Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, October 19, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang, MT Pat is having some technical difficulties."
master_trainer_mike says, "He ha sthe opening announcements so he is rebooting."
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, my typing didn't ghet any better didi it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, glad to be back, Vermont was beautiful,"
master_trainer_mike says, "saw a few Weedles in te wild but let them go."
master_trainer_mike says, "I also upgraded my pc to Win 2000 so I'll blame all errors on that today ok?"
master_trainer_mike )
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, I'll start on some questions while Pat is working his way back."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from jrocksi:
         I know there is a WOTC trading newsgroup at tank.wizards.com, but is there an all Pokemon trading newsgroup?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not one that we hold. I would check out the Pokegym,the Pojo, or the Pokeschool. I imagine they might know of one or more."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from thundrchld:
         when do the DCI rating for NC get updated?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is not something we know much about. I know that they have been running a bit behind. Last I heard it is supposed to be every2-4 weeks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from pinsir:
         Do you plan on holding an event in the Pittsburgh PA area ever? I know lots of people who wish one would be held here.
master_trainer_mike says, "I know that several tournaments take place in that area. Check out our tournamnet locator on our web site."
master_trainer_pat says, "HI gang! Sorry 'bout the delay"
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out our tournament locator on our web site."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat made it!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I will go ahead and correct something that slipped byus last week and that is that when you use Electrode's Buzzap Pokemon Power youcan only choose one type of energy for that Buzzap'd Electrode to provide."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, R&D error there."
master_trainer_mike says, "They are human too."
master_trainer_mike says, "Though they don't always admit it."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         When a Chaos Gym is in play, and you flip tails when trying to play a Trainer, does your opponent use the Trainer immediately (assuming they can fulfill the requirements to use it) or do they have to wait until their turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup he must use it immediatley or not at all."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from kedols:
         how are you?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ducky!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "...OK..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from gooman:
         is neo coming out in december?
master_trainer_mike says, "What?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea.........."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing to announce about NEO"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         If a Chaos Gym is in play, can your opponent choose to use your Plus Powers and Defenders if you flip tails?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         You use Misty's Psyduck ESP attack against a Ditto. You flip 3 heads so you get to copy an attack. Since Ditto is Misty's Psyduck, can you copy the ESP attack and flip 3 coins again?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure but that would be silly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from scrye_fung:
         Did you catch any Weedles in Vermont, MTM?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, couldn't catch them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Clarification regarding Lt. Surge's Secret Plan: The card says "Flip the card if it ever uses an attack or Pokémon power...". Does this mean if you place a Stage 1 or 2 face down, you could flip it, use its Attacks or Powers and then discard it because it is not a Basic?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, if you flipped it and it wasn't a basic, you would discard it. You wouldn't be able to use attacks or P-mon Powers on that P-mon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from pikabruce:
         Ditto is opposite Rapidash. Ditto does Agility and flips heads. Then the opponent plays Goop Gas Attack. Can the opponent do damage to Ditto on thisturn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, the Agility effect is still residing on him."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from pipipi:
         What's the Neo news? Come on, tell ussss, your loyal customers.....
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't tell you anything, sorry..."
master_trainer_mike says, "If we said anything we owuld have to hunt you down like dogs....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from scrye_fung:
         What was that easter egg in Play It! v2 CD? Something about fire?
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not checked it on version 2 yet, but on the original you could type 'fire' at the title screen and open up 2 other decks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Clarification on Brock's Protection: The card does not specifically sayhow long it stays in play. Is it discarded after your opponent's next turn, ordoes it stay attached to the Pokémon?
master_trainer_mike says, "It stays on that Pokemon while that Pokemon is in play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from profpoke:
         If Ditto copys a Koga's Beedrill and uses Hyper Needle, can Ditto use the attack again if it gets benched and then becomes active again?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Here is a quote from the Wizards website regarding year 2 of Pokémon League - "...it is going to be more exciting than ever. New trainers. New badges. New cities. New game mechanics. New promo cards to earn." Can/will you elaborate on what those "New" things might be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from profpoke:
         If you use Tickling Machine and flip a heads then play an Imposter Professor Oak, does your opponent shuffle the face down cards into his deck or does he just draw 7 cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "He just draws 7 cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from char_e_zard21:
         i have a blains charizard that has a fighting energy symbol on it, is this an error and when will it be corrected?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is an error, play it as a fire symbol instead, itwon't be corrected, just play it the way it was supposewd to be."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from profpoke:
         If my opponet sucessfully play a Tickle Machine, and there is a Choas Gym in play, if he plays an Oak and flips tails and I choose to use it, do I haveto discard the face down cards and draw 7 cards or just draw 7 cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, those face down cards stay where they are."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from profpoke:
         If Ditto is copying a Sabrina's Kadabra, can you play a Sabrina's ESP on Ditto? And if you gust up a different non-sabrina pokemon, can you use the attached ESP when you attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you could but we will verify that answer with R&D."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from chrisbo:
         With Chaos Gym, if I try to play a "turn-ending" card (like Computer Error or Tickling Machine) but flip tails, if my opponent chooses to go ahead and use the card is my turn then immediately over even though it was not I who used the card?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, your opponent would just ignore that part of the card and you could continue your turn after your opponent uses the trainer."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from char_e_zard21:
         when will the corrected versions of the tr errors be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "Never"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from pipipi:
         What are your plans for the next big pokemon event? Perhaps another STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing announced yet, possibly more smaller STS type events in a year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from scrye_fung:
         So has DMTM been punished for his mistakes on the Electrode Buzzap question he answer wrong last week?
