Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, August 30, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hello everyone!"
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike should be here in a sec."
master_trainer_pat says, "Lemme grab a few questions before he gets here."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from firetrainer:
         Elekid and Metal energy Question. My Elekid has a Metal energy attach to it and Elekids use his Pokemon Power would the damage from it be reduce? Would my active Pokemon with Metal energy attach to it take ten less from Elekids Pokemon Power.
master_trainer_pat says, "The damage would be reduced from Playful Punch"
master_trainer_pat says, "The damage taken would be ten less also."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from firetrainer:
         If I use a cool Porygon Tex Magic to turn My opponents weakness to Metal and next turn I retreated cool Porygon and replace it with Scizor and use false swipe how much damage would that do?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang."
master_trainer_mike says, "Slow again today......"
master_trainer_pat says, "It would double the damage of False Swipe, so it may knowck the opponent's P'mon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1 from daytongl:
         Any details on the 3 remaining QT dates? Also, the DCI Tourney Finder reports the Cleveland, OH QT as 10/13, but the Pokémon WCSTSQT Schedule shows itas 10/27. Which date is correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "No specific info yet. I will look into the OH listing. Once I know I will post it to the Pokegym."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from crazy_nut_man:
         Any "Fresh, Hot, Hand Rolled" News? (No more *minty* fresh)
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, I like MINTY FRESH better."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #5 from crazy_nut_man:
         Phrase or word of the day?
master_trainer_mike says, "First, did you know that you will need to fill out adeck list when you participate at any of the WSTS QT main events?"
master_trainer_mike says, "They will soon be available for dowloading off of our website and you can rint it out and fill it out before you get there."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also, I will be the head judge at the Seattle WSTS QT event held on October 13th. Maybe some of the other MT's wiull be there too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to see some of you there!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh yeah!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is Season 8 Year 2 Promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "One will be promo number 25...do you know which one that is??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from crazy_nut_man:
         is there ever going to be holo BASIC energy or uncommon holos (like magic)
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from unown_master:
         Are the Lugia coins legal?
master_trainer_pat says, "Depends on which Lugia coin, you cannot use the one from the second Pokemon video/dvd release. That one isn't legal"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from crazy_nut_man:
         In tournaments can we use Holo plains (Magic) instead of electric energy, since they look shiny??
master_trainer_mike says, "nope sorry, only Pokemon cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from crazy_nut_man:
         Any news on Year 3 of League?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be an exciting new league program!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from peekachoo1:
         If you use Feint attack on a Giovanni's Machamp with a focus band, and knock it out, does it flip for Fortitude and Focus Band?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is more broken Black Lotus in Magic or Oak in Pokemon??
master_trainer_pat says, "Potions Exam."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from master_o_pokemon:
         Harry Potter seems interesting but like... why is decking the only way to win? Isnt that weird? =P
master_trainer_mike says, "No, most game usually only have 1 way to win. Look at Sorry for example......"
master_trainer_pat says, "Besides we may make other ways to win in future sets..."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "<I always liked having to yell SORRY!>"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from crazy_nut_man:
         Any exact location for sts besides that it's in San Diego, California
master_trainer_pat says, "nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from daytongl:
         MTMike, how was the TMB? Give it up!
master_trainer_mike says, "Interesting. The top 8 came down to 1 Japanese player, 4 American players, and 3 European players."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Americans got swept out in the semi-filans and it came down to Jorge from Portugal and Andy from Denmark."
master_trainer_mike says, "Jorge's electric deck eventually won."
master_trainer_pat says, "Wacky, he said that there are about 15 cards that areactually better in the English version! Like Sloking's power only works when he's active!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Right!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Unown N,M, and D only protect other Unowns in the Japanese cards. Wacky huh?"
master_trainer_pat says, "and Blaine's Charizard has to have at least 2 Fire Energy on it to do Roaring Flames"
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoops, you can do it with one energy but it would only do 20 damage..."
