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TCG bench damage with Cacturne and Mr. Mime?

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Would using Cacturne's Rapid-Fire Needles and then choosing one of my benched Pokemon if I have Mr. Mime on my bench work?

Cacturne: http://serebii.net/card/plasmafreeze/010.shtml
Mr. Mime: http://serebii.net/card/plasmafreeze/047.shtml

This is of no importance since the deck I have with Cacturne is a Grass/Fighting deck, but I'm curious.

asked Jun 24, 2013 by trachy

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Q. If my Active Pokemon has an owner in its name, and its attack does damage to my own benched Pokemon, would Ledian's "Powder Protection" protect it from such damage.
A. Yes, that is correct. (Nov 18, 2004 PUI Rules Team)

Same concept applies.
According to this, if you choose a Pokemon that is protected, then the damage is weaker/unharmed.

Order of attack:
Choose to do something > Ability > The effect with ability affecting it > final result.
Therefore, the damage is chosen,
ability is noted,
benched are completely protected from attack,
no damage.

Hm, not sure what else to say.
Source

~Rio

answered Jun 24, 2013 by Rio
selected Jun 24, 2013 by trachy
Thanks Rio. Loving that Mr. Mime card. Synergized it with Landorus.
Oh, smart move. You can do a lot of really nice bench-spread damage, very useful.
It's still a tempting catcher bait, though. That's a real problem...