Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, July 19, 2001
by Team Compendium


darkmaster_steve says, "Hi everyone!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth!!!!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Well, MTP made Meowth mad, so Meowth beat him up. He will not be joining us today, so instead you have to put up with me! MUhuhahahaha."
darkmaster_steve says, "And MEOWTH!"
darkmaster_steve says, "I think Master trainer Mike is currently hiding somewhere from Meowth, He may show up later..."
darkmaster_steve says, "So lets get started...."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #4 from pmx_pa:Has the WCSTS Deck Format been decided yet?
darkmaster_steve says, "so far I think they are still working out the kinks, in the next format, hopefully they will come to a final decision, (and give it a name) soon."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #6 from dunjohn_:so when can we expect the Master Trainer Mike expansion in shops?
darkmaster_steve says, "Never!!! However I am secretly working on the Dark Meowth set! An entire set comprised of only Meowths!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #7 from samantha_129:Any WCSTS Qualifier news?
darkmaster_steve says, "Still not yet, except that there will be qualifiers."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #8 from twinsen21_2000:When in play, does Rainbow Energy counts as a Basic Energy Card or a Special Energy Card?
darkmaster_steve says, "NEVER!!! MUHUHAHAHA, ooops. Sorry, I always get caught up in that, it is always considerd to be a special energy, but it will produce any type of basic, It doesn't change to a basic itself."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #10 from dunjohn_:I hate to keep coming back to an annoying topic, but some Gym cards had different art from the japanese originals. Could it be possible, in a set that has foil and plain rares, to give the plains new art? It doesn't have to be MagicTG quality (some japanese art could have been done on the bus into work) but it would make getting the full set less of a chore
darkmaster_steve says, "This actually is not always up to us, we would like to make it better to collect, but that is not our number 1 objective, and really it's the higher ups that get to decide all that, I will see what Meowth and I can sneak in and do....."
darkmaster_steve grins evilly.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #11 from dunjohn_:This isn't exactly a pokemon question, but it's sorta relevant (i.e. please don't boot me). I was reading the Harry Potter release and it said Wizards owns a patent on the TCG mechanic. How are they different from non-wizards game?
darkmaster_steve says, "Unfortunately I can't answer this one, You will have to wait until the Harry potter Chat's come about. Those should be a blast too."
darkmaster_steve says, "So nice of him to join us! hehe"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hiding?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Here I am to save the day!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from crazy_nut_man:The Regualar Questions, Announcements, News, Promo News, Neo 3 News?? Please tell us what you can tell us.
master_trainer_mike says, "The West Coast STS QT's start September 8th!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "How's that for MINTY FRESH info?"
master_trainer_mike says, "That's all I can say today."
darkmaster_steve says, "On my birthday! Woo HOoo!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Keep an eye out for further info on our web site."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #13 from slowking_man:So, you happy that you finally get to host chat?
darkmaster_steve says, "Drat! Foiled again! Sigh, all I have to do is cut the power on his computer and it will be all mine!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from chrisbo:Igglybuff's "Gaze" power says "Once during your turn... choose 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokemon that has a Pokemon Power". It does not say "you *may* choose", so is this a mandatory power that *must* be invoked if possible?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not really sure on this one. We will get an answer at the next rules meeting."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from marril2000:any info yet on which area of san diego the wcsts2 will be in? an address would be nice to know.
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, no specifics yet."
darkmaster_steve says, "I agree, it woudl be nice to know"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from articjedi:Is there something wrong with the pokegym? I can't seem to connect
master_trainer_mike says, "It was updated. If you had a link saved it has chnaged. Go to boards.wizards.com and then click on the Pokegymn link there."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is running a bit slow until it all gets cached."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #17 from crazy_nut_man:who is doing da chat today, just u steve?
darkmaster_steve says, "Not anymore...sigh... Oh well, was looking like a good day to start with."
darkmaster_steve grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from chrisbo:(From PokePop) Rainbow Energy says that "it does not count as Basic Energy when not in play". It does not, however, say that it does count as Basic Energy when it is in play. Does it?
master_trainer_mike says, "It never counts as a basic energy card as it isn't one. However, for attack and Pokemon power purposes, any card that provides energy of a certain type counts as an energy card of that type (not basic though)."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #19 from kirbycopies:If I had a Rocket's Molters with a Darkness Energy attached to it. I use its Fire Wall to do 50. If my opponent attacks it, would it do 10 or 20 . I think 20 because it states it attacks back. Help me out.
darkmaster_steve says, "It would do 20, the Moltres will "attack" again during your opponents turn if they attack him."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from chrisbo:My Opponent’s Pokémon has a Focus Band attached. I use an Attack that has the potential to Paralyze with a coin flip, but the Attack Damage is enough to Knock Out the Pokémon. If the Focus Band saves the Pokémon, do I then flip for Paralysis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from dunjohn_:The Discovery set came out here in Europe within a few weeks of it's american release. I know you don't have fixed release dates anymore for some reason, but does that mean American and European release dates have finally been synchronised?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are working towards that yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from slowking_man:So, where do you think you would be today if it weren't for WOTC?
darkmaster_steve says, "Ruling the world!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I would be working at Disney World again."
