I just went up against a guy who says that Rare Candy breaks the evolution rule of a second turn evolution after a Basic Pokemon is played. In my opinion, this cannot be true due to the statement "(This counts as evolving that Pokemon.)" If this statement was not included, then the evolution rule could be broken. There is only one card I know that breaks the Evolution Rule, and that is Giovanni. And since that card can't be played in CC tournaments, has Rare Candy been the substitute for it? What is the ruling on Rare Candy and the Evolution Rule?