Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, September 05, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang! I'm back from London and ready to answer a plethora of questions."
master_trainer_mike says, "You do know what a plethora is right?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I would hate to think you were asking a plethora of questions if in fact you didn't know what a plethora was!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway...."
master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy"
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from steel_claw:Will there ever be sanctioned Team Battles for Standard/Unlimited(er, I forgot what to call it, its the format with no bans^.^')
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope. That would be far too silly (My Ditto is facing your LSSP'd card which ends up beinga Blaine's Ninetails and so on....)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #158 from indigomaster33:will the darkness energy in expedition re wording stay as is? or will it be errated?
master_trainer_pat says, "It is alittle different...but we won't go into details just yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #159 from kiole_quickblade:Hi, In blue version where do u get the pokeflute
master_trainer_pat says, "Gee, I don't know can anyone help this eager trainer?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #160 from trekiev:When will the Worlds Professor Challenge results be posted on the website?
master_trainer_mike says, "That was a non-sanctioned event that was run as a benefit for the staff at Worlds. The results from the Sanctioned Pokemon Championsip at Origins whould be up soon (wrote a long article about it myself)."
master_trainer_mike says, "In other words, there are no plans for coverage on that event."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #162 from mt_icecold:Any news on Pokemon Expedition?
master_trainer_pat says, "What questions do you have about it?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from daytongl:Any idea of when the MPs or Profs can expect the marketing materials for BattleZone?
master_trainer_mike says, "We hope to have information up about that part of the Professor program next week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from mt_icecold:Yo mike, got any thoughts on what might be archetyped into the existing entei/cargo deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, the Venusaur could be interesting. Combined with a Typhlosion and you could attach 3 fire energy to an active Magcargo per turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #165 from marril2000:hey mike, i was wondering if you can exactly define the differences between a Poke-BODY and a Poke-POWER, i have heard a few different things going around
master_trainer_mike says, "Those are just clarifications for the players benefit. They are both Pokemon Powers (menaing Muk would shut them both off)."
master_trainer_mike says, "A Poke-BODY only affects the Pokemon that has it and is continuous."
master_trainer_mike says, "A Poke-POWER is an actiavted Pokemon Power that could have all sorts of effects."
master_trainer_mike says, "Poke_BODYs are not shut off when the Pokemon has a Special Condition on it as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #166 from lord_schweizer:If I use a professor elm trainer can I then put down a gold berry, focus band etc.?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you cannot."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #167 from bigchuck001:Theres a big rumor going around saying that withthe new Darkness Energy, things like Murkrows feint attack will do 30+ damage to a BENCHED pokemon. Is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Good catch Alex!"
master_trainer_mike says, "That is true."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from mt_icecold:whats your favorite card from card E
master_trainer_mike says, "There are a lot to check out. Don't have fave yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #169 from bulletpokemonmaster:Is Promo #50 the promo from the pokemon center New York? and is it possibly Unown R?
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't know. We have not heard any plans to release Unown R"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #170 from mt_icecold:Whats steve's opinion on TR Meowth being banned from MMF
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sure he's crushed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from snorlaxstampede:I am trying to get some tournaments running in my town. Do you have any suggestions to help me do this?
master_trainer_mike says, "Information on running and santioning tournaments is all available on the web at www.thedci.com"
master_trainer_mike says, "Also, you could contact Pokemon Professors in your area for help as wlel."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from teamrocket4life:Any new details you can give us on BattleZone?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is moving forward and will start in November."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from lizardotc:When is, or was, the first date that Expedition is allowed in sanctioned play?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sept 15th."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from chrisbo:So just to clarify, Muk's "Toxic Gas" will prevent Poke-Body powers, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #173 from trekiev:whats up with the experation date on the professor cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I think the idea is that you will need to re-test when they expire."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from michel1be:Is Battlezone for USA only or is it for Europe too ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Different markets have their own plans. I believe it will be coming out in Europe as well though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #176 from ikendall:If you had 2 Venusaurs on the bench, could you attach 3 energy per turn to your Active, or just 2, irrespective of the number of Venusaurs you have?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm really not going to even try to answer that since I don't even have that card yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's impossible to get into the rules questions when you don't have the text of the card."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #179 from trekiev:darkness energy has been changed?! why?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know. It's news to me. Like I mentioned in the answer to the last question I don't have any cards yet. I did see a few and I think MIke has a few, but that's it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #180 from snorlaxstampede:Will Dark Magcargos Bench Damage also be uped with the new Dark NRG text?
master_trainer_pat says, "Wait until you have the new cards in front of you to ask that please."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from soslowpoke:So is expedition legal for use?
master_trainer_pat says, "On Sept 16th"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from bulletpokemonmaster:Anything yet on Battle Zone? and when its suppose to start?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a low cost, flexible evcent support kit will provide participation and prize promo cards. It can be used for simplified league play as well if that is what the tsore chooses. It starts in November, more details to come."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #182 from lord_schweizer:are there any new pokčmon in the expedition set...i'm in australia...and LC has only just come out...
master_trainer_pat says, "No, only the previously printed Pokemon with new attacks and Powers"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #183 from chrisbo:So from now on, we are to play Darkness Energy as written on the Expedition version regardless of which actual card we are using in our deck, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "As of 9/16/02 yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from monkeyman8889:what is the ruling for the new dark energy? If attached to a murkrow does it do 10 extra damage to the bench or is it just supposed to be played like the neo genesis one
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, we don;t answer these questions until after the offiocial release date."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #185 from bigdaddysnorlax:When the text for a previously released card changes in a new set, like Darkness energy, how are the older cards played?
master_trainer_pat says, "As with other games that we make, you will need to start using the new text as soon as the set is released"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #186 from soslowpoke:Do we (brother and I) get any special recognition for our feats in both the Team Sealed events ever held? o_O
master_trainer_pat says, "You got that special recognition last week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from lizardotc:Will Battle Zone supplement league, or will it REPLACE league?
master_trainer_mike says, "Replace League."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from bulletpokemonmaster:Will battle Zone have a chance for people to earn cards? or anything of that sort?
master_trainer_mike says, "Details to come gang."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from lizardotc:Re: #175: Not long ago, you stated that there were no longer official release date for Pokémon. I take it that official release dates are now back... correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, offical release dates are not back, but because some stores start selling the new set _way_ before the others has made it so that we need to have a date when the new set would be legal"
master_trainer_pat says, "So that this doesn't create an unfair playing field for those that can't get the new cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from pigdeon_of_death:Is Exedition out yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Mainly no, 1 store has an exclusive but the main release is Sept 15th."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from soslowpoke:Umm where is the basic energy in expedition? :p
master_trainer_mike says, "The theme decks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from sd_pokemom:Will those of us unfortunate to have Leagues which are behind in getting kits be able to get the kits we've missed, even when BattleZone starts?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be a limited window to do so yes, but eventually we are trying to get everyone running at the same time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #194 from mt_icecold:Will top 8 at worlds for both age groups get invited back enxt year?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not worked that out yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #195 from lance313:Re: Expedition: How many different box toppers are there?
master_trainer_pat says, "four."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #196 from bigchuck001:If the Dark ruling sticks, I think something should be done about Murkrow. The card was broken in Unlimited already. Now it's like a necessity in every deck.
master_trainer_pat says, "whatever..."
master_trainer_mike says, "The sky is falling te skiy is falling!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #197 from trekiev:i heard there aren't anymore 1st edition printings, how come?
master_trainer_mike says, "1st edition stopped with Neo Destiny. It didn't make sense as far as long term growth of the product."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from purity1:if i do have the cards in front of me can i ask about them? :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have them in front of us and we won't talk about them."
master_trainer_mike says, "After 9/15 gang."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from sd_pokemom:Just got my Professor Card; it looks AWESOME!! Thanks guys...it was worth the wait! :-D
master_trainer_mike says, "Yay! Glad they finally are getting out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #201 from soslowpoke:Oooh so now Base Set 2 Full Heal Removes all special conditions like the Expedition one?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from teamrocket4life:Will the Coin Flipper on the Chansey E-Card (When used with the E-Reader) be legal for gameplay purposes?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from marril2000:now does battlezone by any chance involve those crazy green star stampers ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #205 from bulletpokemonmaster:When a Pokemon Like Light Lanturns Pokemon Power changes the attack from Electric to Water, does it do 60 Damage to fire pokemon rather then 30?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think you're talking about Lanturn...it's Submerge Power can change it's type to water"
master_trainer_pat says, "So it does count as a water attack"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #206 from soslowpoke:I didnt see any special recognition...(checks log) nope :'(
master_trainer_pat says, "You were mentioned...we posted your question..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from puritys_echidna:is the pokemon center going to get exclusive early release rights for sets from now on, or was expedition a one time deal?
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from soslowpoke:Any futher info on when the Theme deck challenge winners will be receiving their expedition boosters?
master_trainer_mike says, "We don't even have our allotment of the product yet. Once we do, we will send these prizes out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #209 from soslowpoke:Hmm...so will the Echo Theme Deck (alakazam one) have all 6 basic energy in it to complement its Poke-Power?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hold your Horseas"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #210 from marril2000:any new info about the Pokemon Rewards System besides the holographic energy making a second apperence?
master_trainer_mike says, "When we have more details, you will have more details."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from ikendall:How are the Prof cards being dealt with internationally? Have the been sent from the US, or will they be sent by local offices?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are sending them all out from here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #212 from calathon:do we have to build robots for BattleZone?
master_trainer_mike says, "ROBOTECH!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Giant Firebrathing Robots.."
master_trainer_pat says, "...breathing..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #213 from prof_kris:Any idea about when the schedule for the next Challenge series will be out?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #214 from bigchuck001:I'm not sure if anyone asked allready so I'll ask now =P. Any news on when the new Gym Challenges and Stadium Challenges will start up?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are in the process of scheduleing them now. It does take some time. We will try and tell you as soon as we can."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #215 from matthewssandslash:I heard a rumor about a WotC exclusive set... can you verify/trash that rumor?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's an old one. The last thing we heard was that prospects for that were not good."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is on the back burner. Hope to see it sometime."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #216 from gym_leader_blaine:so any more information for pokemon battlegrounds that is coming out?
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean BattleZone? Details to come soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #217 from lizardotc:During what month do you envision the new Challenge Series tournaments will begin?
master_trainer_mike says, "When we know, you will know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #218 from teamrocket4life:Is it possible to have the important rules documents (Master Rules Document, Pokemon Floor Rules, etc.) available to download in a Palm OS format?
master_trainer_pat says, "Only if you're able to make the conversion."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from snorlaxstampede:Will the locations for the new Challenge series be the same as last year or will you try to spread them out?
master_trainer_mike says, "We plan on trying to offer more Gymn Challenges in a wider spread this next series."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from darkleafchampion:I just got here, so sorry if this is repeated. I just checked my mail And got the Professor Card... Thank you!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Glad you got it :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "You're welcome!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #223 from bulletpokemonmaster:Do you know if Wizards will make the next 2 Card E sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Thats the plan!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #224 from lucky_cal:Are the Pokémon Powers Drive Off (Light Arcanine) and Major Tsunami (Feraligatr) mandatory?
master_trainer_pat says, "Lt. Arcanine's Drive Off is written in a way that makes it mandatory if he is your active Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "BTW, I wanted to thank all of the Pokemon Professors who worked and helped with Gen Con UK."
master_trainer_mike says, "You guys were great!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from prof_kris:Do you know if the Pokemon Sanctioning Application will be updated, since there are so many more formats...I think Pokemon should have it's own like Magic
master_trainer_mike says, "It is being updated as we speak and will be posted online soon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #226 from lucky_cal:Re: 224 What if an active Lt. Arcanine or Feraligatr is retreated before the power is used?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think you would, but Mike says we better check with the rules team on this one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #227 from bigchuck001:Ok, just to clarify because I wasnt sure on your response, would a Murkrow with a Darkness Energy and a Recycle Energy do 30 damage to a benched Pokemon when Expedition comes out?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're going to also clarify that with the rules team. Maybe that was a misprint and we'll have to play it like it's always been played."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #228 from calathon:If Brock's Ninetales has Shapeshifted into a Pokemon that does not have a Pokemon Power, does it still take damage from Pichu's Zzap!?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it still has the Shapeshift Power, otherwise you wouldn't be able to keep attaching cards to B. Ninetales."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from michel1be:If we were great, GenCon UK was great too. :-) We've had a lot of fun !
master_trainer_mike says, "Excellent!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #230 from babayaga:Last week there was a ruling that a Confused Pokemon that failed a retreat attempt, then Evolved could try to retreat again. But wouldn't the Evolution cure the Status Effect?
master_trainer_mike says, "What are you saying? If you evolve, Confusion is cured and you can reterat."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #231 from marril2000:i have heard that boxtoppers from expedition dont have the "not for play use" on the backs, does this mean if you ever make basic energy in boxtopper form we could make a deck :P
master_trainer_mike says, "They do have normal card backs but they are so big they would clearly be marked cards in your deck."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #232 from sd_pokemom:Is this a white magnetic strip on the back of the professor card? It doesn't _feel_ like a signature strip; if it's magnetic, what info is encoded?
master_trainer_pat says, "It is purely for your viewing pleasure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #233 from soslowpoke:Any info on when the first challenge series event will be or when event schedule will be up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will tell you when we know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from soslowpoke:Hmm if there are only 4 boxtoppers in Expedition, and the numbers on the boxtoppers have a /12 on them, does this mean that there will be 4 in expedition, 4 in (dont want to spoil the name for anyone) carde2/3 and 4 in whatever set comes after that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe, rabbit, maaaybe."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from chrisbo:While we're on the subject of Brock's Ninetales, did you ever get an answer back from Rules Team about whether the Recall trainer allows Brock's Ninetales to use any of its previously-attached evo cards' attacks? (similar to Neo Aerodactyl's power)
master_trainer_mike says, "No we haven't."
master_trainer_mike says, "Why? Does anyone actually play that card?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #236 from snorlaxstampede:Do you know when the E-card Reader will be released.
master_trainer_mike says, "I have heard that there will be a small allotment released in November in the US and another smal allotment near Xmas in the US."
master_trainer_mike says, "That might not be true though."
master_trainer_mike says, "Any other questions my friends?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #238 from soslowpoke:Has DMTM shown you the card I made for him at GenCon yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from prof_kris:Any cards considering being banned from TMP?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from skywolf9653:Can you repeat any announcement? I got in late?
master_trainer_mike says, "Didn't have any, just answering questions this week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #241 from teamrocket4life:Could there ever possibly be a bundle package with, say, the E-Card Reader and a Theme Deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably not, Nintendo makes the reader, we make the cards, that isn't a likely combo."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from pigdeon_of_death:If Brocks Ninetails has evolved pokes attached, can Recall let it use a Brock's Vulpix attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry guys, the game rules aren't clear. We will ask Japan and see what they say."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #244 from soslowpoke:Do you ever feel the urge to raid DMTM's office?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope, it's been designated an official historic landmark and cannot be touched."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #245 from soslowpoke:Ever plan on doing "Fat Packs" for Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans at this time."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hmmm...there will be some Pokemon Big Box sets at Toys R Us that include the Trainer Video and a bunch of packs(maybe even some international ones) for a good price"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #246 from pokemonwarrior:If there is an Ecogym in play, and i play Misty's wrath, and discard Energies, will they return to my hand?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, read Ecogym. It says if a Trianer discards a non-colorless energy from another player's Pokemon....."
master_trainer_mike says, "That isn't happening in this case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from lucky_cal:Last week it was ruled that Dk. Gengar's attack would Pull In a Benched Pokémon against Neutral Barrier Mew... but this contradicts similar previous rulings decisions.
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually it wouldn't work. Please disregrad what was said last week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #249 from snorlaxstampede:Why does expedition have 9 card boosters?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because e-cards cost more to make, we didn't raise the price of the packs, and each and every pack comes with a rare AND a parallel foil."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also 1 in 3 packs also come with a Holo card."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, 1 in 9 packs come with a rare, a parallele foil rare, AND a HOLO!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not bad huh?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #250 from prof_kris:Will prizes at Stadium Challenges be from Expedition?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #251 from pokemonwarrior:Are the E-cards compatible for play without the reader?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Card-E cards are the next Pokemon TCG expaniosn."
master_trainer_mike says, "PLay them as any other expansion."
master_trainer_mike says, "The card-e content is a nifty extra that comes with the cards but has nothing to do with playing the card game."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #252 from teamrocket4life:Could you ever bring back those cool little glass bead damage counters? Even if it raises the price of a theme deck a little?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, too many people thought they were candy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from bigdaddysnorlax:Is it true that Expedition Boosters only contain 9 cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, but the 2 cards that were removed were commons."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #256 from soslowpoke:Ooooh this isn't Pokemon related, but do you know whether or not the next Harry Potter Expansion will have a new Lesson type?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #257 from ikendall:Any Professor events on the horizon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Again, we are working on all of the Pokemon event schedules right now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #259 from pokemonwarrior:Are the E-cards required for the card reader?
master_trainer_mike says, "The e-reader only reads card-e cards!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #260 from chrisbo:Do you guys know if the Trainer Video to be included in the "Big Box" has been updated, or is it the same one we've had for a couple of years now?
master_trainer_pat says, "Same one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #261 from soslowpoke:How do 1 in 9 come with a holo, rare, and reverse foil?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see."
master_trainer_mike says, "That ISN'T GUARNTEED BTW!!! Just doing the math."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #262 from lucky_cal:Will there be a difference in the parallel foil cards with the rares that have both holo and non-holo cersions?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #263 from snorlaxstampede:so Expedition commons will be rarer then commons from other sets.
master_trainer_mike says, "I supose youcould look at it that way."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #264 from prof_kris:Since Expedition packs have less cards, would the recommended number of drafting packs is 6?
master_trainer_mike says, "Realistically, to keep costs down you would probably still want to use 5, but if you could afford 6, you would get a better mix."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #265 from michel1be:Legendary Collection boosters are great for sealed play. Is it the same with the Expedition boosters ?
master_trainer_pat says, "LC really was set up more for sealed play. It's unlikely that Expedition will work that nicely"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #267 from pokemonwarrior:Are there any events for older players without the need to become a professor?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, play in any of the 6000 sanctioned Pokemon tournaments held every year, or play in any of the sanctioned Team events or any of the side events held at Pokemon premiere events or at leagues or soon at Battlezone."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #268 from soslowpoke:Are there still 3 uncommons per booster in expedition?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think its 2 actually"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #269 from teamrocket4life:Were the Expedition boosters printed in a way to make drafts easy (Like Legendary Collection was)?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye guys."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, its 4 pm, thank you all for coming."
master_trainer_mike says, "More details on our programs to come on our web site as soon as we can getthem up."
master_trainer_mike says, "2002-2003 is gonna be a lot of fun!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hopefully Expedition will be in better circulation next Thurs"
master_trainer_pat says, "Later"