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We've all been there by Bummerdude We've all been there by Bummerdude
Very much like the simply bush tree, the ledges have for the longest time
mocked any adventurer in search of items or new territories, so anyone who
shares my compulsive need to collect everything in sight should be able to
sympathise with me on this one.

Black and White 2 is also out, so my attention has been divided at best during
the production of this strip. I usually tend to hold off the strips for the new
games a while to give everyone a fair chance of getting to play them first, but
those who was inclined to get it has probably already gotten it by now. Maybe.
I like playing it safe.

In other news, my last strip which featured a Vanilluxe documentary got mixed
reactions, but several asked if I had more strips in store in that same theme.
Which is to say no, as of yet. But it's been a long while since I last featured
someone, so if you want more examples of pokémon placed in a wildlife
environment, I'd suggest checking out Professor Baobab's Field Guide,
made by :iconcasteelart:.
While the logs aren't aimed to be funny, they are aimed to be realistic, with
some really good illustrations to go along with them.

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:iconnightmare5000:
Nightmare5000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Artist
Just jump and grab it man, how hard is it, we're not in "The Sims"
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:iconthe-piranha-king:
The-Piranha-King Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Artist
when i was like 5 i thought it was like a little triangle you jumped over but couldnt walk back through

then i realised it was a ledge, but thought it was VERY short

good god i need to see pokemon in 3d, and not the original games, like a remake in 3d
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:iconlugia61617:
lugia61617 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gogoat: The answer to our Ledge-Leaping Prayers. Let's just hope we can ride our own in future games and not...uh...Grand Theft Gogoat them.
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:iconflippyfangirl4life:
FlippyFangirl4Life Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Skiddo: You made a Grand Theft Auto refrence, smartass! D:
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:iconauroradragon87:
Auroradragon87 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
I totally sympathize.
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:iconjulesworld99:
Julesworld99 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Writer
Hopefully Gogoat will help that problem.
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:iconrokurocarisu:
RokuroCarisu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Good news from the Pokémon X & Y previews! Ridable Pokémon like Gogoat can jump up ledges! :dance:
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:iconbummerdude:
Bummerdude Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Yep. Guess I'll have to arrange a burial for this strip now! I'm thinking a burning ship at sea.
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:iconakogare:
Akogare Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I honestly hoped Rock Climb would solve this issue entirely when it first came out, but to this day we cannot get up those tricky ledges. They forever taunt us.

Really nice textures here. Diggin' the colours and expressions.
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:iconpanscolipede:
PanScolipede Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone needs to mention the Aroma Lady that mastered the art of jumping ledges in Ruby/Sapphire. =\
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:iconkim-fareseed:
Kim-Fareseed Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Yep. I was really surprised when I saw it happen. Though I was safe, I was wrong.
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:iconiandam98:
IandaM98 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Why don't they just reach up and grab it?
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:iconbummerdude:
Bummerdude Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Why indeed.
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:iconplayboyvampire:
PlayboyVampire Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ouch... he can't even reach it?
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:iconppowersteef:
ppowersteef Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the ledges looks like much smaller on the orginal games
AND WHY YOU NEED A HM SURF TO SWIM!!
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:iconkim-fareseed:
Kim-Fareseed Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Would you want to swim from Olivine City to Chianwood City or Lilycove City to Pacifidlog Town on your own?
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:iconppowersteef:
ppowersteef Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you think a seahorse will reach that distance with someone on his back...
then i'll swim on my own
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:iconkim-fareseed:
Kim-Fareseed Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
...good point. And this leads to the question, how the heck did Rhydon end up with Surf? I don't understand the connection.
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:iconfeather-predator:
Feather-Predator Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Or Nidoking...they're both part Ground...
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:iconkim-fareseed:
Kim-Fareseed Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Yep. The same is for Nidoqueen.

I really wonder why they got Surf.
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:iconfeather-predator:
Feather-Predator Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
My best guess is that their size & shape makes it so that they could float or even swim on water, therefore they could probably pass off as rafts or boats to be ridden on, or in other words, surfed on.
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:iconkim-fareseed:
Kim-Fareseed Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Good enough for me.
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:iconppowersteef:
ppowersteef Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*me checking bublapedia*
what the??? that's really weird...
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:iconkim-fareseed:
Kim-Fareseed Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Been so sens Gen 1 I think.
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:iconppowersteef:
ppowersteef Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, indeed
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:iconsothe52:
sothe52 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
So I'm not the only one! I remember as a kid with Pokemon Silver, discovering a new item and thinking, "Hey, maybe THIS will let me climb ledges," only to be disappointed. And when Rock Climb came along, I thought it was the answer to my prayers. Still no luck!
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:iconduskfalling:
DuskFalling Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Ah yes, the dreaded item on a ledge. I've got the same compulsion to fetch all items and man would this ability come in handy...
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:iconrandomdude99:
Randomdude99 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would've thought Bounce could do the job,but alas,it was a move useless in the overworld...
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:iconwolfeofchaos:
WolfeofChaos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
been there done that
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:iconmaplerose:
MapleRose Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I hope they don't make another HM, I'm running out of slaves! (so glad Rock Climb isn't an HM anymore, that's one of my least fave ones)
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:icontheartofthemoment:
TheArtOfTheMoment Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I can't get it till Christmas so play it extra safe!
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:iconumsauthorlava:
UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not just use Vine Whip to retrieve the ite - OHHH, right! Game logic.
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:iconhikari-dareigan:
Hikari-Dareigan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He needs to make like Wander, be a man and jump right the hell up there.
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:iconwanderer619:
Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
O how I wish an HM w/ that ability would be created
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:iconsubpyros:
SubPyros Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist
I want this HM to be real someday.
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
:XD:
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:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
lol
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:iconlucario515:
lucario515 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Augh, this. We HAVE all been here....; u ;
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:icondabuckethead:
DaBucketHead Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that feel :C
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:iconlugia61617:
lugia61617 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would be the best HM since Fly.
When I think about it, all the HMs should just be TMs, since TMs are now permanent. We could also therefore lose the "Cannot delete" rule (except for Surf)
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:icong1990:
G1990 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Indeed I sympatashy with ye~
Specially when my memorie sucks and I don't remeber where i was supposet to go and use that HM
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:iconjellyweasel:
JellyWeasel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I've actually... I don't think I've ever thought like this. Like if they put it there, you're going to be able to get it eventually. It's just a thing to remember for later.
Although Satoshi Tajiri was the one who spread all of those false rumors about Bill's Secret Garden and the truck by the S.S. Anne so... wouldn't be surprised if they just did this sometimes to taunt you.
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:iconkirbynat:
kirbynat Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how he's tall enough to grab it, and yet...can't. Stupid game mechanics.
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:icongamer28:
Gamer28 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
"I can just use Rock Climb!"
"Not with those rocks."
:(
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:iconpunchietheneko:
PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Artist
I feel the same compulsive urge to snag every item I can see, too.
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:iconbill-clay:
Bill-Clay Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
That's one of the massive downsides to the pokemon games; HM's. They made it so there was too many of them and the fact that you need them, but can't simply delete them got on my nerves. This would be a cool move though.
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:iconmegabust-triixster:
Megabust-Triixster Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
This is especially annoying in caves, more personally, victory road......the exits right there but i want to explore to get that item on the ledge in front of me. That requires the constant, quite strong wild Pokemon and trainers that i haven't encountered yet....*sigh*...the trails of being a trainer
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:iconscribble-mouse:
Scribble-Mouse Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Augh! Why is this not a thing!
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:icongreed-kun:
Greed-kun Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
All of our lives would be so much easier.
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:iconmrbassman6132:
MrBassMan6132 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Most ledges look rockier than the ones that need Rock Climb, so why doesn't that work?!

I need to get B2W2 so bad... =^="
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