Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, October 05, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody! It's been a busy week here for us at the Wizards Gym. MT Mike will be joining us momentarily, so I'll begin with the announcements..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Wizard needs donuts, badly..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody! It's been a busy week here for us at the Wizards Gym. MT Mike will be joining us momentarily, so I'll begin with the announcements..."
master_trainer_pat says, "It seems like we may still be having some tech. difficulties, but we'll see what we can do..."
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike and I were able to get a sneak peek at some of the Gym: Challenge cards and we're sad to report that our good luck with no misprints in Gym: Heroes did not carry over to Gym: Challenge."
master_trainer_pat says, "Specifically, there are two misprints which make the cards either unplayable or very weak. The two cards in question are Blaine's Charizard and Rocket's Minefield Gym. Blaine's Charizard has a Fighting energy sysbol on it instead of a Fire symbol and Rocket's Minefield Gym is missing the number 2 right before'damage counters'."
master_trainer_pat says, "On the bright side, the set as a whole has several possible tournament worthy cards, some Pokemon with new attacks or Pokemon Powers t
master_trainer_pat says, "OK, so now on to some questions, of which I'm sure you'll have many. ;)"

master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike and I were able to get a sneak peek at some of the Gym: Challenge cards and we're sad to report that our good luck with no misprints in Gym: Heroes did not carry over to Gym: Challenge."
master_trainer_pat says, "Specifically, there are two misprints which make the cards either unplayable or very weak. The two cards in question are Blaine's Charizard and Rocket's Minefield Gym. Blaine's Charizard has a Fighting energy sysbol on it instead of a Fire symbol and Rocket's Minefield Gym is missing the number 2 right before'damage counters'."
master_trainer_pat says, "On the bright side, the set as a whole has several possible tournament worthy cards, some Pokemon with new attacks or Pokemon Powers that do things we have not seen before."

supertrainer_tim says, "Will gym challenge be availabe this saturday at the pokemon league for sure???? /ga"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're hoping to be able to do one like that for the States, but nothing concrete yet /ga"

ikendall says, "will you host another Pokemon Trivia contest in the near future? /ga"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know if it will be available for sure at your location, the Wizards stores and Premier stores should have them though /ga"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not aware of any plans to do another P-mon trivia

nekkyo says, "Will there be a Gym Challenge prerelease tournament? If so, when and will there be entry fees? /ga"
master_trainer_pat says, "None, for Gym Challenge /ga"

thehuss says, "When is Gym: Challenge being released? The Wizards site has said the 7th, 10th, and 16th. /ga"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but there are no plans for a Gym Challenge prerelease
master_trainer_pat says, "Premier stores and Wizards stores should have them onthe 7th, mass market retailers should get them by the 16th. /ga"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from scrye_fung:
         Two weeks ago you said that you can't "Damage Swap" to Clefairy Doll because it would KO that card. However, in previous rulings (May 11 Q4 & Aug 3 Q55) you said that you can because Clefairy Doll doesn't count as a KO'd Pokemon.Which is correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang,! Computer troubles huh?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ahhh!"
master_trainer_pat says, "better"
master_trainer_mike says, "The correct answer is that you CANNOT Damage Swap onto a Clefairy Doll or Mysterious Fossil for that matter, period."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from scrye_fung:
         From last week: It's down to one prize each, your turn with 10HP left, and you're poisoned. You attack and KO your opponent to draw your last prize. But you take poison damage and would be KO'd now too. Do you win or does it go to Sudden Death?
master_trainer_mike says, "You win, you must complete the rest of the combat sequence, but then if you win BEFORE the end of the turn, you win, period. POisondoesn't happen until after the end of your turn."pokemoderator enters.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from scrye_fung:
         If you have a pokemon which would take 10 recoil damage for each energyof a particular type (say, lightning), would it receive the recoil damage for any attached Rainbow Energy? and how much would it take for a Buzzap'd Electrode?
master_trainer_mike says, "Rainbow energy yes, the buzzaped electrode depends on what type of energy you chose when you buzzap'ed it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from scrye_fung:
         If Misty's Tentacool uses Crystal Beam on a Pokemon, can an Electrode be Buzzap'd onto that Pokemon?pokemoderator enters.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it could, the Crystal Beam ONLY prevents the attaching of energy from your hand (your free normal attachment)."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll be asking Creature's specifically about what Crystall Beam will prevent when we next meet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from scrye_fung:
         If "Here Comes Team Rocket" turns all prizes face-up, then if you use TR Rattata's "Trickery" does the new prize card go face-up or face-down? (My guess is face-up).
master_trainer_mike says, "Face up as you are switching the cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from imakuni_00:
         is there any info on neo....vending machine promos...or the evil monkeythat lives in my closet?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Monkey's tired of roomin with your skeletons"
master_trainer_mike says, "no, but the monkey is getting hungry. FEED HIM FOR GADS SAKE!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from firetrainer:
         Let's say a confuse Pokemon tries to retreat. I pay the retreat cost but the Pokemon fails to retreat . If I use say a full heal energy can I then paythe retreat again and retreat Pokemon like normal./ga
master_trainer_pat says, "No, Confusion states you may only try once during that turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from gunterl:
         Can someone be kicked out of the Pokemon league for using bad language and/or insults?
