Krabby used Metal Claw 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. 

“The foe is attacked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s Attack. “

Metal Claw is a Steel-Type move introduced in Generation II, to which the user inflicts damage to its opponent using metal coated sharp claws. Although the attack power is minimal and the chances of it hitting are 95%; it’s biggest draw is the 10% chance of raising the user’s Attack power by one stage.


Krabby used Crabhammer by EdMoffatt

Ed Moffatt is an active part of Game-Art-HQ since years but he rarely drew a Pokemon before the Gen I Tribute. His first pick was Haunter doing Lick, followed by Krabby with the Crabhammer.

Ed draws a lot of cool stuff including many excellent contributions for our art collaborations. Have a good look at his gallery here!


“Hammers with a pincer. Has a high critical-hit ratio. “

Crabhammer is a Water-Type attack move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of both Krabby and Kingler. It is a very powerful attack move with 100 power. This also explains why it has a limited amount of 10 PP and a 90% chance of hitting rather than 100 . Though in earlier generations, it was only at 85%.



“Its pincers are not only powerful weapons, they are used for balance when walking sideways”

Krabby is a Water-Type Pokemon in the form of…well…a crab. It evolves into Kingler starting at Level 28.

A well-rounded Water-Type Pokemon that uses a multitude of water moves and powerful attacks despite its ordinary appearance. (Seriously, it’s just a crab with a crab pun for an official name.) It does however have something of a prominent appearance in the Pokemon anime, where Ash used it to defeat an Exeggutor. After which it immediately evolved into Kingler.

Pokemon Gen I Art Collaboration Logo by SuperEdco

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