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I was told that a Pokemon with Sheer Force will not take damage from Life Orb. But on Showdown, my Conkeldurr took recoil damage from it. Glitch, or was I lied to?


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Pokemon with the Sheer Force ability holding a Life Orb don't take Life Orb recoil ONLY from moves that are affected by Sheer Force. So Fire Punch would not give Life Orb recoil but Earthquake would.

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Hmm. That wasn't it. My Conkeldurr has: Thunderpunch, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, and Rock Slide.
Sorry, should've given the moveset.
Wait, just remembered. I switched Fire Punch for Drain Punch. That's it! Thanks!
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It seems it was a showdown glitch because if a Pokemon has Sheer Force it doesn't take Life Orb recoil.
Which Server was this?

It was Main Server.
Hmm, most likely then Zarel was changing something. It'll get sorted.