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September 6th, 2012, 10:24 am


I thought about making a ball which could trap people, but I realised I don't want to connect pokémon with such an awful thing as slavery since forcing intelligent beings to do your bidding is not something we sho- WAIT A MINUTE

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September 6th, 2012, 10:53 am

This was supposed to be one of my simplier strips, but I gravely underestimated how difficult it can be to make symmetric objects. While it's not as straight-forward as my other strips, it's one of my older ideas so I hope there should be something in this update you like.

And yeah, still no ball to catch fainted 'mons.

December 13th, 2018, 5:53 am

September 6th, 2012, 10:55 am

Cool ideas. Always wished that I could steal other's Pokemon XD

September 6th, 2012, 10:58 am

Don't you already have snag balls for the stealing part?

September 6th, 2012, 11:05 am

I'd like to have ALL these pokéballs! They would be an awsome addition to any collector ;)

September 6th, 2012, 11:06 am

@Djoing: I'm pretty sure that's just any Pokeball with some undisclosed limitation removed.

September 6th, 2012, 11:11 am

Haha cool ideas!! I loved the last pokeball the most and the color ball xD pretty damm good ideas I wish they were real.

September 6th, 2012, 11:20 am

But you haven't solved the real problem!!


September 6th, 2012, 1:41 pm

Wow, these are scary, but really cool.

September 6th, 2012, 1:47 pm

I have to ask, does the Color Ball change a shiny Pokemon to its normal coloration or not?

September 6th, 2012, 2:43 pm

You could still use the color ball on genderless pokemon with no ill effect.

September 6th, 2012, 2:50 pm

@doodlekitt: I KNEW I had forgotten to adress something! I should keep notes. Edited into the first post.

September 6th, 2012, 3:31 pm

I love the Extra Ball idea. Would there be an upper limit on how many you could carry, I wonder? Because if not, I'd catch as many freaking ratattas as humanly possible. Those things are nasty against low-level 'mons.

September 6th, 2012, 4:32 pm

The Thief Ball: The next logical step after the Snag Machine

September 6th, 2012, 5:37 pm

I remember pokemon coliseum where you had to get rid of the dark energy on the pokemon and then take em. Very fun, that part.

September 6th, 2012, 5:48 pm

Invisiball: They won´t see it coming and neither you where it lands... D:

Nah! Just kidding, pretty cool designs.

September 6th, 2012, 7:00 pm

a ball that steals pokemon? we better keep that from team plasma!

September 7th, 2012, 1:11 am

@The Bomb Master: Don't you mean Rocket?

But yeah those sound awesome

September 7th, 2012, 1:21 am

I love your balls

Especially your colored one and the extra one

September 7th, 2012, 8:05 am

@Djoing: the snag ball only works on shadow pokemon and they were stolen to begin with

September 7th, 2012, 9:24 am

@Semi-Demifiend: Most genderless Pokémon can still breed with Ditto... But you could use them with most legendaries o3o

September 7th, 2012, 11:01 am

The invisiball would also be good for hiding the fact that you're a trainer anytime you make eye contact with someone.

September 7th, 2012, 1:42 pm

Ooh, I would not like to see the Thief Balls catch the attention of Teams Rocket and Plasma...

September 7th, 2012, 5:26 pm

First panel: This'll be kool.
Second panel: That's a good idea.
Third panel: Puddle of urine of floor.
Fourth panel: What the ****!!! Impotence for artificial shininess!? **** this!
Fifth panel: Pokemon Colosseum, anybody?
Last panel: And a prison ball would be worse for a pokemon then trapping them in some other kind of cramped, prison like ball how so?
Hidden text: Bumbazzle, you have done it again!!
Trolls who say I misspelled cool: I did it on purpose. I do K's for C's. It's a thing.

September 8th, 2012, 1:18 pm


I could totally use an invisiball!
where was this ten years ago?

September 8th, 2012, 4:20 pm

Well, I have to say I'd definitely like to have the colour ball as well as invisiball too xD.

These would be awesome ideas though.

September 8th, 2012, 11:31 pm

@Gamining King: In that case you misspelled sekond, Kolusseum and kramped! :3

September 9th, 2012, 8:59 am

Extra ball

I used an Extra ball for my Snubbul

September 9th, 2012, 9:48 am

A Good Idea

With the sarcasm taken out I think everything but the thief ball and MAYBE the extra ball would be completely usable in the next generation of games.

September 9th, 2012, 12:03 pm

more ideas:
nurse ball- pokemon captured in this pokeball will be completely healed of status conditions once it is returned (basically gives pokemon the ability natural cure)
escape ball- with a high-powered return beam and DNA locking onto the captured pokemon, trapping moves and hazards are no longer a threat (can always be called back from bind, shadow tag, ingrain, etc.)
dual ball- higher capture rate for pokemon that have two types
coach ball- pokemon captured will receive twice the amount of EV's and experience earned in battle, but halves the rate of affection growth towards trainer

September 9th, 2012, 12:25 pm

@Blue in Japan Green in America: That's the Repeat Ball

September 9th, 2012, 5:59 pm

Prison Ball? Is that anything like Pokemon 4 Ever's Dark Ball? Or does this not raise them to the highest level/turn them evil.

Also, chiming in to the "snag machine" chorus for Thief Ball.

Wonderful comic, though.

