Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, January 09, 2003
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hey gang! I;m at home recovering from a cold today but wouldn't miss the chat."
master_trainer_mike says, "MT Pat willl be joining me from the corporate office."
master_trainer_mike says, "So if I say anything silly then keep in mind it must be the cold medicine"
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you to all of the Pokemon Delegates that have started talking to stores about BattleZone"
master_trainer_mike says, "Your reports are starting to come in and it is greatly appreciated."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also if you are running a BattleZone or helping run one and are using the online reporting form, please fill it out accurately."
master_trainer_mike says, "We are getting too many incomlete reports"
master_trainer_mike says, "So Pat should be here soon, so I will start with the questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #431 from indigomaster33:say in tmp my opponent mulligans, can my partner draw one card...look at it, and then decied weither i will or they will take the 2ed card, or must both cards be drawn at the same time.
master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy everybody"
master_trainer_mike says, "In Team Multi Play if an opponent mulligans, then you and your teammate can choose to each draw 1 card."
master_trainer_pat says, "LOng time no see"
master_trainer_mike says, "That is the only options."
master_trainer_mike says, "One player cannot draw 2."
master_trainer_mike says, ""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #432 from trekiev:any updates on the counter attack claw ruling?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #433 from jackiej:which do you think is the best mew to use in modified?
master_trainer_pat says, "The one they call Lily Pad Mew..."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's promo number 47"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's my favorite anyway..."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #434 from professorcfk:Hi, i was wondering if a slowking or sneasel would be allowed in team sealed play(of course it would come from one of the packs).
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, those are banned cars in Modified"
master_trainer_mike says, "if you are running an unlimited sealed, then yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #435 from jpdevilliers80:Hey there, what is the WotC policy about surplus stock? Are we allowed to send to other leagues if they are in need of some?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you guys want to help each other, then sure!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #436 from trekiev:if my opponent goes first and uses challenge, and i put basics on my bench, can i evolve them when my turn comes? note it will be my first turn.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, wait."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think we covered this one way back when..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike, do you remember?"
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"
master_trainer_mike says, "You can never evolve your Pokemon on the first turn you play in the game"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you wouldn't be able to evolve the first turn"
master_trainer_mike says, "however, if this happens later in the game"
master_trainer_mike says, "then you would be able to evolve those Pokemon on your turn"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #437 from trekiev:the delegate kits had 5 store report forms, if we talk to more than 5, can we photo copy the form?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #438 from jackiej:i am working on a Two Towers Elf costume.
master_trainer_mike says, "ok"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #439 from mysterioustrainer:Who would you blame for giving you the cold MTM?
master_trainer_pat says, "His Neo Pet!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I blame the establishment"
master_trainer_mike says, "always trying to bring the man down"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #440 from jackiej:my local wal-mart is considering running Battle Zone. anything i should tell him?
master_trainer_mike says, "They should contact our league coordiantor Lisa"
master_trainer_mike says, "he can email at leaguesupport@wizards.com"
master_trainer_mike says, "and she will help him out"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #441 from yoshi1001:A cold, and then me, boy, when you get it, you get it, Mike. ;) WHen will the Jan battlezone list be finished?
master_trainer_mike says, "There was a chnage in some of our internal software systems and so it delayed pulling the data"
master_trainer_mike says, "should be up soon"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #442 from steelixownzu:Is there anyway to run a battlezone not at or with a store? We don't have anyone to do it with =(
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it's still only thorough a retail location"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #443 from professorcfk:why do so many people call mew promo #47 "lily pad" mew, it seems to me that it is on a rock...
master_trainer_mike says, "That term was started in Japan"
master_trainer_mike says, "they made the card"
master_trainer_mike says, "we just used it"
master_trainer_pat says, "That nickname comes from the Japanese name for that promo"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #444 from m_p_douglas:Will Super BattleZone be run in the Unlimited or the Modified Format. Or will it depend on the TO's decision in this matter. Also will the TO's be required to post on the Boards when, where, how, what format, and all those other details?
master_trainer_mike says, "All of them will be run the same format on the same day."
master_trainer_mike says, "Details to come when they are ready."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #445 from trekiev:what happens if the store a delegate talks to doesn't have a business card or stamp?
