Do you need energy to attack in Pokemon cards?
A Pokémon card can only use an attack if it has enough Energy attached to it to pay for that attack's cost. Energy only needs to be attached to the Pokémon; unless explicitly stated otherwise, all Energy cards remain attached to a Pokémon after it attacks. The attack cost is printed using energy symbols.
How does weakness work in Pokemon TCG?
If a Pokemon has a weakness, they take double the damage from attacks by Pokemon of the matching type (that is, if the attacking Pokemon has the matching symbol on the top right of their card). If they have a resistance, they reduce the total damage taken from Pokemon of that type by 20 damage.
Do you lose energy when you attack in Pokemon?
You have to have the required amount of Energy attached to a Pokémon to use its attack, but you don't have to discard those cards to attack. The cards stay attached to your Pokémon unless the card says otherwise!
What counts as a damage counter in Pokemon?
Damage on a Pokémon is represented by damage counters. Each counter represents 10 damage. Damage is permanent unless it is removed by an effect or modifier or that Pokémon leaves play. Damage counters keep track of the amount of damage a Pokémon has taken.