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Why did Sheer Cold not hit Machamp?

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I used Sheer Cold on a No Guard Machamp in a battle against my friend and it missed!! What happened?
*The Machamp and my Lapras were both Level 100.

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Did the machamp use any evasion moves like double team?
No, Sheer Cold was the first move used.

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OHKO moves do not fall under that rule (otherwise any Pokemon could guarantee to take Machamp down in one move). They are still only 30% likely to hit.

All other moves will hit Machamp though, including ones like Zap Cannon (only 50% accuracy normally).

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