Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, August 03, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor

Log by Pokemn61, Associate Member of Team Compendium
NOTE: Numbering was ADDED by Team Compendium, the original chat did NOT have numbers!!!


Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Hey Pokemon hardcores! Not much new to announce thisweek, but MT Mike will be joining me shortly to help answer you ?'s"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I don't remember tellin you about this so..."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "There will be a foil-stamped Misty's Psyduck card with issue #10 of Top Deck magazine."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "That's the only new promo to announce so I'll dig into the questions for this week"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #1 from MLBMoltres:
         Gym: Heroes is missing many cards from the original Gym 1. Do you have any plans to use the missing cards in Gym: Challenge?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yea, the way it worked out is that the cards from theoriginal sets will be spread out among the two sets"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #2 from Delta00:
         how many of different rarity are in each pack (ex.: 4 commons 3 uncommons etc.)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Usually it will be 7 3 1"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Though one of the commons is energy"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #3 from MLBMoltres:
         Are you considering errata on the misprinted Team Rocket cards?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Not that I know of."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #4 from Scrye_Fung:
         When a card's attack "does damage to itself", is this damage consideredto be an ATTACK against the Defending Pokemon? Let's say you had an Electabuzz versus a TR Porygon and TR Porygon switched Electabuzz's Weakness to Lightning. You Thunderpunched with Electabuzz and flipped tails. Would Electabuzz receive 10 or 20 damage? Furthermore, would Defender prevent this damage? (Defender prevents damage from attacks).
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Well, assuming it was an attack that did damage to itself then defender would help with that damage."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #5 from MLBMoltres:
         Have you gained the rights to print the Neo series?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No word yet. We're hoping to hear something soon."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #6 from will94:
         Can you use Ancient Mew without an opaque black sleeve?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Absolutely not."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #7 from Scrye_Fung:
         If an attack Knocks Outs and Paralyzes Gyarados at the same time, wouldhe be able to do Final Beam. The rule book, page 21: "f) ... Do any damage first, then do any other effects, and finally, Knock Out ....". However page 22 indicates that you do g) Powers before i) status effects (thus coming to a "yes" conlcusion last week). According to page 21, the attack will paralyze Gyarados, disable Final Beam, then Knock Out Gyarados without him able to do Final Beam. Does"g) relevant Pokemon powers" on page 22 is refering to powers that modify the damage done, not Pokemon Powers which trigger when a Pokemon is Knocked Out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The answer has already been ruled on. Dark Gyaradoswould get off its final beam as it would take damage and be Knocked out BEFORE the attack efect (paralysis) goes into efect."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "This has been ruled on before and this is the official answer."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #8 from gooman:
         are the boosters at the pre release tornament 1st edition or unlimited
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I'm guessing they'll be unlimited"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #9 from gunterl:
         What is promo #19 ?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We don't know yet."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #10 from Delta00:
         how many of different rarity are in each pack (ex.: 4 commons 3 uncommons etc.)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "7 common, 3 uncommon, 1 rare one common will be energy"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #11 from Jonathan2:
         what is the latest status on the 15 trainer rule?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "still testing"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #12 from Big_Pappa_Poke:
         If you have 2 BlaineŐs Last Resort cards in your hand, can you use one of them? (It says that you can if you have no cards other than BlaineŐs Last Resort in your hand)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I'm not going to answer this because not everyone's had a chance to see the cards yet and it sounds like you may not have the true wording on those cards yet."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "sorry...:)"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #13 from gunterl:
         When will league locations get misty's seadra prerelease for legendary birds ad?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I would guess they'll be getting those within a couple weeks."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #14 from gooman:
         where is the 1st edition symbol on gym heroes packs and where is the 1st edition symbol on gym heroes box
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "On the pack it's in the lower left. I can't check a box at the moment though"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #15 from Delta00:
         what is a vanguard card?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Wrong game...that's from Magic."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #16 from zoink300:
         Will there be an East STS Qualifier in NJ?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I'm not sure all the dates have been finalized yet, though I would imagine there would be one within driving distance of NJ"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hi gang, just got back from a meeting."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "News from the latest Pokemon meeting (just got back)."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are looking into sanctioning the East Coast Mall Tour qualifiers and the East Coast STS. So playing in them will effect your DCIrating if this goes through."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Many people have asked how do you get invited to theTropical Mega Battle. Simple, the top 12 ranked players between the ages of 10-14 will receive an invitation. This event is happening specifically to interface with japanese players that are being sent over with Creatures Inc. It is a smaller event and thus will not have qualifiers for it."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There has been lots of questions about any rules changes in the game (like Trainer limits, minimum Pokemon numbers, etc.). Rest assured we are looking into several possible changes for sanctioned tournament structure to help maintain game balance and encourage variety for the game. It willtake plenty of time and testing on our part before any such possible changes will most likely occur."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Lastly, one last thank you for all the people who sent in Weedle cards for the Space Weedle. While I was very sorry that it got lostand never made it to the STS, it was returned days later. There are some new pictures of it (and Pat and I) up on my web site at http://home.earthlink.net/~seawolven/ . We plan on unveiling it to the public now at the East Coast STS instead (and we will ship it so that the airlines can't lose it again)!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #17 from Brocktrainer13:
         will there be a prize for the winners of gym heroes prerelease tournaments? If so , what?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That ultimately is up to the store running the event."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #18 from Lugia_2000:
         How many cards does Gym Heroes consist of??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "132"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #19 from Articuno21:
         Exactly what language is ancient mew in?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "A made up one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #20 from soslowpoke:
         What were some of the rare cards you guys got in your packs last week(Gym Heroes)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can't tell you (that would involve loss of donuts!!)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #21 from mewtwo54:
         Can you use league prizes if you buy them off the net?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Erika's Clefable is cool...."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Umkmm....not supposed to , no."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Whoops"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "HEY!!!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gimme that donut!!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #22 from Marril2000:
         Hi when will 1st editions go on sale on the Wotc on line store?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, I would recommend just checking it daily (they never tell us :( )."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #23 from Ninetales2000:
         Why did you choose Brock's Zubat level 5 to be a rare? You could have at least chosen some stage 1s or something you know.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Is this a Gym question????? Not out yet my friend :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #24 from lili_slickgirl:
         when will the second Gym Heroes set be released?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gym Challenge will be out in October."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #25 from gooman:
         isthe new top deck already released
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Should just be coming out now."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #26 from pokefan12345:
         When will Gym:Heros come out? On the website, it once said Aug. 7th, but it says Aug.14th now.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "August 14th as far as I know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #27 from soslowpoke:
         How many Energies do you get in Heroes boosters?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "1"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #28 from Delta00:
         what is promo #19?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No inof on it yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #29 from firetrainer:
         If you use gambler and it was the last card in your hand do you still have to shuffle your deck.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #30 from pikachu89:
         Is Gym Heroes Release Event on the 5 or 12? I konw of a WotC & Game Keeper doing it on the 5.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "August 5th"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #31 from Ninetales2000:
         Any Promo News?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nothing new sorry."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #32 from Chrisbo:
         Jungle Vileplume's Petal Dance attack says it becomes confused after doing damage. If all 3 flips are tails and the attack does no damage, does it still become confused or does it not?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "If it doesn't do damage then it doeesn't get confused."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #33 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Who is your favorite Pokemon
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Easy!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gang???"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "WEEDLE!!!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Excuse me on the Vileplume answer. The card states''Vileplume is now confused""

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #34 from pikachu89:
         Is the release date for Heroes the 7 or 14? If the 7, what locations/stores?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "August 14th."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #35 from NatasDeLaFiend:
         Is a misprinted jungle Electrode(holo) worth anything?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry we don't have anything to do with secondary market values. Check out mags like Top Deck, Scrye, or Inquest for tat sort of thing."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #36 from Scrye_Fung:
         Why not pairings in the Gym Heroes tournament? That way you can preventexperienced players from feeding off the less-experienced
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The point of the Release event is primarily to sneaksome new cards to the public so they can see them early. It is not really intended as a competitive tournament (it is not sanctioned)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #37 from CrystalMew:
         With Dark Alakazam's Teleport Blast attack do you have to switch Pokémon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, it says you "may". Your choice."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #38 from lili_slickgirl:
         how do i get a misty's seadra?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Either join the league and do the activity or just stop by a league location and the do the activity (don't have to join)."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Or you can earn it through the leagues the regular way"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #39 from Marril2000:
         What will come after GYM chalange?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nothing announced yet..........."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #40 from Ninetales2000:
         How come most of the stores that are doing prerelease don't have any info?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Please contact us with any specific stores so we canlook into it for you. Some stores should be getting their kits today."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #41 from soslowpoke:
         What are the rares in the Heroes theme decks?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not public info yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #42 from will94:
         which cards will not appear in gym heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Why that would be all of the cards besides the one that come in Gym Heroes...."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hgee heeheee"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #43 from Chrisbo:
         What happens if I use Prof.Oak and have less than 7 cards left in my deck? Do I lose immediately, or do I draw out the remainder of my deck and lose at the beginning of my next turn (if I don't do anything to replenish the deck like Recycle, Mr.Fuji,
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You only lose when you don't have any cards to draw on the card draw you must do on the start of your turn. So you would lose on your next turn if you didn't somehow get some cards back into your deck."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #44 from Ninetales2000:
         Any news on the Gym PCDs?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Rares in Hero's decks: Misty's-Misty's Tentacruel andMisty, Brock- Brock's Rydon and Brock, Lt. Surge- Lt. Surge's Magneton and Lt.Surge, Erika-Erika's Vileplume and Erika."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I was just down in the room for a bit, good to see you all here. :)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Now back to the questions...."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #45 from Chrisbo:
         Since Ancient Mew is now legal in tournament play, how do you "prove" its translation? With Japanese cards you must have an English equivalent. Do I have to carry around the Pokemon League playmat in my pocket or what?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You'll have to have a special decoder ring..."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Just kiddin' I would expect good trainers to know that card."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #46 from Marril2000:
         Eny info after the league Victory Road season?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are working on year 2 of the league but nothing official to announce yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #47 from pikachu89:
         Any infor on the East Coast STS? Date/Location?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sometime in November most likely. Beyond that nothing signed yet."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #48 from Ninetales2000:
         Will you make Koga and Giovanni PCDs for Gym: Challenge?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Most likely."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #49 from gunterl:
         any plans for neo in the US yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are still negotiationg."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #50 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Why is it that whenever a Pokemon chat comes along one of you is missing?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "This is our busy time of year...we go to alot of shows, tourneys, cons, etc"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Cuz MT Pat is actually schiztophrenic, I am just hisdominant personality :)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hee heeehee"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "D'oh"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Actually he is right, busy time of year."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I will be at Gen Con btw. Anyone here going??"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #51 from soslowpoke:
         What kind of Psyduck is promo #20? (Is it the same as the fossil Psyduck?)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, no specific info on it yet."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Great leave me to man the chat alone again..."
Master_Trainer_Pat smirks.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(I'll get you some more donuts in Milwaukee)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #52 from mewtwo54:
         Will there be new league prizes???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, no ifo there yet either."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #53 from Jonathan2:
         if ditto is against a clefable, can it keep on metrenoming metrenome and not consider STALLING?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #54 from Ninetales2000:
         Will there be energy for Gym Challenge?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #55 from Calathon:
         Can you clarify this ruling from a previous chat? It seems to be wrong.Since it only has 10HP, Swapping any counters to it would KO. Q. Could I DamageSwap damage counters to Clefairy Dolls, since it says, "Clefairy Doll doesn't count as a Knocked Ou

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #56 from firetrainer:
         Can mewtwo pull any energy from the discard pile, such as rainbow energy?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I asume you mean the WB Mewtwo...Yes it can."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "A Clefiary Doll would be taken out this way but not count as Knocked out so no prize card lost."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Furthermore, putting a Rainbow energy on from your discard pile won't make Mewtwo take 10 damage"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #57 from Imakuni007:
         What cards are left out from the gymhero set?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Like I mentioned earlier all the original Gym sets are split between the two sets now"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "all cards that contain the word "donut"......."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #58 from CaughtMew:
         why do 15+ people not get to go to the Tropical Mega Battle?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I don't know which ones are missing from the originalsets."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "This is an event set up to interface with Creatures Inc form Japan (the people who made the game) and they only want kids ages 11-14to participate."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #59 from lugia_2001:
         How many different energy cards are in the Gym Heroes set?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I've only seen the basic types so far..."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #60 from Ninetales2000:
         Why did you change the Gym Symbol for Gym Heroes?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I'm not sure of the reason for that change."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #61 from Ninetales2000:
         Do know what the official wording of The Rocket's Moltres is?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, I won't tell you the whole thing but it's power is Rebirth: When Rocket's Moltres is knocked out, put it back in your hand afterdiscarding it. You can't do this if R Moltres is Asleep, etc"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #62 from lili_slickgirl:
         will there be any new promo's this year?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."
Master_Trainer_Pat grins evilly.

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #63 from pikachu89:
         Why didn't any of my leagues have Misty's Seadra to give out for doing the legendary bird crossword? Will they get them soon? And When?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Well, they hadn't been sent to stares yet. Yes they'll get them soon. I don't know."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ok, back up onstage again :)"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #64 from Ninetales2000:
         Can you make a Ninetales Promo? :)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Hmm. We'll work on it.."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It interesting down with the crowd, you should try it sometime Pat :)"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Done that in my grunge days..."
Master_Trainer_Pat smiles.

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #65 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Are you gonna stop making Fossil when Gym Heroes are out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nothing announced like this yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #66 from soslowpoke:
         Can Wizards print neo, vending sets, or Southern Islands sets yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Still working on getting future sets."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "But I did make our own MT Trainer cards for fun :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #67 from Marril2000:
         How many badges are there going to be after the Victory Road season?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but they are still working out next years logistics."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #68 from Master_Wizard788:
         are there Sabrina's gastly-gengar and Sabrina's abra-alakazam in gym heros?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The latest Top Deck has a complete card list."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #69 from Delta00:
         you guys considering limiting trainers to 15 a deck
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "One of the many options that are being looked into and tested for possible tournament formats."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #70 from Jonathan2:
         why reprint the energy in heroes when we have base set 2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Base Set won't be out forever."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #71 from zackarino:
         Any tips on a good deck
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Start with 4 weedles........"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #72 from Delta00:
         is their any plans for bans/restrictions
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Same answer, no plans but things are being looked into."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #73 from Jigglytush:
         Will the Pokemon cards of GB will be published by Wizards like the GB Meowth
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Haven't heard of that happening."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #74 from Ninetales2000:
         Why didn't WOTC use the Japanese format of Holo AND rare in every pack?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Different markets have different needs."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #75 from CrystalMew:
         Is Gym Heros going to have the same foil patteren as Base1-Fossil?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Roughly the same, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #76 from lili_slickgirl:
         where will i get a Cool Porygon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You can try and earn 1 in the Victory Road season inyour league (after season 8). But you have to have all 8 badges to try."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #77 from PokeDoc_Rabideau:
         In a previous chat session you guys stated that if a Pokémon knocks outa Dark Gyarados with an attack that causes paralysis on a coin flip and the flip is heads, Dark Gyarados still may use its Pokémon Power: Final Beam since it was knocked out before the paralysis was applied, however, the rulebook says thatPokemon are knocked out after effects are applied, even if the Pokemon already has taken enough damage to KO it, can yo uplease explain the ruling?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not really, there are some things that R&D is discussing with Japan about timing in the game. For now, our answers stands but do keep in mind they are subject to change."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #78 from firetrainer:
         Can you answer any question about Gym Heroes yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but not until they are mass released."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #79 from gunterl:
         are there going to be exclusive "theme deck" cards like there were in Japan in gym?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Our theme decks won;t be the same as japans."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #80 from Delta00:
         what are the odds of getting a holo in a Gym: Heores packs
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Same as usual, 1 in 3."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #81 from Scrye_Fung:
         When a card's attack "does damage to itself", is this damage consideredto be an ATTACK against the Defending Pokemon? Let's say you had an Electabuzz versus a TR Porygon and TR Porygon switched Electabuzz's Weakness to Lightning. You Thunderpunched with Electabuzz and flipped tails. Would Electabuzz receive 10 or 20 damage?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "20, it is considered an attack."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #82 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         My holo jungle Clefable is lighter in the text and the flower symbol than it should be. But it past the light test with flying colorless (get it?) Is it counterfeit?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I can't say without looking at it, it might just be a misprint."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #83 from Ninetales2000:
         Did WOTC tell the stores doing the prerelease to make it have a fee?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is up to the indivual store (just like for the league itself)."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "individual......."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I do remember how to spell :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #84 from Marril2000:
         Are the bottom of the cards going to keep the style and add a pokedex box where the head is supose to go?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, the heads are on the cards."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "The weakness/resistance/retreat stuff is moved over slightly."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #85 from will94:
         Why does Ancient Mew have to be in an opaque black sleeve?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Because otherwise it would count as a marked card."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #86 from Delta00:
         what is the official release date for Gym: Heroes know, and will it change again?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "August 14th is the last date I was told."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #87 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Does Alakazam's Damage Swap Pokemon Power apply Weakness and Resistance?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, it is NOT an attack."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #88 from Marril2000:
         Will promo 18 Team Rocket's Meowth have a GYM style bottom witht the rocket head?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Haven't seen it yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #89 from squirtle_master:
         Will the east coast STS be under our current format, or might there be rules changes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno yet."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #90 from lili_slickgirl:
         can i play an ancient mew card without an oquaqe back sleeve but with apokemon card in the back to cover?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It would be too thick tat way."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #91 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         My Dark Raichu says evolves from Pikachu Put Raichu on the Stage 1 card. Is that a mistake?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #92 from MLBMoltres:
         Rumor has it on the PokeGym that you will be using the old foil patterns for Gym, the same as Base-Fossil. Is this correct?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #93 from lugia_2001:
         ask/ How many different energy cards are in the Gym Heroes Set?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "6"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "all basic"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #94 from lili_slickgirl:
         where can i get an oquaque back sleeve?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Card collectables shops have them"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #95 from Polyester_Dash_DJZ:
         Now, if two cards, which may be different, have the same name, they areconsidered the same card, and must have a 4 card per deck limit. Now, I was wondering about Japanese cards...I think it's been mentioned that you may play Japanese cards in your d
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes... and...Japanese don't count as different named cards if that's what you were going to say./?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #96 from firetrainer:
         If my dark charlizard was hit with smoke sceen. what order would I do the attack?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You would check for Smolescreen BEFORE you flip coins for the attack and then later discard fire energy."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #97 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Can Clefairy, Clefable, or Dark Wartortle evolve into Gyarados or Dark Gyarados?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is possible for Clefable or Clefairy to MetronomeTR Magickarp's Rapid Evolution and thus evolve into Gyarados or Dark Gyarados, yes."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Dark Wartortle?? No. Clefairy, Clefable Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #98 from CrystalMew:
         If I use Dark Alakazam's Teleport Blast attack do I have to switch my Pokémon or can Dark Alakazam remain active?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You have the coice, it says "may"."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #99 from pokefan12345:
         If Trapper becomes as dominant as a lot of people are predicting, what will WotC do to change that?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "A lot people predicted Aerodactyl decks would dominate and tey didn't. Why not wait and see what happens?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #100 from Ninetales2000:
         Will Gym PCDs be more expensive than normal because they have 3 rares? Or will the price be the same?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "3 rares??? Where did you hear that? They will be the same price as normal."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "3 rares...you're speculatin' now.."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #101 from lugia_2001:
         How many different energy cards are in the Gym Heroes Set?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "6"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Just the 6 basic energy types."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #102 from a0030:
         how do you know your dci ranking number
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The top players are listed in Top Deck."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #103 from gunterl:
         any plans for vending cards yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #104 from soslowpoke:
         Will Mike give us promo news?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If I had any new news I would :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #105 from lili_slickgirl:
         how do i get an Eevee Promo card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You could have earned them in Season 7 in the league."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #106 from Master_Wizard788:
         If gym heroes has Sabrina's gastly-gengar, will it have both versions of each?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Don't sweat it, it doesn't..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #107 from MLBMoltres:
         What's up with Brock's Zubat, Erika's Clefairy, and Misty Goldeen beingrares? Was this to balance the common/uncommon/rare ratio in Heroes?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Gastly, Haunter are in Gym Heroes"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is up to ther people that don't tell us why............"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #108 from Ninetales2000:
         Instead of trainer limit, would you do a Pokemon limit? Like least number of Pokemon = 20 or something?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Any suggestions you have, email them in to us so we can check them out."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #109 from soslowpoke:
         What kind of coin is in Gym Heroes theme decks?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "But remember this is Pokemon, not trainermon."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Starmie"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #110 from squirtle_master:
         Will the East Coast have any possible changes in effect? Is this undecided, or a deffinate no?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nothing announced yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #111 from gunterl:
         can i take all 9 cards with nightly garbage run? official ruling please.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What do you mean? You can only return 3 cards (energy or Pokemon only)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #112 from Ninetales2000:
         When should leagues get the Team Rocket's Meowth?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is not public knowledge, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #113 from Ninetales2000:
         Clefable CAN use MP Moltres's Hyper Flame if the Clefable had a Fire energy, right? What about a Rainbow energy?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That would work too."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #114 from lili_slickgirl:
         are any of the japanese promo cards going to be in english?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Probably."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #115 from Imakuni007:
         Will there be a arctic mega tournament for Alaska
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmmm,......no."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #116 from CrystalMew:
         Will there be a Promotional card in the Pokemon The Movie 2000 video?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Too early to tell."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #117 from squirtle_master:
         Does the rule about showing up if you have 3 badges apply to the East Coast STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I haven't been told but my guess is yes."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(geez, now I sound like a magic 8 ball now)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #118 from CaughtMew:
         How many different promos are there including prerelease, black star, foil stamped, etc.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't keep count :)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "at least 30 though."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #119 from MLBMoltres:
         Will Heroes cards be legal in the upcoming STS East Qualifiers?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #120 from Jigglytush:
         Will The GB Pokemon cards Like GB Promo Meowth Will be released like Courtney's Moltres From Pokemon Trading Card game from Bame Boy?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have no idea."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #121 from squirtle_master:
         Was the Space Weedle really lost, or do you just want it all for yourselves? :eyes MT's suspiciously:
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Hey!1"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We were at LAX airport until 1 am waiting for the darn thing so you could see it at the STS. I was bummed it disappeared. It showed up back here at WOTC 2 days later."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Doggone it"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #122 from CrystalMew:
         Will there be a promo card in the Pokemon 2000 video?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "dunno"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #123 from cervante:
         Is there another way to sign up for the gym heroes release event then going to the store because i don't have time to get to the store and sign up
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, you might try calling them though."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #124 from hitmonjen:
         Will there be any STS locations in Canada?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I think that's it..."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "YOu mean for the mall tour?? Not that I know of this time."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #125 from cervante:
         are there plan for a regular size legendary bird card
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Haven't heard of one."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #126 from cervante:
         how many rare cards do you get in a gym booster
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "1"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "uno"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #127 from CrystalMew:
         Any news about the Pokemon League after Victory Road?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There will be one, beyond that? Nuthin' yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #128 from Delta00:
         what is the maximum amount of people that are suppoose to come to a prerelse tourney
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "36-54 (up to the store to decide)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #129 from Jigglytush:
         Is there any way you can get the past Promos from the TCG League besides trading?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Besides the cool porygon you can try to win in Victory Road season."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #130 from zoink300:
         on the jungle Seaking card it says put Seaking on the Stage 1 card, Seaking is the stage 1 card so could you evolve Seaking into Seaking and cure ailments?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #131 from gunterl:
         if i use venusaur promo's megadrain, can i take off 20 damage COUNTERS?the card says take off a number of damage COUNTERS equal to half the damage done to the defending pokemon.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, don't be silly."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #132 from MLBMoltres:
         You mention that Gym: Heroes isn't out yet, but technically it is. The spoiler was already released in the recent TopDeck issue. :)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Right! The spoiler was, the cards are not out yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #133 from zackarino:
         why in base set is caterpie rarer then metapod?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "me?"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "nope"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "yup"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #134 from CrystalMew:
         We all know MTM's favorite Pokemon, but what is MTP's favorite Pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Scyther"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #135 from Chrisbo:
         The Jungle Vileplume card says "Vileplume is now confused (after doing damage)". So what if NO DAMAGE is done?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is still confused."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is just stating when you would place the confusion effect."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #136 from DBD127:
         I'm new to this chat and my screen wasn't set up right. I don't know if you answered my question or not but...here goes one last time: Can multiple Defenders be attached to one Pokemon to prevent a "self destruct" attack from killing themselves?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #137 from MLBMoltres:
         Will the East Coast STS help you decide on possibly banning cards, or imposing trainer limits?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "maaaybe."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #138 from Cute_Pikachu:
         when will the gym Heroes set be realeased?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "august 14th is the street date."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #139 from lugia_2001:
         When is southern island english coming out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "no plans yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #140 from gunterl:
         more info on prerelease misty seadra, please. i thought you got it by taking in the extra cardthat comes with the legendary bird promo cards.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Correct, you take it to a league location , do an activity and then you get the card. OR you can join the league and do the activity to get it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #141 from Delta00:
         do you play counter-strike
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not me, pat?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "doh! he's on a donut break right now...."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #142 from cervante:
         How many rare card do a gym booster have
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Same as normal."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #143 from gooman:
         Is Erika's Graceful Attack card in Gym Hero's? IF it is, did u guys change the text for it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Check out Top Deck for a spoiler on Heroes, otherwise you have to wait until it is out."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #144 from gunterl:
         whats the correct pronounceation for lugia?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Its actually pronounced, throck-warbling-mangrove."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #145 from cervante:
         what will be the next promo card after the DK persain
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well there is the Team Rocket Meowth for seaon 8 in the league, and you can try to earn Promo Psyduck and Cool Porygon in the Victory Road season after that."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #146 from lugia_2001:
         When is Southern Islands coming out in english?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "no plans yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #147 from Cute_Pikachu:
         Is it true that when i hget gym Challenge(is that it?) that i will get a Sabrina's Venomoth even though Sabrna isn't even released yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, check out the spoiler."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #148 from pikachu89:
         MT Mike where, when, etc. is Gen Con?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "August 10-13th in Milwaukee, WI."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #149 from Mr_mystery:
         Are there any plans for Gym 2 Yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You mean Gym:Challenge?? Out in October."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #150 from MLBMoltres:
         Do you plan on creating another Space Weedle so I can send in the rest of my Weedles?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I will be building a wall of weedles to place behindthe Space Weedle (to help accentuate it), feel free to keep sending Weedles :)So the world can see who you are."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #151 from CrystalMew:
         What was the final Weedle count for the Space Weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Last count was close to 900."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Sabrina's Venomoth is in the Gym Heroes set."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #152 from Mr_mystery:
         Are you sure about the Metronome Rapid Evolution thing? You're breakingyour own rules with that ruling. It says in the rulebook, "if it evolves from so-and-so". Clefairy/Fable isn't so-and-so, since it has no picture of it in the corner of a gyarados
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is the OFFICIAL answer from Japan my friend."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #153 from Chrisbo:
         Hey Pat, did MT_Mike give you one of the copies of the Rulings Compendiums I gave to him at the STS, or is he hoarding them all to himself (grin)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "He has seen it from on the web. I wrote to pokesensei about it, make suer he writes back to me :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #154 from Mr_mystery:
         why are some of the Japanese Cards that were common in the Japanese Setrare in the American Gym Set?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Different markets gang, please stop trying to comapre them, they are NOT the same."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #155 from pikachu89:
         Was Squirtle ever intended to be a character other than a turtle? If so, what was he intended to be?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "?????? Admit it, you've drank WAY too much soda today hane't you :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #156 from hitmonjen:
         What are 'League Prizes?'
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maybe they mean badges or promo cards?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #157 from Mr_mystery:
         do you have any info on bannings or Preposition 15(The 15 Trainers Rule)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, it is one of many things we are checking out as possible tournament formats."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #158 from Brocktrainer13:
         when is this years tropical mega battle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Next month."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #159 from Mr_mystery:
         Did you all intend for people who wanted to translate Ancient Mew to get a sheet for it from the League? If so, what are you going to do about the sites that allow you to simply print up a translation, like Pojo.com?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That was how it was originally intended, but information flows freely in the cyber-age."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #160 from CrystalMew:
         Are there any plans for another American exclusive card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "maaaaybe."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #161 from Matt654321:
         what is your email addresses
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "write to us at custserv@wizards.com ."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #162 from squirtle_master:
         Will the east coast sts have a limit on people?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hopefully not."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #163 from CrystalMew:
         Will the Nintendo Power Mewtwo and Dark Persion be released in the league so more people have a chance to get those wonderful cards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is always possible but I haven't heard of any plans yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #164 from pikachu89:
         Will you consider going back to a 3 hour chat from 2-5 PM PDT? The last few weeks all questions haven't been answered at the chat.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If it stays real busy maybe. But it would have to be a few weeks from now as we are very busy with convention season."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #165 from CrystalMew:
         Do you want the 15 trainer limit to happen?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Me personally? I like it but am open to seeing how it and all the other suggestions work in testing."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #166 from Mr_mystery:
         What are you going to do about the cards that are "Too Broken," aka TR's Trap and Chaos Gym. Will they be banned?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No plans on any bannings at this time."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #167 from Delta00:
         where can we see the MT trainer cards that you guys made for fun?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, I would probably lose my job if I showed them,but I'll ask :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #168 from Mr_mystery:
         How much would it cost EXTRA to produce a foil in every pack? $1, $2 extra...
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It has more to do with flooding the market with them, the fact that you don't need many of them for a balanced deck (and it is a game after all), etc."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #169 from gooman:
         Has the latest topdeck with the psyduck promo come out everywhere yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well, I've got mine, should hit everywhere soon."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #170 from Mr_mystery:
         How long will the victory road session be?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "6 weeks as usual."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #171 from pokefan12345:
         Are there any plans for a base set 3? I'm sure you've heard of how people don't like base set 2. (funny mode) Plans for Base Set 3? Kill it. Kill it. j/k.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #172 from soslowpoke:
         What will happen if I don't have all 8 badges in Victory Road? (Will I still get a Victory Road book?, How will I get the promos?)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You will have the chance to keep trying to earn you rmissing badges during Victory road season. You can only get the book if you have all 8 badges though."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #173 from gengarito:
         WHERE CAN I GET AN ANCIENT MEW?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They were given out for the Pokemon 2000 movie whilesupplies lasted."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #174 from DBD127:
         Can multiple Plus Power trainers be attached to a pokemon to cause extra damage?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #175 from gengarito:
         WHERE CAN I GET PROMO CARDS?,HOW?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Each one is different, some through the league, somethrough magazines, etc."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #176 from Marril2000:
         Will WotC ever create a set that will never be released in JAPAN?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't own the game gang. So unlikely."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #177 from CrystalMew:
         Why is it that the Gym Heros promos (Psyduck and Seadra) are all Misty's Pokemon?

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #178 from bLaStOiSe_BoY:
         Any info on were the East STS will be?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #179 from Ninetales2000:
         What is MT Pats fave Pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "He always chooses Scyther."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Syther"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #180 from Matt654321:
         is there gonna be a w stamped Psyduck in te next Top Deck
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #181 from pokefreak75:
         If you put a normal card behind Ancient Mew can you use it
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #182 from Mr_mystery:
         Are there any other plans for Promos? Like the 5 Holo Vending Set from Japan?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nothing like that that I've heard of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #183 from pokefreak75:
         People at my league say Blastoise is a satge 3 I think different who isright
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "He is a stage 2."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #184 from CrystalMew:
         At the Gym Heros Prerelease Tournament will you be able to use cards you traded for? (Like say I got a Misty's Seadra and traded for an LT. Surge's Electabuzz. Could I use the Buzz?)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Technically you are only supposed to use your deck and the cards form the boosters you are given. It would be up to your store to decide the specifics."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #185 from DBD127:
         When the new gym cards are released, will I be able to go somewhere andby an "Erika" deck?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #186 from will94:
         what is a marked card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "A card that you can tell what it is by a galnce (without seeing the front). It might have a different back, be scractehd or writtenon in some way, be more worn out than the other cards, etc."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #187 from Polyester_Dash_DJZ:
         Ugh. I truly blame ichat for that...it's been mentioned you may play Japanese cards in your DECK, but Japanese cards don't necessarily have the same names as their American counterparts. So, what about this loophole? Or will you simply allow us to put
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It will be counted as the same name as the English version."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #188 from gunterl:
         garbage run says 3 pokemon, 3 evolutions AND/OR 3 energies. that could mean 9 cards...
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #189 from gengarito:
         HOW MANY CARDS ARE IN TOTAL ,(ALL)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "With gym and promos, over 600 so far, right?"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #190 from Imakuni007:
         do you have all the cards?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I'm missing some Gym Heroes stuff..."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "should we say yes, pat?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #191 from Lazarus9:
         does The Gym Hero set have a card numbered 133/132 like Team Rocket had83/82
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I think I did..."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #192 from will94:
         Mike, where can I see the space weddle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There are pictures of it on my web site at http://home.earthlink.net/~seawolven ."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #193 from Paokkk:
         Where is the printing place in minnesota?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Otherwsie it will be at the East Coast STS."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Located in an old missle silo, deep underground"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "???? dunno."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "OH YEAH!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #194 from Jimm79:
         Is the OFFICIAL release date for Gym Heroes on the 14th or the 7th?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "14th."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #195 from IKendall:
         Do all pokemon in Heroes relate to one of the first 4 leaders, or are there some from all 8?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "There are some from the second 4 trainers"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #196 from gengarito:
         HOW CAN I PLAY POKEMON TRADING CARD GAME ON LINE??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, we don't have anything for that."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #197 from gooman:
         How can you get to the tropical mega trainer battle? can you win any contests?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Only by invitation."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #198 from gooman:
         do you know exactly where the east super trainer showdown will be?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We have a good idea, we just can't announce it yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #199 from Jimm79:
         If the Tropical Mega Battle for 2000 is next month, then what is going to happen to the folks who win the East Coast STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummm, they are really cool???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #200 from squirtle_master:
         About how long should it take to have word on Neo's availability in theus?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is still in negotiation, I ahve no idea, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #201 from BuIbasaur:
         Does every League location have a Prerelease Tournement?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #202 from guest64:
         Is thier any difference between the new energy cards in Gym Heroes and the ones from Base set
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Gym energy has a gym expansion symbol on it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #203 from ROD10:
         how many anceint mew were made for the movie this year?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "a WHOOOOLE lot!"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #204 from ROD10:
         how come pichu is pikachu's unevolved stage but pikachu says that its abasic pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Because NEO introduces baby Pokemon"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is a neo question, no coemprendez Neo."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #205 from pokefreak75:
         Why Aren't There Any HMs In The League
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Que?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "HMs???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #206 from ROD10:
         how many decks can you have in the pokemnon leuge

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #207 from Master_Wizard788:
         would you give me a list of (if any) Sabina's pokemon that are in gym heroes (but please don't say anything that has to deal with top deck)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "as many as you want."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I can't list them, but there are a handful"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummm...no."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #208 from Rainbow_Trainer:
         MTM... I read that there is a 1:2 ratio for foils in the upcoming Gym Heroes expansion set... is this accurate..??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but that is not accurate."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #209 from IKendall:
         what is the ratio of rare:uncommon:common:energy in Gym, boosters
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "6 common, 3 uncommon, 1 rare, 1 energy."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #210 from CrystalMew:
         Will Gym Heros and Gym Challenge be allowed at the East Coast STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Most likely yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #211 from ROD10:
         how do i get the promo arcanine???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You could have earned that card in season 6 I think,in the league."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #212 from gooman:
         who would get invited to the tropical mega battle
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Top 12 rated dci players ages 11-14."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #213 from Trainer_Tim:
         When will the Seadra prerelease card be available?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Should be out now (some stores will be getting theirs today)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #214 from gooman:
         will u be able to buy packs of gym heroes at the pre release tournament
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #215 from bLaStOiSe_BoY:
         Is there any where else I can see the Space Weedle other than your webpage because my settings won't let me on that page?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It will be at the East Coast STS."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #216 from Trainer_Tim:
         When neo comes out will you need like Pichu to evole into Pikachu or what?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Not quite, but that's all I'll say for now."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #217 from Jimm79:
         Will the "Chaos Gym" Gym/Stadium card ever be printed?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, but it's not in Heroes...."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #218 from Rainbow_Trainer:
         Will the foil ratio be similar to the other sets then... 1:3..??
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #219 from Big_Pappa_Poke:
         Is the Gym:Heroes Prerelease tournaments supposed to be played by DCI rules? and are participants allowed to play more than 1 deck during the tournament?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It should be but it is not sanctioned. You should only play with 1 deck."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #220 from IKendall:
         I read an "unofficial" Gym Heroes list on PokeGym, and Brock's Ninetales was missing. Is it likely to be in Challenge instead?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "maaaybe :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #221 from CrystalMew:
         what is the URL to MTM's site??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "http://home.earthlink.net/~seawolven"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, on the Ninetales."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Doh!! That is another donut taken from you Pat!!!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I've had my sharre today"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #222 from guest64:
         What is the Choas Gym do
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You will have to wait until Challenge to find out."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Makes it difficult to play trainers."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Ohhh!"
Master_Trainer_Pat grins evilly.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Boy, he is just leaking info left and right today ain't he???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #223 from IKendall:
         how many foils are in Heroes? (Cheers Pat!)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I'm just all about tellin secrets today."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "ok, ok, I'll leak too, 15."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "18"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "do I hear 11??"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Whoops 19."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hee hee hee"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "If you count the Trainers(Leaders)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #224 from mews:
         besides two gym boosters are there go to be any other free stuff like mistys sedra given at the leauge this weekend
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "nothing set up specifically."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Rares in Hero's decks: Misty's-Misty's Tentacruel andMisty, Brock- Brock's Rydon and Brock, Lt. Surge- Lt. Surge's Magneton and Lt.Surge, Erika-Erika's Vileplume and Erika."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "geez, Pat! We won't have any secrets to give out next week!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Unless we talk about your bunny slippers........"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hee hee hee"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Ha Ha, chat canceled"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "J/K"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #225 from Jimm79:
         Do you guys think there is any card(s) in Gym: Heroes that is worthy tobe in a Haymaker? Pleez answer this..
Master_Trainer_Pat laughs hysterically.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Haymaker??? Who still plays that old thing???"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Thread the Weedle deck is the future!!!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Hmmm, there's a few that bear lookin at..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #226 from Scrye_Fung:
         Can we do pairings @ the Gym Heroes: Prerelease?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dude, you keep asking. As fas as I know, no!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #227 from stevepw:
         Please have the announcement again.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "ok."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Rockeet's Scyther is pretty Worthy"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are looking into sanctioning the East Coast Mall Tour qualifiers and the East Coast STS. So playing in them will effect your DCIrating if this goes through."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Many people have asked how do you get invited to theTropical Mega Battle. Simple, the top 12 ranked players between the ages of 10-14 will receive an invitation. This event is happening specifically to interface with japanese players that are being sent over with Creatures Inc. It is a smaller event and thus will not have qualifiers for it."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There has been lots of questions about any rules changes in the game (like Trainer limits, minimum Pokemon numbers, etc.). Rest assured we are looking into several possible changes for sanctioned tournament structure to help maintain game balance and encourage variety for the game. It willtake plenty of time and testing on our part before any such possible changes will most likely occur."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Lastly, one last thank you for all the people who sent in Weedle cards for the Space Weedle. While I was very sorry that it got lostand never made it to the STS, it was returned days later. There are some new pictures of it (and Pat and I) up on my web site at http://home.earthlink.net/~seawolven/ . We plan on unveiling it to the public now at the East Coast STS instead (and we will ship it so that the airlines can't lose it again)!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That's it :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #228 from Rainbow_Trainer:
         MTM... how do you feel the West STS went...??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I enjoyed it. More people came than some expected (not me though). We learned lots of things to imrpove for the next one and I gotthe chance to meet many of you cool people!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Pat?"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "There are about a dozen Sabrina's Pokemon in Heroes, yes."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What was your experience with the STS?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #229 from stevepw:
         On the website for the space weedle, who is MT Mike and who is MT Pat?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I am the balding one, Pat looks like a short Tom Cruise."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "See ya next week, I'll be here on Thursday."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Do I have to pay you the regular fee for referring tome as a short T.C.?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #230 from Master_Wizard788:
         I had to cut out, was my question on sabrina's pokemon answered?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Check out the Top Deck spoiler for a list of cards in the set."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #231 from Trainer_Tim:
         I would have been in the prerelease tournement but he said just get there early because the first people there get in, is this how its supposed to runand will some of the prizes be lllike 10 bosster packs of gym or what!!??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Normally they should preregister for this event. Prizes are up to them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #232 from BuIbasaur:
         If not all league location have a prerelease tournement, why do I call the Wizards help and they say all league location have a Prerelease tournement?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They were wrong, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #233 from gengarito:
         WHAT ARE THE TRAINERS ON ALL THE SETS
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "blue. :)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hee hee hee"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #234 from super_saiyan_trunks:
         what are all the rares in the gym heroes sets???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "we are not here for this sort of thing."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #235 from gengarito:
         WHEN THE 152TO 251 POKEMON CARDS WILL APPEAR
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "no plans yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #236 from Trainer_Tim:
         I have seen Rockets Hitmonchan and i think its great have you seen it yet and if yes do you like it
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "it is a cool card."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ok gang, time to go!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ginger is in a hurry so we gotta run :)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Pat will be here next week and I will be at Gen Con."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Please be nice to him and I hope I get to meet up withmore of you."