Skarmory used Steel Wing by Twarda8

Skarmory is a toothy steel bird with sharp as razor wings – how cool is that? It appears very late in-game (and only in Silver/Crystal), so it never really ended up in my party, but I always wanted to train one.

Steel Wing is like its signature move, and it can learn it while Level Up.

Karolina Twardosz from Poland joined our first Pokemon Tribute after I invited her personally to this project, I think back in April or May of 2016. What she didn’t know was that she and a specific fan art she drew in February 2016 to tribute the Pokemon Anniversary was one of the reasons why we started our first Pokemon Art Collaboration! She did a wonderful little piece with the three starters Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle in front of the Games and a Nintendo 3DS. Her dedication to this piece made us think that we should do something for the Pokemon Fan Community as well.

Twarda drew five of the Pokemon including MissingNo in 2016 and she returned with new takes on Murkrow and Skarmory and I am sure we will see more from her in the Gen III Tribute next year.


I recommend to visit her whole gallery on deviantART here!


Steel Wing

“The target is hit with wings of steel. This may also raise the user’s Defense stat”

Generation II introduced the Steel-Type Pokemon and also a couple of specific moves like the Steel Wing attack that deals damage with a Power Rating of 70, a high accuracy of 90% and the very nice side effect that it has a chance of raising the defense stat of the user.

Skarmony is the first Pokemon in the Pokedex that could learn the Steel Wing move, it was also the first one that was using this move in our art collaboration!




Skarmory used Swords Dance by Altarior

“Skarmory was one of the pokémon introducing us to the Steel type, and what a poster-child for the Steel type it is! Epic design, awesome in battle, Skarmory has to be one of my favourite Steel types not only in Gen 2 but in the series as a whole.”

Altarior from Denmark is one of the around 15 artists that were invited for our first Pokémon Art Collaboration. I saw her impressive take on Hoh-Oh in February 2016 and had a feeling she would like this project. She drew not less than nine of the Generation I Pokemon which made her one of the most active artists for our first Pokemon Collaboration. In 2017 she returned to the fun and took Togetic, Gligar, Remoraid, Skarmony and Stantler.

Gen I

You are going to find a ton of awesome artworks in her gallery here at deviantART!

Swords Dance

“A special move that boosts the user’s Attack power. Normally used up to three times”

While it involves a lot of Steel for a Swords Dance, this move is actually classified as a normal-type move that deals no damage but will rise the attack power of the user by two stages. The small Raticate from Generation I is the first Pokemon that can learn this move through levelling.

Skarmony from Generation II is the so far first user of the Swords Dance in our Tribute!


#227 Skarmony

“Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky”


Skarmory is a dual-type Steel/Flying Pokemon with no other known evolutions. It appears to be based off a crane, a bird that is held with a very high status in Japan as well as somewhat resembling one of the many mythological metal birds.

It has the highest base stat of all Flying Pokemon making it a very hardy opponent indeed! Its name is a combination of ‘sky’ and ‘armour’ which makes sense due to its metal armour coating as well as being able to fly.

In the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon anime special, the main rescue team come face to face with an angry Skarmory and manage to beat it in a heated battle in order to save Pichu, the brother of a worried Pikachu who requested help in finding him.




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