Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, November 30, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor
Contributions by CHRISBO of Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hey gang!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MT Pat's computer apparently hates him (must be all the times he kicks it). So he crashed again, so I will start with my rules announcements and he will hop in in a minute."
master_trainer_mike says, "Erika's Clefairy has an attack called Lunar Power, that has you flip a coin, If heads, search your deck for a card that evolves from 1 of your Benched Pokemon and put that card on that Pokemon. (This counts as evolving that Pokemon.) You CAN play this attack on the first turn and you can even choose a Pokemon on your Bench that you just played this turn. This attack (like Koga's Kakuna's Emerge Pokemon Power or TR Magikarp's Rapid Evolution attack) all break the standard "can't evolve turn 1 or the turn it was played" rule."
master_trainer_mike says, "To make it easier to understand, the standard evolution rules (Can't evolve turn 1 or the turn it was played) deal with the standard means of evolving; meaning taking the next Stage Pokemon from your hand and placing it on a Pokemon. Since these attacks and powers have you take a card from your deck and place it, they are NOT stopped by the standard evolution limits. This also falls under the term "played". Aerodactyl's Pokemon Power "Prehistoric Power" says No more Evolution cards can be played. The above attacks and powers would NOT be affected by this as those cards are not "played" (meaning played from your hand)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Now for some good news, the Space Weedle has once more made it back home!!! He says he doesn't know why he can never seem to make it out to the public but will keep on trying."
master_trainer_mike says, "And for those of you tired of hearing "Minty Fresh", "Many Bothans died" or the ubiquitous donut comments, we have decided that this week's chat is a PHRASE-FREE ZONE."
master_trainer_mike says, "So anyone using catch phrases this week "has been sacked.".....OOPS!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Welcome back, we hope that everyone had a great Thankgiving and that everyone who attaned the East Coast STS the weekend before that had a good time as well. Everyone who turned out helped to make the STS the largest Pokemon event we've had yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "Go ahead Pat."
master_trainer_pat says, "We would like thank all the people who helped make this a really fun event to be a part of especially the DSL staff who set-up and help us run it, as well as all of you who speant your valuable time and money to go to the STS or bring your kids."
master_trainer_pat says, "As a special Holiday surprise(I realize this won't _surprise_ many of you), we'd like to announce that our first English Neo release; Neo: Genesis will be available at stores mid-December."
master_trainer_mike says, "YAY!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Did I just say that!?"
master_trainer_mike says, "As long as its not a catch phrase!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Does D'oh! qualify"
master_trainer_mike says, "We have started testing the cards and Boy, do they change the game!!! Woohoo!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, NO DOHS!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will start answering Neo rules questions once the cards hit the market, so start thinking :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now to your questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from marril2000:MTM when will neo come out?
master_trainer_mike says, "As Pat stated, before Xmas!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "YAY!!!!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from marril2000:well neo have a new weekness and resistance display a the botem of the card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, though your spelling made me think you were referring to something else."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from chrisbo:For Lass, Rocket's Sneak Attack, Rocket's Trap, & Sabrina's Gaze: does the player have to shuffle their deck if there are no cards or trainers in their hand? Please address each card individually. Thanks, T.C.
master_trainer_pat says, "Sheeesh"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_mike says, "Lass, NO!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sneak Attack...no."
master_trainer_pat says, "Trap...nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sabrina's Gaze...no. You have to shuffle when you put cards back into your deck."
master_trainer_pat says, "Refer to each cad's text for the way that particular card works."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from marril2000:Did the top of the space weedle return yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it was the first piece to make it back. Tale of the Headless Space Weedl;e comes to mind but that would be a catch phrase and today the chat is a PHRASE-FREE ZONE!!!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from chrisbo:How should one handle translations when using Japanese cards that have different artwork than their English counterpart? (i.e. Sabrina's Gaze, Misty's Tears, etc.)
master_trainer_pat says, "Consider that the text would be the same as the English text."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from marril2000:How will b-day pika be avalable on-line tomorrow? Will there be a contest?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, there will be a trivia contest set up. Print out and mail in your reponses, the first ones we receive will be mailed the card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from marril2000:how many cards are in neo gen.?
master_trainer_pat says, "I can't really tell you that there will be 111 cards it...no phrases thee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from ikendall:come on, give us Neo info. You know you want to...!
master_trainer_mike says, "We already have."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from marril2000:what did you think of the Purity & Echidna's Unowns promo that was handed out at the ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "They look cool but are technically illegal. I would not suggest they ever try and make any money selling those cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from marril2000:what is you favoret card in Neo Gen.?
master_trainer_pat says, "Still too early to say for sur, though Cleffa and Sneazel have been seeing play in _lots_ of decks around here"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from marril2000:will neo gen. be all three neo sets in japan mixed together like the Gym sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from chickorita1:neo, neo, neo
master_trainer_mike says, "I MADE YOU OUT OF CLAY!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oops! That was a CATCHH PHRASE! DOH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "OOPS! THAT WAS TOO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DANG IT!!! OOOPS! DOH!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from darkstalker0:I think you should hold the next STS in San Antonio. Whaddaya think?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think that we'll think about it...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from pocketalmonster:Do the following cards require an automatic shuffle if my opponent has zero cards in his hand: Sabrinas Gaze, Lass, and Team Rockets Trap?
master_trainer_mike says, "Already said you don't."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from pocketalmonster:How do translations for cards that have alternate art work, ie, Sabrinas Gaze and Misty's Tears?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well you would have to play that as if it was the English card of the same name"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from pikabruce:If Brock's Ninetales is on the bench, shapeshifted into Weezing, and your active Pokemon is Dark Weezing which attacks with Mass Explosion, will the Brock's Ninetales/Weezing count as a Weezing in play, to add additional damage to the attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would count as a Weezing for those purposes (treat it as that Pokemon)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from pikabruce:Can a face-down card on your bench (via Lt. Surge's Secret Plan) become your "active Pokemon" and still remain face down, as long as none of the flip-conditions on the card apply?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "You're still trying to use that card!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from guest143:If my opponent has no hand and I play a RSA, Lass, The Rocket's Trap, Imposter Oak's Revenge, or Sabrina's Gaze, do they still shuffle their deck? What if I use RSA or Lass and they have no trainers? Do they shuffle?
