I like the idea that Jared, who lives in a world with real Pokemon, has no interest in collecting pokemon until someone can turn them into a video game for him.
“It’s like they’re really there in front of you.”
X3333 Yeahhhh – yeah it is Jared.
And just look at the face of hurt and annoyance Mr. Fish has in the third panel. Poor guy!
I mean I’m pretty sure Mr. Fish’s face just looks like that normally, but the eyes, man.
The eyes say everything.
hue, like neko atsume.
And so the war between Rock and Jared begins.
I’m putting money behind Jared: Mr. Fish knows Hyperbeam.
Unless he forgot it for another trick thanks to Jared. Jared’s oblivious like that, but we like him that way, so no complaints here.
I doubt it. Hyperbeam was always Gyarados’ last technique. Unless you’re saying Jared taught him to fetch.
I see the war involving more unscrewing the cap on the salt, spit wads, and a lot of nerf bullets more than hyperbeam.
Or maybe captain decides to get the app for his smart phone too. He’d probably do it out of nostalgia from a time when he tried his hand at training, but found it too much of an obligation to balance with his work an private life.
Damn. I meant Commander.
I could see Jared somehow, by random chance, collecting every ‘mon that starts out terrible but becomes awesome later on.
So like… magikarp and feebas?
They’re not digimon…. For the most part good mons stay good. Even Beldum and Abra, who are known for their very limited initial movepools, have good stats that they can make effective use of with TMs (in abra’s case) or tutoring (in beldum’s case).
Abra and Beldum are great examples, especially seeing how Jared probably thinks TMs are demo music discs that everyone is randomly giving him, and probably doesn’t even know tutors are a thing. Jared seems to be great at taking care of animals, but not at training them to league standards.
Plus there’s Budew, Weedle, Snorunt, Spearow, Slakoth, etc…
Um…. Mr. Fish kicked that one professor’s Gyrados around like it was nothing if you recall when the ‘fancy white ganondorf’ came and picked him up…. I have a feeling “Mr.Fish” Is not just league, but champion standard.
I’m not saying Mr. Fish can’t fight, because he absolutely can, remember the end of the Nomura Syndrome arc?
It’s more a matter of following all the rules the league has in place, like “Don’t eat your opponents.”
It’d be like bringing Seargent Stubby to a dog show. Sure, he’s like, the best dog ever, but they’d probably dock him points for being of “uncertain breed” or some bs like that.
IIRC, that’s how Jared got kicked out of the League in the first place.
I think Mr. Fish won that fight more by virtue of being literally twice the size of the other Gyarados than because he was good at fighting.
Nincada, Ralts,Hoothoot, Ledyba,Zubat…
Lore-wise, the game and anime put a big emphasis on the trainer bond, the important of love, teamwork, caring for your pokemon etc etc etc which is the magic reason you triumph over your rival and Oak totally snubs his grandson.
Jared is probably an idiot of a trainer (and dim in general) but that doesn’t matter because he has lots of points spec’d into “Pure Hearted” and “Power of Friendship”, which are suspected of being key elements in the Grand Unified Theory of Plot Armor.
Magikarp. They haven’t released any of the other regions yet, only Kanto.
Level 100 Metapod and Kakuna, knowing nothing but Harden.
If you eveolved them from a weedle they also know string shot and tackle. This is only helpful if you are using them to fight Magicarp. (my computer is giving me a spelling error for Magicarp. You would think by now someone would have coded pokemon names into the system.
That’s because it’s spelled “Magikarp.”
oh never mind, that gives me a spelling error too.
I’m talking about the wild-caught ones – there’s not many ways to make a completely non-viable Pokemon, but that’s one of the few I can think of.
Magikarp doesn’t have a c in it – maybe that’s the source of your spelling error?
I dunno, I think they’d make a decent club after using HARDEN a few times. I could see Jared dual wielding cocoons.
Whenever I catch a Magikarp and don’t plan on evolving it, I name it Magikrap.
Jared would do that given how he trained Mr. Fish. He probably wouldn’t be the first, either.
He could also have a team of six (or more, since he doesn’t know about the Pokemon League’s rules) and shoot them out of a cannon as missiles. Pokemon tend to be durable enough to survive things like that, and they come pre-Hardened.
