Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, July 12, 2001
by Team Compendium (with special thanks to Magmar2000)


master_trainer_pat says, "Hello everybody!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hell to the room!"
master_trainer_mike says, "OOPS I meant Hello!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We just got back from Origins Game Convention"
master_trainer_mike says, "gads my typing is bad already......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Where wew had success with the Pokemon Gym that we ran all 4 days..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Lotsa fun had by all!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Many holos and promo cards were won by all!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Come and see us do it again at Gen Con!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from y2ace:OK Is the aweful magby ruling Going to stay? If I sputter and my opponent uses gow or ko's my magby will sputters effect go away?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, I'm afraid that is going to stay."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from pkmnx:Hey guys! How was Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "Great, we had alotta fun."
master_trainer_pat says, "Everyone seemed to enjoy the chance to win alot of cards"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from crazy_nut_man:We'll I'd would first like to welcome you back to the WOTC Chat. Well anyways I have a question, you did post that the WCSTS is going to be in December @ San Diego, California. First off why all away in December? Is San Diego confirmed? I would really like if you play in Long Beach at the Queen Mary again. Any confirmed rules?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will NEVER be at eth Queen Mary again, sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "Too small a space...."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not enough room for lines."
master_trainer_mike says, "etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "San Diego it is!"
master_trainer_mike says, "It is in December so we can have lots of time to run all the QT's!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #12 from pkmnx:I know I should look at a rulebook, but if you use a Kindle-like attack on a Pokemon with 1 Metal Energy on, does it remove it first? or does the Metal prevent it first?
master_trainer_pat says, "Remember all additional effects of attacks, such as removing energy cards, happen last. So the Metal would reduce the damage before being removed"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from pkmnx:Oh yeah, I was hoping...any chances of you releasing Pokemon rules for D&D?
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmm...nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from dunjohn_:Of course you'd have an early session when you got me gone to Spain last week. Anyway, while I was there I got a Pokemon 2 video which had a different promo, number 26. Why was that?
master_trainer_pat says, "Different promos are used for different things in different markets."
master_trainer_pat says, "Different x 3"
master_trainer_mike says, "wow...that;s..........different"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from crazy_nut_man:Neo 3 News? Promo News? Announcements? New Card Rulings?
master_trainer_mike says, "let's see....no, no, no, and ummmm...no"
master_trainer_pat says, "Southern Islands is due out before Neo 3."
master_trainer_mike says, "YEAH!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from dunjohn_:The pokemon 3 movie just came out here in Ireland, but there's no sign of the Entei cards. Do you guys handle that, and if you do, whats up?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we don't handle that. It is Warner Brothers who does that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from y2ace:OK Is the aweful magby ruling Going to stay? If I sputter and my opponent uses gow or ko's my magby will sputters effect go away?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is the rule. All status effects sit somewhere, benching removes status effects."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from crazy_nut_man:how was the game convention?
master_trainer_pat says, "Very cool."
master_trainer_mike says, "DMTM and I took first and second in the first $250 Pokemon Challenge of the con!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, way to represent!"
master_trainer_mike says, "He only beat me becuase I had a terrible draw."
master_trainer_mike says, "Doesn't everyone say that?"
master_trainer_pat says, "It was a good chance for us to play in tournaments, since we normally cannot do that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from crazy_nut_man:are we going to c any more card tips
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be more web articles coming soon!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from dunjohn_:Remember I asked about how you make two copies of a rare in small sets to fatten it up a bit? Is there no alternative? how about including cards like the vending cards to make them bigger?
master_trainer_mike says, "We do not get to decide what cvards are in a set. It is not our game remember?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #23 from sd_pokemom:Will Wizards have a presence at the SD Comic Con next week? Right now there's no tourney on the schedule (sob...)
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know of any plans for Wizards to be there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from toysruskid:What Were the Unreleased promo's at you gave out at orgins
master_trainer_mike says, "You have to ask teh winners to find out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from dunjohn_:what's your honest opinion of Slowking?
master_trainer_pat says, "Frustrating..."
master_trainer_mike says, "He has a goofy voice in the movie"
master_trainer_mike says, "and his hat looks weird"
master_trainer_pat says, "He causes alot of problems in tournaments too."
master_trainer_pat says, "Because one player will say that they forgot to flip, one player says that they didn't flip, etc."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from dunjohn_:we all know that the Japanese cards come out way earlier than the english ones. Does Wizards have any input into their design?
master_trainer_mike says, "not really"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from sd_pokemom:When will WizPoG be back up?
master_trainer_pat says, "Soon."
master_trainer_pat says, "They're updating the UBB software as I understand it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from toysruskid:What About San Jose, Ca For the WCSTS. not San Diego. We Created the Computers You Know : )
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be in San Diego."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from marril2000:where in san diego is the wcsts2 going to be held?
master_trainer_mike says, "No further info at this time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from firetrainer:If I attack a rainbow energy to a Pokemon with a Steel Energy does not take damage from the Rainbow energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from wabaentei:Has there been any release of what format the WCSTS will use? Will they use the "Rocket-on" format again?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "No further info at this time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from crazy_nut_man:Can you do this legally.... Say I'd have a Reycle Energy and a fire energy on blaine's Charmander. Then can I kindle the PKMN and remove the recycle energy. That would let me return the recyle energy back into my hand.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's legal."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from crazy_nut_man:If the Gym Leader doesn't know the rules, what do I do ? BTW, the Gym Leader & league members don't read the book.
