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Type(s)
Rock  Flying
Species First Bird Pokémon
Abilities Defeatist
Pokédex
Carracosta ← 566 → Archeops
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 072/128 Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Archeops
Archen
566
アーケン Aaken
566Archen
Generation V
Evolutionary Line
566567
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
20.9 lbs. 9.5 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Flying
Water 3
Body Style Footprint
Body09
F566
Cry

Archen (Japanese: アーケン Aaken) is a Generation V Rock/Flying-type Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It that can be revived from a Plume Fossil.

Biology

Physiology

Archen is a red, yellow, and blue feathered prehistoric bird-like Pokémon with a large red beak with protruding fangs, 3-taloned feet and a blue tail. It is covered mainly in yellow feathers, with some red and blue plumage on its wings and tail. The back of its head is blue, and it has large round eyes with black pupils. It has claws on its wing-like hands.

Evolution

Archen evolves into Archeops at level 37.

Game Info

Game Locations

Archen Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Revive Fossil received in Relic Castle None


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Black
Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
White
Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
Black 2
It was revived from an ancient fossil. Not able to fly, it lived in treetops and hopped from one branch to another.
White 2
It was revived from an ancient fossil. Not able to fly, it lived in treetops and hopped from one branch to another.
X
Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
Y
Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Leer - -% 30 Normal Status
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
5 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
8 Double Team - -% 15 Normal Status
11 Scary Face - 100% 10 Normal Status
15 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
18 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
21 Agility - -% 30 Psychic Status
25 Quick Guard - -% 15 Fighting Status
28 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
31 Dragonbreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
35 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
38 Endeavor - 100% 5 Normal Physical
41 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
45 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
48 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
51 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal 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.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Archen BW Archen BW Back
Shiny Archen BW Shiny Archen BW Back
X Y Back
ArchenXY ArchenBackXY
ArchenShinyXY ArchenBackShinyXY


Trivia

  • Archen is one of three fossil Pokémon that is also a bird, along with Aerodactyl and Archeops.
  • Archen is also one of five fossil Pokémon that start with the letter "A", along with Anorith, Armaldo, and yet again, Aerodactyl and Archeops.

Origin

Archen is based on Archaeopteryx, a prehistoric bird that supposedly lived in the Late Jurassic period and the first bird animal known, since it has claws on its wings.

Etymology

Archen's name is derived from Archaeopteryx or Archean (a geological eon).

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