Slash the Evo Rule??

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by FlygonChampion, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. FlygonChampion

    FlygonChampion New Member

    Wouldn't it solve so many problems to just remove the no evolving on first turn rule?? Or would it cause more??
  2. dkates

    dkates New Member

    It's already been done. It wouldn't really solve or create much in the way of problems, just change the nature of the game slightly.
  3. Android17a

    Android17a New Member

    Even if it was legal, I doubt it would change that much. Most evolved Pokémon require more energy cards, plus the luck involved in drawing the evo and the basic in your starting hand (especially as the person who goes first no longer takes their first card draw!) make it something which would rarely get into play.
  4. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    In Unlimited, First Turn Evos using Rare Candy or Wally would be easily achieved and would be horribly broken in many cases.
  5. Android17a

    Android17a New Member

    Actually, that would suck. I mean, its great that people can strategise, but when the match comes down to the quality of your starting hand, I worry.
  6. adrianmew2

    adrianmew2 New Member

    But think about this one

    1) it's your first turn, you get an eevee in your seven cards drawing, you use the rare candy and then you could evolve evee into flaeron of skyridge attach a boost energy (c)(c)(c) and you attack with burn booster.

    2) this is a good aventage in your first turn that will make a great difference on the battle.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2003
  7. dkates

    dkates New Member

    Quite true. I think Nintendo might be trying to make the game more strategic again by forcing us to wait until after the first turn to evolve, regardless of game effects.
  8. League Leader Terry

    League Leader Terry New Member

    Isn't that how it's always been done? I still remember in one of the first Pokemon tournaments I went to, one of my opponents, who was actually older than me and I'm about 23 now, tried to go Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard in one turn. I told him he couldn't do that and he wouldn't listen until I pulled out my rulebook. I was lucky that I brought it with me since there wasn't a real TO or judge. I had a feeling I might need it. :)
  9. dkates

    dkates New Member

    There are Powers that used to get around the first-turn rule, but now they don't.
  10. The Dark Llama

    The Dark Llama New Member

    Imagine in unlimited, Slowking & Aerodactyl locking down Trainers and other Evos! Or, you could Breeder into Harvest Bounty Venusaur and evolve a Scizor and give him 2 Metal o nthe first turn... enabling you to use Heavy Metal next turn.
  11. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    Why even evolve? Just have all pokemon as basics! Yeah, we all saw what happened to VS.
  12. League Leader Terry

    League Leader Terry New Member

  13. dkates

    dkates New Member

    Vending Set, I think.
  14. Nintenfreak

    Nintenfreak New Member

    No, VS. is that really bad gym set.
  15. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 Active Member

    No VS was a Japan-only set that consisted of g/s Gym leaderss pokemon. A few card from the set were released here and there, though.
  16. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    Yeah, all the pokemon were basics. So there were basic charizards and such. WotC never printed the set but a few were printed like Rocket's Scizor and Rocket's Sneasel.
  17. League Leader Terry

    League Leader Terry New Member

    Where were Rocket's Scizor and Rocket's Sneasel printed at?
  18. dkates

    dkates New Member


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