my profile | search | faq | all boards index
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Wizards.Com Boards   » Card Rulings and Strategies   » switch or Ballon Berry

   
Author Topic: switch or Ballon Berry
xisnyen
Member
Member # 109112



posted April 02, 2003 10:49 PM      Profile for xisnyen      Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
if my defending pokemon is affected by any of the special conditions does swiych or ballon berry ends this effects? [Crowd] [Dropjaw]
From: Phillipines | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
IPGeek21

Member # 184



posted April 02, 2003 11:45 PM      Profile for IPGeek21   Email IPGeek21    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Yes and no.

I would recommend switch because if YOU ARE CONFUSED or PARALYZED balloon berry will not work.

Ballon Berry reduces your retreat cost to zero BUT does not allow you to retreat if your pokemon has to still flip for confusion first nor can your pokemon retreat if it is paralyzed.

NOR will it allow you to end MEAN look effect.

Switch on the other hand will allow you to end confusion, paralysis & mean look effect (because of the nature of the Trainer Card: it BENCHES your pokemon)

--------------------
Drafts bring out the BEST of the WORST cards in Pokemon
*TC Member/WizpogMOD_Squad/Master_Prof*
+GodFather to an Angel:RIP-Paloma Geronimo
-=-=-=-=-=-
TheCompendium
Team Random
Proud bro of SSJ3DVP11
ipgeek21.com
SHUT UP & DO something about it

From: The here, BUT WHERE shall we go? | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged
xisnyen
Member
Member # 109112



posted April 03, 2003 05:44 AM      Profile for xisnyen      Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
what if my defending pokemon is asleep or poisoned? does its status effect ends if i use switch? tnx again
From: Phillipines | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
WizPog_BJJ

Member # 113374



posted April 03, 2003 06:12 AM      Profile for WizPog_BJJ   Email WizPog_BJJ    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
All Special Conditions (Asleep, Confusion, Burn, Paralyzation, and Posion) end when the afflicted Pokémon is Benched.

--------------------
The Compendium

WizPog Posting Rules

Wizards.Community Code of Conduct

From: Warwick RI USA | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
yoshi1001

Member # 825



posted April 03, 2003 06:12 AM      Profile for yoshi1001   Email yoshi1001    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Yes it gets rid of those.

--------------------
Visit Pokéwatch!

Listen to PIRN, the Pokémon Internet Radio Network. We have interviews with Master Trainer Mike, Kierin Chase, and more, as well as your favorite Pokémon music! PIRN: The number 1 Pokémon Internet Radio Station!

PIRN: The Magazine

PIRN Message Boards

GCAbGEbGF

AIM: yoshi1001

From: Janesville, Wisconsin | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged
Raymond Lalic
Member
Member # 115882



posted April 04, 2003 04:32 AM      Profile for Raymond Lalic   Email Raymond Lalic    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
That is why switch is always better than balloon berry. [Smile]

Also if the pokemon is benched (either it retreats or switched) all effects of attacks as well as special conditions to that pokemon are gone. [pileson]

--------------------
r.g.lalic

From: Manila, Philippines | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
Maverick Hunter Zero

Member # 6223



posted April 04, 2003 06:26 AM      Profile for Maverick Hunter Zero   Email Maverick Hunter Zero    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Never say Always. Sometimes it's beneficial to Pokemon Powers to be able to retreat, just without the cost. Not to mention, the Pokemon Tool can basically just sit around until you need to use it, switch needs to be in your hand right when ya need.

I still prefer switch, but never say one is always better than the other.

--------------------
http://www.mhzs-lair.com
AIM: MasterHunterZero
zero@mhzs-lair.com
http://mhz.deviantart.com

It's not cowardly to run.
It's futile.

kachu Pika piii Kaa pi pikachu?

From: The strange, frightening world known as "SoCali" | Registered: Mar 2001  |  IP: Logged
The Dark Llama
Member
Member # 75434



posted April 04, 2003 06:40 PM      Profile for The Dark Llama   Email The Dark Llama    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Balloon Berry would be good on the new Dark Ivysaur

--------------------
Best Decks
Kurai Tsuki no Kokoro
Dark Ampharos/Dark Espeon
31-7

Kage Ha!
Dark Scizor
8-0

Elm, Oak, Cleffa and Copycat are archetypes.

YGO Deck:
Yukai na Shi ni yotte Ryu
Pleasant Death by way of Dragon
25-8

My have/want list

One Sentence Add-On!

From: San Diego | Registered: Apr 2002  |  IP: Logged


All times are Pacific Time  
   Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic    next oldest topic   next newest topic
Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | www.Wizards.com | Privacy Statement



Powered by Infopop Corporation
Ultimate Bulletin BoardTM 6.2.0

ShopGamesBooksMagazinesStoresEventsCompanyWorldwideCommunity