Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, September 20, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody! It's been a couple weeks for me, I hope everyone is doing as well as possible considering the terrorist attacks on the East Coast last week."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know if MT Mike will be joining me today but he's probably at some meeting somewhere fighting for the rights of Pokemon players worldwide so we'll get along without him for awhile."
master_trainer_pat says, "I was out 2 weeks ago getting my wisdom teeth removed...it actually wasn't too bad. Though I'm so sick of shakes and yogurt."
master_trainer_pat smiles.
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, gang...our chat server is still giving us problems I'm afraid"
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike is trying to login now as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone there?"
master_trainer_mike says, "ther...ther...ther......"
master_trainer_mike says, "ECHO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "echo.cho.cho"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi all. Sorry about the slow service, have to tell Pat to stop downloading all of those Dwight Yoakum mp3 files."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat cut it out!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "We experienced a server crash, but we seem to be up to speed."
master_trainer_mike says, "Please resubmit any questions you may have asked, we had to reset the server."
master_trainer_mike says, "Glads to be back here in the chat again."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I hear that DMTM and MT Pat havd done a super job whilst I was away."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat, stop with te Dwight Yoakum downloads!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1 from chrisbo:Do we have to resubmit our questions?
master_trainer_mike says, "Please do."
master_trainer_pat says, "That wasn't my extreme downloading of Dwight Yoakham mp3's that's to blame!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It was something entirely different..."
master_trainer_pat says, "yea that's it...."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.wotc_mel whispers the HP chat is still on for the end of the month

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from chrisbo:There are currently some conflicting rulings regarding whether Metal Energy on Brock's Rhydon would prevent damage transferred to it via "Bench Guard" (specifically with regards to Erika's Dratini). Please explain and elaborate. Thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "he Bench Guard Pokemon power takes place in step (h) well after attached energy effects are resolved (step e). So while you can move damage that would have"
master_trainer_mike says, "hit a benched Pokemon to Brock's Rhydon , if Metal energy is attached to Brock's Rhydon, it would NOT reduce that moved damage to zero."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bench Guard's redirection takes place during step h and that's past step G where the Metal would reduce it."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, what he said."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from chrisbo:If a player has Unown-D (or -M, or -N) on the bench and their Erika's Dratini gets attacked, does the Unown's Pokwmon Power take precedence or would the player get to choose which of the Pokemon Powers would activate first?
master_trainer_mike says, "The player would get to choose the order of the Pokemon powers taking place."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from pkmnx:Welcome back, MTM!
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks guys! Glad to be back."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from scrye_fung:"That HP chat still on for the end of this month?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from sd_pokemom:Any news about the format for WCSTS? Pleeeeeeezzzze?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure! But we can't tell you yet..."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from wallrus:How is retreat cost affected with Meganium in play?
master_trainer_pat says, "Retreat cost isn't changed but basically the Grass Energy cards now may be used as you would use a DCE to retreat with. So it will cost you less cards to retreat."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from feralshade:how can one acquire a Misdreavus promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is the Season 8 sticker grid card."
master_trainer_pat says, "Midreavus is a wacky lookin' Pokemon...and that's saying alot. Think of some of the others we have to compare it to."
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from firetrainer:Elekid use his Pokemon Power Playful punch and has a Dark energy attached to will the Defending Pokemon take ten more damage or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it will."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #12 from chrisbo:Re Q2, OK so if the Metal Energy effect is resolved in StepE, how would you handle it when Elekid's Playful Punch "does damage" to a pokemon with a Metal Energy attached?
master_trainer_pat says, "First of all, the part of Metal Energy's effect you're thinking of (the defense) happens in step G."
master_trainer_pat says, "Second, we're really not dealing with a similar issue here because all you're doing is using a Pokemon Power(outside of any damage dealing flow chart) to do damage to the defending Pokemon."
master_trainer_pat says, "You just announce that you're using the power, note that the defending Pokemon has Metal Energy on it and then reduce the damage during step G."
