Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, November 16, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


master_trainer_pat says, "LOooK Out EasT CoaST! HeRE wE coME!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeehaa!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're frantically making last minute deck tweaks and getting ourselves ready for New Jersey...can anyone tell us where the closest Krispy Kreme donut shop is to the Newark Airport?"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH BABY!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And NO Bothans have died for this exciting episode of:"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "I thought we were through w/ Minty Fresh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "THE MT CHAT HOUR SHOW!!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(mt sounds kind of like empty doesn't it???)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Today's slogan should be: Krispy Kreme or Bust!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Blech......."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm a dunkin donuts man myself!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway:"
master_trainer_mike says, "First here is a long technical explanation of my most hated card (taking the place of ditto): Brock's Ninetails:"
master_trainer_mike says, "You CAN attach more than one evolution card to Brock's Ninetails, but of course, ONLY once per turn. Brock's Ninetails will then betreated as that latest evolution card so attached. If you decide to discard the latest evolution card attached, then Brock's Ninetails will revert to being Brock's Ninetails and NOT any previous still attached evolution cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon power states that you treat Brock's Ninetails as the latest attached evolution card. It does NOT state anywhere that itwould revert to any previous attached cards. So any previous attached cards would simply stay in play not affecting Brock's Ninetails. The controller could discard those cards as the power states. Or if Brock's Ninetails becomes Asleep,Confused, or Paralyzed then all of those evolution cards are discarded. If Brock's Ninetails leaves play (scooped up) etc. then those attached cards also leave play as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "To head off any other confusion, the ruling about with Ditto can be explained as follows."
master_trainer_mike says, "If Ditto is copying Brock's Ninetails and then has an evolution card attached and then Ditto loses its Pokemon power (thus changing back to Ditto and the evolution card is still attached but does NOT affect Ditto) and then regains its Transform Power and changes back into Brock's Ninetails, it would change back into its last state of "Brock's Ninetails being treated as the attached evolution card". It does NOT turn into Brock's Ninetails and then reshapeshift into the attached card. There is a difference."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ditto remember's what it was in its last state and when it retransforms that memory is still there. This is why you can't keep benching Ditto to reuse a once per turn Pokemon power that the Defending Pokemon has (such as Gengar's Curse)."
master_trainer_mike says, "(phew)..............................."
master_trainer_mike says, "Who invented this card?!?!?! Genghis Khan?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, on with the snbow."
master_trainer_mike says, "errr. show"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from rocketelectabuzz:
         will there be a special promo at the STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "No special promo for the STS that we're aware of anyway?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from chrisbo:
         So MTMike, have you ever tried Krispy Kreme donuts? I think you'd likethem better than Dunkin's.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmm, I'm from Vermont, we didn't have Krsipy Cremethere. We had an old man that beat donuts out with a rusty shovel."
master_trainer_mike says, "AND WE LIKED IT!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You kids nowadays, you have it so easy."
master_trainer_pat says, ""In my day we had 7 miles in the snow for a hot buscuit...and that's it"
master_trainer_mike says, "& miles? You had it easy!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We had to crawl on our bellies 15 miles pushing a pebble with our nose,"
master_trainer_pat says, "Luxxury!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND WE LIKED IT!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #5 from rocketelectabuzz:
         will Qaulifyed players be treated any differnetly than regular players at the STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll have a slot held for you just like everyone who pre-registered"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from pikabruce:
         If Brock's Ninetales has several other evolution cards attached, can Recall be played to use any attack from any of those evolutions (assuming you meetthe attack's other requirements)?
master_trainer_mike says, "No it cannot. Brock's Ninetails will never count orbe able to count as any previously attached evolution cards (for its shapeshiftpower) taht are still in play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from thamaster:
         Ant thing u want to tell us about : Promos, Neo:Generation, new-er setsor more tournements?
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be too easy!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not like when I was a kid......."
master_trainer_pat says, "There's lots that I want to say that I just can't at the moment...donuts are at stake...you know the drill...and these are Krispy Kreme donuts we're talkin' about!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We used to have to chase each other around with lawnrakes just to keep the leaves from ever hitting the yard."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from thundrchld:
         its too late to rpe register for the ECSTS right? I jsut found I am able to go today ;/
master_trainer_mike says, "AND WE LIKED IT!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's too late to pre-register, but you can still showup and try to get in on Saturday."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from articuno21:
         You like your Playstation 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOOYAH!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "SSX Snowboarding is very slick."
master_trainer_mike says, "AND WE LIKED IT!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from megabestia1:
         If you attach brock's protection to one of your pokemon when you discard it?
master_trainer_pat says, "It stays there until the Pokemon it's on leaves play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from lugia_2001:
         any news on NEO?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, Neo does mean new......................."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #12 from chrisbo:
         Technical clarification: Lt. Surge's Secret Plan says, "when you flip that card over, if it isn't a Basic Pokemon, discard it". So what do you do if the flipped card is a Mysterious Fossil or Clefairy Doll?
master_trainer_pat says, "Both those cards _act_ as basic Pokemon when they're in play, so you wouldn't have to discard them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from pikabruce:
         Is the plural of "Vulpix": Vulpixes, Vulpixi, or Vulpixa?
master_trainer_mike says, "Plurals!!! We didn't have plurals when we were kids."