September 9th, 2012, 10:06 pm

Friggin' Impressed

I genuinely like ALL of these and do wish that Color Ball was a real item.

September 9th, 2012, 10:48 pm

The invisiball and thief ball need to be combined. Otherwise, it would be too easy to track people who used thief balls.

September 9th, 2012, 11:02 pm

Prison Balls

@Aura Guardian: I think the Prison Ball is meant as to be on the Opposite End of the Spectrum in comparison to a Premiere Ball.

Premiere Ball - Standard PokéBall of Love

Prison Ball - Master Ball of Hate!

September 10th, 2012, 12:25 am


hey can you do a comic about how other items would work? like how leftovers is just a rotten apple

September 10th, 2012, 2:34 pm

Haha. The sales pitches at the end of each of them sounds like something you would hear from the Aperature Science Labs.

September 10th, 2012, 2:36 pm

@MaveriKat:I think you mean the Luxury Ball.

September 10th, 2012, 4:00 pm

Oooooh...Colour Ball. Artifical shiny or not, it'd be nice to not go through like some people I know and waste literally years on specific shiny species. Even worse is when some of them want a specific gender and even a specific nature on TOP of that!

/groan and facepalm

September 10th, 2012, 6:11 pm

A combo of the Prison Ball and Frustration would make Frustration a usable move in competitive battling.

September 11th, 2012, 12:09 am

That last pokeball... One pokeball to rule them all!

September 11th, 2012, 1:43 am

Coach incoming!

@guest: I Laughed so hard that I fell off chair when I read 'bout your coach ball haha, idk if you planned to make it funny but it is xD, in irl it also halves the affection towards trainer (coach).

September 11th, 2012, 5:46 pm

@petsinwinter: It would actually mean Frustration had a use.

September 12th, 2012, 12:22 am

@Guest: What I meant. I just got all specific for no reason

September 12th, 2012, 9:28 am

Stop giving gamefreaks any idea!!

September 12th, 2012, 10:24 am

@shedster: Noooo! Continue to give them ideas!

September 13th, 2012, 10:19 am

in Colloseum you had that thing, Snag Device... or something? Which let you Snag other people's Pokemon :D but your stupid partner only let you use it on corrupted Pokemon :(

September 16th, 2012, 7:25 am

@The_mad_one: This in new for me! Yeash, some people, you just kan't please.

September 17th, 2012, 9:07 am

This is totally irrelevant, but...

You are now aware that Tauros can learn Surf but no one has any idea how.


September 18th, 2012, 3:07 pm

@AlchemistWarrior30: Innuendo much? XD

September 23rd, 2012, 7:19 am

@guest: About the nurse ball. It does exist: They call it the Heal ball since Gen IV. More useful in the early parts of the game when you have less than the maximum of 6 carryable.

September 23rd, 2012, 7:20 am

@smeagol92055: I imagine as many as you could possibly carry empty.

September 23rd, 2012, 1:15 pm

@Agent 1024: Carry ALL the balls!

September 23rd, 2012, 1:26 pm

@Agent 1024
i was talking about every time the pokemon was returned, it would be healed of all statuses just like natural heal, not just the one time like heal ball does when you capture it

September 25th, 2012, 4:28 pm

@GengarZilla: Um, no, that lets you get pokemon you already have, such as for breeding purposes. I had 7 pokemon in the manga, you can see that in the Best of Pokemon Adventures: Yellow manga

September 25th, 2012, 10:58 pm

Pretty cool but...

@guest: It would be pretty overpowered. If it healed all status conditions instead, I could imagine it getting implemented. Just an opinion here, but I think status effects should be able to double up :/

September 26th, 2012, 2:54 pm

They should make a revive ball, it would revive the pokemon so it could be caught right after that.

September 27th, 2012, 5:34 pm

@Guest: Actually, it was perfectly capable of snagging any pokemon, but in the first game you had a girl telling you not to do it, and in XD you had a function installed on the snag machine (which could probably be overridden).

November 5th, 2012, 6:09 pm

I'll take 3 color balls and 3 thief balls

November 25th, 2012, 8:56 am

If the extra ball existed...

newbie trainer who has a lot of money:Hey look! Extra balls! Hmmmm... "idea pops into head" "Buys 100'000 extra balls" Later.... Elite four: Who's next? Newbie trainer: me! Go Magikarp! Elite four: this will be easy! SIX HOURS LATER... Newbie trainer: Go magikarp! Elite four: this is the 234th magikarp...OK you win! NOW GO! newbie trainer: yay!

November 25th, 2012, 6:24 pm

If the extra ball existed...2

Newbie champion:I have another idea! "buys 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 rare candy's" Later............. Expert trainer: Hey! can i battle all your pokemon? Newbie champion:OK! Go 100,000 Gyradoses! Expert trainer: O_O

December 2nd, 2012, 7:32 pm


There should be something to catch dead Pokemon!

December 5th, 2012, 2:30 am

As I was reading this the voice I could hear was "Cave Johnson" from Portal 2, doing it the same way he did when he did the commercial for the Turrets.

January 4th, 2013, 1:30 pm

Pointlessball: Can only catch fainted pokemon and if it does, the poke just disappears.

February 19th, 2013, 3:31 pm

OMG! I want a color ball xD

March 9th, 2013, 1:26 pm

@Djoing: snag balls are only for shadows.