Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, February 22, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hey cats an kitties, time for another episode of Pokemon Chat w/ Mike, Mike and Pat!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey that rhymes...pretty cool huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ola mes amigos!"
master_trainer_pat says, "First, a quick announcement..."
master_trainer_pat says, "There's been some confusion(mostly on our own part) about whether or not Recycle Energy that gets 'Energy Burned' by Charizard into Fire energy and gets discarded, it _will_ be returned to your hand after it goes to your discard pile."
master_trainer_pat says, "That was our fault, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from pojoness:
         You play Lt. Surge's secret plan and put a Gengar on your bench. You have active a Sabrina's Alakazam. Could you use Psylink to use Gengar's attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Anything, that might require you to know what attacksthat Pokemon has would require you to reveal the card that's hidden by Lt. Surge's Secret Plan"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from unown_master:
         Any Promo news?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not at the moment..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from gunterl:
         what is the season 3 promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey, it's a bit early for that isn't it??\"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #5 from gunterl:
         what are promos 32 and up?
master_trainer_pat says, "Do you already know what # 32 is?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from royalcharizard:
         What do you think is the best use for Lt. Surge's Secret Plan during play?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's good to keep your Coke can from leaving rings onthe table...."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Here is some STS info for you, first the qualifiers are starting in Mid April as they got bumped back a bit by the release of the 3rd movie April 6th."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also the qualifiers will be held in the following markets (though exact locations and dates will be announced later):"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from trovtwo:
         IS it almost time?
master_trainer_pat says, "almost..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Seattle"
master_trainer_mike says, "San Francisco"
master_trainer_mike says, "Los Angeles"
master_trainer_mike says, "Denver"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dallas"
master_trainer_mike says, "Minneapolis"
master_trainer_mike says, "and many more markets that I should have available for you in a few minutes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from chaos_planeswalker:
         Where are the STS qualifiers?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hopefully MT Mike's will hold you off for a bit...we're working on rounding up some more info for you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from unown_master:
         Any new neo2 news?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from chaos_planeswalker:
         Whats the next league promo?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from chaos_planeswalker:
         when will base 3 be out

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from chaos_planeswalker:
         what are the STS prizes
master_trainer_mike says, "Perfect examples of what we CAN'T tell you yet........"
master_trainer_pat says, "This stuff we just can't comment on at the moment, we'll see what we can find out and let you know"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from pokesensei:
         Heya guys!Have some more questions so we can add them to the Compendium.BTW MT Mike,keep an eye out next week for my Create-A-Card.You(and the other MT`s) are going to love it! ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from pojoness:
         You have a promo Eevee with 20 damage. Your opponent evolves their Zubat to Dark Golbat. Is Eevee knocked out, or does it get a chance to evolve first?D
master_trainer_pat says, "I think we'll have to run this one by R&D next week, but until we find out for sure, Mike and I both believe that the Eevee would have a chance to evolve before the damage from Golbat gets placed on it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from pokesensei:
         Can I use the Trainer card Mary if there are no cards left in my deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you could."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from jay_lv99:
         if a metal pokemon with metal energy attached is poisoned, does it takepoison damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, poison, Darkness and Char all 'place damage counters' on the Pokemon rather than actually doing damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from pokesensei:
         For Dark Dragonair`s Pokemon Power,can you pull out a Basic Pokemon that evolves from a Baby Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, because it won't count as an evolution card in your hand..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from crystal_warrior:
         what is ancient mew worth?
master_trainer_pat says, "We really can't answer questions like this. It's worth whatever you can get for it. Check in card game price guides like Inquest Gamer for pricing info."
master_trainer_mike says, "Here are more STS qualifier market locations (again exact dates and locations to be announced later):"
master_trainer_mike says, "Orlando"
master_trainer_mike says, "Atlanta"
master_trainer_mike says, "Toronto"
master_trainer_mike says, "Chicago"
master_trainer_mike says, "Nashville"
master_trainer_mike says, "Detroit"
master_trainer_mike says, "New Orleans"
master_trainer_mike says, "St. Louis"
master_trainer_mike says, "Little Rock, AR"
master_trainer_mike says, "Madison"
master_trainer_mike says, "Montreal"
master_trainer_mike says, "Omaha/Lincoln"
master_trainer_mike says, "Wichita / OK City / Tulsa"
master_trainer_mike says, "Albuquerque"
master_trainer_mike says, "Vegas"
master_trainer_mike says, "Phoenix"
master_trainer_mike says, "Boise"
master_trainer_mike says, "Salt Lake City"
master_trainer_mike says, "Edmonton, ALB"
master_trainer_mike says, "Miami"
master_trainer_mike says, "That it gang! We will have more info for you as it comes up!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Also here is a tidbit, there isn't any badge requirements for this STS, so even if you can't make it to a qualifier you can still goto the STS and play!"
