It’s Super Affective!

It’s Super Affective!

It’s Super Affective!

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Not sure what Tsutarja’s name will be in the English version of Pokémon Black & White. Nonetheless, I love the smugness of this character and felt it was the perfect Pokémon for this comic.

Ah, Yo Momma jokes… I was thinking about two of them while working on this comic. One is still relevant and the other is just full of outdated references. One being: “Yo momma’s so fat and old, When God said ‘Let There be Light’, He first had to tell her to move her fat ass out of the way.” And the other: “Yo momma’s so fat she needs a VCR for a pager.” Seriously, not only is the pager reference outdated but so is the VCR.

Lastly, I can’t type this post without mentioning Scott Ramsoomair’s Pokémon themed webcomic Super Effective… Mentioned!

Discussion (31)¬

  1. David Herbert
    David Herbert says:
    September 30, 2010 at 1:03 am #

    Ah, will they ever get old? Probably, but they’ll remain for ever.

  2. Perceptor
    Perceptor says:
    September 30, 2010 at 1:13 am #

    You spelled “effective” wrong in the title and the text of the comic, though you linked to a comic that spelled it correctly.

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      September 30, 2010 at 1:21 am #

      Yeah, but no. They are two different words: effective and affective. I spelled it correctly.

      • odderz
        odderz says:
        September 30, 2010 at 5:18 am #

        But you ARE doing a Pokémon webcomic, and in the Pokémon game series the word effective is used and not affective. Yes, they are two different words, so you did spell it correctly, but that means that technically you used the wrong word…

        Sorry, minor things like that stick out to me.

        In other news, love the webcomic, keep it up and etc etc I love you.

        • Sabbo
          Sabbo says:
          September 30, 2010 at 8:23 am #

          It’s best to think of “effective” to mean something something physical, and “affective” to mean something emotional. So it’s a pun here, and thus that the correct one was used.

        • Ryan W.
          Ryan W. says:
          September 30, 2010 at 9:46 am #

          af·fec·tive (-fktv)
          adj. Psychology
          1. Influenced by or resulting from the emotions.
          2. Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.

          ef·fec·tive (-fktv)
          adj.
          1.
          a. Having an intended or expected effect.
          b. Producing a strong impression or response; striking

          The pun is the use of the word affective, causing bidoof to cry, instead fo the traditional use of “effective”. But then a joke isn’t a joke if you need to explain it, right?

          Also, *woosh* right over your head.

      • Perceptor
        Perceptor says:
        September 30, 2010 at 10:27 am #

        Withdrawn. I wasn’t familiar with the “psychology” definition, just with people confusing the verb and adj.

    • BigLord
      BigLord says:
      September 30, 2010 at 1:28 am #

      It’s because of posters like you that Steve’s twitter is so funny at times, hehe.

      As for the comic, I can completely see Tsutarja using “You mad?” afterwards, KOing the target pokémon.

    • John Cougar Mellencamp
      John Cougar Mellencamp says:
      September 30, 2010 at 1:43 am #

      Part of the joke is in the fact that he used Affective vs. Effective, no?

  3. LightAce
    LightAce says:
    September 30, 2010 at 1:30 am #

    Isn’t the health bar on bidoof going the wrong way in the third panel.

  4. Jake
    Jake says:
    September 30, 2010 at 1:30 am #

    Hmm I was under the impression it was going to be called a Smugleaf, then again that could just be a meme

    • Miles Tormani
      Miles Tormani says:
      September 30, 2010 at 2:42 am #

      I thought it was Snobleaf…

      • Archaic
        Archaic says:
        September 30, 2010 at 7:48 am #

        Smugleaf is only a meme (just as Wotter is a meme for Mijumaru), but it’s a very appropriate name either way.

  5. Pecc
    Pecc says:
    September 30, 2010 at 4:09 am #

    My favourite:
    “Yo momma’s so fat, when she gets in the pool her splash attacks actually do damage.”

  6. Female
    Female says:
    September 30, 2010 at 5:27 am #

    For anime nerds, one of my favorite yo momma jokes is thus:

    “Yo momma’s so fat Naruto can’t even believe it.”

    • Dan
      Dan says:
      October 2, 2010 at 5:23 am #

      The one I heard back in high school was: “Your momma’s so fat, Goku charges his Spirit Bomb using only her energy.”

  7. DeltaOne
    DeltaOne says:
    September 30, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    It’d be nice if VGCats was updated more than once a quarter.

  8. Archaic
    Archaic says:
    September 30, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    Minor gripe. Bidoof (and all other pre Gen V Pokémon) are uncatchable in Black/White before you beat the Champion. The Gen V equivalent is probably Minezumi (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Minezumi_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29)

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      September 30, 2010 at 10:30 am #

      I think you’re reading to much into it. Bidoof is my least favorite Pokémon and looks like a complete tool so I used it for the comic. Tsutarja looks like someone smug enough to use “Yo Momma Jokes.” That’s the reason they are there in the same comic.

  9. randomgamerdude
    randomgamerdude says:
    September 30, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Ah…can’t go wrong with a pokemon pun.

  10. Richard Kirsch
    Richard Kirsch says:
    September 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    My new favorite Yo Mama joke: Yo mama’s so fat, she uses cheat codes on Wii Fit!

  11. Chris
    Chris says:
    September 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Ohhh boy, Tsuma…stuff is probably my favorite. mainly because that one actually looks like a poke’mon. but smugleaf… yeah, now I have the urge to punch a leaf every time is cracks a joke about me.

  12. her0
    her0 says:
    September 30, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e3/NZAU_Magazine_Scan.jpg

    His name will be smugleaf in america. It was proven in the screen above scanned directly from Oficial Nintendo Magazine.

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      October 1, 2010 at 1:27 am #

      That still seems like an opinion piece. It might be the truth, but until I see the official names listed of the new Pokémon I will hold off on calling it.

  13. David
    David says:
    October 1, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    I love Super Effective I just wish it updated more often. The idea of retelling a pretty simple adventure game in comic form is a brilliant idea. I’d love to see someone do that with Link to the Past, Super Metroid or even Mega Man X.

    • Jedah
      Jedah says:
      October 1, 2010 at 2:21 am #

      I agree sooooo much on the Megaman X and Super Metroid

  14. Belphegore
    Belphegore says:
    October 1, 2010 at 12:07 am #

    Tsutarjas name is Smugleef. or so I’ve heard.

  15. NaruZap
    NaruZap says:
    October 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    That would have been a good plug for Ramsoomair if he updates more than once every two months

  16. OnyxSparrow
    OnyxSparrow says:
    October 3, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    *ahem*

    “Yo Momma is so fat, she was blocking the path and we had to use a pokeflute to get her ass outta the way!”

    • Todesengel
      Todesengel says:
      October 6, 2010 at 12:09 am #

      ONO ITSA ‘NOTHER SNORLAX! Erhm. -Ahem- So. Nice comic. :P

  17. Sonnofa
    Sonnofa says:
    October 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Replace Bidoof with Cubone for extra effect