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  • Doakes' face when he kept spamming Magnitude.
  • Ruby, a man of priorities, gives us this exchange as Gulliver the Pelipper is flying him over Mossdeep while they're chasing Team Magma:
    Ruby: Hey is that a town?
    Gulliver: But what about Team Mag-
  • "Who's there? Show yourself!"
  • "Man, they don't pay me enough to edit these pages."
    • Goddamnit Ralph!
  • Sawyer's self esteem HARSHLY FELL.
  • "I don't understand... how could water be good?"
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  • The Warden getting his teeth back.
  • Pretty much this entire comic.
  • This exchange:
    Announcer: Let's see what you folks down in the stands think about our upstar little challenger...
    Mr. Fuji: I think he's cool. Much Poke-respect.
    Erika: He's pretty chill. Y'know, for a square.
    Bill: I think...
  • A good Mood Whiplash moment. During Ruby's final battle with Gary, after Bruce fails to finish off Blastoise with a Blast Burn and must recharge, Blastoise grabs Bruce, fires off a Hydro Pump point-blank, and misses.
  • Some moments with Ruby's conversation with Giovanni in the finale such as showing him the Kabuto, and this exchange:
    Giovanni: Fortunately you still have the Masterball so you can end all of thi-
    [Ruby breaks the Masterball]
    Giovanni: [Beat] WHAT THE FUCK
    Ruby: Sorry, Giovanni... but rules are rules. ''[Flies away on Bruce]'
    Giovanni: WHAT RULES?!
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  • Giovanni and Maxie in prison. Fucking priceless.
    Maxie: So... How do you feel about water?
  • When Ruby finds Hilbert's body in the closet his response of "Arceus Christ" is just hilarious.
  • Ruby's reaction to being forced to pick Oshawott. The expressions on Oshawott's face make it even better.
  • Ghetsis has only just shown up and his speech is golden. "Allow me to reveal a simple truth. Pokemon fucking hate you. Seriously, you capture and pit them against each other their will. Would they fight back if they wanted to be caught?"
    • And the cop telling them about orders to "liberate" the park. After a complaint about freedom of speech, "Oh yeah? Well I've got freedom of repel." [cue using the pepper spray to get them out]
  • Meeting N:
    N: Your Pokémon... it's talking.
    Ruby: No he's not.
    Luke: No I'm not.
  • Ruby sees Professor Juniper for the first time:
    Ruby: Wait a minute...
    [Ruby sees Bianca peeking out from behind Juniper]
    Ruby: [while running away] FUCK FUCK FUCK
  • The first course.
    • Ruby's Pansear VS. Cilan's Pansage.
  • Ruby stealing, Cheren and Bianca's gift, and his plans for Senor Fluf once he finds what's inside.
    Bianca: FUCKING MONKEY!!
    • "Yeah, back in college me and Juniper did "experiments" together all the time..."
  • Fennel's brief flashback of her time at Castelia University with Juniper after Bianca asks how she knows the detailed effects of Dream Mist. The strip makes the use of Dream Mist out like a bad LSD trip.
    Fennel: ...I read it in a book. [Ruby knows she is lying]
    • What made it more amusing was Minccino's expression in the flashback with Fennel and Juniper can be seen as funny given the two were on a Mushroom Samba.
    Nuzlocke: Don't do drugs. You'll make Minccino sad.
    • To add to that, the Plasma Grunts seeing Satan just chilling behind Ghetsis is pretty funny.
  • Ruby and Cheren decide to team up. Cheren takes things to far and ends up ripping a heart out of a grunt's chest. Grunt's response?
    Grunt: What the hell, man...
  • This moment in the museum:
    Burgh: Castelia...? ...That's MY turf!
    Ruby: And who are you suppose to be?
    Burgh: I'm a friggin' gym leader, who the hell are you?
    Ruby: Wow. A gym leader not being in their gym and actually doing their goddamn job. There's a surprise.
  • Ruby and a Petilil have a kawaii showdown.
    • And the Plasma Grunt's subsequent reaction of pure horror.
    • It's even funnier now that there is new merchadise on the site shop showing them in "Kawaii-Mode".
  • Ruby's reaction to Bianca asking Iris to be her bodyguard despite being younger than she is, and seemingly implying that she chose her because she was Black. His reaction is then echoed by Ghetsis in the following scene.
    Ruby: I can't tell if you're being racist or just retarded right now.
  • Ghetsis and Bronius discussing people from Johto and their calling habits.
    • "There is nothing wrong with people from Hoenn" in the same panel with Ruby about to break into a window on a vehicle.
  • The entire arc where Ruby catches Victini. First, when Ruby finds him, the Victini, in the dark, makes a Badass Boast about itself, only to be interrupted by them turning on the lights, revealing he lives in a modest apartment. Which soon Ruby mocks him for only being lvl. 15, while Pauly accidentally views Victini's blog, hitting his Berserk Button. Which leads to Ruby pelting him with a mountain of Pokeballs before he gives up. Ruby also gets some nice revenge on Burgh shortly afterwards.
  • Pretty much every thing about Episode 9.1. Here are some notable examples:
    • The famous scene with Bianca and her father in Nimbasa City was Tear Jerker in the games; in this comic, it becomes a Soap Opera parody.
    • Vincent's less than amused face when Ruby enters him into an elegant-themed musical. Bonus points when Ruby off-handedly mentions that he intended to enter Princess, but selected him instead. As for the play?
    '"It. Was. Elegant!" -Nimbasa City Times
  • Episode 10 has Ruby and Luke "recruited" or get sent to jail to take down some Plasma Grunts. All that is needed to know is Luke smoking something, Ruby killing the grunts thanks to Clay, and needing therapy as said gym leader leaves.
  • All of Ruby's taunts towards the Shadow Triad in episode 11.

