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July 15th, 2011, 5:00 am

The Re-Bustening

PETA stands for Pokémon Ethical Treatment Association. Obviously.

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July 14th, 2011, 3:04 pm

Sorry for the long wait, everyone! If any of you know how to operate my very neglected News section, you'd be aware that I took a month's break as things were starting to build up. But now things are up and running again, so now we'll just have to see how far we'll get!

Due to popular requests, and a new approach to the original gag, the Dexbusters got another strip today. I know very well how I on multiple occasions said that there would be no more strips on this subject, but you know, sometimes people lie. Or say things which at a later point in time aren't as accurate. EITHER WAY, hooves have been shattered, everyone is happy.

If you can't tell what's happening in each panel, Shedinja's entry is busted by Adam wearing it as a mask, Machamp gets to pummel away at a boxing bag while being timed, and Ponyta's hooves are tested with a jackhammer.

Dexbusters are a parody on the show Mythbusters, and it should be emphasized that Adam and Jamie would never make use of any of the methods shown here which would harm the targets of their study.

Edit: I've been getting many responses about how diamonds are actually brittle enough to be broken by jackhammers, so in that sense, I drew the wrong kind of experiment for this. I apologise for any logic discomfort this may have caused you and I hope you can enjoy the strip nonetheless.

December 13th, 2018, 5:54 am

July 15th, 2011, 5:16 am

The PETA will make them pay. Poor things. D:
Anyway, I just think you're AMAZING. And I don't care how long do you take to make a strip, I just don't want you to stop. *___*

July 15th, 2011, 5:36 am


You should do more of these. These are HILARIOUS!

July 15th, 2011, 5:36 am

You should just create a sub comic call Dexbusters.

There are ton of info that generally just stupid. The first gen...O my god...That alone would give like 100 comics.

July 15th, 2011, 5:59 am

Correction: TEAM PLASMA will have their heads for this

July 15th, 2011, 6:21 am

I agree with zelkova, that spin-off comic would be epic.

July 15th, 2011, 6:34 am

The reason they are inaccurate is because the pokedex entries are written been 10 year olds how just caught the pokemon. Of course it will be exageratted. Houndoom's Burns are said to be permanent and Gardevoir can create Minature Black Holes.

July 15th, 2011, 8:23 am

You're back! Finally, my life has meaning again.

July 15th, 2011, 8:35 am

Awesome! Also, great to see you're back!

July 15th, 2011, 9:04 am

The last one wouldn't happen. They'd probably make it trample diamonds, or find a dead one's hooves.

July 15th, 2011, 9:19 am

Hahaha I laughed at all 3 of these^^, the second one was the best I think.

July 15th, 2011, 10:35 am


Poor pokemon... PETA definitely WILL get pissed off about this. >_<

July 15th, 2011, 10:38 am

I demand more of this! PETA won't find out anything...

July 15th, 2011, 12:40 pm


July 15th, 2011, 1:11 pm

finally we get dexbusters comic the wait was worth it

July 15th, 2011, 1:27 pm


This just in: PETA is a front for Team Rocket! They're also suing Team Plasma for IP infringement in their advertising, claiming Plasma "stole our schtick". Details at eleven. And now back to Professor Oak's radio show! He's holding us all hostage, someone please help. *blip*

July 15th, 2011, 2:34 pm

I love this site... Keep up the good work! and please, more Dexbusters!

July 15th, 2011, 2:41 pm

Machamp failing.

My childhood just died.

July 15th, 2011, 3:12 pm


Wondering where you went! (Shoulda checked the news.)

I agree with Skelter. The Pokedex is full of false stuff, huh? Man! At least we have the Dexbusters to set us straight.

I am glad to see more of the Dexbusters, but don't feel pressured to do more if you don't have anything to do. I'd fine with every once in a while, or if never again. Whatever.

July 15th, 2011, 3:58 pm



July 15th, 2011, 4:20 pm

Well, technically hardness is measured by scratching, and harder materials tend to be brittle and easy to shatter, so the last one doesn't quite work.

July 15th, 2011, 6:22 pm

It's true~

July 15th, 2011, 7:36 pm

lol these myth busting ones are the best MOAR PLAES

July 15th, 2011, 8:29 pm

This is just win.

July 15th, 2011, 9:30 pm


Seriously, make this into its own comic- it is awesome! Poor ponyta- off the pokeglue factory for it. The waffle king demands more!!!

July 15th, 2011, 9:57 pm

Funny, I didn't think Mythbusters were horrible people...

July 16th, 2011, 12:05 am


Maybe not Peta, but Plasma XD

July 16th, 2011, 2:47 am

I began reading the comic only 14 notches scrolled down, making it appear as if he was speaking to the Shedinja. xD

July 16th, 2011, 5:54 am

Go Dexbusters!

July 16th, 2011, 8:21 am


July 16th, 2011, 9:56 am


I don't think they did a good job testing the ponyta. You didn't show if the hooves cracked or broke off the ponyta at it's ankle.

July 16th, 2011, 3:43 pm

Diamond is a mineral

July 17th, 2011, 1:09 am

I like pokemon and myth buster and you brought me joy from these.Please continue this dex buster minis.Please Try these
Nidoking-one swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it was a match stick.D/P pokedex
Lugia-it sleeps in a deep-sea trench.If it flaps it's wing,it is said to cause a 40 day storm.D/P pokedex

July 17th, 2011, 3:35 am

Also Bumbazzle, I noticed you're close to 2000 fans. JOYFULNESS! :D

July 17th, 2011, 4:17 am


Need more of these Pokedex Mythbusters things!

July 17th, 2011, 10:58 am

This is terrible!

I want more! XD

July 17th, 2011, 4:50 pm


couldn't they have just made it use stomp on some diamonds?

July 18th, 2011, 3:56 am

Now where's the fun in that?

I understand that not all the panels are in everyone's taste, along with how Ponyta's method isn't accurate for the actual test (partially due to my own lack of knowledge), but this was never meant to be a serious example of how to prove the dex entries. It's a parody poking fun at both universes, and it's basically a hit-or-miss whether or not someone will like it.

If I'll make any more of Dexbusters, I'll try to keep this in mind for the next iteration though. I do want to please a majority of my readers, but I can never hope to please everyone.

July 18th, 2011, 7:23 am

This was easily worth the wait - Dexbusters is actually amazing!

July 18th, 2011, 11:57 am

wouldn't it be team plasma, not PeTA?

July 18th, 2011, 3:53 pm


Oh god, these are funny. I would simply as for more, but I don't want to rush you. So, can't wait for the next comic!
But what is PETA? And why would it be Team Plasma instead, whatever PETA is. Explain? Sorry for being clueless.

July 18th, 2011, 6:39 pm


PETA is "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" And are an animal rights group in the U.S.A. Team Plasma is basically the Pokemon Universe Equivalent of PETA, though they had ulterior motives.

July 18th, 2011, 9:01 pm


You, my friend, are talented

July 18th, 2011, 10:43 pm


Oooh, okay, thank you~

July 20th, 2011, 12:53 pm


Im pretty sure we can assume PETA's motives are pretty similar :P

July 21st, 2011, 9:41 am


PETA? People for the Enslavement and Torture of Activists? After this, I'm sure tons of activists would get whiny, so I imagine they would. More power to PETA then!

July 26th, 2011, 4:47 pm

You should do one about the Larvitar family. Being able to eat a whole mountain? Seems rediculous.

July 28th, 2011, 1:39 pm


Awesome! Please do more DexBusters! PLEEEEAAASE!

(sorry if I come off like a hyperactive, crazed, insane little kid, here, but the comics are THAT good!)

September 1st, 2011, 10:32 pm

14 200 punches. good job machamp.

September 11th, 2011, 7:34 pm

Technically you can do a total of 649 different DexBusters... just look to the entire B/W Pokedex, LOL!!!

BTW: That Shedinja mask is so cool!

October 25th, 2011, 11:53 pm

These are hilarious. esp. the 2nd one.:D

December 12th, 2011, 10:47 am


is it ok, if I post some of these to a funny website? All credit will go 2 you though.

February 17th, 2012, 5:30 pm

:D i love dexbusters!

May 18th, 2012, 3:40 pm

Safe way to do the Ponyta test:

"Hey, uh, do you guys put horseshoes on Ponyta? Yes? With normal nails? Whelp, myth busted"

October 19th, 2012, 5:50 am

Panel 3

Diamonds do not work that way!

Hard does not mean strong. Glass is hard as well, would you test the hardness of glass with a jackhammer?

December 20th, 2012, 5:46 pm


team plasma well.

December 21st, 2012, 10:08 am


I'd like more of these types of comics, please! :)

March 20th, 2013, 3:05 pm

Future Sight

And one year later PETA made the Black & Blue game.

April 22nd, 2013, 10:12 pm

Your awesome

I stumbled upon your comics on reddit. Looked it up started reading and couldn't stop keep up the good work