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Due to special coding in place on this page to illustrate Arceus's wildcard ability, {{a|Multitype}}, all type-themed appearances will display Arceus as if it {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1=were not holding a [[plate]]|0=has been [[cheating|hacked]]|were holding the [[{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|2=Fist|3=Sky|4=Toxic|5=Earth|6=Stone|7=Insect|8=Spooky|9=Iron|10=Flame|11=Splash|12=Meadow|13=Zap|14=Mind|15=Icicle|16=Draco|17=Dread}} Plate]]}}, therefore being a{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|13|15=n}} {{type2|{{arceustype}}}}. 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 <span class="plainlinks">[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arceus_(Pok%C3%A9mon)?action=purge here]</span> to change the type.
 
Due to special coding in place on this page to illustrate Arceus's wildcard ability, {{a|Multitype}}, all type-themed appearances will display Arceus as if it {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1=were not holding a [[plate]]|0=has been [[cheating|hacked]]|were holding the [[{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|2=Fist|3=Sky|4=Toxic|5=Earth|6=Stone|7=Insect|8=Spooky|9=Iron|10=Flame|11=Splash|12=Meadow|13=Zap|14=Mind|15=Icicle|16=Draco|17=Dread}} Plate]]}}, therefore being a{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|13|15=n}} {{type2|{{arceustype}}}}. 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 <span class="plainlinks">[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arceus_(Pok%C3%A9mon)?action=purge here]</span> to change the type.
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  +
==Biology==
  +
===Physiology===
  +
Arceus is an equine being similar to a {{wp|Qilin}} or {{wp|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 golden cross-like wheel attached to its body, which changes color along with its eyes and hooves based on Arceus's {{t|{{arceustype}}|current type}}. The wheel also has four jewels attached to it.
  +
  +
====Gender differences====
  +
Arceus is genderless.
  +
  +
====Special abilities====
  +
[[Image:Arceus_Formes.gif|right|thumb|An animation displaying Arceus's different colorings while holding plates]]
  +
According to legend, Arceus created the universe, {{p|Dialga}}, {{p|Palkia}}, {{p|Giratina}}, and the [[lake trio]].
  +
  +
While Arceus is normally a pure {{type2|Normal}}, it has the [[ability]] to {{a|Multitype|change its type and appearance}} when in contact with special [[plate]]s.
  +
  +
Arceus also has the [[signature move|unique ability]] to {{m|Judgment|call down shots of light}} on its foes. Arceus can also use many attacks of various types, but to a lesser extent than {{p|Smeargle}} or {{p|Mew}}.
  +
  +
===Behavior===
  +
===Habitat===
  +
Arceus lives at the [[Hall of Origin]] which can only be accessed by use of the [[Azure Flute]] at [[Spear Pillar]].
  +
  +
===Diet===
  +
{{main|Pokémon food}}
  +
  +
==In the anime==
  +
{{an|Arceus}} made its debut in ''[[Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime]]''. It was angry at the people of [[Michīna]] 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 {{an|Dialga}} to ancient times, they directly influence the event, changing the future for the better so that Arceus will stop its destruction.
  +
  +
==In the manga==
  +
Arceus has not made any manga appearances yet.
  +
  +
==In the TCG==
  +
{{main|Arceus (TCG)}}
  +
Arceus appears in the TCG in all nine {{TCG|elemental types}}, and a player can have as many Arceus cards in their deck as they like, unlike all other cards in the game (besides {{TCG|Basic Energy card}}s). Cards based on Arceus first appeared in the Japanese {{TCG|Advent of Arceus}} expansion.
  +
  +
==Game data==
  +
===Pokédex entries===
  +
{{Dex
  +
|type=arceus
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|gen=4
  +
|diamonddex=It is described in mythology as the Pokémon that shaped the universe with its 1,000 arms.
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|pearldex=It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
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|platinumdex=It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
  +
|}}
  +
  +
===Game locations===
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{{Availability|
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type=arceus |
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gen=4 |
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dprarity=One |
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dparea=[[Hall of Origin]] <small>(requires [[Azure Flute]])</small> |
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ptrarity=One |
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ptarea=[[Hall of Origin]] <small>(requires [[Azure Flute]])</small> |
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}}
  +
  +
====In side games====
  +
Arceus hasn't appeared in any side games as of yet.
  +
  +
===Base stats===
  +
{{BaseStats|
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type=arceus|
  +
HP=120 |
  +
Attack=120 |
  +
Defense=120 |
  +
SpAtk=120 |
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SpDef=120 |
  +
Speed=120 }}
  +
  +
{| width="100%" class="collapsible"
  +
|
  +
  +
===Type effectiveness===
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|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====No plate equipped====
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|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Normal|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=200 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 100 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 100 |
  +
Ghost= 0 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 100 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 100 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 100 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|2=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Fist Plate====
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|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Fighting|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=100 |
  +
Flying= 200 |
  +
Poison= 100|
  +
Ground= 100 |
  +
Rock= 50 |
  +
Bug= 50 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 100 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 100 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 200 |
  +
Ice= 100 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 50 }}
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|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|3=collapsible|expandable}}"
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|
  +
====With Sky Plate====
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|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Flying|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=50 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 0 |
  +
Rock= 200 |
  +
Bug= 50 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 100 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 50 |
  +
Electric=200 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 200 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 |
  +
  +
notes=yes|
  +
flying=yes|
  +
newground=1}}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|4=collapsible|expandable}}"
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|
  +
====With Toxic Plate====
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|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Poison|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=50 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 50 |
  +
Ground= 200 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 50 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 100 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 50 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 200 |
  +
Ice= 100 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|5=collapsible|expandable}}"
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|
  +
====With Earth Plate====
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|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Ground|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=100 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 50 |
  +
Ground= 100 |
  +
Rock= 50 |
  +
Bug= 100 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 100 |
  +
Water= 200 |
  +
Grass= 200 |
  +
Electric=0 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 200 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|6=collapsible|expandable}}"
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|
  +
====With Stone Plate====
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|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Rock|
  +
Normal= 50 |
  +
Fighting=200 |
  +
Flying= 50 |
  +
Poison= 50 |
  +
Ground= 200 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 100 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 200 |
  +
  +
Fire= 50 |
  +
Water= 200 |
  +
Grass= 200 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 100 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|7=collapsible|expandable}}"
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|
  +
====With Insect Plate====
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|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Bug|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=50 |
  +
Flying= 200 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 50 |
  +
Rock= 200 |
  +
Bug= 100 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 200 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 50 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 100 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|8=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Spooky Plate====
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|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Ghost|
  +
Normal= 0 |
  +
Fighting=0 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 50 |
  +
Ground= 100 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 50 |
  +
Ghost= 200 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 100 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 100 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 100 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 200 |
  +
  +
notes=yes|
  +
ghost=yes|
  +
newnormal=1|
  +
newfighting=1}}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|9=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Iron Plate====
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Steel|
  +
Normal= 50 |
  +
Fighting=200 |
  +
Flying= 50 |
  +
Poison= 0 |
  +
Ground= 200 |
  +
Rock= 50 |
  +
Bug= 50 |
  +
Ghost= 50 |
  +
Steel= 50 |
  +
  +
Fire= 200 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 50 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 50 |
  +
Ice= 50 |
  +
Dragon= 50 |
  +
Dark= 50 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|10=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Flame Plate====
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Fire|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=100 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 200 |
  +
Rock= 200 |
  +
Bug= 50 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 50 |
  +
  +
Fire= 50 |
  +
Water= 200 |
  +
Grass= 50 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 50 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|11=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Splash Plate====
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|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Water|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=100 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 100 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 100 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 50 |
  +
  +
Fire= 50 |
  +
Water= 50 |
  +
Grass= 200 |
  +
Electric=200 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 50 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|12=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Meadow Plate====
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=grass|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=100 |
  +
Flying= 200 |
  +
Poison= 200 |
  +
Ground= 50 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 200 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 200 |
  +
Water= 50 |
  +
Grass= 50 |
  +
Electric=50 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 200 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|13=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Zap Plate====
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Electric|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=100 |
  +
Flying= 50 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 200 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 100 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 50 |
  +
  +
Fire= 100 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 100 |
  +
Electric=50 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 100 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|14=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Mind Plate====
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Psychic|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=50 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 100 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 200 |
  +
Ghost= 200 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 100 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 100 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 50 |
  +
Ice= 100 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 200 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|15=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Icicle Plate====
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Ice|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=200 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 100 |
  +
Rock= 200 |
  +
Bug= 100 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 200 |
  +
  +
Fire= 200 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 100 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 50 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|16=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Draco Plate====
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Dragon|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=100 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 100 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 100 |
  +
Ghost= 100 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 50 |
  +
Water= 50 |
  +
Grass= 50 |
  +
Electric=50 |
  +
Psychic= 100 |
  +
Ice= 200 |
  +
Dragon= 200 |
  +
Dark= 100 }}
  +
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|17=collapsible|expandable}}"
  +
|
  +
====With Dread Plate====
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
{{DP type effectiveness|
  +
type1=Dark|
  +
Normal= 100 |
  +
Fighting=200 |
  +
Flying= 100 |
  +
Poison= 100 |
  +
Ground= 100 |
  +
Rock= 100 |
  +
Bug= 200 |
  +
Ghost= 50 |
  +
Steel= 100 |
  +
  +
Fire= 100 |
  +
Water= 100 |
  +
Grass= 100 |
  +
Electric=100 |
  +
Psychic= 0 |
  +
Ice= 100 |
  +
Dragon= 100 |
  +
Dark= 50 |
  +
  +
notes=yes|
  +
dark=yes|
  +
newpsychic=1}}
  +
|}
  +
  +
===Learnset===
  +
Arceus is capable of learning the following moves:
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  +
Moves in bold get [[Same-type attack bonus|STAB]] for the {{type2|{{arceustype}}}}, meaning that Arceus {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1=cannot be holding any [[plate]]|0=has been [[cheating|hacked]]|must be holding the [[{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|2=Fist|3=Sky|4=Toxic|5=Earth|6=Stone|7=Insect|8=Spooky|9=Iron|10=Flame|11=Splash|12=Meadow|13=Zap|14=Mind|15=Icicle|16=Draco|17=Dread}} Plate]]}}. {{m|Judgment}}, 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 [[Level|leveling up]]====
  +
  +
{{movelist|arceus|arceus|4|4|Arceus}}
  +
{{mlentry4|Start|Seismic Toss|Fighting|Physical|&mdash;|100|20|Tough|3}}
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{{mlentry4|Start|Cosmic Power|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20|Cool|0}}
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{{mlentry4|Start|Natural Gift|Normal|Physical|&mdash;|100|15|Cool|2}}
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{{mlentry4|Start|Punishment|Dark|Physical|&mdash;|100|5|Smart|1||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|17='''}}}}
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{{mlentry4|10|Gravity|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|5|Beauty|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|20|Earth Power|Ground|Special|90|100|10|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|5='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|30|Hyper Voice|Normal|Special|90|100|10|Cool|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|40|ExtremeSpeed|Normal|Physical|80|100|5|Cool|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
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{{mlentry4|50|Refresh|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20|Cute|0}}
  +
{{mlentry4|60|Future Sight|Psychic|Special|80|90|15|Smart|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|70|Recover|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Smart|0}}
  +
{{mlentry4|80|Hyper Beam|Normal|Special|150|90|5|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|90|Perish Song|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|5|Beauty|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|100|Judgment|Arceus|Special|100|100|10|Smart|2||'''}}
  +
{{movelist/note|4|arceus}}
  +
  +
====By [[TM]]/[[HM]]====
  +
{{movelisttm|arceus|arceus|4|4|Arceus}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM02]]|Dragon Claw|Dragon|Physical|80|100|15|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|16='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM03]]|Water Pulse|Water|Special|60|100|20|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|11='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM04]]|Calm Mind|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20|Smart|0}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM05]]|Roar|Normal|Status|&mdash;|100|20|Cool|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM06]]|Toxic|Poison|Status|&mdash;|85|10|Smart|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM07]]|Hail|Ice|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Beauty|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM09]]|Bullet Seed|Grass|Physical|10|100|30|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|12='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM10]]|Hidden Power|Normal|Special|&mdash;|100|15|Smart|1}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM11]]|Sunny Day|Fire|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|5|Beauty|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM13]]|Ice Beam|Ice|Special|95|100|10|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|15='''}}}}
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{{mlentry4|[[TM14]]|Blizzard|Ice|Special|120|70|5|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|15='''}}}}
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{{mlentry4|[[TM15]]|Hyper Beam|Normal|Special|150|90|5|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
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{{mlentry4|[[TM16]]|Light Screen|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|30|Beauty|2}}
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{{mlentry4|[[TM17]]|Protect|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Cute|0}}
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{{mlentry4|[[TM18]]|Rain Dance|Water|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|5|Tough|2}}
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{{mlentry4|[[TM19]]|Giga Drain|Grass|Special|60|100|10|Smart|1||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|12='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM20]]|Safeguard|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|25|Beauty|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM21]]|Frustration|Normal|Physical|&mdash;|100|20|Cute|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM22]]|SolarBeam|Grass|Special|120|100|10|Cool|1||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|12='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM23]]|Iron Tail|Steel|Physical|100|75|15|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|9='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM24]]|Thunderbolt|Electric|Special|95|100|15|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|13='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM25]]|Thunder|Electric|Special|120|70|10|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|13='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM26]]|Earthquake|Ground|Physical|100|100|10|Tough|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|5='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM27]]|Return|Normal|Physical|&mdash;|100|20|Cute|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM29]]|Psychic|Psychic|Special|90|100|10|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|14='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM30]]|Shadow Ball|Ghost|Special|80|100|15|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|8='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM31]]|Brick Break|Fighting|Physical|75|100|15|Cool|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|2='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM32]]|Double Team|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|15|Cool|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM33]]|Reflect|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20|Smart|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM34]]|Shock Wave|Electric|Special|60|&mdash;|20|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|13='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM35]]|Flamethrower|Fire|Special|95|100|15|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|10='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM36]]|Sludge Bomb|Poison|Special|90|100|10|Tough|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|4='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM37]]|Sandstorm|Rock|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Tough|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM38]]|Fire Blast|Fire|Special|120|85|5|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|10='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM39]]|Rock Tomb|Rock|Physical|50|80|10|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|6='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM40]]|Aerial Ace|Flying|Physical|60|&mdash;|20|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|3='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM42]]|Facade|Normal|Physical|70|100|20|Cute|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM43]]|Secret Power|Normal|Physical|70|100|20|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM44]]|Rest|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Cute|0}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM50]]|Overheat|Fire|Special|140|90|5|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|10='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM52]]|Focus Blast|Fighting|Special|120|70|5|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|2='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM53]]|Energy Ball|Grass|Special|80|100|10|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|12='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM55]]|Brine|Water|Special|65|100|10|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|11='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM57]]|Charge Beam|Electric|Special|50|90|10|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|13='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM58]]|Endure|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Tough|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM59]]|Dragon Pulse|Dragon|Special|90|100|10|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|16='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM61]]|Will-O-Wisp|Fire|Status|&mdash;|75|15|Beauty|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM62]]|Silver Wind|Bug|Special|60|100|5|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|7='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM65]]|Shadow Claw|Ghost|Physical|70|100|15|Cute|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|8='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM66]]|Payback|Dark|Physical|50|100|10|Cool|1||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|17='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM67]]|Recycle|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Smart|0}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM68]]|Giga Impact|Normal|Physical|150|90|5|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM70]]|Flash|Normal|Status|&mdash;|100|20|Beauty|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM71]]|Stone Edge|Rock|Physical|100|80|5|Tough|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|6='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM72]]|Avalanche|Ice|Physical|60|100|10|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|15='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM73]]|Thunder Wave|Electric|Status|&mdash;|100|10|Cool|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM75]]|Swords Dance|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|30|Beauty|0}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM76]]|Stealth Rock|Rock|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20|Cool|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM77]]|Psych Up|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Smart|0}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM79]]|Dark Pulse|Dark|Special|80|100|15|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|17='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM80]]|Rock Slide|Rock|Physical|75|90|10|Tough|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|6='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM81]]|X-Scissor|Bug|Physical|80|100|15|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|7='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM82]]|Sleep Talk|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Cute|3}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM83]]|Natural Gift|Normal|Physical|&mdash;|100|15|Cool|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM84]]|Poison Jab|Poison|Physical|80|100|20|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|4='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM85]]|Dream Eater|Psychic|Special|100|100|15|Smart|1||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|14='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM86]]|Grass Knot|Grass|Special|&mdash;|100|20|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|12='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM87]]|Swagger|Normal|Status|&mdash;|90|15|Cute|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM90]]|Substitute|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|Smart|1}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM91]]|Flash Cannon|Steel|Special|80|100|10|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|9='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[TM92]]|Trick Room|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|5|Cute|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[HM01]]|Cut|Normal|Physical|50|95|30|Cool|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[HM02]]|Fly|Flying|Physical|90|95|15|Smart|1||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|3='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[HM03]]|Surf|Water|Special|95|100|15|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|11='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[HM04]]|Strength|Normal|Physical|80|100|15|Tough|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[HM05]]|Defog|Flying|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|15|Beauty|2}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[HM06]]|Rock Smash|Fighting|Physical|40|100|15|Tough|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|2='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[HM07]]|Waterfall|Water|Physical|80|100|15|Tough|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|11='''}}}}
  +
{{mlentry4|[[HM08]]|Rock Climb|Normal|Physical|90|85|20|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}}}
  +
{{movelist/note|4|arceus}}
  +
  +
====By [[Move tutor|tutoring]]====
  +
{{tutor|arceus|arceus|4a|4|Arceus}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|AncientPower|Rock|Special|60|100|5|Tough|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|6='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Aqua Tail|Water|Physical|90|90|10|Cute|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|11='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Dive|Water|Physical|80|100|10|Beauty|1||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|11='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Draco Meteor|Dragon|Special|140|90|5|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|16='''}}|yes|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Earth Power|Ground|Special|90|100|10|Smart|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|5='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Fury Cutter|Bug|Physical|10|95|20|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|7='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Heat Wave|Fire|Special|100|90|10|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|10='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Icy Wind|Ice|Special|55|95|15|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|15='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Iron Defense|Steel|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|15|Beauty|1|||no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Iron Head|Steel|Physical|80|100|15|Tough|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|9='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Last Resort|Normal|Physical|130|100|5|Cute|0||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Mud-Slap|Ground|Special|20|100|10|Cute|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|5='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Ominous Wind|Ghost|Special|60|100|5|Smart|0||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|8='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Outrage|Dragon|Physical|120|100|15|Cool|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|16='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Signal Beam|Bug|Special|75|100|15|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|7='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Snore|Normal|Special|40|100|15|Cute|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|1='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Trick|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|100|10|Smart|0|||no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Twister|Dragon|Special|40|100|20|Cool|3||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|16='''}}|no|yes}}
  +
{{mtentry4a|Zen Headbutt|Psychic|Physical|80|90|15|Beauty|2||{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 18}}|14='''}}|no|yes}}
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|- style="background:#{{arceus color light}}"
  +
| colspan="11" | <small>'''Bold''' indicates a move that gets [[Same type attack bonus|STAB]]<br>''Italic'' indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon<br>Arceus must be holding the [[Draco Plate]] when Draco Meteor is taught.</small>
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|}
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|}
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<!--===Side game data===
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{{Side game|
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type=normal |
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ndex=493 |
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}}-->
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===Evolution===
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{{evobox/0formes17}}
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===Sprites===
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{{Sprite|
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type=arceus|
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gen=4|
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gender=18formes|
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ndex=493|
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name=Arceus|
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animated=1|
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}}
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==Trivia==
  +
[[Image:Spr 4p 493-Unknown.png|thumb|right|Normal-color sprite for {{type2|???}} Arceus]][[Image:Spr 4p 493-Unknown s.png|thumb|right|[[Alternate coloration|Alternate-color]] sprite for {{type2|???}} Arceus]]
  +
* At level 80, Arceus is the second highest level non-glitch Pokémon available for capture. The highest is {{p|Magikarp}} which can be caught at level 100 in {{game|Platinum}}. It is, however, still the highest level [[legendary]] Pokémon available for capture.
  +
* In its base form, Arceus has the highest [[base stat]] in {{stat|Defense}} of all {{type2|Normal}} Pokémon.
  +
* Arceus's [[base stat]] total is 720, higher than any other Pokémon. {{cat|Pokémon with a base stat total of 680|Previous Pokémon}}, among them {{p|Mewtwo}}, have only had a maximum total of 680.
  +
* Arceus has the highest base [[experience]] yield of all Pokémon, tied with {{p|Happiny}}, {{p|Chansey}}, and {{p|Blissey}}. That means an Arceus would yield 13,933 experience points when defeated if it is at [[level]] 100 and belongs to a {{pkmn|Trainer}}.
  +
* The code for Diamond and Pearl has sprites for Arceus using its Multitype ability with all 18 types, including {{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.
  +
* Arceus's signature move, Judgment, is the only move that Arceus is guaranteed [[Same-type attack bonus|STAB]] for, as it is always the same type as Arceus itself. However, on the battle screen, Judgment is always displayed as a {{type2|Normal}} attack.
  +
* Even though it is said that Arceus created the world with its thousand arms, it is not shown to have any arms at all.
  +
* Holding the Sky Plate, Arceus is the only Pokémon able to become a pure {{type2|Flying}} outside of battle (other Pokémon can be in battle through the use of {{m|Conversion}}, {{m|Conversion 2}}, and {{a|Color Change}}).
  +
* With the appropriate [[plate]], Arceus is the only legendary {{t|Poison}}-, {{t|Bug}}-, or {{type2|Fighting}} Pokémon.
  +
* Arceus has its own unique battle music when it is encountered. It shares this trait with {{p|Deoxys}}, as well as {{p|Giratina}} (in {{v2|Platinum}} only).
  +
* {{m|Earth Power}} is the only move with a fixed base power, besides {{m|Judgment}}, that Arceus learns by level-up which can receive [[Same-type attack bonus|STAB]] with a plate attached.
  +
  +
===Origin===
  +
Arceus may be a reference to the Chinese mythical creature, the {{wp|Qilin}}. Its myth is nearly identical to that of the {{wp|Pangu}}, the Chinese creation deity.
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  +
Arceus may also be inspired by (or a representation of) {{wp|Avalokiteśvara}} who, in {{wp|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 {{wp|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'', and is derived from the ancient Greek word for "beginning", ''arkhē''. 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).
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  +
==In other languages==
  +
*[[List of German Pokémon names|German]]: Arceus
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*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Arceus
  +
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 아르세우스 ''Arceus''
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  +
==Notes==
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{{Legendary Pokémon}}
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{{event Pokémon}}
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{{PokémonPrevNext | prev=Shaymin|prevnum=492 | next=Bulbasaur|nextnum=001 | type=Arceus }}
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{{Project Pokédex notice}}
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[[Category:Legendary Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Sinnoh Legendary Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Pokémon with different forms]]
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[[Category:Promotion-only Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Trio masters]]
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[[de:Arceus]]
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[[fr:Arceus]]
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[[ja:アルセウス]]
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[[pt:Arceus (pokémon)]]
   
 
==Biology==
 
==Biology==

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#001: Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
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Arceus
アルセウス Arceus
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#493
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Ability
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Blue-Striped
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Exp. at Lv. 100
class="roundy" style="background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | 1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
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#—
colspan="2" class="roundy" width="20%" style="display: none; background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | Johto
colspan="2" class="roundy" width="20%" style="display: none; background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | Hoenn
colspan="3" class="roundy" width="20%" style="display: none; background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | Sinnoh
colspan="3" class="roundy" width="20%" style="display: none; background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | Unova class="roundy" style=" background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}}; " | Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
class="roundy" width="25%" style="display: none; background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | Fiore
R—
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R—
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Height
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Imperial
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Metric
Weight
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Imperial
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Dex color
class="roundy" style="background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | Gray
Catch rate
class="roundy" style="background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | 3 (0.4%)
Body style
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Footprint
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Gender ratio
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class="roundy" style="text-align:center;" style="display: none; background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | Genderless
Breeding
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(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
class="roundy" colspan="3" style="background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | Base Exp.: 255 class="roundy" colspan="3" style="background: #FFFFFF; border: 1px solid #{{Template:Rock color light}};" | Battle Exp.: 2551*
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[[Category:Template:Rock-type Pokémon|493]] Arceus (Japanese: アルセウス Arceus) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.

It is currently the final Pokémon in the National Pokédex. Like Darkrai and Shaymin before it, Arceus was not "officially" a Pokémon recognized by Nintendo until February 2009, the year of its debut movie, appearing as a feature in the March issue of CoroCoro.

Arceus is known as "The Original One," as it is said that it created the Pokémon universe and the lake and dragon trios. The only known way to get Arceus is with the Azure Flute.

Due to special coding in place on this page to illustrate Arceus's wildcard ability, Multitype, all type-themed appearances will display Arceus as if it were not holding a 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 similar to a Qilin or 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 golden 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 jewels attached to it.

Gender differences

Arceus is genderless.

Special abilities

File:Arceus Formes.gif
An animation displaying Arceus's different colorings while holding plates

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

While Arceus is normally a pure Template:Type2, it has the ability to change its type and appearance when in contact with special plates.

Arceus also has the unique ability to call down shots of light on its foes. Arceus can also use many attacks of various types, but to a lesser extent than Smeargle or Mew.

Behavior

Habitat

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

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Arceus made its debut in Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime. It was angry at the people of Michīna 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.

In the manga

Arceus has not made any manga appearances yet.

In the TCG

Main article: Arceus (TCG)

Arceus appears in the TCG in all nine elemental types, 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 Japanese Advent of Arceus expansion.

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 It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
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

No plate equipped

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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 cannot be holding any plate. Judgment, 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

arceus  arceus  Status 4

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
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.png Spr b 5b 493.png
Spr 5b 493 s.png Spr b 5b 493 s.png
Arceus 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's base stat total is 720, higher than any other Pokémon. Previous Pokémon, among them Mewtwo, have only had a maximum total of 680.
  • Arceus has the highest base experience yield of all Pokémon, tied with Happiny, Chansey, and Blissey. That means an Arceus would yield 13,933 experience points when defeated if it is at level 100 and belongs to a Trainer.
  • 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.
  • 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 a Template:Type2 attack.
  • Even though it is said that Arceus created the world with its thousand arms, it is not shown to have any arms at all.
  • 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).
  • Earth Power is the only move with a fixed base power, besides Judgment, that Arceus learns by level-up which can receive STAB with a plate attached.

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, and is derived from the ancient Greek word for "beginning", arkhē. 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

Notes

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


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
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Pokémon
#001: Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Project Pokédex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.

Biology

Physiology

Arceus is an equine being similar to a Qilin or 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 golden 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 jewels attached to it.

Gender differences

Arceus is genderless.

Special abilities

File:Arceus Formes.gif
An animation displaying Arceus's different colorings while holding plates

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

While Arceus is normally a pure Template:Type2, it has the ability to change its type and appearance when in contact with special plates.

Arceus also has the unique ability to call down shots of light on its foes. Arceus can also use many attacks of various types, but to a lesser extent than Smeargle or Mew.

Behavior

Habitat

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

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Arceus made its debut in Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime. It was angry at the people of Michīna 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.

In the manga

Arceus has not made any manga appearances yet.

In the TCG

Main article: Arceus (TCG)

Arceus appears in the TCG in all nine elemental types, 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 Japanese Advent of Arceus expansion.

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 It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
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

No plate equipped

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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 cannot be holding any plate. Judgment, 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

|- style="text-align:center" | style="text-align:left" | arceus | style="background:#A8A878" |  arceus  | style="display:none; background:#8C888C" | Status | style=" background:#FFF"| 4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Movelist/note

By TM/HM

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By tutoring

Template:Tutor Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a |- style="background:#C6C6A7" | colspan="11" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
Arceus must be holding the Draco Plate when Draco Meteor is taught.
|} |}

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0formes17

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.png Spr b 5b 493.png
Spr 5b 493 s.png Spr b 5b 493 s.png
Arceus 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's base stat total is 720, higher than any other Pokémon. Previous Pokémon, among them Mewtwo, have only had a maximum total of 680.
  • Arceus has the highest base experience yield of all Pokémon, tied with Happiny, Chansey, and Blissey. That means an Arceus would yield 13,933 experience points when defeated if it is at level 100 and belongs to a Trainer.
  • 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.
  • 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 a Template:Type2 attack.
  • Even though it is said that Arceus created the world with its thousand arms, it is not shown to have any arms at all.
  • 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).
  • Earth Power is the only move with a fixed base power, besides Judgment, that Arceus learns by level-up which can receive STAB with a plate attached.

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, and is derived from the ancient Greek word for "beginning", arkhē. 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

Notes

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


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
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Pokémon
#001: Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
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