Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, September 13, 2001
by Team Compendium


darkmt_mike says, "I would like to take this opportunity before we start today to have a minute of internet silence for all the people who have been..."
darkmt_mike says, "..so deeply affected by this tragedy."
darkmt_mike says, [moment of silence]
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks to all of you who showed up today. The MT's thought it would be better to go ahead with todays chat."
darkmt_mike says, "Today we have DMTM and DAS at the wheel."
darkmt_mike says, "MT Pat and MTMike are off doing things. Mike is still in VT. and Pat had a dentist appointment after trying to chew his way out of that cabinet from last week"
darkmt_mike smiles.
darkmt_mike says, "On to some questions!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #1 from crazy_nut_man:Any *hot n' spicy* news??
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm. We are looking forward to coming up with a schedule for Pokémon releases next year!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from crazy_nut_man:Response from 2 weeks ago (last week wasn't that helpful) "If I'd play with a Sabrina's Alakazam as active. I'd attach a Sabrina's ESP to Sabrina's Alakazam. Geodude was painted Psychic by Smeargle. Then you Psylink it's stone barrage (i'd have 2 figh on Sabrina's Alakazam). I'd flip 5 heads in a row. And miss the 6th. But I'd have Sabrina's ESP attached. How many more coins do i get to re-flip. You said "You have to reflip all of the coins." What do you mean by that?
darkmt_mike says, "It was not helpful because I did not answer it."
darkmt_mike says, "The answer is that you must reflip all six coins."
darkmaster_steve says, "so basically you wouldn't want to because you got 5/6"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #3 from crazy_nut_man:You say that Ditto opposite Brock's Ninetales with an evolution would be like the evolution. Since the evolution on Brock's Ninetales cannot use its Pokemon Power, can Ditto use the Pokemon Power?
darkmaster_steve says, "The evolution wouldn't have the power, thus, Ditto wouldn't have the power either."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #4 from crazy_nut_man:Can we use Southern Islands in WCSTS, since on your website we can use sets after Neo Discovery but, Southern Islands isn't a set. So the question is can you use Southern Islands or not in WCSTS?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes."
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from crazy_nut_man:So misdrevous promo 39???
darkmt_mike says, "It is?"
darkmaster_steve says, "Cool where do I get it?1"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from crazy_nut_man:Any plans on Vending Machine.....
darkmt_mike says, "WE are always planning...there is no schedule finalized for Pokémon next year."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #7 from peekachoo1:Are the QTs still going as scheduled?
darkmaster_steve says, "Except for New York which is being delayed they all should be going just fine, 212-633-1288 is the number to call to see when They are hold the one in new york"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #8 from crazy_nut_man:Is everyone ok for team Wizards.....
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. We had some people at Pro Tour NY over last weekend but they are all okay...thank the powers that be."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #9 from crazy_nut_man:Who's running the show???
darkmaster_steve says, "MEOWTH!"
darkmt_mike says, "Gengar as usual!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from crazy_nut_man:Word or Phrase of the day?
darkmt_mike says, "We have decided that there will not be one today."
darkmt_mike says, "Unless it is Never give Up! Never Surrender!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #11 from crazy_nut_man:WCSTS FORMAT??
darkmaster_steve says, "Still no word, we are still waiting for any confirmation."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #12 from pkmnx:So are you actually gonna be answering rules questions today?
darkmaster_steve says, "Has much has we do normally anyway."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from firefighter095:so has teh wcsts format ready to be announced??
darkmt_mike says, "No. It is still baking."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from oldman_405:Any word yet on the 2 day qualifier? where & when?
darkmt_mike says, "Not sure what you are refering to. Info is on our website."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #15 from crazy_nut_man:So what is going to happen to the WTC tower that you'd built?
darkmaster_steve says, "Has much has I would like to say something silly, there is just nothing silly about this. No word on the towers."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from pkmnx:Misdreavus IS promo 39...I have it. It's from League.
darkmaster_steve says, "thats good to know"
darkmt_mike says, "Congratulations...I have 5000 under my desk."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from chrisbo:Regarding Q2, the Sabrina's ESP would make you restart the entire flipping process until you get heads, correct? You may get more than six or less than six, just flip again until you get tails, right?
darkmt_mike says, "Restart the attack then...I see. What a waste of ESP!"
darkmaster_steve says, "For an event that should basically should never happen, I wouldn't worry to much"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from daytongl:Any clarification on the date mixup between the tourney finder and the WCSTSQT page for Cleveland yet?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope. I don't know. Will have to check it."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #21 from daytongl:Has the date for the Indianapolis QT been decided yet?
darkmaster_steve says, "any information we have, would be on our website, check there."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from whatever360:What's the correct term: "Baby Rule" or "Baby Power"?
darkmt_mike says, "Baby buggy bumpers!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Baby rulder"darkmt_mike says, "Both are okay."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from firefighter095:gengar ahs all teh power!!! :)
darkmt_mike says, "Yse eh dose!"
darkmaster_steve says, "and only you understood that....."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #25 from daytongl:When you play Trash Exchange, does Trash Exchange count in the total count or cards in the discard pile?
darkmaster_steve says, "No, you do not count trash exchange, you apply the effects of the cards then it goes to the discard."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from chrisbo:In Q1 you said that you are coming up for a schedule for Pokemon releases for next year. Any idea on when that schedule will be ready?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes I have many ideas for that.Chris!"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #27 from sd_pokemom:Any hints on the format for WCSTS? Please?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, I think you will need cards to play in it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from firefighter095:any news on if MBI3 will take place??
darkmt_mike says, "No news."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #30 from oldman_405:If player A, in attacking, takes his last prize & knocks his active out by his attack & has no bench, Player B has a bench to replace. Who wins. player A or B?
darkmaster_steve says, "neither it goes to sudden death."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from crazy_nut_man:How come we didn't get a new promo last week, weren't we suppose to get it last week? Or was the shipment just delayed???
darkmt_mike says, "You did."
darkmaster_steve says, "We give and we give, and all you say is more?!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Geeze... Meowth!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Promo Meowths for all my men!"
darkmt_mike says, "Gengar ate that promo!"
darkmaster_steve says, "And gals."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from crazy_nut_man:Is league still scheduled to resume as normal?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it is."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from firefighter095:will be a pokemon leauge season 3?? Some say there might not be
darkmaster_steve says, "we are planning on a season 3"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from whatever360:When will the 2001-2002 Pokémon DCI Floor Rules be available??
darkmt_mike says, "Sometime in 2003..."
darkmt_mike says, "Just kidding..it should be soon!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #36 from aaron_the_great:What is the Trainer card Lt. Surge good for besides preventing my cup from leaving rings on the desk?
darkmaster_steve says, "very small paper airplanes."
darkmt_mike says, "Reflective value?"
darkmaster_steve says, "Sun mirror."
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth's Scratching post..."
darkmt_mike says, "Many stupid questions about it?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from oldman_405:Regarding the 2 day qualifier - You're site says, for the last several weeks, there will be 1 2 day mall qualifier & to check back soon for details. No info yet?
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah..I have none."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from lance313:Do you have any knowledge of when the League Locator feature on the Wizards website will be repaired?
darkmt_mike says, "I know that they are working on it!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #38 from pkmnx:Hey, if we word a Limited Wish/Wish correctly, will you tell us what the format is?
darkmaster_steve says, "there is no correct way to word a wish spell, I once had a player do up a 3 page wish, (written down) and I was still able to find holes..."
darkmt_mike says, "You can try...."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from firefighter095:whcih hotel in san diego will teh MT'S be staying at??
darkmt_mike says, "I vote fo the one on the Beach!"
darkmaster_steve says, "I will be in the alley out back. where ever it is."
darkmt_mike says, "LoL"
darkmt_mike shakes his head.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #40 from whatever360:What happens if you play Misty's Wrath with less than 7 cards left in your deck?
