Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, December 06, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody!"
master_trainer_pat says, "How was everyone's trip back from the STS?"
darkmt_mike says, "Yo Ho HO..."
darkmt_mike says, "I slept!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I just want to take a quick second and thank Team Compendium, the super folks from DSL and Pokemon Zeo for all the help you gave us for this event."
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah!"
darkmt_mike says, "Ditto!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth! Agreed!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We really had a terrific time and ran a sucessful event in part due to your efforts."
darkmaster_steve says, "NOT DITTO!"
darkmt_mike says, "Okay."
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike shakes his head.
darkmt_mike says, "No Ditto here."
master_trainer_pat says, "I worked in the side events area and we ran over 60 tournament in our area alone over both days"
master_trainer_pat says, "_60_ tournaments."
master_trainer_pat says, "yowza!"
darkmt_mike says, "Amazing!"
master_trainer_pat says, "San Diego was a terrific place to hold this STS and the new convention center worked out wonderfully."
master_trainer_pat says, "We also have some terrific coverage of the weekend on our website if you were unable to attend this time."
darkmt_mike says, "Thaks to Ech, Pure, and Tyais!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, thanks for that Shao-Lin Scyther!! Way too cool!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Yeah where is my meowth?!"
darkmt_mike says, "And the "Out of Control Gengar"!"
darkmt_mike says, "I bet MTM stole it!"
master_trainer_pat says, "So let's go ahead and jump in to the questions for today..."
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #306 from evilmewtwo1:I am wondering if you guys read ness's rant on pojo today. If you did what do you think of it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, didn't read it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #307 from twinsen21_2000:Any plans on the WCSTS 3 or ECSTS 3 yet? ;-)
darkmaster_steve says, "nope, nothing yet.,"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, not yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #310 from slowking_man:Hey guys! Sorry, I was a bit late...anyway, thanks for making the WCSTS another great event! I even got to meet DMTM...=)
darkmt_mike says, "Wow. I hear he's really cool!"
darkmaster_steve says, "I still get no respect! Geeze."
master_trainer_pat says, "You met DMTM!, Where was he hidin?"
master_trainer_pat says, "No way!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Seriously, thanks for the kudos. We're glad you had a good time."
darkmt_mike says, "I wish I could meet him!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #311 from yoshi1001:So, there's no promo in Mewtwo Returns. Why didn't you just tell us?
master_trainer_pat says, "We didn't know. Honestly."
darkmaster_steve says, "I was in a box the whole time!"
darkmt_mike says, "There's no promo in Mewtwo returns."
darkmaster_steve says, "don't look at me."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #312 from crosstrainer:After a 7 1/2 hour drive down to San Diego, I made some dumb mistakes. Dark Muk's Sludge Punch vs. pokemon with Focus Band. Is poison damage applied before or after Focus Band Flip?
master_trainer_pat says, "After damage but before poison damage is applied."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #313 from mechachu:About The SBI, How was it? Anygood decks made?
master_trainer_pat says, "Very cool, but we were turned out of the hotel lobby before we could finish."
master_trainer_pat says, "I drafted a pretty good deck but I didn't get to face Damon from the DCI. So he was proclaimed the winner....D'oh!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #314 from yoshi1001:In future STSes, will dice be rolled in cups? (I told ya so! See the boards if you don't know what I mean)
darkmaster_steve says, "I doubt it to be honest, I have a phobia of cups."
darkmt_mike says, "They will also be rolled in flour and fried to a crispy brown! Please!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #315 from mechachu:Did you guys get Mechachu Doll promos? if not... oops ^-^" my bad
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, though I think I saw a few..."
darkmt_mike says, "I don't think so."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #316 from slowking_man:You guys got Mewtwo Returns yet? *kicks the postal service's slowness* If so, is it any good?
darkmaster_steve says, "Haven't seen it."
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth would be upset."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, though there weresome advance copies there from what I understand."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #317 from lance313:It was great meeting all of you: DMTM, MTM, MTP and DAS. And TC and Zeo. Sorry I didn't have any maple bars on hand when you stopped by DMTM. :(
darkmt_mike says, "That's pkay I had a large supply! It was great meeting you as well."
darkmaster_steve says, "WOO HOO reconization! They said they met me!"
darkmaster_steve laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike says, "They were just being kind!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Somebody knows me!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Quiet you!"
darkmt_mike says, "No they don't."
darkmt_mike smiles.
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks. It was a pleasure to meet everyone that we usually only know though a couple of odd letters/numbers."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #318 from yoshi1001:If Suicune's power doesn't work on the bench, does that also apply to Fossil Haunter?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, I take that back."
master_trainer_pat says, "I just re-read Haunter. He says: when an attack does anything to Haunter, flip a coin."
master_trainer_pat says, "This would still work while Haunter is on the bench."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #321 from crosstrainer:I wanna thank chrisbo for the Misty's Golduck, and DMTM for the new pre-released promo Charizard (even if it was sticky from maple donuts)
darkmt_mike says, "Er...I didn't give you a PRPC."
master_trainer_pat says, "OK, but there really isn't a promo Charizard. Crosstrainer is just making that up."
darkmt_mike says, "He does not exist!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #322 from slowking_man:I wanted to meet MTM, though... Oh well, I got to see him at least. *wonders if anyone heard him screaming "MIKE!!!" on Saturday morning*
darkmt_mike says, "We all heard you!"
darkmaster_steve says, "you can talk to him next week on the chat,"
darkmaster_steve says, "I am sure he will be around."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #323 from crosstrainer:Any idea when we will be seeing Neo 4 Chansey?
darkmt_mike says, "Feb."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we really havn't received any info about Neo 4 yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #325 from mechachu:Any idea when the Create-A-Pokemon cards will be up on the site?
darkmt_mike says, "If he is in there!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #326 from mechachu:How do you spell his name Rah Rah or Ra Ra?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know...let's say it's Ra Ra."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #327 from yoshi1001:But F. Haunter still falls under the Suicune umbrella (that's just a metaphor, DMTM) while active, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
darkmt_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know where you're getting that idea."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #328 from gentle_magmar:how did you all like the WCSTS?
darkmaster_steve says, "I had a great time,"
darkmt_mike says, "I had a great time!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hey!"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmaster_steve says, "but I had a hard time keeping meowth from "rearanging" our card that we were awarded."
master_trainer_pat says, "It was really pretty enjoyable. I think it was a real success from my standpoint."
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah. It was quite a tusssle."
darkmaster_steve says, "he was upset that he was not at the front...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #329 from cj_mich:Is the "don't apply weakness and resistance" in Pichu's attack an effect? ie: for calculation purposes vs. Suicune.
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just a instruction."
darkmaster_steve says, "Pichu wouldn't do any damage to suicune."
darkmaster_steve says, "it is all an effect of pichu's attack to do 20 damage to all pokemon with a power."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #331 from chrisbo:Hey, I met Dark Apprentice Steve too... :p
darkmaster_steve says, "You don't count Chrisbo! You met me before..."
darkmaster_steve says, "and denied it totally!"
darkmaster_steve grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #330 from yoshi1001:Back when you first came out with the suicune rulings, I asked if F. Haunter acted in a similar fashion. You said yes.
master_trainer_pat says, "Transparency is a similar power, yes."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #332 from slowking_man:You guys recuperated from the STS yet? XD
darkmaster_steve says, "Yeah, I was sick the day after I got back,"
darkmaster_steve says, "but I got to sleep for 13 hours."
master_trainer_pat says, "Not quite yet."
darkmt_mike says, "I'm still a little tired."
master_trainer_pat says, "I could use a day off."
master_trainer_pat says, "or a week."
master_trainer_pat says, "or two weeks..."
darkmaster_steve says, "quiet you!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Mr. I am going to rio!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, that's it!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah....MTP is going awaay for a long time!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll go to Rio for 2 weeks!"
darkmaster_steve cheers!
master_trainer_pat says, "Yee haww!"
darkmt_mike says, "Lucky Scyther."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "That's Mr Lucky Scyther, to you"
master_trainer_pat smiles.
darkmaster_steve says, "That should give me and meowth enough time to take over the chats while he is away!"
darkmt_mike says, "LoL"
darkmaster_steve says, "Nobody can stop us now!"
darkmt_mike says, "Us?"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #334 from gentle_magmar:Any Chance of ever haveing a STS in the South or Mid-west Maybe or will it always be on the West and East Coast?
darkmaster_steve says, "I don't think the "mid west super trainer showdown" sounds correctly,."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #335 from crosstrainer:Do you think there will be east and west coast showdowns again next year?
darkmaster_steve says, "don't know just yet."
darkmt_mike says, "Something will happen..."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #336 from mechachu:Did you guys get sick afterwards? Everybody in the Zeo party pretty much got sick...
darkmaster_steve says, "I was a little sick, got some sleep and was a bit better."
master_trainer_pat says, "Steve did, everyone else came out relatively unscathed..."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #337 from chrisbo:Re Q329 Huh? I don't get it. Why wouldn't Pichu's Zzzzap be blocked by Crystal Body. Isn't it doing damage to Suicune?
darkmaster_steve says, "Damage is the number in the right side."
darkmaster_steve says, "the rest is an effect."
darkmaster_steve says, "well, there is no number on the right side,"
darkmaster_steve says, "everything else is effect, (unless the damage has a + or X sign on it then the text may have something to do with it)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #338 from gentle_magmar:Is there something Speacial about some Murkrow With yellow text?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that I've heard..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #340 from slowking_man:Out of curiosity, do u guys ever go to any of the big Pokémon fansites on the Net?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, sometime I'll browse by them though."
darkmt_mike says, "Just ours for the most part. Zeo and Isle sometimes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #339 from chrisbo:...I mean why *would* it be blocked?
master_trainer_pat says, "Since there really isn't a damage amount printed to the right of the attack, Pichu's attack and thus damage is and effect."
darkmaster_steve says, "It is not damage, it is an effect, (yes an effect that would do damage, but still an effect that is prevented)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #341 from cj_mich:So the latest ruling is that if My attack puts my opponents Pokemon to sleep and that causes him to be KO's (ie Ditto) he gets to flip for a focus band?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."
master_trainer_pat says, "The difference is if poison or char KO's the pokemon"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #342 from yoshi1001:Last week you made some changes on what triggers Focus Band. Poison and Char still don't trigger it, right?
darkmaster_steve says, "Correct,"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #343 from gentle_magmar:Will The Backs of the cards change for Neo 5 Change or do you guys not know yet?
darkmaster_steve says, "don't know yet. sorry"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #344 from mechachu:Do you got Zeo? ;D
darkmaster_steve says, "nope"
darkmt_mike says, "I do."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #345 from yoshi1001:So if F. Haunter is affected on a bench, a heads only prevents effects that affect it specifically, right?
darkmaster_steve says, "that is correct, it does not prevent anything other then what is going to happen to him"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #346 from gentle_magmar:RE Question 338 I mean the text color on the card is yellow instead of white
master_trainer_pat says, "Doesn't mean anything special that we know of."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #347 from slowking_man:So, what do you guys want for Christmas?
darkmt_mike says, "Standardized Templating Please!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I want a suntan."
darkmt_mike says, "You will get one!"
darkmt_mike says, "Please TPC Please!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #349 from chrisbo:Ah, I think I'm beginning to understand it now. Crystal Body ignores everything in the attack's text other than the number part. And since Pichu's Zzzzap doesn't have a number, that's why it gets blocked. Is that correct?
darkmaster_steve says, "He sees the light!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes sir."
darkmt_mike says, "Ah Yes!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #348 from crosstrainer:Any idea where I can pick up about three of those child size 2001STS t-shirts?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I don't know where you could get something like that."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #352 from twinsen21_2000:Eh, then what about Feint Attack against Suicune? No damage at all?
darkmaster_steve says, "that is correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #350 from evilmewtwo1:what no pojo?
master_trainer_pat says, "once in a while."
darkmt_mike says, "Every so often"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #353 from yoshi1001:Suicune-esque effects of Attacks like Agility and Barrier are negated if the Pokémon is Benched, evolved, etc., right?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not going to make a broad statement like that. We know that effects of attacks are often handled differently even when they are written the same"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #354 from mechachu:Would you consider somebody who forgot R.Zapdos does damage to it self stupid?
darkmaster_steve says, "No, they call them apprentices."
darkmaster_steve says, "Sigh"
darkmt_mike says, "No."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, after 2 days of judging Pokemon tournaments, you start questioning everything you see."
darkmt_mike says, "That's so true!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #355 from gentle_magmar:RE #334 Why can't there be one throw one in ATL awww come on it'd be fun look on the bright side you would meet me >:D
master_trainer_pat says, "We aren't saying we'll never have tournaments there."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #356 from matthewssandslash:With a Suicine defending, would an attack like Double Claw or Stone Barrage do any damage?
darkmaster_steve says, "attacks that have 20+ or 20 X or things like that do damage, the text tells you how to come to that damage, (normally flipping coins,) but since that number is there, you will do that damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #357 from yoshi1001:So Suicune prevents Zzap! What about attacks like the new lugia that give the player a choice of that number on the right or a coin flip?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't make the usual choice that you would for Lugia. It just does the listed damage to the right of the attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #359 from cj_mich:I apologize if this is re-hash, but is self damage considered and effect of an attack? (Rockets Zapdos, etc)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it is."
darkmaster_steve says, "yes, something that does damage to itself, simply loves suicune."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #360 from crosstrainer:What was the most unique semi-successful deck you guys noticed at the STS? Feraligatr were boringly all over the place!

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #361 from mechachu:Were you guys dissapointed at the dominace of Feralgatr decks there? Any plans on Banning the Gator?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, I personally was abit dissapointed that so many folks stuck with Feraligator."
darkmt_mike says, "Foil Entei..with whatever..Magcargo...Blaines Arc."
darkmt_mike says, "Sorry to see all the Gator's."
master_trainer_pat says, "but, I did see a number of interesting decks like Macargo, Dark Alakazam and Amphoros"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #362 from soslowpoke:Hi everyone I hope you all remember seeing me at the STS
darkmaster_steve says, "there was a STS? I barely remember."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #363 from marril2000:any plans or ideas for ecsts3?
darkmaster_steve says, "nope not yet"
master_trainer_pat says, "nothing at this time"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #364 from matthewssandslash:Does Murkrow's Feint attack get through Agility?
darkmaster_steve says, "nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #365 from marril2000:if there is a ecsts3, by any chance would we the the head tail dice again?
