Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, March 8, 2001
by Team Compendium

master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang! Welcome to another fine episode of As the Weedle Turns!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody! We have some good news to announce this week."
master_trainer_mike says, "As you remember, last week's chat was canceled due to too many Diglett's in the area"
darkmaster_steve says, "Yeah, they let me out of my box!"
master_trainer_mike says, "No that's not it"
master_trainer_pat says, "Everyone is ok after the little shake up we had last Wednesday"
darkmaster_steve says, "Awww/"
darkmt_mike says, "Someone put him back in the box!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You may have already noticed that we put a big announcement up on the Pokegym"
master_trainer_mike says, "If not, check it out at http://boards.wizards.com/pokegym"
master_trainer_mike says, "It tells you all about the upcoming East Coast STS."
master_trainer_mike says, "Here are some of the highlights (if you haven't seen it yet)."
master_trainer_pat says, "We want to thank everyone of you that sent e-mail/called to voice their comments about the 15+ issue, we will reply to each of you as quickly as possible. Sorry about the delay."
master_trainer_mike says, "STS EVENT STRUCTURE"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ash's Honor Championship - The Championship division for players 10 and younger. A nurturing tournament environment that will help players hone skills and follow the path of good sporting behavior."
master_trainer_mike says, "Rocket's Foolproof Plan Championship - The Championship division for players 14 and younger. A challenging and engaging environment that will test players' skills to rise to the challenges of competitive play. This event will crown an STS Champion."
master_trainer_mike says, "Professor Oak's Revenge Championship - The Championship division for players of 15 years or older. The seniors of the Pokemon TCG world get to show off their skills and rise to be acknowledged as mentors of play. This event will crown a Master Professor Champion."
master_trainer_mike says, "STS East League Zone will feature the following four new Gyms. Be sure to bring the right cards so you can take on these new challenges!:"
master_trainer_mike says, "Metal Gym - Decks must contain at least 4 Metal Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Darkness Gym - Decks must contain 8 Pokemon of the following types:"
master_trainer_mike says, "- Darkness Pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "- Dark Pokemon (from the Team Rocket expansion)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Baby Gym - Decks must contain 8 Baby Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon Tools Gym - Decks must contain 8 Pokemon Tools."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are also working on setting up some interactive Pokemon monument building for you as well, details to come soon!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Everyone will be able to help put it together at the STS, hopefully.."
master_trainer_pat says, "(crosses fingers)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, on with the show!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Shall we start?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1 from crazy_nut_man:is anyone hurt from the quake last week?
master_trainer_mike says, "I did get a boo-boo on my left elbow (I'm such a wimp)........."
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't look at me, I ain't gonna kiss it."
master_trainer_mike says, "darn....."
darkmaster_steve says, "My box was destroyed!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from crazy_nut_man:So can u tell us what promo card #32-34 is??
master_trainer_pat says, "More promo cards huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "34 is easy!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well 34 is Entei"
master_trainer_mike says, "The rest...welll.....The truth is out there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from crazy_nut_man:Any new neo2 news?
master_trainer_mike says, "Naaah, you already heard it all......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from crazy_nut_man:What is the word of the day? What does it mean?
master_trainer_mike says, "TWEE (adjective) {chiefly British} : affectedly or excessively dainty, delicate, cute, or quaint"
master_trainer_mike says, "As in Weedle is very TWEE!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from crazy_nut_man:Are you still taking Create A Card Activity??
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean for the Birthday Pikachu for Season 1? If your league is running season 1, sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from crazy_nut_man:Say in the badge book like your really good and you complete the whole page like in 2 weeks, what do you do now?
master_trainer_pat says, "You get to take a break until the next season begins"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from turbocharizard:What number is the promo Pichu?
master_trainer_mike says, "Have to wait and see!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from turbocharizard:What are promos 32, 33, and 35+ ?
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't let you in on those yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from unown_master:Is 15+ back?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yabba Dabba"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from sanochu64:Is enti the only movie promo this year
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, sorta...it leads you to the Pichu promo at the leagues"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #11 from unown_master:Any new Promo news?
master_trainer_mike says, "not yet......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from shadowcat_2k4:I need to know if you can use pokemon breeder on pichu to get raichu and if not can you please explain,becuase in the bok that comes with the marill promo it says that if you evolve from a baby(IE pichu to pikachu) it would make the pikachu into an ev
master_trainer_mike says, "You can't as Breeder says place a Stage @ on a basic and none of the baby Pokemon have Stage 2 evolutions."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from turbocharizard:Do you guys watch Survivor, The Mole, Temptation Island, etc.?
master_trainer_mike says, "not even if I was being poked with a pointy stick......."
master_trainer_mike says, "blech......"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, none of those. Though the Travel channel is in the middle of beach week....Bada Bing!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from phoenixaudubon:Was it more than just a public outcry that returned the 15+ division?
master_trainer_mike says, "yeah"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from unown_master:What No. will the Entei Promo be?
master_trainer_mike says, "34"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from chrisbo:On Neo Onix's "Screech" attack, where it says "if an attack damages the Defending Pokemon", does that also apply when the opponent attacks my Pokemon too (i.e. would my Onix take +20 when it now becomes a Defending Pokemon)?
master_trainer_mike says, "NO!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It is referencing the _current_ defending pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "Chris you should have been a lawyer........"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from professormaple:What do trainers 15+ need to do to qualify/register for the 2001 ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "just the will to come and play!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We will be doing the pre-registration here again before the event. So all you'll have to do is that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from crazy_nut_man:do u no wut promo ur going to give us next season?
master_trainer_mike says, "yep weee due...."
