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November 13th, 2011, 7:10 am

Cutting the Law

Even the sprout gets in trouble.

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November 13th, 2011, 9:02 am

The official reason why the local police forces were unable to lend their hand against the Rocket crimewave. HM license is a serious commitment!

The connection between HMs and acquired badges is also another thing which got removed in Black/White, which is probably for the best as it never really made perfect sense why they could be taught but not immediately used. On the other hand, this strip is now obsolete. Oh well!

May 23rd, 2019, 11:42 am

November 13th, 2011, 9:11 am

Always wondered about that...

(Can't believe I'm doing this...)

November 13th, 2011, 9:44 am

That's hilarious. I've always wondered that as well.

November 13th, 2011, 9:55 am

I love it. Pokémon totally makes no sense. xD

November 13th, 2011, 10:16 am

Actually, I think a more accurate term might be "obsolescent". Obsolete is when it's no longer applicable at all; but the older games are still around, so obsolescent it is.

November 13th, 2011, 11:07 am

"Don't Thundershock me, bro!" XD

November 13th, 2011, 11:17 am

Thankfully I haven't played Black or White yet, so I found this strip to still be relevant! :)

November 13th, 2011, 12:03 pm

Played B&W, can't beat the first gym.

November 13th, 2011, 1:20 pm

I always figured that it was because the Pokemon themselves would refuse to use the move outside of battle unless their trainer gets a badge, as a symbol of proving their 'worth' to them.

But hey, it was just a gimmick to ensure that people wouldn't get too far in the game without badges.

November 13th, 2011, 2:09 pm

It all makes sense now!

November 13th, 2011, 3:28 pm


Looks like you should've listened to the instructions!!! XD

November 13th, 2011, 4:27 pm


@1ce_k1d: The game gives you a Pokémon for the first badge. Go right of the city and talk to a female. She'll hand you what you need.

November 13th, 2011, 5:31 pm

@Saphroneth: I think you mean absolescent, remember this is still pokemon and puns are ok.

November 13th, 2011, 7:28 pm

Maybe they really crack down on fair use of CDs in Japan and the games are a reflection of that? I don't live in Japan, so I wouldn't know.

No one really cares in the US, though, so that explains Unova. :D

November 13th, 2011, 7:34 pm

To Bumbazzle

Where do I make a request for a comic?

November 13th, 2011, 10:11 pm

Now if you could only address how CD-Rs can teach moves to a living thing...

November 13th, 2011, 11:39 pm

@Geoff: you put them in a CD player and they play hypnotic sounds that rewrite the critters' memory.

Now to explain why you're still using a CD player instead of a much smaller MP3 player...

November 13th, 2011, 11:39 pm


Has anybody else noticed that in Kanto/Jhoto/Hoenn/Shinno/Orre (Japan) the cd is gone after you use it but not in Unova (NY, U.S.A.)? Maybe it is to reflect the amount of technology jp has/wastes. In America you break it you freak out OMG!!!!! and have to get it fixed but in japan u throh away and buy a new one at the nearest store. So maybe ash/red/etc. thinks that a new TM will just sprout out of the ground BUT IT DOESNT!!!!!! Ash and co have to learn not to waste like black/white!! What next, releasing your best lv100 arceus BECAUSE IT FAINTED?!!!!!! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG IM CRAZZZY WITH THREE Z'S!!!!

November 14th, 2011, 5:01 am

Yeah, I never got it. Like how could a water pokemon -a sea creature- only be able to surf if you've got the right badge? Funny strip Bumbazzle, and I like your new icon :D.

November 14th, 2011, 6:55 am

@1ce_k1d: you too?! i had a friend who had a similar difficulty, just use the monkey pokemon in the dream world! heck, on my last playthrough i beat it with my starter on its own!

November 14th, 2011, 11:53 am

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November 14th, 2011, 4:28 pm

@1ce_k1d: Wow you suck how hard is it for you to beat him, I beat the elite 4 sucka!!!

November 14th, 2011, 7:06 pm

This Red trainer has a different outfit than the one from http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1253758/nuggernaut/

November 14th, 2011, 7:12 pm

@Namm_killazilla: Oh hell no. Record stores in Japan rent out CDs, and sell blank discs so people can make mixes of what they like then return the CDs so other people can rent them.

November 15th, 2011, 12:17 am


as your 101 fan i wana say that these RULE!!! :DDD

November 15th, 2011, 2:08 am

Aww man that blew my mind lol

November 15th, 2011, 3:29 am

@thecreator: That's because the Nuggernaut red is the FR/LG version, while this and the previous strip features the R/B/Y version. Although I forgot to add his white collar this time, because I'm ignorant like that. :B

November 15th, 2011, 6:04 pm

@Bumbazzle: Aw, it's okay. We still love you. (Except Blah, but he's weird).

November 16th, 2011, 1:40 am

I have an idea...

In the pokemon ranger games's citys and towns and streets, There are no pokemarts, recovery centers, or grass or trainers wanting to battle!

November 17th, 2011, 10:41 am

This rises many questions I've had over my years of playing pokemon.

Why is using "bite" on ghosts so effective? I mean, I know it's a DARK type move, but of all things to hurt a ghost, WHY THAT? Do the ghost busters know about this?

How do pokemon without arms carry items?

How does girafarig slap pokemon with mud if it has hooves?

What kind of person makes a bike that expensive? And why does it not have ROCKETS attached to it? That would explain the price, wouldn't it?

When a kengaskhan hatches from an egg, why does it automatically have a baby in its pouch when it IS a baby? Was the conception so brutal that even the baby had a baby?

I have a lot more questions, but I should probably stop now before I ramble all day.

November 18th, 2011, 1:49 am

Well, I was actually sure it was because they keep walking around routes at night looking for random trainers to scold for being out so late.

But this works too.

November 19th, 2011, 4:52 pm

Completely makes sense. Team Rocket can go around cutting Slowpoke tails off, taking everyone in a 12 story building hostage, announce bad things through a radio tower, but the minute Red uses Cut illegally/ tries to walk into Saffron before getting the stupid tea- NOT TODAY, BRO

November 23rd, 2011, 9:09 pm


im making a comic i really admire this one i hope some people will check mine out

December 4th, 2011, 5:50 am

Bellsprout looks so innocent... aw :(

February 17th, 2012, 11:22 pm

Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!

September 7th, 2012, 10:44 am

@Ex: Or overlevel your starter... I just evolved my Tepig and kicked Cress's ass.

October 6th, 2012, 7:37 pm

Just saying this is super funny

March 11th, 2013, 6:21 pm

Awesome comics!

Those comics are awesome and I'just Hydro Cannon'd my drink from laughing!