Reshiram is a large white, draconian Pokémon that represents truth (while its counterpart, Zekrom, represents ideals). Reshiram has a slightly mammalian-looking face that resembles that of a white lion. It has a great wispy flowing mane of white feathery fur surrounding its head, striking blue eyes, and several silvery-white rings around its thin, swan-like neck. It has a large cylindrical torch-like tail which functions as a powerful fiery engine. It has with a single silvery band around each of its hands, which are attached to its wings. Its arms are attached to its wings, which are vast and feathery. Its chest feathers resemble the design of the Silver Wing. The lower portion of its body protrudes outward to a point. It has a round belly and thick, powerfully-built legs with three claws on each foot, and a single claw on the back of each foot.
In Movie 14, Reshiram has the same roar as the monster Megaguirus, from the Godzilla franchise. Originally, this roar was Zekrom's, but for Movie 14, Zekrom was given the roar of Baragon, also from the Godzilla franchise. Megaguirus' roar had previously been used in Movie 11 when Zero's fighter released an attack.
Reshiram also appears in a Dream World minigame; if the WIFI Reshiram from the White version game is sent to the Dream World, in the special home Victini appears to the player, and in the minigame's intro, Victini fails to destroy the barrier alone, so the player must ask his/her WIFI Reshiram to help destroy the barrier by collecting power ups, and at the end, Reshiram destroys the barrier by using a flame attack.
It protects the PokéPark in PokéPark 2 while Zekrom protects Wish Park.
In Hyperdimension Neptunia, a DLC weapon for Ram, the Staff of Ideals, is based on Reshiram when fused with Kyurem.