Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, March 07, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Good afternoon everyone!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Howdy howdy howdy!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you know it alsmots noswed here today?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Almost that is"
master_trainer_mike says, "Its interesting to watch all of the locals panic when a snowflake hits the ground :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Being from Vermont myself, I used to panic when I SAW the ground!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, hope you've had a great week!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't forget the East Coast Stadium takes place on the 16th in New Jersey."
darkmt_mike says, "Yo! Yo! YO! DMTM In the house!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DMTM, DAP Steve, Kierin and I will there to help make it a fun tournament."
master_trainer_mike says, "Look for us by name!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Okay-day on with the questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #541 from lizardotc:If my active Light Dragonite has 9 damage counters on it, and my opponent has a Dark Ampharose benched, what happens when I attach a Potion Energy to the Light Dragonite? (Remove 1 counter, then place one counter?)
master_trainer_mike says, "It's the same old answe when you have two effects that take place at the same time."
master_trainer_mike says, "First, Light Dragonite does NOT prevent the healing effect from the Energy card as it is not in play yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "The effect from Conductivity and the Potion Energy do take place at the same time however."
master_trainer_mike says, "So the Active player's effect goes first, then the Defending Player's effects go second."
master_trainer_mike says, "If one player comntrols more than one effect, they get to decide what order they go in when their effects take place."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #542 from martin_moreno:So, where IS worlds gonna be?
darkmt_mike says, "Where there is Coffe and Maple Bars I hope!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #543 from mt_icecold:question, if I use thought wave machine with pokemon tower in play and say i get 3 heads, when i choose the 3 energy to return, are they discarded due to pokemon tower?
darkmt_mike says, "These Two do not interact. One is from the discard pile and one from your opponents Pokémon."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #544 from lance313:Well, it DID snow down here in sunny San Diego a couple months ago. One mile wide path. traffic gridlock, lol.
darkmt_mike says, "Excellent!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Two snowflakes was it?"
darkmt_mike smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #545 from turbocharizard:In the chat on Feb 21st you said that in the Pokemon League Tournament Seed 1 plays seed 32. In the tournament at my local store (C&D Gamestores, Lancaster, PA) we had seed 1 play seed 2, 3 play 4, and so on. How should it be done? If the store is wrong, how can I change it?
master_trainer_mike says, "If the tournament is being sanctioned then they are running it incorrectly. The rules for seeding are listed in the Floor Rules on our web site."
master_trainer_mike says, "If it is sanctioned and it is being run wrong you can write in to the dci@wizards.com to report it."
master_trainer_mike says, "If it is NOT sanctioned then they can run it as they want though you certainly are free to tell them how you feel about it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #546 from serialjoe:Hey I've heard some rumors and junk but is it true you guys will be able to make your own set of Pokemon? Or is that just a rumor. If you did, what would you focus on most?
darkmt_mike says, "WE are always trying to be more involved in Poké development....."
darkmt_mike says, "...and I would work on Maple Bar trainers!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #548 from crobatkiller177:if i use magby's sputter on erika's vilplume will it be able to use its power or will it get shut off
master_trainer_mike says, "You do the damage from an attack first, if that triggers anything (in this case it does) you then do what is triggered, then you continue and do what the attack says besides damage."
master_trainer_mike says, "So the Sputter effect takes place AFTER Erika's Vileplume's Pollen Defense goes off."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #549 from mt_icecold:which of the Mt's will be attending the central stadium challenge and what will their duties be, play around and have fun of like run tounrmanets
darkmt_mike says, "We always have to work!"
darkmt_mike says, "I hope to go!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be there to run the Professor event"
darkmt_mike says, "I'm with stupid."
master_trainer_mike says, "See other t-shirt"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, btw we had a rules team meeting yesterday and have some answers for some fo the questions you are aksing today. So please allow me to post the entire reults of that meeting (you might want to relax, this may take a moment)"
darkmt_mike says, "Yahoo!"
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #550 from martin_moreno:Does suicune (holo) Block the effect of dark gengars "pull in" attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon Rules Team Updates 3/6/02"
master_trainer_mike says, "1) Light Dragonite's Miraculous Wind Pokemon Power"
master_trainer_mike says, "Light Dragonite's Miraculous Wind Pokemon Power reads: As long as Light Dragonite is your Active Pokemon, each Special Energy card provides (colorless) Energy instead of its usual type and its other effects stop working. This power stops working while Light Dragonite is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed."
master_trainer_mike says, "Q. Would a Double Colorless Energy card provide 1 or 2 colorless energy while Miraculous Wind is Active?"
master_trainer_mike says, "A. It would provide 2 colorless energy. Double Colorless Energy (while a Special Energy card) normally provides 2 colorless Energy and this is NOT considered an additional effect of that card. The top of the card shows 2 colorless energy symbols and that is what this card provides."
