Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, January 18, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hey Gang! Welcome to another fun show!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hy Gang, sorry I missed last weeks chat. I was busy slaying dragons(or trying to...)"
master_trainer_mike says, "For questions about the League Challenges, the DCI said "the spirit of the Gym Leader Challenges is to play by rules different than those in the rulebook. Because of this loopholes around the Challenges should not be sought as it ruins that spirit. If you feel that a loophole has been found with certain card combinations, remember that the intent of a Challenge takes precedence.""
master_trainer_mike says, "As for other league questions: You do earn points at the same time for the promo cards and for your badges in the league. You will NOT be given the Birthday Pikachu activity until you earn your Season 1 Badge."
master_trainer_mike says, "Lastly, with anything that requires a random discard when the cards are already showing, shuffle your hand or cards face down, and then randomly choose the cards. After, reveal your hand or cards again."
master_trainer_mike says, "So that's it for the announcements for now."
master_trainer_mike says, "Except that I won;t be here next week, will be in Las Vegas at a Sports Card show."
master_trainer_mike says, "MT Pat and Dark Apprentice Steve will run the show."
master_trainer_mike says, "So here we go!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from profpoke:Can I use TR Charmanders Pokemon Power evolve him int Charmeleon, and use Delvotion Spray and use his Power again? Would that be legal?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it wouldn't"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from crazy_nut_man:Say I'm using a Chroncamew combo. Here is the stragedy: Ok,If you read the rulebooks rules about KO PKMN,You`ll find that it says Once the PKMN is knocked out,your opponent automaticly draws a prize after it is discarded.But discarding isn`t neccasary for the prize drawing to happen(I`ll post a rules articule about this if someone questions me). Is it true that you can do this?? If yes, will you change this rule?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea what you are talking about, you had better email us at custserv@wizards.com with your article and question. Too complex to cover here."
master_trainer_pat says, "More info needed .."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from crazy_nut_man:On the Create A Card activity for league, do u need to give them ur social security #? If yes why?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you do. It is required by law in order to send out a prize to a minor."
master_trainer_mike says, "We don't create laws, we just follow them."
master_trainer_mike )

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from crazy_nut_man:Any promo news? (English promo news please)
master_trainer_mike says, "Just the Chinese New Year Dark Arbok, starting at league locations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, etc. Jan 20- Feb 3rd. Very cool card and package."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #5 from crazy_nut_man:Any Neo2 news??
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing new"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from crazy_nut_man:Why did WOTC Chat shutdown last week?
master_trainer_mike says, "It crashed for 2 minutes. Geez golks, happens all the time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from turbocharizard:What are promos 29 and 31+?
master_trainer_mike says, "Promo 29 is Marril, 31 has not been released yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from dark_gyarados:Hey MTM what neo card do you think is the best? Pokemon card and Trainer card.
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, well the Neo Weedle comes out soon!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not seen all the Neo cards yet...(neo 2 and 3)"
master_trainer_mike says, "In Genesis, Cleffa is the most broken and as for trainers? Elm."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sneasel."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from crazy_nut_man:Why do u need to send in a create a card activity to get b-day pikachu??
master_trainer_mike says, "Becasue it is very limited. No such thing as a free lunch."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from profpoke:If Clefairy copyed Mega Burn from Sab's Alakazam could you evolve him into Clefable and Use Mega Burn again the next turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you couldn't"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #12 from turbocharizard:Sorry. That's 28 and 31+ (^_^)
master_trainer_pat says, "28 is Surfing Pikachu I think...not out here yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from crazy_nut_man:Can u give us any info on some cards that are coming out in neo 2??
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope and please don;t ask questions about upcoming products, you know we would tell you if we could."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from nookiemn2k3:what do u think of the Chansey+Metal+GoldBerry combo ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Very tough to KO"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from profpoke:If I evolve my Pichu into Pikachu does Pikachu count as a Stage 1 while in play?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, but it DOES count as an evolved Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from paokkk:Plans for moro trainer promo cards???
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing that we know about"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from buibasaur:My active Pokémon has Miracle Berry attached. It is the opponent's turn. He uses a Poison attack. Does the damage from Poison go first or does it not get any damage due to it is not poisoned anymore?
master_trainer_mike says, "Tools can be used at any point between turns, so you could use it BEFORE you took Poison damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from nookiemn2k3:any new info on the upcoming "STS" ?
master_trainer_mike says, "No news on STS's yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from dark_gyarados:if you have another STS do you think you will have it in Michigan again?
master_trainer_mike says, "What??? Didn't think we've had an STS in Michigan. You mean a qualifier?"
master_trainer_mike says, "No info on qualifiers or STS's yet either."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from profpoke:Scenario: Both of us has only one prize card left. My opponent has a Ditto (Fossil) with 5 damage counters, while I had an Arcanine (Base) with 1 damage counter. He uses Item Finder to get PlusPower and KOed my Arcanine with Takedown. I have a Cleffa on the bench, can I move Cleffa into the active position to KO Ditto even though he drew his last prize?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, the game ended when he draws the prize card."
