Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, December 20, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang! Welcome to the last Pokemon Chat of 2001!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course, by now shouldn't we have Space stations and listening to large black obelisks?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Where's HAL???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Where's Sealab or flying cars or even personal movers?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I suppose GINGER counts but geez, 12 miles an hour?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "ANYWAY, thank you all for another great year of Pokemon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "As many of you know, the new Pokemon League will be starting January 5th in most locations (others may start a little later in January)."
master_trainer_mike says, "We also have the upcoming Professor Program, the Pokemon Challenge series, and we will be introducing team multiplayer rules next year too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Also, the first chat we have after Xmas break (the 3rd I think) we will have a specila guest."
darkmt_mike says, "Gengar?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Keith Strohm, the Pokemon Brand Manager will be our guest speaker. He will be hear to talk with you, answer questions, and talk about the future of Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't miss it!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And as usual, we have Dark Master Trainer Mike here to keep us from actually accomplishing anything on this chat :)"
darkmt_mike says, "Whooo Hooo!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from evilmewtwo1:When will the League locater be working????
master_trainer_mike says, "It is being finished up tis week and should be up soon. Wizards customer service has an up to date list of league locations so you can always call them at 1-800-324-6496 to find out league locations."
master_trainer_mike says, "They will be open through some of the holiday season for you."
darkmt_mike says, "Just not the 24yh, 25th, 31st, and 1st."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from sd_pokemom:What can you tell us about League Year 3, or the professor program? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeezze? (hey, it works for the kids...;-) )
master_trainer_mike says, "Well League Year 3 will be different than the previous years. It is now all about game play and introducing the tournament structure to you all."
master_trainer_mike says, "You will have the chance to earn up to THREE different promo cards each season. 1 Classic (previously released) promo, 1 new mechanic card, and the new, never before released foil energy cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Each season will end with a tournament that can be sanctioned if your Gym Leader wishes to do so (so you can work on your ratings). It is through participating in that final tournament that you can earn the foil energy cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for the Progessor Program, it is an online judge certification type program made exclusively for our 15 years old and older players. It will give you the recognition you deserve as mentors and teachres of Pokemon as well as keep you in the loop about new rulings, upcoming events, and products."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will ALSO be Professor exclusive events held next year too! Keep an eye on our web site for more details soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from yoshi1001:(Starting again) This seems pretty obvious to me, but since Ditto Copies powers, Suicune can't use its attack to make it fall asleep or paralyze it, right (so it stays Ditto)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure what you are saying here. If you had two Suicunes facing each other (which in effect you are), then they could use the Aurora Wave against rthe other but it would NOT do any additional effects beyond the 30 damage (no asleep or paralyze)."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from onederlnd:Since your talking about the new league, when will you have a list up (if any) of where the locations will be?
darkmt_mike says, "Keep an eye on the web site. It should be soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from marril2000:mike, it was fun to see you again in san diego. I told you about a store over here in NH that used to sell our league kits before we moved, and you said to report them in some place, where was it i should send the store info? also can rainbow energy c
master_trainer_mike says, "Anytime you know of any leagues that are not running themselves properly (or are selling the materials) please send an emali to custserv@wizards.com with all of the details and we will look into it."
master_trainer_mike says, "It was good to see you there too (though you asked me a ZILLION questions!)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from yoshi1001:In terms of Suicune's power, is confusion self-damage an attack effect?
darkmt_mike says, "Read the card! "Opponents attacks""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from daytongl:Challenge Series....hmmm new stuff....any details that can be wormed out in this forum?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, the 2002 Pokwmon Challenge Series will be taking the place of the STS's. More events, more organized, and so on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from crosstrainer:I read something somehere, can't remember (senior moment), about Rainbow Energy Promo, and a comment that implied to me that TR may not be in the next STS format. Any comments?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, the Rainbow promo energy card is in the first Season of the 2002 Pokemon League. As for any changes in Modified, we are still analyzing lots of data."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from evilmewtwo1:Is it ok to start up leagues before Janurary?
darkmt_mike says, "Not for year three!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from chrisbo:So this is the last Chat for 2001? Will we be resuming on Jan 3rd or the week after?
master_trainer_mike says, "Jan 3rd with the Pokemon Brand Manager as the guest speaker!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yes oh wise Chrisbo!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from chrisbo:Can you tell us if there is any limit to the number of foil energy cards that can be earned in the season-ending tournaments?
master_trainer_mike says, "Each participoant gets 1, period."
master_trainer_mike says, "However!"
master_trainer_mike says, "The top 8 finishers in the tournament will earn additional copies."
master_trainer_mike says, "Now, more than ever, it is about how good a Master Trainer you really are :)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from gentle_magmar:have you thought of the location for the ECsts coughcoughAtlantacoughcough?
darkmt_mike says, "You have quite a cough there. Ihave thought about sealing wax....but nothing else."
darkmt_mike says, "Sorry no new info is forthcoming concerning next years festivities!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from michel1be:I have a doubt about Unown D : if I have Unown D on my bench, which Pokemon will be protected : 1.my active - 2. my benched - 3. both ?
master_trainer_mike says, "THREE!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from marril2000:In Pokemon TCG league year 3, will darkness and/or metal energy make an apperence? if yes, any comment on which season?
darkmt_mike says, "Wait and see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from gentle_magmar:will the elusive Reverse holo charizard ever be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only after the super elastic bubble plastic promo Weedle card!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "Trainer Bill is first."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from gentle_magmar:what doo you have to do to start a pokémon league?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon League is a program developed for retail locations that sell Pokemon cards. Find a local store that is interested in having players (customers) come in every week. Then that store needs to contact us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from slowking_man:Well, it's almost Christmas! I'd like to wish you guys, and everyone in the chat, a merry Christmas! =D
darkmt_mike says, "Thank you!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Same to you all! And Happy Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa, and every other holiday/viewpoint you may have!"
darkmt_mike says, "And Boxing day!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from gentle_magmar:anything on Neo 4 or VS in america yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo 4 is coming out in the early spring."
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans for VS."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from daytongl:RE:#9..so no STSs for 2002?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope. The Pokemon Challenge series will take their place. More events, more chances for you to play!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from yoshi1001:Confusion self-damage is an attack, according to the rulebook, so shouldn't Suicune prevent it as effect damage (remember, it's the Pokémon attacking Suicune that's confused)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Suicune says OPPONENT'S attack. Period."
master_trainer_mike says, "NOT self inflicted attacks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from gentle_magmar:will Sneasel ever be able to be used in a tournament? *nods to lawyer in the corner of room*
master_trainer_mike says, "Can be used in any Unlimited Constructed tournaments. Also if he shows up in a booster draft he is fine as well :)"
darkmt_mike says, "It makes a nice hot chocolate...or so I'm told!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from sd_pokemom:So with the exclusively "Professor" events, does that mean that 15+ are not going to be in the "Challenge" events at all? The two groups will be separated, or will there be 15+ also at the "Challenges"?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon Brand Manager will go over all of the specifics of these new programs when he is our guest speaker on January 3rd. Don't miss it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from gentle_magmar:will the new Rainbow be able to have more than 4 copies the promo that is
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, it is still a non-basic energy card and is limited to 4 copies in your deck as usual."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from marril2000:mike, how many promo cards will come in a Pokemon TCG League year 3 kit (ex, there would be ___ copies of rainbow energy in the first league kit)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, that is not for public posting."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from evilmewtwo1:But my league will start on sunday
master_trainer_mike says, "There are always some exceptions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from marril2000:will the public be seeing the space weedle or the other towers at the next big pokemon event after there vacation back in the office on wcsts2 weekend? master_trainer_mike says, "They, like Troy Aikman, have retired."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from chrisbo:For the season-ending tournaments, will there be any specific format or will they vary from location to location (i.e. one store runs "modified", another store runs "standard", etc.)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Various formats will be used throughout the seasons. Each league will run the same format for that season."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from dunjohn_:Hello again! I'm not too up on these foil energies. I'm presuming they're basic energies. Will all 6 types be available from the first instance, or are you releasing them one type at a time? If so, is there any system as to how you recieve them, i.e. Random, Set, Choice or Leaders Discretion?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only 1 foil energy card will be available each season. They will be given to participants in the season ending tournaments, and additional copies can be earned by placing in the top 8 in those same tournaments."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from gentle_magmar:RE Q#18 So then it is coming out?
darkmt_mike says, "No plans for it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from lance313:The New floor rules regarding start of game procedures isn't quite clear on the point of whether the second player (non-active) places his/her active and benched Pokémon face down or up before player 1 (active) places his/her active and benched. I'm sure it is face down, but could you verify this?
master_trainer_mike says, "You're right! It also doesn't say whether we all have to wear hats or not!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ANARCHY!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(kidding)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Quite clearly, you all place your cards face down, until just before the game actually starts."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from yawgmoth2:what is the topic?
darkmt_mike says, "I believe the topic is "Land Wars in Asia""
darkmt_mike says, "Or ..Pokémon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from gentle_magmar:What is Pokémon challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "The name of next years premiere Pokemon events."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from marril2000:According to the flyer that the store gave the head GL at the league, it says the new kit will contain pikachu metal coins. Are the coins included in the kit just extras or are they equaly weighed coins for the end of season tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are not weighted (though they do have mass). They are to be given to each league member."
master_trainer_mike says, "Just an extra we wanted to give to you all:)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from michel1be:Will there be Pokemon challenge series events in Europe too ?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from dunjohn_:I heard somewhere that you've definitely settled on "Destiny" as the name for Neo 4. With the introduction of Revelation all 251 were present and accounted for. What I'm wondering is, is Destiny going to be part of the Neo sets (i.e. named Neo Destiny or just Destiny)?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes NEO Destiny is part of the NEO sets. NEO 4 ."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from crosstrainer:I'm a little disappointed about no STS for 2002. It's like not having a Super Bowl. About how many major Challenge Series events will be held and will you guys be attending any of them?
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually, next years Challenge will end with an even BIGGER event than an STS. More details to come."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be at all of the Challenges as will many of the other fun staff here at Wizards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Again, come to the special January 3rd chat with Keith Strohm, the Pokemon Brand Manager!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from gentle_magmar:is there anything we can do the new manager at a bookstore i go to sometimes is shutting pokémon down...FOR GOOD!
darkmt_mike says, "It is up to a store to decide that. I suggest you let them know how you feel."
darkmt_mike says, "..find a new store if it does not work. The power of the customer is strong."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from mini_mech:does metal energy really cause chansey to do 70 to the opponent and 60 to you ?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it does."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from yoshi1001:What was the answer to m confusion question?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have answered it twice now! If a confused Suicune ends up attacking itself, it takes 20 damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from crosstrainer:Any posibility that the new foil energy will be a double colorless?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from lance313:I only wanted to verify that point on starting procedures, since in a previous portion it specifically statd player 1 (active) placed the first Pokémon faced down, and then was non-specific in the rest of the procedures. It also didn't call for the cards to be turned over once the play area was set up.
master_trainer_mike says, "True. But we cannot spell out every single step in a game. You have to use a little common sense. The start of game procedure was just clarifying the game start, NOT altering it."
