Mudkip using Dig by TheFredricus

Fredrika is one of the Swedish artists that joined our first Pokemon collaboration in 2016 with Gastly and Lickitung.  She joined both the Gen II and Gen III Art Collaborations as well to contribute a whole wave of Pokemon in her own cute style.


Have a look at her complete gallery here!


“The attacker digs underground in the first turn, then pops up in the next turn to attack.”

The Dig move is an attack used primarily by Ground and Rock Pokemon who dig into the Earth for the first turn and then rise up to attack the opponent. Throughout each generation, it has always been acquired as TM28.

Though effective in avoiding attacks; Dig does not always make the user invulnerable. Ground-Type moves like Earthquake, Magnitude and Fissure can still damage the Pokemon using Dig. And since it is a Ground-Type move; Flying-Type Pokemon are not affected by Dig. In Pokemon Go, Dig is one of Mudkip’s special attacks.


Mudkip using Rock Throw by AClockworkKitten

Pusa from the United States joined our Pokemon Tribute I in summer 2016 as one of the last artists but drew not less than three beautiful illustrations for it already. Starting with Goldeen, Diglett and finally a super cool Exeggcute one. Following were Hoppip, Bellossom and Yanma for our Gen II Tribute. In 2018 she contributed even four Pokemon with Skitty, Mudkip, Banette and Jirachi!


I recommend to visit her whole gallery to see many more cute artworks 🙂

Rock Throw

“A Rock-type attack. As the name implies, a huge boulder is dropped on the target”

The Rock Throw is a Rock-Type move that deals damage without any additional effects.

It had only a quite low accuracy of 65% in the first Gen Pokemon games. This changed since Gen II when the accuracy was buffed up to 95%.  Starting from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Rock Throw can be learnt by Mudkip starting at level 25.

#259 Mudkip

“On land, it can powerfully lift large boulders by planting its four feet and heaving. It sleeps by burying itself in soil at the water’s edge.”

So I herd u like Mudkips?  Odds are the answer is yes if chosen as a starter Pokémon in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald.  This water type evolves into Marshtomp at level 16, which then becomes Swampert at level 36.

Despite its size, Mudkip are really strong – when on dry land, they are able to carry and throw large boulders around, and in some cases can smash rocks bigger than itself.  When in water, it uses gills on its cheeks to breathe, its tail fins to propel itself and its head fins as a radar – the latter uses the movement of water and air to determine its location.

Brock’s Mudkip in the animé used to live in Dewford Town, where it was bred with others of its species to be given to new trainers for the Pokémon League.  However, its maturity and larger-than-average size meant it couldn’t be given to a beginning trainer.  After it gained Brock’s trust and started traveling with him, it felt safer around strangers and was loyal to its party.  On various occasions, it also helped Ash’s Pikachu resolve arguments between other Pokémon and got on exceptionally well with younger members of the team.



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