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Dry Battery by Epifex Dry Battery by Epifex
So there's been a little confusion as to exactly what the point is, and frankly I'm not really surprised.

Basically when the internal battery in a GBA Pokemon game dries up, it says "The game will still be playable, but clock-based events will no longer occur." In reality this just means that things like sales at the department store and outbreaks of particular Pokemon won't happen, but I figured it could be reinterpreted as time freezing throughout the game, which is either totally awesome or totally terrible for the trainer.

I know it isn't strictly what the dry battery thing does, but I can dream ;D

My Ruby's actually run out of battery now. I think that's why none of the previously fought trainers want rematches, which is going to make level-grinding on my new playthrough exceedingly difficult. :/

I like how the hands came out in panel 3, I had to get my brother to model his hands for a minute because I suck at those fancy-schmancy gestures and stuff.

Also I seriously need to get more ink refills for my markers, most of them are drying out now. But refills are so expensive... ;_;
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, would this happen in ROMs to ?
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Epifex Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Nope. Most emulators can easily simulate the internal battery at this point. 
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well at least that means I won't be blocked in time and wonder like a Time lord. Thanks !
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Epifex Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This comic was a bit of an exaggeration too. When the battery dies, the whole game doesn't freeze, but clock-based events such as department store sales and berry growth cease.
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so everything is still alright expect for those, well thanks again for clarifying.
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heavyoak Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
um... save files are battery dependent...

just fyi.
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FlodgyPleb Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Yellow version may run out soon. ; A ;
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DarkTailss Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My first instinct would have been to look down her panties to prove once and for all that all the Joys are robots... Yeah, that's why i'd do it, for science!
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IHaveNoArt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Me too! For "science".
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JacknAppleLover22 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
my sapphire was surprisingly the first to go not pokemon blue or yellow O_o
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