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So say I have laid spikes on my opponents side of the field. He sends out his Pidove, and I use Smack Down. He then switches out. When he comes back in, will he take damage from the spikes?

And alternatively, if not: Will a flying pokemon take damage from spikes/toxic spikes on the turn that they are smacked down? Or are the hazards ignored?


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No. You have to "re-smack down" the pokemon if you want the effects to stay back up.

>If the target is airborne, Smack Down forces it onto the ground, removing the effects of Magnet Rise and Telekinesis. Smack Down makes its target vulnerable to Ground-type moves and Arena Trap even if it is Flying-type or has Levitate. This effect lasts until the affected Pokémon switches out.

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