master_trainer_mike says, "You start with cards face down in the old way, you start with the cards face down in the new way."
master_trainer_mike says, "You also flip the cards over when you start. Otherwise, it would be a pretty dull game."
darkmt_mike says, "I have to go feed Gengar. Everyone have a great Holiday! See you in 2002!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from yoshi1001:Do I have to use that Pikachu coin for anything in League, or can I keep flipping my Sacagewea dollar for games?
master_trainer_mike says, "Steve, the coin is just there as a gift from us to you. Do what youwill with it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Steve, the coin is just a gift from us to you. Do what you will."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from onederlnd:what exactly does a brand manager do? just wondering.
master_trainer_mike says, "The Brand Manager is the overall person in charge of an IP (intellectual property). In this case, Keith has the final say and approval on everything Wizards does that has to do with Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "They make all of the business decisions for that IP."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from slowking_man:U guys getting as tired of the Sucuine questions as I am?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from yoshi1001:You didn't read my question correctly. Suicune isn't confused, the Pokémon attacking it is.
master_trainer_mike says, "If I had my way, this card would be banned..................;p"
master_trainer_mike says, "Your question wasn't very clear."
master_trainer_mike says, "I have no idea anymore about Suicune. We will work on clarifying it later."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from crosstrainer:RE: The clarified startup procedure. Will that be incorporated into new version rulebooks that come with newer decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmm, to be honest, I don't know."
master_trainer_mike says, "The new start procedure is for tournaments only. It is NOT a game rule change."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from lance313:Thank you. Yes, it would be as dull as a Ditto vs Ditto battle. ;)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from crosstrainer:I liked using the die instead of a coin at the STS, made things more random and less rigged, will dice be required at the future Challenges hopefully?
master_trainer_mike says, "Since there will be more of these, probably not...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from sd_pokemom:Have you MTs adequately prepared your Brand Manager for the chat's legion of rabid question-askers? *grin* Or are you just going to throw him to the "wolves" (or rabid Sneasels)?
master_trainer_mike says, "He has been warned and says he can handle it :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "We have been poking him with sticks for the last 3 months to help him get used to the sharp retorts we sometimes get :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from mini_mech:I was glad to see ya guys at the STS did you guys know who i was?? (was wearing dog tag on head)
master_trainer_mike says, "We got to meet lots of cool folks at the STS. Hopefully that included you :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from darkpoinko:please tell me there will eventually be a Zubat promo
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmmm, my mother taught me not to lie, sorry ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from crosstrainer:Looking forward to the new team questons? If my team has Ditto, Brock's Ninetales and Mr. Mime, and they have Suicune, Elekid, and Erika's Dratini, and Clefable....
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, now you are assuming we would EVER let you use those cards in that format....interesting..........."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from slowking_man:Your Brand Manager can never handle us! MWAHAHAHA!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, I wouldn't tick him off too much if I were you :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "As for the team multiplayer format, watch for us to release beta rules early next year. We will give you all a chance to playtest it with us at the various larger Challenge events next year."
master_trainer_mike says, "I can tell you that Poison is suddenly much stronger and Asleep attacks are wimpy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from yoshi1001:I don't like Suicune either. After the chat, go for a nice long walk around the WoTC HQ. It's the holiday season. You should be happy. We all should be happy. No legendary dog's gonna stop that!
master_trainer_mike says, "I will, thanks :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from crosstrainer:Just purely gossip and speculation on your part, what other formats MIGHT we see next year besides modified TR?
master_trainer_mike says, "It actually doesn't do a game good to have TOO many different constructed formats."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course, there is booster drafts and there will be the team multiplayer format. Seems like you guys enjoyed the Theme deck challenge too."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for constructed formats though, Unlimited and Modified will probably be it for the foreseeable future."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from slowking_man:Ah, new team multiplayer rules? Good, we have a ton of team battles at my League...>=D
master_trainer_mike says, "Great!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from mini_mech:how many Pikachu cards are there, and are there gonna be many many more ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm...let's see....1...2...3.......err...about a gajillion!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And probably a gajillion more to come! :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from mini_mech:when is there gonna be a new bulbasaur the leech seed one isnt working for me it's to slow in my deck
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, it's not really up to us ya know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from yoshi1001:Pokémon Challenge? Is it more like a STS or QT? Or neither?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is the Pokemon Challenge series! There will be various size events with different names. Keep an eye on the web site for more info in the future."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from mini_mech:regaurding Q#61 the only reason i asked is cause my bro loves making them into Mechachu's
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahhh, so you are saying you deliberately alter the cute yellow mouse into ILLEGAL FAN FAKE CARDS!?!?!?!?!?"
master_trainer_mike says, "oh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from slowking_man:And now to pick your brain...Sleep weaker and Poison stronger? I'm betting that means you flip for Sleep and take Poison damage at the end of each player's turn...And I'll bet Char's lethal under that...
master_trainer_mike says, "ahhh grasshopper, your skills are growing stronger!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from onederlnd:Which do you guys prefer : Dice or Damage Counters? Coins for Dice?
master_trainer_mike says, "personally? I just bring lots of dice. Use them instead of coins AND damage counters. d12's seem to work best for me. Though now I use one of those spiffy heads/tails dice for flipping."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from mini_mech:fan fakes what you talking about he's the mascot for the 2nd best pokemonsite on the net (in my opinion) Pokeomonzeo.com
master_trainer_mike says, "Doesn't mean he's a REAL Pokemon :)"
master_trainer_mike says, ".........."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from mini_mech:i meant PokemonZeo.com
master_trainer_mike says, "and they have a great site for the fans :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from crosstrainer:The last two new "attack effects" I remember were Paint and Char. Are there any other newer ones or more on the horizon?
master_trainer_mike says, "You are talking about effects that leave counters or markers correct? I have heard tale of some new ones on the possible horizon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from pokesensei:Hey guys,just wanted to wish all of you a very,mery "Maple-Bars-Are-Not-Donuts" X-mas! :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH! Thank you :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Too bad DMTM left before he saw that."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course, we have been having this goofy arguement for almost 2 years now so it is good to perhaps be spared it on the last chat of 2001 :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from mini_mech:i will be heading out so i wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Safe Christmas and a Safe New year, Thanks for the year full of Memories
master_trainer_mike says, "Same to you :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from pokesensei:Team Playing will be a tremendous boost to the game IMO as alot of kids like to play that at the stores I go to.Can you reveal anything else right now to whet everyone`s appetite`s?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is still under some pretty major construction so you'll have to wait a bit."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will be putting out the early beta rules early next year though so you can help us test it."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will also have non-sanctioned events for it at the larger Pokemon Challenge events too."
master_trainer_mike says, "Once we are sure that the rules are balanced then we will make it official probably in the summer of 2002."
master_trainer_mike says, "Then you will be able to create teams and start ratings for those teams!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from yoshi1001:Bah, Pokéwatch's Steve's Mewtwo is the best mascot of them all! Anyway, suppose I walk into League 3 next year. What's the first thing I'll probably notice that's different?
master_trainer_mike says, "Lots of metal Pokemon coins flying all over the place! :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "No more badge books, heck, no more badges!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from lance313:Does that mean no Chat next week?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, Wizards will be shut down for the holidays next week. Though Customer Service will have a skeleton crew if you have any questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from mini_mech:Merry Christmas you Master Trainers and Hapy NewYear
master_trainer_mike says, "same to you!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from crosstrainer:Any chance of a new 2002 Pokemon Chat theme song? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "I have one rolling around in my head. I hope to find the time to make it for you all."
master_trainer_mike says, "Make sure you all come to the chat on January 3rd 2002. Keith Strohm, the Pokemon Brand Manager will be here to tell you about the future of Pokemon as wlel as answer your questions and concerns about any upcoming changes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from yoshi1001:You guys hear about the Pokémon Christmas Bash CD?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from sd_pokemom:I'd just like to wish all of you MTs a happy and safe holiday; 2001 has turned out to be a great year for Pokémon, at least personally, with the STS here in SD and the fun on the 'PoG. Thank you! :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you too. While it has been a lot of work it has also been a whole lot of FUN!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for your particiaption, excitement, and energy. 2002 will be an even BETTER year :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Even if we did have to put up with Chrisbo....."
master_trainer_mike says, "KIDDING!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from pokesensei:And had to put up with the delusions of DMTM as well...;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "you have no idea what it can be like....;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from chrisbo:I heard that!!! (wink)
master_trainer_mike says, "Chrisbo, without you, we would have had to find another rules lawyer to keep us completely confused :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from venusaur2000:I was wondering, how did the Space Weedle turn out in the end, I lost track of it's progression.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahh, it was finished back in 2000. You can still see pictures of it on the web site. It's at http://home.earthlink.net/~seawolven."
master_trainer_mike says, "I realize it has not been updated in a while. I will try and put some new content up for you all soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Good luck with the college choiches Yoshi. Have a great holiday!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from onederlnd:Does Rainbow energy count as darkness? (btw, joke question)
master_trainer_mike says, "AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
master_trainer_mike says, "only on tuesdays"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from sd_pokemom:Any idea of how long the WCSTS content will stay up on the wizards.com/pokemon site?
master_trainer_mike says, "not sure, probably until the next event comes out.,"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from pokesensei:Hey Mike,I just want to close out this year of chats by saying,and I`m sure that I speak for ALL trainers out there,that all of us really appreciate everything you MT`s have done for this game,and without you guys,Pokemon wouldn`t be where it is today
master_trainer_mike says, "Well thank you all. This started as a job (a GREAT one!) and has become much more than that for us as well. It has been an honor to be a prt of the big Pokemon family :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for what you have done with it too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We would have neber pulled off the lasts STS without Team Compendium there with us."
master_trainer_mike says, "We wouldn;t have had an event at all without you all coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "A big thank you to all of the Gym leaders, TO's, and involved Pokeparents too!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from chrisbo:Just trying to keep you guys on your toes, that's all. P.S. No, Yoshi1001 is not an "alias" of mine. (BIG GRIN)
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from crosstrainer:Any promo or Neo 4+ Energy Removal cards coming soon to make No Removal Gym a functional card in Rocket On Format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from slowking_man:AMEN, sensei!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from onederlnd:oh yeah, I'm not sure if was answered before now, but what was the total attendence at the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmm, I actually don't know. I'll try and find out for the next chat in January."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from darkpoinko:I was with DSL at the past 2 STS's and I wanna have more fun
master_trainer_mike says, "Then you should get in touch with us here at Wizards. We will always nedd help with our events."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from sd_pokemom:No, MTM, we all have to thank you guys. I know more often than not, you only hear the "bad" on the boards; but there is a pretty large "silent" group that is very thankful for what you guys do for us!
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from crosstrainer:I asked this question several months ago with and was wondering if anyone knew of an online Pokemon gaming site?
master_trainer_mike says, "don;t know of any myself."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from onederlnd:GIVE IT UP FOR THE MT'S!!!! *crowd starts chearing... YAY!*
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, ok, thank you all as well :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now that we are done with the hugfest :), what would you want to see next year for Pokemon, if you could have anything?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from sd_pokemom:Another WCSTS in San Diego!!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from evilmewtwo1:More Mewtwos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from slowking_man:Sneasel banned from game play entirely.
master_trainer_mike says, "interesting :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from onederlnd:An STS in MICHIGAN!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "uh huh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from purity1:holo EVERYTHING
master_trainer_mike says, "even holo not-donut maple bars?!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from crosstrainer:WCSTS in San Jose, ECSTS in Miami

