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06 Sep 2012 10:24 am


I thought about making a ball which could trap people, but I realised I don't want to connect pokémon with such an awful thing as slavery since forcing intelligent beings to do your bidding is not something we sho- WAIT A MINUTE

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06 Sep 2012 10:53 am

This was supposed to be one of my simplier strips, but I gravely underestimated how difficult it can be to make symmetric objects. While it's not as straight-forward as my other strips, it's one of my older ideas so I hope there should be something in this update you like.

And yeah, still no ball to catch fainted 'mons.

06 Sep 2012 10:55 am

Cool ideas. Always wished that I could steal other's Pokemon XD

06 Sep 2012 10:58 am

Don't you already have snag balls for the stealing part?

06 Sep 2012 11:05 am

I'd like to have ALL these pokéballs! They would be an awsome addition to any collector ;)

06 Sep 2012 11:06 am

@Djoing: I'm pretty sure that's just any Pokeball with some undisclosed limitation removed.

06 Sep 2012 11:11 am

Haha cool ideas!! I loved the last pokeball the most and the color ball xD pretty damm good ideas I wish they were real.

06 Sep 2012 11:20 am

But you haven't solved the real problem!!


06 Sep 2012 01:41 pm

Wow, these are scary, but really cool.

06 Sep 2012 01:47 pm

I have to ask, does the Color Ball change a shiny Pokemon to its normal coloration or not?

06 Sep 2012 02:43 pm

You could still use the color ball on genderless pokemon with no ill effect.

06 Sep 2012 02:50 pm

@doodlekitt: I KNEW I had forgotten to adress something! I should keep notes. Edited into the first post.

06 Sep 2012 03:31 pm

I love the Extra Ball idea. Would there be an upper limit on how many you could carry, I wonder? Because if not, I'd catch as many freaking ratattas as humanly possible. Those things are nasty against low-level 'mons.

06 Sep 2012 04:32 pm

The Thief Ball: The next logical step after the Snag Machine

06 Sep 2012 05:37 pm

I remember pokemon coliseum where you had to get rid of the dark energy on the pokemon and then take em. Very fun, that part.

06 Sep 2012 05:48 pm

Invisiball: They won´t see it coming and neither you where it lands... D:

Nah! Just kidding, pretty cool designs.

06 Sep 2012 07:00 pm

a ball that steals pokemon? we better keep that from team plasma!

07 Sep 2012 01:11 am

@The Bomb Master: Don't you mean Rocket?

But yeah those sound awesome

07 Sep 2012 01:21 am

I love your balls

Especially your colored one and the extra one

07 Sep 2012 08:05 am

@Djoing: the snag ball only works on shadow pokemon and they were stolen to begin with

07 Sep 2012 09:24 am

@Semi-Demifiend: Most genderless Pokémon can still breed with Ditto... But you could use them with most legendaries o3o

07 Sep 2012 11:01 am

The invisiball would also be good for hiding the fact that you're a trainer anytime you make eye contact with someone.

07 Sep 2012 01:42 pm

Ooh, I would not like to see the Thief Balls catch the attention of Teams Rocket and Plasma...

07 Sep 2012 05:26 pm

First panel: This'll be kool.
Second panel: That's a good idea.
Third panel: Puddle of urine of floor.
Fourth panel: What the ****!!! Impotence for artificial shininess!? **** this!
Fifth panel: Pokemon Colosseum, anybody?
Last panel: And a prison ball would be worse for a pokemon then trapping them in some other kind of cramped, prison like ball how so?
Hidden text: Bumbazzle, you have done it again!!
Trolls who say I misspelled cool: I did it on purpose. I do K's for C's. It's a thing.

08 Sep 2012 01:18 pm


I could totally use an invisiball!
where was this ten years ago?

08 Sep 2012 04:20 pm

Well, I have to say I'd definitely like to have the colour ball as well as invisiball too xD.

These would be awesome ideas though.

08 Sep 2012 11:31 pm

@Gamining King: In that case you misspelled sekond, Kolusseum and kramped! :3

09 Sep 2012 08:59 am

Extra ball

I used an Extra ball for my Snubbul

09 Sep 2012 09:48 am

A Good Idea

With the sarcasm taken out I think everything but the thief ball and MAYBE the extra ball would be completely usable in the next generation of games.

09 Sep 2012 12:03 pm

more ideas:
nurse ball- pokemon captured in this pokeball will be completely healed of status conditions once it is returned (basically gives pokemon the ability natural cure)
escape ball- with a high-powered return beam and DNA locking onto the captured pokemon, trapping moves and hazards are no longer a threat (can always be called back from bind, shadow tag, ingrain, etc.)
dual ball- higher capture rate for pokemon that have two types
coach ball- pokemon captured will receive twice the amount of EV's and experience earned in battle, but halves the rate of affection growth towards trainer

09 Sep 2012 12:25 pm

@Blue in Japan Green in America: That's the Repeat Ball

09 Sep 2012 05:59 pm

Prison Ball? Is that anything like Pokemon 4 Ever's Dark Ball? Or does this not raise them to the highest level/turn them evil.

Also, chiming in to the "snag machine" chorus for Thief Ball.

Wonderful comic, though.

09 Sep 2012 10:06 pm

Friggin' Impressed

I genuinely like ALL of these and do wish that Color Ball was a real item.

09 Sep 2012 10:48 pm

The invisiball and thief ball need to be combined. Otherwise, it would be too easy to track people who used thief balls.

09 Sep 2012 11:02 pm

Prison Balls

@Aura Guardian: I think the Prison Ball is meant as to be on the Opposite End of the Spectrum in comparison to a Premiere Ball.

Premiere Ball - Standard PokéBall of Love

Prison Ball - Master Ball of Hate!

10 Sep 2012 12:25 am


hey can you do a comic about how other items would work? like how leftovers is just a rotten apple

10 Sep 2012 02:34 pm

Haha. The sales pitches at the end of each of them sounds like something you would hear from the Aperature Science Labs.

10 Sep 2012 02:36 pm

@MaveriKat:I think you mean the Luxury Ball.

10 Sep 2012 04:00 pm

Oooooh...Colour Ball. Artifical shiny or not, it'd be nice to not go through like some people I know and waste literally years on specific shiny species. Even worse is when some of them want a specific gender and even a specific nature on TOP of that!

/groan and facepalm

10 Sep 2012 06:11 pm

A combo of the Prison Ball and Frustration would make Frustration a usable move in competitive battling.

11 Sep 2012 12:09 am

That last pokeball... One pokeball to rule them all!

11 Sep 2012 01:43 am

Coach incoming!

@guest: I Laughed so hard that I fell off chair when I read 'bout your coach ball haha, idk if you planned to make it funny but it is xD, in irl it also halves the affection towards trainer (coach).

11 Sep 2012 05:46 pm

@petsinwinter: It would actually mean Frustration had a use.

12 Sep 2012 12:22 am

@Guest: What I meant. I just got all specific for no reason

12 Sep 2012 09:28 am

Stop giving gamefreaks any idea!!

12 Sep 2012 10:24 am

@shedster: Noooo! Continue to give them ideas!

13 Sep 2012 10:19 am

in Colloseum you had that thing, Snag Device... or something? Which let you Snag other people's Pokemon :D but your stupid partner only let you use it on corrupted Pokemon :(

16 Sep 2012 07:25 am

@The_mad_one: This in new for me! Yeash, some people, you just kan't please.

17 Sep 2012 09:07 am

This is totally irrelevant, but...

You are now aware that Tauros can learn Surf but no one has any idea how.


18 Sep 2012 03:07 pm

@AlchemistWarrior30: Innuendo much? XD

23 Sep 2012 07:19 am

@guest: About the nurse ball. It does exist: They call it the Heal ball since Gen IV. More useful in the early parts of the game when you have less than the maximum of 6 carryable.

23 Sep 2012 07:20 am

@smeagol92055: I imagine as many as you could possibly carry empty.

23 Sep 2012 01:15 pm

@Agent 1024: Carry ALL the balls!

23 Sep 2012 01:26 pm

@Agent 1024
i was talking about every time the pokemon was returned, it would be healed of all statuses just like natural heal, not just the one time like heal ball does when you capture it

25 Sep 2012 04:28 pm

@GengarZilla: Um, no, that lets you get pokemon you already have, such as for breeding purposes. I had 7 pokemon in the manga, you can see that in the Best of Pokemon Adventures: Yellow manga

25 Sep 2012 10:58 pm

Pretty cool but...

@guest: It would be pretty overpowered. If it healed all status conditions instead, I could imagine it getting implemented. Just an opinion here, but I think status effects should be able to double up :/

26 Sep 2012 02:54 pm

They should make a revive ball, it would revive the pokemon so it could be caught right after that.

27 Sep 2012 05:34 pm

@Guest: Actually, it was perfectly capable of snagging any pokemon, but in the first game you had a girl telling you not to do it, and in XD you had a function installed on the snag machine (which could probably be overridden).

05 Nov 2012 06:09 pm

I'll take 3 color balls and 3 thief balls

25 Nov 2012 08:56 am

If the extra ball existed...

newbie trainer who has a lot of money:Hey look! Extra balls! Hmmmm... "idea pops into head" "Buys 100'000 extra balls" Later.... Elite four: Who's next? Newbie trainer: me! Go Magikarp! Elite four: this will be easy! SIX HOURS LATER... Newbie trainer: Go magikarp! Elite four: this is the 234th magikarp...OK you win! NOW GO! newbie trainer: yay!

25 Nov 2012 06:24 pm

If the extra ball existed...2

Newbie champion:I have another idea! "buys 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 rare candy's" Later............. Expert trainer: Hey! can i battle all your pokemon? Newbie champion:OK! Go 100,000 Gyradoses! Expert trainer: O_O

02 Dec 2012 07:32 pm


There should be something to catch dead Pokemon!

05 Dec 2012 02:30 am

As I was reading this the voice I could hear was "Cave Johnson" from Portal 2, doing it the same way he did when he did the commercial for the Turrets.

04 Jan 2013 01:30 pm

Pointlessball: Can only catch fainted pokemon and if it does, the poke just disappears.

19 Feb 2013 03:31 pm

OMG! I want a color ball xD

09 Mar 2013 01:26 pm

@Djoing: snag balls are only for shadows.