Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, January 31, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang!"
master_trainer_mike says, "How de doo how de doo how de doo!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure where MT Pat is hiding so you may have to put up with me WITHOUT a handler!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "(sorry)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, the initial schedule for the 2002 Pokemon Challenge Schedule is up on our web site, check it out!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Also, a basic explanation of the philosophy of the Pokemon Professor Program is up on the web site as well!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We are currently checking out the online professor test technology."
master_trainer_mike says, "Boy, is it hard!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I would definitley study for it :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "MT Pat will be here soon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now onto the questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from sd_pokemom:How long do we have to wait between taking the test, failing, and attempting a re-take?
master_trainer_pat says, "10 years"
master_trainer_mike says, "You will be allowed to attempt the test once a week."
master_trainer_pat says, "I mean..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ignore the little man behind the curtains!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from sd_pokemom:If we TO tournaments, but run them under three-judge rule, will that count against the requirements for "Master" Professor status? Or only tourneys where there is one judge? And end-of-season League tourneys would count if DCI-sanctioned, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes to both."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from sd_pokemom:Will the dates of the Stadium Challenges be released before the Gyms begin? Because knowing if a Stadium will be close could save a "road trip"; but if the dates are announced after the Gyms begin, we could miss out on the closest (300+ miles) Gym ev
master_trainer_mike says, "We will announce all dates as soon as they are solid. You should have more Stadium dates up soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from gym_leader_blaine:the professor infor says the test will be up in January 2002, seems a little short on time?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, it may be next week. But if you are used to our making release dates, you know that is pretty good :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from yoshi1001:You do realize you have 9 hours to get the Professor Test up, right? ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't post it so we have no deadline."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from espion63:so, how large is your collection n e way?
master_trainer_mike says, "I own over 7000 comic books!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I have tree sap from 3 different continents."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from soslowpoke:Will there be a Stadium Challenge event for Illinois?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, wait and see :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #21 from espion63:what is your site?
master_trainer_pat says, "www.wizards.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from soslowpoke:What's Season 2 of league's Classic Promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Electabuzz...or something like that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from aquagnome29:What will the K value be at the Gym challenges?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not announced yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from beedrill300:From what it said on the Professor Program website, it said that at stadium challenges top prizes would include a trip to worlds. Is it true that there will be more than 1 trip for 15+ to Worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, lets correct this one right now."
master_trainer_mike says, "There is NOT a 15 and up age group anyore."
master_trainer_mike says, "There is the Professor program and if you participate in it then there will be events and opportunities for older players in that."
master_trainer_mike says, "Including a Professor Challenge to be held at Origins."
master_trainer_mike says, "Now each Stadium Challenge will also have a Professor Only event run by me."
master_trainer_mike says, "The top prize for each of those (in addition to lots of cool stuff) will be a trip to fly with us to the Pokemon World Championships to be a guest Judge with us."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will also be the Wizards/Professor Challenge held at Worlds only open to Professors who help us run Worlds."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from lucky_cal:Do you have any info about the Pokémon Player Rewards Program that you're willing to give out? Or is it more wait-and-see?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're trying to get some of these other programs going first."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #26 from darkpoinko:wha snu?
master_trainer_pat says, "na mucsh"
master_trainer_mike says, "That same that Arkansas."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
darkmt_mike says, "CASd"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from soslowpoke:Can I still e-mail you Harry Potter questions at custserv@wizards.com?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well not pme personally but yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can. We were playtesting some new decks today as a matter of fact"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from espion63:what is a gym challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "Full details on what they are and when are on our website. Look under events."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from gym_leader_dragona:Just so we can all be prepared...how much surge did you have tonight before you came MTM?
master_trainer_mike says, "No Surge, just lots of sugar!!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from yoshi1001:About the Professor test, what should we do if we think one of the questions is poorly worded or outright wrong?
master_trainer_mike says, "The same thing we do if one of your questions is poorly worded or outright wrong."
master_trainer_mike says, "Grin and bear it :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from lucky_cal:I noticed on the Professor Program info page, it says the test will be available January 2002... but you said that you wouldn't promise to meet any deadlines...
master_trainer_pat says, "That's correct, sir!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, that was written a while ago. I will change it and NEVER give any dates again!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ok?"
master_trainer_pat says, "ok"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from sd_pokemom:Will we be told which parts of the test (example: DCI Floor rules) we failed, so we can study those parts?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I'm afraid not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from chrisbo:One of the requirements for "Master Professor" level is to act as a Judge or T.O. in at least five DCI-sanctioned tournaments per year. However, what if the T.O. and Judge are BOTH Professors? Will they both get credit or only one of them?
master_trainer_mike says, "Being the TO or being the Head Judge will count. If both are Professors at an event, then they will both count."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from slowking_man:Over 7000 comics? Wanna sell me some? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "No way!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from gym_leader_blaine:tell me if I am right on this. There are three Stadium Challenges, and each one will have a professor tournament, were the winner will win a trip to be a jugde at the World chp. And also a forth judge from origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "You are correct!@"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from mysterioustrainer:What is the difference between Gym and Stadiums Challenges?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is also explained on the wbesite. But basically Gym Challenges are similar to last year's QT's."
master_trainer_mike says, "Stadium Challenges are a new regional tournament, where more prizes and trips will be given out."
master_trainer_mike says, "They would be similar to Magic Grand Prix events."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from espion63:why do they come out with promo's
master_trainer_pat says, "Promos are basically done to spur interest in the game and as a promotion for certain events or leagues"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from darkpoinko:for the professor exam, there won't be any Suicune vs. Ditto questions, will there? please say no!
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm let's see, if we can't answer it, why would we ask you?"
darkmt_mike says, "Ditto. On that one."
