Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, September 19, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi hooooooooooo!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(hi hooooooooo!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi ho!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi ho!"
master_trainer_mike says, "It's Poke-chat time I know!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy!"
master_trainer_mike says, "pho pho pho phooo"
master_trainer_mike says, "pho pho pho phoooo"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi ho!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi ho hi ho hi ho!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, clearing out old questions in the cue"
master_trainer_mike says, "HI HOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #398 from indigomaster33:any new news on the challenge series dates?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet, sorry. We will annouce them when we know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #399 from michel1be:cards of new sets may be played in DCI sanctioned tournaments since the day of release. Is the day of release in the USA the key date for every country, or is it the date of release in each country ?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is the date of the product's release in your market."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #401 from mt_icecold:Yo mike, do we got a ruling on holo card e blastoise?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi hoooooooooo!"
master_trainer_mike says, "errr, what's the question?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Chowder?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #402 from mt_icecold:Says Hey ho yourself dude
master_trainer_pat says, "I think they're talking about the Major Tsunami Power"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #403 from decaylife:Okay, Whats up with the ruling on Card E Blastoise, has an official ruling been made on wether the flip on his poke power is to discard an energy off of toise, or just to use the power?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is still being looked into."
master_trainer_mike says, "hooooooo"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #404 from mt_icecold:Any news on this seasons round of big tournaments, or are the details still being worked out?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing yet too tell...soorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #405 from nopoke59:Hi HOOO TOOOOO

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #406 from ikendall:Do you have any information on the European release of Expedition??
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, there are issues still being worked out with the Pokemon Company."
master_trainer_mike says, "Once we know the answer, YOU will know the answer."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #407 from bulletpokemonmaster:do you know the exact date that battle zone begins?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not exactly, starts in early November though."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #408 from lizardotc:If I use Expedition Venusaur's Power to attach both a Rainbow Energy and a Metal Energy to my Active Pokémon, will it take 10 damage (as I think it will)?
master_trainer_pat says, "When the Power says 'at the same time' it doesn't mean that you place the cards on at exactly the same time, you do place them on one at a time, you just can't split this throught your turn. If you place the Metal on first, you can then place on the Rainbow energy without V. taking damage from it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #409 from mrmisdreavus545:Has any expedition boxes been delayed?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure what you mean, different store chains take different amounts of time to process products."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're finding it really difficult to figure out which stores have received it and which ones have not."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's really been a difficult release to track down."
master_trainer_pat says, "We only just today received a few packs each to open up. The rest of Wizards doesn't have any yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "THe card-e cards have had more different companies involved due to the new technology so it has been far more complex to get the product to market."
master_trainer_pat says, "We were able to get some lists of what all the cards do, so that has helped."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #412 from mt_icecold:Any new news, or is this a slow week?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's been a pretty exciting week here actually"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #410 from teamrocket4life:Is there a confirmation on when the 2nd wave of Professor Cards gets shipped?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will announce to the Professor list when the 2nd wave is sent out. We are dealing with several returns form bad addresses right now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #411 from decaylife:Any new battlezone info?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still in the pipes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #413 from bulletpokemonmaster:Do you know if their will be any promos inserted into issues of Nintendo power?
master_trainer_pat says, "None that we know of."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #415 from mt_icecold:As far as supporters go, when you play one it tells you to lay it next to your active, first, does it stay attached to that active you put it on, or does it come back when they're benched, 2nd, Can you play down a supporter, and use the effect for later in your turn, like laying one down, elming and then using it, or does the card go into effect immediatly?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Supporter is not actually attached to your active Pokemon. It's just used as a marker to show that you have already played a supporter that turn."
master_trainer_pat says, "You use the Supporter when you play it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #416 from shadow_dragan5:how hard is it to get a holo charizard
master_trainer_mike says, "I would recommend a really BIG fire proof net myself."
master_trainer_pat says, "From Expedition or from Legendary Collection?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #418 from chrisbo:Just to clarify one of the recent Rules Team rulings, if I play "Blaine" in conjunction with Expedition Venusaur's "Harvest Bounty" power, how many energy cards do I get to attach: 2, 3, or 4?
master_trainer_mike says, "2, both Blaine and the Venusaur's POwer effectivley do the same replcement effect. They are NOT cumulative."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #419 from mt_icecold:Mike, do you think the new venusaur will make shining pokemon easier to play?
master_trainer_mike says, "I guess, I don't like most of them myself but I do use the Shining Tyranitar in my Armor All deck."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #420 from lizardotc:If I attach both both a Lightning energy and a Water energy to my Eevee using Expedition Venusaur's power , do I get to seach for either a water or lightning Eeveelution, and must I declare which before searching?
master_trainer_mike says, "Same asnwer as Pat made, you are actually attaching these cards in an order, just doing them both at the same point in your turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, depends on which one you attach first, that would be the energy type you could flip for first. If you flipped tails, then you could flip for the second energy you attached ands search for its type (if heads)."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #421 from bulletpokemonmaster:on the new e cards. how come it says pokemon/nintendo at the bottom of them and wizards was left out.
master_trainer_pat says, "Our name was too big..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Actually, our name hasn't been on the Pokemon cards in quite some time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #422 from daytongl:Any news on when the Professors are going to get the sales pitch material for BattleZone so we can hit the pavement?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still working out logistics (though the shirts have been ordered and will look pretty spiffy)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #423 from soslowpoke:Are the dotcodes printed on the ecards at the initial printing or are they brought somewhere else where they are added?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are a publicly traded company and cannot answer trade secrets of this sort."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #424 from nopoke59:can you comment on DMTM's new role
master_trainer_mike says, "DMTM is still employed by Wizards of the Coast and will now be much more active online."
master_trainer_mike says, "He will be very involved in the improvement of our web site and will start taking online articles from interested writers very soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "You will also still see him at our major events too."
master_trainer_pat says, "The Dark Master will be much more active online and on the Pokemon web page."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #425 from indigomaster33:the TMP world championship is at gencon you mentioned last chat...any further info on that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, we are just in the palnning stages for next years events. It is scheduled to be at Gen Con in Indianapolis in August."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will have good coverage and prize support for it and that's all I know right now."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #426 from mt_icecold:What card e card come with the new nintendo e reader?
master_trainer_pat says, "There are three cards that come with it and Machamp is one of them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #427 from indigomaster33:in tmp, if i play a supporter on my opponent...since its played on him i cannot use any more supporters my turn...but he can use them on his turn correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #428 from paulie1084:How come not all stores have expedition boosters and decks? I heard a rumor that there was a delay?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is much harder to make these new cards due to the new card-e technology. As previously stated, there are more comanies involved and we are making them as fast as we can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #429 from mrmisdreavus545:Would u have any idea when pojo.com will give away expedition?
master_trainer_mike says, "HUh? Sorry, no."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #430 from decaylife:Okay, Seeing as supporters stay in play when you play them, If my opponent plays Sabrina's Psychic Control, He/She couldnt choose a supporter?
master_trainer_pat says, "They couldn't use SPC on a Supporter."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #431 from shadow_dragan5:in what packs do you find shining pokemon???
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo Revalation and Neo Destiny"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #433 from mt_icecold:Wait, if the cards are attached to Neo2 Eevee(using venusars power) in a specific order, would that aloow you to trigger the power twice?
master_trainer_mike says, "You would have to check after each energy is attached. If the first coin flip ends up heads, then you would be attaching the second energy to the now evolved Eeveelution and would not trigger the power again."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #437 from decaylife:For Legendary collection Alakazam, in team, you can damage swap damage counters between your teammates pokemon, but not from your teammates to yours?
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #435 from lizardotc:re: Q 420: do I get two flips for Energy Evolution if I attach 2 energy cards to Eevee using Venusaur's Harvest Bounty?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, if the first try failed."
master_trainer_pat says, "You would have to make the first flip immediately after attaching the first Energy card to Eevee."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #438 from bulletpokemonmaster:With Pokemon 4Ever less then a month away, do you have any idea what Promo Number the Celebi card is? and do you have any info of any upcoming promos?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know what the number will be yet. No other news on other promos."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #441 from shadow_dragan5:what is DMTM
master_trainer_pat says, "Dark Master Trainer Mike!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #439 from soslowpoke:More active online? Does that mean they finally switched him from mac to windows?
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #440 from teamrocket4life:re:422 We get shirts to help promote BattleZone!?!
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey! We would want you tolook your best after all......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #442 from indigomaster33:you say dmtm will be at major events....is this to mean he will attend more events? or just the normal SC, origins, gencon ect?
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably more of the same"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #443 from indigomaster33:since theres a big event at gencon for tmp...will there be one at origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "Origins will highlight the Professor World Championship."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will also be many smaller events, including team events as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #444 from soslowpoke:status on worlds' winners prizes?
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean the Expedition product? We don;t have it yet, we will send it as soon as we do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #445 from decaylife:I realize that team play is stil relatively new and its kinks are still getting worked out, but there are still a ton of questions that my fellow pokemon players and I, at the local card store have. Any plans on releasing a full compendium dedicated f
master_trainer_mike says, "Well, TC is starting to keep the rulings together. We will get one out ourselves when we can."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #446 from soslowpoke:Can you tell us anything about the contents of the Theme Decks?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not yet. Sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #447 from matthewssandslash:Do you think that there will be a Card-E "map" showing how all the cards interact posted on your site??
