Arceus (Pokémon)

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Arceus
アルセウス Arseus
#493
493.png
Sprite image from Diamond/Pearl
Type
Normal '
Category
Alpha Pokémon
Ability
Multitype
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#—
Hoenn
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Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
Height
10′06″
Imperial
3.2 m
Metric
Weight
705.5 lbs.
Imperial
320.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F493.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 255 Battle Exp.: 2551*

Arceus (Japanese: アルセウス Arseus) is the last Legendary Pokémon of Generation IV and the final Pokémon in the National Pokédex as of that generation.

Arceus is classified as the "Alpha Pokémon", is often referred to as the "Original One", and is said to be the creator of the Pokémon universe. Dialga and Palkia are said to be alter-egos of Arceus, and it also created Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf.

This is the fourth event legendary Pokémon, which can only be received during a Pokémon event or a Nintendo event.

Arceus has not yet been officially revealed.

Biology

Physiology

Arceus is possibly an equine being that may be based on a horse-like mammal or qilin. Its body is white and has gold hooves attached to its four legs. Its hair or mane is quite long and its face is green. It also has a cross-like wheel attached to its body, which changes color based on Arceus' current type.

Arceus has been described as the Pokémon who created the Pokémon universe, something that may break the long-standing theory that Mew is the ancestor of all Pokémon, though any number of other theories may be proven true in time.

Gender differences

Arceus is genderless, as it is the only one.

Special abilities

While Arceus may be a pure Normal-type, due to Arceus's Multi-Type ability allows for its type to change into any of the other 16 types depending on what type of special plate it holds.

Arceus's signature move, Judgment, also changes its type depending on the type of special plate Arceus is holding.

Behavior

Habitat

Arceus lives at the Hall of Origin which can only be accessed by use of the Azure Flute at the Spear Pillar.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Arceus has not yet appeared in the Pokémon anime.

In the manga

Arceus has yet to have an appearance in the manga.

In the TCG

Arceus has yet to have an appearance in the Pokémon TCG.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 It is described in mythology as the Pokémon that shaped the universe with its 1000 arms.
Pearl It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One Hall of Origin (requires Azure Flute)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
120
180 - 227 350 - 444
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Total:
720
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

No plate equipped

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Flame Plate

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Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Splash Plate

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Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Zap Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Meadow Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Icicle Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Fist Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Toxic Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Earth Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Sky Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Note: If Gravity is used, the effectiveness of Ground becomes 100.

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Mind Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Insect Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Stone Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Spooky Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness Note: If a move like Foresight is used, the effectiveness of Normal and Fighting will be 100

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Draco Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Dread Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Note: If Miracle Eye is used, the effectiveness of Psychic becomes 100.

Sprite for Template:Type2 Arceus

With Iron Plate

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Arceus is capable of learning the following moves: NOTE: Moves in bold are damage moves to which STAB apply, provided Arceus isn't holding any plate. If a plate is held, STAB is applied for moves of that particular type and Judgment only.

By leveling up

Game Generation IV
Start Seismic Toss
Cosmic Power
Natural Gift
Punishment
10 Gravity
20 Earth Power
30 Hyper Voice
40 ExtremeSpeed
50 Refresh
60 Future Sight
70 Recover
80 Hyper Beam
90 Perish Song
100 Judgment

By TM/HM

Game Generation IV
TM02 Dragon Claw
TM03 Water Pulse
TM04 Calm Mind
TM05 Roar
TM06 Toxic
TM07 Hail
TM09 Bullet Seed
TM10 Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day
TM13 Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam
TM16 Light Screen
TM17 Protect
TM18 Rain Dance
TM19 Giga Drain
TM20 Safeguard
TM21 Frustration
TM22 Solarbeam
TM23 Iron Tail
TM24 Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder
TM26 Earthquake
TM27 Return
TM29 Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball
TM31 Brick Break
TM32 Double Team
TM33 Reflect
TM34 Shock Wave
TM35 Flamethrower
TM36 Sludge Bomb
TM37 Sandstorm
TM38 Fire Blast
TM39 Rock Tomb
TM40 Aerial Ace
TM42 Facade
TM43 Secret Power
TM44 Rest
TM50 Overheat
TM52 Focus Blast
TM53 Energy Ball
TM55 Brine
TM57 Charge Beam
TM58 Endure
TM59 Dragon Pulse
TM61 Will-O-Wisp
TM62 Silver Wind
TM65 Shadow Claw
TM66 Payback
TM67 Recycle
TM68 Giga Impact
TM70 Flash
TM71 Stone Edge
TM72 Avalanche
TM73 Thunder Wave
TM75 Swords Dance
TM76 Stealth Rock
TM77 Psych Up
TM79 Dark Pulse
TM80 Rock Slide
TM81 X-Scissor
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM84 Poison Jab
TM85 Dream Eater
TM86 Grass Knot
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
TM91 Flash Cannon
TM92 Trick Room
HM01 Cut
HM02 Fly
HM03 Surf
HM04 Strength
HM05 Defog
HM06 Rock Smash
HM07 Waterfall
HM08 Rock Climb

By Move Tutor

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

File:Spr 4d 493-???.png
Sprite for ???-type Arceus

Trivia

  • At level 80, Arceus is the highest level non-glitch Pokémon available for capture.
  • By statistical average, Arceus is the strongest Pokémon yet.
  • The code for Diamond and Pearl has sprites for Arceus using its Multitype ability with all 18 types, including Template:Type2. It is disputed whether the ???-type Arceus is obtainable.
  • Although Arceus is considered the Creation Pokémon, it cannot learn all of the TMs and HMs like Mew can.
  • Even though it is said that it created the world with its thousand arms, it cannot learn any TMs nor HMs that uses arms or punches.
  • Arceus is the only Pokémon that can be pure Flying type without the use of moves or abilities.
  • Like Giratina, Arceus is speculated to be the third counterpart of Dialga and Palkia, thus the version mascot of the third game.

Origin

Arceus may be a reference to the Chinese mythical creature, the Qilin. Its myth is nearly identical to that of the Pangu, the Chinese creation deity.

Name origin

Arceus' name may come from the words arch (highest) and deus, which is Latin and Greek for god. It may also have a root in the Latin word arcanus, which means secret; sacred mystery. Arceus' name may also come from the word archaic (ancient), which comes from the Greek arkhaios meaning the same thing.

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