Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, April 12, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Greetings Poke-nauts! Time for another rousing edition of Pokemon Weekly World News"
master_trainer_mike says, "Howdy hi!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeee--Haww"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "My brains, his steel, and your strength, against 60 men. And, you think a little head jiggle is supposed to make me happy?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm back from Cali and ready to go."
master_trainer_mike says, "I do not mean to pry, but you don't, by any chance, happen to have six fingers on your right hand? Do you always begin conversations this way?"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I have the usual amount"
master_trainer_mike says, "Have you guys read about the STS Pokemon Bye system?? If your DCI rating is 1700 - 1799 you earn a bye past the first round, 1800- 1899 earns a bye past the first 2 rounds, and 1900+ earns a bye past the first 3 rounds of the main tournaments at the upcoming East Coast STS. Full info on our web site at http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/main.asp?x=tour2001byes"
master_trainer_mike says, "Inconceivable! You keep using that word. I do not think it means, what you think it means."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, let's go!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from chrisbo:Say Mewtwo has 1 Metal on him and is confused. Confusion does 20, but Metal reduces it by 10 (before W&R), then it is doubled to 20 (for self-weakness) and then Metal protects against 10, meaning that Mewtwo does 10 damage to itself (-30 net). Right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct -o- mundo!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from chrisbo:Scenario: Magby vs. a Ditto with 20 damage. If Magby uses "Sputter" is Ditto knocked out with 30hp, or does it revert to Ditto with 50hp when the Pokemon powers are turned off?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ditto is Knocked out as you place damage BEFORE you do any other effects of an attack (as stated in the rulebook)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from chrisbo:Does Agility prevent Rocket's Hitmonchan's Crosscounter from occurring (Agility used last turn, Crosscounter is then used this turn)? Or what if Crosscounter came first, and then Agility?
master_trainer_pat says, "Agility prevents Crosscounter if used first. If Crosscounter is done first it will still occur against a Pokemon with Agility in effect."
master_trainer_mike says, "Who came first the chicken or the egg?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from chrisbo:If I have a Koga trainer in play, and I use Koga's Weezing's "Toxic Cloud" attack, would I get to choose which poison condition to use (single or double), or does one condition take precedence over the other? (Step E or Step J of the rules?)
master_trainer_mike says, "You do not get to choose, the Koga's Trainer effect goes off first and then as previously stated, all other effects from an attack are the very last thing that happens so the Double Poison effect replaces the single Poison effect."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from metal_entei:when Entei is retreat the bench, does all effects still happen to him if some one use like a Hitmonlee's strech kick
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, they do. Unfortunately, we've found the Bolt power to be alittle tough to use effectively."
master_trainer_mike says, "See Pat's article about it on our website!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from metal_entei:is "W" Arobok and Jigllypuff only avaliable at Pokemon QT ONLY of Pokemon Leauge have them too?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct only available to be earned at the 2 day qualifiers."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from metal_entei:do you know how I can become I POKEMON DCI Judge...... (NOT MAGIC THE GATERING)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Believe it or not, there is no such thing as a _dci sanctioned_ Pokemon judge"
master_trainer_mike says, "Are you the Miracle Max who worked for the king all those years? The King's stinking son fired me, and thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut, and pour lemon juice on it?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from samantha_129:Erm...this is REALLY early, and I swear I heard it answered before, but can you have, for example, 4 Unown A and 4 Unown E in a deck, or 4 Unown of any letter?
master_trainer_mike says, "You have to wait!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from professor_lance:Which Sabrina's Gengar is better, the one in Gym Heros or the one in Gym Challenge
master_trainer_pat says, "There both good in different types of decks, I like the one with Dark Wave alittle better"
master_trainer_mike says, "You've been chasing me your entire life, only to fail now. I think that's the worst thing I've ever heard--how marvelous."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from pikabruce:(try again) STS web info says: "This STS is a two-day event, with all programs available in full on both days." Does this mean that there are two tournaments (1 Saturday, 1 Sunday) for each age group?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes there are!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from unown_master:Any Neo2 news?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from unown_master:Any Promo News?
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 #16 from puritys_echidna:Hey guys! I thought you'd like to know that the Transit Strike in Calgary is over! No more of those wretched questions. Whatever you did to end it must have worked. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't talk to us! Talk to Lugia who kept houding us about it, maybe he annoyed them instead......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from firetrainer:Metal energy does not negate the damage effect of Dark energy right. can you exsplain why so I can exsplain next time the question comes up.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, because Metal will only stop damage when the Darkness energy effect _places damage counters on_ the Pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is: "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." But, only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!""

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from metal_entei:DMTM posted a "OFFICIAL" contest in the PokeGym, whats the prize, where is the website, how do we know if we win or not?
darkmt_mike says, "I have no idea what your talking about. Sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "Am I going mad, or did the word "think" escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from bikabee22:I have a Q.If I have a Slowking active and my opponent has a Chaos Gym out and my opponent uses a trainer.What does my opponent flip for first?Thanx
master_trainer_mike says, "It depends on who controls what. So the player whose trun it is has their effects all checked for first, so the Chaos Gym check is done first in this case."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from pocketalmonster:okay i have entei active and my opponent used sputter last turn (magby) on his turn he evolves into magmar and uses smog and gets heads for poison do i flip for bolt or do i receive 20 damage....no flip?
master_trainer_pat says, "Entei's Bolt will only trigger on _attack_ damage. Which poison damage is not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from purity1:at the sts, will the new gyms (baby, metal, etc) replace the old ones or be additional?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are replacing them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from growlithe99:How do you determine if a card is "broken"?
darkmt_mike says, "I look for a small tear or rip. Or if all else fails a crushed spine!"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. Wait 'til I get going!"
