Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, March 15, 2001
by Team Compendium

master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody! Time for another Q and A session about the Pokemon TCG. Does everyone have some stumpers for us today?"
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike has a couple short announcements, so I'll let him jump in when he's ready..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ready freddy??"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ready."
master_trainer_mike says, "First we'd like to tell you about an upcoming set coming out later this year called Pokemon CrossTrainer. You may have heard of it known as Pokemon Tournament or even Pokemon X (from the sign of the cross), but its official name is Pokemon CrossTrainer."
master_trainer_pat says, "What do you have for us?"
master_trainer_mike says, "It will contain 1 version of all of the original 150 Pokemon in it as well as a balanced mix of Trainer cards from all of the sets up until Neo: Genesis. It will also contain approximately 30 cards that had been released in the Vending card sets in Japan."
master_trainer_mike says, "This set is made to help create a balanced game play format and can be used by itself or in combination with the Neo sets. It will also be designed for sealed deck play as well. If you've never tried it, it is another interesting way to try out your deck building skills. After it is released it will another format that can be DCI sanctioned in addition to the open environment."
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be available in boosters, theme decks, and new tournament decks. Tournament decks will contain a random mix of cards (much like Magic tournament packs) BUT will have random evolution chains in them (meaning you won't ever get a Stage 2 without the requisitie Stage 1 and basic Pokemon in that tournament deck). These are specifically made to allow sealed deck play, booster drafts, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "It won't be out until later this year so it will have no effect on any events for the upcoming East Coast STS. The format for the 3 main tournaments will be announced to the public sometime in April."
master_trainer_pat says, "Vending cards...mmmm, sounds good. Which ones, huh? huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "And next week we will tell you about our next upcomin Pokemon monument project that YOU TOO will be able to participate in. So comeo on back next wek y'hear?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Have to wait for the vending cards......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Come on, please?"
master_trainer_mike says, "bring me a donut and I'll think about it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1 from bikabee22:Hey,I was wondering when to expect the format of the ECSTS to be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "We plan on leaking it out in April."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from dimeat_:In DCI tournaments, let's say i have 3 japanese cleffa's and i'm only using 3 and i have one american, i only need to show that one american right? and still be able to play 3 japanese cleffa's?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's right, just be sure you're ready to show that english one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from firetrainer:When you attach a Metal energy to a Non-Metal Pokemon like Chansey and use attack like double-edge does Metal energy reduce the base damage that Chansey does to it self also. Example: Chansey attacks a Pokemon with double-edge and has two Metal and o
master_trainer_mike says, "Your question was cut off but Metal energy has 2 efects on it, it reduces damage done to the pokemon it is attached to, and if it is non-metal it reduces how much damage that Pokemon does."
master_trainer_mike says, "So each metal energy attached to Chansey reduces the Scrunch damage done to the other Pokemon by 10, and the damage it does to itself by 20."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #4 from paul22:At the Mall of America, please set up a trading area where Dark Master Mike has all the difficult-to obtain promos to trade for the Japese cards he likes
master_trainer_pat says, "We're not sure who will be at the Mall of America stop yet, but we all like trading for the Japanese versions of our favorites"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from bikabee22:Hi,I was wondering is there any official release date for "Pokemon X"(Or whatever its gonna be called) and/or Neo 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "No official date for Pokemon CrossTrainer yet, later on this year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from paul22:Could the mall tour include a way to trade for W-stamp Dark Charmeleon and Dark Arbok?
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike and I don't even have one of those foil-stamped D. Charmeleons...tuff to get, that's for sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from paul22:Could the mall tour include a chance to face MAster Trainers again?
master_trainer_mike says, "Some of the locations will."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from magmar2000:Ok, this question came up at a booster draft I was at last night. If a player uses Pokemon March, can their opponent evolve the Pokemon they got with the March on their next turn? There was some confusion over the 1 turn wait. Got 2nd btw. ;-)
master_trainer_pat says, "Right. Yes, you could...basically if the Pokemon began the turn in play, you may evolve it that turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from dark_pokejess:will there be better "master trainers" at the qualifiers this year? My bro was playin one last year, and he said u could retreat or use SER with full heal energy because it was a trainer card!
master_trainer_mike says, "What? Anyone that silly has been sacked....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from paul22:At the mall tour, will there be banners showing where to battle in the baby gym, dark gym, etc., and could there be enlarged cards we can take our pictures in front of?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think those will mainly be at the STS itself...some qualifiers will have side events that similar."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from pkmn43:Will there be a Tournament at the STSQ's for 15+ just no trip or will it be no offical tournament for 15+? if so boo =/
master_trainer_mike says, "Your first answer is correct. There is the Professor Oak's Revenge tournament for 15+ at the East Coast STS. There are not qualifiers for this event though, anyone can come and participate."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from firetrainer:When you attach a Metal energy to a Non-Metal Pokemon like Chansey and use attack like double-edge does Metal energy reduce the base damage that Chansey does to it self also. Example: Chansey attacks a Pokemon with double-edge and has two Metal and d
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, the damage Chancey does is reduced by 10 and the damage done to Chancey is reduced by 10, for a total of 20."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from paul22:Could we have a project at the mall tour where we could make use of our commons--such as a sculpture?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have plans for a new sculpture to be done at the East Coast STS. No plans for any Mall Stops but feel free to start up your own projects."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from lugia_2_1986:do u guys know that Calgary (Canada) there is a City Bus strike and that is making a lot of the players diffcult to get to the Pokemon Leauge, shouldn't WOTC do something about it for now?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll get right on that, ok?"
master_trainer_mike says, "errrrr............"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from pikachu89:Do you have the locations & dates/times for the STS Qualifying Tournament Tours?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet, should be up soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from the_pikagurl:Are there any new restrictions, etc on decks for the STS
master_trainer_mike says, "Some of the side events like the various gymns have them (we've posted that info on the Pokegym), the main tournaments formats have not been announced yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from sanochu64:what is the season 3 promo??? pichu???
master_trainer_pat says, "Pichu will actually be later. We can't tell you about season 3 promo yet, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from oldman_405:Good afternoon all MT's & DMT's. How does Wizards feel the month old UBB is faring for it's input, output & hit count?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are frabjuously happy! Caloo callay!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from warlockmaster:Hey guys, Akira here once again. A hot topic lately has been , Will DCI Pokemon Judge Certification become possible in the near or far future? And if you have no part in this, could you pass it along to DCI for us?