master_trainer_mike says, "well, you could try and help them to learn the rules."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from crazy_nut_man:is this true, Surfing Pikachu and Flying Pikachu are the next 2 league promo's (season 7 and 8)
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from slowking_man:So, now that the date's been revealed for the WCSTS, any chance of divulging further info?
master_trainer_mike says, "No further info at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from wabaentei:In season 1, the league went to Victory road and in season 2, the league went to Johto. What will season 3 be like?
master_trainer_mike says, "No further info at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from crazy_nut_man:N' plans on the next pokemon structure?
master_trainer_mike says, "You'd have to ask DAP Steve about the next structure, he needs your Meowths to build it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from slowking_man:You guys recovered from all those conventions yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "I slept for 11 hours last night."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're getting there...Origins was much easier than the STS for us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from puritys_echidna:$250 Pokemon Challenge? Clarify? :D (btw, we're back to bug you as promised... >:D)
master_trainer_mike says, "There was a company there called RAH games that ran lots of $250 and $500 events for Magic and Pokemon that weren't sanctioned."
master_trainer_mike says, "DMTM and I played in the first Pokeon event. I went 4-0, he went 3-1 and then we faced each other in the finals."
master_trainer_mike says, "I had beaten him earlier but he beat me to win the overall tournament"
master_trainer_pat says, "I was stuck in the booth that day ;("

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from billthedeckfixer:Is it true that a Rocket's Zapdos with LLLM attached will only do 10 to itself?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, this is one of the most difficult rulings to explain..."
master_trainer_pat says, "What happens is that Metal energy has two separate effects when attached to a non-metal Pokemon"
master_trainer_pat says, "One effect reduces damage dealt, and one effect reduces damage taken by that Pokemon..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from firetrainer:Woulld Unown N reduce Chansey double-edge attack damage to 50 to Chansey and 80 to the defending Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "If they were both your Pokemon (you were attacking with Chansey), then yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from gold_gyarados:did you guys make a foil machoke? my friend has one and he sys its real because you cant through see through it whern holding it up to the light. is it real?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from y2ace:any chance that the wsts might be moved to L.a or a little more north of San Diego?
master_trainer_mike says, "The next WSTS will be held in San Diego."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from dunjohn_:do you think there's ever be a type1/type 2 situation in pokemon like there is in magic, to make it easier on newer players or something?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're always looking at new possibilities for sanctioned tournament formats, but I don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from unown_j:if if i used ditto i the defending pokemon had a pokemon power would i have 2 pokemon power's or 1?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ditto would just be a copy of the Pokemon it is facing and have its Pokemon power only."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from metal_entei:will there be more QTs in Canada for thw WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be QT's in Canada. No further info as of yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from crazy_nut_man:Is there going to to be n' more prerelease cards? The last one was Misty's Seadra, I'd blieve
master_trainer_pat says, "There are not any more plans to do more pre-release cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from billthedeckfixer:I've seen that Wizards has sponsored the Battlebots of Team Coolrobots...however, they're all M:TG so far. Any word on other games (wink wink nudge nudge) getting in the box soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "No other plans so far."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from samantha_129:WCSTS news? (STSQs?)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, they exist."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing more yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from gold_gyarados:hey where is dark master trainer steve?
master_trainer_mike says, "He is playing Magic right now......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from sd_pokemom:There was a thread re: league supplies sold on eBay on WizPoG this morning. does WotC monitor and check out where all this is coming from? Frustrating when Leagues don't have the materials, but it's on eBay!
master_trainer_mike says, "We are aware of this happeneing. There are almost 3000 league locations and only a handful of staff here that deal with them."
master_trainer_mike says, "Unfortunately human nature shows us that there are people who don;t care about making kids happy."
master_trainer_mike says, "We do our level best to get supplies out for the League."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from warrior_sneasel:when will you be releasing the dates for the qualifiers?
master_trainer_pat says, "As soon as they are ready."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from firetrainer:How do I use the Neo2 Scizor second attack? Do I 20+ then 20 for every heads or do I just do 20 for each heads?
master_trainer_pat says, "20 times the number of heads."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from gold_gyarados:will there be a qt in michigan fot the wcsts?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is no further information about the WSTS at this time. Please stop asking, when we know we will tell you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from crazy_nut_man:Are we going to have like some kind of Victory Road in PKMN @ the end?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no plans for a Victory Road season this year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from toysruskid:I have a Smeargle Active[Discovery] and I use Sketch. My Oppenent then Gust of Wind of Winded then she warp point for my smeargle an for her Dark Charizard. Will Smeagle Do Damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Your question is not complete for Smeargle. Sketch will only copy an attack if the defending Pokemon is the one that attacked last turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from gold_gyarados:where is dap steve? he is my fav of u guys but the rest of u guys are cool too
master_trainer_mike says, "He is playing a different game right now"
master_trainer_mike says, "BAD STEVE!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from firetrainer:Rainbow, Metal Energy question in a tournament I was in can you exsplain why the Pokemon would not get a damage counter on so I can exsplain it why it would take damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Rainbow will _do_ damage. Metal reduces damage taken by the Pokemon that it is attached to, thus no damage from Rainbow when that Pokemon has Metal energy on it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from toysruskid:I attach a Dark Energy To Zubat and Evolve into Dark Golbat. Will Dark Golbat's Power Do 20 Damage instead of the normal 10?