darkmaster_steve says, "Or playing games, Most likely playing games though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from crazy_nut_man:Boy WOTC Is surely sponersing lots of Battle Bots for their MTG, do u think they're going to sponsor a bot for Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, we don;t own Pokemon and don;t have the rights to sponsor anything for it."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #24 from articjedi:There were rumors going around that sneasel was going to be banned, is this true?
darkmaster_steve says, "dunno,"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #25 from shinylugia:If i have a rocket's zapdos with 2 Lightning energy 1 Rainbow Energy and a Metal energy and it uses Electro burn (or whatever it's second attack is) How much damage would Rocket's Zapdos take?
darkmaster_steve says, "it would still take 10, The rainbow will still have to count has a lightning... And the metal stops 20 total."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from slowking_man:MTM, are you aware that Meowth is 6 inches away from your back?
master_trainer_mike says, "Where??? GAAAHHHHHHH!!!!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #27 from crazy_nut_man:Happy B-Day Steve, BTW, how old r u, so i can bring out my Hitmochan to punch you that many times?
darkmaster_steve says, "Sigh, September 8th is my birthday, when the qualifiers start...."
darkmaster_steve says, "And I aint tellin how old I am."
master_trainer_mike says, "he turns 12"
darkmaster_steve says, "or 54 in cat years."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from dunjohn_:just wondering...does wizards make more money from tcgs or rpgs? And about #11, Harry Potter; I thought that "patented tcg mechanic" meant tcgs in general, not just Potter. Careful, don't get yourselves sued...
master_trainer_mike says, "Well this isn't really what this chat is about."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #29 from articjedi:Is there an official release date for the Southern Islands set yet?
darkmaster_steve says, "Sometime in August is what is planned."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from chrisbo:Last week (Q139 & Q155) you said that if S.Alakazam was benched & returned to be Active, it could use MegaBurn again (ala Magby's Sputter effect going away). Does this extend to switching one S'Zam for another and being able to use the 2nd one's now?
master_trainer_mike says, "What difference does it make? It is the benching that removes the "can't use this attack" status effect."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from articjedi:what is the exact link for the new pokegym
master_trainer_mike says, "http://boards.wizards.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?category=4"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #33 from the_pkmn_trainer:is there going to be another pokemon neo set
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, Neo Revalations!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from pmx_pa:What information can you tell us regarding the European STS ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Haven't heard of one...they are doing qualifiers for the WSTS though."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #35 from kirbycopies:Would the effect from the Fire Wall also activate a Focus Band on a Pokemon that is about to die?
darkmaster_steve says, "yes it will trigger a focus band if the pokemon is going to be Ko'ed."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #36 from unownz:Can you legaly evolve a Charmeleon into a Dark Charizard?
darkmaster_steve says, "No, you have to go from charmander to dark charmeleon to dark charizard."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from puritys_echidna:so hows the new position treating you mike? haven't worn you into an unconsious state yet?
darkmaster_steve says, "Mentally!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm...am I conscious now?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #38 from puritys_echidna:if base machamp has a dark energy on it and uses strike back, would strike back do 20 instead of 10?
darkmaster_steve says, "it would only do 10, Machamps strike back does not create an attack."
darkmaster_steve says, "therefore darkness doesn't work on it."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #39 from unownz:When is Neo3 coming out in the U.S.A.?
darkmaster_steve says, "sometime later this year..."
darkmaster_steve says, "assuming Meowth doesn't get to it first and switches all the cards with his."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from whatever360:What's the exact definition of "Defending Pokémon"?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is your opponent's Active Pokemon when you are attacking."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #41 from slowking_man:So, how long do you think MTP will be put up for?
darkmaster_steve says, "Physically, a day or two. Mentally, Who knows...."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be revenge...best served cold and all that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from dunjohn_:Neo Genesis was pretty badly delayed here in Europe, it didn't come out until mid-april having originally supposed to have been released in Februry, I think. The shop guy said it's because the Gameboy games didn't release here 'til April and Gameboy comes first. I'm not complaining, but was that true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Remember we don;t own Pokemon and so we are unltimately under the auspices of the Pokemon company when it comes to this IP."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #44 from plasma_your_dead:Any news about neo 3 or Neo 4??? (if this question was already asked, I wasn't here to get the answer)
darkmaster_steve says, "Neo 3 is scedualed for sometime in August. Neo 4, I don't know just yet."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #45 from kirbycopies:An Umbreon with a Pursuit attack has 4 Darkness Energy and it used Pusuit to the opponent. If the opponent retreats would the effect to 10 or do 50 . I think its 50 because isn't the effect from Pursuit revelant of an attack and it also does base dama
darkmaster_steve says, "it is not an attack, it is still just a status effect of an attack doing damage to it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from dades_caterpie:If I have Unown N and Sprout Tower in play, are Colorless attacks reduced by 30 or 60?
master_trainer_mike says, "60"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from unownz:Will you buy a copy of Crystal when it comes out? I heard you'll be able to catch Celebi w/o GameShark!
