Pokemon Chat Report - Friday, January 26, 2001
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


darkmt_mike says, "I see!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Whaazzzup Poke-nauts? Another chat is upon us and we seem to be missing Master Trainer Mike. He's returning from a game convention in Las Vegas(sheesh he get's all the good gigs!), so 'Dark' Master Trainer Steve will be sitting in for him."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't really have much new to announce so let's just start in with the questions..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from elf_girl:
         was there supossed to be a promo neo in the newest issue of nintendo power?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we're aware of..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from elf_girl:
         is it too late to send in my "baby pokemon card" to get a birthday pikachu?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from turbocharizard:
         How long will you be accepting the create-a-card entries?
master_trainer_pat says, "Same as above...I'm not sure if there's a deadline onthere"
master_trainer_pat says, "But we do know that some League locations are alittlebehind."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from turbocharizard:
         How long will it take for my Happy Birthday Pikachu to arrive after I send in the create-a-card entry?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #5 from royalcharizard:
         Does evolving get rid of a char counter?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from royalcharizard:
         I know Birthday Pikachu isnt playable, but in case other cards with "______'s" in the name are released...You have 8 of the same "____'s" card; If you fill in the blank with "Greg" on four of them and fill in "Joe" on the other four cards, could you p

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Your Ditto is facing an Opponent with an EcoGym in play. If your Opponent removes a DCE from Ditto, will it automatically return to your hand, or willit only return to your hand if you have declared the energy as a Basic type (recent ruling change says you get to choose)
master_trainer_pat says, "That would be returned if it was providing a color ofenergy for Ditto."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Do we have a ruling yet as to whether Lt. Surge's Electrode Shock BlastPP triggers itself again if you flip tails and do 20 damage to yourself?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from elf_girl:
         are there any release dates for neo2?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from darkstalker0:
         About neo Piloswine, is the "opponent may not attack" assumed to be "end of turn" or does it continually last?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from chrisbo:
         If a Pokemon with Focus Band and 20 HP remaining is hit by 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)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Here's a late breaking announcement regarding our efforts to bolster the offerings on our website for Pokemon."
master_trainer_pat says, "We are pleased to announce that Wizards of the Coast has invited the former Pokegym website members to pioneer an official Pokemon TCG community! This community will live off our current Pokemon page."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from darkstalker0:
         Ya know, I had a Scyther that totally 0wned a Weedle =/
master_trainer_pat says, "Cool. MT Mike will be glad to hear it...not!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from turbocharizard:
         What are promos 31 and up? Come on, MTM! You know what they are but you're just not telling us!
master_trainer_pat says, "MTM would know...but I don't. So I can honestly say I don't know what #31 is."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from elf_girl:
         will the neo2 set contain the new "eeveelutions"?
master_trainer_pat says, "hmmm...maybe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         A recent ruling stated that you can choose the energy type attached to Ditto. Can you change your choice at any time, even during your Opponent's turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to check with R&D...we don't think that there is an actual time that you have to make that choice...it just is _treated_ as whatever energy you want."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from chrisbo:
         If you use Blaine's Quiz #2, and put down Clefairy Doll or Mysterious Fossil, would your opponent be right with pokemon card or trainer??? (NOTE: This question was asked last week against Blaine's Quiz #3, different card...)
master_trainer_pat says, "It's only treated as a basic while in play, which it is not. Only trainer would be correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from chrisbo:
         If I use the Swift attack and the opponent has a Metal Energy attached to the defending pokemon, does the Metal Energy reduce the amount of damage or do the conditions of the Swift attack override the Metal Energy effect?
master_trainer_pat says, "Swift will override the Metal energy card effect."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from chrisbo:
         If a Darkness or Metal Energy is attached to an active pokemon using the Swift attack, would Swift negate the added/reduced damage that the energy cardnormally provides? I would think not because the text on Swift refers to the *defending* pokemon.
master_trainer_pat says, "Right."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         If Ditto is facing a TR Zapdos, and has 2 DCE attached, when he uses Electroburn do the DCE's count as L Energy CARDS, assuming Ditto has declared themto be L Energies?
darkmt_mike says, "You would still take 30 damage, because he only needs to count 3 of the energy has lightning."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from elf_girl:
         if a pokemon league has old badges left, what should they do with them?