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from slowking_man:Pokémon Advance! =D

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from marril2000:i would have to say, more darkness energy, more card sets, and maybe uh... the pokemon company give wizards the rights to print the zeo edition :D
master_trainer_mike says, "go ahead gang, get it all out of your systems :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "anything else?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from evilmewtwo1:Gift boosters with all rares or holos!!!!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from purity1:yup, even holo donut and undonuts....

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from venusaur2000:A few of the old cards back in play

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from purity1:on both sides, with gold stamping....

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from onederlnd:I say you give out free booster BOXES to me!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from oldman_405:Growing support. WotC to have more control of the card game

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from marril2000:a new stamper design for the league :P

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from evilmewtwo1:A MTM Card!!!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from magmar2000:A Holo Magmar Promo! Or at least a Magby.... ;-)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from oldman_405:More formats to be sanctioned

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from pokesensei:Holo Heads-Tails Dice? ;-)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from slowking_man:A Pokémon TV channel! XD

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from crosstrainer:Rerelease Pre-Team Rocket "Broken" cards as promos and "fixing" them.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from purity1:yeah! holo dice!
master_trainer_mike says, "how about holo pokemon players too?"
master_trainer_mike says, "A hollow DMTM!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from marril2000:newer formats, card towers, less activites at the leagues (looks at the box under his feat full of league activites)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from marril2000:free holo paper!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from purity1:holo players! yeah!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from venusaur2000:More three attack or maybe even four attack cards

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from onederlnd:One DMTM is bad enough! :P

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from sd_pokemom:DCI reporter for the Palm OS!!! yes!!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from marril2000:holo websites!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from evilmewtwo1:Counter action cards!
master_trainer_mike says, "sure, we need more timing issues with Pokemon :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from chrisbo:Increasingly closer communications between WotC & TPC.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from purity1:actually i'd like to see dci reporter for macintosh....

