Xerneas (Pokémon)

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Xerneas
Life Pokémon
ゼルネアス
Xerneas
#716
Active Mode Xerneas
Active Mode Xerneas
Neutral Mode Xerneas
Neutral Mode Xerneas



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fairy Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Neutral Mode Xerneas
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Fairy Aura Cacophony
Neutral Mode Xerneas
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Neutral Mode Xerneas
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
9'10" 3.0 m
Active Mode Xerneas
0'0" 0 m
Neutral Mode Xerneas
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
474.0 lbs. 215.0 kg
Active Mode Xerneas
0 lbs. 0 kg
Neutral Mode Xerneas
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#716
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#148
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Active Mode Xerneas
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Neutral Mode Xerneas
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Neutral Mode Xerneas
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Neutral Mode Xerneas
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
0
External Links

Xerneas (Japanese: ゼルネアス Xerneas) is a Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

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

Along with Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, and Yveltal, it was the first Generation VI Pokémon to be revealed to the public on January 8, 2013 as part of the Pokémon Direct broadcast.

Xerneas is the game mascot of Pokémon X, appearing on the boxart. It is a member of the aura trio with Yveltal and Zygarde.

Biology

Xerneas in its tree form

Xerneas is a blue and black, quadrupedal, stag-like cervine Pokémon with an eight-horned set of antlers extending out from its head, four on each side. Xerneas's coloration changes slightly depending on what mode it is in: Active Mode or Neutral Mode. In Active Mode, each horn is pale gold and adorned with a colorful, three-part glowing protrusion twining through the horn (orange, red, purple, and teal-blue), one side mirroring the other. The colors gradually turn lighter to darker when moving from base to tip. In Neutral Mode, the horns are pale blue and the protrusions the same blue as its upper body. Xerneas's head is blue with two horns on either side of its head, and the root of its horns mark its face, just below the eye and over the nose. Its eyes are the same color as its fur, and its pupils are X-shaped. The blue portion of its body ends at the chest area where the "fur" juts outward to the side, similar to the blue horns on its face. On its breast is an inverted V-shape that is also pale gold in Active Mode and pale blue in Neutral Mode. The inside of the V-shape is black and extends into its lower body.

The rest of its body is black with a blue stripe running along its spine; when it is in Active Mode, the shine from its horns decorate its back in small, multicolored spots. It has a slim, fluffy black tail where the blue stripe ends. Its legs are fashioned like blades with forward-pointing "hooks" at the tips, creating a cross shape, with the main "edges" trimmed with the same color as the horns (pale gold in Active Mode, pale blue in Neutral Mode); the trim on its forelegs further map a crude sword-like pattern: a long blade, a cross-guard, and a hilt.

Xerneas has the power to share eternal life; this occurs as the horns on its head shine in seven colors. When Xerneas is at the end of its life, it releases all of its life energy into all the living things in around it and transforms into a tree to sleep for 1,000 years. Xerneas also has the power to create forests, making Xerneas a benevolent force in nature. Xerneas is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Geomancy.

In the anime

Xerneas in its Neutral Mode in the anime
Xerneas in its Active Mode in the anime

Major appearances

Xerneas (M17)

Xerneas made its debut appearance in the anime in the first XY series movie, Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. It granted Diancie its Fairy Aura which Diancie was looking for. Later, it calmed down the awakened Yveltal and returned everything Yveltal petrified to normal. As a result, Xerneas transformed into a tree.

Other

A Xerneas appeared as a silhouette in Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!. However, its antlers could clearly be seen.

A Xerneas appeared in The Legend of X, Y, and Z! during a flashback.

In the manga

Xerneas in Active Mode in Pokémon Adventures
Xerneas in Neutral Mode in Pokémon Adventures
Xerneas in its tree form in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Xerneas (M17)

Xerneas appears in the manga adaptation of the first XY series movie, Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

In the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! manga

Manabu used a Xerneas in Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Xerxer

Xerneas in its Active Mode, debuted in An X-cuse to Come Out and Play , alongside Yveltal. The two faced each other in a battle, which caused chaos and destruction in Vaniville Town. The two eventually stopped fighting and returned to their dormant tree and cocoon states, which were sought after by Team Flare to power their ultimate weapon. Later after being revived from its tree form, it took on its Neutral Mode. Afterwards, it befriended and was caught by Y and is nicknamed Xerxer. When Malva arrives and reveals that she had captured Yveltal, the two nearly clashed again before Xerosic stopped them stating that Lysandre ordered a ceasefire as the powers of the two would cause an endless war. Xerxer agrees with this and escaped carrying Y and her friends. It can speak telepathically.

In the TCG

Main article: Xerneas (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Xerneas appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon. In the 3DS version, it is unlocked after playing Target Blast at least once, while in the Wii U version, it is unlocked by breaking at least 200 blocks in a solo game of Trophy Rush as Pikachu. When released, it uses Geomancy to energize nearby fighters, giving their attacks stronger knockback for a time or giving them stronger defenses.

Trophy information

NA:The horns on Xerneas's head give this Fairy-type Pokémon the power to bestow eternal life. It emanates energy with a move called Geomancy that causes all the fighters to glow. As pretty as it is, this makes everyone more easily launchable. Know when to take advantage and when to lay low.

PAL: The horns on Xerneas's head give this Pokémon the power to bestow eternal life. When summoned in a match, energy will emanate from it and make all fighters glow. Pretty it may be, but this Geomancy move makes everyone much easier to launch. Knowing that, will you take advantage of the situation, or try to stay out of the way?

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Y When the horns on its head shine in seven different colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.
Omega Ruby Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Alpha Sapphire When the horns on its head shine in seven different colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X
Team Flare Secret HQ (only one)
Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 4
Shuffle
Expert Stages: Stage EX18
Event: Xerneas Appears
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Pixie Glen (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 16: Stage 10

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XYORAS XY&Z Xerneas Japanese region Online 100Shiny October 29, 2015 to January 12, 2016
ORAS XY&Z Xerneas Korean region Online 100Shiny March 22 to June 30, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon the Series: XYZ Xerneas American region Online 100Shiny May 11 to 17, 2016
XYORAS Descartes Xerneas PAL region Online 100Shiny May 13 to December 31, 2016

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 126
186 - 233 362 - 456
Attack: 131
122 - 201 240 - 397
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 131
122 - 201 240 - 397
Sp.Def: 98
92 - 165 180 - 324
Speed: 99
93 - 166 182 - 326
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
011 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
011 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
011 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
055 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
1010 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
1818 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 —% 5
2626 Geomancy Fairy Status 0000 —% 10
3535 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
4444 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
5151 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
5555 Horn Leech Grass Physical 07575 100100% 10
5959 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
6363 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 —% 10
7272 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —% 20
8080 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
8888 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
9393 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM04Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM29Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM73Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM91Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM99Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Xerneas in Generation VII
  • 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 Xerneas in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Xerneas can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Xerneas cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas

Side game data

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fairy
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT716.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fairy
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#156
Shuffle716.png

Quirky+
Occasionally erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.
Skill Swapper: Power of 4

Evolution

716Xerneas.png
Unevolved
Xerneas
 Fairy 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 716.png Spr b 6x 716.png Spr 6x 716.png Spr b 6x 716.png
Spr 6x 716N.png Spr b 6x 716N.png Spr 6x 716N.png Spr b 6x 716N.png
Spr 6x 716 s.png Spr b 6x 716 s.png Spr 6x 716 s.png Spr b 6x 716 s.png
Spr 6x 716N s.png Spr b 6x 716N s.png Spr 6x 716N s.png Spr b 6x 716N s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 716.png Spr b 7s 716.png
Spr 7s 716N.png Spr b 7s 716N.png
Spr 7s 716 s.png Spr b 7s 716 s.png
Spr 7s 716N s.png Spr b 7s 716N s.png
Front Back
716MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Xerneas images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Xerneas has the same stat distribution as Yveltal.
  • Xerneas, along with Yveltal, was designed by Ken Sugimori and Yusuke Ohmura. Initial design for the two Legendary Pokémon was started by Sugimori, but he encountered "artist's block". For the first time, he handed the work over to another designer, Ohmura, who furthered the designs, after which Sugimori returned to finish them.[1]
  • Xerneas is the only game mascot whose signature move is a status move.
  • Xerneas is the tallest and heaviest Fairy-type Pokémon.
  • Xerneas's Neutral Mode has no special animations that play in the Hoenn Pokédex, but it plays Active Mode's attack animations if tapped on in the Pokémon summary screen.
  • When a Shiny Xerneas is obtained by event, its model on the Mystery Gift screen is incomplete. It appears in its Active Mode, except the multicolored additions to its horns are either missing or the same blue color as on its neck.

Origin

Xerneas's appearance is based on a cervid (more specifically the extinct species Eucladoceros) in the shape of the letter X (known as a saltire in heraldry) or an X mark.

Additionally, Xerneas may be based on Eikþyrnir and the four stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór of Norse mythology. Eikþyrnir resides in Valhalla eating the foliage of Læraðr with glowing horns that drip with dew. According to the Poetic Edda, the four stags resided in the trunk of the World Tree Yggdrasil and ate its branches and fresh shoots.

Alternately, Xerneas may be based on Cernunnos of Celtic mythology, a life-giving deity known as the horned god and associated with antlers.

Name origin

Xerneas comes from the letter X. It may be derived from cervus (Latin for deer), Cernunnos (a horned Celtic god), and Ceryneian Hind.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゼルネアス Xerneas From X, cervus, Cernunnos, and Ceryneian Hind
France Flag.png French Xerneas Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Xerneas Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Xerneas Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Xerneas Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 제르네아스 Xerneas Same as English name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 哲爾尼亞斯 Jityíhnèihasī Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 哲爾尼亞斯 Zhé'ěrníyǎsī Transliteration of Japanese name


Neutral Mode

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese リラックスモード Relax Mode
France Flag.png French Mode Paisible
Germany Flag.png German Neutrale Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Modo Relax
South Korea Flag.png Korean 릴랙스모드 Relax Mode
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Relajada

Active Mode

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese アクティブモード Active Mode
France Flag.png French Mode Déchaîné
Germany Flag.png German Aktive Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Modo Attivo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 액티브모드 Active Mode
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Activa


Related articles

Notes

  1. Ken Sugimori got 'artist's block' during Pokemon X and Y development. Official Nintendo Magazine. Published 24 October 2013.

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