Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, November 15, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang! Welcome to another FUNCTIONING Pokemon Chat!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Happy Happy Joy Joy"
master_trainer_mike says, "We're so happy!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "The San Diego STS is just weeks away...is everyone ready?"
master_trainer_mike says, "We have 440 registered so far!"
master_trainer_mike says, "If you plan on going you have to register NOW!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Else you can't play in the main events!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from alan_m:how does nightly garbage run works?
darkmt_mike says, "At night."
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, you pick up to 3 cards fomr your discard pile. They can be a mix of basic energy or Pokemon and you shuffle those cards back into your deck."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon can be babies, basic, stage 1 or stage 2's."
master_trainer_mike says, "NO TRAINERS!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from micle_frankfurt:is dis official?...heh...
master_trainer_mike says, "NO DAT IS!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from bigdaddysnorlax:The wording on NR Sneasel's Swipe Attack says, "If heads, discard all Trainer cards attached to your opponent's Pokemon." Does that mean Trainers attached to their Benched Pokemon too?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I think that's just referring to the defending Pokemon. What do you think Mike?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from crosstrainer:Were there any announcements? I was late. If so, will you repeat themat the end?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, nothing yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from micle_frankfurt:why didn't wizards make a set of vending series cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, up to this point we've had plenty of sets in the pipeline. We have looked at using some of the cards from it before, maybe we will revisit it soon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from bigdaddysnorlax:If I use a Healing Field Stadium card, and flip heads to remove 2 damage counters from my Active Pokemon, can I then play another Healing Field and flip again on that same turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure. I think that the stadium would effectively be reset if you did so."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from crosstrainer:If Misty's Poliwrath is my active, and Brock's Ninetales is on the bench Shapeshifted into a water pokémon, does Brock's Ninetales take damage from Misty's Poliwrath's Water Ring?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wow...that one took a long time to find an answer for....crikey!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I believe the Shapeshifted B. Ninetales would nottake the damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #87 from crosstrainer:Does Metal energy on the defending pokémon reduce the damage done by Misty's Staryu's Swift attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from bigdaddysnorlax:If I have an Igglybuff in play, and I flip heads for Chaos Gym in orderto use a Trainer, can I use Iggly's Power to shut off one of my opponent's Pokemon Powers between the Chaos Flip and when I actually play the Trainer?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from onederlnd:okay, we all know that the STS is comin up in just over 2 weeks, what have you done to advertise for it? Last we heard there werent too many registered. I know I havent seen too much advertising. j/w
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not really sure what advertising has been done for it. There are quite a few people registered though and if last STS was any indication, we had alot of people wait until the last minute."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from micle_frankfurt:why didn't wizards make a set of all the vending series put together?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from mini_mech:where are you staying
master_trainer_pat says, "I still haven't been told where I will be staying. I'm sure it will be a luxury suite made up of cardboard boxes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi guys, sorry about that, work called."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for advertsising, it is all over our web site, marketing provided magnets and posters to every league location, it is going in local papers, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "This event has been quite well advertised."
master_trainer_mike says, "Back to the questions."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from wizo_sensei:)Hi guys!3 more weeks and it`s party time!Can`t wait to meet everyone again and have a blast!Anyway`s I have some rulings Q`s and some STS questions for ya`s coming up.:-)
master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from bigdaddysnorlax:Under the new DCI rules for starting a game, the Active Player resolvesany Mulligans, then places a card. If the second player also has a Mulligan and the Active player draws an additional card that they want to start with, can that initial card be picked up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #94 from yoshi1001:What happens if Genetic Memory is metronomed by an evolved Pokémon? An unevolved Pokémon?
master_trainer_pat says, "If it was evolved that Pokemon would be able to use Genetic Memory to use an earlier attack. If it's unevolved then you don't need to worry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from wizo_sensei:2) IF a fully powered Crobat attacks a Giovanni's Machamp and 2 coins are

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from wizo_sensei:IF a fully powered Crobat attacks a Giovanni's Machamp and 2 coins are
master_trainer_mike says, "huh?? this question keeps getting cut off."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from slowking_man:I'm one of those 440, and I'll see you guys there! =)
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from mini_mech:if i meet you guys at STS (if your going) can i get your Autographs ? Ialready plan on getting Puritys
master_trainer_mike says, "Steve will give you a paw print if you ask nicely."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from yoshi1001:Still no word on a promo card for Mewtwo Returns yet, huh?
master_trainer_pat says, "no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from yoshi1001:What's this I've been hearing about Agility and N3 Holo Suicune?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, what have you been hearing?"
darkmt_mike smiles.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, here is the official answer from Japan."
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "All attacks and all EFFECTS of attacks are considered to be done against the defending Pokemon, regardless of what those effects actually do."
master_trainer_mike says, "So Agility, or Suicune's Crystal Body can prevent all effects of the opponent's Active Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Meaning no Eeeeeking, no Fetch, no bench attacks, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pretty strong huh?"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
darkmt_mike says, "Waffle?"
master_trainer_pat says, "What do you think about that Dark MT MIke?"
darkmt_mike says, "Very strong."
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo Rev. Sneasel's Swipe attack?"
darkmt_mike says, "Yikes!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from michel1be:re question 82 : may we consider that the official ruling is 'referring to the defending Pokemon only' ?
darkmt_mike says, "Only the defending."
master_trainer_pat says, "You can consider that our answer for today. We will get official clarification as always from the rules team."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from slowking_man:You guys slow today?
master_trainer_mike says, "Got milk today?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Only when you include three Pokemon with text the size of New Hampshire in your question."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from wizo_sensei:For the STS main Tourney`s,must EVERYONE have an English equivalent ofany foriegn card in their decks outside of their decks no matter what country they are from?
master_trainer_pat says, "No. If your native language is english you must havean english copy of any foriegn card outside your deck. If your native languageis something else, such as German you can use german cards"
master_trainer_mike says, "So a french player uses french cards. If he has japanese cards in his deck, he must ahave a french card equivalaent outside of his deck, just like we must do with english."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from wizo_sensei:Will personal timers be allowed to be used in the main tourney`s?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ultimatrely it is up to the main judge, but clocks are allowed as long as you realize they are not official. The judges timer is the official one. And they must NOT be disruptive in any way."
master_trainer_mike says, "Menaing no alarms and so on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from marril2000:can non-qt winners can take the shuttle to and from the convention center to the qt winner's hotel?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a typical hotel shuttle, they decide the rules."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from daddyum:Are there plans for another season of Pokemon League?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, there are"
master_trainer_pat says, "Year 3 starts Jan 5th"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from soslowpoke:Wooper isnt Promo 40 is it?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"
darkmt_mike says, "Promo Bill is."
master_trainer_mike says, "ignore the man behind the curtain!"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from soslowpoke:Anything else exciting for Pokemon until the new league starts with the exception of the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Lots of new programs being developed for you guys."
master_trainer_mike says, "The new league starts Jan 5th."
master_trainer_mike says, "That is only 6 weeks away."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from marril2000:What are the times for check in on friday at the wcsts2 (if there is check in on friday)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat found it, it is 7-9pm on Friday."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from wizo_sensei:)I have seen the Red opaque sleeves from Ultra Pro that people use where you can see through them enough to determine whether it is an English or Japanese card inside of it.What does WotC intend to do about this?Will they be allowed in the STS main t
master_trainer_mike says, "The rule is simple. If you can see through the sleevs, then a japanese card in a deck would still be considered a marked card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from yoshi1001:Any cool Pokémon card stuff at the NYC Pokémon Center?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, don't know. Has anyone been there that can tell us?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from crosstrainer:I shouldn't advertise this, but I will be staying at the Econolodge in San Diego...it WAS the cheapest one available. Would I get in any trouble if I wanted to hand out Promo cards with an attached flyer at the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "What? You would have to talk with us on site. We would have to see what you are giving out since it would not be official."
darkmt_mike shakes his head.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from megax_pa:Here's my weekly stupid question: "Is it at all possible to flip for final beam on Dark Gyarados if it has focus band on it, is potientially KO'd, but saved by the band?"
master_trainer_pat says, "D Gyarados must be KO'd for it to flip for Final Beam."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from marril2000:will there be a promo card for the Pokemon Center: NY USA opening tomorrow? (a past promo or new promo)
darkmt_mike says, "Promo Bill?"
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from yoshi1001:Re: 99 What about Fossil Haunter's Transparency?
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, works the same way."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from wizo_sensei:If a fully powered Crobat attacks a Giovanni's Machamp and 2 coins are heads and the attack did sufficient damage to knock out G Machamp...G`s Machamp is still allowed to flip for Fortitude,right?(If instead of Crobat,a Magby attacks and G Machamp has 10 HP left,the above still holds true also,correct?)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would. This is the same exact issue as if you were using an attack that did damage and paralyzed against a Dark Gyarados."
master_trainer_mike says, "Damage is placed first, then if that triggers anything (in this case the Focus Band), that is checked BEFORE any other effect form the attack is done."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from onederlnd:If I have an active NON-holo Entei, can I used Double Gust and not bring him back to the bench? Meaning DGust, bring out there Pokemon, and retreat forwhat I want?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes the DGust would still effect their Pokemon but not Entei."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from slowking_man:RE 102: Yes, I do have milk today. *drinks it*
master_trainer_mike says, "Good for you (pats him on the head)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from mini_mech:can i get your autographs at STS
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, we'll sign your milk carton*signs it*."
darkmt_mike says, "Of course!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from marril2000:mike, when are the akimbo articals returning to the wizards site? Also,when will dmtm, mtp, and das get there own druthers cards :D
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah When?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, there have been plenty of guest articles written. Believe it or not, we are all SUPER busy here. I hope to get back to doing more of them after this next STS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from micle_frankfurt:will we ever get english quick starter set?
master_trainer_mike says, "what? like VS? nope"
darkmt_mike says, "Rats Right!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from generalraikou:With a neo 3 raichu vs. smeargle and raichu did its lightning strike attack last turn...and smeargle has lets say 2 psychic energy on it can it do 80 damage with lightning strike even without the L energy cards attached?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, that is the second modal card in the new set. You could end up discarding zero lightning cards if you metronomed or sketched that attack and still do the 80 damage."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will verify this to be sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #124 from bigdaddysnorlax:Given the new ruling about Crystal Body, would it prevent things like shuffling Water Energy back into your deck if you used Feraligatr's Riptide Attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would. Parasect's effect without the Parasect."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from onederlnd:Has there been anything new about WizPoG. Last I checked it was down. What's going on?
darkmt_mike says, "It's up!"
master_trainer_mike says, "As you may know, our message boards have been slow as of late, the UBB osftware we had to upgrade to has had its issues."
master_trainer_mike says, "Our online team has been working on different fixes and have had to take the boards down from time to time to work on them."
master_trainer_mike says, "Last I heard they were up today."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from generalraikou:with healing fields can you flip once...then play another healing fields and flip again?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from crosstrainer:What's the best way to make sure my local Toys R Us gets their League materials in time for Jan 5?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are working on various internal logistic changes. More details to come soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from yoshi1001:Re: 116 does it have to be active? I shudder to think the answer could be no...
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, the Haunter must be active in order to stop things like Eeeeek and so on."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #131 from crosstrainer:What truth is there to the rumor that the Promo Bill card looks alot like former President Clinton holding a maple bar in one hand?
darkmt_mike says, "He wasn't our first choice."
master_trainer_pat says, "In the words of another famous president...."I don't recall.""
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from purity1:re #112 i'm going to the pokemon center tomorrow....i'll let you all know what they have :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Kewl."
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks Pure!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #133 from crosstrainer:What was the final ruling on how SI Mew works with only a Rainbow Energy card attached?
master_trainer_pat says, "When you use this attack with one Rainbow attached you select a type of energy when you use the attack. It does it's damage to thosetype of Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #134 from alan_m:how do you play nightly garbage run? i dont understand it very well
master_trainer_mike says, "You can return up to a total of 3 cards only. It can be a mix of the allowed card types though (any kind except Trainer Cards)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Choose up to 3 cards (can be basic energy or any type of Pokemon) from your discard pile, show them to your opponent, then shuffle them back into your deck."
master_trainer_mike says, "They can be a mix of thses types."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from slowking_man:O.O *shaves off all his hair and decontaminates his head*
master_trainer_pat says, "That's sorta extreme...have you been drinking that new Mountain Dew Code Red??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from matthewssandslash:If your opponent uses Challenge and you get a Charmander and then your opponent plays Chaos Gym and then Breeder but your opponent flips tails for Chaos Gym, can you turn Charmander into Charizard (even though it's your first turn)?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes, this could work though it will never happen."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from alan_m:what is a char counter?
darkmt_mike says, "Very small pieces of molten magma...most people don't play with them because they burn your hands!"
master_trainer_mike says, "once more, IGNORE THE WEIRD LITTLE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
darkmt_mike says, "Little?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wittle"
darkmt_mike says, "Wittle wittle?"
master_trainer_mike says, "They are counters that result from using a Quilava's attack."
darkmt_mike says, "Molten Magma!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from yoshi1001:Suicune et. al won't stop anthing that is required to do an attack or calculate damage, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Be more specific please. Like Sneasel from Neo Genesis?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Then no, it doesn't stop that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #141 from mini_mech:what's your favorite new Pokemon card from Neo Revelation and why
darkmt_mike says, "Rockets Hideout...Dark P's get +20!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I wouldn't call this my favorite...but I like Celebi just cause it looks like a little rutabega with big eyes."
master_trainer_pat smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "Crobat is already pretty popular around here for gameplay purposes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Misdreaveous is neat too."
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoops, Misdreavus."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #143 from soslowpoke:any new promos you can talk about?
darkmt_mike says, "Bill?"
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing new other than that Charizard that Dark MT Mike has been wanting to tell you about..."
master_trainer_pat says, "what about that MIke?"
darkmt_mike says, "Doh!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Did you have something to say??"
master_trainer_pat says, "Where's that Charizard?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #144 from yoshi1001:If I have an active and a benched F. Haunter, will a heads on either prevent effects on the benched Pokémon?
master_trainer_pat says, "If this happens the game is over cause no one can affect you at all."
master_trainer_pat says, "JUst kiddin'"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #146 from crosstrainer:RE:133 Can the Rainbow Energy be a Psychic Energy to use the attack AND an energy of your choice?
master_trainer_pat says, "YEs."
master_trainer_pat says, "but it will only do the damage to the type that you choose, Psychic _and_ the one you choose."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #148 from mini_mech:Did either of you give Pure her Shiing Mewtwo ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not I, said the little lamb."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #145 from matthewssandslash:If Blaine's Moltres uses its attack on DK Gyarados and Moltres would go into the deck but Final beam works and does enough to KO Moltres, does Moltres enter the deck, and does the player with DK Gyarados get a prize?
master_trainer_pat says, "If the Phoenix Flame KO's D Gyarados than the Final Beam will go off. If that KO's B. Moltres than it will not be shuffled back into the owner's deck. The D Gyarados player gets a prize as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from yoshi1001:re: 138 Never say never, Mike.
darkmt_mike says, "Never."
darkmt_mike says, "Never?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, I'll "Never Say Never Again.""
master_trainer_mike says, "How about "The Man with the GOlden Gun" can I say that?"
master_trainer_pat says, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
master_trainer_mike says, "Diamonds are Forever?"
master_trainer_pat says, "From Russia With Nub?"
darkmt_mike says, "Don't go any further!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Live and Let Die!"
darkmt_mike shakes his head.
master_trainer_pat smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "Goldeneye!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #149 from yoshi1001:Re: 140 Kadabra's Recover? I'll prepare some more in the future.
master_trainer_pat says, "Right."
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't go to any trouble to prepare more. We're good here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from mini_mech:what about ampharos is that the best in the set ?
darkmt_mike says, "I don't think so."
master_trainer_mike says, "That is entirely up to you."
darkmt_mike says, "It is?"
master_trainer_pat says, "He's pretty fun and pear shaped."
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, pearalicious"
darkmt_mike says, "That makes him good or tasty?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from yoshi1001:What about next week's chat? you guy's aren't working next thurs, right?
darkmt_mike says, "No!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct! No chat next week, have a happy Gobble-day."
darkmt_mike says, "Turkey Day Off."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from soslowpoke:So a new Charizard...?
darkmt_mike says, "Er..ah.."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, Dark Master Trainer Mike has all the info and you can e-mail him directly at...."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from crosstrainer:With all the new sets out, do you think there will ever be a wide open format? Do you think the modified team rocket format had any effect on attendance at the ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, considering how many completely broken cards were in the early sets...hmmmmmm."
master_trainer_mike says, "nope."
darkmt_mike says, "Never!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from yoshi1001:re: 144 So what's the answer?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not gonna tell you :) NYAH NYAH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee hee heee heeeeeeeeeeee"
darkmt_mike says, "Yes or No."
