Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, February 28, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Look, I'm a cowboy! Howdy howdy howdy!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey gang, welcome to another fun filled, fact soaked, super absorbant, must know, MINTY FRESH Chat!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh yeah! It's about Pokemon too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "As many of you may know we will answer Neo Destiny questions this week."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also the dates for the next 2 Stadium Challenges have been finalzed, posted on the boards, and will be up on the web site soom."
master_trainer_mike says, "April 20th in Rosemont/Chicago area"
master_trainer_mike says, "and June 8th in San Diego"
master_trainer_mike says, "Full details to come on the web site very soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also a thank you to those of you who have already registered as Pokemon Professors."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to see many of you competing at the professor Challenges at the Stadiums and at the Professor Championships at Origins."
master_trainer_mike says, "The exclusive meail list for you will be up very soon too."
master_trainer_mike says, "email"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat is working on cleaning up the question que and we will get started soon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "By the way, if you play against DMTM at an event, watch out for his Dark Gengar deck. If he actually draws the cards he needs it's good."
master_trainer_mike says, "Fortunately his luck ispretty awful :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "I have been playing with a Dark Tyranitar/Shiny Tyranitar deck myself. Milling cards is fun!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #365 from crosstrainer:Light Ledian is pretty awesome, watch out Feraligatr! RE: Flash Touch, will the effect on the new active Pokémon also prevent Neo 5 Burning? How about Char? Paint?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure I agree with you on this one...we thought Crobat was good for the same reason, but it really never even scared Feraligatr. As far as Flash Touch stopping Burn, that special condition isn't out yet, so who knows? It doesn't say that it stops Char or Paint, so those still work against it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #358 from yoshi1001:How does Light Dragonite's power interact with Base Charizard/Erika's Oddish's Power in regards to energy type?
master_trainer_pat says, "This question isn't as clear as it could be, but what I think you're asking is: Can I still Energy Burn a special energy card into Fire energy if Light Dragonite is my opponent's active Pokemon? The answer is no, because this Pokemon Power is always in effect. You could still Energy Burn a basic energy card though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #359 from crosstrainer:If I use Swords Dance with Jungle Scyther and then evolve to Dark Scizor, will Slash do 60 instead of 30? I know this is one of those "self-referencing" rules.
master_trainer_mike says, "Swords Dance is a status effect (like Agility or Smokescreen). Evolving the Scyther would remove it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #361 from crosstrainer:Light Arcanine's Drive Off pretty much thwarts Murkrow's Mean Look, doesn't it? If my opponent's Pokémon is asleep, will Drive Off still allow him to switch it with another?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes and yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #362 from crosstrainer:With the addition of Light Dragonite, Light Machamp, and an Unown D & X combo, to the growing list of NG Sneasel busters, any chance of letting NG Sneasel back in to modified or do you think it's still too powerful (or overrated in my opinion).
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, a card that powerful is still out of balance."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #363 from crosstrainer:Miracle Energy can count as a Lightning and a Fire energy for Shining Charizard? If so, after using White-hot Flame could I discard just the Miracle Energy, instead of a Lightning and a Fire energy?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, because Shining Charizard asks for two cards to be discarded"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #364 from crosstrainer:What exactly does Dark Omastar's Dark Tentacle Attack do? The online picture of the card is too fuzzy to make out the fine print....
master_trainer_mike says, "It says: During you ropponent's next turn, the defending Pokemon can't evolve exceptf rom effects of attacks or Pokemon Powers (Benching that Pokemon ends this effect) 30"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #366 from serialjoe:Can you guys let us know what is the promo for the fire season?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #367 from indigomaster33:when will we know where worlds will be?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're still waiting for a finalization of the contract...the announcement will have to wait, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #368 from crosstrainer:Counterattack Claws trainer is worded poorly. I'm pretty sure I know the intention of the card, but could you explain how it works basically?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a Pokemon tool. You keep it attached to your Pokemon. If that Pokemon takes damage form an attack (even if it is Knocked out) you flip a coin. On heads, you do 20 damage back and the Claws are discardd"
master_trainer_mike says, "discarded"
master_trainer_pat says, "You are correct, the wording is wrong. As it is worded it would do 20 more damage to the Pokemon it is attached to. Obviously, it should do 20 damage back to the Pokemon that just attacked it. Play it like it should be."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #370 from chrisbo:On Dark Exeggcutor's (did I spell that right? doh!) "MAX Burst" attack, are you supposed to flip a number of coins equal to the number of energy cards attached to all of the opponent's Pokemon, or only their Active Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "All of their Pokemon, just like Revelation Sneasel."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #372 from chrisbo:If both players have Dark Magcargo active, is the "Hot Plate" pokemon power cumulative so that the pokemon being laid down takes 20 damage (10+10)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, if both players have a Dark Macargo active the Powers will be cumulative."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #371 from crosstrainer:If my opponent plays Here Come's Team Rocket, and I have Unown S and R Rattata, can I use Unown S to turn my prizes back over and R Rattata and eventually scramble/hide my prizes again?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, Here Come's Team Rocket changes the game so you play with your prize cards face up for the rest of the game."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #373 from chrisbo:If I use Igglybuff's "Gaze" against Dark Gengar's "Deep Sleep", must an opponent still flip 2 coins to attempt to wake up his/her Active Pokemon, or does the "Gaze" effect wear off before the sleep check?
