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I was wondering if, say, I was in Balanced Hackmons, (the only format where this combo could exist) and had a Pokemon with Comatose use Psycho Shift. Would it put the opponent to sleep or fail?

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It appears that Comatose doesn't really cause sleep. It only simulates some of sleep's effects, and passing sleep with Psycho Shift isn't one of them.

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I kind-of thought it wouldn't, because the status isn't actually inflicted on the Pokemon.