READ THE PARAGRAPH IN BOLD. IT MIGHT BE IMPORTANT FOR YOU. PROCEED WITHOUT READING AT YOUR OWN RISK.
I have noticed that a few people who read this comic might still not know what a Nuzlocke is, even though I hint at the dying thing quite often, and there's also the description of the cover page, linked to on every page, but oh well.
Basically, a Nuzlocke Challenge is a way of playing a Pokémon game that makes the game more challenging. If a Pokémon faints, you pretend it is dead and it can't be used again. This comic is based on such a playthrough.
Yes, the random girl's Mankey just died in battle. It's not going to come back.
If you cannot deal with these things, you should not read Nuzlockes.
IF YOU DIDN'T READ THIS BIG, FLASHY PARAGRAPH I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EMOTIONAL TRAUMA THAT MIGHT OCCUR IF YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTER DIES. OTHERWISE, THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
Back to our regularly scheduled long ass descripiton.
So I was gonna say 'Hey guys, you can probably tell when I stopped caring!'
I didn't stop caring.
'The last building totally has to have the most detailed facade!' 'This tree absolutely needs some texture!'
This is how I die. ouo
Hey look, it's a cameo page, but I didn't open cameos for it.
Since nobody likes to play Where's Wally?, here's a comprehensive guide to find them all:
's Cobalt and 's Jutopa get their Pokédexes updated by 's Vera who seems to work for Professor Jen now (lalala this doesn't make the slightest bit of sense but I really didn't want to waste more panels to do the Pokédex updating bit with Sara) (at the end of Origal Maze (seen on Pg. 17) Professor Jen's aide May upgrades your Pokédex to a National Dex so you can have a Crobat and stuff, but here I wanted to imply that the trainers who help the professor with her work get the new research data from time to time (it's actually better explained on Pg. 4)) (have some more parantheses)
Accidental lesbian lovers 's Sam and 's Nikky argue over a map
's Marche struts his awesome scarf even though it's midsummer
's Arcadia and 's Ken get an awkward surprise from their birds (I'm so so sorry but this was stuck in my head since I saw that they met before oh god I'm really sorry) (Archimedes is a Pidgeot because she's really tiny as a Pidgeotto)
's Sky cycles back to Johto (there's a cycling road to Johto)
's Ariel and 's Kennedy get off the bus
's Sky, 's Ekim, 's Yume, 's Lucy and 's Stella in the pedestrian zone
's Felix and Rezuma meet Benny
's Wanted Poster chills on a supermarket wall
Yo it's a new length record again because I suck. And for some reason 2 pixels got cropped from the sides, which you would never have noticed, but it makes me really angry.
Swirly balcony is courtesy of WELL THAT ONLY TOOK HALF A YEAR OTL
Say goodbye to Adriana, I kinda left her in the Daycare forever. The next time you'll see her she'll be the queen of the place and nobody will refuse her hugs anymore.
Pidgeys. PIDGEYYYYYYS. This is the 4th male Pidgey. Pilot. Hunter. Missed catch. Cloud. I recently checked what else is on this route, and after 5 minutes I still didn't find another Pidgey. The most common Pokémon were Sentret and Furret. I should have gotten an adorable Sentret to box forever AAAARRRRGHH But in that case I probably would have skipped the Bird Keeper and the super awesome bird fight.
My boyfriend requested that the bus should be colored like the buses in our city because he's a dork.
Owsauri City is the biggest city in Rijon, which means I'll never have to draw so many buildings again after this is over ahahaha Notable points of interest are the Game Corner, a fisherman who gives you the Good Rod (I should probably include this somewhere but apparently I never fished so let's see about that) and a kid who gives you 10 Lum Berries.
Sara doesn't know about the Gym Leader's team because they change their Pokémon often. There's no lively blogging scene about this topic for some reason okay ;w;
I kinda like Dead Mankey Girl a lot and should probably draw her again some time with less blood?
Next time: The beach episode! ... Well, one of the beach episodes. Nearly every city in Rijon has a beach. Don't worry, it will be short~.
ANOTHER PARAGRAPH IN BOLD, THIS TIME IT'S SOMETHING FUN! TINY COMPETITON TIME!
What's the Gym Leader's Pokémon that Benny almost saw?
Send your guess to me via Note to win a headshot drawing!
Every particpant can only make one guess.
DO NOT POST YOUR GUESS IN THE COMMENTS.
When the page with the Gym Battle is released I will randomly draw ONE winner out of all correct answers.
Yes, the deadline is the release date of Pg. 21 and I don't know when that will be. It will take at least a month.
No additional hints will be given and I will not tell anyone if their guess was correct until said date.
Pokémon © Nintendo, Gamefreak
rijonAdventures © Haruki Hanai, Coolboyman
Omg, so many things in there!
Firstly, aww, poor Nidoran! *-*
And anoooother Pidgey!! X'D Hahaha! I like Pidgey, but they aren't very useful in an ice gym.
Who's that "dangerous trainer" with a creepy face on the poster? XD
And... wow... Poor Mankey... And poor trainer... Her face says it all...
The poster is from a very old Nuzlocke that is very funny!
DEAD MANKEY GIRL
You just drew her for few panels and I had my feels out for her already, oh my god, Kris, you can't do this to me Kris aaaaaaaaaah
Also oof, what a good heavy page. I really love this more and more aaaaaaaaaaaaa
Also, GJ on the buildings! I can sense that you really went all out with this ;w;
My goal is that someday background things will look good even if I don't go all out on them. Buildings are the final boss.
Thanks so much for the extensive comments, they made my day! <3 I'm glad you're enjoying the comic.