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[[caption-width-right:279:[[Series/MythBusters DEXBUSTED!]]]]

->''"I sometimes forget that this comic obligates me to draw pokémon as well, not just people."''
-->- '''Bumbazzle'''. [[http://bummerdude.deviantart.com/art/Mindblowing-269980563]]

''Rare Candy Treatment'' is a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' webcomic by Bumbazzle / Bummerdude. It's named after an item in said games, the ''rare candy'', by playing with the idea of it being an addictive drug. (therefore requiring treatment)

"But wait, how is this any different from all the other ''Pokémon'' fan comics out there?" You may ask, and to answer your question, we'll present you the three key points of this webcomic: the first, its serious drawing style, the second, BlackComedy, and the third, the great focus on the trainers (instead of the traditional focus on the creatures). These three things together actually give the comic series a certain MoodDissonance with the usual ''Pokémon'' friendly and nice atmosphere, which, all things considered, ends up being quite enjoyable, and has ''certainly'' contributed to the comic's great popularity.

But alas, children, all good things must come to an end ([[Videogame/BattleBlockTheater except for pizza, pizza will always be there]]), and, as of 20 June 2014, the webcomic has ended, due to author having done everything he wanted to do with it. This was then followed the comic's original site expiring, meaning you can now only read the comic thorough the author's Website/DeviantArt [[https://bummerdude.deviantart.com/ account]], through the comic's [[http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=83853 mirror]] on Website/SmackJeeves, or though the original site's unusually though [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160103230754/http://www.rarecandytreatment.com:80/ archive]] on the Website/WaybackMachine, which has hundreds of different snapshots for ''individual pages''.

!!This comic contains the following tropes
* AgonyOfTheFeet: It turns out a Ponyta's hooves aren't harder than diamond.
* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1358419/mindblowing/ Nasty Plot, apparently.]]
* BlackComedy: Makes up a good portion of the comic.
* BloodKnight: [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1381224/i-like-shorts/ Every Pokemon trainer.]]
* {{Crossover}}:
** The ''[=DexBusters=]'' combine ''Series/MythBusters'' with the [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokedex]].
** The ghost pokémon are caught by the Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}.
** The [[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Gem]].
** Ruins of [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/961967/ruins-of-alph/ Alf]].
* {{Cult}}: One comic features one that worships Missingno.
* {{Deconstruction}}: A lot of dark or silly things in ''Pokémon'' are analyzed. For instance, one Hypno with "Insomnia" will be doomed to sleep-less life.
** Similarly, breeding Pokemon until the one with [[MinMaxing just the right nature]] leads to [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/950442/the-breeders-dilemma/ massive ecological upheaval.]]
** Even darker, the Elemental Stones are said to give off a strange sort of radiation that causes certain Pokemon to evolve. What else does radiation cause? [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1499808/overgrow/ Cancer.]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Magnemite learns Magnet Rise!
* DreamApocalypse: [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1562036/paradise-lost/ Spoink used Dream Eater!]]
* EpicFail: [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1332977/sleep-tackle/ This.]]
* ForScience: the Dexbusters.
* HelloInsertNameHere: [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1783102/heritage/ "His name is Asshat!"]]
* {{Jerkass}}: What every Pokemon trainer appears to be painted as.
* MundaneUtility: [[OlympusMons Arceus]] is used for [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1041745/divine-purpose/ lighting up a cave]].
* NoSell: [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1743829/awkward-boner/ Flying-types and ground attacks.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1105078/behind-the-mask/ Gastly.]]
** [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1632190/baby-dont-hurt-me/ And the Cryognoal.]]
* PowerIncontinence: Abomasnow's hailstorm.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Machamp can throw a thousand punches in half a minute. Too bad the Pokedex says it should be able to do it in ''two seconds''.
* RealityEnsues: [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1468394/fear-of-change/ Bumbazzle's take on how awful the game would be if it were more realistic]]
** [[http://www.rarecandytreatment.com/comics/1448994/moving-tales/#cpage With physics applied to boot]].
* TheSleepless: Hypno.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Alakazam can beat a computer at chess and solve a [[RubiksCubeInternationalGeniusSymbol Rubik's Cube]] in seconds. Ask it to learn a fifth move, however...
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: a December 2012 strip features a Cryogonal with this motivation to find out what it is due to being a gender-neutral Pokemon who can be taught Attract. Sadly, he never learns what it is.