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Arceus
493
アルセウス Aruseusu
493Arceus
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Normal  
Species Alpha Pokémon
Abilities Multitype
Pokédex
Shaymin ← 493 → Victini
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
705.5 lbs. 320.0 kg 10'06" 3.2 m
Pokédex color Egg group
White
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F493
Cry

Arceus (Japanese: アルセウス Aruseusu) is a Normal-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. This Pokémon is known as the creator of the Pokémon world. It is the most powerful Pokémon in the Pokémon world, being able to change into any type and has the highest base stats of any non-Mega Pokémon.

Arceus also is the trio master of the Creation Trio and the Lake Guardians.

Biology

Physiology

Arceus Forms

Arceus as all of its different forms

Arceus is an equine being similar to a Qilin or Centaur. Its body color is white with a gray, vertically-striated underside, the pattern of which has similar recurrences on the underside of Arceus's mane, tail, and face, and Arceus's pointed feet are tipped with gold hooves. Its mane is quite long, jutting away from its head, and its face is gray, with green eyes and red pupils, and a green circular pattern below its eyes. Arceus also has a streak of gold coloration on its head, and ears that point upward. Its neck is fairly long, with two pairs of extrusions to the sides, and a flap-like feature on the neck's underside that is colored white like much of the body. It also has a golden cross-like wheel attached to its body by its round abdomen, which changes color along with its eyes and hooves based on Arceus's current type. The wheel also has four jewels attached to it. The pattern of striated gray of Arceus's underbelly resumes past Arceus's waist, the underside of Arceus's limbs also being gray in coloration, and with extrusions at the tops of the legs. Arceus's tail is fairly like its mane in shape and coloration. Arceus looks like a fusion of Palkia and Dialga, resembling a wingless dragon of some sort. It's appearance also bears some resemblance to a llama. Arceus will change color as well as type with whatever type plate it is holding. It is shown with other colors of the wheel, though always being different.

Natural abilities

Arceus has the ability Multitype, which is an ability exclusive only to this Pokémon. Multitype allows Arceus to change its type based on whichever plate it is currently holding, e.g. holding the Flame Plate makes it the Fire-Type. Likewise, a Splash Plate will make it a Water-Type. Generation VI introduced Fairy type, so Arceus can be a Fairy Type upon having Pixie Plate.

According to the Pokédex, Arceus in mythology is said to have shaped the Universe with its "1,000 " arms, though, due to Arceus not actually having any arms, it can safely be assumed that the "1,000 arms" are metaphorical. The "1,000" arms could be Arceus's move "Judgement" but this is still unknown. It has also been stated that Arceus created the Legendary Titans (otherwise known as the Dragon Trio) Dialga, Palkia, and surprisingly Giratina, as well as the Lake Guardian Trio (also known as the Lake Spirits) Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. Arceus can also easily hold off Giratina, Palkia, and Dialga all at the same time, making it incredibly powerful and it can speak using telepathy. Its balanced stats surpasses Mew's, Celebi's, Jirachi's, Manaphy's, and even Victini's. It is also capable of learning Draco Meteor if given the Draco Plate. It can learn nearly every move, excluding ones that require the use of arms or hands. The exception to this is Seismic Toss, although it can be presumed that it can lift its foes with telekinesis. It can be said that Arceus is arguably the most powerful Pokémon since its the creator of all Pokémon and its ability to overpower three extremely powerful legendary Pokémon (Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina.)

Evolution

Arceus does not evolve.

Game info

Arceus first appeared in the Generation IV games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl being a Legendary Pokémon. As of November 2009, Nintendo released a one of a kind Arceus to the USA. So far this has been the only way to get an Arceus except through the use of a cheating device. Arceus is captured in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum versions after obtaining the Azure Flute event item through the aforementioned cheating device and using it to gain access to the Hall of Origin. Even though Arceus existed in the first Generation IV games, it was not revealed by Nintendo until February 2009. In the game there exists data for the ??? Type Arceus (and apparently the ??? Plate as well), but there is no way of obtaining it except via hacking. (It is possible that Nintendo only put a ??? type coloring for Arceus and a ??? Plate in the games code to keep it from crashing). In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, there is an event in which you can trade the 12th movie Arceus over from Diamond, Pearl or Platinum, enter a new set of ruins (the Sinjoh Ruins) and watch Arceus create a newborn Dialga, Palkia, or Giratina, all at level one and each holding their respective orbs. The event can be activated twice; once with the movie/TRU Arceus and another time with a Hall of Origin Arceus, although the only way to obtain a Hall of Origin Arceus at this time is through cheating. Arceus is also in the game Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky. At the final floor at the last dungeon, your hero will find a Silver Arceus Statue. It will give you a very powerful item called a Space Globe, which raises all the active Team Member's Attack stat. Arceus itself does not appear in the game. However, Arceus has a very small role in the end of the Final episode. After beating Primal Dialga and Dusknoir vanishes from the timeline Grovyle and Celebi are about to themselves. However, it is suddenly cancelled and Dusknoir's fading is erased. Dialga (despite being how the Hero is brought back to the timeline) says it is not his doing, but another Pokémon's at a much higher power level. Many think that this Pokémon is Arceus, because Arceus is stronger than Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina combined and Dialga controls time while Palkia controls Space. In Guardian Signs, he is found the Light Temple along in the Sky Fortress.

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Hall of Origin (Requires Azure Flute) One
Platinum Hall of Origin (Requires Azure Flute) One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Pokémon Global Link via event One
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
It is described in mythology as the Pokémon that shaped the universe with its 1,000 arms.
Pearl
It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
Platinum
It is told throughout the ancient times in Sinnoh as the Pokémon who shaped Sinnoh and created a heaven.
HeartGold
According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
SoulSilver
According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
Black
It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
White
It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
Black 2
It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
White 2
It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
X
According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
Y
It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
Omega Ruby
According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
Alpha Sapphire
It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
120
Attack
120
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
120
Speed
120
Total
720

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever ♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
TM67 Recycle —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Cute ♥♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Smart
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 493 front Pt 493 front Pt 493 front Arceus Back IV
DP Arceus Shiny Arceus Shiny PtHGSS Arceus Shiny PtHGSS Arceus Shiny Back IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Arceus BW Arceus BW Arceus Back BW
Arceus Shiny BW Arceus Shiny BW Arceus Shiny Back BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Arceus XY Arceus XY Arceus Back XY
Arceus Shiny XY Arceus Shiny XY Arceus Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Other forms

DP 493bug front
Bug-type
DP 493dark front
Dark-type
DP 493dragon front
Dragon-type
DP 493electric front
Electric-type
DP 493fighting front
Fighting-type
DP 493flying front
Flying-type
DP 493ghost front
Ghost-type
DP 493grass front
Grass-type
DP 493ground front
Ground-type
DP 493fire front
Fire-type
DP 493ice front
Ice-type
DP 493poison front
Poison-type
DP 493psychic front
Psychic-type
DP 493rock front
Rock-type
DP 493steel front
Steel-type
DP 493water front
Water-type
DP 493unknown front
???-type

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Arceus (MS012)

Arceus appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, making its debut appearance in any form of the Pokémon Anime. Arceus was betrayed by Damos (but, revealed brainwashed by Marcus) then become upset. After he was returned, he battled against Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Dialga transported Ash Ketchum, Dawn,Brock, and Sheena back in time to stop Marcus from betraying Arceus in the first place.

Main article: Arceus (MS018)

Arceus also appears with other Legendary Pokémon in the 18th Pokémon movie.

Arceus also appeared along with Dialga, Palkia and Giratina in the opening "The Greatest - Everyday!". It eventually is the world's most powerful Pokémon.

Arceus is seen flying through the sky at the end of "Hoopa and the Clash of Ages"

Manga

Main article: Arceus (Adventures)

Gold will fight against Arceus in the later chapters of Heartgold and Soulsilver Pokémon Adventures.

Trivia

  • Arceus is the only Pokémon to be the trio master of two Legendary Trios, and the only trio master to be a Mythical Pokémon.
  • The signature ability of Silvally, RKS System, is a reference to Arceus (as holding Memories changes the types of Silvally and its signature move, just as Plates do for Arceus). This is likely due to Silvally having been an artificial attempt to recreate Arceus.
  • Arceus is the second highest level Pokémon and highest level Legendary Pokémon able to be caught in any game at level 80. A level 100 Magikarp can be found in Pokémon Platinum using the Super Rod in the Resort Area.
  • Arceus's name pronunciation in Pokémon Battle Revolution is Ar-SEE-us, the same as the Japanese pronunciation, compared to the later English pronunciation of Ar-KEY-us, which has been stated to be due to avoiding issues in European countries where it may look like it is derived from a British spelling of a slang word.
  • In the movie "Arceus and the Jewel of Life", Arceus was being kept alive by the plates which changed its type. In the Pokémon games, Arceus doesn't have any plates when you encounter it.
    • In the anime Arceus possesses all 16 plates at once and can change its type at will (in the games it can only hold one at a time).
  • The Greek word 'archaios' means ancient. It then became the English word "archaic", which probably refers to how Arceus created the world and could be the first ever Pokémon.
  • Arceus runs in the air like a horse. In "Hoopa and the Clash of Ages" Arceus makes whale-like noises.
  • Arceus' design may be based off on an alpaca or llama. It may also take inspiration from religious depictions of lambs.
    • A possible origin can also be the Urcuchillay, an Incan deity said to take the form of a multi-colored llama.
  • Arceus is considered as the god or creator of Pokémon universe based on Sinnoh myth and the very first Pokémon in existence.
  • Arceus placed second in a special poll created to see which Pokémon was the most popular to be distributed for the upcoming movie Volcanion and the Ingenious Magearna.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Arceus is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Gravity.

Origin

Arceus is based on a creator god, the idea of which is present in many world mythologies and religions. Appearance-wise, Arceus resembles a hoofed mammal, most notably a llama (a sacred animal in Inca and Aztec mythology).

Etymology

Arceus comes from "archetypus"(Latin for "Archetype"),αρχή(Greek for "the Beginning"), aureus("Golden") or "arch-"(original or supreme), as well as possibly incorporating "arcanus"(Latin for "[Holy] Secret"), "arcane", "arc" (referring to the wheel around its body) or "Alpha" and "deus" meaning divine being or god.

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