Chapter 5 Page 19

April 6th, 2012, 6:10 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
April 6th, 2012, 6:10 pm
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Heheh, this page was fun to draw. Actually a few of you may have seen me livestream as I drew this- Thanks for stopping by! If you ever wanna see, I post when I'm going to LS on my Twitter (last time I'm gunna mention Twitter, promise. https://twitter.com/#!/H0lyhandgrenade

Some people have being saying the nose on Diglett is actually a mouth. Objection! It's most definitely a nose, unless you can show me good proof otherwise.

No )8 No I don't know how a Diglett is supposed to scratch anything. Maybe it just WILLS it really hard. Yes yes, I know it must have paws and claws, of course xD But I wouldn't like to draw what there's no reference for.

And yes. I know theres multiple visuals on google images of what a Diglett actually looks like underneath, but I don't see how you can scratch someone with a pair of balls. ... Or at least. I'd rather not see.

See y'all soon.
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henk (Guest)
April 6th, 2012, 6:12 pm
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hurray hurray
Guest
April 6th, 2012, 6:14 pm
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i want to scratch someone with MY face now X3
Dante (Guest)
April 6th, 2012, 6:17 pm
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Yes, it must be a nose. I mean, just take a look at it in Pokemon Stadium or something that's 3D. There's no way it could be a mouth.
jameswolf100
April 6th, 2012, 6:22 pm
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....THE FUCK!!!What did it scratch DT with?
Myriads of Blue
April 6th, 2012, 6:39 pm
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@jameswolf100: That's what I was about to ask.
stupidarghs
April 6th, 2012, 6:42 pm
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maybe it's nose is actually covered with tiny barbed skin
like how shark's skins are
so it's super scratchy *u* xD
Guest
April 6th, 2012, 6:42 pm
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unbenounst to most people diglets have claws, its just that all illustrations of them have them underground. how do you think it digs?
Mint612
April 6th, 2012, 6:55 pm
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@Guest: Uhhhh...I sorta thought it ate it...like worms...Well duh it has claws!It's a MOLE!I'm so stupid...
RyoSoulreaper
April 6th, 2012, 6:56 pm
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Wait, You CAN't Scratch with a pair of balls?

Damn.
The/Doctor
April 6th, 2012, 6:59 pm
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i've always imagined diglett's scratch as a result of its (what i assume is) abrasive skin. it just rubs up on opponents and junk. like the scratchy side of a sponge. or a wool sweater.
The/Doctor
April 6th, 2012, 7:00 pm
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or velcro.
SaphireWhiteWolf
April 6th, 2012, 7:01 pm
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Pokemon logic for the win?
TrentTheFox
April 6th, 2012, 7:10 pm
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Diglet is secretly a Psychic Type pokemon, that just has to be the best explaination D:
Pencil-Artisan (Guest)
April 6th, 2012, 8:12 pm
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I think we can probably safely say that whatever diglet used to scratch our poor little DragonThing with, it moved so fast that we couldn't see it. I mean, it is described and shown to be an ultra fast pokemon, even if its stats say otherwise (I don't know *shrug*)
AlkseeyaKC
April 6th, 2012, 8:45 pm
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DT is so cute.
JacieK
April 6th, 2012, 8:48 pm
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Scratch I always imagined the skin of diglet being like sandpaper, that's how it 'scratched' xD
pat15
April 6th, 2012, 8:51 pm
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it's claws are so fast, it's impossible to see what their hands look like
Stone_Merten
April 6th, 2012, 9:02 pm
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Lol Dark fire! Well when I figured out that it can use cut, even ariel ace! well I decided to screw logic..... I mean how does bite work? They throw their teeth at the enemy and use it to bite them! What do they use denchers?
AlexYoshida
April 6th, 2012, 9:20 pm
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I've heard that the nose is a tooth, not a mouth, and that's what it apparently digs with.
opdisk225
April 6th, 2012, 9:22 pm
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@stupidarghs: Maybe his whole entirety is covered in tiny barbed skin. So he's actually a giant claw.
theinevitablesmiley
April 6th, 2012, 9:46 pm
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Wait... there's more diglett under there? I never really gave it much thought, I always assumed that the diglett just... ended. Haha >.>
Kelekona
April 6th, 2012, 10:04 pm
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Ember down the hole!
Ember down the hole!
Lunasa
April 7th, 2012, 12:35 am
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Oddy (Guest)
April 7th, 2012, 1:16 am
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Maybe he has really scratchy skin, or hair on his little head, so it "scratches" the opponent?
Zelkova
April 7th, 2012, 2:01 am
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Wow, so you really went with the move, that just show how great you are. Good idea about the reference thing, the games didn't show anything so why should you?

@Darkfire47 & @Lunasa, you two get all of my love at the moment.
ShadowRock21
April 7th, 2012, 3:40 am
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...how did gutripper scratch if he only used his head?
nuttyjigs
April 7th, 2012, 4:15 am
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That's some badass scratching, bro.
Someguy (Guest)
April 7th, 2012, 5:04 am
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@Lunasa: Oh... my... god. That... that's... agh. D:
Talim656
April 7th, 2012, 6:04 am
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Hold it! Is that apathy on Atty's face?
Harrie5
April 7th, 2012, 6:51 am
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A mouth? Really?
That doesn't make any sense, in all it's artwork it's shaded in a convex way, not concave. Unless mouths stick out of faces these days, I'm pretty sure that's a nose.
CATman4L
April 7th, 2012, 6:57 am
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oh dick slap... once seen it can't be unseen
hellfire14
April 7th, 2012, 7:29 am
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It's a MACHINE! I KNEW it!
It used psyonic powers!
WE'RE ALL DOOOOOOMED!
The_mad_one
April 7th, 2012, 7:51 am
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Atty's pokerface rocks.
super chao
April 7th, 2012, 9:27 am
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@Darkfire47: It terifies me that in the future there will be 3
Bindyfannagin
April 7th, 2012, 1:07 pm
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Wow this comic makes me wanna slap my grandma!
Catfeather
April 7th, 2012, 2:11 pm
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I always pictured some sort of magic hand thing being formed from energy. Sorta like Haunter's hands, but not, since they arne't part of Diglett. Or something.

And it's totally a nose.
Da J Man
April 7th, 2012, 2:56 pm
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Diglett used scratch! WHAT.
GenOne
April 7th, 2012, 3:07 pm
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That was headbutt! >:I
Magical Fish
April 7th, 2012, 5:16 pm
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Last panel, Atty finally learned to quit questioning the logic of Pokemon
Loopy-Lass (Guest)
April 7th, 2012, 5:21 pm
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@stupidarghs: I really like your logic :D
Raichi
April 7th, 2012, 6:17 pm
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woo how does a diglet scratch? it has no claws xD
wolfe (Guest)
April 8th, 2012, 3:36 am
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My guess/hypothesis has always been that Diglett scratches using the small pieces of debris (rocks, pebbles, etc) it causes when it burst out of the ground.
chaos-of-vinnie
April 8th, 2012, 3:43 am
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Whaaa Digletts meant to have feet under the ground?! I never knew this, I always just assumed that he was some kind of rectangular shape XD

Quite frustrating to try and hit something that keeps sneaking under ground though ¬.¬
The White Blacksmith
April 8th, 2012, 5:28 am
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I think it scratched by headbutting DT's foot out of the way, so that he scratched himself. In this scenario, "Dig" would translate to "Stop hitting yourself."
Justaguy (Guest)
April 8th, 2012, 5:36 am
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Yes! Thank you! Gutripper using scratch - my life is complete.
Lady Darkrina
April 8th, 2012, 6:44 am
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I love this page^^
Inuzuka
April 8th, 2012, 9:50 am
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Scratch What self respecting Trainer, let alone Gym leader, deliberately chooses a pokemons weakest move?

Unless of course said diglett is like lvl 6, in which case scratch would be the only attacking move it knows, which would in turn raise the question why a Gym leader is using such a weak pokemon...
Cinnamon (Guest)
April 8th, 2012, 2:30 pm
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So who wants to bet that she's not the Gym Leader?

In red and blue Diglett was one of the Pokemon used by the trainer standing before Brock, and on the title page of this chapter there was someone standing intimidatingly in the shadows behind her.

Sure she called the Gym "my halls", but Elle strikes me as arrogant enough to say that regardless of whether it's true or not.
Moogle (Guest)
April 8th, 2012, 2:54 pm
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@Inuzuka: It probably is around lvl 6 and if it is, then it is most likely because it is a solution to the complaints of a crazy guy not letting any trainers leave without the Boulder Badge. To allow the badge be obtained easily the gym probably uses weak Pokemon so they can easily leave, making the second gym seem far harder by comparison due to no issues like that. Well, either that or she is not the gym leader and is just acting like she is.
moki (Guest)
April 8th, 2012, 7:27 pm
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Umm? Dig is a two-move turn, one for actually going underground, and then one for the attack. Doesn't make much sense why a Dig attack wouldn't have it's follow up secondary move and instead be ordered to use Scratch. o.o Unless we aren't abiding by the game rules.
sacridshadow (Guest)
April 8th, 2012, 8:52 pm
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I say it's the tiny spike-like hairs on its body. It'll give you a really bad rug burn of scrape. EVERY SWING OF IT'S LITTLE HEAD
DT_Fan (Guest)
April 8th, 2012, 9:36 pm
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Yayyy!! DT close-up right off the bat =D He's just too cute!! x3 And well done with the scratch thing xD It's always so funny to picture that. All that's left would be for it to use aerial ace xD ...Too bad it's not on Gen 1, though :P

Ugh, I can't get over DT's expression on the third panel... His face is cuteness overload. ~,~
DT_Fan (Guest)
April 8th, 2012, 9:38 pm
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@moki: It actually wasn't a dig command. That was just the Pokemon saying its name, like "Char!" The only command it's been given so far was the scratch attack.
Ramonerdna
April 8th, 2012, 10:36 pm
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@RyoSoulreaper: but on the bright side at least you CAN scratch a pair of balls
Moki (Guest)
April 8th, 2012, 11:59 pm
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@DT_Fan: No, in the previous page she told Gutripper to Dig (like three times since Atty kept talking) and so in this one he finally does but it's not a two-move attack like it should be.
helloooo (Guest)
April 9th, 2012, 2:12 am
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o.o @moki that was just diglett making his noises, not comands o.o' reread it as such, itll make more sense
cooltime17
April 9th, 2012, 2:20 am
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@moki (guest): that was the pokemon >.=.<

@comic: nice work, and yes cute ^.=.^
Guardener (Guest)
April 9th, 2012, 3:30 am
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Strategic response Hmm, well, if he's too fast to hit... Atty is standing there in the last panel with a face full of the obvious solution(given DT probably doesn't have the ability to spew enough fire to saturate the tunnels beneith the arena).
Smoke.
DT should grab a pack of his cigarretes, or the local foliage visible in the gym for that matter, stuff it down the diglet hole and light it. Just smoke the smug little rat out. Maybe second hand smoke will slow him down enough?
Lavender Okamari
April 9th, 2012, 9:08 am
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Oh noooo dragonthing fight back!!!
Nerxual Oh
April 9th, 2012, 2:07 pm
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I have seen pics too of what is under the dirt. Bit disturbing XD Still great page!
Misarayne72 (Guest)
April 9th, 2012, 4:11 pm
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OHMAHGAWD i was totally excited to open this and I had my itunes open. When the page finally loaded, my itunes switched to the poke rap! My day has been made!Awesome comic, as always!
Random Fan (Guest)
April 9th, 2012, 5:24 pm
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I've always wondered how the creepy little thing scratched people. Even if it's a mole, it sure as hell does not look like one!

Although, I've never thought Pikachu to look much like mouse either...
Random Fan (Guest)
April 9th, 2012, 5:25 pm
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@Oddy: That is the most amazing interpretation I've ever seen.
Baby7777 (Guest)
April 9th, 2012, 10:20 pm
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OMG! I am about in like with Atticus. <3 He is a very hansom character. :P XD
baby7777
April 9th, 2012, 10:41 pm
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That is me ^ up there :)

I love him! He is very hansom!

<3 I would totally buy this if it came out into a real book.
Iarei (Guest)
April 10th, 2012, 1:42 pm
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In Soviet Mokepon balls scratch you!
Mutterscrawl (Guest)
April 10th, 2012, 6:24 pm
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Alright, read through everything.

Very nice art, very interesting concept.

The uh, transition of game mechanics to the 'real' world is a bit... -weird- but whatever.

And the whole "Burned down a forest and killed pokemon" thing seems kind of like something an officer jenny should be after him for?

If any of this has been settled in prior comments, my apologies.

Seems pretty cool, hope you keep up the good work? (God that sounds condescending but I can't be assed to think of anything better, sorry)
Vickygal
April 11th, 2012, 1:00 am
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I have named my Diglett Gutripper, in honor of this lovely gym battle. Good luck, Dragonthing.
Nyan Cat (Not Really, but still. (Guest)
April 11th, 2012, 3:51 pm
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I like Dragon Thing's feat :3 I don't know why, but think they're very cute.
Moogle (Guest)
April 11th, 2012, 4:17 pm
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@Mutterscrawl: Officer Jenny probably doesn't know about it yet, and even if she does, the only three who know what caused the fire are Atticus, Dragonthing and George and since Officer Jenny doesn't know that, she can't instantly zone in on Atticus as the culprit.
darth k (Guest)
April 12th, 2012, 12:53 am
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theory My theory was that diglits noses were super rough and thats how they scratched things XD
Guest
April 12th, 2012, 2:16 am
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Atty looks unperturbed XD
Mr. Guest (Guest)
April 12th, 2012, 11:42 am
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Hello? Atty called Diglett a thumb, right? Therefore Diglett has a giant nail in the back of his head...possibly like a cat's nail and it is retractable...that's how he scratches.
Bartimaeus (Guest)
April 13th, 2012, 2:39 am
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The nose knows.
Master Morality (Guest)
April 13th, 2012, 5:04 am
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You guys have never heard of rug burn from stubble, have you?
wr4ith0
April 13th, 2012, 9:58 pm
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@Harrie5: well, that's what you get when the original character design guy doesn't talk to the damn subsequent artists...
interspark
April 14th, 2012, 6:37 am
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HOW, I ASK YOU!
Mr. Henry
April 14th, 2012, 2:23 pm
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It's actually pretty simple:
A diglett can harden the hairs on any part of its body, like the top of it's head, then it moves its body to use scratch. We don't see it because the hairs quickly go back to normal after using scratch, and they're also very short. This also explains how diglett are able to use things like dig, as well as ward off predators.
Warcow (Guest)
April 15th, 2012, 11:35 pm
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Digglet is the Mole pokemon. It is drawn only with it's head sticking out of the ground as a artistic choice on the part of the designer. The generally accepted cannon for digglet's body is that of a long mole.
Terre_The_Zangoose (Guest)
March 24th, 2013, 9:14 am
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Whack It Atticus, grab a hammer! It's time to play... WHACK A THUMB IN THE GROUND!!! -cheering-