[BR] Brock's Ninetales (G2 3). Brock's Ninetales is allowed to Sh

Brock’s Ninetales (G2 3). Brock’s Ninetales is allowed to Shapeshift even while it already has a Shapeshifted Evolution attached. Shapeshift should only be permitted while Brock’s Ninetales does not have any Evolution card attached. (A player must first discard the Evolved Pokémon before using Shapeshift again.)

Game starting
Game type: QUICKPLAY
Game format: Rocket–on (01–02)
Player A: JasonKlaczynski
Player B: Cyberg
Player B does not have any basic pokemon in his hand!. Redistributing.
Player A drew an extra card.
Player A drew an extra card.
Coin flip result: TAILS
Player B will start.
Game setup complete
Between turns. TC: 1
Player B drew 1 card
Attached a Fighting Energy to Giovanni’s Machop.
Focus Band is attached to Giovanni’s Machop
Player B played Professor Elm.
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Giovanni’s Machop used Chop
Sabrina’s Gastly resists FIGHTING
Giovanni’s Machop did 0 damage to Sabrina’s Gastly
Between turns. TC: 2
Player A drew 1 card
Put Cleffa onto bench
Put Brock’s Vulpix onto bench
Attached a Psychic Energy to Cleffa.
Sabrina’s Gastly retreated.
Cleffa is now active
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
A has shuffled deck.
Player A drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 3
Player B drew 1 card
Attached a Recycle Energy to Giovanni’s Machop.
Baby Power coin flip result: HEADS
Giovanni’s Machop used Chop
Giovanni’s Machop did 10 damage to Cleffa
Between turns. TC: 4
Player A drew 1 card
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gastly.
Focus Band is attached to Sabrina’s Gastly
Put Brock’s Vulpix onto bench
Focus Band is attached to Brock’s Vulpix
Player A played Professor Elm.
A has shuffled deck.
Player A drew 7 card
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
A has shuffled deck.
Player A drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 5
Player B drew 1 card
Player B played Professor Elm.
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Put Cleffa onto bench
Recycle energy has recycled
Recycle Energy (N1 105) was discarded
Giovanni’s Machop retreated.
Cleffa is now active
Attached a Recycle Energy to Cleffa.
Baby Power coin flip result: HEADS
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 6
Player A drew 1 card
Put Sabrina’s Gastly onto bench
Focus Band is attached to Sabrina’s Gastly
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gastly.
Player A played Professor Elm.
A has shuffled deck.
Player A drew 7 card
Baby Power coin flip result: TAILS
Baby power ends turn without attacking
Between turns. TC: 7
Player B drew 1 card
Attached a Fighting Energy to Giovanni’s Machop.
Giovanni’s Machop evolved into Giovanni’s Machoke
Viridian City Gym is now in play.
Baby Power coin flip result: HEADS
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 8
Player A drew 1 card
Player A played Good Manners.
A has shuffled deck.
Player A played Master Ball.
A has shuffled deck.
Brock’s Vulpix evolved into Brock’s Ninetales
Brock’s Ninetales has used Shapeshift
Brock’s Ninetales is now treated as Sabrina’s Gengar (G2 29)
Put Sabrina’s Gastly onto bench
Focus Band is attached to Sabrina’s Gastly
Player A played Professor Elm.
A has shuffled deck.
Player A drew 7 card
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gastly.
Baby Power coin flip result: HEADS
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
A has shuffled deck.
Player A drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 9
Player B drew 1 card
Put Giovanni’s Meowth onto bench
Attached a Fighting Energy to Giovanni’s Meowth.
Baby Power coin flip result: HEADS
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 10
Player A drew 1 card
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gastly.
Baby Power coin flip result: HEADS
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
A has shuffled deck.
Player A drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 11
Player B drew 1 card
Attached a Fighting Energy to Giovanni’s Meowth.
Cleffa retreated.
Giovanni’s Meowth is now active
Baby Power coin flip result: TAILS
Baby power ends turn without attacking
Between turns. TC: 12
Player A drew 1 card
Player A played Brock’s Training Method.
A has shuffled deck.
Player A played Master Ball.
A has shuffled deck.
Brock’s Vulpix evolved into Brock’s Ninetales
Sabrina’s Gastly evolved into Sabrina’s Haunter
Cleffa retreated.
Sabrina’s Haunter is now active
Sabrina’s Haunter retreated.
Cleffa is now active
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
A has shuffled deck.
Player A drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 13
Player B drew 1 card
Attached a Fighting Energy to Giovanni’s Meowth.
Baby Power coin flip result: HEADS
Giovanni’s Meowth used Cat Kick
Giovanni’s Meowth did 30 damage to Cleffa
Cleffa was knocked out
Psychic Energy (G1 131) was discarded
Player B took one prize card.
Sabrina’s Haunter is now active
Between turns. TC: 14
Player A drew 1 card
Player A played Good Manners.
A has shuffled deck.
Put Sabrina’s Gastly onto bench
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gengar.
Sabrina’s Haunter used Night Spirits
Coin flip result: HEADS TAILS HEADS HEADS TAILS
Giovanni’s Meowth resists PSYCHIC
Sabrina’s Haunter did 60 damage to Giovanni’s Meowth
Giovanni’s Meowth was knocked out
Fighting Energy (G2 127) was discarded
Fighting Energy (G2 127) was discarded
Fighting Energy (G2 127) was discarded
Player A took one prize card.
Cleffa is now active
Between turns. TC: 15
Player B drew 1 card
Attached a Fighting Energy to Giovanni’s Machoke.
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 16
Player A drew 1 card
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gastly.
Baby Power coin flip result: TAILS
Baby power ends turn without attacking
Between turns. TC: 17
Player B drew 1 card
Giovanni’s Machoke evolved into Giovanni’s Machamp
Giovanni’s Machamp already has full health.
Put Giovanni’s Machop onto bench
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 18
Player A drew 1 card
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gastly.
Baby Power coin flip result: TAILS
Baby power ends turn without attacking
Between turns. TC: 19
Player B drew 1 card
Attached a Fighting Energy to Giovanni’s Machamp.
Cleffa retreated.
Giovanni’s Machamp is now active
Giovanni’s Machamp used Hurricane Punch
Coin flip result: TAILS TAILS HEADS TAILS
Sabrina’s Haunter resists FIGHTING
Giovanni’s Machamp did 0 damage to Sabrina’s Haunter
Between turns. TC: 20
Player A drew 1 card
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gengar.
Sabrina’s Haunter used Night Spirits
Coin flip result: TAILS TAILS TAILS HEADS HEADS
Giovanni’s Machamp is weak to PSYCHIC
Sabrina’s Haunter did 120 damage to Giovanni’s Machamp
Focus Band coin flip result: TAILS
Fortitude coin flip result: TAILS
Giovanni’s Machamp was knocked out
Fighting Energy (G2 127) was discarded
Fighting Energy (G2 127) was discarded
Fighting Energy (G2 127) was discarded
Fighting Energy (G2 127) was discarded
Focus Band (N1 86) was discarded
Player A took one prize card.
Cleffa is now active
Between turns. TC: 21
Player B drew 1 card
Attached a Fighting Energy to Giovanni’s Machop.
Giovanni’s Machop evolved into Giovanni’s Machoke
Giovanni’s Machoke already has full health.
Focus Band is attached to Giovanni’s Machoke
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 22
Player A drew 1 card
Player A played Master Ball.
A has shuffled deck.
Attached a Psychic Energy to Brock’s Ninetales.
Player A played Professor Elm.
A has shuffled deck.
Player A drew 7 card
Baby Power coin flip result: HEADS
Sabrina’s Haunter used Night Spirits
Coin flip result: HEADS TAILS TAILS HEADS TAILS
Sabrina’s Haunter did 60 damage to Cleffa
Cleffa was knocked out
Recycle energy has recycled
Recycle Energy (N1 105) was discarded
Player A took one prize card.
Giovanni’s Machoke is now active
Between turns. TC: 23
Player B drew 1 card
Attached a Recycle Energy to Giovanni’s Machoke.
Put Cleffa onto bench
Player B played Nightly Garbage Run.
Selected: [Cleffa (N1 20), Fighting Energy (G2 127), Fighting Energy (G2 127)]
B has shuffled deck.
Put Giovanni’s Meowth onto bench
Player B played Pokémon Breeder Fields.
For Giovanni’s Machoke coin flip result: HEADS
Got [Giovanni’s Machamp (G2 6)] to hand
For Giovanni’s Meowth coin flip result: HEADS
Got [Giovanni’s Persian (G2 8)] to hand
B has shuffled deck.
Giovanni’s Machoke evolved into Giovanni’s Machamp
Giovanni’s Machamp already has full health.
Between turns. TC: 24
Player A drew 1 card
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gastly.
Player A played Here Comes Team Rocket!.
All prizes are visible until the end of game!
Sabrina’s Haunter used Night Spirits
Coin flip result: HEADS HEADS HEADS HEADS HEADS
Giovanni’s Machamp is weak to PSYCHIC
Sabrina’s Haunter did 300 damage to Giovanni’s Machamp
Focus Band coin flip result: TAILS
Fortitude coin flip result: TAILS
Giovanni’s Machamp was knocked out
Fighting Energy (G2 127) was discarded
Recycle energy has recycled
Recycle Energy (N1 105) was discarded
Focus Band (N1 86) was discarded
Player A took one prize card.
Cleffa is now active
Between turns. TC: 25
Player B drew 1 card
ditto_bosta is now a spectator of the game from neutral POV
Attached a Recycle Energy to Cleffa.
ditto_bosta has exited spectation.
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 26
Player A drew 1 card
[JasonKlaczynski]: ditto, you’re next
[JasonKlaczynski]: :stuck_out_tongue:
Attached a Psychic Energy to Sabrina’s Gastly.
Sabrina’s Gastly evolved into Sabrina’s Haunter
Sabrina’s Gengar has used Shapeshift
Sabrina’s Gengar is now treated as Sabrina’s Haunter (G1 58)
Baby Power coin flip result: TAILS
Baby power ends turn without attacking
Between turns. TC: 27
Player B drew 1 card
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 28
Player A drew 1 card
Baby Power coin flip result: TAILS
Baby power ends turn without attacking
Between turns. TC: 29
Player B drew 1 card
Cleffa used Eeeeeeek
B has shuffled deck.
Player B drew 7 card
Between turns. TC: 30
Player A drew 1 card
Baby Power coin flip result: HEADS
Sabrina’s Haunter used Night Spirits
Coin flip result: HEADS TAILS TAILS HEADS HEADS
Sabrina’s Haunter did 90 damage to Cleffa
Cleffa was knocked out
Recycle energy has recycled
Recycle Energy (N1 105) was discarded
Player A took one prize card.
Giovanni’s Meowth is now active
Between turns. TC: 31
Player B drew 1 card
Between turns. TC: 32
Player A drew 1 card
Player A played Sabrina’s ESP.
Attached [Sabrina’s ESP (G1 117)] to Sabrina’s Haunter
Player A played Sabrina’s ESP.
Attached [Sabrina’s ESP (G1 117)] to Sabrina’s Haunter
Viridian City Gym (G2 123) is discarded because a new stadium is played.
Viridian City Gym (G2 123) was discarded
Resistance Gym is now in play.
Sabrina’s Haunter used Night Spirits
Coin flip result: HEADS TAILS HEADS TAILS TAILS
Giovanni’s Meowth resists PSYCHIC
Sabrina’s Haunter did 50 damage to Giovanni’s Meowth
Giovanni’s Meowth was knocked out
Player A took one prize card.
Player A is the winner! All prizes are taken!
Game is ended. Winner is Player A.
Cyberg has closed game view.


