Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, October 18, 2001
by Team Compendium (with special thanks to Lance313)


master_trainer_mike says, "Hellooooo!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anybody home????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat and Mike here ready to start da show!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So send in those questions!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yowza~"
master_trainer_mike says, "Shoop shoop a dooby!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Like Scooby Dooby!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So, let us start with some announcements!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "YAY! Haven't done these in weeks!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Some rules corrections which will probably head off half of what Chrisbo was planning on bushwacking us with!"
master_trainer_mike says, "First, Rainbow Energy."
master_trainer_mike says, "Rainbow energy, as you know can provide metal and darkness energy."
master_trainer_mike says, "However, Rainbow energy is NEVER considered a basic energy card."
master_trainer_mike says, "EVER!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Whether in play or not. I gave an incorrect ruling on the message boards about this on Friday, I do apologize."
master_trainer_mike says, "So this means that attaching a Rainbow energy to a colorless Ho-oh does NOT add to the amount of damage done!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So take that question #4!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Secondly, Misdreavus."
master_trainer_mike says, "When a Pokemon evolves or devolves it is NO longer considered to be the same Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "So if Misdreavus used Night Eyes against a Squirtle last turn and then that Squirtle evolves to Wartortle, Misdreavus could NOT use Perish song (even if Wartortle was asleep) as it is NOT the same Pokemon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now on with da show!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from daytongl:Erika's Maids - Do I have to show my opponent the cards that I am putting back in my deck?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from aaron_the_great:Howdy!
master_trainer_mike says, "HOWDY!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from daytongl:Any details on the Indianapolis Qualifier (the WCSTSQT page still says TBD)?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE! When we have them, we will post them!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from pkmnx:Hi guys! Right to the NR questions: For NR Ho-oh(nonholo), how does Rainbow Energy work for its attack?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from slowking_man:Looking forward to the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from daytongl:Can you clairify the policy on previous QT Winners competing in other QTs (the actual tourneys, not the side events)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, first of all, why would anyone do that? Not particularly fair in my book but anyway....."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have clarified it, if someone wins yet again (after already winning a trip) then the trip will bump down to the next player."
master_trainer_mike says, "It may be different next year (if I have anything to do with it)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from pkmnx:I haven't gotten my STS free trip info yet..are these coming soon, or what?
master_trainer_mike says, "You will be contacted. Relax."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from yoshi1001:What happens if a free retreater with Bal. berry attached retreats? Does BB get discarded in place of 0 cards? (Probably not)
master_trainer_mike says, "No it does not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from yoshi1001:If an attack discards Rocket's Hideout, causing a KO, is that an attack causing the KO for focus band purposes?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm baaaack...."
master_trainer_mike says, "No it is not. The Pokemon was kncoked out due to a game state effect (more damage than HP), not form damage done by the attack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from crazy_nut_man:On kingdra's first attack, says that you'd can copy any attack from basic or evolution, so does that mean that we can use kingdra's second attaack for one colorless.?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, that can only copy attacks from previous evolutions. Badly worded."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from pkmnx:Sorry about question #4 >_< Do you have to discard Balloon Berry if you retreat when it's on a free retreater?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you don't have to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from michel1be:Porygon2 Energy converter power : if a basic energy is treaten as a dark or metal energy, are the additional effects of these cards active ?
master_trainer_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from slowking_man:Why isn't So Cal having any QTs? Is it because we're too close to San Diego to deserve them?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, yeah! There weren't any near New Jersey for the ESTS either."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from lance313:Is a Buzzap'd Electrode considered a Special Energy Card, especially for purposes of Smoochum's Psykiss (remove special energy card)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it is considered a non-basic energy. So you could remove it w/ Smoochum"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from pkmnx:Man, I'm not having much luck with questions today(4 and 11)! NR chinchou's Negative Ion isnt really worded clearly...is it just -10 famage from the actual attack damage, nothing else? And only for that turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right, damage would be reduced by 10."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from daytongl:RE: #1 - What was the answer there?
