Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, October 26, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


master_trainer_mike says, "Howdy gang!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "How's everyone doin'"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi friends, MT Mike and Pat here again with your MINTY FRESH announcements!"
master_trainer_mike says, "First, as some of you may have heard, we will be releasing a Neo based TCG expansion within the next few months. We have no releasedates, composition, or any other information for you at this time though."
master_trainer_mike says, "Second, I can tell you about a new upcoming promo card. Pikachu promo #27 (which is from the Japanese Vending card set) will be coming out with the Pokemon 2000 DVD and video release. This card was last released in Italian in the Sydney World Pikachu Collection."
master_trainer_mike says, "Third, make sure to stop by the Florida Mall Tour stop this weekend to challenge Dark Master Trainer Mike and his Evaporate deck. He'll be glad to try and give you game."
master_trainer_mike says, "Fourth, MINTY FRESH!!!! (yup still this week's buzzterm)."
master_trainer_mike says, "And last, Wizards of the Coast Game Support will start taking phone reservations for the East Coast STS's main tournament. If you have not earned an invitation through a qualifying event, you can still participate if you have earned 5 or more League badges. If you are 17 or under in age, you must have a parent call to make a reservation for you (due to legal issues ofgathering information from minors). Slots will fill up fast so be sure to callto hold yourself a spot!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ring a ding ding, time to start!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from pikabruce:
         If Clefable is opposite Brock's Ninetales with Wigglytuff attached, canClefable Metronome "Do the Wave" or only "Will-o'-the-Wisp"?
master_trainer_pat says, "Clefable can do both."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from pikabruce:
         Can the Giovanni trainer card still be used if Aerodactyl is in play?
master_trainer_mike says, "While you could play the card, it would not do you any good. Aerodactyl would still prevent the evolutions form occuring (i.e. playing cards from your hand)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from scrye_fung:
         A Buzzaped Electrode is put into the discard pile (say after Charizard was KO'd). Would the Buzzaped Electrode revert back to being Electrode or stay as an Energy card in the discard pile?
master_trainer_mike says, "Minty Fresh!"
master_trainer_pat says, "it would revert back to Electrode..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Minty Fresh by the way!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from articuno21:
         I got my Trivia prize and I wanted to say thanks for the bonus promos!
master_trainer_pat says, "You're welcome."
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from pikabruce:
         If Brock's Ninetales has a non-Brock evolution card attached, can Brock's Protection be attached (and prevent energy removal)?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from chrisbo:
         If I have two Sabrina's Alakazam's out, and if I used MegaBurn last turn, can I retreat the active one, bring out the second one, and use the second one's MegaBurn?
master_trainer_pat says, "You won't be able to use an attack named Mega Burn during your next turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "No way Jose!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from articuno21:
         Are you getting a Playstation 2? I stayed till midnight for 4 hours at Walmart last night for mine!
master_trainer_mike says, "Got one in my car baby!!!! MINTY FRESH!!!!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Some guys took the day off and stuff...not us."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from chrisbo:
         If I use Poliwhirl's Amnesia against an active Sabrina's Alakazam with "Psylink" pokemon power, can I choose to prevent S's Alakazam from using one of the benched Psy pokemon's attacks or does it have to Amnesia the MegaBurn attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, good question..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Good question sparky!! We actually had to think about that one for a sec!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Minty Fresh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you could do that as Psylink says it always has copies of those attacks."
master_trainer_pat says, "MMMMMMMinty..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from pikabruce:
         Suppose Koga's Beedrill is paralyzed. You play a Devolution Spray, discard the Koga's Beedrill, which makes Koga's Kakuna active. Can you use Koga's Kakuna's Pokemon Power to evolve back into Koga's Beedrill on that same turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, Koga's Kakuna's Pokemon Power breaks the evolution rules as it is."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from turbocharizard:
         If I have a Ditto out against a Heroes Sabrina's Abra and I have a fireenergy on Ditto and I use Energy Loop, do I put the energy back in my hand? (The fire is still a fire card, but counts as psychic energy?)
master_trainer_pat says, "You would have to, because S. Abra's attack requires it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #11 from articuno21:
         What's with you and "Minty Fresh"??
master_trainer_mike says, "Would you rather we said "filled with donuty goodness"? It's a bit more of a mouthful."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #12 from master_elekid:
         If you have a defender attached to the Defending, and you do Life Drainand it works, do you have 30 damage left instead of 10?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because Life Drain moves damage counters and Defender doesn't stop that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from tyais:
         Any new promos you can tell us about?
master_trainer_mike says, "Mentioned the Vending card Pikachu coming in the Pokemon 2000 movie in the announcemenst."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from pikabruce:
         If Ditto is opposite Brock's Ninetales with Wigglytuff attached, can Ditto Metronome "Do the Wave" or only "Will-o'-the-Wisp"?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from thundrchld:
         if a clefable uses metronome and it copys TR Zapdos' electroburn does it take any damage if it has 0 lightning energies on it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right-o"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from pokemon_freak:
         any new promos
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee ehe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from pokemon_freak:
         what are u going to do about the white stars on dark pokemon
master_trainer_mike says, "They have starts on thars................"
master_trainer_mike says, "err. stars I meant"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr suess rolled in his grave"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from pikabruce:
         If Brock's Ninetales has Brock's Protection attached, and then a non-Brock evolution card is attached, is energy removal still prevented?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, as long as you do this in the order you mentioned."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from articuno21:
         Do the Lightning energy cards required for TR Zapdos's attack count toward the self damage? I haven't read the card yet...
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from pokemon_freak:
         why no card with gold and silver walkthrough
master_trainer_mike says, "que?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from pokemon_freak:
         why no card with gs
master_trainer_pat says, "No Gold/Silver cards to give out, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from iamimakuni:
         minty fresh is cool.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah baby!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Cool and Minty"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from magmar2000:
         Hey, since it's so close to Halloween, shouldn't that be "Garlic Fresh"? ;-) Gotta watch out for vampires.
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!\"
master_trainer_pat says, "Garlic Gum??"
master_trainer_mike says, "(just wanted you to feel you were funny :) )."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from tyais:
         For refrences sake, can the Compendium provided by Team Compendium at http://pokegym.thedojo.com/compendium be used for DCI Sanctioned tournaments as arefrence guide?
master_trainer_mike says, "No shameless self promotion there!"
master_trainer_mike says, "The rulings that have been gathered from our chats are DCI official, so yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from ikendall:
         On a scale of "not so minty" to "VERY minty!", how minty fresh is the news on Neo?!

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from iamimakuni:
         any new info on neo
master_trainer_mike says, "Truly minty :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "We will be doing a NEO based set within the next few months..."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from soslowpoke:
         will you make the Murkrow promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say about Neo cards yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from iamimakuni:
         can it be weedle in the hat instead of cat in the hat?
master_trainer_mike says, ">"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from thamaster:
         yo thanx for the prizes 4 that pokemon trivia they were cool , when do u think there will be another?
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome!!! Check the chat calender for upcoming events.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from chrisbo:
         When will WotC actually begin taking reservations for the East Coast STS? And what is the telephone number?
master_trainer_pat says, "next Monday....1(800)324-6496"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from dragoonmaster:
         what is the perpose of the card charity????
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, you can reduce damage to 20 or less so you canhit a pesky Mr. Mime, that's about it."
master_trainer_mike says, "not so very minty fresh is it?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I use my extra Charity cards as drink coasters"
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, we can't answer Neo questions yet, and please do not shorten the word japanese, as it is seen as offensive by some."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from pipipi:
         If you evolve, is the smokescreen effect removed>
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from articuno21:
         What are you gonna be for Halloween, anyway? Weedles?
master_trainer_mike says, "I am going to a CXthulhu themed party as a "mostly undead.""
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat will be dressed up as me :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "his hero!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "I wanna be an undead cowboy...but I'll be busy moving. :("
master_trainer_mike says, "he types so slow!"
master_trainer_mike says, "slow"
master_trainer_mike says, "slow"
master_trainer_mike says, "slow"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee he"
master_trainer_mike says, "minty"
master_trainer_mike says, "anyway...."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're having lots of fun deleting all the NEO questions, please don't ask them."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll tell you more when we can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from a0030war:
         on blanies charzarid when you discard fire energy does it count for twofire energys
master_trainer_mike says, "No they don't."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from pikabruce:
         Are you saying that if Ditto or Clefable is opposite a Brock's Ninetales with an evolution attached, then Ditto or Clefable can do the attacks of either Brock's Ninetales or the evolution?
master_trainer_mike says, "No they could only use the attacks of the attached card on the Brock's Ninetails."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from a0030war:
         whats the next card set that are coming out with
master_trainer_mike says, "A Neo set, no more info yet though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #46 from turbocharizard:
         Are you going to make 9-card promo sets with Neo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from mattenno:
         How come you made so many gym cards that no one will ever buy
master_trainer_mike says, "Just cuz you didn't by them, doesn't mean others didn't."
master_trainer_pat says, "...OK."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from thamaster:
         i was lookin through my cards 2 day and lookin at some the funny names of the artists ((lol)) when i saw the promo # 12 mew2 and it seemed to have a normal name for the artist, Christopher Rush, am i to think you guys did your own artwork for this??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we did."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from tyais:
         East STS seems to be shaping up nicely. Assuming you will be there, will you and MT Mike, MT Pat, and Dark MT Mike be open for gunslinging? As well, when can we expect an all out Maple Bar Mud Pit, Pokemon Deathmatch between the MTs and Dark MT on PPV?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, I for one have no desire to mud wrestle with DMT Mike or Pat. (though there is nothing wrong with that)."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for gunslinging, it will depend on how busy we end up, hope we have time to play some games with you guys though."
master_trainer_pat says, "We just don't know what we'll be doing there quite yet. Judging, playing for sure, but how much?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from pipipi:
         I have a Sabrina's Alakazam (3 dmg counters) active and a benched Rocket's Mewtwo, (6 dmg counters), and my opponent has an active Blaine's Growlithe (2 dmg counters). I decide to use Juxtapose(there is one psy. on S. Alakazam), utilizing Psylink. The flip is heads. Does the B's Growlithe switch damage counters with the Alakazam, or with the Mewtwo?
master_trainer_mike says, "With the Sabrina's Alakazam."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from pipipi:
         What were the announcements? I missed them.....
master_trainer_pat says, "Be here at 4 pm"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from thamaster:
         how many english or japanise promos out NOW and where do u recomend gettin the older ones?
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, far too many to listhere. Check out mag's like Pojo, Top Deck, Inquest, Scrye, that sort of thing, or good fan sites like Pokegym, Pojo, or Pokeschool for more info."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from ikendall:
         Last Trivia contest Q, honestly! What was all that NON-Oou-Of-Print stuff about when choosing our prizes, cause what we asked for was ignored!
master_trainer_mike says, "You were sent what I was told you had asked for. There might have been miscommunication (shhhhh, don;t tell anyone!)."
master_trainer_mike says, "But free stuff is free stuff, right??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from dragoonmaster:
         when is the next tour going to be??