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from matthewssandslash:What happens when your opponent uses Challenge and I get a Charmander and then my opponent uses Chaos Gym and then Breeder (flipping tails on Chaos Gym), can you turn Charmander into Charizard? I know this was just asked but I had a problem...
darkmt_mike says, "42."
master_trainer_mike says, "we did already answer, this would work though the odds are so against it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from crosstrainer:I already read your ruling on F. Aerodactyl's PP not preventing Brock's Ninetales from Shapeshifting. "No more Evolution cards can be played." Please define "played".
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, keep in mind that we didn't make this game so we do realize that this game conists of lots of rulings that don't always follow a strong inherent logic."
master_trainer_mike says, "this is one of them, Japan said so"
master_trainer_mike says, "evolutions cards played is defined as putting it on top of the Pokemon that it evolves from. Ninetails doesn't do that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #160 from crosstrainer:RE: answer to 146: Pat, are you saying that Mew automatically damages psychic pokémon and another of your choice?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope. Note, that I said that it wouldn't do both Psychic and the type you chose."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #161 from matthewssandslash:Does Fire Recharge set off Blaine's Ninetails' power?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it won't trigger that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from alan_m:i have a shining gayrados and im planning to trade it but i dont know becouse its ultra rare what do you think i can do?
master_trainer_mike says, "that is again, entirely up to you"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #164 from matthewssandslash:Can Blaine be used to attach Rainbow Energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it must be a fire energy when it is in your hand"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from matthewssandslash:Does Unown K's power continue even if it's Asleep, Confused or Paralyzed? The card does not say.
master_trainer_mike says, "You're right it doesn't. Assume the usual, if confused, paralyzed, or asleep, the Pokemon power is shut off."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from yoshi1001:What is the ratio of standard DCI tourneys v. Modified tournies (roughly)?
master_trainer_mike says, "far more modified"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from guest450:which pokemon card is the most rarest
darkmt_mike says, "Of the ones you know about, or don't know about?"
master_trainer_mike says, "well I have the only copy of the Oingo Boingo Weedle card in existance here at my desk :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "There was one Japanese Pikachu card that some sold on Ebay awhile back...that one was rare times 60"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from soslowpoke:Pat- I already know DMTM's direct e-mail address ;]
darkmt_mike says, "That can't be good!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from bjj763v2:For definition of Played - wouldn't that also include "from your hand"?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes played means from your hand, so a card that comes into play from your discard pile or deck is not considered "played""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #172 from crosstrainer:I haven't seen all the new NR cards yet, is there any cards you guys know of that can move non-energy "attached" cards from one pokemon to another?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I can't think of any that do that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from yoshi1001:Would Suicune etc. not prevent bench damage from Feint Attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "Suicune doesn't stop damage anyway, so it would not stop the Feint damage done."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #174 from mini_mech:whjat cards are you looking to get cause i know you have stuff i might need
darkmt_mike says, "I do indeed."
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm looking for a foil Harry, the Seeker and a foil Nimbus 2000. Do you have those?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from megax_pa:I think somebody needs to make another weedle... possibly a "Wee Weedle" (baby weedle?) =P
master_trainer_mike says, "Kewl :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from yoshi1001:re: 163 Can that be considered an eratta (like Rkt. Mnfld Gym)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, unless yo hear us say that word, don;t jump toconclusions until we verify it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from matthewssandslash:If Ditto copies Koga's Ditto and successfully uses Giant Growth, and then Koga's Ditto leaves play, and then later it comes back, will Ditto have 80 HP or just a boring old 40 HP?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it will just be a copy of whatever it happens to be copying at that time. I realize the larger question of whether it would now have a base HP of 80, but does it really matter?"
master_trainer_mike says, "we will find out"
master_trainer_mike says, "just cuz you asked this improbable situation...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from guest450:should i change my dark alakazam (shinny) for a shinny pichu
master_trainer_mike says, "that is entirely up to you"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from crosstrainer:Is there more than one Suicune in the NR sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes, there are 2 versions"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #180 from soslowpoke:Could this Charizard be the Reverse holo one coming in the Mewtwo Returns video?
master_trainer_mike says, "where do you keep hearing those rumors?"
darkmt_mike says, "What Charizard?"
master_trainer_mike says, "no reverse charizard that I know of"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it's an entirely different Charizard."
