August 4th, 2011, 8:53 pm

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Petty, August 4th, 2011, 8:53 pm     Reply

Part 2!

So here's the update! Sorry it took so long-- my life has been super hectic lately. :(

So you get to meet SILVER and see ATHENA in action!
Fun times-- new teammates should be in the next update!

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SolaratheHedgehog, August 4th, 2011, 8:57 pm     Reply

I cried manly tears when I saw this update 8'D

TheProjectCore, August 4th, 2011, 8:58 pm     Reply

That poor Chikorita. gunna be scarred for life. I like the way that athena is kinda like Silver. In a way. Grrr now I cant wait to see what the next pokemon LOCKE will catch!

Chrono Z, August 4th, 2011, 9:02 pm     Reply

I'm so happy I found this~. Faved and
You have almost 500 Fans and it's been 3-5 Pages...Incredible! No wonder it's such a good comic.

Gekkonidae (Guest), August 4th, 2011, 9:05 pm     Reply

AN UPDATE?!?!?!?!?!
I was super excited when I saw that there was an update! It's awesome, keep it up!

Guest, August 4th, 2011, 9:06 pm     Reply


Do I sense (pauses) Room for Development!?!?!

My face is so happy right now. :D

SSJTakuya, August 4th, 2011, 9:15 pm     Reply

dat chikorita is gonna have that eye scar for the whole comic...
i can just sense it

reidcl999, August 4th, 2011, 9:20 pm     Reply

YES AN UPDATE i love this comic

Luxbot, August 4th, 2011, 9:37 pm     Reply

I love how this is in color!

I'm going to be honest, I kinda wished the Leafgreen nuzlocke was in color ^^"

T8rtoes, August 4th, 2011, 9:37 pm     Reply


-and holy crap, Silver is just as big of a dick as ever! Yet I still love him.
Keep up the awesome work and good luck on your Heart Gold run!

RedJac, August 4th, 2011, 10:01 pm     Reply

Wow...this put 'Curbstomp' to a whole new level. That was brutal!

Stash, August 4th, 2011, 10:42 pm     Reply

So like wtf is up wit Athena? She is like hell on wheels!

epicness, August 4th, 2011, 10:55 pm     Reply

I'd be better if the names were'nt caps

Sonara, August 4th, 2011, 10:57 pm     Reply

Weak battle Silver.

Echocave, August 4th, 2011, 10:57 pm     Reply


also Athena's a b*tch
I miss Spuds

Ultima527, August 4th, 2011, 11:01 pm     Reply

So, if my guess is right...
Athena got a critical hit on the first pidgey you encountered, killing it, ruining your chance to capture a pokemon from that route.

And then you ingeniously worked it into her character.

Watermage, August 4th, 2011, 11:14 pm     Reply

Noooo! His name is ???!

Vye Brante, August 4th, 2011, 11:30 pm     Reply

I found your previous Nuzlocke and then this one shortly after the last update. Glad to see it updated again!

I hope Athena will earn some restraint in the future! We'll see I guess.

Blitz, August 4th, 2011, 11:42 pm     Reply

Eeeeee! OwO I squeed when I saw this was updated! -happy-
Man, Athena is so brutal. I like her.
I'll still miss your old team though. :'c

Anyway, can't wait for the next update! <333

Valamanj (Guest), August 4th, 2011, 11:44 pm     Reply

Hurray! A new comic! :D
By the way, question. Are you counting these wild pokemon as "failed catches"? Because given that the game hasn't allowed you to catch pokemon yet, and it's nearly impossible not to run into anything on your way to Mr. Pokemon's house, I wouldn't think it fair if they counted.
P.S. I really like the way you colored Mr. Pokemon's hair!

Petty, August 4th, 2011, 11:47 pm     Reply

@Valamanj: Nope, I don't count wild pokemon catches until I get the pokeballs. After that, the catching rules start. :)

TheKometh, August 5th, 2011, 1:21 am     Reply

Part 3!
I hope there will part 3 soon!

ToxicBreeze, August 5th, 2011, 1:31 am     Reply

lol Silver's got some 'tude with his hand on his hip
i love it

comic king, August 5th, 2011, 2:10 am     Reply

Nice. Loved your last one, excited to see where this challenge goes.

Shrewstur, August 5th, 2011, 2:55 am     Reply

Yay, I'm glad to see an update. ^^ I like how the personalities of each trainer and their pokemon conflicts with each other yet matches against their rival's trainer.

@SSJ: I think it'd be pretty cool if she kept the scar on her eye.

CloudsAreFluffie, August 5th, 2011, 3:58 am     Reply

Updates are the best
Oh goodness it's Silver

...I don't think I'll ever get over how much I love Locke's hair...

TheHuyurugu, August 5th, 2011, 5:43 am     Reply

Thank you!
A while ago, I was big on the Nuzlocke: Hard Mode stuff, but i couldn't handle it. Having found and read your comics was a huge inspiration. I'm currently working on my own SS run thanks to you. Going through it, i'm wondering how you'll introduce certain plot points. Looking forward to it!

Once again, Thank you so much. Even though you're already far past the point of the comics, best of luck!

Swift_Griffon, August 5th, 2011, 9:29 am     Reply

I think I'm the only one here who doesn't really like Athena. :/

RADEON, August 5th, 2011, 10:32 am     Reply

I thought his name was ???

Micki (Guest), August 5th, 2011, 12:40 pm     Reply

D: I have a soft spot in my heart for Chikorita (even though my very first starter was Cyndaquil on Crystal)...poor thing!

Echocave, August 5th, 2011, 12:55 pm     Reply

@Swift_Griffon your not alone I really don't like her either

Bien (Guest), August 5th, 2011, 3:26 pm     Reply

Sweet Begees! Athena needs to calm her ass down. Also, I never understood why that guy was such a douche, I mean, when I played Silver a long ass time ago, he was such a dick. Still is apparently.

Istanbul (Guest), August 5th, 2011, 4:26 pm     Reply

Maybe Locke and Silver can trade?

Athena seems a lot better-suited to Silver, and the Chikorita seems much better-suited to Locke.

Also, the Chikorita. Let me guess...Timid?

chuggaafan (Guest), August 5th, 2011, 6:54 pm     Reply

OMG YES new update!

damn, athena. you scary. i'm looking forward to seeing how her personality and relationship with locke develops, as well as new teammates in the next part!

ClefableMaster (Guest), August 6th, 2011, 4:11 am     Reply

YAY FOR UPDATES!!! I was waiting SO LONG for my dose of Lockeness Moster battle (lol)

Guest (Guest) (Guest) (Guest), August 6th, 2011, 9:00 am     Reply

Chikorita must kill Sliver.

KaibaKitty, August 6th, 2011, 11:55 am     Reply

I had to do a double take when I saw the update. So excited that you were able to find the time to continue it ^_^

Athena's a little bitch O_o Hopefully for LOCKE's sake, her other pokemon aren't quite so... feisty.

ben (Guest), August 6th, 2011, 8:32 pm     Reply

if you dont mind what are the current levels of your leaf green team

Guest, August 7th, 2011, 6:08 am     Reply

Looks like Locke will have harder time keeping Athena in check than battling Silver. Great work Petty.

Ikaeru (Guest), August 7th, 2011, 2:04 pm     Reply

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Yo. Big fan of the comic; I've gotten several of my friends into it, and we've all cried together over the victories and losses. Anyway, I just posted a link to the HGSS one on my facebook page, so... More fans to come your way! Thanks for sharing this awesomeness with us. :)

Xweetke, August 7th, 2011, 2:13 pm     Reply

yessssss update!
I'm sorry... but I don't like Athena at all ^^; I like bitches... but when it comes to hurting innocent people/pokémon.. I hate them XD

Bre Ishurna the Wolf, August 7th, 2011, 5:37 pm     Reply

Silver doesn't know that Locke was a stronger trainer than him before she gave up her champion title.

Smoalz (Guest), August 7th, 2011, 9:42 pm     Reply

Anyone else notice Silver is left-handed? I sense something evil...

Pacmanite (Guest), August 8th, 2011, 8:34 am     Reply

Athena's behaviour... unnerves me. xD It makes me wonder what will become of her when she gets to see one of her own teammates die, or something. Her callous disregard for other's suffering can't be left to grow and fester in her, surely... :o

So I guess for those who are not very taken by Athena's unlikeable and overly arrogant character (myself included), let's wait and see. She might probably grow a bit. And if she does, I think I'll find myself growing fond of her.

As it is: I'm more shocked and fearful of her rampant savagery than actually liking her. But this is an interesting turn of events nevertheless.

Kayle (Guest), August 8th, 2011, 9:39 am     Reply

Anyone who thinks Athena is an unlikeable bitch... well, some of you might know this reference, and some of you might not, but just think of her as a Nuzlocke Vriska.


thecreator, August 8th, 2011, 10:26 am     Reply

Wait, since you have the Dupes Clause on, does that mean you won't keep the Togepi when it hatches since u technically own a Togepi back in your Leafgreen game?

DestructionDragon360 (Guest), August 8th, 2011, 11:31 am     Reply

Johto Nuzlocke Question
Since in-Game your already Grinding for Red, how did you manage to survive the endless hours of Grinding? It took me forever to finally get my three Pokemon up to 21, and I lost my Geodude on the way. What's your secret for persistence?

Hukuzo, August 9th, 2011, 10:07 pm     Reply

Damn, I forgot you upload the comic here as well. Time to favorite it up.

Ryoji Arisato, August 9th, 2011, 11:05 pm     Reply


Egbert (Guest), August 12th, 2011, 12:09 am     Reply

@ Kayle: i didnt see that until you pointed it out. but i think vriska was more of unlikable bitch forever and i think that athena will change for the better.

Kitt (Guest), August 12th, 2011, 11:22 pm     Reply

New update! 8D

JordanTH (Guest), August 13th, 2011, 11:29 pm     Reply

...y'know, I guess she kind of is!
Although I think giving Chikorita a possibly permanent scar is probably less severe then throwing Tavros off a cliff and crippling him.

Kitt (Guest), August 14th, 2011, 5:22 am     Reply

@Kayle Egbert and Jordan
Although this is of little assistance, Vriska did spare Tavros and not feed him to her Lusus (Though that may or may not be from ancestry) and Athena might have done far worse since it appeared she was gonna rip the leaf off it's head if Locke hadn't called her off.

*End fairly random fact/facts*

Istanbul (Guest), August 15th, 2011, 5:13 am     Reply

Well, if I had to guess, I'd say we're most likely to see a Pidgey, a Sentret, and/or a Caterpie joining up pretty soon.

Imma Lion (Guest), August 16th, 2011, 7:28 am     Reply

Johto is what happened when the creators of Pokemon first tried to make a "moral of the story" game. It wasn't pulled off very well (and wasn't really until Unova, but that's a tale for another day), but an artist who's writing it as more story than game should change that. I look forward to seeing things unfold.

Istanbul (Guest), August 16th, 2011, 9:53 am     Reply

For what it's worth, that Soul Silver Nuzlocke I started before the LG run was over? I'm also grinding to face Red (and the Elite Four second time around). My team:

Ben, my Typhlosion
Vincent, my Magnezone (no battling in Sinnoh, shipped it over with a Rare Candy, shipped it right back)
Lars, my Gyarados
Haku, my Lugia (all rules followed)
Flare, my Ho-oh (see above)
Drake, my Dragonite

All at level 70 or so now, and MAN, do I wish they'd put better grinding places into the game! Looking into exploiting Hoenn Sound to snag a Linoone from Kanto in hopes of abusing Pickup.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. :)

ShinyPoochyena, August 16th, 2011, 10:03 pm     Reply


Ooooh, a new teammate?! I hope its a Sentret! Maybe you'll get a Growlithe soon... I hope you do.....
Darn. By the looks of it, ATHENA was about to rip Chikorita's (Spelling?!) leaf off, but then you called her off.. I was kinda hoping to see if it would grow back when it evolved or whatever...

DaringDestiny, August 16th, 2011, 11:39 pm     Reply

What an awesome storyline so far, i love it

Frostagin (Guest), August 17th, 2011, 5:26 pm     Reply

I can't believe I'm reading this. I'm still crying from RICK's death. ;-;

JASON (Guest), August 18th, 2011, 2:27 pm     Reply

I hope there's a growlithe/arcanine or spinarak/ariados on her team soon. Why is Athena so aggresive!? She seems more compatible to Silver...

Venomoth777 (Guest), August 18th, 2011, 4:47 pm     Reply

@Petty: I'm loving this comic, and can't wait until Gary/Blue shows up again. XD Because we all know that he will. o_o But I have a question...How will you implement Red into the comics, since Locke took his role in the first season? And won't it get mildly confusing when ordering Athena to fight, while fighting the Rocket Boss named Athena (who is also Silver's mom)? XD

derpa (Guest), August 18th, 2011, 7:31 pm     Reply

Just noticed
considering the huge Art Bump made in FireRed, I wonder if we will be seeing Mona Lisa-quality panels by the end of this one?

(Totally calling it)

Guardiavoir, August 19th, 2011, 6:39 pm     Reply

Looks like Silver's gonna be the next douchebag that needs to be pwned by someone.

ShadowTheEevee, August 21st, 2011, 2:45 pm     Reply

I think...
...that Silver won't be a douchebag for the rest of the comic. I think that he'll change after having one of his Pokemon die, or watched one of Locke's Pokemon die... Kinda like how N changes after he hears your Pokemon saying that it wants to be with you..

