View Full Version : Comic: The Pokémon Journey

April 7th, 2009, 12:49 AM
All the links lead to SPPF, so that I only have one site to update.

The Pokemon Journey
Season One (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=2398764)

Character Bios (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=2401063)
Latest Episode
Story Related Specials
The First Rocket War (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=2399158) Warning, not for 13 and younger
Sorrow (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=2401545)
The Chronicles of Puranas (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=2402711) ***NEW***
Other Specials (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=2401440)
TPJ Quiz (http://www02.quizyourfriends.com/takequiz.php?quizname=070818074409-969348)
Take this quiz to test your TPJ knowledge.
Thanks to www.quizyourfriends.com (http://www.quizyourfriends.com)
Movie stuff

Intro trailer (http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5302/introtpjmoviebyhiroxd3em.png) by Hiro xd.
Trailer (http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4746/journey6jd.gif) by P-arts Based on infotrailer by Hiro xd.
Fan stuff

Joltman (http://img343.imageshack.us/img343/641/joltman0pd.png) by Blueray
A day fishing. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/blueaquadog/Pokemon%20adventures%20in%20shelia%0pics/Specialcomic.png) By blueaquadog
A forest trip (http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/1453/fan9nl.png) By Hiro xd
Intro 1 with speechbubbles (http://img466.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tehe8cv.png) by mattthegreat995
Interview one (http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/1047/interviewweekone9zv.png) by Sakim
Interveiw two (http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/2185/interveiw22qv.png) by Sakim
When Beco beats the pokeleague (http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2424/mini3so.png) by PikachuMaster9
Released (http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/760/fancomictj9hy3.png) by OrangeDonphan
Sprites from The Spriters Resource (http://sprites.fireball20xl.com/NSA/HTML/Poke/index.html) and from this site (http://www.mark.olcen.dk/avatar/charsets.html), those sprites are made by Avatar, Many MD sprites ripped by Anton_91
Maps from The Spriters Resource (http://sprites.fireball20xl.com/NSA/HTML/Poke/index.html) and this site (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/GBA/index.htm#PokemonFL).
Pokemon sprites from MD by Jackster and redblueyellow (http://www.spriters-resource.com/community/showthread.php?tid=264).
Trainercards by Spallding!
Thanks to Imageshack
Sprites of Kyle from Hiro xd
A lot of other stuff also by Hiro xd
Pokeleague map and other stuff by Coronis.
And many more trainers by loyal fans :p
And all those I forgot

Thanks for reading my comic
Thanks for replying

Gary, the Magic Fairy
April 19th, 2009, 6:51 PM
Hm... not bad.

Well, there are a few things that bother me.

1) There are soooo many characters. By the end, I had forgotten who most of them were. The weird names didn't help, either. XD
I can understand having that many characters, but all of them traveling together, all at the same time, all with the same goals... it was a little too much. Gym battles got repetitive.

2) Speaking of repetitive. Oh my god, some of those battles were so boring. "Scratch." "Ember." "Scratch." "Another Ember." "One more scratch." "K.O." It was just... dull.
I have to admit, that last gym battle was pretty good. You should've made more like that. A lot of these, particularly the older ones, were meant to be suspenseful, but they were just.. not. Like in the first "movie" thing. That battle dragged on way too long to keep my interest. Same with the Team Rocket building thing.

3) Your characters -almost- never lose. I don't recall any time other than that one gym where anyone lost. Oh, there was that one double battle too... anyways. I get that having someone lose will slow things down even further, but that's another point I was getting at. Everyone seems to have the same goal. I mean, not everyone necessarily -has- to fight in the gyms, especially when you have like 15 kids running around. You'd think at least a couple of them would want to do something else.

Anyways, a few things I -did- like:

- The second "movie." Battle dragged on a bit, but it was entertaining.
- Brock & Misty. They made me laugh out loud every time you showed them.
- The time it took to do all of it being only like- a week.
- Tauros.
- The whole Safari Zone arc was pretty funny.

That's all I can remember right now. XD

The graphics were pretty good... Well, the second half's were, anyways. The sprites were made well, and you did a good job at making MD sprites work.

I noticed a lot of grammar and spelling errors. Mostly in the first half, but still quite a few in the later ones as well. By the end they weren't very noticable anymore.