master_trainer_mike says, "Gosh yes!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from gooman:
         are you going to change the text on Blaine's Charozartd?
master_trainer_mike says, "Charozartd?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "What is that???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from gooman:
         i mean Charizard?
master_trainer_mike says, "Just heard, it is too late to correct the prinitng of the Blaines Charizard and the Rockets Minefield cards, that is why we wanted to be up front with you about the upcoming errors and corrections."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from marril2000:
         Hay MTM hop to see you at ECSTS on Saterday. How many wins does it taketo get a Golden invite?
master_trainer_mike says, "Uhhh, not sure, I've heard usually at least 5-6."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to see you there too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from marril2000:
         When will the Leauge get Birthday Pikachu, some say that the none holo is out but my Gym Leader has now clue.
master_trainer_pat says, "They're tellin us that B-day Pikachu will be used forone of the first seasons of year 2 of the leagues"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from thamasta:
         yo any new news on promos? or new sets or exclusive american cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing new other than the release of Challenge soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from gunterl:
         when will you start selling gym challenge on the website?
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be this weekend."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from firetrainer:
         Can I use Magikarp's rapid evolution to search for gyarados even if a a
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can. Check out the text on Aerodactyl"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from draggle:
         Some weeks ago,my sister asked if ____'s Chansey would be in chalenge,yes was the reply. I later find it was cut from the set. What is with this?
master_trainer_pat says, "To my knowledge, everytime I've been asked that question I've answered no, it will not be in Challenge."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from marril2000:
         Will the league news letter at the PKMN page be updated ever again?master_orge leaves, heading for The_Lobby.
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno but there is a major site upgrade that will happen on Dec 1st. Check for it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from scrye_fung:
         Now we know that there are major errors on GC cards (as announced by MTPat), is WotC considering official errata?
master_trainer_pat says, "If a card is rendered unplayable or severely weakenedby an error, we will issue errata for that/those cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from gunterl:
         if i bench jungle scyther after swords dance, is swords dance still in effect?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from supertrainer_tim:
         When is Gym Challenge available in stores?gooman leaves.
master_trainer_pat says, "7th for Wizards and Premier stores, 8th for Toys R Usand 16th for other stores."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from draggle:
         Can i use energy flow to get back a buzzaped electrode?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, it is an energy card at that point."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from thamasta:
         what would happen on a attack like maybe a TR oddish used on of its damage less attacks and u used pluspower would it just be wasted?
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean if the attack does no damage? Then the pluspower is wasted."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from xayide2:
         My Pokemon League still hasn't received it's Victory Road Supplies yet.Is there a direct number the gym leader can call to see if they can still be shipped. I know the store where the league is held is in good standing with WotC. Please help...I wanted the promo cards and they're not there,
master_trainer_mike says, "They MUST talk to their sales rep or if they are a chain store, their DM. Every single store has been shipped its stuff!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from supertrainer_tim:
         What are your top five favorite cards from challenge and why?
master_trainer_pat says, "Give us alittle while on this one, we're still just getting them now."
master_trainer_pat says, "For starters...TR Zapdos, Rocket's Mewtwo, Chaos Gym and B. Charizard look good."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from firetrainer:
         Can eletrode be energy trans. I know this is a old question. /ga
master_trainer_mike says, "If it is part grass energy, sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from magmar2000:
         Why is Challenge being released so close to Heroes? A lot of people are still get familiar with the Heroes cards.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         In the WotC flyer "What's Playing" it says there will be a "Release Event" for Gym Challenge this weekend (Oct 7th). Won't this be like the Heros Prerelease Tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was canceled, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from pokemon_john:
         (1) Since there is no Challenge pre-release tournament, and (2) the Challenge cards will not be in full availability until the 16th, does this mean theChallenge cards are or are not legal for the NC STS Qualifier? (BTW, Canadian flag bearer here... /look at Pokemon_John)
master_trainer_mike says, "The cards will be available in most locations so they will be legal that day."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from meowth52:
         So will the 3 Stadiums be part of the 15 donuts?
master_trainer_mike says, "I plead the 5th on that one........"
master_trainer_pat says, "Donuts? Did he say donuts!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from draggle:
         Im trying to help a local store become a league. Presently we have no league places cause toys r us is the only place and they took a break. Is there atoll free number they can call to sign up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, they need to call Merchant Relations. Call usat cust serv at 1-800-324-6496 for details."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from supertrainer_tim:
         Are there any of those dumb "Misty's Goldeen "rares!!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "I my opinion there are a few 'lame' rares...but I think there are several really cool uncommons that make up for it somewhat."