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, I don;t play my game boy much now...PS2 all the way baby!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #48 from ryoshin_ps:Does Revelations have a release date?
darkmaster_steve says, "Sometime in August is the planned date of release."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from the_pkmn_trainer:Is there going to be any new pokemon card sets after neo discovery
master_trainer_mike says, "See above question."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from slowking_man:How much they pay you guys for putting up with us for 2 hours?
darkmaster_steve says, "are we supposed to get paid for this?!"
darkmt_mike says, "Not enough!"
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "3 donuts, a back massage, and all the Xena cards we want...:)"
darkmaster_steve says, "No fair!"
darkmaster_steve says, "You get Xena cards!"
darkmt_mike says, "I don't get a back massage!"
master_trainer_mike says, "management baby...:)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from the_pkmn_trainer:is any1 going to answer my question
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmm....no"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth will, do you understand Catanese?"
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from pokenutboypnb:Any idea when the qualifier dates for the WCSTS will be up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be soon"
darkmt_mike says, "Very soon.."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from pikabruce:If Sprout Tower reduces damage, it does so without placing any effect on the attacking or target Pokemon. But if Unown N reduces damage, it does so by placing an effect on the target Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "basically though that is not official"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from lance313:In the April 2000 Chat, Q47, you said that Rainbow Energy in play DOES count as a basic energy card. Is this now overruled?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from puritys_echidna:Re: machamp/dark - on darkness energy it states, "if the pokemon (d) is attached to damages the defending pokemon..."
master_trainer_mike says, "finish the sentence..."the attack does 10 more damage to the defending Pokemon.""
master_trainer_mike says, "emphasis is on the word ATTACK. Strikes back does NOT attack."
master_trainer_mike says, "It just does damage."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #58 from whatever360:So a benched Eriks's Dratini will receive only 10 damage by Murkrow's Feint Attack, while a aktiv one would receive 20 damage?
darkmaster_steve says, "that is correct sir! Unless Murkrow has dark in which case the dratini in the active takes more. But the one on the bench still would take 10."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from slowking_man:Why does Meowth hate you guys? And why doesn't DMTM just control him with Gengar?
darkmt_mike says, "Hate is such a strong word. Gengar can't be troubled with a mere cat Pokémon"
darkmaster_steve says, "Because Meowth is resistant to Psycic attacks!"
darkmaster_steve says, "And has a really bad temper!"
master_trainer_mike says, "he got into the catnip again....we just steer clear when he gets like this...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from articjedi:is there ever going to be a similtaneous release worldwide of a pokemon expansion?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from ryoshin_ps:I live some distance from a Pokemon League, and I rarely get a chance to go. Is there any possibility of League promos being released in a different way sometime in the future?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well sometimes they are rereleased through pther events (like Mall tours, or STSs)."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #62 from pokepowertrainer:Any news on what the theme decks will be for Neo 3? I mean what the main holo will be?
darkmaster_steve says, "Aside from them being shiny, I don't know what they will be."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from pokenutboypnb:Re: #44 August? That soon for Neo 3? Don't you mean near December?
master_trainer_mike says, "August for the Southern Islands collection (hopefully). Revelations is later this year."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #65 from pokepowertrainer:Sorry if this question is stupid, but if a Murkrow has 4 dark energy on it, does feint attack do 60 damage? I think it should cause there is nothing in the rules that say that the benched Pokemon aren't effected by Dark Energy or anything.
darkmaster_steve says, "Against the defending yes, the rule for it is not in the book, it is on the darkness energy card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from bjj763v2:If you Hyper Dveo Spray an Eevolution so that Promo Eevee or NEO: Discovery Eevee is the Basic, can you re-evolve these if another Pokémon evolves/you get a heads? Same with Gyarados HDS to Magikarp from TR.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you could."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from pokepowertrainer:Sorry is this has already been answered, but when is the WCSTS going to be held? And where? And do you need to be a league meber to enter? And when is the actual WCSTS? and where?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be in San Diego, CA Dec 1st and 2nd. The QT's start Sept 8th. Other details to come on our web site soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "You do not need to be a league member."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #68 from dades_caterpie:If I have two Noctowls in play, do I get to flip for one or both Glaring Gaze Powers?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, you just use each one."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from articjedi:To DMTM: are you ever going to show up at another pokemon league and give out promos?
darkmt_mike says, "If I can get some room in my schedule I will!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #70 from pokepowertrainer:so does Rainbow Energy count as a dark/Steel energy? I mean can it?
darkmaster_steve says, "It will provide the energy for the attack, but not the effects of the dark/Metal."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from slowking_man:Re: Question #50 My friend wants to know: Do you get potato chips too?
master_trainer_mike says, "no but we do get microwave popcorn"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #72 from whatever360:If Unown D is the defending Pokemon, Murkrow's Feint Attack can do 20 damage to a benched Pokemon, right?
darkmaster_steve says, "Unown D creates a deffensive effect on all of your pokemon, although you would ignore the reduction on the Active, but everyone on the bench is still has this Defensive "shield" that prevents darkness damage. so you would not do 20 damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from articjedi:is there going to be a cross trainer set?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #74 from ryoshin_ps:Do you know how many of the released TCG sets will be available in Pokemon TCG 2?
