This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this
card if another Stadium card comes into play.
Ignore all Poké-Bodies for all Basic Pokémon in play
(both yours and your opponent’s) (excluding
Pokémon-ex and Pokémon that has an owner in its name).
Like most blanket effects, this works best in the form of a
Stadium. The downside is that your opponent can counter it
by merely playing their own Stadium. The upside is that the
only way to get rid of a Stadium common to most decks… is to
play a Stadium. Just remember not to play it until it can
somehow benefit you: Stadiums are no longer something to
throw into play just because.
Nice: no matter what, Basics lose their Poké-Powers and/or
Poké-Bodies. Well, unless the Pokémon is a Pokémon-ex or a
Pokémon with an owner in its name. This is pretty important
since a lot of those Pokémon have restraining Poké-Powers
and Poké-Bodies. For example, Team Magma’s Aggron
will still be forced to rely on having three other Team
Magma Pokémon being in play.
This is for Pokémon-ex reliant decks to be able to kill
Sandstorm Wobbuffet. Just like Magnetic Storm
ends up being used as a Magnifier that sometimes
sticks around, this will be used like a hyper specific
Goop Gas to hopefully score a kill against something it
normally couldn’t. There are other Pokémon it will really
hurt, but this is one of the most prominent in my mind.
There is something nice though: this can still be useful in
Unlimited, since most Pokémon (that see play) are
plain Basics. Now, most don’t have Poké-Powers or
Poké-Bodies, but a few do. Also, and I am uncertain if
Poké-Power and Poké-Body, when referred to together like
this, also mean Pokémon Powers are affected. I apologize
that I can’t find this one way or the other. As such, I’ll
have to split the score for Unlimited.
1.7/5-If it doesn’t work on Pokémon Powers as well as their
sub-categories. If it does, then it jumps to a flat 3/5;
you never know when a Mr. Mime is going to come and
smack you down.
3/5-It’s not for every deck, but it is TecH for many. I
could not recall any negative Poké-Powers or Poké-Bodies,
but I think a few exist on “normal” Pokémon that this would
3.5/5-There are some nasty Basics with good Poké-Powers or
Poké-Bodies, and this shuts them down.
Another niche card that does its job well without any
apparent “hiccups” to ruin it or overpower it.