darkmt_mike says, "Like I said before!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from yoshi1001:re: 173 Fine. Substitute Haunter or Agility for Suicune.
master_trainer_mike says, "effectively yes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from mini_mech:POKEMON CARDS i am not big in hairy potter i only have the books
master_trainer_mike says, "well we have all of those"
master_trainer_mike says, "thanks anyway"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm just looking for the misprint blank white cards with the Pokemon backs now."
master_trainer_pat smirks.
darkmt_mike says, "Pat!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from yoshi1001:re: 176 then is that just a temporary ruling?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, as we have been doing for almost 2 years now. Until we say it is official, it is just an interpretation."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #184 from crosstrainer:Sabrina's Gastly w/Fade Out vs. Ditto. If Gastly "Fades Out", is Ditto KO'd, or does it revert to 40HP when Gastly leaves?
master_trainer_pat says, "Ditto immediately changes to whatever Pokemon it's facing next (the one that takes Gastly's place)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #185 from crosstrainer:Which Suicune is the controversial one, and how can I take a look at it on the internet?
master_trainer_mike says, "The level 33 Suicune with the Crystal Body Pokemon Power is the one that people keep getting confused about."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #187 from matthewssandslash:If you have 25 Grass energies on an Exeggutor and a Meganium (Wild Growth) in play, and your opponent has a Clefairy Doll as their active Pokémon, and you use Big Eggsplosion, and your first flip is heads, could you just stop? This assuming that if extra heads would have no effect (unlike if you had a DK Charizard or DK Vileplume or were battling a Mr. Mime), could you stop?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you would have to do all the flips."
darkmt_mike says, "Go GO GO!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #188 from megax_pa:re: #182 Pat- are you really? I might have one of those sitting around...
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, I am...really!"
darkmt_mike says, "You are what?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #189 from crosstrainer:RE: 184 Gastly's HP is 30 and FAde Out does 30 damage...again I ask?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry we weren't paying attanetion. Ditto is Knocked out (unless he had metal energy or focus band or something to keep it in play)."
master_trainer_mike says, "It would be a copy of the gastly which has 30hp. After it takes the 30 hp from the fade out attack, it is knocked out BEFORE another Pokemon comues up to take the place of the faded out ghastly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from yoshi1001:Other than damage to itself, what attack elements won't Suicune stop?
master_trainer_mike says, "Look, Suicune doesn't stop any damage, period. It only stops all other effects of an attack."
master_trainer_mike says, "It also does NOT prevent any self inflicted effects, only those done by your opponent."
master_trainer_mike says, "Otherwise, it stops ALL non-damage attacks done by the defending Pokemon, period."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from matthewssandslash:re: 187- Do you really have to? If you did that 2 or three times in a match, you could effectively stall out the match, which woud be bad for your opponent.
master_trainer_mike says, "Then don't play with 25 grass energy on a meganium.Like that would ever happen....."
darkmt_mike says, "It would be bad for you. Since you are the one stalling."
master_trainer_mike says, "massive overkill"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from crosstrainer:Are all the cards released in the US originally designed in Japan, or has Wizards created some originals?
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm."
master_trainer_mike says, "So far they are all japanese cards (we released DarkRaichu first but that was approved by Japan as well)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from yoshi1001:re: 189 If Ditto does have a focus band and gets a heads? How many counters are placed? 2, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yoshi, please quote the earlier question you are asking us. It is hard for us to go back and try and find previous questions. Thanks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from yoshi1001:re: 190 you said it would block bench damage.
master_trainer_mike says, "same here"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #195 from matthewssandslash:If an Electrode is "Buzzaped" onto a Brock's Ninetails, how do you distinguish it from previously Shapeshifted Evolution cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's up to you to remember(as well as your opponent)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #197 from mini_mech:weakness wise i mean

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from mini_mech:the New Lanturn can pretty much hurt alot of water and all fire correct
master_trainer_pat says, "Please write out your whole question."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from crosstrainer:So all playable cards have to be approved by Japan first?
master_trainer_mike says, "it is their game, yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from yoshi1001:Okay. Now you're saying suicune doesn't block any damage, but before you said it blocks bench damage. Which is it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Suicune does not prevent damage in any way, whether damage done to it or to the bench, my apologies for not being clear about it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from slowking_man:You guys should buy Media Factory...then America would have control over the TCG! Mwahaha!
master_trainer_mike says, "well actually the Pokemon license is also controlled by Nintendo, Creatures, and TPC too."
darkmt_mike says, "More then just Media Factory."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from mini_mech:the new lanturn can do alot of damage against fire and most water Pokemon correct with its Pokemon Power right
master_trainer_mike says, "it could yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from slowking_man:Having fun with the Sucuine questions? XD
master_trainer_mike says, "no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from bigdaddysnorlax:Since we're on a roll with the Suicune questions, would it block the placement of Damage counters, and things like Life Drain?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes it would, placing damage counters is NOT the same as damage (doing damage)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #202 from matthewssandslash:If Ditto is copying a Blaine pokemon and you use Blaine, then use Gust to get a non-Blaine pokemon out (say lv. 12 Pikachu), can you still attach the energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you wouldn't be able to attach two energy because the Pokemon is no longer a Blaine's"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from matthewssandslash:If R's Zapdos has 4 Rainbow can it attack with Electroburn and then change the energy's type to avoid the penalty (like SI Mew)?
master_trainer_mike says, "no you can't and you are thinking about the Mew incorrectly."
master_trainer_mike says, "Rainbow energy counts as all energy types when it is in play, period."
master_trainer_mike says, "The SI Mew TELLS you to choose ! type ONLY that is attached."
master_trainer_mike says, "So the Rainbow on Mew still counts as all types but the attack only allows you to choose 1."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from slowking_man:RE: 200 I meant you guys would have control over designing cards...
master_trainer_mike says, "Wouldn't that be loverly???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from crosstrainer:Thinking back to Gym Heroes/Challenge I've often wondered why there wasn't an Ash deck. Do you think there will ever be any cards like Brock's Steelix and Misty's Politoed?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no plans for those types of cards that we know of."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #208 from mini_mech:screech on Genesis onix makes the damage done next turn do +20 does that effect still take place if you evolve ?
master_trainer_pat says, "The effect of Screech references the defending Pokemon, it won't end if Onix is benched or evolved."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from crosstrainer:I have about 70 older WotC Promos I would like to hand out with a flyer, specifically who should I talk to at the WCSTS before I hand them out?
master_trainer_mike says, "please email us at custserv@wizards.com and ask it to be forwarded to MT Mike. I will get it and we can talk about this."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #210 from yoshi1001:N3 Suicune is Teleport Blasted by Dk Alakazam. Do we get a blast with no Teleport?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #211 from matthewssandslash:If Focus Band saves Promo Entei and Bolt triggers, does Focus Band enter the deck?
master_trainer_pat says, "When the Focus Band triggers its discarded."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #212 from crosstrainer:MT Mike, Can I e-mail you an attachment of the flyer?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from matthewssandslash:Okay, in reference to question 202, could you play Blaine, then Oak, then lay down a Blaine's Magmer and attach 2 energies to it?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"
master_trainer_pat says, "yes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #214 from matthewssandslash:Why is Base Set Gastly so awful?
master_trainer_mike says, "actually, in te current environment it ain't so bad"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey. Stop maligning Gastly."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'd gladly destiny bond against your gatr"
master_trainer_mike says, "lose my basic and you lose your stage 2? go ahead"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #215 from mini_mech:you guys like Vs and Neo 4 japanese cards ?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #216 from mini_mech:i mean do you guys collect them
master_trainer_pat says, "We have many of them already. The Japanese cards are cool though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #217 from matthewssandslash:How can you distinguish a Buzzaped Electrode on a Brock's Ninetails from other evolution cards, or other Electrodes that were Shapeshifted?
master_trainer_mike says, "we already answered this one, it is up to you to know the difference."
master_trainer_mike says, "do whatever you need to do to keep track if you want"
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe put a little hat on the buzzaped elecrode"
master_trainer_mike says, "like a fez for instance"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #218 from yoshi1001:Suicine etc. would prevent Destiny Bond, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"
master_trainer_pat says, "Done!"
master_trainer_mike says, "5:00! Time to go!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Please register for the WSTS if you haven't yet!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We won;t be hear next week cuz of Thanksgiving so have a great turkey day all of you!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you all on the 29th, the last chat before the STS!!! Better have all of your questions ready!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll be here on the 29th."
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Never say never!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Later gang."