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from pokemon_freak:
         when we getting bday pikachu
master_trainer_mike says, "No info yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "The B-Day Pikachu give-a-way starts Dec. 1st"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from articuno21:
         What's the mintiest thing you can think of?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ever try a stinger? Like drinking toothpaste......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from meowth52:
         Will Blaine's Charizard and Rocket's Minefield be corrected? If not, why?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not for their English versions"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ther've been printed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from turbocharizard:
         Are you guys even considering vending sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Maaybe someday."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from articuno21:
         Where do Baby Pokemon come from?
master_trainer_mike says, "from under cabbage leaves I think."
master_trainer_pat says, "Test tubes?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from a0030war:
         when are you going to have another sts after the east coast one
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing to announce yet, still in planning stages."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from tyais:
         My Brock's Ninetails evolves into Muk. What the heck happens now.
master_trainer_pat says, "First of all, B. Ninetales doesn't evolve into Muk."
master_trainer_pat says, "Then discard the Muk and B. NInetales returns to normal. Muk-B-Gone"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from mew365:
         for the second season of pokemon league will we have badges from johto or will we have the regular 8....
master_trainer_pat says, "It will be NEO based I believe."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from thamaster:
         How come u said that Dark Riachu was an "America Only" card although itis in the NEO 2 set in japan?!?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was! Then they made it later!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from tyais:
         Ignore my stupid question about Brock's Ninetails evolving to Muk....
master_trainer_pat says, "Too late."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from pokemonleaguemaster:
         how come there is only 60 cards in a deck? how come we can't have any amount of cards in our deck like magic: the gathering?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuz ice cream has no bones."
master_trainer_mike says, "geez."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from dragoonmaster:
         Where can i get a PROMO Jiggypuff????
master_trainer_mike says, "Can earn them on the Mall Tour."
master_trainer_pat says, "or trade for one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from paokkk:
         What would is the set after Gyms?
master_trainer_pat says, "some NEO stuff or something like that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from pikabruce:
         In past weeks you stated that Ditto opposite Brock's 9tales with an evowould be just Brock's 9tales, and that Ditto could attach its own evo card. Today you say Ditto could use the attacks of the card attached to Brock's 9tales . Clarify.
master_trainer_mike says, "I don't recall ever saying that! It says on Brock'sNinetails, TREAT it as that Pokemon (i.e. the attached card). Ditto would copythat Pokemon (though if it was discarded, then of course Ditto would become Brock's Ninetails.)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Because of the wording on B.9tales, the Ditto would still have the Shapeshift P-mon Power"
master_trainer_mike says, "These are headache cards and we will definately votethem off the island if we could!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from paokkk:
         Promo news?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait for the announcements."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from mew365:
         when is the east coast tournament comin to south florida
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be in its only stop in Florida this weekend. Check our website for details."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from magmar2000:
         How are you guys doing in your GS games?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ya know, I haven't had ANY time to play it since last week, stupid social life!!! And darn work and sleep and stuff cutting into mygame time!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not that far into it either, too many games to play!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from paokkk:
         Do you know what the next Nintendo Power promo card is going to be or what month is going to be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope we don't."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from master_elekid:
         How coome the badges won't be from the Orange League?
master_trainer_pat says, "don't know..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from magmar2000:
         So Mike, you have a PS2 in your car huh? ::thinks about driving up to Renton:: Joking. ;-) I'm gonna wait for a price drop, until then, I'll use my friend's PS2. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Have you seen the crazy prices people are paying on Ebay?? $1500 for one!!! Geez!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from thamaster:
         RE: #64 oh yeah, what ever! i beive you *cough cough*
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez dude, we made the card. They then decided thatwe couldn't have an exclusive, so there! They own the game aftter all!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from thamaster:
         any way how many english promos are there right now?
master_trainer_mike says, "25-35 or so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from thamaster:
         and how many r drawn in america ??
master_trainer_mike says, "uno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from soslowpoke:
         what do you mean by neo stuff? Wouldn't the neo sets contain the same cards as the japanese ones did? Or will you make neo accsessories like deck boxesand binders?
master_trainer_mike says, "No sprechten."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from pokemon_freak:
         why didnt the people get cards in the gs game or in the gs game pg likethe tcg game
master_trainer_mike says, "Because Nintendo didn't ask."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from soslowpoke:
         Mike- you better go out and check your car- I think they're towing it away
master_trainer_mike says, "YOU wish!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey Mike gimme your key I'll go check ;)"
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmmmmmmmmmmm.,"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO WAY!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from zapdos1:
         What were today's announcements?
master_trainer_mike says, "At 4 pm my friends."
master_trainer_pat says, "I forgot already."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from paokkk:
         Plan for any of the super hard to get japanese promo card like the trophy Pikachu's and Pikachu Illustrator?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from lugia_2001:
         any news on neo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just what we've told you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from soslowpoke:
         Do you like Murkrow? I'm using him right now and he rocks!
master_trainer_mike says, "Haven't met him personally......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from pokemon_freak:
         Why you always give smart answers
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuz you'd get mad if they wqere stupid ones???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from pikabruce:
         Mike, will there be a Weedle on the T-Shirts given at the East Coast STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, great idea!!! But they only let me out of theboix at chat time anymore. Not sure they'll listen."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from lugia_2001:
         i didnt hear what you said about neo
master_trainer_pat says, "Hang around til 4pm my friend"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from articuno21:
         Gee, Mike, do you have any security in your car? They had to escort people back to their car at Babbages. Rig up an auto-gun or something.
master_trainer_mike says, "Really?? I did used to be a pretty good car wars player back in the dfay......(hmmmmm)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from thundrchld:
         know of anywhere online i can try to trade for Team Rocket Zapdos' ? i need 2
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from thundrchld:
         What are teh prizes given out at the STS and whats the lowest rank you'd have to be to get something...the top 3 get stuff or what?
master_trainer_mike says, "We don't know the specific prizes but there was stuff given to the top 32 finishers at the West Coast sts."