master_trainer_mike says, "Q. Would Full Heal, Potion, and Rainbow Energy still do their various "play" effects while Miraculous Wind is Active?"
master_trainer_mike says, "A. Yes they would. For example, Potion Energy says: If you play this card from your hand, remove 1 damage counter from the Pokemon you attach it to, if it has any. This effect is done as the card is played BEFORE Miraculous Wind can affect the card. Miraculous Wind stops all additional effects of Special Energy cards that are already in play. Meaning Rainbow Energy will NOT provide all Energy types but only Colorless for example."
master_trainer_mike says, "Q. How does Erika's Oddish's Photosynthesis Pokemon Power interact with Miraculous Wind?"
master_trainer_mike says, "A. Photosynthesis reads: All Energy cards attached to Erika's Oddish provide (grass) Energy instead of their usual type. This power works even while Erika's Oddish is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed. This effect is written effectively the same as Miraculous Wind. Both of these effects occur at the same time. When that happens, you default to Active Player's effect goes first, then Defending Player's effect goes second."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, if there was a Special Energy card attached to your Erika's Oddish (so it is affected by both Photosynthesis and Miraculous Wind) and your opponent had a Light Dragonite as their Active Pokemon, the results would be:"
master_trainer_mike says, "On your turn (you are the Active player) first the Photosynthesis effect is done first and then the Miraculous Wind is done second so the attached Special Energy card provides Colorless Energy."
master_trainer_mike says, "In the same situation on your opponent's turn, first the attached Special Energy card provides Colorless and then the Photosynthesis is done so the attached Special Energy card ends up providing Grass energy."
master_trainer_mike says, "Q. What about a Buzzap'd Electrode or Charizard's Energy Burn? How do they interact?"
master_trainer_mike says, "A. We are still working out the rulings interactions with these cards. There are bigger rules issues still being discussed. We will let you know as soon as we know."
master_trainer_mike says, "Q. What happens if you attach a Full Heal Energy card to a Pokemon that had had Crobat's Triggered Poison done to it last turn?"
master_trainer_mike says, "A. Once again, these effects happen at the same time so the Active Player's effect takes place first. In this case it means that the Pokemon in this example would end up Poisoned."
master_trainer_mike says, "Q. Do Trainer Cards like Double Gust or Warp Point have a sequence of effects? Can Pokemon be Knocked out partway through completing the Trainer card?"
master_trainer_mike says, "A. Yes, these Trainer do have a specific sequence of who does what first. A Pokemon cannot be Knocked out partway through the Trainer card however. You must complete all of the actions of a Trainer card BEFORE you check for game state checks (to see if a Pokemon is Knocked out for example)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Q. I had read in the Master Rulings document that a Dark Energydiscarded after being Energy Burned would give Charizard's Fire Spin 100 + 10 extra damage, similiar to Dark Houndoom's Dark Fire; however, Charizard says "in order to do this attack, discard two energy cards attached to Charizard." Due to the fact that discarding "in order to do this attack" happens before energy effects are resolved, wouldn't Fire Spin ONLY do 100 damage?"
master_trainer_mike says, "A. That is correct. In this case, the Darkness Energy is discarded IN ORDER TO do the attack. This means that its damage increase effects are NOT added to the Final damage."
master_trainer_mike says, "Q. Can you use Dark Gengar's Pull In attack against an Active Suicune (LV 33 with Crystal Body Pokemon Power)? What happens? What about if a Suine is on the Bench? Can you target it with Pull In?"
master_trainer_mike says, "A. Suicune's Crystal Body Pokemon Power prevents ALL effects of attacks except for damage done to Suicune. So while you can use Pull In against Suicune (and still do the 30 damage) you would NOT be able switch Suince with a Pokemon from the Bench. You would also NOT be able to switch Suicune UP from the Bench for the same reason."
master_trainer_mike says, "whew! Did you get all that?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Fast typing huh? ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #554 from ikendall:"The effect from Conductivity and the Potion Energy do take place at the same time however." Therefore, does Blaine's Ninetales Power + Rainbow energy not work simultaniously? Which contradicts previous rulings which said Rainbow works first.
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually you are correct. Potion Energy takes place BEFORE the Conductivity power as Potion Energy's effect is when you play the card from your hand and Dark Conductivity is when it is attached."
master_trainer_mike says, "The question about Rainbow and Blaine's Ninetails is similar but not exactly the same as Rainbow Energy does not even COUNT as Fire energy UNTIL it is already in play."
master_trainer_mike says, "Similar but different."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #552 from serialjoe:does DMTM evolve from MTM
darkmt_mike says, "Does Gengar Evolve from Weedle?"
master_trainer_mike says, "more like devolution......."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
darkmt_mike says, "Ha Ha"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #553 from thepokeboss:If i have an active dark gengar and my opponent have to non babies pokémon , if i switch the opponent's active pokémon will i asleep the one which comes from the bench ?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes they will sleep. It is past the attack step."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #555 from jay_lv99:OK, I have my Octillery out. on Octazooka, it says "flip a coin, if heads whenever the defending pokemon attacks, your opponent flips a coin, if tails that attack does nothing. (benching or evolving that pokemon ends this effect). If I faint a pokemon with octazooka and flip a head, does that mean the pokemon the opponent brings in has to flip to do it's move?
