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Chapter 9 Page 17

19 Dec 2014 05:30 pm

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H0lyhandgrenade, 19 Dec 2014 05:10 pm

I always make up these nicknames on the spot when lettering. But I figure you can tell.

Who could this fellow be? He's called Euphrate, with his Pikachu Volta. He's the OC of a very kind patron called EncrE over on Patreon. Thankyou for your support!

See y'all soon.

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User's Comments:

Reply GoogerGeiger (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 05:33 pm

It looks like this other Pikachu is female. Rat may look scared, but could it be that he's... in love?!

Reply Critic, 19 Dec 2014 05:52 pm

Is Rat scared, in love, jealous, or just in awe?

Reply P-Dizzy (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 05:58 pm

At first I thought "Woah, where'd Kahn get a pikachu!?" Now I feel stupid.

Reply Draexzhan (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 06:14 pm

Rat's look of utter shock is like the greatest thing!

Reply Tijopi11, 19 Dec 2014 06:14 pm

Rat is definitely jealous- he wants to have that sort of relationship with Atty. Looks like this may be the gym where Rat shows what he's made of! Then again, has he even tried a move after all this time? Does he even know any electric attacks...?

Reply Blank (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 06:16 pm

I would say Rat is jealous, cuz that Pikachu looks happy -- plus it doesn't have to walk! -- while he's all miserable and such.

Reply Halosty (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 06:46 pm

@Blank: Sure, it may be happy, and it may be treated like a real friend, but Rat has a cute bandage! So... that's something, right?

Reply HaikenEdge, 19 Dec 2014 07:10 pm

That Pikachu has a scar over an eye. There's a story there.

Reply (Guest) (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 07:15 pm

Yeah, who uses an Electric type in the water gym? Besides, you know, everyone?

Reply Q (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 07:35 pm

Wow, a Pikachu that invented the battery? That's some dedication. I'm funny, right? Right? Guys? Cause... Volta invented the battery? Guys? ...why isn't anyone laughing?

Reply leo_dragon_knight, 19 Dec 2014 08:00 pm

Poor rat.

Reply Raxis (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 08:33 pm

Rat, I have a feeling you're finally about to get some love :D

Reply Crimsonbolt (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 08:39 pm

anybody notice how Volta's tail is chipped?

Reply Soulstormraptor, 19 Dec 2014 09:18 pm

@Crimsonbolt: The Reason why Volta's tail is chipped because all female pikachus have that to show their gender. Like male birds are more pretty than the females or how male deer have horns and a doe does'nt.

Reply Delta Pangaea (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 09:21 pm

I'm sort of imagining Volta playing the tough act. Then she pokes at Rat's bandage and his ear just falls off again.

Reply Drewbie (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 09:31 pm

I think that's envy.
Rat is looking at a Pikachu whose trainer not only acknowledges it but relies on it in battle and appreciates it afterwards - as opposed to using it as a chump block.

Reply ThePokeman92, 19 Dec 2014 09:47 pm

What are you doing using a super-effective pokemon like that? Do it the hard way! :P

Reply Nicknaaaaames (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 10:23 pm

I wonder why Atty never took Rat to the pokemon centre about that ear... maybe they could sew it back on or something?

also i still name all of my kanto starters after the 1st movie ones, nicknames are the best.

Reply yaoi4evandnevayuri, 19 Dec 2014 10:26 pm

Rat, if you think you need to prove yourself. Then I believe in you!!! <3

Reply Critic, 19 Dec 2014 10:43 pm


I thought it was Kahn for a second too.

Reply okamihanyu, 19 Dec 2014 10:48 pm


Reply qazox, 19 Dec 2014 10:50 pm

Rat's not quite sure what to make of Volta.

Reply kakuloo, 19 Dec 2014 11:32 pm

My interpretation is that Rat has just been forced to realize that he's going to be forced to fight in this gym. Or maybe that he'll never be as loved by Atty as that Volta is by Euphrate.

Reply Amythyst (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 11:50 pm

@Soulstormraptor: Actually, female Pikachu have tails with heart-shaped ends. That's uneven and angular, not symmetrical and rounded like it should be if Volta was female.

Reply mo-kun (Guest), 19 Dec 2014 11:52 pm

not so true @Soulstormraptor: the tail change didn't happen until the later gens, 4th to be precise, and Holy already said that this comic is sticking to straight, 1st gen logic and rules. I am guessing that the tail is an injury, like the scar a cross the pikachu's eye.

Reply Goombaguy777 (Guest), 20 Dec 2014 01:08 am

Along with that @mo-kun:
Along with that information, another thing to note is that even if the gender signs WERE involved, female pikachu have HEART SHAPED tails, not just a notch, which makes that tail an injury.

Reply Jonathan (Guest), 20 Dec 2014 02:27 am

Never! Abuse your type advantage? Who does that?

Seriously, I always felt like a bit of a dick using my purpose - build pokemon against gym trainers. Not the leader so much, because they're meant to be tough.

Reply darkgloomie (Guest), 20 Dec 2014 04:48 am

yeah, only newbs bring Electric types to a Water gym.

Grass types is clearly the way to go.

Reply Foxblaze, 20 Dec 2014 07:59 am

I love your idea for the female Pikachu tail shape, much more sensible than that stupid heart shape

Reply MilkyTea, 20 Dec 2014 08:21 am

I could be wrong, but, seeing how Rat was used as a meat-shield in his first (and only) match to date, I get the feeling he's scared of being used in battle again, at all, expecting the same strategy again.

Reply FireIceLightning (Guest), 20 Dec 2014 08:56 am

I also believe that Pikachu is female. Mostly because of the eyes though, not the tail

Reply Chelvo, 20 Dec 2014 09:44 am

I'm curious now who the Gym Leader is...

Reply Soulstormraptor, 20 Dec 2014 09:56 am

@Amythyst: Thank you for telling me, so now I will question my existence and then create a Halo Ring and plan to destroy a zombie race called the Flood.

Reply Amythyst (Guest), 20 Dec 2014 10:39 am

@Soulstormraptor: And change your name to 343 Guilty Spark?

Reply Meemie7, 20 Dec 2014 01:35 pm

Okay, I'm interpreting this in two different ways: Rat is jealous that the female Pikachu's trainer seems to show affection towards his Pikachu unlike you-know-who or RAT IS IN LOVE!!!!!

I am praying for the latter.

Reply dork (Guest), 20 Dec 2014 04:24 pm

@(Guest): Maybe that was meant in more of a "Why would you bring an electric type to a place where people are swimming? It's dangerous!" kinda way.

Reply FireFang1331 (Guest), 20 Dec 2014 06:22 pm

Why does everyone see love or anger/jealousy in Rat's eyes? I see fear. Pure fear. That little mouse is terrified of that far more badass mouse. That's what I see at least.

Also, I'm GUESSING that Volta is a female, however I'm going more off of the name than the tail, seeing as the tail shape is wrong plus this gen that the story is based in did not have gender differences (then again it didn't have genders at all that WE knew of and yet DT is female. *shrugs*

Pretty sure the notch in the tail is probably more of an injury, like the scar over he/she/it's eye. Also, we don't even know if Rat is female or not yet XD Technically Rat's gender hasn't been officially stated by any human. (And I don't believe Atty saying him or her counts because he couldn't tell that DT was a girl XD)

P.S. I love this comic so much

Reply Endulos, 20 Dec 2014 09:56 pm

That doesn't look like any look of jealousy I've ever seen. It looks like one of sadness because Rat doesn't have that sort of relationship with his trainer.

Reply FireFang1331 (Guest), 21 Dec 2014 12:30 am

@Endulos: Yeah, sadness is another one I could see. Just all this talk of 'love' or 'jealous' just doesn't make any sense to me, judging by the expression in Rat's eyes. But eh, maybe they're seeing something I'm not lol

Reply evillis (Guest), 21 Dec 2014 09:22 am

just caught up from chapter one omg took a while but it was worth it haha

Reply Seranatis, 21 Dec 2014 10:21 am

Mm yeah! So which one of Misty' sisters you going with?
I mean she had like, three of em as I recall and from the trend this has followed I know you ain't gonna go with Misty.
Regardless, looking forward to more!

Reply T.Wood (Guest), 21 Dec 2014 12:13 pm

You're all seeing love, or jealousy, or even fear! Or sadness. Too me, it looks like love - a love that shall go woefully unrequited.

Reply Drewbie (Guest), 21 Dec 2014 02:25 pm

@FireFang1331: Hey, there's plenty of fear when love is involved. Mostly people being too afraid to go talk to such possibilities.
Like when you see someone so beautiful that you just don't feel worthy...and...what, just me?

Reply Guest, 22 Dec 2014 12:09 am

Rat looks terrified at the prospect that he may be the front liner of any upcoming battles.

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