master_trainer_pat says, "crazy huh"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from scrye_fung:
         Hiya MTs. I noticed that the Vancouver, BC, Canada qualifier date was taken off from the QT listing and replaced with Ottawa. The province of Ontario now has 2 qualifier cities while Western Canada has none. Why is this?
master_trainer_mike says, "THere apparently wans't any suitable locations or experienced tournament orgainzers in Vancoeuver that could run the event."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from chibi_dark_pika:
         Do you go to any pokemon leagus yourselves?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I don"
master_trainer_mike says, "legumes???? I don;t eat lima beans....."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sometimes Steve goes to one near his house I think."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from articjedi:
         about the deck fixes you guys are doing, are they going to be the superprofessional fixes that tournament winners use or something that you guys use in deck strategies?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, they will be our own internal suggestions, youdecide how good they will be."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, they're just our opinion of what might make the deck more focussed for tournament play..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         The web site mentions that there will be a 2 day Mall Event in the WCSTS QT lineup. The schedule only lists the 32 qualifiers that are 1 day events. What and where is the 2 day event?
master_trainer_mike says, "No details yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from pkmnx:
         I forgot the number from last week >_< what number can you call to findLeague locations again?
master_trainer_pat says, "1(800)324-6496"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from peekachoo1:
         Is Year 3 of the Pokemon league going to have tournaments?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from unown_master:
         Why are the Lugia coins illegal?
master_trainer_pat says, "They're not balanced for tournament use."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from crazy_nut_man:
         Re 13: What is potions exam?
master_trainer_pat says, "A broken Harry Potter card"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from crazy_nut_man:
         News on Neo Revelation?
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from daytongl:
         are any of the rulings from the TMB ever going to make it to the US rulings?
master_trainer_mike says, "No way."
master_trainer_mike says, "When the Japanese players come over for the WSTS they will have to play by the US rules for these cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #29 from whatever360:
         When will the 2001-2002 Pokémon DCI Floor Rules be available? (I e-mailed dci@wizards.com but I didn't get an answer!)
master_trainer_pat says, "They should be posted soon..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from pokesensei:
         Hi guys!Once again,a few Q`s for the Compendium...1)If there is a Rocket`s Minefield in play and I use Neo:D Kabuto`s PP "Revive Friend" and I roll heads and put that Kabuto on my bench,do I flip/roll for Rocket`s Minefield Gym?
master_trainer_pat says, "Rocket's Minefield Gym will only trigger if the Pokemon you're playing comes from your hand, so if you search your deck for a P-mon and put it into play, you don't flip for RMG."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from crazy_nut_man:
         Will there Pro Tour and/or World Championship tournament for the best ranked and/or STS winners in the world
master_trainer_mike says, "There won't ever be a PokemonPro Tour. A world championship on the other hand, we'll see."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from pokesensei:
         2)I play Fossil Egg and a Rocket`s Minefield Gym is in Play.If I flip heads and I put the Kabuto from the deck,I do not flip for Rocket`s Minefield...but if I put it on the bench from my hand,I do?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from daytongl:
         Any comment as to why the same folks who did such a poor job on the ECSTSQT in Chicago got a second chance?
master_trainer_mike says, "To err is human, to forgive is divine."
master_trainer_mike says, "THe TO that ran that event last year was not expecting such a large turnout. He has quadrupled his staff for this year, set aside alot more space, and has pledged to run a great event."
master_trainer_pat says, "If a person has a store and wants to set up a league they have to contact our Merchant Relations department"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from kirbycopies:
         What is the phone number to set up a League Location (Pokemon League)?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from chibi_dark_pika:
         will there ever be a pokemon movie 5?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from daewonsong316:
         When using cool porygons texture magic does the resistance/weakness change end when the pokemon it affects retreat or becomes benched?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it states this after the attack text. So if C. Porygon changed the defending P-mon's weakness, that will only be removed if that P-mon is retreated or evolved."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from scrye_fung:
         Re: #18. Why can we do as players do in Vancouver to get a TO to run a qualifier here? Run more sanctioned Pokemon tournaments here in Vancouver? Send more letters to the DCI?