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno but that sort of things exists on other sites (try Nintendo for example)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or Pokemon.com"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #448 from mt_icecold:will 4Ever Celebi be legal for DCI play?
master_trainer_pat says, "When released it will be, yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #449 from lizardotc:Is there ANY chance that Wizards could use its influence to get a last minute change in the movie title from "Pokémon 4Ever" to something DECENT?! ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon 2:Electric Boogaloo!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We really don't have any influence on the Pokmon movies."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #450 from pigdeon_of_death:Do you think Expedition will be a good draft set? If so, by itself or with what other set?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a fairly large set and should be ok for booster drafts. Not sure I would use it for sealed though."
master_trainer_pat says, "It has a pretty good selection of Pokemon in it."
master_trainer_pat says, "There's the DMTM now!"
master_trainer_mike says, "munching on a maple bar"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #451 from bulletpokemonmaster:do you know if Aquapolis will have the new crystal pokemon like lugia in the next E card set?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #452 from soslowpoke:will the stadium challenges generally be in the same area they were last year?
master_trainer_pat says, "To early to comment for sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #453 from chrisbo:Re Q430: Why could you not use Sabrina's Psychic Control after playing a Supporter card?
darkmt_mike says, ""Munch""
master_trainer_pat says, "That's not the question Chrisbo. You can't use SPC to pull a Supporter out of your opponent's discard pile because the Supporter would have to be put in play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #454 from indigomaster33:mtm mentioned earlier in the year that wotc might provide such things as trips to the prof world championship ect....is any of that coming along?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really, no."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #455 from monkeyman8889:When is aqauopolis supposed to be released?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sometime after Expedition...."
master_trainer_pat smirks.
darkmt_mike says, "Way after."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #457 from decaylife:So c'mon, how neat ar3 some of the card e games sounding so far?
darkmt_mike says, "Pat! You made MTM leave!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's kinda a neat bonus to be able to swipe a few cards and get a little video game."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #458 from soslowpoke:Do you know whether or not WizardsOfTheCoast/GameKeeper stores will be stocking the eReader?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #459 from mt_icecold:Sorry mike, elekctric boogaloo was the title of a short story about pikachu and ash, also, now that card e is out are the E3promo hoppip and pichu legal for play now?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #460 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 449... I think that "wait and see" would be a great name for the movie... =|
master_trainer_pat says, "Wait and See 2: The Wrath of Kahn"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #461 from soslowpoke:What would be the earliest the first event of the next challenge series would start?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see!!!!! We don't know!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
master_trainer_pat says, "you know...it's really too early to say."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #463 from mrmisdreavus545:Do u know when team-play will be legal for sanctioned tourney?
master_trainer_mike says, "as of 9/1/02"
master_trainer_mike says, "check out the updated Pokemon Floor Rules"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #464 from oldman_405:I got 2 boxes of Expedition yesterday. Must say I'm happy with the # of Holo & Rares from the packs. Now I won't have so many extra com/uncom's. Thanks Guys!!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "Glad you like it. The set actually looks really good."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #465 from lizardotc:If I attach two energy cards to my Active Pokémon using Harvest Bounty, and my opponent has a Dark Ampharos in play, does that Pokémon take 20 damage? If so, what about using the Blaine trainer or Blastoise's Raindance?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes to all."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #466 from matthewssandslash:Serious question: Hasbro has a lot of money, why don't they just buy out TPC, void the contract, and let WotC do whatever they want?? =/ It would solve a lot of problems...
master_trainer_mike says, "It's not for sale as far as I know."
master_trainer_mike says, "And it isn't that simple. Welcome to the world of big business."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #467 from monkeyman8889:when is Expedition legal in sanctioned?
master_trainer_pat says, "It was legal on Sept 16th."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #468 from mt_icecold:Are you ocnsidering making a status higher than master professor, like Mega Master Professor, or Ultra Mega Master Professor Joe?
master_trainer_mike says, "Seriously, there are plans for an additional level to be introduced next year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #469 from decaylife:I am reallly anxious to see what new decks expedition will bring
master_trainer_mike says, "Me too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Lots of interesting grass effects in this set."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #470 from decaylife:Any favs you MT have in particular?
darkmt_mike says, "I like the Venusaur with "Harvest Bounty""
master_trainer_pat says, "One standout Supporter that no one has mentioned yet is Copycat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Being able to remove ANY Special Condition from your Actibe Pokemon makes the Butterfree worth looking at."
master_trainer_pat says, "It basically acts like another Professor Oak's Research but you could get more than 5 cards if your opponent just used a Cleffa on their turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #471 from ikendall:You have a Brock's Ninetales with several Evolution cards attached, the most recent of which is Kingdra (revelation). What attacks could you access via Genetic Memory? Just Vulpix (since Ninetales' power does not count as evolving, so Kingdra is now t
darkmt_mike says, ""Punt""
master_trainer_mike says, "You could NOT choose any atacks on any of the other cards in your example. Genetic Memory ONLY lets you use attacks from Kingdra's basic or evolution cards and there aren't any of these in this example."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #472 from lord_schweizer:how many cards in expedition packs - how many of each rarity - how many holos in a booster box?
master_trainer_mike says, "1 rare per pack"
master_trainer_pat says, "9 cards in a booster, rarity is variable, don't know about a booster box."
master_trainer_mike says, "1 parallel foil per pack (could be a common, uncommon, or rare)"
master_trainer_mike says, "2 non-foil uncommons"
master_trainer_mike says, "1 in 3 packs has a holo"
master_trainer_mike says, "the rest are commons"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #473 from jermy101:Is the reason you have to attach a Supporter to a Pokemon to make sure you don't forget you played one already?
master_trainer_mike says, "or something like that"
master_trainer_mike says, "And there is NEVER a guarantee on how many holos per booster box. the holos variable is calculated across the entire print run"
master_trainer_pat says, "You don't actually attach a Supporter to a Pokemon. You merely lay it down next to the Active Pokemon so you don't forget that you played one that turn."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #475 from ikendall:Do you "Master Trainers" feel a little inadequate with all of these "Master Professors" running around :D ?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
darkmt_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #476 from dragonrider2390:is the copyright date error on dark arbok an official error?
master_trainer_pat says, "If it's official when we know about it, then yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #477 from mt_icecold:Dude pat, copycat is awesome
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, my fellow dude."
darkmt_mike says, "It is the unofficial official error"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sweet"
master_trainer_pat says, "Dude."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, what's mine say?"
darkmt_mike says, "Gnarly"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sweet!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #478 from jermy101:With Expedition Vileplume, if you flip all tails, is it still confused?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #479 from mt_icecold:Its great for turning your opponents cleffa agains them because not only is it possible to get 7+ card but you CAN play more trainers too
master_trainer_mike says, "Ginchy!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Uh-huh..."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #480 from chrisbo:Hey DMTM, what is your opinion about the new Gengar being weak to Darkness? (Chrisbo prepares to duck any Maple Bars hurled in his direction).
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "We always knew Gengar was a fraidy ghost........"
darkmt_mike says, "Neither of us are very happy. Gengar is in mourning."
master_trainer_pat says, "I even think that's lame!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #481 from soslowpoke:(now notices that everyone put Copycat into their deck after MTM pointed it out) O_o
master_trainer_mike says, "It is a good card to use though you are limited to one per turn (no more days of Oak, Oak, Bill, pluspower, etc)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #482 from dragonrider2390:What is copy cat?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a new Supporter Trainer card that is basically another Elm...I'll let you find out what the exact wording is because I just don't feel like typing it here. You're gonna want to check it out though."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #483 from mt_icecold:Yes, we have Bill nowadays, and I had copycat in my deck since monday
master_trainer_pat says, "Only one? Trade for some more dude!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Go get some Expedition if you can!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a really good set!"
darkmt_mike says, "ASAP!"
master_trainer_mike says, "you could go on an expedition for expedition!"
darkmt_mike says, ""Groan""
master_trainer_mike says, "whassa matter? bad maple bar?!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
darkmt_mike says, "LOL"
darkmt_mike says, ""Bad Dates""
master_trainer_pat says, "What you do is pack a little sandwich and a couple juiceboxes in your knapsack and then you journey from town to town looking for Pokemon Expedition packs!"
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
darkmt_mike says, "Wow! That would be quite the....Expedition!"
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike is telling me all about this NEoPet game he's been playing on the internet..."
master_trainer_pat says, "he's waaay addicted!"
darkmt_mike says, "It's everywhere!"
master_trainer_mike says, "well we may get involved with it someday..."
master_trainer_mike says, "maaaybe"
darkmt_mike says, "He plays all day!"
master_trainer_mike says, "or maybe I', just a junky :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "excuses, excuses..."
master_trainer_mike says, "I vote for the junky :)"
darkmt_mike says, "I second...Pat?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Okaely-doakely!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Chat time is over!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi hooooo!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi ho"
master_trainer_mike says, "hi ho"
master_trainer_pat says, "uh-huh"
master_trainer_mike says, "its back to work we go"
darkmt_mike says, "Time to go! Bye!"
master_trainer_mike says, "pho pho pho phoooo"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #489 from oldman_405:Since you don't have the cards there yet, maybe you should expedite the expedition!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "pho pho pho phoooo"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi ho"
master_trainer_mike says, "hi ho hih ho hi ho!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's been expedited"
master_trainer_mike says, "officially!"
master_trainer_pat says, "is that a word?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, see ya!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye gang!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau"