Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, June 21, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody! We're goin' nuts trying to get everything ready for the STS which should be getting rolling in less then 48 hours..."That exit name does not exist!
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll try to help with some of the specific tourney questions, but MT Mike is really the guy for that now."
master_trainer_pat says, "Let's get going and see what we can get through..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from starmiemaster:
         What time will check in end for the Saturday STS event?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang!"
master_trainer_pat says, "If you're already pre-registered check -in will be 7:30 til 9:30"
master_trainer_pat says, "Please if you are pre-registered get there by 9:30"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from starmiemaster:
         Is it illegal to have a Pokemon card in a hard cover set aside during STS as say a good luck charm?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is, you cannot have any cards visible that you are not using in the game at a tournament."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from twinsen21_2000:
         Say you have a Confused Pokemon. Last turn, it was Smokescreened. Do you flip for Smokescreen first or Confusion when you try to attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "You would flip for Smokescreen first."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from pikabruce:
         Is the following sequence permissible: Play Blaine. Attach 1 fire energy to Blaine's Growlithe. Play Professor Elm. Attach another fire energy to same Blaine's Growlithe.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it is..nice trick"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from starmiemaster:
         So guys, what song is stuck in your heads this week?
master_trainer_mike says, "Here's a hint."
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS THE FLAVA"
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS THE FLAVA"
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS THE FLAVA"
master_trainer_mike says, "LIFESAVA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee he"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wookin' fer nub in all da wrong pwaces..."
master_trainer_pat says, "wookin' fer nub..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from peekachoo1:
         If your opponent has a Slowking in play, and you have your own Chaos Gym in play, and you want to use a trainer, what order are the flips done in?
master_trainer_mike says, "The effects you control go first when it is your turn, so Chaos Gym first."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from slowking_man:
         Any idea when the West Coast STS will be?
master_trainer_mike says, "after the East Coast STS...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from zapdos24:
         What time is the tournament starting registration?
master_trainer_mike says, "For preregistered players they can check in 6-pm on Friday night 9which we recommend) or they can check in between 7:30 and 9:30 am on Staurday morning."
master_trainer_mike says, "(and sunday too)."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you are NOT pre-registered (walkups), then you register between 9:30 and 10:15 am on Saturday and Sunday."
master_trainer_mike says, "The lucky QT winners register from 10:15 am to 10:45am both days."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have a LOT of poep;le pre-registered. If you have NOT we really recommend getting there in line early. There is a size limiot after all (so says the fire department)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from zapdos24:
         What time does the tournament start?
master_trainer_pat says, "11am"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from starmiemaster:
         When breaking ties for STS, will Resistance points be used like the previous 2 STS's or will Opponents' Win % be used instead to compensate for the byes
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing compensates for the byes.....first of all"
master_trainer_mike says, "when there is atue-breaker it is based upon your oponent's win percentages and byes are NOT figured into this."
master_trainer_mike says, "oops I mean tie-breaker"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from jbawesome:
         do we have to have any badges to get into the STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, not this year"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from scyther_99:
         what do you guys think about a steelix and slowking deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "not bad but there will be too many poeple playing that imho"
master_trainer_mike says, "Me? I'm all about the Weedle baby!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Steelix I like, Slowking can be taken out by many decks...IMHO"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from jbawesome:
         If you have a slowking and a chaos gym down and your opponent plays a trainer card what goes first? chaos gym or slowkings power?
master_trainer_pat says, "If you control both you get to choose which comes first"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from starmiemaster:
         Re: Q1 - Does that mean if we did pre-register and get there after 9:30we can't play in the tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "You get in line with all of the other walkups, and we take them in the order that htey are in line. Meaning if you preregistered we"
master_trainer_mike says, "STRONGLY recommend you get there before 9:30 am or you lose your oreregistered space and take your chances."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from trekiev:
         what is the order to play the card imposter professor oak's revenge with a chaos/slowking in play... is it dicard then flip or flip then discard? i think it is discard first becuase on the Revenge card, it says a card must be discard in order for it t
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it's flip first. THe reason is that you needto find out if you can play it before you start to do so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from zapdos24:
         One of my cards has a black pen mark in the front yellow border. Can itbe considered marked at the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Incidental marks on the front of the cards are ok. Any marks on the back of the cards are not allowed. Anything deemed intentionally marking a card will get you in trouble."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from twinsen21_2000:
         Re: #4, I thought you had to play both Energy at the SAME time?
master_trainer_pat says, "No you do not, the card doesn't specify...I thought so too at first, but I use this card alot."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from peekachoo1:
         Can you have card spoilers next to you during the sts?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from starmiemaster:
         What about non-Pokemon cards, like say I want a Sailor Moon card set aside for good luck, could I do that at STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "You really aren't suuposed to have anything on the table when ytou play outside of your deck, your counters, and your randomizer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from jester97:
         Can you guys give us any info on the upcoming Pokemon Vs.?
master_trainer_pat says, "The only things we've read about it have been on fan web sites."
