I have only been playing for a short period of time but my friend and I had a dispute today and I can't find an answer for it.
I had four energies attached to my active pokemon and had an energy pouch attached to it. He had Moltres, whose destructive force ability first does 30 damage and then allows him to flip a coin and if it hits heads, the attacked pokemon loses an energy card.
Here's what we couldn't figure out. My active pokemon only had 20 HP. So his destructive force knocked out my pokemon. I had my energy pouch which allowed me to take the four energies and put them back in my hand. However, he felt since Moltres's Destructive Force allowed him to flip a coin and remove one of my energies, that he could do this.
So this is where we are confused. His attack knocked me out. I had energy pouch. Does he get to flip the coin and remove one of the energies from the knocked out pokemon, or do I keep all four energies?
Thanks for any help. I couldn't find any answer on this.