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Tuesday, March 6th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• OK, One For the Road / Heh
• Fake Card Skills Update / New Font

Like a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, I got nothin'.

OK, One For the Road

Fake Cards - 12:30 PM PST

OK, I suppose I can make one for make for you.

Today's cards is Gligar.



More Mayakashi Edition Cards

AAAAHHHH! MY FACE!!! (^_^) Hee hee hee, this is another one of Nick15's rather interesting and all togehter original ideas. Much like Rocket's Drowzee, Gligar here is ANIMATED (although it's a movie file). I don't think the animation is all that good, but I think a lot of you kids out there will like it. Heh. .... Oh, and you need Quicktime 4 to view the movie.

As for the card itself, it seems pretty balanced to me. One attack, 2 energy doing 30 damage and auto poison (with self damage), wrapped up in a rather low 60 HP? Basically balanced.

Oh yeah, and I forgot to add the "-30" Resistance again. But oh well, it's not a ground shaking error. Hardly worth mentioning.

OK, THIS is the last one I'm going to do for a while, at least until PA!5 is done (which could be up by this weekend [hint hint]).

Fake Card Skills Update

Other News - 12:30 PM PST

Well, it turns out that all this time, the REAL Pokémon TCG font is actually GILL SANS and NOT Humanist 521. But they're so alike, no one would have really noticed. .... Anyway, expect a font package update sometime soon.

Monday, March 5th, 2001

Posted by: PMX

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...ALL YOUR BASE ARE NOW BELONG TO US!

• MASSIVE Fakes / Am I Crazy or What?
• Attack Archive UpdateThe Motherload!
• New "Tournament" Set / The "Mystery" Set
• Gameboy Advance Pokemon Edition / Spiffen
• More of Nick15's Mayakashi Cards / More I sez!

DANGIT!!!! Texas never ever gets any snow. From what I hear, the folks up in NY and NJ are getting pounded with snow and here I am sitting in the middle of it all...Good Grief!

P.S. - Go see Recess: School's Out! I didn't wanna see it in the first place but after seeing it I realized that it was a cool movie.

Nick15 sez: Don't forget to check out yesterday's fakes!


Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

TEN, Yes that's right TEN new fake cards for ya'll today. Enjoy em' all!

Today's cards are Electabuzz, Miltank, Dragonite, Celebi, Porygon2, Lugia, Ho-oh, Tauros, Porygon and Onix






















More X Expansion Cards

Ahhh! There are just too many cards to talk about. So I'll make one general statement about all of em....THEY ALL RULE!. There, that should cover it.

Attack Archive Update

Site News - 12 Midnight PST

Jeez Louise! I have gotten soooo many emails with attacks that I just can't add em all! I added the coolest attacks I saw though.

The PA! Original Attack Archive

Remember! If you have any original attacks that you want to have featured in the Attack Archive then please send them to JZollo66@aol.com. Not everyone's attacks will make it into the archive but there is a good chance that they will. Also, I ask that you send your attacks categorized so I just can cut and past from your email.

New "Tournament" Set

TCG Info - 12 Midnight PST

Sometime in the near future Wizards of the Coast will be releasing a new "Tournament" set. This set will include 151 ORIGINAL cards. I think that WoTC will just pick random cards from the vending card sets. There isn't much information about this set but you can expect to see it on PA! as soon as it becomes available. Until then this set shall remain shrouded in mystery.

This set is slated for an April, 2001 release. I believe that this is Alias of Base Set #3.

Gameboy Advance Pokemon Edition

GB Info - 12 Midnight PST

Why does Pokemon always get their own special gameboy? Why doesn't Nintendo give poor Mario or Link their own special Gameboy....this question along with the number of licks it takes to get the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop shall NEVER be answered.

According to EAGB.net, a special addition Game Boy Advance is planned to be released in the Pokemon Center in Tokyo and the other Pokemon Center in Osaka on March 21. The cover is blue (to represent Suicine). And there is a Pichu and Pikachu on the cover (Must they always use Pichu and Pikachu). This special GBA will cost about 9,800 Yen which is 80$ US.

Gameboy Advance Pokemon Edition

More of Nick15's Mayakashi Cards

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

3 more from this set makes a total of 13 fake cards on PA! today. Fairly close to the record! ... Which is... uhm.... uh... I forgot. Either way, the record will be broken once more at some point...

Today's cards are Crobat, Slugma, and Magcargo.







More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Well, to sort of make up for yesterday's semi-lack of cards, I bring you 3 today. Whoo!

Crobat, another one of my Weakness switchers. Unlike other flying poison cards, this one has a weakness to Electric insteaf od psychic. Whoo! .... Now game wise, it has a mah-volous use.... anti-poison! Actually, if it's poisoned, you get to remove counters rather than put them on (Text Ruling Change: For ever 1 damage counter you would put on Crobat while it's poisoned, you may instead take 1 off. That way you can take 2 counters off if Base Nidoking used it's Toxic attack on it.) Then it's Double Poison attack can make Crobat poison itself, which just adds on to the fun. ;) Well worth it's holo rarity.

With Slugma, picture wise, I wanted to try something different. Rather than a glop of orange paste, I make it look like it was really molten lava (to the best of my ability). I don't think it came out well though. .... The Slug-cargo set abuses the new "Char" counter to it's very limits. Spit has an auto-char effect. No damage though. Flare Up is useful for Magcargo, as you'll soon find out.

First though.... Magcargo didn't look all that good totally black with molten parts, so I decided to make it looks like a molten pile of orange Kool-Aid like how it's regularly drawn. Now for the game part.... Magcargo's Flamethrower attack makes wonderful use of Slugma's Flare Up attack. Build up energy, and burn away your opponent! And if that's not annoying, check out the Cinderksplosion attack (prounounced: sin-derk-splow-shun). Auto-char for ALL your opponent's Pokémon. Ok, so Magcargo nukes itself in the process, but it'll drive your opponent nuts! Not so much from all the damage flying around... but all the coin flipping too! Oh the madness! Mwahahahahhaahahah!

[slight pause] I've had my fun...

Oh on a side note, PA!5 is about 80% done. Whooo! I hope to have it up sometime soon. And on that day too, there'll be a really cool fake surprize. And only I know what it is. ;) .... But also, since I'm working my bottom off on PA!5, I'm going to stop making fakes again. I know, it's too soon, but my energy is being focused on getting PA!5 done and finished so that I can get busy on other projects. Sla.

Ok, bye now!

Sunday, March 4th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• S'More Fakes / Sla
• A Tribute to the Late Webmaster of NGPoke.com / [moment of silence]

Sla. Nothing new for today.

S'More Fakes

Fake Cards - 3:30 PM PST

Wheee! Energy!

Today's cards are Evil Energy and Steel Energy.

Evil Energy


Steel Energy


More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Energy cards. No comment.

A Tribute to the Late Webmaster of NGPoke.com

Other News - 3:30 PM PST

If you didn't know already, Dominence (aka Digital Anthrax) of NGPoke.com had died in a tragic motor bike accident at the age of 14. Although I question what a 14 year old is doing on a motor bike, it doesn't mask the fact that people are suffering from a lot of pain at their loss.

Now there is a tribute page up at http://www.kogaincity.com/digitalanthrax/, I think it would be nice of you to sign the guestbook and express your feelings about his death.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2001

Posted by: PMX

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• MORE Fakes / They just don't stop!
• Attack Archive Update / Yes, ANOTHER one...
• English Promo Entai! / Soh-me-yo!
• Will 15+ Be Added to the STS? / Well?

What a coincidence that both me and Nick made Ledyba cards! I was laughing so hard. Anyhow, the Pokemon news world is slow as heck. I could not dig up any information whatsoever! Oh well.....On Another Note, I won't be able to update tomorrow but you can definitely expect a big update on Monday cause I don't have to goto school!

Nick15 Sez: Fakes will be up later today, I hope.

MORE Fakes

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

2 More Fakes! We are rapidly approaching the completion of the X Expansion. I am already planning the Voyagers Expansion which is about 78 Cards. 

The Voyagers Expansion
25 Rare-Holos
15 Rare
16 Uncommon
22 Common

You can expect all these cards to be absolutely perfect! I might even break out a pencil and draw (I am a crappy artist).

Today's cards are Skarmony and Donphan.

Skarmony's Pokemon Power is really great because it has the ability to do actual damage. Next time I do a Pokemon Power I will be sure that I use my creative mind to make a really super-keen effect. ^_^

If you saw Pokemon: The First Movie then you should know what rolling thrash is. Rolling Thrash has the potential to do up to 60 Damage but can do some damage to itself.

Attack Archive Update

Other Info - 12 Midnight PST

Wow, after one day I already start getting emails loaded with original attacks. I got an email from pkukuli@nycap.rr.com also known as Draconis at the PA! forums. I also got some super-keen attacks from AProkho383@aol.com

The PA! Original Attack Archive

Remember! If you have any original attacks that you want to have featured in the Attack Archive then please send them to JZollo66@aol.com.

English Promo Entai!

TCG Info - 12 Midnight PST

Hmmm! Thanks to SoSlowpoke for this tidbit. Wizards finally releases an image of Movie Promo Entai. Here it is! Oh but first, Wizards confirmed that the next League promo will be Pichu (most likely Neo 2 Binder Pichu). And now here's Entai.

Basic Pokémon
80 HP


Pokémon Power: Bolt - Whenever your opponent's attack damages Entai, unless that attack Knocks Out Entai, flip a coin. If heads, shuffle Entai and all cards attached to it into your deck. This power can't be used if Entai is already Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed when it is damaged.

50 damage
Protective Flame - During your opponent's next turn, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to your Benched Pokémon.

Lv. 33
Promo #34

15+ Reinstated to the STS!

Other Info - 12 Midnight PST

Hmmmm.... well, we'll find out sooner or later. Here's what Dark Master Trainer Mike of the 'Gym had to say about this:

To 15 and up Pokemon Trading Card Game fans,

We thank you for your impassioned messages and calls concerning the format of the 2001 Super Trainer Showdowns. We are glad you love the Pokemon Trading Card Game so much. We want you to know that we recognize the unique and important contribution of the 15 and up players to the world of Pokemon Trading Card Game.

We also want to assure you that we hear your concerns, and in fact we are busy finalizing our Super Trainer Showdown plans. We hope to announce the plan on our website in the next week.

The Pokemon Brand Team

Don't believe me? Go here: http://boards.wizards.com/pokegym/Forum7/HTML/000014.html

Friday, March 2nd, 2001

Posted by: PMX & Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Fakes Galore / Oh Nelly!
• Attack Archive UpdateHoo Hah
• Topps Doesn't Stop / Johto Cards?
• Up, Up, and Awaaaay! With My Beautiful Fakes! / Buggy.

PMX's Comments:
Hey Hey! Yesterday I picked up a copy of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. I must say, after playing it a few times it is one of the best games ever. I recommend that you download the demo and try it for yourself.
.... Also, be sure to check out the two brand new Johto League episodes on Saturday.

Nick15's Comments:
Nick15 here, sharing his vast and infinite cultural wisdom to you, the readers. Yes, I have a LOT of information on really keen bits of American Culture that you never though existed. Rather than sitting down to your Eminem and Britney Spears crap, try something original and different here. ;) ...... Today's bit of you-ought-to-see-this-since-its-different is... The Wizard of Speed and Time! Ever seen it? It's a REALLY cool movie. Well, it's quite difficult for me to explain (I'm sort of sleepy right now), but most certainly the
official site could explain it all to you. Now if you want the coolness of the movie wrapped up into a little font file, then I've got another fun link for. It's the official Jittlov Font Library and it has all sorts of little font gizmos and trinkets that really kick arse. Sorry, it's for Mac users only (who says we never get the cool stuff?). Enjoy! ..... (Maybe I should make a Nick15's Culture section. Hmmmm....)

Also I should mention.... whoo! PA!'s not only the site with the best fake cards, but also the best fake cards... twice a day! Only at PA! can you have TWICE the Ledyba cards on the same day.

Fakes Galore

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Cha Ching! I got two new fakes for y'all today.

Today's cards are Ledyba and Pikachu Doll.


Ledyba's Creepy Crawler attack is really great for a basic Pokemon because it can do up to 40 damage. Unfortunately it only has 50 HP which makes it susceptible to high damage attacks.

Pikachu Doll is just another Clefairy Doll / Fossil impersonation only this baby has 20 HP. I never saw any point in these types of cards except to stall the game. And as for the picture.....I know, its VERY sad.

Check Back tomorrow and I will have Skarmony and Donphan. Also, I have some artwork to add to the Picture Gallery.

Attack Archive Update

Other Info - 12 Midnight PST

It looks like some people actually like the Attack archive ! I got an email from travc1@excite.com also known as Travydude at the PA! forums with a whole batch of new attacks.

The PA! Original Attack Archive

Remember! If you have any original attacks that you want to have featured in the Attack Archive then please send them to JZollo66@aol.com

Topps Doesn't Stop

Other Cards - 12 Midnight PST

After the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd series of their semi-popular Pokemon TCG game it looks like Topps is at it again! They are going to be making a whole new series devoted to the good Pokemon from the Johto region. The set size is about 90 cards. The website doesn't have any information on this new set but they have great information on the older sets. The Topps Pokemon TCG isn't as popular as the WoTC Pokemon TCG but I have occasionally seen some people sticking em' in with their collection.

Although you can't battle with them you can always stare at them......well maybe not but you should check the website found here. Hopefully, they will update their Page with new information regarding their new "Johto Journey" TCG set.

Up, Up, and Awaaaay! With My Beautiful Fakes!

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Well, another day of fake cards for you all. Hoo hah!

Today's cards are Ledyba and Ledian.





More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Here's a fun little contest for you (no prize involved)..... how many Ledyba are in the Ledyba picture? Look REALLY closely. I can have a desktop image for you if you need it. .... Now you want to talk about a card that works well with itself, well here's the one. Ledyba's Swarm power gives it extra HP for each other Ledyba on the bench. Then you've got it's Warning Call attack, which lets you plop more Ledyba on your bench. You can get 60 HP easily!

Ledian puts the "all" in "allies"! It's Support attack can have you smackin' down 70 damage a turn. But unlike Wigglytuff, the Support attack IS balanced. ... Then better yet, if you lack a bench, you can use Poisonmist to do a little extra damage and a chance of Poison, without having to bother adding energy or whatever else.

As always, stop by tomorrow for s'more fake cards



Thursday, March 1st, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• More Fakes! / Sla!

More boredom in the world of Pokémon. .... Well, there was that big quake that razzled Seattle, Washington (headquarters of Wizards), so the the company offices are closed for a day or maybe the rest of the week. vSo because of this, it's pretty doubtful that there'll be a chat this week.

Oh, just a reminder.... the X Expansion is PMX's creation, not mine (Nick15). I don't know how many email I got saying "I know you're busy with the X Expansion and all, but..." (@_@)

Also kids, each time you visit my site, I will send you $40! (Checks will not be honored.) [Don't fall for this little quirk.]

More Fakes!

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Uhm.... yeah!

Today's cards are Sentret and Furret.





More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Sentret is as useful as a common could get. At least Tail Smack has some use. If you can get lucky, this attack can do 30 damage and paralyzation for only 2 energy. ;)

Now Furret here... THIS is the real fun card. Your opponent would have to add extra Gusts to get rid of this sucka. Why? Because of Furret's Nest Power. If a Pokémon has an HP of 80 or higher, it can't do damage to it. No more Wiggly, no more Blastoise, no more Rocket's Zapdos, or any other tough powered Pokémon! That's because it's nest, as suggested by it's flavor text, is way too small for big Pokémon to enter. ... Plus it's Burrow attack, 40 for 2 energy, can be a major pain to anyone with any lower HP Pokémon. ;)

Hoo hah! .... Stop by tomorrow for more fakes. ;)

Wednesday, February 28th, 2001

Posted by: PMX

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• A Message from Tyais / The PokeGym Guru Speaks
• 1x + 1x = 2 X Expansion Cards / Trainer Day!
• 2 New Mayakashi Edition Fakes / A Cold Day In Hell
• PA! Forums Reconstruction / Out With the Old, In With the Nucleus

Uhg....world of Pokemon News today is at a bare minimum today. Sorry folks, tomorrow, I plan to have some special Fake Card Making tools to make up for my lack of news today. If you have any news please send it to
JZollo66@aol.com. Looks like i'm going to be hunting for news in computer class tomorrow.

A Message from Tyais

Other Info - 12 Midnight PST

In reaction to WoTC's decision to ban 15+ year olds from the STS, former PokeGym Webmaster and current WizPog administrator Tyais has issued a statement regarding few ways in which you can help!

The Pokemon S.O.S.
Also known as Save our Senior Citizen Players. (haha! Just kidding!)
Save the 15 and older Age Group
Written by Bryan Gividen (Tyais)

As most of you have heard by now, Wizards of the Coast has decided that the will be eliminating the 15 and older age group from the East Coast STS 2001 as well as the East Coast STS Mall Tour 2001. While they didn't reference the West Coast STS, you can expect the same to happen to the West.


Unless we change their minds. Wizards has changed their mind before and we can make them change it again. Anyone remember when for the first STS, Wizards was going to have only the Base Set and Jungle Expansion sets? Do to customer feedback, they reversed it and opened it up for more decks.

We can do the same. We can make a difference.

(Just a note, for those of you who don't know, Scott Gerhardt and I hardly EVER agree on anything. I sent him a message about this and for the first time in ages we agree on something! If Scott AND I agree on something, its bound that 98% of you out there will agree!)

Now, I see tons of people going out there and making petitions. Let me introduce the first rule here.

1) Do NOT make Petitions!
Most of you are saying, "You %$^# moron you! If they see 200 signatures they HAVE to change their minds!" Well in reality, Wizards won't accept the petitions. Wizards looks at petitions the way we look at fake cards. Worthless. Petitions can be forged to easily and hold no value to them. I suggest you look below on how you CAN help this situation!

There are two mains ways that we can change Wizards mind. Now, I see those of you out there who once again think, "I'm just one person, what can I do?" or, "Wizards will never change their mind just because of me." Well, guess what? You're wrong! Now, if it WERE only you, I would say you couldn't do anything. But if we go out in force, they will see how much money we will bring in. Below are the two suggestions and the final two rules.

2) E-mail Wizards of the Coast!
Wizards has its own little E-mail set up for customer service. Before I tell you that E-mail, make sure your doing it right. When you are E-mailing Wizards of the Coast, please, act your age group. If you are in the 15+ age group, act like it! Do NOT insult, flame, call them stupid, insult, or do any sort of degrading thing in your E-mails. Wizards won't WANT to hold a 15+ if they see how immature they are ahead of time!

Now for that E-mail, make sure that you clearly explain why you are E-mailing. Below I have include a sample letter to Wizards of how to express your anger in a good way. (Feel free to use this as your own E-mail, replacing your name and other things that are personal.)


[Subject Line: RE: Decision to Eliminate 15+ Age Group]

To Whom it May Concern:

My name is Bryan Gividen. I am E-mailing Wizards regarding their decision to eliminate the 15 and older age group from the East Coast Super Trainer Showdown and the East Coast Super Trainer Showdown Mall Tours. As a member of the 15 and older age group, at fifteen years old, I am extremely displeased with this action. The Super Trainer Showdown is the greatest event that Wizards puts on for the Pokemon TCG. I know that I, as well as many other 15 and older players, were expecting to go to the East Coast STS and have a great time participating in the events there of.

In Wizards decision to eliminate this group, I would like to express that they will be loosing valuable players, one of which is me. By cutting the older age group, Wizards will be loosing the money which I, and other 15+ players, spend on the Pokemon TCG.

Thank you,
Bryan Gividen


Now, I might suggest you personalize it a little bit, but that is the basic idea. I showed Wizards my opinion in a gentleman-like manner (it will have to be lady-like for all the PokeMoms and Lasses out there) and still got my point across.

So please, E-mail Wizards at CustServ@Wizards.com and show them your discontent.

3) Call Wizards up!
This may make you feel awkward and all, but calling them is a GOOD idea. Just do machine like message to them and tell them how you feel. Introduce yourself, tell them where you are from, and then tell them that you are calling to tell Wizards that you are upset by their move to eliminate the 15 and older age group. You may even want to write down what you will say before hand and then read over it a few times so you will come across as a very intelligent person. The phone number you will want to call to express this is 1-800-324-6496. So if you don't E-mail them, call them up!

What you will all have to realize in all of this, is that we CAN make a difference. Go after this with full force. Show Wizards that you want to be a player at the East Coast STS! The quote I like for this comes from a Dark, Wise Man that we shall call.... Mike. ;-)

The quote goes like this:
"The wind that blows the loudest does not always tear down the mountain. For the mountain is made of rock. Rather it is the steady wind of time that carves the stone into the sculptors masterpiece."

We need to be that wind. If we are a steady force, one coming across as polite and smart, we can carve the mountain that is Wizards of the Coast into what we want it to be. Be the wind guys.

If you want to contact me about this article in any way, just E-mail me at Pokegym@Tyais.com. I will be glad to help anyone in anyway possible. Remember guys, S.O.S!

Bryan Gividen


"I'm just another Pokemon player like you guys."

Heh, looks like I should not have made that Petition after all...oh well, every little bit counts.

1x + 1x = 2 X Expansion Cards

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

1x + 1x = 2 X Expansion Cards! Ah, nothing like good ol' Algebra to start the mind thinking. Any way, I hope you will like today's fakes.

Today's Cards are X Attack and Headache.

X Attack

# 58/63


# 40/63

More X Expansion Cards

X Attack is able to do up to an additional 20 damage instead of the usual 10 by Plus Power. This card kind of makes Plus Power obsolete in a way, heck I would rather stick 3 of these in my deck instead of plus powers.

Headache is Perfect for a Stall deck! It prevents your opponent from attacking on his/her next turn. Originally I was going to have it so that it would do 10 damage and prevent your opponent from attacking on his/her

Tomorrow, I will have Pikachu Doll and Ledyba.

2 New Mayakashi Edition Fakes

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Freeze my arse off here...

Today's cards are Swinub and Piloswine.





More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Swinub and Piloswine, interesting type shifters here. Hmmmm...

Swinub here is a useful tech Pokémon. It's not as "newbie" minded as you may think. Sure it has two attack and the both do the same, however that's the deal there. You can use this in both Water and Fighting decks, and it'll still do damage. Better yet, as opposed to colorless attacks that do a mere 10 damage, just drop a Water or Fighting energy and do 20 damage. Flexability is a player's dream. ;)

Piloswine really should be a rare, but it isn't. Winter's Grasp will chop 10 HP from all non-Water Pokémon. No if's, and's, or but's. The Snovalanche attack is quite useful when you want to nix a card... ANY card. Is that Defender in your way? What about that pesky energy card? Bump it off with this. (Eratta: You can't discard a Evolution card with Snovalanche.)(Note: One mistake is noted, "max HP" should be "maximum HP".)

As for each Pokémon's weakness, considering that they're both Ice Pokémon, it would make sense to give them fire weakness. They're melting.... melting...! (^_^)

OK, stop by again tomorrow for more Mayakashi Edition fakes.

PA! Forums Reconstruction

Forums - 12 Midnight PST

Say goodbye to the PA! Forums.... Right now it's being "updated" to the Nick15.com Forums. Instead of making like 5 different forums for each of the sites at Nick15.com, I've decided to merge all of them together into one single community. So basically you don't have to move much to talk anime or politics or Pokémon, since it'll be all at your fingertips for your convienence.

Right now you can witness me working on it. The PA! Forums has already began it's transistion to the Nick15.com Forums, however it's not totally finished yet. Because of me working on it like this, don't be alarmed at any of the changes being made. There WILL be forums being moved around and renamed and added, so keep an eye out for those changes.

To see what I have planned for the new Nick15.com Forums, stop by http://www.nick15.com/ezboard/. That place will be the main portal to the Forums. It'll be easier to remember than the original ezBoard address. ... Speaking of which, the Nick15.com forums will STILL be located at http://pub42.ezboard.com/bpokemonaaah, but don't let the address fool you from now on, it won't be a Pokémon only forum. One of the more interesting forums would be the Bwow Nation: Politics forum. Now you can be absolutly free to discuss all sorts of political topics, AND to talk and discuss more of the sensitive topics, like religion, etc.

Now I don't have a set date when I'll have all this finished. It'll be done with I get done with it, I suppose. Give it about a week or so, at best. ... Interesting enough, this is taking place on around the 1st year anniversary of the official oppening of the PA! Forums, which occured when my server deleted itself for like the third time. But don't worry though, considering the last crash was back in July 2000 (about 7 months ago), I don't think you have anything to worry about. This server's as fit as a fiddle. ;)


Tuesday, February 27th, 2001

Posted by: PMX & Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Special GS Gameboy / I want one!
• One New Card / What! Only one?
• Pre-Made Attack Archive / From the brain of PMX
• Nick15's Back In the Mix / More Fakes!

Well everyone, it seems that I am moving to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in about 2-3 weeks. So I won't be able to update from the 12th of March to the 23rd of March. This totally sucks because the truck comes to get all my stuff on the 12th and doesn't deliver it until the new house until the 23rd. THE HUMANITY! I can't be computer-less for more than 2 days or else I go insane. Hopefully by then PA!5 will be up and my new news posters will be covering for me.

Tomorrow, you can expect 3 more trainer cards X Attack, Headache and Pikachu Doll. Those will be the last of the Trainer Cards for the X Expansion. This weekend I hope to finish this set and get started with my next set sometime after March 26th.

Special GS Gameboy

GB Info - 12 Midnight PST

As some of you already know, a Special GS Gameboy was released in Japan from the Pokemon Center. It had Chikorita, Totodile and Cyndaquil on it. Nintendo has decided to release it in the USA. It is not exactly like the Japanese version but it'll do.

It would have been nice if NoA could have just for once NOT used Pikachu! If they are making it a Special GS Gameboy then it should have more than one GS Pokemon on it.

Click Here To See The Special GS Gameboy

One New Card

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Today's card ties right into my Physics class with a little bit of Star Trek mixed right in.

Today's Card is Antimatter Discharge.

Antimatter Discharge

# 41/63

More X Expansion Cards

Antimatter Discharge has the potential to cause Sleep, Confusion, Poisoning or Paralysis. I believe that there should be more cards that can do either damage or cause some sort of an effect.

Tomorrow, I will have 3 of the last trainer cards in the X Expansion.

Pre-Made Attack Archive

Other Info - 12 Midnight PST

Straight from the creative mind of PMX right into your graphics program! Today in Lunch I got a little bored, so I pulled out a piece of paper and started writing down attack names. Most of them were from what I learned in school. Some of the attacks on this list were taken directly from some of my cards. But you can use them any way you wish.

The Attack Names Archive

Nick15's Back In the Mix

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Nick15 here, back with some classic PA! fake cards from my Mayakashi Edition. Hoo hah!

Today's card is Heracross.



More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Heracross lives up to it's Bug/Fighting type. Since I'm here to try different things all the time, I made Heracross into a Fighting type! Whoo...

Next to it's unusual (yet totally with the game) Weakness, Heracross also has a very unique yet balanced attack. .... Auto Paralyzation! What's the down side? Heracross becomes confused. Sure the attack is good the first time around, but that Confusion can become a neusence. ;)

As for the picture, this is one of my usual rush jobs. Didn't bother much on doing the shading right or working on the background or anything... sla. Also the card is much lighter now so that it'll look better on PC monitors... yet still pretty good on Mac monitors. Actually for some odd reason, it being lighter like this on my Mac monitor makes it look more realistic than before. Maybe it's my eyes or something. Hmmmm....

Tomorrow, I'll have some more fakes, so stay tuned.

Monday, February 26th, 2001

Posted by: PMX

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Movie Promo Theory / Why only one promo?
• 2 New Fakes / Rising the dead....spooky
• Kanto Pokemon Gallery / Ken S. Gallery now complete
• Entei Promo Found / Hot Stuff!
• WoTC Petition / Time to retaliate

It seems our beloved leader nick has officially gone insane! He was just fine on Saturday but now it seems that he blew a fuse or two. He posted this link on Saturday....don't ask me where it goes because I am too scared to click it! Well, everyone has to go insane and let go sometimes. Heck, if it weren't for the debate team at my school I would never get a chance to release all my anger.

Nick15 sez: ALL YOURBASE AREBELONG TO US ..... Also, a few PA!5 surprizes. 1: Updates to the Fan Made Fake Card section, with all the really cool new stuff you sent me. (Remember, send your fan made fakes to fakecards@nick15.com!). 2: In light of the new "Light" type Pokémon seen in Neo 4, PA!5 will have a whole set of them made up. And by whole set I mean in Regular American, Gym, and Neo styles (that's a lot of work). Now even though I'm sick of making new blanks, I would rather stay on the ball of what Japan or the US dishes out rather than lag behind. 3to (if I make Light blanks, I might as well keep the ball rolling and do the rest). 4: An amazing Mayakashi Edition surprize you'd never thought possible... but it happens. ;)

In the mean time, I will have updates to the Classic border'd American and Gym style Steel and Dark Blanks. The ones I have were made before Neo, and since Neo has been out for a GREAT while, I've decided to redo them. Speaking of blanks, I've updated the REST of them to that they're better looking on PC monitors. Finally, you can use the Steel and Trainer blanks without having to worry about them being too dark. ;)

Nick15's Blanks

Ok, for great justice, move "Zig".

Movie Promo Theory

TCG Info - Midnight 12:00

After yesterdays post about there only being one promo for the next Pokemon movie I think people kind of got a little disappointed...I did get a few emails about what was given out in Japan. Here is an interesting email I got from Kanedx9456@aol.com....

The reason that the only promo is Entei is because the whole movie is centered around Entei and there really aren't anymore major Pokemon in the movie. My father works for Wizards of the Coast so I know this information is a fact. I still think though that they should have made other promos even if they didn't have to do with the movie, I mean look at ancient Mew! But my dad has confirmed the the Entei will be Holo.

P.S. PA! is the best Pokemon site ever!

Well, at least we get Holo card! I really hope this is true because I sure could use an Entei Holo to put into my collection! I am sure that the promo will show up on eBay in a few weeks....

I also got some nice pictures of the movie promos that were given out in Japan. Click Here to See them (Thanks to mewtwo@devin-afshin.com and Legendary Dog@aol.com).

I think that those cards will be translated and given out as Promos for the Pokemon League or possibly a promo given out in Pokemon Stadium 2.

2 New Fakes

Fake Cards - Midnight 12:00

I got 2 new trainer cards for ya'll ! Again, they are fairly simple...didn't want to get too complex or else the text on the card would be too long.

Today's Cards are Resurrection and The Big Bang.


# 63/63

The Big Bang

# 59/63

More X Expansion Cards

Resurrection is a very useful card because normally when you would use a plain old revive it would only bring back your Pokemon with 50% of its HP. With this nice little card you get all of your HP back!

The Big Bang is based off a Magic: The Gathering spell card. All it does is do 20 damage to on of your opponents Pokemon but cannot be used to knock out the Pokemon. For instance, if I had a Pichu as my active Pokemon and my opponent had a Pikachu. I use 2 Big Bangs but one of them will not count. Only 20 damage will be done to the Pokemon you are attacking.

I might just have one new fake tomorrow but I would rather concentrate on getting more "To Be A Fake Master" sections up. So look forward to tomorrow's fake card making tool!

Kanto Pokemon Gallery

Other Info - Midnight 12:00

After hours and hours of downloading and downloading I have finally completed the Ken Sugimori Pokemon Picture Gallery! Now nobody needs to go on the internet for hours and hours searching for pictures for their fake Pokemon Cards. Instead, just come right here to PA!

To all you aspiring artists! If you have artwork and you want it to be featured in our art gallery then just email it right on over to JZollo66@aol.com and I will be glad to put it up. Remember, make sure its okay if some people use your pictures in their fake cards or on their websites.

Gallery Pictures will be updated by me every Saturday update, so send them before Friday to guarantee that they will be added to our database.

The PA! Ken Sugimori Pokemon Gallery

Entei Promo Found

TCG Info - Midnight 12:00

Many of you may remember the Neo 2 Promo Folder that was handed out a while ago in Japan. I would say that WoTC is going to use this one as the Promo for the 3rd Pokemon Movie. Thanks to jonlai@ipoline.com for sending this to me. Check out his website !

It's either this or the other one from the Neo 3 Set. They might do the one from Neo 3 because it is not reverse Holo, but the question still remains....if they use the one from the Neo 2 Promo Folder will it be Reversed Holo? Only time will tell.

Could this be the Pokemon 3: The Movie Promo?

WoTC Petition!

Other Info - Midnight 12:00

I have received multiple emails about how this Petition will do nothing but I am still going to do it because I believe that every little part counts. I think that this is very important and what Wizards is doing is wrong and no matter what, I will never stop trying to convince WoTC that they are doing the wrong thing until the day that they let us 15 Year Olds Play Again!

I have also added the link to the Daily Reminders Section.

Click Here to Sign The Petition!

Sunday, February 25th, 2001

Posted by: PMX

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• WoTC Bans 15+ Players / Now they have gone too far...
• Pokemon 4: The Movie / Possible 2001 release?
• Important Release Dates / Oooohh...
• 2 New Fake Cards / The X Expansion is back!
• Pokemon 3 Promo / Yes...Promo not Promos

I just love my new computer! This thing is so fast, It downloads faster plus making Fake Cards goes a LOT more smoother because of the graphic enhancements made to the Pentium 4. If you are getting a new computer anytime soon I recommend the Gateway Performance 1500. It's just got everything you could ever want.

Anyway, I got a GREAT update for ya today! Its just gigantic. Tomorrow the Kanto Pokemon Gallery should be up as well as 2 new fake cards.


WoTC Bans 15+ Players

TCG Info - Midnight 12:00

I would have never thought that WoTC Would EVER go this far but they have...they have decided to BAN all 15+ TCG Players from the East Coast Super Trainer Showdown AND The Pokemon League Mall Tour. I cannot begin to describe the anger I felt towards WoTC when I heard this.

This is a serious act of discrimination against Teenagers. WoTC probably gets a lot of their sales from 15+ players because they have a lot of money. I am 16 and I normally buy boxes from local card shops for about 75$ each. Because of this horrible act against teens I predict that WoTC WILL lose a lot of money this year. Teens do produce a lot of revenue for WoTC with Magic and Pokemon.

Tomorrow there will be a petition for everyone to sign! Even if you are younger than 15 years of age you should still sign it if you think that Wizards is not doing the right thing.

Pokemon 4: The Movie

Misc. Info - Midnight 12:00

Could it even be possible? There is a rumor going around that Pokemon 4: The Movie will be coming out a few months after Pokemon 3: The Movie. I really don't think that 4Kids would do 2 movies so close together.

December, in my opinion, is one of the worst months to release a movie. People are always busy doing Christmas shopping and whatnot. 4Kids and Nintendo just might use their heads for once and release the movie in January or February of next year.

Important Release Dates

Other Info - Midnight 12:00

Here is a complete list of Pokemon Related releases for the next year...

Title of Game / Movie

March, 2001

Neo 2: Discovery (USA)

April, 2001

Pokemon 3: The Movie (USA)

April, 2001

Neo 3: Revelation (USA)

September, 2001

Pokemon 4: The Movie (Japan)

July, 2001

Pokemon 4: The Movie (USA)

December, 2001

Pokemon Tournament Expansion (USA)

April, 2001

2001 Sure will be a great year for Pokemon!

2 New Fake Cards

Fake Cards - Midnight 12:00

After a short vacation the X Expansion is back with 2 hot new cards.

Today's cards are Pikachu and X Defense.



X Defense


More X Expansion Cards

These are 2 cards I whipped up in under an hour so they aren't the best in the world.

Pikachu's "Negative" Ion attack may be weak, but I like it because it does damage and Paralyzes your opponent.

Another Fairly simple card, X Defense, prevents up to 40 damage to your Pokemon. Basically like 2 Defense's.

Hopefully, tomorrow I will have Resurrection and The Big Bang. So stay tuned! Same PA! Place, Same PA! Channel.

Pokemon 3 Promo

TCG Info - Midnight 12:00

The Promo for the Third Pokemon Movie in the USA will be Entei unfortunately that will be the only promo. Nintendo Power has confirmed this in the February issue. What I do not understand is why they would make four Promos for the last 2 movies and only one for this one!

If anyone has any information about the promos given out in Japan for the 3rd Pokemon Movie please Email Me. You will get credit and a big thanks from me!

Saturday, February 24th, 2001

Posted by: PMX

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Johto Picture Gallery Up! / Ken Sugimori would be proud
• Pokemon Stadium 2 Movie / Awesome game!
• PA! Reaches 500,000 Hits / So many zero's
• New Metropolitan Master Needed / Poor Dave....

Now's my chance to really prove myself! I think nick really deserves this week off. His hard work and dedication to this site has definitely paid off !

On another note, Nick and I are thinking of setting up a PA! Chatroom using a special chatroom feature on his server. In case any of you don't have AIM (Like PNB) you will still be able to join in on all the fun!

Johto Picture Gallery Up!

Fake Cards - Midnight 12:00

The fine artwork of Ken Sugimori has FINALLY been compiled into one page! I have recently been working my butt off to get up all 100 Johto Pokemon in the new Picture Gallery. These pics can be used for your website, fake card, or anything else you want to use them for. All these images were downloaded from IGN.com. Tomorrow I will have the original 151 Pokemon up in the Pic. Gallery.

Johto Pokemon Gallery
A Shrine to Ken Sugimori

Pokemon Stadium 2 Movie

Game Info. - Midnight 12:00

Ooooh! Seems Nintendo went and made themselves a Commercial for Pokemon Stadium and a cool new Trailer for the game at www.pokemonstadium.com.

The commercial is actually quite funny! There is a kid who keeps saying "Is it here yet" (referring to Pokemon Stadium 2) And the Cashier eventually gives up and hands him a big poster with all 251 Pokemon on it! It looks like that you might be getting one of these posters when you buy Pokemon Stadium 2.

Don't forget to buy it when it comes out in March! Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a GB Pack for the N64 controller....dang, I could really use and extra one.

PA! Reaches 500,000 Hits!

Site Info. - Midnight 12:00

This day is a Milestone in PA! History. We have finally reached...

500,000 Hits !

That sure is a heck of a lot of hits. I am so happy that I get to experience this wonderful moment in PA! history. Our next goal will be ONE MILLION. Hopefully I will be here to experience that moment as well. If anyone can provide legitimate proof that they were the 500,000th hit then they will have their name featured on PA! tomorrow.

And I CAN tell if you are faking it because I can check the IP address of the Email. The counter that nick uses lets me see the IP address for every person who goes to PA!

New Metropolitan Master Needed!

Fake Cards - Midnight 12:00

Recently, one of our staff members named David Klug (KlugD ad the PA! Forums) has been having some problems at home and he needs your help ! He needs someone to temporally take charge of the PA! Metropolitan Masters set. I am not sure on the details of the job but if you are interested then pleas email Dave - KlugD@mailcity.com. Nick and I will look forward to working with the person he chooses.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

No update today. Well, I'm taking another bit o' break to work on Bwow Nation, my more adult-ish web project. In that case, I'll have PMX update for the next few days, maybe the next week. I'll see what I can handle here. Hoo hah!

Oh also, I found my pay-per-click banner advert company, so PA!5 updating can continue (and a speedy pace). Hmmm....

A PMX Side Note - Come one, Come all! The PA! 500k Hits Party is going on as I type this message. Just join AIM chatroom PA 500k Hits Party. See ya there. Plus don't forget to see my update tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Is There a Clock In GS? / Hmmmm....

There is no Fake Card Additive today, since the next one will take about another day to work on.

In other news.... there is no other news. So I'd thought I'd entertain you with some rumor.

Is There a Clock In GS?

GS Info - 12 MidnightPST

This has been going on for months at the PA! Forums. The deal is.... Steel Scizor over at the PA! Forums has discovered something interesting he found in GS. A clock. Actually, a watch. Somehow he stumbled onto it while playing the Japanese Gold and Silver game. He's even taken some pictures of it.

Please note however, I didn't take these pictures. Steel Scizor did. This may or may not be a hoax.... I have no clue. Whatever it is, it's a clear picture.


Or just look at this picture which was cut, pasted, merged, and edited into a simple, easy to view image:

Weird... this look really real. .... Now I'm not going to say anything, but I'll bet this watch is from another game or something. Mostly because I don't recall seeing such complicated symbols in my Japanese GS ROM. But that's just what I think. You may think what you will though, frankly all of this is up to opinion. .... But there is one way we could prove this. If there are any ROM hackers out there reading this, see if you can find like a Game Shark code that could activate some hidden watch function in the Japanese GS game. I want to see if we can get to the bottom of this.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Stats Cun'N'Paste / Convienence Sells!

I'm not complaining or anything, but I'm curious as to how my site got a whopping 1500 recorded unique hits on the PokemonTop50, which catapulted my rank to 35 (a new site record) on the Top50 and 21 on the Top40. Hmmmmm! Oh well, no biggie. .... But at least in this case, what website linked me?

Oh, and if you want to watch a good movie, watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Stats Cun'N'Paste

Fake Cards - 1 AMPST

This is Part 2 of a whole week of Fake Card Addititives at PA!. We work hard so you don't have to. ;)

Are you just flat out tired of having to rely on your Game Boy's Pokédex for a lexicon of your Pokemon 's stats... and then realize that you don't have that Pokemon ? Do you even have a Game Boy to check stats on?

Well, your time-wasting stat findin' days are over. I've taken the time to compile an ENTIRE list of all 251 Pokemon's stats onto one page for you! Better yet, they're in TCG Stat form (ie: "Coccoon Pokemon. Length: 2' 0", Weight: 22 lbs.") so that all you need to do is merely cut and paste the desired stat into your graphics program! Score!

This is one of my many labor saving tools for you. You don't need to take the time to type up the stats for your fake cards any more. If you do like 5 or 6 cards in bulk, this little tidbit can be a real time saver!

Well, enough talk.... stop by the To Be a Fake Master section at the link below to check out the new Stats Cun'N'Paste section. Hoo hah!

To Be a Fake Master

Monday, February 19th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• EVOCON! / Fake Card Making Has Gotten Easier

First things first... PA!5 will NOT be up around 500k hits. [sniffle sniffle sniffle] The deal is that I have to secure a banner affiliate plan (that is the little banner things that you click and give me money) before doing anything major page wise for the site. And I haven't be able to since all of the ones I've applied to have rejected my site. (@_@;; Plus 500k his came MUCH sooner than I thought, which caought me way off guard. So... PA!5's release will be pushed to whenever I can get it done. I'll surprize you. ;)

Second thing... uhm.... I like cheese.

Third thing, Mayakashi edition fake cards will begin it's regular run again next week. This week will however be spent creating some fake tools for youse mugs. Read below for that tid bit.


Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

On February 19th, 2001..... the world of fake card making has become much easier. This is Part 1 of a whole week of Fake Card Addititives at PA!. We work hard so you don't have to. ;)

Tired of finding pictures of Pokemon to add into the little corner for Stage 1/2 and Baby Pokemon cards? Well your troubles are 100% over with the introduction of the Evocon! This is a graphic file with icon-sized Pokemon pictures SPECIFICALLY meant to be used for those corner "Evolves from..." pictures. SCORE!

The graphic file is a WHOPPING 640 x 480 pixel size! There are a LOT of icons, both Kanto and Johto Pokemon are all there. ... To save space however, this Evocon image file only includes Pokemon that evolve into another Pokemon. Like you won't find Mewtwo or Charizard there, since they don't evolve into another Pokemon. ... Certain unevolvable Pokemon (like Magmar and Hitmonchan) are in there, since they have Baby Pokemon with an evo icon box (pretty obvious, don't you think). Heck, I even decided to throw in the Mysterious Fossil icon, just incase you need it. ;)

OK, so there are 2 files. A crisp, clean Photoshop file, and a simple, MS Paint compatible .GIF file. Note on the GIF file, the grey around the Pokemon is there on purpose, since it'll blend in better with the grey-ish evo icon box.

Hooo hah! This is a major score for you fake card masters in training. Today marks the end of mindless searching for evolution icons!! Stop back tomorrow for even MORE amazing fake tools!

MYOFC: Step 2 (Download the Goods)

Sunday, February 18th, 2001

Posted by: PMX

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• 3 More Cards / The Pool Has Become Dry

Well, I drained all of my news yesterday (stupid me). But I do have those fake cards I was working on.

3 More Cards

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Today we got some really good cards. I worked on these all night! Now I know what nick goes through to make these. 1:00 AM - Phanpy, 1:38 AM - Swinub, 2:22 - Piloswine.

Today's cards are Phanpy, Swinub, and Piloswine.







More X Expansion Cards

Phanpy, with two attacks that can do a minimum of 20 damage is in my opinion an awesome card especially since it is only an uncommon card.

Swinub's Freezer Beam is identical to Dewgong's Ice Beam. The best part about the attack is the fact that it can Paralyze.

Last but not least, Piloswine. His Iceage attack is a really good attack. It does 30 damage to the Pokemon that is active and 10 damage to either your bench or your opponent's bench.

Saturday, February 17th, 2001

Posted by: PMX

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• 3 New X Expansion Cards / So very tired..
• West Coast STS Confirmed / Its about time!
• Some Of My Fake Card Secrets / Talk about realistic...
• Pokemon TCG GB 2 Info / Score!

Sorry for the late update, the server was out all this morning and I was unable to upload. But luckily it came back online !

Hoo hah! I get to update this weekend. Right now I am not at home but in Pennsylvania staying at a hotel. I am in the process of moving but that will never ever stop me from updating. I have had a lot of time on my hands lately so I have been working on the X Expansion and last night from 1:00 AM to 4:00 AM I finished 6 cards so you will be seeing 3 today and 3 tomorrow.

On another note, I recently purchased a brand new computer! It is a Gateway Performance 1500. It has the new Pentium 4 1.5 Gigahertz processor and boy is it fast. It also comes with a huge 60 GB hard drive and 128 Megs of RDRAM and a HUGE monitor. It sure is a nice upgrade from my old P3 927 (Overclocked). My old computer will now be moved into my room which means fake card production will go WAY up! So look forward to the completion of the X Expansion and the start of the Voyagers Expansion in mid-May.

3 New X Expansion Cards

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Today is Colorless Card mania ! Tomorrow you will be seeing some even cooler cards which include Panphy, Swinub, and Piloswine.

Today's cards are Ditto, Snorlax, and Kangaskhan.







More X Expansion Cards

Hot Diggity! These cards took me about 30 minutes each and personally I think they look really great for such small amount of effort.

Ditto's Advanced Transform is really great because it allows you to copy ANY Pokemon on your opponents bench. It also allows you to copy the card exactly except the energy costs. And what is even better is that Ditto is an uncommon card so it is most likely that you will have 4 in your deck.

Snorlax's "Sit on it" Power is fairly rudimentary. It causes 20 damage every turn unless the opponent flips heads. When I was making Snorlax's at about 2:30 AM last night you will never guess what was on! FLUBBER. I don't know about you but that is my favorite Robin Williams movie ever. And because of that I decided to name Snorlax's attack after it.

Kangaskhan's attack "Tremors" isn't to best attack I could think of but it WAS 3:30 AM and I was ready to fall asleep. It's pretty hard to get a high amount of damage because you have to get 3 heads or 3 tails.

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow and see 3 brand new cards from the X Expansion. They will be Panphy, Swinub, and Piloswine.

West Coast STS Confirmed

Other Info - 12 Midnight PST

At the 2001 Toy fair the West Coast STS was finally confirmed. I don't know about you but I sure am happy, I think it is about time that they setup the STS in the West (i.e. California, Oregon and Nevada). I think that WoTC will probably hold it in California. If this is true then you can bet that Nick will be there!

Some of My Fake Card Secrets

Fake Card - 12 Midnight PST

That's right! I have decided to release 3 of my ultimate fake card secrets. These simple 3 tricks can make your cards look a LOT more realistic. Remember, these tips will definitely work in Adobe Photoshop 5.0 and above. I am not sure about PSP and Paint.

  • Apply a Black layer at 20% opacity. Make sure that this layer is on the top or else the effect will not work.
  • Instead of using thick black #000000 use a light black color #1D1D1D. Once again, this adds to the "Scanned" effect.
  • Shrink the card to 85% of its original size and put it in a top loader found in the MYOFC section.

REMEMBER! These effects are to be applied to the card once it is completed (except the color # trick). If you apply them at the beginning then they will most likely not work.

Pokemon TCG GB 2 Info

GB Info - 12 Midnight PST

Well its about time we got some screenshots of the newest Pokemon game on the block, its name is "Pokemon TCG GB 2: Return of the GR (Great Rocket) Group" From what I have seen so far, this game is really awesome! It has a brand new world and also incorporates the old world as well.

The game will include all the cards from the previous games plus the new expansions that have been released (Possibly Neo 1,2, and 3). You begin the game by choosing weather you would like to be a Male or a Female just like in Pokemon Crystal.

Just like the previous game you will be able to expand your collection of cards by collecting various booster packs. I suspect that all the previous packs plus the new ones will be available to receive through battles. I think it would be cool if you could buy your booster packs, but of course you have to win them....

There will be support for Infrared communication battles or if you prefer to be able to move your Game Boy freely, the cable will of course be available to use.

Click here to view the Screenshots

Fraturday, February 16th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Hmmm! Nothing much to report on today. Don't forget to check out yesterday's update if you missed it.

In other news though, the PokéGym is BACK! Yeaaaaah! After the original 'Gym's unwanted and unexpected departure, the brains over at Wizards of the Coast has taken the 'Gym under it's wing. It looks like it's already gotten underway with the activation of the official "Wizards PokéGym" Message Board. I'm going to be there most definatly, and so will a few other people you may know. There's also a really keen "Create-A-Card" forum where I'll be posting WPG exclusive fake cards. See the first one there already, Rocket's Scizor.

Anyway, check out the new message boards and visit it often! Support the 'Gym!! Hooo hah!

.... Check out this weekend's updates, they'll be 100% done by PokemonMasterX (JZollo). I'll be away on (a well needed) vacation. ;)

Thursday, February 15th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Oooh! TCG News Galore! / I say "Sla" with the highest respect

Well, I don't have much to talk about today. The new world of Pokemon is quite boring right now.

In other news of thr world, get this. If you're a PeeCee user, then you probably know about Microsoft's next-gen OS, Windows XP. And unless you are in denial, you also know about the really crappy features of it, like install limits and a registration/activation code needed to use it. Heh. .... One recent debate lately between Mac addict circles is the origin of the "XP" in Windoze XP. Many thought that it was a blatant attempt to copy MacOS X, among other things. However an anonymous Microsoft employee debunked the rumor with their explanation (found here). Basically, it IS an emoticon of a a guy going "Bleck!"..... that is turn your head sideways to XP and you get the sick person look. Hmmm! God, hopefully MacOS X will be the last nail in Microsoft's coffin.

Also, this weekend (starting Friday afternoon), I'll be on a skiing trip with a group of kids I know from church. ... Meaning I won't be here on Saturday and Sunday to update. In that case, PMX here will be here to fill in for me for Saturday and Sunday. Hoo hah!

Plus, if you want to watch a good movie, check out "A Clockwork Orange".

Oooh! TCG News Galore!

TCG News - 5:30 PM PST

Oooh! I've got a bunch of stuff to share.... a tip of the hat to PokéGuide.com for all this really keen info.

  • Neo: Discoveryis Neo 2. Neo: Revelation is Neo 3. I know someone mentioned that it would probably be that, and I can't believe it was right.
  • I believe that BS3 is the new Tournament Edition, which is said to have 151 cards, both new and old. Could this be Safari Zone in English?? Maybe...
  • Southern Islands WILL finally be released in English as a Gift Set (like Thunderstorm). I dunno about you, but I'M going to get this one.
  • Neo: Discoverytheme decks have been shown and announced... Brainwave will be a Psychic/Water deck, with the holo being Espeon. Wallop will be a Grass/Fighting deck with the holo being Hitmontop.

Ooohhhh..... 2001 IS a good year for Pokemon! ;)

Wednesday, February 14th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• More Pokemon Toy Fair Tidbits / Buh

Uh... today is Valentines Day, yet another chance to suck the American consumer dry by forcing them to buy gifts to "reestablish" love ties. ... St. Valentine must be rolling in his grave. ... Of course if you ask me, I'd celebrate Valentine's Day on the 15th... that's when chocolate and candy hearts are like 75% off or something. Hmmm!

More Pokemon Toy Fair Tidbits

Toy Fair - 12 Midnight PST

Ah yes... another installment of the keenest Toy Fair of this century (of course, it's the first Toy Fair of this century.. soo..) ... Let's see what's in out magic bag:

  • TCG Info: Wizards has their sights set on a more spread out TCG release schedule. Neo 2, dubbed "Neo: Discovery" is set for a May release, and Neo 3 is set for a September release. Using my powerful abilities in the field of guesstimation, we can see Neo 2 out on May 14th, 2001, and Neo 3 on September 17th, 2001.
  • Crystal Info: Pokemon Crystal's release date is set for September... WAY after what people had predicted (which was a Summer released based on the UK's October release). Dark Aspenth says that "if the Mobile Adaptor comesout, it will most likely be in January 2002. Nintendo MIGHT sneak in the Mobile Adaptor byChristmas, knowing it will be a very popular and expensive item on anyone's list".
  • Movie Info: Already in motion are plans for the 3rd Movie in the cinema AND on video. (@_@) .... Yeah, the movie will be in theatres in April (most likely on April 4th), and the video will be released in September (most likely on September 11th). Wweeeeeird, talk about planning one's fate before they're born... :\
  • Toys and Junk Info: Er... I really don't focus much on the toys part of Pokemon, but this link here can explain everything you've ever wanted to know about upcoming Pokemon toys... http://media.hasbro.com/release.cfm?release=30

Well.... that's just about it. If you ask me though, I'm more excited about the upcoming Transformers toy release ("Robots in Disguise") than any of the Pokemon stash listed here (although this Pokemon stash is still good none the less).

Tuesday, February 13th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• 3 Cards, 3 Dee / Whoo!
• PokémonFactory.com.... Gone? / Hmmmm!
• More GS Item Info Info / Yes, 2 Infos...
• Anti-Fonts HPs / In a handy format for ALL Graphics Programs!
• Crystal WILL FINALLY Be Coming to the US!
/ HAH! I Told You SO!

Uh... well boo hoo hoo, I didn't update yesterday. BTW, I'm still working hard on PA!5. Plus, I've also just recieved copies of the last 2 episodes of BwowTV, so for those of you interested, check by Bwow Nation in a few days for screenshots and possibly some movie clips. MAYBE move clips.

Oh yeah! Uhm... outside of a few extra things, I suppose you can call Bulbagarden.com the newest affiliate of PA!! Whoo! More on this later also... cooler yet, we're almost a mere 10,000 hits away from the big 500k hits! Party details will be made soon enough. Good times.

3 Cards, 3 Dee

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

More 3D masterpieces! I AM the 3D Pokémon Master! (Er... next to the trained professionals found at Nintendo. Hee heee!)

Today's cards are Natu, Xatu, and Skarmory.





Skarmory (Desktop)


More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Hey wow! Technically we've broken the 100th card barrier! Technically we'ere half way done! Technically, this is cool! ;)

Natu is a handy little critter. If you have it in your starting hand (the hand of 7 cards you draw ONLY in the beginning of the game), then you can toss it and draw 3 new cards! Wow!

Xatu is also a handy guy. Guess the right card, win a prize! EXTREMELY handy with Mayakashi Girafarig, or other REAL cards like Recycle (if your opponent just used it), and... uhm... a few other cards.

Skarmory... what a piece of work. To the few who've seen it before today, they've told me that "if you liked Scizor, you'll LOVE Skarmory". Ehhh... I think it could be a lot better, but hey, judge for yourself. .... Skarmory's Pokémon Power can copy energy attached to one of your benched Pokémon. Meaning if you have a Scizor with 2 metal energy and one other energy, then you can use Skarmory's attack WITHOUT having energy on Skarmory, AND you can benefit from the Metal Energy card's "-10 damage to it" effects. WOW!! ... Now the Rocket Head attack has nothing to do with Team Rocket. It was suggested by Hackman when he noticed that Skarmory's head looks like a rocket. Now in the manner of Energy (I like to keep my Pokémon's attacks/powers focused on one idea), this attack can nix TWO energy cards with a flip of a coin. THis will become quite nasty if you're good at flipping heads. ;) Cooler still, I know you kids love them desktop images, so I've pulled another one together for you folks. Hoo hah!

Well, enjoy these for now.... I'm going to take a bit of a break with fake card making for a few days (maybe a week). Gives me some time to catch up on a few other things (like PA!5 for example). I mean like 30 cards in less than 2 weeks can tire anyone out. Hmmmm....

PokémonFactory.com.... Gone?

Other Info - 12 Midnight PST

I don't know about you, but last time I checked out PF.com, it won't work. Could this mean a mere server hiccup, or that PF is gone? Hmmmm....

More GS Item Info Info

GS Info - 12 Midnight PST

Dark Aspenth is back once again to finish up the remaning GS Info list. Hoo hah!

GS Item Info

Next up, DA will be working on a PA! Pokédex, but with a few extra goodies. More on this later...

Anti-Fonts HPs

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Eeehhhh.... as if you weren't lasy enough to install the actual Futurist font yourself, you have to resort to using grahpic files of the HP text. Hee hee. ;)

Rocky R. here has always been a regular goodies supplier for PA!, which for one I'm just delighted to have him around. ... This time, he's gotten past all that nasty copyright stuff (which I'm not TOO afraid of), and went on ahead got the TRUE HP font, Futurist Black (or something along those line). The HP font I have, Futurist Bold, is close to Futurist Black... but of course Futurist Black is the real deal.

It's a real shame though... I totally forgot that these were sitting in my inbox. So Rocky if you're reading this... please forgive me for not acknowledging this sooner!

.... So here is it, the proper HP font, in a simple cut-and-paste image form. Want to try it? Then pop by the MYOFC: Step 2 section to download them! ... Not only are they in a useful Photoshop file (and in reletive .ZIP and .SIT compression), but they're also in a MS Paint compatible .GIF format (since we care about you non-Photoshop users too.)

MYOFC: Step 2
(Ahhh... legality.)

Of course, maybe I ought to make this easier to cut and paste by having the "HP" right next to all the number signs. Hmmm.... check for that bit later.

Crystal WILL FINALLY Be Coming to the US!

Crystal News - 1:10 PM PST

Oh ye of little faith. Thanks to Delibird at the PA! Forums for this tidbit...

This week is the biggest and baddest of all toy fairs, the NEW YORK 2001 TOY FAIR which... which... fairs off toys!

.... Actually, the NY2k1 Toy Fair a convention of major toy and game makers from all over the US to showcase their upcoming toys, games, and other products for 2001. One new bit of info is that Hasbro is renuing Transformers for another generation with "Transformers: Robots In Disguise". Good times.

Nintendo also has a booth there, and without a doubt they've spilled the beans on new products. The North American Game Boy Advanced is quickly following the Japanese one, with a release date of June 11th, 2001 (a month before the projected July 2001 release date). Better start saving up your money, I know I will! ;)

But the most important bit of info here is:


Take THAT all you nay-sayers who believe Nintendo when they said they had no plans to make that! And take THAT all you who didn't believe me that Nintendo saying they weren't going to make it was just a ploy to prevent any unnecessary hype of the game! HAH!

See, what did I tell you?? Crystal WILL be released in the US! It was always planned, and it has always been planned. Nintendo would be a smeggin' MORON to NOT bring Crystal over to the States.

Of course the next step is to see if or if not the Mobile Adapter will be released. I have my doubts on this one, BUT, I'm positive there WILL be A modem for it, but weither or not it'll be portable is up to question. I'll bet you that it'll just work over phone lines, and that's it. Perhaps though... it may be able to connect up to your computer's modem and battle through there. Only time will tell about the modem though...

Funday, February 11th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• 3 Fake Card Mania / Sla
• Another Interesting Tidbit on Neo 4 / Hmmmm!


6 Fake Mania

Fake Cards - 1:00 PM PST

Today's fake cards are a mere hop, skip, and a jump away!

Today's cards are Hoppip, Skiploom, and Jumpluff.







More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Hoppip's Tumbleweed power prevents it from being hurt all the time. Get enough Hoppips (or other free retreaters) and have a windy party! Wheee! (Ruling Extra: You use the Tumbleweed power AFTER the attack does something to Hoppip.)

Skiploom is fairly simple.... Poisonpuff makes your opponent think twice about if they really want to attack or not.

Jumpluff is one quick Pokémon. Versital too. Just pop a Psychic and Grass energy card on it and you're set. ... And yes, it's Water weakness IS intentional. Now why I gave it a water weakness, you ask? Well, despite the fact that water attacks do 1/2 damage to Jumplugg (which is a Grass/Flying Pokémon), ice attacks do x4 damage to it (since both grass and flying are weak to ice attack). Now if Jumpluff can have a fighting resistance (even though Rock attacks do x2 to it), then Jumpluff can have a water weakness even though water attacks do 1/2 damage. Hoo hah!

Check out tomorrow, Natu and Xatu are up next.

Another Interesting Tidbit on Neo 4

TCG Info - 1:00 PM PST

It came to my attention that the Japanese word used in place for what we call "Shiny" (like "Shiny Magikarp") is the word for "light". ... Er... much like how the English word "Dark" replaced the Japanese word "Bad", the English word "Shiny" replaced the Japanese word for "Light".

With this though, Neo 4 probably won't have "Light/Good/Friendly" type Pokémon, but "Light/Shiny" Pokémon. Hmmmm!

Sarunday, February 10th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• 6 Fake Mania / Hugguguu!
• Interesting Tidbit on Neo 4 / Hmmmm!


6 Fake Mania

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Yesterday's fakes and today's fakes, all rolled into one update. Hoo hah!

Today's cards are Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Mareep, Flaaffy, and Ampharos.













More Mayakashi Edition Cards

The water starters each have a similar attack... now MORE Pokemon have a weakness to them!

Steel Pokemon are now weak to Totodile, who's picture I don't care too much for.

Fighting Pokemon are now weak to Croconaw.

Psychic Pokemon are now weak to Feraligatr.... however both Dark and Steel Pokemon have a resistance to him. (Ruling addition: Feraligatr's Familiar Grounds Pokemon power only reduces 1 colorless energy requirement from an attack on a non-Colorless type Pokemon. If an attack's energy cost does not have a colorless energy card requirement (like Feraligatr's own Crunch attack), then that energy cost reduction can not take place.)

Cooler still, these attacks are true to their types. Rust... well.. it really isn't a real GB attack. But Icy Wind (an ice attack), and Crunch (a dark attack) do what they would do in the GB game. Talk about authenticity! ;)

The Sheep Set's art is... different. Why? Well, I like to experement with new and different art styles. For the most part, it keeps the cards interesting. I personally don't like using the same art style for every card. Some people do, that's perfectly fine. But I prefer a bit of art rotation. That's why I draw cards using 3D-CGI, my personal painting style, Sumiyoshi Kizuki styles, and a few others.

These cards are... hmm... I don't know where I picked up this style. But either way, the images are made in a monocromatic style. Meaning the image only has two colors, and one of them is black. Hmmm!

Mareep... has it's uses. Especially against Grass Pokemon. Free damange removal! Hee hee!

Flaaffy... no comment.

Ampharos... Thundertail is just a Tail Wag that does damage. Big whoop there. Gigastun is an interesting attack, it paralyzes itself. A bit of a ruling pointer here, Ampharos doesn't unparalyze itself until the end of your next turn after you attacked. Otherwise, 70 damage for 4 (or 3 if Mayakashi Feraligatr is in play) is pretty good.

OK, check back next update for the next batch of fake cards. Hoo hah!

Interesting Tidbit on Neo 4

TCG Info - 12:30 PM PST

KojiroX from the PA! Forums brough up this little tidbit on Neo 4. Yeah, so Dark Ivy/Venusaur may or may not be in Neo 4, that... we don't care about. However we DO know the next set will be called (literal translation) "Darkness and Light". Now the darkness part most likely refers to Team Rocket's "Dark/Bad/Evil" Pokemon. So this gives proof to a something of a
"Team Rocket 2" set.

... However, the "Light" of the set name may in fact refer to a new type of Pokemon. Yes, you guessed it, "Light/Good/Friendly" Pokemon!! I mean hey, why not? Hmmmm..... think about it!

Fraturday, February 9th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Next STS Has Been Announced / AAAAARGH!!

Holy cripes on toast! PA!'s PKMNTop50 rank is up to 48, 10 up from our previous record (of 58). My gut feeling is that it's due to go up some more. ;)

Actually, I have all of today's fake cards done and finished, but I'll just add them tomorrow. I don't have much time to update right now since I'm about to leave towards my relative's house in the South Bay, which will take up the rest of my day today. (@_@)

Next STS Has Been Announced

STS Info - 2:30 PM PST

AAAAARGH!!! ..... Well, based on the "yell of disbelief", the next STS will not be in my favor.

During yesterday's Wizards Chat, the Non-Dark version of Master Trainer Mike announced the light details of the next STS. Here's what he said:

master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon Mall Tour 2001 starts on April 7th. Check out our web site for locations as we learn them (specifics should be up soon)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Also the next Super Trainer Showdown East will be taking place June 23-24 at the
Meadowlands in New Jersey."

SLA! The next STS will be on the East Coast... AGAIN. And two days too. BUH. ... (@_@)

Oh well.... on the plus side though, since the 1st ECSTS was better than the 1st WCSTS, then that means the 2nd WCSTS will be better than the 2nd ECSTS (hopefully). So I suppose we sacrafice time for quality (which for the most part is worth it).

Remember to stop by PA! for all the hottest STS info, like tour dates and whatever else your brain can think of. I got nothin'.

Thursday, February 8th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Another 2 Fake Cards Today / Milk, It Does a Body Good

Uhm.... PMX, feel free to jump in at any time and add news! ;)

BTW. something interesting has come up. PA! has broken a top site record. On the PokemonTop50, our previous high score was at rank 58 a few months ago. Recently however it's smashed that rank and is currently stationed at 50 (up from 52 yesterday). Hopefully tomorrow may take us into the lower 40's. ;) Good times.

Another 2 Fake Cards Today

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

I was amazed to hear people's reactions to my Scizor card.... many have said it's my best fake card art yet. Hmmm... Anyway, like I said.... you WILL be seeing more Scizor pictures made later on.

Today's cards are Miltank and Elekid.





More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Check out page 2 of the Mayakashi Edition section. It lists all the cards up to #100 that I have planned to be released over the next 4 days.

Now both of these cards are sort of a "cooling-it-down-for-the-moment" type card, because the water starter set will really kick axe. I don't have much else to comment on about today's cards. So I won't!

Wednesday, February 7th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• It Slices, It Dices! / Two Fakes

Uhm.... PMX, feel free to jump in at any time and add news! ;)

It Slices, It Dices!

Fake Cards - 1:00 AM PST

Someone told me to take my time on this next one... so... enjoy!

Today's cards are Scyther and Scizor.



Scizor (Desktop)


More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Scyther... a VERY simple card. VERY. Even the picture. ... VERY. ... I did this one in like 5 minutes flat, only because I was half asleep when dong it. Oh well. So it's not my best card. :P

Scizor though... you kids will probably like this one. It's OK to me... it took me forever to figure out a good post for Scizor, plus the reflections didn't come out as good as I liked. The card itself isn't one of my best either, just ooh... unoriginal extra damage attacks. Oh well. This one does have a desktop image for you, which I'm sure you'll enjoy. Good times. ... BTW, this isn't the last time I'll be using 3D Scizor is something... ;)

More are-a commin' your way tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15 & PMX

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

(Nick15's update)
• Two More Fakes Du Jour / Movie!
• Even MORE GS Item Info / Score!

(PMX's update)
• Neo 4 Misconception
/ The Final Verdict on the Neo 4 Cards
• Three X Expansion Fakes / I've outdone myself!
• Cleffa Promo Found
/ Hours of Auction Jumping Paid of
• New Pokemon Toys / They're Edible!
• New WoTC Chat Archive
/ All that and a bag of chips

[Nick15]: Uhm... still working hard on PA!5. .... Chat details will be made avalible later today or tomorrow.

[PMX]: Er.. nothing here! But you should really check out Don's Pokemon Website! Don has got a really great Pokemon website there.

I got some really hot information today so I didn't want to wait until tomorrow to update. So two updates in one day, I bet you will have trouble naming a few sites that do that!

Also, remember my email address is JZollo66@aol.com if you want to email me with any news, fake cards, or anything else! And another reminder, make sure you view Pokemon Aaah! in Internet Explorer, it looks a lot better using that browser.

Two More Fakes Du Jour

Fake Cards - 1:00 AM PST

More 3D-CGI pictures heading your way!

Today's cards are Yanma and Porygon2.





More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Yanma, a dragonfly... uhm.... yeah. The picture is OK... I neglected to add in any clouds and the eyes didn't come out the way I wanted them to. Oh well. The card itself is a real devil though... ;)

Porygon2, probably my first fake card of the sort. Cooler still, the attacks all go together, so there's nearly a useless attack. I tried to get the "Tri Attack" attack to be as close as I could get to the original GB attack.

I've got more tricks up my sleeve later on. Check back tomorrow-ish for more fake cards. ;)

Even MORE GS Item Info

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

More gallant efforts by Dark Aspenth, as he provides even more Game Boy info for PA! (the Game Boy lacking Pokemon site). This time around I believe it more or less wraps up the rest of the items.... Mail and Battle Stats. Take a gander!

GS Item Info!

Neo 4 Misconception

Neo 4 Info - 8:30 AM PST

The two cards nick showed you a few days ago are NOT promo cards for the new TCG GB game. They are in fact promos for the Neo 4 set! These cards were released as promos in a Japanese Magazine this month (February). 

Personally, I was thinking that these would be the new promos for the game just like Meowth from the last TCG GB game. Actually, now that I think about it, Venusaur was ALSO a TCG GB promo. It was included in the Official Nintendo Guide. Unfortunately, I never got one because everyone thought that it was right to steal them right out of the players guide.

Three X Expansion Fakes

Fake Cards - 8:30 AM PST

Here is the latest from the X Expansion !

Today's cards are Natu, Meganium and Totodile.







Diverse group of cards eh' ? Well not all of them are brand spankin new. They have been shown at the PA! Forums for some time. But anyway.... Natu has a really nasty attack called a "Psychic Inversion" which allows him to copy any attack off a Psychic Pokemon! Its just like Metronome on Clefable only limited to Psychic Pokemon.

Meganium also has a mean attack called "Photosynthesis". Now most of us know that Photosynthesis is the process in which plants produce food for themselves but in Meganium's situation its a whole different story. This attack lets you flip 3 coins, for every head you flip you get to remove one damage counter from any Grass type Pokemon on your bench.

The X Expansion section will be up very soon, I just need to finish up the final touches. It will only feature the cards that have been premiered on PA!

Cleffa Promo Found

Cleffa Promo - 8:30 AM PST

After hours of "Auction hopping" yesterday, I finally found an eBay auction that was selling a Promo Cleffa! The person does not provide the best picture but you can judge that for your self, here is the Cleffa Promo!

Eek! Yea, that's Cleffa's attack! All it does is let you draw 2 cards. That attack and its Baby Pokemon Power make it very weak to attack... at least Pichu has a means of defending itself but this card has nothing! Ah well, what can you expect from a baby Pokemon.

New Pokemon Toys

New Toys - 8:30 AM PST

A Japanese based toy company named "Tomy" is expanding the toy industry to include new Pokemon delights! They are toys that are edible and made out of chocolate (Mmmm...Chocolate). Unfortunately you can't eat the Pokemon itself, it is enclosed in a thick milk chocolate shell that tastes good. The Pokemon toy itself is made of plastic, and take it from me, you do NOT want to eat plastic, it tastes bad and gives you a stomach ache for days. On the plus side you don't have to goto school ^_^.

WoTC Chat Archive

Chat Archive - 8:30 AM PST

As you may or may not know, Wizards of the cost holds a large community chat once every week. In that chat they answer all of your question regarding the Pokemon TCG. They are also very funny! The main man of the operation is Master Trainer Mike. He is there every week and answers the majority of questions.

In light of this I have decided to make a small WoTC Chat Archive section on PA! It will be updated every week after the chat is over. I didn't record all the previous chats so if you have a complete transcript of the chats before today please email them to JZollo66@aol.com I would appreciate it very much if you would send me that info =)

Click here to view the WoTC Chat Archive

Monday, February 5th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Additional Additional / Neo Jumped the Gun on Neo 4
• Two Fakes Du Jour / Bagworm?

Uhm... still working hard on PA!5. I've also decided to turn the PA! Forums into the Nick15.com Forums, since it's a lot more convenient to have all the different forums in one. More on this later.

Oh, and the big 500k hit bonanza is due... less than 20,000 more hits until we it the big 500,000. ... Now unlike other show stopping hit counts (like the first 10,000 and 100,000 hits I got), I WILL have a nice little AIM party to celebrate. Stop by tomorrow for the party details. ;)

Additional Additional

TCG Info - 12 Midnight PST

Eeep... I sort of flubbed up the Neo 4 info. Well... I think. ... People have told me that Dark Ivysaur/Venusaur cards I posted up yesterday were merely promo cards for the next TCG Game Boy game. I think otherwise.

My translator says (and I quoth):

 As for the beginning special edition, to Pokemon Neo & neo 4th feature "darkness, and light..." Bulletin! In addition, it is sold after the spring of 2001, card set commodity "intro-pack for the beginner *, up-to-date information such as neo" and fan long-awaited game boy color software "Pokemon Card eGB2" special edition the fullest capacity!

The text there DOES mention "neo 4th" or "Neo 4"... evidence of Neo 4's existance sometime soon (if not "after the spring of 2001"). The Dark Ivysaur/Venusaur cards could might as well be promos for the new GB game. That I can agree with. BUT, it most likely is tied in with Neo 4 in one way or another... possible something to expect from it.

If anything, as much as the article I read is about the next GB game, this does have SOME Neo 4 info in it. ... Of course mentioning Neo 4 could might as well be a hook to read the article. Sna. I'm no expert on Japanese here. Well, I'll just wait until more useful information is released.

Two Fakes Du Jour

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Can someone explain to me why these are called "bagworms"?

Today's cards are Pineco and Forretress.





More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Well, a break from painting and a revisit to the ever-so-popular 3d-CGI pictures.

Pineco... so the second attack isn't all that original. I had to find a really good Bug-type attack for Pineco that Pineco actually knew how to use in the Game Boy game, and so Pin Missle was the one I chose. But, I added the Swagger attack as a useful back up for Pin Missle. Not only do you get a chance at extra damage (a possible 160 damage total), but also you can use it to confuse your opponent. How many damage boosting attacks can do that? ;)

Forretress a really keen Steel Pokemon. Unfortunately I wasn't able to complete the entire Pokemon in time, so I did a really dramatic front-view version of it. Sla. .... Spikes is close to what it does in the GB game. Barbed Wire is a REALLY keen attack. Are you good at flipping heads? Good! In 3 turns, Forretress will do 80 damage. .... The deal with that attack is that with each heads flipped after you attack, the base damage is doubled. So if you do 20 damage, a head will let it do 40 damage. Then if you flip a head again, it'll double to 80. Another head mean 160 damage. And so on. However don't get a tails or else it'll go back down to 20 damage. Hee hee!

Ok, that's it for now. Stop by for the next update for more fake cards. I'll surprise you this time, I won't tell you what it is. Hee hee!

Sunday, February 4th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• A Few Little News Tidbits / This Just In...
• Neo 4 Info! / Team Rocket's Back...
• 5 New Fakes / Time to Make Up For Lost Time...

Well, yesterday's filming of BwowTV did go so well. Everyone was disorganized and the director was a real witch with a "B" (bewitched.... yeah!). Plus the fact that there were too many last minutes changes to the script really didn't help anyone. ... However timing, which was a problem in the past, was a real score this time around. I worked hard on a timing system for the show, and so this filming was just about right on time. ... Oh well. 8 more days till the next filming (@_@). ... Oh! Speaking of BwowTV, around the time PA!5 comes up, Bwow Nation will ALSO have a site upgrade filled with all sorts of goodies, more importantly text transcripts of each episode for those who can't watch it, and also the Bwow Store where we'll sell things. Now if the Bwow Store does well, that may open up for a PA! Store later on. ;)

OK, enough rambling on about the show. On to the Poké-goodness!

A Few Little News Tidbits

News - 12 Midnight PST

News tidbits... uhmm...

  • I stopped by my local Toys R Us, and I found something interesting. The Leagues are back! This may not be new news to you, but it is to me. Before, TRU said they weren't going to do the leagues (which came to a disappointment to everyone who went to TRU leagues). But apparently Toys R Us was able to get the Pokemon Leagues back to their stores. Hoo hah!

  • Speaking of the League, the Season 2 promo card will be Corocoro Cleffa (aka Cleffa/Bill). ;)

  • PokéGym fans took a sneak peak at the Official Wizards Pokemon message board. The sections included:
    - Announcements (News about the site)
    - General (Basic talk on the TCG)
    - Decks
    - Strategy (card tips and combos)
    - Rulings (TCG rulings)
    DREAM CARDS (aka Fake Cards!!!)
    - Pokemon Video Games

  • Pokemon Advanced is-a coming in Japan, but there's no Pokemon RPG game slated to be released at the same time. Oh well. .... There will be a sequel Pokemon TCG GB game, however. That has been known for some time.

Neo 4 Info!

TCG Info - 12 Midnight PST

Cold off my arse, it's Neo 4 info! .... This info comes STRAIGHT from Japan.

The 4th Neo set is on it's way to Japan! Word has it that it'll be called "Evening Dawn" (literal translation: "Darkness and Light"), and that it'll be release sometime after Spring 2001. The title suggests a Rocket based set, basically due to it's reference to "darkness".

Undoubtedly, it'll have Johto Pokemon in their dark forms... but it'll also have two no-shows from the first Rocket set, Dark Ivysaur and Dark Venusaur. (Click here to view them.) ... Of course I think these are just promo cards. Either way, there they are.

Not much else is revealed on it, other than that it's going to happen. Check PA! for more info as it's revealed. ;) Good times.

5 New Fakes

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Well, I would have posted the first starter set yesterday, if it weren't for the fact that I wasn't here. So... I'll post them today along with today's originally planned fakes. So that's 5 fakes total. Hoo hah!

Today's cards are Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Togepi and Togetic.











More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Sorry folks, no desktops today. I WILL get them up at a later date, however.

The firestarters are a mere anti-Raindance. Mostly because I realized what a brutal combo PC Error can be with Energy Flow, Blastoise and the Feraligatr that discards water energy cards. So, in order to regulate the brutal power of that, these firestarters here are hot enough to evaporate Raindance's grip. You can figure the combos out as you go along.

Cyndaquil is actually an old picture, one I drew over a year ago for PA! 3.5 (that's OLD). Since I was too lazy to draw up a new one, I decided to use that one. Flare is a rehash of an old attack, useful since Cyndaquil does do a lot of flairin' about town. ;)

Quilava has a fire resistance, only because it's Silver Pokédex data said that it could take on any fire attack unharmed. Heh. ;) ... Bully is an Intimidation-style attack, used to pick up the small Pokemon. Carbonize is a useful anti-Haymaker attack to. Toss away those energies from evil Scythers and Hitmonchan (or Mayakashi Hitmontop).

Typhlosion's card is powered by nuclear energy. Nuclear Winter totally destroys Raindance (and Brain/Paindance from my Fake Edition fake cards). Hydrogen Blast gives all your Pokemon a hefty dose of radiation. Being poisoned is the closest stasis effect radiation sickness, plus the bench takes a hit too. Hoo hah!

Togepi... look out! :D Togepi in the TV show does all this weird "come chase me you losers!" type wandering. This time it find itself at a construction site, one step closer to it's ultimate doom (scrambled eggs). Heheheh! It's attack also is useful in making your opponent think twice about using that Gust of Wind. (Ruling: Togepi's attack's ability takes place AFTER the use of any Trainer cards, meaning you get to switch again after using a Double Gust.)

Togetic's evo ruling IS correct. In this case, a Stage 1 CAN evolve from a Baby Pokemon, since the baby Pokemon ALSO counts as a Basic Pokemon. Togetic here is a real useful Pokemon, especially if your opponent JUST used something like Swords Dance or Tail Wag. Hee hee! They'll be doing that forever! (Ruling: If your opponent doesn't attack one turn, then Encore has no effect other than dealing damage.)

OK, that's all I have to rant on about today's fake cards. ... Keep stopping by, since I've got a TON of new ones to go. At least 7 or 8 are already done, and they're awaiting their 15 minutes in the spot light a day. ;) I guarantee it!

Saturday, February 3rd, 2001

Posted by: PokemonMasterX (PMX)

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• PMX is on the Job! / The day you all feared.
• Some New Fakes / The X Expansion is @ Pokemon Aaah!
• Pokemon Movie Numero 3 ! / The Mystery of Entei and Unown
• New Pokemon Stadium 2 Info / Red Hot Info

Oooh! I am so nervous, I really am excited about updating! Sorry about the small amount of news today but Pokemon news is kind of hard to come by these days....

PMX is on the Job!

PMX is here - 3:00 PM PST

Oh boy! Well it looks like your new Webmaster is updating today. Nick hasn't officially gone on break yet, the reason I am updating is because he is really busy filming "Bwow Nation" an awesome TV show that Nick works on. I wish I could watch it but it is only aired in California. But the website does have some awesome clips (and boy are they funny). Anyway, I've got some cool info for today's update and I look forward to updating more and more as time goes by !

PS - If you want to email me about anything on PA! my email address is... jzollo66@aol.com 

Some New Fakes

Fake Cards - 3:00 PM PST

Many people have been IMing me and asking about the X-Expansion and if it will be on PA! or not. Well I talked to nick about this and he was more than happy to let me put the X- Expansion on PA! In fact, just for this special occasion I cooked up 2 new fakes! 

Today's cards are Scizor and Feraligatr.... 





I am still working on moving all of my cards to the same format Nick uses but I am having some trouble with converting some of his tables, oh well. I should have some new cards tomorrow as well as some hot news.

These cards are some of the finest that I have ever made. I was sure to put some extra effort into them because I knew they were going to be on PA!

Like nick, I use my own attacks for my cards instead of using other attacks from cards that already exist. In my opinion, using your own made up attacks is a lot more fun than using attacks that are already on existing cards because you get to make the rules.

Pokemon Movie Numero 3 !

Pokemon The Movie - 3:00 PM PST

The trailer for the third Pokemon movie has finally been unveiled by the good people at apple.com ! They recently added it to their website. Here's the link....

Click here to see the Trailer for Pokemon 3: The Movie

It is a very cool trailer so be sure to check it out ASAP! If you are too lazy and you don't want to go download the whole thing then here's the transcript of exactly what is said on the trailer......

"In a secret underground chamber strange ancient Pokemon exists more legendary than Lugia, more mysterious than mew, their strength unbelievable. their power...unstoppable. their identity...unown. KidsWB Presents Pokemon 3: The Movie. The Mystery of Entei and the Unown will be spelled out April 11th 2001"

Oooh, a release date. Just by the look of the trailer I can tell that this money is going to be the #1 movie for a VERY long time.

New Pokemon Stadium 2 Information

Pokemon Stadium 2 - 3:00 PM PST

Lately, information on this new Pokemon game has been scarce but some new very interesting information has come up that is sure to catch your eye!

Like Stadium 1, you will battle people in the Stadium and the Gym Leader Castle, but in Stadium 2 you also get the pleasure of battling your classmates in the Pokemon Academy! But, like any classroom there are lectures and quizzes (Fun + Easy!)

There are also two brand new Tournament Battle Modes one is for our baby Pokemon who evolve from eggs (Level 5) this is called the "Little Cup". The other new battle mode is extremely difficult because you do not get to choose which Pokemon you get to use! This is called the "Challenge Cup", the challenge of course is that you don't get to choose your Pokemon.

All of the Cup Tournaments (except the Little Cup) will have 4 sub-tournaments which would make You can use your Pokemon, or Rental in battles at all times (except in the Challenge Cup, where 6 Randomly Assigned Pokemon (lv30) will become yours to use for now. You can't rent the Challenge cup Pokemon that you use in Challenge cup battles, though). 

Pokemon in Pokemon Stadium 2 will look better than ever in 3D and they'll also be tougher than in G/S. The Trainers in the Pokemon Stadium 2 Game will also taunt you! The Gyms are all different looking, and you don't get any continues either (bummer!). There is this girl that will do Mystery Gifts with you everyday! Which means there is also an internal clock built into the game. Another cool feature is that you'll be able to see your room from G/S! It'll be all in 3-D too, and you'll even be able to see the stitching on the dolls in your room! 

The release date for this awesome new game is March 26th! Thanks to LittleOD2 from the PA! forums for this info.

Friday, February 2nd, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• More Proof of Crystal's Existence / As if you never believed in the first place.
• 2 New Fakes / Don't Jynx it!


More Proof of Crystal's Existence

Crystal Info - 12 Midnight PST

As if I haven't drilled it into your head enough already... here's some more info. Kevin from over at the PokéMasters got a very revealing and indisputable bit of proof that Crystal WILL be released in the US. Here's the link: http://www.pokemasters.com/news/98108629561793.html

For those of you who are to lazy to look, basically it's a screenshot of a Pokédex entry from Pokemon Stadium 2 (in English, THAT's a key word there). In it, there is a section called "Found Wild In", and under it are 6 boxes. 3 of them are filled out with the colors red, blue, and yellow, symbolizing that the Pokemon in question can be found in RBY. The other 3 boxes have "?'s" in them. Two of them are most likely Gold and Silver, since the first three were RBY. This leaves the 6th one... which can ONLY be Crystal. Tadah!

Think about it... if Nintendo has NO plans to make Crystal as they say, then why would that 6th box be there?? Can you tell me THAT, young fella? ;)

2 New Fakes

Fake Cards - 12 Midnight PST

Oh boy! It's fake card time, kiddies! Here's the innovative little cards I've been takin' about.

Today's cards are Smoochum and Jynx.





More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Now this is how I think Baby and their Evolutions should have been made, instead of making the technically useless "Baby Pokemon" type. ;) Basically you have 1 of 2 options. Either play with the FASTER Basic Pokemon version of like Electabuzz, or play with the STRONGER Evolution Pokemon of like Electabuzz. Interesting concept, in my honest opinion. ;)

Smoochum, in the words of Hackman, "is better than a 30 HP Baby Pokemon". I don't have much else to say on it though...

Jynx is a Gust of Wind every turn. It's Group Hug attack would prove to be a pain in the arse too. Cooler still, even though it's a Stage 1 Pokemon, Jynx can still evolve from either the Basic or the Baby Pokemon version of Smoochum. Why? Well, Baby Pokemon also count as Basic Pokemon, and Jynx does say "put it on the Basic Pokemon". ;) .... The only difference between Basic and Evo Jynx is that you have to have A Smoochum to evolve. But hey, that's the name of the game, folks! ;)

Check out next update (not necessarily tomorrow) for uhm.... the fire starters (literally), and then later a few other junk.

Thursday, February 1st, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• Another One New Fake / Yup!

Duhm de dum.... updates du jour. Speaking of updates, don't expect one Saturday morning since I'm out doing my TV show. .... Maybe I can get the new guy to do it, toughen his arse up for more heavier work to some. ;)

No other Pokemon news to report. ... Word on the street is it that Nintendo has confirmed Pokemon to be released on Game Boy Advanced. It'll only some time before the screenshots and other news begin rolling in.

Another One New Fake

Fake Card - 12 Midnight PST

Yeah well, this "old" fake site is still alive and kickin', despite the petty gossip going around. (I know who says what around here... ) But as they say: "An old man's twice a child." I have yet to totally stand down from fakes. Hoo hah!

Today's card is Replenish.



More Mayakashi Edition Cards

Eh.... no relation to the Magic card of the same name.

The deal with Replenish here is to get cards back! WHoo! Not like you can't to that with another other card. ... Actually it's more useful than an Item Finder and a Nightly Garbage Run put together. Trade your hand of 5 crappy cards for oh... 4 Energy Removals and an Oak. ;) Of course the coin flip may make it a pain to deal with, but oh well.

Now this is another card with the "1 card per deck" ruling. Personally, that would make a great addition to the TCG. .... And that's all I have to say on that.

Next update I have Smoochum and Jynx, both of which are something I'm sure you won't expect. Then the Johto fire-starters are up afterwards (Cyndaquil, Quilava, & Typhlosion), and then... uhm... some others too. Hoo hah!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• One New Fake / A Cascade To Come

Duhm de dum.... updates du jour.

One New Fake

Fake Card - 12:30 AM PST

Ooohh.... only ONE new fake. Oh well, I'm going to spread my fakes out a bit. I won't do one a day, I've got too many idea, and that'll take forever. Anywho... enjoy this card. I have a fake cards guarenteed for at least the next 3 updates.

Today's cards are Cleffa, Clefairy, and Clefable.

PC Error (Desktop)


More Mayakashi Edition Cards


PC Error? Based off the glitch in Pokemon Gold/Silver where you can duplicate Pokemon through Bill's PC. This card here does exactly the same thing. It copies the Pokemon, Energy cards, and even Trainer cards. Not damage though. Fortunatly to prevent abuse, I've used one of my new "can't use more than 1 per deck" rulings. Like I said with Amulet Coin (I think), you'll be seeing this used more often. ;)

I've also made a little desktop for it... but it doesn't fit within desktop regulation site (4:3), and I can't crop any of it off or else it won't look good. Oh well.

Check out tomorrow for Replenish, and later for Smoochum and Jynx (Both of which are very innovative. But you'll NEVER guess.) Hoo hah!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2001

Posted by: Nick15

PA! v4.6.2

Here's What's New for Today...

• 2 Fake Deals-Ma-Thiggys / 3 To Go
• Introducing the New Webmaster / Fresh Meat

Hey! I actually updated today! ;) Well, I'm still ultra busy with life, the universe, and everything in it... mostly because the filming of the next 2 BwowTV episodes is going to be this Saturday, and another filming is 8 days after that. Now normally we don't do episodes THAT close together, so we're busting our butts to get stuff for the episodes. Then there's an update to Bwow Nation in the works, plus the PA!5 update... this is all going to keep my quite busy in the upcoming days.

But anyway, I do have some few surprises in the upcoming days, so keep your eyes pealed for them. ;)

In other news.... there is no other news.

2 Fake Deals-Ma-Thiggys

Fake Tools - 12:30 AM PST

Heeeey! I've got two things uploaded which will probably make you jump for joy and do some cartwheels or whatever. They're nothing new (I've had them before), but they've been updated, so that's something to look forward to. Let's see....

Well, I've decided to bring back the fonts, considering that even before I took them down in the first place, I never got a cease and desist email from whoever owns them. Plus I don't think they'll miss them anyway. But this time I've added a few other ones, Futurist and Unown. Futurist is the 99.9% actual HP font. It's more authentic than the Century Gothic font that's been going around the PC world. Take it from me, this sukka is just about the closest thing you can get to the HP font (outside that Adobe Futurist font someone mentioned a week ago or something). Unown is the Unown font, used to make Unown cards. Cool. Even cooler yet, ALL these fonts can be downloaded for Macs AND Windows, allowing a fair start for anyone using Macs or PC's. ;)

The second file I uploaded were Photoshop symbols! :D Hah, like that's original (I've had them before). ... But anyway, these files are 100% Photoshop compatible, so for you advanced Photoshop users, you'll be able to take advantage of the nice, soft edges rather than the sharp-edged symbols from the .GIF file. Hoo hah!

Now both of these can be found in the Make Your Own Fake Card: Part 2 page, which is conveniently linked below (of course the symbols would be in the Nick15's Blanks section):

MYOFC: Part 2

Let's see now.... later in our little fake fun deal-ma-thiggy are three other hot items. Well... actually 1 and a two halves. One of them is already made, but not completed. And that would be the Gym badges. This time however, I'll not only add the ones I'm missing (Blaine, Giovanni, Rocket, etc), but I'll also Photoshop-a-ma-fy them, AND make a MS Paint compatible .GIF file for you Paint users. ;) The other half is redo's for "American" style Steel and Dark blanks. They were made before Neo was released, and now that Neo has been out for some time, I'll update them to be more at par. .... Now the other one is and will remain a secret until I release them. Let's just say that this hot little item will also be Photoshop and MS Paint compatible (in separate files, as usual).

Good times.

Introducing the New Webmaster

Webmaster - 12:30 AM PST

I'm not going to drone on about how this is a good thing for PA!, and how I'm confident in his work (well, I am), so let's just cut to the chase.

I'm proud to announce that the new webmaster who'll help me out in taking PA! to a new level is none other than Joseph Zollo, aka PokemonMasterX at the PA! Forums and JZollo elsewheres. His abilities with web design and Photoshop are just right for the job, and he will be a perfect addition to PA!. Plus his existence rounds off the top PA! staff for 4, just like old times. ;)

Anyway, in light of this new development, I've pushed the upgrade for PA!5 from April 2nd to.... uhm... whenever my counter hits 500,000 visits. That'll be around a month or so, give or take a few days. ... In that time, we will most definitely have PA!5 up and running the way I wanted it for April. Hoo hah! (Speaking of which, I'm going to pull together a PA! 500,000 hits party some time soon, where we'll count down to the bit 500K.)

Now it'll take a while to get Zollo here suited for the job, there's a lot of menial paper work I have to go through, so it'll be a while before you see any news posted by Zollo, or see him as an admin at the PA! Forums. But it WILL happen.

Other things planned to flourish with this new development are job opportunities at PA!. Once we get our PA! compass straightened, we'll do job sign-ups for various tasks at PA!. This time the job hiring will be more professional (like the webmaster search), so we'll have a hard copy of your skills on hand for easy look up, rather than having to read over email requests.

Good times, again. (^_^)