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It's a hard life

It's a hard life

by Qlock
Robin is ten years old and travels through Kanto with her pokemon to find a place to call home. This is a story about struggle, survival and friendship in a cruel world.

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This is a Nuzlocke comic. Contains swearing, violence and death. And sometimes some gore.
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Updates in batches every other Monday.
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680
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5 Months Ago
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2,243
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It's a hard life

Robin is ten years old and travels through Kanto with her pokemon to find a place to call home. This is a story about struggle, survival and friendship in a cruel world.

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This is a Nuzlocke comic. Contains swearing, violence and death. And sometimes some gore.
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Updates in batches every other Monday.

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Everytime you post a new page, I get the same thrill and feeling of excitation. No matter when or what, I'll always be here.
Wishes
Hi, I'm not a person good with words, but I really love your comic. Still waiting, hope you are doing well and will continue soon :)
Nidoking!
OMG he already has Nidoking! So I suppose you won't stick to game team and won't play it like Kangaskhan survived the battle.
ANd here I was expecting Kangaskhan to die during the second battle
PLease
Just leave now!! don't make Pluto regret helping you out
Did he?!
Did Kato just tore open a Machoke's ribcage?
Dang they really haven't learned their lesson..

They've been training together, I'd have thought they'd have learned how to beat without killing by now..
;)
Dear Qlock,

Thank you so much for your wonderful webcomic.
It's one of the darkest, yet most accurate takes on the pokémon universe I have seen so far.
Integrating the nuzlocke aspect to your pokémon story was nothing short of a stroke of genius: it completely takes away the childish,unrealistic mechanic of "oh my pokémon fainted? no biggy, i'll just revive him at a pokécenter or with this crystal that i found" . It gives the whole story a Game of Thrones feel: (almost) any important character can die at any time.
Your characters really come to live through their bonds, flaws, natures and how they overcome hardships. Most importantly, they live and die for each other and try to cope with the consequences that that brings.
It inspired me to do my own nuzlocke challenge of the original pokémon blue(bought it on my 3DS in E-shop): in honour of your story I named my player Robin and if I encountered the same pokemon you did, I named them after yours(hope that's okay). I took a squirtle named Puck of course and then I got lucky with my encounters: I met a female nidoran(named Cogito, turned to nidoqueen), a
sandshrew(named Kato, turned to sandslash), a
bellsprout(named Swann, turned victreebell. also a second one, named Peach) and a snorlax that I named Pluto. No sparrow or weedle though. A jigglypuff(named Lana, turned wigglytuff) completed my team. From pallet town to mewtwo(i captured him somehow with no losses, right before he would be killed by toxic lol), I lost 5 pokémon in total. Two pidgeys( Sirocco and Kalima), a rattata turned raticate( Regina :)), a butterfree (C ) and finally a diglett (Kratos). Through careful grinding and a lot of potions I avoided any more losses but it was a hell of a lot more intense. Wish I could post a picture of the hall of fame.
Judging by the date, it's been a while since the last update and maybe it was the final one. If that's the case, thank you again for what you have given so far, it really touched me. If not, I'll eagerly await the next update with the rest of the readers here.

Thanks again
plz!
Plz next comic Plz~~~~~~~
Guest
January 12th, 2018
Did that orange-haired guy get trampled? I've never noticed it before when reading this...
Guest
January 12th, 2018
I know the idea is that Cogito was wreckless (yes I know how the chapter ends), but considering the number of pokeballs in this room, and the fact that she's obviously been going through several rooms like this, releasing all the pokemon, I think her actions were fairly justified. She saved a lot of pokemon.
@Eman: and they say patience is a virtue. Its a free webcomic so enjoy what you got.
Thiiiis issss soooo gooood !!!
The action, the characters' development, the feels! Oh my god the feels. Like,i genuinely hadn't gotten so emotional on fictional work in years. I wish you the best of lucks for this new year and i hope you'll continue fir the years to come
Hello
Happy new year in Korea I hope to see continue
Soon?
I really hope we get a new comic soon, I have read the entire series to this point 5 frickin times and I am losing interest, please hurry!
Happy 2018! I hope to see the story continue, someday.
REUNION!
Decided to start reading today and couldn't stop thanks to all the laughs/feels, what an amazing ride up to the finish, now I have to wait with the rest of yall..
Gyarados Take 2
No Swann this time for mr gyarados...
Anyone Remember?
This is how Robin helped Cogito to evolve!
Guest
December 29th, 2017
I hope he's okay. Last thing we heard he went on a trip... let's hope nothing bad happened on this trip...
Guest
December 28th, 2017
Hey! Just wanted to chime in to say thank you so much for this comic! It is by far my favorite online, the artistry and characterization are both absolutely amazing, and it ALWAYS brings a smile to my face to see more of this wonderful story!
"Are you still there?"
I couldn't possibly think of a worse way to die. Despite all the death I've seen in this series of characters I've loved; this one shocks me the most.