Kecleon using Substitute by ImmortalTanuki

Game-Art-HQ Member Amanda “ImmortalTanuki” J. Belaire is a part of the Game-Art-HQ community since years and also likes to draw the many wild Pokemon out there. Due to kinda tragic circumstances she can’t draw like in the past though and has to use traditional tools like pencils now instead of working with digital components.

The results, however, are not worse in any form, instead, they became something special among the majority of digitally drawn illustrations I think. Freqrexy helped her to render /crop the artworks for our tribute actually so the kudos belong to both of them!


Please have a good look at Amanda’s full gallery here!


“The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user’s decoy”

Substitute might be one of the most original non-damaging Pokemon moves from the classic games. Instead of directly attacking or using a healing move, this creates a decoy that has 25% of the max health of the user and will take the damage instead of the caster itself.

It is especially effective when the user has only a few HP left anyway.

Mr. Mime was the first Pokemon that used the Substitute move as a part of the Pokemon Gen I Tribute!


Kecleon using Camouflage by Chari-Artist

Kay, aka Chari-Artist is a cool artist from Canada who joined the Game-Art-HQ community back in 2014 already and became an important part of our big Legend of Zelda Art Collaboration, the Link’s Blacklist. In 2016 he joined our first Pokemon Tribute and continued to participate in the Generation based projects every year. He just claimed some of the Pokemon for our upcoming Gen IV Tribute already :- ) 

Have a good look at his whole gallery here!


“The user’s type is changed depending on its environment, such as at water’s edge, in grass, or in a cave”

Camouflage is one of the new moves that were introduced in the Generation III games, it does not deal any damage but it changes the Pokemon’s type depending on environments. The using Pokemon can become a Water-Type if it is surrounded by Water as example. Kekcleon was the first Pokemon using this move in our series of Art Collaborations 🙂

Kecleon using Shadow Sneak 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!

Shadow Sneak

“The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first”

The Shadow Sneak is a Ghost-Type and damage dealing move that was introduced in the Generation IV Pokemon games. It has the advantage of a Priority +1 which means it will always be the first used move in a round. 


“Kecleon is capable of changing its body colors at will to blend in with its surroundings.

There is one exception – this Pokémon can’t change the zigzag pattern on its belly”



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