master_trainer_pat says, "Like Master Ball and Max Revive"
master_trainer_mike says, "yeesh, just can't make everyone happy huh??"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from scrye_fung:
         hey MTM ... Remember me asking to ask you check the PokeGym? The Contest is there now .. I think you should pass it since you all the names of the cards .. lol .. http://pokegym.thedojo.com/articles/gc_weekend.shtml
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure! There ya go."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #41 from gunterl:
         how many places on blaine's charizard are there fighting instead of fire?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just the first attack in the first sentence of the text."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from meowth52:
         So which fire symbol on Charizard was changed to fighting?
master_trainer_pat says, "See above"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from scott_gerhardt:
         Now I am confused. The rules state a CONFUSED Pokemon can only attemptone retreat per turn. If you play a F.H. energy, it's no longer confused, and then no longer subject to that rule, right? /ga
master_trainer_mike says, "If you look in the rule book it states "On, tails, the retreat fails, and that Pokemon can't try to retreat again that turn." This means that if you attempt to retereat a Confused Pokemon and fail, this status effect goes into place. Whether you remove the Confusion or not, that Pokemon still cannot try to retereat again that turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from thamasta:
         r u lookin 4 ward 2 getting beat senseless again in the next triva?(if we have one,pleez yes!)
master_trainer_mike says, "Me?? I seem to recall being the best!!! I think......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from clefairydoll:
         I have heard rumors that there will be another STS for the Central US... is this true, or are there plans to have an STS for any other areas besides the West and East Coast?
master_trainer_pat says, "No news on any others right now, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from ikendall:
         will b's Charizard, and TR's minefield ve corrected in future printings?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in the US. It may be corrected for future Base Set runs or foreign printings."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from buibasaur:
         Why is only the Wizards Store the only one that will have a tournement that gives 2 Gym Challenge booster packs? (I guess it is a Prerelease Tournement for Gym Challenge but not comfirmed yet)
master_trainer_pat says, "There is no _official_ pre release, individual storescan still do their own events if they want"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from firetrainer:
         How will the First Edition Gym Challenges be distributed? Through what store will wizards sale them. /ga
master_trainer_mike says, "Same as normal, evenly spread throughout the market."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from magmar2000:
         How in the world did you fit the left over gym cards into a 132 (126 new) card set?
master_trainer_mike says, "With a cuisinart."
master_trainer_mike says, "VROOOM VREOPOOOOOMN!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #51 from zapdos1:
         I've heard of and Seen pictures of a Gym Leader Giving away League Promo _____'s Pikachu without the Pikachu sign Sidney. Is it posible for him to havegotten that card other then having a fake
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not released any outside of those 9 card sets, they were probably fakes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from venusaur2000:
         Will there be any Erika's Pokemon in Gyn Challenge ??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from firetrainer:
         Will there be a Prerelease for the Gym Challenge? If so what will it be. I hope it will be Brocks Ninetails or Blain's Ninetails. :)/ga
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from gunterl:
         earlier you said a prize flipped by here comes tr would go face up to the deck w/rattata's trickery. now, if something happens like tr mankey's attack that makes you shuffle your opponent's deck, would that prize be face down?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait a minute, I didn't say the card in the deck would be face up but the new prize card would be. No cards can be face up in your deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from gunterl:
         my local pokemon league wont send in the badge reporting forms. the wizards site says i have 1 badge, but i have 8. can i get in to things like sts that need 3 badges just by bringing my badges/book along?
master_trainer_mike says, "The league pages are done, they wopn't be upgraded agaiun, its canceled. As for your league lovcation, if they are not sending in the forms,please write in to us at custserv@wizards.com and report it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from draggle:
         will you guys ever have a tour/tournement/sts excusive to canada
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that I'm aware of, if we did something like that,it would be unlikely that it would be exclusive to Canada."
master_trainer_mike says, "koo loo koo koo koo loo koo koo!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from imakuni_00:
         my cool porygon i got from victory road..its promo simymbol is littler than all the other promos why is that?
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea, just they way they were printed??"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from falcon_master:
         where did the trainer web pages go?
master_trainer_mike says, "to a happier place, where little lambs dance about :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "It was too difficult for the DCI to keep up with updates on them, the decision was made to drop them for other content that's being worked on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from scott_gerhardt:
         Could you please explain the Dunkin Donut theory, in detail. *grin* /ga
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, DMT Mike is the purveyor of that particular gem, we thinks he's a bit funny in the head :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Black Coffee+Donut=Happy Master Trainers"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from marril2000:
         MTM when I see you at Braintree, where will you be located at the event?
master_trainer_mike says, "I should be in front of the league zone, look for the tired and balding Master Trainer, that'll be me :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from zapdos_6669:
         Can you please repeat the anouncements? ONCE AGAIN, I forgot about the chat and am late >_<
master_trainer_mike says, "Late again?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Tsk tsk tsk"
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike and I were able to get a sneak peek at some of the Gym: Challenge cards and we're sad to report that our good luck with no misprints in Gym: Heroes did not carry over to Gym: Challenge."