master_trainer_pat says, "I hope that's not too confusing...but it will probably generate a ton of other questions. Just trust me, it's not the same thing."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from sd_pokemom:When will the DCI Pokémon rules be updated? How can we submits apps for Modified tourneys if there are no guides?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I just found out that there has been some difficulty getting them up, my humblest apologies. I was told they would be up by 9/1. I have been very busy and out of the office."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will push to get them up for you all ASAP."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from whatever360:Igglybuff does Gaze on Slowking, then Igglybuff leaves play, is Slowkings PP still turned off??
master_trainer_pat says, "The Gaze Power is 'sits' on the Pokemon that it targeted unless that Pokemon leaves the bench. Nothing happens if Igglybuff leaves play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from wallrus:Chansey successfully scrunches and then S. Kadabra delivers a successful life drain. Does Chansey drop to 10 HP?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from magmar2000:So, what are those 2001 AL West Division Champion Mariners now? 106 - 40? =D
master_trainer_pat says, "Awww....Yea."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from firetrainer:Will Neo: Revelation have limited and on unlimited printing?
master_trainer_mike says, "Same as it ever was."
master_trainer_mike says, "Same as it ever was."
master_trainer_mike says, "Same as it ever was."
master_trainer_mike says, "Same as it EEEVVVEEER was."
master_trainer_mike says, "Letting the days go by!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Water flowing under."
master_trainer_mike says, "AND YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF"
master_trainer_mike says, "SITTING IN A POKEMON CHAT"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND YOU FIND YOURSELF"
master_trainer_mike says, "ASNWERING THE SAME QUESTIONS AAGAIN AND AGAIN"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND YOU MIGHT ASK YOURSELF"
master_trainer_mike says, "HOW DID I GET HERE"
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from chrisbo:Re Q11, Um, I thought Darkness Energy only applied to attacks. Are you sure it would work for powers (like "Playful Punch") too?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's right and I knew it(I really did!) I just never read past those first 9 words on Darkness energy and it doesn't mention attack until the next line."
master_trainer_mike says, "He was just testing you! Yeah that's it!"
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from samantha_129:PLEASE, MT's, can't you give us some sort of hint even for the format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure! It's not from France!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from pr_mysticzapdos:If I use Igglybuff's Gaze on a Giovanni's Machamp and knock it out, would it be knocked out or would it be able to flip for Fortitude?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, it wouldn't, but realize that you're going to have to KO G Machamp when it's still on the bench."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from purity1:it's nice to see you back, mtm.....
master_trainer_mike says, "thanks"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from aaron_the_great:The article "The 3 Masters" says that Master Trainer Mike and Pat played the same game DAY after DAY after DAY. What game was it?
master_trainer_mike says, "JARTS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmm"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tiddlywinks."
master_trainer_mike says, "thumb wrestling!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Parchessi"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO ummmmmm"
master_trainer_mike says, "errrrr"
master_trainer_pat says, "Monopoly."
master_trainer_mike says, "GNIP GNOP!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Skip Bo"
master_trainer_mike says, "GHOSTS & GOBLINS"
master_trainer_pat says, "Pick UP Sticks"
master_trainer_pat says, "Jenga!"
master_trainer_mike says, "KER_PLUNK"
master_trainer_pat says, "Pitfall"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi ho Cherry O"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK Enuff."
master_trainer_mike says, "ok"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's not a game!"
master_trainer_mike says, "CANDYLAND!"
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from firetrainer:Would a Metal energy attach to a Elekid reducese the Damage it would do with it's Pokemon Power Playful Punch?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. I'm sure on this one. MEtal says nothing about attacks only!"
