Zigzagoon using Thunderbolt by Sony-Shock

Sony-Shock from Spain is an active artist since over ten years already and joined the GA-HQ community through the Pokémon Gen I tribute in 2016. He contributed four illustrations for this project, starting with the female Nidoran using the mighty Sludge Bomb and continued with Goldeen, Rattata and finally Moltres.

He was one of the first artists that joined our Gen II tribute and claimed Sentret for it! In our Gen III Tribute, he returned with  Zigzagoon and Deoxys

You can see a lot of very different art in his portfolio on dA, including many own characters he created.


“A strong electric blast crashes down on the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.”

Thunderbolt is an electric type move that has a ‘cool’ status when being used in a contest.

Surprisingly, only 12 Pokemon can naturally learn Thunderbolt by leveling up, but a large quantity of Pokemon can learn it through the use of a TM. It is often well known to be an attack that Pikachu uses. Pikachu was also the first Pokemon in our Tribute using the Thunderbolt. TM24 can be used to teach Thunderbolt to Zigzagoon.


Zigzagoon using Mud Slap by Flames-Flare

Flames-Flare aka. Corinne Rose from the USA is a young artist that joined the Pokemon Generation III Tribute when the majority of the Pokemon were already illustrated. She impressed us with her beautiful method to paint with traditional tools that gave the Pokemon her own unique look. In the end, she created not less than four submissions for our big collaboration with Anorith, Trapinch, Carvanha, and Zigzagoon!

Have a look at her whole gallery that includes many more Pokemon artworks here!


Mud Slap

“The user hurls mud in the target’s face to inflict damage and lower its accuracy.”

Mud Slap is a ground-type attack move introduced in Generation II.  It has a very weak 20 base power, but its accuracy is still good at 100% – and if the attack hits, it is always guaranteed to lower the foe’s accuracy by one stage.


#263 Zigzagoon

“The hair on Zigzagoon’s back is bristly. It rubs the hard back hair against trees to leave its territorial markings. This Pokémon may play dead to fool foes in battle.”

Zigzagoon is a normal type Pokemon first introduced in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.  It evolves into Linoone at Level 20.

Zigzagoon takes on the appearance and behavior of a raccoon; to which it’s jaggedy stripes attribute to its name. Like real-life raccoons, Zigzagoons forage around the ground picking up a large variety of smells. Naturally curious they come in contact with traveling trainers and thus were abundant to engage in the early towns of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald; particularly in grass areas. They use their bristly fur both for marking territory and generating charges for certain attacks.

Zigzagoon appeared in the anime under the ownership of various trainers. The Pokemon cosplay fanatic Nicholai used his Zigzagoon to battle Ash Ketchum’s Taillow; the outcome of the battle is unknown. And under the ownership of one of the Gym Badge Thieves and fighting alongside a Poochyena; it also battled Misty’s Psyduck and Sakura’s Espeon to which it lost. The third main character it faced was Brock and his Mudkip; to which it was able to defeat using Thunderbolt. Having faced the three main protagonists of the original Pokemon series; Zigzagoon truly has seen it all.


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