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Xerneas (Pokémon)

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Xerneas
Life Pokémon
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Xerneas

Xerneas

Xerneas

Xerneas
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fairy Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
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Ability
Fairy Aura Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Xerneas

Mega Xerneas Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
Unknown steps
Height
9'10" 3.0 m
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Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

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Mountain
#148
Kalos
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Browser
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Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
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Base experience yield
Unknown
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Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
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Xerneas (Japanese: ゼルネアス Xerneas) is a Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon.

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

Along with Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, and Yveltal, it was the first Generation VI Pokémon to be revealed to the public on January 8, 2013 as part of the Pokémon Direct broadcast.

Xerneas is the version mascot of Pokémon X, appearing on the boxart.

Biology

Xerneas is a blue and black, quadrupedal, cervine Pokémon with an eight-horned set of antlers extending out from its head, four on each side. Xerneas's coloration changes slightly depending on what mode it is in: Active Mode or Neutral Mode. In Active Mode, each horn is pale gold and adorned with a colorful, three-part glowing protrusion twining through the horn (orange, red, purple, and teal-blue), one side mirroring the other. The colors gradually turn lighter to darker when moving from base to tip. In Neutral Mode, the horns are pale blue and the protrusions the same blue as its upper body. Xerneas's head is blue with two horns on either side of its head, and the root of its horns mark its face, just below the eye and over the nose. Its eyes are the same color as its fur, and its pupils are X-shaped. The blue portion of its body ends at the chest area where the "fur" juts outward to the side, similar to the blue horns on its face. On its breast is an inverted V-shape that is also pale gold in Active Mode and pale blue in Neutral Mode. The inside of the V-shape is black and extends into its lower body.

The rest of its body is black with a blue stripe running along its spine; when it is in Active Mode, the shine from its horns decorate its back in small, multicolored spots. It has a slim, fluffy black tail where the blue stripe ends. Its legs are fashioned like blades with forward-pointing "hooks" at the tips, creating a cross shape, with the main "edges" trimmed with the same color as the horns (pale gold in Active Mode, pale blue in Neutral Mode); the trim on its forelegs further map a crude sword-like pattern: a long blade, a cross-guard, and a hilt.

Xerneas has the power to share eternal life; this occurs as the horns on its head shine in seven colors. When Xerneas is at the end of its life, it releases all of its life energy into all the living things in around it and transforms into a tree to sleep for 1,000 years. Xerneas also has the power to create forests, making Xerneas a benevolent force in nature.

In the anime

Xerneas in the anime.

Major appearances

A Xerneas is set to appear in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, alongside Yveltal.

A Xerneas is set to appear in XY041.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Xerneas (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Xerneas is set to appear as a Poké Ball Pokémon.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
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}}}
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Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Y When the horns on its head shine in seven different colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X
Team Flare Secret HQ (Only one)
Y
Trade

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 126
186 - 233 362 - 456
Attack: 131
122 - 201 240 - 397
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 131
122 - 201 240 - 397
Sp.Def: 98
92 - 165 180 - 324
Speed: 99
93 - 166 182 - 326
Total: 680   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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
00Start Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
055 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
1010 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
1818 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 —% 5
2626 Geomancy Fairy Status 0000 —% 10
3535 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
4444 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
5151 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
5555 Horn Leech Grass Physical 07575 100100% 10
5959 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
6363 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 —% 10
7272 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —% 20
8080 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
8888 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
9393 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Xerneas obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
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 Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 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 Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 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 Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
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 Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Xerneas 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 Xerneas in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 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 Xerneas can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Xerneas cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas

Side game data

Evolution

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Unevolved
Xerneas
 Fairy 

Sprites

Trivia

  • Xerneas is the only single-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.
  • Xerneas has the highest Attack base stat and the highest base stat total of all Fairy-type Pokémon.
  • Xerneas has the same stat distribution as Yveltal.
  • Xerneas is the only version mascot whose signature move is a status move.
  • Xerneas, along with Yveltal, was designed by art designers Ken Sugimori and Yusuke Ohmura. Initial design for the two Legendary Pokémon was started by Sugimori, but he encountered 'artist's block', having a hard time coming up with concepts. For the first time, he gave the work over to another designer, Ohmura. Ohmura furthered the designs, after which Sugimori resumed to finish them.[1]
  • Xerneas is the heaviest Fairy-type Pokémon.

Origin

Xerneas's appearance is based on a cervid in the shape of the letter X (known as a saltire in heraldry) or an X mark. It may incorporate elements of Eikþyrnir and the four stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór. Eikþyrnir resides in Valhalla eating the foliage of Læraðr with glowing horns that drip with dew. According to the Poetic Edda, the four stags resided in the trunk of the World Tree Yggdrasil and ate its branches and fresh shoots. Xerneas's tree form may be based on Yggdrasil itself.

Name origin

Xerneas comes from the letter X. It may be derived from cervus (Latin for deer), Cernunnos (horned Celtic god), and Ceryneian Hind.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゼルネアス Xerneas From X, cervus, Cernunnos, and Ceryneian Hind.
France Flag.png French Xerneas Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Xerneas Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Xerneas Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Xerneas Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 제르네아스 Xerneas Same as English name


Related articles

Notes

  1. Ken Sugimori got 'artist's block' during Pokemon X and Y development. Official Nintendo Magazine. Published 24 October 2013.

External links

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Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancie


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