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Comic Alola Teen Mon Undertow - A Moon Nuzlocke

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Empty Sun

that's right, buttholes
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572
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The Moon
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  1. Normal
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It might eat you. It might your relatives.
she's becoming one with the grass
where she belongs
 

TheLastUnicornInOz

Alolan Vulpix in the Desert
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Team Delta
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Jolly
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Elvia, while living in a hot dessert enviornment, embraces the ice typing, rarely leaving her cool home and often is drawing or creating
That is painfull relatable like I have/will do that again at some point in my life xD
 

SayleeK

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"Hau, read the room" had me HOWLING XDXDXD
 

Riboo

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669
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Riboo's Musing

I always liked ride pagers as a replacement for HMs, it really frees up the move pool of your Pokemon and doesn't force you to make crappy choices based on game mobility. Which, let's be honest, if the HMs were actually useful and powerful moves in battle, people wouldn't have minded them as much and it would have been more of a reward for anyone advancing in the game rather than a groan worthy moment when a certain darkened cave was on the horizon in Kanto.

Which TBH I just bumped around in the dark out of stubbornness and refusal to assign flash to anyone.

For Alola though, I like the idea that ride pagers are likely available to most anyone, even if they're not a trainer. Alola is much more rural and filled with natural splendors outside towns and cities, so I imagine in actuality that travel would be somewhat treacherous without a Pokemon to rely on, so I would think Ride Pagers would be a good safety net (You don't really see vehicles in a lot of Pokemon games, so it seems Pokemon is just the preferred method of transport and travel by most.)

I also think that the ride pagers pull from a curated pool of Pokemon that are likely from breeder donations, or perhaps the farm you meet Mallow on. It doesn't get explained further in comic, as its not really important to know, but I imagine that rider unlocks act as a way of assigning a Pokemon from that pool to an individual, or that there's a rotation of available Pokemon, so its unlikely that you'll call upon the same ride Pokemon every single time.

Also, I think, in order to discourage people from using their ride Pokemon in battle, that there's a fine incurred on the perpetrator, as the Pokemon are specialized for utilitarian purposes, so to endanger them through battle would hurt the Ride Pager system, which is likely similar to how police dogs are trained as well as seeing eye dogs, which I imagine can be pretty expensive. However, I would say that their are exceptions to this rule and its taken on a case by case basis, as someone, without a Pokemon, or with all their Pokemon KO'd might need to utilize a ride pager Pokemon in order to protect them or rescue them from a life or death situation through battle or other means.

Hau is me. Friends like Kai are important to making sure people like us don't get socked.

HEH, Kai offers Hau a tact button, its super effective!

Hau is just trying to prevent future face-plant tragedies

A good boy at heart LBF

she's becoming one with the grass
where she belongs

This is the true grass trial

That is painfull relatable like I have/will do that again at some point in my life xD

Same, this is a mood, though it hurts so much more when its tile instead of grass :l

"Hau, read the room" had me HOWLING XDXDXD

You could even say..... Hau-ling :B
 

TheLastUnicornInOz

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Elvia, while living in a hot dessert enviornment, embraces the ice typing, rarely leaving her cool home and often is drawing or creating
I LOVE THE FLOOF

Also I like the concept behind you have the pager work, certainly makes sense as they really do just pop in outta no where
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

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"Am I Mario's babysitter? Are you going to call me every time that guy blows his nose, or what?"
Stoutland are floofy babies! 😍 I think your take on the Ride Pager makes a lot of sense.
 

SayleeK

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Oh my god they're such BIG FLOOFY DOGS! I WANT TO HUG THEM! Ride Pokemon are definitely a cool improvement over HMs, but I was so sad you didn't get to Soar with the Charizard the way you did with Latios and Latias in Hoenn...
 

Empty Sun

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It might eat you. It might your relatives.
bet the kanto friend also hated that you have to press "a" to enter a doorway
 

Tailsimp

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Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
Me 🤝 Mallow's Kanto friend
Seriously freeing us from HM's ruining our movepools/hindering our team comps is one of the best quality of life improvements any game has given us.
 

Riboo

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Don't give two boys giant dogs if you don't want shit to get broken :P

I LOVE THE FLOOF

Also I like the concept behind you have the pager work, certainly makes sense as they really do just pop in outta no where
They really do! I like how handy that they turn out to be, sure, but there's really little pomp and circumstance behind them, just: Poof, here's a pokemon. Also with how much Pokemon goes on about Pokemon being partners, I wish they leaned into some more interactive elements with the rider Pokemon to make them feel a little less like tools within the game.

Stoutland are floofy babies! 😍 I think your take on the Ride Pager makes a lot of sense.
Thanks! After drawing them, I really wish I kept the one that Kai traded in comic/game, they're really good boofs and I enjoy drawing quads a lot.

Oh my god they're such BIG FLOOFY DOGS! I WANT TO HUG THEM! Ride Pokemon are definitely a cool improvement over HMs, but I was so sad you didn't get to Soar with the Charizard the way you did with Latios and Latias in Hoenn...
I feel like they would make really good therapy pokemon too for people with anxiety and the like, I really think they'd just be great for both helping their trainer and being a HUGE comfort. And the biggest line I see between therapy Pokemon and in game teams is mostly in a difference in approach to their training for you specifically.


bet the kanto friend also hated that you have to press "a" to enter a doorway
Kanto friend just hates having to expend energy in general, I can relate


Me 🤝 Mallow's Kanto friend
Seriously freeing us from HM's ruining our movepools/hindering our team comps is one of the best quality of life improvements any game has given us.
Yeah I wish they carried it over a bit more with gen 8, just to keep overworld exploration a little more in tact, it feels like they've slowly been eliminating that entirely over time, which kind of saddens me. Buuuut it also makes something like the Arceus game coming out really appealing to me so far.
 

Trollkitten

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That last panel. Give two boys giant doggos to ride and suddenly it's a rodeo.
 

Empty Sun

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It might eat you. It might your relatives.
how do you not notice that you're breaking through a fence why didn't you jump over it what is wrong with these guys
 

SayleeK

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Ahh, boys with dogs... of course it's delightful chaos XD
 

Tailsimp

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Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
There's a lot of great things about this page but I just have to quote this
Don't give two boys giant dogs if you don't want shit to get broken :P
cause no truer words have ever been said.
 

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Oh no, Kai, you're giving Hau your chaos gremlin energy. but im not that farmer so i love it
 

TheLastUnicornInOz

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Elvia, while living in a hot dessert enviornment, embraces the ice typing, rarely leaving her cool home and often is drawing or creating
This just makes me wish i could pet and give treats to the ride pokemon, you're right they feel like tools some times xD
 

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Let this be a lesson: Never give hyperactive children (and man children who def don't have a soft spot for said hyperactive children. He has a REPUTATION) giant fluffy doggos and free reign to go wherever they want. It will result in property damage. This has been a PSA
 

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There he is, EDGE BOI

Also kind of tweaked Gladion's outfit a slight bit here, IDK it is with me and not liking to draw hoods without a bottom trim.

That last panel. Give two boys giant doggos to ride and suddenly it's a rodeo.

HEH, I'd probably do the same thing if I could handle the heat, it looks like a lot of fun

how do you not notice that you're breaking through a fence why didn't you jump over it what is wrong with these guys

They noticed, they just didn't give a shit :P

Ahh, boys with dogs... of course it's delightful chaos XD

Of course, always ;3

There's a lot of great things about this page but I just have to quote this

cause no truer words have ever been said.

HA, a mood, and honestly, Team Skull embracing what people might expect of them here ;3

Oh no, Kai, you're giving Hau your chaos gremlin energy. but im not that farmer so i love it

HA, Kai is a bad influence :P

This just makes me wish i could pet and give treats to the ride pokemon, you're right they feel like tools some times xD

Yeah! I'd love to pull them into one of the more interactive spaces that Pokemon sometimes has in their games, it'd be nice to give them a poffin or at least have you be able to interface with them before you hop on, like you pet them and then have the ride

Let this be a lesson: Never give hyperactive children (and man children who def don't have a soft spot for said hyperactive children. He has a REPUTATION) giant fluffy doggos and free reign to go wherever they want. It will result in property damage. This has been a PSA

Excuse you, Kai doesn't have a soft spot for no one, no big brother energy here, nope obviously doesn't give a shit *Whistles casually*
 

Tailsimp

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Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
IDK it is with me and not liking to draw hoods without a bottom trim.
Consider this: bottom trim on hoods is very good.
 

yepiz

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GLAD BOI IS HEREEEE. I wonder what kind of relationship Kai has with the edgy boy
 

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