Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, November 01, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hello evrybody!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We had to do some work to get the chat up and running today."
master_trainer_mike says, "DAP Steve is running as fast as he can in the big old hamsetr wheel."
darkmt_mike says, "Two Mike's no waiting!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Unlike the new Crispy Creme with its 5 hour wait."
darkmt_mike says, "Mmm. Donuts!"
darkmt_mike says, "Maple Bars!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat is home sick so Dark Mike is here to torment you while I try to educate you."
darkmt_mike says, "He ate too much Halloween candy"
master_trainer_mike says, "So, to be clear, the source of all knowledge Pokemon is Master Trainer Mike."
master_trainer_mike says, "The source of all evil and the mibegotten ideal of bars being donuts, is Dark Master Mike"
master_trainer_mike says, "So, let's begn shall we?"
darkmt_mike says, "Thank you! I will be here till Thursday!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from pkmnx:Hi guys! Just one thing to say...Crobat RULES!
master_trainer_mike says, "Last I heard, several small tropical islands I heard."
darkmt_mike says, "I will tell Mr. Crobat for you!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from michel1be:May I flip twice for the same Pokemon with Breeder fields ?
master_trainer_mike says, "No you may not. It asks you to choose 1 or 2 different Pokemon. Each flip is tied to the Pokemon you choose."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from michel1be:Celebi Psychic damage attack says 'Put 1 damage counter on the defending Pokemon'. Does that mean that : 1 Metal energy attached to the defending will not reduce damage - 2 Resistance is not active ?
darkmt_mike says, "Correct on both acconts!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from pkmnx:I hope you guys decorated your office with Base Set Gastlys this Halloween...scary in TWO different ways!
master_trainer_mike says, "Base Set 2 Gastlys actually. Much scarier!"
darkmt_mike says, "Gengars! Of course!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from hi_jynx:Promo Smeargle vs. Brock's Ninetails SS'd into Aerodactyl. Smeargle paints Psychic. Who is psychic? 9tales? Aero? Both? I SS'd into Espeon to avoid an argument....
master_trainer_mike says, "Brock's Ninetails is psychic. But we will check on this later."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from michel1be:DMTM, is it true that you'll give donuts as prices to the players who'll beat you at the STS ?
darkmt_mike says, "No. I eat doughnuts not give them away!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Aeros is also psychic in that previous example."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from pkmnx:/ask Any news? League? Neo4? promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Lots of it, sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from chrisbo:If a Pokemon that was attacked by Night Eyes last turn goes to the bench, could I Gust it up, put it to sleep (with the Sleep! trainer or TR Drowzee), and then KO it with Perish Song?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from bigdaddysnorlax:Does the Legendary Body Pokemon Power prevent effects of Trainer cards like Plus Power that add to Attack done by Raikou/Entei/Suicune?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it does prevent them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #11 from aaron_the_great:Hi guys! Just one thing to say...Kingdra RULES!
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah...whatever!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from chrisbo:Here's a toughie for ya. How would it work if a Shapeshifted Brock's Ninetales is attacked by Misdreavus' "Night Eyes", and then by "Perish Song" on the following turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Brock's Ninetails would be Knocked out."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from michel1be:Do the european winners of european STS qualifier have 3 rounds bye in San Diego too ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Those 14 and under do."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from megax_pa:Just a clear up for myself, because I'm stupid sometimes. =P Koga's Koffings and Weezings do not count for Dark Weezing's Mass Explosion, correct?
darkmt_mike says, "Right!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from pkmnx:I think someone already asked this, but...do you have to discard Balloon Berry when retreating if its on a free retreater?
master_trainer_mike says, "No you do not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from chrisbo:Last time, you guys said that a Buzzap'd Electrode is counted as a "Special Energy Card" for Smoochum's "Psykiss" attack. Are all any non-basic energy cards considered to be "Special Energy Cards" or only those with that phrase written on the card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from chrisbo:Procedurally speaking, when using Pokemon Breeder Fields, if both flips are heads would I go "Flip, Search, Shuffle, Flip, Search, Shuffle", or would I go "Flip, Flip, Search (for 2), Shuffle"? Or does it really matter?
master_trainer_mike says, "It doesn't matter but procedurally it would be Flip, Flip, Search, shuffle."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from calathon:Koga's Koffing has a Ninja Trick attached and uses Smokescreen. When the opponent attacks, which has to be done first, the flip to see if the attack can be made or the activation of the Ninja trick?
darkmt_mike says, "First the Smokescreen"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from unown_master:I know this has been answered before, but is the Birthday Pikachu card playable?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in any sanctioned events."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from pkmnx:How was ditto errata'd?
darkmt_mike says, "No erratta."
master_trainer_mike says, "Look at the 16 pages on the Team Comnpendium web site. It wasn't errataed. But we only have 9 pages of rules on our master rulings."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from chrisbo:For Ampharos' "Attract Current" attack, if I get 3 heads can I attach all three Lightning energies to the same pokemon if I wish?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes you could."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from hi_jynx:Will Neo Revelation Sneasle be allowed in the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it will. Only the Genesis version of Sneasel is banned."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from pkmnx:I was reading over the free STS trip contract...do we HAVE to participate on both days? I was gonna do a day of side tourneys...
darkmt_mike says, "No you don't."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from shannon9:When using miracle berry to cure poison, what comes first between turns, poison or berry?
darkmt_mike says, "If you read rule book you have the choice of which comes first!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from purity1:what ever happened to the word of the day? vocabularies are starting to suffer....
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, todays' word is SARCASM. Can you spot when we use SARCASM in a sentence?!?!?!"
darkmt_mike says, "No! Not Sarcasam!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from chrisbo:Say I have Rocket's Hideout and a full bench including a Dark Golbat with 50 damage on it. The opponent then plays Narrow Gym. Does the Dark Golbat get KO'd first, or can I scoop him into my hand first due to the Narrow Gym effect?
darkmt_mike says, "You could scoop the Golbat."
darkmt_mike says, "It is the difference between being played which is first and in play which would be second."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from shannon9:can you use rainbow enery to evolve Eevee using the Pokemon Power: Energy Evolution
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, but you may search for only one Evolution for Eevee of your choice, so you must state which energy type Evolution you are searching for BEFORE you search."
master_trainer_mike says, "This is in the master rulings document. Many of the older questions that come up are already answered there. I'd reccomend checking it out."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from purity1:if your active is confused, and you want to attack a baby, which flip comes first? baby rule or confusion?
darkmt_mike says, "Baby Rule Because that is on the annoucement of the attack!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from pkmnx:Is Misdreavus the new ditto/brock's ninetales? ;D
master_trainer_mike says, "don;t forget Chrisbo's favorite, LSSP!"
darkmt_mike says, "Was that Sarcasm."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from chrisbo:Re Q12 So the effect of the "Night Eyes" attack resides on the Brock's Ninetales, not on the card it was Shapeshifted into, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, just as if Brock's Ninetails was poisoned and you attached an evolution card (which would NOT remove the poison because it does NOT count as evolving), the Night Eyes is on the one Pokemon, regardless of whether it has an attached evolution card on it or not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from calathon:Re B's 9tales and Perish Song: You sure? Isn't it considered one Pokemon for the Night Eyes but another (9Tales) for the Perish Song?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, see previous answer."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from bigdaddysnorlax:Regarding the Perish Song Attack - Is there any way to clear the effect between the Night Eyes Attack and the Perish Song Attack next turn. Benching doesn’t seem to as long as the conditions are met.
darkmt_mike says, "Evolving Devolving or leaving play."
darkmt_mike says, "But not benching."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from chrisbo:Re Q16, "Yes" they are Special Energy Cards, or "yes" to only those with the phrase written on it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, any card that provides energy that is NOT a basic energy card is considered to be a Special Energy Card and is affected by Smoochum's attack."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from hi_jynx:How does the trainer card "Arcade Game" actually work assuming that I turned up two water energy cards.
darkmt_mike says, "The two Water Energy would go into your hand!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from calathon:We have 16 Ditto pages instead of 9 because of all the times you guys change your minds :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "We could change it to one simple sentence."
master_trainer_mike says, "PLEASE STOP PLAYING THIS CARD!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "how's that?"
darkmt_mike says, "Our Minds are not our own in any case!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And now for a quiz!"
master_trainer_mike says, "In which of the above statements, was SARCASM used????"
master_trainer_mike says, ";)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from calathon:What is another word for "Thesaurus"?
darkmt_mike says, "Book of alternate words!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from purity1:if i use rev amphy's attract current, do i have to take an l energy for each heads? or can i take less?
master_trainer_mike says, "You have the choice, the card says for each heads you MAY......."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from hi_jynx:I will give darkmt_mike a maple bar or a donut if he can beat my SARCASM deck at the STS! :o)
darkmt_mike says, "No problem!"
master_trainer_mike says, "he will beat it like a drum!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from wizo_sensei:If Charizard has 110 damage and a Focus Band attached, what happens if Mew attacks it with Devolution Beam?
darkmt_mike says, "Ruling still pending Sensei!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from wizo_sensei:Here`s an STS question for ya`s.In the Top 8 of each age group,will it be time limit matches or a decisive win?

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from wizo_sensei:If a person in one of the 14- age groups wins 1st place,will they be allowed to play again in a higher age group?
darkmt_mike says, "What? No."
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean at the STS or at a QT?"
master_trainer_mike says, "If you win day 1 at the STS, you cannot participate in the second day main tournament, regardless fo what group."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from pkmnx:Wow...I must be cursed or something...ask if Misdreavus is the next B. 9tales and then there's 3 Misdreavus questions...
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't come near us with your icky Misdreavus Curse!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah well that is what it's all about who is the bigesset headache."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from pkmnx:Which do you guys think goes best with crobat: jumpluff or erika's victreebel?
darkmt_mike says, "Neither."
master_trainer_mike says, "I like the Jumpluff, combine that with Yanma and you have a nasty all free Retreat deck."
darkmt_mike says, "I like Dark Ville."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from chrisbo:"LSSP is Chrisbo's favorite card". Now there's a prime example of sarcasm for ya! :p
master_trainer_mike says, "Score 1 point for Chrisbo!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DING!"
darkmt_mike says, "It would be two but he can't count that high!"
darkmt_mike says, "Doh!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from chrisbo:If I use Piloswine's "High Speed Charge" attack, does benching it remove the effect? So if I could then somehow get it active again, I would be able to use High Speed Charge again, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you could. Just like we answered yes to every other Pokemon that has an attack that says "You can't use this attack next turn.""
master_trainer_mike says, "Gang, at some point we would like to help you help yourselves into finding the answers."
master_trainer_mike says, "This game will work much better if you have an understanding of the basic rules and can figure out these sorts of answers yourself instead of asking effectively the same question for every Pokemon that has the same effect on it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from pkmnx:After seeing sensei's question...if an ER attack is used against a Sabrina's Gastly with 10 HP left, would a Focus Band kick in?
darkmt_mike says, "Same effect we need to get an answer for."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from pkmnx:OK, what DOES go the best with crobat then?
darkmt_mike says, "Lentil soup."
master_trainer_mike says, "I have Yanma's, Jumpluff's, and Cleffa's along with several Trainers."
darkmt_mike says, "Dark Villes and Murkrow."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from wizo_sensei:You didn`t answer this one.In the Top 8 of each age group,will it be time limit matches or a decisive win?
master_trainer_mike says, "There wil be time limits."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from purity1:a lot of people ask the questions because they've come up in play..and an 'official' ruling is the only way to settle it...
master_trainer_mike says, "I understand, but if the exact same effect resides on one card and it has been answered for you, then the same answer applies to another card with the exact same effect."
master_trainer_mike says, "Everytime a set comes out we get wuizzed about the exact same effect that appears on different cards."
darkmt_mike says, "We need a more comprehensive meta-rule system I think."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from jay_lv99:when using a porygon 2 to change an energy to a dark enrgy, does it add 10 damage?
darkmt_mike says, "It provide a basic darkness energy card. The actual Darkness energy card is a nono basic that adds additional effects."
darkmt_mike says, "So the answer is no. It does not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from onederlnd:After the recent thread on WizPoG about the 'multiple QT winner' have Wizards come up with any viable solutions to handling if someone wins a QT and they want to play in another? In the same age group that is. I know there is no ruling on that now.
master_trainer_mike says, "This year, if someone wins a second QT, they get to keep the product but the actual Trip drops down to the next eligible finisher."
master_trainer_mike says, "Due to the confusion and anger we have seen over this, we will discuss and clarify this policy before the next rounds of events begins."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from jay_lv99:when you attach a rainbow energy to a rockets zapdos and use electroburn, does it do 10 damage for the rainbow energy?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it does."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from pkmnx:Hmm...MTM...is that the deck on the Sample Deck Registration sheet I got? O_o
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah! Yousaw it huh??"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from hi_jynx:I have Dark Wartortle active and Sketching Smeargle on the bench. D.W. Mirror Shells, opponent attacks. If I retreat DW for Smeargle and

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from hi_jynx:sketch, can I do double damage?
darkmt_mike says, "The mirror shell ends after your oppenents attack..so I'm not sure what you are asking."
darkmt_mike says, "Clarify please."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from chrisbo:I agree with your point about "figuring the answers out ourselves", but there are a lot of people out there who are not competent enough to make the correlation. We're just trying to help them along, just like you guys are.
master_trainer_mike says, "I understand. However, for player's to be able to take the game to the next level, they will need to understand the logic themselves."
master_trainer_mike says, "To help with this, I am working on getting some of the Meta Rules of the game put together to be added to the rulings document."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to have them up soon."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from warrior_sneasel:Porygon2 DCE = two energies of any type or just one?
darkmt_mike says, "Can't choose DCE. It is not a basic energy card."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from jay_lv99:more specific, (my dad is trying to beat me over the head cause he doesn't really wanna know the answer) every time you use electroburn, does it do ten damage for the rainbow energies?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. The answer is yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from megax_pa:Would "The MTs just LOVE answering all these questions!" be a good use of SARCASM? =P
master_trainer_mike says, "Not always, some of your questions are quite fun :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from bigdaddysnorlax:When using Kingdra’s Genetic Memory Attack, can you choose an Attack from any Horsea or Seadra, or do you only get to use Attacks from the ones actually used to evolve the Kingdra?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only the one's that Kingdra actually evolved into."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from jay_lv99:for EACH rainbow energy?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes again a thousand times yes!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from calathon:Understand the logic? But I though you couldn't.... Oh, never mind...
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, we do pretend that this game has some....(but only some). :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from hi_jynx:RE: 55&56 Can the benched but now active Smeargle Sketch the attack the defending pokémon did to the formerly active one?
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean? Are you trying to Sketch Mirror Shell? That does no damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from megax_pa:regarding question #57, some players, like myself, just like to clarify the rules, either to prove somebody else wrong, or to take the game to higher forms of strategy. It's not that we don't know the rules, we just want the satisfaction of higher ruling agreeing with us ;D
master_trainer_mike says, "Understood, but that does not help in your own development of the higher understanding of the game."
master_trainer_mike says, "Being able to answer it yourself and to knwo and list the logic that helps you answer it can be far more satisfying than having one of us say you are correct."
darkmt_mike says, "We would rather have you empowered then just a few of us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from pkmnx:If you Shapeshift into Kingdra, can you use Hypnotic Gaze or whatever from brocks vulpix with genetic memory?
master_trainer_mike says, "No you cannot."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from jay_lv99:does it 10 damage to himslf every time he does electroburn do to electroburns effect (does rainbow energy count as electric?)
master_trainer_mike says, "Rainbow energy counts as all energy types while in play. So a Rainbow energy on a Rocket's Zapdos counts as lightning energy, whether you want it to or not."
master_trainer_mike says, "So since Electroburn says take 10 damage for each lightning energy attached to it and Rainbow counts as lightning energy (as well as all other types), you take 10 damage for each Rainbow energy attached."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from megax_pa:I never said we weren't empowered ourselves, but some people won't believe you until a judge or some other "official" agrees with you. I've seen that all too much
darkmt_mike says, "I disagree. There are not enough people out there who know the rules well enough. The more of you that do the better it is for the game"
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a process. Over time we need more of you to become "judges" and rules experts or we will never take this game to the next level."
darkmt_mike says, "This is a basic truth."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from jay_lv99:thank you
darkmt_mike says, "You Are So Welcome!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"
darkmt_mike says, "Time to sing Mike."
master_trainer_mike says, "IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN1"
master_trainer_mike says, "HAVING TO SPEND THE DAY"
master_trainer_mike says, "THE COLOR OF THE LEAVES"
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT WHY WORRY?"
master_trainer_mike says, "WHY WORRY?"
master_trainer_mike says, "WHY?"
master_trainer_mike says, "WORRY?"
darkmt_mike says, "How was your Halloween Everyone?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from wizo_sensei:hey Mike,since you`re gonna sing...sing about how Maple Bars are not donuts!!! :-D
darkmt_mike says, "Hey I have a document. Where you admit that they are Sensei!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(he made it with a confederate gray crayon he had been saving from the 70's)"
darkmt_mike says, "Or should I say Cocoa Sensei.."
master_trainer_mike says, "(I saw him do it)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from indigomaster33:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, NO, not the singing!
master_trainer_mike says, "More questions or I start with Britney Spears!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from jay_lv99:does that mean if you put 4 rainbow energies under Ho-oh does it do 60 more damage because of rainbow energies effect my dad says if it penalizes rocket's zapdos, it should help ho-oh!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, Rainbow energy on Ho-oh does NO additional damage."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ho-oh says do 10 more damage for each BASIC energy card type attached. Rainbow energy is NOT a Basic energy card and does not add to the amount of damage done."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from wizo_sensei:I didn`t do it and whoever said I did it is a liar!! ;-) LOL
darkmt_mike says, "I have papers!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(he used it as a kleenex)"
master_trainer_mike says, "(I saw him do it)"
darkmt_mike says, "Whatever!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from onederlnd:How was YOUR halloween?! Get any pokemon kids coming to your house and freaking out ;]?
darkmt_mike says, "I gave away packets of Neo Revelations and Harry Potter...your choice."
master_trainer_mike says, "(he weighed them and kept the packs with holos)"
master_trainer_mike says, "(I saw him do it)"
darkmt_mike says, "I might have."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from indigomaster33:uh...um...uh...yea..questions...uh...is there any 2002 pokemon league info you can/will tell us?
master_trainer_mike says, "Starts January 5th, the tagline is Energize your Game. (that would be a hint)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from jay_lv99:it says while in play it counts as all
master_trainer_mike says, "So? It is still not a Basic Energy card. It is a non-basic energy card that provides all basic types of energy. Not the same thing."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from onederlnd:Any new news on the Maple Bar Invitational?
darkmt_mike says, "There will not be one. We will have pick up games when we have time!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah"
master_trainer_mike says, "I think I did it again"
darkmt_mike says, "Not her!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yuck!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I made you believe we're more than just friends"master_trainer_mike says, "Oh baby"
master_trainer_mike says, "It might seem like a crush"
master_trainer_mike says, "But it doesn't mean that I'm serious"
master_trainer_mike says, "Cause to lose all my senses"
master_trainer_mike says, "That is just so typically me"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh baby, baby"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oops!...I did it again"
master_trainer_mike says, "I played with your heart, got lost in the game"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh baby, baby"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oops!...You think I'm in love"
darkmt_mike says, "For the love of Pete somebody stop him!"
master_trainer_mike says, "That I'm sent from above"
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm not that innocent!!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Oh good questions!"
master_trainer_mike says, "THANK YOU!! I"LL BE HERE FOR ANOTHER HOUR!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from lance313:ENERGIZE your game. Hmm. Would that refer to the Game Boy Advance card reader thingy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nahhh"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from magmar2000:I went to a Krispy Kreme in Florida about 3 weeks ago. And because of that, I have 2 questions. Why didn't I see 1 bar donut there? Good thing I live on the West Coast. And, do you know if the one in Washington has the Devil's Food donut? ;-)
darkmt_mike says, "Because they ration out the great Maple Bars!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ya know, there are actual Maple donuts ya know! Why not just eat them?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from onederlnd:If it will keep you from singing... =/ Why isnt there an MBI, just curious (I know you've answered this a lot, but I havent been here too often lately.
darkmt_mike says, "I have found out that I'm so busy that I can't possibly do it."
darkmt_mike says, "I will still try to do things wity everyone that I can after hours."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from wizo_sensei:Here`s one for everyone out there.It`s a hint for those going to the STS(I have the answer-hint,hint):What does DCI stand for?
