Who Needs HM’s? [ COMIC ]

The bad part is that you actually need a certain extent of this kind of video game logic to keep games interesting. Sure its fun to joke about, but its necessary. So next time an insurmountable knee-high tree, a locked picket fence or even a strategically placed folding chair that’s blocking your forward progress, just say to yourself, “AH… I see what you did there!”

source: deviantART


  • BigLord

    The problem is more akin to “Pokémons get dumb when not battling another pokémon and can’t use any of their moves… except very specific ones”, heh :P

  • Sky Render

    I can’t believe you didn’t reference the funniest “insurmountable waist-high fence” ever: a trail of ants that the soft-hearted protagonist doesn’t want to step on.

  • Paul

    You think knee high trees are annoying in Pokemon? They’re far worse in reality… and when I say “knee high trees” I mean toddlers.

    • bidoopoo

      Trip them when no one is looking. Deny it, because nobody is gonna believe a grown adult would just randomly trip a small child for no reason.

  • H3xx

    I teach my starter Cut. It does decent damage and has a crap ton of PP. Not so great for the late game, but that’s what the Move Deleter is for. It helps from having to have useless, under-leveled HM Slaves clogging up your team.

  • Karma_the_Draconequus

    it makes more sense now that its a tall thorny bush instead of a sapling in the latest gen