The Blocked Path

He’s battled giant sea monsters, flaming horses and poisonous insects, but every trainer must eventually face their ultimate challenge… a shrub blocking their path!
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on October 29, 2010 · 6:07 AM 
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Artistic, Failure, Nintendo, Pokémon, Sequential Art, The Great Outdoors, Weak Points

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120 Responses to “The Blocked Path”

  1. Onecanofsprite on October 29th, 2010 6:13 am

    I guess it looks like Ash…
    was stumped.

  2. Renkin on October 29th, 2010 6:17 am
  3. Newbonzy1 on October 29th, 2010 6:29 am

    Behold, the power of shrubbery. In fact, Nintendo thought it would be funny to make in the next gerneration a dancing tree which you have to water in order to battle… A DANCING TREE WANNABE!

  4. StompyChar on October 29th, 2010 6:36 am

    Ah yes, the inevitable shrub.

    Only option: Gloom

  5. Sedinus on October 29th, 2010 6:36 am

    GodDamnedTree used BARRIER
    It's super effective…

  6. Missinko009 on October 29th, 2010 6:41 am

    This is why you can't LEAF your GRASS-types behind. It's okay though, as long as you can use CUT outside of battle, you can easily SHRUB this problem of your shoulders.

  7. rory_m on October 29th, 2010 6:47 am

    Man get away from that tree…those things are evil bastards, in fact my whole family was killed by a tree…they just didn't take its gun seriously.

  8. Gamage on October 29th, 2010 7:09 am

    If hes going to find cut, he'll need to *holds in laughter* branch out.

  9. Axel_X on October 29th, 2010 7:12 am
  10. arpan_gupta on October 29th, 2010 7:12 am

    Shrubs…they see me strollin, they hatin.

    (I SUCK at this)

  11. Mentlegen on October 29th, 2010 7:15 am
  12. greenxboy on October 29th, 2010 7:17 am

    kanto's worst ennemis are 30 centimeter tree

  13. Gamage on October 29th, 2010 7:17 am

    If he had HM02 he could….*giggle*… sprout his wings and fly over it.

  14. Dimomarg on October 29th, 2010 7:19 am

    It's funny cause he has cut, only he doesn't know it's for trees.

  15. Mentlegen on October 29th, 2010 7:21 am

    I'd cut that.

    inb4 She's Ten, you sick fuck!

  16. General_Asshat on October 29th, 2010 7:23 am

    Reminds me of something from Resident Evil 4…….
    Leon: 'Hey, Hunnigan, there's this fence that I can easily jump over but its not displaying the jump command. What do I do?'
    Hunnigan: 'Oh, you have to go around.'
    Leon: *turns around and sees horde of ganados*…………. Shit.

  17. chuckpebble on October 29th, 2010 7:50 am

    EFFIN' Shrubberies!
    How do they work?

  18. Dracojounin7 on October 29th, 2010 8:28 am

    Saved a great deal of you from a troll… as per usual. >.>

    Of course, he might go for me next…

  19. Missinko009 on October 29th, 2010 8:30 am

    This is relevant:
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  20. Leo E. on October 29th, 2010 8:42 am

    Red used CUT!
    Red whited out!

  21. Alpar on October 29th, 2010 8:55 am

    If cut works like this, then all Red needs is a lawn mower!


  22. gamegeneral on October 29th, 2010 11:20 am

    That first panel is DEFINITELY haters gonna hate.

  23. Junocis on October 29th, 2010 12:00 pm

    He shouldn't get so up tight about it. He should just
    Brush it off.

  24. Leo E. on October 29th, 2010 12:33 pm
  25. Zyquux on October 29th, 2010 12:55 pm

    Red should recruit Scout to cut down the tree with his herring Mackerel.

  26. Seto_Kaiba on October 29th, 2010 1:07 pm

    If Ash can't get through this, I really hope he runs into the Knights Who Say NI.

    An epic battle of British and Japanese proportions.

  27. Paulrus-Keaton? on October 29th, 2010 1:32 pm
  28. TehVortex on October 29th, 2010 1:46 pm

    Don't know about you, but I want his shirt.

  29. demospyro on October 29th, 2010 1:52 pm

    Moments before, he regretted using bullet seed.

  30. smartmonkey on October 29th, 2010 3:02 pm

    You just finish school,
    Youre lunch money got stole,
    You've been rejected by the girl you love
    and guess who's there to block you on you're way home.
    A shrub!

