Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, December 21, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi guys, logged on from home (roommate took my coat with my carkeys)."
master_trainer_mike says, "So it may be a bit slower today :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "But definately still MINTY FRESH!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hi gang! You've had a chance to open some Neo Genesispacks now so I'm sure you'll have tons of questions today...maybe you're as sick as I am already of getting Arcade Game for my rare....arrrgh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Before we forget, we want to wish you all Happy Holidays!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And safe ones too."
master_trainer_pat says, "YEs, Happy Holidays!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1 from pikabruce:
         If Croconaw (70 HP) does Screech, and your opponent's Electabuzz does Thunderpunch and flips tails, who gets the extra 20 HP damage, Croconaw or Electabuzz?
master_trainer_mike says, "Electabuzz would take an extra 20 damage in this case."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from chrisbo:
         What ways other than "Scoop Up" or evolving can be used to remove the status effect from Quilava's "Char" attack? (NOTE: Benching does not remove this effect)
master_trainer_pat says, "Basically, you got"
master_trainer_pat says, "them all there"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from crazy_nut_man:
         Are you on vacation??
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, just logging on from home."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from marril2000:
         1. Has wizards shipped the B-day Pikas to the winners of the contest?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, we just don't know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from pikabruce:
         If your Slowking and Chaos Gym are both in play, and your opponent wants to play a trainer card, what flip goes first?
master_trainer_mike says, "It depends on who is the active player and who conrols what effect."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you control both, and it was your turn, you couldchoose the order they occur."
master_trainer_mike says, "Active players effects go first otherwise."
master_trainer_mike says, "Just like Magic!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "How's that for confusing? Remember, 'this isn't Magic'...yea, that's it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from nickandneo:
         For Neo Electabuzz's attack (Swift), do you count a Defender? I know this is going to be asked just like Misty's Staryu.
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you woulddn't."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from chrisbo:
         If you have a Metal Energy attached and that pokemon does an attack with only 10 damage, would an attached Plus Power be calculated before or after theMetal Energy "penalty"? What would the end total damage be (10 or zero)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Metal energy effect would be applied first...this is covered in the Neo Rulebook"
master_trainer_pat says, "Which I wish you guys had access to, but..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is your favorite neo card??
master_trainer_mike says, "Cleffa is pretty sick but looking forward to Neo 2 Weedle."
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "I acually really like the special energy cards in theset...Darkness, Metal and Recycle."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from pikabruce:
         If Mukrow has 2 Darkenss Energy attached, and attacks the defending Pokemon with Feint Attack, how much damage does the defending Pokemon receive?
master_trainer_pat says, "40 HP damage. Darkness will only add extra if you attack the Defending Pokemon w/ the attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from chrisbo:
         If you have a Darkness Energy attached, and that pokemon does an attackwith no damage (i.e. TR Oddish's SleepPowder), does the D Energy still add +10 to the damage? If so would then an attached Plus Power also cause an additional+10 too?
master_trainer_pat says, "Check the wording...it's similar to Plus Power in that it will only do extra if it does damage in the first place."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from marril2000:
         2. Are the Neo Genesis packs Shiny Green or Gold?
master_trainer_pat says, "They are Silver and Gold just like that old Burl Ivessong."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from pikabruce:
         If Mukrow has 2 Darkenss Energy attached, and attacks a benched Pokemonwith Feint Attack, how much damage does that Pokemon receive?
master_trainer_mike says, "20 (darkness only adds to attacks to the defending pokemon)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from crazy_nut_man:
         any New neo news??
master_trainer_pat says, "We've been getting our first looks at Neo 2, which looks pretty cool."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from marril2000:
         3. Can you say what one of the challenges for the Pokémon Traiding CardGame League 2 that are supost to stop you in your tracks?
master_trainer_mike says, "no, you have to wait"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, but no."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from pikabruce:
         If Ditto had 3 energy and is opposite Blaine's Charizard, can you choose how many (1, 2, or 3) of Ditto's energy are fire energy (and would be discarded with Roaring Flames)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you could because you can do that with Ditto."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from chrisbo:
         Does "Recycle Energy" go back into your hand if you discard it as part of a retreat cost? Does it go back into your hand if it's attached to a Pokemonthat gets knocked out?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes in both cases"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't be discarding it for Item Finder and expecting to get it back though..."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from marril2000:
         4. Are the League Challenges that stop you in your tracks, do you have to do the challenge to conitune earning the badge?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from marril2000:
         5. What color/shape is the stamper for year 2 of the league?
master_trainer_pat says, "You sound like a little cheater..."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Please stop asking these sorts of questions, we willnot answer then, you just hjave to wiat"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from bigdaddysnorlax:
         Question on the wording of the "Berry" Pokemon Tools. They say "between turns you may" but it goes on to say "at the start of your turn if there are 4or more counters you will remove them". Is it optional?
master_trainer_mike says, "no it isn't"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from chrisbo:
         "Rocket's Secret Experiment" says that if tails you can't play trainersuntil the end of your next turn. So if I understand correctly that means that I'm done, my opponent plays, and I still can't play trainers until I'm done a second time. Right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correctomundo, Chrisbo"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from marril2000:
         6. happy holidays
master_trainer_mike says, "same back :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Happy, Happy, joy, Joy"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from puritys_echidna:
         Which coin flip would come first, Slowking or Chaos gym?
master_trainer_mike says, "depends on who controls which one and whose turn it is."
master_trainer_mike says, "The player who is going must flip for the effects they control (if they have Slowking or they played the Chaso Gym) befroe the effects of the defending player are done."
master_trainer_mike says, "if you control both, you choose the order"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from crazy_nut_man:
         can use rainbow energy/electrode and count it as dark/metal??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but when you do so you will not get the 'bonus' effects that those actual energy cards provide."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from chrisbo:
         Do Pokemon Tools stay attached to the Pokemon when it evolves?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from gooman:
         how will we know if we won a birthday pikachu card from the contest?
master_trainer_pat says, "You'd have to keep checking the website...or wait foryour card to show."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from crazy_nut_man:
         Any plans for Neo 2??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from crazy_nut_man:
         Any promo news??
