Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, February 27, 2003
by Team Compendium


darkmt_mike says, "Hello all and welcome to the chat!"
darkmt_mike says, "I think I might be solo today so be kind!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hope everyone had a good week."
darkmt_mike says, "On to the questions!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #156 from kiole_quickblade:do you know where any pokemon RPing sites are that u can fight?
darkmt_mike says, "I prefer live action Pokémon so I don't know much about those!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #157 from jackiej:will there be anymore events like SBZ?
darkmt_mike says, "We hope so. No info yet!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #158 from neo_fox:you and Gengar still fighting over the article?
darkmt_mike says, "He is. I'm just trying to ignore his negative reaction to the mistakes he's made."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from tehairyclefairy:Can Scizor (Aqua) Snatch a Light Dragonite successfully?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. L. Dragonite is not active when you snatch it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #160 from marril2000:so mike, just you today? whats the word of the day around the water cooler?
darkmt_mike says, "It is "Nerf War" they have been having one all day raging around me!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from tehairyclefairy:Mike, any idea when Aquapolis is due out in the States? Is April a good guess, we need to know in preparation for judging at GenCon Europe (Apr 18th-21st)
darkmt_mike says, "It is out in the states."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #162 from lugiasrealm:If Muk is in play and i play Entei(with howl) will howl work?
darkmt_mike says, "I believe it has been ruled that the "coming into play" ability would work."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #164 from gym_leader_blaine:AQ Scizor states that it does extra damage if an metal energy is attached to it for one of its attack, if you have an rainbow energy attached to it would it do the extra damage if it was being counted for the metal energy?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from tehairyclefairy:*blush* sorry, I meant Skyridge Re#161
darkmt_mike says, "April is a pretty good "guess"."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #163 from cattdreams:on electabuzz's swift attack (neo genesis) it says it's damage isn't effected by any effects on the defending pokemon, does this mean that it ignores metal energy as well?
darkmt_mike says, ". Swift only ignores effects on the defending Pokémon, not your own. So it will still reduce [or add to] the damage you do"
darkmt_mike says, "Oops! Not what I wanted to say!"
darkmt_mike says, "I believe it would."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from marril2000:i have always wondered, what is the process the team goes into when designing set names and discriptions? also, what are some of the past code names/rejected titles that have used for sets?
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm."
darkmt_mike says, "We have to get a large number of ideas and the whittle them down to thr ones we like!"
darkmt_mike says, "Then we check them against copyright to see if we can use them!"
darkmt_mike says, "I can't remember any of the rejected ones...too tooo many!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #166 from jackiej:any idea how to get more people interested in Pokemon over here? i only know of three players in my area(including me).
darkmt_mike says, "Advertising, putting out feelers for more players. Making a club."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from gym_leader_blaine:if you have a lucky stadium in play and you filp for it, then in the same turn you play another lucky stadium from your hand, wouldyou be able to filp again for the other lucky stadium that just came into play the same turn?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #169 from jackiej:any word on what your A Modest Proposal means?
darkmt_mike says, "It means I have Two Beagles and a Mutt."
darkmt_mike smiles.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from tehairyclefairy:Is promo Hitmonchan still 'play as is' Mike?
darkmt_mike says, "It is."
darkmt_mike says, "It will stay that way. There is no good way to make the errata work for it. Too confusing. So play the original if you want to play it!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from michel1be:re #161 : Aquapolis is out in Europe too, I think Freddy was talking about Skyridge
darkmt_mike says, "Yup!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from puritys_echidna:mike, you left us with a very interesting quote at the end of last week... 'schnoozle you later' can you explain what that means? ;)
darkmt_mike says, "No. I was forced to say that."
darkmt_mike bows gracefully.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from ukpokemonpro:Is there any plans to reward the European and UK professors for there work with Promo #3's or will they remain exclusively a US promo?
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno. MTM question."
darkmt_mike says, "Like how I sidestepped that?"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #175 from cattdreams:if magnamite uses "lock on" on one of my pokemon, and I retreat it, put in some other pokemon, then retreat that and put the first pokemon back in, does that break the lock on or is it still in effect?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #176 from lepi1962:Is WOTC involved with the e-cards that will accompany GBA Ruby and Saphire games?
darkmt_mike says, "Cannot say."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #177 from gym_leader_blaine:Does Miracle Berry from the NEO Genesis set heal burn?
darkmt_mike says, "It does not say that it does."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from lepi1962:Any dominant decks at SBZs?
darkmt_mike says, "Buzzard."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from fix_r:If a player had a Pokemon Park in play and his opponent had a Dark Amphrose in play would the damage from attaching a energy be negated? If yes, How about damage from attaching a rainbow energy to one of your pokemon?
darkmt_mike says, "Only during your turn."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #180 from trekiev:i sent the SBZ feedback request to the professor email and it bounched back giving me a message about delayed or something
darkmt_mike says, "Send it again!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #181 from pokesensei:If Pokemon Park is in play and 2 Energy cards are being attached via "Harvest Bounty", can 2 Damage Counters be removed?You ruled that you could but that is wrong.Harvest Bounty works for the Active Pokemon and Pokemon Park works for the Benched Pokemon.
darkmt_mike says, "Obviously won't work."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from watertrainer_13:Can you use special energy cards for the Time shard tool?
darkmt_mike says, "nope."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #183 from lepi1962:How many new sets after Skyridge do you forsee in 2003?
darkmt_mike says, "Future is unclear it is...."
darkmt_mike says, "...I see more. I see WotC made set."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from lepi1962:Will there be a winner and jumbo versions of DVD/VHS Suicune and delegate Professor Elm?
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #185 from gym_leader_blaine:what is the reason why some of the AQ set cards have a moon crest printed on them and some don't?
darkmt_mike says, "Body or Power Pokés do."
darkmt_mike says, "Part of the art thingy!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #186 from skywolf9653:Mike, I got here late, any annoucements today?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes, Gengar is truely sorry for making a mistake in my article on Boost Energy."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #187 from trekiev:please help. if you look under the rating for dci number 99008077, you will see the that rating is all messed up
darkmt_mike says, "You must contact DCI@wizards.com"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #188 from lepi1962:How many approx. "non-existing" cards were printed?
darkmt_mike says, "Noe. If they don't exist...."
darkmt_mike says, "...silly question!"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from cattdreams:what's in next months bz kit?
darkmt_mike says, "Dunno."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #191 from ukpokemonpro:Do 2 beagles and a mut beat 3 of a cat?
darkmt_mike says, "Everytime!"
darkmt_mike smiles.
darkmt_mike smirks.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #192 from jackiej:How are Sneasle and Slowking getting along in "The Box"?
darkmt_mike says, "How would you be getting along if you were them..."
darkmt_mike says, "...not well."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #193 from neo_fox:You should have Gengar help you out in these chats
darkmt_mike says, "He says "he can't type""
darkmt_mike shakes his head.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #194 from puritys_echidna:wow! it must have been a pretty powerful force that forced you to say something as offbeat as 'schnoozle' this person must be extremely intellegent and good looking...
darkmt_mike says, "Peer pressure is a terrible thing."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #195 from chrisbo:Re Q162 : Are you sure that Muk would not ignore Entei's "Howl"? The wording on "Toxic Gas" says to ignore all Pokemon Powers other than Toxic Gases.
darkmt_mike says, "No. I'm not sure! I'm solo today. I thought we ruled that coming into play abilities would work. Do you have some.."
darkmt_mike says, "...compelling ruling that contradicts that?"
darkmt_mike says, "If so then I bow to our prior wisdom!"
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.
darkmt_mike smirks.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #196 from lepi1962:Since March BZ kits were already shipped, can you tell us what cards are in?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope. Can't remember!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #198 from skywolf9653:Mike, in regards to the lastest version of DCI reporter (v. 2.45 I believe), was it determined that the absence of "age groups" was indeed a bug with the new version?
darkmt_mike says, "I believe so!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #199 from cattdreams:re: question 175 yes it breaks it or yes it's still in effect?
darkmt_mike says, "Breaks!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #200 from kiole_quickblade:what is an SBZ?
darkmt_mike says, "Super Battle Zone"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #202 from skywolf9653:Mike, if I am playing a Crystal Pokemon, which requires 3 different types of Energy, and I play a Crystal energy card, (I believe that is the name of it), does that in essence, give me the equivelent of 3 basic energy cards?
darkmt_mike says, "No. You must hev the Energy card to duplicate I believe."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #203 from jackiej:Re: #178 what is a buzzard deck?
darkmt_mike says, "Heh. Wouldn't you like to know!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #204 from monkeyman8889:whats buzzard mean?
darkmt_mike says, "It is a largebird the feeds off the dead remains of animals."
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #205 from darkespeonneodestiny:Are there any plans to modify the already modified modified format?
darkmt_mike says, "Of course!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #206 from marril2000:how many black star promos are there left? someone on wizpog mentioned the suicune as a best and not black star
darkmt_mike says, "One."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #207 from chrisbo:If Pokemon Park is in play and I use "RainDance" to attach several Energy cards at a time, can I remove a Damage Counter for each energy I attach?
darkmt_mike says, "No. Once during his turn...."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #208 from trekiev:when i recieved my dci membership, there was already a match recorded on it, a tourament ianever played in, but it was past 6 months, can i still appeal it?
darkmt_mike says, "I believe so."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #209 from gym_leader_blaine:will the WOTC set have all new pokemon card in it, or will some of the cards come from other sets including ones from overseas?
darkmt_mike says, "It will have..."
darkmt_mike says, "...I can't tell you.. sorry."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #210 from pokesensei:RE:183...Did you just say what I think you just said? :)
darkmt_mike says, "The future is unclear?"
darkmt_mike says, "Yeah I said that."
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #211 from chrisbo:When you attach a Crystal Energy or Rainbow Energy to a pokemon with the "Crystal Type" power, do you get to choose what type of Pokemon it becomes? Or does the Pokemon stay colorless because "Crystal Type" only mentions Basic Energy Cards?
darkmt_mike says, "Sorry I can't find one right now to refrence it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #212 from lepi1962:Ladies and Gents, this is the first time - officially WOTC made set! How many cards?
darkmt_mike says, "It si? When?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #214 from trekiev:wheres mtm and pat?
darkmt_mike says, "Out. I made them an offer they couldn't refuse."
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #215 from skywolf9653:Mike, has Gengar been helping himself to your Maple Bar stash as of yet?
darkmt_mike says, "No. Dunsparces."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #218 from trekiev:is it true that there is NO difference between a 3-point win and 2-point win when determining the tiebreaker? was the dci reporter programed correctly?
darkmt_mike says, "If it says so then it is."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #221 from marril2000:mike, just out of question, will the 'wizards set' be templated on card-e or neo style 'blanks'?
darkmt_mike says, "What Wizards set?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #222 from trekiev:is it possible to changed the password i use to log onto the DCI information centre used to sanction tournaments?
darkmt_mike says, "Sorry. That is not in my programing. Contact the DCI."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #229 from tehairyclefairy:Re#211 only basic energy is duplicated DMTM by crystal
darkmt_mike says, "Cool. Thanks."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #223 from bluetoise:If the player using Feint Attack to attack a benced AQ Jumpluff that have one damage on it,does the player need to flip for Jumpluff's Poke-Body Fluff?
darkmt_mike says, "No."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #224 from trekiev:so , there really is a WOTC set comming out?
darkmt_mike says, "Ther is? Yeah! Who told you that?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #225 from chrisbo:Re Q206 : FYI - the advertisement for the Pokemon DVD has a small picture of the Suicune promo, but it looks like it's a "Best" symbol rather than a "Black Star". Have you seen any of them printed yet?
darkmt_mike says, "It is Black star. I have ine at my desk."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #226 from darkespeonneodestiny:If you modify modified format, when would it be modified and what are you planning to take out?
darkmt_mike says, "I would modify it now..."
darkmt_mike says, "...but that won't happen so the earliest I would guess would be Sept."
darkmt_mike says, "Can't tell you what will be taken out yet."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #227 from pokesensei:No,I meant about the WotC made set coming out...:)
darkmt_mike says, "You all keep talking about this set! Where are you getting your info?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #228 from cattdreams:How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
darkmt_mike says, "Lots."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #231 from lepi1962:Is WOTC working on ADV set at the moment?
darkmt_mike says, "Can't say."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #232 from kiole_quickblade:why r u skipping all of my questions? I have ask 3 and all 3 u skipp....
darkmt_mike says, "Because I either don't know the answer or can't say it."
darkmt_mike says, "I skip about 30-40 questions every week. Usually Sensei's and Chrisbo's."
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmt_mike grins evilly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #233 from gym_leader_blaine:do you think we will see the WOTC set out this year?
darkmt_mike says, "I think you think we might."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #234 from marril2000:so whats the codename for the set following skyridge?
darkmt_mike says, "What is the use of having a secret code name if I tell you what it is?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #235 from jackiej:RE: 227: You!
darkmt_mike says, "Me?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #236 from puritys_echidna:sounds to me like they're all schnoozling up info about this mysterious 'wizards set' that they have coined...
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. Wherever did they get it into their heads!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #238 from trekiev:RE 227 , the information about the wizards set is just a rumor, can you confirm it?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. I can confirm there is...."
darkmt_mike says, "...a rumor about the WotC made set."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #239 from tehairyclefairy:DMTM you coming over for GenCon Europe? you KNOW you want to =D
darkmt_mike says, "I would love to....someone want to bring me over?!"
darkmt_mike says, "Pleaeaease!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #241 from darkespeonneodestiny:The league i go to use to run Pokemon League, but now they don't. Is it possible they can start running it again and how?
darkmt_mike says, "The store needs to reinstate it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #242 from lizardotc:Are you and the other MT's getting excited about the NeoPets TCG?!
darkmt_mike says, "We are cautiously optomistic."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #243 from trekiev:RE 238, is the rumor true or false?
darkmt_mike says, "Which rumor...there are so many."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #245 from jackiej:what do you think is the best card from Aquapolis?
darkmt_mike says, "Boost Energy."
darkmt_mike says, "No more questions?"
darkmt_mike says, "Did we solve the "coming into play" issue with Muk and Entei Chrisbo?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #248 from professorcfk:got any confirmed numbers for super battlezone attendances?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope. Mike is working on that. They look good."
darkmt_mike says, "Oh I almost forgot I was looking around today and I came accross a really cool thing that is going to be in Skyridge. I can't..."
darkmt_mike says, "...say what it is. But I really like the idea, and I hope it can be expanded on in the future!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #250 from risingdragons:Buzzard went well when i used it in SBZ. Is it working for you?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. I have done well with it as well."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #251 from pokesensei:Mike,Muk does not stop coming into play PP`s.
darkmt_mike says, "So I was right!"
darkmt_mike bows gracefully.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #252 from lizardotc:So, do you envision NeoPets as serving a specific market niche, say... ages 10-14?
darkmt_mike says, "Hmm. I think it will appeal to a younger crowd. It all depends on the game mechanics."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #253 from neo_fox:so your just gonig to deny the exsistance of the WOTC made set, even though you said it was coming out?
darkmt_mike says, "No. I'm not. But Neither am I going to confirm that it exists. Even though it does."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #254 from chrisbo:Sensei gave me some ruling references. Further study & debate will be required...
darkmt_mike says, "I think I'm right."
darkmt_mike nods solemnly.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #255 from gym_leader_blaine:did MTM seem happy with the numbers so far for SBZ?
darkmt_mike says, "He did."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #256 from michel1be:I suppose there is no information about the Challenge series :-), but may we know if there will be a World Championship this year ?
darkmt_mike says, "Dang. I thought I would get through a whole chat without that question@!"
darkmt_mike says, "No comment."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #258 from professorcfk:your modest proposal was neither modest, or a proposal; care to explain?
darkmt_mike says, "LOL. Discuss."
darkmt_mike laughs hysterically.
darkmt_mike says, "Good one."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #259 from puritys_echidna:chrisbo is trusting SENSEI with ruling questions now?! oh man... lets just hand the game over to anarchy why dont we?
darkmt_mike says, "True, but this time I happen to believe him."
darkmt_mike says, "Besides if I'm wrong Gengar will just take the blame!"
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmt_mike says, "Okay. Thanks for coming. Time for me to sign off!"
darkmt_mike says, "Have a good week everyone."