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".
|X/Y||Team Flare HQ (X only)||One|
|Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.|
|When the horns on its head shine in seven colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.|
|Leveling Generation VI|
|1||Heal Pulse||-||-%||10|| Status
|1||Take Down||90||85%||20|| Physical
|5||Light Screen||-||-%||30|| Status
|10||Aurora Beam||65||100%||20|| Special
|51||Night Slash||70||100%||15|| Physical
|55||Horn Leech||75||100%||10|| Physical
|59||Psych Up||-||-%||10|| Status
|63||Misty Terrain||-||-%||10|| Status
|72||Nature Power||-||-%||20|| Status
|80||Close Combat||120||100%||5|| Physical
|88||Giga Impact||150||90%||5|| Physical
|X||Y||Omega Ruby||Alpha Sapphire||Back|
- Xerneas is the second Pokémon to have a name to start with X, the first one being Xatu.
- Xerneas is the only legendary Pokémon whose name starts with X.
- Xerneas bears a resemblance to the Legendary Pokemon Yveltal due to the fact that its legs are of a similar form, and there is also a resemblance to Sawsbuck since it of course is deer-like; it has similar antlers, except Xerneas has multiple points, some of which are small, some multicolored, and some that branch off like a tree. Sawsbuck, underneath its seasonal flares, only has two rather low-key racks of antlers.
- Xerneas resembles the Forest Spirit from Hayao Miyazaki's film Princess Mononoke.
- Xerneas is the first legendary -type Pokémon.
- Xerneas represents life and Yveltal represents destruction.
- Xerneas has its own signature move, "Geomancy".
EtymologyIts 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.