Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, December 14, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


master_trainer_mike says, "Hey there, hi there, ho there, we're as happy as canbe!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome to another episode of "
master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody."
master_trainer_mike says, "STUMP THE MASTER TRAINERS!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Good luck contestants!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Easier done than said."
master_trainer_mike says, "Before we start though, here is a message forom our sponsor."
master_trainer_mike says, "FYI gang, there will not be any more pre-release or foil stamped promo cards manufactured by Wizards of the Coast."
master_trainer_mike says, "Only the standard black-star promo cards will come out in the future."
master_trainer_mike says, "With one exception!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "There is an english w-foil stamped Dark Arbok comingout January in Hong Kong and other asian countries ONLY!"
master_trainer_mike says, "It is being released for the Year of the Snake for Chinese New Year."
master_trainer_mike says, "Good luck tracking it down :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now back to our show!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You've played him at the STS, he wears his hair in apony tail, you know him AND love him."
master_trainer_mike says, "IT"S MASTER TRAINER PAT!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey that's me."
master_trainer_pat says, "I' sure you'll all have plenty of questions about NEO. We'll answer what we can.."
master_trainer_mike says, "And his cohort, the guy who weedled you out of all your weedles, the man who thinks MINTY FRESH is still funny to type, he's bothered the Bothans,"
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS MASTER TRAINER MIKE!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "yay :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yowza"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, let's go!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Wonder Master Trainer POwers activate!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Shape of a Weedle!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ka blammmo."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from paokkk:
         When will the Dark Energy promo be release or won't it??
master_trainer_mike says, "On to the questions...."
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not seen nor heard anything about a Darness energy promo."
master_trainer_pat says, "Darkness."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from paokkk:
         Any info on the nex Nintendo Power Magazine Promo card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from marril2000:
         what color is the stamper for league season 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not gonna tell ya."
master_trainer_mike says, "neener neeener"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from marril2000:
         league season 2 follows gold and silver? am I correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "You are correctsir!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from char_e_zard:
         i have a friend who claims that he has seen a uncommon pidgeotto card, do thease exist or is it a printing friek?
master_trainer_mike says, "Never heard of it, it might be a fake."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from crazy_nut_man:
         n' new promo info??
master_trainer_pat says, "Just that foil stamped Dark Arbok for the Chinese NewYear."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from ikendall:
         does playing scoop up on a LSSP'd card make it flip over and get discarded, or returned to your hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "If the LSSP'd card is a Pokemon, the Scoop Up functions normally, if it is not, then you discard the card."
master_trainer_mike says, "Why do you people keep asking about LSSP?"
master_trainer_mike says, "silly card!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from paokkk:
         Will all Wizards store have Neo Genesis on sale Saturday?
master_trainer_pat says, "They should."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #11 from unown_master:
         In Neo, wil the Unown cards read: You may only have 4 Unowns in your deck, like the japanese cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, not out yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from paokkk:
         More Neo promo???
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be some for the next movie."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from megabestia1:
         what kind of donuts you have today?
master_trainer_mike says, "gefilte fish"
master_trainer_pat says, "No donuts today."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from unown_master:
         Any more info on the Promo 9-card set?
master_trainer_pat says, "Which one?\"
master_trainer_mike says, "Which set? The first neo set is included in the NeoGenesis set."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from paokkk:
         For example can I use a Hitmonchan without evolveing it from its baby form??
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from pokemon_john:
         Gameplay question: Attacking Pokémon Ditto, Defending Pokémon Rocket's Zapdos... Ditto attacks with Electroburn... Activating the attack requires atleast 3 LIghtning energy, no problem for Ditto. Does Ditto take (A) 0 damage, if the energy type can be changed between naming the attack and attack effects, (B) 30 damage, for the 3 LIghtning energy needed to pay for the attack, or (C) 10 times the number of energy attached to Ditto, since all energy attached to Ditto can be used as all types?
master_trainer_pat says, "B. 30 damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from toledomedic:
         Why / How are the Neo3 genesis series already available online through Ebay auctions when there not do out till Jan 2001?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not our set, so we have no idea."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from crazy_nut_man:
         Is Neo going to be "one" of the best set??
master_trainer_mike says, "It rocks!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We are seeing new archetypes form around the darkness and baby pokemon."
master_trainer_pat says, "It throws alot of new things into the environment."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm excited to have it released."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from char_e_zard:
         my friend also claims that he has heard of gold foil being used in somecards , is that going to happen or has it happened?
master_trainer_mike says, "The foil stamped cards used gold foil, that's it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from navel_livtitov:
         have they decided whether or not to put the new rules( 3 of every card-basic nrg and 15 trainers per deck) yet???
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from unown_master:
         Any news on promo cards above No. 29?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from paokkk:
         Can't there just be discounts for buying a booster box cause I am goingto go buy one.
master_trainer_mike says, "They don't even give us a discount when we buy a boxof donuts."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from unown_master:
         Any more info on the Johto league?
master_trainer_mike says, "It's not called that for one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from crazy_nut_man:
         N new pokemon tcg info??
master_trainer_pat says, "How about the release of NEO...old news to most of you I know but it's NEW!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from char_e_zard:
         when will the unnown be out and how will we be able to get em?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, no plans yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from paokkk:
         how Wizards store are found through out U.S.A.?
master_trainer_pat says, "How do you find them? Look on our website under 'REtail Locations'"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from paokkk:
         When does the Pikachu's Birthday card get to your house if you win???
