Effect Targets

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by Chairman Kaga, Sep 2, 2007.

8 league13 468 60
  1. Chairman Kaga

    Chairman Kaga Active Member

    Oooh...another thought occurs. Responding to PokePop's reply here:

    And correlating/contrasting with the Extra Smoke ruling:

    Extra Smoke is applied before W/R, hence the effect is on the attacker.
    Close Combat is applied after W/R, hence the effect is on Lucario.

    So, extrapolating from that:

    Effects applied before Weakness/Resistance are placed on the opposing Pokemon.
    Effects applied after Weakness/Resistance are placed on the Pokemon invoking the effect.

    Is this a good meta-rule to keep in mind? Or are these things mostly on a case-by-case basis?
     
  2. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    That's a metarule.
     
  3. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Rereading this.
    The only clarification I'd make it this:

    Effects applied before Weakness/Resistance reside on the Attacking Pokemon.
    Effects applied after Weakness/Resistance are placed on the Pokemon receiving the attack.
     

Share This Page