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Articuno (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Articuno (disambiguation).
Articuno
Freeze Pokémon
フリーザー
Freezer
#144
Articuno

Articuno

Articuno

Articuno
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ice Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Snow Cloak
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Articuno

Mega Articuno Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
20655 - 20909 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
122.1 lbs. 55.4 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#144
Kanto
#240
Johto
#299
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#151
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-298
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
215
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
261
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
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
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Footprint
F144.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

Articuno (Japanese: フリーザー Freezer) is a dual-type Ice/Flying Legendary Pokémon.

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

Along with Zapdos and Moltres, it is one of the three Legendary birds of Kanto.

Biology

Articuno is a large avian Pokémon with predominantly blue plumage with large wings said to be made of ice. It has a head crest that consists of three, darker blue rhombus-shaped feathers on its forehead and circular red eyes. Its beak is short and gray, and its long, thin legs are gray. It has a long, streamer-like tail that is longer than its body and the same shade of blue as its crest.

When Articuno flaps its wings, it can chill the moisture in the air around it, making snow fall. It flies from icy mountain to icy mountain. According to legend, it appears before doomed travelers lost in icy regions. As seen in the anime, Articuno sometimes aids travelers and guides them to safety. Articuno lives in cold, isolated locations, such as mountain peaks.

In the anime

Articuno in the anime

Major appearances

Articuno (M02)

Articuno first appeared in the second movie. Lawrence III attempted to collect Articuno and the two other Legendary birds in his scheme to capture Lugia.

Noland's Articuno

Also, the Frontier Brain Noland uses an Articuno against certain challengers, as seen in the episode Numero Uno Articuno and The Symbol Life, when he accepted Ash's challenge and battled against him.

Other

Articuno made its anime debut in the episode Freeze Frame. It appears to Team Rocket early in the episode, and then to Ash, Todd, Misty, and Brock. Travelers say that the Articuno watch over them on their journeys through the mountains of Johto. Nurse Joy says that Articuno has a nest in all the high mountains and cold places in the world, and flies from nest to nest bringing cold weather with it.

The Mirage Master briefly wielded the power of a mirage Articuno in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

Minor appearances

A rough image of Articuno was first seen etched in a stone hanging in the Viridian Pokémon Center in Pokémon Emergency. Seeing it, Ash seemed to mistake it for another unknown Pokémon he had seen in the previous episode.

An Articuno appeared in An EGG-sighting Adventure! as part of Team Rocket's fantasy.

An Articuno made a cameo in the intro of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, The Rise of Darkrai and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP187 Articuno Ash's Pokédex Articuno, the Freeze Pokémon. This Legendary Pokémon, with wings like thin sheets of ice, is believed to possess the ability to freeze water vapor and create snow.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG135 Articuno May's Pokédex Articuno, the Freeze Pokémon. Articuno lives deep within mountain regions, and is said to be able to fly by gracefully waving its tail.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Articuno in Magical Pokémon Journey

Articuno appears in the eighth chapter of the Magical Pokémon Journey manga, The Legendary Articuno!. In The Legendary Articuno!, there is an Articuno atop a mountain used by a ski resort. This Articuno is rumored to spirit away the lives of lost travelers, but in reality, it is a friendly Pokémon that runs a Snowcone shop. Pikachu, Clefairy and Jigglypuff enter a Snowcone-eating contest at Articuno's shop, and Articuno also rescues an injured Hazel.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Articuno is shown to seal itself in a block of ice when it senses the presence of an enemy. It strongly dislikes confrontation. However, in Pokémon Adventures volume 3, Team Rocket was able to temporary get hold of it, together with Moltres and Zapdos. It was used by the then-Rocket Executive Koga to try to finish Red and Blue and succeeded in freezing them, but that turned out to be a strategy to let the ninja master's guard down and attack him from behind when Blue's Charizard unfroze them. After his defeat, it is called upon by Sabrina's Kadabra with Zapdos and merged to form Thu-Fi-Zer, a combination that proved almost unstoppable until Saur, the Ivysaur it knocked out of the wall, saved its Trainers with a web created using Vine Whip and evolved to Venusaur to deliver the final blow with Charizard and Blasty. It at last regains its freedom after the defeat and splits from its fellow birds.

Much later, in the GSC saga, it reappears under Green's possession with its fellow birds and is lent to Red in the battle against Will and Karen, who nearly overwhelmed the three with Ho-Oh and Lugia. Since it has not been seen since, it has either been kept in the box or released, its true status unknown.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Articuno debuted in Will You Risk Your Life To Play The Magic Game?! and was caught by Red in the next chapter.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Blaine catches an Articuno with Satoshi's help.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Falkner has an Articuno which debuted in The Legendary Pokémon Appears!. It went up against Gold's Pikachu after it came from another time.

In the TCG

Main article: Articuno (TCG)

Merchandise

Articuno was one of the first four Pokémon designs revealed when the Pokémon 151 brand was first announced. In the shirt design, an Articuno is rising out of the right side with the number 144 on its chest.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Poké Ball, Articuno will use a Blizzard attack that freezes any opponent that is caught in it for a few seconds.

Trophy information

"Clouds gather, the barometer plunges, and fresh snow falls from the frigid air when this legendary Pokémon takes wing. Graceful and elegant, it boasts long tail feathers that flap in the wind and are lovely to behold. As would be expected, its combat moves are based on its cold nature; they include Ice Beam and Blizzard."

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A legendary bird Pokémon said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Blue
Yellow A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.
Stadium A legendary bird Pokémon with long and distinctive tail feathers. Said to appear if you are freezing on a snowy mountain.
Generation II
Gold The magnificent, seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
Silver One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Crystal Legendary bird Pokémon. As it flies through the sky, it cools the air, causing snow to fall.
Stadium 2 The magnificent, seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
Generation III
Ruby Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
Sapphire
Emerald Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
FireRed One of the legendary bird Pokémon. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.
LeafGreen A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Generation IV
Diamond A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pearl
Platinum A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
HeartGold The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
SoulSilver One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Generation V
Black A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
White
Black 2 A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
White 2
Generation VI
X A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Y A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Yellow
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Roaming Sinnoh (Only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands (Only one) (16 Badges required)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Roaming Kalos*
Sea Spirit's Den* (Only one) (if the player chose Chespin)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Pinball Seafoam Islands
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Frosty Grotto (5F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Avalanche (Summit)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mt. Sorbet
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave Normal Mode S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Glacier: World Axle - B2F (post ending)
Pokémon Conquest Nixtorm (special)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Articuno English United States 50Shiny November 30 to December 20, 2001;
February 15 to 21, 2002
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Articuno English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno English United Kingdom 70 June 10, 2006;
October 14 to November 19, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno Italian Italy 70 June 23 to 26, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno Spanish Spain 70 June 27 to August 27, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Articuno English United States 70 August 8, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno German Germany 70 September 24 to November 5, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno French France 70 September 26, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* BrightPowder BrightPowder (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 125.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
00Start Freeze-Dry Ice Special 07070 100100% 20
00Start Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 —% 5
00Start Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
00Start Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
1515 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2222 Mind Reader Normal Status 0000 —% 5
2929 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3636 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4343 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
5757 Hail Ice Status 0000 —% 10
6464 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 30
7171 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
7878 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 —% 5
8585 Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
9292 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Articuno obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 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 TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 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 Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Articuno 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 Articuno in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - 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 Articuno can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Articuno cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin144.png Pin144.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani144.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP144.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 30%
Friend Area: Legendary Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP I represent the power of ice! I always fight at full power!
26%-50% HP My health is down by half. I must be careful.
1%-25% HP I feel faint... My coldness is weakening...
Level up Leveled up! My coldness increased!
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 Leveled up! My coldness increased!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP144.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 20%
IQ group: C
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:
 Ice  Ice Assist.png
( Ice )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It surrounds itself with blizzards when in danger.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack 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.
PCP144.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Blizzard
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Frostbite
Defense: ★★★★★ Ability 2:
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3:
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Mitsuhide

Evolution

144Articuno.png
Unevolved
Articuno
 Ice  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 144.png Spr 1y 144.png Spr 1g 144.png Spr b g1 144.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 144.png Spr 2s 144.png Spr 2c 144.gif Spr b 2g 144.png
Spr 2g 144 s.png Spr 2s 144 s.png Spr 2c 144 s.gif Spr b 2g 144 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 144.png Spr 3e 144.gif Spr 3f 144.png Spr b 3r 144.png
Spr 3r 144 s.png Spr 3e 144 s.gif Spr 3f 144 s.png Spr b 3r 144 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 144.png Spr 4d 144.png Spr 4h 144.png Spr b 4d 144.png
Spr 4d 144 s.png Spr 4d 144 s.png Spr 4h 144 s.png Spr b 4d 144 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 144.png Spr 5b 144.png Spr b 5b 144.png
Spr 5b 144 s.png Spr 5b 144 s.png Spr b 5b 144 s.png
Articuno For other sprites and images, please see Articuno images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the second episode of the anime, there is an engraving on a wall in the Viridian City Pokémon Center that depicts the legendary birds. Ash mistakes the Articuno engraving as Ho-Oh. While the blue coloration of the stone indicates the Ice type, and the wings and crest feathers are those of Articuno, the multiple tail feathers look nothing like Articuno's tail, being more similar in appearance to those of Ho-Oh.
  • In Red, Blue, and Yellow, as well as FireRed and LeafGreen, there are binoculars in the gate separating Fuchsia City from Route 15, through which Articuno can be seen flying toward the sea. In a lapse of continuity, or possibly due to oversight by the designers, it is still visible in the binoculars even if it is captured or defeated in the Seafoam Islands.
  • In the opening of Spring Fever, Todd points out a tall mountain that is Articuno's home. This mountain is, on the outside, the same as Articuno's home in The Power of One.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, it is the only one in its trio that cannot be encountered unless the player enters an event password.
    • Also, it is the only Ice Pokémon in IQ group C.
  • Articuno was the last Generation I Pokémon to be introduced in the anime, and the only one that did not appear in Season 1, if movies and banned episodes are included (Mew is the last if its appearances in movies are not counted).
  • Articuno is the only Pokémon other than Smeargle and Poliwrath* that is able to learn an accuracy-focusing move and a OHKO move, learning Mind Reader and Sheer Cold. An Articuno using this combination can be fought in the Battle Subway.

Origin

This Pokémon's appearance is based on the Simurgh, deriving from the Persian رخ rokh, which is that of a giant arctic bird. Also, its long tail and small body may be reference to the rare bird, the quetzal. It is also anatomically very similar to the White-throated Magpie-jay.

Name origin

Articuno is a combination of arctic (far northern regions of the globe) and uno (Spanish for one, indicating that it is the first in the series of Kanto Legendary birds).

Freezer is literally freezer (that which freezes).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フリーザー Freezer From freezer
France Flag.png French Artikodin From arctique and the Norse god Odin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Articuno Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Arktos From arktisch
Italy Flag.png Italian Articuno Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프리져 Peurijeo Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

Related articles

Notes


Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancie
Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • Lucario
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Poké Ball: ArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChanseyCharizardChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDeoxys
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