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from chrisbo:
         If you belong to more than one League location & earn a Season 1 badge at each location, can you send in the Create-A-Card activity twice (once for each badge) to earn more than one B-Day Pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "Send them back to us."
darkmt_mike says, "No you may not get more then one BD pikachu."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         If Ditto splits a DCE, declaring that it provides two different types of Energy, what kind of card is it considered? This comes into play for things like TR Zapdos' Electroburn.
master_trainer_pat says, "You're not changing the card itself, just the energy that it provides."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from pokesensei:
         If I attack with Arcanine`s "Take Down" and I have a Metal Energy attached,will the self inflicted damage be 10?If I have 2 Metal Energy attached,will the self inflicted damage be 0?
darkmt_mike says, "That is correct, it will reduce the damage you do has well has the damage you take."
darkmt_mike says, "Btw, This is Apprentice Steve here, (I stole My masters computer.)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from elf_girl:
         the last topdeck said that it contained an "exclusive" card and a pack of Team rocket. However al it contained was a PAck of TR and a tob deck sticker
master_trainer_pat says, "It should have also come with a Silver Drake from thenew Magic expansion."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from trovtwo:
         now that topdeck is gone.Will their be things like a newsletter,contestsetc.?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're going to focus more on the Pokemon section of our website."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from unown_master:
         Any new neo 2 news?
darkmt_mike says, "Currently no news yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from reubot:
         any news on australian league
master_trainer_pat says, "That's not something we currently get info about. Double-check the new International section of our website."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from pokesensei:
         If Murkrow uses "Feint Attack" against a Pokemon on the Bench that has a Metal Energy attached to it,would the Metal Energy reduce the damage by 10?
darkmt_mike says, "That is correct, it still reduces damage regardless of wherethey are at."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from unown_master:
         Any new promos coming soon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeah."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from nookiemn2k3:
         any new news about the next sts ?
darkmt_mike says, "Nothing to announce yet, we are still finalizing plans."
master_trainer_pat says, "We hope to have more info for you soon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from pikachu89:
         Is Lanturn's Pokemon Power an error? It says for each Water energy, but not used to pay for Floodlight's attack. Floodlight uses 2 Lightning energies.
master_trainer_pat says, "No, that's correct."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from cyborg_raptor:
         If I haven't gotten my Birthday Pika from the trivia contest, is there any chance I'll get one?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes, they haven't sent them all out, It will take a while to get done with it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from pokesensei:
         If you played "Good Manners",could you get a Baby Pokemon out of your deck?Same for Challenge,etc....?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's right. Treat the babies as basics for those cards."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from slowbro:
         In the Rulebook, why do the words "if you use a Pokémon Power, you can still attack" appear right next to a picture of an Elekid? It's very ironic.
darkmt_mike says, "Because we wanted to trick you!!! (My idea) Actually I am not sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from soslowpoke:
         what's the next promo card?
master_trainer_pat says, "Can't tell ya yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from nookiemn2k3:
         any new news about a promo ? and also any new info on neo 2 ?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nada"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from trovtwo:
         Is it true thier will be more league promos after all thier are more spaces on the book ?
darkmt_mike says, "We just did that to trick you."
darkmt_mike smiles.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from scrye_fung:
         Re: Q#5 So Char counters stay on when a Pokemn is on a bench but are gone when a Pokemon is evolved?
darkmt_mike says, "That is correct, evolving makes it so that it is not the same pokemon."
darkmt_mike says, "So the char counter comes off"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #41 from soslowpoke:
         My brother and I both sent in an entry form for the pika contest and hegot a pika but i didn't., Why is this?

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from turbocharizard:
         You forgot to answer my #4 question! How long will it take for my HappyBirthday Pikachu to arrive after I send in the create-a-card entry?
darkmt_mike says, "4-6 weeks, it is taking a while."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from nookiemn2k3:
         in neo 2 are houndour and houndoom good cards ? and how many cards willbe in neo 2 ?
darkmt_mike says, "Not saying! Not a word!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #46 from trovtwo:
         Where are the ansers to the questions bieng asked?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're having some trouble with getting Steve's answers to show up."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from profpoke:
         Is Lt. Surges Power continuous? Did R&D get a rulling yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think you're asking about LT Surge's Electrode...itwould continue until you flip heads or Electrode gets KO'd"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from hi_jynx:
         In a Falkner's Challenge game, can I use an Electrode and Buzzapp it ifI need to?
darkmt_mike says, "You can still do that, because you just are not allowed to put any in your deck, you could still use powers to get it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from profpoke:
         I think i missed the anouncements, what were they?
master_trainer_pat says, "this is is:We are pleased to announce that Wizards ofthe Coast has invited the former Pokegym website members to pioneer an officialPokemon TCG community! This community will live off our current Pokemon page."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from darkstalker0:
         How much money can I get for my first edition chawezad?