master_trainer_mike says, "Have the manager sign at the bottom of the form."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #446 from m_p_douglas:Tell DMTM I like his Post on "Why make "Bad" Cards". Also, the Aquapolis card of the day is really neat too.
master_trainer_mike says, "we will pass that along"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #447 from soslowpoke:Feh! Can you tell us any of the goodies that come in the Aquapolis theme decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, wait and see"
master_trainer_pat says, "We can say that we're hoping to have it in stores shortly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #448 from jackiej:RE: Question #436 what if i played the Giovanni trainer on a Goivanni pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "there are always excpetions to the rule"
master_trainer_mike says, "that is not a normal evolution as you had to use a trainer to do it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #449 from trekiev:i passed the TO test, and was sent the cd rom and a stack of dci cards, but i didn't get the folder. what happened?
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea"
master_trainer_mike says, "contact the dci about that"
master_trainer_mike says, "I know we are making an updated cd with the new floor rules and maybe they weren't done yet"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #451 from jackiej:is DMTM doing a card of the day today?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know. I didn't see him here today, but I know he does those well in advance of when they post"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #450 from m_p_douglas:Charizard was reworded in LC from "In order to do this attack" into "Or this attack does nothing". I assume even though the attack is reworded we still toss the energy off before the attack takes place. Hence, two Darkness Energy on Charizard that we discard to pay the attacks cost still do not add to the attack.
master_trainer_pat says, "It still works the same"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #452 from professorcfk:Any new info on the challenge series2K3?
master_trainer_mike says, "GUys, I know you all want to know"
master_trainer_mike says, "but honestly, we will tell you when we can"
master_trainer_mike says, "asking every week doesn't get anywhere"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #453 from soslowpoke:So Aquapolis may be available by the end of the month?
master_trainer_mike says, "possibly"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #454 from steve_p:will super BZ tourneys use higher K-values?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #455 from soslowpoke:Can you give us an idea of how much product will be given for prizes at Super Battlezone?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #456 from soslowpoke:Will there be a new promo for Super Battlezone?
master_trainer_mike says, "details announced soon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #457 from pokemonfighter:is the promo for this month going to reves holo like the elecrta buzz was
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, some will and some won't"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #458 from jackiej:MTM, MTP, do you ever go to the Pokegym Fourm?
master_trainer_mike says, "DMTM spends the most time there"
master_trainer_pat says, "I check it from time to time...but honestly I have not had much time lately."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're super busy here in Customer Service these days."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #459 from m_p_douglas:I found a point that is causing some confusion with some people still. Please correct anything wrong with this statement: A pokemon is evolved then the player uses an attack or a pokemon power to reevolve that pokemon again that same turn. This is legal because attacks and pokemon powers are not restricted to the normal limitations of evolution.
master_trainer_mike says, "basically correct"
master_trainer_mike says, "the limits for evolution are talking about when you take a card from your hand and place it on the Pokemon"
master_trainer_mike says, "if an attack or trainer or power does this, it is not limited"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #460 from jpdevilliers80:What can you tell us about Skyridge?
master_trainer_mike says, "there are 8 letters in its name!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Two theme decks again, large set...it is coming out..."
master_trainer_pat says, "that sort of stuff"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #461 from professorcfk:RE: #455/456 How soon is "soon"?
master_trainer_mike says, "super nifty soon"
master_trainer_pat says, "yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #462 from jackiej:it says on the Battle Zone: Current Format to look for more new cards. was that there as a clue?
master_trainer_mike says, "no comprende"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #463 from m_p_douglas:When you find something worth Playtesting and have the time to analysis it, we Professors are ready and willing to go at it. Of course, we have all year for things like that.....
master_trainer_mike says, "thanks"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #464 from trekiev:will wizards every make ramdom sealed tournament decks like magic has?
master_trainer_mike says, "it has been discussed many times but we don't own the license and so, so far it hasn't happened"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #466 from mysterioustrainer:Some members(not me) of my league is regreting that Expedition, Aquapolis, etc is in so big of sets, why are the sets so big these days?
master_trainer_mike says, "most people actualy like bigger sets"
master_trainer_mike says, "remmeber the days of fossil where you ended up with 38 copies of the same common?"
