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[GAME] Charizard EX exploit

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EmilRaichu

An opponent in versus mode used Charizard EX's Combustion Blast against me two turns in a row, even though that attack explicitly states that: "This Pokemon can't use Combustion Blast during your next turn".

 

Pretty sure it was the Illus. Planeta 12/116 card. (Sadly, I did not record the fight).

 

The way he did it was to use a Float stone on the Charizard EX in combination with Guzma, in order to retreat the Charizard EX that had just attacked using Combustion Blast the turn before, and then switch the Charizard EX back in using Guzma. To my complete surprise, this allowed him to use Combustion Blast again for a second turn in a row!

 

This, to my mind, must be categorized as an unlawful exploit - and hence a bug.

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Sadra

It is not an exploitable bug. Retreating the pokemon resets the attack. Many decks use this strategy (e.g. volcanion/keldeo, lapras/keldeo etc.). 

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Jigglypuffan

When a pokemon get retreated, the effect on this pokemon doesn't remain.. Same thing if it wrote , your opponent active pokemon can't attack , if you retreat, you can attack..

 

I'm not good to explain , but basically its something like that.. I give you a fast answer, but probably someone else will reply later and explain it better.

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RobRatt

The official ruling, since the beginning...
 

Q. Does benching ALWAYS 'reset' the Pokémon completely?

A. Benching always reset attack effects. (April 13, 2000 WotC Chat Q43)

 

In a way, you should be thankful to have seen a Charizard deck that actually wins.  For so many years and different sets, that beast makes you look twice, but ultimately fails.  :)

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BowserLuigi

The official ruling, since the beginning...

 

 

 

In a way, you should be thankful to have seen a Charizard deck that actually wins.  For so many years and different sets, that beast makes you look twice, but ultimately fails.  :)

Combustion Blast Zard is the most successful zard to date. Though I think it had only been a fire tech.

 

Of course, there's not much reason to use zard when ho-oh exists

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Mod_Rowan

Thanks everyone for helping to explain the situation, you are the best!

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Mod_GuruLot

It is not an exploitable bug. Retreating the pokemon resets the attack. Many decks use this strategy (e.g. volcanion/keldeo, lapras/keldeo etc.). 

Hello there Sadra, 

 

Totally agree with you, it's rather a deck strategy than a real bug. 
 
Thank you for sharing your thoughts!  ;)
 
I've also edited the title of this thread to match the format used in this subforum.

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