master_trainer_mike says, "back to our regularly schedule program which is already in progress....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from pokesensei:
         Can a Baby Pokemon evolve into a Gym Leaders Pokemon(Ex:Cleffa into Erika`s Clefairy)?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you can't."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from lugia_1986:
         do u guys want the Canada edition 2001 McDonald's Hockey cards
master_trainer_mike says, "Hockey is too violent......"
master_trainer_pat says, "No thanks, I'm trying to quit"
master_trainer_mike says, "thanks though :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from jay_lv99:
         what does neo 2 weedle do? what about neo 2 Beedrill?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is OUR SECRET!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #29 from trovtwo:
         If there was no way to find out in the Toy Fair, then would we still not know about Neo2 information?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's right"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from trovtwo:
         Will Hitmontop and Espeon still be in theeme decks or can they still bechanged?
master_trainer_pat says, "Alot of the info that was available is subject to change."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from magmar2000:
         Question from lugia101: When you have 2 Slowking on your bench and Chaos Gym inplay, and when you play a Trainer card and you flip tails, can you flip 2 coins after your opponent chooses to use the Trainer, or does it by pass the 2Slowking?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you wouldn't be able to use the effects of your Sloking's because Chaos Gym says 'your opponent may _use_ your trainer', not _play_ it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from pikabruce:
         Will there be a special hotel room rate for the ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "There should be, no details as of yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from lugia_1986:
         I pull some foil cards out of packs and I can see some Factory Scartches, can u give me the address of WOTC so I can mail it in please
master_trainer_pat says, "Unfortunately, we cannot replace cards with minor scratches like that. Most of the replacement cards we have have those same scratches on them."
master_trainer_pat says, "We can only really replace them if there is obvious factory damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from jay_lv99:
         what neo set (beyond 1) features the Chicorita lines, and/or Cyndaquil line, and/or totodile lines?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not goona tell you!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NANNY NANNY BOO BOO!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from chrisbo:
         Re: Announcements, So would it be safe to say that any of the special energies (Recycle, Metal/Darkness, etc.) retain their special properties after they've been "Energy Burned"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, what are you doing here???? You fibbed to us!!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that would be safe to say..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from scrye_fung:
         DMTM told me you had some more ECSTS news to spill. Spill it out! (And what's this I hear about separate, one-time Pokemon: TCG tournament events?)
master_trainer_mike says, "So far we have told you all we can."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from chaos_planeswalker:
         will Neo Discovery get a PRERELEASE card????
master_trainer_pat says, "No, no pre-release card for Neo 2: Electric Boogaloo"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from trovtwo:
         When will the Create-a-card gallery be up?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are still judging the THOUSANDS of entries received so far."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from magmar2000:
         Can you guys confirm what Nintendo Power is saying: Entei is a 3rd Movie Promo.
master_trainer_pat says, "They're really saying that...D'oh! Maybe."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from pojoness:
         You didn't even answer my question about Sabrina's Alakazam and Gengar put on the bench by Secret Plan. Wouldn't you declare the attack, THEN flip thecard over? Since you don't need to activate Psylink, and Alakazam would have the attack already on it? Gengar would be discarded but wouldn't Alakazam get to use the attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why are you even asking questions about arguably theworst card in the game???"
master_trainer_pat says, "The Sabrina's Alakazam does not get Gengar's attacks"
master_trainer_mike says, "You would have to flip Gengar over to show what attacks your Sab'a Alakazam is using and then you would have to discard it, so you would NOT be able to use Gangar's attacks this way."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from jay_lv99:
         whats your opinion on wild growth meganium?
master_trainer_mike says, "Could be interesting but since it is a Stage 2 and you would MOST want to use it on other grass evolutions it is hard to use effectively."
master_trainer_pat says, "So-So, no one around here has really made a fantasticdeck with it yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from lugia_1986:
         how come the places and time for the mall tour isn't up the site yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because it is still being worked on, when we know, you will know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from puritys_echidna:
         Any news on the STS format?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're going to wait awhile before we announce it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from chaos_planeswalker:
         will Neo Revelation have a PRERELEASE card???

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from chaos_planeswalker:
         Will the Tournement set have a PRERELEASE card???
master_trainer_mike says, "Read my typing. No new Pre-release cards. Again....Ever......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from trovtwo:
         Why are they bumped back for the third movie?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well look at it this way. Would you go to the movie opening weekend to get the cool promo card or would you go to your only chance to qualify for the East STS?"