master_trainer_mike says, "First, you have to become a tournament organizer (can do that by signing up on our web site)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Then to run premiere level events like a QT (or a Magic Pre-release) you have to prove youself capable of doing so as well as securing sufficient space and staff for a positive event,"
master_trainer_mike says, "I don;t know the specigics about Vancoeuver but I heard that there neither a strong TO or a good space existed at this time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from crazy_nut_man:
         What do you think is the most common mistake made by begginers in Pokemon, playing too quickly (bad decisions), poor deck constructions (lot of singles), passive attitue (not attacking every turn), too aggressive (too much energy on a pkmn), energy management (too much or wasting them), wasting resources (oaking a brand new hand of 7 when not needed), and giving up (never no when u can get an oak and win)
master_trainer_pat says, "Misunderstanding or misconceptions about the rules."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from indigomaster33:
         Re:#28, since they are playing by our rules, how would a not changed card like Dark Vileplume Non holo(saying it was allowed in the format,) or anyother not changed error be played?
master_trainer_mike says, "Play the card as is."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from crazy_nut_man:
         any pkmn events in the Los Angeles area, besides STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out our tournament locator for upcoming events."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just the STS"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from articjedi:
         Do you guys play the game boy game?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not much."
master_trainer_mike says, "Occasionally"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from master_o_pokemon:
         With the rocket on format... will mysterious fossil ever be reprinted? or at least legalized? (master_o_pokemon wants to play omastar and its a lot easier that way......)
master_trainer_pat says, "No, there are no plans for that at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from articjedi:
         how much does it cost wizards to make a pack of cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry that os proprietary information"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #46 from yoshi1001:
         If you ko your active Pokémon during your turn, is the replacement subject to spikes damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "If your opponent had the Forretress, then yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from pkmnx:
         I don't have a Potions Exam yet...what does it do?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's not super-broken, but it is sick...it makes you discard three cards in play unless you discard a Potion Lesson."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from articjedi:
         is there going to be DCI envolvement in year 3?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from chibi_dark_pika:
         did they really stop printing fossil and base...?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from daewonsong316:
         Is there a reason that wizards has decided to have two qaulifiers in kansas and none in missouri? I do not understand this...because it is giving the KS players 2 chances to go and for me(i live in StL MO) i would have to drive to KS on a sunday which is a school night just to have a chance to participate in the event
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again, it is based upon an area having a strongTO and a good location. If either oif these does not exist in an area, there will not be a premiere event held there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from crazy_nut_man:
         What card do you think is the most popular: Professor Oak, Professor Elm, Rocket's Sneak,The Rocket's Trap,Energy/Super Energy Removal,Computer Search,Item Finder,Lass, Scoop Up, Sneasal, The Gator, SLowking, Murkrow, Steelix, Electabuzz, Rocket Zapdos, Scyther, Clefable, Cleffa, Wigglytuff, Gust of Wind, Double Gust, Chansey, Typlosion, Blaine's Arcanine, Metal Energy, Dark Energy, FocusBand, Rainbow Energy, Acient Mew, Promo Mew, SI Mew, Mewtwo, MP Mewtwo, NP Mewtwo, Unown, Brock Ninetales, BASE SET GASTLY(?????????),DITTO?
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEDLE!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oak or Comp Search, maybe Gust of Wind."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from pkmnx:
         Since I've been handing out my original promos at the STS and STS qualifiers, I kinda assumed it was OK...is it OK to hand these out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Just don't ever charge for fakes....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from dunjohn_:
         Hey there. A couple of people have asked questions relating to Harry Potter. Do you guys answer them here, or are you just tolerating them for the timebeing? Cheers!
master_trainer_pat says, "I can certainly answer them for you, but there will be a Harry Potter chat tomorrow afternoon I think."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from daytongl:
         A few chats ago, you brought up that Books-A-Million was going to do their own version of "Victory Road" after Season 8. Nobody in the BAM Pokémon chain seems to know anything about this. Any details provided to you guys?
master_trainer_mike says, "They have not announced it to the public yet. It is going to happen, we are supporting them with it though it will not be called Victory Road."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from chibi_dark_pika:
         If I use smoke screen from fossil magmar...and then my opponents scyther retreats..and comes back out would the effects still happen?
master_trainer_mike says, "Smokescreen references the Defending Pokemon so if it gets Benched the effect ends."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from master_o_pokemon:
         Why is the Chicago qualifier at the same place? Last time it was NOT run very well.........
master_trainer_mike says, "They learned form their mistakes last year. He has quadrupled his staff, set up more space and chairs and promises to run a great event this time."
master_trainer_mike says, "Qualified TO's are actually quite scarce. As any will tell you it is a LOT of work to run a premiere event."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from yoshi1001:
         What are the rons on prize structure for a DCI event (aside from U.S./State/Local ones)
master_trainer_pat says, "I think you mean 'rules', there are none. It is determined by the TO and the DCI."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from daewonsong316:
         I understand with area population and a strong TO but then why have 2 in KS as well as the fact that a store called Fantasy Shop hosted the Ecsts2 QT and i didnt see any problems...?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will not go into information about contracts.Each event is shopped out to our stable of qualified TO's and the actual time and dates of events is deteremined by many factors, including population, whetherthere is a TO availablle to run the event, whether there is sufficient space orsufficient time, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is not a simple process and it it takes a huge amojnt of work on our part and on the TO's part to run these FREE events for you."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm sorry that you can't all have everything everywhere free all of the time."
master_trainer_mike says, "I gave up that npotion when I was 5."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from scrye_fung:
         Re: #55 .. There will be a chat with Prefect Adam @ 5:00 PM PST to 6:00here in the TCG room
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks...don't forget Prefect Steve."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from chibi_dark_pika:
         What would happen is you and your opponent were out of basics in a deckand they had a ditto and you had a clefable...
master_trainer_mike says, "Well either someone would draw out first and the other player would win, or there would be a draw."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from master_o_pokemon:
         Ok thanks guys... i just want to make sure about Chicago... I was thinking about attending a kansas one, but that is a LONG drive lol
master_trainer_mike says, "No problem. They are really committed to running a great event this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from crazy_nut_man:
         How many ditto card rulings are there?
master_trainer_mike says, "A plethora!"
master_trainer_pat says, "45, 765"
master_trainer_pat says, "right now"
master_trainer_pat says, "so fare"
master_trainer_pat says, "far"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from dunjohn_:
         this is just something I've never known hand haven't been able to find out...what do the letters DCI stand for? Sorry, I know it's not strictly a pokemon question...
master_trainer_pat says, "Duelists Convocation International."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from yoshi1001:
         how far ahead do you see a question before you answer it?
master_trainer_pat says, "How's that?"
master_trainer_mike says, "The amazing Kreskin sees FAR into te future!"
master_trainer_pat says, "so far."
darkmt_mike says, "How about the Amazing Yuri Geller!"
master_trainer_mike says, "SPOON BENDER!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yuri isn't our buddy."
darkmt_mike says, "Alakazam!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from yoshi1001:
         How often will your rulings document be updated?
master_trainer_mike says, "I hope to get it updated monthly. Should be next week for the next one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from chibi_dark_pika:
         Mike, would you sing your version of Shary Temples "Pokemon Crackers inmy soup"?

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from puritys_echidna:
         MIKE! What is the meaning of that 'straw' comment.... you know what i'mtalking about... (narrows his eyes at dmtm)
master_trainer_mike says, "ONly if the questions stop coming in, so you are allnow in charge of your own non-singing destiny."
darkmt_mike says, "Thats the last straw for me. No more straw talk!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Please ignore DMTM, we have NO idea what he is rambling about........"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
darkmt_mike says, "Neither does he."
master_trainer_pat says, "runnin"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from firetrainer:
         Are you Guys going to be giving away any Promos at QT or West Coast Super Trainer Show down for side events and stuff.