master_trainer_mike says, "Duelists Convocation INternational"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from the_mystery_thing:how often will the booster drafts start at the sts?
master_trainer_mike says, "The 8 person pick up drafts will be run throughout each day."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from wizo_sensei:uh,guys....this is a family oriented chat..keep your personal lives to yourselves.....;-)
darkmt_mike says, "I have no personal life."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from lance313:Was the location for the Qt winners chosen simply because that was where available rooms were, or was ther some othr consideration, and if so, what?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea."
darkmt_mike says, "We used darts."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from hi_jynx:D.W. Mirror Shells, Machop does 20 to D.W., Mirror Shell does 20 back to Machop. Retreat D.W. for Smeargle. Sketch Machop for 20. Is this legit?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, you are just Sketching the Machop attack that was done the previous turn. The Mirror Sheel has nothing to do with it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from magmar2000:My dad got a "round" maple donut there... It just isn't the same... Now the devil's food donut, there is a good "round" donut! :-D
darkmt_mike says, "All the East coast people will have to come and experience the great Maple Bar Experience!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from jay_lv99:where do you figure out your DCI ranking? (I have the #, but no knowledge of the rank)
master_trainer_mike says, "Go to the DCI pages on our web site. You can look up your ratings and rankings there. Go to the Magic page, then DCI."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from the_mystery_thing:#92: so they'll start whenever 8 people show up wanting to do one?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from indigomaster33:if i have 2 damage counters on my base gastly, and i get 2 more done by a horsea, how many counters will my base gastly have on it?
darkmt_mike says, "You would have 4 but it only has 30 HP so it would be knocked out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from the_maple_bar:SING MORE!
master_trainer_mike says, "SING"
darkmt_mike says, "No."
master_trainer_mike says, "SING A SONG"
darkmt_mike says, "Stop"
master_trainer_mike says, "SING OUT LOUD"
darkmt_mike says, "Please."
master_trainer_mike says, "SING OUT STTTTROOOOOONG!"
darkmt_mike says, "I actually have to hear him."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from the_maple_bar:Did I miss anything incedibly important in the beginning of the chat?
darkmt_mike says, "Nice name!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes the incredibly important beginning of the chat!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from michel1be:it would be great if you could show us, poor ignorant europeans, what exactly are donuts and maple bar ... San Diego would be a great opportunity ;-)
darkmt_mike says, "We would love too!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from hi_jynx:I heard mention of something called "slivers" or "splinters", what are they? There can be more than four per deck?
darkmt_mike says, "Magic!"
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be for the game called Magic the Gathering."
master_trainer_mike says, "DON'T WORRY IF ITS NOT GOOD ENMOUGH"
master_trainer_mike says, "FOR ANYONE ELSE TO HEAR"
master_trainer_mike says, "JUST SING!"
master_trainer_mike says, "SING A SONG!"
darkmt_mike says, "Please..."
master_trainer_mike says, "LA LA LA LA LA"
darkmt_mike says, "Someone.."
master_trainer_mike says, "LA LA LA LA LA LA"
darkmt_mike shakes his head.
master_trainer_mike says, "LA LA LA LA LA LA LAAAAAAA"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from indigomaster33:what is the varible if =/ equals 33 and there is 3 counters on a seadra?
master_trainer_mike says, "ZERO, BECAUSE ICE CREAM HAS NO BONES."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from hi_jynx:When are you going to put all of that creative talent into making a new chat theme song?
darkmt_mike says, "Talent?"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_mike says, "When I actually have time to sleep, eat, and anything else besides frantically getting next years League, championship events, rulings, formats, floor rules, new programs, and web articles done."
master_trainer_mike says, "You do know I do this for Harry Potter as well right?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from indigomaster33:oh and i thought ice cream had 207 bones
master_trainer_mike says, "no, those are ligaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "No more questions?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmmmm????"
darkmt_mike says, "Ask us sometimg!"
darkmt_mike says, "That we can answer!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I SAW HIM STANDING THERE"
master_trainer_mike says, "I SAW HIM STANDING THERE"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from hi_jynx:Q: What is the square root of 69?
master_trainer_mike says, "Tiffany anyone???"
darkmt_mike says, "Math. Yuck."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from pkmnx:Questions...um...nyarr?
darkmt_mike says, "Nar ftraolick."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from jay_lv99:can you make a chat song
master_trainer_mike says, "Did for you once already. I will try again when I have the time."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, I would like to take this time to tell you that the number of people that have called up and pre-registered for the next STS is quite low."
master_trainer_mike says, "You do know that in order to participate in the main tournaments you MUST call and register in advance?"
master_trainer_mike says, "If you don't call customer service at 1-8--=324-6496 and register for the STS BEFORE you get there, you will NOT be allowewd to colmpete in the main events."
darkmt_mike says, "Agents are standing by!"
master_trainer_mike says, "1-800-324-6496"
master_trainer_mike says, "So you MUST call us and pre-regsietr!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Please tell your friends this as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will cut back the sacel of the event if the numbers stay so low."
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't worry, we will still do it of course but if you want a full scale, big top, slamma jamma STS, we need your help in getting out the word."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from indigomaster33:whats an ECHO-GYM?
darkmt_mike says, "1800 ECHOGYM is 1800-324-6496."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from hi_jynx:Is the chat song still on your web site? I downloaded it just in case anyone wants it.
darkmt_mike says, "Our number."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is. It is at http://home.earthlink.net/~seawolven."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from wizo_sensei:If a Ditto metronomes a Brock`s Ninetails with an LSSP attached,do I get a prize if Misdreavous Perish Songs the Stadium card in play? :-D
master_trainer_mike says, "lemmme at him! lemme at him!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "The world would collapse into a gigantic black hole."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from the_mystery_thing:how many registered so far?
master_trainer_mike says, "about 300 so far."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from indigomaster33:how many bothans died today?
darkmt_mike says, "One. His name is Sensei."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from the_maple_bar:But he asked what an Echo Gym was. Not what the number was. /=
darkmt_mike says, "It is something I made up so you could remember the number."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from mysticzapdos_x:hows gengar?;\
darkmt_mike says, "He's fine. Just munching on a few Lanturn's..."
darkmt_mike says, "He likes Fish."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from indigomaster33:what is the number for 1-800-ECHO-GYM again?
darkmt_mike says, "That is the number to call to register for the WCSTS."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from wizo_sensei:[calls in Guido to destroy all Maple Bars]
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from pkmnx:Is there no way to kill gatr successfully?
darkmt_mike says, "I have one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from hi_jynx:Thanks MTs for the STS, I just pre-registered. My "Resistance Is Futile" deck is ready for action.
master_trainer_mike says, "Great! Good luck."
master_trainer_mike says, "There's a little black spot on the sun today"
master_trainer_mike says, "It's the same old thing as yesterday"
master_trainer_mike says, "There's a black hat caught in a high tree top"
master_trainer_mike says, "There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from sd_pokemom:Any announcements? I just got here...
master_trainer_mike says, "None except that players need to call up and register for the STS if they plan on participating. Numbers are down and may lower the scale of the event if we don;t hear from the public."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from jay_lv99:do you have an unbeatable magcargo deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still playing with it as a concept."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from gm_custom:I am a new comer that I am not quite familiar with the chat room rules. Please help thank you. and what is PM's?
master_trainer_mike says, "private messages I think."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from the_maple_bar:What black spot? I'm confuzzled. . .
master_trainer_mike says, "That is King of Pain from the Police."
master_trainer_mike says, "We call Dark Mike the King of Pain in the neck!"
darkmt_mike says, "Oh nice!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from onederlnd:What did you guys go out as for Halloween as? Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "A tired, overworked Pokemon employee......."
darkmt_mike says, "I went as that classic Star Trek security guy who is always killed as soon as they beam down to the planet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from jay_lv99:what about Octillery?
master_trainer_mike says, "We can't give away secret's. What do you like?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from pkmnx:Hey, what things go well with neo3 amphy aside from r. zappy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Try Raiku."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from the_mystery_thing:maybe the low numbers are due to a mix of plane costs and then sept 11.... that would explain lower numbers...