darkmt_mike says, "Chawezad? He isn't worth a whole lot, because he couldn't tell anyone his name, he just isn't a very well known pokemon"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from trovtwo:
         Could there be a base 3 ?
master_trainer_pat says, "We aren't sure yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from profpoke:
         Are energy on Ditto any type you choose when he is on your bench? LIke if Ecogym was in play and he was SER'd from your bench, would the energys go back to your hand? Do the energys stay that type that you choose so if he was benched after you chose fire the would still provide fire?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yet another question for the rules team...Ditto stikes again!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from unown_master:
         Can I return a Buzzap'd base electrode to my hand with an ecolo Gym in play?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeah."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from trovtwo:
         Do YOU read the create a card sheets?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, MT Mike and I will be helping to judge part of them. The gameplay part."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from darkstalker0:
         You didn't answer it the first time....don't make me sic the scyther onyou...About Neo Piloswine, when it says "may not attack" does it mean as is or is it assumed to be "end of turn"
darkmt_mike says, "No, Piloswine effect last until that pokemon evolves or benches,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from hi_jynx:
         If you attach two dark energies to a non-dark pokémon, will it take 20 damage instead of 10?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from profpoke:
         Is there anything that you can't tell us? If so please tell us ;-P
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from reubot:
         if u put neo2 binder cards in with the set, will u keep the holo backing that is on 3 of them?
darkmt_mike says, "We just really don't know yet about any of the neo 2. Sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from slowbro:
         Do Croconaw's Jaw Clamp and Neo Gloom's Sticky Nectar prevent anything switching the Def. Pokémon out, or anything affecting it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, anything that would switch it out."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from trovtwo:
         Why were team rocket packs chosen as the last booster pack for topdeck?
darkmt_mike says, "Because we know people like Pokemon, And new wasn't ready tothrow in."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         If your Lt. Surge's Electrode starts Shock Blast and it continues to trigger itself, as long as you flip tails, what happens if the Opponent's Active is Knocked out? Do they bring up a new one assuming the cycle continues?
darkmt_mike says, "Basically it will continue until you flip heads, then you will deal with KO'ed pokemon and the such."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from soslowpoke:
         when using blaine's quiz #1, my opponent asks for the height of anotherpokemon in play. Is it legal for him to cover that POkemon up?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         If your Lt. Surge's Electrode is in a cycle of Shock Blasts, due to flipping several tails and continuing to trigger itself, can you use a discretionary Pokémon Power, like Alakazam's Damage Swap, between flips?
darkmt_mike says, "No, you must finish up the effects of the attack before anything else, Plus if you read the power it even says "before you attack""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from reubot:
         can u plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz set up a wizards in Australia?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll pass along you suggestion."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from chrisbo:
         If a Pokemon with Focus Band and 20 HP remaining is hit by 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)?
darkmt_mike says, "It is still going to get Ko'ed, because poison damage is notattack damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from slowbro:
         Is the Swift attack affected by playing Whitney's Challenge (a special rule that reduces all damage done by your attacks by half, rounded down?)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it is."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from pikapichu:
         If I use recall on Giovonni's Machamp for Giovonni's Machoke's attack "Risky Attack" and get tails, what will happen?
darkmt_mike says, "It will do the 100 damage to himself, Still."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from soslowpoke:
         If i have Electabuzz(neo) with one plus power and use swift, will that KO mr.mimr?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from cyborg_raptor:
         If you have a Metal energy attached to a non-steel Pokemon, and that Pokemon does swift, does the negative effect still happen?
darkmt_mike says, "Swift only ignores effects on the defending pokemon, not your own. So it will still reduce the damage you do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from trovtwo:
         Can you evolve pokemon with diffrent names ie.Birthday pikachu,Team rocket meouth Cool poregon etc.?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not unless we ever come out with a specific evolutioncard for it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from slowbro:
         Will Magnemite be a Steel Pokémon?
darkmt_mike says, "I don't know, Maybe, maybe not,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from hi_jynx:
         If my Gastly is poisoned, chared, etc. and Gastly uses Destiny Bond, and is not KOd by the defender's attack, but rather the effects, will the defenderstill be KOd too?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from lugia101:
         If a Murkrow with 2 Darkness energy attached to it used Feint Attack toa benched Pokemon would it do 40 to the benched Pokemon or just 20?
darkmt_mike says, "No, darkness only works if you are attacking the active pokemon, so if you hit the active it would do 40, if you hit the bench it does 20."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #81 from slowbro:
         Does PlusPower increase the damage to yourself? (In the Game Boy TCG itdoes, but I don't think so because it says "If the Pokémon damages the Defending Pokémon...")