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing new to announce on that front."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from pokesensei:
         Hi guys!Get my X-mas cards?:) Anyways..For the record,can a Pokemon Tool be attached to a Pokemon(& vice versa) that already has another trainer card(Defender,Plus Power,etc...) to it?
master_trainer_mike says, "thank you!!! Yes you could attach a tool to a POkemon that had another trainer on it (as long as it isn't a tool as well)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Great rendition of 'Twas the night before Christmas' on the 'Gym this morning."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from pokemon_john:
         Any Neo errata that we should be concerned about? BTW, will there be an errata for Marill to say that the additional energy for the Water Gun attack has to be Water energy? (meaning 2 Water Energy and a DCE would not be able to do40 damage...) *waves Canadian flag again*
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, play Marril as is. Wow! With a DCE you coulddo 40 on turn 3!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "woopppeeeeee"
master_trainer_pat says, "Quit wavin' that flag in here you'll put someone's eye out.(Christmas Story reference)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from pokesensei:
         If a Scorch marker is on a Pokemon via Quilava`s Scorch attack,does it come off when the Pokemon evolves or is benched?
master_trainer_mike says, "Scorch? You mean char?"
master_trainer_mike says, "It stays if the Pokemon is benched, but is removed if it evolves or leaves pay"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from gooman:
         how long is this minty fresh thing gonna last?
master_trainer_pat says, "Til it gets stale"
master_trainer_mike says, "until the cows from capistranno come home"
master_trainer_mike says, "(mixing metaphors)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh, we've past that point?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from porygon_maniac17:
         Happy Holidays, and On Piloswine, does the first attack, Freeze, prevent attacks as long as it's in play through the whole game?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from cardsellerjames:
         How rare are the square cut prototype cards??
master_trainer_mike says, "who's been talking!?!?!??!"
master_trainer_pat says, "they're pretty hard to get, that's for sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from marril2000:
         is the 80 damage on Typhlosion LV 57 an error(to high)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from rockets_lugia:
         Is neo the bomb?
master_trainer_pat says, "DA BOMB."
master_trainer_mike says, "that or at least a pointy stick"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from cardsellerjames:
         What is the deal with the Prerelease Base Raichu?? Was this really printed by error when the clefables were printed??
master_trainer_mike says, "we plead the 5th"
master_trainer_pat says, "No comment."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from porygon_maniac17:
         What's your favorite baby Pokémon?
master_trainer_mike says, "cleffa plays the best but I'm hoping for a baby MT Pat card"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm trying not to say Cleffa..Elekid is to coolest. Cleffa is just sooo strong."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from kis21x:
         are the results of B-Day Pikachu contest up yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from cardsellerjames:
         Is there a Trainer Deck B deck similar to the Trainer Deck a Deck
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from neo_pyromancer:
         About how long does it take for you to translate a set from japanese into understandable English?
master_trainer_mike says, "varies with set size"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from pika_wan:
         What is Char?
master_trainer_mike says, "charmnder's cute pet name???"
master_trainer_pat says, "Char is that stuff you have to scrape off your burger when your Dad gets out the BBQ for the first time during summer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from rockets_lugia:
         which card is your favorite in neo?
master_trainer_mike says, "gligar, metal energy...."
master_trainer_mike says, "and sprout tower to end the reign of Wiggly!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "recycle energy too, many good ones"
master_trainer_pat says, "Gligar or the new types...Murkrow, Sneasel, Skarmory and Steelix"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from pika_wan:
         Is Blissey in Neo Genesis?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from crazy_nut_man:
         What do u prefer MTG or PKN?
master_trainer_pat says, "Magic:TG"
master_trainer_mike says, "since we are bipolar here, we like both (depending on our mood)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from avatar_of_boyeah:
         beef anyone?
master_trainer_mike says, "Its not bothan beef is it???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from universaljuan:
         Just wanted to let you know that NEO ROCKS!
master_trainer_mike says, "cool"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from soslowpoke:
         Is Togepi the next league promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "NOt tellin'"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from porygon_maniac17:
         I heard rumors you guys use a thousand monkeys on a thousand typewriters to make all your cards, is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "we had them write shakespeare first though for practice"
master_trainer_pat says, "They were laid off recently, bananas cost too much"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is probably the most useable card in Neo, for archive type decks??
master_trainer_mike says, "depends, cleffa, prof elm, metal energy for stall"
master_trainer_mike says, "etc"
master_trainer_pat says, "Mary."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from puritys_echidna:
         MTM, how could one apply for a job at wotc?
master_trainer_mike says, "well, since we were just downsizws I'd wait a few months"
master_trainer_mike says, "Check our web site for listings, send in articles toour mags, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "Stay in touch with us too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from nickandneo:
         Are pre-constructed decks for Neo are going to be on the 'official' date on January 16?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right...the two decks are pretty normal for theme decks...one comes with Kingdra and Elekid and the other comes with Jumpluff and Magby."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from pokesensei:
         Again for the record...If the Eco GYm Trainer is in play,how many non-colorless energy cards can be returned to my hand if my opponent used an SER on one of my Pokemon(2 or 1)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Both"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from universaljuan:
         Also wanted to let you know that I did put Metal Energy into my Aero/Mew/Chaos Gym/E. Dratini deck and it rocks!!! Real question.....would you all everuse a deck similar to mine?
