Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, April 26, 2001
by Team Compendium (with special thanks to Magmar2000 & Echidna)


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hello!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We just had to reboot, seems someone had stuck a maple bar into the server...."
master_trainer_mike says, "Apparently the only use they really have :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So, here is some clarification for you."
master_trainer_pat says, "D'ohnuts"
darkmaster_steve says, "MEOWTH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "For clarity here are what cards are allowed in the East Coast STS main tournaments. Any cards from the Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, and Neo Genesis sets. Sneasel is banned for this format."
master_trainer_mike says, "As far as promo cards go, you can use any numbered black star promo cards, except for Birthday Pikachu and Ancient Mew. As for pre-release or foil stamped cards, they must be a card form one of the 4 allowed sets, otherwise they cannot be used. So foil stamped Brock's Vulpix is allowed, pre-release Aerodactyl is not."
master_trainer_mike says, "You CAN use basic energy from any set though (don't have to rush out and get enough Gym energy). Remember Double Colorless energy is NOT basic and so is NOT allowed in this format."
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't forget that this Rocket On format is ONLY for the main tournaments at the ESTS. The qualifiers are still unlimited format."
master_trainer_mike says, "MT Pat, DMTM, and I had a great time meeting and playing with many of you at the Seattle QT this last weekend. It's always good to have a chance to talk and play with you."
master_trainer_mike says, "I would like to ask each of though to help get the word out about the QT events for Pokemon. Let me just say that the number of people attending is being looked at and could have future implications."
master_trainer_mike says, "So tell all your friends!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "The phrase of the week shall be "Phony McRing-Ring'"
master_trainer_mike says, "Taken form the Simpsons for those of you that missed it."
master_trainer_pat says, "It just has a good sound to it.."
master_trainer_mike says, "Tell me about the loneliness of Good, He-Man. Is it equal to the loneliness of Evil?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, on with the questions......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from kakkaroto7:How would you know If I changed my deck in the ECSTS2 games? do you check our decks or something? EACH ROUND?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "First of all, that would be really slimey fo you to do....."
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT we will be having random deck checks between each round just like at Magic events."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from jbawesome:does poison get around giavonni's Machamp power? and does poison get around focus band?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, if the last 10 damage is done by Poison, Giovanni Machamp and Focus band will not trigger"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from marril2000:when will preregestration for ecsts2 start?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure, we will tell you when we know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from zapdos24:If you win a free trip, can we keep the hotel rooms but give the trip to someone else?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from sd_pokemom:Last week you told us that if our League location didn't have promo cards it was because the store wasn't paying it's bills..how is that possible since the kits are ordered COD? It was very awkward to ask your host store's owner if they're paying the
master_trainer_mike says, "That is only one of the possibilities. I talk with the league people every week. They have the supplies and will send them to any store in good standing."
master_trainer_mike says, "If your league still hasn't received them, they HAVE to call their sales rep here. There is NO real reason for a store to not have their kit materials."
master_trainer_pat says, "Also, you should be leaving the supply issue up to the stores that are running it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from pikabruce:Will attacks which place damage counters (like Life Drain) on Entei trigger the Bolt Pokemon Power?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because Bolt will only be triggered by attack damage"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from pikabruce:If Entei has a Focus Band attached, and an attack knocks out Entei, but the Focus Band flip is heads, will this trigger the Bolt Pokemon Power?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll find out on that one for you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from unown_master:*Gasps* You actualy banned a card! why did you decide to do that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because in this ONETIME format for this one FREE event we hold, Sneasel was FAR too powerful."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from kakkaroto7:Can my DCI sanctioned Tournaments choose to make "ECSTS2" Rules only?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from hi_jynx:if mistys staru uses swift on pro-mo eintei dose it go around and stop the pokemon power?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it would not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from scrye_fung:Where was Dark Master Steve in Seattle anyway last week (on the weekend)? He missed the qualifier!
darkmaster_steve says, "I was there, just couldn't stay very long,"
master_trainer_pat says, "He was there"
darkmaster_steve says, "I would have liked to be there a bit longer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from turbocharizard:When will promos 25,26, and 28 be released?
master_trainer_pat says, "Later this year through the leagues"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Werewolf?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: There."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:What?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: There wolf. There castle."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Why are you talking that way?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: I thought you wanted to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from pikabruce:On a different web site, someone asserted that it is "technically legal" to have certain cards turned downward in your deck; then you could tell by the direction of the pokeball what certain face down cards are. Your response?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are not the DCI here and neither is that other website, we can't comment on that sort of thing, as we don;t know, sorry :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from hi_jynx:are maple-bars donuts?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from jbawesome:will the prize be better this year for the sts than last year?
master_trainer_mike says, "You do realize we hold this huge event and tour for FREE right? Why does this matter?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from kis21x:1. Sabrina's Drowzee Lv. 15 use Suggestion, if opp. switch his active, can he still attack? 2. is the Holo Dark Magneton consider a Shadowless card? 3. if I use Agility, can op
master_trainer_pat says, "1. Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "2. Dunno."
master_trainer_pat says, "3. D'oh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from trovtwo:Will there be in fact a Victory Road for season 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean for Year 2? Dunno."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from trovtwo:Will any promos be given away at the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno. Why do you all keep asking for more free stuff?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from kakkaroto7:Think I will be getting my Scizor or Igglybuff's anytime soon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from magmar2000:At league on Tuesday, I saw a memo they got from WotC (I think it was a WotC Store memo) saying that Scizor will be Season 4 and Igglybuff will be season 4. Was that a mistake on WotC Store part?
master_trainer_mike says, "Scizor is Season 5, Iggly is Season 4."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from trovtwo:Will any Unkowns be released as promos?(Would kind of be a waste though eh?Since they all have the same attack.)