  31. Jerenator on October 29th, 2010 3:16 pm


  32. demospyro on October 29th, 2010 3:37 pm

    I'd hit it!

  33. DM1293 on October 29th, 2010 3:45 pm

    It doesn't matter where you are, what world you're in. VGL rules you.

    Door wont open? Possess magical chains that can cut through Titan flesh? Go find a key.
    Possibly out of a monster's head.

    Jumpable shrub in your way? A short fence surrounds it? Go find a pokemon to cut the puny shrub.
    Also remember its only legal to have 6 different pokemon at you at all times. Otherwise Dr Breen is coming for you. He knows what you did.

    Possess a nuke? Sent in soldiers who are now fighting aliens which can ruin the entire human race? Eh, they'll be fine; just tell them up up down down left right left right b a start.

    Injured in combat? Apart of a solider unit? Eh just wait behind a wall. Medics and Medkits are for pussies. Speaking of which…

    Stuck on a base in Mars? Found the 3 keys you need to unlock the different security-colored doors? Drop them after you leave the stage, I'm sure you won't need them again and again and again…I mean, just look at Samus! She's so sure of herself as she empties her weapons of anything remotely usable.

    Living in a fantasy world, fresh out on your adventure with a sword and board? Talking to a knight leading the army of Stormwind Castle who gives you an assignment thats highly dangerous and possibly fatal to you? GO DO IT. What are you, a lazy pussy? Clearly the higher-level skilled soldier has more important things to do.

    Entering a fighting tournament? Fighting with such strength or weaponary that its impossible for a person to live through it once? Go two rounds with them. Or three. Your choice really if you want to give them more tries to eviscerate you.

    Are you a secret agent in the middle of either a terrorist takeover, a zombie apocalypse, or vampire outbreak? Are you armed with at least a handgun? You're fine, those things have infinite ammo and take a second to reload. Also you don't feel the weight of infinity clips.

  34. Spartan_Laser on October 29th, 2010 4:04 pm

    stupid shrubs, making me walk through national park to go to goldenrod and ecruteak city. *sighs*, oh well; that's what Butts the Pidgeott is for

  35. BoxeyBrown on October 29th, 2010 5:04 pm

    Looks like someone needs to get some badges and a lame pokemon to dump cut on in order to move on.

  36. Missinko009 on October 29th, 2010 5:04 pm

    The power of woo--OH GAWD!!!

  37. MasterLuigi452 on October 29th, 2010 5:20 pm

    Well played sir.

  38. MasterLuigi452 on October 29th, 2010 5:22 pm

    I don't get it.
    If you can't use Cut outside of the battle, why not use something like Flamethrower?

  39. LoganH15 on October 29th, 2010 8:44 pm

    Looks like Red didn't have what it took…
    To make the cut.


  40. Spartan_Laser on October 29th, 2010 9:47 pm

    My eyes!!! THEY BURNNNN!!!!
    also, Oddish FTW!!!

  41. DCMN on October 30th, 2010 5:13 am

    Funking Shrubs. How do they work?

  42. Newbonzy1 on October 30th, 2010 12:27 pm

    "Everyday when you're walkin' down the street! Everybody that you meet…" BUSH!

  43. Weibbles on October 30th, 2010 10:17 pm

    *Puts on professor hat&pointer*
    The origin behind this is that when Blue and Red version first came out, many did not know about cut. So many of the first players/people without any information believed that the shrubs were unpassable or secret areas. *THE MORE YOU KNOW :D *

    Alternatively, you could view this as he forgot his HM CUT slave for the 99'th time :c

  44. xxpikalexxx on November 12th, 2010 10:24 pm

    And to think you'll only need that HM for about half the game…

  45. zeldafan8 on December 3rd, 2010 9:59 pm

    Cross shrub in your path.
    Use flamethrower and burn it?
    Go get Cut.

  46. Ragnellrok on December 14th, 2010 12:16 am

    The knights who previously said Ni demand too many damn shrubberies.

  47. Cactuspuncher on January 18th, 2011 12:13 pm

    Goddammit… a 5 inch deep pond

  48. AnimeLove03 on March 15th, 2011 10:31 pm

    And then he spends hours of his life staring at the little tree. Then he goes "OH! I could just step over it!" *lifts leg to step over, leg doesn't move*

    "Dammit! Stupid forced game interactions!"

  49. PortalMan118 on May 30th, 2011 12:19 am

    this is why they need a weed wacker-type pokemon.

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