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11 Jul 2012 11:33 am

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11 Jul 2012 12:04 pm

Perspective continues to be a cruel mistress, but if it ain't difficult then I ain't learning. The way how gyms are furnished with various machinery and unorthodox death traps have caused people to occasionally tell me to make a strip about it, so here it is. This was originally planned to be way less time consuming, but I started to feel reluctant about its execution halfway through the process. But I'm posting it nonetheless, I want to move on to other ideas.

Some recent comments brought up if my updates are still sporadic, and that is indeed still the case. While I'm flattered that people wait eagerly for the next strips, impatience does sadly nothing to speed up the schedule. On the top of the page, there's a whole shelf of options to keep track of the comic updates, so make the best use of them instead of reloading the page hoping to see any changes. If there are other features or sites I'm not making use of, suggest it! I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Let my comic check up on you, and not the other way around.

11 Jul 2012 12:08 pm

Probably better than being shot out of a cannon and smacking your face into a wall

11 Jul 2012 12:17 pm

@pat15: Nah, that happened to him too. :3

11 Jul 2012 12:42 pm

@pat15:
Which is better than jumping off an unstable Ice Slide suspended over a bottomless pit.

11 Jul 2012 12:56 pm

hehe, or how about doing a loud noisy battle in the bottom of a deep cave where eveything could just collapse? lol amusing stuff

11 Jul 2012 01:43 pm

What, no spike put of doom? LAMEST. GYM. EVER.

11 Jul 2012 01:44 pm

@pat15: Or having to do battle on the extremely narrow tail of a dragon sculpture.

11 Jul 2012 01:52 pm

Seriously, as of Black&White, there are some pretty crazy gyms, but the craziest would have to be the library, now that´s just insane!

11 Jul 2012 01:54 pm

@Deskman: I say the cannons :D

11 Jul 2012 02:03 pm

and now... Elesa's gym in B2W2 lol
from crazy lollercoaster to a catwalk!?

Gen5 takes the craziness up to eleven.

Both times Skyla's gym is dangerous. First with those cannons (and slamming face first on a wall, hilarious I must say) and now with super strong fans capable of blowing you off the gym.

11 Jul 2012 04:18 pm

Gen V

Straiton Gym: Restauraunt
Nacrene Gym: Library
Castelia Gym: Beehive
Nimbasa Gym: Roller coaster
Driftveil Gym: Mine shaft
Mistralton Gym: Military hanger with cannons
Icirrus Gym: Ice skating
Opelucid Gym: Dragon statue maze
Who knows what B2W2 will bring?

BTW, WHAT IS THE THEME OF THIS GYM!?!?!?!?!?!?

11 Jul 2012 05:47 pm

@pat15: I recall that.

11 Jul 2012 05:48 pm

@Gamining King: Well, we know it won't have the restauraunt, since Kyurem froze it.

11 Jul 2012 06:12 pm

Lolwut?

11 Jul 2012 07:34 pm

If only some of the battles in the games were as epic as the places they sometimes take place in. Battlefields rarely ever play any sort of role in the Pokemon games, other than "OMG IT'S RAINING!" etc.

11 Jul 2012 09:05 pm

@Gamining King: Mission Impossible, maybe?

11 Jul 2012 09:20 pm

why gen 5 is so f-ed up

Trainer: WHY CAN'T I PASS THROUGH THIS CURTAIN?!
Snivy: uh...you have to press the button-
Trainer: SCREW YOU I REFUSE TO CONFORM WITH SOCIETY!!!!!

12 Jul 2012 10:36 am

Nice comic :)

Howdy, looking over the comic here, real nice, swaps between some various unique colors, and art direction. Some jokes I don't get, but the ones I do are very funny, and actually are similar to the main humor behind my series. I just started myself, up to almost 30 on mine :).

I notice you have a wide variety of art back and forth, through out the post, do you have many guest comics? If so I might be interested in submitting one :)

12 Jul 2012 03:06 pm

@Novanto: What? Where did that come from? Kyruem had nothing to do with the Striaton Gym being murdered (not actually, just a phrase). They were bumped off to make room for Roxie and Marlon. Just like Lenora was fired to make room for Cheren (who went from being a rival to the first gym leader. What a downgrade.) But at least Chili, Cilan, and Cress show up as way stronger Pokemon trainers (that being their class instead of gym leader (good Gandhi I sound like a bigger geek then I actually am)).

12 Jul 2012 03:09 pm

@Gamining King: I meant physically. It's frozen solid! You can see it on the map!

12 Jul 2012 06:12 pm

@Novanto:
See that Striaton Gym?

Kyurem don't care.

Kyurem doesn't give a sh*t.

It just freezes, what it wants.

12 Jul 2012 06:25 pm

@AuraX: Nooo... really? </sarcasm>

13 Jul 2012 09:13 am

@Gamining King: "BTW, WHAT IS THE THEME OF THIS GYM!?!?!?!?!?!?"

Death.

13 Jul 2012 10:08 am

I think the biggest question is who is out there designing all of these gym puzzels? I mean there must be alot of money to be made from such a job but I guess only gym leaders are allowed to know of this person. The contact details would be passed from leader to leader through word of mouth so nobody shall ever know of the mystery person.

13 Jul 2012 10:47 am

No riddles? No precarious bridges suspended over lakes of Basculin? No dead man's switches? No killer Golurks? No car chases? No swinging spikes, no pitfall traps, no land mines, no ropes hanging from the ceiling over a bottomless pit?

It's an okay Gym, I guess. Could be good for early-mid game.

13 Jul 2012 11:23 am

IKR

Volkner from the 4th gen had a really bad one, it took up so much power that it caused blackouts, the challenge actually easy though

13 Jul 2012 02:40 pm

@Deskman: So going from shelf to shelf to solve various clues is much crazier than firing yourself out of a cannon and slamming right into a wall. Good to know.

13 Jul 2012 07:55 pm

Wattson's and Surge's gyms had live electricity. Claire's had lava. Falkner's is over a long drop, you could fall into machinery and get crushed in Volkner's gym, Flannery's gym involves explosive bursts of hot water and/or gas...

I swear they want to kill trainers in the Pokemon world!

15 Jul 2012 04:39 pm

This Gym is based on an Indiana Jones movie. Come on, all of those traps have appeared at least once in one of them :P

16 Jul 2012 02:59 am

@Icalasari
its population control at its best

16 Jul 2012 11:03 am

The Hardest Challenge of All...

is surviving the Gym Leader's speech.

16 Jul 2012 08:20 pm

@Novanto: WHAT? ARE YOU SERIOUS! Man, I wish my parents would let me get some more video games!

16 Jul 2012 08:22 pm

@Gamining King: Serious about what? Striaton being turned into a glacier?

16 Jul 2012 08:36 pm

@Shadow Master: I know the Mauville guy mentioned that he designed his own, back in Ruby/Sapphire.

16 Jul 2012 09:54 pm

I probably would've killed him on the spot

17 Jul 2012 12:20 am

This strip made me laugh. :3 I haven't been reading webcomics in a a while, but this was a good one.

19 Jul 2012 06:10 pm

Pffft

You guys know nothing, Dad's Gym from R/S/E was obviously the most menacing of all! I mean, just look at those doors! They slide open so fast!

20 Jul 2012 02:25 pm

Too many trainers...

Well I've noticed as the generations go, all the gyms keep getting more and more deadly to anyone brave/stupid/desperate enough to challenge them. My reason why? To cut down on the population of trainers. There's only eight gyms per continent and if the Poké world is anything like ours there's literally thousands and thousands of people that are just pokémon trainers. That's not counting all the people that battle as a hobby.

So the Gym Leaders gotta do SOMETHING to cut down on the challenger intake right? That's why each generation's Gyms are deadlier than all the ones before!

21 Jul 2012 07:21 am

@Shadow Master: The Trick Master from Hoenn, clearly.

30 Jul 2012 12:47 pm

Why is anybody here is talking about gen V???? Well It's my turn it's about the names of pokemon.
Some Pokemon names are related to spanish names of animals,like zorua, Is a fox,and Fox in spanish is zorro. do you how similar those words are????? And I think Zorua would be called Illufox instead

02 Aug 2012 09:04 pm

I've always wondered about that too. Makes me think of Morty's gym...

*shivers*

05 Aug 2012 10:50 am

@Novanto: plus the 1st gym leader is Cheren

05 Aug 2012 10:55 am

NO IT WASN'T

@MWK: In diamond, I was stuck on the last puzzle trying to figuire it out at 1:00 IN THE MORNING,and I had been trying for hours and I asked for help from people who knew NOTHING about pokemon because it was so hard.

05 Aug 2012 10:56 am

@Guest: Yep.

05 Aug 2012 07:20 pm

it could be worse

@pat15: well it can be better than walking over a small beam over 100 feet off the ground with snmall elevators with no safety bars at all

08 Aug 2012 05:51 pm

for teh luvva...

@DarkMario: Yet again we see MORE gen wunner bullshit.

09 Aug 2012 03:15 pm

derp

@DarkMario i would consider your opinions if you could spell AT ALL

10 Aug 2012 10:50 am

@DarkMario: Do you really think we'll be spelling "worse" like "wroser" by the time Gen 11 happens?

10 Aug 2012 04:50 pm

2 Years

exact 2 years since the start of this site... Well since the first comic :)

11 Aug 2012 09:54 am

not in pokemon too?

i can't believe theres a GEEWUNER in the pokemon fandom too

11 Aug 2012 09:11 pm

This was posted on my birthday

A month ago...

12 Aug 2012 02:08 am

Gen 11?

@DarkMario
Where the heck are you getting Eleven Generations from, there are only five. Unless you're attempting to predict future pokemon.
Also, Gen 2 and 3 had awesome looking pokemon in my opinion. owo

12 Aug 2012 11:45 am

@DarkMario:
Gen 5 > Gen 4 > Gen 3 > Gen 2 > Gen 1

Come at me fanboys.

14 Aug 2012 05:08 pm

@AuraX: You dumb troll
@DarkMario: What do you MEAN by worse then Magikarp ? Magikarp is the BEST pokemon ever ! Its so powerful even arceus can't take him. Its stats are DEVASTATING and his ability doubles his speed! How dare you defy him, his splash will destroy you.

16 Aug 2012 07:51 am

This next comic better be a real good one!

It's been over a month! I'm not trying to rush, Im just wondering whats going on.

16 Aug 2012 05:30 pm

Crazy Gyms of Death

@Gamining King: The theme of this gym is DEATH.

17 Aug 2012 01:59 pm

@GoldenWolfAmaterasu: That or Hollywood movies.

24 Aug 2012 10:14 pm

@godmoderncommander: It was probably the real trap to the original trap of the ball-rolling trap. Once the floor was put on enough weight then the floor would collapse and spikes of doom where underneath WITH the ball still coming so you have no time to climb out :D

17 Dec 2012 07:07 pm

If you think that gym is bad, wait til you see lt. Surge's gym in firered and leafgreen. It's ANNOYING!!!