Maybe Gary will be on top of the mountain that Red was on? (You replaced Red in your LG run...)

gumlip, August 22nd, 2011, 12:13 am     Reply

draw faster!

ben (Guest), August 22nd, 2011, 8:34 am     Reply

how about you draw faster and not fail a nuzlocke before you start drawing it.

gumlip, August 22nd, 2011, 11:57 am     Reply

look at this avatar i made!

Guest-0 (Guest), August 22nd, 2011, 6:11 pm     Reply

@ShadowTheEevee: Nah, Red won't be Gary, 'cause he's a gym leader in Kanto. It'll be something weird dictated by the plot, but not Gary mutha-effin' Oak.

MaDaZi (Guest), August 23rd, 2011, 9:40 am     Reply

Maybe it's Locke herself somehow?

Istanbul (Guest), August 23rd, 2011, 7:54 pm     Reply

@gumlip - Wait, aren't you the same guy who hasn't updated his Nuzlocke in almost a month now? Also, aren't you the same guy whose Nuzlocke is illustrated so abominably poorly that I took it for a trolling attempt?

Pot, kettle, black.

AltoSonium, August 25th, 2011, 5:53 pm     Reply

>_< woo!

I feel pretty awesome considering i recently bought the game so i knows whats going on *bough the lugia version*

Hehe, i called my Totodile 'Totoro' and my red dude Shuno~

Guest-O (Guest), August 25th, 2011, 7:51 pm     Reply

@AltoSonium: Totoro's a nice name, but that's usually what I name my Snorlax.

Zero (Guest), August 25th, 2011, 8:33 pm     Reply

I'm getting that scar will stay for the rest of the challenge .

Egbert (Guest), August 25th, 2011, 8:49 pm     Reply


ShadowTheEevee, August 25th, 2011, 10:38 pm     Reply

@Guest-0: Hmm... I forgot about him being a Gym Leader. :P I haven't played HG/SS in a while... I think it'll be somebody that LOCKE has encountered before-such as Giovanni or Gary. Maybe nobody will be up there. Or, somebody WILL be up there, somebody that will lead LOCKE into a new reigon, such as N or Lucas, perhaps?

Guest-O (Guest), August 25th, 2011, 11:38 pm     Reply

@ShadowTheEevee: Giovanni would be pretty cool, especially considering how absent he is from the game. I'm hoping it'll be some sort of Dark Link/Nega Scott sorta deal caused by Locke's dark side and maybe Mewtwo's ghost or something.

ShadowTheEevee, August 26th, 2011, 11:12 pm     Reply

@Guest-O: Mewtwo's ghost? o_o That seems a little far-fetched. Dark Link and Nega Scott? I doubt they'll appear. Ever.

@gumip/everybody who's telling Petty to write faster/complaining about how slow the next update is coming and why isn't it up yet: For the love of Arceus, shut up. It takes time to level grind, progress farther in a games' storyline, and then draw it up, while thinking up a plot that is similar to the game's but is more interesting. And I bet she's busy with school/work/whatever she's doing in her free time. If its so easy, then we would have the next update up by now. But its not. Its hard work drawing this and making it look good. And, she doesn't have to do this. She can just shut her DS and her laptop, and never post an update here again. But she still does it, and the way to reward her for her hard work and efforts is NOT by pestering her and telling her to draw faster, and complain about how slow the updates are.

Istanbul (Guest), August 27th, 2011, 3:31 am     Reply

@ShadowTheEevee - While I agree with much of what you're saying, it would be nice to see Petty pop in maybe once a week and say 'hey, here's what's up, probably another X days before the next update'. In other words, while it's kind of unreasonable to demand ZOMG DRAW FASTOR, it'd be nice to get the occasional update as to when the next page is likely to roll.

Anapona, August 28th, 2011, 7:35 pm     Reply


PokemonGod777 (Guest), August 29th, 2011, 2:09 pm     Reply

How sad...
This is a very sad moment for Locke to leave all her pokemon ): also your insperation has made me complete a nuzlocke, oddly I got most of the same pokemon you did

Guest, August 29th, 2011, 10:02 pm     Reply

guys, didn't you look at the cover page? Giovanni's totally there -- as is some guy wearing Red's hat and clutching a Master ball. I suppose it hints to who's going to be on Mt. Silver, but still leaves a bit of mystery...

ooooh, I can't wait! Petty, you're such a rockin' artist / storyteller!

Ruth (Guest), August 30th, 2011, 12:43 pm     Reply

@Petty: Could you get an rss feed on this? If there already is one I can't find it.

ShadowTheEevee, August 30th, 2011, 2:04 pm     Reply

@Guest: Remember the HG Preview in the LeafGreen Edition? ;) Giovanni is definitley going to be in here.

