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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Reshiram (disambiguation).
Reshiram
Vast White Pokémon
レシラム
Reshiram
#0643
Reshiram



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Fire
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Turboblaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
10'06" 3.2 m
Reshiram
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
727.5 lbs. 330.0 kg
Reshiram
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Reshiram
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Sp.Def
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
0
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Reshiram (Japanese: レシラム Reshiram) is a dual-type Dragon/Fire Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

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

Reshiram is the game mascot of Pokémon Black, appearing on the boxart.

Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem are often collectively referred to as the Tao trio by fans. The group is referred to in the myths and legends of the Unova region.

Reshiram fuses with Kyurem using the DNA Splicers to become White Kyurem.

Biology

Reshiram in Overdrive mode

Reshiram is a white, bipedal Pokémon with draconic, avian, and mammalian traits. A long, voluminous wispy mane streams out from the upper side of the snout and outwards from its head. The top of this mane is adorned with two protrusions resembling ears. Reshiram's face is fringed with spiky features, and it has a small, pointed extension below the chin. Its eyes have blue irises and black pupils. There are two pairs of pointed teeth visible when its mouth is open, one in the upper jaw and one in the lower.

Reshiram has a long and slender neck, with a fluffy, collar-like protrusion jutting out of two gray, glass-like neckbands. Its arms begin slender and arm-like but then flare into a more wing-like appearance, sporting four claws resembling hands on the leading edge. There are plates at the back of Reshiram's "hands", that sport a similar color to its neck rings. Reshiram has a feathered or furry feature on its chest, with the lower portion protruding outwards to a point. Long feather-like protrusions jut out of its thighs. On its feet are large gray claws, three at the front and one positioned at the back, resembling high heels. Reshiram's tail is a mass of plume and ribbon-like extensions, surrounded by two large bands, similar to the ones around its neck. When its emotions surge, it enters Overdrive mode, and its tail lights up with a fiery glow.

Reshiram has a jet engine-like tail, which it uses to accelerate itself when flying at high speeds. It can send flames from its tail into the air to incinerate everything around it. By flaring its tail, Reshiram can move the world's atmosphere and change the weather. This tail generator is also activated when influenced by either Fusion Bolt or Bolt Strike, which in turn powers up Reshiram's own Fusion Flare or Blue Flare, its signature moves. Reshiram loves Reshiram Treats made by Snacksworth, who once encountered it in the past.

In Unova mythology, Reshiram sided with the older brother who sought the truth. As a result, it firmly believes in truth. Reshiram is said to be Zekrom's equal in battle, meaning neither of the two dragons can truly defeat the other. Both are powerful enough to destroy the region they reside in. Reshiram can transform into the Light Stone should its body get destroyed or by Kyurem's tendril-like appendages. It can willingly transform back from said stone when awakened by a hero who believes in truth. According to one myth, Reshiram is said to burn down kingdoms of people who ignore truth due to being consumed by greed.

Reshiram is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Blue Flare by leveling up.

Reshiram and White Kyurem are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Fusion Flare by leveling up. Reshiram and White Kyurem are also the only known Pokémon that can have Turboblaze as an Ability.

In the anime

Main series

Reshiram in the anime

Major appearances

Reshiram (M14)

Reshiram appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram. In the former, it is controlled by Damon, while in the latter, it is controlled by Ash. Along with Zekrom, Reshiram can speak through telepathy.

Reshiram (anime)

Reshiram played a major role in the N arc, where it was the main target in Ghetsis and Team Plasma's scheme.

Minor appearances

Reshiram debuted in the opening sequence of In The Shadow of Zekrom!.

A Reshiram appeared in a fantasy in New Places...Familiar Faces!.

A Reshiram appeared in a dream in Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!.

In the beginning of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a Reshiram was summoned by a Hoopa Unbound in Dahara City one hundred years prior to the events of the movie, alongside a Zekrom and Regigigas. The three fought Hoopa, but were easily defeated and sent back through portals to their original homes.

In Getting More Than You Battled For!, a Reshiram was pulled out of one of Hoopa's rings.

Pokémon Generations

In The King Returns, N used a Reshiram to try and stop Ghetsis and Kyurem from freezing Unova, but Ghetsis fused the two Pokémon to create White Kyurem before N could act.

GOTCHA!

A Reshiram briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of N.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Monta was revealed to have caught a Reshiram sometime before The Birth of the Best Pokémon Trainer!.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Reshiram (M14)

Reshiram is a major character in the manga adaptation of White—Victini and Zekrom by Momota Inoue.

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

Hiro owns a Reshiram, which was responsible for the defeat of Team Plasma.

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

A Reshiram appeared in The King's Identity...!!. In order to stop N's rule over Unova, Shin sought out, was recognized as a hero by, and befriended a Reshiram.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Tao trio (Adventures)

Black owns a Reshiram after awakening it from the Light Stone. It first appeared in The Mystery of the Missing Fossil.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Reshiram appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.

Pokémon RéBURST

Fraud, a leader of Great Gavel has a Reshiram, which he can use as a Burst form.

In the TCG

Main article: Reshiram (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Reshiram appears on the Unova Pokémon League stage. When it appears, it starts a fire on the stage, damaging fighters.

Reshiram trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Reshiram also appears as a trophy exclusive to the 3DS version.

Trophy information

By setting its torch-like tail ablaze, this Pokémon can heat the atmosphere and change the weather. In fact, legend has it that Reshiram's flames are capable of incinerating the world itself, so perhaps the world's continued safety is a sign of its goodwill. Reshiram is said to help those who seek to build a world of truth.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Reshiram returns on the Unova Pokémon League stage, as well as appearing as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #149
Unova
B2W2: #295
Black This Pokémon appears in legends. It sends flames into the air from its tail, burning up everything around it.
White When Reshiram's tail flares, the heat energy moves the atmosphere and changes the world's weather.
Black 2 This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with fire. It helps those who want to build a world of truth.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with fire. It helps those who want to build a world of truth.
Y When Reshiram's tail flares, the heat energy moves the atmosphere and changes the world's weather.
Omega Ruby This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with fire. It helps those who want to build a world of truth.
Alpha Sapphire When Reshiram's tail flares, the heat energy moves the atmosphere and changes the world's weather.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Flames spew from its tail as it flies through the sky like a jet airplane. It's said that this Pokémon will scorch the world.*
Shield According to myth, if people ignore truth and let themselves become consumed by greed, Reshiram will arrive to burn their kingdoms down.*
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
N's Castle or Dragonspiral Tower* (Only one)
White
Trade, Event
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Dragonspiral Tower (Only one)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby
Fabled Cave (requires a Level 100 Pokémon in the player's party) (Only one)
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Ultra Space Wilds (Rocky World) (Only one)
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Sword Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Scarlet)
East Province: Area One after receiving the Reshiram Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Solo Quest)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Violet)
East Province: Area One after receiving the Reshiram Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Group Quest)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
PokéPark 2
Wish Park
Conquest
Ignis (special; Wi-Fi download or password)
MD GTI
Ivory Peak*
Rumble U
Sealed Door: The Place to Return To, Chill Battle: Fever! (Reward)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 3
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (Special Boss)
Super MD
Sky Ruins
Picross
Area 23: Stage 12
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Greninja Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Reshiram Appears
Masters EX
Master Fair sync pair scout: N (Anniversary 2021) & Reshiram


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
W Ash's Reshiram Japanese Japan 100 July 9, 2011
July 16 to September 30, 2011
W Ash's Reshiram Korean South Korea 100 December 22, 2011 to February 29, 2012
W Dutch Spring 2012 Reshiram English The Netherlands 100 February 18, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram English Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram French Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to 25, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram German Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram Italian Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
W Spring 2012 Reshiram Spanish Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Reshiram PAL region Nintendo Network 60 October 5 to 21, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Reshiram PAL region Nintendo Network 100 October 5 to 21, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Reshiram Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 60 October 5 to 21, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Reshiram Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 100 October 5 to 21, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Reshiram American region Online 60 October 12, 2018 to 28 January, 2019
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Reshiram American region Online 100 October 12, 2018 to 28 January, 2019
UM Korean League Final Season Reshiram all South Korea 100 June 8 to 9, 2019

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Dragon Gem Dragon Gem (100%) Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
680
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
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Reshiram is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
011 Noble Roar Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
088 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
1616 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
2424 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
3232 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4040 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4848 Fusion Flare Fire Special 100100 100100% 5
5656 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
6464 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
7272 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
8080 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
8888 Blue Flare Fire Special 130130 08585% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Reshiram
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Reshiram
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   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
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
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
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 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
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
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM100Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
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
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
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
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
TM189Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM189 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM193Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM197Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM200Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM215Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM222Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM222 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TM226Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM226 Dragon Cheer Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Reshiram
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Reshiram
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Reshiram
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Reshiram
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Reshiram
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush643Body.png Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2643.png Strong: Weak: Pikachu icon.pngSnivy icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Reshiram is watching over PokéPark and Wish Park. Reshiram wishes for a world filled with genuine brightness and kindness.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP643.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Blue Flare
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Turboblaze
Defense: ★★★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hideyoshi
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT643.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Fire
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 80 - 145 Raise Max Level.png 20

#420
Shuffle643.png

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Barrier Bash++


Pokémon GO
GO643.png Base HP: 205 Base Attack: 275 Base Defense: 211
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath, Fire Fang
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Overheat, Draco Meteor, Stone Edge, Fusion Flare

Evolution data

0643Reshiram.png
Unevolved
Reshiram
 Dragon  Fire 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 643.png Spr b 5b 643.png Spr 5b2 643.png Spr b 5b2 643.png
Spr 5b 643 s.png Spr b 5b 643 s.png Spr 5b2 643 s.png Spr b 5b2 643 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 643.png
Spr b 6x 643.png
Spr 6o 643.png
Spr b 6o 643.png
Spr 6x 643 s.png
Spr b 6x 643 s.png
Spr 6o 643 s.png
Spr b 6o 643 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 643.png
Spr b 7s 643.png
Spr 7s 643.png
Spr b 7s 643.png
Spr 7s 643 s.png
Spr b 7s 643 s.png
Spr 7s 643 s.png
Spr b 7s 643 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 643.png
Spr 8s 643 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0643.png HOME0643 s.png
643MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Reshiram images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Reshiram and Zekrom at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010
Reshiram in Pokémon Battle Chess
  • In games prior to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Reshiram has a catch rate of 45. This is likely due to Reshiram being a required capture during the storyline of Pokémon Black and White.
  • Reshiram was first revealed simultaneously alongside Zekrom on both the official English and Japanese Pokémon websites on May 28, 2010. This makes them the first two Pokémon simultaneously revealed worldwide.
  • Reshiram, as well as Zekrom, made an appearance alongside Pikachu and a Poké Ball in 2010's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Reshiram appears in Pokémon Battle Chess BW Version. Alongside Zekrom, the player must lose a specific number of pieces (four in Reshiram's case) to use it, and it takes four spaces on the board.
  • The initial design drafts for what would become Reshiram and its counterpart Zekrom were done by Keiko Moritsugu,[1] while their final designs were created by Ken Sugimori.[2]
    • According to Moritsugu, Zekrom's final design is mostly similar to her draft, while Reshiram's final design ended up being significantly different from her draft.[1]

Origin

Reshiram and its counterpart Zekrom are based on the concept of yin and yang in Taoism, directly referenced by Reshiram's Japanese category name: はくようポケモン White Yang Pokémon. Reshiram's design was made to be light, airy, graceful, and feminine, to contrast Zekrom's tough and masculine design.[2][3] Its feminine design, however, contrasts the traditionally masculine characterization of yang in Taoism. In both versions of the fourteenth movie, however, it speaks with a distinctly male voice. Its tail, the center point of its design, is based on an electric turbine.[2]

Reshiram in its Light Stone form may take inspiration from the Jewish concepts of Urim and Thummim (possibly translated as “light and perfection”). In pop culture, they are commonly depicted as a white and black stone. Its association with truth would align with the idea of light.

Appearance-wise, it resembles a wyvern with characteristics of other animals, such as birds, pterosaurs, and canines. The crest on its head and its feathers resemble smoke trails, as well as white fire, which can burn up to temperatures of 1,500 °C (2,730 °F). The mythology about how Zekrom and Reshiram came about, regarding two brothers infighting, also bears some similarities to Romulus and Remus or Cain and Abel. There is also some resemblance to the Zoroastrian belief of two equally powerful deities, one representing light and truth, and the other representing lies and darkness. In this case, Reshiram can resemble Ahura Mazda, due to its light and winged appearance, and the fact that it sided with truth, but also the fact that it is a Fire-type Pokémon, and Ahura Mazda was associated with fire. It may also draw from folkloric depictions of dragons, in that its appearance may be inspired by the white dragon of England, and its association with fire may also be a reference to how dragons are associated with fire in Western folklore.

Name origin

Reshiram is derived from 白 shiro (white). Ken Sugimori has also stated that Re was used because it was a softer sound than Zekrom's Ze, as Reshiram is a less physically powerful character.[4]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese レシラム Reshiram Contains shiro
France Flag.png French Reshiram Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Reshiram Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Reshiram Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Reshiram Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 레시라무 Reshiram Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 萊希拉姆 / 莱希拉姆 Láixīlāmǔ*
雷希拉姆 Léixīlāmǔ*
Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 萊希拉姆 Lòihhēilāaimóuh*
雷希拉姆 Lèuihhēilāaimóuh*
Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


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