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{{Move Infobox
image=Substitute_IV.png|
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|image=Substitute(Let's Go).PNG
japanese=みがわり ''Scapegoat''|
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|japanese=みがわり ''Scapegoat''
generation=I|
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|generation=I
type=Normal|
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|type=Normal
category=Status|
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|category=Status
power=—|
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|power=—
accuracy=—%|
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|accuracy=—%
pp=10<span class="explain" title="Max. 16">*</span>|
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|pp=10<span class="explain" title="Max. 16">*</span>
affects=User|
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|affects=User
contact=0|
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|contact=0
magiccoat=0|
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|magiccoat=0
brightpowder=0|
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|magicbounce=0
detect=0|
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|brightpowder=0
snatch=1|
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|detect=0
kingsrock=0|
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|snatch=1
contesttype=Smart|
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|mirrormove=0
appeal=2|
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|kingsrock=0
jam=0|
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|contesttype=Smart
appeal2=1|
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|appeal=2
}}
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|jam=0
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|appeal2=1}}
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'''Substitute''' (Japanese: '''みがわり''' ''Scapegoat'') is a {{type|Normal}}-[[Types|type]] [[move]] introduced in [[Generation I]] that, when used, will make a decoy of/for the user. It was [[TM50]] in [[Generation I]] until it lost its TM status in [[Generation II]]. It is [[TM90]] since [[Generation IV]]. In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], it is available as [[TM08]].
   
'''Substitute''' (みがわり ''Scapegoat'') is a move that, when used the Pokémon will make a substitute of itself, at the cost of 25% of its HP. The substitute will take the damage from the opposing Pokémon until it breaks. A substitute cannot be created if your Pokémon's health is less than 25% of its maximum HP. A one-hit KO attack will always break a substitute if it hits. Interestingly, in Generations 1 and 2, the Substitute takes the appearance of a Rhydon. In all subsequent games it is a plush toy that resembles no particular Pokémon.
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==Description==
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{{Movedesctop|Normal}}
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{{Movedescmid|{{STAD}}{{STA2}}|Uses 1/4 of the user's maximum HP to create a substitute that takes the opponent's attacks.}}
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{{Movedescmid|{{GSC}}|Makes a decoy with 1/4 user's max HP.}}
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{{Movedescmid|{{RSE}}{{COL}}{{XD}}|Creates a decoy using 1/4 of the user's maximum HP.}}
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{{Movedescmid|{{FRLG}}|The user creates a decoy using one-quarter of its full HP.}}
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{{Movedescmid|{{DPPt}}{{HGSS}}<br/>{{BW}}{{B2W2}}<br/>{{XY}}{{ORAS}}<br/>{{SM}}{{USUM}}{{PE}}|The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user's decoy.}}
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{{Movedescend}}
   
