Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, September 27, 2001
by Team Compendium (with very special thanks to Echidna)


master_trainer_pat says, "OK Everybody ready for another action-packed episode of Pokemon Wacky Wild Action Bike Shenanigans?"
master_trainer_pat says, "As soon as we get some more questions we'll get going..."
master_trainer_pat says, "There now...that's better...they're rollin' in now..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from slowking_man:I haven't been here for a while, so, any major development thingies?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, what kind of things would you consider major?"
master_trainer_pat says, "The Modified tournament format announcement was pretty important."
master_trainer_pat says, "Modified is just the name we've given to a new tournament format where you can only use cards from Team Rocket and after, with Sneasel banned."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from soslowpoke:So Neo Revelation is coming out in 2 weeks?
master_trainer_pat says, "Huh. That's news to me. I've been told to expect it at the end of October maybe the week before Halloween."
master_trainer_pat says, "If it comes out any sooner than that, I'll be pleasantly surprised."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from soslowpoke:What's Season 9's promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "There is no season 9 that I've heard of. Pokemon League year 2 ends with season 8."
master_trainer_pat says, "Some stores will continue to run a 'catch up' league at their discretion."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from soslowpoke:What are the theme decks for Neo Revelation?
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not seen any information regarding them yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from lance313:Will the WCSTS format be announced on the web site, the Gym or at the Chat next week, if not today?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to wait and see. I have no permission to announce it myself, hopefully MT Mike will"
master_trainer_pat says, "have something to say about it later."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from soslowpoke:What types are in the theme decks for Neo Revelations?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from soslowpoke:Any more new promo cards this year?
master_trainer_pat says, "Misdreavus"
master_trainer_pat says, "is the last one that I received"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from soslowpoke:What are the prizes you earn at STS Q's and how do you earn them?
master_trainer_pat says, "Some individual prizes are left up to the tournament organizer(I believe), the main prizes provided by Wizards are the trips to San Diego."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from soslowpoke:Hey this was like 2 months ago but do u remember me from GenCon Pat? I was like the last person you played on Sunday.
master_trainer_pat says, "The last person I played, Sunday...forgive me, but I don't remember you. Though I'm sure I would if we played again..."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #12 from soslowpoke:Do you or any of the other Master Trainers play any musical intruments?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I play the spoons, remember...."
master_trainer_pat says, "plink, plink plinkity, plink plink..plink."
master_trainer_pat says, "All that at not one lesson."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure about MIke, Mike or Steve."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from lance313:Any word yet on when the League Locator on the Wizards site will be working again?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope sorry. You can always call us here at 1(800)324-6496"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from pkmnx:Hey guys! If Revelation DOES come out before all the WCSTS QTs end, will we be allowed to use it?
master_trainer_pat says, "I've just been contacted by MT Mike he should be here soon with an announcement about the format.."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yahooo!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from soslowpoke:Some stores are "claiming" that their local store has received boxes of Neo Revelation already?
master_trainer_pat says, "They can claim all they want, but I wouldn't be able to tell you if any have any yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from indigomaster33:if neo revelation is realesed before any of the QTs will it be allowed in play?
master_trainer_pat says, "We should know in a moment..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hello everybody, how do ya do ya do!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you will be able to use Neo Revalation at the QT's after it copmes out."
master_trainer_mike says, "i WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE MYSELF TO YOU!"
master_trainer_pat says, "sush"
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry, old Benny Hill there...."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy"
master_trainer_mike says, "Is Pat taking good care of you?!?!"
master_trainer_pat says, "yes.I am."
master_trainer_mike says, "Collio!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So here is the big, fat announcemnt."
master_trainer_mike says, "The one you have all been waiting for."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have worked hard to get this announcement for you."
master_trainer_mike says, "Because the chat is the place for big, fat announcements"
master_trainer_mike says, "like the one I will soon be giving you."
master_trainer_pat says, "No Bothans have dies though.."
darkmt_mike says, "How fat is it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "This big, fat announcement has been brought to you by the MT's and Wizards of the Coast."
master_trainer_mike says, "Wizards of the Coast, maker of fine games such as Pokemon, and Harry Potter bring you big, fat announcements like this"
master_trainer_mike says, "so that you, the public can remain informed."
master_trainer_pat says, "Come on get to it, man!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Wizards, is a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc, which sometimes also brings you big, fat announcements."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hurry up, dude!"
master_trainer_mike says, "But not today!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We, the MT's will be bringing you the nig, fat announcement."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey, we're losing the crowd here."
darkmt_mike says, "*sigh*"
darkmt_mike says, "Tell them already!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So, after telling you this big, fat announcement, we will continue with our normally scheduled programming."
master_trainer_pat says, "d'oh."
master_trainer_mike says, "Which may include, singing, bad jokes, silly sayings, reminising about old videogame systems and even more"
master_trainer_pat says, "All the usual idiots ;)(that's me.)"
master_trainer_mike says, "BIG FAT ANNOUNCEMENTS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(whew)"
master_trainer_pat says, "ok"
master_trainer_pat says, "bye"
master_trainer_mike says, "So thank you for all coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week!"
master_trainer_pat says, "shoot."
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHZ!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, want to hear the big, fat announcement?"
master_trainer_mike says, "The one you have all been waiting for?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Waiut...what was it again Pat?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I forgot in all that silliness."
master_trainer_pat says, "The WCSTS...format."
master_trainer_pat says, "yea, that's it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh YEAH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, first let me tell you that at the next WSTS in December, we will be giving you (for small fees), FULLY SANCTIONED SIDE EVENTS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "YAY!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "hooo-haw."
master_trainer_mike says, "You will be able to play in sanctioned Unlimited side events, Modified side events, Booster Drafts, and even the Theme Deck Challenge."
master_trainer_mike says, "And each and every one of these events will be sanctioned with our competent judging staff there for your enjoyment."
master_trainer_mike says, "You will also be able to win and earn lots of cool cards as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "With these side events (full details coming on the web site soon), we will be running 4 main tournaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "One for ages 10 and under, 1 for ages 11 + 12, 1 for ages 13+ 14, and 1 for ages 15 and up."
master_trainer_mike says, "For each of these main tournaments (taking place on both Saturday and Sunday), the constructed deck format will be the new Modified format."
master_trainer_mike says, "This means you will be able to use cards from Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, Neo Genesis, Neo Discovery, Southern Islands, and Neo Revelation as well as all promo cards (except for Ancient Mew and Birthday Pikachu)."
master_trainer_pat says, "That means Black Star promo cards..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again, Neo Genesis Sneasel is banned."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pre-Release and Wizards stamped cards count for whichever set they were released in, so you cannot use the Pre-Release Aerodactyl for example as that is a Fossil card."
master_trainer_mike says, "Keep in mind that we are running an Unlimited Premiere Side event each day if you would rather play there, as well as other cool side events."
master_trainer_mike says, "This STS will have something for everybody!"
master_trainer_pat says, "cool"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will start taking phone registration for this event around October 8th. Details to come soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will tell you though that in order to participate in the main tournaments you will HAVE to pre-register. There will be NO walk ins allowed for the main tournaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course, anyone can walk in and participate in the side events as long as they are allowed to play in sanctioned events."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will also be the fun activities like Create a Card, get your picture taken with Pikachu, the onstage Trivia and so on."
master_trainer_mike says, "I, for one, can't wait. It should be great!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Now back to our regularly scheduled programming..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from soslowpoke:Is there any difference in price between a blue stamped Prerelease Clefable and a Green stamped one?
master_trainer_mike says, "the color?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that I know of..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from soslowpoke:I've seen "Pallet Town" badge books from year one. Are these special BAM ones or are they test league books?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know...though there's lot's of stuff that was done in small numbers when we were originally experimenting with the Leagues"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from slowking_man:How's the WCSTS coming along? Know where in San Diego it'll be?
master_trainer_pat says, "At the San Diego convention center."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from soslowpoke:I'm using Blaines Quiz #2(or which ever one has u tell your opponent the attack of the pkmn). I'm using it for Sabrina's Alakazam. Now since Sabrina's Alakazam's Power states that it has a copy of each [P] Pokemon's attacks that you have in play. Am I
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the S. Alakazam isn't actually in play, so it won't have copies of those attacks yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from lance313:Pat, promise not to play your spoons and I'll promise not to play my accordion at the STS. :p
master_trainer_pat says, "Deal."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat is a great Spooner!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from soslowpoke:Mike- what's the latest on when Neo Revelation comes out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, the date is still a wee bit flexible but looks like in October."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from puritys_echidna:what HAS been up with the server lately? is it ichat or your servers or what? its getting harder and harder each week :/
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno, we didn't have any problems this week. Though we have in the past, hopefully it will get fixed soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from indigomaster33:theme deck challenge? could you explane?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure! For a small fee, each participant gets a random theme deck. You then take part in a swiss tournament. Each participant gets a prize just for playing, and the top 8 get quite a bit more."
master_trainer_mike says, "A real test of your Trainer skills. Hope I don't get stuck with Lockdown!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from indigomaster33:the main event format???
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, includes Neo Revelation."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from lance313:When will the Deck Reg. Sheets be available, as well as the guardian permission slips?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are working to get those up soon, though they are already up for use at the QT's. You can download them now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from lance313:Can you reveal which hotel the MT's and guests are staying at yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, but no."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we don't even know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from pkmnx:Modified format huh....kinda anticlimactic, isnt it?
master_trainer_pat says, "What do you mean?"
master_trainer_mike says, "How so? You have been playing Unlimited for 2 years now. Modified was only played once and there are 150 additional cards added in (or will be by then)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides, the future of Pokemon is quite exciting (can't talk specifics yet). Solidified formats to test your skills are part of the overall Master Plan."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also, keep in mind that Modified will eventually be modified."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from soslowpoke:Whenabouts in October for revelation? Word on the streets say in 2 weeks...
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not heard anything like that...they've told us to expect it around the last week of October."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from lance313:So, Neo Revelations will be about 130 cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"
master_trainer_mike says, "One more word about the WSTS format."
master_trainer_mike says, "What is the point of making up strange and unusual formats every time? How can one compare ones skills and growth between them?"
master_trainer_mike says, "If I am the winner of playing Pokemon Tiddlywinks (where you flip cards instead of coins), how would I compare to someone being the winner of a 15/3 STS?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Without some consistentcy, world ratings and rankings become irrelevent."
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides, I know everyone is afraid of the big, bad Feraligatr."
master_trainer_mike says, "We beat it here consistenly, I'm sure you all can too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from soslowpoke:150 additional cards in Modified since the ECSTS? Let's see: 75 from Discovery, 18 for SI, 6 promos, that's 99...meaning Neo Revelations is 51 cards???
master_trainer_pat says, "He's estimating..."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm not sure of the Revelation size, that was just a quick guess. Probably more...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from pkmnx:Sorry, you guys have a good point...and besides, if the Gyms are ever taken out of Modified, it will get REALLy interesting.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, that WOULD be..........(hee hee hee)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from soslowpoke:Revelations...80 cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Now your just guessing..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from chrisbo:About the Booster Drafts at the STS, are they all going to be from the same set or are you planning on holding different expansion drafts throughout the day (i.e. 1pm=Neo block; 3pm=Gym Block; 5pm=BaseSet only (for us old-timers))?
master_trainer_pat says, "This is the first time for us doing something like this(at an actual event) so we're going to stick with the Gym series."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from soslowpoke:Will Shiny Magikarp and Shiny Gyrados be released in Revelation?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno, wait and see"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a secret."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #37 from soslowpoke:Any cards in Revelation that are nasty and we'll need to watch out for?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're kinda waiting to see what you guys decide are worthy."
master_trainer_pat says, "If we tell you what we like sometimes it steals the show for the rest of the set."
master_trainer_pat says, "No one tries new and interesting combos and stuff."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from indigomaster33:is it possible to get the translation for neo revelations enties power "legendary body"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from soslowpoke:Any Celebi's in Neo Revelation?
master_trainer_pat says, "Once again, you'll have to wait and see."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, what types of decks have you guys been playing lately?"
master_trainer_mike says, "It's always good for us to know what is going on, here is your chance to tell us."
master_trainer_mike says, "it would be very MINTY FRESH of you to do so :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #41 from slowking_man:You guys have any opinion on Nintendo's GameCube?
master_trainer_mike says, "I am going to wait and see, Nintendo has disappointed me too much in the past."
master_trainer_pat says, "Looks neat. I'm not really rushing out to put my name on the waiting list but the clips of Wave Race Blue Storm(I think that's the name) look cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from puritys_echidna:so would it be possible that some store are getting revelation already, or are they just trying to cause stir?
master_trainer_mike says, "Unsure, it seems too early but shipping times are so varied, I suppose it might be possible."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from pkmnx:What decks? I'm playing something nobody will ever think of facing at the chicago QT...(hint: stage 2 grass evo line)
master_trainer_mike says, "Erika's or Discovery Beedrill?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from puritys_echidna:i still play my minty cool psylink deck.. sure... it's not a contender, but its really FUN!
master_trainer_mike says, "GREAT!"
darkmt_mike says, "Neo3 is not out yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's the spirit"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from indigomaster33:since Modified is the WSTS format, does this mean Rocket will stay part of Modified
master_trainer_mike says, "For now................."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #46 from soslowpoke:Any plans for Vending Sets being released? I recall seeing an article in good old top deck about a coloring contest for it.
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmmm...the Magic 8-ball says "try again later'"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from chrisbo:There have been reports that a new direct-to-video release of "Mewtwo Returns" will be available on DVD & VHS in Nov. or Dec. (you can pre-order it on Amazon.com). My question is, do you know if there will be any promo cards included with it?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have heard there will be, but it is still being worked out, so no details yet, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from pkmnx:Erika's Beedrill? what's that? and no, not discovery beedrill...that's actually pretty popular, great vs. feral
master_trainer_mike says, "I said Eriak's OR Beedrill. Erika's Venusaur and Victreebel are pretty cool. See the "Under Siege" deck I wrote about months ago in our strategy area."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from sd_pokemom:Can you repeat the announcements please, for those of us who couldn't get into the chat until now? Thanks so much...
master_trainer_pat says, "The format for the main event at this year's WCSTS will be Modified."
master_trainer_pat says, "That includes Southern Islands and Neo Revalation"
master_trainer_mike says, "Also, for small fees there will be a vareiety of snactioned side events at the STS as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "Including Unlimited and Modified constructed tournaments, booster drafts, and even the Theme Deck Challenge!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Something for everyone!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from lance313:Any news that can be released on Year 3 of League?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, I am still in lots of meetings where we are finishing up the designs on it. It will be cool! Starting in Jan 2002."
master_trainer_pat says, "wacky"
master_trainer_pat says, "wild"
master_trainer_pat says, "action"
master_trainer_pat says, "bije"
master_trainer_pat says, "bike"
master_trainer_pat says, "bike"
master_trainer_pat says, "bike"
master_trainer_mike says, "uhhhhh"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from pkmnx:Does Theme Deck Challenge count as Limited(DCI-wise?)
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not decided yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from pkmnx:Oh, gotcha. Yeah, erika's venusaur would be great in the deck i'm running...(hint hint: think energy)
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmm.....energy............."
master_trainer_pat says, "We got an answer about the Igglybuff ruling from last week."
master_trainer_pat says, "You know the one where you use Gaze then Scoop Up Iggly and lay him down again"
master_trainer_pat says, "You could then use Gaze again on another Pokemon and basically use Gaze twice."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from pidgeodin:speaking of energies, how do you overcome the lack of steel energies to use pokemon like steelix?
master_trainer_pat says, "Rainbow Energy is invaluble for this."
master_trainer_mike says, "This means that ANY Pokemon attack or Power that can only be used once per turn, is reset if that Pokemon leaves play and that power or attack could be used again if that Pokemon came into play again that same turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "So how about them Chargers huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "That Flutie sure gets it done!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from sd_pokemom:MTM..jumping on the Chargers bandwagon? *grin*
master_trainer_mike says, "No, I have always been a Flutie fan. I wanted him over Rob Johnson back at the Bills."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Chargers are just LUCKY enough to have him :)\"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from pkmnx:Hey, MTM, Purity put up her STS report recently...you sure look cute with your Oingo Boingo Weedle ^_^
master_trainer_mike says, "Cute huh?......Ok, I've been called worse :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Everyone's left the chat to go work on they're STS decks I guess..."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Chargers/Cincinnati game will be the one to watch next week! For fun anyway :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from slowking_man:So, the Mariners gonna win the World Series or what?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm...or what?"
master_trainer_pat says, "One game at atime, Sloking_man"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from puritys_echidna:i remember when flutie used to play CFL.... those were the days....
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, that guy can scramble with the best of them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from pkmnx:Do you guys think Koga's Muk is any good in modified? I mean, it really helps against dark/steel...
master_trainer_mike says, "It might work well in support of something else, but probably shouldn't be your main hitter (retreat cost is high, and 40 damage is only ok)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe with WEEDLE????? :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from sd_pokemom:Can you tell those of us who are local to the WCSTS which hotel the WotC staff/STSQT winners will be staying in?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but we don;t usually tell the public where we are staying so people don;t come harass us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from pkmnx:Plus, Koga's Grimer is a halfway decent basic...doesnt it have that one attack that sucks out a benched and poisons it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, but it is a coin flip. Again its not bad, but would need some support I think. Maybe Rocket's Scyther or Yanma?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from puritys_echidna:i've always wondered what pat 'does'. i mean you sing.... dmtm does ballads.... what about mtp over there...
master_trainer_mike says, "I am Curly, DMTM is Moe, Pat is Larry and plays a mean set of spoons."
master_trainer_mike says, "(he also keeps us under control when need be)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from slowking_man:Thanks for spelling my screenname wrong, MTP. lol
master_trainer_pat says, "No problem, snoKone_man."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from lance313:The A's are actually looking like the team to beat at this point. Should be an interesting post-season.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, they should be beaten....with a stick!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_pat says, "They've got a good ball club. We'll have to beat them when the time comes though."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from pkmnx:OK, OK< not as a main hitter. I might as well tell ya: I was thinking Meganium...would three stage 2 lines be WAY too much?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, make sure yo have lots of Trainer support to get it done. Good luck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from puritys_echidna:making DAS Shemp.... the forgotten stooge....
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup! Or even worse, Joe or Curly-Joe."
master_trainer_mike says, "So what else is on your minds? What are you playing, will you be at the WSTS? What is your quest?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Anyone, get one of those cool Limited Edition Celebi Game Boy Advances from Japan?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Those look cool."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from pidgeodin:old question but which do you prefer in a deck-- charizard or dark charizard
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm partial to Blaine's myself, though of those two, I prefer Dark C."
master_trainer_mike says, "PEOPLE TRY TO PUTS D-D-DOWN!"
master_trainer_mike says, "TALKIN' BOUT MY GENERATION!"
master_trainer_mike says, "JUST BECAUSE WE GET AROUND!"
master_trainer_mike says, "TALKIN' BOUT MY GENERATION!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from slowking_man:Okay, Master Trainer Patty.
master_trainer_pat says, "Patty Mc Pat Pat to you."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from pkmnx:Yeah, which do you think is better: Dark Charizard or Blaine's Charizard? I used both at the ECSTS...
master_trainer_pat says, "Blaine's"
master_trainer_pat says, "Blaine's really isn't supposed to be as good as it is...in Japan it works differently."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from sd_pokemom:What are the side events going to be? Drafts and the Theme Deck challenge? Any idea of costs? (so I can let my League know...)
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be Unlimited and Modified side event tournaments. There will also be Gym Block Booster Drafts and the Theme Deck Challenge."
master_trainer_mike says, "Each of these side events will cost between $1 and $5 to take part in."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from pidgeodin:oook... I like DC better too-- more to chance, but more interesting
master_trainer_pat says, "Definetly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from pkmnx:Really? Blaine's is nice because of the 40-for-one and the baby-killer attack...but Dark charizard cleans up with a few dark energy...
master_trainer_mike says, "You can also play the Blaine's Trainer to charge it up quickly."
master_trainer_pat says, "Right."
master_trainer_mike says, "Harder to do for Charizard."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from sd_pokemom:Sorry if this is a repeat: is there a release date for Neo R ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Last week of October is what I've heard."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from pidgeodin:can you discuss some strategy for the pre-evolution cards-- though they have some decent powers, I still can't see putting them in a deck
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean by pre-evolutions? Baby Pokemon?"
master_trainer_mike says, "If so Cleffa rules!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Elekid has its uses as does Pichu and Magby."
master_trainer_pat says, "Babies have that built in 50% hit chance. Which is great for stalling."
master_trainer_mike says, "Heck, even Tyrogue can do possible 1st turns KO's."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from purity1:do tru leagues get a first serve for league kits, due to the hasbro conection, or is this league getting ripped off by the gl?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, as I have said over and over we have all the supplies a league shoudl ever need. They do HAVE to get in touch with us in order to request their supplies though."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you go to a league that is missing supplies, have them contact us or email us yourslef with the location and address we cancontact them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from pkmnx:OK, since I like asking deck questions...which should I play? My meganium deck; a fire/grass deck with Brock's 9tales and neo2 beedrill...or my dark/fire deck with b. ninetales into houndoom, d. charizard, etc?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, not too crazy about Brock's Ninetails myself. But Fire/Grass will give you a better spread against other decks than Dark/Fire I think."
master_trainer_pat says, "The Fire/Grass combo sounds good from a metagame standpoint, though I'm not partial to the Pokemon you've chosen, but see what you can do with it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from sd_pokemom:The main tourney (which must be pre-registered for): is there a charge for it? or only for the side events?
master_trainer_pat says, "The main event is free. Small charges for side events."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from sd_pokemom:Is the registration by phone for both days?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, except that registering over the phone is only part of the process...you must still check in at the event with the proper paperwork."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from pkmnx:Aww, MTM, you're just biased because of all the ninetales questions ;) Anyway, if I DO play fire/grass, should I include fire energy and put in stuff like blaine's rapidash? or just grass, with ninetales? and what about the meganium deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wow, your best bet is to try anything and everything. I don;t like Ninetails as a card much, but if it works for you, then great!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just keep testing!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from feralshade:Has the sts location in SD been announced yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be at the San Diego Convention Center."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from sd_pokemom:will there be any registration on line? or just by phone? And the parent must be the one who calls?(Sorry, I'm gathering info for my League kids)..
master_trainer_mike says, "Registrtation will only be over the phone (starting Oct 8th) and anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent call for them."
master_trainer_mike says, "Feel free to ask any questions you'd like, that is what we are here for :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "(that and feeble attempts at being entertaining)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from pkmnx:Good point Mike...I wish I had more than 3 days -_-" What deck WOULD you be playing if you could be in a QT? Thread the Weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, I have played it so much that I know its nuances. I would always suggest going with what you know best over some deck you read about on the net."
master_trainer_mike says, "Part of this game is your knowledge of what you are playing and when to play them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from feralshade:just to confirm, the modified format is only manditory for the main event, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Right, though each side event will have its own format for it. I would bring Modifide as well as Unlimited decks if you'd like."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from sd_pokemom:Have the hours for the WCSTS been set?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in stone yet. Once we have that, we will tell you, though we will be working to keep the days shorter than they were last time :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from lance313:Will any of the MTs be available for playing on AFriday night, or will you be too zonked from the 6 hours of searches at the airports?
master_trainer_pat says, "Too early to say yet...we don't even know our flights yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "Anything else we can address for you today?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from sd_pokemom:Will players need a DCI number in order to register by phone?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is preferred, but if you don't have one, then one will be provided for you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #87 from feralshade:will the 2nd day be a continuation of the first's main event or will it be a separate tourney?
master_trainer_pat says, "It will be separate events for both days."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from sd_pokemom:If so, can I supply the kids at League with the apps from my TO supplies?
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean DCI numbers? Sure."
master_trainer_pat says, "Tawkin 'bout my generation."
master_trainer_pat says, "g-g-generation."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from pkmnx:I'm actually still thinking about playing Mega. What good trainer support is there other than Master Ball, Wrath, Elm, Good Manners, Erika?
master_trainer_mike says, "Gold Berry"
master_trainer_pat says, "Focus Band"
master_trainer_pat says, "Arcade Game."
master_trainer_pat says, "I mean..."
master_trainer_mike says, "what?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Rocket's Sneak Attack"
master_trainer_pat says, "Double Gust"
master_trainer_mike says, "Warp POint"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wacky Free KO, Trainer"
master_trainer_mike says, "what?!?!"
master_trainer_pat says, "that was another mistake"
master_trainer_pat says, "I made that one up."
master_trainer_pat says, "ya caught me"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from feralshade:when was the last event sponsored by WOTC to be held in san diego?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from sd_pokemom:How many players, numbers-wise, can you accomodate each day for the main tourney? How about for the side events?
master_trainer_mike says, "We can be quite flexible, we had a lot at the ESTS and will be prepared."
master_trainer_mike says, "Some of the side events cap at 64 players, some do 8 person pick ups throughout the day."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from feralshade:arcade game?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just makin sure you were listening."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from pkmnx:Sheesh, I mean POKEMON-FINDING support, guys...
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, if you're using Dark Pokemon use The Boss' Way."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can even use Koga's Pidgey and its Messenger attack too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from sd_pokemom:What are the hours the registration phone lines will be open?
master_trainer_pat says, "They will be our regular hours 9am-7pm PST."
master_trainer_pat says, "Mon-Fri"
master_trainer_mike says, "HOPE I DIE BEFORE I GET OLD!"
master_trainer_mike says, "TALKIN' BOUT MY GENERATION!"
master_trainer_mike says, "wait....I AM old!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Naw"
master_trainer_mike says, "doh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So no more questions?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Anyone?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Anyone?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from feralshade:will there be any side events featuring the GB titles, as in some leagues, or will nintendo have no afffiliation with the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no plans for gameboy stuff at the STS at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from pkmnx:Do you think a mono-Grass deck has a chance vs. steelix with resistance gym?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, ultimately it is up to you to figure this sort of struff out ya know :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "That could be tough."
master_trainer_pat says, "That will be a tough matchup, it's possible though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from pkmnx:Bueller? Bueller?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Smoot tarrif bill raised or lowered taxes....Anyone? Anyone?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from slowking_man:MTM: Coming to terms with your age? lol j/k
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh)....yes :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from sd_pokemom:Thanks so much for answering all my questions, MTs...I'm going to be emailing my League list with the info on the WCSTS registrations.
master_trainer_mike says, "Not a problem, full details to come on the web soon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #101 from puritys_echidna:which is more useless... lssp or tickling machine?
master_trainer_pat says, "LSSP, I've actually seen a deck using Tickling Machine"
master_trainer_pat says, "and it worked fairly well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from sd_pokemom:Who will be judging? TC? Anyone else?
master_trainer_mike says, "The head judges and some of the staff will be us and other WOTC employees. Several of our TC friends will be there to judge as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from feralshade:so...is DAS really seeking lodging in an alley :)
master_trainer_pat says, "He didn't make it here today...must be ill."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #105 from bigdaddysnorlax:Sensei wants to know why you won't let him into the Chat? Is it something he said ....
master_trainer_pat says, "It's nothing personal Sensei. I know we have a small group today due to some login problems for the chat."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from pkmnx:But seriously, Meganium/w Erika's Victreebel, Koga's Grimer, Rockets scyther and some backup...with resistance gyms, has a chance vs. steelix!
master_trainer_mike says, "Give it a try and find out :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from puritys_echidna:O_o you've scene a deck with tickling machine?! do tell! (i'd never use it cause it has an evil looking mime on it and all... but still...)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, and actually it was the funniest deck I've ever seen work."
master_trainer_pat says, "It was used w/ Imp. Pro. Oak and the Wildfire attack from Moltres to deck someone out."
master_trainer_pat says, "Because this was before Elm was out and Cleffa, Everyone played with many Oaks and Bills."
master_trainer_pat says, "People would be close to decking anyway and this combo could usually get them to deck themselves easily."
master_trainer_pat says, "Because it relies on a coin flip and most players have moved away from playing 4 Oaks and 4 Bills, it's not really seen anymore."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from sd_pokemom:Once more: pre-registration is for the main tourney; the side events (which will have a fee) are going to be walk-in and sign up that day?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from feralshade:why do so many of the modified trainers require coinflips or certain pok»mon (gym h/c) doesn't that limit the versatility of the STS and increase the need for luck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, I hate to say it, but a lot of the game of Pokemon is about luck. In Lunlimited, it came donw to who won the flip to go first. That was luck too."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from pkmnx:Oooh, a Wildfire stall deck. Haven't heard of one of those in a while...
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, not sure it is effective with Elm and Cleffa anymore though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from sd_pokemom:Prize structure for the main events and side events, please?
master_trainer_mike says, "No specifics yet, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from feralshade:MTP, whats your verdict on the effectiveness of neo scyther and the likely of its appearance in the current metagame?
master_trainer_pat says, "He's just above average, though I still will play him when given half a chance."
master_trainer_pat says, "I do use him in my Scizor Steelix deck, but that is mainly just for fun. It's not really tournament caliber."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from onederlnd:Hey, I know you've probably answered this already (i've been away), whats wrong with the wizards servers?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know. Hopefully we'll get it under control, whatever it is."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from pkmnx:Which do you think is better: Genesis Wooper or Discovery Wooper?
master_trainer_pat says, "I tend to stick with Genesis Wooper. I dig Amnesia."
master_trainer_mike says, "Amnesia is much better than Slime (no flip involved) and the second can do more on the Genesis version."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from feralshade:with the extinction of comp search and breeder, do you think downpour will reign as well in this sts as raindance did in prior ones?
master_trainer_mike says, "A lot of people, that don;t try to come up with something original, will play this deck."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is all over the web. I hope you all try new things and then if you still choose gatr, then so be it."
master_trainer_pat says, "I can verify that Feraligatr decks are for real, that doesn't mean they'll dominate however. We have alot more cards in Modified now. Let's see if someone can come up with a Feraligatr beatr."
master_trainer_mike says, "But strong grass, trainer supression, or shutting down Pokemon powers will stop it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Try the Vilecrow deck."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, thank you all for coming! Details on the WSTS will be on the web site soon!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Talk to you all next week. Hopefully we'll have some Neo Revalation tidbits to share."
master_trainer_mike says, "See you all soon!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Later."