#146 Moltres used Fire Spin and Rain Dance!
Moltres used Fire Spin by Empyrisan
Empyrisan aka. V. A. Vazquez is a true expert when it comes to the Bird-Type Pokemon and drew some amazing takes of Moltres and Zapdos. Since the two Articuno spots were taken already, he just drew it anyway and you can see the trio at his gallery here!
The Fire Spin is a damage dealing Fire-Type move that is available since the first generation of Pokémon games. It is a powerful move that does not only deal raw damage in one round but also adds Fire Damage for the following 2-5 turns so it is especially good against opponents with a lot HP.
The damage this move deals and also some fo the side effects were altered with in every new generation of Pokémon games up to Gen VI.
Moltres used Rain Dance by Sony-Shock
Sony-Shock from Spain is an active artist since over ten years already but also joined the GA-HQ community through the Pokémon tribute. He contributed four illustrations for this project, starting with the female Nidoran using the mighty Sludge Bomb and continued with Goldeen, Rattata and finally Moltres.
You can see a lot of very different art in his portfolio on dA, including many own characters he created.
“Summons rain for five turns. While it is raining, the power of Water-type moves increases”
Rain Dance is a very interesting move that can be learned by Moltres due to it being a water-type move. The user dances to summon a rain storm that rages for 2 to 5 turns and boosts the power of water-type moves. The only way for Moltres to learn this move is by teaching is using TM18.
“Known as the legendary bird of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flash of flames”
Moltres is the final legendary Kanto bird and is based off a phoenix, being a fire-type Pokemon. It’s name is a cross between ‘molten’ and ‘Tres’ which is the Spanish word for three, something all three legendary birds share in common. It is possible that Moltres is based off a Heron bird due to it’s similarities in anatomy.