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I have a Pokemon that knows trick room but it's only worked once or twice so far out of the several times I've tried it. What will happen is on the first turn the enemy Pokemon will go first since it is faster, then trick room will go off, then on the next turn the enemy Pokemon goes first again anyway about 3/4 of the time. What could cause it to be inconsistent like this?


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Trick Room has -6 priority, which means that most other moves will go first. I'm guessing that this is because the opposing Pokémon is slower, but Trick Room has negative priority so it's going last. Unless the other Pokémon is very obviously supposed to be faster, I think this is what is happening.

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It might be a bug, is the Pokémon or game hacked? What game?
it's alpha sapphire and yeah he is hacked but so are all the other ones that are having no issues so I'm not sure that's relevant. I guess tropius just wasn't meant to trick room, c'est la vie.
Sorry but i dont know what's wrong :( Oh well, just stick with the other ones?
thanks for the help but it turns out A. I'm an idiot and B. I had a weird string of luck.

the tropius is fine, what happened was I encountered some zigzagoons and poochenyas with -speed personalities a few times in a row. I tested with him some more and it started to work most of the time again, then the next time it didn't I caught the pokemon and it had a negative speed personality. It's just weird I hadn't encountered that on any of the other ones then this tropius had it happen several times in a row. since theyre such a low level that 1 or 2 point difference in the stats completely changes the outcome.
Ah okay, I guess it was just bad luck then. Glad your problems been fixed!