Webcomic: Rare Candy Treatment
"I sometimes forget that this comic obligates me to draw pokémon as well, not just people."Rare Candy Treatment is a Pokémon webcomic by Bumbazzle / Bummerdude. It's named after an item in said games, the rare candy, and playing with the idea of it being an addictive drug. (therefore requiring treatment)Most likely what differentiates this Pokémon webcomic from others are three things: its serious drawing style, Black Humor, and great focus on the trainers (instead of the traditional focus on the creatures). This actually gives the comic series a certain Mood Dissonance with the usual Pokémon friendly and nice atmosphere, which all things considered ends up being quite enjoyable.As of 20 June 2014, the webcomic has ended, due to author having done everything he wanted to do with it.It can be found here.
This comic contains the following tropes
- Agony of the Feet: It turns out a Ponyta's hooves aren't harder than diamond.
- A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Nasty Plot, apparently.
- Black Comedy: Makes up a good portion of the comic.
- Blood Knight: Every Pokemon trainer.
- 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.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Magnemite learns Magnet Rise!
- Dream Apocalypse: Spoink used Dream Eater!
- Epic Fail: This.
- For Science!: the Dexbusters.
- Hello, Insert Name Here: "His name is Asshat!"
- Jerkass: What every Pokemon trainer appears to be painted as.
- Mundane Utility: Arceus is used for lighting up a cave.
- No Sell: Flying-types and ground attacks.
- Perpetual Frowner: Gastly.
- Power Incontinence: Abomasnow's hailstorm.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: 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.
- Reality Ensues: Bumbazzle's take on how awful the game would be if it were more realistic
- The Sleepless: Hypno.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Alakazam can beat a computer at chess and solve a Rubik's Cube in seconds. Ask it to learn a fifth move, however...
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?: 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.