master_trainer_mike says, "GUYS!!!! We have answered this, read each card. If it says to shuffle cards into the deck, then NO SHUFFLING if no cards arte shuffled in. If it states, Shuffle afterwards (like after using a Comp Search) then DO SHUFFLE!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from chickorita1:any other comments on STS
master_trainer_mike says, "I was going to say it was ginchy but that might sound like a catch phrase, and today's chat is a PHRASE-FREE ZONE!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I thinkl both of us could go on and on about it..it was really cool to meet some of you there...people that we know only through their chat id's."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from soslowpoke:how many cards are in genesis?
master_trainer_mike says, "between 110 and 112."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from darkstalker0:Have you finished translating Neo yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "personally???? no"
master_trainer_mike says, "but WOTC has :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo itself is don, it's all the other words we have to worry about."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from soslowpoke:are there basic Energys in genesis?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from articuno21:A post on Pojo's boards says that Neo will be out Dec. 16. Is this true? Why won't you guys give an exact release date?
master_trainer_mike says, "That person has beenb hunted down like a dog."
master_trainer_pat says, "No phrases please...."
master_trainer_mike says, "We can't give an exact date as it will vary due to holiday shipping."
master_trainer_mike says, "(ok pat)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from soslowpoke:what is the prerelease card for genesis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Thyere isn't one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from chickorita1:can you give us any more dirt on season 2
master_trainer_mike says, "The new badge books look great!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from soslowpoke:what's the symbol for genesis?
master_trainer_pat says, "Two white overlapping stars."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from its_true_its_true:Are there any upcoming promos coming out in the near future?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from darkstalker0:IF my opponent has a clefable active, I have a m's staryu active, and the clefable uses star boomerang, does my opponent have to flip? (he has the clefable) If its heads, does the clefable go back to his hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it does (it is a self referncing attack and you replace Misty's Staryu with Clefable). Either way damage is done before you shuffle Clefable and all attached cards back."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from soslowpoke:Will you make that neo 9 card set?
master_trainer_pat says, "No word on that yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from pocketalmonster:Will the neo set list be changed around like gym?
master_trainer_mike says, "Indications say yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from lugia_2001:if a pokemon on the bench is knocked out, does my opponent draw prize?
master_trainer_pat says, "They would draw a prize, yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from its_true_its_true:What will be the Neo Prerelease card?
master_trainer_mike says, "There isn't one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from pocketalmonster:will neo have energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, basic and special."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from toshin007:can we get any more info about the season of the leauge in the new year like promo cards, the new badge books work etc?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not specifically, but the remaining promo Piakchus will definately be coming out in the League."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from chickorita1:do you have any details on any cards from neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing to say though."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from soslowpoke:what is the name of the Trainer in neo that has a red haired radio host on it?
master_trainer_mike says, "No sprechen zie Neo, yet!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from paokkk:Will the NEO card have the new style???
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from firetrainer:Is attacks like Life Down and Rocket's Mewtwo first attack. Do they count as effects or damage. For weakness, restance, and Pokemon Power purposses.
master_trainer_mike says, "Neither, they have you placing damage counters which are NOT affected by trainers, weakness, resistance. But if the attack is PREVENTED from ever happening, that would still work."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from thamaster:What would happen if you had a confused Dark Primape with a defender attached, then did frenzy attack....would the defender reduce the confusion damage (plus the pkmn power) and have to be discarded or not be discarded?
master_trainer_pat says, "The defender would reduce the damage and it won't have to be discarded until the end of the next turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from chickorita1:why wasn't the space weedle displayed at the East STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "It's head never made it there (apparently there is some sort of curse). We wil try again at the next event whatever it is."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from lugia_2001:any news on a Central STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing to announce yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from articuno21:Will you have a new phrase next week? I liked the phrases!
master_trainer_mike says, "You betcha!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "But not this week as this chat is in a PHRASE-FREE ZONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from paokkk:Any new promo news?
master_trainer_pat says, "Check our site tomorrow for chnces to win the B-day Pikachu"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from zoink300:Hey, MT Mike, remember me from STS? Andrew Daly from the top 8 in the 11-14 division. Anyways just wondering what you thought of the outcome of 15/3c and if there are any new formats in the works.
master_trainer_mike says, "We were happy with the results of 15/3 as it encouraged some originality and made the players think about which cards to play. As for future formats, we will wait and see what effect Neo has on the environment first."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from pocketalmonster:Weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from sd_pokemom:What can you tell us about: League year 2; and the Birthday Pikachu promotion that's supposed to start on the website tomorrow?
master_trainer_pat says, "We've covered all the info we can announce about both those. Check the website tomorrow and we'll have more info for you about the Leagues soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from soslowpoke:what's the symbol for neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "2 overlapping white stars."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from chickorita1:why did Wizards change Sabrina's Gaze's artwork?
master_trainer_mike says, "As usual for cultural differences."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from pocketalmonster:when will the new site for wizards be upp tomm. midnight? 1:00 am? etc.?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #51 from flying_dragonair:What time tomorrow will the pikachu promotion start on the website?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know the exact time, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from pocketalmonster:will there be a prerelesase tourney for neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but no."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from guest143:You guys have the rights to all the Neo sets, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from soslowpoke:what ever happened to the non holo B-Day Pika said to be available in November?
master_trainer_mike says, "That was wrong a long time ago, the only non-holo b-day pikachu was in the World Pikachu set."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from pocketalmonster:i KNOW there will be a neo prerelease car right? for season 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "We won't be giving out any prerelease cars this time."
master_trainer_mike says, "No automobiles, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from darkstalker0:
         Do you have Neo info that you are not telling us....?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid we do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from avatar_of_strategy:
         Dude i LOVE promos especially the nintendo power ones is there anyway ican get any promos from NEO and if there will ever be tournements can i use promos????
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be Neo promos in the future (maybe near future hint hint), as long as we release them, they are mostly tournament legal."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from chrisbo:
         Re Q6 about non-English cards with totally different art: Perhaps I didn't explain myself properly. If a non-English card has different art, then whatgood is it to have a translation nearby?
master_trainer_mike says, "(you are just being a bit difficult with this one chrisbo)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Right you didn't explain yourself correctly. I's still the same card...look at the symbols on the card to identify it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from paokkk:
         What time will the Wizards page be update to the contest????