master_trainer_mike says, "to each their own"
master_trainer_pat says, "well, we do get some collectors saying that it is too difficult, but we're kinda in a little bit of a jam."
master_trainer_pat says, "If we release them as they came out in Japan they are very small, but when to put two together they are a bit on the large side."
master_trainer_mike says, "trying to catch up with Japan's releases as well"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll take the bigger sets myself."
master_trainer_mike says, "moi aussi"
master_trainer_pat says, "More cards to try out all at once"
master_trainer_pat smiles.
master_trainer_mike says, "less copies of the same commons"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #470 from m_p_douglas:Re: 466 The more cards, the merrier!!!!
master_trainer_pat says, "I agree"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #467 from trekiev:how the base set 2 expansion symbol in the floor rules is different than the one printed on the cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "might be an error"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'll look into it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #468 from steve_p:can you reveal the type of personnel who will be running super BZs? will they be WOTC employees, premier TOs, master Professors, who?
master_trainer_mike says, "we always go with premiere to's first"
master_trainer_mike says, "then expand from there"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #469 from jpdevilliers80:What is the possibility of releasing VS, either as a set or as a stand alone game like Japan? Promo Sets , maybe?
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans at this time"
master_trainer_mike says, "VS is a separate game"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #471 from m_p_douglas:More Trainers !!! Another Espeon !!!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #472 from jpdevilliers80:It is a bit difficult to collect though, bigger sets!
master_trainer_mike says, "try any other gamne that release 200-300 card sets"
master_trainer_mike says, "you guys have had it easy :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #473 from m_p_douglas:how do you become a premiere to??
master_trainer_mike says, "run LOTS of events"
master_trainer_mike says, "send in all of your reports"
master_trainer_mike says, "get known as a dependable person"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #474 from monkeyman8889:Any new GC info?
master_trainer_mike says, "no, we answered this already"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #475 from mysterioustrainer:RE: 469 I thought Rocket's Sneasel was from VS.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup it was"
master_trainer_mike says, "I didn't say we couldn't cherry pick from these sets did I?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #476 from soslowpoke:Hmmm...any chance for cards from the Japanese WEB set or Vending Sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "same answer as before"
master_trainer_mike says, "no plans on releasing these sets"
master_trainer_mike says, "we may use some of the cards form time to time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #477 from soslowpoke:Is that it for the regular black star promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "pretty much"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #478 from jackiej:any clue on Februarys promo? some kind of cryptic clue?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, wait and see"
master_trainer_pat says, "It can evolve from one of the baby Pokemon that is in either Expedition or Aquapolis."
master_trainer_pat says, "How's that?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #479 from soslowpoke:Has a Slowpoke promo ever been considered?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "weedle first dude!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #480 from mysterioustrainer:How do you intend to get around this cold of yours MTM?
master_trainer_mike says, "fight the establishment"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #481 from pokemonfighter:on the new set of cards that are coming out can you tell rares from uncommons and commons
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Same symbols that we have used in the past"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #482 from m_p_douglas:VS might be very nice as Promos. I hope we never have a Promo that I need 20 of for all my decks. VS is collectable, but not so powerful that I need a lot of them, nice type for Promos.
master_trainer_mike says, "a few interesting cards in there"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #483 from trekiev:if each battle zone kit has a jumbo card in it, does that mean by the end of the year there will be 12?
master_trainer_mike says, "each month BattleZone is run will have one"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #484 from soslowpoke:any special plans for those few promos that were released in mcdonalds in japan?
master_trainer_pat says, "From what we've heard alot of those promos were the same as cards that actually appear in some of the most recent sets."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #485 from jpdevilliers80:So, after Skyridge is released, WotC will be up to date with Japan, except for ADV Adventure, correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "the great unknown future"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #486 from steve_p:have the January BZ kits been sent out yet? our store is still waiting for it to arrive.
master_trainer_mike says, "there was a problem with some of the orders because of this software update"
master_trainer_mike says, "all orders should be processing now"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #487 from m_p_douglas:Thanks MTM for the Fast Feedback on John making Master Professor ! He is pleased as punch about finally getting there.