I'll be sure to read any new ones you make. :3

April 22nd, 2009, 12:36 PM
Thanks for the honnest review. I actually think the same things. And I'll keep them in mind. There are indeed a lot of characters that can be seen as main characters at this point, but it was already to late for me to scrap some when I realised this. And the losing thing, it's when I noticed that that I decided to let Beco lose his gym battle twice. But still, things will be done about that.

The battles even bore me. I guess I will have to read more of the Pokémon Adventure manga to get interresting battles. I'll try to make them interresting while I remake them, especially the movies, they need an actual plot instead of a way to long battle.

As for the many, many grammar and vocabulary mistakes, well, I can hope that my English will improve even more over the years.

Anyway, I'm glad that you took the time to read my comic, and I'm glad that you still kind of enjoyed it.

Edit: New episode: Episode 338: Extreme (http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/5172/episode338.png)

Gary, the Magic Fairy
April 22nd, 2009, 12:56 PM

Also, you should have a question mark after "But.. why would you do that."

This was a pretty good one. The joke wasn't overdone or obvious, which is nice to see. And I have to admit, I laughed out loud at the Pidgeot thing.

I'm also interested in what will happen now that they're splitting up. Maybe things will be less confusing. XD

Oh, and I'm pretty sure that you are allowed to bump your thread with new content. You don't have to delete your posts.

Consecutive Posting
In order to bump your work, we do permit consecutive posting, though there must be a considerable period of time between posts i.e. more than a day. In addition, if you are constricted by the image limit (maximum of 20 images per post), you are also permitted to post consecutively. That said, numerous posts in a row will not reflect well upon your thread.
That's from the Pixel Art rules, but I believe it applies here as well.

April 25th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Hey Beco, nice to see you livening up our on-the-verge-of-dying comics section here. I've been a silent admirer of your comics for a while, but never really jumped on the bandwagon.
Well, since I don't have the time or dedication to read the WHOLE series, I glanced over at the latest gym battle. I noticed that the characters never seem to be excited, and that there's an overuse of periods rather than exclamation points.

Instead of, "We did it!"
It's, "We did it."

Which comes of sounding more monotone and almost as if the speaker was bored, rather than exciting at defeating the gym leader.
Besides that, great comic, and I hope it doesn't come to a sudden and inexplicable end.

April 26th, 2009, 2:45 AM
Kenji~ (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=22567): Thanks, I'll try to get my punctuations correct.

[NovaPirate] (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=19229): It's good to know that there are people who appreciate my comic. Oh, and I will work on my punctuations. It's one of the bigger problems of my comic.

Anyway, I have a new episode ready.

(http://yfrog.com/e0episode339p)Episode 339: Bored (http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/2296/episode339.png)

May 3rd, 2009, 12:05 PM
Got a new episode ready.

Episode 340: Thanks (http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2489/episode340.png)

May 3rd, 2009, 3:23 PM
wow beco you came to pokecommunity, gotta say pokemon journey is one of my faveorite comics back on serebii. good luck with your future comics btw.

May 10th, 2009, 1:24 PM
KageX: Thanks, I'll try to keep it alive here, but for comics this forum does not seem to be that good.


Episode 341: Don't Worry (http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/347/episode341.png)

May 10th, 2009, 4:50 PM
yea this forum is more into the whole hacks and such but you shouldnt let that get you down.
anywho, im lovin the chapter, not much to say but it was good.

May 17th, 2009, 1:01 PM
Thanks for the reply. I won't give up though. I have a lot of fans on SPPF, and it's not that hard to post the new episodes here as well.

Anyway, Episode 342: Bye-Bye Cinnabar Island (http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/4886/episode342.png)

May 17th, 2009, 1:06 PM
good to know that youll keep trying, i like ben and charmeleons relationship, it makes me laugh.

May 17th, 2009, 2:25 PM
I haven't read the main comics admittedly, as I'm a busy guy, but I did read the first Rocket War.
And I must say for once I actually enjoyed a pokemon comic with such a large cast. You created side characters that had relevance to the plot, none of the good guys had ubers and the main characters really developed from an early stage. I also feel the plot was pretty cool with the whole royal family bit. Presentation was nice too, I hope you keep posting your comics here.

May 24th, 2009, 11:43 AM
KageX (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=54719): It's one of the first Pokémon-Human friendships in the comic that gets some attention, I wish I could do more, but they would slow down the story to much.

