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Let me explain. If I switch in a steadfast Scyther to a Fake Out, will it activate?

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Steadfast only happens if you try to make a move, which you don't do if you switch in. So it doesn't activate and you don't get the boost.

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Sorry for getting it confused with Inner focus earlier. I always get the two muddled up.

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Steadfast means you flinch, but get a speed boost. It doesn't prevent the flinching. Inner focus prevents flinching.
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The move will hit after you switch in. You have moved first, so the flinch won't happen, and Scizor won't get the boost. Sorry.

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Scizor? When did he say Scizor?
He probably confused Scyther with Scizor.