Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, September 12, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Yabba Dabba Dooo"
master_trainer_mike says, ""Want to play with fire, scarecrow??""
master_trainer_pat says, "Here we are ready to take another beatin'"
master_trainer_mike says, "Those who are tardy get no fruit cup!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So let us begin the beguine!"
master_trainer_pat says, "ya can't have any puddin if ya don't eat yer meat!"
master_trainer_mike says, "First, allow us to say that we will NOT be answering Expedition rules answers yet!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We don;t have the cards, most of you don;t have the cards, so there!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's the fact Jack!"
master_trainer_mike bows gracefully.
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "HOWEVER!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoa"
master_trainer_pat says, "pipe down"
master_trainer_mike says, "Many of you have heard about the issue with the Darkness energy and THAT is one issue we will put to bed for you"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yey!"
master_trainer_mike says, "with a nice glass of water and a pat on the head."
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry Pat"
master_trainer_pat says, "I was alittle worried about that"
master_trainer_mike says, "Here is the official answer"
master_trainer_pat says, "ta da..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Please stand by for the upcoming official answer"
master_trainer_pat says, "is it official"
master_trainer_mike says, "Wizards of the Coast is proud to bring yo this official answer which we will soon answer officially."
master_trainer_pat says, "Get to the official part"
master_trainer_mike says, "While you are waiting for the official answer, why not try a nice glass of water?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Water! Its what the body is made of."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok ok"
master_trainer_mike says, "Here is the official answer"
master_trainer_mike says, "coming to you officially"
master_trainer_pat says, "Cool so we can just officially, wait here while you get to that, huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "The text on Darkness energy in the Expedition set is in error, please continue to play the card as written in the Neo Genesis text."
master_trainer_pat says, "So, let me get this straight..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Wizards of the Coast will reissue the Darkness energy with corrected text (same as the Nere Genesis version) in the upcoming Aquapolis release."
master_trainer_pat says, "we just play Darkness Energy exactly how we've always played it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thats the fact Jack!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ow.."
master_trainer_mike says, "Razzle Dazzle!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's my line"
master_trainer_pat says, "Why did the chicken cross the road"
master_trainer_mike says, "We are proud to have been able to bring you this official answer."
master_trainer_mike says, "Which we just gave you"
master_trainer_mike says, "officially."
master_trainer_pat says, "hmmm."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, maybe back to actual questions."
master_trainer_mike says, "Though WE certainly find ourselves amusing."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #271 from bigchuck001:Did you get a different (more readable) type of holo for the reverse holos =P?
master_trainer_pat says, "That is correct, I did see a few of those. They're closer to the foils from Magic the Gathering"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #272 from legom7:if i add DARK to birthday pikachu and i have team rocket's hideout dos pikachu get 20HP?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, though that card isn;t allowed in any sanctioned play."
master_trainer_mike says, "I like to write medium-well on mine."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #277 from indigomaster33:Can you give us any word on the new darkness energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wizards was glad to have been able to bring you the officla answer"
master_trainer_mike says, "which we gave you earlier"
master_trainer_pat says, "Did you like our official answer at the start of the chat?"
master_trainer_mike says, "offically"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #278 from beedrill30:So, have you guys come to a conclusion with the Expedition Darkness Energy? Will it add 10 more damage to Benched Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "ta da..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again, officially look above"
master_trainer_mike says, "officially"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #279 from pigdeon_of_death:Does this mean that those of us on time get fruit cups?
master_trainer_mike says, "errrrrr"
master_trainer_mike says, "I have some warm kiwi in my pocket"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #280 from steelixownzu:Why nol length except on holos in Expedition?
master_trainer_mike says, "All of the biological info for the Pokemon cards now resides on your Game Boy Advance."
master_trainer_mike says, "The dot strip along the bottom of the card unlocks a picture, data, and tips about the card in your GBA if you decide to get the reader when it is available."
master_trainer_mike says, "TPC did it this way in Japan, and we brought it to you"
master_trainer_mike says, "officially"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #282 from mt_icecold:But SOME of us havge cards

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #283 from mt_icecold:If we gave you exact text can we get rulings?
master_trainer_pat says, "Lucky you, no answers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #284 from matthewssandslash:Will there be any Expedition cards packaged with the Reader? You should know 4 days before the release, right???
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but we really don't know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #285 from mt_icecold:how come MT T. Rock is never on the chat?
master_trainer_pat says, "You mean D. Rock?"
master_trainer_mike says, "He says he's D Rock and your misunderstanding has made him cry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #287 from lance313:Not a rules questuion, but what would be the best set to use in a draft with Expedition? For Rochester?
master_trainer_pat says, "Really, we have not been able to try it(because we don't have the cards yet...not that we're bitter)"
master_trainer_pat says, "but you would want a base set of some sort...probably Genesis would be best"
master_trainer_mike says, "Try any of the bigger sets like Genesis or Base Set 2 perhaps."
master_trainer_mike says, "Could try it with Destiny too."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #288 from mt_icecold:MTM you sound like regis phillman
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean Regis Philbin???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Where's Kathy Lee?!?!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #289 from mt_icecold:Mike I think you just slipped up, so the next set is called aquapolis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahh young grasshopper, you listen well!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And no it;s not a lsip up, you just heard it here officially"
master_trainer_mike says, "for the first time"
master_trainer_mike says, "offially like"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #290 from pokesensei:Someone has watched "Stripes" one too many times...
master_trainer_pat says, "We're suckers for old Bill Murray movies..."
master_trainer_mike says, "The aunt jemimah treatment!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #291 from lugiasforce87:Can you tell us when Aquapolis is to be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #292 from mt_icecold:How could you not have the cards before we do? Dont you have the squarecuts like the ones we saw displayed at worlds?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have a few of the cards (that wasn't a full set at worlds). The supply is sold out already!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Which is good but makes it hard for US to get any."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, but we don't have boxes and boxes like we usually have...that stinks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #293 from snorlaxstampede:Are attcks that can only be viewed on the E-Card reader tournament legal?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, the e-reader technology is fun but not tournament legal."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #294 from indigomaster33:did top8 winners of the origins TMP event recieve plaques? and will worlds top 8 placers in the TMP events recieve them as well?
master_trainer_mike says, "The plaques went out in the mail yesterday for the Origisn event (first ever sanctioned Team Constructed event)."
master_trainer_mike says, "No plaques were planned for worlds side events."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #295 from chrisbo:Re Q280 - If there's no length on the Pokemon, then how am I supposed to play Blaine's Quiz #1 now, huh?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, why would you play with tha card?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I figured you would be the one to ask that."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll let you figure it out, ok?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Why not use a nice LSSP or Misty's Cloyster instead?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #296 from mt_icecold:Well ok, tell him ill send him some squirtle wax as an apology
master_trainer_mike says, "he broke out in a big toothy grin :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #297 from pigdeon_of_death:So Murkrow can't KO a benched baby? :( Oh well...
master_trainer_pat says, "Not second turn..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #298 from lord_schweizer:has the condition "burn" been released yet? if so...in which set?...if not...do you know when it will be released, and in which set?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not quite yet, it should be in Expedition."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #299 from pigdeon_of_death:MTM, you sent cards to Pjo, and to the PKMN Center... how could you guys not have any???
master_trainer_mike says, "Because those came straight from production and they haven't made it here to the official headquarters yet"
master_trainer_mike says, "officially"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #300 from daytongl:RE: 293 - So does that mean that the coin flip applet on the Expedition Chansey card will NOT be legal for a randomizer in DCI events?
master_trainer_pat says, "At this point there is no plan to allow it as a randomizer at Tournaments. It's too distracting to other players, takes too long to actually flip and hard to see by both players at the same time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #301 from beedrill30:RE: 280 Since the length is gone does this mean that the level/weight is gone also?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #302 from matthewssandslash:Re: Q280 Does this mean that you can't use Blaine's Quiz 1 on Expedition cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will have to tak with the rules team on this one."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #303 from chrisbo:Just to confirm, Does Pichu's Zzzzap attack affect pokemon that have a Poke-BODY power on them?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, Pokemon Powers are Pokemon Powers"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #304 from mt_icecold:Young Grasshopper here, if the next set is entitled aquapolis, will it feature an abundance of strong water pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "The future is unclear."
