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Glalie used Torment!
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Published: September 26, 2018
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"The enemy Pokémon was subjected to torment!"

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 (242/270)
Like announced, we start our Pokemon Generation III earlier than the previous 2 and you can claim your first pick right now!
The rules are for the most part the same as last year.

We illustrate the Pokemon without a background and use the .png format for them, so we have a transparent bg. The main theme is also to illustrate each Pokemon while it is performing one of its attacks, moves, abilities. Similar as in the 3 examples from last year.
The moves don't have to be from Generation III but since we are tributing Gen III, it would be awesome if you can pick a Gen III move or ability.
Here is a list of all Gen III Moves:
Every artist can pick up to four Pokemon but only one at a time.
We got the previous two Art Collaborations done before Christmas and I hope we will be able to publish the Gen III Tribute again at Xmas.
If you pick a Pokemon today

I felt ready for my tenth entry to go back to ice types; Jynx was fun to do back in Generation I, so it was really cool (bad pun!) to go for one of the third Generation's new pure ice type Pokémon.  Granted, when I mention "pure ice", you expect them to make lousy team-mates in competitive play, but Glalie is actually a nice support to use.  Get them to layer loads of Spikes, taunt the opponent so they don't set up hazards themselves, then use Explosion before they can take out the spiky field - it's a simple tactic to use.  Though, it's definitely more of a looker as I see it as a demonic rice ball from a frozen-over Hell :)

Another way to block off repeated use of entry hazards like Spike and Stealth Rock is through Torment, which would prevent the target from using the same move twice in a row.  That would also be nasty if the opponent is holding a Choice item booster, as it'll force them to use Struggle in-between attacks - and that's pretty much the reason why I don't use Choice items in the meta-game!

Illustrating Glalie with the move and with only a reference of a Banette using the move in the animé made me see it as "I'm gonna throw a hissyfit to get into your soul, waaaaah" with a layer of insecurity thrown in there and then.  So for drawing an icy demon pulling off the move, I decided to make the illustration one big love letter to Aggretsuko, that Sanrio animé about that red panda who belts out her anger with death metal karaoke - and based the entire facial expression on those stress-relieving nights.  Even the kanji on its head ("nankuze", meaning to fault or blame) is a reference to the rage kanji Retsuko has on her head during that scene!

Seriously, I can see its inner head being like "Your predictable one move can't touch me or anyone else you fight in the next 10 years raaaagh", like the playground bully it would desire to be, hehe.

You can see the sketch version as an entry in my 365 sketch challenge for 2018 from a few days ago as well.

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

Dusclops used Grudge! by freqrexy Ralts used Skill Swap! by freqrexy Numel used Howl! by freqrexy Registeel used Superpower! by freqrexy

Pokémon is a franchise owned by the nice guys at Nintendo.  I drew this!
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