==Dec.4,2003 PUI Rules Team Meeting Rulings

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  1. Sensei

    Sensei Team Compendium Emeritus Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Hey everyone,

    Since we`ve all been real busy since the Holiday,we haven`t got the Rules Chat log uploaded on the Compendium site yet so I figured I`d post the new rulings here for everyone to read.For future reference,make sure you check the chat logs section of the Compendium site out here!

    `Sensei


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    This edition of the Rulings Compendium includes:

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    * November 27th 2003 -- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
    * December 4th 2003 PUI Rules Team Meeting -- (*) --


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    ERRATA
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    POKEMON POWERS
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    == ENERGY JUMP (Alakazam - Skyridge)

    Q. Can I attach a Boost Energy to Skyridge Alakazam and then move it to
    a basic Pokemon? If so, then would I have to discard the Boost Energy
    as soon as it is moved because Boost Energy says, "when the Pokemon
    Boost Energy is attached to is no longer an Evolved Pokemon, discard Boost
    Energy". Boost Energy was never ATTACHED to the basic Pokemon, it was
    MOVED to it.
    A. First off, yes you can use Energy Jump to move Boost Energy after
    attaching it to the Alakazam. However, if you move it to a Basic Pokemon
    it would be discarded immediately because it is "no longer an Evolved
    Pokemon". (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)


    == PRIMAL VEIL (Armaldo - EX:Sandstorm)

    Q. If I have a Sableye active and I'm facing an Armaldo, I use
    "Supernatural" and find a Copycat in his hand. May I use the Copycat or does
    the attack do nothing as a result of Armaldo's Poke-Body??
    A. Well, Supernatural says "You may use the effect of a Supporter card
    you find there as the effect of the attack". That is not the same
    thing as "playing a Supporter", so it would not be prevented by Armaldo and
    you can use the effect of the Supporter card. (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules
    Team)


    == SAFEGUARD (Wobbuffet - EX:Sandstorm)

    Q. What if I put up a Mewtwo EX against Wobbuffet and try to use Energy
    Absorbtion? Would that trigger Wobbuffet's "Safeguard" Poke-Body?
    A. No, Mewtwo EX's "Energy Absorption" is not doing any effects to
    Wobbuffet, so Safeguard would not prevent it. (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)

    Q. Say Shedinja or Wobbuffet is my active Pokemon and my opponent uses
    Kindra EX's Genetic Memory attack and chose Seadra's Water Arrow to
    attack my benched Pokemon. Is Genetic Memory blocked by Shedinja's Wonder
    Guard and Wobbuffet's Safeguard when attacking something on the bench?
    A. The wording of Shedinja's "Wonder Guard" and Wobbuffet's "Safeguard"
    are very similar to Neo Revelation Suicune's "Crystal Body" power. So
    basically anything that is not being directly done to Shedinja or to
    Wobbuffet does not get ignored. (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)


    == WONDER GUARD (Shedinja - EX:Dragon)

    Q. Say Shedinja or Wobbuffet is my active Pokemon and my opponent uses
    Kindra EX's Genetic Memory attack and chose Seadra's Water Arrow to
    attack my benched Pokemon. Is Genetic Memory blocked by Shedinja's Wonder
    Guard and Wobbuffet's Safeguard when attacking something on the bench?
    A. The wording of Shedinja's "Wonder Guard" and Wobbuffet's "Safeguard"
    are very similar to Neo Revelation Suicune's "Crystal Body" power. So
    basically anything that is not being directly done to Shedinja or to
    Wobbuffet does not get ignored. (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)


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    POKEMON ATTACKS
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    == GENETIC MEMORY (Kingdra - Neo:Revelation; Kingdra EX - EX:Dragon)

    Q. Say Shedinja or Wobbuffet is my active Pokemon and my opponent uses
    Kindra EX's Genetic Memory attack and chose Seadra's Water Arrow to
    attack my benched Pokemon. Is Genetic Memory blocked by Shedinja's Wonder
    Guard and Wobbuffet's Safeguard when attacking something on the bench?
    A. The wording of Shedinja's "Wonder Guard" and Wobbuffet's "Safeguard"
    are very similar to Neo Revelation Suicune's "Crystal Body" power. So
    basically anything that is not being directly done to Shedinja or to
    Wobbuffet does not get ignored. (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)


    == LURING FLAME (Slugma - EX:Dragon)

    Q. Can you use Slugma's "Luring Flame" attack if your opponent has no
    Pokemon on their bench to switch with?
    A. No, if the opponent has no benched Pokemon you cannot use Luring
    Flame. You can't do the first thing, so you don't do the second thing.
    (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)


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    TRAINER CARDS
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    == RARE CANDY (EX:Sandstorm)

    Q. Could you Rare Candy a Pokemon and NOT play an evolution on it just
    to get rid of the Rare Candy?
    A. No, you cannot discard a card for free. You must be able to attach
    the Stage 1 or Stage 2 card, or you cannot use the Rare Candy. (Oct 30,
    2003 PUI Rules Team; Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)


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    ENERGY CARDS
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    GENERAL GAMEPLAY
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    == FLIPPING COINS, DICE, ETC.

    Q. In sanctioned tournaments, if you use dice instead of a coin for
    heads/tails, do you have to use a D6? In our pre-release yesterday, a
    couple players were using D8's and D10's, and I wasn't sure if those were
    legal or not.
    A. As long as it is random, and clearly defined for the match, it
    doesn't matter. Random is random, as long as it's random. (Dec 4, 2003 PUI
    Rules Team)

    Q. In a sanctioned tournament, can the player object to the flipping
    device of the opponent and get it changed?
    A. If there is any question about the accuracy of the flipping device,
    call for a judge. The judge can decide if a device is sufficiently
    random or not. (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)


    == STARTING THE GAME

    Q. I've just opened the two Dragons theme decks; however there is no
    mention in the new Rulebook of the Fossil trainers cards being basics for
    the purposes of starting the game. So are we back to the Fossil
    Trainers being just that? You can no longer start with a lone Fossil? Does
    the latest rulebook supercede the previous rulebook?
    A. No, there was no mention of Fossil Trainers simply because there
    aren't any in the EX:Dragon set. You still can play them as basics at the
    start like you did in EX:Sandstorm. (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)


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    TWO ON TWO GAMEPLAY
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    == DRAGON DANCE (Altaria - EX:Dragon)

    Q. If I am playing 2-on-2 and I use Dragon Dance with Altaria, then
    next turn use Double-edge with Golem EX, would Double-edge do 160 to the
    Defending Pokemon and 90 damage to Golem EX? Or 160 damage to the
    Defending Pokemon and still only 50 damage to Golem EX?
    A. The +40 damage from Dragon Dance only applies to Defending Pokemon,
    not to either of the Attacking Pokemon. So Golem EX would only do 50 to
    itself (Dec 4, 2003 PUI Rules Team)


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    TEAM GAMEPLAY
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