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Articuno
フリーザー Freezer
#144
144Articuno
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Ice Flying
Species
Freeze Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure Snow Cloak
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#144
Johto
#240
Hoenn
#299
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-298
Height
5'07"
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
122.1 lbs.
Imperial
55.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body09
Footprint
 F144 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 81 cycles
(20655 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 215 Battle Exp.: 2151*

Articuno (Japanese: フリーザー Freezer) is a dual-type Ice/Flying legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Zapdos and Moltres, it is one of the three legendary birds of Kanto.

Biology

Physiology

Articuno takes the form of a large bird with predominantly blue plumage. Its coloring is a cyan on its long streamer-like tail and head crest. Its head crest is simple, consisting of three rhombus-shaped feathers on its forehead. Its body is a sky blue, growing lighter on its chest and belly. Its most distinctive feature is its large wings, which look like they are made of ice. It has a small gray beak and thin, similarly colored legs.

Gender differences

Articuno is a genderless species.

Special abilities

When Articuno flaps its wings, it can chill the moisture in the air around it, making snow fall.

Behavior

Articuno is one of the legendary birds of Kanto. Articuno is more passive than its counterparts are; due to its isolation in the highest mountains, Articuno dislikes battling. It also flies from icy mountain to icy mountain. It is a poorly understood species, believed by many to be pure myth. According to legend, it appears before doomed travelers lost in icy regions. It is impossible to tell if these are valid sightings, as doomed travelers would have no way of passing on their story of the sighting, or merely delusions of the dying. It is described as being spectacular in flight: with its long tail streaming behind it, and its wings shining like ice. It is said to cause snow to fall when it flies, and has the potential ability to create blizzards.

Habitat

Rare

Rare Pokémon

Articuno lives in cold, isolated locations, such as mountain peaks. Articuno are known to roost inside the Seafoam Islands of Kanto. Articuno is an extremely rare Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
One of the legendary bird Pokémon. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.
Generation II
Johto
The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
One Seafoam Islands
Generation II
Johto
None Trade

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 580   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 125.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
00Start 00Start Gust Flying Special 04040 100}}100% 35
00Start 00Start Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100}}100% 25
088 088 Mist Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 30
1515 1515 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100}}100% 30
2222 2222 Mind Reader Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 5
2929 2929 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
3636 3636 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
4343 4343 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
5050 5050 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
5757 5757 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
6464 6464 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 30
7171 7171 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
7878 7878 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 —}}—% 5
8585 8585 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
N/AN/A 9292 Hurricane Flying Special 120120 070}}70% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Articuno obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM05 Roar Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM33 Reflect Psychic Status —% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 60 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 40 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite HM02 Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Articuno in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Articuno in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Articuno can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Articuno cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

144
Does not evolve
Articuno
 Ice  Flying 

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
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