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How Pokemon Medicine Would Have Been HORRIFYING In the 1800s

March 5, 2020

– Good morrow, madam! That’s England talk for “hi”. I understand this is an infirmary specifically for bodybuilders. Can someone here treat my dear creature who has been injured in battle? – Fret not, young chocobo. I’m surgeon Chuff, licensed phrenologist. And this is my assistant, Chauncey! Let’s have a quick gandering, creature. *gasp!* *pukes profusely* Wow, these injuries don’t look so bad… We’ll get to amputating the limbs in danger of necrosis and gangrene and start tossing some leeches on to suss out the bad blood. – Huzzah! A simple and elegant medical procedure! Truly, we live in an age of wonder and progress! *creature in agonizing pain* – The screams are the sound of healing! – Worry not, dear creature! For you shall soon be well… At which point I shall force you… to battle again! – There! Oof! Got all the limbs sawed off, filled the stumps with maggots to chew out the rotten flesh and now there’s just a minor matter of our payment! – Payment? But I thought this was a house of healing! An institution built upon a foundation of charity! – Well, sure it is and charity don’t come cheap. Between the cost of the hacksaw, the maggots and the overhead of all the mops it’s gonna take to clean up this blood… you’re looking at a bill of… 20 years of indentured servitude. – 20 years?! That seems excessive… but it’s a small price to pay for my beloved creature’s health. *organs drop* – Ohhh. Could add corpse removal to the bill. Better make it 22 years. – Frankly, surgeon Chuff! I don’t think this is how medical institutions should work! I think you should actually heal our creatures free of charge! What more righteous purpose could there be for our government funds than essential health care? – And this now counts as a consultation. Let’s call it an even 25 years. – Never! – Stop that odd scold child! He owes 25 years of servitude plus sales tax! *panting* – Another victim of the mainstream medical industry, ay? – How did you know?! – I’d notice the handywork anywhere. Not than about thousand nursing homes among us there are! But I’ve got something that could cure your creatures ailments! J. A. Bailey’s miracle revenant tonic! – You can bring my creature back from the dead… …with that bottle? – Don’t believe me? Your first is free. – Huzzah! The potion works! Don’t worry I’ll get you some replacement limbs soon, my creature. And what’s of you? Alley’s stranger distributing mysterious fluids. – As I said: yer “first” is free! But all further purchases will cost ya. – But essential pharmaceuticals shouldn’t be so costly! I’m beggining to suspect the entire medical profession has been tinged by greed! – There you are, child! You owe me a lot of slavery! – Beat it, ya quack! This is my mark! – We’d see what my hacksaws have to say about that you mousy-nose ratbag! – Well, I’ve got enough potions to fight you for a decade ya jib face wagtail! *hackslash!* *potion thrown!* – Boy, I’m beginning to suspect medicine in the 1800’s which is now isn’t all that great… You said it, creature! We are going to have to rely on each other in our adventures through the region! *trampled* – Dear heavens, Aloysius! Look! We must act quickly to save this boy… ‘s legs! This boy’s legs! We gotta attach it to the Eyepossum. Hey everybody! If you enjoyed that video, by far the best way to support Dorkly is to sign up for drop out for less than the price of an indie game that you buy and then only ever play once. Every month you get Dorkly videos a week early, you get access to the exclusive discord where you can talk with us, you get exclusive shows like D-20 and troopers, which are both so funny So go to dropout.TV, sign up for the free trial you will not regret it, like you regret that one indie game that you can’t even remember the name of as the “behest of the sorcerer”?


  • Reply Dorkly June 22, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Please be careful about storing your creatures in William's Public Cage. They may have slightly more diseases when you retrieve them.
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  • Reply Just A Guy Production August 17, 2019 at 12:50 am

    It feels like Pokémon Rusty, if he were a doctor in modern times.

  • Reply RDRapidHyperion August 17, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Poor Piggly Geoff

  • Reply Flarbargason August 17, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Oh, I was wondering why the first kid looked different and had a different monstrosity.

  • Reply Raptarion 69 August 17, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    4:34 the flags

  • Reply Money Wilson August 19, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Daaaaang look at his face 2:50

  • Reply RDRapidHyperion August 20, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Legends say that surgeon chuff and the other guy are still using a hacksaw and throwing potions

  • Reply J Sunga August 22, 2019 at 11:55 am

    omg that Chansey

  • Reply héctor de la fuente garcía August 23, 2019 at 7:55 am

    The funny thing is that hosputals were like this in the 1800 because we didn't have anestesia

  • Reply Kurachi84 August 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    …… i dunno, only have 2 options just like i would in 1800s
    1. forget about this video and never come back
    2. suggest this to nintendo gamefreaks

  • Reply Jacob Masten August 24, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Woah the 1800s were terrible and violent wait what happens to the champion

  • Reply Jacob Masten August 24, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    This is dark and funny

  • Reply diana mendez mrndez August 27, 2019 at 11:10 pm


  • Reply Christian Boi27 August 28, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Good thing I wasn't born in 1800

  • Reply NEO Kot August 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Anyone notice the hospital was H.H. Holmes'? (Btw he was a serial killer, and had a torture house)

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  • Reply Phoenixesper1 September 1, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Mrs Lovetts Meat pies….. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Beware the demon Bodybuilder of fleet street!

  • Reply Phoenixesper1 September 1, 2019 at 1:43 am

    With all the gangreen I think nearly every bodybuilder is a poison type!

  • Reply Game World September 9, 2019 at 6:23 am

    this is actually horrifying
    im scared now…

  • Reply N0V0XISIOUS September 15, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    This is clickbait, they didnt use actual pokemon medicine.

  • Reply Freelance - September 19, 2019 at 3:18 am

    That Chansey has seen some shit.

  • Reply Inferno 566 September 25, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Do How Pokemon Gym Battles will be in the 1800s

  • Reply sheikh mansur September 28, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Wtf lmao, why r they called body builders

  • Reply Andrew Thomas October 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    And this is why joy is a better medical professional and it’s always a joy for Pokémon XD lol

  • Reply Pipe Silva October 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    If pokemons happends in the 1910 s

  • Reply Robson José Costa October 2, 2019 at 2:31 am


  • Reply Soul Akai 41 October 2, 2019 at 3:58 am

    I wish these sprites and animation were in an official Pokemon game.

  • Reply skyson b pei October 3, 2019 at 1:47 am

    I guess pokemon took place in europe in the 1800s

  • Reply RevenantSavior 426 October 3, 2019 at 5:18 am

    I love the Sweeny Todd reference!

  • Reply FBI boi October 5, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Yea, I agree with the thing that got resurrected

  • Reply Mega Rayquaza October 7, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Man this Channel's So bad and Disturbing its good

  • Reply Gentleman Jex October 11, 2019 at 12:36 am

    H. H. Holmes Hotel…

    Well then.

  • Reply Nissian Geeteeare October 14, 2019 at 1:25 am

    0:55 this is disturbing…

  • Reply Lucius Calingin October 14, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    The classic imbred child

  • Reply Bene V October 17, 2019 at 11:44 am

    What game is this

  • Reply Aaditiya Gurung October 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Free fire

  • Reply Glitch Craft October 24, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    I like my tea how I like my humor. Black and dark!

  • Reply khwezi masuku October 28, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    meanwhile in the galar region…

  • Reply Star Net Gaming October 30, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    🤮🤮🤮 oh god why

  • Reply Frank Dalas October 31, 2019 at 12:56 pm


  • Reply Ultra Daniel November 6, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    0:34 pubg

  • Reply I am White trash November 7, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Uh what makes you think Pokemon in the 1800's would be any different than it is now?

  • Reply Lumberjack king the great November 9, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    So this is how Pokemon centers came to be

  • Reply Lumberjack king the great November 9, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Medicine is still greedy to this day in America better but still expensive

  • Reply Potato Guy November 10, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Who knew a Pokémon trainer invented socialism?

  • Reply Ellen Mesa November 10, 2019 at 9:37 am

    The fight between nurse chuff and the old guy reminded me of the legendary battle(gengar vs nidoran)

  • Reply tiget2013 November 11, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Thank God I was born in modern age haha

  • Reply High_Nukes November 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Idk why but this is the one vid I didn't like from u

  • Reply LosAngeles822 November 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    I would love to watch a 1800's pokemon anime. How would they catch them and battle them etc.

  • Reply El Reviewer Random November 17, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    1800's medicine and pharmaceutical expenses are extremely similar to current Chilean system.

  • Reply Shadow_Tries November 19, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Is that a chikorita..

  • Reply windpunkYT November 25, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    What Pokemon is that even?

  • Reply littlemetaldevil November 26, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Pokemon sword and shield circa 1831

  • Reply Matthew Brelo November 26, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I like how he says hu every time

  • Reply Daniel Medina November 26, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Something’s really wrong with Chauncey

  • Reply zeldafan88 November 28, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Why are you guys just posting gameplay from Pokemon Sword and shield

  • Reply Thunder November 28, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Honestly, this makes me laugh that how royal families used to think themselves superior, but used these medical procedures, especially British empire.

  • Reply PokemonParadise2010 November 30, 2019 at 2:16 am

    The message hidden here about our country's current health care policies are, is deep!

  • Reply Wild Champions November 30, 2019 at 4:38 am

    I hated the whole video–

    until 4:00.

  • Reply Aieris Frost November 30, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Why is this so goddamn amazing/disgusting

  • Reply Jessen Fernando &Playing Games December 2, 2019 at 10:11 am


  • Reply Quinntus79 December 5, 2019 at 2:32 am

    The hospital is named after the United States' first recorded serial killer.

  • Reply meaningless Hecker December 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    I would unironically play body builders

  • Reply Daniel December 6, 2019 at 2:19 am

    This is the hablar region on the industrial revolution, it is nice to think about the past of galar’s region

  • Reply Quinntus79 December 7, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    You know what the most unbelievable part of this video is? A female surgeon in the 1800s.

  • Reply Ced Da DjSlime December 8, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Someone make a rom of this

  • Reply Holden Bell December 9, 2019 at 4:43 am

    I would pay to play this if it were a game lol

  • Reply Bowling Dude December 15, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Well, looks like we got the Bad ending

  • Reply kagsgirl December 20, 2019 at 3:14 am

    they should continue this

  • Reply Alex Lim December 21, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Is this really what medical care was like in the 1800s?

  • Reply Shiba inu Master December 22, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Plague doctor:
    Oh… You are getting some problems, head hurts more? Well…… Lets add more logs in the fire!!!!

  • Reply Skull the Puff December 24, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    What happened to this series when are gyms and trades and “Link” battles coming get it link like because of the combined trouble

  • Reply Yugo4339 Gamer December 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    What happened to the eye possum

  • Reply James Benson December 29, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    "SEND ME BACK" made me think of Lumpytouch.

    Anyone else want to see a collaboration?

  • Reply Qwerty_Ops December 30, 2019 at 5:13 am


    This is the galar reigon during the darkest days

  • Reply NPC 19867 January 1, 2020 at 10:29 am

    They would have had chloroform as an aenesthetic but that didn't appear until the 1840s and 1850s, and there was a chance that you would "sleep forever" from it's effects

  • Reply Pixel Bits January 5, 2020 at 3:29 am

    What happened to eye possum

  • Reply joelhoon1707 January 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm


  • Reply Shadow boss art January 5, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Now that’s fucked up

  • Reply BlueDragon24 January 5, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Imagine cyberpunk Pokémon!

  • Reply ines george January 7, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Pfft, last episode, he wanted to just chill with his monstrosity. Now he just saying he want to fight?

  • Reply G.Master: Lord of the G-Force January 9, 2020 at 6:39 am

    St. H.H. Holmes' Hospital?
    Wasn't H.H. Holmes a serial killer?

  • Reply captain of stupidity January 10, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    She's gonna go to hell

  • Reply Anthony Romero January 11, 2020 at 5:46 am

    Was that a Chikorita

  • Reply Dab dab January 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

    This looks really good

  • Reply zitronentee January 11, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Why does it feel like US Healthcare?

  • Reply GOD MADNESS YUSUF January 15, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Chuff:I'M BEST DOCTOR EVER IN 1800S.
    Nemora from AFK Arena comes
    Nemora:Hold my water wilder nature beer 😀

  • Reply Ranie Lopez January 22, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Hmm…..I hope You guys made a wall Against Peta before starting this series.

  • Reply James McCormick January 23, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    T H E S C R E A M S A R E T H E S O U N D O F H E A L I N G

  • Reply Fredrick Landslot January 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    This is so clever

  • Reply PhillipMargrave January 26, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Yikes… this is really dark

  • Reply Liam January 26, 2020 at 6:44 am

    I thought it was an Axew at first but nah

  • Reply friboy BR January 27, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Gross and agony

  • Reply Serena Malfoy February 9, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Just a casual comment on the American health system. That’s basically this video.

  • Reply C l February 14, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    That “Thing” Is possibly in heaven now

  • Reply DEMON XD February 22, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    You know medical care is bad when alternative medicine is better

  • Reply Riflemutt Prime February 25, 2020 at 1:58 am

    There’s nothing wrong with paying for a Bodybuilder Center… there’s everything wrong with paying for it to NOT heal your Bodybuilder.

  • Reply Chris Reviews March 2, 2020 at 1:11 am

    Jesus that got dark

    I love it

  • Reply Chuck Baker March 2, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Yeah… and you think Healthcare TODAY is bad…

  • Reply Noctum March 4, 2020 at 6:57 am

    I wish this was an actual game (and no not Pokèmon sword and shield, too kiddy)

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