#010 Caterpie used Tackle and String Shot!
Caterpie used Tackle by Gino “Dreamgate-Gad” Descalzi
Dreamgate-Gad from Peru is one of the most active Game-Art-HQ Contributors now since around two years and started with a really unpopular character from the Final Fight games for one of our fighting game related projects and participated in almost all later art activites, our Pokémon Tribute however got his full dedication, today in September 2016 he drew already nine of the 151 lovely beasts! The Caterpie was the 2nd Pokémon he drew for this project.
You can see his whole gallery on dA here!
“A Normal-type attack. Many Pokémon know this attack right from the start”
The Tackle is one of the base moves of Caterpie and deals damage without any side effects. In the Gen V. games its power and accuracy stats were a bit buffed. Over 100 Pokémon can learn it through levelling. It is amazingly effective for such a small guy like the Caterpie.
Caterpie used String Shot by Nekolloco
Nekolloco is one of the youngest artists that joined our Pokémon tribute but her submissions to it looked super cute and are among the most lovely of the over 300 artworks made for it I believe. Her take on Caterpie was the last of seven Pokémon she drew for our Tribute this year.
She draws a lot other cute stuff as well which you can see in her dA gallery here
“Strings are sprayed out and wrapped around the target to reduces its Speed”
The String Shot is not dealing any damage to the opponent(s) but reduces their speed significantly. Since the Gen VI games, it decreases the speed for two stages instead of one. Unlike other Bug-Type moves that affect the stats, its accuracy is not 100%.
Caterpie used String Shot (Its super effective!) has become a small meme a while ago.
“Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls”
Caterpie is the first Bug-type Pokémon in the Pokédex and evolves into Metapod starting at level 7 already. The Caterpie is a little caterpillar like Pokémon and is the first Pokémon that Ash catched in the wilderness during the third episode of the anime tv show. It evolves to Metapod already in the same episode too.