Donphan and Wormadam

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by Prime, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    Donphan has an attack named Rapid Spin that benches it and the defending Pokemon. It reads:

    "Your opponent switches the Defending Pokemon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokemon, if any. You switch Donphan with one of your Benched Pokemon, if any."

    And Wormadam Sandy-Cloak's Poke-Body reads:

    "Prevent all effects of attacks, excluding damage, done to Wormadam Sandy Cloak"

    So if you are playing Donphan with a Wormadam Sandy Cloak on the bench and use Rapid Spin choosing to switch with Wormadam, what would happen? People are guessing it fizzles and Donphan stays active, but would you be forced to choose a legal target for the attack?

  2. mtjimmer

    mtjimmer Master Trainer, Emeritus

    You switch, if able. Your opponent switches, if able.

    They are not dependent on each other. (Similar to Warp Point.)

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