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


master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Welcome to the second to last EVER"
master_trainer_mike says, "Wizards of the Coast Pokemon Chat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup, you heard right, next week will be our last Pokemon chat ever."
master_trainer_mike says, "(sniff sniff)"
master_trainer_mike says, "So many memories...."
master_trainer_mike says, "Seems like yesterday that we all chose our favorite Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Weedle rules!"
master_trainer_mike says, "All those hours of answering rulies questions."
master_trainer_mike says, "Donut wars"
master_trainer_mike says, "Catch Phrases (MINTY FRESH!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "singing (OH MICKEY YOU'RE SO FINE!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Man, you guys have let me get away with ALL sorts of silliness!"
master_trainer_mike smiles.
master_trainer_mike says, "Pokemom reminded me of the bad songs we've done (Oingo Boingo Weedle!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hard to believe we've been doing this almost 3 1/2 years for the chat!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Even harder to believe that some of you have stuck with us the whole time."
master_trainer_mike says, "For THAT we thank you :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "I was glad to see many of you at the Origins convention as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "More players than ever came for side events."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody"
master_trainer_mike says, "Succesful Team Multiplay"
master_trainer_mike says, "64 Professors in the Professor Championship!"
master_trainer_pat says, "sorry I missed going to Origins...I'm looking forward to San Diego though."
master_trainer_mike says, "Right!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Come to San Diego Comic Con so you can say goodbye to Pat as well!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Lots more fun and prizes to come in our final events."
master_trainer_mike says, "More prize support heading our the door to the UK, Belgium FAT, and the Italian FAT too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Everything must go!"
master_trainer_mike says, "To be serious for just a moment, I wanted to tell you about the upcoming Ambassador program (though it may have a different name)."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Professor program was succesfulo enough that other WOTC brands want to copy it."
master_trainer_mike says, "I was glad to hear that Nintendo will do a great job with Pokemon, so you have little to worry about there."
master_trainer_mike says, "So for those of you that move over to Nintendo for Pokemon, best of luck!"
master_trainer_mike says, "You may see us there form time to time at their events :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "For those of you that have any interest in any of our other Brands (Dungeosn & Dragons, Star Wars, Major League Baseball, Neo Pets"
master_trainer_mike says, "board games like Risk 2210 or Axis & Allies, miniatures, or other upcoming games)"
master_trainer_mike says, "then stay tuned to our web site and the Professor list to hear how we want to reward you for helping us!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Finally, it has been crazy busy here since coming back from Origins."
master_trainer_mike says, "The Master Professor goodies will start shipping on Monday and then I can start on te stuff for ALL Professors."
master_trainer_mike says, "So much sorting to do!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone live in the Seattle area? Want to come help sort?"
master_trainer_mike smirks.
master_trainer_mike says, "So, let's get on with the show!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from chrisbo:Let's say my active Pokemon has only 10hp left, and Venusaur with "Harvest Bounty" is on the bench. If I attach a Rainbow Energy to my active first, is the pokemon KO'd immediately and if so, what do I do with the second energy card?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wow! A rules question! Good old rules-lawyer Chrisbo!"
master_trainer_mike smiles.
master_trainer_mike says, "You would just put it back in your hand. It never attached as the Pokemon is now Knocked out."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from yoshi1001:Did you get that MP stuff sent yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "See previous answer."
master_trainer_mike says, "Please keep in mind that all of the stuff for Professors, the sets that have to be sorted for the final events, and shipmenst to overseas are ALL being done by hand!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Mostly by me!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Though when I can get some help from Pat or DMTM I do."
master_trainer_mike says, "There is a LOT of stuff to sort and box!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from milord83:About Mystery plates in TMP... When they say about the n. of prizes, they refers themselves on the TOTAL team prizes, right? The "you/your" rule doesn't apply here, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct, total team prizes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from marril2000:[sigh] i remember those days too mike, you with round frames on the glasses, shorter hair... we where shorter too :(
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee"
master_trainer_mike says, "Man, it was weird seeing how tall some of you have gotten!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I know my hairline is shrinking but it felt like I was getting shorter too :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from basictrainer007:Does Pokemon Breeder get past Skyridge's Kabutops's Power that stops evolution?
master_trainer_pat says, "Skyridge Kabutops will stop Breeder from being used."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from daytongl:at least you didn't fall off any tables ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, you all missed Steve and his tumbling!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from chrisbo:64 professors, not bad!! So how many players were there in the FAT at Origins?
master_trainer_mike says, "There was not a FAT event as Origins. Just the League, numerous constructed events, several pickup booster drafts and Team Multiplay events."
master_trainer_mike says, "I reserved Origins for the final Professor Championship."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #11 from marril2000:So did you guys get any packs of EX at all, what do you think?
master_trainer_mike says, "Haven't opened mine yet. Though the one booster you gave me had 2 Skittys and 3 of that rat Pokemon in the same pack."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from soslowpoke:Still dont wish to tell us what goodies we're getting? ;-)
master_trainer_mike says, "As I have said, the MP's are getting old product, energies, and BZ kits so they can continue to support OP in their areas."
master_trainer_mike says, "ALL Professors will be sent whatever goodies I have left :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from yoshi1001:Suppose I am instructed to search my deck for something only to find it's not there. Do I have to show my deck to my opponent to prove this?
master_trainer_mike says, "When some effect tells you to search your deck for something, you can always choose to NOT find it or not take it."
master_trainer_mike says, "For example, you play an effect that says search your deck for an energy card. Even though you have them, you have the option to not "find" one."
master_trainer_mike says, "This covers the type of situation you mentioned above."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #15 from yoshi1001:How does Mary work in team play?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, if you played it, you would draw the 2 cards and then you could choose you or your opponent to shuffle 2 back into your deck"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from plusle:why was there never Basic Energy cards made that provide Metal/Darkness Energy, so you could have more then four of those Energy in your deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea. You would have to ask The Pokemon Company that one. They decide what gets made."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think that the designer's intent was that these be limited."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just my .02"
master_trainer_mike says, "and here is your .01 change "

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from soslowpoke:What shall you be needing assistance with at GenCon, MTM? (think I may have e-mailed you asking this too..srry)
master_trainer_mike says, "You can check with us to see if we need help with the League. Or check with Mike Guptil (the TO) at the event if he needs any judges for any evevents."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from milord83:BTW, Mike have you had the oppotuninty to open any booster in italian of Pokémon-e sets like Expedition? They have an odd paper, it's awful!!!! Why, why this terrible end ç_ç
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmm, never heard this. Sorry to hear it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #19 from lizardotc:Apparently, no WotC stores are allowed to run Pokémon any more, but they ARE allowed to run other games, such as YGO; why is that?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno. I know our stores are getting out of running much OP due to space and staff limitaions."
master_trainer_mike says, "I believe it is up to each location though."
master_trainer_mike says, "I am not aware of any company wide decision like that."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from marril2000:mike, by any chance will we be seeing the league results posted online? I had fun entering scores in :D
master_trainer_mike says, "I will try and get them on the boards next week."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from gym_leader_blaine:do the Master Professors still need to get 5 points to keep there professorship for the rest of the year?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, the Professor program (the WOTC version) will end on August 31, 2003."
master_trainer_mike says, "I have heard that Nintendo will be starting up their own Professor program later this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from marril2000:Mike, i have a mysterious fossil in play, attach an energy card to and and a TM, can it attack? If so would it's type be colourless, lacking a type/colour?
master_trainer_mike says, "Mysterious Fossil does NOT have a color type (it is NOT colorless either)."
master_trainer_mike says, "You could attach a Mystery plate to it (since they do not require the Pokemon to have a type)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Most other TM's require a type though."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from marril2000:hmm... classic question... uncle mikey, whats the next promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "The July kits hsould be out already or at least very soon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from yoshi1001:re: 15 You mean you or your partner, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "For Mary...correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from wizo_pokemom:what type of help will you need at San Diego Comic Con, mtm? do we just come see you to volunteer?
master_trainer_mike says, "Same deal guys. There is NO set program for volunteering. I will be posting to the Prof list about some of that this afternoon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Otherwise, just find us and see if we need any help."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from chrisbo:Mike, I've heard rumors too that WOTC Retail stores are not currently planning to run Nintendo Leagues. Who can I contact at WOTC Corporate to begin a dialog to discuss this? A phone number or e-mail address will suffice, thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "It is not for public discussion. You should talk with the store managers and let it go from there."
master_trainer_mike says, "They can escalate it as needed."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from soslowpoke:feh....do you think any july kits will be sent out to the master profs that requested bz kits or are they in small quantity for the regular stores?
master_trainer_mike says, "The July kits are all sold out."
master_trainer_mike says, "Go to a location that is running them while you can!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from marril2000:If Ditto is opposite a Brock's Ninetales which has used Shapeshift to turn into Clefable, is Ditto a Clefable or a Brock's Ninetales?
master_trainer_mike says, "blah blah blah"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from milord83:any announcements today, besides the sending stuff thing & the conventions?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from surfingstevediamond:ANy truth to the rumor that NeoPets TCG will have its own version of Ditto?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm, dunno???"
master_trainer_pat says, "No more questions?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Did any of you guys have trouble getting all of your swag home from Origins?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I know Eric (who won the Prof championship) was glad that he and his family drove."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from marril2000:[Sigh] one we ago mike we where in the back seat while ech was driving recklessly though traffic at 90+ mph... still got the squid thing? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Nyalarthotep is home and doing fine..."
master_trainer_mike says, "He keeps whispering about frogs though............."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from soslowpoke:well, i'd just like to say thank you for putting up with my tidious/annoying questions for the past 3 years and also all the hard work work you've all put in to make this game progress to what it is now, I'll see you at GenCon (oh and chat next week t
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll be here...next week that is."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup!"
master_trainer_mike says, "For one last chattaroonie!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from the_mystery_thing:somebody go spill some water on DMTM for me... he'll get it... >_>
master_trainer_mike says, "ok."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from milord83:do you have any Mew #8 for us? ^^ I nned them for fake cards :)
master_trainer_mike says, "How many millions of those do we have left Pat?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from marril2000:Mike, can you show me the imkauni dance :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Ahhh, that was a once in a lifetime opportunity."
master_trainer_mike says, "To repeat it would do it a disservice."
master_trainer_mike smiles.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from soslowpoke:So MTM, did you happen to acquire any "breakey" from Origins as a lot of other certain individuals have?
master_trainer_mike says, "I played it a few times, but mine kept losing!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Couldn't you just put a drop of epoxy in one though so it wil never lose?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from the_mystery_thing:phat already beat you to glueing the keys...
master_trainer_mike says, "There ya go."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #41 from marril2000:Say a Dark Weezing used Mass Explosion, and I had a Brock's Ninetales with 2 Dark Weezing's attached to it; would Mass Explosion do 20 more damage for both of those Weezings?
master_trainer_mike says, "The answer is"
master_trainer_mike says, "BLUE!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes.(note to Chrisbo: not a real ruling!)"
master_trainer_mike says, "So, don't any of you blow off any extra tentacles or appendages this weekend!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(glanes over at Sensei)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, be very careful now with all your Eggsposions, eggcetera..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Nyalarthotep says "Only fools plays blow off tentacles!""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from milord83:uh... any plans on working again with Nintendo for any other Card-e product other than Pokémon? It was fun, it isn't? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans that we know of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from the_mystery_thing:*tentacruel looks at MTM shockingly and feints*

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from bigdaddysnorlax:Too late, Q41 AND the answer is already listed in the Compndium
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from the_mystery_thing:unless it faints first....

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from soslowpoke:Will we have all 3 of you here next week?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'll ask DMTM to make an appearance."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from chrisbo:Will you ever post the "Beef in Egg Sauce" .wav file for public display?
master_trainer_mike says, "Unfortunately my PDA battery died and I lost the wav file."
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry"
master_trainer_mike says, "Just imagine a slurping sound in your head."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from soslowpoke:Can you ask Tyais to make an appearence too?
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone seen him around?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Where in the World is Tyais!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from marril2000:what about dark master steve? we cant do a final show minus him (gss!)
master_trainer_pat says, "Here he is..."
master_trainer_mike says, "We'l let him out of the box this one last time."
master_trainer_pat says, "He says 'Hi'"
master_trainer_pat says, "He will see you all at Gen Con'"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from marril2000:last sanctioning weekend, unband sneasel from modified, wouldn't aht be great to watch now :P
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm....no."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sneasel stays inthe box!"
master_trainer_pat says, "hmmm....one more season of Snigglyweasel...or Wigglysneasel"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from soslowpoke:What were you planning to rotate out of modified had you kept the license to Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "no"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo stes and more promos."
master_trainer_mike says, "bothans................."
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee heeeeeee"
master_trainer_mike says, "tastes like chicken!"
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bothans in Egg Sauce..."
master_trainer_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_mike says, "I have a new brand to try all of these tested phrases out on!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Look out Neopets!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from soslowpoke:re 53: All 4 Neo Sets?
master_trainer_mike says, "Blure!"
master_trainer_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_pat says, "probably...dependent on LC2 and our other set coming out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from the_mystery_thing:when's the releace date for neopets, anyways?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sept"
master_trainer_mike says, "mid September"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from bigdaddysnorlax:What would have been Best Promo #10 if it would have been made?
master_trainer_mike says, "Weedle baby!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "The all foil, clear plastic, diamon encrusted, King daddy promo of all time!"
master_trainer_mike says, "We would have called him "wee""
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "mini-wee"
master_trainer_pat smirks.
master_trainer_mike laughs hysterically.
master_trainer_pat says, "sorry, had to say it"
master_trainer_mike says, "get it out of your system now, the other brands won't allow us to be so silly"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're gonna have to watch it, this is still a family chat..."
master_trainer_mike says, "yes, but they are all OUR family"
master_trainer_mike says, "(dysfunctional, grumpy, and so on)"
master_trainer_mike says, "KIDDING!!!"
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from soslowpoke:Whats to come in this "Wizards Thank You Gift Set" at the FAT at GenCon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Samples of other games"
master_trainer_mike says, "leftover Pokemon swag"
master_trainer_mike says, "and so on"
master_trainer_pat says, "an economy size tube of Colgate."
master_trainer_pat says, "just kiddin about the Colgate"
master_trainer_mike says, "oh yeah, breath mints would be good too.........."
master_trainer_mike says, "and the mints"
master_trainer_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "Minty Fresh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from milord83:Mike these 4 years were hard, we know... but wait to turn totally crazy for next week.. we'll have more audience ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "You're such a lovely audince"
master_trainer_mike says, "We'd love to take you home with us"
master_trainer_mike says, "WE'D LOVE TO TAKE YOU HOME!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #60 from wizo_pokemom:party next week, then since everyone's going to be here? :sad smile:
master_trainer_pat says, "Party at our site!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Party likes its 1999!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #61 from soslowpoke:What was planned to be in Cross Trainer and why exactly was it cancelled?
master_trainer_mike says, "It was just one of the paths not taken."
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, let's not revisit that now..ok?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from yoshi1001:You need help, Mike. Anywho, anything speicial at GenCon that we haven't been told yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "I am pondering making a fool of myself for you all, one last time........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from soslowpoke:You may wanna rethink that Colgate thing, some people could use it =P (remembers GenCon and worlds last year)
master_trainer_mike says, "You said it! Not us!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from marril2000:hey mike it was fun talking to you at origins, i look forward to the final chat next week and the last 4-ish years have been great... with and with out stampers... maybe a stage dive followed by an imkauni dance :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Stage diving at a con! Do you know how hard those darn floors are???"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, gotta get back to work!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank youfor coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope to see you all next week for our FINAL chat!"
master_trainer_mike says, "(sniff sniff)"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_pat says, "Alright. it's almost 4.."
master_trainer_pat says, "Mike don't cry..."
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_mike says, "(sniff sniff)"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see everyone next week...we promise not to be too somber."
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Or is that sober?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!!!"