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, dunno excatly."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from nickandneo:
         Do you know the official, official date of the NeoGenisis?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we don't want to give a date because holiday shipping schedules will have a huge effect on the date."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from pocketalmonster:
         are there any art changes in neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from marril2000:
         what time will the Wizards PKMN web site be updated?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from chickorita1:
         whenwill the next tropical mega battle occur?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno (if I say dunno enough times does that become a catch phrase?? don't want to break the rules)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from pocketalmonster:
         any errata versions sent from japan for neo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we know of...but we don't have any other translations to compare ours to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from avatar_of_strategy:
         Will there be a NEO Omega or Beta or something like that to precede NEOgenesis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't know the next sets names yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from pocketalmonster:
         ./ask Where is the next STS going to be?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're looking at that now, we'll get you more info when we get it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from paokkk:
         Any special card in NEO????
master_trainer_mike says, "We think of them all as "special"."
master_trainer_pat says, "sigh."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from its_true_its_true:
         When Neo 3 comes out, will Shiny Magikarp and Shiny Gyarados be triple star rare-holos?
master_trainer_mike says, "What?!?!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from firetrainer:
         How many time in one turn can you use Brock's Ninetails Pokemon Power?
master_trainer_mike says, "It says "once during your turn." so......once."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from avatar_of_strategy:
         Will the NEO tour or any of the pokemon TCG tours come to suffolk county on Long Island???
master_trainer_mike says, "We have no idea."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from pocketalmonster:
         wutever you do do NOT hold the next STS in texas hows somewhere around LA sound? :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, all of that stuff is only in the very earlyplanning steps, no info to give out, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from ikendall:
         what would you do if i said "That's a very (censored)that died saving those (censored)from MTM's (censored)"?
master_trainer_pat says, "I would just edit your question."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from paokkk:
         Will Wizards take out Dark Raichu in Neo 2 when it come out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Most likely."
master_trainer_pat says, "Gdzilla."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from paokkk:
         What card will replace Dark Raichu???
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmm, maybe me?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "(hoping......) :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from soslowpoke:
         can you make the Slowpoke promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "No plans that we know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from guest143:
         I think on the 'how do the translations work for card that have different pictures' should have been said as 'What if you were stubborn and you HAD to have a deck that was all japanese with cards like Misty's Tears and Sabrina's Gaze in it. How would you translate them?'
master_trainer_mike says, "Ooooh, good one!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Thank you that's a _much_ better way to phrase that one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from pikabruce:
         If a non-basic face-down card (via Lt. Surge's Secret Plan) becomes your "active Pokemon", and your opponent's Jigglypuff attacks with Lullaby, you flip your card over and discard it. Is your new active Pokemon asleep?
master_trainer_pat says, "Good one"
master_trainer_mike says, "Good question :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "No the next Pokemon would NOT be asleep. It is the attempting to place the Sleep affect taht makes you flip the card over. So after disacrdingg it the next Pokemon comes up AFTER the affect has already fizzled."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from pocketalmonster:
         may you look at a card that you used surge's secret plan on (face down)incase you forgot?
master_trainer_pat says, "I would say no, you could not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from chickorita1:
         lt. surge's secret plan has been a confusing one. Can you tell us whatit does in layman's terms?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is not a very good card. Basically you place a card face down on your bench. It counts as a basic Pokemon for purposes of otherPokemon attacks (like Wiggly's Do the Wave). If it is ever affected by an attack, Power, or Trainer you must flip it over (or if you retreat it). If it is NOT a basic Pokemon, then discard it and all cards attached. This does NOT count as a Knocked out Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "I owuld only ever consdier using it in a limited environment if I had no other choices. Maybe use it as a bluff card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from avatar_of_strategy:
         Will i ever get my Gold Foil Stamped NEO cards that i want OH SOOO MUCH! are they gonna make them???
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, we haven't heard anything about those"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from soslowpoke:
         I have a solution to the STS location problem. Since you guys can't please eveyone to hold at their hometown, just have the next STS on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh, "Survivor Pokemon"?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from thamaster:
         Will there be a pre relese 9 card set for Neo: Genasis? And if so will it be released in england???
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know--It's Genesis."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from flying_dragonair:
         So, is "PHRASE-FREE ZONE" your catch phrase for today?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from ikendall:
         do you see any irony in your "PHRASE-FREE ZONE" catchphrase?
master_trainer_mike says, "None at all (he types with a straight face.)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from avatar_of_strategy:
         Will there still be that NEO promo pack like there was in japan and japanses import?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from toshin007:
         where online (area of the wizards website) will the the B_day Pika trivia located? easy to find or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "Try the Pokemon main page for starters...you'll have to look a little."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from soslowpoke:
         will Darkness Pokemon have the white star(ultra rare) raririty or will they have the regualr rarity since black stars don't show up?
master_trainer_mike says, "We do not do ultra-rare cards in our expansions."
master_trainer_mike says, "But we do put whte rare stars on dark cards so you can see it (regular rare "rarirt" though)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from pocketalmonster:
         MTM and MTP are my freindz :D
master_trainer_mike says, "uuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....ok."
master_trainer_pat says, "Dude!"
master_trainer_mike says, "HEY!!!! This is a CATCH-PHRASE FREE ZONE!!!!!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from chickorita1:
         is there goning to be a pre-release tourney or any W stamped cards for Neo Genisis?
master_trainer_mike says, "No prerelease, but dunno about w stamped cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from ikendall:
         re q25: then why was a prerelase card announced online? store.wizards.com i believe, but i could be wrong
master_trainer_pat says, "They might know something that we don't, though I think it's more likely that they are just wrong."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from rob_cat_pz:
         Any info on the REAL neo release date? And can I have the news from earlier?
