04/09/2008, 06:33 AM
When i attack, what is the correct order for the attack? (e.g. tools, powers, bodies, trainers, weakness, resistance ect)
04/09/2008, 07:24 AM
From the online rulebook (http://www.go-pokemon.com/op/strategy/rulebook.html):
In What Order Do You Attack?
The exact steps to go through when attacking are listed here. For most attacks, it will not matter what order you do things in, but if you have to work your way through a really complicated attack, follow these steps in order and you should be fine.
a) If the Defending Pokémon is a Baby Pokémon, flip a coin to see if your turn ends without an attack. (If your turn ends without an attack, do not do any of the other steps. You are done now.)
b) Announce which attack your Active Pokémon is using. Make sure your Pokémon has enough Energy attached to it to use this attack.
c) If necessary, make any choices the attack requires you to make. (For example, Sneasel’s Feint Attack reads, "Choose 1 of your opponent’s Pokémon." So, you choose now.)
d) If necessary, do anything the attack requires you to do in order to use it. (For example, Dark Marowak’s Hard Bone attack reads, "Discard a Basic Pokémon or Evolution card from your hand or this attack does nothing.")
e) If necessary, apply any effects that might alter or cancel the attack. (For example, if your Pokémon was hit last turn by Hippopotas’s Sand Attack, Sand Attack reads that if you tried to attack with that Pokémon during your next turn, you should flip a coin. If tails, that attack does nothing)
f) If your Active Pokémon is Confused, check now to see if the attack fails.
g) Do whatever the attack says. Do any damage first, then do any other effects, and finally, Knock Out any Pokémon that have damage greater than or equal to their Hit Points.
How Do You Figure Out the Damage?
Usually the amount of damage an attack does will not depend on the order in which you do things. But if you have to figure out an attack in which a lot of different things might change the damage, follow these steps in order (skip any steps that do not apply to that attack).
a) Start with the base damage. This is the number written to the right of the attack, or, if that number has an x, -, +, or ? next to it, it is the amount of damage the attack text tells you to do.
b) Figure out damage effects on the Attacking Pokémon (for example, the Darkness Energy effect, or the Solid Rage Pokémon Tool). Then, if the base damage is 0 (or if the attack does not do any damage at all), just stop figuring the damage. You are done now. Otherwise, keep going.
c) Increase the damage by the amount next to the Defending Pokémon’s Weakness, if it has Weakness to the Attacking Pokémon’s type.
d) Reduce the damage by the amount next to the Defending Pokémon’s Resistance, if it has Resistance to the Attacking Pokémon’s type.
e) Figure out damage effects of Trainer cards and Energy cards on the Defending Pokémon (like Metal Energy or Buffer Piece).
f) Apply any relevant effects resulting from the Defending Pokémon’s last attack (for example, Bonsly’s Fake Tears) or relevant Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies.
g) For each 10 damage the attack ends up doing, put 1 damage counter on the Defending Pokémon. (If at this point the damage done turns out to be less than 0,
do not do anything.)
h) Now that damage has been done, if the attack does anything other than damage, do all of that.
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