master_trainer_mike says, "Gaze wears at the end of the turn. Sleep checks are done between turns, this would not prevent Dark Gengar form making waking up harder."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #374 from general_surge:I can't wait until the 16th!!!! hope to see all of you there.
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool! See ya there!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #375 from dilo_654:I got some Neo Destiny cards, and they are all curled inward. What's the deal?
master_trainer_pat says, "How so?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Explain please."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #376 from chrisbo:If Shining Tyranitar's "Destructive Fire" attack is Metronomed or copied by Misty's Psyduck's (lv 18) ESP, does the Attack still do 50, even if there are no Fire Energy cards attached to the Pokemon doing the Attack? I would guess "no".
master_trainer_pat says, "The answer is yes. You wouldn't get the extra stuff, but you would get the damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #377 from beedrill300:With Dark Quilava's Incinerate attack, what happens if the card is not a Trainer card? Is it just put back on the top of his or her deck and do you shuffle?
master_trainer_mike says, "You just put it back on top of their deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #380 from gym_leader_blaine:how is that stadium even going to work with the challenge trounaments running after june 8th
master_trainer_mike says, "Let me clarify. The Gym Challenges AND the Stadium Challenges are separate events that all lead up to the World Championship."
master_trainer_mike says, "Gym Challenges are smaller and local, Stadiums are bigger and Regional."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope that helps."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #381 from gym_leader_blaine:how soon till we see the master professor online?
master_trainer_mike says, "As we get programs running, that will appear soon. Variable K is still being worked out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #382 from yoshi1001:April 20th in Chicago. I'll have those questions ready for PIRN. Oh, and if you want me to judge anything (Pokémon, that is), I'll be happy to ablige!
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool. Thanks for the offer but I think we will have enough staff for the Stadiums. Professors should play inethir Challenge so they can try and win a trip to come help us Judge at Worlds :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #384 from gym_leader_blaine:will you need professors to help judge at the stadium tournaments
master_trainer_pat says, "You usually would talk to the TO's about that, but we think that they're pretty well covered for this year's Stadium Challenges"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #383 from serialjoe:It probably wont happen, but what if all the art you get for the Snorlax contest...stinks?
master_trainer_mike says, "It hasn't happened. Some of it is quite good :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll use Dark MT Mike's"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #385 from pokesensei:Hey Mike,what`s the current # of registered professors?
master_trainer_mike says, "About 160 so far."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #386 from beedrill300:With Unown C's Chase power, should the Apply weakness and resistance sentence be omitted since you cant apply weak/resist for placing counters?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, we will look into which way it is suppoed to be played."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #387 from gym_leader_blaine:MTM in your artical on the web about neo destiny you said that all the onowns were out now to make the a ABC set. This is not tru, when will unown R come out?
master_trainer_mike says, "I meant the Romulan alphabet. They don;t use the letter R .......(hope that works)."
darkmt_mike smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #388 from matt_moss:Is there any way of getting WotC organized 15+ tournaments at every gym tournament, parallel to the 11-14 and 10-, aside from the trips. Possibly with new formats and basically run and controlled by WotC? I just want more chances to play, and side events only bring in about 20-30 people, which is barely worth going to, and they also get little attention, if any. I just want more chances to play, and possibly more constructed formats to tinker around with.
