i just read this ruling: == RARE CANDY (EX:Sandstorm) Q. Could you Rare Candy a Pokemon and NOT play an evolution on it just to get rid of the Rare Candy? A. No. (Oct 30, 2003 PUI Rules Team) the card text says "choose 1 of your basic pokemon in play. If you have a Stage 1 or Stage 2 card that evolves from the pokemon in your hand, put that card on the basic pokemon. (This counts as evolving that Pokemon)" the card basically says "do something, if blah blah blah, then blah blah blah" so, what if you play the Rare Candy, pick a Wobbuffet on your bench, look at your hand and realize you dont "have a Stage 1 or Stage 2 card that evolves from the pokemon in your hand" ? well, then the card is just put in the discard pile, because it was used. so i dont understand the logic behind this ruling, can someone please explain it to me. the trainer card PokeBall says the same thing: "do something, if blah blah blah, then blah blah blah" so under the same logic nintendo used, if you flip tails, then you could'nt have even played the card and it stays in your hand, which would be ridiculous. i believe players should be able to play this card, pick one of their basic pokemon, then check their hand to see if they have the evolution card. if they have it, then they must put it on top of the basic, if they dont, then the rare candy is just put in the discard pile because it was just played.