From the 10/23/2003 Rules meeting: "== PROTECTIVE DUST (Dustox - EX:Ruby/Sapphire) Q. If I have an attack that "places damage counters", is that considered an effect which is blocked by Dustox's "Protective Dust"? A. No. Dustox's Protective Dust prevents "all effects of attacks except damage", so "placing damage counters" is not prevented by Protective Dust. (Oct 23, 2003 PUI Rules Team)" As I recall, historically, damage counters have not been in the same category as doing this damage. Has this changed, or am I simply reading this wrong?