Substitute IV
みがわり Scapegoat
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal
Category Type Status
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

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.

173Cleffa This article is a stub.
Please help the Pokémon Wiki by expanding it.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.