master_trainer_mike says, "Understood, we just want everyone to know they need to call and register inadvance."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will NOT be onsite sign-ups for the main events."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from hi_jynx:"King of Suede" by Weird Al was much better. I think he likes donuts too (or was it maple bars)
master_trainer_mike says, "definately donuts."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from jay_lv99:what are your fav. neo3 cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Crobat line,"
master_trainer_mike says, "Octillary is cool"
master_trainer_mike says, "The legendary dogs are all neat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Celebi"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ho-oh"
master_trainer_mike says, "Lugia"
master_trainer_mike says, "some of the trainers"
master_trainer_mike says, "LOTS of great cards!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Looking forward to seeing what you all make for your decks."
darkmt_mike says, "Entei"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from sd_pokemom:How _much_ lower, numbers-wise, is the pre-reg for WCSTS as compared to ECSTS? 50%? More?
master_trainer_mike says, "About 50% of last year's numbers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from hi_jynx:Flights are much more affordable now, attendance should rise don'tcha know? (said with a sharp WI accent)
master_trainer_mike says, "That is up to the public. We just wanted to make sure you all know that you MUST pre-register before you get there."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from hi_jynx:Are there any pokémon in the Rocket-On format that are similar to Blastoise's Rain Dance and Fossil Muk's PP?
master_trainer_mike says, "No real Rain Dance though Feraligatr is similar and others that do unlimited possible damage."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for Muk, well you can use Iggylybuff or Magby to shut off Pokemon Powers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from jay_lv99:can you please repeat favorites, I was booted
master_trainer_mike says, "There are too many to list. Lots of good cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from sd_pokemom:Sorry to ask this again: when will the 2001-2 Pokémon Floor Rules be up on the DCI site?
master_trainer_mike says, "They keep getting updated. They really should be up soon. My apologies."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from hi_jynx:I just called and registered a few minutes ago, I forgot to ask if I'm registered for both days?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes you are."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from mysticzapdos_x:if I use neo dis. espeon's psychic attack on a neo rev. suicune(with three water), would it do 30 or 60?
master_trainer_mike says, "60. The Legendary Body power does not prevent counting hopw many attached energies there are for purposes of calculating damage totals."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from onederlnd:What do you think would go best in a Dark Vile deck? Yanma, Crobat, or Erika's Vict?
darkmt_mike says, "I like the Crobat."
darkmt_mike smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from sd_pokemom:What time should the main tourney begin and end on both days? How many swiss rounds are we looking at?
master_trainer_mike says, "The full information on the STS (start times, etc) are all on our web site at http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/main.asp?x=wcsts2001"
master_trainer_mike says, "The number of rounds are based upon the number of participants in an age group."
master_trainer_mike says, "We guesstimate 8 rounds for each group before it goes to the top 8."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from hi_jynx:Besides Goop Gas Attack, what would be a good way to turn my own Misty's Gyrados Rebellion PP off so I can attack without fear of shuffling then into my deck?
darkmt_mike says, "None we can think of off the top of our heads!"
darkmt_mike says, "On your side at least."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from feralshade:what are the specs for the Gym Draft at the STS? (format, # of boosters used, etc.)
master_trainer_mike says, "THe normal draft rules are each player gets 5 boosters. For Gym it would be 2 Heroes and 3 Challenge."
master_trainer_mike says, "Make 40 card decks, play for 4 prizes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from onederlnd:Re:156 - Modified, I dont think there is anything, but Standard, play Fossil Muk ^_^
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from hi_jynx:What will some of the side tourneys formats be like? Should I bring my pre-Rocket cards just in case?
master_trainer_mike says, "Take a look at the web site at http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/main.asp?x=wcsts2001"
master_trainer_mike says, "It tells you about the side events. We will have a Unlimited and also a Modified Consstructed tournament each day (besdies themain one)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also booster drafts and Theme Deck challenges."
master_trainer_mike says, "No more questions?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, thank you all for coming. No more questions means the tired MT's can go back and do more work."
darkmt_mike says, "Have a good night!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks you all for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will see you again next week!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Niters :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from feralshade:thanks for answering our questions... can you run the announcements again?
master_trainer_mike says, "There weren't any this week except that if you plan on participating in the West Coast STS, you need to call customer service at 1-800-324-6496 to pre-register or you will not be allowed in the main event."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will end early this week as all the main questions seem to be done."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thaks gang!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you later!"