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18th Mar '17 7:30:28 PM Jgorgon
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** An annoying case in many ''Grand Theft Auto'' titles involes characters who undertake missions with you on your side, but are later fought as enemies. They'll go down from a small hail of gunfire when they're on your side, requiring you to protect them, but once it comes time to fight them they'll be able to withstand several headshots.
21st Feb '17 2:55:12 PM Bugfragged
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* In ''VideoGame/NocturneRebirth'', this is only played straight for the second round of the BonusBoss. Every other boss of the game is usually vulnerable to exactly one status effect while being immune to all others.

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* In ''VideoGame/NocturneRebirth'', this is only played straight for the second round of the BonusBoss. Every other boss of the game is usually vulnerable to exactly one or two status effect effects while being immune to all others.
21st Feb '17 2:54:30 PM Bugfragged
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* In ''VideoGame/NocturneRebirth'', this is only played straight for the second round of the BonusBoss. Every other boss of the game is usually vulnerable to exactly one status effect while being immune to all others.
6th Feb '17 5:12:49 PM bluewarbler
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*In ''VideoGame/EnterTheGungeon'', bosses are completely immune to the BalefulPolymorph effect of magic weapons.



* Unique monsters in ''{{VideoGame/Angband}}'' are inmune to almost every status effect, besides any resistances the base monster might have.

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* Unique monsters in ''{{VideoGame/Angband}}'' are inmune immune to almost every status effect, besides any resistances the base monster might have.
6th Feb '17 3:11:42 PM SpinAttaxx
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** In regards to bosses resisting statuses/OneHitKill attacks, the series averts this. Few boss characters have any Pokémon immune to OneHitKill attacks, with all such 'mons except one being usable by the player[[note]]the sole exception being Brock's Rhyhorn (Rhyhorn cannot legally have Sturdy)[[/note]], and all bosses have to play by the same rules as the player regarding the series' ElementalRockPaperScissors and StandardStatusEffects. However, in all games but ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'' you can't capture another Trainer's Pokémon and use it as your own -- not even with the Master Ball. Even in the Orre games, you can only snag specific Shadow Pokémon).
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' plays this straight to a limited extent. The abilities of [[OlympusMons cover legendaries]] Lunala and Solgaleo, Shadow Shield and Full Metal Body, are mostly copies of existing abilities (Multiscale and Clear Body respectively). Unlike those abilities, however, they aren't bypassed by traditional counter abilities like Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt. Of course, those abilities work the same way once you catch them.
** While no boss Pokémon is immune to statuses, there are a few occasions where a player is completely unable to capture a Pokémon and has to defeat it:

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** In regards to bosses resisting statuses/OneHitKill attacks, the series averts this. Few boss characters have any Pokémon immune to OneHitKill attacks, with all such 'mons except one being usable by the player[[note]]the sole exception being Brock's Rhyhorn (Rhyhorn cannot legally have Sturdy)[[/note]], and all bosses have to play by the same rules as the player regarding the series' ElementalRockPaperScissors and StandardStatusEffects. However, in all games but ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'' XD]]'', you can't capture another Trainer's Pokémon and use it as your own -- not even with the Master Ball. Even in the Orre games, you can only snag specific Shadow Pokémon).
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' plays this straight to a limited extent. The abilities Abilities of [[OlympusMons cover legendaries]] Lunala and Solgaleo, Shadow Shield and Full Metal Body, are mostly copies of existing abilities Abilities (Multiscale and Clear Body respectively). Necrozma, a legendary Pokémon thought to be related to them, comes with Prism Armor (which acts as a copy of Filter/Solid Rock). Unlike those abilities, Abilities, however, they aren't bypassed by [[PowerNullifier traditional counter abilities Abilities]] like Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt. Of course, those abilities Abilities work the same way once you catch them.
** While no boss Pokémon (wild or trained) is immune to statuses, statuses unless their type dictates it (e.g. Steel-types can't be poisoned), there are a few occasions where a player is completely unable to capture a wild Pokémon and has to defeat it:
6th Feb '17 3:06:12 PM SpinAttaxx
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** In regards to bosses resisting statuses/OneHitKill attacks, the series averts this. Few Boss characters have any Pokémon immune to OneHitKill attacks, with all such 'mons except one being usable by the player[[note]]the sole exception being Brock's Rhyhorn (Rhyhorn cannot legally have Sturdy)[[/note]], and all bosses have to play by the same rules as the player regarding the series' ElementalRockPaperScissors and StandardStatusEffects.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
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** In regards to bosses resisting statuses/OneHitKill attacks, the series averts this. Few Boss boss characters have any Pokémon immune to OneHitKill attacks, with all such 'mons except one being usable by the player[[note]]the sole exception being Brock's Rhyhorn (Rhyhorn cannot legally have Sturdy)[[/note]], and all bosses have to play by the same rules as the player regarding the series' ElementalRockPaperScissors and StandardStatusEffects.StandardStatusEffects. However, in all games but ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'' you can't capture another Trainer's Pokémon and use it as your own -- not even with the Master Ball. Even in the Orre games, you can only snag specific Shadow Pokémon).


