Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - RAD

Learning The Ropes - Page 41

December 2nd, 2017, 8:00 am
the chainsaw was originally invented to help with childbirth . :)
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PhantomCat November 28th, 2017, 4:04 pm

( ✧≖ ͜ʖ≖) when you manage to pull off the cheeky double-protect flawlessly
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PhantomCat January 30th, 2018, 7:41 pm

Since not everyone reads the news updates, i'll just put this here for now -

just to let everyone know what's going on, please chill. my comic is not dead, i still want to make it. however, as im sure most of you can understand, real life comes first. many things have popped up over the course of the last month, and combined with my general feeling of extreme burnout, it's made for a very quiet last couple of months. for this i apologize.

that said, i'd appreciate if people stopped harrassing me for new pages. its fine to leave comments, DM me, stuff like that, but ive had some of you go out of your way to find me elsewhere and on my private social media. which is not okay with me. please stop, its creepy.

i wont make any promises for when the next page is coming. just know that it's coming. i hope you'll stick around. :)
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Whoosh (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 8:19 am

Gosh dang this comic is pretty
HonorBoundFate December 2nd, 2017, 8:37 am
Really hope
That punch sends her flying
Turtwigsfire13 December 2nd, 2017, 8:55 am

you can tell me anything
PJSam December 2nd, 2017, 9:39 am

I like where this is going.
Littledc December 2nd, 2017, 9:41 am

So many things to be angry about...

how long has she been here for now?
ILeninVelikyNamPutOzaril December 4th, 2017, 11:46 pm

@Littledc: Long enough to make her mental state crack
Piracy December 2nd, 2017, 10:42 am

“Whoa chill man”
Shadow_Strikr December 2nd, 2017, 10:47 am

@PhantomCat I hate it when that happens! I hope it breaks…
wolfmaddness December 2nd, 2017, 11:48 am

who's the human?
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 6:57 pm

@wolfmaddness: See page 2 of The Weird Guy From The Valley.
Muno_Lp (Guest) December 4th, 2017, 4:10 pm

@wolfmaddness: That's Avis :)
ILeninVelikyNamPutOzaril December 4th, 2017, 11:47 pm

@wolfmaddness: Avis of course
Leon (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 1:56 pm
Avis learn: Frustration!!! this is posibly the most dramatic way to learn a move. Of course right now is when it'll be the most powerful considering it becomes stronger with strained relationships.
NamelessImp December 3rd, 2017, 8:00 pm

I actually wonder if it's brick break! Especially since it looks like the protect might be cracking?
Shadow_Strikr December 3rd, 2017, 9:00 pm

@NamelessImp: you know what I never noticed that. Maybe it’s because Timburr used protect twice in a row
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) December 9th, 2017, 5:31 pm

@NamelessImp: And also Brick Break doesn't remove Protect, it gets rid of Reflect and Light Screen.
johnwolf (Guest) December 4th, 2017, 5:32 am

@Leon: that's not how return and Frustration works in mystery dungeon games, it's based off a pokemon's IQ. the lower the IQ the more effective frustration is. The higher the IQ the more effective Return is.
Shadow_Strikr December 4th, 2017, 5:27 pm

@johnwolf: so considering in the Mystery dungeon universe you gain IQ by eating Gummies (if only that were true IRL) and Avis hasn’t eaten any (I assume) frustrations a good attack
PhantomCat December 4th, 2017, 5:48 pm

@Shadow_Strikr: @johnwolf: PMD game mechanics dont matter in the context of this comic, since they are there to make a game interesting and not tell a story.
Starflight (Guest) January 31st, 2018, 2:39 pm

@Leon: I think maybe it could also be Feint? If I remember correctly, Feint breaks through Protect and Detect.
DuskPhoenix December 2nd, 2017, 4:25 pm

I'm filing "origin of chainsaws" under things I never needed to know .-.

Also insert Palpatine "let the hate flow through you" meme
WiispNightmare December 2nd, 2017, 4:33 pm

ArmoredMephit December 2nd, 2017, 4:53 pm

Nice touch, making panel 3 be more "how she remembers it" than direct quotes.