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean if you Knock OUT the defending Pokemon with Octazooka?"
master_trainer_mike says, "If that is what you are aksing then the effect from that attack goes onto that Defending Pokemon which is then Kncoked out."
master_trainer_mike says, "You would NOT do the effect on the next one that comes up."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #556 from darkpoinko:are there any plans to release Unown R as a promo? possibly psychic season or with the 4th movie?
darkmt_mike says, "No Plans for "R""
master_trainer_mike says, "We all speak like Elmew Fudd hewe."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #557 from crosstrainer:I think you may have answered a question that has always bugged me, the person who plays chaos gym controls it?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #558 from crosstrainer:If I have played Chaos Gym, and my opponent has Slowking, depending on who's turn it is decides which to flip for first?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."
master_trainer_mike says, "Atctivbe player's effects go first."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #559 from serialjoe:If you attached a Miracle Energy to Light Dragonite while he is active would you still have to discard it at the end of your turn?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes, you have to discard it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #560 from chrisbo:Last week, somebody asked "with Unown C's Chase power, should the Apply weakness and resistance sentence be omitted since you can't apply weak/resist for placing counters?" My guess is that you would not apply W/R, is this correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #561 from mt_icecold:im confused with you answer to question #543, so are the energy discarded or not?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why would they be discarded at all?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thought Wave Machine has you return energy from your opponent's Pokemon to their hand. These cards never go to the discard pile."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokeon Tower only porevents effects that attempt to return cards from the discard pile and that isn't happening here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #562 from thepokeboss:Do you know when the pokemon qualifier tour will be in Europe ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Italy already has theiurs posted on our web site."
master_trainer_mike says, "The UK should have theirs up soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are still waiting to hear form the others."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #563 from chrisbo:For Dark Houndoom's "Dark Fire" attack, does Rainbow Energy count as a (D) Energy card for the purpose of discarding it? And if so, do you still get the +10 bonus for discarding it even though it's not explicitly a "Darkness Energy card"?
darkmt_mike says, "Ya, that works for me."
darkmt_mike says, "You too."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #564 from crobatkiller177:does pokemon powers go through focus bands? i.e. dark crobat
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, Focus Band only tries to prevent a Knockout from attacks."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #565 from mt_icecold:Ive heard some rumors, will Dark Ivysaur and Dakr Venusaur be released this year's league?
darkmt_mike says, "Ive heard that reverse holo promo Bill will."
darkmt_mike says, "But not those."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #566 from michel1be:When you play Dark Typhlo Rushing flames, I suppose you have to discard the energies before you flip for all the discarded energies, and not discard/flip, discard/flip, ...
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, you must discard all at once then flip."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #567 from serialjoe:what is the CLASSIC promo card for season 3?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #568 from daytongl:Will the MTs be doing any gunslinging at the Stadium Challenges?
darkmt_mike says, "If theres time!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will be pretty darn busy, but we will try."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #569 from thepokeboss:Do you no if the pokemon profesor program will be transported out atlantic ?
master_trainer_mike says, "We alread have several Professors from around the world. I am talking with the international offices and helping them with this program."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #570 from ericsmewtwo:Is there any reason behind there seeming to be a lack of holofoil cards in the Destiny boosters? Or was it just for the 1st edition boxes?
darkmt_mike says, "We have passed this along to the Brand......You have to remember that it is spread out over the entire print run of the product."
darkmt_mike says, "The fact that therer is a new level of rarity also seems to be influencing this view."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #571 from michel1be:A Miracle Energy attached to an active Light Dragonite is like a Double colourless energy (Miraculous wind Power) and must not be discarded at the end of the turn. Am I correct ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, but good try :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "The discarding is not an effect on the card, it is a requirement. Miraculous Wind does not prevent that from happening."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #572 from serialjoe:can i have 25 percent ownership over WOTC...just 25!
darkmt_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #573 from crobatkiller177:does dark crobats power trigger focus band?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #574 from slowking_man:Do your fingers hurt now, Mike? lol
master_trainer_mike says, "owie owie ow"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #575 from lizardotc:If the Active Player's Effects go first, how then can I use Chain Reaction to evolve my promo Eevee when my opponent evolves Grimer to Muk?
master_trainer_mike says, "Those effects do NOT tak eplace at eth same time, they are triggered."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #576 from pokesensei:If DMTM is a Devolution of MT Mike,what are Pat and Steve? :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Baby Pokemon??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #577 from mt_icecold:and news on reerse holo charizard yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "reerse????"
master_trainer_mike says, "errrrr"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #578 from cj_mich:Given the latest Suicune rulings, can Pichu now do 20 damage
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #579 from jay_lv99:rut ro rorge , ro runrown R?
master_trainer_mike says, "No its"
darkmt_mike says, "RO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "wut wo wowge, wo wunwown w"
darkmt_mike says, "Rhat?"
master_trainer_mike says, "elmew fudd tawk"
darkmt_mike says, "Scooby owns Fudd!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #580 from thepokeboss:Will the VS cards and Web cards be released in other langages (English, French) ?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
darkmt_mike says, "Rope!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #581 from serialjoe:RE:559 so it would provde a single colorless and you have to discard it?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, it would provide 2 colorless (as the top of the card shows 2 energy sysmbols, like DCE). Then you would have 2 discard it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #582 from mt_icecold:ok to clarify a problem we've been having at league, heres the game situation, I have a Murkrow with 1 dakr and 1 other type of basic energy attached to it, my opponent controlls a non baby pokemon active with unknown d on the bench, I use feint attack, can I damage the bench without getting no damage? Or can I only attack their active for damage to get around the power
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually it is sipler now. NOthing can lower the damage form a Swift or Feint attack, period."
master_trainer_mike says, "So you could attack for damage to either the active OR the Bench."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #583 from thepokeboss:If i have wooper and the opponent have two pokémon and an active magcargo, i do amnesia, then he plays double gust, and a second on wooper, can he use magcargo's lava burst ?
darkmt_mike says, "He can use Lava Burst. Amnesia ended when Wooper hit the bench!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #584 from thepokeboss:About the 562, will france have one ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #585 from mt_icecold:more on question #543 what i was thinking with thought wave machine is that before the cards are returned to their hand, there is a cycle in whichthey linger i the discard pile then come back to the hand.
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, that'snot the case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #586 from serialjoe:is the colorless seasons energy holo a single colorless or a reprint of DCE
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #588 from thepokeboss:shouldn't it be magmar for fire season ?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #590 from crobatkiller177:do you have to switch the defending pokemon with dark gengar
darkmt_mike says, "No. It says you May..not must."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #591 from darkpoinko:are you still hunting that wascawwy azumawwil?
master_trainer_mike says, "wes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #592 from thepokeboss:i'm doing the professor online test (i'm french) , will it block like last time, and can u give me all the answers ?
master_trainer_mike says, "it gets slow during busy internet times, and no I can't give you the answers :)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #593 from jay_lv99:DMTM you don't watch much TV do you, rut ro rorge is Astro, from the Jetsons!
darkmt_mike says, "I'm a cartoon dog officianado. I knew that! I just prefer Scobby!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #594 from serialjoe:was the holo bill thing a joke?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"
darkmt_mike says, "Is it?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #596 from lizardotc:Just so I am clear: If my opponent has a Benched Unown D with 2 damage counters on it, I can knock That Unown D out with Feint attack while it is on the bench?!
master_trainer_mike says, "Oops my bad, once again you have to read the cards. Feint ONLY ignores effects on the Defenidng Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "So no you could not Knock it out if on the Bench, but if it was the Active you could."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #597 from serialjoe:Yo is it true DMTM was caught listening to backstreet boys
darkmt_mike says, "Who are The Backstreet boys?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #598 from ericsmewtwo:Is Exeggcutor a close relative to Exeggutor? Or just a distant cousin?
darkmt_mike says, "They are friends!"
master_trainer_mike says, "bwahahahahaha...."
darkmt_mike smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #599 from serialjoe:WHY DO YOU ALWAYS SAY WAIT AND SEE?
master_trainer_mike says, "WHY DO YOU ALWAYS AKS QUESTIONS YOU KNOW WE WON'T ANSWER?!?!?!?!"
darkmt_mike says, "Wait and see."
darkmt_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #600 from bigdaddysnorlax:I thought that Feint Attack only says to ignore effects on the defender
master_trainer_mike says, "right"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #601 from thepokeboss:if magcargo retreats , must i put a fire energy on the pokemon which is goin active ?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #602 from crobatkiller177:if light azumarill has a miracle energy attached if heads does the miracle energy go back to the hand
master_trainer_mike says, "If the Miracle Energy is still on Light Azumarill after you have moved the 2 energy cards required, then yes, you would retunr Light Azumarill AND all cards attached back to your hand."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #604 from thepokeboss:will u go throughout atlantic to europe so we can see u there ?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm hopig tomake it over to Europe soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #606 from matthewssandslash:Sorry I'm late: were there any announcements?
master_trainer_mike says, "World ends at 5pm. News at 11pm."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee heeeeee"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #607 from pigdeon_of_death:With "Exeggcutor", is/will that be corrected like "Year 23000" Arbok?
darkmt_mike says, "Naw. Not game breaking."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #609 from ericsmewtwo:Is the reason we don't see Pat tonight is because he was devoured by a wild Weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "He is on his way to Rio!"
darkmt_mike says, "Lucky Crime Dog!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #610 from thepokeboss:For 601 , if i play double just, will magcargo loose and energy which goes on the new active pokémon
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #611 from serialjoe:card-e will be released in english, right? Will the reader come with it or will we have to wait or is it up to nintendo
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe......."
master_trainer_mike says, "things chnage so quickly here"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #612 from thepokeboss:if u make it to europe, say it here on make an anounce on pojo so we can know it and will see u like a star lol ?
master_trainer_mike says, "If I go I will let you know when and where I will be there."
darkmt_mike says, "Quickly! Need more questions or he will sing!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #613 from serialjoe:there is a problem at my league. Some kids say that you cant evolve crocanaw into feraligatr if you arent 13 or older.
darkmt_mike says, "Yikes!"
master_trainer_mike says, "that is in fact the silliest ting I have heard yet today......."
master_trainer_mike says, "congrats!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #614 from pigdeon_of_death:I have a question about DK Tyranitar... even though he's F he still can use DK Energy without the semi-poison, right?
darkmt_mike says, "Correct, because he has dark in his name...like me."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #615 from crosstrainer:A) Just finished a "Bear Claw" I got at the donut shop, is it a donut like maple bars? B) If I wanted to sell "Ursaring Claws", is Ursaring copyrighted?
master_trainer_mike says, "and if you dropped them on the beach, would they be sandy claws?"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #616 from ericsmewtwo:Won't that error play havoc in games? Players will have 4 Exeggcutes, 4 Dark Exeggcutors, and 4 Dark Exeggutors! Oh the humanity!
darkmt_mike says, "It's an evolution. No real problem here."
master_trainer_mike says, "gadzooks........."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #617 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 613 I dunno... that Exeggcutor thing is getting kinda whacked out...
master_trainer_mike says, "So is the name pidgeon_of_death...brrrrrrrrrr!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #618 from serialjoe:even more trouble...some kid cant say Ho-Oh properly so his opponent says "What do you mean you play Hooo hooo"? and he wont let him put it down! (by the way its not true neither is the feraligatr one)
master_trainer_mike says, "would have never have guessd...really!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #619 from misawa:Will the 29 cards in the Card-E starterset be inclded US set
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno my friends, the future looks cloudy"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #621 from bigdaddysnorlax:If Miracle Energy is attached to a Light Pokemon and then somehow moved to another Pokemon, will it provide that Pokemon with 2 Basic Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #623 from misawa:No Web card set in English, like the VS? Correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "No web or vs cards released by us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #624 from matthewssandslash:Re: 607 I have a feeling that "Copyright Year 23000" wasn't gamebreaking either... and it got changed!
master_trainer_mike says, "The entire Neo Destiny set has been printed already."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #627 from thepokeboss:I got problem running the professor test, the window is all black, what must i do ?
master_trainer_mike says, "make sure you are running your computer at at least 800 x 600 resolution and 256 or more colors."
master_trainer_mike says, "Beyond that make sure you are running the correct browsers (listed on the page)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #628 from jay_lv99:re #617 MTM, it's pigdeon_of_death!
master_trainer_mike says, "you say potata I ssay potatah"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #629 from serialjoe:releasejungle scyther as Skyther so we can have 8 in a deck :D
master_trainer_mike says, "how about as throck warbling mangrove?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #630 from michel1be:E cards' future cloudy ... do you mean it could be postponed or canceled ?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will just say that the future with Pokemon is always changing"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #631 from matthewssandslash:If that happens again, say you spell Sneasel "Sneazel", could you run 4 Sneasel and 4 "Sneazel" in a deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "how about if I had a matthewssandslasQQQh, would I have to answer his questions too? ;)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #632 from misawa:Will we ever see the "missing" Japanese Promo cards in US?
master_trainer_mike says, "some of them over time, yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #633 from serialjoe:will you re-release Dark Arbok in year 23000 as a promo card?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure, lookme up then :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #634 from misawa:I was late, any news on Unown "R"'s release in USA?
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans at this time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #635 from lizardotc:So, a Miracle Energy attached to a Shining Celebi could be Energy Trans'd by Venusaur to any other Grass Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #638 from serialjoe:any plans for Shining Mew
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm...nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #625 from thepokeboss:if y play rocket's zapdos, it has one metal and two lightning on it, 1) If i play rainbow nrj will it be damaged 2) When i attack then with double metal effect, do i get any damage ?
master_trainer_mike says, "1) nope 2) do you mean it's Plamsa attack? Youl wouldn't cause or take any damage in this case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #639 from jay_lv99:are the people who look over your new cards going to be fired because of "exeggcutor"? if so, can I have the job, and a free set of the new cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Gnag, to be serious (for justa moment). If you had any idea of how much last minute craziness takes place over releasing a Pokemon set form a company that we STILL don't have a contract signed with that sees how Pokemon works in their market and who don't necessarily know our market as well"
master_trainer_mike says, "then you would be glad to get cards at all"
master_trainer_mike says, "minor mistakes happen, we aren't proud of them, but this set was under HUMUNGOUS last minute pressure"
master_trainer_mike says, "dang, my typing is getting wuuurse"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #640 from matthewssandslash:Completely unrelated: will there ever be any more NP promos? Hey! Maybe that could be Unown R's fate!
master_trainer_mike says, "Not that I have headr of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #642 from thepokeboss:Will i'll be able to use e-card reader (japanese ) with american cards e-card ?
master_trainer_mike says, "honestly don't know"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #643 from ericsmewtwo:Has response the the Create-A-Snorlax contest been pretty go so far?
darkmt_mike says, "It's been great!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #644 from umbreon91:I don't know were to buy the new Neo cards where can I buy the cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Walmarts, targets, book stores, toy stores, hobby shops, our online store"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #645 from jay_lv99:re #639, still, could I get the job?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #646 from thepokeboss:what is the midgame shuffling time limit rule ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why that is explained in the tournament organizer rules. They are available on our web site. Or maybe its in hte Universal Floor rules. Also on our web site."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #647 from pigdeon_of_death:What'll Snorlax do? For instance, if it has an attack like Smoochum's, I could draw it about to fall on a poor, unsuspecting Sneasel's head... mwa ha ha!
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #648 from jay_lv99:could you please sing?
master_trainer_mike says, "THE ITSY BITSY WEEDLE CLIMBED UP THE WATER SPOUT"
master_trainer_mike says, "DOWN CAME GENGAR, TO SMACK POOR WEEDLE OUT"
master_trainer_mike says, "SO WEEDLE AIMED HIS STINGER AND SPARYED HIM WITH HIS NEEDLER"
master_trainer_mike says, "SO NOW GENGAR MAKES WEEDLE BREAKFAST AND WASHES HIS WINDOWS FOR HIM AND OTHER NICE..... THINGS"
master_trainer_mike says, "LOOK QUESTIONS!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #650 from misawa:Is a "Vending" set a possibility?
master_trainer_mike says, "it is always a possibility"
darkmt_mike says, "DMTM's Gotta go Bye!"
master_trainer_mike says, "bye bye!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #651 from thepokeboss:what's is your current best deck ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on how you define best. I like my Armor All deck lately,. Its fun to mill away the opponent's cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "I also like playing Electric Blue or Under Seige too."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #652 from matthewssandslash:How come we have a Dark T-tar deck on the site but no Dark Gengar (who I think is highly overrater) deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "DMTM hasn't submitted his article yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #654 from ikendall:Down came the Beedrill, to cause the Gengar pain, and the itsy bitsy Weedle climbed up the spout again. **bows**
master_trainer_mike says, "Much better, you must get more sleep than I do......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #655 from jay_lv99:but what about a spinarak song?
master_trainer_mike says, "Go right ahead...I'm listening"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #656 from matthewssandslash:Re: 648 After that... of course there'll be questions... anything to make it stop!
master_trainer_mike says, "ahhh, my evil plan comes to its evil fruition!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #658 from crosstrainer:When will there be a modified-legal Bulbasaur, so I can use my SI Ivysaurs and Promo Venusaur?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #659 from serialjoe:do you guys even know what future league promos are?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, I designed the league!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #660 from pigdeon_of_death:Hey MTM! What's your fave/best Standard deck (unless you don't play Standard, but if so then you wouldn't know if now that Neo: 4/3 have come out if Modified is better)?
master_trainer_mike says, "I like to play a fast fire deck or an old school Raindance variant."
master_trainer_mike says, "I keep my Wiggly-Sneasel deck in case some one sasses me and just needs to lose."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #661 from crosstrainer:RE: "wait and see", I think your magic poké8ball is stuck! :o)
master_trainer_mike says, "wait...let me check....(tromp tromp tromp).......PUNT!!!!! "
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm, well it still flys pretty good!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #662 from thepokeboss:u think that dark tyranitar is good, but with gatr i make 100 turn 3 so what is your best deck ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys we INVENTED GATOR!!! Geez, you do realize just how much time we psned with these cards right?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I like to actuall;y play the game and try different things."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you want all the time I would suggest solitaire. Then you can cheat and still win......."
master_trainer_mike says, "to win all the time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #663 from jay_lv99:the spinarak bopped all the pokemons on the head, so then (without noise) he could finally go to bed THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL, I'LL BE HERE NEXT THURSDAY!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Be sure to tip your waitstaff!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #664 from ericsmewtwo:When the Snorlax contest is done and over with, when can we expect to see the actual card the contest was held for?
master_trainer_mike says, "That card will be released at the Season 8 promo card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #665 from lizardotc:Has any consideration been given to producing a promo Mysterious Fossil?
master_trainer_mike says, "it may reappear soon........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #666 from umbreon91:I mostly have the old cards ( grass, fire, water, ect. ) so are any of the old cards weak or have a resistance to any of the new cards ( dark, ect.)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, no Pokemon has Resistance or Weakness to Metal or Darkness."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #667 from thepokeboss:do you think that feraligatr is still the best combined with cards like wooper, pichu etc...
master_trainer_mike says, "Gatr is a great deck. Personally I am bored with it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Play whatever you enjoy the most though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #668 from crosstrainer:My local TRU isn't doing this season's league. Are there challenges in it like say Whitney's Challenge from last season? Those challenges sure help you think outside the box!
master_trainer_mike says, "There aren't challenges in this years league but there are new formats coming up. Modified will be modified after Worlds this year."
master_trainer_mike says, "Rochester Draft is coming. Team Multiplayer is ocming."
master_trainer_mike says, "I ahve a few wacky ideas to try for the upcoming Professor/Wizards Challenge being held at worlds, etc."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #669 from ikendall:How about a Promo Clefairy Doll, for when (or if) we get VM Hypno
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans that I know of"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #670 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 662 Ya, but in TOURNEY play other decks fade away... to get the prizes and prestige of winning a high-level tourney, you can't expect someone to play a deck that they thing is not the best that they can play. PS: Gatr is a riot to play!
master_trainer_mike says, "again, if just winning doing the same thing over and over is fun for you, then so be it"
master_trainer_mike says, "I would much rather try something new and surprise my opponent, even if I lose, at least I made them think"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #671 from lizardotc:has any consideration been given to updating the Modified Format (by removing the Gym sets but leaving TR: hint hint) BEFORE worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope but there will be at least 1 other set coming out before then to further modify modified"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #672 from thepokeboss:Do you like typhlo RK9 and magcargo, and crobat :D ?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have a Blaine's deck for fun and of course a free retreat grass Crobat deck too."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #673 from pigdeon_of_death:Why don't you try Prop/15 again?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was a start and gave us some good information. In Modified traner prolifieration isn't so much a problem any more."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #674 from crosstrainer:Please please please don't eliminate Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, and Gym Challenge! I've got to keep my Dark Muk and Koga's Muk around!
master_trainer_mike says, "They are safe for this go around."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #675 from serialjoe:so will modified always be Sets Less than 2 years old
master_trainer_mike says, "Not specifically but close to that, yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #676 from jay_lv99:MTM you ever tried Neo3 kingdra and Azumarril in a deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Only if I draw them in a draft."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #677 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 170 i don't think so... whether I face something weak like Light Dragonite or something powerful like Crobat, I just Riptide through them anyway.
master_trainer_mike says, "dude, whatever you like"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #678 from zappy7:Has any thought been given to a rumored "team" format for pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "As has been mentioned before, there is a team multiplayer format that we are testing. I will be asking the registered Pokemon Professors to start testing it soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #679 from serialjoe:What is "Draft" and how does it work
master_trainer_mike says, "Drafting is where each player in a tournament has some sealed booster packs. Then packs are opened and players take 1 card and pass the pack to the next player. You build your decks from what cards you end up with. Specifics on drafting are in the Universal Floor Rules on our web site."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #680 from jay_lv99:re#676 it really works if you want to try something new.
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, thanks :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #681 from matthewssandslash:NEVER eliminate Gym PLEASE!!! If you do, bye bye Gatr. If gatr goes bye bye, what'll stop Typhlo/Magcargo or Entei/Magcargo? PLEASE keep Gym!
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, gads, suddenly you might have to play another deck huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "oh no......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #682 from thepokeboss:Do you think misdreavus / Dark gengar is a great combo?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think it can be a lot of fun (insert evil laughter). We've been playing with that, it involves a bit of luck but can be pretty tough."
master_trainer_mike says, "I like to add Dark Espeon with the promo Eevee to that deck for some flexibility."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #683 from umbreon91:My Invisible Wave Deck has a combonation of of: psy, water, and normal for veryes resones. Do you think that this is a good combonation?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well it will work against Fire and Psychic decks anyway."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #684 from beedrill300:Any idea what time lunch at the East Coast Stadium will start and end?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, that will be decided on site based on how many people show up and what time we get everything started."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #685 from jay_lv99:you might want to try meganium (the one that doubles grass energy) venusaur (BS) and jungle exeggutor
master_trainer_mike says, "That is an awful lot of evolution lines, hard to pull off in Modified (easier in Unlimited)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #686 from matthewssandslash:Re: 681 No, seriously! There's no deck on the face of the earth that could stop a well-run Fire deck besides Gatr! You trash Gatr, and...
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh). Please, you aren't telling us anything we haven't thought of....and that isn't quite true."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #687 from jay_lv99:breeder, trader, some magic powder, it works!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Right, in Unlimited :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #688 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 686... Name 1.
master_trainer_mike says, "why? that is your job to try and think outside of the box."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #690 from thepokeboss:are the rainbow energys considered as a lightning energy when i use it for lightning for example ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they are."
master_trainer_mike says, "They count as all basic energy cards when in play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #691 from serialjoe:at the end of a draft do you get to keep all the cards u used in your deck
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #693 from thepokeboss:So my rocket's zapdos takes 10 damage with a metal , a rainbow and two lightning
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #694 from crosstrainer:Can NG Sneasel with two Darkness Energy cards attached ever hurt a Mr. Mime with it's PP working?
master_trainer_mike says, "not unless the Mr. Mime has a Defender attached, or you just played Charity."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #695 from beedrill300:Will Professors need to bring Basic Energy for the Professor Event or will you supply it?
master_trainer_mike says, "We wil supply it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #696 from jay_lv99:do you pay to do draft? how about energies?
master_trainer_mike says, "It depends on who is running the event. Usually there is a charge (since you get to keep the product in most cases). Usually the TO has a supply of energy cards availabel."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #697 from matthewssandslash:Re: 694 Charity!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #698 from umbreon91:My Invisible Wave Deck could take on any deck by keeping the player short of energys.
master_trainer_mike says, "That is certainly one strategy to use in the game :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #699 from teambowchubash:Heya MTM *hands out her usual 25 ib bag of sugar* :D and MTP *hands MTP her usual bottle of aleve* My question tonight is, with the Light Dragonite's Wave of light attack, does that only prevent such effects as Sleep, Poison, Paralysis, etc., or does it also cover other effects of attacks such as Drawing cards, discarding energies, etc. and also, would it prevent bench damage in any way?
master_trainer_mike says, "It works exactly as Suicune's Crystal Body does. This means that it prevents all effects DONE to Light Dragonite. So no status effects on it (like Smokescreen), no Special Conditions on it (like Poison) , you can't discad an energy or trainer attached to it (like Sneasel's Swipe), nor can you switch it using an attack effect like Dark Gengar's Pull In."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #700 from jay_lv99:where do you host the chats?
master_trainer_mike says, "From my cubicle."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #703 from crosstrainer:Rephrasing 694: NG Sneasel cannot hurt Mr. Mime if it flips even one heads, because Invisible Wall prevents 30+ damage, and the two Darkness energy cards automatically make any damage 30+, true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct. Unles there is a Defender attached to Mr. Mime or you have attached Charity to your Sneasel and reduce the damage to 0 (at which point you STILL wouldn't do any damage)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #704 from lizardotc:If I have a Dark Machoke active with Darkness Energies attached and I use Drag Off to bring a Light Dragonite up from my opponent's bench, the (D) energies do not add to the damage done, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #705 from the_maple_bar:Can you please explain Light Ledian's Flash attack? This is because it seems to confuse my League players at times. Thank you. =)
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure. After you use Light Ledian's Flash Touch you must switch up a Pokemon from your Bench (if youhave one). While that previously Benched Pokemon remians your Active Pokemon (doesn't evolve, devolve, get benched, or leave play) it cannot have a Special Condition put on it (Asleep, Confused, Paralyze, or Poisoned)."
master_trainer_mike says, "That new Active Pokemon can still take damage or have other attack effecst done to it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #706 from jay_lv99:are all the MTs in the same room?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not even in the same building anymore."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #707 from thepokeboss:how much time it takes to make the professor test cuz i'm in the end and it still remains 80 minutes
master_trainer_mike says, "It takes as little or as long as it takes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Anything else?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #708 from crosstrainer:RE: 705 So, the new active brought up by Light Ledian's Flash Touch is immune to Sleep! Trainer and R Drowsee's Long Distance Hypnosis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, while it is still Active."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #710 from sd_pokemom:MTM: thank you for setting up the email list: I hope we haven't been overworking you and Kierin!!
master_trainer_mike says, "not too badly :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be quiet while we are away to events though. In the meantime you guys will be albe to talk amongst yourlsevs on the new Professor Forum coming to Wizpog."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #711 from chrisbo:Let's call it a wrap.
master_trainer_mike says, "Wrap! :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I am off to run a Rochester Draft for the employees here (practice before next week!)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #714 from lizardotc:Just know that the Professors are very grateful for all the extra effort being expended on them!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #715 from ericsmewtwo:Thanks for putting up with us. x.x
master_trainer_mike says, "Not a problem guys, I'm glad to be a part of a great community with you all :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "GROUP HUG!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "Neither DMTM nor I will be here for the chat next week but Pat will be back so be nice to him :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ask him about Rio !"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, gotta go my friends. Talk to you (or see you) soon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!"