master_trainer_mike says, "hey, if you earn it, you deserve it!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #488 from jpdevilliers80:How long after Skyridge, do you think, will it take to release ADV Adventure in English?
master_trainer_pat says, "We have not heard yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #489 from professorcfk:is it still possible that SBZ will be bumped from teh 1st to the 15th?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will now be run on the 15th"
master_trainer_mike says, "We need a little more time to get it all set up"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #490 from soslowpoke:Any more plans for cute gift sets like Southern Islands?
master_trainer_mike says, "not at this time"
master_trainer_pat says, "Did we already mention what promo was going in the DVD/VHS tape for the next move?"
master_trainer_pat says, "movie..?"
master_trainer_mike says, "go ahead!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's going to be Suicune."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.
master_trainer_mike says, "should be the last of the black star promos"
master_trainer_pat says, "really? it's a black star one?"
master_trainer_pat says, "sweet!"
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #491 from steve_p:they didn't print the pokemon level numbers on the expedition cards. are those no longer printed?
master_trainer_mike says, "not on the card-e cards"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #492 from trekiev:have all the delegate kits been sent out?
master_trainer_mike says, "the last few went out yesterday"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #493 from m_p_douglas:Re 485 Every time we get close catching up with Japan, they get very busy and put out a whole bunch more.
master_trainer_mike says, "funny that, guess you get to do that when yo won it :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "own it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #494 from steve_p:with super BZ being held in Feb, will we still get regular BZ kits for Feb?
master_trainer_mike says, "of course!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #495 from mysterioustrainer:What does Pokemon 4 ever Suicune do?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, I can't tell yet!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #496 from jpdevilliers80:How can I get a copy of the Celebi promo? South Africa has not gotten the movie yet, and if we do, there is no guarantee about the cards.
master_trainer_mike says, "I would try e-bay"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #497 from m_p_douglas:I wanted to run a tourney in Feb. I also am encouraging Professors to attend Super BattleZone. Super BattleZone has moved to the 15th? I don't want to sanction a tourney on Feb. 1st or Feb. 8th till I know about BattleZone.
master_trainer_mike says, "Super BattleZone willbe run on the 15th"
master_trainer_mike says, "is that it?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bueller? Bueller?"
master_trainer_mike says, "no more questions?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I can go back to my dreamcast?"
master_trainer_mike smiles.
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey...I'm stuck answering phones and e-mail!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #498 from jackiej:is it Magmar?
master_trainer_mike says, "hey I'm sick!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not gonna tell"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #500 from professorcfk:you still play dreamcast? Get with the crowd and get a gamecube!
master_trainer_mike says, "I buy the Nintyendo systems once they are no longer popular and they are cheap"
master_trainer_mike says, "usually within 2-3 months of launch"
master_trainer_pat says, "Dreamcast had some great games..."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey did you hear about the Game Boy Advance SV?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sounds kinda cool."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #505 from mysterioustrainer:Since Dreamcast seems to be a off-the-wall subject, what game are you playing?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #502 from pokesensei:How many times have you two seen The Two Towers?(Saw it thrice myself) :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Space Challen 5 for now"
master_trainer_mike says, "Channel"
master_trainer_mike says, "I have seen it 3 times so far"
master_trainer_pat says, "Only once, myself...I need to go again. Sooo busy though..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #506 from soslowpoke:You must get Sonic Mega Collection for Game Cube (All 7 sonic sega games..good times)
master_trainer_mike says, "It is missing Sonic CD!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "'The best game of the lot!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #507 from mysterioustrainer:Get Sonic CD for PC
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #499 from m_p_douglas:Still more decks to be discovered in Expedition. ...
master_trainer_mike says, "Well yuh!"
master_trainer_mike smiles.
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "Since Pat has to work and I have to go back to playing games (since I am sick)"
master_trainer_mike says, "we will call it a day!"
master_trainer_mike says, "A DAY!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all foro stopping in"
master_trainer_mike says, "Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood"
master_trainer_pat says, "Go play your games...while the rest of us work!"
master_trainer_mike says, "etc etc etc"
master_trainer_mike says, "yup!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye everyone!"
master_trainer_mike says, "buh-bye!"