View Full Version : Lanette NS +Dual Type Pkmn
03-27-2004, 05:31 AM
How do we handle Lanette's Search with the new dual type pokemon? For instance if LNS is played, can I search for TM Groudon as a "Dark" and another TM Groudon as a "Fighting"? Or (as I think) does using the search for a single Groudon count as both a fighting and dark type (that's 2 of the 3 types LNS allows) and therefore a second card couldn't be a TM Groudon. In fact, the second card couldn't be a "plain" fighting or a "plain" dark type either... Am a right?
03-28-2004, 04:28 PM
You would have to search for 2 other Pokémon that are neither Dark type nor Fighting.
03-29-2004, 12:27 PM
But since LNS specifies 3 types, not 3 pokemon, shouldn't Groudon count as two types simultaneously? Therefore, you should only be allowed to search for one additional pokemon that is neither fighting nor dark....
03-29-2004, 03:40 PM
Yes and that's the Japanese ruling. But it's not Nintendo/POP's.
03-30-2004, 03:54 AM
Actually, the text of the card says, if you strip away modifiers, "Search your deck for up to 3 ... cards."
Up to 3 different types of Basic Pokemon CARDS.
Check the Compendium at http://compendium.pokegym.net for the official PUI ruling.
As BJJ notes, it seems the Japanese ruling may be different, but we'll go with PUI unless and until they get overruled.
03-31-2004, 08:22 AM
So, it comes down to a grammar question--is the emphasis on "card" or "type"?
As the sentence on the card is worded, the grammatically correct answer seems to be "type". Otherwise, the card would read "Search your deck for up to 3 basic pokemon cards(excluding baby pokemon) of different types..."
This is quite different than the actual statement on the card.
See what happens when a teacher starts playing pokemon??
03-31-2004, 03:59 PM
New to Pokémon? Grammer has always been ignored when issuing rulings - too many cards poorly worded.
04-01-2004, 01:30 AM
The card with the worst grammar so far (I think) is Fisherman (http://www.pokeschool.com/tcg/scans/skyridge/125%20fisherman.jpg) .
My say would be that you search for TM's Groudon and then up to 2 other cards that are neither Dark nor Fighting. So if you're playing a TM deck you can search for Groudon, Numel and Zangoose, for example. it would suffice both requirements, that is to have 3 cards of different types(not 3 types) and all non-Baby basics.
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