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have provided prizze support for the Gym Challenges and almost all of them plan on running 15+ side events/ You will have plenty of chances to play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #389 from michael_3188:If an Dark Gengar uses Pull In on an Holo Suicune would the Suicune become asleep?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't use Pull In on a Suicune(holo). In other words, you could choose Suicune, but it will not effect it due to Crystal Body"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #390 from bigdaddysnorlax:If a Rainbow Energy is Played on a Pokemon while Light Dragonite's Pokemon power is in effect, will the Damage for Rainbow still occur or will theat effect be shut off immediately
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it will."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #391 from yoshi1001:What about Erika's Oddish v. Light Dragonite? E. Oddish's power is always on. What happens if I attach a DCE to it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, this one will have to go to the rules team. Good question."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're not gonna touch that one...it'll have to wait for the rules team meeting"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #392 from monkeyman8889:Do you have to flip for the baby effect with dark gatr active?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's not a Pokemon Power."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #393 from serialjoe:I heard a rumor that after Neo Destiny, there will be no more first edition cards. Is this true?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #394 from crosstrainer:Pat, RE:365, Light Ledian is a hit-and-run hard hitting grass type. Anything week to grass will take some massive damage.
master_trainer_mike says, "It's not bad but needeing 3 energy means it is still trun 3 vefore you can use it's Comet Punch."
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo Discovery's Scyther can start on turn 2."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or even the Heracross has better odds of doing more damage (anti-gatr?)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, I realize that, but we thought that Crobat would put a dent in Feraligatr's dominance for the same reason. It just has not been the case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #395 from jay_lv99:when will neo4 be out
master_trainer_mike says, "It already is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #396 from jay_lv99:any news on VS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, we will not release it (no plans)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #397 from bigdaddysnorlax:Regarding Light Dragonite's Power not allowing you to Energy Burn a DCE, are you saying that Dragonite's Power overrides Charizard's?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, in this case the 'always on' power of Light Dragonite will override Charizard's 'once per turn' power."
master_trainer_pat says, "It is less clear in the case of two 'always on' Power's like Lt Dragonite's and E. Oddish"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #398 from serialjoe:How are the league negotiations going with toys r us? (crosses fingeres)
master_trainer_mike says, "They have already said that any of their stores that want to run the League can do so. We are pushing them to sned a letter out form their corpoar"
master_trainer_mike says, "corporate office to each of their stores letting them know that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #399 from evil_mewtwo1:If I have 2 Dark Gengar's in play does the opponent have to flip 4 times to become awake?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #400 from chrisbo:RE: Q358 So in other words, you're saying that even if the Special Energy Card is Fire Burned or Photosynthesized into Fire or Grass, Light Dragonite's "Miraculous Wind" makes it stay colorless because it's still a Special Energy card, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Fire Burned yes, Photosynthesis is a continula Power as well. We have to go to the rules team for that one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #401 from monkeyman8889:Why in all the decks you post do you guys play Moo-Moo Milk
master_trainer_mike says, "to remind ourselves of the sound cows make"
master_trainer_mike says, "actually, I like it better because I can have a different Poketool attached instead of a Gold Berry (like Focus Band or now Miracle Berry)."
master_trainer_mike says, "The ability to use it when you want (instead of needing a condition for Gold Berry) makes it more flexible in my opinion."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #402 from serialjoe:We know that Booster Boxes have 12 holo-rares inthem, but I havent gotten a Neo destiny box yet and was wondering how many Shining _____ are in the boxes?
master_trainer_pat says, "You are incorrect. There is no guarantee of any number of holos in a box of boosters. Shining cards are slightly more rare than holo cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #403 from bigdaddysnorlax:If you flip a tails for Counterattack Claws, does it still get discarded?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "Wrong"
master_trainer_pat says, "You do discard it."
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry. I was too quicl on the answer."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #404 from general_surge:What kind of prizes might we expect to see for the Prof/Wizards Challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean the special event I am holding for you at Worlds? Hmmmm, many cool things young padawan :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #406 from tyrant_dude:is there a dark tyrannitar? if so, what does he do?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can take out baby Pokemon on the Bench or make your opponent Mill away cards! Very cool!"
master_trainer_pat says, "He's pretty cool, there's alot of text, so we won't give it all out here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #405 from whatever360:MTM, any news on your trip to Europe?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still in the works."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #407 from chrisbo:If you use "Here Comes Team Rocket" to turn the prizes face up, and then later use "Imposter Prof. Oak's Invention" to shuffle the opponent's prizes back into the deck, when the opponent deals their prizes back out are they dealt face up or face down?
master_trainer_pat says, "Our answers our basically from the wording on Here Comes Team Rocket which says: For the rest of the game, play with your prizes face up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #408 from tyrant_dude:re #374 what's on the 16th? what month?
master_trainer_mike says, "The East Coast Stadium Challenge at Secauscus, NJ"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #409 from chrisbo:Just for clarification, for "Impostor Prof. Oak's Invention", do you have to have your opponent shuffle ALL their prize cards in to the deck, or just the ones you want them to? All or some?
