Question about Shuckle's ability Fresh Squeeze from the expansion set Lost Thunder.?

If I place him face down on my bench for the first turn of the match does his ability still activate after he is flipped face up after placing 6 prize cards down?


Fresh Squeeze activates when you 'play' the pokemon from your hand to your bench 'during your turn'. Putting it face-down, placing prize cards, then flipping active/benched pokemon, are part of the 'setting up the game' stage and are not considered to be 'turn' actions, nor are you 'playing' the pokemon. The game only starts after that step.


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