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I remember reading somewhere that tapping moves (like Mean Look) no longer affect Ghosts in X and Y. Are Ghosts also unaffected by trapping abilities like Arena Trap and Shadow Tag as well?


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Pokémon X&Y The Official Kalos Region Guidebook:
> "Ghost-type Pokémon are not affected by moves that prevent Pokémon
> from fleeing from battle."

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yea, that's what I mean - it says moves. Does that include abilities or is it just limited to moves?
The way to test would be to take a Honedge to Reflection Cave and find a Wobuffet... BRB
AND YES, Ghost-types can switch out even if the foe has Shadow Tag.
cool, thanks
Hypothetical: You encounter a Ghost-type roaming legendary (a new generation approaches) and wish to prevent the Pokémon fleeing on the first turn of battle. The only thing I can think of would be a very fast Pokémon with both a trapping ability and a move that changes the enemy's type. I'm pretty sure no Pokémon (so far) has both.