Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, October 11, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hello all!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but we were having our usual technical difficulties."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hello everybody..."
master_trainer_mike says, "The hamsters were getting tired so we put DAP Steve in the hamster wheel to power the server."
master_trainer_pat says, "sorry 'bout the delay"
master_trainer_mike says, "RUN STEVE RUN!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So we will need you all to resubmit your questions again."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, Pat is watching the Mariners game so he is a bit absentminded today....."
master_trainer_mike says, "Me? I'd rather watch football!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hurry, Steve's getting tired."
master_trainer_pat says, "Mariners!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, let's start the show."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1 from sd_pokemom:From Lizard OTC: Does Aerodactyl's Power allow a Brock's Ninetales to use the attacks of any and all Evolution cards attached to it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey gang, since Neo Revelation isn't generally for sale yet (not until next week), we will not answer any rulings on them until then, ok?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2 from wizo_sensei:Hi guys!It`s that time of year again where we get that tingly feeling running down our spines...i.e. a new set is coming out!!!Well,since Neo 3 will be allowed in QT`s this weekend,will we be able to ask questions on the set so as to be prepared for possible ruling situations that may come up?If so,we`ll ask some that are obvious and some that are not so obvious.You know someone will say "I didn`t see it in..." :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Since I see that almost all of our questions are about this new set, I guess we will try and answer the questions that we CAN answer."
master_trainer_mike says, "However, do NOT ask us what a card says, if you don;t have it yet, you have to wait until you get it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from sd_pokemom:Again, from Lizard:Say you have 4 (L) and 1 Rainbow energy attached to Raichu. Would you need to discard the Rainbow as well as the (L) cards to make its attack do 80 damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are still having some troubles here....Steve needs to run faster"
master_trainer_mike says, "In this case you would have to discard the Rainbow energy since it does count as a lightning energy card."
master_trainer_mike says, "(any card that provides energy of a certain type counts as a card of the type)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from evilmewtwo1:My question. Is it ok not to allow people to play SI or revelation at this weekends QTs?
master_trainer_mike says, "As the floor rules state, any new set is playable as soon as it is available for sale. We have contacted all the TO's to tell them that they need to allow these card sets to be played."
master_trainer_pat says, "Back again! Sorry, had to plug the VIC-20 in again"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from sd_pokemom:Another Lizard: If I use Misdreavus' Night Eyes attack on my turn and the Defending Pokémon wakes up between turns, can I put it to sleep with Rocket Drowzee or a Sleep! trainer in order to knock the Defending Pokémon out with Perish Song on my next t
master_trainer_mike says, "Who is this Liozard guy?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you could, it just has to be Asleep and have been attacked by Night Eyes last turn. It doesn;t matter if it is asleep from another effect or not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from puritys_echidna:(hands the mt's his "fixing hammer") here... whack the server it a few times. It won't fix it, but it'll make you feel better
master_trainer_pat says, "Bang. Bang. Bang. There. You're right it does feel better."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from sd_pokemom:Final Lizard Q: If I have a benched Parasect (NR) and four (W) energies in my discard pile when my Active Feraligatr uses Riptide, does Riptide still do 50 damage, and do the (W) energies remain in my discard pile afterward?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, this is what we were referring to last week when we mentioned Parasect making Feraligatr even better."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from lance313:Are Revelations questions fair Game?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only if they are simple. Complex ones can't be answered as we have not had any meetings over this set yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "We also don't have Neo Revelation in the database yet, so it takes a lot longer to look individual cards up."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from chrisbo:Request for clarification on an old ruling: Dark Gyarados is active and Dark Arbok is the opposing Pokémon. Dark Gyarados has 60 damage and Dark Arbok uses "Stare" on it. Does Dark Gyarados get do its "Final Beam" or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "Final Beam will be triggered before Stare shuts off Pokemon Powers so it will still go off."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from michel1be:With the Neo Rev Parasect power, don't you think that Gatr is broken ? Aren't you afraid that only Gatr and anti Gatr decks will be played at the STS ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm, NO!"
master_trainer_pat says, "not really no."
master_trainer_mike says, "First of all, try and think outside the box."
master_trainer_mike says, "Now you have a stage 1 grass Pokemon line that you have to add onto a Feraligatr deck. That will take longer."
master_trainer_mike says, "Secondly, just have an Igglybuff in your deck and you stop the Parasect power."
master_trainer_mike says, "Third of all, a Gatr deck needs energy brought back to its deck or it will quickly deck itself and run out of cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Now you could use trainers and powers and make them deck out even faster."
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides I think you can make a qicked fast grass deck now and take out the Gatr. My Crobat deck is pretty darn mean."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from chrisbo:If I discard a Darkness Energy to pay for the cost of Charizard's Fire Spin, would I get to add the +10 extra damage? The "In What Order Do You Attack..." section makes it sound like they would be discarded before the damage is calculated.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it will still do the extra Darkness damage because it's figured in ahead of time. It just needs to make sure that damage is going to be done before dealing the extra. That sounds confusing I know...but it works."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from purity1:im confused about revelation parasect's power...if you riptide, is the energy in the pile inacessible to gatr, or just not shuffled back?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is still counted for the attack's damage amount, but it is NOT shuffled back into the deck in this case."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #13 from gym_leader_dragona:"Does Rainbow energy give a backlash to Rocket's Zappy when used for electroburn? I would say no because 1. Rainbow energy clearly states that it "counts as every energy TYPE" therefore not counting as a lightning card on Rocket's Zappy...I mean it's always a rainbow energy card, even though it *COUNTS* as a lightning energy (note that count is definitely not the same as is) and 2. It wouldn't be fair to count it for some things and not on others...i.e.) ND Houndoom's flamethrower attack...from all the rulings I've heard and seen, a rainbow energy couldn't be used as the discarded card for that attack. Also, please explain in detail why or why not Rainbow energy would or would not count as a and energy card of any type (once again I say it wouldn't because if it did it would lose it's status as a rainbow energy and if it did we would still have the rainbow energy providing dark/metal energy effects issue. See where I'm coming from?)" See my whole explanation for my arguments at :link
master_trainer_mike says, "Wrong, sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "Any card that provides energy of any type is considered an enrgy card of that type."
master_trainer_mike says, "This has ALWAYS been the rule."
master_trainer_pat says, "A card that provides energy of a type, counts as a card of that type."
master_trainer_mike says, "Just like the Buzzap'd Electrode."
master_trainer_mike says, "Rainbow energy COUNTS as an energy card of all types, period."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from daytongl:When playing Erika, do you have to show your opponent the cards that you are going to put in your deck to pay for the 2 card requirement?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Trainer card Erika has both players draw 3 cards, there's nothing about a discard."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from pkmnx:Hey guys! Guess what? Yes! I won a free trip to the STS! ^_^ Guess I'll see ya there! ( @ columbus QT, btw.)
master_trainer_pat says, "Right on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from warrior_sneasel:Would NEO 3 not be allowed at the NYCQT, because it was origionly schedualled for before the NEO 3 release date?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no such things as official release dates anymore, just suggested ones. Once cards are for sale, they can be used (unless a specific format says otherwise). The QT's are Modified, which means any new set can be used once it is for sale."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from sd_pokemom:How about those Chargers, MTM? At least it was exciting....:p
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH! Flutie is the MAN!"
master_trainer_pat says, "How many HP does he have?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from bigdaddysnorlax:At the start of a game, if your Opponent Mulligans, do you have to say how many cards you intend to draw? In other words, could you draw one and then decide to stop?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you need to state: I am drawing one card. or I am drawing 2 cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from mini_mech:does the neo 3 sudowoodo's power mean he can use any of the defneung Pokemons attack at will or does it need the energy for it ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Read the card (the answer is there)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from warrior_sneasel:For the new QTs, will some of the prizes be NEO 3 packs?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from wizo_sensei:For Pokemon Breeder Fields,when you flip your coin(s) for your "non-Baby" Pokemon,are those the non-Baby Pokes that are "in play" or in your hand,or both?
master_trainer_mike says, "IN PLAY!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmmm. Geee that's a tough one. In play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from wizo_sensei:If you try to use an attack using Sudowoodo`s Pokemon,say for example you are facing a Psychic Pokemon and want to use one of it`s attacks that cost 2 Psychic to use,must you have two Psychic(Or Rainbow ) energies in order for you to be able to use that attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "YES"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from lance313:If an attack says to discard an energy card, can Rainbow Energy be used for that payment?
master_trainer_mike says, "The card states INCLUDING THEIR COSTS"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from wizo_sensei:For Crobat`s attack that does 20 and Poisons the defending Pokemon the next turn if an energy card is attached to it, if either pokemon is benched does that effect stop?
master_trainer_mike says, "The effect resides on the Defending Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from wizo_sensei:If you attack with Starmie`s Core Stream and choose a type of energy.If there is a rainbow Energy Card attached to one(or more) of the opponent`s Pokemon,does the Rainbow Eneregy count as that type too for this attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
master_trainer_mike says, "Rainbow is NOT a type."
master_trainer_pat says, "Then yes it does."
master_trainer_mike says, "So yes it would because an in play Rainbow energy counts as all types."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry we misunderstood the question at first."
master_trainer_pat says, "Expect these kind of answers to your Neo Revelation questions today."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from pkmnx:On Balloon Berry, do you actually have to have as many energy as is required to normally retreat? ie: steelix with only 1 energy, but a balloon berry.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from pkmnx:Another Balloon Berry question: do you HAVE to discard balloon berry with free retreaters?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have NO idea, sorry this is what happens when you ask questions before the set is actually released."
master_trainer_mike says, "That will have to wait until our rules meeting."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from michel1be:Do you know which hotel is reserved for the qualified in San Diego ?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you won a trip, you will get the info in the mail soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from lance313:If an attack says to discard a specific type of energy card to use that attack, can a Rainbow Energy be used to pay that cost? There a few new cards that that would be important to based on the wordings.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from evilmewtwo1:reply from answer to #4 Sycacuse is not though
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, one more time. We have contacted EVERY TO and they have been told to allow SI and Neo 3 cards to be used. I know that some of the TO's were unsure about this but they have ALL been notified."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from pkmnx:Have you noticed that Unowns are starting to get like Slivers? ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "There are some important differences: There are more Unowns than Slivers."
master_trainer_pat says, "You can have more than 4 Slivers in your deck."
master_trainer_mike says, "People will actually play with the Slivers................."
master_trainer_pat says, "and Slivers are actually good."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from michel1be:I use Misdreavus Night Eyes attack, my Misdreavus is KO and I put another one in play. Is it still OK for the Perish song attack ?
master_trainer_pat says, "This one is one that's on the table for the next rules meeting."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from feralshade:Recommendation: Dec. 1 winner versus Dec. 2 winner...Perhaps the match could be broadcast on ESPN as the Pro Tour is.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure! Can you loan us the 2,000,000 dollars that ESPN would want?"
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pro Tour is on ESPN2 btw , much cheaper."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from soslowpoke:What happens when you play Entei with Howl during set up?
master_trainer_pat says, "Set up cards are not considered as being 'played'."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing happens."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from puritys_echidna:say an attack on the d.p has been 'amnesiaed' and then the d.p. evolves. there is a revelation aerodactyl in play... would you be able to use the amnesiaed attack or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "What do you think?"
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea, wait til next week"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from hi_jynx:Does Misty's Staru's Swift attack cut through Defender and Metal energy to still do 20 damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from pikablu0530:is there an error on Wizards site's Neo Revelation checklist? Rocket's Hideout and Pokemon Breeder Field were wrong.....
master_trainer_mike says, "not sure, we will check, thanks"
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not seen it yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from magmar2000:I'm wondering if you guys would know this. At the Seattle QT on Saturday, I know the main tournaments start at 11 - are the side tournaments starting at 11 also? And, is the side (non draft) tounrmanet Modified or not? Thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "The side events should start at the same time. Depends on how many people come and when."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will run any type of constructed side event that you guys want. We would just need 8 players to have a certain format deck with them. I would suggest bring an unlimited and a modified."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will also have product available for booster drafts if that is what you guys would like too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from chrisbo:For Neo: Revelation Lugia's "Aerowing" attack, if I understand its wording correctly, I can either choose to flip a coin with a 50/50 chance to do 80 damage, or I can choose not to flip and just do 40 damage regardless. Is this correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's correct. The first card that allows that choice."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from feralshade:wouldn't double gust/ballon berry and the number of evolutions slow down "DownPara" to the extent of making it near obsolete in the tourney environment
master_trainer_mike says, "What is downpara? A deck type?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from gym_leader_dragona:In refernece to number thirteen: Would you mind explaining the logic of that? I mean it seems like the card's text clearly contradicts that ruling...I'm just trying to understand why.
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, sorry. The ruling is as it always has been. You CANNOT be seaqrching for logic that specifically in this game."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have stated that from the beginning. Due to the fact that we don;t make the game, translation issues, and the fact that the Pokemon compnay wants this game to stay loose and fun and NOT become a heavy logic/ rules based game, you just have to accept the answers the way they are."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from pikablu0530:are there any announcements? i missed the beginning of the chat
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from lance313:Ho-oh's Rainbow Brun attack: "plus 10 more damage for each type of Basic Energy card, if any, attached to Ho-oh". So if you had a grass, a water, a fire, and an electric, you would do 40 more, but if you had 4 grass, you would only do an extra 10, since there is only one TYPE, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from hi_jynx:What city are you guys hosting the chat from?
master_trainer_mike says, "Kukamunga!"
master_trainer_mike )
master_trainer_pat says, "Renton, just south of Seattle, WA"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh yeH...not kukamunga...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from lance313:And Rainbow Energy, Metal Energy, and Dark Energy would not count toward extra damage on Ho-oh, since they are not a type of Basic Energy CARD?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from lance313:Is the damage reduction from Golbat's "Screech" attack (remove damage counters equal to half the damage done rounded up to nearest 10) before or after weakness and resistance?
master_trainer_pat says, "The answer is given on the card itself."
master_trainer_mike says, "The answer is on the card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from aerodactymon:do u have any suggestions for starting pokemon masters to create their first deck? What is good to use?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, it also depends on what cards you have access to."
master_trainer_pat says, "Focus on one or two types and two evolutions max."
master_trainer_mike says, "Take a look at decks that are on the Pokegym or our startegy articles for some ideas, but find what works best for you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from sd_pokemom:RE: #17...I'd have to say Flutie's HP is pretty darn high...:D
master_trainer_mike says, "With a zero retreat cost! He sure can scramble!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Is he a holo"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from pkmnx:Hey, MT's, Unowns aren't that bad...there's unowns N and D with chansey/tyranitar(respectively), and...um...let me get back to you on that...
master_trainer_mike says, "enough said......"
master_trainer_pat says, "SoDO MoJo!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Mariners Win!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yeeee Hawwww."
master_trainer_mike says, "...yay....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from lance313:On Octillery, if you flip heads for Octazooka, then the Defending Pokémon must flip heads when attacking to do damage or effects. This is true as long as the Defending Pokémon remains active, regardless of whether Octillery remains active or in play, and regardless of whether you flip heads next turn when using Octazooka, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "correct"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from yoshi1001:re: 39 Wouldn't that be yes because the defending Pokémon is no longer that Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "we got back some new rulings from Japan that may change things, that is why we will not answer these types of questions until we are sure"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from lance313:Lanturn's power saus you may change it's type to water until the end of your tunr, but that it reverts back if it becomes confused, etc. Since it is only during your turn that this is in effect, other thnan Hypo's power of Hypnosis putting your own active Lanturn to sleep, when would this be an issue?
master_trainer_pat says, "So you can use it to take advantage of the Defending Pokemon resistance or weakness."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from unown_j:on rocket mine field how many damage counter do you put on the poke mon for tails? the card doesnt say.
master_trainer_mike says, "two"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from feralshade:could you post the top ten ranked player's decks from ECSTS so we could get a gist of what the metagame might be in the WCSTS (so to counter the stragglers using those outdated archtypes)
master_trainer_mike says, "some of that will become available on a new poster copming out soon for the WSTS. Otherwise we would much rather see you all make your own decks and not just copy others."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from daytongl:What was the answer to 14? I missed the question due to a disconnect
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have access to the question anymore..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from yoshi1001:re: 44 I believe he means Downpour Feraligator/Neo3 Parasect.
master_trainer_mike says, "That is what we figured."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from lance313:Lugia and Raichu (Aerowing and Lightning Strike, respectively) - so you choose the attack, and then you have a choice WITHIN the attack as to whether you want to try to flip for mor/zero damage or just go for the base amount (Aerowing), and whether you want to discard all lightning energy to do more damage, or discard non for the base amount (Lightning Strike), correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "That is correct, sir"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from lance313:On the two Entei cards, they more or less reference that you discard fire energy, or the attacks don't work. How would you do the attacks in the first place if you didn't have fire energy attached?
master_trainer_pat says, "They are worded that way for Ditto and Clefable."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from feralshade:regarding my question about the futility of "DownPara" due to the amount of evolutions and DGust/BBerry..."DownPara" refers to the deck people eluded to earlier--Downpour integrated with NR Parasect (It seemed like a cool deck name)
master_trainer_mike says, "ok"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from mini_mech:Regarding #19 can sudowoodo use any of your opponents attacks at will ? or does it need the required energy? I was disconnected when this was asked
master_trainer_pat says, "The Sudowoodo card answers that question for you. Take another look at the Pokemon Power's text."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from toysruskid:If i have Dark Golduck In Play with Rocket's Hideout.....and I get to 70 HP which then my oppenent plays Chaos Gym....Will my Dark Golduck be KOed?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's right."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #69 from yoshi1001:Any typos or such we should be aware of in Neo3?
master_trainer_pat says, "None that you should be aware of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from chrisbo:Hey guys, when is the Pokemon DCI Floor Rules page (http://www.wizards.com/dci/main.asp?x=UTR_POK) going to get updated for 2001-2002?
master_trainer_mike says, "We plan on getting them up next week. (we will try to)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from feralshade:When will the cardlist for NR be posted?
master_trainer_pat says, "I would hazard a guess that it will be posted in a few weeks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from lance313:Regarding Golbat (Revelations) and Poison Bite attack, the language on the card states"If this attack damages the Defending Pokémon, the Defending Pokémon is now Poisoned and you remoe a number of damage counters from Golbat equal to half that damage (rounded up to the nearest 10). Either way, the Defending Pokémon is now Poisined." It DOESN'T say on the card whether you calculated the demage removal amount before or after applying weakness and resistance. Please clarify. Pleeeeease?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno, we will have to ask, sorry"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's not clear on the card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from gym_leader_dragona:If logic doesn't matter in this game...then why do we put text on the cards -_-' ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Because we like the way the letters look."
master_trainer_pat smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "what I said was that using hard logic isn;t worth the effort. This game was not made by mathematicians and there are some syntax errors"
master_trainer_mike says, "please don't try and use what is written on a card to argue against a ruling, that will get you nowhere"
master_trainer_pat says, "Phrase of the week as voted on by the members of Wizards of the Coast customer service:"
master_trainer_pat says, "You da Monsta!"
master_trainer_mike says, "which is why we enevr let them out in public......"
master_trainer_pat says, "Rigth"
master_trainer_mike says, ";)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Right."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from gym_leader_dragona:Ok..no more on the rainbow energy...promise (for now >:) ) MTM, Would you say the NR set is Minty Fresh ^_~ ?
master_trainer_mike says, "I would say it is minty FRESHER than Discovery was!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from pkmnx:Do you guys think that a rocket's zappy/metal and neo3 ampharos deck might work?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is certainly worth trying!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from pikablu0530:have you got any new promo cards after misdreavus?
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmm, maybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from daytongl:Are the Pokemon Floor Rules legal for play as of 1 October 2001 or were they posted to WizPog to iron the bugs?
master_trainer_mike says, "That was an early version I posted just so you could see it, it has been updated and will be posted next week. It will be backdated to be legal as of Oct 1st."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be new mulligan rules in it that you should all look at."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from yoshi1001:If you copy a Pokémon, Attack, trainer, etc. your copy bolongs to you, not your opponent, correct? For example, if you Sab. Psychic control your opponent's SER, it is considered your SER for Ecogym Purposes, correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "In this case, that is correct. Though we don't want to say that it will be that way every time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #81 from lance313:So what happened to the M's yesterday?
master_trainer_pat says, "It was an off day for them yesterday due to TV coverage of the A's/Yankees game 1"
master_trainer_mike says, "shyeah"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from mini_mech:whats the next Promo ?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from feralshade:is there any new energy cards or energy recovering trainers in NR?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from pkmnx:Definitely, Mike...Revelation will "Revelationize" the modified format. pun intended.
master_trainer_mike says, "....ha.........ha.......:)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wakka Wakka Wakka."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from feralshade:will GB mew or celebi be distributed at the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "no"
master_trainer_mike says, "no more qeuestions?"
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmmmm???????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Several of us will be at the Seattle QT this weekend if you can make it."
master_trainer_pat says, "Showdown in Seattle!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from redxiiii:I just got here, and I wonder if there was any discussion about magby's Sputter "residing" on him, and effective only while it's in play?
master_trainer_mike says, "Right, that is how it works."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from kakkaroto7:should I bring my stack of weedles for you to sign? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "If ya want :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from pikablu0530:do u know when will Southern Islands be released outside america?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is already available in Europe."
master_trainer_mike says, "no more????"
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from pikablu0530:re87: what about AUSTRALIA
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure, I would contact the Australian WOTC office and ask them the release schedule."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from lance313:Will any of the MT's be available for any gaming on Friday, Nov. 30? I'll buy dinner.
master_trainer_mike says, "We will have some meetings, but we will bring decks to play if we have the time :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno, my flight looks like it may be coming in late that night."
master_trainer_pat says, "and we'll have to see if they want us to attend any pre-tournament judging meetings etc."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from kakkaroto7:are you going to be open for battle at the actual STS event?
master_trainer_mike says, "same answer"
master_trainer_pat says, "I hope to get more time to actually _play_ this time. I'm afraid that last STS really wasn't too much fun for me."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat will be working in the side events this time, he deserves a break after working the 10 and under age group the last 3 times."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yay for Pat!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yabba Dabba"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from redxiiii:Will the DCI or WotC give consideration to making "official" dates for use, like they do with MtG?
master_trainer_mike says, "Keep in mind that the average Pokemon player is younger and it is not as easy to get them that sort of info and they don;t always understand"
master_trainer_mike says, "at this time, there are no plans to make such dates"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from yoshi1001:So, I supposese you still can't say anything you might know and we don't about Mewtwo Returns, can you?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, sorry"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from chrisbo:Based on the new templating for Baby Rule (i.e. Tyrogue), must the attacker announce WHICH attack they're going to attempt prior to the flip? If so, this is really going to mess up stuff for Koga's Ninja Trick...
master_trainer_mike says, "yes, you must state which attack first"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from liquidfire5761:are pokemon cards worth much or little money now adays?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from kakkaroto7:yeah I waited in line all night to play you but then you had to leave :/
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry, we play as much as we can"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, we don't really keep track of that here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from pkmnx:Sorry for all the junk questions, guys. Any chance of Team Rocket being knocked out of Modified if another set comes out?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from lance313:Do you guys prefer Starbucks coffee or Seattle's Best Coffee?
master_trainer_mike says, "coffee is yucchy!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably SBC if I have to choose between those two."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for Modified, it will change over time. We will let you know when."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from feralshade:on friday evening, can we check in for both days events or just saturday's?
master_trainer_mike says, "Just Saturday's, you will have to check in for Sunday on Sunday morning."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from pkmnx:There aren't really any cards that get past Baby Powers(other than bench-hitting), are there?
master_trainer_mike says, "well, Elekid's Pokemon power does (sort of)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or other Pokemon Power's like Gengar's Curse for example."
master_trainer_mike says, "But yes, they are easier to hit when they are on the bench."
master_trainer_pat says, "Right, we like using Elekid to smack them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #108 from sd_pokemom:Was phone registration by default for both days? I didn't specify which day(s) we were going to play when I registered myself and my son..
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from pkmnx:Hmm...deck idea...4 cleffa, 4 elekid, 4 igglybuff, 4 smoochum, etc....30-odd assorted energy...hehe. Flipping fun!
master_trainer_mike says, "you would not make many friends that way, and bad flipping and you could lose pretty easy"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from mini_mech:why is neo 3 raichu rare ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Were you expecting Misty's Goldeen again??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from chrisbo:So now that the Baby Rule requires you to announce which attack you're planning on using, does the same hold true for Koga's Ninja Trick too?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can only use it when the attack actually takes place, NOT when it is announced. It seems that now you announce the attack, then you actually do it."
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT we will bring this up at the next rules meeting so DON'T QUOTE US!! please :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from sd_pokemom:Has prize structure for the main tournaments been decided yet? Noticed that was not mentioned at all on the website...
master_trainer_mike says, "Until it is specified, it won;t be announced. Since the point of the STS is to go for fun anyway, we don;t worry about getting it up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from sd_pokemom:What is the last day to submit tourney reports to the DCI before the standings are updated to count for WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "November 20th is when the ratings will be run for the last time for figuring the BYES for the WSTS. If we don;t have the results by then, they won;t count towards the byes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from sd_pokemom:re: #114--we have a tourney on the 18th of Nov...will that be too late to "count"?
master_trainer_mike says, "The results will have to be sent to us by the 20th AT THE LATEST! Better if by the 19th."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from pkmnx:Yeesh, MTM, it was a JOKE ;) For a real deck idea...that ampharos deck I mentioned earlier...throw in Dark Jolteon/rocket's hideout and you're game...
master_trainer_mike says, "Good luck with that :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from pikablu0530:got any idea what neo4 is gonna be called?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from redxiiii:I hate to ask, but.... is there a plan for Neo 4?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, out next year! Wait and see what it will be called."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from lance313:Which Weedle and which Scyther are most representative of MTM and MTP to be signed?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like the Neo Discovery Weedle te best."
master_trainer_pat says, "Jungle Scyther, of course."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #119 from chrisbo:Will DCI rankings for "Limited" count towards figuring out byes, or is it only "Constructed" that you're taking into account?
master_trainer_pat says, "This one is MT Mike's dept."
master_trainer_mike says, "Only constructed as the main tournaments are constructed"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from pkmnx:Yeah, MTM can draw a cool little face on the Discovery weedles :D
master_trainer_mike says, "ok :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from liquidfire5761:who had the original idea of pokemon cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think it was the Keebler elves :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "and they're made out of nugat and caramel."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from yoshi1001:Now that Theme Decks are no longer on sale, how should we start off new trainers?
master_trainer_pat says, "I recommend they start with some of the pre -cons that may still be available or the 2-player starter sets."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from sd_pokemom:Any news on the Indianopolis STS QT yet? I know a lot of people are wondering about this on the WizPoG board...
master_trainer_mike says, "The contact has not been been finalized is all I know. As soo as it is, we will post inromation about it, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #124 from feralshade:does triggered poison only activate when energy put into play or can magnetic lines now do damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Magnetic lines shifts an energy card to a benched Pokemon? How woulod trigger Poison relate to that?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from redxiiii:if a player wins a spot, it's kid + 1 parent; what if the other parent wants to go, too? How do we cordinate flights, etc.?
master_trainer_mike says, "once they get travel award info, they could contact our travel department for more details"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from kakkaroto7:in reply to #122 I'd suggest you give them the neo discovery theme deck with hitmontop, tyrogue, and scyther. it is really good for a theme deck, and is easy to play... I really like that theme deck anyway :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool, thanks :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from mini_mech:is Neo 3 shuckle completely useless ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmm, well if your opponent was playing an all baby deck, using Tyrogue as its main attacker, then maybe :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #130 from feralshade:is there a substitute format for the PCTs or will NR merely be released in boosters?
master_trainer_pat says, "Revelation will just be released in boosters."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang! Thank you all for coming! See some of you this weekend at the Seattle QT!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ta!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Later everybody....come to the Seattle Qt if you can make it!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye."