Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, October 31, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "So this looks like a job for me!"
master_trainer_mike says, "So everybody just follow me!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuze we need a little controversy!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Cuz it feels so empty without me!"
master_trainer_mike says, "or something like that"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, welcome again to another exciting week of the Pokemon chat!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Please ignore my feeble white boy rap attempts :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, I'd like to start off with some good news."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon BattleZone is coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We FINALLY worked out the final details and it is going to the press as we speak!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We are shooting for a release date of around Nov 22nd. Keep an eye on the web site for more details."
master_trainer_mike says, "This also means that I will soon be starting the Professor Delegate program as well where interested Professors will get a chance to help support this program."
master_trainer_mike says, "They will also be rewarded fopr doing so (no such thing as a free lunch!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry it took so long to tell you more about this but I have recently learned that until I KNOW something is happening, I ain't talking about it."
master_trainer_mike says, "This is for all of our protection :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "So, on to the questions."
master_trainer_pat says, "whooaaa!"
master_trainer_pat says, "stop the train!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey"
master_trainer_pat says, "what's happin'"
master_trainer_pat says, "happenin' i mean..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from pikachutwms:can porygon2 evolve from cool porygon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from indigomaster33:ok yea this is probably dci matters but i was wondering if you could give me an answer, ok i currently have a TMP constructed DCI rating but it is jointly shared with another person whos living a good distance away is there anyway i can continue to further that tmp rating with a different person? or must i start a new team?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but that rating is for the specific team and the other player. If you start a new team with another player, you start a new rating."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #206 from daytongl:Is there a better number to call to order BattleZone than 1-800-821-8028? My managment team has been trying for 3 straight weeks to get ahold of someone to order and have been getting only busy signals.
master_trainer_pat says, "That number is no longer working...as you management team has discovered."
master_trainer_pat says, "Your management team can contact Customer Service here at 1(800)324-6496 or e-mail leaguesupport@wizards.com for more info"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #210 from bl_prime:3. E-Reader says that the card "Strength Charm" does not add damage done to the bench. Is that correct? How should we play the card?
master_trainer_pat says, "Do you mean you get a ruling when you scan it?"
master_trainer_pat says, "As far as I'm concerned our ruling on it stands unless we get some order to change it from the powers that be."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #207 from bl_prime:If Revelation Smoochum uses its attack and returns a special energy card attached to the opponent into their deck, and eco-gym is in play, would the special energy card go back to the owner's hand?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the energy still gets shuffled into the deck."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #208 from bl_prime:2. Promo Smeargle(color counter) - if it puts a color counter on one of the opponent's pokemon and then smeragle retreats, does the effect(counter) disappear?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the only way to get rid of that counter is to evolve or remove that Pokemon from play."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #209 from michel1be:Are Pokemon powers like Typhlosion's Fire Recharge and effects of attacks like Rocket Zapdos Plasma affected by Pokemon Tower ?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, Pokemon Tower only prevents cards in the discard pile from being returned to a player's hand."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #211 from yoshi1001:Hi, I'm here to make things extra scary. The ruling on metapod's hatch needing a heads-I assume that applies to yanma's shockwave and explosive evolution as well.
master_trainer_pat says, "Boo!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that applies to those cards as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #212 from pokemaster gen:Do you have an idea of when the Challenge Series schedule will be posted?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #214 from mysterioustrainer:Hows the Challenge Series coming?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #217 from monkeyman8889:any GC info?
master_trainer_pat says, "No word on that here in Customer Service yet. Perhaps when MT Mike gets back he'll have some news to share."
master_trainer_pat says, "(MT Mike just stepped away from his desk for a sec.)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Gosh, keeping people focussed around here is a tough job..."
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #213 from bulletpokemonmaster:Whats the Promos for Session 1 of battle Zone?
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not heard yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "or I've heard, but I can't tell."
master_trainer_pat says, "or was it that I don't know and can't tell..."
master_trainer_pat says, "one of those anyway."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #215 from michel1be:Do the basic energies transformed in Dark energies with Tyranitar's Dark Aura power add 10 damage like Dark energies do ?
master_trainer_pat says, "No...that would be extra-nice for Tyranitar lovers though, wouldn't it?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #216 from bulletpokemonmaster:sorry I messed up, did you answer?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, but did you ask something?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from michel1be:Could you confirm that BattleZone will start in Europe in January 2003 ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, it is up to the inidvidual offices as to when they will launch it. I have heard that they plan on shooting for this though."
master_trainer_mike says, "As for questions about Gym Challenges, I am sorry but we have no new info yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "As sson as we do, you will know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #219 from skywolf9653:MTM: Is there a printable vers. on BZ info that I can distrubute to my league stores should questions arise?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be sending out these details to the Professor list soon. Please be patient."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #220 from ukpokemonpro:I hope I am doing this right and sorry if I have got the protocol wrong.. my question is this ... We have been having a lot of problems with league kits and promo's over the last three years.. like not getting them! What will you be doing to ensure Ba
master_trainer_mike says, "The UK office, as you may know, was abosrbed intop the Nasbro UK office. There have been many staff and budget changes there and I know they are all working as hard as they can."
master_trainer_mike says, "With limited staff and budgets, they have had to make choices on what they can and can't do quickly."
master_trainer_mike says, "I know they want to support Pokemon, but have all sorts of limitations that we can't go into."
master_trainer_mike says, "Keep letting them know of your desire and interest to help and they will get to you when they can."
master_trainer_mike says, "The same goes for all of our offices (including this one)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from bluetoise:I attach 2 Recycle Energy using Expedition Venusaur's Harvest Bounty to a Legendary Collection Charizard,then the Recycle Energy is burned to Fire Energy by Charizard Energy Burn.If I attack with Charizard,does it hit for 100 damage and the Recycle En
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, the Recycyle Energy still has the text on it (thhough it now provides fire energy)."
master_trainer_mike says, "If you discarded these cards for the attack, they would still go back to your hand."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #222 from chrisbo:Re: Q210 - You mean you get rulings when you scan the Card-E's??? Oh, I really need to get me one of those now! :-p
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.
master_trainer_pat says, "d'oh!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Errr.....ummmm...well you get very basic tips along with your cartoons."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #223 from bulletpokemonmaster:Do you know of toys R us, BAM, or of any stores off the top of your head that will be hosting Battle Zone?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #233 from pokemaster gen:Is Toys R Us a possible place for Battlezone?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #228 from bodragon:Any progress this week with the Battlezone?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is up to the individual stores to decide whether they will run BattleZone or not. The more you bug them for it, the more liekley they will run it."
master_trainer_mike says, "I know that teh Wizards stores, Books-a-Million, and Hastings stores are all excited to be involved."
master_trainer_mike says, "There are also many indfividual other core and mass market stores as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "Only YOU can make the difference!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from pokesensei:This is what it says when you scan the card (I just did it): "Strength Charm is a Pokemon Tool. If the Pokemon Strength Charm is attached to does damage with its attacks, that damage is increased by 10. Damage done to benched Pokemon isn't increased though"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but Pat hadn't been at the meeting where this was clarified."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nuts! That is so lame!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Turns out it is a game rule that NOTHING will ever increase the amount of damage done by a bench attack."
master_trainer_mike says, "So we have had to change the previous ruling on this card."
master_trainer_mike says, "Strength Charm does NOT increase damage done to the Bench ONLY to the Defending Pokemon."
master_trainer_pat says, "Let me ask you this why would anyone play with a card that only does 10 more damage to the defending(and unlike Plus Power you can't attach multiples!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Meaning, it is now only a so-so card.........."
master_trainer_pat says, "Wow, these cards are stinkers!"
master_trainer_mike says, "This is all part of TPC's plan to bring down what they consider to be overpowered attacks and effects."
master_trainer_pat says, "I mean give us some cards we can use in a deck!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You can see that many of the card-e cards are somewhat weaker versions of attacks and effects that were previously released."
master_trainer_mike says, "This is ALSO why in Japan, you are NOT allowed to use any cards but card-e cards in their tournaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "We won;t force that here, but it is another example of how a product designed for one market, works somewhat differently in another."
master_trainer_mike says, "Interesting eh?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Me? I won;t use it."
master_trainer_pat says, "Lame"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #226 from skywolf9653:Just a comment, the Master Professors cards are first class! Great Job WotC! :) Thanks a million!
master_trainer_mike says, "Yay! Glad they finally got out. Glad you liked them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #227 from chrisbo:Just to clarify... If I use an attack that does damage to the opponent's bench, but the defending pokemon is "Lily Pad" Mew with Neutral Shield, does the bench damage get blocked or not? In light of other Suicune rulings, I would guess "not blocked".
master_trainer_mike says, "SUICUNE IS DEAD!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "we will forever be haunted by that ruling....................."
master_trainer_mike shakes her/his head.
master_trainer_pat says, "Right...not blocked that is. At least until I'm overruled by a Game Boy again!"
master_trainer_mike says, "which is appropriate for halloween I guess"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #229 from lizardotc:If my Evee has 40 damage on it and I use Venusaur's Harvest Bounty to attach 2 Rainbow energies to it, I flip two coins. If I get tails on the first and heads on the second, does Eevee get to use Energy Evolution before it takes the damage, or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "Lemme check my game boy"
master_trainer_mike says, "Geez, feeling a bit put upon???"
master_trainer_mike says, "You have to resolve each card after you attach it."
master_trainer_pat says, "still scanning cards...."
master_trainer_mike says, "SO, after the first rainbow is done, you would add 10 damage, then you wuld do the same fo rthe second card."
master_trainer_mike says, "In your example, Eevee, would have been Knocked out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #230 from purity1:don't you want to be extra nice to tyranitar lovers?
master_trainer_pat says, "I really like Tyranitar"
master_trainer_pat says, "He is one of the coolest looking Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #231 from matthewssandslash:About the Strength Charm ruling... I swiped a Strength Charm through the Reader, and it specifically said that it would NOT add damage to benched Pokémon. This contradicts the ruling you gave...
master_trainer_mike says, "RIGHT! Anmd while you;re at it, why don;t you give me a paper cut and pour lemon juice on it!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Owwww!"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE SURRENDER!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from ikendall:When Battle Zone does hit Europe, will European Profs be involved in a Professor Delegate system?
master_trainer_mike says, "That will be up to the individual offices as they use a different system than we do."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have direct sale swith stores here and they go through distributors."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will work with those offices and see if it will work for them :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not to wrry if they don;t use it though, as the shirts and special promo cards will be made available for them to get out to you as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from mysterioustrainer:mike since your back from your quick maple bar break we were asking if you had any Challenge Series 2003 news (probably not but just had to ask)?
master_trainer_mike says, "NNNNope."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but until we know, we don;t know."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #236 from steel_claw:In Team Battle, cards like Maintenance and Bill's Maintenance, they make you shuffle a card from your hand to your deck. If I play this on my teammate, would this shuffle be considered a cost, therefore, I have to shuffle?
master_trainer_pat says, "Whoever is using the card would have to make the trade."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #237 from yoshi1001:So no bench extra for S Charm-what about self-damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Welll, self damage would still happen because that does NOT go against any game rules."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sop the card is even MORE lame."
master_trainer_pat says, "Does't the e-reader cover that"
master_trainer_mike says, "I think you guys ticked pat off.........."
master_trainer_mike says, "or maybe I did........."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #238 from bulletpokemonmaster:Do you have a Release for an Unown R promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from steel_claw:Is it possible to participate in a Professors only tourney even if you didn't get aspecial Professor card yet but DID pass the test?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes. We recognize that the cards sometimes get lost. As long as we have you in our records, you are fine."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #240 from ukpokemonpro:We keep being told in the UK that the office here wants to help us but has limitations yet when we ask to help we are ignored and we don't see any sign of them wanting to help us.. what do you suggest we do?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm sorry, but you can't always get what you want."
master_trainer_pat says, "Now we're talkin'"
master_trainer_mike says, "They are reallyt limited in budget and staff."
master_trainer_mike says, "Offer to help."
master_trainer_mike says, "Run your own tournaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "Certainly stay in touch with them, they will do what they can when they can."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm sorry but sometimes thats the way it is."
master_trainer_mike says, "I cried the day that The Muppet show was canceled."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yet, it is still off the air."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #241 from lizardotc:Can I look forward to buying Expedition boxes in time to give them as Christmas gifts?
master_trainer_pat says, "Expedition is out here in North America, we're hard at work makin' more too. As far as other places in the world, I don't know if it's available everywhere yet. We're ya chattin from?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #243 from bluetoise:when the Expedition set be launched on Asian market(and Malaysian market).I heard that the Expedition set is not legal yet to play in a Modified tournament in Europe.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry guys but we don;t really know the exact start dates there."
master_trainer_mike says, "In Europe, once the product is readily available it will be legal."
master_trainer_mike says, "I am working with the idfferent offices ot try and get that info out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #244 from pokemaster gen:Do you know of any places that might hold Battlezone I.E. Borders?
master_trainer_mike says, "No one is holding it yet, it starts at the end of November."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ask your local stores to run it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from sgherika:This past simmer, it was nearly impossible to find LC cards at WoTC. Were there distribution problems, printing problems, or did you (WoTC) underestimate the demand/popularity of the and not print enough LC cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably a crazy mix of them all."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is always good when something sells better than expected. :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #246 from pokesensei:Hey Pat,you have your Gameboy out now and swiping each card for all the questions now,aren`t you? rotflmbo
master_trainer_pat says, "I started, but I got sidetracked and am now Excitebike!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's a cool game!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #247 from purity1:about this master professor cape made of oaks and elms...i did the design, and i'm wondering where i can get about 400 oaks and elms...i mean...people use those! its not like say, weedle cards they'll just give away....
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey! WEEDLE ROCK!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Oh who am I kidding, I am saddled with a hairy bug pokemon.................."
master_trainer_mike says, "(sigh)"
master_trainer_mike says, "We may have a few Oaks lying about."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'll have a look see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #248 from steel_claw:The Ho-Oh and Rapidash promos will be re-released soom, so I hear. Will they be any different from the NY promos so as not to destroy the value of our nice, shiny new cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "They ahve already come out to subscribers of Nintendo power magazine (without the store stamp) and will also appear in another promotion soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #249 from ericsmewtwo:Still wondering, any word or thoughts or preminisions(ooooh, spooky) about releasing Rocket's Scizor? Perhaps as a promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Chocolate!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #250 from neo_fox:If you guys and some Rareware staff were left in an island with only one Maple Bar... what would happen? (BTW: The people at Rare really like Maple Bars too.)
master_trainer_mike says, "I would have to catch and eat the guy who ate the Maple Bar, he would have more fat on him."
master_trainer_pat says, "Are they bringing RC PRo Am?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #251 from bulletpokemonmaster:is it too early to tell if WOTC will have a say a Promo Suicune Card or something inserted in the VHS and DVD version of Pokemon 4Ever?
master_trainer_mike says, "AHHHHHH SUICUNE!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #252 from sgherika:I know it is very early to ask, but sense it is halloween, perhaps you can look into your crystal ball any tell when the modified will change? i.e. take out some of the neo sets? Summer 2003? End of 2003?
master_trainer_mike says, "No earlier than a year from when it last changed."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #253 from chrisbo:(Sorry to beat this question up, the queue is long today...) Re: Strength Charm - OK, so damage to the opponent's bench is not increased, but self-damage is increased? Ugh, what a mess...
master_trainer_pat says, "Right, and oh by the way, we have game boys to keep track of rulings now apparently??!!"
master_trainer_pat smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #254 from ikendall:Can we look forward to Aquapolis in time for Christmas (in the US at least)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, we have our elves working as fast as they can. (BACK TO WORK MR KEEBLER!!!)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Stop eating those crackers!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from yoshi1001:What will the person incharge of a battlezone be called? A gym leader?
master_trainer_mike says, "BattleZone person who runs battlezone"
master_trainer_mike smiles.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #256 from michel1be:Expedition is officially available and allowed in DCI sanctioned tournaments since last Friday.
master_trainer_pat says, "Cool."
master_trainer_mike says, "In which country?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #257 from lizardotc:OK, I'm a moron...(too many things happening here), so I'll rephrase: Can I look forward to buying AQUAPOLIS boxes in time to give them as Christmas gifts?
master_trainer_mike says, "I look forward to the day that pigs can fly :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT as far as product release dates go, sorry that is still in the works."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #258 from puritys_echidna:hmmm... [asks master_trainer gameboy about brock's ninetales and kingdra] ...maybe we can get a different answer....
master_trainer_pat says, "I tried that one...no more Excitebike...my game boy exploded!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's twitching in the corner of my cube!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #259 from chrisbo:Re Q248 - Can you tell us what "other promotion" will be offering the Ho-oh & Rapidash Promos (#51 & #52)?
master_trainer_mike says, "I COULD, but that would take away the excitement!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And I am ALL about excitement!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #260 from ericsmewtwo:Are you saying that Rocket Scozor promos will be packaged in Pokémon candy bars?
master_trainer_mike says, "blue"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #261 from chrisbo:JOKE - If rulings were printed on Card-E Ditto, I bet it would be solid black ink. Bwahahaha... thud!
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_mike says, "ding dong the witch is dead!"
master_trainer_mike says, ".....sorry......."
master_trainer_pat says, "They better make a pack of 40 cards to scan for Ditto!"
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #262 from lizardotc:How do I load the Compendium and Master Rulings into my GBA so I can see the GBA updates?
master_trainer_mike says, "there is a certain type of thermometer that may help"
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #263 from michel1be:re256 : Seems to be in the countries of WotC Europe and in the UK. Sure for Belgium, Netherlands, Finland and UK anyway
master_trainer_pat says, "I've had too much candy..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #265 from pokesensei:MTM.Would you like to comment on those nasty rumors that Pat is being replaced by Master Trainer Gameboy? [smirks]
master_trainer_mike says, "I have always been a sony guy myself so I would not vote Pat off of the island."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #266 from bulletpokemonmaster:wotc am I correct is responsible for MTG online right? will their be a Pokemon tcg online?
master_trainer_mike says, "You are correct and we do NOT have the electronic rights to Pokemon, so it is unlikely."
master_trainer_pat says, "As soon as a Game Boy can handle calls from an angry grandma, I'll be in trouble!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #267 from yoshi1001:How are you working to avoid the errors that plagued Expedition from plaguing Aquapolis?
master_trainer_mike says, "well, we were thinking of asking a bunch of know-it-alls who think they cvan do a better job get involved....."
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "Heck maybe those Game Boy's can run all the Pokemon tournaments now!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, if you only knew the crazy schedules and pressures there are on Pokemon........"
master_trainer_mike says, "No one likes to see errors, we do our best, soemtimes the circumstances force something through at the last minute though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #268 from lizardotc:isn't that Master: trainer Gameboy, or M:tG for short?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think that is compyrighted......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #269 from puritys_echidna:...maybe you need to hire a gameboy to work on the rulings team instead ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "yeah, their games SURELY make more sense."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #270 from skywolf9653:So, are the "GBA Rulings" Permissable, or are they subject to final approval by TPC/WotC?
master_trainer_mike says, "You are always better off chekcing with us."
master_trainer_mike says, "The folks that right the tip text for the cards are NOT the same people who make game rules."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #271 from yoshi1001:Re: 267 You hired Nick15? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "now now, Steve, kettle black and all that......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #272 from bl_prime:Happy Halloween!
master_trainer_mike says, "Happy Spooky Day to you all as well!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #273 from skywolf9653:Okay, so they are open to intrepretations than. Because I will just use the Compendium to get official rullings until I hear differently regarding a particular card.
master_trainer_mike says, "You are better off that way. The tip text is written in Japan and as we know there are some differences between the market environments."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #274 from pigdeon_of_death:Do you think that there will ever be a second Pokémnon TCG game for GBA? That'd be so cool! (Of course, you'd have to leave out Ditto again)
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans at this time."
master_trainer_pat says, "Ditto was in the other one, he just had different attacks"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #276 from skywolf9653:Okay. Seriously is that a new game rule RE: Bench Damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, that is from TPC."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #277 from bulletpokemonmaster:this might be a lil off topic, but suppose theirs trading boards who trade Pokemon. will it be illegal in terms of WOTC agreements to say you got certain cards from WOTC but not actually have them just so you can rip a little kid off over the internet
master_trainer_mike says, "What? Do you mean those fraudeulent Sample cards?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I would contact e-bay in that case and report the sellers."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is also being looked into."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #278 from chrisbo:If anyone finds a ruling on a Card-E that is different than what's in the Compendium. Ask the question here at the Weekly Chat, and we'll make sure the CORRECT ruling gets updated.
master_trainer_mike says, "THere ya go."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #280 from bulletpokemonmaster:well say someone claims to have a 1st edition muk and they not actually have it
master_trainer_mike says, "Again, you have to contact the seller service at that point."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #279 from bl_prime:When you attach a new evolution to Brock's Ninetails, does the one already on it go to the discard ot stay on?
master_trainer_pat says, "It will stay on there unless you discard it."
master_trainer_mike says, "ok, time to go trick or treating!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Happy Boo Day to you all!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BattleZone is coming! Can you feel the heat?"
master_trainer_pat says, "So long, farewell, auf weidersehn...goodbye!"
master_trainer_pat says, "off to get more candy!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hello, I must be going!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau."
master_trainer_mike says, "Buh-bye :)"