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"HM slave" by pookerskull "HM slave" by pookerskull
BEHOLD, the wonders of MS paint!

I'm glad I was able to pump enough emotion into getting this comic done.

I would like to spread love upon all HM slaves, whoever they may be.:love:

Jeez. I've been making a lot of comics lately eh? haha.

I hope you all love bidoof as much as I do:heart:
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which is why I don't have these ,, HM slaves", I use all my pokemon and even those that have special HM moves, Root is my living example ( he's a level 29 Vileploom and knows Cut, but he is quite the secret weapon with his poison ). Bolt is also a good example (he's a Pikachu), he helped me catch lots of pokemon and even win a badge (he knows Flash, although I'm planning to change it for another move and evolve him), although I've been using him more rarely ever since Tesla came (Jolteon).
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GearsofFlight Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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Allthebitz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy Crap

I was the one who wrote that original 4chan post

It's just now that I noticed it got really popular

Glad it inspired you to make this c:
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TotallyJW Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doof :'(
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Freaky-Gamer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God, what have I done...  BIDOOF, I WILL NEVER HATE YOU AGAIN!! I will always evenly distribute my HMs!!  AND  I'LL GIVE YOU A CHANCE!!
*cries in corner and hugs Bidoof doll.*
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AnimalHopes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't get why HM slaves exist. Sure, you can't waste a good move on a good party member, but you can get rid of a bad move. I got rid of Tackle for Cut on one of my Pokemon. Also, BIDOOF IS FREAKING ADORABLE. ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE WILL BE EATEN BY MY SOON-TO-BE SALAMANCE. Bidoof shouldn't be an HM slave. Don't worry, Bidoof. I'll take care of you. *hugs Bidoof*
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LookAtMyPotato Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Great... Now I feel sorry for my HM slave, Swanna.
Swanna was the only Pokemon in my team who didn't have a nickname
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Natsumi1122 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg that's really sad omg Bidoof. :icontearplz:
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DarkLordPikachu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
amazing!
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zero93 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Normally this would be true,but in the third Generation,I loved Linoone enough to keep him as a battler and HM user.
He was integral in landing the KO to Norman's Slaking.

My Breloom would stun his ass with Stun Spore,and then I'd send Linoone to bait him into Focus Punch,and I keep Headbutting it if it tries ANYTHING different.

Linoone wins my heart being the HM champion.(even followed me into the first Hall Of Fame)
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pookerskull Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That sounds like one of the sweetest things I've heard today. Linoone is a headbutting wonder.
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Obsidiandovah Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I would hug the bidoof and tell him that while he is "useless" he is still a crucial party member of his trainer because if he was not there his trainer would be stuck, finally I would kick the trainer in the nutsack and let him get crushed by a mantis.
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talflick Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
oh da feelz
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theghostdragon93 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
(looks at the pansage in my party, tips hat over my eyes and sinks slowly in my seat)
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erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
LUCAS!! WHAT HAPPENED!?!?!? SNAP OUT OF IT! T_T
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fanaticalpokeblack Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Artist
ok ok i luv my pokemon but i think i wil use my bidoof now and on he or she is cute also when i got my heirdier i didn't know what was a hm slave but i used him for strengh and surf but i did use him to battle kyurem but he actually failed
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darkraitheruler Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Artist
daww! poor bidoof!
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monky9997891 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're a terrible person ;_;
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njacob Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh geez :c
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derper33 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Now, I feel like I shouldn't have had a HM slave..
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divinebovine12185 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I liked this. But you misspelled "a while"
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Charlockle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You have changed me. I think I actually...love Bidoof now. I feel so bad for my Bidoof who just sits there, working as a HM slave.
Right, that's it! Bidoof, it's training time!
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ImDoomed Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
;n; i can never look at HM slaves the same way ever again
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Margolias-Lulamoon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I tried avoiding the use of HM Slaves when I replayed my Diamond. Sure, I had a Bibarel, with some HM moves, but I tried to use him when I could, plus I spread HM moves throughout my team. He did pretty well, all things considered. My Buddy {his nickname} almost One Shot Cynthia's Garchomp.
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So-simply-strange Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't like using my Pokemon as HM slaves. One of my friends do though. He freaked out the last time he saw my party on HeartGold. He was like ":icondamnplz: You got all HM slaves!"
I punched him in the mouth for that. :I
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Crystal38470 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a good thing Pokemon Black and White don't really require HM moves throughout the game to finish it! :dummy:
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SierraLarson Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This gave me feels, man. Feels. T_T I feel so bad for the HM slaves now. </3 I'mma make sure my HM slave in my next game is trained good and can fight. :'D You will be useful to me in two ways, Pokemon! Two ways!
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HarukaFanartFan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never used HM slaves in my life.... O_O Is that strange? I hope it's not! Lol
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angeliIy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Artist
xD;; It's funny and sad at the same time. I feel so bad though hjigiojfi OTL;;
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TromCuBone Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Never thought I would learn to love and appreciate a Bidoof.... thank you.
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TheFullMonty1394 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
That poor, poor Bidoof :( I hate the thing, but I had never seen it in this light before. I'm a monster! D:
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Chicorii Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Bidoof :tears:
Now I'm glad that I never had any HM-slave in any Pokémon game.
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ScubaMagic21 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Aw that made me sad :(
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Epifex Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
The majority of HM moves are terrible when it comes to battle anyway, maybe with the exception of Surf.
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PastYourBedtime Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I do love my HM Slave Bibarel! ('Cause he's shiny)
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MadxRaver Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Oh man, I cried so fast. I really like Bidoof for a pokemon. He might not be perfect, but he's one of my favorites.
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GodShadowDeath Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
strength rock climb rock smash rhydon oh yeah and surf. my ryhdon full fledge member of my pkm black team right up ther with my victini vcreate which i have given all my ppups to.
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fireheart126 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I always make sure my HM slaves are at least battle ready. I give at least one good move to use.
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Seirah Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Now I feel so horrible for doing exactly this :[
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Peppercat3120 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
How sad this comic T-T. I only have a pkmn in my gaming life who was originally an HM slave, but he's so strong so he's an important part of my Emerald team even with 3 HM's in his moveset. My baby, Tsunami (today a proud Wailord) :)
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Sandshrewfreak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Photographer
poor Bidoof
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pookerskull Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Bidoof's need love too
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Lazyhog Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Right, he's the best and his monferno and starly were OHKO'd by Gardenia...

I must admit that I had a HM w...slave in every game, but I don't use them as a meat shield, at least :B:liquisoft:
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pookerskull Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
that's good, i think we are all guilty of HM slaving
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as long as VM attacks still make damage, they are fine.

but a TM slave is a waste of pokemon space if it is a weak one
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CrazedSkittles Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Tis why I always split my HMs evenly between all of my main Pokemon. ^^ Though, I do kind of wish I hadn't taught Cut to my Serperior when it was a Snivy. D:
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ShiroKusakabe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
i only had a hm slave once (a omanyte on red fire) and i still trained him, so it wasn´t totally a hm slave, but i don´t like bidoof, even when i passed red fire with a raticate on my team, (wait, thinking it better, that was the pokemon y replaced with zapdos), but i get the whole point
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ka-ting Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awww D:
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holagurrl25 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I feel so bad and I love this so much!! Just a FYI I originally found this through tumblr, and I don't know if they copied you without permission. Here's the link. [link]
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pookerskull Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha, this is most defitley mine. I posted it myself on tumblr, but i guess it's just natural for someone to claim it as thier own. I'll look into it!

thank you so much :hug:
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