Chapter 7 Page 54

January 9th, 2014, 6:25 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
January 9th, 2014, 6:25 pm
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A Pikachu, trying to save the day? How absurd a thought.

It did occur to me that it's not very apparent why Rat's so het up over the Clefairy. Oversight on my part. Whether it was Atty saying earlier about being freaked by them, or Rat has (understandably) become terrified of all Pokemon encounters by this point. ... Or maybe it can feel the power of darkness oozing from within it, in that hollow, soulless smile. It's all good.

See y'all soon.
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kcspice
January 9th, 2014, 6:26 pm
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dat clefairy tho..
Someguy (Guest)
January 9th, 2014, 6:32 pm
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You know, a Pikachu with such an obviously healthy self-preservation instinct should really know better than to continue following Atty around. :P
Takai
January 9th, 2014, 6:32 pm
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Why the interest in the pink fluff, little Rat?
Ultimate the Hedgehog
January 9th, 2014, 6:41 pm
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YES! Courage the Cowardly Dog was one of my favorite shows.
ZDW (Guest)
January 9th, 2014, 7:09 pm
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@Someguy: its what a Pokeball dose, it is his home now and its in Attys pocket

edit: I didn't explain it well basically it changes his homing sense to the Pokeball and Atty to his coach using some sort of mind rewrite thing that gets better with better balls and some special balls have specialised types they work well with
(ok now I think I went a bit far)
Pat-Man12
January 9th, 2014, 7:25 pm
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STUPID RAT! You make me look bad!
teh_fish (Guest)
January 9th, 2014, 7:32 pm
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Pikachu vs Clefairy since . . . beginning of Pokemon.
GoogerGeiger (Guest)
January 9th, 2014, 7:52 pm
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Now I want Rat to scream in fear in some ridiculously drawn fashion.
+bird+ (Guest)
January 9th, 2014, 11:56 pm
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I always imagined Gengar as the Mafia-leader type, but I think I was wrong. It's clearly Clefairy.
Blank (Guest)
January 9th, 2014, 11:59 pm
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Actually, I think pokemons can see outside the pokeballs (how Brock's Croagunk popped out to poison jab him with he flirts), they aren't very secure.

Aslo
@Someguy (Guest): Pokeballs have an absolute loyalty feature; once the pokemon gets caught, they're pretty much loyal (not always obedient though) to the trainer, not sure why but it happens.
Jonathan (Guest)
January 10th, 2014, 3:49 am
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My guess is, Rat used to live on Mount Moon after being released by a trainer who didn't like it, and got blasted into the stratosphere by that Clefairy back into Viridian Forest. That would explain why it wasn't so phased when it crashed in front of George back in Pewter City.
wingnut (Guest)
January 10th, 2014, 4:02 am
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so did atty actually recall that magicarp or is still just lying on the cave floor?
Flannigan (Guest)
January 10th, 2014, 8:15 am
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Is it wrong I don't find Cleffairy creepy?
Grif (Guest)
January 10th, 2014, 8:18 am
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It's because every character in this comic except Atty is genre savvy. Rat knows that every time Metronome is used something's going to blow up.
orihalium
January 10th, 2014, 10:10 am
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@+bird+: well gengar is just a shadow of a clefable so its very likely
CreativeMagic (Guest)
January 10th, 2014, 1:09 pm
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Rat you have thunder shock the Clefairy is a wild one you can get some experience, but be sneaky that mountain hiker may spot you with his hiker eye. If your lucky enough however it will use splash (though your trainer has horrible negative karma, and do you really want to risk another explosion, or weaken it and let your trainer catch it.
iarei (Guest)
January 10th, 2014, 1:36 pm
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boom That thing's going to blow up right in the middle of their fight, isn't it?
Tijopi11
January 10th, 2014, 2:14 pm
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I'm noticing that Atty is slowly getting ALL the very best pokemon...on accident. He doesn't even know what a good team he's accumulating.
So far he's going to have:
A Charizard
A Gyrados
A Pikachu/Raichu
The pokemon that everyone wants... and he has three more spaces to fill. Wonder what his other three will be...?
therz14
January 10th, 2014, 2:30 pm
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@Takai: the rat fears the pink
Someguy (Guest)
January 10th, 2014, 3:20 pm
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You guys misunderstood me. I know how the Pokéballs work, I was just lampshading how they NEVER seem to want to run away, despite being wild animals for the majority of their lives. Pokémon is just weird like that.
Takai
January 10th, 2014, 3:24 pm
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@Tijopi11: Don't assume everyone likes that little yellow bitch :3
Takai
January 10th, 2014, 3:27 pm
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@therz14: Well I can't wait 'til a Jigglypuff pops up when they get to... aww damn route 3 is before Mt. Moon >:
ChaosSorceror_Davidicus
January 10th, 2014, 3:31 pm
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@Tijopi11: Pikachu.... a "very best pokemon". You are drawing from the well of my cynicism. I can think of a plethora of pokemon better than Raichu on the electric front:
- Magneton (even before Magnezone, -Ton was pretty powerful!!)
- Electrode (Fastest pokemon period! Plus Atticus' favorite new move, Self-Destruct!)
- Electabuzz (Thunder Punch.)
- Jolteon (according to my brother, the Pokenerd, it is considered Overused by pokemon hardcore players.)

There ya go. Charizard a powerful pokemon? Naturally. The Gyrados, of course. Raichu? Please don't make me laugh. :P

Note: The pokemon provided are strictly from Gen 1, to avoid people pointing out the comic being strictly gen 1-oriented.
Prior Semblance (Guest)
January 10th, 2014, 3:59 pm
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Peoples idea of which pokemon are best doesn't have to be limited to strength. If I had to choose between raichu, magneton, electrode, electabuzz and jolteon I would almost always choose Raichu (and I have used Raichu on my team a few times). Pikachu/Raichu are obviously some of the most popular pokemon in existence so they qualify as best in that regard.
qazox
January 11th, 2014, 1:23 am
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@Tijopi11: knowing Atty's luck, he'll get an Abra (which he somehow will get to evolve into an Alakazam without trading), a Tauros and Gengar.
Drewbie (Guest)
January 11th, 2014, 4:06 am
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Custard Splat... Has such a nice ring to it. C'mon Atty, let the Zap Rat have a go!

@ChaosSorcerer
Ahh...strictly my @rse. Or did we conveniently forget the guy on the giant Feraligatr? "Anybody'd think that'd be enough for anybody".
MaximumCarnage (Guest)
January 11th, 2014, 6:20 am
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Tick... tock... ...my vote? I could be wrong, but I get the impression between Rat's reaction and the Clefairy's chanting... that this may actually be a -particularly- psychotic Clefairy, and it's doing the equivalent of juggling dynamite. My advice?

TAKE COVER! *dives behind the convenient giant rock type*
MaximumCarnage (Guest)
January 11th, 2014, 6:33 am
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Actually... @Drewbie:

Actually, H0ly has pointed out on more then one occasion that the comic is handled pretty strictly as a gen-1, -but- with acknowledgement of the greater Pokemon world. Holy consistently refuses to use Pokemon or move sets that one would not ordinarily encounter on their first run through Gen1. The intent, as I recall, is that the comic was created from the beginning, in the spirit of treating it as how someone like Atty would, with comical difference, handle the same conventional 'required path' as an ordinary trainer in the game would. With the obvious difference being his sense of cynicism and logic in the face of what is, actually, a rather odd culture.

So 'strictly' speaking, ChaosSorcerer isn't inaccurate, particularly in the caution that long time readers could - and would - point out this detail.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not ignoring the Feraligatr, but then, H0ly never intended us to. It is presumably there as a foreshadowing of things to come, the intention being that at some later date, either Atty 'catches up' to the advancing world of Pokemon, or that world intrudes again. The latter being the case when it appeared before: the appearance of that trainer bypasses the Gen1 rule because he's a foreigner, with foreign Pokemon (or at least a well traveled trainer who came back with them.) It's the Pokemon equivalent of when guns were first shown in Japan. It's not as if no one had ever seen a ranged weapon before - but certainly never seen one like it.
The_mad_one
January 11th, 2014, 6:34 am
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@Tijopi11:
So far, all Atty's pokémon are featured on the cover in their first and last form.
http://mokepon.smackjeeves.com/comics/459077/cover/
Guest
January 11th, 2014, 12:02 pm
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@The_mad_one: But what about Wartortle? He almost right in the middle.
Halosty (Guest)
January 11th, 2014, 12:26 pm
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Wartortle @Guest: Well I assume that one's probably Kahn's, since he's got the squirtle.
Unclever title
January 11th, 2014, 6:50 pm
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@Pat-Man12: You know? I can really see Atty growing up to be a grumpy old man with the attitude of "No sir! Not getting out of this chair."
andwhyisit (Guest)
January 11th, 2014, 10:44 pm
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@Blank: In the Pokemon manga the top half of the ball is translucent.
Me (Guest)
January 11th, 2014, 11:31 pm
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Aw Look at Atticus carin' 'bout his pokemon and not wanting them to get hurt unnecessarily now!
Drewbie (Guest)
January 12th, 2014, 3:05 am
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I know she said that...BUT. @MaximumCarnage: Much as I love the comic and think Holy should be writing for the Pokemon franchise that Feraligatr still makes Holy's word questionable to even her most devout fans.
Harrow
January 12th, 2014, 3:45 am
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and then everyone died from explosions because no one paid attention
Angelz_Blaze
January 12th, 2014, 3:51 am
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That Clefairy is either going to make things easier for Atty as it blows up the Onix, or it'll force Atty's hand to send out Pikachu by hurting his Dragonthing.
skidaddle (Guest)
January 12th, 2014, 4:09 am
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@Tijopi11: the very best pokémon?
Charizard, Gyarados & Pikachu or Raichu?
I think you mean the ones who are most over-rated/ popular. I could be wrong since I'm not as familiar with the generation I battle mechanics as I am with the later generations.
Koranos (Guest)
January 12th, 2014, 12:30 pm
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uh, guys I get the feeling that rat is more conerned that a clefairy, who'm atticus said he'd keep an eye out for for that girl earlier, is walking away, and he hasn't even NOTICED it.
king_13
January 13th, 2014, 7:04 am
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instinct @Someguy: ha funny if pokemon had that they wouldnt be letting themselfs be used in fights against there own kind so there owner can get badges and money.
funny when people do that in the real world they get arrested but its okay since they dont die