Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, October 12, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


darkmt_mike says, "hi!"
darkmt_mike says, "Maple Bars Forever!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody! Has everyone started tweaking your favorite decks for the new deck construction guidelines for the East Coast STS? We've been playing like mad around here...mostly new deck types built with Gym Challenge cards."
master_trainer_pat says, "For the East Coast STS:"
master_trainer_pat says, "New Deck Construction Rules: 60 cards total per deck,Unlimited number of basic Energy cards per deck, No more than 3 of any single Trainer card, Basic Pokémon card, Stage 1 card, Stage 2 card, or non-basic Energycard per deck, and no more than 15 Trainer cards per deck."
master_trainer_pat says, "Additionally, the Ancient Mew promotional card and any card exclusive to the Pikachu World Collection®* are not allowed in the East Coast Super Trainer Showdown."
master_trainer_pat says, "Here's the URL for that:http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/main.asp?x=ECSTSrules"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from magmar2000:
         Last week, you said you could energy flow a Buzzaped Electrode back into your hand (Q29). Now, if you have it back in your hand, could you evolve a Voltorb back into that Electrode? Or would it forever stay energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "If you have the Electrode back in your hand you can then use it as a Stage 1 Pokemon again. It doesn't stay an energy."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from magmar2000:
         Over at Pokeschool, we are debating a loop hole in the 3 card rule for the STS. Rules state no more than 3 of any "single" card can be used. But, could I use 3 Charmander base, and 1 Charmander TR? Or can you only have 3 cards with the same name?
darkmt_mike says, "It would be te same as the original 4 card rule. Only with 3cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         You have a Lv. 10 S Gastly w/6 Psy Energy Cards attached, giving it 100HP (PP Gaseous Form). It has 90 Damage. Will Energy Flow allow you to remove allthe 6 Psy Energies before it is KO'd, or will it be KO'd when you remove the first one?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can remove ll 6 at the same time with energy flow."
master_trainer_pat says, "'all 6'"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from scrye_fung:
         Ditto copying Brock's Ninetales. Shapeshift's Power states that "doesn't count as evolving". Therefore, since you're technically not evolving, Ditto can say become a Blastoise without the ability to Rain Dance water Energy right? What happens when I Knock Out Brock's Ninetales and Blastoise is still on Ditto?
darkmt_mike says, "Ditto would be Blastoise as long as Blastoise was out. Dittowould become Ditto If you knocked out the Ninetales."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from scrye_fung:
         Koga's Beedrill. Would Scooping it up and playing it again would reactivate the ability to do Hyper Needle, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "You could do Hyper Needle again after re-evolving to Beedrill,correct."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from master_o_pokemon:
         Is Neo going to come out in America?
darkmt_mike says, ""Waiting for an invitation to arrive""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from scrye_fung:
         Ditto is Dittoing Sabrina's Alakazam. Would I be able to play Sabrina (the trainer) on my Ditto?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from frost82:
         will it be possible for prop 15 to take effect for regular sanctioned tourneys
darkmt_mike says, "That depends on the tournament organizer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from rob_cat_pz:
         I would just would like to let you know-Team Meow, my group, will be playtesting the Prop15-3C. If you want, I can send you the results, it will include charts, most used cards, and the game, as it will be at the Meadowlands.meowth52 says, "please stop asking the neo questions!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Let us know what decks come up strong, we're doing alot of testing as well."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from scrye_fung:
         Blaine's Charmeleon's Bonfire. Say I'm a Ditto with 2 DCE and I'm copying Blaine's Charmeleon. I flip 2 heads and 1 tail. Do I need to discard both myDCE in order for the attack to deal damage or would 1 DCE take care of it?
darkmt_mike says, "Discard just one"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from master_o_pokemon:
         Is Surfing Pikachu going to be legal?
master_trainer_pat says, "For the East Coast STS? No."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from scrye_fung:
         Blaine's Charmeleon's Bonfire. I've got it active with two Buzzaped Electrodes (one is providing RR, the other RG). I flip 2 heads and 1 tails. What should I discard in order to make the damage successful?
darkmt_mike says, "The one electrode that is providing RR"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #29 from flying_dragonair:
         can i evole team rocket's meowth?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can evolve to Persian."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from scrye_fung:
         Erika's Clefairy. You did Lunar Power and flipped heads. On _this_ turn, you had previously evolved Charmander into Charmeleon. Would you be allowed toevolve Charmeleon into Charizard with this attack? In effect, would Lunar Powerallow you to evolve twice in the same turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "JUst asked R&D this one today Scrye_Fung. The answeris no, you cannot evolve that same Pokemon again that turn."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from thundrchld:
         are gym 2 allowed in the quallifers? also am i allowed to participate in different flights the same day or go both days and enter the tourney
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it is allowed. Yes you can paticipate in other flights and both days."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from paokkk:
         Any promo news that you can tell?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes...I can tell you there is no Promo news!"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from mr_mystery:
         Scenario: Dark Alakazam attacks Erika's Vileplume with Teleport Blast. What happens regarding Pollen Stench?
master_trainer_pat says, "You mean Pollen Defense? Pollen Defense will deal it's damage (step i, on page 22 of the version 3 rulebook) before D.Alakazam bounces to the bench from Teleport Blast"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from pokefreak75:
         I need a e-mail address for a question about East Coast STS is there one
darkmt_mike says, "custserv@wizards.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from scrye_fung:
         If Misty's Dewgong Ice Threw Ditto, Ditto would only receive 20 damage right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from scrye_fung:
         Sabrina's Kadabra's Life Drain One would not to worry about Weakness and Resistance, right?
darkmt_mike says, "Correct sir!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #37 from scrye_fung:
         Say I evolved Giovanni's Magikarp into Giovanni's Gyarados (now Magikarp is out of play). Will I be able to 'Recall' Ancestral Memory with Recall?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from draggle:
         i was asking last week if there was any chance of somthing like a Canadian STS or something, I was told that the outlook is grim. If there arnt going to be large scale tournements, than what good is the league? Also, did you take any canadians to the tropical mega battle?
darkmt_mike says, "How about playing with other trainers...Promo cards...Badges. We took 2 Canadians to the TMB....They were real nice!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from marril2000:
         Hi MTP! Saw mike at Braintree, ask him to see MTM's Training method" Well are you surprized by the STS deck thing?
master_trainer_pat says, "OK...(hmmm). I'm not really surprised by the restrictions, but then we were privy to some of the discussions about them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from scrye_fung:
         Can you precisely define Out of Play?
master_trainer_pat says, "The card is no longer in play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #41 from thundrchld:
         hmm any more info on some promos? :)
master_trainer_pat says, "No news, sorry."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from buibasaur:
         When you have a Lv. 10 Sabrina's Gastly with 6 Psychic Energy Cards attached to it, making it having 100 HP with its Pokémon Power Gaseous Form, and ithas 9 damage counters. If you use Energy Flow, will you be able to remove all the 6 Psychic Energy Cards attached to Sabrina's Gastly and put it back in your hand or are you able to only remove one Psychic Energy Card (Sabrina's Gastly will be knocked out either way)?
darkmt_mike says, "We answered this one"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from profpoke:
         Can German Pokemon cards be used with English Pokemon Cards if they have already been released in English?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, but the rules are still the same if you're using those foriegn cards in a tournament...you must have the english card on hand."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from mr_mystery:
         Props to you guys for instituting Prop15! Thanks a million!
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from scrye_fung:
         Maple Bars aren't donuts dmtm :)
darkmt_mike says, "Oh yea of little faith. They are indeed donuts....as sure asGengar is the perfect Halloween Pokemon!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #46 from scrye_fung:
         MTP .. Can TC 'borrow' your picture from Pojo to take to our website? TIA! qasic
master_trainer_pat says, "You should ask whoever took the photo, it would be alright with me."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from zapdos1:
         I've started a pettion for Candian Events, pass it on to whoever may itconcern http://38.200.160.83/Forum15/HTML/001859.html
darkmt_mike says, "Sure! Here it is..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from flying_dragonair:
         If I have no benched pokemon and I flip tails when using Blaine's Moltres' Phoenix Flame do I still have to shuffle it back in my deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. Be careful when using Phoenix Flame!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from soslowpoke:
         Hi Pat, my brother went to the Chicago STS qualifier and he thinks he saw you. What did you look like, what were you were wearing, hairstyle, blood type etc.?
master_trainer_pat says, "Check out the photo of me there on Pojo"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from soslowpoke:
         what has become of Master_Trainer_Galen?
darkmt_mike says, "I locked him in a Pokeball for not agreeing that Maple Bars are Donuts."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from twisted_god:
         i dont play pokemon but i might start overall how do you win?
master_trainer_pat says, "Basically, Knock out 6 of your opponents Pokemon."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from pokefreak75:
         How do Victory Road Points work
darkmt_mike says, "You will have to ask at your local League..I just can't remember today."
master_trainer_pat says, "It has to do with how many badges you have earned compared to the person you're battling."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from master_o_pokemon:
         What ever happened to the weedle twoer?
darkmt_mike says, "The Space Weedle? It sits outside my door!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from flying_dragonair:
         What happens if I use Erika's Dragonair's Take Away and my opponent hasno benched pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "You win. Congrats!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from paokkk:
         What would be the next set?
darkmt_mike says, "That would be set # eight."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from mr_mystery:
         Also, while I'm on the subject, what about Erika's Vileplume vs. Misty's Tentacruel? What would happen regarding Pollen Defense and Flee?
master_trainer_pat says, "That depends on the circumstances of the attack/defense. Flee will only happen when M. Tentacruel is attacked."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from frost82:
         will it be possible for prop 15 to take effect for regular sanctioned tourneys
darkmt_mike says, "If the organizer wants to."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from paokkk:
         What is the next "Wizards" stamp promo?
darkmt_mike says, "Brocks Vulpix"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from pokefreak75:
         How could a store register to be a PokeLeague store
master_trainer_pat says, "They would want to get in touch with our Merchant Relations department."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from draggle:
         are you gona start adding koda's weedles to the space needle or make another one with only koga's weedles?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have one Japanese one on there. We're going to have to freshen it up for the East Coast STS"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from mr_mystery:
         Do you know what the promo card included for the P2K the movie Home Video release will be? If so, what is it?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes I know...and no I won't tell you."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from soslowpoke:
         Will the STS format ever become a official rule?
darkmt_mike says, "No plan for that."
master_trainer_pat says, "He won't tell me what it is either."
master_trainer_pat says, "The movie promo anyway."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from paokkk:
         Any plan for the promo for the thrid movie?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes there is a plan to look at planning for that card if we decide to do it."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from twisted_god:
         i know in magic you start wit a total of 20 life do you have life in pokemon and if so ow many?
master_trainer_pat says, "No. Your Pokemon and cards are your life."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from rob_cat_pz:
         whats a maple bar
darkmt_mike says, "A Maple Bar is a Donut first of all. But not only is it a donut it is the best donut in the world."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from squintkid:
         What would be the order of attack if DarkAlakazam attacks Erika's Vileplume with Teleport Blast? Would Pollen Defense effect the NEW Active Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it affects D Alakazam right before D Alakazam bounces to the bench...thus curing itself from the Confusion right away."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from paokkk:
         When will the first Neo card come out? Or won't it?
darkmt_mike says, "It is already out....in Japan that is!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from soslowpoke:
         If Chaos gym is in play, and I play Tickling Machine. I flip tails, my opponent decides to use Tickling machine and he flips tails. Who's turn is it now?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's still your turn. If a trainer that states 'yourturn is over after using this' is used by an opponent when Chaos Gym is in play, your opponent ignores that, since it's not their turn anyway."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from flying_dragonair:
         If Misty's Tentacruel uses Flee to switch with a benched pokemon, wouldthat other pokemon receive effects of the attack (i.e. paralyze, poison)?
darkmt_mike says, "No it would not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from profpoke:
         If a Sabrina's Kadabra attacks with Life Down on a Rocket's Scyther after it used Shadow Images last turn, would the amount of damage counter put on Scyther depend on the 2nd coin flip or both coin flips?
master_trainer_pat says, "Life Drain is not damage so that wouldn't be stopped by Shadow Images"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from dragonair_1:
         what are the new pokemon cards called that just came out?
darkmt_mike says, "Gym Challange or Ilike to call them Sabrina's Maple Bar collection."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from articuno21:
         Can I use my un-errated (sp?) Rocket's Minefield Gym for Casual play? (Die Chansey Die!)
master_trainer_pat says, "Imakuni has decreed from Japan that all English Rocket's Minefield Gym cards should now say '...2 damage counters...'"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from pokefreak75:
         I have a Flames Of Rage deck that needs 4 of a certain card and so now it gets punished cause of archtypes help
master_trainer_pat says, "Everyone has to build decks under the same rules for the STS. Use your imagination and skill to come up with a fix or a new deck. Nobody is being punished here."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from flying_dragonair:
         My Dark Vileplume has a weakness to Fighting, not Fire. Do I play the card as if this were not an error?
darkmt_mike says, "Play it as printed."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from dragonair_1:
         what is the best pokemon card available?
darkmt_mike says, "Are you talking to me! Then it's GENGAR!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Best in what? Professor Oak probably is used in the most decks..."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from paokkk:
         When will you guy have permission give any neo info?
darkmt_mike says, "Neo!? Whats That?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from draggle:
         when will the 9 card pikachu set be brought here?
master_trainer_pat says, "The 9 card set "Pikachu World Collection' will not be released here that we know of. However the cards in that set will be producedin English and distributed in different ways. Check out the Pokemon section ofour website for more info on how they'll be released"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from dragonair_1:
         How can I get cards with the new pokemon on it? new pokemon
darkmt_mike says, "The only ones are Japanese at this time."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from pipipi:
         What info can you tell us about Pokemon in 2001?
darkmt_mike says, "It's going to be a good year for Pokemon in 2001!"
master_trainer_pat says, "You set yourself up on that one..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from gunterl:
         i missed the announcements. can you repeat them?
master_trainer_pat says, "hmmm, ok."
master_trainer_pat says, "For the East Coast STS:"
master_trainer_pat says, "New Deck Construction Rules: 60 cards total per deck,Unlimited number of basic Energy cards per deck, No more than 3 of any single Trainer card, Basic Pokémon card, Stage 1 card, Stage 2 card, or non-basic Energycard per deck, and no more than 15 Trainer cards per deck."
master_trainer_pat says, "Additionally, the Ancient Mew promotional card and any card exclusive to the Pikachu World Collection®* are not allowed in the East Coast Super Trainer Showdown."
master_trainer_pat says, "Here's the URL for that:http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/main.asp?x=ECSTSrules"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from mr_mystery:
         Venomoth shifts to Psychic using Shift. Now can Sabrina's Alakazam use Venom Powder now that it is a Psychic Type through it's Pokemon Power?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that'll work."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from soslowpoke:
         what's the next set?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from emperor_of_evolution:
         Koga says that, if a Pokémon w/ Koga in its name damages a defending Pokémon, "that Pokémon is now poisoned." Which one: the Koga one or the defending one?
darkmt_mike says, "The defending one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from master_o_pokemon:
         Any new promos planned?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from soslowpoke:
         Will there be any new promos for the rest of the year?
master_trainer_pat says, "The only one I know of is Brock's Vulpix from TopDeck...it's not a numbersed promo though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from mr_mystery:
         What is your favorite kind of donut? All MTs respond please!
darkmt_mike says, "MAPLE BARS!"
master_trainer_pat says, "old-fashioned glazed is the way to go!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike's not here to defend himself, so he get's picked on!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from tolarian_headmaster:
         If a creature does not cause to tap to attack can it attack if it is tapped?
darkmt_mike says, "There's no place like home! There's no place like home!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from charwolf:
         What are the details on the East STS tournament itself, like how many players, how many rounds, how long will it go?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll try to round up some details for you by next week on that."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from soslowpoke:
         If there was a prerelease card for Challenge, what would it probably be?
darkmt_mike says, "Imakuni's Dorito."
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from chrisbo:
         Server problems - why can't I hear anything in the Quiet Room today?
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno. I will pass it on to the techy's"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from draggle:
         are there plans on league promos after Cool porygon and ____"s Pikachu?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. Yes there are."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from magmar2000:
         scrye_fung wanted me to tell DMTM that a Maple Bar isn't a donut, but hey, it is! A mapple bar is a donut! ::gets glares from donut experts:: Uh Oh.... ;-0
darkmt_mike says, "Thank you Magmar! I will put fung on my anti-donut list!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #97 from pipipi:
         Why do you change card pictures? it says, I believe, on the back of card packages, "10 and up"
master_trainer_pat says, "We change lots of things due to cultural differences between Japan and the US."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from soslowpoke:
         If you make neo, can you make Steel Energy for a prerelease?
darkmt_mike says, "What is this Neo thing?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from soslowpoke:
         What will you give me for a Dunkin Donuts franchise?
darkmt_mike says, "Pat can we scrape together some Charizards?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, I have a very rare and valuable Prerelease Clefable with a coffee stain on it too."
master_trainer_pat says, "How about that?"
darkmt_mike says, "I have a Maple covered Ditto."
darkmt_mike says, "It's a deal!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from buibasaur:
         I have found another misprint but it will effect the game if changed. Why is Cinnabar Island Gym named Cinnabar City Gym?
darkmt_mike says, "We have less Islands so we decided to call it a city."
master_trainer_pat says, "You're right. That definetly would affect gameplay if changed..."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from ajw1111:
         master_trainer_pat
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from mr_mystery:
         Will Prop15 take effect for the Pokemon League?
darkmt_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from ikendall:
         Have the Pokemon Trivia prizes been sent yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, they're sitting here on my desk. I just got the winners' addresses and stuff so I'll be sending them out tomorrow."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #104 from ajw1111:
         master_trainer_pat Do you know why wizards doesn't make the japaese super rare cards super rare in the U.S.?
master_trainer_pat says, "We just have chosen not to follow the same pattern that they did in Japan. That's all."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #105 from scrye_fung:
         DMTM .. i think you misread my question wrong dmtm. Brock's Ninetales is opposite Ditto. Ditto happens to be opposite Ninetales. I evolve Ditto into Blastoise (with the Blastoise card) since Blastoise is in my deck and I'm using the Shapeshift power. What happens when I Knock Out Brock's Ninetales? Does Ditto remain as Blastoise? Does the Blastoise card get discarded? Will Ditto (also Blastoise) be Knocked Out?
master_trainer_pat says, "Scrye Fung...I think you're misreading B. Ninetales...Shapeshift doesn't let you evolve, just 'attach'. If Ditto KO's B. Ninetales, Ditto will no longer have Shapeshift and will revert to being Ditto. The Blastoise card gets discarded."
darkmt_mike says, "What Pat said...only he beat me to it!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from master_o_pokemon:
         where can i submit my prop 15/3 results?
darkmt_mike says, "custserv@wizards.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from soph984:
         what tournament format will the STS use? Swiss, Double elimination, single elimination, other
master_trainer_pat says, "It will most likely use a Swiss format."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from charwolf:
         Also, just how many people is this event going to hold? According to several reports people were turned away at the West STS
darkmt_mike says, "About 6000 total and 1500 for the tournament!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from profpoke:
         Is Birthday Pikachu leagal in Tournaments?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from get_mik:
         so i can go to any pokemon place and compete there, and how do i get points?
darkmt_mike says, "You must go to a league store. Play, trade, teach."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from robblytuff:
         What do you think the most powerful card will be in the 15T environment?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's tough. Professor Oak is still going to be oneof my top picks. I don't know as far as Pokemon. The regulars will be up there like Wiggly, Scyther and Movie Mewtwo."
darkmt_mike says, "Prof. Oak. Not Weedle as previously thought."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from ajw1111:
         master_trainer_pat Do you personaly prefer playing with the prop 15/3 rules or with out them?
master_trainer_pat says, "Honestly, I've been having some fun putting together decks again. Which is cool. However, so far that limit to 3 of a certain card has kinda cramped my style. It sure made me revise my decks though."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from master_o_pokemon:
         Will there be plans for a lugia card?
darkmt_mike says, "No plans."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from profpoke:
         Can Electrode (Base) be used to make 1 Fire and 1 plant energy?
darkmt_mike says, "If that plant is Grass."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from soph984:
         If I'm ditto and I'm copying Arcanine and do flamethrower can I discardany card or do i have to discard only a fire energy
darkmt_mike says, "First of all if your actually Ditto I'm calling in a bunch of scientists. Otherwise the answer is any card."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll add: any energy card attached to Ditto."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #116 from mr_mystery:
         RE Question 29 Regarding the evolution of Team Rocket's Meowth: I don'tthink it can evolve because I've heard that Team Rocket's Meowth can only evolve into Team Rocket's Persian, which hasn't been printed yet. Are you sure?
master_trainer_pat says, "You're right, I thought the question mentioned 'Rocket's Meowth' as in the Meowth from the Team Rocket set...too many Meowths"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from get_mik:
         i am about to move to another country. would i still get dci points there?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes...unless that country is on another Planet..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #119 from gunterl:
         you can evolve tr meowth into persian? persian says "evolves from meowth" and you guys said you can't evolve dk. kadabra into alakazam because it says kadabra, not dk. are you sure about tr meowth? please get r/d.
master_trainer_pat says, "You're right, see my last answer. I thought the question was about Meowth from Team Rocket set."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from robblytuff:
         Any new developments on next year's STS?
darkmt_mike says, "No. Yes I will be developing a Maple Bar set."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from articuno21:
         Will rocket's scyther be able to evolve into scizor? (In Neo 2) Will Tyrogue be able to evolve into Rocket's Hitmonchan?(Also in Neo 2)
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know...wouldn't you have to follow the regular rules for evolution? If it's Rocket's Scyther, that would have to evolve to Rocket's ______. Whatever the name of that evolution would be. I really don't know many of the Japanese Neo cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #123 from mr_mystery:
         Erika's Vileplume vs. Dark Machoke. Machoke uses knock back to send Vileplume to the bench. Would the flip occur for Pollen Stench?
master_trainer_pat says, "You mean Pollen Defense? The answer is the same, anyother effects of attacks by the active happen after you apply Poke Powers from the defending P-mon. Check the rules(version 3, pg.22, step g and i)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from robblytuff:
         Have you played any of the new GameBoy games?
darkmt_mike says, "Wish I had the time. No I have not."
master_trainer_pat says, "I was able to try out Pokemon Gold at the Chicago Mall Tour...very cool."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from master_o_pokemon:
         Is there any plans to ban cards?
darkmt_mike says, "No plans."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from get_mik:
         how many sabrina's abra promo cards were made?
darkmt_mike says, "If I tell you I would have to "Knock you out""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from pokepower2:
         when is neo going to come out?
master_trainer_pat says, "At least 2 Neo sets have already come out in Japan."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #127 from profpoke:
         If you have a 60 card deck with no Basic Pokemon in it, would it lose by delay of game or something if the opponent chose not to draw 2 cards every time? ( curtosy of Flying_Dragonair =)
darkmt_mike says, "The game would never start."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #128 from robblytuff:
         Have you guys thought about doing a ProTour like Magic. I'm pretty sure they have something like it in Japan. (I know, you're not associated with them :-)
darkmt_mike says, "We have thought about it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #129 from robblytuff:
         Any news about Neo being translated.
master_trainer_pat says, "No news, sorry."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from pokepower2:
         UHHHMMMMM is it true that there is going to be a 15/3 rule for sts
darkmt_mike says, "Yes...it's all true!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #131 from mr_mystery:
         Regarding the response to Question 33, you said that Pollen Defense would take effect before the pokemon swapped. Should a heads be flipped and Dark Alakazam move to the bench, would Confusion then be canceled?
master_trainer_pat says, "Exactly."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think you're getting it now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from master_o_pokemon:
         I know this isn't quite pokemon, but is there plans for a harry potter tcg?
darkmt_mike says, "Unless you asked a question we might not respond just pass it on. Sometimes we lose our e-mails as well. Just send it again."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, check this month's Top Deck for a sneak peek."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from soph984:
         will gym 2 be allowed at STS
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from soph984:
         What WOTC representative will be at the King of Prussia stop?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #136 from seraph_84:
         Would Sabrina's Kadabra's Life Drain be an instant KO it he has a Plus Power attached?
darkmt_mike says, "None of the MT's but there will be some corporate people as well as the great DSL guys."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, Life Drain doesn't do damage, it just places damage counters. Plus Power only work when damage is done"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #138 from soslowpoke:
         Will there be a Team Rocket's Persian?
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from diamondz:
         My wife (!) asks: Is there something missing from Blaine's Charmander "Fire Tail Slap" text? Why does it say "Use this attack only if there are any FIre Energy cards attached to Bl's Char?" Enquiring minds want to know...
master_trainer_pat says, "No, nothing missing that we can see."
master_trainer_pat says, "Time to wrap it up for this week gang."
master_trainer_pat says, "If we didn't get to your question, write it down and call or ask it next week."
darkmt_mike says, "It was fun. Keepn eating those Maple Bars."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "See you later."