Kingdra ex's Genetic Memory vs Wobbuffect or Shedinja

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  1. simplysam

    simplysam New Member

    (Dragon EX) Seadra - Water Arrow - WCC - Choose 1 of your opponent's pokemon. This attack does 30 damages to the Pokemon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon)

    (Dragon EX) Kingdra ex - Genetic Memory - W - Use any attack from Kindra ex's basic Pokemon card or stage 1 Evolution card. (Kindra ex doesn't have to pay for that attack's Energy cost.)

    (Dragon EX) Shedinja's Poke-BODY - Wonder Guard - Prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Shedinja by your opponent's Evolution Pokemon and Pokemon-ex.

    (Sandstrom) Wobbuffet's Poke-BODY - safeguard - Prevent all effect of attacks, including damage, done to Wobbuffet by your opponent's Pokwmon-ex.

    If Shedinja or Wobbuffet is my active Pokemon and my opponent try to use Kindra ex's Genetic Memory attack and choose Seadra's Water Arrow attack my benched Pokemon. Does Genetic Memory effect stop by Shedinja's Wonder Guard and Wobbuffet's Safeguard? Or because the target is benched Pokemon not Shedinja or Wobbuffet so it will go through?
  2. Chrisbo

    Chrisbo Administrator

    The wording of Shedinja's "Wonder Guard" and Wobbuffet's "Safeguard" are very similar to Neo Revelation Suicune's "Crystal Body" power. Here is a rather lengthy explanation of how it works, but in short it says that anything not being directly done to Suicune (or in this case Shedinja/Wobbuffet) does not get ignored.
    == CRYSTAL BODY (Suicune - Neo: Revelation Expansion)
    * Suicune and all similar affects (Haunter's Transparency, Agility, etc.) have been clarified and finalized. Please ignore the previous Suicune rulings released in Nov/Dec 2001. As stated in that rules release they were only temporary until they were correctly figured out. While attacks are still always against the Defending Pokemon, regardless of where their effects end up, the effects end up on a specific Pokemon. So Suicune's Crystal Body Power which reads: "Prevent all effects of your opponent's attacks, other than damage, done to Suicune", means that ONLY effects done TO Suicune are prevented. So, an attack that does 20 damage and paralyzes would still do 20 damage but would NOT Paralyze a Defending Suicune. If the attacking Pokemon (with Suicune as the Defending Pokemon) does damage to a Benched Pokemon, Suicune's Crystal Body Power does NOT prevent that effect or damage as it is NOT being done to Suicune. Any additional effects the attack may have (such as having to discard an energy in order to use the attack, or self-inflicted damage) is NOT prevented as it is NOT done to Suicune. If Suicune is a Benched Pokemon and Dark Arbok uses its Stare attack against it ("Choose 1 of your opponent's Pokemon. This attack does 10 damage to that Pokemon. Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for this attack. (Any other effects that would happen after applying Weakness and Resistance still happen.) If that Pokemon has a Pokemon Power, that power stops working until the end of your opponent's next turn."), Suicune would still take the 10 damage but its Crystal Body Pokemon Power would prevent the Stare's effect of shutting off the Pokemon Power. It is important to recognize that attacks are always against the Defending Pokemon, which is why Cleffa's Eeeeeeek can be prevented by a Smokescreen effect or any other attack prevention even though the Eeeeeeek! attack does not do anything to the Defending Pokemon. So, Crystal Body, Agility, and Haunter's Transparency do NOT prevent Eeeeeeek!, only effects of attacks that are done TO them. (Feb 14, 2002 WotC Chat, Q18)

    Hope this helps,
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