Swinub used Roar by MTSugarr

MTSugarr joined GA-HQ with her special take on Shellder, just to claim a very attracting Exeggcute as well in 2016. In 2017 she returned with even more Pokemon in the form of super cute takes on Hoppip, Swinub and Pupitar.

If you like cute stuff, check out her whole gallery here!


“The target is scared off, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon”

Roar was introduced in the classic first Pokemon games already and is a non-damaging move that was only useful against wild Pokemon until Generation II. While Roar does not deal any damage, it can be very useful if you want to end a battle against a wild Pokemon quickly, since it is going to end the battle.

Since Gen II, it can also be used in battles with Pokemon by other trainers. The cool effect is that the trainer has to switch out the Pokemon with another one that is randomly chosen. 

Swinub is actually the only Pokemon in our tribute so far that uses this move!


Swinub used Powder Snow by Krisantyne

Krisantyne is one of the artists that joined our Pokemon Tribute in summer 2017 when we started the Gen II Collaboration. She is from Germany and active on dA with many own creative artworks but also participates in multiple Art Collaborations. I love that we got two really cute takes on the Swinub thanks to her and MTSugarr 🙂

And I look forward to see her again when we continue our project in 2018 !


Powder Snow

“The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze the opposing Pokemon”

The Powder Snow is one of the Ice-Type attacks that were introduced with the Gen II Pokemon games and has a 10% chance of inflicting the Freeze status on the target Pokemon. 

Swinub from Gen II was actually the first Pokemon in the Gen II Pokedex that could learn this move, it’s also the first Pokemon that used Powder Snow in one of the illustrations made for our collaboration 🙂


#220 Swinub

“If it smells something enticing, it dashes headlong off to find the source of the aroma.”


While it does not look like the other typical Ice-Type Pokemon, Swinub is an Ice & Ground Dual Type Pokemon that can evolve into the not so cute looking Piloswine when it is reaching level 33.

The Swinub life in cold regions but have their long brown fur which keeps them warm. It has only very small legs and loves berries and a special mushroom that grows beneath dead grass.

While the Swinub may look adorable, they have the lowest base stats of all Ice-Type Pokemon and also the lowest Special Defense among them. Is sure not the easiest Pokemon to level up!


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