master_trainer_pat says, "Hold yer Horseas"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from gold_gyarados:when will surfing pikachu and flying pikachu come out in america?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sometime this year was the last info we had on those"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from trovtwo:The almighty Sneasel was to powerful eh?Would many people had used it if you didn't ban it at the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was out of balance in the format we created."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from puritys_echidna:MTM! Sensei is picking on weedle again! he said it's the lowest form on pokemon! You know that I wouldn't think that after the nice card we made you. ;) BTW, nice being back after being silenced last week.
master_trainer_mike says, "Now, don;t make me pull over and turn this chat around!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from darkaspenth:Will the Promo Hitmontop ever be an English promo soon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from warlockmaster:Somebody wanted to argue this point earlier, and I've come here to ask. Regardless of what DCI procedures or rules say, do players in DCI tourneys have to follow the Pokemon v. 4 rulebook procedure of putting down an active Pokemon and any benched Pokemon before flipping to see who goes first?
master_trainer_pat says, "e-mail the dci@wizards.com for more clarification."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from kakkaroto7:What shall be the randomized usage for The QT's and ECSTS2?
master_trainer_mike says, "same answer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from michel1be:Will one of you come to the European qualifiers ?
master_trainer_mike says, "gonna pay our way???"
master_trainer_mike says, "then SURE!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'd love to, but I don't think they have it in the budget"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from pokesensei:Hi guys!!I know the numbers going to some of the qualifiers are down,but please do tell those who are looking into this that this is to be expected.Now we mostly have the hardcore players and the kids that are still interested in the game.It will continue on,just not in those huge numbers like last year!:)
master_trainer_mike says, "We are aware of the trends and I only wanted to asdk you all to help us get the word out :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from kakkaroto7:For #35 I meant like coins or something, and what kind.
master_trainer_mike says, "again, that is a DCI issue"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from trovtwo:So what;s this week's theeme?DOughnuts,Sneasel,the President of Antartica?
master_trainer_pat says, "See if you can guess..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from gold_gyarados:where can i go to get info on my japanese cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It's alive!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Try translation guides..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from lugia_401:In your mind do you think leagues still have pichu cards left. and do you think they have some promo 3 stickers and cards left aswell if the league is quite busy 2 days a week?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea, most leagues hsould be on season 4 now which is the promo pichu as the activity card, and the Igglybuff as the point grid card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from kakkaroto7:Can I have more free stuff?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_pat says, "No free stuff for you!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from gold_gyarados:what kind of decks do you guys play?
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out our articles on the wizards website to see many of them"
master_trainer_pat says, "For this upcoming format I've been heavily testing fire decks(that's a no-brainer) and of course a Steelix deck"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from dark_hydra:if scizor is season 5 then how come our gym leader already got them and said he will be giving them out on season 4
master_trainer_mike says, "First of all, we stated last week that the wrong cards were sent out and that every league will get a letter explaining what they shoulkd do."
master_trainer_mike says, "You should normally NOT have already earned a card in the first week unless there are some shenanigans going on. It takes 250 points ot earn a card!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Phoney McRing -Ring"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from trovtwo:Has the rarity of cards(Shiny cards)been taken care of yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "what do you mean?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from trovtwo:Will there be any changes to the rulebook when neo2 is released?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from zapdos24:Can people 11-14 play in the 15+
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from kakkaroto7:Well then what did YOU use at the QT's?? Coins or Dice or what?
master_trainer_mike says, "I prefer dice myself......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Electro-flip!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from pokesensei:Mike,Ech said that Weedle is the most useless Pokemon.I told him he`s just jealous but he needs to here it from you! =)
master_trainer_mike says, "ok, both of you to your corners!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #51 from kakkaroto7:Can I use Proxies if I have a REAL English card to show?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but you can use Japanese cards if you have the English version with you"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from jbawesome:will you guys be playing in the sts?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in the maintournaments as we will be judging but we will do some pickup games as we have time."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll most likely be judging the STS..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from dark_hydra:any idea of the prizes for ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "yeah"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from trovtwo:Why is everyone concerned about prizes?Isn't beeing a super trainer enough(plus the fact they might of beaten You in the procces:))
master_trainer_mike says, "RIGHT!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from benjita:Dark Weezing attacking Weezing with Defender. Does Defender protect against both clauses in the attack (Does 20xWeezing, Does 20 to each Weezing - preventing 40 total), or the total damage (preventing 20 total)
master_trainer_pat says, "Good question, we don't know."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll check into it for you"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from zapdos24:In a DCI sanctioned tournament.What if a DCI rule contradicts a rule in the Pokemon rulebook?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's ok. The DCI rules go for DCI tournaments."
master_trainer_pat says, "Besides the Pokemon rulebook has enough problems in it already."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from hi_jynx:Our Toys R Us Pokémon League is growing BIG time! Do we have to keep the league inside the store?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is up to that league location."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from gold_gyarados:is it fun teasing us about the cards that are coming out in the future?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, we actually get tired of being asked the same thing over and over"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from benjita:If Misty's Tentacruel uses Flee, does the new active Pokémon get the status effect?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the Flee power was intended to stop other status effects from happening to M. Tentacruel"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to check whether Flee will stop Char counters or Paint counters from Smeargle"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from kakkaroto7:in response to the "no proxies" rule, isn't it the same? Or do you want us to REALLY buy the cards? I cant buy my new deck.. =/
master_trainer_pat says, "No, as long as you have a copy of the card, that is different from not having it at all."
master_trainer_mike says, "Here is the officla randomization ruling from the DCI. Any randomization method can be used (any coins, dice, etc), but you always have the opportunity to use your opponent's method as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from trovtwo:CAn you just have an official guide with official card explanations with you to play Japanese cards insted ?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid that's not acceptable."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from zapdos24:If you win a trip, and 2 of your friends win trips and 2 parents come along to supervise us, can we bring 3 friends and have 2 parents?
master_trainer_mike says, "you are allowed to bring one parent OR legal guardian for each trip. How you define that is up to you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from blaine19054:what age groups will you be judging
master_trainer_pat says, "Has not been decided yet. In the past I've worked in the 10 and under category."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from hi_jynx:Am I correct in understanding that DCI sanctioned Pokémon tournaments cannot use the 3 judge system?
master_trainer_mike says, "When you sanction a tournament, ask the coordinator if you can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from jbawesome:I was just wondering about the prizes...I really don't care about them..they are just an extra something if you get high in the STS....The real thing i'm after is trying to win at the STS....Also Why didn't you banned Murkrow?
master_trainer_mike says, "Murkrow is a good card but not out of balance like Sneasel was in this environemnt."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from benjita:Any answer about Ditto vs. Venomoth yet? (Does Ditto stay the shifted type when Venomoth retreats?)
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE! OUr next rules meeting is in 2 weeks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from gold_gyarados:i entered my dci number at the website and it said that this dci number doesn't exist in the database what is that all about?
master_trainer_mike says, "The place or tournament that you got your DCI number at probably didn't send in the information. You can email the dci@wizards.com for help."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from hi_jynx:RE: Metronome & self refrencing attacks. Clefable vs. my Brock's Rhyhorn. He metronomed my Take Down for 40 attack and tried to do an extra 10 to me because "Brock's Rhyhorn does 10 damage to itself. Please comment....
master_trainer_pat says, "If you Metronome an attack that references the the Pokemon that you copied it from replace that with the name of the Pokemon you are using to Metronome it. This is called the Pokemon Self-referencing rule"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Put . . . the candle . . . back!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from trovtwo:SO this will be a one time thing no more cards banned after this right?Ynless a Very strong card comes along later.
master_trainer_mike says, "Who knows??? Wait and see :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from theneoguy:whats the quote of the day?
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike has some great quotes today, however, the phrase of the day is"
master_trainer_pat says, "Phoney McRing-Ring"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [I]'d rather be remembered for my own small contributions to science, than because of my accidental relationship to a famous . . . coo-coo."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from kakkaroto7:So how would I get my DCI Tournament Sanctioning place thing to NOT use the ECSTS2 Rules? Just show them the stuff you told me?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well they are doing it worng. Contact dci@wizards.com and let them know and they will fix it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from trovtwo:DMTM said this was the gold year for pokemon.I don't see any gold anyware.Will we have to weait until the fall to see any gold mike?
darkmt_mike says, "I said it would be a "good" year for Pokemon. Not a Gold year!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from pokesensei:Are you going to put more Create-A-Cards on the Wizards site or just the ones that are already up?
master_trainer_mike says, "No immdiate plans for more right now."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just those for now."
master_trainer_pat says, "We may have a similar contest later."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from puritys_echidna:mtm... i think that you should know sensei is actually working with the department of agriculture to develop a deadly antiweedle spray. You can ban him at will now. ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "What is this, Celebrity Deathmatch?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from bigdaddysnorlax:The version 4 rules have been out for some time now in Theme Decks. Any idea when the complete v4 Rules will be posted on-line?
master_trainer_pat says, "To be honest...nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from metal_entei:why is there DCI rating but no DCI Judges for Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "This has been covered many times before, there are also no DCI judges for MLB, X-Men, WCW, etc. Pokemon, while getting more complex every set, is still not as detailed as Magic is at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from sd_pokemom:I don't think I've been interfering, trying to get our promos...I'm the GL and called the GL Help Line and THEY referred me to Merchant Services and the sales rep...what else am I supposed to do/not do to try to get the promos for our kids?
master_trainer_mike says, "The store that is running the league is the people that have to contact us. They are paying for it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from jbawesome:what's paint counters?
master_trainer_pat says, "They come from promo Smeargle's attacks"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from theneoguy:We have the scizor card but no grid, igg grid but no card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, once again, the worng pooint grid was sent, hold onto the Scizors, give out the Igglybuffs athat are on their way in the mail, Scizor stickers will be sent for Season 5."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from daytongl:There has been alot of talk on WizPOG that Pokemon is going to fall under the K system. Does that mean there is a Judge Certification for Pokemon is close at hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no plans for a Pokemon Judge certification."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from dark_hydra:actually Murkrow is extremly powerful in the new format. Because you banned Swith/Scoop Up ect. the only method is getting your pokemon out of the lock is double gust. And if your opponent has a Dark Plume out the you pretty much lose if the can get something weak of yours locked
master_trainer_pat says, "Actually you're wrong. You can get out of it with Warp Point, Lt Surge, Narrow Gym(w/full bench) and by evolving"
master_trainer_mike says, "Or just have your active Pokemon fight and Knock out Murkrow!! Just be careful playing those Cleffas!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Seriously, Murkrow is good, but _not_ Sneasel good."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from trovtwo:Mike, how many people actually sent in a "Weedy-like-card" for the Create-a-card ?
master_trainer_mike says, "I only saw a few....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from rai_man:on Entei promo when it does protective flame on your opponent's next turn does his pokemon attacks do damage to Entei and if so if you Gust of Wind does that bench now active pokemon take damage from an attack.
master_trainer_pat says, "I assume you mean if Entei gets benched does his previous attack protect him. I believe the answer is yes it would, but we'll have to check with R&D because we've never had a status effect like Entei's that sits on your benched Pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Pardon me boy, is this the Transylvania station?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Peasant boy: Yah, yah, track 29! Oh, can I give you a shine?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from gold_gyarados:what type of decks are the neo discovery decks going to be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from unown_master:When can Promo Eevee's Pokémon power be used? (Another league argument question)
master_trainer_mike says, "It is triggered whenever any other Pokemon in play evolves. So it can even be used if someone evolves a Muk (triggers BEFORE Muk shuts it off)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from blaine19054:does the STS award more point if you win then minor tourneys
master_trainer_pat says, "No"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from benjita:On the site, the Discovery contest says one per email per week, but the acknowledgement email says only once per e-mail. Which is right? (I don't want to keep sending if they will be DQ'd)
master_trainer_mike says, "Just keep sending once a week, you will NOT be dq'd."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from theneoguy:At my leauge we have no iggilybuff gris but no card, what should we do?
master_trainer_pat says, "We've answered this question many times now...alll will be clear soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from jbawesome:what does smeargle's attack do?
master_trainer_mike says, "get the card and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from trovtwo:Why was Scizor sent in the first place?Copyright errors,etc.?
master_trainer_mike says, "Shipping error, enough said!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from unown_master:Can you repeat the banned cards/restrictions on the new format? My computor deleted the files I ust saved them on...
master_trainer_mike says, "We;ll do the announcements again at the end of th echat"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from unown_master:If a confused Cleffa attacks itself, do I have to flip a coin to see if it does damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "No you wouldn't"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #104 from crazy_nut_man:Say I'm using Sabrina's Mr. Mime Sleight of Hand, I shuffle 3 card from my hand and into the deck. I search for 3 basic energy cards. When I'd search what happen if their isn't 3 basic energy cards. Do I only get the number of basic energy cards left?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #105 from crazy_nut_man:I'd apologize about this question but, are you still taking Create-A-Card Activity? NO, I've haven't been to the chat for over a month, so I really don't know what is going on.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we are, but you should send it in as soon as possible"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from crazy_nut_man:Is the same rule for ECSTS going to apply @ WSTS??
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from metal_entei:I have a Sabrina's Abra from Nintendo Power and it was ripped because of the glue, can I get it replaced?
master_trainer_mike says, "Contact Nintendo, its their card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from crazy_nut_man:What attack does the league promo igglybuff have?
master_trainer_pat says, "For one energy it will put the defending Pokemon to sleep."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from gold_gyarados:when you made dark raichu and ampharos were you aware that those are awesome cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well mwe doin;t design the cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from kakkaroto7:can I enter tourneys that are not my age level?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can enter tourneys for older players yes, NOT for younger players."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from rai_man:So enteis protective flame only protects the bench not entie as far as damages goes
master_trainer_pat says, "That's correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from crazy_nut_man:Re #106, have you created a new format for the WSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Even if we did, why would we confuse you and tell you about it now???"
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmt_mike says, "Always thinking"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #116 from pokesensei:RE:#88 I asked those questions a few weeks ago and you guys answered it.The rulings are in the Compendium.
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks Sensei."
master_trainer_pat says, "Right Sensei, but we'll check anyway since this is the first of this kind we've come accross"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from rai_man:i heard south island is coming out the end of this year ...for what reason is beyond me?? But are we still going to see neo 3 at the end of this year and is neo 4 in the planing ?
darkmt_mike says, "I see plan's within plan's!"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_mike says, "We have not announced any schedule for future releases yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from theneoguy:If your oponnent has a slowking on the bench and chaos gym what would you flip first?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on who controls the chaos gym."
master_trainer_pat says, "IF he controls both then he gets to decide what order you flip in."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from gold_gyarados:do you guys play gameboy?
master_trainer_mike says, "on long plane rides, yes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #120 from trovtwo:Dose Wizards have the rights to produce promos for the Pokemon for Gameboy2?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from jbawesome:will the QTs for the WCSTS be on the East? and will you be giving out a free trip for the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "most likely but nothing is finalized yet"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #125 from trovtwo:DO you know any ads,t.v. time Wizards have for(if any) the STS ?
master_trainer_pat says, "No we don't"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #123 from crazy_nut_man:What promo # is iggbybuff
master_trainer_pat says, "#36"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from daytongl:The Ditto/Venomoth thing, wouldn't that be similar to Scyther doing Swords Dance and gusted back to the bench as in the Compendium?
master_trainer_mike says, "noper, different effects, still being discussed."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from theneoguy:My oponnet controls it
master_trainer_pat says, "Then he would decide the order in which you flip"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from metal_entei:do you know the toll free nintendo # so I can get my Sabrina's Abro replace
master_trainer_mike says, "1-800-422-2602"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from kakkaroto7:Any plans for Cross Trainer? Like a date?
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing to announce yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from trovtwo:Any future reverse holos anytime soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be reverse holos in the Southern Islands set!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from magmar2000:Hey Pat, what are those Mariners now? 17-4? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"
master_trainer_pat says, "Did they win today!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "YEsterday's game was great!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from metal_entei:do I ask WOTC or Nintendo for the replacement of S.Abra
master_trainer_mike says, "It is Nintendo's card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from gold_gyarados:what is the number on flying and surfing pikachu? i know that they are coming out in season 7 and season 8
master_trainer_mike says, "WAIT AND SEE!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "geez"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What a filthy job."
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: Could be worse."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: How?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: Could be raining."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from trovtwo:Re129 Will the holos be rainbow glazed(origonal) or reversed(like Entie,Pichu?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from metal_entei:will Nintendo give out more cards for the Magazine?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, that is up to them."
master_trainer_mike says, "no more quetsions huh????"
master_trainer_pat says, "How many players are starting from scratch for their STS decks?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: Dr. Frankenstein?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Fronkensteen."
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: You're putting me on."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it's pronounced: Fronkensteen."
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: Do you also say, Froaderick?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, Frederick."
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: Well, why isn't it: Froaderick Fronkensteen?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn't. It's Frederick Fronensteen."
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: I see."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor."
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: No, it's pronounced: I-gore."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But, they told me it was Igor."
master_trainer_mike says, "Igor: Well, they were wrong then, weren't they?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from puritys_echidna:maybe you should release a new set so we'll have new cards to ask about. :)
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll just ask about the _next_ set that we're releasing then...:)"
master_trainer_mike says, "you guys are never satisfied..................."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from gold_gyarados:what gameboy games do youmplay on the long plane rides?
master_trainer_mike says, "Shanghai!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #141 from ninetales2000:Wait so which boosters do they give and does every participator get a booster?
master_trainer_pat says, "At the QT's I think it is Neo Genesis"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from metal_entei:How can we get a cool Wizards keychain that Lugia was mentioning before
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey! How come I don;t have one either??"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #144 from daytongl:Is Slowking's pokemon power cumulative, like Dodrio's Retreat Aid? And yes, I'm rebuilding from the ground up for STS
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it is...good for you."
master_trainer_mike says, "nasty !!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from purity1:a lot of people i know are doing both....reworking decks, and coming up with new ones.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yay!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #146 from magmar2000:Pat - Mariners game is on - on Kiro. I have my TV up so I can listen in. ;-)
master_trainer_pat says, "I've got the webcast up now:)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #147 from kakkaroto7:I am.. Well sort of.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from trovtwo:Any thoughts on if Wizards aquiered the rights to bar-coded pokemon cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing to say"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from gold_gyarados:i built a psychic deck
master_trainer_mike says, "COOL!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from pokesensei:Well,we need neo 2 badly Mike....:-)
master_trainer_mike says, "NEED???? You NEED air and food and water! YOu just WANT more........."
master_trainer_mike says, "heh heh"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #151 from benjita:That's Fronkenshteen! Erika's Clefairy ignores the normal rules of evolution, correct? (You can use the attack first turn to evolve a benched if heads)
master_trainer_pat says, "That's correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from michel1be:May the informations on the European Wizard's site be considered as 'official' ? (STS qualifiers for instance)
master_trainer_mike says, "geez dunno, I would contact the offices over there for details"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #153 from benjita:Does Jungle Electrode apply weakness and resistance for benched PokČmon (it doesn't say not to...)?
master_trainer_pat says, "If it doesn't say then you wouldn't apply Weakness and Resistance"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from profpoke:Did yall see pokemon-zeo's making of MTMs Card?! It looked kewl! (i tryed to make it but then i found theres so i gave up all hope =/)
master_trainer_mike says, "Very cool!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from sd_pokemom:Are any of you MTs coming to San Diego for either the WCSTS or Comic-Con Int'l in July?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will be at the WSTS, wherever it will be at. Doubt we will make the Comic Con though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from puritys_echidna:sure we're satisfied mtm.... we just don't want YOU guys to be bored on your thursday afternoons... what would you do without the comic stylings of ech and sensei, huh?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, take less aspirin??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from ninetales2000:What is the prize structure of a 2-day QT?
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t announce that sort of thing in advance but we will have trips to win on each day."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from rai_man:is the south island set the same as those in japan or is there going to be some twicking to add some balance into the sets "smiles" like maybe a space weedle
master_trainer_mike says, "Now you will just have to wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #162 from gold_gyarados:i came up with my own deck ideas and built a couple new decks
master_trainer_pat says, "great"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from aaron_the_great:I make bug/dragon decks
master_trainer_mike says, "Rock on!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from profpoke:Is make fake cards OK as long as they stay "fake"?
master_trainer_mike says, "we can't really give you any advice here. BUT make sure you NEVER try and make any money off of someone elses intellectual property or their lawyers will come a -calling."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #171 from gold_gyarados:will you sign cards at the sts?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, just not during the tournaments"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from jbawesome:when do you think the WCSTS will be? what month do you guess?
master_trainer_mike says, "later this year"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from puritys_echidna:less aspirin? thats no good... thats on of a customer service rep's four food groups!
master_trainer_mike says, "I could use less of it form the chat though (glares at the 2 goofballs!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from unown_master:Hows this for a Promo card? A Space Weedle Stadium Card *Wishes Wotc designed PKMN cards*
master_trainer_mike says, "I wish we could too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #176 from unown_master:Who designed the Dark Raichu Card
master_trainer_pat says, "Creatures, Inc of Japan"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #177 from metal_entei:can I get help set up a STS in Canada
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from ninetales2000:Since you couldn't answer my last question, let me ask this. Will everyone win a REAL prize by playing in the tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from gold_gyarados:what would happen if you let some information slip out?
master_trainer_mike says, "there wuold be no more chat"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from puritys_echidna:Goofballs? it's not nice to call mtp and dmtm goofballs
master_trainer_mike says, "geez, so funny I forgot to....what do you call that noise you make when something is ACTUALLY funy?"
master_trainer_mike says, "oh yeah"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, ";)"
master_trainer_pat says, "What me worry?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from unown_master:*Sighs* Another simple league question - Can a Fossil Hypno evolve from a TP Drowze, and Is Dark Raichu Playable? The Kids listen to you, after all, I'm just the Gym leader...
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes Hypno can evolve from any of the Drowzee's except for the Sabrina's Drowzee's (that can only evolve into Sabrina's Hypno)."
master_trainer_mike says, "And yes Dark Raichu is playable :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #186 from trovtwo:What day will Neo2 come out?Or supposed to):(.
darkmaster_steve says, "MEOWTH!! All Hail the Meowth!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh yeah, Stev'e' out of the box again..........."
master_trainer_pat says, "June 14th or 18th , unless it comes out on the 21st or before that on the 12th. If things go poorly we may see it on July 3rd or August 14th"
master_trainer_mike says, "Or unles it a tuesday at which point it wouldn;t be a monday and most likely not a thursday....."
master_trainer_pat says, "There ya go...that's all we know about it."
master_trainer_pat says, "Three moons after the rising of the second sun of Ion"
master_trainer_pat says, "..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from hi_jynx:I have heard of web sites that play TCG online, you guys know of any good ones?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, sorry :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from gold_gyarados:is there anyplace i can send deck ideas to your website?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can certainly poste them to the Pokegym forum!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #191 from aaron_the_great:What box is Steve in? I want to but some of Dark Mike's office supplies.
master_trainer_pat says, "He's in an old Amana appliance box in the corner. He likes to eat Kitty Kibbles"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from metal_entei:When will you tell us who won the Neo Discovery Contest?
master_trainer_mike says, "The end of June is what the rules say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from warrior_sneasel:What is the name for the format of the ECSTS2? Like: P15/3
master_trainer_mike says, "We call it Rocket On! (though you won;t be able to use Neo 2 Discovery as it will release too close to the event)."
master_trainer_pat says, "'Rocket On! No Sneasy McSnease-Snease"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from purity1:we've heard mtm sing when things get slow....how about an ensemble piece, with all of you?
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok Pat, let's go!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I see a little silhouette of a white guy!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thunderbolts and lightning!"
master_trainer_mike says, "VERY VERY FRIGHTENING!"
master_trainer_mike says, "errrr....................."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from benjita:re: the Blaine's ninetales ruling last week. Does that also apply to Sabrina's Gastly?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry don't know what that ruling was......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #195 from gold_gyarados:what is the pokegym forum?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's the Forum you can get to through the Pokemon section of our website."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just look for the links on the left hand side"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #196 from profpoke:Can you attach Pikachu to Brock's Ninetails (since Pikachu is an "evolution" card from Pichu)?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it would only be an evolution form if you put it on Pichu"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from daytongl:Are any of the MTMs goin gto any of the ECSTSQTs? (Tries to bribe DMTM with Cohibas and Maple Bars)
master_trainer_mike says, "most likely not, but we are trying"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from marril2000:MTM, on your next edition of Akimbo, are you going to do another master trainer creation, featuring MTP's Scyther, and DMTM's Gengar?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe at some point"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from trovtwo:MIke, sing

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from aaron_the_great:No, stop that, stop that! You won't do a song while I'm here!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from daytongl:Scaramouche, Scaramouche! Will you do the Fandango?!?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOTHING REALLY MATTERS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ANYONE CAN SEE!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NOTHING REALLY MATTERS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NOTHING"
master_trainer_mike says, "REALLY"
master_trainer_mike says, "MATTERS"
master_trainer_mike says, "TO"
master_trainer_mike says, "MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oww"
master_trainer_mike says, "heh heh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from metal_entei:can you check for me: how many people went to the Qts in Edmonton?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don;t have numbers to release yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from trovtwo:What song was that mike/Ballad of the Thursday afternoon?
master_trainer_mike says, "That was Bohemian Rhpasody for those of you young'uns :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from unown_master:Re: 194 - I missed the last chat, what Broks Ninetales ruling was that?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from benjita:re: 194. Rainbow on Blaine's Ninetales knocking it out before it removes the damage. Does it knock out Sabrina's Gastly before the HP is increased?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is some confusion over Knock out order that we need to clarify at the next rules meetings, so sorry but you'll have to wait for an official answer"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #207 from gold_gyarados:what do you think is better moo moo milk or super potion?
master_trainer_mike says, "Moo Moo is free, but Super Potion is guaranteed 40."
master_trainer_pat says, "They're both good for different decks..."
master_trainer_mike says, "In a deck where your Pokemon don;t need much energy to attack Super Potion might be better"
master_trainer_mike says, "that is up to you and your style of play!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Super Potion is better with stuff like Steelix who might have lots of cards piled up on him and no way to retreat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat thought you meant Super Scoop Up"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm thinking of Super Scoop Up sorry."
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from puritys_echidna:hey guy, if there are no more questions i challenge you to a game of cards... (shuffles and draws 7)
master_trainer_mike says, "need....more...aspirin....................................... :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #210 from talinthas:I have japanese pokemon cards, and with my limited knowledge of kanji and kana, i understand that the cards are the same as their american counterparts....is it ok to use them in tournaments?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can but you still must provide an English copy of that card for your opponent if needed"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from unown_master:If I used Scoop up on a Magmar evolved from Magby, which cards would come back to my hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only Magby, in this case the Magmar is now an evolved Pokemon and would NOT return."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #214 from pokesensei:Pure wants to know if you reall sing out loud when you are tyoping your singing Mike.
master_trainer_pat says, "He does though not too loud."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from profpoke:If Ditto uses Shift from Venomoth, how long does it stay the shifted type?
master_trainer_mike says, "This question is being debated, we will have an official answer ina few weeks"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from metal_entei:what company use to print Top Deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "We did."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #217 from hackman:Can you expand upon the events at the tour stops that people 15 and older CAN participate in? (specifically, for san jose this weekend) The page you have doesn't really help much.
master_trainer_mike says, "At all 2 day events, there is League Zone where anyone can participate and work on earning promo Jiggly and promo Dark Arbok."
master_trainer_mike says, "At the 1 day QT's there will be an open to all ages dci sanctioned tournament with prizes (but not a trip awarded)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #219 from jbawesome:what about trapper deck for the STS?They're just like haymakers...
master_trainer_pat says, "I have one word for anyone planning to play a trap deck at the STS and it has 7 e's in it and ends with a k. This attack will wreck your deck with one energy"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from kakkaroto7:I really loved that card you made MTM!
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from ash983456:Nintendo power magizine had 3 promos last year,so far this year none.Are there any plans for nintendo power to have any promos anytime soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Haven't heard of any"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from trovtwo:C'mon and Zoom Zoom zomaZOOM(you can still sing this right Mike)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yupes ubI cuban"
master_trainer_mike )

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from trovtwo:WIll NEo2 have any dark pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, wait and see?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #223 from hi_jynx:RE: 3 judge system: The three-judge system has the following restrictions: the event must have at least eight, but no more than sixteen, players. I think PokČmon tournaments have to be Modified-Swiss, and I think I read that a minimum of 17 require
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry but we don;t know that sort of thiong, contact the dci@wizards.com for answers"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from profpoke:What are some of the questions being debated in R&D?
master_trainer_mike says, "we give you the answers when we have them worked out"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #226 from gold_gyarados:why did topdeck go out?
master_trainer_mike says, "that was a corporate decision made , I dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #227 from trovtwo:Dose Hasbro get to decide if Wizards get to keep producing pokemon cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from hackman:no open to all ages tourney at 2-day stops? no tourney for all ages of any kind?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct! The 2 day stops ONLY have the qt tournaments for 14 and under and 10 and under. They have the League zones forplayers of all ages."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from mad_maxx:Is there a limit to how many promos you can get?
master_trainer_mike says, "There should be! Let everyone else have a chnace!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from dark_hydra:WHAT!! i thought we can win a free trip with all QTs that anit fair
master_trainer_mike says, "what are you talking about? Every qt has the 14 and under and 10 and other qualifying tournaments with trips being awarded, whether a 1 or 2 day event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from dark_hydra:why is there only a couple 2-day events anyway?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are CONSIDERABLY more expensive"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #233 from metal_entei:if nintendo said they don't want WOTC to produce any Pokemon cards, does that mean the Pokemon cards is over
master_trainer_mike says, "it is far more complex than that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from profpoke:I wana know what some of the debates are so I can as on the forum to get the "people"'s opiion. All i got so fur is Dittomoth... (is this something your not allowed to tell me/us?)
master_trainer_mike says, "it is not for the peoples opinions, it is for R&D and creatures to determione the answers"
master_trainer_pat says, "These are ruling questions and they simply need to be answered"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #237 from jbawesome:why did wizards not give out free trips to the sts for 15 and up?
master_trainer_pat says, "The trip prizes are only for 10 and under and 11-14 age groups"
darkmaster_steve says, "MT Mike, Meowth ate all my candy again!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "that's what you get for dealing with a talking cat!"
master_trainer_mike says, "now a hairy bug Pokemon would NEVER do that!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #240 from profpoke:At the 2 day QT's will there be no tourney for the 15+ group? Im closest to a 2 day stop but I was looking forward to playing the game =/
master_trainer_pat says, "There is not a 15 and up tournament, though you can play in the league zones."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #241 from hackman:now i wish that san jose had a 1-day qual... any chance that they may have extra prizes and decide to hold one impromptu? :-D
master_trainer_pat says, "No. Have you checked our event locator for other events in your area?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from gold_gyarados:have you herd of pojo.com?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from daytongl:How are the judges for the STS selected? or is that one of the sneaky-peekie things?
master_trainer_mike says, "not for us to say"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth deicdes!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #245 from gold_gyarados:dark trainer steve may i send you some meowth cards?
darkmaster_steve says, "SURE! I love meowth cards!!!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Of course that means I have to build something, but Meowth will help!"
master_trainer_mike says, "If you all send Steve your extra Meowth cards he will have to BUILD something with them won't he??"
master_trainer_mike says, "This might be the test that will allow him to become a Dark Master instead of staying a Dark Apprentice!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Send them to Attention: Dark Apprentice Steve Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057"
master_trainer_mike says, "And sned along suggestions of hwat he can build with them!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(hee hee hee)"
master_trainer_mike says, "(now I can finally rest)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #252 from kakkaroto7:What if I turn 15 on the day of the QT?
master_trainer_pat says, "You won't be able to participate, sorry"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #251 from rjagan:what cards are going to be played mostly in the ESTS
master_trainer_mike says, "that is up to you!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #254 from benjita:Finally! a Grass PokČmon for my Base set Diglett! MTM's Weedle's cool!
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from hackman:yes, i really want to make the 6-hour drive all the way to socal... anyways, think they'll let me organize a tourney myself within the league zone? i'm sure others 15 and older don't want to be bored to pieces.
master_trainer_mike says, "You can't do that in our event but it isn;t that hard to sanction your own tournament"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from gold_gyarados:are you obsessed with meowth or somethin darkmaster steve
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah! It's crazy how some people get attached to their Pokemon."
darkmaster_steve says, "No, of course I am not, he just followed me home one day."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmmm"
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEEEEEEEEDLE!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEEDLE!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(weedle)"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_mike says, "{w e e d l e }"
darkmaster_steve says, "Who here thinks Meowth would whoop Weedle's hairy ......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #258 from trovtwo:Here's tyhe story....of a man named Mike....who lived with a hairy bug...his friend pat had a Scyther and Steve a Meouth...but DMTM was all alone....t'll the one dayDMTM met Gengar..and they both made some kind of maple bar shop...this is a story with no meaning whats o ever,and it hurts when I type.END

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #259 from the_mystery_thing:is there any possiblity that the GB Meowth card will go a la Cool Porygon and be released again later?
master_trainer_mike says, "haven't heard of any planbs yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #261 from magmar2000:Heh heh - make a Team Rocket hot air balloon out of them. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "THere ya go DAP Steve!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from kakkaroto7:<(:0)(o)(o)(o)(o)> (Weedle)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #266 from jbawesome:i really think you guys should try and change that 15 and up rule at qt's...do you think this will be changed for the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "doubtful"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from metal_entei:Well DMS, if you are taking about Team Rockets Meowth, than Weedle will win, but however weelde will win no matter what because of the beedrill will come after Meowth later on
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Here are the announcements again."
master_trainer_mike says, "For clarity here are what cards are allowed in the East Coast STS main tournaments. Any cards from the Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, and Neo Genesis sets. Sneasel is banned for this format."
master_trainer_mike says, "As far as promo cards go, you can use any numbered black star promo cards, except for Birthday Pikachu and Ancient Mew. As for pre-release or foil stamped cards, they must be a card form one of the 4 allowed sets, otherwise they cannot be used. So foil stamped Brock's Vulpix is allowed, pre-release Aerodactyl is not."
master_trainer_mike says, "You CAN use basic energy from any set though (don't have to rush out and get enough Gym energy). Remember Double Colorless energy is NOT basic and so is NOT allowed in this format."
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't forget that this Rocket On format is ONLY for the main tournaments at the ESTS. The qualifiers are still unlimited format."
master_trainer_mike says, "MT Pat, DMTM, and I had a great time meeting and playing with many of you at the Seattle QT this last weekend. It's always good to have a chance to talk and play with you."
master_trainer_mike says, "I would like to ask each of though to help get the word out about the QT events for Pokemon. Let me just say that the number of people attending is being looked at and could have future implications."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [I]'d rather be remembered for my own small contributions to science, than because of my accidental relationship to a famous . . . coo-coo."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #270 from profpoke:Can you use Recall on Gyrados to attack with rapid evolution and attach a Dark gyra from your deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, that's prevented by a new rule in the Neo rulebook about illegal evolutions"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #271 from daytongl:the robo-meowth with the rock'em sock'em robots fists! YEAH!
master_trainer_pat says, "OooKay..."
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #273 from toonpark:If I attack with Entei's protective flame and next turn my oponents gusts something else out which of my pokemon, if any, are protected by the effect of protective flame ?
master_trainer_pat says, "any of your benched Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #277 from oldman_405:If it's not too late my local league would be interested in holding a QT for the WC STS. Who would they need to contact to maybe set this up?
master_trainer_mike says, "That sort of thing has already been worked out, but feel free to run your own sanctioned tournaments though, the more the better!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #278 from hackman:here's one suggestion, give a huge chunk of people that otherwise wouldn't go a reason to go to qualifiers... maybe... the 15+ group?
master_trainer_mike says, "The qualifiers are primarily there to give the untested younger players a chance to experience tournament play BEFORE going to a larger event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #280 from metal_entei:don't forget "W" Misty's Psyduck can be use also
master_trainer_mike says, "Right becuse it just a foil stamped version of a legal card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #284 from chaos_planeswalker:MTM when will the reverse foil shining weedle promo be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "I can dream can't I?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #282 from puritys_echidna:i'm glad you liked your weedle mtm. :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Very kewl!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #286 from hackman:any thought to the untested older players?
master_trainer_mike says, "We sanctioned over 10,000 Pokemon tournaments last year. Go to our event locator and see what is happening in your area."
master_trainer_mike says, "In a time of extremely limited budgets we do the best we can. If we could afford more, we would do more."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of couse, we already do so much for FREE but it NEVER seems to be enough...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #291 from mad_maxx:Will you MT's be at the West Minster Mall QT?
master_trainer_mike says, "doubtful"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #292 from pokesensei:When you put an evolution card on Brock`s Ninetails,do you have the HP of Brock`s Ninetails or the evolution?
master_trainer_mike says, "The evolution."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #295 from the_mystery_thing:even just making side events a for sure at the QT's would be nice... Ech and I would have been at the Edmonton QT except that they said that they were doing no side events... but if numbers at the QT are important, make sure everybody can do something.
master_trainer_mike says, "We have been told that they should have run an open event. If they didn't, we will look into it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #296 from chaos_planeswalker:what deos the igglybuff promo do?
master_trainer_pat says, "It just puts the defending Pokemon to sleep for one energy"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #301 from chaos_planeswalker:if you give a erika's dratini a metal energy will all of the damage it recieves be reduced to zero?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, the effect of the Metal energy is done BEFORE the effect form its Pokemon power."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #302 from marril2000:are qt locations for wcsts2 being looked at? if they are, could you put in a surgestion for MA/NH?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'll pass that along."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #290 from chaos_planeswalker:are all of you going to be at the ECSTS competing?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we'll be judging"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #304 from daytongl:pats MTM on the head...there are quite a few of us that do appreciate what you folks do for us...danke
master_trainer_mike says, "(hey careful! there's only a little hair left there!!) thanks :)"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth needs a pat on the head!"
darkmaster_steve says, "He does a lot!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #306 from the_mystery_thing:any plans for canadian QTs for the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "should be, just like we have qt's for the ESTS in Canada."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #303 from mad_maxx:Why wont you be at the West Minster Mall
master_trainer_pat says, "We'd love to go to more, it's just not something we can afford to do this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #307 from chaos_planeswalker:What decks would you use in the ECSTS main event?
master_trainer_mike says, "I would start playing and testing now! There are so many possibilities!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, time to go! Thank for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hasta la vista!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Aloha!"
master_trainer_pat says, "See ya all next week..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Auf Wiedersiene!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Later!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ta!"
master_trainer_mike says, "TTFN!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ola!"