Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, October 17, 2002
by Team Compendium (with special thanks to Lance313 & Magmar2000)


master_trainer_mike says, "It's chat time! It's chat time! Yayyyyy!! It's chat time!"
master_trainer_mike says, "This week's chat brought to you by the upcoming film "Pikkablue Velvet.""
master_trainer_mike says, "He wore bluuuueeeee velv...PIKA PIKA PIKAPIKAPIKAPIKAPIKA!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoa!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from chrisbo:There are currently conflicting rules about playing Pokemon Breeder during a failed Chaos Gym flip, and during Team Play. So, if my opponent can use it after a failed Chaos Gym in single play, why can't my teammate use it during my turn in team play?
master_trainer_mike says, "This ruling needs to be updated. You cannot play or use Breeder when it is NOT your turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "Whether in a 2 player game or a team multiplay."
master_trainer_mike says, "So far, the only way this comes up is with Cahos Gym."
master_trainer_mike says, "So please update the old ruling."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also Chaos Gym needs some ore clarification."
master_trainer_mike says, "The old ruling that allows your opponent to use 2 Professor Elms on your turn (assuming you tried to play 2 and flipped tails both times) is also being updated."
master_trainer_mike says, "When a tail flip occurs with a Trainer and with Chaos Gym in play, the opponent effectivelys "plays" that card."
master_trainer_mike says, "Meaning that they could NOT play a second elm in the scenario above."
master_trainer_mike says, "This coincides with the recent Supporter/Chaos Gym rules."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #138 from monkeyman8889:So any new info on the GCs?
master_trainer_pat says, "No cool new info yet about the GC's. We're dying to tell you, but we can't right now."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #139 from monkeyman8889:so what DOES the new gengars power do?
master_trainer_pat says, "Please be more specific. What don"
master_trainer_pat says, "don't you understand about th power?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from professor_lacy:As a Professor, will I have access to all the stuff certain Professor's will get to help promote the program? Will we just need to sign up for that once it's available? I have plans to help promote BattleZone as much as I can in my area.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #143 from nopoke59:has James Lee approved battleZone
master_trainer_mike says, "James does not approve BattleZone, he is the judge certification manager hete at Wizard.'s"
master_trainer_mike says, "He works with me on the Professor Program."
master_trainer_mike says, "BattleZone is coming later in November."
master_trainer_mike says, "details on this program will be sent out to Professors soon (we are just finalizing the language)."
master_trainer_mike says, "We look forward to your support :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from wizo_pokemom:I'm getting this question at League, and for the life of me couldn't find it in writing: could you please explain Burned again, now that it's out?
master_trainer_pat says, "Burn is a new Special Condition from Pokemon Expedition."
master_trainer_pat says, "When affected by Burn a Pokemon places a Burn Counter on itself and must flip a coin at the end of every turn, on a tails that Pokemon places two damage counters on it."
master_trainer_pat says, "So, in effect it is similar to a double-poison affect that you have to flip for at the end of every turn."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #144 from monkeyman8889:re:139 well on wizpog many changes have been asked about if you can move it to your opponent from yours or not and I wanted to know =/
master_trainer_pat says, "You are only allowed to move damage counters from on of yours to one of yours or one of your opponent's to another one of your opponent's Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #145 from soslowpoke:gah...will the 2 new pokemon center promos be rereleased outside of the pokemon center store?
master_trainer_mike says, "I am happy to say that they will be. Details to come."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #146 from steelixownzu:Whatever happened to the Rewards Program? You going to have more info very soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "That program is still being developed and we will tell you the details when we have them finalized."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #147 from bigchuck001:Any big news in general youd like to say?
master_trainer_pat says, "There have been strage sightings in Southwest Alaska of a gigantic bird with a 16 ft wingspan..."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm pretty darn excited about the release of "The Ring" tomorrow!"
master_trainer_pat says, "whoooo....Legendary."
darkmt_mike says, "I have heard that!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And I've almost completed Kingdom Hearts on my PS2!!!"
darkmt_mike says, "So am I!"
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
darkmt_mike says, "Hey Pat..they don't stack!"
darkmt_mike smiles.
master_trainer_pat says, "I figured it out."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from soslowpoke:Hey, I get to join the ranks of professor on Monday (my bday)! :D
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #149 from calathon:I hear that in New Orleans Burned is to be called Blackened. Is this true? :-p
darkmt_mike says, "LOL"
master_trainer_mike says, "with a nice jamaican spice........tasty!"
master_trainer_pat says, "mmmm...Quilfish!"
darkmt_mike says, "Do you wan't "greens" with that?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #150 from nopoke59:For Ampharos's Attract Current attack:- If you get two heads you can attach 1L energy to two different pokemon
master_trainer_pat says, "You can put them on the same or different Pokemon."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #152 from soslowpoke:also note that Tyais's birthday is on Monday too :D
master_trainer_pat says, "That's spooky. Where is Clark Kent when Superman is around!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #151 from spanky69:When will we see our ratings history for our DCI tourneys? Does it take very long to put it up?
darkmt_mike says, "When I see some cash!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, we've lost MT Mike for a moment. We'll see if he has an answer to this when he gets back."
master_trainer_pat says, "Send your cash to DMTM care of MT Pat."
darkmt_mike says, "er..I mean they have to be reported and procesessd first!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hey that's my cash!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from calathon:Isn't Tyais in stasis? We only let him out for Stadium Challenges and Soccer matches.
master_trainer_pat says, "The match history feature is planned on being one of the benefits for the Player Rewards Program. We will give you more details when stuff gets finalized."
darkmt_mike says, "He has been frozen until the next time we need him!"
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #154 from chrisbo:RE Q152: Ya wanna hear spooky, it's my birthday on Monday too. @_@-
darkmt_mike says, "Now I'm scared!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Where is Rod Serling with his funny smirk."
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #155 from soslowpoke:And Sunday is nick15's birthday
master_trainer_pat says, "That's cool and all, but if it was Monday...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #156 from nopoke59:I had a birthdayon a monday once
master_trainer_pat says, "hmmm. Now I'm starting to see a pattern"
darkmt_mike says, "Just once?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Now that we've ruffled your feathers abit...MT Mike asked me to announce two more rulings reversals."
darkmt_mike says, "Oh no!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Dark Pupitar and Discovery Metapod have attacks that have effects that should be tied to the result of the flip."
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.
master_trainer_pat says, "So, Explosive Evolution will only completely work on the result of a heads."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Both effects are tied to the coin flip, regardless of how the card is worded."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, you flip tails, you do NOTHING."
master_trainer_pat says, "And MEtapod's Hatch is the same way."
master_trainer_mike says, "Same goes for Blastoise's Jet Strem Poke-POWER"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #158 from professor_lacy:The last Pokemon tournament I organized was age-modified Swiss. Do all Pokemon tournaments need to be age-modified Swiss format? From what I understood, we don't have to use that format, but I wanted to double check.
master_trainer_pat says, "They don't have to be."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #159 from soslowpoke:will the original pokemon center promos be released outside the center or just the new ones? Also, would the new ones be sealed upon rerelease?
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean #40 and #41? Luckuy Stadium and Pokemon Center?"
master_trainer_pat says, "we will release those promos through other avenues."
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no plans for these cards at this time."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat thought you meant 51 and 52, the 2 new ones."
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoops, sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "Those will be coming out later on."
master_trainer_mike says, "So I saw the Transporter 2 days ago."
master_trainer_mike says, "It was pretty good."
master_trainer_mike says, "Decent effects and good fight sequences"
master_trainer_mike says, "got a bit silly at the end though."
master_trainer_mike says, "So, anyone see Pokemon 4Ever? Any good?"
master_trainer_mike says, "How about the new Pokemon tv episodes? What is happening there?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from soslowpoke:will they be released through league or probably some other method?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, until we know the full details, we say nothing!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from bubbi_guru:Hi MTM et al. In the Ruling section, an issue came up with that wonderful Strength Charm Trainer. I understand it also does damage to the bench. Therefor, if you have an attack that damages the Defending Pokemon and Bench, it will add 10 damage to
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from wizo_pokemom:yes, the movie was wonderful; they kept it intact and nearly identical to the Japanese original
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #164 from professor_lacy:Pokemon 4Ever was good. Go see it!
master_trainer_mike says, "I saw Spirited Away and THAT was amazing."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'll check out the Poke-flick too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #165 from pokesensei:Why is "Burn" a Special Condition and "Char" is not.They are virtually identical. :-) ;-)
master_trainer_pat says, "Answer we don't know, we figure that they just decided that the better way to do Burn was to make it a Special Condition."
master_trainer_pat says, "And if your BBQ crazy, you could make a Pokemon Charred and Burned."
master_trainer_pat says, "mmmm...welll done."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from calathon:Triple X was a great movie. They should have used the tag line: "This is not your father's spy movie"
master_trainer_mike says, "Haven't seen it yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from soslowpoke:cant comment on whether or not they'll be sealed?
master_trainer_mike says, "Right!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from neo_fox:too bad its in limited release
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, Spirited Away should play in more theaters!"
master_trainer_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from bubbi_guru:Hey MTM, thanks fro sending me the DCI stuff. Planning to hold Tournaments this week. (Dave)
master_trainer_mike says, "Your welcome and thank YOU for doing so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from nopoke59:will the Juniors ranking on the DCI pages be left at 15- (please preddy plese)
master_trainer_mike says, "THat is a result of changes going on in our internal databases."
master_trainer_mike says, "For Magic and our other games we always had a junior rankingsystem (15 and below)."
master_trainer_mike says, "As you know, Pokemon, a much larger game than most, has its own rules."
master_trainer_mike says, "This will be corrected in time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #170 from soslowpoke:What will the next Special Condition be? Broiled?
darkmt_mike says, "I'm pushing for "Fried"."
master_trainer_pat says, "Upset tummy"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm leaning towards "tepid" myself."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from darkespeonneodestiny:This is a league tournament question. What are the different styles tournaments (ex. Single Elimination)
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, there are 2 main break downs. Limited (meaning a limited card pool, such as booster draft, sealed deck, or Rochester Draft)"
master_trainer_mike says, "and Constructed (in Pokemon's case, either Unlimited or Modified)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Then you can run these tournaments as single elimination (meaning once you lose, you are done) or as swiss (meaning you run a certain number of rounds and everyone plays in each round)."
master_trainer_mike says, "You then use the results of thise rounds to go to your top 4 or top 8 cut which you then run single elimination to get your winner."
master_trainer_mike says, "Then you can add Team Multiplay and ITS formats and it just goes on...."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #172 from calathon:Is the WotC set still being considered?
master_trainer_pat says, "No info to share on that at the moment."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #175 from pokesensei:Extra Crispy?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #176 from pokesensei:Ah,I know!The next special condition will be "Minty Fresh"!

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #177 from calathon:ummm. Deep Fried Pokemon. Them's good eatin'!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from daytongl:As per the BattleZone web page, if the "tourney of the month" is supposed to be sealed or draft, will the product be sent to the BattleZone location or will the local location have to appropriate the card supplies?
master_trainer_mike says, "We will make recommendations for what the tournament format should be but it will not be required as each market has their own needs."
master_trainer_mike says, "Some stores would want to run sealed to help product sales and others might want to run unlimited constructed because they may have lots of older product around."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will include information on a different format in the kits each month BUT it will not be required, just suggested."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from spanky69:Re. 169 So, will you change the 15 and below ratings to only 14 and below or just leave it as the 15 year olds and below?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will eventually match up with the 3 age groups as defined for Pokemon. 10 and under, 11-14, 15 and up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from calathon:Does the large card pool of expedition make it hard to use for drafting, or would it work good in combo with another set?
master_trainer_mike says, "In general a smaller card set is a bit easier for drafting as there is less variation."
master_trainer_mike says, "Expedition is a large enough set that I would suggest only using it in a drfat and not combining it with others per se."
master_trainer_mike says, "You are certainly welcome to as every player in that event has the same odds but it may feel a bit less random if you only used it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #180 from neo_fox:sooo... do you guys have any new Model Contructions using Pokémon cards planed?
master_trainer_pat says, "No. I think we're alittle burned out."
master_trainer_pat says, "with the sculptures that is"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm hoping purity and ech will make some cool Professor capes out of Professor Oak and Elm cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be sweet!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #181 from bubbi_guru:Exped is great to draft. We drafted a whole box one weekend. Had a lot of fun

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from purity1:capes out of oak and elm? hmmmmm...had something else in mind.....
master_trainer_mike says, "well you cando both!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I know yo have soi much free time (easily as much as we do) ;)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Besides the Weedle card crown that someone gave me in 2000 has faded to blue in the sun on my dashboard."
master_trainer_mike says, "I need a new construct, anyone????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from purity1:yeeeeees i could :D
master_trainer_mike says, "yay!!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Who else can we sucker into making some stuff for us Pat?"
master_trainer_mike says, "DOH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "That was supposed to be internal dialogue!"
master_trainer_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from bubbi_guru:OK, what is Steve's and Pat favorite Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Scyther is mine. Steve's is Meowth."
master_trainer_pat says, "BTW, while Dark Master Trainer Steve is no longer here at Wizards of the Coast Customer Service...you can find him slaving away at the Sea-Tac Wizards of the Coast store."
master_trainer_pat says, "Drop in and say 'hi' I'm sure he'd love to hear from you."
master_trainer_mike says, "You will also see him at premiere events in the future and we will still ask him to make decks for us cuz he is so darn good at it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Once a Dark Master Trainer, FOREVER WILL IT RULE YOUR FATE!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from neo_fox:It kinda looks like a little bit of DMTM is rubbing of on MTM.
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey, I was the original flava!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from bubbi_guru:Are we back in the box again?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm LIVING IN A BOX!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'M LIVING IN A CARDBOARD BOX!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Remember that band, Living in a Box?"
master_trainer_mike says, "And their first album, Living in a Box?"
master_trainer_mike says, "And their only single, Livining in a Box?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Redundant redundant?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hoaky smokes Bullwinkle, it's time to go!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Watch me a pull a azumarill out of my hat!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Nothing up my sleeve!"
master_trainer_mike says, "PRESTO!"
master_trainer_mike says, "That trick never works."
master_trainer_mike says, "I usually wear a size 6 amnd 7/8ths."
master_trainer_mike says, "And now here's something we hope you'll really like."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok...see you all next week."
master_trainer_mike says, "It's time for us to go!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau!"
master_trainer_mike says, "OHHHHHHHHH"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE'RE THE BOYS FORM THE CHORUS1"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE HOPE YOU LIKED OUR SHOW"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE KNOW YOU'RE ROOTING FOR US"
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT NOW WE HAVE TO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week poke friends!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Wonder poke powers activate!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Form of an ice delete key!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Shape of MTM getting outta dodge!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Byeeeeee!"