Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, August 23, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy folks! MT Mike left for the Tropical Mega Battle this morning...that lucky Weedle-lover!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Hey everyone... Meowth....."
master_trainer_pat says, "So Dark Apprentice Steve is helping me out today."
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks Steve"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from pkmnx:
         Hi guys! Any word/phrase of the week for us?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wild Wacky Action Bike!"
darkmaster_steve says, "whaa?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Got ta buy it!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #2 from pkmnx:
         Plus, rumors have been flying that Neo: Revelation was released today. Is this true?
master_trainer_pat says, "Ya got ta buy it!"
darkmaster_steve says, "That would not be true.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from boombubble1229:
         In your opinion, what defines a broken card? I heard Sneasel was banned.
darkmt_mike says, "Yow!"
darkmaster_steve says, "A broken card is something that gives a unfair advantage in the game, and tends to dominate decks, (it's a card that ends up in to manydecks because of its power.)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoa! It looks like DMTM has stepped in for a guest appearance on..."
darkmt_mike says, "One that you cannot play without."
master_trainer_pat says, "As the Pokeball turns!"
darkmt_mike says, "I'm here!"
darkmt_mike says, "I see a Ditto Q. coming "faints""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #5 from crazy_nut_man:
         Another ditto question. Say I'm playing with a Sabrina's Alakazam and I'd have a MP Mewtwo on the bench. My opponent is using a ditto. And they have 1 P energy attach, can they Energy Absorb, since Ditto copies every thing, including the bench??
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, because S. Alakazam has a copy of all that player's Psychic attacks"
darkmt_mike says, "Boo Haa!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from crazy_nut_man:
         I'm playing a Sabrina's Gastly (40 HP) and a Saffron Gym. My Gastly has5 P energy attached. It also has 8 damage counters. Since Saffron Gym says thatyou'd may remove Psychic enery from Sabrina's Pokémon can you remove all 5 at the same time or do u only get one and Sabrina's Gastly is knocked out.
darkmaster_steve says, "Oh't oh..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I think you have the wrong Gastly."
master_trainer_pat says, "The one you're thinking of starts with 30 HP"
darkmaster_steve says, "Sorry, my fault, 40 hps are correct,"
darkmaster_steve says, "don't mind me today"
darkmt_mike says, "We never do!"
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "But, the answer to your question is you would not be able to return all 5 at once. You have to do them one at a time"
darkmaster_steve says, "So has soon has you remove the first one, your pokemon is knocked out"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from crazy_nut_man:
         Can we use Neo Revelation for WCSTS 01'??
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not decided yet."
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_pat says, "Quit smirkin'"
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "or laughing"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from pojo_glitch:
         Hi pat. I was wondering if there are any sceduled Reverse Holo Charizard promos coming out? ehhh ehh??
darkmaster_steve says, "What not even a hello to me? Geeze,"
darkmt_mike says, "Or me!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we're aware of."
darkmaster_steve says, "gone for a couple weeks, and you guys forget all about me."
darkmt_mike says, "Hmmph!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from turbocharizard:
         What are promos 39+ ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, dunno."
darkmt_mike says, "Forget you? They forgot me!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #12 from pkmnx:
         About the TMB...about how high did your rating have to be to get in?
master_trainer_pat says, "We really don't know."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #13 from pojo_glitch:
         When will Crosstrainer be released?
darkmaster_steve says, "Umm, some time after never... It got canceled."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from turbocharizard:
         True or False: Flying Pikachu is a season 8 promo?
darkmt_mike says, "It's Tralse."
master_trainer_pat says, "I know that one's coming up, but what season, I'm notsure."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #15 from pojo_glitch:
         Do you guys have permission for VS yet?
darkmaster_steve says, "No word just yet."
darkmt_mike says, "Can't say."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from unown_master:
         When is the southern Islands Promo set out?
darkmt_mike says, "Oops!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's out already."
darkmt_mike says, "Now my fine feathered friend!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from pojo_glitch:
         I was wondering if the ECSTS/WCSTS could be in Ohio anytime soon. I have been wanting one for a while now.
