Can't seem to find the answer to this question about benching pokemon
I just want to know if I can bench two of the exact same card. For example can I have two Shaymin EX on the bench at the same time and activate their abilities individually, essentially allowing me to heal twice? Thanks in advance!
For each Shaymin EX you can use its Ability. It doesn't mean you can only use the Ability once per turn; just for each Shaymin EX you can use its Ability only once. Unless otherwise stated, the "once during" part is secluded to the individual copy of a card. In this case, if you hypothetically have 4 Shaymin EX on your bench, Shaymin EX #1 can use Aroma of Gratitude. Shaymin EX #2 can use it as well during the same turn and so on.
Just an FYI for everyone: When the Pokemon Sun and Moon TCG gets released and GX pokemon are introduced, the GX attacks they have are limited to 1 GX attack per game...meaning you can only use 1 GX attack per game, not 1 GX attack per pokemon per game.