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_pat says, "Specifically, there are two misprints which make the cards either unplayable or very weak. The two cards in question are Blaine's Charizard and Rocket's Minefield Gym. Blaine's Charizard has a Fighting energy sysbol on it instead of a Fire symbol and Rocket's Minefield Gym is missing the number 2 right before'damage counters'."
master_trainer_pat says, "On the bright side, the set as a whole has several possible tournament worthy cards, some Pokemon with new attacks or Pokemon Powers that do things we have not seen before."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll try to post a FAQ detailing these errors on thewebsite by Monday"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from imakuni_00:
         are there any surprises in gym challenge like u did whith team rocket...u know team rockets raichu?
master_trainer_pat says, "If we told you...it wouldn't be a surprise, right?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from paokkk:
         Any promo news?
master_trainer_pat says, "Napes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from lugia_2001:
         any news on neo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nad"
master_trainer_pat says, "a"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from lugia_2001:
         on that site, is that a REAL pic of the Blaine's Charizard?? If so, what is up with it?
master_trainer_mike says, "which site??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from zapdos_6669:
         What is the error on TRs minefield?
master_trainer_mike says, "Missing the number 2."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #69 from pokimon86:
         My local Wizards of the Coast store said that Gym Challenge will come out on Oct. 7 but your site says Oct. 16. Which is it?
master_trainer_pat says, "7th for our stores and Premier stores, 16th for just about everyone else."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from xayide2:
         Who do I contact if I wanted to start my own branch of pokemon league, including getting all the promo cards and supplies?
master_trainer_mike says, "The league is a program run through retail locationsonly, if you are one, then contact us at custserv for more dtails."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from lugia_2001:
         on the Blaine's Charizard, do u have to discard a fighting or a fire energy to use the first attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Lugia see above announcements. Its all there"-----

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from pokemon_john:
         When will the official rules for the East Coast STS be solidified? (ie. Standard rules, Prop15 and/or T2 enforced, or combinations thereof with a sprinkling of rainbow donuts and apple fritters)
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be announced on Oct 9th."drakewizard leaves, heading for The Taproom.galaxysoul enters.porygon_of_borg enters.
master_trainer_mike says, "And I would like to take this moment to throw my favorite donut into the ring, which is far superior to these silly maple bars (which aren't even donuts btw) or apple fritters."galaxysoul leaves, heading for The Pokeplex.
master_trainer_mike says, "I like's chocolate covered bavarian creme donuts!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Heart attack in a donfection."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bean and Cheese BearClaws"
master_trainer_mike says, "errr confection"wyluli leaves, heading for The_Lobby.angry_lemur enters.angry_lemur leaves, heading for RPG Forum.
master_trainer_mike says, "we can never sit by Pat after he eats those....."
master_trainer_mike says, "we won;t say why....."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ow Quit it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from ikendall:
         in GC, what are the six foils that have a nonfoil version?master_orge enters.
master_trainer_mike says, "There are only 4, the 4 gym leaders cards."
master_trainer_pat says, "They all have the same artwork BTW"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from scott_gerhardt:
         Yes, I know there is no prerelease tournament, but will there be a Prerelease CARD for challenge, and what might it be? /ga
master_trainer_mike says, "There is no pre-release card, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from firetrainer:
         Can Giovanni be use with Pokemon Breeder? Like to evolve Nidoran M toNidoking on your first turn?/ga
master_trainer_pat says, "No you can't, though Giovanni says that you can evolve 2 stages if you have the Pokemon necessary."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from buzzbuzz:
         If Misty's Tentacool uses Crystal Beam and gets heads on a Pokemon, could you Buzzap to that Pokemon? I would think yes, since Electrode becomes an energy after being attached, but..

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from xayide2:
         Hello, I am the Gym Leader for the Pokemon League for layton ut at Toys R us. i have not recived my victory Rods supplies yet and wanted to know if ican get them soon.
master_trainer_mike says, "We shipped out the supplies for ALL Toys R Us storesweeks ago, it is probably somewhere in Toys R Us's wharehouse. Call your DM and demand that he contact us ASAP."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from supertrainer_tim:
         My friend sent me a picture of Blaines charizard!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "Right on!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from zapdos_6669:
         How do we prove that we have 5 badges when we call to reserve our spot for the sts?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will be requiring parents to call for players under the age of 18. You will also have your badge book verified atthe STS itself."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from stevepw:
         So with Victory road can you play someone with no badges and get point too? And is it one point per badge (i.e. 8 badges = 8 points)?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the person you play must have badges for you to get points."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you have 8 badges why would you playing a relative newbie anyway? How does that make you look?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from zapdos1:
         Will you ever have a Tour/Qualifier/STS in Canada or will we forever miss on the fun things?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ya know, they haven't had them in my home state of Vermont either,what's up with that???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe because they are smaller markets??"
