Comic 252 - Better than Eggnog
21st May 2018, 5:45 PM
Better than Eggnog
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Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
It's happening people! No, not E3, Kirlia finally got her hands on the Lucky Egg.

And it looks like she won't be Kirlia for much longer...
User comments:
CidYoshi edit delete reply
CidYoshi
Yes yes YES YRS YES YES YES!!
Tho I hope Audino and Chansey's moveset cant accidentally KO the Doctor...
Lemonado Girl edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
Whittling down a Chansey and an Audino with special attacks? Oof, that’s gonna be an entire day, I think.
Chansey88 (Guest) edit delete reply
As a self-proclaimed Pokemon nerd, I had to take that statement at face value and find out actually how many turns it would take. I had to take a LOT of assumptions about the mons, but here I go.

Let's assume that all battlers have perfect IVs and EVs that are equally split between all the stats. I gave Kirlia the benefit of the doubt with a Modest nature, and used a neutral nature for the others. Kirlia is at level 29 and I assumed the others to be at level 30. Having Kirlia spam Psychic, the most powerful move in her moveset, and assuming no crits, no stat debuffs, according to Smogon's damage calculator...

85+ SpA Kirlia Psychic vs. 85 HP / 85 SpD Chansey: 24-28 (11.7 - 13.6%) -- possible 8HKO

85+ SpA Kirlia Psychic vs. 85 HP / 85 SpD Audino: 27-33 (23 - 28.2%) -- 69.1% chance to 4HKO
CidYoshi edit delete reply
CidYoshi
That was awesome.
mathiau (Guest) edit delete reply
If Kirlia used psyshock on Chansey it would actually be far faster
85+ SpA Kirlia Psyshock vs. 85 HP / 85+ Def Chansey: 67-79 (32.6 - 38.5%) -- 98.6% chance to 3HKO
And if she had keep focus bast when she devolved (assuming she ever had it), Psyshock would steal be better
85+ SpA Kirlia Focus Blast vs. 85 HP / 12 SpD Chansey: 44-52 (21.4 - 25.3%) -- 0% chance to 4HKO
(also wtf showdown for that 0%)
CidYoshi edit delete reply
CidYoshi
ButvKirlia doesnt know Psyshock, just Psychic. Really, is in her actual moveset.
mathiau (Guest) edit delete reply
Well I have checked and a Kirlia can actually learn Psyshock, do you mean that our Kirlia do not? (does she have a cannon moveset?)
CidYoshi edit delete reply
CidYoshi
Yeah, our Kirlia doesnt have it.

If I recall, her moveset is Psychic, Thunderbolt, Hypnosis and... Healing Wish I think
Chansey88 (Guest) edit delete reply
Assuming her moveset hasn't changed since comic 33, yes. Which makes me wonder why, if the staff wanted Kirlia to evolve so badly, they couldn't find a Psyshock TM anywhere for this fight. My headcanon is that they were putting all the effort into finding to egg. A shame, really: Melemele Sea regenerates Rare Candies, they could've just gone there.
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
Well, all her other moves fit into her job. Psychic doubles as protect, and can move things. Thunderbolt for electroshock therapy, and Hypnosis for hypnotic therapy. Healing Wish... has uses as a last resort recovery aid for medical use, and is one of the few healing moves in pokemon in general, let alone the few that can heal others without feeding them something.
Dr Gallade (Guest) edit delete reply
It's finally happening
Red Feather edit delete reply
Are Audino and Chansey speaking English?
Dr Gallade (Guest) edit delete reply
It looks like it
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
*Pfft*

That's crazy, what are you talking about <_< >_>
Guest522 (Guest) edit delete reply
Pokemons speaking English?
Sounds like the premise for a dumb webcomic.
Red Feather edit delete reply
My mistake
Chansey88 (Guest) edit delete reply
What I imagine happening is Audino Mega Evolving, then being chewed out by Chansey and Roll for making it harder on Kirlia. Mega Evolution requires a trainer, though, and I don't know why anyone would have a Key Stone (or Audino having an Audinite for that matter), so RIP my theory.
Tzauri (Guest) edit delete reply
Pretty sure Gardevoir got a her Mega Stone for Christmas one year.
Arial edit delete reply
Arial
Holycrapthatboxissmiling.
MichaelgRook edit delete reply
chansey is jusy going to use hardboiled the whole time
CidYoshi edit delete reply
CidYoshi
Hello, this here is your friendly reminder to check EBW. Now with a fresh new page.
Shotgun Chuck (Guest) edit delete reply
Found this comic yesterday, caught up tonight, can't believe how perfect the timing is.
Red Feather edit delete reply
Welcome. If you enjoy this, then you'll most likely enjoy the spinoff End Boss's World, so you should check that out
CidYoshi edit delete reply
CidYoshi
Hey buddy, dont steal my job!!
Hahah, just kidding, thats appreciated.
Chansey88 (Guest) edit delete reply
I just realized Guybrush's profile picture is a mix of Gardevoir and Roll, and now I am seeing the entire universe in a new light.
Red Feather edit delete reply
I feel like that picture originates from the Girls Day Out story arc
glmdgrielson (Guest) edit delete reply
It does, though it's a bit obscured in the actual comic.