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'''Articuno''' (Japanese: '''フリーザー''' ''Furiizaa'') is an {{Type|Ice}}/{{Type|Flying}}-[[Types|type]] [[Legendary Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]]. It is part of the [[Legendary Birds|Kanto Legendary Birds]], along with [[Zapdos]] and [[Moltres]].
|ability = [[Pressure]]<br>[[Snow Cloak]] ([[Dream World]])
 
|color = <span style="color:blue;">'''Blue'''</span>
 
|gender = <span class="genderless">Genderless</span>
 
}}
 
'''Articuno''' is a {{Type|Ice}}/{{Type|Flying}}-[[Types|type]] [[Legendary Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
 
   
== Appearance ==
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==Biology==
Articuno is a large bird with blue plumage. Its coloring is darkest on its head crest and long, streaming tail. Its body is colored sky-blue, while growing lighter on its front, and its chest is a lighter blue then anything. Its most distinctive trait is its large wings, which are said to be made of ice. It's 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 on the altar to end the war of the three legendary birds.
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===Physiology===
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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 then 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 [[MS002: Pokémon The Movie 2000 - The Power of One|second Pokémon movie]], Articuno also played a major role because only the chosen one ([[Ash Ketchum|Ash]]) could place the orb on the altar to end the war of the three legendary birds.
== In the anime==
 
[[File:Ice-Flying.jpg|thumb|Articuno in the anime]]
 
Articuno appears in the [[Pokémon Anime|Anime]] when a boy named[[Todd| Todd]], who loves to take pictures, takes pictures of Articuno in the episode ''"Freeze Frame"''. Ash 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 [[Symbol#Knowledge Symbol|Knowledge Symbol]] by defeating Articuno, which obeyed Noland's command, and he accomplished this by using [[Ash's Charizard|Charizard]].
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==Game info==
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===Game locations===
== Game info ==
 
=== Game locations ===
 
 
{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
|pokemon=Articuno
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|backcolor={{Ice}}
 
|backcolor={{Ice}}
 
|redblue=[[Seafoam Islands]]
 
|redblue=[[Seafoam Islands]]
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|blackwhite=[[Trade]]
 
|blackwhite=[[Trade]]
 
|bwrarity=None
 
|bwrarity=None
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|xy=Roaming [[Kalos]] (With [[Chespin]] as a [[Starter Pokémon]])<br />[[Sea Spirit's Den]]
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|xyrarity=One}}
   
==== Side game locations ====
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====Side game locations====
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
|Pokemon=Articuno
 
|Pokemon=Articuno
 
|backcolor={{Ice}}
 
|backcolor={{Ice}}
|Trozei=Random Agent Cards<br>Mr. Who's Den
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|Trozei=Random Agent Cards<br />Mr. Who's Den
 
|PMD1=[[Frosty Grotto]] (5F)
 
|PMD1=[[Frosty Grotto]] (5F)
 
|PMD2=[[Mt. Avalanche]] Summit
 
|PMD2=[[Mt. Avalanche]] Summit
|Rumble=Gravel Cave
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|Rumble=Gravel Cave}}
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=== Pokédex entries ===
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===Pokédex entries===
{{GenIPokédex|
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yellow=A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.|
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|redblue=A legendary bird Pokémon said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
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|yellow=A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.
crystal=Legendary bird Pokémon. As it flies through the sky, it cools the air, causing snow to fall.|
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|gold=The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
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.|
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|silver=One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
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.|
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|crystal=Legendary bird Pokémon. As it flies through the sky, it cools the air, causing snow to 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.|
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|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.
firered=One of the legendary bird Pokémon. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.|
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|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.
leafgreen=A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.|
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|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.
diamond=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create [[blizzard]]s by freezing moisture in the air.|
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|firered=One of the legendary bird Pokémon. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.
pearl=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create [[blizzard]]s by freezing moisture in the air.|
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|leafgreen=A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
platinum=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create [[blizzard]]s by freezing moisture in the air.|
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|diamond=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create [[blizzard]]s by freezing moisture in the air.
heartgold=The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.|
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|pearl=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create [[blizzard]]s by freezing moisture in the air.
soulsilver=One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.|
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|platinum=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create [[blizzard]]s by freezing moisture in the air.
black=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.|
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|heartgold=The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
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|soulsilver=One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
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|white=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
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|black 2=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
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|white 2=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
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|x=A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
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|y=A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.}}
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===Sprites===
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{{GenIPokéSprites
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|bgcolor={{Ice}}
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|border={{Flying}}
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|rbspr=RB 144 front.png
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|yspr=Y 144 front.png
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|grnspr=GR 144 front.png
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|cryspr=C 144 front.gif
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|IIbacks=Articuno GSC Shiny Back Sprite.png
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|IIIback=Articuno RSE Back Sprite.png
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|IIIbacks= Articuno RSE Shiny Back Sprite.png
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|IVback=Articuno DPP Back Sprite.png
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|IVbacks=Articuno DPP Shiny Back Sprite.png
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|bwsprs=Articuno BW Shiny Sprite.gif
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|b2w2sprs=Articuno BW Shiny Sprite.gif
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|Vback=Articuno BW Back Sprite.gif
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|Vbacks=Articuno BW Shiny Back Sprite.gif
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|xyspr=Articuno_XY.gif
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|xysprs=Articuno XY Shiny Sprite.gif
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|VIback=Articuno XY Back Sprite.gif
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|VIbacks=Articuno XY Shiny Back Sprite.gif
 
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===Learnset===
 
===Learnset===
====Generation I====
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====Leveling====
{{Main|Articuno/Learnset Generation I}}
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<tabber>
====Generation II====
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Generation II=
{{Main|Articuno/Learnset Generation II}}
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{{Movessettop|type=Ice|type2=Flying|gen=II}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Gust]]'''|40|100|35|Flying}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Powder Snow]]'''|40|100|25|Ice}}
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{{Movessetmid|13|[[Mist]]|—|—|30|Ice}}
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{{Movessetmid|25|[[Agility]]|—|—|30|Psychic}}
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{{Movessetmid|37|[[Mind Reader]]|—|—|5|Psychic}}
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{{Movessetmid|49|'''[[Ice Beam]]'''|95|100|10|Ice}}
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{{Movessetmid|61|[[Reflect]]|—|—|20|Psychic}}
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{{Movessetmid|73|'''[[Blizzard]]'''|120|90|5|Ice}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Ice}}
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|-|
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Generation I=
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{{Movessettop|type=Ice|type2=Flying|gen=I}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Peck]]'''|35|100|35|Flying}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Ice Beam]]'''|95|100|10|Ice}}
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{{Movessetmid|51|'''[[Blizzard]]'''|120|90|5|Ice}}
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{{Movessetmid|55|[[Agility]]|—|—|30|Psychic}}
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{{Movessetmid|60|[[Mist]]|—|—|30|Ice}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Flying}}
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</tabber>
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==Appearances==
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===In the anime===
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[[File:Ice-Flying.jpg|thumb|Articuno in the anime]]
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Articuno appears in the Anime when a boy named [[Todd Snap|Todd]], who loves to take pictures, takes pictures of Articuno in the episode [[JE073: Freeze Frame|Freeze Frame]]. Ash and co. befriended Articuno after Articuno's blizzard blew away [[Team Rocket]].
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The same Articuno appears again and is a friend of [[Factory Head Noland]] in the episode ''[[AG135: Numero Uno Articuno|Numero Uno Articuno]]''. Noland became Articuno's friend when he saved the injured Articuno on his plane. Ash attempted to get the [[Symbol#Knowledge Symbol|Knowledge Symbol]] by defeating Articuno, which obeyed Noland's command, and he accomplished this by using [[Ash's Charizard|Charizard]].
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*[[Articuno (MS002)]]
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*[[Articuno (anime)]]
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*[[Noland's Articuno]]
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*[[Red's Articuno]]
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*[[Mirage Articuno]]
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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144Articuno_OS_anime.png
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144Articuno_OS_anime_2.png
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144Articuno_AG_anime.png
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144Articuno_AG_anime 2.png
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144Articuno_AG_anime 3.png
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144Articuno_Dream.png
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144Articuno_Pokemon_Mystery_Dungeon.jpg
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144Articuno_Pokemon_Ranger.jpg
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144Articuno_Pokemon_Stadium.png
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144Articuno_Pokemon_Conquest.png
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Articuno_-_Pokemon_Plasma_Storm.jpg
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</gallery>
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==Trivia==
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*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.
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**It is, however, the only Pokémon that can learn them directly by leveling up.
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*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.
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*The last time Articuno was available by event was 2006.
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*It is the only member of its trio that can't learn [[Heat Wave]].
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*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.
   
== Name Origin ==
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===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.
 
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''.
 
Its Japanese name is simply ''Freezer''.
   
== Name Pun ==
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====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. Artic'''uno''', Zap'''dos''', Mol'''tres'''). With this in mind, Articuno would be the first of the Legendary Birds.
 
It is uninformed that this is purposely made but the last syllable of each of the Legendary Birds is a number in Spanish (ex. Artic'''uno''', Zap'''dos''', Mol'''tres'''). With this in mind, Articuno would be the first of the Legendary Birds.
   
== Trivia ==
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{{References|articuno|144}}
*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.
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{{Legendary}}{{GenInav}}{{Family|[[File:144.png]]}}{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Snorlax|next=Zapdos}}
**It is, however, the only Pokemon that can learn them directly by level up.
 
*Articuno, along with Moltres and Zapdos, are the most common legendaries. With at least one game in every generation having acess to them, with the exeption being generation V and II.
 
*The last time Articuno was available by event was 2006.
 
*It is the only member of it's trio that can't learn Heat Wave.
 
[[Category:Legendary Pokémon]]
 
 
[[Category:Bird Pokémon]]
 
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[[Category:Legendary Birds]]
 
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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
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Articuno
144
フリーザー Furiizaa
144Articuno
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
122.1 lbs. 55.4 kg 5'07" 1.7 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Blue
Body Style Footprint
Body09
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.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

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 then 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 on the altar to end the war of the three legendary birds.

Game infoEdit

Game locationsEdit

Articuno Locations
Version(s) Location 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


Side game locationsEdit

Articuno Locations
Game(s) Location
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 entriesEdit

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.

SpritesEdit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 144 front Y 144 front GR 144 front Articunobackyellow
Gold Silver Crystal Back
C 144 front Articuno GSC Back Sprite
Articuno GSC Shiny Back Sprite
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Articuno RSE Back Sprite
Articuno RSE Shiny Back Sprite
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Articuno DPP Back Sprite
Articuno DPP Shiny Back Sprite
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Articuno BW Sprite Articuno BW Sprite Articuno BW Back Sprite
Articuno BW Shiny Sprite Articuno BW Shiny Sprite Articuno BW Shiny Back Sprite
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Articuno XY [[File:{{{orasspr}}}]] Articuno XY Back Sprite
[[File:{{{orassprf}}}]]
Articuno XY Shiny Sprite [[File:{{{orassprs}}}]] Articuno XY Shiny Back Sprite
[[File:{{{orassprfs}}}]]

LearnsetEdit

LevelingEdit

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying
1 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice
13 Mist —% 30 Ice
25 Agility —% 30 Psychic
37 Mind Reader —% 5 Psychic
49 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
61 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
73 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice

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 I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying
1 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
51 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
55 Agility —% 30 Psychic
60 Mist —% 30 Ice

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

Ice-Flying

Articuno in the anime

Articuno appears in the Anime when a boy named Todd, who loves to take pictures, takes pictures of Articuno in the episode Freeze Frame. Ash 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.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

Name OriginEdit

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 PunEdit

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.

SourcesEdit


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