Spinarak used Scary Face by CrimzonLogic

Rachel from the USA drew Pokemon using their attacks long before we started our Tribute last year and I was happy that she joined the Gen II Project with Entei and also Spinarak later. Her contributions are pretty unique since they are drawn with watercolor unlike the most submissions that were created with digital tools.

   

Have a look at her whole gallery that is a blast to watch here please!


The Scary Face!

“The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.”

Scary Face is a normal type move in which the user makes a scary face at its opponent in order to intimidate them, which reduces their speed stat by 2.

This is a move that cannot be taught though TM and one that can only be learnt naturally by specific Pokemon or by breeding it as an egg move onto certain ones. In the generation V games both Scary Face and Glare had identical appearances. The accuracy of this move was changed to 100% from generation V onward.

One of the moves that were not picked for our Generation I Tribute while four artists took it for Gen II Pokemon!


Spinarak used Toxic Thread by HerbivoreRoss

Ross Jones previously known  as  the TheExileKing is one of the many artists that participated for the first time in a Game-Art-HQ Collaboration Project when he heard about our Pokemon Tribute back in summer 2016.

I liked his style to draw them with traditional tools like Pencils and the sketchy look makes his three takes on Golbat, Parasect and Koffing quite unique among the 300 illustrations in our first part of the big Pokemon Tribute we have ongoing here. He continued his excellent work with Jumpluff, Chinchou and Spinarak in 2017!      

Check out his whole gallery here!


Toxic Thread

“The user shoots poisonous threads to poison the target and lower the target’s Speed stat.”

Toxic Thread is a Poison type status move to which the user shoots out a stream of toxic webbing to both poison the target and lower the target’s Speed stats.

If used twice or more times in succession; the target’s Speed stat still only lowers by one stage as the poison and speed status effects are independent from one another. Conversely, when using the move with Poisonium Z the user’s Speed stats are upped by one stage.

The Toxic Thread move was not used by any of the 151 Generation I Pokemon in our tribute, but both Spinarak and Ariados from Gen II were illustrated with this dangerous Poison Type Move. 


“Its cell structure is similar to water molecules. It will melt away and become invisible in water”

 

Spinarak is a small arachnid Bug/Poison-Type Pokemon introduced in Generation II. When introduced again in Generation VII, it came equipped with Toxic Thread as one of its signature moves. Throughout all generations, it evolves into Ariados at Level 22.

Resembling a jumping spider, in the wild it is a quick and agile hunter waiting for prey to come close to its webs. They can spend hours motionlessly waiting for prey to happen by. Among the strangest features of its physiology is its abdomen which seems to have the pattern of a face on it. It can oddly change its expression in the anime to convey the mood of the Pokemon.

Spinarak’s first major appearance in the Pokemon anime was alongside Officer Jenny when she had the creature spin a strong enough web to catch a cat burglar known as ‘The Black Arachnid.’ In another episode the Spinarak’s silk was used for more practical purposes. The silk of their webs were used as beauty masks.

 

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