Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, November 09, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


master_trainer_pat says, "Hello everyone, not much new to announce this week I'm afraid. MT Mike and I are busy getting ready for the East Coast STS next week. That means building new 15/3 decks and packing up the Space Weedle."
master_trainer_mike says, "yup :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "So let's get started shall we?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "BTW, check out the latest issue of Top Deck to see apicture of the Space Weedle and see the first puzzle MT Pat and I made."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #565 from marril2000:
         any NEO info?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, we've told you it is on the way, but we don't have a concrete date yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "I can't wait to play a Flaafy deck!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #566 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Just to clarify Rocket's Mewtwo - Juxtapose Attack. Since that attack switches Damage Counters, I assume it isn't affected by Plus Power, Defender, Weakness, Resistance or Pokémon Powers that prevent or reduce Damage from Attacks?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #567 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         If Lt. Surge's Secret Plan is used to put a trainer card face down on the bench, does the card have to be flipped over when Scoop Up is used on it? Inother words, does Scoop Up trigger the "Need to Know" clause, since it only returns the Basic Pokémon to your hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would, you would have to flip over the Trainer and then the Scoop Up wouldn't be playable."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #568 from chrisbo:
         Last week's announcements said that if Ditto vs. Brock's Ninetales attaches an evo card, "when Ditto copies something else the card that is attached stays right where it is." Can Ditto still use the attacks on the card or is it just "dead weight"?
master_trainer_pat says, "The card becomes 'dead weight' until or if Ditto is able to copy B. Ninetails again."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #569 from chrisbo:
         Last week you were going to check on what happens to a Shapeshifted Brock's Ninetales if the opponent uses Devolution Beam on it. Any word from the Bothans yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "The devo. beam would only affect an evolved Pokemon.Since that card that is attached to B. Ninetails is not considered 'evolved' to. The devo beam would just affect B.NInetails or the evolved P-mon of your choice."
master_trainer_mike says, "The few remaining Bothans say hi!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #570 from scrye_fung:
         Last week, you stated: "If Ditto uses the Shapeshift Pokemon Power to attach a Pokemon to it, and then Ditto's Pokemon Power is turned off somehow, thecard 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 Brock's Ninetales again." Would I correct in analogizing it as the card attached to Ditto would be like a Pokemon card with no net effect on Ditto's abilities?
master_trainer_mike says, "I wouldn't use that specific analogy (you may be introducing new terminology and that is scary) but your concept is correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #571 from venusaur2000:
         Is there an official date set for the release of NEO Genesis ??
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #572 from dscreamer:
         Can you tell us anything about how Weakness and Resistance will be displayed in Neo: Genesis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #573 from scrye_fung:
         On Brock's Nintales. First turn. I attach a Blastoise. Next turn I attach a Charizard (without discarding Blastoise). Is this move legal since Brock's Ninetales doesn't explicitly state that I need to remove the Charizard before I attach the Blastoise? Furthermore, if this is legal, Blastoise will remain attached to Brock's Ninetales but would considered to be a null card because Ninetales can't use of any of Blastoise's attacks because Brock's Ninetales becomes a copy of the latest Pokemon attached to itself.
master_trainer_mike says, "Brock's Ninetails is a lousy card!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Do any of you actually PLAY it??? Or are these justmental exercise questions?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can do what you're asking, but the end result is the same."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #574 from articuno21:
         how is NEO pronounced? The japanese is pronounced NAY-o but I want the American to be NEE-o
master_trainer_mike says, "I pronounce it "throck warbling mangrove.""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #575 from thamaster:
         what do you rate as the best sataller? (S
master_trainer_mike says, "Sataller? What do you mean?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #576 from venusaur2000:
         How many cards are in NEO ??
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #577 from pikabruce:
         If Brock's Protection is attached to a Brock's Pokemon which attacks Koga's Muk, could Muk's Pokemon Power "Energy Drain" still remove an energy (sincethe energy removal is not caused by the opponent's attack or by Trainer cards)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Brock's Protection won't protect your P-mon in this case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #578 from flying_dragonair:
         I'm a little confused... why does Sabrina's Kadabra's Life Drain allowyou to place damage counters if it doesn't do damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Damage counters represent HP loss, not te same as actual damage done. Think of magic, you could place a -1/-1 counter which would kill a 1/1 creature OR do 1 point of damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #579 from venusaur2000:
         Do you have a name for the other 2 NEO series yet ?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are not the same thing."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, names for those series yet, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #581 from articuno21:
         can you please reset the question number counter? it's at 570...
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in our control, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #582 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Around what month will Neo Genesis be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why that would be around the month of Octvembruary."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "Around one of the months surrounding January 2001."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #583 from lugia_2001:
         any news on southern islands or vending english?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing new yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #584 from articuno21:
         is brock's ninetails becoming as bad as ditto?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only when combined with Ditto!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, ";)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing's as bad as Ditto. ('cept Clone)"
darkmt_mike says, "Nothing is as bad as Ditto"
master_trainer_mike says, "Let's add Metronome to it to make it even worse shall we????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #585 from chrisbo:
         Regarding Q569: So when Mew's Devo Beam hits the Brock's Ninetales, does the evolution card get discarded, or does it go back into your hand along withthe Brock's Ninetales?
master_trainer_pat says, "The card attached stays right where it is and has no further affect unless you re-evolve back to B. NInetails."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #586 from flying_dragonair:
         In response to your outburst after question 573, I might play B's Ninetails if I knew how :0)
master_trainer_mike says, "Good luck :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Be prepared for lots of confusion though..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #587 from lugia_2001:
         is Bothans still in?
master_trainer_mike says, "As in as MINTY FRESH is :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Should we have a vote? I'm already tired of the Bothan routine."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #588 from articuno21:
         How drastically changed will the NEO set be changed from the Japanese one?
master_trainer_pat says, "Can't comment on that just yet, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #589 from pikabruce:
         You said that you can have 2 cards attached to Brock's Ninetales, and that Brock's Ninetales would be a copy of the last cards attached? If that last card is then discarded, does Brock's Ninetales become a copy of the other attached card again?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #590 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Will the American NEO sets be the same as the Japanese, or will they bedifferent, as in Gym Heroes and Gym Challenge.
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #591 from thamaster:
         RE: #575 : what do u rate the best STALLER ??
master_trainer_mike says, "Those people in the 15 item or less line that try topay with a check and then don't have a check card for tat grocery store and then have 2 items missing their prices......"
master_trainer_mike says, "I hate that!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It depends on what your tact is and what kind of deckyou're playing."
master_trainer_pat says, "I would say Chancey, just because it fits into many different decks well."
master_trainer_mike says, "Mr. Mime is good too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #592 from soslowpoke:
         Will Metal Energy be only holo in Neo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #593 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Would Sabrina's Kadabra's Life Drain knock out a pokemon if it is in a combo with a pluspower?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, Pluspower only activates if DAMAGE is done to the defending Pokemon, NOT placing damage counters."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #594 from soslowpoke:
         Do you realize that many Bothans died when you announced that neo info?
master_trainer_pat says, "I did feel a great disturbance in the Force...my mistake that was a small belch."
master_trainer_mike says, "Bothans ....Lemmings........all the same in the end."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #595 from silver_moonlight:
         When Koga's Ditto uses it's Expand attack successfully, and then retreats to the bench with something like 6 Damage counters it will be knocked out. What I want to know is: does your opponent draw a prize for this, or doesn't it count as a KO?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, they would."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #596 from marril2000:
         Will there be TMs in the year 2 of the league
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #597 from soslowpoke:
         Will neo genisis have the same card the japanese neo set had?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #598 from marril2000:
         Where will you be at the ECSTS
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat and Dark Mike and I will be judges again like the West Coast event. Also will be around for playing in our free time too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #599 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Will the Birthday Pikachu card be legalized for tournaments unlike its disqualification in Japan?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #600 from venusaur2000:
         What do you think the worst card there is is ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Denim Minotaur."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #601 from johnm276:
         Any news on new Promos to be released???
master_trainer_pat says, "Just the vending set Pikachu."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #602 from an_angry_bothan:
         hi. bothans still dieing?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well they are all concerned voting citizens and the tension is causing a few heart attacks......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #603 from thamaster:
         any pokémon trivia lined up yet? and when if yes?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #604 from lugia_2001:
         what date can you release more information about NEO?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #605 from dscreamer:
         Therefore, the attached but useless cards would return to your deck if you played Mr. Fuji?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #606 from dscreamer:
         Don't you think that Chansey is much better as an attacker than as a "staller"?
master_trainer_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #607 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Will some Pokemon cards be banned from future tournaments?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #608 from articuno21:
         Why is Mike so funny and light when Pat is always so serious ans rarelyjokes? (sorry if I keep spamming.)
darkmt_mike says, "If Pat was not serious we they would never get anything done."
master_trainer_mike says, "I was hit in the head by a mule when I was young, Pat was in the mule costume that kicked me in the head......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #609 from an_angry_bothan:
         can you please stop killing my kind?
master_trainer_mike says, "Stop being so tatsty in a white wine sauce and we'llthink about it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #610 from dscreamer:
         If you used Electrode's Buzzap, could you name ANY energy type, including things like "Cheese Energy"?
master_trainer_pat says, "There's no such thing as 'Cheese' energy. So nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "not in this dimension anyway........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #611 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Does year 2 of league focus on Johto badges?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #612 from lugia_2001:
         any news on a Eastern STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "You're getting on the bandwagon a little late the East Coast STS is next week."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #613 from venusaur2000:
         What info can you give about NEO Genesis ?
master_trainer_pat says, "IT's called Neo:Genesis."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is minty fresh (sorry I keep saying that..........................)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #614 from an_angry_bothan:
         can you do a sts in the midwest?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #615 from paokkk:
         Any new promo news?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #616 from insanemoltresbomb:
         Is prop 15/3C being tried out at STS to see if it is good for tournaments or is it not changing?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was primarily made to see the results of trainer limits in competitive play AND to poke you guys into trying new things."
master_trainer_mike says, "poke poke"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #617 from waruimyuutsuu:
         When are Korean Pokemon cards going to be released?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, we don't have any info on release dates for those cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #618 from venusaur2000:
         What do you think the worst POKEMON card is, sorry ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahhh! Oingo Boingo Beedrill."
master_trainer_mike says, "Seriously though, I have never seen anyone polay an Omanyte."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #619 from meowth52:
         so who did you guys vote for?
darkmt_mike says, "A Bothan, who has subsequently died."
master_trainer_pat says, "Chachi."
master_trainer_mike says, "I wrote myself in!!! MT Mike for prez!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #620 from marril2000:
         What will the Booster Packs look like for NEO?
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't tell you any of that sort of stuff yet gang, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #621 from silver_moonlight:
         All of these TCG events are in America. Are any events going to occur in the United Kingdom any time soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are looking into plans for possible premeiere events next year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #622 from chrisbo:
         Why do you guys always spell "Ninetales" as "Ninetails"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because tails are what you wag, and tales are what you brag."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are waggers, not braggers."
master_trainer_pat says, "Because we misspell alot, and in this case it just seems right typing it that way."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #623 from insanemoltresbomb:
         Is there any REAL use if Lt. Surge's Secret Plans can't be used in the combos Snorlax presented earlier.
master_trainer_mike says, "Use it to bluff but not even that very well."
master_trainer_pat says, "We really have not found a good way to work it into decks, especially under the 15/3 rule."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #624 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Would Electrode's Buzzap work for Steel or Dark Energy types?
master_trainer_pat says, "We believe so, though we can't give you the official rulings on it yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #626 from insanemoltresbomb:
         Can Electrode Buzzap to 2 DCE since it does not specify Basic Energy, or maybe Full Heal and Potion and metal and dark with neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can choose Darkness or Metal as the type just like you could choose colorless BUT the extra abilities of Darkness and Metal and Full Heal energy CARDS do NOT come with those choices."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #625 from silver_moonlight:
         And when does the TCG League start in the United Kingdom?
master_trainer_pat says, "Try getting in touch with WotC UK about that one, uk@wizards.com"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #627 from marril2000:
         Mike, how many rounds will the MAIN event be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on how many players partake, probably 7-9 rounds before the finals."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #628 from dscreamer:
         So until Neo: Genesis comes out, it's illegal to name "Metal" and "Darkness" as energy types for Buzzap?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #629 from lugia_2001:
         RE #612: I meant a Central STS!
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #630 from magmar2000:
         Any new info on other events?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope. ;)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #631 from marril2000:
         What hotel will you MTs be staying at?
master_trainer_mike says, "Secaucus Courtyard Marriot."
master_trainer_pat says, "The one w/ cable TV in each room, even."
master_trainer_mike says, "Bring donuts if ya got em :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #632 from paokkk:
         Why are some 1st edition sign on gym card blured?
darkmt_mike says, "Now you have done it!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably just production mistakes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #633 from chrisbo:
         So have you guys visited any new message boards lately? (*cough*Pojo*cough*)
master_trainer_mike says, "Once or twice. I barely have enough time to read the Pokegym occasionally. We do actually work here sometimes too (don't tell anyone!)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #635 from magmar2000:
         If the 15/3 format goes well at the ECSTS, do you think we could see itused in other events?
master_trainer_pat says, "We really don't know yet Magmar2k. We'll see how thing shake out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #634 from thamaster:
         MTM > do u base youself on imakuni? ????
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually I think he bases himself on me :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #636 from articuno21:
         don't diss Omanyte! It's Pokemon power is AWESOME and it's attack rulesall!
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok pal, I have a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in buying :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #637 from eric_of_geldmon:
         how many cards total in NEO?
master_trainer_pat says, "1,805,395"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just the right amount."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #638 from waruimyuutsuu:
         How much will NEO boosters cost, and how much will a booster box cost?
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be the same as its always been."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #639 from venusaur2000:
         What is your favorite Trainer card ??
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm, I like to play with my pokeflute."
master_trainer_mike says, "Kidding!"
master_trainer_mike says, "That's alousy card after all, still haven't found use for it."
master_trainer_mike says, "For real?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Uhhh, I like Misty's Tears in my Raindance deck."
master_trainer_mike says, "Chaos Gym is fun to mess up the other player too."
master_trainer_pat says, "Professor Oak....from Mr Serious here."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #640 from lugia_2001:
         can you repeat the "announcements, announcements, annooooooooouncements"?
master_trainer_pat says, "Here they are."
master_trainer_pat says, "."
master_trainer_pat says, "That was it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #641 from magmar2000:
         Any more comments on why you were told you had to change Steel and Darkto Metal and Darkness?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, can't say yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #642 from thamaster:
         how is this 4 a new slogan....psycho strawberries!
master_trainer_mike says, "???"
