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September 2nd, 2011, 11:49 am

Picnic Panic

EVERYBODY RUN OR WE'LL ALL PASS OUT IN 16 TURNS

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September 2nd, 2011, 11:57 am

Was starting to doubt if I'd have enough time to get the next strip up and running, but the Friday update persists for yet another week. This is once again me being a complete douche, but the image I had in my head of the last panel was too tempting to decline. Snover and Abomasnow are really rad pokémon though, so all of you fans out there can lower your pitchforks. We're all good friends here.

Joke explanation: All Snovers have the ability Snow Warning, which summons a hailstorm upon entrance. Which sadly doesn't make for a good combination with outdoor activities.

September 2nd, 2011, 12:05 pm

Poor Snover... D=

September 2nd, 2011, 12:26 pm

wow, sucks to be a snover these days :(

September 2nd, 2011, 12:30 pm

"Which sadly doesn't make for a good combination with outdoor activities."

I think it wouldn't be fun if he summoned a snowstorm in an indoor activity either.

September 2nd, 2011, 12:33 pm

They just need a pokemon with Cloud Nine or Sunny Day to come along and they'd be fine.

September 2nd, 2011, 12:38 pm

Aw... Sucks to be Snovers! T^T

September 2nd, 2011, 12:45 pm

@Alectric: Yeah! Oi! Somebody get a Groudon over here!

September 2nd, 2011, 12:48 pm

Poor Snover

Poor Snover...
I think the next comic should be about what happens when you overdose on rare candies

September 2nd, 2011, 12:55 pm

Picknicker Theresa used Bite!
Picknicker Theresa was buffeted by the snowstorm!

September 2nd, 2011, 12:58 pm

awwww, poor snover.

September 2nd, 2011, 1:00 pm

Snover is forever alone.

September 2nd, 2011, 1:23 pm

XD that's awesome

September 2nd, 2011, 1:52 pm

Actually, I think the Pokemon with abilities like that control it and only use in battles. But I get the joke.

September 2nd, 2011, 2:11 pm

ill be your partner, snover! XD

September 2nd, 2011, 2:15 pm

Dream World Rapidash anyone? Poor snover.

September 2nd, 2011, 2:27 pm

What we need is a Dream World Vulpix, Ninetales, Lickitung, or a regular Cloud Nine Psyduck.

September 2nd, 2011, 2:40 pm

Worst be a Groundon...

September 2nd, 2011, 2:45 pm

But snow is so much fun! :O

Of course, hail is not as much fun.

September 2nd, 2011, 2:50 pm

This reminds me of Tyranitar and his ability lol
I personally hate these kinds of habilities...sometimes my pokémon are with just a few hp left and before I can throw a potion in it,it dies :\ damn.

September 2nd, 2011, 3:07 pm

@Foxblaze: And then we'll all BURN.

Poor Snover. I feel so bad for him. I think I'll give him a hug *freezes*

September 2nd, 2011, 3:55 pm

Sand!

Like Larvatar (idk if it spelled right), but with sand

September 2nd, 2011, 3:59 pm

@Mr.Epic :D: Right!

September 2nd, 2011, 4:05 pm

2222 fans!

Whoo woo. Been reading these for the past two weeks now and noticed you just got 2222 fans. Nice comic as usual, keep it up!

September 2nd, 2011, 5:06 pm

I had to do a rush semi-playthrough of my girlfriend's Platinum because she wanted to catch Giratina, transfer her bros, and then wipe the game for a Nuzlocke and when I got to the snow place, these little bastards are the ones who gave me trouble. >:C
I was only using a Quagsire and Ice/Grass doesn't make for a good sparring partner.
Needless to say, it made grinding miserable and this damn ability made every single battle with one PAINFULLY LONG = A =

But past transgressions aside, I've always thought Snover was pretty damn cute :/
And this comic tugged the strings of my heart just enough for me to forgive him.

/snoverhug

September 3rd, 2011, 1:01 am

Abomasnow was my bro back in Diamond. Somehow, he got me through some of the hardest battles I've ever been in. That said, I would never take it to a spring/summer picnic.

September 3rd, 2011, 5:25 am

Actually, Snover from the dream world have soundproof.

September 3rd, 2011, 6:05 am

Reminds me of "Kyogre the Worst Roommate". :D On a second note, Groudon must be quite popular with his Drought ability. You should make a comicstrip about Groudon laying on the beach wearing sunglasses with a bunch of babes. ;)
Btw awesome to see a new comicstrip on my birthday, thank you! ;D

September 3rd, 2011, 7:49 am

Lol, Aww snover looks so poor there...xD. I think you should do a comic strip about how Protein's,Iron's,Carbos's,Zinc's and Calcium's affect your pokemon I think that'd be funny^^.

@AlexMilo: Nice idea about groudon having the drought ability though that'd be funny^^

September 3rd, 2011, 8:47 am

Lol, poor Snover. I actually liked Snover and Abomasnow until I realised how many weaknesses they had!

September 3rd, 2011, 8:59 am

@Akayama: Do you think Snover would rather be deaf? Thats an odd decision, be deaf or have no friends.

September 3rd, 2011, 11:08 am

Actually I'm not really snover but

@AxelThePokegodTrainer:
Same here. Still fun to use but I won't bring it to the elite four anytime soon. Just too many things that can really damage it.

Also, cherubi's face(s) steal the show. They look fucking hilarious. Good job! A funny strip with attention to detail in all panels as usual.

September 3rd, 2011, 12:27 pm

I gotta say, the silhouettes in the background are really cool! Especially the Darumaka.

September 3rd, 2011, 1:36 pm

I bet Hippopotas can relate to this, always kicking up sandstorms.

September 3rd, 2011, 4:14 pm

Aw man I'm jealous of the guy riding the Steelix.

September 4th, 2011, 3:51 pm

Though with how often that's bound to be happening, would people really care?

Would they even notice?

September 5th, 2011, 9:15 pm

@Shoop-da-Whoop: Lol then someone can bring a Kyogre! XD That would make any picnic more fun >:D

September 6th, 2011, 2:40 am

@everyone who would bring out a cloud nine pokemon: it wouldn't work. cloud nine doesn't stop the weather, it just cancels out it's effects. (like rain which then doesn't weaken fire anymore).
so it won't stop the hail, but it won't hurt you anymore.

September 6th, 2011, 5:52 am

Why did Snovers trainer run away? You'd think he/she would be used to it!

September 6th, 2011, 2:35 pm

D:<

Y U DO DAT.
That poor Snover..! *Runs over and hugs Snover while stabbing you with a pitchfork*

September 6th, 2011, 3:43 pm

I just wanted to say that I love your comics, especially the ones about the nuances of certain moves/abilities such as this one. If it weren't so similar to the Hypno comic you did, I'd suggest doing a comic about how in the world Groudon sleeps when it's always sunny wherever he is XD

September 8th, 2011, 5:13 pm

@interspark:

Aww I'll stay sonver cause my Snowrunt loves the snow

September 8th, 2011, 7:52 pm

Well, actually...

Tecnically just bring a couple fire pokemon, Cherrim, and Castform and the hail will melt and evaporate, fire to melt, Cherrim to sunny day, Castform to amplify the sun. You know, just bring a Yamask to use Mummy. Or maybe a Klink and a huge funnel to make snow!

September 8th, 2011, 7:54 pm

Correction

@Kida54: Snorunt contains no W

September 9th, 2011, 10:24 am

@Djoing: It would make a fair number of indoor sports more entertaining though.

September 10th, 2011, 10:05 pm

@Alectric: That or Airlock. xD

September 11th, 2011, 7:05 am

D: The sign lied to the poor snover!

September 14th, 2011, 2:56 pm

forever alone snover :(

October 7th, 2011, 7:53 pm

LOL, they should have just brought a Rayquaza. Negate that snowfall >.>

October 17th, 2011, 5:55 pm

i hate the sun anyway...

winter picnics sound more like my thing.

November 13th, 2011, 3:25 pm

That's so sad :(

November 23rd, 2011, 5:31 pm

... Aww.

November 29th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Haha

Alternatively, you could just use a Snover with Soundproof (its hidden ability.$

December 6th, 2011, 8:57 pm

Forever Alone Snover.

December 8th, 2011, 1:01 pm

Bring together someone with Cloud Nine, like Golduck.

May 28th, 2012, 5:22 pm

Darumaka

I can see why everybody else ran but daru's got some flaming eyebrows like me without fire

July 11th, 2012, 5:58 am

Naww I'd stay with Snover because Ice types are the best!

March 28th, 2013, 12:03 am

;_; Awww!