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I was up against latios with my first Pokemon in my party a diglett with the ability arena trap but the latios fled??

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What happened??? I thought arena trap prevented fleeing???

asked Jan 12 by water,grasspokemon
Are there any pokemon that can learn gravity and have the ability arena trap? or will I just have to go catch a wobbeffet?
Unfortunately, no.
You'll have to get a Wynaut or Wobbuffet, since the Gothita line and Mega Gengar aren't available in SS.
thanks everyone, I caught it FINALLY!!!
No problem! :)

4 Answers

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This is because Latios has the ability Levitate, which negates the effect of Arena Trap. Levitating Pokemon, Flying type Pokemon and Pokemon that are being affected by Magnet Rise or Telekinesis are all immune to Arena Trap.

Source: Experience

answered Jan 12 by ƒιzz
1 vote

Latios has the Ability Levitate and is immune to Ground type moves.

Pokémon rendered immune to Ground type attacks are immune to Arena Trap. This includes Flying type Pokémon, Pokémon with Levitate, and Pokémon affected by Magnet Rise or Telekinesis.

Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arena_Trap_(Ability)

Hope I helped :)

answered Jan 12 by Sir Dan
edited Jan 13 by Sir Dan
1 vote

Arena Trap doesn't affect Pokemon with the Ability Levitate, which Latios has. It also doesn't affect Pokemon that are Flying types or are under the effect of Magnet Rise or Telekinesis.

Instead of using Arena Trap you could use a Pokemon with the ability Shadow Tag or a move like Mean Look.

Source: Experience

answered Jan 12 by JarJar~
1 vote

Latios is a roaming Pokemon, so it has the ability to escape.
But, Diglett, with Arena Trap should have prevented Latios to escape,
BUT, latios has the ability Levitate, so it negate the ability Areana trap so therefore was able to escape.

Source: Knowlege, experience
http://www.serebii.net/abilitydex/levitate.shtml

Tip: Use an Pokemon with other preventing escape abitilies such as Shadow tag or moves like Mean look

answered Jan 12 by Mr. Blazo