master_trainer_mike says, "MT Pat is having computyer troubles, so he will be back in a mo."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from bigdaddysnorlax:When a Special Energy Card is converted to Fire Energy through Charizard's Energy Burn PP, does it retain its special abilities?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from nookiemn2k3:any new promo info ?
master_trainer_mike says, "not any besides the Dark Arbok."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from hi_jynx:What is the best way to get a pokémon un"Char"d? Does Full Heal remove "Char"ing since it seems to act very similar to poisoning?
master_trainer_mike says, "Full Heal does not affect it. Evolve the Pokemon or get it out of play (like with a Scoop Up)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from bigdaddysnorlax:In a recent chat ruling concerning Chaos Gym and Professor Elm, you stated that Chaos Gym lets your opponent "Use" a Trainer if you flip tails, and that is not the same as "Playing" a Trainer. For the record, does "Playing" refer only to moving the card from your hand to the table?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from paokkk:If I use an Electabuzz and Thunder Punch a Voltorb with 40HP and it is attached to a gold berry. Does Electabuzz knocked Voltorb out or does Gold Berry heal Voltorb?? Same thing with a Pokemon with 30HP.
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope it would be Knocked out. The Gold Berry doesn't work until after your turn. If your Pokemon is Knocked out during your turn, it is Knocked Out. Try using a Focus Band instead."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from chrisbo:Any word yet from R&D about how to play The Rocket's Trap with Omanyte's "Clairvoyance" power active?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup answered it in the announcements."
master_trainer_mike says, "With anything that requires a random discard when the cards are already showing, shuffle your hand or cards face down, and then randomly choose the cards. After, reveal your hand or cards again."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from bigdaddysnorlax:Does a Pokémon Tool stay attached to a Pokémon when it evolves?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from bigdaddysnorlax:If you use Clefable's Metronome Attack to copy Lugia's Elemental Blast, do you have to discard a Fire, a Water and an Electric Energy, since the Attack specifically states you need to discard those cards.
master_trainer_mike says, "You donot, as Metronome ignores all "IN ORDER TO" statements in an attack, which is what is written on Lugia."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from chrisbo:For control purposes, can I use my own Stadium card to replace my opponent's Stadium if they are both the same name (i.e. use my own Chaos Gym to replace my opponent's Chaos Gym)? Sorry, I didn't word this properly when I asked it last week.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from chrisbo:Since Ditto's Transform power let's you choose which types of energy are being provided, can you split a DCE or Buzzap'd Electrode so half of it provides one type and the other half a different type? (i.e. one water & one electric)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from chrisbo:If you have a Focus Band attached to Haunter it gets invoked *after* the Transparency check, not before, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, Focus Band ONLY triggers after a Pokemon would be Knocked out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from turbocharizard:Is there a limit on the number of Birthday Pikachus one person is allowed to get?
master_trainer_pat says, "One per person."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from chrisbo:Does Ariados' "Spider Web" attack last even if Ariados retreats or is benched? This could keep an opponent in the active slot for a very long time, couldn't it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would. Make sure you have a Double Gust or Scoop Up in your deck........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from thundrchld:did the leagues get the first badge in their starter kits? i am only 400 points away from teh zypher badge
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they did."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from chrisbo:For Pokemon March, if either player chooses not to search for a basic pokemon, do they still have to shuffle their deck regardless?
master_trainer_pat says, "You still have to shuffle"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from hi_jynx:Any new info on playing The Rocket's Trap in an Omanyte deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Here you go again."
master_trainer_mike says, "With anything that requires a random discard when the cards are already showing, shuffle your hand or cards face down, and then randomly choose the cards. After, reveal your hand or cards again."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from soslowpoke:will there be new announcements later?
master_trainer_pat says, "They'll be the same as the first announcements"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from profpoke:I have Scyther as my Active against a Clefable. Clefable uses Metronome to do Swords Dance. Then, I retreat Scyther for Charmeleon. Can Clefable then use Metronome to do Slash for 60? What if I had sent out Sandslash (which does Slash for 20) instead of Charmeleon (whose Slash attack does 30)?
master_trainer_pat says, "It would only work for a Slash that has a base damage of 30. Since that is how the Swords Dance attack reads"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from crazy_nut_man:What is the point of the medals in the badge book?? (small medals like 1 medal every 5 spaces)?
master_trainer_mike says, "After you earn your badge, you can play bonus battles and after you earn 50 points, you earn 1 medal which is good for 10 points towards your next season's badge."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from soslowpoke:What is neo 2 gonna be called?