Robotv 7's Nuzlocke Challenge (FireRed and Sapphire):

  • From Robot 7's comic there's his attempt to make his Hitmonlee more unique.
    Let's see what TMs we have... *finds Attract* oh god yes...
  • Also from Robot:
    Robot: Man, i should switch Pchooooo out... (Beat) Naw, you can do it Pchooooo!
    Pchooooo: [sweat]
    Robot: We need a critical hit.
    Not a critical hit.
    Robot: [gasp]
    Pchooooo: [tears]
    Machop used.. Focus Energy!
  • Robot altering Dewford's trendy phrase.
    Kid: Are you sure...?
    Robot: Positive.
    Kid: OK! Hey everyone! The new trendy thing to say is ADULT TOYS! (Robot runs off laughing)

Freddy's Nuzlocke Adventure:

Nonparael's Nuzlocke Runs:

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Manic's Screenshot Runs:

  • Rayquaza turns Archie and Maxie into bloody smears on the ground after it gets Kyogre and Groudon to calm down in Derpy Emerald. Manic and his party do not care in the slightest.
  • In Fatal Platinum, how does our protagonist keep Lucian out of his mind? By conjuring up mental images of the most grotesque, hilariously vile things he can think of. The only thing specifically noted is "Pichu/Miltank pairings," but... well. And then when Lucian tries to read his Medicham (who has been a serious character throughout the run):
    Lucian: Brrrr...let's see what you have in YOUR mind instead. A fellow psychic would never-
    Diell: Hippowdon lapdance.
    Lucian: OH COME ON!
  • Manic tearing down the Voltorb Flip mini-game in Spirit Electrum to get thousands and thousands of coins, and the team's proceeding reactions.
    *Manic advances to Lv. 7 of Voltorb Flip*
    Link: WHAT THE FUCK.
    Manic: What? It's easy.
    Will: The old guy is staring at you like you've got a tree growing out of your head!
    Gail: It's only a matter of time until you make a fatal mistake!
    Link: Ha! Gail's right. I mean, sure, you got this far, very nice. But this is the maximum level. There's no way you can-
    *Manic clears Lv. 7 as well*
    Link: What are you?!
  • During Blinding Light, Mccoy the Escavalier sweeps Marshal while doing a hoedown. Which is funny in itself, but this tidbit stands out.
    Zerzan: I can't believe this is working.
    X-4: He'd probably stop if Vile told him to. Vile?
    Vile: Yee Haw.
    X-4:Well, okay then.
  • Once Manic reaches Goldenrod City in Argent Ante, he eventually returns to Voltorb Flip. The reactions are gold, especially Manic's complete nonchalance about it.
    Velvet: You've won...more than ten thousand coins in an hour?
    Manic: Yeah, I had a few setbacks. Unlucky picks, things like that. I can still afford a nice TM, though!
    Alli: Uh, this guy looks ready to shit enough bricks to build a house. Maaaaybe we should call it quits for now?
    Manic: Hmmm? Yeah, I guess so. See you around!
    Voltorb Flip Guy: Please, I have a family!
  • And in Full Circle, when Manic needs to choose a game to win May's soul back from Giratina, he chooses... Voltorb Flip, naturally.
  • For the Sacred Spectre Q&A, two people decided to ask a question to Nate, the boy Manic was inhabiting during this run. The answer given?
    *beep beep beep* We're sorry, the character you're trying to reach has been disconnected or is no longer in service. Please check your number and dial again.
  • In 'Dark Stars', Manic realizing he was put into this Sinnoh as Sophie's Chimchar...and then squeeing over the fact he is an Adamant Chimchar with Iron Fist. Then Manic gives us this gem when learning Ember:
    Manic: Nice!
    Sophie: You learned a Fire attack! That's great!
    Manic: Hang on, I want to try something.
    Sophie: We really should get home, Manic...
    Manic: It'll only take a second, I promise!
    Sophie: All right, just a second.
    Manic: Let's see here. Strike the pose, move the hands like so, and...(Picture of Ryu firing a Hadouken is shown)
    Sophie: What does Hadoken mean?
    Manic: Oh nothing important. Yessssss...
    Maylene: Holy-
    Sophie: WOW!
    • And again against Byron's Aggron:
    Manic: Mind if I double down on this one?
    Sophie: Manic? Sure, go ahead.
    Manic: I think I can make this at least a little interesting.
    Sophie: You can? I'm all for that.
    Manic: Just a bit of stick-and-move...that's right, big guy, follow the leader...
    Byron: Your Infernape is getting into close range with my Aggron on purpose? He's brave, I'll give him that, but-
    Manic: (Uses Sky Uppercut) SHORYUKEN!
  • During Manic and Lance's first match in Spirit Electrum, Lance boasts that no one in Manic's party has the power to stand up to his Charizard. Anemoi is having none of it.
    Anemoi: EXCUSE ME.
    Manic: Hey, what're you doing with Lana's pokeball?!
  • When Proton is reencountered during Manic's Radio Tower raid in Spirit Electrum, Manic and his party make it very clear how little a threat Proton poses to them:
    Manic:Let us pray the pimp's prayer.
    Grace:Lord, please pray for the soul of this bitch.
    Rebbeca:And guide my p-pimp hand and make it strong, lord!
    Link:So that she might learn a ho's place!
    Manic: *SMACK!* Now stay down!
  • Edge realizing in Spirit Electrum that Mt.Silver isn't actually a mountain of silver.