master_trainer_pat says, "Everyone makes mistakes Scrye_Fung, even you...we've seen your posts"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from pikabruce:
         If Sabrina's Kadabra does Life Drain against an undamaged Mr. Mime, howmany damage counters are placed on Mr. Mime?
master_trainer_mike says, "3 damage counters, the Invisible Wall does not prevent the placememnt of damage counters, only damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from chrisbo:
         With Chaos Gym, if I try to play Goop Gas Attack but flip tails, if my opponent chooses to use the card does the Goop stay active for my turn + their turn + my turn once again, or just until the end of my current turn? (card text says "opp's NEXT turn
master_trainer_pat says, "Since Goop Gas is being played by your opponent it would last until the end of your next turn"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from pikabruce:
         Can Koga's Kakuna use its Pokemon Power to evolve on the same turn it comes into play.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #29 from chrisbo:
         With Chaos Gym, what happens if I try to play a Plus Power or Defender and flip tails? And if they can use it, how long would it stay attached?
master_trainer_mike says, "They last until the end of the player's turn who played it. So if you tried to use it on your trun and flipped tails and I decided to use it instead. It would last until the end of my turn."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from char_e_zard21:
         when will the world pikachu cards be released in the us and how can i get em?
master_trainer_pat says, "Most of the English versions of those cards will be released as League promos next year some time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from pikabruce:
         Since "Life Drain doesn't do damage, it just places damage counters," does this mean that Life Drain will place damage counters equal to 110 on Chansey, even if Chansey has successfully done Scrunch?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from pikabruce:
         Is base Mewtwo's "Barrier" like a "Smokescreen" (the attack fails), or does Barrier only prevent damage and effects done to Mewtwo? (Would "Fetch", "Messenger", "Scavenge", "Stretch Kick", etc., still work despite the Barrier?)
master_trainer_pat says, "Barrier is unlike Smokescreen in that Barrier will prevent effects _to_ Mewtwo, but other effects will still happen. So Fetch would work against Barrier."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from char_e_zard21:
         when will neo1 be released, roumor has it it will be december?
master_trainer_mike says, "No info on any new sets!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from chrisbo:
         If my opponent plays Challenge and I put some pokemon onto the bench, can I evolve those pokemon when my turn comes around or do I have to wait a full turn after that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you can."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from chrisbo:
         If I use Charizard's Energy Burn to make some cards into Fire energy, do they stay Fire if I use Energy Flow to bring them back into my hand? The Energy Burn power says "until the end of the turn".
master_trainer_pat says, "They remain Fire only while they're in play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from thundrchld:
         any promo news? also what issue is the brock's vulpix in?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think that should be in issue 13..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from scrye_fung:
         Why wasn't the Industry Edge chat w/ R&D on Gym: Challenge advertised better? I mean, I only found about it 2 hours before the actual chat!
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably a last minute addition."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from chrisbo:
         Can I use Devolution Spray (trainer) on a Pokemon that I evolved on that same turn? For example, I evolve to Muk to turn off Dark Vileplume's "Hay Fever", play all the trainer cards I want, and finally use DevoSpray on the Muk at the end.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you could do that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from rainbow_trainer:
         A BuzzZapped Electrode on a Rocket's Zapdos, how does this play when Zapdos does his Electroburn Attack... as far as the damage done to Zapdos..??
master_trainer_pat says, "In this case Rocket's Zapdos states 'Lightning energycards' so the Buzzap'd Electrode would only count as one Lightning card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from magmar2000:
         At league last Saturday, I asked, if a Maple Bar was infact a donut, the results, majority said yes. And I still think that a Maple Bar is a donut. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "His insanity is spreading....go to Def Con 4."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from chrisbo:
         If I flip tails while trying to use Rocket's Secret Experiment, does that mean I can't play any more trainers for the rest of this turn *and* the entirety of my next turn too? Or is it just until the end of my current turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "You would have to wait until the end of your next turn... What a yucchy card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from chrisbo:
         Brock's Protection (trainer) says to "attach it to one of your pokemon with Brock in its name", but it doesn't say when to discard the card. Does it last for the remainder of the game?
master_trainer_mike says, "As long as that Pokemon remains in play it does."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from chrisbo:
         If I have one Sabrina's Alakazam active and another on my bench, can I use Psylink to use the benched one's Mega Burn attack on the turn after I used the active one's Mega Burn attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you would not be able to use Mega Burn during your next turn even if you used the Psylink Power"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from chrisbo:
         Dark Weezing's "Mass Explosion" attack does 20 damage times the number of Koffings, Weezings, and Dark Weezings in play. Does this include Koga's Koffing & Koga's Weezing too or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nada."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from pipipi:
         Will the Space Weedle be at the east coast STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Uh-huh!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from pikabruce:
         Some are interpreting rule 215 of the Pokemon DCI Floor Rules to mean that if the 1st player mulligans, then 2nd player may draw 2 addition cards even if no basic Pokemon were drawn in the 2nd player's initial 7 card draw. Is thiscorrect?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeash, technically you could do that but if you still don't end up with a basic then you get caught cheating and you lose the match,period!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not a smart move to do."
master_trainer_pat says, "Not a good thing to be caught doing..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from imakuni_00:
         wooo
master_trainer_mike says, "Hoooo"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from metamer:
         Now that Gym Challenge is out, would Dark Weezing's Mass Explosion include Koga's Koffings and Weezings in calculating damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from imakuni_00:
         did u buy pokemon gold and silver? if u did what do u think of them?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have silver."
master_trainer_pat says, "I have gold"
master_trainer_mike says, "Together they taste dogoone good."
master_trainer_pat says, "Peanut Butter and Chocolate"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from chrisbo:
         Last week in Q114, DMTM said that a Buzzap'd Electrode could provide 1 Fire and 1 Plant (as long as that plant is Grass) energy. Are you allowed to split the energy types like that (one of each) or did he just run out of donuts orsomething?
master_trainer_mike says, "He gave the answer we were given by R&D months ago.They corrected it today. So no you could not do that but DMTM gave you what hewas told to say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from pipipi:
         Just how good a year will it be for Pokemon in 2001?
master_trainer_mike says, "Mucho super fudge ripple grande!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeah, what he said"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from profpoke:
         If there is a Choas Gym in play, and you try play a Rocket's Secret Experiment and get tails, and your opponent choose to use it and get tails, can he still play trainer cards during his turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from firetrainer:
         If some use Sabrina's Kadabra's First attack ( I can't remeber its name) witth a power plus does knock out the deffending in one hit. Do you apply weakness, restance and Pokemon Power for the attack.
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because that attack isn't doing damage."
master_trainer_mike says, "Gang, any question with the word Neo in it will get deleted, ok? We have nothing to say yet......"
master_trainer_pat says, "Our donut supply is at stake...I'm sure you'll understand."
master_trainer_mike says, "My precious chocolate covered bavarian cremes mean too much to me."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from hi_jynx:
         The Rocket's Minefield Gym card is kind of vague. It says, flip a coin, if heads put damage counters on the pokemon, but it doesn't say how many?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is an error. It is supposed to say 2 damage counters. Play it as if it said 2."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from thamaster:
         now you have had a good time to check out the "gym challenge" cards what do u like best?...any why??
master_trainer_mike says, "Blaine's Charizard!! Woohoo!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Rocket's Zapdos and Rocket's Mewtwo are no brainers...they're so tuff."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Koga's Weedle of course!! and Koga's Kakuna and Beedrill."
master_trainer_mike says, "Chaos Gym!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Some other I like are Max Revive and Master Ball, forobvious reasons."
master_trainer_mike says, "Koga's Pidgey with Messenger, free Pokemon trader effect!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from ikendall:
         Sorry to bug you about this, but any idea as to how long it will take for the trivia prize to reach me? (I live in the UK...)
master_trainer_pat says, "We just sent those out, I'm not sure how long it willtake to get to you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from firetrainer:
         Can I use Erika's Clefairy lv16 Luner Power to evolve my Pokemon on my first turn, and can this attack be use to evolve a Pokemon with Aerodactyl in play.
master_trainer_pat says, "No you couldn't use that on your first turn, but it would get around Aerodactyl"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from imakuni_00:
         do u know any DCI tournaments in west virginia?!!! its not even on yoursite!
master_trainer_mike says, "You are right it isn't. I'll mention that to the DCI. Check local stores."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from pikabruce:
         If Ditto is opposite a Brock's Ninetales which has used Shapeshift to turn into Clefable, is Ditto a Clefable or a Brock's Ninetales?
master_trainer_pat says, "It is a Brock's Ninetales."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from gunterl:
         is there a fee to get in anything at the sts?
master_trainer_mike says, "You have to bring us a donut."
master_trainer_mike says, "Chocolate bavarian creme for me."
master_trainer_mike says, "Otherwise, no."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from pikabruce:
         If Brock's Ninetales has used Shapeshift to turn into Clefable, and theopponent plays Goop Gas Attack, is Clefable discarded or does Brock's Ninetalesturn back into Clefable after the Goop Gas wears off?
master_trainer_pat says, "Check the last line on the Shapeshift text. The Clefable would get discarded."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from thamaster:
         have you any new news on promos , like are there any new ones u wanna anounce 4 the new year
master_trainer_mike says, "They all smell minty fresh."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from rainbow_trainer:
         I am Confused.... Chaos Gym.... I thought Trainers that Stay in play such as Plus Power & Defender, could not be used by your opponent...???
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry for confusing you, that was our mistake in not checking the card text first. Any Trainer that needs to be put in play may not be used by your opponent."
master_trainer_mike says, "Oops, must still have Vermont on my mind. The card is worded a bit unclearly and we read it wrong, you are right."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from frost82:
         i know that when i first joined a magic tourney i was given a DCI mana membership card with my DCI # on it, later when DCI started to sanction pokemon tourneys the store that i play at gave me a different DCI card this one was white and not gold. with that they had duplicated DCI #s so that i could have a gold and a white DCI card with the same number and it turns out that me and some other guy has the same DCI#. how did this happen and is it possible to correct addons that this other person did?
master_trainer_pat says, "This is really a question for the DCI folks, but fromwhat I understand this is impossible...no DCI numbers were repeated."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from pipipi:
         About question 8, doesn't Chaos Gym say "Your opponent cannot use the trainer if it says to attach it to a pokemon"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Right, we were wrong."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from firetrainer:
         If my oponent use Pokemon Breeder and flip tales with Chaos Gym in play. Can I use that pokemon Breeder on one of my pokemon to evolve it if I have the nessary basic and stage2 pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup you can."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, ssr"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from thundrchld:
         if your opponent sent out anotehr koga beedrill for question 16 would you be able to use the attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from pikabruce:
         If Brock's Ninetales is poisoned, and then uses Shapeshift and attachesan evolution card, is Brock's Ninetales still poisoned?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from gunterl:
         Is Rocket's Minefield Gym going to be corrected?
master_trainer_mike says, "Printwise no, play it as if it said 2 damage counters."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from char_e_zard21:
         are there any more errors in the challenge set?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we're aware of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from snorelax:
         is the teamrockets victrebel non-holo have an error about weakness (fighting)
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm no, its the Dark Vileplume."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from profpoke:
         where can I find an application to apply for a wizo or MT position? (^_^)
master_trainer_mike says, "Send us a box of donuts and we'll talk :) Seriouslycheck out the chat area for contact info for chat volunteer positions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from scrye_fung:
         MTP .. on that pt that I make mistakes, that has to be true. However, I've never posted anywhere under this nick so how would you know what mosts were mine?
master_trainer_mike says, "We can tell its you by the way you type."
master_trainer_mike says, "or something like that"
master_trainer_pat says, "From the chat with R&D earlier this week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from ikendall:
         doesnt caos gym disallow the use of cards that stay in play (ie. plus power) by your opponent if you flip tails
master_trainer_mike says, "YES!! WE ADMIT IT!!! WE WERE WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "What're you talkin about man?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from rocketelectabuzz:
         If i play a Rocket Zapdos and attach three rainbow to it and one lets say potion energy, do the three rainbow do 10 damage each to Zapdos when i use elctroburn??? (not sure if attack name is right)
master_trainer_pat says, "While Rainbow energy is in play it counts as every type, so yes it would do 10 damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from profpoke:
         I think that if you play a Defender or PlusPower with chaos gym in playthe card should just be discarded since those cards must be put "in to play" and Choa Gym says. What is your estimate on the number of questions that will be re-answered next time =Ţ
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh) you guys browbeat us so...................... thousands of times...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from draggle:
         What do i do after i get all the league badges, tms, tones of cards, and done all the challenges? Are you going to have more bages, like maby from the orange/johto league?
master_trainer_mike says, "New league with all new stuff to take up all your time start Jan 6th next year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from pikachu89:
         Any info on what the new league for next year will be like? What badges? What Medals?
master_trainer_mike says, "No but they are all minty fresh."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from scrye_fung:
         Any comment on Ms. Woodruff's statement (Tuesday) that she has worked on a Theme Deck for an Upcoming Expansion? A no comment is also sufficient btw :)
master_trainer_mike says, "No comment, but it is minty fresh."
master_trainer_mike says, "My comment that is, it is minty resh."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from pikachu89:
         Will Prop 15-3C become DCI Tourney Format?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from profpoke:
         As stated in the answer to #38, I beleive you could not devolve a poke you evolved the same turn because the Dev Spray says treats it just as if you had evolved it, and you can't "evolve" a pokemon more than once per turn, or am i mistaken somewhere?
master_trainer_mike says, "It means that it would count as evolving meaning youcould not then evolve a Pokemon you Devolved that turn. It is NOT Evolving so you can play it after Evolving. It just counts as it for the sake of figuring other rules. Confusing I know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #87 from pikachu89:
         I received 2 Ancient Mews in one wrapper at the movies. Have you heardof anything else like this happening?
master_trainer_mike says, "Were they minty fresh?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we've opened a few like that here as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from magmar2000:
         If I attach a pluspower to Brock's Golbat and so Spiral Dive, would theplus power do 10 extra damage to the defending Pokemon, making it 20 to the defending, and 10 to the opponent's bench?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct Magmar2k!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from snorelax:
         is teamrocket grimers poisen gas sopused to say puts opponant to sleep or is that an err
master_trainer_mike says, "Play it as written."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from pikachu89:
         Chaos Gym is in play. I play a Plus Power. I flip a tails. Can my opponent use it on their next turn? If not, why? Are there other cards that can't be used?
master_trainer_pat says, "They cannot. Chaos Gym will not let your opponent use trainers that must be put into play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from draggle:
         i missed the anouncements, can you put em up again?
master_trainer_pat says, "I will go ahead and correct something that slipped byus last week and that is that when you use Electrode's Buzzap Pokemon Power youcan only choose one type of energy for that Buzzap'd Electrode to provide."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from pikachu89:
         Can you share with us how to get the Birthday Pikachu from the Wizards Website in Nov.? Will it be a holo? Will the one in Jan. be holo?
master_trainer_mike says, "I've heard that there will be trivia questions, onceyou get them correct, you print it out and mail it to us, the first so many that get here (can't say exacy numbers) will get a holo B-day Pikachu mailed to them. But if you miss it then, you can earn the holo B-day Pikachu through season 1 of next years' league."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from draggle:
         have u guys ever tryed a tim hortons donut from canada?
master_trainer_pat says, "Are those the kind Bob and Doug MacKenzie get? They're our heroes as far as donut consumpion goes :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "did he wash his hands before he made it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from char_e_zard21:
         will rockets monefield be corrected?
master_trainer_mike says, "Rockets moneyfield????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Like Biily Idol?"
master_trainer_pat says, "We've already corrected it to Minefield."
master_trainer_mike says, "HERE SHE COMES NOW SAYING MONAY MONAY!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from bulbasnore:
         A well respect player says that a confused pokemon's failed attacks itself with 20 plus any effects of that attack (e.g. thus MP Mewton fails the confusion flip for Energy Absorption, hits itself for 20(doubled) and absorbs the twoenergies). Is that right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wrong, only hits himself for 20 which is then affected by the Pokemoin's weakness or Resistance. No other attack effects apply."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from hi_jynx:
         Can Rocket's Minefield be used against Clefairy Doll and Mysterious fossil?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup it would."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes....d'oh. I don't like how that hurts my Aerodactyl deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from draggle:
         ok, so u deleted any questions with the N word, ok. So i was told by a friend who goes to a wizards store for league that his leader said that the set that begins with N is coming in december, is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOTHING TO SSAY!!! nix nein nope zilch nada zippo zero not a sausage"
master_trainer_pat says, "Pretty soon we're going to delete all n's from the chat."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from kirby4000:
         I don't know if you work for Wizards or anything but
master_trainer_mike says, "but what?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #101 from kirby4000:
         do you know what the next card given in the TradingCard League will be and when the next sign up is?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the next sign up will be at the beginning of nextyear."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from rocketelectabuzz:
         I was at the STS qaulifyer and This Guy was using a rocket snorlax and didn't flip therefore he did twenty and knocked out my electabuzz,Is that not fair or what???(4th round to I would have ben in the finals of a tournie for the first time)
master_trainer_mike says, "Unless Snorlax was already asleep, he would nopt have had to flip."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from thundrchld:
         can i use the trainer giovanni to evolve pokemon first turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, kinda cool huh?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from sabre11:
         I here there is a trainer called Misty's Tears , but I can't find one...what does it say?
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "What are we a library??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from rob_cat_pz:
         hey, u guys going to be at the mall qualifers this weekend? if so who.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but no, DMT Mike will be at the Florida stop soon though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from rocketelectabuzz:
         will there be more american only cards to come??(ex.promo evee/ dark riachu)
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from snorelax:
         will any errors ever be corrected
master_trainer_mike says, "nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from sabre11:
         I that that there was going to be a Wizard Blaines' Vulpix in Nov. issue of Top Deck...
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it's Brock's Vulpix, but yes, it should be inissue 13"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from rob_cat_pz:
         can my cat become an honorary mt or wizo? btw, u guys are honarary TeamMeow members too. On the subject, we held a tournmanet, prop15-3c. Oak, Computer search, Item finder, Scyther, grass was the most used
master_trainer_mike says, "He might be smarter than some of us. Feel free to send in any results of testing to us, love to hear about it."
master_trainer_pat says, "What about most used Challenge card?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from rebelspy18:
         can you knock out a pokemon in 1 hit with a plus power and sabrina's kadabra? (giveing you flip heads)
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from snorelax:
         are there any more errors in gym heros
master_trainer_pat says, "Gym Heroes was very well done as far as we know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from rocketelectabuzz:
         So you are admiting that Master Trainers are Human and not robots?
master_trainer_mike says, "eeerrrror....errrrror....mmmmust...ex-am-ine......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from poke_fanatic:
         If I have a fossil haunter out against a ditto and ditto transforms anduses nightmare and then i get up and use nightmare does he get any damage because if he goes to sleep the pokemon power transform turns off and then ditto has resistence to psychi
master_trainer_mike says, "Damage is done first (so you would check with the Ditto Haunter Transparency). Other effects of the attack take place after everything else so the Dirtto Resistance is irrelevant in this case, use the Haunter's listings."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #117 from thundrchld:
         so will there be a maple bar badge in the new season? =)
master_trainer_mike says, "Maaaybe but only if it is........"
master_trainer_mike says, "MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMINTY FRESH!"
master_trainer_pat says, "WE're workin' on it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from thamaster:
         isnt the freee B - day pikaxchu comp on dec the 1st??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup it did get bumped back to that date."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #120 from rocketelectabuzz:
         Say i play in a tournie on my Birthday can i cream every one with a B-day Pikachu?? (after they are released in north america without the 9 card stamp thingy)
master_trainer_pat says, "No, they won't be legal for tourney play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from kirby4000:
         Do you think this is a good strategy? Use 4 Pokeflute to fill your opponent's bench and then use Dark Hypno's bench manipulation to do heavy damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think anyone using a Pokeflute plays WAY too much Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from thamaster:
         i ca..ot say a.ythi.g with a. . i. AHHHH!!!!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "See, I told ya."
master_trainer_mike says, "very fuy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from snorelax:
         why wont any errors ever be corrected
master_trainer_mike says, "all of the cards have already been printed."
master_trainer_pat says, "If the cards are reprinted in other sets than we willlook at making the correction then, that's not to say we would though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from megabestia1:
         any news on an incoming set??
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope nix nada, etc"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from rocketelectabuzz:
         who is the guy *cough*fool*cough* who dresses up as prof. oak???
master_trainer_mike says, "I duuno, would tat be Professor Oak???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #128 from rob_cat_pz:
         Alright, full results. Erika's Eggecuter decks, Dark Vileplume decks, my deck with Arcanine and Clefable and Rocket zapdos, and my friend with a hay. Rocket zapdos was the most used card. Surprisingly, hay retained power. Dodrio was powerful too. Super energy removal was stilla aproblem, as so Scyther, who was in every deck. Hitmonchan took place too, put thats mostly all. Oh, Mr. Mimewas a powerful force too.
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks for sharing Rob_cat_pz. Everyone takin' notes? We've noticed Hay is still pretty powerful, though slowed considerably."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from hi_jynx:
         Queston 106 mentioned Florida, is there a date on that? Where can I find other important events/locations/dates?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is the weekend of Oct 28-29. Go to our web site for details."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from poke_fanatic:
         At our league we never have any of the promo cards can you do anything about that?
master_trainer_mike says, "If they are not receiving them they need to contact their sales rep."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from snorelax:
         what do u think is the best card
master_trainer_pat says, "Pokemon=Rocket's Zapdos."
