Grumpig using Magic Coat by Ra-ooo

Ra-ooo joined Game-Art-HQ in 2013 and became a contributor when he submitted an impressive and quite sad illustration of the Flute Boy from Zelda AlttP for the Link’s Friendlist Project in early 2014. He contributed multiple artworks to Link’s Blacklist and also a super unusual game (Super Bust A Move 3) for our Nintendo 64 Anniversary Tribute. His take on Exeggutor using the Barrage move was his first submission, followed by Dugtrio using Bulldoze. 

He returned in 2017 and 2018 for our Gen II and III tributes and is already a part of our just-announced Gen IV Collaboration as well!

Have a look at his whole gallery 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. Grumpig can learn Magic Coat at level 21.


Grumpig using Zen Headbutt by SilverTheCreator 


Zen Headbutt

“The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch”

Zen Headbutt is as a damaging Psychic-Type move that first appeared in Generation IV.

Using both strength and the power of the mind, the Pokemon can unleash this hard-hitting move by focusing it’s Psychic Energy and unleash its full potential in the form of a powerful head-butt. It also has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch. Grumpig can learn Zen Headbutt at level 26.


#326 Grumpig

“Grumpig uses the black pearls on its body to amplify its psychic power waves for gaining total control over its foe. When this Pokémon uses its special power, its snorting breath grows labored.”

Grumpig is a Psychic type Pokémon that debuted in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.  It evolves from its legless form Spoink at Level 32.

As its Spoink predecessor had one huge pearl, it now has three black pearls to amplify its Psychic powers. Two are on top of its head while the last one appears at its midsection. Like Spoinks, it lives in the mountainous areas searching for mushrooms. Despite being evolved from Spoink, it won’t hesitate to use its larger size and physical advantages to out compete them for food. The anime demonstrated these Pokemon can be real bullies.

It’s biggest advantage from it’s former Spoink form are of course its legs. Not only does this Pokemon not have to keep bouncing anymore like its previous form, but it can also perform dances that are quite popular to onlookers. Also popular are its black pearls which are valued as precious gems and as works of art.

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