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The time has come. Human beings must be brought to JUSTICE!


Arceus is a legendary Normal-type Pokémon that appears in Pokémon - Arceus and the Jewel of Life.


Thousands of years ago, a giant and deadly meteor was hurtling towards the planet Earth, threatening to destroy it. But all of a sudden, Arceus appeared and summoned all of its powers from its plates to destroy the meteorite and save the world. The cost of it was so high, the force of the meteor's explosion caused Arceus to lose all of its plates and crash land in the mountains. At that time, a man named Damos, who witnessed Arceus's brave and noble act found Arceus dying from its injuries and finds one of the missing plates. He returns it to Arceus and this gives Arceus the strength to pull back the other missing plates and somehow fully recover. After that, Arceus and Damos became close friends. Sometime after, Michina Town faced a terrible famine. All of the crops, trees, and plants were withered and dry and the water in the rivers was dried up, too. Damos knew that everyone would be on the brink of starvation if the land wasn't flourished. So Arceus, in deep gratitude for Damos's previous actions, decided to lend Damos his strength. He combined the Splash, Earth, Meadow, Zap, and Draco plates to create a beautiful artifact called the Jewel of Life and gave it to Damos. Arceus told him to only use it for the greater good and to make the land rich and fertile. After that, the power of the Jewel of Life flourished Michina and the land became desolate once again. Arceus then decided to wait for next solar eclipse so Damos could fulfill the promise to return the Jewel of Life. But when Arceus came to reclaim the Jewel, Damos suddenly turned against Arceus and attacked it instead, much to Arceus's shock. But Arceus somehow managed to fight off the attack and sent Damos to his impending doom. Arceus then went back to its dimension to recover from its injuries and vowed to bring all humans to justice.

Decades later in the present day, Arceus's awakening from its long, eternal slumber causes time and space to become distorted and brought both Dialga and Palkia's dimensions, which were designed to remain eternally seperated, into contact with one another. The intersection then caused Dialga and Palkia to battle against each other in Alamos Town while both of them believed that they've invaded each other's territory. The battle even affected the Reverse World, which caused Giratina to become involved in the conflict as well.

When Arceus finally awakened from its slumber, it returned to Michina Town and began to destroy it with its signature move, Judgment. Damos' descendant, Sheena, attempted to make things right by returning to Jewel of Life back to Arceus. Unfortunately, Arceus steps the Jewel of Life, which turns out to be counterfiet and preparing to used Judgement. Sheena pleaded it to stop by connecting with its heart, but it was jealous and Arceus continued its assault. Suddenly, Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina arrived and protected Ash and his friends from Arceus's attacks. While Giratina and Palkia holds Arceus off, Dialga sends Ash and his friends back in time to the day of Damos's betrayal of Arceus.

In the ancient past, the group learned that Damos had been hypnotized by a selfish and greedy man named Marcus, who had grown bitter and believed that if the Jewel of Life is reclaimed, Michina would return to being a wasteland again. It was also revealed that Damos isn't the bad guy as history had made him out to be and the legend of his betrayal of Arceus turned out to be a lie. Marcus, after learning about what might happen in the future, decides to change his plan and manipulates Sheena into luring Arceus into a trap. As Sheena tried to return the Jewel, she realizes to her horror that Marcus stole it from the staff and he ordered all of Damos' Pokémon to attack Arceus and poured Silver Water on it. Marcus nearly succeeded in killing Arceus and permenately altering the fabric of the space-time continuum, nearly destroying Ash and his friends in the process. However, Damos managed to reach the last bit of life in Arceus at the last minute, giving it enough strength to re-absorb the Jewel from Ash, thus saving it from death. It then revived all of his friends and forgave Damos after seeing in his heart that he is still a good man.

But due to the damage caused by the battle and Marcus' evil plans to destroy Arceus, the temple began to collapse and fall apart. Arceus used its powers to save everyone and destroyed the armor that was controlling all of Damos' Pokémon. It then bid Ash, Damos, Sheena and all of their friends farewell and returned to its dimension. After that, Ash and his friends returned to the original timeline, only to find that the present Arceus was still upset. When Arceus was about to deliver the final blow on the creation trio, Ash called out its name and Arceus stopped. It then remembered Ash's role of saving its life in the past. After that, it restored Michina back to normal and healed the creation trio. Arceus told the gang that their ancestors has dedicated their entire lives to restoring and cultivating the land. It even said that Michina was brought back to life by the efforts of Pokémon and people alike. With the past altered and the timeline changed for good, the creation trio returned to their respective dimensions and bid a fond farewell to Ash and his friends. Arceus, who is now friendly towards humans now that the past is altered, says good-bye to Ash and his friends and finally comes to understand that it is truly apart of the Pokémon world for the very first time.

Known moves

Move Episode
Arceus Judgment
Judgment Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Flamethrower Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Twister Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Blizzard Arceus and the Jewel of Life
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Voice actors


Any of Arceus personality deduced are based on the movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Arceus is a very vengeful being, keeping resentment against humanity for over 5000 years during it's recovering at it's home dimension. Plus, Arceus seem to don't have that much of an self-control, seen as when Arceus, leaded by it's hurt confidence and blind rage, extended guild over a whole species for the actions of a single human being.

As shown in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Arceus have a very strong sense of justice, letting itself be leaded by it as it would destroy humanity, not differing innocent from guilty. It's strong justice sense also told it that it would be fair to destroy even the legendaries it created if they supported Arceus's target.

Despite being an very powerful battler and supposedly the creator of the Pokémon typing, Arceus lack some base knowledge about the mentioned matters. Despite being a Normal-type at the time, Arceus still bothered to dodge Giratina's Ghost-type Shadow Force. Instead of using it's Multitype ability to attack Palkia with Dragon-type Judgements, Giratina with Ghost or Dark-types Judgments and Dialga with Ground or Fighting-type Judgements, Arceus still opted for using a 40 power Twister, showing bad strategy concepts. Also, Arceus didn't used his Multitype ability to get stab with his Blizzard, Twister or Flamethrower to make them more powerful, and it only used Normal-type Judgment in battle, despite Dialga resisting it and Giratina being immune to it.

Arceus didn't showed any inflated pride, instantly recognizing it's bad mistake once it was acknowledged and working to fix it by healing the creation trio. Yet, such inflated pride would be expected from a being so powerful that didn't showed any sign of having divine mental qualities, such as great developed discernment, great wisdom, proficient intelligence and humongous patience.

An curiosity is that Arceus moveset was probably designed to take down the Creation trio, since it have both Blizzard and Twister, with Flamethrower for Dialga. Possibly because the Creation trio combined powers would supposedly be the unique way of overpowering Arceus.

Despite being classified of genderless and, if is correct the theory that it created the whole universe, it also created the gender differentiation, Arceus still speaks with a male and strong voice. An theory to support such actions is that, considering that Arceus lend power and maybe knowledge to ancient societies like the one inhabiting Arche Valley, he probably talked with a male voice to give the needed appearance of a strong leader. Specially considering the human historic of ancient societies demonstrating intense chauvinism.

Yet, this theory can be countered by the fact that is not know if the Arceus that appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, the one that showed to be connected to the Arche Valley's people through the odd shine in the Alpha Wheel collars, is the same one that debuted in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Also, it's not know if the collars shine with the presence of every Arceus or just an specific one.


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