master_trainer_mike says, "Darkness energy only adds to an attack, NOT to damage done by Pokemon POwers."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from unown_j:do you have any info on unowns in neo 3?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing that we can announce yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from crazy_nut_man:I'm not sure if this is confirm, but is this true. It's the begginning of the game. Your active is a Promo Eevee. You'd attach a Dark Energy on Eevee. You'd use bite, then Chain reaction for and Umbreon. iS this legal. Can you attack then chain reaction? Does it do damage to eevee?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, as soon as you attach the energy, you must try its Pokemon power at that time. BEFORE your attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from billthedeckfixer:Do Purity and the Echidna really bug you...or is this some chat joke?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are just friends, who make great fake cards."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's just some kind of joke."
master_trainer_mike says, "Just remember they are NOT real cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from purity1:no kidding about the metal zapdos...i spend a half hour explaining it to him this afternoon.....
master_trainer_mike says, "Seems simple enough to us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from metal_entei:will WotC make Ultra Rare cards for Neo 3&4, 'cause over 6 of them are Ultra Rare in Neo 4, if not, why not?
master_trainer_mike says, "We never make ultra-rare cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from crazy_nut_man:Re 33: The Gym Leader get's the basic rule right. But doesn't get the complex rule right like Rocket Zapdos with 3 L and 1 M. It's hard for me to explain it. What can I do?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, we are working on a complete list of all the rulings for Pokemon, and hope to have it available soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or check out Team Compendium :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from slowking_man:How do you guys provide all this free stuff (League, STS, etc...) without going out of business?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is called Marketing!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #69 from dunjohn_:Nobody's mentioned the VS set yet (when #48 was being answered that is)... have you any info on that?
master_trainer_pat says, "We've heard rumors of the set from fan websites, but we really don't know anything further right now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from crazy_nut_man:Have any of the MT ever thought of competing in BattleBots. Then they're bot would be a big huge donut that takes a bite out of you??
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh, I thought you meant WE should fight those robots."
master_trainer_pat says, "WeedleBOT, tm."
master_trainer_mike says, "How about it Pat, think we could take 'em?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Donut Cannon activate!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Weedletwin powers activate!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bppppppt!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Shape of a NON-DONUT Maple Bar."
master_trainer_pat says, "Take Hot Maple goodness!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Form of a REAL DONUT (which would NOT be a Maple bar!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee heee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from gold_gyarados:have you guys played zelda oracle of ages/seasons? ive beat them both:)
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from pokesensei:Hi guys!Welcome back.I have some q`s for you guys that we need for the Compendium.If I have a Buzzapped energy card,will it revert back if a Goop Gas is played or a Muk comes into play?
master_trainer_mike says, "No it will not as it is no longer a Pokemon, it is NOW an energy card. Stopping Pokemon powers does NOT make it revert back."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #73 from crazy_nut_man:Did you guys fixed up the Neo 2 Scizor attack, the one with the 20X? Or are you just gonig to leave it? If you just leave it, how do we play it?
master_trainer_pat says, "We've stated several times how it should be played. That ruling stands."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from dunjohn_:one last minor question, then I'll head; Just wondering is there any wizards e-mail newsletter I can sign up to?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is not though sometimes our e-commerce site lets you sign up to be notified about new product releases."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from pokesensei:If I used Recall with Steelix as my active and I want to use Neo Onix`s Rage attack,must I have two Fighting energy attached or can it be any?(this seems to come up alot in my e-mails saying it`s not in the Compendium):)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you do. Recall still has you pay the correct cost for the attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from peekachoo1:Because of the Magby ruling, does that mean if Psyduck does the attack where the opponent can't play trainers, can they just retreat to get rid of that effect?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but if Psyduck is benched or evolved, leaves play etc. That effect will go away."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from the_mystery_thing:if you used alazakam's damage swap to move a damage counter to a card placed on your bench via Lt. Surge's Secret Plan, would you have to flip it over the instant one damage counter was put onto it? Or could you load it up with tons of counters, choose to flip it over, and possibly get rid of all of them (if it isn't a Pokemon)?
master_trainer_mike says, "You would have to flip it over as soon as 1 damage counter went on it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from purity1::D awwww
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey! Don't get no swelled heads out of it!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from pkmnx:Re: #66: What about Foils in magic? those are pretty rare!
master_trainer_mike says, "They are NOT as rare as the silly Shiny Gyarados."
master_trainer_mike says, "And all magic rare foils are of the same relative rarity."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not just 1 super duper hard to get card"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from crazy_nut_man:Re 66: U said you would never make Ultra-Rare cards...then what is the rarity of Dark Raichu in Team Rocket? BTW, lots of people really want you to create Ultra Rare Holo
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually most people don't."
