Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, February 13, 2003
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hello all! Welcome to the Shaggy and Scooby show!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome to another week of us to you."
darkmt_mike says, "You're Shaggy."
master_trainer_mike says, "Me? Or them?"
darkmt_mike says, "You."
darkmt_mike says, "MTM"
master_trainer_mike says, "ZOINKS!"
darkmt_mike says, "I'm Scooby."
darkmt_mike says, "Rats write."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #947 from mob2099:are all feint attacks to be used as the feint attack on houndour AQ is writen?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Its the same thing as before, its just spelling out the two types of Pokemon powers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #948 from wizo_pokemom:are decklists going to be required for SBZ, since it's a 24K event? the SD location says there weren't any in their SBZ kit...
master_trainer_mike says, "They are not required by us but each location can choose to use them or not."
master_trainer_mike says, "I hear that many are."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #949 from mob2099:does rapid spin from a non basic pokemon toward lilypad mew let the opponants rapid spin pokemon switch?
darkmt_mike says, "No. Switching up from the bench is still considered affecting the active."
master_trainer_mike says, "So no switching in thiscase."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #950 from chrisbo:Just to make sure, Rainbow Energy counts as Darkness for the purposes of Umbreon's "Dark Moon" pokemon power, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yuppers"
darkmt_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #951 from espy87:What will the prizes be for super battle zone?
master_trainer_mike says, "These are listed on the web site, check it out!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #952 from mob2099:so do i have to ask my questions again?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes,"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #953 from mayiso_sodef:How do you play Pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "read the directions???"
darkmt_mike says, "With cards and counters and friends."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #954 from espy87:Is Hitmonchan Legal for MMF yet? Im not sure... ;/
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean for modified? Sure."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #955 from indigomaster33:signed cards are not conidered marked correct?
darkmt_mike says, "As long as they are ledgiable and they are signed on front..."
darkmt_mike says, "...otherwise you need sleeves."
darkmt_mike says, "I always sign mine so that you can read the text!"
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
darkmt_mike bows gracefully.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #958 from calathon:Will Houndoom's Dark Impact still prevent the Defending Pokemon from using Pokemon Powers if it retreats to the Bench?
darkmt_mike says, "Benching ends that effect. I believe."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #960 from mayiso_sodef:What if you can't read to read all of the directions?
darkmt_mike says, "Then get someone to read them to you."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #964 from bigchuck001:When you attach Boost Energy to Light Dragonite, does the Boost Energy stay attached at the end of the turn?
darkmt_mike says, "No it stay's on it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #963 from michel1be:can you already confirm if a Worlds 2003 will be organized ?
darkmt_mike says, "We cannot confirm anything at this time."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #961 from pokesensei:Hi guys!A Q for the Compendium.With Aquapolis Umbreon`s "Dark Moon" PP and Aquapolis Scizor`s Attack "Heavy Metal",can you use a Rainbow Energy as the Darkness/Metal requirement?
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm....good one..."
darkmt_mike says, "I would say yes. It is not asking for a specific card."
darkmt_mike says, "MTM had to step out I will bounce it off him when he comes back..."
darkmt_mike says, "..and see if it leaves a bruise!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #962 from neo_fox:RE: #954: Speaking of which... Do we play 'chan with 60 or 70 HP?
darkmt_mike says, "I play him in Fighting decks."
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmt_mike says, "He will probably be played with 70."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #965 from mob2099:on fient attack, murkrow states defending, houdour states that pokemon, so how is the feint attack used?
darkmt_mike says, "It is refering to the Poké you are attacking so it should be played that way."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #966 from espy87:Are you going to rotate out the neo genesis set after SBZ? It seems like it since you remade Professor Elm. =/
darkmt_mike says, "No. Not Yet...the time is not right."
darkmt_mike says, "The Hitmonchan thing has to be discussed. For now play it as written on the card you are using. It is less complicated that way."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #956 from farbsman:In DCI reporter for Age-Modified swiss, when u are registering players, it asks for age group and only gives you 0-9. What age groups do we use 4 SBZ 4 the different groups?
master_trainer_mike says, "For now, use the 3 age groups we have established, 10 and under, 11-14, and 15 and up"
master_trainer_mike says, "We will do some analysis on the results of these events and may change this for future events"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #957 from farbsman:Is there anything else we should know about running this SBZ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Mope, just have fun!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #967 from daytongl:Dark Gengar's Pull-In - If a benched Jumpluff is the target of Pull In, if I flip for Fluff and get heads, what happens?
