List of moves that cause entry hazards
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A trap (Japanese: 罠), more commonly known by the fan term entry hazard, is a condition that affects a side of the field that causes any Pokémon that is sent into battle on that side of the field to be afflicted by a negative effect. Traps are created by moves, normally status moves.
Some moves effects can remove traps. Rapid Spin and Mortal Spin remove traps from the user's side of the field; Defog removes traps from the target's side of the field (Generation IV-V) or both sides of the field (Generation VI onward), as does Tidy Up; G-Max Wind Rage removes traps from the target's side of the field; Court Change will exchange the traps on each side of the field, along with other one-sided field conditions. Additionally, if a grounded Poison-type enters the battle, it will remove Toxic Spikes from its side of the field.
Pokémon holding Heavy-Duty Boots are unaffected by traps, but grounded Poison-type Pokémon can still remove Toxic Spikes even if they hold it.
List of traps
|Debut Gen||Entry hazard||Causes||Effect|
|Grounded Pokémon entering that side of the field take damage proportional to their maximum HP.|
From Generation III onward, spikes can be set up a maximum of 3 times on the same side of the field, which causes entering Pokémon to take more damage.
|IV||Pointed stones||Stealth Rock
|Pokémon entering that side of the field take damage proportional to their maximum HP, based on how effective Rock-type moves are against that Pokémon's types.|
|IV||Poison spikes||Toxic Spikes
|If set up once, poisons grounded Pokémon entering that side of the field.|
If set up twice, badly poisons grounded Pokémon entering that side of the field.
|VI||Sticky web||Sticky Web||Grounded Pokémon entering that side of the field have their Speed lowered by one stage.|
|VIII||Sharp steel||G-Max Steelsurge||Pokémon entering that side of the field take damage proportional to their maximum HP, based on how effective Steel-type moves are against that Pokémon's types.|
- Only even-numbered generations have introduced new moves that set traps.
- There is no way to place sharp steel in Generation IX.
In other languages
|Moves by effect|
|Burn • Confuse • Damage • Flinch|
Freeze • Paralyze • Poison • Sleep • Traps
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