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo will be out before Xmas (mid decemeber) we will redo the announcements at 4 pm our time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from pocketalmonster:
         Is their a Double Colorless energy in neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from guest143:
         Have any of the cards in Genesis been changed? *cough Sneasle cough*
master_trainer_mike says, "*cough BROKEN cough*"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we know of. What was Sneasel's second attack in Japanese?"
darkmt_mike says, "Sneasel is "broken..play with 4"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from flying_dragonair:
         Is Wizards discontinuing the practice of making prerelease cards? Seeing as how there wasn't one for Gym Challenge, and you said there won't be one for Neo: Genesis.
master_trainer_mike says, "Prerelease cards are made generally for the League.Since the league was not in place at those times, that is why there wasn't one for those sets."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from scrye_fung:
         Is WotC's Advertising Team moving toward large display boards for advertisements? There's one for Neo and there was one for Star Wars RPG and D&D!
master_trainer_pat says, "Possibly, we've seen more around here as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from soslowpoke:
         can you announce any more promos?(after B-Day Pika)
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, we can't."
master_trainer_mike says, "keep an eye out soon though....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from its_true_its_true:
         What are those upcoming promos and have you decided on releasing the Vending sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't talk about other promos yet, vending cards , well you may see them sooner or later but nothing to say yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from articuno21:
         Why aren't there any more pre-release cards? They were nice to collect and show off.
master_trainer_pat says, "Never say never, but we don't think you'll be seeing one for Neo:Genesis"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from marril2000:
         Will the NEW promos have the neo style design?
master_trainer_mike says, "Gang, we said we cannot talk about specifics for NEoyet, sorry :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from paokkk:
         What and which card had been switch around in NEO???

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from lugia_2001:
         if you don't make the 9card Neo set, will you make them promos and distribute them throughout the year?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from marril2000:
         can you say what Darkness and Metal energy do?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from lugia_2001:
         what do you think the worst card in Neo is besides an energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, NO NEO QUESTIONS!!!! Next!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're not going to spoil it all."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from big_pappa_poke:
         Will trainers be able to work towards their League Season 1 badges during Season 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, sorry, all new badges and seasons."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from toshin007:
         if the rest of the pikachus come though the leauge, could there be somesort of binder too if certain things are met?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see if we can find out about that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from darkstalker0:
         How many bothans died to bring us this?
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be answering your catch phrase and as youknow......."
master_trainer_mike says, "(deep breath)"
master_trainer_mike says, "THIS IS A PHRASE-FREE ZONE!!!!!!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from lugia_2001:
         any errors on the Neo cards yet that you've noticed?
master_trainer_pat says, "None that we've noticed so far."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from nickandneo:
         Can you do the announcements again? Please? For your No.1 fan? hehe
master_trainer_mike says, "Ina few minutes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from lugia_2001:
         what english sets are out of print?
master_trainer_pat says, "Base Set and Jungle."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from guest143:
         Will we ever find out the Riddle for Modest Proposal 3?
darkmt_mike says, "Time will tell. It would not be a riddle if the answer was just given away. Some has been guessed"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from magmar2000:
         Can you tell me if Magby is in Genesis? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "No!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe"
master_trainer_mike says, "(yes)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe Magby"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from articuno21:
         Do you realize how many Bothans are dying from this Neo information?! About every letter in your words =11 bothans! do you realize what the Bothan Undertaker has to go through?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ackj! CATCH PHRASE!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #115 from avatar_of_strategy:
         whats STS????????
master_trainer_pat says, "You're new aren't ya?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Super Trainer Showdown"
master_trainer_pat says, "Super Trainer Showdown."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from thamaster:
         For Neo , you could make basic and non basic 'dark and steel or aluminium...or tin or whatever u changed it to, so the non basic ones have those special attributes (reducing damage and increasing attack) and basic are just plain old bog-normal steel a
master_trainer_mike says, "NO NEO QUESTIONS!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from avatar_of_strategy:
         what is the estimated value of ancient mew?
master_trainer_mike says, "One in the hand, is worth two in the bush."
master_trainer_mike says, "or was that a catch phrase?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from pocketalmonster:
         All I want for Christmas Is Neo: Genesis, Neo: Genisis, Neo: Gernesis
master_trainer_pat says, "Just say : NEO: Genesis"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from magmar2000:
         Saying "Phrase Free Zone" over and over is kinda making it a phrase, don't ya think. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh! You figured out my evil and somewhat ironic plan........"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from marril2000:
         How many b-day pika's can you win?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it's just one per person...though we're not quite sure how they will limit it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from avatar_of_strategy:
         what will the Pokemon 3 promos be???? and y are the pokemon movies so bad?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say about the promos, but I like to play the movies, turn the sound off, and put on "Dark Side of the Moon". Hidden messages abound."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from paokkk:
         When is announcement???
master_trainer_mike says, "Now!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Welcome back, we hope that everyone had a great Thankgiving and that everyone who attaned the East Coast STS the weekend before that had a good time as well. Everyone who turned out helped to make the STS the largest Pokemon event we've had yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "We would like thank all the people who helped make this a really fun event to be a part of especially the DSL staff who set-up and help us run it, as well as all of you who speant your valuable time and money to go to the STS or bring your kids."
master_trainer_pat says, "As a special Holiday surprise(I realize this won't _surprise_ many of you), we'd like to announce that our first English Neo release;Neo: Genesis will be available at stores mid-December."
master_trainer_mike says, "Erika's Clefairy has an attack called Lunar Power, that has you flip a coin, If heads, search your deck for a card that evolves from1 of your Benched Pokemon and put that card on that Pokemon. (This counts as evolving that Pokemon.) You CAN play this attack on the first turn and you can even choose a Pokemon on your Bench that you just played this turn. This attack(like Koga's Kakuna's Emerge Pokemon Power or TR Magikarp's Rapid Evolution attack) all break the standard "can't evolve turn 1 or the turn it was played" rule."
master_trainer_mike says, "To make it easier to understand, the standard evolution rules (Can't evolve turn 1 or the turn it was played) deal with the standardmeans of evolving; meaning taking the next Stage Pokemon from your hand and placing it on a Pokemon. Since these attacks and powers have you take a card from your deck and place it, they are NOT stopped by the standard evolution limits. This also falls under the term "played". Aerodactyl's Pokemon Power "Prehistoric Power" says No more Evolution cards can be played. The above attacks and powers would NOT be affected by this as those cards are not "played" (meaning playedfrom your hand)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Now for some good news, the Space Weedle has once more made it back home!!! He says he doesn't know why he can never seem to make it out to the public but will keep on trying."