darkmaster_steve says, "No idea."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #75 from slowking_man:What is the Southern Islands collection? I've heard of it, but what is it, exactly?
darkmaster_steve says, "it's 18 unreleased cards including 6 reverse holo's, there will also be 3 boosters in there, it's a collectable binder, and there are post cards, and it looks really cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from slowking_man:My friend's curious today...:-D Re: Question #71 With or without butter?
master_trainer_mike says, "we have the choice of both!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from slowking_man:Does Nintendo have any kind of input into the TCG?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, Nintendo owns lots of stock in The Pokemon company, so indirectly, yes they do."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #78 from shinylugia:I know this may soud stupid but if I have 4 Darkness energy attached to a Charizard and use Charizards Pokemon power to turn them to fire, will they still give the same Extra stuff that Darkness energy provides?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, and same with Metal. the card is what gives the effect, not the energy type."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from pmx_pa:darn inertia!
master_trainer_mike says, "Without inertia, skiing would be even more dangerous!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Currently, I dunno."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #80 from ryoshin_ps:Will we see any of the vending machine cards on America, be them in sets or in actual vending machines (which, BTW, sounds like a cool idea.)?
darkmaster_steve says, "again, currently I dunno."
master_trainer_mike says, "no more questions?"
darkmaster_steve says, "To much caffine..."
darkmaster_steve says, "not enough sleep."
master_trainer_mike says, "POKEMON CRACKERS IN MY SOUP"
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEDLES AND SCYTHERS LOOP DY LOOP"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from slowking_man:What will you be singing this week, MTM?
master_trainer_mike says, "That was an update from the old Shirly Temple song......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from puritys_echidna:no more questions? hmmm... thats not good... (gets out his list of ways to annoy the MTs)
master_trainer_mike says, "geez, and you are so good at it too.........."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from jay_lv99:if a raichu (or whatever) does agility and flips heads, does an attack that would do damage to benched pokemon, or some other effect that does NOT do damage or something to Raichu work?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would, while all attacks are considered against the defending Pokemon (which is why something that prevents attacks would stop it in this case), Agility only prevents the effects of that attack if they affect Raichu only."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from ryoshin_ps:You've been holding back. You've been getting caffine somehow. Are yous sure that's all you get for doing this?
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually, I had to stop with all the soda cuz I kept getting kidney stones...."
master_trainer_mike says, "big ouchies there...make sure to drink lots of water every day...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from slowking_man:Well, since you need questions... Do you like scary movies? lol
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from slowking_man:Chalk this 1 up to my friend too... MTM, can you do "Mary Had A Little Lamb", Pokemon style?
master_trainer_mike says, "Mary had a small Murkrow"
master_trainer_mike says, "whose fetahers were as black as soot"
master_trainer_mike says, "and everywhere that Mary went"
master_trainer_mike says, "its sooty foot it put"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from ryoshin_ps:Wizards isn't going to adapt everything from Pokemon VS, are they? THe layout isn't that great, IMO, and having all cards be a basic Pokemon takes away some of the strategy.
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno yet, remember we don;t own this game and don't get to decide what we can or can't make"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #90 from bjj763v2:Can you attach Evolution cards to Brock's Ninetales with Aerodactyl in play?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, attaching cards from powers and other effects is not evolving."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, it is not even 4pm and there aren't anymore questions."
master_trainer_mike says, "So here is some info, we are doing an analysis of the decks from the ESTS."
master_trainer_mike says, "Feraligatr, Typhlosion, Blaine's Arcanine, and one Under Siege deck were in the top 8 for the most part"
master_trainer_mike says, "Also saw lots of Steelix, Slowking, and Rocket's Zapdos (though it didn't work well)."
darkmt_mike says, "Sabrina's Gengar?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Didn't do very well but it was there."
darkmt_mike says, "Wah!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #93 from bjj763v2:just to end it once & for all - NP Mewtwo can move Rainbow Energy right?
darkmaster_steve says, "No, you can not, Rainbow is NOT basic... therefor you can't,"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from shinylugia:Who, again, do I call for my B.day Pika, which i have yet to receive? I mailed it off at the end May and still haven't received it....
master_trainer_mike says, "customer service at 1-800-324-6496"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from ryoshin_ps:(I hate it when I do that.) Dang. Well, could you send the peeps who make those decisions a 6-pack of Barq's Mission Impossilbe 2? They might decide the new layout ain't too great...
master_trainer_mike says, "oooookay......"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #96 from chrisbo:Since we're low on questions today, please explain in detail to the group why gusting an opponent's Fossil Psyduck out of the active slot removes the effect of its Headache attack.
darkmaster_steve says, "The attack creates an effect based on the psyduck, if that psyduck moves to the bench, or gets knocked out somehow before the attack, then you would be able to play trainers again, however you could not "gust" it out of the active, because well, that's a trainer."
darkmt_mike says, "Ihave a queestion! Who won that great tournament at Origins that MTM ansd DMTM played in?"
master_trainer_mike says, "geez....talk about self promotion........"
