Spectrier (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Spectrier
Swift Horse Pokémon
レイスポス
Wraithpos
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Spectrier



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Grim Neigh 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
6'07" 2.0 m
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Weight
98.1 lbs. 44.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
290
Leveling rate
Slow
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
Black
Base friendship
35
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Spectrier (Japanese: レイスポス Wraithpos) is a Ghost-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII, with The Crown Tundra.

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

Spectrier fuses with Calyrex using the Reins of Unity to become Shadow Rider Calyrex.

Biology

Combined with Calyrex as Shadow Rider Calyrex

Spectrier is an equine Pokémon with black fur and a purple marking covering the right side of its face extending to the base of its ears. Its left eye is closed with thick, mauve-colored eyelashes. It has a wavy purple mane that transitions into mauve towards the tips, with the tips themselves being translucent. Its fringe and tail are completely mauve. It has slender legs marked with a purple sock pattern. Each of its purple hooves is detached from its legs at the pastern, and the rear pair of the hooves are trailed by spectral mist.

As Spectrier desires isolation and silence, it tends to be active during the night where its energy is heightened. Its nocturnal habits resulted in it having weak eyesight, but its other four senses are keenly sharpened; this allows Spectrier to have an accurate sense of the terrain and location of living things. Its kicks are said to separate a soul from its body, and it can steal the life force of sleeping beings. It feeds on the ambient life-force it steals from others and will attack anyone who would try to disturb it.[1]

Spectrier is known to be very proud and arrogant, preferring to serve individuals it deems the strongest. It once ruled over the Crown Tundra, lording over all the other Pokémon living there and terrorizing humans who intrude on its territory.[2] This lasted until it was defeated and tamed by Calyrex using the Reins of Unity. It has a fondness for carrots, particularly Shaderoot Carrots.

When fused with Calyrex, Spectrier's speed becomes swift to the point it can run a thousand miles within a single day. The strength of Spectrier's spectral power also increases. By Shadow Rider Calyrex's psychic influence, Spectrier can create countless small will-o'-the-wisps. These wisps have the power to steal the opponent's life-force with burning heat. Calyrex can also transform the steed's spectral aura into a black mass. This mass is powerful enough to absorb the life-force and souls of any being's energy like a black hole.[3]

Spectrier is the only known Pokémon that can have Grim Neigh as its Ability.

In the TCG

Main article: Spectrier (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #209
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It probes its surroundings with all its senses save one—it doesn't use its sense of sight. Spectrier's kicks are said to separate soul from body.
Shield As it dashes through the night, Spectrier absorbs the life-force of sleeping creatures. It craves silence and solitude.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Crown Shrine (Only one, if the player obtained the Shaderoot Carrot)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Pokémon HOME


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Special sync pair event (Victor's)


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total:
580
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 ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1212 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
1818 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
2424 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
3030 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
3636 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4242 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4848 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
5454 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
6060 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
6666 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
7272 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spectrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spectrier

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM037Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
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
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM151Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM198Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spectrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Spectrier

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
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 Spectrier or copied using Mirror Herb in Generation IX
  • 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 Spectrier in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spectrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spectrier

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base HP: 225 Base Attack: 300 Base Defense: 161
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Foul Play, Bulldoze

Evolution data

0897Spectrier.png
Unevolved
Spectrier
 Ghost 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
400px 400px
Cross-Generation
HOME
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Menu HOME 0897.png For other sprites and images, please see Spectrier images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Spectrier's Attack and Special Attack stats are the reverse of Glastrier's.
  • Spectrier and Glastrier are the only Pokémon introduced in the Crown Tundra that were not directly revealed to the public.
  • Spectrier is the only pure Ghost-type Pokémon to not have an evolutionary relative.

Origin

Spectrier together with Glastrier may also be based on the Horsehead Nebula, a horse-shaped nebula near the constellation Orion. This would correspond to Calyrex possibly representing Orion itself (specifically Rigel, its brightest star), or Lepus, the "hare" constellation located right below Orion.

Both Spectrier and its counterpart Glastrier's relationship with Calyrex appears to be based on the legend of Brian Boru and the Pooka. Legend has it that Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, is the only person to have ever ridden a Pooka, a mischievous faery in the form of a black horse. Brian tamed the Pooka by using a special bridle that contained three hairs from the Pooka's tail and successfully staying on its back through a wild ride. The king then forced the Pooka not to torment Christian people and to never attack an Irishman ever again. This is similar to how Calyrex, a Pokémon known as a king, can only ride its loyal steed, Glastrier or Spectrier, using the Reins of Unity woven in part from hairs from the steed's mane and had to prove itself by riding through the steed's bucking. It also relates to how, in taming this steed, Calyrex stopped the steed Pokémon from tormenting the people of the Crown Tundra. Spectrier in particular may take direct inspiration from the Pooka, being a black horse that mostly appears at night.

Spectrier appears to be based on the Old English Black, an extinct horse breed that influenced the bloodline of modern Shire horses and Clydesdale horses. The ectoplasm around its detached hooves may be a stylization of the feathering of these horse breeds. Its tail shape without noticeable protusion may be a reference to low tail sets, a common conformation found in heavy draft horses. Given its light weight and Speed together with elaborate manes, it is more similar to the Friesian horse, a light draft horse breed favored in jousting and dressage that have also influenced the bloodline of Shire horses.

Spectrier may draw inspiration from legendary horses in Celtic mythology, such as Llamrei, a mare owned by King Arthur in the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen. Therefore, its ability to prey on the life energy of sleeping creatures may be a wordplay on 'mare', as both a sleep demon and a female horse, though with different etymology, are spelt as 'mare' in modern English. It may also be based on Dub Sainglend, a black chariot horse owned by the hero Cú Chulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish Mythology. It may also take inspiration from other water horses in Celtic and Nordic folklore, particularly Glashtyn in Manx folklore, where it is characterized with reversed hooves in modern renditions.

Alternatively, Spectrier may draw inspiration from the mythological Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Spectrier representing the black horse of Famine given its roaming nature and purported ability to absorb life-force from living creatures, or the ashen horse of death, given its Ghost typing and draining of life. It may also be based on the black-colored knight chess piece. Together with Glastrier, it may also be partly inspired by Ema plaques and horse effigies in Shinto shrines that pray for good harvest.

Name origin

Spectrier may be a combination of spectre and destrier, a type of medieval war horse.

Wraithpos may be a combination of wraith, 霊 rei (spirit), and ἵππος híppos (Greek for horse) or horse.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese レイスポス Wraithpos From wraith, rei and ἵππος híppos or horse
France Flag.png French Spectreval From spectre and cheval
Spain Flag.png Spanish Spectrier Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Phantoross From Phantom and Ross
Italy Flag.png Italian Spectrier Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 레이스포스 Reiseuposeu Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 靈幽馬 / 灵幽马 Língyōumǎ From 幽靈 / 幽灵 yōulíng and 馬 / 马
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 靈幽馬 Lìhngyāumáh From 幽靈 yāulìhng and máh


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