Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, March 21, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hello everybody! I've safely returned from the wonderfully warm climate of Rio de Janeiro to the frigid cold of Seattle. I'd like to send a quick Alo! to all the cool folks I met down there, especially Igor, Pedro, Raphael and Renan."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's amazing the amount of success they have with the Pokemon Leagues down there with absolutely no support whatsoever."
darkmt_mike says, "I'm back from NY. Not quite as good as Rio."
darkmt_mike says, "Let us begin!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from evilmewtwo1:Just wondering if the professor emails have been going out as I have not recieved one since Thursday?
darkmt_mike says, "MTM is on vacation until monday. They should resume then."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from oldman_405:Any new info for the Central Stadium event yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just what is on the Stadium schedule page. What kind of info are you looking for?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from oldman_405:Can a miracle energy count as say, 1 fire & 1 electric?
darkmt_mike says, "Yup."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from lizardotc:Any further updates on the artical/report options for earning Master Professorship?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing on that front, we'll have to wait to hear from Mike."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from serialjoe:HEY MTS. My GL doesnt distribute the Holo Energies properly. even the winner only gets 1 Card! What should i do
darkmt_mike says, "I think it is up to the GL."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from serialjoe:Hey DMTM, I read a strategy article and apparently you have a Gengar in real life? Where did you get it?
darkmt_mike says, "I got it from a Haunter of course."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from bubbi_guru:where is the location of worlds?
darkmt_mike says, "Well oh winning one I hope to be able to tell you tomorrow."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from chrisbo:Just to clarify, when Light Azumarill does it's Bubble Jump attack, it and all cards attached to it get returned to your hand regardless of the outcome on the coin flip (similar to the behavior of Counterattack Claws). Right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #11 from serialjoe:If there was a Triple Fire Energy Card, would LDragonite make that 1 Colorless or 3 Colorless?
master_trainer_pat says, "Try using an actual card as an example please."
darkmt_mike says, "It would make it a jelly sandwich"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from bubbi_guru:MTM said before that previous pokemon players that finished high in the STS(s) might recieve an INVITE to worlds, does this also include 15+ players such as TOM HANLEY?
darkmt_mike says, "I don't know...that is MTM's area of expertise."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from crobatkiller177:Does murkrows feint attack go through focus band?
darkmt_mike says, "It will trigger Focus Band."
master_trainer_pat says, "If the Pokemon is KO'd that is.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from chrisbo:If I retreat a Pokemon that was attacked by Dark Flaaffy's "Stun Wave" last turn, does their Pokemon Power come back on?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it does come back on."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from evilmewtwo1:Any Idea when the pokemon site will be updated with the information from NJ's Challenge?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope.e working on it."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #16 from oldman_405:In team play, can a Dark Tyranitar attacking with Fling Away do 30 to 1 player's active & 30 to the other opponent's bench?
darkmt_mike says, "Not sure but my guess is it can only effect the players bench who you attacked."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from lizardotc:Are things still on track for a _projected_ new release for Pokémon in May?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from pokesensei:RE #6.Actually Mike,it depends on how many people are in the Season Ending tourney and then it is divided to a certain amount amongst the top finishers.Also,everyone gets one Holo just for entering.
darkmt_mike says, "Yes they are.\"
master_trainer_pat says, "We figured it was something like that. MT Mike is the real expert on the Leagues."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from chrisbo:On Sunkern's "Sunbathe" attack, does the coin flip pertain to the entire attack, or only to the portion of it regarding removal of damage counters? In other words, if I get tails, do I still get to search my deck for an evolution of Sunkern?
darkmt_mike says, "The flip only applies to removing counters and would not affect the searching portion. So you could get tails and still search."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from serialjoe:RE: 11 - ok, what im trying to say is that does LDragonite change the card to 1 C, or does the energy provided turn into Colorless (ie DCE)
master_trainer_pat says, "It will just change the type that that card provides to colorless. It doesn't say to change the ammount that the card provides."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from evilmewtwo1:re 13: But if it is on the bench it would go through though seeing that it is effects damage not base damage correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Focus Band doesn't say anything about only base damage. The Focus Band will still trigger if the Pokemon is KO'd by the Feint attack"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from crobatkiller177:Do u think feraligatr will dominate again?
darkmt_mike says, "Not after May something for sure..and Worlds will be a whole new ball game."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from serialjoe:Are Base Set 3 and "Cross Trainer" The same thing?
