Comic 111 - Dawn of Misunderstanding: Save and Continue
13th Apr 2014, 2:14 PM
Dawn of Misunderstanding: Save and Continue
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Well this arc is nearly at a close. I hope you've enjoyed and stick around for the conclusion next week. If you missed it, the last one's color version is now up.

I'm working to get a 5 thousand word project done so I can't stay to chat.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
Work dat hat, gurl.
FourOfFour edit delete
FourOfFour
Guybrush told me to draw "fighting characters at the gym", and the image of Cerebella bored while her hat exercises wouldn't leave my mind until I drew it.

I also wanted to draw Guilty Gear's Faust on an exercise bike, because it would have been hilarious. However, we don't have a ton of space in the panels, and I felt that I should put Ryu in there - since he's more iconic and looks like he actually exercises.

Happy Homestuck Day!
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
So how about that Smash Direct huh?
Never before has anything crushed so many of my dreams while remaining so hype.
User comments:
troll (Guest) edit delete reply
did the good doc just troll dawn?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
I'm sure it was just a misunderstanding.
Gardevoir's been away from the Pokeverse and around giant male power fantasy types for long enough to honestly think that she was talking about that type of gym.
Koopario edit delete reply
Koopario
Yeah I feel like Gardevoir just trolled Dawn.
Miyto (Guest) edit delete reply
After rereading this page, I'm not sure this isn't the type of Gym Dawn asked for.
Sure there aren't pokemon to fight, but Street Fighter does have a similar setup to the Battle Frontier facilities.
Namely, fight/marathon all the lower level warriors(/trainers) until you reach the top fighter(/frontier brain).
So long as their is a badge-like or ribbon-like trophy she can win, Dawn will probably get her Gym kicks with this crowd.
GoogleIt edit delete reply
GoogleIt
That city is not weird, it is logical! (For once...)
DragonMaster77 edit delete reply
DragonMaster77
I'm pretty sure if Dawn said Pokemon Gym this mistake would have been avoided but then again it might have been a gym where fighting types work out.
Rvan edit delete reply
Rvan
Maybe it's because I don't play Pokémon games... ever... but I never understood what the point of those Gyms was. Is any actual training actually going on there? Ever?
...
Maybe I should play a Pokémon game sometime...
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I remember in the original Pokemon anime that Ash and co. came across a conventional Gym in one episode and were baffled.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
I'm guessing Dawn saw the girl whose HAT is training. That's the thing with fighting characters. They might use the gyms, but they're still just as weird.

Also, have we considered the possibility that Gardevoir has never seen a Pokémon Gym? Just because she's past level 30 doesn't mean she has been used against a Gym Leader by her Trainer. If she ever had one.

Come to think of it, we'll need an arc about Gardevoir's pre-English speaking years at some point.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
We'll get to the early days soon enough. for now, let's see where the present is going.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Yeah, no hurries. An enormous arc is about to end. We sure can wait for the next one.

My theory is that Gardevoir is one of the hundreds of Pokémon raised by a Trainer who kept using a single team all the time, and thus had her level up by the Exp. Share for the most part. Never felt much of the so-called "friendship" with her Trainer, so when he/she released her (maybe because he/she caught something "more valuable", we all know how selfish we can be as Trainers as we're playing the games), she was just glad not to be resting in the PC anymore.

But this is all just a theory. A plausible one, but still just a theory based on my observations as a Pokémon gamer.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
You may be reading too deeply into a comic where we make fun of Kratos' anger issues.
Maybe.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Hey, just thinking about a possibility, after all.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Personally, I think that there are conventional gyms in the Pokémon universe -- they're just not made for humans. Notice how they're usually referred to as "Pokémon Gyms"? And that your Pokémon are the ones doing the training there?
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I imagine Gardevoir would have to have a trainer (probally an npc) Since you can't catch wild Gardevoir in any game and well pokemon can't evolve in the wild in the game verse unless it a plot event.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Don't forget, there's wild Gardevoir in the spin-offs like Pokemon Ranger.
Rvan edit delete reply
Rvan
I was thinking that, if I ever decide to pick up a Pokémon game, I'd try to get my hands on a Gardevoir specifically because of this comic. How do you do that then, if they're not in the wild?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
You catch a Ralts or a Kirlia and evolve it.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Yep, here's a list of where you can catch Ralts. It's a rare Pokemon so you gotta keep trying.
Anonymous (Guest) edit delete reply
After this arc is over, maybe you could do a few strips about the MASSIVE information dump, a.k.a. - the Super Smash Bros. Direct, from last week. For instance, the fact that GRENINJA IS IN SMASH BROS.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I made a Greninja part of Meta Knight's little group and BAM, he now a Smash Bro. My powers of prediction amaze and baffle me once again.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
And
Sheik was confirmed the same day…

My God...
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
guybrush,this is a important task
you must cameo geno in EVERY SINGLE STRIP from now on
GoogleIt edit delete reply
GoogleIt
Yeah I like these comic series like this one, but yeah I really think you should do a Smash comic. Would be really funny, and you could talk to the characters who have been given the boot. *Cough* Couch* *Jigglypuff* cough*
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
No one's been deconfirmed yet.
Pokemon still has room for two other characters to meet the par of Brawl's six (considering PT as three separate characters connected by a downB).
Not to mention that Jigglypuff has been a secret character since the first game and probably won't be revealed until the game launches if at all.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
I was thinking that the other two Pokémon characters would be Jigglypuff, and a grass-type starter, to compliment Greninja and Charizard. Sceptile, perhaps?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Do people actually like Sceptile.
I mean, I do, but I didn't think anyone else did, he seemed kinda overshadowed by Mudkipz and Blaziken.
My money's on Torterra for the middle-gen Grass starter personally.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
snivy would be awesome
he could have a skin where he wears the scumbag steve hat