Kayle (Guest), August 31st, 2011, 11:03 am     Reply

@ShadowTheEevee: Remember how that was totally april fools?

Not that I necessarily dislike the idea . . .

LulzMan69 (Guest), September 1st, 2011, 6:20 am     Reply

That lil' blue feller's gettin' on my nerves.
I seriously hope he changes. Fast.
Otherwise... I think you should've gone for Chikorita. :/
Or Cindaquil, he's awesome.

Guest, September 2nd, 2011, 12:27 pm     Reply

@LulzMan69: Read the comic again, Athena is female.

Delavonboy12, September 3rd, 2011, 6:41 am     Reply

... And the next gen Douche is starting his workday

Istanbul (Guest), September 4th, 2011, 1:51 am     Reply the risk of sounding ungrateful, it's been a full month now. Any update on when we should expect the next comic?

Luxbot, September 5th, 2011, 10:14 am     Reply

...You're grinding for Red right now.

This is only the beginning of the nuzlocke..


SoZettaSlow (Guest), September 5th, 2011, 9:50 pm     Reply

Its Awesome
Not complaining the comics are awesome ive actually being doing a nuzlocke adventure on my SoulSilver game. Cant wait for the next COMIC know it will be great. :)

Carl (Guest), September 7th, 2011, 1:21 pm     Reply

Locke is Ex champion and Athena expected stronger trainer and she is suppose be a starter pokemon.

Guest, September 10th, 2011, 12:55 am     Reply

@Carl: ...yes, that's the entire joke. Congratulations.

Chikouu, September 11th, 2011, 5:21 am     Reply

Great comic!

But it's been on my mind for a while, but is the rating marks(or whatever you call them) scout lilies? They sure looks like them...

katie310117 (Guest), September 11th, 2011, 3:15 pm     Reply

lol, they're fleurs de lis, and are definitely not exclusive to scouts. lots of things use them. and they can also just be decorative.

Chikouu, September 11th, 2011, 3:20 pm     Reply

Oh, I didn't know that. The only place that I've seen them is within the scouts.

Cerberus (Guest), September 18th, 2011, 11:47 am     Reply

I never appreciated how long making a comic like this could take until I tried to do it myself. Keep up the hard work, Petty. I'll wait as long as I have to.

shadic565, September 23rd, 2011, 11:21 pm     Reply

I only remembered this after seeing captainsparklez's youtube run of HG, and looked through my fav list to find that you weren't in my favorites.

so now you get faved from me for a 3rd time. congrats :D

chuggaafan (Guest), September 24th, 2011, 1:00 pm     Reply

i agree with istanbul. while i can understand that it takes a lot of time and energy to draw these comics, it would be nice to see petty mention how long until the next one will be done (approximately, of course)

Guest, September 25th, 2011, 7:59 am     Reply

honestly at this point i dont care if you abandoned this thing but it would be nice to know whether or not you did

anon (Guest), September 26th, 2011, 6:00 am     Reply

Could you please make statement wether you gonna continue this or not?

Nikkoru (Guest), September 26th, 2011, 9:24 pm     Reply

Let's just keep being patient, guys.

Remember that Petty has a real life to attend to as well- Things like this have to be put on the backburner sometimes I'm sure. If she had really abandoned it, I am certain she would have told us.

artdirector123, November 14th, 2011, 4:44 am     Reply

whats really annoying about joey is that he still calls it a rattata even after it's evolved.

Koren, March 7th, 2012, 4:32 am     Reply

You should have named her Sparta

TheNuzlockeChallenger (Guest), April 17th, 2012, 2:33 am     Reply

Why did you choose Totodile. Cyndaquil is much cuter.

Chiyosen, November 3rd, 2012, 6:03 am     Reply

Oak came a long way from stalking Locke through her window. lol

Elliott (Guest), January 16th, 2013, 8:53 pm     Reply

Wow, so LOCKE is 13 now... Shes still a lil' but flat chested...

guest123 (Guest), March 5th, 2013, 5:50 pm     Reply

@Elliott: why you looking at her chest for?!

tehe10293847, March 5th, 2013, 8:26 pm     Reply

@guest123: To admire the artwork :P

And yes, its still ,me, Elliott.

Mango Dolphin (Guest), May 5th, 2013, 7:14 pm     Reply

@Pacmanite: Athena's Ability: Unnerve
Your party is too nervous to eat berries!

Grgfcbg (Guest), December 21st, 2013, 5:06 pm     Reply

When you get to Blue this should get interesting

Zeldafan2000, January 5th, 2014, 2:49 am     Reply

I feel bad for that chikorita. It looked so scared and didnt deserve that beating athena gave it ;-;

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