Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, December 13, 2001
by Team Compendium (with special thanks to Lance313)


darkmt_mike says, "Hi! Welcome to the chat! MTP is gone this week so I'm subbing in!"
master_trainer_mike says, "OHHH WE"RE THE BOYS FROM THE CHORUS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE HOPE YOU LIKE OUR SHOW!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE KNOW YOU"RE ROOTING FOR US!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT NOW WE HAVE TO GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "So you can expect some shinnanigans!"
darkmt_mike says, "Great singing!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Fasten your seat belts, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!"
darkmt_mike says, "Just what I wanted to hear!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #516 from daytongl:Has the rule on Mulligans changed for the player who goes 2d? Example: Player A wins the flip and mulligans. Player B draws 2 cards. Player A gets a basic. Player B mulligans. Does Player B draw 7 or 9 cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "9"
master_trainer_mike says, "It has been updated on the floor rules on the web."
darkmt_mike says, "I think player B needs to think about it for a while though!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #517 from yoshi1001:So, MTM, how was NY?
master_trainer_mike says, "I didn't go to NY....."
master_trainer_mike says, "So...ummm....fine?"
darkmt_mike says, "He went for his annual "check up""
darkmt_mike says, "It is mandatory if you know what I mean..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #518 from purity1:yeah, how can he go to ny and not give me a call? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Right! Wouldn't want to miss out on Purity's down home cooking!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah. He would have called!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #519 from slowking_man:Hey again! Well, since Mike wasn't here last week, I'd like to thank him for helping make the WCSTS a great event. Okay, I've got that done now...
master_trainer_mike says, "Well thank you, you all helped us have a great event as well!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(all except DMTM, he made it heck)...."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
darkmt_mike says, "I try!"
master_trainer_mike says, "No questions?"
darkmt_mike says, "No more questions?"
master_trainer_mike says, "No quandries?"
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm."
master_trainer_mike says, "No quirky quips or quotes?"
darkmt_mike says, "Let's not let him sing this early!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #520 from slowking_man:I know...DMTM was watching me battle over my shoulder, trying to distract me..lol
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. I do that sometimes..."
master_trainer_mike says, "his medication had worn off by that point"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #521 from dunjohn_:Hello there! I was wondering about Revelation Raichu. Say I had three rainbow energies attached to hi and choose to do 80 damage, what would happen?
master_trainer_mike says, "You would discard the 3 Rainbow energies."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #522 from nopoke59:The Suicune rulling doesn't affect how darkness and metal energy cards are played?
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean? Any effect form an attached energy card that alters the amount of damage done is NOT affected by Suicune."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #523 from yoshi1001:You said Suicune prevents damage that isn't represented by the number on the right of the attack. What about those error cards where the number was omitted?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is all about INTENT gang. Don't try to be so legalistic."
master_trainer_mike says, "What we said about Suicune was not the official word, just a away to help you understand how it works."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #524 from slowking_man:U guys ever thinking of resetting the question queue
master_trainer_mike says, "Nah, with te question numbers so high, it makes us look good to our superiors :)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #525 from nopoke59:30 the number plus 1 dark energy gives 40 damage to Suicune
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. That is right!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So, here's some info for you. I am analyzing the decks that were played at the WSTS. I have only entered about a 3rd of them so far, but Feraligatr was in roughly 34% of the decks played so far."
master_trainer_mike says, "That is actually down form the ESTS, where it was almost 50%."
master_trainer_mike says, "Blaine's Arcanine/Typhlosion decks are the second largest so far at 10%."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #526 from yoshi1001:What about Neo Discovery Scizor v. Suicune? I assume the attack still does 20x, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Steve, you are reading into it much too closely."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, the Scizor does the damage against Suicune."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #527 from slowking_man:Feraligatr, eh? Sad when so many people feel the need to copy each other...
master_trainer_mike says, "There may be some of that, it is also a good deck archetype. I am please to see that there was more variety this time."
master_trainer_mike says, "I am so tired, not sure I can sing much for you, any questions instead?"
darkmt_mike says, "Let's question them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #528 from yoshi1001:What can you tell us about when sets will be removed from modified?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are in the process of discussing how Modified would get "Modified" (if it does). The deck anaylsis is part of it."
darkmt_mike says, "Still working on what is working."
master_trainer_mike says, "Once we know more, you will know more :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #530 from glpokemonmaster1:Will the Rainbow energy be a numbered promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "No."
darkmt_mike says, "What decks do you think would work against the Gator?"
darkmt_mike says, "We are currently working with TPC to clarify our understanding of the game."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #531 from yoshi1001:Why couldn't we use Fossil Psyduck in modified until just recently (why did you change your mind)?
master_trainer_mike says, "He owed DMTM moeny."
darkmt_mike says, "Finally paid up."
darkmt_mike says, "I sent Gengar after him."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #532 from daytongl:Any other tasty morsels of information about year 3 besides what is on the website?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, but keep an eye there as the details get worked out, they will all be posted :)("

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #533 from glpokemonmaster1:will promos 40 & 41 be in the league next year?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #534 from yoshi1001:Obviously gatr is hurt by grass, anti-trainer, and anti-power.
master_trainer_mike says, "True, but don;t forget antacid, anti-matter, and antidisestablishmentarianism."