master_trainer_pat says, "Try back later"
master_trainer_mike says, "The names of the expansions has more to do with IP background, and less to do with actual expaniosn contents."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #305 from chrisbo:Since the trainers "Power Charge" (Expedition) and "Energy Charge" (Neo: Genesis) are nearly identical except for the name, can you have four of each in a deck since the names are different?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, if that is the case then you could."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #306 from lord_schweizer:officially - in this conversation usually meaning unconprehensably - is the set after expedition called aquapolis?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is."
master_trainer_mike says, "Unless we change our mind"
master_trainer_mike says, "which we could always do"
master_trainer_mike says, "we've done it before ya know"
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't make us turn thiis bus around!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, yes the next set is officially called Aquapolis"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #307 from matthewssandslash:Re: 302 I meant if you don't have a Pokémon Game Boy game, E-reader, other card with same name, etc., just for clarification.
master_trainer_pat says, "The likely-hood of these being allowed in tournaments is slim, but we'll verify with the rules guys first."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #308 from mt_icecold:Is the future unclear, or do you just lack the medicloreans to see it? Maybe I should go find Prf Oak and his alakazam
master_trainer_mike says, "Medicloreans?!?!?! Geez, why don;t you go play with Boxy the Daggit while you are at it....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #309 from chrisbo:I'm not looking for an exact date, but do you have a rough estimate on when Aquapolis is scheduled to be released?
master_trainer_pat says, "later"
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, so please stop asking."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #311 from beedrill30:Will Special Conditions turn off or disable Poke-Bodies also?
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll have to check the cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #310 from jpdevilliers80:Hi there, probably wrong time & place, but WotC UK is ignoring me and I need help
master_trainer_mike says, "You can write in to custserv@wizards.com for any questions, if it is for another office, we can forward it on"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #312 from lugiasforce87:I recently became a professor, but I can't find any place to sign up for the Professor E-mailing list. Do you know where I can sign up?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you passed the online test, I will see your results and add you onto the mailing list"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #313 from jpdevilliers80:re#310 I am from South Africa and I really need league support, can you help me, maybe tell me what I need to do please???
master_trainer_mike says, "The UK office is in charge there but I really don;t think there are planbs for League support there, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #314 from chrisbo:(from IPGeek)What is the status of sanctioning for Team Play and Rochester Draft? The DCI Reporter v2.3 doesn't have a Pokemon Rochester option. Also, the TO area on DCI's site doesn't offer Pokemon Team Play or Rochester sanctioning options either.
master_trainer_mike says, "We are still updating all of that."
master_trainer_mike says, "Team Play was included in the latest version of DCI reporter, the new CD's will be going out soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for Rochester Draft, it is the same thing as a Booster Draft, it is a limited format."
master_trainer_mike says, "You just run it differently but still report it the same way."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #316 from mt_icecold:Was the foreighn card translation rule taken away from DCI play for pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's pretty much the responsibilities of the players to know the cards"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #315 from mt_icecold:Grasshopper wants to know what MTM's favorite MMF deck to play with
master_trainer_mike says, "You mean modified? (there can be only one)."
master_trainer_mike says, "I have a lightning based Ampharos/Raikou/Raichu deck that I enjoy right now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #317 from jermy101:MTM and MTP, what are your favorite expedition cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "We would have to see all the cards to choose that."
master_trainer_mike says, "Having text files isn't quite the same thing."
master_trainer_pat says, "We really have not seen more than a handful of the cards at this point."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #318 from mt_icecold:Boxy the daggit? That must be an old people term
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't diss your elders!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Now where's the geritol?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't you know your BattleStar Galactica?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And you call yourself a geek......"
master_trainer_mike shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #319 from pigdeon_of_death:Can you give us a name on the set after Aquapolis, or are your powers of perception fading? ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "We're not going there yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "I voted for supercropophoppylopolis"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #320 from marril2000:hey mike, saturday is finnally professor exam time for me, and i was wondering if i can take the test at 12:01am eastern or do i have to wait for it to be 12:01 PST?
master_trainer_mike says, "Whatever works for you :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #321 from snorlaxstampede:Is there an offical list were non Professors can look at and find professors in their area, if so were is it.
master_trainer_mike says, "It is on the Professor pages on our Pokemon site. Anyone can go there to find Professors in your area."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #322 from lord_schweizer:where is the online test for becoming a professor?
master_trainer_pat says, "Go to the Pokemon page of our website and there is a link on that page."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #323 from marril2000:has wizards considered the option of releasing any time a DCI reporter for the mac users of the community?
master_trainer_pat says, "Get an emulator.."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #324 from jermy101:Any new news about BattleZone?
master_trainer_mike says, "Starts in November!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's Battlicious!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon Profesors will get a chance for an early look and a chance to earn stuff by showing it off!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #325 from purity1:is it officially safe to officially assume that the word of the day is officially 'official'?
master_trainer_pat says, "You are officially..coreect!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY OFFICIAL!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #326 from bodragon:Will there be DCI number applications available when the new Battlezone program starts in order to take the Professor's test?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but I'm not sure I understand what you are asking."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #327 from snorlaxstampede:Is there anything that we can use the ECard reader for in tournaments, officialy I mean. :)
master_trainer_mike says, "It makes a spiffy paperweight!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, but it is not going to be used in tournament play."
master_trainer_mike says, "Too unwieldy, what happens if batteries die part way through, too many sound effects in a big tournament, hard to view at an angle and so on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #328 from pokesensei:Re:324 Please elaborate on the early look and chance to earn stuff. :-)
master_trainer_mike says, "Details are being hastily scribbled out as we speak."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #329 from mt_icecold:I think the dark master trainers sith powers are clouding your vision, id prefer the force witches though, sith arent so great, and jedi, sheesh!
master_trainer_mike says, "Are you a good witch or a bad witch?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #330 from snorlaxstampede:WE can use paper weights during tournaments. :)
master_trainer_mike says, "He must hate these cans!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Any more questions????"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bueelr?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bueller?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Wacky Wild Action Bike!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bueller?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #331 from m_p_douglas:Since warp point will be in the Expedition set and will be legal for Team Battles, could you repeat the ruling you gave the Professors for using Warp Point in Team Battles. It is similiar to Double Gust.
master_trainer_mike says, "There are too many different ways this could work SO rules team. I wil try and get answers before next week's chat."
master_trainer_pat says, "Also, we want to check if the text of new Expedition card matches exactly. We don't have it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #332 from jermy101:When is Neo Genesis being rotated out?
master_trainer_mike says, "No announced rotation plans at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #333 from lance313:Well, just for the record, I'd like to OFFICIALLY thank the little elf in Customer service that helped our league finally get our missing league season kits. :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Elf says you are wlecome."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #334 from indigomaster33:so how many bothans must die for there to be plaques given out at the next TMP, or other events like the ones from TMP origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "Those plaques cost a fair amount of dinero."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will do prize support as we it makes sense, is fair, and wer can afford :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be a Team Pokemon Championship held at Gen Con in 2003 though!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Big Prizes!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Start practicing now!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #335 from lord_schweizer:a couple of weeks ago i found the list on your page for "all the pokemon league stores in australia" and the one i work for isn't on that list...my i presume there are a lot more you didn't put on "the complete list"?
master_trainer_mike says, "If the international offices don;t tell us about the league sites, we can't post them online."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's not a question of us not putting it on the list, we just don't get alot of communication from teh Australian office at all."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #336 from jpdevilliers80:Why would WotC not support the league in South Africa? After all, we buy your products too and I personally have almost completed all expansions!
master_trainer_mike says, "You need to talk with teh WOTC Uk office but I know for a fact that there are budgetary and staff limitations."
