Hope alls y’all picked up your shiny Gamestop Gegars, if not there’s still a chance to get a Diancie!
Damn, that is one awesome design for Gengar. The face reminds me of a rabbit skull, which only makes it that much more demonic and awesome.
I like dat trollface too! I’d like to think it goes off after the end of the strip and causes much mischief with the rogue Pikachu from Super Effective.
Good for the Pokemon, saw its chance for freedom and took it.
Jared frustrates me to no end.
Get use to it ^^; Lols
I’m not sure I get it.
Pokemon trainers take out their pokemon all the time, so why is Miss Complimentary so shocked that Jared let the Gengar out of the pokeball? I mean, Mister Fish is even RIGHT THERE, outside of HIS pokeball…
And is the Gengar running away some sort of in-joke? I thought at first it was a reference to their in-game descriptions, but the closest any of the games gets to this is the notion that wild Gengar will sometime run past people in the street at night, pretending to be their shadows.
Is it that Jared doesn’t have any Gym Badges, and therefor “traded” pokemon like this Gengar have a chance to disobey him? Or is it just that the Gengar takes one look at Jared and thinks, “Nope!” and just nope-nope-nopes away at full speed?
He cracked the pokeball in half like an eggshell and threw it away.
I think you could use a nice “Crack!” sound effect in there
Aha! I hadn’t noticed that Jared broke the ball. I guess that means that his Gengar is free now, yeah? And that it’s gonna “nope” on outta here?
Shame, really, I was excited and looking forward to all the wacky hijinks that would ensue with Jared having another Pokémon: Gengar would pull pranks on Commander and the other men in the office, Mr. Fish would get jealous of all the attention Mr. Gengar would receive, and in the end, Jared would be taught an important lesson by Commander.
(Nods his head.) Yup! That would have been great.
That doesn’t mean gengar can’t stalk Jared as his shadow.
And now I need you to create a sitcom comic called “Mr. Fish and Gengar”. Or maybe “The Odd Pokecouple”.
I didn’t notice him discarding the pokeball in panel three at first, when it’s coloured that will probably stand out more and the joke will be more clear.
Me neither; I was too distracted by the grimace on that Gengar.
Coelasquid, I beg you with all the dignity I can muster, hell, I throw away my dignity and beg shamelessly, give this Gengar at least one more appearance.
I know that discredits my previous appeal somewhat, but new reader here, marathoned through the comic last week, and it is awesome.
jared broke the pokeball because he opened it wrong. and a broken pokeball means the pokemon is free. so the gengar took it’s chance and booked it.
exactly! I mean, if I were that Gengar, I would’ve done the same!
I would be flipping both of them the bird with both hands, so from where I’m standing that Gengar is a model of civility.
I’d be hanging with Jared
I mean, it would be obvious from that that he’s not too bright, and/or values the freedom of his mons, so… Why not?
I believe part of the joke is that Jared is a terrible Pokemon trainer and doesn’t know how pokeballs work. After all, he carried/rode Mr. Fish around.
I believe the joke is Jared is an incredible pokemon trained who doesn’t need pokeballs.
He does seem to be surprisingly skilled at raising and taking care of Pokémon. Well, when he doesn’t have to use them as a bludgeon to level them up.
Do you have a better plan on evolving a Magikarp on its own?
Jared – like any good trainer – only uses pokes with loyalty. None of that “It ignored commands” bullshit.
Besides, Gengar’s are hella creepy. All they want is to slip into your shadows and devour your life force, which is a sometimes food.
Some of us like creepy, life-draining minions… Though that does make loyalty all the more important.
Gengar is one of my favorite Pokèmon, though. Certainly my favorite Ghost-type chain – I do prefer Haunter a little.
Are you perhaps me?
There are three of us.
Misdreavus line here. If I had one I would have to rent all the scary movies and read every horror book I could get my hands on. Would be worth it.
Just like macarons, eh? At least human life force is NOT on the list of things fed to Mr. Fish.
Nope just actual people.
that’s right wasn’t Jarrett kicked out of the league meaning that he has no badges to contol a shiny?
Not necessarily that it’s shiny – shiny just means the sprite’s color is different – but that it’s too high a level for him to control.
but he’s also a Pokemon Professor…that is the equivalent to every badge ever x 10
I don’t know, Prof Oak never seemed to control that Muk
ohhh he never actually tried to give it orders, muck was just really the hugging type
Aww he set the pokemon free :3
Jared is an excellent Pokemon trainer. That Gengar has no idea the excellent life it just ran away from.
I know, right? I hope it comes back, even as a brick joke.
Jared has a honorary doctorate in pokemonry, doesn’t he? The thing probably got scared of Mr. Fish.
Mr. Fish can’t eat a ghost. It’ll go right through him. *ba-ba-dish*
I make no apologies.
+1 Internets Points to you :D
Key word there is “honorary”
That’s why you gift Flabebes or some shit to potentially-10-years-old trainers.
Don’t give them stuff that haunt people and/or take their goddamn souls. What’s next, free Yanmask?
Well, they DID just give out Pumpkaboos via wifi, which are spirits trapped in this world, so…
Good for the Gengar I guess, Mr. Fish would probably try to eat him
if I was that woman I would suddenly be very weary of Jarred’s Mr.Fish.
-Jared apparently doesn’t use pokeballs so that huge Gyradose could do anything it wanted at any time. It would be like slumming it next to a crockadile but like much bigger. @.@
actually female crocodiles raised in captivity are very protective of those who are nice to them and their owners. the reason is that they feel like the owners are their young and you don’t want to mess with a momma croc
Messing with a mama ANYTHING is generally a bad plan, and that goes double for dangerous animals like crocs, bears, and humans.
Just be thankful it wasn’t something far more powerful than that, like, say, Arceus. @__@
Or Lord Helix…
Or Ditto, the second most dangerous pokemon of them all (Right behind Gyrados)! Actually, there could be some potential from that, story wise.
Ah I see. He just cracked open the pokeball and threw it away. Makes sense since he never kept Mr Fish inside a pokeball even as a Magikarp, and knows next to nothing about how Pokemon work, treating them as animals instead of fantastic creatures.
You say that like animals aren’t fantastic creatures!
Theres fantastic animals, and then there are creatures that shot lasers and eat dreams.
I got my shiny, ironically, the same thing happened to me like Jared. I got the promotional card and left it at a bus stop. I got another one but to this day I still wonder about the Gengar that got away…
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Here’s hoping that Gengar comes back every once in a while solely to harass Jared & Co.
N would be proud.
man, i wish i had a ds T3T
Bit of sinchronicity, Junji Ito is making official Pokemon art, and he just put out a Gengar illo
With a tongue like that, you’d think he’d be popular with the ladies. But that lady there doesn’t look too happy for being with him…
There can only be one explanation: She knows who the artist is.
Ugh I hate that dashed out letter font. So damn hard to read at times.
Alas, there is no Gamestop in exsistance where I live, so no chance of a Gengar for me. (A friend of mine has a whole bunch legitahacked Pokemon so I’ll see if I can bum a few off him.) But I don’t even care about Gengar. I want Shiny Metagross.
There are some other stores that were/are giving it out. EB Games is one of like three I saw listed other than GameStop, and the only one I remember offhand.
I suppose it’s for the best; a gengar really isn’t Jared’s style.
isn’t Shiny Gengar white? I’m a bit confused
Shiny Mega gengar is, shiny regular gengar is just less saturated.
Random comment — when will we see the human resource director in the company?
well i hope its bayonetta or something her family can fit in the badassery already.
Assholes harassing me about Bayonetta basically made me never want to bring up anything Bayonetta related online ever.
That’s too bad, because based on what I know of the character, I would imagine your art and writing style to be a great fit for her, with the tone of her games and her personality being able to make a seamless translation to this comic. But I can appreciate/understand not going anywhere near an idea due to being turned off by some truly toxic trolls.
I’ll second the anti-Chris. I do hope you’ll reconsider someday, Bayonetta really would fit. Don’t let the trolls get you down.
That’s easy to say when you aren’t the one being bothered by them.
Exactly. Eff ’em. >:I
I don’t really care about Bayonetta in the first place. o:
Well, that ghost is going places.
I wonder what happened with all those magnemytes.
Well, so far Jared’s team: Gyarados, Magnetom, Gengar. Only three more.
You forgot Fattest Pigeon.
Now that I’m sparked into thinking about it, does the agency have a separate branch/office for female characters? There are admittedly a lot fewer badass girls in video games than guys, but they exist and might have similar problems. Or are they generally well-adjusted enough to not need re-socialization?
Love the coloring and lighting effect on the pokèball opening.
Whoa…! The colors coming from the Pokéball are totally cosmic (º□º) (♥□♥)
Like, the Gengar isn’t that shiny, but this gives me a new perspective on the Pokéball. They can shrink down any Pokémon, and keep them contained without having to worry about mass or weight. I bet they’re extra-dimensional, and are bigger on the inside!
Funny you should say that, because a recent musing I came across was that all pokemon protagonists from the core games are just the same timelord, and that he/she dies from whatever just so the journey will never end. I should actually align this with other pokemon conspiracy theories and see how the tapestry looks. ^U^
That doesn’t work. You fight Red in one of the other games.
So? Time Lords can meet themselves, especially past regenerations. Their past selves just forget about it until they experience it again. At least, so says the Doctor Who Roleplaying Game’s sourcebook on Time Lords (and the series doesn’t seem to contradict it, soo..)
Heeeey…that Gengar isn’t even a shiny. What a rip.
Shiny Gengar is one of the most boring shinies, it’s just a slightly less saturated normal Gengar. You can barely tell it’s shiny unless it Megaevolves, because shiny Mega Gengar is white and blue instead of purple and red.
Garchomp has a shiny that’s even more boring…like a less saturated coloring, only the difference is harder to spot. But when you mega-evolve that garchomp, it turns bright pink. No joke.
Is it just me or does Gengar look like Jack Black?
I don’t mean in the comic, I mean in general.
Love the Gengar face, by the way!
I liked this one :)
I’d expect no different from Jared and his poke-shenanigans. Plus who needs something called a shiny (that doesn’t even glitter at that…) when you have a massive gyarados who eats all who dare oppose you?
Don’t run on your stubby baby legs like an asshole, fly. You’re a ghost for Christ’s sake.
The Gengar is already a brick joke. We’ve been played.
Holy wow, you’re right.
That comic’s gengar is just a plushy.
Not only does that comic has Jared with a Gengar, it also mentions IKEA… uncanny.
I kept reading the first line over and over again trying to figure out why the woman was saying “hello siri”
It totally looks like he’s about to rob a bank. Or steal a toddler’s lollipop.
Jared… that’s not how that works!
Well duh, Jared. You don’t have the shiny hot topic pins required to make traded pokemon listen to you!
I just now got the fact that event pokemon have 0 EVs therefore they aren’t trained at all. So when Jarred says it’s not well trained it’s true. I don’t know if that was the intended joke but it is like a little commentary on how these pokemon are leveled up to a battle-abel level but are still useless in a battle.
So, they’re halfway around the world from where pokemon are a common thing, right? Where’s Gengar gonna go? That daycare that Mr. Fish got banned from for eating the pokemon?
I got shiny gengar on the last day he was avauilable and Diance a few days later. Right now in pokemon I’m trying to breed a perfect Chansey :-)
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