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it doesn't."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from elf_girl:
         Why were "evil" things (pokemon, energy) changed to "dark"?
darkmt_mike says, "so that they would work with darkness energy, they are not evil pokemon, just mis understood."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from slowbro:
         Will there be a Neo Gym Leaders set?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know of any plans to do one."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from pikapichu:
         If Ihave an active confused Chansey, I try to use Double-Edge, what happens? Do I do 100 to myself(it does 80 to self+20) or just 20?
darkmt_mike says, "It will just do 20, you pretty much ignore the attack, (except cost to do that attack) when you are confused, if you fail the flip it takes 20."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from trovtwo:
         Are people who say their gym leaders but not, ie "dark gym leaders"are they able to stamp our books and hand out stuff?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeah, they're still allowed"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from pikapichu:
         Can I use breeder first turn?AKIMBO
master_trainer_pat says, "No, only when you could usually evolve"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from profpoke:
         if you activated LtSuges Electrodes Power with say, a Digger, could youuse a benched Alakazam during the fliping to move some counters?, All it says is on your turn before you attack...
darkmt_mike says, "You would have to finish out the first power before you could start using another power."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from elf_girl:
         RE: #27 none of the ones at the store did, is there a way I can get it?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have no way of seeing question 27...sorry."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from unown_master:
         If I have a BS electabuzz with metal energy attached, and I flip Tails,am I right in thinking that damage done to the defending Pokémon would be 20, and the damage done to electabuzz would be 0?
darkmt_mike says, "That is correct.\"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from trovtwo:
         Is their any way you can obtaiin the promo if you didn't recieve it in topdeck?
master_trainer_pat says, "Trade for it? Which one did you miss?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from lugia_1986:
         if a basic ditto use transform does it copy everything
darkmt_mike says, "You need to be more specific with your questions."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from profpoke:
         Can you use poemon powers that can be used "anytime" while the effect of another power is in progress?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #97 from slowbro:
         Do you think people that use Rain Dance decks with no Wartortles have ever seen or heard of Dark Vileplume? (My browser disconnected, and I'm not sure if it registered asking it or not...)
master_trainer_pat says, "I really don't know..."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from elf_girl:
         I have a suggestion, I think there should be double regular energy, like Double water energy, or double Grass energy
darkmt_mike says, "This would be way to powerful and only master trainers should use it!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from profpoke:
         Can you play trainers while a pokemon power is in progress?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from trovtwo:
         What do you mean by finalized plans for sts,also can you have a sts in different or every state?
darkmt_mike says, "They have not decided all the plans for it, thus it is not finalized."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from pikapichu:
         When is the deadline for gettin the B-Day Pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, is there a deadline printed on it? I wouldn't wait too long..."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from trovtwo:
         Will theer be theme decks for neo 2?
darkmt_mike says, "I don't know, Has we keep saying we don't know the details of neo 2 yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #105 from chrisbo:
         Can you think of any examples where a Baby pokemon would be treated as anything other than a Basic pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "When you evolve them into a Basic."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from slowbro:
         The rulebook says "if Pichu evolves into Pichu, that Pichu is an Evolved Pokémon..." Does that mean that a) it would not be stopped by Aerodactyl, and/or b) you could grab a Pikachu, Clefairy, Magmar etc. with Dark Dragonair's Evolutionary Light?
darkmt_mike says, "no, they are still considerd basic when they are in the deck, and you would not be able to evolve them when aerodactyl is in play,"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from scrye_fung:
         Say Apprentice Steve ... you must be learning pretty quick .. You're handling the promo and upcoming sets q's like a pro :)
darkmt_mike says, "Well, you know I have some good teachers... And if you keepasking me the same question then you get the same answer."