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from puritys_echidna:(sniff) mtm is back and singing again.... how we missed thee... brings a tear to the eye
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, you say that NOW!!!! :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's not a tear that's an eye booger"
master_trainer_mike says, "ewww"
master_trainer_pat says, "sorry"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from whatever360:Igglybuff does Gaze, is Scooped up and placed on the bench again (all in one turn); it can now turn off _another_ Pokemon Power, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's right."
master_trainer_mike says, "WRONG!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wrong"
master_trainer_pat says, "I mean wrong"
master_trainer_pat says, "it's wrong"
master_trainer_pat says, "wrongo"
master_trainer_pat says, "it's wrong"
master_trainer_mike says, "You would NOT be able to use the power again that turn, regardless....."
master_trainer_mike says, "CANASTA!"
master_trainer_pat says, "stop typing your follow up question Chrisbo."
master_trainer_mike says, "no....we meant........."
master_trainer_pat says, "Go Fish"
master_trainer_mike says, "MUMBLEYPEG!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from pr_mysticzapdos:Do you have a general idea of when you plan to announce the WCSTS format?
master_trainer_pat says, "late"
master_trainer_pat says, "rr"
master_trainer_pat says, "but before the STS"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from chrisbo:So is MT_Mike going to wear that big oversized white suit like the Talking Heads guy ("same as it ever was...")? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "HEY! Have you been looking through my warddrobe???"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from wallrus:Does each player get a prize card when E. Dragonair executes Take Away?
master_trainer_pat says, "No prizes for anyone."
master_trainer_mike says, "its prizeless..........."
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmmmm........."
master_trainer_mike says, "THE JAR JAR BINKS BOARD GAME!"
master_trainer_mike says, "no wait it was......"
master_trainer_mike says, "Trivial Pursuit, the Disney Edition!"
master_trainer_mike says, "or maybe......."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Richochet Racers Wild West Target Set"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #29 from arcanine21:re:25 (the one about gaze and scooping up iggly) but if you played a new iggly while the first was in play both of em could gaze so what if you switch igglys could you gaze with the second? how would your opponent know if you switched igglys or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "If you're trying to confuse your opponent like that then you get no Gaze"
master_trainer_mike says, "You would have to prove that it was a second Igglybuff you were bringing into play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from whatever360:re q#25: Did I get that right, you said I'm wrong? If so, please explain why!
master_trainer_pat says, "Because you already used Gaze from that Iggly. during your turn. You can't use it more than once a turn."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from aaron_the_great:It looks like you guys play a lot of games, but which ones were on the computer?
master_trainer_mike says, "I started with Zork!"
master_trainer_mike says, "THen Rogue"
master_trainer_mike says, "Miner 2049er"
master_trainer_pat says, "Asteriods in the local Safeway in 1978 started me off."
master_trainer_mike says, "Letaher Goddess of Phobos"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ultima I"
master_trainer_pat says, "Then Atari and Apple 2 and Commodore 64 (Jumpman)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually played tic tac toe on a huge computer at Hewlett Packard with my dada back in 1972"
master_trainer_pat says, "and Temple of Apshai(sp?)"
master_trainer_mike says, "He used to bring us home boxes of punch cards and computer tape for us to play with"
master_trainer_pat says, "and Bard's Tale, Wizardry and Zork 1-3"
master_trainer_mike says, "I remember Temple of Apshai!!1 You find a red square on the screen, look on page 72 to see what it is!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Boy those were the days..."
master_trainer_pat says, "yipes!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You kids nowadays have it SO easy with your virtual reality"
master_trainer_mike says, "and your cybernetic implants"
master_trainer_mike says, "and your genetically modified pets!"
master_trainer_pat says, "You don't even have to go outside to play in the mud..."
master_trainer_mike says, "when WE were kids our parents gave us a ROCK to play with"
master_trainer_mike says, "and were were happy!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey, I got a rock on a string"
master_trainer_mike says, "Well that was the new version, you were lucky!"
master_trainer_pat says, "From Bobco, of course!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Makers of Toast on a stick"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from wizo_sensei:Did you have a pet rock? :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Stick on a stick"
master_trainer_mike says, "and the sequal to Rock"
master_trainer_pat says, "I guess you could say that."
master_trainer_mike says, "Stick"
master_trainer_pat says, "I had Stick w/ a string on it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Man you were living all hoy paloy wren't you?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "when I graduated high school, I got a handful of gravel"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND WE WERE HAPPY!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from aaron_the_great:Rogue was super-high-tech; it had 26 different monsters!
