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The Pokedex Project

The Pokedex Project

by effsnares
A LeafGreen Nuzlocke comic - updates every other Saturday

Des wants to be a Pokémon Ranger, and instead of accepting a scolarship at the prestigious Hoenn Ranger Academy, they're going to get their qualifications under Professor Oak as a researcher. Only this research involves one year of travelling around the beautiful Kanto to train and raise Pokémon.
The Pokédex Project is a story about how running away isn't always the cowardly thing to do, and how simple choices and relationships have the power to change your whole life - and others'.

Contains some (non-graphic) blood and violence, unintentional and intentional misgendering, very occasional foul language and, at the beginning, some bad artwork (it gets better, I swear!) PLEASE NOTE that Des' pronouns are they/them!!
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The Pokedex Project

A LeafGreen Nuzlocke comic - updates every other Saturday

Des wants to be a Pokémon Ranger, and instead of accepting a scolarship at the prestigious Hoenn Ranger Academy, they're going to get their qualifications under Professor Oak as a researcher. Only this research involves one year of travelling around the beautiful Kanto to train and raise Pokémon.
The Pokédex Project is a story about how running away isn't always the cowardly thing to do, and how simple choices and relationships have the power to change your whole life - and others'.

Contains some (non-graphic) blood and violence, unintentional and intentional misgendering, very occasional foul language and, at the beginning, some bad artwork (it gets better, I swear!) PLEASE NOTE that Des' pronouns are they/them!!

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Recent Comments

effsnares
September 17th, 2018
@Matthew: I don't make it a point to make it explicitly clear, because romance isn't my focus in this comic ;3c
Matthew (Guest)
September 16th, 2018
You'd think them sleeping in the same bed and the general romantic atmosphere would've clued me in on their relationship...
effsnares
September 8th, 2018
@gamerblackjacket: oh nooooo! :D
effsnares
September 8th, 2018
@Pichu 250: she will be missed! who knows, maybe we'll get to see her again...?
effsnares
September 8th, 2018
@Koal: My nuzlocke rules only apply to my actual gameplay! Lexi actually died in-game in the rival battle in Cerulean city. I kind of incorporated that when she got burnt in the comic by Flynn the charmander, but it was a very bad place pacing-wise to have her "die" in-comic. So I bided my time.
effsnares
September 8th, 2018
@ZavienF: I want to explore different solutions! Knives actually dying really changed Desmond as a trainer and I feel showing the in-game deaths as in-comic deaths would really quickly change the mood of the comic into a direction I'm not really ready to explore yet. Des needs to grow still, and Knives' death was a really big factor in how Des let themself get closer to their Pokémon.
effsnares
September 8th, 2018
@Mystic Fire: oh god I don't know if I should be sorry?? I'm glad you liked it???
Mystic Fire (Guest)
September 8th, 2018
I squealed really loud when I saw this updated now I'm trying not to cry and my grandparents are staring at me like I've lost it
ZavienF
September 7th, 2018
I'm really appreciating how you seem to be keeping death to a minimum, and are showing it as them just being released, still a sad time, but it could be worse...
Koal
September 7th, 2018
Well, that's one way to show a pokemon had to go without it needing to be a death according to nuzlocke rules.
Pichu 250
September 7th, 2018
... Goodbye Lexi.
gamerblackjacket
September 7th, 2018
that a sad yet happy moment that had on me if it wasn't because of my internet keeping me from reading all of the page right a way i would had cried
effsnares
July 31st, 2018
@Kattra: you are both right! :'''D There were so many stripes on this page, lineart-me remembered to do them but color-me did not.
Kattra
July 31st, 2018
@Dragongirl101: the stripes are there they're just really think if you'll take a close look there squiggles
Pichu 250
July 30th, 2018
Blushing right as you get knocked out? Jeez, does masochism sound familiar at all?

...JK that was an ingenious strategy. "I'm going to seduce Tesla just to figure out which one is real!" is a great strategy. Well written. All though so much for Seth not being there because "canoodling".
Poor Lexi
But man do I love Seth
Also every time this updates I reread the freaking comic
Dragongirl101
July 29th, 2018
Also, in a couple panels, Des’ pikachu is missing the brown stripes altogether.
Dragongirl101
July 29th, 2018
I did you know a Pikachu can have charm ;)
@effsnares: (pirate and the cariabean song)
this ship shall be the best in the world mates
effsnares
July 29th, 2018
@gamerblackjacket: I mean. yeah.