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on the mail, no idea."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from teamcompendium_02:
         For Rocket Zapdos' Plasma attack, it says "If there are any L Energy cards in your discard pile, attach 1 of them to Rocket's Zapdos." Do you *have* to attach the energy card or is it an optional choice?
master_trainer_pat says, "You do. Read Rocket's Zapdos."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from nekkyo:
         Does Dark Vileplume stop Stadiums from being put down?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from teamcompendium_02:
         The "Flee" pokemon power says "If an attack does damage to Misty's Tentacruel while it's your Active Pokemon, you may switch it with 1 of your Benched Pokemon..." Some have taken the "switch it" phrase to mean switch the damage; is that correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wrong."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from paokkk:
         what are some league promo in the future instead of the Pikachus?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't tell ya."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from a0030war:
         would a blaines arcanin deck be good
master_trainer_pat says, "Depends on what else is in it...I find Blaine's Arcanine pretty strong."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from chaos_planeswalker:
         what are or will the NEO gen. promos and the GYM CHallenge promos be and how/where can i get them?
master_trainer_mike says, "We don't answer questions that are this open ended first of all."
master_trainer_mike says, "Second, for alist of past promos check out Top Deck and future ones haven't been announced yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from thamaster:
         Any new news for a Trivia event?
master_trainer_pat says, "No news yet, we'll keep you posted."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from chaos_planeswalker:
         what will the Pokemon 3 movie promos be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say."
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, please stop asking about future promos or future sets, you know darn well we can't answer those questions."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from soslowpoke:
         why not anymore foi stamped/prerelease promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "There's just no plans to do them anymore...We'd like the promos to be unique in they're gameplay."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from toledomedic:
         whys that...regarding holo prerlease's?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pre-releases have been found to be expensive to make, and since they have been given out in such large numbers, they do not seem very unique, also see above answer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from soslowpoke:
         Is that foil stamped Dar Arbok holo?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it's non-holo and the foil W is on the artwork ofthe card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from a0030war:
         master trainer pat do you play pokemon apprentice league and if you do would you play me one day
master_trainer_pat says, "No I don't, sorry. But, I'll play you at a tournament event sometime."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from unown_master:
         Will there ever be an English Holo Birthday Pikachu card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes. We just finished a promotion on our web site to earn one, or you can earn them fisrt season of the new Pokemon league in Jan."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from mr_mystery:
         Can you prevent the Rainbow Energy damage with defender? I assume yes,since it states an amount of damage and not the term,
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from chaos_planeswalker:
         i am making a psy. deck revolving around the promo sabrinas abra what Gym CHallenge cards would you suggest
master_trainer_pat says, "Sabrina's Kadabra with the LIfe Down attack is an obvious addition. Sabrina's Ghastly with the Gaseous Form Power"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from mr_mystery:
         If I'm using Blaine's Charizard's first attack and have 1 fire attachedto it, would I discard it and do 40 damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from chaos_planeswalker:
         whats tonights catch phrase? Is it the bothans again?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are simply gardeners and farmers, they are NOT tomato men."
master_trainer_pat says, "uhh, yeah."
master_trainer_mike says, ""Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Part II""
master_trainer_pat says, "that's it!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #46 from a0030war:
         what is going to be the best neo gensis card that comes out
master_trainer_mike says, "No tomato men here!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Lots of good ones!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Cleffa, metal energy...."
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno, Sneasel is really tough though."
master_trainer_pat says, "Gligar"
master_trainer_mike says, "Murkrow"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from soslowpoke:
         is the marril promo a misprint?
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from unown_master:
         Any Neo2 information yet? or is it too early to tell?
master_trainer_mike says, "Too early!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from a0030war:
         when will the steel energy come out its not in the neo gensis set
master_trainer_mike says, "It is but it is called metal energy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from ikendall:
         what is happening in summer to make the game balanced? (reference to a post on PokeGym)
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahhh, someone read that.... BUT I can't say (but itsreally cool!!!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee heee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from chrisbo:
         If a Baby Pokemon is to be considered as a Basic while in play, and itsBasic is to be considered as an "evolution" when evolved from the Baby, could the Stage 1 be considered a Stage 2 for game purposes like when using Breeder? (i.e. Pichu -> Raichu)
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from chaos_planeswalker:
         for my psy. deck should i get sabrinas theme deck and elaborate on it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ehhhh, not really. Better off on your own there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from paokkk:
         how rare will the stamped Arbok be??
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be fairly widely given out but only in Asia."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from chrisbo:
         Does Erica's Dratini's Pokémon Power affect pokemon that were evolved from babies? (i.e. Pichu -> Pikachu)
master_trainer_pat says, "This will be covered in the Neo rulebook...the Pikachu in your example will no be considered 'evolved'"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from flying_dragonair:
         Why aren't there going to be anymore prereleases? Will black star promos be given out at league for signing up etc.?
master_trainer_pat says, "We just want the Promos to all be 'black star' uniquecards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from soslowpoke:
         what's Azumarril's second attack called?
master_trainer_mike says, "You'll have to wairt for the cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from chrisbo:
         Can Muk's "Toxic Gas" power or the Goop Gas trainer turn off a Baby Pokémon Power?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welll actually Elekid has a Pokemon Power which could be affected but the baby defense ability is NOT a Pokemon power."
master_trainer_pat says, "The baby power is not effected"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from a0030war:
         what is the best pokemon tool comeing out
master_trainer_mike says, "Focus Band"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from porygon_maniac17:
         The text on Giovanni's Gyarados' Summond Storm attack tells to deal 20 damage to each other Pokémon if both coin flips are heads. Does this mean damageto all Benched Pokémon and the Defending Pokémon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correect. Except for G. Gyrados"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from char_e_zard:
         can i download a text copy of the neo rules and whare from?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't get the whole rulebook til this weekend...the Neo rules addition document can be downloaded from our website"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from crazy_nut_man:
         have u ever ask wotc to create the ultimate Weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "many times but they have yet to budge"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from a0030war:
         whats the best trainer card thats coming out in neo
master_trainer_mike says, "Professor Elm is cool."
master_trainer_pat says, "Too early to say for sure.."
master_trainer_mike says, "or Super Energy retrieval"
master_trainer_pat says, "Focus Energy is pretty good."
master_trainer_mike says, "some cool stadium cards too"
master_trainer_pat says, "Eco Gym"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sprout Tower"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from crazy_nut_man:
         Will Steel Energy come out in Neo 2??
master_trainer_mike says, "no, Steel energy is called Metal Energy and it is inNeo Genesis, out this weekend."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from paul22:
         please explain metronoming attacks where the attack mentions the specific name of the opponent's pokemon
master_trainer_mike says, "Anytime an attack is self referencing (meaning it mentions itself) and you copy that attack with Metronome or Ditto, you replace theself referenced name with the name of the clefable/clefairy/ditto, etc."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from soslowpoke:
         will there be a promo in the next Nintendo Power?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from navel_livtitov:
         is there any other way to get a cool porygon besides buying the n64 set???
master_trainer_mike says, "It was also available through the Victory Road Season of year one Pokemon League."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from porygon_maniac17:
         Can you use Pokémon Breeder to Evolve a Baby Cleffa into a Clefable?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from unown_master:
         Is it true that Wotc is naming Steel energy "Metal" Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from chaos_planeswalker:
         where can i find the PKMN league near me
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be at all Toys R Us locations in the US."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will have a complete list of all other locations on our website in early January."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from nekkyo:
         how many points for badges next year?
