Talk:Zap Cannon (move)

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Paralysis before Colour Change?

The article for Inferno notes that Inferno will cause a burn before Colour Change takes effect. From Generation VI onwards Electric-type Pokémon are now immune to paralysis - do we know if Zap Cannon causes paralysis before Colour Change changes the opponent's type to Electric? --Poppy :3 15:16, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Color Change activates after a status condition is inflicted according to the Ability's page. Since Inferno's page mentions burns prior to Ability activation, I don't see the harm of it being mentioned in Zap Cannon's page as well. Berrenta (talk) 16:47, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Is this really something that belongs on this page? Doesn't this apply to other moves as well? For example, if Thunder hits its 30% chance of paralysis against a Pokémon with Color Change, won't the paralysis take effect before the type change there as well? If that's the case, I feel that it's a detail that should just go on the Color Change page and not here, since it's not unique to this move. -- KiANGLO TALK 07:22, 4 June 2016 (UTC)
I strongly agree. The note is already on Color Change's page, so I've removed it here. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 16:37, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Always paralyzes? (Stadium 2)

Zap Cannon apparently does not always paralyze in Stadium 2? Werster had it happen during a Stadium 2 run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Vl-ZxmZ3U

Supposedly it's a 1/256 chance, but I've never seen this documented anywhere else. - unsigned comment from Teapartycthulu (talkcontribs)