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from marril2000:dci reporter for macs!
master_trainer_mike says, "And for the Atari 800 computer too!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from magmar2000:DCI reporter for the Mac OS! =D

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from purity1:and wotc staff shirts in smaller sizes....

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from marril2000:more pokemon centers, one in every state!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from sd_pokemom:A Pokemon Center store in California!
master_trainer_mike says, "Kierin says we need larger staff shirts sizes too :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #142 from pokesensei:Holo Pokemon Chats?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from lance313:Promo Holo Weedle.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from magmar2000:A Pokemon Center in Seattle!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from evilmewtwo1:A online version of Pokemon similar to the MTG game being offered now

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from marril2000:to have wizards get more freeness in printing there own cards!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from onederlnd:Okay lets try this AGAIN,. Lanturn (Neo1) says it doed 10 more damage for each water energy that doesnt pay for the attack. But the attack doesnt TAKE water energy, only 2 electric. Why does it sa
master_trainer_mike says, "it is just a templating error that's all"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from purity1:if i said its a holo new world we live in, you'd throw heads/tails dice at me....so i won't
master_trainer_mike says, "........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from marril2000:Blue Gym Leader Shirts

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from lance313:A way to hold league outside of premier store sponsorship.
master_trainer_mike says, "interesting all of you, anything else?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from onederlnd:wanna know what you need in here? a /roll so you can roll dice in here!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from evilmewtwo1:holding league at my house

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from sd_pokemom:PURPLE Gym leader shirts! *winks at Lance*

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from marril2000:Rainbow energy that can't count as metal and dark to cause confusion!
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't forget ponies! I want one of those! ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from chrisbo:I'd like to see an online version of the Pokemon Play-It software with periodic updates as new expansions are released (::drooling::).

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from evilmewtwo1:Basic Steel and Dark energy.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from pokesensei:A Holo Rules Book!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from crosstrainer:Certify Judges and Turnament Organizers and give them the ability to run leagues outside of stores.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from marril2000:wizards to print out the zeo edition for sale and have people send in cards to create one large set!
master_trainer_mike says, "well if we actually owned Pokemon, maybe we could make some of those, maybe even a holo Chrisbo!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from lance313:ON-line leagues sanctioned by Wizards/DCI.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from marril2000:new color league stampers with a different shape

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from matthewssandslash:DCI sanctioned tourneys everywhere!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from venusaur2000:more people to come back to the chat

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from oldman_405:new players to enter the game
master_trainer_mike says, "well, new players and new chat members you can help us all with"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from marril2000:more jumbo cards!
master_trainer_mike says, "jumbo holo purity cards!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from matthewssandslash:Seventeen bottles of cheese on the wall?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from marril2000:new card structures to travel to the big evetns!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from chrisbo:A holo Chrisbo? Would that mean I'd have to shave? =/

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from lance313:A way to 'magically' make M:TG and Pokémon players get along. :p
master_trainer_mike says, "isn't that what Harry Potter is for??????"
master_trainer_mike says, "KIDDING!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from pokesensei:Team Compendium members being new MT`s for the Pokemon Chat! :-)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from crosstrainer:A common "Tower" card so we can pool them together to build a WTC tribute at the 2002 Pokemon "Super Bowl".

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from onederlnd:A Great Wall of Wizards!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from marril2000:a contest for people to design the next neo logo!
master_trainer_mike says, "and what else can Santa bring for you all?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from lance313:Great job by all of you MTs. Even putting up with me, the Chrisbo wannabe. If we could have anything for Pokémon next year, it would be a tie between a way to hold league without having to do it under the sponsirship of a premier store (who seem reluctant anymore), and a Promo Holo Weedle.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from marril2000:a new ink cartrage?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #177 from crosstrainer:Playstation 2 and Osama to justice.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from slowking_man:Santa can bring me A GameCube! w00t!
master_trainer_mike says, "we seem to be wandering away from Pokemon a bit here......."
master_trainer_mike says, "not that I ever do that, right? ;)|"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from matthewssandslash:I think there's an error with Neo 2 Magnemite, it says that if either are tails, it does nothing. Does that mean that if both are tails, it works?
master_trainer_mike says, "That would still mean either one of them was tails wouldn't it?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from magmar2000:Hmmm... hook up with Apple and give away iBooks and to keep with the card theme, umm... make an iBook trainer? :-\ =D