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't want you to have to make that kind of choicebetween the two."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from jay_lv99:
         how do we qualify for sts?
master_trainer_mike says, "Either win a qt or just show up, there are no requirements to play at the STS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from aaron_the_great:
         I thought the 3rd movie was April 11?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from royalcharizard:
         Is it possible to get a serious answer from you guys?
master_trainer_mike says, "It's been bumped up."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from chaos_planeswalker:
         what sets will be after the NEO's?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from trovtwo:
         Will the Southern Islands set just be a promo box or will it be a deck to?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from lugia_401:
         what about canada?
master_trainer_mike says, "What about it? There are 3 qt's in Canada."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from trovtwo:
         Will the Tournament set feature all the origonal pokemon ex.Bulbasaur weedleetc.?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from profpoke:
         Does your opponent still have to set out 6 prizes for the bugsy chall?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I believe you would just have to set out as many prizes as you're playing to, isn't it 4?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from trovtwo:
         Will the tournament set have a brand new Mew?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from lugia_1986:
         so the qualifiers will be availiable to Canada?
master_trainer_pat says, "There will be some, yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from chaos_planeswalker:
         in your opinion whats the best trainer
master_trainer_mike says, "Why I am!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oak, is just too good in any format where it is allowed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from magmar2000:
         These locations are for the EAST STS, right? BTW - Thanks for Seattle! Make it Sea-Tac again, or South Hill or Southcenter! :)
master_trainer_mike says, "They are for the East Coast STS!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We were leaning towards Spanaway."
master_trainer_mike says, "KIDDING!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from pokesensei:
         It`s my turn,and I and I attack the defending Pokemon which is upside down from being played by a Lt.Surge`s Secret Plan.Can I choose which attack I want to use after he flips the card over?If it was a Baby Pokemon(the upside down card) then you would need to know before you pick the attack.Correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "STUPID CARD!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "If you are going to attack it, you would have to knowwhat it is, but you would have already had to declare which attack you're goingto use."
master_trainer_pat says, "So you have to say what attack you're planning to use. Then flip the card over."
master_trainer_pat says, "If it's a baby, then flip to see if you can attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from profpoke:
         Are there any Bonus Battles Medals after the Blackthorn City Gym Badge?
master_trainer_pat says, "None planned at this time. If we decide to do some, we'll send out another point grid sticker"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from jay_lv99:
         how many unowns are in neo 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why that would fall under tha auspices of "WE"RE NOTGOING TO TELL YOU!!!""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from lugia_401:
         where is the S-T-S quilfiers being held in torontro and when?
master_trainer_mike says, "You do remember me saying we don;t know yet right??"
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t know yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from chaos_planeswalker:
         in your opinion whats the best basic pokemon
master_trainer_mike says, "Weedle of course"
master_trainer_mike says, "noble of brow!"
master_trainer_mike says, "short in stature!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Tall in knowledge!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm partial to Scyther, obviously!, but there are so many good basics now."
master_trainer_mike says, "swift of `crawl!"
master_trainer_mike says, "and ummm...... cool!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Like Sneasel"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from chaos_planeswalker:
         in your opinion whats the best energy card
master_trainer_mike says, "I like Metal myself."
master_trainer_pat says, "Double Colorless Energy breaks one of the basic rulesof the game. Two energies attached in one turn"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from trovtwo:
         Will the Tournament set feature Gym Cards,Team Rocket?
master_trainer_mike says, "Again, please stop asking specific questions about unreleased products, you should know we can't say anything specific."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from profpoke:
         Does Whiteny's Challenge half the amount of damage counters Sabrina's Kadabra places with Life Down?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because that places damage counters on the defending Pokemon"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from chaos_planeswalker:
         in your opinion whats the best evoloution card
master_trainer_pat says, "Wigglytuff is the best one out right now.(hint,hint)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from poke_person:
         I heard about the set with all orignal pokemon, inculding **MEW!!!!** Any news about it?
master_trainer_pat says, "This is kinda funny, because alot of the information that was given at Toy Fair is completely incorrect."
master_trainer_pat says, "About the only thing that is correct is that we're planning to come out with more Pokemon card sets this year...everything else is subject to change."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from profpoke:
         Can your opponent play trainers or effects that make your active pokemon switch when you do the Morty Chall?
master_trainer_pat says, "It states right in the description of Morty's Challenge that _you_ cannot play effects that change your active, that doesn't mean that your opponent cannot."
master_trainer_mike says, "All qualifiers for the STS will have 2 age categories 14 and younger, and 10 and younger. These categories will feed the Super Trainer Showdown and trip packages will be awarded to players in those categories. There will, where possible, be open events that will be great for family participation. These will not feed the Super Trainer Showdown. Additionally there will be open age events at the STS that will feature prizes however there will not be championships for these events."
master_trainer_mike says, "More STS info for you there :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from urza187:
         are the prop 15/3c rulings going to be enforced at the sts qualifiers?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from wizo_arkana:
         I was asked a question by a patron from the Czech Republic. He was wondering if you had any Pokemon leagues there and if so, where. If not, how couldhe get one started, if that is possible. Thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "There aren't any league sthere that we know of. Butyou should contact our Belgium office for details."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from poke_person:
         Wuold Ditto(sorry!) evolve into a Mysterious Fossil?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from trovtwo:
         Have the Movie Promo cards been finalized do you kno what they are?
master_trainer_mike says, "Entei was mentioned."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from unown_master:
         Have you announced you 'buzzword' for the week yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have a new phrase of the week that absolutely no one but us will probably understand."
master_trainer_pat says, "The phrase is: All your base are belonging to us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from lugia_401:
         is there any format for the S-T-S?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not that we've mentioned yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from trovtwo:
         Will there be two energy cards in each NEo2 pack
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from chaos_planeswalker:
         i heard that TOPDECK wont be printed anymore is this true???
master_trainer_mike says, "True"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from profpoke:
         If you played the Double Gust would the part about you switching a pokemon fizzle or could you not play that card at all for the Morty's Chall?
master_trainer_mike says, "You could not play that at all."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from trovtwo:
         SO will you be at each STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "All your base are belonging to us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from lugia_1986:
         Toronto/Montreal is really far away from me, so will there be invitation instead, I really don't want to miss out this years STS
master_trainer_mike says, "No other inviations, either make it to a qt or just come to the STS anyway."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from lugia_401:
         is the dates going to be told today?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from an_angry_bothan:
         mike, why can't there be any middle sized citys??? :-(
master_trainer_mike says, "We have more than doubled the number of qualifier areas this year. We may consider other locations in the future."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #97 from profpoke:
         Can Ditto copying an Evolved pokemon attack when you use the Pryce Chall?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, he cannot"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from zapdos24:
         Are those locations for the Qualfiers Guranteed in those locations or just under concideration?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wea re not intending to change any markets."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from firetrainer:
         If someone use Eleckids Pokemon Power and against another baby Pokemon do they have to flip for the baby rule?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from trovtwo:
         Will there be 11 cards in each Neo2 pack?
master_trainer_mike says, "that's the plan"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from jay_lv99:
         is neo2 beedrill/kakuna/weedle any good? also are they in theme decks or boosters?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from trovtwo:
         IF you change a pokemon's energy type by evolving and then evoulve it back on the same turn what energy type will it be?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is the energy type of its current evolution."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from trovtwo:
         Do you know the EXACT date for NEo2's release?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from profpoke:
         Can your opponent search for a baby pokemon when you do the Chuck's Challenge? Does he do that before or after he draws 7 cards, and if he dont have a basic pokemon in his hand, does he get to get one out of the deck w/o reshuffle or does he need one to place down first?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, after he draws his seven cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from kirbycopies:
         Here's the Scenario: Say I had a Koga's Pidgey with a Kga's Ninja TrickTrainer attached. I do Sand Atack to the opponent. He Flips heads for the sand attack and I use the Koga's Ninja Tick before damage is done to me. I send out aBaby Pokemon to be
master_trainer_mike says, "The baby power step has already been passed when theattack is announced and you respond to it with the Kog'as Ninja trick."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from trovtwo:
         Will there be any more American card monuments?
master_trainer_mike says, "Mmmmaybe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from firetrainer:
         I use Rockets Moltres Fire Wall attack on my turn and then my opponentssend up a baby Pokemon like Magby and use it's attack do I have to flip to see if fire wall does ten damage to Magby because it say on Rocket's Moltres that Moltres attacks the de
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes you would."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from lugia_401:
         what is the best hotel to stay at for the S-T-S
master_trainer_mike says, "Contact the conventon center, they know their area better than we do :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from jay_lv99:
         can you use japanese cards in an official deck if that card has been released in America and you have card protectors that have covered backs so they do not appear "unique"?
master_trainer_pat says, "NO, you may only use those cards if you have the English version of that same card with you and set aside from your deck so that you can show your opponent if they need to see the wording."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from jay_lv99:
         are you heartless or what?
master_trainer_mike says, "no but I am spleenless :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "does that count?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from trovtwo:
         Will there be one foil league promo this year?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #115 from crystal_warrior:
         will they come out with a new english seris of neo
master_trainer_pat says, "Summer"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #117 from trovtwo:
         Why do you call Neo2 electric Boogaloo there are hardly any electric pokemon in it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Cause it's a funny name and it can do the moonwalk"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from trovtwo:
         So will the Entie promo be the same one released in JApan's third movie?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #119 from kirbycopies:
         Another question with Koga's Pidgey and Koga;'s Ninja Trick Trainer. What if when the opponent sucessfully flips againts Snad Attack and I replace Koga's Pidgey with Mr. Mime. Would Mr. Mime still block damage. What if I switched it with a Pokemon wit
master_trainer_pat says, "The Pokemon Power step has not passed yet, so you could do that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from trovtwo:
         WIll the Southern ISlands foils be Rainbow foil and cover the whole card?
master_trainer_mike says, "do you know????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from thundrchld:
         are you gonna have another qualifier in NC like last time, it was fun!
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in NC but in nearby states."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #123 from rob_cat_pz:
         Hey I'm late, so any new info on the STS or STS related items, meow!
master_trainer_pat says, "tons, you'll have to check the chat log though...we don't have it to post again."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from trovtwo:
         Could you put the STS locations on a list on the site?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will make it up on the web site when it is all finalized."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from jdg6248:
         Are Base 2 and Rocket sets Out of Print?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #128 from chaos_planeswalker:
         Shenmue is the greatest DREAMCAST game EVER!!!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it's very cool, I have to vote for Tony Hawk 2 or Jet Grind Radio though..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from kirbycopies:
         Since PokeGym's website got closed down. Do you know where to find a page that it shows all the rulings you guys made over the chats?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, check out http://pokegym.thedojo.com/compendium/"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from lugia_1986:
         why will there be NO Pre-release cards ever again
master_trainer_pat says, "We're just choosing to do more black star promos instead."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from firetrainer:
         If Rocket's Moltes use Fire Wall and has a Dark energy attack to it does it do ten plus ten more for Dark energy or just ten damage. If you wondering why I am ask so many is Because I built a Typholsion deck that has Rocket's Moltres in it.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would do the extra 10 damage form the Darkness energy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from chaos_planeswalker:
         is there any difference between going to teh STS qualified or just showing up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes there is a difference and we will tell you more next week."
master_trainer_pat says, "The big difference is that you can win stuff there and make a name for yourself before you even show up at the STS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from puritys_echidna:
         if there are no requirements for the STS, whats the purpose of the qualifers? Do you get special treatment or something? Maybe limos and free dinner.... ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "First you can win a trip and prize package, second there IS more that we will tell you about next week."
master_trainer_pat says, "Prizes!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from gurtman:
         Was that a relatively complete list of qt sites, or may some be added?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's all folks!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from firetrainer:
         Is there going to be a preregidtration to STS like before because I think it was queit helpful having it.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes there will be."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from chaos_planeswalker:
         whats tonights catch phrase
master_trainer_pat says, "All you base are belonging to us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from profpoke:
         If Ditto copys Brock's Ninetales and uses his power Shapeshift, are engerys on Ditto still [any/all] types of enerey?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they are."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from chrisbo:
         I didn't mean to fib, I just got lucky and found a slow laptop to use only for an hour. Anyways, what about the "BenchGuard" & Erika's Dratini question asked a couple of weeks ago? Can "Bench Guard" ultimately reduce it to 0 witha Metal attached?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, by the time you use the Bewnch Guard you are already past the attached energy effect on damage. So it does NOT reduce damage moved using Bench Guard to a Brock's Rhydon that has attached Metal energy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from typhlosia:
         will there be any rules limiting the use of certain trainers such as oak, elm, bill, etc.?
master_trainer_mike says, "The format will be announced in the future."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from profpoke:
         The Bugsy Challenge says you opponent need to collect to fewer prizes to win. If your playing 6 prizes he should still have to place out six, but he wins once there are 2 left, and you win when there are none left. Isn't that correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Just place out 4."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from chaos_planeswalker:
         will NYC get a QT??????
master_trainer_mike says, "No, just drive on over to the STS :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from aaron_the_great:
         Have you ever seen an "Extra Rule" card? Do you know anything about them?
master_trainer_mike says, "Japanese only cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from typhlosia:
         ho its probably been asked already, are there any plans for an americanonly set?
master_trainer_mike says, "No such plans, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from magmar2000:
         ROFLOL - Spanaway! Made my heart stop there for a minute. ;-) How about Sunrise or Paradise! Make people go through trouble to get there! And you could play with Mt. Rainier in the Background. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm, Sunrise :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from trovtwo:
         Will the Neo2 theeme decks feature new rulebooks or the ones featured in NEo Genisis Theeme decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #156 from lugia_401:
         what is better prof.oak or prof.elm?
master_trainer_pat says, "Oak is, but it does depend on the type of deck you play. Oak is basically a touch better because you can play the trainers that you draw with it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #157 from trovtwo:
         Will WOTC do anything to help trainers get the Blackthorn Rising BAdge since you have to earn someware around 220 points a week foe 5 weeks?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but you will have a chance to do bonus battles during the previous season."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from unown_master:
         I have another Lt. Surges Secret Plan Question... If I use an attack that does no damage (Such as Kangaskhans fetch) against a Pokémon Upside down due to LSSP, does it still have to flipped over as it is being attacked?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would still have to flip it over, what if itwas a baby and prevented the attack to begin with?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from unown_master:
         This should make you smile, A weedle beat my Raindance deck! It was an unfortunate incident with Squirtle, Poison, and no energys :(
master_trainer_mike says, "Alright!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from poke_person:
         Whats the word of the week?
master_trainer_mike says, "atwitter"
master_trainer_mike says, "as in excited or flustered!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Wea er all atwitter!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from thundrchld:
         when will we possibly know the format for the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "We'll let you know when we will tell you :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from jay_lv99:
         does anyone realize how awesome recycle energy is? I mean, Super potionbecomes better than Gold Berry! what's your opinion on recycle energy Mike?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a great card!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Works well with Blaine's Charmander too."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think we do yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from typhlosia:
         why do you change the pictures on some cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cultrual differences and the licensor asks us to sometimes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Because our market is different"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from unown_master:
         Is the tornement set the legendairy English-language-only set?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from lugia_1986:
         so how does the quilifieres for STS work, will there be prizes there, do WOTC provide the airfare and hotel fees etc. if we win
master_trainer_mike says, "you can try to win a trip yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from profpoke:
         If Chaos Gym is in play, and your opponent uses Switch and gets tails, could you "use" the switch, since your not "playing" it?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from unown_master:
         I'm older than 14... Does that mean no STS for me?!?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be open events for all ages, and there will be prizes but no Championship."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from gojiramew:
         Anything like Prop15?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #174 from profpoke:
         When you do Morty's Challenge REf #172
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"
master_trainer_pat says, "That is during season 4."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from chaos_planeswalker:
         whats prop 15/3???
master_trainer_mike says, "that was the last ESTS format, a different one will most liekly be used this year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #178 from aaron_the_great:
         If I attach a Darkness Energy to a Dragonair and flip 2 heads for Slam,does it do 70 or 80 damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "only 70."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from jdg6248:
         How many promo will there be for the next movie?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from jdg6248:
         Do you have the next leauge promo yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from trovtwo:
         I've been hearing All your BAse all week on the internet ejhat is it?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes it is"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from gojiramew:
         Can you send me some free Neo2 American cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from gurtman:
         Wow. Major STS dis to the 15 and over group,eh?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be open events for all ages at the STS."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll just do other events for 15 and older crowd."
master_trainer_pat says, "Like Maple Bar Invite and stuff."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #185 from trovtwo:
         Will there be any future contests on the Pokemon TCG website?
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from lugia_401:
         this Queestion goes to MTM "so are u saying that only 14 and under is allowed to go to the S-T-S and now one over that age???
master_trainer_mike says, "No, there are tournaments for 14 and under, and 10 and under, and then there will be open events for all ages with prizes, just not with a Championship."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #189 from jay_lv99:
         could you PLEASE tell what the saying means?
master_trainer_pat says, "No one really knows for sure, but 'All your Base are belonging to us'"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from gojiramew:
         What do you need in order to go to the STS, in qualifications I mean?
master_trainer_mike says, "Have a deck of 60 cards, that's all :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from professormaple:
         Will there be an opportunity to pre-register by phone for the upcoming STS's?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #192 from lugia_1986:
         I'm sorry, but that information is not available at your current level of security clearance
master_trainer_pat says, "All your base are belonging to us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from warlockmaster:
         Ahhh!!! Ditto! No, I just almost forgot about the chat tonight :-O Anywho, could you please repeat any STS or qualifier info that I may have missed, and also, I heard that free trips will be given out at qualifiers, is that true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out the chat logs, a lot of inof was given out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from wizo_arkana:
         How can the patron from the Czech Republic get ahold of the Belgium section?
master_trainer_mike says, "he can email custserv@wizards.be"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from thundrchld:
         bah no qualifier in NC? why is this? i thought it was a complete and wonderful blast/success
master_trainer_mike says, "NYC is near the actual location so people can easilydrive over to the event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from warlockmaster:
         Do you have any clue if there are new White Ultra Pro deck sleeves? I heard there was, and it'd be nice to see some new ones, i.e. yellow, neon green, purple ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "there are, and they are cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from warlockmaster:
         What's the status of the WizPOG site? We all can't wait to see it =D
master_trainer_mike says, "It's up now!! Been active for a week. Check it out!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from jay_lv99:
         Why exactly is Weedle your favorite pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "I always stick up for the underweedle."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from zapdos24:
         I think the Age Groups are a little screwed up. I could Qualify for the14 and under and 10 and Under if I was 10
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes that is true."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from chaos_planeswalker:
         the east STS is at 1 place only and its in NJ right???
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually it will take place over 2 days."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from warlockmaster:
         I want to see the Space Weedle, Leaning Tower of Pika, and all 3 masters at STS! Is it possible?
master_trainer_mike says, "We and they will all be there :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from soslowpoke:
         will wooper be next month;s league promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #214 from rabidwolverine:
         What is a good beginner Pokemon set?
master_trainer_mike says, "Base set 2"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from zapdos24:
         How come theres so few Qualfiers on the East Coast and so many on the West?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because it is a bigger prize."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #217 from rabidwolverine:
         What is the most valueble card now?
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't really answer that kind of question"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #218 from trovtwo:
         Do you guys get the movie promos or do you have to sit through the movies first?
master_trainer_pat says, "We get the cards well before the movie, I have mine sitting right here on my desk(sorry, gotta gloat when I get the chance). But youguys don't have to actually sit through the movie either right? You can just get the card and run."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from scrye_fung:
         MTM, MTP, DMTM ... Let me know if this is correct. There will be no 'official' 15+ Master Trainer tournament @ the upcoming ECSTS? No free trips I can understand for 15+ but No Master Trainer Tournament @ Meadowlands? That's going to squash turnout for this event for sure!!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from warlockmaster:
         I just heard this, and well, frankly I'd like to umm, beat you over thehead with a week-old maple bar :-| I can't believe that you are not offering a 15+ category at the qualifiers, and I hope you realize that the large majority of professional pokemon TCG players out there are 15 and over. If this is true that 15+ groups will not be honored in any way, only through minor competitions atSTS where you can win "prizes" but no honorable award, I can gurantee you a smaller turnout for STS, if not almost devoid of the 15+ category.
master_trainer_mike says, "WotC is honoring the intent of the Pokemon TCG creators - to provide enriching play experience for kids. WotC continues to do as much as poissble with available resources to provide support for Pokemon fans of all ages."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from pokesensei:
         Did I miss something or did I see that there will not be a qualifier inthe Baltimore and Philadelphia areas?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is not one planned for this next STS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from profpoke:
         How would you explain to a Judge how many damage counters to place on apokemon that flip tails when it came in on Rocket's Minefield?
master_trainer_mike says, "The correct answer is 2. They can check out the Team Compendiumk web site for the acorect answer or on our web site as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #223 from pokesensei:
         Hey Mike,the Compendiums new address is http://www.pkcompendium.com. :-)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from scrye_fung:
         Hey MTM ... you know pokegym.thedojo.com no longer exists right? The *new* Team Compendium address is http://www.pkcompendium.com/ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #226 from jay_lv99:
         does darkness energy count for rocket's pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean? They are not Dark or Darkness so they do take the damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #227 from hyperflame:
         What do you think of Dark Gyarados? I thought it was a decent card until I looked at my Misty's Starmie and Fossil Articuno, they have the same attack,but they are better in other departments. Only the Final Beam is different
master_trainer_mike says, "To each their own :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from lugia_401:
         when will the mall names and date be posted at the web site for the S-T-S quilfiers?
master_trainer_mike says, "As soon as they get finalized. Still being worked on."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #233 from unown_master:
         I have a BS Blastoise on my bench, and A ditto in Active. The defendingPokémon is a Mistys Horsea. Can I use R-dance to put Water eergy on ditto?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #234 from trovtwo:
         Will the Flying/Surfing Pikachus be in the same artwork as the World Collection set?I think in JApan there were mltiple versions pf this card.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, they will."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #235 from trovtwo:
         Can you save your bonus battle medals for latter seasons?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #236 from lugia_1986:
         how could we win that package and how many trainers can win it
master_trainer_mike says, "Details to come."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from chaos_planeswalker:
         Base 2 was English only
master_trainer_mike says, "but it reprinted cards already released."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from lugia_1986:
         how come the ages are up to 14 for Championship

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from purity1:
         i know its repetetive, but there won't be sts championships?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are Championships for 14 and under and 10 and under. There will be open events for all ages with prizes but there will not bea Championship for that event."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #243 from chaos_planeswalker:
         i attach a plus power to Cleffa and eeeeeeeek will it do 10 damage???
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because Plus Power will only do 10 more when the attack does damage"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from professormaple:
         Will the Super Trainer Showdown open events be in a tournament style and/or DCI sanctioned format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes to both."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #249 from profpoke:
         If you have a Darkness NRG on Aipom and use Tail Rap and Flip 3 heads, how much damage would you put on the Defending Pokemon?*
master_trainer_mike says, "If you flipped 2 heads (you only flip 2 for that attack) the attack would do 30."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #250 from crazy_nut_man:
         Any plans on when and where the west sts is going to be....(please let it be the Queen Mary at Long Beach).
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be one later in the year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #251 from crazy_nut_man:
         Any more english promo news?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #252 from crazy_nut_man:
         Any new neo2 news?
master_trainer_pat says, "All your base are belonging to us"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #264 from firetrainer:
         What do you mean 10 and 14 under division does that mean there will be know tournament competion at the STS for someone like me who is 20.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from puritys_echidna:
         How come there isn't going to be a 15 and over event at the STS?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #269 from jay_lv99:
         my dad is an awesome deck builder and trainer and wanted to compete in the STS, couldn't you lobby for an open championship also?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #272 from warlockmaster:
         In response to q #203, I meant the site, as far as I knew from (un-revealed source) there was going to be a -site- for it. I.e. like the Pokegym main site was. Constant streaming news and sections, also -Proposition Protest- PP Anyone supporting Proposition Protest is against the restriction of 15 year olds and older in qualifiers and championship tournaments, we've all been waiting eagerly for this and now we find we can't even COMPETE in the qualifiers and we can only play in small events at STS with no tourney.
master_trainer_mike says, "Wotc is honoring the intent of the POokemon TCG creators - to provide an enriching play experience for kids. WotC continues to do as much as possible with avaiulable resources to provide support for Pokemon fansof all ages."