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from starmiemaster:
         The penalty at STS for not flipping for Eeeeeeek when facing a baby andalready shuffled your hand is a prize and you still get to draw your 7 cards, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We do not announce the exact penalties for game problems."
master_trainer_mike says, "Suffice to say that there will be specific penaltiesfor overall game situations."
master_trainer_mike says, "The EEEk situation is one where the mistake cannot be taken back and the game cannot be rewound."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be a specific penalty for any non-rewindable game situations."
master_trainer_mike says, "This is just one of them."
master_trainer_mike says, "Don;t worry about the specific penalties, just worryabout playing correctly and having fun!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from nookiemn2k3:
         houndoom's attack crunch when i use it does my opponents next attack increase by 20 ?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from slowking_man:
         Does Rainbow Energy provide Metal and Darkness Energy, or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "Rainbow energy can provide Darkness and Metal energy,but it does not provide the extra effects of those cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also all penalties are GUIDELINES only, they are allbased upon the particular circumstances so that is why we don;t list specific ones in advance."
master_trainer_mike says, "Each situation is different."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from nookiemn2k3:
         imho ?????
master_trainer_pat says, "In My Humble Opinion."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from starmiemaster:
         I heard before that the rounds at STS will be 30 minutes instead of thestandard 25. Can I get some clarification on this?
master_trainer_mike says, "standard?? Each round will be 30 minutes at the ESTS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from scyther_99:
         what are the prizes?? are they gonna give any promo cards??
master_trainer_mike says, "a medal, a jacket, a hat, product, appluase, kudos, etc."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from starmiemaster:
         The STS is going to be a 32K event, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from twinsen21_2000:
         From The Compendium: Q. With the Blaine trainer, do both energies have to be attached simultaneously to the same Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "The compendium lists every answer we ever gave in the last 2+ years. There have been several rules reversals."
master_trainer_mike says, "We gave the correct answer for Blaine."
master_trainer_mike says, "Where are all the questions?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Do I have to sing again?"
master_trainer_mike says, "911's A JOKE!"
master_trainer_mike says, "911's A JOKE!"
master_trainer_mike says, "IT's THE FLAVA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS THE FLAVA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS THE FLAVA"
master_trainer_mike says, "LIFESAVA!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Someone sent these questions in by e-mail so we wouldhave something to do when MTMike is about to sing..."
master_trainer_pat says, "1) If Magby Sputters on my opponent's turn, and iKO Magby or Gust it to"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, if the Magby is KO'd the effect ends."
master_trainer_mike says, "it left play!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from peekachoo1:
         If I forgot my confirmation number, can call up the 800 number, tell them my name, and get my confirmation # back that way?
master_trainer_mike says, "You don;t need to worry about that. As long as you know your name and have your DCI # we can check you in."
master_trainer_pat says, "We no longer have access to the confirmation numbers at the 800#"
master_trainer_mike says, "Also, everyone knows that there will be deck lists for you all to fill out at the STS right?"
master_trainer_mike says, "You will fill these out as you check-in or register."
master_trainer_mike says, "Make sure you have your waiver with you (signed by parent or guardian) if you are 17 or younger as well!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from magmar2000:
         So, what are those Mariners now? Really, what are they? I lost count. ^-^ Do you know how they did/are doing today?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think they are 53-16, today the A's are leading in the 8th by 1 run."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ichiro just got a hit"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yahoo!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from zeo_chatbot:
         so where is dmtm, pure and ech today... oh yeah! they're in NJ!!!! :P
master_trainer_mike says, "probably still on a crammed hot flight....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from starmiemaster:
         Are DCI ratings still published every two weeks to the net?