master_trainer_mike says, "(in each age group)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from zapdos1:
         Any Chance we might be see Neo at the STS? Like a Display
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably no chance whatsoever, probably"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from master_elekid:
         How old are you?
master_trainer_mike says, "For a Master Trainer, just right."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from lugia_2001:
         if rocket's minefield is out, and i bring out a pokemon, and the coin is tails and it gets knocked out, does my opponent draw a prize?? (even though its on the bench)?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is no way that scenario would work my friend.No Pokemon only has 20 HP (Myst Fossil and Clefairy Doll do not give the other player prize cards)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #101 from calathon:
         Ditto against Brock's Ninetales that has a Blastoise attached to it: Ditto would be Transformed into B's Ninetales, not the Blastoise, correct?
darkmt_mike says, "What if it was a Maple Bar Pokemon?"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will check with R&D BUT I'm poretty sure that theDitto would be a Blastoise, period."
master_trainer_mike says, "It could NOT be a Blaines Ninetails that is treated as a Blastoise because there would NOT be a Blastoise card on the Ditto as Ninetails to be able to discard like the Shapeeshift power states."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, since Shapeshift says to Treat the Bibetails as the attached card, Ditto would copy the attached Pokemon card, period."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from kangabanga:
         If I Swords Dance with my Scyther and my opponet reatreats his active Pokemon the next turn would I still be able to do 60 damage on my next turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "(bad spelling)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from pokemon_freak:
         are u givng any free cards away(when i say you i mean woc) like in videos, cds, or books
master_trainer_mike says, "There is an upcoming promo we will mention at 4 pm."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #105 from paokkk:
         Any plan for Southern Islands promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "None yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from lugia_2001:
         what do u mean? the card says "put damage couters on the defending pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "Are you talking about the defender question? Dfender, Pluspower, etc affect combat damage, NOT damage counters."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #108 from calathon:
         For Nidoqueen's Boyfriend Attack, would a Giovanni's Nidoking on the bench add 20 to the Damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from thundrchld:
         sooooo what do you all look like besides pat(ya know if i see ya at thests)
master_trainer_mike says, "There are some pictures of us on the Space weedle web site."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from ikendall:
         what's the mintiest fresh mint on this minty fresh mint of a planet?!?!...hhhmmmmm.... mint.....
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmm, contagious."
master_trainer_mike says, "sminty?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from paokkk:
         Any plan for early neo promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing we can say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from soslowpoke:
         what will you trade for a Dunkin Donuts franchise?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ya know, I've moved on, evolved so to speak, talk tome when you get a Doublemint gum franchise."
darkmt_mike says, "Pat and Mike?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from pikabruce:
         You say that Ditto opposite Brock's 9tales with an evolution would be like the evolution. Since the evolution on Brock's 9tales cannot use its PokemonPower, can Ditto use the Pokemon Power?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will have to ask R&D all these Ditto/Ninetails questions (though they always bang their heads on the table when we say the word "Ditto")."
master_trainer_mike says, "My guess is that Ditto would NOT be able to use those powers as the attached card on Ninetails is NOT allowed to use them BUT wait until we get an official answer (and they bang their heads)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from soslowpoke:
         If Ditto copies Brock's Ninetales and uses disguise, and your opoonent retreats, what becomes of Ditto?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry guys, no more Ditto/Ninetails questions until we get official answers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from turbocharizard:
         Why don't you sell damage counters and coins separate from theme decks?I think damage counters would sell good!
master_trainer_mike says, "You can get those glass counters at pet stores (darncheap too)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from mew365:
         you surprised us once by putting in dark raichu in tr will you do the same for neo like a celebi?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not that we know of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from soslowpoke:
         What's the point of Lt.Surge's Secret Plan?
master_trainer_mike says, "You could use it to hide a benched Pokemon while youbuild it up, or try to bluff with it. Maybe the other player WON'T go all out to Knock out your Active Pokemon if he thinks you have another on the bench (even though you could put an eenergy card there with the Secret Plan if need be). Not a very useful card imho."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from paokkk:
         Why so much Pikachu promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "He is the best known Pokemon world round."
master_trainer_pat says, "He's pretty popular"
master_trainer_mike says, "Tell him what Pikachu stuff we saw in Hong Kong Pat."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #120 from thamaster:
         is there a promo in the P2K movie sountrack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Pikachu Toilet Paper dispensers!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, the promo will be the vending Pikachu."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from master_elekid:
         Is DarkMT_Mike really drak?
master_trainer_mike says, "Drak????"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but he's kinda dark."
master_trainer_mike says, "Like from the old Drac Pack?"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #123 from master_elekid:
         My FLAAFFY just evolved!!
master_trainer_pat says, "Gee, that sounds kinda personal..."
master_trainer_pat smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, minty flaafy goodness..............."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from thundrchld:
         whats the sapce weedle's website
master_trainer_mike says, "http://home.earthlink.net/~seawolven"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from paokkk:
         Who is your farivorte female pop artist?
master_trainer_mike says, "Tori Amos but I like TLC too."
master_trainer_pat says, "Blech!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from soslowpoke:
         Double Mint? That can be arranged.......
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, I dare ya!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from a0030war:
         when i use swords dance and they use gust and i bring scyther out does it still do 60 damage
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from articuno21:
         I've just aquired a Doublemint Gum franchise. What can I get for it?
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, perpetual minty fresh breath??"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #128 from mew365:
         how mant minutes till 4?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right now....."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi friends, MT Mike and Pat here again with your MINTY FRESH announcements!"
master_trainer_mike says, "First, as some of you may have heard, we will be releasing a Neo based TCG expansion within the next few months. We have no releasedates, composition, or any other information for you at this time though."
master_trainer_mike says, "Second, I can tell you about a new upcoming promo card. Pikachu promo #27 (which is from the Japanese Vending card set) will be coming out with the Pokemon 2000 DVD and video release. This card was last released in Italian in the Sydney World Pikachu Collection."
master_trainer_mike says, "Third, make sure to stop by the Florida Mall Tour stop this weekend to challenge Dark Master Trainer Mike and his Evaporate deck. He'll be glad to try and give you game."
master_trainer_mike says, "Fourth, MINTY FRESH!!!! (yup still this week's buzzterm)."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "And last, Wizards of the Coast Game Support will start taking phone reservations for the East Coast STS's main tournament. If you have not earned an invitation through a qualifying event, you can still participate if you have earned 5 or more League badges. If you are 17 or under in age, you must have a parent call to make a reservation for you (due to legal issues ofgathering information from minors). Slots will fill up fast so be sure to callto hold yourself a spot!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #129 from paokkk:
         Any more promo trainers on the way?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing we've seen."
master_trainer_mike says, "BTW, we do DMT Mike here with us, say Hi Dark MasterTrainer Mike!"
master_trainer_mike says, "oops, looks like he left, ah well........."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from articuno21:
         G/S was too easy. I beat it in 20 hours.
master_trainer_pat says, "OK."
master_trainer_mike says, "Most of us have to sleep and eat and there is that whole hygene thing, but you rock!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from calathon:
         The reason I think Ditto would be B's Ninetails is because Ditto says copy the card of the active pokemon and the Blastiose is just "attached" to the Active, it's not the active itself. - PokePop
master_trainer_mike says, "Gang, we do not have any official snwers on this one, except that I hate Ditto!!! Wait til next week."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ditt--I mean , yeah."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from kangabanga:
         If I put a PlusPower on my Pokemon and evolve do I discard the PlusPower?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from soslowpoke:
         Can you damage Swap damge to a card face down for Surge's Secret plan?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you could but you would have to reveal the card."
master_trainer_pat says, "Thus, no damage swap would take place if it wasn't a Basic P-mon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from articuno21:
         Why is everybody typo-ing tonite?
master_trainer_mike says, "Too tired, got up early to get my PS2."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from thamaster:
         what happened to those announcements?? u r 5 mins late!
master_trainer_pat says, "What happened to your question you're 10 min. late?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from soslowpoke:
         How about this- Minty Fresh Mapel Bars!(the perfect industrial merge)
master_trainer_mike says, ""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from sd_pokemom:
         What if anything can you tell us about year 2 of Pokemon League, now that Victory Road is now finished (and our store NEVER got the VR materials!)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Every store was sent the VR materials. If your league location was part of a chain, then it was that chaon's decision to not send them to your store."
master_trainer_mike says, "With that said, year 2 will follow a Neo style. No more details than that at this time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from thamaster:
         so u have got NEO then? so do u have imaku then??
master_trainer_pat says, "NEO, yes. Imaku, no."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from paokkk:
         Any plan for a new holo pattern?
master_trainer_pat says, "none"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from zanytrainer:
         are the books for the League going to be of any use after the new league has started??
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, there will be new books for you to get."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from paokkk:
         Any plan for super hard to get promos that are like only 10 are made?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from njdevil18:
         Why were the silver diamond chansey and the white star dodou left out of the gym sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "They didn't fit into the product overall ambiance."
master_trainer_pat says, "Also, dodou has a confusing power according to R&D."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from calathon:
         Is it true that the mt in darkmt_mike stands for mint? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "We'll ask him :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from lugia_2001:
         have u heard of PS3?
master_trainer_mike says, "who cares???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from zanytrainer:
         does victory road continue until the store stops it.. or is there an official stopping date?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was supposed to last 6 weeks like every other season."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from zanytrainer:
         will you need the books for verification of badge status for next yearstournaments, or will the new tournaments use the new books/badges..?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #149 from njdevil18:
         Are the chansey and dodou ever gonna be released? silver diamond and white star
master_trainer_pat says, "I really doubt it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from a0030war:
         what happens when you fill your victory road book
master_trainer_mike says, "You are done!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from sd_pokemom:
         So with the new league the old books, badges, tm's. etc. will all be obsolete? New stampers, books, Gym Leader shirts etc.?
master_trainer_mike says, "Save them as collectibles guys. All new stuff coming up!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from paokkk:
         Are there going to be more Gym promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not that we know of."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #152 from zanytrainer:
         so after victory road ends, does the league stop? or does can the storecontinue until the end of the year?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's up to the location, though we won't be sendingout any more materials until year 2"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from lugia_2001:
         was the E3 Red Cheek Pikachu made on purpose or was it a mistake?
master_trainer_mike says, "that was a printing error, a darn rare card to get."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, nomore questions????"
master_trainer_mike says, "What shall I sing to you this week????"
master_trainer_pat says, "NNNNOOOOO"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from feralshade:
         any new info. on the status of the neo negotiatons?creepy tells you, "do u want to play a magic chatty game, if u do plz tell me and come to taproom"
master_trainer_mike says, "We have announced that we will be releasing a Neo-based TCG expansion within the next few months."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from paokkk:
         Why is the Prerelease promo always a holo and a evolve Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from soslowpoke:
         is the release date at PokeGym true?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is no release date."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from zanytrainer:
         does the minefield damage equal 2??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it does."
master_trainer_pat says, "YUP"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from a0030war:
         how much does the red cheek pikachu worth
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno check out mags like Top Deck, Inquest, Pojo, etc."
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from soslowpoke:
         what does 'Neo based" mean?
master_trainer_mike says, "It won't be the same as your mother's Neo sets. :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's around about way of saying...IT"S NEO"
master_trainer_mike says, "or your japanese friends for that matter."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #162 from lugia_2001:
         have you heard of a mistaken Fossil Magmar cause i have one and it is weird!!
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #163 from zanytrainer:
         was there a prerelease card for the second gym set?? if so, what was it??
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from calathon:
         Do you know what foil pattern will be used on the new Neo set?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno but I will make sure it smells minty fesh (Patget on that would you?)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Promptly forgotton I assure you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #166 from wizo_pikapi:
         are there any new projects like the space weedle coming up?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe the Leaning Tower of Pika if we have enough time"
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike was raving about an Experience MEw Project or something...I think I talked him out of it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #167 from njdevil18:
         Were there prelreleases for Heroes or Challenge? If so what were they?
master_trainer_pat says, "Heroes was Misty's Seadra. There wasn't one for Challenge."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from feralshade:
         will the "Neo-based TCG expansion" be released prior to Christmas?
master_trainer_mike says, "we have no idea.................."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from sd_pokemom:
         Will individual stores that are part of a chain be able to request League 2 materials on their own if their Chain has decided to no longer support the League? Our League locationis part of a chain which has decided to no longer doLeague, but our ind
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but we don't know, they would have to talk with their District Managers on that one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #173 from dooglas:
         Does a poisoned pokemon continue to take poison damage after going to the bench?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, benching removes Poison."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from articuno21:
         DOn't change the NEO set!! We all love it how it is!
master_trainer_mike says, "Even if it is made minty fresh??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from paokkk:
         How about a basic Pokemon for the next Prerelease card?
master_trainer_mike says, "YTeah! How about that?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #176 from feralshade:
         what's the next promo to be released and where can I look for it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Vending Pikachu in the P-mon 2k video and DVD."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from soslowpoke:
         So will the first neo set be like the first one in japanese?>
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from paokkk:
         I heard of the "W" stamp Dark Charmeleon. Where can I find one?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was never released here in te Staes. I've heard its available in a Kraft promotion in Australia though (no lie)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from thundrchld:
         the space weedle website.. the one where it says mmm M-A-P-L-E bar is that MTM????
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, I was wearing the white MLB shirt."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from magmar2000:
         RE to Q#166, how about a "Pidgeotto Feild" that looks like Safeco Feild. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "uymmmm, thats not a good pun though, we only do punshere."
master_trainer_mike says, "(or I only do anyway)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't give him any ideas Magmar 2k..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from paokkk:
         How about a first edition base set tower?
master_trainer_mike says, "wee previous answer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from calathon:
         It won't be the same as our Japanese friend's Neo set? Are you saying that there are brand new cards or that you are releasing them in different groupslike you did with Gym?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm not saying anything else :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #183 from its_true_its_true:
         Besides the Pikachu World Collection promos and the W-stamped Brock's Vulpix, is there any news of new numbered promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just the vending Pikachu."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from paokkk:
         When will the thrid moive come out? What will be the promo there?
master_trainer_mike says, "I've heard maybe April next year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #185 from paokkk:
         Will there be four theme decks like the base set as first come out?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from feralshade:
         Do you think the pokémon campaign will lose popularity in the void between League years and between expansion sets? If not, what counter-measures has WOTC taken?
master_trainer_mike says, "Any hot property will lose some steam over time. Wewill continue to support it and encourage game play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #187 from paokkk:
         will there be any promo energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "Have not heard of any."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from zanytrainer:
         a couple months ago, in Top Deck, there was the 'how to win in one turn' question (can't remember what the column is) and it used a Misty on a non-Misty card to add the 20 point bonus. was that a misprint??
master_trainer_mike says, "That was a mistake but we didn't make that one. Thenext ones are from Pat and I."
master_trainer_pat says, "We have lots of mistakes in our future though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from its_true_its_true:
         Will the Vending Sets come out in English in the next couple of months?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #190 from feralshade:
         In a sudden death match, between Hitmonchan and Roger Clemens, who do see winning?
master_trainer_mike says, "Is there a broken bat lying nearby?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Roger Clemens scares me."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from paokkk:
         How fast is Wizards making set compare to japanese?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are playing catch-up."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'D LIKE TO BE"
master_trainer_mike says, "UNDER THE SEA"
master_trainer_mike says, "IN A TENTACRUELZES GARDEN"
master_trainer_mike says, "IN THE SAHDE"
master_trainer_mike says, "look the questions come in again :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from zanytrainer:
         is there anything after the Neo sets??
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be lots of Neo to come."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from paokkk:
         If neo comes out this year. then about four more set would come after? Am I right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from lugia_2001:
         so (pertaining to ? #191, will you eventually be ahead if the japenese?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahead?? No, its not our game!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #195 from thundrchld:
         was the round table pizza better or the dunkin donut's maple bars ?
master_trainer_mike says, "A good balance was maintained............"
master_trainer_pat says, "They go together like PB and J."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from calathon:
         Just don't sing MacArthur Park!! :o
master_trainer_mike says, "SWEET CAROLINE!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DAH DAH DAH!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee he ehe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #197 from magmar2000:
         Mike, have you though of a record? I would seriously think about it. ::evil plan: Mike makes record, and by contract can't sing at chat:: >:-D Heh heh heh
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, I'll just say some music is being looked into..............................."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from paokkk:
         When we are catch up to japanese, will wizards release set the same time as japanese?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is our eventual plan."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from feralshade:
         Do you have any errata for Year 2--as it differs from Year 1?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from zanytrainer:
         is the CD in the new boxed set the same as the trainer CD... or can youmodify the cards??
master_trainer_mike says, "It is version 2, which includes sound effects for all the Pokemon, better training, and a deck builder and collection software"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from thundrchld:
         ummmm whats a deck you've made from scratch(gotta stop teh singing)
master_trainer_mike says, "The Koga's Thread the Weedle deck!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from a0030war:
         have you guys decide about the 15 tranier cards or play two traniers cards a turn
master_trainer_mike says, "For the STS main tournament, no more than 15 trainers in your deck, and no more than 3 copies of any non-basic energy card. But ONLY for that tournament."
