Lairon using Roar by Solata and 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!


“The target is scared off, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.”

Roar was introduced in the classic first Pokemon games already and is a non-damaging move that was only useful against wild Pokemon until Generation II. While Roar does not deal any damage, it can be very useful if you want to end a battle against a wild Pokemon quickly, since it is going to end the battle.

Since Gen II, it can also be used in battles with Pokemon by other trainers. The cool effect is that the trainer has to switch out the Pokemon with another one that is randomly chosen. 

Roar is a move that Lairon can previously learn as an Aron by levelling up, or can otherwise get it from the Move Reminder in exchange for a Heart Scale.

Saskle joined Game-Art-HQ years ago and participated in multiple of our art collaborations already.  She joined our Pokemon Tribute as one of the first artists in May 2016 and drew Charmeleon and Kakuna for it. In 2017 she returned with Wobbuffett and Larvitar while she contributed  Combusken Grovyle, Marshtomp and Lairon  when we continued our Project with Gen III!  

Have a good look at her whole gallery here!

Iron Defense

“The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.”

Iron Defense is a non-damaging Steel-type move that raises the user’s Defence stat by two stages up to a maximum of six.  Some Pokemon can learn Iron Defense as an Egg Move while others can learn it through levelling up.

Prior to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Lairon can learn the move as an Aron by levelling up or can also get it from the Move Reminder for a Heart Scale.  Since ORAS, Lairon can learn it at level 39.

#305 Lairon

“When two Lairon meet in the wild, they fight for territory by bashing into each other with their steel bodies. The sound of their collision carries for miles.”

Lairon is a dual steel / rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.  This mountain dweller evolves from Aron at level 32 and can evolve into Aggron starting from level 42.  Their habitats typically have iron ore deposits, where they frequently conflict with miners trying to reach them.

Their nests are close to spring water, where they feed on iron and mineral deposits either dissolved into the fluids or inside rocks themselves.  They also show their strength by ramming into boulders, causing sparks to fly from its steel body.  Such smashing also happens when fighting with other Lairon over their territory, with the clashes of their collisions able to be heard from many miles away.

The first Lairon seen in the animé was owned by Savannah, a very nervous Pokémon Co-ordinator.  During training for the Rubello Town Pokémon Contest with May, Team Rocket attempted to steal their ribbons to enter the contest themselves, but Lairon was among the Pokémon that cleared them away.  It also went on to defeat May’s Bulbasaur in the semi-finals for the contest, but was unable to overpower Drew’s Masquerain in the final.


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