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eworm
Childish INTJ storyteller. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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First Cathy and now this. A good, long sleep is a miraculous... and scary thing.

Next time: Well, you already know this is gonna be good. See you July 25th.

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The forbidden Sleep Transmutation. The ones who noticed that reference should now think about Riza the Natu's name and have a nice realization if they haven't already. No spoilers in the comments though!

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Fuji is one of those characters who just ignore what the author meant them to be and grow into their own thing. He was intended as an old mentor type with a hint of sarcasm, but he decided to be a sassy observer with a really well-hidden heart of gold. The funny thing is, strip #411 is gonna prove that change very appropriate.

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Me: Alright, the sYNc series. Just copy-pasting elements from older strips and putting text over it. These will save me plenty of time, since I won't have to draw anything.
My Brain: Hey, dude.
Me: What's up?
My Brain: Looker and Emma tho.
Me: ...
My Brain: Yup.
Me: Ah, dang it...

Why must I have ideas, seriously.

Anyway, here it is, the first episode of the "stuff You Never caught" miniseries. The best characters of Pokémon X&Y are here to find all my little easter eggs for you. This series will be quite sporadic with updates, but hopefully will provide some entertaining trivia. Trust me, I have plenty of material. And before you ask - yes, the first sYNc was supposed to be about the hidden spoiler in Erika's Gym, but I kinda couldn't wait. It made for a good "reboot" joke, though you can think of it as sYNc #00.

So yeah, somehow none of you seem to have guessed that Darwin Shoefog, the weirdest name possible, was hiding a secret. Annagrams, the oldest trick in the book. The dates were hiding the information about which page the flower thing would pay off on and the mother and daughter holding hands the whole time was intentional as well. That family has foreshadowing in their blood!

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@ZeroProStudio: People can be dual-types, sure, just check the Cast page. Koga is pure Dark though - unlike his dual-type wife and daughter.
That's a rather promising start to this next hundred pages if I do say so myself. Petrel wants two very convenient hostages, but he didn't account for Anzu just knowing her dad too well to fall for it. The explanation for how exactly she realized he was a fake will have to wait - it's time for Doug and Anzu vs Team Rocket!

You mean Anzu used secret code that revolved around her father's true ancestry and Kuroba Lott picked up on that? Can't imagine why.

This "2 pages more" update brought to you by the previous "2 pages less" update from the beginning of the chapter. Told you I'd make up for it.

Next time: eworm uses Mind Blown! It hits 2 times - on July 18th.

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Have you noticed?

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Guys, I don't want to alarm you, but I think we've just hit 400 pages. I swear, I have no idea how this comic just keeps going, but I'm pretty sure it has much to do with your support. Thank you for reading and commenting and (hopefully) enjoying. Let's enjoy this crazy ride for yet another hundred pages! #500 is gonna be crazy!

The rest of this author's comment is only for weirdoes like me. It contains a lot of random and copious amounts of unnecessary. Reader's discretion is advised.

It took exactly one year to reach #100, then barely under two years to reach #200, about walf (reminder: new useful word for "one and a half") a year to reach #300 and now over two years later we're at #400. Aside from that first hundo, we're averaging two years. And Doug has four badges on page #400, so I guess we'll be done with those around page #800? Maybe? That would suggest we'll get the last badge sometime before the year 2027, making me at least 35 by the time the comic ends.

...why do I do that to myself.

Well, to be fair, this last part had an over-a-year hiatus in the middle of it, so discounting that, it's actually been the fastest, rather than the slowest, progression from one "hundred" to the next. So it's been consistently getting faster after #200. That's a much nicer way to think about it.

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I mean, he's not wrong. Mayumi's costume does come from a cartoon character, remember?

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Hey, it's a (late) birthday cameo for Zero! Sorry for being late... and for implying you're closer in age to the comic's parents than the main characters, now that I think about it. But yeah, thanks for never spoiling Koga's backstory for anyone, despite having been there when he worked at a PokéMart and totally knowing about it all along.

Yes, all this "sticking to the ceiling" Koga does is just him being a tryhard. He's really a ninja, guys, for really realzies.

Still, respect for the guy. Most trainers are incapable of achieving a "Gym Leader" level of mastery with a Pokémon type unless they share the type themselves (spoiler for some of the Leaders' types, I suppose, but I've revealed almost all of them already) and have a natural affinity for the element. Koga managed to become a Poison expert without it - and he's putting a Dark spin on his fighting style, as we've seen, which makes him very unique even among the Leaders. This unusual mix is what's gonna help him achieve the Elite Four gig in the future, but that's a story for another time.

Yes, Koga was really good at making people think they want to buy more than they intended. The manager was devastated when he quit.

And yet he still can't control the part-Dark Raskal the Stunky...

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Well, now I'm just spoiling you with all this Elemental Exposition.

Here's my take on Poison, the Element of Death. Unlike most others, it doesn't describe how one acts or what one seeks, but rather one's perspective (more info on the Elemetal Theory's page). Poison types draw from and care about the past - and there is no better example for me to illustrate this point than the Doushi clan itself. A generations-long family with rich history, carefully maintained traditions, their sense of identity tied closely to their genealogy and customs... You might think those Viridian Rattata should be Poison types - but that's more of a learned survival technique. There's a reason why so many of my Rattata characters denied it while seeking power, prestige, love etc. But Kuroba Gorou's Hidden Power was definitely Poison type.

This is also why Poison type legendaries, while not ruled out completely, are still not a thing. They are, in a sense, incompatible with the element due to being one-of-a-kind. They mostly don't breed, so no families here, and they mostly live (and sometimes sleep) for hundreds or thousands of years, so their perception of time is vastly different.

There's also the matter of a potential Poison type Knight. It's not just the lack of legendaries - Poison types are the ones whose identities are molded most prominently by others, they can't help but learn from those who came before. But the Knights are chosen for their own skills and personalities. Learning from the previous Knights would defeat the purpose of the role having been passed on to someone else.

Both of these are not impossible, mind you - they are just naturally unlikely.

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Here we go with more Elemental Theory and, much more importantly, more Anzu.

That's right, to nobody's surprise Dark is the sneaky Element of Manipulation and the recent Gym battle was a demonstration. Even with the best intentions, Dark types just default to fooling and tricking you. Back on page #099, when I first gave a subtle hint on Elemental Theory being a thing, Mr. Zaiji used a Sableye's Dark tendencies to save Brom from Rocket clutches - which was itself a pretty Dark-type play. Admittedly, Sableye's Ghost typing played an even greater role in that, but that's for another time.

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To be fair, backstabbing is very ninja.

Next time: Koga's unbelievable secret (and type) revealed, on July 11th! Yes, I need to take a week-long break for life reasons, sorry.

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Koga's not actually that overprotective. He let his girl take a training trip by herself. It's just, now, you know... terrorists.

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"We dreamed of creating the adorablest Best Girl in the world..."
(Anzu stalks Doug from a tree)
"...and we succeeded."
(dies from moe)

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Pun names, appearing from above and Anzu. There, I've just summed up Koga's entire character.

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I never liked the English name they gave Kotone. For some reason the "r" sound just doesn't fit this character in my brain (not even the one in "Crystal"). But to keep the musical theme all her names go with - it's Melody. It's my default name for her in the games, aside from "Kotone" itself.

The Cast page updated with the Silph family.

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Mrs. Silph's first name is the closest thing to the Johto mom's name that I was able to find... the name of Crystal's mom from PokéSpe. Yeah, the one that slapped her daughter back to her senses during a crying fit and got stupidly censored for it in the English release, making it so that Crys got physically hurt by an angry stare. Because that makes all the sense!
Do buy the manga though, obviously. It's still absolute gold.

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When this girl grows up, men around her are gonna face expectations impossible to live up to.

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I put Bruno in a suit... Is it any surprise I'm banned from the Nuzlocke Forums?

The calendar picture by the amazing Zero of Jet's Black Nuzlocke's fame. Best Nuzlocke comic out there, just saying. She has a Patreon, just saying.

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@sina0266: Well, by the time I'm done with this comic, we'll likely have the Johto re-re-remake, so maybe I'll Nuzlocke that one ;)