Foul Play vs "cannot use this attack next turn"

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Piterr, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Piterr

    Piterr New Member


    so Zoroark BREAK uses its Foul Play and copies opponent's attack which says it cannot use this attack next turn (for exaple Xerneas EX with X Blast). How exactly does Foul Play work - does it count like it used opponent's X Blast, or does it count like it used Foul Play with the effect of X Blast? Can Zoroark use Foul Play to copy X Blast next turn?
  2. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Great question. It's kind of a strange ruling.
    Thanks for the opportunity to focus on a ruling that I suspect a lot of players and judges are not aware of.

    It is in the Compendium, but a bit hard to find, so here are two rulings of copy attacks/effects that give different results to this question:

    In the first case, an Attack is used that is copying the effect of X Blast and is allowed to use it again the next turn.
    In the second case, an Ability is allowing the Pokemon to use the attack and is not allowed to use it again the next turn.

    Foul Play would work like the first one, and it would be able to use the effect of the X Blast attack again next turn.

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