Reshiram (Pokémon)

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Reshiram
Vast White Pokémon
レシラム
Reshiram
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Reshiram



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Fire
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Ability
Turboblaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
10'06" 3.2 m
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Weight
727.5 lbs. 330.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
3
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Speed
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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.

Along with Zekrom and Kyurem, it is a member of the Tao trio, which exists in the 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-colored, 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, which resemble 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 neck-bands. Its arms begin slender and arm-like, but then flare out into a more wing-like appearance, sporting four claws which resemble 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 is capable of moving the world's atmosphere and changing 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. In Unova mythology, Reshiram sided with the older brother who sought the truth. As a result, it firmly believes in truth.

In the anime

In the 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. It was first seen in N's flashback to his youth in The Name's N!, where he saw Reshiram appearing before him, and kept looking at it as it flew away, right after it set fire to his castle. It was later seen in another flashback in Secrets From Out of the Fog!, rebelling against Ghetsis and Team Plasma by burning down N's Castle during a ceremony involving N, Ghetsis and the Seven Sages.

Minor appearances

Reshiram debuted in a brief cameo 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!.

A Reshiram appeared in the beginning of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, where it 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 Pokémon Generations

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

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

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

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Reshiram (M14)

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

In the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga

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

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

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.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

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

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

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.

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.

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
#—
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.

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 (Only one, requires a Level 100 Pokémon in the player's party.)
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

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)
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
Shuffle
Event: Reshiram Appears
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (Special Boss)
Super MD
Sky Ruins
Picross
Area 23: Stage 12

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 VIII, 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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM68Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM92Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM92 Mystical Fire Fire Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM99Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR43Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR51Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR55Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR55 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR88Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR88 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 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 in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Reshiram in that game.
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
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.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 145 Raise Max Level.png 20

#420
Shuffle643.png

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Barrier Bash++
Pokémon GO
GO643.png Base Stamina: 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

Evolution

643Reshiram.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 5b 643.png Spr b 5b 643.png
Spr 5b 643 s.png Spr b 5b 643 s.png Spr 5b 643 s.png Spr b 5b 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 6x 643.png Spr b 6x 643.png
Spr 6x 643 s.png Spr b 6x 643 s.png Spr 6x 643 s.png Spr b 6x 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
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. 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.

Origin

Reshiram and its counterpart Zekrom are based on the concept of yin and yang in Taoism, directly referenced by Reshiram's Japanese species: the White Yang Pokémon. According to Ken Sugimori, Reshiram has a light, airy, feminine design to contrast to Zekrom's tough and masculine design. While the white design matches Reshiram's yang species names (yang being characterized by light), its feminine design contrasts with yang (yang being characterized as masculine). In both versions of the fourteenth movie, however, Reshiram speaks with a distinctly male voice. Reshiram's tail, the center point of its design, is based on an electric turbine.[1] Additionally, Reshiram has a more feathery, natural appearance contrasting with Zekrom's industrial appearance.

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 Reshiram is a Fire-type Pokémon, and Ahura Mazda was associated with fire. Reshiram 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.[2]

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 Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 雷希拉姆 Léixīlāmǔ Transliteration of Japanese name


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