Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, June 19, 2003
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Lo Pan:There are many mysteries, many unanswerable questions, even in a life as short as yours."
master_trainer_mike says, "Lo Pan: You are not brought upon this world to "get it!""
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey, my name is MT Pat..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Who's this Lo Pan dude?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Wang Chi:A brave man likes the feel of nature on his face, Jack."
master_trainer_mike says, "Egg Shen:Yeah, and a wise man has enough sense to get in out of the rain."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang."
master_trainer_mike says, "Just quoting a favorite movie. Haven't done that in a while. Anyone? Anyone?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome to another chat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Where it is AT"
master_trainer_pat says, "Big Trouble in Little China.."
master_trainer_mike says, "cuz we are..."
master_trainer_mike says, "ummmmm"
master_trainer_mike says, "PHAT!"
master_trainer_mike says, "and all"
master_trainer_mike says, "THAT"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee heeee"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat got it. Free Pokemon for you!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Really come take some!"
master_trainer_mike says, "PLEASE!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1987 from mysterioustrainer:Hey MTM Some cards in Nintendo's First Set are released in Expedition and such. Can we use Nintendo cards that are released in Wizard's Sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Really shouldn't."
master_trainer_mike says, "It will confuse judges and deck checkers in some cases."
master_trainer_mike says, "But I will leave it up to the TO's and judges at their events."
master_trainer_mike says, "Please do not use their cards in our final events."
master_trainer_mike says, "There may be changes in the wording and we won't want to add to confusion."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1990 from cattdreams:if I have a skyridge ladian active, and use it's swift to attack a lilly pad mew, would mews neutral shield protect it, or would swift ignore the power and do damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it would"
master_trainer_mike says, "Swift cuts through and does the damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1991 from mysterioustrainer:So who amongst the MT's are going to Origins
master_trainer_mike says, "DMTM and I."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1992 from gym_leader_blaine:Well just remember what old Jack Burton use to say
master_trainer_mike says, "There ya go!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1993 from m_p_douglas:It rained today and yesterday. :) Yesterday too, while I was in a Craft store. I found some 1st , 2nd and 3rd place ribbons (like you see at art and flower..shows) for about 90 cents appeice. Added them to my TO/staff list of stuff to bring. Nice, impressive and cheap
master_trainer_mike says, "Anything that makes your players happy is good."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1994 from i_luv_my_oddish:If I'm using Harvest Bounty and the first energy card I attach does something that removes the active pokemon from the active spot (Warp Energy, Rainbow Energy KO's) what happens to the second energy card?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can't play the second energy card."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1995 from marril2000:Mike, still open for some help in the Final Pokemon league at origins? i got nothing better to do...
master_trainer_mike says, "As I have said before. anyone that wants to help at any of the conventions, just come and find us at the League booth, and if we need help, we will use you."
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1997 from mysterioustrainer:No chat next week right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Right. Mike will be gone and there will only be 2 of us here to answer phones..."
master_trainer_pat says, "so we'll skip next week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1996 from soslowpoke:Mike, can you entice us MPs again with what the product support will possibly consist of (i know that not everyone will get the same) like just what it ranges from and promos and such (not quantities) Thanks again, your too generous :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1998 from m_p_douglas:If I had a wish list for Origin/Gen Con, it would include a Pack and ship company like UPS or whatever so we could put some of our stuff in a box and send it home. Is there one nearby open on the weekend. Or is this somewhat possible?/
master_trainer_pat says, "You'll have to find one on your own, but I would imagine one might be nearby...the Convention Center is used for business conventions and stuff,"
master_trainer_mike says, "There are usually a kinkos or other type store near the convention centers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1999 from marril2000:will there be an episode of the wizards chat next week? or a rerun since the mikes will be out?
master_trainer_mike says, "No chat next week."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2000 from xxshining_celebixx:Do you guys have any EX:Ruby & Sapphire cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "Noper"
master_trainer_mike says, "Though I've seen them"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, but we could probably get some if we wanted..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2002 from m_p_douglas:there became some confusion upon the boards a few days ago. It centers arround the new R&S EX rulebook. One-you cannot comment or make rulings on the cards or the ruling. Two-don't use them at any event run/sponsored by WotC Three- Leagues do as they please per usual. to be cont....
master_trainer_mike says, "I would recommend the remaining BattleZones still use the rules set that has been in play foir the last 4 years."
master_trainer_mike says, "Once Nintendo starts their OP, then of course you should switch over."
master_trainer_mike says, "At the very least be very clear to ALL of your players before you switch over rules."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2003 from mysterioustrainer:Is shipping provided for your massive prize packages?
master_trainer_pat says, "Are you kiddin?"
master_trainer_pat says, "You will have to find a way to get your masssive amount of loot home if you win."
master_trainer_mike says, "Terrific, a six-demon bag. Sensational. What's in it, Egg?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Wind, fire, all that kind of thing!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2004 from soslowpoke:In Team, Player B can play Hyper Devo spray on Player A and then the next turn (Player A's) they can revolve that Pokemon- correct?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2005 from xxshining_celebixx:What do you guys think of the new EX:Ruby & Sapphire cards?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't have any comment about them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2006 from marril2000:mike and phat, what is your personal thoughts on the Pokemon EX card layouts? I think the yellow boarder looks freaky on the pokemon but semi-okay for trainers...
master_trainer_pat says, "We have no comment about them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2008 from i_luv_my_oddish:Since Rainbow Energy counts as all types while being attached (allowing Energy Evolution Eevee to use its power) would it also count for Aquapolis Entei's Pure Body?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2009 from soslowpoke:I'm gonna be outta town next week, should the MP stuff be here by then and if so would I need to be present to sign for it or can my neighbor take it off my doorstep for me to hold it until I come back?
master_trainer_mike says, "It all depends on the rules of the shipping companies used (UPS and so on)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2010 from m_p_douglas:Thanks :) confusion creates unhappies DCI tournaments run by us use the Skyridge rulebook and WotC card sets
master_trainer_mike says, "For sanctioned tournaments under the DCI, correct."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2011 from soslowpoke:Can you leak whats in store for July Battlezone yet?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, not right now...it would be good idea to go ;)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2012 from gym_leader_blaine:are you going to see the new Hulk movie tomorrow? I have heard there is a Teaser Trailer for the new Punisher movie ;)
master_trainer_pat says, "Not I."
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably a matinee when I am in Columbus for Origins."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2013 from marril2000:Out of all the Pokmon TCG expansions (released by wizards...) what would you say is you favorite expansion/most proud of and why?
master_trainer_mike says, "I liked Legions myself."
master_trainer_mike says, "All creatures!"
master_trainer_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2014 from xxshining_celebixx:Will there be any more promo cards released from you?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be the last Best of Game promo in the July BattleZone kit. I think that will be it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2015 from drpoke:When is the MP stuff being shipped?
master_trainer_mike says, "When I can finally finish working on it."
master_trainer_mike says, "I know everyone wants to know specifics but I ask you to be patient."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat and I will be staying late next week trying to get through all of the stuff."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes!"
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2016 from m_p_douglas:Origins question On the Pokemon boards Pokemon Tournaments start on June 27 I'll be there on the 26th (some pokemon was on the 26th to begin with) I'll have fun either way that day, but is the 26th depending if anyone is there and wants a game
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean the league? The league starts on the 27th."
master_trainer_mike says, "I thought there were scheduled tournaments every day."
master_trainer_mike says, "If not, there will be product for pick up events, so check in at TCG central as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2017 from soslowpoke:Only one more Best of Game
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it kinda breaks ya up a little bit doesn't it?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2018 from i_luv_my_oddish:Will Rain Dance Trigger Dark Ampharos' Conductivity Pokemon Power or Crobat's Triggered Poison attack effect? (old rulings say yes Conductivity but no to Triggered Poison)
master_trainer_mike says, "They both would be triggered."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2019 from gym_leader_blaine:so there will be a total of 9 best promos, Right? Just want to make sure I get them all
master_trainer_mike says, "Right."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2020 from marril2000:Mike, I was wondering where the idea for Best of Game came from for the new promo series? what where some rejected new promo series name? leauge star? ^_^
master_trainer_mike says, "I came up with it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2022 from purity1:you guys are working too hard....make sure to take time to come relax with us at origins!
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh I wish!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't go into real details though, proprietary info as usual."
master_trainer_mike says, "Between, Pokemon and Risk 2210, I may get a wee bit stressed :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2021 from xxshining_celebixx:What is the Best of Game promo for July or has that information been already released?
master_trainer_mike says, "We haven't announced it though I think Phil, as usual, had to tell the world."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2023 from wolf3:so can you use the new ex ruby and sapphire in battle zone and other events or is it a whole new game thats not the same?
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "No, sorry."
master_trainer_mike says, "No you cannot."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2024 from m_p_douglas:thanks for working late nights to do all that needs doing...
master_trainer_mike says, "We are game goobs as well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2025 from pokesensei:I know no one has said it here but I`m sure that I speak for everyone when I say A big thank you for sending out the MP lot!

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2026 from drpoke:when are you and dmtm leaving for origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "Next week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2027 from m_p_douglas:sigh read the topic better you are right there are things on the 26th Doug is human too
master_trainer_mike says, "S'ok."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2028 from mysterioustrainer:You said that there was Neopets, Duelmasters, and a new unnamed TCG coming next year right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Always lots of new stuff from us!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't wait for the Joe Millionaire TCG!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Watch for it!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2029 from soslowpoke:*sniff sniff* RE:2017 yes it does *sniff sniff* Well will we get other classic Promos besides Dark Venusaur and Mewtwo?
master_trainer_pat says, "buck up little camper!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2031 from chrisbo:Will there be any "non-Winner" versions of the last few Promos (i.e. Rocket's Hitmonchan and the upcoming #9) anywhere? Which promos will not have a non-Winner version available?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not every card will have a non-winner version."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2035 from puritys_echidna:please say you're joking about joe millionaire... please?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, ......how about Cricket the TCG?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I say, your crumpet hit my wicket!"
master_trainer_mike says, "or something like that :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2030 from i_luv_my_oddish:Since Mirage Stadium's effect takes place before energy is discarded, and the confusion retreat flip happens after energy is discarded, shouldn't you always flip for Mirage Stadium first when trying to retreat?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that is correct."
master_trainer_pat nods solemnly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2033 from drpoke:when will duelmasters going to be released here?
master_trainer_mike says, "Next year!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Maybe"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "We can't be more specific yet, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2036 from wolf3:so will wizards make a set with the new pokemon sometime in the near or distant future? do we know yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm... you haven't seen all the announcements?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Skyridge was the last set we were allowed to release."
master_trainer_mike says, "We have our final events this summer and then we are done with Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Alas, ppor Pikachu, we hardly knew ye!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2037 from bolt2k4:Was there ever a ruling released on the 120HP Expedition Charizard that said that if you got 2 tails for Scorching Whirlwind, that you had to only discard 4 energy, and not all?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, you would need to discard all on the result of a tails."
master_trainer_pat says, "2 tails that is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2041 from chrisbo:Can you tell us which "Best of" cards will not have a non-Winner version of them? If not, that's OK. Thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2043 from i_luv_my_oddish:Ditto opposite Sabrina's Alakazam (both powers working). Ditto would only have the attacks of the psychic pokemon on its own bench, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2044 from puritys_echidna:alright! its about time there was a cricket tcg... i cant wait to have all the action of the pitch and wickets in card form... i am totally going to be the nittinghamshire bucks!
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(????????)"
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2045 from m_p_douglas:Re 2030 last ruling I saw on Mirage Stadium was that who controls the cards is important. If the active controls it they may flip for either one first, but if the defending controls it confusion flips first...However, you guys want it is fine, but if this was overuled please tells us
master_trainer_mike says, "We are clarifying it. Mirage stadium states checking before removing energy, Confusion states checking after."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2046 from marril2000:So now that wizards is nearly finished with pokemon where are you all wandering off to in the company? what about dmtm and art guy dave?
master_trainer_mike says, "I am the program manager for Neopets and the Avalon Hill games for now."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're all still staying right where we are there are plenty of other games to support and do OP for."
master_trainer_mike says, "Helping with other brands and will be the OP manager for another product next year."
master_trainer_pat says, "Of course new product affect me as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "Right!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Master Breeder Pat!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll have to learn them backwards and forwards and support them on the Phone."
master_trainer_mike says, "or something like that :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "The Phone(TM)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Master Breeder?"
master_trainer_pat says, "is that what the have in Neo Pets?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Something like that."
master_trainer_mike says, "You raise cute little critters."
master_trainer_pat says, "I only have one Cute Little Critter(TM) at home thank you."
master_trainer_pat says, "That one is quite enough."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2048 from puritys_echidna:just think... you could give it the tagline: the only tcg that can last up to a fortnght!
master_trainer_mike says, "Wheeeee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2049 from chrisbo:Re Q2043 But Sabrina's Alakazam says that it "always has a copy of every attack..." So, if Ditto is copying Sabrina's Alakazam, and the 'Zam has a copy of all its benched attacks, then Ditto would copy those (opponent's) attacks, no?
master_trainer_pat says, "Fortngiht!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Self referencing rule Chris. Ditto is now a Sabrina's Alakazam, it power says it has a copy of all of the attacks of the Psychic Pokemon on YOUR bench."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2050 from soslowpoke:Can you tell us what the NeoPets TCG is like?
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be sneak peaks about it on our web site in the next month or two."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2051 from i_luv_my_oddish:I'm a bit confused about when you do and don't shuffle. Is this right: If a card tells you to shuffle something specific into your deck (ie Lass) and you don't have the specific card/s to shuffle in, you do not shuffle your deck. If a card says to shu
master_trainer_mike says, "If you play a card that says shuffle something in, you must shuffle your deck whether you shuffle anything in or not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2052 from soslowpoke:A Hamtaro TCG?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmmmm........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2053 from marril2000:How about Team MultiPlayer Solitaire Mike? Cant you see it now? The tenscity of the tournament as the teams compete to become TMPSolitaire players of the year?
master_trainer_mike says, "ermmmmmm."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2054 from professorcfk:How long is the pokegym going to be open, until wizards stops backing the PTCG. Also, after wizards stops backing the PTCG, will the boards stay up as read only?
master_trainer_mike says, "As stated in the announcement, we are looking into other possible locations for the boards."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will NOT be allowed to keep them or have any information about Pokemon on our web site once our involvement ends."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2055 from m_p_douglas:Espeon gives MTM a medal for answering all those DITTO and frequently asked questions patiently..
master_trainer_mike says, "Ask Pat about some of the things I say to him while we are doing the chat with you guys before you say that"
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat says, "Anyone else who asks a Ditto question will get a Lump o' Coal(TM)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2056 from soslowpoke:Does anyone know where Tyais is? o.o
master_trainer_mike says, "Haven't heard from him in a while....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2057 from xxshining_celebixx:Is Duelmasters a variation of the Yu-Gi-Oh card game?
master_trainer_mike says, "No it is not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2058 from professorcfk:Is there any way to see how many master professor points we have currently?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you write in to the Professor list, I respond."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2059 from marril2000:Mike, the final ending schdule states the last chat EPISODE... if its a show... how come we never had product placement or advertisments? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I have been espousing Milk (Crunchy in Milk)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Minty Fresh(TM)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Chicken (Tastes like Chicken!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Mints (thanks Pat)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bothans(TM)"
master_trainer_mike says, "and even Real Donuts (TM)"
master_trainer_mike says, "for 3 + years now!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Heck, they owe us!"
master_trainer_pat says, "and this Christmas you can order your own Singing MT Mike Plush Toy"
master_trainer_mike says, "Sings the hits like"
master_trainer_mike says, "Its a small world after all!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I write the songs that make the whole world ill"
master_trainer_mike says, "and my personal favorite"
master_trainer_mike says, "Who let the Weedles out!"
master_trainer_pat says, "comes with only 8MB of Flash memory...upgrades available"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2060 from professorcfk:What if i dont happen to be on the professor list(i keep getting added and then taken off or something)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Then you should write in to custserv@wizards.com and it will be passed on"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2061 from m_p_douglas:Advestisement Buy Mind Mahcine it had TWO Oracles in it..
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it will be Passed(TM) on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2062 from pokesensei:Tastes like Beef in Egg Sauce(TM)?
master_trainer_mike says, "See? Look at how much the world owes me!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2064 from m_p_douglas:Advestisement Buy Eeveelutions it has TWO Town Volunteers and TWO Fisherman in it...
master_trainer_pat says, "Crunchy...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2065 from professorcfk:re 2060 (professor email list)
master_trainer_mike says, "I am not dropping anyone fomr the list"
master_trainer_mike says, "If your email service rejects the email from the list too many times then you are automatically dropped"
master_trainer_mike says, "this happened to me when our mail servers went down"
master_trainer_mike says, "check your email service"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2066 from marril2000:aw... i want a MT Mike plush! does it come with batteries and a ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Batteries not included :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2067 from xxshining_celebixx:Out of all the sets you guys produced, what would be your all time favorite card?
master_trainer_mike says, "I always liked the Gabrielle in a short skirt card from the Xena game."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's not my favorite, but I was really happy that we got Electabuzz reprinted..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2068 from i_luv_my_oddish:One last compendium error to clean out: 3 Ampharos in play. Using memory berry to use Mareep's Static will NOT let you get energies. The self-referrencing rule doesn't apply
master_trainer_mike says, "What do you mean?"
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't understand..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course you could get an energy and attach it. The self referencing rule does apply here."
master_trainer_pat says, "Are you asking about Dark Ampharos or regular Ampharos.."
master_trainer_pat says, "does it matter?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2069 from m_p_douglas:A few professors don't update their email address. I dropped about 5 from my Florida Georgia newsletter
master_trainer_mike says, "There is that as well."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #2070 from puritys_echidna:you guys should change your name from 'master trainer' to bishonen... bishonen mike... bishonen pat... dark bishonen mike...
master_trainer_pat says, "That's harder to type..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm....what does bishonen mean?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2072 from i_luv_my_oddish:Re 2068. Static says to search for each Mareep in play.
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, didn't look at the card."
master_trainer_mike says, "It would mean , "for each Mareep in play, search for a lightning card and attach it to Ampharos."
master_trainer_mike says, "Only the second part (the self referencing would change)."
master_trainer_mike says, "So unless you had some mareeps out, you would not dig for a lightning energy."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2073 from marril2000:Thank you for all the fun memories mike, i know you dont remember me well, but i remember meeting you every time (remember the boston sts qt?). I look forward to meeting you next wee :D
master_trainer_mike says, "I remember you each time (even though youkeep asking about stampers)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Doh! I typed stampers!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I did it again!"
master_trainer_mike says, "DOH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2074 from m_p_douglas:just as a reminder Nothing nothing stops Pokemon Powers or Attacks from evolving Pokemon. Not rules, not already having evolved that turn. Not being the first turn. Not being the first turn on the table, Not a Pokemon Power like the "can't evolve fossil group"...
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, UNLESS using the attack itslef is prevented (such as facing a baby Pokemon and missing the flip) for example"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2075 from i_luv_my_oddish:All right, thanks for all of the rulings answers. I'll be keeping my eye on the Compendium. Speaking of which, do you know what's going to happen with the Compendium after Wizards loses control?
master_trainer_mike says, "We do not control the Compendium. That is a fan run web site."
master_trainer_mike says, "They are in charge of their own destiny."
master_trainer_mike says, "We wish them best of luck :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2076 from drpoke:any announcements today?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to see many of you at Origins next week."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."
master_trainer_pat says, "(TM)"
master_trainer_mike says, "I have plenty of extra goodies that I am adding that aren't even listed for prize support for the Professor championship."
master_trainer_mike says, "And the same for the San Diego fan event, and the Gen Con Team Multiplay Championship and final fan event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2077 from chrisbo:Re Q2068 & Q2072 So you're saying that the self-referencing rule only applies to one side of the Static Electricity attack? Are you sure about that??
master_trainer_mike says, "The first part of the attack is NOT about the card using the attack (though it happens to be the same type)."
master_trainer_mike says, "You only use the self rerencing rule when it is SPECIFICALLY talking about itself."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, I have another meeting so I need to go."
master_trainer_mike says, "DMTM and I will be at Origins."
master_trainer_mike says, "If not, then the chat will pick up again on July 3rd."
master_trainer_mike says, "See you there!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Buh bye"
master_trainer_pat smiles.