Pokemon Chat Report - Tuesday, February 7, 2002
by Team Compendium (special thanks to Magmar2000)


master_trainer_mike says, "Now it's time for MORTAL COMBAT!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NA NA NA NA NAA NAAA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NA NA NA NA NA NAAA NAAA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "NA NA NA NA NAAAAAAAA!"
master_trainer_pat says, "What are you talkin about man?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone remeber that movie????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Super Swweet!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway....(ahem) Welcome to another loveable week of the Pokemon chat!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Starring Mike Pat"
master_trainer_mike says, "THE POKEMON CHAT"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes sir"
master_trainer_mike says, "THE POKEMON CHAT"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's right"
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS WHERE ITS AT"
master_trainer_pat says, "The chat"
master_trainer_mike says, "WITH MIKE AND PAT!"
master_trainer_pat says, "yup"
master_trainer_mike says, "new theme song I'm trying out"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK that's enough"
master_trainer_mike says, "what do you all think?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, welcome all. We wil start in with the question....."
master_trainer_mike says, "NOW!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #292 from digiwarrior:Is the new Card-e set going to be included in the modified format for the world championships?
master_trainer_pat says, "The magic 8-ball says: Things hazy now, try again later."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #293 from michel1be:Prof program test online : how will we know our results ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Once you complete the test, you will get your results on your screen."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #294 from gym_leader_blaine:I know you dont give out dates when stuff will be up on the web, but areound when do you think we will see the professor test?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #295 from daytongl:Any inkling on a publish date for the Professor Test?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have hopes of getting it live later next week. Still final testing on it."
master_trainer_pat says, "hope...hope...hope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #296 from purity1:if i use discovery butterfree's hyper reverse against a grass pokemon with 3 g on it, and my oppnent has wild browth meg. on the bench, how much damage do i do? 30 or 60?
master_trainer_pat says, "60 damage."
master_trainer_mike says, "Nobody wants a charlie in the box!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(sorry)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #297 from shannon9:how can i get DCI sactioned without a judge closer than a week away?
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone can judge an event so it can be snactioned."
master_trainer_mike says, "Basically find whoevber knows the rules the best and is willing to not play, but judge the event."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #298 from daytongl:Once the Professor Program is fully in place, will only Professors be allowed to TO/Judge?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"
master_trainer_pat says, "Though there will be benefits to having a Professor judge the event"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #299 from shannon9:where can i get promo cards 40 and 41?
master_trainer_pat says, "At the Pokemon Center in New York City."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #300 from bigdaddysnorlax:If your Pokémon gets heads on focus band, how would you calculate Damage done by a subsequent Mirror Move Attack? Total Damage by Opponent's Attack or amount of Damage counters placed?
master_trainer_mike says, "Total damage placed. Mirror moves says do the Final Result of the attack back. Focus Band altered the final result."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #301 from darkpoinko:for the snorlax drawing contest, can we scan in a picture and computer-color it then print it off on the official form, or does the original art have to be on the form?
master_trainer_pat says, "If you can manage to print the image right on the form, that would be fine."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #302 from bigdaddysnorlax:How would you calculate Damage if Misdresavus uses Perish Song on a focus banded Pokémon, focus band is heads, and then that Pokémon uses Mirror move? These are from Yoshi by the way.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, that is a good question as was the previous one. After discussion we aren't certain. So we will have to tabel it and bring it up at the next rules meeting."
master_trainer_mike says, "Please disregard the earlier answer using Mirror Move and Focus Band until we get an answer for you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #303 from bigdaddysnorlax:Pokémon Breeder Field should be played as if it said, "Show the cards to your opponent," right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Anytime a card tells you to search for a specific type of card, you must prove this to your opponent after you go get the card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #304 from standard_gatr:whats up with the professor program anyway why cant 15+ just play in the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "First of all, there aren't any STS's anymore. There is a World Championship and events leading up to it."
master_trainer_mike says, "With the Professor Program we were able to get you even MORE events than ever. However, if you don;t want to help us keep Pokemon alive"
master_trainer_mike says, "in that program, you don;t have to."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can still play at league and local tournaments."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #305 from shannon9:is there any other way to get those promo cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not right now. The only way to get promos 40 and 41 right now is at the Pokemon Center in New York."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #306 from darkpoinko:what's up with VS? did TPC not want you to release it, or was it a choice made by WotC not to release it?
master_trainer_mike says, "VS did not fit for our market. It is a stand alone separate game and would have confused the new players."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #307 from bigdaddysnorlax:How would Energy Control Work if it were Mirror Moved by a Pokémon that a. had energy moved from it b. had energy moved to it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, no answers on Mirror MOve until we get to discuss them in the rules team."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #308 from bigdaddysnorlax:It's probably too early to say, but will Burned shut off Jungle Snorlax's Power since Thick skinned doesn't say it protects against it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys we have already answered this. If something says shut off by Asleep , Paralyzed, or Confused it also adds Poisoned and Burned."
master_trainer_mike says, "These are all Special Conditions (as will be Burned) so Snorlax won;t be able to be burned either (most likely)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Since Burned isn;t out though, and you know we don;t answer about cards not yet out, wait and see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #312 from daytongl:Any plans to publish an electronic version of the V4/V5 rulebook (ie PDF or Word)?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno, I will ask and find our"
master_trainer_mike says, "out"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #314 from mt_ice_cold:if I am using my smeargle against a suicune, and sketch its aurora attack, will my sketch be blocked by his power?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're getting contradicting answers about Suicune's Power from TPC, we would rather not make a ruling until we find out how exactly this power works."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #316 from monkeyman8889:Any new info on Neo 4 that can be released like the date it can be lte out
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #317 from mt_ice_cold:has a date been set for an official release date of neo destiny?
master_trainer_mike says, "NOPE NOPE!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #318 from crosstrainer:Is the NY Pokemon Center only giving out the promos with a purchase only?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't think so."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #319 from shannon9:i'm sorry, my 'puter booted me and i missed the answer to 305
master_trainer_pat says, "The answer was not right now. The only way to get them right now is from the Pokemon Center...or buying them online or from a collectables store"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #320 from gym_leader_blaine:but does that mean that the jungle snorlax is not effected by Aslle, Paralyzed, Confused, Poisoned and Burn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again, let me say, that since Burned isn't out yet, we won;t answer specific rules about it, sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "To answer about stuff yet to come only confuses the current issues."
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides, things have a habit of changing sometimes before they actually come out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #322 from mt_ice_cold:whats tpc?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Pokemon Company"
master_trainer_pat says, "The answer can be found on Darkness energy...it states that it will only do increased damage if the attack does damage to the defending Pokemon only."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #323 from standard_gatr:is feight attack on murkrow and umbreon effected by darkness energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #324 from crosstrainer:Basically, what does the Lucky Stadium card do?
master_trainer_mike says, "once per turn each player can flip a coin, on heads they can draw a card. It is a stadium card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #325 from purity1:actually...they arent giving out 40 and 41 at the store anymore...at least they weren't when i was last there
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, they may be out."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I guess the only way to get it right now then is to trade for it or buy one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #326 from darkpoinko:are there any plans to release the Vending series in a set, or will they continue to be 'promo only'?
master_trainer_mike says, "The future is hazy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #327 from mt_ice_cold:If I used base set charizard's pwoer to turn say, a recycle energy into fire, could Ithen use R Charmander to move the energy to him, then use pokemon breeder, evolve it inot dark charizard and attack with its 50x attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you could do that. The Recycle Energy remains Fire until the end of the turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "or a squirt gun that shoots jam!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #328 from teambowchubash:Heya MTM....you get your sugar before you came this week? hehe And Pat...you surviving in there with him? o.o';; Anyways...for an on topic question...have they set a release date for the E-card series yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sugar!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;lt have official release dates, things keep changing all the time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #329 from standard_gatr:my local gym leader mad a rules call that said the pokemon u attack becomes the defending pokemon is that correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not always...if you attack a benched Pokemon it is not the defending Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #330 from mt_ice_cold:will ucky stadium be released in neo destiny, or is it excusive to The new York pokemon center?
master_trainer_mike says, "It may be coming again soon :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #331 from mt_ice_cold:It refferance to my other question, TPC is the company that makes the japanese cards, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not completely. TPC is the company that controls the license. There is also Creatures, who create Pokemon themselves, Nintendo is involved, 4Kids Entertainment is involved and so on."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is not an easy brand to understand."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #332 from marril2000:will any of the mt's be attending the Gym Challenges? if yes, will there be one at the Gym Challenge: Boston?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will be at the one here in Seattle."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be at all the Stadium Challenges running the Professor Events."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hopefullys some of the other MT's might make it too."
master_trainer_pat says, "We hope to."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will ALL be at Worlds though. Come to that! It's goona be fun!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Whirrleds"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #333 from teambowchukit:So what comes after the E series?
