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August 11th, 2017, 1:59 am

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Kick the tires & light the fire, we rollin' out!

posted by Shotgun Chuck on August 11th, 2017, 2:03 am


So, N & Wes are staying back just in case if anything happens, but a little girl is fiiine. I know Jen's had more experience than N & Wes as Pokemon, but still. (Sorry about the tiny spam, something glitched when I was commenting).

posted by bey108 on August 11th, 2017, 2:45 am


"We shall be your new subjects my king!"


posted by Tallen (Guest) on August 11th, 2017, 4:16 am


Comment removed.

This will be the last time I speak out in an official capacity because I have had enough.

Stop fighting about shipping. Any more of this and I'll remove the ability to comment. I manually added the functionality for you on SmackJeeves as an extra perk in the first place and I can take it away again very easily.

posted by sulfurbunny on August 11th, 2017, 5:35 am


Acctualy sulferbunny that's not a bad idea ._.

posted by Gen (Guest) on August 11th, 2017, 6:34 am


These kids are so cute!

And the village pokemon being willing to forgive Gengar.. that gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling.

posted by DKWIdoin on August 11th, 2017, 6:38 am

  Things're heating up!

Darkrai's reaction is just goddamn priceless. "Help", he simply mewls, as he's being swarmed by curious kids, LMAO.

I must say I've really enjoyed this "Village Arc". While I yearn for action and some more blatant plot advancement, I can still see how significant this little mini-arc has been, especially for N, Gengar and Mewtwo.

The last time any of the inhabitants of the Square saw Gengar, he was still, and thusly known as, a theif, a liar and an all-around bad person. Seeing how the villagers grow to first accepting, then respecting, and finally somewhat admidering and believing in him was amazing.
This again carries on a (IMO) central theme of Victory Fire: forgiveness.
I think we're reaching the end of Gengar's redemptive journey plot-wise, which is also why a lot of time was dedicated to N and Mewtwo, especially.

This leads into my obseervations of N and Mewtwo. I have a huge amount of respect how Sulfurbunny manages to do what seems to be impossible for many: taking a god-like character and making him grounded, weak and most importantly, relateable.

Mewtwo evidently struggles with many things: pride issues and trust issues the most significant among them. Many pages were dedicated solely to Mewtwo and/or N, it was wonderful. Mewtwo, while still emotionally scarred and troubled, has found a friend, a "partner" in N, and with the latter's help we slowly see the once cold and distant Mewtwo finally beginning to release the last of his mental tension from his mind.

Other noteable developments that I appreciate and that I had to mention were Darkarai (the "I hate you" speech was jawdropping) and Jen, the latter becoming ever so more independent and stronger.

Praise aside, I have a few nitpicks, and since I know that you're not the type to dislike taking criticism, I feel like it'll be okay.

The arc could get a tad bit boring at times, with too little development plot-wise in bewtween pages. However this is mostly compensated for by the countless touching moments, stylistic and gorgous artstyle, and fially the amazing character development.
I came into this comic around #550, around the time the village-arc had begun, so I realise that I was simply "unfortunate" to begin having wait for updates around this time.

Another tiny complaint was the lack of Jen. While I realize she has developed a lot, I miss seeing her in focus, not just as a side-character. I especially miss more of that Gengar-Jen dynamic that we saw a glimpse of in #580.
This complaint, as with all of them, is however mitigated as I'm pretty sure that I'll get what I'm yearning for soon enough, as the journey towards Destiny Tower has begun.

All around, a great arc, GREAT character development and lastly, awesome art, as always.

Looking forward to seeing more from this amazing webcomic!

posted by WouldReallyNotTapThat (Guest) on August 11th, 2017, 8:37 am


I really hope the town will still be there when they return.

posted by PJSam on August 11th, 2017, 8:54 am


Yeah, me too, PJ Sam, but I'm not so sure.

posted by WouldReallyNotTapThat (Guest) on August 11th, 2017, 9:23 am


I love this comic so much! Also, I really enjoy this partnership betw Mewtwo and N!! Like, you rarely see platonic relationships given that much weight, but that really has been the way the PMD games value friendship and it's lovely to see it reflected in this story. Thank you for creating such a good comic!

posted by Hethaa (Guest) on August 11th, 2017, 9:50 am

Lol, That Kid.

The girlfriend comment made my day. The look on darkrai's face after that was just pure gold.

posted by MercenaryX on August 11th, 2017, 11:12 am


Okay, I'm curious. How does one tell the difference between a "child" magnemite and an adult magnemite? Do they even grow?

posted by Malc Modnar on August 12th, 2017, 11:05 am


And they're off!

posted by Nashew on August 12th, 2017, 1:55 pm


OMG that Minun is so CUTE! >v<

You never disappoint when a new page comes. Keep up the good work. :D

posted by Zeusie92 (Guest) on August 12th, 2017, 8:52 pm


geez @sulfurbunny i didn't know you took it that seriously. it's just... the lines fit so perfectly for those sort jokes. it was like bait on a fish hook. and personally i fell for it hook line and sinker

posted by LordGimsbury (Guest) on August 13th, 2017, 9:29 am



posted by Edward Nairobi (Guest) on August 15th, 2017, 2:02 am


"Have you got a girlfreind?"
*Dies inside*

posted by Kaychichi on November 5th, 2017, 7:08 am



That just made my heart ache, cos I always ask that question to myself.

posted by MidnightUser on February 10th, 2018, 5:30 am


@Malc Modnar I guess your question could be applied to all stage one pokemon-as evolution is usually a good indicator of a pokemon's age. Given that pokemon do seem to vary in size in the games-and in this comic, the tyranitar that attacked houndoom in the beginning was much larger than the one that spoke to Jen in Pokemon square a few pages back.
Some pokemon like Geodude have obvious signs of age(possibly with them not evolving) as their Pokedex entries state that their rock bodies get more rounded as they age. This could also indicate that not all pokemon do not necessarily acquire the strength or capability to evolve.
That leaves behaviour to be the most likely answer to differentiate a 'child' pokemon from an 'adult' pokemon- in the specific case of a magnemite which levitates and feeds on electric sources-deviations or uncertainty in following these habits could be a possible indicator of the pokemon's 'age' (however time works in their world.), since older pokemon can naturally be expected to be more sure of themselves in these abilities.

posted by Ethan9750 on July 22nd, 2018, 2:28 pm



Total non sequitur, but I love your icon.

posted by Nightingale (Guest) on October 31st, 2018, 6:37 pm