Lombre using Rain Dance by hftran 

 


Rain Dance

Summons rain for five turns. While it is raining, the power of Water-type moves increases.

Rain Dance is a very interesting move that can be learned by Raikou due to it being a water-type move.

The user dances to summon a rain storm that rages for 2 to 5 turns and boosts the power of water-type moves.

Rain Dance is pretty popular among the artists that participated in our Pokemon tribute so far. It was illustrated for five different Pokemon already!


 

 


#271 Lombre

“Lombre’s entire body is covered by a slippery, slimy film. It feels horribly unpleasant to be touched by this Pokémon’s hands. Lombre is often mistaken for a human child.”

Lombre is a dual Water/Grass type Pokemon in Pokémon first introduced in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald.  It is the evolved form of Lotad starting at Level 14, and can become a Ludicolo when exposed to a Water Stone.

Maintaining the appearance of what looks to be an amphibious child, Lombres are found around ponds and streams. It’s lilypad crest looks very much like that of a Mexican Sombrero; hence why it’s name Lombre is similar to that of the Spanish word for man; “hombre.” But it’s origins in myth are derived from that of the Japanese Kappa, which also maintains an amphibious lifestyle with a dish-like crest on the top of its head to which it collects water to replenish it’s life energy. Lombre uses a similar technique to replenish itself in the form of Rain Dish; which is also it’s signature Ability.

Lombre’s prestige in a particular episode of the Pokemon anime was taken to new heights when Brock’s own Lotad evolved into one in a village deprived of much needed water after defeating Team Rocket’s Solrock. Once it evolved into Lombre; the villagers recognized it as their “Great Water Lord”. Unfortunately the villagers were angry at the Solrock even though it was being controlled by Team Rocket, to which the Lombre calmed it’s water stealing flames using Water Gun. The mist from this attack actually ascended into the sky giving the villagers rain to restore their water resources and thus quelling their anger.

 


 

 

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