Whiscash using Aqua Tail by Krisantyne

Krisantyne is one of the artists that joined our Pokemon Tribute in summer 2017 when we started the Gen II Collaboration. She is from Germany and active on dA with many own creative artworks but also participates in multiple Art Collaborations. Her latest contribution is the mighty Whiscash from Gen III using the Aqua Tail!


Have a look at her whole gallery here!


Aqua Tail

“The user attacks by swinging its tail as if it were a vicious wave in a raging storm”

Aqua Tail is one of the moves that were introduced in the Generation IV Pokemon games and is a damage-dealing Water Type move without any side effects. It can be learned by many Pokemon in the higher levels, Squirtle as an example needs to be at level 28 to learn the Aqua Tail.

It is Goldeen’s special move in the Gen IV games. Golduck was the first Pokemon in our project that used the Aqua Tail! Right now its used by 5 different Pokemon in our first three Tributes so far. 


Whiscash using Magnitude by shinragod

Shinragod is one of the Moderators and Editors in our team but an active artist who participated in many Game-Art-HQ Art Collaborations since years. He joined all three Pokemon Generation tributes so far with the following Pokemon:

His take on the Whiscash using Magnitude is actually the last Gen III Pokemon that was created for this project. Whiscash was drawn twice before but one of the artists just deleted all of her artworks all of the sudden and was not reachable anymore, Shinragod stepped in quickly and created the illustration above!


Please have a good look at Shinragod’s Portfolio on deviantART and consider to commission him when he is available!



“The user attacks everything around it with a ground-shaking quake. Its power varies”

Magnitude is one of the Ground-Type Pokemon moves that were introduced in the Gen II games. It deals damage to the opponent and can be a very strong move with a bit of luck. The damage it deals is actually based on a “Magnitude” level that is chosen randomly by the game. The user has a 5% chance to deal either an attack with a 10 or a 150 power rating. The average is 70.

Whiscash is the first Pokemon in our series of tributes that used it!



“Whiscash is extremely territorial. Just one of these Pokémon will claim a large pond as its exclusive territory. If a foe approaches it, it thrashes about and triggers a massive earthquake”

Whiscash is a dual Water/Ground Type Pokemon that debuted in Generation III. It evolves from Barboach starting at Level 30.

Like real catfish the Whiscash is a bottom dwelling fish that lies at the bottom of ponds and rivers and will aggressively swallow anything in it’s large mouth it can catch. But like many Pokemon, the Whiscash is anything but the typical animal it is based on. In fact it’s tendency to use Ground Type moves such as Magnitude and Earthquake may be more derived from Namazu, a mythical catfish from Japanese mythology. This mythical beast also had the tendency to cause earthquakes, and it’s name also means “catfish” in Japanese.

The seemingly benign and sluggish nature of Whiscash should not be underestimated as it is a formidable Pokemon. An entire episode of the Pokemon anime revolved around a Whiscash named Nero who had a tendency to swallow many strange things. These included Ash’s gym badge and the Master Ball that was used to try and catch it. As it is, it’s very unlikely to catch a Whiscash in the wild. It usually can only be evolved from Barboach once one has been caught.



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