Ampharos Jamming vs Holon Mentor

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by speeder, Mar 5, 2008.

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  1. speeder

    speeder New Member

    Player A has Ampharos in play. Player B plays a holon mentor to get three basics.

    At what point can player A put damage counters on player B's pokemon? Immediately after the supporter is played? After player B decides to put down more bench pokemon?

    Let's say player B lays down his three basic on the field to show his opponent which basics he played, then immediately slides them onto the bench position. Would jamming put damage counters on the three new basics?

    I would say Jamming only puts counters on the pokemon in play prior to the supporter being played.
  2. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    You have to use a Power when it is triggered or you don't get to use it at all.
    So, as soon as they have finished using the Supporter and put the basics in their hand, you can use it.
    You can't wait until they then place Basics on their bench.

    Now, if they do it all in one step, they don't get to escape, either. That would be gamesmanship and/or a misplay.

    It just means that you don't get to place damage counters on the new Pokemon. Just the ones that were already there.
    Now, if it were Pokemon Fan Club which places the Basics directly on the Bench, you'd place counters on those Pokemon.

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