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be more activity in the future but we don't know specifics yet, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from megabestia1:
         How can I get a cool porygon
master_trainer_pat says, "You can earn one at the Pokemon Leagues or win one from one of us at one of the Mall Tour stops we attend."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from zapdos1:
         I whent to my Local Duckin Donuts and asked them if a maple bar is a donut and they said yes. As they are the ultimate authority on donuts theirfore aMaple Bar is a Donut. Case Close Dark MTM is right and not as nut as a Zubat asmany think but a ge
master_trainer_mike says, "Duckin donuts??? That sounds like a fowl place to me..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Get it??? Duckin??? Fowl??? WAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from pokemon_john:
         In terms of the pseudo-Prop15 tournament, is there anywhere online to view the results/analysis/comments of the internal WotC experiment?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokegym did some info on it I believe."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from magmar2000:
         So are the WotC stores having the Sneak Peak this Saturday or not, I'm confused about this. ::flips tals, takes 20 damage:: ;-)
master_trainer_pat says, "If they are, they're doing it on their own. There isn't an official Pre-Release event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from gunterl:
         will there be a spoiler of all the challenge cards any time soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not until after the set is out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from meowth52:
         In DMTM's verbal fit of insanity, didn't he say something like "We'll announce it to them tommorow." Will we see him in the chat sometime? And weren't you guys there when he was talking about it...? He quoted each of you in his message...
master_trainer_mike says, "We didn't know about the secret recording equipment he keeps in his office (a la Nixon???). We will be better prepared next time......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from firetrainer:
         Ok people hard question. If I use Tickling Machine and I get heads. Whats happens with the cards the card my oppent draws? And what if it is that card is a Professor Oak or the like. Could my opponent draw new cards without discarding the old ones
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, he could."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Will you continue the Thursday Chats once League ends, or are you guys taking a two month donut break over the Holidays?
master_trainer_mike says, "They will continue!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "As far as we know..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from marril2000:
         Will Wizards online store get GYM CHALANGE on the 7th or 16th?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know, but there already is an 'early warning' announcement up there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from marril2000:
         Mike I wil chalange you to a card batle at Braintree!draggle leaves.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, I have accepted your chalange to batle... (whatever the heck that is)."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from megabestia1:
         How is going the space weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "oh he's fine, pining in the fields............"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's doing well, though it may need refreshing beforethe Ease Coast STS"
master_trainer_mike says, "the Ease coast???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thhey are hardly easy."
master_trainer_mike says, "doh!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #94 from zapdos_6669:
         If I had a rainbow energy and a fire energy on blaines charizard, couldI discard both to do 40 extra damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, kinda cool huh?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from scrye_fung:
         What was DMTM's *real* reaction when he read the MTM insults DMTM on TC's webpage? (http://pokegym.thedojo.com/compendium)
master_trainer_mike says, "There was some posts on it on the Pokegym. He didn't beleive that "snarky" was an actual word so I proved him wrong :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "All fun and games here at WOTC."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from magmar2000:
         1st off, how about those M's Sweep! Sweep! ;-) Okay, seriously, do youhave any details on Year 2 of league, like what the cities and badges are? People at my league keep asking me this. So I told them I would ask.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea!...No news on the year2 stuff yet. Like I said, all I've seen is one of the badges, it had Lt.Surge on it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from porygon_of_borg:
         Can you Buzzap through Misty's Tentacool's crystal beam attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup, the Crystal Beam only prevents you from attaching your "free" energy card from your hand, not any other attachments."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from gunterl:
         what is the complete text for blaine's charizard's first attack and rocket's minefield gym?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not going to type the complete text...here's a clip from the FAQ we've been working on though..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from lugia_2001:
         earlier on a WOTC chat, u said that the misprint on the edition d butterfree was because of a piece of dust; am i right?!? well, r u sure it wasnt a donut crumb instead?
master_trainer_mike says, "Maaaybe."
master_trainer_pat says, "Why is there a fighting energy symbol on the Roaring Flames attack on Blaine's Charizard?"
master_trainer_pat says, "That is a misprint, it should have been a fire energysymbol and the card should be played as if it was a fire symbol."
master_trainer_pat says, "This attack is confusing, how does it work?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Simple. You discard all fire energy cards AND all cards that provide 2 fire energy as well (like a fire chosen Buzzap'd Electrode).This attack does 20 damage plus 20 damage more for each fire energy discarded this way. So a discarded Buzzap'd Electrode (that was chosen to provide 2 fire energy) would add 40 damage to this attack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from supertrainer_tim:
         Doesn't WotC have enough money to buy Pokemon? If so why dont you?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm no. Last I heard Pokemon is a multi-billion dollar a year license."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from porygon_of_borg:
         Any Vending, Neo, or Prop15 news?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from paokkk:
         What do YOU think is going to be the next set?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm leaning towards the Oingo Boingo set."
master_trainer_mike says, "old jopkes never die...."
master_trainer_mike says, "err. jokes too"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from zapdos_6669:
         Can you evolve pokemon you play on the first turn with giovanni?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #104 from pokimon86:
         What comes after Neo 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo3"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #105 from meowth52:
         If a Rocket's Hitmonchan has done Crosscounter, and the other player attacks with plus powers, will the plus power damage be crosscountered back?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would double the _entire_ amount of damage dealt."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from imakuni_00:
         pokemon cards are addictive. do u put stuff on them when u make them tomake them addicticve?? i smell it on the cards and they smell good
master_trainer_mike says, "I've heard that late at night, Dark Master Mike likes to sneak into the printers and rub Maple bars on the uncut sheets, maybe that has something to do with it....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from megabestia1:
         What should I do in the league to get the Cool Porygon?
master_trainer_mike says, "You must have earned all 8 badges first, then you can try to earn one in Victory Road."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from firetrainer:
         How does the victory road sesson work. On the Victory Road Booklet itsay ( If you win you gain poits equel to the number of badges your opponent has. But my Gym Leader got a paper say that minus the badge to get the number of poits you earn. whic
master_trainer_pat says, "It is supposed to be points = number of badges opponent has. You lose a point if you lose a match. We'll try to more clear in the future"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from porygon_of_borg:
         What are you allowed to tell us about the new league?
master_trainer_mike says, "It'llbe all new, better run, cool new badges and cards, etc. etc. More details to come later on."
master_trainer_pat says, "half the fat!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from porygon_of_borg:
         Is there a rare Sabrina's Abra in Gym: Challenge?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from stevepw:
         Any other promos other than Pikachu for the next year? Won't we get tired of just seeing a pikachu after a while?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, just none we can announce yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from porygon_of_borg:
         Any info on changed art on Gym: Challenge cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Some art has been changed, yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from porygon_of_borg:
         Will there be a promo card in the pokemon Gold/Silver strategy guide?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #115 from calathon:
         I didn't understand the answer I saw to this: can you Buzzap onto a Pokemon that has been Crystal Beamed?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #116 from haymakermaker:
         If Erika's Oddish (40HP) uses its PP, Photosynthesis to change a fire energy to a grass energy, can Venusaur use Energy Trans? Will it turn back into afire energy after being transferred?
master_trainer_pat says, "You could trans it, but it would change back to Fire."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from calathon:
         Even though Buzzap says "attach" and Crystal Beam prevents you from "attaching Energy", you say that will work?? I got donuts riding on this! -PokePop
master_trainer_mike says, "The card was templated rather confusingly, it is being dicussed with Japan but the final R&D answer is that it ONLY prevents you from attaching the "free" energy card you can attach from your hand per turn and does NOT prevent any other attachments."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from scott_gerhardt:
         Does someone there have a facination with fighting Pokemon? Seems every time there is a misprint symbol, it's a random fire symbol that gets turned fighing...hmmm....*goes to get Mulder and Scully*
master_trainer_pat says, "Possibly."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, but isn't Mulder kidnapped by donut hating aliens now???? I see the truth!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #119 from pokemon_john:
         Will official "errata" be retroactively announced for other cards? (ie. non-holo Dark Vileplume and TR Grimer)
master_trainer_pat says, "absolutely not."
master_trainer_mike says, "No NO NO!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #120 from firetrainer:
         On Rocket's Scyther It say his clone Shadow does not stop effects. Does that mean that that you don't have to flip for, say a auto pioson an attack?/gazapdos_6669 says, "i dont get it"
master_trainer_pat says, "Rocket's Scyther's Shadow only stops damage, poison would still happen."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from haymakermaker:
         What is the promo being given out at the ECSTS qualifier tourneys?
master_trainer_pat says, "Jigglypufff #7"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from zapdos_6669:
         So you have errata'd b's charizard, right? Then why not fix the error and start printing it the right way? Also, will you errata D. Vileplume?
master_trainer_mike says, "All of the Challenge cards have already been printedand most have been shipped out, too late to fix."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have NO intention of erreating Dark Vileplume as that card still functions fine."
master_trainer_mike says, "Realize gang, that the US cards appear in a vaccuum. You cannot compare them to the japanese cards and say "looky looky, an eror."It does NOT work that way."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #123 from porygon_of_borg:
         Which of these can be used through Misty's Tentacruel's Crystal Beam attack: Blastoise, Blaine, Movie Mewtwo, Base Set Venasaur?
master_trainer_pat says, "All those will work according to R & D."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from wizo_arkana:
         A friend of mine asked me this. I was at a local bookstore recently and they were holding a pokemon league, would WoTC be against me advertising our site and talking to the league people there about the site?bigdaddysnorlax says, "The new version of the DCI Pokemon Floor Rules says you do the opening coin flip before placing your Active/Bench Pokemon. Why did they change that from the normal rules, which say to flip after?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I would talk with your lead about that one. We dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from lugia_2001:
         do u no what the NEO English symbol is going to be?
master_trainer_mike says, "What Neo set? We have not announced any Neo set."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from stevepw:
         On the Birthday pikachu will there be only non-holo version or holo (orboth)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only holo released over here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from haymakermaker:
         What are the prizes for the ECSTS qualifier tourneys?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cards, a hat, a gameboy with the ETCG game, etc."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from magmar2000:
         Why are sets being released so close together now? I like getting new sets in all, but there are too many, too soon. TR, GH, and GC seem so close together...
