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20 Aug 2010 07:20 pm

Failed Anticipation

No punch lines. Only punch bags.

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20 Aug 2010 07:45 pm

[insert witty comment title]

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.

22 Aug 2010 04:30 pm

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

23 Aug 2010 08:31 am

Consider it DONE.

21 Oct 2010 07:59 pm

real men use chika!!

02 Nov 2010 01:15 am

You. are amazing. Consider me your new biggest fan

05 Nov 2010 05:39 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!

18 Jan 2011 01:17 am

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

18 Jan 2011 04:20 am

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

19 Jan 2011 07:57 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

03 Mar 2011 05:01 pm

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

21 Mar 2011 04:42 pm

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

22 Apr 2011 01:11 pm

other starters

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

14 Jun 2011 11:38 am

you rock

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

02 Jul 2011 08:47 pm

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

09 Jul 2011 07:40 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.

15 Jul 2011 07:42 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.

03 Aug 2011 08:20 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)

19 Aug 2011 05:46 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.

04 Sep 2011 07:02 pm

it's odd...

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

04 Sep 2011 07:04 pm

this is a overused joke

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

15 Dec 2011 08:30 pm

why you...

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

09 Jan 2012 01:47 pm

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...

13 Mar 2012 11:08 pm

Mate...

Body Slam
Photosynthesis
Solarbeam

TM teach it Sunny Day

Invincible

09 Apr 2012 03:39 pm

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

20 Apr 2012 07:01 am

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

10 May 2012 03:41 pm

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.

25 May 2012 01:53 am

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

25 May 2012 01:58 am

@Thatguyacrossthestreet: I like you

17 Jun 2012 02:43 am

@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.

22 Jun 2012 09:06 pm

Feeling Super

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

26 Jun 2012 04:08 pm

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

05 Aug 2012 08:03 am

I have really enjoyed your comics! Great job.

07 Sep 2012 02:45 am

Well, that sucks. My Meganium has fantastic stats.

06 Apr 2013 11:07 pm

yep.

@blizzard: Your comment is SOOOOOO TRUE.