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. I also had a fire deck that did well in the games I played there!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #535 from dunjohn_:why don't you get yourselves some descriptions for when you're on here? We wanna know how you WISHED you looked!
darkmt_mike says, "I always look good!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #536 from daytongl:Has any decision been made (ala DCI) to allow the non-promo Pokémon Center in Modified?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is allowed. Look in the UNiversal Floor Rules, it explains how earlier versions of legal cards can be used in DCI play."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #537 from pkmnx:How would gatr be hurt by anti-anti-government?
darkmt_mike says, "Taxes just kill him!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #538 from flareon007:How will we get the Pokemon Center promo from NY if we don't live there?
darkmt_mike says, "A friend?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Go to NY? Buy it online? Trade for it?"
darkmt_mike says, "Lot's of ways."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon Company wanted an exclusive card for their store and we have to complly."
darkmt_mike says, "Ban all babies!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #540 from daytongl:I'm just talking about dmtm.
master_trainer_mike says, "better than talking about a revolution....... (Tracy Chapman)"
darkmt_mike says, "Talking is easy...Comedy is hard."
master_trainer_mike says, "especially when one isn't.....funny........"
darkmt_mike says, ".....Haha..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #541 from glpokemonmaster1:so there will be no way you will be able to give us the promo pokemon center?
darkmt_mike says, "It isn't ours to give."
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry :("
darkmt_mike says, "It belongs to TPC"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #542 from nopoke59:any plans for certified pokemon judges (like MtG)
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm...."
master_trainer_mike says, "The upcoming Professor program will be of interest to yu all, more details to come."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #543 from yoshi1001:Will there be a new certified coach test for year 3?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope. Something more appropriate."
darkmt_mike says, "Keep them coming..."
darkmt_mike shakes his head.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #544 from flareon007:do you know if the Promo pokemon center if free in NY?
darkmt_mike says, "I don't know Purity?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #545 from dunjohn_:I was wondering this the other day. Why exactly were certain Gym cards given new art?
darkmt_mike says, "Cultural differences."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #546 from yoshi1001:Gatr decks are decking prone.
darkmt_mike says, "Only if you don't know how to play them."
master_trainer_mike says, "or if you have bad luck"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #547 from purity1:yes, they give it out free if you bring in a card or coupon to redeem it
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks Pure!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #548 from purity1:but i think that promotion ended on december 1st.
darkmt_mike says, "Bummer."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #549 from purity1:sometimes they gave them if you bought something and asked nicely. :D
darkmt_mike says, "Oh!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #550 from dunjohn_:is that the only way to get a Pokemon Centre promo?
darkmt_mike says, "Yup!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #551 from purity1:i might go in tomorrow tho, i'll check and see....
darkmt_mike says, "Adoring fans will be ever so greatful."
master_trainer_mike says, "we will be giddy with joy"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #552 from purity1:or if you're sensei...and you bugged the manager long enough....they gave you severa
darkmt_mike says, "Just so you'll leave;)"
darkmt_mike says, "Doh!"
darkmt_mike says, "Are you out there Sensei?"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #553 from flareon007:will there be any badges in the league next year?
master_trainer_mike says, "badges?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "BADGES!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You don need no silly badges?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike )

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #554 from pokesensei:I`m here....Yeah,I got some of 41 sweet talking the ladies there.:-)
darkmt_mike says, "I wondered!"
master_trainer_mike says, "No, next year's league is about learning tournament play and will give you chances of earning more promo card sthan ever."
darkmt_mike says, "There's foil Energy!"
darkmt_mike says, "Make a whole deck with it!"
darkmt_mike says, "If you can get that many!"
darkmt_mike says, "Collect all of them!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #555 from nopoke59:Brock's Ninetales gets devolved. Should the attached cards be discarded as the shapeshift power is nolonger present
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #556 from flareon007:Is there more than just Rainbow Energey?
darkmt_mike says, "Rainbow is the first season card!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #557 from nopoke59:Foil energy? is that the same as metal???
darkmt_mike says, "No."
darkmt_mike says, "It is treated like a foil card!"
darkmt_mike says, "Like Promo Bill for instance."
master_trainer_mike says, "don't believe him!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #558 from dunjohn_:The revelation Unown cards are back to affecting Unowns only. Why did you guys decide not to do that in Discovery?
master_trainer_mike says, "Remember that we don't own these cards, final decisions on how they are templated comes form Japan."