master_trainer_pat says, "All of them"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #410 from michael_3188:Shining Kabutops' Water Slash States "does 50 damage plus 10 for each W energy attached to Shining Kabutops (not used to pay for the attack) dont apply Resitance" Do you still apply Weakness?
master_trainer_pat says, "You do apply weakness"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #411 from chrisbo:Hey guys, I noticed something on the new Dark Haunter. The "Call Back" attack says "(You can’t use this attack if your Bench is full)". Shouldn’t that really say "... if your *opponent’s* bench is full"?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a typo. Of course, it actually matters whether your opponent's Bench is full or not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #412 from gym_leader_blaine:if you have two dark gengar on your bench would you have to flip 4 times to wake up?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #413 from general_surge:Suppose I am 1337 enough to win the Prof Stadium event. Since that gives a trip and so does the Prof Championships, does that mean I can't 0wn the Championships as well?
master_trainer_mike says, "First of all, I doubt it :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "But you can certainly participate in both."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you were to win both trips, the 2nd place finisher at the Professor Championship would then get a trip."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #415 from serialjoe:I would love to see DMTM's snorlax art!!! Release the card with two different art versions!
master_trainer_mike says, "His art is up on the web site. Look for the Snorlax that has a Gengar off in the distance looking on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #416 from purity1:will the side events at the stadiums be open to all age groups?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they will.,"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #417 from michael_3188:Do you have to win an Gym challange to play in the main event at the Worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "You have to win at a Gym Challenge, or Stadium Challenge to get a trip to worlds. More invitations will be given out to top ranked DCI players and some high finishers from the last 2 STS's (this does not incliude trips though)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #414 from michael_3188:I heard on an forum that there was going to be 2 gym challanges in Dallas? Is this true and if so are they on the same day?
master_trainer_pat says, "Must be just a rumor"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #418 from daytongl:Say I should happen to win a Professor event at a Stadium Challenge. Am I still able to play at the Professor Championship? If I am allowed to play, and just happen to win that (boy, I'm really dreaming here), would the trip go to 2d place?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #419 from lance313:Will there be pre-registration for the Stadium events, ala the STSs?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #420 from serialjoe:Is there anyway we can get even a little hint on the Fire Season Promo...I just wanna know if its holo...and maybe its attacks, names, hp, weakness, resistance, retreat cost, promo number...thats not much is it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Splunge."
master_trainer_pat says, "Muggltypaw"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #421 from serialjoe:ask/ if it was ditto vs ditto, no bench, one prize each...who would win? How would you decide it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Coin flip"
master_trainer_mike says, "You would both explode from boredom."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #422 from lance313:re Q390 (Light Dragonite/Rainbow Energy) you replied 'yes it will' Yes it will what? Still do damage or the effect turned off immediately before damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still do damage. This is done when the card is played."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #423 from sd_pokemom:Since there's discrepancies between the Penalty Guidelines dicta and what we're 'supposed' to do in Pokemon REL1, could we get some sort of 'rule of thumb' guidelines for applicable penalty translations?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually, this will be covered in discussion in the Professor Exclusive email list (coming soon)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Basiaclly since Pokemon is NOT match play, when you look at the Penalty guidelines, convert game loss to prize card loss."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #424 from serialjoe:what is all this card-e mumbo jumbo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Gads, the future of Pokemon keeps changing so much (almost daily). I hesitate to mention anything until we truly know."
master_trainer_pat says, "What mumbo jumbo are you referring to?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Card-E came out in Japan. Needs a converter for your Game Boy Advance."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #425 from crosstrainer:I never heard, was there ever a final answer on how to play Holo Suicune?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes there was. It has been posted on the Pokegym."
master_trainer_mike says, "Basically Suicune does exactly what is syas. It prevents effects of attacks from being done to it (except for damage)."
master_trainer_mike says, "It does NOT prevent effects done to any other Pokemon nor does it stop self damage done to Pokemon that attackit."
master_trainer_mike says, "Much easier and simpler."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #426 from monkeyman8889:So what was the answer to the dark gatr qusetion I asked earlier? (I was booted off net)
master_trainer_pat says, "The Dark Gatr's power only shuts off Baby Pokemon Powers not the actual Baby Power"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #427 from bigdaddysnorlax:To be perfectly clear, Rainbow Energy sdoes Damage owhen played from your hand, even if Light Dragonite's Power is in effect?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct Rainbow energy says When you attach this card from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon, it does 10 damage to that Pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "This is done as you play the card BEFORE Miraculous Wind has any effect on the in-play Rainbow energy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #428 from jay_lv99:YOU ARE NOT GONNA RELEASE VS!!! why not? :^(
master_trainer_pat says, "It was decided that it really wasn't a good choice for our market."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #429 from michael_3188:If the Team Rocket expansion is removed from Modified will Dark Crobat be able to be used?
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe, wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #430 from jay_lv99:do you discard counterattack claws if you flip tails?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #431 from bigdaddysnorlax:Pat,, Charizards Power is as often as you like. Does that change anything vs an always on Power?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct. TPC makes a distiction between 'activated' powers and 'always on' powers. I was looking for the word 'activated' ealier to describe Charizards power when I called it a 'once per turn' power. Both types are activated, while Lt Dragonite's is an 'always on' power"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #432 from evil_mewtwo1:Re 402: How come my box did not contain 12 rares but instead only 8 and 3 shinys?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #433 from evil_mewtwo1:what I mean though only 8 total including shinys
master_trainer_pat says, "There is no set number of rares per box of boosters, fluctuation in the numbers of these in a box should be expected when the product is randomly sorted."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #435 from bigdaddysnorlax:Do you like the Chats better right after a new set comes out and there are less opportunities for singing? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "It's ok, what are you saying about my singing?!?!?!? (sniff sniff)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #434 from bubbi_guru:I don't know if this has been asked but, does dark Gator shut off all baby pokemon powers, or make it so that you don't have to flip for the baby rule?
master_trainer_pat says, "You still have to flip for the Baby rule"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #436 from melisand:I haven't been sleeping well at night because haunters keep haunting my dreams. What's the fastest way to dispose of a haunter?
master_trainer_pat says, "Who ya gonna call?"
master_trainer_mike says, "It only has 50 HP after all."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #437 from crosstrainer:June 8th will be in San Diego, same place as the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably not, details to come on the web soon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #438 from bubbi_guru:so drk haunter's call back attack doesn't work if either players bench is full, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it only doesn't work if your opponent's bench is full"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #439 from bubbi_guru:where is worlds going to be held?
master_trainer_mike says, "When it is finalized, we will tell you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #440 from monkeyman8889:Does Dark Gatr shut off the baby effect or flip of coin?
master_trainer_pat says, "No...No...No"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #441 from daytongl:any word on a PDF version of the V6 Rulebook?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'll ask about it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #443 from martin_moreno:What are your thoughts on the recent occourances on the boards?
master_trainer_mike says, "This is not the location to talk about board activity for one."
master_trainer_mike says, "For two, fans are fans."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #444 from martin_moreno:Are you considering any part of southern US for the central challenge? Like Oklahoma or Texas?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is a Gym Challenge in Texas and a Central Stadium Challenge in the Chicago area."
master_trainer_pat says, "Those locations were considered, yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #445 from sd_pokemom:Will the TOs of the Stadium Challenges need any assistance from the local Professors for judging, etc?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is up to each TO. If you are interested in offering to help, email custserv@wizards.com and they can forward it on for you."
master_trainer_mike says, "But I know that they should have enough staff and Professors should try and play in eth Challenge held for them if they can."
master_trainer_mike says, "Offering to help is greatly appreciated though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #446 from general_surge:If I have I double gust a ditto with 30 damage and a psychic energy and he gusts up a Sabrina's Gastly(with the Pumping Pokemon Power). Previously I had a baby active. What would happen to the ditto?
master_trainer_mike says, "It would be a Sabrina's Gastly with 30 damage on it (since it's Pokemon Power would allow +10 HP per psycihic energy attached)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #447 from chrisbo:RE: Q426 OK, let me get this straight, Dark Feraligatr's "Scare" power does not eliminate the Baby Rule check, but only the Pokemon Powers of babies (i.e. "Playful Punch", "Gaze", etc.)? So I could still Eeeeeeek with Dark Gatr in play then, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Your babies cannot attack if Dark Feraligatr is the Defending Pokemon but they can if it's on the bench."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #448 from crosstrainer:With all these new confusing pokémon powers, any chance of bribing you guys into re-releasing Fossil Muk as a promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see, for now you could use Magby's Sputter or Goop Gas Attack."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #449 from martin_moreno:i forget the crazy ruling but, if gengar uses pull in against a suicune, does it get to pick a pokemon to "gust" up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure, we will have to ask."
master_trainer_mike says, "Since you are choosing a non-suicune but then switching it up (which then does affect Suicune in a way)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #450 from general_surge:Is there a plam version of DCI Reporter?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that we know of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #451 from daytongl:Dark Ariados's Entagle - if the new active is a baby, would I have to flip for the baby rule prior to paralization?