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*** Also in ''Sun and Moon'' are the Totem Pokémon; [[KingMook regular Pokémon that are far larger]], can [[FlunkyBoss summon other Pokémon to aid them]], and come with an aura that gives them at least one StatusBuff right at the start of the battle. You're prohibited from capturing Pokémon in the area until the Trial is complete, and the Totem Pokémon can't be rebattled afterwards.
27th Jan '17 12:11:01 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'': Zigzagged. All bosses can be affected by status effects (though it takes a few more hits than normal to inflict them). The Bible kills Mom and Mom's Heart instantly, but trying to use it on any other FinalBoss results in ''the player'' dying instantly instead. The Chaos Card will kill absolutely anything in one hit, including most Final Bosses... ''except'' the TrueFinalBoss of the Afterbirth+ expansion, which is immune to it. It's also perfectly possible to gain so much attack power that most bosses are taken out in a few seconds, but two of the Afterbirth bosses have a damage-scaling attribute that causes their health to increase in proportion to the player's power, so that no matter how much power the player gains, it will take some time to wear them down.
16th Jan '17 2:09:50 PM SpinAttaxx
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* Averted in the main ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games. Few Boss characters have any {{Mons}} immune to OneHitKill attacks, with all such mons except one being usable by the player[[note]]the sole exception being Brock's Rhyhorn (Rhyhorn cannot legally have Sturdy)[[/note]], and all bosses have to play by the same rules as the player regarding the series' ElementalRockPaperScissors and StandardStatusEffects.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' plays this straight to a limited extent. The [[OlympusMons cover legendaries]] Lunala and Solgaleo's abilities Shadow Shield and Full Metal Body are mostly copies of existing abilities (Multiscale and Clear Body respectively). Unlike those abilities, however Shadow shield and Full Metal Body are not bypassed by traditional counter abilities like Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt. Of course, since this is a MonsGame, those abilities work the same way once you catch them.

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* Averted in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** In regards to bosses resisting statuses/OneHitKill attacks,
the main ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games. series averts this. Few Boss characters have any {{Mons}} Pokémon immune to OneHitKill attacks, with all such mons 'mons except one being usable by the player[[note]]the sole exception being Brock's Rhyhorn (Rhyhorn cannot legally have Sturdy)[[/note]], and all bosses have to play by the same rules as the player regarding the series' ElementalRockPaperScissors and StandardStatusEffects.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' plays this straight to a limited extent. The abilities of [[OlympusMons cover legendaries]] Lunala and Solgaleo's abilities Solgaleo, Shadow Shield and Full Metal Body Body, are mostly copies of existing abilities (Multiscale and Clear Body respectively). Unlike those abilities, however Shadow shield and Full Metal Body are not however, they aren't bypassed by traditional counter abilities like Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt. Of course, since this is a MonsGame, those abilities work the same way once you catch them.them.
** While no boss Pokémon is immune to statuses, there are a few occasions where a player is completely unable to capture a Pokémon and has to defeat it:
*** In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' (and their remakes), a Marowak ghost is fought in the Pokémon Tower. Any attempt to use a Poké Ball on it -- even the Master Ball -- will fail.
*** When facing Black/White Kyurem in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', Ghetsis' staff prevents the player from using Poké Balls, thus Kyurem must be knocked out (though it can be caught in its normal form later, after the main story is over).
*** During ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', UB-01 appears when visiting Aether Paradise. Despite being a powerful Ultra Beast at level 27, the entire island has a Poké Ball jammer that prevents people from using Poké Balls to capture Pokémon, you included. After becoming the Champion, however, you're able to catch UB-01/Nihilego without issue.
16th Jan '17 12:52:03 PM ErebusElysium
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* Changelings and Stalklings - unlike most Trolls in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' - are immune to sunlight. Luckily, so is Jim.
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24th Dec '16 4:52:50 PM ReplacementSquark
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' plays this straight to a limited extent. The [[OlympusMons cover legendaries]] Lunala and Solgaleo's abilities Shadow Shield and Full Metal Body are mostly copies of existing abilities (Multiscale and Clear Body respectively). Unlike those abilities, however Shadow shield and Full Metal Body are not bypassed by traditional counter abilities like Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt. Of course, since this is a MonsGame, those abilities work the same way once you catch them.
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