darkmt_mike says, "Templating and translation make this a difficult process sometimes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #559 from pokesensei:Hey guys,when are you going to release the Reverse Holo Promo Bill? ;-)
darkmt_mike says, "I believe that it will be...."
darkmt_mike says, "....the future dosen't look good...."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #560 from purity1:not until they do the reverse holo charizard!!!
darkmt_mike says, "That card is not available at this time!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #561 from matthewssandslash:Does Igglybuff's Gaze activate LSSP's "need to know" clause?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it would."
darkmt_mike says, ""Need to Know""

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #562 from matthewssandslash:If Tauros attacks Suicine with Stomp, does it do 20 or 20/30?
darkmt_mike says, "Any part of determining how much damage is done is not effected by Suicune."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #563 from pokesensei:Hmmmm...I heard a rumor that you guys are releasing a giant "Fan Club" Promo in the near future...
darkmt_mike says, "Really. That's locked in the Super Secret Vault."
master_trainer_mike says, "shhhhhhh"
darkmt_mike says, "We will never lwt it go...MWHHHAAAAAHHAAA"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #564 from calathon:If you are playing against holo suicune, would your Charizard discard Fire energy? Would Blaine's Magmar discard the top five cards of your deck?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes to both. It does not block costs..."
darkmt_mike says, "..and Blaines Magmar for determining how much damage is done."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #565 from matthewssandslash:Can you flip over an LSSP'd card at any point in the game, even during your opponent's turn?
darkmt_mike says, "Only on checks...So no."
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmmm......Rice Chex"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #566 from matthewssandslash:Re: 562 So you are reversing what you said about Moltres' Dive Bomb?
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, once more allow me to elaborate. What you hear on the chat is our best guess, it is NOT always the official answer and we are currently undergoing review of the riules of the game with Japan to try and get a better understanding of them."
master_trainer_mike says, "What you here fomr us is the current view, but not always the final one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #567 from yoshi1001:On average, how long elapses between when you hear something and when you can tell us?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is no hard and fats rule."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #568 from matthewssandslash:Does Suicine prevent Metronome?
darkmt_mike says, "No."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #569 from calathon:If Electabuzz attacks holo Suicune with Thunderpunch (30+) and flips tails, does 'Buzz take 10 damage?
darkmt_mike says, "No. It does not."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #570 from pokesensei:If I play an LSSP,and Ditto is opposite Suicune,does Brock`s Ninetails 9th attached evolution get knocked out if my opponent plays Feraligatr on the 1st turn? :-)
darkmt_mike says, "Only if it's Tuesday and you have red geraniums growing on the South side of your house."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #571 from pkmnx:(sorry, I'm working on a school project!) There's still a bunch of cards that are fun to play that nobody uses, like neo3 lanturn, and of course QWILFISH!!! :D I think these underplayed cards deserve a chance...
darkmt_mike says, "I think all Pokémon everywhere deserve a chance..and you can quote me on that!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #572 from yoshi1001:So if you get 3 heads on ESP, Misty's Psyduck can copy the attack of Suicune?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. Part of determining what the attack is...that is not prevented!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #573 from matthewssandslash:Re: 565 What if your active (an non-LSSP'd card) is attacked by a colorless, Dark or Metal Pokémon and you have multiple LSSP'd cards on your bench? Do you flip all of them to find if there's an Unown that could either decrease damage or stop other Unowns from decreasing damage? I would think so from the "Fetch against a LSSP'd card flips it over, since it could've been a baby" rule.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, this would never happen right? Can I ask about what you would do if you were on Survivor?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Please keep questions to normal game sitches ok? Thanks :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #574 from e_v_j_f_e_u:What is the effect of the trainer card "charity" from the gym heroes set?
master_trainer_mike says, "It allows you to reduce the amount of damage done by the attack of the Pokemon that Charity is attached to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #575 from calathon:DMTM: when I asked you about Thunderpunch yesterday, you said buzz would take the 10 damage. This has changed since yesterday?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, you never talked ot us, who did you ask?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #576 from nopoke59:Aaargh Suicune. last week the advice was to look for a + - x or ? beside the number. If absent to ignore the text entirely. ooo I could get to really lurve this card! So this week its different
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, allow me to say this once again."
master_trainer_mike says, "Do NOT take what we say about Sucine as the final answer!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "It is one of the cards that is being investigated."
master_trainer_mike says, "The answers that we give you here oin the chat are just our current best guesses."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #577 from matthewssandslash:If you use an attack like Pikachu's Gnaw on an LSSP'd energy, the card is discarded, but does Pikachu still damage the opponent's Pokémon that they choose to bring up? (Sorry about all these LSSP questions)
master_trainer_mike says, "I imagine this card will undergo more rules revisions in the nottoo distant future."
darkmt_mike says, "No."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #578 from calathon:this is PokePop. sorry for the confusion
darkmt_mike says, "Okay well I'm pretty sure that I said that it was prevented!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #580 from matthewssandslash:Has Suicine become more confusing then Ditto?
darkmt_mike says, "JNo. Just more confusing considering current templates."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #581 from nopoke59:So what are your top 10 fav cards then
darkmt_mike says, "The broken ones...Sneasel tops the list!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Weedle, Crobat, Weedle, Weedle, Jumpluff, Raikou, and Weedle."
darkmt_mike says, "Favorite for play that is..."
darkmt_mike says, "Gangar is my all time Favorite!"
darkmt_mike smiles.
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #582 from pkmnx:Whoo! Go gengar!!! :D Actually, play-wise, gengar is good too. Dark Mind/Curse is an awesome baby killer...
darkmt_mike says, "Yes...a loyal follower!"
darkmt_mike says, "No more?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #583 from ikendall:Any announcements?
darkmt_mike says, "Not really."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #584 from yoshi1001:So, how come Sneasel is banned and Gatr isn't? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "I think that I shall never see, a thing more lovely than a tree!!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Because Sneasel is beyond broken...Gator is not."
darkmt_mike says, "Any time a huge portion of the public decides to play it it will of course do well."
darkmt_mike says, "I beat up on it with my fire deck time and time again...and it was weak."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #585 from calathon:maybe we should suspend Suicune until we get this all straightened out? :-)
darkmt_mike says, "Maybe......"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #586 from purity1:you could always give us a word of the day....
master_trainer_mike says, "Bogart!"
master_trainer_mike says, "As in, sttop bogarting all the fries!"
master_trainer_mike says, "of course, that's slang :)"
darkmt_mike says, ",roll's eyes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #587 from pkmnx:Is foil energy gonna become like foil land in magic?
darkmt_mike says, "Maybe!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #588 from matthewssandslash:How come in the Wizchat you said that there are no NEO 3 theme decks because they don't sell well, but on the FAQ you say it's because there aren't enough cards?
darkmt_mike says, "Many reasons."
darkmt_mike says, "We just gave you one here and one there!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #589 from pokesensei:And don`t forget the Prase of the Day too...;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Stop bogarting all of the fries!!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "There you go :)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #590 from onederlnd:DMTM, you said the other week (I think it was last) that you visit the Isle... how often? XD
darkmt_mike says, "The Isle of Man?"
darkmt_mike says, "The Isle of Doctor Moreau?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #591 from matthewssandslash:Re: 584 It won't do well if it's a mulligan Jungle Mankey deck!
darkmt_mike says, "..er okay!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #592 from calathon:would a Darkness Energy add 10 damage to an attack against Suicune? Would a Metal reduce it by 10?
darkmt_mike says, "Answered this....Yes!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #593 from onederlnd:re: 590 The Pokemon Isle ... You know what I'm talking about!
darkmt_mike says, "I do?"
darkmt_mike says, "Are you sure...?"
darkmt_mike says, "Ah yes...I remember."
darkmt_mike says, "Once in a while."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #594 from pkmnx:any chance you guys know the brand name of the holopaper you use to make foil cards?
darkmt_mike says, "Proprietary business info. Can't tell you or we would have to kill you."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #595 from pokesensei:Hmmmm.....what about Lobster?I saw several of you guys bogarting all the Lobster when we ate at the Rockin Baja Lobster...
darkmt_mike says, "Yes...Yes that woulf be true!"
master_trainer_mike says, "not me, not into eating sea spiders myself......"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #596 from purity1:poor snappy the lobster
darkmt_mike says, "He gave his life...for tourism!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #597 from pkmnx:just wondering if I can make more realistic ______'s Spinaraks ;)
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm. I guess so...."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #598 from matthewssandslash:Is the next STS going to be modified, even after all the dominance of Gatr decks?
darkmt_mike says, "The next events will be announced on our site when we are ready for that!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #599 from rocha:Is there going to be another STS?
darkmt_mike says, "See previous answer."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #601 from yoshi1001:On the back of booster packs, there's an address we're supposed to keep track of-why?
darkmt_mike says, "You are not supposed to keep track of it. It is there for your convienence if you need to talk to us. For product issues."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #602 from rocha:DO you liak cheese, i liak cheese its silly :)
darkmt_mike says, "ah...is this a trick question?"
master_trainer_mike says, "are you from the cheese board?"
darkmt_mike says, "If I say I like holy cheese is that swiss or made by monks?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #603 from nopoke59:how close is the english game to the japanese?
darkmt_mike says, "About 7,000 miles."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #604 from slowking_man:rocha's a spy for the Wisconsin government!
darkmt_mike says, "Or the Packers!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I do like their hats....."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #605 from matthewssandslash:Please don't make the next STS modified! At least in Standard you have SER and Lass to stop Sneasel, Wigglytuff, Steelix, dunsparce, etc., while in Modified once Gatr (or Typhlo) gets going, there's no stopping it.
master_trainer_mike says, "Both completely broken and out of balance cards."
darkmt_mike says, "At least in standard it's completely broken!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #606 from rocha:How Come one of the DCI Judges didnt know if we could use Fossil PsyDuck at the STS ><
darkmt_mike says, "I had not gotten my money from the duck at that time."
darkmt_mike says, "Are you related to Almond?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #607 from rocha:O_o
darkmt_mike says, "@_@"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #608 from yoshi1001:If rocha was a spy for Wisconsin, I would know...you didn't hear that.
darkmt_mike says, "No I read it!"
darkmt_mike says, "Who is going to LOTR this Wed?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #610 from pokesensei:I bought my ticket last week! :-)
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah. So did I..I can't wait!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #611 from onederlnd:what's LOTR?
darkmt_mike says, "Oh! You don't know?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #612 from wizo_talisman:me!
darkmt_mike says, "Excellent!"
master_trainer_mike says, "he doesn't know...my precious!"
darkmt_mike says, "Lord of the Rings!"
master_trainer_mike says, "how odd it is....my precious!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #614 from yoshi1001:I might, but I still need to see Harry Potter (dum dum dum)
master_trainer_mike says, "it is yummy? goeey?"
master_trainer_mike says, "is it scrumptuous, my precious?!?!?!"
darkmt_mike says, "HP was pretty good."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #615 from purity1:i'm planning to go....
darkmt_mike says, "I'm so excited..I'm even going to let Gengar bay sit himself!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #616 from pkmnx:I'm going as a ringwraith!
darkmt_mike says, "Cool."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #618 from onederlnd:Oh, you silly people and youre abreviations! I wanna go, but I dont have the money... I'll see it though *goes to read the books* I should do this first.
darkmt_mike says, "It's going to be great!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #620 from pokesensei:Hey MT Mike,is it true that DMTM always says "my precious" every time he talks to his Maple Bars?

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #621 from slowking_man:Mike, did your medicine wear off again?
master_trainer_mike says, "its enough to make you nervous......"
darkmt_mike says, "His does."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #622 from rocha:Um.. How Come i keep getting skipped :'(
darkmt_mike says, "Because I can't put up some of the things you say!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #623 from megax_pa:DMTM, I just want to say that you're a cool guy, and it was a privilage to meet you at the wcsts. (I was the guy in pure and ech's room...)
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks! I remember you too!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #624 from nopoke59:so what have you got in your pocketsssss?
darkmt_mike says, "String."
darkmt_mike says, "Nothing!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #625 from calathon:tell Wonderland to start with "the Simarillion" hehhehheh!
darkmt_mike says, "Hear that Wonder?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #626 from yoshi1001:You guys got snow? None here in Soutehern Wisconsin (SoWis)
darkmt_mike says, "Lot's of rain!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #627 from onederlnd:I got some free bookmarks from my teacher.. They had an Ogre on it.. I like Ogres.
darkmt_mike says, "Ogres are cool."
master_trainer_mike says, "err...ok"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #628 from the_mystery_thing:re 623: i was in the room too... how you plan yo tell us apart? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "you were the one in chartreuse right?"
darkmt_mike says, "I have a typeagraphic memory :D"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #629 from slowking_man:This is getting a bit "off the wall", so to speak...
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah. Back to Pokémon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "which in my opinion was Michael Jacksons BEST album!"
darkmt_mike says, "Sorry for the lapse...I lapse easily!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #630 from pkmnx:You guys remember ME, right? =(
darkmt_mike says, "....I remember everyone..."
darkmt_mike says, "...I don't forget."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #634 from onederlnd:Ya know.. if you guys go to the Isle (www.pokeisle.net), you should post more... you should go more often too!
darkmt_mike says, "We all try...were so busy!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #635 from pkmnx:sorry to ask a suicune question, but does something like taunt (active switching) get stopped by its power?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #636 from soslowpoke:Is there any new info you can give us for Year 3 of the league?
master_trainer_mike says, "starts January 5th! There will also be a darn amazing promotion in Season 2!! Watch for it!!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #637 from soslowpoke:What will be the name of Neo 4?
darkmt_mike says, "Destiny!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #638 from soslowpoke:Any new promos you can talk about?
darkmt_mike says, "RHPB."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #639 from pkmnx:Maple bars STILL aren't donuts!
darkmt_mike says, "Yes they sre!"
darkmt_mike says, "are."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #640 from megax_pa:heh, while we're on Suicune, what happens when Magby uses sputter? Does the game open a black hole killing everybody due to the massive paradox, or does the stopping of the pokémon power just not happen? =P
master_trainer_mike says, "I vote for the first one :)"
darkmt_mike says, "I vote for the black hole."
master_trainer_mike says, "currently, the power would not be shut off"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #641 from soslowpoke:Hmmm a promotion? Any other details about this
darkmt_mike says, "None right now!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #642 from soslowpoke:There is a Charizard promo isnt there...