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans on free promos no."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so...we'll see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from magmar2000:
         Pat - did you see/hear the Mariners game today? 4-0 That Magic numberis coming down. :-)
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh Yeah! We listen while we answer phones"
darkmt_mike says, "You do?"
darkmt_mike says, "Hmmm."
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe"
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoops, maybe I upset him?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from yoshi1001:
         regarding self-ko and spikes, if you ko both Pokémon during your turn, and the opponent brings up a Fortress that was previously gazed, does it do its damage?d
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it does damage...the inactive player will replace their active player first"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from master_o_pokemon:
         I must say... what are the planned rating things for the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "If your Pokemon Rating is 1800-1899 you have earned 1 bye for the WSTS main tournament. For 1900-1999 2 byes, and 2000+ 3 byes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #87 from daytongl:
         Will there be a MBI for the WCSTS this time 'round?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from dunjohn_:
         My friend insists he has a foil-stamped Dark Charmeleon which he got with TopDeck. It was ages ago, naturally, but mine wasn't stamped and I heard thatnone were, even though it was meant to be. He's standing right beside me now. Could you tell him he's wrong?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Dark Charmeleon that came in Top Deck did NOT have a wizards stamp on it."
master_trainer_mike says, "The stamped version of that card was only available through a Kraft Macaroni and Cheese promotion in Australia."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from dunjohn_:
         foil-stampeds: will there be any more? Howsabout putting them as promoswith Scrye or Inquest?
master_trainer_pat says, "There are no plans for anymore at this time"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from magmar2000:
         DMTM - let Pat finish. They listen to TCG Rules on tape while they answer the phones. ;-)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's it...TCG rules on tape, yea....though that doesn't explain the ESPN webcast window open on my desktop now does it?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoops!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from daewonsong316:
         what do you guys think about a turbo cool porygon deck becoming an Archatype?
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "well all an archetype is is a style of deck that gets a lot of use. So if your Turbo Porygon deck is strong and the word gets out and it gets a lot of play, then it would be an archetype."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from pkmnx:
         Are you guys still looking around for a location for the Indy qualifier?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from yoshi1001:
         Re:85 What do you expect the impact will be on the total number of byes?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be less byes this time than last, which means that overall the results won;t be as close in the end."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from chibi_dark_pika:
         if I had a ditto on my bench ,..and my opponent had a charizard.........and I used charity and reduced fire spin by 10 so he took 110....and then I retreated next turn and sent out a fossil magmar....he would KO right...
master_trainer_pat says, "wait a sec, Charity gets attached to your active P-mon, not your opponents...this question doesn't make sense"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from daewonsong316:
         yeah but what do YOU think about it and if it will become one?...=D
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea, I haven;t played it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from pkmnx:
         Re: the Indy QT: so you found a location, or canceled it, or what?
master_trainer_pat says, "Details will be forthcoming..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Apparently the questions are getting a wee bit insane (about chibis and Monty Hall and other goofy stuff)."
master_trainer_pat says, "Wizards needs questions....badly!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Save potions for later use!"
master_trainer_mike says, "If that is all you've got then we will end this chatearly so we can get more work done :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Valkyrie is about to die!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from pkmnx:
         What exactly is the Turbo Cool Porygon deck based on, other than Cool Porygon? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea...you'd have to ask your fellow trainer."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from power_jedi32642000:
         Did I miss anything earlier? I just came in a few minutes ago
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Make sure to fill out a deck listy before taking part in any of the QT main events, they will be available for download soon, or fill one out at the event."
master_trainer_pat says, "You missed alot of hyper-mega important rules questions..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Some of the other MT's and I iwll be judging the Seattle QT."
master_trainer_mike says, "That's mostly it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #104 from chibi_dark_pika:
         No I mean the charity was on ym ditto then I fire spiunned with 2 DCE on my ditto and used charity
master_trainer_pat says, "Send this question by e-mail to custserv@wizard.com, it's just not very clear what is going on."
master_trainer_pat says, "custserv@wizards.com, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from yoshi1001:
         Did we verify that Darkness counturs occur during turns?
master_trainer_mike says, "Darkness counters are placed AFTER each turn, not during."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ha! I was right!"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from articjedi:
         At the Seattle qualifier, will you MT's be there and will you be givingout promos again?
master_trainer_mike says, "Some of us will be there to judge, stop asking for all the free stuff or we won't."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from articjedi:
         Does gold berry take effect before a pokemon dies from poison?
master_trainer_mike says, "As er page 22 of the rulebook. You can use a Poketool at any point between trusn as LOMNG as it CAN be used."
master_trainer_mike says, "I>E> if a 40 HP Pokemon has 30 damage and is poisoned, it will be KNocked out regardles sof a Gold Berry being there."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, by Poketool, I think he specifically means the Berries..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from magmar2000:
         Any idea if the Seattle QT will have a side tournament?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it will...see this website for more info: www.melodiesmith.com"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from pkmnx:
         Yeah, why is everyone so greedy for stuff? I go to the qualifiers for DCI points, the promos are just a nice side thingy.
master_trainer_pat says, "On the Seattle Qualifier only..."
master_trainer_mike says, "I agree."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from puritys_echidna:
         i think everyone wants to know the answer to this question... what color... are the shirts for the wcsts... certain colors just clash with me... may i suggest a nice black? everyone loves black...
master_trainer_mike says, "what would that be Gothemon?"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from power_jedi32642000:
         So how is year 3 of pokemon league going? Any new details about it or is it still too early?
master_trainer_pat says, "Still in development..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from pokesensei:
         It says on the Darkness card "....At the end of evry turn,place..."Wouldn`t that mean that it`s NOT "between turns"?
master_trainer_mike says, "so? you do realize that there are MANY contradictions in this game right? As per the Pokemon Company, Darkness takes place betweenturns, like Char and Poison do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #120 from power_jedi32642000:
         Say a 40 hp pokemon gets hit with 40 points of damage and it has gold berry attacked to it, does the gold berry work and heal 40 hp so that it isn't knocked out?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nada...one KO'd litttle Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from yoshi1001:
         Is there any particular reason there has never been a promo energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "have you seeen Japan release one yet?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from chibi_dark_pika:
         I think you master trainer guys hate me
master_trainer_mike says, "we don;t hate anyone, but we don;t post silly questions (most of the time anyway)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Actually that's not even a question, Delete it!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #125 from daewonsong316:
         is there plan of VS or a set like it with 30 card booster planned to bemade in US and also isn't the set kinda ment to be drafted?
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not heard what the plans are for that, but from the Japanese packs I've seen, they are meant to be playable rigth out of the pack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from yoshi1001:
         If I put a Pikachu on a pichu, what stage of Pokémon do I have?
master_trainer_mike says, "A basic Pokemon that is evolved."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #127 from articjedi:
         Are you going to take on challengers at the Seattle QT like last time?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid it looks like we'll be judging this time, so probably won't have time to play.."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from pokesensei:
         Ok,so the official answer is that the placement of the damage counter from Darkness Energy on a non-darkness/"Dark in it`s name" happens between turns?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, as per the rulebook."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from crazy_nut_man:
         If Erika's Dratini & Brock's Rhydon are both on the bench, and the Erika's Dratini is attacked by say a Hitmonlee's Stretch Kick, which Power would happen first: Rhydon's "Bench Guard" or Erika's Dratini's "Strange Barrier"? Or would you get to choose?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I believe these effects both happen during stepH. So the controller would get to decide in what order they occur."
master_trainer_pat says, "Have we ruled on a similar situation before? Sounds familiar..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from crazy_nut_man:
         If Entei has a Focus Band attached, and an attack knocks out Entei, butthe Focus Band flip is heads, will this trigger the Bolt Pokemon Power? I mean,the "attack" would've KO'd it (no Bolt), but Focus Band (not the attack) is what affected the damage amount.
master_trainer_pat says, "You would still have to flip for the Bolt P-mon Power."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #134 from yoshi1001:
         If a Dk. Alakazm gets its Mind shock Amnesiaed, he can't recall Dark Kadabra's Mind Shock, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "No you wouldn't be able to...it's still an attack called Mind Shock."