master_trainer_pat says, "That's what I'm talking about!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I loved that game!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Had to trade in my stick AND my gravel to get it!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from lance313:How about the text based game Adventure. Go north. Look around. Down...
master_trainer_pat says, "You see a white house here."
master_trainer_pat says, "n"
master_trainer_pat says, "s"
master_trainer_pat says, "e"
master_trainer_pat says, "lok"
master_trainer_mike says, "Your lamp goes out!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You are eaten by grues!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Game over"
master_trainer_pat says, "look in mailbox"
master_trainer_pat says, "oww!"
master_trainer_mike says, "those were the days......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from pr_mysticzapdos:re25 There is no proof that the Igglybuff that you play after you Scoop Up isn't another Igglybuff cause your opponent can not look at your hand. So then therefore you could use it and its power, right? Otherwise I'm thinking this is a loophole. =/
master_trainer_pat says, "Right. So you don't get to Gaze at all."
master_trainer_mike says, "Unless you prove that it is a second Igglybufgf (show the other one in your hand)"
master_trainer_pat says, "To your opponent it's just the same one you just Scooped Up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from wizo_sensei:yeah,remember the secret passage and that dang annoying bat that stole your key.....
master_trainer_mike says, "That was the Atari 2600 Adventure!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Atari. Yeah. That was the goods."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you hit reset while you held the bat, you could push it into a wall and trap it there!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Very cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from sd_pokemom:RE: 1978--gee. considering that I was in my second year of college by then (eeeek!)...you guys are just *babies* (grin)
master_trainer_mike says, "Flattery flattery"
master_trainer_mike says, "And remember playing Archon???"
master_trainer_mike says, "That game was great!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That game rocked."
master_trainer_pat says, "Flat out."
master_trainer_pat says, "Rocked"
master_trainer_mike says, "Especially if you could beat that annoying Unicorn with the slow Earth Elemental!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from puritys_echidna:bah.... atari.... everyone KNOWS intellivision was better... they just fel victim to 'BETA-ism'
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure...especially that cool voice add on box"
master_trainer_mike says, "NOW ON TARGET"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, the neighbors had it. Sea Battle was fun."
master_trainer_mike says, "BOMBS AWAY"
master_trainer_mike says, "Though I will admit that I really liked playing the D&D cartridge for Intellifision"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from wallrus:MT's...I see you both are 40 something like me. I don't resemble a baby...
master_trainer_mike says, "Well you are guessing a bit high but not TOO far off."
master_trainer_pat says, "Gee...maybe I didn't say that I had to stand on phone books to reach the Asteroids controls..."
master_trainer_pat says, "I was 7."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from umbreon666:RE question 13 Igglybuff's PP says the chosen Benched pokemon's PP stops working until the end of this turn? Therefore if Igglybuff leaves play Gaze would stop at the end of the turn, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, but that would be the case whether Iggly stays in play or not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from firetrainer:Did any one of you play Moon Patrol? An atari game?
master_trainer_pat says, "in the arcades"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah that was fun, around the time of Berzerk, Robotron, Zaxxon, and later Mr. Do!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't forget Tron!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Aw...yea."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from sd_pokemom:Hey, what about ColecoVision? Frogger! DigDug!
master_trainer_mike says, "Donkey KONG!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Donkey kong and Montezuma's Revenge were the best games for that one...I think."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from whatever360:I thought if a Pokémon leves play, it looses all memory of what it did before (according to Jungle FAQ), so Igglybuff would forget that it already used Gaze that turn, no?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, this has been ruled on inconsistently in the past and so we will wait and ask at the rules meeting."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from puritys_echidna:personally i like night stalker... but sea battle was cool too.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from sd_pokemom:Tempest!! CrystalCastles!
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean Night Driver?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Night Stalker I remember but vaguely."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dragon's Lair!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Star Castles was fun too"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sinistar!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Moon Lander!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from umbreon666:I'm new - is this for pokemon or arcade games?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's for Pokemon...believe it or not..."
master_trainer_mike says, "But if no one asks any Pokemon questions then we try hard or is that hardly try to entertain you..."
master_trainer_pat says, "we just got all misty-eyed remembering our favorites from the past. Galaga gives me sore fingers just to think about..."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from puritys_echidna:(shudders) D&D on intellivision.... that giant scorpion on level 26 scared the hell out of me!
master_trainer_mike says, "it was my friend's system so I don;t think I ever got that far...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from whatever360:How should we play the Iggly/Scoop Up thing until we get the final ruling?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea, sorry. Could be argued either way."
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't use Scoop Up in Modified anyway right?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Though there is that Scoop Up card that requires a flip........"
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmmm"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #51 from firetrainer:If I use Smeargle's Paint attack on a colorless Pokemon change it to some other type other than colorless then on my next turn I use the Souther Island Mew's Rainbow Wave attack to attack the type of color of that I change that Colorless into will I
master_trainer_pat says, "Will you do damage? Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from wizo_sensei:What was that game that told you "what" kind of an opponent you were at the end?(i.e You were an adequate opponent).That game rocked!
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't remember that one."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure, my girlfriend sometimes says that..."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from aaron_the_great:I had both Dungeons and Dragons games for Intellivision!
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but do you still have them? I imagine they have not aged well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from lance313:You forgot the granddaddy of them all - Pong!
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, but for me that never really caught my fancy."
master_trainer_mike says, "Have you treid the new 3D Pong, came out last year?"
master_trainer_mike says, "whoopppeeeee.........................."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from puritys_echidna:alright... a real question. D. Wartortle, [D], and mirrormove. will Mirrormove do additional damage? (kind of a lame question, but i can't think of anything 'good' ^_^')
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from wizo_sensei:Wasn`t it Tempest?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not sure, though I can still hear the sound effects of that game filling my local arcade...;)"
master_trainer_mike says, "wokka wokka wokka"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from puritys_echidna:what do you mean 'not aged well'?! i still have my intellivision and all 87 games.... and if the thing worked i'd play it... -_-'
master_trainer_mike says, "makes a great paperweight??"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, I picked up a Colecovision a coupla years ago and it really couldn't keep my interest."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from sd_pokemom:What's the most important DCI Tourney rules to have my League players work on to prep for WCSTS? Keeping cards above the table, allow opponent to cut the deck, no trash talking, etc..any suggestions?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, make sure the deck is legal, you have copies of non-english cards outsiode the deck"
master_trainer_mike says, "all sleeves are the same"
master_trainer_mike says, "make sure to always flip for Cleffa if it is opposite another baby Pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "if you use dice, both players must agree on what is heads and what is tails"
master_trainer_pat says, "If you use Misty's Wrath keep those 7 cards away from your hand until you decide which ones to keep and discard."
master_trainer_mike says, "don't start your turn until the other player is completely done (like getting cards from Elm)"
master_trainer_mike says, "don;t play a trainer after playing Elm"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from mad_maxx:My DCI card got wet and peealed apart. If I glue it to construction paper and lamated it, could I still use it? It's still readable if thats important.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it's ok. As long as you have the number."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from oldman_405:Is it up to the TO's if they sanction their STS QT's or not? I thought they were all going to be sanctioned.
master_trainer_pat says, "All the QT's were sanctioned(or supposed to be). If yours wasn't, you should let dci@wizards.com know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from soslowpoke:Will there be new movie or video promos this year?
master_trainer_pat says, "No more new ones that I'm aware of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from sd_pokemom:RE: #58--this might be a good Akimbo or other article for the webiste?...I know this will be the first tourney for a lot of the kids in my League and probably for others...
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you for the suggestion. I will get on it soon :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from soslowpoke:Is there any plan on printing First edition Harry Potter cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "We won't be doing 1st ed. Harry Potter cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from soslowpoke:Will there be an HP chat tomorrow and could I ask you about HP now?
master_trainer_pat says, "It will be next Friday...I'd be glad to answer a few questions now if everyone is ok with that.(just a few now!)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from wizo_sensei:so Pat,I heard you had to go to the dentist because you tried to chew your way out of a cabinet...So says DMTM....:-)
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll get him back...."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from soslowpoke:If no more league promos this year...how will we be able to get new promos until next year?
master_trainer_mike says, "2002 league starts in January!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #69 from mad_maxx:Will the shinies be in neo3?
master_trainer_mike says, "shiny happy people?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from soslowpoke:Will the previously schedualed theme decks ever come out(i still dont have any Potions lessons)?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, they won't. The next set may have some....you gotta trade for potions lessons, it's probably the most important type. (fun too)"
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from oldman_405:I asked this last week but I don't trust the answer DMTM & DAS gave. I have Rocket's Zapdos as my only Pokemon. My opponent has his active & a bench. I attack with electroburn. This knock's out my opponent & I take my 6th prize. It also knocks me out. Who wins or does it go to sudden death?
master_trainer_mike says, "It goes to sudden death. You have both won, although for different victory conditions."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from soslowpoke:I know there are 2 foil stamped HP promos...but will there be any unique HP promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "I haven't seen any yet. Sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from purity1:yeah...im surprised people haven't been re asking all the rulings questions dmtm hasnt answered for 2 weeks...
master_trainer_mike says, "I hear he was at least entertaining :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "I know he makes me laugh :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from soslowpoke:Will HP Qudditch Cup Expansion have any new cards like new lessons or charecters?(and now i'm done with HP I'll be going now cya guys)
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not tellin' yet. You're gonna have to stew over it awile. ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from purity1:oh, yes, he was very entertaining :D
master_trainer_mike says, "we call him Funny-Boozer -Guy!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from pkmnx:MTM, are there any other Pokemon "structures" in the works other than Steve's Meowth thing?
master_trainer_mike says, "To be honest, with our lowered staff numbers, we are hard pressed to keep uyp with everything."
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT, maybe some of YOU Pokemon fans can make some structures for our events? Hmmmm?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now Spyhunter! That was game!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from chrisbo:I would like to apologize in advance for the next two questions I am about to ask... (puts on tomato-proof armor).
master_trainer_mike says, "Just means we grab the tomato-linear-accelerator then :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "I've got a box of tomatos right here..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from chrisbo:Some people claim that Ditto opposite Brock's Ninetales is to be treated as the Ninetales regardless of whether an evolution card is attached to it or not. Others say that it is to be treated as the attached evolution card. Which way is correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "It is to be treated as B. Ninetales, not the attached evolution."
master_trainer_mike says, "That is correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from pkmnx:Good idea...it's time for the GREAT WALL OF GASTLY!
master_trainer_mike says, "Go for it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from aaron_the_great:I'll make stuff! Send me your cards everyone!
master_trainer_mike says, "Okay-day!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #81 from chrisbo:Last Nov. you said that if you GOW a card laid down by LSSP, "it stays face down until it is attacked or attempts to attack". But in the WotC Rulings Document, the same question is answered that GOW triggers the "need to know" clause. Which is it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, LSSP says you must flip the card ovber if you ever need to verify what it is. Gust of Wind says to Choose 1 of your opponent's Benched POKEMON."
master_trainer_mike says, "So you MUST prove that it is a Pokemon for that Trainer card, thus it is flipped over."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from power_jedi32642000:I'm going to make a Pokemon structure out of 1st edtion charizards :P
master_trainer_pat says, "I hope it's a garage for a Matchbox car."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from whatever360:I have a aktiv Wigglytuff with a PlusPower attached; I have 2 benched Pokemon; my opponent has a Unown N benched. If I do-the-wave will it do any damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, the answer is the same as if there was a Darkness energy attached to Wiggly."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from puritys_echidna:oh come now.... everyone KNOWS you're making the 'ech du triomph' with german professor oak (professor eich) cards, right? ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "uhhh...Mike...did you make some sorta side deal or somethin'?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from power_jedi32642000:Since I am making a Pokemon strcuture of 1st edtion charizards, please send all your charizards to me :)
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, gee. I'm fresh out of ones to send out...anyone? anyone?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from aaron_the_great:I can't believe you didn't mention the game Zero Wing earlier. You even quoted it in this chat once.
master_trainer_mike says, "ok, mentioned"
master_trainer_pat says, "Truth is I never played Zero Wing I played Giga Wing which was a sequel or prequel or something. Giga Wing had the same translation problems though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from chrisbo:RE Q81 So basically, the only way a LSSP'd card is treated like a Pokemon is for the purposes of attaching energy & tools and such. Can you think of any other ways besides those two?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well actually, since an LSSP'd card is NOT checked for GMAE STATUS effects, you COULD still be in a game if your opponent knocked out all of your other Pokemon except for an LSSP'd card."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course, this would only save you the one turn...."
master_trainer_mike says, "And I can't believe you keep asking questions about one of the dumbest cards in the game (imho)."
master_trainer_mike says, "What's next, Pokeflute?"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee heee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #87 from wizo_sensei:Re:#81 So,if it was a Pokemon,that player with the GOW could not change his/her mind and if it wasn`t.would that person get to chose another?(I know someone will be asking these q`s in the future..)
master_trainer_pat says, "They couldn't change their mind if it was a Pokemon, you could pick a Pokemon if it wasn't"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from eevee2001:Scenario: My opponent has a Ditto with 40 damage and a gold berry (just attached). My opponent attacks and knocks out my Scyther. I bring up a Koga's Weedle (40 HP). Is Ditto knocked out (e.g. I replace my pokemon on my OPPONENT'S turn) or does the Gold Berry save it (e.g. I replace the Scyther BETWEEN TURNS)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Replacing a knocked out Active Pokemon takes place during the turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "BEFORE a Gold Berry goes off between turns. So in this case, the Ditto is KNocked out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from eevee2001:Sorry I missed the announcements, but has the WCSTS format been determined/announced yet? If not, when will we know?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing announced yet. We usually announce 2 months before hand."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from power_jedi32642000:what is an LSSP'd card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Lt Surge's Secret Plan"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from pkmnx:Hey, Pokeflute can be GOOD. Pokeflute a Cleffa then Telekinesis....
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from chrisbo:RE: LSSP - Beleive me, it's not me thinking up these crazy questions up. It's just that when you get it passed as the last card to you in a Booster Draft, people start wanting to know. ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "okay then"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from wizo_sensei:I have a great idea Mike.Why don`t we have a bonfire pep rally the night before the STS and we can all throw in our LSSP cards..:-)
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok"
master_trainer_mike says, "don't tempt me"
master_trainer_mike says, "how about Ditto flambe?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from pojo_glitch:I just got here. Anything new in the begining?
master_trainer_mike says, "well in the beginning there was light ...or soemthing"
master_trainer_mike says, "then there was ...whatever came after light"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #97 from chrisbo:Re Q87 ...But would you *have* to pick a pokemon to GOW if the opponent's LSSP'd card is not a basic pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes you would. You played the trainer."
master_trainer_mike says, "What about Super Mario Brothers!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from eevee2001:Mike, you are evil. Ditto > you.
master_trainer_mike says, "no, it's more like eeeee-vil, like the fueeeets of eeevil"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from sd_pokemom:Tetris!!
master_trainer_mike says, "And its many hundreds of variants....."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey gang, what was the name of the arcade game "Time something or other" where you flew a jet fighter and shot against flying ships of different time zones?"
master_trainer_mike says, "We can't remember it"
master_trainer_mike says, "360 scrolling and shooting baby!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Xevious was a also great!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Tutenkhan!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dig Dug"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bueller? Bueller?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Time Squadron was a good game too though!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok well it is time for us to go again! Thank you all for coming! Good luck at your local QT's :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you all next week."
master_trainer_pat says, "Talk to ya later."