Noland's Articuno

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Noland's Articuno
ダツラのフリーザー Datsura's Freezer
Noland Articuno.png
Noland's Articuno
Debuts in Numero Uno Articuno
Caught at Not caught
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Kanto
Articuno
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Articuno Katsuyuki Konishi

Noland's Articuno (Japanese: ダツラのフリーザー Datsura's Freezer), while not technically his, was used in battles by Factory Head Noland.

History

Articuno and Noland

Ash and his friends spotted Articuno flying through the night sky in Numero Uno Articuno, accompanied by a biplane. After meeting up with Noland, he explains that he'd been cruising with Articuno the previous night. Max was impressed on how Noland caught such a powerful Pokémon, but Noland further explains that Articuno is wild, and a friend of his. Noland revealed that, on his biplane's maiden voyage, he was surprised to find an Articuno flying beside him. The Legendary bird had trouble flying due to an injured wing. The Factory Head managed to get the Pokémon to land on top of his plane and brought it down. Noland helped it to heal, and ever since then Articuno had been regularly visiting him.

Articuno in the Best Wishes series

When Noland told Ash to select one of the Head's Pokémon to battle, Ash decided on Articuno. Noland asked it if it agreed to battle under his command, which it did. Soon after Ash's Charizard made a return from Charicific Valley to battle Articuno.

Noland battled Ash and Charizard with Articuno in The Symbol Life. Even though Charizard had a type advantage as well as learning the move Overheat prior to the battle, it still struggled against Articuno. But after a fierce battle Charizard defeated Articuno with a devastating Seismic Toss earning Ash the Knowledge Symbol.

Articuno reappeared in flashbacks in Gathering the Gang of Four!, A Pyramiding Rage!, and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!. In the latter episode, Ash was thinking back to the time when Charizard battled Articuno and helped him earn the Knowledge Symbol.

Personality and characteristics

Despite Articuno not being caught by Noland, it formed a friendship with him after Noland helped Articuno heal from an injured wing, and returned every now and then for a visit. It was close enough to Noland to agree to battle under his command and followed his commands in battle without hesitation and trusted Noland's strategy, proving their friendship is strong even though Noland is not its Trainer.

Moves used

Noland Articuno Mist.png
Using Mist
Move First Used In
Ice Beam Numero Uno Articuno
Mist The Symbol Life
Steel Wing The Symbol Life
Water Pulse The Symbol Life
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Although Noland always uses random Pokémon when battled in Pokémon Emerald, Articuno is one of the possible rental Pokémon he can use. Like with the other rental Pokémon at the Battle Factory, its held item and moveset may vary, but it will always be set at level 100.

Pokémon Emerald
Spr 3e 144.png
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry
Articuno Lv.100
Ice Beam
Ice
Water Pulse
Water
Icy Wind
Ice
Roar
Normal
Spr 3e 144.png
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Articuno Lv.100
Blizzard
Ice
Substitute
Normal
Toxic
Poison
Double Team
Normal
Spr 3e 144.png
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Articuno Lv.100
Ice Beam
Ice
Facade
Normal
Aerial Ace
Flying
Protect
Normal
Spr 3e 144.png
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Articuno Lv.100
Blizzard
Ice
Double-Edge
Normal
Reflect
Psychic
Rest
Psychic
Spr 3e 144.png
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Focus Band Sprite.png Focus Band
Articuno Lv.100
Blizzard
Ice
Double-Edge
Normal
Agility
Psychic
Swagger
Normal
Spr 3e 144.png
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Articuno Lv.100
Ice Beam
Ice
Aerial Ace
Flying
Reflect
Psychic
Rest
Psychic

In the manga

Articuno in the Ash & Pikachu manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Noland's Articuno appeared in Off To The Battle Frontier!! of the Ash & Pikachu manga. Ash battled it using his Charizard during his challenge with Noland. During the battle, Articuno managed to do fairly well against Charizard, despite the type-disadvantage, but lost after a long battle.

Moves used

Noland Articuno Tackle AP.png
Using Tackle
Move First Used In
Ice Beam Off To The Battle Frontier!!
Tackle × Off To The Battle Frontier!!
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

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

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