Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, January 04, 2001
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "How are ya? Happy New Year and all that stuff :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey everybody! Happy Neo Year! We're knee-deep in new deck ideas, but it seems the big basic Pokemon still show up(and are used very effectively) in almost every deck.*sigh*"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome to a MINTY FRESH new Millenium of the Pokemon chat :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "First the announcements :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "First, R&D has "corrected" a ruling they made a few months ago. As Ditto states you may treat any Energy attached to Ditto as Energy of any type; it is now ruled that the controller of Ditto can CHOOSE what energy type energy cards attached to Ditto provide (as long as Ditto is the active Pokemon). You CANNOT choose colorless however as a choice for a card to provide (unless it already provides colorless) as colorless is not a type."
master_trainer_mike says, "Second, Meganium's Wild Growth power states each grass energy CARD provides 2 grass energy instead of 1. An energy card is defined as "the type of card that powers your Pokemon and makes them able to attack", inthe Neo rulebook. So a DCE, a Buzzap'd Electrode, and of course basic energy cards all fall under this definition. Also, if a card provides energy of a certain type, then it is considered an energy CARD of that type. So a DCE on a Dittoopposite a grass Pokemon with a Meganium in play would STILL only provide 2 grass energy. If you treat the DCE as providing 2 grass energy (due to Ditto's Transform ability) then the DCE now counts as a grass energy CARD. Wild Growth states "each Grass energy cards provides 2 grass energy instead of 1". It doesn't matter that the DCE was ALREADY providing 2 grass energy. The Wild Growth just says "all grass energy cards attached provide 2 grass energy". So end result isthat the DCE STILL provides 2 grass energy. It is NOT doubled."
master_trainer_mike says, "Third, as stated in the Neo rulebook "you put damagecounters on an any Poisoned Pokemon" after each player's turn. So Poison does NOT do damage, it adds damage counters. Therefore, Poison damage is NOT prevented by the Metal Energy card. The same behavior applies for Darkness Energy recoil damage and Char damage too since they "places counters" rather than doing damage."
master_trainer_mike says, "Fourth, the level 25 Quilava's Char attack states that A Char counter requires your opponent to flip a coin after every turn. If tails, put 2 damage counters on that Pokemon with that Char counter. This is different than what is stated in the Neo rulebook (Flip to see if a Pokemon with a Char counter takes damage). The rulebook is incorrect in this case. Play Char as is written on the card."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks to Chrisbo for inundating us with rules questions and helping put these announcements together. :)"
master_trainer_mike says, " That'll keep you reading huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "ok, on with show!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Shall we go..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from paokkk:
         when will neo come out? What will it be call??
master_trainer_pat says, "Well...it should be in stores in your area now, themedecks will follow shortly."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from pokepower2:
         is it true their is a promo stellix being madde?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that I know of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from pokepower2:
         with metal energy will poison not damage pokemon or not?
master_trainer_mike says, "Poison places a damage counter, Metal energy does NOT stop this."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from pokepower2:
         will metal energy stop poison or will poison still do 10 (20 for Nidoking)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Same as above."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from marril2000:
         Happy new year!
master_trainer_mike says, "You too!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from chrisbo:
         I have Slowking with "Mind Games", opponent has Chaos Gym; it's my turnand I want to play a trainer. I flip for Chaos Gym and it comes up tails; if the opponent wants to use the trainer, do I get to flip for "Mind Games" or not? Please elaborate.
master_trainer_mike says, "No, because Mind Games only affects Trainers being played (meaning taken from his hand and used). Chaso Gym, in this case, is letting him USE you rtrainer card, not PLAY it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from marril2000:
         what is neo 2 called?
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo 2:Electric Boogaloo"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from chrisbo:
         If Ecogym is in play, could an energy that is normally considered as colorless (DCE, Full Heal Energy, Potion Energy, etc.) be returned to your hand ifit were attached to an Active Ditto?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only if an affect from your opponent causes you to discard it of course, but yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from chrisbo:
         Can I use Venomoth's "Shift" pokemon power to change its type to Darkness or Metal? And if so, would it be able to take advantage of the correspondingbenefits from Darkness Energy or Metal Energy cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes you can and yes you could."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from profpoke:
         What card would you flipp for first if you had a Chaos Gym and a Slowking in play at the same time?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on who controls what and whose turn it is. If you are going, then all effects you own (is it YOUR Chaos Gym or Slowking) gofirst, then the effects that your opponent owns go next. If you own both, thenyou get to choose which one to go off first."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from chrisbo:
         If Ditto mimics a Rocket Scyther's Shadow Images attack, does the effect remain or go away when Ditto transforms into a new pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "The effect will remain on Ditto."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from chrisbo:
         Does Metal Energy reduce any damage due to a failed confusion check? And if so, is the damage reduced by 10 if it's steel, but 20 if it's non-steel (-10 for first sentence plus another -10 for second sentence on the Metal Energy card)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it does and correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from chrisbo:
         Does Metal Energy reduce any self-damage from Darkness Energy if both are attached to the same pokemon? (I think it should not because the Darkness Energy text says to "put 1 damage counter" which is not the same as "doing damage")
master_trainer_pat says, "It doesn't for the very reason you state there"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from profpoke:
         Will the New Rule Book in the Neo PCDs rewrite poison to accomidate forMetal Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, Poison has you place damage counter(s) after each turn, NOT do damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from crazy_nut_man:
         How will you be able to get Togepi promo #30?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's the promo you can earn during the first season of the leagues"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from crazy_nut_man:
         Do you have to pay for the new badge book? If yes, how much? What happen if you are already a Pokemon League Member from last year, do you still need to pay?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is up to each league location to set a fee for the league (if any). At most, it is usually never more than $5. This is a new League and you would need to sign up for it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from master_elekid:
         Hey
master_trainer_pat says, "You talkin to me"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from crazy_nut_man:
         Will the format of Pokemon League be the same (getting badges, earning points, etc)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Basically yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can you give us any Neo 2 info?
master_trainer_pat says, "It comes after Neo 1"
master_trainer_mike says, "Its the hot mammah-jammah!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from crazy_nut_man:
         Say there is a Fossil Muk in play. Then you play Pichu Zzzap. Does Pichu do damage to the Pokemon that still has the power or Pokemon that has a Pokemon Power to begin with?
master_trainer_pat says, "Pichu will still damage those P-mon. Good question though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can you tell us what promo card number #31 is going to be? Or atleast clues?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, we DO know, but we can't tell ya :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "HA HA!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from crazy_nut_man:
         Say your playing Base Set Electrode right? Then you Buzzap it. You decide to Buzzap it to 2 Dark Energy. Does the Buzzap energy do the "effect" of thecard, or doe it not?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it doesn't get the extra effects of those cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from crazy_nut_man:
         Do you know when the Pokemon $2 booster deal will end?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "Buy all you want, we'll make more."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from crazy_nut_man:
         Might Wizards create anoter Magazine? Since Top Deck is going to be gone.
master_trainer_pat says, "We're doing Star Wars Gamer now, but that doesn't really replace what Top Deck was."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're sure going to miss Top Deck around here. ;("

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from crazy_nut_man:
         Say you play a Snorlax (jungle), can Quilava put a Char counter on Snorlax? Since Snorlax Power says Quote:"Snorlax can't become Asleep, Confused, Paralyzed, or Poisoned. This Power can't be used if Snorlax is already Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed."
master_trainer_pat says, "Char gets around that quite easily wouldn't you say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from magmar2000:
         If my opponent uses Blaine's Charizards Roaring Flames attack (the errata'ed one) can he/she discard all of the attached Fire Energy or must he/she leave one on?
master_trainer_mike says, "You must discard it all!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from pokepower2:
         do you guys and gals have any ideas when neo 4 will be out in Japan or US
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from crazy_nut_man:
         Any new plans beyond Neo 2??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from paokkk:
         New promo news??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from crazy_nut_man:
         was there a print beofore Base Set 1st edition??
darkmt_mike says, "There was the Super Secret Printing."
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from gengarito:
         if i have the original jumbo birds promo
master_trainer_pat says, "ok?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from profpoke:
         The current highest retreat cost possible is 7 ( 4 + 2 [dk muk] + 1 [rkt gym] ). Do you forsee any cards that might change this number? (^_^) Look intoyour JellyDonut of the Future :P
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, not yet anyway."
master_trainer_pat says, "The jelly donut is murky today."
master_trainer_mike says, "I think its mold, dude."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from gengarito:
         if i have the original jumbo birds promo, can i take a copy of it and play whit it??
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you cannot."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from master_elekid:
         When does this start?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, already did??"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmm, about 15 minutes ago."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from crazy_nut_man:
         Are you going to be here next week?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok, I'll come too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #37 from paokkk:
         If I use a Neo Electabuzz and I was fighting against a baby Pokemon andI use swift. Do I flip a coin??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from surfingelectrode:
         is there going to be a sts in florida?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Though the way you handled the election..........................sheesh...:)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from pokesensei:
         With Ecogym in play,would a Colorless Energy on Charizard that was Energy Burned to fire be returned to your hand if you attacked a Koga`s Muk(Pokemon Power:Energy Drain) and he flipped a heads for the Pokemon Power?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from toshin007:
         How was the Holidays guys?
master_trainer_mike says, "Most excellent! Lots of snow in Vermont!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Happy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from an_angry_bothan:
         wassssssuuuuupppp?
master_trainer_mike says, "????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from johnny1nut:
         is a sleep check manditory?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, bunk check at 7 pm every night!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from toshin007:
         If you store hasn't got there Starter kits what are we to do this saturday???
master_trainer_mike says, "They were sent to every store. If they don;t have it they should have contacted us already."
master_trainer_pat says, "They can start late if they want."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from sourdillonc:
         do you know if the topdeck magazine is going to be discontinued for sure?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is ."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from crazy_nut_man:
         Say ditto has a Double colorless attached, can you count it as Dark Energy??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but once again; no exrta effects from those."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from johnny1nut:
         if i attack with jawclamp from a croconaw and knock out the defending pokemon would it still go to the discard pile?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would go to the discard pile."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from pokesensei:
         If Ecogym is in play,how many non-colorless Energy cards can be returned to your hand at the same time and/or during your turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "As many as get put in the discard pile by your opponent."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Does the Swift attack go through a Baby Pokemon's "Baby Power", or do you still have to flip to see if the Attack happens?
master_trainer_mike says, "You still have to flip."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #51 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         If an Ecogym is in play, and your Opponent's Trainer/Attack/Power discards 2 or more of your non-Colorless Energies, do they all go back into your handor just one of them?
master_trainer_pat says, "All of them get returned"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from pocketalmonster:
         Dark MTM is asking for formats at the gym...does this mean a format will be implied at the next STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, unlimited is so passe."
darkmt_mike says, "There is always a format. Whether or not there will be a format change is the issue."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from mr_mystery:
         I'll take already answered rulings for $100 Alex. The question is, there is a new clause in the NEO Genesis Theme Decks that states a Pokemon must evolve into something with it's name in the upper left corner. But this conflicts with your rulings that Clefable can evolve into a Gyarados. Now who is right, yourruling or the NEO Rule Book?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct, this gets rid of that problem. We knew about it earlier, we just couldn't say anything about it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from point8:
         Do you think that Sabrina's Gaze will or has replaced Oak, my friend seems to think so.
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, actually Prof Elm gets more play here."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from supra:
         if your opponent had a Slowking and a Chaos Gym, which would your flip for first?
master_trainer_pat says, "You opponent decides."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from pocketalmonster:
         promo in the next NP?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from surfingelectrode:
         when will we know who won the birthday pikachu contest?
master_trainer_pat says, "It will take another 4 weeks to get the list up and the cards will be sent after that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from mr_mystery:
         Why have you toned down cards as they are translated into English? One such case is with the new Togepi. Edo, a man who is known for very accurate translations, has a Japanese Togepi translated and Mini-Metronome would work withouta flip on the Japanese card. But WotC makes us flip. Why?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because in Japan they play the game for fun and herewe try and maintain some level of game balance. So some cards are modified begore they are translated. Also in some cases, wqe are told to do so by Creatures."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         If I have a Giovanni's Machamp with a Focus badn attached, do I flip for Giovanni's Machamp's power first, the trainer first, or do I decide?
master_trainer_pat says, "You get to decide."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from point8:
         What do you think about the Pokedex/Master Ball with Blaine's Magmar combo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Masterball has you shuffle the cards back, thereby messing up your Pokedex arrangement. Not sure how that help's the Magmar."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from profpoke:
         If Rocket Zapdos has 4 Rainbow Energy attached to him, does he take damage from his second attack? Scott from Pojo says it does (as stated in QnA), butIm pretty sure that you would only take damge if you had an "Electric Enrgy Card" on Rk Zapdos..
master_trainer_mike says, "Rainbow counts as ALL basic types at all times. So you would take 40 damage to the Zapdos in this case."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from pokesensei:
         If a confused Pokemon has one or more Dark Energies attached,flips tails for confusion when he tries to attack and attacks himself,would you add the self inflicted damage from the Dark energies?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you wouldn't because Darkness energy says so right on the card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from pocketalmonster:
         have you guys seen english neo2?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from mr_mystery:
         Must kill Regis... Must kill Regis... oh oops ;o_o Can we submit articles to youze guys to post on your site?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmm, we are in meetings about updating our site content. We'll get back to you on this one when we know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from an_angry_bothan:
         the new books are cool, i'm getting one today at my league and i saw them last week
master_trainer_pat says, "Agreed, the badges are too. We got our first one today. ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from nookiemn2k3:
         is there a date set for the next sts and is there a specific place for it ?
master_trainer_mike says, "No and no, still in discussion."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from surfingelectrode:
         after neo will there be any more sets? like Neo 2 (sorta like BS2)
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from pocketalmonster:
         will the neo2 card binder be included iin neo2 (as with neo1)
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from cooltrainer_ty:
         Are there any plans for Neo 2 yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, look for it sometime this spring."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from mewboy12345:
         How you've guys been?
master_trainer_mike says, "It's a spadoinkle day!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Peachy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from pocketalmonster:
         wut will be the promos for the next movie?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from pocketalmonster:
         if Wizards could...would you guys ban/restrict cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "That or allow slapsies when you play overused cards :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         The Toxic attack on Nidoking says that poison damage is 20 instead of 10. Does this mean there is an errata on this card because poison now adds damage counters instead of applying damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Relax. say...ooooohhhmmmm."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's handled the same way...place damage counters"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from gengarito:
         is there any chance of a mew promo being released??
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmm, there were 2 last year dude :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from profpoke:
         If it is my opponents turn and I have a Choas Gym and a Slowking in play, which card does he flip for first?
master_trainer_mike says, "You choose the order (since you control both)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from mewboy12345:
         Any new plans for promos yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from pokesensei:
         With Meganium`s Pokemon Power "Wild Growth",if you have two of these Meganium`s in play,does that make every Grass Energy on your Grass pokemon count for more than two?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "No. Nice try Pokesensei"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from point8:
         What do you think about the Koga's Beedrill line in a tournament worthy deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "It rocks!! WEEEEEEEEEDLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Or 'stings' in this case."
master_trainer_mike says, ""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from gengarito:
         were i can get neo pokemon tcg here in mexico???
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure. Try your usual source."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from master_elekid:
         Would some particular stores that hold the Pokémon League not have received their League stuff? I ask because I had an experience like this on Jan, 3, asking if the League is ready.
master_trainer_mike says, "While that is possible it is unlikely. We dropshipped to thousands of stores. Thye should have contacted us by now if they were missing their kits."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from thundrchld:
         if somehow you get 8 water energies on lanturn, can you do a 100 with him on his attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes you can"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from marril2000:
         Do you have to do the gym leaders challenge before you start on your badge, or after?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is an activity to do AFTER you earn your badge."
master_trainer_pat says, "completely optional."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from profpoke:
         If I control a Slowking and my opponent has a Choas Gym in play and it is his turn, Which card does he flip for first?
master_trainer_mike says, "You play YOUR affects FIRST on your turn, then the other players. If one of you controls BOTH, the controller chooses the order!!@!OK!?!?!??!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_pat says, "so Chaos Gym first."
master_trainer_mike says, "But make sure they are both relevant, Slowking ONLY affects trainers PLAYED by your opponent."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from thundrchld:
         just masking sure on soemthing.. you can use fossil slowpoke or TR slowpoke to evolve into slowking right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Right :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from pokesensei:
         This is to verify for the record MT Pat`s e-mail answer to Gordon Kane.Clefable is facing a Sabrina`s Ghastly(30HP).Clefable Metronomes Ghastly`s "FadeOut."Does Clefable stay in play or does Clefable and the energy return to your hand?Does Clefairy go to the Discard pile?
master_trainer_mike says, "This is a self referncing attack. Replace Sab's Gastly with Clefable and do what the attack states."
master_trainer_pat says, "Clefable and all cards attached to it will be returned to your hand."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from gengarito:
         what can i do to get a mew promo ??
master_trainer_mike says, "Check ebay?? They came out 6+ months ago."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from mr_mystery:
         How many points are required to earn (Insert Badge Name Here)? Must youearn different amounts of points for each badge?
master_trainer_pat says, "It changes over the different seasons"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from an_angry_bothan:
         why is each badge higher in points? (like the first one is 400 and the second one is like 600)
master_trainer_mike says, "To make sure it stays a challenge for you :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from master_elekid:
         If you put a Metal Energy on Steelix, and then you put a Darkness Energy on the same Steelix, would you receive damage from D. Energy, and also, would you be able to use D. Energy's "Pluspower" effect?
master_trainer_pat says, "You would receive damage and you could use the plus power effect."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from thundrchld:
         energy charge can retrieve dark energy, full heal energy, metal energy,recycle energy, or potion energy is the coin flip is head, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         The neo rule sheet with the promo Marill says to put damage counters onany poisoned pokemon, but that is indirectly describing what poison does, it merely states what to do between turns. Until the Neo rule book is released, should we play metal energy as reducing poison damage by ten?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, play it as we stated. Poison drops a damage counter on a Pokemon after each turn, it does NOT do damage. Not reduced by Metal energy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from mewboy12345:
         Any more jumbo promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we know of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from cooltrainer_ty:
         Why can't you tell us?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuz we are evil???"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike >

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from mr_mystery:
         Give us an evil grin like you always do. :)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         What $2 booster deal?
master_trainer_mike says, "Some Wizards stores were running a deal on older boosters before the holidays."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from lugia_1986:
         how come Japanese booster packs get 1 foil in each pack and the US booster don't
master_trainer_mike says, "Because they make a different product and the markethere is ENTIRELY different."
master_trainer_mike says, "If that many foils were released, they would have little value."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from mr_mystery:
         I have an Idea for a new Tourney format: Require all decks to contain at least 10(or 8) Stage 1 Evolutions at the least
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok....thanks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from master_elekid:
         Correct me if I'm wrong. Darkness/Metal Energy is a basic Energy, but is not a basic "Energy Card."
master_trainer_mike says, "correct. There are NOT basic energy cards of these types but they are energy types."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #101 from lugia_1986:
         can we still get Marill promo at Toys R Us when they have them later onjust by asking or do we have to earn it at that time
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure, you're welcome to ask them. The Marillwill not be given out another way that I know of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from crazy_nut_man:
         Will there be a Trainer Card not Stadium Card to discard Stadium Cards??....If not please make one....stadium can get annoying
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans but you can use Brock's Primeape to remove them."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or just play another one."
master_trainer_pat says, "Turbo Primeape deck??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from mr_mystery:
         What is the new most hated card at R & D?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still Ditto by a mile!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from paokkk:
         why not bring back Duelist to replace Top DEck??
master_trainer_mike says, "We don't know anything about that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #105 from lugia_1986:
         are you guys going to make any 9 cards promo set
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not heard of any."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from crazy_nut_man:
         N' Plans for base set 3
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from pokepower2:
         what news is there about promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool news!! But can't tell YOU :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can u give us n' new info besides the traditional news on Pokemon League??
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, check it out yourself :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from an_angry_bothan:
         hi darkmt_mike

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from belly:
         When will Neo 1 be coming out in Australia?
master_trainer_mike says, "???? Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from master_elekid:
         Is "Char" an effect, rather like Poison or Confusion? If so, will any thing, other than getting it out of play, get rid of Char, like a Trainer card, or something of the sort?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not the same, Char counters remain even if you Benchthe Pokemon. Evolving does get rid of it or the Pokemon leaving play (that hasthe char countyer of course)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from pokesensei:
         If I have a Ditto active with 50 damage and my opponent a Quilava(with Scorch) with X amount of damage.Who flips for Char first?If they flip first,and they get KO`ed,do I flip for Char first or after they bring up their new Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "So they both have Char counters then?"
master_trainer_pat says, "The player whose turn it is next will have to move their next active up first. It doesn't matter who flips first because they happenat the same time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from profpoke:
         When you attach Base Electore to a Pokemon as an Energy, do you discardVoltorb?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from lugia_1986:
         will you guys give away the Jumbo bird again
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure, though I think we'll see it again somewhere."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from mr_mystery:
         Do you visit any local Pokemon Leagues near you?
master_trainer_mike says, "May stop by Southcenter this Saturday :)"
darkmt_mike says, "Northgate in Seattle"
master_trainer_pat says, "I drop into some of the Wizards of the Coast stores on league day from time to time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from slowbro:
         Does Steel Energy prevent ALL damage (including poison and Damage Swap?)
master_trainer_mike says, "Damage yes, placing damage counters (like Poison forexample) NO...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #117 from gengarito:
         how i can make my jumbo birds promo a playable card??
master_trainer_pat says, "Get it wet and leave it in the dryer for a while."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from mr_mystery:
         Any plans in the works for a new STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from johnny1nut:
         for the next sts qualifiers will the format be prop 15
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno yet, I am pushing for an all Weedle format myself!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from lugia_1986:
         how did Pojo.com get all the badge and badgebook pictures all ready when no one can have them yet??
master_trainer_mike says, "League kits were already sent out so......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         Info on the next STS areas puh-lease?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno yet :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from belly:
         Is there going to be any big pokemon comps in Australia?
master_trainer_pat says, "We hope so, but there's nothing to announce at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is worst to play with Base Set Charizard or Lugia, Typholosion(the1 dat does 80 damage) or Blaine's Arcanine? Which is worst out of those 4th....3rd...2nd...1st
master_trainer_mike says, "I think Lugia is the hardest to use successfully."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from master_elekid:
         Do you tell us, "I dunno.", just to torture us?
master_trainer_mike says, "Is it working???? :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "dunno"
darkmt_mike says, "That one was to easy!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from slowbro:
         If you use Dragon Tornado against Misty's Tentacruel, what happens? Whochooses which Benched Pokémon is sent out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Flee goes off BEFORE damage is done so it would happen first, then the Dragon Tornado is done AFTER the damage is done to the replaced Pokemon. You would ultimately choose the final one though you would NOT havedamaged the Misty's Tentacruel in this case."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #127 from gengarito:
         do you have a web page??
master_trainer_pat says, "www.wizards.com/pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "check out the space weedle site at http://home.earthlink.net/~seawolven"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from lugia_1986:
         does the Canadian Toys R Us have the Pokemon Leauge Year 2 stuff yet
master_trainer_mike says, "They are not running it this year, sorry......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from surfingelectrode:
         besides the birday pika contest and the league how else can you get theb-day pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "Pikachu World Collection from the 2000 Olympics"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from paokkk:
         can you count Rainbow Energy as one of the new Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes but you would NOT get the extra benefits of the Darknes or Metal energy cards though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from slowbro:
         If you use Recall with a Sabrina's Haunter to use Fade Out, is Sabrina's Gastly discarded (as an attached card) or returned to your hand (as part of Sabrina's Haunter?)
master_trainer_pat says, "Sabrina's Gastly is returned as part of Haunter."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from thundrchld:
         where can i buy cards from wizars/
master_trainer_mike says, "We don't sell singles but you canm buy cards from our online store at www.wizards.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from darkstalker0:
         What do you have to say to the guy who made the "instant win" Croconaw deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "huh?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not much. I've never heard of him or his deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from slowbro:
         Can Mew's Devolution Beam be used on a Basic Pokémon that has been evolved from a Baby Pokémon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can you attach a Brock's Protection to Brock's Ninetales if it Metmophisis into a Non-Brock Pokemon, does the Brock Protection Protect Brock's Ninetales??
master_trainer_mike says, "If it is metamorphed intoa non_Brock's card you could NOT attach it BUT you could attach it to Brock's Ninetails and THEN metamorph it into another type and it would still be protected."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from ipnuaj21:
         If a dark pokemon is confused & it has dark energy attached, and it flips tails when trying to attack will it damage itself for 20+ 10 for each dark energy attached to it?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because the extra damage from Darkness energy works just like Plus Power, it only increases the damage to the defending Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from mr_mystery:
         You didn't answer #53 from me: Who is right, you or the Rulebook?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't have that question. If it is about illlegale evolutions , follow the ruylebook."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from gooman:
         if you had 2 or more slokings out would you opponent have to flip twiceto use the trainer?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, if you choose to make them flip for each. the choice is up to the controller of Sloking."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         Is Birthday Pikachu actually tournement playable?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from crazy_nut_man:
         If your have a Pewter City Gym in play, than you have an Active Brock'sNinetales that use the Memphorsis and attached Sabrina's Alakazam. Does Pewter City Gym still work on it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Pewter City will not work in this case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from chrisbo:
         Are there any plans to put the NEO Rulebook online at your website?
master_trainer_mike says, "Eventually yes ."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from sourdillonc:
         why aren't the chat transcripts updated more frequently? as far as i can tell the chat from nov 16th til now can not be see.
master_trainer_mike says, "Rerunes aren't as much fun as watching an event live:)"
master_trainer_mike says, "We are very busy and working as fast as we can."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #145 from profpoke:
         If i controll 2 cards that react at the same time, do I get to choose which goes first? Is that a New Neo Rule or an old rule?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you do. I don't think it's really a new rule, it's just Neo cards first made it obvious."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from ipnuaj21:
         Does Meganium, Double each grass energy (1G=2GG, 2G=4GG) or 1st G = GG,2G=2G, 3G=3G??) on a grass pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "No Wildgrowth says that any grass energy card provides 2 grass energy istead of 1."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from surfingelectrode:
         if you use Kingdra's Agility and your opponent uses wooper's amnesia would you still get to use the attack your opponent chooses?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would, the Agility would have prevented the Amnesia's effect."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from crazy_nut_man:
         Say you play Giovinni on the first turn on Giovinni's Machop. Can you evolve it into Giovinni's Machamp??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from slowbro:
         What is the current status on attempts to ban IOR+RSA+TRT? (Personally I think you might as well ban Geodude for doing 100 damage for 2 energy, but some people thing differently.)
master_trainer_mike says, "Ban??? We have always said that we don't plan to ban."
master_trainer_pat says, "On the earlier question about Giovanni and evolving into Machamp...you would of course have to evolve to Machoke first. Giovanni doesn't get around this."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from nookiemn2k3:
         does a defender bolck the 10 damage of a rainbow energy ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, Defender only prevents attack damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #152 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can you Chain Reaction the same turn that Promo Eevee came out?? If notsure, can you please talk it over with R&D?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from applemtg:
         Is Promo 31 a Murkrow Promo From NP?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from slowbro:
         Why are all Baby Pokémon rares? (I read somewhere that the Japanese version of Magby was only an uncommon.)
master_trainer_mike says, "Please stop comparing the japanese and english card releases, apples and oranges....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from pocketalmonster:
         if you guys HAVE seen neo2 thta must mean Neo2 is just over the horizonmaybe coming in March?
master_trainer_mike says, "Spring TRA LA!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't bet on it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from cooltrainer_ty:
         Is Feint Attack on Murkrow a misprint?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, feint is an actual word, check a dictionary."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #157 from waruimyuutsuu:
         My odd friend says that Plus power isn't affected by Chaos Gym. It is,isn't it?
master_trainer_pat says, "You still have to flip if you're trying to play it, but if you fail your opponent can't use it because Chaos Gym says that your opponent won't get a chance to use it if it's a card that stays in play like Plus Power"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from lugia_1986:
         how come Leauge in the US have the twice a week and up here is Canada we only get them ONCE a week??
master_trainer_mike says, "Each league decides on their own how often to run it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #159 from pokepower2:
         is the neo2 prerelease set from Japan also included in the american version as in neo Genesis?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not tellin'"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from wizo_arkana:
         I know this is an old rule but I cannot remember the exact number. Howmany trainer cards can we have in our decks, maximum?
master_trainer_mike says, "No set rule yet. The last STS limited you to 15 trainers max. Nothing definite for the future yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         Might I suggest holding the STS in more central areas of the US like the South East?
master_trainer_mike says, "Is that centraL???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from sheptr:
         Slapsies?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure! You play a Wiggly, I slap you!! :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #163 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can you please clearfiy the Blaine's Charizard attach Roaring Flames itsays Quote:"If all energy cards attached to Blaine's Charizard provide 2 fire energy, discard all of them"?
master_trainer_pat says, "What that means is that if you have a Buzzap'd Electrode attached to B. Charizard that provides two fire energy, you have to discard that too"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from mewboy12345:
         Whats your guys fav card in neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Metal energy!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "The energy's are all cool. Darkness, Metal and Recycle"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from ipnuaj21:
         Can a league require to play an opponent a best out of 3 matches beforeproviding stamps for 1 win/ 1playing stamp?
master_trainer_mike says, "They shouldn't be doing that. If so, please contactus at custserv@wizards.com"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from slowbro:
         Rocket's Scyther's Shadow Images says "until Rocket's Scyther is benched or evolved" -- does that mean that there will be a "Rocket's Scizor" card, or are you just being cautious?
master_trainer_mike says, "MMMMMMmaybe :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from waruimyuutsuu:
         If i have the neo slowking in play, and a chaos gym, and I use a trainer and flip tails. Does the chaos gym effect allow me to flip for slowking? My opponent would be "playing" the trainer or not?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOT!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "he would be using it NOT playing it"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #170 from sheptr:
         Will there be any totally English Sets?
master_trainer_pat says, "probably not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from lugia_1986:
         how come the Charizard that you guys are printing is getting weaker andweaker each time?? and how come Blaine's Arcanine can take up to 120 and not Charizard
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t make the cards, we just translate them."
master_trainer_pat says, "Wait a sec, you're saying B. Charizard is weaker thanthe regular Charizard?"
master_trainer_mike says, "WRONGO!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Stop sniffing you new cards dude."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from slowbro:
         What's up with Brock's Zubat, Misty's Tentacool, etc. being rare?
master_trainer_mike says, "They were only available in limited edition theme decks in japan. We maintained their relative rarity when we translated them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from crazy_nut_man:
         Is weedle in neo 2 going to be good??
master_trainer_mike says, "ANYTHING WITH WEEDLE IS GOOD!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike )
master_trainer_pat says, "Did you expect an honest answer to that question?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from pocketalmonster:
         Can you at least give us some hints on the next promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well they will be smaller than breadbozes (the cardsthat is)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from mr_mystery:
         Do, Whazzup Dog?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yo, B"
master_trainer_mike says, "que?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from pokesensei:
         Nice try huh? LOL I`m asking these for the record so we have them in the Compendium.You know how some trainers are....they always ask these far out questions and say "I didn`t see it in the Compendium...". Keep up the good work guys!
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "So now we ask you."
master_trainer_mike says, "Why is there air?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm?"
master_trainer_mike says, "What is blue?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Why ask why!?!?!?!?!?!?!?"
master_trainer_mike says, ""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from pocketalmonster:
         can you do ANYTHING with completed challenges?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can walk around school wearing your completed badge book on your chest if you want."
master_trainer_pat says, "That way everyone will know that you've completed allthe challenges."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from mewboy12345:
         isnt the pikachu that you win from the site number 24?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #179 from profpoke:
         If Ditto is copying a Sabrina's Kadabra, can you play a Sabrina's ESP on Ditto? And if you gust up a different non-sabrina pokemon, can you use the attached ESP when you attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, and yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from applemtg:
         If I Have a chaos gym in play and a slowking and i play a trainer and get tails, does my opponent have to flip? and if so what happens if my opponent get tails, what do i do with the card?
master_trainer_mike says, "No."
master_trainer_mike says, "and its gets discarded in your pile as usual."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is ur email address or is there any way to contact u (throught internet of course)?
master_trainer_pat says, "custserv@wizards.com"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from pikachu89:
         What do you think are the most tournament worthy cards in Neo Genesis and why?
master_trainer_mike says, "you will see Cleffa in every deck!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sneasel"
master_trainer_mike says, "I HATE CLEFFA ALREADY!?!?!?!?!?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Professor Elm"
master_trainer_mike says, "All the special energies."
master_trainer_mike says, "Gligar sees a fair amount of use."
master_trainer_pat says, "The reasons for thes should be fairly obvious"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from pocketalmonster:
         will neo2 have the holo/non-holo format again..or has wizards learned their lessson?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno and it is NOT our decision!!!!! OK!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?"
master_trainer_mike says, "?"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #186 from cooltrainer_ty:
         If I have an Ecogym in play and use Lugia's Elemental Blast, would I still be able to get those
master_trainer_pat says, "No"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Have any of you thought of a deck using Sabrina's Alakazam, MP Mewtwo, Sabrina's Kadabra, Dark Energy, and Metal Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from lugia_2001:
         Any info on a Central STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from waruimyuutsuu:
         How come WotC stores didn't have the Marill promo (near wher I lived)?
master_trainer_mike says, "They should have......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from lugia_2001:
         Any new info on Neo2 in english??
master_trainer_mike says, "not yet"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #192 from cooltrainer_ty:
         If I have an Ecogym in play and I use Lugia's Elemental Blast would I still get Lugia's energy cardsback?
master_trainer_pat says, "You will not the reason is printed right on Ecogym."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from waruimyuutsuu:
         What's going to replace topdeck? or happen after it's gone?
master_trainer_mike says, "we hope to do more articles on our web site"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #195 from pocketalmonster:
         would Full Heal Energy Remove "Char"
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from kis21x:
         are the results of B-Day Pikachu contest up yet? If not, when?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, it takes 6-8 weeks to process (as stated in the rules). You'll get your cards late Jan-Feb in the mail."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from slowbro:
         Why were some cards (like Misty's Lapras, one of Sabrina's Haunters, and one of Misty's Seadras) left out of the Gym sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because not every card was deemed necessary or even desirable."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from crazy_nut_man:
         By the time u get to this qustion the session is going to be over so, GOODBYE!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, wrongo!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wrong again Crazy_nut_man"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from magmar2000:
         Mike, if you do go up to Southcenter on Saturday, say Hi to Rachel. She used to be Gym Leader at South Hill, but got new job at SouthCenter. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "I will, she is cool :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from kis21x:
         when will you update the Promo card list in your site?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from crazy_nut_man:
         is Wizards trying to catch up to the Japanese Pocket Monsters cards??
master_trainer_mike says, "we are working towards simultaneous releases"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from chrisbo:
         Re: Q113 - When you Buzzap an Electrode, the underlying Voltorb doesn'tgo to the discard pile until the Buzzap'd 'Trode is taken out of play, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "wrong, when you Knockd out the Electrode (buzzap it), you discard all other attached cards to it (including the Voltorb)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from surfingelectrode:
         how many cards are in neo 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not goona tell ya!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from surfingelectrode:
         is there anything big coming to tampa,fl?
master_trainer_mike says, "Is it hurricane season already?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Mothra"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from slowbro:
         Will there ever be another Vileplume card? Not Dark Vileplume, not Erika's Vileplume, but Vileplume?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oingo Boingo Vileplume maybe?????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #207 from cooltrainer_ty:
         Did you guys ever try a deck that can use Lugia
master_trainer_mike says, "No, I like to try and win the game form time to time....:)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Dark MT Mike did...and it didn't work at all."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #209 from kirbycopies:
         Suppose Chaos Gym is in play and I play an Prof. Elm and flip a heads. I use it normally but I can't use any trainers for that turn. If my opponent uses a Bill and flips a tails due to Chaos Gym can I use it or are the effects of Prof. Elm trainer sti
master_trainer_mike says, "Prof Elm only stops you from playing any more trainer on that turn. It is now your opponent's turn (if he played Bill) and the Elm effect no longer matters. Also Elm says you can't PLAY anymore trainers, Chaos Gym allowed you to USE the Bill if you wanted. NOT the same thing."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #211 from slowbro:
         Is it legal to have 4 "Imposter Professor Oak" and 4 "Impostor Professor Oak" in the same deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "They are the smae card, so no, you couldn't."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #212 from crazy_nut_man:
         How is it going with Space Weedle??
master_trainer_mike says, "It is still filled with Weedly goodness :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from profpoke:
         Can a Rainbow Energy be used as colorless, dark, and steel energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Colorleess NO, darkness and Metal, yes (but wouldn;tget the extra effects of those cards)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #214 from lugia_1986:
         so none of the Toys R Us have them this year
master_trainer_pat says, "None of the Toys R Us in Canada that is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from darkstalker0:
         What the Instant Win Croconaw deck was is this....He interpreted the nochanging actives rule for Croconaw to be saying that it would stay active if itwas ko'ed and not be sent to the discard. Then, you would keep checking for ko's and win 6 prizes instantly....
master_trainer_mike says, "WRONGO!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from lugia_2001:
         What company made the WotC website? How much did it cost?
master_trainer_mike says, "we have an internal web team that is way too busy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #217 from applemtg:
         If you use devolution beam can they evole back on right away?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #218 from surfingelectrode:
         is there a chat next week?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from imakuni_00:
         is it a error that there aint no wizards of the coast 1999-2000 on the bottom of the neo cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, that is what Creatures wanted."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #220 from slowbro:
         Why does everyone like No Removal Gym so much? Most decks that rely on Energy Removal also have plenty of card-drawing cards, so discarding 2 cards is a small price to pay.
master_trainer_pat says, "You're right, people tend to overvalue that card justbecause everyone hates to be Super ER'd"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from pocketalmonster:
         if i bring a copy of my birth certificate could i use b-day pikachu on my birthday?
master_trainer_mike says, "that card will never be tournament legal"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from profpoke:
         If I had a Ditto copying a Rockets Zapdos, and I had a Electric Energy and a Ranbow Energy and a DCE would aI take any damage from using the second attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #223 from slowbro:
         Does a Brock's Ninetales that has changed into a Sabrina's Gengar countas an additional Sabrina's Gengar for Night Spirits? What about for Nidoking and Boyfriends?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it does."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #224 from supra:
         Can you Shapeshift Brock's Ninetails the same turn you evolved it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #225 from nookiemn2k3:
         does goop gas turn off a baby pokemon power ?
master_trainer_pat says, "It will turn off baby Pokemon Powers but the 'baby' power is not shut off."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #226 from loganb:
         when will I know if i got a b-day pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "The list should be up in about 4 weeks"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #227 from trovtwo:
         DO you put b -daY PIKACHU FORM IN AN ENVOLOPE WHEN SEnding away for it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from surfingelectrode:
         how will we know that if we send in the questnare for the bday pikachu that we'll get it?it took me 3 months to get my jigglypuff
master_trainer_mike says, "That was a different company, as said MANY ties, it takes 6-8 weeks, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #229 from lugia_1986:
         is there any plans of building Wizards store in Canada
master_trainer_pat says, "None that we know of"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from slowbro:
         Do Gligar, Sudowoodo, and Aipom have evolutions?
master_trainer_mike says, "None yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #231 from sheptr:
         If You Energy Burn'd some Grass energy with Meganium in play, how many grass energy cards would you discard?
master_trainer_mike says, "Energy Burn only works on energy attached to Charizard, Meganium's Wild Growth only works on grass energy attached to grass Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #232 from lugia_1986:
         do you guys like This Years Bugerking toys
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmm, they are rather sily"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from trovtwo:
         Can the pokemon on the b-day pikachu form be a real pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes, but at least make a new version of it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #237 from sanochu64:
         is the a
master_trainer_pat says, "uh huh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from sanochu64:
         Is there a promo murkrow card in nintendo power???
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from loganb:
         when's b-day pikachu going to be a leuge promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "starting this weekend!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #241 from trovtwo:
         will the neo 2 binder promos come out with the movie 3?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from mewboy12345:
         Whats up with rocket set, it kinda sucks?
master_trainer_mike says, "what?!?!?!??!"
master_trainer_mike says, "you obviously have no idea what you are talking about........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #243 from lugia_1986:
         will you guys give away Prerelease Clefabile again since not much people got that card??
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry but no more copies left"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #244 from master_elekid:
         What is the phrase of the month? Is it, "I dunno."?
master_trainer_mike says, "YEAH!"
master_trainer_pat says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from chrisbo:
         Don't forget to repeat the announcements at the end of the chat (you forgot the 4:00 feeding...).
master_trainer_mike says, "okay-day :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "wesa not forget"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #246 from loganb:
         are ya coming out with vending?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #249 from sanochu64:
         will the ____'s chansey make a US appearence
master_trainer_pat says, "No"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #250 from magmar2000:
         Okay, a disagreement between me my friend, and my other friend. With Sprot Temple in play, does damage Chansey does to itself also reduced?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it is"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #251 from lugia_2001:
         Can "Rocket's..." pokemon evolve any type of pokemon or do they have toevolve in other Rocket pokemon??
master_trainer_mike says, "only other rocket pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #253 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can you tell us wheter the card is the promo card (monster #) is from 1-151 or from 152-251??
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #254 from imakuni_00:
         is there any other way to get a happy birthday pikachu? i heard they will give u a activite at the league and the u mail it in and u get one, will it be the same pikachu as the one u gave out on the site?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from stevepw:
         Have all the Birthday Pikachu's been mailed to the winners?
master_trainer_mike says, "not yet, 6-8 weeks processing time"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #257 from lugia_1986:
         which Theme deck do you think is better in NEO, the one come with Kingdra or the one come with Jumpluff
master_trainer_mike says, "jumpluff"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #258 from master_elekid:
         How come there are so many Slowking/Chaos gym almost every 20 questions? This is getting annoying and all the people should read above so they know what it does. Okay?
master_trainer_mike says, "YEAH!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tell us about it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #259 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is your favorite card Mike...neva mind i now, wut bout u pat?
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike can guess."
master_trainer_pat says, "Scyther"
master_trainer_mike says, "........Scyther"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #260 from stevepw:
         When will a list of Birthday Pikachu winners be posted on the website?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not until after the 6-8 WEEKS PROCESSING TIME"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #261 from sd_pokemom:
         Why are non-WotC stores other than Toys R Us not receiving their League 2 supplies? Our Borders was told they will not be getting it even though theyrun a HUGE League and want it!! What's going on? Are you only sending League to WotC-owned stores?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, we sent the stuff to everyone that requested it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #262 from nookiemn2k3:
         i think that hitmonchan will always be better then gligar. what do u think ?there are some people who say that gligar will replace hitmonchan ??
master_trainer_mike says, "The free retreat cost is da bomb!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #263 from marril2000:
         Will the badge number you need increase again for the next sts
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not decided yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #264 from loganb:
         what's a watc store where can i find one in NH/MASS
master_trainer_mike says, "check our web site for locations, click on stores onthe upper left"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is the count on the Space Weedle Project?? How many weedles??
master_trainer_mike says, "approx 1200+ so far"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from trovtwo:
         What happened to my trainer page?Will there be a new one?
master_trainer_mike says, "Those were removed months ago. Too much datya and we were unable to keep up with them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #270 from trovtwo:
         Whats simultaneous mean?
master_trainer_mike says, "at the same time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #271 from stevepw:
         If donut motivate you, what can we do to motivate the people who work the website?
master_trainer_mike says, "let them try and catch up :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #273 from marril2000:
         are the actvives only for kids 10 and under?
master_trainer_mike says, "that is up to each league location to decide"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #274 from magmar2000:
         Mike, you know Rachel? Cool. :) You are right, she is cool. Too bad I don't live closer to Southcenter Mall. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "She is a nice person, does good work."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #275 from crazy_nut_man:
         Plans for Vending Machine??