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be the same as before."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from soslowpoke:
         will there be new T-Shirts(Gym Leader ones) for league year 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is probably "unoffical" site gives the most tcg info??
master_trainer_mike says, "We don't play favorites here (pokegym)."
master_trainer_mike )

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from soslowpoke:
         what shape is the league year 2 stamper?
master_trainer_pat says, "Give it up, we're not saying"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from soslowpoke:
         what's are next genesis promo(after Marril)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from marril2000:
         will there be TM's in year 2 of the leage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from unown_master:
         Will the New season of the league have badges with the same layout as the originals?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes...thankfully."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from porygon_maniac17:
         If you attacked a baby Pokémon on the bench, would you still apply the baby Pokémon rule? ex. Hitmonlee used Stretch Kick on a Benched Magby.
master_trainer_pat says, "It will say on the baby Pokemon how to handle this."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from marril2000:
         When will I recive a B-day Pikachu if I won it?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea, it takes time for the mail to work."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #81 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can you chain reaction on the first turn with promo eevee??
master_trainer_pat says, "Possibly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from unown_master:
         I have seen Neo Boosters available in stores already. Are these fakes, or real cards realeased early?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, you would have to check with them. Not supposed to be out until this weekend."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from paokkk:
         any idea on what the movie promo are??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, but can't say :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from chaos_planeswalker:
         will there be a NEO promo pack like in japan>?
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from flying_dragonair:
         We keep asking about LSSP b/c it has one of the longest texts of any card out, and the wording is STILL confusing. :0)
master_trainer_pat says, "Take my word for it...longer text doesn't necessarilymean better...see Ice Cauldron from Magic's Ice Age."
master_trainer_mike says, "Long and boring and confusing still doesn't make a bad card a good one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from porygon_maniac17:
         Would you apply the Baby Pokémon Rule from effects of Pokémon Powers that deal damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Again you'll have to wait and read the baby card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from bahamut_x:
         How would someone go about starting a league where there is none available?
master_trainer_mike says, "First find a retail location that might be interested in holding it, then have them conatct us."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from sharkdog61:
         can you evolve NEO into other pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from unown_master:
         Will any spiecial measures (Eg. BANNING) be taken to prevent the Rockets Zapdos/Golden Nut combo?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, it';s not that great."
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not found this to be that great...especially with Sneasal in the mix. KO..one turn, no problem."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from chaos_planeswalker:
         what makes NEO unique?
master_trainer_pat says, "New energy"
master_trainer_mike says, "New Pokemon, baby pokemon,"
master_trainer_mike says, "pokemon tools"
master_trainer_mike says, "new evolutions for old pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "etc"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from soslowpoke:
         if Hitmonchan does jab to a Rocket's Zapdos with 2 Plus Powers, will itdo 10 to Rocket's Zapdos or none becasue Plus Power says if an attack does damage and Hitmonchan's jab won't do damage to Rocket's Zapdos with out them
master_trainer_pat says, "It wouldn't do anything, because Weakness and Resistance are figured before trainers"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from sharkdog61:
         can NEO pokemon evolve in to regular?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup, the babies do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from njdevil18:
         Is there going to be any way to get the non-holographic version of the promo #10 Meowth that was given out at the Jr. Rally West?
master_trainer_pat says, "Never heard of such a card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from unown_master:
         Any info on Neo genisis Pre-constructed theme decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "not really, excpet that we 3 master trainers helped name them"
master_trainer_pat says, "Their names are Hot Foot and Cold Fusion"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from pokemon_john:
         Any word on STS-style qualifiers and/or tournaments for us Pokémon groupies? How about a little stroll into Canada, eh? *waves Canadian flag*
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but no details yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "I"
master_trainer_pat says, "AM"
master_trainer_pat says, "Canadian"
master_trainer_pat says, "not"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from porygon_maniac17:
         Could you use a baby Pokémon with Blaine's Quiz #3?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from soslowpoke:
         do neo holos have stars or cosmic foil?
master_trainer_mike says, "cosmic!"
master_trainer_pat says, "and they look very sharp."
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from chrisbo:
         If Sprout Tower is in effect, does Chancey's "Double Edge" attack do 80to itself or only 50 to itself? (I assume that either way it does only 50 to the opponent.)
master_trainer_pat says, "five zero"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from marril2000:
         will the reverse holo cards such as pichu, will there picture become holo unlike the japanese card?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #101 from chrisbo:
         If Sprout Tower is in effect, does Ditto's attack get reduced damage ornot?
master_trainer_pat says, "Only if it's copying a colorless P-mon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from sharkdog61:
         can NeO GUENIS pokemon evolve to base?
master_trainer_mike says, "already said yes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from soslowpoke:
         is there a Base Set 2 Koffing?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nada"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from marril2000:
         what is year 2 of the league called>
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon League Year 2"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from sonicblue:
         Does Darkness Energy add 10 damage to attacks that target benched Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wait and see..."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from thamaster:
         Do you wanna let us in on any of your new decks...maybe a new haymaker rival!?!?!!?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well the Murkrow/Dark Vileplum deck is pretty harsh."
master_trainer_pat says, "Haymaker is still very powerful from what we've found."
master_trainer_mike says, "Stall will make a comeback though!"
master_trainer_pat says, "There just isn't enough of a drawback to playing all big basic P-mon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from marril2000:
         can you put in a sergestion to put a wizards stores in the NH area
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure we'll pass it along"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from sharkdog61:
         are neo only in 1st edition?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, there's 1st and Unlimited like always."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from crazy_nut_man:
         Is neo such a secret? What you have camera's everywhere? Security Guards??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes yes and yes"
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT WE LOVE OUR OVERLORDS!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from sharkdog61:
         when do you get the marril card?
master_trainer_mike says, "It should be out this weekend at all old league locations."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from thundrchld:
         when will the birthday pikachus be sent out from the wizards palce if you won
master_trainer_mike says, "We don't know, for the third time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from soslowpoke:
         will you have to earn B-Day Pika at the league by keeping points on thelittle grid?
master_trainer_mike says, "No there will be a special activity for it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #116 from universaljuan:
         With Cleffa, do you have to have at least one card in order to use it'sattack? (Personally I think you do)
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, you can shuffle in a hand of zero cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from ikendall:
         is there a foil and a nonfoil B-Day Pikachu? is so, how are the different versions distributed?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, the foil we've already explained, the nonfoil was only available in the Pikachu world set released at this summer's olympics."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from chaos_planeswalker:
         what does blaines arcannaine do?
master_trainer_mike says, "read the card!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from sharkdog61:
         what holos are in NEO decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "you'll have to wait"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #119 from toledomedic:
         So Nintendo and Top Deck will be only one releasing promo's then?
master_trainer_pat says, "did we say that? not really..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from universaljuan:
         With Blaine's Charizard it is possible to do 40 damage with one fire energy correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "correct!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Good card, huh?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from soslowpoke:
         what promos beyond 29 do you know of?(IOW, they have been planned/printed but you can't tell us what POkemon they are)
master_trainer_pat says, "We know, we just can't say right now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from unown_master:
         What will the art be on the Neo Boosters?
master_trainer_pat says, "OK, I've got them ready this time..."
master_trainer_pat says, "We have Typhlosion, Lugia, Megananium and Feraligatr"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from nekkyo:
         Will the cards removed from Gym 2 (the super uncommon chansey and Imakuni's doduo) be released as promos or in a set?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from porygon_maniac17:
         Are you planning on releasing any vending cards in sets again? (Like Master Ball and Max Revive in Challenge)
master_trainer_mike says, "Maaaybe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #125 from sharkdog61:
         Will NEO be released on Jan 15 or December 16?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "both"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from soslowpoke:
         how many promos will there be for the 3rd Pokemon movie
master_trainer_mike says, "can't say yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #127 from pokemon_john:
         There is one Pokémon that has an attack effect that prevents attaching energy to the Defending Pokémon during the next turn... One of Misty's I think... Does this prevent things like Mewtwo's Energy Absorbtion, Rocket's Zapdos' Plasma, etc.? If so, does the attack effect just get ignored?
master_trainer_pat says, "Crystal Beam just prevents your 'free' energy attachment per turn"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from thundrchld:
         what are announcements for today?
master_trainer_mike says, "we'll do them again at 4"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from sharkdog61:
         will NEO cards be packaged with a holo in every pack?
master_trainer_mike says, "of course not!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from universaljuan:
         Any plans to make an official Pokemon online TCG?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #131 from acekhang:
         if i use a base set electrodes pokemon power buzzap...do i discard it afterwards?
master_trainer_mike says, "we do not have the right for online tcg games about POkemon, but others might........."
master_trainer_pat says, "Buzzap you have to turn Electrode into an energy card, so yes it will stay attached."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from crazy_nut_man:
         Would wotc create a program where you can play people online??
master_trainer_mike says, "see above asnwer"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from acekhang:
         do you have a list of winners for the b-day pikachu contest... I would like one...
master_trainer_pat says, "The drawing is next week...so no we don't"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from soslowpoke:
         how will the Dark Arbok promo be distributed?
master_trainer_mike says, "given out in red envelopes for the Chinese New Year at league locations in Asia."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from a0030war:
         you would have to come to oklahoma city to play me in a tourment thats where i live or unless there will be a central sts
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to wait and see..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from toledomedic:
         Are there any "lists" of the new/pending release's of cards for this saturday's release date...If so where can I find them...Looked on web site and didn't see it listed yet..
master_trainer_mike says, "It was sneak-leaked to the pokegym and the pojo, check there."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #137 from hyper__x:
         in two days stores will start getting neo cards, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "right"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #138 from acekhang:
         do you have to evolve a hitmonchan from tyrogue?
master_trainer_pat says, "I assume Tyrogue is baby Hitmochan...no you wouldn't"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from porygon_maniac17:
         Could you please name all English cards that are "unusable" in tourneys, if any?
master_trainer_pat says, "Ancient Mew, B-day Pikachu and the oversized promo cards"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from soslowpoke:
         what Pokemon are on the art of genesis packs?
master_trainer_pat says, "Once again...Lugia, Meganium, Feraligatr and Typhlosion"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #141 from magmar2000:
         Do you know how the "W" Dark Arbok will be released?
master_trainer_pat says, "Only in Asia as part of Chinese New Year festivities...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from will94:
         When will the B-Day Pikachus be sent to the 30,000 contest winners?
master_trainer_pat says, "After they draw the winners names maybe?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #143 from unown_master:
         What is your opinion on the demise of the grass type card? A very smallamount of people used them in the STS.
master_trainer_pat says, "Grass will have it's day in sun again."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #145 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is your next popular tcg besides pkmn, n' mtg
master_trainer_pat says, "MLB 2000 probably"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #146 from nekkyo:
         Will cards just be given in the new league or earned with 250 pts.?
master_trainer_pat says, "Cards need to be earned during the first season of year 2"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from navel_livtitov:
         are they going to rerelease the blaine's charizard with the attack donecorectly??? fire, not fighting???
master_trainer_mike says, "not here, no. But it might be corrected before it is released overseas or before it ever gets reprinted in future sets."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from hyper__x:
         what are your favorite attacks of all the sets?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll have Smokescreen or Thundershock"
master_trainer_mike says, "Kindle is pretty cool!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #149 from soslowpoke:
         what makes Murkrow so good? What's its attack names?