master_trainer_pat says, "Watch out w/ using Metal on E. Dratini though...the Metal won't reduce the 10 damage to zero unless that's the entire amount done."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from soslowpoke:
         What will Neo2 be called?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm pushing for Neo 2: The Minty Fresh set"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from lord_gothmog:
         This is a highly important question. Can you use a Pokemon Breeder to evolve a Baby Pokemon into a Stage 1 card?
master_trainer_pat says, "NOpe, Breeder actually says ''Stage 2' on it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from zapdos1:
         Could you tell DM Mike that Canada is the leading Maker of Maple, and it would the perfect spot for a STS, Maple Country his kind of place.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from crazy_nut_man:
         Why is Sprout Tower so powerful...for a uncommon...come on' it reduces colorless damage by 30..?? Do you think it is made too powerful??
master_trainer_mike says, "sure but he has very litte say in the location"
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from porygon_maniac17:
         Can you play Card-Flip Game with Here Comes Team Rocket?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because Card Flip game has to be used on face-down cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from toshin007:
         if a baby counts as a basic pokemon, does a baby power counts as a pokemon power?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from nickandneo:
         Is Murkrow's 'Feint Attack' an error? Some people say it is but I don'tthink so. Doesn't feint mean to do a false movement of attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "very good, you studied in school didn't you"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from puritys_echidna:
         if i have a dark energy on ditto and its copying a dark pokemon, would it take the damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it wouldn't."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from lord_gothmog:
         Did Dark Master Trainer Mike enjoy the crown made of Weedles we made for him? GO FLYING RATTATAS!
master_trainer_mike says, "Dark Master?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey I AM THE WEEDLE KING!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "besides he likes gengars"
master_trainer_mike says, "I do like the crown though"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from soslowpoke:
         was the B-Day Pika contest a drawing or first 30,000 recieved?
master_trainer_pat says, "They told us it was random, but we've heard otherwise..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from pokesensei:
         ....If EcoGym is in play,can a Rainbow Energy card be returned to my hand?Also,if it`s on a colorless Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes it can, also Rainbow energy CAN'T provide colorless (it is not a basic type)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from crazy_nut_man:
         if you use dark energy on say "Dark (TR SET)" would it do more damage??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from scrye_fung:
         Re. Q9. Even w/ Darknes Energy on, are you postitive that this energy provide +10 to the attack against the Defending Pokemon? I'm wondering because there's no 20 to the right of the text. Thx.
master_trainer_mike says, "yes it says if an attack from this pokemonw (with dark energy attached) da"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #69 from pika_wan:
         When does the next Neo expansion release?
master_trainer_mike says, "when the flowers bllom TRA LA!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "around April we think."
master_trainer_mike says, "errr. bloom"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         hey is their going to be a canadian sts my good friend Shawn that worksfor wizards (and usually runs the sts and qualifiers) says there will be?
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't bet on it."
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry but you are obviously wrong-o"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing personal though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can u use Sabrina's Kadabra "life down" + a plus power to knock out that Pokemon??
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #73 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         Does the Bellsprout Tower cause colorless pokemon to resistant to themselves, ie. hurting themselves in confusion, or Chansey hurting itself in confusion doing 50 instead of 80.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "chansey would only hit itself for 20 if confused btw"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from porygon_maniac17:
         Are you planning on releasing any other sets soon? Vending? Southern Island? Neo2?
master_trainer_mike says, "geez guys you just got one, relax"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from marril2000:
         is MTM's evil side there?
master_trainer_mike says, "nah, he split for xmas"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, he's in the Windy city."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from kis21x:
         how come the Marill Promo card does m=not have "Wizards 1999-2000(or something like that)" on the bottom of the card?
master_trainer_mike says, "a change was made by the licensor"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from puritys_echidna:
         does DCE get put back in your hand with eco Gym or not? Eco Gym just says any non [*]
master_trainer_mike says, "no, any card that provides colorless energy is considered a colorless energy card even if it provides 2"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         must an opponent flip a coin for every slowking you have in play, or just once when the try to use a trainer and you have a slowking in play
master_trainer_pat says, "once for every Sloking in play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from pokesensei:
         Describe "In Play"(as in Recycle Energy) for all the Trainers out there.
master_trainer_pat says, "Easiest way to describe that would be any card that has been placed on the table for use in game...in other words, cards in your handand cards in your discard pile or library are _not_in play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from lord_gothmog:
         I read the Press Release that told of 100 Wizards Employees being laid off, and the CEO resigning. Will this effect Wizard's Stance on the Pokemon TCG's continuing production, or anything else about the Pokemon TCG, such as the lower likelyhood of release of extra sets, like Vending and Southern Islands, or even further Neo sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "While the employee changes did occur, there are no changes for Pokemon, it stil moves on"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from pikabruce:
         Does Recycle Energy go back into your hand if it is discarded from Wildfire?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes it would BUT wildfire only has you discard fire energy so you would have had to changed it into that somehow"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from chrisbo:
         Re: Q10 Darkness Energy - The spoiler text I have doesnt say "if the attack does damage". The way I read it, Darkness Energy would do +10 damage regardless.
master_trainer_mike says, "stop reading spoilers, read the cards"
master_trainer_mike says, "it says on the card if damage done to the defending pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from thamaster:
         Have you any new news for us in the UK from the UK Wizards??
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry, no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from crazy_nut_man:
         If ditto has an "recycle energy" attached and 2 damage counters on it and the active is Mysterious Fossil does that mean that u get the recycle energy back into your hand, if you decide to knock out Ditto??
master_trainer_mike says, "yes you would"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         i went to a local electronic boutique and my league and they said they didnt get any marill cards how do i get them and where do i go?
master_trainer_pat says, "Try other League stores in your area, every store that had a league this year was sent the Marill cards"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from lord_gothmog:
         Did you know that Promo Marill is misphrased, in that Water Gun can be increased in damage by 20 with a DCE, and will it be errata'd?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes we know, and no it won't be"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from crazy_nut_man:
         Do u enjoy this job?? How much do u get paid for?? Hm...Are you really at ur house...or at some resort and answering these questions on a laptop, and enjoying the sun??
master_trainer_pat says, "Heck ya!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We love this job! Can't talk about pay though"
master_trainer_mike says, "And yes I am home, with my cat demanding to be fed......."
master_trainer_pat says, "That stinker is at home playing Playstation 2 while I'm here slaving away at work."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee ehe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from magmar2000:
         If Focus Band is attached to Giovanni's Machamp, and it is KOed, what effect comes first? It's Pokemon Power, or the Focus Band?
master_trainer_mike says, "you would choose, as they have the same effect, you choose the order of resolution"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from universaljuan:
         You think the Japanese will do a Neo Gym Leaders set? Or an Elite 4 Set?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have any idea."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from cardsellerjames:
         what did I mist. My computer froze
master_trainer_mike says, "well we did give out the scret of life but only the one time"
master_trainer_mike says, "and Pat gave his fudge brownie recipe too"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't try that at home kids..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         If Sunflora's attack recieves all tails, does that mean it is not confused, for the attack states that after the damage is done, this pokemon is confused.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would be."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from soslowpoke:
         do PLus POwer and defender count as Pokemon Tools?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #94 from lord_gothmog:
         Did you know that the release of the "Vending" promo set in America, itwould help balence out the game unlike any Prop 15 could? And having said that,are their plans for release?? PLEASE?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmmm."
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmm, whatever"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from thamaster:
         Hey Guys! Merry Christmas! What are you all gonna get for crimbo?? I'm gettin Red Alert 2 and Pokémon Silver...
master_trainer_mike says, "already got my ps2 and new surround sound system (make the house rumble)!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can u tell us any info about Neo 2??
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #97 from crazy_nut_man:
         What is your favorite PKMN Set??
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmm, Neo, Challenge, or Rocket"
master_trainer_pat says, "Team Rocket has been my fav...Neo is close though"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from soslowpoke:
         will we get a Murkrow in our next NP?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from cardsellerjames:
         Is there such a thing as a deck called Trainer Deck B???? If so whats in this deck
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from soslowpoke:
         When's the projected release for Neo2?
master_trainer_pat says, "April or thereabouts"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from waruimyuutsuu:
         If i have 2 dark energy attached to a murkrow, will it do 40 damage with Feint attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "only if you are attacking the defending pokemon withthat attack"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from pikabruce:
         If Brock's Ninetales has Shapeshifted into a Blaine's Pokemon (say Blaine's Rapidash), can the Blaine trainer card be used to attach 2 fire energy during a turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         What kind of a name is 'Glaring Gaze' fir Noctowl's Pokemon Power?
master_trainer_mike says, "what did you want, stupid stare???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from oldman405:
         say I have neo onix & it has evolved into Steelix & has 100 damage on it. I play recall. It's attack does 110 damage right?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes it would"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #105 from scrye_fung:
         Say I got 4 DCE on my Ditto opposing Meganium's Wild Growth Pokemon Power. How much energy would Ditto have?
master_trainer_pat says, "8."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from soslowpoke:
         some ppl say there's a Base Set2 Koffing, is that true?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from cardsellerjames:
         Just a yes or no was there ever a Prerelease Base Raichu printed :)
master_trainer_mike says, "LALALALALALALALALALA"
master_trainer_pat says, "I can't hear you very well, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from shigeru:
         Why on earth are the two new energy cards named "Darkness" and Metal" Energy, instead of "Dark" and "Steel" energy, which is the names of the types of Pokemon that use them?
master_trainer_mike says, "Creatures wanted it that way and the Pokemon are Darkness and Metal Pokemon in the TCG"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from scrye_fung:
         How much energy would there be on a Ditto (with 4 DCE) opposite Meganium's Wild Growth?
master_trainer_pat says, "8"
master_trainer_pat says, "Read Meganium very carefully."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from crazy_nut_man:
         If Wooper (CARD #82) does AMNESIA on Scyther's "Slash". My opponenant has a Chansey with one Fire Energy attahced. Scyther retreats for free. Then he retreats Chansey with the Fire Energy. He brings up Scyther. Does that mean that Scyther can use Slash this turn or not??
master_trainer_pat says, "Considering the way the attack is worded, we both sayno. We will double check though"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from soslowpoke:
         if a Neo Electabuzz uses Swift while a Plus POwer is attached to it, will it know out Mr.Mime?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because you add the effects of Pokemon Powers after Trainer cards/energy cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from rainbow_trainer:
         In your best estimation.... When do you think the results of the B-DayPika contest will be on the website..??
master_trainer_mike says, "absolutely no diea, probably not until the new year though"
master_trainer_pat says, "We really don't know."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm taking a look at the Swift attack again and it does look like it would KO Mr Mime...due to it not being effected by P-mon Powers"
master_trainer_pat says, "My mistake"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from porygon_maniac17:
         If you used Super Scoop up on a Pokémon with a Pokémon Tool attached toit, would you return it to your hand?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         hi how much do you think my square cut prototype hitmonchan signed by Ken Sugimori is worth and hows it goin Pat i hope to see you at another sts and beet you again! man I can't believe you beat me on the first turn.
