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Webcomic / Rare Candy Treatment

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"I sometimes forget that this comic obligates me to draw pokémon as well, not just people."
Bumbazzle, [1]

Rare Candy Treatment is a Pokémon webcomic by Swedish artist Olle Johansson, also known as Bumbazzle/Bummer online. It's named after the Rare Candy item in said games, playing with the idea of it being an addictive drug (therefore requiring treatment). The first strip was uploaded in August 2010.

"But wait, how is this any different from all the other Pokémon fan comics out there?", you may ask. To answer your question, we'll present you the three key points of this webcomic: the first, its serious drawing style; the second, Black Comedy; 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 Mood Dissonance 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, all good things must come to an end, and as of 20 June 2014 the webcomic has ended, due to the author having done everything he wanted to do with it. This was then followed by the comic's original site expiring, and then by its Smack Jeeves mirror going down with the entire site on 2020. Thus, you can now only read the comic thorough the author's DeviantArt account, or though the original site's archive on the Wayback Machine.


This comic contains the following tropes:

  • Agony of the Feet: The DexBusters attempt to test Ponyta's Pokedex entry claiming that its hooves are 10 times harder than diamond... by jackhammering at them. We didn't see the result of the experiment, but given that the Ponyta screamed in pain just off-screen, it likely didn't end well.
  • Alt Text: Every strip has one that provides an extra punchline or commentary. They can only be seen on the official site uploads (which can now only be accessed via Wayback Machine).


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