Cryogonal with Sharpen, Iron Defence, Reflect and Light Screen? I guess that might be useful in 2v2/3v3 battles though :/
“In front of you.” Really? xD
Hey, Mr Fish isn’t in front of Jared! He’s underneath him.
Excuse me I believe that humans and Pokémon can coexist as equals! No Pokémon is beneath a human! :-P
What about ground types?
Sometimes they’re ground flying. Your best bet is to say that while they’re using Dig, and run away before they can finish the attack.
Wait a second… Is he talking about in the game or when that one guy made him an honorary Pokemon professor?
“Look at me. I am the boss now. The Pokémon boss, anyway.”
So he’s basically living out a virtual reality version of his ACTUAL reality…………….
Jared my boy, would you be so kind as to let me have to bit of whatever it is you’re smoking?
I could use the respite from my current stressful situation
The Our-World version of it is called The Sims I believe
Maybe he’s just enjoying what he’s missing by being kicked out of the pokemon league.
I’m waiting to see if Jared managed to somehow talk his way into borrowing one of those raptors. That would be kind of hilarious.
Unfortunately I am now waiting to see how long before the headline “[person] walks into oncoming traffic playing new pokémon game” inevitably gets written. In 20 years we will have drivers – ed style classes for the purpose of phone safety and operation. Already one can walk down a busy street in a large city, and have a high probability that more than 75% of the pedestrians in one’s visible range will be looking down at their phones instead if what’s in front of them.
Long story short, at least Jared has Mr. Fish to pay attention for him while out and about
The headline “Pokemon Go catches its first victim” has already been written, I’m afraid. Subject matter of the article: exactly that.
I guess there’s some natural selection going on again…
For the most part the app is designed so major roads and highways won’t spawn Pokemon. They usually spawn on the closest sidewalk.
Yeah, there was an ekans in the middle of a hwy. I went, safely, on both sides of the hwy to be sure. Of course there are bound to be some glitches beyound the potatoes in the backrooms they call servers.
Fair but, in 20 years, I would hope that my car will be driving itself and will know enough not to run a pedestrian over.. Of course, in 20 years, I’ll be using that function so I can nap while my car drives me to wherever I need to go but the point stands.
Besides, the headlines are more about “Armed robbers using Pokemon Go to lure victims in”.
Someone at my work nearly walked into a fast moving forklift yesterday looking for pokemon. We had a breifing about how to avoid these thing happening. Basicaly it boils down to “Don’t play games while you are at work.” I am astounded that this even had to be said.
Oh the sweet, succulent sound of precocious naive optimism.
Remember, the only immeasurable constant of the universe is human capacity for unbridled idiocy.
“Against stupidity even the gods contend in vain.” – Friedrich Schiller
I say, let the fools stare at their screens hunting fictitious animals while walking into pools (true story) or into heavy traffic. Clear the feebs out of the gene pool.
I’m more worried about drivers too stupid to put their phones down hitting OTHER people who don’t deserve it.
Welp, it seems that yes my fears have come true…. what I did not expect, however, was some guy playimg it while his wife, get this…. was in LABOR. And then he tells the world about, also claimimg that she drew the nline at him wandering around the hospital looking from more. I swear people in america just do not have any shame anymore, at leasst when it matters. Either support your wife or sit your ass down in the waiting room with at least some mild concern. If I were her, I would I would dump the asfterbirth on his phone.
1. This makes so much sense that it’s painful. Also, I have a feeling Jared is kind of prone to joining in on/enjoying fads and the like. I know Poke’Mon isn’t really a ‘fad’ (given it’s been around since I was a wee one playing Poke’Mon Red on a Black GameBoy Pocket under a lamp), but I feel like it does sort of phase in and out with gamers between releases rather abruptly.
2. If there’s a follow-up to this I can only imagine it involves Jared getting hurt playing Poke’Mon GO and the Commander scolding him while he’s laid up with a cast or something
Oh, Jared XD
That makes Jared a Professor and a Gym leader! i think he’s the first ever, anyone knows for sure?
The very best, like no one ever was.
In the manga professor oak was the pokemon league champion before becoming a professor.
That’s more champion becoming a professor. Jared would be a professor becoming a gym leader. Also being the champion doesn’t mean gym leader. You could likely win the title and let the previous champion stay the person to beat. Wouldn’t be surprised if the pokemon world has a few champions running around, probably get together once every so often to see who’s the best out of them all.
What about Blaine?
Scientist, not Pokemon Prof. Some difference there.
I guess this is an equivalent of a real world professional playing a computer game based on their job.
… and not being very good at it.
jared playing pokemon go frightens me way less than say, pilots playing a flight simulator and doing poorly…
That’s really going to depend on the flight simulator, and how accurate the in game physics and controls are. If the pilots are expecting it to react the same way a real plane would, and it’s off, they might end up having a hard time because all of their training tells them to do one thing, but the game wants something slightly different.
I recall some famous guitarist (can’t remember his name for the life of me) sucking at Guitar Hero because the controller is so different from a real guitar it threw him off. He couldn’t even play his own songs.
Basically, yeah: simulators tend to simplify and “dumb down” things, so people who are actually good at the thing the simulator is simulating really have a disadvantage.
It’s Jack White, which I only know because of this comic:
See Master Chief being schooled in shooters a couple pages back.
Pretty sure that was Jared.
I bet you you’re wrong.
So now not only is Jared a Pokemon Professor , he’s also a Gym Leader. Awesome!
) ) ) ) ) ) 3B[C . o o 0 (Don’t eat Jared, don’t eat Jared, don’t eat Jared)
Riding around on Mr. Fish to hatch eggs in the video game version…
I named my Magicarp Mr. Fish
Jared is now the Gym Leader at the Agency Gym, huh… I bet he took it over with a team of six Magikarp and left one there. He’s lovably odd like that.
Though I also bet he’s caught at least one Gyarados simply by pointing his phone at Mr. Fish to take its picture. He’s lucky like that.
He is not maintaining proper form for riding Mr. Fish!
So you’re a Pokemon trainer currently ridding a Pokemon who is extraordinarily powerful and you could take over actual gyms but you choose to catch fake Pokemon and take over fake gyms, Dafuq Jared
Taking care of real Pokémon is a lot of work, fake pokemon are just for fun.
Cleaning up poop and purchasing adequate feed, for instance.
Jared isn’t technically a pokemon trainer. He got banned from the league for letting Mr. Fish eat his opponents. He can’t battle real gyms.
Rock has never been more confused by Jared than he is right now.
Mr. Fish’s expression says “He’s been like that all day.”
I wonder if Mr. Fish can understand enough of this to roll his eyes.
I named my Magikarp Mr. Fish in homage. One day he will grow up big and strong! Maybe.
But more likely you’ll just catch a pure gyarados once you get to a high trainer level.
I always love the perpetual look of “I am not amused” that is on Mr Fish.
Just don’t Pokémon and drive, or Pokémon and walk really, enough people already simply smartphone and walk and end up dying
A player in my town tripped and fell 15 feet while playing Pokemon GO downtown. That shit really happens, and it happens easier than you’d think.
I too named my magikarp Mr Fish, but I live next to the sea so I’m getting a magikarp pop up every day near me…. so in 100 days or so I will be able to evolve him…… yeah probably catch a wild gyrados before then but it just wouldn’t be Mr Fish.
Here in Canada:
Yeah, must be nice
Just so you know I named my Magikarp, my first pokemon after the starter, Mr Fish in honor of MGDMT.
So who’s going to deny him? Gym? Check. Honorary pokemon professorship? Check. Badass pokemon to try and beat? CHECK.
…more accurately who wants to Fry?
What I want to know is who’s gonna be his minions/students/stalker fan-club people who you always have to beat to get to the Gym Leader. …. You know, now that I think about it Sven and Kratos seem like good choices.
I want to see people try to beat people at the agency to get to Jared. The guys would probably be happy to see Jared enjoy his thing but people trying to beat them to get to him would be a challenge.
How about Duke? Loud, somewhat geeky, gets drawn into fads. I think gym supporter is a good fit for him.
To be fair, actually looking after your magical fighting monsters would be a lot of work. Collecting them is really rather impractical for the same reason looking after a tiger, a kangaroo, a stone monster,, an eagle, and a massive sea serpent would just be impossible to balance around a job and any free time.A s well as finding enough food for them all, eesh.
Virtual ‘mons make Jared’s life far easier, and he can dedicate more time to Mr.Fish.
Mr Fish looks so done with this.
This explains the Mr. Fish sighting in Fremont, CA
I feel like Jared and Jimmy from the Wild Kratts cartoons would get along really well together.
There are few things that have made me desire a smartphone as much as Pokemon Go has. Somehow, I’m remaining strong.
Kratos playing Pokemon Go. (Go of War)
All I have to say.
I’m going to name the largest magikarp I find Mr. Fish. I have named all my pidgeys Fattest Pigeon.
In fairness, Jared would never have gotten to a position in a gym without Pokemon Go.
jared playing pokemon go, the irony is stunning
Sadly, I had to un-install Pokémon Go. The second I installed it, I had nothing but problems with my phone. Shame since it was a fun game. Maybe after a patch or two comes out?
Mine kept crashing once it got to the terms of agreement. Also they still have their servers locked down so I can’t make an account.
I literally know a dozen people who have a magikarp named Mr. Fish. (i named mine communism. )
Manly guys doing ‘Monly things
pokemon go was litterally a long line of comic fodder just falling in your lap, wasn’t it?
The Jared potential is high. Thus, when between bouts of manliness, we get Pokemon humor.
I will be the very last person to complain about that.
This game has taken over the Marine Corps. It’s fucking nuts. The bar in K-Bay is a gym.
Jared never ceases to amaze me…
Although I’m realizing he fits the stereotype of a Pokemon professor. How often do you see a Pokemon professor catch Pokemon himself? Not often, that’s how often.
I have finally read every comic, from start to current!Whoo!
i was hoping for a Pokemon go update with someone trying to get Pokemon go to pick up Mr Fish
I wonder how many people other than me catch the first Magikarp they find, name it Mr Fish, and keep it forever.
I’m totally going to do that now!!! Either that or the Gyrados I catch.
It’s what I did in X when I got it, and she(girl Mr Fish, yes) is still my top hitter. Charmander’s got second spot.
I did it for Jared. Six times in a row, since I had nothing better to do than to take over, lose and then take over the gym again. (Also I was running out of storage space and had way more revives & potions than I needed.)
I name every Magikarp I catch Mr. Fish
Oh gods yess!!!!! I can’t wait to see where this goes!!
The true essence of Jared, hahah
Dear Coleasquid, another amazing chapter:D i myself got pokemon Go too, i have little question, will you ever please very much draw gnar (mega or mini)? from LoL franchise
I named by Gyrados Mr. Fish because of your comic https://images.plurk.com/1OXPNKJbeWwG931zIfeLYM.jpg
Mr. Fish does not look pleased. Jared is cheating on him with another Magikarp.
It’s FINALLY out in Canada! ^___^
Pokemon Go release here in Brazil will be in about 2 months.
With the Olympics Games starting in less than 20 days there’ll be a ton of PG players (including tourists, athletes, staff, etc) coming who will be “a bit” disappointed.
Ah yes, just a warning, you don’t go on holding your smartphone/tablet looking for pokemons in the streets and not paying attention here in Rio (downtown in particular); you’ll much probably have it snatched from your hands in no time.
That kind of applies in any large city, though Rio does seem like the worst place to do it given everything I’ve heard about Brazil.
What I feel should be noted is that he’s cheating right now by having Mr. Fish carry him around and using him as a vantage point. Give me twenty minutes with a Mr. Fish platform and I could probably catch enough to win ALL the battles.
I’m not sure that would really give you an advantage, since the game doesn’t take elevation into account and Pokémon spawn based on proximity.
They spawn based on data usage recorded by ingress.
PokéStops and Gyms are generated based on Ingress portal locations. Pokémon are more likely to spawn in areas with a large number of smartphone users connected to the Internet. It’s possible to create a horde of random spawns by getting 20 to 30 people together in a group and playing at the same time. But user data from Ingress doesn’t affect Pokémon GO otherwise, at least not in a way the developers have disclosed.
Jared is the Boss?
Jared: I’m already a Demon.
As a man named Jared, who has named his magikarp Mr.fish, I deeply approve of this
Wow – it’s been quite some time since your other obligations and Real Life have caused a Monday without an update. It’s been a few years, which is highly impressive.
No, I’m not complaining that there’s no update. Real Life takes precedence, as it should.
Right in front of you, eh? So, just like real life then.
I caught a Magikarp in Pokemon Go and named it Mr. Fish. Now I need to catch about 100 more of them to evolve it.
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