Pokepower question

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by jhilahd, Feb 1, 2008.

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  1. jhilahd

    jhilahd New Member

    I'm still fairly new to all the cards prior to the DP series. So including the current cards, does anyone know of any Pokemon Pokepower that prevents damage to the bench? I know Bastiodon has a Pokebody that does this, but that is not what I am looking for.

    I want to build a Whishcash deck, and would rather not damage my own bench. :D

    Thanks!

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    PS: if this is not in the appropriate forum... lemme know or delete the thread.
     
  2. Acril

    Acril New Member

    There is Cloyster Delta from the EX series, however it only protects fellow Delta. I say if you dont plan on using delta, just stick with Bastiodon
     
  3. KAZUTO!!!

    KAZUTO!!! New Member

    Dugtrio CG has Bastiodon's Body, plus it is a Stage 1, so that would probally be best.
     
  4. jhilahd

    jhilahd New Member

    Great ideas! Thanks!
    But really, I need/want a pokepower not a body. So that it can be on the bench preventing the damage Whishcash would deal out to my side of the attack.

    I'll keep looking and thanks again!
     
  5. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    I don't think you understand the difference between powers and bodies.
    It has nothing to do with being active or on the bench.
    Powers are triggered.
    Bodies are always on.
    That is the main distinction.
    Now, some may have other restrictions where they only work on the bench or in the Active spot, but that is a card by card thing and has nothing to do with whether it is a power or a body.
     
  6. SPARTA

    SPARTA New Member

    All of the current pokemon whos body prevents damage done to your bench specify that they only prevent damage done from your opponents pokemon.
     
  7. jhilahd

    jhilahd New Member

    Pokepop,
    I think you're right. I was under the impression (from my league Profs) that Pokebodies were only usable when that pokemon was the active pokemon. As in, not on the bench. So please correct me if I am wrong, pokebodies can be used from the bench, as long as they do not state that they cannot be.
    If that's the case... then I've been playing wrong for the last couple of months. oy...
     
  8. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Yep, Bodies and Powers can both be used on the Bench, unless they say otherwise in their text.
     

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