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Xerneas
716
ゼルネアス Zeruneasu
716Xerneas
Generation VI
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Fairy  
Species Life Pokémon
Abilities Fairy Aura
Pokédex
Noivern ← 716 → Yveltal
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 148
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
474.0 lbs. 215.0 kg 9'10" 3.0 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F716
Cry

Xerneas (ゼルネアス Zeruneasu) is a Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It is the mascot for Pokémon X. It is Yveltal's counterpart and is a member of the Aura Trio alongside Yveltal and Zygarde.

Biology

Physiology

Xerneas is a quadrupedal stag-like Pokémon with a blue and black coat. Along its back, it has multicolored spots that glow when it is in battle. It has long, gleaming yellow antlers that shine with all of the colors of the spectrum; its antlers resemble the roots of a tree. Its yellow-lined hooves are pointed, and it has a long blue and black tail. When Xerneas is not active, its multicolored antlers stop glowing and turn cyan blue. In the glint of its eyes is the shape of the letter "X", hence the title of the game and when it stands, its body seems to be in the shape of an "X".

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X/Y Team Flare HQ (X only), Trading One
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
X
Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Y
When the horns on its head shine in seven colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.
Omega Ruby
Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Alpha Sapphire
When the horns on its head shine in seven colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
126
Attack
131
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
131
Sp. Def
98
Speed
99
Total
680

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Heal Pulse —% 10 Psychic Status
1 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
1 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
1 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
5 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
10 Aurora Beam 65 100% 20 Ice Special
18 Gravity —% 5 Psychic Status
26 Geomancy —% 10 Fairy Status
35 Moonblast 95 100% 15 Fairy Special
44 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical
51 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
55 Horn Leech 75 100% 10 Grass Physical
59 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
63 Misty Terrain —% 10 Fairy Status
72 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
80 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
88 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
93 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon 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.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Heal Pulse —% 10 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
1 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Type Clever 0
1 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status Type Clever 0
1 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
5 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
10 Aurora Beam 65 100% 20 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥♥
18 Gravity —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
26 Geomancy —% 10 Fairy Status Type Beautiful 0
35 Moonblast 95 100% 15 Fairy Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
44 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
51 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
55 Horn Leech 75 100% 10 Grass Physical Type Tough 0
59 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
63 Misty Terrain —% 10 Fairy Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
72 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
80 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
88 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
93 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
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
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 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
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 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.

Sprites

Version
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Xerneas XY Xerneas XY XerneasInactiveSpriteBack XY
Xerneas Active XY Xerneas Active XY XerneasActiveSpriteBack XY
Xerneas A Shiny XY Xerneas A Shiny XY XerneasInactiveSpriteShinyBack XY
Xerneas B Shiny XY Xerneas B Shiny XY XerneasActiveSpriteShinyBack XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Xerneas (MS017)

Xerneas made its first anime appearance in M17 along with Yveltal and Diancie.

A Xerneas appeared in XY040: Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! where it was first seen by Bonnie and Pikachu. After they were saved by the remaining Team Froakie members and Team Squirtle, the two groups saw it again before it retreated to the forest shadows.

Manga

Main article: Xerxer

Trivia

  • Xerneas is the only legendary Pokémon whose name starts with X.
  • Xerneas resembles the Forest Spirit from Hayao Miyazaki's film Princess Mononoke.
  • Xerneas is the first legendary Fairy-type Pokémon.
  • Xerneas represents life and Yveltal represents destruction.
  • Its X-shaped pupils are rather ironic as in many cartoons crossed-out eyes indicate death.
  • Xerneas has its own signature move, Geomancy, which is the only signature move of a game mascot to be a status move.
  • Xerneas moves along the ground. This could be a reference to the x axis on a graph, being horizontal.
  • Similar to Kyogre, Xerneas' moveset has an advantage over all other members of its trio. Fairy attacks on Yveltal and Zygarde are super effective.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Xerneas is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Geomancy.
  • Xerneas is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Origin

Xerneas may be inspired by a deer, most notably the stag that grazes upon Yggdrasil or perhaps the Cernian Hind of Greek Mythology. It also shares apects of the Tree of Life.

Etymology

Its name may be reference to the Celtic "Horned god", Cernunnos. Its form may be a reference to Norse mythology guardians of the Yggdrasil tree: a bird-like creature that protects the top of the tree, this may be Yveltal, a deer-like creature that protects the soil and trunk of the tree, this may be Xerneas, and a snake-like creature that protects the underworld below the tree is Zygarde. It is referred to be part of Yggdrasil Trio.[1]

Gallery

References