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Archen (Pokémon)

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Carracosta #565: Carracosta
Pokémon
#567: Archeops Archeops
Archen
First Bird Pokémon
アーケン
Archen
#566
Archen

Archen

Archen

Archen
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Defeatist Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Archen

Mega Archen Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Flying and Water 3
Hatch time
7905 - 8159 steps
Height
1'08" 0.6 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
20.9 lbs. 9.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#566
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#072/#128
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
71
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F566.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Archen (Japanese: アーケン Archen) is a dual-type Rock/Flying Fossil Pokémon.

It is resurrected from a Plume Fossil and evolves into Archeops starting at level 37.

Biology

Archen is a small, bipedal creature with mixed reptilian and avian traits. Its large, red head is covered in discernible scales, and its neck has blue and red feathers. Its body is covered in untidy, sallow feathers, and it has blue, clawed wings that cannot be used for flight. It has short, thin legs, and a twig-like tail that bears a diamond-shaped blue feather. It has wide white eyes with black pupils and no irises.

Archen is extinct, but can be revived from fossils. It is believed to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon. It hunts prey as they move about the forest. In the anime, it was shown Archen does not like Pokémon food, but can grow a special plant with its cries. It enjoys the Berries grown on this plant.

In the anime

Archen in the anime

Major appearances

Archen debuted in Archeops In The Modern World!, when a female Archen was revived by Fennel and Professor Juniper. She later evolved into an Archeops in the same episode.

Minor appearances

Multiple Archen appeared in a flashback in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1 and A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2.

In the manga

Archen in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

An Archen is seen amongst N's Pokémon friends as he awakened Zekrom. It evolved before N challenged Alder.

In the TCG

Main article: Archen (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 Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
White Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
Black 2 It was revived from an ancient fossil. Not able to fly, it lived in treetops and hopped from one branch to another.
White 2
Generation VI
X Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon it's thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
Y Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Plume Fossil
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Plume Fossil
Generation VI
X Y
Revive from Plume Fossil

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Desolate Canyon, Mountain Pass, Inflora Forest, Breezy Meadow, Magnagate dungeons, Ultimate Wilds,
Dreamy Island, Rusty Mountain, Slumbering Cave, Silent Tundra, Moonlit Forest (Golden Chamber),
Path of No Return
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank, World Axle - B2F

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Nagashima Spa Land Archen Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Yache Berry Yache Berry (100%)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 112
105 - 180 206 - 355
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 74
71 - 138 137 - 271
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 401   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 VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
055 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
088 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
1111 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
1818 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2121 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
2525 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 —% 15
2828 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100100% 15
3131 DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3535 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3838 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4141 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
4545 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4848 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
5050 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Archen obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
 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 Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
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 TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
NatuXatu Ally Switch Psychic Status —% 10
ZubatGolbatCrobatOmanyteOmastarAerodactyl
SkorupiDrapionTirtougaCarracostaNoibatNoivern
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
SwabluAltariaClawitzerNoivern Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
Corsola Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
Corsola Head Smash* Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Farfetch'dCorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25
Corphish Switcheroo* Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Archen in Generation VI
  • 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 Archen in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Archen can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Archen cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

566Archen.png
Unevolved
Archen
 Rock  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 37
567Archeops.png
First evolution
Archeops
 Rock  Flying 

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 566.png Spr 5b 566.png Spr b 5b 566.png
Spr 5b 566 s.png Spr 5b 566 s.png Spr b 5b 566 s.png
Archen For other sprites and images, please see Archen images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same Egg Group combination as Archen and its evolution.
  • Archen is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 401.
  • Archen and its evolution are the only Fossil Pokémon without Hidden Abilities.

Origin

Archen appears to draw inspiration from Archaeopteryx, believed by scientists to be the earliest of all birds, also referenced by its species as the "First Bird" Pokémon.

Name origin

Archen is derived from Archaeopteryx or the geological eon Archean.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アーケン Archen From Archaeopteryx
France Flag.png French Arkéapti From Archaeopteryx and petit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Archen Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Flapteryx From flattern and Archaeopteryx
Italy Flag.png Italian Archen Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아켄 Aken Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

Carracosta #565: Carracosta
Pokémon
#567: Archeops Archeops


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