master_trainer_mike says, "If we wanted to talk about 5 rocks, we had to say look at the rock rock rock rock rock."
master_trainer_mike says, "AND WE LIKED IT!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from magmar2000:
         If you guys are ever in Japan, have some Mr. Donuts. Very good. :)
master_trainer_pat says, "Is that anything like 'Mr. Sparkle' from the Simpson's? If I ever get over to Akibara(sp?) I'll check them out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from koffing109:
         about what time will the pokemon card neo genises come?
master_trainer_mike says, "In the next few months."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from rocketelectabuzz:
         Will T-shirts be given(or sold) out at the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably at the retail location."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from marril2000:
         Will you MTs be checking in the people that preregisered?
master_trainer_mike says, "No we have to set up the Space Weedle."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from rocketelectabuzz:
         How many people are preregistered as far as you know?
master_trainer_pat says, "Last I checked it was over 300, close to 4."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from marril2000:
         How many booster pack desisnes are on there for Neo Gen?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from thundrchld:
         whats the neo prerelease gonna be?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think there will be one, but we'll dig deeperand let you know"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from articuno21:
         geez mike. How old are you? 15 miles on your belly? I'm thinking 75 here
master_trainer_mike says, "Young for a mountain, old for a head of lettuce, fora Master Trainer I am just right (and not 745!!!)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from thundrchld:
         i was talking with a few people online that don't care for pokemon, butsaid that wizards is going broke. is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmm....NOT AT ALLL!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "geez"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from marril2000:
         What was the last number in the data base today?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say."
master_trainer_pat says, "That wouldn't be accurate anyway..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from rocketelectabuzz:
         As far as i know there is no dunkin donuts near the convention center, will you be able to survive this weekend?
master_trainer_mike says, "I plan on getting a donutascoscopy before I go."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from marril2000:
         Where are you in GS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Still have not played since the day I bought it....MTMike is the same way. I'm sure we'll get in alittle time on the flight tomorrow."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from marril2000:
         Are you in NJ yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "We haven't started crawling there yet......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope. Still right here at our secret lair atop the Space Needle."
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT WE"LL LIKE IT!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from koffing109:
         Will there be any more promo pokemon cards after the pikachu that comeswith pokemon the movie 2000? if so which ones? (if known)
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure but nothing we can talk about yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, don't forget the B-day Pikachu that will be given out as a prize for the web contest on Dec. 1st."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from marril2000:
         When neo comes out will the bottom of future promo card's change were Weekness and Resistance is?
master_trainer_pat says, "Let's see...yeah. Looks like that may happen."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from soslowpoke:
         If Giovanni's Nidoqueen uses Love Lariat and you don't have Giovanni's Nidoking on your bench, do you still have to flip a coin for succes?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would, heads the attack does 50, tails it does nothing."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from rocketelectabuzz:
         Do i need my DCI card for the STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you're number should be fine...if you don't one we'll just issue you a new one. Your badge book is more important."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from marril2000:
         any luck on seeing a real MTM's Weedle? (American Imakuni)
master_trainer_mike says, "Secret evil plans are working towards their secret evil fruition."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from articuno21:
         What is the Official pronouciation of NEO? Not your guy's pronounciation. I asked this last week a I want a serious answer. (sorry if I sound harsh)
master_trainer_pat says, "Hate to rain on your parade Articuo21 but there isn'ta super secret special panel for "Official Pronunciations' here. We call it NEE-O."
master_trainer_mike says, "I like to say it with a sort of New Englander twang. "Hey buddy, want some NE-AYO?????""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from megabestia1:
         Can you use gust of wind on a mysterious fossil that is as the opponent's active pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "YOu gust up one from te Bench, not the active Pokemon. Yes you could in this case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from marril2000:
         Can you put in a surgestion on what cards you want Wizards to try and get?
master_trainer_mike says, "To be honest, no. But thank you nonetheless."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from marril2000:
         like promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "got milk?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from marril2000:
         #34 35 and this one are the same
master_trainer_mike says, "O"
master_trainer_mike says, "There were 3 promos that looked the same"
master_trainer_mike says, "And promos were their name O!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #37 from soslowpoke:
         How many Bothans does it take to screw in a light bulb?
master_trainer_pat says, "OK I'll bite. How many? and How many died to screw it in?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from marril2000:
         Nice picture in topdeck
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you."
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanx man."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from chrisbo:
         So what steps are you taking to ensure that the Space Weedle safely reaches its destination this time?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is being shipped with our stufdf. We no longer trust the airlines..........trust no one....question authority......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #41 from rocketelectabuzz:
         The space weedle will be there for our veiwing pleasure?How big is it?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's about 7.5 ft tall."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from soslowpoke:
         Are there 4 neo theme decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from marril2000:
         Will I be able to see you setup the space weedle?
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably not, I think we're going to try to set it uplate Friday after we arrive since we'll be seriously busy on Saturday."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from soslowpoke:
         Will there be a new neo starter deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure, I hope so 'cause I already have an awful lot of 1st ed. Machamps"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from darkstalker0:
         If I have a Misty's Staryu active (Star Boomerang) and I use star boomerang with 4 +powers on it. If I flip heads, do the +powers go into my hand too?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from magmar2000:
         A fact from Pokeschool (I acutally went to US Census site to get the info ;)) More Gold and Silver has been sold then the population of Utah. ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks, Cliff."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from soslowpoke:
         Will the Weakness and Resistance layout be changed for neo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. It will be similar to the Japanese Neo cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #51 from megabestia1:
         How do you enter in the web contest that is giving away the B.Day pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "Here's what I've been able to gather about that contest."
master_trainer_pat says, "It will be some type of trivia or Q&A thing where yousend in your answers and the first (X amount) of correct responses we get will be sent B-day Pikachu's"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't hold me to that...but that's close to what it should be."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from koffing109:
         is imakuni's doduo in the american gym set?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, none of the Imakuni's cards made it in to our Gymsets."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from megabestia1:
         can I use a switch trainer on a misterious fossil if it's my active pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "If you have a P-mon on your bench to Switch with."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from marril2000:
         Can you put in a sergestion for witch promo cards you want to come out?
master_trainer_pat says, "There's not really a way to do that, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from soslowpoke:
         Bothans can't screw in light bulbs because they're already dead
master_trainer_pat says, "bad joke, no donut."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from ihave26mews:
         Where is the Space Weedle going?
master_trainer_pat says, "NeW JeRSey! and THe EasT CoASt STs!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from lugia_2001:
         what can you tell us about NEO:Genesis??
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid we can't tell you much at all just yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from marril2000:
         Will the spaceweedle be in the same area of the Neo display? If not where can I find it?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know that we have a specific location yet...we'll find someplace cool I'm sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from koffing109:
         in the american neo will there be the promo 9 card set?
master_trainer_pat says, "That is a big question mark for us(MT Mike and I), we've shown that we can do those 9-card promo sets"
master_trainer_pat says, "w/ the Pikachu World Collection...but I don't know ifwe'll ever do one for the US...it would be cool if it was the Neo one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from magmar2000:
         Any word if you guys are going with the new look on the Pokemon cards like Japanese NEO?
master_trainer_pat says, "The weakness/resistance area is different...it looks like the Japanese Neo cards do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from marril2000:
         MTM, will you be judging the 11-14 area?
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike had to step away for a meeting for a sec...I think he'll be in that section or hamming it up for the public in the main STS area. Don't know for sure."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll be in 10 and under again I think."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from chrisbo:
         So can you tell us if there will be any "first look" at any english Neostuff at the STS this weekend (like you did with Gym at the West STS), or will we have to wait and find out from other websites next week?
master_trainer_pat says, "You're going to have to wait and see. We have been given no advance word on that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from rocketelectabuzz:
         Will the top 8 at the STS go to the finals??
master_trainer_pat says, "The top 8 from each age group, I believe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from marril2000:
         What will the expantion symbol on the Neo Gen. cards look like?
master_trainer_pat says, "Ask me next week, maybe I'll be able to say then..."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from articuno21:
         Will we be notified of the amount of B-day Pikas to be sent. Like what number you need to be to get one
master_trainer_pat says, "I think the contest information should tell you that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #69 from thundrchld:
         wheres the aplce i can find all the erratas on cards.. i heard there was even 4 apges on ditto
master_trainer_pat says, "The best place I know of is Team Compendium web site...you can get to it through the Pokegym web site goto www.psylum.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from koffing109:
         will there be an american neo charizard?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, I don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from lugia_2001:
         are NEO english cards already being printed (waiting to be shiped to stores) or are they in the drawing/translation process??
master_trainer_pat says, "Not gonna go there Lugia."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from koffing109:
         will the japanese southern islands come out in american?
master_trainer_pat says, "That one and the vending set are kinda in set limbo...I don't know how or if we'll do those sets."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #73 from lugia_1986:
         how can the Pokemon Leauge is shut down
master_trainer_pat says, "Because, 9 seasons was all we could squeeze out of the 8 badge original plan. By starting next year we do two things:"
master_trainer_pat says, "Let the retailers have their store space back for theall-important holiday season and 2) give us a chace to print new League materials and _try_ to get all the locations on the same page."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Are any new promos planned?
master_trainer_pat says, "There are several in the planning stages and many that have been printed; waiting to go out. B-day Pikachu and Vending set Pikachu are the first of those."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from koffing109:
         will the japanese11 cd promos come out in american?
master_trainer_pat says, "dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from soslowpoke:
         How many cards are in Neo Genisis?
master_trainer_pat says, "too specific, I have to back off from that one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from lugia_1986:
         how can i got to STS wehn I"m in Canada
master_trainer_pat says, "Just drive south and take a left at NY."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from koffing109:
         will there be a contest for the american neo just like the one you had for base set 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not sure on that one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from koffing109:
         i hope you don't mind but someone already asked this question so i'll ask again. when will the contest for the b-day pikachu be held?
master_trainer_pat says, "Dec. 1st on our web site."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from soslowpoke:
         can you make Metal Energy the prerelease for neo?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #81 from chrisbo:
         So guys, have *you personally* seen any of the english Neo stuff (in design, pre-printing phase, etc.) yet? P.S. My services as a proofreader are still at your disposal if you want them; I've got great credentials too (T.C.).