darkmaster_steve says, "if meowth stops eating all of them?"
master_trainer_pat says, "We might print some more of those for future events and/or giveaways."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #366 from marril2000:in pokemon leauge year 3, it says on the order kit ad. that there will be pikachu metal coins. Are this coins going to be handed out to prevent riggage of the randomizer in the season end tournament or are they just extras?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure, that's more of an MT Mike question and I'm afraid he isn't here today."
darkmaster_steve says, "Meowth likes theem to throw at people."
darkmaster_steve says, "but I don't know how random that is"
master_trainer_pat says, "He flew out to New York this morning for some meeting or some such."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #367 from soslowpoke:Anything you can disclose about the infamous Charizard promo you've been talking about?
darkmaster_steve says, "no currently not, except maybe he is a dragon."
master_trainer_pat says, "It doesn't exist."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #368 from soslowpoke:Do you have the numbers of the Pokemon Tower and Rainbow Energy Promos?
darkmaster_steve says, "no, not yet,"
darkmt_mike says, "No such card!"
darkmt_mike says, "Charizard that is."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, they are 40 for Pokemon Center and 41 for Lucky Stadium"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #369 from gentle_magmar:what was the reply to Q355?
darkmaster_steve says, "there may be one Gentle-magmar, but it is still up for grabs right now."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #370 from soslowpoke:Will there be a promo in the Janurary issue of Nintendo Power?
darkmaster_steve says, "no idea,"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #371 from marril2000:did the pokemon company seem to have a good time in san diego or was there alot of things they didn't like?
darkmaster_steve says, "seemed like it, I was a bit busy, but I saw them playing cards with everyone."
master_trainer_pat says, "I really didn't get to talk with them all that much. I hope they did."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #372 from soslowpoke:Anything you can tell us about Year 3 of league?
darkmaster_steve says, "It's the 3rd year of the league,"
darkmaster_steve says, "I think that makes it the year of the rat, or horse, I don't know yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "Did MT Mike already leak that one of the promos will be Rainbow Energy?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Is that old news?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #373 from purity1:hi guys! pure and i just got in.... everyone still suffering from 'post sts pokemon withdrawl' over there?
darkmt_mike says, "Hi Ech/Pure! Tired but recovered."
master_trainer_pat says, "More like sleep deprivation if you ask me..."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #374 from matthewssandslash:Re: 356 So what do you do? 10 with Geodude, and 20 for Scizor, or do you flip to see how much?
darkmaster_steve says, "you would flip to see how much damage, the reason that you do damage is that it has the 20+ or the 10X"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #375 from twinsen21_2000:Did you guys read about LizardOTC's "Hybrid Format"? It looks pretty promising, with some minor tweaking... ;-)
darkmt_mike says, "Saw it..BBP's would dominate. Kills Evolution. Nice thought though."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, didn't read it."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #376 from onederlnd:Hey guys, thanks for the great weekend! Got a question outside of Suicune for you... I know this is an easy one, but I just want to clarify it. For Revolation Houndoom (flamethower), if I was to use Crunch one turn, it must be the same pokemon I did crunch to in order to get the extra 20, correct?
darkmaster_steve says, "that is correct,"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #377 from matthewssandslash:about Suicine, what if you use Murkrow's Dive Bomb on it? Do you have to flip?
darkmaster_steve says, "yes, you flip to see how much damage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #378 from mechachu:The PCL man from japan was using Pokemon Web cards. Any idea when those might be out?
master_trainer_pat says, "In english? Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #379 from yoshi1001:So against Suicune, Misty's Psyduck's ESP can't do anything, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "right"
darkmaster_steve says, "ok, here is how this works, suicune prevents all text EXCEPT things that say, flip a coin this attack does X damage + X damage, or just X damage, or this attack does 20 times the number of heads. That is checking for damage, (just like it doesn't prevent the damage Gator does with riptide, just the effect of reshuffling)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #381 from crosstrainer:Drop this in someone's ear: Wouldn't Florida be a change of pace for an ECSTS...say Miami or Orlando?
darkmaster_steve says, "I would like one in Japan, has long has they send me!"
master_trainer_pat says, "open ear...drop comment in.."
darkmaster_steve smiles.
master_trainer_pat says, "splash"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #382 from lance313:SD_Pokémom couldn't be here, but she asked me to pass on her thanks for the great job WotC, and in particular the MTs, did, with the WCSTS. She's sorry she didn't get to meet DAS. or to have DAS orMTP sign her cards. :(
darkmaster_steve says, "Always the MT's! Never the DA's, geeze!"
darkmaster_steve says, "no respect! No respect!"
master_trainer_pat says, "big thanks to Pokemom...we'll be glad to sign a card for her anytime."
darkmt_mike says, "Your right there dude!"
darkmt_mike says, "Read it again!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #385 from gentle_magmar:why no promo w/ Mew2 returns?
darkmt_mike says, "Apprentice....."
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.
darkmt_mike says, "They did not want one."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it was a timing issue."
darkmt_mike says, "No time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #384 from chrisbo:Yeah, where is MT_Mike today?
master_trainer_pat says, "He's in New York at some meeting or something."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #386 from yoshi1001:Whoops, Actally, what if Misty's Psyduck got 3 heads on esp and tried to copy Suicune's attack?
darkmaster_steve says, "Nothing, Misty's psyduck would do nothing. all of it is effect, (there is no number on the right side. correct, then no damage)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #388 from mechachu:Is there anyway you can tell us about a future promo? like a name maybe? (come on meowth!)
darkmaster_steve says, "I want a promo meowth, something worth wild, not the team rocket's meowth......"
master_trainer_pat says, "They don't really tell me that stuff anymore, I don't think they trust me to keep it quiet."
darkmaster_steve says, "Although I give credit to the 1 person that I saw playing the TR meowth, that was cool to see."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #390 from yoshi1001:Is this the first time TPC has had an STS presence?
master_trainer_pat says, "There have been folks from TPC there in the past."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #389 from matthewssandslash:Are there going to be recycled promos in year 3?
darkmaster_steve says, "and maybe they will have the recycle stamp on them?"
darkmaster_steve says, "no I don't have information on promos' sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #391 from crosstrainer:How much damage can NG Sneasle w/2 Dark Energy do to Erika's Dratini w/PP still working?
master_trainer_pat says, "10."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #392 from marril2000:what do you think of Dean Kamen 's Segway HT? also for league year 3, the sheet said nothing about league books but did say their would be a stamper, so whats the use for the stamper with out books?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's nutty. You better not be confused when you get on the thing."
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll have to wait and ask MT Mike about the League books or stampers, we really don't have the details"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #393 from mechachu:RE:377 Any idea what the new Oak Trainer does? He kept using it on me
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #394 from the_mystery_thing:i was playing tr meowth ^_^ won a game first turn with it... >oD anyways, thanks for holding the sts... had a really great time :D
darkmaster_steve says, "MTP, we are about to be one CS employee short,"
darkmaster_steve says, "right after I kill him!"
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"
darkmaster_steve says, "I never thought I could meet someone that would complain more then me?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Meowth on the rampage!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #396 from crosstrainer:With cards like Unown D, Xatu, Cool Porygon, Koga's Muk, and Feraligatr, maybe NG Sneasle should be allowed next time. Let 'em all in and see what happens.
darkmaster_steve says, "Gee, gator with sneazel, I could see that deck,"
darkmaster_steve says, "I don't think that will happen anytime soon,"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll tell you what will happen....Sneasel in every single deck there. Not just 50% like Feraligator."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #397 from soslowpoke:Any plans on releasing VS in english or changing the card backs to the ones the Japanese use now?
master_trainer_pat says, "There isn't any news of that set being released yet."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #398 from matthewssandslash:Playful Punch would still hurt Suicine since it's not an attack?
darkmaster_steve says, "correct."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #399 from shadow_dragan5:does anyone know where to load a apprentice form of pokemon?
darkmaster_steve says, "nope."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #400 from mechachu:Would Raticates HyperFang (lt surge or base) effect suicune??
darkmaster_steve says, "does it have a number, Well, not quite, it has a ? which still counts, so yes, it would do damage."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #401 from matthewssandslash:Would Weakness/Resistance apply when Suicine is defending?
darkmaster_steve says, "yes, damage being raised or lowerd due to resistance or weakness is not effect of an attack."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #402 from yoshi1001:So Mike is in NY? Did you tell him to stop by the Pokémon Center?
darkmaster_steve says, "I don't think you would have to tell him that... I think he knows."
darkmaster_steve )
darkmaster_steve says, "Geeze, running out of questions, you guys must be tired."
darkmaster_steve says, "I just want to thank everyone who attended the STS (even if you didn't ask for my autograph)"
darkmaster_steve says, "and also for the next Major event will people remind me to bring my meowth signer, he is upset that I forgot it and he didn't get to sign cards either."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #403 from crosstrainer:Does Magby's sputter really suspend all pokemon powers during my opponents turn and through my next turn?
darkmaster_steve says, "thats what it says..."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #405 from matthewssandslash:So, any attack that does not have a X, -, +, ?, and/or damage on the right does NOT do anything to Suicine?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yessir."
darkmaster_steve says, "That is exactly correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #406 from slowking_man:Have the DCI ranking updates been posted to the site yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can ask dci@wizards.com about that if you want."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #407 from evilmewtwo1:Bring back 15-3

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #408 from evilmewtwo1:bring back 15-3!!
master_trainer_pat says, "Great that's 2 votes from the same person! We're almost there."
