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I was fighting a Tentacool and it used Poison Sting. I got poisoned, but the poison wasn't passed on. Is this because Tentacool cannot be poisoned?

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Well yes I would assume so. You can't exactly hurt something made of Poison with poison

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Even if Synchronize would have no effect due to the other Pokémon already having a status condition or the other Pokémon's type, Ability, or team condition (e.g. Safeguard), it will still activate (revealing it as the Pokémon's Ability), but have no effect.

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It probably did activate, but the poison wasn't passed because Tentacool cannot be poisoned.

Hope I helped!

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dang sniped
Now that I think about it, it did show the little "Ralt's Syncronize" bar thing.
Thanks so much
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Yes, you are correct. Poison-types cannot be poisoned (except in the case of Corrosion)

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Oh yeah I forgot about that
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1304227557

Poison types with Corrosion aren't affected by Synchronize
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Yes, Poison types like Tentacruel cannot be poisoned. Therefore, Synchronize didn't activate. Synchronize will also not burn Fire types, will not freeze ice types, and will not paralyze Electric types Gen 6 onwards. It will not work if you fall asleep against a Pokemon with Insomnia either.

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yep true
Thanks so much
Glad i helped
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Tentacool is a poison type,and poison types are immune to poison.
https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Poison_(status_condition) and https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Poison_(type)
Corrosion allows poison types to be poisoned though.
https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Corrosion_(Ability)

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https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1304227557

Poison types with Corrosion aren't affected by Synchronize
I'm talking about poison in general