master_trainer_pat says, "The rarity of Dark Raichu is the same as any other holo in Rocket."
master_trainer_pat says, "Their parents don't(who pay for all those packs)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from shinylugia:Just wondering.....what kind of decks do you two play?
master_trainer_mike says, "Lately I play my Thread the Weedle deck."
master_trainer_pat says, "I've been playing my Blaine's Charizard deck and I'm working on an Umbreon deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from gold_gyarados:wow the chat is getting less popular or more people are doing other stuff
master_trainer_mike says, "It's Summertime!"
master_trainer_mike says, "SUMMER"
master_trainer_mike says, "SUMMER"
master_trainer_mike says, "SUMMERTIME!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Summertime and the livin's easy.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from slowking_man:Why is DMTM always shut out of these chats?
master_trainer_pat says, "He has alot more meetings than we do...he can't always make it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from gold_gyarados:what is a booster draft?
master_trainer_pat says, "Check for booster draft rules on our web site under tournament floor rules."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from puritys_echidna:[sniff] you like us! you really like us! uh... to make this a real question... where is dmtm this evening?
master_trainer_pat says, "He's at a meeting."
master_trainer_mike says, "Well yeah! Who else would have made me the Oingo Boingo Weedle, the rarest card of all time??"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from pokesensei:You guys crack me up.I`m glad to see that you are back and the fun is here again!:-)
master_trainer_pat says, "Wokka, Wokka, Wokka."
master_trainer_mike says, "Good evening ladies and germs......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from crazy_nut_man:If a store wants to start a PKMN League, how would they start? Is there anything required?
master_trainer_pat says, "They would need to contact our Merchant Relations dept."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from unown_j:if you had a knonked out farfetched and you use nightly garbage run picked up farfetched and put him on the bench would you be able to use leek slap
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from slowking_man:Regarding Jungle Pidgeot's Hurricane attack: Does the attack work even if your opponent has no Bench? It doesn't say "This attack doesn't work if your opponent has no Benched Pokemon.", but all similar attacks say that.
master_trainer_mike says, "Hurricane can end the game if the opponent has no bench."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from peekachoo1:Do you think InSaNiTy is the best deck to play?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably not these days..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from slowking_man:So MTM, want to provide some entertainment? lol
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm....."
master_trainer_mike says, "So this sandwich walks into a bar and asks for a coke"
master_trainer_mike says, "the bartender looks over and says"
master_trainer_mike says, ""I'm sorry but we don;t serve food here.""
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wah"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from gold_gyarados:i think u guys are nuts will dap steve be here next weekend?
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from gold_gyarados:do u guys ever go to the theatre? what was the last movie u saw?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cats & Dogs!"
master_trainer_mike says, ""No little puppy, it is YOU who are in trouble.""
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "A.I....It was awful."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from pkmnx:Oingo Boingo Weedle is the rarest? What about that prerelease ra-*mmmf* (is silenced by person standing next to him)
master_trainer_mike says, "there can be only one.................."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from gold_gyarados:do u guys help make the trading card game for gameboy?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think some folks from R&D helped with the first one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from pokesensei:[slaps MT Mike with a trout]You used that joke in a chat before!!!!! ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, when you start to pay for the entertainment, it gets better :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok how about"
master_trainer_pat says, "youse want a refund maybe?"
master_trainer_mike says, "What do cowboys see at night with?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Saddlelights."
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from gold_gyarados:y u guys so crazy?
master_trainer_pat says, "See the above remarks..."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from crazy_nut_man:Mike, Any plans for a Jumbo Weedle card?
master_trainer_mike says, "A lad can dream.............."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from pokesensei:Groans
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you thank you, be here every week :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from firetrainer:Neo2 Magnemite use lock then next it use Electric bolt does that mean even if you two tails Electric bolt will still work.
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from crazy_nut_man:No more questions?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from puritys_echidna:sensei is just upset because he doesn't understand it, thats all...
master_trainer_mike says, "don;t make me pull this chat over you two!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from slowking_man:*gives MTM $1,000* Now dance! lol
master_trainer_mike says, "tappity tappity tappity tap....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from crazy_nut_man:So do you really WANT to build that BattleBot, all of Team Compendium, Pojo, Pokeschool, and Wizards would be cheering on?
master_trainer_mike says, "well I do have a friend that is building one......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from pokesensei:So,tell us more about Origins.We want to here all about it.
master_trainer_mike says, "I wrote a report about it on the Pokegym message boards."
master_trainer_mike says, "It well quite well, most everyone that participated realy liked it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course, walking with a bunch of cool promos, foils, and packs probably had something to do with it......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from gold_gyarados:why did u guys make wobbuffet so bad?
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again, IT'S NOT OUR GAME....."
master_trainer_mike says, "If it was, it would be bad in an entirely new way :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from pkmnx:Must think of rulings questions...um...this was asked, but does evolving an Aerodactyl trigger Chain Reaction?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from puritys_echidna:oh come on! you've used that three times already! :P
master_trainer_mike says, "everybody's a critic"
master_trainer_mike says, "how about"
master_trainer_mike says, "Why did the ink drop cry?"
master_trainer_mike says, "because his father was in the pen and he didn't know how the sentence would be......"
master_trainer_mike says, "(think about it!!!!)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from pokesensei:Ech didn`t even know it was a joke.....
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from crazy_nut_man:According to you, what do you think is the most expensive US Card?
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry can't get into card values, that is up to the market and up to you"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from firetrainer:Does Metal energy block damage from Pokemon Power Like Elekid PP.
master_trainer_mike says, "If the power does damage, then metal energy would reduce it (it reduces damage done)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #115 from crazy_nut_man:is pat still there?
master_trainer_pat says, "Uh Huh. Just helping someone get some cards..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from peekachoo1:What do you think of that Fossil Omanyte/Neo Omastar combo with Raindance?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well that requires 2 stage twos in play, which can be hard."
master_trainer_mike says, "Try Raindance with Misty's Poliwhirl, same sort of idea and Misty's Poliwag is much more effective than the Mysterious Fossil you need to get to Omastar."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from gold_gyarados:so do u guys just build decks and battle each other when u guys are board at work?
master_trainer_mike says, "occasionally, now that I am in OP I never have any free time :("
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but we do have to balance that with many other games that need attention too, like Harry Potter, Magic, D&D and Chainmail"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from toysruskid:Any Plans on Pokemon League Year 3?
master_trainer_mike says, "In the works."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #119 from slowking_man:Not to offend anyone, but do you get tired sometimes of people accusing you of making bad cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "it can be a downer yes......"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, we don't take it personally since we don't design the cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from pokesensei:No more jokes!!!!Just sing please!!!! :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "ok, you heard him"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from soslowpoke:was prerelease clefable included in that second place PokemonGym prize at origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "OH MY DINGA....(hey! let go of me!)....................."
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe...maybe there were a few in the foil prize box too. Can anyone confirm that?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from unown_j:if sand shrew is put agianst neo2 magnamite does lock on prevent the sand atacks coin flip?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, you'll still have to flip for Sand Attack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from skilled_apprentice:What Card interests you most and which card do you think isn't worth the paper it is printed on?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I do like my foil Serra Angel :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "OOPS...wrong game...."
master_trainer_pat says, "I like Yanma and Forretress from Neo Discovery."
master_trainer_mike says, "I think the foil Tyranitar looks cool!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I have no real use for LSSP though....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from crazy_nut_man:This is an interesting auction. Someone is selling all the PKMN cards 1st edition and a bunch of other cards for $15,000. Who would pay for that?
master_trainer_mike says, "someone who wants them badly?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #127 from crazy_nut_man:Do you guys get free cards from WOTC?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's part of the job."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from shinylugia:The neo discovery Pineco says "Flip a coin" twice. Does this mean if I get tails to flip another coin and if that one is heads I do 40 damage freely w/o the 40 damage to Pineco??
master_trainer_mike says, "The will do 40, flip a coin, if heads it does 40 to itslef and 10 to each benched Pokemon, but THEN flip another coin, if that second flip is tails, the attack does absolutely nothing."
master_trainer_mike says, "Confuisng I know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from chrisbo:For booster draft tourneys, what block formats would you recommend using for beginners? For advanced players?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well the two Gym sets work great together for drafting."
master_trainer_mike says, "For advanced players, you could combine any two or three sets and see how well peope remember what they are made of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from soslowpoke:by the time of GenCon, will the 2 unreleased promos in the first prize origins set be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "nah"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from peekachoo1:What decks did you use at Origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "We didn't get to play much but I used my Weedle deck."
master_trainer_mike says, "In the tournament since it was unlimited, I played a boring old Sniggly Wesel deck."
master_trainer_mike says, "Which as everyone knows, always wins in unlimited :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from gold_gyarados:do you have to have a degree to get job there?
master_trainer_mike says, "I don't have one :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but it helps."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't either."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from gold_gyarados:do u guys have girlfriends/wives or are u single (my aunt wants to know)lol
master_trainer_mike says, "We can't comment :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from gold_gyarados:what would you do if i played my blaine's deck against your weedle deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Win 33% of the time :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from puritys_echidna:(shakes his head in contempt) oh mike... not you too... don't say you've lowered yourself to a wiggly weasel deck....
master_trainer_mike says, "hey, what else stands any chance in standard...."
master_trainer_mike says, "I was hoping for a more interesting tournament but that was all I had the chance to play."
master_trainer_mike says, "Which is why I don;t normally play unlimited anymore, gets old fast."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's like Kierin says, if you want to win in Pokemon open you just play all the broken cards and you will."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from pokesensei:Did you find out what R&D ruled about S. Alakazam`s Mega Burn(Using it the following turn if you benched S.Alakazam and returned it to active)?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not had a rules meeting since...though Mike is sure that I'm wrong. It just seems stupid though."
master_trainer_mike says, "Works just like the Psyduck and the Sputter, when benched the status effect ends."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from puritys_echidna:so then you just play to win and not have fun? (sniff) mike mike mike...
