Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, January 23, 2003
by Team Compendium



darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #627 from pigdeon_of_death:MTM's going to the Super Bowl?
darkmt_mike says, "Hello all and welcome to the chat! MTM is at the Superbowl! Lucky Weedle"
darkmt_mike says, "So you have me for today..and maybe some Pat...Take it easy on me I don't know much about Battle zone!"
darkmt_mike says, "I would like to encourage any of you who are in the NW to go to the tourney in Portland on Saturday."
darkmt_mike says, "I will be there and will try and spruce up the prizes for it!"
darkmt_mike says, "On to the questions.!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #640 from steelixownzu:Why is it Unlimited for Super BZ's? now I really don't want to go to it....
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno. Last time I talked to MTM it was Modified. The website says both. Have to check with him when he gets back!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #641 from steve_p:Do the Aquapolis normal Holos (H1-H32) have parallel reverse foils?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes they do Steve!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #642 from skywolf9653:Mike, what is the critera that is used for determining a Super Battlezone location?
darkmt_mike says, "Mostly whether there is a Doughnut shop near bye!"
darkmt_mike says, "Okay maybe not."
darkmt_mike says, "I believe it is based on pst dealings with the operator...That is at least a consideration."
darkmt_mike says, "Hi Pat!"
darkmt_mike says, "Call me at 7620"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #643 from chrisbo:For the Aquapolis Nidoking's "Crystal Type" power, it mentions Fire as one of the energy types it can change into. Is this a typo since none of the attacks on the card use fire energy? (You meant to print Fighting in the Crystal Type power, right?)
master_trainer_pat says, "Howdy!"
darkmt_mike says, "Not sure. Will have to check."
master_trainer_pat says, "Right."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #644 from m_p_douglas:Light Dragonite is active with Pokemon Working. Will Booster Energy work the same way as Miracle Energy. Miracle Energy is not discarded at the end of the turn because Light Dragonite's Pokemon Power erases all the text on the card.
darkmt_mike says, "Yeas it will!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #645 from dutchpokemaniac14:
darkmt_mike Any new information about gencon?
darkmt_mike says, "Nothun yet!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #646 from steelixownzu:Actually, it says Modified-Swiss, but it's format is Unlimited Constructed, also, on the theme deck it says H1-H32 do not have parallel foils....
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not sure what the first part of that question is about..."
master_trainer_pat says, "H1-H32 do not have parallel foils per se...but, since there is a non-holo version of each of those(H1-H32) you can find a parallel foil for those."
master_trainer_pat says, "Did you get that?"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's super hyper mega confusing..."
master_trainer_pat says, "perhaps the nuttiest numbering scheme we've ever used."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #647 from lizardotc:If I attach a Boost Energy to my active light Dragonite, does it stay attached as long as the Lt. Dragonite is active and its Power is on?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #648 from m_p_douglas:Light Dragonite is active and Warp Energy is attached. Would this work the same way as Potion and Full Heal Energy with Light Dragonite. The effect takes place as the card is attached and then the Pokemon Power "erases" the text on the card.
master_trainer_pat says, "Correct...also the same as Rainbow Energy"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #649 from skywolf9653:Would a shop that has never done Pokemon Sanctioned Touraments, but has done M:TG touraments, get considered?
darkmt_mike says, "Possibly. I just don't know enough about the process to say yeah or Neigh."
darkmt_mike says, "Wilbur"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #650 from daytongl:2 Questions about SBZ: 1. There will only be TWO age groups, 14- & 15+, correct? 2. SBZ will be able to have more than 50 people, but the kit will only support 50 people, correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "1. Yes"
darkmt_mike says, "Yes and Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Right"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #651 from gym_leader_blaine:Do you think the pokemon professors will be able to TO our won Major Wizards tournaments instead of them being given to the Premium Magic TO in the area
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, I don't really know."
darkmt_mike says, "That is a question for MTM. Sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #652 from daytongl:Was Rainbow Energy in Aquapolis misprinted? Which card text is correct - the original that says do 10 damage, or the new card that says place 1 damage counter?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're looking into it. It may be a typo."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #653 from soslowpoke:Do Metal/Rainbow/Darkness energy appear as reverse foils in aquapolis?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. I opened one today with reverse holo Darkness."
darkmt_mike says, "Just reverse foil."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #654 from skywolf9653:When will the remaining list of SBZ locations be posed on the Website? Within the next few days?
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno. MTM again."
master_trainer_pat says, "Don't know...MT MIke is back next Tues"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #655 from steve_p:I attach Boost Energy to Light Dragonite which uses its power to keep Boost attached at the end of my turn. Later, Light Dragonite's power is somehow turned off (i.e., Muk's power, Magby's attack, special condition, Light Dragonite is benched). Does the Boost Energy stay attached to Light Dragonite?
darkmt_mike says, "Preliminary concensus is yes it stays."
darkmt_mike says, "WOW!"
master_trainer_pat says, "That looks like that is the case...the Boost would stay attached."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to run that by the R&D crew"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #657 from dutchpokemaniac14:Do you have any information about gym/stadium challenges in Europe allready?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope. Soprry."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #658 from matthewssandslash:Any monumental announcements yet?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes! The new Phone books are here!"
master_trainer_pat says, "The new phone books are here!"
darkmt_mike says, "Aquapolis looks pretty good."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #659 from trekiev:so, there is a possiblility that super battle zone by be modified instead of unlimited?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. There is also a possibility that the Leaning tower of Pisa is not really leaning...we are."
darkmt_mike says, "Don't know. Will have to wait for MTM to get back."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #660 from true_darkwolf:is lanturn in aquapolis supposed to have a poke body or is it just a misprint
darkmt_mike says, "No. It is a misprint. the water version should not have that pokebody symbol."
master_trainer_pat says, "The Lighting one is ok."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #663 from steve_p:Can I attach Boost Energy to Ditto while it is copying an evolved Pokemon?
darkmt_mike says, "You can't. It is not "Evolved""
master_trainer_pat says, "Right"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #664 from m_p_douglas:SBZ -- Unlimited Format just like normal meaning only Anicient Mew and Birthday Pikachu are banned. Correct? Is SBZ supposed to be sanctioned?
darkmt_mike says, "Correct. It can be sanctioned."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #665 from m_p_douglas:DMTM, Thanks for Patroling the Boards. It seems like a nicer place now that "Darkness" has taken over.
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. Thank you....DARKNESS!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #666 from soslowpoke:RE: The holos with a separate numbering- EXCELLENT idea! ^_^ (no more 2 reverse foil rares to collect)
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. Very nice."
master_trainer_pat says, "Right...I just think it is confusing the way they are numbered"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #667 from skywolf9653:If my store has been selected to host Super Battlezone, MUST I have up to 50 People only, or can I have more than that?
darkmt_mike says, "I believe more. But check with MTM to be sure."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #668 from trekiev:if there are two battle zones , one on saturday, and one of sunday, could we go to both?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #670 from tehairyclefairy:Super Metronome from a Togetic with Pokémon that are benched, against a Smeargle with bench pokemon that just did 'sketch' on another Pokémon successfully? This actually came up at league... ta
darkmt_mike says, "My head hurts! We are working on it..."
darkmt_mike says, "Happy Birthday Sensei."
darkmt_mike says, "Still working!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Geez!"
darkmt_mike says, "Are you trying to copy the Sketch because Togetic can copy a benched Poké."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think that is what he is implying..."
darkmt_mike says, "Not sure what you maen Freddy!"
master_trainer_pat says, "If it is...why not?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #671 from trekiev:will rainbow energy be played by the new wording "place damage" instead of dealing damge?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just let them copy the sketch if they want.."
darkmt_mike says, "Need to see if it is a misprint first. Seems like it might be!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #672 from mysterioustrainer:Hey Pat and Dark Mike I arrived late, Is there any announcements (besides Super Battlezone Schedule)?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes!"
darkmt_mike says, "There will be no more answers to Togetic and Smeargle questios! ;)"
master_trainer_pat says, "yea"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #673 from true_darkwolf:will canada recieve super battle zone
darkmt_mike says, "1 that I know of."
master_trainer_pat says, "I believe that there will be on in Toronto."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #674 from soslowpoke:Do you know the prize structure for the Aquapolis boosters at SBZ yet?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #675 from m_p_douglas:Any new news on Counter Attack Claw? It should be played like all the other if then flip cards?
darkmt_mike says, "No news."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #676 from daytongl:RE: 652 - So we use the old text until the rules team gets back with you?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
darkmt_mike says, "Use it the old way until we get it figured out!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #677 from gym_leader_blaine:okay when will MTM be back?
darkmt_mike says, "Not soon enough!"
darkmt_mike says, "Next week."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #678 from mysticzapdos_x:If I have a Light Dragonite active and attach Boost Energy and on my opponent's next turn, they play Muk, will I have to discard the Boost Energy at the end of my next turn or not?
master_trainer_pat says, "Like we aswered earier...that looks like that is how it should work. We'll have to check with the Rules team though"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #679 from skywolf9653:Should we also wait to hear from MTM, regarding the Format for SBZ, whether it is Unlimited or Modified?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #680 from sentimental_toise:Are Super Battlezones in Europe required to run Unlimited format? Or is it the tournament organiser's decision?
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #681 from lizardotc:In the meantime, should I just tell all my BZ players to keep their weekend free just in case there IS one nearby?
darkmt_mike says, "Sure."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #685 from tehairyclefairy:and I thought Superman made the Leaning Tower of Pisa straight...
darkmt_mike says, "No. There is no such thing as Superman."
darkmt_mike says, ";)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #682 from nopoke59:anyone know what the e-reader says about boost energy (this one is for Pat :) )
master_trainer_pat says, "It states that it gives the Boost Energy effect to all your Pokemon in play and it never goes away."
master_trainer_pat smiles.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #686 from m_p_douglas:Put a Rainbow Energy on an Eevee with four damage counter. The effect of placing a damage counter should happen first before the coin flip, since in a ruling with the Aquapolis Entei you can attach rainbow and it does not give different energy until after it is attached to the Pokemon.
darkmt_mike says, "Not sure what the question is?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #688 from trekiev:what is the K rating for SBZ?
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #690 from jpdevilliers80:What are the chances of planning any of these events, like SBZ, in South Africa, sometime?

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #691 from pokesensei:whatd I miss?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's your birthday!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Happy Birthday"
master_trainer_pat says, "Feliz Annaversario!"
darkmt_mike says, "Wow! Don't know about that. I think S. Africa is run out of Hasbro Europe."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #692 from m_p_douglas:If a store has been picked to do Super Battle Zone, then they want to move the Event to another one of their stores in a nearby town, shouldn't they make sure that it very much ok before thinking about doing that. It would be changing the sanctioning
darkmt_mike says, "That is up to them and MTM I believe."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #694 from steve_p:I've heard about Secret Rares in Aquapolis. Do those also have parallel reverse foils?
darkmt_mike says, "How secret?"
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not heard about any secret rares."
master_trainer_pat says, "They must be very secret indeed."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #696 from fix_r:sorry i have to ask this. Light dragonites power only works when it is active, so if muk or magby shut off the power or its shut off when gusted to the bench how could the Boost energy stay on him at the end of the turn?
darkmt_mike says, "Not exactly sure. But it says to discard at the end of the turn it was attached. So quite literaly. It"
master_trainer_pat says, "The key is with the wording on Boost Energy, we'll have to check to see if that is a typo and that's how they want it to work."
darkmt_mike says, "Would stay on dince it does not meet that criteria."
darkmt_mike says, "Might change need to look at it nore."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #698 from tehairyclefairy:Ok, Re:670 to clarify, in this instance I attacked with SuperMetronome, after the opponent had attacked using Sketch. His Sketch was copying a different Pokémon's attack. So we didn't know whose attack could be sketched... and why.
master_trainer_pat says, "It shouldn't matter...the attack was Sketched and then that Sketch is being copied...it hyper confusing but I suppose it would work."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #699 from steve_p:Raiders or Buc?
darkmt_mike says, "Raiders. Bucs can't keep up with Raiders offence."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #702 from purity1:but....but....batman is real, though, right?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes...."I'm Batman""
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm Patman."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #703 from tehairyclefairy:can we just say that Togetic always does 1 meeeeeeeeellion damage whatever? ;)
darkmt_mike says, "Sure only if you have imeeeeelion counters to use."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #704 from lepi1962:I am sorry if I will repeat the question: would Jumbo Electabuzz (SBZ) and RH Elm (Delegate program) be available at the later date to the others?
master_trainer_pat says, "Maybe"
darkmt_mike says, "One never knows."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #705 from lepi1962:Aquopolis question: are H1 through H32 holos available in RH form?
master_trainer_pat says, "No"
master_trainer_pat says, "You can get their non-holo versions in RH form."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #706 from m_p_douglas:Professor Elm now is Promo Professor Elm !! Nice call guys, this makes sure we have lots of nice drawing power in the future.
darkmt_mike says, "Yes...we ares much smartier then we looks!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Not like Expedition and Aquapolis don't have enough"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #707 from neo_fox:you miss MTM right about now... don't you?
darkmt_mike says, "Well no. But we could use his help!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #709 from m_p_douglas:Re686 Does Eevee faint before it gets to flip to evolve itself. This was sent to Japan for a ruling, I think?
darkmt_mike says, "I believe you get to evolve before it is knocked out, but we will check."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #710 from tehairyclefairy:Re:690 the S Africa guy may wish to contact Lee Singleton on singlel@hasbro.co.uk as WotC-UK look after S Africa - HTH
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks Freddy!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #711 from wizo_pokemom:are the Crystal cards available in RH format?
darkmt_mike says, "Have not seen one yet....dunno. Have any of you?:)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #712 from matthewssandslash:Re: 699 Raiders?!? The Raiders have the defense of a broiled llama!
darkmt_mike says, "Yes and the bucks have the offense of a Epileptic Frog."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #713 from gym_leader_blaine:do you know how the Best of Promo's 2 and 4 will be made available? And if so will you tell us?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes. I can't tell you though"
darkmt_mike says, "Yes I do. No I won't."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #714 from soslowpoke:I assume there won't be a reverse foil cleffa now will there?
darkmt_mike says, "Not if I have anything to say about it....and I do. some anyway."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #715 from m_p_douglas:Can Master Professor become Light or Dark Master Professors as outlined in your 22 page pamphlete "How to become a Dark Master Trainer"???!!!
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. But the Dark test is administered by Gengar. So it is not advised."
darkmt_mike says, "Only the strong survive."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #716 from tehairyclefairy:There's been lots of promos from BZ kits placed on e-bay before we've even got them as Profs, any way of making a promo in the future with a specific number on it to see where these leakages are? it's a real problem keeping the promos special without
master_trainer_pat says, "Possibly."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see what we can do."
darkmt_mike says, "It is difficult. different numbers make for different prntings."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #717 from bluetoise:How about the question I send in last chat?the question is about premier events in Asia.Do my question get any replies?
darkmt_mike says, "I was not at the last chat. They go through Australia."
master_trainer_pat says, "If you want to know about events in Asia...try e-mailing australia@wizards.com to see if they have any info."
master_trainer_pat says, "We certainly don't have much here. Sorry."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #718 from lepi1962:DMTM how's your on-line trading progressing? Any luck? I still have that autographed photo of me masked as DMTM for Deck A. (Oak)
darkmt_mike says, "Not good. Sensei wants the World for that Ninetails!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #720 from m_p_douglas:Re: 715 what about Light Master Professor?? Do we have to face almighty Weedle??
darkmt_mike says, "You have to do some silly song and be all nice to people and such..."
darkmt_mike says, "BORING!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I have my Weeblo badge"
darkmt_mike says, "LOL"
master_trainer_pat smiles.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_pat says, "Is that it?"
darkmt_mike says, "No more questions!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #721 from daytongl:What can we do (and still conform with the floor/UT rules) if someone brings Japanese E-Cards that have been printed in Aquapolis and we do not have A)a translation card, B)an Oracle Document for Aquapolis?
darkmt_mike says, "Many sites have them up."
darkmt_mike says, "I guess you can go that route."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #722 from m_p_douglas:Thanks
darkmt_mike says, "You are welcome!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #723 from bluetoise:Is Aquapolis on the shelf in North America ?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "Some places are still getting theirs"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #724 from pokesensei:I don`t see many other around...besides,I mentioned reverse holo`s and you didn`t respond...."Mr.-I have_everything-but-that-card" :-)
darkmt_mike says, "LOL"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #726 from lepi1962:One last question: Were Trainer Decks distributed in large numbers to UK?
darkmt_mike says, "Okay."
master_trainer_pat says, "I really don't think so."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #725 from tehairyclefairy:can we maybe have question of the chat awards?
darkmt_mike says, "Who would do them?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #727 from m_p_douglas:Re: 721 Still no Aquapolis cards in Florida, but very soon I am told.
darkmt_mike says, "Hope it is soon!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Great!"
darkmt_mike says, "Time to go folks! Thanks for being here!"
master_trainer_pat says, "See you next week gang! MT Mike will be back to be bewildered with us next week."
darkmt_mike says, "Remember Portland OR. Tournament this Sat! Look in the tournament..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye!"
darkmt_mike says, "section og Wizpog for details!"
darkmt_mike says, "Have a good week!"