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from marril2000:a Zeo Crystal Onix promo!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from oldman_405:for the schedule to be posted of the tournaments (state, regional etc.)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from matthewssandslash:Re: 178 Maple Bars, anyone?
master_trainer_mike says, "AHHHHHHHHHHH"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from marril2000:and Shining Charizard!
master_trainer_mike says, "well, since SOME of you have been naughty this year (glances over at Pokesensei), I'm afraid Santa can't bring you any of it :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Though, SOME of hwat you have aksed for is on the way."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from onederlnd:I want my friends 1 million Yuan to be real so he can give me money :P

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #185 from crosstrainer:Sorry if I was a bit too graphic about the Osama thing Santa! :)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from marril2000:more promos, along with the answer if rainbow energy can count as darkness and metal

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from matthewssandslash:Prop 15/3! No Modified!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from oldman_405:Can I evolve (Chasey/Blissey), use power, Play Hyper Dev. Spray, then attack with Chansey
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from slowking_man:WHAT?! No GameCube! NOOOOOOOO!!! *dies*

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from venusaur2000:If santa can't, what about you ??? lol
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahhh, I'm sorry I'm not a member of the Elves union........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from crosstrainer:Speaking of Shining, Who's idea was it to have a basic Shining Gyarados that can't evolve from Shining Magikarp?
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be the Pokemon Company."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from onederlnd:is DMTM a member?
master_trainer_mike says, "He is on their 10 most wanted list!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from pokesensei:I didn`t do it and whoever said I did it is a liar!!!! :)
master_trainer_mike says, "We have pictures you know..........."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not of YOU mind you, but I have a nice picture of a pony, and of a weedle and....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #197 from pokesensei:That was my evil twin "Dark `Sensei!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, you know I thought I heard someone say "Evil twin powers activate, form of Da Ladies Man!""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from matthewssandslash:Re: 191 Shouln't Shining Gyarados be a basic AND evolve from Shining Magikarp, sorta like Pikachu?
master_trainer_mike says, "Again, not our card so we don;t get the final say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from marril2000:Dark Mike's Pikachu has 4 damage counters on it, and just attacked. Mike Dark's Weedle has 40 hit points and 2 damage counters on it. Dark Mike's Pikachu was poisoned way way back at the beginning of the game, but some how it was un-poisoned. How many
master_trainer_mike says, "whew, too much Xmas candy already?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from purity1:[waves cd-rom] i have pictures of 'sensei!
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm sorry :) BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from matthewssandslash:If I have a LSSP'd card on my bench and my opponent's Wigglytuff does Do The Wave, do I have to flip it over (since it might be an Unown N)?
master_trainer_mike says, "To be honest, I don;t know, I will have to ask the rulkes team this one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from marril2000:(cont. 198) How many damage counters does Mike Dark's Pikachu have on it?
master_trainer_mike says, "12, because Ice Cream has no bones!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from chrisbo:Gosh Sensei, it's getting chilly outside. Why don't you have some COCOA!! Bwahahaha!!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from pokesensei:Pure!
master_trainer_mike says, "snicker"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from onederlnd:Pur, wanna send a few of them pictures over to me? :) I can put them to good use.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from crosstrainer:I was reading a recent Beckett article about errata written by a former WOTC employee. He told about an error in Jungle Rapidash evolving from Stage 1 Ponyta. The Shining Magikarp/Gyarados evolution problem isn't the same is it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from onederlnd:If a plane crashed on the border between the US and Canada, where would you busy the survivors?
master_trainer_mike says, "busy the survivors?????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from matthewssandslash:Re: 201 No, you fool, 13! You forgot that Maple Bars aren't pink!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from oldman_405:How about a big tourney for those over 30, or 40
master_trainer_mike says, "You can set up and run tournaments yourself :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "But we will have open age events and Professor events and all sorts of others next year too!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #210 from purity1:sorry wonder...i need these to sell cocoa.....

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from marril2000:hmm... survivor: africa is on tonight, so who do you think is getting voted out?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from sd_pokemom:Okay, you asked US what WE want...what do you MTs and/or WotC want from us in 2002?
master_trainer_mike says, "Just keep up the good owkr with us next year! Check out the new programs, let us know what you think, the same as usual :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from matthewssandslash:Any answer yet on the "Ditto copies Koga's Ditto/uses Giant Growth successfully/Koga's Ditto leaves play/Later returns as active/how much Max HP does Ditto now have" question?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope. Everytime I ask, the whole rules team gets a pained expression on their faces."
master_trainer_mike says, "(including me)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from marril2000:mike, in san digeo, you never did say if rainbow would count as dark and metal (and i included the question on the fan club promo to always be there) :P
master_trainer_mike says, "It can count as every energy type. Darkness and Metal are energy types."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #217 from onederlnd:Your starting to confuse me with those number changes!!! That's the point, isnt it...
master_trainer_mike says, "well YEUUHHHH!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from onederlnd:Pur, what's this about Cocoa... I'm intrigued by that... :) Is that the best you can get for them? j/k

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from oldman_405:Surely theres more that the MTs &/or WotC wants from us as players
master_trainer_mike says, "just stay involved and let us know what you thik"
master_trainer_mike says, "we will ask for help as we need it :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from crosstrainer:Any word from Pat rubbing in his Rio trip?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope :)\"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from onederlnd:btw, where'd DMTM go?
master_trainer_mike says, "home for the holidays"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #223 from chrisbo:To Onederland: Well, after all, Sensei is only a "Cocoa Master" (not quite "dark" yet).

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from matthewssandslash:Please no Modified! Everything is either Gatr, beats Gatr (Crobat or Slowking), or beats stuff that beats Gatr (Typhlosion/Blaine's Arcy)! There's nothing else, really. Standard and prop 15 have way more variety, and is more fun.
master_trainer_mike says, "funny, most people don;t think that way, besides modified may be "modified""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from oldman_405:Another thing I want is for Wizpog to never slow to a crawl like it did not too long ago

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #227 from lance313:In Japan, they had a series of special 'Stadium' cards given out at various tournaments. Any thought on this happening at next year's events?
master_trainer_mike says, "that was up to TPC"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from chrisbo:Re: Q220. Yeah, I bet Pat's in Rio thinking about us at this very moment... NOT!!! =)
master_trainer_mike )

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from onederlnd:Has everyone been to the Pokemon Isle? www.pokeisle.net Get get some good discussions going :)
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, that's a new one to me"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from pokesensei:hmmm...Chrisbo is one of the "CocoaTrainers" too...
master_trainer_mike says, "that's what I love about the chat, we always stay so tight on the topic :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #231 from matthewssandslash:Cocoa starts with the same letter as Cheese... hmm...

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from onederlnd:uh... what topic would that be? Cocoa?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #233 from slowking_man:There's a topic?! News to me. j/k
master_trainer_mike says, ";)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from crosstrainer:MIke, sincere thanks for putting up with all the headaches we've given you this year. May Santa leava a large bottle of aspirin in your stocking this Christmas!
master_trainer_mike says, "You guys are worth it :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #236 from pokesensei:Well,we are ALL a part of Pokemon,so therefore we are technically on topic. :)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from marril2000:hmm, one last item... one of the mt's take the place of imakuni so the cards could be released in english through the leagues :D

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from slowking_man:You should change the name of this chat to "Pokémon, MTM's Nonsensical Ramblings, and Various Random Items Plucked Out Of Nowhere Chat".

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #241 from marril2000:and a happy holidays mtm!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from chrisbo:Ah, before I forget. Any more news about Toys R Us and their involvement with Pokemon League Year 3?
master_trainer_mike says, "Officially theu have said they are still considering, so we have started to contact the individual Toys R Us store managers to see whether they want to participate or not"
master_trainer_mike says, "make sure to let your local store manager know that you want the league at their store!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #243 from slowking_man:We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!
master_trainer_mike says, "It's always nice to see someone else sing for once :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from pokesensei:I have a great idea!Taking from what Marril said,YOU can be our Imakuni Mike and they can use the Statue of Liberty Hat pic of you on the cards!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from sd_pokemom:Is this like the "Chrisbo's beard" topic that came up on the 'PoG during/post WCSTS? LOL (sorry, chris!)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from matthewssandslash:If a base Zappy uses Thunderbolt against Suicine, would it not discard energy?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #238 from matthewssandslash:Does Suicine (Crystal Body)'s power work from the bench?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, no more Suicune answers from us at this time. Please hang up and dial again :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from marril2000:oh, any catch phrases of the week?
master_trainer_mike says, ""Herbie deosn't want to make toys!""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from chrisbo:Re Q239: Individual store managers, or individual regional managers? I wanna know who I should call to get the ball rolling in time for Jan 5th (if it isn't already too late).
master_trainer_mike says, "Store managers. They will all be contacted over the next few weeks. Many of them will not be able to start on January 5th (too soon) but they can start the new league anytime in January."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from matthewssandslash:Where do I find the Compendium?
master_trainer_mike says, "it is at http://pkcompendium.hypermart.net/"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #248 from pokesensei:Re:244 What do you think of that idea Mike?(Your Statue of Liberty pic from the MBI as the Imakuni Pic)
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, not sure Japan would approve that :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #249 from crosstrainer:Who in the TRU organization should be punished for their procrastination?
master_trainer_mike says, "They have their own business issues they have to deal with, retail is harder than usual this year as you all know"
master_trainer_mike says, "Well thank you all for coming to the last Pokemon Chat of 2001! This year was a lot of fun and I look forward to even more fun next year!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Make sure you come to our January 3rd chat where you will be able to ask questions of Keith Strohm, the Pokemon Brand Manager."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, safe holiday, and just a nice break from the hustle and bustle."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from lance313:Everyone have a Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah/Happy Kwaanza
master_trainer_mike says, "Couldn't have said it better Lance :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Have a Happy New Year too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Talk to you all in 2 weeks :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "BYE!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #257 from chrisbo:Merry Christmas to you all!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "righto!"