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo @: The Early Years."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from soslowpoke:how many Movie promos will there be?
master_trainer_mike says, "As long as you keep watching those films......"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well right now there are 7"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from chrisbo:Mareep's "Static Electricity" attack say, "for each Mareep in play, you may search your deck for a L Energy card and attach it to Mareep". Does this mean that each individual Mareep gets its own energy card, or does the active one receive them all?
master_trainer_mike says, "NO!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just the one using the attack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from loganb:new buzz words?
master_trainer_mike says, "AKIMBO!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "He ran across the room with his limbs all AKIMBO!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Use it in an everyday sentence."
master_trainer_mike says, "C.mon gang! It's the ginchy thing to do!"
master_trainer_mike says, "\AND It's MINTY FRESH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Many Bothans died...."
master_trainer_mike says, "blah blah blah"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "great now he thinks he's on a roll..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from pikachu89:Will the Dark Arbok promo be holo or non-holo?
master_trainer_pat says, "It will be non-holo"
master_trainer_mike says, "I GOTTA BE ME!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I GOTTA BE ME!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from the_real_edwin:With the challenges in the league, u know the ones like "U cant use a colorless pokemon and cant use non-basic energy." Do you have to do those challenges or are the optional?
master_trainer_mike says, "THE BIRDS AND THE BEES!"
master_trainer_mike says, "THEY ALL SIT IN TREES!"
master_trainer_pat says, "They're optional."
master_trainer_mike says, "I GOTTA BE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, ""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from meowth52:Is it legal for leagues to make you play 2/3 to get the points in your book for playing 1 game?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, you should just be playing one game."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from pikapichu:On Base Charizard's Pokepower, "energy burn", if I attached a Darkness/Metal energy to him, what would happen, would the effects stay and become a fire energy, or will it just be a fire energy
master_trainer_pat says, "It would just become plain old fire energy"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from reubot:what did u find out about australian league last week
master_trainer_mike says, "There will still be a league there but we don;t know who will be running it yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from the_real_edwin:Do you or have any idea if they will ever make an update to the TCG game for the gameboy? Seeing how you work for the company that makes the TCG i would start here.
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm.......no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from dark_gyarados:Just like to tell you thanks for putting up my pic of Bouldeon in the gallery for Michigan.
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome! AKIMBO!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from pikapichu:Will I be able to meet you guys at the East STS in Columbus, Ohio?
master_trainer_mike says, "WHAT!?!?!?!?!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from pokesensei:I have Fossil Ditto active against a Koga`s Ditto.I used "Giant Growth" and flipped heads,so I have 80HP now.Does this effect remain even after Koga`s Ditto is no longer active,and if so,would Fossil Ditto never be able to have more than 80HP from then on?(i.e.If a chansey becomes active opposite that Fossil Ditto,is Fossil Ditto now a Chansey with 80HP?)
master_trainer_mike says, "Irrelevent!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Last night I saw irrelevent in my pajamas!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the effect is only on 'Koga's Ditto' if Ditto copies something else, the effect is gone."
master_trainer_mike says, "What he was doing in my pajams I'll never know!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from crazy_nut_man:On question #3, if i'm over 13, do i need to give a social security #? what if i'm eighteen?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, you need to give it regardless of your age, by law."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from trovtwo:Do you think that energy types changed will make a big affect in the game.
master_trainer_pat says, "You're going to have to be more clear with that question"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from matthewh:I want to join the pokemon leaugue but there is no poke rea in my area?? where could i jion?
master_trainer_mike says, "Where are you?? Mars?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Call cust serv at 1-800-324-6496 and we will list ALL the local ones for you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from lugia_1986:hey I'm Chinese but I live in Canada, can WOTC send me a Dark Arbok to
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, have some friends send you one..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from trovtwo:Will they ever release a master trainer set?
master_trainer_mike says, "If only..................."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from lugia_1986:why do u think Jumpluff Pre Deck is better than Kingdra Pre Deck
master_trainer_mike says, "Because Jumpluff is the jumpluffiest!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Kingdraiest just doesn't sound as ginchy."
master_trainer_mike says, "AKIMBO!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Because of the Baby Pokemon included in that deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from chrisbo:Re Q3: So if you choose to not put your SSN on the Create-A-Card activity, you will not receive a B-Day Pikachu? Is that right?
master_trainer_mike says, "By law it is required, you takes your chances when you don;lt follow the law."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from toshin007:Hey Pat hows the D&D last week? Whos your Character? : )
master_trainer_pat says, "A 9th level monk named Jubei(all you anime fans know where that name came from??)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from meowth52:You said you had some of the Neo 2 cards in an earlier chat. So wouldn't you know if Wizards is going back to the holo/non-holo booster packaging for Neo 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "We know all SORTS of things that we can't tyell you yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #73 from deggdegg:Can you use Crocnaw's Sweep Away if you don't have three cards left in your deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from trovtwo:Have you recived any b-day pikachu league forms yet/
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, they are all MINTY FRESH!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from pikapichu:Is there any new good combos in Neo other than Cleffa+Lass, and Sudowoodo+Oak+Revive????
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, Cleffa Lass isn't that great......and Sudoiwoodo!!!?!?!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WAHT!?!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We disagree about your choices for good combos...there are plenty better ones...keep lookin"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from crazy_nut_man:if i'm using pichu. i put it down last turn, can i breed it and evolve it into Raichu??
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, only into Pikachu."
