Stage 2 Basic is an alternative game type used in Super Smash Bros. Battle Cards. In this game type, Stage 2 Smashers are treated as Basic Smashers and can be played in the same way as ordinary Basic Smashers. Both players may decide whether they want to allow ordinary Basic Smashers and Stage 1 Smashers or not. If they are allowed, Basic Smashers can still evolve into Stage 1 Smashers, and Stage 1 Smashers can still evolve into Stage 2 Smashers. In this game type, the 2 Prize card rule does not apply for Basic Ex Smashers (both players still get to draw 2 Prize cards for Knocking Out Stage 1 and Stage 2 Ex Smashers).