Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, May 23, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hello gang! Anybody home?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I know our web site is all kluged up so it may be hard for some people to get into the chat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat is trying to get in."
master_trainer_mike says, "We should all clap and maybe he will make it (misquoting from Peter Pan here)."
master_trainer_mike says, "CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from bodead:i have the pc game pokemon, trading card game from wizards. when you play you have a choice of fighting pokemon or water. in the files is fire and extra pokemon. how do i release those decks in the game?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you type in the word FIRE at the title screen you will unlock another deck"
master_trainer_mike says, "2 decks!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #258 from pikachu89:Has the Legendary Collection set been shipped to all locations? If not, when?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "It is still being shipped to some"
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know if any has been shipped yet, though I would think some of it has already gone out."
master_trainer_mike says, "Basically only a percentage of the full print run was ready, so stores had to order it or wait until the second wave of product"
master_trainer_mike says, "stores that ordered already have it, stores that waited too long, have to wait a bit longer"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #259 from pikachu89:I just want to confirm that if a card is in LC, then we can use the original set card in a modified format, correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can....aren't you glad you saved all those cards now!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #260 from pikachu89:Do you have to have a copy of the LC card, like in the language rule?
master_trainer_mike says, "No you do not :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #261 from lance313:We'll be getting in on Friday of Worlds. Anything 'pre-event' planned?
master_trainer_pat says, "There will be an open tournament on Friday for people to earn a chance to compete at Worlds...more details to come soon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #262 from lance313:PC TCG? Where have I been? Different from Play-It?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, that is what he was referring to."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #263 from michel1be:Cards E was announced for June. As some cards seem to be missing in the Neoblock format (like Warp Point), will Cards E be released before Worlds ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Card E's release date is still up in the air. It's too early to say if we'll have it out in time for Worlds"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #264 from wizo_pokemom:So is LC now Modified legal?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is, but keep in mind that not every person is aware of this yet. Be kind whne you explain it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from michel1be:Did I well understand that all the old cards, including Sneasel and SER, will be authorized at the Wizards/Professor Challenge ?? !!
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, that is what Unlimited means!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing but Sneasels, Wigglys and ER's!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Cool. We aim to please"
master_trainer_pat smiles.
master_trainer_mike says, "That will get old fast....;)"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "Aww, it's good for grins..."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "So, you all know about the upcoming first sanctioned Pokemon Team Multi _play event being held at Origins right?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Has anyone been able to get any Legendary Collection yet?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Or the first Limited Team Multi Play being held at Gen Con?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #266 from chrisbo:I just found a rule I missed on Feb 14 regarding attacks & powers that "can't be used next turn". It says that "benching a pokemon does NOT get around these effects". So does this mean that I cant bench my S.'Zam and bring it back again for Mega Bur
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude, that is an old ruling."
master_trainer_mike says, "The "can't use this attack" next turn sets up a status effect that can be ended through the normal means."
master_trainer_mike says, "benching"
master_trainer_mike says, "leaving play"
master_trainer_mike says, "evolving or devolving"
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't let it bother you though, we get confused over all the old rulings we've made all the time.."
master_trainer_mike says, "This is NOT the case with Pokemon Powers though."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can't get around the once per turn by Benching."
master_trainer_mike says, "If it leaves play and returns or evolves/devolves then it becomes a different Pokemon and it resets."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #267 from michel1be:Do you have information about the format for the Main event at Worlds ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure. We are finalizing details tomorrow and will get them up but I'll share a secret with you :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "The format for the main tournaments will be the new upcoming Modified format."
master_trainer_mike says, "Menaing Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, and Gym Challenge are rotated out and can't be used (unless they are reprinted in LC of course)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #268 from chrisbo:Ah, so I can bench & bring it back for Mega Burn (or Piloswine's "High Speed Charge"). Thanks for clearing that up.
master_trainer_pat says, "Aww, yea"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #269 from rurouni_joshman:Can I get the dates of the upcoming pokemon events such as Worlds and Origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "Origins is being held July 4-7th in Columbus, OH"
master_trainer_mike says, "Gen Con is August 8-12 in Milwaukee, WI"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon Worlds is August 3-4th (and an open grinder on the 2nd) in Seattle, WA"
master_trainer_mike says, "Details coming on our web site"
master_trainer_mike says, "when it works"
master_trainer_pat says, "ta da"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #270 from professor_chris:MTM, can you tell us what your bounty will be at the Wizards/Professor Challenge at worlds?
master_trainer_pat says, "A can of silly string"
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, we have an awful lot of extra product, promos, clothes, and so on"
master_trainer_mike says, "Still working out what it will be but it will be cool."
master_trainer_pat says, "a 5 gallon tub of Peter Pan peanut butter."
master_trainer_mike says, "And since we are ok players but not always the best (though DAP Steve is a tough one to beat) you can try and take our bounties."
master_trainer_pat says, "a 32 ouce tomato flavored Slurpee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #271 from michel1be:Has the new Modified format already a name ? (different form 'New Modified Format ;-) )
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, it will just be called Modified."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #272 from darkespeonneodestiny:What will the symbol for Legendary Collection look like?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a small medal."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, I saw Star Wars again last night."
master_trainer_mike says, "Great effects but Anakin does seema bit whiny"
master_trainer_mike says, "I thought Natalie Portman was looking mighty spiffy though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #273 from chrisbo:If an opponent's attack damages my benched Pidgeotto, can Pidgeotto then do "Mirror Move" during my next turn and attack for the amount of damage it received while on the bench?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #274 from chrisbo:I noticed that the Magnifier trainer doesn't say "Pokemon Tool" on the card; does this mean that I can attach it to a pokemon that already has a "tool" (like Berry, etc.) on it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, Magnifier is not a Pokemon Tool"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #275 from professor_chris:Will LC be legal this weekend at the Arkansas GC? I heard some people say they already have the cards.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. If you can get some you're really likin' that."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #276 from chrisbo:Here's a wacky one I saw on PokeGym this week: A confused pokemon attempts to attack a Smeargle and fails; what happens if Smeargle uses Sketch? Would it be able to attack itself for 20?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sketch will copy the attack that the Confused Pokemon attempted. It does not attack itself as if it was Confused."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #277 from michel1be:MTM, will you be present in Amsterdam for the GS ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, but no"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #278 from darkespeonneodestiny:Why is Dark Vaporeon a holographic card in LC?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuz he's the ginchiest"
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "We like Dark Vaporeon"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #279 from professor_chris:MTM and MTP, can you tell us what decks you'll be using for the Wizards/Professor Challenge?
master_trainer_mike says, "that would be telling!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, sorry. Nice try though.."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #280 from fix_r:Is there any word yet if there will be any Gym of Stadium Challenges to fill up the rest of the year after Worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "The current plan is that after the summer is over, we will look into starting the challenge series leading up to the 2003 Wold Championship"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #282 from serialjoe:Can you get extra damage in Dark Houndooms Dark Fire attack with Rainbow Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, the way it is worded, you must discard a card that provides darkness energy if there is one attached (whether Rainbow or Darkness)"
master_trainer_mike says, "if you do, the attack will do 30+20+10 = 60 damage"
master_trainer_mike says, "you do NOT get the extra bonus from an attached Darkness energy if it is the one that you discarded as you are discarding it BEFORE"
master_trainer_mike says, "damage is done and Darkness energy only adds 10 damage to damage ALREADY done"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #283 from darkespeonneodestiny:In the NEW modified format would Neo Genesis Sneasel still be banned?
master_trainer_pat says, "Most likely it will still be banned."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's just too good."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #284 from serialjoe:If I attach a Dark Energy to a Charizard (BS, LC) and Burn it, - A) Will I Get 110 Damage from Fire Spin and B)Will Charizard take the 1 damage counter?
master_trainer_mike says, "Fire Burning it changes what type of energy it provides, it does not alter any additional effects or text on the energy card"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #285 from daytongl:Will ther be a Pokémon Challenge at Origins similar to what happened last year at Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we'll be doing something similar to the Gym we ran last year and there will be a Prof. Championship and the first sanctioned Team-Multiplay event"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #286 from pojosamawannabe:Is there a current release date for LC, sorry if this was asked but I just got in
master_trainer_mike says, "There is not, some places already have the product, it is now legal to play"
master_trainer_pat says, "We've been hearing that some locations already have it out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #287 from serialjoe:Why did u guys mess around with the rarites so much in Legendary Collection? I thought this was for new players! Putting some rarites down is okay, but it's not fair to new players still. I got Base Jynx as Uncommon, and now Bob will have to get it as rare!
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, relax ok?"
master_trainer_mike says, "There are a lot of reasons why this sort of thing changes from release to release."
master_trainer_pat says, "In some cases, we had to switch the rarity of a card just to make sure the whole evolution line made it into the set."
master_trainer_mike says, "We can't go into most of the details as they are propietary but we did make sure to not chnage any of the really valuable or sought after cards"
master_trainer_pat says, "We didn't want another situation where if you tried to play this set(LC) as a sealed you would be missing some evolution stages."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #288 from serialjoe:Is it true DMTM and Vince McMahon have been talking about his World Wrestling Entertainment debut?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #289 from serialjoe:Re: 288 - And Will MTM be his sidekick, The Sock?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that I've heard."
master_trainer_mike says, "Look, I have SHOE! (from ChinPokomon)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Though Randy Savage has been calling us asking for one of those fancy Professor Jackets!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #291 from chrisbo:Hey, are you guys up for some Team Play questions today?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #292 from darkespeonneodestiny:Are there going to be pre-made decks for LC?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, there are 2 decks that will be out soon. I helped design them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #293 from michel1be:I've heard rumours about a Tropical Mega Battle in August. Are these rumours based on something serious ?
master_trainer_pat says, "These rumors are unfounded"
master_trainer_mike says, "That is not our event, TPC runs it and they haven't said yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #294 from professor_chris:TMP Q: Slowking's Mind Games only effects one opponent now, right? If so why was this change made?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it's too strong otherwise and it didn't really fit in to the existing rules framework due to the text of its power"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #295 from serialjoe:If you could change one evolution line in pokemon (ie charmander evolves into bellsprout, then into feraligatr) What would you pick?
master_trainer_mike says, "It should be MT Pat evolves into DMTM THEN into ME!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "bwahahahahaha"
master_trainer_mike says, "ha"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #296 from professor_chris:So what exactly do these fancy Prof. jackets look like?
master_trainer_mike says, "Everyone here in the office keeps bugging me for one"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wow, you haven't seen them yet!"
master_trainer_mike says, "They came out really nice"
master_trainer_mike says, "Red and Black"
master_trainer_mike says, "Professor Pokeball on the back"
master_trainer_mike says, "they are fairly light and comfortable"
master_trainer_mike says, "we all wear them here during our blustery spring"
master_trainer_pat says, "They're red fleece jackets with black shoulders(like a North Face type jacket)"
master_trainer_pat says, "and they have a relief image of a Pokemon ball on the back."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #297 from chrisbo:In Team Play, if both I and my partner have Misdreavus, can we have Player 1 do "Night Eyes" and Player 2 do "Perish Song" for the KO (providing the opponent is still asleep)? Or does Player 1 have to do the "Perish Song" in order for it to work?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that nasty little trick works."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #298 from chrisbo:In Team Play, when I use Wobbuffet's "Counter" attack is the effect present during both of my opponents' turns?
master_trainer_pat says, "You need to choose a specific opponent when you use this attack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #299 from slowking_man:Are the new team battle rules posted (or going to be posted) anywhere?
master_trainer_mike says, "I posted them on the Professor Forum on the PokeGym."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #300 from serialjoe:What are the chances of a Dark and Metal season in League Year 4? Wait...What are the chances of a League Year 4!?
master_trainer_mike says, "I am already designing what will be coming out next year, details to come in a few months."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #301 from chrisbo:In Team Play, can I use Smeargle's "Sketch" attack against the opponent that attacked my partner, or do they have to attack my Active? Also, if both opponents attack my active, can Smeargle choose which attack it will "Sketch"?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can use Smeargle's Sketch to copy an attack even if that attack was used against your team mate"
master_trainer_mike says, "This question brings up questions about "last turn" that we will bring to the rules meeting."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #302 from darkespeonneodestiny:What types will the pre-made LC decks be (ex. Grass and Lightning, Water and Psychic)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wait and see."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #303 from chrisbo:In Team Play, when an attack like Kakuna's "Secrete Poison" or "Agility" specifies the phrase "during your opponent's next turn", does that count for both opponents or do you have to choose one of the opponents to have the effect during their turn onl
master_trainer_pat says, "You would have to specify which opponent"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #306 from jumpjet:When holo Entei comes into play can you atatch the dicarded fire energies from the Howl power to the Entei itself, or do they have to go on an allready in play Pokémon ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #307 from serialjoe:Do you think Chrisbo has the best/most important questions? Cuz I do and we should give him an award like the BIG CHEESE OF ASKiN QUESTIONS AWARD...
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, if there was an award for the "person who spends the most time thinking of questions" award it would come down between him McCauly Culkin on "Uncle Buck""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #308 from wizo_pokemom:Are the Professor jackets possibly going to be available for purchase, or are these only prizes and/or WotC staff items?
master_trainer_pat says, "At this time they will just be used for prizes."
master_trainer_mike says, "You also get oine if you win a Professor Challenge at a Stadium event"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #309 from professor_chris:Even if I don't win the Prof. Chapionship or the Wizards/Professor Challenge is there any way I could get one of those spiffy Prof. jackets?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #310 from serialjoe:If/When you guys (WOTC) make your own set, will you be allowed to make like Mike's Weedle or DMTM's Gengar? Or just make like MTP on it's own?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, unfortunately not."
master_trainer_mike says, "We can't add ourselves into the "official" Pokemon world"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #311 from serialjoe:A few weeks/months ago, you guys said the theme decks for Champions (what it was called at that time) would be named Magma and Storm. Have these names changed?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they have, they did not pass TPC's permission test"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #312 from pojosamawannabe:So Legendary Collection is legal for all upcoming GC/SCs and the format is Rocket-LC?
master_trainer_pat says, "correcto-mundo!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #313 from serialjoe::) What are your opinions on the WWF making the WWF(wrestling version) change their name to the WWE?
master_trainer_mike says, "help preserve nature!"
master_trainer_mike says, "pickle a squirrel today!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yowza!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #314 from chrisbo:Mmm, cheese...

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #315 from darkespeonneodestiny:If you could add one card into LC from the original sets (Base, Jungle, Fossil, Rocket), what would it be?
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokeflute!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I miss playing with my Pokeflute..........."
master_trainer_pat says, "Electabuzz(the original)...Lighning didn't get any help with this set!"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #316 from steel_claw:will the LC flavor texts and pictures be new?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, but spiffy new foil treatments await!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #317 from serialjoe:Speaking of wrestling, what do you think of wrestlers who get told to leave and come back when they lose weight?
master_trainer_mike says, "I don;t really think about wrestling much, sorry to say......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #318 from michel1be:May we hope to see the 'Wizards own set' before Worlds ?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #319 from pojosamawannabe:Is there any chance of meat grinders at worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, like making your own sausage????"
master_trainer_pat says, "No sir. I don't like it!"
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be an open evbent (a grinder) held on Friday August 2nd giving players one last chance to get into the main tournaments"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #320 from darkespeonneodestiny:Will the holofoil backround in LC be stars (like in Jungle), circles with other stuff (like in Rocket), or will it be something different?
master_trainer_mike says, "The latrenate treatment cards are very sparkly!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So sparkly you might want shades!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I think he meant 'alternate' treatment."
master_trainer_mike says, "it was just an alternute spelling!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #321 from pojosamawannabe:Have you determined where and when the grinder will be?
master_trainer_pat says, "Friday...in ...Seattle."
master_trainer_pat smiles.
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #322 from serialjoe:If you could Change Weedles type....what would it be?
master_trainer_mike says, "IMMORTAL!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #323 from serialjoe:If I go to a league store this saturday, what are the chances of LC being there...Im guessing low...
master_trainer_pat says, "I suppose it depends where you live and what stores might have it in your area."
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not received a single call from anyone that has some already, so it's hard to say."
master_trainer_pat says, "We've been playtesting this new TCG that we made just for the Japanese market called 'Duelmasters' it's sorta like Magic -lite with elements of Pokemon and Harry Potter thrown in."
master_trainer_mike says, "The cards are very cool!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Before you groan, it's actually super fun"
master_trainer_pat says, "and the art is great"
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course, we also play a ot of Star Wars, Magic, and Pokemon too!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Games are really fast and furious"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, Star Wars is a great game."
master_trainer_pat says, "very addicting."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #324 from xeodus:Just to get things straight on LC's legality: If I'm able to purchase it currently, from anywhere, at all, it is legal?
master_trainer_mike says, "Basically yes. THere are no set release dates per se."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #326 from pojosamawannabe:Is this info correct: The E-Reader, as it's officially called in the US, will be sold on September 16th, for $39.95. Card packages will be sold for $1.99 to $2.99.--If so, will the cards be ready before Worlds or after?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is not anything we know for a fact yet. You probbaly got that from a Nintendo product release sheet."
master_trainer_mike says, "It doesn't look like Card _ E will be released and playable before worlds at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #327 from roonman:Re: last weeks ruling. ND Eevee's PPower doesn't trigger Promo Eevee's PP. ND Eevee';s PP says "This counts as evolving Eevee." Seems like this would be sufficient for Promo Eevee's power "when a pokemon evolves". Your ruling isn't intuitive for th
master_trainer_mike says, "One of the topics we will be tackling tomorrow in our rulesmeeting is the whole evolution , counts as evolving, etc thing."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will wait until after that meeting to tackle this subject"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #328 from chrisbo:In Team Play, if my partner and I both have Dark Ampharsoses (or is it "Ampharese"?), would one of them cancel out the other, or would the opposing team member get hit by "Conductivity" twice when they attach a single energy card?
master_trainer_pat says, "You and your opponent could have one each in play, though you still have to announce which opponent your D Ampharos is affecting."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #329 from chrisbo:If I allow my teammate to play my Prof. Elm during my turn, how should we handle the "you can't play any more Trainer Cards this turn" clause? Am I prevented, or can I just no longer allow my teammate any trainers for the remainder of my turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Elm becomes interesting. If you choose to use Elm on your teammate he or she also becomes the one "who can't play any Trianers this turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "You could still play other Trainers on your team mate as YOU are the one playing them, your team mate is just the one being affected by them."
master_trainer_mike says, "Elm becomes a bit more interesting.."
master_trainer_mike says, "You could Elm you rteam mate 4 times if you wanted to, though since it is not their turn, and they can't play anything I'm not sure why you would."
master_trainer_mike says, "You could play Elm, on them, then Elm on you if you wanted.,"
master_trainer_mike says, "See, lots of things to ponder."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #330 from darkespeonneodestiny:I have seen that some of the cards from the vending set in Japan were made into American cards (ex. Master Ball, Pikachu, Pokemon Tower), are there going to be others from the Japaneese set made into American cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's always a possibility, but there are no plans for that right now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #331 from chrisbo:During my turn, can I have my Cleffa "Eeeeeeek" and tell my teammate to shuffle their hand & draw 7 cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you can!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #332 from professor_chris:So we can use the older versions of the LC cards now in Modified w/o having the newer cards, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #333 from wizo_pokemom:There's been at least one post to WizPoG from someone who has already purchased LC; does that mean as of _today_ the new and previously printed cards are legal in Modified format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it does."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #334 from serialjoe:Are you excited about a Foil Weedle
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm all atwitter"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #335 from pojosamawannabe:Is there going to be another Worlds or something to that effect after the August event, somewhat like the WCSTS after EC?
master_trainer_mike says, "Later this year, the next Challenge Series will start, leading up to the 2003 Pokekmon World Championships."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #337 from chrisbo:Re Q328: No Pat, me & my teammate both have a Dark Ampharos in play, not my opponent. When the opponent attaches an Energy card, what happens?
master_trainer_mike says, "When you bring out a Pokemon that has a Continual Pokemon Power that says "opponent" such as Slowking or Dark Ampharos, you must declare WHICH opponent it is targheting."
master_trainer_pat says, "You still would have to declare which opponent _your_ Dark Ampharos is affecting"
master_trainer_mike says, "Same goes if you bring out a Dorio, you must declare whether you are having Retreat Aid targeting YOU or your TEAM MATE."
master_trainer_mike says, "In the Dark Ampharos example, each of you could have one in play and you could both choose 1 of the oponent's as the target, but then the other is NOT affected by it"
master_trainer_mike says, "or you could each choose 1, your choicve"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #338 from daytongl:So if I Elm for my partner and their turn has already passed, does the No Trainers effect carry over to my partner's next turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, it says "this turn" which means that they can't play any trainers during YOUR turn. Neat huh?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #339 from pojosamawannabe:RE: 335- When will the 2003 World Championships be?
master_trainer_pat says, "At this time we can only that they will be next year."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #340 from cyberdude:If I have a smeargle (with sketch) with a double colourless energy attached and I want to copy dark charizard's continuous fireball attack which was used last turn, what happens there?
master_trainer_mike says, "It wouldn't do anything unless you had some fire energy attached to Smeargle."
master_trainer_pat says, "You would have to have fire energy on Smeargle"
master_trainer_mike says, "It is not an "in order to" effect atht would normally be ignored."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #341 from cyberdude:If I use a professor elm trainer can I then put down a gold berry, focus band etc.?
master_trainer_pat says, "In Team Multiplay, you could do so only if you used the Elm on your Teammate"
master_trainer_pat says, "If you use the Elm on yourself, you cannot."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #342 from cyberdude:If my ditto transforms into a growlithe and I put a double colourless energy on it does it become 1 fire energy or 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "DCE provides 2 colorless eergy, energy attached to Ditto can count as any type so you would have 2 fire or whatever other color you wanted"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #343 from chrisbo:Sorry to keep hammering on this, but I just want to make sure I've got it straight. So if both teammates have Dark Ampharos they can both target the same opponent, and when that opponent attaches an energy does it take 20 damage (one for each Dk Am)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."
master_trainer_mike says, "Since Dark Ampharos is a Stage 2 Pokemon that yo both have to have your decks set up to do, and it only has 70 HP it is not a game breaker."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #344 from cyberdude:Can an ancient mew be used in a deck if you have the translation mat?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ancient Mew is not allowed in any sanctioned game play."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can play it in friendly games though."
master_trainer_mike says, "Any other questions my friends?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #345 from cyberdude:What is the condition burn?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is not out yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "Coming in the Card E release (whenever that is)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #346 from wizo_pokemom:Is the 61st card in the LC precons a box topper card?
master_trainer_mike says, "No"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #347 from bigchuck001:Will LC be allowed in all Gym Challenges after its release?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #348 from chrisbo:Is the 61st card in the LC precons the same in both precon decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, thank you all for coming! We have to get back to work now!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok gang...seeing as how the questions have dried up and it's after 4pm we're going to wrap it up for tonight"
master_trainer_mike says, "Have a great Memorial Day weekend!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll be seeing you next week."
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ba Bye"