master_trainer_pat says, "We do!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from crazy_nut_man:Can u tell us wut the movie promo might be??
master_trainer_mike says, "yups weh kin.....butte weee wooonnnt"
master_trainer_pat says, "EN TAY!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from sanochu64:Will the non revese holo neo 2 promo be put in to neo 2 like the starter promos where in Neo genisis
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from oldman_405:Thanks to all MT's there for your support in getting a 15+ division. Disappointed in no free trip but I probably wouldn't win anyway
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, thanks to you for the supportive e-mail and calls"
master_trainer_mike says, "Unfortunately we do have limited budgets and want to help the players that can't make normally pay their own way."
master_trainer_pat says, "We just couldn't make the trips happen for 15 and up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from paul22:Erica's Dratini w/one METAL energy takes 0 damage from basic pokemon attacks, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, the effect from the Metal energy is done BEFORE the effect from the Pokemon Power."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from unown_master:Whats the phrase for this week
master_trainer_mike says, "A man in all the world's new fashion planted, That hath a MINT of phrases in his brain. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Love's Labour's Lost", Act 1 scene 1"
master_trainer_mike says, "thought we'e be a bit more educational....."
master_trainer_mike says, "SEE PAT!! SHAKESPEARE SAYS MINT TOO!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH BABY!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm starting to itch."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from crazy_nut_man:Is it true that T15/3c will take into count in the east-sts??
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope. We're working on a new super secret format for the East Coast STS"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from shadowcat_2k4:is there any chance of seeing the cards sent in for the creat a card activity into an actuall card?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, but some of them will make it onto our web site soon."
master_trainer_pat says, "BTW We've certainly been having fun looking at your card ideas here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from shadowcat_2k4:what are the STS qualifiers? and why are they so important?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are events held throughtout north america that have tournamenst at them for 10 and under, and 14 and under with the chance to win a trip to the STS. There will also be open age events with other prizes at these QT's as well!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's really just a chance to test your deck and see what others are playing from Neo Genesis."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from warlockmaster:Hey, this is GREAT guys! I'm guessing there is no 15+ at qualifiers still, judging from the info on the post? I'm not griping though, I'm 4 hours away from Seacaucus, NJ, so I'll be there.
master_trainer_mike says, "Excellent! Look us up when you get there!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from pokesensei:Hi guys!Time for some more questions for the Compendium:) By the way,did MT Mike get my Create-A-Card Weedie?You like it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes I did! Very cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from pikabruce:Any word on whether there will be a special room rate for the STS or not?
master_trainer_mike says, "There should be but they STILL are working on it, sorry, I will ask again for you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from pikabruce:Player 1 has Cleffa active, says "Eeeeeeek!" and quickly shuffles his hand into his deck. Player 2 says "Stop! My active is also a Baby and you must flip!" Player 1 flips tails. What should a judge do? Leave Player 1 with no hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, it all depends on whether this was the first instance or not. Judges discretion."
master_trainer_mike says, "Might make them dig out the same cards. Might make them draw the same number and then lose a prize card ortwo for rules violations."
master_trainer_pat says, "This kind of stuff happens alot in the 10 and under group...you have to be able to make these kinds of calls on the spot and be fair about it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Really up to the judges call."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from sanochu64:So let me get this strait 15+ still don't comete in the STS
master_trainer_mike says, "WRONGO!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "There is the Professor Oak's Revenge tournament for 15+ with the same great prizes and everything else as the other age groups. Did you read what we said?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from chrisbo:For the STS side events (Darkness Gym, Baby Gym, etc.), do you have to have "exactly 8", or "at least 8" pokemon that meet the criteria?
master_trainer_pat says, "At least 8."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #37 from earthbound410:So let me get this straight, it's not an ongoing weekend tournament like Magic Pro Tour, but more like the STSQ where it's two seperate tournaments per age division for the weekend?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right."
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from nookiemn2k3:what about the qualifiers for the 15+ ?
master_trainer_mike says, "There aren't any as ANYONE can participate at the STS. They aren't really qualifiers as much as they are an opportunity for the younger players to try some competitive play before the STS and try and win a trip to it."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be open agew events at most QT stops for other cool prizes (just no trips)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from warlockmaster:Please assure me that it was confirmed Leaning Tower of Pika and Space Weedle were ok...

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from canadian_pkmn_master:Is 15+ back?
master_trainer_mike says, "YUP!"
master_trainer_pat says, "The Space Weedle and Leaning Tower of Pika are A-OK"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from sanochu64:Hey you think that at the STS we can make the quagsire state building or the statue of togepi
master_trainer_mike says, "Cute ideas but we already have an evil plan ready for its evil fruition.. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from pokesensei:One of the chief complaints about the STS` last year was a lack of qualified and knowledgable judges.Has Wizards done anything to correct this situation?
darkmt_mike says, "I don't know Sensei that depends on whether you consider yourself qualified."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from shadowcat_2k4:do you guys take this chat seriously,every time i am in here you guys never give a good answer =\
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes we do, we always answer any questions that we CAN answer. Unfortunately many people keep aksing questions about upcoming products that you know we can't answer."
master_trainer_pat says, "What are the new promos!?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Then we get silly :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from pikabruce:If a Sneasel with 1 Dark Energy and a Plus Power attached does Fury Swipes and flips one heads against a Defending Pokemon which has 2 Metal Energy attached, is any damage done?
master_trainer_pat says, "All those effects are calculated during the same step. Attack=10+10 for Darkness +10 for Plus power - 20 for the Metal = 10 damage."
