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ウインぴょん Winpyon
Bag Poké Ball SV Sprite.png
Crystal's Arcanine
Debuts in Slugging It Out with Slugma
Caught at Mt. Mortar
Gender Male
Ability Intimidate
Nature Hasty
Current location With Crystal
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Archy (Japanese: ウインぴょん Winpyon), known as Arckee in Chuang Yi's translations, is an Arcanine owned by Crystal in the Pokémon Adventures manga. As of With a Little Help From Hitmonchan, he is at level 79, and his Characteristic is that he "likes to run."


Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Archy and Crystal

Archy was first seen in Slugging It Out with Slugma at Mt. Mortar when Crystal was training to become a capture pro. During her training, Archy was a wild Pokémon out of control due to an eye injury from a Larvitar. Due to his attack, Crystal fell and broke her arms. When she later awoke, a group of wild Pokémon helped her recover. After figuring out what happened, she went looking for Arcanine to see what caused his rampage. When she found him, she noticed his eye and had Parasect nurse his eye back to health. Noticing that he was not naturally aggressive, Crystal decided to add him to her team.

Archy then showed up alongside Crystal's other Pokémon to help prove her capturing skills to Professor Oak.

In Suddenly Suicune (Part 2), Archy battled Suicune to try and help Crystal capture it. After failing the capture, Crystal sends Archy and Bonee after it. Bonee rides on Archy and uses False Swipe while Archy tackles it. While it appears Suicune blocked, it soon became obvious that a translucent wall between Suicune and Bonee was made. Archy, alongside Crystal and Bonee, attempt to keep the wall from closing but in the end Suicune closes it and escapes.

Archy facing the Larvitar that injured him

In Lively Larvitar, Archy helped with Crystal's training on Mt. Mortar. Suddenly, Archy growls, and the Larvitar that injured him before appears. It then begins attacking Archy, while targeting the right side where he has trouble seeing. Due to this Archy is quickly defeated and Megaree finishes the battle for him.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

In Pleased as Punch With Parasect, Archy battled Team Rocket Executive Ariana and her Gloom, attacking with a powerful Flamethrower. Despite putting up a good fight, he was recalled when Crystal left the battle to chase Arceus.

Personality and characteristics

Archy is a very quick-tempered Pokémon and often rushes into battle using his incredible speed. Archy has proven to be a strong battler and is Crystal's main mode of transportation. Due to a Larvitar attacking him he has bad eyesight on the right side. This can be used to his disadvantage, as Pokémon aware of this weakness are able to use this to win against the Legendary Pokémon despite Archy being the stronger Pokémon.

Moves used

Archy Ember.png
Using Ember
Move First Used In
Extreme Speed Slugging It Out with Slugma
Ember Three Cheers for Chikorita
Bite Absolutely Azumarill
Flame Wheel Lugia and Ho-Oh on the Loose, Part 1
Flamethrower  Pleased as Punch With Parasect
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Archy is the only one of Crystal's Pokémon whose nickname does not end with 'ee'. However, he was known as "Arckee" in Chuang Yi's translations, which corresponds with the naming pattern.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ウインぴょん Winpyon From ウインディ Windie and ~ぴょん -pyon
English Archy* From Arcanine
Arckee* From Arcanine and -ee
French Arcanou From Arcanin (Arcanine) and -ou
German Arko From Arkani (Arcanine)
Italian Arca From Arcanine
European Spanish Arcapeon From Arcanine and -peon
Latin American Spanish Arcapion From Arcanine and -pion
Korean 윈뿅 Winppyong From 윈디 Windi and ~뿅 -pyong
Chinese (Mandarin) 風速蹦跳 Fēngsùbèngtiào* From 風速狗 Fēngsùgǒu and ~蹦跳 -bèngtiào
阿风 Ā Fēng*
风蹦 Fēngbèng*
From 风速狗 Fēngsùgǒu
From 风速狗 Fēngsùgǒu and ~蹦 -bèng
Chinese (Cantonese) 奉神蹦跳 Fuhngsàhnbaahngtiu From 奉神犬 Fuhngsàhnhyún and ~蹦跳 -baahngtiu
Brazilian Portuguese Archi From Arcanine and -chi
Vietnamese Winpyon Transliteration of Japanese name

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Arcanine.

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