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Arceus (Pokémon)

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Arceus
アルセウス Arseus
#493
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Fan artwork of Arceus (due to Arceus not having been officially revealed to the public yet, it does not have any official artwork created and revealed by Sugimori)
Type
Normal '
Category
Alpha Pokémon
Ability
Multitype
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
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 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 255 Battle Exp.: 2551*

Arceus (Japanese: アルセウス Arseus) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Arceus is currently the final Pokémon in the National Pokédex.

Arceus is known as "The Original One," as it is said that it created the Pokémon universe and the lake trio. The only known way to get Arceus is with the Azure Flute (also known as The Key of Space and Time). As of 2009, Arceus is currently the only Pokémon known that has not yet been officially revealed by Nintendo.

Due to special coding in place on the page to illustrate Arceus's wildcard ability, Multitype, all type-themed appearances will display Arceus as if it were holding the Fist Plate, therefore being a Template:Type2. This does not affect anything besides which sprites are shown, which moves are noted as STAB and the type effectiveness entry which is unhidden. Click here to change the type.

Biology

Physiology

Arceus is an equine being that may be based on a horse-like mammal or qilin. It might have some traces of a Centaur. Its body is white with a gray underside, and its four pointed feet are tipped with gold hooves. Its mane is quite long and its face is gray with green eyes with red pupils. It also has a gold cross-like wheel attached to its body, which changes color along with its eyes and hooves based on Arceus's current type. The wheel also has four emerald-like jewels attached to it.

Gender differences

Arceus is genderless.

Special abilities

According to legend, Arceus created the universe, the first Palkia and Dialga, Giratina, and the lake trio.

While Arceus may be a pure Template:Type2, due to Arceus's Multitype ability its type can change into any of the other 16 types depending on what type of special plate it holds.

Arceus's signature move, Judgment, also changes its type depending on the type of special plate Arceus is holding. Arceus also has the ability to use several attacks of various types, but to a lesser extent than Smeargle or even Mew.

Behavior

Habitat

Arceus lives at the Hall of Origin which can only be accessed by use of the Azure Flute at the Spear Pillar.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Arceus has not appeared, as it has not yet been officially revealed. Many fans expect it to star in To the Conquering of Space-Time when it is revealed, much as Darkrai starred in The Rise of Darkrai and Shaymin starred in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In the manga

Arceus has not made any manga appearances yet, as it has not been officially revealed.

In the TCG

Arceus remains, as of the present, the only Pokémon not yet featured on a TCG card, as it has not officially been revealed.

Game data

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 JP It appeared from within an egg floating through the void and created the world as we know it.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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 Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Arceus hasn't appeared in any side games as of yet.

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.


Type effectiveness

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With Fist Plate

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Learnset

Arceus is capable of learning the following moves:

Moves in bold get STAB for the Template:Type2, meaning that Arceus must be holding the Fist Plate. Judgement, the type of which is dependent on the plate Arceus is holding (or lack thereof) will always receive STAB, while damaging moves of other types can receive STAB depending on which plate Arceus holds.

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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Arceus must be holding the Draco Plate when Draco Meteor is taught.
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Evolution

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back

Template:Sprite/4/18formes

V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 493-Fighting.png Spr b 5b 493-Fighting.png
Spr 5b 493-Fighting s.png Spr b 5b 493-Fighting s.png
ArceusFist Plate For other sprites and images, please see Arceus images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Normal-color sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus
  • At level 80, Arceus is the second highest level non-glitch Pokémon available for capture. The highest is Magikarp which can be caught at level 100 in Pokémon Platinum. It is, however, still the highest level legendary Pokémon available for capture.
  • In its base form, Arceus has the highest base stat in Defense of all Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • Arceus has the highest base stat total at 720, while previous Pokémon have had a maximum of 680. However, it does have lower stats in some areas than some other Pokémon, such as having lower Speed than a Crobat, and having lower Attack than a Pinsir, and there are several Pokémon that grow at slower rates, such as Shroomish, Makuhita, Illumise, Gulpin, Wailmer, Seviper, Corphish, and Drifloon.
  • The code for Diamond and Pearl has sprites for Arceus using its Multitype ability with all 18 types, including Template:Type2. It is disputed whether the ???-type Arceus is obtainable, as there is no plate in the code that can be used for this. It is possible this sprite was programmed in to prevent game crashes caused by tampering with Arceus's type.
  • Though Arceus has not been officially revealed, it is possible to use its signature move, Judgment, through Metronome.
  • Arceus's signature move, Judgment, is the only move that Arceus is guaranteed STAB for, as it is always the same type as Arceus itself. However, on the battle screen, Judgment is always displayed as Template:Type2.
  • Even though it is said that Arceus created the world with its thousand arms, it cannot learn any attacks that use arms or punches besides Seismic Toss. It is also unable to learn every TM and HM, unlike Mew.
  • Holding the Sky Plate, Arceus is the only Pokémon able to become a pure Template:Type2 outside of battle (other Pokémon can be in battle through the use of Conversion, Conversion 2, and Color Change).
  • With the appropriate plate, Arceus is the only legendary Poison-, Bug-, or Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • Arceus has its own unique battle music when it is encountered. It shares this trait with Deoxys, as well as Giratina (in Platinum only).

Origin

Arceus may be a reference to the Chinese mythical creature, the Qilin. Its myth is nearly identical to that of the Pangu, the Chinese creation deity.

Arceus may also be inspired by (or a representation of) Avalokiteśvara who, in Buddhism, is either pictured with eleven heads and one thousand arms (the latter of which is mentioned in Arceus's flavor text) or in a white four-armed manifestation (which could look similar to Arceus's Normal form).

Some inspiration may have come from a horse, because of its Platinum sprite and attack movements in Pokémon Battle Revolution.

Name origin

Arceus's name may come from the words arch (highest) and deus, which is Latin and Greek for god. It may also have a root in the Latin word arcanus, which means secret; sacred mystery. Arceus's name may also come from the word archaic (ancient), which comes from the Greek arkhaios. It could have also come from the Latin word archetypus (original). Alternatively, Arceus's name can be seen as a portmanteau of Zeus, the most powerful of Greek gods and arch (highest).

In other languages

External links

  • Screenshots of Arceus in Pokémon Battle Revolution: 1 and 2.

Notes


Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VI
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Global Link
Gen VGen VI
Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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