master_trainer_pat says, "Pikabruce...you keep us honest."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from shadowcat_2k4:I need to know if you can use pokemon breeder on pichu to get raichu and if not can you please explain,becuase in the bok that comes with the marill promo it says that if you evolve from a baby(IE pichu to pikachu) it would make the pikachu into an ev
master_trainer_pat says, "you can't because Breeder says: put the Stage 2 on the basic. Raichu is a stage 1."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from lugia_401:so there is going to be a final rounds and medals right?
master_trainer_mike says, "RIGHT!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from lugia_2_1986:how many emails did u guys get about banning the 15+ in the STS
master_trainer_mike says, "more than the numbers I could count on my fingers and toes......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from gurtman:Which "3 participants" will receive trip packages? (ie: how can there be a top 3 if it is run the same as last year)
master_trainer_mike says, "The top player in the 10 and under wins one and the top 2 participants in the 14 and under win a trip."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from warlockmaster:I currently have every american released black star Promo, and I was wondering, what are the cards that fill the gap of #'s 24-26? The #23 is a Zapdos from the 2nd movie, and 27 is the pikachu from the 2nd movie on VHS/DVD, so what's #24-26?
master_trainer_pat says, "24 is B-day Pikachu, 25 is flying Pikachu(not out yet) and 26 is another Pikachu."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from crazy_nut_man:any more new pokemon card project? (space weedle......leaning tower of pikachu....what is next)??
master_trainer_mike says, "We will announce it soon :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from thundrchld:since the 15+ is reinstated will the North Carolina qualifier be reinstated too? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Just because there isn;t one scheulded there for this tour does not mean there won;t be in future tours."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from lugia_401:ok if your league is on season 2 but never got the b-day pika activity untill season 2
master_trainer_mike says, "You could still send them in."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from crazy_nut_man:On response to question 8: Are they going to be the movie or league promo??
master_trainer_pat says, "Remember we can't see the earlier questions after answering...Entei is a movie promo, Pichu will be for the Leagues."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from charwolf:Thank you for bringing back 15+. What is this weeks phrase? And about that Ditto....
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome!"
master_trainer_mike says, "The phrase is A man in all the world's new fashion planted, That hath a MINT of phrases in his brain. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Love's Labour's Lost", Act 1 scene 1"
master_trainer_mike says, "DITTO?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from gurtman:Thanks for getting 15+. We B appy!
master_trainer_pat says, "You're welcome, thanks to you too for writing in."
darkmt_mike says, "Your Welcome."
darkmt_mike smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from pokesensei:My opponent has an Active Sabrina`s Alakazam with 2 Psychic Energy on it and a Sabrina`s Abra with no energy on it.My active has 2 Energy on it.Can his Sabrina`s Alakazam do the attack "Synchronize"?Explain for all the trainers out there please.:)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can because any time a Pokemon mentions it's own name in the text of it's own attack, as S. Abra does...any Pokemon that uses that attack replaces their own name in the text of the attack."
master_trainer_pat says, "Thus, your S. Alakazam would do a Synchronize attack that says: This attack can't be used unless S Alakazam has the same number of energies attached as the defending Pokemon."
master_trainer_pat says, "Whew!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Only for you guys, I'm tellin ya!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from oldman_405:any details on mall places & dates yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing else new yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from lugia_401:is there any disconuts for the sts exp... 15% of airfare and hotel
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure what you're asking here, please rephrase and ask again."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from canadian_pkmn_master:When is the Tropical mega battle?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're not involved with that I don't think."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from the_pikagurl:Any new information about the West Coast STS
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing yet except that its on the West Coast."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from warlockmaster:What are your favorite video games, MT's? Maybe I'll put together an article about our lovable MT's and their favorite things/experiences.
master_trainer_mike says, "Dynasty Warriors 2 has been getting a lot of play at my house (for the PS2)."
master_trainer_pat says, "Right now my favorites are: Tony Hawk 2, Diablo 2, Heroes of Might and Magic 3"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's Dreamcast and PC."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from mwsmagmar:So, can you give us any details on Ash's Honor Championship, or Rocket's Foolproof Plan Championship, or Professor Oak's Revenge Championship formats?
master_trainer_mike says, "THey will all have the same format AND we can't tell you yet :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "(raising right hand) We will not divulge any info about the formats before it's time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from haymakermaker:Are there any easter eggs for Play It version 1?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, type 'fire' during the title screen, or was it the deck selection screen. Anyway type 'fire' and you'll get access to 2 more decks."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from earthbound410:Wouldn't a Ditto (sorry!) with two DCEs vs. a Rocket's Zapdos deal 0 to itself and not 20 for Electroburn since it says specifically on Zappy *Lightning Energy Cards* and Ditto has DCEs?
master_trainer_pat says, "Actually, it will deal 20 to itself, because whatever type is being produced by Ditto, it's still considered to come from a card"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from pocketalmonster:if i use NEO Onix Screech can i retreat back to steelix next turn and do 20 more damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "The effect is sitting on the defending Pokemon"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #69 from lugia_401:how do u register for the sts
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll be doing pre-registration over the phone like we did last time...Don't call now, please...we'll let you know when we open pre-reg."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from phoenixaudubon:Will the information for the ECSTS apply for the WCSTS, if there is one?
master_trainer_mike says, "Most of it should be similar."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #73 from haymakermaker:After getting the Pokémon patch for apprentice, will i still be able to play Mtg?