master_trainer_mike says, "And for those of you tired of hearing "Minty Fresh","Many Bothans died" or the ubiquitous donut comments, we have decided that thisweek's chat is a PHRASE-FREE ZONE."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #123 from pocketalmonster:
         is your guys job called "Public Communication" or something like that?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like to call it "throck warbling mangrove.""
master_trainer_pat says, "No it's actaully called...Customer Service/Game Support/Tech Support and Master Trainer."
master_trainer_pat says, "You should've seen my resume"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from firetrainer:
         I like the 15/3c set up. Will you be holding any other Tournaments using that set up. Because I use my Arcanine deck and it did pretty well. Mike you look at it ask about Voltorb and Brock's Diglits in it.
master_trainer_mike says, "Unsure about future formats."
master_trainer_mike says, "We liked the results we saw but the game will chnagewhen Neo hits, so we will probably wait to see what happens first."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #125 from chrisbo:
         Any idea what time tomorrow should we expect the website to be updated? If I logon at 12:00am will it be ready yet? Do I sound impatient or what? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you do sound impatient :) But tha's ok."
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know...bring up the webpage at midnight tonight and keep hitting 'refresh' until you see something new."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from lugia_2001:
         is there an english holo b-day pika?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be starting tomorrow."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from avatar_of_strategy:
         I AM BOTHAN HEAR ME DIE TO GET YOU THIS INFORMATION! EURGHTHH!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude......................"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from rob_cat_pz:
         Well, I have finally found out the mystery between the Space Weedle andits curse. It so happens that a group of renegade Caterpies overtook the U.S. government, and were working under the codename: Rebuplicans. They used a Caterpie under disguise to overthrow the system by using countless and countless of recounts. By doing this they tore a hole in the time space continuim so they would sabotage the Space Weedle before it was made. It has a special teleportation device that sends it AWAY from were its supposed be. The Space Weedle is then thornapart to use the cards for heat. This has to do with the greenhouse effect too.Once the Weedles are destroyed, the Caterpies will use the remaining Weedles and sell them at(dum dum dum)$1.00 a piece!!! By using the profits they will construct the Hubbel telescope to be able to contact alien Caterpies and attempt to take over the whole world. Fortuneately Project:Meow is making something we like to call a "bio-donut" which will stop this menace. Furthermore I like munckins.
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmmmmmmm, get out enough rob cat???? ;)"
master_trainer_pat says, "I guess we know who the conspiracy buff is, now don'twe?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from articuno21:
         Did ya have Donut-Marinated turkey for Thanksgiving?
darkmt_mike says, "I had MAPLE Coated Ham!"
master_trainer_mike says, "No I had turkey marinated donuts."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #132 from guest143:
         Can you use Rainbow Energy as colorless energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #131 from lugia_2001:
         Re answer to Q60: so that mean that neo will arrive at different times at different places?!?! thats chaos!
master_trainer_mike says, "Total chaos!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hopefully that won't happen though."
darkmt_mike says, "Mucho Chaos!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It means that we can't guaruntee that all stores willhave it at the same time on the same day...and in case you had not noticed holiday shopping is already complete chaos."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from thamaster:
         have you created any good decks from Neo cards??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not me"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from lugia_2001:
         is imakuni's doduo or ____'s Chansey in Neo???!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
darkmt_mike says, "Sneasel"
master_trainer_mike says, "feraligatr"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from guest143:
         Using Lt Surge's Plan, can you put unlimited damage counters on it, using Damage Swap?
master_trainer_mike says, "NO!!! You would have to flip oit over as soon as you tried to use Damage Swap on it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez guys, that card really isn't worth all this discussion."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from chickorita1:
         any plans for a new mall tour?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still in the works."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from chrisbo:
         If I use Sabrina's ESP for a reflip on Sabrina's Abra's Quick Attack and get heads twice, would that be cumulative dealing 50 damage instead of 30 damage, or will it be like flipping to try Quick Attack all over again?
master_trainer_mike says, "The latter."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from pocketalmonster:
         whod you guys vote for for president?
master_trainer_mike says, "Me!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "MTM he promised me Maple Bars."
master_trainer_pat says, "Chachi"
master_trainer_mike says, "Chachi beat me by 3 votes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from thamaster:
         Instad of holding the next STS in Texas, or LA , or NY , or anywhere ithink you should come over to good 'ol Blackpool in england to hold one!
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, wotc uk has their own evil plans to put to evil fruition."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from chickorita1:
         how did wizards make dark raichu. I thought you guys aren't alowed to make your own cards!
master_trainer_mike says, "gave them donuts.............."
master_trainer_pat says, "We talked them into it that time."
darkmt_mike says, "Special permission."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from soslowpoke:
         will darkness pokemon have the ultra rarity, or regular rarity because of the white ster?
master_trainer_mike says, "No ultra rares!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from toshin007:
         how far down the road is a US Celebi can when that time comes could be a leauge promo like the Mews?
master_trainer_mike says, "not what saying you are????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #143 from big_pappa_poke:
         Any truth to the rumor that DMTM's Training Method will replace Dark Raichu in a Neo expansion?
master_trainer_mike says, "those making that rumor have been sacked........"
master_trainer_pat says, "There's no truth to that is there Dark Mike?"
darkmt_mike says, "It isn't?!? Dang!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from gurtman:
         Just for the record, can ditto attach any other energy other than lightning when using Rocket Zapdos' Plasma?
master_trainer_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #146 from royrobe:
         are there any "secret decks" in version 2 of the pokemon cd game? If sohow do you get them?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just the two that you can find by typing 'fire' at the title screen."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from nickandneo:
         For Erika, does your oponent have to take cards? ((ignore my question #144, it was a typo))
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, they may."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from guest143:
         I dont think people in Japan play golf... what do they call it when they dont draw any basics in their first hand? :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Hal fo Japan is a golf course!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "They love golf....come on."
master_trainer_mike says, "Whatcho talkin' about willis????"
master_trainer_mike says, "(forget the PHRASE-FREE ZONE, phrases are more fun!!!)"