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't use breeder on Pichu..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from toshin007:can we assume since there are 5 promo grids in the back of teh new badge books there are at least 5 promos coming soon :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Assume huh???????"
master_trainer_mike says, "a-s-s-u-m-e-...... hmmmmmmmm"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from trovtwo:Do you have to earn the zephyr badge to do Falkners challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, you do the Challenges AFTER you have earned your badge for that season."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from chrisbo:If I have Charmeleon active and the opponent uses Sand-Attack or Smokescreen, can I evolve it to Charizard and play Devolution Spray to remove the Sand-Attack or Smokescreen effect? Or what if I used DevoSpray first and then evolved back to Charmeleo
master_trainer_pat says, "...you could...well, whatever....yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from the_real_edwin:Im not sure if this would apply to you but ill ask anyways. Ive noticed a pattern. It took three sets to get all original 150 Pokemon out (Base, Jungle, and Fossil). Then a Team Rocket, then Gym. Now with noe out in Japan at least (Neo 1,2,3) will there be a Team rocket update with the new Pokemon? And then a Johto Gym set? If you have no idea for Japan or know it isnt happening then could you pass along the idea to the proper administrators in your chain of command?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry we can't talk about future sets yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from trovtwo:Will Dark Riachu come out again,or will it stay a TR.card here?
master_trainer_pat says, "There are no plans to re-release it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from surfingelectrode:have the bday pikachus been sent out?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from crazy_nut_man:Are u going to enforce the T15/3C rule in league
master_trainer_mike says, "Nooooooo!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No we won't"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from trovtwo:Why do you keep putting energies in a booster?
master_trainer_mike says, "To make sure you get them!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from matthewh:If i evolve my onix which is fighting type into steelix which is a steel type can steelix be counted as a fighting type
master_trainer_mike says, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "You're creative, if nothing else..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from hi_jynx:Referring to question # 15: If Pichu evolves to Pikachu, does Erika's Dratini's pokémon power work against pikachu?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, Pikachu is an evolved Pokemon in this case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from hi_jynx:Where will STS and qualifiers be announced when they are planned?
master_trainer_mike says, "Right, when they are planned, we will announce them."
master_trainer_mike says, "How do you feel about Tahiti????"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just curious......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from the_real_edwin:is there any requirements to becoming a gym leader at your local league? For example 18 year old age requirements, etc. Or are the requirements different for each company that runs the league?
master_trainer_pat says, "Gym Leaders usually work at the store that's holding the League."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from crazy_nut_man:How do u make it to the before sts (west, Long Beach)? # Badges? Gold Invatation? If I'm rank number 16 do i get in? If i don't what position do i need to get to get a gold invatation??
master_trainer_mike says, "That will all be announced when it is planned."
master_trainer_mike says, "AKIMBO!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from pikapichu:Who do u guys think is the best Fire type Pokémon???
master_trainer_mike says, "Any that WEEDLE SMACKS DOWN!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Fossil Magmar is good. Also, Blaine's Magmar and Blaine's Charmander"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from trovtwo:Will you be able to have Four golden MAgikarps and four Regular Magikarp?
master_trainer_mike says, "Golden??? We have ONLY released the Gold Meowth so far."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from hi_jynx:Can I attach Dark Energy to my Charmander(R) without hurting it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from trovtwo:So will there be a promo evry league seasons?since thier are eight promo sticker spaces?
master_trainer_mike says, "Have to wait and see."
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from crazy_nut_man:Say I have Electabuzz as active. There playing with a Base Set Machamp. I have an elekid on the bench. Electabuzz does Thundershock and flips a head. Then Machamp Strike Back does 10 damage to elecabuzz and all the other cards in my bench. Do they need to flip a coin for Elekid Baby Power check??
master_trainer_pat says, "The Baby check is only done when it is your active Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from nookiemn2k3:what do you think about the trap deck ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Goes well with milk."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from chrisbo:Re Q24 : You mean to tell me that if Charizard FireSpins a "Recycle Energy", it would not be returned to your hand? I thought that FireSpin only changed the color, not the ability. It works that way for DCE, doesn't it?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's right. Changing the Recycle to a fire energy will effectively remove the extra abilities of that energy card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from pokesensei:Focus Band says it takes effect if "knocked out by your opponent`s attack".So if a Pokemon with Focus Band and 20 HP remaining,is it hit with an attack that does 10 damage plus poison,then does Focus Band activate or not(since the Pokemon is KO`ed by damage from poison and not from the attack`s damage?)

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master_trainer_mike says, "The Chinese New Year Dark Arbok comes out in Asis satrting Jan 20."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from scrye_fung:Say your opponent has Chaos Gym and Slowking in play. I play Gust of Wind. What do I flip for first? Does my opponent control the order or does me?
master_trainer_pat says, "Your opponent decides the order because he/she controls both"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from trovtwo:hello can you here me?
master_trainer_mike says, "Tommy can you hear me????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from toshin007:I know who Jubei is ...you Dig kenshin pat? : )
master_trainer_pat says, "Yep."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from pkmn43:MIKE THE CATERPIES CRASHED THE SERVERS!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "If we had kept Weedles like I keep suggesting......."
master_trainer_mike says, "WE'D BE FINE!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from reubot:has the servers crashed again
master_trainer_pat says, "maybe.."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from scrye_fung:Can Ditto use Energy Burn to turn his DCE into Fire Energy "for the rest of the turn" and thereafter "treat them as" Grass Energy, let Venusaur move them to Arcanine and the SWITCH out Arcanine to us its Flamethrower?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes but only when monkeys fly out of my head."
master_trainer_mike says, "That would work."
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT GEEZ!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from paul22:can I Fugi a Buzzapped Electrode to my hand andwotc_mel says, "look"
master_trainer_mike says, "see???"
master_trainer_mike says, "listen?!?!?!?!"wotc_mel says, "Sorry Mike. Carry on . . ."
master_trainer_pat says, "You could Fuji the Pokemon that the Buzzap'd Electrode is attached to, thereby shuffling it into your deck."
master_trainer_mike says, "okay-day :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #11 from pkmn43:i want a Dark Weedle promo foil card any hopes that we will get any time soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "OH!! If only....:)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from pikachu89:Did you verify that when you win one game in the league you get two stamps towards your badge and two stamps towards your promo card (Togepi)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct that is the case."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from scrye_fung:I play Blaine's Quiz #3, and put Blaine's Vulpix down. My opponent says "Vulpix". Do I get 3 cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you do. Your opponent needs to name the full name on the card."
master_trainer_mike says, "who the heck plays with any of the quiz cards?!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from pokemoncardkid500:can you save buzzaped electrode with Eco Gym?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from paul22:does a buzzapped electrode need to be marked so when it is removed and put back into the hand you know which one it is (ECOGYM)
master_trainer_pat says, "No, not really. You should be able to tell if it is a Buzzap'd Electrode by where it is placed in play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from thundrchld:yo mike got a shiny weedle yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "err..............."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from meowth52:You said fossil ditto as koga's ditto won't be able to keep growth after its changed into something else. But on another question you said the is ditto as Scyther used Swords Dance and the changed to Charmeleon that the Swords Dance effect would still remain, so why won't growth remain?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude!! It depends on what it is referencing, Swords Dance references a slash attack while the Growth references Koga's Ditto. If Ditto is NO longer Koga's Ditto, it is not in effect."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from scrye_fung:I play Blaine's Quiz #3, and put Ancient Mew down. My opponent says "Ancient Mew". I get 3 cards because the card's real name is Mew, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anicent Mew!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "period."
master_trainer_mike says, "end of discussion."
master_trainer_mike says, "blpppht1111"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from ipnuaj21:Can League stores refuse to stamp League books from other stores (one that I go too is fine with this & the other is a lot more 'techincal' about accepting league books from other stores (but I am just trying to get my stamps ASAP))?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's really up to the store."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from pikapichu:I got disconnected, did my other questions reach you?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, sorry, same problem here"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from scrye_fung:If I have a Pokémon with a 'Once per turn' Pokémon Power and that can also evolve (such as TR Charmander, Dark Dragonair, and Erika's Bellsprout) can I use its Pokémon Power, evolve it, use Devolution Spray on it, and use the Pokémon Power again?
master_trainer_mike says, "No you would not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from scrye_fung:If Sabrina's Gengar uses Dark Wave on a Mr. Mime would the attack KO Mr. Mime because its pokemon power doesn't work, or would i have to wait until the next turn to KO it?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Invisible Wall Power will prevent that in this case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from trovtwo:Who is Tommy?
master_trainer_mike says, "an old Who reference."
master_trainer_pat says, "Pinball Wizard"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from reubot:is ur sever hosted in california
master_trainer_mike says, "funny :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from trovtwo:WHat is AKIMBO?
master_trainer_mike says, "to hold something off to the sides, all splayed out, like your limbs."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from toshin007:were the packs of Rocket inserted in the last Top deck isse all have holos surprisingly I;ve had 5 mag opened and 5 holos so far :) kids think im a lucky charm or something
master_trainer_mike says, "Really? I didn't get one...."
master_trainer_pat says, "Me either"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from scrye_fung:If you use Blaine's Quiz #3, and put down celfairy doll/Mysterious fossil, would your opponent be right with pokemon card or trainer???
master_trainer_pat says, "You couldn't name an attack from either of those cards, so you couldn't play it with Blaines Quiz #3"
master_trainer_mike says, "YOu can't choose those anyway as they are only trainers in your hand, not Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from profpoke:"SWIFT" attack reads - This attack's damage isn't affected by Weakness, Resistance, Pokemon Powers, or any other effects on the Defending Pokemon.
master_trainer_mike says, "yeah???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from scrye_fung:From TC: Q. 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 corresponding benefits from Darkness Energy or Metal Energy cards? A. Yes you can and yes you could. (Jan 4, 2001 WotC Chat, Q9) Are you sure abou this? You shouldn't be able to benefits fron the special energy cards right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Thts is the correct answer."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry if you don;t like it but that is the way it is."
master_trainer_pat says, "If Venomothis now Metal it won't have it's damage reduced if it has Metal energy attached."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from profpoke:The "any other effects on the Defending Pokemon". Does this mean that I can do "SWIFT" attack on a baby Pokemon without having to flip a coin first?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope. That is NOT the same thing."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from meowth52:What's the deal with Blaine's Quizes and the Celadon Game. They're just Bill wanabees!
master_trainer_mike says, "Billabees????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from bigdaddysnorlax:If Ditto has converted a Colorless Energy card to a Basic type, will Ecogym return that card to your hand if the conditions of Ecogym are met.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you could do that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from pkmn43:Dark Weedle Basic Dark Pokemon 60 HP Free Retreat Weakness to nothing Resistance to Fire -30 GGG: Evil Laugh Dodging Prerelease Raichu questions 1000 :if the defending player asks a question about Prerelease raichu You get to go BWHAHAAHAHAH and win
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmm, doubt R&D would pass this one on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from kirbycopies:Any rumors on what the new Neo set will be called?
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo 2: The Wrath of Khan"
master_trainer_pat says, "I still like Neo 2:Electric Boogaloo"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from trovtwo:HAve you guys ever met Imakuni?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, I beat him at Pokemon twice!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from paul22:What if Ecogym brings Buzzapped Electrode to my hand that has 3 Electordes in it then opponent uses TRAP -could I decide which is the double dark energy card?
master_trainer_mike says, "WRONGO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "It is no longer an energy card when it leaves play and goes back to your hand. It is a plain old electrode again."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from pikapichu:to mtmikie, how many weedles did it take u to make the space weedle???I have 158 Horseas, what should I do with them?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have received about 1300+ so far."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for the horseas??....ummmm....I hear that they are rich in fiber."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from hi_jynx:Repeating queston since we were booted: Can Erika's Oddish Photosynthesize Dark Energy and eliminate the damaging effect of the Dark Energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid that the effect will still be there because Erika's Oddish only says that energy attached to it 'provides' grass energy. It is not changed, as with Energy Burn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from trovtwo:If you guys were legendary dogs,cats,deers,which one would you be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Master Trainer Old Yeller"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll be Fritz the Legendary Cat."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from feralshade:Any way to remove a char counter other than evolution or Scoop Up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Any other way to get it toleave play like Mr Fuji would work too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from waffle_king:A Magmar evoled from Maybyis sent to a discard pile. would magmar be able to be taken out when a super rod is fliped so you can get an evoled pokemon.
master_trainer_mike says, "Waffle???"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because Magmar would be a basic when it's in your discard pile."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from pokemoncardkid500:Donut?
master_trainer_mike says, "FOR HE IS THE WAFFLE KING!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from magmar2000:Seriously, is there a Mac version of the CD in Starter? (Proud to have on Got Mac? shirt!) ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid there isn't Magmar 2k."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from pokemoncardkid500:will vending be coming out?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from pokemoncardkid500:will Neo 3 be coming out?
master_trainer_mike says, "DUNNO!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from profpoke:Can you play Blain Quiz #3 and chose Ditto?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, you must choose a Pokemon that has an attack written on its card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from toshin007:can you give us one of those better combos you hinted at besdies the lsas/cleffa one
master_trainer_pat says, "How about Piloswine/Mukrow for starters."
master_trainer_mike says, "Energy Charge and Drakness or Metal energy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from blastoderm_69:do u get paid for this?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Pretty cool huh?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from trovtwo:Going back to an erliar question,I mean that would Kabutops be stronger as an Water Type to be specific?
master_trainer_mike says, "that set is not out yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from kirbycopies:Can swift go through Metal Energy's effects?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from meowth52:But on Sword's Dances text it says "Scyther." Didn't you say that self refernces to cards need to be replaced with the new name? Like when you do Sword's Dance on ditto as Scyther, and then change to Charmeleon, the Sword's Dance's text is changed to the self reference "Charmeleon." So wouldn't the self reference of Koga's Ditto be changed to whatever ditto changes into?
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez gang, the Swords Dance refers to AN ATTACK!!!!!!! The self referencing kicks in. The Giant Growth refers TO the Koga's Dirtto which Ditto COULD be copying BUT when Ditto Transforms it takes the new HP of the Pokemon it copies!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thransform does NOT changes any attack effects like the Swords Dance so thjat remains."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok?????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from feralshade:What's the errata on the Birthday Pikachu activity? there wasn't any fine print on card availability, multiple submissions, etc.
master_trainer_pat says, "Only one per person. That's all."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from blastoderm_69:do u travel around the world playing pokemon? if so is there money involved? as you can tell i like money...
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are Pokemon jetseetes...."
master_trainer_mike says, "setters"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from trovtwo:I guess Mike you were more minty fresh than Imakuni?
master_trainer_mike says, "He played for fun, being a typical North American I went for the throat."
master_trainer_mike says, "It was fun, he is cool :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from pkmn43:i got a 1st ed Basic weedle ill trade ya for a 1st ed basic charizard and ill throw in 1 dozen donuts!!!!!!! :D
master_trainer_pat says, "Are you sure you want to do that trade it sounds like it's in my favor..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from pokesensei:You stated in a previous "coin flipping" ruling that a coin must land on the table with no obstructions.Does a card(or card protector) constitute as an obstruction?(Asking for a new Gym Leader on the `Gym.A player there does that and gets alot of "quality" results")
master_trainer_mike says, "That is up to the players, a sleeve is pretty darn thin."
master_trainer_mike says, "I would count it myself."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from toshin007:hows the leaning tower of pika going? :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to get it here soon and get pictures up for you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from trovtwo:Did you guys save any answered questions,maby you could put them in the transcipts if you ever get around to it.
master_trainer_mike says, "Why check out the team compendium web site that does just that."
master_trainer_mike says, "They are at http://pokegym.thedojo.com/compendium/"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from feralshade:will there be a replacement publication for Topdeck,or is this the end of Wizard's magazine promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I'm afraid we've seen the last of the W stamped cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from pikapichu:Repeating my question from long ago, will I be able to accomplish my dream of meating you at the STS in Ohio????
master_trainer_mike says, "What STS?? Nothing plannned yet. If there ends up being a qualifier there, then you might."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from reubot:u did'nt answer my question about akimbo : did u get it from the Freindly album?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have no idea what you are referring to."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from rebelspy18:can you use Sabrina's ESP on effects like shadow images. Or just the ones that YOU flip for like smoke-screen?
master_trainer_pat says, "Only for an attack on your Sabrina's Pokemon that has you flip coins. You couldn't do it for a Smokescreen effect on your Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from pkmn43:Ill Choose Prerelease raichu for 300 mike ANSWER US NOW IS THERE A PRERELEASE RAICHU?
master_trainer_mike says, "ice cream has no bones......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from profpoke:Can you use devolution spray on a Pikachu that evolved from a Pichu?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from toshin007:are you guys happy there are going to be Pokemon Center stores opening in the US so we can get those oh so cool Pokegear/ toys/ pokegoodies : )
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from magmar2000:If one of my evolved Pokemon has a Char counter on it, and I use devolution spray, is the Pokemon still Chared?
master_trainer_mike says, "That should work."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from pkmn43:2nd machamp non foil with a red border on back and the words trainer deck a is real? (Come from the Pokemon League promo decks right)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, probably."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from unicorn_master:What makes Lugia so rare-holo? It discards all the hard-to-get energy combo!
master_trainer_mike says, "You'd have to ask Creatures that one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from feralshade:Next month, will it be possible to continue working towards the Zephyr badge or will there be a Victory Road season to catch up in the end again?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think you could still work on your previous badge."
master_trainer_pat says, "We think so..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from trovtwo:Do you guys watch tv while doing these chat sessions?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from trovtwo:Mike,what is booyah,you kids and your slang today.In my day...............
master_trainer_mike says, "That is ESPN slang."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from kirbycopies:Can you play a Focus Band on a Cleafairy Doll/Mysterious Fossil?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from blastoderm_69:thats cool that u get paid for this .. how did u get this job?? is there any way an aveage "joe" like me could get it??? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Well live near Seattle to begin with....."
master_trainer_mike says, "Lots of customer service experience and game experience"
master_trainer_mike says, "and then bribe Dark Master Trainer Mike (MT Pat helped get me in and he's regretted it ever since.....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not true, not true...about regreting it anyway."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from pkmn43:I Get you mike And yout pretty little weedle too!
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh, a Wizard of Oz refernce, GINCHY!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from unicorn_master:Why the heck is Lt. Surge's Spearow uncommon? If it was the only one in the Gym Hereos set I would understand (due to the Magikarp-Gyarados thing) but why uncommon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Again, we don;t make those decisions."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from toshin007:for the badge book what do you think is better teh Medla poitns or teh Gym Sticker Challeneges?
master_trainer_pat says, "Medal points are better if you have trouble keeping up with everyone."
master_trainer_pat says, "The Challenges are for advanced players who are, appropriately, looking for a new challenge."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from feralshade:mtm, does the waffle king eat maple bars?
master_trainer_mike says, "I dunno, you'd have to aski him."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from reubot:can u do a tour in Australia?
master_trainer_pat says, "I really hope so..."
master_trainer_pat says, "We could do Totodile Hunter"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from trovtwo:Can two people like brothers each send in a form each and still get a b-day pikachu?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from kirbycopies:Are different promos going to be released each season and if not what promotion will be held?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from reubot:can u tell magic players not to chat in here while pokemon chat is on, becuase its their fault that the room is now muted
master_trainer_mike says, "Is it?? No Magic TALK in here you guys!!!!! ."
master_trainer_pat says, "Or I'll come over there and Tap you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from trovtwo:Can you guys put yourself on a promo trainer card?
master_trainer_mike says, "You know, I have several of those on my machine, whether the real world will ever see them or not though......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from feralshade:can you post the announcements again?...I arrived mere minutes after they were displayed.
