Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, July 6, 2000
by Ka-Lok Fung - Scrye Contributing Editor

Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Lastly I wanted to thank all of you who have contributed to the Space Weedle project so far. I have received 115 Weedles so far and more are coming in every day. I also wanted to thank Tyais for helping get the word out for the Space Weedle. Many of the cards coming in have the Pokegym on them in support of his site. If you want to contribute and be a part of Pokemon history, please sned your extra Weedle cards to Master Trainer Mike c/0 Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057. Be sure to sign your name on the cards so all can see how you took part in this fun project."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Now, on with the questions :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #2 from gooman:
         will there be a second pokemon league after this one ends?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup yup!!! No details available yet though (sorry)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #3 from Paokkk:
         What is going to be the next Pokémon League Promo card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno!!! Eevee right now, nothing to announce (yet)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #4 from Paokkk:
         What is the next promo out this summer not counting the movie promos and dark Persian?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno!!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Geez, get the feeling I'll be typing that alot??"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Remember gang, if I have somethingI can tell you about a new or upcoming product I will. Asking me over and over again won't help :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #5 from IMAKUNI_00:
         what other events will happen at the STS instead of the tourny?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well, there will be a King of the Hill tournament, gun slinging against WOTC's best Pokemon Masters, a place to get your picture in front of a Giant Pokemon card (I'm hoping for Weedle), and other side events as well."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #6 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         For Venomoth when it uses its "Shift," how do you know what its Weakness is? Or do you count that?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It's weakness remains the same, which is to Fire."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #7 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Do you know what set of Pokemon cards you are releasing next? I really want to know!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That would be the Gym:Heroes set coming out in August."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #8 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Are you going to use Pokedex data from the Gameboy Yellow version of Pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, not that I've heard."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #9 from guest26:
         when will we get our golden ivatations?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You should get them in the mail within 2 weeks of the event. If you haven't please email us at custserv@wizards.com with your information so we can get this corrected for you."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #10 from Paokkk:
         Will there be any Pokémon in gold and sliver be release as a promo cardhere in US?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, I have no info on any Gold or Silver or Neo cards yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #11 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Are there any other Pokemon Trading Card Game CDs besides the Base Set 2 one?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #12 from pikachu89:
         Are Pokemon Leaguesholding weekly drawings to send people to the STS? If so, when do/did they start?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "My understanding is that they should have. I heard it was a contest that each league was supposed to send entries in for. Ask for Gym leader for details."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #13 from Paokkk:
         What will be the Pokémon League promo card for the first season of the new Pokémon? Will there be a new league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There are plans for a new league, no info beyond that, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #14 from Pkmn61:
         Seeing as The STS showdown has people from europe, are we to use rocketgrimer and fighting weakness vileplume as they were intended to be printed? (Poison, not sleep and fire weakness?)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Good question! Since the English translated cards will be in the far majority, my understanding is that you play the cards as they are printed still. So if you have a Vileplume with the error weakness it is still played as is."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #15 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         How come Mew and Mewtwo don't have very many HP? I thought they were like the strongest Pokemon!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't think they drank enough milk growing up........."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #16 from Pkmn61:
         Seeing as you said last week that the East coast STS sites aren't the definate sites, I made a petition to have a stop in NC (I guess bugging you didn't work ;) ) So if you want me to, I'll send it to you after the chat
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Thanks :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #17 from Chrisbo:
         Scenario: Mr.Mime with Defender receives an attack that does 40 dmg. The online rulebook says that Trainers are figured before Pkmn Powers; so the Defender would reduce the dmg from 40 down to 20, and this would slip under the Invisible Wall, right?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Right!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #18 from Chrisbo:
         Computer Error: is there any rule or "etiquette" on who goes first whendrawing cards? Or do you alternate (I draw one, you draw one, I draw one, etc...)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As stated on the card, you (the player who is playing the computer error) draws your (up to) 5 cards first, then your opponent ha sthe option to do so."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #19 from Chrisbo:
         Computer Error: do you have to announce up front how many cards you're going to draw? Or can you draw one at a time & stop at your own choosing?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You must announce up front how many you will draw and then draw that many."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #20 from Chrisbo:
         From Last Week: Would Dk.Wartortle's MirrorShell stop working if the opponent benches their pokemon first (same as Smokescreen)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, since the Mirrorshell is NOT refering specifically to that Pokemon."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #21 from Chrisbo:
         I presume that when Dk.Wartortle's MirrorShell is used that you apply weakness & resistance. Is this correct?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Correct!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #22 from Haymaker:
         are the promo cards shown in the chicago sun times the upcoming movie promos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, I'm in Seattle so I didn't see them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #23 from Haymaker:
         are these cards all new?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno (if you mean the Chicago Sun cards)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #24 from Paokkk:
         Are you guy going to release any gym promos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Probably."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #25 from Pkmn61:
         OK, you said in an earlier chat that individual stores can choose to ban people due to age. Is there some other way to get badges in order to get into the STS showdown because all the stores in my area do the "If you're over 12, you're a sicko and can't come here anymore"?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, I would definately talk with the managers of the stores about this issue. Most of them can be reasonable if you talk calmly with them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #26 from Chrisbo:
         From Last Week: How much damage is done to each pokemon if Rapidash uses Agility(Heads) followed by opponent Dk.Wartortle's Mirror Shell followed by Rapidash's Agility(Tails)? Is it 0, 30, or 60? Take your time & think about this one carefully please.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Turns out I gave you the correct answer last week, it's 60."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #27 from Haymaker:
         I have japanese cards that have the same attacks as the promos picturesin the newspaper, so why are they called all new 9(other than the cool articunopic, replaced with an ugly one)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "GUys, we only make the translations of the original Japanese cards. They are all new in that they are translations. Remember we doNOT own Pokemon, we primarily just translate them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #28 from Haymaker:
         any new promo info? like on the league cool porygon or any new ones, previously unanounced
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, sorry :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #30 from Scrye_Fung:
         so what's the weedle count now?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "About 115 so far!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #31 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         I'm just curious. Do you know any of the new Pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Personally? I did see Lugia at the grocery store once."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #32 from Wild_Psychic_Mew:
         Are there just Holo Dark Raichus or are there Unholo Dark Raichus?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Only Holo Dark Raichus."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #33 from gooman:
         Is there going to be a big Super Trainer Showdown on the East coast like there was one on the west coast in California?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup! Though it may be called olsmething different."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #34 from Haymaker:
         why was it pushed back and hour, for the chat?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We have been very busy here and usually the chat runs out of steam at the end. Now you get 2 fun packed hours!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #35 from gooman:
         Did japan copy off of Wizards when making dark raichu, or did Wizards just move the dark raichu card from another set to Rocket (got it from a later set of japanese cards)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I believe we made that card first."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #36 from Haymaker:
         has the WB store promo jumbo card been released? My WB store released them yesterday.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #37 from Haymaker:
         is there an official relese date for gym heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not official no, mid-August."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #38 from BRTW101:
         What would you say is a resonible price for a piece of cardboard with writing on it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, certainly not what I see them going for on thesecondary market :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #39 from BRTW101:
         Why do you beleive that Pokemon are so popular?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, well some say cuz they ars so dang cute, some say because of the strategty involved, me? Weedle makes it all work out!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #40 from haymakergotkicked:
         why is the art on some cards changed?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Different cultures, different cultural values."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #42 from Gengar612:
         Will people in the east tour be allowed to use gym cards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As far as I know, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #43 from haymakergotkicked:
         why is card art sometimes changed? for example Team rocket Grimer, why are these cards changed? nothing was wrong with it before. there might have beensome sick people that would joke about certin cards, but they are ignorant, whyshould it hinder our cards? i'd be dissapointed if cards like grimer and misty's tears were banned or changed because of a few sick jokes by jerks.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Understand that poeple form different cultures and countries find different things objectionable. Since this is primarily a children's game, we do not wish to publish anything that would upset parents."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #45 from Big_Pappa_Poke:
         Has Wizards decided what they are going to do with League after the 8thseason? I became a Gym Leader 2 weeks ago but I have no info and many trainers are asking me during League.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, we are very busy getting ready for the STS. They should have info snet out in the near future."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #46 from haymakergotkicked:
         do you guys get tired from "computer lag" from chatting for hours?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nah, too many years of computer games prepared me for it!! Anyone remember Zork??"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #47 from haymakergotkicked:
         any new info on the Best buy giving out anciant mews for buying more than $50 thing?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I passed that info along, tha's all I know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #48 from Fromando:
         Is Wizards considering altering or banning Team Rocket Trap?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As stated in the opening announcements, we have heard your concersna dnare having meetings about it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #49 from Fromando:
         Will any pokémon "celebrity's" be at the STS *Example: Imakuni or Mitsuhiro Arita* like they were last year at the Tropical Mega Battle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, well Master Pat and Boss Mike and I will be there, does that count????"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #50 from Fromando:
         Have you aquired the rights to print the NEO expansion yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, not yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #51 from Fromando:
         How will I recognize Mike and Pat at the STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We will be helping to judge the main tournament. Just ask any Wizards employee, they will know us."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #52 from Tyais:
         So I take it you had one of those infamous meetings with donuts to go to... that why you guys adjusted the schedule???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "DOH!!! Curses, foiled again...."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #53 from Fromando:
         What's the Space Weedle card count this week?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "115"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #54 from haymakergotkicked:
         can WOTC contact Best buy's main office and ask them what's the deal?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As far as I know we have."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #55 from pikapikajoe_123:
         can i use my neos in the pokemon league if i have a translation paper
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #56 from Earthbound410:
         If Venomoth Shifts to Psychic and a Muk comes into play, does Venomoth stay Psychic or is he back to Grass.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Venomoth would remain Psychic."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #57 from Pikabruce:
         What do the initials "DCI" stand for?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Duelists Convocation International."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #58 from pichuforest:
         do team rocket american card alike with the japanese one?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They are mostly the same."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #59 from haymakergotkicked:
         will you put a picture of the space weedle on the web when it's done, or put it in an issue of top deck?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It will probably appear in both places (I'm hoping to have it at the STS as well)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #60 from Scrye_Fung:
         Care to do the annoucements again later?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I do them every hour."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #61 from pikapikajoe_123:
         i have sheets on the neo set translated into english if i mail them to wizards can you make the neo set
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ahhh, if it was only that simple......."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #62 from E_Articuno:
         Prolly this is on R&D, When you have no cards in deck and use Rattata'sTrickery, Would you end up with 1 less prize card? or the Card in Deck condition doesn't allow it to be used...
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You would not be able to use it, it says to Switch acard, meaning there must be 1 card in each area (prize pile and deck) in order to use this Pokemon Power."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #63 from Magikarp87:
         How many Gym (Stadium) cards are going to be in the Gym: Hereos set?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno exactly 6 or so I think."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #64 from Earthbound410:
         Can you give us any information on the Legendary Bird promos for P2K?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Only that they will be be given out starting the second week of the movie while supplies last."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #65 from Marril2000:
         Will the GYM SYMBALL ON THE CARD BE DIFFERENT?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They will have the head of the particular Gym leaderon them just like the Japanese cards did."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #66 from Brocktrainer13:
         MASTER_TRAINER_MIKE IS THERE A SURE SCHEDULE FOR THE EAST COAST STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope not yet, still be ing solidified."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #67 from gooman:
         after this pokemon league has ended will there be another league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There are plns for more, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #68 from Beats:
         If you use mew's develoution on a stage 2 pokemon that has been evloved using a pokemon breeder does the stage 2 pokemon turn into the basic pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it would, as the Stage 1 Pokemon card isn't there."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #69 from ChefBoyRd:
         have there been any east coast sts schedule changes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not officially yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #70 from Aaron_the_Great:
         Last week you said you were looking at the next promo card and started laughing evilly. Does that mean it's a Weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "OH IF ONLY!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #71 from ThePanther:
         Any chance of the Space Weedle making it's way to the STS? It would make me more willing to get my rear-end over there. ;)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I hope on getting it there. You might want to bringmore than just your rear-end though :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #72 from IKendall:
         \ask If ditto copies a promo eevee, then you evolve one of you r benched pokemon, can you use the copied "Chain Reaction" power and search for and evolve ditto to an eevee evolution?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes you can!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #74 from rocket_team:
         can u retreat if u have a full bench?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes, you switch your active Pokemon with one of themfrom the bench."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #75 from gooman:
         Wait where do i send my extra weedles and what do need to do sign them and what else?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If you want to contribute and be a part of Pokemon history, please send your extra Weedle cards to Master Trainer Mike c/o Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057. Be sure to sign your name on the cards so all can see how you took part in this fun project."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #76 from guest39:
         If you attack your oppenet with a team rocket eevee useing sand attack,then your oppenet uses gust of wind to switch eevee, and your oppenet keep the defending oppenet the same, does your oppenet need to flip when they attack you?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes they do, the Sand Attack only references the defending Pokemon (not Eeevee)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #77 from GameKeeper4089:
         I haven't seen any Wizard's stamped Dark Charmeleons anywhere. How many were released and where were the issues of Top Deck sent? The Wizards of the Coast and Game Keeper stores in my area never received it.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Drak Charmeleon that was released in Top Deck did NOT have a stamp on them. They were regular Dark Charmeleons that werre released early."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #78 from rocket_team:
         is neo/neo2 gonna come out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #79 from Earthbound410:
         Is there any possibility that DCI will start using different formats for Pokemon like Type 2 and stuff?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Many things are bing discussed."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #80 from haymakergotkicked:
         are you exited or unamused about the upcoing gold and silver and neo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I hope we get to do them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #81 from rocket_team:
         can u send fakes to the space weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I'd rather you didn't. Sends out the wrong message :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #82 from Magmar2000:
         How many emails have you gotten in favor of card bannings? ;-)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "16 so far."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #83 from zackarino:
         I am a member of the Pokémon League, but my DCI number isn't on your site. Why?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I know that the data entry folks are WAAAY behind."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #84 from Paokkk:
         When will wizards release the vending sheet promo or won't release it at all?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No dates set yet."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #85 from rocket_team:
         when did the league start and when will it end?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It started in most locations last September. It will end this summer and then more league stuff should go on past the ending of this league."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #86 from Diamondz:
         Sorry if you already answered this, I just joined. To join in the STS tournament @ Long Beach, is it sufficient to simply bring your 3 badges and your official League book with stamps in it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Correct!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #87 from Magmar2000:
         Any new info on Gym1/Gym2/Neo/Neo2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gym Heroes out in August, Gym:Challenge out in October, beyond that is still in negotiation."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #89 from Magmar2000:
         Any new info on League Porygon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, no."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #90 from GameKeeper4089:
         Has Wizards or DCI released info about what next season's promotional card will be? If yes, what is it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We haven't."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #91 from ChefBoyRd:
         what was the incident that happned at the dallas sts
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, it is being investigated and I can't comment on it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #92 from rocket_team:
         will wizards make they're own sets since we ar copying cards faster than japan can make them?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't have the rights to do so, so I dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #93 from zackarino:
         Do you have connection's with Topdeck Magazine?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We make it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #94 from Paokkk:
         Are there going to release a gym Prerelease card in the league?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maybe, I dunno for sure."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #95 from haymakergotkicked:
         if you want to see the newspaper cards lokk at pojo.com
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ok I will, thanks."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #96 from SparkNinetales:
         Why don't WOTC make real card versions of the TCG GB cards (GB only)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nintendo made up those cards and they own them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #97 from Snot_Rocket:
         If you don't "own" it then how did you make Dark Raichu and Promo Eevee?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We have some small amount of leeway but that is all."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #98 from Magmar2000:
         I see you guys posted at PokeGym, why don't you also post at Pokeschool. I hardly go to Gym but go to School like 6+ times a day.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are so busy its hard to hit all the sites (sides I have posted there)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #99 from TrEkIeV:
         is the jumbo lendgendary bird card thats going to be giving away at thewb studio store going to be in english? how many more jumbo cards will there be?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Unfortunately I have not been told much about the jumbo cards friends, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #100 from Snot_Rocket:
         The original Japanese Gym set had approximately 90 cards, while the newAmerican Gym set has about 130 cards, does that mean wizards made new cards forGym?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, we are combining the first 2 japanese cards setsinto Gym:Heroes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #102 from SparkNinetales:
         Any response to the promo Ninetales idea?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not yet sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #103 from haymakergotkicked:
         isn't it interestint the the japanese put dark /riachu in the neo 2 set, so in a way, they translated one out our cards! the tables have turned?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #104 from TrEkIeV:
         will you guys adopt the non-archtype format to prevent everyone from playing haymakes and raindance?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "All of this sort of thing is in discussion, that's all I can say."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #106 from Paokkk:
         I heard that the Cool Porygon and the Jiggilpuff promo card are coming to the league and I'm just wondering if it came out, were the orginal Cool Porygon be worth more than the league one?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We have nothing to do with the secondary market and card values. We figure cards are worth whatever you can get for them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #107 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         why is weedle so good?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I always root for the underdog or in this case, the underweedle."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #108 from IKendall:
         Why do you like weedle over, say, Caterpie?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well to be honest, it started as a bit of a lark, you know, getting aksed 500 times a day what my favorite Pokemon was. I chose Weedle since no one else would (I remember being picked last for Dodge ball in 4th grade). Now the little bug has grown on me :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #109 from rocket_team:
         what do u recommend in a deck other than 4 weedle's?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Geez, there are so many different deck types ot try. Check out the Pokegym, Pokeschool, or Pojo for lots of good articles on deck ideas."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #110 from TrEkIeV:
         will gym be a sub set that cant be played with the other cards or will it be like an normal expansion
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It willbe like a normal expansion."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #111 from haymakergotkicked:
         interested in the pokemon movie this summer (ugh the last one was boring)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "SI've yet to see the last one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #112 from SparkNinetales:
         Is the trainer Pokedex culminative (like using 2 Pokedex to change the order of the top 10 cards of your deck)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No it isn't. You play one and it resolves, then if yo play anothyer you would rearrange the same 5 cards."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #116 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         will ancinet mew be allowed in gameplay?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There will be a translation made availabel for it through the league, beyond that I dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #117 from rocket_team:
         will the Ancient Mew given out at the movie be English or Egyption?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It will be in the same odd picture language as the japanese version was."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #118 from ThePanther:
         Is Gym Heros currently being printed? Literally, is it coming off the presses as we speak?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I think so."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #119 from SparkNinetales:
         Who is Imakuni?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "He is a rather popular though goofy character in theJapanese Pokemon card game lore. He runs around wearing what appears to be a teddy bear suit."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #121 from Snot_Rocket:
         Can you give me an address to send my Weedles to for the "Space Weedle"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If you want to contribute and be a part of Pokemon history, please send your extra Weedle cards to Master Trainer Mike c/o Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057. Be sure to sign your name on the cards so all can see how you took part in this fun project."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #124 from haymakergotkicked:
         if you ban those cards from gameplay, will you still publish them? I'd still like to add them to my collection.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry gang, no comments on bannings or anything likethat at this time. All different possibilities are being discussed."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #126 from pichuforest:
         if you been absent from the pokemon league will you get kick out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't think so."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #127 from Earthbound410:
         Can I get points for completing TR in Pokemon League.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Do you mean completing a set? You would have to check with your gym leader."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #128 from ChefBoyRd:
         why would someone use gengar in a no energy stall
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, I would need to hear more specifics. Ask theplayer doing it why he made that choice."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #129 from rocket_team:
         if a ditto is facing a sleeping muk, would it be a muk or ditto?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The end result is that Ditto is Ditto, not Muk."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #130 from ChefBoyRd:
         How are you doing?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ducky, and you all?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #131 from Brocktrainer13:
         my league allows use of japanese cards, are they supposed to?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Only as long as they are versions of cards already released in English, you have an English copy with you for translation purposes, and your entire deck is in opaque card sleeves."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #133 from Earthbound410:
         Who makes the decks featured in TopDeck, because they're really bad.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, sned your own suggestions in to them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #134 from BRTW101:
         What is the space weedle? could you please explain it me, and yes i know myquestion before was a little mean.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is a model of the Space Needle that will be constructed form donated Weedle cards. Started as a joke but now will be part of Pokemon history."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #135 from Snot_Rocket:
         If I use Dark Wartortles "Mirror Shell" then my opponent uses Rapidashes "Agility" and flips heads does Mirror Shell do anything?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Right, it would do nothing."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #136 from rocket_team:
         i have a neo translation, can i use neo cards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not in league or tournament play."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #137 from Magmar2000:
         If YOU were in charge of making bannings and restrictions, would YOU, and if so, what would they be? ;-)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Uh uh, I'm not answering THAT hot potatoe!! :)"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "(geez I'm spelling like Dan Quayle here)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #138 from guest46:
         How many cards are needed still to copmlete the Space Weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We will use as many as we get in."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #139 from pikawrath:
         When is the super trainer showdown
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "July 22nd."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #140 from rocket_team:
         how many cards are in gym and gym2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "130 cards in Gyn:Heroes, not sure about Challenge."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #141 from IKendall:
         do you know when the UK wll be able to get the P2K promos
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but I don't. I would contact WOTC in the UK and ask them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #142 from TrEkIeV:
         if the promos run out at p2k, will there be a place to mail in the stubs to get the promos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have nbo idea, that would be up to Warner Brothers."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #143 from Snot_Rocket:
         Will there be a "big prize" for having all eight league badges?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #144 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         will you still be able to work on the first badges after season 8 gets done?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but I don't have any specifics yet on what will happen after the league ends though we are working on future league activity."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #145 from guest46:
         Are there any plans for any official Pokemon stuff other than Pokemon League for the Omaha, NE area?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, I dunno. The League is the main thing we do with Pokemon."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #146 from pikachu89:
         At the P2K Movie site they said there will be a premiere on July 17 at Mann's Village in Westwood, Ca. Will the Ancient Mew cards be given out that night?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You would have to ask that theater that one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #147 from lin2830:
         i have a card with a pokeball symbol on the card (japanese)(it's n't from the gym heros), what does it mean? A vending card? a promo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is probably the japanese vending card symbol."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #148 from haymakergotkicked:
         can you verify the cards shown in the newspaper and pojos? the articunohad dimand dust attack and zapados had lighning burn attack.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "sorry, I can't."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #149 from Brocktrainer13:
         will the american promo mew be foil
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yup."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #152 from haymakergotkicked:
         any promos being given away at STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #153 from Paokkk:
         What would happen if wizards print one of the neo cards just for fun but then try to sell it on something like ebay?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We would get sued, not going to happen without permission."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #154 from Pkmn61:
         are you the famous Captain Weedle? Defender of innocent weedle cards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, could be :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #155 from SparkNinetales:
         Did you help create the "GB only" cards for the Pokemon GB TCG? If so, why make the Promo Imakuni? if all it does is Confuse your Active Pokemon?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We helped with the game but did not design those extra cards."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #157 from Pikabruce:
         In question 72 you said that Ditto opposite Promo Eevee could evolve. But Ditto's Pokemon Power says it can't evolve. Please clarify.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Wondering if someone would catch that. R & D is verifying the specifics. The Eevee Chain Reaction (like the attack on Team Rocket Magickarp) ignore the normal evolution rule in that you do NOT play a card from your hand but instead pull a card from the deck and place it on top. While thishas the same effect as evolving the Pokemon (removing attack effects for example) it is NOT the same as Evolving the Pokemon."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #158 from Trainer_William:
         When using Dark Dragonair/s Evolutionary Light can you evolve that pokemon on that turn?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes, as long as you hadn't just evolved to Dark Dragonair that turn."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #159 from gooman:
         Can we send in more than 1 weedle card and if we do should we sign eachof them
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Send in as many as you want and please sign them all!"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Now the announcements again:"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Fresh from R & D, Here are the announcements: First, How does Agility and Dark Wartortle Mirror Shell interact? Agility does NOT prevent Mirror Shell from happening as it does NOT refer to the Defending Pokemonwhen this attack is done."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Secondly, someone asked if there is a shuffling rulefor Pokemon. Normally you follow the DCI rules which allow you to shuffle or cut your opponent's deck."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Thirdly, a definition that may help with future rulings. Any card that provides Energy is considered an Energy card of the type it provides. So if you were to Energy Burn a DCE, it counts as a Fire Energy card that provides 2 fire Energy until the end of the turn. So it could be Gathered by Team Rocket Charmander but would only provide 1 coin flip for the Continuous Fireball attack on Dark Charizard."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As for the Eevee Chain Reaction questions, R & D is still researching into the "Counts as Evolving" rule. So hopefully we will haveanswers on it in the future."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We have heard all about the concern for some upcoming Pokemon cards such as Team Rocket Trap, Chaos Gym, and Team Rocket Zapdos. Rest assured that we are aware of your concerns and are looking into them."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Lastly I wanted to thank all of you who have contributed to the Space Weedle project so far. I have received 115 Weedles so far andmore are coming in every day. I also wanted to thank Tyais for helping get theword out for the Space Weedle. Many of the cards coming in have the Pokegym onthem in support of his site. If you want to contribute and be a part of Pokemon history, please send your extra Weedle cards to Master Trainer Mike c/o Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057. Be sure to sign your name on the cards so all can see how you took part in this fun project."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #160 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         yesterday i got a non 1st edition rocket booster and i got a dark ninetails missprint and i was wondering if the missprint was fixed yet?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Haven't heard about that one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #161 from Magmar2000:
         Can I ever come to one of your "Meetings"? I live in the area, and know a place with GREAT Donuts ;-)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but no. Thanks for the donut offer though (.....DOOOOOONUUUUTS!!!!!!!)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #162 from Earthbound410:
         Can you make Pokemon cards smell like Magic cards because I looooove smelling Magic cards!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Isn't that illegal???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #163 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         can we make a weedle look holo and send it in?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If you want though I will only be using actual Weedle cards for the Space Weedle."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #164 from Trainer_William:
         Will the movie promo cards be distributed to all movie theatres or justa certain chain?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't have that sort of info sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #165 from zackarino:
         Why did you skip#73
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If a question has been answered recently they will be skipped. If a question is rude it will be deleted."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #166 from Snot_Rocket:
         Can Clefable use Metronome with Magikarps Rapid Evolution?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it can."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #167 from guest46:
         Why is it that y'all haven't updated your page with anything other thanSTS stuff?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I asked at the meeting today and was told it should be up today or tomorrow (there were some last minute editorial changes)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #168 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         is there gonna be a weedle promo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oh I certainly hope so!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #169 from haymakergotkicked:
         are older people who like pokemon dorks? i mean everyone dosen't like older kids playing pokemon.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't think so. It fun for anyone that wants to play."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #170 from guest51:
         I came in late, but did I hear right that Ditto can copy Eevee's Chain Reaction to evolve? I thought Ditto could not evolve, no matter what. Maybe you meant Clefable could do it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, the last ruling I got (which could always change) is that Ditto could do so since the Chain Recation pulls a card from the deck NOT from your hand. If it pulled a card from the hand then it would NOT work."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #171 from ultra_Raichu:
         can you give us information on the gym heroes
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nothing specific."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #172 from guest46:
         Why is it that Dark Raichu is no longer an American exclusive?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't own Pokemon remember???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #173 from Aaron_the_Great:
         I saw the legendary Dragonite card from the GB game in a store. Is it areal card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I know of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #174 from Beats:
         If you used mew's develoution beam on a stage 2 pokemon that had pokemon breeder on it. Would the pokemon breeder be discarded or would it do back to the player's hand?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You actually do not leave the Breeder on a Pokemon when you play it, it goes to the discard pile when played and you place the Stage2 Pokemon on top of the basic Pokemon to evolve it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #175 from zackarino:
         If we send you are hand drawn cards, could you make them into Promos? and give us Credit, and even give us copies?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry, but no."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #176 from SparkNinetales:
         Where do i send my card ideas?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I would send them to fan sites or magazines like TopDeck, Scrye, or Inquest. They usually like to hear from the public."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #177 from Magmar2000:
         You have posted at Pokeschool, what was your screen name?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Captain Weedle I think."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #178 from pikapikajoe_123:
         can i use my neos (152-160) if i have a paper on translated neos
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not in League or tournaments no, amongst your friends is up to you and them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #179 from haymakergotkicked:
         is the vending series being released here a likley possibility!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "A good chance."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #180 from gooman:
         so will u guys probably cut Dark Raichu in Neo 2 if you come out with it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have no idea, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #181 from rocket_team:
         what does cool porygon do?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well it can actaully do some damage unlike the original."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #182 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         can you guys make a level 100 weedle that could kill a charizard?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can we?? Probably not. Should we??? I would vote for it :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #184 from Snot_Rocket:
         I'm confused about the gym sets... so sets one and two were combined tomake Heros? Could you please give a DETAILED description of both/the gym set/sets?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but no. Top Deck should have articles on it soon though."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #185 from TrEkIeV:
         will the pokemon league give jumbo energy cards like how magic gives out jumbo land?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No plans that I know of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #186 from guest46:
         Do you all have any extras of any of the promos like the Lv. 16 Pikachu(
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Me????"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #187 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         wheres the pokegym and the pokeschool?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Just search for them on the web. Easy to find and they are very active (the pojo as well)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #188 from ncraig:
         whats the news on the new promo cards from pokemon 2000? I think there was an article in the sun times.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I haven't seen it yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #189 from Trainer_William:
         IS the Ancient Mew Promo a hologram like Japanese or not?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it is."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #190 from Diamondz:
         When will WOTC release an official schedule of events for STS Long Beach? (or has it already been released?)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Should be in the next day or two."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #191 from rocket_team:
         what would u trade for a 1st ed weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, already have plenty thanks."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #192 from TrEkIeV:
         how much do they pay you to answer our questions?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "This is just one part of my overall job here."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #193 from IKendall:
         how about a deck with 4 Weedles and 56 Grass Enerhy for the lil' guys!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummm, migtht have a tough time against a stall deck."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #195 from Paokkk:
         Are wizards going to make a non-holo version of the base set?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't think so."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #196 from Snot_Rocket:
         How will gym be divided?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gym 1 and 2 combined to make Gym:Heroes, Gym 3 + $ combined to make Gym:Challenge."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #197 from Earthbound410:
         Can you do something over at DCI to encourage more drafting tournaments?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is not up to us, it is up to local business's andorganizers who set up and are willing to run tournaments."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #198 from Snot_Rocket:
         Will future sets have more cards in a booster?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I know of (it would cost you more which most people do not want)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #199 from Snot_Rocket:
         Will there be a foil in every booster like in japan?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope (it would cost you more which most people wouldnot want). Also foils would become more common and their collectibility would drop."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #200 from Trainer_William:
         Where is the gym leaders face going to be placed on the card? Will it be the same as the Japanese card format?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I think it will be the same as the japanese cards."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #201 from Magmar2000:
         Well Acient Mew ba banned from play?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, they are looking into this one for me."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #202 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         can i be imakuni? and can somebody load me a teddy bear suit?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well, halloween IS coming up."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #203 from rocket_team:
         will there be Imakuni cards in gym heros or villians?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't think so."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #204 from Pkmn61:
         OK, I've got to leave soon, so here's the URL for the petition http://38.200.160.83/ubb/Forum11/HTML/001585.html I'm planning to get a lot more sigs, so please consider a stop in North Carolina. Thank you.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I will pass along your suggestion."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #205 from Scrye_Fung:
         Is it true that Base 2 and Team Rocket are no longer being printed?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not true, they are still in print."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #206 from TrEkIeV:
         i own a card store and want to start running the pokemon leaugue here, what do i do?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Contact our Merchant Relations department at 1-800-821-8028."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #207 from SparkNinetales:
         why haven't you made transcripts for the last 2 chats?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They are being worked on."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #208 from rocket_team:
         why doesn't imposter oak cause the other guy to discard his hand?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno, we translate them as they are made. Keep in mind gang that this game wqas never really designed to be balanced, just to be fun."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #209 from haymakergotkicked:
         i consider you lucky for not watching that pokemon movie, avoid it if you can.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Thanks for the advice :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #210 from IZorakI:
         Why doesn't Wizards take a more serious look at Pokemon like it does Magic rather then just say it's only a Sociable game for fun and completely blow off all the competitive players of the game?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As previously stated, we do not own this game, we own Magic. We can do what we think is best for Magic, for Pokemon we must negotiate with several owners of the license (we have been negotiating for the Neo rights for 6 months now)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #211 from Dooglas:
         Please tell us anything you can about the Harry Potter CCG.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry don't know anything except it has been pushed back until sometime next year."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #212 from guest53:
         Can you evolve Eevee into one of the rocket evolution lines?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #213 from Marril2237045:
         In a Gym Heroes ad it said Misty, Brock, Lt. Surge, Erika and you, doesthat my that the (your name)'s Chansy will be in Gym heroes?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I dunno, Top Deck should have a card list in the next issue."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #214 from ChefBoyRd:
         I'm fine thank you.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Excellent :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #215 from guest47:
         Do Base 2 cards count toward collecting Base and Jungle in the TCG League?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hmmm, dunno. I will ask for you."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #217 from Magmar2000:
         Are the basic energy cards going to be in the Gym Heroes set?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I've heard taht they will."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #218 from rocket_team:
         can u use ancient mew in decks since its backround is supposedly different? (at least in japan)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't know if it will be allowed in League or tournament play yet. If so, you would have to have your entire deck in opaque sleevs so that that card wouldn't be marked."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #219 from Diamondz:
         I'm sure you Wizards are aware that all is not well amongst Pokemon Leagues out here -- much inconsistency, Gym Leaders not sending in DCI numbers for badges earned, etc. Are you working on ways to get the Leagues in order?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Our 5 very overworked people are doing the best thatthey can. If you ever hear of any problems please email us with any details."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #222 from Electabuzz_13:
         what will be done about the nude misty card for us folks here in America? Will they change the art, will they not release it, or will they simply leaveit the way it is? I am very concerened about this matter and no one from Wizards has (to my knowledge) officially confirmed whether or not the card will be released here.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "My understanding is that the original japanese card has her in shadow and supposed in a skin tight suit (not nude). It will be mademuch more obvious for the US release that she is clothed."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #223 from haymakergotkicked:
         is seattle fun? it most be the poke capitol of the TCG! (i went there one or two times.) since the space needle is where a world recod bungee jump was held, maybe a weedle toy could bugee jump off the space weedle.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Great idea!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #224 from rocket_team:
         i have 2 weedles base, would u take base set 2?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sure!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #225 from TrEkIeV:
         at my leugue in order to get a badge, we have to win a match with the "gymleader" , but i thought we get it automaticly when we get enough points
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You shouldn't have to beat the gyn lkeader. Please email us at custserv@wizards.com with the details so we can look into it for you."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #226 from Brocktrainer13:
         should the league give points for completeing a set that is only in japanese
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #227 from Electabuzz_13:
         What the heck is the space weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "A model of the Space Needle that will be made out ofyour dobated Weedle cards."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #229 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         is there still gonna be the tcg tours or whatever? and if there is can one come to southern utah?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Mall tour is done for now. East Coast dates will start late this summer."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #230 from guest46:
         In reference to Q135, doesn't Rapidash's Agility say that if anything happens during the opp's next turn, prevent it, so wouldn't Rapidash take 40 fromMirror Shell since it's during your (not opp's) turn?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Good catch!!! You are probably correct. I will confirm with R&D but I think you are correct. my bad..."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #231 from rocket_team:
         what is the deadline for sending in cards for the space weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I hope to have it constructed for the STS. If I still get cards after that maybe I will build 2 or a bigger one."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #232 from IKendall:
         why do WotC UK never give an answer when I ask when things that are outin the US will be out here?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They might not know yet. Keep in mind that release dates chnage right up until the last minute (delays in printing, licensing, etc). Since release dates usually change we usually choose to not give out a bad date."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #233 from rocket_team:
         when does league end?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Season 8 ends this summer. There may be more to it though.,"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #234 from guest55:
         Will you "cut" Dark Raichu from the english version of neo 2
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Dunno."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #235 from TrEkIeV:
         if i get the voucher from Target for P2K, will i still get the promo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have no idea, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #238 from Trainer_William:
         What are your favorite deck types?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I used to play Rain Dance alot, I've been testing stall and lock dates lately."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #239 from rocket_team:
         after the first week will ancient mew still be given out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Only while supplies last."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #241 from Earthbound410:
         Is the bilingual Eggxeccutor (sp?) from the Tropical Mega Battle legal in tournament play?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It should be."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #244 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         have you guys printed up any extra weedles for the space weedle or justfor fun?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, it will only be made from donated cards."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #245 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         whats the rarest card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "There is no rarest card in English (though the bilingual Eggxeccutor is fairly rare). In japanese I think its the birthday Pikchua (but don't quite me)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #246 from IKendall:
         do you get infuriated by pointless weedle questions (like this one for example)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, because ice cream has no bones."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #248 from pikaaaa212123:
         My basic magneton has a red backgrond instead of yellow why?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Probably a misprint."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #249 from rocket_team:
         are there ANY curcumstances in wich ditto can evolve?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "If it is copying Team Rocket Magickarp or the promo Eevee it could (see previous anserws)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #250 from Trainer_William:
         How is promo eevee attainable? Is it like the holo mew, in which you have to earn stamps?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes, it is like that."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #252 from Snot_Rocket:
         Can you use Brocks Ninetales' Pokemon Power to change it into like a Blastoise if there is an Aerodactyl in play?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but we don't give out rulings on Gym cards yet(not until they are released)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #253 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         i go to a league in utah and i'm goin to denver for 2 weeks. can i still go 2 league there?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You can earn points at other locations as long as they have the capacity, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #254 from rocket_team:
         WEEDLE is my 3rd favorite pokemon since it's sooooo cute!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Only number 3????"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #255 from crimson579:
         how tall will this space weedle be in feet or stories or however big u plan on buildin it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well it all depends on how many cards we get doesn'tit???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #256 from gooman:
         what is wrong wit those 3 cards, chaos gym, rocket zapdos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Check out the fan sites for their opinions on those cards."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #257 from rocket_team:
         were do u get you're donuts? (i buy mine in dunkin donuts)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sometimes there, usually we go cheap and buy the dayolds at the grocery store (soak them in coca-cola and they soften up again....yummm)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #258 from Magmar2000:
         Responding to Q #161, are you sure, the donuts are awfuly good. *MT Mike gets hypnotized and says yes* Just kidding ;-)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Oh well, if you are only kidding :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #259 from IKendall:
         dont you just love the smell of freshly opened pokemon cards!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sometimes, good for clearing the nasal passages."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #260 from rocket_team:
         can i make a promo weedle and send it in what are the chances of it being a real card (please help make it real!)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "To be honest, it would have no chance of being made but thank you for the offer."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #261 from Snot_Rocket:
         Can you set up some sort of Montana Trainer showdown for all the Poke-fans up north... the nearest thing was in Boise, about 2000 miles away...
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I would recommend talking with any local businesses and offering to helkp them run a sanctioned event."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #262 from Snot_Rocket:
         Will there be a Canadian STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I know of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #263 from Earthbound410:
         Do you not consider Pokemon a game with Hardcore players? You seem to treat it as some little kiddie fad.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We are aware that there are players of all levels that play. Since we do not own the game however, we only have limited control over its future."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #264 from rocket_team:
         can Clefable copy poke powers?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, only attacks."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #265 from Paokkk:
         Are wizards going to change the type of the Pokémon in th TCG like in the neo 2 which the change Magnemite to a steel type and some other one like Poliwrath, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, and Kabutops?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but I really don't know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #267 from Earthbound410:
         Does Pokemon Breeder count as evolving because it doesn't say so on thecard.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It still counts as evolving the Pokemon."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #270 from guest51:
         I see how Chain Reaction gets around Aerodactly by pulling the card from the Deck, but it is still evolving and I don't think Ditto should be able to do it! Can we remand this to R&D?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I had a meeting about this very thing with them yesterday. It is still in discussion."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #271 from rocket_team:
         will the gb cards be made into official ones since i seen some of them in japanese?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have no idea."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #272 from IKendall:
         Promo Weedle: 8000000HP. attacks (G) Master Trainer Mikes Love: if a pokemon hurts weedle (or looks at it the wrong way) remove all damage from weedle and knock out your opponent's active pokemon
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Now you're talking!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #273 from haymakergotkicked:
         will we have to rejoin the league once it starts up again?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes you should."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #274 from gooman:
         where is this space weedle going to be and how can we see it and know we contributed to it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hopefully it wil make it to the STS. Once built, pictures of it will go on our web site and in Top Deck magazine."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #275 from SparkNinetales:
         Where do I send my ideas if i possibly want them PRINTED?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We appreciate your interest in our products and loveto hear that our creations are inspiring others. Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting submissions for expansions based on Pokemon, nor can we accept any single-card submissions."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #276 from Earthbound410:
         What's your favorite kind of donut?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Depends on my mood, I like lemon filled and the maple frosteds."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #277 from SiLeNt_BoB121:
         i could get about 200 people to sign a thing to make the level 100 weedle. is that enough signatures?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Probably not, but thanks."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #278 from Magmar2000:
         Do any of you guys have AIM? ;-) Sorry, I'm getting bored ;-)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Someone please WRITE to this guy!!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #279 from Snot_Rocket:
         Can you send me free cards? If yes Instant message me for an address.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummmm. no."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #280 from lin2830:
         does the same rule like Dark-Dark apply on gym-gym? (the stage cards)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Probably but no official rulings on gym cards yet, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #282 from Electabuzz_13:
         Can I get a job at Wizards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Check out the job listings on our web site for possibilities."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #284 from TrEkIeV:
         how many cards will be in gym challenge
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "130 I think."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #286 from guest46:
         in reference to Q186, "you all" was to imply Wizards of the Coast in general. Does WotC have any promos to send out if a person sends in a self addressed stamped envelope? (Such as the Lv. 16 Pikachu or Lv. 23 Mew)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but we don't."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #287 from Snot_Rocket:
         Since when are there four gym sets?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I dunno, that is what I was told."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #288 from Chrisbo:
         I haven't actually been there in a while, but http://www.PokemonTop50,com is a good starting point to check out a variety of sites.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Let the fans check it out :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #289 from guest55:
         Is there a possibility of a DCI santioned tournament (not just the rules) for more serious players in the future
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #290 from Electabuzz_13:
         will you start releasing boosters in a 10 card format, like japan?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not that I know of."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Remember gang, japan and the US have VERY different markets. Much of what happens over there will never see the light of day here."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #293 from Magmar2000:
         You have said that there will not be the holo/non holo set up in Gym Heroes, but what about the "Gym Leaders" (as in Erika) trainer cards. Will they be in holo/non holo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I don't know, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #294 from lin2830:
         what are the acient mew's attacks?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You have to wait until the card is out and go to theleague to get the translation."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #295 from Snot_Rocket:
         I know you get this question every week but once again will you change the art on "Mistys Tears"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Why do people keep asking this same silly question over and over???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #297 from Scrye_Fung:
         Hmmm ... if they are not being printed (TR and BS2) why did the PokemonBrand Manager state that then to one of my colleagues at a recent meeting with her?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "And whom would that be???"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #298 from rocket_team:
         can u visit my site at maxpages.com/scythersspot and rate my decks if so send me the ratings at bentheman93@hotmail.com?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry I can't but maybe some of the other Pokemon Trainers here can."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #299 from Electabuzz_13:
         why is it so difficult for you guys to get rights to neo, but none of the other sets?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We had secured the rights up through Gym before Pokemon became really popular (over 2 years ago). Now that it is so big there are many other issues involved."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #300 from SparkNinetales:
         I have all the legendary 4 cards from the Pokemon GB TCG. They would make excellent promos, so why not make them into promos? I think it's a good idea
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It has been passed along."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #301 from rocket_team:
         why no super rare cards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We don't believe in them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #302 from Magmar2000:
         Okay, so it looks like the basic energy will be in, does that mean theywill be included in the boosters?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Probably, but I don't know for sure."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #303 from haymakergotkicked:
         will there be individual gym leader decks? Misty and erika are cute!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I believe so yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #304 from guest55:
         Will you keep imakunui's doduo and ____'s (write your name here) Chansey, as well as their speicial rarity symbols (ultra rare - white star for doduo, ultra uncommon - whit diamond fo chansey)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Guys, I can't and won't comment on upcoming promos, single cards, set specifics, etc. We go through this every week (sigh)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #306 from TrEkIeV:
         will pokemon have a guru program like magic?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Gosh I hope not, we are having so much trouble with the Magic Guru program as it is."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #307 from rocket_team:
         if neo doesn't come out what will be after gym?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Can't comment on specifics sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #308 from BobCheese88:
         Does the DCI plan on banning The Rocket's Trap or Hallucination Gym if it dominates to tournament scene to an extent that the game is not fun anymore?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As previously stated, these orts of things are underdiscussion. Besides the Chaso Gym (as it will be called) is easy to defeat. Just play another Gym card and it is no longer active."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #310 from Earthbound410:
         My Pokemon Gym Leader says we have to earn the two TMs to go to the next city since we don't run in Seasons, is this right?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "That shouldn't be the case. The TM's are extras thatpeople who have earned their badges early in a season can go for. You are not required to go for them."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #311 from BobCheese88:
         Do you guys know Master Trainer Jeff from the STS Tour? Cause he's the coolest cause he's the master of the drowzee with a mustache!
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't think I've met him."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #312 from SparkNinetales:
         Can a TCG tour please come to Springfield, Illinios
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I will pass the suggestion along."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #313 from rocket_team:
         how can u see you're actual dci rating, as in the NUMBER you're rated?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "On our dci members pages I should imagine."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #314 from TrEkIeV:
         if we send in weedles, will you send stuff back?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, these are donations and your chnage to be a partof something."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #315 from BobCheese88:
         Will the Space Weedle be displayed at the STS? Either of the STS's?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hopefully (if I can figure out how to get it there)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #316 from Magmar2000:
         Is it true that League locations will be giving away trips to the West Coast STS?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They should have been, yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #317 from guest55:
         when will Team Rocket And BS2 be releaed in Australia
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You would have to ask Nintenbdo of Australia thta one. They are the distributor there."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #318 from IZorakI:
         You originaly stated that this card game was not suppose to be balanced, but to be fun. How fun can an unbalanced card game truely be?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Don't ask me, I didn't build the game. I remember having fun playing Chutes and Ladders though and that game was mostly luck."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #319 from rocket_team:
         how many non-japan cards have been released so far?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ummm... must be over 500."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #320 from E_Articuno:
         When Gym Comes out, Will you soon start to take action of Bannings as about 90% of Haymaker decks would conain "The Big Three" (Rocket's Sneak Attack, Imposter Oak's Revenge, Team Rocket's Trap)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Once again, can't answer this question. We are discussing many different possibilities."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #321 from guest57:
         In the card Comp. Error, when You use it, and both of you draw 5 cards,you're turn is over, can your oppent attack if they drew 5 cards???
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not unless it is his turn (after he does his draw and such)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #322 from rocket_team:
         what is the newest promo card u can talk about?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Just the movie promos."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #323 from Earthbound410:
         Does WotC rhyme with Yahtzee?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sort of."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #324 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         can you still get the fairly rare executor?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The bilingual one? It was only given to participants of last years Mega Tropical Battle."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #325 from E_Articuno:
         What are the odds of finding an Off-Centered Pokemon Card? (I saw an off-centered Nidoking)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Hopefully it shouldn't happen often."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #326 from rocket_team:
         if u could have a real pokemon what would it be? (my e.s.p. says weedle)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Weedle or maybe a Lapras to go waterskiing behind."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #328 from IKendall:
         how much longer will Base be available in the UK. Is it still in print here?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry I don't know, you would have to ask WOTC Uk."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #329 from SparkNinetales:
         When is Gym 1 being released
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Mid August."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #330 from guest53:
         wWen was promo Eevee given out?? Ancient Mew?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "The Eevee can be earned this season in the league. The Ancient Mew will be given out the firts week (while supplies last) at the Pokemon 2000 movie."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #331 from zackarino:
         Can I host the Pokemon league at my house
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry no, it is a program only available for participating retail locations."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #332 from rocket_team:
         how many cards would it take to build a space weedle of my own?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Depends on how big you wanted it right?"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #333 from SparkNinetales:
         Do I have to be in the League to participate in TCG tours? If so, can isign up there?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No. Sign up at your local league location if ytou want."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #334 from Marril2237045:
         In the league I go to when you win they give you two stamps for a badgeand two stamp for a promo card, is this how you're soposed to do it
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, ask them to conatct us if they are confused."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #335 from Brocktrainer13:
         do you like kakuna and beedrill, or just weedle?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "All Pokemon have their strengths."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #336 from rocket_team:
         is there any card i could make a promo of that has a chance of being made a real card?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "No, not really, sorry."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #338 from mew1384:
         can you buy the pokemon rights from nintendo?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope, they are not available for sale."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #339 from guest46:
         Why is it that WotC will go to a place like Boise, ID, but you won't come to a place like Omaha where you'd get at least 200,000 more people that couldbe interested in it just from the NE side of the Missouri? (Don't forget about the IA side of the river...)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Mall Tour locations were chosen by Malls that were willing to host such a large event."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #342 from lin2830:
         on my trainer page, it shows that i didn't earn any badges. however, ihad earn six of them already. how can i change it?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I know they are far behind in updating. Make sure your Gymn leader is sending in the badge update forms so we know."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #343 from IKendall:
         do you think you'd ever have a contest where people submit their ideas for cards, and the winning entry gets put in a set (like D Raichu exept mdesigned by a non-WotC employ)?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It's a possibility in the future (they did that in Japan with the Vending card sets)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #345 from Chrisbo:
         Hey Mike, did you get the scanned-in Weedle I e-mailed the other day?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Maybe."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #347 from rocket_team:
         i have seen promo evee it can't work with areodactyle since the power says it can only be used when another poke evlves
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Ahh, but another Pokemon could evolve using another method like Team Rocket Magickarp."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #348 from MLBMoltres:
         Are there any plans to incorporate Vending Machine cards into future sets?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "It is a possibility."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #350 from ultra_Raichu:
         on the gym heroes and challenge decks will the cards that are not gym be base 2
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Probably unless they are form Rocket or Fossil."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #351 from BobCheese88:
         If the serious Pokemon player base seems to become more and more large,do you see a Pro Tour in our not so distant future?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "A Pro Tour?? To be honest, I do not. The game is not balanced in design from the get go to allow competition on that level."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #352 from SiLeNt_BoB101:
         do your fingers ever get tired from typing so much?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They are starting to drag a bit (and my spelling is getting worse I think)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #354 from guest60:
         When did promo Eevee come out?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "This season (season 7)."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #355 from MLBMoltres:
         Has card text been changed on any of the Gym: Heroes cards?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Possibly, to make them easier to understand."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #356 from guest46:
         In reference to your responce to Q295, the real question is "Why do youkeep presenting these questions over and over again?"
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Well, I keep getting them over and over."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #357 from ultra_Raichu:
         neo is coming in january right
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Not from us it isn't."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #359 from rocket_team:
         why make promos and holos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "They came out in Japan tat way and we are basically just translating the cards."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #360 from Magmar2000:
         Mike, we know you can commoent on those certain things, but we think that maybe one of these weeks you will crack. But I'm still waiting..... ;-)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Never hurts to ask does it :)"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #361 from MLBMoltres:
         Since we know now that Trap of Team Rocket will be printed in Gym: Heroes, can you give us any clues on what the cards text reads?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Sorry but I can't."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #364 from guest46:
         Mike, why do you keep presenting these questions about Gym, Neo, and Neo 2, and future promos?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Because that is 50% of the questions I am getting!!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #366 from MLBMoltres:
         Will you be able to use cards from the Gym: Heroes expansion at the STSEast Coast Qualifiers?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Most likely yes."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #367 from Magmar2000:
         Are you saying that the leagues should have allready gave away the trips t the STS? Cause my league had nothing about this. ANd is it only certain locations doing this?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I believe this ocntest already took place."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #369 from rocket_team:
         what are the odds of your card being seen in the space weedle? I'm sending one in (base set)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "All cards sent will be incorporated."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #370 from poke2kistheman:
         My gym trainer gave me the the promo evee is he allowed?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "You should have eraned it."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #371 from haymakergotkicked:
         WHY must their be any bannings? If japan got some cards published for them, why must we have less cards than they have. can't you say you'll make the card in english but not let it be played?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "................................."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #379 from Electabuzz_13:
         If I show up at the STS with my badges and not my book, would I be allowed in?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Please try and bring you rbook, that is what they are using to verify."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #380 from haymakergotkicked:
         what's the concerns involving neo being published here? you'd think nintendo would want us to have the cards to help promote the GS video games.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "I have no idea, I am not nintendo."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #381 from guest63:
         At my local Pokemon to earn mew we earn 2 points from every dollar we spend in their store and we can only get 1 mew max if we fill the whole sticker ,Is that how its supposted to be done?
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "NOT AT ALL!!! Please write us at custserv@wizards.com with further details!"

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #386 from Magmar2000:
         DO you listen to Music during these chats? ;-)
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Nope."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #389 from haymakergotkicked:
         you might be getting multiple questions due to the fact we don't know what others are thinking, and question appear awhile after they are asked.
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "True."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #392 from guest60:
         Will Gym Heroes have a 1st ed.??
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Yes it should."

Master_Trainer_Mike presents the speaker with question #394 from lin2830:
         where can i get a complete translation for japanese cards
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Check out fan sites like Pokegym, Pokeschool, or Pojo (though they are not official)."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Now I will end with the announcements for you again."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Fresh from R & D, Here are the announcements: First, How does Agility and Dark Wartortle Mirror Shell interact? Agility does NOT prevent Mirror Shell from happening as it does NOT refer to the Defending Pokemonwhen this attack is done."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Secondly, someone asked if there is a shuffling rulefor Pokemon. Normally you follow the DCI rules which allow you to shuffle or cut your opponent's deck."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Thirdly, a definition that may help with future rulings. Any card that provides Energy is considered an Energy card of the type it provides. So if you were to Energy Burn a DCE, it counts as a Fire Energy card that provides 2 fire Energy until the end of the turn. So it could be Gathered by Team Rocket Charmander but would only provide 1 coin flip for the Continuous Fireball attack on Dark Charizard."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "As for the Eevee Chain Reaction questions, R & D is still researching into the "Counts as Evolving" rule. So hopefully we will haveanswers on it in the future."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "We have heard all about the concern for some upcoming Pokemon cards such as Team Rocket Trap, Chaos Gym, and Team Rocket Zapdos. Rest assured that we are aware of your concerns and are looking into them."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Lastly I wanted to thank all of you who have contributed to the Space Weedle project so far. I have received 115 Weedles so far andmore are coming in every day. I also wanted to thank Tyais for helping get theword out for the Space Weedle. Many of the cards coming in have the Pokegym onthem in support of his site. If you want to contribute and be a part of Pokemon history, please send your extra Weedle cards to Master Trainer Mike c/o Customer Service Wizards of the Coast PO Box 707 Renton, WA 98057. Be sure to sign your name on the cards so all can see how you took part in this fun project."
Master_Trainer_Mike says, "Phew!! I'll be glad when Pat gets back. This is hard to do it straight for two hours..."