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August 12th, 2010, 9:24 am

Never forget

You are now aware that Quagsire's tail looks like a hotdog.

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August 12th, 2010, 9:29 am

A more simple approach

With just one color and less shading, this is a bit different from my previous comic, but as far as I'm concerned it's a healthy approach. I usually tend to overcomplicate.

This piece was inspired when the topic was about HMs and whether or not they had a future in the next generation of games, especially their feature of not being able to become forgotten normally. To which someone made the example that if someone overwrote Surf while surfing, the game would probably take an unexpected turn.

The thought stuck in my head. And here we are!

Oh, and for the record, I'd never replace Surf with Mud Shot. For being a HM, it's so incredibly useful.

October 15th, 2019, 9:57 pm

August 12th, 2010, 1:17 pm

this page is awesome!
Keep up the good work

August 20th, 2010, 4:46 pm

This one is my fav. <3

November 23rd, 2010, 6:11 pm


Good comic overall, I love it, but I just have to be the giant Pokemon nerd here and say that this isn't possible... you need the Move Deleter to forget HM moves like Surf. :P

January 22nd, 2011, 5:04 am

Should have used "fly" :P

February 25th, 2011, 7:28 pm

silruin... kinda dumb.

not nerding, as this comic page is saying WHY he can't remove HMS and so parodying what would happen if he could like any other move. your comment is irrelevant.

March 25th, 2011, 3:38 pm


so thats why... *nods* it all makes sense now...

April 12th, 2011, 8:59 pm


Cute Quagsire in the last panel.

June 14th, 2011, 2:50 pm

Good point.

Now I won't get so frustrated about not being able to replace HM moves, because I now have an idea why it can't be done. :-)

June 24th, 2011, 6:58 pm

That's actually exactly it. If you could forget HM moves, you could easily become permanently stuck behind a bush or something. That's also why fainted Pokémon can still use them, and why the Move Deleter is in a town at the end of the game.

(Yes, I'm a huge nerd and had to point that out.)

June 27th, 2011, 5:41 am

You should do another...

You should do another like this, but with fly, or maybe why you can't just say no to Pokemon Battles? Oh, oh, how about why the bad guys give you cash when you beat them. I mean, they're bad guys, aren't they? Why do they give you cash?

June 28th, 2011, 10:57 am


Yi, as a smogoneer, i would just like to say, WHY THE F* WOULD YOU DELETE SURF FOR MUD SHOT ANYWAY!!!! thx for your time

July 2nd, 2011, 3:32 pm


July 15th, 2011, 2:35 pm

Why can't pokemon just learn the move when they get off the water? *sigh*

August 7th, 2011, 7:04 pm

Imagine what would've happened while mid-air...

September 13th, 2011, 7:06 am

@Guest: Or not, because that doesn't make sense. You're not able to control fly like surf. N00b.

September 13th, 2011, 9:35 pm

Eh, I prefer fly.

December 21st, 2011, 10:20 am

I thought the reasoning for this was pretty obvious?

January 6th, 2012, 11:06 am

this IS the real reason

December 31st, 2012, 12:53 am

Alternate Text

Gotta love the alt text
(By the way, it's "You are now aware that Quagsire's tail looks like a hotdog.")

April 6th, 2013, 5:59 pm

so funny

This is my first time reading Rare Candy Treatment, and it is AWESOME. Though I didn't understand the first comic, and my brother's exclamation of it didn't help. (My brother's username is bluekirbythe133t.)

April 14th, 2013, 11:55 pm

late to the party

going on pure game mechanics, they would continue surfing until you left the water. if you teach a pokemon Flash (a TM since gen 4), use it in a cave and then teach a move over it in the cave, it'll remain flashing until you leave.