The number of 'defending' or 'active' pokemon

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by PokeBen, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. PokeBen

    PokeBen New Member

    Dear Friends,

    Just a quick question; I came across a trainer card recently ("Pokemon Reversal") that says "Flip a coin. If heads, choose 1 of your opponent's benched pokemon and switch it with one of the defending pokemon. Your opponent chooses the defending pokemon to switch."

    Isn't there only 1 defending pokemon in play at a time? Isn't the defending pokemon the same thing as your opponent's active pokemon? This seems to suggest that there can be more than one defending pokemon in play at a time; is this true? Was it once true? What am I misunderstanding?

  2. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    that wording is there for two-on-two (two actives) play..

  3. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    It's not played very often, but there are rules for it in the rule book.

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