Nuzlocke: The Gold Standard

  • The sheer amount of Lampshade Hanging, in general.
    • And Mike and Silver's snark-offs.
    Silver, angrily: Ha. My sides split. Don’t you just think you’re the funniest?
    Mike: I try not to challenge public opinion too much.
  • Within the first real scene it refers to Mike's great Fetch Quest, which is struck out and replaced with 'epic journey'.
  • 'Any minute now a bird outside is going to start tweeting a counter-melody, and when that happens there's nothing left but for The Author to get out Pokemon Platinum and hope that a new run turns out better this time.'
  • Professor Elm's unseen but highly scientific research, which involves an electrical buzzing, a lot of shouting and 'the unmistakable noise of something being hit repeatedly against a table edge', which leaves the floor and walls burnt and steaming when Mike enters.
  • 'In that case, my starter will be Kingdra-'
  • The scene with the police back in Elm's lab after they were robbed.
    • And then the scene with the Pokemon-catching-tutorial lady. 'I-AM-NOT-SHOUTING. I-AM-TALKING-IN-CAPITALS-AND-DASHES. THERE-IS-A-DIFFERENCE.'
    • 'Run'.
  • 'No combination of vowel sounds can do full justice to the noise Mike's mum made on meeting his starter. It included noises only recognised by small furry animals.'
  • (The description of the move Leech Life has been removed in the name of common decency.)
  • Elm's request when handing over the Egg, turned into a cosmic feat of awkwardness. 'You want me to be its mother?'
    Aide: Oh, well now, it's not quite like that-
    Mike: How isn't it?!
    • The Egg generally seems to be a very good source of innuendo, such as the scene where it hatches.
  • Upon arriving in Goldenrod City, Mike's team proceed to blow all his money on all the many attractions. In the form of a music parody, to the tune of Lonely Island's 'Japan'.
    • Which then comes back to bite Sammy and Kate, when the Miltank Mike catches outside Olivine City turns out to be the same one as the one they dunked in the river back in Goldenrod.
  • Zach mistaking the voices of his team members for the summons of Arceus, which then gives him the impression on hearing them argue with each other that the Poke-God is having an identity crisis.
  • In the seventy-fourth annual Bug-Catching Contest, Mike lures out a Scyther by hanging one of his team members up as bait and then as soon as one shows up dump-tackling it and wrestling it himself. Made funnier by Archie's Captain Oblivious mutterings about general unfairness of life as behind him his trainer fights a giant preying mantis monster with his bare hands.
  • Harry the Sudowoodo.
  • 'Name’s Bill. PC designer, professional Pokemaniac. I proved recently that the Internet is a series of tubes.'
  • Upon Kate's evolution into a Fearow
    'What? Never seen a bird with a mohawk before?'
  • Mike's total inability to navigate either Morty or Pryce's Gyms.
  • Nikki's excitement at the thought of meeting pirates on the open seas, never having left Union Cave before. Even the fact that there are none doesn't dissuade her.
    • And then she squees at the sight of the Red Gyrados while everyone else is panicking.
  • The All-Natural Snake Oil Cianwood medicine.
  • 'What do you want me to do with this, eat it?'
  • Colin does some late-day grinding to evolve into the Espeon he's wanted to be for the last five chapters. He does evolve... but he misses sunset by thirty seconds and becomes an Umbreon. The Big "NO!" and sheer sense of karmic backlash make it.
  • After catching a Girafarig from a nearby route, Kate tells Mike that 'you need another Normal type like you need a hole in your head. I could provide you with either of those if you ask.'
  • The Dressing as the Enemy sequence. All of it. When Mike sends Solenoid to steal a Team Rocket uniform for him, he forgets to specify a male one. This leads to everyone from the Executives to the Director to his rival all being very surprised and worried to see him attempting to rescue an entire city in a black skirt and short top. In the end he just gives up and says 'It's one of those kinds of days'.
  • The Director's I Am Very British speech style.
  • Perish Song, it turns out, is a Rickroll.
  • Karen's somewhat romanticised depiction of the Dark-type being completely ruined by the existence of, well, Colin.
  • When Mike goes round his team after the Championship battle and tells them how much he values them and their committment, when it comes to Colin he just bluntly tells it as it is - Colin is a dick that he can't stand. Colin replies that he appreciates the honesty.

Jet's Black Nuzlocke

  • Cheren's Oshawott. Just...Cheren's Oshawott.
    • Bianca's Snivy, too.
  • Tepig's reaction when Jet decides to name him "Sir Francis".
  • "Snivy...used...LEER!"
    • When Jet's mom sees what a mess the battle made: "Mom...used...LEER!"
    • Professor Juniper finds it hilarious too! And she proceeds to throw Pokeballs and Pokedexes at them.
  • N's first meeting with Jet. Her hair reminds him of his Zorua and he ends up having a flashback to her. Fade back to the present and N is absentmindedly petting Jet's hair, much to Jet's (understandable) confusion and discomfort.
  • While Jet and her ever growing team is traveling, we get this story's explanation for the NPC who informs you of ledge jumping.
    NPC: (wearing a monocle, mustache and tophat and holding a cane) Hey, check this out! (jumps ledge)
    Jet: Amazing!
    • Before that, Lilly the Lillipup leaps to hug Firedog the Patrat to welcome him to the team, only for him to push her aside.
  • Oshawott's reaction to losing.
  • Broccoli the Pansage failing to show up for his first gym battle. When he returns, Lilly gives him an angry smack for abandoning them...and then hugs him for coming back.
  • Chili turns out to have slept through the first gym battle.
  • When Jet meets N in the Pinwheel Forest, she tries to guess his name by essentially reciting the entire alphabet.
  • N's Failed Attempt at Drama in Route 4. He's about to walk away all cool and mysterious-like...and then he faceplants into the sand.
  • In order to get Percy and Val out of prison to help her speak to N, Jet agrees to do all sorts of community service for Clay. It eventually culminates in Clay having Jet make him a sandwich and she's just about to finish doing so when she realizes that he's just taking advantage of her at that point.
    • Shortly afterward we get her battling Clay—what follows is the funniest Nuzlocke death ever: No one actually dies—Jet sends Tutu out to fight Clay's Excadrill, the Excadrill glares angrily at Tutu...and Tutu proceeds to pack up a suitcase, put on a hat, salute Jet and fly out the nearest window.
  • Major the Tranquill evolves in the middle of his battle with Skyla's Unfezant. Skyla's Unfezant promptly becomes too smitten to fight him.
  • Alder challenges Cheren to a battle in Twist Mountain...and ends up singing the Snow Miser song about his Vanilluxe. And if that weren't enough, he convinces Cheren to sing the Heat Miser version about his Pansear, which Cheren does...while blushing profusely, showing that he's internally dying of embarrassment about this whole scenario. Even better, Cheren lampshades how pointless the whole thing was only for Alder to admit that there wasn't a point to it anyway (although he implies shortly after that it was to distract Jet's Pokemon from the fact that Jet seems to be missing).


  • Kindle demonstrates that he just learned Smokescreen - by using it on Rooke.
  • Scout the Sentret vs Granite the Geodude. Being used to OHKO-ing things, Scout gets increasingly angry with all the many Scratches he has to do - and Granite's total obliviousness just makes it better.
  • Scout also bashing a poorly-drawn Hoppip out of the air as part of a training montage.
  • Rooke's Take a Third Option approach to Bugsy's Gym puzzle.
  • Battles that were quick in the game tend to be done quickly and humourously in the comic, but special mention goes to Granite's two-panel OHKO of Vincent's Zubat in Azalea.
  • Ilex Forest is one big series of events designed to terrify Rooke. This might be the funniest depiction of Trauma Conga Line ever seen.
  • As soon as Rooke drops Cara the Drowzee and Lacy the Rattata off in the Day Care:
    Cara: So... Lacy, right? (Grins) Let's talk about boys.
  • Rooke celebrates getting Kai the Dratini with a The Lion King homage - on the roof of the Game Centre.
  • Boss the Butterfree is a pint-size badass. And he knows it. It gets even better after he gets the TM for what became his Signature Move - Hyper Beam.
  • Kito the Casanova Wannabe Vulpix entering the comic to the tune of "Sexy Back".
  • Ojo the Magnemite/ton's excessive jitteriness.
  • When Rooke gets to Olivine Lighthouse, she encounters some stoppage points:
    Sailor: Hey, welcome to the lighthouse! We should battle!
    Rooke: Uh, no thanks, I actually just wanted to go see if I could help the sick Poke-
    Sailor: NO. BATTLE.
  • Chuck's Artificial Stupidity leads to a very dumb Gym battle. His Primeape abuses Double Team, despite Kenya's Aerial Ace having perfect accuracy. Then he gets Kenya down to a killing blow... and opts for Hypnosis instead. Kenya dodges easily and wins.


  • From Dennis's Revenge: The Johto Takeover:
    Falkner: Dennis, why do you seek to fix what Arceus (who is masquerading as Silver) has done?
    Dennis (actually Genosect in human form): Look at this place! Legendaries all over, level 3 fully evolved Pokemon, even Pokemon that don't belong in their regions are here! And you still have your two derps!
    Falkner: You did NOT just call my precious birds DERPS! I'll take you down! Go, Pidgey!
  • In Lenni's white run, when Nel's sewaddle evolves.
  • Azer's run has at least one in every page... but a combination of the earlier image of Godzilla (a charmeleon) hugging Azer and the later statement "He likes hugs" takes the cake for this troper.
  • In Aouli's run, Canterbury the Butterfree explains to the protagonist what "flashing" is. And no, not the HM move.
  • Pencil's Leaf Green Nuzlocke Drunk Dallas makes everything better
  • Azza's LeafGreen run at the beginning of comic 8, when Jasmine the Jigglypuff joins the party:
    Jasmine: (using Sing) I wake up in the morning feeling like P-Diddy...
    Azza: NO. Learn real music. (puts a pair of headphones on Jasmine)
    Jasmine: What the... (music starts blasting, Jasmine becomes stunned)
    • In comic 10, during the training.
      Esther: Ow! Ow! Ow!
      Esther learned something!
      Minge: See? There is no problem that can't be solved by hitting it until it does something you want.
  • In Oh Gosh, Platinum Nuzlocke, naming a psyduck "Implying I."
    Implying I used water gun. Implying I grew to level 18. Implying I can't learn more than four moves. Implying I forgot how to use tail whip. Implying I learned confusion!
    Oh Gosh: That was amusing. *boxes Implying I*
  • Why its probably okay to have the No Dupes rule on, after getting 5 of the same damn thing, you are like a derp magnet. And yes, there is a facepalm.
    • The following comic provides possibly the best ever interpretation of a Diglett's body underneath the soil. It must be seen for itself, to describe it would be to spoil it.
  • Urahara's Scorched Earth Nuzlocke:
    (after nicknaming a Skiploom Deedeelion)
    Verona the Mismagius: You're the most creative person.
    Jasmine: Shut up. Or do you want me to rename you oldladyhat?
  • In Infecting the World: The Ultimate Bug Monolocke, ZP's opinion on Victory Road's boulder puzzles:
    "It's like there are magical fuck-you gnomes that want to make your day miserable."
  • Golden Bells has a very funny prologue. Starts off serious, with a text about the challenge, all while the protagonist is being dragged by her starter.
  • French's Fire Red nuzlocke features Wilton the Gloom. Talking his way through the Cerulean Gym
  • This guy makes the best of a bad situation.
  • In Nix's Nuzlocke, Quinn switches bodies with Bill and immediately turns on him. When they switch back, she makes a beeline for him, but is stopped by Amazon's Stun Spore.

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