master_trainer_mike says, "Was that the Rainbow energy on Ho-Oh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "If so, then Rainbow energy attached to Ho-oh of course can count towards the energy requirement for the attack but does NOT add to the extra damage as it is NEVER considered a BASIC energy card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from yoshi1001:What happens if you slap N3 Kingdra on a Br. Ninetales and try to use genetic memory?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing. If you attach N3 Kingdra on a Br. Ninetales it is only treated as that Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from daytongl:RE #1: Erika's Maids - Do I have to show my opponent the cards that I am putting back in my deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "Any other questions????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm????"
master_trainer_mike says, "A new set is out and that is all ya got?!?!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from feralshade:any new sts news?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from stouthammer:What should I feed my pikachu to keep his coat shiny and healthy? It's starting to look a little dingy.
master_trainer_pat says, "Spray him with high-gloss varish after drybrushing with some bright yellow."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from puritys_echidna:revelation is soooooo last week. when is neo4 coming out? ;) actually, did you all haev a good time at the seattle qt?
master_trainer_mike says, "Just can't keep you guys happy can we???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo 4 isn't until next year!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "The QT was fun :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "The Seattle QT went very well, I can only speak for myself, but I had a good time."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yo, I'll tell you what I want what I really really want,"
master_trainer_mike says, "So tell me what you want what you really really want"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'll tell you what I want what I really really want,"
master_trainer_mike says, "So tell me what you want what you really really want"
master_trainer_mike says, "I wanna I wanna I wanna I wanna I wanna really really really wanna zigazig"
master_trainer_mike says, "ha!"
master_trainer_mike says, "geez, look more questions :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from pkmnx:Aren't booster drafts really fun? What sets do you guys prefer to use in drafts?
master_trainer_mike says, "The two gym sets work well together. Or Rocket and Genesis do too."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from crazy_nut_man:Year 3 info?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from michel1be:My Forrestress (Neo2) is poisoned. When I attack with Rapid spin, I switch it with one of my benched pokemon before the end of my turn. So I don't take the 10 of poison, right ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from calathon:Do they need new hampsters to get the PokeGym's Server running right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah! Where DAP Steve when we need him???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from slowking_man:So do you guys enjoy this chat, or does the boss have to come in with a gun every Thursday?
master_trainer_mike says, "We wuv it!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WUV, TWUE WUV! WILL FOLLOW YOU FOREVEW!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #36 from bigdaddysnorlax:My opponent uses Crobat's Triggered Poison, and the next turn I attach Full Heal Energy. Would the Poison trigger in time for Full Heal to cure it?
master_trainer_pat says, "The act of attaching the Full Heal Energy causes the effect and cures any effects already on that Pokemon, so the Pokemon would still be poisoned."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from pkmnx:You had one too many 'I wanna's in there, I think, MTM... ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "ZIGAZIGA HA!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from lance313:Too bad that when you're down here in December, Flutie will be in Seattle. Ironic, huh?
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh well :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from pkmnx:Rocket and Genesis would be fun...fistfights over Dark Energy...=P
master_trainer_pat says, "don't forget Rainbow!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from stouthammer:MTM, are you Spearow Spice?
master_trainer_mike says, "Call me Crobat Spice lately!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from crazy_nut_man:Please tell us any new cards coming out....
master_trainer_pat says, "Harry Potter Quiddich(sp?) Cup..."
master_trainer_mike says, "MLB Showdown 2001 1st expansion?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from crazy_nut_man:What are futhur Promo cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "that would be any cards coming out after the ones that already have come out :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Prior to the ones we're coming out with..."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from feralshade:Are there any holos in rev. with the same mechanics as their non-holo namesakes? Also, I noticed their are 13 uncommons and 13 non-holo rares...is this a coincidence or a Media Fac. halloween prank/commemoration?
master_trainer_pat says, "coincidence."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from michel1be:Do the TO have to sent the results of the qualifiers to the DCI ? What can I do if the results of a qualifier haven't been sent ?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is incorrect. We follow up with each TO to make sure we get the results."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from crazy_nut_man:Is the pkmn sales going down??
master_trainer_mike says, "After 9/11 every sale is going down :("
master_trainer_pat says, "I think that's just the state of the US rigth now..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from belespirit:What color deck combinations to you feel offer the most versitilty?
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, grass and anything else in my opinion"
master_trainer_mike says, "fire, electric or water with grass"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from calathon:Entei's Howl: Can you choose more than one Pokemon to attach the fire energy to?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it's your choice."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from rainbow_trainer:Can you please explain Sudowoodo's "Mimic" attack
master_trainer_pat says, "It's basically copies attacks _including_ their costs, so if you copy Riptide you need to have 3 Water energy on Sudowoodo to use it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #51 from feralshade:Was Rev. originally released to completely exterminate beatdown decks?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we're aware of..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from chrisbo:Here's an easy one for ya (need it for Compendium completeness). Can I use a Rainbow Energy to pay the (F) discard cost for Charmeleon's & Houndoom's "Flamethrower" attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it counts as (Fire) energy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from chrisbo:Would Focus Band be invoked if a Pokemon were KO'd by Misdreavus' "Perish Song" attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #53 from chrisbo:If the opponent's Magcargo used its Lava Flow attack last turn and I have a Smeargle with two Rainbow Energies attached, can Smeargle Sketch the attack and discard both Rainbows for 80 damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from chrisbo:If Parasect's "Allergic Pollen" power is in effect, when Croconaw does its "Sweep Away" attack do I still have to discard the top three cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Is there some reason why you think that you wouldn't?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't see where you're qetting that idea from."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from chrisbo:For Pokemon Breeder Fields, if I get 1 heads and 1 tails can I decide which of my 2 non-babies I want to search for an evolution from? Or do I have to say "first flip is for non-baby #1, second flip is for #2"?
master_trainer_mike says, "The second answer is correct."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you have to state which one you're flipping for whne you make each flip. You have to go get an evolution form that matched that Poekemon"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #57 from chrisbo:Can I move a Buzzap'd Electrode around with attacks like "Magnetic Lines" & "Telekinesis" that only allow moving "Basic" energy cards? I would think so because it never says that it becomes a "Special" energy card. And what about Smoochum?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you won't be able to do that. Smoochum can remove a Buzzapp'd Electrode."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from gym_leader_dragona:Will there be tournaments for ages 15 and up at the WCSTS in Atlanta this weekend?
master_trainer_pat says, "You would have to contact the organizer for that event and ask. The phone number should be on the schedule on the website."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from calathon:When you attack with Black Fang, would you also flip for any Rainbow Energy attached?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from umbreon666:Re: question 44, are the results of qualifiers available online or by contacting DCI?
master_trainer_pat says, "No they are not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from umbreon666:One ruling under Brock's Rhydon says metal energy attached will not reduced damaged moved, another says a bench attack doing 10 to each pokemon would do 0 net damage. Please clarify?!?
master_trainer_pat says, "It does take place after Metal Energy has already reduced it, so it would take 10 damage not 0."
master_trainer_mike says, "I need to remove the old incorrect ruling."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from slowking_man:You guys lagging? You seem to be taking a while to answer questions.
master_trainer_mike says, "We actually work while we are here too ya know. Busy day."
master_trainer_pat says, "A little. It takes longer to look up every NEo3 card because we don't have them in our handy database."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from feralshade:if you flip 2 heads for PB fields would you be able to retrieve two evolutions for the same pokémon?
master_trainer_pat says, "It must match the Pokemon you flipped for."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from stouthammer:When can we look forward to a "Master Trainer Mike sings the Pokemon Hits" album?
master_trainer_pat says, "See above for the answer...nutty server."
master_trainer_mike says, "send 9.95 to k-tel records......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from calathon:Raikou's Lightning Burst: Will attaching a Rainbow Energy Trigger it?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, Rainbow is only Lightning when it is in play. Lightning Burst states that the Lightning Energy must be played from your hand."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from calathon:Would Suicune's Crystal Body stop, say, Eeeeeeek?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from gym_leader_dragona:With the Pokemon Breeder Fields could you say something like "Flip one is for Larvitar" then flip, see what you get and then depending on what you get flip for the second pokemon, say maybe Larvitar again if you missed the first flip, or do you have to say both when you play the card?
