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Archen
566
アーケン Aaken
566Archen
Generation V
Evolutionary line
566567
Type(s)
Type Rock  Type 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
Alola 192/239
Evolves from None
Evolves into Archeops
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
Shape Footprint
Shape09
F566
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

Archen is a bipedal 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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Revive Fossil received in Relic Castle None
Sun/Moon Revive Fossil received at Dream Park 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.
Omega Ruby
Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire
Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
Sun
It is the ancestor of all bird Pokémon. Archen itself could not actually fly but moved by hopping from treetop to treetop.
Moon
To all appearances flightless, it was able to glide down from tall treetops to snag its prey.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
55
Attack
112
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
74
Sp. Def
45
Speed
70
Total
401

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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 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
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 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 Archen BW Back
Shiny Archen BW Shiny Archen BW Shiny Archen BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Archen XY Archen XY ArchenBackXY
ArchenShinyXY ArchenShinyXY ArchenBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Trivia

  • Archen is one of three fossil Pokémon that has wings, 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.
  • As Archen is an ancestor of bird Pokémon, it possesses teeth unlike modern-day bird Pokémon such as Pidgey and Sparrow.

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).

Gallery

See also