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo will change the game balance so we will see if anything needs to be done at that time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #204 from soslowpoke:
         DO you like Slowpoke?
master_trainer_mike says, "s'ok"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from feralshade:
         Mike, why do you find the phrase, "minty fresh", so hilarious?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuz I'm a simpleton???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from a0030war:
         how many badges in the year two
master_trainer_mike says, "8"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #208 from calathon:
         Was the change on G's Pinser on purpose, the reduction of the bonus damage from 20 to 10?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from lugia_2001:
         so when you say you have the rights for neo, are neo II and III included? (kinda a dum question)
master_trainer_mike says, "we hope to be releasing sets for sometime."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #210 from sd_pokemom:
         Is there a code for the play it cd that unllocks extra decks...if so what is it?
master_trainer_pat says, "In version 1 it was type 'fire' at the title screen.I think it still works on version 2"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from its_true_its_true:
         When does Year 2 of the Pokemon League start and will Toys R Us have it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Jan 6th and yes, they should."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #212 from paokkk:
         How big would neo be a hit when it come out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Minty fresh big!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Really big."
master_trainer_pat says, "Supa-size"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from thundrchld:
         gym challenge are the boosters given at the STS? also what hotel are you staying in in the meadowlands..maybe i can play ya for fun =)
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno and we dunno. :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #214 from sd_pokemom:
         Is there any way for those who already own the first play it cd to "upgrade" without buying the Thunderstorm box? (I mean, how many basic decks can someone have....)
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, right now that's the only way to get it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from a0030war:
         i am holding a tourment next week how do i make it sancsond tourment
master_trainer_mike says, "It is too late for that event, you need to contact us weeks beforehand. Check out our web site for details."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from magmar2000:
         Mike, have you picked up any games for your PS2?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #217 from lugia_2001:
         do u have your OWN pokemon card collection? if so, do u already have all the neo cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have about half so far."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but I only have a few Japanese NEO cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "(of the neo cards that is)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from a0030war:
         how many points to earn a badge in the year two
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be the same i think (500)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from paokkk:
         When do YOU think that wizards will hit promo number 100(in years or month)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Next week!!!! (DOH did I spill the beans??)"
master_trainer_mike says, "KIDDING!!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #220 from feralshade:
         this has probably been answered a million times already, but how many cards does the Space Weedle contain?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know but we received almost 1000 cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from soslowpoke:
         What are the badges/medals like in league year 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "they will be neo based."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from paokkk:
         What happes after all the set are release?
master_trainer_mike says, "when will THAT ever happen??"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #223 from wizo_arkana:
         Yes, Pat, it still works on Version 2. I have that one. :-)
master_trainer_pat says, "Kewl."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from calathon:
         Now that Neo is coming, can you say if Rainbow Energy can provide Dark and Steel? :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Nop[e :"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #226 from a0030war:
         what is your best deck and what is the name
master_trainer_mike says, "I liked the Blaines Charizard deck I played in Braintree and the Koga's Thread the Weedle deck."
master_trainer_pat says, "Right now I'm running a Blaine's deck called Krusty Pup."
master_trainer_mike says, "My best deck is still under construction and I will name it George."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from its_true_its_true:
         Will the Neo 1 promo binder be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from feralshade:
         offhand, do you know if there are any california-based events on the horizon, or are you guys going to hang out on the other coast for a while?
master_trainer_mike says, "Really don't know yet, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #229 from thundrchld:
         what happens if i see the sapce weedle and I destroy it, tearing cards,ripping the dome off, and breaking the tower part in half, what would happen tome? =)
master_trainer_pat says, "People would think you're silly."
master_trainer_mike says, "it HAS been a while since we've had a goodlynching......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from lugia_2001:
         when neo is out, how many steel energy cards can you have in your deck?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #231 from paokkk:
         Any plan for more Gb promo card like Dragonite?
master_trainer_mike says, "No Neo answers yet gang, sorry."
master_trainer_pat says, "That one was a Japanese one, I don't know of any plans for more GB promos."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #232 from paokkk:
         Any more jumbo promo on the way?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we've been told about. Everyone knows we talk too much, I guess."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #233 from a0030war:
         have you ever heard of a deck called the quik hit deck
master_trainer_mike says, "No but I do LIKE Nestle's Quik, is that the same?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Especially the strawberry bunny flavor."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from snorlax566:
         what are you going to be for holloween? if it's been asked already, sorry
master_trainer_mike says, "a mostly undead"
master_trainer_pat says, "Undead P-Chu!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DMT MIke says that Gengar is the number 19 costume for boys this year."
master_trainer_mike says, "And number 18 is a Maple Bar."
master_trainer_mike says, "not sure if we should believe him on that one......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #235 from lugia_2001:
         do u think that Koga's Ditto is a good card?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #236 from feralshade:
         WOTC seems to be releasing sets at a faster rate than their Japanese counterpart. Do you anticipate that, when we catch up, WOTC will release sets that aren't based on translations?
master_trainer_mike says, "We do not have the rights to do that, we hope to catch up and be able to do simulatnaeous releases in the future."
master_trainer_pat says, "That would cause a disruption in the space-time continuum(or whatever."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #237 from a0030war:
         how many times have you lost
master_trainer_mike says, "what, my mind???? just this morning.................."
master_trainer_pat says, "Many. I good trainer must lose many times on the road to greatness."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #238 from snorlax566:
         Have you played gold or silver?
master_trainer_mike says, "playing silver here"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yabba Dabba. Gold here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from its_true_its_true:
         What's your favorite Neo Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Too early to tell but Feraligatr is pretty darn cool."
master_trainer_mike says, "And so is Sneasel."
master_trainer_pat says, "I have seen that promo Scyther evolution. That's verycool."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from snorlax566:
         Are you planning to do a Pokemon wassssap video?
master_trainer_mike says, "that joke has been done to death"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, ""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #241 from feralshade:
         Maple Bars really aren't that detestable (once you take the glaze off)
master_trainer_mike says, "then it wouldn't be Maple now would it????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from snorlax566:
         So you're playing silver as your typing?
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmm, no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #243 from articuno21:
         GALZED DONUTS ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "galzed?? like galzed stones?? hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #244 from feralshade:
         Does Imakuni ever tour the american Leagues?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "SUGAR"
master_trainer_mike says, "na na na na na naaaa"
master_trainer_mike says, "OH HONEY HONEY"
master_trainer_mike says, "na na na na na naaaaaaa"
master_trainer_mike says, "YOU ARE MY CANDY GIRL!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND YOU GOT ME WATVHING YOU!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(the archies)"
master_trainer_pat says, "19.99 from Ronco of course"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from snorlax566:
         who's your role models
master_trainer_mike says, "I've always wanted to be a Paladin myself."
master_trainer_mike says, "Had to settle for a jester :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Chachi"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from articuno21:
         Whay sis your favorite launch title for the PS2?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno, bought mine to use as a DVD player"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tekken Tag steals the show, as far as I'm concerned. (But, I'm sticking w/ Dreamcast!)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from thundrchld:
         would ya stop?
master_trainer_mike says, "what?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #248 from magmar2000:
         Mike, we got to get you some current CDs. :-D
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, am I giving my age away here?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #250 from lordjay23:
         Was the Dark Raichu an american developed card that was added to the Japanese Neoo 2 set, or a Japanese card that was allowed to be used as a promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Dark Raichu was an American developed card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #251 from lugia_2001:
         do u trade pokemon cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "seomtim shows"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #253 from snorlax566:
         Isn't Otachi (sentret.. :P) coolies?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not bad...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #254 from lugia_2001:
         is celebi going to be a card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from wizo_arkana:
         ::chuckle:: That's okay, Mike. You could always go into a rendition of Whip It! by Devo. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "I'll save that for next week (besides I do have all their albums)."
master_trainer_pat says, "Whip it good!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #257 from lugia_2001:
         pat, where could we trade?
master_trainer_pat says, "STS. or my local favorite Game Wizard in Ballard,WA!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #258 from its_true_its_true:
         Are you tired of people asking questions about Neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "figure we will be soon enough"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #260 from snorlax566:
         how far are you in silver?
master_trainer_mike says, "only about 7 hours, on second badge I think."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #261 from calathon:
         Will there be a Promo given out at the STS, and if so, which one?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #262 from lugia_2001:
         how many cards are in the english neo set?
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry dunno."
master_trainer_mike says, "let me give announcements one more time."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi friends, MT Mike and Pat here again with your MINTY FRESH announcements!"
master_trainer_mike says, "First, as some of you may have heard, we will be releasing a Neo based TCG expansion within the next few months. We have no releasedates, composition, or any other information for you at this time though."
master_trainer_mike says, "Second, I can tell you about a new upcoming promo card. Pikachu promo #27 (which is from the Japanese Vending card set) will be coming out with the Pokemon 2000 DVD and video release. This card was last released in Italian in the Sydney World Pikachu Collection."
master_trainer_mike says, "Third, make sure to stop by the Florida Mall Tour stop this weekend to challenge Dark Master Trainer Mike and his Evaporate deck. He'll be glad to try and give you game."
master_trainer_mike says, "Fourth, MINTY FRESH!!!! (yup still this week's buzzterm)."
master_trainer_mike says, "And last, Wizards of the Coast Game Support will start taking phone reservations for the East Coast STS's main tournament. If you have not earned an invitation through a qualifying event, you can still participate if you have earned 5 or more League badges. If you are 17 or under in age, you must have a parent call to make a reservation for you (due to legal issues ofgathering information from minors). Slots will fill up fast so be sure to callto hold yourself a spot!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #264 from lugia_2001:
         have u seen the Neo II Scyther? it is sooo cool
master_trainer_mike says, "no not yet but I imagine it is."
master_trainer_pat says, "Private to Magmar 2k. Ha Ha.."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #266 from calathon:
         For the record: Ditto rules! ;-)
master_trainer_pat says, "That Neo Syther is pretty tough."
master_trainer_mike says, "which record??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #267 from lugia_2001:
         is there going to be a Central STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "To Calathon: Ditto is rules. and Rules. and rules and more rules...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from thundrchld:
         how many seats are in this STS again?
master_trainer_mike says, "the main event can handle up to 1600."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #269 from scrye_fung:
         So what is the _real_ reason why you decided to announce the signing ofthe Neo contract on Pokegym (http://pokegym.thedojo.com) on Tuesday via DMTM's UBB message?
master_trainer_mike says, "we never announced signing any contracts, just that we will be releasing neo based tcg expansions in the next few months, lots of disinformation out there, we wanted to clear the air."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, so no new questions so we are outta here. Have to go write for Top Deck anyway."
master_trainer_pat says, "When can we crack into that PS2 Mike??"
master_trainer_mike says, "Stop and See Darm MT Mike in Florida and we will be seeing you at the movies!"
master_trainer_pat says, "By gang, we'll see ya next week."
master_trainer_mike says, "(oops wrong ending)......"