master_trainer_pat says, "No plans for that in the future. We'll mention it to them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from professormaple:All Your Base Are Belong To Us? Where did this come from? Anyone realize Jason Fox (Fox Trot Comic Strip) quoted that this past Monday? Reaction MT's?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are already bored with that. It was also in Dork Tower as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "Give to us , the bomb."
master_trainer_pat says, "It came from the internet, as many of these things do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from bigdaddysnorlax:This is a procedural question. If you use Rocket's Scyther Shadow Images, and then your opponent Attacks, using an Attack that does not do Damage, do they still need to flip?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, because it says on R. Scyther that when they _attack_ you filp a coin, not when they do damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from turbocharizard:What number is the promo Pichu?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from turbocharizard:What are promos 32, 33, and 35+?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not gonna tell ya."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from paul22:Sprout tower won't affect Ditto unless Ditto becomes a colorless, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Right!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Righto"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from borgman:If Clefairy uses Metronome against a Lugia, will it have to discard anything or need certain energies?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "Only time Lugia is useful is when your opponent plays it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from dark_pokejess:im guessin pokemon cross trainer wont have stuff like oak, ser, comp search, item finder, etc
master_trainer_mike says, "Most likely not!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from pkmn43:any Promo news?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, the latest stuff was Entei and Pichu"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from lord_gothmog0000:Why only 30 Vending cards? The set is good enough for at least 70
master_trainer_mike says, "We have already released a couple in previous sets and will probably continue to use them as extras in upcoming expansions."
master_trainer_pat says, "Getting them all out at once wasn't really our intent this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from rocketelectabuzz:Does steel energy reduce the damage for char, poison, and dark energy??
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from zapdos_6669:i have 2 cool porygons, and pokepop told me to put them in my deck, but i dont want to take them out of their wrappers, what am I to do?
master_trainer_pat says, "Trade for ones that aren't in the wrapper!?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Find japanese copies and proxy it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from unown_master:Any New promo news?
master_trainer_mike says, "That we can share??? Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from the_pikagurl:When you use Koga's Kakuna's Pokemon Power Emerge, can you use a evolution card from your hand?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you can't"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from warlockmaster:Ok, I've heard 4 different things on this, and it's getting annoying... *kil.. I mean.. KO's ditto...* If a ditto has 2 DCE attached, and you stated direct from R & D that you can SPECIFY which energy is being produced from an energy card attached to ditto, how much would those DCE do to ditto if it was facing an R. Zap? Can I say "The DCE count as 3 Electric and one... umm.. fire" and take 30?
master_trainer_mike says, "As we have stated many times, you need 3 electric for the attack itslef right? But Rocket's Zapdos says take 10 damage for each lightning energy CARD!!! In this case you only have 2 lightning energy cards attached to ditto (2 dce's providing the lightning energy) so the Ditto only takes 20."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from firetrainer:Does Metal energy reduce damage done to you when you are confused.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it does."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from samling12:do you guys know about the 3 new pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Haven't been told anything official."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from lord_gothmog0000:Will Ken Sugimori be at the ECSTS again?
master_trainer_pat says, "We haven't heard anything yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #41 from borgman:If a Defender is attached to a non-dark Pokémon who has 2 darkness energies on it, will you receive any damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you will. Defender only reduces damage from attacks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from samling12:also, do you guys use a specific, wizards-exclusive program to make your cards? how exactly DO you do it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure what yo mean, we transalte the cards already made in Japan."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from unown_master:I know what your evil plan is! You going to make the Death Char, a working model of the Death Star made of BS Charmander cards!
master_trainer_mike says, "We have no intention of using the word Death in any of our projctes. Maybe the Knocked Out Char but that is not as poetic is it?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from rocketelectabuzz:mike you said"So each metal energy attached to Chansey reduces the Scrunch damage done to the other Pokemon by 10, and the damage it does to itself by 20." does that mean if you have one steel on chansey that scrunch does 70 to the oppenent and 60 to chansey
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from oldman_405:Any dates & exact locations for the mall tour yet? I need to make vacation plans!
master_trainer_mike says, "No but we will puch them to get them up ASAP."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from sanochu64:is wizards gonna change the neo 2 beedrill at all???
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that I know of. It's pretty cool, huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be the first Chocolate Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from thundrchld:hey MTM or MTP iare you bringing your trading notebooks? I might be willing to trade mine to one of you two
master_trainer_mike says, "maaaybe"
master_trainer_pat says, "Always."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from ryachi_the_warrior:What is the rarest pokemon card so far?
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be the Oingo Boingo Super White Star Gold Flocked Weedle."
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "That's a pretty broad question. Japanese or English? Promo or regular?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from warlockmaster:Hey, think we can buy TC binders with all the compendium pages inside at ECSTS? Ooohh boy would I love to buy a nice copy of that and have it autographed by the MT's and TC ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "welcome to america, the land of shameless self promotion :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from firetrainer:Chansey has two Metal energy on it. The damage it will do go like this 80 base, base is reduce to 60 the then damage done to chansey is reduce to 20?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wrong. Base is 80-20=60 to the defending P-mon. 80-40=40 to Chancey."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from dimeat_:About the trips, can a friend that is under 14 (12) take a 16 year old friend that can't get a rid to the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "The winner of the trip can take a guardian figure. That is upo to you what that means."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from firetrainer:final total is 40 damage to Chansey 60 damage to the opponents active Pokemon. Is this right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Now ya got it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from puritys_echidna:Will we be able to find out beforehand what side events are at a mall tour stop? i live three hours away and don't want to drive if i can't do anything there
master_trainer_mike says, "We will get up contact information so you can find that out. Hope to see you all at the STS again though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from oldman_405:If a player wins a trip package on Saturday at the mall tour, can they also win one on Sunday?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
master_trainer_pat says, "They could play on both days, that's not a problem. You can't win two trips though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from bloodix:If My pokemon in cool porigon and I use texture magic and I cange the defending pokemon weakness to the same type of its resistance. What do you applie first when you attack with the same type as it weakness and resistance?
master_trainer_mike says, "Weakness is applied first, then resistance."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from soslowpoke:I bought a T-Storm gift box and it only had 1 booster in it, what can i do to replac ethose boosters?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from borgman:Does Neo Bellossom's Flower Dance only include your Pokémon, or is it also your opponets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only includes yours."
master_trainer_pat says, "In any situation like that you should immediately contact Customer Service here and see what can be done."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from warlockmaster:Are you still accepting Happy Birthday, Pikachu activities and if so, when will you stop accepting?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will keep accepting them until all the Pikachus are gone."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from borgman:Why is there only one promo for the next movie?
master_trainer_mike says, "Bush is in the White House......"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, you have noticed the economy lately right?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from tyranitar2001:Do you know if the Poke tcg league is back in buiseness around buff NY cause my friend lives around there and it shut down during season1.
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we don't. Contact the store that was holding it there"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from soslowpoke:If season 3 starts on Saturday, y cant you tell us now?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why ruin the surpise?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from rocketelectabuzz:What it the new minty fresh phrase that killed many bothans?
master_trainer_mike says, "A new dimension in snacking!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from soslowpoke:if season 3 starts on Sat. y cant you tell us the promo now? Is it gonna be delayed?
master_trainer_pat says, "I will give you this...Length of the season 3 promo pokemon is 3' 11''"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from dimeat_:erm this question will come really late but the all your base really started out 10 years ago when it was zerog wing for the genesis (?) was translated and it was rushed and came out with incorrect gramma

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from pkmn43:im begining to that that it was Caterpie who Set up us the bomb is that true? and if so Were any weedle harmed?
master_trainer_mike says, "We got signal......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from unown_master:I think you started all your base as a promtion for your secret, and very evil project - Base Set 3!
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm no..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes we know....both of us were early Genesis adopters. Great system"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from borgman:Are there any interesting combos with Dark Magneton?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well its Magnetic Lines attack is great against a Sneasel deck, move the Darkness energy to their benched Cleffa instead."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from pkmn43:"Swaps MTMS Donuts for Security Access" now can you tell me what the promos are? =)
master_trainer_mike says, "Ya know, I don;t see any donuts in front of me........."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok, here you go...wait you don't look like DMTM!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from tyranitar2001:Say a steelix is poisoned and it has 1 steel energy on it. Would it still take the poison damege or would it not because the steel energy takes away 10 damege from all attacks.
master_trainer_pat says, "It will still take the poison damage because poison says: place a damage counter on that Pokemon at the end of the turn."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from puritys_echidna:I can't beleive you've gone this far without the word and phrase of the week! what are they? Inquiring minds want to know...

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from dark_pokejess:quote/saying of the day?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, the word of the week is apple-cheeked: : having cheeks the color of red apples"
master_trainer_pat says, "Pikachu was once applecheeked."
master_trainer_mike says, "And the quote is "A new dimension in snacking" which has all sorts of odd connotations."
master_trainer_pat says, "No offense Pika-buddy."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can combine our phrases and make your own fun sentences."
master_trainer_mike says, "Like Many bothans died, that are crunchy in milk, tatsle jut like chicken and are a new dimension in snacking."
master_trainer_mike says, "See?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Gritty Kitty is a new dimension in snacking my applecheeked friend!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from zapdos24:I'm guessing you'll be replacing such cards as Electabuzz and Wigglytuff with the Vending Machine Versions.
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from unown_master:Will the vending cards have different art?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from bikabee22:Please tell me you guys at WOTC are gonna change the Pokemon Power on Igglybuff when Neo 2 comes out?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know what the original power was, but we know the one that's on the card now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from rocketelectabuzz:this pokemon cross trainer set is just another way to try and gove us our sanity back and it is not happening we are just fine with our traps and RSAs...
master_trainer_mike says, "ok, did you hear that Pat, no sanity goven."
master_trainer_pat says, "uh...thaknds"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from borgman:Will you eventually release all the vending cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from tyranitar2001:Is there ever gonna be a STS in NY state?
master_trainer_mike says, "probably for the Weast Coast STS."
master_trainer_mike says, "oops"
master_trainer_pat says, "not an STS Mike, but there will be a qualifier there for the West STS we think."
darkmaster_steve says, "And he calls himself a master...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from lord_gothmog0000:Do you think we will end up getting most of the Vending set, then?
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from bloodix:I sent the Habby Birthday Pikachu sheet last wensday. When do think Ill get the Card mailed back to me?
master_trainer_mike says, "usually takes 4-6 weeks."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from firetrainer:Does Metal reduce attack damage that you do to your self? eg confusion.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from lord_gothmog0000:Given how you answered my first question, will Neo Discovery have Non-Holo versions of the Holos, or will you fill the set up with Vending? Please say the Vending one is true. :)
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from zapdos24:You released Vending Machine cards in previous sets? Which ones?
master_trainer_pat says, "Max Revive...and I think Master Ball, can anyone confirm?"
master_trainer_mike says, "The truth is out there...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from borgman:When you retreat, are Char counters removed?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from lord_gothmog0000:Will the Tournaments at the ECSTS run concurrent to the timed events elsewhere this time, or will that be changed>
master_trainer_pat says, "I think they'll be running all day...plus there's two days so you can do what you like each day."
master_trainer_mike says, "double your pleasure, couble your fun, with double mintTY fresh double mint gum!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from tyranitar2001:Could you use rainbow energy as a metal or darkness energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you just don't get the extra effects of those energy cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from lord_gothmog0000:Any news on the Arcanine De Triumph?
master_trainer_mike says, "still only a possibility"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from borgman:Are any cards broken?
master_trainer_mike says, "why did you drop any?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #97 from zapdos24:Can you give us a rought estimate when you'll get the Mall Tour Schedule up?
master_trainer_pat says, "Next 4 weeks. You wanted rough."
master_trainer_mike says, "no, they keep promising us and we will go ask after the chat"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from borgman:If you use Pichu's Zzzap and attach a defender, will you get damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Pichu doesn't take damage from Zzzap, is that what you're implying?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from soslowpoke:is it true that some neo:discovery cards were accidentally placed in genesis boosters?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from tyranitar2001:Is Scizor gonna be in neo2 or what? I want him bad!
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe....."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from thundrchld:ok let me rephrase my q.. u bring ur trade notes to the STS i have a dark charmeleon and i may trade it to one of you
master_trainer_mike says, "okay-day :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from bigdaddysnorlax:Since when does Chansey's Scrunch do Damage?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from pokesensei:Uhh...Mike,Scrunch doesn`t DO damage.It prevents it! :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh and I suppose NONE of you ever make any mistakes huh?????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from lord_gothmog0000:Do you think Reverse Foil Charizard and/or the rest of the Neo 2 Promo Binder card will make it to print here?
master_trainer_pat says, "They have not let us know that yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from unown_master:Heres an Idea - Buy the Imakuni? cards, then give them out as promos...
master_trainer_mike says, "Ima who??"
master_trainer_mike )

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from borgman:If you play a trainer with Slowking in play, do you put the card on top of the deck no matter what?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you don't."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from dark_pokejess:lets say my brother wins 2 times at a qualifier. that makes 4 tickets (hes 9). could i use a ticket?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope. You can't win the trip tickets twice."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from moltres2k:What are your plans for neo 2 release
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm, hope it does well??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from dimeat_:Q #56 , a LEGAL guardian figure? cause i'm just a friend, providing their parnets and my parents let me of course but we wouldnt have to be a legal guardian?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from lord_gothmog0000:Will the person who played Imposter Professor Oak on the Qualifier Tour last year be around this year too?
master_trainer_mike says, "that is entirely up to the parents and whether they would give iy legal guardianship, not anything we can help you with"
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from moltres2k:will we see a neo 2 binder ???
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from lord_gothmog0000:If you win twice at a qualifier, can you give the second trip to a friend, or otherwise what happens to it?
master_trainer_mike says, "You CAN'T WINT the trip twice, period."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from samling12:OK, the three new pokemon are Kakureon (a chameleon), Whail (unofficial english name we made up) which looks like an evolution of quilfish, and Luri Luri, which is definately related to marril in some way
master_trainer_mike says, "ok thanks"
master_trainer_mike says, "LURI LURI"
master_trainer_mike says, "OH NO"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE GOTTA GO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "LURI LURI"
master_trainer_mike says, "he ehee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #119 from nintenfreak_junior:It may be too late for me to ask, but have you revealed the next leauge Promo yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "I just revealed his length which is 3' 11''"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from lord_gothmog0000:Is the Southern Islands Gift Binder Whatever Box Set Thing really going to be made? That Onix makes Steelix extra-specially-evil. x_x
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, no further details as of yet though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from moltres2k:When Will We See NEO 2 ???
master_trainer_pat says, "When it comes out later this year."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from unown_master:I don't like suprise. Whats the promo

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from magmar2000:What is up with Season 3's promo? I have seen no auctions for a new promo yet, and my local league hadn't got in their promos yet... Ths suspense is killing me. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "You just have to wait and see :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from tyranitar2001:Do the STS's have age restrictions?
master_trainer_pat says, "Anyone of any age can participate in some way."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from moltres2k:Why Will you make a Base Set 3 what is the Point more money ??
master_trainer_mike says, "We are not making a base set 3, we are making Pokemon CrossTrainer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #131 from dark_pokejess:whats a maple bar? can i buy one in ky?
master_trainer_pat says, "Can anyone confirm or deny allegations that Kentucky does not sell Maple Bars?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from lord_gothmog0000:These are not the donuts you are looking for. Move along and tell us the new promo. 'slight of hand wave'
master_trainer_mike says, "Except that maple BARS are NOT donuts!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from oldman_405:If a trainer wins a trip package at 1 mall QT can they win another trip at another mall QT in a different city?
master_trainer_pat says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from moltres2k:I heard that the next promo is an Evil Kola is that True ??
master_trainer_mike says, "Tab used to be an evil cola....brrrrrrrr....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from soslowpoke:is season 3's promo a pokemon from gold and silver?
master_trainer_mike says, "maaaybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from unown_master:Sorry, I got cut off last time. I have a good dark magneton combo. Dark Magneton + Pokémon Trader = Whatever Pokémon you want!
master_trainer_mike says, "umm yeah, ...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #138 from lord_gothmog0000:Will the all new mew from Cross Trainer be the "Bubble" or "Lily-Pad" or the "All your base are belong to us" mew?
master_trainer_pat says, "More rumors...let's stop this one right now. There is no Mew in Cross Trainer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from soslowpoke:Has season 3's promo pokemon been in a previous set before?
master_trainer_mike says, "orange!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from magmar2000:Some Pokemon with 3' 11'' Sudowoodo, Slowpoke, Lanturn, Bayleef - any of those ring a bell? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Frogs!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #141 from borgman:Who has length 3' 11''?
master_trainer_mike says, "no comment"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from oldman_405:Was Pikachu snacking in the new dimension & got applecheeked?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from tyranitar2001:At one point in time will they ever make pokemon cards that have more than one weakness,resistence,and type? Will there ever be anymore types too? EX:chichou water/electric
master_trainer_mike says, "haven't heard of any"
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, diet RC anyone?? that is pretty darn evil"
master_trainer_pat says, "Fresca"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from moltres2k:We want the Peelable vending cards
master_trainer_mike says, "don;t think we'kk ever do that"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from moltres2k:will there be a STS in Ga ???
master_trainer_pat says, "Not this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from fav_cat:Exactly when is "ASAP" for releasing dates for the qualifiers? A week, a day, 3 weeks? Don't they start in just a few weeks?
master_trainer_mike says, "don't know, not sure what the hold up is."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #150 from lord_gothmog0000:Most of the qualifiers are in the West, so am I to assume that for the WCSTS, they will be in the good ol' east? And do you think there will 15+ qualifiers for the WCSTS? I'd like to win a trip to Southern California. Hint hint.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, for the first question. There will not be trips for 15+ for the WCSTS either."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from puritys_echidna:How many cards are in discovery.... you can tell me... i won't tell anyone else. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "tempting but......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from lugia_401:where do i find the chat transcrpits?
master_trainer_mike says, "On Team Compendium at http://pkcompendium.hypermart.net/ and on our community page"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from unown_master:You were right, Masterball is a vending card

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #155 from lord_gothmog0000:Max Revive, Masterball, and the Video Pikachu were all Vending Cards. Let's see Growlithe!
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks, you rock!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from dark_pokejess:when u evolve, are char counters gone?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #160 from lugia_401:will there be a time limit for the QT for the ECSTS and also is there any deck format?
master_trainer_pat says, "There will be a time limit as usual, but no format restrictions"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from borgman:If Togetic uses Super Metronome, do you have to discard on Flamethrower or Thunderbolt, or other discardig attacks?
master_trainer_mike says, "Metronoming effects let you ignore all costs that begin with "in order to"."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from puritys_echidna:Any thoughts of making the Goldeen Gate Bridge? you can use those Rare Goldeeons that everyone loves
master_trainer_mike says, "It has been suggested."
master_trainer_pat says, "Togetic's Super Metronome doesn't let you ignore 'in order to' requirements."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from lugia_401:I heard that some QT will ba 2 days at the same place ( in some cities) is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from moltres2k:do you think you will also make the Pokemon E-Cards for Gameboy Advance
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from lord_gothmog0000:What is the technical term for the so called "baby rule" or "baby power" or "all your base are belong to us"?
master_trainer_pat says, "baby Power."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from borgman:If you use Pichu's Zzzap and attach a defender to a Mr. Mime, will Mime get damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "No as the attached Defender will prevent the 20 damage form the Pichu's Zzzzap attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from unown_master:Is the neo2 Scyther still in the set?
master_trainer_pat says, "I hope so."
darkmt_mike says, "Can't tell!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from soslowpoke:will we see any more promos released in ways other than league, NP, and movies?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from soslowpoke:Around how many cards will Discovery have?
master_trainer_mike says, "well I can tell you that it will be a whole number"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #183 from unown_master:I'll give you thi donut if you give us Neo2 info...
master_trainer_pat says, "Boy that sounds like a real good deal. (mumbles through a mouthful of donut)"
master_trainer_pat says, "No thanks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from lugia_401:how much plane tickets does the gold invation come with? IE. 1 for me 1 for my mom and 1 for my dad
master_trainer_mike says, "the trip winners get 2 tickets, 1 for them, 1 for 1 parent or guardian."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #185 from soslowpoke:does the Neo:Discovery Xatu have a wicked pokemon power? or does it have 2 attacks?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from soslowpoke:has season 3's promo been released in Japanese?
master_trainer_mike says, "duuno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from dimeat_:Would someone be able to win a trip but they already have a ride with some other people, could they like give it to someone?
master_trainer_mike says, "we don;t know, you;'d have to read the legal text of te prize"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from blaine19054:what do you mean by the winners of the qualifers will enter
master_trainer_pat says, "Just to let you know, these kinds of issues contributed to the trips not being offered for 15+"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from oldman_405:How will an official know whether a trainer has won a trip at another mall tour QT?
master_trainer_mike says, "You know the meaning of the word fraud??"
master_trainer_pat says, "If we continue to have problems when giving out _free_ trips, we'll probably pull it completely."
master_trainer_mike says, "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch gang........"
master_trainer_pat says, "So my suggestion is just to take the free tickets and go to the STS yourself."
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't try to pull any fast ones."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from lugia_401:what is the weeks fraise?
master_trainer_mike says, "A new dimension in snacking."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #194 from unown_master:What is Pokémon CrossTrainer?
master_trainer_mike says, "First we'd like to tell you about an upcoming set coming out later this year called Pokemon CrossTrainer. You may have heard of it known as Pokemon Tournament or even Pokemon X (from the sign of the cross), but its official name is Pokemon CrossTrainer."
master_trainer_mike says, "It will contain 1 version of all of the original 150 Pokemon in it as well as a balanced mix of Trainer cards from all of the sets up until Neo: Genesis. It will also contain approximately 30 cards that had been released in the Vending card sets in Japan."
master_trainer_mike says, "This set is made to help create a balanced game play format and can be used by itself or in combination with the Neo sets. It will also be designed for sealed deck play as well. If you've never tried it, it is another interesting way to try out your deck building skills. After it is released it will another format that can be DCI sanctioned in addition to the open environment."
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be available in boosters, theme decks, and new tournament decks. Tournament decks will contain a random mix of cards (much like Magic tournament packs) BUT will have random evolution chains in them (meaning you won't ever get a Stage 2 without the requisitie Stage 1 and basic Pokemon in that tournament deck). These are specifically made to allow sealed deck play, booster drafts, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "It won't be out until later this year so it will have no effect on any events for the upcoming East Coast STS. The format for the 3 main tournaments will be announced to the public sometime in April."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #195 from lord_gothmog0000:Ignore the skeptics. Pokemon CrossTrainer is an excellent idea and will help the game in such ways as: Getting Respect from Magic Players, Broadening the Card Library, Making available Older cards, and making sealed deck and booster draft a possibiliity
master_trainer_mike says, "That is what we are hoping :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #196 from dimeat_:if we guess the right answer, will you tell us? :)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from unown_master:What type is the new Promo?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from rocketelectabuzz:is bayleef the promo his length is 3'11?ż
master_trainer_mike says, "no more hints now we mean it :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "anybody want a peanut??"
master_trainer_pat says, "If you guess it, we won't post you're answer will just nod like this..."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #197 from jumpluffnbellosom:when will neoset 3 be out?
master_trainer_mike says, "geez who knows?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from zapdos24:If you win a Prize Package at the STS Qualfier but you turn 15 after Qualfier. Do you still keep the prizes?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes you do, you could then participate in the 15+ tournament instead."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from samling12:how in the world do you think up such brilliant attacks for your cards!? And is the font u use on the cards Gill Sans 2? At the nick15.com forums, we are debating, and Gill Sans 2 seems very close. What is it?
master_trainer_mike says, "can't say :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from unown_master:You said frogs... Politoed????
master_trainer_mike says, "tadpoles????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #205 from dark_pokejess:seriously guys, whats a maple bar?
darkmt_mike says, "A DONUT!"
master_trainer_mike says, "a substandard confection that isn;t good enough to be called a donut"
darkmt_mike says, "NOOOOOO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I mean where is the hole man????"
darkmt_mike says, "NO Hole Needed"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a blob of fried dough, covered with 6 ouces of sugary maple frosting"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah!"
master_trainer_mike says, "something that apparanetly people from alaska eat a lot of....."
darkmt_mike says, "Hey!"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from jumpluffnbellosom:is it true that all unknowns will be out?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe someday"
darkmt_mike says, "unown"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #207 from lord_gothmog0000:HEY! You said in an earlier chat there would be a brand new Mew in Pokemon X!!!! BAIT AND SWITCH! Nah, I'm kidding, but you really did say that.
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, there you go. It's an example of them switching info on us. Who knows, they'll probably change their minds again."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from purity1:if there were 15+ qualifiers and i got plastic surgery and legally changed my name would that let me win 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we do retinal scanning at the tournament."
master_trainer_mike says, "that is the sort of thing that makes us leary of doing it at all, keep it up fuzzball!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from lugia_401:how do you improve your DCI rating? i have 179 wins in a row and my DCI rank never flinched! but my league doenset hold tourneys.
master_trainer_mike says, "are you playing in sanctioned events? league doesn't count"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #210 from jumpluffnbellosom:why dont they make just one set of neogeisis pokemon cards
master_trainer_mike says, "because you would have to buy 37 booster boxes to have even odds of completing the set"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from blaine19054:will there be any neo gym leader cards out
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #217 from lugia_401:for the WCSTS will there be any QT in canada and if so will they be in torontro? ( if the ECSTS QT there goes well)?
master_trainer_mike says, "there most likely will be qt's in Canada for the West Coast STS as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #221 from jumpluffnbellosom:i've seen celebi and i think it rocks
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from lugia_401:for the ECSTS will there ba any deck restrictions?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be a contructed deck format announced in April."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from jumpluffnbellosom:how come in the pokemon trading card game there are gb cards? are they real?
master_trainer_mike says, "they are not cards that we have made"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #226 from blaine19054:will any cards or decks be banded at STS
master_trainer_mike says, "banded? as in Magic?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #227 from jumpluffnbellosom:why are dark and steel energies rare?
master_trainer_pat says, "They're really good, and Metal is a holo."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from teamcompendium_02:Hey Mike, for the record our web address is www.PKCompendium.Com. The hypermart address is subject to change, but this one will always redirect to the proper site. Thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #229 from jumpluffnbellosom:is there going to be a pokemon with 3 attacks?
master_trainer_pat says, "There already is: Rocket's Mewtwo"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from dark_pokejess:why do u think 15+ers will be able to get trips to NJ easier? im 15, livin with 7 others. i cant get a job. how do u expect me to pay for a plane?
master_trainer_mike says, "why would you have to buy a plane?"
master_trainer_mike says, "just get a bus ticket, I once rode from Vermont to Florida on the bus for $35, 34 of the longest hours in my life"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #231 from lugia_401:will wizards stop printing cards after neo3? there is some roumors.
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we've heard."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from daevilzapy:Will there be an STS in canada?
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans yet"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #233 from lord_gothmog0000:So if there was an attack that didn't apply baby power, it would say "If the defending Pokemon is a Baby Pokemon, you don't have to flip for Baby Power", or something like that?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from dark_pokejess:TANSTAAFLG... im guessin that doesnt apply to people 14 and below, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "only a very few free lunches will be giev out (figuratively)"
master_trainer_mike says, "If there are, we'll soon be dea....."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from unown_master:Pokémon CrossTrainer is gonna be huge! It seems that it will be over 200 cards!
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be a big set yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #245 from dimeat_:if someone wins the trip can he take a older brother instead of the parents?
master_trainer_pat says, "Parent or Legal Guardian"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from samling12:is there a specific packaging pattern for the boosters from base set thru Gym: Heroes?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from blaine19054:how do i have DCI events at my league
master_trainer_mike says, "the league isn;t set up for that sort of thing"
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #251 from unown_master:Why is metal enerhy a holo when darkness isn't?
master_trainer_mike says, "You rememeber the Dark Weezing foil that you coldn't tell it was a foil??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #252 from purity1:fuzzball?!?!? at least i have hair.... :D
darkmt_mike says, "Yow! a direct attack on his head!"
master_trainer_mike says, "geez, I was only quoting Star Wars....bully....sniff snifff"
darkmt_mike says, "He is balding you know!"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #254 from jay_lv99:pat, in neo2 which is better, Spinarak or weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "asks DMTM how many maple bars he's had lately......"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
darkmt_mike says, "Hey!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from dark_pokejess:why do u skip questions? uve skipped 3 or 4 of mine already
master_trainer_pat says, "Spinarak"
master_trainer_mike says, "If a question is inappropriate or has already been recently answered they will get deleted."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #257 from calathon:Is it safe to say that if Pikabruce shows up with a LSSP/Brock's Ninetales deck, you'll toss him out? :p
master_trainer_mike says, "or laugh ourselves silly :)"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #259 from daevilzapy:can rainbow energy count as a steel or metal?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just Metal, but you don't get the protection effects"
master_trainer_pat says, "You can do Darkness as well."
master_trainer_pat says, "No extra effects though"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm deleting your guesses and nodding everytime I see one that is right."
master_trainer_pat says, "We've had several people get it right already."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #262 from oldman_405:MT PAT - with all of your "nods solemnly" you're not nodding off on us are you?
darkmt_mike says, "Have to wake him up sometimes."
master_trainer_mike says, "WAKE UP PAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm nodding because someone has correctly guessed the season 3 promo."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #263 from marril2000:why is there no qulifire in the NH, MA area?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm awake!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Limited budgets, there will a qualifier in the Boston area for the West Coast STS."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #267 from lugia_401:who is the other MT if some peeps were here last chat there was a nother MT ( the guy who made that so called cheap deck)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Come on give him some credit. That's Dark Apprentice Steve."
darkmt_mike says, "You who donut understand!"
master_trainer_mike says, "What a bunch of whiners.....keep in mind that we build decks for a variety of formats here, we are BORED with open unlimited play."
darkmt_mike says, "Very Bored"
darkmt_mike smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from unown_master:What sort of deck do you play?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on the format we are playing in, sometimes a Koga or Erika's deck, Blaine's Charizard deck, Misty's/Feraligatr deck, etc."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #270 from daevilzapy:if you had 2 meganiums on the bench would the energies double twice?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #272 from dark_pokejess:whats lssp?
master_trainer_mike says, "lt surges secret plan"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #276 from jay_lv99:Pat, !!!!!WAKE UP!!!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "Huh!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh I'm Up!"
darkmt_mike says, "Syre you are!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm Up...(pours orange juice on his Cheerios)"
darkmt_mike says, "Or "Sure""
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #275 from calathon:question for the compendium: Can you play 4 English cards and 4 Japanese cards that do the same thing if the name does not translate directly? Like, Brock has a different name in Japanese.
master_trainer_mike says, "No you could not, they are the same card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #277 from oldman_405:Sounds like there are tentative citys already planned for the WCSTS. True?
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Somewhat..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #278 from pikabruce:With the WHITE Ultra-Pro card sleeves you can clearly see the backs of Japanese Pokemon cards, yet a player defiantly asserted that those white sleeves could still be used because "Ultra-Pro card sleeves are DCI-approved". Your response?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you can see through the sleeve easily they are not allowed, period."
darkmt_mike says, "In sanctioned play."
master_trainer_mike says, "We do not post any questions talking about alcohol or other substances so please stop sending them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #281 from calathon:What format is popular to play at WotC?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon slapjack!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Booster Draft, When we play constructed we usually put limits on what sets we can use or numbers of trainers per deck."
darkmt_mike says, "All formats are tried."
master_trainer_mike says, "and anyone who plays senasel or wiggly just gets booed out of the room"
darkmt_mike says, "LOL"
darkmt_mike bows gracefully.
master_trainer_pat says, "Sometimes we do stuff like your deck must contain 4 different types of Pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "we also tried the "you must be taller than all of your Pokemon" format, Pat being the shortest had the hardest time"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ha"
darkmt_mike smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #282 from daevilzapy:can you use nightly garbage run on a metal or darkness energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #285 from lugia_401:will the WCSTS have some QT in the east coast IE NYC,NJ or torontro?
master_trainer_mike says, "it should"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #286 from lord_gothmog0000:Are Maple Bars a controlled substance like drugs, and that's why I can't find them?
darkmt_mike says, "They are Donuts!"
master_trainer_mike says, "or maybe most retailers realize theiur limited market appeal"
darkmt_mike says, "Hey!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #288 from unown_master:Please tell us what the promo is (Hopes he was right with Politoed)
darkmt_mike says, "Their the best!"
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #289 from marril2000:Will both the Space Weedle and the Leaning Tower of Pika be at ECSTS2? (or atleast atempt getting them there)
master_trainer_mike says, "A very serious attempt will be made to bring them there for you all to see."
master_trainer_pat says, "291"
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #293 from oldman_405:How about Wizards developing a card sleeve specifically for Pokemon. Since Pikachu is "loved" so much it could have it's picture on the back. Thoughts?
master_trainer_mike says, "due to limited budgets, we have gotten out of the peripherals field for TCGs"
master_trainer_pat says, "They've thought about doing pictures on the sleeves, but they are too to doctor so that the cards are marked for tournament play. That would be hard to check."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #294 from mad_maxx:Are you going to hold the WCSTS in the same place or some other place
master_trainer_mike says, "not sure, think at another place though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #296 from lugia_401:What was the tour in korea for??? i seen it on your websites ( guess: there is a nother tourney/event coming OTHER then the STS)
master_trainer_mike says, "we don;t keep up on the foreign events as much, sorry"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #299 from unown_master:I live in england. I won't find out what he promo is until Season 2 comes here. Please :)
master_trainer_pat says, "Season 2 promo is Cleffa."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #298 from dimeat_:are the STSQs gonna be standard?
master_trainer_mike says, "what do you mean? they will follow the dci rules and are unlimited in deck cobtrsuction."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #300 from sonofblaine:Are there any awesomely powerful cards in Neo4 that will, like change the face of pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "I have no idea"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #301 from jay_lv99:
darkmt_mike #1 who's better in neo2 spinarak, or weedle? #2 how many maple bars have you had today?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #302 from lord_gothmog0000:Will there be a black bordered foil 7th edition Arcanine in CrossTrainer?
master_trainer_pat says, "Ummm...no."
darkmt_mike says, "Not Weedle, and I have had only one today. *sniff*"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #304 from daevilzapy:whats the best basic pokémon card to use in a deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Weedle....DUUUH!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #305 from lugia_401:will there be a ECSTS-3 or a WCSTS-3 I heard that these are the last 1's because wizards dont want to spend no more is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "don;t know next years plans yet"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #306 from lord_gothmog0000:Did you have to have the STS the weekend after U2 was in town? All the best hotels are booked. :(
master_trainer_mike says, "we wanted an excuse to get their early....."
master_trainer_pat says, "We didn't plan it that way"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #308 from jay_lv99:is ecsts going to be phone in? if so what's the number?
master_trainer_mike says, "we will handle registrations over the phone again, details to come later on our web site"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #311 from magmar2000:So now that a lot of us know what the promo will be, mind telling us the # of it? :)
master_trainer_pat says, "32. There that's all your getting from me today...maybe."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #309 from unown_master:When will we get more CrossTrainer news?
master_trainer_mike says, "probably not for a few months"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #312 from jay_lv99:mike, WHAT IS UP WITH WEEDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "You must be new here......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #313 from puritys_echidna:Okay Pat... what was up with the 'Bows Gracefully' around number 181?
master_trainer_pat says, "I just clicked the wrong button by mistake."
master_trainer_pat says, "Several people guessed the Season 3 promo correctly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #310 from sonofblaine:When does the STS qualifying tour start, and do you know if it is on any site that i can go to???
master_trainer_mike says, "Starts mid April, it should get posted on our web site sopon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #314 from lugia_401:is there any QT on school days IE. monday.
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #316 from daevilzapy:will there e a set after neo 4?
master_trainer_mike says, "who knows?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #317 from oldman_405:MT Mike - read your akimbo article. Thought it had some interesting ideas in it. Just wanted to say thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "your welcome, thank you :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #318 from jay_lv99:what's cross trainer?
master_trainer_mike says, "A new set bneing made for tournament play coming out later this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #319 from lugia_401:are you goin to be givin out t-shirts and hats out at the STS and the QT
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #321 from hyperflame:If my opponent used Meganium"s Wild Growth power, do my grass energies count as doubles too ( 1 counts as 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "No. Only your opponent's"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #320 from unown_master:Can we have one more hint?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #322 from jay_lv99:mike, I'm not new but pat and darkmt mike have said spinarak is better!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "So who are you going to listen to? The guy who thinks maple bars are donuts or the guy who was the first one to do the Pokemon caht?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey, the Neo 2 Weedle is not bad either. You just asked which one was better."
master_trainer_pat says, "I had to be honest."
master_trainer_mike says, "So who are you going to listen to? The guy who thinks maple bars are donuts or the guy who was the first one to do the Pokemon caht?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey, the Neo 2 Weedle is not bad either. You just asked which one was better."
master_trainer_pat says, "I had to be honest."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #323 from lugia_401:I heard that at a QT you can nick name yourself for the STS IE. for your next battle you will face PICHUMAN (instead of your real name)
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, not that we know of."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #324 from lugia_401:If you have a pokemon team and you do have t-shirts and hats can you wear them there?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #325 from jay_lv99:did you guys know there's at least three more new pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "we've heard that yes"
master_trainer_mike says, "LURI LURI"
master_trainer_mike says, "OHHH NO"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE GOTTA GO"
master_trainer_mike says, "YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #329 from warlockmaster:Now that wait times are thinning, I'll ask my Q ;-) Since booster draft and sealed deck is mucho grande expensive for Pokemon players (Being as the majority don't have a lot of money to spend), do you think that reduced cost for the Pokemon: Crosstrainer expansion is a possibility? Also, will the new formats (draft, sealed) be DCI Sanc'd?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but you're welcome to make your own 'simulated' packs to test out booster draft with old commons and uncommons."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #333 from unown_master:Have any of you seen the trailo for the 4th Pokémon movie? It seems good.
master_trainer_mike says, "we haven't seen the 3rd one yet...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #331 from elroyhead64:Ar4e you coming out with any more binders?
master_trainer_mike says, "I don;t think so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #335 from lugia_401:If the STS is a 2 day event does that mean there is 2 days of seperate events if so can you lose one and the next day try to win again? IE. I lost 3/8 on day 1 i want to try again on day 2 (if there is a seprate tourney) and then I win 2nd place on day 2.
master_trainer_mike says, "Each days has separate tournemants ane events."
master_trainer_pat says, "Got Moo Moo Milk?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #336 from unown_master:Can you announce the promo at the end of the chat?
master_trainer_mike says, "we could but we won't"
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #340 from sonofblaine:Which is more mintyfresh: Dark type or steel type?
master_trainer_mike says, "darkness"
master_trainer_pat says, "Metal is better for regular Pokemon, Darkness has the better Pokemon to go with it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #345 from oldman_405:Someone wake up MT PAT! He's nodding again.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #342 from elroyhead64:Any other "gold bordered" cards in the works?
master_trainer_mike says, "not that we've heard"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #337 from unown_master:Why Don't Wotc release 9 card sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because we don;t own Pokemon"
master_trainer_pat says, "Purity1...I don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #349 from lugia_401:if you lose 1 battle at a QT can you still try to win a gold invation
master_trainer_mike says, "who knows, depends on your competition"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #350 from lugia_401:in a QT if you get dropped out can you still play other peeps or at side events?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #351 from lord_gothmog0000:Do birthday Pika drawings have to be baby?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, that"
master_trainer_mike says, "many of them comin in aren't"
master_trainer_pat says, "was what it was supposed to be."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #352 from sonofblaine:What happened to darkmt_mike? Has he gone off to devour another maple bar because of lack of energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "he is busy (but he does have maple icing on his face)....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #358 from daevilzapy:Why won't you answer my Japanese pack question?!?!?!?!
master_trainer_pat says, "Because we don't know much about the specifics of those packs."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #343 from lugia_401:so if it is 2 seprate events can you win both days?
master_trainer_mike says, "No you can't, if you win on day 1 you cannot take part in the main tournaments the next day, there will be lots of cool side events though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #359 from lugia_401:If you have a ecogym active and you want to retreat does the energy come back to your hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure as long as it is non-colorless"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #344 from jay_lv99:I didn't hear hints for the promo, could you repeat them?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a basic and it's 3' 11''"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #362 from samantha_129:Was an official list of QT stops announced? I just got here...
master_trainer_mike says, "the cities have been announced on the Pokegym announcements forum"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #364 from warlockmaster:Whoa, #359, mike, EcoGym only allows energy to come back if it's discarded by a Trainer, Pokemon Power, or Attack
master_trainer_mike says, "You;re right, my sugar is dropping, time to go......"
master_trainer_mike says, "here is the announcements again for you"
master_trainer_pat says, "Adios everybody. If you know what the 3rd season promo is, don't ruin it for those that don't. Ok?"
master_trainer_mike says, "we'd like to tell you about an upcoming set coming out later this year called Pokemon CrossTrainer. You may have heard of it known as Pokemon Tournament or even Pokemon X (from the sign of the cross), but its official name is Pokemon CrossTrainer."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye."
master_trainer_mike says, "It will contain 1 version of all of the original 150 Pokemon in it as well as a balanced mix of Trainer cards from all of the sets up until Neo: Genesis. It will also contain approximately 30 cards that had been released in the Vending card sets in Japan."
master_trainer_mike says, "This set is made to help create a balanced game play format and can be used by itself or in combination with the Neo sets. It will also be designed for sealed deck play as well. If you've never tried it, it is another interesting way to try out your deck building skills. After it is released it will another format that can be DCI sanctioned in addition to the open environment."
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be available in boosters, theme decks, and new tournament decks. Tournament decks will contain a random mix of cards (much like Magic tournament packs) BUT will have random evolution chains in them (meaning you won't ever get a Stage 2 without the requisitie Stage 1 and basic Pokemon in that tournament deck). These are specifically made to allow sealed deck play, booster drafts, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "It won't be out until later this year so it will have no effect on any events for the upcoming East Coast STS. The format for the 3 main tournaments will be announced to the public sometime in April."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, gotta go find some food.........need....a.....new....dimension....in snacking............"