Altaria - Dragon Song

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by Prof Donphan, Feb 13, 2004.

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  1. Prof Donphan

    Prof Donphan Member

    Dragon Song attack 30 - Each defending pokemon is now asleep.

    Does Altaria sleep? Or the word "each" is referring on 2-2 battle?
  2. Chrisbo

    Chrisbo Administrator

    From the Compendium-EX:
    == DRAGON DANCE (Altaria - EX:Dragon)

    Q. Altaria's Dragon Dance says: "During your next turn, if any of your current Active Pokemon does damage to any Defending Pokemon, that attack does 40 more damage." I thought that this meant that if Altaria retreated, then the effect is off (in single play). However, a judge at a recent tourney ruled that the effect stayed if Altaria was benched. Could you please clarify the ruling for me?
    A. The reason it is worded this way is for the purposes of 2-on-2 Play; with 2-on-2, if Altaria is benched the second active still retains the Dragon Dance effect. Likewise, if the second active is benched, it would lose the Dragon Dance effect but Altaria would still retain it. However, in normal 1-on-1 play, Altaria is the only Active Pokemon, so the effect would go away when Altaria is benched. (Nov 20, 2003 PUI Rules Team)

    I'm pretty certain this is also true for the "Dragon Song" attack too, but it's a good question to ask at the next meeting. We'll let ya know.

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2004

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