Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, August 24, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Hi Gang! We've done some homework for you guys with respect to hunting down some answers for last week."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "MT Mike Do you have those ready"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hi gang. Let's start with some rules answers to last week's questions."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "First Misty's Staryu's SWIFT attack. The SWIFT attack ignores all Pokemon Powers, Weaknesses, Resistances, or ANY other effects that attempt to alter the amount of damage done by this attack. SWIFT does NOT prevent anything that prevents the attack from actually occuring however like Smokescreen or Transparency. So SWIFT will ignore a Defeneder that is attached to the Defending Pokemon as it is an affect that is attempting to alter the amount ofdamage done by the attack."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Second, the RECALL Trainer card. This has the same sort of effect as Metronome or Ditto in that any self-referencing in the attack is changed to the active Pokemon's name instead. Meaning if you used RECALL to use the Energy Loop attack on Sabrina's Abra when it is evolved to Sabrina's Kadabra (or Sabrina's Alakazam), you would replace the topmost evolution step's name into the attack. In other words you would still have to return a psychic energy card attached to it in order to the Energy Loop attack. The easiest way to think of it is that the RECALL Trianer gives the Active Pokemon the attack of your choice from one of its previous evolutions, with all of its positive and negative effects affecting your active Pokemon. So if you used RECALL on Gyarados touse Magickarp's Flail attack, it is possible for that attack to do up to 90 damage."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Rocket's Scyther's Shadow Images attack is NOT cumulative."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Clarification on the whole Knock Out/triggered effects steps in Pokemon as well. When a Pokemon receives sufficient damage to be Knocked Out it is INSTANTLY Knocked out (before anything else is done). HOWEVER, Prize cards are NOT drawn AND replacement Pokemon are NOT moved up until ALL triggered effects are resolved. Meaning that if Blaine's Moltres does its attack and Knocks out Dark Gyarados, the Dark Gyarados would get its chance with its Final Beam attack effect BEFORE the Moltres can return to your hand (if you flippedtails). Blaine's Moltres states that it would be returned to your hand AFTER DOING DAMAGE. This means AFTER all triggered effects are resolved (in this case the Dark Gyarados's Final Beam). So after everything has resolved THEN prizes are drawn and replacement Benched Pokemon are moved up (with the player whose turn is next choosing first)."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Lastly as some of you may have heard, we will be making appearances at some of the East Coast Mall Tour stops. Dark Master Trainer Mike (our boss) will be at the Baltimore and Miami stops, Master Trainer Pat will appear at the Chicago location, and I (Master Trainer Mike) will be at the Boston stop. So stop by and say hello, and bring your best decks to show us what you can do!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #15 from firetrainer:
         Does Ditto keep its resistance and weakness after it transforms and gain the weakness and resistance of the Pokemon it transform into?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Ditto will copy all the characteristics of the Pokemon that it transforms into, while it is transformed it doesn't have it's originalWeak/res."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #16 from IKendall:
         If you run out of Japanese sets to translate, since your doing it faster than they make them, do you think you'll make your own expansion?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maaaybe :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #17 from gunterl:
         When will victory road start?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "After season 8 finishes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #19 from gunterl:
         What are promos 19 and 24+ ?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #20 from IKendall:
         Any more on Prop15 (15 trainers only rule) and the one trainer per turn rule?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, still lots of playtesting to do."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #21 from Marril2000:
         Do you have the NEO rights yet?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No announcements yet on that...sigh!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #22 from zoink300:
         If i use gust of wind for Ditto, he automatically becomes my active pokemon with transform, right?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #23 from Trainer_William:
         Are there any advantages to the trainer: Charity? I don't think it does any good for the user of this trainer...or am I wrong? If so, what are the benefits?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Good for dealing with Mr Mime...that's about it..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #24 from squirtle_master:
         According to Charity, you may reduce the damage you deal to the defending pokemon. Common laws of math state that you may increase an amount by reducing by a negative number. So, can you reduce by say, -100, to deal 100 more damage?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummmm no."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No donuts for you smart guy."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #29 from bLaStOiSe_BoY:
         Any new info on any new Promos?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No new ones to tell you about."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #30 from Calathon:
         Doesn't the Ancient Mew have the same name as Mew? It has 3 runes for the name. We've seen conflicting answers on this. PokePop:TC
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No it does not. Ancient Mew is a different name so if you were foolish and wanted 4 of that lousy card in yoru deck with 4 Mews you could."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "However, I did hear that the ancient Mew card will no longre be allowed in Sanctioned Play as it is considered a non-playable card just like the oversized Pikachu."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #31 from Marril2000:
         Any word on promo 19?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope not yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #32 from PieWA:
         Mr. Mime's Sleight of Hand reads. "Choose up to three cards from your hand and put them on top of your deck. Then search your deck for that many basic Energy cards. Show these cards to your opponent, then put them your hand. Shuffle your deck afterwards." Can we simply keep putting cards back into our deck and not draw energy if there is none left?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No you cannot."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "But we will check that answer with R&D first."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #33 from Zapdos1:
         Is 3 Badges in effect for STS I need to know soon to make arrangements
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, that's how they'll do it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #34 from Chrisbo:
         If you have a PlusPower attached to an attack that does 10 damage, would Erika's Dratini receive 10 or 20 damage after applying the "Strange Barrier" pokemon power.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It would take 10, as you add Trainer effects BEFORE relevent Pokemon Powers."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #36 from Marril2000:
         Any word on year 2 of the PKMN league?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Starts in January"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #37 from Marril2000:
         My GYM leader does not hand out the PRERELEASES for the movie adds because she says it is unfair to those who don't have the cards, with the puzzle. Is there some place I can mail in my cards and get the PRERELASE or some where I can report my GYM LEA
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Please email us with the name of this location as they are runing this promotion incorrectly. custserv@wizards.com"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #39 from Chrisbo:
         What happens to the Voltorb card when you Buzzap an Electrode? Does it stay attached or does it go into the discard pile?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "The Voltorb goes to the dicard pile."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #40 from RobblyTuff:
         Are there any bannings/restrictions in place?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #41 from pikachu89:
         If you have a DCE on Erika's Oddish (40HP) can you Energy Transfer it to another grass Pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, you can, though it will change back as soon as it's transfered."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #42 from Chrisbo:
         Can you do an Energy Flow on a Buzzap'd Electrode to return it (and its attached Voltorb) into your hand?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You could return the Buzzaped Electrode to your hand as it is now an energy card but the Voltorb is already discarded by this point so it would not return."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #45 from Brocks_Onix:
         when will the neo cards be released in english?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #46 from Banana_Man:
         Is it possible to retreat a Scyther after it wakes from sleep with another retreat costless Pokemon,retreat that,then attack with the original Scyther?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, but why?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #47 from IKendall:
         do you lose if you flip tails on Blaine's Moltres with no bench?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes the way it is written you would lose as you would not have a Pokemon in play, so I wouldn't risk it."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #48 from MewtwoX:
         I have a non holo base Mewtwo. Have you ever heard of one of these? It is not fake I have had many people check it.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope, never heard nor seen one that wasn't fake."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #49 from soslowpoke:
         will Imakuni's Doduo be in Challenge?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #50 from Haymakermaker:
         If Cool Porygon comes in the Victory Road season, then how do you get the Promo Psyduck?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You earn Psyduck by earning 10 points (2 for a win 1 for a loss) if you have already earned all 8 badges. You earn a Cool Porygon only if you win 5 matches in row."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #51 from PieWA:
         if Hitmonchan uses crosscounter and dratini tails strikes for 30 and I flip heads with Crosscounter will Erika's Dratini be Ko'd?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No, because Crosscounter actually says that it is an attack, so Erika's Dratini would Strange Barrier."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #53 from Calathon:
         Last week it was said Goop Gas made Energy Burned cards revert to original Energy. This conflicts with a ruling saying a Slept Char's Energy stayed Fire. PokePop:TC
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but MT Pat was wrong."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "He ate some bad donuts."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The energy would NOT revert."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Baaadd Donuts....mmm"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #54 from Trainer_William:
         What is your personal deck types and can you gives some examples of your pokemon and trainers? Thanks
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That's too long a question, I mostly play Raindance or Stall decks."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #55 from Mechmage:
         do you answer top deck q's
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Sometimes they came downstairs and ask us..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #56 from soslowpoke:
         can Magikarp do fail for 90 wiht recall?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, but Gyarados could."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #57 from firetrainer:
         Do you apply weakness and resistance for Team Rockets Hitmochan cross counter?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, you do"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #58 from soslowpoke:
         is Misty's Tears gonna be a promo?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We don't know yet."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #59 from MewtwoX:
         Erika's Oddish's pokemon power makes all energy grass energy. Does it stay that way when I evolve?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #62 from pikachu89:
         "A" has a Rocket's Hitmonchan with 1 fighting energy & 20 damage. "A" attacks with Crosscounter. "B" has Mr. Mime with 2 psychic energies. "B" attacks with Meditate for 30 damage, plus 30 more for weakness, for a total of 60 damage. Does Mr. Mime
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You wouldn't count the weakness, but the Crosscounter would return an attack for 60 damage against Mr.Mime."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #63 from Paokkk:
         Why is the Dark Magneton Holo background different from the non-holo version one?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #64 from zoink300:
         Will the East STS be at the Conitnental Arena, in the Meadowlands?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #66 from gunterl:
         how many promos are there without the promo star and number?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "10 or 11"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #68 from Paokkk:
         Why didn't Brock's Ninetales wasn't in the Heroes set? Same with Misty's Golduck and Garaydos.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "They're probably in the next one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #70 from PieWA:
         "Rocket's Scyther's Shadow Images reads "Whenever Rocket's Scyther is attacked, your opponent flips a coin. If tails this attack does no damage to Rocket's Scyther (Any other effects of the attack still happen) This effect lasts until Rocket's Scyther takes damage or is benched or is evolved." So, say a defending pokemon had an attack [L] Damage: 10, Text: Flip a coin if heads the defending pokemon is poisoned, would that pokemon flip two coins, if either was heads shadow images is no longer in effect?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #71 from Paokkk:
         Will there be any promo for the victory road like the Eevee and Computer Error?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is what the Psduck and Cool Porygon are (but only if you have earned all 8 badges)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #72 from gunterl:
         What is the EXACT DATE that victory road starts?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Depends on the location, after season 8 ends."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #73 from Zapdos1:
         Is the Promo Psyduck Picture I've seen of #19 real or is it a fake?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We have not seen it yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #74 from soslowpoke:
         will there be a promo in the G/S player's giude/game?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #76 from Trainer_William:
         Any clues to what are the "Victory Road" League Promos?

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #77 from ash200200200200200:
         Why is THE BEST DECK in your opinion?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "One that wins a lot."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #78 from Paokkk:
         Will there any super rare or uncommom card in the next set?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "There will be uncommons, that's for sure."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #79 from Rainbow_Trainer:
         Are they planning a tournament when someone who wins a qualifier and gets and invitation actually means something...?? No 3 badge rule... only invitation winners...??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, why? THis is supposed ot be a FUN game."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #80 from Vaporeonice:
         Are you going to make a Promotional Seires?Like decks made of completely Promotional cards?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No plans to do that at this time."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #84 from Paokkk:
         Any new way to the Promo Jigglypuff?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No, new ways to obtain that no."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #82 from Brocks_Onix:
         will a card come with the the pokemon 2000 movie if so what?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunnoi."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #85 from Trainer_William:
         Why isn't the oversized "Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos" Card not a normal sized, playable kind? Will it be...?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Not that we know of, I don't know why they didn't make it normal sized."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #86 from TeamCompendium_02:
         It's my understanding from the translation of the Ancient Mew card thatit's name is simply "Mew" (c'mon, there's only three symbols) and you should not be allowed to have 4 of them PLUS 4 normal Mews in a deck. Please confirm, thanks.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but in our cards it is Ancient Mew, a different name, (this comes from R&D)."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #87 from Paokkk:
         Will there be any promo in the furture that will the same as the promo pikachu in which you can get as many as you want?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Haven't heard of any."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #88 from ash200200200200200:
         Any word on the next Movie?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Spectatuclar and a must-see."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "how's that."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "thumbs up."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #89 from Zapdos1:
         Will there be free trips at the qualifier.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, but a good prize structure though."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #90 from Calathon:
         "Ancient Mew" is just the nickname of the card, like "Movie Promo Mewtwo". Why is it considered a different name?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "That's what R&D told us today, I thought the same thing..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #91 from Skawt:
         Earlier you stated that all effects of the attack must be resolved prior to getting your prize. What happens in the case of Team Rockets Meowth where you each have just one prize left and at the end of the flips you would bothe beknocked out. Accor
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Game ends in a draw."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #92 from RobblyTuff:
         Are there going to be more locations for the Gym: Challenge Pre-releasethis time?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We're trying to get alot more places to hold it this time."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #93 from Vaporeonice:
         Are you making Base set 3 or is this some crazy rumor?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are discussing the possibility of a Base Set 3 for later next year primarily as a sealed deck tournament enhancer."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #94 from Paokkk:
         Will there be a new Promo for the second league when it start?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "There will be more promos, yes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #95 from soslowpoke:
         Whe nI use Trash Exchange, do I shuffle Trash Exchange back into my deck too?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I assume that you don't, but we'll double check on that for next week."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #96 from bLaStOiSe_BoY:
         Will Toys R Us have the League Season 2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I think so."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #97 from Haymakermaker:
         What does Erika's Oddish do?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "There's two different ones...we can't list off the cards for you."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #98 from RobblyTuff:
         What are your guy's favorite and most hated deck types?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Love Raindance and hate donut stealing decks."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Haymaker/Wigglytuff"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #99 from Trainer_William:
         Any news on another Super Trainer Showdown? I mean, I don't want alot of info, but is there any news on another one?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nothing to release yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #100 from Paokkk:
         Would the neo set come after the next Gym set, right? Or would the vending sheet come first?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "dunno.."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #101 from Reubot:
         since you don't do super rares/uncommons - how about a super common?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #102 from RobblyTuff:
         Is there an official release date yet for Gym: Challenge?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Mid-October."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #104 from Banana_Man:
         Is there such thing as Ancient Mewtwo?A person here claims to have one.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Never heard of that one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #105 from Doremi:
         I saw a great idea on PokeGym. It was an idea about an American Promo Set. If you get a chance to look at it, you should. Now my question: Is an American Promo Set a possibility?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, we don't own the game so we don't get to dictate it much."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #109 from Dark_Gyarados:
         master trainer mike, if somebody wins first place in one of the qualifier tournaments do they get a free trip to new jersey for the east coast super trainer showdown?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but they do not, they do get an invitation andsome cool prizes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #110 from Vaporeonice:
         Why is Brock's Zubat Rare?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Just like Misty's Goldeen, some rare slots ended up being filled with special cards from the Japanese PCD's"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #112 from Banana_Man:
         Will there be any other spin off series like Base Set 3 a combo of base,jungle and fossil?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Base Set 3 (if it happens) would probably be throughRocket, but it is only in very early discussions."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #113 from ZanyTrainer:
         'No Removal Gym' - after you discard 2 cards, you still need to pay forthe Super Energy Removal, correct? or does the 2 cards pay for it...?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, you would still have to discard the energy for SER"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #115 from Brocks_Onix:
         in the gym leader sets are there cards that have ""Team Rocket's"" in the name?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No but there are cards that have "Rocket" as part oftheir name."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #116 from BuIbasaur:
         I just notice this now but why is the Non-Holo Gym card (example Misty)looks different from its Holo version (Ex. Misty was just looking happy on thenon-holo version and Misty on the holo version is putting both her hands on herwaist) in gym heroes?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I doWe don't know why they changed the art on that."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #117 from Banana_Man:
         Will the 15 trainer rule be applied for Pokemon League 2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, it is only being considered as a possible tournamnet format NOT for the league."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #118 from Articuno21:
         Can an energy-burned rainbow energy still be moved around with energy transfer?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No, you wouldn't be able to do that"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #119 from Paokkk:
         I have seen some uncut holo sheet and I was wondering how could I get one?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, they are sometimes given out as prizes or in promotions, I would check on the secopndary market."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #121 from IKendall:
         You can only play Misty on Misty's Pokemon, so why did topdeck's solution to a puzzle have you playing it on Blaine's Magmar?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Because they were wrong, shpould have checked with us :) hee hee hee"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You can still play Misty on any Pokemon, but it will only give the extra 20 damage to a Misty's pokemon"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #123 from Banana_Man:
         Will Misty's Golduck and Misty's Gyarados be included in the Gym Challenge series?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Golduck is in there, it is Naaasty."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #124 from Trainer_William:
         Is the Gym Heroes expansion the first expansion without any mistakes? If so, congrats guys. If not, what are they?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What mistakes?? We include creatice accuracy errorsas a bonus for you the consumer!!!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Artistic License. That sorta thing"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #127 from poketrainermar:
         is there a limit to how many fire energies i can attach to dark charizard? with 5 or 6, his damage would KO almost anything
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There is no limit, but you have to flip heads for damage and then you would have to discard that energy card. Its tough but limited."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #128 from Chrisbo:
         Any news on being able to Recall TR Magicarp's RapidEvolution to stack multiple Gyaradoses (or would that be Gyaradese)?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, MT Mike, didn't R&D say that yes you could do that, but that you would ignore the previous evolution."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes you can do that. The older Guarados would basically be out of play (turn it upside down under the basic Pokemon). If you devolved that Pokemon it would go back to the earlier stage evolution NOT the previous Gyarados. The out of play Gyaradoses stay until the enbtire Pokemon leaves play."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "R&D is talking with Japan about possible illegal evolution rules but at this time you CAN do that with Recall."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "So, for instance, I have a Magikarp evolved to Gyarados. If I use Recall to Rapid Evolve into D. Gyarados. Then I would turn the other Gyrados upside down and ignore it until that Pokemon gets ko'd"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #129 from chronamew:
         Why did they stop making the reglur Base and Jungle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "This is a trading card product and if we priunted them forever they would all become as worthless as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys did."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Though I do like my Shredder cereal bowl set."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #130 from Banana_Man:
         If you devolve a Charizard with Devolution Spray into Charmeleon after you use Energy Burn,can you use flamethrower?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Sure, the energy will stay fire energy until the end of the turn"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #131 from Banana_Man:
         Will there be an STS in Canada,we've been waiting.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I know of."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #132 from Doremi:
         Was Sabrina's Gengar's Art changed?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "There were two different artworks for that card originally."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #133 from Vaporeonice:
         It is a bit early but are you doing Surfing,Flying,Birthday,etc. Pikachu in English?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry no info to give out yet."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #134 from IKendall:
         If the opponent retreats their active after a successful Misty's Tentacool's Crystal attack, would they be able to attach energy to it?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "That's an attack effect that will be removed in the normal ways."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #135 from Reubot:
         If Imakuni's Doduo and _____'s Chansey are in Challenge, will they staybanned?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "THere are no Imakuni cards in challenge."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #136 from Banana_Man:
         Dark Raichu was included in Neo 2;Beyond The Ruins.Will other American cards that only appeared here appear in later series in Japan?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maybe, dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #137 from Trainer_William:
         Will the Super Trainer Showdown ever be in California ever again? Say it isn't so....
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not this year but who knows what the future brings...."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #138 from Banana_Man:
         Will there be an Elite Four for the Victory Road league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I know of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #139 from MewtwoX:
         What Number is League promo Porygon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "15 as ususal."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #140 from Calathon:
         Clarification on Mr. Mime v. R. Hitmonchan: Mimes attack doubles from 30 to 60, but Chan bases his CrossCounter on 30x2, not 60x2?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It would be 60 by 2, you're right."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #141 from Banana_Man:
         Can we expect Neo by March?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If we do it we will drive it in instead of marching it....(hee hee hee)."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #142 from Doremi:
         Is Wizards' goal to eventually catch up with the Japanese cards so thatboth forms are released in unison?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "That sure would be easier on us..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #143 from RobblyTuff:
         Will you guys put out Championship decks like you did for Magic only for STS Champs
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No plans that I know of."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #144 from Topego_:
         In Japanese Gym 1 there was a derangement gym, but in American Gym 1 there isn't. Why was it taken out? Will it become a promo like the Fossil Mew?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Many of the names were changed to protect the innocent. It may be in the next set under a different name."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #147 from BuIbasaur:
         On your website, it said Promo cards will be handed out in the East Coast Tournement. What is the Promo card given out on the East Coast Tournement?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but I don't know, I will find out for next week though."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #150 from Brocks_Onix:
         can you get a promo card with the pokemon 2000 soundtrack?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We don't know yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #151 from Player14:
         Is it true that there will be a limit of trainers in each deck
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, that is just one of many forms we are testing asa possible tournament format only."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #152 from Paokkk:
         Will there be any Gym Promo in the next league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry don't know yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #153 from soslowpoke:
         What's the prerelease CARD for Gym:Challenge
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #154 from Banana_Man:
         Why did Wizards include such meager cards as Misty's Goldeen,Misty's Tentacool and Brock's Zubat in Gym Heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We translate the cards that were made in Japan, theymade those cards, we tranbslated them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #155 from Reubot:
         Will there be any more "super rare" promos in the future (like Cool Porygon
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I know of."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Don't know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #156 from RobblyTuff:
         how was GENCON?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Was fun, I won a costume contest (gave me money to spend)."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #158 from ShiningDarkness:
         [Are there going to be Giovanni and Koga preconstructed decks or just Blaine and Sabrina like in Japan?]
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, both will have their own decks."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #159 from ZanyTrainer:
         in the league book there is a place for a stamp for the base set... canwe give stamps to kids that complete the base set 2 instead since base set 1 isnot made anymore...