@developers

Hi Jason, this report contradicts with the quote from http://compendium.pokegym.net/compendium.html

  • You CAN attach more than one evolution card to Brock’s Ninetales, but of course, ONLY once per turn. Brock’s Ninetales will then be treated as that latest evolution card so attached. If you decide to discard the latest evolution card attached, then Brock’s Ninetales will revert to being Brock’s Ninetales and NOT any previous still attached evolution cards. The Pokémon power states that you treat Brock’s Ninetales as the latest attached evolution card. It does NOT state anywhere that it would revert to any previous attached cards. So any previous attached cards would simply stay in play not affecting Brock’s Ninetales. The controller could discard those cards as the power states. Or if Brock’s Ninetales becomes Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed then all of those evolution cards are discarded. If Brock’s Ninetales leaves play (scooped up) etc. then those attached cards also leave play as well. (Nov 16, 2000 WotC Chat Announcements)

Thanks for responding so quickly. Although it served as an official rules source back in the day, it’s important to point out that many of the rulings posted on the Compendium are known to be erroneous today. For example, Muk’s Toxic Gas was ruled to not disable certain Pokémon Powers (like Dark Crobat’s Surprise Bite and Entei’s Howl), and Magby’s Sputter was incorrectly ruled to end when Magby was benched or knocked out. Brock’s Ninetales is another one that Wizards of the Coast got wrong.

One hint at how Brock’s Ninetales was meant to be played is the line “During your turn, you may discard the evolution card attached to Brock’s Ninetales.” Notice how it doesn’t say you may discard any evolution card; it alludes to a single Evolution card. I’ve ran this by Kyle Sucevich, who is well-versed in the WotC era, and he agrees a player should have to discard any Evolution card on Brock’s Ninetales before using Shapeshift again.

Hey @JasonKlaczynski I just noticed this bug report of yours. I think you should add this to your WotC Erratas, Complete List post as well.

There’s no printing error on Brock’s Ninetales; this was just one of several clearly incorrect interpretations of card text that Wizards made.