master_trainer_mike says, "Once a week actually. So what was posted on Monday is what counts for the ESTS."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #37 from jester97:
         If I use Brock's Ninetales's power to evolve to another pokemon like Tyranitar, can I play a Brocks Protection card on it and have it work?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can play Brock's Protection on B. Ninetales but you need to do so before you use the Shapeshift power."
master_trainer_pat says, "Also, you should note that this is not evolving."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from scyther_99:
         what about a steelix and blaine´s charizard deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "could work but 2 evolution lines can be harder, bothneed a fair amount of energy too."
master_trainer_pat says, "Both need alot of cards for support to run well."
master_trainer_pat says, "I like to stick with one or the other, not both."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from pikabruce:
         During the STS tournament, is it OK to have a Pokemon doll sitting on my shoulder?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure as long as you are not intentionally being distracting"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from twinsen21_2000:
         A. You do not have to attach the Energies right after playing the Trainer, but you must attach both energies at the same time. (May 3, 2001 WotC Chat, Q23) This was the latest ruling...
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I've been overruled by MT Mike and Kierin. I guess you have to do them at the same time."
master_trainer_mike says, "You are right, sorry I thought you were asking whether you had to play the energies right away, which you do not."
master_trainer_pat says, "I still think that you should be able to though."
master_trainer_mike says, "You are correct that you must attach both at the same time."
master_trainer_mike says, "That is the official ruling."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from starmiemaster:
         Re Q33: Uhhhh, then what were the confirmation numbers for?
master_trainer_mike says, "Keeping our records staright."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you have the number with you great! But we can find you without it."
master_trainer_pat says, "Making the check in process faster"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just make sure you have your DCI number with you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from slowking_man:
         What's the price to get MTM to stop singing?
master_trainer_mike says, "keep asking questions!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from metal_entei:
         Why WotC didn't make the binders for the Neos?? Will WotC make the 9-card promo binder for the upcomming Neo Sets?
darkmaster_steve says, "MEOWTH!"
master_trainer_pat says, "M's take the lead! 11 to 10"
master_trainer_mike says, "Those are Japanese products. We make expansion setsnot binders normally."
master_trainer_mike says, "But watch for the cool Southern Island Gift set later this year!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from slowking_man:
         Having fun?
master_trainer_pat says, "Awwww yeaahh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "define having......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from starmiemaster:
         Re Q36, does that mean that we'll be seeing the ECSTS results reflectedto the ratings the following Monday?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not realistically"
master_trainer_mike says, "realistically no, it will take some time and everyone will still be in Jersey on Monday!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from yoshi1001:
         (sorry about the last Q, tech problems) Since the baby power's turn ending and attack denying portionss a are in the same clause, do you need to flip for the opponent's turn portion of Mirro Shell?
master_trainer_mike says, "we're not sure what you are asking but if you attacked with your baby and did damage to a mirror shelled dark wartortle, your opponent would have to make the baby flip for the mirror shell since it attacks back."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from unownz:
         Do you have any comment on what the next promo will be?
master_trainer_pat says, "Pika, Pika."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from scyther_99:
         what deck do you think pichu would fit in?
master_trainer_mike says, "any deck with less than 60 cards!"
master_trainer_mike says, "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_pat says, "I use the promo Pichu in my Feraligator deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from peekachoo1:
         Re Q33: I forgot my DCI # too
master_trainer_mike says, "find it before you go."
master_trainer_mike says, "bring id"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from pikabruce:
         What's your favorite kung fu movie?
master_trainer_mike says, "Crouching Tiger I have to say."
master_trainer_mike says, "Watched it again last night!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Drunken Master 2 has to be high up on that list, but I've seen so many! I can't choose just one"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from yoshi1001:
         Since logic operations such as coin flips are usually copied with an attack, if n2 sketch was used one turn and copied th next, would an infinite loop result?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from unownz:
         If I use a Super Rod, but flip heady and don'd have an evolution, can Itake a basic out of my discard pile?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from scyther_99:
         i dont have a dci# can i go to the sts in my county without it?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes, if you don;t have a dci number they will give you one at the event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from unownz:
         Why aren't you allowed to have four of each Unown even though they havedifferent names? i.e. Unown A, Unown B etc, etc
master_trainer_mike says, "Ask Japan. They make the cards and the rules."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from pikabruce:
         "Crouching Tiger"? I said KUNG FU, not wire fu!
master_trainer_pat says, "Right, we know the difference, don't we!"