master_trainer_mike says, "Ya know, last year everyone whined that we took too long between the sets, whaddaya want? A rubber biscuit????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from lugia_2001:
         has WOTC ever released an un-cut sheet of pokemon cards to the public? if not, can you?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think there was one given away in a contest last year. Fossil foil sheet I think."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from lugia_2001:
         how the heck did you get 264 cards for "GYM" from only a few japanese gym cards??
master_trainer_mike says, "There were a lot of japanese gym cards in their two expansions and 6 pcd's."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from firetrainer:
         Do you have have all eight badges to complete in victory road. Because my Gym Leader lets ever compete in the Victory Road.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you have to have all 8 badges, those who do not can still work on earning them. If your gym leader is doing this incorrectly, please contact us with the deatils."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from imakuni_00:
         does prerealease count as a promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Depends on your definition of promo. They certainly are used for promotional events."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from pokimon86:
         Will the Pokemon League ever switch to the Johto series where there arenew badges?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, never heard of that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from feralshade:
         what's the exact release date for Gym Challenge? (I initially heard it was the seventh and then last week you said it was approximately the tenth, but I just got back from the WOTC site that displayed a "press release" that said itwas the 16th)
master_trainer_mike says, "As we have already stated several times, the 7th in WOTC and premiere stores, the 8th at Toys R Us, the 16th at other stores (due toshipping difficulties)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #137 from piewa:
         Rocket's Snorlax's Fall Down Attack reads "After doing damage Snorlax is asleep". Does that player flip at the end of their turn or at the end of the opponent's? This could make Restless Sleep a lot weaker.
master_trainer_pat says, "At the end of their turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from stevepw:
         If Rocket Hitmonchan is attacked by a Psychic pokemon would the doubleddamage (weakness) be doubled against that pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from zapdos_6669:
         Can you say which formerly PCD only cards will be made into rares for gym challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from scrye_fung:
         Who is smarter? MTP or MTM? or DMTM?
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, ummm.. we all plead the 5th since we all work together :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from scott_gerhardt:
         Photosynthesis states that the energy produces grass, not becomes a grass energy. Venusaur states you can only trans grass energies...what's with this?
master_trainer_mike says, "As we have poreviously ruled many times, if a card provides an energy type it is considered an energy card of that type."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from zapdos_6669:
         Could you raindance through crystal beam?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from calathon:
         So the Crystal Beam is an erratta, too. Boy, these are starting to pileup! ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "No it is a clarification, there is a difference."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #144 from pokemon_john:
         On the lighter side of things, there is the Tropical MegaBattle... What I would like to see is a Pokemon Border Brawl... The best Canadian and American Pokemon trainers battling for national pride... =) What do you guys say to that, eh?
master_trainer_mike says, "I don't know if Customs would let us flip coins backand forth across the border or not......"
master_trainer_pat says, "We had a mini one of those(informal) at the Chicago Mall tour event...I'm all for it"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from piewa:
         what were the opening statments again?turonik enters.
master_trainer_mike says, "We'll repeat them at the end."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #146 from feralshade:
         I know you won't release _specific_ info. on upcoming promo cards, but i was wondering whether or not there is a Lugia promo in production. (You can answer that one, right?)
master_trainer_pat says, "nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO NO NO!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #147 from firetrainer:
         Do any of the Master trainers at Wizards read Pokemn Comics like Pokemon Adventure's.
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't, Mike?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from pokemon_john:
         About any future STS's or other incarnations... I would really like tosee different tournament variations, namely booster/Rochester/etc. draft and team competitions (Go Team Canada, eh?)... Any prospects on that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez guy, we have all sorts of evil plans you don't even know about. "
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #149 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         The new version of the DCI Pokemon Floor Rules says you do the opening coin flip before placing your Active/Bench Pokemon. Why did they change that from the normal rules, which say to flip after?
master_trainer_pat says, "Because, knowing how many P-mon you're opponent is starting with is a big advantage. It's good to decide who goes first before placing your starting basics and prizes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from scott_gerhardt:
         When are the Master Trainers going to make available to Pojo.com the same information they make available to Pokegym?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have personally met Tyais who runs the Pokegym andwe stay in contact, that is why I post there. If I had more time I would gladly post on oter sites as well but am usually too busy."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are just fans when we go there."
master_trainer_mike says, "I have always said that the other sites like Pojo and Pokeschool do great services as well tough."
master_trainer_pat says, "All the Pojo folks I've met are really great people too, I check both and don't post to either one. I think that's fair."
master_trainer_mike says, "though"
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides Pokegym lets us rattle on incessantly about silly things like Oingo Boingo and donuts. If other sites want that gibbereish as well, they can contact us too."
master_trainer_mike says, "next question."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from lugia_2001:
         on ? #125, i meant, have you already started preparing for NEO?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from scott_gerhardt:
         What are the prizes for NJ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry don't know the specifics, but they are better than the Weast Coast event I've heard."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from pokemon_john:
         Any schedules on the next series of expansions? *looks to his stack ofprecariously balanced accounting books and his thinning wallet* I have to budget and plan for this stuff, you know...
