Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, June 27, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hello, Hello...is this thing on?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Do we have anyone here today with Pokemon questions?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I just see a few about tournaments from last week."
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike is on his way, so I'll leave those for him"
master_trainer_pat says, "If you have any others, nows the time to ask them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #5 from mt_icecold:Any new announcements today?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not much new to announce. We're working an another set for release this fall that's called Pokemon Expedition"
master_trainer_pat says, "it's based on the Card E set from Japan."
master_trainer_pat says, "I know that we were going to use that name on our own set, but the names were shuffled up alittle bit"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #6 from chrisbo:Did you get an answer yet about... Does Parasect's "Allergic Pollen" pokemon power stop Entei's "Howl" from removing the fire energies from the discard pile after Entei has "discarded" them?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it's like I thought, Parasect's 'Allergic Pollen' doesn't stop Entei"
master_trainer_pat says, "Howl Power"
master_trainer_pat says, "Here is another reason why you can't really trust the exact interpretation of the text on the cards"
master_trainer_pat says, "In this case it's the intent of the power and the Parasect's Power only stops things that are going after cards that are in the discard pile"
master_trainer_pat says, "Entei's Howl is clearly going after cards from the top of the deck."
master_trainer_pat says, "It should have been more clear about this on the card"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1 from indigomaster33:when taking the top 20 for 15- for worlds invitation, will previous worlds invite winners who are in the top20 be exempt from that invite, in order for more people to be invited?
master_trainer_mike says, "What? If a player has already earned an invitation to this year's Worlds, then these invitations willdrop down."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from daytongl:What are the K values for the regular Pokémon Tournaments (not the Professor or Team Play events ) at Origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "Same as usual. 16k"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #7 from chrisbo:If you have an attack like Sabrina's Alakazam's "Mega Burn" or Promo Scyther's "Slashing Strike" that says "you can't use this attack next turn", would you be able to use it next turn if on this turn you failed the Baby Rule flip?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, because you don't actually attack when you fail the baby flip"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from daytongl:How would I go about ordering basic energies for draft events?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure, I will find out for you for next week."
master_trainer_mike says, "Normally if you have a store account with us you can ordewr it that way but I will find out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from michel1be:Are the energies attached with Entei's Howl power considered as beeing played from our hand (for Dark Ampharos Conductivity power for instance) ?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, they don't count as being played from your hand."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from sd_pokemom:re: the Grinder before worlds: is it Modified format or MMF?
master_trainer_mike says, "The open event being held on Friday is the current Modified format just like all of the Challenges were."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from mt_icecold:Can you please inform MasterInTraining will that he made a mistake on the site with elekids playful punch, apparently he thinks elekid's power canbe used twice plus an attack.
master_trainer_mike says, "We will pass it along."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from mt_icecold:Will also put Genesis Sneasel into a modified deck
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok thanks!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from steelixownzu:What's the format for the Team Battles at Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "Current modified."
master_trainer_pat says, "I know I'll be bringing new modified though just because we've been playtesting that lately."
master_trainer_pat says, "So bring your new modified decks if you want to try a game against the Masters."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from bigdaddysnorlax:So Would I be correct in assuming that Pokemon Tower would not stop Entei's Howl either?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's rigth"
master_trainer_pat says, "right."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from mt_icecold:The card E prerelease will be 2 packs of LC and 3 unopened packs of Card E set #1 to draft correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is a Sealed event not a draft. You build your deck from what you get."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from indigomaster33:this "pokemon expedition" will it be used in the card E pre release draft at worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "In the Pre Release Sealed event , tes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from fix_r:What is the proticol for receiving an invite for worlds? What I mean is what place does somone have to get at a Gym challenge (10 and under)?
master_trainer_mike says, "You must have won a trip at one of those events (the invitation is included)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #20 from darkespeonneodestiny:Is the Promo Rainbow Energy released in the Pokemon League going to be valid for play use in the "new" modified format (Genesis and up)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from mt_icecold:MTM, why were players who scored 2nd in a Challenge Series not awarded an invitation, but not a trip?
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean? The trips and the invitations went together at the Challenges."
master_trainer_mike says, "The only other way to get an invite besides winning a trip is at the last chance open held on Friday, being a top rated DCI player, or havining finished in the top 8 at either of last year's STS's."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from bigdaddysnorlax:Never mind the Pokemon Tower question. Those cards don't go to your hand.
master_trainer_pat says, "Too late, I figured you just missed that one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from trekiev:to participate in professor challenge at worlds. what do i have to do?
master_trainer_mike says, "You just volunteer to work a 4 hour shift helping us run the event. You earn a Professor Participation Point, you get a free t-shirt, and then you can play in the Wizards/Professor Challenge against us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from prof_kris:Will you annouce who has been invited to Worlds soon? Such as a list
master_trainer_mike says, "The final rating list will be pulled on July 5th. After that the list will be posted."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from marril2000:mike, according to the world faq, it said there would be a modified side events, now would these modified side events be the new 'neo modififed' or still 'rocket modififed'?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, Modified is at is its."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are using the upcoming cahnged Modified for the MAIN tournaments ONLY!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Modified has not changed yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from daytongl:Will there be a chat next week as it is the 4th Of July and most of you will be at Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "No chat next week we will already be in Ohio"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from chrisbo:Are you guys up for any Team Play questions today???
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, the first event is in a week or so!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from chrisbo:How much damage does the Dark Fire attack do if you discard a Rainbow or Miracle Energy? How about a Darkness Energy card? (I think this ruling has changed recently).
master_trainer_mike says, "This has been answered too many time snow gang."
master_trainer_mike says, "Discard an actual Darkness Energy and the attack does 60, diacrds anything else that is providing Darkness energy (Rainbow, Buzzaped Electrode) and the attack does 50."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry if there has been some conbfusion, the card was very badly written."
master_trainer_mike says, "The intent of the card is that Darkness Energy would still get to do its extra 10 damage even though it is in fact being discarded BEFORE damage is actually don."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from lance313:We are having problems with league kits. We've ordered, and then when checking (a week later), were told there was no record of the order. And another store is having trouble even setting up an account. Who is the proper person (or persons) to contact?
master_trainer_mike says, "Your store manager or owner needs to be talking with our direct sales reps. They send out everything that is ordered."
master_trainer_mike says, "If there are problems they need to talk with the rep to get it fixed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from daytongl:What sets are being drafted in the Professor Championships?
master_trainer_mike says, "The two Gym Sets, just like at the Stadioums."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #32 from mt_icecold:After worlds, are card E cards we get from our packs legal in DCI sanctioned tournaments?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from mt_icecold:Re: question #21 I meant 2nd gets an invitation but not a paid trip from WOTC
master_trainer_mike says, "Huh? I was not aware of that."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from trekiev:any plans for box toppers in Card E?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, I think there will be."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from lance313:what is being asked is Why invitations didn't go out to other high finishers at the GCs or SCs, even if trips were not to be awarded.
master_trainer_mike says, "Because coming in second in a group of 15 players at a local Gym is not the same as winning it nor is it the same as being some of the top rated players in the country."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from mt_icecold:Who will be the WOTC employees who will have "bounties" on them in the Wizards/Prof Challenge
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #39 from darkespeonneodestiny:What's the name of the colorless energy for the 8th season of Pokemon Leaugue?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from mt_icecold:Is there any chance Freeze will ever be added as a special condition?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not aware of any immediate plans."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #38 from chrisbo:In Team Play, does Tyranitar's "Trample" attack involve all four players' pokemon in play, or do you have to designate one player from each team? I've seen conflicting reports on this one; thanks.
master_trainer_pat says, "All four players Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #42 from lord_schweizer:I heard somewhere that some of the LC cards have different attacks to the original cards - and if the original cards are used in a deck you have to use the LC attacks - is this true?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you would have to use the revised wording of the attack if it has changed."
master_trainer_pat says, "To my knowledge, the only Pokemon that this really matter on are Fire Pokemon with the 'Discard one 'Fire' energy or this attack does nothing' text"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from mt_icecold:As of the official Wzards league callendar, what season is after this current one we are on now?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are in eth last week of the Lightning Season, the Psychic Season starts this weekend."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #41 from mt_icecold:Is the season 8 Snorlax promo comming with all new attacks or is it a reprint of Rocket's Snorlax or Jungle Snorlax with new art?
master_trainer_pat says, "IT is a never before released Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from marril2000:mike, (sorry if this has already been asked, i was having dinner...), according to a recent ad in nintendo power, at the pokemon center you can get a card-e promo (if anyone wants to see it, i scanned it for zeo earlier this week), by any chance does
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks, we'll check it out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #45 from mt_icecold:If the test is diffrent, Technically wouldnt we have to have a LC print of the card if we were using it in a DCI sactioned tournament
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but you are responsible for knowing the current wording if you are using an older version of the card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from marril2000:44 (cont.) ...by any chance, does wizards have anything to do with this promo card-e?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not really."
master_trainer_mike says, "BTW, I wanted to thank the 40+ Professors that have already volunteered to wrok with us at the upcoming World Championships, you guys rock!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MTPat, DMTM, and I will be at Origins next week running the Pokemon League on site, the Magic Arena league, as well as judging the Team Multiplay Constructed event AND the Professor Champiosnhips."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to see some of you there!"
master_trainer_pat says, "If you will be at Origins and you also know how to play the Star Wars TCG(WotC) bring your decks and we can play a few games."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from marril2000:so this card that the pokemon center in ny is offering, is it part of the wizards promo set?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea, does it have the black promo star and a number? Understand guys that stuff like this happens from time to time without us being told about it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from michel1be:Do you have news about the TMB ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, that is not our event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from team_europe_golduck:are the Professor Champions (from Stadium Challenges) also supposed to sign up for work at worlds, or are we already on the list? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "We already OWN YOU!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #50 from daytongl:Any chance for a Maple Bar Invitational at Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, we will be working long hours in the TCG hall."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from marril2000:Re: 44,46-47... i am not sure if it has the star and number (no image on the ad.) and was thinking it was a bit strange no where it said 'wizards promo card-e' or have the wizards logo
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not seen it here. If we had, we would let you know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from pojosamawannabe:If Pidgeot hurricanes a pokemon w/ focus band and would knock it out and then the focus flip is heads, do all the cards go back to hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from lance313:The website for the WSCTC doesn't give full details. Any idea what food or retail services are in the convention center (just listed as 'food' or 'retail' on the website)?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I've never been inside. There are sone restaurants and cafes nearby though...I don't know about any fast food places though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from team_europe_golduck:At a season ending tournament (DCI sanctioned), a kid was very rude and kept going to the judges table, touching the computer. What should be the correct penalty in you ropinion? I gave him a caution.
master_trainer_mike says, "That seems fair."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #56 from ryle_kitsune:In a team match, any strategy I or my partner discuss must be announced outloud so that the opposing team can hear it, too?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from marril2000:79 days and counting... oh league question... what is the classic promo for the lightning season?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think it was the WB MOvie Electabuzz."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from lord_schweizer:Do you know when the condition burn will be announced?
master_trainer_mike says, "It comes out in the Expedition set."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from mt_icecold:Is DMTM ever going to release his version of a gengar deck like MTM did with his Thread the Weedle?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuz he's DARK!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from team_europe_golduck:Because Ninetales, Charizard and Flareon got their text changed in LC, Smargle can't copy their attacks without discarding the correct Energy, right? Just wanted to be sure of this one for a tournament tomorrow. :)
master_trainer_pat says, "You are correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from mt_icecold:Are all the people who won trips at worlds being put in the same hotel?
master_trainer_mike says, "In the same room!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #66 from sd_pokemom:What is the weather usually like in early August, for those of us travelling to Seattle for Worlds? Average temp? Rain?
master_trainer_pat says, "August is usually our nicest month...70-78 degrees, but you always have to be prepared for rain in Seattle."
master_trainer_pat says, "Those fleece Professor jackets work out great for this weather..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from mt_icecold:In a team battles what is the penalty for showing your hand to your teamate?
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be a Procedural Error Minor which starts at a Caution plus the hand would have to be revealed to all of the players in the game."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from ryle_kitsune:Any info of what energy card will be issued in the colorless season?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're going to hold off on letting that info out for right now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from lord_schweizer:I am in australia - so i don't know the team play rules - is there anywhere on the internet that i can get them?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have an article about Team Multiplay including the rules that will be up soon. Otherwise write in to custserv@wizards.com and they can send them to you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #70 from team_europe_golduck:for the Team Multiplayer events at worlds, will you be paired with a team mate at random, or can you sign in with your team mate when entering the tournament?
master_trainer_pat says, "You sign up with a team-mate...if there are people left over that don't have a teammate will try to pair you up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from steel_claw:In team battle, can I use my venusaur to switch grass nrg between my teammate's pokemon(not moving them between owners) and i can benefit from my teammate's meganium's Wild Growth pokemon power, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes to the first one and the seond one is a continuous Pokemon Power so you must declare when you play that Meganium which player it helps."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from steel_claw:If I use pokemon Breeder Fields, would i be allowed to search for the stage 2 pokemon that matches my basic pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from daytongl:Any time for HP questions as their chat got cancelled?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, sorry. Not today...we have plenty of Pokemon questions today."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from daytongl:When will the winner of the Snorlax Contest be announced?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry thought it already had been. I will talk with marekting to find out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from steel_claw:Any more info on vending cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well they are cards....."
master_trainer_mike says, "and they used to come in vending machines!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing new to announce about those. We still may see them printed at some point in the future."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from pojosamawannabe:The Snorlax Contest winner was already announced
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks, I thought it was."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from steel_claw:Will card-e cards when released in the US have 5 cards in a pack like the Japanese ones, and will they have a foil in every pack?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahh grasshopper, you must show some patience......."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from gym_leader_blaine:so will there be other pre-release tournaments for the new Expeditions set besides the one at worlds?
master_trainer_pat says, "The other one that has been officially announced is going to be at Gen Con, second weekend of August."
master_trainer_pat says, "Millwaukee, Wi."
master_trainer_mike says, "Alrighty then! Back to work for us! Thank you for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Remember no chat next week as we will be at Origins running lots of great Pokemon events for you all!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to see many of you there!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey, we hope that you'll come around and say hi to us at Origins, even if you aren't hanging out and playing in the Pokemon Arena or the tournaments."
master_trainer_pat says, "See ya in two weeks."
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh yea, Brazil over Germany in the World Cup!"