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That would be up to your Gyn leader, I would say they could if they wanted to."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #161 from RobblyTuff:
         Why don't you have just one STS and have it in the center of the country?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Cuz 2 is twice as good!!"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #162 from pikachu89:
         Re: Q#62. Wouldn't Mr.Mime's Invisible Wall prevent 60 damage from Rocket's Hitmonchan Crosscounter attack? Why wouldn't you count weakness, if you were playing weakness & resistance?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, it would, I didn't calculate in the Weakness before..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #163 from Paokkk:
         What do you think will be the first Gym promo card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I'm pushing for Weedle with a donut."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #164 from Marril2000:
         At Tropic Mega Battle can you use base set 2 cards?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I think you can, yeah."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #165 from Banana_Man:
         Was the 15 Trainer meant to destroy the archtypes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Guys, it is only a possible tournamnet format to help increase deck creativity and loosen up the competitive environment, we really can't comment any further than that at this time."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #166 from zoink300:
         In Year 2 of the Pokemon League can we keep the points from this year or do we have to start over with new books?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I'm pretty sure that you'll be starting over with a new league book."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #169 from zackarino:
         can for example Sabs. Slowpoke evolve into Dark Slowbro or fossil
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No, you would have to evolve it to S. Slowpoke"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #170 from Brocks_Onix:
         have they stoped making charizards or are they still being made?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Base Set 2 Charizard's are still in print."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #171 from Paokkk:
         Will there be any more promo that you get in the Nintendo power magaizine?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Possibly."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #172 from Trainer_William:
         After Victory Road, you said that the PLeague Year 2 happens in January. So how is this structured: New books and badges or just a extension for thenew-comers to earn their badges?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No specific information yet, I think you will start anew with new bookls and badges but we don't know yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #173 from Banana_Man:
         What is the rarest card in Gym Heroes?Where I'm from it's Rocket's Scyther.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There is no rarest card, just rare holos."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #174 from IKendall:
         there's a TR Zapdos and a TR Moltres, is there a TR Articuno?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that we know of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #175 from Vaporeonice:
         Any new non-basic Energy card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #177 from lugia_2001:
         are there going to be vending sheets in english?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #178 from Mr_mystery:
         Anything from R&D on the Clefable/Rocket Karp thing? (I still say you can't evolve)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "At this point you can, but we'll be checking with Creatures on this one."
Master_Trainer_Pat nods solemnly.

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #180 from Brocks_Onix:
         i saw on a magazine a pikachu card with a 3d pikachu and thunder aroundhim under his picture there is a camera like where it would say r for team rocket what kinda card is this?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I think that's a Japanese promo card...I don't know where it came from originally"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #181 from Mr_mystery:
         In one of your earlier chats, you said in response to "Why do you put energy in Gym Packs"? You said When Base 2 Goes out of print. Why not just make packs of energy?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Who would buy those?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #183 from Dark_Gyarados:
         then how would the person get to new jersey no parent would want to buytwo tickets to take them to that.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If you want to go to the World Series you pay to go right????"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Same thing."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #185 from Paokkk:
         Will there be any commom pokemon such as Rattata to be a rare in the next Gym set?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Maybe."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You cannot compare the Japanese market with the US one, different markets and different logic....."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #187 from ZanyTrainer:
         is there a way to get a list of the demo decks you use at conventions so we can use them at the league...
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We only use the base set 2 starter deck to demo with."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #188 from Trainer_William:
         Funny Q's: What does the ESP stand for in Sabrina's ESP?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Extra Sabrina Protection?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Extyra salty pretzels??"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "product placement......."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #190 from Calathon:
         Can you get R&D to reconsider the Ancient Mew thing?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They already have, besides Ancient Mew will NOT be allowed as a playable cards in sanctioned events anyway."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It's not that good, either."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #191 from Mr_mystery:
         Will the 15 Trainer or 2 Trainer-a-turn Rule be in effect for the East Coast STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maaybe, duuno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #192 from TrueTobias:
         will the 3 badge rule (or similar) be in effect at the East STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it will."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #193 from Mr_mystery:
         What will the prizes be for those who compete in the Tropical Mega Battle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry not public knowledge yet (I'm not sure either)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #194 from gunterl:
         how long will tcg league 2 be
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, too far away yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #195 from PieWA:
         when will we know about STS info. For instance, will three badges qualify you etc.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It will be posted once it is finalized, sorry but I don't know a date yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #196 from RobblyTuff:
         Why aren't there many draft format tournaments run. I think they wouldmake the game more fair for newbies and people on a budget.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Right now there aren't boosters or decks out there that work well with a draft format. Base Set 3 is being considered for just sucha thing."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #197 from IKendall:
         what do you prefer - Scyther or Rocket's Scyther?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Scyther - free retreat is cool."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #198 from Banana_Man:
         Why are there TWO rare Electabuzzes in Gym Heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We just translate them guys, I dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #199 from squirtle_master:
         Is there any way besides seeing PTM2k I can get an MP Articuno?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not from us, try the secondary market."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #200 from Mr_mystery:
         Would it be possible to use 4 Blaine's Vulpix, 4 Brock's Vulpix, and 4 Base Vulpix in the same deck, or would it constitute an illegal deck?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You could as they all have different names."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #202 from Mr_mystery:
         What are you going to do about Sears selling Gym Packs ahead of the Release Date?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The date wasn't set in stone for Heroes, we are working to fix that for Challenge."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #203 from IKendall:
         why release Misty's Seel without Misty's Dewgong? The card is pants without the evolution!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You said pants........"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #205 from pikachu89:
         Re: Q#96. Our TRU Gym Leader said their contract for the league is up this year and they haven't signed a new contract for next year. Do you know if they have & that's why you answered, "I think so." that Toys R Us would have a second season?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "These sorts of things DON'T get signed so many months in advance as they are always changing. Also we talk with the corporate headsof Toys R Us first, not the locla gym leaders so they might not hear of it yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #206 from Brocks_Onix:
         can you buy gym heroes from pretty much any places with cards (ex. Toysrus maybe malls books a million?)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Should be able to yes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #207 from Mr_mystery:
         Why did you only make the Misty trainer card work with Misty's Pokemon only? The japanese translation(I believe) states that it can do 20 damage when attached to Any Pokemon.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "For Game balance."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #209 from Mr_mystery:
         If a Rocket's Snorlax gets attacked and gets hit with sleep, and it wasn't asleep before the attack, would Rocket Snorlax's Poke Power deal 20 to the Pokemon that put it to sleep
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #210 from Paokkk:
         Can you use the Engish/Japanese Exggutor in torunament? Is this card going be a promo anytime soon?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #212 from firetrainer:
         Can I evolve Team's Rockets Meowth into Dark Persian?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #213 from Mr_mystery:
         Sorry if you already answered this in an earlier chat, but here goes. If a Dark Golbat uses Sneak Attack on a Dark Gyarados and KOs it, will it deal 20times the number of water, with heads on the toss, to the Defending Pokemon, orto Dark Golbat(assuming the two are different)?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Final Beam says that it triggers when D. Gyarados is knocked out by an attack. D. Golbat's P Power is not an attack."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #214 from Paokkk:
         In the fossil set Psyduck was weak to lighting but in the Gym Heroes set Psyduck is weak to grass. Why is this?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is a different version, so sometimes the weaknessor resistances are different."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #215 from gengar725:
         Can energy removal remove a DCE? and is it the same for super E.R?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes thye can."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #217 from Trainer_William:
         The TCG gameboy game doesn't allow evolutions from Clefairy Doll. But in real life...You can evolve Clefairy Doll into any stage 1, right?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "NO!!!!!"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #219 from gengar725:
         If i have a NidoKing as my active and i do toxic does it immediatly do 40 damage after my turn?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It will do 20 for the attack and 20 for the poison atthe end of your turn"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #220 from Brocks_Onix:
         i'm confused about water gun like poliwags water gun(normal plain old poliwag) when it says does 10 more damage for every water energy attached to poliwag but not used to pay for this attack's energy cost you can't add mor than20 damage in this way does that mean as many energies that is on him only 20damage can be added?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Correct."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #221 from Chrisbo:
         Re Q128: Thanks for the answer on Recall & RapidEvolution. Now then, if using DevoSpray it says you can choose a level of Evolution. What if you stack multiple Gyaradoses to allow you to use DevoSpray to "pick & choose"?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You cannot choose one of those previously played Gyaradoses. When you played another from Rapid Evolution using Recall, the older version in effect leaves play and cannot be devolved to it. We mentioned this earlier in the announcements."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #223 from Rainbow_Trainer:
         Why is WotC still treating Pokemon as "only" a kids game.... there are plenty of Serious players that would like to see Serious tournaments... the WestSTS should have at least shown you that...
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Do you think that we (mike and I) treat you like kids?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Do you have any idea how much time and effort and moeny go into the league and tournaments and STS's???"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We certainly take it seriously."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Pokemon is an introductory level TCG but it is getting more complex as it goes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #224 from Vaporeonice:
         Like Pikachu Promotional No.1,Will the giant Articuno,Zapdos,Moltres beplayable?I have a special place in my deck waiting for him.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Oversized cards have never been playable."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #225 from TrueTobias:
         do you apply weakness and resistance to R. Hitmonchan's Crosscounter? It says he ATTACKS for double the damage but it could be just straight damage
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You would apply weakness and Resistance to the Crosscounter attack."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #226 from Trainer_William:
         Ok, ha ha, about the mistakes. But are their any errors for the gym heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Orange has never been Misty;s bets color choice......."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I don't know of any. Mike?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, not enough Weedles????"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Misty's fashion sense?!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #228 from Scrye_Fung:
         So MTM and MTP .. where can we find a comprehensive rules document for Pokemon TCG? *wink*
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, where????"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hee hee hee hee"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Check out the Team Compendium on the web, a great fan created collection of rulings!!!"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #229 from RobblyTuff:
         Whrere might I find a list of the misprint cards.
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Don't have one of those yet."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #231 from Scrye_Fung:
         MTP .. TC is still waiting for your bio ... your hero is still Scyther?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yea, I was on the site last night and noticed. I'll get you in something soon."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I tried out the Rocket's Scyther....good, but no freeretreat."
Master_Trainer_Pat shakes her/his head.

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #230 from ShiningDarkness:
         Why did it take so long for Gym Heroes to come out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What do you mean so long? 3 months is the normal in between set time."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #232 from guest20:
         Can Promo Eevee's pokemon power, chain reaction, cause it to evolve even if it's not "Eevee's" turn?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #235 from guest28:
         blastoise's Rain dance says that you may attach a water energy to any water Pokemon. does that include from your deck
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #234 from guest29:
         Why are there no free trips given for the STS? like the West Cost
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "THere are legal issues as well as the fact that it makes it TOO competitive, remember this is SUPPOSED to be for fun."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Everyone having fun?!?!?!?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hee he eehee"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #236 from IKendall:
         With tickling Machine, can your opponent use the cards, even though they can look aty them
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "You're opponent's cards are out of play, so no they can't look at them or use them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #237 from ZanyTrainer:
         will you need 8 badges to start year 2... or can you drop and begin thenew year without finishing the first...
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It should be open to anyone."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "What other Pokemon from Heroes are seeing play in your decks?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I like Misty's Poliwag and Energy Flow!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Let us know, Misty's Poliwag has been seeing alot of use in Raindance decks around here."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yeah!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #239 from lugia_2001:
         what set is after neo 2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, that is a question for Creatures not us."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #246 from Trainer_William:
         Just wanted to know what is soo special about Scyther (jungle)? I findit hard to use.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It comes in so many fruityful flavors!!!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "In a word...Incredible."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Or is that Fruit Loops?? I always get those two confused............."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Resistance to fighting, free retreat, 70 HP. 60 damage and he has the Mantis Style martial arts."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #248 from squirtle_master:
         How many seasons will be in League year 2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #249 from IKendall:
         In the UK we get most promos eventually, but the 2 Nintendo Power ones wont since that mag is unavailable here. So will they be released in another fashion?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but we don't know that."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #250 from Brocks_Onix:
         i read a magazine that said ancient mews stats don't remember the magazin can u conformhis hp is 40 and his attock does 80 or 60?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Our version has 30 hps."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #251 from guest29:
         Why have qualifiers if no free trips?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Why do you have to have free trips????"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The point of the qulifiers is to compete and have fun if you HAVE to be paid to do so, maybe you shouldn't go....."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #253 from Tiger811:
         if i have a Dark Gyrados who uses Ice beam and flips heads does it do 30 to a Mr Mime (Because of Paraliys) Sorry if that's been asked already
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It would NOT do 30 damage as the damage is done BEFORE the paraylsis effect, so Mr Mime's Barrier would prevent the damage."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #255 from lin2830:
         How exactly does Sabrina's ESP work?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You attach it to a Pokemon with Sabrina in the name. If any attack uses coin flips, you can flip all of those coins again (basiacally giving you 2 chances to get the result you want)."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #252 from Chrisbo:
         If you have "stacked Gyaradoses" (from a Recall'd RapidEvolution), can you use Recall to use one of the other Gyaradoses attacks?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No, this is how it was described to us: If you use Rapid Evolution on a Magikarp that has already R. Evolved. Then you take the Gyarados or D. Gyarados that was there first, turn it upside down and place it beneath that Magikarp. It is considered out of play until that Pokemon gets K.O'd"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #256 from mewtwo54:
         is there any giovanni's cards in gym heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #258 from mewtwo54:
         Where can i find pictures of gym heroes cards?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Top Deck magazine."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #259 from lugia_2001:
         i have a mis-print fossil magmar. is it rare or valuable?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but we don't get involved in secondary market value, I have no idea."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #260 from mewtwo54:
         how many cards will there be in gym challenge??? BTW hey mike do youfall off of stage intentionally???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "132,"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Do I fall of intentiona;lly? What, do you think I am some sort of Chevy Chase character actor?????"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Welll.....maybe....."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Electronic banana peels"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #261 from guest28:
         can eevee use Chain Reaction if Aerodactyl is in play?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #262 from Supra:
         does misty's staryu swift ignore defender
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #263 from Dark_Gyarados:
         do you know what kinds of prizes you get in the qualifier tournaments for East Coast STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't have specifics as of yet, it will be posted online when we do."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #264 from IKendall:
         Can they use the card they drew at the start of their turn, or does that join the others out of play (Tickling Machine again)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, they could."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #265 from Supra:
         if u used porygons conversion 1, what would happen if u change the defending pkmn's weakness to the smaame type that it is resistance against
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It would have the same weakness and resistance. Weakness is calculated first in an attack."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #267 from guest20:
         Our local Toys R Us seems pretty unogranized and half-hearted...can an individual host the league on his own? If so, how?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The League is a promotion run through partcipating retail locations. I would recommend offering them to help run and organize theirleague. Most locations would be glad for the help."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #268 from Aaron_the_Great:
         If Rocket's Scyther's attack stops working when it evolves, does that mean there could be a Rocket's Scizor? Or could a Scizor that says Evolves from Scyther also evolve from Rocket's Scyther?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "We just don't know yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #269 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         whats the next promo coming out???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Psyduck and Cool Porygon's for Voctory Road Season."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #270 from lin2830:
         do i re-flip all the coin for sabrina's Haunter's Night Spirints?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Do you mean if you have S. ESP attached? Then, yes, you would."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #271 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         why is the ages only 11-14 for the tropical mega battle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Tropical Mega Battle is primarily a pr evenet for Creatures and the Japanese market and most japanese players are that age. It is their event and they make the rules."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #272 from IKendall:
         Maybe you should point out that the STS qualifiers are really for thosewith less than 3 badges to gain enrty, if you have more, then you're fine as you stand!
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Good call, Ikendall, though it still would be a good chance to see what other trainers are playing."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #273 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         why is there 12 from america and only from 2 from every other country?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Right now, the American Market is the largest one, as that changes, you might see the Mega Battle change."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #274 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         when is canada getting dci?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Canada already has the DCI."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #277 from Supra:
         is there a misty's blastoise in heroes or challenge
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #278 from Chrisbo:
         So in the case of "Stacked Gyaradoses", what will Mew's Devolution Beamdo to it/them?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nothing, as already stated you ignore them."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #280 from gengar725:
         why are there no giovanni's cards in the gym set?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Giovanni's Pokemon all ended up in Gym:Challenge"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #281 from lugia_2001:
         is there going to be a dark raichu in english neo2 since there was one in TR???
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "I don't know, I still have not seen the Japanese Neo 2 Raichu, does it translate the same?"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #285 from guest28:
         In Dark Vileplume, if it's weakness is fighting is it a miss-print or what?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "The non-holo was a misprint though it should be played as is."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #279 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         why was the qualifer for the tropical mega battle in canada only in calgary? do you expect al the other canadians to drive to calgary?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As stated, the Mega Battle is basiaclly a small PR event NOT a major tournament, they will run it as they choose."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #282 from Zapdos1:
         How soon do you think a exalt date for the STS become availble
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Soon."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #284 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         will the winners from the west coast be in the next top deck?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maybe, not sure."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #287 from ZanyTrainer:
         are there any cards coming up that will be used similar to 'instants' like in the Magic Game...
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Don't think so..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #288 from guest29:
         Do you think that there could be a box for the winner of their tourney for the prizes? or less?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but we don't know yet."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #289 from Supra:
         would u be able 2 play in tournaments if u didn't join the league?(i'm asking this 4 my friend)
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #290 from Tiger811:
         Why does Vulpix not get evolutions in Heroes? The only good fire poke IMO in the set is Rockets Moltres!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ninetails will be in Challenge."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #292 from ZanyTrainer:
         can you get a book and dci card direct from wizards... our league location has run out and not had any since June
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry no, make sure that the league coordinator is contacting the correct people."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #293 from IKendall:
         Since STS type events tend to be US only, could a UK resident, for example, attend if the had the badges and flew over?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, I suppose so."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #294 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         where are the dci in canada
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Look on our websiet on the event location page. THere are hundreds of sanctioned events in Canada throughout the year."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #296 from Aaron_the_Great:
         Do you get a Prize for defeating each Stacked Gyarados?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "No, they're out of play."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #297 from lin2830:
         is there any difference between the cool porygon from the N64 and the one for the League?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #299 from lugia_2001:
         is there going to be a mistys golduck in challenge?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes there's two different ones...one has anasty, nasty Damage Shift attack."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #300 from Supra:
         if giovanni's nidoking used threaten/intimidate or whatever it's called, would misty staryu still be able 2 attack it
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but we can't answer ruoles questions on Challenge cards yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #304 from Chrisbo:
         Sorry to be a pain, but please clarify exactly what I'm supposed to do when my opponent uses Mew's DevolutionBeam on my "stacked Gyaradese"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ok, you simply remove the in plkay Gyarados card (the last one played). Your Pokemon is now a Magickarp, tat simple. The other Gyarodoses are OUT OF PLAY and do NOT affect the game in any way!!!"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Chrisbo, you earned your donuts today...now quit withthe Gyarados'"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #305 from ZanyTrainer:
         are there more gym stadium cards in the next set...
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ok here are the announcements again."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "First Misty's Staryu's SWIFT attack. The SWIFT attack ignores all Pokemon Powers, Weaknesses, Resistances, or ANY other effects that attempt to alter the amount of damage done by this attack. SWIFT does NOT prevent anything that prevents the attack from actually occuring however like Smokescreen or Transparency. So SWIFT will ignore a Defeneder that is attached to the Defending Pokemon as it is an affect that is attempting to alter the amount ofdamage done by the attack."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Second, the RECALL Trainer card. This has the same sort of effect as Metronome or Ditto in that any self-referencing in the attack is changed to the active Pokemon's name instead. Meaning if you used RECALL to use the Energy Loop attack on Sabrina's Abra when it is evolved to Sabrina's Kadabra (or Sabrina's Alakazam), you would replace the topmost evolution step's name into the attack. In other words you would still have to return a psychic energy card attached to it in order to the Energy Loop attack. The easiest way to think of it is that the RECALL Trianer gives the Active Pokemon the attack of your choice from one of its previous evolutions, with all of its positive and negative effects affecting your active Pokemon. So if you used RECALL on Gyarados touse Magickarp's Flail attack, it is possible for that attack to do up to 90 damage."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Rocket's Scyther's Shadow Images attack is NOT cumulative."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Clarification on the whole Knock Out/triggered effects steps in Pokemon as well. When a Pokemon receives sufficient damage to be Knocked Out it is INSTANTLY Knocked out (before anything else is done). HOWEVER, Prize cards are NOT drawn AND replacement Pokemon are NOT moved up until ALL triggered effects are resolved. Meaning that if Blaine's Moltres does its attack and Knocks out Dark Gyarados, the Dark Gyarados would get its chance with its Final Beam attack effect BEFORE the Moltres can return to your hand (if you flippedtails). Blaine's Moltres states that it would be returned to your hand AFTER DOING DAMAGE. This means AFTER all triggered effects are resolved (in this case the Dark Gyarados's Final Beam). So after everything has resolved THEN prizes are drawn and replacement Benched Pokemon are moved up (with the player whose turn is next choosing first)."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Lastly as some of you may have heard, we will be making appearances at some of the East Coast Mall Tour stops. Dark Master Trainer Mike (our boss) will be at the Baltimore and Miami stops, Master Trainer Pat will appear at the Chicago location, and I (Master Trainer Mike) will be at the Boston stop. So stop by and say hello, and bring your best decks to show us what you can do!!"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #307 from Zapdos1:
         whats the difference between a gold invitation and a regular one
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "There isn't a difference anymore"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #308 from Tiger811:
         Do Dark Muk and Base Dragonair combo well together?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "That might do the trick, though you are talking abouttwo evolution chains you'll need to get into play."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #310 from guest37:
         ask/ is it possible to get more than one Cool Porygon on Victory Road?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "It is, but it won't be easy."

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #309 from guest28:
         on the origanal vulpix,his hp says HP 50. why is vulpix different??
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "He was the proud recipient of a misprint. Enjoy!"

Master_Trainer_Pat presents the speaker with question #311 from squirtle_master:
         If you win 10 in a row, do you get 2 cool porygons?
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Yes, and 15 in a row gets you a stuffed animal from the _top_ shelf."
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "just kiddin'"
Master_Trainer_Pat grins evilly.

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #312 from Tiger811:
         In our league they never have new worksheets. Do you print them?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, we have MAGIC ELVES WITH THEIR PURPLE CRAYONS...:)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "oK, SO NO MORE QUESTIONS???"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Then its time to EAT THE DONUTS!!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Thank you all for coming this week, I will try and have fun in Hawaii for you all!! hee hee hee"
Master_Trainer_Pat says, "Bye everyone, we'll see you next Thursday."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Look for us at the various Mall Tour stops and stop by and say hi.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Thank you to the WizO's for their help and thank GOD for Duncan Donuts!!"