Rules: Time called, finishing final turn

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  1. Tahna

    Tahna New Member

    In the new Tournament rules, it is said that when time is called, the active player is allowed to finish his or her turn.

    Here is the question: If the active player's Pokémon is Poisoned, has 10 HP left and both players are tied on prizes. The active player has no way to retreat against it (say the Defending Pokémon is Cradily and the active player has no cards in hand) and the Active player cannot do enough damage to knock the defending Pokémon out. When would the active players turn end?

    Would this be:
    a) after the entire attack of the active player's Pokémon has been completed (i.e. damage has been done and alle effects of the attack have been applied)
    or
    b) after the entire attack of the active player's Pokémon has been completed ánd all effects lying on both Pokémon (as Special Conditions or perhaps Char counters when playing in an unlimited tournament) have been applied, effectively giving the non-active player the win for this round.
     
  2. Chrisbo

    Chrisbo Administrator

    This was a subject of much debate, but here is the "official" answer:

    GENERAL GAMEPLAY
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    == SPECIAL CONDITIONS / STATUS EFFECTS / EFFECTS OF ATTACKS
    Q. In the new Tournament rules, it is said that when time is called, the active player is allowed to finish his or her turn. After this, do players still check for Burn, Poison, and other relevant Special Conditions, or is the game over before the Special Conditions can take place?
    A. When time is called, the end of the game would trigger at the end of the current player's turn after resolving all of the effects that occur during that player's turn, but before addressing any actions that happen between turns such as Special Conditions. (Oct 16, 2003 PUI Rules Team)

    Have fun,
    - CHRISBO
     
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