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have any plans to hold a STS there, but it could be on the Qualifer list for the STS."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from pojo_glitch:
         Any Miny Fresh things this week?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing is Miny fresh this week."
darkmt_mike says, "Wild Wacky Action Bike!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from pojo_glitch:
         Does Metal energy ONLY for Metal pokemon? My friend played it on Chansey
darkmaster_steve says, "Only for pokemon? Me do good english"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you can use Metal Energy on any Pokemon...it's just that there is a secondary effect if you put it on a non-metal Pokemon"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #20 from islandmastertrevor:
         why do you guys like weedle so Much :P
darkmt_mike says, "I don't like Weedle! Gengar all the way!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Who says "WE" like weedle, I am a Meowth Fan! (becuase if I wasn't he would beat me up anyway.)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from streetsim:
         why unown j for pokemon 3
master_trainer_pat says, "Because there is an Unown J hidden in the credits forthe movie."
darkmaster_steve says, "I, and K, were out to lunch at the time"
darkmaster_steve says, "only one we could get to take the "J"ob"
darkmt_mike says, "That was a good one Steve!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from boombubble1229:
         Do you know when the next expansions are going to arrive in stores?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sometime before Christmas..."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #23 from pojo_glitch:
         My league at Darts USA never recieved it's Morty's Badge. What can I do? I am ready for it and I want this badge but WoTC never sent it to Darts USA.
darkmaster_steve says, "The store needs to have their district manager get ahould of their sales rep and talk to them."
darkmaster_steve says, "they can get that all fixed up."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #24 from pojo_glitch:
         Dark Master Steve how is the Meowth project going?
darkmaster_steve says, "PDS, pretty darn slow, Sigh, never quite got the number of meowths I though I would need. Although I still think I know what I will build, but if they would let me out of the box,"
darkmaster_steve says, "I could get to do it sometime."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from whatever360:
         Metal-energy and defender are considered effects for feint attack reasons, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from pojo_glitch:
         Will you be at the Ohio Columbus TCG tour? I want to meet ya bad!
darkmt_mike says, "They won't let me back in Ohio..Gengar messed it up for me."
darkmaster_steve says, "Is bad "good?" Or bad "Bad?" or what is bad? is bad, bad???"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know of any plans to send us to any of the Qualifiers, though we'll be at the Seattle one for sure."
darkmt_mike says, "Something about scaring chidren."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #27 from scrye_fung:
         1 question: Cleffa is the defending pokemon. i use murkrow's feint attack, it says the attacks damage isnt effected by weakness resistance pokemon powers or anything else on the defending pokemon, do i have to flip for baby power?
darkmaster_steve says, "You would still need to flip, the damage is not affected, however the baby power stops the attack from happining. So you would have toflip to see if you could attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from pojo_glitch:
         What is a Broken Card? Also can you name some of them?
darkmaster_steve says, "Broken Cylix, Broken Glasses of Urza, Broken bottle of Suilaman. Broken Juggernaugt.... hmmm... Oh wait thats not what you ment? Oh....."
master_trainer_pat says, "Broken is just a term we use for game mechanics that are so good that the card that uses that mechanic usually unbalances the game."
master_trainer_pat says, "A card that I would consider broken Super Energy Removal."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's so good that you must play it or build you deck to deal with it."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #29 from boombubble1229:
         Is Neo: Revelation Neo 2 or Neo 3?
darkmaster_steve says, "Neo discover = Neo 2, Neo Revelations = Neo 3"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #30 from streetsim:
         why is mtm not here
darkmt_mike says, "He is at the TMB! Lucky MT. Either that or we lost him."
darkmaster_steve says, "Having fun in the sun....."
master_trainer_pat says, "He went to the Tropical MEga Battle in Hawaii."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from pojo_glitch:
         DMtM you like smirking dont ya?
darkmt_mike says, "Who me?"
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "What me worry?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #33 from pojo_glitch:
         Sorry DMTS. Hi
darkmt_mike says, "Hi. Thanks!"
darkmaster_steve says, "I get a hi? But, I am only an apprentice..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from boombubble1229:
         What's the difference between a reverse holo card and a regular holo?
master_trainer_pat says, "A Reverse holo is holo around the border of the card like Entei promo from the last movie."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #35 from marril2000:
         any new info on year 3 of the league that you can release to the public?
darkmaster_steve says, "there will be a year 3, and it will consist of the third year of the pokemon league......."
darkmt_mike says, "That number being 3"
darkmt_mike says, "As in year three."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #37 from pojo_glitch:
         I was told Promo #39 is Reverse Holo Charizard =/
master_trainer_pat says, "The magic number..."
darkmaster_steve says, "I was told that if I sent you 10 Pikachu's you would send me a Charizard...... Sound framilier?"
darkmt_mike says, "The third year"
darkmt_mike says, "NO!"
darkmt_mike says, "No RHC"
darkmaster_steve says, "I haven't heard anything on the Reverse Charizard..."
darkmt_mike says, "Does not exist."
darkmt_mike says, "Period."
master_trainer_pat says, "There is no Reverse Holo Charizard that is promo #39."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from pojo_glitch:
         My league never had --------'s Pikachu. How do I get it?
master_trainer_pat says, "They will be getting some more of them during season 8."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from islandmastertrevor:
         ::Stomps on a passing weedle:: are you guys ganna release the Corocoro and Japanese CD promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #41 from whatever360:
         Can a Clefable metronoming Murkrows feint attack do any damage if Sprout Tower is in play?
darkmaster_steve says, "The damage would still be reduced, the effect is not onthe defending pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from islandmastertrevor:
         Will there be a Midwest STS for us players in the Mid west ::glares at Master Trainer Mike::
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we know of. I think there will just be the two STS's this year in North America"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #43 from pojo_glitch:
         Where is the Leaning Tower Of Pika?
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth is using it has a clawing post right now....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from pkmnx:
         Any news at all on the Indianapolis qualifier?
master_trainer_pat says, "No news, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from lance313:
         Hi DMTM, MTP and DMS! This week it was 'leaked' that the format for the WCSTS had already been decided upon. Can it be announced yet jusgt what that format is?
darkmt_mike says, "My leak. No we cannot tell you what it is yet. May want to change something."
master_trainer_pat says, "So now we know who did the 'leaking'...."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #46 from pojo_glitch:
         If a Metal energy is on Ditto does it still Reduce 10 damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "My turn to smirk."
darkmt_mike says, "Hey you did my smirk!"
master_trainer_pat smirks.
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, it will still reduce the damage, just like Darkness would still do it's full effects, it is because the effects are part of the card text, and not something that happens just because of the type of energy it is."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from power_jedi32642000:
         What are unown j's attacks or pokemon power?
master_trainer_pat says, "the attack is the Hidden Power like many other Unowns...the power, well you'll have to find that out on your own."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from pojo_glitch:
         I got with DMTM. Gengar all the way!
darkmt_mike says, "Oh Yeah! Go Gengar! Eats kitty's for breakfast."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #49 from pojo_glitch:
         When will Unown Z be relased in the Trading Card Game?
darkmaster_steve says, "No we keep him locked up in a cave nearby...... ohhh... you mean Unkown Z, I thought you were talking about someone else... A lesser Z........"
darkmaster_steve smirks.
darkmt_mike says, "That was bad!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #51 from streetsim:
         who made up minty fresh and cruncky in milk
darkmt_mike says, "Weedle boy."
darkmaster_steve says, "And besides DMTM, when was the last time you actually beat me in a game of Pokemon? or any other game for that matter?"
darkmt_mike says, "Hey!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from prefect_profo:
         has there been any noticable decline in pokemon players since the release of harry potter?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, not at all"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from streetsim:
         crunchy
darkmaster_steve says, "Just more people playing two card games.."
master_trainer_pat says, "squishy."
darkmt_mike says, "Sanity for us though."
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmaster_steve says, "What do you mean my Meowth can't use a wand?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from lance313:
         Any idea which hetel you MTs will be staying at in SD? That will be the most popular to be booked, so the earlier we can start reserving, the better.
darkmt_mike says, "On a Beach I hope!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We have no clue...really."
darkmt_mike says, "Who needs a hotel?"
darkmaster_steve says, "I get a box next to the hotel...."
darkmaster_steve says, "sigh......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from power_jedi32642000:
         What season and week of the pokemon trading card league are we in? i forget
master_trainer_pat says, "I think we're on season 7...I don't know what week."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #56 from crazy_nut_man:
         ND Scizor errata, you know what attack I'm talking bout, is still Timesinstead of plus??
darkmaster_steve says, "That is correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from pojo_glitch:
         You guys like any other Animies except Pokemon? Example Cardcaptors or CardCaptor Sakura?
master_trainer_pat says, "Cowboy Beebop rocks..."
darkmaster_steve says, "I like all sort's of Anime, I am working on a collect,"
darkmaster_steve says, "collection"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #58 from streetsim:
         will there be any weird cards like 60`s pickachu.just think.good idea
darkmaster_steve says, "Yeah, that will be the pikachu with gray hair, and a cane..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Pikachu with luv beads and flowers in it's hair..."
darkmaster_steve says, "M"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #59 from islandmastertrevor:
         id you could Merge Meowth, Weedle and gengar together, what would you call it, and would it be Wizard's mascot?
darkmaster_steve says, "Maple bar confrontational card. Although for some reason there is a scyther in there has well."
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yow!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from peekachoo1:
         I wasnt here at the beginning of the chat. DId you announce the WCSTS format or any other news?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
darkmt_mike says, "We announced the end of the Me generation."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #62 from pojo_glitch:
         Can you use Fake Cards created at Pokemon AAAH! or Pokemon Zeo in the TCG?
darkmt_mike says, "No."
darkmt_mike says, "Not if you are in a tournament."
darkmaster_steve says, "That is most commenly called CHEATING! And only dark trainers may do that... (no, you can't do it.)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from pojo_glitch:
         How old are you guys?
darkmt_mike says, "12 we are all 12"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmmm. Yea."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's it..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea."
darkmt_mike says, "Steve is actually 10"
master_trainer_pat says, "12"
master_trainer_pat says, "definetly 12"
master_trainer_pat says, "or 10"
darkmaster_steve says, "Some people just don't want to admit that they were around when dirt was invented"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #64 from peekachoo1:
         If a Murkrow used Feint attack on a Giovanni's Machamp w/ Focus Band and knocks it out, does it still flip for Fortitude and for Focus Band?
darkmt_mike says, "I will be 13 in two years."
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, you would still flip for the focus band. that is not changing the damage done by the attack, just what is left on the machamp."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from masteryoda:
         in a chaos situation, my opponent uses elm and fails. I choose to use it. with the no more trainers this term part, does that mean if he fails again, Imay not use that trainer?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the text on Chaos Gym states that the opponent does't actually get to play the trainer card, they just get to use it. So you could still have a chance to 'use' other trainers if your opponent plays them."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #66 from pojo_glitch:
         Is Sneasel banned for Trading Card Game Tour? When will your site have more info on this?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, he is currently banned from the tour, He looked to much like a cat and Meowth through a fit."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from whatever360:
         Please confirm the following, especially for the people in Stuttgart, Germany: 1. If Magby is envolved or benched or leaves play the Sputter effect ends. 2. Rainbow energy does provide Darkness/Metal-energy (not the extra effect, of course) 3. ND-Sciz
master_trainer_pat says, "1. Yes"
master_trainer_pat says, "2. Yes"
master_trainer_pat says, "3. Times instead of plus."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #68 from pojo_glitch:
         Will there be another Tropical Mega Battle?
darkmaster_steve says, "Dunno...."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from puritys_echidna:
         the scary thing is... dmtm actually smirks in real life... and squeels too... although i shouldn't tell too much or he's liable to tell the straw story....
darkmaster_steve says, "I hope so, I will hide it MTM's bag next time"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah Ech..remember in the States we put little paper coverings on some straws that you Ech would have to take off before trying to use it!"
darkmt_mike smirks.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #70 from pojo_glitch:
         What are the Wotc rankings? in order
darkmaster_steve says, "DMTM, MTM, MTP, and then me DAS,"
darkmt_mike says, "I think he means playing ability."
darkmt_mike says, "Which would be the same order."
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmaster_steve says, "I think he ment' DCI rankings...but we don't have those."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from streetsim:
         if you were stranded in the hot desert and only have one pokemon card what would you do
darkmt_mike says, "Make a raft."
master_trainer_pat says, "I would pick any holo card so I could signal passing planes."
darkmt_mike says, "Or a hat."
darkmaster_steve says, "Brun it for heat."
darkmaster_steve says, "burn I mean."
darkmt_mike says, "Or a small tent."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #74 from pojo_glitch:
         Weedle vs. Gengar who will win?
darkmaster_steve says, "Weedle has no one here to defend himself, he would loseto the almighty powers of Gengar and his Master."
darkmt_mike says, "That's obvious."
darkmaster_steve nods solemnly.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #72 from islandmastertrevor:
         will you guys EVER make refractor cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we have not done any of those yet"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #75 from marril2000:
         why did mtm get to go to the TMB and dmtm have to stay back at the office?
darkmaster_steve says, "The airports had something aginst ghosts on the planes...."
darkmt_mike says, "Because life is not fair."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from pojo_glitch:
         Will Greedy Snorlax CD promo be released in USA?
