Torkoal using Flame Wheel by Dreamgate-Gad

Dreamgate-Gad from Peru is one of the most active Game-Art-HQ Contributors since around four years and started with a really unpopular character from the Final Fight games for one of our fighting game related projects.

He continued to participate in almost all later art activities, our Pokémon Tribute, however, got his full dedication, today in June 2017 he drew already nineteen of the many Pokemon for our tribute series since we started it in 2016!

His Generation III Contributions are:

Check out his big gallery of artworks on dA here!

Flame Wheel

“The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the target. It may also leave the target with a burn.”

Flame Wheel is a Fire-type Pokemon move first introduced in gen II that also has a 10% chance of burning the target. If this move is used on a frozen foe then it will instantly thaw them out but will also have a 10% chance of burning them afterwards.

If used after Sunny Day in a contest the user will get an extra 4 appeal points for this combination, and the move is considered to be very beautiful. Torkoal can learn this move at level 18.

Torkoal using Lava Plume 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!

Lava Plume

“The user torches everything around it with an inferno of scarlet flames. This may also leave those hit with a burn”

Lava Plume is a Fire-type Pokemon move first introduced in gen IV with a power of 80 and a PP of 15. The animation of the move will destroy round rocks during Pokemon battles.

If used in a Pokemon contest it is considered to be a tough move. Torkoal can learn Lava Plume at level 25.

#324 Torkoal

“It burns coal to produce energy. When it has burned through all of its coal, it becomes unable to move.”

Torkoal is a pure Fire-type Pokemon that is based off a tortoise with a rock-like shell on its back. They are often found residing in mountains as they are able to find lots of coal there that they use to fill in he empty spaces in their shells that they can then burn for energy. If it runs out of coal it will become immobile.

A healthy Torkoal can be spotted by how much smoke it spews from its back and if they smoke is dark black then a Torkal has used this as a distraction to flee while being attacked. The sound of a Torkoal blowing out smoke is said to sound like a locomotive horn.

In the anime Ash owned a Torkal that he caught in the Valley of Steel. He found it being attacked by a group of Steel Pokemon that had been tormenting him. Ash and May helped Torkoal fend off these Pokemon multiple times and eventually helped it fight the Steel leader, a Steelix that Torkoal managed to defeat by using Overheat, a move that Ash had seen the Fire-type gym leader Flannery use with her Torkoal. After Steelix’s defeat, Torkoal agreed to join Ash’s Pokemon team.


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