Help Galar Mine + 0 Retreat Cost Pokemon


Aspiring Trainer
If the Galar Mine stadium is in play, the retreat cost for Pokemon with a 0 retreat cost (e.g. Mew V, Jolteon V, etc.) would increase to 2, correct?

I know this stadium has no effect on Pokemon with no retreat cost (e.g. with a Float Stone attached), but I assume Pokemon with no printed retreat cost are treated as having 0 retreat cost as opposed to no retreat cost and would therefore be affected by Galar Mine.


a.k.a. Professor Rosewood
Forum Mod
Hello handsomep,

Because Galar Mine adds two colorless energy to the retreat cost, Pokemon like Mew or Jolteon with a retreat cost of zero will have their retreat cost increased by two colorless energy. Pokemon with no energy symbols in their retreat cost still have a retreat cost--it's just a retreat cost with a value of zero. Cards like Float Stone specifies that the Pokemon it's attached to has no retreat cost, which is why it gets around cards like Galar Mine.

I hope this clarifies things! Please let me know if you have any other questions.

- Alpha