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Swellow's Flame Orb by arkeis-pokemon Swellow's Flame Orb by arkeis-pokemon
Oh no, Swellow got a Burn from Flame Orb! Oh wait that's a good thing because Burn activates its Guts ability!
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Writer
If it has Facade, that's a REALLY good thing.
ObscuredCresent Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
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amziedragon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
so beautiful , i lovez swellow! especially since the new games are coming out!
IceburnXD Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I gave my swallow flame orb
ToxicSlimeball Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Swallow is holding da SUN!!!!
DreamTiger5 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Great art, but... Giving a Guts Pokemon Flame Orb doesn't help them at all; Guts ignores the reduce in attack, but they still take damage from the burn. Poison would make more sense, as you would get the attack boost and use Facade at full power.
whoeveriam0iam14222 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
the difference between using flame orb or toxic orb is the time you expect your Pokémon to be in a battle before switching out.
burn does 2/16 damage each turn. after 2 turns would be 4/16, 3 turns 6/16, 4 turns 8/16
toxic does 1/16 first turn and 1/16 more every following turn. after 2 turns would be 3/16, 3 turns 6/16, 4 turns 10/16

if you only stay in 2 turns you save 1/16 damage
arkeis-pokemon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You still take damage from Poison though, so there's no difference
reshiram4 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
MegamanX20100 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
And it doubles the power of Facade if it has the move... I'd rather poison it to make the battle quicker though. Sort of like a higher risk-reward, since it deals more damage than burn, but doesn't cut attack like burn does, and, and...

Pokelogic, that's the answer.
ZukoFireBook Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
When you have the guts ability, burn does not cut your attack. That would be stupid don't you think? With burn and poison you get the same amount of attack boost. The only difference is that the toxic orb does less damage at first but it builds up while the flame orb does the same amount of damage every turn.
MegamanX20100 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Doesn't cut attack, as in the Guts ability makes up for that lost attack? Because I know my Swellow got screwed whenever it was burned, and I did not see an increase in attack at all (YES, I was actually using physical attacks).
ZukoFireBook Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
When a Pokémon has guts, burn just increases it's Attack. It doesn't give an Attack drop like it normally should. So with both the Flame Orb and Toxic Orb the Attack is x1.5. You must of had a bad luck with your opponents defences when you tried the Burn Orb. .
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
brilliant work!!!
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome^^ It reminds of Epos from the beast quest series :3
Black-Bird-Zaiden Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
To get power, you must lose power! (I think that makes sense)
Shaprite91 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
TheCloakedBuizel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
it really reminds me of that pokemon episode where thunderbolts swellow and he gets THUNDER ARMOR
JamalPokemon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate episodes like that when they make up some crazy stuff for Ash to win. Like when Pikachu took down that Rhydon by aiming for the horn.
bdaddymar Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
yes the anime is really inconsistent with reality, i dnt even wanna discuss the guy ash lost too in the sinnoh championship :-/
JamalPokemon Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Darkrai and Latios guy?
bdaddymar Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
DragonAce1999 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
i hate those too! >.>
NewMoon-Dragoness Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats so cool!
SparkelDragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it and i lovw Swellow
faster-by-choice Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
This strategy is only fun when you use it.

Anytime else it's like FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU--

Anyway, beautiful picture ^^
Corodo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
A common strategy, well illustrated =)
mctori Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
That is so cool I love the lighting.
anonomas11 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
wow that is so amazing and beautiful :)
Light-Arya Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the shading :la:
Lamorak92 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Incoming Facadeeeee! :iconwtfboomplz:
Oranguin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiwantitplz: YET AGAIN. :iconiloveitplz: You have no idea how much I LOVE :heart: :heart: :heart: SWELLOW.
PlutonianAir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
This is soo awesome^^
jakobs98 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Guts activated!
Critical hit!
It's super effective!!
Wild fanboys and fangirls fainted.
That is an intresting idea for a picture, keep up the good work!
Paipuru Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Awesome work, Aragornbird, as always.
Arci-zhadoow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... i really mean WOW!!!
LTKay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Love me some guts Swellow!
PsychotropicFox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Burn also lowers it's attack, so it's kind of fruitless...
recipe-for-disaster Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't do that when a pokemon has guts ;p
PsychotropicFox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Orly? Never knew that. :o
Mewi1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome picture Arkeis! I love how the flames are going up and starting to wrap it's self around Swellow, awesome!
Sasust Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hehehehee....One of my favorite combos of all time ;) Swellow, use facade!

I had someone quit on random wifi once because My Izzy almost took down his Dialga in one shot with that move :3 It was glorious.
Pikachu-And-Umbreon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
O_o *brain broke from awesomeness*
MissPiika Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student General Artist
I was just telling my little brother how to use this strategy. <3
SpiritedLittlePony Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Excellent colors! Keep up the great work :D
noeko-96 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Woow!! Fantasic!! So cool=D! I like the effect of fire=D=D!!
PhookaBoo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
This shading is love *^*
Elsdrake Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing fire drawing, look really hot.

ans Swellow face looks pretty good too.

amazing work, keep doing great ^^
TanZYinG Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Competitive + art skills = win

Guts overrides the burn's attack drop so it's a simple 1.5X boost for those who are unsure/saying otherwise
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