Talk:Arena Trap (Ability)

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Flying-types and Pokémon with Levitate are all immune to this ability... but what if Gravity is in effect? TTEchidnaGSDS! 21:32, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Not too sure...what about Smoke Ball? ht14 21:22, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Wild Pokemon

It seems that wild Pokemon are still able to flee if you send out a Pokemon that has Arena Trap. Perhaps the page should be more clear? - unsigned comment from Janis (talkcontribs)

Yeah, I had that problem with my Cresselia; I was using a Dugtrio with Arena Trap and it still kept fleeing. Anyone got any ideas why? たかはりい! 09:13, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
As stated above, Pokémon with Levitate are immune to Arena Trap. Cresselia has Levitate, therefore she's immune. Smashman 11:32, 12 March 2010 (UTC)


I can't sort out how to add that Flying types are immune to Arena Trap's effect.

Pardon me for moving this, but I think new posts go to the bottom. And also for me not being a "higher up." The answer: I think it's already in there. I'll tell you in just a sec. ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 12:41, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Pokémon rendered immune to Ground-type attacks are immune to Arena Trap. This includes Flying-type Pokémon. ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 12:43, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Are ghost-types immune to this?

The page Ghost (type) says they are immune to all trapping moves and abilities, but this page doesn't seem to agree. - unsigned comment from Bbbbbbbbba (talkcontribs)

Yes, they are immune. Berrenta (talk) 19:07, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Trapper vs other trapper

Do they cancel each other out? --FIQ (talk) 13:52, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Originally, Shadow Tag vs. Shadow Tag resulted in both sides of the field being trapped. This led to Wobbuffet vs. Wobbuffet stalemates, so it was quickly changed. There isn't a note on either of the other two trapping Abilities (Arena Trap and Magnet Pull), which leads me to believe they probably weren't changed when Shadow Tag was (because they can't lead to similar stalemates, because all the Pokémon that can have them can learn damaging moves), but it's possible it needs more researching. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 15:27, 21 March 2017 (UTC)


Does Arena Trap and other similar Abilities, ones that increase encounter rates, work while the player is Surfing?

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