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Will Psych Up inherit the disadvantages of Minimize?

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Okay. Here's my situation.

I have a strategy for double battles in Pokemon x and y. I send out a Blissey and another Pokemon. I max out my Blissey's evasion using Minimize while the other Pokemon draws the opponents fire. I then swap out the other Pokemon for a Gardevoir and use Psych Up to copy the Blissey's stats.

My question is this: will the Gardevoir inherit Minimize's weakness to Body Slam, Steamroller, Dragon Rush, etc. ?

asked Apr 3 by Tuba-Anonymous

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No, because Psych Up only copies the stat changes, and inherits nothing else. So while Blissey originally boosted with Minimize, Gardevoir is only copying the stat change, and nothing else.

Source: Looked it up and came to that conclusion.

Minimize raises Evasion by two stages. Another move that raises evasion is Double Team. However when a crushing move such as Stomp or Body Slam is used on a Pokemon with Double Team evasion the power is not doubled. The Pokemon who uses Psych Up only copies stat changes nothing else.

TL;DR: Copies stat changes and nothing else.

Another thing I think supports my answer is that Crushing moves are only doubled in power vs Pokemon who have used Minimize specifically. So the coding of the games would be unlikely to determine whether Psych Up has copied from a Pokemon who used Minimize vs a Pokemon that used Double Team.

Pages used: Double Team | Minimize | GameFAQs | Bulbapedia: Psych Up

answered Apr 3 by MrKijani
selected Apr 4 by DarkTyphlosion
Hey, we're getting conflicting answers here. Can you guys both source your information so that we can have the correct answer stay up?
thank you very much.