Talk:Trick-or-Treat (move)

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What, exactly, does Trick-or-Treat do?

Turns out that, unlike Soak in Generation V, Trick-or-Treat does not change or negate the Pokemon's original typing -- use it against a dual-typed Pokémon and that Pokémon is now effectively triple-typed.

I conducted the following experiment to evaluate this:

  1. Find a wild Normal-type Pokemon (because Normal is immune to Ghost) and use Trick-or-Treat.
  2. Test Ghost, Dark, and other types against the affected Pokemon.

My results:

  • vs. Normal+Flying (Fletchling and Pidgey):
    • Shadow Sneak had no effect (Normal influence).
    • Discharge proved supereffective (Flying influence).
    • Night Slash proved supereffective (Ghost influence).
  • vs. Litleo (Fire+Normal):
    • Surf proved supereffective (Fire influence).
    • Shadow Sneak failed to affect Litleo (Normal influence).
    • Night Slash proved supereffective (Ghost influence).
  • vs. Pumpkaboo (Ghost+Grass):
    • Trick-or-Treat failed outright.

(PS - And while running around locating all these Pokemon I caught a shiny Azurill. :) ) --Stratelier 18:33, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Pokémon with four types?

Has anyone tested if Trick-or-Treat's effect stacks with that of Forest's Curse, or do these attacks fail if the target already has three types? (Divdax (talk) 22:30, 16 November 2013 (UTC))

Evidently, one will replace the other, still only permitting three types in total. ~~ArtemiSerebii~~


"Using Trick-or-Treat on a Psychic-type Pokémon is currently the only way to deal 4x supereffective damage with Ghost or Dark attacks." Thats isn't true if Hoopa (Psychic/Ghost type) is real Pokemon.--Dominikololo (talk) 22:53, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Hoopa has not been officially revealed to be a real Pokémon to begin with so the trivia still stands as valid. - 050294 (talk) 22:56, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Also on this particular trivia entry... Should Inverse Battles be ignored for this? I ask because Pangoro is 4x weak to Dark under those conditions. RiverShock (talk) 16:20, 18 December 2013 (UTC)