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #409 from yoshi1001:Is the new "discard [whatever] or does nothing" an effect or attack requiremnt in terms of Suicune?
darkmaster_steve says, "if you are refering to Raichu's ability to discard all of his energy to do more damage that would be an effect. so it can and will only do the damage that is written, not what you can choose to do."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #410 from mechachu:Is the Fan Club card look nice on the wall? and did you guys know ,before they gave it, about it?
master_trainer_pat says, "We didn't know...it was a huge surprise!"
darkmaster_steve says, "I had no idea that we were getting it, in fact MTP and I were late getting back for it, I got to run up on stage and say hi to a couple of people."
darkmaster_steve says, "I think it looks great,"
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have it up yet, I think DMTM has it in his office."
darkmaster_steve says, "but meowth was about to "re-arrange" how it looked, he was about to claw out the other pokemon."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to bug him til he hangs it up."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #411 from matthewssandslash:Bring Back 15-3! Bring back 15-3! Bring Back 15-3! With all sets!
darkmaster_steve says, "I vote for 0-0"
darkmaster_steve says, "No trainers at all! (except for the MT's and Dark apprentice.)"
master_trainer_pat says, "All energy decks!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #414 from kakkaroto7:What is the penalty for shuffling back waters on riptide against Holo Suicune? (If both players know how many water were in the discard before shuffling)
darkmaster_steve says, "Nothing."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #415 from yoshi1001:So would you say the reason Gator was so successful is that it was so prevelent?
darkmaster_steve says, "unlimited damage with 120 HP's, pretty nice."
master_trainer_pat says, "There just isn't anything else that really counters it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #418 from yoshi1001:What should the penalty be if someone forgets to announce what attack they're using before the baby flip?
master_trainer_pat says, "Send your question to DCI@wizards.com"
darkmaster_steve says, "Really this is up to the judge at the time, sometimes there is a warning, sometimes a caution, depends on the age bracket, and a few other things."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #419 from kakkaroto7:no really, there IS a penalty.. would you happen to know it?
darkmaster_steve says, "Yes, DCI@wizards.com should be able to answer all penalties."
master_trainer_pat says, "Same goes for that."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #420 from yoshi1001:Will you tell us in advance of when sets will be removed from modified?
darkmaster_steve says, "We think it would make a better surprise."
darkmaster_steve smirks.
darkmaster_steve says, "I am sure there will be notice."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #421 from yoshi1001:Why fewer prizes in Booster draft?
darkmaster_steve says, "because you get packs for the draft, and they were cheap drafts."
master_trainer_pat says, "Because they're like $3, you get to keep the cards and you're only in a tournament with 7 other people."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #423 from skywolf9653:Will Neo 4 introduce any counter Pokemon that could shut down Gator?
darkmaster_steve says, "depends on the deck the person builds,."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #424 from super_nice_dude:whats the rules of the babay pokemons, cause i heard too many rumor i'm not sure, so whats the rules?
master_trainer_pat says, "The baby rule is that you have to flip a coin to see if you can attack them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #425 from mechachu:Did you think the cut-throat nature of the feralgator decks was good?
master_trainer_pat says, "What do you mean by that question? It isn't clear."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #426 from yoshi1001:I meant fewer prize cards. Not Boosters/
darkmaster_steve says, "because you are only playing with a 40 card deck, if you played with 6 prizes, then you would most likely run out of cards."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #427 from super_nice_dude:the master trainers are here to answer questions but why this were not noticed in schedule??
darkmaster_steve says, "No respect I tell ya! No respect!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #428 from lance313:I think Yoshi meant why only 4 prizes to win the game in booster drafting. I would say because you start with fewer cards in your deck, correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's correct."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #429 from super_nice_dude:last of my question, does anyone can be an master trainer like u, how?
darkmaster_steve says, "MTP should answer this one, because I am just an apprentice."
darkmaster_steve grins evilly.
darkmaster_steve grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, it's a simple process involving 'lasers'."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #430 from magmar2000:Want to thank you guys for a great STS/weekend. I really liked the Theme Deck Challenge. But, I think the Theme Deck Gods had something against me. I got Misty, and I didn't play against a Blaine. But of course, Lt. Surge was ready for a game. ;-)
master_trainer_pat says, "The Them Deck Challenge was a crowd favorite, believe it or not. Those tourneys had the best turnout of the three 64 people or less tourneys in the side event area."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #431 from skywolf9653:Can you offer any insight as to the future of WotC's Involvment with Pokemon after Neo4?
darkmaster_steve says, "No, but I heard those magic 8 balls are really good at deciding the future, but sometimes you get the wrong answer from them, so ask a couple times."
master_trainer_pat says, "'Try back later'"
darkmaster_steve says, "answer unclear."
master_trainer_pat says, "'Outlook not so good'"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #432 from matthewssandslash:Re: 424 eaning that if you use an attack and a baby is the defending pokemon, you have to flip, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "You have to flip just to check to see if you can attack"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #433 from super_nice_dude:but how do you guys have become master trainers, and whats so special?
darkmaster_steve says, "are you saying we are not special?"
darkmaster_steve gets really defensive.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea!"
darkmaster_steve says, "Well, I got to be an apprentice after I beat MTM for the 100th time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #435 from mechachu:Who is in charge of the Judge choosing for the sts?
master_trainer_pat says, "That would be the tournament manager...MT Mike!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #436 from yoshi1001:Any progress on the Meowth, Steve?
darkmaster_steve says, "well, he still beats me up, there really is no controlling him"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #438 from skywolf9653:Are their plans for DCI to expand the "Sanctioning Types" to include Booster Draft and Sealed Draft touraments for Pokemon?
darkmaster_steve says, "ask Dci@wizards.com"
master_trainer_pat says, "We think that's the plan though."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's just not really our say."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #439 from twinsen21_2000:Some people have been calling up the WoTC Cust. Service, asking about the #40 & #41 Promos. They will be re-released in the future so that more people can get them, right?
darkmaster_steve says, "they will be released again later, but we don't know how just yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "They will be released at some point in the future, we just don't know how yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #440 from super_nice_dude:i wanna know what you do thats so special? i never knew, thats all
darkmaster_steve says, "again he says we are not special!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We have devoted a large chunk of our work and personal time to the Pokemon TCG and it's various nutty rulings and wacky card interactions."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #441 from super_nice_dude:master trainer mike is the best of the world?
darkmaster_steve says, "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that is a good one, I haven't heard one so funny in a long time!!!!! HAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!"
darkmaster_steve laughs hysterically.
darkmaster_steve laughs hysterically.
darkmaster_steve laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_pat says, "Super Nice Dude...how much is MT Mike paying you?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #442 from super_nice_dude:as an exemple, if i want to be a master trainer, what do i have to do?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, first you would have to get a job at Wizards of the Coast customer service"
darkmaster_steve says, "Learning heiroglyphics would help you out with the rules system of magic there."
darkmaster_steve says, "Pokemon"
darkmaster_steve says, "sorry pokemon"
master_trainer_pat says, "Then you would have to rewind time to the summer of 1999 and live through the craziness that was nicknamed by us 'Pokemon World Headquarters'"
master_trainer_pat says, "Just think about answering 275 calls a day and 100 e-mail messages."
master_trainer_pat says, "your brain would turn to putty in a matter of hours."
darkmaster_steve says, "Or dealing with them in person, having lines that lead outside of the malls, people wanting 13 cases of pokemon."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #443 from super_nice_dude:with the title of ''master trainer'' can u do something that only master trainers can do?
darkmaster_steve says, "Ever see what TV stars and sports stars get to do.....well, that aint us."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #447 from super_nice_dude:hey can u guys REALLY answer my questions, cause your always joking, i want answer, is it the goal of this chatt??
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmm...you're starting to sound kind of familiar..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Do I know you?"
master_trainer_pat says, "You might think you know how to play Pokemon, but you would be sorely mistaken."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #444 from crosstrainer:As a suggestion for the next STS, plan the unique "one per day" side events, like unlimited, later in the day...so that main event people can participate too?
master_trainer_pat says, "Why? The purpose of the side-events was to give the folks that didn't want to play in the main tournament or couldn't for some reason, something to do."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #446 from skywolf9653:If an STS type event is held next year, are their any plans to include the 15+ age group in QT's (minus the plane fare). There has been much speculation on the WizPOG boards about this very issue. (Yes, I agree it is getting old), I just want to dis
darkmaster_steve says, "unfortunately we havn't been well informed. Sorry."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #449 from super_nice_dude:who is the best pokemon player in the world
darkmaster_steve says, "that would be me, of course!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #448 from super_nice_dude:The master trainers are the best pokemon TCG players I've ever seen.
darkmaster_steve says, "thats so nice."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, thanks. You sure are super_nice!"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #450 from yoshi1001:So, popularity has its pitfalls, huh?
darkmaster_steve says, "yeah, and well, then there is meowth."
darkmaster_steve says, " Ouch! that hurt meowth! Don't hit me!"
darkmaster_steve says, ""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #453 from super_nice_dude:i wouldn't want to battle both of you master trainers at pokemon, you'd knock me out in no time!
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we'd give you a chance, really."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #456 from kakkaroto7:so bye any chance did that one question #448 just HAPPEN to be fake? :P
darkmaster_steve says, "well, there are some perks to being a master trainer."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #457 from skywolf9653:So, where should I send the case of Maple Bars to, for you folks putting on such an AWESOME event?
darkmaster_steve says, "You should send them to Dark master trainer Mike, -customer service,"
darkmaster_steve says, "Po box, 707 Renton WA. 98057-0707"
darkmaster_steve says, "Or to me directly."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #458 from yoshi1001:Do you think we will see more, less, or about the same number of promos next year?
darkmaster_steve says, "I don't know really, they haven't said."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #460 from twinsen21_2000:Just wondering, does any of the MTs or DASteve play Magic as well?
darkmaster_steve says, "yes we all do, in fact there are only a few games that we don't play."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we sure do."
darkmaster_steve says, "I play pretty much everything."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #466 from kakkaroto7:I thought the MTs hated maple bars :D
master_trainer_pat says, "Just a rumor..."
darkmaster_steve says, "Ahh, but I am not a MT now am I? I am suppose to be an apprentice."
darkmaster_steve says, "And besides Meowth like them."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #463 from matthewssandslash:Does Ditto get whacked by Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzap!?
darkmaster_steve says, "does he get hit by it? Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #467 from skywolf9653:Were there any "standout" players that you saw at the WCSTS, (not taking credit away from anyone) that deserves mentioning?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, with only a couple of exceptions everyone there was a quality competitor and good sports."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #470 from yoshi1001:What is the playing (not trading) card game you guys play the most?
darkmaster_steve says, "well, again I play pretty much everything."
darkmaster_steve says, "I am really having a blast with Harry potter."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, for traditional card games I like to play Canasta, Hearts or Poker best."
master_trainer_pat says, "For TCG's we've been playing alot of Harry Potter lately."

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #471 from pkmnx:Ack! I'm late!...a lot! Hi guys! The WCSTS was awesome!
darkmaster_steve says, "yes, you are very late, you now must jump in the box while meowth rolls it down a hill!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #472 from pkmnx:Did you guys see the "question" from me in the yellow margin of Fan Club? :D
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes! That was you? Very, very funny...I couldn't stop laughing."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #474 from pkmnx:This came up for me twice at the WCSTS, I could just use some clarification: Does holo Suicune's Power stop all kinds of bench damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
darkmaster_steve says, "Has far has I know, yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #476 from yoshi1001:What wotc Pokemon product would make a good Christmas gift?
master_trainer_pat says, "....4 foil Entei's..."
master_trainer_pat says, "...3 booster packs..."
master_trainer_pat says, "...2 Feraligators..."
master_trainer_pat says, "1 Shining Gyarados in a card sleeve..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yabba Dabba"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #477 from skywolf9653:Do you guys like the Pokemon TCG about the same with all the latest expansions, or less, or more? Just curious.
darkmaster_steve says, "I still like it the same, I had made several decks of genesis (including the Gator) before Genesis came out completely. So it is nice to get some new stuff into the game."
master_trainer_pat says, "I like it well enough, though I wish the last two sets were alittle bigger"

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #478 from gym_leader_dragona:Ditto vs Wiggly. Ditto has 40 damage on it and a Gold berry. It uses do the wave on a Wigglytuff to knock it out. An Igglybuff replaces Wigglytuff. Does the Gold berry act in time to save Ditto, or will Ditto be KO'ed first because Iggly has to be imeadiatly brought up
darkmaster_steve says, "no, the gold berry will take effect at the end of turn, that end does not happen until after they choose a pokemon to put up, so you become an iggly with 40 damage, and you are toast."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #479 from crosstrainer:Between Pokemon, Magic, and Harry Potter, which of those three TCGs would you say is the easiest to learn and play?
master_trainer_pat says, "Harry Potter..."
darkmaster_steve says, "well, Harry potter doesn't have some of the rulings that pokemon does."
darkmaster_steve says, "but it is also new."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #481 from pkmnx:Does a Buzzaped electrode trigger Triggered Poison? What about things like Fire Recharge and Electric Current?
master_trainer_pat says, "No for all of those...Triggered Poison will only trigger on your free energy attachment for that turn."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #482 from yoshi1001:If my League Location is out of league applications, can we substitute a generic DCI application until replacements arrive?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's not our dept. once again try DCI@wizards.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #483 from chrisbo:Hey Pat, I didn't catch all of your Christmas song. Could you start over from twelve again??? (j/k)
master_trainer_pat says, "uhhh, ummmm...duuuhh...nope."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

darkmaster_steve presents the speaker with question #486 from pkmnx:This also came up at the STS: can you trigger a berry/gold berry/miracleberry BEFORE the poison damage between turns?
darkmaster_steve says, "yes, but I don't know about Strawberry or Blackberry,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #484 from skywolf9653:Would you please recap announcements (if any)?
master_trainer_pat says, "We just had around of thanks and some brief reports from the West Coast STS."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #487 from super_nice_dude:does the ''eggsplosion'' attack from eggecutor has an limit of damage?
darkmaster_steve says, "58x20,"
master_trainer_pat says, "58 times 20"
master_trainer_pat says, "right"
darkmaster_steve says, "1160 total"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #490 from crosstrainer:G'nite y'all. Thanks again for all the great work you guys did at the STS! Makes me tired just thinking about it! :o)
darkmaster_steve says, "Well, looks like MTP got dropped, and it is 5:00, so I think that is it,"
darkmaster_steve says, "thanks all for coming, and thank you for the great time in San Diego,"
darkmaster_steve says, "it was a lot of fun."
darkmaster_steve says, "Bye bye, MEOWTH!"