darkmt_mike says, "There is?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #643 from rocha:if they arent Donuts then why do the sell them at the DONUT shop
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah!"
master_trainer_mike says, "sigh, they sell coffe there too! what is that supposed to mean?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "coffee is donuts too?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "and napkins?????"
darkmt_mike says, "Coffee sre donuts!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND POLICE OFFICERS!!?!?!??!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yum!"
master_trainer_mike says, "whillikers"
darkmt_mike says, "They don't sell police officers!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #644 from calathon:I have a PreRelease Reverse Holo Promo Bill. How much is that worth?
darkmt_mike says, "Billions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #650 from pokesensei:They sell coffee in Donut shops too.Is coffee now called donuts too?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hey stop muscling in on our chat!"
darkmt_mike says, "We can argue without your evil help!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #645 from pkmnx:(no, they're not) Do you guys think Lucky Stadium will see much play? I've seen pure using it, it works!
darkmt_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #653 from soslowpoke:If a maple bar is a different colored long john, and long johns are donuts...

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #646 from yoshi1001:Rare-Holo Peanut Butter? Neato!
darkmt_mike says, "Yuck."
master_trainer_mike says, "so, if she floats on water, then she weighs as much as a duck"
master_trainer_mike says, "and therefore........."
darkmt_mike says, "Your all jealous of the great Maple Bar!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #647 from slowking_man:Hmm...black hole...that should be a Trainer card! Quick, e-mail TPC! XD
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #648 from soslowpoke:Will you be releasing other cards in the Vending Set as promos or are you still considering making a set for these cards?
darkmt_mike says, "We are still looking at many possibilities grasshopper."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #649 from megax_pa:have you guys hung up Fan Club yet? if so, will ya ever takwe a picture of the office and put it up to show the world?
darkmt_mike says, "I need to get it framed and then we will do a picture."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #660 from pkmnx:A WITCH!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #659 from rocha:BUT YA DONT SEE THEM ADVERTISING THE COFFE IN THE SAME WINDOW FOR THE donuts! SO WHY ARE THE MAPLE BARS IN THERE WITH THE DONUTS!?!?!!?
master_trainer_mike says, "because the trash can was full......"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
darkmt_mike says, "Your just JEALOUS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "oh..yeah...I am so envious...of faux donuts wannabes......."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #651 from purity1:all this donut talk.....now i want a donut......
darkmt_mike says, "Yes we should all have MAPLE BARS!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #652 from pkmnx:I did the voices, kyattsuai did the graphics, it's funny =)
darkmt_mike says, "Great!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #656 from sd_pokemom:Hi MTM and DMTM: just wanted to say a very belated thank you for all the work you and the WotC staff did in putting on the WCSTS; my League kids had a GREAT time, and so did I!! It was nice meeting you all, too :)
darkmt_mike says, "Thank you! It was great to meet you as well!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You were swell :)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #658 from chrisbo:Well at least coffee comes in round cups. Maple Bars aren't even round!!
master_trainer_mike says, "RIGHT!!"
darkmt_mike says, "You are all against me now ?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #661 from soslowpoke:Will there be theme decks for Neo Destiny?
darkmt_mike says, "Time will tell!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #662 from sd_pokemom:It is rumored that there are Maple Bars at the donut shop near our League store; I will check it out and report back....;)
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #663 from wizo_talisman:I thought long johns were warm wooly winter wear
darkmt_mike says, "And donuts!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #664 from lance313:Since Donut holes are sold in donut shops, are donut holes also donuts? Then they would be whole donuts as well as donut holes?
darkmt_mike says, "Exactly...thanks Lance!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #665 from soslowpoke:Will there be Shining cards in Neo Destiny?
darkmt_mike says, "Shoe shinning?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #674 from rocha:SO WHO CARES IF THERE NOT ROUND! TWIST ARENT ROUND BUT THERE DONUTS!
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't even get us started on twists!!! Ya crazy!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #667 from rocha:DONT HATE ON DA MAPLE BARS f00
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #668 from onederlnd:Do you guys like the game Snake?
darkmt_mike says, "Not sure what that is."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #670 from slowking_man:Are you guys crazy or just insane?
master_trainer_mike says, "mildly eccentric though it is curable with therapy is what we prefer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #671 from onederlnd:Is there anything important we need to know from the start of the chat?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "SURE! We gace out the seceret of the universe! But YOU missed it!!!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #672 from purity1:i saw a donut website that did indeed classify a maple bar as a dount...
darkmt_mike says, "Of course!"
master_trainer_mike says, "more proof that the internet is ful of lies!!!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #673 from calathon:Does Suicune prevent Maple Bars?
darkmt_mike says, "No."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #675 from megax_pa:Time to make a staduim called "Black Hole" - "If any player plays a card named Ditto or Suicune, that player's opponent immediately takes a prize, and may jump across the table, ripiing up the card just played to save from further headaches."
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm...never get out of editing!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #676 from pokesensei:"Hey!SD_Mom!This is a "Maple Bars are not donuts" chat!What`d you think this was?A Pokemon chat??? :-)"
darkmt_mike says, "It is a Maple bar chat. Certified!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #677 from max_kid:how do I use my pokemon cards?
darkmt_mike says, "Is this a trick question?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #678 from slowking_man:According to my friend, chocolate bars 0wn all.
master_trainer_mike says, "we prefer the term "co-exists" instead, much more pc"
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm...your friend is wrong."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #679 from wizo_talisman:And thus, December 13th, 2001 would always be remembered as the day that Pokemon chat started the great Donut Wars.
master_trainer_mike says, "more like the 2nd anniversary :)"
darkmt_mike says, "They have been going for some timenow!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #680 from rocha:hhahahah I just called the Donut Shop and asked if MAple Bars were Donuts! and he said yes! If ya wanna call the number is 562-860-1159!
darkmt_mike says, "There you go."
master_trainer_mike says, "so I can clearly not choose the glass in front of me!!!!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #681 from pkmnx:Re: #675 but what about poor old nonholo suicune?
darkmt_mike says, "He is sad that he is not used as often."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #682 from yoshi1001:why does it matter if it is a donut?
master_trainer_mike says, "wars have been started over less!"
darkmt_mike says, "Oh. Like it does not matter!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ever read Gulliver's Travels?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #684 from nopoke59:we got wine bars and and coffee bars and steel bars in th UK but whats a maple bar?
darkmt_mike says, "You poor poor soul...Maple Bars are a sticky treat...."
darkmt_mike says, "..with delicious Maple frosting!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #685 from soslowpoke:Statistics show that you are more likely to choke on a Maple Bar than on a real donut.
darkmt_mike says, "Must have a liscense to eat them."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #686 from pkmnx:People should start using the nonholo dogs more! In their type of deck, they make a valuable asset-use double gust as gust of wind!
darkmt_mike says, "Go non-holo dogs!"
darkmt_mike says, "Mush."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #687 from megax_pa:Re: #681 sure, what about all the other not-as-confusing Dittos? Leave it to one bad apple to ruin the bunch =P
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it is sad."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #688 from yoshi1001:I'll stick to my coconut donuts.
master_trainer_mike says, "ewwwww"
darkmt_mike says, "yuck."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #690 from pkmnx:Which is the better baby killer- holo Umbreon or telekinesis mewtwo?
darkmt_mike says, "Up to your style of play...I like Dark Pokés for obvious reasons."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #694 from megax_pa:Re: 690 Dark Golbat works well, too...
darkmt_mike says, "Yes he does."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #695 from pkmnx:Can you guys at least tell us what the Light/Gentle Pokemon will be called in neo4? I've been wondering for so long...
master_trainer_mike says, "sam and max"
darkmt_mike says, "...they will be called cabbages."
master_trainer_mike says, "yes, sam and max the cabbages"
darkmt_mike says, "..or beet's"
master_trainer_mike says, "but NEVER brussel sprouts!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #696 from max_kid:if you can find any color pokemon, how come you can't find a pink mewtwo,and if you can where?
darkmt_mike says, "??????????? Even I have been confused by your question."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #697 from pkmnx:Oooh...Cabbage Beet Max Blissey...
darkmt_mike says, "Oh yeah!"
darkmt_mike says, "Their yucky!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #698 from e_v_j_f_e_u:Why not brussel sprouts?
darkmt_mike says, "Look above."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #699 from onederlnd:Do you guys go on IRC by any chance?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
darkmt_mike says, "No. To much work!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #700 from lance313:Mad_max is talking about GameBoy
darkmt_mike says, "Oh...sory nohablo Gam boy here."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #701 from pkmnx:So Miracle Energy is now Cabbage Energy?
darkmt_mike says, "or beet."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #702 from sd_pokemom:Any announcements NOT pertaining to Maple Bars? ;-)
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm. Just that you should get ready for a great League year on Jan. 5th."
master_trainer_mike says, "and Harry Potter league too!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #706 from pkmnx:Churches! ...Lead!...very small rocks!...
master_trainer_mike says, "Cider! Gravy!"
darkmt_mike says, "Onderland!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Look, if we made this giant wooden badger......"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #707 from sd_pokemom:When are Year 3 kits going out? And how many Trainers does a basic kit service?
darkmt_mike says, "32 players. already shipping if ordered."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #708 from pkmnx:MIKE!(dramatic chord) what is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?!?
darkmt_mike says, "African or European?"
master_trainer_mike says, "It'snot a question of how it grips it, its a simple matter of weight ratio!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #709 from yoshi1001:Cheese? Giant wooden badger? What is this? Wisconsin week?
darkmt_mike says, "..Python...Monty...."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #710 from pkmnx:....I don't know that....AAaaaaarrrgghhh!....
darkmt_mike says, "see."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #711 from pkmnx:(you must know these things when you're a king...or master trainer...)
darkmt_mike says, "Yes...you must!"
master_trainer_mike says, "or incurably insane"
darkmt_mike says, "There is a test."
darkmt_mike says, "The MPMTT."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #712 from pkmnx:Sorry, been watching the holy grail a bit much. It's telling on me. (Ahh! Don't say the word!)
darkmt_mike says, "It."
master_trainer_mike says, "NI!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #713 from slowking_man:yoshi1001 thinks this is Wisconsin week?! It's Maple Bar week!
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah. Maple Bar week!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #714 from rocha:it was cool at the STS! I got to Help out some really cool kid who game from portugal and didnt know any english, it was fun battleing him, and i noticed you had no Portugese Translators why is that?
master_trainer_mike says, "There were Portugese transaltors there."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #715 from calathon:is Wigglytuff the killer bunny from Holy Grail?
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm. That could be."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #716 from slowking_man:So what does MPMTT stand for?
darkmt_mike says, "Monty Python Master Trainer Training"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #717 from rocha:um... when they called for on on Saturday.. there wasent =/ infact my mom had to help >_<
master_trainer_mike says, "They were busy with another area. We had translators for each language."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #719 from pkmnx:No, the killer bunny is a Cleffa in a suit.
darkmt_mike says, "he is broken."
master_trainer_mike says, "Norweigian Blue!"
darkmt_mike says, "Oh. The Parrot scetch...my apologies."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #720 from megax_pa:I think we all need to worry about the cute fuzzy white bunny in the corner of the room...
master_trainer_mike says, "Mate, that bird wouldn't voom if you put 4 million volts through it!"
darkmt_mike says, "Bugs?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #721 from onederlnd:Yeah, My mom just washed the Holy Grail... find out if they want it back
master_trainer_mike says, "Tell him we already got one!"
darkmt_mike says, "We already got one..."
master_trainer_mike says, "It's...verreee nice!"
darkmt_mike says, "...it's very nice."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #723 from calathon:you know, if this keeps up the Compendium will hit 200 pages in another week
darkmt_mike says, "Ye Ha!"
master_trainer_mike says, "those slackers need something to do anyway :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #724 from chrisbo:Wigglytuff as the "killer bunny"? Hmmm, now that I think about it, the "holy hand grenade" does look an awful lot like a Poke Ball... ;-)
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm....might be a connection!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #725 from slowking_man:Nah, the killer bunny is PIKACHU!!! *dun dun dun*
darkmt_mike says, "He is a rat....not a bunny!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #726 from megax_pa:Um... Bugs is a GREY bunny ;D

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #727 from onederlnd:Well, My Holy Grail is worth gazilions! You got yours from the Dollar Tree...
darkmt_mike says, "Not if he's in black and white."
master_trainer_mike says, "well...."
master_trainer_mike says, "its still verrreeeeee nice!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #729 from yoshi1001:The only true bunny Pokémon is Azumarril!
master_trainer_mike says, "I have often thought that Harvey was a fossil Pokemon......"
darkmt_mike says, "Aquarabbit to be precise."
master_trainer_mike says, "soggy hare!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #731 from calathon:Igglybuff: Rubber Baby Bunny Bumper
darkmt_mike says, "True enough oh wise cracker!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #732 from lance313:Any news whether the League locator will be working for nest League year in January?
darkmt_mike says, "We hope so!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #733 from yoshi1001:My high school is performing harvey this weekend.
darkmt_mike says, "A good play about a rabbit."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #734 from onederlnd:Which one of you can name 150 Pokemon the fastest? And prove it!
darkmt_mike says, "Not me...I can only name the ones that are dark....or "bad""
master_trainer_mike says, "how about if I just say puree instead?"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #736 from pokesensei:There were a few....
master_trainer_mike says, "que?"
darkmt_mike says, "..and then there were none?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #737 from pokesensei:There were a few...
darkmt_mike says, "again?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #738 from onederlnd:While we're on the subject of bunnys and rabbits... Guess what movie has a Rabbit! *glances at name*
darkmt_mike says, "Alice in Toledo?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #739 from onederlnd:Well, more specifically, Detroit.. close enough
darkmt_mike says, "LoL"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #740 from cj_mich:BTW, There are many of us that can attest to the fact that there was a Portugese Translator........ ;)
darkmt_mike says, "See...;)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you for the cd's CJ!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Very cool!"
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks for the pictures Mich!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #741 from onederlnd:Okay, that's wierd... did you gusy see the people leave?
darkmt_mike says, "nope."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #742 from cj_mich:My pleasure! Glad you liked them.
darkmt_mike says, "They are really cool!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for joining in the merriment!"
darkmt_mike says, "Okay. I guess we will call it quits for today!"
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks for coming!