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Shaymin #492: Shaymin
Pokémon
#494: Victini Victini
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Arceus (disambiguation).
Arceus
アルセウス Arceus
#493
493Arceus.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Platinum
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Alpha Pokémon
Ability
Multitype
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
S-006 N-221
Height
10'06"
Imperial
3.2 m
Metric
Weight
705.5 lbs.
Imperial
320.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F493.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 324 Battle Exp.: 3241*

Arceus (Japanese: アルセウス Arceus) is a Normal-type legendary Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it will change type when it is holding a Plate.

Like Darkrai and Shaymin before it, Arceus was not officially recognized by Nintendo until February 14, 2009, the year of its debut movie. It was officially revealed to international audiences on August 3rd, 2009.

Arceus is also known as "The Original One," as it is said that it created Sinnoh and Ransei, and possibly the entire Pokémon universe, along with the lake guardians and creation trio. Arceus can only be found in the wild legitimately with the Azure Flute, which has not yet been distributed officially and can currently only be obtained by cheating. However, Arceus itself was distributed via multiple Nintendo events in 2009 and 2010, and distributed via the Pokémon Global Link in 2012.

Arceus is the final Pokémon in the National Pokédex within Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Arceus is an equine being similar to a Qilin or Centaur. Its body color is white with a gray, vertically-striated underside, the pattern of which has similar recurrences on the underside of Arceus's mane, tail, and face, and Arceus's four pointed feet are tipped with gold hooves. Its mane is quite long, jutting away from its head, and its face is gray, with green eyes and red pupils, and a green circular pattern below its eyes. Arceus also has a streak of gold coloration on its head, and ears that point upward. Its neck is fairly long, with two pairs of extrusions to the sides, and a flap-like feature on the neck's underside that is colored white like much of the body. It also has a golden cross-like wheel attached to its body by its round abdomen, which changes color along with its eyes and hooves based on Arceus's current type. The wheel also has four jewels attached to it. The pattern of striated gray of Arceus's underbelly resumes past Arceus's waist, the underside of Arceus's limbs also being gray in coloration, and with extrusions at the tops of the legs. Arceus's tail is fairly like its mane in shape and coloration. According to legend, it has 1000 arms.

Gender differences

Arceus is a genderless species.

Special abilities

According to legend, Arceus is thought to have created the Sinnoh region and possibly the entire Pokémon world, the lake guardians: Uxie, Azelf, Mesprit, and the creation trio: Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Because of this, Arceus is thought to be one of the most long-lived of all Pokémon species. It has the power to recreate the creation trio as well, presumably to guard the dimensions when a Trainer has caught one of them.

Arceus can change its color and type using Plates.

Arceus is the only known Pokémon who can learn Judgment. Arceus can also use many attacks of various types, but to a lesser extent than Smeargle or Mew. Arceus is also the only non-Dragon-type Pokémon other than Smeargle who can learn Draco Meteor, although it must become a Dragon-type (by holding a Draco Plate) in order to learn it.

According to the anime, its power can also bring back things that it once destroyed or make certain things vanish into thin air. Arceus also has the ability to halt time.

Behavior

Arceus does not suffer fools gladly, and will attack in a violent rampage if betrayed or deceived. It also holds long grudges if angered.

Habitat

Arceus lives at the Hall of Origin, which can only be accessed by use of the Azure Flute at the Spear Pillar. However, in the twelfth Pokémon movie, it seems to live in a wide dimension of stars and galaxies.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life it is said to "feed" off the energy of the elemental Plates.

In the anime

Arceus in the anime

Major appearances

Arceus (M12)

Arceus made its debut in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. It was angry at the people of Michina Town for Damos's unwitting betrayal of it in ancient times, and so attempted to destroy the land. When Ash and his friends are teleported by Dialga to ancient times, they directly influence the event, changing the future for the better so that Arceus will stop its destruction.

Minor appearances

In Battle Finale of Legend!, although Arceus is neither seen nor named, the Red Chain is said to contain the power of 'The Original One'. Using the Red Chain, Cyrus takes control of Dialga and Palkia by causing a red ring similar to the one surrounding Arceus's body to appear around their bodies.

In the manga

Fire-type Arceus as it appears in Pokémon Adventures

In the Arceus and the Jewel of Life manga

Arceus appears as a central character in the Arceus and the Jewel of Life manga adaptation, reprising its role from the film. After Arceus saved the world from a meteor, Damos took care of it. It gave Damos the Jewel of Life to make the land of Michina Town rich and fertile. Damos then "betrayed" Arceus, and it has been outraged ever since.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Arceus appears as one of the main antagonists, where it plans on destroying humanity.

In the TCG

Main article: Arceus (TCG)

Arceus appears in the TCG in all types but Dragon, and a player can have as many Arceus cards in their deck as they like, unlike all other cards in the game (besides Basic Energy cards). Cards based on Arceus first appeared in the Arceus expansion set.

Game data

Arceus and the hero of Pokémon Conquest

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond It is described in mythology as the Pokémon that shaped the universe with its 1,000 arms.
Pearl It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
Platinum It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
HeartGold According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
White
Black 2 It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One Hall of Origin (requires Azure Flute)
Platinum
One Hall of Origin (requires Azure Flute)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPt 12th Movie Premiere Arceus Japanese Japan 100 July 18 to September 30, 2009
DPPt Toys "R" Us Arceus English United States 100 November 7 to 15, 2009
DPPt Michina Arceus English Australia 100 November 5 to 16, 2009
DPPt Cinema Arceus Korean South Korea 100 December 24, 2009 to January 31, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus German Germany 100 February 17 to April 9, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus Italian Italy 100 February 17 to March 26, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus English Europe 100 February 20 to April 10, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus French Europe 100 February 22 to April 11, 2010
DPPt Michina Arceus Spanish Spain 100 February 22 to April 11, 2010

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Arceus Japanese PGL 100 November 5, 2010 to January 31, 2011
BW Global Link Arceus English PGL 100 February 1 to May 1, 2012
BW Global Link Arceus French PGL 100 February 1 to May 1, 2012
BW Global Link Arceus German PGL 100 February 1 to May 1, 2012
BW Global Link Arceus Italian PGL 100 February 1 to May 1, 2012
BW Global Link Arceus Spanish PGL 100 February 1 to May 1, 2012

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sky Fortress (Ranger Net mission)
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Tower: All (Random Legendary Encounter)*
Pokémon Conquest Aurora (special)
Dragnor (special)

A statue of Arceus can be found in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky at Destiny Tower.

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Rowap Berry Rowap Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 120
180 - 227 350 - 444
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Total: 720   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

For the type effectiveness when Arceus is holding a Plate, see type chart. In Generation IV, if Arceus was hacked to be ???-type, this Pokémon is damaged normally by moves of all types.

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
00Start Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
00Start Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
1010 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 —% 5
2020 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
3030 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
4040 ExtremeSpeed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
5050 Refresh Normal Status 0000 —% 20
6060 Future Sight Psychic Special 100100 100100% 10
7070 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
8080 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
9090 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
100100 Judgment Normal Special 100100 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Arceus obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arceus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Arceus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

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