Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, August 09, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hello everybody...bear with us a second we're trying to get the question log cleared out so we can get on with the chat."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're back from Gen Con of course, the Pokemon Gym seemed to go over really well."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi guys!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all who came and played."
master_trainer_pat says, "Mucho promos were won by all!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now an announcement for you."
master_trainer_mike says, "The West Coast Qualifiers will be using the new Pokemon format."
master_trainer_mike says, "This new format, called MODIFIED will be available for sanctioned tournaments starting September 1st"
master_trainer_mike says, "Since the QT's start on the 8th, we thought it appropriate to use it for the QT's."
master_trainer_mike says, "Currently Modified allows you to use cards from Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, Neo Genesis, Neo Discovery, and Southern Islands as well as all promo cards we have released EXCEPT"
master_trainer_mike says, "for Ancient Mew and Birthday Pikachu."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also Neo Genesis Sneasel is Banned!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND you cannot use any promo cards that are just stamped or colored variants form sets not allowed (so no Pre-Release Aerodactyls for example)."
master_trainer_mike says, "This format will change over time as new sets come out, watch the chat and our web site for future changes."
master_trainer_pat says, "long-winded isn't he?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Keep in mind the QT's will be sanctioned as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "I HEARD THAT!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just because we haven't had any announcemrnts for a while....you pick on me...(sniff sniff)....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #231 from akira85:Is it true that Metal energy can reduce damage done to yourself?
master_trainer_pat says, "to your Pokemon, yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey everybody wish MT Mike a happy birthday! It was his birthday yesterday!"
master_trainer_mike says, "...thanks......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #232 from espeonx:Hey, if you have a sabrinas alakazam active and sabrinas alakazam benched, can you use the active's mega burn (or whatever the attack is called) one turn, and then use his pokemon power to use the benched alakazam's mega burn next turn? Also, can you
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, the effect on your Active Sab's Alakazam states you cannot use ANY attack called Mega Burn next turn. Of course, if you bench or devolve your Active that effect is gone."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #233 from chrisbo:1 of 2) If I just have a Rainbow Energy on Southern Islands Mew, will that pay for both the P attack cost and also allow me to choose another color of Pokemon to do the damage to?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "I bet I know what the next question is?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from chrisbo:2 of 2) If I put a Rainbow Energy on Southern Islands Mew, can I hit every non-colorless Pokemon on the opponent's side or do I have to pick a single color only? Can the Rainbow be treated as "all colors" in this instance?
master_trainer_pat says, "You have to choose one energy type to do damage to."
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, you must choose an ENERGY type meaning fire, water, darkness, etc. NOT an ENERGY CARD type like Rainbow."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #235 from boombubble1229:What format is that?
master_trainer_pat says, "Modified."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's the name"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #236 from articjedi:My opponent has a sabrina's gastly on the bench with one psychic energy attached and 50 damage, I use igglybuff to stop its power. First of all, is it knocked out and can I use Iggly's power again?
master_trainer_mike says, "First you rmath is wrong, it would already be knocked out in the case you listed (it has 40 hp, would have 50 hp with 1 psychic energy attached)."
master_trainer_mike says, "However, assuming you meant it had 40 damage on it, then using Igglybuff against it would Kncok it out. You would NOT be able to use Iggly's Pokemon power again that turn."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #237 from puritys_echidna:welcome back! we missed you last week... (sniff) so lonely.... have a good time at gencon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks, you're just saying that though."
master_trainer_mike says, "Its nice to be missed........ :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "It was ok. It's probably more fun for the attendees, we actaully have to run the events and stuff"
master_trainer_pat says, "So it's a lotta work."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #238 from lance313:Can you verify that the WCSTS will be at the SD Convention Center. It's listed as such on the Convention Center's website calendar.
master_trainer_pat says, "No we can't confirm officially, but that's a pretty good indicator"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from the_wizard_of_odd:Why did you guys ban Sneasel for the ECSTS AND the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because it is a broken card. Even Japan restricts it in their tournaments (it is restricted at the TMB this year too)."
master_trainer_mike says, "However, there will be an Unlimited Tournament side event held each day at the WSTS so you can play in that tournament instead if you are a fan of Unlimited play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from yoshi1001:so is modified what you were referring to when you dodged my format question in our interview at GENCON?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup! :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #241 from charwolf:I have -9- questions to ask in todays chat. Sorry! But the only usual one is this one- What is the current code phrase?
master_trainer_mike says, "PURE CHEWING SATISFACTION!"
master_trainer_mike says, "goes well with Minty Fresh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from turbocharizard:My local Pokemon TCG League still has not recived the season 6 promos (Hitmontop and Trainer Pikachu). The gym leader has emailed Wizards, called, and sent in many request forms. When will we get the cards? Interest is starting to decline :-( This is the Toys R Us of York, PA. Not New York.
master_trainer_mike says, "They have to email custserv@wizards.com and they will forward all emails to me. I then talk with the VP of Events at Toys R Us to get the supply issue fixed."
master_trainer_pat says, "Note: This is not members of the league....we get tons of e-mail from concerned league members like you and we can't do anything about it. We need to get an e-mail from someone who is charge of teh league at that store."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #243 from turbocharizard:How many season 7 promos are there, what are they?
master_trainer_pat says, "Surfing Pikachu #28"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #244 from mad_maxx:Can you please explane Blane's Charazard first attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Discard all energy that produces Fire from B. Charizard. This attack does 20 damage plus 20 for every fire energy discarded this way."
master_trainer_pat says, "So one Fire energy can do 40 damage with that first attack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from turbocharizard:Flying Pikachu is a season 8 promo, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from yoshi1001:Did you solve my little Hyper Beam KOing a Pokemon with Ecogym in play problem?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure its easy. The damage is applied first, if that is enough to Knock out the Defending Pokemon you are done, it is Knocked Out BEFORE any energy is removed due to the rest of the attack's effects."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, there is no issue in that case."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #247 from indigomaster33:Happy B-Day

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #248 from articjedi:what happened to the question numbers?
master_trainer_mike says, "thanks :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #249 from charwolf:2) Does Erika's Dratini combine with Unowns M,N, and D to make it so that Basics of that color do no damage whatsoever?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll double check with the rules team for you. We think we know how they'll answer but we better check."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #250 from darkstalker0:so the format is basically rocket-on + the new sets? kewl o.o.....
master_trainer_pat says, "So far..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #251 from articjedi:happy birthday!

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #252 from lance313:Happy Birthday MTM. You're still younger than me, but that's okay.
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks gang! I feel my mortality kicking in....;)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #253 from turbocharizard:If I'm playing by modified ruels, can I use BASIC energy cards from base? (I don't have any from the newer sets)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #254 from charwolf:3) Does your opponent have to flip for cards played with Erika's Perfume with a Rocket's Minefield Gym in play?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, they do not because you're playing the Pokemon not them with Erika's Perfume."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #255 from marril2000:cool!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from unownz:Will you be making a Neo Gym Serios, with Pokemon like Falkner's Pidgey, etc, etc?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans that we know of..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #257 from chrisbo:If say Gyarados has 80 damage on it with a Focus Band and Mew does "Devolution Beam" against it, a) Does it still flip for the Focus Band? b) If so and it flips heads, does the Magikarp get to remove counters down to 10 HP remaining?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to run it by the rules team."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #258 from power_jedi32642000:Can I have free booster packs? :D
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #259 from igglynuff:Just to clear something up for the UK Trainers about the Thorpe Park qualifiers. [1] - Do we have to pay the full Thorpe Park fee. [2] - Will there be any restrictions. [3] - What are the times, and formats etc. [4] - Any other info. Thanks you very much, you brave people!
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't handle the UK events, sorry."
master_trainer_pat says, "Contact custserv@wizards.uk"
master_trainer_pat says, "or maybe uk@wizards.com"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #260 from yoshi1001:Will a Poliwhirl attached to a Br. Nintales count towards Politoed's Frog Song?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes it will"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #261 from unownz:Whne is the southern Island set coming out?
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm...it already is out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #262 from charwolf:4) If Dark Wartortle is somehow moved to the bench during your opponents next turn after using Mirror Shell, and then is damaged, does the counter effect still go off?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it goes away when D. Wartortle is benched."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #263 from brock23:if base set mewtwo used it's barrier attack and if a pokemon used swift, would swift cause damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #264 from articjedi:if I have a SI Mew with rainbow energy attached, can I pick dark or steel as a type?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #265 from chrisbo:If Houndoom does "Crunch", the +20 effect ends when the defending pokemon is benched. However, what happens if the Houndoom gets benched? Does the effect reside on the Defending pokemon only, or does it require that the Houndoom stay active too?
master_trainer_pat says, "Benching Houndoom does not end the effect"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #266 from unownz:When is Neo3 coming out in the US of A?
master_trainer_mike says, "October/November somewhere in there"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #267 from nookiemn2k3:did i miss anything please tell me ????
master_trainer_pat says, "mmmm, nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from power_jedi32642000:Does swfit cancel out the baby pokemon power?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it does not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #269 from arcanine21:If you have a charizard with 3 non fire enery on it, use energy burn, then you use 2 devolution spray on it, evolve to dark charmeleon, can you use fireball even though there are no fire energy on it but they were burned and fireball says it must have fire on it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you still could."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #270 from boombubble1229:When I play in games with three or more players, and I poison someone, when does the poison take effect?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, we don't cover any multiplayer rules questions here. There just isn't any rules to go by."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #271 from the_wizard_of_odd:When is Neo # schedeuled to be released?
master_trainer_pat says, "Which one are you asking about?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #273 from charwolf:5) Also with Dark Wartortle against Ditto (sorry!), Say ditto uses Wartortles Mirror Shell. Then during the turn that Ditto's Mirror is in effect, I evolve mine into Dark Blastoise and attack with rocket Tackle. Is (a)Dittos effect still there because of the self ref. in the attack? and (b) if yes, would a heads on tackle prevent it?
