Is there a card in this format that protects your bench from damage from your attacks

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by kristi, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. kristi

    kristi New Member

    i have a great deck idea but need to no if there's a card that protects your bench from damage from YOUR OWN attacks.
     
  2. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    Ask the Masters forum is for card ruling questions. I think you want the Single Card Strategies forum, so I'll move this over there where I'm sure someone can help you.

    BDS
     
  3. Rai

    Rai <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showpost.php?p=

    Your own attacks? No. Not the whole bench.

    Are there effects that lower damage done to a benched pokemon EVEN IF YOU'RE DEALING THE DAMAGE? Yes. Special Metal and Wormadam (Metal Cloak)'s body are capable of protecting 1 pokemon. Same with Buffer Piece.

    So... You can't really protect the whole bench with an easy tech, no. Protecting 1 or 2 pokemon shouldn't be too hard though...
     
  4. blazekid

    blazekid New Member

    cloyster delta protects against delta
     
  5. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Not your own attacks though.

    An easy way to avoid bench damage is not to have a bench. I'm serious.
     
  6. Blaziken 1111

    Blaziken 1111 Active Member

    It protects delta types from your opponent
     
  7. KAZUTO!!!

    KAZUTO!!! New Member

    What about Bastiodon?
     
  8. Rai

    Rai <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showpost.php?p=

    Bastiodon, Cloyster, and Dugtrio all block attacks from your OPPONENT'S pokemon. Cloyster has the bonus of being able to block other effects too (Bring Down, Drag Off, etc.), but only on deltas. None of those three save your own pokemon from self damage.
     
  9. larllt

    larllt New Member

    There's some mudkip that can't be damaged by anyone if it's on your bench
     
  10. Pidgeot5

    Pidgeot5 New Member

    If the entire bench is hit, Mismagius can take advantage of that with Avenge. Depends on how much, and where the damage is.
     
  11. zapatosunidos

    zapatosunidos New Member

    If you are looking for something to absorb recoil damage from another one of your Pokemon's attacks, try a fossil, since you can discard them before KO after absorbing damage for you.
     
  12. KazamBolt

    KazamBolt Active Member

    Dugtrio CG is the best one for protecting against your opponent's attacks.
     
  13. flariados

    flariados New Member

    I like the mismagius idea because it takes advantage of the damage.
     
  14. Let Fire Fall

    Let Fire Fall New Member

    If your plan is to discard them, why would you even play them to the bench in the first place?
     
  15. pichu bros. rox

    pichu bros. rox New Member

    let fire fall, what if you use the new zapdos that says do 40 to one of your bench? hit a fossil and then discard it.
     
  16. Let Fire Fall

    Let Fire Fall New Member

    I was thinking of something that did like 10 to each bench.
     
  17. zapatosunidos

    zapatosunidos New Member

    Yes, what Pichu Bros. Rox said. Without any more detail from the OP, it is hard to say what was needed, so I offered a solution to a particular type of self-bench-damage. I was thinking Kecleon.
     
  18. kristi

    kristi New Member

    my deck idea was wishcash (MT) and dodrio (MT). wishcash does 20 damage to ALL bench pkmn. i like the fossil idea and the mismagious idea (i LOVE this card!!!). i think that i'll try bastidon cuz i can discard the fossils and i can do 40 to one of their bench pkmn if they damage me. Thanks for all the help :tongue:
     
  19. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Argh listen!

    Damage is done to all bench pokémon right? So what's the point of it taking damage then discarding? Just don't play it. Doesn't that make sense... please tell me it does.

    How about playing potion to heal the self damage with the additional bonus of its use of healing enemy attacks too?
     
  20. pichu bros. rox

    pichu bros. rox New Member

    Magic Umbreon, in his situation you are correct so i agree with you. kristi, because all of your pokemon on your bench take damage there is no point in using the fossil strategy. sorry.
     

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