Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, August 17, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor
BIG Thanks to Magmar2000 of Pokeschool for his RAW log.


Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hi gang! Back from Gen Con Master Mike and MasterPat are in da house!!!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "But FIRST, a few announcements."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "THere will be an East Coast Mall stop in Miami on Oct 28-29."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is missing from our web site and it is at the Galleria in Ft. Lauderdale."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Also, we are working out the plans for the Gym Challenge Release event and we are looking to add more locations possibly."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Lastly, I just wanted to say thank you to all of thepeople that are still sending in Weedle cards and those of you I had the chanceto meet at Gen Con."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You guys rock!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "And now the questions, MT Pat??"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Now for the Gym Heroes questions"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Ready"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Phah, she played well :)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ok, to your questions...."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #16 from TrueTobias:
         At the East Coast STS will the 3 Badge entrance be available still and what is the estimated date for it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but we don't have any official dates/times/info on the East Coast STS yet. As you know we don't leak it until it is ready..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #18 from Electabuzz_13:
         Is the east cost STS being held in the meadow lands in NJ?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #20 from pikachu89:
         If you evolve Erika's Oddish Lv. 12 into Erika's Gloom and it has a DCEattached, does the DCE stay as Grass energy or revert to being DCE?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It would revert to a DCE"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #22 from pikachu89:
         Will they play test Prop Evolutions proposal?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno what is that? Email any suggestions to us at custserv@wizards.com."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Also, when you guys ask questions about Gym Pokemon that may have different levels please refer to the HP of the one you are asking about. Like Erika's Oddish (40 HP). Thanks."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #24 from pikachu89:
         If you have an active Ditto, and they have a Lv. 10 Lt. Surge's Rattata, the Ditto does Focus Energy. Next turn the opponent retreats the Rattata and puts out a Lv. 12 (Base Set) Pikachu. Does the Dottos' Gnaw attack do 10 or 20 damage?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It would do 20, yes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #29 from Articuno21:
         Have you got the Neo rights yet??!!
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Sorry, nothing to announce yet..."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #35 from gunterl:
         what is promo #19 ??????
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Promos: 17: Dark Persian, 18:TR Meowth, 19:?, 20: Psyduck."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Sorry, no word on 19 yet"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #33 from Rainbow_Trainer:
         How does the Pokemon Power - Hay Fever effect trainers, more to the point Stadium trainer cards, already in play..??
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Once D. Vileplume is in play, no more stadium cards(trainers) can be played. It will not remove the ones in play."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #36 from Meowth52:
         Can we get some official, formally announced rulings posted on Wizard'ssite, or better yet, the rulebook? The chat transcripts are a mess, with many questions repeated over and over with different answers. Rulings like on the Metronome are confusin
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are working on gathering the info. There is a rules compendium web site put out by some fans tat we are looking to link to for you."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #37 from zoink300:
         if ditto transforms into blastoise can it use raindance with non water energy
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No you can't. ONly water energy from your hand can be rain danced."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #38 from gunterl:
         The pokemon league that I go to ran out of TMs, is there a way I can get them?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They should contact us for replacements."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #40 from soslowpoke:
         what kind of Psyduck is promo 18?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't have info yet sorry."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #43 from Electabuzz_13:
         where and when is the sts?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It will be in New Jersey...don't have a date yet"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #44 from Mr_mystery:
         Any new info on Bannings, Prep15, Prep2T, etc., or are they just in playtesting?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "November something"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope not yet, we will be playtesting for a hwile."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #45 from Beats:
         Which is better base set squirtle or team rocket squirtle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "THat would be the Weedle Squirtle!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I like the base Squirtle better"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #47 from soslowpoke:
         What was your first Gym Heroes rare?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I wanted a Oingo Boingo Weedle (points if you get the joke)......"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Erika's Clefable.."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #48 from lugia_2001:
         Is Base Set 3 real?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not yet, no......."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #49 from Mr_mystery:
         Any new info on Promos(Pokemon League, etc.)?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nothing really new to announce"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #50 from Ninetales2000:
         Why is Misty's Psyduck weak to Grass?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Because she raised it better????"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We just translate the cards"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "That's what the Japanese one was..."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #51 from Master_Katsura:
         For Team Rocket's Meowth,Do you count Meowth and the active Pokemon in play?So Team Rocket's Meowth does up to 120HP?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, he could."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #54 from char_e_zard21:
         my friend has a blastoise card that is missing the word "stage" in the reminder text, how rare is this card, and how did it come to be??/
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I don't know, though it doesn't sound like a common misprint"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #52 from Ninetales2000:
         What is Promo 19 and 24?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #55 from Ninetales2000:
         Why did you make Misty's Goldeen rare instead of Seaking?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Because Misty's Goldeen was only available in the Japanese PCD's"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "BTW gang, we are in the process of playtesting various possible tournament formats, some of which you have heard of the 15 trainer limit, or various others. We have no new information to comment about this testing at this time so please don't keep asking."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #58 from Mr_mystery:
         Any new info on a Pokemon Movie 2000 Promo Mail in offer like in the Pokemon the First Movie mail in offer?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Actually I'm not certain whether WB is doing anythinglike that...you would have to contact them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #59 from Magikarp87:
         If I attach a PlusPower to my Electabuzz, use Thunderpunch and flip tails, does the attack do 40 to the opponent and 20 to me? What about if it's damage to bench Pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Plus Power anly does 10 additional to the Defending Pokemon"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #61 from firetrainer:
         When you use Misty,s starmie swift, Do you still have to flip for sand attack?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Staryu has the Swift attack BTW"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #63 from Ninetales2000:
         Can you use recall to evolve Gyarados to Dark Gyarados? Then if you useDevo spray which one do you take off?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I'm assuming you mean use Recall to then take advantage of Rapid Evolution and re-evolve Magikarp."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No, you wouldn't be able to place a Stage 1 on a Stage 1"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #64 from char_e_zard21:
         will there be a list of all (known) us errors and promos available and whare will it (or is it ) be
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Check out Top Deck from time to time. As for known errors??? Nope...."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #67 from Beats:
         What are the chances of T2 and T15 being passed?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No chance of getting an answer on that right now, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #66 from Electabuzz_13:
         When and where will the STS be? Someone said the Meadowlands. NJ. What time will it be held at?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "New Jersey, November...no other info yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #65 from Mr_mystery:
         Any info on the Tropical Mega Battle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure, its August 26-27th."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Tropical Mega Battle is a showcase event for a small number of children +/- 50 to play in sealed and constructed deck tournaments. The tournaments will only use cards from Base Set and Jungle."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Media Factory of Japan will produce the event. Children from Japan, United States, Canada, Latin America and Asia will be invited to participate."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "42 Players representing 9 countries will attend thisevent."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The top 12 ranking of the DCI age 11-14 category in the US were invited."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #68 from pikachu89:
         Clefable's Metronome does the defending Pokemon's attack for one colorless energy. How does this apply for attacks that change with more energy attached? For example, Blastoise's Hydro Pump does 40 with 3 energy, 50 with 4 and 60with 5+. Does Clef
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Clefable will do the base damage unless Clefable alsohas extra water energy attached."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #69 from Ninetales2000:
         Does Misty's Staryu's Swift hit through Scrunch? Transparency? How about Barrier?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It hits through ALL Pokemon powers or attack effectsor weakness or resistance."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #70 from char_e_zard21:
         will cool porygon be available in the league soon, and how can i get it
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, you'll have to have all 8 badges, and then you have win 5 games in a row."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #73 from IMAKUNI_00:
         is mankey your hero?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummmm.....no."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Mankey is my hero, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #74 from Mr_mystery:
         Any info on New Release Dates for new Expansions, I.E. Gym Challenge, Neo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gym Challenge is out in October, that's all we will say."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #75 from Mr_mystery:
         Any new info on rights to print the new Japanese Sets yet>
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Still being worked out."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #76 from Magikarp87:
         On Blaine's Quiz #1, when it refers to "either way, return the card to your hand", is it talking about the Pokemon or the Blaine's Quiz itself?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "The Pokemon, not Blaine's Quiz #1"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #77 from soslowpoke:
         Will Koga and Giovanni have theme decks in Gym Challenge?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup, they will."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #80 from Meowth52:
         If I use Pokemon trade or Energy Sear and there aren't any Pokemon or Energy in my deck, do I have to show my deck to my opponent? If there isn't any in my deck, do I get to put the Pokemon Trader or Energy Search back in my hand either?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You don't have to show your deck and you don't put the trainer back in your hand."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #81 from gunterl:
         Can players mark the energies in their deck by turning them all upside-down? (kids at my league do)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, all cards should be facing the same way."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #82 from Haymakermaker:
         Will Gym Heroes cards be allowed at STS qualifying tourneys?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yuip."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #84 from Ninetales2000:
         I have 5 Pokemon on my bench, one of which is a Chansey with 110 HP. I put down Narrow Gym, can I return the damaged Chansey to my hand and dump all of the damage counters?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Sure, you could do that. That will function like a free Scoop Up.!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #86 from Ninetales2000:
         Do you guys know any misprints in Gym Heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, not yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #87 from char_e_zard21:
         i have some bs1 cards with square corners, haw did this happen, and how rare are they, are they set wide or just the holos????
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have some of those,."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Not us, no"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They are fairly rare I guess."
Master_Trainer_Pat smirks.

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #88 from Master_Katsura:
         On Team Rocket's Meowth,Do you count the coin flips for Meowth and the active Pokemon?So Team Rocket's Meowth does up to 120hp?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yaba Daba(Yes)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #89 from Mr_mystery:
         Any info on League Season 2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Do you emean year 2?? Starts in Jnauary."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #91 from firetrainer:
         If a card say to shuffle your deck after doing something like putting cards back in your deck but you do did not put any cards in your deck do you still shuffle? Like playing gambler with no cards in your hand?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, you would"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #92 from tundra:
         When is Gym scedueled to come out in Israel?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't know about Israel, you would have to contact the local distributors."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #93 from char_e_zard21:
         i hear talk of an error cool porygon, is this true if so what is the error
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I have not heard about any errors on Cool Porygon..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #94 from E_Articuno:
         Can you play Blaine's Last Resort if you have another Blaine's Last Resort in your Hand? Cause Since it says you can't use it if you have no cards in your hand other than "Blaine's Last Resort" and the one in your hand simply bypasses it. If not, Why do you have to state to show your hand when you don't have any cards in your hand when you play it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes you can play Blaine's Last Resort if you have another in your hand."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #95 from Haymakermaker:
         Will Gym Heroes Cards be allowed at the East Coast STS qualifying tourneys?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #96 from Ninetales2000:
         Any news about Neo and Neo2? have you gotten the rights to print yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nothing we can talk about."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #98 from Pkmn61:
         OK, a deal's a deal... Where do you guys want the donuts sent for having a STS stop in NC? (BTW, THANK YOU!) : )
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Make mine chocolate filled!!!!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Wizards of the Coast, Attn: Mike an Pat....get a Mable Bar in there for Dark Master Mike..."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "thanks :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #99 from Mr_mystery:
         Any new info on new Promo Sets, like the 5 Holo Evolution Link Campaign set or the CoroCoro Comic Magazine Promos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #100 from Haymakermaker:
         Is Ancient Mew a Mew or Ancient Mew card? IE 4 Mews and 4 Ancient Mews in a deck?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They have different names so they are different cards."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #101 from Mr_mystery:
         Let's say a Zubat attacks a poisoned Pokemon that isn't weak to Grass. Will it get to remove 10 or 20 damage?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It would remove 10 damage

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #102 from BuzzBuzz:
         This is probably an incredibly silly question, but I can't find the answer to it anywhere. If an opponent knocks out one of my Pokemon, and they forget to draw a prize, are they entitled to it if they remember later?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Technically yes. It is the responsibility of BOTH players to make sure everything is done correctly."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If you spot it and he forgets you can BOTH get a warning in a tournament if you don't catch it."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #105 from Mr_mystery:
         Let's say a Charizard uses Energy Burn. Then Goop Gas attack is played. Will the energy revert to regular, or will it stay fire, because of the fact that Energy Burn states you use it "once per turn?"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, it would stop working...Lesson is don't use Energy Burn before playing Goop Gas"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #112 from lugia_2001:
         Will there be a white dimond Chansey in Gym Callenge?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't do white diamond cards."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #113 from Mr_mystery:
         Will the rarity symbol on some Gym 2 Cards be changed? For example, Imakuni?'s Doduo is a white star(Super Rare). Will it become a Black Star? Also, ____'s Chansey. It's White Diamond. Will it become Black Diamond?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't do white diamond cards."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #118 from Haymakermaker:
         Can you use Promo Eevee's (30HP) PP when your opponent evolves?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #117 from Pikabruce:
         If your opponent uses Tickling Machine, and flips heads, you set your hand aside for 1 turn. If you draw a Prof. Oak and play it, do you have to discard your set-aside hand? Or do you still get to pick the hand up after your turn is over?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That will be an R&D question, we'll get back to you on this one."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #119 from will94:
         I went to my local pokemon card store over a week ago and the had Gym Heroes unlimited packs for 3.99 and 1st edition packs for 7.99. My questionis, are they allowed to sell te 1st editions for more than 3.49?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, they are, though I would suggest going someplace esle to buy your cards for a better price."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #120 from Scrye_Fung:
         There's a new Gym card called "Charity" and I'm confused as to how it's supposed to work. If I attach it, does it reduce all damage done to me down to only 10, or does it only allow me to use my attack for less damage than is stated on the card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You attach Charity to your Pokemon, you then return it to your hand at the end of your turn (unless your Pokemon is knocked out). If it is attached, you can lower the amount of damage your active Pokemon (the one with the Charity card) as much as you want. So you could have your Chansey Double Edge and effect a Mr. Mime (by reducing the attack amount to 20)."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #121 from Mr_mystery:
         Why do the American Gym Theme Deck contents are different from the Japanese Theme decks?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "The Japanese Gym sets came out really haphazardly, we release our sets differently."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #123 from Mr_mystery:
         Why did you change the Damage Counters from cool stone ones to cardboard cutouts?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Cheaper production costs and many poeple didn't understand what to do with the stones (especially with different colors)."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #124 from firetrainer:
         Can you evolve Rockets Magickarp useing rapid evolution even if aerodactyl is in play?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Aerodactyl says: No other Evolution cards can be played. So it wouldn't stop Rapid Evolution"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #126 from zoink300:
         on my mistys poliwag it has an attack of Tail Rap, is it supposed to say Tail Wrap, a misprint?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Bo, its correct, Rap as in to hit something."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #127 from pokemanic:
         Does ancient mew have a promo number? And what exactly is #20?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No it doesn't, #20 is promo Psyduck"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #125 from Mr_mystery:
         Any new info on Gym 2 Theme Decks?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, not yet."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #128 from char_e_zard21:
         is promo #20 out yet
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #130 from Magmar2000:
         How many cards will there be in challenge (long time no chat!) ;)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "132, (good to see ya)."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Hey Magmar2k"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #131 from Omaru_Sugimori:
         Ok, these Gym Heroes and Gym Leaders expansions are confusing, are all the gym cards in Gym Heroes or only all of the 4 main trainers and some of the rest?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "If you think our Gym sets were confusing, the Japanese sets were a collector's nightmare."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #132 from Mr_mystery:
         If a Scyther attacks with Sword Dance, then is knocked out, and you bring up a second Fully Charged Scyther, will it deal 60 or 30? I ask this because of the phrasing of the Sword Dance Attack. It says Scyther on the attack, so does it mean the Scyther that was knocked out or All Scythers?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hey gang, troubles again :)"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It does 30. It means the Scyther that was k.o.'d"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #133 from Mario101:
         will scythers swords dance can be used in the next turn even if it went to the bench before attacking?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope, effect ends when Scyther's benched"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #135 from DoubleZ:
         When using Sabrina's ESP, and re-flipping the coins, can u choose which set of coin flips u wish to use?(the first or the second)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You take the second results"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #136 from pokemanic:
         Why were the six basic energy cards included in gym heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Because the other sets will be discontinued soon enough and we still need energy available to the public."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #137 from bwatkins23:
         Will people who have just joined the league and not had the chance to earn all their badges be able to get a cool porygon promo when it is released
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You can only attempt to earn one if you have earend all 8 badges."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #138 from Mario101:
         will there ever be a super trainer showdown in the mid east or mid west?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No plans for one at this time."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #139 from Scrye_Fung:
         MTM .. update on the Rules Compendium Website .. we're working hard to get it up on the PokeGym ... look for it soon
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Kewl, I like it..."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Excellent!! Email us when it is ready."
Master_Trainer_Pat nods solemnly.

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #141 from Zapdos_6669:
         Couldnt you have placed the East Coast STS in a more convieniant location, like say, southern california? =) Serious question though, do you forsee problems with getting people to attend because of school and not having the ability to miss school?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is on the weekend so......."
Master_Trainer_Mike )
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We haven't had anoy troubles with other tournaments before."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #144 from Meowth52:
         When does Victory Road start?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "After season 8. Depends on where you League is at in the schedule"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #146 from PieWA:
         when or will Gym:Challenge be incorporated into the East Coast STS
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gym Challenge is out in October, the STS is in November, so yes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #147 from MewtwoX:
         Forgive me if this has gon threw once but my computer went down and I just got back on. Any way here it goes. Will cool porygon league promo be just like the N64 promo one, including #?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #148 from megathonii:
         i have a question reguarding venomoths pokepower Shift. it says once during your turn you may change the type of venomoth to the type of any other pokemon in play other than colorless. i was wondering how that works exactly.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You simply say Venomoth is now a water Pokemon (or your choice). This would effect the other players weakness and if you named it water, you could raindance water energy onto it."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #149 from Brocks_Onix:
         are all the gym leader sets in the english packs are just a few?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "The Gym sets have been split into two parts, you'll find the Heroes intermixed"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #152 from DoubleZ:
         Why did Wizards make so many easy to get "common" japanrese gym cards rares in America?(I know that they were only available throuhg the gym decks, but so was a machamp, and he didn't end up being that much either)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Guys, you simply cannot compare the japanese market (much smaller) with the huge US market."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes there are a lot of machamps out there, there are not a lot of misty's goldeen's."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #156 from rccards:
         Are there any leagues in east MO?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We do have a lit of all league locations on our web site in the Pokemon area, check it out :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #157 from PieWA:
         What is the reason and goal for these Propositions
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are not here to discus this sort of thing, sorry. This is for rules questions."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #155 from MewtwoX:
         Could you please list promos 17 and up?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Promos: 17: Dark Persian, 18:TR Meowth, 19:?, 20: Psyduck, 21:Moltres, 22: Articuno, 23: Zapdos"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #159 from chad1029:
         is wizards considering prop15, prop2t or banning cards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Once again gang, we will not comment on these issues, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #161 from misawa:
         What languages are you planning to produce pokemon TCG in and when are their approximate release dates?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is already out in 12 different languages."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #162 from Scrye_Fung:
         Can I use Blaine's Last resort if I the only cards in my hand are Blaine's Last Resorts? It says use only if Blaine's Last resort is the only card in your Hand.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #163 from BigDaddySnorlax:
         How do you go about play testing various Tournament formats. Is it all done in-house, or does Wizards sponsor Tournaments where specific rules are tested?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "In house mostly."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #164 from Scrye_Fung:
         Say Gyarados uses Rapid Evo ala Recall. He evolves gyarados into Gyarados. Which would be the highest evolution card? Both are stage 1s.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You can't put a Stage 1 on a Stage 1, sorry Scrye_Fung"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #165 from Scrye_Fung:
         Would Misty's Stayu's (the one that does damage regardless of weak/resist/powers/effects of attack) do damage to a raichu/Rapidsah/Seadra/fearow/Blaine's ponyta that got a heads on agility? Cause agility says prevent all effects of attacks, and the game text of the staryu's attack IS an effect. I know this question is a stretch.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it would still do damage, it ignores the effect from the Agility as stated on the card."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #166 from Scrye_Fung:
         Blaine's Moltres does its attack. It knocks out Dark Gyarados who gets a heads on final beam. The Moltres gets a tails on its attack. If final beam did enough damage to KO Moltres would Moltres fry or fly into the deck safely?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We will ask that one to R&D, not sure."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #168 from soslowpoke:
         [do you have the neo2 Weedle?]
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup, on the SPace Weedle!!"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #169 from Scrye_Fung:
         If Ditto is copying a evo. can it use recall and copy the preevolved form of the evo?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nada(no)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #170 from MewtwoX:
         Is it true the Mewtwo fro Gym 2 will be a promo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #172 from megathonii:
         when you start a game and you put your first pokemon down, do you also put a bench down too right away?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "YOu can if you want."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #173 from bLaStOiSe_BoY:
         Is WotC going to make the Vending Set and Southern Islands?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We don't know yet.."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #174 from Rainbow_Trainer:
         Who at Wizards can we contact to find out how the play testing of some of the Propositions are going or do they plan on releasing some kind press release for the DCI sanctioned tournaments.??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We wil announce things when we are ready, that's all, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #175 from gunterl:
         can i just flip a coin with misty's duel instead of playing rock paper scissors since r,p,s is an easy target for cheaters?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It's up to the person playing Misty's Duel."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #176 from Magmar2000:
         In question #63, you said that a stage 1 could not go on a stage 1, and yet you guys said that a Clefable metromoning Rapid Evolution could evolve, what's going on?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Now you are seeing how unblanaced and not tested the japanese Pokemon game actually is!!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We will check with R&D again (sigh)....."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #177 from poke_fanatic:
         If I have a Clefable out against a Chansey and I use meteronome and then I use double-edge will I do 80 damage to myself?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #179 from PieWA:
         now, I know you're shying away from Restrictions, but, what do you think will happen to the game. Is it better or worse because of it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Because of what??? We are testing some possible tournament formats at this time."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #180 from bwatkins23:
         Instead of having STS on the East Coast and West Coast why didnt you all have State Tourneys and then all the 50 winners have a Grand Master Tourney.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We'll take that into consideration for next year."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #181 from Zapdos1:
         How do you get invited if your in Canada for the Tropical Mega Battle ?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The 2 canadian cxhildren have already been invited."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #183 from Zapdos_6669:
         Does swift do 20 damage, even if the opponenet has a defender attached?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Misty's Staryu doesn't say that it ignores trainers."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "So I would say yes, but we'll check on that too."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #188 from char_e_zard21:
         i dont attend the league that much because it is at an inconvienient time, is there a way to earn league points on my own time??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Unfortunately not, though you can earn some league points at the Mall Tours."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #189 from DoubleZ:
         Will WOTC ever make a set of it's own, with all american cards?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Who knows?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #190 from Zapdos_6669:
         Can you use blaines last resort if you have two blaines last resorts in your hand?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes you can."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #192 from megathonii:
         on ditto's transformation it says that it is the same as the defending pokemon but it can't evolve. does that mean that if someone has a charmeleon out and you have ditto. ditto acts like charmeleon and if that person evolves it to charizard does ditt
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You cannot evolve Ditto, If your opponent evolves his Charmeleon, then Ditto becomes Charizard."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #193 from Zapdos1:
         Will Gym Challenge be legal at the East Coast STS
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #194 from PieWA:
         for Blaine's Quiz #1 can the opponent look at any face up cards around them to figure out the length of a pokemon. Can he/she look at an open binder near bye. I have a feeling the answer is yes/no
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You could look at other P'mon that are in play but not at a binder. Come on..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #197 from BigDaddySnorlax:
         Will there be a limit on how many Cool Porygons you can get during the Victory Road Season?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I know of but they won't be easy to earn."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #198 from PieWA:
         Can I please get some DCI tournaments in Seattle!, the home of american Pokemon :( I've tried sanctioning them myselves but...
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Have you talked with store to holkd a sanctioned event???"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #200 from Fromando:
         If you had a Sabrina's Alakazam and used Recall trainer to do Sabrina's Abras Energy Loop, would you have to take an energy from the Alakazam because Sabrina's Abra's attack is talking about Abra, not Alakazam.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I would think so, buuut, once again we'll check with R&D to make sure that's what their ruling will be."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #201 from DoubleZ:
         What is up with the different sized promo symbols on the promo cards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #203 from Omaru_Sugimori:
         Would you know why there were no 1st edition Gym Heroes cards in stores on the 14th? Is it because Wizards decided to release it early in their own stores?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We sent out the 1st edition cards to all locations as normal, it is possible that some locations got them later due to the vagaries of shipping and handling."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #205 from IZorakI:
         So far, we've heard about Banning/Restricting, Trainer Limits, Pokemon Limits, and a restriction on the number of times you can use a Trainer per one turn. Are there any other ideas Wizards is testing that you can share?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Sorry Zorak, nothing we can share right now."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #208 from Mario101:
         will gym challenge be out and legal before the east coast sts?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes and yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #209 from Zapdos_6669:
         On the league activity where we find out all of ancient mews stats, how come it doesnt mention him having a weakness, despite it being on the card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That was a misprint onb our part, it was supposed to be on the matt."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #211 from Omaru_Sugimori:
         If my opponent puts down his prizes, then draws his hand, can I force him to reshuffle and deal in the correct order?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I don't know if you could _force_ someone to do that. I guess it would depend on the tournament. The correct order is hand first."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #212 from Mario101:
         does smokescreen still in affect if u kill, retreat, or evolve the pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Which pokemon do you mean? It references the defending pokemon so only benching or evolving that one will end the effect."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #215 from Zapdos_6669:
         A question refering to #102, where you say you are entitled to draw a prize even if you forgot about it earlier. What if you remember after something like professor oak, which would make the card be discarded if you had remembered?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "THhe answer is that both of ytou are supoosed to watch for this!!! If you both miss it you could both receive a warning from a judge."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(lousy typing today)....."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #216 from DoubleZ:
         Do u guys have a binder full of all the cards that u refer to when being asked ?'s?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No, we have a database that MT Mike improved that we use to look up cards"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #217 from Hunter_Xtreme5:
         sorry I have to rewrite a question from earlier, Will a Super Energy Removal remove a Double Colorless energy and another energy?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it could."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #218 from Zapdos1:
         Since you said you don't do White Star cards that means if you make neo you won't have Dark Pokemon have White Stars?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Correct."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #219 from lugia_2001:
         why don't you make ENGLISH cards with different rarity symbols? ex: Here Comes Team R. (white star), etc...