master_trainer_mike says, "The other players there said they would crtsuh us...it became a matter of honor :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from soslowpoke:We can pay at the door at Gen Con right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah though it is cheaper to pre-register"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #143 from chrisbo:If one were going to run a DCI-sanctioned Neo:Genesis & Neo:Discovery booster draft, is there any special provisions for allowing "Mysterious Fossil" or would that invalidate the tournament? Or should I ask this to the DCI rather than you guys?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, there are no provisions for that and using Mysterious Fossil would invalidate the tournament. We ran into this problem when setting up some booster drafts ourselves."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from peekachoo1:Are you using a Sniggly Weasel Deck at Gencon too?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will have it with me in case anyone gets rowdy but otherwise it is boring to play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from gold_gyarados:could you make the next ecsts a tourney where any card is usable?
master_trainer_mike says, "What include Magination and X-men cards too?"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll think about it."
master_trainer_mike says, "I evolve my Charmander into Storm!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #146 from soslowpoke:If we challenge you to a match at Gen Con, is there any particular format you'd like to use?(Such as Prop15, Rocket on! etc)
master_trainer_pat says, "There is no guarantee that we'll be able to play at GenCon, but I definetly prefer playing the Rocket On! format with Neo Discovery added."
master_trainer_mike says, "me too!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's simply more fun."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #147 from pikabruce:If Sprout Tower is in play, where does the effect reside? (A) On the attacking colorless Pokemon? (B) On the Pokemon targeted for damage? (C) On the field of play, independent of all Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Gym causes it."
master_trainer_pat says, "It resides with the Gym."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from soslowpoke:how much is the gencon entrance fee at the door?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, all details about Gen Con are on our web site."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #149 from soslowpoke:Was Prerelease Clefable in the foil box at origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, can anyone who was there tell us?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from purity1:actually, is that frequently a problem? i mean, people playing you to prove they're super great or something?
master_trainer_mike says, "It does happen sometimes....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from peekachoo1:Why are there hardly any DCI tournaments in New Jersey?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you want tournaments in your area, help set them up!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Find a store that would like to have them, then helkp organize them."
master_trainer_mike says, "This is America!"
master_trainer_mike says, "The land of can do!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #152 from pikabruce:Will the deck lists for the ECSTS winners be posted (as with previous STS's)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from pkmnx:You know, if there eventually WERE 'type' blocks(aka classic, type II for pkmn) then restricting...uh...certain cards(coughwigglysneaselcough) would solve the broken cards problem reeeal quick... ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeah, maybe"
master_trainer_pat says, "but where do you draw the line."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #153 from metal_entei:what deck did the 15+ 1st place winner played?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, I don't remember. There were two days of tournaments also. I was working with the 10 and under group"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from chrisbo:Re:Q139 OK, I see that Mike & Pat do not agree on the S.Alakazam's MegaBurn (neither do me & 'Sensei). For the record (until next rules meeting), how should we play it if the 'Zam goes to the bench? Can it then use Mega Burn once more?
master_trainer_mike says, "For now, if it gets benched, it removes the staus effect and you can Megaburn the next turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from soslowpoke:Do you have a special Raichu card from Base Set?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I have square-cut corner Raichu if that's what you mean..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from pkmnx:Where do you draw the line? DCE
master_trainer_mike says, "huh?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from chrisbo:Do you know if there are any contractual problems with having a Toys R Us or Books-A-Million holding DCI-sanctioned tournaments during Pokemon League hours?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon League is not sanctioned, period."
master_trainer_mike says, "If a location wishes to run sanctioned events outside of the League, more power to them."
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT the league IS NOT and should NOT be sanctioned."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #159 from soslowpoke:There is a Dark Raichu isn't there??!!?!!?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from metal_entei:are Base1, Jungle, and Fossil printing again, stores seems to have them all over again!!
master_trainer_mike says, "No they are not in print again....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from sd_pokemom:re: 158: could you run league and a sanctioned tourney concurrently? for those who are interested?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, a store can do what it wants. But the league itslef is NOT a sanctioned event, nor should it be."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #163 from pokepowertrainer:What is the release date for Neo 3?
master_trainer_pat says, "Later this year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #164 from gold_gyarados:what kind of music do you guys listen to?
master_trainer_mike says, "Celtic, soundtracks, electronica, Police, Cars"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I'm listening to Built to Spill, Fugazi and the Minutemen lately..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from gold_gyarados:what is the promo for the the pikachu trainer activity?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why that would be the Trainer Pikachu!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from peekachoo1:Re: 151 Do I have to supply the prizes for the tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #168 from metal_entei:will WotC change the back once Pokemon VS comes out?
master_trainer_pat says, "Who knows?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #169 from gold_gyarados:have you guys heard of limp bixkit?
master_trainer_pat says, "Limp Bisquick?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we have. They're ok."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #170 from pokepowertrainer:When do you plan to release Neo 4 and the set known as Pokemon Vs.?
master_trainer_pat says, "No plans yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #171 from sd_pokemom:is the snap pika promo activity specifically for season 6? it wasn't clear in the GL info...
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, technically yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from peekachoo1:Re: 167 Do i need to have prizes for the tournament? I could just say the prize is getting your DCI points higher
master_trainer_mike says, "Doubt people would be interested but you just have to be honest about what the prizes (if any) are."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from soslowpoke:Which one is correct for NEO3- Shiny or Shining
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know but I traded Pokedoc for my first Shiny Mew at the STS. It's so cool, and Shiny too!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from metal_entei:will we see Ultra Rare red gyrados or the Shinny Magikarp in North America? or will it just be a rare?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from pokepowertrainer:What promo is going to be released at the fourth movie? Just tell me any info you have on it please?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know...read our lips..or our type."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from soslowpoke:other than the pikachus, is there any chance of getting new promos of the original 150 pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #179 from pkmnx:Oh, I can't believe I forgot to mention this earlier...my gym leader has been charging every 5 weeks to be in the league...are they allowed to do this?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from marril2000:can someone run a dci tournament an use a format like rocket on?
master_trainer_mike says, "not yet.................."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from metal_entei:any plans for any binders to be release?
master_trainer_pat says, "Check out the Southern Islands set when it comes out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from gold_gyarados:what does ccg mean?
master_trainer_pat says, "Collectible Card Game"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from peekachoo1:Are you planning on making any more surprise cards like Dark Raichu?
master_trainer_mike says, "not at this time"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #184 from metal_entei:will we get the same package as the Japanese have for watching the Movie (Pokemon VS package)
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #185 from pkmnx:Wow! You traded Pokedoc for a Shiny Mew? I thought Shiny Mew was worth more than Pokedoc...
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmmm."
master_trainer_mike says, "we have him emptying the trash cans..............."
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from unown_master:Re-175: I think the name should be Shining. Shiny sounds less adult.... *Runs*
master_trainer_mike says, "The Shining?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from soslowpoke:could you post a list on WizPog of what woulda been in CrossTrainer?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not gonna see that..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #189 from pokepowertrainer:Do you plan to give away a Celebi promo like you did with Mew some years back?
master_trainer_pat says, "No plans to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from pmx_of_pa:Some website is selling fake pokemon cards ! -http://www.sugarshock.net/zeo/promo.html Is this legal ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Selling fake cards in illegal. It is trademark infringement."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno if that site is or not, but hope they aren't."
master_trainer_mike says, "SENDING OUT AN SOS"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'M SENDING OUT AN SOS"
master_trainer_mike says, "......................."
master_trainer_mike says, "WE ARE SPIRITS"
master_trainer_mike says, "IN THE MATERIAL"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sting you are not, my friend."
master_trainer_mike says, "WE ARE SPIRITS"
master_trainer_mike says, "IN THE MATERIAL"
master_trainer_mike says, "WOOOORLD!"
master_trainer_mike says, "OUR SO CALLED LEADER'S SPEAKING"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #193 from peekachoo1:What's the point of making our own tournament if we can't win anything ourselves?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's why it can be difficult finding people willing to run them."
master_trainer_pat says, "It takes a dedicated individual and someone who cares very much about the vitality of the game to do it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #195 from magmar2000:Did you watch the All Star Game? Why don't we get fireworks (yes Ech - FIREWORKS ;-)) at the regular games? :-\
master_trainer_pat says, "Many stadiums do. However, I'm personally not a fan of fireworks after every game. But then I live in the neighborhood."
master_trainer_pat says, "It would be a bit much, after every game. The traffic is enough."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from gold_gyarados:i heard that someone will get fined if they get caught with a fake card is that true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not true, woning fakes is not illegal."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from metal_entei:will wotc make their own set of Pokemon cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably not"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from sd_pokemom:when will there be pictures etc. of the ECSTS up on the WotC site? what about on 3Masters?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, I have some on my computer at home, its been busy, I will try and get them up soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from pokepowertrainer:what is the next promo you plan to release?
master_trainer_mike says, "The League cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, I cannot comment on the rules about selling fake cards or not. I can only say that it is considered trademark infringement."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from soslowpoke:What Wizards stamped cards were included in the 3rd place Origins prize?
master_trainer_mike says, "Stamped Kabuto, Wartortle,"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pikachu"
master_trainer_pat says, "Dark Arbok"
master_trainer_mike says, "Misty's Psyduck"
master_trainer_pat says, "Brock's Vulpix"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from soslowpoke:In the league, when a Trainer earns points, do you stamp all the promo grid stickers or just one?
master_trainer_mike says, "One grid at a time"
master_trainer_pat says, "Just one"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from metal_entei:why did our Leauge only recive the 1st and the 5th badge but we got all the promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Your league needs to contact their supplier (or us) to get that fixed."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #205 from pokepowertrainer:Are you aloud to compete at tourneys(ex. Toys R Us tournys) even if you aren't a league member? Or is it up to the store?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's up to the store."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from soslowpoke:Will the 2 unreleased promos at origins be released by the time of GenCon?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from lance313:What is the time frame for announcing the actual venue in S.D. for the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "before the event"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from soslowpoke:I was wondering- do they have a Pokemon League in Japan?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #209 from magmar2000:Pat - you live by Safeco? Cool. Were you able to go to the Fan Fest? I wasn't able to make it up there.
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we were at Origins...we made it back for the All Star Game...but tickets were an arm and a leg...;("

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #210 from pokepowertrainer:no, I mean what is the name of the promo you plan on selling next?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't sell promos, we give them out for stuff."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #211 from pokepowertrainer:were you aloud to compete in the qualifier for ECSTS even if you weren't a league member?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #212 from soslowpoke:No W stamped Charmeleon given out at Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, very hard to get."
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, we never gave that card out (only in Australia)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #213 from soslowpoke:Are you considering doing the Arena style thing(origins/gencon) for leagues and tournies etc? I liked the format of the prerelease tournements.
master_trainer_pat says, "Possibly."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #214 from peekachoo1:What should I do at my league when there is a ruling question that I know I'm right about, but the gym leader says I'm wrong? For example, he said you can't use Rainbow energy to give dark energy.
master_trainer_pat says, "Politely give him our number and ask him to call and ask us about it. That's what we're here for."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from metal_entei:for the Gen Con or the Origins thing, why not make it an online tournament, so kids from all over the world can win those promos, other than people that live around that area, or people that is rich enough to fly there just go play??!!
master_trainer_mike says, "No. There are no onlinme Pokemon tournaments......"
master_trainer_mike says, "This is the way of the world gang. Just because I can't fly to japan doesn't mean I get to play in the japanese World Series."
master_trainer_mike says, "oops meant to capitalize Japan."
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry"
master_trainer_pat says, "These are special events that we set up for these game conventions. Besides this is kinda neat for those folks who live in those areas since we don't usually make it there for STS's"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from pokepowertrainer:Okay, here, I mean what is the promo the leagues will be giving out next? The name of the card and any other info please?
master_trainer_mike says, "we don;t tell you in advance, you should know that by now :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #217 from soslowpoke:Was there a big line for the Gym at Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, not bad...we had about 100 people playing over the whole weekend."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from peekachoo1:Is there some way I can get a copy of the Compendium rules because I don't want to print 100+ pages.
master_trainer_mike says, "not that I know of"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from pkmnx:No online tournaments? We held one just the other day!
master_trainer_mike says, "certainly nothing official"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #220 from soslowpoke:Will there be a Pokemon Display at GenCon?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll be having the Gym for sure and beyond that I'm not sure what the plans are. Mike and I will be there also."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #221 from gold_gyarados:at the qt i went to i had judge trouble then i went and called u guys and then it turned out i was right and i told the main judge and he said you guys arent always right!
master_trainer_pat says, "Ask him to call and ask the question to us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from purity1:well, since our online tournaments arent official, would the mt's like to play in one of our wacky formats sometime?
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm, online play for Pokemon actually is a copyright infringement as well so.......sorry we can't"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from soslowpoke:When autographing cards, which ones do you like to sign the most?
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEDLE!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Scyther."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #226 from pmx_of_pa:Will the 2002 STS most likely be held in New Jersey ?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea, too far away to tell"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #227 from gold_gyarados:and if he would have made the right judgement and i won the match i would have won a trip to new jersey :( but i was stuck at home but i like the rares i got in my box
master_trainer_pat says, "You can write to the dci@wizards.com and appeal if you want."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #228 from peekachoo1:What number do they call for ruling questions?
master_trainer_pat says, "1(800)324-6496"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #229 from soslowpoke:Could you hold the SanDiego STS at Seaworld?
master_trainer_pat says, "Shamuasaur!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #230 from metal_entei:So is illegal to create an unofficial Pokemon League will Unofficial Promo Cards will Unofficial Badges?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, I'm afraid it would be."
master_trainer_mike says, "certainly is if you make any money from it"
master_trainer_mike says, "making fake stuff for your own use can fall under satire doctrine"
master_trainer_mike says, "but you CANNOT sell illegal copies of anything that is copyrighted, that is the law"
master_trainer_mike says, "so all those Calvin truck stickers are BAD!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #231 from gold_gyarados:any possiblilty that the next ecsts could be in mich?
master_trainer_pat says, "No plans for that yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from pkmnx:Oh! Well, there was no entrance fee to our tournament...we just gave out prizes to the winners. We didn't charge anything. Is that OK?
master_trainer_mike says, "I can't talk about the law guys, I'm not a lawyer."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is when money is made from fakes that it can become an issue"
master_trainer_mike says, "you were probably fine"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #233 from unown_master:Satire doctrine? Sorry, I don't speak lawer, what does it mean?
master_trainer_mike says, "well, you see how Mad magazine satirizes things right? that is ok"
master_trainer_mike says, "you should read up on copyright laws, its been a while since I studied it in college"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #234 from gold_gyarados:what pokemon are your favs?
master_trainer_pat says, "Everyone together now!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ALL TOGETHER NOW!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Scyther!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ALL TOGETHER NOW!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Weed;le"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #236 from soslowpoke:I miss the 3-hour chat
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't..."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's hard to take snack breaks during a three hour chat..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from lance313:What is the status on an official rules book such as DMTM discussed?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still in the works"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from peekachoo1:Do you play the Pokemon gameboy game?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
master_trainer_mike says, "only once in a great while"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang! Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week same Weedle time, same Weedle channel!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see ya next week for...."
master_trainer_pat says, "As the Poke Ball Turns!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!"