Well, I think this comic relies on blatantly picking apart some of the more vulnerable frige logic aspects of the game.
Like being able to name your rival "DOUCHE" (there was actually a strip where the rival's name was changed between Gary, Douche, and Blue several times, after strip had officially appeared on the site), and like your rival's line "smell ya later", and how you get money from defeating trainers.
Yes, the joke depends on noticing that it's a slowpoke. I like subtle jokes like that. :D
Edit: Okay, as subtle as something by the VG Cats people can get.
edited 29th Jun '09 6:51:27 PM by GlennMagusHarvey