master_trainer_mike says, "It costs ALOT to send materials overseas and I don't know what the situation is in South Africa as far as Distributor support is (usually it is the distributors that handle the leagues in Africa and South America)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #337 from marril2000:so... can you post what the back of the box art reads on the expedition booster boxes :P
master_trainer_pat says, "No, we don't have a box to check out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #338 from bodragon:Re: Q326: I am 19 years old and would like to take the Professor's test. In order to take the test, I need to have a DCI number. I do not have a DCI number. Where or how could I apply for one?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can get a DCVI number by participating in any santioned events. We have a tournament search engine on our web site."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #339 from snorlaxstampede:What is the distrabution of rares, Holos, and Revrse Holos in Expedition boosters
master_trainer_pat says, "We won't tell just yet...we can say that there are 9 cards per booster of Expedition."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #340 from steel_claw:there are some E-cards without length/width and such info, and there are some that are. All the holographic cards have it but none of the reverse holo, or non holo cards have it, except a non holo Butterfree. Is this a misprint? I am so confused
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again, all of the length/width/level/flavor text now appears in the dot code on the scannable cards (holos are not scannable)."
master_trainer_mike says, "You will be able to look at all of that information on a Game Boy Advance with the e-reader once it is available."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #341 from steel_claw:I don't know if anybody said this previously, because I just got here, but the reverse holos look great this time! no more "you cant play with stickers" from people at my league!
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, we think so too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "They do look pretty sly don't they?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #343 from m_p_douglas:There are 3 no no rules in evolution: 1) Evolving on the first turn 2) Evolving a Pokemon that has just been put into play 3) Evolving a pokemon that has just been evolved this turn. Do Pokemon's attacks and Pokemon Powers ignore all 3 of these no no rules? For example: Using Erika's Clefairy's Lunar Power Attack and got a flip of heads. I had already evolved Charmader into Charmeleon. Should not I be allowed to use Erika's Clefairy's Luna Power Attack to evolve Charmeleon into Charizard on this same turn?
master_trainer_mike says, "Erika's Clefairy has an attack called Lunar Power... You CAN play this attack on the first turn and you can even choose a Pokémon on your Bench that you just"
master_trainer_mike says, "played this turn. Since this attack has you take a card from your deck and place it, it NOT stopped by the standard evolution limits. This also falls under the term"
master_trainer_mike says, ""played". Aerodactyl's Pokémon Power "Prehistoric Power" says No more Evolution cards can be played. The Lunar Power attack would NOT be affected by this"
master_trainer_mike says, "as those cards are not "played" (meaning played from your hand)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #344 from steel_claw:I didn't got my New York Promo with my pokemon order yet, even thought I received my E-cards from the Pokemon cnenter and entered the correct promo code. Any info on this?
master_trainer_pat says, "You would have to talk to them about that."
master_trainer_mike says, "Try finding contact info on their web site."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #345 from purity1:i have the card....(warp point)
master_trainer_pat says, "Thanks for the offer Purity, but the point is we should have the cards in front of us before we dive into rules questions about them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #346 from steel_claw:Sorry if this has been asked before, but do you know if the Dark NRG is misprinted or not yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, it is misprinted. Play the card as it is written in Neo Genesis."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #347 from steel_claw:Say I'm using a sneasel in team battle, can I flip for the number of pokemon on my teammate's bench instead of my own?
master_trainer_mike says, "That Sneasel is not allowed in Team Play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #348 from matthewssandslash:Will the Expedition theme decks be any different than previous ones (price, card content, rares, foilage, etc._)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Should be pretty close...I wish we could tell you more."
master_trainer_mike says, "I designed one and they are similar."
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #349 from snorlaxstampede:Any news on when/were the new challenge series will take place.
master_trainer_mike says, "We are still in the planning stages on this."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #350 from soslowpoke:Has Wizards gotten their "stock" of Expedition yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #351 from steel_claw:Will the next sets contain so many rare cards in the booster packs? :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #352 from soslowpoke:Were there any announcements?
master_trainer_pat says, "Only the one about Darkness energy"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #353 from steel_claw:RE#328 But don't you have to be a professor in order to be able to participate in 15+ sanctioned events?
master_trainer_mike says, "You have to be a Professor to play in Professor events."
master_trainer_mike says, "There are many sanctioned events that are open to players of all ages (including team, side events, and local tournaments)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #354 from monkeyman8889:Muk does shut off poke bodys correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #357 from m_p_douglas:I'm using Sabrina's Mr. Mime's Sleight of Hand attack, I shuffle 3 cards from my hand into my deck (step one) Then I search for that many energy cards and put them into my hand (step two.) Even if I find only 3 or 2 or 1 or zero energy in my deck? This is two different steps just like Metapod's Hatch attack does two separate things-searches for Butterfree and removes damage counter. If one does not work in a case like this the other would still work?
master_trainer_pat says, "If there are less energy cards than what you put on top of your deck then you just take what is remaining."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmm, we answered this question back in April of 2001."
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out the Master Rulings document for most answers."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #361 from steel_claw:So what new archetypes do you think would be made from this set? I'm personally looking forward to the Soothing Aroma Meganium Swarm deck. So far, it's been very fun playing. :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to see a LOT of creativity with you guys!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Try new things!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Get out and play!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Once again we'd really like to see the whole set and get a chance to build some decks before we make any calls like that."
master_trainer_mike says, "And don;t track mud across my clean floors!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #360 from soslowpoke:Which deck did you design, Mike? Electric Garden or Echo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Echo :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #362 from steel_claw:Special conditions shut off pokebodies, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "Check the card though..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Poke-POWERS are usually shut off, Poke-BODYs are not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #363 from marril2000:any word on the number of (and/or locations) for the next stadium challenge(s)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still planning (and budgeting) them out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #364 from matthewssandslash:Re: 357 How mean of you to slam the Compendium like that! =/
master_trainer_mike says, "Why is that a slam? You all know about that site alreday right? :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #365 from soslowpoke:Will we ever be seeing any new foil energy promos next year ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, foil darkness energy comes in Expedition right? (reverse holo)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #367 from steel_claw:When I play Blaine's Quiz #1, where may my opponent look to find the pokemon with the same name's length? the discard piles, in play area, their binder?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have no answer for this card yet. Japan actually asked us to not let you play with any of the cards that came out BEFORE Expedition with Expoedition. In their market, they see it as a seperate set."
master_trainer_mike says, "So there may be some rules issues with combining these sets that they didn't cover when they create dthe cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "We , of course, want you to be able to mix sets so we will need to clear up some of these rules."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #368 from m_p_douglas:Until you say the evolution can be done by an attack or Pokemon Power on a Pokemon that has arleady been evolved that turn, then Team Compendium won't change their ruling on the subject? Sorry if I am going about this the wrong way I am just try to clarify what is in Team Compendium since so many people depend on it.
master_trainer_mike says, "Huh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Basically, if an attack or a Pokemon Power has you attach a Pokemon to a card in play (and says it counts as evolving) what it means is that anything that would be triggered by a Pokemon evolving woiuld be triggered."
master_trainer_mike says, "Like eevee's Chain Reaction, or the removal of a status effect or so on."
master_trainer_mike says, "The evolution rules ONLY limit when you play a Pokemon from your hand onto a Pokemon in play."
master_trainer_mike says, "Those others, get around these limitations."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #369 from lord_schweizer:is there anywhere i can download this chat session
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, Team Compendium gets them up right away :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #371 from jermy101:can attached cards on brock's ninetales use their Poke-BODYs, or are they still considered Poke-POWERs?
master_trainer_mike says, "Poke-BODYs are Pokemon Powers, they are just a sub category of them. You could NOT use them in this case."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #372 from soslowpoke:Will there be any reverse foil Basic Energy in expedition?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, we have future plans for that stuff."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #373 from m_p_douglas:Thanks for the nice job at Worlds. I hope it is in Seattle next year too.
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks, it may be but still in the planning."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #374 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 362 does this mean that old powers that should be Bodies (like Invisible Wall) do NOT get turned off by Special Conditions???
master_trainer_mike says, "No no no, do NOT recategorize older cards. Play a card as written!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #375 from steel_claw:RE#367 To clarify, asuume both me and my opponent are not using Expedition cards at all.
master_trainer_pat says, "Just the in play area or the discard pile for either player."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, thank you all for coming to this OFFICIAL chat!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will be ready to answer your plethora of Expedition questions next week!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Back to work for us!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Seeya!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Talk to you guys next week!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau"