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Each card contains a logo indicating which set it is from. This image was taken from here. A list of all the set logos is available here. I know link only answers are discouraged but there are many of these and can easily be googled.


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This rules guide explicitly says that: You'll see that each pokemon has HP, this stands for hit points. When they have damage on them equal to or greater than that number, they are knocked out. Each attack does damage, which is written on the card. This damage stays on the pokemon, even if it is no longer the active, unless you can heal it with a card. ...


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The wording on Cursed Shovel says If the Pokémon this card is attached to is Knocked Out by damage from an opponent’s attack, discard the top 2 cards of your opponent’s deck Looking at The rules here for Pokémon-EX say When one of your Pokémon-EX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards. The appendix for 'knocked out' says A Pokémon is Knocked ...


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The full set list including secrets is published in a booklet that comes with the Elite Trainer Box for each major set. Beyond that, major retailers and streamers often unbox several cases during the day or two prior to the release and determine every card that way. Finally, it is known well before the Worldwide (English/European) release what is possible ...


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Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, official simulator of the card game, has all cards available, including all secret rares. You can access all cards e.g. through Collection mode with checkbox Show Not Owned checked.


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The wording says "Switch all damage counters on this Pokémon with those on your opponent's Active Pokémon". The word "switch" indicates it's exchange. So your interpretation is correct. Example: Mewtwo has taken 50 points of damage, while opponent has taken 20 points. After using Damage Change, Mewtwo has taken 20 points of damage, while opponent has taken ...


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[CC] Echoed Voice 60 During your next turn, this Pokémon's Echoed Voice attack does 60 more damage (before applying Weakness and Resistance). "does 60 more damage" adds damage to the base damage, 60 here. It basically checks if you used the attack last turn, if yes, bonus damage applies. There's no increment. None of you is right here. The damage goes 60-...


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Basic stuff like your questions are handled by rulebook. (...) assemble your own deck (stack of Pokemon cards) prior to coming to the game/match/fight/battle. So by the time you get to the battle, you already know what cards are in your deck, and you've intentionally selected for them to be there. Yes, that's right. (rulebook page 22) From time to time, ...


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Perfection is an ability. Abiliteas are different and distinct from attacks. So Golducks Amnesia Attack cannot prevent the use of the perfection ability since it instructs to choose an attack to prevent. From the game rules: ABILITY: An Ability is an effect on a Pokémon that is not an attack. Some will be active all of the time, while some you will need ...


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As ConMan mentioned, the value of the card is to prevent effects that happen in the Discard. Not only is Darkrai GX an excellent example of one such card, but if your opponent has various Trainer cards, attacks, or Abilities that can return cards from the Discard to their hand or field, then that's all the more reason to use it. Why? Because it's better for ...


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You need to put them back into play the same as if they’d never been in. You may return the Basic Pokémon to the field immediately if you want, but the Stage 1 must be placed on a Basic Pokémon that has been out since before the beginning of the turn.


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The Super Intense Poison attack of Toxapex-GX says: Super Intense Poison Your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Poisoned. Put 10 damage counters instead of 1 on that Pokémon between turns. Special Conditions (including Poisoned) are considered an effect of an attack. It is not related to damage in any way. The second sentence alters the number of ...


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The main reason such a card would be added to your deck is to counter any opponent's abilities that rely on having certain cards in their discard pile. For example, Darkrai-GX has the ability "Restoration: Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokémon is in your discard pile, you may put it onto your Bench. Then, attach a [D] Energy card from ...


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While they do not heal hit points, a Pokémon that retreats or otherwise moves to the bench does remove all other conditions - any status condition such as poisoned, burned, confused, asleep, paralyzed; any effect from attacks or abilities (that aren't still acting on it) is removed (things like "this Pokémon can't attack", or similar). From the Pokemon rules ...


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While there isn't a specific ruling in the Compendium, there is a ruling in the compendium that implies that swapping is correct. (As a general rule, "Move..." would be used if they meant just move the damage counters to the other Pokémon.) Damage Change (Mewtwo EX - BREAKthrough) Q. What happens if Mewtwo EX uses its "Damage Change" attack ...


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Overall, strategies include a switch, sleep stun or paralyze, and energy discard. Look through your decks carefully. Many pokemon as well as trainer cards can use one of these techniques. Theme decks usually have some decent trainer cards. It's your job to decide when to use them. In a little more detail: Switch: Switch an opponent's benched pokemon ...


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