If I were to hypothetically be hunting for a shiny Lapras, using a Pokemon holding a choice scarf, and used taunt, switched out to a Pokemon with encore. Then after the encore switched back in then passed the choice scarf with trick.
Would the Lapras then be locked into using a damage dealing move assuming the taunt was still in effect, preventing the possibility of a perish song?
Thanks for any response, I was trying to think of a way to counter wild Pokemon with roar, whirlwind, or perish song. (other than ingrain for the first two)