Talk:Lock-On (move)

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This is the exact same type, PP and effect and Mind Reader, should this be a variation, or should it just be mentioned in the trivia? Thanks, Samjohn95 16:32, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

It is a variation. They are exactly the same, except for the Pokémon that can learn it. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 18:12, 1 January 2010 (UTC)


This was definitely NOT the move Lock-On from Shiny Metagross!!! This was its calculating skill so that it knew how to shoot the stones. But if Team Rocket were gone out of the course of the stones the stones would have missed them. The stones had not followed them. But they would by a real Lock-On! Metagross aimed at the place where Team Rocket was standing. Lock-On would not hit the place but the opponent, so that it doesn't mind if the opponent tries to evade; the move follows the target. So it was not the move but only Metagross calculating. Wake up, Metagross do not even learn Lock-On... --- Pokémon Questions? -- 07:40, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Were the words "Lock On" used in either the dub or the original? If neither then I agree. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 08:05, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Most of your reasoning doesn't even matter because anime =/= games. The only reasoning behind this would be whether it was told to use the attack or not. LimeGreenCharizard 08:20, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Regardless of Metagross cannot use Lock-On its like I sad: Metagross did not target Team Rocket but only calculated the course. So its also regardless of whether the words "lock" and "on" were used. But in fact no one called out that it were a move. I admit that it really looks simular to Lock-On... But this is no evidence! (The red target was besides only visible for Metagross. Because it only calculated it! A real Lock-On makes a target out of light which is visible for everyone.) --- Pokémon Questions? -- 08:34, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Again, moves don't always work the same in the anime as they do in the games. Also, just because it can't learn it in the games, doesn't mean it wouldn't have it in the anime. But you're right, unless someone told it to use Lock-On, then it doesn't count. LimeGreenCharizard 08:45, 21 November 2011 (UTC)