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I love Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, especially the unique (among Pokemon games, at least) stories they are able to create in the series. I also love to explore different types of stories and character concepts, which is why I like to write, and channel most of it to Dungeons and Dragons characters. I read and watch a lot of high fantasy and science fiction, and will continue to be a fan of both the Spice and Wolf series and the Dragon Storm Trilogy for the foreseeable future.
When playing the games, the one reason I have my character learn Rest early on is for berry conservation. It's actually quite useful for that, especially when you can convert max elixers into 8 more oran berries for yourself.
Just wanted to let you know, I saw this comic in an ad when reading another comic on Smackjeeves, and I have to say I'm glad! This has been great so far, and has definitely earned a spot in my RSS reader!
@Shotgun Chuck: I think Mewtwo is dealing with an inflated ego here, since he is often referred to as one of the smartest Pokemon in the world. In addition, he proves this by not losing as often as most other (non-legendary) Pokemon. Due to this, when he does fail, it hits him hard, irrationally hard even.
I was waiting for this...
I knew after Darkrai was saved this would be coming, since in many ways Darkrai's story parallels Mewtwo's. I've been awaiting the bond they will create, now I don't have to much longer.
@PJSam I have two theories in regards to this:

* It could be that the severing of one universe from the other is not instantaneous, or fleeting connections back could still be being made. In that case, Hoopa could still go back and forth between the two universes, possibly with certain limitations.
* It's probable that Hoopa's a fourth dimensional pokemon, much like Celebi is able to travel back and forth through time, due to the portals transporting individuals instantaneously across space. If that is the case, it might be the case that Hoopa is merely a projection of a fourth dimensional Pokemon into our three dimensional universe, and thus isn't tied to any one.

In the former case, there might still be time to re-establish the connection. In the latter, Pokemon such as Hoopa might be the only hope left, since they could theoretically sense the tear.
Don't worry Darkrai, you aren't the only one who's had to deal with peeling chesnuts. I hear a previous human got some free work because of them...
Oh Lopunny, you're so considerate, but if you didn't pack a gummy I will still be disappointed. :P

@Black: Do keep in mind that the mechanics in Mystery Dungeon games are different from the main series games. Some moves which are great in the main series are absolute trash in MD, and vice versa. Still, you aren't wrong, Medicham would be the front-line fighter of the group because she is stronger.
So, perhaps THIS is what happened to treasure town in the fan comic "PMD: Guardians of Hope". It all makes sense now...
@Guest: Technically, at least in Blue Rescue Team, there were ways for you to acquire a Magikarp as a teammate. Once you did that, the Magikarp could follow you around in places that weren't water, just by flopping around. Now, this is highly unrealistic so I doubt Trobl would follow that logic, but purely from a game perspective there isn't code that limits fish-based Pokemon from traveling to dungeons that aren't water based.

With that said, I'd be surprised if there weren't water-based teams consisting of Pokemon like Lapras, Magikarp, Sharpedo, and the like. If nothing else, they could rescue land-based Pokemon that got swept too far out to sea or take on human ships alongside their aerial counterparts.

Finally, I'm glad Iten is the way he is, because I could easily see some of the others crushing this poor Feebas's dreams. :(
That's not fair, they can't help it. Their types naturally predispose them to being the way they are. And yes, you can make the argument of nature vs nurture, but I think that most games have shown that genetics factor into a Pokemon's personality far more than a human's.
@Malc Modnar: That's too obvious, and trobl is too clever for such jokes. :P

@OblivionGateway: He probably does for human tastes, but I think the anime has shown with the Pokemon chow that he has different tastes now.

Finally, I again have to say, love the Feebas perspective. That's just something you don't see everyday.
Love that perspective. :D
Feebas don't look like they'd be very delicious. For some reason, I imagine the outer shell being hard as metal and the inside being all soft and mushy. :x

Yay, though, I'm glad to hear that not all Pokemon subsist on berries, apples, and jelly beans here. For some reason, that idea never crossed my mind, but now I *definitely* will steal that idea for my Pokemon Mystery Dungeon D&D setting.
This Feebas is a troll, plain and simple. Good news, though: it is a fish, so if you get rid of the water it cannot stay...
Why, you say?
Because we get enjoyment from watching you all suffer. It's a sick pastime, but can you say its any more sick than forcing Pokemon to fight for our amusement in arenas? :P

Have a merry Christmas Trobl, and a happy new year!
Love those facial expressions
That's one of the reasons I love this comic, you do facial expressions so well. It's very clear that reality is hitting N like a ton of bricks, and he doesn't know what to do. Just hope he doesn't explode, because that can be particularly dangerous for a Zoroark, judging by the movie.
I reread the prologue prior to this page because it's been a while. Both of their statements check out, although Bokyurah is of course still holding back. I have a feeling that her trust in Iten won't be there until Iten gets the opportunity to be heroic.

Also, I'm still waiting for Iten to meet the one Pokemon that is obsessed with humans and how they live, mostly because if such a character finds out Iten is a human they will ask him 101 questions.
Yes, it would be very troubling finding yourself a quadruped, but at least you've got better balance now. :P

@Yum: I think its because they're literally snarling at each other right now, and snowing teeth/gums is a form of intimidation in some real life animals.
@SkyHooves: Memories can be faulty, especially those colored by rage and hatred. Unfortunately, despite Bokyurah being incorrect in her memories of those events, Iten's probably too meek to refute her statements.

I am just waiting to see what Bokyurah suspects Iten is. I am guessing that Trobl is trying to misdirect us with Bokyurah's rant, and that Bokyurah thinks Iten was hidden away in a PC by a trainer before being abandoned (not released).
@SkyHooves Unfortunately, I don't think they did, because that would make the Lovrinna problem as simple as using a Revive and a Potion (both of which any responsible trainer should have).

As for what I think of their new forms: They're lucky they both turned into bipedal Pokemon, since their muscles at least move more or less the same. In fact, all (conscious) humans so far have turned into bipedal Pokemon... I wonder if this is a coincidence...