#062 Poliwrath used Circle Throw and Ice Punch!
Poliwrath used Ice Punch by Yggdrassal
Yggdrassal from the United States is an active part of the Game-Art-HQ Community since around two years and contributed a good couple of video game artworks that are about games that are rarely getting any attention now.
He participated with a Timesplitters 3 entry as example and Rocket: Robots on Wheels as part of our Nintendo 64 Tribute this year. He joined the Pokémon Tribute with Dodrio in the first May week already and drew seven more of the little Gen I creatures. I recommend to check out his gallery where you can see a lot more video game fan art including more Pokémon love as well.
“An icy punch. May cause freezing.“
Ice Punch is as described; an Ice-Type move to which the user delivers a freezing punch to an opponent. Introduced in Generation I, it became TM Move TM33 starting in Generation II.
Apart from the damage it inflicts, it also has the potential to freeze an opponent and put them in Frozen status. There is a one-in-chance of this happening, and it of course does not affect Ice-Type Pokemon.
Poliwrath used Circle Throw by ChicoConSuArte
ChicoConSuArte is a big Pokemon fan who joined this project in May already with his take on Poliwrath, followed by Poliwhirl and finally the so far only Rolling Kick illustration for the powerful Machamp. You can see a lot more Pokemon related art at his gallery here!
“The user throws the target and drags out another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.“
Circle Throw is a Fighting-Type move introduced in Generation V. The damage it inflicts will either K.O. a weakened Pokemon, or switch it out in battle for the opponent’s next Pokemon in line.
Failure to successfully eject wild Pokemon with this move is usually due to the users’ levels being lower than the opponent’s. It will also fail if there are no Pokemon left after the current Pokemon in Trainer Battles.
“Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake champion swimmers.“
Poliwrath is one of two final forms of Poliwag; the other being Politoed. It evolves from Poliwhirl when exposed to a Water Stone.
A more bipedal and humanoid looking Pokemon than its earlier forms, it is a very powerful swimmer and can swim at incredible speeds. It is so proficient at swimming that no human swimmer can surpass it. (Not even Michael Phelps…) Even more amazingly, it can actually be seen running across the surface of the water briefly.