PTCGO Does this interaction work


Aspiring Trainer
Does the Volcanion EX ability work if I am already discarding cars for another reason? for example I have an infernape and it says discard all fire energies on this card for this attacked us 40 damage for each fire energy discarded so can I effectively turn that 40 damage per fire energy into 70
No, you have to discard an energy with the intent of using the ability.
Also, the damage increase would only be calculated after the discard and not applied to each discarded card. So it's (40*n)+30 and not (40+30)*n