#016 Pidgey used Gust and Sand Attack!
Pidgey used Gust by MagnaStorm
Elise / Magnastorm from Canada is one of the artists that were invited by us to join the Pokémon Project and she totally liked the idea. In the end she did cover four of the 151 Gen I Pokémon with her take on Pidgey being her first submission to the project, followed later by Slowpoke, Poliwag and Scyther.
I am sure she will join us again when we continue with Gen II next year! Have a look at her gallery on dA here, she shows a lot more video game fan art among other works!
“A Normal-type attack used by bird Pokémon. A powerful wind is generated by flapping wings”
Gust is a damage-dealing move that can be learned by Pidgey when it reached level 9. It had no side effects in the first Gen games but was changed from a normal-type move to a Flying Type one in Gen II and can hit enemies now twice as hard when it is used during a Fly-state turn.
Gust can also hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles since Gen V.
Pidgey used Sand Attack by LordOrenamus
LordOrenamus from France joined the Pokémon Tribute and our Community in June when the project was ongoing already for a month, unlike the majority of the other artists, he used traditional tools like pencils to illustrate the Pokémon. I recommend to have a look at his gallery on dA, there is more video game fan art there 🙂
“Sand is hurled in the target’s face, reducing the target’s accuracy”
The Sand Attack was introduced as a Normal-Type move in the Gen I games but later classified as a Ground-Type move since Pokemon Silver & Gold in Gen II.
It is a non-damaging move that decreases the accuracy of the opponent by one stage. After Tackle, it is the 2nd attack that Pidgey can learn.
“A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand”
Pidgey is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon and the first bird-like Pokémon in the Pokédex. It evolves into Pidgeotto at level 18 and appeared in the first Pokémon anime series episode already.
It was called Pidge in the Pokémon Red and Blue beta versions.