SummaryThe glitch restricts a player's Pokémon from using choice items (Choice Band, Choice Specs, Choice Scarf) even when it is not holding a choice item. Afterwards, following the end of a held item effect, messages may appear such as "The
Furthermore, in Generation VII the glitch works slightly differently, allowing other moves to be chosen for the turn, but causing them to fail.
In order to activate this glitch, the player must have its choice item removed after the lock-in effects have already occurred with the effects of the held item negated by an ability or move including Klutz, Embargo or Magic Room. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the glitch can occur with a Pokémon that acquires the move Klutz from Entrainment from a wild Buneary on the Isle of Armor. It causes moves other than the chosen move to be selectable but result in the text "But it failed!".
In Generation VIII:
In Generation VI:
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