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #79 from kakkaroto7:
         in regard to #41, if clefable used feint attack on murkrow with sprout tower in play, it would not be reduced right? because you ignore that effect when on the defending pokemon..
darkmaster_steve says, "The sprout tower is not the defending pokemon though... so it would still reduce.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from whatever360:
         When will the 2001-2002 Pokemon DCI Floor Rules be available?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know when those will be updated...try contacting dci@wizards.com"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #81 from streetsim:
         have you ever been to wdw walt disney world and if yes did you go on the rockn rollercoaster or tower of terror
darkmaster_steve says, "I have been there, I did do the tower of terror, and I am going back in 2 weeks, (I was there about 3 years ago) and I plan to do what I can, My fiance and I are going to take a vacation."
darkmaster_steve says, "I don't think she wants to do the tower of terror though"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from crazy_nut_man:
         Why now any qualifying in LA,CA??
darkmt_mike says, "To close to the Event."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just as we did with the East Coast STS we didn't planany qualifiers in places that were really close to where the STS itself is being help."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #82 from pojo_glitch:
         Steve! Stop Smirkin.
darkmaster_steve says, "I didn't smirk... Geeze, Yell at DMTM,"
darkmt_mike says, "Only a few hours away."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from boombubble1229:
         Do you know what Unowns will be released as cards?
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah stop it!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
darkmaster_steve says, ".Some of them will.....some of them won't...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from power_jedi32642000:
         what do you think of the Harry Potter tcg, is it any good? worse or better than pokemon?
darkmt_mike says, "It is different. A different mechanic. I like it. Not betteror worse."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a very good game, we've been having alot of fun playing it around here."
darkmaster_steve says, "I think it is a fun game... Although people keep saying my Meowth can't use a wand... and they get mad when he uses an invis cloak."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from feralshade:
         are there any other known QTs in california besides in the one in neurtral ground SF?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so."
master_trainer_pat says, "How many Pikachus are in this world?"
darkmaster_steve says, "6,782,379,142"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmmm."
darkmaster_steve says, "I know, I counted."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from megax_pa:
         Steve, would your collection of anime by any chance include an Neon Genesis Evageleon?
darkmt_mike says, "Hmmm."
darkmaster_steve says, "Working on that too. Yes, And Oh' my goddess, (have it all) and loddoss wars, and 3x3 eyes, and a few others."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from pojo_glitch:
         How do ya get the translations for the Cards? JhonothanNG or Edo help ya? lol. Just some people from Pojo,
darkmt_mike says, "No we prefer to make our own mistakes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Magic Knight Rayearth"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #90 from feralshade:
         which exeggcutor do you think is more effective--base or SI?
darkmaster_steve says, "The dark side one, definately."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from pojo_glitch:
         You guys use Apprentice or CCGpro?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
darkmaster_steve says, "Well, I am an apprentice....... but I don't know about those.... I wouldn't trust anything that doesn't have Meowth's seal of approval."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #94 from feralshade:
         any new promo news besides flying pikachu? Will there be a way to obtain unown j besides buying the video?
darkmt_mike says, "Not at this time."
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know of any other way it will be released"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from power_jedi32642000:
         please tell me unown j's pokemon power *gets down on his knees and starts begging*
darkmaster_steve says, "Join, once during your turn, if you have unkown J-O-I-Nout, you may search your deck for a basic or evolution card and put it into your hand."
master_trainer_pat says, "You have to have the 4 Unowns you're allowed in your deck in play at the same time...so you can go get the Pokemon you want."
master_trainer_pat says, "Go figure"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #97 from peekachoo1:
         Re: Q64 Does it flip for fortitude?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, you would still need to flip for the power."
darkmaster_steve says, "or the focus band."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from feralshade:
         when approximately will revelation be released?
master_trainer_pat says, "October or November"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from pojo_glitch:
         MTP. Tell us about the Magic Card named after you. lol
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_pat says, "You mean DelRaich? What's so funny? It's really gross. I love it!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from puritys_echidna:
         (scowls and glowers at dmtm) IT WAS YOUR FAULT!!!! ...i don't know how,but it was...
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah..sure..it is. Hello! Straw with paper on it!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #104 from boombubble1229:
         What do the acronyms for the Wotc Ranking mean?
darkmt_mike says, "It was great that Pat has his own card!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Dark Master trainer Mike, Master trainer Mike, Mastertrainer Pat, Dark Apprentice Steve., (that would be me.)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from streetsim:
         do you remember trovtwo
darkmaster_steve says, "Can't say that I do."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, never heard of him"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from islandmastertrevor:
         Sorry for being rude ealier.. Maple Bars For everyone! ::hands maple bars out::
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #108 from pojo_glitch:
         You never said ? # 76
darkmaster_steve says, "76! Better?"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah!"
darkmaster_steve grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from feralshade:
         Are there any post-season 8 league events this year (such as another victory road season), or is satisfaction merely the reward for finishing a badge book?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not heard what the plan is yet...only MT Mikeknows."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from pokesensei:
         I think that smirk is frozen permanently.You should see DMTM in real life...scary! ;-)
darkmt_mike says, "Hey. I'm not that scary!"
darkmt_mike smirks.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #110 from pojo_glitch:
         About question #81 steve! You said you were 1 you cant have a fiance.
darkmaster_steve says, "I didn't say I was 1. I didn't give my age.... You can't handle the truth!!!, Oh sorry, flashbacks...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from pkmnx:
         All the leagues near me have cancelled(I dunno why :( ) and the leaguelocator on the wizards site doesn't work...is there any other way to locate league locations?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, just call Wizards of the Coast at 1(800)324-6496"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from kakkaroto7:
         Why were the locations changed? the colorado qualifier seems to be in acollege campus =\
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno, contact dci@wizards.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from pojo_glitch:
         Will Wizards release a CardCaptors Trading Card Game?
darkmaster_steve says, "There is already a card captors game out... and not byus....."
darkmaster_steve says, "at least I think there is one out... Maybe they were just trading cards..."
darkmaster_steve says, "don't know, wasn't us though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #115 from whatever360:
         This one is for the people in Munich, Germany: a Rocket's Zappdos with 3 [L]- and 1 [M]- energy attached does only take 10 damage if it electroburns, right?!
master_trainer_pat says, "That's correct."
darkmt_mike says, "Ya!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #117 from feralshade:
         can you ask why they chose San Diego for the WSTS? Its hardly a centrallocation ( esp. if your from OR or WA ). There are some equally accommodating alternative metropolitans: sacramento, san francisco, san jose...even LA again. Here's an idea...why not Seattle?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can ask MT Mike when he gets back yourself...San Diego is a nice place. There are alot of Pokemon fans there and it's a nice place to go when you live in Seattle and it's rainy."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #122 from feralshade:
         do you think SI mew combos are broken against mono colors?
darkmt_mike says, "Not so much central as S. California has a large populace. LA is not that far away."
darkmaster_steve says, "No, because they only work aginst mono-colors, and it is only 20 damage, 30 damage back to mew and you put an end to him."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #118 from articjedi:
         what do you think would be the most popular deck at the WCSTS
darkmaster_steve says, "I think Meowth will dominate, He is simply the strongest pokemon!!!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth!!! quit typeing on my computer!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to wait and see...we don't even know if Neo Revelation will be included yet."
darkmaster_steve says, " Owww.. ok, ok...you can use the computer...sorry.... geeze....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #123 from articjedi:
         at the Seattle QT, where is the Olympic Room?
darkmaster_steve says, "There are probably maps there, you could check those, are ask anyone, or follow the walking talking cat to the QT."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I don't recall exactly but you can look at a site map when you get there or I think the Seattle area phone book has a map of Seattle Center."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it in the buildings just north of Key Arena"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #121 from articjedi:
         are stores continuing league after season 8 for those that can't make every single league?
darkmaster_steve says, "That is actually up to each store themselves...."
master_trainer_pat says, "If you've ever wanted to have us look at your tournament deck and give you tips on what to change to make it better you will be getting a chance to do that soon."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're setting up an e-mail account where we will accept deck lists that you send in, we'll choose a couple each week and tweak them on the website every other week."
master_trainer_pat says, "Of course, nothing is guaranteed and you have to agree to let us post your deck list and then tell what we would change about it...but hopefully it will be a good opportunity for you to get some feedback about your favorite decks"
master_trainer_pat says, "Understand there's really no way we'll be able to critique all of the submissions I'm sure that we'll get."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll do our best to find decks that represent what people seem to be playing."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll try to have that e-mail address for you next week."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #124 from feralshade:
         if there are any announcements this week can you rerun them at the end?
master_trainer_pat says, "There is nothing except for what I just posted above."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from feralshade:
         technically are we allowed to earn previous season's badges or is it the perogative of the gym leader?
