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Just curious about this one. What happens if one managed to set up two layers of toxic spikes and an enemy Tapu Fini (I think that's the one) comes in after the toxic spikes were laid? Would any grounded Pokemon that switches in while the terrain is in effect get poisoned or not? Does the terrain protect from status conditions from moves only or does it protect from anything that causes status?

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Probably it protects from poison.

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Ok so I tested this on the db server, but since saving replays currently doesn’t work, I don’t have the replay. Anyway, NebbyY helped me test this out (thank you, Nebby!). So what happened was he sent out Toxapex and used Toxic Spikes twice while my Dragapult was in the battle. I then switched to Tapu Fini. Turns out, the Toxic Spikes acted before Misty Terrain, badly poisoning my Tapu Fini. If you want the sets, here they are:

Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Aqua Ring
- Defog
- Dazzling Gleam
- Scald

Dragapult @ Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dragon Pulse
- Fire Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Surf

(Don’t mind the move sets, I was just putting something together in like 2 minutes so I could test this.)

Hope this helps! :)

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Was Tapu Fini damaged by the poison after its ability was activated?
Yup. It actually knocked out my Tapu Fini.
Oh ok thanks
No problem! :)
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The toxic spikes would be negated during misty terrain. Abilities activate before spikes do, therefore making them have no effect

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But it doesn't remove it? And I thought hazards activate before any abilities?
No it would not remove it regardless of whether abilities went first or not
You’re wrong. On the switch in, Tapu Fini would be poisoned.
Ok filler