master_trainer_pat says, "A Yes. B. No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #274 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? (Anything from R&D yet
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, we have not heard yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #276 from puritys_echidna:happy birthday mtm! may all your boosters be ditto and pineco free! (hands mtm a _____'s Weedle)
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #272 from pokesensei:Happy B-Day MT Mike and welcome back!All of TC missed ya!Hope you had a great time. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "It was fun for Pat and I to meet a bunch of you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #277 from articjedi:where do I find the other WCSTS qualifier stops?
master_trainer_mike says, "That info is still being finalized. It will be available on our web site soon (most likely next week)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #279 from chrisbo:Compendium: On May 18 2000 you said when asked about drawing zero cards using Computer Error, "Nope you must declare from 1 to 5 cards and then draw that many". I just wanted to clarify if this is still correct or if zero cards is an option. Thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "0 is an acceptable amount to call."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's one of those ones where we just answered as though the player wouldn't have played the card unless they wanted to at least draw one card."
master_trainer_pat says, "Certainly they can draw zero cards if they want."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #280 from charwolf:6+7) MTM, will you be able to play cards this year? Or are you stuck running again? And is there going to be a MBI3? I wasn't good enough to make the last one, I guess.
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I always bring some decks. I played late at night last time. I will be running the event again though, so during the day I won;t be able to play."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it's safe to say there will not be a MBI3. At least one that is run by us."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be side events during the WSTS though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #281 from daghettochild_420:do you have the format for the WCSTS yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing to say yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #282 from unownz:In regards to question number 241, what did charwolf mean by 'Current Code Phrase'?
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH! TASTES LIKE CHICKEN!"
master_trainer_mike says, "CRUNCHY IN MILK!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Phrase of the week. That's all."
master_trainer_mike says, "PURE CHEWING SATISFACTION!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sodo.Mojo."
master_trainer_mike says, "MANY BOTHANS DIED TO BRING YOU THIS INFORMATION!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #283 from nookiemn2k3:any new promos or info on anything else ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Surfing Pikachu will be coming out soon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #284 from articjedi:Is there going to be a victory road season after season 8?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans for it this year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #285 from charwolf:8) Would I be correct in assuming that the reason you didn't post Top 8 decks this time is because you didn't want people to copy them for the new STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, they just haven't been posted yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #286 from daghettochild_420:Does just one rainbow energy work for SI mew's attack with out the PSI energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. But you only do damage to one type of Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #287 from arcanine21:Where can I get Southern Islands? I cant find them at retailers and i called the WOTC store and they said it isnt released.
master_trainer_mike says, "Well it is available and we do sell it on our online store."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #288 from turbocharizard:Is Surfing Pikachu the only season 7 promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #289 from the_mystery_thing:is mysterious fossil allowed in the new format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not the Fossil card, no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #290 from turbocharizard:Hitmontop is the 250 point promo from season 6 and Trainer Pikachu is the activity promo for season 6, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #291 from icecold:where will the locations for the upcomming qualifiers be?
master_trainer_mike says, "The official list will be on our web site next week."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #292 from charwolf:Phew! 9) Do any of you know how I could contact Judge Dan from the 15+ table? He wanted me to make a t-shirt for him (after he saw how cool mine was.) but he hasn't e-mailed me. (Incidentally, If you want me to make some for you guys, I'd be more than happy to! I love designing T-Shirts every year :D)
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we're not sure we know who you're talking about."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #293 from lord_gothmog0000:Is the format for the Qualifiers declared yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, it's Modified."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #294 from ecsts_winner_jeremy:Will the day one winner of the WCSTS be able to play on day two?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in the main tournament no, but they could play in any of the sanctioned side events we will be running."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #295 from lord_gothmog0000:Since Sputter's effect goes away when Magby is benched, evolved, or knocked out, does the same apply for Misty's Poliwag's Bubbles attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #296 from icecold:will thee be a prize awarded for the 15+category at this year's qualifiers?
master_trainer_pat says, "There are no official qualifiers for 15+, but we have encouraged tournament organizers to run side events that they can compete in."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #297 from turbocharizard:Will there be a Pokemon TCG league Year 3 or Victory Road 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes and no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #298 from thundrchld:Yo MT's i just wanna say I tahnk you and anyone else that Got Raleigh,NC a qualifier. I am so happy we finnally got one and I will win it! >;/
master_trainer_mike says, "Your welcome and good luck."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #299 from charwolf:Not really a question...Every couple of weeks, I switch up my 5 decks for league. i try to have 3 fun decks that fit a theme. (Last, it was Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise. Next, Its Evil Time >:) But i'm out of Ideas. Cold you suggest something? I really appreciate all your help =D
master_trainer_pat says, "Try checking the Deck Check articles on our website for ideas. Build some of the decks you read about there"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #300 from articjedi:is there an error on SI tentacruel?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we're aware of."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #301 from yoshi1001:If clefable metronomes Mi. Psyduck's ESP, gets 3 heads, then gets 2 heads on a recopy, what type is clefable
master_trainer_pat says, "You just Metronome ESP...not what ESP was last turn"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #303 from lord_gothmog0000:Is there any public information about the Media Factory/WOTC cooperation on Pokemon VS that you can share with us?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #305 from thundrchld:yo MT's i have a question, when a ditto has a recycle energy on it and its against a cyndaquil that does the 20 damage..and the ditto flips tails, do you discard the recycle energy cuz it was a fire energy or will it go back cuz after it was discarded from play it changes back into recycle energy
master_trainer_mike says, "It returns, changing the type of energy an energy card provides on Ditto does NOT remove the extra effects form that energy. Same goes for fire Burn on Charizard."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #306 from icecold:will there be a prize awarded for the 15 category at te QTs
master_trainer_mike says, "see previous answer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #307 from turbocharizard:Happy Birthday MTM. Mine was yesterday :-)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #308 from articjedi:so how old are you now MTM?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, I turned 36......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #309 from lord_gothmog0000:Any chance that CrossTrainer will be released in 2002, or Vending in promo or other form?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cross TRainer is cancelled, no plans on a Vending card set."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #310 from boombubble1229:Do you know what expansions will be coming out soon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #311 from espeonx:Can you over pay retreat cost? I mean like if you wanted to get rid of a darkness energy from a free retreat pokemon, could you discard the darkness anyway when you retreat?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #312 from icecold:if im have a chansey active with 1 metal and 3 other energy attached, and unknown N on my bench, chansey will do 70 hp to my oponent and 30 to itself correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #313 from synota:what is the strongest pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEDLE!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #314 from peekachoo1:Did you announce the exact places of the QTs yet? If you didn't when will they be announced?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, they will be on the web site next week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #315 from lord_gothmog0000:Do you think the Standard Format is unbalenced? I don't.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Totally."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #316 from synota:whatare the ten best pokemon
master_trainer_mike says, "1-9 Weedle"
master_trainer_mike says, "10 Scyther"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #317 from espeonx:Lets say you had brocks ninetales out and then you attached brocks protection to it. Then if you used shapeshift, would the brocks protection still be effective?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #318 from icecold:where can I find on why I did not recieveany DCI credit for my last tournament?
master_trainer_pat says, "e-mail dci@wizards.com"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #319 from thundrchld:are you gonna put pictures of the SI cards on your site? like individually? i dunno wehn im gonna grab a SI set
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't think so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #320 from charwolf:Follow up to 262... Even though it doesn't say on the card that the effect ends when etc? Like other cards usually do?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry we don;t have that question anymore, not sure what you are asking."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #321 from indigomaster33:If Neo 3 is out before one of the QTs, will it be playable?
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably not...we'll talk about it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #322 from lord_gothmog0000:RE: #265: If crunch is used twice in a row, will the 20+ damage effect cumulate?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #323 from poketeen14:Have the new DCI format or STS format been announced?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes for the DCI format. It was announced at the beginning of this chat."
master_trainer_pat says, "The STS format has not been announced yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #324 from yoshi1001:If a Base Bulbasaur has 30 damage, and leech seeds a Base Macahamp, what happens?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's KO'd"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #327 from lord_gothmog0000:I'm fairly convinced that this will work, but if I'm not, please explain why: I have 4 Grass Energy cards on a Base Set Charizard. I use Energy Burn. Can I use Venusaur's Energy Trans to move the cards to another Pokemon, and use them to provide fire energy? They are still Grass Energy CARDS, but Energy Burn makes them provide Fire Energy, but what I need to know is does that effect end when they are moved off of Charizard?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't move them off Charizard after they are Energy Burned because they're now Fire Energy cards til the end of the turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #328 from slowking_man:(Please forgive me if this has already been asked. I was late.) Any new stuff on the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #329 from thundrchld:whens the qualifier format gonna be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "It already was at the start of the Chat - Modified is the QT format."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #330 from turbocharizard:MTM, is your birthday today, yesterday, tomorrow, or some other day this week?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #331 from slowking_man:For MTM: Ooooooooooh....Thisssssssssss...is a birthday song, it isn't very long, hey!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #333 from unownz:Happy B-Day!!!!!!!!!!! If I lived in CA, I would have sent ya a gift, but I live all the way accross the country!
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks my friends, it was yesterday :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #336 from whatever360:Did you get any answers to the "Ditto vs. Forretress - retreating" questions I asked two weeks ago?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, there has not beena rules meeting yet, we have been very busy with Gen Con."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #337 from zoink300:A Clefable metronomes a Murkrow's Feint attack with Sprout Tower in play. Would Fable do 20 damage (not considering Dark energy) or 0 damage since Feint Attack says ignore all effects of the Defending Pokemon considering Sprout Tower be an universal effect for all pokemon in play?
master_trainer_pat says, "I believe it would do zero...but we'll check."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #338 from power_jedi32642000:After the all the pokemon league seasons are over, what do we expect next?
master_trainer_mike says, "The West Coast STS!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #339 from charwolf:Gasp! No Maple Bar Invitational? DMTM will be devestated!! What will us Maple bar cravers do??
master_trainer_mike says, "How about eat real donuts?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #340 from arcanine21:if a here comes team rocket was used, then mistys wish was used and the opponent accepts, would the card placed as a prize from your hand be played face up because of here comes team rocket, or face down?
master_trainer_pat says, "Face up."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #342 from daghettochild_420:surfing pikachu is out alredy. i earned it. Whatchu talkin bout MTM?
master_trainer_pat says, "Whatever."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #343 from poketeen14:For the new DCI format, will there be a separate rating for that such as Constructed or Limited?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, there will just be one DCI rating as far as I know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #344 from yoshi1001:I just wanted to thank you for your interview, Mike. PIRN listening is way up.
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool, glad to help :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #345 from daghettochild_420:on SI mew, i meant wouldn't it only do 20 damage to psi pokemon wit out a psi energy? it states"rainbow works as any energy but one type at a time"
master_trainer_pat says, "No. Rainbow counts as all types but only provides one energy. You choose what type of Pokemon you want to do damage to when you use this attack with Rainbow Energy attached"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #346 from lord_gothmog0000:RE: #293: Modified how? Modified from Standard or Rocket On!?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will explain it yet again at the end of the chat (already did at the beginning)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #348 from boombubble1229:WHy are there no official qualifiers for 15+?
master_trainer_pat says, "We've covered this many times in the past. You can refer to the chat logs if you want to find the answer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #347 from the_mystery_thing:can you make another mysterious fossil then? i like my hydrocutter deck! ;o)
master_trainer_mike says, "Use Fossil Egg instead! :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #349 from ecsts_winner_jeremy:Will you have buys for the WCSTS and if so will it have the same points = rounds?
master_trainer_mike says, "THere will be byes but the points required will NOT be the same."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #350 from alakadeka:For Foretress's PP, Spikes, If I use rapid spin does the new pokemon take 10 and if I ko pokemon #1 and #2 comes out does it take 10
master_trainer_pat says, "No, Spikes only works during your opponent's turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #351 from spago_:I just got here, so if this question has been asked, sorry. Anyways, Has the last 8 QT stops been announced, because I'm really banking for a Michigan QT stop (especially since the format is Modified ;D~)
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope not yet, they will be posted on our web site nexy week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #352 from roller_coaster_fan:What is the QT Format for the WCSTS? I'm sorry, but I just entered. Thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "It hasn't been told yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #353 from synota:do you know any strong grass type decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "THREAD THE WEEDLE!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #354 from magmar2000:First off - SI Turned out great - I really like it. ;-) And - Happy Birthday Mike.
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool and thanks."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #355 from alakadeka:In relation to the Sputter ruling, for Magnemite lvl 16 (metal), If lock on is used and Magnemite#1 is knocked out and my new Magnemite(#2) is now active do we need a NEW lock on or does old lock on work for new Magnemite(#2)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #358 from unownz:Will you be making an American Version of VS?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #359 from alakadeka:For Umbreon's Pursuit, "During your opponent's next turn, if the defending pokemon tries to retreat, do 10 damage to it." With 2 dark energies, does it take 30 damage if it retreats, since it is part of an attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "The 10 damage from Pursuit is an effect, not an attack so since Darkness only adds damage to attacks, it won't add any"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #360 from yoshi1001:Re: 301 I mean if it copies metronome, then gets three heads, it has to copy ESP. If it gets heads, does it do water or colorless damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "colorless"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #361 from unownz:What expansions will be coming out soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo Revelation"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #362 from dragona42185:Say I have a wobbufet against a wigglytuff. Wobuffet use counter on its turn then I use do the wave to do 60 damage. Do I apply weakness and resistance to the damage Wobuffet would do to wigglytuff, or does Wiggly still take 60 damage from the counter attack
master_trainer_pat says, "Wiggly would take 30, because of Resistance."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #363 from lance313:So the only way to play Omanyte and Kabuto is either with B. Ninetales power or with Fossil Egg (Aerodactyl of course not allowed) at the STS QTs?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #364 from feralshade:any new errata for any of the Southern Islands cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Good luck."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #365 from pokesensei:Have the last 8 qualifier stops been determined yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Contracts still being finalized, should be up on our web site next week."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #367 from unownz:Will, the gym leader at a BAM in VA just gave me a Birthday Pikachu Create a Card. Will I still get the card, even though the Promotion started a long time ago?
master_trainer_pat says, "Only if that Gym Leader gives you a card...we have not accepted new create-a-card activities for some time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #366 from yoshi1001:when will Gencon be reflected in DCI ratings?
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean from any sanctioned tournaments? Usually takes 2 weeks. The Pokemon Gym was a nonsanctioned event."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #368 from dragona42185:With Rocket's Mewtwo and Wigglytuff, do you apply weakness and resistance to the Juxtapose attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, Juxtapose moves damage counters, it doesn't do damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #369 from yoshi1001:Will standard and modified go towards the same DCI rating?
master_trainer_mike says, "As far as we know, yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #370 from dragona42185:What season should a pokemon league gym be on at the moment?
master_trainer_pat says, "Most leagues started season 7 last weekend, though some could be alittle behind."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #371 from charwolf:Question 262 Concerns Wartortle going to the bench after mirror shell. Since it doesn't say benching ends the effect, and stuff can obviously damage it there, I don't see why it wold end.
master_trainer_pat says, "It ends."
master_trainer_mike says, "The effect references Dark Wartortle, if it gets benched, or evolved, or devolved, that effect ends. This is one of the basic rules of the game."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #372 from poketeen14:What is the new DCI format?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #374 from daghettochild_420:what is the new DCI format?(sorry, i wasn't on in the beginning)
master_trainer_mike says, "Modified."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #373 from caterpie89:does the pokemon league have any plans of making more articuno,zapdos,and moltress promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that I know of."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #375 from alakadeka:For Smeargle, we haven't seen an official answer yet, but if you Paint a Dark Pokemon, aka, Murkrow, into Grass, he now takes damage from the Dark Energy, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "He gets damage counters put on at the end of the turn, yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #376 from feralshade:Is hitmontop the last promo in this year's series or will there be a #38?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #377 from yoshi1001:re: 324 would that apply to any non-damage effect (not just removal of counters?)
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #378 from dragona42185:When will Neo 3 be realeased?
master_trainer_pat says, "October or November"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #379 from daghettochild_420:happy birthday birthdayboy. hope you have fun today on your birthday.
master_trainer_mike says, "thank you"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #381 from spago_:Is Southern Islands included in the Modified format?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #382 from lord_gothmog0000:Re #327: Charizard says that it turns the Energy into Fire Energy...doesn't mention Energy Cards...or does the "Provides energy type therefor is a basic energy card of that type" rule override it's grass energy card status instead of counting as both a basic fire and basic grass energy card?
master_trainer_pat says, "A card that provides energy of a certain type is considered to be an energy card of that type."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #383 from slowking_man:How did you guys "like" school back in the day?
master_trainer_mike says, "I had fun, when I wasn't being stuffed in a locker....."
master_trainer_pat says, "It was ok."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #384 from feralshade:MTM, happy birthday--have you been able to make an effective b-pikachu deck to commemorate?
master_trainer_mike says, "I play Weedle first :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #385 from caterpie89:MTM i live in OK and i would have sent you a gift for your birthday and it would have been a electabuzz,nidoqueen,and rhydon

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #386 from slowking_man:MTM: Are you aware that I'm saving all your sayings on my computer?
master_trainer_mike says, "Umkmm...no....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #387 from yoshi1001:if a Pokemon is triple-poisioned, what happens if it is toxiced or regular poisioned, respectively?
master_trainer_pat says, "That would replace the triple poison"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #388 from brock23:would rainbow energy also copy the effects on darkness energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"
master_trainer_mike says, "No, not any additional effects from the Darkness or Metal energy cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #389 from magmar2000:Hmm, haven't done this in a while, so why not.. What are those Mariners now? 83-31? 52 games over .500. =D
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's right. Incredible."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #390 from alakadeka:We have yet to see an official ruling, but if you use Smeargle to Paint a Dark Pokemon, ie, Murkrow, into Grass, Mukrow now takes damage from the Dark Energy, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Right, we just answered this."
master_trainer_mike says, "PLease don;t double post the same question so soon, we will answer it the first time. Thanks :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #391 from dragona42185:I'm a local gym leader, and in response to number 342, we did recieve the surfing pikachu level 13 that does surf for two water energies and 30 damage.
master_trainer_pat says, "Cool"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #392 from whatever360:Do DCI-saktioned events _have_ to use Modified?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, they can be Unlimited OR Modified (starting September 1st)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #394 from synota:can you please answer my question seriously
master_trainer_pat says, "mmmmm, nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #393 from yoshi1001:Is september 1 the first day we can sanction or hold a modified tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #395 from arcanine21:in a previos question it was asked "if a base bulbasaur leach seeds a base machamp what happens" and the answer was "its KOed" but bulbasaurs leach seed says "unless all damage from this atack is prevented, you MAY remove 1 damage counter from bulbasaur and the rulebook says to "make any choices the attack requires you to make" before even doing damage. because it says may in leach seed it requires you to make a choice so it seems that if you use leach seed then you would first do damage, remove damage because of making the choice, then applying strikes back
master_trainer_mike says, "You do not apply any additional effects form an attacj until AFTER the damage is done (read the rulebook)."
master_trainer_mike says, "The damage being done to Machamp tyriggers its Strike Back Power which kicks you back up into the chain of resolving effects."
master_trainer_mike says, "You then apply the Pokemon power damage BEFORE you would get to the other effects form the Leech Seed (which is the last step in the chain)."
master_trainer_mike says, "End result is that Bulbasaur is Knocked out BEFORE its Leech Seed efffect saves it."
master_trainer_mike says, "This is the same logic used for the Paralysis attack against Dark Gyarados (that would Knock it out)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #396 from synota:do you know any strong grass type decks
master_trainer_mike says, "Thread the Weedle! It will be posted on our strategy area soon (if not already)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #397 from ecsts_winner_jeremy:Will it be harder or easier to gey the Buys for the WCSTS
master_trainer_mike says, "Harder, the points required will be higher."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #398 from articjedi:I heard from DMTM that WOTC has a license for pokemon until Neo 5, is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is approxiamtely true. We are in negotiations with them for the future."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #399 from yoshi1001:When you use Charity, at what point in the damage calculation process are you reducing the damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Step E, from page 21 of the version 4 rulebook."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #400 from sd_pokemom:Were all Leagues supposed to receive a few Bday Pikas (for new members, etc)? If so, which season's kit was it supposed to come in?
master_trainer_mike says, "They were only included for people who had yet to receive their cards from the Season 1 activity. Due to the difficulty of many people getting this card we will be including a lot of them in the Season 8 kits to end out the year. So you all should have a chnace to get one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #402 from slowking_man:MTM: Are you getting a bit tired of "Happy Birthday!" by now?
master_trainer_mike says, "Getting there :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #403 from yoshi1001:I mean, does the attacking Pokemon getting knocked out stop any effects that would occour later in the attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #404 from the_mystery_thing:if electrode buzzaps, does voltorb follow it, or get discarded
master_trainer_pat says, "get's discarded"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #405 from slowking_man:The Mariners can beat the Padres any day. :P
master_trainer_mike says, "My grandma could beat the Padres and she passed away 10 years ago."
master_trainer_pat says, "If you say so..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Tony Gwynn's cool though"
master_trainer_mike says, "True."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #406 from yoshi1001:Re: 393 I meant which one.
master_trainer_mike says, "Please reask a question instead of RE: it, we don;t have all of them and it is hard to find them."
master_trainer_mike says, "The sanctioning for the Modified format can start on September 1st."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #407 from chrisbo:Just to make sure, the new "Modified" format does not replace "Limited" (aka Booster Draft) format, does it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, it does not. So you can run Unlimited, Booster Drafts, and Modified tournaments (starting Sep 1st)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #408 from whatever360:Re # 392: Does that apply for Countrys other then the US as well?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would but if a certain set has not been released in your area yet, you may not play it legally in the tournament"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #409 from feralshade:what category does SI officially fall under (it has aspects of both promos and sets) ?
master_trainer_pat says, "It counts as a_mini_ set."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #410 from yoshi1001:Can Strikes Back trigger Strikes Back (if two base Machamps face each other)?
master_trainer_pat says, "No it's not an attack. Make sure you check the wording on the cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #411 from spago_:(Josh Goldstein just asked me to ask this question) Why did you guys decide on modified to be the same as Rocket On? It will be even more boring than the ECSTS with the same old Feraligatr, Big Fire, and Slowking decks going around. Maybe a couple of Tyranitar, but that's it. That's right, Feraligatr doesn't give a crap about Beedril. Double Gust, f00s!
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, first of all if you don;t like it, don;t play it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Second, Unlimited has 1 deck type."
master_trainer_mike says, "Modified already has 3-4 archetypes that are playable and as new sets come out more new types may appear."
master_trainer_pat says, "You named 3 right there."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thirdly, a Chaos Gym shuts down your Feraligatr quite nicley, then my so called Weak Beedrill will give you real trouble."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yawn."
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't just assume anything. You will be amazed what good players will come up with. We are just providing a new format that hasn't been played to death for the last 3 years."
master_trainer_mike says, "Play what you will."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #412 from chrisbo:Currently, DCI rankings for "Constructed" and "Limited" are separate. Does "Modified" represent a third ranking category, or will points get reflected as part of your "Constructed" ranking?
master_trainer_pat says, "Modified is just another format for constructed play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #413 from yoshi1001:Can you tell us anything new about the Neo3 rulebook or the Rulings compilation?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Rulings compilation should hopefully be up next week as well./"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #414 from roller_coaster_fan:Happy Birthday MTM! Blow out Your Weedles! ^-^
master_trainer_mike says, "Whi ignited them!?!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #415 from charwolf:Heh. How bout those (Red) Sox?! I'm only a little biased in MA....lol
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey, I root for the Bo Sox myself, though Bill Buckner better hope I never meet him......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #416 from yoshi1001:But those Cubs (knocks on wood)-end of story.
master_trainer_pat says, "Hopefully not Kerry Wood."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #417 from slowking_man:Re #405: What choo talkin' bout'?! The Padres 0wn!
master_trainer_pat says, "whatever..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #418 from yoshi1001:I mean can we sanction modifed or hold modified on september 1st?
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, you cannot even submit the sanctioning paperwork until September 1st. So I suppose if you lived here in Seattle and same day mailed it then...."
master_trainer_mike says, "Since you must give advance warning for sanctioning it is unlikely that you could run a Modified event the day we start accepting sanctioning for it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #419 from feralshade:will there be another victory road this year or is it too soon to reveal?
master_trainer_pat says, "There are no plans for Victory Raod this year"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #420 from mad_maxx:Energy cards attached to an electrode when it buzzaps are discarded, correct? If so, does ecogym effect them?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes amd no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #421 from lord_gothmog0000:Are there any questions left?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because it's KO'd"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #422 from spago_:RE: #411 What is that ONE deck type. I can count 3 (Fable/muk, slowking, haymaker)
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude...whatever...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #423 from yoshi1001:Could you tell the DCI people there's no such place as Winona, WI?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll keep that just between ourselves."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #425 from sd_pokemom:Any thought to putting the new Ruling Compilation and/or Neo3 rulebook online in a Palm doc format so we can load it into our PDAs?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm sure once it can be downloaded if someone else wants to do that, they could."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #426 from the_mystery_thing:dumb question time: will basic energy from base be allowed in modified?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #427 from warrior_sneasel:Will there be a required number of badges that we need in order to attend the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, no badges are required, all can attend."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #428 from roller_coaster_fan:Here is my Personal Opinion on the format. Its one big Circle of Decks. Beedrill can take out Feralgatr. Feralgatr takes out Typholsion. Typholsion takes out Beedrill. While all 3 Decks has a good chance against Tyranator since T-Tar needs Darks
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks for you personal opinion."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #429 from articjedi:So once season 8 is over, you'll start year 3?
master_trainer_mike says, "Year 3 will start in January."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, while we don't like Unlimited format here, we are aware that other people still enjoy playing it."
master_trainer_mike says, "That is why there will be an Unlimited format side event held each day at the WSTS."
master_trainer_pat says, "We will take this into consideration when planning upcoming events."
master_trainer_mike says, "Tournament Organizers can run whatever format they want and should respond to what their patrons would like."
master_trainer_mike says, "Wea re just providing you with options."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #432 from thundrchld:with SI exegcutor can you use meganium's wild groth to make every grass energy on the sharpshooter attack flip twice?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #433 from yoshi1001:So season 8 will be extra-long to catch up?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think so."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #434 from articjedi:So are there any news on Year 3 right now, other than when it starts?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, nothing to tell you right now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #436 from roller_coaster_fan:Will the Pokemon League in January be changed to "Modified"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, the league itself is not sanctioned (though it may have some sanctioned aspects next year....)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #438 from power_jedi32642000:but what will all that time between now and january be used for?
master_trainer_pat says, "Qualifiers and the West Coast STS"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #439 from yoshi1001:6*8=48, so there should be a few weeks left in the season (about 3.5).
master_trainer_mike says, "This yeqars seasons were 5 weeks long."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #440 from alakadeka:Alot of leagues that I've talked with have said they are way behind. I know of one that hasn't even started Season 6 yet. Any way to help them catch up?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #441 from alakadeka:Also, at least one local gym league reported that they never got the supplies for a whole season. Do you have a way they can get that corrected?
master_trainer_mike says, "The manager or the Gymn leader HAS to contact us, if they don;t they will never get their supplies."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #442 from feralshade:I know that you've printed many of the japanese vending cards in the gym and neo sets, but have you dismissed the vending format entirely or could there be another miniset on the horizon?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no plans for a vending set at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #443 from roller_coaster_fan:Ahh...So you do have some info. Our League is behind, will we have time to play catch-up, or will there be something else?
master_trainer_mike says, "League Year 3 startins in Jan 2002, if a location hasn't finished Year 2 yet by that time, they will have to decide if they still want to be behind or catch up with the rest of North America."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #444 from yoshi1001:Do stamps in league go in both the badge and card stickers?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #445 from alakadeka:Thanks, I'll let them know on both
master_trainer_pat says, "ok"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #446 from sd_pokemom:The leagues that are behind, like mine...will we be able to continue to get our kits, even though League is "over" (for those who started on time)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they will, we will support all leagues even if they are running behind."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, for those of you that waited, here is the Modified format."
master_trainer_mike says, "It currently allows you to use any cards form Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, Neo Genesis, Neo Discovery, and Southern Islands as well as all promo cards"
master_trainer_mike says, "except for Ancient Mew and Happy Birthday Pikachu. Also Neo Genesis Sneasel is Banned in this format."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can use basic energy from other sets but cannot USE stamped or different color promo cards form sets not allowed (so no W stamped Wartortles for example)."
master_trainer_mike says, "This format can start to be sanctioned on September 1st and willbe the format for the WSTS QT's."
master_trainer_mike says, "Over time this format will chaange but that is how it is for now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #447 from ecsts_winner_jeremy:could prizes like for the TMB of rare 1 of a kind cards be added to the prizes for the WCSTS? They would be a cheap yet valuable prize.
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #450 from yoshi1001:I'll make some "This site/I support(s) modified" stickers.
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #451 from pokesensei:Mike-mention if they can use promo Psyduck or not.
master_trainer_mike says, "You can of course use Promo Psyduck becuase it is a numbered Promo card. It does not matter whether it is a variant of a card form a previous set. If it is a numbered promo card (black star) it can be used (with the above exceptions of course)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming! Good to be back."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will post the Pokemon Gym results on the Pokegym soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Alright! We'll see you all next week. It was good to see some of you at Gen Con...Take it easy."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye"