Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, February 21, 2002
by Team Compendium (special thanks to Lance313)


master_trainer_mike says, "Olas mes amigos!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Commo est ta?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Il est trois heure et Poemon heure!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, so my international languages suffer a bit."
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't make me get started on myu Pig Latin either! :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "So hello, how are you, and all that stuff!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome to another Chat with Pat and Mike!"
master_trainer_mike says, "geez, that almost rhymed!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Alo"
master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just so you all know, since Neo Destiny has not been widely released yet we will NOT be answering any rules questions about it yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "Fair is fair after all :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "We may teats you about Neo Destiny (what a great set!) but no rules questions yet, ok?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sim?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sim"
master_trainer_pat says, "Voce fala Portugues?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #197 from sd_pokemom:re:Impostor Oak's Invention: do you have to have your opponent shuffle ALL his prize cards in to their deck, or just the ones you want them to? All or none?

master_trainer_mike says, "Let's start with a question from mom!"
master_trainer_mike says, "That is a new card! Ehhhhhhhhhhh!!! Next question!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "Can I ask you a question?"
master_trainer_mike says, "What is it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "It's an interrogative statement, used to test knowledge, but that's not important right now, mister."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from sanochu64:How can we write some web articles for you as Proffesors?
master_trainer_mike says, "I am talking with our web team about getting that set up for you. You will be able to submit tournament reports and playtesting reports starting soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Web articles is another thing that is being investigated."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #201 from team_europe_golduck:Will Rochester Draft be the format for the Professor Events in Europe too? (I hope so, it sounds like a great format for the events)
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure yet. I will hopefully be traveling over there soon to help them get set up for their events (though I know they will do a great job!)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #202 from lance313:Just for clarification: Ditto (NOOOO!!!) with two DCEs attached facing a Pokémon with Electric Current attack. When using the attack, the player would move one of the DCEs from Ditto to one of the player's benched Pokémon, if any, or to the discard pile if none on the bench. Correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct. Good stuff"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from daytongl:Any idea how the Judges for the Professor Championships will be selected?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not at this time. Of course several of us will be there as head judges and TO's."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from daytongl:Will there be a change to the Reporter software to allow the K values for Pokémon to be bumped past 16K for Master Professors involved in the tourney or will they need to be reported manually?
master_trainer_mike says, "Variable K is still being worked on and won;t be introduced for a few more months. When we have more details we will let you know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from team_europe_golduck:Since there now no longer are official release dates for new sets, does that mean that you in Europe can play with Destiny as soon as you get the US cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is up to the local offices to decide. It is uausally based upon when the product releases in the local language that is thestarting point."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from team_europe_golduck:Do you know at which European Events you MTs will be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from gym_leader_blaine:Master Trainer Mike: You turned of the wait time for re-taking the professor test, are you going to turn that back on in the future
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably not as long as rampant cheating doesn't take place."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #209 from team_europe_golduck:Is it possible that you will make your own Wizards-made set soon? What about at Gym Set with Johto Gym Leaders, that's more in the spirit of Gym Challenge and Heroes than VS was (in other words, not a seperate game)? :)
master_trainer_pat says, "We're always l0ooking at those possiblilities, but nothing has shown up on our radar yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #210 from turbocharizard:Will there be some way to get promos 40 and 41 without going to New York or buying them on the second-hand market? Sometimes you say you can't make more, sometimes you say wait and see, which is it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not the promos, no (no plans at this time for a re-release) but you can get Lucky Stadium in Neo Destiny and Pokemon Center in Base Set 2."
master_trainer_mike says, "This of course may always change in the future."
master_trainer_pat says, "I was always told that those would be available at a later date some other way"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from turbocharizard:At a Pokemon League Tournament should the Gym Leader deside who plays who? Should it be random?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, it should be based upon seedings. The paperwork that came in the League goes over how to do the pairings for the tournament."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #212 from beedrill300:I never received an e-mail saying that my Professor Test Application was received. I e-mailed dci@wizards.com but I heard they can take awhile getting to e-mails, anything I can do to make sure it was received? =\
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really anything else you can do at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from sanochu64:hoe have you guys been I haven't seen you all scince the last east coast STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Plucky!"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from sanochu64:How many ppl have passed the prof test? (woops misspelled how in q#213 sorry!)
master_trainer_mike says, "Roughly 80 registered Professors so far!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #216 from ikendall:Dakrness energy on Murkrow adds 10 damage to a Feint Attack against the Active since the effect is on Murkrow not the Defending Pokémon, and so is NOT ignored by Feint Attack. Is the same true of Metal energy? If not, why not?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #217 from team_europe_golduck:Will there ever be released Promos in an other way than through the League again? Or are the days of Movie & Magazine Promos gone? :(
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, Pokemon isn't quite a sbig as it used to so not as many other companies are looking for promos. You may see more in the future, not sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #218 from marril2000:will we at all be able to see the stadium/gym challenge sereis logo up on the wizards site, or will it be a go to event and see?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure if that will be posted, but will forward over your commnet."
master_trainer_mike says, "[I]rony can be pretty ironic sometimes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from pigdeon_of_death:MTM, MTM! First, that was a rotten steal from Airplane... but anyway... when's Neo: 4 coming out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo Destiny semi-officially releases next MOnday."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from articjedi:I've looked through this Prof Program article and I still don't understand what's the point, we could do these things without becoming a professor
master_trainer_mike says, "then don;t become a professor"
master_trainer_mike says, "don't participate in exclusive events, don't help us keep Pokemon alive, don;t be rewarded for your effort"
master_trainer_mike says, "just sit back and complain"
master_trainer_mike says, "life is full of options"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from team_europe_golduck:I've written an article for the offical European Pokémon Newsletetter. Would that count, or would I have to write an article for your web page?
master_trainer_mike says, "At this time, you can only get credit for Tournament Reports submitted to OUR web site or playtest reports, more dteials to come soon"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #226 from articjedi:Is it true that you are skipping VS
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's true. There are no plans to do that set at this time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #227 from turbocharizard:Does Buzzap (Pokemon Power for Electabuzz from base set) provide Steel/Darkness Energy? Does it provide the extra effects (higher defence/offence)? Someone at the league tried to have 6 steel energys this way :-(
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it can provide the energy type, just not the extra effects of those special energy cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #230 from gym_leader_blaine:Last year Wizards was going to come out with a set called crosstrainer, or something like that. Wizards didnt put it out after all and decided to wait a while. DO you think we will see that set come out this year?
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #223 from crosstrainer:Mike, I have about 50 questions for you today...j/k
master_trainer_mike says, "hope so! :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from crosstrainer:Seriously, will you be alert enough to know if someone is pumping you for info right now for the online Prof. test?
master_trainer_mike says, "nah, we are fully comotose right now!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from indigomaster33:when will we know where worlds will be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Contracts are being worked out, hopefully soon!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from daytongl:Thanks for all the hard work you're doing and ulcers you're getting with the Professor Program.
master_trainer_mike says, "at least they aren't bleeding yet!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from sd_pokemom:What would you like us to do if we hear of instances of cheating in the professor test? Email you?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes, please email details in to the dci@wizards.com"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #231 from sanochu64:Is it possible to get some season 1 promos at my league if we had to start in season 1?
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean if a new league started now? If they start soon enough they would get a league season 1 kit."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from lance313:Is ther a problem in retaking the test (if you passed) just for the challenge and to see what other areas you need to work harder on?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, as long as you keep it to yourself. Please don;t post questions and answers online."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #233 from thamasta87:C'mon, you can't skip my question! Why is it that you have only made the create-a-card competition for North Americans only? Isn't that racist or discriminatitition or some other stupid sounding word?
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh)...It is a Year 3 promotion. The rest of the world is on Year 2 of the League. So logic says........?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from team_europe_golduck:RE: 205: My country, Norway, does not have a local language version (norwegian is a far too narrow language), and our cards are english. That means playing with Neo 4 should be OK, then?
master_trainer_mike says, "You really have to talk with yourlocal office, probably in your case the Belgium office. They have the final say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from beedrill300:When can we expect a listing of the Professors up on the website?
master_trainer_mike says, "soon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #236 from turbocharizard:I won 34 out of 40 possible wins in season 1, will I get to skip some battles?
master_trainer_mike says, "In the tournament? No, there are no byes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from slowking_man:You guys should set up a webcam so we can spy on you while you're working (and maybe catch glimpses of new cards).
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmmm.....no"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #238 from oldman_405:Got here late so sorry if I missed this. I've passed the professor test. I've already TO'd 13 events this year. Does that make me a Master Professor?
master_trainer_mike says, "Master Professor hasn't started yet, we'll see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from team_europe_golduck:Can you become a Master Professor by being a Gym Leader at the League, or do you have to judge DCI tournaments?
master_trainer_mike says, "Must Judge sanctioned tournaments, you can sanction League tournaments if you want."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #240 from marril2000:205 days and 5 hours till i take take the professor exam, by the time i take it, will the question database be changed (older questions removed, newer questions on more recent sets)?
master_trainer_pat says, "By the time you take it, you will just be able to plug your head directly into the internet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #241 from team_europe_golduck:Are you sure you will travel to Europe? They don't sell Maple Bars here, y'know. O_o Don't say I didn't warn you.
master_trainer_mike says, "Since I don;t like Maple Bars (you are thinking of Dark Master Trainer Mike) that's fine."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from calathon:generally speaking, if a Pokemon Power says that "if any [of that card] are in play...it does [some effect], would that be cumulative? :-D
master_trainer_mike says, "there isn't any uber-rule here, its a case by case, many of those cards specify whether they are cumulative or not"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #243 from lance313:Do you have any need for Profs. to help proofread (other than with the questions on their particular test) the t

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from lance313:the test questions?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, thanks"
master_trainer_mike says, "It has been finished, but thanks for the offer."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from crosstrainer:Gym Challenge is for the under 15 age group? Will there be side events for us older Prof. types?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have strongly encouraged all TO's to run open ages events (we are even providing prize support if they do), most all of them have said they will"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from calathon:Mike, the Prof test was VERY well put together! Cudos!
master_trainer_mike says, "Danke !"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #248 from gym_leader_blaine:Here is my question again since you have skipped all three I have asked so far: Last year Wizards was going to come out with a set called crosstrainer, or something like that. Wizards didnt put it out after all and decided to wait a while. DO you think we will see that set come out this year?
master_trainer_pat says, "You must not be reading very closely, i answered your last post of this question with:"
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybee..."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from articjedi:Do you have to be a member of league to participate in the create-a-card activity?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, it is a league prmotion."
master_trainer_mike says, "promotion.......bad typing today"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #249 from turbocharizard:What's the point of winning alot during the season for the Tournament? What do I get? Easier Battles?
master_trainer_mike says, "You get a higher seeing in the final tournament. That means the number 1 seed gets to play agaisnt the number 32 (or lowest seed). This can give you an ad vantage in the first round."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #250 from slowking_man:You mad today, Mike? You kinda seem angry...
master_trainer_mike says, "No, just tired of hearing certain complaints repeated ad infinitum. I love most of you. GROUP HUG!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "awww.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #251 from chrisbo:If you get a Bye in a DCI-sanctioned tournament, does that count as a "win" or as nothing towards your rating?
master_trainer_pat says, "It doesn't really effect your rating, but it will help you in that tournament."
master_trainer_pat says, "Which may effect your rating."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #253 from thamasta87:So, in regards to the create-a-card comp, does it mean that even if i obtained a form either via fax or email or something, and sent it off today first class to America, i would or wouldn't be entered?
master_trainer_pat says, "You need an original form to enter. It is only open to North America for year 3 of the League here."
master_trainer_mike says, "The winner is designing a card for the North America Year 3 Pokemon League. That is why it is only open to these league members."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #252 from lance313:Will there be a specific form/application to fill out to be considered for Master Professor?
master_trainer_mike says, "More details to come soon. Sorry but we are super busy right now! :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from sanochu64:Would I be able to battle you are any other MT at the Stadium challenge in the Meadowlands? I'm 1-0 with DMTM. But I wanna fight a weedle deck :)
master_trainer_mike says, "If there is time. I will be there to run the Professor Challenge event. Pat will be loafing in Rio!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Loafing away the hours that make up a dull day..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from monkeyman8889:Can you reveal where the Wrold championships will be?
master_trainer_mike says, "not until the contracts are signed"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #257 from monkeyman8889:How much have you playtested neo 4 for modifed before it came out
master_trainer_mike says, "skidoodles"
master_trainer_mike says, "new deck types!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "psychic makes a comback! ask DMTM about his Dark Gengar deck!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Fire gets a boost!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Quite abit, though I wish we had more time to do more. That's always the case though when you have to know so many games"
master_trainer_pat says, "I've been really enjoying playing my Dark Crobat direct damage deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #258 from indigomaster33:http://www.flto.150m.com/Prizes.htm that is Heidi Craigs site...she lists prize info for the challenge series events...is her info correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "She is listing for HER event. It should be true."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #259 from sanochu64:Can proffesors Judge at the Gym Challenge events?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can offer your services to the local TO. I know many of them can use some help."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #260 from oldman_405:Will the gym challenges still listed as TBD as well as the central & western stadium events have their info listed soon? I really need to put in for vacation time asap.
master_trainer_mike says, "I realize everyone wants to know now. Unfortunately until it is settled (insurance and sites finalized, contracts signed) we can't tell you what we don;t know."
master_trainer_mike says, "I know that Jaime is working with te TO's to get it up ASAP."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #261 from marril2000:Re: 240, its only this sept. its not that far away :P
master_trainer_pat says, "I was just kidding...I don't think it will be changed by then, but I'm not certain of that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #262 from calathon:Group Hug.....Hey! Where's my wallet!?!
master_trainer_mike says, "Cute baby pictures!!! hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #263 from ericsmewtwo:Will we be seeing Shining Mew in the near future as a promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "No plans to make that one right now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #264 from team_europe_golduck:Will you be able to get byes based on your DCI raking on the Prof Events (as in the latest STS)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, no byes this year. Come as you are!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from ericsmewtwo:Aside from getting their art printed ont eh card, what else does the winner get? Or is tht top-secret stuff? heh
master_trainer_mike says, "I have a pocketful of lint I will offer up!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Details to come."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #266 from thamasta87:Meh, well i give up with this create-a-card thing, and hope it may eventually make its way to the UK, and props to you all for coming up with the goods, and getting such a sweet comp set up, something we all dreamed of since seeing the vending cards b
master_trainer_mike says, "Like I said, I will be talking with the international offices when I get over there. Who knows what the future brings?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #267 from monkeyman8889:will you guys be at the Seattle challenege event
master_trainer_pat says, "Most likely, yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from ikendall:Will every other league in the world get the same promo for the Create-a-Snorlax then?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #269 from articjedi:what do you think is the best card in the neo 4 set
master_trainer_pat says, "To early to say right now. There are some really fun evolutions with cool attacks and powers"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dark Gengar is cool!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So is Dark Espeon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dark Quilava!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I like Dark Tyranitar too!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Dark Quilava is really good!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hello B. Magmar's LavaBurst for 2 fire!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Lots of cool art in the set too"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #270 from articjedi:dmtm, if you are here can you tell us about your Dark Gengar deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "He is busy, I think he is writing an article about it, watch the web site for it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #271 from ericsmewtwo:Has there ever been any discussion about an ONLINE trading center for people that own the Pokemon games, a way to trade their Pokemon via the internet with other people?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you are talking about the video games that is Nintendo not us :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #272 from michel1be:it seems that the new set has more interesting cards for the modified format than for the standard. Do you confirm that ?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #273 from sanochu64:Hey think us proffesors can get nice white lab coats?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you want to buy one, we have other evil plans under way.....heh heh heh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #274 from thamasta87:Yay! You guys rule, good night ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Elvis has LEFT the building!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #276 from crosstrainer:What are the odds of the western region Stadium Challenge happening in mid to late June?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but until it is locked in we can't even hint anything. If it were to change it would only hurt you."
master_trainer_mike says, "I am doing this for your own good."
master_trainer_mike says, "It hurts me mor ethan it hurts you."
master_trainer_mike says, "Wipe your feet before you track mud into the house!"
master_trainer_mike says, "EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DON'T YOU TALKJ BACK TO ME!"
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry........."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #278 from ericsmewtwo:What do you guys really think of the Shining Pokemon? And so far, which is your favorite?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like Shining Tyranitar as possibly playable in a Dark Tyranitar deck."
master_trainer_pat says, "Honestly, I really don't like anyone of them for gameplay, but they look really cool. Especially Dark Tyranitar."
master_trainer_mike says, "You might be able to able Shining Noctowl if you were playing a Lightning/Psychic deck."
master_trainer_pat says, "Shining Mewtwo is my pick for gameplay purposes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #275 from oldman_405:I've passed the professor test. If I TO an event this weekend if I make it a K-value of 16, will it count officially?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, right now ALL Pokemon Sanctioned tournaments at the local level are 16k."
master_trainer_mike says, "Once variable K kicks in, it will change based upon number of participants and hwther a Master Professor is judging or not."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will announce when this starts."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #277 from monkeyman8889:DARK QUILAVA!
master_trainer_mike says, "yeah"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #279 from articjedi:what about dark amphy?
master_trainer_pat says, "His power is cool but it is not cumulative."
master_trainer_mike says, "it might be a good tech card like Slowking is"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #280 from lucky_cal:I got here a little late, so I don't know if this was asked before... Are you guys answering rulings questions for Neo: Destiny? Or should I wait until next week?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, not til next week."
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry, rules questions start next week since it releases on MOndayt"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #281 from monkeyman8889:how is dark quilava good he is very weak to gatr and needs lots of energy to work
master_trainer_mike says, "if you think so"
master_trainer_pat says, "ok."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #282 from daewonsong316:On Dark Ursarings attack, it comments on weakness and resistance, Why would that text be included on a colorless pokemon, and would it include trainers/pokemon powers?
master_trainer_mike says, "well keep in mind that Pokemoln CAN have their type changed (see Smeargle)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #284 from articjedi:Re 273: You guys should have professor exclusive lab coats with the professors national flag on them. That way we americans can show our pride the way maple does
master_trainer_mike says, "exclusive something or other are coming ...heh heh heh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #285 from matthewssandslash:Hey MTM/MTP! My friend sayz that he won't be able to win trips to go to Professor-only tourneys (he's almost 15+). Will he be able to?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Professor Exclusive events are at the Stadium Challenges and at Origins. There are no ifficial trips to win to get to those events."
master_trainer_mike says, "Some Gym Challenge TO's are helping their winners get to Origins though I hear."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #286 from crosstrainer:re: 276 "You hurt me and I'll hurt you, Pokemon, gonna catch em all!" Sched. on web says June 2002, just wondering if my boys will be out of school in FL to go to this one. They had to miss WCSTS.
master_trainer_mike says, "Hopefully it will be finalized soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #287 from ericsmewtwo:Right on, Tyranitar rules, heh...
master_trainer_mike says, "He just might."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #288 from ikendall:Define a "medium-rare" foil card, which was the way in which the Shining rarities were described...
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, you know how you order your steak medium rare when you really want rare cuz they always undercook it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Something like that :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #289 from lance313:Are you going to call this Chat over at 4:00 today, since you're not ready for Neo Destiny qyestions yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "If questions keep coming in, I'll stay :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #290 from ericsmewtwo:Will there be any more mail-in contests on the WotC website simular to when you offered the Happy Birthday Pikachu?
master_trainer_mike says, "There should be a Destiny contest online soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #291 from sd_pokemom:How did you guys do on the professor test? Pat?
master_trainer_mike says, "My best score has been 45 but I wrote the silly thing (except for the judge questions) so that isn't any sort of fair assessment."
master_trainer_pat says, "I missed 12 when I tested it last though 10 of those were Tournament Organizer questions which I freely admit is not my strong suit. I did pass though"
master_trainer_mike says, "I need to work on my Judging scenario skills."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think the test I took is different from the one online right now though. Right Mike?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #292 from daewonsong316:After looking over the set, what do you guys think has the best chance of making it as a highyl used deck in the modified format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dark Gengar looks pretty tough."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dark Typhlosion may make it combined with Entei/Magcargo"
master_trainer_pat says, "the dark Typhlosion line is really good."
master_trainer_mike says, "Light Dragonite may be an odd one"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dark Feraligatr maybe?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'd still like to see if I can get this Dark Crobat deck up to tournament level...it's got a ways to go though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #293 from articjedi:What ever happened to the rumors that rocket was going to be banned from Rocket On!
master_trainer_mike says, "Modified will be "modified" after this year's World Championships."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #294 from oldman_405:Origins Professor event is on July 6th right?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think so yes...is that Saturday?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #295 from lucky_cal:Which cards in Destiny do you think might be the best ones in Unlimited Format play? Light Dragonite would make Sneasel tough to use, i know...
master_trainer_mike says, "True"
master_trainer_mike says, "Mybe Dark Espeon??"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #297 from gym_leader_blaine:if you get ride of the Rocket set, will we still be able to use the rainbow energys that we got fromt he leagues
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #296 from pigdeon_of_death:MTM... I've taken the Professor test twice and the second time I had many repeat questions... should that be happening?
master_trainer_pat says, "To a certain extent, yes..it should"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #298 from team_europe_golduck:Don't you think Feraligatr decks still will win most of this year's events? There are many good cards in Neo Destiny, but none of them can really stop the big bad Gatr. :( Dark Gengar IS good, but Double Gust kills it...
master_trainer_pat says, "No"
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, we beat Gatr all of the time. If you can't beat, keep thinking outside of the box."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #299 from team_europe_golduck:When will the Create-a-card entries from the WCSTS be up on the Website?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #300 from lucky_cal:Re: Q296 - Yes, the second time I took the test, I also had repeat questions... as in, I got the same question twice in a row. Might that be a problem?
master_trainer_mike says, "that has popped up occasionally, the developer has been informed."
master_trainer_mike says, "remember the main point of the test is to show you what you should know"
master_trainer_mike says, "I don;t care if it is perfect or not as long as it encourages your growth"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #301 from sanochu64:Was DMTM happy about the Dark Gengar?
master_trainer_pat says, "Are you kidding!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thrilled!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "He walks around with a big smirk now."
master_trainer_pat says, "He was running around singing the Dark Gengar Theme Song(TM) for days..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #302 from team_europe_golduck:I've heard that Dark Ivysaur & Venusaur are in Neo Destiny, can you confirm this?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "So have you seen DMTM's Snorlax that hew drew for the League promotion? His has the Gengar off in the distance watching :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #303 from articjedi:RE #301: what Dark Gengar Theme Song(TM)?
master_trainer_pat says, "I Dark Gengar am short and purple..."
master_trainer_pat says, "kinda furry and scary too..."
master_trainer_pat says, "I was kiddin"
master_trainer_mike says, "When you mix wtare and mud"
master_trainer_mike says, "you get slurry that looks like Pooh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bear!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "but there should be a Dark Gengar Theme Song(TM)"
master_trainer_mike says, "that is!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pooh Bear!"
master_trainer_mike says, "doh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #304 from lucky_cal:Will Dark Ivy/Venusaur be made as promos if they aren't in the Destiny set?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #305 from pigdeon_of_death:Wait & see... do you have ANY idea how ANNOYING that is?!?!?!?!?!?
master_trainer_mike says, "YES! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHJAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #306 from team_europe_golduck:why are there so few people here today? Server problems again?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #307 from slowking_man:So much for stopping at 4, eh? *sees your boss walk in*
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey, fi you keep asking, we'll keep answering"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #308 from sanochu64:If the Proff. challenge at the stadium challenge turns out to be not as long as the whole day think I could jude a little bit o, maybe talk with some MT's get a few pointers, show off my decks, build a building out of cards ka now the simple stuff
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"
master_trainer_pat says, "Crunch all you want, we'll make more"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #309 from pigdeon_of_death:Okay... Professor Program IS only for 15+, right? What if some dumb kid makes it in by lying about their age???
master_trainer_mike says, "their DCI number will show that they are fibbing...."
master_trainer_mike says, "then DOOM will be upon them!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DOOOOOOOOM!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll make them sing the Dark Gengar Theme Song(TM) in front of all the other professors."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #310 from lucky_cal:DOOM... that's an okay combo of Unown cards...
master_trainer_mike says, "Right! DOOM!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #311 from daytongl:better watch it, someone may want to do that
master_trainer_mike says, "eek!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #312 from matthewssandslash:Re: 309 Dang! So I couldn't take the Professor test, huh? What if I (gasp) lie about my DCI number?
master_trainer_mike says, "Since the 14 and younger have the Challenge Series and World Chapionships for them, why would they want anything more?"
master_trainer_mike says, "You aren't suggesting that some Pokemon players are greedy are you? "

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #313 from sd_pokemom:re: #309, about under 15s taking the test; there have already been posts to boards *coughpojocough* by -15s saying they've taken the test... :-(
master_trainer_mike says, "tey may do so but they aren't a Pokemon Professor."
master_trainer_mike says, "Remember how the older players were mad they they didn't think we paid ewnough attention to them?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Kind of ironic now isn;t it?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #315 from lucky_cal:I could make up real lyrics, if DMTM wants... oops, shouldn't have said that...
master_trainer_mike says, "go ahead!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We double dog dare you! :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #316 from crosstrainer:I'm a little Gengar short and stout, here is my tongue and here is my snout, when you get in trouble give a shout, grab your pokeballs and toss me out.
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, that seems a little prurient doesn't it? ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #317 from team_europe_golduck:have you ever seen anyone use one of those Unown Pokémon Powers that involve having 4 letters in play? That would be cool to see. (especially for a Pichu) ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm no"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, actually at a tournament. I was so astounded that I looked in the player's hand and it was full of unowns...he had 4 of each in his deck!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hello!"
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't do that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #318 from marril2000:mike, i have a friend who is 15+ down in mass and wants to take the prof. test but does not have a dci card. Up here in NH, we have sanctioned tournaments, so we have a pad of dci cards, would i just fill the info out for him, tair of his card and mai
master_trainer_mike says, "Technically you could do that yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #319 from matthewssandslash:Dunno... I'd like to be a Professor if for no other reson then that if I'm old enough to do that I could get a driver's permit...
master_trainer_mike says, "ok"
master_trainer_mike says, "well when you are 15 young man!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #320 from marril2000:cont. #318: ... tair of his card from the form and mail his dci card down, would that be possible, or does he have to compeat in a dci tournament to activate his account first?
master_trainer_mike says, "You could do that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #321 from sanochu64:I would like to thank all the MT's for putting so much work into the Pokemon TCG events and such. We would be sad and eventless with out you!
master_trainer_mike says, "And not very MINTY FRESH?????????? ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #322 from matthewssandslash:Re: 309 Anyways, if I had a membership card it would be cool to say to my friends "HA! I'm 13 and I'm already a Professor!!!" And if I was a Professor then I could tell my Gym Leader authoratively that DK energy doesn't make a bench-nabbing Feint Attack do more damage.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry must be 15."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #323 from crosstrainer:Does Neo Destiny have anything like a Mysterious Fossil or Fossil Egg in it?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #325 from lucky_cal:Why didn't I see any of you at WizPoG's Birthday party?
master_trainer_pat says, "No one invited us!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #324 from team_europe_golduck:Light Golduck looks like it will finally stop those Steelix and Metal Chansey decks! Finally a Golduck that gets some attention! :)
master_trainer_mike says, "mmmmmaybe"
master_trainer_mike says, "most players only have 1 special energy on a Pokemon though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #326 from sanochu64:and not very minty fresh!
master_trainer_mike says, "yay!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #327 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 317 There seems to be a little dispute at my League (caused by 6-year-olds) about how with Unown N's power Normal you don't have to have a bench full of N, O, R, M, A, and L. Since telling them that L and R haven't come out yet (and that anyways it would be impossible to play 4+ Unowns in a deck or have 6 benched pkmn) hasn't worked, could you set the matter straight here?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, unless an Unown's Power specifically states that you must have out the other Pokemon to spell it out, that is NOT the rule. Normal does NOT require all of those other Unowns out./"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope that helps."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #328 from crosstrainer:To me Fossil egg is too unreliable. Any chance we will see Mysterious Fossil reappear as a promo or something?
master_trainer_mike says, "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #329 from sd_pokemom:re: #325...the party's still going on, in the WizPoG RTC...
master_trainer_mike says, "cool, to bad we have work to do! :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #330 from lucky_cal:I'm so embarrassed... well... I'm inviting you to next year's birthday party! ;-D
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't be embarassed"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #331 from team_europe_golduck:Hey, Chanseys often have 3! 1 recycle, 1 Metal and 1 DCE. And we all know how players like to attach 4 Metals to Steelix.
master_trainer_mike says, "First of all, we don;t think about Unlimited much here (too dull to play)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Secondly, we knock out each other's Steelix's BEFORE they get 4 metal on them."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, that scenariuo won;t happen here but maybe elsewhere."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #332 from sanochu64:What ever happen to the world trainer towers from the las ECSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are resting with the Space Weedle and Leaning Tower of Pika."
master_trainer_pat says, "We have them but they really were not a bit hit."
master_trainer_mike says, "I gotta say something about that guy up there, and I can sum it all up in just one word: courage, dedication, daring, pride, pluck, spirit, grit, metal, and G-U-T-S, guts! Why, Ted Striker has got more guts in his little finger than most of us have in out large intestine, including the colon!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #333 from marril2000:ok, so the store (which has the dci cards), does not have to send in the form on the left side of the card (before detaching the 13-years-old post card and the dci card it self) to the dci, they just take the newly gotten card to the next tournament a
master_trainer_mike says, "for full details on this sort of thing you shoudl write to the dci@wizards.com. That is what they are there for."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #334 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 309 If some 14- person deviously earned a Professor Program Membership card and tried to enter a Professors-only tourney, would he have to show a birth certificate? I. E., do you just give people who "look young" the benefit of the doubt, or make them give a birth certificate?
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, just asking about cheating the system makes us quiver."
master_trainer_mike says, "We do our best, but if we find out about a cheater tey are banned and done, period."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #335 from sanochu64:Haha airplane!
master_trainer_mike says, "Right! Airplane II actually :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #336 from lucky_cal:What if one of us Professors made a model landmark, like the Arcanine deTriumph or the Great Wall of Chinchou? That would be cool, neh?
master_trainer_mike says, "Go for it! We are too busy here to do much of that anymore I'm sorry to say :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #337 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 334 Ya, but... what if they do cheat?
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, we do our best. Please stop asking about cheating ok?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #338 from matthewssandslash:Geez MTM, I thought we were slimming down Chat time.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, well since there aren't any more actual questions, then we are done fo rthe day."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll go ahead and stop now."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will answer rules questions on the new set next week! So I'm sure we will go the full 2 hours! :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "See you guys and gals next week for Neo Destiny question and answer session"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank all of you who have participated in the Professor Test so far!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you all next week!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #339 from slowking_man:Later guys!
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau"
master_trainer_mike says, "Later Feraligatr! :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #340 from marril2000:bye!
master_trainer_mike says, "Bubye!"