master_trainer_mike says, "No you would not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #452 from jay_lv99:what happened to the pokeplex?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure hwat that is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #454 from bubbi_guru:re: #438: do you really think it is fair to the buyers of your products for your mistakes on cards like haunter and suicune that SPECIFICLY state one thing and then for you to change that? Shouldn't you correct your mistakes? How can new blood come in

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #455 from bubbi_guru:to the game if the kids can't even be sure of what the cards they are playing really do???
master_trainer_mike says, "First of all, even with a few errors, the product comes out over 99% error free. There is NO such thing as a perfect product anywhere."
master_trainer_mike says, "I defy you to find any book without typos, or any other TCG that doesn't have them either."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you had ANY idea of the huge amount of pressure we get under with making Pokemon with constantly changing schedules, requests from the licensor, issues with printing, resource allocation, and translation issues you would realize that that is a silly question at best."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry to sound tough but come on guys. What is perfect every single time in life? Hmmm?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Do we like having errors? Of course not. Do we do our best to stop them, yes!"
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon Company also goes over the cards, so is it their fault too? Geez."
master_trainer_mike says, "Enough said."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #456 from crosstrainer:RE: 446, Mike you're thinking of the wrong S. Gastly, it would be KO'd....
master_trainer_mike says, "Why? You said Ditto has 30 damage and is now a copy of the S Gastly with Gasoeus Form. With 1 energy attached S Gastly would have 40 HP."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #457 from general_surge:Re: Q446 Suppose the same situation with Warp Point?
master_trainer_mike says, "Are you asking if there is a sequence in usinga Double Gust and a Warp POint? If so your question was hard to understand.,"
master_trainer_mike says, "We have never actually defined whether Trainer cards have a sequence or not. We will actually have to ask on this one."
master_trainer_pat says, "I would think that you don't check the game state until after following all instructions of a trainer card"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #459 from lizardotc:If I have a Magmar that evolved from Magby as my active Pokémon and Broken Ground Gym is in play, do I have to pay 1 extra energy to retreat it?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's now an evolved Pokemon so it would not cost more to retreat"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #461 from jay_lv99:is there a new spinarak?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not in Destiny."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #462 from chrisbo:Sorry, I didn't word my last question properly, let's see if I understand it correctly. If my Dark Feraligatr is against a Cleffa, do I still need to flip for the Baby Rule in order to do the "Crushing Blow" attack? (exhale, ah that's better).
master_trainer_pat says, "Much better, Chrisbo. You still must flip for the Baby Rule."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #463 from general_surge:Yes there is a sequence in both. With double gust you switch. With warp point your opponent switches first.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes there is a sequence but it has never been defined when the game state checks are done."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, until we talk with the rules team, we will not answer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #464 from crosstrainer:In modified format, is Fossil Egg still the "best way" to put Aerodactyl, Omanyte, and Kabuto into play?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, though if you can get Discovery Kabuto in play...Revive Friends"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #465 from general_surge:Have you made a ruling on the Crobat/FHE situation?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet, the team hasn't met recently. It is on the lsit."
master_trainer_mike says, "list"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #466 from jay_lv99:will you please sing
master_trainer_mike says, "OBLA DI OBLA DA LIFE GOES ON!"
master_trainer_mike says, "YAAAHHHHHHH!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "LA LA LA LA LIFE GOES ON!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #467 from martin_moreno:What do YOU think is the strongest deck in Modified?
master_trainer_pat says, "Feraligatr"
master_trainer_mike says, "Still building new decks myself, Gatr is up there but fire decks have been getting pretty lean and mean"
master_trainer_mike says, "And Dark Gengar is pretty tough"
master_trainer_pat says, "There are some that come close, but so far no one has knocked the king off the hill"
master_trainer_mike says, "That new Heracross may do it though in a good grass deck."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #468 from lizardotc:If I have a Light Dragonite active, with Ecogym in play and I use SER to remove 1 Recycle Energy and 1 Darkness Energy from the opponent's active Tyranitar, BOTH energy cards go to the discard pile, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct. They would still be considered Special Energy cards BUT they would also be colorless energy cards in this case and so Ecogym would NOT protect them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #469 from martin_moreno:Have you decided on making a different format than Modified for Worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #470 from jay_lv99:LA LA LA!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #472 from jay_lv99:what's the new heracross
master_trainer_mike says, "Does either 30 or 60 if you flip heads. Better odds of doing 60 than a Crobat (which needs 2 heads) or even the Aridso that needs 2 heads."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #473 from martin_moreno:If you and team compendium was on survivor, who would get the boot first?
master_trainer_mike says, "I owuld volunteer to leave the island so I could go home and have more fun."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #474 from jay_lv99:would you consider miracle energy a shiny card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well it sure does sparkle and its real purty."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #475 from jay_lv99:LOL
master_trainer_mike says, "LOLA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "LO LO LO LO LOLA!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Y - O -D A"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yoda"
master_trainer_mike says, "LO LO LO LO LOLAAAAAAAAAAAA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "That's it for questions?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #476 from general_surge:What do you think of Turbo Bellosom in modified. With a lot of draw you can get AT LEAST two out by turn 3. Thats enough to kill Gatr. So what do you think?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well you would need 6 cards minumum to pull that off (oddish-Gloom Bellossom) twice. Without Breeder it would be tough."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #477 from evil_mewtwo1:How many people are you expecting for the 16th?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #478 from jay_lv99:spinarak is the best
master_trainer_mike says, "Really?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #479 from martin_moreno:Since Dark Scizor is both dark and metal, do you think it can make an impact in modified since it uses both without the nasty effects from the special energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe, we want to see what you guys come up with but bieng weak to fire is tough"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #480 from sd_pokemom:Will you be at the WEst stadium?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #484 from crosstrainer:If my Misdreavus put's opps active to sleep, and he Gust of Winds me, and I bring it back up, if its still asleep, can I Perish Song it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #485 from oiwondr:what do you think the future of pokemon tcg is?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are so many companies and people involved, it always nail biting."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think that if we can get a good draft environment going, the outlook would be better."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #486 from sd_pokemom:Correction: will you MTs be at the West Stadium Challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well Kierin and I will definately be. Hopefully some of the others can make it too."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'd like to go."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #488 from sd_pokemom:What sets would you suggest using for draft?
master_trainer_mike says, "Good question. Gym Heroes and Challenge work bets."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or you can do Rocket and Genesis."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or Maybe Genesis and Revelation"
master_trainer_mike says, "Or Genesis and Destiny"
master_trainer_mike says, "We tried Revelation and Destiny and I thought it went ok."
master_trainer_pat says, "I wasn't impressed with Revelation/Destiny...too many dead evolutions. In other words, evolutions that you can't get the full line from."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #489 from general_surge:If I bring a case of maple bars for each of the judges at Origins can I get a bye?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, no byes this year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #491 from general_surge:Some people have been wondering with counterattack claws, when you flip tails, does it stay on?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wonder no more, it doesn't stay on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #492 from evil_mewtwo1:do you think this is a good combo Misdreavus and Dark Gengar?
master_trainer_mike says, "That might be pretty cool."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #493 from crobatkiller87:If I have a light Azumarill As my active and i attach a miracle energy to it and attack with bubble jump and get a heads can i move the miracle energy to another pokemon that is not light or shinning and does it still have to be discarded?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it will be discarded at the end of your turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #494 from martin_moreno:So, this time only Challenge and stadium winners go to worlds, no invites for high DCI ranked players?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wrong. As I said earlier, invitations will be extended to top ranked DCI players AND top finishers form the last 2 STS's. Trips can only be earned through te Gym or Stadium Challnges at."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #495 from chrisbo:Just to make sure I understand correctly: Say Misdreavus successfully uses Perish Song against a Spearow with Focus Band. If Spearow survives the Focus Band flip and wakes up, it can do Mirror Move to K.O. Misdreavus. Is this correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes that is correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #496 from general_surge:When do you think the team battles will be started?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will have Professors starting to pay test the rules fo rus soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #497 from daytongl:Are the TOs for the Gym Challenges being advised/persuaded to seek out local Professors for Judges/Event Staff?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, but keep in ind that this is a new program. There are only so many registered Professors at this time and the TO's have to get their staff lined up very early."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have made them aware of the list of Professor sthough."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #498 from jay_lv99:do you watch pokemon tv show?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not really. I saw the first 3 episodes and the 3rd movie."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I'll stick to Danger Mouse re-runs"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #499 from jay_lv99:I have an idea for a tv show, all day long, video of pokemon tcg all day long
master_trainer_mike says, "we can play it on the court TV channel, might help their ratings"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "Episode 2: Mr. Suitcase shows up!"
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "So no one has talked about Dark Typhlosion yet. He is one bad mamma jamma!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Agreed. Though I like Dark Quilava even better."
master_trainer_mike says, "True true"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #502 from oiwondr:do you think pokemon tcg will be televised on espn2 as magic has been?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not this year. Who kows what the future will hold."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #503 from evil_mewtwo1:He is awesome!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #504 from jay_lv99:whaddas he do?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry my friend, we can't post all of the text on the cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out some of the fan web sites that have full spoilsers though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #505 from gym_leader_blaine:mike when are you guys shooting for the rewards program with pokemon
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, the Professor Program has blossomed into something bigger than originlly planned (which is great). With all of the new formats (Rochester, Team Multiplayer) new sets (Destiny and the future), working on new rule"
master_trainer_mike says, "new rulings lists and so on, the Player Rewards program will be a little later this year than originally planned."
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably after the Summer."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #507 from gym_leader_blaine:i missed that answer to my question earlier since I hat to run to school. IF you have two Dark Gengar on your bench do you have to flip four times to wake up?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you still just have to flip twice"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #508 from oiwondr:are there any plans to make playing online easier?
master_trainer_mike says, "We do not have the rights to do anything with online play for the TCG."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #509 from sd_pokemom:How many professors are there now, and how many did you expect?
master_trainer_mike says, "About 160+ which is a great start. I actually had no idea how many there would/will be. The more the merrier!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So what about that Dark Espeon huh? That one is pretty darn cool too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Psychic really got the best in this set I think."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #510 from gym_leader_blaine:how many levels of professors will you think there will be? with magic there is 5 if i am right
master_trainer_pat says, "Just 2 levels right now"
master_trainer_mike says, "So which Shining Pokemon (if any) would any of you ever use in a deck?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #512 from gym_leader_blaine:I know that but are their plans for more and the years go on?
master_trainer_mike says, "It all depends on whether more levels are needed or not. It is easier to sttart relatively simple and add complexity if it is needed."
master_trainer_mike says, "To become a professor just go to the Pokemon web site. All of the info you need is on the Professor pages."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #513 from evil_mewtwo1:MEWTWO SINCE I LOVE MEWTWOS!!!!!!!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "DAP Steve likes that one the best. I lean towards Shining Tyraintar myself."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #514 from crosstrainer:Using miracle energy, I might be willing to try Shining Gyarados
master_trainer_mike says, "Really? With only 1 Miracle Energy allowed that might be tough."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #516 from purity1:i like shining tyranitar and shining mewtwo....
master_trainer_mike says, "Then we are in agreement, though I recall reaidng a conversation on the Zeo pages about how Shining Raichu would rule the day!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't think I believe it though......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #517 from gym_leader_blaine:the list that is given for Pokemon Professors, is that the order of who past first and so on
master_trainer_mike says, "It changes as info is updated and frauds are removed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #518 from evil_mewtwo1:I like the flovor text to Kabutops
master_trainer_mike says, "ewwwwwww"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #519 from crosstrainer:I'm not too keen about 3+ types of energy in a deck, then again, I don't like using rainbow energy either
master_trainer_mike says, "I don't mind playing 3 color in drfat decks though but not so much in costructed."
master_trainer_mike says, "I did have an all Rocket Basic deck once that did ok (Rocket's Hitmonchan, Scyther, Mewtwo, Moltres, and Snorlax)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #520 from jay_lv99:where on the site? (re #511)
master_trainer_mike says, "Go to the front Pokemon pages. There is a link to the Professor page on there."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #522 from crosstrainer:Guy's, who is your favorite pokémon to use Rainbow Energy on?
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo Genisis Sneasel or any of the Metal Pokemon(w/ one Metal attached already)"
master_trainer_mike says, "I use it in my Shining/Dark Tyranitar deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #521 from purity1:hey, that was ech and gloom! :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #523 from gym_leader_blaine:but is the person on the top of the list the first one to past? and second, the second player to pass, and so on ?
master_trainer_mike says, "not necesarily"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #524 from skywolf9653:MTM, I just would like to say, Thank-you to you and your staff for all your tireless dedication to keeping this game flourishing.
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks! Youe hear that Pat, you are all my staff!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoo-hooo!"
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "We do our best to keep it fun in this economy :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm too broke to laugh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #525 from jay_lv99:can you still do the neo4 contest?
master_trainer_mike says, "It should have just gone live today."
master_trainer_mike says, "And with that note (LAAAAAAA) it is time for us to skeeeedaddle."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's all folks!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will try and get some of the rules questions answered for next time."
master_trainer_pat says, "I won't be at the next couple of chats...have fun if you go to New Jersey."
master_trainer_mike says, "He will be in Rio sipping cool drinks with the hot senoritas!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(filled with envy!!!)"
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "and Pokemon will be far from my mind."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye all!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So you will be stuck with me alone for a few weeks! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See yo next week!"
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.