Ariados used Toxic Thread by MuddyTiger

 MuddyTiger debuted on Game-Art-HQ last year with her takes on Paras, Arbok, Machoke, Blastoise, Victreebel, and Graveler in the Gen I Tribute. 

I was glad she returned with more Pokemon illustrations for the Gen II Tribute. Her takes on Ariados and Stantler look nothing but spectacular!


Have a look at her 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. 


Ariados used Spider Web by Yggdrassal

Yggdrassal from the United States is an active part of the Game-Art-HQ Community since around three years now and contributed a good couple of video game artworks that are about games that are rarely getting any attention now.

He participated with a Timesplitters 3 entry as example and Rocket: Robots on Wheels as part of our Nintendo 64 Tribute this year. He joined the Pokémon Gen I Tribute with Dodrio in the first May week already and drew seven more of the little Gen I creatures. He also holds the record of the most submissions for our Gen II Pokemon tribute with not less than 11 of the 100 Pokemon being illustrated by him!

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I recommend to check out his gallery where you can see a lot more video game fan art including more Pokémon love as well. 

Spider Web

“The user ensnares the target with thin, gooey silk so it can’t flee from battle.”

Spider Web is a non-damaging Bug-type move that prevents the opponent Pokemon from escaping the battle. It has a PP of 10 and can be buffed to a max of 16.

It was the signature move of both Spinarak and Ariados since its introduction in Generation II.

Ariados is the only Pokemon using the Spider Web in our Art Collaboration so far.

#168 – Ariados

“It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.”


Ariados is a combined Bug / Poison type Pokémon that hides in the forest depths. It doesn’t nest in a specific place, but instead seeks for food at night and uses the endless strand of string from its rear to return to its start point after hunting. It can also spin string from its mouth, making it difficult to tell which end is which. It can evolve from Spinarak starting at level 22.

They have been known to make their nests deep in forests and track their prey back to their friends by using their silk that they can spin. It was one of the few Pokemon that had identical sprites in Pokemon Gold and Silver instead of having slightly different ones like most others.

Ariados has a range of different tactics to catch its prey. It can climb onto ceilings and vertical walls using hooked claws on its feet; it would attach silk to its victims and trace them to their nests later; and it can wrap their foes with its silk webbing before feeding on them. In fact its string is so strong, some populations would process it into a strong and endurable cloth.

In the Pokemon movie ‘Pokemon Heroes’ one of the villains, Oakley owned an Ariados. She would send out the Ariados along with her partner’s Espeon to track down Latias. It was fought by Ash and his Pokemon while he tried to protect Latias. Its first appearance in the animé was under the care of Tokichi, the owner of the Pokémon Jujitsu Academy between Goldenrod City and Ecruteak City. Ariados is one of several Pokémon at the academy that would train its students to become better at battling. After Team Rocket stole the students’ Pokémon, Ariados made a kite out of its string to chase after them and ultimately got them trapped in its web.


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