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August 10th, 2010, 10:23 am

The Breeder's Dilemma

"In other news, pokémon are now used as hats."

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August 10th, 2010, 10:43 am

First one out of the bunch

I get several funny ideas while playing the game, but few of those actually stick for longer amounts of time. But I was exposed to this one more often.

In the arts of breeding, getting a female with the correct nature can be a mentally brutal procedure if you're using the method of pure, random chance. In Relicanth's case, that's about 0,5% chance with each egg (1/8 for female, 1/25 for correct nature), so I sadly spent hours and hundreds of eggs to finally obtain one. But then I later on discovered how Dittos can pass on nature's too, so thus my issue was no more.

This comic is rather old (several months since I made it), so at that time I was still training the fundamentals of body positions and shading (still am). Hope you enjoy it!

August 11th, 2010, 4:52 pm

Lol, this page is awesome!
I like your drawing style, and I can't wait for the next page! Keep it up! +favv

August 12th, 2010, 9:11 am

Thanks for the comment! I re-updated the comic again with some changes. One being re-writing the dialogue using a text tool and not writing it on my own, as my hand doesn't really match the tidyness and horizontal order. The other part was removing the noise, enhancing the scanlines (TV screen) and making it slightly more gray/blue. Now I think the scanlines are too much, but I better leave it like this as I'll ever be content with it. Bah!

And if you were to this page in itself, I have a lot to thank whistleonwild and her template for. The code for it can be found here, it really helped me out:

http://whistleonwild.livejournal.com/160439.html#cutid1

Next comic coming soon, just trying to get my gear in order.

August 12th, 2010, 9:28 am

I... never thought about the ramifications of releasing Pokemon before. ...thanks to you, I don't think I'll ever breed Pokemon again xD

I think the bubbles are pretty bad ): The text itself is legible, and I love the hand-written (I assume?) bubble, but the shape of the balloons make the text difficult to read. They need much more negative space, and shouldn't follow the text shape too closely. This article says it better than I can:
http://comictool.blogspot.com/2009/08/this-week-balloon-shape.html

August 12th, 2010, 2:39 pm

But breeding pokemon is the only pride and joy after completing the story mode! Think of the possibilities!

And yes, I've now engulfed the article in its entirety and I'm very pleased with what I've learned. I'm just thankful you weren't here to witness the bubbles before the changes I made. I've been meaning to place the text and bubbles right after I've finished the outlines for a strip, so your reminder will definitly aid me in my next comic.

It's really true though. As someone who reads a plethora of comics, paper or web, I never seriously thought about speech bubbles until I started making comics on my own. Goes to show how little the reader think about them.

August 19th, 2010, 5:01 am

Aaaaand edited. Again. I have the feeling I'll never be content with this one.

Speech bubbles were improved, and each image was given a frame (didnt even realise I had forgotten them!).

September 27th, 2010, 9:11 am

Dittos pass on natures? thanks for the info.

January 17th, 2011, 5:54 pm

Wow, that would be a problem, wouldn't it?

January 19th, 2011, 5:36 pm

This first comic made me Fave it. Congragulations.

January 23rd, 2011, 1:01 pm

Ahh, the joys of breeding.

So rarely do I run into people who make fun of this little part of the games.
Sigh~.
It was ESPECIALLY annoying when it came to trying to win contests in RSE, wasn't it? :|

February 3rd, 2011, 3:03 pm

Tumblr

MAKE A TUMBLR SO PPL CAN REBLOG YOU way more fans that way GOGOGOOGOG

March 13th, 2011, 7:24 pm

This is how swarm pokés are made xP

April 11th, 2011, 11:42 pm

This is SO EPIC. XDD <3333

July 2nd, 2011, 3:29 pm

"There onto us!"
LOL

July 4th, 2011, 8:02 pm

Nature,

can drive people crazy

July 15th, 2011, 2:30 pm

I hate how you can't get a dito in Pokemon Black and White until you beet the game. It makes it very hard to get all of the starters. (I trade make an egg and then trade back)

August 13th, 2011, 6:19 am

I-I don't even know that much about natures yet. I-I need to study!

September 20th, 2011, 9:34 pm

Did anyone else notice the relicanth waving in the 3rd panel

October 17th, 2011, 7:19 pm

hahah guilty... wow i feel like one of those dead beat dads who are strictly pro life ohhhhhhhh touchy subject!

November 10th, 2011, 1:29 pm

hahahahahahahhahahaha this is gold!

January 24th, 2012, 6:17 pm

More food for thought...

Why don't most Legendaries have genders?
What do you do when you run out of money? I use the Elite Four (pfft) as my own bank!
Why aren't you taking challengers if you're the campion?
Why don't you ever sleep?
And most importantly, what does it mean when the God of pokemon (Arceus), pokemon who govern time/space/alternate worlds ect. ?

February 28th, 2012, 4:24 pm

*cough* Action replay code.

July 17th, 2012, 4:51 pm

Awesome Comics

I LOOOVVVEEE your comics Rare Candy Treatment!! Keep on drawin <3

July 20th, 2012, 7:44 am

@Dungeons: It is even in the most popular comics

July 20th, 2012, 3:14 pm

I can see why @comicboy

August 10th, 2012, 4:49 pm

2 Years

Exact 2 years since the first comic!!! Concratiolations :P

March 12th, 2013, 9:39 pm

Awesome face

I just love the Relicanth's face!