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Let's say there's a Gardevoir and a Landorus-T.

Gardevoir's trace copies Landorus' intimidate. Will intimidate activate, knowing that intimidate activates when the user enters battle?

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Intimidate now also activates when a Pokémon gains the Ability, such as via Skill Swap or Mega Evolution.

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This should mean that tracing intimidate makes intimidate activate immediately in every generation after gen 3.

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Yes, it does.

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Yes.

Look at this replay. Landorus and Gardevoir come out, and Landorus Intimidates Gardevoir. Gardevoir Traces Intimidate and Intimidates Landorus in return.

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