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "It's pretty easy being cheesy."
darkmt_mike says, "And that is Dark Apprentice."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from profpoke:
         So babies count as Basics while in your Deck? Or do they count as Basics everywhere?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, no."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         A recent ruling stated that you can choose the energy type attached to Ditto. What happens if you do not declare what type of Energy you want it to be?
darkmt_mike says, "if you don't declare, then they are whatever type of energy it really is."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from lugia_1986:
         how much does BDay Pikachu worth
darkmt_mike says, "we don't answer value questions, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from pokemoncardkid500:
         how many cards will be in Neo 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Too early to say."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #115 from trovtwo:
         Will all the other magazines ie.the star wars ones still be published?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #116 from pokemoncardkid500:
         any news on new promos other than Dark Arbok
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing we can announce now."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from slowbro:
         Why does Mantine weigh the exact same amount as Lapras, and why are their levels the same?
darkmt_mike says, "Because they are really close friends, (maybe even the samepokemon in disguise.)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from pokemoncardkid500:
         any news on vending
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks for the reminder, Steve you need a Coke?"
darkmt_mike says, "only if it is a dark coke"
master_trainer_pat says, "done."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from pokemoncardkid500:
         any news on neo 3
darkmt_mike says, "Well, we don't have news on number 2 because it is to early,number 3 hasn't been even thought of at all right now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #120 from reubot:
         whos steve?
master_trainer_pat says, "Steve is Dark Apprentice Steve, he's using DMTM's login today."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from trovtwo:
         Will you guys go to a new card game if pokemon ever gos out?
darkmt_mike says, "Ever hear of Magic?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from elf_girl:
         is it LEGAL for stores to be selling Base backs for $12 or MORE?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it is."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from pokemoncardkid500:
         is there any error cards in neo?
darkmt_mike says, "very few, Promo Merril says any extra energy attached, not just water, and the snubble has damage written on his roar."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #124 from slowbro:
         Why does it seem that the more common Neo cards are, the better they are? For example, some of the best cards (like Gligar) are commons, two of the best holographics are the ones from the theme decks, and Pichu, a horrible card, isworth more than Bla
master_trainer_pat says, "How do you explain Sneasel, Murkrow, the new energiesCleffa etc.?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from trovtwo:
         Since Sab.Kadabra only moves around counters.Dose that mean it is not doing actual damage,and therefore ignore Whitneys callenge and other damage blocking attacks?
darkmt_mike says, "Correct, and correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from pokemoncardkid500:
         how much is Charizard worth?
master_trainer_pat says, "We really can't comment on stuff like that here, sorry."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from elf_girl:
         if you had 4 elekids on your bench, could ypu use playful punch 4 timesthen attack with your active pokemon?
darkmt_mike says, "No, it says that your turn ends, (just has if you attacked really) after you use one you may not use another."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #128 from reubot:
         was their a recycle energy in noe1
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it's a rare."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from slowbro:
         Are people still trying to restrict IOR+RSA+TRT+LSE (+I guess you couldthrow in Noctowl now)? I think it's stupid, but...
darkmt_mike says, "People are always trying to get some card banned or restricted, that will probably never change,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from pikapichu:
         If I mailed you, would you reply AND sign it :D
master_trainer_pat says, "My secretary does that...just kidding."
master_trainer_pat says, "I would."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #132 from trovtwo:
         What do you mean the gameplay part.
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike and I have been asked to help judge the gameplay part of the Create-A-Cards."
master_trainer_pat says, "So we'll be looking for new and innovative ideas for attacks or Pokemon Powers."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from hi_jynx:
         Sorry to repeat myself but I got majorly booted: Can I Buzzap my Electrode in a Falkner's Challenge game?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes, you may, the challenge just says you can't have any at the start of the game, turning your pokemon into it doesn't break those rules."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #134 from trovtwo:
         The create a card activity didnt have any room for the baby power,will you accept those without the baby power?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from cyborg_raptor:
         Was MTM supposed to be here?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not today. He'll be back next week."
darkmt_mike says, "I kidnapped him and held him hostage so I could be here."
darkmt_mike smiles.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from soslowpoke:
         So will there be a chance that I wont recieve a Pka from the League Create a Card Activity?
darkmt_mike says, "If you don't try, then it is possible. But if you try you should get one."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from profpoke:
         Once LS Electrode it KO'd do you get one final filp? Or if it is tails,would the power be triggered again?
darkmt_mike says, "Has soon has the LS Electrode takes the final damage to KO him, he no longer flips."
darkmt_mike says, "you get the one final one at the end, (like the card says.)("

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from trovtwo:
         Do you have any names for neo 2 yet?
darkmt_mike says, "No, not yet, I have not seen the cards."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from trovtwo:
         Do you know if some artwork will be changed in neo 2?
darkmt_mike says, "It is always possible, I think there was some talk on it maybe, But I don't have specifics."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from profpoke:
         Do yall think about what the Questions main intent are or do you just rattle off the first thing that comes to you head? (DMTM)
darkmt_mike says, "DMTM is not here right now, I am his Apprentice, So I only say what I am told to say, (wait I wasn't told to say that!)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #136 from profpoke:
         Does Croconaw's Jaw Clamp nullify scoop-up?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it does."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from slowbro:
         What do you think of the Kingdra line (using both Seadras) in a Rain Dance deck?
