Natu used Night Shade by SuperEdco

Eric DeSantis is not only a very active part of our community but also the artist behind the logo for our Pokemon Tributes, the Website and many other art collaborations, he participated in Link’s Blacklist as well as in our fighting game related projects and is one of the guys behind the Rockabilly Beatdown game.

Beside the logo, Eric participated also with three Pokemon in our first part of the project last year and continued his efforts with Natu this year. 

I recommend you to have a look at his gallery on dA which is full of gems to discover!


Night Shade

“The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user’s level.”

Night Shade is a Ghost-type move that works dependent on the opposing Pokemon’s level; the higher their level, the more damage Night Shade causes.

Night Shade was originally the signature move of the Gastly line prior to generation II and will come across as a ‘smart’ move in Pokemon contests. It cannot be taught through TM and can only be learnt by certain Pokemon naturally.

Haunter from Generation was the first Pokemon using Night Shade in our Pokemon Tribute!


Natu’s Magic Bounce ability by Kosmotiel

Kosmotiel from Australia is a big Nintendo fan and a part of this community since years. Her contributions for our first Pokemon Art Tribute were the mighty Articuno and the fierce Gengar. She continued to be a part of our Pokemon Tribute in 2017 and contributed her takes on Natu and Espeon.

Have a good look at her whole gallery at dA!


Magic Bounce

“Reflects status moves, instead of getting hit by them.”

Magic Bounce is a Pokemon ability that Natu can have as a hidden ability instead of Synchronize or Early Bird. It reflects status-changing moves and stops them from making an impact.

Espeon, Sableeye, Diance, and Absol are the only other Pokemon aside from Natu and Xatu that can have this ability.



“It picks food from cactus plants, deftly avoiding buds and spines. It seems to skip about to move.”


Natu is a dual-type Psychic-Flying Pokemon that can evolve into Xatu starting at level 25. It is believed that it is native to South America and can be found near ruins and forests in other parts of the world.

Like Pidgey and Spearow, Natu is known as the ‘Tiny Bird Pokemon’ and has a close resemblance to that of a parrot or a quail. Out of all the Flying Pokemon, Natu is the shortest.

In the Pokemon Adventures manga, the character Crystal owns a Natu that proves to be a very formidable foe using its Psychic abilities, despite its small size. Crystal also uses Natu to fly short distances. She eventually evolved into Xatu before the Emerald arc.

Natu was the first psychic flying type to be introduced in Pokemon. With its round, colorful body and tiny wings, it is unable to fly until it evolves. It can sometimes be seen pecking in the underbrush of forests, but given Natu’s psychic abilities it can be a challenging pokemon to find. Some travelers claim to have found Natu in and around ancient ruins. 


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