Sunflora SW, Abomasnow MT, and Effect Order

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by Chairman Kaga, Mar 14, 2008.

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  1. Chairman Kaga

    Chairman Kaga Active Member

    Sunflora SW uses Petal Dance:
    to attack Abomasnow MT:
    and flips 3 heads. What happens to Sunflora?

    My gut instinct says these are simultaneous effects, and thus the player controlling Sunflora chooses Asleep or Confused.

    I just want to make sure of when Glacier Snow is processed. Is it triggered on damage and becomes part of resolving the attack? Or does it not get pushed onto the effect chain -- well, okay, I know Pokemon doesn't have a formalized effect chain concept like Magic/WoW, but you know what I mean, right? -- does it wait until after the attack is finished before triggering?
  2. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    The Attack resolves first, that's why the wording "even if Abomasnow is Knocked Out" is on there. So the Sunflora gets Confused by its Attack, then Abomasnow's Power puts it to sleep.


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