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  1. IvesRountree

    IvesRountree New Member

    hehe, actually what happened was that it was the championshio defining moment, it was not a ninetales, it was a vulpix, the whole turn was engineered to kill the feraligatr with an attack that would do 10 damage to it, because the player had forgoten to activate the gold berry, and upon realization of this, he tried to actibvate it halfway through the opponents turn, in this specific case, is it still correctible? if so, I believe I do own someone an apology, :)
    PS, cant add reply to no topic, is it normal?
  2. Sensei

    Sensei Team Compendium Emeritus Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Yes,it was still correctable.Gold Berry,at the start of the next turn is mandatory,not optional when the conditions are met.During that turn,when it was realized that the player forgot to utilize the Gold Berry,it should have been immediately corrected and the damage taken off.

    And yes,in the ATM forum,you can only post a new thread,not reply.If anyone wanted to discuss an issue or ruling,we ask that you discuss it in the Single Cards: Strategy, Rulings, & Collecting Questions forum.

    Last edited: Feb 3, 2004
  3. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    The Attacking player can't cry that they wasted their moves to attempt the KO with a 10 damage attack.
    It was their responsibility, along with the 'gatr's player's, to make sure that all cards were played correctly, not just their own.

    I'll give two examples where it is OK to allow your opponent to screw up:

    Your opponent is playing Slowking. You play a Trainer. You want one, two...three seconds. Your opponent says nothing about using Mindgames. You can at this point continue to use your Trainers effect and not worry about him saying, "Oh! I forgot. Take that back, I have to flip for Mindgames".
    Nope. The flip was optional and he had time to invoke it. Since it was not mandatory, you were not obligated to remind him of it, just to allow time for it to be used. You could not, however, have played so fast that he did not have time to invoke it. That would be illegal play.

    You are playing Erica's Dratini. Basic Pokemon can only do 10 damage to it. Your opponent is playing Wigglytuff. He's unfamiliar with the card, and so asks to read it. You let him. It appears he did not read it correctly, because, with a fully powered Wiggly that could KO it with Do the Wave, he keeps trying to put you to sleep for two turns. It seems he thinks that all Pokemon can only do 10 damage to it.
    You may keep your mouth shut. The player is choosing a valid attack (lulliby) and is applying it correctly (putting you to sleep). It is not incumbant upon you to suggest that another attack would not only be better, but that it would work at all.

    Note though, that if he had used "Do the Wave" and had put one damage counter on your Pokemon, you would be obligated to correct the misplay and put the correct number of damage counters on your Pokemon, KO'ing it.
    See the difference?
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