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August 20th, 2010, 2:20 pm

Failed Anticipation

No punch lines. Only punch bags.

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August 20th, 2010, 2:45 pm

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I picked Chikorita in the beginning to increase the difficulty for myself. Which came true I suppose, but the gyms of the second generation and the league afterwards have truly picked a type bracket unsuitable for grass starters (not effective against 5 gyms, weak against 3). But that's not the point behind this comic strip. Those who shun the complex aspects of pokemon like the plague, you may as well skip the next paragraph.

Meganium has few options available to be a dependable asset in the offensive department. If you chose a moveset themed with special attack, you'll pretty much only have grass moves available. If you go physical, you have a slightly larger arsenal to pick from, but there are no good physical grass moves to find before the elite four, so that one STAB Meg has will sadly go unused. AND THUS he's generally best as a supporter, seeing as he has plenty of screens to choose from, along with aromatherapy to cleanse your team of sinister effects and battle ailments. But he will still take a beating setting his stuff up, which therefore makes us return to the point of the comic:

Your Meganium will be taking punches like there's no tomorrow. He can endure, but he won't intimidate too many opponents.


It should be noted that Meganium can still be awesome, just not before the Elite Four. Or if you pick up breeding before that. I made mine learn Leech Seed, which quite frankly, is one of the best thing Meg can have in his set. Your clone in Viridian city will agree.

August 22nd, 2010, 11:30 am

u need a banner to get more fans that u deserve.

August 23rd, 2010, 3:31 am

Consider it DONE.

October 21st, 2010, 2:59 pm

real men use chika!!

November 1st, 2010, 8:15 pm

You. are amazing. Consider me your new biggest fan

November 5th, 2010, 12:39 pm

i lol'd XD I chose chikorita and that's exactly what i got. A huge meat shield that wont die, even against a dragonite Lol!

January 17th, 2011, 7:17 pm

I will never choose Chikorita ever again. EVER.
Most pathetic pokeloser I ever saw.

January 17th, 2011, 10:20 pm

I ALWAYS pick Chikorita, I just used it to motivate me into using strategy more than anything > u >
eh - WORK FOR ME lol

January 19th, 2011, 1:57 am

I love the water types best (Blastoise and Empolion FTW) The power of the water vs the weakness of the grass just pissed me off :U

March 3rd, 2011, 11:01 am

So true... My meganium get battered big style... sigh

March 21st, 2011, 11:42 am

I personally love Chikorita. I like the other starters, too, but I generally go for the grass starters.

April 22nd, 2011, 8:11 am

other starters

based on what i saw, chicki sucks. you should of chose totodile or cynadquil.

June 14th, 2011, 6:38 am

you rock

I'm a smogon noob but I liked your analysis of Meganium. Also, Pro Oak.

July 2nd, 2011, 3:47 pm

Grass starters suck.I know where you're going.

July 9th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Great illustration.
I can imagine that it was some kind of torture for the players of the original GSC. But in generation IV Meganium can actually learn Swords Dance (if you are good at Voltorb Flip). So, this punching bag can go on a rampage, too.

July 15th, 2011, 2:42 pm

Grass Starters

Grass is usualy very good except Chikorita... I totaly agree, but the worst starter is Mudkip. I would know.That was the worst mistake in my game.
Then agian I was five when I got it.

August 3rd, 2011, 3:20 pm

I picked totodile

When he evolved into feraligator, i challenged my best bud to an open level match. Her Megainium was level eighty and my Toto was four levels lower and i STILL kicked her butt! (And her irratating brother's too! >:D)

August 19th, 2011, 12:46 am

S.M. you clearly have no knowledge of competitive battle in the more complex aspects of Pokemon.

Swampert is a fearsome foe and is in OU tier for his many capabilities. Grass Knot can take a toll on him if not completely wreck him, but he still ends up being very very useful.

September 4th, 2011, 2:02 pm

it's odd...

See, Chikorita is one of my favorite pokemon, yet I hate Meganium. Probably bcuz of its suckish attack.

September 4th, 2011, 2:04 pm

this is a overused joke

@S.M.
So I herd u don't liek Mudkipz...

December 15th, 2011, 2:30 pm

why you...

YOU DARE INSULT CHICKORITA LIKE THIS!!! YOU ****** *******!!!

January 9th, 2012, 7:47 am

Hahaha omg Prof. Oak almost killed me of laughter xD

I always go for grass type starter... I'll be sure to give Chiki a skip lol. Always wondered what it'd be like to go for one of the others anyway...

March 13th, 2012, 6:08 pm

Mate...

Body Slam
Photosynthesis
Solarbeam

TM teach it Sunny Day

Invincible

April 9th, 2012, 10:39 am

I choose Chikorita because it's my favorite Johto starter! I don't care about the consequences!

April 20th, 2012, 2:01 am

I got the joke immediately. Meganium is famous for that.

May 10th, 2012, 10:41 am

WRONG

Chikorita may be hard to train at first, but trust me, the person who chooses it on almost every crystal play through when I say: Meganium is epic. Good at walling physically, inducing special effects, and doing damage. BUT, as it is quite hard to train at the beginning, I recommend Cyndaquil for beginners.

May 24th, 2012, 8:53 pm

nuh uhh

Nah your megainium just sucks I beat the living CRAP out of the elite four and beat half of lances pokemon with him on gold when I was 5 and beat heartgold with him.Oddly enough my team never changes
Furret:Zod
Pidgeot:Pena
Megainium:Link(because my fav color was green and thats why i gave majora's mask a chance)
Ampharos:Fuzzy :(
Espoeon:Jake
Graveler/Dragonite(replaced)due to rocky sucking):Rocky/Pedro

May 24th, 2012, 8:58 pm

@Thatguyacrossthestreet: I like you

June 16th, 2012, 9:43 pm

@S.M.: OH, NO YOU DI-ENT! MUDKIP IS THE BEST STARTER OF ALL OF THE STARTERS AND NO STARTER IS SUPERIER TO IT BECAUSE IT IS SO FLIPPIN' COOL AND STRONG AND AWESOME AND ADORABLE AND FLIPPIN' AMAZING, YOU LITTLE-oh, wait, I shouldn't say that in public.

June 22nd, 2012, 4:06 pm

Feeling Super

..i now feel epic that i used my meganium to beat the Elite Four...*puts on sunglasses* winning

June 26th, 2012, 11:08 am

This is the reason I read the part of the game manual which includes the gym leaders before I pick a starter.

I have 2 games: Soulsilver and White
Soulsilver Starter: Cyndaquil, got pretty far with it, but stopped using it when I figured out it wants to kill me
White Starter: Snivy, It's awesome, but if you want to sucessful in the 2nd Gym go with Tepig

August 5th, 2012, 3:03 am

I have really enjoyed your comics! Great job.

September 6th, 2012, 9:45 pm

Well, that sucks. My Meganium has fantastic stats.

April 6th, 2013, 6:07 pm

yep.

@blizzard: Your comment is SOOOOOO TRUE.