darkmaster_steve says, "Same thing that happens with a proffessor oak. You would draw all the cards, keep 2, and continue, you lose at the start of your next turn if you haven't won already."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #41 from chrisbo:Re Q26, So in other words your still scheduling the Schedule for next year's scheduled releases, right? Bwahahahaha!!! ;)
darkmt_mike says, "No...we have it all scheduled..but we just don't want to tell you Chris!"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #42 from pkmnx:Steve, do you still need Meowths for your as-yet-unidentified Meowth structure?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, I still need meowths, although I am going to need a few other materials I think for it,"
darkmaster_steve says, "but I should be able to get those myself"
darkmt_mike says, "Like Hair Balls?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #44 from firefighter095:what kind of side gyms will they have this year at the WCSTS and will they bring back erika's challenge??
darkmaster_steve says, "we don't know... I think there will be a weedle stomping contest. (hosted by me...."
darkmaster_steve says, "Trying at least."
darkmaster_steve says, "but remember you can always do that for free."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from oldman_405:I know this isn't your area but, the DCI sanctioning page still does not let you sanction a modified format tournament. When will the modified format show up or do I sanction it under constructed?
darkmt_mike says, "You will have to contact the DCI about that at DCI@wizards.com."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #45 from pkmnx:what's the address to send meowths to again?
darkmaster_steve says, "PO box 707 Renton Wa. 98057-0707, Address them to Customer services Attn : Dark Apprentice Steve & Meowth, Please sign them too!"
darkmaster_steve says, "whoops"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from pkmnx:Ouch...a weedle stomping contest...wouldn't that hurt with the stingers and all?
darkmt_mike says, "We use anti stinger boots."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from lance313:Is the Flying/Floating Pikachu promo still scheduled for release for season 8, which is currently under way?
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth popped all of his balloons."
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from firefighter095:MTJM woudlent allow that. is teh convetion center enar the beach??
darkmt_mike says, "I don't know who that is."
darkmt_mike says, "..but I hope it is near the Beach...cats don't like water."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #49 from pkmnx:Unown N and Sprout Tower stack, right?
darkmaster_steve says, "Correct."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #50 from wizo_sensei:Hey Steve,how many Meowths have you recieved and when are you going to finally start building something?You can`t be an apprentice forever...;-)
darkmaster_steve says, "I actually have not recieved to many, although I think I may have enough, Hopefully."
darkmaster_steve says, "or at least soon."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #51 from pkmnx:OK, unown N and sprout tower stack...but, say, two Unown N's would NOT stack, correct?
darkmaster_steve says, "Correct, in fact, if you have 2 out they turn off completley."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from arcanine21:RE: 47 my league already got the floating/flying pikachu, so it isnt scedulated, its already out?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it should be schedulatedish now."
darkmaster_steve says, "Wow, that just hurts."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from firefighter095:its MTM my typings bad. we shoudl ahve a pikachu stomping contest
darkmt_mike says, "er...MTM's typing is not that bad...prove your MTM."
darkmt_mike says, "What is your title at WotC?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #54 from charwolf:Was there ever a ruling on Erika's Dratini and unowns combined powers?
darkmaster_steve says, "I don't know what you mean by the combined power..."
darkmaster_steve says, "Sorry"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #55 from whatever360:Re Q# 40: Misty's wrath does not let you _draw_ any cards, it let's you _look_ at them - that's why I asked!
darkmaster_steve says, "The answer is the same."
darkmaster_steve says, "You wouldn't lose until the start of your next turn."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from firefighter095:noim not him. I said teh guy ui refferdvto was him
darkmaster_steve says, "creating a new language are we?"
darkmt_mike says, "Oh I rea tract mey statemenent abot it tehn."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #57 from darkstalker0:Does resistance prevent self-damage i.e painted CHANSEY =)
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, but I don't think your opponent will be nice enough to paint him to a psychic pokemon"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #58 from indigomaster33:If my opponent successfully uses Steel wing, and i gust it or double gust it, will the effect of steel wing stand?
darkmaster_steve says, "No the effects are gone when it is benched."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #59 from charwolf:Ok. Say we have Sneasel vs Erika's Dratini. I have an Unown D. Does Erika's Dratini then become immune to sneasel?
darkmaster_steve says, "Reduction happens first, then you deal with powers of pokemon, so.... if Sneasel did 80 damage, it would be reduced by 30 because of the unown, and then down to 10 because of the power."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #60 from aaron_the_great:Do you like Meowth's Party? Do you like the English, Japanese, or Japanese TV Size best?
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth Party? I didn't know he had a party, I was gone all last week, that would explain why my desk was a mess!? MEOWTH! COME CLEAN THIS UP!!!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from oldman_405:Trivia - Do you know where the league is that has the largest # of members is located? How about largest turnouts for tournaments besides QT's & the STS's?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. It is right here at our offices!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #62 from pkmnx:Re:#58: does the same hold true for Swords Dance?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, if scyther leaves the bench, his effects is gone."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #63 from indigomaster33:If I use Sputter vs. Gio. Machamp will sputters effect come before Fortitude?
darkmaster_steve says, "No, you apply the damage first, (check to see if the pokemon is knocked out, and any effects of that) then you apply the effects of the attack, (paralyze, confuse, sputter.)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from chrisbo:Another Misty's Wrath question... If you only have one card left in your deck, can you use Misty's Wrath? It says "choose 2 cards", but you don't have 2 cards in your deck. Can you still play it?
darkmt_mike says, "You can still play it. You would only be able to keep the one. It does not stop the card from being played."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #66 from wizo_sensei:I know this was asked before,but I want to clarify this.If I use "Unknown N" as the face down card for Blain`es quiz #3,does the opponent have to guess "Unknown" or "Unknown N" as the correct answer?
darkmt_mike says, "Sensei! I'm appaled that you don't know this one!"
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmt_mike says, "You must use the whole name!"
darkmt_mike says, "N and all!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #67 from firefighter095:If wobuffets counter hits giocvannis nidoking since wobuffet is physcic woudl iot do double fdanmage top nidoking??
darkmaster_steve says, "If I understand your question, yes it would do double damage."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from crazy_nut_man:Does ditto also copy the name of the pkmn???
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from wizo_sensei:I`m just clarifying this for someone......
darkmaster_steve says, "do they know that?"
darkmt_mike says, "Thank goodness..I thought you didn't know it and was going to revoke your Judgship!"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #70 from aaron_the_great:Meowth's Party was great! He was playing an electric guitar all night! He does it every Monday at Club Rocket!
darkmaster_steve says, "I wonderd why he asked where the plugins were. Well, now I know...."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #71 from charwolf:In general, can you decide what order powers on your side take effect in where applicable?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes.... but if it is for the same thing that causes the effect, the player who controls them chooses the order that those effects happen."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from whatever360:In which steps does an attack occur exactly? (like anouncing that you want to attack, check for "Baby buggy bumpers" :) (if necessary), anouncing which attack your going to use...)
darkmt_mike says, "You announce what attack you are using and then flip for the bumper."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from firefighter095:will ferligator be allowed in teh WCSTS?? some wizpog topis were saying it mght not be
darkmt_mike says, "Well... he chewed through several layers of chairs and STS shirts last time so we are reviewing his work schedule."
darkmaster_steve says, "he made such a mess last time, it took us hours to clean it up, and scared Meowth half to death!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #75 from peekachoo1:Re: 59 I thought it was ruled that you can choose which Pokemon Power comes first.
darkmaster_steve says, "Umm, that is what I said..."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from oldman_405:Is Team compendium going to judge at the WCSTS?
darkmt_mike says, "We are planning on having them...as long as they behave..."
darkmt_mike says, "...er well behave most of the time."
darkmt_mike says, "...The former is not possible."
darkmaster_steve says, "Because... like I said before, you apply the reduction power first, then you would apply Dratini's power. (the effect of unown reduces the damage before it happens, the replacement of damage by dratini's power is done after.)"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #79 from charwolf:Wow. Can we have that anwser in english? And then can you explain why Erika's dratini backed by an Unown D would not be immune to Sneasel?
darkmaster_steve says, "See above"
darkmt_mike says, "More sarcasm next time. Please."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #80 from firefighter095:do you think we should have a pikachu stomping ciontest??

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from wizo_sensei:LOL.If you would have,I`d just take away all your Maple Bars and make you beg for my forgiveness! ;-)
darkmaster_steve says, "Maybe a Pikachu slapping contest."
darkmt_mike says, "No!"
darkmt_mike says, "Never!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from aaron_the_great:How will we get to the STS?
darkmaster_steve says, "Hopefully drive, fly, walk, or some other way"
darkmt_mike says, "Drive"
darkmt_mike says, "Fly"
darkmaster_steve says, "you could jog"
darkmt_mike says, "Train"
darkmaster_steve says, "or run"
darkmt_mike says, "Plane"
darkmt_mike says, "Boat"
darkmt_mike says, "Walk"
darkmaster_steve says, "but I would leave the flying to the planes."
darkmt_mike says, "Bicycle"
darkmt_mike says, "float"
darkmaster_steve says, "horse"
darkmaster_steve says, "please no dragons this year. They make such a mess."
darkmt_mike says, "I will get there any way possible....and I will not let any terrorists stop me from flying."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #82 from firefighter095:tehn why hurt MTM's favorite pokemon
darkmaster_steve says, "Why do you think we are DARK trainers?"
darkmaster_steve says, "Fun..."
darkmaster_steve says, "Something to do while board."
darkmt_mike says, "Please we have to hold up our Darkness reputations!"
darkmaster_steve says, "To much of a supply of weedles in the world."
darkmaster_steve says, "Prove a point."
darkmt_mike says, "They are Ying we are Yang"
darkmaster_steve says, "ZZZzzzZZZ"
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm no questions?"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth...."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from purity1:are associate tc members also expected to behave?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes!"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
darkmt_mike smiles.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #84 from peekachoo1:Re: Unown +Erika's Dratini. I'm very confused. First you say you apply Unown N's power first, then you say you can choose which Power comes first??
darkmaster_steve says, "These effects are not checked at the same time... Therefore you don't get to choose the order of these. One is done when the attack is made, the other changes the damage when damage is being done, two diffrent times, so they take effect in that order."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from oldman_405:What! No Dragonites at the WCSTS?
darkmt_mike says, "Supersonic."
darkmt_mike says, "Maybe a clue."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from firefighter095:you think teh wcsts will eb bigger then the ecsts
darkmt_mike says, "Don't know."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from wizo_sensei:About hat behavior thing....I agree but you MT`s should talk....;-)
darkmt_mike says, "We are expected to behave badly...it is what makes us so appealing ;)"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
darkmaster_steve nods solemnly.
darkmt_mike smiles.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from soslowpoke:will we get promo #40 before the end of the year?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #93 from firefighter095:will unknown j be allowed at teh WCSTS??
darkmaster_steve says, "yes..."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from puritys_echidna:aww man... so we have to behave too?! where's the fun in that!
darkmt_mike says, "Yes everybody must behave except the Dark Masters!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from peekachoo1:Final date on Neo Revelation?
darkmt_mike says, "You have a final date?!!!!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from arcanine21:re 85 about the dragites supersonic, as in the promo's attack supersonic flight?
darkmt_mike says, "Sure."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from firefighter095:wioll that tim grren look alike judge be back at the sts this time?? he was cool and a frindly guy
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno yet."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from soslowpoke:No 40...gasp..does this mean no more new Promo cards til next year?
darkmt_mike says, "Have we ever gone in order?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #102 from soslowpoke:Will we see the Shiny Magikarp and Gyrados cards in Neo: Revelation?
darkmaster_steve says, "You may see the shiny Magicarp, and Gyrados, but I plan to horde them all, so don't bet on it."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #103 from puritys_echidna:and 'straw masters', right? ;) anyway since steve is just an apprentice that means him and his rogue meowth must behave too, right?
darkmaster_steve says, "No see, the rules are only for the Master Trainers, so because I am only an apprentice the rules do not pertain to me, (it's good to have a lawyer in the family.)"
darkmt_mike says, "Ever tried to get Meowth to behave?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from chrisbo:He said that TC is supposed to behave, he just didn't say "how" we should behave. Bwahahaha!!! (see, we can be dark too...).
darkmt_mike says, "All judges must behave!..except Dark ones."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #105 from soslowpoke:What is the English translation on the "Shining" in cards like Shining Mewtwo, etc..?
darkmaster_steve says, "Shining = To be reflective."
darkmt_mike says, "To sine unerringly!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from arcanine21:re: sure? it was a yes or no question. were you refering to supersonic flight or supersonic because supersonic flight makes more sence.
darkmaster_steve says, "ok, I am lost."
darkmt_mike says, "I'm so confused...I was talking about Maple Bars wasn't I?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #107 from peekachoo1:RE: 96 Do you have the final date on when the next Pokemon set called Neo Revelation or Neo 3 in english will be coming to stores?
darkmaster_steve says, "Some time in Oct. Otherwise, I dont' know."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from soslowpoke:Will there be any more new promo cards this year?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."
darkmaster_steve says, "sometime I am sure."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #110 from lance313:Does that mean there WILL be another new promo, either at League or at the STS?
darkmaster_steve says, "again sometime I am sure"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from soslowpoke:Around how many cards are in Revelation?
darkmt_mike says, "millions."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from aaron_the_great:You're hoarding the special Magikarp? Good because having super rare Pokémon all over the place would be a sacrilege!
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm."
darkmaster_steve says, "super rare? I don't know what you mean? They will most likely be rare."
darkmaster_steve says, "no such thing has super rare."
darkmt_mike says, "We don't make Super Rares....."
darkmaster_steve says, "Except the master trainer cards. (DMTM's Gangar.) MTP's Scyther, ect"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from firefighter095:you think the team rocket craze will catch on and well see nmore poeple in team rocket costuimnes at teh STS??
darkmt_mike says, "Er...I don't know."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #114 from crazy_nut_man:Slowking w/ Chaos Gym is in play. The person playing the trainer would get to pick which coin flip to do first right???
darkmaster_steve says, "Not quite true, whoever is active would check his stuff first, (so if he had the gym out that would be the first to flip for,"
darkmaster_steve says, "if someone had them both they would choose which one went off first."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from oldman_405:DMTM - Are you disappointed at the response to your "A Modest Proposal"? Any more clues you can give us?
darkmt_mike says, "No I'm not disappointed..I just throw them out there and then don't worry about them."
darkmt_mike says, "This one was not really very sneaky in any case."
darkmt_mike says, "Next one will be."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #116 from calathon:Has anyone asked about Brock's Rhydon with Metal and Ericka's Dratini? We have conflicting rulings in the Compendium about what happens if this Combo is used
darkmaster_steve says, "No, no one has asked about this."
darkmt_mike says, "Why would anbody put Vanilla on long johns?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from soslowpoke:DMTM- what do you say about Vanilla long johns from Dunkin Donuts?
darkmt_mike says, "Yuck!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #118 from calathon:Would an attack that places Damage Counters trigger Focus Band if the Defender was KO'ed from it?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, because it doesn't matter how the damage counters landed on it, if it was an attack and it would be KO'ed, then you check the band."
darkmaster_steve says, "United Zealand states?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from firefighter095:due to teh tragedy in the UZSA will the new pokemon johto championship cartoons be postiponed?
darkmt_mike says, "We have no way of knowing here."
darkmaster_steve says, "United Zealand states?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #121 from firefighter095:if someoen has 3 slowkings ot they get to use his attack all 3 times??
darkmaster_steve says, "No, they would only get to attack once... like any other pokemon..."
darkmaster_steve says, "However if their opponent tried to play a trainer, then they would get to use their power all 3 times."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from wizo_sensei:You must behave unless you`re a "Dark" judge,eh?....Well,TC has joined the Dark Side...:-) Dark `Sensei mwahahahaha
darkmt_mike says, "Only the Dark Master himself can make you Dark..."
darkmt_mike says, "You are Cocoa Masters."
darkmt_mike says, "Not quite dark"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #126 from calathon:B's Rhydon (with a Metal attached) is on the Bench with E's Dratini.
darkmaster_steve says, "are they friends? How did they meet?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #123 from aaron_the_great:Pokémon that are different colors should be super rare, and since having them as normal rare would be lousy, it's good that they are being hoarded.
darkmaster_steve says, "I have headache now...."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from soslowpoke:Would there be an STS only promo?
darkmt_mike says, "I cannot say."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #127 from calathon:You have a B's Rhydon (with a Metal attached) on the Bench with E's Dratini. A bench attack does 30 damage to Dratini. You use Bench Guard. How much damage, if any, is done to Dratini or Rhydon?
darkmaster_steve says, "Well, has long has the pokemon attacking the bench is a basic, then it would reduce the damage to 0, (moved to rhydon, and reduced by 10) if that is what you are asking."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from soslowpoke:Would a Vanilla Long John with maple syrup all over it pass to you as a Maple Bar?
darkmt_mike says, "I'm very afraid of eating my shorts on this question."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from firefighter095:USA my trypinss is bad. will nseasel be banned for teh wdcsts since he was banned for teh qualifier?
darkmt_mike says, "If he is even involved in the WCSTS is the question..."
darkmt_mike says, "We do not have an answer yet."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from soslowpoke:Does Wizards have any plans on doing things with NOA for the Card-e reader or Pokemon Trading Card Game for Game Boy2?
darkmt_mike says, "We are always looking at options for Pokémon cards."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from calathon:Team Compendium has not gone completely Dark, we're just Dim. Hey, wait...
darkmaster_steve nods solemnly.
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah"
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #133 from oldman_405:Any baby pokemon active vs. a Quilava with no energy but the player has a Elekid on the bench. Elekid only has to get 1 heads to do 20 damage correct? Not flipping for the baby rule since elekid's power is used.
darkmaster_steve says, "correct, you are doing a pokemon power, not an attack."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from chrisbo:Cocoa Masters - "I'm cookoo for Pokemon, cookoo for Pokemon". Is that what you're saying? :p
darkmt_mike says, "Yes the new breed of Masters. Not quite Light not quite Dark."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from firefighter095:will they have promos put in the bag like tehy did at teh ecsts with jugglkyouff
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from peekachoo1:Is the Rocket on format probably going to be used again for the WCSTS?
darkmt_mike says, "I know but can't say."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from pkmnx:Just to confirm: I'm planning to hand out a home-made STS promo at one of the qualifiers...this is ok, right? It's free, so...
darkmt_mike says, "We can in noway support or condone fake cards. That is all I can say about it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from oldman_405:An STS only promo would not fall in line with previously stated remarks that Wizard's does not want to make the cards that hard to get, BUT a "QT & STS only" promo card could fall under "not that hard to get"
darkmt_mike says, "We never said there would be one...we never said there would not."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from soslowpoke:Promo 41 is Magikarp isnt it...
darkmt_mike says, "No. It's Gengar in Hawaii!"
darkmaster_steve says, "which is where I want to be...."
darkmaster_steve smiles.
darkmt_mike smirks.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from soslowpoke:Did you pass down my idea for the Vending Sets from last week yet?
darkmt_mike says, "No if I pass it down that would be to the garbage. Pass it up is what you want....No need to we have been thinking about it for years already."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #144 from firefighter095:if we put him ona leash are we allowed to bring a wobuffet to teh sts?? hehe just gotat wonder
darkmaster_steve says, "sorry, NO GHOSTS at all... I bet he never gets it...."
darkmt_mike says, "Hey! Must be Ghosts. Gengar get the key to the cabinet."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #142 from puritys_echidna:"not quite light, not quite dark" um... wouldn't that make us "normal" masters then? man you're confusing...
darkmaster_steve says, "Trust me, you are FAR from Normal!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Normal? You are anything but normal!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from oldman_405:Thanks again for having a format at the QT's. Now I wish that the side tournaments for open age events would follow the same format. For Wichita this Saturday it is the open format. I much, much, much prefer any format as opposed to open.
darkmt_mike says, "We will have all kinds and your quite welcome!"
darkmt_mike says, "DAS dragged away to the cabinet by Gengar!"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from purity1:well...if we are anything but normal, then we MIGHT be dark...
darkmt_mike says, "Just Cocoa."
darkmt_mike says, "He got out!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #148 from pokedadd:if you have sprout tower in play with one steel energy attached to chansey what damage does chansey take with double edge
darkmaster_steve says, "Here is your math lesson for today... 80 -30, -20, = 30."
darkmt_mike says, "No more questions?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from firefighter095:wikll we ahve tow atch our backs at teh sts for a gengar on the loose or will he be under control??
darkmaster_steve says, "Under control,"
darkmaster_steve says, "do you think DMTM can control any pokemon?"
darkmt_mike says, "You will have to watch your backs he scratches from behind!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #151 from oldman_405:For #148 - Add a Unown N on your bench, you have Chancey, & you take 0 damage
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, and if you add some sugur, and some Chocolate, you can make some nice Brownies."
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #152 from peekachoo1:If Steelix has 3 metal energies and he's facing a Clefable. Clefable attaches a dark energy to himself and does tail crush and flips tails, does it do 0 or 10 damage?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, you would still do 10 damage."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from firefighter095:will they ahve a big sneasel walking around liek theyb did last year with pichu??
darkmt_mike says, "No Sneasel's agent does not allow him to do guest appear...er eating frenzies."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #155 from crazy_nut_man:So if i'd played 3 Slowkings and my opponent plays a Chaos Gym, then my opponent wants to play Oak, the opponent must flip for chaos first right??
darkmaster_steve says, "Correct."
darkmaster_steve shakes her/his head.
darkmt_mike shakes his head.
darkmt_mike says, "Things are posting slow here are apologies."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from pkmnx:On Genesis Clefairy's Squaredance, it says you "may" search your deck for a basic energy for each heads. So this is optional?
darkmt_mike says, "May means it is opptional."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from peekachoo1:Are the 15+ tourneys for the QT DCI sanctioned
darkmt_mike says, "If the TO's choose to sanction them they are."
darkmt_mike says, "We are getting to them as fast as possible but it is taking a while to post today!@"
darkmt_mike smiles.
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from puritys_echidna:you know... if you keep shunning poor sneasel like that her agent is going to get the lawyers after you... and you don't want to see what a lawyer and 4 dark energy can do...
darkmt_mike says, "*Shuuders*"
darkmt_mike says, "Probably no Sneasel at the WCSTS this year."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #161 from oldman_405:Smeargle is on my bench. My opponent just did riptide for 120 damage. I make Smeargle active & do how much damage? 120, (same as opponents did) or 10 if I don't have water energy in my discard pile?
darkmaster_steve says, "You copy the attack, not the damage or the final effects of that attack, thus, unless you have some water energy in your discard you are doing 10 damage."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from firefighter095:just a size question. which is bigger: The meadowlnads expio center or the San Dieco Convention Center?
darkmt_mike says, "I have never seen the San Diego site so I don't know."
darkmaster_steve says, "They didn't think I could play the game when I got hired, so I was not allowed to go to the one in San Diego, so I don't know."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from firefighter095:willthere be a hotel this year where all trainers can meet after teh wcsts closes up and battle?
darkmt_mike says, "I'm sure the players will congergate somewhere!"
darkmt_mike says, "They always do!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #164 from oldman_405:on #161 - If I had fire energy & 4 rainbow energy in my discard pile, could I count the 4 rainbow energy as water to do 50 damage?
darkmaster_steve says, "the rainbow are not in play and don't count has any type, so they don't have an effect on the attack."
darkmt_mike says, "Okay group thanks for coming out today. We had a good time. See you next week. Things are posting to slow here so we are through for today!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Bye bye,, MEOWTH!"