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23 Jan 2012 10:46 am

Tools of War

No pokémon were seriously injured in the production of this strip.

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23 Jan 2012 11:06 am

Have some additional reference.

This is another one of those strips which once finished, despite the eagerness to start making it, becames something I'm not entirely sure of. Or at least feel that it's not up to the standard of previous strips. Either way, the feedback I've gotten about it has allowed me to make the best of it, so here's hoping that this will make most of you at least smile and/or chuckle.

As a small bonus, I've been doing some art on the side now that I update this comic less frequently, one of them being 'draw one pokémon of each type' meme. And while it was a tough decision, my Ground poke of choice ended up with Quagsire, and it was therefore impossible for me to draw him without including the appropriate attire.

I currently have no plans for another strip which continues on Wailord's and Quagsires earlier escapades, but I do want to make one, so I should brainstorm some possible alternatives for bringing them to the spotlight again.

Might be two weeks before the next update. Might not. But let's assume the former, or worse.

23 Jan 2012 11:24 am


23 Jan 2012 11:38 am

Dat Quagsire. <3

23 Jan 2012 11:42 am

AHAHAHA! The rake trick. Classic.

23 Jan 2012 11:49 am

Lol that was so funny, using rakes if everything else fails^^. Ohh and that Quagsire looks cool^^

23 Jan 2012 11:53 am

You were right about the chuckles

23 Jan 2012 12:51 pm


Don't forget the garden hoe comes after it once the victim staggers back!

23 Jan 2012 02:02 pm

That totally needs to be a new move - Rake Trap

23 Jan 2012 03:03 pm

@Lunasa: I'd use that move! XD

23 Jan 2012 04:44 pm

I'll have to remember that...

23 Jan 2012 05:45 pm

Perhaps the well dressed dou of quagsire and wailord could be engaged in a battle, where they'd sit and do nothing.

23 Jan 2012 08:40 pm

Totally looks like professor layton. good job!

23 Jan 2012 09:18 pm

Quagsire & the attire

I think you should give Quagisire a stache. That or a cane. Or sideburns. Donn't know why, just think he'll look cool.

23 Jan 2012 09:48 pm

I dont get it, yet its still funny

24 Jan 2012 06:27 am

That is so cool!!!!! how do you make them so funny

24 Jan 2012 10:34 am

FYI, rakes are a great entry hazard when fighting Sideshow Bob.

24 Jan 2012 04:01 pm


They should totally make a Garden Rake entry hazard.

25 Jan 2012 01:03 am

I vote he be called 'Quagsir'

25 Jan 2012 04:26 am

Whenever i see that garden rake, i instantly think "PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES!"

25 Jan 2012 05:51 pm

How do you summon the garden rake, use magnetics? Besides, the trainer would obviously avoid it when sending out the 'mon. And the 'mons aren't that dumb. Hey, I've an idea! It only works if the opponent has the ability 'Oblivious'!
P.S. @gamekidg7: OMG Quagsire in tophat give him stache! Or cane! Or a combover! Wait, that would need a stache.

26 Jan 2012 11:47 pm

Trusty Old Rakes.

So garden rakes would be super effective against grass type pokemon, no?

28 Jan 2012 02:41 pm

I have just read the whole archive, I've looking for a pokemon themed webcomic for a long time, keep up the good work!

Man I wish I could draw worth a damn, seeing this kind of comics makes me wish I could make my own.

29 Jan 2012 10:15 am

Sorry Lucario...

...but does anyone hear metal (RAAAAUGH!!!), Sonic Adventure 3-"Live and Learn" and\or PWNED!! in their minds looking at the last panel?
Btw,metal means revenge when you add pissed off furry creatures.

29 Jan 2012 02:48 pm

@WockyJunior: Nah, Garden Rakes would be like Stealth Rock, except damage would be based on height. Imagine it, Flying types would ingore it completely. Pokes under 2ft would lose 1/16th of their HP, 2-4ft = 1/10th, 4ft - 6ft = 1/8th and over 6ft = 1/6th.

31 Jan 2012 12:26 am

well my friend that's just 2 awesome

02 Feb 2012 12:56 am

@LuigiMan200: lmao, taller Pokemon get hit with more of the rake
No, I meant, you know how you use garden rakes to weed your garden? Would that make it super-effective to grass types?

03 Feb 2012 04:49 pm

@WockyJunior: You use a rake? I always used them to gather leaves. For weeds, I use a...


...uh, no, I don't think they'd use that word in a Pokemon game.

04 Feb 2012 12:55 pm

@WockyJunior: Oh, I see what you mean, although you wouldn't be using the 'sharp' bit of the rake but I shouldn't think too far into it. XD

05 Feb 2012 06:58 pm

dude, the taller ones would take less damage because they would have the pain spread evenly, whereas the short ones would take all of the brunt full on in a small spot

06 Feb 2012 11:31 pm

@Luigiman200 LOL right we're gamers not obsessive thinkers xD

08 Feb 2012 11:44 am


Would that work on flying pokemon?

08 Feb 2012 10:43 pm


Ah, I've been using the broom technique, so maybe that's why I kept failing! :)

19 Feb 2012 03:15 pm

"When all else fails, garden rakes succeed."

No truer words can be said. XD

22 Feb 2012 12:45 pm

that raichus cute

22 Feb 2012 10:14 pm


@LuigiMan200: Wailord loses all health.