master_trainer_mike says, "Will at the end in 15 minutes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from pikapichu:On Sabrinas ESP, can I use it for Sabrinas Hypno and Sabrinas Venomoth, or is that too broken(ie. Venomoth, 6 flips)(ie- Hypno-alot of flips)
master_trainer_mike says, "You could."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from pokesensei:RE:Q # 75.I believe he means that the person is flipping the coin directly onto a card to get a "favorable" result.What do you think of that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, if someone can flip a coin that accurately, then maybe you should make them use dice."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from trovtwo:A purchesed a base set booster pack and on the back it said it was an official INTERNTIONALlicensed product,whats up with that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon IS an official International licensed product."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from profpoke:Devolution spray says choose a stage of evolution and discard all evolution cards of that stage and higher. Does a Pikachu evolved from Pichu count as a Stage 1 for this case? If not you wouldnt be able to Devolve him...
master_trainer_mike says, "It is NOT a stage 1 but it IS a evolved form from Pichu."
master_trainer_mike says, "It works!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You can choose the basic (it is a stage AND it is evolved in this case)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #116 from trovtwo:Can you battle gym leaders for old badges next month?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from reubot:freindly is a dance band - they have had hits like 'my mother was a dj' and 'some kind of love song' their currant album is called akimbo
master_trainer_mike says, "ok"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from blastoderm_69:oh i thought u did this from ur house i mean.... you could couldnt u?
master_trainer_mike says, "I did one week but we are at the office."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from pikapichu:can anyone else but you guys answer Qs, Its fun, but if we do, we could get are posts blocked(cant member the word)
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in this chat but hang around after or go to an open chat area."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #120 from feralshade:can you use a Pokémon Breeder on Brock's Vulpix to evolve it into any other evolved Pokémon?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from pokesensei:Mike,you are the Ginchiest! :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks :) You're all pretty darn MINTY FRESH yourselves!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from unicorn_master:Thanks for the help on the rarity thing!
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from trovtwo:Do you get any thing for getting al the challNGE stickers?
master_trainer_mike says, "A cool sparkly looking book!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from feralshade:what do you consider to be the best nonEnergy,nonTrainer card in Neo I?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cleffa!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sneasel"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from feralshade:you guys seemed quite engrossed with the legalese on the Bday Pikachu Activity--it suggests that you might actually create one or more of the cards. Any comment?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans that we know of."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #132 from trovtwo:Will there be a new promo at the movies?
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from trovtwo:Why is wizards called wizards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Peter Adkinson had a group of Wizards in his role playing campaign and he and his friends started this company in his garage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from roonman:I'm sorry if I missed this in the rules, can the baby power be interrupted by confusion or sleep?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from scrye_fung:So what is MTM going to chat abut on Genesis in teh TCG hour w/ Teeuwynn Woodruff (and WHY is Mike Elliot hiding from us again?)
master_trainer_mike says, "I will just be there to answer questions. Mike Elliot is very busy with lots of TCGs."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from lugia_00:when will we know who won the Birthday Pikachu
master_trainer_mike says, "It takes 6-8 weeks to process and mail the cards. Won't know until later February."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #138 from trovtwo:Are thier any UnKown cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not right now"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from unicorn_master:I'M GONNA THROW AWAY ALL MY WEEDLES IF YOU DON'T ANSWER THIS QUESTION, BEEDRILL OR NO BEEDRILL! What's your second favorite Pokemon! And ice cream can have bones in it if you put some of your own in it!
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez pal, relax :) Second favorite??? Hmmmmm..... well Cleffa ends up in every deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from lugia_00:I want to know when the trainer webpages will be put back
master_trainer_mike says, "Never."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from pikapichu:this will probably reach u at the end so I just wanna say Bye and I hope we meet at the STS
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks bye."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from trovtwo:When will you post the baby pokemon pikachu drawings on your wabsite?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will take a while to go through them all, get them scanned, etc. Probably not for a few months."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from feralshade:will all future baby pokémon have 30 hp, no weakness,resistance, or retreat cost, and evolve into pokémon with no stage two evolution?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."
master_trainer_mike says, "Here are the announcements again."
master_trainer_mike says, "For questions about the League Challenges, the DCI said "the spirit of the Gym Leader Challenges is to play by rules different than those in the rulebook. Because of this loopholes around the Challenges should not be sought as it ruins that spirit. If you feel that a loophole has been found with certain card combinations, remember that the intent of a Challenge takes precedence.""
master_trainer_mike says, "As for other league questions: You do earn points at the same time for the promo cards and for your badges in the league. You will NOT be given the Birthday Pikachu activity until you earn your Season 1 Badge."
master_trainer_mike says, "With anything that requires a random discard when the cards are already showing, shuffle your hand or cards face down, and then randomly choose the cards. After, reveal your hand or cards again."
master_trainer_pat says, "Later days Poke-nauts!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from feralshade:Thanks for answering our questions
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see you next week."
master_trainer_mike says, "You are welcome!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanbks for coming gang!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I won;t be herte next week, I will be in Las Vegas at a sports card show but MT Pat will be here and Dark Apprentice Steve will be helping him."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks for the time :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you all soon!!"