Zangoose using False Swipe by SuperEdco

Eric DeSantis is not only a very active part of our community but also the artist behind the logo for our Pokemon Tributes, the Website and many other art collaborations, he participated in Link’s Blacklist as well as in our fighting game related projects and is one of the guys behind the Rockabilly Beatdown game.

Beside the logo, Eric participated also with three Pokemon in our first part of the project last year and continued his efforts with Natu in 2018 and Zangoose and Barboach in our Gen III Tribute, he is also a part of the Gen IV Project already.

I recommend you to have a look at his gallery on dA which is full of gems to discover!

False Swipe

“A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP”


False Swipe is one of the Normal-type moves that were introduced in Generation II. It deals damage but will leave the opponent at 1 HP if it would faint otherwise due to low HP. Zangoose is the first Pokemon in our Project that is using this move. 


Zangoose using Swords Dance by Edo–sama

Ed from Poland is a part of the Game-Art-HQ Community since around four years now and draws excellent video game fan art that is often related to Nintendo. He joined our first Pokemon Tribute already with the legendary Mewtwo and returned with Bayleef and Steelix in 2017. Bayleef was actually one of his favorite Pokemon for a long time and still is his favorite Grass-Type Pokemon! In 2018, Edo drew Kirlia, Zangoose and also Kecleon.

Now I wonder if he will top it in 2019 with four takes on our upcoming Gen IV tribute 😉


You can see his whole gallery here!

Swords Dance

“A special move that boosts the user’s Attack power. Normally used up to three times”

While it involves a lot of Steel for a Swords Dance, this move is actually classified as a Normal-type move that deals no damage but will raise the attack power of the user by two stages. The small Raticate from Generation I is the first Pokemon that can learn this move through leveling.

Skarmony from Generation II was the first user of the Swords Dance in our Tribute, Zangoose is the 2nd one using this strange attack!



“When it battles, it stands on its hind legs and attacks with its sharply clawed forelegs. Its fur bristles if it encounters any Seviper”



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