Cacnea using Sand Attack 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 visiting her full gallery which is just filled with goodness from video games and more!


Sand Attack

“Sand is hurled in the target’s face, reducing the target’s accuracy”


The Sand Attack was introduced as a Normal-Type move in the Gen I games but later classified as a Ground-Type move since Pokemon Silver & Gold in Gen II.

It is a non-damaging move that decreases the accuracy of the opponent by one stage. Cacnea learns Sand Attack at level 13.

Cacnea using Needle Arm by LuckyNumber113

Kimberly from the USA is one of the artists that joined GA-HQ in 2017 as a part of the Pokemon Generation II Project. She can draw but as you can see with her take on Xatu, she is also crafting artworks. In 2017, she returned for our Gen III Tribute with four new submissions, two were drawn and two were crafted!

  Check out her whole gallery here!

Needle Arm

“The user attacks by wildly swinging its thorny arms. This may also make the target flinch”

Needle Arm is a Grass-type move and prior to generation V, was the signature move of Cacturne and Cacnea. The attack has a power of 60 and an accuracy of 100% which are very good odds.

On top of this there’s also a 30% chance that Needle Arm will cause the target to flinch. Cacnea can learn Needle Arm at level 16.

#331 – Cacnea

“It lives in arid locations. Its yellow flowers bloom once a year.”

Cacnea is a Grass-type Pokemon that resembles a cactus and can evolve into Cacturne starting at level 32. Originally Needle Arm was the signature move of both Cacnea and Cacturne but since generation V the move can be passed down to other Pokemon through breeding.

It can live in deserts for 30 days without water since its body is able to store moisture. The flower on its head has an aroma that is used to attract prey and Cacnea can shoot thorns to attack incoming prey. The flower will chance depending on the environment Cacnea is living in.

In the Pokemon anime, Team Rocket member James owned a Cacnea that he caught right after releasing his beloved Weezing. He later gave Cacnea to Gardenia in order to be able to master the move Drain Punch through her teaching.


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