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Palpadude

Metagross GX doesn't let me play Giga Hammer the turn after using it.  Is that a "special condition" that Pokemon Center Lady removes (for one turn anyways)?

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BowserLuigi

No. That is not a status condition that PCL can remove. To remove it, either retreat it or use the Pokemon Ranger supporter card (not recommended in a metagross deck)

 

The deal with metagross gx is to attack, then pay the 3 energy retreat into another metagross, THEN reloading with Geotech system so you can attack again.

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Palpadude

No. That is not a status condition that PCL can remove. To remove it, either retreat it or use the Pokemon Ranger supporter card (not recommended in a metagross deck)

 

The deal with metagross gx is to attack, then pay the 3 energy retreat into another metagross, THEN reloading with Geotech system so you can attack again.

 

Okay that makes sense.  I was able to use Giga Hammer on consecutive turns and was wondering why.  I used Dawn Wings Necrozma to "invade" and become active, then used Malamar's ability to put a psychic energy on Metagross from the discard pile while on the bench, then used a Super Potion to heal it using that new psychic energy, then used Switch to make it active again, and used Pokemon Center Lady to heal it some more.  And I was able to attack again.  So I wasn't sure if it was PCL or from going to the bench and back.

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BowserLuigi

Okay that makes sense. I was able to use Giga Hammer on consecutive turns and was wondering why. I used Dawn Wings Necrozma to "invade" and become active, then used Malamar's ability to put a psychic energy on Metagross from the discard pile while on the bench, then used a Super Potion to heal it using that new psychic energy, then used Switch to make it active again, and used Pokemon Center Lady to heal it some more. And I was able to attack again. So I wasn't sure if it was PCL or from going to the bench and back.

Effects (and special conditions) are removed whenever a pokemon goes to the bench. It's a useful trick, and is the key to making metagross gx work.

 

Also, use max potions instead of super potion, because you lose all your energies when you retreat manually anyway.

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Mod_Rowan

There are lots of good replies here! It’s always nice to see the community helping each other!

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