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Why did Sheer Cold not hit Machamp?

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I used Sheer Cold on a No Guard Machamp in a battle against my friend and it missed!! What happened?
*The Machamp and my Lapras were both Level 100.

asked Jul 7, 2011 by Mewderator
edited Jul 7, 2011 by Pokemaster
Did the machamp use any evasion moves like double team?
No, Sheer Cold was the first move used.

1 Answer

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Best answer

OHKO moves do not fall under that rule (otherwise any Pokemon could guarantee to take Machamp down in one move). They are still only 30% likely to hit.

All other moves will hit Machamp though, including ones like Zap Cannon (only 50% accuracy normally).

answered Jul 7, 2011 by Pokemaster