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't help you with that here."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from haymakermaker:Could Wizards get permission to make a Pokemon: Unglued?
master_trainer_pat says, "Unlikely."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from pocketalmonster:is pichu reverse holo?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"
master_trainer_pat says, "Too bad, huh"
master_trainer_pat says, "I mean about the Pokemon Unglued"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from soslowpoke:what will the promo be for the next league season?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from calathon:Dark Dragonite's Summon Minions will not allow you to get a bench larger than 5 Pokemon, correct? Even if you use it when only 4 Pokemon are there?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."
master_trainer_pat says, "If there are only 4 there, you can go and get one Pokemon to put on your bench...D. Dragonite says: Up to 2 Pokemon"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from soslowpoke:is entei the only new movie promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, the other card inside will direct you to the Leagues and the reverse holo Pichu you can get there"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from pocketalmonster:i always make mistakes is the PROMO PICHU reverse holo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from phoenixaudubon:What exactly IS reverse holo? I can't see a difference.
master_trainer_pat says, "Then you're not reading it right!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I am reading it right!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Then they're inside the room!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Aliens...if you didn't guess already"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeah...we're goobs."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #81 from haymakermaker:Why is Meganium's (LV 57) Pokemon Power text in black?
master_trainer_pat says, "I noticed that too. I can only assume it's amistake."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from pocketalmonster:how many rounds of swiss are in the STS main event?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on the number of people that sign up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from dark_pokejess:ok, if u have 3 electric and a steel on R zapdos . how much damage does he do to himself?
master_trainer_mike says, "10."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from phoenixaudubon:What is T15/3c (or T15/4c, I think I saw that one mentioned as well.)
master_trainer_mike says, "That is referring to the format we used at the last STS. There will be a new one for the next STS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from soslowpoke:can i still send in my pika activity?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from crazy_nut_man:What do u think about the 3 new pokémon??
master_trainer_mike says, "which 3 are you referrring to?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from paul22:Is there a deadline for Create A Card submissions?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from dark_pokejess:how long does it take for a b-day pikachu to come? i sent mine the last day of the first "season" of pokeleague (i think that is what the call them)?
master_trainer_mike says, "we are processing a lot of them, if you don't get yours in the next month, then email us and we will look into it for you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from sanochu64:will wizards be hold another GB world championships like they did last june cause i seriously have an good shot at being world pokemon MACHamp
master_trainer_mike says, "THat was a NIntendo thing"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from dark_pokejess:when will u have a list of the qualifier stops?
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be up on the web site soon (hopefully)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from pocketalmonster:for the prize package do we get 1 or 2 airfare tickets?
master_trainer_mike says, "1 for yourself and 1 for a parent or guardian."/***/

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from animekub:let say that you have gold berry attached to Giovanni's Machamp and it has a darkness energy and is poisoned. What would be the proper order to add damage to machamp?
master_trainer_pat says, "Once G Machamp has 4 or more counters on it, you can activate the Gold Berry at any time between turns"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from magmar2000:Ok, 2 questions that have something to do with the GB Games. 1 - Any word from Nintendo for your help on TCG for GB 2? And 2 - Any plans for Pokemon E Cards? (That one is kinda early, but still) ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm, I haven't played mine in months......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Mine's getting dusty too...though the fact that Sega is doing games for Game Boy Advanced has me thinking thoughts of upgrading when it comes out"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from nookiemn2k3:i live in dallas so how would i make it to the ecsts or the wcsts without any $$$ ? i was counting on th qualifier .
master_trainer_mike says, "TANSTAAFL"
master_trainer_mike says, "(there ain't no such thing as a free lunch)....Robert Heinlein"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from charwolf:Who did the pictures of you guys w/Weedle and Gengar?
master_trainer_mike says, "Luke Matthews, one of our co-workers (I had to pester him for months to get it done). Look cool though huh?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from turbocharizard:If you guys don't watch 'reality' (:-p) shows, then what do you watch?
master_trainer_mike says, "paint dry"
darkmt_mike says, "West Wing"
master_trainer_pat says, "Squirrel Wranglin'"
darkmt_mike says, "7 Days"
master_trainer_pat says, "on TNN"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from canadian_pkmn_master:Will the same company be hosting the event as last Sts? (Same judges such as Shawn and everyone)
darkmt_mike says, "Buffy"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, but we will have even more judges this time."
darkmt_mike says, "When Animals Attack"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey quit with the show already!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from lugia_401:do u MTs know what hotel is the best to stay in and why
darkmt_mike says, "When Animals Attack other Animals"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, one with a roof???"
master_trainer_mike says, "(that from the guy wrangling the poor gengar)......"
darkmt_mike says, "Sorry."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from bloodix:Hey i got a question! why those the deck wiggy/snesal have 4 rainbow energys in them, when it cant be used for darkness energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because Rainbow Energy CAN count as Darkness or Metal energy (just doesn't provide the extra effects from those non-baic energy cards)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #104 from evil_mewtwo1:Is there a Gym Leader of the Year award. Because our Gym Leader is the best and should be noted as such.
master_trainer_mike says, "No but feel free to email us with any details you want to tell us about so we can thank him or her."
master_trainer_pat says, "You Gym Leader can be the first nominated!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from lugia_2_1986:how can we win the package in the qualifiers
master_trainer_mike says, "The 1st place 10 and under participant will win the package, and the top 2 places in the 14 and under will win a package at each QT."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from dark_pokejess:why is it called the prof oaks revenge tournament? is there special rules?
master_trainer_pat says, "The format will be the same for all 3 tournaments. That's just the name we chose for the upper divison"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from pocketalmonster:who was the architect of teh space weedle and leaning tower of pika
master_trainer_mike says, "Friends Bryan and Mike for the Weedle, and Melody for the Leaning Tower. Their info is on the web site."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #108 from unown_master:What is your evil plan?
master_trainer_pat says, "It is SuperHyperMega Secret and it is only somewhat evil."
