Archaludon (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Archaludon
Alloy Pokémon
ブリジュラス
Briduras
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Archaludon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Stamina or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Stalwart
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
10 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Mineral and Dragon
Hatch time
30 cycles
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
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Weight
132.3 lbs. 60.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
300
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
50
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Archaludon (Japanese: ブリジュラス Briduras) is a dual-type Steel/Dragon Pokémon introduced during Generation IX, in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk.

It evolves from Duraludon when exposed to a Metal Alloy.

Biology

Archaludon is a tall, metallic, bipedal dinosaur-like Pokémon with an angular, cuboid body bent at its chest and hips. Its body is primarily cool gray, although it has dark blue colorations on its palms and soles, as well as dark blue platings on its face and underside. The underside plating has criss-crossing patterns on the torso, and two red stripes at the bottom, with three small notches on each of them. This plating extends past Archaludon's head at the sides, forming horn-like features tipped with red. There is a continuous protrusion running the length of Archaludon's spine, three pairs of zigzag patterns on its sides, and spikes on the back of its head and the tip of its large tail.

Archaludon's head is small compared to its body and is sunken into its neck. The plating on its face is T-shaped with a few indents on the sides, and folds down the middle to partially cover its yellow eyes. Its mouth, shaped into a permanent scowl, opens at the upper jaw and contains a grooved copper-colored tube, which it uses to fire beams to attack. When it closes its mouth, the tube is concealed and resembles teeth.

Archaludon's hands and feet are large and V-shaped, each of which are connected to cuboid forelimbs and have two rectangular digits. On these hands and feet, Archaludon has tall, retractable spires near the joints, with the spires on its feet usually retracted. These spires contain pointed, yellow terminals at their tips, which gather and store static electricity from Archaludon's surroundings, as it is incapable of producing electricity on its own.[1] Similar terminal pairs are found on the spikes on Archaludon's head and tail.

When Archaludon faces danger, it will get down on all fours, straighten its body, retract its limbs, and fully extend the spires on its hands and feet, forming a shape that resembles a steel bridge. This position allows for less mobility but offers Archaludon a sturdier center of gravity. In this position, Archaludon is capable of using the static electricity stored in its terminals to fire a tremendously powerful beam of electric energy.[1] When Archaludon charges up to fire this beam, electrical energy connects the terminals on its head, tail, and limbs, in a similar fashion to bridge suspension cables. During storms and other inclement weather, Archaludon's terminals can gather static electricity more easily, allowing it to fire off its beam much faster.[1] Archaludon's defensive capabilities are so strong that it cannot be fazed by a cave-in. Archaludon often digs holes in the mountains while searching for food.

Archaludon and its pre-evolved form, Duraludon, are the only known Pokémon that can have Stalwart as an Ability. Archaludon is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Electro Shot.

Evolution

Archaludon evolves from Duraludon.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

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Unevolved
Duraludon
 Steel  Dragon 

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First evolution
Archaludon
 Steel  Dragon 



Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#162
Scarlet It gathers static electricity from its surroundings. The beams it launches when down on all fours are tremendously powerful.
Violet It digs holes on mountains, searching for food. It’s so durable that being caught in a cave-in won’t faze it.


Pokédex Image Archaludon SV Blueberry.png
Archaludon in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Evolve Duraludon


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
600
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

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Archaludon is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
Evo.Evo. Electro Shot Electric Special 130130 100100% 10
066 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
1212 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
1818 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
2424 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100100% 15
3030 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
3636 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4242 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
4848 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
5454 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
6060 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
6666 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archaludon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archaludon

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM044Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM078Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM093Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM112Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM112 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM169Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM170Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM179Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM180Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM220Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM220 Meteor Beam Rock Special 120120 090}}90% 10
TM222Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM222 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TM223Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM223 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM225Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM225 Hard Press Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM226Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM226 Dragon Cheer Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archaludon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Archaludon

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Feebas
Mirror Coat* Psychic Special 100% 20
Seviper
Night Slash* Dark Physical 70 100% 15
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardGibleGabiteGarchompAxewFraxureHaxorus
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Archaludon
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archaludon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archaludon

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archaludon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archaludon

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO1018.png Base HP: 207 Base Attack: 250 Base Defense: 215
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution data

0884Duraludon.png
Unevolved
Duraludon
 Steel  Dragon 
Metal Alloy
Metal Alloy
1018Archaludon.png
First evolution
Archaludon
 Steel  Dragon 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
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1018MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Archaludon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Archaludon appears to draw inspiration from cable-stayed bridges and folding bridges. Its legs resemble the Iberian Guadiana International Bridge, while the X patterns might be a reference to the Portuguese 25 de Abril Bridge. Its theming of a literal dragon bridge, as well as its coloration, could take inspiration from the Puente del Dragón, a popular Sevillian monument from Alcalá de Guadaíra, with Archaludon's back when standing on two legs loosely resembling the snake-like mouth of the dragon sculpture. The bent body also resembles a staple remover. Since Archaludon was introduced in The Indigo Disk, it might also pull from the fact that Unova, where Blueberry Academy is located, stands out for its numerous bridges.

Archaludon's ability to charge and fire blasts of electricity may be inspired by railguns. Its line's rivalry with Tyranitar may allude to artificial creatures manufactured to defeat monsters in kaiju films.

Name origin

Archaludon may be a combination of arch (meaning principal or superlative, as well as referring to a type of bridge), Duraludon, and possibly Archosaur.

Briduras may be derived from bridge, ジュラルドン Duraludon, and ソーラス -saurus (Greek-derived suffix for dinosaur names).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ブリジュラス Briduras From bridge, ジュラルドン Duraludon, and ソーラス -saurus
France Flag.png French Pondralugon From pont and Duralugon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Archaludon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Briduradon From bridge and Duraludon
Italy Flag.png Italian Archaludon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 브리두라스 Beuriduraseu Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鋁鋼橋龍 / 铝钢桥龙 Lǚgāngqiáolóng From 鋁鋼龍 / 铝钢龙 Lǚgānglóng and 橋 / 桥 qiáo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鋁鋼橋龍 Léuihgongkìuhlùhng From 鋁鋼龍 Léuihgonglùhng and kìuh


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References

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