Pokemon Bans Weird Card From World Championships for Weird Reason

Pokemon Bans Weird Card From World Championships for Weird Reason

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The Pokemon Company has banned a Pokemon card from use in the Pokemon TCG World Championships taking place later this month, but not for the reason you’d think. Typically cards are banned because they create an unfair game state, allow for an infinite combo, or are just too powerful, but the card in question, a weird new Supporter card from the Unified Minds expansion called Blaine’s Quiz Show, is being banned because it creates a unique issue that could really only happen at the World Championships.

Most Supporter cards do something simple and to-the-point, like “draw three cards” or “discard an Energy from your opponent’s Pokemon,” but Blaine’s Quiz Show is decidedly silly. Playing Blaine’s Quiz Show sets up a little mini-game where the player chooses a Pokemon card from their hand, places it down in front of them, and tells the opponent the name of an attack it has. Then, if the opponent can guess which Pokemon it is, they get to draw four cards. If they guess wrong, the player gets to draw four. The card really captures the crazy quiz sequence when you encounter Blaine in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee.

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