master_trainer_mike says, "it would hardly be evil if I balbbed about it before its evil fruition now would it???"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK it's evil, but I didn't tell you that"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from calathon:You have to tell us what cards to bring for the construction plan, unless you are providing all cards for it.
master_trainer_mike says, "We will soon :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from pocketalmonster:i am an acrhitect-in-trainging if you need one for your next card-project o_0
master_trainer_mike says, "You will have your chance to be a part of a monument at the STS itself."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from jeremya0:If Clefable Metronomes Lugia's Elemental Blast, it can't use it unless it can discard a R, W, and L energy, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, it ignores any 'In Order to...' text."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from warlockmaster:In reference to Sensei's question on #43, I agree it was a big problem. It took 3 judges and eventually Master Trainer Mike himself to answer a simple question about one of rocket set Porygon's attacks. Thankfully MTM answered it quite quickly, but yes it is a big problem.
master_trainer_mike says, "We are planning on having even more judges and better skilled ones at that as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "We did take the previous question seriously."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #115 from bloodix:Isn't the attack on Murcrow apost to be Faint Attack, not Feint Attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Here's your vocabulary lesson for today."
master_trainer_mike says, "feint: something feigned; specifically : a mock blow or attack on or toward one part in order to distract attention from the point one really intends"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from lugia_401:i know some promos that only u wizards people know but i waz wondering if i sholud tell my peeps note that my friends dad works at WOTC
master_trainer_mike says, "did you dad say you could tell others????"
master_trainer_pat says, "otherwise you might be getting him in trouble and neither of us wants that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from phoenixaudubon:What's this Apprentice everyone keeps talking about?
master_trainer_mike says, "it is a freeware program that lets you illegaly play tcgs over the net (we don;t make it)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #120 from jeremya0:Does Feint Attack still work on the Defending Pokemon even if the opponent has a Defender attached to his Active?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from hyperflame:What do you think of Dark Gyarados? I thought it was okay, until I looked at Misty's Starmie. It has the same attack, but more HP, and a stronger basic, and Fossil Articuno has the same attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "Its Final Beam might make your opponent think twice before using Sneasel to take it out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from super_saiyan_2nathan:anything on promos lately?
master_trainer_pat says, "Entei is # 34 for the 3rd movie and Pichu follows that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from charwolf:Hmm. doubt you'll be able to anwser, but anyway- There was a guy dressed as Imposter Oak at last years Braintree STSQ. We agreed to find each other and trade at the STS if I made it. Well I did, and he wasn't there, but everyone else from the stop (Surge, Erika) was. Do you know why he wasn't there?
master_trainer_mike says, "No we don't, those are employees of DSL, the company that helps us run those events."
master_trainer_pat says, "That guys name is Stacey I think."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from haymakermaker:Did you know ninetales was misspelled on the TCG Game boy game?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from unown_master:Re Q45 - I thought it was 10+10 - 20 = 0, so no PlusPower?
master_trainer_mike says, "That included the Darkness AND Pluspower cards right??? so The attack did 10 (1 heads) plus 10 for Darkness plus 10 for Pluspower then subtract 20 for the 2 attached metal energy leaving you with 10 damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from lugia_2_1986:on the Basic Alakazam the Pokemon Power it just said remove a number of damage counters to any Pokemon as long as that does not knock them out so does that mean that I can remove them to my oppenets Pokemon
master_trainer_mike says, "Since a new possessive name isn;t included in that sentence you still use the previous one (YOURS). Thta is a basic rule of english. Can only move counters form one of YOUR pokemon to another of YOUR pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from jeremya0:If you have more than one Dark energy attached to a non-Dark Pokemon, does it take 10 damage for each energy card per turn, or just 10 damage for all?
master_trainer_pat says, "you put 1 damage counter on at the end of the turn for each Darkness energy attached."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from bigdaddysnorlax:Dark Mike's answer to Q43 about STS judges was somewhat cryptic. Are you saying that you have selected some judges for the STS?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes! That is what I'm saying."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from hyperflame:What do you think of the Pokemon:The Movie 2000 Promo Moltres? It does a very nice 60 damage, but you need three fire energy, and you have to flip a coin to see if you discard 1 energy or all energy
master_trainer_mike says, "So so, needing 3 FIRE to do anything makes it a slow use Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from bikabee22:Hey,I was wondering if there have been any develpments in the format for the 2001 ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why YES there has!!! Of course, we can't tell you yet :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from phoenixaudubon:Was the Mewtwo promo that was illustrated by Christopher Rush released in Japan?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know. can anyone from Japan confirm or deny that? Usually our promos would be released through Coro Coro magazine there"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from hyperflame:Also, what would be a good pokemon to use with the Promo moltres?
master_trainer_mike says, "Something that gives you time to build the Moltres up. Chansey or maybe a babay Pokemon???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #137 from unown_master:I though 26 was Surfin Pika?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope that's # 28"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from bloodix:Hey at one of the leagues I go to, a kid I battle is saying and maby lieing that the gym leader saided that if you are 16 or older you can't go their. I'm a Gym Leader myself and I find that wrong. Is that legal to be doing that at any league?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no age limits for the league. Some locations DO set them themselves due to space limitations."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from the_pikagurl:How can you find out where the qualifiers will be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Posted on the web when it is ready."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from pokesensei:So,what you`re saying is that I`m going to be a judge at the ECSTS?
darkmt_mike says, "If your up to the challange!"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from evil_mewtwo1:When will dates be made for the tour stops. So we can plan for a vaction?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will push to get them up ASAP."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from lugia_2_1986:have you guys done mailing the Bday pikachu cards yet
master_trainer_mike says, "Most of them but we are still getting Create a Card activities coming in."
master_trainer_pat says, "We still are getting tons...fun to look though BTW"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from bikabee22:Do you what the name of the Pokemon X set will be called?Many call it Base 3,has that been taken into consideration?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes we do know what it is called but NO DONUTS FOR US if we tell.................."
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't even joke about losing donut priveledges"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from sanochu64:if and when there is another STS problt WC will 15+ be able to qualify if you have any idea??
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok lets be clear about this. NO ONE needs to qualify for the STS, ANYONE can show up and play. The QT's just give the yonger players a chnace to earn a trip so they can go. It is harder for an 11 year old to pay to fly than it is for an adult. This will probably remain the same for future tours."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #145 from lugia_401:where can u find the chat chanscritpts if u missed the chat???
master_trainer_pat says, "Check pojo.com, I usually go there if I need to check what was covered in a chat."
master_trainer_pat says, "or http://pkcompendium.hypermart.net/"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's Team Compendium's place."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from phoenixaudubon:What's so scary about Ditto?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from shadowcat_2k4:
master_trainer_mike says, "DITTO?!?!" um? exlplain dis
master_trainer_mike says, "Let's just say that that particular card has caused more rules headaches and arguements than all others combined......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from bikabee22:I know it's still not released in Japan,but have any plans been made to do Neo 4 in american?
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans yet"
master_trainer_pat says, "Only really slight mention of that set so far."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from bikabee22:I just want to say I thank You at WOTC for re-instating the 15+ division in the ECSTS.Now for the question.If my opponent Poison's me and I retreat,does the poison go away?
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome, and yes Benching your Pokemon removes Poison."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #150 from charwolf:Oh yeah. On the format thing. Is "No Format" considered a format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, there will be a format"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from pocketalmonster:let me get this straight on BASE Weedle if you get heads the opponent is poisoned AND takes 10 damge (talki about broken)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah he rules!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #152 from purity1:do you have a voodoo doll to use on people who ask repeat questions?
master_trainer_mike says, "who's been talking?"
master_trainer_pat says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from super_saiyan_2nathan:Can the Toys "r" us leauges only allow 24 people in at a leauge? Be cause I went like 3 weeks ago and they wouldn't let me in, but the 4 behind me they let in. I am also disappointed that they now book sessions. They are booked like 5 months, It make
master_trainer_mike says, "It is up to each location to determine how many people they can handle and give a good experience to. Check on our web site to see if there are any other leagues in your area :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from jdg6248:What number is the movie promo Enti
master_trainer_pat says, "Entei is #34"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from pocketalmonster:will STSQ be DCI?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from pocketalmonster:will sts be DCI?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they both will be."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from super_saiyan_2nathan:Is there gonna be a sts for The midwest like in wisconsin, Illinois, or minnesota?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, but there are QT's there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from bikabee22:Is there any requirments to get into the ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "well you have to show up"
master_trainer_mike says, "and you have to have a deck to play with (following the format), that's all"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from pokesensei:Did you frame my MT Weedie Create-A-Card?I know you think it`s just awesome!:-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes I did. You rock!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from calathon:So are you saying that WotC is not sending US trainers to the TMB this year?
master_trainer_mike says, "Honestly dunno."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're just saying we haven't heard anything about that event this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from pocketalmonster:do you guys play Counter-Strike?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_pat says, "not here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from lugia_401:um i was wondering if u people will allow A cadaian and japanese flag roam around at the sts i remember last year they took them away from the carriers and i not saying that i carried it
master_trainer_mike says, "flags running around can be a health hazard to other players at a crwoded event, I think that is why it was stopped lastyear"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #163 from megamanx:Do you know where you are having the qualifiers in Michigan? Like the exact city?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry we don't know yet...hopefully soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from lugia_401:i mean is there any specal **oups** rates for the sts players
master_trainer_mike says, "don't know yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from jdg6248:Is theWotC washing office building moving to another address
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from phoenixaudubon:The 15+ division name seems a bit misleading--What is Prof. Oak getting revenge for? Maybe you guys meant, "IMPOSTER Professor Oak's Revenge"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope we consider you guys the REAL THING BABY!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #168 from unown_master:Any easter egg for play it v. 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "The same one is active in v2."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #169 from phoenixaudubon:What is "Play It version 1"? And, what are "easter eggs"?
master_trainer_pat says, "Play It v1 is a CD game for PC's that teaches you how to play the TCG. An easter egg is a secret hidden inside the game."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from dark_pokejess:if u wont tell us the formats, then how are we supposed to make a deck for it? will they be told at a reasonable time before the tourneys?
master_trainer_mike says, "We wiull tell you in enopugh time, probably near May 1st or so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from earthbound410:Ref. Q67: I don't understand, it's a Double Colorless Energy CARD and Rocket's Zappy says it deals damage for each LIGHTNING energy card, explain please por favor?
master_trainer_mike says, "You said that Ditto had the 2 DCES and was Transformed into the Rocket's Zapdos right? You need lightning energy to use Zapdos's attack. So you used transform to turn the 2 DCE's into lightning energy, there are now 2 lightning energy cards on the Ditto so it takes 20 damage when it uses the attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #173 from unown_master:I live in england, could I take part in the STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Registration for the STS is open."
master_trainer_pat says, "So yes you could."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from lugia_401:what is favourite pokemon games MTM MTP DMTM
master_trainer_mike says, "I liked Stadium myself."
darkmt_mike says, "Gengar's Revenge"
master_trainer_pat says, "the TCG. I'll keep it simple."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from gymleaderphil_pojo:Whats this weeks Motto? Sorry If I missed it I was a little late...
master_trainer_mike says, "A man in all the world's new fashion planted, That hath a MINT of phrases in his brain. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Love's Labour's Lost", Act 1 scene 1"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from oldman_405:Do you have the release date for Neo:Discovery available for us yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have an exact one yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from dark_pokejess:whats pokemon unglued?
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing it was a refernce to Magic Unglued, a Magic joke expansion"
master_trainer_pat says, "You can always e-mail us at custserv@wizards.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from charwolf:I know what Swiss is, but what is "Modified Swiss"?
master_trainer_pat says, "No holes"
master_trainer_mike says, "we add a little cheddar to it"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_pat says, "It ain't easy, being cheesy"
darkmt_mike says, "Better Cheddar."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #183 from phoenixaudubon:What IS a reverse holo card? How is it different from a normal holo? You dodged my question the first time.
master_trainer_pat says, "Look at a normal fire pokemon card."
master_trainer_pat says, "Then imagine all the red around the art is holographic."
master_trainer_pat says, "that's a reverse holo card."
master_trainer_pat says, "bing-o"
darkmt_mike says, "And the picture isn't."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from phoenixaudubon:My PKTCG League never got the Ancient Mew playmats? Are any still available.?
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry but they are all gone"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from jdg6248:Is promo pichu earned by point grid or activity?
master_trainer_pat says, "We aren't sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from lugia_401:how much rounds would u have to play(and win) to win a invtation to the sts in the 11-14 division in the QT
master_trainer_mike says, "depends on how many people show up"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #185 from bikabee22:I know it's still early but I'm trying to get my dad to take me to the ecsts,when do you think is a aproximate date when we can registar?
master_trainer_pat says, "probably 2 weeks before the event...the event is June 23 and 24th"
master_trainer_mike says, "Most likely even earlier than that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from lugia_401:if i send in my create a card now or trommrow will i still get the b-day pika
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from unown_master:What is your oppinion of BS Charizard? Please reply so I can print this off and show it to the kids at my league who all play Charizard decks!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "It is failry powerful but slow to get started. You have to support it well in your deck to use it effectively."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's similar to Force of Nature in Magic the Gathering...big and tough but hard to get up and running safely"
master_trainer_mike says, "Blaine's is better."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #190 from dark_pokejess:is the plane tickets a prize for 15+? if so, why not? i also heard that there is no qualifier for 15+. why?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no trip prizes for 15+. There are also NO qualifiers for 15+. There will be open events at most of the QT stops where there will be prizes but NO TRIPS."
master_trainer_mike says, "With limited budgets we wanted to get the trips to the young players who can't afford to get there themselves."
master_trainer_pat says, "No. Because 15+ have an easier time getting to the STS and we feel that offering trips to the 15+ group brings an unwelcome play atmosphere to the game."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from lugia_2_1986:can u forward this to Pokemon Leauge Departmant or whoever that goes to that to make some boxes or something that can hold up all 16 badges
master_trainer_mike says, "we can pass that along, sure :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from gymleaderphil_pojo:Will you guys be adding new articals to the Pokemon Site Weekly? Very good, Recomended Reading!
master_trainer_mike says, "thanks for the kudos :) There are many more articles on the way."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from phoenixaudubon:What divides the West Coast and East Coast for their respective STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure what yo mean, the actuals events are held on the respective coasts, but there are QT's all across North America for each STS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from dark_pokejess:what does TANSTAAFL mean?
master_trainer_mike says, "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch - Robert Heinlein. It is an anagram."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #195 from lugia_2_1986:what is the least prizes you can get in the qualifiers
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t have a complete prize breakdown yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from pocketalmonster:will any 3 of the trio be at teh Lops Angeles STSQ stop?
master_trainer_mike says, "still being worked out, someone from WOTC should make it to each 2 day event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from gymleaderphil_pojo:Will you Check and require us to write down our deck for the STS and Qualifiers? How about Random Deck Checks? It would help reduce cheating.
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be a deck verification for the STS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from scrye_fung:MTM, I hear you moan about your PS2 games all the time ... them being too hard or something ... ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I grew up on the Atari 2600, these darn graphics are so good my bifocals have trouble focusing."
master_trainer_pat says, "Atari rocks!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And with my arthritis and all...."
master_trainer_mike says, "and this gamey leg....."
master_trainer_pat says, "Berzerk was great."
master_trainer_mike says, "blag blag blah :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from charwolf:Why did they name the tournaments? They're goofy sounding...
master_trainer_mike says, "Just to give them a bit more pizzazz :)"
darkmt_mike says, "Hey! I love those names! Their Cool!"
darkmt_mike smiles.
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, they were going to call Neo 2 ...Neo 2 : MOre New Cards. Aren't you glad we stopped them?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from dark_pokejess:what happens to all the create a cards if they arent posted on the site? (i made Rabid Mewtwo)
master_trainer_mike says, "We keep them all in tall boxes so they can fall on us during the next quake ....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from unown_master:If a judge of a match were to make a wrong ruling that influenced the match, and then realised later, what should they do?
master_trainer_mike says, "That entirely depends on the situation, no overall answer here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #210 from lugia_2_1986:can we get this chat program for free for our own website
master_trainer_mike says, "I don't think so, not sure though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #209 from dark_pokejess:do u have to have an actual card outside of battle if u use a japanese card? or can it be a good photocopy. im thinkin it can be a photocopy, cause if i had a copy of a card to use for translation, i would have used it in my deck!
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you do have to have one. A copy will not do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from pocketalmonster:why do you have to keep promo info. shrowded in secrecy? or is that shrowded in screcy too?
master_trainer_mike says, "things can chnage, we don;t tell you until we absolutely knwo something to be sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from kirbycopies:If you do Mega Drain with Erika's Vileplume you remove the damage after you apply powers correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from unown_master:In your oppinion, which Articuno is best in a Raindance deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like the promo Articuno MUCH MORE>"
master_trainer_pat says, "The promo from the second movie"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from chaos_planeswalker:in your opinion whats your favorite archetype deck>
master_trainer_mike says, "Any deck that uses evolutions......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from kirbycopies:Scenerio. You have a Ditto againts an Erika's Vilplume. Your Ditto has 50 damage on it. You do Mega Drain. What do you do first remove the counters from the Ditto or do you apply the Erika's Vileplume Pollen Defence power to see if your confused. If y
master_trainer_mike says, "The damage counters aren't removed until the very ened of combat (all other effects form attacks happen after EVERYTHING else is done first)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #222 from dark_pokejess:what do u think about promo entei?
master_trainer_pat says, "I've written an article about it for the Pokemon section of our website...to summarize, it' looks great...it's just not great for gameplay."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from earthbound410:Any plans for events that give away cash prizes instead of product, like a Pokemon Pro Tour perhaps?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, never......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from chaos_planeswalker:what are the STS prizes and Dark MTM you rock bro ROCKETS LIVE ON!
master_trainer_mike says, "the excat prizes haven't been announced yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #223 from chysamere:We do not have Maple Bars in Australia. We DO have donuts in Australia. Therefore, a Maple Bar is not a donut!
master_trainer_mike says, "Right on!!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Thank you very much!"
darkmt_mike says, "Your arree soooowrong!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Maple Bars are NOT donuts!! Booyah!!"
darkmt_mike says, "GRRRRR!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from purity1:who was pointing the laser site at poor dmtm when he was talking about pokemon x?
master_trainer_mike says, "That was me to make sure he behaved."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #233 from dark_pokejess:so there is no minimum amount of badges to enter?
master_trainer_pat says, "no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #234 from lugia_401:do you people know if there is going to be a cadadian STS ?!?!?! !i!i!i!i!
master_trainer_pat says, "There will not be."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #235 from pocketalmonster:by this time of last year have you heard about something about teh TMB?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #231 from phoenixaudubon:So then, has Ditto become the equivalent of Vesuvian Doppelganger?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah it has........."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from bater:Is there any chance of their being a new super-secret card (like Dark Raichu?)
master_trainer_mike says, "not lilely"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #241 from dugtrio1951:How many decks can you use throughout the Qualifiers? Just one, or as many as you'd like?
master_trainer_mike says, "oe each time you enter"
master_trainer_mike says, "one"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from magmar2000:Was the Space Weedle made to sway in an Earthquake? And how long did it take for visitors on the top to get down? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from jay_lv99:I've heard 3 or 4 different dates for neo2s release, what's the official release date?
master_trainer_mike says, "there is NO official release date....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #246 from marril2000:will there be another phone a head for the ECSTS2 like last time
master_trainer_pat says, "yes. you can fone a hed"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from kirbycopies:Am I right that if you have one metal Energy attached to Chansey and I do Double Edge that I will recieve 70 damage and do 70. My friend had a problem with this. Thank
master_trainer_mike says, "It will do 70m and only receive 60, there are two effects on metal energy and both trigger on slef damaging attacks."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #249 from mwsmagmar:What is Gengar's Revenge?
master_trainer_pat says, "Only DMTM knows."
darkmt_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #250 from gymleaderphil_pojo:I recently attended a DCI Event (MegaCon) in Orlando, Florida and picked up some minty fresh stuff. But one of the things I got was a Gym: Heroes & Gym: Challange Themed Half Playmat. Where did you originally get these? Are they new? The only Playmats
master_trainer_mike says, "don't remeber sorry, I'll ask around"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #251 from unown_master:Please give us more Neo2 info. Will you cave in like last time if we keep on asking?
master_trainer_pat smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "We never cave in"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #252 from royalcharizard:Im confused about the 2-day structure of the STS. Which day will the actual tourney be on?
master_trainer_mike says, "there will be a full tournament on EACH day! With winners for EACH day! So 2 tournaments for you to play in!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #254 from bloodix:When is the Baby Pikachu promo coming to the league? 17th? and are you still sending the B-day Pikachu cards? because i sent in one of those forums yesterday!
master_trainer_pat says, "Not until after the movie comes out in April"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from bikabee22:Has any info poped up about the Southern Islands set coming out in the USA?Also,Recently it was said that it would be a gift set,is that accurite?and is there any set release date yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "no info yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #260 from marril2000:at the next ECSTS2, are the finals going to be on day 2
master_trainer_mike says, "no, finals held each day."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #257 from earthbound410:Who is this Steve Warner on the Wizards site? Boy, he sure can't build a decent Wigglytuff OR Sneasel deck! Soooo many Pokemon and Energy! Man, get some better writers for your site!
master_trainer_mike says, "dude, you are too harsh, Steve did a great job......."
master_trainer_mike says, "And that sort of snobby attitude is NOT in the spirit of the game my friend."
darkmaster_steve says, "I am Steve, and I never said my decks are unbeatable, however. I would think that it is a decent deck, and it has won many games, if you think your's is better, fine, it may be. This was an "EXAMPLE" deck not one to remake and play! (IE build your own decks, don't take them off the net!)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from jay_lv99:so, I heard about the meeting you guys had, are 15+ gonna play in a tourney?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes there is the Professor Oak's Revenge Tournament being held at the STS for players 15 and up!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, thanks for coming! Make sure to chekc out the message boards and read the latest info about the STS. It is at http://boards.wizards.com/pokegym in the announcements column."
master_trainer_pat says, "Talk to all later. See you next week, or on the message boards"