#124 Jynx used Ice Punch and Lovely Kiss!
Jynx used Ice Punch by PamtreWC
Will from the UK was one of the first artists that joined our Pokemon Gen I tribute back in May and claimed Jynx, followed by Horsea. He also draws a ton of original Pokemon / Fakemon. His gallery is absolutely worth to visit!
“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.
Jynx used Lovely Kiss by freqrexy
Bev Wooff / Freqrexy from the United Kingdom creates art since 13 years already and joined our Pokemon Tribute as one of the first artists in May already. In the end she contributed not less than seven of the 151 Pokemon for it, starting with Chansey and Parasect, up to Koffing, Seel and Golem and eventually Golem, Jynx and Magnemite which was one of the last 10 Pokemon drawn for this project.
You can see a lot of drawn art but also crafted items and even cosplay in her gallery here!
“Demands a kiss using scary face that induces sleep.“
Lovely Kiss is as Normal-Type Move that was introduced as the signature move of Jynx. The move lulls the victim to sleep once it hits. If the target has the Insomnia or Vital Spirit as their ability however; the move will not work.
“It seductively wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it”
Jynx is a Ice/Psychic Type Pokemon; and is no doubt one of the most bizarre designs of any humanoid Pokemon introduced. From it’s odd proportions to having what appears to be clothing as it’s body; it no doubt struck early Pokemon players as odd when they encounter this creature. Especially given it’s seductive nature to younger players not sure what to make of its suggestive looks and move set.
But of course the biggest controversy surrounding Jynx is how in the West she is perceived as a sort of racial stereotype of African-Americans. The wide eyes and big lips reminiscent of racially insensitive minstrel shows caused a bit of a stir. Some claim it’s just a representation of the Japanese Yokai Yama-Uba; who like Jynx wears a red kimono and has black skin.
But whether sexually or racially questionable; there’s no doubt Jynx was one of the weirdest Pokemon we were exposed to at a young age. Even to this day she’s a bit unsettling to look at.