Pelipper using Hydro Pump 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 an 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 & III Pokemon tributes with not less than 11 submissions in Gen II and another 16! in our Gen III Tribute!

Besides the many artworks he did for our Pokemon Tributes you can see a lot more art of many different kinds on his gallery here!

Hydro Pump

“The foe is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure”


Hydro Pump is a strong damage dealing Water-Type attack with no side effects at all. It is one of the strongest Water-Type attacks in general with a whopping 110 base power (120 before Generation VI), but its 80% accuracy makes it prone to missing its target from time to time.

Pelipper learns Hydro Pump by leveling up, but at different levels depending on the game – 61 in Generation III, 57 from Generation IV, 58 since Black 2 and White 2 and currently 50 since Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.  Either way, it’ll need a lot of experience before it can learn it!

Pelipper using Roost by Endyran

Endryan from Belgium is one of the new artists that joined us in 2018 and participated in the Generation III Pokemon Tribute. Pelipper is her only illustration for it, but I hope to see her again in our future art collaborations!


“The user lands and rests its body. It restores the user’s HP by up to half of its max HP.”

Roost is a flying-type status move introduced in Generation IV.  Typically available to Pokémon with wings, it allows the user to recover half of their HP in exchange for losing its Flying-type for a single turn.  In other words, that’s one of only a few times where ground type moves can get used on birds – so use wisely!

Much like Hydro Pump, Pelipper can learn Roost by level-ups but at different levels throughout the series – 31 in Generation IV, 28 from B2W2, 22 in ORAS, and currently 39 in Generation VII.


#279 Pelipper

“It skims the tops of waves as it flies. When it spots prey, it uses its large beak to scoop up the victim with water. It protects its eggs in its beak.”

Pelipper is a dual water/flying type Pokémon and the evolved form of Wingull, reaching this form at level 25.  Just like its previous evolution, they live on top of cliffs overlooking the sea.

Pelipper can be identified by their huge bill, which is so big it can carry an infant child.  This bill can be used to either transport eggs and small Pokémon to various places, or scoop up sea water in search of food – a task that males of the species more often do.  When hunting, they skim the water’s surface in flight, as well as taking regular rest breaks by bobbing among the waves.

Winona, Fortree City’s Gym Leader, used a Pelipper during Ash’s battle for the Feather Badge in the animé.  Ash used Pikachu for this particular phase of the fight, hoping to knock it out with a well-placed Thunderbolt – but its use of Steel Wing to ground itself and nullify any electric type moves resulted in Ash having to re-think his strategy.  Ultimately, a usage of Hydro Pump caused it to de-ground itself, allowing Pikachu to send in a Thunder attack.  Both Pokémon knocked each other out!

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