Talk:Gastro Acid (move)

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Effect on Steel-type

Should we mentioned Gastro Acid also work on Steel-type despite as a Poison-type move? in my test, a wild Weepinbell can cancel my Magnezone 's ability.chungkingpun 07:20, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Though it's long since this question was posed, since it wasn't answered... no. Sand-Attack works on Flying-types and Pokémon with Levitate. Seems the only immunity preserved for status moves is Ground to Electric. TTEchidna 04:30, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
I've noted this on Damage modification, as most status moves are exempt from type matchups altogether; Thunder Wave has always been one of the exceptions. --Stratelier 19:16, 27 April 2011 (UTC)


Is it known for sure whether or not this move can hit your partner in a double or triple battle? LimeGreenCharizard 12:33, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Slow Start?

"Furthermore, Gastro Acid does not negate Abilities that have an immediate effect at the start of the battle, such as Drizzle, because the Ability will activate before Gastro Acid can even be used."

Well, Slow Start _is_ activated at the very beginning, yet it's still undone by Gastro Acid. --Det (talk) 11:52, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Works on Primal Kyogre/Groudon/Mega Rayquaza's Abilities

Oddly enough this move even seems to work on the Mega/Primal Evolutions of the Hoenn Legendary Trio in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (on the abilities Primordial Sea, Desolate Land, and Delta Stream, respectively). After these abilities are suppressed, the special weather conditions are immediately removed. I gotta say, while I was very surprised that it worked, it made catching Primal Kyogre SO much easier... --Ulithium Dragon (talk) 22:55, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I feel like the "Trivia" section should be amended to point out that this move works on legendary Pokemon's weather effect moves (I just tested and it works on the abilities from the X and Y pokemon (I don't feel like trying to spell THOSE names)), but I wanted to ask other people's thoughts first, since I've noticed the staff on here can be pretty fierce in making sure no non-relevant information gets put on the pages... --Ulithium Dragon (talk) 23:07, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Gastro Acid fails on Comatose.

I was about to add that this move fails on Comatose, but the page is protected. Can someone please add it in?Unowninator (talk) 21:49, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, it's been added. --Carmen (Talk | contribs) 02:56, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Gastro Acid does not affect the Schooling Ability

The page also needs to mention that Gastro Acid doesn't affect the Schooling ability, but the page is protected. --Rithvikkiran (talk) 02:45, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, it's been added. --Carmen (Talk | contribs) 02:56, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Fails on Disguise

Gastro Acid fails if the target has Disguise. Someone needs to check if it works on Shields Down, and Full Metal Body, Shadow Shield and Prizm Armour should probably also be checked, as those three Abilities are not affected by Mold Breaker. Would edit for the Disguise part and add {{incomplete}}, but the page is still protected and I can't edit it. PartHunter (talk) 03:58, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Effects on Shields Down

This page should also include that Gastro Acid fails on a target with Shields Down, but the page is protected. Can someone add it? This fact is mentioned on the page for Shields Down, but not on this one. Anonymoose51709 (talk) 22:27, 28 December 2016 (UTC)