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from beedrill300:For the Professor test, will we be allowed to keep open sites such as team Compendium as a reference?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is a timer on the test. If you want to take up some of ytour limited time looking up references you probably could but you might not finish the test!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Better to know what you need to know."
master_trainer_pat says, "It took me about an hour and 15 minutes to finish."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from gym_leader_dragona:When will more info on the Stadium Challenges be posted on Wizards?
master_trainer_mike says, "When it is ready."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #44 from soslowpoke:Electabuzz for season 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from espion63:I actually meant your pokemon card collection. About how much pokemon cards do you own?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, how mnay cards fit in 12 cases?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would be hard to guess a number...but I'm sure it's in the thousands."
master_trainer_pat says, "It takes up alot of room that's for sure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from espion63:what is the strongest pokemon card you can find?
darkmt_mike says, "Dunsparce."
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "Those gold plated ones that Burger King made can take up a lot of weight."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from espion63:about how many different types of cards are there in the world?
master_trainer_mike says, "Let's see, tere are Baseball cards"
master_trainer_mike says, "star wars cards"
master_trainer_mike says, "Garbage Pail KId cards"
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmm"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pinochle cards"
darkmt_mike says, "Scooby Doo!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't forget hockey!"
master_trainer_mike says, "so that's (counts) 6"
darkmt_mike says, "Rage"
master_trainer_mike says, "6!"
master_trainer_mike says, "7!"
darkmt_mike says, "Xena"
master_trainer_mike says, "shush!@"
darkmt_mike says, "Hercules"
master_trainer_mike says, "8!"
darkmt_mike says, "Okay!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from aquagnome29:Woah, it sounds like the 15+ players who just want to play don't really have any events for them. Is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Play in the league tournaments. Play in local tournaments!"
master_trainer_mike says, "RUN YOUR OWN TOURNAMENTS!"
master_trainer_pat says, "They can still play in league or local tournaments"
darkmt_mike says, "Or in side tournaments!"
master_trainer_mike says, "All you have to do to play in the premiere Professor tournaments is pass an online test."
master_trainer_mike says, "That simple."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from matt_moss:when will the team format details be out?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from w00ty:Whats the opening messages? What have i missed?
master_trainer_mike says, "That will be leaked to Professors first, once that is up and running."
master_trainer_pat says, "There wasn't really much of an opening message today."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from lord_gothmog0000:The brand new format for the Professor Events that Mike is hosting at the Stadium Challenges....Will it be the Team Format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from espion63:pokemon cards are for collecting and battling...I get in trouble if I take the cards out of my book...like what should I do to convince my parents that battling with the cards won't hurt them...and...can battling hurt your cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "You could save up and buy a set of sleeves for them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from mechachu:If you use porygon2s convertion power to make the grass energy that was transfered from venusaur to the exeggutar psychic can you tehn use super scoopup on the exeggutor and play the grass energy as a grass energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you would. Once that card leaves play (is scooped back to your hand) it reverts to its normal type."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from monkeyman8889:so the Challenge Series have been posted?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from espion63:do you own every type of pokemon card in the world?
master_trainer_mike says, "I don;t have any chocolate Pokemon cards yet......"
master_trainer_pat says, "I can say I own almost one of every English Pokemon card in the world."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from teambowchukit:Did you steal my 25 pound bags of sugar?
master_trainer_mike says, "I swear it was only 22!"
darkmt_mike says, "Gengar did."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from lord_gothmog0000:If my friend, who is 14, went to a gym challenge before his birthday, may 5th, and won...what would happen? would he get a trip to the Worlds still?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes he would."
master_trainer_mike says, "He would be grandfathered into it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from martin_moreno:Howcome there will only be 1 trip given this time at the Qt's? Budget?
master_trainer_mike says, "Partially. We are giving away multiple trips at the Stadium challenges."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are also holding a World Chgampionship for the first time!"
master_trainer_mike says, "These things take money, so it was moved around."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #59 from martin_moreno:So will there ever be another STS?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not likely."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from yoshi1001:(one of these days, Mike) So Professor test questions are selected from a (figurative) pool at random. About how big is this (figurative) pool?
darkmt_mike says, "About 12 feet."
darkmt_mike says, "Across"
darkmt_mike says, "3 deep."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."
master_trainer_mike says, "thank you"
darkmt_mike says, "LoL"
master_trainer_pat says, "beep."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from lucky_cal:Is there anything about the Challenge Series format that's different than Modified, besides the Special Conditions rule?
master_trainer_mike says, "The format is Modified. Don't forget there are new cards and sets coming out that will alter the environment."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from lance313:Okay, what if the TO IS the head judge, double credit or just one to a customer per event?
master_trainer_mike says, "That only counts as one event."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from darkpoinko:how did you score, pat?
master_trainer_pat says, "I passed. Though I missed a few that I really shouldn't have. Mike made it tough, seriously tough. If you miss one bit of info, you probably will get the question wrong. I felt like I was taking the SAT again, sheesh."
master_trainer_pat says, "Do you have your number 2 pencils ready?"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from espion63:why do they come out with so many different sets? It's already tough enough to collect one set!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "That's right! We shoudl only play with the same 6 vcards over and over!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Whose with me?!?!?!?!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yuck!"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
darkmt_mike shakes his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from lizardotc:Is there any chance you could get TPC to give you Suicune rulings if you bribe (or threaten???) them with Maple Bars? I really want it cleared up, and I think you do too...
master_trainer_mike says, "We have plans to make up some crazy answers ourselves soon :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from espion63:how do you get to the test and what do you do?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be online soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Then you take it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from gym_leader_blaine:is the wizards/professor tournament a 5th tournament on top of the ones from origians and the stadiums
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a special event that will reward the Professors who come and work with us to help run Worlds."
