- ↓ 0.81
- ꩜ 1.30
- ↑ 3.99
You may play this card during your opponent’s turn when your opponent’s Pokémon uses any Poké-Power. Prevent all effects of that Poké-Power. (This counts as that Pokémon using its Poké-Power.) If you have 2 or less Pokémon SP in play, you can’t play this card.
illus. Yusuke Ishikawa
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Counterspells? COUNTERSPELLS? They really wanted Pokemon SP to be format defining . This is absolutely vicious, and should never have been so utterly one sided. Imagine rolling out three Crobat G with this thanks to Pokémon Collector, bouncing them a ridiculous number of times, and then countering whatever poke power combo the enemy tries to pull off on the next turn with this.
I’m all for Counterspells though. I think the current format should have such cards that increase defense or cast Smokescreen when the opponent attacks.
I actually tried that one time in a Kingdra variant. I played Crobats and Porygon Z G to get my Expert Belts back, and I would try to get some out and then troll with random Power Sprays. When they told me I couldn’t, I would tell them to look closer at my board.
It would have also been a fun deck in a tournament. I could get three Crobats out, and when my opponent used Uxie I could wait until they drew a few cards, play Power Spray, and call a Judge.
SP was out of control.
I’m never full understand the madness of the SP days, as that was far before my starting point with BW1. However, one fact is blatantly clear: Basics can get out of control quickly.
Wait… why isn’t G-102 between G-101 and G-103?
Is the last sentence supposed to mean, “you may only play this card if you have more than two Pokemon SP in play”?
Grammar mistake. It should say “2 or fewer Pokemon-SP.”