master_trainer_mike says, "pbftftf, the fight between Michelle Yeoh and the young girl was not much wire fu"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from starmiemaster:
         Could ya give an overview about the side activities we can do at STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, first bring your favorite Trainer Crda, sign it and add it onto the World Trainer Center! Be a part of Pokemon history!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, don't forget some of your old unused trainer cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or have you rpicture taken in front of the only single Pokemon card banned at the ESTS, yup we are talking about Sneasel."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also there will be the league zone with the 4 different gyms to compete in. Win packs of cards and if you win at all 4 gyms then you can come do Erika's Challenge and take on"
master_trainer_mike says, "a Master Trainer (like Pat) for even more free stuff!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll be there when I'm not helping with the 10 and under group."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from yoshi1001:
         what I was saying is can't the baby power only stop attacks during the attacker's turn due to its wording?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it won't. You're opponent will still have to flip for the Mirror Shell"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from unownz:
         Are you allowed to play a Pokemon Breeder to put a Wartortle straight into play without a Squirtle?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from slowking_man:
         Do you guys dance when MTM sings?
master_trainer_mike says, "well they sort of flinch and groan......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from yoshi1001:
         Re: #53 Could you explain why?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no infinite loops in this case. Its just like Metronoming Metronome. Nothing happens and so the game continues."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from starmiemaster:
         Tyais said he would be doing Internet coverage for STS, will that be hosted on Wizards' site or somewhere else?
master_trainer_pat says, "It will probably be on the Pokegym Message boards...it's just easier to handle from NJ that way."
darkmaster_steve says, "Don't forget about me!!!! Meowth!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from unownz:
         When will the fourth Pokemon Movie be coming out? When will the third be out on video in Virginia? Are there any plans for a fifth movie? When's Crystal coming out, do you know?
darkmaster_steve says, "The other masters don't like me anymore....."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure we do DASteve."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, but we really don't know much about the 4th movie or the new Crystal Game Boy game"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from slowking_man:
         Will the World Trainer Center be at the West Coast STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wew have not decided yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from starmiemaster:
         Re Q63: I really want to cover the giant Sneasel with cheese wiz, can I? Please? I'll give you a shiny quarter!
master_trainer_pat says, "mmm.nope"Invalid command.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from unownz:
         What's your favorite Pokemon Movie? Mine is a tie between the second and third.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, well like Fantasia I keep falling alseep in the slow parts......."
master_trainer_mike says, "thats what happens when you get old...."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll pick Pikachu's Vacation because it's the shortest."
master_trainer_mike says, "which one had them realize that we all live in the Matrix?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from yoshi1001:
         So you would have to baby flip both to use that attack and to counterattack with Mirror shell?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes you would"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from unownz:
         What is your favorite Pokemon Version? Mine is Gold or Silver
master_trainer_mike says, "well you listed two, so how is one your favorite?"
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from starmiemaster:
         When will the public get to see the Space Weedle? You haven't revealed it to the rest of us in person!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "It shipped out last week. Pat and some others boxedup all the monuments. If they don;t make it, we will all have to ask some hardquestions of them......"
master_trainer_pat says, "thank you very much."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from starmiemaster:
         At STS, will there be some kind of dinner break for those who make it to the top 8?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid not, you'll have to have someone run and grab you something."
master_trainer_mike says, "I would bring some snacks....."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon Fruit Rollups!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Snack are a good idea."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from sanochu64:
         what time can you register in the morning
master_trainer_mike says, "if you have already pre-registered 7:30 am to 9:30 am."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you are a walk in then 9:30 am to 10:15"
master_trainer_mike says, "and if you won a QT then 10:15 to 10:45 am."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from peekachoo1:
         If you get there at 9:29 and you preregistered, will you still be allowed in?
master_trainer_pat says, "We strongly urge you not to try to cut it that close,but you would be in time..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from unownz:
         Master Trainer Mike, DarkMaster Steve, and Master Trainer Pat, do you mind if I call you Mike, Steve, and Pat?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we do."
master_trainer_mike says, "How about Larry, Culry, and Shemp? Moe already left(DMTM)."
master_trainer_pat says, "Huey Dewey and Louie"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from sanochu64:
         will there be a video game booth
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from starmiemaster:
         Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the snarkiest MT of them all?
master_trainer_mike says, "Since I am the one who had to DEFINE snarky to the other MT's, I guess that would be me :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from unownz:
         Why did you skip 71 and 72?
master_trainer_pat says, "They were about Game Boy games."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from slowking_man:
         Are you guys neglecting DMTM or something?
