Specifically, Forgotten Ancient says during my upkeep I may move counters to another creature. Moving doesn't require targeting, so I wanted to make sure that it won't run afoul of other situations too. If I move counters from Forgotten Ancient to another creature, will that count as putting the counters on the second creature and thus trigger the damage ability of Shalai and Hallar?
Similarly, I assume Branching Evolution would see it the same way and would let me double the number of moved counters and then do the damage, correct?
I presume so, but I want to make sure of that.