Aggron using Iron Tail by ShadeofShinon

ShadeOfShinon from Finland joined Game-Art-HQ back in early 2013 when I asked her if I could feature her take on Noivern from Pokemon X/Y on the site. Kadabra and Rapidash for our Pokemon Gen I Tribute in 2016 were her first submissions for our art collaborations.

In 2017, she joined our Gen II Tribute very quickly and claimed Dunsparce and Lanturn.  She returned for our Gen III Tribute as well and created wonderful illustrations of Dustox, Aggron, and Camerupt for it. She is also on board our upcoming Gen IV Project as well!

She has tons of amazing stuff throughout her whole gallery on DeviantArt here! You can see something really beautiful there 🙂

Iron Tail

“Slams the foe with a hard tail. It may also lower Defense.”

Iron Tail is a Steel-Type Move and was introduced in Generation II.  It was used as TM Move TM23 before Generation V.  It hits an opponent with a hardened tail that has a 30% chance of lowering the opponent’s defense.

From Generation IV to X and Y, Aggron could actually learn the move by reaching level 48 (40 since Black 2 and White 2); however for Generation III and since Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, this move can be learnt as a Lairon and can otherwise be obtained from the Move Reminder for a Heart Scale.

Aggron using Roar by KelpGull

KelpGull aka Erica joined us in 2016 with one of the submissions for our Legend of Zelda art collaboration.

She participated in projects by other video game communities before and became a very active part of Game-Art-HQ when we introduced our first Pokemon Tribute.

Ivysaur, Zubat, Omastar and Gloom were her four contributions in 2016, in 2017 she continued with the trio of Sneasel, Piloswine and Smeargle!

When we started our Generation III Project, Erica was the first who claimed Cacnea, followed by Grovyle, Volbeat, Sealeo and finally Aggron

I recommend to visit her full gallery which is just filled with goodness from video games and more!


“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 Aggron can previously learn as an Aron by leveling up, or can otherwise get it from the Move Reminder in exchange for a Heart Scale.


#306 Aggron

“Its iron horns grow longer a little at a time. They are used to determine the Aggron’s age. The gouges in its armor are worn with pride as mementos from battles.”

Aggron is a dual steel/rock type Pokémon and the final form of Aron, evolving from Lairon at level 42.  It lives in the mountains just like the rest of its evolution line, and would threaten anyone or anything that trespasses on the mountain it claims as its home.

Beating up visitors isn’t all it does to protect its home – should it ever get damaged by forest fires or landslides, it would go on to repair the damages with hauling topsoil and planting more trees.  Much like its previous evolutions, it still likes eating iron for food, but its horns can be used to break through bedrock and dig tunnels to get at a food supply – the longer the horns are, the older the Pokémon.  It also gets a lot of battle wounds from its actions, but they wear them like badges of honor, so don’t undermine their strength!

Team Rocket temporarily owned an Aggron in the Battle Frontier arc of the animé, where the Delibird that chased after their dues in Johto came back to Jessie and James and issued them with both that and a Charizard.  After a failed attempt at stealing Pokémon inside the Pewter City gym, Delibird came back and took both Pokémon away, realizing they were meant to be assigned to Butch and Cassidy!

Back to the Game-Art-HQ Pokémon Tribute Gen III Gallery