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In Showdown, I know that if you were to use Sheer Cold on an ice type, it hits but has no effect. I want to know if this happens in-game and other instances.

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The question is if it hits in-game
Ignis sniped me I was like about to comment the same thing lol
The animation doesn't have to play, the move just can't miss.
Is just one game example good enough? Because then I can answer. Probably it should
Commenting on the info I found:
Moves that have no effect on another Pokemon will not miss.
3 examples I did:
Example 1: Sheer Cold Lapras vs Alolan Vulpix: I used up all of Sheer Cold's PP and the only message I got when I used Sheer Cold was "it doesn't effect the wild Vulpix...". I never got the message "the wild Vulpix avoided the attack!"
Example 2: Fissure Hippowdon vs Oricorio: Same results. I only got the message "it doesn't effect the wild Oricorio..."
Example 3: Toxic Vaporeon vs Ekans: I wanted to see if this happens with moves with a little higher accuracy. (Probably not the best example) Same results as examples 1 and 2. If anyone wants to use any of these examples, go ahead. :P

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Moves that have no effect will always hit

I did 3 examples for this in Ultra Sun:

Example 1: Sheer Cold Lapras vs Alolan Vulpix: I used up all of Sheer Cold's PP and the only message I got when I used Sheer Cold was "it doesn't effect the wild Vulpix...". I never got the message "the wild Vulpix avoided the attack!"
Example 2: Fissure Hippowdon vs Oricorio: Same results. I only got the message "it doesn't effect the wild Oricorio...". I never got the message "the wild Oricorio avoided the attack!"
Example 3: Toxic Vaporeon vs Ekans: I wanted to see if this happens with moves with a little higher accuracy. (Probably not the best example) Same results as examples 1 and 2. I only got the message "it doesn't effect the wild Ekans...". I never got the message "the wild Ekans avoided the attack!"

Therefore, moves that don't have effect will always hit.

Source: Experience

Hope this helps.

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Okay thanks. This helps a lot.