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02 Sep 2011 11:49 am

Picnic Panic


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02 Sep 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.

02 Sep 2011 12:05 pm

Poor Snover... D=

02 Sep 2011 12:26 pm

wow, sucks to be a snover these days :(

02 Sep 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.

02 Sep 2011 12:33 pm

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

02 Sep 2011 12:38 pm

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

02 Sep 2011 12:45 pm

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

02 Sep 2011 12:48 pm

Poor Snover

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

02 Sep 2011 12:55 pm

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

02 Sep 2011 12:58 pm

awwww, poor snover.

02 Sep 2011 01:00 pm

Snover is forever alone.

02 Sep 2011 01:23 pm

XD that's awesome

02 Sep 2011 01:52 pm

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

02 Sep 2011 02:11 pm

ill be your partner, snover! XD

02 Sep 2011 02:15 pm

Dream World Rapidash anyone? Poor snover.

02 Sep 2011 02:27 pm

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

02 Sep 2011 02:40 pm

Worst be a Groundon...

02 Sep 2011 02:45 pm

But snow is so much fun! :O

Of course, hail is not as much fun.

02 Sep 2011 02:50 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.

02 Sep 2011 03:07 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*

02 Sep 2011 03:55 pm


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

02 Sep 2011 03:59 pm

@Mr.Epic :D: Right!

02 Sep 2011 04:05 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!

02 Sep 2011 05:06 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.


03 Sep 2011 01:01 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.

03 Sep 2011 05:25 am

Actually, Snover from the dream world have soundproof.

03 Sep 2011 06:05 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

03 Sep 2011 07:49 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^^

03 Sep 2011 08:47 am

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

03 Sep 2011 08:59 am

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

03 Sep 2011 11:08 am

Actually I'm not really snover but

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.

03 Sep 2011 12:27 pm

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

03 Sep 2011 01:36 pm

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

03 Sep 2011 04:14 pm

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

04 Sep 2011 03:51 pm

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

Would they even notice?

05 Sep 2011 09:15 pm

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

06 Sep 2011 02:40 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.

06 Sep 2011 05:52 am

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

06 Sep 2011 02:35 pm


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

06 Sep 2011 03:43 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

08 Sep 2011 05:13 pm


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

08 Sep 2011 07:52 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!

08 Sep 2011 07:54 pm


@Kida54: Snorunt contains no W

09 Sep 2011 10:24 am

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

10 Sep 2011 10:05 pm

@Alectric: That or Airlock. xD

11 Sep 2011 07:05 am

D: The sign lied to the poor snover!

14 Sep 2011 02:56 pm

forever alone snover :(

07 Oct 2011 07:53 pm

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

17 Oct 2011 05:55 pm

i hate the sun anyway...

winter picnics sound more like my thing.

13 Nov 2011 03:25 pm

That's so sad :(

23 Nov 2011 05:31 pm

... Aww.

29 Nov 2011 02:40 pm


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

06 Dec 2011 08:57 pm

Forever Alone Snover.

08 Dec 2011 01:01 pm

Bring together someone with Cloud Nine, like Golduck.

28 May 2012 05:22 pm


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

11 Jul 2012 05:58 am

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

28 Mar 2013 12:03 am

;_; Awww!