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Articuno
144
フリーザー Furiizaa
144Articuno
Generation I
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Ice  Type Flying
Species Freeze Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Snow Cloak (DW)
Pokédex
Snorlax ← 144 → Zapdos
Kanto 144 Johto 235/240
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 151
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
122.1 lbs. 55.4 kg 5'07" 1.7 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue
Shape Footprint
Shape09
F144
Cry

Articuno (Japanese: フリーザー Furiizaa) is an Ice/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is part of the Kanto Legendary Birds, along with Zapdos and Moltres.

Biology

Physiology

Articuno is a large bird with blue plumage. Its colouring is darkest on its head crest and long, streaming tail. Its body is coloured sky-blue, while growing lighter on its front, and its chest is a lighter blue than anything. Its most distinctive trait is its large wings, which are said to be made of ice. Its eyes are a medium shade of red. In the second Pokémon movie, Articuno also played a major role because only the chosen one (Ash) could place the orb associated with it on the altar to end the war of the three legendary birds.

In terms of physical strength, Articuno is the strongest out of the three Legendary Birds; as shown in the Anime, Articuno is able to lift one of Team Rocket's mechas with its talons.

Natural Abilities

When Articuno flaps its wings, the air turns chilly.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Seafoam Islands One
Yellow Seafoam Islands One
Gold/Silver Time Capsule None
Crystal Time Capsule None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Seafoam Islands One
Diamond/Pearl Trade None
Platinum Roaming Sinnoh One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Seafoam Islands One
Black/White Trade None
Black 2/White 2 Trade None
X/Y Roaming Kalos (With Chespin as a Starter Pokémon)
Sea Spirit's Den
One
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds One


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Frosty Grotto (5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Avalanche Summit
Pokémon Rumble Gravel Cave


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
A legendary bird Pokémon said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Yellow
A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.
Gold
The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
Silver
One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Crystal
Legendary bird Pokémon. As it flies through the sky, it cools the air, causing snow to fall.
Ruby
Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
Sapphire
Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
Emerald
Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
FireRed
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.
LeafGreen
A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Diamond
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pearl
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Platinum
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
HeartGold
The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
SoulSilver
One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Black
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
White
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Black 2
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
White 2
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
X
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Y
A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Omega Ruby
Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
Alpha Sapphire
Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
90
Attack
85
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
95
Sp. Def
125
Speed
85
Total
580

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
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
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Aurora Veil —% 20 Ice Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special
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
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 ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
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
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
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
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever ♥♥ 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.
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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
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
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM79 Frost Breath 40 90% 10 Ice Special
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
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying 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
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
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 ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
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
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Smart
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
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 III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Type Cool ♥♥ 0
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Type Smart 0
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting 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 II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
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 I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Razor Wind 80 75% 10 Normal
TM04 Whirlwind 85% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
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
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 144 front Y 144 front GR 144 front Articunobackyellow
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 144 front S 144 front C 144 front Articuno GSC Back Sprite
Articuno GSC Shiny Back Sprite
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 144 front E 144 front FRLG 144 front Articuno RSE Back Sprite
Articuno RSE Shiny Back Sprite
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 144 front DP 144 front HGSS 144 front Articuno DPP Back Sprite
Articuno DPP Shiny Back Sprite
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Articuno BW Articuno BW Articuno BW Back Sprite
Articuno BW Shiny Sprite Articuno BW Shiny Sprite Articuno BW Shiny Back Sprite
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Articuno XY Articuno XY Articuno XY Back Sprite
Articuno XY Shiny Sprite Articuno XY Shiny Sprite Articuno XY Shiny Back Sprite
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Articuno first appears in the Anime when a boy named Todd, who loves to take pictures, takes pictures of Articuno in the episode Freeze Frame. Ash Ketchum and co. befriended Articuno after Articuno's blizzard blew away Team Rocket.

The same Articuno appears again and is a friend of Factory Head Noland in the episode Numero Uno Articuno. Noland became Articuno's friend when he saved the injured Articuno on his plane. Ash attempted to get the Knowledge Symbol by defeating Articuno, which obeyed Noland's command, and he accomplished this by using Charizard.

Trivia

  • As of Generation III, Articuno can learn an accuracy focusing move, and a one-hit KO move (Mind Reader and Sheer Cold). It shares this with Smeargle.
    • It is, however, the only Pokémon that can learn them directly by leveling up.
  • Articuno, along with Moltres and Zapdos, are the most common legendaries. With at least one game in every generation having access to them, with the exception being generation V and II.
  • The last time Articuno was available by event was 2006.
  • It is the only member of its trio that can't learn Heat Wave.
  • As it says in name pun, the last few letters were based on Spanish numbers, but if you use the first letters of the names: MOltres, Zapdos and ARTicuno, it would spell out MOZART, the name of the famous Austrian composer.
  • In Pokémon GO when the player makes the Legendary Pokémon as a Buddy after capturing each of them during the Raid Battle, Articuno along with Lugia, Zapdos and Moltres are the hardest to get their candies which is in 20 km.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Articuno is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Icy Wind.
  • Articuno (alongside Zapdos & Moltes) is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Name Origin

Articuno's name is a cross of the words arctic and uno, the Spanish word for one. The second part of its name indicates that it is the first in the series of Kanto's Legendary Birds.

Its Japanese name is simply Freezer.

Name Pun

It is uninformed that this is purposely made but the last syllable of each of the Legendary Birds is a number in Spanish (ex. Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres). With this in mind, Articuno would be the first of the Legendary Birds.

Gallery

See also