darkmt_mike says, "Personally, I like the idea, however some people prefer to stay with either basic, or stage 1 pokemon,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from pikachu89:
         MTPat, so there is a contest involved in the "Create Your Own Pokémon Card" activity? What are you looking for as a judge and are there any prizes (what are they?) other than receiving a Birthday Pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, the Pokemon League Create-A-Card contest for theB-day Pikachu. We'll be selecting some of our favorite ones gameplay wise."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         When you answered question #69 "can you use a discretionary Pokémon Power, like Alakazam's Damage Swap, between flips for Shock Blast?" you said no because it is an Attack. It is a Pokémon Power though, so same question.
darkmt_mike says, "No, I didn't say it was an attack, you can not use another pokemon power Inbetween the uses of another pokemon power."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #146 from trovtwo:
         What will the neo talk be about tomorrow,neo genesis or neo gossip?Or both?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from lugia_1986:
         any promo news
darkmt_mike says, "asked answerd. No answer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #149 from profpoke:
         When are yall gona make Birthday Raichu, Team Rocket Persain, and Cool Poryogn 2 :D
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't know."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from ckbrown123:
         Can Lt. Surge's Electrode attack itself in an endless loop?
darkmt_mike says, "Up until it knocks itself out, then it gets one final flip, (sooner or later you would flip heads anyway,)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #151 from lugia_1986:
         u guys said the Hotfoot deck is better than ColdFusion, r u trying to trick us or something, the HootFoot deck can only deal up to 20 damage
master_trainer_pat says, "That was just my personal preference...not for how the deck plays, but for what is in it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from trovtwo:
         Will the 3rd movie promos be neo or from the old poke ages?
darkmt_mike says, "They are going to be new, Or at least has far has I know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #153 from slowbro:
         Why are applying cards such as Stadium cards that affect the whole playarea listed as a "new rule"? Hasn't that been around since Vermilion City Gym came out?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right, but there was not a new rulebook released withthe Gym sets. So this is the first time that that rule has been in a rule book."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from profpoke:
         Why does Snubbull's Roar attack say, "Do the damage before switching the pokemon?"
darkmt_mike says, "It was just because that is a template that we use, he just doesn't do any damage. So it was the wrong template."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #155 from trovtwo:
         Was the us dark Riachu supposed to come out in team rocket? or did you :sneak it in"
master_trainer_pat says, "We designed D. Raichu for the Team Rocket set."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from profpoke:
         If a non-steel pokemon is confused and has a Metal energy on it, would it take no damage if it fliped tails? (20-10-10=0)
darkmt_mike says, "Correct, it would go to 0."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from reubot:
         hi
darkmt_mike says, "Hi."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #160 from profpoke:
         Are there any coins that are banned from being used? Like the "paper" coins in the preconstucted decks...
master_trainer_pat says, "Just the Lugia coin in the Pokemon 2k video."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from pokesensei:
         hey dark apprentice Steve,tell us a little about yourself! :)
darkmt_mike says, "Well, I play pokemon, (is that a little enough?) oh! And Iam trying to be a Dark Master!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #164 from lugia_1986:
         if I got a Bday Pikachu from the contest online can I still get one from the activity sheet
master_trainer_pat says, "You sure can."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #166 from trovtwo:
         Coiuld you guys do artwork for pokemon if you asked?
master_trainer_pat says, "We've just done one...the Promo Mewtwo by ChristopherRush."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from slowbro:
         With Computer Error or Erika, the rule is that you have to declare at the beginning how many cards you are drawing. If you draw without declaring, doesthat mean that you only draw one card, or that you are going to draw the full 3cards/5 cards?
darkmt_mike says, "You don't have to declare these, you may stop drawing at anytime,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #169 from an_angry_bothan:
         thanks for the b-day pika promo!
master_trainer_pat says, "You're welcome, don't tell anyone though otherwise they'll all ask where their is."
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoops!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from buzzbuzz:
         Would moving a damage counter via "Damage Swap" onto Surge's Electrode trigger "Shock Blast"?
darkmt_mike says, "No, this is not doing damage, it is moving counters on."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #171 from pikapichu:
         Is it true the February issue of Nintendo Power will have a Murkrow Promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Why people consistently think that we can answer questions regarding Nintendo Power is beyond me...we don't know."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from trovtwo:
         Do you guys already have all the promos in print and possibly even someneo 2 cards!?
darkmt_mike says, "No,"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from trovtwo:
         Couid there be a Mtpat,mat and steve challange after the gm leader ones?
darkmt_mike says, "No, because there is no MT Steve, I will be a Dark Master bythen, And What about the other MT Mike or have you forgotten him already?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from elf_girl:
         Energies were not ment to be rare
master_trainer_pat says, "But these ones are!(Our's go to 11!)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from slowbro:
         If I have 3 Machamps on my Bench, and a Pichu attacks, does Pichu get knocked out right away?
darkmt_mike says, "Yep Pichu gets beat up if he tries to go aginst 3 machamps."
master_trainer_pat says, "Squish Pichu like a bug!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from slowbro:
         Regarding 124: Not ALL of the good cards are common, and not all of thecommon cards are good. It's just that there's a general correlation.
master_trainer_pat says, "....ok...."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from trovtwo:
         What made wizards what to join the poke wagon many a year ago?
darkmt_mike says, "Because we are one of the biggest producers of world card games,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #179 from dark_pichu:
         about happy birthday Pikachu, can it evolve into basic Raichu?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope. Now if there was a B-day Raichu, We'd be in business"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from trovtwo:
         Is there a limit to how many cards you can trade in a league or is it up to the leasgue?
darkmt_mike says, "You get 10 points per week, (so you can only trade once a week)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from slowbro:
         What is the point in using a Sunflora? I think it's a waste of a perfectly good Sunkern.
master_trainer_pat says, "HP. That's about it...maybe another evolution."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from trovtwo:
         When will the big site updates commence?
master_trainer_pat says, "When they commence...how's that for helpful?"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #183 from trovtwo:
         Dose that mean you might be using the powers attacks or artwork?Will the creator be credited thougfh?
master_trainer_pat says, "No that doesn't mean that."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from trovtwo:
         When will the next poke contest be?
darkmt_mike says, "After 5, I will be auctioning off Dark Master Trainer Mikes stuff!!!! |)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Cool, I got dibs on his desk."
darkmt_mike Grins Evily

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #185 from lugia_1986:
         did u guys get more than 30 000 entry forms
master_trainer_pat says, "Almost."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from trovtwo:
         Any ideas for neo 2 title name ie.neo:the best set ever introdused?
darkmt_mike says, "neo 2. (until further notice.)"
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll have to discover out for yourself."
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoops, "

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #187 from elf_girl:
         is it true the create a card submittions could become real pokemon cards even if they are not real pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not likely this time, but we're still working on doing something like that."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from dark_pichu:
         also, can Pichu evolve into Happy Birthday Pikachu?
darkmt_mike says, "No, not unless there is a happy birthday Pichu."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from trovtwo:
         This is getting out of hand,now there are two darkmt!?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #190 from trovtwo:
         Who is the proffesor on the cover of the last issue of topdeck?
darkmt_mike says, "There are not 2 DMT, I am just an apprentice! Geeze, give me some time to become a Dark Master trainer... You can't do it over night you know."
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know who that Professor is."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #191 from slowbro:
         Suppose I have Sabrina's Gastly (Gas Body) with 2 Psy Energy and 50 damage. It was hit by Jaw Clamp. If I evolve into Night Spirits Haunter, it is KO'd. That would change my Pokémon and thus be prevented by Jaw Clamp, but evolutionremoves this effect
master_trainer_pat says, "Jaw Clamp doesn't prevent you from evolving. You're KO'd. Jaw Clamp doesn't prevent you from being KO'd. So you just got around Jaw Clamp, but your opponent gets to draw a prize."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from an_angry_bothan:
         when do you need the crate your own card activity? like by what date?
darkmt_mike says, "Right now, if it's not done and in, well, You still have time."
darkmt_mike says, "A little more, maybe I can sneak it in.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #193 from reubot:
         was there another crash
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #194 from trovtwo:
         When will you post the Create a card activity drawings?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we will be posting some several weeks from now."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #195 from profpoke:
         Would Dark energy trigger LS Electrodes power after each turn? or poison or chars too?
darkmt_mike says, "No, all of these put damage counters on the pokemon, so noneof these will work. (it is not doing damage)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #196 from chrisbo:
         Can you give us any details about tomorrow night's "Featured Chat" about Neo: Genesis? Time & location? Etc...
master_trainer_pat says, "No, not really."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #197 from elf_girl:
         will there ever be a serbii card?
darkmt_mike says, "Is that anything like a Surfing Furby?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #198 from trovtwo:
         Aree there any new stadium cards coming in neo2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, can't tell you yet."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from elf_girl:
         will there ever be a program to play pokemon TCG online (ther then apprentice)
darkmt_mike says, "Probably sometime, but no details has of right now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #200 from trovtwo:
         When you do have the sts,how big are the chances there will be lucky stadium cards with the region on it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Very, very tiny."
master_trainer_pat says, "minisule actually"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from elf_girl:
         will there ever be an "Ash's pikachu" card?
darkmt_mike says, "Sure, all you have to do is put "Ash" on your B-day Pikachu."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from trovtwo:
         Can you make your own card for neo like you did with Dark Riachu?
darkmt_mike says, "We could, but we probably wont."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #205 from trovtwo:
         Could you put your faces on upcoming promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #207 from reubot:
         re:160 what if u used a coin with a unequal side that always came up heads? (and ur opennent did'nt use any cards with flips, but u used a ton)
master_trainer_pat says, "Ask for a different randomization method."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from trovtwo:
         Will there be any upcoming promos that will say ill.Mt.Mike or Pat?
darkmt_mike says, "No, they will have that scratched out and my name there!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #208 from trovtwo:
         So what was the point of the lugia coin if you can't play with it?
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "You drill a hole in it and wear it on your neck."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #210 from reubot:
         could u make a special 'banned' promo made by u guys(MTM and MTP)? (Even u 2 doing the card art)?
master_trainer_pat says, "We really can't at the moment."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #211 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         If both my kids entered the B'day Pikachu contest, can they both win one, or is it one per houshold? So far only one has arrived.
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know how they would handle that in fulfillment...we think they would both get one though."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #212 from trovtwo:
         Dose your wizrads chat name have to be more tham four letters?
darkmt_mike says, "It could be, but would you really trust just anyone named Mike?"
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #213 from dragoonmaster:
         me and my GYM leader are wanting to know how we can get ower trunments to be DCI rating? how do we go about doing that????
master_trainer_pat says, "First, check out our website under events/dci/sanctioning."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #214 from pokesensei:
         Okay Steve,Funny.Give us a brief description of your background in gaming,working for Wizards,etc....if ya wanna be accepted,you have to earn it! :)
darkmt_mike says, "Well, I have played games since I can remember, Including cards. I have worked for Wizards for about 2 years now, and I was at the STS in New Jersey, (I met you there) aside from that, I like any sort of challenge."
master_trainer_pat says, "I can vouch for him...he attacks every new game that comes out with a fervor."
master_trainer_pat says, "DMTM would vouch for him too, but he was gonna auction off his stuff!"
darkmt_mike says, "Lets see, I also have about 20 pokemon decks, and 15 magic decks,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #215 from chrisbo:
         Re: Q168 We have heard previous rulings in this chat that when using ComputerError (or Erika) that you must first state how many cards you will be drawing. Can you please confirm/deny this? Thanks.
master_trainer_pat says, "Let's say that you have to state how many you're going to draw. There. That's it. No more rulings on it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from trovtwo:
         No long live MtMike!BY the way will he be hosting the neo hour tommorow?
darkmt_mike says, "We think he will."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #217 from reubot:
         re:175 if they wernt rare the game would be unbalenced
master_trainer_pat says, "News Flash Reubot! The game isn't balanced!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from trovtwo:
         What do you think if the pokemon tcg had male and female cards in future neo expansions?
darkmt_mike says, "Well, they already have them now, so I don't see why they wouldn't do more in the future,"
darkmt_mike says, "by the way, if anyone is wondering my favorite pokemon is Meowth!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #218 from poke_fanatic:
         what r promos 25, 26, and 28?
master_trainer_pat says, "You asked for it:"
master_trainer_pat says, "x.. 24. Bday Pikachu Pokémon 2000 Show Sydney"
master_trainer_pat says, "y.. 25. Flying Pikachu(w/balloons) Pikachu World Collection"
master_trainer_pat says, "z.. 26. Pikachu Pikachu World Collection"
master_trainer_pat says, "ab.. 28. Surfing Pikachu Pikachu World Collection"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from dark_pichu: is there any talk around there about a possibility of making B-day Raichu?
darkmt_mike says, "No, no talks."
darkmt_mike says, "Thats all Folks!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, gang, that's all we have time for today. We have some Magic to play....opps, did I say that out loud?"
darkmt_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "See you all next week, same Poke-time....yada, yada, yada."