Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, August 01, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy...folks."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ready for the Pokemon World Chamionships this weekend in Seattle Washington!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Getting prizes ready right now!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Woo hoo!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Btw, check out www.seattletimes.com to see an article about some of the local players."
master_trainer_mike says, "It has also been on local tv and radio as well."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm joined here today by Master Trainer Mike.."
master_trainer_mike says, "Look for Mindy Lambkee to be on the local fox morning news tv tomorrow morning in her very cute Misty outfit too."
master_trainer_pat says, "Pokemon killed the radio star!"
master_trainer_mike says, "What is the first video played on MTV?"
master_trainer_pat says, "CorrrectoMundu!"
master_trainer_pat says, "almost.."
master_trainer_mike says, "It's going to be the ginchiest, most MINTY FRESH time ever!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Golly gee!"
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "furbish"
master_trainer_mike says, "Phony Mc Ring Ring!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #231 from lugiasforce87:Will you be able to tell us any new news of Expidition next week?
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe...we'll see."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #232 from mt_icecold:Will there be a live Q & A session as worlds liek at trhe stadium challenges?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from bullet_ptco:When is Promo #50 released
master_trainer_mike says, "Sometime after promo #49"
master_trainer_pat says, "We've got a really tight schedule with this one."
master_trainer_pat says, "and we're expecting a crowd.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #249 from daytongl:What is the current season and week for Pokemon League?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's still season 6 for most places...we think."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #250 from yoshi1001:Any updates on GenCon?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll be there."
master_trainer_pat says, "There will be Pokemon events and Gym stuff"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #251 from bullet_ptco:so what about Promo #50? is it the promo from New York City Pokemon Center?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmm. We don't know which promo the Pokemon Center is giving out"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #254 from chrisbo:When using Balloon Berry on a Pokemon with a non-zero retreat cost, do you need to have the correct amount of energy required to retreat already attached to it, or can you retreat it with no energies attached regardless of the normal cost?
master_trainer_pat says, "No you don't. You can retreat by just discarding the Balloon Berry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #255 from chrisbo:Team Play, when using Feint Attack against a team with one baby and one non-baby active, can you *attack* the non-baby Pokemon but use the attack's effect against the other opponent's (the one with the baby) Pokemon due to the "your opponent's" clause
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #256 from bullet_ptco:How about the Pokemon 4ever Celebi promo. do you know what number the celebi is?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #257 from magmar2000:Good radio interview on Wednesday. I never would have known the tree climbing championship was held here too. ;-) Saw the commercial last night - it was cool. So, Channel 13 morning news tomorrow? I'll watch for that.
master_trainer_pat says, "I think MT Mike would say 'ginchy'"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #258 from lugiasforce87:my other question messed up somehow... If Player A's active Pokemon is Sabrina's Alakazam
master_trainer_pat says, "It messed up again, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #259 from yoshi1001:What about the expedition prerelease at Gencon?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not had confirmation yet from production that cards will be done on time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #260 from lance313:MTP, do you know if there is a shuttle or other Pub Trans that goes from the airport to the Convention Center?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't off hand, though I'm sure there is one to the downtown hotel district, which is close"
master_trainer_pat says, "I would bet that there is one to the Convention Center or really, really close to it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #261 from bullet_ptco:do you know what promo number E Card Celebi is from the new Pokemon movie?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we don't, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #262 from paulie1084:I called a somewhat local pokemon league and they charge $5.00 to join and $1.00 every game. Are they allowed to charge this much? (this is a Wizards Of The Coast store)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that's normal for the Leagues."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #263 from lugiasforce87:since there will be no chat next week can you tell use the new promo #49 now?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wow, #48 is the last one I knew for sure...is #49 the one from the Colorless Season?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #264 from bullet_ptco:any idea about what Season 8 Energy will be for the Pokemon league?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmm. Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #265 from lord_schweizer:do you guys screen the questions or do you just show them all?
master_trainer_pat says, "We screen them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #266 from yoshi1001:So the prerelease is still a maybe?
master_trainer_pat says, "That is correct. Until we have product in our hands to use, it will be a maybe."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #267 from soslowpoke:Since I'm only planning on going to GenCon on Sunday to do the Expedition Prerelease, is there a # i could call closer to the event to find out if you'll be able to run it or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid I don't know. We will let the info desk know for sure when we know, but how you get ahold of them is up to you."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #268 from paulie1084:There isn't a pokemon league that close to me, is there any way i can get the pokemon league promos, since i can't earn them?
master_trainer_pat says, "Trade for them or buy them as single cards is your best bet I'm afraid"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #269 from bullet_ptco:can you tell us what season 8 energy is?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, I can't tell just yet. I wish I had it to use in my deck for this weekend though."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #270 from soslowpoke:When registering for the Team Multiplayer event at Worlds, should both team members be present when registering or can one person register both players?
master_trainer_mike says, "Both players must be present and both must come up to the registration area and sign up together as a team."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #272 from soslowpoke:When is Season 7 of League supposed to start?
master_trainer_mike says, "Officially it starts this saturday."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #274 from lord_schweizer:why do the pre-release cards come out after the release of a set?
master_trainer_mike says, "We haven't done a pre-release card since Gym Heroes."
master_trainer_mike says, "They may be printed early and then held back for a variety of reasons."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #275 from lord_schweizer:are the leagues run by wizards or nintend...(if i was going to call up to ask about leagues...would i call wizards or nintendo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nintendo has nothing to do with the leagues, that is us."
master_trainer_mike says, "Call cust serv at 1-800-324-6496"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #276 from soslowpoke:Do you think the events like the Team Sealed and theme deck Challenge will be "maxed out" if so, should I try and get to the center earlier (like when doors open) to sign up?
master_trainer_pat says, "Those are really popular events...so the sooner you sign up the better. We will set up 8 person side events on the fly though"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #277 from bullet_ptco:Any info on Battle Zone or when Battle zone will start?
master_trainer_pat says, "More details about Pokemon Battle Zone will be forthcoming after we get back from Gen Con"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #278 from articjedi:is there a bus service for the trip between the convention center and the hotel?
master_trainer_pat says, "You"
master_trainer_pat says, "are going to have to ask at the hotel"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a pretty short cab ride or a nice walk"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #279 from soslowpoke:What is the Classic Promo for Season 7?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll hold off telling you for the time being...I'm sure it will get out soon enough"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #280 from lugiasforce87:can you give us any information about Pokemon Expidtion
master_trainer_pat says, "The name is spelled Pokemon Expedition for one."
master_trainer_pat says, "It has the Card E mechanics built into the cards(for use with Game Boy Advance)"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's about all I know right now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #281 from soslowpoke:What time will you be starting up the 8 person side events at and when will you stop runnings them?
master_trainer_pat says, "The last events will start no later than 6pm. They start up shortly after the first big event of each day."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #282 from bullet_ptco:does Pokemon expedition still have a release date for this Month? If so do you how how many cards are in the set?
master_trainer_pat says, "It is still listed as coming out in August...but we really told you all we could tell you about the set itself."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #283 from soslowpoke:DO you know any of the special thingys the cards can do with the Reader? (expedition)
master_trainer_pat says, "The one my co-worker tried at E3 would just play a little game on your GB Advance....I think he said it was like a rudimentary 'Arkanoid' type game"
master_trainer_pat says, "Remember Arkanoid?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #284 from soslowpoke:What time do doors open at for Worlds?
master_trainer_pat says, "Registration starts at 9am...doors open at that time also."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #285 from lord_schweizer:is it thursday in US?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we do these chats on Thursdays..."
