Fisherman Trainer

It was hard not to feel bad for these guys… I mean why are they even Pokemon battling when all they have are the karps they fished up that morning?
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on January 23, 2012 · 11:13 AM 
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Anime, Artistic, Awkward Moments, Depressing, Nintendo, Pokémon, Sequential Art, Under the Sea

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96 Responses to “Well, I still have five left!”

  1. Leo E. on January 23rd, 2012 11:15 am

    You'd figure this would be a surefire way to lose your Trainer Card.

  2. ChaosController on January 23rd, 2012 11:16 am

    Weird. Chugaaconroy just talked about this in his Emerald Let's Play.

  3. Sir_Nox on January 23rd, 2012 11:21 am

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  4. MasterLuigi452 on January 23rd, 2012 11:24 am

    Not to mention all thos Karps know Splash only.
    Also gives out about lousy 24 exp per kill.

  5. superdrama on January 23rd, 2012 11:30 am

    Free Speed EVs though…

  6. DiamyoAlex on January 23rd, 2012 11:30 am

    Magikarp is the Red Shirt of the Pokemon universe

  7. Metaknight7 on January 23rd, 2012 11:49 am

    you know i never felt sorry for the fisherman who choose to fill his team with nothing but magikarps…

    come to think of it i'm kinda mad at them for giving me next to nothing in xp. i also believe they didn't pay me very much for winning.

    strangely enough though i actually suck at pokemon given that almost always focus on my starter. i always curse my brother for choosing fire type to counter my grass type in the first set of pokemon games.

    i miss having games to where they were mostly single player…

  8. Wetmang on January 23rd, 2012 11:51 am

    The world of Pokemon is dangerous! Just look at this guy, he only has a white dot for one of his eyes!

  9. Valvatorez on January 23rd, 2012 11:53 am


    Oh wait, those are magikarps
    They can't compare to sardines, y'know

  10. KZN02 on January 23rd, 2012 11:56 am

    The only time we should be concerned is when he evolves them.

  11. Hareoic on January 23rd, 2012 12:07 pm

    Since he refuses to let you leave until "all [his] Pokemans are dead", I'm guessing he wants you to put them out of their misery.

    Or he's on a Nuzlocke run using nothing but Magikarp. I don't know, just let me pass already you drunken fishman!

  12. MasqueNoMercy on January 23rd, 2012 12:09 pm

    alright magikarp's copse is off the field… go goldeen from smash brothers!

  13. SolidScientist on January 23rd, 2012 12:11 pm

    Let's assess the situation for a moment, shall we?

    First off: these people are Pokemon trainers. They left home at a tender young age to go out into the world and have adventures raising their beloved companion creatures and battling them against others for prestige and the incomparable type of companionship between a trainer and their Pokemon.

    Second: they identify themselves as fishermen. Maybe this is how they make their living, maybe this is just a nice little hobby they fancy themselves pretty good at. For whatever reason, they've chosen this moniker, and it likely comes with a great deal of personal pride in their skill at the craft They always believed themselves to be pretty darn good anglers, and darn it, that's how they're going to present themselves to the rest of the world.

    Now, finally, and most importantly: their teams. Magikarps. Nothing but a full Pokeball belt of Magikarps. Now one might make the argument that they're simply trying to obtain a full set of Gyarados. An admirable goal, and one that might be true in certain instances. However, we know this is not the case. No matter how many times we encounter these people, their Magikarps are always just that…weak, useless, splash-attacking Magikarps. They never evolve. They never kill us all.

    Now, consider the implications of this. These men, who left home at a time when they were the most vulnerable and impressionable. These men, who went out into the world with dreams of fame, grandeur, and satisfaction. These men, who take such pride in their fishing ability that they introduce themselves to every person they meet as such. And all they have to show for it is a full team of slow, weak, tasteless, useless, unevolved and unevolving Magikarp.

    Note the crazed expression on the Fisherman's face.

    Note the discarded cans of beer and the cooler likely full of similar alcoholic drinks.

    Now I ask you: sending your team of helpless little Magikarp into a battle that they've no chance of winning only to see them beaten to within an inch of their life.

    The careless act of a monster?

    Or the only way he knows how to deal with the crippling, traumatic disappointment of a wasted life, and a failed career?

  14. DClaw on January 23rd, 2012 12:11 pm

    Every time….EVERY GODAMN TIME!!!
    It's like they WANT to waste your time!

    And I'm back from a LONG hiatus…
    What I miss?

  15. Comire on January 23rd, 2012 12:12 pm

    Don't listen to him. He's drunk on Soda Pop.

  16. Hyze on January 23rd, 2012 12:17 pm

    *Starts to play in the Arms of an Angel and cuddles a Magikarp*

    "Hello, my name is Hyze. Every year hundreds of poor and underleveled Magikarps and Caterpies are forced to battle trainers who were just trying to get to the next town. These poor and majestic creatures are abstained from knowing a real trainer's love, doing terrible things such as forcing them to stay a Magikarp until they are in the 30s, long past their time to evolve to a Gyarados.

    But with your help, we can find a way to give these helpless pokemon the chance they deserve. Please, call now at 1-800-GO-ROCKET to help us liberate these weak and flailing pokemon from their cruel and undeserving trainers. "

  17. Skrist on January 23rd, 2012 12:23 pm

    Want to know the only way a trainer with six magikarps is good?
    When you eat them alive for their speed EVs. :D
    Unless Game Freak found a way to actually put filler in the game… oh wait, trainers that want your autograph when your pokemon are almost all fainted. Or you don't want to battle them. That would do it.

  18. Marzen on January 23rd, 2012 12:48 pm

    Magikarp, use hyperbeam!

    …Well what the fuck do you mean you don't know hyper bea- whatever, just use a splash attack!

  19. Dr.Panda on January 23rd, 2012 12:51 pm

    6 magikarp = 6 potential Gyarados to bring bring havoc to the Kanto Area.

    Course if your intelligence is about as average as Ash it doesnt really matter now does it?

  20. ibbolia on January 23rd, 2012 1:07 pm

    Why doesn't he just use them like clubs?

  21. MC Ninja on January 23rd, 2012 1:16 pm

    But why would anyone want to pass up on ALL that exp.

  22. Alpar on January 23rd, 2012 1:34 pm

    Little does the poor trainer's Aaron know that his last Pokemon is a Gyarados…

  23. Ice_Cold_Water on January 23rd, 2012 1:35 pm

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  24. Drake148 on January 23rd, 2012 1:51 pm
  25. Chimental on January 23rd, 2012 2:30 pm

    It gets even more sad when you realize there are trainers with lvl 30, 40 or even 60 magikarp.

    Which means they trained them.

    And had the chance to evolve them multiple times.

    And every time…

    They said, 'Nope, let's keep you a Magikarp for a little while longer.'

  26. Mentlegen on January 23rd, 2012 2:52 pm

    My apologies if you are actually doing it now, but…

    <img src="; alt="staymadandspammingcommentswithcriticsmyfriends.jpg">
    …it has been a month already.

    "Stay mad, my friends!"

  27. MasterLuigi452 on January 23rd, 2012 3:17 pm

    Not a submission related comment, but I NEED to share this…
    Which is from that same idiot who proposed SOPA in the first place.

  28. SEGA Uranus on January 23rd, 2012 3:39 pm

    My typical reaction with these trainers:

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  29. SuperPinkiePie on January 23rd, 2012 3:45 pm

    The Magikarp are a decoy. While you're busy battling the dude's stealing all your ultra balls.

  30. Rathial on January 23rd, 2012 4:09 pm

    I can't wait until the day when a Pokemon game replaces his last magikarp with a gyarados as a cruel cruel joke.

    "O yay another one of these all magikarp teams. @_@"

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    "NOPE ಠ_ಠ"

  31. TheInsaneWombat on January 23rd, 2012 4:44 pm

    Clearly the correct response is to construct some sort of handheld cannon that fires Magikarp.

  32. Jimmy on January 23rd, 2012 4:57 pm
  33. BTSnoogans on January 23rd, 2012 4:59 pm

    If these guys were in the anime, Ash might have actually been better than someone.

  34. pokemon_girl on January 23rd, 2012 6:31 pm
    how do i make it show up (T.T)

  35. John_Know_Doe on January 23rd, 2012 6:53 pm

    what else do you use magikarp for? Food. ya right

  36. Redtroopa on January 23rd, 2012 7:13 pm

    It's even worse when you realize the fishermen would be better off eating that fish than battling with it. But no, that's just as cruel as, I don't know, sending it out into battle as a punching bag.

  37. Jarimesce on January 23rd, 2012 8:51 pm

    Imagine how long it would take to take out all 6 with an Aron? Those things only get pound and mudslap. Pretty much die from struggle anyway, so the magikarp might actually work…

  38. PortalMan118 on January 23rd, 2012 11:38 pm

    Mabye you should get a better job. One that doesn't have you get beat all the time cause of Magicarp. You stupid fella. Now then…..

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  39. Moi on January 24th, 2012 9:57 pm

    A torture is the 6-Magikarp Fisherman, whose woe for his dying pokemon is unmatched. You take a final command, and the only thing he ever cared for, was lost. And as he stares at his Magikarp, a blood-lust rises up. You then fear your life coming to a very end, praying for the release of mercy itself. You try to run, but, your feet stay glued to the sand swept earth. You then feel a grasp on your very throat. And what is the last thing you see? The Fisherman, filled with remorse, rage, and beer.

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