Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Postdog2Gengar, Apr 12, 2004.
How do I use it in a battle?
What Pokemon Power?
Skyridge Electrode doesn't have a Power
If you mean the Electrode I think you mean, it doesn't have a Pokémon Power. If one is revealed by E-reader, you can't use it except in casual play.
Yeah, I was referring to the E-reader power. Otherwise, do I just say that I'm gonna use it and then scan the card? Why can't you use it in a tournament?
If you plan to use an E-reader power or attack, then everyone who brought a card with such a power or attack to the tournament should be able to use it too. So if you're the only one who brought an E-reader to a tournament, then that power or attack should not be allowed to be used, just to be fair to everyone else.
I'm very interested to know what its power does. Can you please tell me? What other cards have hidden attacks?
Porygon from Aquapolis (I think) has an e-attack. I forgot what it's called, but I think it does a random amount of damage and affects the Defending Pokemon with a random Status Condition.
In tournament game-play it gets way to complicated to permit e-reader use, not to mention the unfairness involved. It really is unreliable.
Anyways. I swiped the card and here is how it would work in casual play:
PokePower: Energy Sprinkle
You can use this PokePower once during your turn (before you attack). If Electrode is your Active Pokemon, this PokePower lets you move a number of basic Energy Cards from Electrode to any of your Benched Pokemon. This PokePower can't be used when Electrode is affected by a Special Condition.
At any time during your turn declare you are going to scan the Electrocard for its PokePower. Scan it and read the instructions to your opponent. Then use the power. The e-reader will determine how many energy cards you can move to your bench pokemon. If you have less than the number of energy attached to electrode to move. You move all of them. You cannot move less than what it tells you to move (unless you don't have enough energy). Your turn ends automatically (you don't get to attack).
It says "you don't get to attack"?
That's okay, another card says you have to do the Pika-Pika dance as a result of using a Poke-Power.
Are e-reader powers and attacks illegal for real tournament play?
Yes they are illegal, but we haven't had a ruling since WotC days.
I doubt PUI would rule differently, but you never know...
Very few are worth using... Some are interesting though...
Mew is a Garunteed Status...
others do random damage, and or random Status....
I beleive every Power ends your turn, and can only be used when it is active... Only 2-4 cards, all from Skyridge, have Powers though... Kadabra is one, I think Ledian, and maybe one other... Cerebii has a full list of what each card does from all 3 true E-sets.
Okay, Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies do NOT end your turn unless they say so in its text. So there
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