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One time I was challenging the Alolan League and I used my Mimikyu against Hala's team.
On the first turn, Hala sends out his Hariyama and uses Fake Out on Mimikyu.
The attack connects, Mimikyu flinches, looses its disguise, and cannot set up in safety anymore.

I know for a fact that Ghost is immune to Normal moves, so how did Fake Out hit? What am I missing?

Could your Mimikyu possibly have been holding a ring target?
No it didn't. It seems Fake Out is a viable way to break Disguise

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Here's what I could find on Bulbapedia:

Disguise will not protect against entry hazards or weather damage. Disguise activates at the first strike of a multi-strike move such as Water Shuriken and will not block damage from remaining strikes. Disguise only blocks the damage from moves; additional effects of damaging moves like paralysis from Nuzzle are not prevented. If Mimikyu has a substitute, the substitute will take damage before Disguise.
Weakness Policy will not activate if Disguise negates the damage, because it is treated as a neutral hit. A held Air Balloon will be popped even if the Disguise negates the damage.


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I see. So even if Mimikyu should be immune to Fake Out, Disguise does not protect it from the flinch effect. That actually helps a lot. Thanks!