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187 - Indigo Plateau

September 18th, 2014, 2:00 am

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Author's Comments:

Reply Surfersquid, August 25th, 2014, 2:13 pm

And thus ends Book 1's adventures!

Thanks so much to everyone who's followed this comic and enjoyed it! I've really enjoyed drawing it and it's the best feeling in the world to know that it brightens the days of so many of you! (Knowing that Professor Oak scares you is a great feeling, too.)

While I would like to do a Book 2 at some point, for now I'm going to take a break and work on other projects.

Here's where you can find me around the rest of the Internet if you're keen on following my work:


Hope to see you there!

Happy trails, and remember: real champions don't use Repel!

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User's Comments:

Reply gothaman1, September 18th, 2014, 2:14 am

that makes me a real champion...i never use repel...ever.

Reply linkstar21, September 18th, 2014, 6:15 pm

@Surfersquid: Wow all of that was book 1?
@gothaman1: Who DOES?!

Reply Surfersquid, September 18th, 2014, 6:39 pm

@linkstar21: Yep! I figured organizing the comic by game would be a good idea.

Reply linkstar21, September 18th, 2014, 7:21 pm

@Surfersquid: Nice! I wonder what chaos the Gold/Silver/Crystal book will hold in store for us...

Reply Alienoid, September 18th, 2014, 2:15 am

Reading this was seriously an amazing experience from beginning to end. Just the way you can perfectly capture the zany, quirky mannerisms of the game and make it so comical made it a complete joy to read.

I haven't quite felt the rush of energy from seeing a comic in my 'UPDATED' list in quite some time. While I am a bit disappointed that I have to wait for the next book, I'm sure you'll go even further with the concept and just completely nail every single form of humour in the games.

good gooooood I can't wait

Good luck with all future endeavours! Because everything you do will be awesome forever.

Reply Surfersquid, September 18th, 2014, 10:39 am

@Alienoid: Aww, thank you! I'm so glad you've enjoyed it so much.

Reply SuperScratchkat, September 18th, 2014, 3:58 am

aw its done


Reply SaviourInDistress, September 18th, 2014, 7:31 am

I really enjoyed reading this and if you do make a book 2 could you leave an update and link on this comic series so that I can find it easily? Or are you just gunna post it on here anyway? ^_^

Reply Surfersquid, September 18th, 2014, 10:40 am

@SaviourInDistress: Yes, Book 2 would be posted on here. I'm too lazy to make a new URL. :P

Reply Luigi_96, September 18th, 2014, 10:11 am

It's been a good read, and thank YOU for taking the time to make this!
I know we'll all patiently be waiting for book 2!

Reply Surfersquid, September 18th, 2014, 10:41 am

@Luigi_96: You're very welcome! :D

Reply MecanicalCH, September 18th, 2014, 11:23 am


i will wait for Book 2! ....until then...i am going to re-read the book 1...atleast another 12 times...

Reply Surfersquid, September 18th, 2014, 11:48 am

@MecanicalCH: Thanks! :D

Reply Koren, September 18th, 2014, 2:05 pm

You're not going to go catch Mewtwo?

Reply Surfersquid, September 18th, 2014, 3:00 pm

@Koren: I would if Mewtwo had funny NPC dialogue, which is sadly not the case.

Also that Cerulean Cave is killer.

Reply HaikenEdge, September 18th, 2014, 2:20 pm

Sad that Book 2 might be a while before it begins. Gonna miss dropping in to read this every T&TH.

Reply SassyThePokemonLover, September 18th, 2014, 3:15 pm

Now what's worse, Professor Oak when he's on repel, or his withdrawal symptoms?

Looking forward to Book 2! :D

Reply Sanji (Guest), September 18th, 2014, 6:24 pm

Great job! You deserve a break. ^___^

Reply Surfersquid, September 18th, 2014, 6:39 pm

@Sanji: Thanks! I fully intend to take one, haha.