Fox♠ (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=8845): Thanks, the Rocket wars are my favorite creation as well. Season 2 of the main story will become rather like it.

Anyway, I have a new episode ready:
Episode 343: Home Again (http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1916/episode343.png)

May 29th, 2009, 2:12 PM
Got a new episode ready.

Episode 344: The Night Brings Peace (http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1773/episode344.png)

May 30th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Beco, you bring a little shine to our Pokemon comics. I love your story and plot line, as it's original but still has the traditional Pokemon journey theme to it. The Rocket war also cleared up things that wouldn't make sense otherwise. I especially like the second movie, darkness rising. I wonder, will you be adding a second season?

May 30th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Awesome, Good Job ;)

*Message is too short*

May 30th, 2009, 12:52 AM
OK, I haven't read the main comic yet, but I just have to say, the rocket wars were AWESOME. Only complaints are that there was slightly too much blood and dying in some parts, you could've spread it out more, and I didn't really like the 4 in 1 panel, it was too hard to see what's actually happening.

June 9th, 2009, 2:54 AM
dragonqueen0210 (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=77816): Thanks for reading the comic. Yes, there will be a second season, continuing the story of the first season.

Pavilion! (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=151724): Thanks

~Poke~ (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=58665): Thanks, I know I went to far with some scenes, and at the end the deaths of some characters did not even get the time to sink in before the next one fell, but I'm glad that you liked the story of TFRW, I see it as one of my masterpieces as well. :p

Anyway, I just started a cross over special with another comic author on SPPF, it is a part of the normal story, so I'll post it here as well.

The Chronicles of Puranas
Part 1 (http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6972/part1beco.png)
Part 2 (http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/7663/part2beco.png)


June 17th, 2009, 6:16 AM
The adventure continues...

Part 3 (http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/35/part3beco.png)
Part 4 (http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/1358/part4.png)
Part 5 (http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7259/part5beco.png)

June 28th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Still no reaction? Oh well,

Part 6 (http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7792/part6beco.png)
Part 7 (http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/6232/part7beco.png)
Part 8 (http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9287/part8beco.png)
Part 9 (http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/1615/part9beco.png)
Part 10 (http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5518/part10beco.png)


June 28th, 2009, 1:36 PM
dude i love the chronicles of purana so much im reading both versions, yours and the pokemon paradise version and i must say theyre both coming along very well.

EDIT: omg that chick is kyara!!!!

June 30th, 2009, 10:01 AM
Don't worry Beco, I'm sure a lot of people are reading the new updates, I sure am. It's just I don't have time to post with my opinions, likes & dislikes, etc. But I keep coming back to see if there is new chapters, etc. So interest is here.

July 9th, 2009, 4:28 PM
I really, really like this.

I remember a time when I would come on this site to read amazing Pokémon comics, like yours. And then that time vanished, as the Pokémon comics began to get worst in quality and boring and then there were less and less...

This is a prime example of the wonderful comics that used to bless this section. I am so happy you are loyal to your comic and I will continue to read.

July 10th, 2009, 12:26 AM
KageX (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=54719): That was kind of the meaning of the special, to get more fans for both comics, I'm glad that you enjoy it.

Arumus (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=42167): Thanks, I now know that there are people reading this, it motivates me.

i'Aisha (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=160320): Thanks, I hope that my comic will inspire others to restart this golden age of Pokémon Comics you were talking about.

Part 11 (http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2601/part11beco.png)
Part 12 (http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/8639/part12.png)
Part 13 (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6047/part13beco.png)

From Part 13 on EvilPikachu79 from SPPF will make a few parts of the special, as it's a cross over special, I will take over again later on. Oh, and a new remake is up as well.

July 10th, 2009, 6:24 AM
sweet the crossover is official i cant wait for them to meet up with rio danny and liz
im very much enjoying this lol

July 13th, 2009, 12:47 AM
KageX: Indeed, the crossover has almost begun, it won't be long before Beco and co meet Rio and co.
EP79 has updated these parts.

Part 14 (http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/131/part14beco.png)
Part 15 (http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/8450/part15beco.png)

July 15th, 2009, 1:23 PM
New update by EP79 from SPPF

Part 16 (http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9558/part16beco.png)
Part 17 (http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5449/part17beco.png)
Part 18 (http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6456/part18beco.png)


July 18th, 2009, 7:06 AM
The following parts are made by me again.