darkmt_mike says, "There is no Base set 3. So they can't be the same thing."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from bubbi_guru:refer to question13: but that is an effect of the attack so it would not trigger focus band the same as your ruling on rockets hitmonchan? Even though the hitmonchans attack resolves on your opponents turn it still states ATTACK as does Murkrow? So it
master_trainer_pat says, "You guys are not being clear with your questions on this. If the Feint attck KO's the Pokemon with Focus attached, then that player still gets to flip for Focus Band."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from chrisbo:If I attach a Metal Energy and the opponent has a Dark Ampharos, does the Metal Energy block the "Conductivity" damage or not? Please explain, thanks.
darkmt_mike says, "My guess is that it will not stop the damage, because it is the act of attaching that causes it, and the metal Energy is not in play yet."
darkmt_mike says, "However we will take this one to the rules team."
master_trainer_pat says, "We agree on this one, but we'll double check at the next rules team meeting anyway. The damage from Conductivity will still be dealt."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from oldman_405:My son & I will be traveling the 800 miles to go to Chicago. I would like to help you guys out with the event. So what kind of job might I expect to get?
darkmt_mike says, "You could be doing any number of things. Judging, deck checks, helping to organize tournaments. It all depends on your willingness to help."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #28 from darkpoinko:hey mt's, is it nice to drive again without making a lot of u-turns? ;)
darkmt_mike says, "Yes, it is. I will never forget NJ!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #29 from bubbi_guru:Is there any chance of MTM and me holding hands while burning riptide feraligatrs and singing Kum-bay-yah?
darkmt_mike says, "Only if you two agree to."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's between you and MT Mike!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from lizardotc:Are there any details you can share with us re: new sets in order to build enthusiasm among your loyal customer base? ;)
darkmt_mike says, "Champions will be out in May!"
darkmt_mike says, "It will be the best of Re and Blue!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Some very popular Pokemon will be making return appearances"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from lance313:In team play, if you have two Drowzees on your bench, can you use one to put one of your opponent's active to sleep (if you get heads), and the other Drowzee to put the other opponent's active to sleep?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes I think you can with multiple Drowzee's."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from chrisbo:If the opponent has Dark Ampharos, would "Conductivity" do 20 damage if I used "Blaine" to attach two fire energies? Also, would it do multiple damage if I used Blastoise's "Rain Dance" power?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, and yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from chrisbo:Dark Ampharos's "Conductivity" Pokemon Power - If there are 2 in play and one of them had its power "turned off" by whatever means, does the second one's power kick in or is it still inactive?
master_trainer_pat says, "It would still be inactive."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from indigomaster33:when will we know where worlds will be?
darkmt_mike says, "When we tell you."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from ericsmewtwo:About the Create-a-Snorlax contest(I don't remember seeing the info on your site or not), when can we expect to see the 20 final entrants ont eh site for voting?
darkmt_mike says, "Not sure when we will have all that done."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from crobatkiller177:you have to pass the professor test to help in the qualifies right
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, I beleive that's the case"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from steelixownzu:Any announcements today, or something big?
darkmt_mike says, "I have an Elaphent on line two..that's big!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from serialjoe:Is Champions the japanese "Vending Set"
darkmt_mike says, "No!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it is not"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from bubbi_guru:I attack with cross counter...my opponent attacks...i flip heads...cross counter do 100damage KO...my opponent no flip focus because it's effect not attack but it states attack pokemon...murkrow does same thing...but oppenent gets to flip...why?
darkmt_mike says, "Because Cross Counter is not an attack back. It is an effect that "attacks"."
master_trainer_pat says, "Feint attack is still an attack so it would trigger Focus Band."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from serialjoe:Will Champions have Basic Energy cards?
darkmt_mike says, "Can't say."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from darkpoinko:Zubat is one of those popular Pokemon, right? ...right?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."
darkmt_mike says, "In draft it is great."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from steelixownzu:In team play when you wrath, can you show them what you got since it's not your hand?
darkmt_mike says, "Don't know what your asking. Please be more clear."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from bubbi_guru:Is there any chance of DMTM and me holding hands while burning riptide feraligatrs and singing Kum-bay-yah?
darkmt_mike says, "No."
darkmt_mike says, "Unless there is money in it for me!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #49 from chrisbo:You say that in "Champions" we will be seeing a lot of "return appearances from popular Pokemon". Does that mean they will have the same attacks & powers as they used to have, or will they be the same Pokemon (i.e. Blastoise) with different attacks?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from serialjoe:Is Champions a set of assorted Japanese promo cards that have not been released here ,then?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from lizardotc:Will there be any cards in the Champions set that have never been released before in the US, and if so, are any of them from Japanese vending sets? ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "Wow the security clearance clip is getting alot of use today!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from evilmewtwo1:I hope Mewtwo will be there
darkmt_mike says, "We do too."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from skywolf9653:DMTM, could you elaborate on the situation concerning Pokemon in Europe and the UK?
darkmt_mike says, "No I can't. I'm working to help where I can."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from chrisbo:OK, so for Team Play, if my teammate has Dark Dragonair, Erika's Victreebell, Elekid, etc. in play, may I use their Pokemon Powers during my own turn as well (i.e. can I use my teammate's "Evolutionary Light" to search through my deck during my turn)?
darkmt_mike says, "No. You cannot."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from lizardotc:Do you anticipate that Rochester Draft will be sanctionable (perhaps after the release of Champions?)?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's really up to Organized Play, we'll have to wait and see."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from steelixownzu:When you use Misty's Wrath, can the 7 cards you choose from be shown to your partner since it's not your hand?
darkmt_mike says, "No. They cannot."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from ericsmewtwo:Will Reverse Holo Charizard be in the Champions set?
darkmt_mike says, "LoL!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from oldman_405:Do you expect that "Champions" will be the main set used at World's?
darkmt_mike says, "I expect that much of it will be used there. Good question. And one I can answer."
master_trainer_pat says, "We expect some of the cards in Champions will see tournament play."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from serialjoe:Will all of your future sets (Champions and on) HAve the parellel foil thing you talked about
darkmt_mike says, "The future is not clear."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from ikendall:Security Clearance IKendall-pi-upsilon-yellow-gamma-1-2-beta. Is Champions a re-print set????
master_trainer_pat says, "Bzzzzzzzzttt!"
darkmt_mike says, "SEcurity denied!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from lizardotc:I'll bet the MTs do not have time to shop at TRU much anymore, do they? ;)
darkmt_mike says, "I don't have time for groceries much anymore!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We are pretty busy."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from skywolf9653:With the release of future sets, are cards and/or attacks going to be less reliant on coin-flips and such?
darkmt_mike says, "There is a possibility of that in the future perhaps."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from chrisbo:RE Q54, But in Q31 you told Lance313 that in Team Play he could use his own Drowzee and his teammate's Drowzee too. Why couldn't that work for "Evolutionary Light" as well?
darkmt_mike says, "No. I thought both Drowzee's were under one players control. If they are not then you could not use them both."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from bubbi_guru:I know this is a dumb question because the answer is so blatantly yes but, will you be reprinting Trash Exchange and Misty's Wrath in Champions?
master_trainer_pat says, "Why would you say that the answer is so blatantly yes?"
darkmt_mike says, "ERIC! Back in box!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from ericsmewtwo:Is the password for the security clearance 'KLONDIKE'?
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm...nope!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but it makes of think of ice cream sandwiches"
darkmt_mike says, "Yum!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from daytongl:Can I use Evolutionary Light for my partner during my turn?
darkmt_mike says, "Probably not, but that is why the rules are out there for review by the Prof's!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from ikendall:re: #54 & 31 Thr question in 31 was 1 player controlling 2 Drowzee, using it on both OPPONENTS - you ruled correctly!
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoo hoo!"
darkmt_mike says, "Thank U Very Much!"
master_trainer_pat smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #69 from mt_icecold:so champions will be a collection of all the best cards?
darkmt_mike says, "It will be a collection and there will be cards in it. Some of them "the best""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from skywolf9653:Has the the actual name for the upcoming new set been confirmed as of yet? Sorry, I got here late.
darkmt_mike says, "We will call it Champions for now."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from gym_leader_blaine:sorry just go in, when do you think the master professor program will be up and running
darkmt_mike says, "When MTM gets it up and running. We don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from ericsmewtwo:Ok then, how about getting security clearance if I GAVE you all a Klondike?
master_trainer_pat says, "Security clearance is worth more than that"
darkmt_mike says, "I would have to have Maple Bars !"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from darkpoinko:I bet I know the security clearance code... 'MAPLEBARS'
master_trainer_pat says, "nope"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from gym_leader_blaine:when are we suppose to turn in our info on the team playing we did?
darkmt_mike says, "Whenever you finish gathering it. send it to MTM on the Prof list."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from mt_icecold:are you suprised that gatr won trthe east coaststadium challenge>?
darkmt_mike says, "I'm not surprised. But I saw some other things there as well."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from chrisbo:If both of the opposing team's players have Slowkings on their bench, do I have to flip for all of them when I play a trainer or does one of the opposing teammates decide which one of them gets to call for "Mind Games"?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. Of course."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from skywolf9653:There was rumours stating that darkness energy was going to be a common energy type now, is there any truth to that?
master_trainer_pat says, "I've never heard that one."
darkmt_mike says, "There is also a rumor that Elvis is still alive!;)"
darkmt_mike smiles.
master_trainer_pat says, "and the one about DB Cooper's lost loot in Eastern Washington!"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from oldman_405:Do you know if the Holiday Inn at Chicago will be open early for breakfast & late for dinner?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope. Call them!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Let your finger's do the walking."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from mt_icecold:will we get a chance ot battle any of the Master Trainers at the Central Stadium Challenge?
darkmt_mike says, "WE would love to if we have the time!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #81 from roonman:can you clarify if fossil copies of the black star promo psyduck are valid for modified tournaments or must I have four black stars?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure, they're valid for tournament play"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from roonman:I can't find deck list forms on the web site. What seems to be the link leads to a dead end. Can I just type a list?
darkmt_mike says, "Sure."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from gym_leader_blaine:DMTM who would win in the battle in Gengar VS Jango Fett?
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm. think Gengar uses the Force so I would bet on him."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #84 from jay_lv99:If you have a neo3 Raichu with 3 Rainbow energies on it, if you use it's 3 energy attack, would you discard the rainbow energies if you wanted to do 80 damage
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, if you choose to deal 80 damage"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from w00ty:On team matches it states all SANCTIONED team matches must be modified, but not other. In a standard one, or atleast format with sneasel, doe sit count bothh peoples bench?
master_trainer_pat says, "There is not a format called STANDARD in Pokemon."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think you mean UNLIMITED."
darkmt_mike says, "In unlimited we have no rules for team. But it would only count your bench."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from skywolf9653:Has there been any mention as to the location of the Worlds championchip as of yet?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from darkpoinko:any idea when TMP will become its own big event much like Modified tournaments are that the STSes and Challenges?
darkmt_mike says, "Perhaps by Worlds."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from bigchuck001:Are you going to do anything to limit the power of Feraligatr?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. He will be squashed like a bug..er Gator."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from darkpoinko:Purity wants to know if the security clearance code would be.... 'EGG SAUCE'... would that get me clearance too if it is? ;)
darkmt_mike says, "Yuck!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That was the code last week. This week it's..."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from mt_icecold:for the team mutiplayer format, i was reading the rules and it says table tlak is unlimited as long as your oponent can hear you,is it leagal for you to use like sercet names for cards you can share with your opponent?
darkmt_mike says, "That is one that we will have to consider."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from evilmewtwo1:How about paying for airfare to chicago for some of your professors so they can work again??
master_trainer_pat says, "Are you kidding?! We're still trying to get them to pay for us to go!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from chrisbo:RE Q77: Um, "yes I have to flip for all of them" -OR- "yes I only have to flip for one of the opposing team's bench"?
darkmt_mike says, "All of them! Sorry."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from mt_icecold:so we wont get a chance? Ill be the first one there waiting to get in cause I live ithin walkingdistance of the holiday inn
darkmt_mike says, "Good. We will look for you."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from skywolf9653:Re: The ECSC, was Gator as dominents amoungst players, or did the intro. of Neo 4, bring some "new" archetypes to the table?
darkmt_mike says, "Some things made an appearance. Notably Dark Gengar."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from bigchuck001:Whats going on with the mailing list for professors? There hasn't been any mails in a while.
darkmt_mike says, "Waiting for MTM Godot."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from jay_lv99:if I scan cards on the computer, and print them out, could I use them (if they were in a sleeve with a real card) in a major tournament?
master_trainer_pat says, "Ummm...No"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from mt_icecold:yes but dark gengar uses the dark side
darkmt_mike says, "It is still the force young Poké player!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from bigchuck001:With Dark Feraligatr, does its power stop the baby RULE or baby pokemon powers (or both)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just Baby Pokemon Powers...not the Baby Rule"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from skywolf9653:Are you folks pleased with the favourable response that the Professor
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. It is great, and the help at the NJ Event was great and mucho appreciated!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from oldman_405:"Popular Pokemon will be making a return appearance in Champions! Does this mean the ever popular DITTO returns;)?
darkmt_mike says, "No Way!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We have made every effort to ensure that Ditto will not be printed ever again in any format or set that is printed in English. Bing."
darkmt_mike says, "NEVER! EVER! EVER!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from skywolf9653:(Stratch that last Q) Is WotC happy with the favourable response of the Professor's Program with regard to number of Professor's Registered, or is the current number in line with expectations?
darkmt_mike says, "We always want more. But the current amount is very encouraging right now, at this stage."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #104 from monkeyman8889:Whats the securit Clearance code?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Security Clearance Code is: Joanie loves Chachi"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from gym_leader_blaine:let me know if I am correct on this. Rest/Weak is ignored on the bench even if the attack doesnt say it is?
darkmt_mike says, "That is the default. There is a couple that say it still is like Dark Golbat."
master_trainer_pat says, "Which actually isn't an attack, but oh well"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from skywolf9653:Any word on the rumoured "Wizards Pokemon Set" as of yet? Or is that still in Negoations with TPC?
darkmt_mike says, "It is still in development."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from chrisbo:Pichu's Zzzap - in Team Play, does the attack affect all four players in the game, or do you simply pick one player from each team?
darkmt_mike says, "All four!"
master_trainer_pat says, "All four."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, all four!"
master_trainer_pat says, "How about All Fore."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from pokesensei:I was happy to see some new decks at the ECSC.There was a nasty Dark Tyranitar deck and somegood Dark Gengar decks.All in all,if it wasn`t for those Brooks`...:-)
darkmt_mike says, "They are a tough competitive lot!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from jay_lv99:on lightning strike, it says "you may discard all LIGHTNING ENERGY CARDS attached to raichu. If you do, this attack does 80 damage. Rainbow energy says "Rainbow Energy counts as every type of basic Energy but only provides 1 Energy at a time. NOTE: it does NOT say the words "Energy CARD" in it, therefore it is not a lightning energy CARD, you wouldn't have to discard it for 80 damage.
master_trainer_pat says, "If the Rainbow energy is providing Lightning energy for Lightning Strike than it will effectively"
master_trainer_pat says, "count as a Lightning Energy card for purposes of the extra damage and the discard."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from bubbi_guru:do you think that it could be a possibility as the game becomes more stable that you could hand out more trips to the 15+ age devision? maybe t4 instead of t1?
darkmt_mike says, "We are handing out 4."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from bubbi_guru:What caused you [wotc] to change your minds on the suicune ruling [holo-suicune]?
master_trainer_pat says, "A rule team meeting in which we discussed some of the big rules inconsistencies in Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from bigchuck001:Are there any thoughts of a big unlimited tournament?
darkmt_mike says, "So you can searchforanoakforanitemfinderforasuperenergyremoval?...No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #114 from bubbi_guru:*Joanie loves Chachi*: Wher's worlds? :p
master_trainer_pat says, "No asterisks..."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from jay_lv99:are you ever going to develop team battle rules?
darkmt_mike says, "We are doing so now."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from skywolf9653:On Dark T'Tars second attack, if an opponent has a bench, does that attack do 30 damage to the active, and 30 to a benched Pokemon?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "uh huh."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry we lost the question about altering Murkrow's Feint attack damage..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it can be altered in other ways, just think about it for a minute and I'm sure you'll think of a few."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from evilmewtwo1:does the professor booster draft go towards our dci ratings?
darkmt_mike says, "MTM knows if they are sanctioned. I can't remember!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from oldman_405:Should our input on team rules be through the professor e-mail or on the board?
darkmt_mike says, "e-mail is best, but you can discuss it with your fellow prof's on the boards if you wish."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #122 from jay_lv99:can you rain dance a rainbow energy? if so, would it do 10 damage to the pokemon still?
master_trainer_pat says, "No you can't."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #123 from scrdrummer:What do think is the best card in the newest set?
darkmt_mike says, "The third one."
darkmt_mike says, "Dark Gengar is the best! Of course."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know if I have a 'best' card...but my two personal favorites are Dark Crobat and Dark Quilava because they contribute to decks that I enjoy playing."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #124 from bigchuck001:Why do you dislike standard so much. You act like it's so bad but almost everyone agrees its better than modified or draft.
darkmt_mike says, "There is no standard ...there is unlimited."
master_trainer_pat says, "There is no STANDARD format in Pokemon...I like STANDARD Magic quite abit though"
darkmt_mike says, "The problem I have with it is that it takes no imagination to play it. To many very broken cards taht are in almost every deck."
darkmt_mike says, "There is much more skill in Draft then it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #125 from lizardotc:If I play a Transparent Walls on my turn, and i have benched Pokémon, , would my opponen'ts Dark Tyranitar hit my active for 30 damage with Fling Away and do ZERO to my bench?
master_trainer_pat says, "YEs."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from oldman_405:I enjoy draft format the most of any. Will Champions be favorable to use in Draft? Even just using Champions boosters?
darkmt_mike says, "I think that it may."
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks everyone! We are all out of time for today!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, we've got to wrap it up for today. Save your question for next week."
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hope to see some of you in Chicago next month!"