Reply BurningLito, September 19th, 2014, 10:27 am

HOLD UP A SECOND SURFER SQUID. You can't escape us that easily, you forgot to do the Hall of Fame!

Reply Surfersquid, September 19th, 2014, 12:05 pm

@BurningLito: Meh, Hall of Fame didn't have anything that particularly caught my eye as comic material. I went all the way through the end credits just to be sure.

Reply DragonQueenRachel (Guest), September 19th, 2014, 2:50 pm

Very good comic, I look forward to Book 2.

Reply silverumbreon (Guest), September 19th, 2014, 6:37 pm

There had better be a book 2. I love this comic.

Reply Zachire, September 20th, 2014, 2:59 am

God, this comic was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for book 2! Reading this was pure fun! Smackjeeves needs more comics like this.

Reply Surfersquid, September 20th, 2014, 10:01 am

@Zachire: Thanks!

Reply Coaster, September 21st, 2014, 6:11 pm

Oak has his hand around Red's shoulder in both panels, and between this and the latter's face in the first panel, I have the feeling this basically means he's been [s]abducted[/s] adopted by Oak and we should call Officer Jenny posthaste.

Regardless, it was awesome to go through this and I look forward to the next volume!

Reply Kuribo, September 28th, 2014, 8:32 am

Now we wait for Silver...

I'm bored.

Reply silverumbreon (Guest), September 28th, 2014, 9:50 am

I can see you are taking a break, as far as I can tell. Take your time, you deserve it!

Reply Surfersquid, September 28th, 2014, 9:52 am

@silverumbreon : Thanks!

Reply silverumbreon (Guest), September 30th, 2014, 8:49 pm

@Surfersquid: I feel so ashamed for not noticing your comment 2 minutes after I did mine. Tis the curse of checking in only about once per day... And, I suppose, having too many other webcomics to check in on too. :&

Reply Surfersquid, September 30th, 2014, 10:56 pm

@silverumbreon : Don't worry about it, I'm just glad you stopped by. :)

Reply blueumbreon, November 1st, 2014, 2:00 pm

omg he-hes on repel! thats why he is crazy!

Reply silverumbreon (Guest), November 4th, 2014, 10:15 am

Are you going to update soon? I know you're taking a break, but we'd all like to know if you're still going on with this. If you're having issues that stop you from doing so, you can tell us.

Reply Surfersquid, November 4th, 2014, 10:58 am

@silverumbreon : I haven't discarded the idea of doing a Book 2, but it's not high on my priority list right now. I have a lot of other projects I'm working on that I'm currently more invested in. I feel like I'll come back to this comic when it's time, but I don't want to rush things or pressure myself to do it.

Also, ORAS is coming out this month and I will probably be preoccupied with that for a while. xD

Reply blueumbreon, November 11th, 2014, 5:59 pm

I gotta run because oak is on repel. BAI.

Reply silverumbreon (Guest), November 30th, 2014, 6:10 pm

So how are you doing on Omega ruby/alpha sapphire? I'm taking a break from it as of now so that I can drag it out and savor it better when I get back on it.

Reply Surfersquid, November 30th, 2014, 6:12 pm

@silverumbreon : I'm just about to head to Meteor Falls! I just caught a Skarmory!

Reply Sanji (Guest), December 1st, 2014, 6:10 pm

Do you know yet if you're going to make different arcs for the remakes?

Reply Surfersquid, December 1st, 2014, 9:49 pm

@Sanji: I doubt it--the dialogue and overall storylines are too similar between originals and remakes. It'd be a chore to slog through essentially the same game twice.

Reply Sanji (Guest), December 3rd, 2014, 5:59 pm

That's true. You have five other gens anyway. 8P

Reply Frezien, December 18th, 2014, 11:17 pm

Fantastic This was such an adventure reading since 2013 ( its almost 2015 LOL!) I loved it and can't wait for your next books have a happy holidays~

Reply Surfersquid, December 19th, 2014, 12:37 am

@Frezien: Thanks! You have a happy holiday, too!