master_trainer_pat says, "It is up to the Gym Leader."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from lance313:
         You mean you would do something along the lines of what happens in the Deck Help forum on WizPoG?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's right, but then we"
master_trainer_pat says, "'whoops...we'll do a write up about it and post it toour website."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #131 from boombubble1229:
         To what e-mail will we be able to send decks?
darkmaster_steve says, "Currently we do not, however we probably will by next week."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #132 from streetsim:
         how many peple are atraccted to the harry potter tcg
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, it's abit early to say, but we've been getting alot of calls about it."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #133 from feralshade:
         do you think SI exeggcutor is an adequate STS sneasel substitute (in conjunction with elekid)?
darkmaster_steve says, "I dont' know about substitute, but it is a nice card,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #134 from islandmastertrevor:
         do you have any stradagies for using Dunsparce?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, no."
master_trainer_pat says, "He looks like a sleepy bug."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #135 from megax_pa:
         I've been meaning to ask this. Do any of you guys play Magic? If so, for how long have you been playing?
darkmaster_steve says, "I have played for about 7 years now, almost 8."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it was the first TCG I ever played. I started in 1994."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #137 from scrye_fung:
         Will you answer questions about HP: TCG in this chat?
darkmaster_steve says, "No, we will not be answering questions here, however there will be chats starting up on the 31,"
master_trainer_pat says, "We will be starting up a Harry Potter chat for those questions soon."
darkmaster_steve says, "you can feel free to come there and have all your HP questions answerd there."
master_trainer_pat says, "You can call us at the Customer Service 800# as well and we'll answer your quetions."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #136 from articjedi:
         When does season 8 start?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have the dates for that, sorry. That's MT Mike's gig."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #138 from roonman:
         Can you clarify Igglybuffs Gaze power? Does it end with your turn or until the end of the opponents following turn?
darkmaster_steve says, "It ends at the end of the current turn, so it is mainly used for things like Slowking."
master_trainer_pat says, "Also, you don't have to use it, even though it doesn't say 'you may' on it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from puritys_echidna:
         now now guys.... we're not figments of your imagination, and by ignoring us, we don't go away.... -The Chat Rats
master_trainer_pat says, "We're not ignoring you, we just thought you were sharing alittle inside joke with DMTM...no offence intended."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #140 from roonman:
         Any way to retrieve trainers from your discard pile in Modified?
darkmaster_steve says, "Aipom. That is about it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #141 from pokesensei:
         Sure,ignore us.It won`t make us stop! ;-) The Chat Rats
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok...no we're ignoring you..."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #142 from kakkaroto7:
         =\ so.. is steve going to be at the next sts? or pat? I missed both of them =(
darkmaster_steve says, "We all should be going, I hope so at least."
darkmaster_steve says, "Although I am not hoping for 16 hour days again."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #144 from megax_pa:
         Cool. I've been playing Magic roughly since 1995. Do you think the strategy from Magic carries over into Pokémon at all?
darkmaster_steve says, "Stratagy is Stratagy, from every game, you either have, or learn it, or not."
darkmaster_steve says, "it always helps to practice though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #145 from feralshade:
         is the new deck critiquing feature remniscent of the similar, point/counterpoint articles in Topdeck or will it be formatted like 'deck check'?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I figure we'll have a dark side/light side lookat each deck sort of like the Top Deck articles used to do."
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth would easily win, Mainly because it would be meplaying vs. DMTM, and so far I think I am about 57 to 3....."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #150 from islandmastertrevor:
         who would win in a battle Meowth or gengar?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from streetsim:
         i want to here the chat mix.do you still have it
master_trainer_pat says, "Meowth....I mean Gengar...yea that's it."
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike has the chat mix...I think he still has it anyway."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #152 from feralshade:
         what was the metagame strategy at the ESTS?
master_trainer_pat says, "I guess the main thing I noticed was that you had to be able to get to the cards you need to get your deck going and you r Pokemon had to be able to withstand huge ammounts of damage in one turn."
master_trainer_pat says, "You had to be ready for Steelix and Feraligatr fully powered up."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #155 from roonman:
         So Goop Gas is the best way to slow down Feraligator?