master_trainer_pat says, "If we do that one we'd have to spell it sykostrawbryys just to be different."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #643 from dscreamer:
         If your opponent Knocks Out the card that was in play as a result of Lt. Surge's Secret Plan, and it was revealed as a non-Basic Pokemon card, would your opponent take a prize?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #644 from thamaster:
         when the baby versions of magmar and electabuzz come out ...wil you have to evole them from the baby? even though it dosnt say so on the presant cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "You will not have to do that."
master_trainer_pat says, "Baby battle!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #645 from pikabruce:
         If a card is placed face down on your bench due to Lt. Surge's Secret Plan, and later your active Pokemon is Erika's Clefable and you attack with FairyPower and flip heads, can you return that face down card to your hand without exposing it?
master_trainer_mike says, "You have to flip it over when you attack to show what you are doing."
master_trainer_pat says, "You would have to reveal it, that's what it says on the card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #646 from schmoo:
         Will the holo cards in the neo set also be non-holo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #647 from marril2000:
         What is the # currently in the STS databace?
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't tell you exact numbers but I know we were over 300 last time I checked."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #648 from schmoo:
         Why aren't ______'s Chansey and Imakuni's Doduo in Gym Challenge???
master_trainer_mike says, "Those are regional promo-like cards. We are not allowed to make Imakuni cards here and ____'s Chansey was just not chosen."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #649 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Imakuni is the BEST! His cd's give out the best Japanese promos! (will his card be released here?)
master_trainer_pat says, "I really don't think so, but we'll see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #650 from dscreamer:
         Another thing...are you required to deny all knowledge of the existanceof Neo 2 and later sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "No we are not, just don;t have any specifics on themfor us yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just to let you know...we really have no idea how we're going to release those here in the States. Honest."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #651 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Will Imakuni's special promo (the one where it does any status effect) be released here?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans for it.."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #652 from dscreamer:
         Do you use the English or Japanese Misty's Tears in your deck? :-*
master_trainer_mike says, "English."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #653 from scrye_fung:
         Have you guys able to get a sneak preview of the new Pokemon Wizards website? How's it going to be designed - Flash? Javascript? Any more interactive games going to be there?
master_trainer_mike says, "We haven't seen it yet, so we don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #654 from the_pokeangel:
         the gym challenge sabrina's gastly LV.10, if you add energy you get +10, do you have to take a way HP if you take away energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #655 from marril2000:
         Any luck on the american IMAKUNI yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans for them as we said."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #656 from marril2000:
         did wizards get the rights for both neo 1-2 and are they going to mix the cards up link GYM?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, we just don't know yet. ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #657 from magmar2000:
         Ok, I know you don't have specifics on these sets, but do you think the3 NEO sets will be like the 2 Gym sets and all have the same # of cards in the set?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #658 from pikabruce:
         So instead of Imakuni's Doduo, etc., why not just change the name to Weird Al's Doduo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't have the rights to do that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #659 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Do any of u speak japanese?
master_trainer_mike says, "Domo arigotto, Mr. Roboto."
master_trainer_mike says, "That's all I know :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "(dating myself again)......"
master_trainer_pat says, "Only the bits I learned from watching to many samuraiflicks and anime."
master_trainer_mike says, "Speed Racer!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #660 from lugia_2001:
         who at WotC makes the layouts for the english cards and could they cometo the chat along with all you MT's?? (pleeease)
master_trainer_mike says, "Various people in production and R&D do that, not anyone person in particular. They are usually very busy too."
master_trainer_pat says, "You think they'd want to jump in the pit with all youwolves? That's what we get paid for."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #661 from schmoo:
         If you use Energy Flow. can you take back non-basic energy cards or theupcoming Darkness and Metal energies?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you could."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #662 from the_pokeangel:
         can a deck have no trainer?
master_trainer_pat says, "Can a trainer have not deck? (you don't have to haveany trainers in your deck)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #663 from magmar2000:
         So Mike, are you saying we will see a trainer called "Domo arigotto, Mr. Roboto"? :-D heh heh
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, maybe I'll suggest it :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #664 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Who translates Japanese cards into English for WOTC?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have a translation department and then the translations still must get approved by the licensors.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #665 from venusaur2000:
         What is your favorite type of element to play with ?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like to try them all, though to be honest I rarelyever play fighting (Haymaker and Hitmonchan burned me out with that)."
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably, Grass or Fire...how about both."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #666 from marril2000:
         MTM, MTP, MTDM, what is your favoret pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "While I will always say Weedle,."
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEDLE!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I hate to sound like a broken record but Scyther is my favorite."
master_trainer_mike says, "I do like the Koga's evolutions as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #667 from magmar2000:
         Is there any specific way Wizards chooses cards for Promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, though if the card wasn't part of a complete set or it came out in a really small set, it's a good bet that we'll use it as a promo."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #668 from schmoo:
         If you have Ditto out and use Giovanni's Magikarp's attack Ancesral Memory, if you retreat next turn and send Ditto back out, could you use it again???
master_trainer_mike says, "No you could not. The Ditto would still remember having been the G's Magikarp and using that attack once already."
master_trainer_mike says, "It would have to leave play and then re-enter for that to be forgotten."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #669 from schmoo:
         When Neo comes out, will Rainbow Energy count as Darkness and Metal energy???
master_trainer_pat says, "For the purposes of paying the cost of an attack, yes. Though the additional effects will not be provided."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #670 from dscreamer:
         Will there be a Neo: Genesis prerelease card or prerelease tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans for either that I know of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #671 from venusaur2000:
         Will Wizards make a series without copying or slightly changing a Japanese Series ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably not as it is not our game, we only have translation rights."
master_trainer_mike says, "So how many of you are going to the East Coast STS?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #673 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Will I be allowed to use all my Japanese Neo Cards when they are relased in America?
master_trainer_pat says, "Regular rules apply for tournamets, but yeah you should be able to. Do you have a large collection already?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #674 from scrye_fung:
         Teeuwynn Woodruff of WotC R&D recently stated that Pokemon Powers give R&D the greatest headaches. Is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, think of Transform, Shapeshift, Fire Burn, etc."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #675 from dscreamer:
         Darkness and Metal will be basic energy types, and yet not basic energycards? Is that what you're saying?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup. They are types of energy (like colorless or grass and fire are) but their energy cards are non-basic cards with extra abilities like Full Heal or Potion energies."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, what he said."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #676 from lugia_2001:
         who do you contact to get the rights of japenese cards?? what is the company name?
master_trainer_mike says, "Various companies own the license. Media Factory, Gamefreak, Creatures, Nintendo, etc."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it depends on what you want to license."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #677 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Is the World Pikachu set an indication that we will see more Promo setscoming out in the future? Maybe Southern Islands and the 9 card Neo Promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "No it does not indicate anything like that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #679 from lugia_2001:
         announcements, announcements, annoooouuuncements!
master_trainer_pat says, "Here they are again."
master_trainer_pat says, "."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #680 from marril2000:
         will a promo be given out at the ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #681 from hi_jynx:
         How likely will there be an STS or equivalent on the west coast in 2001?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea gang, still in planning stages."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #682 from schmoo:
         If you have Ditto and your opponent has Lt. Surges Rattata Lv. 7, and you use Focus Energy, if your opponent retreats for another Lv. 7 Surges Rattata,does Focus Energy stay in effect?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #683 from the_pokeangel:
         where can you find a birthday or a surfing pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "The B-day has only been released in the Pikachu WorldCollection so far."
master_trainer_pat says, "Both have not been released in this country yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #684 from dscreamer:
         Is it possible that we don't see all of the Unown cards in English?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, there are a lot of tem."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #685 from marril2000:
         mike will you be taking CHALANGES at the ECSTS
master_trainer_mike says, "If there is time, yes. They have us all pretty booked up though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #686 from lugia_2001:
         how do i get the "W" stamp Dark Charmeleon?!???
master_trainer_mike says, "At least stop by and say hi."
master_trainer_pat says, "The W stamped D. Charmeleon is another Australia onlycard....we dig those Aussies!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #687 from koga101:
         I have heard rumors circulating throughout the underground about a master trainer called "Z". I heard he is supposed to be one of the world's greatest masters and will be at the East coast STS. Is that true?
master_trainer_mike says, "He works here at Wizards and if this is him then he is FIRED!!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Nice try "Z"."
master_trainer_mike )
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #688 from dscreamer:
         If you use Focus Energy, and your opponent retreats for a Pokemon besides Surge's Rattata that has an attack called Quick Attack, will that attack do more damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup! Works for Ditto/Swords Dance as well."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yabba Dabba."
master_trainer_mike says, "We would like to rescind all references by this "supposed" Master Trainer Z. All those doing his sacking have been sacked."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #690 from waruimyuutsuu:
         I think WOTC should have a Pokemon Fan Club like NCL does for Pokemon cards.
master_trainer_pat says, "Unfortunately, we tried to do that early on and were refused. We may try again sometime, I'm not sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #689 from question_asker:
         I have a question about Sabrina's Golduck. Will haunter's transparency prevent damage shift? Can chancy or clefable prevent damage moved?
master_trainer_mike says, "Anything that "prevents" all effects from an attack would stop Damage Shift. But something that only prevents damage would not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #691 from hi_jynx:
         If Charizard uses PP Energy Burn, then on my turn I play Goop Gas Attack, are Charizard's attached energies still Fire or are they reverted back to what they were originally?
master_trainer_pat says, "Charizard's Energy Burn only lasts until the end of the turn in which they were Energy Burned."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #692 from schmoo:
         Since you're calling the 1st Neo set Neo: Genesis, if you make the 2nd,will it be called Neo: Saturn??? Just a little joke (Genesis and Saturn are both Sega systems).
master_trainer_mike says, "or Neo Neptune?? Their missing system."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #693 from lugia_2001:
         is there such thing as a 20/20 creature in Magic?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, Serra Avatar when you're at 20 life."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #694 from question_asker:
         So if haunter successfully stops damage shift, does all the damage to be moved disappear?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the attacwould do nothing, meaning you would not move the damage counters at all."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #695 from dscreamer:
         Was anything changed in the translation of Misty's Staryu regarding doing damage/placing damage counters?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #696 from koga101:
         I also heard that master trainer "Z" works for wizards. I heard he onlylost two games at the west coast STS. IS that true.
master_trainer_mike says, "He is SO FIRED!!!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "While this may be true....he has lost the last three in a row to me."
master_trainer_pat says, "Very funny Z."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #697 from lugia_2001:
         anything higher that a 20/20 creature?
master_trainer_mike says, "So we are building some decks for fun, what do you guys suggest we try?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeah, the BFM, at 99/99"
master_trainer_mike says, "Heeloo?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Is this thing on????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #698 from marril2000:
         was MTZ the one who did not send the things to the printer, causing theerror on Blaine's Charizard?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Serra Avatar could easily get to be higher than that."
master_trainer_mike says, "YUP ITS ALL HIS FAULT!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually he works here and helps us with Pokemon. He is a good player but not as great as he seems to think he is."
master_trainer_mike )

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #699 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Who is "Z", what's his name?
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Z if for Zippy!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #700 from lugia_2001:
         Dark Wigglyzard (it is awesome!!!!)
master_trainer_mike says, "Really? I'll try that out. Thanks."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #701 from dscreamer:
         Chansey's Scrunch prevents damage from all attacks, powers(such as DarkGolbat's power), and trainers(such as Digger) if successful, correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, anything that would do _damage_"
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #702 from schmoo:
         Was the error on Blaine's Charizard fixed.
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #703 from flying_dragonair:
         I suggest Dragonair, D. Dragonair, and E's Dragonair ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, not a biased opinion there :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "No way."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks ."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #704 from lugia_2001:
         Dark Charizard + Wigglytuff= kick-butt deck
master_trainer_mike says, "What sort of trainer support do you use?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #705 from koga101:
         I heard dark master trainer mike was trained by master trainer "Z" before he was seduced by the dark side.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah but they rejected him ytoo as he was not dark enough, that is why we call him the twilight master trainer."
darkmt_mike says, "I think it was the other way around."
master_trainer_mike says, "More of a musty off white master trainer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #706 from schmoo:
         Will you ever have a contest where the winner gets to make their own card???
master_trainer_pat says, "IT's been talked about although there aren't any firmplans at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #707 from lugia_2001:
         the usual
master_trainer_mike says, "Ah, so Digger, Pokeflute, and Clefairy Doll, right?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #708 from dscreamer:
         D. Charizard and Wiggly? Aren't you just asking for a Chansey to come and Double-edge you?
master_trainer_mike says, "I would throw in some status effects to keep Chanseyunder control in a deck like that. Or energy Removal for support."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #709 from marril2000:
         Is there a MTT
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #710 from schmoo:
         Do you guys watch the Drew Carey Show?
master_trainer_pat says, "I've seen it once or twice...the theme song is good."
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, not much time for TV with all the bad jokes I have to think up."
darkmt_mike says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #711 from waruimyuutsuu:
         I saw a card called Charizaro. After
master_trainer_mike says, "Que?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #712 from articuno21:
         I have a turbo Dar Charizard deck. It rules against my friends.
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool :) I'll try one fopr fun."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #713 from magmar2000:
         I wanna see you make decks based on George W and Al Gore. I have a George W deck called "Strategery" :-D It's a funny deck. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "And Gores would be the "I invented Pokemon" deck?"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #714 from waruimyuutsuu:
         it was the weirdest card, the store owner pretended like it wasn't a fake.
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude, decaff tastes just as good as the real thing....look into it :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "He _was_ just pretending, right?"
darkmt_mike says, "Gengar! So bad he does not need a dark version."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #715 from marril2000:
         Is there a MTA
master_trainer_pat says, "Metro Transit Authority??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #716 from hi_jynx:
         Will there EVER be an Erika's Dragonite?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #717 from marril2000:
         Dark MTM what is your favoret Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "As he said, Gengar."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #718 from lugia_2001:
         if the dark wigglyzard deck rules the world, could ya give me some credit? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "We could credit you with telling us about it anyway."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #719 from marril2000:
         MTM, MTP, DMTM, if you could have any card what would it be(discribe what it does [homework assighment])
master_trainer_mike says, "I have already made many of the cards thatr we wouldwant, too bad we can't share them :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #720 from schmoo:
         Will you make silly Pokemon Cards that are Pokemon that belong to the person who becomes the president in order to commemorate Election 2000??? Pleeeeese!!!
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah. Sigh"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not up to us unfortunately."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #721 from dscreamer:
         Which of the 8 gym leaders' trainer cards do you think is the best?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like what Koga's does the best."
master_trainer_mike says, "They are all rather limited in use though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #722 from lugia_2001:
         who is the head honcho at WotC??
master_trainer_mike says, "Vince Calouri, the president of WOTC."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #723 from waruimyuutsuu:
         WOTC should make a an airline just like ANA and give pokemon cards for riding.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, like United who lost the Space Weedle?!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #724 from ikendall:
         cards for election 200 set: how about "Close Call" - both players say they win, wait a couple of days, then start all games in Florida over"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "So who is going to be at the East Coasts STS with us?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #725 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Will the Japanese "Extra Rule" Cards be released here?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."
master_trainer_mike says, "I am too tired to sing so if you don't submit questions I will have to attempt free-style beat poetry instead......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Thank goodness! Wait...beat poetry."
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #726 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Have u seen any of the "Extra Rule" Cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, not yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #727 from lugia_2001:
         can you start giving $$$$ prizes at the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "DUST BUNNIES ON MY HEAD"
master_trainer_mike says, "I WISH THEY WERE REAL HARES INSTEAD"
master_trainer_mike says, "(an ode to the balding males)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Anyone seen any good anime lately?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #728 from flying_dragonair:
         what is beat poetry?
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out So I Married an Axe Murderer, it has a funny beat poetry section in te movie."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #729 from magmar2000:
         I know pesky work and social lifes get in the way, but how are you guysdoing in Gold/Silver?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmm, haven't played it since last time yet......"
master_trainer_pat says, "I still have not played since we last talked. We'll get some time on the flight to NJ next week I'm sure."
master_trainer_pat says, "Though I did start a new game for Dreamcast...Jet Grind Radio."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm such a nerd."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #730 from schmoo:
         Do you prefer to make Pokemon asleep, confused, paralyzed, or poisoned??? I like poison.
master_trainer_mike says, "And I am getting far in SSX on my playstation 2!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Poison and Confusion at the same time."
master_trainer_mike says, "I prefer confusion, they have to deal with it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Good combo!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #731 from lordjay23:
         What's wrong with the Hurloon Wrangler (Denim Minotaur)
master_trainer_mike says, "That is so 80's......."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, I think it's pretty funny."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #732 from flying_dragonair:
         Does Fey'lya know you're massacreing the Bothans?
master_trainer_pat says, "Are you trying to impress us?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #734 from ikendall:
         Harriot, sweet harriot....
master_trainer_mike says, "RIDING YOUR FESTOONED CHARIOT!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No progress."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #738 from lugia_2001:
         can i e-mail you guys and send deck reports because i have a lot of never-before-seen-awesome decks??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, sure. Send it to custserv@wizards.com or topdeck@wizards.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #739 from marril2000:
         Do you ever see your self on the show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?
master_trainer_mike says, "Regis Philbin scares me....................."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope. We're already millionaires...we just do this for fun."
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #740 from ikendall:
         Am I paranoid, or are WotC releasing set REALLY fast in the UK to catchup with the US?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are working towards getting releases worldwide aligned with japanese releases. Hopefully within the next 18 months."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #741 from ikendall:
         did you know that 312.5 bothans died tonight because of you?
master_trainer_mike says, "what is the limit in this state?"
master_trainer_pat says, ".5, awfully short Bothan?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #744 from schmoo:
         Will you ever make a game show called Who Wants To Be A Pokecardaire???Where you answer questions to win cards???
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm. no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #745 from ikendall:
         there should be a baby weedle. they could call him "Weedie", or"Weed" or "Mike"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes but then breakfast would have a whole new meanigwhen they say to eat your Wheaties......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #746 from waruimyuutsuu:
         what's a bothan?
master_trainer_pat says, "let's not get into it..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #747 from marril2000:
         So who would be the winner of SURVIVOR out of the MTM's stuck on a tripic island for 39 days?
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh).....I hated that show...."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sides what is a tripic island anyway?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #748 from dscreamer:
         Worldwide simutaneous releases of a set would be something to see...
master_trainer_mike says, "We are working towards it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #749 from magmar2000:
         Mike, Washington state alows 356 Bothans. Better be carefull everyone... ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahhhh."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #751 from lugia_2001:
         do any of yall MT's play Apprentice?
master_trainer_mike says, "I don't."
darkmt_mike says, "No time."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #752 from waruimyuutsuu:
         i am really wondering what a bothan is.
master_trainer_mike says, "A race form Return of te Last Jedi."
master_trainer_pat says, "You ever seen Star Wars man?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #755 from scrye_fung:
         What would be a typical day for a MT? 3-5 hours on the phone to answer rules questions?
master_trainer_mike says, "Lots of meetings, Pat also does tech support for oursoftware, playtesting, databse updating."
master_trainer_mike says, "Several donut breaks."
master_trainer_pat says, "E-mail and phone calls, playtesting sometimes late into the night."
master_trainer_mike says, "email, snail mail, writing for Top Deck...."
master_trainer_pat says, "Go home and game some more."
master_trainer_pat says, "Eat, breathe, sleep games."
master_trainer_mike says, "go through all our cool free stuff :)"
darkmt_mike says, "Meetings"
master_trainer_mike says, "realize how lucky we are to get paid to do this great job!"
darkmt_mike says, "More meetings"
master_trainer_mike says, "do what we can to keep the game fun for you all....."
darkmt_mike says, "Meetings for that"
master_trainer_mike says, "then some more donutsss."
master_trainer_pat says, "Let's call a meeting to decide when the next meeting will be."
darkmt_mike says, "Sigh"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #757 from scrye_fung:
         MTP .. not only a Pokemon expert but a Computer Expert not bad. Do you program?
master_trainer_pat says, "You overestimate my abilities...to be sure."
master_trainer_mike says, "I do lots of graphic work (you may see some of it someday...........)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #758 from koga101:
         MTZ lives. And will be taking challenges at the STS from all who dare to compete.
master_trainer_mike says, "EXCEPT THAT WE FIRED HIM!!!!!! :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Let him blow his own horn alittle."
darkmt_mike says, "He will be there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #761 from waruimyuutsuu:
         To MT_MIKE: Are u Michael G. Ryan becaue your author bios are the best.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry not me, he is pretty funny though huh?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #759 from lugia_2001:
         do Bothans live in Bothan, Masechusetts?
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHH..........not funny"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #760 from ikendall:
         hint:have another trivia contest, it was groovy

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #762 from schmoo:
         Do you watch the Simpsons???
master_trainer_mike says, "We'll pass along the trivia contest idea."
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh yeah."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #763 from dscreamer:
         Don't you think Computer Error is an awesome card?
master_trainer_pat says, "I would rate it only fair."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm, no."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #764 from lugia_2001:
         do you guys have any kind of Instant Messenger service?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not at work, sorry."
darkmt_mike says, "I just don't have time for it."
master_trainer_pat says, "Too distracting."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're trying to play some games here!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #766 from schmoo:
         On Computer Error, why is the Promo symbol higher than it should be???

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #765 from scrye_fung:
         DMTM. Thx for the NDAs. Working on making a program to filter those files in < 30s :) Faster then WotC turn around rate for Pokemon chat logs .. hehe.
master_trainer_mike says, "V'ger did it!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Your welcome:)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't know why the promo symbol is different on Comp Error."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #767 from scrye_fung:
         Hey don't say that (instant messengers). All of us (minus one) in TC have AIM. Go nag Chrisbo to get it, please!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but we do have to work and that takes up too much time. Feel free to email us though."
darkmt_mike says, "no time. Sorry."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's just way too distracting for us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #768 from lugia_2001:
         any more trainer promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet........"
master_trainer_mike says, "back to beat poetry I guess..................."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #769 from waruimyuutsuu:
         MT_Mike, what's ur byline in Topdeck?
master_trainer_mike says, "no byline but Pat and I wrote this month's game puzzle. You'll see more puzzles from us, and some articles form me in future issues."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #770 from flying_dragonair:
         Why aren't there any Fighting promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Good question!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #771 from lugia_2001:
         what was your e-mail again?
master_trainer_pat says, "custserv@wizards.com if you want it to get to one of us just put Attn: MT in the subject line."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #772 from lugia_2001:
         what is the next "W" promo card AFTER Vulpix?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #773 from scrye_fung:
         No I meant that you should ask Chrisbo to get AIM. He's the last hold-out on TC. :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Why don't you ask him then?"
master_trainer_pat says, "He probably knows he won't get any work done if cavesin."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #774 from schmoo:
         Will you ever have Pokemon Cards as the prizes in boxes of cereal???
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so."
master_trainer_mike says, "People kept accidently eating the cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #776 from dscreamer:
         Who made the Blaine's Magmar/Misty puzzle?
master_trainer_mike says, "That was an earlier author/editor who is so busy with other projects that we are helping out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #777 from haymakermaker:
         Using Recall, will Energy Loop return the Psychic Energy to your hand with Sabrina's Kadabra?
master_trainer_pat says, "If you have the correct Abra underneath S. Kadabra."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #775 from waruimyuutsuu:
         There are fighting promos in japanese.
master_trainer_mike says, "cool"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #779 from haymakermaker:
         Does it cost anything to have a DCI tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #780 from lugia_2001:
         could you make the Booster boxes like the magoc ones and have like 56 packs?
master_trainer_pat says, "Uh, when was the last time you saw a 56 pack Magic Booster Box??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #781 from waruimyuutsuu:
         I read in a topdeck that major supermarkets will have the TCG league. Has it happened yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't think so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #782 from waruimyuutsuu:
         how do u join DCI, my gym leader didn't let me?
master_trainer_mike says, "What? If you join the league, you get a DCI membership card free, if they are out of them, have them call their supplier."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #783 from lugia_2001:
         i mean could you make the pokemon booster boxes have more packs in it!
master_trainer_mike says, "Why? It would cost even more? No plans to do that."
master_trainer_mike says, "OK, besides Dark Wiggylzard, what else is good deck tech to try?"
master_trainer_mike says, "or do I have to try to rhymr again."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #784 from dscreamer:
         Try an offensive Chansey deck!
master_trainer_mike says, "With what besides Chansey?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #785 from lugia_2001:
         have to email you the contents, no name for the other decks yet
master_trainer_mike says, "please do :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, let's wrap it up for this week Mike."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, its gotten a bit silly (Pat's fault not mine!!) and no new questions so it is time to call it a day."
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks for coming and putting up with our general nuttiness today."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, be here same poketime, same pokechannel next week for more adventures of Bullwinkle Mike and Rocky the flying Pat!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "adios!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Right....what???"