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==Effect==
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The substitute is created at the cost of 25% of the user's HP and will take all or most of the incoming damage from the opposing Pokémon until it breaks. A substitute cannot be created if your Pokémon's health is less than 25% of its maximum HP. A one-hit KO attack will always break a substitute if it hits.
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===Limitations===
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With the release of [[Generation VI]], sound based moves such as [[Hyper Voice]] and [[Growl]] can bypass a Substitute and affect the user directly. As well, Generation VI made it so that a Pokemon with the ability [[Infiltrator]] can hit a target using Substitute.
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Moves that can bypass a substitute and damage the user:
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*[[Boomburst]]
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*[[Bug Buzz]]
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*[[Chatter]]
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*[[Disarming Voice]]
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*[[Echoed Voice]]
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*[[Relic Song]]
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*[[Round]]
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*[[Snore]]
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*[[Uproar]]
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Further, there are moves that do not damage the user but bypass their substitute and affect them in other ways:
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*[[Confide]]
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*[[Grass Whistle]]
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*[[Growl]]
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*[[Metal Sound]]
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*[[Noble Roar]]
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*[[Parting Shot]]
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*[[Perish Song]]
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*[[Roar]]
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*[[Screech]]
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*[[Sing]]
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*[[Snarl]]
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*[[Supersonic]]
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*[[Whirlwind]]
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Plus, any move used by a Pokemon with the ability infiltrator will bypass the substitute and affect the target directly, opening the door for a wider range of attacks not listed here.
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===Appearance===
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In [[Generation I|Generations I]] and [[Generation II|II]], the Substitute takes the appearance of a [[Rhydon]]. In all subsequent games it is a plush toy that is said to resemble a [[Larvitar]]. However, some contend that it resembles the being inside [[Kangaskhan]]'s pouch. When the move is used, the user appears to jump back to the sidelines leaving a puff of smoke in its wake. From this the Substitute appears. When a user attacks while it is active, the substitute will move out of the way while the user comes back onto the battlefield. Once the user's move is complete they return to their location off-screen and the substitute takes its place once more.
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==Gallery==
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{{Move gallery
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|1 = Games
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|2 = Anime
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|3 = Manga
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|4 = Other
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|games4 =
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Substitute IV.png {{!}} Substitute depicted in [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Version|Diamond, Pearl]], [[Pokémon Platinum Version|Platinum]], [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Version|HeartGold and SoulSilver]]
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|games6 = ORAS Substitute.PNG {{!}} Substitute depicted in [[Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]] & [[Pokémon X and Y]].
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|games7 = Substitute GenVII.png {{!}} Substitute depicted in [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Sun, Moon,]] [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon]]
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|anime4 =
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Shaymin Substitute.png {{!}} Substitute being used by [[Shaymin (MS011)]]
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Lila Delcatty Cute Charm.png {{!}} Substitute being used by [[Lila's Delcatty]]
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Togepi Substitute.png {{!}} Substitute being used by [[Togepi (DP142)]]
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|anime5 =
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Juniper Accelgor Substitute.png {{!}} Substitute being used by [[Professor Juniper's Accelgor]]
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|manga1 =
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Pika's Substitute.PNG {{!}} Substitute being used by [[Pika|Red's Pikachu]]
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|other1 = SubstituteSSBU.png {{!}} Substitute depicted in [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]|games1 = Substitute I.PNG|games2 = Substitute II.PNG}}
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{{stub}}
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{{Generation I TMs and HMs}}
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{{Generation IV TMs and HMs}}
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{{Generation V TMs and HMs}}
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{{Generation VI TMs and HMs}}
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{{Generation VII TMs}}
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{{Generation VIII TRs}}

Latest revision as of 15:35, November 26, 2019

Substitute
Substitute(Let&#039;s Go)
(みがわり Scapegoat)
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal
Category Type Status
Power:
Accuracy: —%
PP: 10*
Affects: User
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal:
Jam:

Substitute (Japanese: みがわり Scapegoat) is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I that, when used, will make a decoy of/for the user. It was TM50 in Generation I until it lost its TM status in Generation II. It is TM90 since Generation IV. In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it is available as TM08.

DescriptionEdit

Games Description
STADSTA2 Uses 1/4 of the user's maximum HP to create a substitute that takes the opponent's attacks.
GSC Makes a decoy with 1/4 user's max HP.
RSECOLXD Creates a decoy using 1/4 of the user's maximum HP.
FRLG The user creates a decoy using one-quarter of its full HP.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user's decoy.

EffectEdit

The substitute is created at the cost of 25% of the user's HP and will take all or most of the incoming damage from the opposing Pokémon until it breaks. A substitute cannot be created if your Pokémon's health is less than 25% of its maximum HP. A one-hit KO attack will always break a substitute if it hits.

LimitationsEdit

With the release of Generation VI, sound based moves such as Hyper Voice and Growl can bypass a Substitute and affect the user directly. As well, Generation VI made it so that a Pokemon with the ability Infiltrator can hit a target using Substitute.

Moves that can bypass a substitute and damage the user:

Further, there are moves that do not damage the user but bypass their substitute and affect them in other ways:

Plus, any move used by a Pokemon with the ability infiltrator will bypass the substitute and affect the target directly, opening the door for a wider range of attacks not listed here.

AppearanceEdit

In Generations I and II, the Substitute takes the appearance of a Rhydon. In all subsequent games it is a plush toy that is said to resemble a Larvitar. However, some contend that it resembles the being inside Kangaskhan's pouch. When the move is used, the user appears to jump back to the sidelines leaving a puff of smoke in its wake. From this the Substitute appears. When a user attacks while it is active, the substitute will move out of the way while the user comes back onto the battlefield. Once the user's move is complete they return to their location off-screen and the substitute takes its place once more.

GalleryEdit

Main games
Side games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures


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