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmm, no (back form a meeting)."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, Metal energy for a pre-release but Yes we have seen some Neo stuff."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from koffing109:
         will there be an american neo lugia?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yuppers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from magmar2000:
         How do you anticipate the 15/3 deck restrictions to go at the STS. I will be able to see, since Pokeschool is holding a tournament with the 15/3 restriction tomorrow. Sort of a STS Warm Up if you will. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, as you all should know by now, this was proposed for this event only as a changeup in order to encourage some diverse thinking."
master_trainer_mike says, "I am excited to see what comes of it."
master_trainer_mike says, "It might be good it might be bad but at least we don't know going in (as in the past with the same 2 archetypes always being played)."
master_trainer_pat says, "I can only say that it will based on the Neo stuff and that some changes will be made from our experiences running the 1st year of the Leagues."
master_trainer_pat says, "That question was about the year 2 of the Leagues, obviously."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from thamaster:
         Why does england have about 6 leauges scattered across the country and most of them are ones with 4 yr old kids either trading or playing with a 10 charizard deck that dont bother evolving or anything just "FIRE SPIN>>>U R DEAD>>>>I WIN YAY!"
master_trainer_mike says, "If the league you go to is a bit disorganized jump in and offer to help. Pokemon is a younger game in the UK and it tooks a hwile before many people knew how to play here remember?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from ecc2000:
         I've herd from my friends that Lugia takes 4 different energy to use his attack in jappense. Will he still use 4 different energy in american?
master_trainer_pat says, "Lugia uses 3 different energy...he'll be the same in English."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from lugia_1986:
         How come there aren't any mall tour/HUGE tournament in Canada (Alberta,Calgary). I think this is not fair to us, maybe you should talk to people incharge of the tours next time
master_trainer_mike says, "Mall Tours and premiere events take place in the larger markets near major population centers. We can only manage so many a year and their locations are deteremined by market potential and the number of people that can go."
master_trainer_mike says, "Unfortunately much of Canada is less populated than areas like NYC or Chicago."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're still trying to get some more tournaments up there..."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be more in the future though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from chrisbo:
         I saw a deck article this week with a cool strategy using Erika's Dragonair to "Take Away" the opponent's pokes back into their deck. Only problem is that it seems to take too long to build E's Dragonair back up. Any suggestions on how to speed this up?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can always slow down your opponent with Energy Removal or Trapping their hand."
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, some guys have tried that here as well...it's alittle slow like you say."
master_trainer_mike says, "Make usre to use Erika's Maids to get those two cards back form the deck to your hand quickly as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from koffing109:
         can and could you make the american lugia prerelease?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from soslowpoke:
         Will neo come out before 2001?
master_trainer_mike says, "All we know is that it will be out within the next few months."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from koffing109:
         will there be any more pokemon movies?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think so, didn't the 3rd one just come out in Japan."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon:The Bothans Strike Back!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from marril2000:
         can you give any of the new rules that will be included in Neo Gen.?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not quite yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #97 from calathon:
         Can you use Scoop Up on a Clefairy Doll or a Mysterious Fossil?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from nickandneo:
         I have a Charizard,active, with a Double Colorless and 2 fire energies.I used firespin. Do you discard the DCE,and the Fire energy or you just disacrdthe DCE, or do you just disacrd the 2 fire energies?
master_trainer_pat says, "For Fire spin you have to discard 2 _cards_ that are providing fire energy. So either the 2 fire energy or the DCE and a fire energy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from soslowpoke:
         do you know what Lugia's attack name or exact cost for it is?>
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry can't announce specifics yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from ecc2000:
         What type will american Lugia be:Colorless or Psychic? I realy want to know.
master_trainer_mike says, "Same answer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from ecc2000:
         What type will american HO-OH be:fire or colorless I would realy liketo know.
master_trainer_mike says, "Again, same answer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from nickandneo:
         In your opinion MTM or MTP, how would the TCG change when NeoGenisis comes out, like differenet decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well there are new stadium cards that deal with someof the game inbalances......"
master_trainer_mike says, "Also new energy types to try"
master_trainer_mike says, "New tough stage 2 pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "baby pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "pokemon tools"
master_trainer_mike says, "blah blah blah"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from waruimyuutsuu:
         does the damage effect of darkness energy remain if it is benched>
master_trainer_pat says, "We won't be answering rules questions an Neo cards yet...sorry."
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from ecc2000:
         Are they coming out with american Seribii?Because in Gold and Silver versions you cant find him.
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from articuno21:
         have you guys planned promos for the third Pokemon movei?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are in the works....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from marril2000:
         What will be on display at the Neo Gen. display?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it will basically be packaging for Neo:Genesis"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from calathon:
         If you can use Scoop Up on Doll or Fossil, why not a card played using Surge's Secret Plan? Both say "Treat that card as a Basic Pokemon".
master_trainer_mike says, "The cards are not intended to be used that way......."
master_trainer_mike says, "Mysterious Fossil says play it as a basic Pokemon."
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't because Secret Plan says you must flip thecard over if you play something that would effect it or that you would need to know what it is for."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from nickandneo:
         Pat or Mike: What is your favorite NeoGenisis Pokémon?
master_trainer_mike says, "I do like to saythe word Flaafy though."
master_trainer_pat says, "Elekid rox."
master_trainer_mike says, "FLAAFY FLAAFY FLAAFY"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from koffing109:
         will there be any neo promos
master_trainer_mike says, "Most likely"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from waruimyuutsuu:
         Does WOTC ever actually change the card because a lot of people ask if the "american" card is different?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, like Brock's Ninetales. The English one cannot use P-mon Powers of the card you attach."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from koffing109:
         will the dark pokemon be in the american neo set?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes but they are now called Darkness Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from soslowpoke:
         Announcements?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, here is an advanced and final ruling on Brock's Ninetails."
master_trainer_mike says, "You CAN attach more than one evolution card to Brock's Ninetails, but of course, ONLY once per turn. Brock's Ninetails will then betreated as that latest evolution card so attached. If you decide to discard the latest evolution card attached, then Brock's Ninetails will revert to being Brock's Ninetails and NOT any previous still attached evolution cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon power states that you treat Brock's Ninetails as the latest attached evolution card. It does NOT state anywhere that itwould revert to any previous attached cards. So any previous attached cards would simply stay in play not affecting Brock's Ninetails. The controller could discard those cards as the power states. Or if Brock's Ninetails becomes Asleep,Confused, or Paralyzed then all of those evolution cards are discarded. If Brock's Ninetails leaves play (scooped up) etc. then those attached cards also leave play as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "To head off any other confusion, the ruling about with Ditto can be explained as follows."
master_trainer_mike says, "If Ditto is copying Brock's Ninetails and then has an evolution card attached and then Ditto loses its Pokemon power (thus changing back to Ditto and the evolution card is still attached but does NOT affect Ditto) and then regains its Transform Power and changes back into Brock's Ninetails, it would change back into its last state of "Brock's Ninetails being treated as the attached evolution card". It does NOT turn into Brock's Ninetails and then reshapeshift into the attached card. There is a difference."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ditto remember's what it was in its last state and when it retransforms that memory is still there. This is why you can't keep benching Ditto to reuse a once per turn Pokemon power that the Defending Pokemon has (such as Gengar's Curse)."
master_trainer_mike says, "(phew)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from lugia_1986:
         do you guys get cards for free or do u guys buy them
master_trainer_pat says, "We get some for free but I usually end up buying quite abit anyway"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from supra:
         would rainbow be able to count as darkness or steel energy?ż
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it could but it would not gain te special abilities of those special non-basic energy cards (like it could be used for colorlessbut would not gain the abilities of full heal or potion energy)."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's the last Neo rules question we'll answer."
master_trainer_mike says, "For now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #116 from supra:
         can u explain how Surge's Secret Plan works?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is an awful card......"
master_trainer_pat says, "It really is not that good."
master_trainer_mike says, "Use it to bluff that you have a Pokemon on your bench that the other player doesn't know what it is, but that's all I would ever useit for."
master_trainer_pat says, "Or to build up energy on a P-mon without you're opponent knowing which one."
master_trainer_mike says, "Toss it in with Pokeflute and Clefairy Doll as useless trainers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from articuno21:
         Mareep and Flaafy RULE! But not as much as weedle ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from nickandneo:
         I am curious. What Promotional Numbero (number) will be the Pikachu on the Pokémon the Movie 2000 on VHS and DVD?
master_trainer_pat says, "27."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from soslowpoke:
         Are there Slowpoke and Slowking in Genisis? If so, are they good?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say gang."
master_trainer_pat says, "soslowpoke...give it up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from chrisbo:
         So when are we going to find out what DMTM's cryptic message "A Modest Proposal 3" (PokeGym) is all about. Is he related to Linda Blair or something?
master_trainer_mike says, "We never know what he is typing on the Gym, we triedtying him to his desk but he escaped anayway."
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't evn figure it out half the time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from light_legend:
         Will pokemon ever be allowed to sideboard
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in the current format no. Maybe in the future??Who knows."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from ecc2000:
         Will the two new types"Dark and Steel" appear on american Neo cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "As Darkness and Metal."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #123 from supra:
         if you attach Brock's Protection to a Brock's Ninetails, would it stillwork i you evolve it inot something else?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from koffing109:
         have some people made request to make them a pokemon with whatever pokemon with what moves and the design? kindda like your own personal card.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes but it will never happen."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #125 from chysamere:
         Is it true that WoTC is establishing an office in Sydney, Australia, and that they're going to control the distribution and so forth of pokemon now? Ifso, does this mean that we'll finally see some support behind sanctioned tournaments here?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's not really something we know much about..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from master_elekid:
         How long do you think, in your opinion, the STS will be?
master_trainer_mike says, "It should last until 7 pm or later (with the awards show and all)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #127 from nickandneo:
         This is a WEIRD question. Is Pokémon TCG are declared sports? They callChess a sport!
master_trainer_pat says, "I would consider it an intellectual sport."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from lugia_1986:
         how come when u guys are giving out"w" cards in magazine, u guys nevergive out Pokemon booster pack, it has to be something else
master_trainer_mike says, "Top Deck covers all of our card games and other products. Many other game players look to it for information and so we want to supply them with desirable cards as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "You have toi share."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from koffing109:
         will there be like a gym 3 expansion with the pokemon gold and silver gym leaders in it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from ecc2000:
         My friend told me that all the Neo cards together make one big picture.Is that true? PLEASE TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Haven't heard of that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from chysamere:
         Did you guys know that Ron Foster (rulebook translation) is masquarading as a level 3 magic judge in Syndey atm for GP-Sydey. Any other prominent pokemon persons (ppp's?:) do stuff like this?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, Pat likes to dress up as Underdog from time totime :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from chrisbo:
         For clarification: In Neo, "Darkness" is a type (like Fire or Water), not part of a Pokemon name (like "Dark Alakazam"), right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, it is a type, though the darkness energy card itself will be a non-basic energy (like full heal or dce)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from nickandneo:
         Are you ever going to make pre-constructed decks made completly out of Promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from master_elekid:
         12 hours?!? (Well, I'm gonna get there around 6 o'clock and that's 12 hours for me) I think it'll be worth it though.
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be a long but fun day."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from ihave26mews:
         Why did you stop making the marble damage counters?
master_trainer_mike says, "No one ever knew what they were. The cardboard couters make more sense to new players."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from master_elekid:
         Does Wizards like control you to be their puppets or something? I heardyou're gonna be busy the whole time!
master_trainer_mike says, "I've got no strings to hold me down."
master_trainer_mike says, "THERE ARE NO STRINGS ON ME!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It is work for us...we'll have fun to be sure, but we're there to do a job."
master_trainer_mike says, "Look up in the sky!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Its a bird!"
master_trainer_mike says, "It's a plane!"
master_trainer_mike says, "It's a frog!"
master_trainer_pat says, "UnDerdawgg!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not bird nor plane nor even frog, it's just li ole MT Pat"
master_trainer_mike says, "he already saiod it"
master_trainer_pat says, "UnderDawwg!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from lugia_1986:
         u guys said there is a contest on Dec. 1 and we will have to mail stuffin, and I live in canada then I will never win because it takes a week to get do to US so can we email
master_trainer_mike says, "It is based on the postage date dude."
master_trainer_mike says, "If it bothers you so much, send it fisrt class air mail."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or move closer."
master_trainer_mike says, "geez"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from supra:
         would you be able to use darkness energy on Rocket's pkmn, dark(as indark blastoise) and darkness pkmn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys we will NOT answer any more neo questions untilthe set is released ok???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from the rock2000:
         What is the next promo card coming out and when?
master_trainer_pat says, "B-day Pikachu...Dec 1st 2000."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from ecc2000:
         Will there be an expansion with the new Gym leaders like Falkener,Bugsy,Whitney,Morty,Chuck,Jasmine,
master_trainer_mike says, "Like Chuck E Cheese??????"
master_trainer_pat says, "How about Mookie Blaylock?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from chysamere:
         I use pokemon trader. I search for a pokemon, and there are none left. Do I put the card in anyway? Do I just pretend that I didnt play the card(sinceits requirements cant be fulfilled) or do I discard pokemon trader? Would the answer be the same if
master_trainer_pat says, "The card says to 'trade' if you can't do that don't put the card from your hand into your deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from chysamere:
         there were 0 cards in my deck left
master_trainer_mike says, "You could still play the Trainer BUT you would NOT be able to trade so you would NOT put a Pokemon from your hand into your deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from master_elekid:
         Aren't you guys on PST time? So that means whoever is on EST time gets to go on @ 9 P.M.? Am I correct? Or not...
master_trainer_mike says, "We are on the west coast but we don't know what you mean..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from lugia_1986:
         can we still get Jigglypuff promo if we mail u guys the CD soundtrack thing
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from nickandneo:
         Did you ever think of putting this recorded chat on your site? I know alot of unofficial web sites (like pojo.com) do it. Yoiu should do it.
master_trainer_mike says, "The chat logs are on our site but the fan sites get them up faster."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #147 from marril2000:
         What time do you leave (EST) for your trip to NJ?
master_trainer_pat says, "8 am our time so 11 am EST"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from flying_dragonair:
         If WotC wanted to change the damage counters so that new players wouldn't be confused, then painting the number ten on each would have worked. Instead, they just replaced them with little cardboard circles with the number ten on them...they don't even include something "different" that players can use as a poison marker. Do you think that cardboard poison markers might be included in future decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "We kept getting calls asking about what the jewels were for. There have been cardboard poison counters in japan, thtey might end uphere eventually, we are not sure."
master_trainer_pat says, "They wanted us to work overtime painting those little10's on damage counters and we said no. So you get cardboard...and you'll LIKEIT!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We didn't have jewels when we were kids!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We had to carve numbers into our arms with our cub scout knives to keep score,"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND WE LIKED IT!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We had to use dried kernels of corn fer damage counters....yeah!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You kids today have it so easy....."
master_trainer_mike says, "We didn't even have numbers when we were kids!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We did like it, too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Everyone was the same age and it was always the sametime!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND WE LIKED IT!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #150 from rob_cat_pz:
         Hey, I wanna ask, if you already sent your fax(the one for the sts) areu supposed to call to ask if they got it, or just go to the meadowlands. also, if u go to the meadowlands to preregister tomorrow, do u have to go early saturday? what time does it start saturday. meow
master_trainer_pat says, "no, don't call to ask cause we won't be able to tell ya. You still have to arrive and check in by 9:30 Saturday morning...I think you could check in Friday night as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from the rock2000:
         is there gonna be a vending cards set
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe but no plans yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from lugia_1986:
         can we still get other cards "W" cards from you guys
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from ihave26mews:
         Do you have to pre-register if you are not
master_trainer_mike says, "Pre-registration is done, if you already pre-regsitered then you have to check in on site."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from chysamere:
         Can I use item finder, discarding something + 1 trainer card to get that 1 traner card back into my hand?
master_trainer_pat says, "You could do that, you just can't put the Item Finderback in your hand."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from master_elekid:
         I meant to say... Since you guys are on west coast, Dec. 12 would be @ 12 midnight. So when it is 12 over there, its 9 pm in east, so east coast peoplecan go on the site @ Dec. 12 on 9 pm? Try to make sense out of this.
master_trainer_mike says, "You have it backwards my friend, when it is midnighthere it is 3 am there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from thundrchld:
         why do you guys use cheap cardboard coins in the gym theme decks when the japanese had nice arcanine,. gloom, alakzam, etc plastic coins
master_trainer_mike says, "Their decks cost more, should we raise prices????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #157 from calathon:
         Isn't http://pokegym.thedojo.com/compendium that fan site that has all the logs and rulings? :)
master_trainer_pat says, "That'd be the one."
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmm."
master_trainer_mike says, "they do a good job though, check them out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from articuno21:
         Make huge Limited Edition Damage counters weigh 5 pounds and counts for10,000 damage
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmmm.........no"
master_trainer_pat says, "I have a Poke-coin from Gold/Silver that weighs about2.5 lbs..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from nickandneo:
         What question would you ask MTP or MTM?
master_trainer_mike says, "errr, we answer questions we enevr ask them!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND WE LIKED IT!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #160 from ihave26mews:
         Do you have to pre-register if you will not battle in the STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, just show up Saturday and wait your chance to getin."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #161 from rob_cat_pz:
         who long will the tournament be(a guess, from what time to time)
master_trainer_mike says, "Most likely all day, bring water and be prepeared for a long but fun tournament."
master_trainer_pat says, "guess...probably from 11am til 8pm"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from thundrchld:
         can you stop with that we like liked it or whatever ok? its very old now you've worn it out too much
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, how about MINTY FRESH then!!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're very old."
master_trainer_mike says, "We control the chat!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Many Bothans.......We liked it......donuts......MINTY FRESH!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #163 from lugia_1986:
         what's the benifits for u guys working at WOTC
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmm, get to spout bad humor in chats???????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Seriously though, we get to help try and keep the game scene fun for you and for us as well."
master_trainer_pat says, "We get paid for playing games and talking about them...can it get any better?(trust us it is, better)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from dewgong2000:
         Will they have duel types in the Neo card expansion?
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean by duel types?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from chrisbo:
         Re: Q154, Item Finder. I thought that you could not retrieve either ofthe two discarded cards because they are not in the discard pile at the time the Item Finder is being played. Please elaborate.
master_trainer_mike says, "If a card says trade, then you cannot. This one does NOT say trade, it simply states a requirement in order to use the trainer."
master_trainer_mike says, "You play a trainer, pays its cost, then do what it says."
master_trainer_mike says, "Then discard that trainer, so you would not be able to Item Finder the Item Finder played BUT you CAN use it to bring back one of the cards discarded."
master_trainer_mike says, "If it said trade you would not be able to ."
master_trainer_mike says, "Such as Pokemon Trader states."
master_trainer_pat says, "The only card that is off-limits for returning in this case is the Item Finder that you're playing."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from rob_cat_pz:
         My friend has a rigged Lugia coin from the Neo sets. For the STS at Meadowlands, will there be a all coins allowed rule, or does it have to be tender-legal.
master_trainer_mike says, "Both players have to allow it. That Lugia coin was not made by us, so the other player could say no way if they wanted."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from calathon:
         what time do the doors open for non-tourney players going to the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "10 or 11 am, sorry we are not sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #169 from feralshade:
         When do you anticipate the Neo release date to be?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sometime within the next 3 months...how's that for specific?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from lugia_1986:
         is the Starter Set out of print since the Base set 1, Jungle and Fossilis out of print
master_trainer_mike says, "The original Starter set is out of print."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from articuno21:
         Can I use big, honkin' rocks I've found outside as damage counters?
master_trainer_mike says, "As long as both players allow it, sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #173 from njdevil18:
         I heard that there is a non-holo promo #11 Eevee, is this true, and where do I get it?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from marril2000:
         How many rounds at the main event at the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on how many people play, probably 7 or 8."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from master_elekid:
         So what is today's phrase? No more Bothian's (err... whatever)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Today's phrase should be piping hot donuts now!"
master_trainer_mike says, "shahs"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from rob_cat_pz:
         Will this be like the qualifiers? They were MINTY FRESH and WE LIKED THEM!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Except that your deck must be 15/3 compliant."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #178 from rob_cat_pz:
         hey the stuff you were hinting at was a sealed deck tournament with Gymbeing the sets used, at Seaworld in Seattle right?
master_trainer_mike says, "What? Pokemon is alove and well."
master_trainer_mike says, "And so is Magic."
master_trainer_pat says, "Not quite...actually that's completely wrong."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from scrye_fung:
         Hey Pokemon Master Trainers (and you dmtm ). When are you flying to the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "We fly out around 8 am tomorrow morning (I'll be up late packing)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from lugia_1986:
         then how can we work for WOTC
master_trainer_pat says, "Living in Seattle is a good start."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from chysamere:
         Do you think they will ever make a squee like pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Squee from JTHM?"
master_trainer_mike says, "He's cool."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from nickandneo:
         Here is an old question from a long time ago before "Your mother was born" (Beatles Song). Do you agree wityh the rumors around unofficial web sites ordo you ignore them?
master_trainer_mike says, "Many of the rumors are just that and usually false.If there is a serious problem though, we will look into it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #184 from rob_cat_pz:
         Can my cat play in the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Has he earned 5 badges???"
master_trainer_pat says, "We had to turn away Toonces at the West Coast STS..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #185 from thundrchld:
         will you have a minty fresh day today and will i meet you at the ECSTS this saturday at 10 am EST!?
master_trainer_mike says, "Excellent, many bothans died....nblah blah blah..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #186 from lugia_1986:
         is the 1st edition Machamp out of print too
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so, you can still get Starter sets can't you?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from rob_cat_pz:
         See my vest, see my vest, made from real gorilla...i mean...pikachu does ten damage right?
master_trainer_mike says, "LOL, Simpsons!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from supra:
         Can you repeat the announcements again?
master_trainer_mike says, "Just before we end I will; :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #190 from chrisbo:
         Re: Q173, I believe the non-holo Promo Eevee was a Japanese release forwhatever that subway-travel contest is called where you have to visit several different places, get a stamp, and cash it in for the promo.
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK. Thanks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from chysamere:
         Does Dmtm own your souls?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only during working hours."
master_trainer_pat says, "When we punch that time clock we're free!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from feralshade:
         It seemed practical to start Base Set II right after discontinuing Base I and Jungle to allow players access to a lot of the cards. Why isn't the same logic applied to the discontinuation of Fossil?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are still versions of the Pokemon that were inFossil available in Rocket and the Gym sets. At the time of Base Set 2, many of the Pokemon in the original 2 sets were not repeated yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #193 from feralshade:
         What exactly is a bothan?
master_trainer_pat says, "Many Bothans sacrificed themselves to deliver top secret Death Star plans to the Rebel forces in the first 3 Star Wars films."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from dewgong2000:
         When does this chat end?
master_trainer_mike says, "IN 10 minutes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #195 from njdevil18:
         I have a pic of the Eevee do you want to see it or not? I am pretty sure it is real, and it was given out for going to bunch of train stations in Japan.
master_trainer_mike says, "No thanks, it was explained to us what it is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #197 from chrisbo:
         So what else are you guys planning on doing in NJ besides the STS? Areyou going to be doing any sightseeing or take in a Broadway play or somethin'?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will be busy and then flying back Sunday night. We hope to get to meet and talk with many of you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from ihave26mews:
         are there anymore activities besides the ones showing on the page of the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "There might be, not sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #199 from chysamere:
         If Wotc decided that they would only be ordering one type of donut from now on, you wouldn't let it be maple bars would you?
darkmt_mike says, "YES!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not while there was a breath left in MY body.........."
master_trainer_pat says, "Of course not, you don't know us very well do you?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #200 from njdevil18:
         So the Eevee is real then???
darkmt_mike says, "We can arrange that."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sonds like it is."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #202 from chrisbo:
         Hey DMTM is here!! What's up with your latest "modest proposal 3" (PokeGym)?
master_trainer_pat says, "He only shows up for the Maple Bar jokes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok here is the announcements again, dealing with Brock's Ninetails."
master_trainer_mike says, "You CAN attach more than one evolution card to Brock's Ninetails, but of course, ONLY once per turn. Brock's Ninetails will then betreated as that latest evolution card so attached. If you decide to discard the latest evolution card attached, then Brock's Ninetails will revert to being Brock's Ninetails and NOT any previous still attached evolution cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon power states that you treat Brock's Ninetails as the latest attached evolution card. It does NOT state anywhere that itwould revert to any previous attached cards. So any previous attached cards would simply stay in play not affecting Brock's Ninetails. The controller could discard those cards as the power states. Or if Brock's Ninetails becomes Asleep,Confused, or Paralyzed then all of those evolution cards are discarded. If Brock's Ninetails leaves play (scooped up) etc. then those attached cards also leave play as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "To head off any other confusion, the ruling about with Ditto can be explained as follows."
master_trainer_mike says, "If Ditto is copying Brock's Ninetails and then has an evolution card attached and then Ditto loses its Pokemon power (thus changing back to Ditto and the evolution card is still attached but does NOT affect Ditto) and then regains its Transform Power and changes back into Brock's Ninetails, it would change back into its last state of "Brock's Ninetails being treated as the attached evolution card". It does NOT turn into Brock's Ninetails and then reshapeshift into the attached card. There is a difference."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ditto remember's what it was in its last state and when it retransforms that memory is still there. This is why you can't keep benching Ditto to reuse a once per turn Pokemon power that the Defending Pokemon has (such as Gengar's Curse)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from dewgong2000:
         How is the Gym Challenge expansion different from the Gym Heros expansion?
master_trainer_mike says, "126 different cards, together both sets completed the gym set form japan."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, we gotta go pack for the STS. Still making decks like worker elves."
master_trainer_mike says, "Gotta get a hair cut, wash my clothes, get all spiffed up for the public,"
master_trainer_mike says, "we don;t care what we look like here but you might so we'll spiffy oursleves up for ya."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to meet many of you there."
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh...I knew I was forgeting something. I have to pack! See you on Saturday. Krispy Kreme here we come!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye gang"