master_trainer_pat says, "There isn't a mathmatical formula for doing so."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's sorta a gut thing."
master_trainer_mike says, "Have you guys read about the STS Pokemon Bye system?? If your DCI rating is 1700 - 1799 you earn a bye past the first round, 1800- 1899 earns a bye past the first 2 rounds, and 1900+ earns a bye past the first 3 rounds of the main tournaments at the upcoming East Coast STS. Full info on our web site at http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/main.asp?x=tour2001byes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from bikabee22:Any news on the ECSTS?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from indigomaster33:Pats Back!!! yaaaaaahhhhhh, so they didn't eat you?
darkmt_mike says, "SHHH! He didn't know we ate him!"
master_trainer_pat says, "uhhh, no. What did happen while I was gone?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably some local fisherman out for a pleasure cruise, at night, through eel-infested waters."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from soslowpoke:what's season 4's promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "That is not for you to know at this time!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from plasma_your_dead:When will we be able to call in and register for the STS itself not the qualifiers. What do you do if you live in Canada
darkmt_mike says, "Soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be a month before the event, near the end of May. They have phones in Canada right???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from hi_jynx:At the 2-day qualifiers, do you have to attend both days to qualify for the trip to the ECSTS?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you just get double, that's double, the chances."
master_trainer_mike says, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from schmoo:Will there be non-holo versions of holo cards in Neo: Discovery?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see!! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from metal_entei:what if I don't have a DCI rating?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's OK, you can still enter and maybe, just maybe, win the whole thing. Just like Rocky."
master_trainer_mike says, "Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that? Oh no. It's just they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #29 from pocketalmonster:were in CA were you pat?
master_trainer_pat says, "Three Rivers, CA. It rained the entire time, we even got some snow!"
master_trainer_mike says, "out for a pleasure cruise, at night, through eel-infested waters?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from psychic_phoenix:What's the word of the day, or is there one?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are doing a NEW thing!! Figured it out yet?????"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's Qoute-festival!"
darkmt_mike says, "ROUS"
master_trainer_pat says, "I mean Quote-festival!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from warlockmaster:ANY format news tonight? Pllleeassseeee?!??!
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, nope."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from plasma_your_dead:Where can I get myself a DCI rating cause my league doesn't do DCI?
master_trainer_pat says, "You have to compete in DCI tournaments like the STS to earn your rating."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from purity1:master trainer pat.....how to you explain your miraculous return from being eaten last week?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmm. Healthy eating habits..??"
master_trainer_mike says, "No more rhymes, now, I mean it! Anybody want a peanut?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from schmoo:If a Baby Pokemon is confused and you flip tails when attacking, do you flip a coin for the Baby Power to see if it takes confusion damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from pikabruce:Regarding Question #2, Magby vs. Ditto, the rules say Do Damage, then Do Other Effects, then Knock Out. So why wouldn't Ditto be alive?
master_trainer_mike says, "What the rulebook is referring to is the actual act of removing the Knocked out Pokemon. It has already been slated to be removed by thios time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from professor_lance:Do baby pokemon recive damage while its on the bench?(ex. Self-Destruck)
master_trainer_mike says, "As you wish."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, their powers are not in effect when they are benched."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's the best time to get 'em"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from psychic_phoenix:Why are you afraid of Ditto, did you mistake it for jelly on a PB&J sandwich?
master_trainer_pat says, "Unmmm...you're nutty"
master_trainer_mike says, "Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. Wait 'til I get going!"
darkmt_mike says, "PB Act 2 Scene 3"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from firetrainer:Blaine's Charlizard first attack says if Blaine's Charlizard has any fire energy on it discard all them. this attack does 20 damage plus 20 more. so one F energy do 40 all together?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes,"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from pokesensei:If my promo Entei is active and attacked with Protective Flame,does it also prevent Entei from all effects of attacks,including damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "no, it only protects the your benchec Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Are you the Miracle Max who worked for the king all those years? The King's stinking son fired me, and thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut, and pour lemon juice on it?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from schmoo:If you have Pichu active and your opponent has Ditto active, if Pichu uses Zzzap and you attack successfully, would Ditto take damage or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would because it never loses that 'Transform' Power. Make sure you read the card!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Reading the cards GOOD, not reading them , BAD!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Baaad!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from plasma_your_dead:Are the W Arbok and Jigglypuff going to be releaseed for one day events?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, only the 2 day events."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from thundrchld:what if youdon't live anywhere to close to a Qualfiier...say 6 hours is the closest one..and my dad won't take me that for just a qualifier..how will i get a stamped arbok except trading rediculous amounts for one
master_trainer_mike says, "Ya know I askewd my folks for a horse when I was a kid, and I still don;t have one..........."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from pocketalmonster:i need a date for neo2!! =D
darkmt_mike says, "I think we all have dates allready. Pat? Mike?"
master_trainer_mike says, "what?? with each other????"
darkmt_mike says, "No!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Doh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Am I going mad, or did the word "think" escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass."
darkmt_mike says, "LoL"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #46 from metal_entei:RE Q#09, than how can the STS have judges there if there are not such thing as Pokemon TCG Judge?
darkmt_mike shakes his head.
master_trainer_pat says, "There are judges, just not DCI sanctioned judges."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from thundrchld:on ur neo discovery contest.. if i send in two applications the same day with two different emails is that legal? =/
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from earthbound410:Neo Discovery will be out before the ECSTS, correcto?
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from unown_master:Whats the phrase of the day?
master_trainer_mike says, "Inconceivable! You keep using that word. I do not think it means, what you think it means."
master_trainer_pat says, "Mariners 7-2!"
master_trainer_mike says, "as if anyone cares about baseball............................"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey"
master_trainer_mike says, "FOOTBALL BUDDY!!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah Football!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from earthbound410:What's tonight's buzzword?
master_trainer_mike says, "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is: "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." But, only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!""
darkmt_mike says, "Act 2 Scene 3"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from pikabruce:If you qualify for a bye at the STS, do you get it on both Saturday and Sunday?
master_trainer_mike says, "For both days :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from spago_:are the byes for the DCI rankings in all age divisions- or just the 14- and 10-?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just the 14> and 10>"
master_trainer_mike says, "When I was your age, television was called, "books.""
master_trainer_mike says, "WRONGO!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "The byes are for ALL age groups!"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK, the Byes are for everybody. They don't tell me anything!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Scuse him folks, he was California Dreaming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "On such a winters day!!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from schmoo:Long question here. You have Entei active and the defending Pokemon is a Ditto. If you use Protective Flame on Ditto, get tails for Bolt, then Ditto attacks and you get heads for Bolt and you have no benched Pokemon and you have 1 prize left, who woul
master_trainer_mike says, "My brains, his steel, and your strength, against 60 men. And, you think a little head jiggle is supposed to make me happy?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Resolve the attack sequence. YOu're question is not too clear on how many prizes your opponent has left."
master_trainer_pat says, "It could end in a draw, if the correct circumstances exist."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from articjedi:I heard that the Japanese Slowking is different. What is the rule for Mind Games when there is an international tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "If there are japanese particpants, you play the card as it was written in japanese."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from pokesensei:If Promo Entei attacked with Protective Flame and was put on the bench during your opponents turn(Ii.e.Gust of Wind),would Entei be protected and not receive the effects and damage of attacks done to your benched Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Protective Flame references the benched Pokemon, so yes it would."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from professormaple:What will the tie breaker formula be for the 2001 ECSTS, with the inclusion of the bye system?
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean by your question?? The byes count as automatic victories (counting as 3 points)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from starmiemaster:Are DCI judges allowed to host sanctioned tournaments online?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I doubt it since there no good way to judge those tournaments fairly."
master_trainer_mike says, "You canbnot have sanctioned tournaments online."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from feralshade:Do you yet have an estimate on when promo #33 will be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from pocketalmonster:re: q. 19 he sputtered with magby last turn then attacked with smog doing 20 damage do i flip for bolt?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, read Magby."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from schmoo:If you use Elekid's Pokemon Power and the defending Pokemon is Entei, would you flip for Bolt?
master_trainer_pat says, "Elekid's power isn't an attack."
master_trainer_mike says, "Again if you read the cards......."
master_trainer_mike says, "I do not mean to pry, but you don't, by any chance, happen to have six fingers on your right hand? Do you always begin conversations this way?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from metal_entei:is the reverse holo pichu for this month or is it for next month Pokemon Leauge?
master_trainer_mike says, "Season 4."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from professor_lance:What is the most psychic pokemon card?
master_trainer_mike says, "what?????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from starmiemaster:For the Pokemon CrossTrainer Set, you said that this will have Sealed Deck products, does this mean there may be an STS where the format is Sealed Deck or CrossTrainer only? ::jumps for joy at the though::
master_trainer_mike says, "if you take a million monkeys and a million typewriters and a million years........:)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from soslowpoke:If we guess the promo right will you nod solemnly?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, the Mike's said I can't play that game anymore!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #69 from chrisbo:I lost track, does Season 4 of Pokemon League start this weekend or next?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, it's possible that different stores are off by a week or two, so it could be either"
master_trainer_mike says, "slowtyper alert!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from kis21x:will Poison triger Transparency?
master_trainer_mike says, "poison damage counter placement?? no!! But an attack that is causing Poison could....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from schmoo:What is Promo #33? Is it the Season 4 Promo or what?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from gurtman:How will the 3 byes at the STS figure into the resistance (in the case of ties) vs someone who has played and won 3 games?
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Resistance no longer exists for tie breakers, bye wins do NOT count as wins for tie breaking calculation."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from starmiemaster:So how much are Weedles going for nowadays?
master_trainer_pat says, "Much, too much"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from feralshade:Why did you distribute one season 4 promo (pichu) during season three while the other promo for 4 remains undisclosed (let alone unreleased)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because poking you with a stick is illegal......"
master_trainer_pat says, "Because it's secret!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from articjedi:I signed up for the DCI looked up my rating, it wasn't there. Why was that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Have you played in any sanctioned events???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from plasma_your_dead:Is there any list of tournaments that take place in the Toronto area that are DCI supported?
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out our event locator on our web site :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from kenvegeta:do you master trainers prefer maple bars or donuts?
master_trainer_pat says, "We prefer confections of all sorts"
darkmt_mike says, "Maple Bars Rule!"
master_trainer_mike says, "REAL Master Trainers don't eat faux pastries........"
darkmt_mike says, "Dark Masters are more real!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Kierin prefers cruellers, he doesn;t count......"
darkmt_mike says, "Yuck!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from hi_jynx:If we supply the maple donuts/bars, will you guest host our pokémon league next time your in CA?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat?"
master_trainer_mike says, "It's not that bad . . . well, I'm not saying I'd like to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely."
master_trainer_pat says, "That depends where your league is...if it happens to be in Visalia at the Toys R Us...I'll do it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from feralshade:How will DCI sanctioning a tournament alter/restrict its format?
master_trainer_mike says, "The DCI reserves the right to sanction any format they want (Pokemon Slapjack anyone??)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from pokesensei:News bulletin!This just in:Maple Bars have been scientifically proven to NOT be donuts!!!! :-) Hi guys!
darkmt_mike says, "Weird Science! Maybe!"
master_trainer_pat says, "How'd they get it in the Petri dish?"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hello Sensei!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from firetrainer:What events can I exspect for 15 and up at STS qualifier?
master_trainer_mike says, "If it is a one day event there will be a sanctioned open age tournament with prizes. If you go to a 2 day QT then there will be League activities and the opportunity to earn the Dark Arbok and Singing Jigglypuff promos."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from spago_:is standard a balanced format? *winks a DMTM*
darkmt_mike says, "What does Kierin say? Kierin?"
master_trainer_mike says, "not on your life........."
master_trainer_mike says, "Kierin says "maybe balanced on the head of a pin" if you're lucky........"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from feralshade:will Neo Discovery present any ways to get around the Baby flip (besides bench attacks)?
master_trainer_pat says, "I can't tell you yet..."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from articjedi:so as long as a baby pokemon is active, ANY attack done has to flip for the baby power?
master_trainer_mike says, "YUP!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from articjedi:What is your favorite archetype?
master_trainer_mike says, "Thread the Weedle!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Pizza"
darkmt_mike says, "All Sneasel All the timwme!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm. very small rocks"
master_trainer_mike says, "cider!"
master_trainer_mike says, "apples!"
master_trainer_mike says, "lead"
master_trainer_mike says, "churches!"
master_trainer_mike says, "a DUCK!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from bigdaddysnorlax:When Entei Attacks with protective Flame, part of the Attack is an Effect that protects the Bench. If you Opponent then Gusts Entei to the Bench, does that Effect protect him?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from hi_jynx:I got booted out of the chat and missed my answer earlier...do I have to attend both days of the 2-day events to qualify for the trip to the ECSTS?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from feralshade:under Morty's challenge can your opponent gust your active pokémon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure he can, YOU just can't play any effects to change your Active."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from marril2000:will the W Arbok and Jigglypuff Promos also be released at the ECSTS2? If not, will there be a promo for the ECSTS2
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no announced plans for promos at the ESTS."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from schmoo:From #42, I was asking because the Ditto would be a Pichu at the moment so I wasn't sure if it would still have it's power. Thought you'd like to know.
master_trainer_pat says, "It says right on Ditto that Ditto always has this power."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from the_mystery_thing:I have Entei active, and it does Protective Flame. If, on my opponent's next turn, they use a Gust of Wind and use, say, Self Destruct, does a) the new active (was benched), and b) Entei take damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "The new Active is no longer benched and not protected, the Enei IS benched and is protected."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from kenvegeta:echidna wanted to ask,master trainer mike..do you enjoy eating dittos w/ maple bars or with donuts?
master_trainer_mike says, "not funny...................."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from kakkaroto7:Will cross-trainer possibly have Vending Clefairy in it? =)
master_trainer_mike says, "Inconceivable! You keep using that word. I do not think it means, what you think it means."
master_trainer_pat says, "Possibly"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from puritys_echidna:Um... is it just me, or did you replace MTM with a cheap VCR this week? (pokes 'MTM')
darkmt_mike says, "A very cheap one."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. Wait 'til I get going!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BLLPPTHTH!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee e"
darkmt_mike says, "Act 2 Scene 4"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from unown_master:Do you tell shops when TCG Expansions are released before you announce it to the public?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah"
master_trainer_pat says, "That would stand to reason, since they need to order cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from feralshade:MTM, is this week's catch phrase a quote...it sounds familiar
master_trainer_mike says, "You've been chasing me your entire life, only to fail now. I think that's the worst thing I've ever heard--how marvelous."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from magmar2000:Add "Katobase Ichiro" to Mariners 7-2
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeah, baby!"
master_trainer_mike says, "baseball....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from metal_entei:how can I be a Pokemon TCG Judge than? *Does that sound better* ^-v-^
master_trainer_mike says, "Know the game very well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from metal_entei:if our QT is a 1 day, will the 2 promos still appear in there, if not, will they be given out in the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from starmiemaster:How will the byes be calculated at the STS when it comes to tie breaking and figuring resist values?
master_trainer_mike says, "This is not the forum for this sort of thing. Write to the dci@wizards.com if you want to know the process."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from firetrainer:So what you are saying their will be W stamp Arbok or Jigglypuff at War Room in Georgia. what will be comepeting for? I 15 and up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Look let's make this simple. If your QT is only held for 1 day, there will be an open age sanctioned event with prizes held in addition to the 10 and under and 14 and under tournaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "If your QT takes place over 2 days, there will NOT be this open age tournament but INSTEAD League activities where you willhave the opportunity to earn the Dark Arbok and the Singing Jigglypuff."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok??????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #104 from kakkaroto7:Will (keyword) you tell us what the next promos are? (36, 33, 37)
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not(keyword) permitted to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from feralshade:regarding the discovery contest, the rules state that contestants can submit 'one entry per week per email address'. However, the follow-up window after submission states 'only one entry per email address please'. Which is correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea, we'll find out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from trovtwo:Will any reverse foil cards come out?
master_trainer_pat says, "We've done one already"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from trovtwo:So nothing will be coming to us if we gey all 8 badges?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #108 from metal_entei:what your guys (MTs & DMTM) position in WOTC, what do you guys do in there?
master_trainer_mike says, "I am in a reclining position myself..........."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "My brains, his steel, and your strength, against 60 men. And, you think a little head jiggle is supposed to make me happy?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I work here in Customer Service answering your wonderful game questions all day!"
darkmt_mike says, "I'm a spelunker"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from articjedi:So in international tournaments, the Japanese version of the cards takes precedence over all other versions?
master_trainer_mike says, "ONLY if there are Japanese nationals participating!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Spelunk away!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from trovtwo:Dp you feel the Smeargle promo was a "sneak peak" at eo2?
master_trainer_mike says, "since we already know Neo 2 it didn't surpise me........"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from megamanx:how many times do you get to play in the STS Qualifiers when you go to one? I was just wondering because of the tickets that you can possibily get if you win at the Qualifier.
master_trainer_pat says, "Once you finish if you want to try again and there are still openings you can enter again."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from marril2000:if you have a bye, and you desided to use it at the ECSTS2, what if your opponent also had a bye?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is no opponent when you use a bye!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #116 from firetrainer:Wouldn't benching Entie with Gust of Wind ect. end the effect of Protective Flame?
master_trainer_mike says, "Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because Protective Flame references the benched Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from trovtwo:Do you have a web page for exactly how DCI works?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, go to our web site and look under events for the DCI."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #119 from unown_master:Could you Buzzap BS eletrode while it is the Only Pokémon in play?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you could but you automatically lose."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from hi_jynx:Where can I find a DCI sanctioned online tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "They do not exist, online tournaments CAN NOT be sanctioned."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from plasma_your_dead:When will you put up a copy of all the questions on your website?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is being done for us at Team Compendium!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from trovtwo:Mike,do you think the World trainer center will take longer to complete than the Space Weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not with all of your help at the ESTS!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from sanochu64:In the STS bye system it says the higher number rank you have the more bues you get what does that mean?
master_trainer_mike says, "The higher your DCI rating the more byes you have. That simple."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #124 from articjedi:if a charizard that has been painted grass by a smeargle, and I have a meganium on the bench, does energy burn create one fire energy or two?
master_trainer_pat says, "That question is irrelevant since the energy must be Grass to be doubled."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from professormaple:If there is a tie after the eight or nine rounds of the 2001 ECSTS, and two players have identical 7 win/1 loss records... Player A has the three byes and a lower resistance because they did not play against anyone in the first three rounds... Player B has a higher resistance because they have played three more people, thus, more resistance points... Do we go by resistance points or opponent's average winning percentage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, first we already said that this is NOT the forum for these sorts of questions. Second I already stated that RESISTANCE in tie breakers is NO LONGER DONE!"
master_trainer_mike says, "But to answer your question, if two players were 7-1 and one used 3 byes, in a tie breaking system, the player that is 7-1 WITHOUT using the byes wins the tie-breaker."
master_trainer_mike says, "Byes help and hurt at the same time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from schmoo:On the Birthday Pikachu, in the blank you put your name in, could you put more with different names. Ex. 3 with Alex in the blank and 2 with Rebecca?
master_trainer_pat says, "no"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, you _could_ but since that card isn't allowed in tournaments or leagues, you can't use it like that there."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #127 from trovtwo:When dose season 4 start?
master_trainer_mike says, "Am I going mad, or did the word "think" escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass."
master_trainer_pat says, "Soon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from starmiemaster:Can you please request to Creatures to PLEASE release a good version of Starmie!!!???!!?!
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey Weedle is first in line!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #131 from scrye_fung:Re. #67 .. the promo game. Which Mike? At last count, there were at least 20 Mikes working @ WotC ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "All of them!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from unown_master:How tall is Promo #33?
master_trainer_mike says, "all Pokemon cards are 3.5" tall :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from trovtwo:Do any reverse holo cards come out after Pichu?
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 #134 from schmoo:On the Birthday Pikachu, if you put Lt. Surge in the blank for the name, could you evolve it into Lt. Surge's Raichu or affect it with Vermillion Gym, etc?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no official rules on that card as it is not tournament legal, that would be up to you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from metal_entei:how come not much promos are in the raity symbol, a lot of them are in #s
master_trainer_pat says, "Because they're all promos and that is their promo number"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from trovtwo:Mike,will all the Unkowns be released by WOTC(including promos)?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from benjita:The first time I'm here, you're quoting my favorite movie, heh heh. DCI rankings are going to affect seeding at the STS? "As you wish"
master_trainer_mike says, "Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that? Oh no. It's just they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future."
darkmt_mike says, "Act 2 Scene 1"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes Ratings can affect byes at the STS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from feralshade:are you answering questions about discovery mechanics yet ? if so, will some of the discovery pokémon versions have alternate color types like their japanese counterparts? If not, how many reasons can you find for not answering this question?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sigh....I guess the 4783 times we have previously stated that we do NOT answer rules on unreleased cards was insufficient h,mmmm????"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from kakkaroto7:Think an energy removal deck with weedle will win?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from metal_entei:do you guys like the Ancient mew or Entei better?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think Entei looks cooler."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from puritys_echidna:NEWS BULLETIN: This just in... Sensei is wrong and Maple Bars ARE legally, scientifically, and physically considered donuts. (ok dmtm.. you can untie me now...)
master_trainer_mike says, "sigh..........................."
darkmt_mike says, "No ropes were used!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from unown_master:Whats with all the Monty Python quotes all of a sudden? *Prepares the Holy Hand Grenade*
master_trainer_mike says, "There was 1 Monty Python series of quoites and tons form another movie!!"
darkmt_mike says, "PB"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #147 from plasma_your_dead:How do you earn a DCI ranking (how many points do you earn, what point level do you start at, just please tell me all about it)
master_trainer_pat says, "You start a 1600 points and your rating fluctuates depending on the caliber of players you play an beat."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from ikendall:any plans for a UK STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "not that we have heard of yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from kakkaroto7:for morty's challenge can you do something to influence his attacks? like remove an energy on some pokemon that can now only use that attack that switches his pokemon, or use gust of wind and send out a pidgey (base)?? HI! Probably.. just wanted to know
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure what you mean, when YOU od a Challenge you must follow the rules but your opponent does NOT. So under Morty's you cannot play any attacks or effects or Trainers that changes your Active Pokemon. Your opponent is NOT under this limit."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #150 from articjedi:How do you become a DCI Judge?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right now it's a process of apprenticing under an existing Magic judge and then taking a series of written tests and trying out at a real tournament"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from kajio:Can't MTM get the lines to the Princess Bride in the right order?
darkmt_mike says, "Thats like asking rain to fall up!"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_mike says, "As you wish."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from feralshade:now that DMTM has a formidable collection of accepted archetypes, would you consider using them as PCTs in cross trainer (they're effective and parallel to the theme)? You guys would problably need to employ a gimmick though to cut the multi-holo expense...like you did with the bilingual exeggcutor.
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, thanks you dome again :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from articjedi:what are the prizes for the side events
master_trainer_mike says, "that is up to the organizer of that particulat QT."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from haggert07:when is TCG2 COMEING OUT
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno ask Nintendo"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from trovtwo:Why were the Trainer pages created anyway?Over a google people had one?They had no use at all?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because our eyes were bigger than our stomachs so to speak"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from kakkaroto7:Will we actually get the same W arbok that the chinese did??
master_trainer_mike says, "You can try to earn one yes :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #158 from feralshade:despite the demise of Topdeck, will there be any further releases of 'W' stamped cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we know of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from kakkaroto7:so if I ever see DMTM I should throw him a few maple bars? or risk getting bitten?
master_trainer_mike says, "I would recommend throwing them AT him and then running away quickly."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #160 from toonpark:How was it decided which cards (ie Rapidash, Mankey) were to be left out of base set2 when it came out ?
master_trainer_pat says, "R&D working with Creatures came up with an acceptable list."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from articjedi:is there a victory road season?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #163 from unown_master:Anther Discovery contest question. Does this count for generic E-mail addresses
master_trainer_pat says, "Whatever..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from unown_master:Will the vending Electabuzz be in CrossTrainer? That card rules!
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is: "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." But, only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from puritys_echidna:Re: International rulings: Hmm... so by your own accord then, if someone from Japan was at the STS< we'd all have to use the Original Rulings? :))
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh) this is why we don;t even like to answer these questions............................................"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #169 from articjedi:will there be a 15+ division at the next STS qualifiers?
master_trainer_pat says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from kakkaroto7:Do you think Smeargle has potential GOOD gaming play?
master_trainer_pat says, "The coin flip ruins it."
master_trainer_mike says, "If it did not involve a coin flip I would have recommended it for many trick decks, but with the flip I think it is too weak."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #171 from trovtwo:What is the exact date for Neo2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Summer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from megamanx:yeah but if you go in as many times as you want to, then how are you able to win the tickets since only 2 kids can win them in the 11-14 group?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can ONLY WIN ONCE!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "GEEZ!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #173 from kis21x:can Ditto copy opp.'s active pokémon's pokémon power?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but it will always have the Transform power"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from toonpark:What is the ruling when a Buzzapped Electrode is removed from play by an ER card and Ecogym is in play ?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Electrode is returned to your hand."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from benjita:If Ditto (w/ 50 damage) attacks Entei, and Bolt works (sending Entei to the deck), but no benched Poké. Ditto is KO'd taking last prize. Who wins?
master_trainer_pat says, "We already answered this earlier. It's a draw."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #177 from sanochu64:What is the sts format? Does there have to be one?
master_trainer_mike says, "It has not been announced yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #178 from unown_master:Can I raindance a Painted Pokémon (assuming its a water type now)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from sanochu64:Canm my pokemon league have it's own DCI tounaments?
master_trainer_mike says, "Any location can request to have a yournament sanctioned but the League is NOT a sanctioned event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from unown_master:What exactly is a 'bye'?
master_trainer_mike says, "An automatic win for a round, you do not even have to compete for that round, you just score a win."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from feralshade:a question was asked about the singularity of this movie's promo. You said entai was the most expensive promo produced--hence the lack of others. However, Ancient mew is 'holo' on both sides, has a different type of illustration, a completely different type of card design, is written in a language that most of us aren't educated enough to easily translate, and on top of that, was accompanied by three great, playable promos, playmats and prerelease holos. Is this some kind of Unown spell?
master_trainer_pat says, "You know that's just a bunch mumbo jumbo...we just made one card for this movie."
master_trainer_mike says, "You know the cards are FREE!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(greedy.....)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from benjita:(sorry about the Ditto ?s) If Ditto is painted (say F), and up against a W Poké, does Transform override the counter (until Ditto is Ditto again)?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it does not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #183 from marril2000:has wizards tried to get the rights for an American Imakuni (such as MTM and/or, MTP, and/or DMTM) yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure."
master_trainer_mike says, "The only thing so far that can override a paint counter is the Venomoth's Shift Pokemon power as it does the exact same thing...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #185 from sanochu64:My league didn't get it's season 3 badges and stickers whats up with that
master_trainer_pat says, "They need to talk to their manager to get re-supplied"
master_trainer_mike says, "We sent themn out to every store that paid for them and requested them, if a store says they never got them, they are not telling the truth....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from benjita:Venomoth painted, can he override the paint with his shift?
master_trainer_mike says, "YUP! Good catch!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #186 from articjedi:didn't they already release a decent version of weedle?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, but decent can always be better!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from trovtwo:Re127 Waht dose hippopotamic mean?
master_trainer_mike says, "Watch the Princess Bride (the secret quoted movie of the chat!! an all new feature, see if you can keep up with us each week!!)!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hippopotomac: Marine mammal that lives in a river near Washington DC, long thought to be extinct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from professormaple:Could players with high DCI rankings choose not to accept the free byes?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, they always have that option. Many Magic Tour Pro players do not use them for tie breaking purposes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from wonka:did you get my full question about Brock's Ninetails
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, it was cut off"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #190 from sanochu64:Ids the new Bedrill gonna be changed? i so WHY!!??
master_trainer_pat says, "Wait and see!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from trovtwo:Do you guys think Pokemon 4 the movie will come out to America?
master_trainer_mike says, "haven't heard yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from pikabruce:Instead of having to say your attacks in Pig Latin, how about having to say "Mother, May I?" before drawing any card (or you forfeit your draw)?
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from metal_entei:hey i'm really good at Pokemon TCG, when can I be a judge in the mall tours?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have a professional company (DSL) that is running our tours for us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from pocketalmonster:what can i do if my store is not turning in DCI sheets for tournaments>?
master_trainer_mike says, "Talk with the other players and get them all to complain. A good protest sometimes can do wonders."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from feralshade:is DCI a subsidary of WOTC or do you guys have licensing deal similar to Creatures?
master_trainer_mike says, "The DCI is us!!! WE ARE THE DCI!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #198 from sanochu64:Why are there no QT in NY & NJ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Because you can just drive to the STS and enter."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from feralshade:would you ever consider making a hybrid series or promo between magic and pokémon? It would be the greatest undertaking since the leaning tower of Pika!
master_trainer_mike says, "If we owned Pokemon you would see all SORTS of spiffy stuff!! Alas, we don't."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #200 from tyais:Assuming that Neo: Discovery will be out by the time the East STS rolls around, will it be legal for the STS or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "I would like to tell you but I can't"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from sanochu64:If Discovery is pushed back to June Hopefully in Time for STS when is Cross train gonna be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "no date sannounced yet, sorry"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from kakkaroto7:Dont you think an elekid deck vs a clefable/ditto deck would 0wn?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from megamanx:from q#172 Yeah i know that but how are you able to win one because you said you are able to go try again, is it like the first people who win in the tourney or what?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, the one day QT's are actually SWISS events and you CANNOT enter more than once (just learned theis) as there is only the one tournament."
master_trainer_mike says, "At the two day events, there will be many flights (and it is single elimination like last year). So if you get eliminated and there happens to be an opening in a later flight, you could enter it again."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #211 from toonpark:With all the grief it can cause with rulings has anyone seriously considered banning Ditto from sanctioned play ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from magmar2000:Just wondering. Will there be a limit on the promos you can get at a 2 day stop? And how will the promos be earned?
master_trainer_mike says, "Most likely (greedy again)....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #210 from coolkid_101:Will there an reprint of either Team Rocket and gym cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Some of them might be reprinted in later sets, maybe."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #212 from schmoo:If you use Piloswine's Freeze, then retreat Piloswine, is the defending Pokemon still "frozen"? It's not written on the card so you cant blame e THIS time!!! Hehehe...
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #213 from kis21x:I missed Q#173 about Ditto copying P.Power, could you say it again?
master_trainer_pat says, "It can copy it, but it will still have it's own Transform Power as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #214 from feralshade:are their any promo trainers in the works or in consideration for future production?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #215 from coolkid_101:why was was there no Double Colorless Energy in either of Gym or Neo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Because it was already in Base Set 1 and 2"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from articjedi:if venomoth is the only grass pokemon in play, can it shift to grass if it was painted fire?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes the Venomoth Shift power CAN override the effect form being painted."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #217 from kakkaroto7:Do you think Murkrow would be the best for a trap deck if it was successful in trapping?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dark Apprentice Steve has a Murkrow deck that frequently wins........"
master_trainer_pat says, "Possibly, but with the Trap you have to be able to deal with Cleffa."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from schmoo:Why is Murkrow's Feint Attack spelled with an e instead of an a?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because FEINT is the correct word to use there! LOOK IT UP! Feint, as to pretend to attack, or a false move indicating an attack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from plasma_your_dead:What are you going to do about the high amount of trainers these days (New tournament style, Specfic league rules etc...)
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #223 from metal_entei:is there a website for DSL than, or how we can contact them?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #224 from wonka:if a double colorless energy is attached to ditto, treated as, say, water, and removaled with ecogym in play, does it return to your hand?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, if it was removed by an effect or trainer caused by your opponent"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from frost_rebel:Why is there no mall tour in Canada I want one in my town London Ontario Baby!
master_trainer_mike says, "There weren't ANY QT's last year!! We gave you 3!!! GEEZ!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #226 from elroyhead64:Will the West Coast STS be held around november?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have no idea."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #228 from articjedi:can clefable use metronome if elekid is active?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from feralshade:has anything new been discussed around e-cards or will barcoded games still be limited to japan?
master_trainer_mike says, "no comprendez e-cardez??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from benjita:(stupid Ditto) If Ditto used Venomoth's shift power, and Venomoth retreats for another Pokémon, does Ditto stay as the shifted type, or the new defending Pokémon's type? "To the Pain!"
master_trainer_mike says, "you are making my head hurt....................."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from sanochu64:Hey i'm a very good pokemon gameboy player i even own the East vs West Stadium Tournament last March will there be a Video Game Section at the next STS.
master_trainer_mike says, "not sure , will find out"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #233 from kakkaroto7:If I happened to somehow win the first day in my 2 day QT would I be alloud to play, just not compete in the day 2? or not at all?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know, we'll see if we can find out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #234 from tyais:Is it legal for the Independent Tournament Organizer to charge entry fee to QTs?
master_trainer_pat says, "The 10 and under and 14 and under QT events are free, but other side events could have a fee."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from oldman_405:At the QT's how will the pairings be held? random or DCI Reporter software?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will use the DCI reporter software WHICH pairs you randomly, there is no seeding in the QT's."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #236 from feralshade:what do you think is more effectively necessary in a haymaker/sneasel variant, rainbow or recycle energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "If you use 4 Sneasels then Rainbow is a must."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from plasma_your_dead:Will you ever make any Neo Gym sets like Brock's Steelix?
master_trainer_mike says, "haven't heard of any being made in japan"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #238 from unown_master:Have you discontinued Fossil? I can't find packs anywhere
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Though many stores still have some."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from frost_rebel:I got another one Sprout Tower Does it only protect Colour less or all my friend says that Colour less is any type so you know
master_trainer_mike says, "Sprout Tower only reduces damage done by COLORLESS Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #241 from spago_:can you tell me from what sets cards from cross trainer are from? is it all of them- or just like to (something to that degree)?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #243 from sanochu64:On MR.MIME it says if the attcking pokemon does 30 damage or more to MR.MIME after appling weakness and resistance so if i had 2 plus powers would it would KO it if my pokemon did 20 damage after weaknees and resistance?
master_trainer_mike says, "You apply effects of attached Trainer cards BEFORE you check relevent Pokemon powers so the attack would do nothing."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from chrisbo:OK, I'm confused. If the 2-Day QT's are going to have multiple single-elimination flights, how are they going to decide which person gets the plane trip? Random drawing?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be a single elimination tournament amongst all the flight winners in each age category."
master_trainer_mike says, "Here is somne new information for you we just got."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you win on day 1 of a QT or win on day one of the STS, you CANNOT compete in another similar tournament for this. You can still participate in side events, league activity, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "So if you win a QT you cannot compete in another QT fo this STS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from chrisbo:Re Q216 : If Venomoth has been painted to fire, and the only pokemon in play are all fire-types, how can Venomoth shift to grass? There are no other grass-types in play!
master_trainer_mike says, "Chrisbo I'm so glad you are here to make sure that we are never allowed to be human and make a single mistake without you SHOWING US the error of our ways."
master_trainer_mike says, "I was wrong, I beg your humble forgiveness......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #251 from kirbycopies:If I use Metronome againts a Togetic and then flip a heads when I use Super Metrnome does that mean I could use one my benched pokemon attacks or does it mean my opponents?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it means that you get to use one of your oppoenent's Pokemon attacks"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #248 from schmoo:From #218, I asked because I know what Feint means, but in the video game it's Faint Attack.
master_trainer_mike says, "Remember the TCG is based on the videogame it is NOT an excact duplication of it..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #253 from blairecoolgirl:how many pok'emon are there?
master_trainer_pat says, "251, that we've seen stats for."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #254 from trovtwo:So when will the Southern islands set come out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Later this year, hopefully."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #255 from haggert07:how much damage does typhlosion flame burst do
master_trainer_pat says, "60 or 80 +20 to itself."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from kakkaroto7:if Ditto copied a ditto, what could happen? could it be a major stall game?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #257 from kis21x:can Venomoth shift into Darkness or Metal type?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it could if there was a Metal or Darkness Pokemon in play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #258 from wonka:No Removal Gym says "...discard 2 cards...in order to play...", while Mind Games says "whenver your opponent plays a trainer, you may flip a coin", so wouldn't you have to discard two cards IN ORDER TO play a trainer, then your opponent flips for mind
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #259 from kakkaroto7:Do you draw your hand untill you get a basic or do you put prizes down with the first 7? could be a major stall game too!
master_trainer_mike says, "You draw your hand until you get a basic."
master_trainer_mike says, "Then place prizes once you have a basic."
master_trainer_pat says, "Each time that you redraw your oppoent gets a chance to draw 2 cards"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from sneswhiz:Non-counter based effects like Swords Dance and Smokescreen can prematurely end if and only if the Pokémon specifically referenced in the attack is evolved, benched, or removed from play (unless otherwise specified), right?
master_trainer_mike says, "right"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #266 from plasma_your_dead:Will the next promo be the Neo 2 binder reverse-holo Charizard?
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll find out later."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #267 from sneswhiz:If Rocket's Scyther uses Shadow Images, and the opponent's Pokémon retreats, another Pokémon comes up and retreats, and the original Pokémon returns, is Shadow Images still in effect?
master_trainer_mike says, "Shadow Images ONLY references Rocket's Scytrher, so your opponent can bench all they want, the effect is still there on the Scyther."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #269 from sneswhiz:If Wooper uses Amnesia on Scyther's Slash, then Scyther retreats for another Pokémon, then that Pokémon retreats for Scyther again, can Scyther use Slash? There's a ruling in the Compendium right now that seems to contradict the general effects interpretation.
master_trainer_pat says, "Amnesia references the defending Pokemon, when that Pokemon is benched the effect ends."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #270 from sneswhiz:The current ruling for Lt. Surge's Secret Plan and the baby rule is that the player announces the attack and then flips the LSSP card to determine if it is a baby. Isn't this contradicting the rulebook, which says to flip for the baby rule before announcing which attack to use?
master_trainer_mike says, "LSSP is a badly worded and badly designed card that frequently causes all sorts of logic conundrums. You can't expect full logic in Pokemon gang, sorry to tell you this."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #271 from toonpark:Which sets are still being printed ?
master_trainer_pat says, "The ones that are still easily found for sale are:"
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo Genesis, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, Team Rocket and Base Set 2"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #273 from wonka:Goop Gas does not put to Sleep, Confuse, or Paralyze, so must evolution cards attached to Brock's Ninetails be discarded if GG is played?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #275 from sneswhiz:Are the card illustrator names American style (personal name, Family name) or Japanese style (family name, personal name)?
master_trainer_mike says, "no diea"
master_trainer_pat says, "See you all next week..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #293 from teamcompendium_02:Thanks to MT_Mike for the "props to T.C." in this week's Akimbo article.
master_trainer_pat says, "We're out of time!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You're welcome, you guys do good work!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #295 from feralshade:thanks for answering our questions.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #296 from pokesensei:Ech wants to know if you guys still love us even though we were having some fun at your guys expense? :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, I suppose a parent always loves a misbehaving child no matter how petulant they become :)"