Part 19 (http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5021/part19beco.png)
Part 20 (http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5622/part20beco.png)
Part 21 (http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3075/part21beco.png)


July 19th, 2009, 7:22 AM
this is really good!!!
im happy those two finally met eachother (the sisters whos names escapes me lol)
to bad that eyepatch guy and palkia needed to die (reminds me of your rocket wars comic)
i really cant wait for the battle im like so stoaked!!1

July 21st, 2009, 6:03 AM
KageX (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=54719): Palkia is captured, not dead, his faith will be shown in around part 28-30, I think.

Here are the next parts:

Part 22 (http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9660/part22becoa.png)
Part 23 (http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3928/part23beco.png)
Made by me.

July 21st, 2009, 7:44 AM
ooo i thought palkia was dead, that makes more sence.
i really like the amulet idea how it has the soul of a pokemon.

July 23rd, 2009, 8:02 AM
Well, it will make the Pokémon vs Human thing a bit more fair for the humans, right? :p


Part 24 (http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1854/part24beco.png)

July 23rd, 2009, 12:50 PM
haha yea gotta make it a little fair, im really liking that damien is fighting for helen. its so sweet haha.

July 24th, 2009, 2:05 AM
Indeed, I like the whole "redemption" thingy in characters, Seth was one of my favorite characters in TFRW, that's why I made Sorrow.

Anyway, I have finished the next part.

Part 25 (http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5574/part25beco.png)

July 24th, 2009, 5:32 AM
i loved sorrow, i thought it was really cool that it was a small continuation.
=( no not dialga to.
now i was wondering do the amulets give you powers of a single pokemon, or like a single type of pokemon, or somthing else?

July 25th, 2009, 2:17 AM
The amulets give you the power of the single Pokémon that is inside it, as long as it's possible for the human body. Attacks like Transform, Fly, Wing Attack, Iron Tail and stuff like that are not available.

Anyway, I have a new part ready.
Part 26 (http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7001/part26beco.png)

July 25th, 2009, 7:19 AM
haha poor damien he didnt get his big moment

July 27th, 2009, 5:38 AM
Indeed, atleast he got to torch that annoying bird.

Part 27 (http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/856/part27beco.png)


July 28th, 2009, 3:47 AM
I have finished a new part.

Part 28 (http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2188/part28beco.png)

July 28th, 2009, 5:11 AM
nooo dialga has fallen.
i cant believe they just took damien back like that.

July 29th, 2009, 4:55 AM
They did not really have the time to think about it though, we'll see how the interaction between Damien and the others goes in the next few parts I guess.

Anyway, EP79, the guy I'm doing this crossover with will take over now. He'll make the next few parts.

Here's my last part for now:

Part 29 (http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1483/part29beco.png)


July 30th, 2009, 2:22 PM
EP79 has finished Part 30 (http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/1755/part30ep.png)

July 31st, 2009, 11:16 PM
Part 31 (http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8612/part31ep.png)

Again, this part is made by EP79, credits to him.


August 6th, 2009, 3:02 PM
This is a really good comic.

And it is nice to see that you are so dedicated. I am posting up a comic soon too. So maybe we can get comics more popular on this forum.


August 11th, 2009, 3:15 AM
Thanks, I'll be looking forward to see your comic.

Anyway, mayor update.

Part 32 (http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/8429/part32ep.png)
Part 33 (http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/8279/part33ep.png)
Part 34 (http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8230/part34ep.png)
Part 35 (http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2106/part35ep.png)
Part 36 (http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1875/part36ep.png)
Part 37 (http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1433/part37ep.png)
Part 38 (http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5715/part38ep.png)
Part 39 (http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8535/part39ep.png)
Part 40 (http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8411/part40beco.png)

The last one is made by me again.

August 11th, 2009, 7:45 AM
i love how rio and beco get dialga and palkias amulets, good job on all of them =D

August 19th, 2009, 2:43 AM

Another big update.

Part 41 (http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5337/part41ep.png)
Part 42 (http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6564/part42beco.png)
Part 43 (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/8916/part43ep.png)
Part 44 (http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/389/part44beco.png)
Part 45 (http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7568/part45ep.png)
Part 46 (http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/9605/part46beco.png)
Part 47 (http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6164/part47ep.png)
Part 48 (http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1420/part48beco.png)