Spoink using Rest by PluivantLaChance

PluviantLaChance from the USA joined GA-HQ when we started our big Generation I Pokemon Tribute and returned in both the Gen II 6 Gen II Tributes, this time it was all about Shedninja, Gulpin and Spoink for him!

Have a look at his whole gallery here.


“The user goes to sleep for two turns. It fully restores the user’s HP and heals any status problem. “

 Rest is a non-attacking Psychic-Type move where the user falls asleep for two turns to restore HP and heal status abnormalities. It has been available since Generation I and onward as TM move 44. (TM44)

Though good for ridding the user of status ailments, the user’s HP will not be restored if the user is already at full health while using the move. Spoink can learn Rest at level 29.

Seel from Gen I was the first Pokemon in our Tribute that was illustrated using the Rest move!

Spoink using Magic Coat by GlitzerKirby

GlitzerKirby is one of the German artists that followed the call and joined GA-HQ due to the Pokemon Tribute in 2016. His three Generation I contributions covered Hitmonchan, Voltorb and finally Doduo with the Run Away move that nobody else drew in the Gen I & II Projects. He returned quickly in both our Gen II and Gen III Tributes and is on board the just started Gen IV Project as well!

You can see his whole gallery on dA here!

Magic Coat

“A barrier reflects back to the target moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.”

Magic Coat is as a non-damaging Psychic-Type move introduced in Gen III. Before Gen. IV, it was the signature move of both Spoink and Grumpig.

The move surrounds the Pokemon in a reflective barrier. Any status effects used against the Pokemon will then be reflected back to its attacker. These moves can be anything from Leech Seed to Confusion. This move is particularly if the Pokemon’s speed stats allow it to go first in battle. Spoink can only learn Magic Coat in Sun and Moon by tutoring.

#325 Spoink

“A Pokémon that manipulates psychic power at will. It doesn’t stop bouncing even when it is asleep. It loves eating mushrooms that grow underground.”

Spoink is a Psychic type Pokémon that debuted in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.  This hopping porker evolves into Grumpig at Level 32.

The giant pearl it keeps on top of its head amplifies its psychic abilities. The pearl is a necessity as it will weaken without it. In search of a new pearl it can mistake other round objects for a pearl. Most all its pearls are obtained by Clamperls. It also likes to search for mushrooms in mountainous areas which are its favorite food.

It’s most noticeable aspect other than it’s large pearl on its forehead is it lack of hind legs and the large spring-like tail it hops around on. More than its pearl, the tail is absolutely essential to its survival. The bouncing motion of the spring-like tail keeps its heart pumping. If it were to stop bouncing it’s heart would stop beating. In the LeafGreen and FireRed Pokedex it outright claims the Pokemon will die if it were to stop bouncing. So the Spoink spends it’s entire life as a bouncer so to speak. Only until it evolves into Grumpig will it grow a pair of legs.

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