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* No other Pokémon has the same [[elemental type|type]] [[List of Pokémon with unique type combinations|combination]] as Kyurem.
 
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** Kyurem is the only {{type|Ice}} Pokémon introduced in Generation V which isn't pure Ice-type.
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* Kyurem has the highest base stat total of all Ice-type Pokémon.
 
* Kyurem has the highest base stat total of all Ice-type Pokémon.
 
** Kyurem also has the highest {{stat|Attack}} and {{stat|Special Attack}} of all {{type|Ice}} Pokémon, tied with {{p|Mamoswine}} and {{p|Glaceon}}, respectively.
 
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Kyurem
キュレム Kyurem
#646
646Kyurem.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Dragon Ice
Category
Boundary Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#152
Regional Browser numbers
Height
9'10"
Imperial
3.0 m
Metric
Weight
716.5 lbs.
Imperial
325.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F646.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 297 Battle Exp.: 2971*

Kyurem (Japanese: キュレム Kyurem) is a dual-type Dragon/Ice legendary Pokémon.

Kyurem is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon.

Kyurem is the third member of the Tao trio, which exists in the legends of the Unova region. It is currently the final officially-revealed Pokémon in National Pokédex order.

Biology

Physiology

Kyurem is a gray and blue colored, bipedal Pokémon of indefinable but seemingly draconian basis. Kyurem has a unique blue head and snout and has yellow eyes without pupils, has a pair of pointed light bluish horns on its head and a yellow crest on its skull. Its face has a slight resemblance to Giratina right down to its jaws. Kyurem's neck is long and gray in color with lines running around its whole body, legs, arms and tail. Kyurem has two arms, each with its own claw and each arm is jointed together from its blue oddly shaped wings, believed to be used for flying as well as storing cold air. Each of its wings are oddly proportioned and have two spikes of ice each. Its legs are somewhat slender unlike Reshiram or Zekrom and its tail has three blue icicle-shaped spikes on its tip. Like its fellow members of the Tao Trio, its tail appears to be some sort of propulsion device, but what it's based off of is unknown. The right side of its body seems to be damaged in some way, as the wing and horn on its head on that side are shorter. The right side of its head (visible in the Dream World Art and Pokédex 3D) also has a spiked edge near its jaw hinge that is absent from its left.

Gender differences

Kyurem is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Kyurem can store powerful cold air onto its wings and tail and breathe with it, but it will also freeze itself in the process. It can unleash several blizzards and hailstorms and also can freeze its surroundings in a flash, referencing to its signature move, Glaciate.

Behavior

Due to the old legend, it may be assumed Kyurem may be hostile towards Pokémon and humans, due to the fact it ate them.

Habitat

Kyurem is an extraterrestrial Pokémon. However, one resides in the Giant Chasm, in the Unova region after it apparently fell from a meteor.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

An old legend in Lacunosa Town describing Kyurem claims that it would take people and Pokémon away from the town and eat them. It is unknown how much credence there is to this story, however.

In the anime

Kyurem will appear in the fifteenth Pokémon movie alongside Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion.

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Kyurem (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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 {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black It generates a powerful, freezing energy inside itself, but its body became frozen when the energy leaked out.
White It can produce ultracold air. Its body is frozen.
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
One Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Glacier: All (Random Legendary Encounter)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 125
185 - 232 360 - 454
Attack: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 660   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

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
00Start Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
088 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
1515 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2222 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100100% 10
2929 DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4343 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
5050 Glaciate Ice Special 06565 09595% 10
5757 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 09090 100100% 10
6464 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
7171 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
7878 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 07070% 5
8585 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
9292 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Kyurem obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kyurem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kyurem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kyurem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kyurem

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kyurem in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kyurem in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kyurem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kyurem

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Kyurem can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Kyurem cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kyurem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kyurem

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Kyurem
Does not evolve
Kyurem
 Dragon  Ice 

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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 646.png Spr 5b 646.png Spr b 5b 646.png
Spr 5b 646 s.png Spr 5b 646 s.png Spr b 5b 646 s.png
Kyurem For other sprites and images, please see Kyurem images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Kyurem.
    • Kyurem is the only Ice-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V that is not pure Ice-type.
  • Kyurem has the highest base stat total of all Ice-type Pokémon.
  • Kyurem is the tallest Ice-type Pokémon.
  • Despite its Pokédex entries saying that it can emit cold air and is frozen, it can not learn Frost Breath, nor can it be frozen by any move besides Tri Attack and Secret Power.
  • Unlike most Pokémon with no evolutionary relatives, Kyurem can learn a move (Imprison) twice with neither instance being at level 1.
  • Kyurem is both the last Dragon- and Ice-type Pokémon in National Pokédex order.
  • Kyurem is the only Pokémon that has a base stat total of 660.
  • Kyurem is the only Generation V Ice-type Pokémon that cannot learn Sheer Cold.

Origin

Kyurem and its two counterparts Reshiram and Zekrom are based on the concept of yin and yang in Taoism. Kyurem, however, symbolizes wuji, the absence of yin and yang. In regards to overall design, it appears to be based on a theropod and a European dragon, similar to Zekrom. Kyurem's type, Ice, may allude to the absence of energy and the concept of absolute zero. Kyurem's rock-like body and its origin story of arriving on Earth like a meteor are references to comets, which are largely composed of ice crystals.

Given that its Japanese name contains mu, it may be based on the koan mu. In the koan, a monk was asked a theological question regarding enlightenment. He answered with a word "mu". The meaning of answer was that both of the answers were at the same time right and wrong; the tale's moral is that categorical thinking is wrong.

Kyurem may also be based on a zombie due to its facial appearance. Some fans speculate that this Pokémon is the reanimated corpse of the original dragon told in Unova myth after it had spilt into Reshiram and Zekrom.

Name origin

Kyurem's name may be derived from 急冷 kyuurei (rapid cooling, 冷 rei meaning "cold") or ゆき yuki (雪, snow) with the kana reversed. May also be from 零 rei (zero) and 無 mu (nothing). The 'rem' in Kyurem appears to mimic the -rom of Zekrom and the -ram of Reshiram.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
German Kyurem
French Kyurem
Korean 큐레무 Kyuremu
Chinese (Mandarin) 酋雷姆 Qiúléimǔ Transliteration of its Japanese name.


External links

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Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
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