Crawdaunt using Crab Hammer by LukeTheRipper

Luke the Ripper from Poland is on board Game-Art-HQ since over 3 years now and contributed over ten pieces in his unique “Tribal” style for multiple projects ranging from the Fighting Game Projects to Link’s Blacklist and now both of our Pokemon Art Collaborations!

Luke was actually one of the artists that asked for a Pokemon Project by our community a long time ago already, and I was glad we could finally start one in 2016 ūüôā

He is a part of all of our Generation based Pokemon Tributes of course, including the just-announced Gen IV Project as well!

If you like his style, quickly head over to his gallery on dA which you can find here!


Crab Hammer

“Hammers with a pincer. Has a high critical-hit ratio. “

Crab Hammer is a Water-Type attack move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of both Krabby and Kingler. It is a very powerful attack move with 100 power. This also explains why it has a limited amount of 10 PP and a 90% chance of hitting rather than 100 . Though in earlier generations, it was only at 85%. 

The Crab Hammer was first used by Krabby from Gen I, its used by currently four different Pokemon in our Project so far!


Crawdaunt using Dark Pulse by Yggdrassal

Yggdrassal from the United States is an active part of the Game-Art-HQ Community since around three years now and contributed a good couple of video game artworks that are about games that are rarely getting any attention now.

He participated with a Timesplitters 3 entry as an example and Rocket: Robots on Wheels as part of our Nintendo 64 Tribute this year. He joined the Pokémon Gen I Tribute with Dodrio in the first May week already and drew seven more of the little Gen I creatures. He also holds the record of the most submissions for our Gen II & III Pokemon tributes with not less than 11 submissions in Gen II and another 16! in our Gen III Tribute!

Besides the many artworks he did for our Pokemon Tributes you can see a lot more art of many different kinds on his gallery here!


Dark Pulse

“The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch”

The Dark Pulse is a strong Dark-Type attack that was introduced in the Generation IV Pokemon games. It has a 20% chance to causing its opponents to Flinch and its Power Rating of 80 can be increased to 120 if the Pokemon uses the Mega Launcher ability as well.

Right now, there are five of the Gen I-III Pokemon in our art collaboration that are using this move already!


#342 Crawdaunt

“Crawdaunt has an extremely violent nature that compels it to challenge other living things to battle. Other life-forms refuse to live in ponds inhabited by this Pok√©mon, making them desolate places”

Crawdaunt is a dual water/dark pokemon introduced in Generation III, it is the final form of Corphish that it can evolve into at level 30. It is designed after various crustaceans, mostly the lobster and red swamp crayfish. Known as the “Rogue Pokemon”, Crawdaunt are a very violent invasive species.

Once Crawdaunt settles in a pond, it will use it’s mighty pincers to throw out any undesirable inhabitants, it also loves to fight, and will challenge everything and anything to satisfy it’s lust for battle, which usually leads to all inhabitants leaving the area anyway, turning it into a desolate place. Because of their ceaseless hunger for challenge, veteran Crawdaunt can be distinguished by countless scars on their giant pincers.

The only times this pokemon can halt it’s fighting urges is either when it’s pincers break off, at which point it turns timid and cowardly until they grow back, or right after shedding their old shell, because immediately after it does, the new shell is soft and tender and very easily damaged, so it hides in it’s streambed burrows, waiting for it to harden properly.



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