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In an Gen 8 AG battle, I used Thunder Wave on the opponent's Dusk Mane, and it didn't Paralyze once! What is the chance of this happening?

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Thanks both of you. Now I am really convinced I have a bad rng curse.

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Pokémon that are Paralyzed have a 25% chance of not moving that turn. So, we simply do (1/4)^12 (for the number of turns) and we get 1/16777216.
Source: https://m.bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Paralysis_(status_condition)

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I'm pretty sure it's something like 0.000000000001/1200, either that or 0.000000000001/1200
That's insane.
Source:I just did the math on my calculator with the accuracy of Thunder Wave with my calculator.

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