master_trainer_mike says, "You have to choose both BEFORE you flip."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from feralshade:how was the seattle qualifier?
master_trainer_mike says, "Fun, hard floor though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from general_surge:Recently at league there has been some rocket zapdos dispute as far as figuring the self damage. The main argument was whether rainbow energy would be counted for the self damage. I think it would do ten damage because it counts for the lightning cost of the attack so it should count for the lightning damage also. Is this right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Rainbow energy attached counts as lightning energy so it would add to the damage done using Rocket Zapdos's Electroburn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from slowking_man:You guys work while doing this? What kind of work? Minesweeper? lol
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually I was discussing posters for next year's league, then QT issues about trips, then STS stuff...busy busy"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from chrisbo:Does Magcargo's "Magma Pool" power *require* you to move one of your Fire energy cards? And what if you use a Switch or your opponent uses Double Gust to move it to the bench; does it still happen?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it does. If it's gusted up, or switched you do to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from chrisbo:When using Pokemon Breeder Fields, can I pick two different Cyndaquils on my bench, and if both flips are heads search for one Quilava & one Typhlosion?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can."
master_trainer_mike says, "Faster Steve faster!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "The server lag is holding us up quite abit as well. We just waited about a minute for that question to post."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from general_surge:Will they be serving minty fresh maple bars at the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "mint and maple together??? yuck......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from gym_leader_dragona:Since Neo 3 is out now, do you have any idea when we can expect the Neo 4 set to grace our stores?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sometime next year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from feralshade:does 'crystal body' prevent bench attack damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from umbreon666:Any decisions yet on the QT issue about previous qualifier winners playing and/or winning(or top 8ing) in other qualifiers, and the consequences of such?(i.e. will trips trickle down to those who have not already won?)
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, we answered this one earlier. First of all, you cannot win the trip more than once."
master_trainer_mike says, "So if someone competes again in a QT after having already won a trip (which personally seems rude to me), the the trip will go down to the next particiapnt."
master_trainer_mike says, "This will NOT be determined on site though so don't bug your TO it is NOT his or her call."
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be determined back here at WOTC HQ."
master_trainer_mike says, "This will probably change next year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from chrisbo:Speaking of "maple", where are the Dark Ones this afternoon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Dark MT Mike is out of the office today and DA Steve is here crushing me regularly at Chainmail."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from chrisbo:There have been some rumors going around that Toys R Us corporation has cancelled the remainder of this year's Pokemon League sessions. Can you confirm or deny this for us? (holds microphone up to MT_Mike)
master_trainer_pat says, "This is untrue, but the League's have ended officially for this year. Most stores will be taking the holiday season off(they have enough to worry about then anyways) and will restart in January 2002."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from liquidfire5761:are they going to make a pokemon card competition in south florida someday???
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, why don;t you have one yourselfr? Quite easy to run a sanctioned event, all the details are on our web site."
master_trainer_mike says, "Snow can wait, I forgot my mittens"
master_trainer_mike says, "ipe my nose get my new boots on"
master_trainer_mike says, "I get a little warm in my heart when I think of winter"
master_trainer_mike says, "I put my hands in my father’s glove"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone know that one????"
master_trainer_mike says, "ANYONE???"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from general_surge:What is your favorite phrase of the week from the chats?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at your current level of security clearance."
master_trainer_pat says, "We had to wait 3 minutes for that one...I can type the questions faster myself."
master_trainer_mike says, "and that means they are slow!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "and I'm about the worst typist alive"
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Shiny happy people laughing"
master_trainer_mike says, "Meet me in the crowd"
master_trainer_mike says, "People people"
master_trainer_mike says, "Throw your love around"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, everyone. Questions are taking forever to post..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from slowking_man:Is chrisbo your designated question asker or somethin'?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think he's just a naturally inquisitive kinda guy."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're locked up on this end. MT Mike is not able to log back in."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're going to end the chat here for this week and see if we can't get this problem taken care of ASAP."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, everybody."
master_trainer_pat says, "See you next week."