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh, let me see, that would be the Minty Fresh Weedle."
master_trainer_pat says, "Trainer=Oak"
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez that's original............."
master_trainer_pat says, "Scyther still my favorite though, how's that for original."
master_trainer_mike says, "or the Oingo Boingo Weedle too....:)"
master_trainer_mike says, "woopeeeee"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee he"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from rebelspy18:
         about question#113 why not? kadabra & plus power, it's to good says do ten more damage on the plus power and, i'm shure you have a good reason...right?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Kadabra attack places damage COUNTERS, it does NOT do damage so pluspower does nothing."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from rocketelectabuzz:
         The 3C rule for the STS is going to make even more haymakers and potpourri decks show up, you know that right???
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, you are clearly insane, but we like you anyway."
master_trainer_mike says, "heh heh heh"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we don't know that. I think this will shake things up enough that someone trying something new could take the whole field by storm."
master_trainer_mike says, "As previously stated it is only in effect for this event to help make people try to be original, the game was stagnant."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from feralshade:
         what if a thundershock is used against a sleeping rocket's snorlax?
master_trainer_mike says, "The damage is done first thereby possibly triggeringSnorlax's Pokemon power (assuming it is asleep). Then the Paralysis effect takes place and Snorlax woulld no longer be asleep."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from pikachu89:
         Were there any beginning announcements? If so, could you please repeatthem. Thank you.
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I will go ahead and correct something that slipped byus last week and that is that when you use Electrode's Buzzap Pokemon Power youcan only choose one type of energy for that Buzzap'd Electrode to provide."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from supra:
         for blaine's quiz #1/2/3 where it say "Either way, return the card to your hand". does this mean teh pokemon or blaines quiz?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from scrye_fung:
         So what's with Minty Fresh now MTM ... you're into gum now as R&D is tofood?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmm, ya know when you keep saying something over and over in hopes that eventually it is funny???"
master_trainer_mike says, "MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMINTY FRESH!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from thundrchld:
         whats up with this minty fresh stuff? Did you get hurt by an air freshener tree =)

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from dragons4ever:
         What's with the Dark Raichu?
master_trainer_mike says, "minty.....fresh...........hee hee hee heee"
master_trainer_pat says, "This Dark Raichu is nunber 83 out of 82 cards!"
master_trainer_pat says, "and it's sorta Minty Fresh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from thundrchld:
         why are you a master trainer and not me? Why can't I be like you and answer the people's questions? =)
master_trainer_mike says, "cuz everyone wants to be like Mike."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from rob_cat_pz:
         Feel free to call me Rob. Or the iotola of cat and rolla :) Anyways we are having a beginner prop15-3c testing tourny saturday
master_trainer_mike says, "ok rolla, thanks :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from thundrchld:
         hmm maybe my last question is..well will master trainer mike, pat, and dark mt mike be at the east coast STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup we will all be there, the 3 caballeros"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from snorelax:
         why dont they reprint the error cards so they will be right
master_trainer_mike says, "because the set was alreeady printed, do you want usto make so many cards that they become COMPLETELY worthless?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "that would NOT be minty fresh of us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from soslowpoke:
         will the vending Pikachu be playable at the east coast STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from soslowpoke:
         What would have been the prerelease cards for base set and Challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "WWWWWWWWWWWWWeedle and ummmmmmmmmmmmm."
master_trainer_mike says, "Koga's Weedle. :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from magmar2000:
         Mike, which weedle is your favrite, and why? Base Weedle or Koga's Weedle? And which one is more "MINTY FRESH"? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I am partial to the Oingo Boingo Weedle but they all rock!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND ARE ALL EQUALLY mmmmmmmmmmmminty FRESH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from poke_fanatic:
         do you know how i can get a promo dark persian and a promo venusaur other than by trading?
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out online auctions on the secondary market perhaps?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from soslowpoke:
         will you make the Slowpoke Lv.09(from the TCG GB Game) promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from dragons4ever:
         how DO u become a master trainer?
master_trainer_mike says, "eat all your carrots to begin with....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from soslowpoke:
         will the next season of the lleague have the G?S badges?
master_trainer_mike says, "can't say anything specific about next years league yet"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #160 from thundrchld:
         will you gusy be playing in the tournaments or only officials?
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't play in the tournaments because we're Wizards employees, we don't quite know what we'll be doing there yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "probably the least official acting of the officials............."
master_trainer_pat says, "It depends on where they need us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from soslowpoke:
         Will there be a new stamper/Gym Leader shirt sent out for the new league season?
master_trainer_mike says, "most likely"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from dragons4ever:
         how do you become a wizo?
master_trainer_mike says, "check out the chat area for contact info, or ask oneof the existing wizo's I would guess."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from thundrchld:
         this may be a dumb question but is there only one torunament at the STSand if i get eliminated(somehow =)) I'll never be able to go into the tournament again
master_trainer_mike says, "No, there are several other events and it is swiss meaning you never get Knocked out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from soslowpoke:
         Salut! Ca va? Mou? Je suis tres bien. Quest-ce que c'est? (points to book)
master_trainer_mike says, "je ne parle pas fracais."
master_trainer_mike says, "la plume de ma tante et sur la table."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from feralshade:
         so what's next (after Gym Challenge)?
master_trainer_mike says, "plenty of minty freshness."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #171 from rocketelectabuzz:
         Do you know any info on the imakini's Doduo, i love tat card
master_trainer_pat says, "Not much other than it won't be released here."
master_trainer_mike says, "BORN FREE AS FREE AS THE WILD ONE!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "no more questions????"
master_trainer_mike says, "don't make me start singing again"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from rebelspy18:
         do you apply weakness & resistance on sabrina's kadabra? (life drain)
master_trainer_mike says, "No you don't. Any attack that places damage counters is not affected by those."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from scrye_fung:
         Si tu voudrais parle francais, je me prefere que tu parle dans les langues de Pokemon s'il vous plait. Merci.
master_trainer_mike says, "eakspay englishway ilsay ousvay aitplay :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from thundrchld:
         why can't you just tell us stuff and spare us the singing?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuz we are here to answer your questions not tell you stuff, young gelfling...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from feralshade:
         i moved from Seattle in order to eat all of my carrots, am i eligible to become a mt?:)
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out our web site for job listings then :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from snorelax:
         how many error cards are there
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on how you define them, there were a few cards early that had minor errors on them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #177 from sabre11:
         Do you have to like things minty fresh to become a master trainer?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, thats just me."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #178 from magmar2000:
         Why won't Imakuni's Doduo be released here? It is the coolest card!
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a Japanese thing, there's more info about it in the chat transcript from the R&D chat this week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from scrye_fung:
         NDAs .. a pain in the neck or part of the job?
master_trainer_mike says, "part of the job."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from thundrchld:
         whats a gelfing.. i have a feeling i am not one, but a master trainer like you =)

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from magmar2000:
         Can you ban all Wizard events from New York, from a bitter Mariners fan. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Gelflings are from Dark Crystal..... you are making me feel old........"
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't ever call here and ask Dan about Rhode's pitch, it sets him off......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't be bitter, it's just a game..."
master_trainer_mike says, "he would really hate that (his name is dan k, ask for him.....hint hint)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from snorelax:
         how many error cards (major errors) are there
master_trainer_mike says, "we have issued errata for 2 ."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from feralshade:
         are maple bars minty fresh?
master_trainer_mike says, "no."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #185 from scrye_fung:
         Sand-attack. If tails, that attack does nothing. Does this mean that the attack cannot be made or that the attack can be made but neither damage nor effects can happen?
master_trainer_pat says, "The attack will be made, but damage and effects don'thappen."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from supertrainer_tim:
         How come there was never a Dark Venusaur?
master_trainer_mike says, "Or a Dark Weedle!?!?! HUH!?!?!?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from thundrchld:
         what decks do you think would survive the prop 15/3C ?
master_trainer_mike says, "You'll still see Hays (blech), a Blaines Fire deck works well."
master_trainer_mike says, "Kogas decks are fun."
master_trainer_mike says, "Raindance still works too."
master_trainer_pat says, "Energy Denial still has worked well for us here..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Trapper can still be played but is not as strong."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from magmar2000:
         Pat, I'm bitter cause I hat a lemon right when the lost. Uh, yeah, that's it. ::looks away:: :-D
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't worry, be happy :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "I here ya Magmar 2k.."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from supertrainer_tim:
         Whos gonna win the lions or Tampa Bay? Also whos gonna win New York or New York?
master_trainer_mike says, "Tampa Bay will come back I think. Could care less about NY/"
master_trainer_mike says, "but my guess is the yankees."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #191 from scrye_fung:
         Say I'm facing Lt. Surge's Electrode and I'm doing Dark Alakzam's Teleport Thingee. Would Shock Blast, given heads, affect Alakzam or the Pokemon I'm bring up to satisfy Teleport's effect?
master_trainer_pat says, "It would still effect Alakazam before he makes his switch."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from feralshade:
         why do all three charizards have huge wings yet also have a 3 retreat cost?
master_trainer_mike says, "Did you ever see Mothra or Giddhra fly?? Big wings but slow as heck. Same idea."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from rocketelectabuzz:
         how can you play a raindance in a 15T 3C tournie??(or trapper)
master_trainer_mike says, "Not that hard, add a trader or two to help with the lowered number of basics or play with Koga's Pidgey for the free Trader effect.Still viable."
master_trainer_mike says, "Same for Trapper."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from sabre11:
         Is there an English Misty's Tears? and by the way Go ______!!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes there is. We dleted the name of the New York team as we don't care :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hust kidding."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from supra:
         could rainbow energy count as evil or steel energy too?
master_trainer_mike says, "what is evil energy???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from scrye_fung:
         MTP .. on Q191 .. can you give any detailed reasoning? TIA!
master_trainer_mike says, "Because as we have said time and taime again. Firstyou apply damage from an attack, then if anything is triggered by that damage being placed you then resolve those effects, then after that is all done, and only then do you apply any other effects from your attack (in this case the switch effect)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #199 from supertrainer_tim:
         Do you have Gold or Silver? If so do u think it is a big improvement and is it fun?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like thte fact that it is finally in color. I felt like I was still in the 70's."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sega came out with color 10 years ago, why did it take Nintendo so dran long?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Gold is cool. The color version looks sharp."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from feralshade:
         if 100 damage is done to a Brock's Ninetales with a dark charizard on it is Ninetales KO'ed; if not, does the opponent draw a prize?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is ko'ed. Dark Charizard only has 80 hp."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from rocketelectabuzz:
         MTM you had to have one card in every deck what would it be, pokemon wise??( do not say scyther , be creative)
master_trainer_mike says, "Honestly?? Hmmmm, I am leaning towards Koga's Pidgey with Messenger. Works too well to find whatewver Pokemon you are waiting for."
master_trainer_pat says, "Koga's Pidgy or Erika's Dratini"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from magmar2000:
         Who did you start with and Gold and Silver? I started with Totodile.
master_trainer_mike says, "Cyndaquil here."
master_trainer_pat says, "Same here"
master_trainer_mike says, "FIRE!!! FIRE!!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from feralshade:
         How are the Neo negotiations progressing?
master_trainer_mike says, "still progressing"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from rocketelectabuzz:
         I a in the dark as far as gym goes, is koga's pidgey in gym challenge??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is."
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh) no new questions, guess I need to sing a minty fresh song......"
master_trainer_mike says, "(ahem)"
master_trainer_mike says, "oh look a question!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from thundrchld:
         can ya spare us?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is not a valid question."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey I have to listen to him!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #206 from ninetales2000:
         Why was Challenge released so early? Also, when will Vending be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "YOU SAY YOU WANT SOME EVOLUTIOOOONS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEELL YOU KNOW!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH IS WHAT THEY'LL BE!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It made sense to release it close to Heroes since, they share some Gym Leader cards between them."
master_trainer_mike says, "lookey more questions (amazing how that works)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #207 from sabre11:
         Is Misty Tears in Gym Challenge..I love playing a Raindance deck and I hear that it would work great with that deck, agree? I haven't seen one..
master_trainer_pat says, "It is and it does."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from magmar2000:
         If you could have any unreleased Japanese set be released tomorrow in English, what would it be? You wanted questions, right? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "yu-gee-oh looks cool but has nothing to do with pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from lordjay23:
         Now that the two gym sets are out, will the set releases be more spacedapart from now on?
master_trainer_mike says, "can't give specifics yet, sorry"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #210 from rocketelectabuzz:
         MTP does MTM have a good voice??
master_trainer_pat says, "oh yeah!"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.
master_trainer_mike says, "(sure)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from feralshade:
         please spare us the donut hymn...What is the first promo for year two?
master_trainer_mike says, "Holo B-0day Pikachua at seaons 1 of the leaguie."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #212 from scrye_fung:
         MTM .. the previous TopDeck didn't have a puzzle by yourself .. is the next TopDeck (Nov) going to?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup it should , MT pAt does it with me too."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from thundrchld:
         hey master trainer mike can you email me a deck that'll work at the STS? =) (traintrack@earthlink.net)
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but that would be cheating, check out good fansites like Pokegym, Pojo, or Pokeschool for good ideas."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #214 from ninetales2000:
         Umm who translated Challenge ( I mean like the fact that Will-o'-the-Wisp was "Flare" in Japanese)
master_trainer_pat says, "Those names are created in house usually. I'm not sure who worked on that set though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from feralshade:
         why is "Minty Fresh" so funny ? <--usually gets the joke
master_trainer_mike says, "It makes me laugh, course I've had no caffeine today.............zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #217 from thundrchld:
         is there a female master trainer?
master_trainer_mike says, "no, it is a lonely life here......................."
master_trainer_pat says, "Not yet."
master_trainer_mike says, ""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #218 from kis21x:
         what cards are in the Thunderstorm gift box?
master_trainer_pat says, "The rares are fossil Zapdos, Raichu(fossil) and Electabuzz."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from feralshade:
         mtm, are you going to publish a top ten list for challenge too on the WOTC site?
master_trainer_mike says, "No they didn't ask me to do that one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from lordjay23:
         Re: #209 The reason I ask is, the general concensus around here has been that releasing two sets so close together, each with more cards than any previous set (Therefore being harder to collect), has slowed the collectors down. This isn't a qwuestion, just wanted to clarify why I asked. I'm not concerned with what the next set is, merely if the relases will slow down. :)
master_trainer_mike says, "until we get future stuff settled, we can't really answer these sorts of questions, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #221 from supertrainer_tim:
         Who does DMTM Like better Pat or Mike???
master_trainer_pat says, "Ummmm....ya he likes me best."
master_trainer_mike says, "MT Pat is the bigger suck-up.........................."
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from supertrainer_tim:
         How much money you guys make???
master_trainer_mike says, "not enough, want to send us some?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from thundrchld:
         how about if i win the East Coast STS i become on of your amster trainer peoples =)
master_trainer_mike says, "hamster trainer?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from sabre11:
         Why did they give away Cool Porygons at the league and lower the value of mine that I paid $150 bucks for?
master_trainer_mike says, "you paid $150 bucks for a N64 didn't you, and got a free card?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #226 from scrye_fung:
         Do you know how Michael G. Ryan is doing? Latest word from TopDeck was that he just got engaged!
master_trainer_mike says, "doh, another available female bites the dust......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from supertrainer_tim:
         Didnt the Space Weedle get WET in that 1 picture on your site???
master_trainer_mike says, "Its a quick dry model."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #229 from megabestia1:
         concerning question 218 what is the holo in the thunderstorm
master_trainer_pat says, "Zapdos(fossil)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from kis21x:
         what other things are included?
master_trainer_mike says, "3 boosters (1 rocket, 1 heroes, 1 base set 2), clothe bag, metal coing, cd-rom, etc."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #231 from supertrainer_tim:
         What is your favorite set or upcoming set?
master_trainer_pat says, "Magic=Invasion, P-mon=Challenge or Jungle"
master_trainer_mike says, "I am looking forward to the Matrix sequal action figues. That'll be a cool set (Jet Li baby!!!)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from thundrchld:
         i'll reask my question can i become one of you master trainer peoples?
master_trainer_mike says, "You have to work here first my friend."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from rocketelectabuzz:
         do you think if the STS is a success they will have another??
master_trainer_mike says, "There are plans for more."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #234 from sabre11:
         No, I paid $150 for a Cool Porygon and got a N64 for free...
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, you got a good deal on that N64. Too bad aboutthe Cool Porygon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, thanks for coming gang, see you all next week and hope to see you at the STS. Watch for DMT Mike at the Florida Mall tour stop."
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!!!!"