Ok Banette's first attack puts damage counters not damage on the defending pokemon, so in that case resistances and weaknesses do not apply correct? Also since there is no damage a card like plus power would not work with the first attack either? Once you do say 70 damage using the first attack do most folks just sacrifice banette and allow it to be killed? Not sure how this plays out? Just curious since any retrun fire would just kill banette or atre you hoping for a first turn kill and the return fire would not have any energy to fight back?