Errata! Get your Errata Here in Time for States!!

Discussion in 'Pokémon News' started by PokePop, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Pokemon USA just released an extensive list of errata and card corrections just in time to be in effect for the State Championships starting this weekend. Also released were updated Card Dex documents for the sets that these cards are in, included a new Card Dex for Great Encounters.

    Here are the errata:

    New errata has been released to clarify certain Diamond & Pearl cards

    As we advance into the competitive tournament season for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, it is important that we release errata to clarify the cards to match the designer intent in Japan.

    These errata are in effect immediately and are reflected in the official Card-Dex entries for the expansions in which these cards appear.

    The cards, with their errata, are listed below.

    Tangrowth (Diamond & Pearl—Great Encounters, #10)
    Power Whip
    Choose 1 of your opponent's Pokémon. This attack does 10 damage for each Energy from basic Energy cards attached to Tangrowth to that Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

    Unown G (Diamond & Pearl—Great Encounters, #57)
    Guard Poké-Power
    Once during your turn (before your attack), if Unown G is on your Bench, you may discard all cards attached to Unown G and attach Unown G to 1 of your Pokémon as a Pokémon Tool card. As long as Unown G is attached to a Pokémon, prevent all effects of attacks, excluding damage, done to that Pokémon by your opponent's Pokémon.

    Wormadam Sandy Cloak (Diamond & Pearl—Secret Wonders, #42)
    Sandy Cloak Poké-Body
    Prevent all effects of attacks, excluding damage, done to Wormadam Sandy Cloak by your opponent’s Pokémon.

    Ariados (Diamond & Pearl—Mysterious Treasures, #20)
    Sticky Poké-Body
    The Retreat Cost for each player’s Pokémon (excluding any Ariados) is {C} more.

    Exeggutor (Diamond & Pearl—Mysterious Treasures, #24)
    String Bomb
    Flip a coin for each Energy from basic Energy cards attached to Exeggutor and to the Defending Pokémon. This attack does 30 damage times the number of heads.

    Manectric (Diamond & Pearl—Mysterious Treasures, #28)
    Discharge
    Does 20 damage times the amount of Energy from basic Energy cards attached to Manectric.

    The errata can be found on the official Pokemon site here: http://www.go-pokemon.com/op/news/articles/24.html

    The Card Dex documents are found here: http://www.go-pokemon.com/op/tournaments/card-dex.html

    Players, Judges, and TOs should update any Card Dex docs that they have for SW and MT to reflect these errata.

    Note that the errata for Tangrowth and Exeggutor are specifically worded to take into account their interaction with Effects such as Sceptile's Wild Growth. With Wild Growth in effect, you would get two flips for each basic Grass Energy card!
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  2. vanderbilt_grad

    vanderbilt_grad New Member

    Great! Thanks Pop!
     
  3. Jason

    Jason New Member

    each Energy from basic Energy cards attached to...

    ????

    Should it be said

    each Energy attached to...

    Im so confused

    Explain please.
     
  4. rhodesia123

    rhodesia123 New Member

    i think they just mean "energy", but yea the way the errata is worded is confusing. they could get rid of the words "from basic Energy cards" and it would still make sense sceptile-wise.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2008
  5. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    It's worded that way for a reason.
    Think Sceptile...
     
  6. Rainbowgym

    Rainbowgym Active Member

    Sceptile makes 2 units of Grass nrg of 1 basic grass nrg.
    So with this errata 2 flips for 1 basic Grass nrg when you have Sceptile/Exeggutor.
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  7. mrdraz07

    mrdraz07 New Member

    I'm guessing it says "energy from Basic Energy cards" to allow effects that override what Basic Energy cards provide (like Sceptile's Overgrowth) to boost the damage, but not cards like DRE, Boost or Scramble.

    AFAIK, wasn't part of the argument that DRE did boost the number of basic energy, at least for Manectric?

    Interesting. I see lots of people rolling dice with Exeggutor in the future.

    EDIT: @Rainbowgym: Sceptile's body only effects Grass-types, so it matters for Tangrowth not Manectric.
     
  8. KAZUTO!!!

    KAZUTO!!! New Member

    I think we have a new sniper in Tangrowth...
     
  9. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member

    Finally a effective Grass Sniper!
     
  10. bonslypwns

    bonslypwns New Member

    Oh poop.... this stinks. I helped a kid make a Scep/Tangrwoth deck... I might just get pwned by him... lol
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  11. TODDakaESTEBAN

    TODDakaESTEBAN New Member

    i can't wait to put together my tangrowth deck

    ariados was wrong? that's intense
     
  12. (TYranitarFReak)

    (TYranitarFReak) New Member

    There's several more cards go from playable to unplayable...
     
  13. mila

    mila New Member

    Celebi * CG
     
  14. Croatian_Nidoking

    Croatian_Nidoking New Member

    :eek:

    Tangrowth and MT Exeggutor just got a whole lot meaner. A good Magmortar deck will still pose problems for most Sceptile combos, but it's still worth a try.

    - Croatian "it's easy bein' green" Nidoking
     
  15. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    I think you have that backwards.
    Many of these errata make the card better!

    Unown G was so obviously broken as written, you can't be surprised that got changed.
     
  16. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    Just in time
     
  17. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Added this to the lead post:

    Note that the errata for Tangrowth and Exeggutor are specifically worded to take into account their interaction with Effects such as Sceptile's Wild Growth. With Wild Growth in effect, you would get two flips for each basic Grass Energy card!
     
  18. SuicidalPikachu

    SuicidalPikachu New Member

    then why is the same worded for Manectric? Wild Growth does not affect it at all, and there isnt the same thing for Lightning pokemon, or Electivire would have a field day.
     
  19. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    You haven't seen DP 9 yet... :tongue:
     
  20. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Can someone update the Black Star promos....? I have a Japanese Palkia X from the starter decks... as in tins for our version. and a Japanese magmortar from there vcause my bro and i would run these decks..... update pl0x thxxxx :)
     

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