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry nothing we can announce yet......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #155 from calathon:
         If the American Cards exist in a vacuum, them what does it matter what Japan says about Crystal Beam, and how it works? The American card's wording seems to block all those energy attachments
master_trainer_pat says, "Because they still own the game."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from firetrainer:
         Wizards I am very glad you are rerealsing some of the Promo.
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from piewa:
         can you shed light on the 3 maple bar + 12 donuts = 15 metaphor?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, check back with us on the 9th (that is my onlyhint)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #158 from feralshade:
         is the errata on Blaine's Charizard only going to be official at DCI sanctioned tourney's or official WOTC events?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is official everywhere!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #159 from soslowpoke:
         when is the official release date for Challenge?
master_trainer_pat says, "7th, 8th and 16th"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from pokemon_john:
         With the coin flip before deciding which basic Pokemon is active, I could decide to start with my normal Pokemon (say Scyther, Hitmonchan, etc.) or a Psyduck with Headache... This ruling could change my strategy for qualifiers andthe STS...
master_trainer_mike says, "Good its supposed to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from magmar2000:
         to respone to Q#151 and how about Pokeschool.com When will they get the info?
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys we don't have enough time to write everywhere.Would you rather we don't write to anyone at all???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #164 from soslowpoke:
         Anymore new promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from pokemon_john:
         Quote-Unquote "It's good to decide who goes first before placing your starting basics and prizes..." Is this not an advantage that is too large to overcome for someone who has prepared a deck specifically for that "coin flip before placing starting Pokemon" *rule*?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "NO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Tournament rules are made so that NEITHER player starts with any sort of inherent advantage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from soslowpoke:
         What's the next set after Challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from feralshade:
         a number of months ago WOTC was considering including dice based damagecounters in PCTs, What ever became of that?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was a good idea that the licensor ixnayed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from buzzbuzz:
         What's your real job at WOTC? Are you just the chat host and representative at places, or do you have some other fancy job?
master_trainer_mike says, "Head donut tester and mix master mike for me."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothin fancy, I answer game questions and do tech support"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from lugia_2001:
         do u have any info on pokemon the III movie promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from pokemon_john:
         With this maple bar/donut analogy, we Canadians can quell this rumor bywithholding all maple syrup supplies... Down with the maple bars!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, we'll tell DMT Mike that for you."
master_trainer_pat says, "He's gonna be Mad!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from scrye_fung:
         Will NP Promos be available in the Pokemon League?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from scott_gerhardt:
         I was not necassarily referring just to chatting on little UBBs. I wasmore referring to things like results of internal playtesting on Prop 15, etc....
master_trainer_mike says, "Ah, well Tyais personally asked me for those resultsand so I passed them along. Pure and simple."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will answer Challenge rules questionms next week,though I might not be here (on vacation). Look for Dark Master Mike to help MTPat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thpough I may log on from Vermont, you never know."
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike and I were able to get a sneak peek at some of the Gym: Challenge cards and we're sad to report that our good luck with no misprints in Gym: Heroes did not carry over to Gym: Challenge."
master_trainer_pat says, "Specifically, there are two misprints which make the cards either unplayable or very weak. The two cards in question are Blaine's Charizard and Rocket's Minefield Gym. Blaine's Charizard has a Fighting energy sysbol on it instead of a Fire symbol and Rocket's Minefield Gym is missing the number 2 right before'damage counters'."
master_trainer_pat says, "On the bright side, the set as a whole has several possible tournament worthy cards, some Pokemon with new attacks or Pokemon Powers that do things we have not seen before."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from piewa:
         flipping before posses an unfair advantage to the person going first, do we want that in an already strong option per turn environment? The coin flip should go after so as to not give any player an advantage. Er um, oh yea, my question. The new rule is flipping after correct? If not see prior statement.
master_trainer_mike says, "No, you flip and determine who goes first BEFORE youeven draw your hand of cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from soslowpoke:
         What is the errata on Blaine's Charizard?(Someone said something abot it)
master_trainer_pat says, "Consider the Fighting symbol to be Fire."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from scott_gerhardt:
         Pojo.com would officially like to ask that anything such as internal playtesting, advance news, or anything along those lines that can be made public knowledge be sent to Pojo.com. Scott@pojo.com will do nicely. =)
master_trainer_mike says, "Okay dokay, we rarely give out that sort of info butif we do again I will pass ity along to you :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from scrye_fung:
         mtm enjoy your vactaion and make sure to capture some weedles
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So I will be at the Boston Mall Tour location, be sure to stop by and say hi!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Looking forward to meeting some of you, and hope to see therest at the East Coast STS."