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #276 from surfingelectrode:
         are there any big tournements coming to tampa,fl?
master_trainer_mike says, "check our event search engine on our web site (dunno)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #277 from crazy_nut_man:
         If you add the number of rares in Base Set plus the number of rares in Gym Heroes and Challenge, then square root that. Then add up the number of commons in Base Set, Rocket, Fossil, Neo. What is your number?? As you can tell i'm trying to stump u guys??
master_trainer_mike says, "54 the answer to life the universe and everything"
master_trainer_pat says, "Uh, that'd be 42 Mike."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #280 from articjedi:
         is there an error on slowking's pokemon power?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #282 from slowbro:
         Why weren't the Vending sets released in English? They have a lot of good cards in them.
master_trainer_pat says, "We're savin them for a rainy day(looks outside) whoops I guess we missed that one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #284 from magmar2000:
         Mike, have you seen the Grinch too any times? "Wongo" ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Saw it 3 times in 1 week!!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #285 from crazy_nut_man:
         Where can we send are weedles to?? Adress
master_trainer_pat says, "Wizards of the Coast, Attn: Mike and Pat, PO Box 707 Renton, Wa 98057-0707"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #286 from crazy_nut_man:
         how man dounuts do u eat a day??
master_trainer_mike says, "not enough lately"
master_trainer_pat says, "Some days 3, some days none."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #287 from lugia_2001:
         I went down to buy a base set pack and when i opened it, the copyright years were different on the bottom of the cards. Does this decrease the value ofthese cards??? It doesnt really matter though, the pack inly had a Lass in it ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "They were updated that's all."
master_trainer_pat says, "You gat a Lass!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "wanna trade?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #288 from slowbro:
         In your Ancient Mew FAQ, you said that Ancient Mew was game legal. How do you make sure your opponent knows that all the stats for it are correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is up to each player to know what every card in play does."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #290 from crazy_nut_man:
         What happen if put a plus power on a confused Pokemon say like WEEDLE, how much damage does WEEDLE take, if it confuse and misses?? 30 or 40??
master_trainer_mike says, "20 as usual, pluspower does not add to confusion damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #292 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can Baby Pokemon be confused?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #293 from stevepw:
         What league activity/points do you need to complete to get a B-day Pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "The 'Create a card' activity."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #305 from sprout_twr:
         can cards like computer search be played if less than the required discard remain in your hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #296 from loganb:
         then if there's b-day pika what about togepi?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's the one you have to earn through the leagues."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #311 from ninetales2000:
         Sorry if this has been asked before, but If Ariados' Poison Bite is used with a PlusPower or Darkness Energy, is the healing upped to 20, or does it still only heal 10 (because the attack by itself did 20). Also, does the Poison add 10 to the damage h
master_trainer_mike says, "The Drakness adds to the total and hence you heal more, the Poison does not, it comes after the end of the turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #316 from georgelix:
         Snubble's Roar says "Do the damage before switching the Pokemon." but Roar does no damage!
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, it used an old template."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #298 from slowbro:
         Why do so many good players have Rain Dance decks with no Wartortles? ADark Vileplume, Chaos Gym or Slowking could render their Pokémon Breeders, and thus their decks, useless.
master_trainer_mike says, "And now the closing announcements."
master_trainer_pat says, "the idea is to get to Blastoise before they have achance to shut you down."
master_trainer_mike says, "First, R&D has "corrected" a ruling they made a few months ago. As Ditto states you may treat any Energy attached to Ditto as Energy of any type; it is now ruled that the controller of Ditto can CHOOSE what energy type energy cards attached to Ditto provide (as long as Ditto is the active Pokemon). You CANNOT choose colorless however as a choice for a card to provide (unless it already provides colorless) as colorless is not a type."
master_trainer_mike says, "Second, Meganium's Wild Growth power states each grass energy CARD provides 2 grass energy instead of 1. An energy card is defined as "the type of card that powers your Pokemon and makes them able to attack", inthe Neo rulebook. So a DCE, a Buzzap'd Electrode, and of course basic energy cards all fall under this definition. Also, if a card provides energy of a certain type, then it is considered an energy CARD of that type. So a DCE on a Dittoopposite a grass Pokemon with a Meganium in play would STILL only provide 2 grass energy. If you treat the DCE as providing 2 grass energy (due to Ditto's Transform ability) then the DCE now counts as a grass energy CARD. Wild Growth states "each Grass energy cards provides 2 grass energy instead of 1". It doesn't matter that the DCE was ALREADY providing 2 grass energy. The Wild Growth just says "all grass energy cards attached provide 2 grass energy". So end result isthat the DCE STILL provides 2 grass energy. It is NOT doubled."
master_trainer_mike says, "Third, as stated in the Neo rulebook "you put damagecounters on an any Poisoned Pokemon" after each player's turn. So Poison does NOT do damage, it adds damage counters. Therefore, Poison damage is NOT prevented by the Metal Energy card. The same behavior applies for Darkness Energy recoil damage and Char damage too since they "places counters" rather than doing damage."
master_trainer_mike says, "Fourth, the level 25 Quilava's Char attack states that A Char counter requires your opponent to flip a coin after every turn. If tails, put 2 damage counters on that Pokemon with that Char counter. This is different than what is stated in the Neo rulebook (Flip to see if a Pokemon with a Char counter takes damage). The rulebook is incorrect in this case. Play Char as is written on the card."
master_trainer_mike says, "That's it!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks for coming!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Later everyone!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you same time next week gang!!"