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Articuno (Pokémon)

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Articuno
フリーザー Freezer
#144
150
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Ice Flying
Category
Freeze Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#144
Johto
#235
Hoenn
#299
Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
Height
5′07″
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
122.1 lbs.
Imperial
55.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F144.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.: 215 Battle Exp.: 2151*

Articuno (Japanese: フリーザー Freezer) is an Ice/Flying-type Pokémon. It's found in the Kanto region at Seafoam Island. Articuno appeared in the movie The Power of One. Like Moltres and Zapdos, in the film it was violent and destructive.

Biology

Physiology

Articuno takes the form of a large bird with predominantly blue plumage. Its coloring is darkest on its long streamer-like tail and head crest. Its head crest is fairly simple, consisting of three rhombus-shaped feathers on its forehead. Its body is a sky-blue, growing lighter on its chest and belly. Its most distinctive feature is its large wings, which look like they are made of ice. It has a small gray beak and similarly colored, thin legs. An Articuno in flight is a magnificent sight to behold.

Gender differences

Articuno is a genderless species.

Special abilities

When Articuno flaps its wings, it can chill the moisture in the air around it, making snow fall.

Behavior

Articuno, along with Zapdos and Moltres is one of the legendary birds of Kanto. They are poorly understood species, believed by many to be pure myth. According to legend, it appears before doomed travelers lost in icy regions. It is impossible to tell if these are valid sightings, or merely delusions of the dying. It is described as being spectacular in flight: with its long tail streaming behind it, and its wings shining like ice. It is said to cause snow to fall when it flies, and has the potential ability to create blizzards.

Habitat

Articuno lives in cold places, isolated usually mountains. An Articuno is known to roost inside the seafoam islands of Kanto. However, Articuno is an extremely rare (if not one-of-a-kind) Pokémon due to its "Legendary" status.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Articuno first appeared in the second movie. Lawrence III attempted to collect Articuno and the two other Legendary Birds in his scheme to capture Lugia.

Another was seen in the episode Freeze Frame. Travelers say that the Articuno watch over them on their journeys through the mountains of Johto. Nurse Joy suggested that many other Articuno probably have nests in other cold locations with high altitudes.

Also, the Frontier Brain Noland uses one against challengers. This can be seen in the episode Numero Uno Articuno in his battle against Ash.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Articuno is shown to seal itself in a block of ice when it senses the presence of an enemy. It strongly dislikes confrontation.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Poké Ball, Articuno will use a Blizzard attack that freezes any opponent that is caught in it for a few seconds.

Trophy information

Clouds gather, the barometer plunges, and fresh snow falls from the frigid air when this legendary Pokémon takes wing. Graceful and elegant, it boasts long tail feathers that flap in the wind and are lovely to behold. As would be expected, its combat moves are based on its cold nature; they include Ice Beam and Blizzard.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A legendary bird Pokémon said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Blue
Yellow A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.
Stadium A legendary bird Pokémon with long and distinctive tail feathers. Said to appear if you are freezing on a snowy mountain.
Generation II
Gold The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
Silver One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Crystal Legendary bird Pokémon. As it flies through the sky, it cools the air, causing snow to fall.
Stadium 2 The magnificent, seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
Generation III
Ruby Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
Sapphire Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
Emerald Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
FireRed One of the legendary bird Pokémon. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.
LeafGreen A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Generation IV
Diamond A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pearl A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
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Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
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Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Seafoam Islands
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
One Seafoam Islands
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Seafoam Islands
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
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

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Frosty Grotto (5F)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 580   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 125.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Note: If Articuno is given the Black Steel Orb, the effectiveness of Ground-type attacks becomes 100.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Peck
Ice Beam
Gust
Powder Snow
Gust
Powder Snow
Gust
Powder Snow
8       Mist
13   Mist Mist  
15       Ice Shard
22       Mind Reader
25   Agility Agility  
29       Ancientpower
36       Agility
37   Mind Reader Mind Reader  
43       Ice Beam
49   Ice Beam Ice Beam  
50       Reflect
51 Blizzard      
55 Agility      
57       Roost
60 Mist      
61   Reflect Reflect  
64       Tailwind
71       Blizzard
73   Blizzard Blizzard  
78       Sheer Cold
85     Sheer Cold Hail

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM02 Razor Wind      
TM03   Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04 Whirlwind      
TM05   Roar Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07     Hail Hail
TM09 Take Down Psych Up    
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12 Water Gun      
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM16   Icy Wind    
TM17   Protect Protect Protect
TM18   Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21   Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM27   Return Return Return
TM31 Mimic Mud Slap    
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect   Reflect Reflect
TM34 Bide Swagger    
TM35 Metronome Sleep Talk    
TM37   Sandstorm Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM39 Swift Swift    
TM40     Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43 Sky Attack Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM47   Steel Wing Steel Wing Steel Wing
TM50 Substitute      
TM51       Roost
TM58       Endure
TM68       Giga Impact
TM72       Avalanche
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM87       Swagger
TM88       Pluck
TM89       U-turn
TM90       Substitute
HM02 Fly Fly Fly Fly
HM05       Defog
HM06     Rock Smash Rock Smash

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Articuno knows Shadow Chill, Shadow Rush, Shadow Shed and Shadow Sky as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Haze, Heal Bell and Extrasensory after being purified.

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

In the Red, Blue, Yellow, Firered, and Leafgreen versions, there are binoculars in a guardhouse near Fuschia City that view Articuno.

Origin

This Pokémon's appearance is based on the Arabic Anka myth, which is that of a giant arctic bird. The bird is similar to the phoenix as it is known to resurrect itself and appear to doomed people in the mountains.

Name origin

Articuno's name is a combination of the words arctic and uno, the Spanish word for one, indicating that it is the first in the series of Kanto legendary birds. Its Japanese name is simply Freezer, one who freezes.

In other languages

  • German: Arktos
  • French: Artikodin - From arctique meaning arctic and Odin, the Norse God.
  • Korean: 프리져 Peurijyeo

External links

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
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Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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