#049 Venomoth used Toxic Spikes and Sleep Powder!
Venomoth used Toxic Spikes by Altarior
Altarior is one of the around 15 artists that were invited for our first Pokémon Art Collaboration. I saw her impressive take on Hoh-Oh in February 2016 and thought that someone who draws the Pokémon with such a dedication would sure like the idea of a project that celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the first Pokémon games and also adds a new twist with the focus on illustrating the many different abilities of the first 151 Pokémon.
I am sure she will be back for Gen II in 2017 🙂
“The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the foe’s feet. They poison foes that switch into battle. “
Toxic Spikes is a non-attacking Poison-Type move that is used to poison another Pokemon that switches out with the Pokemon currently in battle. Adding more to this move increases the Poison status to the incoming Pokemon.
Because they are lying on the ground, this move does not affect Flying-Type Pokemon. And due to immunity; Poison and Steel-Type Pokemon are not affected either.
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 🙂
“Scatters a powder that may cause the foe to sleep.”
Sleep Powder is a non-attacking move that puts the opposing Pokemon to sleep. In Generation I and II it always inflicted sleep on the opponent regardless of what Pokemon it was.
Subsequent generations have lessened its effects however; as Pokemon with such abilities as Insomnia or Vital spirit are not affected by it. Grass-Type Pokemon are also now immune to its effects.
“The powdery scales on its wings are hard to remove. They also contain poison that leaks out on contact.”
Venomoth is the evolved form of Venonat beginning at Level 31. The very scales of its wings can cause various status effects; mostly poison, sleep and paralysis. This usually depends on the colors of the scales.
Like real moths, Venomoths come out at night and are attracted to bright lights. But unlike real moths, they are predators that feed primarily on other insects that gather around light sources.