master_trainer_mike says, "neglecting? no! Abusing? Yes!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not at all. He's on his way to NJ."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from sanochu64:
         how many players will be in the 15+ division
master_trainer_mike says, "who knows? we will have to wait and see......"
master_trainer_mike says, "MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from peekachoo1:
         Will there be a copy of the pkcompendium rules at the sts?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, we'll be bringing some official Pokemonrulings documents that MT Mike has been hard at work on."
master_trainer_mike says, "we have created an updated rules document with great help from Team Compendium and also all the accumulated internal rulings that the judges will have access to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from turbocharizard:
         Last week you (MT Mike) said to E-mail custserv@wizards.com if you're league was out of something. They told me that only the gym leader can do something about it (my location needs a new stamper).
master_trainer_mike says, "Your Gym Leader should first contact us through their normal supply lines, if there is a problem, then they should contact us at cust serv."
master_trainer_mike says, "Tell your gym leader to contact us if your league ishaving supply issues."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from peekachoo1:
         How much rounds will there be for the 15+ age division?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depenfds on how many people participate, most likely8 or 9 rounds then 3 rounds for the top 8."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from pikabruce:
         Do the deck list(s) have to be submitted at check-in on Friday night? Or will there be a mini-check-in just before the tournament for the deck lists?
master_trainer_mike says, "Deck lists have to be submitted when you check in."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #87 from turbocharizard:
         True or false: the new league promo for season 6 is surfing pikachu.
master_trainer_pat says, "False"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from unownz:
         Do you know if Nintendo will build a Pokemon Center in America like there is in Japan?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from turbocharizard:
         Was there any new promo news? I missed the first part of the chat.
master_trainer_pat says, "There was just a little itty bitty hint."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from yoshi1001:
         When using an attack or power, what is the point of no return (where you can't change your mind)?
master_trainer_mike says, "This isn't rocket scince guy......"
master_trainer_mike says, "depends on the game, is your opponent nice enough tolet you change? so on...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from starmiemaster:
         Clarification: Any Theme Deck holofoil coins will be allowed for use asa randomizer at STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from sanochu64:
         what time will you guys get there i would like to like meet the great pokemon minds of wizards? and will ken sumagori be there?
master_trainer_mike says, "Most of us will be arriving Friday night and will beat the events the entire time! Ken is not scheduled to be there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from sanochu64:
         what do you think will be the most played cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "basic energy"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from turbocharizard:
         My gym leader said he keeps requesting a new stamper every week, but hehas not received one yet.
master_trainer_mike says, "then he should contact us, have him send an email tous."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from unownz:
         Why did you say I can call you Larry, Culry, and Shemp?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I misspelled Curly first of all......."
master_trainer_mike says, "Second there are 4 of us and there were 4 major stooges, follow?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from peekachoo1:
         What if a really good deck player plays 8 rounds against very bad decks? Is there a way to fix that?
master_trainer_pat says, "Each rounds pairings are based on the results of the last match. Good players are matched against other good players with similar ratings."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from pikabruce:
         So if deck lists are submitted when we check in, we indicate which decklist is for Saturday and which is for Sunday?
master_trainer_mike says, "ywhen you check in Friday or Saturday it is ONLY forSaturday! You must check in again on Sunday morning if you plan on participating that day as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "This means you could play a different deck on the second day as you must submit a new deck list for Sunday (even if you play the same deck again)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from turbocharizard:
         Re question #9: He said that's what he's doing.
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, our chat readers don't go back that far."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from yoshi1001:
         In retrospect (and although hindsight is 20/40), do you think not allowing Discovery in the main ECSTS was a good idea?
master_trainer_pat says, "From the knowledge that we had at the time, it was just the right decision to make. We had no idea that the Discovery cards were going to be out in time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from sanochu64:
         will the set up for sat and sun. be the same as the last time in november because it was very well done and just to check will it be at the same spot?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes and yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from peekachoo1:
         You said if you win in all 4 gyms you can do Erika's Challenge, but I don't have a lot of metal, dark, and baby pokemon.
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, you must have decks for all 4 gyms to go for the Erika's Challenge."
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe you can trade for some of the ones you need there?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from sanochu64:
         where can we get directions to the place
master_trainer_pat says, "Yahoo Maps..."
master_trainer_pat says, "The address is 335 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from starmiemaster:
         Jog my memory, what are the 4 gyms?
master_trainer_mike says, "The baby Gym, the Darkness, Metal, and PokeTools."
master_trainer_mike says, "Meaning you must have 8 of these types in your deck (for Darkness and Metal, the energies can count towards the 8)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from yoshi1001:
         How involved are you guys personally in making decisons for the PokemonTCG here?
master_trainer_mike says, "a lot! we have been running around like people who are running around a lot."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #108 from magmar2000:
         YAY! Mariners won! 54-16 now! Wahoo!
master_trainer_pat says, "Sodo.Mojo."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from slowking_man:
         How long will this Q&A last?
master_trainer_mike says, "it runs until 5PM PST"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from starmiemaster:
         Isn't there also an open gym you can play at in STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, there is."
master_trainer_mike says, "There is an open gym as well as the 4 other gyms."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from haymakermaker:
         If Darkness and Metal Energies count towards the 8 cards in the gym, will Rainbow Energy count, too?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, only counts as darkness or metal when in play,not in your deck"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from peekachoo1:
         Can you tell me how much boosters and what kind of boosters you win forwinning the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from yoshi1001:
         If it were your personal decision, would you keep the current card backs or use the new VS ones you saw on the fan sites?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have the final say in decisions of this nature."
master_trainer_mike says, "remember we don't own this product we are the translators and manufacturers, we don't get to decide what does or doesn't happen withPokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from peekachoo1:
         Does the open gym count towards Erika's Challenge?
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike is getting the answer for you, sorry for the wait."
master_trainer_mike says, "You actually play in 4 round single elimination minitournaments in the various gyms, if you win the mini tournament, you get to play against a Master Trainer in the Erika's Challenge."
master_trainer_mike says, "Obviously we will be running these mini tournaments all day."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #115 from yoshi1001:
         I'm glad you do these chats. There's been some debate on n2 Scizor. Officially, the ruling is 20 times. Is there still internal debate on that?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from sanochu64:
         i got a good one when are the WCSTS qualifiers gonna start?
master_trainer_mike says, "after the ESTS"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #117 from yoshi1001:
         Re: 113 I mean if it WAS your personal decision.
master_trainer_mike says, "we're not here to give our personal decisions about Pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now about Donuts vs. maple bars or something important like that!..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're representatives of Wizards of the Coast, we're not here to give you our person decisions."
master_trainer_mike says, "need more questions...."
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS THE FLAAVA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS THE FLAVA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS THE FLAVA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "LIFESAVA!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Fight the Power!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I DIALED 911 A LONG TIME AGO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "CAN'T YOU SEE HOW LATE THEY'RE REACTING?"
master_trainer_mike says, "911's a joke!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #119 from slowking_man:
         So, do you like Lifesavers or something?
master_trainer_mike says, "SUGAR!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sugar, oh yea!"
master_trainer_mike says, "sugarsugarsugarsugarsugarsugar"
master_trainer_mike says, "sugarsugarsugar"
master_trainer_mike says, "sugarsugar"
master_trainer_mike says, "sugar"
master_trainer_mike says, "sugar"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from haymakermaker:
         If a pack with a charizard in it is never opened, does it make a sound?
master_trainer_pat says, "....squeak..."
master_trainer_mike says, "...need....more.....sugar....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from peekachoo1:
         Re: 114 So you only need to compete in 1 gym?
master_trainer_mike says, "to challenge in Erika's Challenge? Yes, but you must win one of the 4 round mini tournaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "You CAN enter all of the gyms and earn packs in each. You can only earn so many packs per gym so more gyms means more packs!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from yoshi1001:
         Okay, Will we ever see the WOTC store on Game Show Network's Mall Masters? (Let me guess: You don't know)
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmm......"
master_trainer_mike says, "errrrrrrr."
master_trainer_mike says, "12?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Raaaaar."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from sanochu64:
         what are the prizes, at the end, for entering the tounrament
master_trainer_mike says, "everyone that enters get a cool t-shirt!"
master_trainer_mike says, "and some cards!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from daghettochild_420:
         about when is Neo 3 coming?like about what timne?
master_trainer_mike says, "11:37 copacabana time"
master_trainer_mike says, "AT THE COPA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "COPA CABANA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "THE HOTTEST SPOT NORTH OF HAVANA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AT THE COPA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "COPA CABANAAAAA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MUSIC AND PASSION"
master_trainer_mike says, "WERE ALWAYS IN FASHION AT THE"
master_trainer_mike says, "COPAAAAAAAAAA1"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from peekachoo1:
         After each new set comes out, do all you master trainers already know all the good combos from it?
master_trainer_mike says, "DON'T FALL IN LOVE!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(copa cabana....)"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we miss some occasionally."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #128 from daghettochild_420:
         in pryce's challenege,can we attack with basic pokemon evolved from babies?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from starmiemaster:
         You don't expect any capacity problems at STS this weekend, do you? I sure don't want another Queen Mary =(
master_trainer_mike says, "nah, unless too many people show up....."
master_trainer_mike says, "come early!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from sanochu64:
         will the mini tournament start before the main showdown so people in the tournament can get a shot to play in erika's challenge cause i got a long lasting score to settle with the guy who was brock last year?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from daghettochild_420:
         will the shinning pokemon like gyrados and noctowl have the same rules as in japan,only one in a deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from yoshi1001:
         Is everyony glad they cancelled the (dew?)gong show after that performance?
master_trainer_mike says, "baw"
master_trainer_mike says, "ha"
master_trainer_mike says, "ha"
master_trainer_mike says, "ha"
master_trainer_mike says, "ha"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from daghettochild_420:
         when can we register for San Diego STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "how about AFTER THE ESTS!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "notice a pattern yet?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "HIS NAME WAS RICO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "HE WORE A DIAMOND!"
master_trainer_mike says, "blah blah blah blah blah blah"
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm"
master_trainer_mike says, "SIMON!"
master_trainer_mike says, "errrr...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #134 from daghettochild_420:
         when is san diego sts?
master_trainer_pat says, "later"
master_trainer_mike says, "we have no info about ANY west coast event yet!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hold yer water!"
master_trainer_mike says, "HER NAME WAS LOLA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "SHE WAS A SHOWGIRL!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH"
master_trainer_mike says, "MUD SWIRL!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AT THE COPA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "COPA CABANAAAAAAAA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I WILL keep singing until we get some questions!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #136 from starmiemaster:
         What goooes up! Must come down! Spinning wheel! Got ta go round!!! (ddaaaaaaAAA)
master_trainer_mike says, "RIDE A PAINTED PONY LET THE SPINNING WHEEL RIDE!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey IS that Freedo Rock(TM), Well then Turn it Up Man!"
master_trainer_mike says, "as in the frito bandito?"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, like the Neat-o Mosquit-o."
master_trainer_mike says, "AYE YI YI YI!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #138 from yoshi1001:
         For the initial coin flip, do different people have to flip and call the coin?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, one person flips and one person calls it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from sanochu64:
         and can your oppent wave his rt to cut you deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from daghettochild_420:
         when you plya defender oh erika's dratini,will it take damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "It could, trainers are calulated before Powers"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #141 from slowking_man:
         Say you evolve a Pikachu from a Pichu. Then, you evolve it into a Raichu. Does the Raichu count as a Stage 2 Pokemon, even though it says Stage 1?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it's still a stage one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from magmar2000:
         I have no Pokemon Qs, so, umm - See Tomb Raider? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "yup! It was....ok."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from haymakermaker:
         Any more info on Pokemon X?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon X was another name for CrossTrainer and as we have announced previously, VCrossTrainer has been removed from our schedule."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #145 from daghettochild_420:
         what does neo 2 magnemite first attack do?i dont understand it at all
master_trainer_pat says, "Lock-On will make it so that next turn, if you'restill facing the same defending P-mon, the flips for Electric Bolt will both beheads. Viola, instant 50 damage and paralysis"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from peekachoo1:
         So for the metal gym I could have 2 Skarmory, 1 Steelix, 1 Metal Energy? Would that be enough?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is only 4, you must have 8 of these types of cards in your deck. Could just double them all and it would work."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from yoshi1001:
         Why is Wizards no longer listed on the copyright line of Neo Pokemon cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "As per the licensors request."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from sanochu64:
         is there any set place you guys will be so we can like meet you i wouldlike to get you guys auto graph? what are you favorite cards i could get for you to sign
master_trainer_mike says, "DMT Mike will be with the 11-14 players, DAP Steve will be with the 15+, MT Pat will be with the 10 and under. I am the overall Tournament Manager so I will be wandering around everywhere."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #149 from yoshi1001:
         Do I have this right: The order of attack effects goes first by what's written on the card, the the Neo Rulebook?
master_trainer_pat says, "There is no set in stone rule, unfortunately."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #150 from sanochu64:
         do ya think beedrilkl would great a great deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "the new one? Yea, it isn't too bad."
master_trainer_mike says, "Its in my Thread the Weedle deck!"
master_trainer_pat says, "He beat me up with it yesterday."
master_trainer_mike says, "though Pat was getting bad draws...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #151 from sanochu64:
         on the wizards website is there any way players can get arcticle posted
master_trainer_pat says, "They can certainly post on the Pokegym message boards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from yoshi1001:
         Is it correct that Nidoking's toxic would place two damage counters between turns, rather than do 20 damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "correct!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from daghettochild_420:
         what is season 6 promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "pika?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from peekachoo1:
         I think you should have banned Rocket's Zapdos too, he's too powerful.
master_trainer_mike says, "wha? he's a good card but not a gamebreaker, needs at least 3 turns in most cases to do more than 20 damage AND it hurts itslef?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Good card but NOT busted..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from daghettochild_420:
         in the league,can we be ahead of our season?cuz i am in season 6 and i completed alll of season 5 and technicly it is season 5 for one week more/
master_trainer_mike says, "your league is not supposed to start a season early......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from sanochu64:
         if we are on bans the you should hve banned slowking it is very hurtingto just the oppent
master_trainer_mike says, "geez guys, hardly....."
master_trainer_mike says, "it is a Stage 1 that sits on their bench!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides, there are multiple ways to shut off Pokemonpowers too...."
master_trainer_mike says, "AND it is only a 50/50 flip just like Chaos Gym"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from daghettochild_420:
         which pika will be season 6?surffing?
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmmmmmmmm"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, any other questions about the ESTS we can aswer for you all? How many of you are going to be there?"
master_trainer_mike says, "What do YOU think will be the toughest deck types?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from starmiemaster:
         Me MTM!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Great!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from peekachoo1:
         Blaine's Magmar all the way!
master_trainer_pat says, "We hope to see you all at the STS this weekend, if wedon't well have a good weekend and we'll be back here next Thursday."
master_trainer_mike says, "Interesting...I prefer Blaine's Arcanine or Charizard but to each their own...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from yoshi1001:
         Hmm I'd say Trainer Denial Babyporter :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Still susceptible to powers being shut off......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #162 from sanochu64:
         in the gym hero's blaine's charmander kindel you you discerd the energybefore the damge would be blocked if discarding an oppents Metal energy!
master_trainer_pat says, "You would do all other effects of an attack last. So the Metal will reduce the damage before its removed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from starmiemaster:
         Giovanni's Machamp will 0wn you all
master_trainer_mike says, "possible but again if it loses it Pokemon power, better hope to flip well with the Focus Bands....."
master_trainer_pat says, "*Snore*"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from sanochu64:
         i'll be there be ware of my haymaker Pika veriant
master_trainer_mike says, "ok"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from daghettochild_420:
         go you have a slightest hint bout the format in San Diego?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from twinsen21_2000:
         Blaine's Charizard and Blaine's Ninetales... ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "hope you have good trainer support, could be fun"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from sanochu64:
         Dark Raichu a TR zapdos will own stellix and slowking!!
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from therattlesnake:
         Would Steel Energy come before or after Invisible Wall?
master_trainer_mike says, "before"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from peekachoo1:
         Where can we get a transcript of today's chat?
master_trainer_mike says, "at the Team Compendium web site!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from peekachoo1:
         Do you mean Blaine's Magmar doesn't have a chance?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno wait and see, it might"
master_trainer_pat says, "Actually I think it has a chance"
master_trainer_mike says, "hope you don;t face many Feraligatr deck's"
master_trainer_pat says, "Right"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from yoshi1001:
         Clarify: is Crosstrainer Canceled forever or just no long on the radar?
master_trainer_mike says, "canceled"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from daghettochild_420:
         blaines charizard,his arcanine,and brocks ninetails
master_trainer_mike says, "3 evo lines? possible but hope you get good draws"
master_trainer_pat says, "That is really hard to run..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from sanochu64:
         Good luck to everyone competing
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes good luck to you all and have fun!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's the spirit"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, we have to go pack and get ready for our early morning flight!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Take it easy everybody, travel safe and we'll see ya there"
master_trainer_mike says, "Keep an eye on the Pokegym for Tyais's updates as the ESTS goes!"