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Is it possible for a Pokemon with Fake Out to do this?

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Well, what I want to know is...

Is it possible for a Pokemon with Fake Out to make a Pokemon that's behind a sub flinch?

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No.Pokemon behind a substitute can't flinch.
Source: http://pokemondb.net/move/fake-out

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Actually, this previous answer is incorrect. A Pokemon with infiltrator can bypass a sub and flinch the Pokemon with fake out. For example, a Meowstic, which has infiltrator as an ability, can learn fake out.

Edit: Infiltrator was introduced gen V but the infiltrator+fake out combo was introduced in gen VI with Meowstic. From gen 3-4, the best answer is correct.

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He's right. Works on Showdown, too: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/customgame-427341893