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In the real world, I don't think bouncing around generate static to make your opponent paralyze. So why can the move Bounce cause paralysis?

EDIT: include Body Slam too

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Paralysis does not necessarily mean electricity. You also have moves like Body Slam to consider.
If I bounce on my trampoline and I touch someone we both get electrocuted.
Maybe it's because it causes an injury that hinders movement, like how some thing in real life paralyze people simply by hitting them.

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It most likely to do with Body Slam because they're both fairly similar.
If you were body slammed by anything heavy you would be paralyzed for sure.
Now imagine that from the sky.

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That last part was really dumb but other than that good answer I upvoted
I will remove the last part now
and removed
now I kinda wanna see it, mind posting it on my wall?
If you were slammed by something heavy, i think you would be flinched rather than paralyzed
This was mentioned before; paralysis does not entail electrical shock. Physiologically you can be paralysed from physical trauma — probably more likely that way than any, actually.
Man trying to decode pokemon logic is like trying to find Mario's canon height lol.
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I'd assume because it's a mixture of Body Slam and Fly. It gains the Flying type and delayed turn from Fly, and the paralysis from Body Slam.
I mean, that's sort of the tl;dr explanation of it. Bounce is essentially "jumping/hopping as a battling move", using their height from jumping as a more effective but specialized Body Slam.
I mean...it's pretty much a Flying-type Body Slam. So there XD

Actualy, a flying-type body slam wkuld need to have the same base power and accuracy and the same effect. Yes, it does have the same effect, but not the same power and accuracy. But you still get my upvote.