So, I have a alakazam currently on my active team. It has magic guard, its hidden ability.
I have him/her (i forgot :P) hold the life orb item, but due to its ability, it doesnt take recoil damage. Also, when alakazam gets confused, does it also hit itself or hit the opposing Pokemon?
So, to sum up:
1. Does alakazam with HA get the life orb boost and not take recoil or does it not recieve the life orb boost?
2. When alakazam with HA gets confused, does it hit itself in confusion and not attack or attack?