How does resistance work in Pokemon TCG?

How does resistance work in Pokemon TCG?

If a Pokemon has a weakness, they take double the damage from attacks by Pokemon of the matching type (that is, if the attacking Pokemon has the matching symbol on the top right of their card). If they have a resistance, they reduce the total damage taken from Pokemon of that type by 20 damage.

What do Pokemon cards mean?

A tiny symbol on the bottom right-hand corner will let you know the rarity of a card. A circle on your card means it’s common, a diamond indicates that your card is uncommon, and a star means it’s rare.

What does retreat mean in Pokemon?

A retreat cost (Japanese: retreat) is the number of Energy attached to a Pokmon that must be discarded in order to retreat to the Bench and bring up a Pokmon from the Bench. Retreat costs printed on a card range from 0 energy (often called a “free retreat”) all the way up to 5 energy.

Can you retreat a Pokemon with no energy?

If you don’t have enough, you can’t retreat the Pokemon. Also, if your Pokemon is asleep or paralyzed, it can’t retreat either. Sometimes, no energy is needed to retreat a Pokemon, and when this happens, we say the Pokemon has free retreat.

Can you attack after you retreat Pokemon?

When your Active Pokémon goes to your Bench (whether it retreated or got there some other way), some things do go away—Special Conditions and any effects from attacks. If you retreat, you can still attack that turn with your new Active Pokémon. Some Pokémon have special Abilities they can use.

How many GX Pokemon cards are allowed in a deck?

Only one GX move can be played per game, so if there are three different Pokémon-GX cards in your deck only one of the three GX moves can be used.

Can you evolve a Pokemon twice in one turn?

Evolution notes:Neither player can evolve a Pokémon on its first turn in play. When you evolve a Pokémon, it means that Pokémon is new in play, so you can’t evolve it a second time the same turn! You can evolve either your Active or Benched Pokémon. Finally, neither player can evolve a Pokémon on his or her first turn!

Does evolving Pokemon remove damage counters?

1. Damage counters always stay when you evolve unless there’s a Poke Power/Poke Body that lets you. Special Conditions and all other effects are removed when you evolve, level up, go to the Bench, or go to the hand. Damage counters are also removed when the Pokemon card goes back to your hand.

Are Pokemon GX better than ex?

As you pointed out, the difference between Pokémon EX and Pokémon GX is that the former ones are always Basic whereas the latter ones are always the stage they are supposed to be (except for Tag Team GX cards which are also always Basic). However this difference is conceptual and has no impact on the game itself.

What do EX and GX stand for?

“Mega” was the last major type (not including Break) and is also the metric prefix for million. “Giga” is the next metric prefix (it means billion). GX is meant to: Denote the next level of power after Mega (Giga comes after Mega) Establish ties with the existing EX mechanic (It’s GX not Giga Ex and functions like EX)