Pokemon Chat Report - Tuesday, May 29, 2001
by Team Compendium (with very special thanks to Echidna & Magmar2000)


master_trainer_pat says, "Party on, Wayne!"
master_trainer_mike says, "errr... Party on Garth??"
master_trainer_mike says, "HE'S CHIP"
master_trainer_mike says, "IM DALE!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Here we go with another round of as the the Poke Ball turns!"
master_trainer_mike says, "errrr"
master_trainer_pat says, "Surely, you must be kiddin"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm not kidding and don't me Shirley!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok Great start...."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm afraid you have to go to the hospitol!"
master_trainer_pat says, "The hospitol, what is it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "It's a big building where sick people go, but that's not important now!"
master_trainer_mike says, "HEE HEE HEE"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, enough of thta"
master_trainer_mike says, "How about we actually start hmmm???"
master_trainer_mike says, "OR DO I HAVE TO SING???"
master_trainer_pat says, "Okey Dokey."
master_trainer_pat says, "let's start"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from indigomaster33:Can you conferm the neo discovery realese date of June 2ed?
darkmaster_steve says, "Don't start without me! MEowth!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BACK IN BOX!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we can't. All we know is that it should be out sometime in June"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from paokkk:How many Darkness Energy can I have in my deck if it is consider a Basic Type Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "IT IS NOT a BASIC ENEGY! You can only have 4."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from paokkk:When will Pokemon Cross Trainer come out?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have any further info yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from pkmnx:What's today's Word of the Day?
master_trainer_mike says, "carcinogen!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Can you use that in a sentende?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #5 from plasma_your_dead:What will be the next promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Season 5 the promo will be Scizor"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from pkmnx:And what's today's Phrase?
master_trainer_mike says, "This isn't flying. This is falling, with style!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from pikabruce:If Koga's Ditto with 20 damage does Giant Growth. Then the opponent's Murkrow does Feint Attack for 20. Is Koga's Ditto knocked out?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the Giant Growth attack actually changed K. Ditto's Max HP"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from plasma_your_dead:How many people have signed up for the 11-14 ECSTS division and how many per day or both days
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t have those numbers to give out but so far more people have registered this year than last year at this time!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from plasma_your_dead:WHen will you release Neo Discovery (I have haeard it will be June 1st)
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll release it in June"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from sneasel1:Rockets zapdos with 3 lightining energiy and 1 metal how much damage does rocets zapdos do to it self?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm assuming you mean its uses Electrobrun. It would do 10 damage to itself."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from pikabruce:Chaos Gym in play. Opponent tries to play Prof. Elm, flips tails. You use the Prof. Elm. Then opponent tries to play another trainer (say Energy Removal), and again flips tails. Can you use the Energy Removal?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can use the Energy Removal because you're not _playing_ it, you're using it. Check out the text on Pro Elm and Chaos Gym."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #12 from johnsines:Does Rocket Zapdos do 60 20 or 60 10 with 3 electric and 1 metal?
master_trainer_pat says, "60/10"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from sneasel1:what is the next promo card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Scizor"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from plasma_your_dead:Did you find out anything more about the Ultra Rare Holos from Neo 3 and 4 (Will they be regualr holos?)
master_trainer_mike says, "They do remain Crunchy in Milk!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from sneasel1:when is neo discovery coming out?
master_trainer_pat says, "June"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from pkmnx:Can you use Koga's Ninja Trick for Base Machamp or Rocket's Hitmonchan's 'recoil' effects? Or just R. Hitmonchan's?
master_trainer_pat says, "You could use that for R. Hitmochan because that effect is an 'attack' but not for Machamp"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from pkmnx:I think this was already asked, but just to clarify, does Metal Energy stop Confusion self-damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it does UNLESS your pokemon is weak to itself (like psychic Pokemon are) then you would still take 10 damage."
master_trainer_pat says, "And on a Metal Pokemon, the Confusion damage will only be reduced by 10."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from pkmnx:Can you evolve a Pok╚mon you played during your opponent's turn during your next turn? (ala March, Challenge)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from pkmnx:Any plans for any more reverse holos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes wait for the Ultra Cool Southern Islands Gift Set!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from paokkk:Is Senasel really ban?
master_trainer_mike says, "Senasel??"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sneasel is not allowed for the East STS main tournaments only."
master_trainer_pat says, "Save them for open tournaments, he's a very tough P-mon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from pkmnx:Would they let me bring a box of maple bars(and/or doughnuts) into the Meadowlands for you guys?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from pokesensei:Hi guys!Hey Steve,how many Meowth`s have you gotten so far?I`m signing all mine now and will send them out tomorrow.I`ve gotten cat fleas from all these dang Meowth`s! ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Steve says he has only received 10 so far!! We need more Meowths so Steve can take his Dark Master Trainer test!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Please send them to attn: Dark Apprentice Steve c/o customer service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from sneasel1:were the neo 2 boxes shipped today?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know, that's not our department"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from paokkk:Can Promo Mewtwo Energy Absorption get any Energy from your discard pile? For example, Recycle Energy.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from plasma_your_dead:How many cards are in the Neo 2 Discovery set?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wait and see...you probably already anyway"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from pikaohki:Will you bring Maple Bars to the ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Me?? Over my dead decaying body!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #29 from plasma_your_dead:What are the names of the two theme decks and when will they be released?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wallop and Brain Wave. They'll be out in June"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from plasma_your_dead:What holos are in them?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a sur-prise!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Has anyone ever told you, "you have a serious impulse control problem?!""
master_trainer_mike says, "name the movie!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from indigomaster33:i would like to settle the Maple bar argument now, would all the MTs Dark MT and Apprentice please give us their definition of a Maple Bar(Not a donut or doughnut is not what we are looking for)
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from pkmnx:Are the only ways of removing Char counters by Evolving and being KOd?
master_trainer_pat says, "How about Scoop Up"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from sneasel1:how many people are signed up for the STS so far?
master_trainer_pat says, "We've registered quite a few more than last year..."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from sd_pokemom:WHY did the WotC site say chat was from 5 to 6 today?!!
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know. This is the usual time that we do our chat."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from eevee2001:Where can I find info (start times, etc.) on the Minneapolis STS Qualifier?
master_trainer_mike says, "The two day mall events run form 10 am to 6pm. I would recoomend getting there a little early, they have been getting pretty full lately."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from trovtwo:What's the phrae?
master_trainer_mike says, "Go that way, really fast; if something gets in your way . . . turn."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from trovtwo:So neo2 is released yet? We could hijack a truck and get a box of um now.
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from crazy_nut_man:Any news that you can tell us?
master_trainer_mike says, "Jeffords switches party!! BOOYAH to Vermont (where I am from!)!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ohhh Yeah!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from afro_goblin:so, is it true that there's a grandmamamon?
master_trainer_mike says, "que?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from purity1:ah....this week it's airplane, huh?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from pkmnx:What was the address to send in the Meowths again?
master_trainer_mike says, "attn: Dark Apprentice Steve c/o Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from plasma_your_dead:What will be the next promo after Scizor?
master_trainer_mike says, "We know but we can't tell!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "HA HA!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's highly classified and we cannot give out any info about it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from michel1be:Are there star promos banned in the Rock on format ? If yes, which numbers are banned ?
master_trainer_mike says, "none of the numbered promos are banned EXCEPT for Happy Birthday Pikachu."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from trovtwo:So is it safe to say whallop and brainwave are the official Neo2 theme decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure you can say whatever you want, free country"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from pkmnx:Just to note: Rocket's Zapdos isn't that good, even with Metal Energy..^-^ Letting you guys know more than a few people think that...
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, I knew taht a long time ago. In a galaxy far far away!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I choose to disagree. Thanks"
master_trainer_mike says, "WRONG! x gets the square!"
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from hi_jynx:RE: Smokescreen...Fossil Magmar Smokescreens Scyther. Scyther retreats. A) Does the new pok╚mon have to flip for Smokescreen? B) If another Scyther becomes active, or by switching the original Scyther becomes active, does Scyther have to for Smo
master_trainer_pat says, "A)No."
master_trainer_pat says, "B)No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from eevee2001:What is the format for 2-day STS Qualifiers (i.e. Minneapolis)
master_trainer_pat says, "C)No."
master_trainer_pat says, "D)No."
master_trainer_pat says, "E)No."
master_trainer_mike says, "there are no formats for the qualifiers, use any cards you want within the normal DCI game rules."
master_trainer_pat says, "F)No."
master_trainer_mike says, "Has anyone ever told you, "you have a serious impulse control problem?!""
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NAME THE MOVIE!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from trovtwo:Will southern Islands still be out in september?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't have an exact release date yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from michel1be:DMTM, will you be head judge in the <10 category in NJ ?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not received our official assignments yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from puritys_echidna:(to sensei) you know... we've singled out MTM, DMTM and DAS in the past.... but never poor MTP... he must feel left out... so this week we shall focus on him. >:D
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah Pat LOVES lots of attention!"
master_trainer_pat says, "IT's Ok. I feel FiNE"
master_trainer_pat bows gracefully.
master_trainer_mike says, "have to be careful with these vegetarians though, they bruise easily!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from crazy_nut_man:Can you tell us the next few promo's after Bill?
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm, ya know I miss a week and they go crazy, there is NO promo Bill, sorry :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "What?"
master_trainer_pat says, "What?"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's true"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from pkmnx:Metal Energy blocks Digger, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "correct"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from eevee2001:IF Neo Discovery is released June 2, will it be legal for that weekend's qualifiers?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's legal when it is released to stores."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from metal_entei:Is it possible to have a deck with 59 energies and 1 basic Pokemon. Ex: If I was in the STS, and I hate that oppenent so I use this deck, I notice there is time limit for each round so after that we both lost, right? So is this deck legal??
master_trainer_mike says, "You would eventually get a warning and a game loss for delaying the game."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from metal_entei:Since Discovery is coming out on June 2, is it legal for STS??
master_trainer_mike says, "Not for the main tournaments but they can be used in the league zone games."
master_trainer_pat says, "We were very specific about which sets will be legal at the STS. Neo Discovery isn't one of them"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from hi_jynx:RE: question 19. If your answer is true, if my pok╚mon is confused, and it is it's own weakness, the confusion damage to itself is doubled?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from eevee2001:Is there something going on with meowth a la space weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "We need enopugh Meowth cards to make Steve stay late one night like we did to build something cool form them. This is his test to become a Dark Master Trainer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from afro_goblin:What is your personal favorite pokemon?
darkmaster_steve says, "MEOWTH!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "geez.....(sigh) WEEDLE!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Scyther.(the Jungle one) though the Neo 2 one isn't bad..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh yeah Parasect right?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Right"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from pkmnx:With all these 'wait and see's...what if we have a sugar disorder an are blind? Then we need these now, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wouldn;t you have a tough time playing the game at that point?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from bulbasaur2000:Do you guys know anything about TCG 2 for Gameboy, or is that Nintendo's deal?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, that's up to the big N"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from eevee2001:Can promo smeargle's paint effect be removed by benching?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, counters remain after benching."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from michel1be:In a previous chat, you talked about an official rules guide for tournaments. Any news abour it?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're working on it."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #69 from trovtwo:What will you build with the meouths Steve?
darkmaster_steve says, "I am not sure, there have been a few ideas, but I only have enough meowth's to make a small box, Maybe.... (Please send me more meowth's so I can become a Master!)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from indigomaster33:Re: Q 31, why won't you coment on the Maple Bar vs Donut case?
darkmaster_steve says, " Meowth!!! (Sorry, I forgot the uppercase M) He hates that!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm...because its been haggled over for 2 years now?!?!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_pat says, "because you said you want to solve it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from hi_jynx:Was the pop quiz movie name, "Analyze This"? Also, any news on WCSTS format yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "WRONGO!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thats strike two!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "No info for the WSTS until after the ESTS is done."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from pikaohki:Ah, you're from Vermont -- considering Vermont is the best place for maple syrup, is that why all of you are so obsessed with MAPLE BARS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Me???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude, I am the one who is NOT impressed with them!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DMTM is the maple bar fanatic and he's not here today."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from pkmnx:Shadow Images doesn't stop Juxtapose, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from purity1:....and when its not airplane, it's better off dead...
master_trainer_pat says, "One of those is correct."
master_trainer_mike says, "You got the Go that way, really fast; if something gets in your way . . . turn. quote correct!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now how about: Has anyone ever told you, "you have a serious impulse control problem?!""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from pkmnx:Regarding Promo Bill...is it true that it is exactky the same as Bill but has an afro?
master_trainer_pat says, "sorta..."
master_trainer_mike says, "LIAR!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "me?"
master_trainer_pat says, "naw"
master_trainer_mike says, "Has anyone ever told you, "you have a serious impulse control problem?!""
master_trainer_pat says, "That's been said before"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from pikaohki:Can I trade a gallon of maple syrup for a box of Neo 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, I'd love a box of Neo 2"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from hi_jynx:I think my Smeargle accidentally painted Jeffords from a moderate to a liberal, any suggestions on removing this effect? ;o)
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm vote out the republicans in 2004?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from plasma_your_dead:What happened to Promo Bill from last week? And if I guess what promo is next will you nod or bow or tell me if I am right in any sort of hint?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you guess correct I will nod to Pat here in the office."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #81 from trovtwo:Will Southern islands be in neo format or regular old format(lookwise)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Your guess is as good as ours in this case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from eevee2001:What I meant in my earlier question is what will be the _tournament_ format (i.e. swiss, single-elim, etc.)?
master_trainer_mike says, "The qt's are single elimination. But you usually can enter a few times."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from pokesensei:Star Wars?
master_trainer_mike says, "WRONGO!! Strike 3!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sensei, Sensei, Sensei!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from pikaohki:Batman Forever!
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeee-Haw!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!!! KUDOS"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from bulbasaur2000:I'm sorry, I must of just totally missed this, but what is all of this about a holo Bill?
master_trainer_pat says, "Great it's a holo Bill now!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Lay off the Bill stuff! You're getting them to believe you!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I have a bridge in Brooklyn, I'm lookin' to sell."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from plasma_your_dead:If Neo Discovery comes out before the STS or the weekend before, will Wizards give Neo 2 packs to the winners and everybody else?
master_trainer_pat says, "That depends if we have it for prizes yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from indigomaster33:DAS, i have just put 10+ signed meowths in the mail for you

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from pkmnx:If you evolved a Basic from a Baby, will it get past Erika's Dratini's Power?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from trovtwo:Will there be an updated rule book with the neo2 theme decks?
darkmaster_steve says, "Thank you, Yes, please remember to sign them so that when you see the finished product you can say, Hey! That's my Meowth card."
master_trainer_mike says, "I think it will be the same rule book."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from plasma_your_dead:Does it matter which Moewths?
master_trainer_pat says, "Steve?"
darkmaster_steve says, "NNope"
master_trainer_pat says, "DASteve?"
darkmaster_steve says, "Any!"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from pkmnx:MTM, if we were to chemically graft a maple bar to a dount, would you consider it a hideous crime to humanity?
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably not if it's still edible."
master_trainer_mike says, "that would be confection cruelty"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from hydrosnake:Please, X trainer info, please.
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, none to give at this time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #94 from eevee2001:Is a third (central) STS being even considered right now?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #97 from pkmnx:What's all this about a serious implulse control problem I thought that flying thingy was this week's phrase!
master_trainer_pat says, "MTMike was borec with just one phrase for this week."
master_trainer_mike says, "We must remember there are many more important things, many more important things . . . off hand, I can't think of what they are, but I'm sure there must be something."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from sneasel1:why is r zappy a bad card?
master_trainer_mike says, "It's not bad, just not as great as some think it is."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a good card just NOT a gamebreaker."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think they just mean that it's not everything everyone has made it out to be."
master_trainer_pat says, "I just still think it's one of the strongest basic Pokemon you can use."
master_trainer_pat says, "(Shrug)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from plasma_your_dead:If I guess the correct promo will you nod in the chat room, not in your office, right in this forum, before time is up and any other things that would get by my requet (man that took a lot to type!)?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from magmar2000:Mike, is it from As Good as it Gets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope! Nice try though!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So gang, what is THIS quote from?"
master_trainer_mike says, "We must remember there are many more important things, many more important things . . . off hand, I can't think of what they are, but I'm sure there must be something."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from pikaohki:Do I get a reverse holographic Super Bill promo card for getting the right answer?
master_trainer_pat says, "Uh, yeah, that's it!, Yeah. You can have one when we come out with it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from pkmnx:Even though this whole Promo Bill thing was fake, it WAS really funny...(by the way, the reverse holo one looks really cool)
master_trainer_mike says, "Leave them alone for ONE week and see what happens!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from magmar2000:I was gone last week at the Ms game so I couldn't ask this, so.... What are those Mariners now? 33-12?
master_trainer_pat says, "Aw....YEAH. You gotta love those guys!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from indigomaster33:85 how much for that bridge in brooklyn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Whatdaya got?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll make youse a deal youse can't refuse."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from trovtwo:What baby pokemon would you think is the most powerful in neo2?
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t TALK about Neo 2 yet!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from eevee2001:Why isn't a third STS under consideration? Cost issues?
master_trainer_mike says, "We give and give and give and still YOU ASK FOR MORE!@"
master_trainer_mike says, "Your father and I work so hard for you!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #108 from indigomaster33:i thought Steve was a apprentice still, when did you become a master?
darkmaster_steve says, "I am, until I get enough Meowth's to build something."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from onederlnd:Is there a rule against having a cat in a box and a molecule as a randomizer (like a coin or dice)?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is NOT a true randomizer, that iks more of quantum physics. Kierin says the cat is dead!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Thats mean to a cat! I won't allow you do it!"
master_trainer_mike says, "OPEN THE BOX!"
master_trainer_mike says, "LOOK AT IT!"
darkmaster_steve says, "No! Not the box!"
darkmaster_steve says, "NOOOOO!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from sd_pokemom:Any comments on the Chicago QT, as described ont the WizPoG boards?
master_trainer_pat says, "The various allegations are being investigated."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from pkmnx:Oh, so there's TWO phrases this week?
master_trainer_mike says, "More!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We must remember there are many more important things, many more important things . . . off hand, I can't think of what they are, but I'm sure there must be something."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from pikaohki:Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey, you've played this game befroe"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH! KUDOS again!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from puritys_echidna:so what did you guys do to poor dmtm? did you finally rebel and overthrow him in a fit of anarchy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually he burst some blood vessels in his eye! Looked really gross!"
master_trainer_mike says, "He's home resting !"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from calathon:All Basic Energy cards are named "Energy" for the sake of Arcade Game. Are Special Energy cards also named "Energy" or do they have unique names for the purposes of Arcade Game?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, they're not. That was a mistake from last week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from astral_king_coolar:hey, I got a mondo question, for example, me and my opponent played a game of pokemon, we both had one prize left. Then, I used my weezing's selfdestruct and we never knew who won, please tell me who won! me, or my opponent?
master_trainer_mike says, "Neither, if you both win and lose at the same time, you havce to play another game of sudden death, for 1 prize."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from eevee2001:The Twins will get ahead of the Mariners eventually
master_trainer_mike says, "errrr.........no!"
master_trainer_pat says, "You're free to dream."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from trovtwo:Will southern island change gamplay here at all?
master_trainer_mike says, "THere are a couple of pretty cool playable cards in it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from pkmnx:I can offer 3 charmanders and this lovely Brock's Protection for your bridge, MTM.
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey! That's Pat's bridge! He can wacky too ya know!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No. I'm merely a broker in the deal."
master_trainer_mike says, "This isn't flying. This is falling, with style!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from eevee2001:re q. 107: That's because the people in the upper midwest who can't afford to fly (or can't get their parents to let them go) can't go to the STS!!! And we want to!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "And what about those poor aborigines? They like Pokemon too!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from trovtwo:Will there ever be aNOTHER song by you guys?
master_trainer_mike says, "Find me at the ESTS and give me some quotes for the next song."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #125 from calathon:Brace yourself: Sabrina's Alakazam vs. Ditto. Obviously Ditto gets to use any Psychic Pokemon's Attacks from his bench, but does he copy S's A's Bench's attacks that are copied by it, thx to it's PP?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, because the S. Alakazam actually get's those attacks on it, so they can be copied."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from pkmnx:Okay, THREE phrases? Not including Minty Fresh?
master_trainer_mike says, "errr four"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from sneasel1:u guys should update the pokemon tcg ite more often not 2 times a week!!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from onederlnd:Re: Q105: Wanna buy my Ocean Front property in Oklahoma with bridge?
master_trainer_mike says, "There you go again! We never can do enough for you!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(BOO HOO HOO HOO)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #129 from hydrosnake:Sorry again. (Shakes head in shame, begging for forgiveness) Primape with 10HP left and Muk in play. Goop gas happens. Does primape scram before Toxic stops him.
master_trainer_pat says, "All powers are shut off at the same time"
master_trainer_pat says, "So the Scram doesn't work in this case."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #132 from astral_king_coolar:hey, I traded a pichu card for the original mewtwo card, was that a good trade?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know. Do you like the card you got more than the one you gave up?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from eevee2001:re the flying thingy: Toy Story

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from sneasel1:toy story
master_trainer_mike says, "EXCELLENT! Though that was an easy one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from pikaohki:The Mariners will be OK until the postseason, when they'll have to be careful not to blow it again. So, what's in the "Ichi Roll" sushi they serve at the ballpark?
master_trainer_pat says, "Smoked Tuna...I think that's one of his favs..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from daghettochild_420:will neo discovery be like jungle and fossil or will it have ALL the rare cards be foil?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and SEE!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from daghettochild_420:in the STS,how can scizor be played(other than brock's ninetails) since jungle cant be used
master_trainer_mike says, "That is the only way."
master_trainer_mike says, "No more questions??"
master_trainer_mike says, "I GET TO SING?!?!?!??!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(ahem)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from unown_master:Why won't you give us any neo2 info? Is it somthing to do with my security clearence again?
master_trainer_pat says, "We just can't give out the info yet..."
master_trainer_pat says, "We've started playing with the new cards already.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #144 from astral_king_coolar:do the three legendary pokemon (Suicune, Entei, And Raicou) appear in the neo genesis (The first) deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from onederlnd:I have to do an assignment for my class, any of the 'big guys' wanna help? I need to make a newsletter... I need stuff!
master_trainer_mike says, "Whatever info we have availabe is on our web site."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from daghettochild_420:will reverse foil charizard be released in the pokemon 3 video?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from hi_jynx:How does the "Arcade Game" card work?
master_trainer_mike says, "It tells you on the card!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #150 from sneasel1:so u guys do no about whats in neo 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from daghettochild_420:is DARK raichu in neo 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from the_mystery_thing:any ideas when the discovery checklist will be on the site?
master_trainer_mike says, "aftyer the product is released!"
master_trainer_mike says, "usually a few weeks later"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #156 from pkmnx:Blaine's Charmeleon's Bonfire attack can't be Metronomed unless the 'nomer actually has R energy, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can Metronome, but if you don't have Fire energy attached the attack won't do anything."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from hydrosnake:ahem, when goop turns OFF does Primape Scram turn on first or does Toxic on first
master_trainer_mike says, "They BOTH turn off at the same time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #158 from sneasel1:is there a chance u will be talkin all about neo 2 next week?
master_trainer_pat says, "maybe."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from hi_jynx:Speaking of over-rated, why was that wimp pok╚mon Sneasle banned from ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "it was out of balance in the format we are using."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from afro_goblin:Are mike and pat your real names?
master_trainer_pat says, "Those are clever aliases"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup I'm Be Like Mike and he's Pat the bunny."
master_trainer_pat says, "Patty McPat Pat"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from daghettochild_420:what is the southern islader thing and when will it be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a gift box with the Souther Island card set and some boosters (like the previous gift sets) that will be available later this year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #162 from pikaohki:Any plans for new counters to be released especially for the Char and Paint effects?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that I know of"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from daghettochild_420:is the jappanese neo2 promo eevee,effu(or whatever),and espeon in the set or are they promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "sigh....wait and .....see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #164 from plasma_your_dead:Will you give us any mroe info on Neo 2 next week?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from pikaohki:Would I get in trouble if I wore a shirt with an iron-on of my fake "PikaOhki" pok╚mon card on the back?
master_trainer_mike says, "probably not as long as you don;t sell them or make any moeny off of it"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #167 from pkmnx:Can I make some wordings for a possible Promo Bill and send them in?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from plasma_your_dead:By the way I read about Steel and Confusion (sorry for questions last week) Any more info about Neo 4 rights and what you will do about Ultra Rare Cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry guys we don;t talk about sets that far in the future, things can change"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from daghettochild_420:is the neo 3 set alredy made?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"
master_trainer_pat says, "In Japan."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from astral_king_coolar:If I use darkness energy on a pokemon thats not dark, what happens?
master_trainer_mike says, "if the Pokemon is not a Drakness Pokemon or has Dark in its name, you place a damage counter on that Pokemon at the end of each turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from sneasel1:what is cross trainer!!!!!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "We have nothing new to say about it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #173 from trovtwo:Will southern islands include a collectable coin and stuff?
master_trainer_pat says, "maybe, we're short on specificas about that set"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from astral_king_coolar:hey guys, how do I evolve energy? (in some energy cards it says that it isnt a basic energy)
master_trainer_mike says, "hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee"
master_trainer_mike says, ".................................."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #176 from pikaohki:Any licensing problems for getting permission to print the future sets (Neo3, 4) like there were back for Neo1?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's not something we can about, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #177 from hi_jynx:Would I have to get special permission to sell my custom made Paint, Char, and Poison counters, as well as my pok╚mon dice?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'd be careful not to use any copyrighted images or text or you could get sued."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #178 from pikaohki:Do any of you eat Sushi? It's gooooooooood.
master_trainer_pat says, "Only the veggie kind."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from afro_goblin:why did u skip my last question (i'm assuming you skipped it)?
master_trainer_mike says, "cuz it was silly?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from daghettochild_420:say like i play gold berry on dark gloom.can i play gold berry after i evole it to dark vileplume?
master_trainer_mike says, "do you mean can you use it? you can only have 1 Pokemon Tool attached to a Pokemon at a time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from pkmnx:Can you trigger Gold Berry(between turns) after the poison damage but before you're KOd?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you may trigger the Gold Berry anytime between turns, that means you can use it before the Poison or after."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from pikaohki:Can I go home now?
master_trainer_mike says, "You're excused."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from astral_king_coolar:hey! were you making fun of me with the hee, hee?!
master_trainer_mike says, "Me? NO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee...................."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #185 from gymleaderphil_pojo:Any chance, at all, that you guys and DCI will give Pokemon Judges the Level System like Magic The Gathering? For the WCSTS One Day Qualifiers (Unless you change this) people will have to pray to the Weedle Gods (even fast) to have a Head Judge who k
master_trainer_mike says, "A variety of possible situations and solutions are being looked into."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from daghettochild_420:why aer you guys so secretive?do you enjoy making us mad or confused?
master_trainer_mike says, "No! (tail wagging behind me)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #187 from trovtwo:Will southern islands be as costly as the other special sets?
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #188 from toonpark:If you use Misty's Staryu's swift attack after playing a Misty trainer do you knock out Mr. Mime or Erica's Dratini in one go ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from trovtwo:Will southern islands be in a folder type comtainement or a box?
master_trainer_mike says, "I've heard there could a be a cool folder thingy in a box."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #191 from plasma_your_dead:Surge's Electabuzz (HOLO, Gym Heroes) is metronomed by Clefable. How many coins does it get to flip for discharge?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can flip as many coins as lightning energy cards that you discarded from Clefable."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from trovtwo:Will southern islands be shown of at any of hte STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "maaaybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #195 from astral_king_coolar:If I put to sleep my opponents active pokemon, and he wakes up in his next turn, will he get to attack??
master_trainer_mike says, "actually you flip to wake up at the end of each turn, so if his pokemon woke up after the end of your turn, then of course he could attack"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #197 from gymleaderphil_pojo:I happened to take a look at a "God Book" at a recent Qualifier. Will these be available to the general DCI Pokemon Sanctioners? Or will we have to cough up some maple bars...eh?
master_trainer_pat says, "TRho"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry"
master_trainer_pat says, "Those are not for the general public."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #198 from daghettochild_420:what does Erika's Dratini's pokemon power do cuz i got the japanese version and i dont want to look in my translation boook.
master_trainer_mike says, "Strange Barrier Whenever an attack by a Basic Pokemon (including your own) does 20 or more damage to Erika's Dratini (after applying Weakness and Resistance), reduce that damage to 10. (Any other effects of attacks still happen.) This power stops working while Erika's Dratini is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #200 from plasma_your_dead:It says on Clefable though that you don't have to discard energy cards, so how many coin flips?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct, but you determine how many coins to flip by how many Lightning energy cards you discard. So if you"
master_trainer_pat says, "don'd discard energy cards, you don't get to flip coins"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from toonpark:Do you think you game has changed for the better with Neo or has it just added more complications for an overworked Customer Services Dept. ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Change is always good."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from daghettochild_420:does DCE work as one or 2 energies on ditto?what about retreat?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a card that provides 2 energy (on Ditto you coulod treat it as providing 2 different types). It counts as 2 colorless energy for payting retreat costs."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #202 from trovtwo:Will southerns islands include postcards our any other crazy cool stuff like that?
master_trainer_pat says, "maybe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #203 from calathon:Charizard Energy Burns a Dark Energy. He discards it to Fire Spin. Is the 10 extra damage added? Or not, because it was discarded before that step in Damage calculation?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it does."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #204 from pkmnx:So, if Ditto is copying a Brock's Ninetales, it only copies the 9tales and NOT the evo's atached, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #205 from astral_king_coolar:if my pokemon cards get wet, what will happen to them?
master_trainer_pat says, "That will probably cause some warping"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from daghettochild_420:°in the pokemon league,can we use cards that aren't released in america aslong as we hae the translations,such as neo 3 blissey?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from alaka_deka:We've had some confusion with Energy Burn (Charizard) and the new energies. While you get the fire energy with the Burn, do you still get the blunted attack, and at the end of the turn, do you also get the added effects, ie 10 damage from dark, and
master_trainer_mike says, "You actually don;t discard the energy until AFTER the attack is done (all other text form an attack is done AFTER damage) so you WOULD get the extra effects before discvarding the energy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #210 from astral_king_coolar:what does the original alakazams pokemon power do? I gots it in jappanese!
master_trainer_pat says, "You're going to have to go someplace else for your translations, that's not something we're here to do for you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from soslowpoke:are the pikas that were sent to league first edition?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #212 from calathon:Re: Clefable vs. LS's 'Buzz. Actually, wouldn't Clefable be unable to discard any L energy cards since it ignores the sentence with the "in order to" in it and that is where it is told to discard L energy!
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct! You can still metronome the attack but it won;t do anything."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from alaka_deka:I read that with Discovery, there will be new energy cards, basic cards for Dark and Steel, true?
master_trainer_mike says, "geez what wa that answer again?"
master_trainer_mike says, "OH Yeah!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WAIT AND SEE!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #214 from plasma_your_dead:Any rough estimate on when Neo 3 be released?
master_trainer_pat says, "2002. How's that for rough"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #215 from toonpark:If my Magby attacks (or Sabrina's Gengar using Dark Wave) a fossil Haunter does the oponent get to flip for Transparency or does the effect of the attack only start at the end of my turn ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Haunter still gets to flip, because Sputter doesn't take effect until the very end of the attack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from trovtwo:Will southern islands include the same artwork as before? With a weedle in the backround in one!
master_trainer_mike says, "I HOPE SO!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #217 from gymleaderphil_pojo:Hopefully this wasnt asked: What is this week's motto?
master_trainer_mike says, "contenst may settle during shipping"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #218 from alaka_deka:So if you discard a dark for fire spin, do you still get the 10 damage to yourself?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because the 10 damage is between turns, at which point it won't be there"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from plasma_your_dead:What is our homework for this week (last week it was to read up on confusion)?
master_trainer_mike says, "We want your best Pokemoln Chat Haikus next week!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon Chat Haikus if I spellit correctly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from daghettochild_420:okay.i have ditto and my opponent has brocks ninetalis.can i use it's pokemon power?what happend when he retreas brocks ninetails?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes and when Ditto retreats the attached evolution card to Ditto is discarded."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #221 from onederlnd:How many DIFFERENT versions are there of the Dark Arbok Card? =D
master_trainer_pat says, "About 16 or 18, if you count every different language it's printed in"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from plasma_your_dead:Who does the card translations from Japanese to English over there at Wizards?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have a translation department."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from astral_king_coolar:in the pokemon league, do they accept falsificated cards??
master_trainer_mike says, "only if you use good stratergety"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "or nucular energy"
master_trainer_pat says, "seriously though. Fake cards aren't allowed"
master_trainer_mike says, "(Bush is so easy to make fun of!)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #227 from gymleaderphil_pojo:Would Wizards and DCI be willing to let Toys R Us intigrate DCI Tournaments into TRUs Leagues? I'm working with Marcia with some great ideas...Whadda you think?
master_trainer_mike says, "This is not the ofrum for these sorts of questions. We deal with the Mass Market reps ourselves."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #229 from xvssgohanvx:Whassup Fella's. I have an Active Sneasel w/ Two Dark Energy's Attached against a Mr.Mime. I do Fury Swipes and i flip two heads. Will Mr.Mime prevent the damage or does the Dark Energy Damage apply after Pokemon Power?
master_trainer_pat says, "The extra from D. Energy is applied before P-mon Powers"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from plasma_your_dead:Haiku as in the type of poem?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from toonpark:How much easier would your lives have been if both Ditto and Brock's Ninetails had never been printed ?
master_trainer_mike says, "We survived Vesuvian Doppleganger, we can survive this."
master_trainer_pat says, "Clone and Copy Artifact too."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from calathon:Listen to the chat. We learn how to play the game. It is very fun.<-There, your 1st haiku
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from astral_king_coolar:with what pokemon whould you describe george bush?(I whould with slowpoke, so slow and dopey!)
master_trainer_mike says, "this probably isn;t the correct forum for that (funny though!)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Though that has caused a fit of laugher here!"
master_trainer_mike says, "No more questions? Do I have to sing!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND ANOTHER ONES GONE"
master_trainer_mike says, "ANOTHER ONES GONE"
master_trainer_mike says, "ANOTHER ONE RIDES THE BUS"
master_trainer_mike says, "HEY SITTINGNEXT TO YOU!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ANOTHER RIDES THE BUS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "HEY HEY HEYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYEAHYEAYAYAAYAYA!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #243 from plasma_your_dead:Answer about Neo 3 being Jan - June 2002 or July-Dec 2002?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from onederlnd:No more Questions? PLEASE DONT SING???!!!! AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Why what ever do you mean?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from unown_master:If I have a Ditto active, and so does my opponent, what Ditto is my Ditto dittoing?
master_trainer_mike says, "as much wood as a wood chuck could chuck wood"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #248 from the_mystery_thing:weird al, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #250 from gymleaderphil_pojo:Mike are you a fan of Public Transportation?
master_trainer_mike says, "Let's just say it sometimes has a certain air about it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #253 from pokesensei:Listen to the chat,`cuz that`s where it`s at,We learn how to play the game,and ask the questions all same.It is very fun.
master_trainer_mike says, "boom ba boom, tst tst tst (human beatbox)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #254 from xvssgohanvx:Have You Playtested with the Neo 2 yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we've been playing with the new stuff but we don't have a ton yet..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from bloodix:Any thing new this week(I came in late)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not really"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from trovtwo:Will southern islands be rainboily foil?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #257 from toonpark:What is each of your favourite expansions from a game play point of view ?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like the gym sets, thought they added the most fun to the game."
master_trainer_pat says, "Invasion"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ooop"
master_trainer_mike says, "DOH!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I mean...Team Rocket."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #260 from trovtwo:Have you playtested Southern Islands yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #263 from master_o_pokemon:any new cards that will make a BIG splash? Will any types be resureected?
master_trainer_mike says, "they all weigh the same!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #264 from calathon:Will Neo 2 Smeargle be as bad, better than, or worse than Ditto?
master_trainer_pat says, "It won't even be close."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from bloodix:How many cards are in the Neo Descovery Set? (Number please)
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #266 from unown_master:Re: Q257 - Is that a hint? Is there a set called Neo:Invasion or somthing?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, Invasion is a Magic set."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #267 from daghettochild_420:what happened to your name chansey and imakuni's doduo in america?
master_trainer_mike says, "there are no plans for these cards to be made"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from plasma_your_dead:Why won't you talk about Southern Islands?
master_trainer_mike says, "its not out for a while yet"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #269 from xvssgohanvx:My Math Teacher eats Maple Bar's while teaching us. He tells us to do a problem and he eats some Maple Bars. He Also stated that they ARE donuts.
master_trainer_pat says, "thanks for sharing"
master_trainer_mike says, "yeah but how often do you use actual MATH in real life?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #271 from gymleaderphil_pojo:Did you happen to read DMTM interview in Pojo's Mag? Dragonair in his top 5 Pokemon...gheesh...maybe you should let Wizards Employees in DCI Tournies :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Umm, you do realize that I actually helped him answer some of the questions right?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't be so petty Phil."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #272 from trovtwo:Invasion?! Is that the neo4 name?tell us please?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's just a cool Magic the Gathering set, that's all."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #273 from master_o_pokemon:lol... #263... LOL
master_trainer_mike says, "thanks"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #274 from master_o_pokemon:MTM= when you play pokemon, you use math... OMG...
master_trainer_mike says, "when I run out of fingers and toes to count, yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #275 from toonpark:Has WOTC ever considered buying the rights to make an original set of Pok╚mon cards instead of a previously released in Japan one?
master_trainer_mike says, "we don't own the rights to make original materials based upon that IP."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #276 from daghettochild_420:what is the wizard's of da coast's hlp phone number?what is the hours?i lost my rule book.
master_trainer_mike says, "cust serv is open 9-7 pm PST M-F and it is 1-800-324-6496"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #278 from astral_king_coolar:when will the next pokemon onlyne help be?
master_trainer_mike says, "This cat is every Thursday 3-5 pm PST"
master_trainer_mike says, "err chat"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #279 from mysterioustrainer:Is the pokemon chat starting or is over?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's almost over now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #280 from unown_master:2 things the Master Trainers will regret - Promo Bill and Neo: Invasion, Jokes that went very wrong. LOL
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah PAT!! (glares)"
master_trainer_pat says, "I never regret something I did, it's the stuff I didn't do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #282 from xvssgohanvx:Can ReAnnounce the Announcments before the chat is over. My school isn't out till 3 and i don't get home till like 3:30.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure! Except that we didn't have any this week :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "BTW we cannot comment on specifics about any of the QTs or events. The DCI investigates all allegations of improper behaviour."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #285 from mysterioustrainer:Then why did the Pokemon Page say 5-6 today?
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t know, they are wrong."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #287 from magmar2000:How's this? ;-) Neo number 2. What cool holos will there be? Guess we'll wait and see.
master_trainer_mike says, "RIGHT!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Those in the know, probably already have a good idea what holos are in the set. We just can't say officially yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #290 from bloodix:Is the Neo 3 set going to have the 2 Ultra Rare cards in it? Just to tell you guys that the Neo 4 set is called "Darkness and to the Light"
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys for the last time, we DON'T give out specific information on future sets. We have said this for 2 years now! Please stop asking these sorts of questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #295 from trovtwo:Will there be cwertian holos in neo2 and some will just stay non-holo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again we will not spoil the surpise, you have to wait and see the cards for yourself."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #296 from spago_:Ok, is there a rule against rigged coins? because as i understand it- the only thing you can do against someone with a rigged coin is use it yourself. IMHO this is BS, as their deck may, and most likely, absues it much more then my own. if my opponent has a rigged coin- what can i do to prevent it's use?
master_trainer_mike says, "First of all, please don;t use terms like that in the chat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Second, how do you determine a rigged coin? We can't have jewelers scales at every event."
master_trainer_mike says, "The rules are what the rules are. You can use their randomization method as well. If you suspect cheating, call over a judge."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #297 from magmar2000:R #287 - that was my Haiku - early I know, but still.. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #301 from the_mystery_thing:any plans for a fighting promo? i still say you discriminate against fighting since they dont have any promos but colorless and psychic have... lots. :o
master_trainer_mike says, "You do relaize we don;t decide this sort of thing right?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #302 from master_o_pokemon:Why dont you guys make a rule that you must use 20 sided dice. evens=heads, odds=tails
master_trainer_mike says, "The cards state flip a coin. The Pokemon company would NEVER go for anything like that nor would we even want to do that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #305 from spago_:you can tell it's rigged if it flips heads an extraniously high number of times. what can i do if the judge just tells me that i can use it as well? get beat? IMHO, this rule just promotes the use of rigged coins.. =\
master_trainer_mike says, "If anyone is low enough to cheat at Pokemon for geezums sake, they need help."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a game for fun."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #307 from toonpark:What in your opinions is the most pointless, useless card ever produced ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorrow's Path(That's Magic the Gathering)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Natural Disaster (from X-Men)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #309 from trovtwo:Will any sets be reproduced base fossil?And how long before TR or Gym gose out of print?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #310 from plasma_your_dead:Can you please tell me if you will even mention a tidbit about Neo 2 next week?
master_trainer_mike says, "no!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we won't tell you whether or not we'll say anything next week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #311 from daghettochild_420:what is the worst card in pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is entirely up to you (cough Lt Surges Secret Plan cough)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Charity, is pretty bad."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #312 from trovtwo:ANy news on the new WOTC card release?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we get to try out the new Magic expansion tonight...Apocalypse."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #313 from unown_master:Re: Q307 - So what is the most pointless Pok╚mon card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Igglybuff is very round and doesn't seem to have any points."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #314 from onederlnd:How many games does WoTC have the rights too?
master_trainer_mike says, "lots"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #317 from spago_:RE: your answer to #305. telling my opponent that pkmn is just fun after my opp flips their 10th head in a row won't help me much. and btw- there are PLENTY of people who would cheat at ANY game, especially a game they payed a bunch of money, and traveled a long distance to WIN at. if you don't think people will cheat at the STS, i dunno what to tell you. i know i won't- but i'm not the only person there. the answers you are giving my aren't that comforting.. =\
master_trainer_mike says, "you do realize that this is primarily a game aimed at kids."
master_trainer_mike says, "We do our best, if there are people who want to ruin a good thing, thats life."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #320 from pokesensei:About cheating.Unfortunately it`s rampant Mike.No matter where you go,it`s there.We have to accept that and be on the lookout at all times.
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct! We do our best!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #323 from toonpark:How much longer can you dodge Q#307 ?
master_trainer_mike says, "actually we deleted it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #324 from trovtwo:I guess your teaching us about the facts of life now huh Mike?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, that should be up to you to discover, I can only offer friendly advice, like anyone else."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #325 from the_mystery_thing:are you allowed to cut your opponent's deck every time they shuffle it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, well the last 20 questions were all silly so I have a meeting to run off to, thank yo all for coming!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Apocalypse Pre-release here we come!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to see you not cheating at the ESTS :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "See you guys next week!"