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October 14th, 2010, 5:49 am

Bug Conquest

"Second prize goes to Ethan and his mediocre Pinsir."

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October 14th, 2010, 5:53 am

it shure aint FARE

My deep, ugly grudges from every bug contest I've participated in have now emerged. It's not pretty.

In other news, I cleaned up the menu a bit, removing ALL unnecessary links. Feel free to use the links according to your own judgement.


December 13th, 2018, 4:52 am

October 14th, 2010, 6:05 am

This happened to me too, well second time around caught pinsir that kid caught a caterpie, first time I caught a beedrill and the winner caught a scyther.

October 14th, 2010, 9:02 am

Ugghhhh- I hate those contest.

October 15th, 2010, 9:42 am

how to win

the game bases winning on level and hp. catch a high level bug pokemon at full hp and you're almost sure to win. that's all it cares about. species makes very little difference.

October 15th, 2010, 1:24 pm

^Yep. But it's difficult to know that from the beginning, and judging by the sheer difference in catching difficulty, it really does look weird how Pinsir or a Scyther can lose to a much lesser bug.

October 15th, 2010, 6:21 pm

I like your comics. I don't get all the jokes but some of 'em are pretty funny. This one is hilarious because it's so true, it happens ALL THE TIME!!! UGH!!! And the phone calls with 'amazing'items for you, they drive me mad. Also, do you have any idea how hard it is o get a female Chikorita? UGH!! My friend had to hatch heaps of eggs just so I could get one because my Chikorita HAD to be a girl and I was too lazy to hatch my own out. But now I've got my Chikorita and I love her, I'm sure it's unhealthy to be so attached to a pokemon but... never mind.

Great comics! *thumbs up*

October 29th, 2010, 1:20 am

The glee pouring out of his face hurts me. But grumpy face next to him makes me giggle

November 22nd, 2010, 5:08 pm

Actually, the point of the contest to capture the pokemon with the highest level and to leave as much HP as possible

December 24th, 2010, 8:12 am

I once won it with a Volbeat. In third place was... a Volbeat. Point, Phoenix.

January 7th, 2011, 7:03 pm

Just you watch, there will soon be a fishing contest in the games.

Then you'll just want to kill all those fishermen and their f***ing magikarps.

January 8th, 2011, 10:25 pm


LOL My sis caught a level 14 Butterfree and it got beat be a Paras

March 10th, 2011, 8:57 am

Tell me about it!


March 10th, 2011, 6:09 pm

Species matters

Species matters as well as level and remaining HP. The rare ones are best (pinsir, scyther, butterfree, beedrill, combee). I tend to bring someone with a paralyzing or sleeping move and status the first rare guy I encounter. Then I just huck pokeballs at it.

March 25th, 2011, 6:39 pm

Hitpoints? Is THAT why I never won? I always False Swiped them to near death!

March 28th, 2011, 12:31 pm

Oh the rage I have...

Four words: my Pinsir, your Caterpie. NOW.

April 5th, 2011, 2:51 pm

@Nicholas: So true. I still remember when I failed to win with a Schyther and then I won the second time I tried with a Caterpie. I named it "Win"

June 1st, 2011, 5:42 pm


i caught a freckin beedrill and lost to a butterfree

June 8th, 2011, 5:16 pm

so funny

I love your wacky cartoon style! it really depicts the emotion of the characters! i love it!

June 23rd, 2011, 11:49 pm

i usually win these
hp, level, and color win it

July 15th, 2011, 4:08 pm


What happened to his face in the second panel?

August 3rd, 2011, 3:37 pm

I entered my first bug contest when i was about eight years old, and i caught a scyther. it was level 13 and had about fifty health left, and the winner was a level 13 scyther. NOT MINE. I ended up calling it KILLRICK! after the amazing scyther's happy owner. I honestly meant it...

August 5th, 2011, 9:40 am

I'd like to see a caterpie crush your backbone with those things on its head.

September 28th, 2011, 4:35 pm


That is the scariest pinsir I've ever seen.

September 30th, 2011, 4:18 pm

The bug catcher in the last panel looks like the bug catcher in MokePon, the one that just died...

October 17th, 2011, 7:06 pm

HAHahahha! awe... i always hated charlie and his amazing caterpie... couldnt even hustle the brat afterwards for that sunstone...

charlie's amazing caterpie! meet my amazing fist!

October 24th, 2011, 6:36 pm

Weird, I caught a pinser on pretty low health, but came first ^^; I was all set to lose to a caterpie too.

December 12th, 2011, 12:47 pm

I always won with carterpie

Also, the GAME.

December 17th, 2011, 10:45 am

this sucks...

Rage, fury, irritation, humiliation...

January 3rd, 2012, 5:46 pm


Happens every F***ing TIME!

January 4th, 2012, 4:25 pm


it happened to me,i got second place and i caught a scyther..

January 28th, 2012, 10:38 pm


Caught a godd**n SHIMY Scyther and lost to a Weedle. F**k off Charlie. *Shiny

February 14th, 2012, 9:07 am


ugh i hate when this happens.

February 17th, 2012, 8:47 pm


bug contests are a b*tch like that

March 23rd, 2012, 9:54 pm


Happened to me all the GODDAMN time. At least I got back at the game with my prize-winning (purple) Wurmple. And then later, a Cascoon.

May 17th, 2012, 10:25 pm

@Nicholas: I think that they battle them. So yes, species will make a difference, but not if the Pokemon has low HP and could be knocked out with a Tackle or two

June 25th, 2012, 12:29 am

The trick is to NOT beat it within an inch of its life (ie 1hp), they seem to take points off of that. Just put it into sleep and keep chucking balls.

June 26th, 2012, 11:50 am

I Hate These Contests...

I've entered a million of these contests and lost every single one...

July 11th, 2012, 1:03 am


I thought you only could throw dirt at bug contests. Or was that just the safari? Its been soooo LOOONNNGGG!!!!

July 15th, 2012, 8:56 am

I think a better rollover text would be: "Third prize goes to Gary and his terrible Genesect."

August 8th, 2012, 10:47 am

I Hate these...

I hate them so much. But one time i was playing Pokemon Heart Gold and caught a Beedrill. NO HACKS OR CHEATING! I dont remember if a won or not though because i havent played in 2 years.

August 9th, 2012, 12:10 am

@AuraX: Atleast the Safari Zones and Great Marsh aren't entirely pokemon-catching contests...if they were, we'd all be screaming at the Nidoran and Pidgey catchers who won.

September 6th, 2012, 9:12 pm

That's cause u have to capture with full health. Less health less poins :)

December 4th, 2012, 10:12 pm

I've been that guy

As it's been mentioned in the previous comments, HP plays a role into your score. So because caterpie's catch rate is so low, you can catch one at a high level at full HP and win the contest when you are in need of a sun stone.

December 19th, 2012, 2:42 pm

Me too and its a beedrill!

January 22nd, 2013, 1:37 am


I caught a Caterpie, and lost. A shiny Caterpie. Still bitter after a decade.

April 6th, 2013, 6:27 pm

i hate them...

I hate those kinds of competitions, even though I have not been in one.