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First Summer - A Rijon Adventures Nuzlocke [Pg.35]

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If you saw my status update, you might know that the Gym Battle page escalated into a 114 panel behemoth, and obviously we can't have that. So here's just your regularly scheduled disappointment - everything from that page except the Gym Battle. :iconlazycryrollplz: The good news is that the next page is already sketched and I think it will be decent. :3c 


:bulletblack: Jaeru City is a town at the beginning of Talrus Foothill which leads to the highest mountain of the region, Talrus Heights - the location of the Pokémon League. We will return here at the very end. Other than that, the only things Jaeru City has to offer in-game are the Gym, the Bike Shop and a restaurant full of trainers. (We will somewhat get to the latter after the Gym.)
:bulletblack: I regret that I can draw bikes now. All of this just to show that there won't be a bike in this story.
:bulletblack: Sara doesn't know how to ride a bike. By the time she got over the trauma from that accident, she decided she was too old to learn.
:bulletblack: Shellder is the only Pokémon Sara would eat. At least if they didn't look like they taste absolutely terrible. Honestly, it's probably an empty threat.
:bulletblack: Sara rode through the whole night to not lose any more time and get the 3rd Badge in the morning, but her Pokémon are responsible and veto that plan.
:bulletblack: The Gym trainers aren't accurate to the game, I really just wanted to draw a Guitarist girl. The amount of Pikachu is more accurate. Pikachu are great, I love Pikachu.
:bulletblack: I love industrial aesthetic. This is what gives me the strength to draw the particular horrors I thought up for this Gym design.
:bulletblack: It might seem weird that the Gym trainer just spills this personal information about Scott's family to a stranger. Of course they tried not telling the challengers anything, but many of them asked and made Scott sad by pushing him to talk repeatedly about the event that kinda ruined his childhood. So it was better to just tell everyone up front. It's not a secret anyway.
:bulletblack: In-game, it is implied that Scott took over the Gym just because he surpassed his dad's abilities - he won a battle between them by only using his Chinchou. I had to nerf him to fit with the thing about Gym 3 and 4 having been switched. He's good but not that good, because he's like 11. Also, I hate annoying overpowered child prodigy characters. Leave them some room to grow. I would like to formally apologize to Sparky for making him suffer over this. (Yes, that's Scott's dad's name. He was destined for something.) I swear he will be okay. ;w;
:bulletblack: Scott is another character who has an official design. I modernized the outfit just a little bit.


Every comment you leave here charges Ira's hands to punch yet another electric sheep into the stratosphere! Just kidding, you're actually charging my hand to draw Ira getting bullied by the sheep. But that's good too, right?


Next time: The Gym Battle! A page that really actually ends with a Badge! Can you imagine that?!

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rijonAdventures © Haruki Hanai, Coolboyman
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"would u like to adopt a shell-"
"NOOOO"
 gotta love this
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Wrong place, wrong time x)
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Omg the bike and shellder jokes I'm crying that's so funny!! Childhood trauma lives on Sara - bikes are a pain in the ass to draw but so are horses so you really picked your poison here fhdaskjld

Also love her Pokemon taking care of her and making sure she's well-rested before a gym. Good team points love all of them loving their trainer. You're always good at making sure the Pokemon have at least one moment per page

I agree with the choice to nerf down Scott a little!! I'm a big advocate for writing characters you actually wanna write and if you hate writing annoying OP child prodigies then you made the best decision and it shows here. I love his personality and that he didn't seem to realize that mentioning someone's famous dad might be weird to talk about to an opponent.

Excited for the battle!! But I'm just busting through these so I'm sure it's on the next page fhdasjkgdl
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Cursed take: Horses are bikes wrapped in flesh and that's why they're easier

They live for good team points!! Yes it's my top priority that the Pokémon are in the spotlight a lot, there will never be a page without Pokémon. <3

I'm glad you like Scott!! The Gym Leaders are so curious about Sara because of her dad, but she just wants to be seen as her own person dfjkgda
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Awww what a sweet memory of the bike!  The beautiful scenery, the sisters, the joy of- OH MY GAWD SARA GET OUT OF THE WATER!!!  Precious cinnamon roll is down!

And don't feel bad Sara.  I too had bike trauma and did not learn to ride a bike ever.  ^^;
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Some of that memory can probably still be salvaged for cherishing :'D
I think I forgot how to ride a bike because bikes haven't been useful in the places I've lived, and I would definitely get bike trauma if I tried again.
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My city set up a "rent a bike" system in various areas so every summer, I long to ride a bike.  But I don't know how to ride a bike so I never try it.  Part of me wishes I could walk up and say to someone "Hey can you teach me to do something most 6 year olds know how to do?" ^^;

Maybe I should just move to Hawaii and learn how to ride bulls like the Alolans do. 
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There should be adult bike riding classes just like adult swimming classes! ...At least I hope there are adult swimming classes because I heard that more and more children just don't learn to swim nowadays, and that's much worse than not knowing how to ride a bike. :/
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DUMB SHELLDERS! THAT IS NOT A SLOWPOKE
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They're practicing for the big day when they finally find a Slowpoke, that bite must be perfect lol
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After the Shellder vendor there was a pier vendor. Why is there a pier vendor in the middle of town because reasons.

There are times where I wish that actually happened in game. Use super effective move, pokemon runs away.
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Bwahaha!
Yes you don't have to get hurt! Just move aside! Shoo (Icon) 
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I commiserate with Sara's bike phobia 100%. I'm a full-grown adult now and still can't ride one. 
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I think I might have forgotten how to ride a bike... I plan to stay in my city that is too hilly for bikes, so I will probably never have to do it again, but I still worry. :'D Sara should worry too. That scene was way too much effort for a one-off joke.
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Nice! I might have binge-read your nuzlocke, and now I think I'm hooked.
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Ayyy thanks a lot, I'm happy to hear you're enjoying the comic! c:
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Can't wait for the gym battle next page!


Also I hope your next attempt on the other gym goes smoother,
(and I want to give Sara a hug)
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I can't wait to finish and share it! :iconlazycryrollplz:

Everyone will get so much stronger until then! Let's hope it will be enough haha
(She could sure use one ;v; )
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Dang I love this comic (just caught up! This is awesome~)
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Aaahh thanks so much, I'm glad you enjoyed!! La love 
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I did ye! Excited to see new page~~~
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Sooooon :dummy:
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Poor Sara having flashbacks .c
Also Sara, take a nap ples
Also bless the roundboi pikachu<3
Very nice and drama free page, thank u, bless u....
I only hope this doesn't mean mean that there will be extra drama next page OnO'''
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