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Moves not being able to be chosen?

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Sometimes when playing and I choose a move, it will only let me choose that move?
and its for things like thunderbolt?
Is it a glitch??

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What game? Which Pokemon?
Does the opponent use Encore just before?
What item was it holding?
Is it holding a choice band, choice specs, or choice scarf?

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There are a only a minute amount of different moves / abilities that can affect this, so I'll list all of them I know

  • Your Pokémon has a Choice item on it (Choice Scarf, Band, etc) If the Pokemon has this then swap it with another item, for example the Light Ball.
  • The opponents Pokémon has used Encore to stop you from choosing anything other than Thunderbolt. You must wait 2 to 6 turns for this affect to stop.

Hope I helped!

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