#074 Geodude used Rock Throw and Wide Guard!
Geodude used Rock Throw by shamsnelson
Shams Nelson from the USA was the last artist that joined our first Pokemon tribute. Back in early October 2016 we had the problem that the artist who claimed Geodude with Rock Throw weeks before could not draw it anymore and Shams just asked for a spot a few days ago when the last Pokemon on the list, Dugtrio got just claimed. The rest is history and Shams did not only take Geodude but also Mr.Mime in the end.
“A Rock-type attack. As the name implies, a huge boulder is dropped on the target”
The Rock Throw is a Rock-Type move that deals damage without any additional effects. It had only a quite low accuracy of 65% in the first Gen Pokemon games. This changed since Gen II when the accuracy was buffed up to 95%.
Geodude used Wide Guard by PluivantLaChance
PluviantLaChance from the USA joined GA-HQ with his takes on Clefairy, Geodude and finally Mankey. Have a look at his whole gallery here.
“The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn”
Wide Guard is one of the non-damaging moves that are protecting the user(s) instead of attacking the opponent(s). The move was introduced in the Gen V Pokemon games and protects the user as well as all other Pokemon in its time for the rest of one turn from attacks that would harm the whole group. Machamp is the first Pokemon in the Pokedex that can learn this move through levelling.
“Found in fields and mountains. Mistaking them for boulders, people often step or trip on them”
Geodude is the first Rock-Ground-type Pokemon and can be found in Mountain trails often. It is easy to mistake them for a rock. They are pretty small Pokemon with a height of only 40cm usually.