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Espeon used Substitute!
Espeon put in a substitute!
Espeon lost 25% of its health!
The opposing Galvantula used Bug Buzz!
A critical hit! It's super effective! Espeon lost 75% of its health!
Espeon fainted!

Can someone explain to me how this happened?

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From Generation VI onward, Substitute no longer blocks Sound based moves.

>Substitute no longer blocks sound-based moves, such as Metal Sound, or moves used by Pokémon with the Ability Infiltrator.

As you can see here(from Bulbapedia):

Bug buzz

Bug Buzz is a sound based move.
That is how it, hit regardless of the Substitute.


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Oh, I didn't know that :o
Thanks great info to know!