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Suicune (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Suicune (disambiguation).
Suicune
Aurora Pokémon
スイクン
Suicune
#245
Suicune

Suicune

Suicune

Suicune
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Water Absorb
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Suicune

Mega Suicune Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
20655 - 20909 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
412.3 lbs. 187.0 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
#245
Kanto
#245
Johto
#380
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-204
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-249
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
215
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
261
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F245.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
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Suicune (Japanese: スイクン Suicune) is a Water-type Legendary Pokémon.

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

Along with Raikou and Entei, it is one of the Legendary beasts created by Ho-Oh after the burning of the Brass Tower. Of the three legendary beasts, Suicune is said to represent the rains that quenched the flames of the burning Brass Tower.

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

Suicune is pursued in the anime, manga, Pokémon Crystal, and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver by Eusine.

Biology

Suicune is a slim, quadruped, blue, mammalian Pokémon with white, diamond-shaped spots. Its face and underside are white as well. Suicune has a thick, purple mane that resembles the aurora borealis and two white, streamer-like tails that wave forward. It has a long, white snout. Suicune has a large, hexagonal, cerulean blue crest on its forehead that resembles the antlers of a Qilin with two prongs on either side of the base. It has red eyes, a protrusion under its chin, and small paws with white paw pads.

Suicune has the power to walk across water and purify dirty water with one touch. It travels across grasslands in search of water to purify. Northern winds always seem to blow stronger in its presence. In Pokémon Crystal, Suicune is said to be the closest of the legendary beasts to Ho-Oh. It is also said to have a link to the Unown. In the anime, Suicune is shown to be heroic, serious, and calm during dangerous situations.

In the anime

Major appearances

Suicune in the anime
Sugimori reference sheet for the anime

Suicune (M04)

The first lengthy appearance of Suicune is in Celebi: Voice of the Forest. In the course of the movie, it demonstrated its ability to purify water, as well as doing battle with Dark Celebi.

Suicune (M13)

A Shiny Suicune appeared alongside Celebi and the other members of its trio in the thirteenth Pokémon movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Other

A Shiny Suicune in the anime

Suicune's 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. Its first 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 Bell 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's lives.

Minor appearances

Suicune also has a small cameo at the opening of Destiny Deoxys, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP028 Suicune Ash's Pokédex Suicune, the Aurora Pokémon. It travels the world and purifies water wherever it goes, sailing on the North Wind.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Suicune in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Suicune (M04)

Suicune appeared in Celebi: a Timeless Encounter.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 Masked Man to free Ho-Oh. Suicune, in particular, personally challenges many of the Gym Leaders in the two regions. During its travels, it encounters both Eusine and Crystal, both of which become obsessed with capturing it. Eusine acquires the Crystal Bell from the Rocket trio he defeats, but he and Crystal are still unable to capture Suicune. Crystal has her confidence shattered by this (and by the guilt of interrupting Suicune's attempt to contact its old master) and has to retreat back to her old training grounds to regain her confidence, which she does by reacquiring her catching skills capturing a wild Larvitar. Suicune later chooses Misty as its partner and fights alongside her, but then pairs up with Crystal anyways after Misty becomes injured (much to the dismay of Eusine).

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.

Melee trophy information

This mystical aurora Pokémon constantly journeys in search of places with pure flowing water. Suicune wields the power to instantly purify any contaminated water it finds. Some say Suicune is the north wind reborn. Its strange and dramatic story is told over the course of the Crystal version of the Pokémon game.

Brawl trophy information

"An Aurora Pokémon. It has the power to instantly purify even the filthiest water. Suicune is said to be the reincarnation of the northern wind, so when it shows up, so does that wind. Suicune uses the move Aurora Beam--aurora light focused into a powerful beam. Along with inflicting damage, this attack also lowers the target's attack power."

Game data

NPC appearances

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

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver: As in Crystal, Suicune will roam Johto and Kanto before finally battling the player. After being first seen in the Burned Tower, it runs to Cianwood City, Mt. Mortar, Vermilion Harbor, and Route 14 before giving itself up at the end of Route 25 after defeating Misty. If it is not caught, Suicune can be found in the Burned Tower after defeating the Elite Four again.

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
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 around the world to purify fouled water. It dashes away with the north wind.
Platinum It travels across the world to purify polluted water. It moves together with the north wind.
HeartGold Said to be the embodiment of north winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water.
SoulSilver This Pokémon races across the land. It is said that north winds will somehow blow whenever it appears.
Generation V
Black It travels across the world to purify polluted water. It moves together with the north wind.
White
Black 2 It races around the world to purify fouled water. It dashes away with the north wind.
White 2
Generation VI
X It races around the world to purify fouled water. It dashes away with the north wind.
Y Said to be the embodiment of north winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Roaming Johto
Crystal
Bell Tower
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Roaming Kanto (if the player chose Charmander)
Colosseum
The Under Subway (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 25
Burned Tower*
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Relocator (Shiny event Suicune only)
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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 Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Treacherous Waters (B10F-B19F; appears on random floor after accepting challenge letter)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Canal Ruins
Rand's House
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: World Axle - B2F (Post-ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Iceberg Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Suicune English United States 40Shiny November 22 to 29, 2001;
December 7 to 20, 2001;
June 22 to 28, 2002;
July 5 to 11, 2002;
November 15 to 21, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Suicune English United States  ?? October 18 to 24, 2002
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Suicune English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Suicune English United Kingdom 70 June 10, 2006;
October 14 to November 19, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Suicune Italian Italy 70 June 23 to 25, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Suicune Spanish Spain 70 June 27 to August 27, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Suicune English United States 70 August 8, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Suicune German Germany 70 September 24 to November 5, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Suicune French France 70 September 26, 2006
DPPtHGSS Crown Suicune Japanese Japan 30 June 18 to August 31, 2010
DPPtHGSS Crown City Suicune Korean South Korea 30 December 16, 2010 to January 9, 2011
DPPtHGSS GameStop Suicune English North America 30 January 31 to February 6, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune English Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune French Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune German Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune Italian Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011
DPPtHGSS Winter 2011 Suicune Spanish Wi-Fi 30 February 21 to 27, 2011

Held items

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

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
18/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
00Start Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
00Start Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 15
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
088 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
1515 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
2222 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
2929 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
3636 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
4343 Mirror Coat Psychic Special 0000 100100% 20
5050 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
5757 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 15
6464 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
7171 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
7878 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
8585 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Suicune obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Suicune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Suicune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 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 Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 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 TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 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 Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Suicune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Suicune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
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 Suicune 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 Suicune in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Suicune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Suicune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
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 Suicune can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Suicune cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Suicune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Suicune
  • 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!
 Trozeiani245.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP245.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.1%
Friend Area: Sacred Field
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let us go! The north wind will be our ally!
26%-50% HP This is serious... Half my HP has been expended already...
1%-25% HP This is it... The power of the north wind fails to reach me...
Level up I've leveled up! May the north wind empower me!
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've leveled up! May the north wind empower me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP245.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×3)
Loops: 17 Min. exp.: 550 Max. exp.: 600
Browser entry  
Suicune moves so fast it leaves images of itself. Its real form is said to be unseen.
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:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It uses pillars of water and whirlpools to attack.
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
PPW245.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Suicune sought out the PokéPark in order to see the aurora. Suicune is awesome at Empoleon's Snow Slide.
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

245Suicune.png
Unevolved
Suicune
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 245.png Spr b 2g 245.png Spr 2s 245.png Spr b 2g 245.png Spr 2c 245.gif Spr b 2g 245.png
Spr 2g 245 s.png Spr b 2g 245 s.png Spr 2s 245 s.png Spr b 2g 245 s.png Spr 2c 245 s.gif Spr b 2g 245 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 245.png Spr b 3r 245.png Spr 3e 245.gif Spr b 3r 245.png Spr 3r 245.png Spr b 3r 245.png
Spr 3r 245 s.png Spr b 3r 245 s.png Spr 3e 245 s.gif Spr b 3r 245 s.png Spr 3r 245 s.png Spr b 3r 245 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 245.png Spr b 4d 245.png Spr 4d 245.png Spr b 4p 245.png Spr 4h 245.png Spr b 4h 245.png
Spr 4d 245 s.png Spr b 4d 245 s.png Spr 4d 245 s.png Spr b 4p 245 s.png Spr 4h 245 s.png Spr b 4p 245 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 245.png Spr b 5b 245.png Spr 5b 245.png Spr b 5b 245.png
Spr 5b 245 s.png Spr b 5b 245 s.png Spr 5b 245 s.png Spr b 5b 245 s.png
Front Back Front Back
245MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Suicune images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Suicune is thought to have been based on numerous creatures and mythological deities, mainly the Qilin or "Kirin", an Eastern legend that has traits of chinese dragons, unicorns, deer, big cats, and other beasts. The Qilin was said to be able to walk on water and is known to be a powerful and peaceful creature. The crest on Suicune's head roughly matches the description of the beast's antlers. The spots of Suicune are also significant, seeming to combine the spots of a leopard, taking homage from Fūjin, the Shinto god of The North Wind, who wears leopard skin. Leopards themselves are found in Asia and are featured in myths that show it is a widely respected sacred animal like the Qilin. The way it runs and roars in the anime may also relate to the leopard. Being a Pokémon that represents the wind and rain, Suicune may also be based on some of the world's numerous myths of wind deities. Suicune's mane is meant to resemble a northern aurora.

Name origin

Suicune may be a combination of 水 sui (water) and 君 kun (monarch). The game title it is the mascot of suggests that it may derive from 水晶 suishō (crystal).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スイクン Suicune From sui, 水晶 suishō, and kun
France Flag.png French Suicune Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Suicune Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Suicune Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Suicune Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스이쿤 Suikun Transliteration of its Japanese name


Related articles

External links

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
ElectrodeEnteiGardevoirGoldeenGroudonGulpinHitmonleeHo-OhJirachiKoffingKyogreLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnixPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizor
SnorlaxStaryuStarmieSuicuneTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurWeavileWeezingWobbuffetZapdos
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
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