Sonic Blade

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by shiftrymaster68, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. shiftrymaster68

    shiftrymaster68 Active Member

    Gallade SW's Sonic Blade reads...

    [F][C] Sonic Blade
    Put damage counters on the Defending Pokemon until it is 50 HP away from being Knocked Out. If you do, your opponent switches the Defending Pokemon with one of his or her Benched Pokemon.

    The text that confuses me is "If you do,...". Would this mean that using Sonic Blade on a Budew, which doesn't have more than 50 HP, causes the entire attack to fizzle?
     
  2. mtjimmer

    mtjimmer Master Trainer, Emeritus

    You must be able to do the first part. If you don't put any damage counters on the Defending Pokemon, you don't switch. (Thus the "if you do" clause.)
     

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