Chapter 6 Page 15

October 15th, 2012, 5:31 pm
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October 15th, 2012, 5:31 pm
I'm such a tease.

A lot of people say they breezed through the Pokemon games without much deliberate training, but see, not for me. My memory of Pokemon as a kid was griiiiinding. Repetitive fight after repetitive fight. But I was a bit anal, and had a lot of free time as a kid... I had to make sure my team was Awesome.

See y'all soon.
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October 15th, 2012, 5:32 pm
I like
Citrus (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 5:36 pm
i wonder what he's getting :oo
October 15th, 2012, 5:37 pm
He should battle George. You tend to get more experience in trainer battles anyway, and it seems to me she's been building up a stock of bug Pokemon perfect for DT's fire. Not to mention that Pidgey that Pikachu could easily electrocute.
Greyah (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 5:37 pm
So much grinding. Must... evolve... pokemon... before gym battle...
Blixtiya (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 5:38 pm
Oh yes, the grinding... about every second gym and way too many hours before every league... I miss having so much time so I could afford the grinding...
October 15th, 2012, 5:39 pm
She's gonna take his- *invisible hand covers my mouth* mmf! Mmf!
October 15th, 2012, 5:45 pm
You have captured exactly how I feel while "training".
JustAGuy (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 5:54 pm
Maybe you should tell Atty he needs a thunderstone to evolve pikachu.
Kitsune Risuma
October 15th, 2012, 6:02 pm
You know, one time I played Diamond, and evolved my Chimchar before I even got to whatever-city-it-was with the first gym in it. I wasn't trying.
Sadly, Karma came at me, and made it immensely difficult to evolve or level anything. Darn it.
I don't think evolving DT is going to make much of difference.
He also doesn't know that he needs a Thunderstone for Rat, and that both of them are horribly ineffective against rock-types.
. . . Don't do what I think Ash did: electrocute the sprinkler system.
Still emphasizing that black eye. Yup.
George, if you're bored, go train your Pidgey. Then you can teach it fly in the late/near future and abuse it.
What are they doing in that oddly tall grass?
mnm (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 6:12 pm
Reply is startin to get sinister
October 15th, 2012, 6:21 pm
I love that last panel because of reasons.

I wonder if he has a stash of Rare Candies in that backpack?
(I'm guessing he's just going to get his sketch pad and draw things while they're training, though.)
Christy Weavile
October 15th, 2012, 6:21 pm
How long is that bruise gonna last?? o.O
Halosty (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 6:30 pm
@Christy Weavile: Well, since this is... the second or third day of time, and the first or second day he's actually had the bruise... quite a while.
October 15th, 2012, 6:48 pm
Stay away from the Curly Wurlys George! XD

I love your style so much, keep up the great work! <3
October 15th, 2012, 6:52 pm
in the original blue game i killed everything with my starter which was a squirtle. no joke, literally every pokemon i had were hm slaves but him. sigh, those were the days. slaughtering everything with an over powered turtle with twin cannons in his shell.
October 15th, 2012, 6:53 pm
I always had to grind a ton in fr/lg. Otherwise my pokemon would only be on like level 40 when I got to the elite 4...
jess56476 (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 7:37 pm
Ah, grinding in Gen 1. Not as easy as it is now. I remember in Gen III just focusing on my Swampert was enough(*snrk* Level 40-50 pokemon, what a pathetic Elite Four)

...What are you taking out of your backpack Atty, is it some cheating device. Cheating is a no no.
Kafrin (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 7:55 pm
"all my pokemon must be level xx before the next gym battle" is my usual train of thought
October 15th, 2012, 8:59 pm
Lol same here, in the remakes of the first games, I actually leveled up my charmander to lv 20 and evolved him with the rest of my team at lv 18 before fighting the first gym. I think I only had a Pikachu and Pidgeotto with my Charmeleon, so I really only used him for the gym
October 15th, 2012, 9:40 pm
That's approaching Dredd-levels of FROWN.
Actua (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 9:54 pm
I have no clue what you guys are talking about. By the time I got to my first gym the trainers and tall grass had me ready. Spend an extra minute grabbing the items on the ground and you end up just blasting through everything. Wen you absolutly have to have a new pokemon, the use the switch out method while fighting level appropriate for your main. Just let the raw stats and the standard movesets do the work. If you try to go for type you will grind a lot. If you fill roles- like the HMs and the special trades and catches like getting charmander, squirtle and bulbasaur on yellow you end up with a very powerful team without much time wasting-besides the time you've wasted playing in the first place. The countless hours...I still hear the casino theme...MAKE IT STOP!
Shadilyn (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 10:02 pm
Probably tryna steal his pokedex for the B button.
October 15th, 2012, 10:18 pm
I remember in the olden days (when I was but a wee lass) absolutely slaughtering all my enemies with some crazy-leveled Feraligatr or Pikachu or what have you because I didn't bother training other Pokemon.

Then I actually figured out how to play, and for some reason it's only gotten harder from there... but hey. Good memories all around. :I
October 15th, 2012, 10:21 pm
Im pretty crazy when it comes to grinding. I grind every ten levels before every gym. My team murdered EVERYTHING!
Vi (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 10:32 pm
Grinding I had to share pokemon games with my sister :(
What ended up happening was I'd grind and she'd do all the fun stuff. And if we EVER lost, switch off and go grind at the last save point. So much wasted time.
Always had a balanced team too. But at least there was one turn switch outs and eventually exp.share
Vinviro (Guest)
October 15th, 2012, 11:01 pm
...I uh, only ground at three points in the game. Before Brock (everyone lvl 10), in Mt Moon (everyone lvl 18-20), and at the very end of Victory Road (until I couldn't stand it any more).
October 15th, 2012, 11:04 pm
@crazybob: Did the same exact thing. Then I had to go and **** it up by catching missingno. *sigh*

Still, on my repeat play throughs leveling up still wasn't really a problem because I spent so damn long trying to fill up my pokedex. I swear I must've gained at least 8 levels trying to catch an Abra on the outskirts of Cerulean City.
October 15th, 2012, 11:21 pm
Bah.. kds these days. 1st time I played Pokemon, I beat the Elite 4 with no pokemon higher than level 45.
LuanaOscura(too-lazy-to-log-in) (Guest)
October 16th, 2012, 12:25 am
My usual method of grinding is:
1--arrange my team in order from closest to leveling to farthest from leveling.
2--Give pokemon up front the lucky egg
3--Give pokemon in back the exp share

Still means the exact same amount of time spent grinding, but... the constant level ups make me feel like something's getting done...
October 16th, 2012, 12:53 am
whats a lucky egg?
Koi (Guest)
October 16th, 2012, 1:01 am
You know... with as much pidgey they're fighting. Couldn't they... eat them? Some good 'ol fried pidgey? xD
October 16th, 2012, 1:37 am
the lucky egg gives boosted exp but it's in gen 4 or 5 you get it i think or i need to find it's in the other games (i got 2 in gen 5)
October 16th, 2012, 1:43 am
did anyone tell you that on roms you can speed the game up and grind in 1/4 of the time
mildlyordinary (Guest)
October 16th, 2012, 4:30 am
Rare candy perhaps?
October 16th, 2012, 5:23 am
Where did the cigarette go from frame 4?
October 16th, 2012, 7:32 am
@LuanaOscura Doesn't the lucky egg increase exp. on the pokemon holding it by 1.5 and the other pokemon gets normal? You actually make grinding take longer by cutting the bonus points. (For example, 200x1.5=300, 100x1.5+100=250. If they both need 900 points it's 6 fights to 8.)

In original red you can catch most or all of a good team early and need maybe some minor grinding before the E4 to finish learning level-up moves. So much wasted time because flamethrower wasn't a TM yet.
Lynn >W> (Guest)
October 16th, 2012, 7:52 am
omg :D omg i love your style of art and the comic is amazing!! :OOO can't wait for the next one :3
October 16th, 2012, 8:10 am
When I was a kid my strongest dude was Charizard. Not kidding. lol
Sapphire Shaddix
October 16th, 2012, 8:54 am
^__^ I've been following this comic for a while. It's probably one of the best Pokemon comics around in both story and art style, which is saying a lot since everyone does try to parody Gen 1 for some reason. This comic also brought me to smackjeeves which was a godsend for hosting some of my own stuff. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Paradox (Guest)
October 16th, 2012, 9:28 am
I've never really grinded in pokemon games, I'd also avoid as many trainer battles as physically possible...

My strategy was to only train my starter and 1 other pokemon (usually the ledgendary of that version) and since all the effort of training was concentrated in just these 2, both of them were almost max level by the time I got to the elite four...

Oh and items, lot's and lot's of items! I always have enough hyper potions and revives to heal my party several times over
October 16th, 2012, 12:38 pm
I found grinding boring too. :3
October 16th, 2012, 2:12 pm
*Q* 4th panel, he looks I say...adorable~

FFFFFuuuu grinding >A<
Someguy (Guest)
October 16th, 2012, 2:19 pm
My method for grinding was to have 4-5 decent Pokés before the first gym - this usually meant Lvl. 10-12 - and then to play the game without stopping in a patch of grass for a few hours to level, and just go through normally. Send out out the weakest Poké out first. Once a 'mon had gotten two or three levels, they went to the back of the line. I'd occasionally use type matchups, but the only guaranteed switch time was if I had a specific type weakness - Flying to Elec, rock to water/grass, etc.

I'd usually screw up the Fighting - Dark- Psychic - Ghost relationship. Fighting can't hit ghost, except when it can... what the hell is psychic weak to? I still don't know if Dark > Psychic, and where Ghost fits in. And is Fighting strong or weak to Dark?

The rest of the type matchups are common sense, but these are just screwed up. I can think of arguments for both. And I've heard Ghost was actually switched around in regards to Psychic from what Nintendo intended in Gen I. I'm not sure if this was supposed to weaken the gamebreaker, or caused it to be that way...

But yeah, I did very little actual grinding after the first gym - I just made sure to walk through almost every patch of grass I found and fight every trainer. Only time I did have to grind was when I decided to add a 'mon to my team.

I remember before I had that system worked out, though. Oh, god, the pain...
October 16th, 2012, 5:55 pm
I always hated grind training as it seemed to be a waste of time so i just went through the game with little grinding and beat the elite four with lv 50-60 pokemon, i have never trained a pokemon to lv 100.
October 16th, 2012, 9:45 pm
what he needs is to catch a Mankey.
Soul Moony
October 16th, 2012, 10:40 pm
Yeah... I know that feeling I that too with my pokemons I tned to train them alot... even if its not necesary.
SmackJeevesNinja (Guest)
October 16th, 2012, 11:23 pm
I could bitach about how you keep NOT showing us what's in Atty's bag, but I know it will do no good. I'm glad to see Atticus actually having a decent conversation with DT though. Hooray! Character development!
fluxxe (Guest)
October 17th, 2012, 3:23 am
@Someguy: If you were playing in B/R Ghost was supposed to be strong against Psychic and they switched it. Bug was the other type that was strong against psychic, but its strongest attack was 15 :/
October 17th, 2012, 3:45 am
Atty just doesn't seem like Atty without his jumper....
DarkMcloud (Guest)
October 17th, 2012, 4:24 am
just spent my Philosophy lesson reading this comic ... TIME WELL SPENT!!!
Adriatic (Guest)
October 17th, 2012, 6:07 am
Hrm Am I the only on that thinks that Atty might just be getting more cigarettes from his bag? o3o"
Anon3636 (Guest)
October 17th, 2012, 9:45 am
But what was he going for?!? D:
October 17th, 2012, 10:38 am
totallly ev training He's beating a bunch of pidgeys and spearrows probably so Dragonthing and Rat is gonna be super fast lol
Ozimul (Guest)
October 17th, 2012, 11:06 am
I always try to be at least 5 levels above the gym leader.
Until Black and White, which changed the leveling system on me and made it near impossible. XD
October 17th, 2012, 1:25 pm
this is what i'm doing in pokemon white2. :|
FormOf_SomeGuy (Guest)
October 17th, 2012, 7:13 pm
I like to think he was getting that orange note/drawing pad from the chapter cover page... or a portable gaming system. >_>

Oh well. Either way, only 24ish hours until the next page! Woo!!! =3
October 17th, 2012, 8:06 pm
Wonder when Atty's gonna point out that George doesn't need to be with him? :P
October 18th, 2012, 5:07 am
Lol why you looking so shifty Atty? Ayye >.>
Haha he should get off his lazy butt and find some other Pokémon! :D
Benjizor (Guest)
October 18th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Read it from where it all started to here while listening to Skotein's Kanto Symphony. It's an amazing combo.
October 18th, 2012, 5:26 pm
- I don't think evolving DT is going to make much of difference. -

Hah, you didn't play Red properly, then. No self-respecting kid would fight a gym leader without their signature Pokemon, even if it meant grinding for three hours in Viridian Forest to evolve your Charmander into Charmeleon and then WRECKING Brock with the fire lizard.

Type disadvantage? Feh. Immolation hurts no matter what.
October 23rd, 2012, 7:08 am
I usually had/have limited patience for grinding, I usually only do it if my pokemon are one or two levels from evolving and I'm about to challenge a gym.
Juralumin (Guest)
January 7th, 2013, 8:02 pm
I hate grinding too! But I only have that problem in Pokemon MMOs not the actual games...weird...