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Yonkoma Nuzlocke: Fire Red

Yonkoma Nuzlocke: Fire Red

by eworm
Doug Runner and Gary Green Oak are best friends who embark from Pallet Town to journey across the Kanto region. They have different personalities, goals and struggles ahead of them, but both end up deeply involved in the brewing war between the nefarious terrorists calling themselves Team Rocket and the Pokémon League. Watch them and their Pokémon (as well as an absurdly immense cast of other characters) grow through fierce fights, ridiculous relationships, hypothetical headcanons and plentiful plot twists.
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Loose adaptation of a finished Pokémon Fire Red Nuzlocke run. As the name implies, consists mostly (but not exclusively) of humorous four-panel strips.
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Yonkoma Nuzlocke: Fire Red

Doug Runner and Gary Green Oak are best friends who embark from Pallet Town to journey across the Kanto region. They have different personalities, goals and struggles ahead of them, but both end up deeply involved in the brewing war between the nefarious terrorists calling themselves Team Rocket and the Pokémon League. Watch them and their Pokémon (as well as an absurdly immense cast of other characters) grow through fierce fights, ridiculous relationships, hypothetical headcanons and plentiful plot twists.
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Loose adaptation of a finished Pokémon Fire Red Nuzlocke run. As the name implies, consists mostly (but not exclusively) of humorous four-panel strips.

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*breathes in* *breathes out* GOD DANG YOU'RE A GENIUS.
Okay, so my best guess is... Weezing isn't actually there? Hence why the Aerial Ace felt like it did nothing?
You thought the Elemental Theory was the extent of my psycho mumbo-jumbo? Think again, buster brown! At last, I get to reveal the Pallet Town Triforce. The general idea behind Doug, Gary and Daisy is the Sinnoh trio of Knowledge, Willpower and Emotions respectively. Knowing, doing and feeling.

Daisy's strong suit is the Emotions. Despite being a whacko, she instinctively knows others' needs and helps them in her own twisted ways. She semi-raised Gary, gave Doug the journey push, not to mention her relationship with Erika. However, her weak point is the Knowledge part. Being so attuned to what others feel, she kinda assumes that's enough, that she doesn't need to learn much about others. She never dug deeper into Erika's past and we've seen in Chapter X how their otherwise great friendship was briefly in danger due to that. Daisy also straight-up ignored Sabrina's attempt at revealing her backstory.

Gary's main strength is the Willpower. When he cares, he's the man of action, ready to rush in and save the day. He helped rescue Doug at Mt. Moon, he actively requested a bodyguard for his family, he aims to become a Gym Leader and after the S.S. Anne incident he immediately did whatever he could to chase down them main suspect Erika. For crying out loud, he kickstarted this entire comic! However, he is weak in the Emotions department. Contrary to what it often looks like, he is not the suave, cool guy. He loses self-control in the most emotional situations and just falls back onto his default mode of "do something and do it right now". He completely fell for Erika's trick and almost burned her alive.

And finally, Doug. Were you to reread the comic with the theme of Knowledge in mind, you should notice many little moments where Doug showed to be not only learned, but also analytical and observant. He would've noticed the "NOT R" flower. He "diagnosed" Brom back on page #152, he was also the first to realize Vang's coaching potential, he even properly deconstructed and explained his own past crush on Erika for crying out loud. He's the thinking type through and through. Like, if he had a webcomic, he would use the comment section to go into long-winded rants about the themes behind his characters' personalities and whatnot, what a tool. When Gary was going berserk, Daisy was confused, Erika was faking and professor Oak was a Cacturne - who was it again that busted in with some actual deduction and facts to immediately defuse all the built-up tension? Doug's weak Willpower makes him struggle with actually using his talents properly, but now that he knows where his strengths lie, he's gonna (hopefully) make me eat all those jokes about how un-protagonistic he is.

There's also the three "stages of development" these three are in: Gary < Doug < Daisy. Yes Doug is ahead of Gary, blasphemy. But here's the thing. Gary began seemingly flawless, but his issues are now starting to reveal themselves - as in, only now. Doug started out aware of his issues and has been working through them all this time. And of course Daisy already had some of her biggest issues resolved at the beginning of the comic and even resolved the next one in the same chapter in which it revealed itself. Because of course she did. She's Daisy.

Anyway, enough of this unnecessarily deep exploration of characters - see you April 4th for the battle's conclusion!

♪~Comment if you care, follow if you fancy~♫
eworm
March 18th, 2019
@Miyto: You must be confusing YN with some other comic? Steen is a Beedrill. He can't talk and has some lingering psychic power around him (both due to Mewtwo), but he's absolutely a Beedrill.
Wait, wasn't Steen a pokemon in disguise?
Is this where his secret true form is, maybe. potentially, actually, alluded to?!?!!
Guest
March 14th, 2019
Wha-? How is Steen poisoned?!! Dun dun dun!
Abhornet- the bug type with abs.
eworm
March 14th, 2019
And so begins the struggle [insert chapter title here]. Say, I think one of these counters under the strip title might move as a result of this battle. Let's hope it's the right one, huh. As in, the left one. The right one would be the left one. Right?

Next time: a [Big] page! And guess what? To celebrate Yonkoma Nuzlocke's big comeback we ain't taking a break! That's right, just this once a [Big] will come without the typical delay! It's my comeback gift. Cherish it. God knows it's been long enough as it is since the last badge, am I right?

See you March 21st for Doug's fourth Gym Challenge and some character development for... Uxie?

♪~Comment if you care, follow if you fancy~♫
eworm
March 14th, 2019
Face it, if Gen VIII introduced a "scary bee" Pokémon named Abhornet, you wouldn't find the name weird at all. It's the kind of pun that'd fit right at home in this series. In fact I want a Bug/Dark mon named Abhornet now, legit. After all, Gen I had Beedrill and Gen IV had Vespiquen, so Gen VIII needs a bee Pokémon to set a new, totally not coincidental "bee-every-four-gens" pattern (Naganadel doesn't count). Do it, Sword&Shield.

There's a reason why Anzu reacted the way she did to Doug's pun, believe me... Don't ask me to explain it with an Anzu Lenzu panel though. I mean, I totally could, of course, but... Well, I mean, it should be obvious enough, right? No, you're the one who has no idea!

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eworm
March 14th, 2019
I'm pretty sure "shipping" means "repetitive gags", right? You know, like Gary pissing off Sabrina and getting sent flying? Or Doug completely misinterpreting Anzu's misinterpretations? That's all you need to create romance, right?
... somebody's gonna miss the sarcasm in that statement and post an angry comment. Don't worry, if I ever actually decide to go somewhere with any ship, you will get much more than running jokes.

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eworm
March 14th, 2019
Guys, I drew this strip way before February 27th. I totally predicted Pokémon Sword with that "iron blade" line and didn't even know it.

As demonstrated by Oliver, fourth-wall breaking allows you to see the future now. My powers are evolving.

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Post plz
Nice to see the pokes again.
You're really back in the swing of things now, and jumping right into a gym battle. Hurray for the revival!

Coincidences like switching outfits every gym battle is so much fun, like, didnt plan it but it worked out!
NINJA STUFF
Doug being knocked around with his eyes closed is kinda cute XD
Huh.
True that. A running gag that's not really a running gag. Anyways, can't wait for the Vs. Koga battle. And, will we see more "Anzu Lenzu" moments? Only time (And eworm) will tell.
Jurmala
March 7th, 2019
OH NO, Poor Gary! *gives Gary giant hug*
sdoniczx
March 7th, 2019
The PMD reference, love it xD
Welcome baaaaaackkkkk!! I missed you!
Guest
March 7th, 2019
Anzu looks like she's doing Hype in the first panel. LOl
I'm Japanese. . . Yet I never expected THIS to happen. . .