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May 6th, 2011, 10:29 am

Moving about

He was just about to retire too.

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May 6th, 2011, 10:43 am

First off, let's have a blatant disclaimer:

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THIS CHAIN OF EVENTS IS IMPOSSIBLE TO OCCUR. MIRROR MOVE DOESN'T COPY METRONOME BUT INSTEAD THE MOVE RANDOMLY USED. ASSIST AND METRONOME CANNOT BECOME ANY OF THE MENTIONED MOVES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EXPLOSION. NO BLAZIKENS WERE HARMED OR FAINTED DURING PRODUCTION OF THIS STRIP.

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And while I'm at it, the scenario to use Mirror Move against a Metronome, had it been executed as in the strip, is also pretty weak. So in hindsight, this strip contains plenty of flaws on both the reasonal and logical plane and as such shouldn't have made it through quality control in the first place.

But then I remembered that this is a internet amateur comic about fictional, magical animals who battle for no particular reason, and then all my concerns were no more.

Also I really wanted to see a Blaziken explode (and who can blame me?!).

May 6th, 2011, 10:58 am

Great work and I don´t blame you for making explode a Blaziken

May 6th, 2011, 11:06 am

I appreciate that.

May 6th, 2011, 11:26 am

Hahaha. Nice.

May 6th, 2011, 11:57 am

Awesome. :P

May 6th, 2011, 12:46 pm

I love how you drew that Blaziken.

Also I can count to 1023 on my fingers.

May 6th, 2011, 1:10 pm

that's the end of him :p

May 6th, 2011, 1:55 pm

KFC's loves your recipe.

May 6th, 2011, 1:59 pm

crap again

and haha people using my name to make me say shit very funny

May 6th, 2011, 2:23 pm

lol explosion(isnt it called self-destruct? xD) is a funny move x3
Its like, you can't beat the other pokemon.
So what do you do? Make blaziken commit suicide out of rage.
But the other pokemon is still not dead.

May 6th, 2011, 4:02 pm

This reminds me of when I was at league and there was a VG triple battle going down. Three golems and three wailords. All the golems used explosion and the wailords survived with 1 hp each

May 6th, 2011, 4:33 pm

@Nitrogen:
There are two moves. One is Self-Destruct, which isn't as powerful, and Explosion, which is twice as powerful.

May 6th, 2011, 4:46 pm

At least Blaziken went out with a Bang.

May 6th, 2011, 4:49 pm

"Aw, I wanted to ahsplode!"

@WenGobou

That's cool, but the only important number you need to be able to count to with your fingers is 4. ;)

May 6th, 2011, 10:46 pm

It took me a few reads to understand what was going on there.

Anyways, the feathery design of Blaziken doesn't really work well for it.

May 6th, 2011, 11:39 pm

Poor Blaziken

That is quite the chain. That would be something to see if it'd actually work like that in the games.

May 7th, 2011, 2:48 am

@Celestial_Wolf: Ba dum pum TSSSSH

@SSBBrawler: With 5 moves executed in succession, yeah, it can be difficult to follow if you don't know what each move does. The rapid progress was one of the things I couldn't avoid with this strip, so I can understand if it became too much though.

Blazikens do have feathers though. But you're right about how I made them more obvious compared to the official art, but in what way do you feel that it doesn't work for him? His red plumage probably got too cluttered in the fifth panel, but otherwise I'm pretty content with it (I'm also biased!).

May 7th, 2011, 3:24 am

Won't anybody love me?

May 7th, 2011, 4:47 am

@Blah

No. no-one likes guests that won't go make an account.

May 7th, 2011, 6:52 am

I like them. Not that it matters because I disabled avatars anyway!

May 7th, 2011, 10:35 am

What did Blaziken do to warrant you wanting to see it explode? D=

May 7th, 2011, 12:39 pm

eh, this one was a bit too much like the clefairy one for my liking. Or Maybe I just have really high standards. I would think Blaziken warranted a speed boost joke (because clearly Blaziken is faster than deoxys speed form after using protect once or twice). Nice art though.

May 7th, 2011, 1:42 pm

o^o holy shit

May 7th, 2011, 2:39 pm

I am sexually attracted to a wide variety of farm animals

May 7th, 2011, 5:28 pm

@Bumbazzle

The outlines became jagged because of the feathers. I can't really say why, but jagged lines I don't like all that much.

May 8th, 2011, 6:36 am

Hehe... I never liked Blaziken anyway, It's just an ugly chicken

May 8th, 2011, 9:48 am

...The move would have been Weak!?
First, Me first (disregarding anything else) copies the move at 1.5 times the power. Sadly, Explosion is a normal type move (Hell yes if it had been fire), so this combination would have been a lot more effective with, say... Clefable or another equally retarded pokemon (gotta love the Clefable Metronome Shenanigans).

While Blaziken can only achieve, with this combination, a 450 power Explosion, Clefable would have reached 675! (And that's enough to kill -anything-, Mwahaha!)

The difference between Clefable and Blaziken using that chain would be a small bomb, made by whatever manufacturer deals with that, to dropping a nuke.

Yay me and nonsensical rants.

(Made an account just to say this. Yohoo!)

May 8th, 2011, 3:56 pm

@coolking: Having high standards is a perfectly acceptable reason. I hardly laugh at comic strips despite that I read a lot of them. Speed Boost is an awesome and most likely to become overpowered addition to Blaziken in Gen V, but I have difficulties seeing the fun in it.

@SSBrawler: Okay.

@Dairuga: I meant it in the sense of how the situation of using Mirror Move against a Metronome is weak, as Blaziken has much more dangerous moves in its arsenal than to bet at a lucky draw. But a Me First Explosion is, as you said, not to be scoffed at.

And welcome aboard!

May 9th, 2011, 7:38 am

I reckon it's pretty cool you have a resident troll happening. It's how folk art has developed over the ages, since the jongleurs and troubadours first mocked religion with their satirical art. I know it's not the same, but it's still a pretty fantastic thing to have from an optimistic point of view.

May 9th, 2011, 9:00 am

@Bumbazzle

Haha, yes, I understand. My bad. And yes, quite, you do have a point there. But yes... Me first on on an Explosion is quite strong... and then you think.... "I just Me First'ed an explosion.... whiiich means the guy I targeted is going to go boom very hard, very soon... Dear god, I hope he faints now."

May 9th, 2011, 10:06 am

Now, I do realize that this is "a internet amateur comic about fictional, magical animals who battle for no particular reason", but I juust wanted to point something out.

Assist, a Normal-type non-damaging move, randomly chooses an attack known by another Pokemon in the user's party. However, it cannot call Me First, among several other moves.

Just wanted to point it out. But hey, great comic regardless.

@Dairuga Also, I just wanted to again point out that Clefairy and its evolution cannot in any way possible learn Me First.

May 9th, 2011, 9:13 pm

@Spike
Hence the assist from linoone

May 10th, 2011, 5:39 am

@Thoj: He has grown upon me for a good while now, so it'd be heartbroken if he suddenly would leave!

@Spike: I mentioned that Assist cannot become one of the other moves specified in this strip, besides Explosion.

Edit: Just realised that 'aforementioned' could be interpreted in two ways: before the panel, and before the comment. It's now been edited for clarification, thanks!

May 12th, 2011, 12:33 pm

I'm just kidding again, I love this comic. It's one of the best comics I've seen in a while

May 13th, 2011, 3:40 am

It /could/ work

If he used Mirror move at first it could work...it'd just take two turns!

May 20th, 2011, 12:26 pm

Epicness^^, I love the way how you drew Blaziken and how you drew the explosion.

May 22nd, 2011, 3:55 am

Squack!

I actually like your Blaziken better than the official Blaziken, as in I have never seen Blaziken as anything but absolutely hideous before... but yours is actually pretty cool.

May 27th, 2011, 11:51 am

Funny is Funny, sir. What else could we do in this case?! (the red motif says it all) BRAVO!

June 2nd, 2011, 10:26 am

Lolz

Made the mistake of reading this during class. Couldn't stop snickering.

June 10th, 2011, 3:36 pm

Ouch

The chain of events made him/her exploded -3-

June 10th, 2011, 3:37 pm

But i laughed anyway -FT-

September 28th, 2011, 4:22 pm

Aw, Blaziken

He's my favorite pokemon. I do love the art style though

October 17th, 2011, 6:28 pm

the textures ya got on that chick is pretty badass friend and though you say a brachickhen cannot explode... theres action replay

March 11th, 2012, 5:51 pm

I was going to throw you a big party, I was even going to invite your best friend, the Blaziken, but then you exploded it. Way to break it hero.

March 17th, 2012, 6:58 pm

I've been reading your comics from the beginning and while I enjoy them for the most part, why do you consistently draw Metronome's attack animation as a finger being waved in a small circle? Do you know how a real metronome works? I'm already having to overlook the shitty art style - I can't overlook this aslo.

April 9th, 2012, 1:12 pm

@GLaDOS: I LOLED at that.

June 20th, 2012, 3:40 pm

But...

If you read the comic so that the fourth is the second, the second is third, the fifth is fourth, etc. it almost makes more sense.

August 22nd, 2012, 3:39 pm

I don't get the last two panels.

December 30th, 2012, 1:37 am

As simple as saying "Pokemon Logic", my friend! Saludos :D I'm having a good night thnx to this strips :)