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Suicune (Pokémon)

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Suicune
スイクン Suikun
#245
130
Artwork from GSC
Type
Water '
Category
Aurora Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#240
Hoenn
#380
Regional Browser numbers
Height
6'07"
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
412.3 lbs.
Imperial
187.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F245.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 81 cycles*
(20655 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 215 Battle Exp.: 2151*

Suicune (Japanese: スイクン Suikun) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.

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

It is, along with Raikou and Entei, one of the legendary beasts created by Ho-Oh after the burning of the Brass Tower.

Suicune is pursued, both in the anime and Pokémon Crystal, by Eusine.

Suicune is the version mascot of Pokémon Crystal, appearing on the boxart.

Suicune was a major character in the movie Pokémon 4Ever.

Biology

Physiology

Suicune is a blue cheetah-like creature with white rhombus-shaped spots and a white underside. Suicune has two white streamer-like tails and a purple cape that resembles a northern aurora or a flowing river. It has a hexagon-shaped crest on its forehead and has cat-like paws.

Gender differences

Suicune is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Suicune has the power to purify dirty water and can walk across water. Northern winds always seems to blow where ever it shows up. Because Suicune is the embodiment of the north winds, it is able to learn and use almost every attack with relation to the wind (such as Gust, Icy Wind, Blizzard and even Tailwind, making it the only non-Flying type to do so). Suicune, like the other Legendary Beasts, is also extremely fast, but, interestingly, it does not learn ExtremeSpeed naturally. It also sports limited mental powers.

Behavior

Habitat

Since Suicune is a member of the Legendary Beast Trio, Suicune races around the land. Some say it searches for a pure reservoir. Many speculate that Suicune and the rest of the Legendary Beasts are indeed not unique species because in Pokémon 4Ever, Professor Oak speaks as if the Suicune in question was a specific Pokémon of that species.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:For Ho-oh the Bells Toll.jpg
Suicune in the anime.

Its first appearance is in the episode Don't Touch that 'Dile when Ash, Misty, and Brock spot Suicune in the middle of a lake near New Bark Town. When it spots the group, it runs off.

The first significant and lengthy appearance of Suicune is in Pokémon 4Ever. In the course of the movie, it demonstrated its ability to purify water, as well as doing battle with Dark Celebi.

Another significant appearance is in the episode For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll, where it appeared in Ecruteak City after one of the Crystal Bells from the Tin Tower was destroyed.

Suicune also appears in Sinnoh in Drifloon on the Wind!.

It was a friend to two young Joys named Marnie and Paige. Suicune saved Ash and Paige.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Suicune was awakened by Yellow along with its two counterparts, and the three raced around Kanto and Johto looking for trainers to help them defeat the Mask of Ice to free Ho-Oh. Suicune, in particular, personally challenges nearly every single Gym Leader in the two regions. During its travels, it encounters both Eusine and Crystal, both of which become obsessed with capturing it. Crystal acquires the Crystal Bell, but is still unable to capture Suicune. She has her confidence shattered by this and has to retreat back to her old training grounds to regain her confidence. Suicune later chooses Misty as its partner, but then pairs up with Crystal anyway after Misty becomes injured.

Suicune can communicate with Raikou and Entei telepathically.

In the TCG

Main article: Suicune (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl

When released from a Poké Ball, Suicune unleashes a blast of Icy Wind that causes high levels of damage. Suicune returns in Brawl but with a different attack, Aurora Beam.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Crystal: It is possible to see Suicune multiple times on the overworld before the actual battle in Tin Tower. In these occasions, it will always hop away on being spotted.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold Said to be the reincarnation of north winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water.
Silver This Pokémon races across the land. It is said that north winds will somehow blow whenever it appears.
Crystal This divine Pokémon blows around the world, always in search of a pure reservoir.
Stadium 2 Said to be the reincarnation of north winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water.
Generation III
Ruby Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gracefulness. This Pokémon has the power to purify dirty water.
Sapphire Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gracefulness. This Pokémon has the power to purify dirty water.
Emerald Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gliding elegance. It has the power to purify dirty water.
FireRed This Pokémon races across the land. It is said that north winds will somehow blow whenever it appears.
LeafGreen Said to be the reincarnation of north winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water.
Generation IV
Diamond It travels across the world to purify polluted water. It moves together with the north wind.
Pearl It travels across the world to purify polluted water. It moves together with the north wind.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
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 II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
One Roaming Johto
Crystal
One Tin Tower
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Roaming Kanto (with Charmander as starter)
Colosseum
One The Under (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
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
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Northwind Field (30F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Final Maze (B29F)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
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.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

None.

By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 40+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 245.png Rain Dance Water
-- Leer Normal
-- Gust Flying
-- Surf Water

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0


Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 245.png Spr 2s 245.png Spr 2c 245.png Spr b 2g 245.png
Spr 2g 245 s.png Spr 2s 245 s.png Spr 2c 245 s.png Spr b 2g 245 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 245.png Spr 3e 245.png Spr 3r 245.png Spr b 3r 245.png
Spr 3r 245 s.png Spr 3e 245 s.png Spr 3r 245 s.png Spr b 3r 245 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 245.png Spr 4d 245.png Spr 4h 245.png Spr b 4d 245.png
Spr 4d 245 s.png Spr 4d 245 s.png Spr 4h 245 s.png Spr b 4d 245 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 245.png Spr 5b 245.png Spr b 5b 245.png
Spr 5b 245 s.png Spr 5b 245 s.png Spr b 5b 245 s.png
Suicune For other sprites and images, please see Suicune images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Suicune resembles a maned wolf or a cheetah. Its ability to purify water is also reminiscent of a unicorn.

Name origin

Suicune's name is probably based off its Japanese name, Suikun. Suikun is likely a combination of 水 sui, water, and 君 kun, monarch.

In other languages

Related Articles

External links

Notes

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