"GBA: Ruby & Sapphire"-Rules...

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by Master Professor Birch, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. Master Professor Birch

    Master Professor Birch Active Member

    Ok guys, I have a question about the "GBA: Ruby & Sapphire" tournaments that I have continued to run at my Premier Events. My players in Texas and Oklahoma ask for this tournament as a "Side Event" at all of my tournaments. It has grown to be a large tournament with an average of 20-28 players in every tournament.

    Now on to my qyestion, since the "Pokemon Colosseum" is now out are the Pokemon that you can add to your GBA, legal to use in the Ruby & Sapphire game? Another question.....after the ten minute time limit when you go to sudden death overtime, do the players only play with the Pokemon that they are currently playing with or they allowed to switch during sudden death overtime with a Pokemon on their bench?

    These are questions that I am encountering with these tournaments. My answer to the first question would be "Yes", they can use what ever Pokemon that they can get off of the Pokemon Colosseum. And my answer to the second question was that the players could not switch after the time limit was up. But, the more that I think about this the more I don't know if they could switch as in sudden death in the TCG game.

    Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Master Professor Birch

    PS: Again, maybe this should be posted in "Electronic Games". I am sorry if I have posted at the wrong place.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2004
  2. mtjimmer

    mtjimmer Master Trainer, Emeritus

    There aren't any "official" rules from Pokemon Organized Play - we just work on the TCG. We worked out special custom rules for competition in the RSC last year. I don't know the stats of the Colosseum Pokemon very well - I had a bit of coaching from some friends who studied that kind of stuff for the RSC. I'd suggest letting the players try an open form, and then tighten the rules after some experience.

    Switching is generally going to be okay - I mean, you generally take hits switching Pokemon in and out. If the whole thing takes too long, you'll have to work out something with your players. Fair & Fun are the goals, right?
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