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Lost Zone: shared or individual?


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10 November 2018 - 10:36 AM

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OrigBitmancer

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  • OrigBitmancer
In the TCG, whether online or IRL, is the lost Zone considered a shared area, or a per player area? I have done an exhaustive search and cannot find a previous answer!
TCG Trainer from original release through Neo 4; then Diamond & Pearl block; now Sun & Moon.

League Leader for Horizon Games (Webster TX), then Skirmish Games (Deer Park TX); pending for Gerard’s Gaming (Webster TX).
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10 November 2018 - 01:54 PM

#2

RobRatt

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Each player has their own Lost Zone.

In real life games, you never mingle your cards together.

1. They're expensive.
2. It would be a mess (especially if you had similar sleeves).

I can't imagine it being different when playing the Online version.


Edited by RobRatt, 11 November 2018 - 11:14 PM.

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11 November 2018 - 11:11 PM

#3

picsupes

    Junior Trainer

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For the most part it doesn't really matter. More cards put something in the Lost Zone as a punish than use it as a resource. In the case of the latter, it depends on the card text. For example, in the legacy format, Mew prime can use the attacks of any Pokemon in the lost zone, yours and your opponent's. On the other hand, the new Lost March Pokemon as well as the Lucario from CoL only gain power from the number of your Pokemon in the lost zone.


Edited by picsupes, 11 November 2018 - 11:29 PM.

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11 November 2018 - 11:30 PM

#4

RobRatt

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Yeah, I wasn't really thinking about Mew Prime allowing you to copy anything in the Lost Zone.  Thanks, @picsupes.

 

"Mew can use the attacks of all of the Pokémon in the Lost Zone (both yours and your opponent's).  (You still need the necessary Energy to use each attack.)"

 

Even so, no one in a real-world tournament is going to throw their personal cards into a collective pool.  The question doesn't matter much for practical purposes.  It all comes down to the card text, which should be obvious.


Edited by RobRatt, 11 November 2018 - 11:32 PM.

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11 November 2018 - 11:36 PM

#5

picsupes

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Even so, no one in a real-world tournament is going to throw their personal cards into a collective pool. 

 

This should go without saying. Even though cards that go to the lost zone are never coming back, both players should maintain a separate lost zone for the sake of clarity and organization. 


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06 December 2018 - 04:07 AM

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OrigBitmancer

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  • OrigBitmancer
Thank you two!
TCG Trainer from original release through Neo 4; then Diamond & Pearl block; now Sun & Moon.

League Leader for Horizon Games (Webster TX), then Skirmish Games (Deer Park TX); pending for Gerard’s Gaming (Webster TX).
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