Pokemon Chat Report - Tuesday, July 13, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor
Source: Pokemon61

Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hey gang! You don't mind if we start a couple of minutes early do you???"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Here are the announcements. First, an R&D ruling. Team Rocket's Magickarp and Promo Eeevee's Chain Reaction can be used the tunr those Pokemon come into play. Since they pull an evolution card from your deck instead of playing an evolution card from your hand they are NOT limited to the normal rule of evolution and thusly will also NOT be stopped by Aerodactyl's Prehistoric Power either."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Here is the latest POSSIBLE East Coast Mall Tour information. Please keep in mind that it is STILL being worked on, and thus not finalized."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "August 26-27 Troy, MI"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 9-10 Townson, MD"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 16-17 Cinncinnati, OH"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 23-24 Schaumberg, IL"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 30-Oct 1 Independence, MO"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 7-8 Alpharetta, GA"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 14-15 Braintree, MA"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 21-22 King of Prussia, PA"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 28-29 Nanuet, NY"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nov 4-5 Miami, FL"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Some rules information on the main tournament at theupcoming STS. It is a swiss style tournament. You will earn 3 points for a win (meaning take all 6 prizes, deck him out, or knock out his last Pokemon), 2 points for a draw (anything NOT a win or loss), and 1 point for a loss. When timeis called, the player that is playing gets to finsih his turn and then the other player gets one last turn. Player's will be allowed to use dice instead of coins if they so choose. If you are late to your match your opponent gets to takeone of his prize cards, if you are more than 5 minutes late, het gets 2 prize cards, and you forfeit if you are 10 or more minutes late to your match. Matcheswill still be 20 minutes long and there will be 15 minutes between matches to finish up, learn your next match pairing and get settled for the next match. Lastly, the judges will all be trained and ready to help keep this a fun event for all, unsportsmanlike conduct and stalling will be dealt with accordi"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "accordingly (from a warning to a lost prize card to a game loss to a DQ). Please keep in mind that these rules may vary somewhat at the match but these are bascially as it will be."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "And finally, I want to thank all of the folks who have sent in their Weedles to be a part of the Space Weedle (Thank you to Tyais for helping to get the word out on the Pokegym as well). I 've received over 250 so far and if we keep getting more then we may have to build more than one SpaceWeedle as well. If you want to be a part of the Space Weedle project, please sign the front of your extra Weedle cards and mail them to Master Trainer Mike c/o Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ok, I'll give you a minute to digest all of that. Master Trainer Pat is away at Origins this week so its just me once again."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oooookay, ready???"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Master Trainer Mike power activate!!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Form of a Weedle!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Shape of an ice Chat person!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "errr.....ok, now to the questions....."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #35 from guest5:
         are you a magic player
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #36 from EEVEE2001:
         Can we have an update on the investigation of the events at the Dallas STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but that is still an internal investigation."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #37 from EEVEE2001:
         When a confused pokemon flips tails for an attack, is it considered thedefending pokemon? More specifically, do PlusPower and Defender affect the damage done?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Pluspower does not (it is not considered the Defending Pokemon) but Defender will protect your Pokemon from Confusion damage."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #38 from EEVEE2001:
         When will there be an OFFICIAL release date for Gym 1 (Heroes)? Sorry if I missed the answer to this at last week's chat.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "When they give me one."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "So far, it's mid August."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #39 from EEVEE2001:
         Does Wizards have any plans for banning or restricting cards (aside from the Tropical MegaBattle) such as Team Rocket's Trap?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Geez, you guys started in with this one right away huh?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No such plans at this time BUT we will be paying close attention to the tournament scene AND there are meetings going on for the future of Pokemon the TCG."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "So wait and see......."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #40 from EEVEE2001:
         What's up with the rules for the Mega Battle (only 2 of any card, 20+ pokemon, 10+ trainers, 15+ energies mandatory)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't have any info to give on this one yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #41 from EEVEE2001:
         How many Weedles have you collected so far?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I haven't opened today's mail but it looks like about 260 so far."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #42 from Poke14:
         its my turn. My pokemon is asleep. I flip a coin, its heads.This is allduring my turn. Can i attack
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You actually flip at the end of each player's turn for Asleep."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "So you would have flipped at the end of his turn to see if your Pokemon was awake or not."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If not, then you can't attack and would then flip after the end of your turn."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #45 from imanuki:
         Any new promos coming up?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The movie promos Ancient Mew 1st week (while supplies last), the 3 legendary birds (2nd week while supplies last) and the upcoming Dark Persian in an upcoming Nintendo Power issue."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #46 from cervante:
         Are the promo given at pkmn 200 holofoil
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Mew will be."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #47 from cervante:
         Is the ancient mew given at pkmn 200 all english
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, it will look similar to the japanese version."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #48 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         what cards will be givin out at the wb store and when and are they jumbo???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No official info on this yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #49 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         is ancient mew playable??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There will be a translation for it taht you can learn at the Pokemon League."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #50 from wigi13:
         is there such thing as mistys seadra for gym leader as a promo reminding u work for the pokemon league
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maaybe, but no there is no other info I can release on upcoming promos."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #51 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         are there 2 different types of invites to the super trainer showdown a golden and a different one?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Golden Invite was for the overall winner of eachage category at the qualifying events and included a paid trip."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The other invites were for the top 10 finishers of each category."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #52 from hamaker'sherefirst:
         got any news about Best buy?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They are the one's giving away the promos right?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is being looked into. But email us with the exact store location so we can pass it along again."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #53 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         OK. Porygon changes Raticate's Weakness to Psychic. What do you count first? Weakness or Resistance?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Weakness is calculated first."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #54 from hamaker'sherefirst:
         Is it true that there will be a prerelease Seadra? The local pokemon league is expecting them to come this week.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can't really comment on it yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #55 from hamaker'sherefirst:
         any devolpments with neo or the vending series?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Still in negotiation (which can be taken as good)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #56 from hamaker'sherefirst:
         Any new promos after persian and the movie promos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I can talk about yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #57 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         If you attached a Plus Power to your Pokemon and your opponent used to Defender what would you count first?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Active Pokemon's Trainer cards are calculated before the Defending Pokemon's Trainers."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #58 from hamaker'sherefirst:
         Will the gym series use the cool japanes artwork an it's boster wrappers and binders and such, like the Team rocket set did? the ad used the artwork from japan and it's reall some good stuff.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "To be honest, I have no idea. I have not seen the wrappers yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #59 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         OK. Raticate vs. Cool Porygon. Cool Porygon uses Texture Magic and changes Raticate's type to Psychic. How would Super Fang work if Cool Porygon had 40HP left (let's say)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Both Pokemon are colorless so weakness and Resistance don't matter. If Cool had 40 hp left, SuperFang would do 20 to it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #60 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Will Ancient Mew be in English? (If not I know a site that has a mostlytranslated version.)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #61 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         How come you made a COOL Porygon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Cuz Neato Porygon sounded silly???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #62 from Big_Pappa_Poke:
         If you "revive" an Abra during your turn, could you also breeder it into an Alakazam during the same turn since you did not play the Abra that turn?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I would say you could since you didn't "PLAY" the Abra. This is defined as pulling it from your hand and putting it on your bench.So that should work."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #63 from pokefan12345:
         Say I have a Ditto active and my opponent has a Scyther active and a Scyther on the bench. On my turn, I attach a psy energy and use swords dance. Onmy opponents' turn, they switch Scyther's('cause of free retreat). On my turn,I attach a DCE to D
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The rest of the question was cut off but basically if your Ditto turns into a Pokemon that has a Slash attack that normally does 30 and it had Swords Danced last turn, then the Slash would do 60."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #64 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         If you're already making the first Gym Hero's set, will the Pokemon's names have, for example, BROCK'S Vulpix?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes they will."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #65 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Are you going to make a non-Promo Mew ever?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't know. There are other upcoming sets that might contain a version of Mew."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #66 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         I know there will be other cards released at the Pokemon the Movie 2000thing. What cards will they be?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ancient Mew first week, 3 legendary birds starting second week (all while supplies last)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #67 from Big_Pappa_Poke:
         How do you play the Stadium Trainers from the Gym set? I know that you normally don't discuss rules before product is released, but we do need to know prior to the prerelease.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Stadium cards are a special kind of Trainer card that stay on the table ("in play") after you play them. They affect the game for aslong as they stay in play. Only one Stadium card can be in play at a time, so if there's one on the table already and a new one comes into play, discard the old one."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Good question, I forgot to add that to the announcements. They will have these rules available at the pre-release events."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #68 from wigi13:
         is wizards of the coast going to make the trainer card mistys tears forgym heros
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, can't talk about specific cards yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #69 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         How come you didn't include Pokemon like Flareon or Machamp if you "Wanted us to be the best trainer we could be" (which I read somewhere on your site or on a pack of booster cards)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What are you referring to?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #70 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         why dont you ever have any events in canada???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't decide that. It is whether there are any malls or retailers that are willing to organize and run such a huge event."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #71 from Haymaker:
         any news on cool porgon or the new season of the league
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but no to both."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #72 from Haymaker:
         when will season 8 end? Will the neo/gold/silve mythology iontergrated for more of the leaugue.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "THere are plans for the League to continue past season 8, I acn't talk specifics yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #73 from guest72:
         Can you please list the loactions of the East coast STS and where the The big place is (like the queen mary) for the east coast
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, its not finaluzed yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #74 from guest69:
         where is the gym leader prerealese tourney going to be?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(sigh) I'm not suposed to talk about tha yet either. I have heard that there will be over 1000 locations though."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It will probably be announced at the STS."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #75 from Haymaker:
         is there instructions on what to do for theaters on there distribution of the cards to make sure they distribute them properly,
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is Warner Brothers gig. If they are smart, they will do a better job than last time, right?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #76 from Brocktrainer13:
         wassup
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "WASSSSSSSSSSUP!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #77 from guest73:
         I called the WoTC question # and I asked if I attach a plus power to a pokemon that does damage to itself (example Arcanine uses takedown on chansey) would I receive extra damage, and he said yes. Is this true
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but you were given the wrong answer (we are human after all). Pluspower reads" If this Pokemon's attack does damage to the Defending Pokemon"."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #78 from Paokkk:
         What is the next promo for the league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can't say."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #79 from Haymaker:
         any new promos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not officially."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #80 from Paokkk:
         I heard that Misty's Seadra is going to be the Prerelease card for the Gym set. It's ture?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Again I can't say."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #83 from Paokkk:
         Is there other way to get the Nintendo Power Mewtwo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Only on the secondary market (heck I don't have one of those)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #84 from Paokkk:
         Is there any plan to release any promo that involoves Pokémon Gold and Sliver?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not as of yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #85 from Articuno21:
         How many cards are in Gym Heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "132"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #86 from guest85:
         Do u think WotC is gonna ban any pokemon cards from the gym sets or anyothers ever?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As already answered, it is being looked into as one possibility."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #87 from Paokkk:
         Is there any plan to bring all the Japanese promo card to the US?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #88 from Brocktrainer13:
         do you get annoyed doing this
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nahhh!!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #89 from guest80:
         Why did they decide to making a card only in holographic form for the Gym Heroes, where as they were both rare and non-holographic form in Jungle, Fossil, and Rocket set?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gym is a much larger set. Many people would get angry if we released a 200 card set (harder to Catch them all)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #90 from zoink300:
         Can I lose cards to my opponent playing TCG?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No. You should never give up any of your cards by playing."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #91 from guest87:
         You know what would be really great? If you sent a special card called "Space Weedle" out to everyperson for every weedle they sent in. BTW, how many do you have so far and how many more do you want? Today I sent in over 60!!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Wow!! Thanks for the Weedles!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #92 from Paokkk:
         Does wizards plan to make there set with new move and new pictures?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not sure what you mean, we don't own Pokemon, so making new cards is tough...."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #93 from Paokkk:
         When will Pokémon Studium 3 come out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I heard that it will be out later this yer in Japan I think."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #94 from guest73:
         Any formal release date for Gym 1
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Only mid august so far."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #95 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         where is the east coast sts going to be?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ok, I realize that many of you send it questions long before I get to them, so please understand if I skip a few that keep getting answered over and over, ok?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #96 from Brocktrainer13:
         where are all the gym heroes prerelease tournaments held
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't have the list for you yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #97 from guest73:
         Will there any cards taken out of the Gym 1 set like Mew in fossil?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can't comment on unreleased sets, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #98 from guest73:
         There has been recent thought about bannings and restricting some cards, is this true?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is one of many possible plans, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #99 from Eprise1701e:
         Can stores remove the Booster Packs from Topdeck Magazine, and sell them separately?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They shouldn't!! If you know of a store doing this,please contact us about it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #100 from Magmar2000:
         Any new info on bannings/ restrictions talks?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #101 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         how many rares will there be in the gym hero packs, will there be two arare and a holo in each pack like the japanese or just normal with one rare?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It will be the same as usual. 1 rare per pack."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #102 from Magmar2000:
         Have you decided how Ancient Mew will be handled in games? Playable orNot.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I keep getting different answers on that one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #103 from Magmar2000:
         Any new info on Poke League 2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #104 from Magmar2000:
         Any new info on the talks for sets past gym?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #105 from Magmar2000:
         Are new info on League Cool Porygon?

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #107 from Magmar2000:
         Any new info on Gym Heroes?

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #108 from Magmar2000:
         Any new promo info?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, nope, nope :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #106 from Magmar2000:
         Is there going to be a Gym Heroes prerelease event at league locations?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "At SOME league locations, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #109 from Magmar2000:
         When is the Mega Tropical Battle this year? And how do you get to go?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No info on this for you yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #110 from guest92:
         does plus power increase damage to you're pokemon also? (such as doubleedge)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #111 from guest73:
         i was just reading scrye magazine, and it showed u can play 4 base set squirtle and 4 TR, is this true?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "WRONG! But then again, Scrye isn't official so........."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #112 from Marril2000:
         Will the Gym Symball change?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #113 from Marril2000:
         Will the bottom of the cards change

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #114 from Marril2000:
         When will Neo Come out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, and we haven't announced anything about Neo yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #115 from Pkmn61:
         OK, here's the petiton again: http://pokegym.thedojo.com/ubb/Forum11/HTML/001585.html Thanks.

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #116 from Marril2000:
         What will the card be for the 8th season at the league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can't say yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #117 from Marril2000:
         Will there be other stuff after the league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It will continue, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #118 from smekle_mew:
         does the chat ttake place in this room?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maaaybe :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #119 from Marril2000:
         Will there be anything elts after the 8th badge at the PKMN LEAGUE?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #120 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         will you have another tourney this year in hawaii (u.s. vs. japan)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't have info for you yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #121 from Marril2000:
         Will any Imakuni promos come to the USA any time soon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I've heard of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #122 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         how will we be invited to the tourney in hawaii if there is one??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No hablo Hawaii."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #123 from RayFan32:
         Whats the approx date for Gym1: Her to come out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Mid August."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #124 from RayFan32:
         What is your favorite TCG cards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gang???????"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "WEEDLE!!!!!!!!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #125 from RayFan32:
         do you play the gameboy game
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #128 from Paokkk:
         Where is Wizards (the real company that prints the card) is the US? What state?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are located south of Seattle, WA. The cards are printed all around the world though."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #129 from EEVEE2001:
         I thought this started at 4:00 Central
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It changed to 3-5 pm PST."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #130 from RayFan32:
         what is your favorite TCG set?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I was always partial to Fallen Empires."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #131 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         will cool porygon be avalable from pokemon league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is planned to be so, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #132 from Edge1613:
         if ditto is against a rocket karp can he waterfall if you got gyrados in your deck
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The last answer R&D gave me is yes, you can. BUT they are investigating this whole "counts as evolving" thing so it MAY chnage."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #135 from Polyester_Dash_DJZ:
         Hey, is it legal to have an Iron Giant coupon from the Movie Promos in your deck? I mean, it even had the border. ;)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummmm. no."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #136 from pikachuTrainer2o0o:
         Why is my basic magneton red holo instead of yellow?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Printing error?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #137 from gunterl:
         wiil cool porygon be in the TCG league and will it be #15
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes and yes (as far as I know)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #138 from RayFan32:
         How do you qualify for the Tropical Mega Battle in Hawaii?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Je ne parle pas Hawaii."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #139 from RayFan32:
         can we send our japenese weedles as well?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Of course!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #140 from IMAKUNI_00:
         I WON A TRIP TO THE STS AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT IS THE BIO FORM TO PLAY IN THE TOURNY? DO WE NEED IT TO PLAY?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry I don't know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #141 from Imakuni2000:
         Is the TCG league coming to the U.K.?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Should be starting there soon if not already."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #142 from gunterl:
         What #s are the 3 legendary bird promos from the movie
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "21, 22, 23"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #144 from RayFan32:
         do you have anyoof the Pokemon toys?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I do have my Pokemon shrine at home, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #145 from pikachuTrainer2o0o:
         I heard that a prerealesed mistys seadra is coming out soon is it true?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "One more time, I can't say BUT since you've all heard of it.........."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #146 from gunterl:
         What # is the promo from Nintendo Power's Aug isuue?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "17"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #147 from smekle_mew:
         is there any info on the UK LEAGUE?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You would have to contact WOTC UK for specifics."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #148 from guest72:
         will there be another pokemon league promo for season 8 And what are the prizes for the prerelease gym tourney!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I duuno and more Gym boosters."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #149 from Pkmn61:
         OK, have you REALLY been passing on my STS in NC petition, or have you just been saying that to hus me up? :)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have mentioned it but to be REALLY honest, I wouldget ready to travel a bit farther."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #150 from gunterl:
         i know you dont make the jap. cards, but can you tell me how rare whitediamond and white star cards are?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "please don't shorten japanese, some can be offended. I have no information on japanese cards, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #151 from guest79:
         Going to tell them about the prerelease events at League tonight?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I dunno. The information should be hitting league locations that will be running it, soon."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #152 from RayFan32:
         what are your favorite Pokemon websites?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Pokegym, Pokeschool, Pojo..........lots of really good ones out there."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #154 from Polyester_Dash_DJZ:
         Mike, my man...did you see that Weedle art I sent you? You know, the gray haired Weedle on a sidewalk in a dark city with a bowler hat? How'd you like it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No sorry, I haven't seen it yet but I will watch forit."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #155 from guest73:
         Are u sure u not collecting weedles because u guysare out of print withem?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, we print over 1/2 a billion cards a month. Nope, we are not out of them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #156 from Imakuni2000:
         Why is everybody here obsessed with weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I won't speak for anyone ELSE but I think he's the ginchiest."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #157 from odairu13:
         what do you get at the movie if you miss ancient mew
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is only while supplies last for the first week, so get there early."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #158 from TPS_myuu:
         what are the plans for gym 2 conserning the odd cards like imuaku doduoand tr mewtwo
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I really have NO info on Gym Challenge yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #159 from Reubot:
         Will we ever see the Southern Islands promo set released here?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maybe."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #161 from odairu13:
         can i evolve dark dragonite from dragonair
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope only from Dark Dragonair."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #162 from pikachu89:
         Is it true that with the movie promos we can redeem an Ancient Mew PlayMat starting on July 21 and Misty's Seadra starting July 28? Is Misty's Seadraa Prerelease Hym Heroes card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maaaybe."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #163 from guest73:
         I heard there will be 2 versions of ancient mew, 1 playable and 1 non playable, is this true?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is not true."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #164 from guest102:
         Will the next promo at the pokemon league to be givin away be a misty'sseadra like the rumors have said?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I can't say BUT you keep saying the same thing."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #165 from dusty2005:
         Is the ancient mew as valueable as the Japanese one?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We have nothing to do with card values. You, the public, decide that."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #166 from zackarino:
         what are the jumbo cards
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oversize cards like the oversize Pikachu promo."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #167 from Polyester_Dash_DJZ:
         Hey, is there anyway I can get Demo Games? (The 24 pack of cards with 212 card mini-decks.)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "'Sorry those have been out print for some time now."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #168 from guest72:
         Also in japanese there is a TON of gym promos are there plans to Remakeall those in english??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #169 from Reubot:
         Why do you keep changing the art of the promos from the original jap cards? I liked the original art on the legendry bird promos!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You should always expect that there may be some changes when a product moves across cultural lines."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #170 from guest91:
         If a dark gyrados is paralyzed when KO'ed, can it use final beam???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, it states it in the power that it doesn't workwhen he is paralyzed."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #173 from TPS_myuu:
         are u gonna release vending machine series?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maybe."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #175 from Magic_Star:
         do you like magic?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure, don't you?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #176 from guest102:
         when gym hero's comes out,will there be new cards not in the japan gym1and 2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I haven't heard of any."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #177 from dusty2005:
         what's up with comfort inn & pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I duuno, is that a local promotion perhaps?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #178 from Too_FarFetchd_:
         If I have 7 badges from the pokemon league can I be in the main tournment at the STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #179 from jediman47:
         you said the golden invite was for the overall winner of each age category? and that includes the paid trip? i got the trip but no special invite for that... a new rules book and the plane tickets came in the mail, but that was about it... is there really some special invitation?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, sound slike you got a golden invite."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #180 from Magic_Star:
         is magic better than pokemon
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is an opinion question."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #182 from guest88:
         okay, a clefable is out up against a chansey. The clefable uses metronome to copy chansey's double edge. is the clefable KO'd?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #183 from zoink300:
         When does Toys r us usually have their pokemon league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You would have to ask your local location. They each decide when they will run it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #184 from pikachu89:
         Have you heard Weird Al's Polkamon? If so, what do you think of it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, but I will look into it. I love Weird Al."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #186 from Pkmn61:
         I have a fossil Grimer and I used minimize last turn. My opponent uses Hitmonchan's Jab with 3 plus powers. If I already had 20 damage, would Grimer beKOed?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it would, your TRainer's are added BEFORE the Grimer's last attack effect is resolved."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #187 from Edge1613:
         can the same ditto (if he doesnt retreat) do a leek slap to each of theopponents different farfetchd's
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes, if he transforms into the different copies."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #189 from Magmar2000:
         Why did all the Wizard Game Stores stop league on Monday? For that WCW game. Ugh. >:\
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I dunno. Be sure to let them know what you think."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #190 from Nero_of_the_Gods:
         WizO_Adele "What is the most popular deck type?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is up to you guys???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #191 from wigi13:
         do u no wen neo is comin out
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "nope"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #192 from Eprise1701e:
         any word if Imakuni's doduo, or ________'s Chansey will be in The Gym set, or will it be removed???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can't comment on upcoming sets."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #193 from hitmonjen:
         What happens with a confused Dark Charmeleon - flip to see if Fireball works first, or for confusion? If you flip for Fireball first, and get tails, doyou still flip for confusion?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You flip for confusion BEFORE you do what the attacktells you to do."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #198 from canadian_pkmn_master:
         i thought dark richu was special to america only but why does japan have it in neo 2
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We made it first, they copied us."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #199 from Too_FarFetchd_:
         If I have 5 badges can I be in the main tournment at the STS/
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You only have to have earned 3 or more."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #201 from guest108:
         if you sacrafice a acadamey rector with a renounce and you bring out anenchantment, can your opponent counter it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Wrong forum dude."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #203 from zackarino:
         I live in a small town and the closest PKMN league is 30 miles away. All the kids in town want the Pokemon league to be at my house. Is that possible?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "See if any local business's would be interested in running the league."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #204 from Angie_13:
         is there any plan of releasing the fossil again when wotc stops printing the fossil set?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Good question!! I dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #205 from mixerboy:
         can I ask a question as a guest? i am new
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes you can."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #207 from wigi13:
         is there a set with out 1 of pikachus stage
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't think so, so far."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #208 from zackarino:
         How come the new movie promos are missing basic pokemon on the top
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They are all basic Pokemon, my copies have that written on top."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #209 from TPS_myuu:
         will ancient mew be released @ the prerelease?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, at the movie."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #210 from guest102:
         i know it is early to as kthis,but can non gym pokemon evolve into gym?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Trainer's Pokémon are Pokémon that have trainers' names in their titles. Since the names "Misty's Staryu" and "Staryu" are different, you can have 4 copies of each in your deck if you want. But since Misty's Starmie says "Evolves from Misty's Staryu" on it, you can't evolve a regular Staryuinto Misty's Starmie (and you can't evolve Misty's Staryu into a regular Starmie). You treat Staryu and Misty's Staryu like two completely different Pokémon!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #211 from Nero_of_the_Gods:
         What is the most popluar type deck to play?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is up to you all."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #212 from Eprise1701e:
         what are the pre-release events? I missed the announcements.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I will repeat them in 10 minutes, but the pre-release events will be coming up at select league locations (that is all I can say so far on that)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #214 from dusty2005:
         WHERE IN THE WORLD IN CARMEN SANDIEGO?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "ok....everybody laugh for the guy........"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #215 from jediman47:
         is there going to be any sort of prerelease events for Gym 1?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I can't comment on it yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #216 from holy_mewtwo:
         did you know about gym set 2 rocket's mewtwo??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #219 from Chris_annie:
         why do we get cardboard counters in the theme decks instead of the rockones?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Too many people thought the glass beads looked like candy."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #222 from firetrainer:
         Can I retreat my active pokemon if my bench is full?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup, when you retreat you are switching your active for one on your bench."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #223 from Reubot:
         After season 8 of league, why not do the new cities from gold/silver?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There are plans afoot for ,more league."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #228 from guest114:
         What were the origional promotions for Eevee3 and Arcanine?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Promo Arcanine was in the league (season 5 I think?). Promo Eevee is this season."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #229 from Reubot:
         At my league they only give out promos at 250 pts (not at 500 with badge also) and they still give out pikachu#1 (cos they haven't got new ones yet. weare in season 3 and I am in Australia.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ahh, Australia's Leagues are run by Nintendo of Australia and they make their own rules. I would contact them for information."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #230 from Polyester_Dash_DJZ:
         Were the English-first cards, Dark Raichu, legendary Bird movie promos,made by you guys over at WotC? If so...make a Weedle.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I keep working on them to make a Weedle!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #231 from guest114:
         What was the error on the Dark Persian promo card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What error?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #232 from guest103:
         How much is the Jigglypuff Blackstar Promo 7 worth?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry we don't keep track of values here. Check mags like Top Deck, Scrye, or Inquest."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #233 from guest114:
         Do you have printing rights for the vending sets?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can't comment."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #234 from Fromando:
         Any plans to release the japanese promo weedle, captian weedle? (Err, Imean Master_Trainer_Mike)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ya know, if it was up to me.....:)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #235 from Chris_annie:
         What time does the STS at long beach and do you have to have an ivitation to get in?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Its 10 am - 6 pm on July 22nd. You must either havewon an invitation at a qualifying event, be in the top 10 ranked players in theworld, or have earned 3 or more badges in the Pokemon League to get it. There is no cover charge."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #236 from guest102:
         is gym set going to be good/better than the other sets?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is an opinion as well but there are some cool cards in it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #237 from guest73:
         What are you gonna do about Gym Themes, espicially since the Japanese ones had 64 cards
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I dunno. Ours should have the usual 60 as far as I know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #238 from Too_FarFetchd_:
         Why is there only going to be one rare in the Gym Heros booster pack?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gang..........Why do you keep assuming that a product made in Japan will be the same a s product made in English??? They are RARELY the same. Different markets, different cultures, etc."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #240 from guest114:
         How come some Sabrina's and Blaine's cards are in Gym Heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is how the first 2 gym sets were made in Japan."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #241 from firetrainer:
         Someone said that they could play their aerodactyl on their first turn or when they first put mysterious fossil in to play because they said mysteriousfossil was a trainer. I thinks this is wrong because MF say's it count's as a basic pokemon while i
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You cannot evolve a Pokemon on your first turn so there is no way to get an Aerodactyl out (yet anyway) on turn 1."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #243 from HardyBoyz:
         If you guys are going to release Sabrina's Venomoth in Gym1, how the heck will that benefit us if there are no Venonats in Gym1?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dude Venonat is a poser!! It's all Weedle baby!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #244 from Avatar of Magic:
         What rares and Holos will be in the Gym Heroes Theme Decks
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry can't comment as they have not yet been released."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #245 from dusty2005:
         WHEN WILL SPACE WEEDLE BE BUILT?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Next week before the STS."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #246 from guest73:
         how old are u
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "For a cabbage I am quite old, for a mountain, quite young, for a Master Trainer??? I dunno, ok I guess???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #248 from IMAKUNI_00:
         do u know all th stuff we ask u but wizards dont want u to tell?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Some of it BUT please understand that these chnage almost daily. We won't pass along info until we know it is fairly solid."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #249 from guest114:
         Will there be cards in Gym Heroes that didn't have rarity symbols in the japanese sets?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #250 from guest109:
         What......is the air speed velocity of an unlaiden swallow?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "African or European??"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #251 from Magmar2000:
         You guys are just like Apple, won't comment on unreleased products. But where is the fun in that? ;-) j/k
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ok, here are some commenst...."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(ahem)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Wow!!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Neato!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, ""Wish you were here!!!""
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Pas the donuts..."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "How's that?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #252 from Avatar of Magic:
         What American cards have been banned so far altogether
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "none."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #253 from Big_Pappa_Poke:
         The list for the prerelease tourneys is on the wizard's website, no?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Wow! You're right!!! (guess I'm not in the loop huh?)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The list of locations holding the pre-release event is at http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/heroes_prereleasestores.asp"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #256 from guest114:
         Will you get 2 holos in the Gym Theme decks?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #257 from mews:
         when is gym heros coming out
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Mid August."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #261 from gunterl:
         can u put 4 dark slowbro and 4 slowbro in a deck?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Here are the opening announcements."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Here are the announcements. First, an R&D ruling. Team Rocket's Magickarp and Promo Eeevee's Chain Reaction can be used the tunr those Pokemon come into play. Since they pull an evolution card from your deck instead of playing an evolution card from your hand they are NOT limited to the normal rule of evolution and thusly will also NOT be stopped by Aerodactyl's Prehistoric Power either."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Here is the latest POSSIBLE East Coast Mall Tour information. Please keep in mind that it is STILL being worked on, and thus not finalized."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "August 26-27 Troy, MI"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 9-10 Townson, MD"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 16-17 Cinncinnati, OH"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 23-24 Schaumberg, IL"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 30-Oct 1 Independence, MO"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 7-8 Alpharetta, GA"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 14-15 Braintree, MA"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 21-22 King of Prussia, PA"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 28-29 Nanuet, NY"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nov 4-5 Miami, FL"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Some rules information on the main tournament at theupcoming STS. It is a swiss style tournament. You will earn 3 points for a win (meaning take all 6 prizes, deck him out, or knock out his last Pokemon), 2 points for a draw (anything NOT a win or loss), and 1 point for a loss. When timeis called, the player that is playing gets to finsih his turn and then the other player gets one last turn. Player's will be allowed to use dice instead of coins if they so choose. If you are late to your match your opponent gets to takeone of his prize cards, if you are more than 5 minutes late, het gets 2 prize cards, and you forfeit if you are 10 or more minutes late to your match. Matcheswill still be 20 minutes long and there will be 15 minutes between matches to finish up, learn your next match pairing and get settled for the next match. Lastly, the judges will all be trained and ready to help keep this a fun event for all, unsportsmanlike conduct and stalling will be dealt with accordi"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "accordingly (from a warning to a lost prize card to a game loss to a DQ). Please keep in mind that these rules may vary somewhat at the match but these are bascially as it will be."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Gym Heroes™ expansion has a new type of Trainer card called a Stadium card. It also has versions of some Pokémon with names likeMisty's Staryu or Brock's Onix. When playing with these cards, keep these things in mind:"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "•Stadium cards are a special kind of Trainer card that stay on the table ("in play") after you play them. They affect the game for as long as they stay in play. Only one Stadium card can be in play at a time, so if there's one on the table already and a new one comes into play, discard the old one."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Trainer's Pokémon are Pokémon that have trainers' names in their titles. Since the names "Misty's Staryu" and "Staryu" are different, you can have 4 copies of each in your deck if you want. But since Misty's Starmie says "Evolves from Misty's Staryu" on it, you can't evolve a regular Staryuinto Misty's Starmie (and you can't evolve Misty's Staryu into a regular Starmie). You treat Staryu and Misty's Staryu like two completely different Pokémon!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "And finally, I want to thank all of the folks who have sent in their Weedles to be a part of the Space Weedle (Thank you to Tyais for helping to get the word out on the Pokegym as well). I 've received over 250 so far and if we keep getting more then we may have to build more than one SpaceWeedle as well. If you want to be a part of the Space Weedle project, please sign the front of your extra Weedle cards and mail them to Master Trainer Mike c/o Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Lastly, check out our web site for information on the Gym Pre-Relases event."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #262 from cervante:
         What are the promo cards that going to be given out at pkmn 2000
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ancient Mew, first week, 3 legendary birds second week."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #263 from guest133:
         My Pokemon League Charges 9$ per season is this right , if not how muchshould it be?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is up to the store on how much to charge."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #264 from guest88:
         dude, you guys are way too slow and you don't know a thing about this. you really should stop fooling us like this
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have typed the answers to over 250 questions in 1 hour. Bug off......."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #265 from Calathon:
         Since Eevee's Chain Reaction obeys the Evolution laws by not letting Eevee evolve the turn it comes into play, shouldn't Ditto, when copying it, also obey it's Evolution rule about not being allowed to evolve?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "See the opening announcements. R&D is looking into the whole "counts as evolving thing". The latest ruling is that it IGNORES the cannot be evolved the turn it comes into play rule."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #266 from Chaz-:
         With powers such as Mr. Mime's and Ditto's, Wouldn't you have to activate the power in some way for it to be activated and used. Mainly if you don't go first, or is it activated during setup?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You are reading too much into it my friend. there are no "activations" in Pokemon."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #267 from guest73:
         Do u l,ike the pokemon gummies?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Haven't tried them, are they sweet or sour?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #268 from Pikachu73099:
         what are the odds for dark Riachu
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "In Rocket booster?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Something like 1 in 48 packs I think."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #269 from Too_FarFetchd_:
         why isn't the error on the non-holo dk vilepume going to be changed?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is a game play effect. Would you want all of thezillions already on themarket to be unplayable?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #270 from Brocktrainer13:
         what company makes the japanese cards
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Creatures Inc."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #271 from guest87:
         What is the max capacity for the actual STS tournament on the queen mary. Lets say 10,000 kids showed up, how many would be allowed to play?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There is no max capacity. If enough people show up we will stack everyone like firewood. :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #272 from Pikachu73099:
         what is the next promo to be released in the league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Everyone???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #273 from ckbrown123:
         Will Misty's Tears be printed with the current picture?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What is the fixation with certain japanese cards? Do you think they are naughty in some way?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Try going out and getting some sun."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #274 from Fromando:
         With the golden invite, do you need your name to be on the line, or should you leave the place to put your name blank?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Just bring it with you and you should be fine."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #275 from cervante:
         are the 3 legendary birds promo holofoil
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No they are not."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #276 from JabDaggar:
         So, can it be confirmed that Misty's Seadra is the Gym 1 prerelease? Also, is there any further.....breakthroughs with TR Trap? And finally, what do you plan to do about the master of CATERPIE?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can't say, nothing, and Caterpie????"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #277 from guest80:
         Is it legal to have 4 of one evolution like Venusaur and 3 Dark Venusaur since they are not the same name?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it is."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #278 from cervante:
         Is there another way to get the nintendo power mewtwo promo
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Only on the secondary market."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #280 from pikachuTrainer2o0o:
         i love LT. SURGES POKEMON! What gym leader do you like?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Anyone that uses Weedle."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #281 from Evil_Satoshi3:
         how long does 1st edition cards get printed?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They are printed for the first 3 days of a new sets creation."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #282 from Too_FarFetchd_:
         How can I get a gold invitation for the STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You had to have won one in our online contest (whichis over) or won a qualifying event (which are over)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #283 from cervante:
         when will the gym expansion be release
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gym Heroes mid august, Gym Challenge sometime in October."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #284 from guest79:
         Actually,the info for prerelease events has hit stores. Does that make it OK to talk about now?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup, I just noticed it on our web site, check it out!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #285 from dusty2005:
         HOW COME WAL-MART TAKES THE VENUSAUR OUT OF THE STRATEGY GUIDES AND SELLS IT?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gahh!! They shouldn't be doing that. Nintendo makes that guide so I would contact them about it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #286 from firetrainer:
         Can you tell me what the final rulling was on energy burning a double colorless and then useing charmanders gather fire power.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure an Energy Burned DCE counts as a Fire Energy Card that provides 2 Fire energy (like a buzzaped Electrode could). It can be gathered by Team Rocket Charmander in that case."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #287 from guest87:
         Do you like Dr Dre and can you start posting chat transcripts? It wouldreally help those of us who have to go to work and dont get to see their questions answered (like this one)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I like Dre. As for the chat scripts?? I'm not surewhy they take so long except we are VERY busy. Many of the fan sites get them up before we do :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #288 from Avatar of Magic:
         Do you like..... WEEDLE
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummmm. Yeah"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #289 from cervante:
         do you have a schedule of what time do the pkmn league take place in all toysrus store
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, each store decides that on their own and we haveno idea, so you chouls call them and ask."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #290 from cervante:
         is there plan for a english version of imakuni
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I've heard of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #291 from guest126:
         i just got here awhile ago whats this stuff about weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well, he ROCKS!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #292 from Doremi:
         Will the Vending Promo set be released?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maybe."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #293 from redi3:
         Have you ever heard about online leagues? What are your feelings towards them?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They are not anything we have anything to do with. I have no idea about the legal issues either, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #294 from ckbrown123:
         what is the translation of ancient mew?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You have to go to the league after the cards come out to find out."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #295 from Eprise1701e:
         Who do I call to report the store that is selling the Boosters separatefrom top deck??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Call us at 1-800-324-6496 or email us at custserv@wizards.com"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #297 from tnvideo:
         In the card game if you "paralized" your partners active pokemon and then use an attack that says "10 + Flip a coin, if heads confused" is that attack a forced check or optional?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is a forced check."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #298 from cervante:
         Is there plan for a togepi and marril promo
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #299 from guest144:
         Could you make an east coast mall tour in Montgomery, AL? you guys haveNOTHING here!!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, the mall tour is hitting the major markets asfar as I know. It could change though."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #300 from Chaz-:
         is Misty's Tears going to have the "sexual innuendo" that it had in theJapanese version.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(sigh)............"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #301 from guest120:
         im wondering my fav card The mistys Psyduck I WANT TO MAKE SURE IT WILLBE IN GYM 1
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It's in there."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #302 from guest132:
         If electabuzz paralyzes F. Haunter, would Haunter flip for Transparency?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You flip for the Transparency BEFORE the possible Paralyzation takes effect."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #304 from Too_FarFetchd_:
         how can i get in the STS's main tournment without a gold invitation?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Earn 3 or more badges in the league, and show up with your cards and your badge book for proof."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #305 from will94:
         I heard that if you go to the Warner Bros. Studio Store and spend $20 that you get a Jumbo Legendary Birds Promo but someone also got a Jumbo Pikachu and a Jumbo Charizard, whic do you get and are are they really Wizards of the Coast;'s cardsa?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have only recently heard of this and don't have details yet. I shoudl next week though."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #306 from guest114:
         Will there be a new CD promo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #307 from andrew_072:
         is the room really set so that its impossible to talk?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Is it??"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #308 from Chaz-:
         If I use any of the Porygon's conversion attack to change the defendingpokemon's weakness, then retreat Porygon, is it still in effect? What about if the Porygon is knocked out.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is still in effect until that defending Pokemon, retreats, leaves play, or evolves."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #309 from Marril2000:
         Whats witht the pokemon league and these stickers that say something like "BROCKS CHALANGE"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Those are extra activities that league members that have already earned their badges and TM stickers can go for in a season."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #312 from pikachu89:
         I just checked the WotC website at 3:45pm and there is some info on thePokemon TCG Gym Heroes Prerelease Tournament on Saturday, August 5 and about Pokemon 2000 movie card give aways which mention the playmat and an "exclusive league promo card." Wi
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup, I just saw it myself. Now you know as much as I do."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #313 from will94:
         Mike, I love Weird Al too. Did you like his song "The Saga Begins"?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, don't know tat one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #314 from farto:
         What is the dealine for sending in your Weedle's to the Space Weedle Project?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well the first Space Weedle will be constructed probably next Wednesday. If I still receive cards after that then the Space Weedle Version 2 will be born!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #315 from dusty2005:
         HOW MANY COMMONS OF EACH SET DOES WOTC RELEASE?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What do you mean? Each set has typically had 16+ rares, 30+ uncommons, and the rest common."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #316 from Scrye_Fung:
         If Ditto is Active, it only copies the Defending Pokmeon's physical attributes (the characteristics Defending Pokemon's card) not the status effects onthe Defending Pokemon, right?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Right!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #317 from TPS_myuu:
         u apart of a large conspirse to keep use in the dark about new sets andrules?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(good thing spelling doesn't count)......No :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #319 from andrew_072:
         if you cast a replinish with an opalasence in your graveyard, does opalasence's effect take place and is opalasence a creature as well?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry dude, wrong forum."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #320 from guest73:
         I just want to say i dont hate WoTC that much after they opened 3 official WoTC stores nearby, and also MLB 2K tournaments, tell'em thnx
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You are welcome :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #321 from guest114:
         Don't you think Rocket's Trap and Chaos Gym are just nasty?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nasty is such a tough word, I prefer to think of them as challenging."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #322 from Reubot:
         What are the different deck types and what they mean
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What do you mean? The theme decks or the archetypes?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #323 from gunterl:
         will there be neo in U.S.? I heard they arent gonna make it but i doubtit
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are still working on whether that will happen or not"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #324 from guest102:
         will there be stores added to the list of prerelease gym1 tourneys,also,will all the pokemon league sites be holding it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I believe that is the complete list."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #325 from Scrye_Fung:
         What does it take to be a writer for TopDeck? Is it actually possible to get the submission guidelines for TopDeck?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure, check out our web site under magazine and submissions for Top Deck."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #326 from farto:
         How many people from the Pokemon Leagues are going to get into an STS tourney? What time do you suggest for them to line up?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There is no size limit."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #328 from JabDaggar:
         If A gloom confused you, and next turn a magmar smokescreened you, do you flip for confusion first? OR smokescreen first?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You flip for Smokescreen first."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #329 from guest114:
         What is the name of the gir on the Rocket's Sneak Attack card? (I thinkshe's hot)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That's Jesse isn't it?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #330 from guest73:
         well i remember that question about the Plus power with pokemon doing damage to itself, and i was wondering then shouldnt the GB-TCG style be corrected(it does extra damage to itself if u add PP to a pokemon that does damage to itself
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There are several errors in the ETCG. Nintendo madeit, not us."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #331 from gunterl:
         is fossil still in print?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #332 from Avatar of Magic:
         Will there be a Base Set 3 when WOTC stops printing Base Set 2.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There are no plans at this time for such a thing."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #333 from tnvideo:
         I have a small business in a rural community. What do I need to do to start a Pokemon league in our county (there are none now) Invalid command.> Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Contact our Merchant Relations department at 1-800-821-8028. They will be able to help you."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #334 from zackarino:
         is there anyway to get the new movie Promos other than seeing the movieor trading
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I now of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #335 from dusty2005:
         YOU HAVE TO TELL ME-WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL FAVORITE POKEMON?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hmmm.....guess I haven't made it clear yet......"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gang?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #336 from pikachu89:
         Refer to Q312. Will WofC, Game Keeper & premiere stores have Gym Heroes booster packs to sell to tournament participates to add to their decks on Sat.August 5?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't think so. The cards don't go on sale until later that month."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #337 from farto:
         Will Ancient Mew be in English, and will it be non-playable? If non-playable, with this lead to "bannings"?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It will not be in English. I have no info on bannings for you, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #338 from guest80:
         Do you feel like Wigglytuff has become as overused as Charizard and Blastoise once were
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I do hear alot about Wigglytuff yes. Me? I woudl rather be original with my Thread the Weedle deck and lose than be one of the crowd."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #340 from warlockmaster:
         How is the Space Weedle project going?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "260 + cards so far!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #341 from guest128:
         how many energy cards are going to be included in the gym heros pack?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Good question, I'm guessing possibly 2 as in other sets?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #342 from guest133:
         Can you get more booster then 2 that is mentioned on the WOTC Web Site
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Those are the only ones we have in stock right now, check you rlocal retailers."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #344 from guest88:
         which came first, the spearow or the egg?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Geez, nows its philosophy huh?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If a Weedle fell in the forest, would anyone (besides me) run to its aid?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #345 from Reubot:
         yes TR's mewtwo has 3 attacks and does max 60 damage. Its cool
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well, we haven't released it yet so..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #346 from guest152:
         Are there going to be non-foil versions of the foils in Gym: Heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, the set is already larger than normal."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #347 from TPS_myuu:
         why cant u do this on mirc
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What is that?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #348 from andrew_072:
         Why replace the damage counters with cardbord thingees? they still looklike candy =/
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummm...what kind of candy are you talking about dude?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #349 from guest73:
         Dark Persian Promo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yeah?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #350 from guest114:
         What was the error that delayed the NP Dark Persian promo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #351 from dusty2005:
         I FOUND A PENNY ON HEADS YEASTERDAY. DOES THAT MEAN I'M LUCKY?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Depends on who's heads it was on."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #352 from farto:
         Of course there will be pre-release, they have done that with a lot of the sets, incuding Jungle, Fossil, Rocket, and now.. im pretty sure, Gym 1. Are you just trying to trick us?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, I just wasn't told yet I could mention them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #353 from guest114:
         What were the origionally planned promotionsfor Eevee and Arcanine? (before thw league)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They were always planned for the league."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #354 from Marril2000:
         Why did you create the PROMO stickers @ the league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Why not?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #355 from andrew_072:
         will the real slim shady please stand up, and put one of these fingers on each hand up, and be proud to be outta your mind, outta control....?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Geez, I'm getting tired of that song......"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #356 from Angie_13:
         if your league has just started, in the us, do they start at season 1 or do they continue with the rest of the leagues at season 8?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Depends, most likely they join in in Season 7 thoughyou start at earniong your season 1 badge first, then move on to season 2 badges and so on."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #357 from TPS_myuu:
         are u gonna have the theme dec and if are there going to be the same
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There will be theme decks, and the same as what?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #358 from guest114:
         What are the first 2 Gym Sets? There are only 2!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "In the US! In Japan there was Gym 1-4."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #359 from TPS_myuu:
         wats the deal w/ the space weedle
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Check out the Pokegymn for details."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #360 from Scrye_Fung:
         Can Mysterious Fossil be played before the actual game begins, i.e., while you're deciding your Active and Benched Pokemon before the "actual" game?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes, but ONLY if you have at least 1 normal basic Pokemon in your hand."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #361 from guest128:
         what type of donuts can we expect for breakfast on the 22nd?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Da Boss is hoping for Maple bars. Me? I like any kind except jelly, they squich like bugs when you bite into them (an old Calvin and Hobbsism)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #363 from dusty2005:
         IF WEEDLE WAS TRAVELING AT .62 MPH, HOW LONG WOULD IT TALKE HIM TO GO TO NY FROM LA?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Depends on which train line he was taking."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #365 from guest150:
         Will There be 1st edition gym cards
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #366 from cervante:
         are the legendary birds promo holofoil
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #367 from IMAKUNI_00:
         my cat likes monkeys do u?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well, my cat ate a bunch of Sea Monkeys once......"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #368 from Polyester_Dash_DJZ:
         Like my buddies at War say..."Why can't we be friends? Why can't we be friends? Why can't we be friends? Why can't we be frieeends?" And you know what friends do, right? Friends give their Space Weedles to me.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Now its Disco????????"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What an ecclectic bunch you are!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That's why I love ya!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "GROUP HUG!!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Now let's all sing!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "KUMBAYA MY LORD!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "KUMBAYA!!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(geez I hope Pat gets back soon.......)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #369 from redi3:
         Are there any plans to ban Team Rocket's Trap in GYM I. It is broken and easily abused, you lose your hand on the first turn, counter that!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dude, there are no banning plans as of now. Besidesthat deck can be beaten if you really think on it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #370 from megathonii:
         do you need to use dark cards with dark? say you have a charmander fromteam rocket and then evolve it. do you have to evolve it with dark charmeleon or can you use any charmeleon and if you do use dark charm do you need to use dark charizard or can you use any charizard?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You start with non-dark basic (there are no dark basic Pokemon). When you evolve to Stage 1 you decide whether you will use Dark ornon-dark Pokemon and then your stage 2 has to be the same as your Stage 1 in this respect."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #371 from JabDaggar:
         Hey, can you tell me when the Oingo Boingo expansion is coming out withthe Dark Oingo Boingos and the Promo Oingo Boingos and Oingo Boingo Spray/Stadium? Because I'm dying to know when they are coming out. Thanks! CATERPIE forever!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ahhh! I know what fan site you visit!!! :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #373 from Evil_Satoshi3:
         can you evovle promo eevee when you play it from your hand?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You cannot normally evolve it no (not on the turn itis played) but if you evolve another Pokemon then you can use its Chain Reaction the turn it is played, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #374 from Marril2000:
         The sight url you gave us: http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/heros_prereleasestores.asp doesent exest!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it does, try http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/heroes_prerelease.asp"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #377 from JabDaggar:
         do you like Kakuna? He's swell. ;)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well he is related to the coolest pokemon..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #378 from mtgdigpokdbzgundam:
         if you can put 4 slowbros and 4 dark slowbros in a deck why cant you put 4 base set pikachu and 4junggle pikachu in a deck(i got this from a q&a on thewizards pokemon site)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It all has to do with the name on the top of the card. The Jungle Pikachu and the Base Pikachu are both named "Pikachu" regardless of what set they come from. Raichu and Dark Raichu have different names."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #379 from Brocktrainer13:
         have you seen scary movie
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not yet, just saw Chicken Run though (I don't want to be a pie)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #380 from Pkmn61:
         Captain Weedle! How could you forget about NC on the East Coast STS
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Geez dude! I don't make these choices! I am just the messenger (say, doesn't the messenger usually GET it in the old war flicks??)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #381 from Chaz-:
         I ask again, in simpler turns, would a ditto's or Mr. Mime's pokemon power be active on the first turn if its controller does not go first.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Of course."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #382 from TPS_myuu:
         can u evolve ditto by copying evee?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "R&D is checking into this one. They originally said yes but you will have to wait for an official answer."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #384 from TPS_myuu:
         can u evolve clefairy by metromoning tr magikarp?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Same thing, R&D is checking, last they said you could."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #387 from Pkmn61:
         If I keep asking for a stop in NC for the East Coast STS, will you eventually crack and say OK :D
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Probably not but keep trying!!! :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #388 from IMAKUNI_00:
         do u have to have a golden ticket to go to sts in calif? to play? because i won the contest to fly to the sts and i did not get one!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, just bring the paperwork you've been sent and you are fine."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #390 from guest154:
         if i beat up a kid and stole his gold invite, would i be allowed on theship?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That's cold dude. No."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #391 from jediman47:
         question on the STS system of scoring. in the invitation/packet i got,i saw it said 1 point for tie, 0 pts for loss, 3 points for win. on the blue paper that came with it, it also had you only get 2 points if you win on time limit. on the site it says nothing about the 2 point thing. that's 2/3 of the official places saying no, and 1/3 + lots of websites assuming you only get 2 points if you win on time limit. can you clarify please?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We just had a meeting on this last week. The last Iheard is what I posted on the opening announcements."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #392 from guest161:
         Can You 3 damage counters of one of your Pokémon with a Alakazam and move them to Mr. Mime and those counters are gone from play?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, Mr. Mime's Power only protects you against attacks, moving damage counters isn't an attack."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #393 from Marril2000:
         Why does Wizards some how ignore NEW HAPSHER and MAINE?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What do you mean? There ar eleagues in those states."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #394 from TPS_myuu:
         goto my website at www.lightningstorm.net please
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "ok....(don't start making me advertize for you all though)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #395 from guest120:
         Ne info on the new league it will the the orange league correct (and after that we could have a jolt league
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No info yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #396 from farto:
         Ditto vs Charmander- Ditto has a Double Colorless Energy. Ditto uses Ember. Does Ditto have to discard the DCE (because technically, it says to discard1 energy card, and only 1 energy card.) Ditto only has 2 Fire ENERGY on him, not one Fire energy card. Do you still have to discard? (I am being VERY technicalon this question)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You must discard 1 fire energy card. The DCE on Ditto counts as 1 fire energy card that provides 2 energy. If it is the only card attached, you must discard it to use ember."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #397 from Calathon:
         I understand http://pokegym.thedojo.com will have a master list of all chat rulings up permanently! :-) for those interested.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "ok :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #398 from guest161:
         is Apprentice legal?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't make or support it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #399 from ckbrown123:
         Does everyone constantly have to talk about weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hey!! They keep asking me!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #400 from guest152:
         since Ancient Mew has a different backing than other cards, wouldnt it be considered a marked card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If it becomes playable, you would have to use opaquecard sleeves just as if you mixed japanese cards in your deck."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #401 from Marril2000:
         What do you mean abou Gym Heroes Prerelease Stores?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Check out our web site for information on the upcoming Gym Pre-Release event on August 5th!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #402 from kpknitro:
         tell me the rarity of arm bar, gouging, flying from the top rope, ddt
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "This ain't the wrestling forum either."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #403 from Magmar2000:
         Any info on Blaine's and Giovonni's Challenge in league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "What do you want to know? Probablyshould email us on this one since we are running out of time."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #404 from pichuforest:
         if you been absent many days from the pokemon league will you get kick out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That shouldn't happen, no."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #405 from tnvideo:
         Does ditto copy the defending pokemon damage?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #406 from zoink300:
         Can I join the pokemon league even though i just started TCG
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #407 from guest161:
         Are There Going To be Any Ultra Rare cards in English?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #409 from Magmar2000:
         What will happen if you guys don't get rights to NEO? WIll that be theend of English Pokemon sets?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I dunno, we are still negotiating."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #410 from warlockmaster:
         OK, now I do not know if this issue has been thoroughly addressed or not, but are they going to bring TR Trap and Hallucination Gym to the US or not? And if so, will anything be done to limit or restrict their use in certain tournaments/tours?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but there are no immediate plans for any bannings. Bannings and restrictions NEVER take place BEFORE cards are released and observed in the public tournament environment."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #411 from Chrisbo:
         Hey, why aren't any ToysRUs locations on the "Prelease Tournament" List(waaaahhh!!!)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry I don't know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #412 from zoink300:
         How many matches do i have to win to win badges?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You need 500 points for a badge, a win counts for 20, a loss for 10."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #414 from JabDaggar:
         since Sabrina's Venomoth is in Gym 1, could you tell us if Sabrina's Venonat is in Gym 1 ask well?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #415 from Polyester_Dash_DJZ:
         Tell us the Thread the Weedle deck. I've got one called "Arigato the Prudent Weedle! Dance Dance Like You Want To Win!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "hee hee hee. Write and ask for Master Trainer Mike."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #416 from pichuforest:
         which is better: beccket orthe pokemon official pricing book?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That is an opinion question."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #417 from Magmar2000:
         How does it make you feel knowing that I'm probably going to have bad eyes for looking at my computer for 2 hours straight? ;-)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Geez, at least you don't have impacted typing fingers as well!!@"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #418 from guest102:
         My pokemon league (on-cue) was not on your prerelese list! is there a chance they might still have the tourney?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, probably not."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #419 from pikachu89:
         Refer Q336. I asked if Heroes will be on sale Aug. 5, because for the Tournament it says you can use up to 2 boosters to enhance your deck. So, don'tyou think the cards would be available in order to use them that day?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, you are given the two boosters when you take part in the tournament."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #420 from guest161:
         Is there going to be a Missingno. card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #421 from will94:
         Mike, I live in Georgia and have Weddle cards I've been wanting to send. If I send them tomorrow will they get there on time to go on the Space Weddle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They should!! And if not, they will be used for theSpace Weedle two!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #422 from guest147:
         Do you ever wonder why Wizards has you saying "no comment" to info theyalready made public? :)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Cuz we are a huge company and I don't know everything??"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #427 from Magmar2000:
         Mike, I'm pretty sure that there were only 2 gym sets in Japan.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not what I was told."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #429 from guest128:
         DId you find out if the free trip winners get and inside (windlessroom)or nice big staterooms????? This is the 3rd time I've asked this.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dude, I have no idea, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #430 from JabDaggar:
         Well, I HAVE been really thinking about it. But I just CANNOT find a way to beat that TR Trap deck consistently. Could you enlighten us?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I've beaten it with a Stall deck."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Keep thinking... :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #431 from Sundarsu:
         Will any Gym: Heroes cards have a different text than the japanese ones?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Possibly."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #434 from JabDaggar:
         Hiya captain weedle! I am known as....JabDaggar! Big suprise, no? :) Actually, Koga's Weedle is a good card.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Cool."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #438 from tps_myuu:
         if u use metronome and metrognome tr magikarp's rapid evolution can u evolve it into gyarods
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "R&D is checking into that, the last time they said yes you could."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #439 from JabDaggar:
         Hey, I have a serious question. If someone hits slowpoke for a 50 HP attack, could you somehow (legally of course), draw a card, scoop up slowpoke within 9 seconds, could you deny your opponent a prize?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #440 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         What's with this space Weedle stuff?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It started as a joke way back. Read the Pokegym fordetails."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #441 from Chris_annie:
         some one said that they called wizards and they said that you could only use 1 plus power.true or false?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "false."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #443 from tps_myuu:
         if u use ditto and copy evees and use its power can u evovle it into flareon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Wait for the R&D answer on that one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #444 from JabDaggar:
         If Mew uses deevolution beam on an opponent's Wartortle, can the opponent evolve that SAME squirtle back into the Wartortle on the owner's VERY next turn?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #447 from Sundarsu:
         Will the new league have any new badges?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No details on it yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #448 from JabDaggar:
         if a clefable metronomes a moltres' Wildfire attack, does the clefable actually have to discard FIRE energy for the attack to DO anything?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #449 from Avatar of Magic:
         What's your favourite scay movie SYDNEY
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I watched Incubus last night with William Shatner made in late 60's. It was the first movie filmed all in Esperanto. All in all itwas pretty lousy though."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #452 from warlockmaster:
         In response to Q 398 why not support apprentice? Online play is one of the most growing and popular ways to play mtg, pokemon, and other TCG and CCG's,so why would you not recommend it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't own Pokemon or the Pokemon license. It is not up to us."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #453 from JabDaggar:
         will there be an 'official' translation so we could play the Ancient Mew with opaque sleeves?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You can learn its translation at the Leagues later on."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #454 from Maru The Guru:
         If I have a Scyther active and another on my bench and its my opponenets turn, and he uses Swords Dance with his Ditto, then on my turn I retreat for my different Scyther on my bench, then on his turn he uses Slash. Does it do 30 or 60?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "60"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #455 from guest185:
         In Apprentice it says its a Officialy Licensed WOTC Product
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That was Magic Apprentice."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #457 from guest154:
         is there a number i can call to complain on about my league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Call cust serv at 1-800-324-6496."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #463 from Pkmn61:
         If I send a case of donuts to you and MT_Pat, will you "convince" the people who make decisions for STS stops to have one in NC? :D
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gooc try :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #477 from guest161:
         refer to quest #443 ditto may NOT evolve
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "R&D IS CHECKING INTO IT!!!!!!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oookay gang, I'm getting punchy so here are the announcemenbts again."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Here are the announcements. First, an R&D ruling. Team Rocket's Magickarp and Promo Eeevee's Chain Reaction can be used the tunr those Pokemon come into play. Since they pull an evolution card from your deck instead of playing an evolution card from your hand they are NOT limited to the normal rule of evolution and thusly will also NOT be stopped by Aerodactyl's Prehistoric Power either."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Here is the latest POSSIBLE East Coast Mall Tour information. Please keep in mind that it is STILL being worked on, and thus not finalized."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "August 26-27 Troy, MI"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 9-10 Townson, MD"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 16-17 Cinncinnati, OH"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 23-24 Schaumberg, IL"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sept 30-Oct 1 Independence, MO"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 7-8 Alpharetta, GA"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 14-15 Braintree, MA"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 21-22 King of Prussia, PA"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oct 28-29 Nanuet, NY"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nov 4-5 Miami, FL"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Some rules information on the main tournament at theupcoming STS. It is a swiss style tournament. You will earn 3 points for a win (meaning take all 6 prizes, deck him out, or knock out his last Pokemon), 2 points for a draw (anything NOT a win or loss), and 1 point for a loss. When timeis called, the player that is playing gets to finsih his turn and then the other player gets one last turn. Player's will be allowed to use dice instead of coins if they so choose. If you are late to your match your opponent gets to takeone of his prize cards, if you are more than 5 minutes late, het gets 2 prize cards, and you forfeit if you are 10 or more minutes late to your match. Matcheswill still be 20 minutes long and there will be 15 minutes between matches to finish up, learn your next match pairing and get settled for the next match. Lastly, the judges will all be trained and ready to help keep this a fun event for all, unsportsmanlike conduct and stalling will be dealt with accordi"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "accordingly (from a warning to a lost prize card to a game loss to a DQ). Please keep in mind that these rules may vary somewhat at the match but these are bascially as it will be."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Gym Heroes™ expansion has a new type of Trainer card called a Stadium card. It also has versions of some Pokémon with names likeMisty's Staryu or Brock's Onix. When playing with these cards, keep these things in mind:"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Stadium cards are a special kind of Trainer card that stay on the table ("in play") after you play them. They affect the game for aslong as they stay in play. Only one Stadium card can be in play at a time, so if there's one on the table already and a new one comes into play, discard the old one."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Trainer's Pokémon are Pokémon that have trainers' names in their titles. Since the names "Misty's Staryu" and "Staryu" are different, you can have 4 copies of each in your deck if you want. But since Misty's Starmie says "Evolves from Misty's Staryu" on it, you can't evolve a regular Staryuinto Misty's Starmie (and you can't evolve Misty's Staryu into a regular Starmie). You treat Staryu and Misty's Staryu like two completely different Pokémon!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "And finally, I want to thank all of the folks who have sent in their Weedles to be a part of the Space Weedle (Thank you to Tyais for helping to get the word out on the Pokegym as well). I 've received over 250 so far and if we keep getting more then we may have to build more than one SpaceWeedle as well. If you want to be a part of the Space Weedle project, please sign the front of your extra Weedle cards and mail them to Master Trainer Mike c/o Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #488 from guest147:
         You have an IV donut feed,right? :)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Geez, no wonder I'm getting punchy my donut IV is empty!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "On thatnote its time to go. Master Trainer Pat willbe ack next week (thank god)."