Spearow is the Hermit.
It will be explained in the future.
Took forever to finish this sorry
I was hoping to get the next part out before I leave for Los Angeles (... in 12 hours) but it's just not going to happen. The next comic is probably one of the longest I've drawn, and I don't want to split it up into multiple comics because 1) I don't want this part to go on forever, 2) I feel like it flows better this way, and 3) there's not a great place to cut it off without leaving either an obvious/terrible/awkward cliffhanger. So I finally went off and pulled this off my old computer, which I said I would do a while ago but I finally got around to doing it. ;w;

Also, in a few months it will be my LeafGreen run's 1 year anniversary! Wow I have been busy :( And these comics take a lot longer than my old SS/Sapphire comics. I'll try to step up the updates in the future though! If any of you have any ideas of what I can do to celebrate/commemorate the occasion, I'm all ears! I'd like to start planning early so I have time to get things together.
I don't have photoshop installed on my new computer so sorry about the handwriting I tried to make it neat ;w;

So I already had decided that Misty would either be tough-love or like this to Mat, depending on whether or not Mat lost Pokemon. Well... not only did she not lose any Pokemon, but in-game I got 2 crits in a row. I OHKO'd Staryu and nearly killed Starmie with a crit Bite. Needless to say, this was a silly gym battle that I didn't really overprepare for too much but it felt like I did. :3
Thanks for the questions everyone! I dunno when the next page will come out but I'll try to get it out before... july ;w;
I... I don't know what Beyond Birthday is :( One of my friends used a design similar to this in a comic he started (but never finished) so I asked him if he would be okay with letting me use the general design for my comic. :)
Thanks ;w; I am sure you have a life too! :)
Some updates
1. I'll update with the Q+A answers after AnimeNEXT (which is June 10-12).
2. At the Nuzlocke Panel at AnimeNEXT, I will be giving a very very very sneak peek of what is to come after LG in terms of the Johto Heroes story. :) I will upload the image afterward to my deviantArt and to the forums and probably here somewhere.

Sorry for being so slow with the updates! :( I've been working very hard on my stuff for AnimeNEXT. If you are going, I hope to see you there!

Hopefully, I will be able to update with the Q+A and a comic within a week of AnimeNEXT ending. :) That is the plan. Again, I apologize for this taking so long, and I hope you guys don't hate me for this ;_;
UPDATES
As you might have noticed, I haven't been updating a lot lately. This has been due to quite a few things:
1. Club at school
2. School
3. getting accepted to AnimeNEXT artist's alley

Pretty much this means that when school lets out, I'll be working for a few weeks getting things together for AnimeNEXT. This means that I probably won't even be thinking about making a new comic until mid June. That is kind of a long time from now. ;( So! What I've decided to do is hop on the (kind of old by now probably) bandwagon and do a Q&A session. I'll sketch out responses for the questions in between doing prints and buttons and stuff. This hopefully will help me get everything done on time so I don't scramble at the end ;_;

So yeah! You can ask anyone from any of my comics anything I guess! (This includes me, I guess...) I am not expecting a huge group of people to ask stuff so I will probably be able to draw something for anyone who asks a question. :)

Sample: http://i.imgur.com/E4QqG.png


Speaking of AnimeNEXT, I am running a Nuzlocke-based panel! Look at the news for more information.
APRIL 1 11:59 PM THE DATE AT THE BOTTOM IS STILL VALID YESSSS

EXPECT THE NEXT PAGE IN 9 DAYS/MAY????
They're still coming! I'm getting kind of slow at this because I'm doing a lot of other stuff, like college. Now I'm on spring break so you might see another page from me in the next week or so!
oh god is that PIDPIDPID
PIDPIDPID completely decimated one of my friend's teams in Pokemon Stadium once :(
IT STARTS OFF LIKE THAT WHERE YOU JUST READ IT STRAIGHT THROUGH IN LIKE 3 DAYS

BUT THEN YOU REALIZE THAT YOU NEED TO GO BACK AND REREAD SOME THINGS FOR CLARITY AND SUDDENLY YOU'VE READ IT ALL AGAIN

AND THEN YOU START WANTING TO ROLEPLAY WITH SOME FRIENDS AND YOU CHECK UP ON ACT ONE TO SEE HOW THE MECHANICS WORK AGAIN AND SUDDENLY YOU'VE READ IT ALL AGAIN

AND THEN YOU REALIZE THAT ANDREW HUSSIE HAS FORESHADOWED EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE AND IS PLANNING TO DO AT LEAST ONCE SO YOU GO BACK TO LOOK FOR CLUES AND SUDDENLY

YOU'VE READ IT ALL


AGAIN
You might have noticed this came out a bit later than usual. Like two hours later. Why? Because this comic is HOT OFF THE PRESSES. I JUST finished it a few minutes ago! What does this mean? Well, it means that I won't be "updating" daily anymore. I don't know how often I will actually be updating- it depends on how badly school wants to hurt me or how often I leave my tablet in my room when I go to do work in places that are not my apartment. I'm not gonna say it'll be often. IDEALLY it will be every week, but I'm going to guess that I might update ONCE OR TWICE more in the month before I go to spring break.
Yeah, this is just my backup. It ends... oh wow tomorrow! I guess I should get to work on number 11 sometime.
After the atrocity that was the last comic's backgrounds, I took a poll on Nuzlocke and asked if I should continue with the long process of coloring the entire comic completely or just start selectively coloring panels. The pretty much unanimous response was to selectively color. It actually takes a lot faster to do it this way! (then again, I kind of haven't updated in a month because of various schoolwork stuff)
I called it Johto Heroes because each of the main characters hails from Johto. (Cil moved from Johto to Hoenn) Just because they might not be EXPLORING Johto doesn't mean they aren't Johto...ian. :)
@locoroco1: Glub Glub and Kerchief.

@Leafy Savanna Chan: Cil said that Shades won because Shades actually ended up fulfilling his goal, which was to make Cil stop abandoning his Pokemon. Since Cil has decided to not actively pursue being a Pokemon trainer, he won't abandon any more of his Pokemon. He kept a few of his current Pokemon (mainly the ones who "survived") and donated the rest to May and Professor Birch for research. (This is kind of an untold story hehe)

@Blitzn'Burst: sorry ;_; But Shades isn't really all that bad! Sure, his methods might not be the best, but he is fighting against people who abandon Pokemon!
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