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[BUG] Weakness Guard Energy does not act as an "effect" that can be ignored by certain attacks


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Topic: Weakness Guard Energy does not act as an "effect" that can be ignored by certain attacks

Client: 2.76.0.5082:#2154
Cards: Flygon-GX (CEC-110), Eternatus VMAX (DAA-117), Weakness Guard Energy (213-UNM)
Expected Action: With Flygon-GX and Eternatus VMAX both in the active position, Flygon-GX uses its Sonic Edge GX attack. This should ignore the effect of Weakness Guard Energy and hit for weakness. Since a Martial Arts Dojo was in play and the Flygon-GX player had more prize cards remaining, the total damage should have been [220+40]*2 = 520! 
Actual Action: The Sonic Edge GX attack did 260 damage only. The effect of Weakness Guard Energy was not ignored.
Steps to Reproduce: Flygon-GX and Eternatus VMAX both in the active position. Martial Arts Dojo in play. Eternatus VMAX equipped with Weakness Guard Energy. Flygon-GX equipped with 1 Stone Fighting Energy and 1 basic Fighting energy and a Karate Belt to pay for its attack. Attack with Flygon's Sonic Edge GX attack.

For reference, the move Sonic Edge GX can hit for weakness on opposing Pokemon with a Fighting weakness. Also, Sonic Edge GX does properly ignore other effects like the increased defense granted to opposing Pokemon by Stone Fighting Energy.

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TPCi_Mathis

This is working as intended based on this official ruling.

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Weakness Policy   (Primal Clash)
Q. If Genesect EX uses "G Booster" to attack a Pokémon with Grass Weakness but that Pokémon has a Weakness Policy Tool attached, is Weakness applied or not?
A. G Booster isn't affected by "any effects on the Defending Pokémon", but the term "any effects" does not include effects that alter Weakness or Resistance. So in this case, Weakness is NOT applied. (Feb 26, 2015 TPCi Rules Team; May 3, 2017 TPCi Rules Changes Announcement; May 18, 2017 TPCi Rules Team)

 

The ruling is applicable to this situation because Weakness Guard Energy has the exact same effect as Weakness Policy, and the Sonic Edge GX attack has the exact same effect as the G Booster attack.

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