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll have to wait and see, we don't want to spoil the fun of seeing these cards for the first time..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from universaljuan:
         I have a deck that uses Chaos Gym/Mew/Aerodactyl/Erika's Dratini. Thinkit's a good idea to use Steel energy like I'ev been plotting to?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and try it out, but it is called metal energy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #151 from haymakermaker:
         Are there theme decks for Neo? Sneasel, Wigglytuff, and the Challenge Trainer would make a strong one...
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah we would call that the "Brokeymon deck""
master_trainer_pat says, "Cold Fusion, Hot Foot...good luck on seeing Sneasel in a Thime Deck"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #152 from toshin007:
         is murkrow broken?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nah, just has a cool new attack effect."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so, but it is tough"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from acekhang:
         is it true that neo genesis has the holos from the first neo 9 card set...
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from toledomedic:
         What is the Marril misprint on the promo's?
master_trainer_mike says, "you tell us!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Let's see if you can figure it out...it's pretty obvious"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from haymakermaker:
         Where will the next STS be?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from schmoo:
         In the Neo Genesis theme decks, if there are any, what are the holo cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "won;t tell you, you have to find out"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #157 from universaljuan:
         Why wouldn't you be able to use a Pokemon Breeder on a baby Pokemon
master_trainer_pat says, "Pokemon Breeder says 'place a Stage 2 on a Basic' there are no stage 2 Pokemon that there are babies for."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from ikendall:
         I know you cant be specific, but is the release of the Vending cards looking optomistic, mediocre, or really, really bad?
master_trainer_mike says, "it is not on the radar at this time"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #159 from acekhang:
         is it true that there is an english version of the japanese cd promo charizard..?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we've printed"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from ikendall:
         will there be a STS in the north of england in 2001? (for musashi_oyobi_kojiro)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from musashi_oyobi_kojiro:
         will there be a STS in the north of england in 2001?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno, contact wotc uk and ask them"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #162 from soslowpoke:
         What is the actual text for baby Pokemon on cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll have to wait...you should be used to that soslowpoke."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from porygon_maniac17:
         Is the first Edition sign on Darkness Pokémon and Energy White?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from schmoo:
         Will you make a Togepi promo??? Togepi is cool!
master_trainer_mike says, "maaaybe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #165 from universaljuan:
         Do you like Misty's Gyarados? I do...odds of two tails in a row are lowenough to justify use to me
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope. Not I said the little Mareep."
master_trainer_mike says, "Takes too long to power up, retereat cost of 3, needs 4 WATER for the attack. naaah"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #166 from navel_livtitov:
         are they going to release a rocket's minefield gym that actually stateshow many damage countwers to put on a pokepmon when it is placed....if not, howmany is it supposed to be???
master_trainer_pat says, "It's supposed to read '2 damage counters'"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from schmoo:
         Will Baby Pokemon be able to be shuffled back into the deck with Nightly Garbage Run?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from chrisbo:
         Can you tell us anything about the new "Char" status effect?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait until you read the quilava card"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #169 from soslowpoke:
         how can you get the rulebook this weekend?
master_trainer_pat says, "Theme Decks if you can find them."
master_trainer_mike says, "theme decks aren't out yet!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "you can get a neo rules sheet with the free promo marril card this weekend"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #170 from hyper__x:
         what will be the worst card in Neo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Arcade game Trainer?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Quagsire isn't worth it either"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from porygon_maniac17:
         Who came up with Metal and Darkness Energy instead of Dark and Steel, like in the Gameboy Game?
master_trainer_mike says, "Gamefreak the people who won Pokemon, they told us to do it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #172 from schmoo:
         If a Ditto is against a Baby Pokemon, does it copy the Baby Pokemon rule?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from acekhang:
         my friend got three packs of neo genesis already..
master_trainer_mike says, "I have more than that!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from nekkyo:
         Will you be able to earn badges/tms from the first leage when the 2nd year starts?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from haymakermaker:
         Will wizards release vending sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans at this time"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #176 from nekkyo:
         Will gaining points still work the same or have u added new ways?
master_trainer_pat says, "Pretty much the same, new activities though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #177 from porygon_maniac17:
         Do you guys watch Fear on MTV?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"
master_trainer_pat says, "NOpe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from soslowpoke:
         how does the "Medal/Challenge" system work in league year 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #180 from lugia_the_guardiant:
         How long will the pokemon leagues last?
master_trainer_pat says, "6 week seasons again."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from acekhang:
         what is the next neo set called? ...Prophecy perhaps...
master_trainer_mike says, "we already used that for magic"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from porygon_maniac17:
         Any plans for a Neo:Genisis commercials? You guys should audition if so!
master_trainer_mike says, "actually yes, they will be out soon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from acekhang:
         what is the point of evolving chansey to a blissey when it still has the same hp..? woc should have upgraded it...
master_trainer_mike says, "who is blissey?? we haven't made a card like that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #185 from flying_dragonair:
         When will the card list for Neo: Genesis be posted on the official TCGpage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hopefully sometime next week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from universaljuan:
         Any word on bringing back non holo versions of holos? It made it so much easier to get the cards I needed!
master_trainer_mike says, "ya know, people complain if we do that, or if we don't. no plans to bring it back at this time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #187 from hyper__x:
         are we allowed evolve neo cards into others? such as a neo pikachu evolving into a jungle riachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from nekkyo:
         Will there be nonholo versions of holos in Neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #190 from njdevil18:
         I did not see the answer to my question earlier so can you please answer it again? It was about the non-holographic Meowth.
master_trainer_pat says, "There isn't a card like that that we printed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from universaljuan:
         think you could dub anything as Cheeserific!?
master_trainer_mike says, "that would be silly"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #192 from nekkyo:
         What will be in Base 3?
master_trainer_pat says, "cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from schmoo:
         In Neo Geness, what does the Togepi card do?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from porygon_maniac17:
         which Pokémon type do you think will lose the most playtime because of the edition to Neo Genisis?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think fighting (with the exception of Gligar) got ignored."
master_trainer_mike says, "Most other types got some good new pokemon."
