The Saturday Strips Vol. 209 – PokeSmack

Welcome to another edition of The Saturday Strips! This is your one-stop shop for all of the best webcomics of the week — and my terrible jokes that accompany them. We had a great vacation here at ResetPress, and it’s time to get back on the saddle, present the best comics around and make shitty jokes. It feels good to be back!

The talk of literally every town in existence at the moment is Pokemon Go. People are playing the game so often and so heavily that they’re getting ran over in traffic, they’re finding dead bodies, and they’re making me look like a jackass because I can’t get to the park on weekdays due to work. I haven’t seen a single person walking around in my small town who isn’t utterly destroying their phone’s battery life and data plan in order to catch imaginary pocket monsters.

Don’t get me wrong — I love Pokemon Go. I think it’s great to see people outside and enjoying the presence of other people. I love seeing my local park filled with people of all walks of life enjoying a game together. They just go a little overboard when they start packing full supplies in their backpacks in order to head to the park and do this all damned day. You know those older hitchhiker guys who stand around waiting for Red or Blue to pass, desperately hoping to participate in a Pokemon battle? Yeah, we’re becoming that guy. You’re becoming that guy. Break your mirrors.

“Oh, not me! I’m not that guy!” you say. Right, right. You’re too busy joining the Bloods, Crips or whatever the hell Team Instinct wants to be. The game is supposed to bring people together for fun moments out in the open rather than locked inside their homes, but, just like a psychologist playing mind games with the weak-minded, the game then breaks players into teams so they can square off against each other. You know that cute girl you met at the bus stop who actually talked to you because she likes the game too? She’s going to rip your head off when she finds out you’re wearing enemy colors, you Team Valor fuck.

But none of it will matter in the end when the fad dies down and people start falling off the bandwagon. It’s bound to happen just like any other trend your goofy friends won’t stop bringing up every two minutes, but this time there will be a happy ending to it all: you, the true Pokemon nerds, will still be there when the dust settles. You will still play. You will still dominate. The prophecy will become true: the Pokemon nerds will inherit the earth!

That’s all for the ‘Strips this week! If Pokemon Go isn’t giving you enough of that PokeSmack straight in the vein, try out Pokemon-Planet.com. It’s an unlicensed Pokemon MMORPG, and I think it rocks. You might even see me on there sometime!

Point of View – Awkward Zombie

Pokemon Go…F Yourself – Corpse Run Comics

Candy Grinding – CAD Comics

Pokemon No – Double XP

Ready to Go – Nerd Rage

Birds and Bees – Nerf Now

On Reaping – Penny Arcade

The Power of Pokemon Go – Dorkly

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ResetPatrick

Former ScrewAttack Lead News Editor, creator of community group Debasedtothis(DTT), co-host of The Reset Button and Super Reset Bros, co-creator of Reset Press. Also a former Game Hero, featured on countless websites.

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