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Do the effects of Smack Down linger after switching?

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So say I have laid spikes on my opponents side of the field. He sends out his Pidove, and I use Smack Down. He then switches out. When he comes back in, will he take damage from the spikes?

And alternatively, if not: Will a flying pokemon take damage from spikes/toxic spikes on the turn that they are smacked down? Or are the hazards ignored?

asked Jun 24, 2012 by Spoink

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No. You have to "re-smack down" the pokemon if you want the effects to stay back up.

If the target is airborne, Smack Down forces it onto the ground, removing the effects of Magnet Rise and Telekinesis. Smack Down makes its target vulnerable to Ground-type moves and Arena Trap even if it is Flying-type or has Levitate. This effect lasts until the affected Pokémon switches out.

answered Jun 24, 2012 by DarkTyphlosion
selected Jul 20, 2012 by Spoink