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe, and this is a big maybe colorless...because ofSprout Tower."
master_trainer_mike says, "Maaaybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #195 from universaljuan:
         Can you put in some word for a Wizards store in Kansas City, MO as well?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"
master_trainer_pat says, "sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from hyper__x:
         how many pokémon cards can you cram in a phone booth?
master_trainer_mike says, "with or without a food processor?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Leave room for a box o donuts"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #197 from toshin007:
         how do leauge special Activities work?
master_trainer_mike says, "each one is different"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from haymakermaker:
         Is the b-day pika activity having something to do with birthdays?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from porygon_maniac17:
         It's not a question, Merry Christmas you guys! Thanx for answering all our questions and putting up with our bad spelling techniques.
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Merry Xmas to you all as well. And our typing is prety darne awefull two!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Why thanks...Hoppy Holidays and all that shtuff."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from thundrchld:
         you should put up cardlists and each card shoul dbe clickable so you can see the image of teh card.. or atleast wizards should have a spoiler list for people to go look at.
master_trainer_mike says, "That sort of thing is in the works."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #201 from schmoo:
         Is Sneasel a rare card?
master_trainer_pat says, "I hope so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from jdg6248:
         Will there be no-holo versions of holo cards in NEO?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from marril2000:
         Any luck on the MTs becoming the American imakunis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, you might see more of us on our web site in the future."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #205 from haymakermaker:
         What's behind the door in the Challenge Cup?
master_trainer_pat says, "Try Nintendo at 1(800)422-2602"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from point8:
         What do you think about 3 colored decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "as long as 1 is colorless, then they are easy, otherwise can be hard (even with rainbow energy)"
master_trainer_pat says, "They're Magically Delicious!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from acekhang:
         is there a way i can find out my top deck subscription info... like when my next issue arrives?
master_trainer_mike says, "call pcs publishing at 1-800-395-7760"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #208 from a0030war:
         when will the personal trainer page be back up
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid the personal trainer pages are gone for good."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from soslowpoke:
         How many ENergys come in each pack of Neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "1 basic energy and then there is always a chance that your rare card could be a darkness, metal, or recycle energy"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #210 from sharkdog61:
         will king slo poke be in neo 1?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sloking. Ya."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from porygon_of_borg:
         What happens if you have a LSSP'ed Ditto active? What if the opponent's active is also a LSSP'ed Ditto?
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing happens as that would NEVER HAPPEN!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #212 from pokemon_john:
         I am helping to host a booster draft tournament this Sunday... By DCI rules, one would have to play with a 60 card deck... Have you playtested with adifferent number of boosters? Any suggestions? We have been tossing around the idea of using 4 or 5 boosters...
master_trainer_pat says, "We've used 6 boosters in the past. Three of each Gymseries..."
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no official DCI booster draft rules for Pokemon yet. We threw out the 60 card deck size and the max of 4 of any card. Itwas not an issue when you draft from such a small pool."
master_trainer_pat says, "Base Set 2 is a bad idea because all the really good trainers and big basic pokemon are in there."
master_trainer_pat says, "Team Rocket was the most fun to draft in my mind."
master_trainer_mike says, "Rocket and Neo might be fun."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from sharkdog61:
         with the new league will you have 1 book for jhoto and regular or 2 ?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is only 1 league book for the new league."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #214 from sharkdog61:
         whats your favorite set?
master_trainer_mike says, "used to be Challenge but now it is Neo."
master_trainer_mike says, "Rocket was cool too"
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo and Team Rocket"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from point8:
         Are there any Pokemon League tournaments in Arkansas, that you know of?
master_trainer_mike says, "leagues don;t start until jkan 6th, tournaments you should check on our website under events"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #216 from soslowpoke:
         will vending machine and Southern Islands sets be combined?
master_trainer_pat says, "No info for you, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #217 from marril2000:
         what are the "challenges" that will stop trainers in the tracks durrinlg league 2 of the league? Will these be maditory to contiune?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait until the league starts and find out"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #218 from ikendall:
         Is the UK's Tempest Gift box the same as the Thunderstorm one from the US?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from porygon_maniac17:
         Will Blaine's Quiz #3 have an erreta made for it, since you said you can use it with baby Pokémon?
master_trainer_mike says, "no, baby pokemon count as basic pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from hyper__x:
         what will be the best card in neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "we've already mentioned several"
master_trainer_mike says, "sneasel, cleffa, professor elm, metal energy"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #221 from nekkyo:
         Why is it called Metal instead of Steel?
master_trainer_pat says, "We were told to change it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from sharkdog61:
         will recycle energy be in neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #223 from kis21x:
         For Promo Sabrina's Abra, if your opponent attach aLOT of energy to his/her active pokemon, do you have to attach all those energy cards in order to use its Synchronize attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, of course"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from sharkdog61:
         hooh be in neo 1?
master_trainer_mike says, "well hoothoot is."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ho oh will not be in NEo 1"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from porygon_maniac17:
         What's a generic counter?
master_trainer_mike says, "you can use anything for that, a coin, a piece of paper, a donut...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #226 from toledomedic:
         The HP is small and black?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #227 from porygon_maniac17:
         What is the effect of Pokemon having a Char counter on it?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #228 from sharkdog61:
         when will_____'s chansey and Imakunis dodou be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and read the quilava card when it comes out"
master_trainer_pat says, "No plans to release those."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from point8:
         What do you think about Govianni's Persian in the theme deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "not very good, though thefree retreat helps"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #230 from porygon_of_borg:
         Do you have any plans for a second Space Weedle-like thing (i.e. Goldeen Gate Bridge)?
master_trainer_mike says, "maaaaybe"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing concrete yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #231 from porygon_of_borg:
         What types of Neo questions can or can't we ask?
master_trainer_mike says, "we will not answer anything specific about any cardsas they have not been released yet, basic neo rules questions though are fine"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from sharkdog61:
         will the sts be in columbus ohio or the tcg tour?
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #233 from soslowpoke:
         how will we get to see the rulebook this weekend?
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike has told me that the Theme Decks are not coming out this weekend, so you won't be able to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from musashi_oyobi_kojiro:
         dont you think that your answers are pretty pathetic! dont you think ive already asked wotc uk and they give some DELETED answer too? whats the deal!!!???
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude, WOTC UK makes, runs, and plans ALL events in the UK. If they don;t have anything to tell you it is because they DON"T HAVE ANYTHING TO TELL YOU!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Deal with it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #235 from kis21x:
         howcome the site doesn't have the Deck List for Gym Challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is on our website."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from scrye_fung:
         So has DMTM finally figured out who DW is?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #238 from magmar2000:
         Which do you think is better? Genesis Electabuzz or Genesis Magmar. Both seem pretty good to me.
master_trainer_mike says, "electabuzz, cheaper retreat and its second attack isswift."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #239 from schmoo:
         When Neo Genesis comes out, will the boosters be available in the Thunderstorm boxes?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from toshin007:
         if you passed the coach test during last season do you need to take another test?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes you do"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #241 from porygon_maniac17:
         Could you evolve a Pichu into B-Day Pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from universaljuan:
         I second the notion on wishing you a very MErry Christmas!
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you! Happy Holidays to you all!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #243 from marril2000:
         why did the Neo Weedle not make it into Genesis? I dont think you pushed enough for it!
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude, I screamed myself raw.........."
master_trainer_pat says, "I was there, it was ill."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from hyper__x:
         could one of your next projects be to see how many cards you can cram in a phone booth?
master_trainer_mike says, "who uses phone booths anymore with cell phones????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from universaljuan:
         Any word for a possible Pokemon TCG GB with updated expansions?!
master_trainer_mike says, "unlikely"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from articuno21:
         In one of the neo PCDs, why are there only 4 trainers? Who makes the PCDs? Wizards needs to have a talk with him.
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, cuz trainers make the game unbalanced????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Only my opinion......"
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from navel_livtitov:
         what happens if you use a ditto to use a clefables attack to metronome the metronom,e attack...is it a loop???
master_trainer_mike says, "Booooring"
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing happens"
master_trainer_pat says, "Have fun with your little loop."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #249 from marril2000:
         if my local store wants to hold a DCI torement do they need to have a judge or is that only for magic to have a certificed judge?
master_trainer_mike says, "pokemon does not have certified judges, anyone that knows the game well can judge an event"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #250 from kis21x:
         when can I know that if I'm a B-Day Pikachu winner?
master_trainer_pat says, "They'll draw the winners next week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #251 from magmar2000:
         Mike and Pat, do you know of any Tourneys around here? I only know of a once a month one in Tacoma.... It's getting boring with no league. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Have you checked at the gamecenter in the U district??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #252 from pokemon_john:
         Any idea if DCI/WotC will make energy available along he same lines as M:tG basic land? BTW (by the way), DCI Rule 231states "Limited decks must contain sixty cards." Does this mean there is a modification to the DCI rules?
master_trainer_mike says, "How do you mean about the energy. And as I stated there ARE no official DCI rules for Pokemon Booster drafts at this time."
master_trainer_pat says, "What's your point about the 60 cards??"
master_trainer_mike says, "So if you hold a booster draft you are already outside the lines."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #253 from kis21x:
         so Promo Sabrina's Abra is REALLY bad against Base Set Blastoise.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yep"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #254 from articuno21:
         Is everything on the promo marril the same as it will be for the set? Idon't like the weakness/resistance swirl. I think it is too small and spaced.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #255 from point8:
         How good is Govianni's Theme deck, or is there a single card that is good?
master_trainer_pat says, "Blahhh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "peeee-u"
master_trainer_pat says, "Go for Koga...it's one of the best Theme Decks yet IMHO."
master_trainer_mike says, "Koga's Weedle makes it great!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from chrisbo:
         Do any other pokemon besides Quilava have a Char attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "not at this time"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #257 from point8:
         What are the Best Bosters Packs to buy now (besides Neo)?
master_trainer_pat says, "I heard that some older sets have been going on sale lately, like Fossil"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #258 from universaljuan:
         Will the coach test for Season 2 be harder than the last cause the 1st one was cake
master_trainer_mike says, "It should be, its all on neo rules."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #262 from point8:
         Is Koga's Ditto going to be any good? (i think it is Koga's)
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, not really"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #263 from kis21x:
         for Question #235, I meant DECK LIST, not card list.
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #264 from pokemon_john:
         Any plans for Pokémon Judges Certification so that K-values and increased ratings points can be used, as they do in M:tG?
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans for that at this time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from magmar2000:
         RE: Q251 I haven't checked there.... I would, but I live in South Sound area. So, kinda far to drive.
master_trainer_pat says, "I hear ya"
master_trainer_mike says, "check our web site then, or maybe try and start up some of your own"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #266 from schmoo:
         Do you still print Fossil? I haven't seen it since Base 2 came out.
master_trainer_mike says, "there is still a lot on the market"
master_trainer_mike says, "The only announcement we had was to tell you about upcoming promo cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will NOT be anymore foil stamped or pre-release cards made."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will still make the black star promo cards and they will still be available through the league and other promotions."
master_trainer_mike says, "There is ONE exception to this rule though."
master_trainer_mike says, "There is a w stamped english non-holo Dark Arbok being released in Asia for the Chinese New Year later in January."
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be given out in league locations in Hong Kong and other asian countries only."
master_trainer_mike says, "This willbe the last foil stamped card made."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #267 from slowbro:
         Does the promo Eevee's Pokémon Power: Chain Reaction, when it is used to evolve Eevee, remove Poison, Smokescreen, or any other effect (other than Sleep, Paralysis, and Confusion, which prevent it from being used?)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would as they are all ended when the Pokemon evolves."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from magmar2000:
         RE to Q# 265.. Mike, have you searched it recently? ;-) 1 in Tacoma (once a month), 1 in Shelton (once a week) and 1 in Vancouver (once a week). It's odd that Washington doesn't have more...
master_trainer_mike says, "Contact local stores and help them run them yourself."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #269 from slowbro:
         Porygon's Conversion 1 says "Change [the Defending Pokémon's Weakness] to a type of your choice other than Colorless."Are Dark and Steel legal types for Conversion attacks?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they would be."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #270 from slowbro:
         The Rocket's Trap says that you may not look at the cards in your opponent's hand that you are choosing. What happens when you play The Rocket's Trap when you have an Omanyte in play?
master_trainer_mike says, "You would flip the cards oiver and shuffle them, pull 3 at random, and then the remaining acrds would be flipped over again"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #271 from slowbro:
         If putting a Pokémon on the Bench removes special conditions, are the effects of Dark Arbok's Stare, when used on the Active Pokémon, removed when thatPokémon goes to the bench? If a Benched Pokémon that has been Stared at becomesActive? If a Benche
master_trainer_mike says, "Only in the first case (active gets benched) would the stare effect be removed."
master_trainer_pat says, "If you evolved the one onthe bench it would remove the effect as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #273 from slowbro:
         What happens when you attach a Rainbow Energy to Sabrina's Gastly (the one with Gaseous Form) when it has 10 HP left? Does it get knocked out or not?
master_trainer_mike says, "Since both effects happen at the same time, you would get their choose their order. So it would be at 10hp or Knocked out, your choice."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #274 from slowbro:
         What happens when you attach a Rainbow Energy to Blaine's Ninetales when it has 10 HP left? Does it get knocked out or not?
master_trainer_mike says, "Same answer, you choose the order of the effects."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #275 from slowbro:
         Vending Machine Kadabra has an attack that causes the opponent to become paralyzed if an energy card is attached to it. What happens if you attach a Full Heal Energy to a Pokémon that has been hit by this attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, that's not one we've made."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #276 from slowbro:
         f you change a Pokémon's weakness to its own type, if that Pokémon's attack does damage to itself, is that damage doubled? (This does happen in the Game Boy version of the TCG.)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would take double damage"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #277 from articuno21:
         Why aren't there any more Prerelease or foil stamped cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "We just want them to be black star promos now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #278 from slowbro:
         If you use Stare against a Machamp, do you take 10 damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would, his Pokemon power resolves before thestare's effect does."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #279 from hyper__x:
         are there going to be anymore foil stamped cards in top deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #280 from slowbro:
         If you have two Sabrina's Alakazams, can you use Megaburn every turn byalternately using the Megaburn from your active Sabrina's Alakazam and your benched one?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't use Megaburn again with that S. Alakazam"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #281 from pokemon_john:
         Hmmm... Please verify that DCI does or does not support Limited and/orBooster Draft formats for me... http://www.wizards.com/dci/downloads/Pokemon_FR_00-01.pdf We have had DCI sanction the tournament for this coming Sunday and news that there are *NO* rules/guidelines for booster draft concerns me greatly...
master_trainer_mike says, "My bad, there are some basic rules for limited (booster ) drafts. Deck size must still be 60 but the 4 copies of any cards max ruleis dropped. Takew a look at the rules on our web site for details."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #282 from slowbro:
         If you use Sabrina's Gengar's Dark Wave (which does 20 damage and stopsPokémon Powers) on a Mr. Mime (which would normally take no damage because its weakness is psychic and it has the Pokémon Power: Invisible Wall,) does it knockout the Mr. Mime?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because the order of applying damage says that other effects of attacks will happen last."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #283 from slowbro:
         n your Team Rocket Errata, you said that a card that had an error that affected gameplay would not be corrected, unless the card is unplayable as it stands. In your Gym Challenge FAQ, you said that Blaine's Charizard should be played as if it had a Fi
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, we issued errata as the card was effectively unplayable with the printing error as is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #285 from toledomedic:
         I own a card / comic book store and am interested in having pokemon league...how do I start it up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Call us at 1-800-324-6496 and we will help you get the info you need."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #286 from slowbro:
         You can only use Koga's Beedrill's Hyper Needle once while Koga's Beedrill is in play. But if you used Mew's Devolution Beam to return Koga's Beedrill to your hand, then played Koga's Beedrill on top of the same Koga's Kakuna, could you use Hyper Need
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #287 from magmar2000:
         Non Pokemon Question -Did any of you guys have snow? We had a dusting down here... You called this "Dust", right Mike? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yep, dust!! I'm from Vermont and we would call thisSPRING!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #288 from slowbro:
         Can you use Super Energy Removal when your opponent has no energy (because Super Energy Removal says "choose 1 of your opponent's Pokémon and up to 2 Energy cards attached to it," and 0 is "up to 2?") For example, it might be useful to get extra Elect
master_trainer_pat says, "I think you can, we'll check to see if this is ok w/ R7D."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #289 from toshin007:
         how ydo you feel about opnline auction sites selling the marrils , B_day Pika and Neo stuff early? can't that be stopped?
master_trainer_mike says, "We do not have the righ to prosecute, thta is up to Gamefreak and I believe they are overwhelmed."
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t like to see it though."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's the same thing as when you see stolen stuff there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #290 from pokemon_john:
         *sigh of relief* Okay... Mind putting word somewhere that the cards printed by WotC are *ENGLISH* cards, not American? =) Just a little Canadian concern being shown here... ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, my apologies."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #291 from kis21x:
         are GB booster and TCG booster's odds the same? cuz I usually get both pikachu pic. boosters with Gyarados in both of them.
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea, but probbaly not"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #292 from pokemon_john:
         *sigh of relief* Okay... Mind putting somewhere that the cards printed by WotC are *ENGLISH* cards, not American? =) Just a little Canadian concernhere... ;) BTW, we will remember minty fresh gum, the donut, *AND* a handful of Bothans next time we see you guys...
master_trainer_mike says, "okay doakey"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #294 from toledomedic:
         what time is best to caLL?
master_trainer_pat says, "between 9 and 5 pm."
master_trainer_mike says, "last is the announcement"
master_trainer_mike says, "no more pre-release or foil stamped cards to be made, only balck star promos"
master_trainer_mike says, "one exception is the english non-holo w-stamped DarkArbok to be released ONLY in Asia in January."
master_trainer_mike says, "All other promo cards from now on will be the black star promo types."
master_trainer_mike says, "That's it, that's every pair of shoes in the place!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Unless......you want to try......."
master_trainer_mike says, "THE CRUEL SHOES!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(old Steve Martin for ya)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, time to go."