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December 31st, 2010, 4:04 am

Defensive Measures

The circle of immediate death.

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December 31st, 2010, 4:04 am

This is what happens when you add pointless details to pokemon designs!

December 13th, 2018, 5:02 am

January 1st, 2011, 12:23 pm

true in the pokemon manga is the easiest to catch a ursaring on the ring and on teddiursa too

January 1st, 2011, 3:47 pm

its like...

its like changing one word when quoting someone and saying its your own. i know a lot of pokemon are "somethings, with a cool something" but ursaring is literally its name: bear + ring. lol.

January 1st, 2011, 3:55 pm

I've wondered a good while about the 'ring' part of its name as well, but now it feels awkwardly obvious.

January 2nd, 2011, 3:54 pm

No wonder I've never had trouble catching an Ursaring.

January 3rd, 2011, 1:43 pm

ive always felt the old pokemon look the best.

January 4th, 2011, 8:02 pm

This comic is brilliant, +fav!

January 5th, 2011, 8:28 am

Erm, Asian bear species have contrasting marks in their chests. Guess what Ursaring is based on?

The joke still works well, anyway.

January 21st, 2011, 5:53 am

does anyone else hear the lyrics, "HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!" playing in the background?

February 27th, 2011, 10:15 pm

You go ahead and aim right between his muscular, razor-bladed-tipped arms that can probably rip a man in half without any effort.

I'm gonna go punch that seed some more.

July 31st, 2011, 2:20 pm


The first thing that comes to mind upon seeing the last panel is an old Far Side cartoon, where one stag is looking at a target-shaped series of rings on his chest, and the other remarks, "Bummer of a birthmark, Hal." :)

November 5th, 2011, 10:56 am

@jeffreyex: my little lad is a pokémon

November 19th, 2011, 11:06 am

It's like they say. The best offense is a good defense, but a bad defense is just offensive.

November 28th, 2011, 7:21 pm


@PokemonBrown: alot of the first gen pokemon are just plays off of the real animal they are based on: Ekans = snake backwards. Arbok = cobra backwards (with a K). Haunter is a ghost (haunts). Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam (magic phrase). etc etc.

December 17th, 2011, 12:17 pm

@SilverWarden: Yes Raichu in japanese translates roughly to Thunder Squeak

April 24th, 2012, 5:20 pm


Even better, Camerupts. They're like...walking shooting ranges.

May 24th, 2012, 7:40 pm

@Guest: Yah, jolteon in Japanese is Thunders, Vaporion is Showers, and Flareon is Booster. Those made me laugh so hard when I found out...

June 6th, 2012, 10:49 pm


Is it me, or does Sunkern's eyes look like Jeff the Killer's?