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be your chnace to play against US!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Think you got what it takes?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm?????"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from michel1be:re#39 : do you mean that there will be no questions about Suicune AND about Ditto ?
darkmt_mike says, "I don't ever mean anything."
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike says, "I try not to be mean."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't remember any questions that included both Suicune and Ditto, if that's what you mean."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from sd_pokemom:How much time are you allowed to take the test?
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "That will be posted with the test."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from soslowpoke:Will the Season 2 Electabuzz promo still have the KidsWB present Pokemon the first movie gold stamp on it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Mmmmaybe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from slowkingprince:if u put a metal energy on pichu does it do 10 or 20 damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "10."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from daytongl:Do events that I judged/organized before I took the Professor Test count towards the 5 per year judge/TO total?
master_trainer_mike says, "Any events run from Jan 1, 2002 and on count."
master_trainer_mike says, "Read up on what is written about the Professor program online. There are many benefits to being a Professor in addition to the events we will be holding for you."
master_trainer_mike says, "Such as the ability to write directly to us and ask questions, we will ask you to help with playtesting, and so on."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Professor membership cards have been designed and they look GREAT!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I think you will want to earn one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from espion63:how many different types of pokemon cards are in the world?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's abit too general of a question...we can't cover them all here."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from soslowpoke:Will there be a card called Miracle Energy in NeoDestiny or will it go by a different name?
master_trainer_pat says, "I will confirm that there was a Miracle Energy card in the original release of Neo 4 in Japan, however, I don't want to comment yet whether that card appears in the same form in Neo Destiny or not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from soslowpoke:Will u do a cool report on NeoDestiny cards like you did in October for Neo Revelation?
master_trainer_pat says, "Here at the chat?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure we'll do a round up of some of our favorite cards from Destiny in one of the chats after it releases."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from soslowpoke:What are the theme decks for NeoDestiny?
master_trainer_pat says, "I have no advance info yet, but I hope we do some Them Decks for this set...it's a larger set that Neo Revelation"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from espion63:the pokemon legue...I'm not realy into battling...but...how can you join that?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can call us or e-mail us at Wizards of the Coast Customer Service and we'll help you try to find a store that holds it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from marril2000:mike, you cant forget about index cards!
master_trainer_pat says, "Index cards!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from espion63:how do you read and type soooooo fast???
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike, that guy has been reading since he was really little. Me, I'm just still getting used to it."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from martin_moreno:What places are you considering for the Dallas qt? The parks mall in arlington would be great to hold it since its only 10 minutes from Dallas, and they hosted the Game boy 2000 tour.. just wondering
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know, I'm not really in on those discussions...but I'd love to go visit Dallas!"
master_trainer_pat says, "There are alot of different factors that go into the decision(that's what Mike is telling me while I type)"
master_trainer_pat says, "As he seems to be having a meeting of some sort over by his desk."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sheesh, you invite someone to do a chat and they hold a darn meeting when it's happening!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Good thing he's not paying attention, huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I was working!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "On...stufff......."
master_trainer_pat says, "Took ya long enough..."
master_trainer_mike says, "about....POkemon...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #86 from slowking_man:So, Pokémon Advance will have 100 new Pokémon in it...you'd bettter get ready.
master_trainer_mike says, "sheehs!"
master_trainer_pat says, "What 100 new Pokemon?!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Where to these things grow!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup in 2003! Don't hold your breath."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from monkeyman8889:Is the World Champoinships going to be modified
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from slowkingprince:when is the professor test and the schedule for the challenge series going to be up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Schedule is already up"
darkmt_mike says, "LoL!"
darkmt_mike shakes his head.
master_trainer_pat says, "kinda sort sometime soon, or alittle after that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from chrisbo:I notice that the K-ratings are increased by 8K for events where a Master Professor is head judge. What about a plain ol' Professor; do their tournaments get any increase in K values?
master_trainer_mike says, "That won;t be starting right away."
master_trainer_mike says, "Regular Professors will noy increase K ratings though, only Master Professors will."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from mysterioustrainer:What do you do if a Rainbow Energy is attached to eevee (Neo Discovery)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Before you search for an evolution for Eevee you decide what energy type Pokemon you will be searching for."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from martin_moreno:Will the MT's be attending any Qt's?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not heard yet...I'm sure we'll go to the Seattle one!"
master_trainer_pat says, "All they have to do is cover bus fare for that one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from the_mystery_thing:is the list of gym challenge sites final (that is, the cities)? cause i only see one in canada, and its on the wrong side of the country... ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "That is the final list, yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from indigomaster33:how many trips will be given away at the Stadium Challenges? per age division
master_trainer_mike says, "details to come"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from beedrill300:Where can I find info on DCI K-values and Penalty Guidelines? The main DCI website?
master_trainer_mike says, "K values on Pokemon will be up soon."
master_trainer_pat says, "Alpha-Bits?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Penalty Guidelines are on the DCI website."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #94 from espion63:what pokemon card is the strongest? In battling? like...dunsparce, lugia, Umbrion, etc.
master_trainer_mike says, "WEEDLE!"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah right!"
master_trainer_pat says, "There isn't one Pokemon that is overall the best, contrary to what MT Mike believes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from w00ty:Do you like Houses? I like houses.
master_trainer_mike says, "I once had a house with a fine chianti........."
master_trainer_pat says, "Houses are good."
darkmt_mike says, "OOPS!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from soslowpoke:So is it still possible for a Pokemon to be Asleep and Poisoned at the same time?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, that hasn't chnaged."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from mechachu:If i were to give you each a donut could i get pikachu cards in return?
master_trainer_mike says, "no.....more........donuts............"
darkmt_mike says, "HeHE"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from martin_moreno:Will there be a different format for the World Championship? Modified isn't very fun..
