Using Aqua Recover Poke-Power for Helix Fossil

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by HotRodDad, Jul 5, 2008.

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  1. HotRodDad

    HotRodDad New Member

    In today's match, my son used Gardevoir's Lv.X Bring Down to send my benched Helix Fossil to my discard pile before I had a chance to evolve it to Omastar with a Rare Candy. Next turn I played Suicune to my bench and used Aqua Recover Poke-Power to get back the Helix Fossil and two other water pokemon from my discard pile.

    My son told me that I cannot get back the Helix Fossil because it is not considered a water type pokemon.

    Question 1. I thought that in the deck a Fossil was a Trainer but once it was on the bench or active is was considered a pokemon. Is this correct?

    Question 2. Is Helix Fossil considered a water type and can you use Suicune's Aqua Recover to get it back from the discard pile?

    Question 3. Assuming I had evolved Helix Fossil to Omanyte or Rare Candied to Omastar before my son used Bring Down would that make any different on the use of Aqua Recover?

    I check for rulings on this but could not find none.

  2. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    Helix Fossil is only considered a Pokemon while it is in play. In your hand or the discard pile, which are areas that are not considered "in play", it is a Trainer card. Your son is correct, and it would make no difference what happens to it while it was in play.


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