master_trainer_pat says, "Or, right...you are correct."
master_trainer_pat says, "sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from master_o_pokemon:
         I'm going to quote this and take it to my next tourney, so please answer this. METAL DOES NOT STOP DARKNESS ENERGY's DAMAGE RIGHT?!?!?!?!?? lol :P
master_trainer_mike says, "It would reduce damage done form an attack that was enhanced by attached Darkness energy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #137 from power_jedi32642000:
         There has been people arguing to me about it, but to use gold berry youmust have at least 4 damage counters, correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #138 from crazy_nut_man:
         If I am using Sabrina's Alakazam and I use Sabrina's Gastly's [Lv.9] Fade Out, do I return Sabrina's Alakazam or the Sabrina's Gastly to my deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "S. Alakazam"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from yoshi1001:
         Re: 126 So it counts as an evolved Pokemon, but is a basic for evolution just need to know, even though it only matters on my cards, which I control rulings on)
master_trainer_mike says, "It is an evolved Pokemon but is still a basic stage Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from chibi_dark_pika:
         All I am asking for my friends/team at mny league DO YOU GUYS think theMaster Trainer Group is a good idea?
master_trainer_mike says, "we are not here to provide our opinions (well not much)......"
master_trainer_mike says, "just to answer questions"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #141 from crazy_nut_man:
         If Brock's Ninetales has an evolution card attached, and the opponent uses Mew's Devolution Beam, what happens?
master_trainer_pat says, "B. Ninetales gets devolved to B. Vulpix and the attached card is discarded."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from chibi_dark_pika:
         If I have Imikuni's some card it says if your opponent turns his heads remoive as many damage counters as you can if he asks you bout it deny it...could I use that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Imakuni cards are not legal in sanctioned events."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from crazy_nut_man:
         If I'm playing with a Brock's Ninetales and ShapeShift and into Sabrina's Gengar, and do Dark Wave, will the power of Brock's Ninetales be turned off and do you have to discard Sabrina's Gengar, if yes, when?
master_trainer_mike says, "You would have to discard it, after step J, the laststep in figuring out damage (after damage has been done)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from crazy_nut_man:
         You say that Ditto opposite Brock's Ninetales with an evolution would be like the evolution. Since the evolution on Brock's Ninetales cannot use its Pokemon Power, can Ditto use the Pokemon Power?
master_trainer_mike says, "good question, I have no idea...well I have an idea but not a sure answer (we'll get back to you on this one)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from daewonsong316:
         if a confused pokemon that is not weak nor resistance to its own time and is not metal has a metal energy attached and flips tails on an attack it would take no damage, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #146 from yoshi1001:
         if you have a Pokemon with a 30 damage attack and 1 dark against a Pokemon with 3 metal attached. Is damage done?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from master_o_pokemon:
         RE: #135 I mean does the darkness still damage self?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it does...though let's be clear...it has damage counters moved on to it...it doesn't take damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #149 from power_jedi32642000:
         Is there any way I could print the rules off the internet, I do not have the rulebook from the current neo theme decks and I don't plan on buying a deck.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, just go to the Pokemon page and go to the 'Learnto Play' link"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from crazy_nut_man:
         On the Neo Discovery Scizor, there is a misprint there, are you gonna errata it?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "polay it as the text is written, does 0 to 40"
master_trainer_pat says, "Only if we can eratta Sloking so it's like the Japanese version"
master_trainer_pat says, "where it only works when he's active."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just kiddin."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #153 from daewonsong316:
         This is a question resulting from a combo i was thinking of... 1) If i attach a brock's protection to a brocks 9tails and evolve to tyranitar then my energy may not be removed correct? 2) if i evolve a brocks 9 tails to a blaines pokemon and blain i can attach 2 fire correct? 3) If i did what i asked about in question 2 assuming i can could i then discard the blaines evolve and reevolve in tyrantiar that same turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "1) you're attaching Tyranitar, not evolving into it.Yes, your energy may not be removed"
master_trainer_pat says, "2)Yes, once again, not evolving."
master_trainer_mike says, "3) you can only attach 1 evolution card to a Brock'sNinetails per turn."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "wait for the question pat"
master_trainer_pat says, "hold on"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from daewonsong316:
         If a benched ditto was gazed by an igglybuff then became active would its power become affective since igglybuff specifies that the pokemon MUST be benched in order to be gazed?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from yoshi1001:
         How do you come up with expansion names?
master_trainer_mike says, "Scrabble Fight Club"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #156 from crazy_nut_man:
         If you have a Gyarados in your deck, and use Metronome to copy Team Rocket Magikarp's Rapid Evolution, could you evolve Clefable into Gyarados? Cause Metronome says to copy the attack, and Rapid Evolution says to put the card on Magikarp. So, it should be that you can not evolve Clefable into Gyarados.
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you can't. It's covered by the illegal evolutionrule in the Neo rulebook"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from chibi_dark_pika:
         is there ever going to be a promo handed out at sts not handed out in the League?
master_trainer_mike says, "not that I know of"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #160 from yoshi1001:
         When ditto copies Pokemon, its name changes, correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, Ditto says 'treat Ditto as if it were the same'."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from daewonsong316:
         on brock's ninetails it reads it does not count as evolcing... what disalows it to place 2 evolution cards on a pokemon that allows it to per turn????
master_trainer_mike says, "Because it says Once per turn, you may attach etc. etc."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from power_jedi32642000:
         In response to why everyone asks if you guys are gonna give out promos,my answer is who wouldn't want free stuff?
master_trainer_mike says, "Fine! When are YOU going to give US free stuff then?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from power_jedi32642000:
         U want a weedle?, I'll send it you
master_trainer_mike says, "Well you missed out on the Space Weedle construction, but feel free to send Dark Apprentice Steve his needed meowth cards...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #165 from crazy_nut_man:
         If I'd play with a Sabrina's Alakazam as active. I'd attach a Sabrina'sESP to Sabrina's Alakazam. Geodude was painted Psychic by Smeragle. Then you Psylink it's stone barrage (i'd have 2 figh on Sabrina's Alakazam). I'd flip 5 heads in a row. And miss the 6th. But I'd have Sabrina's ESP attached. How many more coins do i get to re-flip.
master_trainer_pat says, "You would have to re-flip them all if you used Sabrina's ESP."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #166 from yoshi1001:
         re: 160 does that mean Ditto would not count towards Frog song if it copied a poliwhirl?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it would be treated as if it was a Poliwhirl that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from scrye_fung:
         Re #162; I'm sure TC has given you tons of free stuff (hint hint - T-Shirt ;) )
master_trainer_mike says, "Agreed, but TC are not the ones begging for freebieseither."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #168 from articjedi:
         Whats the point of Unown J? If you have all four pokemon on your benchthat only leaves you room for two pokemon
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, not a really, really useful. But, IMHO, not many of the Unowns are."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from chibi_dark_pika:
         I ALMosT FORGOT TO TELL yOU! Me and my friend are making a GIANT model of a promo Marril I mean it's huge and all made of Marril cards...we are briningit to the QT's
master_trainer_mike says, "good for you :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from power_jedi32642000:
         Where do I send these FREE meowth cards? Can you give me an adress?
master_trainer_mike says, "send them to Attention: Dark Apprentice Steve c/o Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #171 from crazy_nut_man:
         Re 165: What do you mean when you have to re-flip all of them?
master_trainer_mike says, "As for the announcements, I will be head judging the Seattle WSTS QT. Sme of the MT's will be there with me."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also, you will need to fill out a Deck List for the QT main events. You will be able to download it from our web site soon or you can fill one out at the location."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pats computer just crashed so he is gone for now."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I will get up a report about the TMB soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also, I won't be here next week (off to NY for the Pro Tour this time). But MT Pat and the others will be here for you again."
master_trainer_mike says, "Talk to you all soon!"