Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, April 03, 2003
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang, be right with you after I delete the hundr3ds of junk questions that some person posted......."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, finally deleted over 250 questions that basically consisted of someone typing random letters"
master_trainer_mike says, "someone seriously needs to find a life"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, on with tha tshow!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1041 from chrisbo:For Aquapolis Slowbro's "Dense Body" power, is the -20 damage reduction calculated before or after Weakness/Resistance?
master_trainer_mike says, "Without it being specified you always fall back on the How do you figure out the damage? list form the rule book."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemon Powers are calculated after Weakness and Resistance are done."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1043 from trekiev:will Los Angeles get another SBZ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Still working on finding some last locations, so possibly."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1044 from lepi1962:Since they are available at e-bay again, could you tell us who printed the Pokemon E sample cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, I don;t have copies of them myself."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry"
master_trainer_mike says, "and that seems to be all of the questions........................"
master_trainer_mike says, "anyone?"
master_trainer_mike says, "anything?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1045 from soslowpoke:Were you all amused by my LC II set list ^_^
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry, didn't see it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1046 from trekiev:any announcements?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, nothing new"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hopefully you have all been checking out the web site for the locations and dates for the next Super BatleZone"
master_trainer_mike says, "a few locations still being worked out, but most of them are already posted"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1048 from pokemonbigguy:Thank for giving us another SBZ in St. Alberta Canada, it might be possible for the player up there to redeem them selves after a stomping from us in Calgary that went up there
master_trainer_mike says, "Now now, if you can't play nicely......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1049 from purity1:any plans for team risk 2210? :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Not at this time (though you certainly had a team helping YOU when we played!!)"
master_trainer_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1050 from lugiasforce:Any news tonight? Any big announcements?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1051 from trekiev:what happens if you head judge for a tournament, but the tournament ends up being deliquent, do you still get the point?
master_trainer_mike says, "The only way I can verify that yo uhave done this is by looking in the database of reported events"
master_trainer_mike says, "If it is deliquent, it will not count so bug your TO to get the files in"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1052 from pokesensei:Mike,just an fyi.We haven`t been receiving a copy of the BZ Tournament sanctioning forms in the kits lately.Can you include them in the next ones?
master_trainer_mike says, "Doh! Not sure why they weren't there. I will get it corrected."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1053 from marril2000:hey mike, a week or two ago you mentioned some kind of pokemon league at Origins/GenCon. i was wondering if this was being run by wizards or Mike Guptil? if by wizards, do you need any professor help?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be running the same sort of League that we ran in the past at these cons and I will DEFINATELY need some help with it (I will be very busy)."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be looking for volunteers at these Cons, so find the league area and let me know if you are up for helping."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1054 from dark pinsir:what would happen if Sabrina's Kadabra uses Life Drain on a Rocket's Hitmonchan that used Crosscounter during its last turn, can Rocket's 'chan flip for Crosscounter, or it doesn't because it doesn't get damaged?
master_trainer_mike says, "It doesn't because it was not damaged, just had damage counters placed on it. Not the same thing."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1055 from chrisbo:How many locations have been confirmed for SBZ this time around? Last count I was was 42.
master_trainer_mike says, "Shooting for a few more than last time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1056 from purity1:team indeed....you're just jealous cause i out negotiated you
master_trainer_mike says, "Just because you are cuter than I am..................."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1057 from pokemonbigguy:When is the release date for Skyridge and have you guys translated the supporter crd "Phrophet" as it was in japanese or is it changed. The original translation states (loosly) Search your deck for any 2 cards and put them aside, shuffle your deck and
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok slow down."
master_trainer_mike says, "First of all Skyridge looks like early May but I don;t have an exact date."
master_trainer_mike says, "I have not heard anything about Prophet"
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1058 from basictrainer007:In the beginning of a game, if I win the coin toss, does the other person have to tell me if they got a basic or not before drawing their two extra cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm assuming that the active player did not have a basic or baby in their first hand in your question."
master_trainer_mike says, "The non-active player does NOT have to reveale whether tthey have a baby or basic before they draw the extra cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1059 from lepi1962:Jumbo Buzz again at SBZ? Are 3 promos new or old?
master_trainer_mike says, "Jumbo Buzz is ONLY available through the SBZs, so yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Older promos"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1061 from trekiev:my store was told they could've get a direct sales account because they had one indoor table and ones for outdoor
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1062 from soslowpoke:So will Himtonchan still stand as "Play as written"
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1063 from trekiev:my store was told they could'nt get a direct sales account because they only had one table indoors, and tables outdoors, whats up with that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Because that is insufficient space???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Direct Sale accounts have nothing to do with play space, they have to do with financial issues."
master_trainer_mike says, "If they were turned down, it was for reasons they probably don;t want to share with you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1064 from m_p_douglas:I tried copy and paste to the chat type in area a while back and it did not work. Is this typical of everyone, or is my computer just plain stubborn?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can't use the key board short cuts but you can right click on the mouse and do it that way"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1065 from pokesensei:I heard you pulled out the Risk2210 game for Pure and co...you gonna have time to show us atOrigins/Gencon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hopefully"
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be demos of the game in the booths as well"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1066 from marril2000:mike, by any chance can you see if the webteam could upload or email to the professor list the acrobat pokemon deck list file? i need to get more deck list sheets
master_trainer_mike says, "I won;t post it to the email list as it is fairly large and that wil upset some folks"
master_trainer_mike says, "I will see if it can get linked to the prof pages though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1068 from soslowpoke:If we're already judging for Mike Guptil at GenCon/Origins will we still get goodies? (I'll offer to help when i'm not judging anyway thought ^_^)
master_trainer_mike says, "You have talk with Mike, you are his staff not mine."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1069 from chrisbo:So how "Aprilish" is it today (referring to release estimate date of Skyridge)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, as usual, Pokemon is a nebulous thing at best."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope that it improves for you all when Nintendo takes over."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1071 from m_p_douglas:What is Dark Master Trainers Steve's favorite card to sign? Will he be at Gen Con or Origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "He is into Meowth"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure if he will make it to any of them or not"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1070 from m_p_douglas:What is MT D Rock's favorite card to sign? Will he be at Gen Con or Origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "He says Squirtle or Foil Professor Elm"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1072 from marril2000:just wondering, will the Super BattleZoneII kits have a new SBZ banner? if yes, will it look different?
master_trainer_mike says, "Same design"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1073 from soslowpoke:Will the older promos for SBZ be ones that were widely released (like league promos) or a rarer one like Lucky Stadium was?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1074 from pokemonbigguy:how is it going to work when nintendo releases pokemon tcg in june and wotc is still making pokemon, will the mtms be going around to play in nintendos op if any
master_trainer_mike says, "Absoultely no idea gang. Ninendo has not told us any of their plans as of yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1076 from soslowpoke:Will there be any Harry Potter action going on at GenCon?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be smaller tournaments with prizes, yes. So bring your decks if you are coming."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1077 from dark pinsir:What would happen if Rocket's Mewtwo with 5 damage counters uses Juxtapose against a Fossil Haunter with 0 damage and gets heads on Juxtapose, would Transparency trigger or would the 5 damage counters move to Haunter and then knocking it out?
master_trainer_mike says, "You know, after 4 years you guys shouldbe able to figure these out yourselves ya know."
master_trainer_mike says, "Transparency says : Whenever an attack does anything to Haunter , flip a coin, if"
master_trainer_mike says, "heads, prevent all effects of that attack, including damage, done to Haunter."
master_trainer_mike says, "Switching damage counters is an effect of the Juxtapose attack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1079 from soslowpoke:When are projected LC II/ Jamboree release dates?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1080 from basictrainer007:Can you attach a eletric cube onto a cleffa?
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean a Lightning Cube 01?"
master_trainer_mike says, "The cards says you can only attach it to a lightning Pokemon, so unless that Cleffa is Painted to Lightning, the answers would be no."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1081 from marril2000:mike, i am willing to offer assistance at the League at the events once i finalize some plane tickets. is there going to be some kind of formal sign up to work or is going to be show up and offer? also is it going to be run the entire time during each
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be most likely run just like it was last time."
master_trainer_mike says, "Usually Noon - 8pm or so on Friday"
master_trainer_mike says, "and 10 am - 9pm or so Saturday and les hours on Sunday."
master_trainer_mike says, "Staff specifcs have noty been done here internally so I don;t know how much help I have yet"
master_trainer_mike says, "I do know that we used volunteers last year and I'm sure I will need them this year as well"
master_trainer_mike says, "there will be no formal sign up process though"
master_trainer_mike says, "just find the league booth and let me know when you are willing to volunteer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1082 from lepi1962:Is Skyridge bigger or smaller set than Aquapolis?
master_trainer_mike says, "'About the same size I think"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1083 from basictrainer007:Lets say you attach a grass cube to a pokemon and then it changes type. Do you discard the cube?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, it only checks for the type when you attach it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1084 from m_p_douglas:"Pokemon is a nebulous thing at best"....Hmm.....Ashes joins Mission to Mars Pokemon League...Pikachu uses Headbutt in zero gravity environment...Bong== ==Bong....Misty introduces Space Swimwear Lineup....
master_trainer_mike says, "and you all call me odd............."
master_trainer_mike smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1085 from dark pinsir:I would like to know the aproximate date for Origins/GenCon, because I would like to go there.
master_trainer_mike says, "details on the Cons are available on our web site. Just go to www.wizards.com and then click on the events tab on top"
master_trainer_mike says, "There are links for both of these under conventions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1086 from m_p_douglas:What is this Pokemon League thing at the convention??????? Teaching begginers how to play?
master_trainer_mike says, "This has been talked about for months now"
master_trainer_mike says, "We have runb a league (allowing and rewarding casual play) fo rthe last 3 years."
master_trainer_mike says, "This gives you something to do while waiting in between events."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1087 from basictrainer007:Can you use dual ball to search your deck for a cleffa doll?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, you have to search for Pokemon, not Trainers."
master_trainer_mike says, "League at these conventions costs 5.00. You get a badge and can earn Pokemon and promo cards."
master_trainer_mike says, "Similar to what we do for te Arena league there each year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1088 from basictrainer007:If I use dark gengar and use its attack that pulls in a pokemon. Lets say it is a baby. Do I have to flip to do damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1089 from dark pinsir:so can Jungle Venomoth get a Grass Cube attached, then Shift, say, to Dark, would you be able to attach Darkness cube and then have two diferent TMs at one time? and I belive that Venomoth wouldn't get damaged because of the darkness energy because it would now be a dark type. Am I right?
master_trainer_mike says, "correct"
master_trainer_mike says, "and yes yo could have both attached though why you wuold do that is beyond me"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1090 from gym_leader_blaine:if we are the TO for one of the SBZ and some of the information on the website is wrong like the phone number, should we email you or customer service to get it corrected?
master_trainer_mike says, "Email me and I will correct it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1091 from basictrainer007:I am playing crystal nidoking. He has a grass, a fire, and I lay a crystal. Nidoking is currently fire before I lay the energy. If I say that the crystal energy is grass, does he change to a grass type?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, read the cards, they say only when you attach a BASIC energy, Crystal is not a basic and it does not change it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1092 from m_p_douglas:Neopets is now 50,000,000 members. Not all active of course. Hard to ignore. Strong casual player base with different people having very different favorites.
master_trainer_mike says, "it'll be interesting"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1093 from bluetoise:Any news about the organized play & prof. promgram after Nintendo taking over?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, they have not taked to us about it"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1094 from marril2000:Mike, will the league at GenCon/Origins involve those crazy green star stampers by any chance? (hopes they will) :D
master_trainer_mike says, "you will NEVER see us use those crazy green stampers again"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1095 from m_p_douglas:Nice you gave Miami Florida another chance at SBZ :) Some people down there might go now that they are interested in Gen Con/Origins. Should be better turnout this time, plus it is a WotC store :)
master_trainer_mike says, "And there is more time to tell people about it this time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1096 from gym_leader_blaine:any hint on what 3 promos are in the promo packs that will be given away at the Skyridge SBZ?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1097 from m_p_douglas:You can't say what the new format "Modifing the Modified Modified will be, but would it safe to assume that Expedition, Aquapolis, Skyridge, LC, LC2, and Jamboree will be in??
master_trainer_mike says, "maybe"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1098 from m_p_douglas:It would be a big change in play if the new format did not include free retreat babies. Of course, you can't tell us things like that..
master_trainer_mike says, "gang, we really are still figuring out the transition of Pokemon with Nintendo"
master_trainer_mike says, "and it is affecting all sorts of things"
master_trainer_mike says, "can't be more specific, sorry"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1100 from basictrainer007:I heard there is only three crystal pokemon in skyridge. I thought skyridge was E-card 4 and 5 combines. If that was true, then wouldn't there be 6 crystal pokemon? Any clues on where they might show?
master_trainer_mike says, "why don't you wanit until the product is released?"
master_trainer_mike says, "BTW, for the international viewers, I am sending back some similar prize support to the UK for their upcoming Gen Con events and wil be sending out materaisl to support upcoming events in the UK, Europe, and Australia."
master_trainer_mike says, "So if you can't make it to Origins or the US Gen Con you will get your chance to pay in the events they are holidng as well"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1101 from gym_leader_blaine:just wanted to say think you for the SBZ in Salt Lake City, Utah
master_trainer_mike says, "No prob."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1102 from basictrainer007:Are there going to be box toppers in skyridge? How about the upcoming sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "yes and wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1103 from marril2000:any details about SBZIII (for LC2), such as a target date?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1104 from dark pinsir:will the R/S Pokémon be relased in Skyridge?, or will we'll see just the "old" 251 Pokémon?
master_trainer_mike says, "we did not get the licensing rights to the Ruby and Saphire Pokemon"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1107 from marril2000:see any good movies lately? did you pick up any new video games?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope and nope"
master_trainer_mike says, "but I've been playing a lot of Risk 2210"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1108 from gym_leader_blaine:I know there is a SBZ for Skyridge and LCII. Will there be one for jamboree?
master_trainer_mike says, "I hope to have SBZ's for LC2 and Jamboree."
master_trainer_mike says, "If I can, I will."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1110 from gym_leader_blaine:how soon do you think we will see OP for Risk 2210? I have a store in Bountiful UT that might want to do it?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sanctioning rules and forms will be up next week. Championship events at Origins and Gen Con (and perhaps San Diego Comicon)"
master_trainer_mike says, "possible retail program to start later this summer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1111 from pokemonbigguy:Any idea on how to get some pokemon players back from the dark side (yugi) even though there are at least two online right now
master_trainer_mike says, "People should be allowed to play whatever they enjoy."
master_trainer_mike says, "I don't lkike Yu Gi Oh (too rares based) but other people do."
master_trainer_mike says, "I enjoy Risk 2210 and other people don't."
master_trainer_mike says, "There is enough room in the hobby world for all sorts of games."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1112 from pokemonbigguy:Anty word on OP for Simpsons or even some previews?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't think there will be much OP support for Simpsons, its more of a beer and pretzel game."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1113 from marril2000:so, i hear someone one added his name to the the book of duelist kings last weekend? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Master Trainer Mike"
master_trainer_mike says, "using Ken's deck against Julia"
master_trainer_mike says, "first time I ever played"
master_trainer_mike says, "it lasted , what? 5 rounds?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1114 from pokemonbigguy:RE: #1112 I wouldnt mind some of that support but i will leave my son at home
master_trainer_mike says, "I meant that it is geared more as a social game and not a competitive one."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1115 from purity1:that's cause you had a TEAM of me helping you play! i think it lasted more like 8 minutes.
master_trainer_mike says, "I know you helped me play. I only won because my super uber rares came out before yours did....wheeeee."
master_trainer_mike says, "But thank you for teaching me :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1116 from puritys_echidna:wow... five turns. that was one of the LONG games then ;)

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1117 from gym_leader_blaine:other than Risk 2210, what other new games is Wizards looking to have OP for?
master_trainer_mike says, "Risk 2210 is the first board game we will be doing OP support for. This will be a year long experiment."
master_trainer_mike says, "In 2004, we will take what we have learned, improve it, and apply it to several more of the Avalon Hill titles (Axis and Allies and Acquire for example)."
master_trainer_mike says, "I don;t know yet what level of support there will be for Neo Pets (probably not until 2004)"
master_trainer_mike says, "and Duel Masters will come over at some point (from Japan). You wil DEFINITATELY see OP for that game."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1118 from purity1:hehe welcome to yugioh :D

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1119 from basictrainer007:in team play, if my partner has the 2x grass energy meganium, does that do that to my grass too?
master_trainer_mike says, "A. [It] is a continuous Pokemon Power so you must declare when you play that Meganium which player it helps. (Jun 27, 2002 WotC Chat)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1120 from gym_leader_blaine:Well count me in if you need any help with OP on the Risk game. I love playing it
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, time for me to go."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks for coming this week."
master_trainer_mike says, "Check out the web site for the next SBZ locations and dates."
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week!"