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a secret!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from soslowpoke:Do Pokemon Powers like Erika's Oddish's that do not stop working while it is asleep confused or paralyzed stop when it is posioned?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, if a Power normally doesn't shut off with status effects(now known as Special Conditions) than they will not turn off with Poison or Burn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from slowkingprince:how many questions can u miss and still pass the professors test?
master_trainer_mike says, "When I was a kid the teacher NEVER told us stuff like that in advance."
master_trainer_mike says, "We had to take tests standing in the snow!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And we had to walk uphill to school!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOTH WAYS!"
darkmt_mike says, "up hill both ways!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from darkpoinko:when will we get to see the Multiplayer rules? We've been playtesting multiplayer formats at our leagues, and it's a lot of fun
master_trainer_mike says, "Once the Professor program is running, those that pass will learn more about it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from matt_moss:What consistantly beats feraligatr?
master_trainer_mike says, "Love."
darkmt_mike says, "Kindness"
master_trainer_mike says, "very small rocks."
master_trainer_mike says, "Cider!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Churches!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Lead!"
darkmt_mike says, "Bricks"
master_trainer_mike says, "A duck!"
darkmt_mike says, "42"
master_trainer_pat says, "Chewbacca"
master_trainer_mike says, "that's true, always let the wookie win!"
darkmt_mike says, "Peach Icecream."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from yoshi1001:Would the self-referencing rule not apply to Bellossum's Flower Dance? (TR) Magnemite's Magnetism?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, only when a card is just referring to itself is it called 'self-referencing'"
master_trainer_mike says, "Basically if a card refers to something on itself is it self-refernecing."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not when it talks about all things named the same."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from sd_pokemom:Will our DCI numbers be our IDs for the Professor Test?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from lord_gothmog0000:Will Card-E be printed with the normal card backs, or evil new ones? Or is that information not available yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from umbreons_shadow:Do you know what the second season league promos will be, or did I miss it already?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes we do"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we do."
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from espion63:what happens if you get all the questions right on the Professor test?
master_trainer_mike says, "You would make a good Pokemon Professor."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from lucky_cal:I always wondered... what sort of evironment are you in right now? I always imagined you guys in a dark closet-sized room, surrounded by a trio of computers, with twitching fingers and faces, swearing barely audibly at all the gosh-durned crazy questions you have to answer.
master_trainer_mike says, "what? are you watching us???????"
master_trainer_mike says, "how do you know?!?!?!?!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I am floating in an isolation tank with a straw that delivers Mountain Dew on command. I type underwater."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a very strang environment indeed."
master_trainer_pat says, "Actually we're just sitting at our desks that are completely covered in TCG cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from slowkingprince:Is the schedule for origins going to be posted on the site or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll post the schedule of Pokemon Professor events when we know the info."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from mysterioustrainer:Do you guys know about the new promo for season 2?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from gym_leader_blaine:can we help at the worlds without winning a trip
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course! We would gladly accept your help! That is how you can also participate in the Wizards/Professor Challenge."
master_trainer_mike says, "Worlds will be a big fun time for anyone who comes. Side events! Noise!"
master_trainer_mike says, "All sorts of craziness :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wacky hats"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from slowkingprince:Do we get the Professor membership cards in the mail after we pass the test?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's right. Though it will take some time to get your card"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from mysterioustrainer:Di you guys say Neo Destiny is on the verge of appearing in stores?
master_trainer_mike says, "In February."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from lord_gothmog0000:On the website it says "*Players are awarded invitations to the Pokémon World Championship by placing 1st at a Gym Challenge, placing 1st through 4th in the 11 to 14 age division at a Stadium Challenge, or by placing 1st or 2nd in the 10 and under age division at a Stadium Challenge." Are there free trips for anyone, or just invites? If so, who gets the trips?
master_trainer_mike says, "The invitations include trips."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from yoshi1001:So professors can ask you questions directly? Does this mean I can annoy you more than one day a week?
master_trainer_mike says, "You will be able to join an exclusive mail-list."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from lizardotc:Gee guys... I was wondering what all this stuff about boxes is...do you mean boxes of Pokeyman cards?...and how menny Pokeyman cards aere then in 1 box?
master_trainer_mike says, "and how many licks DOES it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?"
master_trainer_pat says, "one..."
master_trainer_pat says, "two..."
master_trainer_pat says, "three"
master_trainer_pat says, "chrunch!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from w00ty:If i spot wizards $10,000, think theyll make theme decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure, send MTM, behind the dumpster atDenny's :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from gym_leader_dragona:I've heard rumors that there are only a few sets of cards left (like Neo Destiny, Vs., and E, and then that's it) Is this true?
master_trainer_pat says, "Buy all ya want, we'll make more!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from purity1:or greeting cards.......
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi cards!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(that was greeting cards)!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_pat says, "Flash Cards!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from lord_gothmog0000:Any info on whether or not Toys R Us will be carrying Leagues later on? If not, I and many others are going to be effected negatively.
master_trainer_mike says, "Their corporate office is undergoing a restructuring (have you sen the news lately?). They said they want to run the leagues but it is taking some time for them to get it set up."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are still working with them and have hopes that some of the stores will do so eventual;ly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from slowkingprince:will you guys be at the stadium challenges for some gunslinging?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be at them running the Professor events."
master_trainer_mike says, "You will see us all at Worlds though!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from matthewssandslash:My Gym Leader uses some pretty weird rules. Like he says that when Ditto copies an opponent, it's not immediate and involuntary. What should I do?
master_trainer_pat says, "You have educate your Gym Leader. Do it nicely now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #127 from slowking_man:Index cards? You guys should start a TCG with index cards...lol
master_trainer_pat says, "ummm..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from gym_leader_dragona:There's a Gameboy tournament? Are they having it again this year?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have no idea."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from slowkingprince:can i be a master trainer and work for wizards when i turn 18, or sooner?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can certainly try."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from matt_moss:Will the Prof 15+ Championships have their own format, or will it be modified?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see, but I will say that you had better be good at ALL sorts of game play!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #135 from slowkingprince:re#85 how do u become a master professor?
master_trainer_pat says, "That is fully explained on our website."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from espion63:pokemon advanced!? better start working on my skills!!! They're coming out with a new pokemon gameboy game?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from matthewssandslash:Re: 94 Dunsparce is the ultimate!! FOREVER!!!!!!!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "That brings your sanity into question."
master_trainer_mike says, "I have heard rumors of a new gameboyt game eventually, but not for quite a while."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from stoopid_monkey:Did you announce when/where the Challenges will be?
master_trainer_mike says, "On our web site"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from slowkingprince:i dont get how char works? can you explain it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Char is explained in the Neo rulebook or the Quilava card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from matthewssandslash:What are "K-values"?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are part of the Elo system which we use for Ratings and Rankings for all of our TCG's (except the sports games) It is explained on our web site under The Tournament Organzier information."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from mysterioustrainer:Have you considered ways to offer the test other than the internet?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #144 from espion63:sorry, I was gone and got booted. Did you answer n e questions :looks at the time: of min in the past...looks at it again...seven minutes?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think so, yea. What would you like answered"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from daewonsong316:is the format for the challenge series going to be modified, and are there any bans other that sneasel yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is Modified, no additional cards have been banned."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from lord_gothmog0000:So the format for the Professor Events at the stadium challenges....Not Standard, Modified, or Team? Or Draft? Or Sealed? Any hints as to shat it WILL be?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from pokesensei:How many MT`s does it take to answer a question without a smart alec response? rotflmao
master_trainer_mike says, "well LOL"
master_trainer_mike says, "and ROFLMAO to you too!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from soslowpoke:Any Shining Pokemon in NeoDestiny?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from daewonsong316:Would a Non-Metal pokemon with 1 metal attached take self damage? If so could you please explain how it is different then chansey/r zappy, since the wording of confusion is to create a self damaging attack worth 20 points of damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Waht? Ok, there are 2 effects on Metal energy. One says If I am not metal I fdo 10 less, the other says I take 10 less."
master_trainer_mike says, "So a self damaging attack that would do 20 to myself is reduced to 0."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #150 from mechachu:can you please please please please have ra ra at the 3 big stadium tournement things???
master_trainer_mike says, "He is a profesional actor, we may try to get him at Worlds."
master_trainer_mike says, "THe Stadium Challenges are large tournaments gang."
master_trainer_mike says, "They are NOT STS.s"
master_trainer_mike says, "If you want all the bells and whistles make sure you get to Worlds this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from mysterioustrainer:Do you have to have a DCI membership to take the test?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can get them for free at any local tournament."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from yoshi1001:On the professor test, do we have to answer all questions seqentially or can we skip a question and come back to it later?
master_trainer_pat says, "You have to answer them in order and you cannot go back once you have subitted an answer to a question"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from espion63:do you think they'll ever come out with a pokemon completely based on a cat that is like psychic...or dark...or something like that?
master_trainer_mike says, "What like Sneasel?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from bigdaddysnorlax:If a Power says it works when the Pokemon is Confused, could Poison turn it off? It was never an issue before because the only effects that could turn it off couldn't occur along with Confusion.
master_trainer_mike says, "It only shuts off if the power says it is shut off when asleep, confused, or paralyzed."
master_trainer_mike says, "If it does NOT say that, then POisoning it will NOT shut off the Pokemon power."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #155 from slowking_man:Re 110: And you're in that isolation tank for a reason, I presume. XD
master_trainer_pat says, "I was was Nerfing everyone too much ..."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from espion63:do you like answering the questions? When you make fun of them like that, i think you're getting really annoyed...are you? And how come all my questions seem to get ignored?
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually we enjoy the job and talking with you guys."
master_trainer_mike says, "However, sometimes some of the questions we get have already been answered 20 times."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from daytongl:Are the Worlds going to be held in Renton? From the Professor FAQ: This event will give you the chance to interact with and compete against other Professors and Wizards Employees, as well as see where we actually make the Pokémon game!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe yes, maybe no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from espion63:and if you do know the answers to the questions, why do you do some sort of wierd answer if it doesn't really say the correct thing?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because ice cream has no bones."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "Seriously guys, you have to realize that we will not leak stuff early that isn't ready yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "We get asked again and again about specific details about upcoming products, promos, events, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "If we know the anserw we will tell you."
master_trainer_mike says, "Asking us repeatedly will only get you sassed."
master_trainer_mike says, "So ka?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #161 from espion63:I have an orthadontist appointment tomorrow morning...did you two ever have braces or retainers or n e thing like that???
master_trainer_pat says, "No, never anything like that. I got a filling on Monday though; serves me right for liking those sugary drinks!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I had barces twice, head gear, a reatiner, AND a mouthplate."
master_trainer_mike says, "I also had 8 teeth pulled."
master_trainer_mike says, "You have my sympathy....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from chrisbo:Since you already know about the Season 2 promos, tell me whose bright idea was it to have the new "Fling" attack behave completely different than Dark Machamp's "Fling"? It should've been "KnockBack" instead (d'oh, my head hurts...=/).
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, well we are limited in what the cards can do. I chose a card that had come out in Japan."
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides, I like making you work Chrisbo :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from w00ty:Hey.. THATS WHERE I LIVE!... Im in the empty card board box behind u.. just moved in
master_trainer_mike says, "Nice place you got there :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from chrisbo:Perhaps we can refer to them as Fling_1 and Fling_2? (ala Dr. Seuss).
master_trainer_mike says, "Cute."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from lucky_cal:Green cards... Master cards... yes there are a lot of types of cards aren't there?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from marril2000:cant forget about report cards :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Right!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from umbreons_shadow:Will you please tell us what the season 2 league promos are.
master_trainer_mike says, "No. Guys, if we leak stuff tooo early it ruins the surpise."
master_trainer_mike says, "League Season 2 starts soon :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from espion63:do you think it'll be hard for you to memorize the new pokemon? I havn't even memorized the first and second set!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "I recite them in my sleep."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from matthewssandslash:A friend of mine thinks that Pluspower deals extra damage to the Pokémon it's attached to, as well, since the Game Boy game has it increase self-damage. Is this correct? PLEASE say it is incorrect...
master_trainer_mike says, "That is incorrect. The cards don;t always work exactly like the game boy game does."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from daddyum:Are there any theme decks for the NeoRevelations?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #177 from general_surge:I missed the first hour. Were there any anouncements or big,new rulings?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, but the Challenge Schedule and Professor program write up are on our web site now. Check them out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #178 from steelixownzu:Anything new on the poison rulings?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing new."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from mechachu:why HASNT feraligtr been banned, the wcsts was ridiculios and all the last few decks were gators, that card needs to be banned to keep the intrest of the game alive, if there is a deck that cannot be beaten, except by the same deck, there is no fun playing anymore.... dag gum it!
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh) If you can't beat that deck, then you probably shouldn;'t be playing."
master_trainer_mike says, "Cards that make up one single deck do not get banned.,"
master_trainer_mike says, "Have you considered what would happen if Gatr was gone?"
master_trainer_mike says, "What would stop the super fast fire decks?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anything?"
master_trainer_mike says, "There are new sets coming, Gatr is played in less and less decks."
master_trainer_mike says, "The new poison rules helps grass."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, what he said."
master_trainer_mike says, "Try something new."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from espion63:what is a DCI membership? And how do you get it?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a membership that keeps track of your ratings and rankings along with other players when you play in tournaments"
master_trainer_pat says, "You can get one free when you play in any sanctioned tournaments"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from daytongl:RE: 142 - According to the Professor FAQ, the Professor Test will be administered at the Stadium Challenges as well as online. Is this not the case now?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is still true. If you do not have online access, you can take the test at the Stadium Challenges as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from steelixownzu:If i had, for example, a typhlosion confused, and he had a metal energy on it, would confusion not do any damage to it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from pigdeon_of_death:Is the Prof. Test up on the web yet? If so, where? (I know it would be on the Wizards site, but where? Like: under Strategy, under Resources... etc.?)
master_trainer_mike says, "The test is not live yet. We are doing final testing on it. Should be up soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from lord_gothmog0000:Re: Answer for #150...Can you highlight some of the larger differences between the STS's and Stadium Challenges, se vous ples?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Stadium Challenges are simply large tournaments. There will be side events but they are single day competitions."
master_trainer_mike says, "All of the extra stuff that an STS had (like King Ra Ra, draw a card, pictures, and such) will be at the Worlds this year."
master_trainer_mike says, "You go to a Stadium Challenge for the competition and trying to win an invitation to worlds, just like you did last year at a QT."
master_trainer_mike says, "Worlds will be the big party this year :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #185 from chrisbo:If Giovanni's Nidoking uses "Intimidate" on a Pokemon when its max HP are 50 or less, are they able to attack during their turn if they have managed to increase their max HP above 50 (via Rocket's Hideout or Psychic Energy on Sabrina's Gastly)? Please elaborate.
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the effect from Intimidate is still one the Active Pokemon. Raising it's HP will not cause this effect to disappear."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from slowkingprince:re: #161 mtm, u need to stop eating tooooooo much candy!!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "ok, no more candy for me :("

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from mechachu:so you guys cant leak info on stuff easrly that isnt ready yet because ice cream has no bones and youve worn braces?!?!?!
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, that sounds reasonable :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #190 from general_surge:Will there be vendors of Maple Bars at the Stadium Challenges? How about the World Championships?
master_trainer_pat says, "No plans at this time for that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from steelixownzu:Why are you guys making us pay at the challenges now ( I'm not trying to be offensive though )
master_trainer_mike says, "The Challenge series consists of privately run evenst (by TO's) that need entrance fees to make them feasible."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon is also not making the gajillions of dollars it used to."
master_trainer_mike says, "Finally, a quality event shouldn;t be free."
master_trainer_mike says, "Something given freely does not hold as much value to the user."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from lord_gothmog0000:Considering that Season 1 and 2's New Promos have been from the Japanese vending set....can we assume that most of the new promos will be too?
master_trainer_mike says, "I wouldn;t assume anything."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #195 from slowkingprince:I just won my first tournament last Saturday!!!!! Aren't you happy for me?
master_trainer_mike says, "Congrats :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we're happy for you. Good job"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #199 from espion63:what's with the obsession of pokemon? Everyone else where I come from hates it. All the girls call it a guy thing. All the guys say it's too childish...
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, there are still hundreds of thoudands of players......."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's funny there still are alot of fans out there somewhere."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from espion63:(ref to 182) so, I can get one by joining the pokemon legue games that around here are usually held in hastings?
master_trainer_mike says, "You don;t get a DCI membership for joining the league."
master_trainer_mike says, "If your league decides to sanction the season ending tournaments though, they would get cards sent to them that you could cign up with."
master_trainer_mike says, "Encourage them to sanction the tournaments :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from bubbi_guru:any info on where worlds will be?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is still in the works."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #201 from super_nice_dude:Jsut before I go, Someone can tell me the EXACT day of the week and hours that the harrypotter TCG chat will be held?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wednesdays at 4pm"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from lord_gothmog0000:Re: #184... So Stadium Challenges are like bigger QTs? Also, since there's all those side events, will you be able to go to worlds and just peruse said side events, without having won an invite?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct to both of your questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from pigdeon_of_death:Poor MTM... braces twice!!
master_trainer_mike says, "It wasn't fun....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from super_nice_dude:How many persons plays Pokemon TCG in the world, estimate, I know its not very clear
master_trainer_mike says, "Last numbers I heard about 2 million."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from super_nice_dude:Can you tell me, You know when the Old cards where here, the people buyed them, now they are neos , and we buy them, BUT which of the two styles of cards are the most selled? The news of the olds?
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t keep track of the secondary market."
master_trainer_mike says, "Most people but the Neo cards now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from mechachu:But im sure that the Master Trainers are well aware of the coolness of some of the japanese cards that have not been released, as well as some of the uncooler ones. Right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Right."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #212 from generalraikou:i jus got here...heard some news about more judging trips being given out...can you tell me about any new judging trips being offered? Next time I'll get here on time ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Professors can attempt to earn a trip and job as a guest judge for the Pokemon world chgampionships at any of the 3 Stadium Challenges oand at the Professor Championship at Origins."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #213 from espion63:yeah, that's right...somewhere out there...
master_trainer_pat says, "Or right here!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #214 from super_nice_dude:There are many people who says that pokemon is too childish, But I still like pokemon, they don't like them Just because Many people like them, the others ones who doesn't know everything about pokemon is jealous, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is ok for people to have different opinins about things, taht is what democracy is about. But they shouldn't knock what other people like or don;t like."
master_trainer_mike says, "That is just childish."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #215 from steelixownzu:So, where's DMTM? Scared someone will ask about the tes to him, lol
master_trainer_pat says, "DMTM is no longer in the building."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from general_surge:Will there be food vendors at the Stadium Challenges and at Worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure, though there should be places to eat nearby at the very least."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from lord_gothmog0000:Have I expressed how much free trips for Professors at Stadium events rules? If not, consider this such an expression. Also, how will you have to place in order to get a trip at a Professor event at a stadium challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "Glad you like them. The trip goes to the first place finisher of each Stadium Professor Challenge as well as the victor of the Professor Championship."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #217 from daytongl:RE: 201 EDT or PDT?
master_trainer_pat says, "4pm Pacific Standard Time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from slowkingprince:Will there be any main events for 15+ at the Worlds, or just side events?
master_trainer_mike says, "All Professors who come and work at the event (there will be a minimum requirement) will be able to participate in the Wizards/Pokemon challenge, a special competition against actual Wizards employees (like me!)."
master_trainer_mike says, "And Pat!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea"
master_trainer_mike says, "and the guy wo does our windows!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Huh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from chrisbo:Re Q184 & Q204 - So just to clarify, Worlds will be have some side-events that are open to the public, but you can only play in the main event if you have won an invitation, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #221 from general_surge:Any exact date on the Prof Championship at Origins yet? i know it will be one of the days between the 4-7 of July, but i need to know the exact date to know how long I will need the hotel for. I probably can't stay all four days so...any date yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll let you know when we find out. We just have not heard ourselves yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from slowkingprince:Can we(15+) still judge at the Worlds even if we didn't win the trip to judge?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you can! I am hoping that many of you come and participate. That is one of the key points of being a Pokemon Professor :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #223 from steelixownzu:Re:#215 Did he get moved to a different building, work related, or just skippin'?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sim."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "or nao?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from general_surge:Hmmmmm, food nearby. Well, that rules out the moon and antarctica for sites of Worlds.=/
master_trainer_mike says, "unless McDonalds' set up that franchise in time!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm votin' for Brasil!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from mechachu:So... how bout that sky, talk about blue...
master_trainer_mike says, "cerulean blue."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #226 from lord_gothmog0000:Is there a name for the special Judging Professor's Tournament after the Worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "So far it is the Wizards/Professor Challenge!"
master_trainer_mike says, "or Fred, I haven't decided yet :)("

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #227 from darkpoinko:will there be Create-A-Card side events? cuz man, those are fun, and I didn't get to enter any of my cards last time
master_trainer_pat says, "Dunno. We're doing a Create A Card through the leagues in season 2 though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from daewonsong316:where are the stadium challenges going to be? if not an exact location, regions?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, details will be on the web site when they are ready."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from espion63:how do you get to the Professor Challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be Professor events held at each Stadium Challenge. There willbe the Professor Championship held at Origins and there will be the Wizards/Professor Challenge held at worlds."
master_trainer_mike says, "Who said we don;t give you chances to play huh? :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from daytongl:"master_trainer_mike says, "and the guy wo does our windows!" - so that means that DMTM will be there too? COOL!
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh yea, he might be there too!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #231 from slowkingprince:I am really excited about Worlds? Can we move it up to next week......lol
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm. no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #232 from daewonsong316:What are your superbowl picks for winning team? =o
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I am a Ptriots fan though I never thought they would get this far."
master_trainer_mike says, "I thought they could beat Oakland but I thought the Steelers would beat them."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm hoping for a good game but man, the Rams are tough!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I certainly think that the Rams look good, but it would be really cool to see the Pats win...I love the underdog!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #233 from sd_pokemom:When are the season 2 kits going out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Season 2 starts in Feb."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #234 from gym_leader_dragona:I know this might be slightly off topic, but Might there be anything related to Super Smash bros melee going on at the tourneys, or would you know? (Well..SSBM DOES have Pika, Pichu, Jiggly, and Mewtwo..so it's not totally off topic)
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't see that happening, though it would be fun!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #236 from sd_pokemom:will Team Compendium also be judging at the Worlds and/or Gym and Stadium Challenges?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Gym and Stadium Challenges are run by local TO's and they provide their own staff. A few of use will be there to help but those are their events to run."
master_trainer_mike says, "Worlds is still being worked out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from general_surge:I have weekly tournaments at a McDonald's, so what do you think goes better with a fablemaker, big mack or double quarter pounder with cheese?
master_trainer_mike says, "What is fablemaker? Is that a deck type?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Royale w/ cheese."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from gym_leader_dragona:RE:234:: Perhaps you could..oh..I dunno..drop a hint..or put in a suggestion..or something *grins angelically and waves a bag of sugar in front of MTM's face* :-D
master_trainer_mike says, "I am a PS2 guy myslef. Don't own Super Smash Brothers...sorry :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #238 from espion63:how did u get so funny?
master_trainer_mike says, "Looking?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #239 from general_surge:Royale? are you implying that burger king is better?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I'm just telling you what they call a Quarter Pounder in France."
master_trainer_mike says, "Didn't you see Demolition Man? Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the fast food wars of the early 21st century!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from espion63:where do they get the new pokemon ideas?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon fairy whispers them into our ear aftter taking away the teeth we leave under the pillow for the tooth fairy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from slowking_man:Well, In & Out is clearly the best burger joint, but they're only in California, Arizona, and Nevada...
master_trainer_mike says, "Lines are too long!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Fast food should be fast!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Or they should it "Hope you aren't hungry when you get in line" food!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #243 from espion63:do you have all the gold plated thingies from burger king (sorry, can't think of the word)
master_trainer_mike says, "I have 4 of them, was that all that was released?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from gym_leader_dragona:Do you know if there will be a fifth pokemon movie?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from mechachu:Do you know why the lines are long? Cause da food is good
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, I won;t argue that, but I am a typical American."
master_trainer_mike says, "I want immediate gratification!"
master_trainer_mike says, "If it takes mor ethna 1 minute in the microwave, foget about it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from general_surge:So what IS your fast food preference?
master_trainer_mike says, "I choose Jack in the Box or Taco Time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from slowkingprince:How much of the US have you guys seen traveling for major events?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, well I have been to 7-8 states so far for work. And 7 other countries :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #248 from gym_leader_dragona:Here's an idea...why not set up a food section wherever they have the Stadium Challenges and all..or are they doing that?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is up to the TO's. That costs a lot of money to do though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #249 from espion63:y can unnown only learn one move?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure, the answer is unknown."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee heeehee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #250 from gym_leader_dragona:do I sense a bit of impatience MTM?
master_trainer_mike says, "moi????? impatient?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "you really think so? :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "nah, I love you guys!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Group hug!"
master_trainer_mike says, "let's all hold hand and sing."
master_trainer_mike says, "KUM BA YA MY LORD!"
master_trainer_mike says, "KUM BA YA!"
master_trainer_mike )

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #251 from general_surge:Suppse a Crobat uses trigger poison. What would happen if a Full Heal Energy would be attached to the defending on the next turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Good question, we are not sure. I will add that to the list of questions for the nbext rules meeting."
master_trainer_mike says, "They both occur at the same time, could be that it comes down to whose turn it is but TPC says there isn't supposed to be timing in Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from mechachu:impatient!??! he deals with us each week and you calling him impatient
master_trainer_mike says, "Better than calling me "late for dinner" :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from slowkingprince:Are u impatient to get the chat over with? So you won't have to deal with us for another week!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "KUM BA YA!!!!!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #257 from gym_leader_dragona:*gets hugged* o.O';;; *sings* o.o';;;;;; Ermm.well i was referring to the fast food, but I guess you'd have to be pretty patient to spend 2 hours answering hundreds of questions *shrugs*
master_trainer_mike says, "I enjoy the chance to answer questions for you guys. Wish I could tell you more but when things are uncertain it doesn't help anyone to get your hopes up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #258 from purity1:hmm...i think 'impatient' is the word of the day.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #259 from slowking_man:Time for your medication, Mike.
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides would I come back every week just so you could all pick on me if I didn't enjoy it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'M SO GLAD E HAD THIS TIME TOGETHER!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #263 from lucky_cal:If you enjoy chatting with us why don't you do it 24/7? Why? Why? Whywhywhywhywhy?
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, I WAS going to but now you've scared me away...(sniff sniff)"
master_trainer_pat says, "We need time to run to Krispy Kreme"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #264 from teambowchukit:MTM, I dont pick on you, I love you!
master_trainer_mike says, "I love you all too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "GROUP HUG!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ewwww."
master_trainer_mike says, "KUM BA YA MY LORD!"
master_trainer_mike says, "KUM BA YA!"
master_trainer_pat says, "oww."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, it seems as if time has flown once again."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll of course return next week"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from chrisbo:Re Q251 TPC says there isn't supposed to be timing in Pokemon? Are they nuts? Oh wait... um, never mind...

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from purity1:pat, is he singing out loud, for real?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. Nevermind."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, he is."
master_trainer_mike says, "KUM BA YA!"
master_trainer_pat says, "that"
master_trainer_pat says, "is why I said oww."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye everyone."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, NOWS THE TIME WE SAY GOODBYE TO ALL OUR"
master_trainer_mike says, "COMPANEEEEEEEE!"
master_trainer_pat says, "He's doing it again!"
master_trainer_pat says, "yikes!"
master_trainer_mike says, "P-O-K"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm really goin now!"
master_trainer_mike says, "E-M-O-N"
master_trainer_mike says, "Mike's a sick monkey!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you all next week my friends!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!"