Reply chickenpeep (Guest), December 19th, 2014, 7:50 pm

Can you give us an estimate for when you will get to book 2?

Reply Surfersquid, December 19th, 2014, 7:51 pm

@chickenpeep: I'm afraid I can't--I'm very busy with other projects and personal things at the moment. Sorry about that.

Reply Sanji (Guest), December 20th, 2014, 8:58 pm

@Surfersquid: I hope your other projects are going well.

Reply Surfersquid, December 20th, 2014, 8:59 pm

@Sanji: They are! I've been doing graphics work on a Flash game that should see release in the next couple of months or so.

Reply Guest, December 21st, 2014, 3:15 pm

@Surfersquid: Oh nice! You should post a link here when it's finished.

Reply Surfersquid, December 21st, 2014, 3:17 pm

@Guest: Will do!

Reply chickenpeep (Guest), December 20th, 2014, 9:37 pm

When you do the Hoenn region, maybe you could use what I found on Alpha Saphire:
These were the guy's exact words no joke:
"Back in the day, Verdanturf was famous as a gateway to success in the contest spectacular. That was BACK WHEN I WAS ALIVE AND KICKING, though."
But that would mean... AAH! HE'S DEAD!

Reply Kuribo, February 15th, 2015, 11:55 am

@Surfersquid: It's been almost six months, I hope we haven't been forgotten...

Reply Surfersquid, February 15th, 2015, 12:07 pm

@Kuribo: I've been really busy, but I have not forgotten. :)

Reply Kuribo, February 16th, 2015, 9:37 am

@Surfersquid: :D Being busy is fine, don't worry!

Reply HaikenEdge, August 30th, 2015, 10:10 am

It's been a year. Is this still on hiatus, or has it been dropped?

Reply Surfersquid, August 30th, 2015, 5:32 pm

@HaikenEdge: Still can't give a definitive answer. Life has gotten really crazy, and while I've definitely entertained ideas of a Book 2, it doesn't feel like the right time yet. I will keep everyone posted if that changes.

Reply Sanji (Guest), September 3rd, 2015, 6:33 pm

@Surfersquid: No problem. Hope everything is going okay.

Reply Surfersquid, September 3rd, 2015, 6:51 pm

@Sanji: Thanks! I'm hanging in there.

Reply ZHODY the delfinator, April 28th, 2016, 5:53 pm

Hey, I just finished reading all of this today and wondered if you could tell us your final team like you did back in the first sjfan page?

Reply Surfersquid, April 28th, 2016, 7:37 pm

@ZHODY the delfinator: Thanks for reading! And sure! I dug my Blue cartridge out of the closet (those save batteries last forever) for utmost accuracy:

Yuna the Lapras
Level 43
Body Slam

Metatron the Kadabra
Level 55
Tri Attack

Ikue the Raichu
Level 48

Sprouty the Victreebel
Level 43
Razor Leaf
Mega Drain

Atlantis the Blastoise
Level 43
Mega Kick
Ice Beam

Kali the Flareon
Level 42
Take Down
Fire Blast
Skull Bash

Reply ZHODY the delfinator, April 28th, 2016, 8:45 pm

@Surfersquid: Thanks! I want to see what you named the other three a bit since you had such cool names for the first three.

I remember seeing the Moltres comic from ages ago, but I guess I had never found the source, because I don't remember the rest. I love the way you portrayed Oak and the way you made repels an explanation for everyone's insanity, too!

Reply Surfersquid, April 28th, 2016, 8:49 pm

@ZHODY the delfinator: Awww, thanks! I enjoyed naming them, and I'm excited to name my Silver Pokemon. :3

Glad you enjoyed the Moltres comic! It seems to be making the rounds on tumblr lately.

Reply MatrixMercenary, May 12th, 2016, 11:26 pm

I applaud you M'lady.

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