darkmt_mike says, "NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from gurtman:
         Ditto uses R. Hitmonchans crosscounter. R. Hitmonchan then retreats. Iscrosscounter still in effect? It's text states "If R. Hitmonchan is attacked..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes the effect is still in place on Ditto (it is yetanother slef-reefrencing attack)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from soslowpoke:
         what Pokemon are on the neo boosters?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ours were not in the packs...so we don't know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from soslowpoke:
         are there only 2 neo theme deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #152 from royrobe:
         I've tried tyoing fire at the screens but there is nothing new. Anotherword maybe?
master_trainer_mike says, "try typing instead of tyoing....:)"
master_trainer_pat says, "You're probably doing it at the wrong screen...try onthe screen where you select your deck. You should hear a sound when it activates."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #153 from soslowpoke:
         what kind of neo info will there be tomorrow?
master_trainer_mike says, "Great shiny happy gobs of it."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hold your horseas"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from haymakermaker:
         Is it allowed to use a resource to find the answer for Blaine's Quiz #1,2,3?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, only your memory"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from chickorita1:
         when you addressed #87 does that rule apply to Shinny Magikarp and Gyrados? (There ultra rare cards from Neo 3 in Japan)
master_trainer_mike says, "dude, we either don't know or aren't saying......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #156 from sd_pokemom:
         Any way yet for those of us who have the Play It! CD to upgrade to the new one without having to buy the Thunderstorm box? Please?!
master_trainer_pat says, "No there is not. Sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "Wish I could trade up my 96 Saturn SL1 for a new onetoo :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from gurtman:
         Can you use Blaine Vulpix's Natural Healing on another Blaines Vulpix that doesn't have the Pokemon Power? (Diff. level)
master_trainer_mike says, "No, only on itself."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #158 from soslowpoke:
         Sneasle has: Beat Up 20x
darkmt_mike says, "Sneasel not Sneasle."
master_trainer_pat says, "Then it's the same."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from haymakermaker:
         What happens when a Squirtle is Pokémon Breeder evolved into Blastoise,takes 40 damage, and is de-evolved?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Squirtle would be Knocked out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from haymakermaker:
         How will B-Day Pikachu be acquired?
master_trainer_mike says, "Either through the web promotion starting tommorrow on our website or season 1 in the league."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #161 from soslowpoke:
         japanese Sneasle has Beat Up 20x- flip a coin for each of your benched Pokemon, this attack does 20 times the number of heads
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a little different...but it's even more nasty than that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from schmoo:
         Will you change the card layout for Neo Genesis?
master_trainer_mike says, "maaaybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from schmoo:
         Will you make a 9-card promo set for Neo Genesis, or will they be in the set or what???
master_trainer_mike says, "or what."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from chickorita1:
         where are my socks?
master_trainer_mike says, "dude, my nose was running and..........................."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
darkmt_mike says, "I have no idea!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #165 from flying_dragonair:
         The Season 1 League books gave points if a trainer collected all the cards in the Base Set, Jungle, or Fossil expansions. Will there be something similar for Season 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not sure on that one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from sd_pokemom:
         Start date for League 2? and participating chains? Our Borders still has no info..since they want to continue,will they be able to keep the League evenif the chain drops it? Will you deal with the indv. store?
master_trainer_mike says, "Jan 6th is the start date. We should have a complete list of all locations just before it starts, check back with us after the new year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #167 from schmoo:
         If a Clefable uses Wildfire, does it have to discard energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "Fire energy as a matter of fact"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from soslowpoke:
         Will there be a base set 3? if so, about when?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from articuno21:
         Are you guys in the same buildning, in the same room, or are you in different buildings? I was always wondering this.
master_trainer_mike says, "We are sometimes only barely in the same understanding."
master_trainer_pat says, "uh huh."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from aximilie:
         So what is the top
darkmt_mike says, "not even the same dimension."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of what?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from scrye_fung:
         Please say thanks to DMTM to me would yah (I think he'll know why). Thx. qasic.
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, do we have to thank him????"
darkmt_mike says, "Your welcome."
darkmt_mike says, "YES"
darkmt_mike says, "You do!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from schmoo:
         I know you're kinda tired of answering these questions... but in Neo Genesis what will the Baby Pokemon do? Will basics have to evolve from them now?
master_trainer_mike says, "Basics will not have ot evolve from them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #178 from chrisbo:
         Re Q132 about using Rainbow Energy as colorless: How can you do this? Do I say, I choose Rainbow to be no color???
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll check w/ R&D but I believe it counts as it's owntype...because there is an energy card that provides it. Yes, it is a special energy card, but it does provide a type...which is colorless."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from jeremy_b:
         Hi Mike and Pat, I was a reguler here about 7 months ago and im on vacation this week, yes i couldn't be here due to my work. I just wanted to say I have taken the advise you gave me so long ago, and i now run the only local DCI tourament in my area.
master_trainer_mike says, "Great! Always glad to hear about that, hope it is going well for you :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from articuno21:
         So what do you guys want for Chrismas?
darkmt_mike says, "I want a Krispy Creams store."
master_trainer_mike says, "The easy answer is "my two front teeth" but I laready have those....."
master_trainer_pat says, "A block of cheese."
master_trainer_mike says, "In te shape of the Space Weedle."
darkmt_mike says, "Two blocks!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Full scale model."
darkmt_mike says, "more Sneasel's"
master_trainer_mike says, "I like havarti myself."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from chrisbo:
         With Neo, does the opponent have to say "Bless You" after you play a Sneasel? ;)
darkmt_mike says, "Tilamook sharpe"
master_trainer_pat says, "nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not if you are playing a "Kleenex " deck ."
darkmt_mike says, "LOL"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from nickandneo:
         Is darkmt_mike Master_trainer_Mike's split-personalitly?
master_trainer_mike says, "YES NO"
master_trainer_mike says, "NOOOOO"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO NO NOI"
darkmt_mike says, "YES/NO"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES"
darkmt_mike says, "NO"
master_trainer_mike says, "QUIET YOU FOOL!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES YES YES"
darkmt_mike says, "You be quiet"
master_trainer_pat says, "See what you started?"
master_trainer_mike says, "No you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #183 from marril2000:
         Will there be a 9 card Neo Gen. binder set?
darkmt_mike says, "The red line..."