darkmaster_steve says, "No there are plenty of ways to get around that card. Although trainer disruption works well I think. Things like Chaos gym, and Slowking."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #156 from streetsim:
         i`ve heard roumors that mtm used to sing paperback writer is that true
darkmaster_steve says, "he would like us to say that those were just rumors, but we know better."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #157 from lance313:
         Who are you rooting for in the Little League World Series, Oceanside (near SD, site ot the WCSTS), or Bronx (near the site of the ECSTS)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Was rooting for Bainbridge Island...though they must have been knocked out."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #158 from sd_pokemom:
         will the winners' decks from ECSTS be posted to the Pokémon site anytime soon?
darkmaster_steve says, "Who knows?? they don't tell us anything."
master_trainer_pat says, "Magmar2k...you better have the M's game on..."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #160 from kakkaroto7:
         can I send anything to you? like pictures of meowth, weedle, or gengar?or cards? =\
darkmaster_steve says, "You can, they can't become cards, but we always like tosee them, (just make sure you address them to us in CS."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #161 from streetsim:
         do you have a gba and what games
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes...F-zero..Mario Bros and Namco Museum....I heard that Bomberman is out now..."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll have to go get that"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #162 from streetsim:
         what knew pokemon are in store for pokemon advance
darkmaster_steve says, "Ask Nintendo....."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #163 from feralshade:
         DMS, i'll admit giovanni's got a decent meowth,but as a meowth trainer have you successfully been able to make Team Rocket's Meowth part of a tourney winner? If so, as part of what engine?
darkmaster_steve says, "I did use if for my "copy cat" deck, that worked fairlywell, but to be honest, I don't care for the Team Rockets meowth...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #164 from magmar2000:
         2-1 ;-) Last night's game was great. 16-1 Hehehe - that Magic numberis only 18 games. =D
master_trainer_pat says, "That first inning was like batting practice!"
master_trainer_pat smiles.
darkmaster_steve says, ""
darkmaster_steve says, "Diablo anyone?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ichiro-zard! 120HP."
master_trainer_pat says, "100 HP damage!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #165 from feralshade:
         wow there's a meowth that dms doesn't like? :)
darkmaster_steve says, "For card playing.. I am a cat lover, yes... But Iam also a strat freak, so if it doesn't play well, I don't like it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #167 from kakkaroto7:
         can any of you download apprentice so we can play you? =D
master_trainer_pat says, "I can't say it's really something I want to do, no."
darkmaster_steve says, "Sorry, electronic card games are well..... not very random....Or maybe they are to random....."
darkmaster_steve says, "hmmmm......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #170 from sd_pokemom:
         will there be on-line preregistration for WCSTS like there was for ECSTS? If so, about when will that be available for us "locals" to do?
master_trainer_pat says, "There will be phone registration like before."
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know when we'll start it up."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #171 from calathon:
         when would you place a Damage Counter for Darkness Energy; at the end of the turn (per the card) or between turns (per the rule book)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Between turns"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #172 from feralshade:
         do you know of a pc version of the game where we can practice besides apprentice or the CD from the starter set?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I don't think there is anything out besides those."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #173 from calathon:
         If an Attack's effect caused a Pokemon to be KO'ed would that trigger Focus Band? Example: A Ditto with 6 Damage Counters is put to sleep by Wigglytuff.
darkmaster_steve says, "No, that is not a direct effect of the attack,"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it won't. One of the question from last week wasabout Mew using DEvolution Beam to KO something that had a Focus Band on it."
master_trainer_pat says, "That wouldn't trigger the Focus Band either."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #174 from calathon:
         Re: 171. Are you sure? MT Mike said at the end of the turn when we wereat the STS.
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I'm not...though to me, it should happen at the same time other similar effects happen. That's why you just gotta love Pokemon."
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from puritys_echidna:
         uh... card vs. rulebook... you've always said the card overrules the book, but this week you said the rulebook overrules? (Re: darkness placement)
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, let's stick with the card thing then. It goes on at the end of the turn then."
master_trainer_pat says, "No logic whatsoever."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #176 from feralshade:
         why is last seasons promo sometimes referred to as 'trainer pikachu'?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just a nickname I guess."
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, normally the card overrules, go with that for now,we will tell you of any further changes....."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #180 from sd_pokemom:
         Is Sept 1 the first day we can HOLD DCI-cert. "Modified" tourneys, or the first day we can submit apps for them?
darkmaster_steve says, "you need to send an E-mail into DCI@wizards.com and askthem, We don't know here."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok...looks like we're done for this week. We'll havethat e-mail address for you next week."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye."