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15 Jul 2011 05:00 am

The Re-Bustening

PETA stands for Pokémon Ethical Treatment Association. Obviously.

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14 Jul 2011 03:04 pm

Sorry for the long wait, everyone! If any of you know how to operate my very neglected News section, you'd be aware that I took a month's break as things were starting to build up. But now things are up and running again, so now we'll just have to see how far we'll get!

Due to popular requests, and a new approach to the original gag, the Dexbusters got another strip today. I know very well how I on multiple occasions said that there would be no more strips on this subject, but you know, sometimes people lie. Or say things which at a later point in time aren't as accurate. EITHER WAY, hooves have been shattered, everyone is happy.

If you can't tell what's happening in each panel, Shedinja's entry is busted by Adam wearing it as a mask, Machamp gets to pummel away at a boxing bag while being timed, and Ponyta's hooves are tested with a jackhammer.

Dexbusters are a parody on the show Mythbusters, and it should be emphasized that Adam and Jamie would never make use of any of the methods shown here which would harm the targets of their study.

Edit: I've been getting many responses about how diamonds are actually brittle enough to be broken by jackhammers, so in that sense, I drew the wrong kind of experiment for this. I apologise for any logic discomfort this may have caused you and I hope you can enjoy the strip nonetheless.

15 Jul 2011 05:16 am

The PETA will make them pay. Poor things. D:
Anyway, I just think you're AMAZING. And I don't care how long do you take to make a strip, I just don't want you to stop. *___*

15 Jul 2011 05:36 am


You should do more of these. These are HILARIOUS!

15 Jul 2011 05:36 am

You should just create a sub comic call Dexbusters.

There are ton of info that generally just stupid. The first gen...O my god...That alone would give like 100 comics.

15 Jul 2011 05:59 am

Correction: TEAM PLASMA will have their heads for this

15 Jul 2011 06:21 am

I agree with zelkova, that spin-off comic would be epic.

15 Jul 2011 06:34 am

The reason they are inaccurate is because the pokedex entries are written been 10 year olds how just caught the pokemon. Of course it will be exageratted. Houndoom's Burns are said to be permanent and Gardevoir can create Minature Black Holes.

15 Jul 2011 08:23 am

You're back! Finally, my life has meaning again.

15 Jul 2011 08:35 am

Awesome! Also, great to see you're back!

15 Jul 2011 09:04 am

The last one wouldn't happen. They'd probably make it trample diamonds, or find a dead one's hooves.

15 Jul 2011 09:19 am

Hahaha I laughed at all 3 of these^^, the second one was the best I think.

15 Jul 2011 10:35 am


Poor pokemon... PETA definitely WILL get pissed off about this. >_<

15 Jul 2011 10:38 am

I demand more of this! PETA won't find out anything...

15 Jul 2011 12:40 pm


15 Jul 2011 01:11 pm

finally we get dexbusters comic the wait was worth it

15 Jul 2011 01:27 pm


This just in: PETA is a front for Team Rocket! They're also suing Team Plasma for IP infringement in their advertising, claiming Plasma "stole our schtick". Details at eleven. And now back to Professor Oak's radio show! He's holding us all hostage, someone please help. *blip*

15 Jul 2011 02:34 pm

I love this site... Keep up the good work! and please, more Dexbusters!

15 Jul 2011 02:41 pm

Machamp failing.

My childhood just died.

15 Jul 2011 03:12 pm


Wondering where you went! (Shoulda checked the news.)

I agree with Skelter. The Pokedex is full of false stuff, huh? Man! At least we have the Dexbusters to set us straight.

I am glad to see more of the Dexbusters, but don't feel pressured to do more if you don't have anything to do. I'd fine with every once in a while, or if never again. Whatever.

15 Jul 2011 03:58 pm



15 Jul 2011 04:20 pm

Well, technically hardness is measured by scratching, and harder materials tend to be brittle and easy to shatter, so the last one doesn't quite work.

15 Jul 2011 06:22 pm

It's true~♥

15 Jul 2011 07:36 pm

lol these myth busting ones are the best MOAR PLAES

15 Jul 2011 08:29 pm

This is just win.

15 Jul 2011 09:30 pm


Seriously, make this into its own comic- it is awesome! Poor ponyta- off the pokeglue factory for it. The waffle king demands more!!!

15 Jul 2011 09:57 pm

Funny, I didn't think Mythbusters were horrible people...

16 Jul 2011 12:05 am


Maybe not Peta, but Plasma XD

16 Jul 2011 02:47 am

I began reading the comic only 14 notches scrolled down, making it appear as if he was speaking to the Shedinja. xD

16 Jul 2011 05:54 am

Go Dexbusters!

16 Jul 2011 08:21 am


16 Jul 2011 09:56 am


I don't think they did a good job testing the ponyta. You didn't show if the hooves cracked or broke off the ponyta at it's ankle.

16 Jul 2011 03:43 pm

Diamond is a mineral

17 Jul 2011 01:09 am

I like pokemon and myth buster and you brought me joy from these.Please continue this dex buster minis.Please Try these
Nidoking-one swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it was a match stick.D/P pokedex
Lugia-it sleeps in a deep-sea trench.If it flaps it's wing,it is said to cause a 40 day storm.D/P pokedex

17 Jul 2011 03:35 am

Also Bumbazzle, I noticed you're close to 2000 fans. JOYFULNESS! :D

17 Jul 2011 04:17 am


Need more of these Pokedex Mythbusters things!

17 Jul 2011 10:58 am

This is terrible!

I want more! XD

17 Jul 2011 04:50 pm


couldn't they have just made it use stomp on some diamonds?

18 Jul 2011 03:56 am

Now where's the fun in that?

I understand that not all the panels are in everyone's taste, along with how Ponyta's method isn't accurate for the actual test (partially due to my own lack of knowledge), but this was never meant to be a serious example of how to prove the dex entries. It's a parody poking fun at both universes, and it's basically a hit-or-miss whether or not someone will like it.

If I'll make any more of Dexbusters, I'll try to keep this in mind for the next iteration though. I do want to please a majority of my readers, but I can never hope to please everyone.

18 Jul 2011 07:23 am

This was easily worth the wait - Dexbusters is actually amazing!

18 Jul 2011 11:57 am

wouldn't it be team plasma, not PeTA?

18 Jul 2011 03:53 pm


Oh god, these are funny. I would simply as for more, but I don't want to rush you. So, can't wait for the next comic!
But what is PETA? And why would it be Team Plasma instead, whatever PETA is. Explain? Sorry for being clueless.

18 Jul 2011 06:39 pm


PETA is "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" And are an animal rights group in the U.S.A. Team Plasma is basically the Pokemon Universe Equivalent of PETA, though they had ulterior motives.

18 Jul 2011 09:01 pm


You, my friend, are talented

18 Jul 2011 10:43 pm


Oooh, okay, thank you~

20 Jul 2011 12:53 pm


Im pretty sure we can assume PETA's motives are pretty similar :P

21 Jul 2011 09:41 am


PETA? People for the Enslavement and Torture of Activists? After this, I'm sure tons of activists would get whiny, so I imagine they would. More power to PETA then!

26 Jul 2011 04:47 pm

You should do one about the Larvitar family. Being able to eat a whole mountain? Seems rediculous.

28 Jul 2011 01:39 pm


Awesome! Please do more DexBusters! PLEEEEAAASE!

(sorry if I come off like a hyperactive, crazed, insane little kid, here, but the comics are THAT good!)

01 Sep 2011 10:32 pm

14 200 punches. good job machamp.

11 Sep 2011 07:34 pm

Technically you can do a total of 649 different DexBusters... just look to the entire B/W Pokedex, LOL!!!

BTW: That Shedinja mask is so cool!

25 Oct 2011 11:53 pm

These are hilarious. esp. the 2nd one.:D

12 Dec 2011 10:47 am


is it ok, if I post some of these to a funny website? All credit will go 2 you though.

17 Feb 2012 05:30 pm

:D i love dexbusters!

18 May 2012 03:40 pm

Safe way to do the Ponyta test:

"Hey, uh, do you guys put horseshoes on Ponyta? Yes? With normal nails? Whelp, myth busted"

19 Oct 2012 05:50 am

Panel 3

Diamonds do not work that way!

Hard does not mean strong. Glass is hard as well, would you test the hardness of glass with a jackhammer?

20 Dec 2012 05:46 pm


team plasma well.

21 Dec 2012 10:08 am


I'd like more of these types of comics, please! :)

20 Mar 2013 03:05 pm

Future Sight

And one year later PETA made the Black & Blue game.

22 Apr 2013 10:12 pm

Your awesome

I stumbled upon your comics on reddit. Looked it up started reading and couldn't stop keep up the good work