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh) DMTM won, I had a lousy draw."
darkmt_mike says, "Who won?"
darkmaster_steve says, "But is it really winning when you pay everyone to quit?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course I wnet 4-0 and he went 3-1 before the finals...LOSING TO ME!!"
darkmt_mike says, "You did get second!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #97 from jay_lv99:how do you spell tyrannitar (or whatever the spelling is)
darkmaster_steve says, "Tyranitar"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from marril2000:if a person is running a dci tournament, can they use a format such as rocket on?
darkmt_mike says, "Tyanitor"
master_trainer_mike says, "not yet..................................."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #99 from megax_pa:Why do you think Sabrina's Gengar didn't do so well?
darkmaster_steve says, "it did not make a showing in the Top 8."
darkmt_mike says, "Gengar says it's because he is not a true Gengar!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from slowking_man:What's a typical day for you guys?
master_trainer_mike says, "wake up, take a shower"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth!"
master_trainer_mike says, "brush teeth"
master_trainer_mike says, "drive to work"
darkmt_mike says, "Munch munch munch on doughnuts!"
master_trainer_mike says, "blah blah blah"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #101 from jay_lv99:is tyrannitar/unown d combo going to be in the wcsts
darkmt_mike says, "Playing Harry Potter now!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Maybe,. I built a Tyranitar deck...."
darkmaster_steve grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from whatever360:So if my opponent has Unown D benched, Murkrow's Feint Attack could do 20 (or more with dark) damage to the defending Pokémon??
master_trainer_mike says, "correct"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from marril2000:on question #98, when will it be possible to run a dci event using a format such as rocket on, and why cant a person run one now in that format?
master_trainer_mike says, "right now you cannot sanction anything but unlimited or booster draft for Pokemon, we are working on changing taht"
darkmaster_steve says, "No, all my fans are scared of Meowth, and all of DMTM's fans are just in his head."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #106 from slowking_man:Are you guys mobbed by fans whenever you step outside? lol
darkmaster_steve says, "answer above... whooops."
darkmt_mike says, "Grrr."
darkmt_mike says, "They are nice people though!"
master_trainer_mike says, "not enough...really"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #107 from chrisbo:Re: Q96 OK, you couldn't use "Gust of Wind" trainer after being "Headached", but you could use Erika's Victreebell's "Fragrance Trap". Sorry, I was using gust as a generic term.
darkmaster_steve says, "It is you guys who are the ones who burn us if we "term" something that could some how some way be wrong,"
darkmaster_steve grins evilly.
darkmt_mike shakes his head.
darkmaster_steve says, "So we are just making sure to get everything correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from puritys_echidna:Re: sanctioning other type of play - is that your call, or again is it controlled by mf/c/n?
master_trainer_mike says, "We run org play. As long as we don;t get too loopy with it it is our call."
darkmaster_steve says, "MEOWTH!!! Anyone got some cat nip?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from articjedi:MTM, are you ever going to post the thread the weedle deck anywhere
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, I'll do a deck article on it soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from bjj763v2:you mean like last week's Ditto only has 1 Pokémon Power ;)?
master_trainer_mike says, "he said the evil word!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DITTO!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AAAAHHHHHH!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Noooooo!"
darkmaster_steve says, "oh great, someone get a tranq gun."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from marril2000:why cant you comment yet on the address of the building where the wcsts2 will be held at?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because it isn't finalized yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "It's not until December, relax!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from megax_pa:Can we expect the same deck types at the west coast STS, or do you think the competition will differ?
darkmt_mike says, "Some same. Some different. Some differame."
darkmaster_steve says, "I think people will be more prepared for the next one."
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I think grass is stronger with the Weedle line form Discovery and Feraligatr is weak to grass so........"
darkmaster_steve says, "So I think people will change up a bit,"
master_trainer_mike says, "The Umbreon is pertty tough too."
master_trainer_mike says, "And wait until you see the Souther Islands cards and Neo Revelations!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #113 from slowking_man:Tell Meowth my cat's better than him!
darkmt_mike says, "Everyones cat is better then him!"
darkmaster_steve says, "I would prefer not to, I do have some sense of self preservation....Sorry"
master_trainer_mike says, "dogs rule, cats drool!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Hey, just cause cat's are smart enough not to listen to human commands.. and still get the same attention has dogs to, isn't my fault."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #116 from tyrant_dude:what's the wcsts format?
darkmt_mike says, "Two Cheeseburgers and a coke. Trainer Bill is banned."
darkmaster_steve says, "Don't know, Perhaps 60 Meowths?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from tyrant_dude:grass is stronger w/butterfree!
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from megax_pa:Aww, why must you guys pick on Meowth like that...
master_trainer_mike says, "we should pick on you instead??? :)"
darkmaster_steve says, "Perhaps it's that bullseye that they painted on him?"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from jay_lv99:Spinarak helps grass most!
master_trainer_mike says, "actually All-Gro does....."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from ryoshin_ps:Is there some book or other out there that I could buy to help get me started on TCG strategies? I recently moved, and have _actual_ chances to battle. And, well, in my past experiance (8 games), I sucked. Especially at the first ESTS.
master_trainer_mike says, "Well we did used to print some basic books on the older sets, but check out the strategy articles on our web site and read the deck areas in the Pokegym. Lots of great info there."
darkmt_mike says, "Go on-line. I think that is your best bet!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from puritys_echidna:good show mike! you mike dislike macs but at least you like dogs.... ^_^
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from slowking_man:Have you guys ever considered going undercover in Wizards chat? Like, pretend to be someone else? You could ask yourselves questions!
darkmt_mike says, "I talk to myself allready."
master_trainer_mike says, "Why would I want to ask question?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Isn't that silly?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't you hate people who keeps asking questions?"
darkmt_mike says, "We could ask each other questions."
master_trainer_mike says, "Like this?"
master_trainer_mike says, "And that?"
master_trainer_mike says, "This?"
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "THAT?"
master_trainer_mike says, "THIS!!!!??????"
darkmt_mike says, "How are you?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok?"
darkmt_mike says, "Sure?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Am I?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #123 from articjedi:If all of your favorite pokemon got in a multitrainer battle, who would win?
darkmt_mike says, "You are not?"
darkmt_mike says, "GENGAR"
darkmaster_steve says, "DMTM would beat me, He would just have me fired."
darkmaster_steve says, ""
darkmt_mike says, "LoL"
master_trainer_mike says, "Weedle of course."
darkmaster_steve says, "Gengar has that whole fire lowly apprentice attack."
darkmt_mike says, "Yes..it's very nice!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from chrisbo:Re: Q116 Is that the Promo Trainer Bill that was banned or the regular one? (grin)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, try the Oingo Boingo Weedle instead."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from marril2000:mike how are the world trainer center towers comming along? on sunday at the ecsts2, it dident look like there where many trainer cards on them
darkmt_mike says, "All true except he is only six."
master_trainer_mike says, "Well , theyu got about 1/3rd covered. Should we bring them to the WSTS?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #129 from rocketelectabuzz:is murkrows feint attack affected by the baby rule(morons at pokemon league don't beleive me!)?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, baby's prevent the attack from ever happening, thus Murkrow wouldn't even get to attack the baby if he flips tails."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from ryoshin_ps:Truth time. MTM is a 12-year old boy with a closet full of mounta dew, isn't he?
darkmt_mike says, "He's that old?"
master_trainer_mike says, "actually I turn 36 in a few weeks...isn't that terrible?"
master_trainer_mike says, "And I gave up the soda too....(sigh)"
darkmt_mike says, "No. It's not."
darkmt_mike says, "Considering my age!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(he says that cuz he's EVEN OLDER!!!)"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #133 from purity1:does mtm lord it over the rest of you guys because he has an oingo boingo weedle and you don't?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yeah, I still need my own meowth, I don't have a card myself, and everyone else does....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from chrisbo:I would try the Oingo Boingo Weedle, but I've heard they're very hard to shuffle. :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, darn toploaders :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from jay_lv99:oingo boingo weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "An old chat gag......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from rocketelectabuzz:any Wcsts news to share?

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #136 from ryoshin_ps:Haha! And earlier, you said you wouldn't tell your coming age.
darkmaster_steve says, "Umm, I am the one who said he wouldn't give his age, You might want to get the MT's strait."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dec 1st and 2nd in San Diego"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from megax_pa:Why San Diego for the wcsts2?
master_trainer_mike says, "why not?"
darkmaster_steve says, "better coffee."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from rocketelectabuzz:do you MTs play magic?
master_trainer_mike says, "They do, I don;t have time anymore......"
darkmt_mike says, "Yes!"
darkmaster_steve says, "If it is a card game, I have most likely tried it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from purity1:we'll have to remedy that...
master_trainer_mike says, "what? getting older?? :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from jay_lv99:is the picture on the wizards site that has a guy with a weedle rocks shirt mtm?
darkmt_mike says, "The card!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup that's me, I am a real live anime character....."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #140 from articjedi:Is wizards ever going to make any more of those card boxes with protectors inside
darkmaster_steve says, "Don't know, no plans at this time currently."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from ryoshin_ps:d'oh! My bad. First time in this chat, and I'm messing up.
darkmt_mike says, "We do it all the time!"
darkmaster_steve says, "You will get the hang of it."
master_trainer_mike says, "but at least you used an oxford dictionary term correctly (d'oh!)"
darkmt_mike says, "welcome to the club."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from megax_pa:Well, why not San Francisco, or something closer to the middle of California?
darkmt_mike says, "To cold."
master_trainer_mike says, "it is where it is"
darkmaster_steve says, "I told you, Better coffee."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from rocketelectabuzz:Hey I would just like to thank you for having the WCSTS on my b-day!
darkmt_mike says, "Sea World!"
master_trainer_mike says, "welcome, the bill will be in te mail :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from marril2000:mike, also wasent the Oingo Boingo Weedle a fake card zeo promo only made for 1 person?
master_trainer_mike says, "mmmmmaybe :)"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #145 from articjedi:isn't the coffee best here in seattle
darkmt_mike says, "Sure!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, however the further away from seattle, the worse the coffee, (ever try getting a latte in Arizona?) so we had to try and keep it somewhere near some good coffee."
darkmt_mike says, "Hey Mike?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #147 from megax_pa:Sure, blame it all on our fog and lack of good coffee...
darkmaster_steve says, "Thats right....Meowth!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from rocketelectabuzz:What set(s) would you use in a pokemon booster draft, I am playing on holding one
master_trainer_mike says, "The two Gym sets (Heroes and Challenge) work together very well."
darkmaster_steve says, "When Neo 3 is out, I think the 3 neo sets would be good too."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from megax_pa:wait, by dmtm's logic, the coffee in San Francisco would be better then San Diego...
darkmt_mike says, "It is just colder though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from magmar2000:Gotta agree with articjedi, we have the best coffee here in Seattle. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "so I've heard"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from megax_pa:er, dms, not dmtm
master_trainer_mike says, "dms?????"
darkmaster_steve says, "Who is DMS? I am still only DAS."
darkmaster_steve says, ""
master_trainer_mike says, "YUP!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dark Apprentice Steve!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #152 from puritys_echidna:yeah... don't use gensis and discovery for draft or you wind up with 7 pinecos in a deck.... @_@ but at least i know pineco forward and back now!
darkmaster_steve says, "yeah, now you know the headaches that we get here."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or tons of unusable Unowns...."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #153 from jay_lv99:re the raichu question, if you use hyper reverse with butterfree on a agility protected raichu, would you take off damage?
darkmaster_steve says, "All effects of the attack are prevented, thus you don't do anything."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from peekachoo1:Did you make any big announcements at the beginning? I missed half the chat.
master_trainer_mike says, "The West Coast STS QT's start on September 8th!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #156 from marril2000:how many doughnuts and/or maple bars do the mt's and the apprentice go through a day?
darkmt_mike says, "How many do you got?"
darkmaster_steve says, "I don't get any maple bars, at least not until I make Master Trainer...... I just get a cookie from time to time."
master_trainer_mike says, "who's been giving the apprentice cookies?!?!?!"
darkmaster_steve says, "YIPE!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from dades_caterpie:Do they give out Energy in booster drafts, or do you play with what you get?
master_trainer_mike says, "You bring extra basic energy along"
darkmaster_steve says, "Be a pretty boring draft..."
darkmaster_steve says, "Look I have 6 energy in my deck...."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #158 from articjedi:
darkmaster_steve, if you are just a dark apprentice why does your screen name say differently
darkmaster_steve says, "Because I have still learned a few tricks early, they just caught me.... Sigh... Maybe they will forget at one point....."
darkmaster_steve says, "either that, or wishful thinking"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from ryoshin_ps:I know a lot of people are curious for Pokemon Cubed for GCN. Do you know if Nintendo has alked to Wizards about the TCG? It could mean they plan on trading cards in the game.
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea...we aren't Nintedno and they haven't asked us"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from rocketelectabuzz:are there qaulifyers in the planning for WC,free trips maybe?eh
master_trainer_mike says, "further details coming on te web site, besides I've already said QT's start September 8th."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from articjedi:when and where is the seattle qualifier?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from chrisbo:If someone wants to run a booster draft, is there any way they can purchase just energy cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Retailers can sometimes buy them from us separately"
darkmaster_steve smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "OOH EE OOH AH AH"
master_trainer_mike says, "BING BANG"
master_trainer_mike says, "WALLA WALLA"
master_trainer_mike says, "BING BANG"
darkmaster_steve says, "And we thought MTM was getting Old and Slow....."
master_trainer_mike says, "OOH EE"
darkmt_mike says, "Hey Mike?"
master_trainer_mike says, "OOH AH AH"
master_trainer_mike says, "BING BANG"
master_trainer_mike says, "WALLA WALLA"
master_trainer_mike says, "BING BANG!"
darkmt_mike says, "HEY MIKE!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm? yes dmtm?"
darkmaster_steve says, "OW MY EARS!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Have we decided what the format is..hmmm...?"
master_trainer_mike says, "ONE MORE TIME!!!!"
darkmaster_steve says, "I think I know why MTM likes Dogs better then cats, They are the only thing that comes close to singing worse them him!"
master_trainer_mike says, "OOOOOH EEEEE"
master_trainer_mike says, "OOOH AH AH!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BING BANG"
master_trainer_mike says, "WALLA WALLA"
darkmt_mike says, "Mike?"
master_trainer_mike says, "wha?"
master_trainer_mike says, "yeah?"
darkmt_mike says, "Have we decided?"
master_trainer_mike says, "For the QT's??? Yup!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #168 from jdg6248:Can You be both posioned an have a char counter on a Pokémon
darkmt_mike says, "Do you know what I'm asking?"
master_trainer_mike says, "OOH EEE"
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes you can be poisoned and Chared!"
master_trainer_mike says, "OOH AH AH!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "TING TANG (thanks for the correction)"
master_trainer_mike says, "WALLA WALLA BING BANG!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from wizo_ginger:It's "ting tang walla wall bing bang." Thank you.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #169 from articjedi:My opponent plays a challenge and I accept. Can I evolve any of the pokemon I place on my next turn?
darkmaster_steve says, "yes, has long has they started in play at the start of your turn."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #170 from jay_lv99:can you be charred and asleep?
darkmaster_steve says, "yes, you can pretty much be chared and anything."
darkmt_mike says, "You can be charred on a grill..I think as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "me personally????"
darkmt_mike says, "Sure...why not?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #171 from peekachoo1:If Rocket's Moltres used Fire Wall, then the opponent used Gust of Wind, then another Gust of Wind for the same Rocket's Moltres, would Rocket's Moltres still do 10 damage?
darkmaster_steve says, "No, it would not do the 10 damage, because the effect from his fire wall goes away when he goes to the bench."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from articjedi:MTM can you sing anything else, like the theme song from Oklahoma?
master_trainer_mike says, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WHERE THEY ummm...FARM....and TIP OVER COWS...ALL DAY!"
master_trainer_mike says, "how's that?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #173 from jdg6248:Do you know if the southern islnd cards are coming outn usa
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes they are planned to come out in August."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from articjedi:I keep forgetting the ditto vs. mysterious fossil ruling,
master_trainer_mike says, "If a Mysterious Fossil is kncoked out, you don;t get a prize."
master_trainer_mike says, "If Ditto is a Mysterious Fossil when it is knocked out, the same thing applies."
master_trainer_mike says, "LOOK I MADE A RHYME!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #175 from chrisbo:What if you were Smokescreened and then Gust of Wind a different pokemon. Does the Smokescreen effect end?
darkmaster_steve says, "How are you going to smokescreen, and then gust in the same turn?"
darkmaster_steve says, "Ok, sigh, I am tired,"
darkmaster_steve says, "If you were smokescreened and you retreat it ends, if you gust the one who did smokescreen it does not end the effect, (it is a matter of who has the effect put on them.)"
darkmaster_steve shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from articjedi:Re: 174 if ditto gets discarded does my opponent take a prize
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "In that case, nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from peekachoo1:Have you decided if there will be free trips for the winners of the 15+ Qualifiers?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have no plans on ever giving out trips for 15+ players at this time."
darkmt_mike says, "Would not be fair to do it for one and not the other in any case."
master_trainer_mike says, "This has been the case for sometime now, and it is not changing."
master_trainer_mike says, "true"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #183 from po_po_pichu:Dark Apprentice Steve Rocks!
darkmaster_steve says, "Thank you!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from jdg6248:Are the tripple star rares going to be promos in America?
master_trainer_mike says, "we don;t release super rare cards, if we do, then tey come as normal rares or promos"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from rocketelectabuzz:I think from all "have we decided" that the qauls are not going to be regular format!?!?!?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from puritys_echidna:any word on a tropical mega battle....
darkmaster_steve says, "Zang!"
master_trainer_mike says, "That is not our event, you would have to ask the Pokemon company about it"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #188 from tyrant_dude:is shining gyarados and shining magikrap gonna be rare's or promos?
darkmaster_steve says, "I don't know yet, I haven't seen them. Wait and see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from peekachoo1:Is there going to be free trips for the 10 and under and 11-14?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup, just like last time"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #191 from jdg6248:When is surfing/flying pikachu comming out?
darkmaster_steve says, "Later in the league."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from rocketelectabuzz:will there be an ending announcement?
master_trainer_mike says, "you mean like THE END?"
master_trainer_mike says, "or something like that?"
darkmaster_steve says, "I want the Flying Meowth cards...."
darkmt_mike says, "Mike?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #193 from tyrant_dude:can a person make a set, and send it to wizards, and possibly have it made
darkmaster_steve says, "Uh.....No.....Next...."
darkmt_mike says, "What is the next Promo?"
darkmt_mike says, "Why does your cat talk?"
darkmaster_steve says, "Invisible Meowth!"
darkmt_mike says, "Where is MTPat?\"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth Beat him up"
darkmaster_steve says, "After he got into the cat nip"
darkmt_mike says, "I'm tellin!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from tyrant_dude:can I sing next?
darkmt_mike says, "Sure! go ahead!"
darkmt_mike says, "Keep it clean!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from tyrant_dude:here we go round the pokemon bush, oh no mt_pat felldown,
darkmt_mike says, "I think that is enough singing for you!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #198 from chrisbo:In a Swiss tournament if you have two players with the same point totals that just played each other and they're the only two with that exact score, do they have to play each other again? (this happened to my daughter last week).
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, they would have to play off if they have the same points during the finals, even if they played before."
darkmt_mike says, "They would also have to enjoy it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from jdg6248:Do you think the Neo2 beedrill is good?
master_trainer_mike says, "yeah!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from marril2000:mike, any info on what will happen after season 8 of the league?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be the hloiday break and then Year 3 will start again in January! At least that is the plan :)"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #204 from mew2dude:whats a swiss tournament
darkmt_mike says, "It is a tournament that only the Swiss can play in...."
darkmaster_steve says, "Points based on win loss record, so even if you lose you can continue to play, and possibly still win."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
darkmt_mike says, "Sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "hello?"
master_trainer_mike says, "We seem to be experiencing technical diificulties...."
darkmaster_steve says, "MEOWTH! GET AWAY FROM THOSE WIRES!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So it looks like we will be ending a bit early (slow day anyway)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth!! Have fun!!! Everyone!!"
darkmaster_steve says, "See ya"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!"