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We just don't do it, those chase cards are hard to collect."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Super Rares tend to tick the public off................................"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #221 from soslowpoke: will there be holo and non holo cards called Koga and Giovanni?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "maaaybe"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Maybee"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #224 from soslowpoke:
         What's with Rocket's Secret Robot?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "what is that???"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It's tickling Machine MT Mike"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "oh yeah....I knew that............"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "What is with it?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #225 from bwatkins23:
         are there ways to earn league points online by doing activities then printing them out and taking them to league to get the points
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You can do a few activities on the Pokemon PLay It CD-Rom and print those out for points and bring them to your league, that's the only one I know of."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #226 from Magikarp87:
         Can you Scoop Up a Stadium card?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #227 from Ninetales2000:
         If your opponent uses Tickling Machine and you draw a card do you have to put that down too?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #228 from IZorakI:
         Rocket Scyther's Shadow thingy attack mentions it fails if it evolves. Since Scyther's evolution is in Neo/Neo2, does that mean Wizards has the rights to Neo now?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No it doesn't."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #229 from Mario101:
         why are all the sts in the east coast and west coast, cant there be one in the mids?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "This is the first year of trying it out, we may do more locations in the future."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #231 from Mr_mystery:
         Why did you change the Japanese Contents of the Gym 1 Set to include Gym 2 Cards(Not that I'm complaining about it :-) )?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Like I said earlier, our Gym Sets are a combination of all the Gym sets and PCD's that came out in Japan."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #230 from Fromando:
         Just want to say good job on controlling mistakes in this set. Other than Tail Rap I haven't noticed any. Good going.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Thanks, they gave us more donuts this time."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #232 from poke_fanatic:
         if you use tr magicarp's rapid evolution can u still attack with garydos or dark garydos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, one attack per turn."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #235 from Zapdos1:
         How was Gym Leaders #1 Japanese a collectors Nightmare?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "What I meant by this is that there were lots of cards you could only get in PCD's, extra rare cards, and the sets were spread out over several months."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #234 from Garu_theMTwannaB:
         Butterfree's Mega Drain Attack. Remove counters equal to half damage. If damage is 20, remove 10 counters? R&D says play card as written, right?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(sigh)............."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "no."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #236 from pokemanic:
         How will I be able to obtain the promo psyduck #20 when it comes out?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Promo Psyduck is a League promo so you will be able to earn it in the Victory Road season if you have earned all 8 badges."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #238 from Zapdos1:
         Will energy be in Gym Challenge
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #240 from Mario101:
         do u have any plans for a tcg tourny tour? people are tellin me u guys are
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not specifically but the Mall Tour contains a sanctionmed Qualifying tournament in it."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #241 from DoubleZ:
         Will the league promo cool porygon still b in a plastic wrapper, or is that the way to tell the differnece between the 2?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I honestly don't know, but it is the same card."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #242 from BigDaddySnorlax:
         Can you play an Energy Flow and choose to put no energy cards back in your hand? In other words, could you just discard the Energy Flow?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure, it says you may so you can chosse not to."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #243 from Master_Katsura:
         When you add a lightning energy to Promo No.4 Pikachu can you use recharge,even though you already added a lightning energy?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes you can."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #244 from soslowpoke:
         Will neo or vending sets come out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hopefully but nothing to announce yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #246 from Ninetales2000:
         Does Swift get through Tail wag? It says they can't attack but that is an effect...>_<
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Good one!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, we will ask R&D again (this always hapens right after a new sets release)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #247 from soslowpoke:
         could you use Swift when your asleep?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #248 from soslowpoke:
         Could Gyrados with recal do flail for 90 damage?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Once again we will have to check, so all questions about Recall please wait until we can tal;k with R&D."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "another good question, right on"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #249 from jediman47:
         Can you use Item finder to get a card back you discarded? (example: I get 1 basic and have 7 cards on my opening turn, I item finder for an RSA, discarding one & getting it back, then do the same thing again, allowing me to use Blaine's Last Resort to try to get another basic)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "D'oh! We both agree that you shouldn't be able to do this, but we'll check because the wording is so weird"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #251 from Mario101:
         if ditto is poisoned and the pokemon evolves, is ditto still poisoned?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, he is."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #252 from DoubleZ:
         At the store I play at, if the game has already begun and u forgot to draw your prizes u automatically lose, is that correct?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is up to that store."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #253 from megathonii:
         where on line can i get a card list for Gym Heroes?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It's up on our site now."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Look under 'collect them all'"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #254 from Cyndacuill:
         Master_Trainer_Mike Will Blaines Arcanine be in Blaines deck?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We don't know yet."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry can't say (dunno yet to be honest)."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #259 from poke_fanatic:
         What r mall tours?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Check our website,you're alittle out of the loop."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #260 from Hunter_Xtreme5:
         will there ever be some Pokemon event in Oregon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well there have been sanctioned Pokemon tournaments, check our web site."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #261 from MewtwoX:
         Are there any tournaments in Texas any time soon? How could I find out?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You can check the tournament locator on our website."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #262 from Mario101:
         in the tropical mega battle how can u invite the top players in the U.S.a lot of people dont attend the dci tournaments and still can be the best
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "How else are we suposed to know who is the best if you don't play in rated tournaments?"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Victory Road is the final season for year 1, it follows season 8."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #263 from poke_fanatic:
         whats victory road season?

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #264 from DoubleZ:
         How will u b able to record how many games r won, in a row?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You will record your games in the Victory Road book."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #265 from Zapdos1:
         My local store said Fossil is out of print is it true?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We dunno."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #268 from Electabuzz_13:
         what is the minimum amount of pokemon a deck must have
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No minimum."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #270 from DoubleZ:
         Is the Tail Rap on a Misty's Poliwag a misprint, or is that the way it was meant to b printed?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "IT's a rap, as in rapping someone soundly (its too short to warp with)."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "errrr. wrap"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Poliwag has a short tail, he can only rap w/ it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #274 from seatomcat:
         Does the East STS Tour need staff? I participated at three West STS Tours stops (Seattle, Phoenix, Houston) as well as the STS at Long Beach. If yes, how would I apply?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You would need to work for Wizards or DSL, the company that handles these events."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #275 from DoubleZ:
         R u and MT pat in 2 differnet places(same room, dif comp., dif cities, etc.)?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, we are."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "we are from different planets, man!!!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Different planets"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #276 from IZorakI:
         There was not a Giovanni or Koga theme deck in the Japanese Gym 2 expansion. Will there be in America's Gym 2 expansion? (You don't have to answer, just give Zorak a sign that means Yes or No, we'll keep this between ourselfs *win*)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "maaaybe :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #277 from Ninetales2000:
         What is the Pokemon Play-It CD Rom?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "wink"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "a cd that helped teach you the game that came out in the starter decks."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #281 from Electabuzz_13:
         what does PCD and DCI both stand for?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "pre constructed decks"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "duelists convocation international"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #284 from Ninetales2000:
         are you making the Corocoro Gym Promos?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #283 from guest59:
         ask/Are there any Team Rocket cards in The Gym Heroes theme decks or are they just found in the Gym Heroes boosters?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #286 from Ninetales2000:
         Can you use a Potion on a Pokemon that has no damage counters, i mean can you just discard it?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #288 from Ninetales2000:
         Can you use a Super Potion if a Pokemon has no energy cards attached to it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure though you must still discard 1 energy."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #291 from guest59:
         ask/ When is the release date for Gym Heroes II?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "October"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #292 from Master_Katsura:
         Do you have to discard Clefairy Doll even though it doesn't count as a knocked out Pokemon?Aren't the rules for a knocked out Pokemon is taking a prize and discarding the Pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, if it takes 10 or more damage is is discarded."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #298 from Magmar2000:
         Are there any plans for a Giovonni or Koga Precon for challenge?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "maaaaybe"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #300 from Electabuzz_13:
         what happens AFTER victory road?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "A few months off then year 2 starts in January."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Year 2."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #301 from Omaru_Sugimori:
         there are all these deck testings going on, but are any broken cards going to be banned from tourney play?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Bannings is also being tested (though it is unlikely)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #302 from MewtwoX:
         Will there not be any more league after victory road unti January?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Right."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #303 from guest59:
         ask/ Did WOTC rename "Gym Leaders" "Gym Heroes" because, in the cartoon, Ash indirectly destroyed 3 gyms and caused 3 other gyms' leaders to retire therefore making most of the original gym leaders legendary (heroes) rather than functional gym trainers?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I don't know. That sounds good."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #304 from seatomcat:
         Follow to #274 - What is the full name of DSL? Thanks!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry dunno, but I'll find out."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #306 from PieWA:
         will restrictions be put into place for the EAst Coast STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #309 from Trainer_William:
         When will the league have the promo's for the legendary birds movie promo's?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "they should have already received them."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #311 from Ninetales2000:
         are the cards in the Gym Heroes PCD (i.e. Potion) from the Gymset (with the symbol) or from Base Set2?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "base set 2"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #312 from guest59:
         ask/ Why is the online store ceasing to sell Base 2 and starting to make Base 1 and jungle boosters and theme decks again. I thought those two series were no longer being produced.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "cleaning out the warehouse my friends."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #314 from Brocks_Onix:
         ARE MISPRINTED CARDS SUPOSED TO BE PLAYED AS THEY STATE OR AS THEY SHOULD BE?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "as written"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #315 from Omaru_Sugimori:
         on question 288, you said that you can use super potion on a pokemon that has no energy on it, by merely discarding an energy. Super Potion reads (not exactly, I'm doing this from memory) discard one energy card attached to one of your pokemon in order to remove up to 4 dammage counters from THAT pokemon. So, you can't use it unless energy is present on the Pokemon, correct?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No, he said no damage on it, you would still have to discard the energy."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #317 from misawa:
         what are the 12 languages pokemon cards are printed in?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "ok there is english, japanese, french, spanish, german, italian, dutch, portugese, korean, chinese that's a;;"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "10 actually (sorry)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #321 from Brocks_Onix:
         Y ARE THE MEW CARDS SO WEAK?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "cuz its a pink fuzzy kitty and dogs rule and cats drool."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #319 from Trainer_William:
         What is the promo for the legendary bird movie promos?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Misty's Seadra Prerelease"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Thanks for coming gang, donm't forget that there will be a Mall Tour Stop in MIami on October 28-29 in Ft Lauderdale at the Galleria, we will correct it on the web site."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "See you next week :)"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "So long til next week, we'll find out about those questions for R&D."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Time for the donuts!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hey!!!"