Was a little hard to make sense of the next-to-last panel at first. (For those likewise confused: It's a tight shot of Avis pulling back her fist for the punch; the camera's pulled down and to the left from the previous panel)
Dragongirl101 December 2nd, 2017, 5:16 pm

Timburr dropped her log.
Mossy (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 7:44 pm

//claps hands
Nashew December 2nd, 2017, 8:23 pm

I do not understand the alt texts lately but I'm beginning to stop questioning them
PhantomCat December 2nd, 2017, 8:33 pm

@Nashew: there is no understanding. only chaos
Eeveeisthebest December 11th, 2017, 9:07 pm

@PhantomCat: Gosh darn it! Now I gotta go look at all of them! ughhhhh brb
Nao (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 9:00 pm

two things

1.) She thought of Rodney twice
2.) Veda's face is absolutely perfect
PhantomCat December 2nd, 2017, 9:03 pm

@Nao: he does talk a lot :D

haha thanks
Shadow_Strikr December 2nd, 2017, 11:03 pm

“Don’t ask me for answers, I dunno.”
- Uxie the being of knowledge 2k17
MysticCosmog March 21st, 2018, 2:06 am
@Shadow_Strikr: The moment when you realize how wrong that whole statement from Venda Vinny, screw it I'm just gonna call theme uxie is
Neolancer December 3rd, 2017, 3:43 am

Ooooooo timber got scared
broccoIi December 3rd, 2017, 3:02 pm

inb4 she breaks her wrist
TrueBolt18 December 3rd, 2017, 10:09 pm

Love this comic. See if you can get it on Webtoon!
PhantomCat December 3rd, 2017, 10:10 pm

@TrueBolt18: I appreciate it, but I don't have the drive to format it for webtoon, pfft
Human (Guest) December 4th, 2017, 9:49 am
the Forcefield cracked!
how much rage did she fuel that One Punch with?
Pichu90 December 4th, 2017, 4:12 pm

What level is Avis?
Shadow_Strikr December 4th, 2017, 5:32 pm

@Pichu90: probably about 6-10. Since in the MD games you start at 5 and the teams only really faught and defeated a zorua ( who must’ve been generally low level since it hasn’t evolved and there’s no special location in MDGtI to do so) and a raticate who (assuming its not true to the games) is also somewhat low level
PhantomCat December 4th, 2017, 5:50 pm

@Shadow_Strikr: levels irrelevant, game metadata doesnt apply to comics
Pichu90 December 4th, 2017, 5:58 pm

@PhantomCat: Then she must seriously be angry.
ILeninVelikyNamPutOzaril December 4th, 2017, 11:43 pm
Something that frustrates me?
"Hoo boy matey lemme take a lil' sip of ye olde pint and lemme tell ye the bloody story of me goddamn life, I'll tell ye pintheads all those harshships me little me must be handling since ye beginning of the bloody time"
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) December 5th, 2017, 6:48 pm
Not really very cheeky...
...when you consider that Protect in the PMD series lasts multiple turns. Just sayin'

Pokefire (Guest) December 6th, 2017, 11:37 am

Lol. Veda's face is just flawless.
Strix36(Wolf) (Guest) December 7th, 2017, 2:59 am
Strong punch!
Woah! Is she get so frustrated before?
TrueFan (Guest) December 7th, 2017, 3:22 pm

She need needs a break. From everyone just to relax
DrYoshi December 8th, 2017, 1:02 pm

cracking a protect? seems a bit much even for frustration. Hmmmmm, how about outrage? same concept, more powerful, and stab? Or maybe it is frustration and I'm putting to much game logic in a comic without it
HaloPrime (Guest) December 9th, 2017, 11:23 pm

I just realized that hovering the cursor over these pics shows trivia or some random thing. Now I need to reread this thing again omggggg
Scones December 10th, 2017, 8:39 am

So angry :(
Eeveeisthebest December 11th, 2017, 9:05 pm

She dropped her stick XD
Pattchis (Guest) December 11th, 2017, 10:16 pm
You get to see wat she looks like as a human in this comic
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) December 12th, 2017, 4:40 pm

@Pattchis: Even though we already saw her like that in page 2 of The Weird Guy From the Valley
Black Spiderman (Guest) December 13th, 2017, 7:45 pm
SO I saw on your profile and such and you said u post every saturday; do u have like a source ur posting it from or did you predraw these and u just upload every saturday, or are you just drawing each beween each saturday, because if you are, then thats pretty impressive
PhantomCat December 18th, 2017, 1:55 pm

@Black Spiderman: I usually draw them during the week, between Saturdays.
Guest December 13th, 2017, 9:58 pm

Damm.... avis
WackyPuppet (Guest) December 31st, 2017, 4:50 pm
I couldn't stop read your amazing comic. I finish reading in day 1/2. I can't wait for the chapter to come out.
Duskstorm January 3rd, 2018, 8:42 pm

love your work cant wait form the next installment!!!!
Owen4402 January 4th, 2018, 2:39 am

Glad to be caught up!
Guest January 4th, 2018, 3:39 pm

Hey I'm sorry, I know this probably isn't in your control, but thought I'd bring it up. Some really annoying adds (Facebook you've won scams) have been popping up whenever I try to read your comic. This happens on no other tabs or even places on this site except your comic page. I've re-looked up your page in a variety of ways and have opened new tabs, but it is only your comic page every time. Like I said, know you have almost no way to control this, but I thought I'd give you a heads up because it makes trying to read your comic ridicously difficult and I wouldn't want others to avoid it becuase it's great. So if others are also having trouble maybe contact the people on the site or look into adds you allow?
PhantomCat January 4th, 2018, 10:00 pm

@Guest: all I can really do about that at this point is advise you to get Adblock Plus and blacklist my comics ads. They aren't mine, they actually come from my host site(smackjeeves) which I can get rid of by paying a yearly sum for premium, but since I can't afford that currently, Adblock plus would be your best bet.
Sorry about that.
Starflight (Guest) January 17th, 2018, 5:12 pm

Oh my gosh

I just discovered this comic and holy cow I've been waiting to find the perfect MD comic and I've FOUND IT! Beautiful, clean art, a great plot and lovable characters - I LOVE THIS COMIC! Can't wait to see more ^^
Augurt January 18th, 2018, 11:39 pm
Been wanting to type that for 2 years.
Guest January 28th, 2018, 12:28 am

that alt-text scares me
Vaporeon is cool February 6th, 2018, 6:25 am

Will the shield break maybe I dunno
Duskstorm February 7th, 2018, 9:52 pm

this is one of my favorite
PMD comics keep up the good work.;3
DatGuy (Guest) February 12th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Just tellin ya
I'm gonna fricken laugh my a** off if she cracked her knuckles
Fluffy insanity (Guest) February 14th, 2018, 3:26 pm
New fav comic
This is amazing! Ive read through the comic till here and i got to say its by far the best comic ive read in a long time! I hope you keep it up! Its amazing!

Also are albino pokemon a uncommon occurance in the world this takes place in?
(Also del is best pokemon)
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) February 15th, 2018, 3:57 pm

@Fluffy insanity: They're probably just as rare as a shiny, seeing as they're both genetic errors which cause skin/scale/fur/whatever discolorations.
Kawaii Eevee (Guest) February 16th, 2018, 9:51 am
Best comic EVER
Your art is very beautiful ^-^
I'm waiting for new pages of my favorite comic ♡
Deedes (Guest) February 20th, 2018, 3:17 pm

Normal Punch: Either a punch that is super effective against normal Pokémon - so pretty much any punch (other then the elemental punches (thunder, fire, frost...))... or a punch of type normal that hits everything but ghosts.
MysticCosmog (Guest) February 22nd, 2018, 9:17 pm
What if that dream was Mewtwo responding to me as presence
MysticCosmog March 7th, 2018, 8:50 pm
@MysticCosmog: I mean Mew, my auto correct sucks
Floodburst February 28th, 2018, 5:06 pm
I really hope
the protect breaks and she evolves
A Quiet Reader (Guest) March 1st, 2018, 6:01 pm

@Floodburst: Well, if we go by the canon from her old PMD comic, then formerly-human Pokémon can't evolve. Idk if that's the case in this comic though.
MysticCosmog March 7th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Normal Punch
Pffft what's that, some new move , seriously guys, who's heard of a "normal punch"
DramaBoy March 18th, 2018, 3:10 am

I love this conic!
Guest March 21st, 2018, 12:51 am
Avis level
If I am correct axews have no level one moves and only have egg moves so even with one dungeon adventure it still isn't enough xp to level up and Avis did not hatch and you can't posses Pokémon while human that is a theory I'm still struggling with because of god dam bitterfrost not even arceus can beat sorry if I digressed but in my opinion on the situation i say Avis is a level one and frustration is a tm move for axew so that explains it
MysticCosmog March 21st, 2018, 2:00 am
Egg moves
@Guest: Well, she was summoned by an essential God so anything is possible.
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) March 22nd, 2018, 7:20 pm

@Guest: Phantom has mentioned multiple times that game metadata does not rigidly apply to the comic universe.
MysticCosmog March 21st, 2018, 2:09 am
That Moment
@PhantomCat I just realized something, you make one of my favourite comics, then comment on the other, you know, PMD Victory Fire, with the Avis cameo
IllusionZoroark (Guest) April 2nd, 2018, 8:45 am
Victory Fire
@MysticCosmog: I've been reading Victory Fire for a bit now... where's the cameo? I haven't found it yet (maybe it's because I haven't read that much but still)
MysticCosmog April 14th, 2018, 10:52 pm
During one of the village scenes
@IllusionZoroark: You can see Avis, to confirm this, the author puts in the description of that page Avis from Phantom Cat
That Awkward Water Master April 5th, 2018, 11:04 am
Hey Phantom?
So, I have a question, is Rodney potentially part Oshawott line and part of anothe rpokemon line as well, explaining why he’s tall and lean, or is it just artistic style?
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) April 7th, 2018, 3:41 pm

@That Awkward Water Master: Artistic style and art evolution over time. Just look at some of the earlier comics: He looks much more like an in-game Oshawott there than here.
Woah (Guest) April 13th, 2018, 6:34 am
@That Awkward Water Master: You're correct. Rodney's father isn't an Oshawott which contributed to his height.
Solgalie (Guest) April 6th, 2018, 8:40 pm
This will be the best thing I have ever read
Tarot (Guest) April 8th, 2018, 10:44 pm

Beautiful stuff! Inspired me to run a PMD-inspired D&D game, which a few of my buddies seem enthusiastic about.
Guest April 17th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Oh dear lord. Chainsaws have officially been ruined for me :) I love my life! :D Also this is really inspiring, I am thinking about doing a PMD comic myself when my art get's better. Being an 11 year old (Practically 12) my art is pretty.. Helpless. xD
A Quiet Reader (Guest) April 18th, 2018, 11:49 pm
Well, guys...
We're a few months into the hiatus now, and you know what that means...

Time for insane theories!

Theory #1: Avis was never a human, she's always been a Pokémon. Her memories of a human face aren't of her, they are of a human she knew, possibly her former trainer.
A Quiet Reader (Guest) April 21st, 2018, 12:01 am
Theory #2
Mewtwo will appear in the comic, and this is how it'll go down: The RAD crew will be about to face off with Stacha and Kroll/Mew, and suddenly Mewtwo just appears in the air like the terrifying 'mon that he is. Everyone stares up in shock as the page ends on a cliffhanger. The next page features Mewtwo grabbing Mew by the ear and dragging him away through a portal, grumbling angrily, probably something like "Of all the ridiculous things I found you doing..." And neither legendary is ever seen again.

That's it, that's how they beat Mew.
Bored Manaphy (Guest) April 20th, 2018, 11:28 am
Oh, we doing theories?
I guess I got one.

That "Mew" is actually a Ditto.
A Quiet Reader (Guest) April 20th, 2018, 11:50 pm

@Bored Manaphy: Ooh, I like that one!
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) April 21st, 2018, 1:28 pm

@Bored Manaphy: Doubtful, when Kroll changed back to a Mew he stated that he "forgot how good it feels to be me."
Reaper (Guest) April 23rd, 2018, 12:12 pm

@Bwsrfn11: Exactly! He said he forgot but not that he remembered which means this isn't even his final form!

Or you can just ignore me. I'm not mentally stable.
Bwsrfn11 (Guest) April 23rd, 2018, 12:52 pm

@Reaper: Yeah, I... That's not what forgot is implying in that sentence, my guy...
Wolfier (Guest) April 26th, 2018, 1:26 am

@Bored Manaphy: Is that a PMD Silver Resistance reference I see
Ara (Guest) April 27th, 2018, 9:12 pm
Dannng Girl
She must of been very...Uh...Mad...or something
Guest May 14th, 2018, 7:41 pm

Ooohhhh she brook it
Serperior-Studios May 14th, 2018, 8:29 pm

I like this so far. I'll wait for the next part
Boaty McBoatface (Guest) May 23rd, 2018, 1:06 pm

“I don’t want to go Mr. Stark...”
Superluiginfnaf (Guest) June 16th, 2018, 5:15 am

@Boaty McBoatface: thanks for making me cry
darth deebious the wise May 23rd, 2018, 10:31 pm

Oooooo brotherman bill can you please pass the chill pill
LookeeThere (Guest) May 24th, 2018, 11:24 am
Theres a human... Maybe I'm forgetting something from an earlier comic but this feels important
Edit: that doesn't look like human avis to me