Wailord using Surf by SnowmanEX711

 


Surf

“It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used to cross water”

Surf is a damage dealing Water-Type Pokémon attack which had no side effects in the Gen I & II games but is also hitting allies since Gen IV and attacks all opposing Pokémon in Double and Tripple matches.

The Surf move can also be used to travel over the water. Like most Pokemon that learn Surf, Swampert can learn it only through HM03 (TM94 from Generation VII).


Wailord using Water Spout by Ra-ooo

Ra-ooo joined Game-Art-HQ in 2013 and became a contributor when he submitted an impressive and quite sad illustration of the Flute Boy from Zelda AlttP for the Link’s Friendlist Project in early 2014. He contributed multiple artworks to Link’s Blacklist and also a super unusual game (Super Bust A Move 3) for our Nintendo 64 Anniversary Tribute. His take on Exeggutor using the Barrage move was his first submission, followed by Dugtrio using Bulldoze. 

He returned in 2017 and 2018 for our Gen II and III tributes and is already a part of our just-announced Gen IV Collaboration as well!

Have a look at his whole gallery here!


 

 


 

 

#321 Wailord

“It breathes through nostrils that it raises above the sea. By inhaling to its maximum capacity, a Wailord can dive close to 10,000 feet beneath the waves.”

Wailord is a Water-type Pokémon that debuted in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.  It is the final evolved form of Wailmer starting at Level 40. And even compared to Legendary Pokemon; Wailord is among the largest of known Pokemon throughout the series.

Given the nature of its former form Wailmer; it can absorb and inhale more water with its gigantic bulk. This allows it to dive to incredible depths up to 10,000 feet, and perhaps even more. A large body mass also means a large diet; namely Wishiwashi Pokemon. And like Wailmer, they travel in pods for mutual protection.

The anime demonstrated while the awesome sight of a Wailord is something to behold, they cannot stay out of water longer than their Wailmer form previously could. When a Wailord was stranded on a beach near a Pokecenter, Team Rocket tried to make off with it before it was put back in the water. Fortunately, a Combusken prevented this theft from happening and the Wailord returned back to the freedom of the sea.

 

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