Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, November 02, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


master_trainer_pat says, "Hey Poke-fiends and freinds! We have some interesting anouncements for you this week about some new cards on the way and some rulingclarifications from last week."
master_trainer_pat says, "Realize that many Bothans died in order to get us this information."
master_trainer_pat says, "Alright! Here's the deal with Ditto and Brock's Ninetails: When Ditto is opposite B. Ninetails and B. Ninetails has a Pokemon attached to it(that it has Shapeshifted into) Ditto _only_ copies the B. Ninetails, _not_ the Pokemon that it has Shapeshifted into."
master_trainer_pat says, "If Ditto uses the Shapeshift P-mon Power to attach a Pokemon to it, and then Ditto's P-mon Power is turned off some how, the card that is attached to Ditto stays right where it is and doesn't have any further affect on the game unless that Ditto manages to copy B. Ninetails again."
master_trainer_pat says, "Also regarding Ditto(no surprise there!): If Ditto is copying a Brock's card and Brock's Protection is attached to Ditto during thistime, the Brock's Protection card will not go away if Ditto becomes a copy of anon-Brock P-mon."
master_trainer_pat says, "Whew! That's it for now...Mike do you have anything?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Some NEO info!"
master_trainer_pat says, "YEs!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Many more Bothans died to get us this info too!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sigh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Some info on the first upcoming Pokemon Neo expansion. It will be called Neo:Genesis. It will contain over 60 all new Pokemon, including the Baby Pokemon. 2 new energy types (along with some Pokemon) called Darkness and Metal. It will be out within the next few months (no specific dates yet)."
master_trainer_mike says, "So let's be nice to the Bothans today shall we?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #271 from feralshade:
         what's the main difference between Ditto and Koga's Ditto?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, one is cool and one not so minty fresh after all."
master_trainer_pat says, "One is a real rules headache."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah (remember be kind to Bothans day!)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #272 from scrye_fung:
         Ciao! and Take Care!
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #273 from lugia_2001:
         what is the next "W" promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Foil stamped Brock's Vulpix with issue 13."
master_trainer_mike says, "Out soon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "By the way, you can see the Space Weedle in it!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yowzaa!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND the first game puzzle by MT Mike and MT Pat! It's a doozy."
master_trainer_pat says, "Uh huh."
master_trainer_mike says, "Many Bothans died helping us make this puzzle."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think I created a monsta!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Would you rather I go back to MINTY FRESH!?!?!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Please no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #286 from promomewtwo:
         when is pokemon neo coming out
master_trainer_mike says, "No release dates for Neo Genesis yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #292 from iamimakuni:
         yo wassup? minty fresh still cool?
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH is out! Many Bothans dying are in!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #294 from iamimakuni:
         noooooooo don't sing mike
master_trainer_pat says, "Keep the questios comin'"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #295 from scrye_fung:
         Neo: Genesis great name MTM. Where did WotC get it from?
master_trainer_mike says, "Kierin is a true Phil Collins fan, he runs around singing from the Tarzan soundtrack."
master_trainer_pat says, "In the air tonite..."
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #296 from rocketelectabuzz:
         Neo will be called neo genesis correct?Also there will be a display at the STS correct??
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #297 from marril2000:
         At the ECSTS what format will the playing field be(not decks. Swiss type?)? How long will it be and when would it start?
master_trainer_pat says, "Swiss. Check the Pokemon page on our site for more info."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #299 from chrisbo:
         Last week, you said that if Brock's Ninetales uses Shapeshift to attacha Muk, Muk's Toxic Gas power would shut down Shapeshift and cause Muk to be discarded ("Muk-B-Gone"). But Shapeshift ignores powers, so the Toxic Gas shouldn't work, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "We made a mistake. Many Bothans died for this mistake."
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct. Also, see my announcements from this week for more on Ditto/B.Ninetails."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #300 from tva_armand:
         when is UK version of pkmn gold coming out??
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno ask Nintendo?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #301 from chrisbo:
         If Ditto is up against a non-Shapeshifted B's Ninetales, can it use theP-mon Power to search for an evo card to attach to Ditto (since it's not truly evolving, I think you can). And when Ditto transforms into something else the evo is discarded, ya?
master_trainer_mike says, "BTW, for every Brock's Ninetails question we have toanswer, many Bothans will die!"
master_trainer_mike says, "please pity the poor Bothans......"
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't use the Shapeshift power to search. When Ditto copies something else the card that is attached stays right where it is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #302 from thamaster:
         howcome we do not get a fossil mew? do we have it another form ?? is itpromo #8?-
master_trainer_mike says, "Promo #8 and #9 were the Mew cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #303 from chrisbo:
         Any word from R&D yet on whether you can play a Sabrina's ESP on a Ditto copying a Sabrina's Kadabra? And if you gust up a different non-sabrina pokemon, could you still use the attached ESP when you attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can and you could still use it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #304 from rocketelectabuzz:
         a dce on ditto can be any two energys right??
master_trainer_mike says, "Any 2 basic energies right."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #305 from pipipi:
         YEEESSS!
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok"
master_trainer_pat says, "Uh huh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #306 from scrye_fung:
         What's up with the Bothan and Star Trek reference? Trying to go into STterritory or what? Perhaps Decipher????
master_trainer_mike says, "Star Trek?!?!?! Take your donuts away my friend."
master_trainer_pat says, "No cookies for you Scrye Fung!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #307 from tva_armand:
         why is new series called neo:genesis..?? it's already TM'd...
master_trainer_pat says, "Look it up in the dictionary...."
master_trainer_mike says, "To signify a new beginning, or perhaps The Next Generation???"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "Owwww"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #308 from a0030war:
         so the next neo expansion will be in english
master_trainer_pat says, "Did we say that?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Would have been Bothan but they keep dying off......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes it will be in English"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #309 from rocketelectabuzz:
         I have a gold invitation to the STS do i need to pre-register, i dont right??
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct you do not, a space is held for you as long as you mail in your paperwork"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #310 from pikabruce:
         Can you give us any information on the "new game mechanics" of the upcoming League season?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we have not been able to scrounge up any info on that yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #312 from lugia_2001:
         why did u call it genesis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because Mumbylydogface was already trademarked."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #313 from tva_armand:
         how long did it take WotC to nick Neo:genesis name from cartoon series Evangelion???
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but good idea."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #314 from pokotcg:
         what is the next promo to come out after the vending pikachu and how will it be distributed
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be the Foil Stamped Brock's Vulpix in thenext issue of Top Deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #315 from zoink300:
         has all east sts info been released? if not anything else we should know? i can't wait!
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't either!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bringing us donuts wouldn't hurt."
master_trainer_mike says, "And if you see Kierin, sing the Tarzan theme with him."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #316 from lugia_2001:
         is there going to be a Central STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans have been finalized for any new events yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #317 from rocketelectabuzz:
         why must the Bothans die?
master_trainer_pat says, "To bring us this important information!"
darkmt_mike says, "To protect the rebellion!"
master_trainer_mike says, "They are closely related to lemmings and would have pitched themselves off of the Space Weedle if we didn't stop them anyway."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #318 from thamaster:
         will the english have any more or less cards than the japanise ones andif so what?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know specifics yet, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #319 from a0030war:
         will there be a wsts and when
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmm, there was one about 5 months ago. Helloooo?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #320 from pokotcg:
         If I am using Sabrinas Alakazam and I use Sabrinas Gastly (97-1320 If iuse fade out do I return Sabrinas Alakazam or the Sabrinas Gastly to my deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Sabrina's Alakazam and all cards attached to it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #322 from articuno21:
         what's with the freakish numbers tonite? 280 at the opening
master_trainer_mike says, "We just wanted to feel like you really liked us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #323 from turbocharizard:
         Please stop saying "Many Bothans died". If you have to say something, please say "minty fresh". That was better.
master_trainer_mike says, "How about many MINTY FRESH Bothans have died???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #324 from soslowpoke:
         Any new Neo info?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's our new set."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #326 from articuno21:
         Exactly what are Bothans? Are they a race of slave people?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is a quote from Star WARS (NOT STAR TREKscrye fung!!)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #327 from sabre11:
         If my wife has a ditto and I have a Blastoise and I play a Goop Gas, does Ditto stop being a Blastoise and goes back to being a Ditto for one turn? I had to sleep on the couch last night because I beat her with this one last night. Plus the agrument
darkmt_mike says, "You may have to stay on the couch!"
master_trainer_mike says, "is it minty fresh?"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "We do not advocate Pokemon playing to resolve domestic disputes but..Yes Ditto becomes just plain old Ditto for a turn. Sorry, 'boutthe couch man."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #328 from thamaster:
         howcome u r lmost gonna have Neo:Genesis soon but we dont even have gymheroes officially yet?!?! cant u get on the phone to the english wizards and tell em to HURRY UP??
master_trainer_mike says, "The various regions are at different points in the Pokemon release schedule. We are working towards unification in then next year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #329 from soslowpoke:
         Will there be a NON HOLO ______'s Pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "The only non-holo one will be the one 9 card Pikachu World Collection."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #330 from gold_blue:
         how do you play pokemon
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmm, perahsp you should give us a call."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #331 from soslowpoke:
         WHen will the first neo set come out? Before Christmas?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're not ready to say yet, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #333 from soslowpoke:
         How will we earn B-Day PIkachu through the league in Jan.? Will there be the tracking gfrid?
master_trainer_mike says, "No details yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #334 from sabre11:
         When is WOTC starting the online contest for the Happy Birthday Pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "We've been told Dec. 1st on our website."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #335 from lugia_2001:
         any news on League Season 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean Year 2? Starts Jan 6th, will have a Neo feel to it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #337 from soslowpoke:
         ANy new promos before the end of the year?
master_trainer_pat says, "Brock's Vulpix and the Vending set Pikachu."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #340 from rocketelectabuzz:
         how long do you think it will take to ketch up with japan and be releasing sets at the same time?
master_trainer_mike says, "we are mustarding up to try and ketchup....."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee eheheehehehe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #341 from lugia_2001:
         is the Neo:Genesis set coming out before 2001?
master_trainer_pat says, "It will probably come out in 2000 or in 2001."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #344 from magmar2000:
         Can you at least tell me if Magby with be in Genesis. ;-) Gotta love Magby. Heh heh.
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say, don't want to harm any more Bothans....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #345 from pikabruce:
         Thus far, the announcements about 15-3 for the ECSTS have all been on the Internet. Will those people who qualified but aren't on the web find out about 15-3 before they arrive?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are all informed by mail as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #346 from rocketelectabuzz:
         are there any plans for any more mall tours or tournaments or such??
master_trainer_pat says, "nothing concrete yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #349 from lugia_2001:
         has the Rocket's Minefield card been corrected yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "It isn't going to be. Just play it as if it had a "2" on it for the number of counters."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #350 from a0030war:
         on the neo babies are there powers just like smoke screen if you bench your pokemon can you attack with out having to flip a coin
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not going to say...wouldn't be prudent."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #352 from scrye_fung:
         DMTM .. e-mails received. Thx. And yes, MTM I know it was a Star Wars reference. I was just testing you. BTW, for trivia's sake, what's the hardest Pokemn rules question you have answered besides Ditto?
darkmt_mike says, "Is a Maple Bar a Donut"
master_trainer_mike says, "Why is Pikachus arms so short, it must make it hard for him to clap?"
master_trainer_mike says, "This was an honest question thhat we received."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #353 from rocketelectabuzz:
         how much did the pikachu world collection cost in sydney??
master_trainer_mike says, "around $12 US."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #354 from the_pokeangel:
         how often do we have a pokťmon trivia here?
master_trainer_mike says, "Once so far, they are looking into adding more."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #355 from hi_jynx:
         If my opponent has various energies attached to his Charizard, and I play Goop Gas Attack, do they revert to their original states during my opponents next turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "Fire Burn will only change energy types until the endof that player's turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #357 from hi_jynx:
         What is the plural of Vulpix? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Vulpixies???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #358 from hi_jynx:
         Are there plans for any STSs or equivalents in the next year?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing yet."
darkmt_mike says, "Vulpi?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #359 from articuno21:
         Which movie is the Bothan quote in? I'm a big Star Wars fan
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude!!! If you are such a fan then you should KNOW THAT!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #360 from magmar2000:
         Does Wizards plan on changing the card look for NEO just like Neo in Japan? I can already see the answer to this one, "Can't Say" ;-)
master_trainer_pat says, "Magmar you're on top of it! We can't say just yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #361 from turbocharizard:
         Is there much hope for a Neo: Genesis prerelease? The Gym: Heroes one was great!
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #362 from its_true_its_true:
         What would you do if you saw a Weedle eating a Maple Bar?
master_trainer_mike says, "Put it out of its misery......"
darkmt_mike says, "Take it home!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hey!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #363 from the_pokeangel:
         how much does the promo mewtwo # 18 cost?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry we don't talk about single card values here."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #364 from lugia_2001:
         can u repeat the announcements?
master_trainer_pat says, "at 4pm PST."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #365 from pikabruce:
         If Brock's Ninetales has an evolution card attached, and the opponent uses Mew's Devolution Beam, what happens?
master_trainer_mike says, "We dunno, we will ask for you."
master_trainer_mike says, "(and another Bothan bites the dust)..........."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it would devolve B. Ninetails into B. Vulpix...we'll check to be sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #366 from marril2000:
         Which of the MT's do you think could last the longest in the Big Brother house?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think my sense of humor would get me booted out quick....."
darkmt_mike says, "Pat. Everyone likes Pat."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #369 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         Hey Pat, dont you think canadians that go to almost all the tour stops are cool.
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmm...how do I answer this diplomatically? Uh, yeahthey're really cool. Especially when they bring me donuts."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #367 from lugia_2001:
         about neo, do u acually know the info but cant tell it; or do you just not know?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's for us to know or not know and you to ask about."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #368 from its_true_its_true:
         Are there any new promos and how will they be available?
master_trainer_mike says, "Already answered again and again and again............."
master_trainer_mike says, "Vending card pikachu and foil stamped Brock's Vulpix."
master_trainer_mike says, "It's not impossible. I used to bull's-eye womp rats in my T-16 back home and they aren't much bigger than 2 meters."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #370 from marril2000:
         What time does the main event of STS start?
master_trainer_mike says, "11 am"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #371 from turbocharizard:
         Why isn't Team Rocket's Meowth in the format like Gym cards? And shouldn't it be Rocket's Meowth?
master_trainer_mike says, "THREEPIO: Help! I think I'm melting! (to Artoo) Thisis all your fault!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Because it's not part of the Gym sets."
master_trainer_mike says, "HAN: One thing's for sure. We're all going to be a lot thinner!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #375 from its_true_its_true:
         Will there be a prerelease card or tourney for Neo: Genesis?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #372 from thamaster:
         why did you make misties tentacool a rare?!?!!?
master_trainer_mike says, "Uh, uh, negative. We had a reactor leak here now. Give us a few minutes to lock it down. Large leak...very dangerous."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I believe it was one of those cards that was only released with the Japanese theme decks."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #373 from rocketelectabuzz:
         There is a new pokemon legue starrin next week in my town is this possible??(I am asking are they endorsed if they start this late, by wizards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Boring conversation anyway. (yelling down the hall) Luke! We're going to have company!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's possible, though I would find out if they are receiving support for that from us."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #376 from lucky_cal:
         I know this might seem weird, but if I had Dark Dragonair out, could I use Evolutionary Light, then evolve it to Dark Dragonite, use Summon Minions, and then use Devolution Spray on it, can I use Evolutionary Light agai
master_trainer_pat says, "No you can't."
master_trainer_mike says, "Aren't you a little short to be a stormtrooper?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #378 from lugia_2001:
         is there ANY way I can get my hands on the "W" stamp Dark Charmeleon????
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's pretty tough from what I understand. We don'thave them here. I think you can only get it in Australia."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #380 from lugia_2001:
         did you ever notice that on Team Rocket's Meowth, the blocks or pieces that are around the picture are pokemon? isn't that cool!
master_trainer_mike says, "No I didn't, thanks for pointing that out!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That is cool."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #379 from its_true_its_true:
         What set will the packs be at the STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "All different sets."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #381 from marril2000:
         Do you have a favoret card from the NEO yet? Also how many pack desighns are there going to be?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #382 from turbocharizard:
         RE: 371 Why is Sabrina's Abra promo in Gym format?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sabrina's Abra came out after the Gym sets were in wide circulation. Team Rocket's Meowth came out before those sets were widely available(at least they were shipped to retailers before they were)"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will pass your suggestion along Scrye Fung."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #384 from articuno21:
         MTM, are eating too much of your haloween candy
master_trainer_pat says, "R&D keeps takin' it!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I didn't get enough!! Kierin keeps taking it singing "I can eat your candy from my hand tonight!""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #385 from scrye_fung:
         OK, I've found out why the Star Wars references and this is why it's ringing a bell in my head. WotC is heading up a Star Wars RPG event @ Planet Hollywood in Seattle and everyone at WotC is hyped about it! Correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "(genesis refernce again)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah yeah that's it!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "You've been rubbing two sticks together again haven'tyou?"
master_trainer_mike says, "then there was light!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #387 from lugia_2001:
         will the whole 9-card pikachu set eventually be translated in english?
master_trainer_pat says, "The searate cards will be, but the set will not be released as it was at the Olympics."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #388 from lugia_2001:
         if team rocket's meowth was JUST released right NOW, would there be a pic of Jesse and James on the card? (where the trainer pic usually is)
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #389 from soslowpoke:
         will we ever see MT_Galen again?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeah, he's still around. Hopefully he"
master_trainer_mike says, "he was partly Bothan, alas poor Galen........(sniff sniff)"
master_trainer_pat says, "...he'll join us again soon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #390 from articuno21:
         |-o-| a TIE fighter for you!
master_trainer_pat says, "Can you do a Y Wing?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #391 from marril2000:
         Will there be an American 9 card NEO thingy like in Japan? Also MIKE were did you get the yellow card box thing that you had in braintree?
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo thingey???? No comment"
master_trainer_mike says, "I got the Neo box at the Tropical Mega Battle in Hawaii."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #392 from magmar2000:
         Okay, I know you will say "can't say", but it's worth a shot. Will theNEO 9 card set be included in Genesis, or will they be released some other way?
master_trainer_mike says, ""can't say""
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "You're right."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #393 from kis21x:
         in Thunderstorm, does the 3 boosters contain all elec. type cards or mixed?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just regular boosters."
master_trainer_mike says, "TIME TO SING!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "How's the playtesting going gang?"
master_trainer_mike says, "C'MON EVERYONE NOW I'M A HIP HOPPER!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Keep the questions comin'"
master_trainer_pat says, "Please!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Please"
master_trainer_mike says, "GOTTA GET ME A PAIR OF THEM BLUE BLOCKERS!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #395 from lugia_2001:
         you still haven't answered my question about the mistaken fossil magmar, with the white spot on it, have you heard of it because i have one!!
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #396 from rocketelectabuzz:
         in thunderstorm what type are the boosters??
master_trainer_mike says, "Gym Heroes, Base Set 2, and Rocket"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #397 from kis21x:
         exept Zapdos, Raichu, and Electabuzz, what other cards are in it? and how many?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, I can't give you a full deck list here."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #399 from articuno21:
         Y-o-Y hmm. maybe that bomber one....
master_trainer_pat says, "Nice try."
master_trainer_mike says, "and a B wing?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #400 from lugia_2001:
         any news on base set 3?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #401 from marril2000:
         If my league is part of a chain, and the chain ends the league. Is it possible to have the my league location reopen getting the stuff strate from you?
master_trainer_pat says, "Most chains will be restarting next year for the Leagues."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #402 from lucky_cal:
         How will certain NEO cards that had been distributed in 9-card sets in Japan be distributed here? As part of the regular set, promos, etc.? I know, Iknow..."Can't comment yet."
master_trainer_mike says, ""Casn't comment yet.""
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "(you knew we'd say that)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #403 from soslowpoke:
         Que est-ce que C'est?(points to card)
master_trainer_mike says, "je ne parle pas francais."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #405 from zapdos1:
         Any info how the new Badges will look?
master_trainer_mike says, "they will be filled with badgey goodness!"
master_trainer_pat says, "They look sharp. They're based on the Johto leagues"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #406 from lugia_2001:
         have you heard of a mistaken Cubone in Base2. I have one of those to!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "no, haven't heard opf it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #407 from articuno21:
         /\_/\ (o^_^o) IT"S PIKACHU!!!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "Cool."
master_trainer_mike says, "nicem can you do weedle?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #410 from kis21x:
         when are you gonna update the site? some new stuffs are already out andyou still haven't update?
master_trainer_mike says, "the site is getting ovberhauled and will be updated on Dec 1st."
master_trainer_pat says, "Here's the announcement you've been clamoring for!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Alright! Here's the deal with Ditto and Brock's Ninetails: When Ditto is opposite B. Ninetails and B. Ninetails has a Pokemon attached to it(that it has Shapeshifted into) Ditto _only_ copies the B. Ninetails, _not_ the Pokemon that it has Shapeshifted into."
master_trainer_pat says, "If Ditto uses the Shapeshift P-mon Power to attach a Pokemon to it, and then Ditto's P-mon Power is turned off some how, the card that is attached to Ditto stays right where it is and doesn't have any further affect on the game unless that Ditto manages to copy B. Ninetails again."
master_trainer_pat says, "Also regarding Ditto(no surprise there!): If Ditto is copying a Brock's card and Brock's Protection is attached to Ditto during thistime, the Brock's Protection card will not go away if Ditto becomes a copy of anon-Brock P-mon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Some info on the first upcoming Pokemon Neo expansion. It will be called Neo:Genesis. It will contain over 60 all new Pokemon, including the Baby Pokemon. 2 new energy types (along with some Pokemon) called Darkness and Metal. It will be out within the next few months (no specific dates yet)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #411 from soslowpoke:
         will neo contain Energy cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #412 from rocketelectabuzz:
         not anything definate but wotc is planning to have somekind of big events next year right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we're working on it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #413 from soslowpoke:
         what shape/color will the new stamps for the league be?
master_trainer_mike says, "can't say (spare the bothans)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #414 from marril2000:
         Did pat see MTM's Training Method card. If not see it here: http://www.geocities.com/marril2k2000/01promo/PR011.jpg
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. Very funny."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #415 from lugia_2001:
         in league year 2, can i still earn badges like the soul, thunder, volcano, etc...?
master_trainer_pat says, "Most likely not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #416 from lucky_cal:
         Which will be more minty fresh...the new badges or the League promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "They will both be Minty, minty, minty. Just like Altoids."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #417 from soslowpoke:
         Do you like SLowpoke?
master_trainer_mike says, "personally?, he owes me 10 bucks....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #418 from soslowpoke:
         Can you make Steel Energy a Prerelease card for neo?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, probably not, sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "(especially since it is cvalled metal energy)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #419 from marril2000:
         Will the ECSTS have a preview on year 2 of the leauge?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #420 from magmar2000:
         (^)oooo/ Mike, does that look like weedle at all?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #422 from articuno21:
         oooo‘ a bad weedle

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #425 from ikendall:
         \ooo00OOO(^_^) WEEDLE!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Great job gang! You are all MINTY FRESH!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #429 from rocketelectabuzz:
         I am right when I say MINTY FRESH is no longer MInty Fresh?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it's getting kinda stale isn't it?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #428 from a0030war:
         are they going to make the prop 15 3 c perment
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so."
master_trainer_mike says, "what, should I start saying COWABUNGA DUDE!?!?!?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #426 from marril2000:
         Why did you call it Metal instead of STEEL like in the game boy game?
master_trainer_mike says, "we were told we had to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #430 from kis21x:
         1. Is there anyway I can get Pokemon Flute, Clefairy Doll, or Revive? cuz they're not in BS2 or Jungle.
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out fan sites to try and trade for them (not very useful cards though)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #431 from articuno21:
         Which is your LEAST favorite Pokemon? serious answer, please
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably Horsea."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #432 from kis21x:
         2. which kind Electrode is in BS2?
master_trainer_pat says, "The one with the Buzzap P-mon Power."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #433 from marril2000:
         Any word on the LEANING TOWER OF PIKA?
master_trainer_mike says, "Won't make it to the STS. May appear in future Top Deck issues."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #434 from marril2000:
         Darkness and (Sigh) METAL energy cards are not basic?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat is on a break. And I have no questions, please don't make me sing again....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #435 from ikendall:
         is Jungle still in print for the UK, or do we just get delayed US cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "I honestly don't know, you would have to ask WOTC UK."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #436 from marril2000:
         Is the LEANING TOWER OF PIKA constructed yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope not yet, doing repair work on the Space Weedle first."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #437 from soslowpoke:
         Are Darkness, Metal, and Recycle Energies rare cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #438 from lugia_2001:
         /\ /\
         o
         O O
         __
master_trainer_mike says, "hmm, that didn't appear to come out right."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #439 from soslowpoke:
         What's the other Energy in Neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "YOU'RE ONCE"
master_trainer_mike says, "TWICE"
master_trainer_mike says, "THREE TIMES A MAGBY!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, ""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #442 from marril2000:
         Any word on a US IMAKUNI type person
master_trainer_mike says, "Still in the works."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #444 from soslowpoke:
         Do you see dead people?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only after eating too much mexican."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #445 from marril2000:
         I need more questions
master_trainer_mike says, "ok"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #446 from magmar2000:
         Lol Mike! Magby rocks!
master_trainer_mike says, "He is a tough loittle rotter."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #447 from marril2000:
         Will there be TMS year 2 of leauge
master_trainer_mike says, "TM's ? No I don't think so."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #448 from soslowpoke:
         Will you guys eventually make the 3 neo sets japan released?
master_trainer_pat says, "We hope so, but I don't think it's all confirmed yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #450 from gengar315:
         Is the blanes Charizard with the mistake worth more?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hate to break it to ya but they _all_ have that mistake."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #453 from zapdos1:
         Where do Weedles Come From and What Pokemon Number is it?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #452 from articuno21:
         MAGBY RULES!!!!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "He is number #13 and he comes from the magic formed when little children clap their hands with delight."
master_trainer_mike says, "or something like that......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #454 from marril2000:
         How many people does it take to produce a card
master_trainer_mike says, "more than it takes to screw in a lightbulb."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's funny what's the punchline."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #455 from lucky_cal:
         How tall a tower of maple bars have you constructed?
master_trainer_pat says, "12 1/2 is what the last record was here."
master_trainer_pat says, "right Mike?"
master_trainer_mike says, "the horror........................................................the horror......................................."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry guys, no rules questions answered on Neo untilit is released."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #460 from soslowpoke:
         Mike(s) and Pat, what do you guys look like? (My computer ain't displaying the pictures)
master_trainer_pat says, "Good news SoSlowpoke ther will be a picture of us in issue 13 of TopDeck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #461 from magmar2000:
         Hmm, could Magby be taking over Weedle as your favorite? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "no I don't think so."
master_trainer_pat says, "Elekid is cool though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #462 from ikendall:
         if Ditto copies a Brock's Ninetalesshapeshifted to Dark Arbok, then uses the PP disabling attack on Ninetales, does shapshift go off, making ninetales and ditto both Ninetales, or does nothing happen because Arbok has no pokemon power to disable
master_trainer_mike says, "Ditto doesn't copy Dark Arbojk, he copies Brock's Ninetails (Pat get me a BOthan, I'm in a modd)."
master_trainer_mike says, "mood"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #463 from marril2000:
         Will the neo cards have the S type thing
master_trainer_mike says, "s type thing?"
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #464 from lucky_cal:
         Do you forsee another Gym expansion (Neo-based)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Can't say that I do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #465 from marril2000:
         What is steel, METAL week 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "What?"
master_trainer_mike says, "huh?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #466 from magmar2000:
         RE #461: Should be "Is Magby taking over Weedle as your favorite Pokemon ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #467 from lugia_2001:
         how long will season 2 of the league be?
master_trainer_mike says, "you mean year 2?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Year 2"
master_trainer_mike says, "same as this years was I imagine"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #468 from gengar315:
         Is the eeve promo worth something good?
master_trainer_mike says, "up to you my friend"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #470 from marril2000:
         One more. How many phone calls did you answer for the ECSTS sighn ups?
master_trainer_pat says, "Quite a few."
master_trainer_mike says, "a couple hundred so far, slots filling up, be sure to call in and pre-register."
master_trainer_pat says, "Especially on Monday."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #473 from zapdos1:
         I have a photographic of MTMPat eating a a whole box of Maples Bards and Enjoying !!
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "were they playing their maple lutes?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #471 from lugia_2001:
         (=*=*=*=) (a maple bar)
master_trainer_mike says, "nice"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #474 from rocketelectabuzz:
         where are pics of you?
master_trainer_mike says, "you are starting to scare us man........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #472 from metamer:
         How does one go about setting up a league location (I may have asked this already)?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is only held through retail locations, if you oqnor run one you can call opur merchant relations department and they will help you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #475 from kis21x:
         what are the Rare-Holo cards in Blaine, Koga, Giovanni, & Sabrina' deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "Blaine's Arcanine, Koga's Beedrill, Sabrina's Alakazam and Giovanni's Persian."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #479 from pageone3k:
         Is there any place online that teaches how to play pokemon tcg?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure check our web at http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/learn.asp"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #476 from soslowpoke:
         Can't you just tell me what you look like now?
master_trainer_mike says, "well I'm sitting and typing if that is what you mean"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #477 from soslowpoke:
         YOu say you can't answer rules questions until neo is released- when will that be?
master_trainer_mike says, "whenever it is released :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #478 from articuno21:
         how is bothan pronounced? is it Baw-than or bow-than?
master_trainer_pat says, "The former."
master_trainer_mike says, "first one I think"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #480 from marril2000:
         Weekness and Resistence S thing!
master_trainer_pat says, "Right, we know what you mean."
master_trainer_mike says, "don't forget monthness too!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #482 from soslowpoke:
         Do you like the Gym Leader battle music on G/S?
master_trainer_mike says, "I prefer some Mel Torme when I play."
master_trainer_mike says, "He's the ginchiest :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, not too fond of the Game Boy music."
master_trainer_pat says, "I listen to some heavy metal while I play."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "We will not answer any gameplay questions on NEO cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sprechen zie english? No neo rules questions will be answered at this time, not until the english set is released in the next few months."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #483 from mew365:
         are you gonna say the announcements again? i just got in....
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure in about 20 minutes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #485 from articuno21:
         (o) A glazed donut!
master_trainer_mike says, "very nice"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #486 from marril2000:
         How much does it start to set up a league?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno, you would have to talk with merchant relations"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #487 from lugia_2001:
         why isn't there a Rocket Articuno??
master_trainer_pat says, "Not sure on that one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #488 from mew365:
         ok im a little confused i call wotc and they said ditto will evolve into the pkmn brocks ninetales is then my friend calls and they say that ditto turns into brocks ninetales... which one is it!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "it will evolve into Brock's Ninetails (NOT the card attached)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #489 from articuno21:
         Are there 1st edition PCDs? I have never seen one...
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #490 from rainbow_trainer:
         Is the packaging of the booster packs different for other countries... UK, Austalia...etc.... As far as the Holo 3-1 Ratio is concerned..??
master_trainer_mike says, "nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #491 from lucky_cal:
         Any card-covered structures planned for the future? Maybe a Golbat Gate Bridge?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey Pat, wanna help me build it???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #493 from marril2000:
         Were are you in GS?
master_trainer_mike says, "still pretty early in the game."
master_trainer_pat says, "Not far really. Too many other games to play that I don't have to strain my eyes to see."
master_trainer_pat says, "Like Tony Hawk Pro Skater!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "and our new Star Wars role playing game."
master_trainer_pat says, "Very fun!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #494 from porygon_of_borg:
         If an attack does enough damage to knock out a Ditto, but the attack also switches the attacker with a pokemon with more HP (enough that Ditto would have enough HP to survive the attack as that pokemon
master_trainer_pat says, "If when you're placing the damage counters on Ditto, he takes enough to KO him. Then he is KO'd."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #495 from porygon_of_borg:
         The rest of question 494: Would Ditto be knocked out?
master_trainer_pat says, "Si, senor."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #496 from lucky_cal:
         Actually, that should have been the Goldeen Gate Bridge.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, Pat???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #497 from magmar2000:
         Pat, shouldn't that be Heavy Steel Music? ;-) Couldn't help myself. :D
master_trainer_pat says, "that's wrong! just plain wrong!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..........that;s not funny..............."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #498 from rocketelectabuzz:
         If i am using lt surges raticate and i do super fang can i use a pluspower to add ten damage??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it does."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #499 from a0030war:
         if you cant answer my qestions than why do i come to this chat room then
master_trainer_mike says, "for the ambiance?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #501 from porygon_of_borg:
         Sorry for blurting this question out earlier by accident. Do the effects of Rainbow Energy, Potion Energy and Full Heal Energy work on Ditto or the Erica's Oddish with Photosynthesis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure they would work."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, they do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #502 from mew365:
         what happens when its ditto vs ditto?
master_trainer_mike says, "a waste of time"
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing woul dhappen"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #503 from marril2000:
         What time does the MAIN event start at NJ? Also what format will it be in(Swiss?) Finaly how many rounds will there be untill the winner is anoused(please give a time)!
master_trainer_mike says, "Starts at 11 am, swiss format, no idea on how many rounds, have to go and see."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #506 from mew365:
         with raindance can you switch water energies on water pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you cannot."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #505 from articuno21:
         on the letters in our Trivia COmpetition prizes, did you actually sign that with your own hand. Or was it just copied from a computer?
master_trainer_mike says, "we signed them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #507 from rocketelectabuzz:
         the top 8 players will go into the fianls at the ECSTS right??
master_trainer_mike says, "yup for each age group"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #509 from rainbow_trainer:
         Pat and Mike... Have you seen Pojo's message board that just got up andrunning??... if so... what are your comments of the content so far
master_trainer_pat says, "Not yet no. We'll check it out."
master_trainer_mike says, "havne't had the time yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dark Mike has been there though."
master_trainer_pat says, "Here's the announcements again:"
master_trainer_pat says, "Alright! Here's the deal with Ditto and Brock's Ninetails: When Ditto is opposite B. Ninetails and B. Ninetails has a Pokemon attached to it(that it has Shapeshifted into) Ditto _only_ copies the B. Ninetails, _not_ the Pokemon that it has Shapeshifted into."
master_trainer_pat says, "If Ditto uses the Shapeshift P-mon Power to attach a Pokemon to it, and then Ditto's P-mon Power is turned off some how, the card that is attached to Ditto stays right where it is and doesn't have any further affect on the game unless that Ditto manages to copy B. Ninetails again."
master_trainer_pat says, "Also regarding Ditto(no surprise there!): If Ditto is copying a Brock's card and Brock's Protection is attached to Ditto during thistime, the Brock's Protection card will not go away if Ditto becomes a copy of anon-Brock P-mon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Some info on the first upcoming Pokemon Neo expansion. It will be called Neo:Genesis. It will contain over 60 all new Pokemon, including the Baby Pokemon. 2 new energy types (along with some Pokemon) called Darkness and Metal. It will be out within the next few months (no specific dates yet)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #510 from lugia_2001:
         would a deck of ditto be good? (4 ditto, 4 koga ditto)
master_trainer_pat says, "What do you support it with?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I don;'t think so, you are relying too much on the other player's Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #511 from rocketelectabuzz:
         will the tournament at the STS end before the other events that way i can get in on that too?
master_trainer_pat says, "The tournament went pretty late on the Queen Mary. Idon't expect it to be over before the other events finish."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #512 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         If you play a Blaine Trainer do you have to attach the two energies simultaneously or can you attach one Fire Energy and then attach another one later in your turn, say after you Oak and draw another Energy.
master_trainer_mike says, "you have to play them at that time or not at all."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #513 from mew365:
         when i use blastoises raindance will i be able to switch the water energy with other water pokemon (i take an attached enery card from blastoise and add it to articuno)
master_trainer_pat says, "No you can't. Check out Blastoise's P-mon Power."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #514 from rocketelectabuzz:
         could ur fraze next week be "were not in kansas anymore" ???
master_trainer_mike says, "but we're not in kansas now, we're in seattle......"
master_trainer_mike says, "makes no sense to me............................"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're right here in the Emerald City anyway."
master_trainer_mike says, "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #515 from lugia_2001:
         if you use a blaine trainer, attach 2 fire energys to a pokemon (with blaine's name), then use recycle and it works, can you use the blaine trainer again?
master_trainer_pat says, "Are you sure you're reading Recycle correctly, Lugia?"
master_trainer_pat says, "If it worked, the trainer would be put on top of yourdeck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #516 from lugia_2001:
         is there ever going to be Orange League badges in the Pokemon League?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #517 from articuno21:
         Please make a Rocket's Articuno! Zapdos and Moltres have Rocket versions! And make Pryce's Articuno in the NEO: Gym sets(I know this is a futile plea but, hey!)
master_trainer_mike says, "what you want, have you ever stopped to think about what we want?"
master_trainer_mike says, "(thinking of donuts....)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #518 from magmar2000:
         Mike, next weeks slogan should be "Renton, it ain't so bad" :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #519 from mew365:
         now, what happens if I smoke screen syther, on his turn he benches and brings out clefairy does he still have to flip to attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #521 from marril2000:
         Will neo be ondisplay at STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yabba dabba"
master_trainer_pat says, "do"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #522 from lugia_2001:
         i meant item finder!!
master_trainer_mike says, "then no, you can't play Blainer's again."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #523 from soslowpoke:
         how 'bout Whasssup?! for next week?
master_trainer_mike says, "I prefer wasabe!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sombody's used that one before."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #524 from soslowpoke:
         Or try: Tastes like Chicken

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #527 from mew365:
         will you guys make a special expansion like an ash ketchum set?
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans that I know of."
master_trainer_mike says, "So how many of you will be at the East Coast STS??"
master_trainer_mike says, "raise hands!!"
master_trainer_pat says, ""
master_trainer_mike says, "MMMMMMMMMBOP!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh yeah I have to work it!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MMMMMMMMMMMMBOP!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMBOP!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #528 from marril2000:
         How many times do you get to donut box durring the day?
master_trainer_mike says, "donut boxing is the only exercise we get here..........."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #529 from lugia_2001:
         if i play a nightly garbage run, can i pick 2 cards from the graveyard and keep the NGR i just played?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #530 from mew365:
         if an opponent attaches an energy card can they put it back in there hand and attach a different energy card?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "WHEN I WAS A CHILD I HAD A FEVER"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #531 from rocketelectabuzz:
         my parents promised if i got a gold invite i could go and guess what i am going, is that cool?
master_trainer_pat says, "neet."
master_trainer_mike says, "MY HANDS FELT LIKE @ BALLOONS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NOW I"VE GOT THAT FEELING ONCE AGAIN"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #532 from marril2000:
         what is the lattist number in the ECSTS databace? (example=DC042
master_trainer_mike says, "I CAN'T EXPLAIN YOU WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND"
master_trainer_mike says, "THIS IS NOT HOW I AM"
master_trainer_mike says, "I HAVE BECOME"
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not checked this afternoon, but this morning it was up to 240"
master_trainer_mike says, "COMFORTABLY NUMB"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #533 from rocketelectabuzz:
         so i will see you guys there?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yuppers!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I will be in disguise"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #534 from lugia_2001:
         is there going to be a Stadium card that is just like Goop Gas?
master_trainer_mike says, "look for a large jelly donut"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #536 from magmar2000:
         Mike, go pick up some new music for the sake of us...please. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "hard to sing Chemical Brothers dude"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #535 from marril2000:
         What was with the: master_trainer_mike says, "I CAN'T EXPLAIN YOU WOULDNOT UNDERSTAND"
master_trainer_mike says, "from Pink Floyd's The Wall, listened to that all througfh High School."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #537 from rocketelectabuzz:
         I hope not, i will try to avoid people eating donuts!
master_trainer_mike says, "or donuts eating people eating donuts."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #538 from zapdos1:
         You Should get Weedle to run for president
master_trainer_mike says, "3rd party politics are still in their infancy"
master_trainer_mike says, "2004!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #539 from lugia_2001:
         MT's, do any of yall have Napster or AOL Instant Messanger?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #540 from waruimyuutsuu:
         are the neo sets planned to be released in america?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #541 from magmar2000:
         Mike, I heard U2's new cd is pretty good, go get that. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "IN THE NAME OF LOVE"
master_trainer_mike says, "WALK FAR IN THE NAME OF LOVE"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but the fact that they sold the first song to Coke before it was even out stinks if you ask me!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #543 from soslowpoke:
         Pat- at the Chicago STS qualifier, were you the person with long black hair in a ponytail and wearing a blue vest?
master_trainer_mike says, "HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS TODAY?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "I like their older stuff."
master_trainer_pat says, "I had my hair in a bushido knot and was wearing a Wizards vest."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #545 from soslowpoke:
         Who are you guys voting for in the elections?
master_trainer_mike says, "the lesser of two evils"
master_trainer_pat says, "Of course, it's our duty"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #546 from waruimyuutsuu:
         how do u get the english birthday pikachu promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Starting Dec 1st there will be a contest on our web site or wait until Jan 6th and the 1st season of League year 2."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #547 from zapdos1:
         Had a chance to try Hi there Pikachu and to tell iit transform into a weedle
master_trainer_mike says, "did he?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Did it say anything back?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #548 from soslowpoke:
         what's a bushido knot?
master_trainer_pat says, "nevermind."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, since the questions have stopped and my singing stinks anyway we will cut it a few minutes early."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you back here same weedle time, same weedle channel, next weedle week!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Take care everybody, we'll see ya all next week."
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Spare the Bothans!!"