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know of any plans to do one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from ikendall:
         How is Feraligatr splet on the cards? It is spelt without some vowels in the GB, but looks like it should be spelt Feraligator or Feralligator; its just that GB names can only have 10 letters
master_trainer_mike says, "it is spel (not splet) as feraligatr."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #185 from toshin007:
         when the new mall tour hits will there be any Canadain ( eastern?:D) dates
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #186 from marril2000:
         what will you do when the time comes to produce the RARE, RARE, RARE(three stared) Neo 3 Magikarp?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll make it a common."
master_trainer_mike says, "ultra-common"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll put them in cereal boxes."
darkmt_mike says, "As common as Weedle?"
master_trainer_mike says, "you be quiet!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO YOU!"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO"
darkmt_mike says, "No you!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO NO NO"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
darkmt_mike says, "YES"
master_trainer_pat says, "...loopy"
darkmt_mike says, "Who you talking to?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #187 from lugia_2001:
         on evil;darkness pokemon Neo cards, will the 1st edition symbol be white? if so, thats cool!!!!
darkmt_mike says, "Black"
master_trainer_pat says, "They will be black. So you have trouble seeing them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from nickandneo:
         No phrase free?! Yeah! Anything on Base set 3? Don't have a cow man.
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing to say, its better to burn up, THASN TO FADEAWAY!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from articuno21:
         YOU GUYS HAVE NEO CARDS THERE????? Arrg!!
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
darkmt_mike says, "HAHA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO HEE HEE"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO HA HA"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO"
master_trainer_pat says, "don't rub it in fellas."
master_trainer_mike says, "YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO"
darkmt_mike says, "No HAHA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #190 from rocketelectabuzz:
         any annoucements that are important, i just got here!
darkmt_mike says, "We don't have any then."
master_trainer_pat says, "All the important ones won't be repeated."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #191 from gooman:
         Pat are there going to be other TCG or Game Boy tours anytime soon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't know gooman. We'll let you know when we find out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from soslowpoke:
         will the neo info be posted at midnight?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno the exact time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from gooman:
         What Neo cards do you guys have at the moment(if you have any)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Them all :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from haymakermaker:
         What is the secret behind that door in the Challenge cup on the PTCG onGame Boy
darkmt_mike says, "Don't tell them that!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry we haven't gotten that far."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #195 from rocketelectabuzz:
         On the play it CD for thunderstorm, are all the cards on there and you can make decks and stuff?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only all the cards through Team Rocket."
master_trainer_pat says, "You can make decks...but you can't play them against the computer. :("

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #197 from porygon_of_borg:
         If a player puts an energy face-down with Lt. Surges Secret Plan, and then the other player uses Gust of Wind to make it the active, what happens?
master_trainer_mike says, "It stays face down until it is attacked or attempts to attack."
master_trainer_pat says, "To be honest I only have the Japanese ones and a bunch of photocopies of the others...Dark Mike has most of the real ones."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from rocketelectabuzz:
         I did not see the Space weedle at the ECSTS, was it there?
master_trainer_mike says, "It's head didn't make it so it didn't go up."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #199 from soslowpoke:
         hiw can Sneasel be eviler?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think the correct pharseology would be "more eviler.""
master_trainer_pat says, "By letting you flip for each Pokemon in play on your side."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bad News"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from porygon_of_borg:
         What would you say your favorite Neo card(s) are?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like's Cleffa (BROKEN!!!!)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #201 from scrye_fung:
         I think people would like to see the Neo 9 card promo binders in English; not only is it a good way to promote an expanion but they are very popular with collectors and players alike. Please pass this opinion along to the appropriate people.
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh the places you would go:"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll pass that along."
master_trainer_mike says, "If we could tell you what we know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from rocketelectabuzz:
         I had trouble at the STS communicating with when of the Japanese kids Iplayed. Do you think in the future there could be someone who either is japanese and plays the game or someone that speaks english and knows the cards to help with this?
master_trainer_mike says, "There were translators there, they might have been helping someone else when you were playing though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from marril2000:
         What does the stamper look like for year 2 of the league? also does it have a different name like POKEMON TRAIDING CARD GAME LEAGUE JOHTO?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from toshin007:
         after the Space weedle will there be a Space Sneasel?:D
master_trainer_mike says, "No!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from magmar2000:
         DMTM: Tilamook is the best, isn't it? Thier Ice Cream is pretty good too, eh? ;)
darkmt_mike says, "Oh yes..it's the best! Good ice cream as well!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Cheese ice cream??????"
master_trainer_mike says, "yuch"
darkmt_mike says, "NO"
darkmt_mike says, "YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO NO"
darkmt_mike says, "NO"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES YES YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #206 from lugia2002:
         If you have a pichu on your bench and a pikachu in your hand can you put the pikachu on your bench without evolving your pichu?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
darkmt_mike says, "I didn't know that!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yes I did"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from royrobe:
         On VERMILION city gym it says "If tails, the attacking pokemon does 10 damage to itself in addition to whatever its attacks usually does. Say I attack with Lt. Surge's Magnemite level 12, and tackle. I flip a tails. Does this mean I, Buzz, take 10 damage or 30?
master_trainer_mike says, "You would only take 10 and the tackle would still do20 to the defending Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #208 from gurtman:
         The Giovanni Trainer card states "For the rest of your turn you may evolve..." so I should be able to use a Pokemon Breeder on the same turn after I play Giovanni, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you could use Breeder on the Pokemon that you used Giovanni on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from porygon_of_borg:
         If you play with a Japanese card with different art from the English version, what are the rulings?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing at all different from the usual!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #210 from articuno21:
         MTM, I think you need to take some of your medicine.
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmmm, MINTY FRESH....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #211 from rocketelectabuzz:
         you say you will put the RARE RARE RARE magicarp in a cereal box, pls dont because my mom wont let me by cereal for the toys!
master_trainer_pat says, "OK we won't make him at all...then he'll be really rare."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #212 from marril2000:
         re: what will you do when the time comes to produce the RARE, RARE, RARE(three stared) Neo 3 Magikarp? (can I get a real answer Dark MTM/MTM?)
darkmt_mike says, "You could get the answer but we would just contradict ourselves."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude, we do not tell the future."
darkmt_mike says, "Yes we do!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO NO NO"
darkmt_mike says, "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES"
master_trainer_mike says, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo"
darkmt_mike says, "NO?"
master_trainer_mike says, "no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from marril2000:
         are your neo cards 1st edition?
darkmt_mike says, "Okay"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #214 from articuno21:
         Speaking hypothetically, if rhe B-day Pika contest starts at midnite, would that be Pacific time?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have no idea of the exact time guys, period."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from soslowpoke:
         how many cards are in neo genesis?
master_trainer_mike says, "111"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from soslowpoke:
         are there any cards from the japanese neo2 and 3 sets in genesis?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hypothetically, if we knew when it was going up we would tell you."
master_trainer_mike says, "can't say"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #217 from gooman:
         what are your favorite cards out now and y?
master_trainer_mike says, "well Koga's Weedle and the evolutions are cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from rocketelectabuzz:
         Will neo come out before this years Holidays or next years?
master_trainer_mike says, "Before Xmas this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from gurtman:
         Can you use the Blaine card to attach two fire energies to a Shapeshifted Blaines Charizard?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from gurtman:
         When both active Pokemon are knocked out, who places a new active first?
master_trainer_mike says, "The player whos turn would be next."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #221 from soslowpoke:
         would devolution beam from Mew work on evolved baby Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from marril2000:
         can you say the Baby Pokemon Power text for us? The text that is displayed on the cards in the box things?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, not yet sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #223 from sheptr:
         Is wording on Charity right? You take damage away from your attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it's not a good card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from soslowpoke:
         how many holos in Neo genesis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #225 from sheptr:
         How many B-Day Pikas are you going to give away?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #226 from soslowpoke:
         thanks for all your answers guys! bye!
master_trainer_pat says, "Later"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #227 from toshin007:
         do you feel if your opponent isn't flipping a coin ( metal or plastic)in a proper fashion, and won't let him let you flip for him, is it wrong to switch to say a 12 sided Di?
master_trainer_mike says, "In tournament play you have the right to refuse youropponent's randomization method. You can't tell them what they HAVE to use though. If they continue to flip incorrectly, cxall over a judge."
master_trainer_pat says, "You also cannot 'flip' for them either."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from gurtman:
         Rockets Hitmonchan uses Crosscounter and then Blaines Moltres uses Phoenix Flame and gets tails (return to your deck). Flip for crosscounter first? (I just don't want any singing tonight guys)
master_trainer_mike says, "All damage is done BEFORE other effects from attacks, so in this case your Blaine's Moltres would take 150 (due to his resistance tofighting) and be knocked out BEFORE it would get reshuffled."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from royrobe:
         has the oingo boingo deck been upgraded to challenge yet & ready for neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "I do like to say the words OINGO bOINGO"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO WE DON'T"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES WE DO"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO NO NO"
master_trainer_mike says, "YES YES YES"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #230 from gengar315:
         I have a non-holo Dark Vileplume with a weakness to fighting instead offire. Is this worth anything
master_trainer_mike says, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but we can't tell you how much it would be worth."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #231 from jeremy_b:
         If playing a evolution on brocks ninetails is not counted as evolving can you play a evolution on it with aerodactl in play, Sorry for the poor spelling
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #232 from toshin007:
         you guys like those reverse holo cards?:D
master_trainer_mike says, "huh?"
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not seen any reverse holo cards except for insome Japanese promo sets."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #233 from gooman:
         do either of you play any other CCG?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, Magic, Illuminati, Wyvern, Rage....."
master_trainer_mike says, "own many more to try"
master_trainer_mike says, "PLayed the Scooby Doo game, was ok."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we both play _alot_ of other games. My specialty is Magic."
master_trainer_mike says, "Call of Cthulhu, After the Fall,"
master_trainer_mike says, "Shadowfist"
master_trainer_pat says, "I also play WCW, MLB Showdown, X-men and others"
master_trainer_mike says, "those games too"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from royrobe:
         if a baby pokemon is attacked on the bench it's power is in effect and there would be a flip, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "No NEO RULES YET!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #236 from gengar315:
         So is it on all of the Dark Vileplumes or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the holo version has the correct weakness which is fire."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from turbocharizard:
         Before you guys quit, can you show the announcements again?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #238 from gengar315:
         Every Dark Eveloutions have a gold Lenght, Weight, etc bars?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from sd_pokemom:
         Can you tell us anything about the Harry Potter game WotC is supposed to be coming out with? Will it be more complicated than Pokemon but less than Magic?
master_trainer_mike says, "looks like next summer maybe, its up in the air"
master_trainer_mike says, "its mechanics look like they will be different"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from toshin007:
         you guys start shopping yet for Xmas? If yes, whats the heardest gift you've had too look for :)
master_trainer_mike says, "World Peace, hard to find anymore."
master_trainer_mike says, "Erika's Clefairy has an attack called Lunar Power, that has you flip a coin, If heads, search your deck for a card that evolves from1 of your Benched Pokemon and put that card on that Pokemon. (This counts as evolving that Pokemon.) You CAN play this attack on the first turn and you can even choose a Pokemon on your Bench that you just played this turn. This attack(like Koga's Kakuna's Emerge Pokemon Power or TR Magikarp's Rapid Evolution attack) all break the standard "can't evolve turn 1 or the turn it was played" rule."
master_trainer_mike says, "To make it easier to understand, the standard evolution rules (Can't evolve turn 1 or the turn it was played) deal with the standardmeans of evolving; meaning taking the next Stage Pokemon from your hand and placing it on a Pokemon. Since these attacks and powers have you take a card from your deck and place it, they are NOT stopped by the standard evolution limits. This also falls under the term "played". Aerodactyl's Pokemon Power "Prehistoric Power" says No more Evolution cards can be played. The above attacks and powers would NOT be affected by this as those cards are not "played" (meaning playedfrom your hand)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Now for some good news, the Space Weedle has once more made it back home!!! He says he doesn't know why he can never seem to make it out to the public but will keep on trying."
master_trainer_pat says, "We would like thank all the people who helped make this a really fun event to be a part of especially the DSL staff who set-up and help us run it, as well as all of you who speant your valuable time and money to go to the STS or bring your kids."
master_trainer_pat says, "As a special Holiday surprise(I realize this won't _surprise_ many of you), we'd like to announce that our first English Neo release;Neo: Genesis will be available at stores mid-December."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, time to go gamg :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming, hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week!!!!"