Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, February 14, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hello I must be going!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Help! I need someone! Help!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we're so glad youcould attend, come inside come inside."
master_trainer_mike says, "Whoops! I did it again!"
master_trainer_mike says, "and so on and so on"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ah, I get it...opening lines from songs,,,"
master_trainer_mike says, "Righto!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey gang! Welcome to another weekly and weird chat, I'm your host Jingletoes Rumplefoot"
master_trainer_mike says, "and this is my co-host"
master_trainer_pat says, "Super Bean"
master_trainer_mike says, "Right!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hopefully some of you have been checking out the Pokegym boards (when they were up)"
master_trainer_mike says, "We announced lots of new stuff on there like the fact that the Professor only events at the Stadium Challenges are Rochester Draft."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Professor Championship to be held at Origins will be a combination of constructed and draft."
master_trainer_pat says, "Believe it or not!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And we even finally ruled on Suicune and other outstanding rules questions. These were all posted for your enjoyment on the Pokegym."
master_trainer_mike says, "So Super Bean, how about them Patriots huh? Whata team!"
master_trainer_pat says, "huh, wha? I fell asleep. Sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "And those Canadian Ice skaters....tough time there!"
master_trainer_pat says, "They were robbed!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Otherwise in the world of sports......what?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "This isn't the Sports Hour with Rumplefoot and SuperBean?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oops! Sorry! (flipping through script...where are we?!?!?)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Right the Pokemon Chat! (changes hats.....)"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're at the part where we start answering Pokemon questions"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome to the Pokemon Chat with Master Trainer Mike and Super Bean!"
master_trainer_mike says, "errr.... I mean Master Trainer Pat!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Super Bean!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from koopaklaw:could someone help me build strong decks in pokemon trading card game??
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't help you with that here on the chat. Try asking at your local card or game store for some help or register for the PokeGym message boards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from mt_ice_cold:any rulings on neo destiny?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, as usual we will not rule on cards or questions about sets not yet released. That is greatv that some of you have learned more about it but until everyone has a chance to get it, we do not discuss specifics."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from toysruskid:Is the Season Two Touraments for the Pokemon League have to ONLY have Fighting Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, build your deck however you'd like."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from darkpoinko:hey MTs! how was your S.A.D.(Singles Awareness Day)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Huh? I celebrated S.H.D (Single Happy Day!!!)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from yoshi1001:Any word on our mirror move quandries?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, as posted on the Pokegym, when using Mirror Move the Final Result of an attack is what is done to a Pokemon BEFORE it is Knocked Out."
master_trainer_mike says, "Focus Band takes place outside of the normal timing sequence and has no effect on this definition of the Final result."
master_trainer_mike says, "So if Pidgeotto take 50 damage from a Lightning Pokemon, this is doubled due to its Weakness and the Final Result is 100 damage, regardless of whether Focus Band saves Pidgeotto form being Knocked out or not."
master_trainer_pat says, "If the attack also has a special condition, you would do that back as well.(like poison)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from gym_leader_blaine:how is the professor test coming along?
master_trainer_mike says, "Almost there!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from general_surge:did you get the ruling on attaching a FHE to a pokemon that was trigger poisoned last turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Soerry, forgot to ask about that one, I am writing it down now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from mt_ice_cold:please explain rochester draft
master_trainer_pat says, "Rochester Draft in a nutshell."
master_trainer_pat says, "8 players with 6 packs each. 2 get opened at a time and the cards get laid out on the table."
master_trainer_mike says, "Energies are tossed aside."
master_trainer_pat says, "The person who opened the first packs, starts by choosing one card."
master_trainer_pat says, "Then you go aroud the table taking turns when you reach the last person you reverse and start back theother way"
master_trainer_pat says, "The full instruction are in the Universal Tournament Floor Rules, on the DCI page."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon Specific Rochester Rules will be posted soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from general_surge:Do you know what day the Prof Championship will be during Origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be run on the Saturday of Origins."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from gym_leader_blaine:what is rochester draft? What sets will be used in the draft
master_trainer_pat says, "Rochester-see above/DCI page. In the past we've used Gym Heroes and Gym Challenge"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from mt_ice_cold:can you restate the suicune ruling since the pokegym is down
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, for your enjoyment, here are the 3 pages of updated rulings (Pat go take a break)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Suicune and all similar affects (Haunter's Transparency, Agility, etc.) have been clarified and finalized."
master_trainer_pat says, "ok."
master_trainer_mike says, "Please ignore the previous Suicune rulings released in Nov/Dec 2001. As stated in that rules release they were only temporary until they were correctly figured out."
master_trainer_mike says, "While attacks are still always against the Defending Pokemon, regardless of where their effects end up, the effects end up on a specific Pokemon. So Suicune's Crystal Body Power which reads: Prevent all effects of your opponent's attacks, other than damage done to Suicune, means that ONLY effects done TO Suicune are prevented. So, an attack that does 20 damage and paralyzes would still do 20 damage but would NOT Paralyze a Defending Suicune."
master_trainer_mike says, "If the attacking Pokemon (with Suicune as the Defending Pokemon) does damage to a Benched Pokemon, Suicunes Crystal Body Power does NOT prevent that effect or damage as it is NOT being done to Suicune."
master_trainer_mike says, "Any additional effects the attack may have (such as having to discard an energy in order to use the attack, or self-inflicted damage) is NOT prevented as it is NOT done to Suicune."
master_trainer_mike says, "If Suicune is a Benched Pokemon and Dark Arbok uses it Stare attack against it (Choose 1 of your opponent's Pokemon. This attack does 10 damage to that Pokemon. Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for this attack. (Any other effects that would happen after applying Weakness and Resistance still happen.) If that Pokemon has a Pokemon Power, that power stops working until the end of your opponent's next turn.), Suicune would still take the 10 damage but its Crystal Body Pokemon Power would prevent the Stare's effect of shutting off the Pokemon Power."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is important to recognize that attacks are always against the Defending Pokemon, which is why Cleffa's Eeeek can be prevented by a Smokescreen effect or anything other attack prevention even though the Eeek! attack does not do anything to the Defending Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, Crystal Body, Agility, and Haunter's Transparency do NOT prevent Eeek!, only effects of attacks that are done TO them."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pidgeotto's Mirror Move attack reads: If Pidgeotto was attacked last turn, do the final result of that attack on Pidgeotto to the Defending Pokemon. The final result of an attack is what is done to a Pokemon. If the Defending Pokemon has a Weakness or Resistance this is calculated BEFORE naming the final result of the attack."
master_trainer_mike says, "Focus Band takes place OUTSIDE of the timing sequence of attack resolution. It does NOT change the Final Result of an attack. It is a replacement effect that takes place before a Pokemon is Knocked out."
master_trainer_mike says, "If Pidgeotto has a Focus Band attached to it, the Final Result of an attack against it does NOT count anything that Focus Band may or may not do."
master_trainer_mike says, "Meaning if an attack against Pidgeotto does 100 damage and a Focus Band triggers successfully reducing Pidgeotto's remaining HP to 10, the Final result of the attack against this Pokemon is 100 damage, NOT reducing the Defending Pokemon to 10 hp."
master_trainer_mike says, "Magby's Sputter still works as previously ruled. It is an effect originating from Magby. If Magby evolves, is Benched, or leaves play, the Sputter effect ends."
master_trainer_mike says, "Feint attacks (against the Defending Pokemon) and Swift attacks ignore ANY effect attempting to reduce their damage. This means that Murkrow's Feint attack if done against the Defending Pokemon is NOT reduced by Unown D's Darkness Pokemon Power."
master_trainer_mike says, "This also means that a colorless Pokemon using a Swift or Feint attack is NOT reduced by a Sprout Tower either."
master_trainer_mike says, "These attacks cannot have their damage reduced by any game effect."
master_trainer_mike says, "If a Pokemon has a Pokemon Power that can only be used once per turn, or has an attack that can't be used on the following turn, they can use these attacks or Pokemon Powers if they evolve or devolve or leave play. In each of these cases it is no longer the same Pokemon and so it gets around the once per turn or not usuable next turn effects."
master_trainer_mike says, "Benching a Pokemon does NOT get around these effects as they are still the same Pokemon and still in play."
master_trainer_mike says, "Focus Band only prevents a Pokemon from being Knocked out if any effect or damage from an attack would Knock it out during that turn. This means that if Mew's Devolution Beam would Knock out the Defending Pokemon, Focus Band would trigger (this effect takes place during the attack)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Any effect caused by an attack that would Knock out the Defending Pokemon AFTER the attack such as Poison or Char would NOT trigger Focus Band."
master_trainer_mike says, "A Special Energy Card remains a Special Energy card regardless of what happens to it. A Fire Burned Rainbow Energy may only produce Fire energy but it would still be considered a Special Energy card as well. This is important for Smoochum's Psykiss attack."
master_trainer_mike says, "If a Pokemon has copies of other Pokemon's attacks on it (such as Sabrina's Alakazam), it will NOT have multiple copies of identical attacks."
master_trainer_mike says, "This means that is Sabrina's Alakazam was your Active Pokemon and you had a Mind Shock attack that does 30 damage and a Mind Shock attack that does 40 damage on the bench, you would gain a copy of each of those attacks as they are NOT identical (the amount of damage done is different). Different attacks can have the same name. An attack is considered identical if it has the same attack cost, name, and does identical damage and effects."
master_trainer_mike says, "f Amnesia (Choose 1 of your opponent's attacks, that attack cannot be used next turn) is done against the Sabrina's Alakazam in this example, the attacked would have to choose the Mind Shock that does 30 damage or the Mind Shock that does 40 damage, NOT just Mind Shock."
master_trainer_mike says, "WHEW!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Did you get all that??????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hello????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Still awake????"
master_trainer_pat says, "wha?"
master_trainer_pat says, "oh"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from sd_pokemom:this is for Pokenaut: if a league member has 2 DCI numbers, what does the GL do? Just choose 1 number to use, and have the player contact DCI to consolidate the info on the two numbers?
master_trainer_pat says, "Choose one and have the player contact dci@wizards.com to consolidate the other"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from turbocharizard:In Season 2 and up will I still have to earn the classic promo before the new promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #22 from turbocharizard:In a previous chat, I was told that rainbow energy can be used as darkness and steel energy. Rainbow energy says it provides basic energy. That means that Darkness/Steel energy is basic and I can put as many of them in my deck as I want. Right? If not please explain.
master_trainer_pat says, "Darkness and Metal Energy cards are not basic because they have other effects, Darkness and Metal _type_ are basic."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from turbocharizard:Does the classic promo from season 2 (Electabuzz?) still have the foil "Kids WB presents" stamped on it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup! It's a Classic!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from turbocharizard:Will there be 8 seasons in Pokemon league year 3?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's the plan stan"
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't need to be coy Roy!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just hop on a bus Gus!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DON'T NEED TO DISCUSS MUCH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "JUST DROP OFF THE KEY LEE!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND SET YOURSELF FREE!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #25 from lucky_cal:When a Pokémon with a Focus Band is attacked for damage when it has 10 HP left, and the Focus Band flip is heads, does the attack count as doing damage? This is for the purpose of Pokémon Powers like Energy Drain (Koga's Muk) and Strikes Back (Machamp).
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, Focus band does not alter what the attack did."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from turbocharizard:Will you continue to use the same format for promo releases through the year for the Pokemon league (classic promo, new promo, then foil energy)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from lucky_cal:If a Rocket's Hitmonchan with 10 HP and a Focus Band used Crosscounter, but the flip for Focus Band saves it, does that prevent any possible damage done by Crosscounter?
master_trainer_pat says, "See your question above."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from lucky_cal:If a Rocket's Scyther with 10 HP and a Focus Band had used Shadow Images, and the opponent flips heads for their attack, but the flip for Focus Band is also heads, does that make the Shadow Images affect disappear?
master_trainer_mike says, "Same answer, the Pokemon is taking damage but its final state is altered by the Focus Band."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #30 from ericsmewtwo:Will there be a time when you will re-release the NY promos like you've done with Electabuzz and Jigglypuff?
master_trainer_mike says, "THE FUTURES SO BRIGHT, I GOTTA WEAR SHADES!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe. Lucky Stadium is in Neo Destiny with different art if your just trying to get that card for gameplay purposes"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from toysruskid:I have a Ditto Active and my oppenent has an Active Magcargo. I have 2 Reycle Energys and Two Grass to Ditto. Am I able to Discard the grass energys for Lava Burst?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you would be able to do that"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from mt_ice_cold:but hasnt desitny been released already, since you put no release date of any kind, and pictures of the actual ards are psoted olnine
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, no."
master_trainer_mike says, "it ha snot been widely released yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from daytongl:For the Season 2 Tournament, if we decide to sanction, can we run Age Modified Swiss instead of single elim?
master_trainer_mike says, "As long as your players are all comfortable with that sure, we set upp single elim as the base so that the event would NOT take 5-6 hours as most leagues cannot afford that much time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #34 from scyther_trainer:So, Destiny hasn't been released yet? If been hearing conflicting reports some say 2/14 some say 2/25? HELP!
master_trainer_pat says, "2/25 is closer to the mark."
master_trainer_mike says, "There is no official release dates per se"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from ericsmewtwo:Would you guys like some Cheez Ums Pringles?
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks but no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from dilo_654:Does Shining Magikarp evolve into Gyrados and Dark Gyrados?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from yoshi1001:So, then how does my little Energy Control/Mirror Move situation work?
master_trainer_mike says, "Could you repeat it?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from darkpoinko:what's the deadline for the Snorlax drawing contest?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is written on the forms."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from gym_leader_blaine:so do you do the 100 damage on the Pidgeotto then flip for the focus band, or does it not matter if they have a Focus Band on or not and the attack will do 100 damage to it no matter what?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, the Focus Band alters the final outcome of hwta happens to Pidgeotto it does NOT aletr the Final result of the attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #40 from somexguy:Whats the latest on Suicine (Foil)? I was told some new rulings earlier from a friend and I want to know if they are true.
master_trainer_pat says, "They have just been posted, hopefully those will answer your questions"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from yoshi1001:When you said energies were tossed aside, you meant basic energy, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Basic energies tossed aside for Rochester Drfat yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from yoshi1001:How does Helping Hand (Sab. Jynx GC) interact with Mirror Move?
master_trainer_mike says, "You would duplicate the exact effect that was done. So you would get to choose an opponent's Pokemon and you would have to try and remove the same number of damage counters that the attacker chose and then draw that many cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "The cool thing would be that you could would be able to choose an opponent's Pokemon that DIDN'T have any damage on it (as that is not a prerequisite of the attack)."
master_trainer_mike says, "You would attempt to remove the same number of counters that were done to you (say it was 5). And even though you would not be able to remove 5 damage counters you would draw 5 cards as that was already determined."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course this wiull NEVER happen in the real woirld."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #43 from monkeyman8889:Why did you guys decide to use modified again?
master_trainer_mike says, "With the new sets coming it will change and it is far nore balanced than Unlimited."
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, that's just the most vibrant competitive environment to us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from chrisbo:Will Rochester drafts be DCI-sanctionable, and if so will they count as "Limited" or will there be a new separate category?
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually since we are only iontroducing it, only WOTC will be able to sanction this format at first (at our premeire events)."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be posting an appendix to the Pokemon Floor rules soon listing how to do it but it will NOT be sanctionable for anyone else until later in the year after more testing."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from daytongl:Please tell me that none of these recent changes (or their ilk before they were changed) are going to be on the test?
master_trainer_pat says, "They won't be..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from calathon:thank you . Suicune makes sense now. **happy PokePop**
master_trainer_mike says, "We are happy too!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from dilo_654:Will there be a version of Lucky Stadium for different cities (like the Japanese version)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #51 from ericsmewtwo:Are there ANY chances of ANY VS. cards being released here in the states?
master_trainer_pat says, "There might be a very, very small, miniscule chance. Did I say it was small?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from daddyum:What is happening with ToysRUs and the League anything new?
master_trainer_mike says, "Officially nothing new, but we are supplying every store that contacts us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from yoshi1001:I forget, can you sanction Pokémon events without being a Professor?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you can."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from yoshi1001:If NPM2 Energy contols a card. A. To the Pokémon B. From the Pokémon amd nect turn the Controlled Pokémon uses Mirror Move, what happens?
master_trainer_pat says, "What's NPM2"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from gym_leader_blaine:Mike my question is would the Piggeotto be knocked out or not from the mirror move or would it still have 10 HP because of the focus band?
master_trainer_mike says, "Mirror MOve is an attack that Pidgeotto does, it can't nbe Knocked Out in order to use it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from general_surge:Thanks for making the stadiums rochester draft! It's a great format. I just hope that other poeple think the same.:)
master_trainer_pat says, "No problem."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from dilo_654:What are the odds of getting a Shining Gyrados/Magikarp?
master_trainer_mike says, "They appear every 54 booster packs or so?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Same as the regular foil cards from that set"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from stoopid_monkey:What are Rochester drafts any way? Are they a new form of draft?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is, details on them are in the Universal Floor Rule son the web site."
master_trainer_pat says, "They're not really new forms of a draft though"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're working on it yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from ericsmewtwo:After seeing this Create-A-Snorlax-Contest I'm curious if there will be more contests like this in the future?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on how well this one goes :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from yoshi1001:RE: Mirror Move/Helping Hand: But wasn't the card drawing portion of the attack not something done by the attack to the Mirror Moving Pokémon ("of that attack on (name)")
master_trainer_mike says, "Right! Sorry, didn't look clearly enouh at teh card. Mirror Moive only copies any damage or effects done from an attack ON Pidgeooto, ignore the previous answer for Helping Hand, I was wrong."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from yoshi1001:NPM2=Nintendo Power Mewtwo (or Teleknesis Mewtwo)
master_trainer_pat says, "Just call it Tele-Mewtwo then."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok guys, no one plays Pidgeotto anymore ok? I understand a desire to find rules problems with the game but let's be serious, the are everywhere."
master_trainer_mike says, "Use the following simple logic. Mirror MOve copies whatevere an attack did to Pidgeotto ok? If you Bench Kick PAST Pidgeotto and don;t do anything to it (or use Energy Move this way) Mirror Move does nothing."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from scyther_trainer:Will you ever reprint the Dark/Metal Energies? Some of the younger players at my league don't have them and Neo: Genesis is hard to find around here....
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know...maybe they'll show up in another set or as promo cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from lucky_cal:Any word on the odds for Shining Pokémon in Neo: Destiny? Or are you going to keep it a surprise?
master_trainer_mike says, "SURPRISE!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from gym_leader_blaine:no no no Mike. All my questions go back to the first with mirro move and focus band: Does the Focus band stop the finall attack from knocking out the pokemon is what I want to know.
master_trainer_mike says, "OF COURSE IT DOES! We never said that it didn't."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from matt_moss:How many packs will be used in the Rodchester drafts. I know you usually use 2 packs at a time, but the normal pokemon pack ammount is 5. So will 4 or 6 packs be used?
master_trainer_mike says, "6 packs."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from stoopid_monkey:What are some good ideas for a draft besides gym heros/gym challenges. I was thinking of 2 Genesis/ 2 Discovery/ 1 Revalation?
master_trainer_mike says, "Better is Rocket/Genesis, Geneisis/Revelation, or Revelation?Destiny, when it comes out."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thos eare going to give you the best mix of cards and evolutions."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from dilo_654:There are no players in my town. Where's a good place to meet competition?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pass your understanding of the force onto a Padawan young Jedi."
master_trainer_pat says, "Teach others how to play, go to other towns that have a game store or a league"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from tr_spraypaint:Are there any plans on developing a Multiplayer style for 3 or more person of pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have announced in the past that we are working on that. I will be asking Pokemon Professors to help play test it soon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from matt_moss:Someone told me that Holo Suicune's pokemon power was revised, how so?
master_trainer_pat says, "The revision has been posted to this chat already and it is very lengthy, please read it in the chat log when it's posted later or look on the Wizards PokeGym message boards"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from gym_leader_blaine:is wizards still working out details about making its own pokemon set?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have our hopes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from yoshi1001:Actually, Spearow has Mirror Move too. And with the new FB/Mirror Move ruling people will use these cards. So, what does Energy Control do here? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again, you are asking about cards that are not in Modified."
master_trainer_mike says, "However, once again, Mirror Move only does back what was done TO that Pokemon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from general_surge:Will the prof test be up sometime BEFORE the Stadium challenge east region?
master_trainer_mike says, "Soooooon!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from scyther_trainer:What's the official rules for using Proxy cards in a tournament? If someone only has 1 Dark Energy can he/she write Dark on 4 Psychic energies and keep the 1 Dark for reference?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from dilo_654:Will Imakuni's Doduo ever be released in the US?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans for it"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not likely"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from tr_spraypaint:ok How do I become a Professor.... and is there any sneak peeks at the format for the multiplayer... as there is a website that has a version already made?
master_trainer_mike says, "Details on the Professor Program are up on our web site. It is an exclusive program for our olde rplayers (15 and up) so that they can share their expertise in the game with the newer and younger players."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from ericsmewtwo:have any perspective artists in mind for the fabled WotC set?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing to share on that topic yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "Since the volume of questions has lowered itself a bit and we have so much work we have to get done for Pokemon and all of our other games, starting next week the Pokemon Chat will be run from 3-4pm every Thursday PST."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll plan to scale back these chats to one hour from here on out...how about 3 to 4pm."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will of course finish out the full chat this week as some people do come in late :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from lucky_cal:Was the art on the Lucky Stadium card in Neo: Destiny changed from the Japanese version? Or will it be the first US card with Imakuni?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from gym_leader_blaine:to become a master professor you have to have 5 DCI tournaments under your belt for the year. Do you plan to have a level three professor program out this year
master_trainer_mike says, "Currently there are only the two levels. This proghram may grow as needed."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from yoshi1001:You guys do know that some of the links in the strategy section don't work, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we realize that and have informed the proper department. Hopefully they can get it fixed soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from gym_leader_blaine:and if so how many tournaments will it take
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing past Master Professor at this time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #87 from dilo_654:If you attach a Rainbow Energy to a non-holo Ho-oh, does it count as every type of energy for its attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it will provide any color but only one at a time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from slowking_man:Only 3-4? Don't deprive us, Mike!
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but if you want the Professor Test up and more articles and new formats and new rulings and customer service to be able to help you and so on and so on we need time to work as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "If a week is very busy we can always go longer but only if needed."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from dilo_654:Does the same thing go for Rainbow Energy and SI Mew?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from tr_spraypaint:how many more sets does WotC plan on doing? even just tenatively.
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon goes on and on and on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from yoshi1001:Any word on the other stadium challenges?
master_trainer_mike says, "Specific details still being workd out, as you know, we don;t post until we truly know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from ikendall:Can you get a DCI number without participating in an official tournament - in order to enter the Prof program and organize them your self? ie. there are no tournaments here, i wish to organize them myself
master_trainer_pat says, "I recommend doing a Magic tournament then just to see how it's run and to get a DCI number."
master_trainer_pat says, "Participating in one anyway"
master_trainer_pat says, "Even if you don't know a thing about Magic."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or run a tournament in your area, if you sanction it you will get the materials needed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from ice_master:when does the lucky stadium come out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sooooooon!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from gym_leader_blaine:could you bring back the 2 hr chats when Neo Destiny first comes out. I know there will be a lot of questions and one hr is not enought time?
master_trainer_mike says, "Like I said we will go longer if it is needed. When new sets come out if there are lots of rules that may be the case."
master_trainer_pat says, "We can always stay here longer if necessary."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from pokesensei:Mike,I think if you do go to 1 hour each week,a good idea would be to go back to the 2 hour sessions for about 3-4 weeks after each new release as we will have a ton of new questions on the new cards and how they interact with all the old ones.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, but we ill stay longer as needed, not to just joke around (though that is fun). Just too much work we have to gdo gang :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from yoshi1001:Where do I get replscent DCI registration cards? My house is a pig sty and I can't find the ones you sent me. :-D
master_trainer_pat says, "If you lost the card that's ok, all you need is the number. Me, I never leave home without my DCI card...plastic is almost worn through."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from chrisbo:I know that you need a DCI-number in order to become a Professor, but does a non-Professor acting as Head Judge need to have a DCI-number?
master_trainer_mike says, "We strongly recommend that you have one but it is not technically required."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from dilo_654:Can you join the League through the mail or something? I don't really want to drive for 3-5 hours to join.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but no."
master_trainer_mike says, "And you can't be in a bowling league through the mail either."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from tr_spraypaint:is there any way to get a Red Cheeked E3 Pika... other than EBAY?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from ericsmewtwo:How would one go about starting a League?
master_trainer_mike says, "Find a local store that sells the cards like a book, toy, card, comic, or hobby store. Tell them how having the league brings in customers to their store veery week. You might even volunteer to run it for them (labor costs are tough for small stores)."
master_trainer_mike says, "If they want to run one, they can contact our Merchant Relations dept. at 1-800-821-8028."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from yoshi1001:I didn't mean my DCI card, I meant the packet of ones TOs (like me) use to give to new players.
master_trainer_mike says, "Then you need to contact Wizards to get more."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from daddyum:I have a paper DCI card would that number still be on file?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from dilo_654:I've noticed that you've stopped printing the same versions of cards in both holo and non-holo. Is this because it's not an elementry fad and it's about the real players now?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, it has a lot to do with set sizes, card playability, and what the licensor wants."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from lance313:When approaching a store for a league, maybe even offer to finance the kit costs yourself. You can then charge a small fee (or absorb it) to league signups. That's what we did to save our league. If it's a small league, maybe even try to split subbplies/costs with a nearby small league.
master_trainer_mike says, "If that works, I would try that too, League costs are pretty small."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from dilo_654:Are there any plans for different versions of Venesaur?
master_trainer_mike says, "Like the promo Venusaur? Or Erika's Venusaur?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from pokesensei:Aww Mike,you don`t want to goof around on the chat?That`s like saying the sun won`t rise anymore...:)
master_trainer_mike says, "I will still be a goof, but a more productive one :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from ericsmewtwo:What classic promo can we expect to see next? And will the Nintendo Power promos be poping up soon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Due the current status of currency values in Argentina, we cannot comment on that subject at this time."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from yoshi1001:Could you tell the DCI people that putting the DCI numbers of every player in North America into one file is not a good idea?
master_trainer_mike says, "The DCI says their Access database handles it just fine."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from matt_moss:Is netdraft the only online drafting progam?
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from dilo_654:I mean besides that, like Dark Venusaur.
master_trainer_pat says, "There are no rumors of a Dark Venusaur for Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from ikendall:So was that a hint that we may get a new promo Venusaur (cause the Japanese only one on apprentice is a monster!)
master_trainer_mike says, "A monster like Gamera or more like Mothra?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from slowking_man:Re 107 So your cards are actually made in Argentina? lol
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but it's too bad they aren't. With a 22% unemployment rate, it sounds like they need the work."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from dilo_654:How much does the average buyer of Pokemon spend in a year?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure, do you have a guess?"
master_trainer_mike says, "On eo fthe last reports showed that the average collection size was about 1500 cards for 14 and under and 30000+ cards for Adults, does that help?"
master_trainer_mike says, "oops I mean 3 thousand not thirty thousand"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from yoshi1001:What program do they use for bringing up records?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is either Access or File Maker Pro usually."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from ericsmewtwo:Any ideas of how many cards will be int eh Card E boosters once they're released? I think there are only between 5 or 6 in the Japanese boosters.
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from dilo_654:All I know is, between Magic and DBZ, I have single-handededly kept the local card store in business.
master_trainer_mike says, "And they thank you fo rthat every night :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from matt_moss:What format will be the majority of gameplay at the World Championships (15+)? Will there be more Constructed than Draft? Or will they be even? Etc
master_trainer_mike says, "That has not yet been announced."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from ericsmewtwo:Where do you guys picture the Pokemon TCG in the next 10 years?
master_trainer_mike says, "Somewhere up high eating a Klondike bar."
master_trainer_pat says, "Klondike Bars?!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Where"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from michel1be:Would it be possible to add the age of the player (or category) in the DCI rankings ?
master_trainer_mike says, "We already do but only if that player gives their permission for thewir data to be listed that way. There are laws in this country about posting data for minors."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from ikendall:What's up with WizPog? When will it be back up?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was up earlier today."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from dilo_654:I don't follow national/world stuff at all. Is there a Kai Budde of Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "THere are several players that have made the finals at the STS's previously. The Brooks brothers come to mind as one set."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from chrisbo:PokeGym may have been up earlier, but it ain't up now.
master_trainer_mike says, "They are working on eth mirrors, we have been exceeding our bandwidth and Hasbro was getting bervous about the bills"
master_trainer_mike says, "it is getting worked on and should be back to snuff soon"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat just checked and it was up now"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from ericsmewtwo:If you where stranded on a desert islan and could only take 4 Pokemon cards with you, what would they be?
master_trainer_mike says, "whichever had the highest nutritive value"
master_trainer_pat says, "ummm...foils....so I could signal a passing plane and get off that lousy island!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from dilo_654:Will there be a crazy expansion (like Unglued) for Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean like Base Set 2 was???"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from chrisbo:Re Q126, If stranded on a desert island, perhaps you should take Unown-H, Unown-E, Unown-L, and Unown-P. (grin)
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "(breathe)"
master_trainer_pat says, "stop please"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't hear him anymore"
master_trainer_pat says, "are you ok Mike?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike?"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahah"
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh)"
master_trainer_mike says, "tired......can you tell? :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from dilo_654:What
master_trainer_mike says, "what waht??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from slowking_man:You okay, Mike?
master_trainer_mike says, "just...tired :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "(pokes Mike with a stick)"
master_trainer_pat says, "you ok dude?"
master_trainer_mike says, "ow..quit it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from dilo_654:What's the deal with Base Set Porygon?
master_trainer_mike says, "I duunno, what's the deal with Skim Milk?!?!?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Why not just drink dirty water?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "If you want MILK then drink MILK!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON RICE MILK!!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's asimple procedure involving LAsers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from purity1:poor overworked mt's.......
master_trainer_mike says, "yeah, those poor saps....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #134 from ericsmewtwo:Pat, if you were straned on a Desert Island, what would you take(aside from perishables) Bas Gastly, or Mike?
master_trainer_mike says, "how about Baz Luhrman?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I would take 2 cases of Foamy Engine Brite and a 10 pack of veggie tacos"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from ikendall:Will there be a fee (other than to enter Origins) for the Prof
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, all premiere events have fees."
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh and a Swiss Army Knife"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from pokesensei:And I thought you would take 4 weedles with you!The shame!Think of what your Weedle is feeling right now...you hurt it`s feelings you bad person you! :)
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from slowking_man:Mike, it's time for your medication.
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, its so minty fresh........."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from lance313:We're still waiting for our season 2 kit, but want to get a head start on format changes, if any. Is the season ending tourney standard, Modified, or other?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is recommneded as Unlimited since many people haven't run tournaments before."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is up to the Gym Leader though to run what his players want. If they want to Modified you canchoose to do that."
master_trainer_mike says, "If they want to do a booster draft and are willing to pay for the cards needed, you could do that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #139 from ikendall:What knid of fee can we expect then?
master_trainer_mike says, "KNID?!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Actual fees will be posted soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from lance313:I think Unown-F, two Unown-Os and Unknown-D. Like FOOD is what you would want.
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...wait thats not funny....."
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh my little ice cream bar, how I love to lick your creamy center."
master_trainer_pat says, "Wren!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Boiled football leather!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Glazed ham!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from dilo_654:One last question, on the Revelation Sneasal, what happens if you get tails on Quick Attack? and DO NOT diss rice in any form.
master_trainer_pat says, "It does 10 damage"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from chrisbo:Can you tell us anything more about the Rochester Draft plans? Will there be a time limit on how long a person is allowed to pick a card? I don't want the tourney lasting until Midnight (or do I??? grin).
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, read the Rochester Draft rule son our web site. It explains all of that. There are time limits."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from matt_moss:You guys are gonna get sued by CBS if you keep up this Survivor talk ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "well alrighty then!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from ericsmewtwo:Wren?
master_trainer_mike says, "and Stimpeeeeee!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from pokesensei:Pizza!Take pizza with you and you`ll be set! :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Very small rocks!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Cider!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Apples!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Gravy!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Churches!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Lead!"
master_trainer_mike says, "A DUCK!"
master_trainer_pat says, "You don't need to pizza with you. Dominoes delivers"
master_trainer_mike says, "(OOOOOOOOOOOOOH)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #147 from ericsmewtwo:I thought that was Ren...happy happy joy joy....
master_trainer_mike says, "If we type their actual name we are guilty of copyright infringement my friend ericsweedle!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from pokesensei:Yup.It`s part of their charm(and ours too).:-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Their are magically deliscious!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from yoshi1001:I'm calling the funny farm...
master_trainer_pat says, "Anyone? Anyone?"
master_trainer_mike says, "how about the slighly amusing farm instead?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bueller?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Behind the Green Door?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokeflute?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone remember the good old days???? Hmmmm?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #150 from daddyum:What is happening with the Space Weedle? Since we are digressing.
master_trainer_pat says, "It's still in boxes from last East Coast STS...collecting dust by the window"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #151 from ericsmewtwo:I'm gonna sue you for deformation of character! Eric's Weedle indeed...heh
master_trainer_mike says, "But Eric you are a character!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from yoshi1001:How old of good days are we talking?
master_trainer_mike says, "THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE THOUGHT THEY"D NEVER END"
master_trainer_mike says, "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wake up Mike. Here's another Surge."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #153 from chrisbo:Can you tell us if you have any plans for "special formats" for the Pokemon League tourneys in Season 3 or beyond?
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike, do you have any plans for special formats for the Leagues?"
master_trainer_mike says, "well tere is alwys loser Pokemon where you stick your prize cards to your forehead, hows thatone?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from chrisbo:...Or will they only be "Standard" and "Modified"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Like I said, ultimately it is up to the local Gym Leader to decide what their own players want."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are providing basically prize support for a tourney for the league."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #155 from yoshi1001:What do you think of that Olypic skating flap. There's a lesson there for us, I think.
master_trainer_mike says, "Right! Try a real sport!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't wear skates while playing cards?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from chrisbo:I think that stuff like the Whitney's Challenge and Pryce's Challenge of years past could make for some fun tournaments. Just a suggestion...
master_trainer_mike says, "Keep in mind that most players are still new to tournaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "The main point of the League is to bring in new players and give them and intermediate players a chance to learn more."
master_trainer_mike says, "Experts should mostly be playing in tournaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t want to make these tournaments too odd just for the experts and lose all of the new players."
master_trainer_mike says, "That is why I am running Rochester Drafts for the Professors. I recognize that the experts want new challenges."
master_trainer_mike says, "nothing else?"
master_trainer_mike says, "no more puns, quotes or songs?"
master_trainer_mike says, "questions, querries, or quandries?"
master_trainer_mike says, "quips, quotes, or kumquats?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from yoshi1001:Well, if I see any of you at an event, I'll try and set up an interview for PIRN. The one at Gencon went very well.
master_trainer_mike says, "Not a problem, I will do my best Weedle impression for you!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #159 from soslowpoke:umm...can i ask Harry Potter questions since no one else seems to be asking?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, the time for the Harry Potter chats is every other Wednesday at 4pm...this week is an off week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from purity1:who all (wotc wise) is coming to the march stadium besides you, mike?
master_trainer_mike says, "Kierin will be there, so will Jaime and Reid and DMTM and mpossibly DAP Steve."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from slowking_man:If you care, I'm launching model rockets this weekend...
master_trainer_mike says, "kewl"
master_trainer_mike says, "will you become a Rocet scientist like Toby McQuire in October Sky?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #162 from soslowpoke:Any plans for theme decks for Harry Potter?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's possible, I was playtesting some ideas the other day. I don't think a definite decision has been made yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from matt_moss:What's the format for the 15+ Trip tournies at the Stadium events?
master_trainer_mike says, "As annouced the Professor Exclusive events at the Stadium Challenges will be Gym Heroes/Gym Challenge Rochester drafts."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from ikendall:Do you know that WizPOG STILL isnt up!?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are on it right now"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from chrisbo:So Pat doesn't get to go to East-Stadium? How sad... (but I won't be there either).
master_trainer_mike says, "He will be in Rio!@"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll be havin fun of another kind!"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "its called the samba"
master_trainer_pat says, "Samba all night long!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from michel1be:It would be great for the European community of players to see one (or more) of you at a big event in Europe (like the Stadium at Amsterdam). What do you think of the idea ?
master_trainer_mike says, "I may be traveling toEurope soon to help them with their events."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #166 from soslowpoke:Can you tell us about any goodies in the Diagon Alley Expansion?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, I can't really give out any goodies...you already know that there will be a new lesson type right?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from soslowpoke:Will there be a...SLOWPOKE! promo any time soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from yoshi1001:Is Rochester named after something?
master_trainer_mike says, "I used to live in Rochester, NY back in the eraly 70's, does that help?"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's named after Irving R Rochester whose mother's aunt thought up the idea."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just kiddin'"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from michel1be:MTM, I don't need to send you the promised Team Belgium tshirt, I'll give it to you when I'll see you here :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "I don;t know if I will make it to any specific events or not but I do want to help support Pokemon in Europe."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #176 from soslowpoke:New lesson? Ooooh. Defense Against the Dark Arts lessons maybe?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's a good guess"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from calathon:you may be on WizPog from internal access, but we can't get to it from out here.
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, bout that. It's working as far as I can tell."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will look into it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from soslowpoke:Does Wizards have a page explaining how the Harry Potter league works and other info?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, go to www.wizards.com/harrypotter"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from chrisbo:When I try to access the PokeGym or any of the other message boards (Magic, Star Wars, etc.), I get "Cannot find server or DNS Error". You'd better tell the web team.
master_trainer_mike says, "I will."
master_trainer_mike says, "I noticed that nothing has been posted since yesterday"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, we need to get going! Thank you all for hopping in. Remember, next week the chat will only be scheduled for 3-4 PM PST. If there are a lot of questions we can go longer if need be."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks for coming!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye everybody!"