master_trainer_mike says, "geez, any answer I give you now will be entirely different next week, you really have to wait and see (just like we do)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #334 from mt_ice_cold:me and my friends have been wondering, why dont we have maple bars in Chicago?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because Chicago is a donut town!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That is a good question...we'll have to consult the DDA. Donut Distribution Association"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #339 from crosstrainer:Has a city been chosen for the World Championship yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not quite, we're down to two lovely finalists...but we won't tell you who yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #335 from marril2000:did the art department come up with a challenge series/gym/stadium logo, and when will we possibly see them (before the event)?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are Logos. You will see them soon!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #336 from darkpoinko:any word on if there's gonna be a promo for the Pokemon 4 movie? or even if there will be a pokemon 4 movie?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not heard anything yet about that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #337 from crosstrainer:How often are you guys in contact with tpc and have your rules meetings?
master_trainer_mike says, "Those are two different questions."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not often enough and and often as we can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #338 from rurouni_joshman:Where is Worlds located this year?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see young grasshopper."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or a train with square wheels!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #340 from mechachu:Does the E series have a growlithe?? i wanted to use the Promo arcanine at the sts, and if the world tournement is limiting card sets too i wanna be able to use it.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry gang, no spekie about new setties!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #341 from matthewssandslash:So Feint Attack does 20 (or 30 if it's Umbreon) to the target poke (unless it's the defending)? My Gym Leader said that he had a ruling straight from WotC about that... is this news going to reach stores in time for tomorrow's League??
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry dude, we are not sure whjat exactly you mean. If you read the cards Feint does 20 (0r 30). You can choose to attack a Benched Pokemon and do the damage but that is NOT the defending Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "The extra effect on Feint of ignoring effects on the Defending Pokemon only works if you attack the Defending Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Attacking the Bench means that attached Metal Energy (for example) would reduce the damage taken."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #342 from daytongl:Are the Gym Challenge TOs going to be encouraged (read: poked, prodded, beaten with heavy blunt objects) to use Professors on the judging staff?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are asking for volunteers for their actual staff."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will do what we can to help as go betweens for them and our professors."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #343 from mt_ice_cold:are there any penalties for judges breaking the DCI floor rules like they did?
master_trainer_mike says, "We had to edit this question as we won't post any accusations. However it is a valid question."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you ever take part in a sanctioned event and you feel that a judge didn't act correctly, first you ask to talk to the head judge."
master_trainer_mike says, "He has the final say at the event."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can also write to the dci@wizards.com and explain what happened after the event."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will look into it accordingly."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #344 from matthewssandslash:Did the cities compete to have Worlds in their city (like the cities did for Boeing a year or so back)??
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think we're as big a prize as Boeing."
master_trainer_mike says, "We asked them to send us their best donuts so we would know where we could get some."
master_trainer_mike says, "This obviously meant, any city that submitted Maple Bars lost!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #345 from mt_ice_cold:if you guys come, couldja bring us some maple bars, wed liek to try em because of the way yuo guys rave about em
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, you'd have to ask the very insane DMTM as he is the only one who raves about them."
master_trainer_mike says, "It actually gets kind of scary, at times his eyes roll into the back of his head and he mutters "maple bars" in a Kermit the Frog voice."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #346 from teambowchubash:Ok...they keep saying they are and saying they are, but do you guys have ANY clue on when Wizards will update?
master_trainer_mike says, "What info?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Update what, the Pokemon page? The Gen Con registration page? The Magic page?"
master_trainer_mike says, "We post info as soon as it is definite and available."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #348 from rurouni_joshman:Will there be a special promo card issued to participants of the Proffessors program?
master_trainer_pat says, "A card will issued...a membership card"
master_trainer_mike says, "You do realize that some of you keep asking for more and more and more."
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't make us pull this Trading Card Game around!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #347 from marril2000:is the Meadowland Exposition Center being considered a location for the Stadium Challenge east or has it been already rejected?
master_trainer_pat says, "The location has not been finalized yet, though I'm not sure if the MEadowlands is still in the running..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #349 from crosstrainer:Murkrow's Feint Attack does 20 damage to a benched pokemon...plus 10 for each darkness energy attached? True?
master_trainer_pat says, "False, Darkness only increases damage done to the _defending_ Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #350 from mt_ice_cold:but the ehad judge was breaknig the rules too(note we were playing without the latest update of the rules and they hadnt come out yet)
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again, the head judge has final say at an event, period. If you feel something was done incorrectly, write to us about it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #351 from gym_leader_blaine:there will be professors to help judge at the world tournament who won the stadium events, can other professors help judge even thought they didnt win a trip there
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they can! The more of you the merrier!"
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be the Wizards/Professor Challenge which only Professors who help us judge at Worlds can participate in."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #352 from darkpoinko:can he do the voice of any of the characters in Fraggle Rock, too?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, he can do Gengar's voice really well !"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #353 from mt_ice_cold:will the Mt's be attending Origins, and for the 14 and under age group wil lthere e any other tournements held?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be there running the Professor Championship. Some of the others might be too."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be regular tournaments held for other players just like most Gym Challenges will have open age events held for 15 and up."
master_trainer_mike says, "Fair is fair :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure if I'll be sent to Origins or Gen Con this year...it's usually one or the other for us Customer Service guys."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #354 from teambowchubash:Re:346 The pokemon page, especially about dates and times and such for the Stadium Challenges or whatever the QTs are called this year
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, when we know AND it is final, only THEN will we post anything."
master_trainer_mike says, "Understand that there are only a few of us here at Corporate who have to set upo hundreds of events each year for Pokemon, Magic, Sports games, and so on."
master_trainer_mike says, "Poor Jaime is very overworked (as are we all) and she is doing her best to get dates and locations set."
master_trainer_mike says, "The TO's also have to have time to find locations that are available."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, asking only gets us annoyed."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will post it ASAP."
master_trainer_mike says, "kay?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #355 from marril2000:doh! the Meadowlands was a great place (expecally for walking distance), athough i dont think sizzlers would be to thrilled to see us back, would the locations in the running still be in about the mid area of the east coast?
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again, wait and see."
master_trainer_pat says, "They will be east of the Cascades..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #356 from gym_leader_blaine:Mike so what do I have to do to get my name on the list a someone who would like to judge at the worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "Basically, we will have a table set up at Worlds where you come and let us know that you want to help."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will also probably set up an email address to contact us about that as we get closer to the event."
master_trainer_mike says, "Just keep an eye on the web site and as that is worked out, we will post the details. Thank you for aksing :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #357 from rurouni_joshman:What Pokemon events (if any) will you guys have at Gen Con?
master_trainer_mike says, "Regular tournaments AND a sanctioned Pokemon Team Multiplayer event :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will have teh final dates and locations up soon, they are alreasdy being worked out, tahnk you all for offering to help."
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll all be pleased to know that we saw the Shining cards from Neo Destiny recently...they have a new foil treatment. They are different from the 2 Shining cards we had in Neo Revalation."
master_trainer_mike says, "And they will be a little more rare than your regular foil cards!"
master_trainer_mike says, "They look pretty cool!"
master_trainer_mike says, "The Neo Destiny set has a lot of great cards in it! I see new deck types being made (since we are making them already) :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Only a little more rare mind you."
master_trainer_mike says, "medium rare :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #359 from crosstrainer:I came in about five minutes late, were there any announcements?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really today, we just jumped right in to the questions"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #360 from rurouni_joshman:What can you tell me about the Team Multiplayer Event?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are still playtesting this new format. We will also be asking Pokemon Professor to help us playtest this format."
master_trainer_mike says, "Once we have all of the bugs worked out, we will snaction it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #361 from darkpoinko:when are we gonna get a shining zubat card guys? I'll give you a year's supply of donuts ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "Not anytime soon, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #362 from daddyum:When and where is GenCon?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's held in Milwaukee, WI the first weekend of August(usually). I'm not positive on the dates this year"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #363 from rurouni_joshman:Can one of you be my teammate at Gencon!?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, we can't play in sanctioned events."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, we aren't allowed to play in sanctioned tournaments"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #364 from gym_leader_blaine:will the shining card foils be like the ones in Neo 4 set that came out last year?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to wait and see because I honestly don't know what those one looked like."
master_trainer_mike says, "No more questions???"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #365 from daddyum:Will you be at any other cons
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be at both Origins and Gen Con. Beyond that, dunno."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll be at Rio de Janeiro-con in about a month! Yay!."
master_trainer_mike says, "dude!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #366 from pigdeon_of_death:There have been rumors spread around that Maple Bars actually aren't dairy products. Can you confir or dissuade these rumors? I have a 100$ bet riding on this...
master_trainer_mike says, "should have bet on the Patriots instead."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #367 from rurouni_joshman:Will you guys be at Wizards World or Wizards World East?
master_trainer_mike says, "doubtful"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #369 from skywolf9653:Do you think that the Light Pokemon Mechanic will influence current archetypes at all?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see, actually I am writing some articles for the web about the new set"
master_trainer_pat says, "You had to know that was coming!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #370 from daddyum:Where and when is Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "Columbus OH July 4th-7th?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #371 from pigdeon_of_death:Will the Challenge series and the like have an entry fee??
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they will."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #372 from crosstrainer:If my opponent has Meganium on the bench, how does its PP affect my opponents other grass pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "The one with Wild Growth Power?"
master_trainer_pat says, "The Meganium on the bench causes all the Grass Energy attached to your opponent's Pokemon to provide 2 Grass instead."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #373 from purity1:didn't pat already go to rio?
master_trainer_mike says, "he is going again!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sim."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #374 from matthewssandslash:Will we finally get our hands around a Shining Charizard in neo 4???
master_trainer_mike says, "I dunno, how fast are they?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #375 from daytongl:Since the Baby Rule was reworded on the cards and the "official" start of the attack phase is declaring the attack, would attacks such as Yanma's Shockwave & Swift get past the baby rule without a coin flip?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, they won't"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #376 from crosstrainer:RE: 372 Does Wild Growth Power double all grass energy of my opponents pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, any card that provides grass energy now provides 2 grass energy that is attached to a grass Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "What that means is that a Buzzap'd Electrode that had Grass energy chosen (it provides 2 grass energy) still only provides 2 grass energy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #377 from darkpoinko:if Misdreavus uses Night Eyes on a Pokemon and it goes back to your opponent's bench next turn, and on your turn it becomes active again, can you put it to sleep with a sleep trainer or such and still use Perish Song?
master_trainer_pat says, "I believe we've ruled that it would in the past."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #378 from skywolf9653:When will Challenge Series locations be listed on your website?
master_trainer_mike says, "when they are finalized"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #379 from daddyum:How can I get a list of the cards in the Neo Revelations Set
master_trainer_pat says, "You can get that on the Pokemon page of our website. Just look under the 'Products' link."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #380 from bigdaddysnorlax:Are the Neo Destiny pre-orders on the Wizards on-line store first Editions?
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea, they would state first edition if they were"
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you guys think about first edition cards? Do you like them? Should we stop doing them? What is your feedback?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #381 from calathon:how about more Edition d? I only have one of those. :p
master_trainer_mike says, "Nah, we wanted to keep that one special :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #382 from crosstrainer:As long as First Edition Cards are more valuable than unlimited, then keep on cranking them out!
master_trainer_mike says, "Are they really any more though?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Would you pay more for a first edition single over a non-first?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Do any of you actually buy singles any more or only trade for them?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #383 from darkpoinko:I like first edition cards! more first edition Zubats!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #384 from daytongl:It seems the collector's market has evolved from a collector's market into a player's market, where more cards are coming out of the binder for play.
master_trainer_mike says, "That is one school of thought (I tend to agree)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #385 from darkpoinko:at our card stores around here, they make you pay more for first ed cards than unlimited
master_trainer_mike says, "Prices are set by what the market will pay, if people see first edition as more valuable then merchants will charge more."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #386 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 380 Dunno... 1st Ed is kind of bad, since your rare card that you get could always be rarer (if only you had the neccessary dough to buy 1st Ed)...
master_trainer_mike says, "true"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #387 from crosstrainer:In reality, I don't collect them because they cost more and I'm not much into selling anyways? I do buy rare singles though, not 1st ed.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, thank you all for your feedback it is appreciated."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #388 from sd_pokemom:Hi MTM: any announcements today? I just got here, so sorry if this has been asked already...Staduim dates, perhaps? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, we talked about the cool Shining cards coming in Neo Destiny and dates and locations of upcoming events will be posted once they are finalized."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #389 from rurouni_joshman:After Base Set 1, only a few of the "good" cards (Scyther, R Zapdos, Ditto) are really worth adding 1st edition value. It also causes collectors to think they are worth more in trading (which I could care less about).

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #390 from matthewssandslash:Re: 380 I think 1st Edition is kind of bad... it pumps up prices, yes, but also lowers prices for Unlimited. BS2 didn't have first ed., and it was cool... (hey wait a sec... if Base Set 2 is BS2, what's Base Set?)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #391 from marril2000:first edition are not bad, here the store where i am a gym leader, they dont charge no more or no less. I really like the first edition idea after japan started to pick it up, because it a way, it was an easy to notice wizards influence on the game
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #392 from megax_zeo:do you think standard will ever have a chance at a major event tournement? (as opposed to a side tournement...)
master_trainer_mike says, "We will never run unlimited as a major premiere event again. It would be unfair to any player who came into the game in the last year or so as they would not have access to the older"
master_trainer_mike says, "more powerful cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #393 from marril2000:mt's, what was your favoret super bowl ad?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, the monkey singing for E-trdae was amusing but I liked the Hawk who stoles the beer."
master_trainer_mike says, "That was pretty funny!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat?"
master_trainer_pat says, "The Battle-Bot one was the funniest...though the beer hawk was great also."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #394 from darkpoinko:is there any chance that you're considering dropping the rocket expansion form the modified format when more cards come out? I hope not, since Rocket is my favorite set(until Destiny comes out, of course)
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, as we have mentioned before Modified will not change (accept for allowing new sets in) until after this year's World Championship."
master_trainer_mike says, "Then it will definitely change at that time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #396 from matthewssandslash:Re: 392 WHAT?????!!!!! What about the people who spent a lot of money on old cards??? Why don't you just BAN some of the older, more powerful cards?? (sorry, said the "B-word", ban... oops, there I go again...)
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh) Once again, you had 2 years to play with those cards. You still can play with them at league and at local tournaments and so on."
master_trainer_mike says, "We can only run a few premiere events a year. For Pokemon to survive their has to be new players coming in just as some older players leave."
master_trainer_mike says, "If we make an event where all of the new players are at a disadvantage then Pokemon is over."
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides, many of the older cards were so over powered that they were harming the game play environemnt."
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides following you rlogic even banning cvertain cards will upset owners of THOSE cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have to try and keep a competitive, fun, and up to date environemnt or this game will end. No one wants that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #395 from crosstrainer:What are your thoughts of releasing something similar to a Base Set 3 (Base, Jungle, Fossil) fixing some of the broken cards in the process?
master_trainer_mike says, "You never know what may come along. Keep in mind though that we don;t own the cards and can't really change them willy-nilly."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is never as easy as it sounds. TRUST ME!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #397 from megax_zeo:mind me and my format questions, but do you think a draft will ever be a major event?
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe, if you are a Professor you might even see some of that THIS year :) (HINT)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #398 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 396 matthewssandslash is right... Modified bites, and it's unfair to those of us who have older cards.
master_trainer_mike says, "You are certainly entitled to your opinion. The fact that you can use your older cards in EVERYTHING except for the few premiere events we hold each year is SO UNFAIR!"
master_trainer_mike says, "geez"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry guys, but this is an old arguement. There will be a long areticle explaining formats on our website soon. Hope it helps explain it all to you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #399 from megax_zeo:I know how standard is unfair to new players, but what if you held side-by-side tournements? one with modifed, and one with standard. that way, the new players get a chance at playing and having fun, while the older players get a chance to show what they can really do =D
master_trainer_mike says, "We had unlimited side events at the last WSTS. Yoiu just won;t see us use that format in a major event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #400 from sd_pokemom:MTM: we had our first end-of-season tourney last night, and the kids had a blast! They're really looking forward to the next one; will there be a format mandated for the Season 2 tourney, like Modified?
master_trainer_mike says, "Now this is a tough question right? As I wrote in the league materials that decision willcome down to the Gym Leader for each league."
master_trainer_mike says, "Since you know what your players own and want to play you should decide with your players what format to run."
master_trainer_mike says, "Just like some of the members here have said, htey want to play with their older cards. Some players only want to play Modified."
master_trainer_mike says, "Only the Gym Leader will be able to correctly gauge what will make the most players at their league happiest."
master_trainer_mike says, "Since it is a local event it would nt be fair of me to mandate anything."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope that helps."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #401 from crosstrainer:As a player/collector, modified format has forced me to focus my collecting the rocket on instead of the old stuff. Good for Wizard sales, bad for people trying to sell/trade older cards. As long as there are unlimited side events though....
master_trainer_mike says, "We will always sanction unlimited. Anyone can tun one."
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides, Wizards is abusiness just like Nintendo or TPC. Without sales of product Pokemon ends."
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out the article when it gets posted."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #402 from bigdaddysnorlax:Will the Gym Leader be limited to Standard or Modified, assuming they don't sanction the tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "We stronglty recommend you run sanctionable formats whether you choose to sanction them or not."
master_trainer_mike says, "The point of the League is to teach players new skills and help them so they can compete at Worlds if they wanted to."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you teach them ways to play that will never see the light of day at a premiere event (such as Hybrid for example) you might confuse the younger players."
master_trainer_mike says, "remember as Gym Leaders and Professors you are role models to the younger and newer players. With that comes responsibility."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you wanted ot run Boosetr drafts and all of your players were comfortable with that, you certainly could do that though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #403 from sd_pokemom:RE:400; Mike, I thought we were _told_ in the GL materials to run the season one tourney Standard? Or am I imagining things? But thank you; Leaving it up to the GL is fine! :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "For the first season to make it easy for new Gym Leaders that is what I said. In later forms I explain how the GL should choose."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #404 from megax_zeo:sorry Mike, I hope I'm not causing any unwanted headaches =P
master_trainer_mike says, "nah, I already have one :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #405 from marril2000:mike, will the gym leader reporting form for each season be different (or have a different poll-type question on them)?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, they are the same. We want to be able to track demogrpahics and changes in the league numbers and members over theyear."
master_trainer_mike says, "Though I did fix the missing 0 off of the faxnumber (DOH!)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #406 from megax_zeo:seems like a slow day today... does that mean we can all break out the lawnchairs and sip our lemonade? =D
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmmm, lemonade....."
master_trainer_mike says, "ITS LEMONY FRESH!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Cinderella story out of nowhere..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #407 from marril2000:heh, i was wondering why there was only 9 digits in the fax number, so where should the 0 go in the fax number (which digit place)?
master_trainer_mike says, "it is the last number (sorry)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #410 from general_surge:I just showed up now so uh, what did I miss?
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh alot of Organized Play stuff and a few tidbits about Neo Destiny..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #408 from daytongl:Any explanation as to why a bunch of us TOs got copies of Sideboard Magazine a few weeks back?
master_trainer_mike says, "Magic TO's get sent the Sideboard and our system can't differentiate twixt Magic or Pokemon TO's :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #409 from marril2000:any plans or thoughts yet on Pokemon TCG League Year 4? :P
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #411 from purity1:maybe you all could get a profitable sideline advertising advil, or something....
master_trainer_mike says, "Small."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yello."
master_trainer_mike says, "Different."
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #412 from darkpoinko:any hints as to what the new Lesson type is in the Diagon Alley expansion?
master_trainer_pat says, "That is something I don't want to share yet...any guesses?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #413 from megax_zeo:[breaks out a lawnchair and sips his lemonade] too bad it's raining here.. sunny califonia indeed...
master_trainer_pat says, "mmmm...Rio."
master_trainer_mike says, "Cheers (tips up strawberry lemonade)...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #414 from sd_pokemom:Any plans to celebrate the first anniversary of the PokéGym next Friday? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm....ok"
master_trainer_pat says, "Party hats for everyone!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(geez, I can't believe I forgot!)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #415 from purity1:you know, 'for a snorlax-sized headache, three out of four mt's choose advil!'
master_trainer_mike says, "I am more of a ibuprofin type myself (generics)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #416 from daytongl:DARK ARTS!!!!!

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #417 from darkpoinko:it's divinity, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Good guesses..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #418 from general_surge:Really?! Anything specific and new about organized play, or just clarified old news?
master_trainer_mike says, "Clarified old news. Still working out the bugs in the Professor ONline test. Gym and Stadium Challenges being finalized, Worlds being finaliez."
master_trainer_mike says, "etc"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #420 from michel1be:Will Professors in Europe depend, one way or another, on the offices or distributors in their own countries or will everything what they concern be managed by you ?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will handle the list of professors as well as sending out membership cards and info but the local offices will be incharge of their local events."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #421 from general_surge:Anything about team battles yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, nothing yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #422 from megax_zeo:your 'tidbits' of neo destiny intrige me... is that the only set info you have for us this week, or aer their hidden sets you aren't telling us about? =P
master_trainer_mike says, "tidbits......"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "There are always hidden sets..."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "I like that work"
master_trainer_mike says, "its funny!"
master_trainer_mike says, "like kibble"
master_trainer_mike says, "and niblets!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_pat says, "Kibbles and Niblets?"
master_trainer_mike says, "HEE HEE HEEE"
master_trainer_pat says, "I did mention that the Shining cards in Neo Destiny will have a new foil treatment, unlike the regular foil that Shining Gyarados did."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #423 from general_surge:Just to confirm something from last week, do 2 out of 3 MT's really prefer a double quarter pounder with cheese over a big mac?
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, I like McD's cheeseburgers as they are so cheap so I prefer the 2 cheeseburger meal myself"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, double quarter pounders for me."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, sir."
master_trainer_mike says, "FRANKS AN BEANS!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #424 from crosstrainer:Would Promo Mew's Psywave do 20 damage for each grass energy card attached to the defending Meganium?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, Psywave says cards in the text."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #425 from general_surge:About maple bars, about how many does DMTM eat per week?
master_trainer_mike says, "He alone supports 3 local shops."
master_trainer_mike says, "So how many of you played in the League tournament? How did you do?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Have any anime fans out there seen Metropolis yet?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Was it sanctioned?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #426 from general_surge:I played in a league tournament.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #427 from purity1:still working to get a league started here.....
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon Center should be starting their league very soon Purity! We sent htem their materials last week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #428 from rurouni_joshman:The new Miyazaki work, is it good (Metropolis)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #429 from marril2000:league tournament is sunday, but its going to be good a usual, first 2 rounds, next door for a 1/2 time lunch break, then back for the final 3 rounds :D

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #430 from general_surge:i came in third and i was the last seed because that was the only time i had been to the league, since it is clear across the state
master_trainer_mike says, "cool!"
master_trainer_pat says, "IMetropolis isn't Miyazaki. I have not seen it yet, it's only playing at one little itty bitty theater"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #433 from purity1:oh, cool! i wonder where they're going to put everyone....
master_trainer_mike says, "They have a alot of room upstairs if they move some things."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #434 from crosstrainer:If Rocket (and Gym Hero/Challenge) don't make it into the 2003 modified format, I hope a promo Goop Gas Attack card or a Promo "Fossil" Muk appears somewhere down the road.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #436 from darkpoinko:league tournies are fun! we should have them more often! I did 150 damage to a Suicune just for you guys with my fire deck :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #437 from megax_zeo:[sniffle] no leagues near me. they all disbanded because not many of us around here play pokémon anymore =(
master_trainer_mike says, "Set one up yourself! Find a local store and volunteer to run it for them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #438 from darkleaf_master:My bad before, new to this.. anyway.. What can you tell us about the New shining pokemon in Neo Destiny?
master_trainer_pat says, "Only that they have a different foil treatment. There are several of them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #439 from marril2000:so mike, in the master member book it says you got stamps, was this just for the example or did that happen during play testing?
master_trainer_mike says, "just for the example, you know I never win :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #431 from sd_pokemom:What is the K value of the League end of season tourneys?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is currently 16k. We will be introducing variable k in a few months (along with the higher level of the Professor Program)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #441 from michel1be:Are there plans for other Pokemon Centers ? In Europe for instance ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno. I heard rumors of one in London but that isn;t our business so we don;t know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #440 from general_surge:I had a question to ask about something that came up at a tournament on saturday, but i forgot.=/
master_trainer_pat says, "That happens sometimes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #442 from megax_zeo:I have offered. The local store used to run a league, but it stopped near the end of year 1, and the owner is unwilling to set one up again, which, I must say, really bites... =(
master_trainer_mike says, "I would check other local businessess. Toy, book, card, hobby stores anything like that."
master_trainer_mike says, "You also can just set up and sanction tournaments yourself you know."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can use a public space like a library or elk club or something liek that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #443 from sd_pokemom:Will it be 16K even under 3 judge? or back to 8K for that?
master_trainer_mike says, "8k for 3 judge tournaments."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #445 from megax_zeo:you mean like, right out of my home? (o.O)

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #444 from marril2000:hmm... i dont remember where i read it exactly, but some where it gave an example of players having 50 wins, but the licences only have 40 slots :P, was it refering to the origenal layout of a season licance?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's possible."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #446 from general_surge:If I have a tournament in a McDonald's (which I do) and I ask for prize support from you, would I get a big mac or cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "we don;t provide prize support for tournaments"
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #447 from marril2000:will it be possible for TO or pokemon prof. to get the Pokemon TCG League judge shirts (as seen in at the sts)?
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #448 from michel1be:Which are the conditions for running a league ? I mean, what kind of local shop must it be ?
master_trainer_mike says, "It should be a store taht has some space for game play and that sells Pokemon. Could be a toy store, a book store, card shop, hobby, etc."
master_trainer_mike says, "So nows the time we say goodbye...blah blah blah blah blah."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you Pat!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks Mike"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Have a good night everyone..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank god for Surge soda!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "See yo all next week then!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye."