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Kyurem (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Kyurem (disambiguation).
Kyurem
Boundary Pokémon
キュレム
Kyurem
#646
Normal Kyurem
Normal Kyurem
White Kyurem
White Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Black Kyurem

Kyurem

Kyurem

Kyurem
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Ice
Unknown Unknown
White
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure
Normal
Turboblaze
White
Teravolt
Black

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Kyurem White

Mega Kyurem Black
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps
Height
9'10" 3.0 m
Normal
11'10" 3.6 m
White
10'10" 3.3 m
Black
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
716.5 lbs. 325.0 kg
Normal
716.5 lbs. 325.0 kg
White
716.5 lbs. 325.0 kg
Black
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#646
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#152/#297
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
297
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Normal
1
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
White
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Black
0
HP
3
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
White
Footprint
F646.png None.png
White
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
0
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, it has two other formes, which are activated by using the DNA Splicers on it and either Reshiram or Zekrom, resulting in a process called Absofusion that removes Reshiram or Zekrom from the party until the fusion is undone. It will then become White Kyurem (with Reshiram) or Black Kyurem (with Zekrom). However, it is impossible to own a White Kyurem and a Black Kyurem at the same time, as the game rejects the second fusion of Kyurem with Reshiram/Zekrom.

Along with Reshiram and Zekrom, Kyurem is a member of the Tao trio, which exists in the legends of the Unova region.

As both Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, it is the version mascot of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, respectively.

Biology

Kyurem is a gray and blue, bipedal Pokémon of indefinable but seemingly draconic basis. Kyurem has a 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. Three pointed teeth jut out the bottom of either side of its jaws, which are frozen shut by the ice covering its head. Its long, gray neck has lines running around its whole body, legs, arms and tail. It has two arms, each with its own claw and each arm is jointed together from its oddly shaped blue wings, which are believed to be used for flying and storing cold air. Each wing has two spikes of ice. The ice covering the wings can break, revealing gray tendril-like appendages on Kyurem's back. 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 also has a spiked edge near its jaw hinge that is absent from its left. Its legs are somewhat slender, and has three sharp ice-like claws on each enormous foot. Its tail has three blue conical spikes on its tip, and appears to be some sort of propulsion device or a container of energy; exactly what it is based on is unclear, but it may be a damaged turbine.

Kyurem has two alternate forms, White Kyurem and Black Kyurem, which are formed by combining with Reshiram and Zekrom, respectively, and share many aspects of their designs with them. It can use Absofusion on their respective Dragon Stones to change to White or Black Kyurem. When transformed into either, its legs are just like before, but shorter and the middle toe is now ice. As White Kyurem, it has some extra icy details on the legs. Its tail resembles that of Reshiram or Zekrom, but they are attached to the body with three gray parts of skin. The tail is capable of movement and contains four holes: they are horizontal on White Kyurem and vertical on Black Kyurem. The torsos of each form are similar, but White Kyurem's torso is more slim than Black Kyurem's bulky torso. Its shoulders are covered in 'squares' of ice with two pins protruding from each which can come out and 'plug in' the aforementioned holes. As White Kyurem, it has thin arms with two rings and three claws each, wings between the rings on its forearms, and its right arm and wing are frozen. As Black Kyurem, it has Zekrom's arms, but more muscular and without wings, and its left arm and wing are frozen. Its neck is the same shape, but is now upright; White Kyurem uses Reshiram's fur and Black Kyurem uses Zekrom's skin. In both forms, the ice covering one of Kyurem's jaws (upper for White Kyurem, lower for Black Kyurem) has partially disappeared, allowing it to move its mouth.

Kyurem generates a powerful, freezing energy inside itself, but its body became frozen when the energy leaked out. Due to an old legend, it may be assumed Kyurem may be hostile towards Pokémon and humans, due to the fact it supposedly ate them if they were found outside at night. Kyurem is an extraterrestrial Pokémon. It is the only Pokémon that can learn Glaciate, while its alternate forms White Kyurem and Black Kyurem can respectively learn Ice Burn and Freeze Shock instead. White Kyurem and Black Kyurem can also learn Reshiram's and Zekrom's signature moves Fusion Flare and Fusion Bolt, respectively.

In the anime

White Kyurem in the anime

Major appearances

Kyurem (M15)

Kyurem, in all of its forms, made its debut as one of the stars of Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, along with Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion and Keldeo. Kyurem was challenged by Keldeo, who wasn't ready to fight Kyurem, but arrogantly claimed that he was a Sword of Justice. After the terrified Keldeo fled during the middle of the fight, Kyurem relentlessly pursues Keldeo in order to finish the battle they had started. Along with the other legendary Pokémon present in the movie, Kyurem can speak through telepathy.

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga

Monta owns a Kyurem.

In the TCG

Main article: Kyurem (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Kyurem is set to appear in its Normal Form as a Poké Ball Pokémon. It can freeze fighters near it. Other information is not known at this time.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity: Kyurem is a major character in the main story line.

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 This legendary ice Pokémon waits for a hero to fill in the missing parts of its body with truth or ideals.
White 2
Generation VI
X This legendary ice Pokémon waits for a hero to fill in the missing parts of its body with truth or ideals.
Y It generates a powerful, freezing energy inside itself, but its body became frozen when the energy leaked out.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm (Only one)
Black 2 White 2
Giant Chasm (Only one)
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Eastern Savanna (Mapless Street)
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.


White Kyurem
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 125
185 - 232 360 - 454
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 170
157 - 244 310 - 482
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 700   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.


Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 125
185 - 232 360 - 454
Attack: 170
157 - 244 310 - 482
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 700   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
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2222 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
2929 Dragon Breath 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 08585 100100% 10
6464 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10-->
7171 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
7878 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 VI
  • 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
White Kyurem
Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2222 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
2929 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4343 Fusion Flare Fire Special 100100 100100% 5
5050 Ice Burn Ice Special 140140 09090% 5
5757 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
6464 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10-->
7171 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
7878 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 VI
  • 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
Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2222 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
2929 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4343 Fusion Bolt Electric Physical 100100 100100% 5
5050 Freeze Shock Ice Physical 140140 09090% 5
5757 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
6464 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10-->
7171 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
7878 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 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 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 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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying 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 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 06060 095}}95% 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 TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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
  • 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 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kyurem 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 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
  • 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 
X Y Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • A black or white 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
  • 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

Reshiram With Reshiram
Kyurem
White Kyurem
Kyurem
 Dragon  Ice 

DNA Splicers
DNA Splicers


None.png
Kyurem
Normal Kyurem
Kyurem
 Dragon  Ice 

DNA Splicers
DNA Splicers


Zekrom With Zekrom
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
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 5b2 646W.png Spr b 5b2 646W.png
Spr 5b2 646B.png Spr b 5b2 646B.png
Spr 5b 646 s.png Spr 5b 646 s.png Spr b 5b 646 s.png
Spr 5b2 646W s.png Spr b 5b2 646W s.png
Spr 5b2 646B s.png Spr b 5b2 646B s.png
KyuremKyuremKyurem For other sprites and images, please see Kyurem images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Kyurem.
  • White Kyurem and Black Kyurem have the highest base stat total of all Ice-type Pokémon and are tied with Mega Garchomp for the highest base stat total of all Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • White Kyurem has the highest Special Attack of all Dragon-type and Ice-type Pokémon. Black Kyurem has the highest Attack of all Ice-type Pokémon, and is tied with Mega Garchomp for all Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • White Kyurem is the tallest Ice-type Pokémon and the tallest Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
  • Unlike most Pokémon with no evolutionary relatives, Kyurem can learn a move—Imprison—twice with neither instance being at level 1. It shares this trait with Plusle, Palkia, Smeargle, Reshiram, and Zekrom.
  • Kyurem is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 660.
  • Kyurem is the only member of the Tao trio that cannot learn its respective Elemental Fang.
  • Although several Pokémon are the result of two or more individuals combining (Dugtrio, Slowbro, Slowking, Magneton, Metang, Metagross, Weezing), White Kyurem and Black Kyurem are the only ones to be shown doing so in the core series games. They are also the only fusions that are not part of a Pokémon's evolution and are the only fusions which have been shown to be reversible.
  • Kyurem is the only Pokémon to be the version mascot of both versions of a paired version.
  • Despite being larger when fused, both fused forms are lighter than the Pokémon it's fused with.
  • Kyurem is the only member of its trio who can legitimately be encountered Shiny.
  • Kyurem has the most separate cries used in-game, with five. It has one for each forme and two longer cries that play in stereo.

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. Its arms in particular seem to be influenced by Tyrannosaurus rex. 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.

Name origin

Kyurem may be a combination of 冷 rei (cold), 急冷 kyuurei (rapid cooling), or 雪 yuki (snow) with the kana reversed, and 無 mu (nothing). It may also derive from 零 rei (zero). Rem may also mimic the rom of Zekrom and the ram of Reshiram.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キュレム Kyurem From 急冷 kyuurei and possibly mu
France Flag.png French Kyurem Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kyurem Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Kyurem Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Kyurem Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 큐레무 Kyuremu Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

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KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancie
Landorus #645: Landorus
Pokémon
#647: Keldeo Keldeo


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