Gotta Count ‘Em All

Gotta Count ‘Em All

Gotta Count ‘Em All

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Sorry for the delay. I’m pretty sick right now and this was the first time today I actually felt I could muster up something. I would have ran another classic comic, but I really don’t prefer to do that and I’m not too keen on the lazy comments I receive from it either. So I created this.

Seriously. I understand that new Pokémon are added into each game for variety. But how do they explain it? Someone just wasn’t doing their job and just counting every fourth species they encountered. Or they were high.

Don’t forget that the Mr. Masters (poster) pre-order is still running until Monday and that the grab bag offer is still going on while supplies last. We’re already out of XL, XXL, and XXXL and medium is almost gone too.

Discussion (17)¬

  1. RedSleeves
    RedSleeves says:
    June 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I’m not sure why, but when I first saw this comic, I could have sworn that the kid was naked.

  2. Darcloak
    Darcloak says:
    June 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    I’ve got to give the Pokemon people credit, they keep coming up with somewhat realistic yet increasingly ridiculous explanations for why certain Pokemon can suddenly evolve now. At least “natural habitat” is a good enough reason to not have them all in one area, but Prof. Oak being a world renown expert on all things Pokemon not knowing there were more than 151? I don’t buy it. ;)

  3. Some Guy
    Some Guy says:
    June 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    If it works the same as things do in real life, then it’s basically the same reason that there aren’t cheetahs in Mexico.

    • Tyler
      Tyler says:
      June 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

      Give me a week…

  4. Krey
    Krey says:
    June 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    I kinda stopped playing pokemon after yellow, but I always assumed there were different ones added ‘cuz you were in different areas. The new evolutions are what always bothered me, but then I suppose that it’s more likely for evolution to progress to new stages over time than it is that creatures spontaneously evolve from killing, err… “knocking out” one another.

  5. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    June 10, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    Actually, this happens in real life too. There are many animal species on our planet that HAVEN’T been discovered yet.

    But the comic is still friggin funny :P “Ninety degrees to the right”

  6. David
    David says:
    June 10, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    Heh. I remember I actually caught every Pokemon. If a Pokemon had three evolutionary levels I had one of each stage. I even had Mew from the promo tour. It took me forever.

  7. Ryu
    Ryu says:
    June 10, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    “The difference, BigLord, is we don’t catch every species and keep them as pets to battle each other, and then suddenly realize that some of them actually have babies that aren’t just a smaller version of the older form. I mean, it was possible to breed Pokemon pretty early in the series, yet we keep finding new ‘baby’ Pokemon, how does that make sense?”

    “My bigger qualm with Pokemon is that you can catch Pokemon GOD in a little ball and force him to fight for you like any other Pokemon. Also, that it escalated to having a Pokemon be God.”

  8. Scott
    Scott says:
    June 11, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    Pokemon, what happened to you?

  9. Cat333Pokémon
    Cat333Pokémon says:
    June 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Yeah, I certainly agree with this. It’s not like how we’re discovering extremely rare animals here. We’re talking about Pokémon like Starly, which are common as dirt in the Sinnoh region. The games clearly explain that the new monsters have been around forever, so it’s not like they just mutated. Meh, that’s an unsolvable fallacy of the games that probably is best left alone.

  10. Scott
    Scott says:
    June 11, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    I run with the ‘genetically modified by ancient civilization/aliens’ theory, which explains why only certain types of animals across the entire multiple phyla are considered Pokemon and can be stored in Pokedexes while ordinary plants and animals don’t count.

    • SecondSeraphim
      SecondSeraphim says:
      June 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm #

      I’m just going to go with the explanation that different pokemon live in different regions.

    • Axelbat
      Axelbat says:
      June 13, 2010 at 2:12 am #

      I’ve never seen any other animals in pokemon but pokemon, am I missing something?

  11. Ravenxeo
    Ravenxeo says:
    June 13, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    I’m very dissapointed in you..
    You added electrode to the new ones when its one of the original 151.

  12. Prior Semblance
    Prior Semblance says:
    June 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    Once Gold/Silver came out they stopped talking about how “theres only this many pokemon in the world” and started just saying “this is how many pokemon are in this region” or not even mentioning the total number at all.

  13. Jolsiphur
    Jolsiphur says:
    June 13, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    Well they do kind of explain it… it’s more of a tacked on reason. They just say that different Pokemon inhabit different regions. I mean, why wouldn’t some of them crossbreed, or migrate or something like that. Apparently they don’t bother. But the point is they can get away with adding more and more because they open up more regions of the Pokemon world to the player. It’s not a good reason, but it’s the reason… though know they’ve sort of screwed themselves out of the use of this region because in a remake of the second edition had Pokemon from all 4 regions…. which weren’t there the first time.

  14. Psytrese
    Psytrese says:
    June 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    They have tackled cross breeding…because you can do it in the games. The female always dictates the race of the Pokemon.

    They never really “tacked on” a reason. I mean, Professor Oak is a “world renowned” Pokemon Professor…to me that just means he’s known worldwide. He is currently travelling the world cataloguing and studying all the Pokemon from every region.

    That’s what he is doing in every game. Finding the new Pokemon as he goes along.

    It just so happens that we’re meeting all the Pokemon in the same order that he is. :)