#042 Golbat used Mean Look and Crunch!
Golbat used Mean Look by TheExileKing
Ross Jones aka TheExileKing is one of the many artists that participated for the first time in a Game-Art-HQ Collaboration Project when he heard about our Pokemon Tribute. I liked his style to draw them with traditional tools like Pencils and the sketchy look makes his three takes on Golbat, Parasect and Koffing quite unique among the 300 illustrations.
I recommend to have a look at his gallery here!
“A probing stare that prevents the target from escaping until the attacking Pokémon is gone. “
The Mean Look move was once a sure fire way to prevent any Pokemon (wild or caught) the chance of escaping a battle or switching out. Of course as the name implies; only Pokemon that are visible and not in FLY or DIG mode can be affected by it.
Through subsequent Generations; all Pokemon could be hit with this move. However, by Generation VI the move no longer affected Ghost-Types.
Golbat used Crunch by Midnitez-REMIX
Rebecca / Joshua aka Midnitez-Remix from Canada were one of the first artists that joined our Pokemon tribute when it was announced on the 29th April 2016. Their take on Zubat using the Mean Look Move was done at the 6th May already, they quickly claimed also Golbat with Crunch and eventually Gastly with Spite!
“The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target’s Special Defense stat. “
To use the Dark-Type move Crunch on an opponent made it possible to not only inflict heavy damage, but also to lower the target’s Special Defense stats. There was a 20% chance of this happening.
Affecting Special Defense however was only possible in Generations II and III. From Generation IV and onward, it now affects regular Defense only.
“It attacks in a stealthy manner, without warning. Its sharp fangs are used to bite and suck blood. “
Golbat is a Poison/Flying Type Pokemon that is the evolved form of Zubat. Said to feast on the blood of both Pokemon and humans, it’s large size is said to allow it the ability to drink 300 ML of blood in one sitting. Like it’s previous form Zubat, it is particular to using Confuse type moves but with greater accuracy.
It was the final form of Zubat until Generation II and onward; where it could evolve into Crobat by wearing a Friendship Bell.