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Feebas used Mud Sport!
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Published: October 25, 2018
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"Electricity's power was weakened!"

This is an illustration I did for Game-Art-HQ's Pokémon Generation 3 collaboration - and boy is it busy already with people sweeping in for spots!  Both of their previous projects were great fun to be a part of and so fun to see everyone's interpretations of various moves, so I felt very happy to go in again and see what I can send in for those first seen in the Hoenn region!  If you're interested, there's a journal right here:
Our POKEMON Generation III Tribute (259/270)
03.10.2018 Update:
1 - The first Gallery is online now since a couple of minutes

 252 Treecko using Energy Ball by ThePandamis and Absorb by Viral-Zone
Which you can see here: http://www.game-art-hq.com/128473/252-treecko-in-our-pokemon-generation-iii-art-tribute/
We used a similar format like last year but updated the move and of course the artist descriptions. Big thanks goes also to the editor team of freqrexy Hedgey and shinragod for writing the move and Pokemon descriptions!
For more announcements regarding published galleries follow https://twitter.com/GameArtHQ Game-Art-HQ on Twitter.
You can also join our Discord channel here https://discord.gg/a5sc98Z
2 - we are almost done. only 26 more illustrations are needed to complete the Gen III Tribute. Please look at them, the 26 Pokemon are listed below and you are welcome to take 1-3 of them to get this Project finished.
3 - I wanted to del


Entry 14 had me going back to Feebas after its cameo when I drew Carvanha, but now it's doing a move of its own!  This little fish has parallels with Magikarp in that it's a complete polar opposite to its evolution - and in this case, Feebas is seen as one of the ugliest Pokémon while its evolution Milotic is seen as the most beautiful.  Its speed stat of 80 gives it a good advantage in Little Cup conditions, but its move selection and other stats mean it's not really viable to use in battle - but with the right nature, it can still tear up the Beauty themed Pokémon contests! :)

What I opted to draw for Feebas is Mud Sport - a very good defensive move for solo water types as a whole.  Any Pokémon that has access to it via leveling up or by breeding can use it to cut the base power of electric type moves in half, therefore cutting back on one of two of its most major threats.  In Generation III, Feebas can only learn the move if its father is a member of the Mudkip family that already knows it.

Remembering a certain scene from the first chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh, where said character would roll around in a mud puddle to impersonate a rain-cloud, I felt it make a lot of sense to interpret Feebas getting muddy in a very similar way.  This was one that required more color balance as well, wanting me to try and hit the delicate balance between clearly seeing its natural colors and clearly seeing it get covered in this icky mud.  I also had to improvise on how to shade the mud - most examples I saw ended up shading it in a very basic way, and you know I'm one that's all for texture and seeing how that pans out in a bigger picture!  But yeah, all turned out well, and here's to this mud bath taking Feebas on one more step to becoming beautiful.

This image got an Inktober twist yesterday as part of my 365 sketch challenge for 2018.

Check out some of my other contributions to the tribute right here:

Glalie used Torment! by freqrexy Lileep used Stockpile! by freqrexy Vibrava used Heat Wave! by freqrexy Nosepass used Rock Blast! by freqrexy

Pokémon is a franchise owned by the nice guys at Nintendo.  I drew this!
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Runway-Rush|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!!
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For in game purposes, I typically breed a Feebas with Hypnosis. XD And ironically, I watched Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree the other week and the rain cloud scene still makes me laugh to this day. :lmao:

Lovely work drawing Feebas, Bev!~
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