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Why do Poison Powder and Sleep Powder fail?

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I've been playing Soul Silver and I have a Bellsprout with both of these moves. Several times it has just said the move failed and I'm not sure why.

asked May 27 by Fading Echoes
Or Overcoat.

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Because a Pokemon can only have 1 status condition

answered May 28 by Blade with Leaves
selected May 28 by Fading Echoes
I don't know why I didn't think of that
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Poisonpowder will fail if the opponent is a Steel Type
Both fail if the opponent already has a Status Condition

answered May 28 by silverdragon