Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, October 10, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang."
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome to another week of the Pokemon Chat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Brought to you this week by Purina Pikachu Chow."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ta dahh!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Chow Chow Chow!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Filled with lots of metal and zinc to help your little yellow mouse get really charged up!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #58 from pasonia:What are the banned cards of Pokemon Modified format?
master_trainer_pat says, "Neo Genesis Sneasel, Ancient Mew and B-day Pika"
master_trainer_pat says, "Those are the only banned cards"
master_trainer_pat says, "There are other sets that are not allowed and 1-20 of the Blcak Star promos"
master_trainer_pat says, "but those are not technically banned"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hi Dark MT Mike"
darkmt_mike says, "Hello!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #62 from marril2000:hey mike! sadly Pokemon 4ever showtimes in this state are less than leagues (that store is still needing to call me back @_@), are you by any chance seeing it (if you do have any near by show times)?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have barely even heard it mentioned on TV and radio ads"
master_trainer_pat says, "I wonder if my weekly Amazon.com showtimes update will mention it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #63 from mysterioustrainer:Questions to answer nope to: Any news on Challenge Series or on Battlezone?
master_trainer_pat says, "Look! You answered your own question!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from indigomaster33:ANY word on ANYthing new? CS, Battlezone?
master_trainer_pat says, "See answer above...."
master_trainer_mike says, "More details to come soon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #65 from soslowpoke:What's the current status on the Worlds' winners Expedition product prizes?
master_trainer_pat says, "If they have not been sent out already then they're in process of being sent."
master_trainer_mike says, "A few of the people who participated in the event did not supply their full mailing address."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you do not receive your prizes within the nbext two weeks, then please contact customer service so they can pass it along."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from bodragon:Any progress with Expedition in Europe?
master_trainer_mike says, "More dteails to come VERY soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "details"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from marril2000:by any chance, do you know when the next wave of professor cards will be sent out, and if any, the most recent cut off?
darkmt_mike says, "Not derails."
master_trainer_mike says, "I am waiting for a final report to check on Master Professor status updates, then the next wave will be sent out. Hopefully early next week."
master_trainer_mike says, "And that's it for questions?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok see ya!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(kidding)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from soslowpoke:When E-cards are printed, are the dot-codes printed with the initial printing or added on in another location?
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be propeitary business information, sorry :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "dang, my typing is off today"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from chrisbo:Hey Mike, got any new rulings you'd like to share with us all? (hint, hint)
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, nah"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'd rather you took the time to type up a few hundred rules questions"
master_trainer_mike smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from soslowpoke:Any Aquapolis info you can tell us?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're kinda keeping a lid on the info until we're absolutly ready to let that little monster out of the box"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from soslowpoke:Hmmm...if DMTM is there, tell him thanks for picking my number for the Pojo drawing for Expedition cards =)
darkmt_mike says, "Your welcome!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey. I picked that number!"
darkmt_mike says, "Ypu did not!"
darkmt_mike says, "You"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #73 from marril2000:by any chance, why are only the refractor/holo e-cards have the dashes in the boarders? in the future if there are any cards printed without the code (if any), will the 'cutoutness' of them be there, or will it be a solid yellow boarder?
master_trainer_pat says, "The dashes are just a design to take the place of the actual bar code static that can't be used on those cards due to the foil"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from chrisbo:From the Professor e-mails... Can "Heal Powder" be used to remove the new Burned special condition?
master_trainer_pat says, "The Heal Powder card states exactly what conditions it can remove. Burn isn't one of the listed conditions."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #77 from chrisbo:From the Professor e-mails... The new Expedition version of Potion says "remove 2 damage counters", but the original version said "remove *UP TO* 2 damage counters". Which way should we play the new card?
master_trainer_pat says, "Play it the same as the original."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #82 from pokesensei:The E-Card Full Heal is reworded so you can get rid of the Burned Condition.If I play an older version of the card,like from Base Set,will that get rid of the Burned Special Condition as well even though it states only the 4 conditions that were in th
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, like with other reprinted card, use the most recent wording."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79 from marril2000:i have always wondered this, what exactly does that little ID number stand for on the card-e? ex. "ID: B - 76"
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it really just has something to do with the E-reader info, but I'm not sure."
darkmt_mike says, "It's it identification number"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75 from chrisbo:From the Professor e-mails... Can you play the "Multi Technical Machine 01" (TM01) on a Clefairy Doll or Mysterious Fossil since they count as Pokemon while in play?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #78 from bulletpokemonmaster:Do you have any info on Battle Zone?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nothing new and exciting to announce"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from chrisbo:Please explain how Crobat's "Triggered Poison" effect would react to an opponent's Venusaur's "Harvest Bounty" power.
master_trainer_pat says, "The Power's effect has already started...it has replaced the regular energy placement for that turn. By the time the Harvest Bounty Power is shut off due to Poison it's too late to stop you from placing the additional energy."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #81 from chrisbo:Let's say my active Pokemon has only 10hp left, and Venusaur with "Harvest Bounty" is on the bench. If I attach a Rainbow Energy to my active first, is the pokemon KO'd immediately and if so, what do I do with the second energy card?
master_trainer_pat says, "It would be KO'd immediately and the other energy follows the KO'd Pokemon into the discard pile."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from thekernel:where can i get help with magic?
master_trainer_pat says, "At the Doug Henning school for the gifted..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from matthewssandslash:Do you know how long the shipping of Theme Deck Challenge booty will take? Like, days, weeks, months, years ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be in the next 2 weeks or so."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #85 from lord_schweizer:a while ago - one of you told me that with pokémon powers - any power that says - this does not work if this pokémon is asleep confused or paralyzed - you add poison to that list - can you confirm that for me?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from bulletpokemonmaster:It seems the Pokemon League this year near the end was taken over by yu-gi-oh. Will Battle zone eliminate the yu-gi-oh problem at the pokemon event?
master_trainer_mike says, "I have no idea how to answer this."
master_trainer_mike says, "People should play what they like."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from lord_schweizer:also - do you add burn to that list?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #88 from marril2000:from past experences, the movie promo is packed with a little advertisment card, by any chance, what will we see featured on this one? ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "Wait and see."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from pokesensei:If you use Expedition Clefable`s Poke Power "Moonlight" and there isn`t a Basic energy in your deck,do you still keep the card that you "put on your deck" in it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, you do."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from lord_schweizer:if my opponent's active pokémon is mysterious fossil - and my active pokémon is ditto (from fossil) can i retreat or do i have to discard ditto?
master_trainer_pat says, "You would have to discard Ditto, turn his power off or scoop him up."
darkmt_mike says, "Or get a real fossil to replace him with."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from pigdeon_of_death:Re: 75 I thought that Clefairy Doll, at least, stated "... Clefairy Doll can't attack, retreat or use a Pokémon Power..." ???
master_trainer_pat says, "Actually, check the text again. It states that C. Doll has no attacks. But you give it one when you put the TM on it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from bulletpokemonmaster:Do you know of anymore promos coming out after the Celebi promo?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know of any that I'm allowed to give out info on yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "More promos are on the way though..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from indigomaster33:are converted energy by charizard tyranitar and porygon considered special energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from bigdaddysnorlax:Did you know that the PokeGym Boards are running a Trivia contest this weekend during UnCon, and the 1st prize is a box of Pokémon Boosters?
darkmt_mike says, "Why yes I do..and thank you for that paid political advertisement! Everyone do the trivia thing!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from lord_schweizer:i thought ditto's power was automatic - could i just turn it off and retreat? and if ditto transformed into something the turn before - would i still be able to be that one even if it had been knocked out?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you have to shut it off with some other card. You can't just choose to have it shut off."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from marril2000:any word on the BattleZone demo kit things? will professors be able to order them or will they be issued/offered to limmited professors?
master_trainer_mike says, "Details are being worked out. It will not be open to everyone."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm outta here...see you all next week."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye"
master_trainer_pat bows gracefully.
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm still here though if you have any other questions."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, any other questions???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm?"
darkmt_mike says, "Do you have a cat?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Me? My housemate does."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from marril2000:so... which do you prefer more windows or mac?
master_trainer_mike says, "Errr. any other Pokemon questions?"
darkmt_mike says, "Just trying to stop you from singing."
master_trainer_mike says, "(windows - I aactually like playing new games when they release, not 2 years later)"
master_trainer_mike says, "FEELINGS!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WHOA WHOA WHOA"
darkmt_mike says, "NOOO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELINGS!"
master_trainer_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from marril2000:so... after year 3 of the league, does wizards still have additional green star stampers sitting around?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are buried in the desrt next to the ET Atari 2600 cartridges."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from raidenx:Do you think pokemon will ever become as popular as it was in the past year or two?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why would it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "The history of fads shows us that NOTHING ever cvomes back to its height."
master_trainer_mike says, "Look at Star Wars for example, even with the new movies released, it is not as big as it once was."
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT, any well done and popular IP can continue on for years (like Star Wars for example)."
darkmt_mike says, "It is steady however and has shown staying power."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from marril2000:what is the wizards chat quote/word of the week?
master_trainer_mike says, "this week is a poem..."
master_trainer_mike says, "ahem"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dust bunnies on my head"
darkmt_mike says, "Yikes!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I wish they were real hares instead"
darkmt_mike says, "Oh No!"
master_trainer_mike bows gracefully.
darkmt_mike says, "True."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from pokesensei:Has the first wave of the Master professor cards been mailed out yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, as mentioned earlier, a final report of Master Professor activity is being finalized, once I know that it is all updated, then the cards will go out."
master_trainer_mike says, "Should be next week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from steelixownzu:Any announcements today? ( Gym Challenges maybe? :) ) I'
master_trainer_mike says, "NNNNoope"
master_trainer_mike says, "soory"
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry guys, in a discussion, I will be right back"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from scyther_trainer:Could you explain what you need to do to become a master professor?
master_trainer_mike says, "The details are on the web site. You must be a Professor in good standing, and then earn 5 participation points within a year."
master_trainer_mike says, "You earn a point by acting as a to for a tournament, as a head judge for a tournament,"
master_trainer_mike says, "working as staff at a premiere event or submitting occasional playtest forms (when they are requested)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Other ways wilol open up in the future as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from pokesensei:So,Strength Charm adds 1o damage to the bench as well even though the Japanes have it(according to Edo`s translations) only add 10 damage to the defending Pokemon.Is this ruling going to hold or is it being checked with TPC?
master_trainer_mike says, "This is the way the card is written. It is clear and not confusing so this is the way it is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from marril2000:hmm... what ever happened to the simpsons card game from that press release on wizards.com back earlier this year?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno, not my departmenmt. I think there are contract and design discussions going on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #109 from steelixownzu:You guys going to see the pokemon movie?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will wait for the DVD release."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from ikendall:Does Exp. Alakazam copy Brcock's Ninetales' attack, or the attack(s) of athe last attached evolution card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, you ask about Brock's Ninetails every week!"
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Brock's Ninetails counts as the latest evolution card that is attached to it. So ANY copying (Metronome, etc.) is from that evolution card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from soslowpoke:Do you like the new Harry Potter Expansion? =D
master_trainer_mike says, "Some very cool art in it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from wizo_pokemom:Have either of you seen "Spirited Away"? Go, if you can; it was wonderful!
master_trainer_mike says, "Twice already!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from scyther_trainer:Will the questions on the professor test be changed to incorporate newer cards.
master_trainer_mike says, "THere are no immediate plans to do so (will be done eventually)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from pigdeon_of_death:Have a nice day
master_trainer_mike says, "You too, thanks!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from ikendall:hee, hee, hee! I don't even have a single Brock's Ninetales! I just like confounding you with its annoying rules. :D
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "As if I don't get enough of that already."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from chrisbo:If Chaos Gym is in play, how do we handle using supporters? If I flip tails, does my opponent get a chance to use it or not?
master_trainer_mike says, "Was wondering when you would get to this one."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, supporters are basically normal Trainer cards with a limit built in (can only play 1 per turn)."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you flip tails with Chaos Gym (after playing a supporter), your opponent can choose to use it if they want."
master_trainer_mike says, "That supporter would get placed down on the table as normal (near their active) and then would be discarded as normal at the end of your turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "Since YOU did not succesfully play a Supporter, you could try to play another one."
master_trainer_mike says, "This is just like Professor Elm and Chaos Gym in this sense."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you try a second one and it fails again your opponent could NOT use this second one as they are only allowed to use 1 per turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "Same as for Professor Elm."
master_trainer_mike says, "Theonly tricky part is that you need to remember to discard that supporter back into YOUR discard pile at the end of your turn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from paulie1084:When is the next pokemon expedition set coming out?
master_trainer_mike says, "No set date yet. I would look late this year, early next."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from matthewssandslash:Can Clefable Metronome a TM 01?
master_trainer_mike says, "How? The TM is discarded at the end of the turn that it is attached. If your opponent used one, it would be gone before you started your tiurn."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from ikendall:"Brock's Ninetails counts as the latest evolution card that is attached to it." Since Exp. Alakazam copies Kadabra's/Abra's attacks when using Genetic Memorey off of Kingrda, wouldn't a Brock's Ninetales use Vulpix's attacks when it has a Kingdra atta
master_trainer_mike says, "You are making my head hurt."
master_trainer_mike says, "Here's the answer gang, the Pokemon company does NOT want you to use these cards together, period."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, we do our best to try and make these cards work together when they are, in fact NOT designed to do so."
master_trainer_mike says, "Please do not spend all of your time trying to come up with rules conundrum,s in this game, they exist."
master_trainer_mike says, "Brock's Ninetails is no longer legal in Modified."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for Unlimited, I guess you will need to make your own choices for some of these crazy combos."
master_trainer_mike says, "Realistically I doubt they will ever come up in play BUT if you something like this were to ever happen, you would have to make your own beszt guess in most cases anyway."
master_trainer_mike says, "Genetic Memory and Brock's Ninetails are NOT the same thing, so don;t try to apply logic across them is my advice."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, thank you all for coming."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to have more info on BattleZone up on our web site and for you all very soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week!"