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #286 from lugiasforce87:Do you have any NEW information for us about Pokemon Expedition?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #287 from mt_drock:MT Pat. How come you can't beat MT DRock's unlimited deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuz Wookies pull your arms off when they lose."
master_trainer_pat says, "harumpf..."
master_trainer_mike says, "So we let the Wookie win."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #288 from soslowpoke:Will we be able to get our picture taken with Pikachu at Worlds or any other Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, Pikachu and Pichu will be there."
master_trainer_pat says, "but you should bring your own camera for photos...we don't know if they'll have that set up this time"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #289 from yoshi1001:Can i play Giovanni's Last resort with no Giovanni's Pokémon just to discard my hand?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #290 from soslowpoke:What's the event space for Worlds compared to what you had for the Chicago and Sandiego Stadium Challenges?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know how it compares to those, but it is smaller than the last big STS we had."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #291 from yoshi1001:I remember arkanoid! All those cool capsules to power you up!
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but the GB Advance game was no where near as cool."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #292 from soslowpoke:If Wizards prints its own set, can you make one of the cards to have PacMan or Tetris for the reader?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #293 from bullet_ptco:Any idea if any Pokemon events will be held in Louisiana or any places in the south anytime soon?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have the schedule yet for next year, but you could start organizing right now to run your own event?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #294 from lord_schweizer:are there any plans for a Pokčmon game on GCN?
master_trainer_pat says, "You mean NGC? Nintendo Game Cube?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #295 from soslowpoke:Is the Challenge series really starting up again in October?
master_trainer_pat says, "I thought we were just getting the schedule then."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #296 from bullet_ptco:what does it take to run your own event?
master_trainer_pat says, "Tournament Sanctioning info can be found on the 'Events' section of our website...under Magic...and then the DCI"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #297 from lord_schweizer:It's gcn here...but can you answer the question please
master_trainer_pat says, "OK. Well don't call it GCN...that makes no sense. No there is no game that I know of at the moment that is planned for the ...little box from Nintendo that plays games..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #298 from articjedi:is there an arcade at the hotel?
master_trainer_pat says, "I doubt it...Gameworks is right near by and they have tons of cool games. You can get lost in that place."
master_trainer_pat says, "They even have Galaga...one of my all time favorites"
master_trainer_mike says, "Robotron!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sinistar!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Frogger!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #300 from lugiasforce87:Since when did Casey's start selling Pokemon cards? I just bought 10 NG packs from there yesterday.
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, I don't know what Casey's is...a big box store or something?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #301 from soslowpoke:Will MTM sing for us at Worlds?
master_trainer_pat says, "prepare to be disappointed!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #302 from lord_schweizer:is space invaders on the list for your all time favorites?
master_trainer_pat says, "I never liked Space Invaders...Astroids was a tad better."
master_trainer_pat says, "IMHO."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #303 from soslowpoke:Does Game Works in Seattle have that game where you move up in the air on those chairs? (I think its a Balloon Battle type game here in Chicago)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. Don't eat two hot dags before playing that one."
master_trainer_pat smiles.
master_trainer_pat says, "hot dogs that is"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #304 from yoshi1001:re: 301: So he is singing. ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "nada"
master_trainer_mike says, "I GOTTA BE ME!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I gotta believe!"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK Pa-Rappa...."
master_trainer_pat says, "Alright...if there are no other questions...we're gonna have to run"
master_trainer_pat says, "there is still lots to get ready"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #307 from soslowpoke:Should the season 7 kits for league have been sent out to stores now?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hope to see you all this weekend..."
master_trainer_mike says, "By the way I'd like to offer congratulations to Patrick Love and Sean Foisy, members of the winning team of the first ever Team Sanctioned event we held at Origins."
master_trainer_mike says, "For the last month they have been #1 in the world!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just wanted to offer congrats before other events are run this weekend."
master_trainer_mike says, "Jason Klacszynski and Alex Brosseau of Team Chicago have been ranked #2 btw!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, see you all this weekend!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #311 from soslowpoke:Are you able to use the card Potion on your partner in team multiplayer?
master_trainer_mike says, "Read the card, anytime you or your is written, you choose."
master_trainer_pat says, "You've been around long enough to know the answer to that one soslowpoke..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye gang."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, back to getting prizes together!"
master_trainer_pat says, "See you this weekend."
master_trainer_mike says, "See you tomorrow for the Open event (only for players in the open) or Saturday for Worlds!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Byeeeeeeeeee!"