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Reshiram (Pokémon)

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Reshiram
レシラム Reshiram
#643
643Reshiram.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Dragon Fire
Category
Vast White Pokémon
Ability
Turboblaze
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#149
Regional Browser numbers
Height
10'06"
Imperial
3.2 m
Metric
Weight
727.5 lbs.
Imperial
330.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F643.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 306 Battle Exp.: 3061*

Reshiram (Japanese: レシラム Reshiram) is a dual-type Dragon/Fire legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

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

Reshiram is the version mascot of Pokémon Black, appearing on the boxart. It is also the first of the Tao trio, which exists in the legends of the Unova region.

Biology

Physiology

Reshiram is a white-colored, bipedal Pokémon of seemingly draconian and mammalian basis, with some of the avian features of feathers. Reshiram's snout is mammalian in appearance, most resembling something vulpine or even canine. Streaming out from the upper side of the snout and outward from the head is a long, voluminous wispy mane, the top of which forms a spike or small head-crest of some sort. Reshiram's face is fringed with spiky features, with one small, pointed extension of it below the chin.

Reshiram's neck is long and slender, with a collar-esque protrusion of fur or feathers seeming held in place by two somewhat glass-like neck-bands, with similar bands present on the "wrists" of Reshiram's forelimbs. Reshiram's forelimbs are expansive, wing-like appendages or some unusual sort of wings themselves; the beginning portions of the limbs are slender and generally conventionally arm-like, but flare out into a more wing-like, feathered section farther on the limb, sporting four claws on the leading edge. On Reshiram's chest is a feathered feature most similar in shape to a Silver Wing, with the lower portion protruding outward to a point. Long feathers spread out from Reshiram's thighs, its feet with large claws—three in front, and the one in the back positioned at an angle somewhat like high heels. Reshiram's tail is a thick mass of a center-most plume and ribbon-like secondary extensions, surrounded by two large bands.

Gender differences

Reshiram is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Reshiram has a jet engine-like tail used to accelerate itself when flying in high speeds. It can also store huge amounts of heat energy and unleashes it in one blast and its fire can burn everything into nothing. Reshiram is the only Pokémon that can learn Fusion Flare and Blue Flare.

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Reshiram and Zekrom in the anime

Major appearances

Reshiram will appear in Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram.

Minor appearances

Reshiram made a brief cameo in the opening of In The Shadow of Zekrom!. A statue of Reshiram appeared in Iris's flashback in BW009.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Reshiram (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 This Pokémon appears in legends. It sends flames into the air from its tail, burning up everything around it.
White When Reshiram's tail flares, the heat energy moves the atmosphere and changes the world's weather.
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 N's Castle
Dragonspiral Tower* (Black only)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 680   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 ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
088 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
1515 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2222 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
2929 DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4343 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 30
5050 Fusion Flare Fire Special 100100 100100% 5
5454 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 09090 100100% 10
6464 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
7171 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
7878 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 08585% 5
8585 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
9292 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
100100 Blue Flare Fire Special 130130 08585% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Reshiram obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Reshiram
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Reshiram
  • 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 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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
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 Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
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 Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 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 Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
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 Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
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 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 Reshiram
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Reshiram

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 Reshiram 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 Reshiram in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Reshiram
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Reshiram

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 Reshiram can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Reshiram cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Reshiram
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Reshiram

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Reshiram
Does not evolve
Reshiram
 Dragon  Fire 

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 643.png Spr 5b 643.png Spr b 5b 643.png
Spr 5b 643 s.png Spr 5b 643 s.png Spr b 5b 643 s.png
Reshiram For other sprites and images, please see Reshiram images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Reshiram and Zekrom at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010
  • Reshiram was first revealed simultaneously alongside Zekrom on both the official English and Japanese Pokémon websites on May 28, 2010.
    • This makes the two the first Pokémon simultaneously revealed worldwide.
    • They are also the 499th and the 500th Pokémon revealed to Japanese audiences.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Reshiram.
  • Reshiram has the highest base stat total and Special Attack of all Fire-type Pokémon. Tied with Rayquaza, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina and Zekrom, it has the highest base stat total of all Dragon-type Pokémon. Tied with Rayquaza, Palkia, and Dialga, it has the highest Special Attack of all Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • Reshiram is required to be caught in Pokémon Black in order to progress on the story and battle N. Running away from it or defeating it will appear as if nothing happened; also, defeating it does not give any experience points.
    • It and Zekrom are the only legendary Pokémon in the main series games that are required to be caught to progress the story.
    • It does not have to be caught if the player has a full party and PC. Instead, it will later appear at Dragonspiral Tower.
  • Due to its ability, no combination of types and abilities is resistant to both types of Reshiram's STAB attacks.
  • Reshiram, as well as Zekrom, made an appearance along side Pikachu and a Poké Ball in 2010's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Reshiram and its counterpart, Zekrom, are the only version mascots to have two signature moves.

Origin

Reshiram and its counterpart Zekrom are based on the concept of yin and yang in Taoism. According to Ken Sugimori, Reshiram has a light, airy, ladylike design to contrast to Zekrom's tough and manly look. Its tail, the center point of its design, is based on an electric turbine.[1] Appearance wise, it resembles a mix of animals, including a bird, a canid such as a fox or a wolf, and a Wyvern. The crest on its head and its feathers resemble smoke trails as well as white fire, which can burn up to temperatures of 1,500 °C (2,730 °F). The mythology about how Zekrom and Reshiram came about, regarding two brothers infighting, also bears some similarities to Cain and Abel.

Name origin

In an interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine UK (Issue 65), Ken Sugimori said that the "shira" in Reshiram's name was from the Japanese word for white, 白 shiro, and the "Re" was used because it was a softer sound than Zekrom's "Ze", as Reshiram is a less physically powerful character.

In other languages

  • German: Reshiram
  • French: Reshiram
  • Korean: 레시라무 Resiramu - Transliteration of Japanese name.
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 雷希拉姆 Léi Xī Lā Mǔ - Transliteration of Japanese name.

External links

Notes

  1. Interview with Ken Sugimori and development team
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