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"The Defending Pokémon"

Alright, so whenever an attack says "the defending pokémon" does the effect follow a retreating pokémon? For instance, Absol G's Doom News Which pokémon gets knocked out if they switch? And if they switch on a smokescreen, do they still have to flip? And Silcoon's entangling sting? I'm almost positive it has to be a widespread rule, like you can't say you still have to flip for smokescreen but Doom News KOs the retreated Pokémon. What's the ruling on this?
11-25-2009 06:13 PM
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RE: "The Defending Pokémon"

Whenever the text were to saying "The Defending Pokemon", it is referring to the current Defending Pokemon. So, in Absol G's Doom News, the effect would only happen to the targetted Pokemon. If that Pokemon retreats, then the effect would where off, and the new Defending Pokemon would not be effected at all.

Basically, all effects go away when a Pokemon retreats, and "The Defending Pokemon" part only refers to the Defending Pokemon that was struck by the effect.

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11-25-2009 06:21 PM
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RE: "The Defending Pokémon"

No, generally, effects go away when a pokemon is benched. There might be a few exceptions, but you'll have to look in the compendium for the exceptions (if there are any, which there may not be).

So Doom News-effect doesn't follow.
Smokescreen and like effects-doesn't follow to bench
Etc.

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you can't treat pokes this way. what if I cloned YOU??? how would you feal?
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11-25-2009 06:22 PM
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RE: "The Defending Pokémon"

Any attacks, Powers, Bodies, or other card effects that refer to 'the Defending Pokemon' refer to the current Defending Pokemon (i.e. the one at the time the card is used). Effects of attacks that reside on that Defending Pokemon (such as Doom News) are removed once it is benched, evolves, devolves, or Levels Up. (I don't know about leveling down. Presumably it does there as well.)

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11-25-2009 06:46 PM
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RE: "The Defending Pokémon"

So if someone uses smokescreen and then I switch out, the new defending pokémon can attack regularly? Figures AFTER the battle I find out. So Doom News and Doom Desire completely stop if "the defending pokémon" changes in any way? Again, NOW you tell me. I've had people doing it all ways that would be bad for me, the new defending gets knocked out, it KOs the benched Pokémon but no one's yet admitted that I escaped.
11-26-2009 05:57 AM
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RE: "The Defending Pokémon"

(11-26-2009 05:57 AM)Sonic_Freak Wrote:  So if someone uses smokescreen and then I switch out, the new defending pokémon can attack regularly?
Yes, it can.
Figures AFTER the battle I find out. So Doom News and Doom Desire completely stop if "the defending pokémon" changes in any way?
Yes. If the Defending Pokemon changes, the effect disappears.
Again, NOW you tell me. I've had people doing it all ways that would be bad for me, the new defending gets knocked out, it KOs the benched Pokémon but no one's yet admitted that I escaped.
Well, now you wont be fooled anymore :]
11-26-2009 09:56 AM
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RE: "The Defending Pokémon"

Yes, thank-you. ^_^
11-26-2009 10:48 AM
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