master_trainer_mike says, "Feel free as always, to send all questions and comments to us here at Customer service at custserv@wizards.com."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #254 from crazy_nut_man:
         Say i play 4 koga's on my koga's WEEDLE, do i get 4X the poision on theopponent if my opponent damages koga's WEEDLE?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, multiple Koga's will not multiply the poison damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #256 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is your favorite Pokémon Pat??
master_trainer_pat says, "OK everyone! Repeat after me...Scyther is MT Pat's favorite Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #257 from firetrainer:
         I think Prop15/3oc is great what do yuo think of the format.
master_trainer_mike says, "It was fun at the last STS, something different mostlikely foir the next one."
master_trainer_pat says, "It was cool, but we want to branch out and try something new"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #260 from crazy_nut_man:
         How come u hardly do anything for us ppl in California?? Y do u always go to NY?
master_trainer_mike says, "The West Coast STS was in California last year and there will be another STS somewhere on the west coast laster this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #261 from typhlosia:
         Will there be any sort of contests, such as art contests or attack ideacontests that will be used for future cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe in the future"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #262 from lugia_401:
         where do I find the chat log???
master_trainer_mike says, "at the Team Compendium web site!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "or pojo.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #266 from urza187:
         can you use japanese cards on the white sleeves and still be legal because you can see the backs of the cards if you look at the bacdk
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the backs must be hidden."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #267 from trovtwo:
         Do all baby pokemon have baby pokemon rules?
master_trainer_mike says, "so far yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from typhlosia:
         I've heard websites announce that you will release the Japanese Southern Island cards as a future set. Is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #271 from typhlosia:
         Will any promos be released with Pokemon The Movie 3? If so, can you atleast give us a hint of what it/they are?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. There will be at least one and he has dog breath."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #275 from lugia_401:
         when does the S-T-S start exp.... 10:30 am
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t have the times figured yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #274 from typhlosia:
         I've heard some rumors about Base Set 3 which will include all the setsup to Gym Challenge? Is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "no "Base Set 3" planned......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #277 from typhlosia:
         Are there going to be any special trainer cards such as Illustrator, Extra Rule, etc. or are they strictly limited to Japanese cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans at this time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #279 from typhlosia:
         Will there be any "reverse holo" cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "mmmmaaayabe"
master_trainer_pat says, "He has dog breath"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #280 from typhlosia:
         Will all the PIkachu World Collection promos eventually be released in English?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #281 from chaos_planeswalker:
         for each medal we win we get 10 points for the next season????
master_trainer_mike says, "correct"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #282 from zapdos24:
         I would just like to express my complete digust that the 15+ Age Group will not be getting a Format Age Group in the Actual Tournement. There will muchless showing at the STS and some very unhappy customers of the Pokemon TCG.
master_trainer_mike says, "All commenst can be forwarded to cutstomer service at custserv@wizards.com"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #284 from lugia_1986:
         I think all the good trainers will be 15 and over so championships justfor 14 and under I think you guys better think about it again

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #285 from lugia_401:
         what do you mean by a Championship like no finals or no medal awards what???
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, though there will be prizes awarded to the open age events."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #286 from chaos_planeswalker:
         is the STS gonna be round robin or elimination
master_trainer_pat says, "Swiss style again"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #288 from ckbrown123:
         when is the ecsts?
master_trainer_mike says, "June 23-24th in Secaucus NJ."
master_trainer_mike says, "A 2 day event."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #290 from ckbrown123:
         It's "All your base are belong to us".
master_trainer_pat says, "yes, I know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #292 from lugia_401:
         yeah you will lose 45% of your tourney without a 15+ divison also I hadarrangements to bring 40 frineds who are 15+

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #293 from jay_lv99:
         mike it sure seems like a lot of people 15 and over are chatting and therefore must be playing. don't you think maybe someone with your clout could , uh, say a few words to the right people and convince them their customer base/paying customers should be accomodated?
master_trainer_mike says, "Please forward all comments, suggestions, and questions to custserv@wizards.com."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #289 from typhlosia:
         will you mix the neo2 japanese promos in with the english neo2 like youdid with neo genesis?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #294 from unown_master:
         Scyther is MT Pat's favorite Pokemon
master_trainer_pat says, "Thank you."
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #296 from unown_master:
         You did it! You confirmed a Promo card!!!!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "I did it kinda sneaky like though"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #301 from oldman_405:
         Info on where & when for the mall tour?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #295 from trovtwo:
         B-day Pikachu and Ancient Mew won't be playable,but will there be any other nonplayaBLE cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "I suppose all the giant cards are unplayable"
master_trainer_mike says, "Qualifier dates and times will be posted as soon as we have them available."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #306 from lugia_1986:
         what is the toll free phone number for customerservice I want to call them instead
master_trainer_mike says, "It is 1-800-324-6496"
master_trainer_mike says, "Time to go gang, as always feel free to write to us as well at custserv@wizards.com with any comments, questions, or suggestions youmight have :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you in the funny papers!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Later, everyone. Feel free to call or write and let us know how you feel about our announcements. It's better to write BTW."