darkmt_mike says, "The attack is still direcrted at the active Poké so it would work."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #968 from calathon:For Lanturn's Ion Coating: If you change all L cards to W and then attach an L card, does that stay as L, or change too?
master_trainer_mike says, "The effect lasts the whole tunr and all Lightning attached to it (even if done later in the turn) change to water energy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #969 from bigchuck001:Anything new on the Challenge Series?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, and once again, we will tell you when we can."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #970 from oldman_405:Can you play 2 TM's together on your active Pokemon
darkmt_mike says, "Yup."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #971 from enik_the_sleestak:what's your latest favorite deck in modified format - I know there are so many very good ones these days...
darkmt_mike says, "Buzzard. Charizard and Eletabuzz."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #972 from calathon:Can Magneton's Magnetic Flow move Special Energy cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #973 from espy87:In reply to question #963.. "can you already confirm if a Worlds 2003 will be organized", Someone has told me that you have already awarded players from England a trip to it. Is that true?
darkmt_mike says, "No we cannot confirm Worlds."
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys!!! When we know and are allowed to talk about it we will, ok?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #974 from marril2000:hey mike, back a couple weeks (or maybe even last week) you said in the Suber BattleZone kits you included a thank you gift for the professors that staff Super BattleZone, any word on what the thank you gift is? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "There are extra bozes of Aquapolis product to be given out amongst the staff"
master_trainer_mike says, "boxes I mean"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #975 from mob2099:on the AQ steelix does benching remove the effect of the flip from earth rift so i could use that attack next trun
darkmt_mike says, "Benching always ends these effects."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have said this for every Pokemon that has come out with a similar efect"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #976 from marril2000:mike, the store i run BattleZone at recently decided to extend the program (it was supposed to end last weekend) as long as i would like and players come so i can build a local player base, but they said they wouldn't order any more BattleZone kits be
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, without kits there is no BattleZone"
master_trainer_mike says, "The kits are very inexspensive, talk with them about getting the money from the players to purchase themn"
master_trainer_mike says, "but it has to be through the store"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #977 from firetrainer:Does Fluff prevent Feraligatr Riptide from shuffling the water Energy back into the deck?
darkmt_mike says, "No. It just prevents all effects of attacks done to Jumpluff."
master_trainer_mike says, "Like Suicune did."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #979 from gym_leader_blaine:as SBZ we are going to do deck checks to make sure the Kids are playing Modified cards, but will we have to have Deck Check List for the top 8 players filled out and sent to Wizards?
master_trainer_mike says, "I would do deck checks if you can (depending on your staff issues)."
master_trainer_mike says, "You should always do them before you start the top 8."
master_trainer_mike says, "You never want to have to DQ someone for an illegal deck during the final rounds, better to deal with that before hand"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #980 from firetrainer:I am a Professor Judgeing at SBZ this weekend.
darkmt_mike says, "Excellent!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #981 from mob2099:so feint attack on murkrow only cuts thro everything on the defending , but on houndour it doesnt matter if its the bench or not?
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm..."
darkmt_mike smiles.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike says, "AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHH!"
darkmt_mike says, "All others say Defending."
darkmt_mike says, "Play it as written."
darkmt_mike says, "Play the old ones Murkrow ect... as written."
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct for the Houndour, but all other Feint attacks are played as written on those cards."
darkmt_mike says, "So they are different types of "Feint Attacks""
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #982 from farbsman:RE:Q956: What number do we use for the 10 and under, the 11-14, and the 15 and up, there are only numbers 0-9 not age group choices, and isn't there only 2 groups for SBZ?
master_trainer_mike says, "You just choose what number you want for each group. For exampoe, have the 10 and under ba group 1, the 11-14 be group 2, and the 15 and up be group 3."
master_trainer_mike says, "While there are two trophies the point of Age Modified swiss is to try and pair players of similar records with other players in similar age groups."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #985 from chrisbo:Re Q965: Ah, I didn't notice that the text on the new Houndour's Feint Attack has changed since previous versions. So now the attack is not affected by stuff on the Pokemon that actually receives the damage, even on the bench, right?
darkmt_mike says, "Rhtas Rhight Rhisbo!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Its just there to try and discourage 8 year olds from facing 40 year old pro players in early rounds."
darkmt_mike says, "OOps! sorry Shaggy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #983 from gym_leader_blaine:just wanted to say thanks for letting us have and run SBZ, it is going to be a blast this weekend
master_trainer_mike says, "Glad you like it. If it goes well and the nuimbers are good, you will see it again in May."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #984 from firetrainer:"I am a Professor Judgeing at SBZ this weekend. what penilty should I give if a player fergits to puet out his?
master_trainer_mike says, "Put out his what?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Prizes?? It's a caution."
darkmt_mike says, "Pwizes?"
master_trainer_mike says, "This is all explained in the floor rules and penalty guidelines, look them over before you judge an event."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #986 from marril2000:something i have always wondered, personally, why do you think the expansion symbols are always designed to be black and white (excluding Neo Destiny, it seemed to be kind of blueish...)
darkmt_mike says, "We ran out of dye..."
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "They make tougher looking tattoos!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #987 from mob2099:any spoiler on the next season promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #988 from daytongl:Light Dragonite and Boost Energy - if I retreat my Light Dragonite that has a Boost Energy attached, and another Light Dragonite does not come up, do I have to discard the Boost Energy?
darkmt_mike says, "NO. NO. A thousand times no."
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "The discard effect ONLY triggers on the turn you attach it from your hand. If it is still in play (because of Miraculous Wind) fater that first turn."
master_trainer_mike says, "that effects doesn't trigger again."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #989 from calathon:Would Lanturn's Ion Coating "fix" a Rainbow Energy to Water only?
darkmt_mike says, "No."
master_trainer_mike says, "Will anyone ever play with Lanturn?!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "geez!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #990 from calathon:What would happen to a Crystal Energy on Lanturn using Ion Coating, since it provides the type of energy of the actual card, not what it has been turned into?
darkmt_mike says, "It turns into a potato."
darkmt_mike says, "A sweet potato."
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmt_mike says, "Were working on it."
master_trainer_mike says, "It looks at what the actual basic energy cards are, NOT what they are providing."
master_trainer_mike says, "So whether you energy burn them or use Ion Coating, look at what the actual basic energy card is!"
master_trainer_mike says, "This is just like that really annoying Ho-Oh ruling."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #991 from bigchuck001:Is the SBZ tourney going to be everyone playing, or will there be seperate tournaments for 14- and 15+?
master_trainer_mike says, "I only asked the locations to run 1 single age modified tournament."
master_trainer_mike says, "A few locations are psliiting them, but most are not."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #992 from oldman_405:Can you play 2 Darkness Cubes at the same time on an active AQ Tyranitar? Would it do 20 damage + any from darkness?
master_trainer_mike says, "One attack per turn, doesn't matter if you have two copies of it."
darkmt_mike says, "You can only use one cube to attack. You don't have Two attacks."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #993 from slayer_x:hi umm pkoemon around our are is sorta dead and i was wandering if you got any ideas to get it back up ... any help is fine
master_trainer_mike says, "Encourage stores to run BattleZone"
master_trainer_mike says, "run tournaments yourself"
master_trainer_mike says, "talk with felklow players and ask what they have done"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #995 from michel1be:thanks for the delegate promos mike, really nice cards !
master_trainer_mike says, "Glad you like em"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #996 from gym_leader_blaine:my question is then, are the Deck Check list from SBZ need to be turned into WOTC?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are not required though sending along the winning deck lists (if you have them) would be great!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #997 from enik_the_sleestak:the store where we will have SBZ last week kicked out a battlezone player for selling cards. Should he be allowed to play in SBZ since it's a premiere event, or is it up to the store to ban who they want?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is up to the store."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #999 from lugiasrealm:What about those of us who's BZ league just started Sneasel
master_trainer_mike says, "What about it?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Do yo mean you are still on the January season kits?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Doesn't matter the official season in the Feb klit which has the Hitmonchan so now Hitmonchan is legal in Modified."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #1001 from master_o_pokemon:Hey guys, this is RaNd0m under a REALLY OLD name... my question is: With Aquapolis Scizor's "Heavy Metal" attack, do Rainbows count as Metals?
darkmt_mike says, "Yup. It works. Works for Umbreon too."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #1002 from mob2099:can you bump a stadium card with the same stadium card?
darkmt_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1005 from gym_leader_blaine:so if this goes right, you said we could see this in May again, which would be about the time we seen the new Skirige set. SO are the SZB like a pre-release, casue if so that is great that we are finally getting something like them
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1006 from calathon:Re Lt Dragonite retreating: Boost would be discarded if it were the turn it was attached, yes?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1007 from mob2099:can you say no or yes if there is thought to reprint dark golbat?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes or No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1008 from firetrainer:When Neo Discovery Umbreon attacks a benched Gengar expedition with Feint attack do you apply weekness?

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #1009 from matew:what is the next pokemon set?
master_trainer_mike says, "You never apply Weakness and Resistance on the Bench, ever."
darkmt_mike says, "Skyridge."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1010 from pokesensei:RE: My question earlier now that MTM is back.Rainbow Energy will meet the requirement for AQ. Umbreon`s PP "Dark Moon" and AQ. Scizor`s attack "Heavy Metal"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, once again, if a card provides energy of a type, it is considered an energy card of that type."
darkmt_mike says, "Confirmed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1011 from bigchuck001:I don't know why, but I dont understand Crystal Energy =P. If I have a Fighting and Lightning attached to my Charizard (just as an example) and I attach a Crytal, does it provide my choice of either typr, or does it provid both meaning its like 4 ene
master_trainer_mike says, "It is like a limited Rainbow. It only provides 1 energy but it can be of any type that you have a basic energy card already attached to that Pokemon of."
master_trainer_mike says, "So in your example it provides Fighting or Lightning but only 1 energy."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #1012 from calathon:what's the distribution of Crystal Pokemon in Aquapolis, or is that confidential info?
darkmt_mike says, "Its Crunchadental...Sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1013 from mob2099:is any of the new rules for JPN pokemon going to be used before those sets come out here?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea (I doubt it though)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1015 from marril2000:mike, do you know if/when more newer questions will be added to the professor exam? could the professors possibly assist in writting questions and submit them throught the professor mailing list?
master_trainer_mike says, "When I have time, I wil ask Professors for new questions."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #1017 from marril2000:hmm... when designing an expansion (or putting the ideas together), what thought goes into the name of the expansion, and how are they usually thought up?
master_trainer_mike says, "The biggest issue is to make sure it will clear a copyright check (which is increasingly hard to do)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1018 from gym_leader_blaine:do you think we will be able to get the reverse holo energies again like you did with with the Rainbow energies in BZ Jan kits?
master_trainer_mike says, "They were being saved for the Pokemon Player Rewards program but if that doesn't ewnd up happeneing then I wil rerelease them in another way ."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #1019 from master_o_pokemon:I just became a professor the other day. Do I need to do anything else to become fully professor-ed?
darkmt_mike says, "Send $500 to Dark Master Trainer Mike @ my home address."
darkmt_mike says, "In other words. NO."
master_trainer_mike says, "he needs more scooby snacks"
darkmt_mike says, "Rats Right!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You will be added to the mail list soon and get your card in the next mailing"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1020 from mob2099:how do i update my professor card when it expires?
master_trainer_mike says, "You will have to just update your membership information in the DCI database."
master_trainer_mike says, "No retesting necessaryu (at this time)"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #1021 from master_o_pokemon:LOL... we all want 500 dollars. Thanks ;x
darkmt_mike says, "So true!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1022 from gym_leader_blaine:so the Player Rewarsd program is still a go them. Do you think it will be out later this year?
master_trainer_mike says, "It might be out, unsure right now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1023 from mt_icecold:What would you suggest for sets to draft with aquapolis and quantity?
darkmt_mike says, "Expedition."
darkmt_mike says, "Three and Two"
master_trainer_mike says, "If you were doing Booster drafts you could do 3 and 2 , either way."
master_trainer_mike says, "Both such large sets."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or use some of those spiffy MTM designed Theme decks!! :)"
darkmt_mike says, "HEH!"
darkmt_mike says, "I mean HAH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "A theme deck and 2 boosters would work as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1024 from gym_leader_blaine:do we have to update our membership informaiton if we have played or TO tournaments to keep our professorship?
master_trainer_mike says, "You just need to go onto the DCI page and make sure your info is up to date."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1025 from marril2000:hmm... just wondering since the Pokemon Player Rewards program idea was brought up again... when the program was sketched out, would it include membership cards? how would we exactly keep track of our points?

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #1027 from master_o_pokemon:Will you guys ever put Tyrogue in a theme deck again? like, 4 of them? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "No details until the program starts."
darkmt_mike says, "No. That guy owe's me money."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1026 from oldman_405:Will we be getting a replacement Professor card after our current one expires & we've re-newed our info?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you will."
darkmt_mike says, "Time to go Shaggy!"
master_trainer_mike says, "And with the magic 4 oclock hourr here and no more questions, it is time for us to bid you adieu."
darkmt_mike says, "Night all!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I see your adieu and raie it to a trei!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1028 from indigomaster33:will the new prof cards have the same design? or all new art?
master_trainer_mike says, "Same card for now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1029 from master_o_pokemon:Bye guys. Thanks for chatting! :P
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Byeeeeeee"