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know about the Hitmochan...you know we can't comment on that. Sure I'll beat you again sometime."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         Could you explain how Neo Onix's Screech attack works and if so please do so instead of saying yes we could and not saying how...
master_trainer_mike says, "what part doesn'take sense? it is listed on the card."
master_trainer_mike says, "you have to aks specific questions if you want specific answers"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from oldman405:
         On the attack screech attack, ex. Croconaw level 34, does it mean that if the pokemon your defending against does damage to itself it takes 20 mire damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "correct"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from pokesensei:
         ....Will a Metal Energy prevent Poison on a non-Metal Pokemon?Char Damage?Will it also prevent confusion damage(the 10 points) if on a non-metal Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "First part no. Second part, yes. Third, yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from waruimyuutsuu:
         My friend and I have a situation: When exactly does a person deck out? I believe it is when they have 0 cards left at the beginning of their turn. However, my friend insists that the player can still win the game if he or she picks up all of his or
master_trainer_mike says, "you lose if you cannot draw a card at the start of your turn, you have no time to play after that if you can't, ga,e over"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from lord_gothmog:
         Any plans on releasing a new favorite phrase, such as Minty Fresh, and Many Bothans? If so, how about w00t?
master_trainer_mike says, "we will ponder that one over vacation"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from nickandneo:
         Do you really agree that Sprout Tower will end Wiggly? Um...no.
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "no, but make it harder"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from crazy_nut_man:
         If ditto does a Mega Burn to Sabrina's Alakzam. It is still alive. Thenthe next turn can ditto use Mega Burn??
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it cannot."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from oldman405:
         On sunkern's attack of growth - if you get heads is this 2 MORE grass energy besides the 1 you may have just played?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #124 from supra:
         does Life Drain work through Transparency?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from crazy_nut_man:
         Do u just go to DCI tournaments.....STS...??? When do u go???
master_trainer_mike says, "we make it to the STS's and some mall tours"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from porygon_maniac17:
         When is League 2 coming out?
master_trainer_mike says, "starts jan 6th"
master_trainer_pat says, "We go to some Mall tour events and suff."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from oldman405:
         On arcade game does it mean like - trainer, trainer, energy or cleffa, cleffa, energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "it means more like the second choice, a trainer would be by its specific name"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         Any news on the corro corro Steelix promo being released in English?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from cardsellerjames:
         What do you know about the Prerelease Raichu. Any details at all. Let me know something Please :)
master_trainer_mike says, "LALLALALALALALALALALA"
master_trainer_pat says, "Absolutely not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from pokesensei:
         In regards to MT Pat`s comment on my question #29,what`s your opinion of my `Twas the Night Before rendition MT Mike?
master_trainer_mike says, "haven't seen it yet but will read it later"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from toshin007:
         how do you guys feel about topdeck going off the shleves??? how esle can we get your Puzzles?: )
master_trainer_mike says, "not happy but we are working towards giving you morecontent on our web site"
master_trainer_pat says, "No smiles here about that...we'd like to find other avenues for writing Pokemon articles though"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #132 from oldman405:
         On ecogym - Would an attack of yours that discarded an energy still be discarded?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from crazy_nut_man:
         If you attach a pluspower to electabuzz (base set). You do thunderpunch. You flip a tails...Does that mean u attach 1 or 2 damage counters on electabuzz??
master_trainer_mike says, "pluspower only adds to damage done to defending pokemon"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #134 from nickandneo:
         Mary rules against Bill. Do you agree?
master_trainer_pat says, "Agreed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from waruimyuutsuu:
         can a pokemon have multiple char counters?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #136 from supra:
         can Baby Pokémon become Asleep, Confused, Paralyzed or Poisoned?ż
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from soslowpoke:
         is there a neo 2 player starter deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #138 from oldman405:
         On Card flip game - If i guess its a pokemon do I guess "Pokemon" or "basic or evolution?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just say Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from supra:
         If your opponent benched a Pokemon that has a Char counter on it, does the effect stay w/ it?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes it does"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from porygon_maniac17:
         On Snubbull's Roar attack it states, "Flip a coin. If heads, choose oneopponent's benched Poké and switch it with defender" but then says "(Do the Damage before switching Pokémon)" What damage is the card talking about, or is thisa misprint? BUM BUM BUUUUM!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "When they were writing the text for this card they just used the standard template...which is incorrect in this case because Snubbull's attack does no damage. Bada Boom."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from lord_gothmog:
         My questions are being ignored, aren't they?
master_trainer_mike says, "this one wasn't......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from crazy_nut_man:
         If someone is playing Sprout Tower, and Your playing a Chansey. You double edge. Does that mean that do you do 50 to the Defending Pokemon and you do 50 to yourself??
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #143 from oldman405:
         On gold berry,miracle berry & berry they are only "in effect" between turns & the start of a turn right?
master_trainer_pat says, "They can only be triggered during those times yes, but they are still considered 'in play' the rest of the time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from porygon_maniac17:
         If you attached Metal NRG to an Erika's Dratini, would you apply the Pokémon Power first or the Metal Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "the metal energy first (like a trainer)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from unown_master:
         Any news on Promo cards 29+?
master_trainer_mike says, "not yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from supra:
         if you used Professor Elm, would you not be able to play trainers untilthe end of that turn or your next turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "until the end of this turn"
master_trainer_pat says, "We have another observer here with us today as well...he's using Master Trainer Galen's login, but it's actually Dark Master Trainer Steve who was at the East Coast STS with us. He says hi to everybody!"
master_trainer_mike says, "no no no"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pale Master Trainer Steve is more like it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from unown_master:
         Will there ever be a UK STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno, wotc uk organizes their own events, you really need to ask them"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from crazy_nut_man:
         If you attach a Plus Power to Pichu, and it does Zzzap. Does it do 30 damage instead of 20 to all Pokemon with Pokemon Power??
master_trainer_pat says, "No. But it would do the extra to the defending P-monif it had a P-mon Power"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from oldman405:
         On Sprout Tower - I have Ditto with 3 energy on it & attack Scyther. Would I do 0 or 30 damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "30, as ditto would be a grass pokemon at that point"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #150 from crazy_nut_man:
         What kind of deck would Lugyia be used in??
master_trainer_mike says, "one where winnng wasn't as important??"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmm....a three color deck, maybe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #151 from scrye_fung:
         If my opponent had used Sabrina's Kadabra's Life Drain (with a flip of heads) to reduce Horsea (NG) down to 40HP would Fin Slap do 30 or 20 damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Why? It wasn't damaged last turn was it...remember that Life Down is 'placing damage counters' not doing damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from pocketalmonster:
         Can Rainbow Energy count as a Dark or Metal Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes, but would not provide the extra effects"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #153 from unown_master:
         If I were to play Metal Energy, and then (Next turn) play Rainbow energy, would that Pokémon take damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from puritys_echidna:
         my friend lost their password, how can she get a new one?
master_trainer_pat says, "Submit for another one maybe?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from crazy_nut_man:
         Is there any rumors about errors, misprint, letters missing, numbers missing, symbols for neo???
master_trainer_mike says, "why would we talk about that? but snubull is a bit interesting (its first attack)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #156 from oldman405:
         If I have a metal energy attached to a metal pokemon on my bench & my opponents attack would do 10 damage to each of my benched pokemon then the metal energy would negate that damage right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from pocketalmonster:
         Will there be a Promo in the next NP??
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #160 from gengar612:
         On Snubull, the first attack is confusing. Does it do damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "No it does not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from oldman405:
         Darkness energy - If I have 2 darkness energy on sneasal as my active &a full bench & I flip 4 heads I do 100 damage correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "correct"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #162 from crazy_nut_man:
         Is B-Day Pika Holo or Non-Holo for the contest?? Non-Holo or Holo for PKMN League?? How is it distrubted for League...points....just giving them out??
master_trainer_pat says, "Holo...Holo...and special activity."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from oldman405:
         Rainbow energy does not provide the darkness or metal energy requirement right?
master_trainer_mike says, "wrong, darkness and metal are considered basic energy types but there are no basic metal or darkness energy cards"
master_trainer_pat says, "It doesn't add the bonus abilities of those energy cards, like the extra damage from a Darkness energy."
master_trainer_mike says, "so rainbow energy can be used for those requirements"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from soslowpoke:
         what other places besides Hong Kong will get the Dark Arbok promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "asia pacific cuontries"
master_trainer_mike says, "(darn natural touch keyboard at home)...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #167 from crazy_nut_man:
         Are you going to stick with the old "english" layout (base set, Jungle,fossil, TR) or go with the new layout(GYM CHALLENGE, Heroes) for the next set??
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to wait and see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from marril2000:
         will the next sts be set up better? (example more time for lunch, bathroom brake, getting a card signed by Ken Sugimori)
master_trainer_mike says, "no, we intentionally want to set uo unfun events....."
master_trainer_mike says, "geez"
master_trainer_mike says, "we do our best and work on always improving them"
master_trainer_mike says, "or Pale Master Trainer Steve"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "The thing is with that many people participating, we really don't have much of a choice as far as breaks now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from articuno21:
         Will you forgive me for being late?
master_trainer_mike says, "ok, but just this once :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #170 from cardsellerjames:
         Is there going to be a central STS or any STS next summer??
master_trainer_pat says, "There will be at least one STS, but the location has not been announced yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from unown_master:
         Will the 2nd league season badges be in the same format as the 1st season ones? (Ie. league logo with badge picture underneath, on a rectangle shaped badge)?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes they will be the same format"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #172 from unown_master:
         Could I return a buzzap'd base electrode to my hand with an Ecolo Gym in play?
master_trainer_pat says, "We think that the answer would be yes...but we all want to check on it, so we'll let you know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from soslowpoke:
         Will there be anymore Top Deck Magazine?
master_trainer_mike says, "no, it is being discontinued"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from articuno21:
         What happens when you put 2 steel energy on Mr. Mime? I haven't read the American card yet, so I don't exactly know
master_trainer_pat says, "You figure the effects of the Metal energy first...sochances are that more attacks will be hitting Mr. Mime if you do that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from soslowpoke:
         Do you translate cards into other languages other than Englsih?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes we do, 8 other langues I think"
master_trainer_pat says, "Italian, French, German, Korean, Chinese, Dutch and Portugese."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm hoping for pig latin"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from universaljuan:
         Do you think the Japanese will release a Neo Gym Set? Or maybe an Elite4 set?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #178 from sanochu64:
         What about the Super rod card from the neo in japan where is it
master_trainer_pat says, "It's in Neo Genesis."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from unown_master:
         On Murkrow, an attack is spelt "Feint attack", rather that "Faint attack" as it is in the game. Is this a mistake, or is it supposed to be "Feint" (Basicly meaning "To decive or trick"). I apologise if this has been asked before.
master_trainer_mike says, "you are correct it is Feint, period"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from supra:
         For Promo Marril, if you hav 2 W and a DCE on it woul dit do 40 damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes t would"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from soslowpoke:
         what kind of cat do u have?
master_trainer_mike says, "its a calico cat"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from nickandneo:
         How is Playstation2? Is it good or your 'stinker' won't let you play it?
master_trainer_mike says, "it is the bomb!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #183 from nickandneo:
         What are Pokémon Tools?
master_trainer_pat says, "Tools are new types of trainer cards released in the Neo Genesis set."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from jdg6248:
         Can you have both a poké tool Trainer on a Pokemon at once
master_trainer_mike says, "you can only have 1 tool attached but it can be combined with other trainers"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #185 from calathon:
         Is the Japanese Trainer card that shows Sabrina holding up a MasterBalland staring at the viewer the same as "Sabrina's Gaze"?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #186 from kis21x:
         I was gone, so can you answer question #76 again?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, we can't read it anymore."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from shigeru:
         Will Prop15-3C become standard environment, or was it a one-time thing?In reality, it makes the games even more reliant on luck than ever, reducing the skill needed to win.
master_trainer_mike says, "it was for the one event. let it go man........."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from calathon:
         Is the Japanese Trainer Card that shows Sentret drinking from a bag that looks like a cow the same as "Moo Moo Milk"?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno, we don't make the japanese cards here"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from unown_master:
         If you retired or quit, and Wotc made a card dedicated to you, what do you think it would do?
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, tell awful jokes???"
master_trainer_mike says, "or maybe sing?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from crazy_nut_man:
         What Chatroom are you in right now (WOTC CHAT ROOM)???
master_trainer_mike says, "we are above the rooms, looking down and WATCHING YOU ALL!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_pat says, "You all look so small from up here."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #191 from crazy_nut_man:
         Will u be here next week??
master_trainer_pat says, "No. We'll be here answering the phones though for your post-holiday Neo questions"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from scrye_fung:
         Re. Q109 woudl that be 8 Grass or 8 of any kind? I presume the latter.
master_trainer_mike says, "8 of any kind"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from lord_gothmog:
         Am I forgiven for mistaking you for your boss, Mike?
master_trainer_mike says, "welll, ok you little scamp :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #195 from jdg6248:
         Will there be more contests like the happy b-Day Pikachu?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, what did you all think? Did you like it?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from nickandneo:
         So, Neo Electabuzz would KO Mimey?
master_trainer_mike says, "it could"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #200 from chrisbo:
         Will there be a Chat next week? If not, then when will you return?
master_trainer_pat says, "No chat next week, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from lord_gothmog:
         Will there be any more STS's, even in the light of recent downsizing due to profit plateau on Pokemon, as stated in a recent Wizards Press Release?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes they are in the panning stages"
master_trainer_mike says, "err planning"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from nightmare_of_solomon:
         On Neo Onix's Screech attack, do both defending pokemon, ie. Onix and your opponent's defending recieve 20 extra from each other's attacks, or just your opponent's defending?
master_trainer_mike says, "the effect ONLY goes on the DEFENDING Pokemon, as stated on the card"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from lord_gothmog:
         Why was the Space Weedle a no-show at the ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "It's head never made it........"
master_trainer_pat says, "A box was lost during shipping...we think it's cursed."
master_trainer_mike says, "it finally made it all back here again, we will try again next time"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #205 from waruimyuutsuu:
         This isn't a question, but MERRY CHRISTMAS master trainers Mike and Pat!
master_trainer_pat says, "Arigato."
master_trainer_mike says, "And a Hippo Gno Bear to you all too!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "You to!"
master_trainer_mike says, "gnu"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #207 from waruimyuutsuu:
         was there a mistake in the latest topdeck pokemon puzzle? How did the player play sabrina when it wasn't in the hand?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from lord_gothmog:
         Did you know that you made a mistake in this last month's TopDeck? In the solution it said to use the Sabrina in your hand, but there is no Sabrina, and there couldn't have been, since you just used Professor Oak, and Sabrina wouldhave been the eighth card in your hand!
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, there was, there should have been a Sabrina in your hand...the player would have done a successful Gambler."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from waruimyuutsuu:
         how would mary be used effectively?
master_trainer_mike says, "it would allow you to return a 2nd oak back to the deck instead of losing it if you oak"
master_trainer_pat says, "Exactly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #210 from haymakermaker:
         Does a certified judge have to be present at a DCI tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "for Pokemon?? No, there is no such thing"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #213 from oldman405:
         Say I have a pokemon with 50 hp active that is poisoned. I attach a gold berry to it. At the end of my turn am I knocked out by the poison or will the gold berry take effect first leaving me with 10 damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "As it states in the Neo Genesis rule book...you have the choice of when to activate the Pokemon tool between turns...so yes, you would have 10 HP left."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #214 from lord_gothmog:
         Hi Steve?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pale Master Trainer Steve to you guys!! :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from pokemon_john:
         Hmmm... If WotC runs U.S. events, and WotC UK organizes UK events, allwe would need to run major WotC sponsored events in Canada would be a WotC Canada, eh?
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmm....ok"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from lugia_2001:
         announcements please
master_trainer_mike says, "there weren;t any this week"
master_trainer_pat says, "WotC Canada has been downsized."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #220 from unown_master:
         Say I have a benched Pokémon with steel energy attached, and an Articuno attacks with Blizzard, doing damage to it, would it take the damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "dude, stay late one night making something for the fans and THEN you can be a dark master trainer :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "until thn, PALE is what you get :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "You mean 'Metal' energy? No, it wouldn't take the damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from unown_master:
         Will I be able to earn 1st season league promos in season 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from unown_master:
         Where will the next STS be held?
master_trainer_mike says, "sts's are only in the panning stages, no info on dates or lolcations yet"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #226 from cardsellerjames:
         Why was the Arbok or Charmeleon not release here in USA?? Also why was the charmeleon in topdeck earlier this year just unlimited and not W stamped
master_trainer_pat says, "The ones with the stamped 'W' were not ready. So they only were distributed in Australia, the Arbok is kinda a special deal for Chinese New Year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #227 from oldman405:
         Rainbow energy says "while in play rainbow energy counts as every type of BASIC energy but only provides 1 energy at a time" , the metal energy card says it is a "Special energy card". Nothing about being a basic energy
master_trainer_mike says, "so??? just beacuse there isn't a basic energy card for metal or darkness does NOT mean that they are not a bsic energy type!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "since there are darkness and metal Pokemon, they areconsidered basic energy types (colorless being the exception)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #228 from rainbow_trainer:
         Since WotC does not have a more rare card than others.... Will WotC be re-releasing the "W" Stamped Dark Charmeleon for the USA..??
master_trainer_mike says, "doubtful"
master_trainer_pat says, "No. Stop and think about how difficult it is for people in other countries to get certain promo and league cards...let's just let this one be exclusive to Australia, huh?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from lord_gothmog:
         If I begged you, could you have one of the next STS's Qualifiers near where I live?
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry but no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from lord_gothmog:
         Why did they make the Badges look like they do, and not as they do on the Pokemon psuedo-Anime?
master_trainer_mike says, "creatures wanted them that way"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #231 from lord_gothmog:
         Why must TopDeck leave us? We're sad. =(
master_trainer_mike says, "so are we"
master_trainer_pat says, "We are too, believe us!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from lord_gothmog:
         Do you agree that Metal and Darkness Pokemon/Energy aren't as Bothanishsounding as Dark and Steel?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes but creatures wanted it that way"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #233 from lord_gothmog:
         Is your cat called Master_Trainer_Kitty?
master_trainer_mike says, "hmm, usually god empress, master of the house, kitty"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from brocktrainer13:
         the pojo said there wasn't going to be a chat today, what happened?
master_trainer_mike says, "they were wrong (big shock there)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #236 from brocktrainer13:
         can you come out into the forum and talk to us openly???
master_trainer_mike says, "it gets too hectif if we do"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from sanochu64:
         why is wizards stoping top deck it was sooooooooooo good
master_trainer_mike says, "fiscal issues"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #238 from articuno21:
         Merry Christmas!
master_trainer_mike says, "You too!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Feliz Navidad..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from lord_gothmog:
         What do you think of this for a card? Trainer: Master Trainer Mike: Attach this card to any Weedle in play. That Weedle gets this Pokemon Power: "Can'tComment: Once during your turn, you may flip a coin. If heads, you may look through all player's hands, decks, and discard piles for a card, and change the card's text to whatever you want, then play that card."
master_trainer_mike says, "funny :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #240 from gengar612:
         Is the B-Day Pika that will be released at leagues be holographic likethe contest one?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from lord_gothmog:
         Well if it wasn't your fault, did you fire the graphics artist who madethat mistake?(in the last TopDeck)
master_trainer_mike says, "no, it was probably our fault and no one caught it"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #243 from lugia_2001:
         what will the 2nd neo set be called?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo 2: Nuttier than Ever!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from scrye_fung:
         If so many questions are already covered in the Neo rule book, perhaps you can get your web team to put up a PDF version online?
master_trainer_mike says, "it has been suggested but you will get the actual rulebook LONG before that happens"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #245 from brocktrainer13:
         when will the next magic:the gathering expansion be out????and what will it be?????
master_trainer_pat says, "Wrong chat buddy...it'll be called Planeshift and it comes out in Feb."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from pokemon_john:
         Okay... WotC Canada's workforce has been cut in half... Half of zero was what again, gentlemen? BTW, happy holidays from all of us representing the Canadian Pokémon Trainers...
master_trainer_pat says, "zero."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks. Say hi to Santa for us!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from haymakermaker:
         Will there be another VR-ish season in year 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks, John."
master_trainer_mike says, "VR the tv show?????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #248 from lugia_2001:
         Any news on a Southern Islands Set?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #249 from brocktrainer13:
         will you hold any more tournaments without the 15t/3c rules???
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing announced for next sts yet"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #250 from lord_gothmog:
         I know there are non-basic energy CARDS, but what is an example of non-basic ENERGY?
master_trainer_pat says, "Colorless."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #251 from unown_master:
         Will there be any more "W" stamped cards, or are you stoping them like the Pre-release ones?
master_trainer_mike says, "only the upcoming Dark Arbok in Asia"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #253 from oldman405:
         can you have more than 4 metal energy cards in a deck legally?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #254 from lugia_2001:
         why isnt the Wizards Copyright thing on the neo cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "creatures wanted it that way"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #255 from cardsellerjames:
         Please Tell me some details on Raichu
master_trainer_pat says, "Raichu evolves from Pikachu, Pikachu evolves from Pichu."
master_trainer_pat says, "How's that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from oldman405:
         can get back darkness or metal energy with energy retrieval?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #258 from turbocharizard:
         PoJo said there wouldn't be a chat so I'm late. >_< Could you repeat the announcements?
master_trainer_pat says, "No announcements."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #259 from lord_gothmog:
         I've asked this before, but it wasn't addressed. Can I use Energy Transon a Venusaur to move 4 grass energy cards to a base Charizard, use Energy Burnto make those Grass Energy Card provide Fire Energy, then use Energy Trans again to move the energu to, say, a Moltres, then use Dive Bomb? Remember, they're still Grass Energy Cards, but they're providing Fire Energy because of Energy Burn. And nothing on Charizard says they have to stay on Charizard to be fire!
master_trainer_mike says, "no, once you energy burn the grass energy, they are NOT gras energy (until the effect wear off), period"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #261 from lord_gothmog:
         Why PDF files for the rulebooks and contest forms anyway? Not everybodyhas Acrobat Reader.
master_trainer_pat says, "Because it works on both PC and Mac and Acrobat Reader is free."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #266 from articuno21:
         If Creatures wanted you to jump off a bridge, would you do it?
master_trainer_mike says, "no, but as fas as Pokemon goes, they own it, so deal"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #263 from unown_master:
         Whats your favorite gym card?
master_trainer_pat says, "Rocket's Scyther."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from unown_master:
         Will there ever be a Dark/Metal basic energy card?
master_trainer_mike says, "not that we;ve heard"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, Merry Xmas!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you all back here next year (assuming time doesn't stop or anything)."
master_trainer_pat says, "Have a very happy holiday and don't eat the Grammas fruit cake"
master_trainer_mike says, "darn, I like her cake....."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye."