Legendary birds (Adventures)

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Articuno (Japanese: フリーザー Freezer), Zapdos (Japanese: サンダー Thunder), and Moltres (Japanese: ファイヤー Fire) are recurring Legendary Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga who were used by Team Rocket and later caught by Green.

Articuno

Articuno
フリーザー Freezer
Poké Ball
Koga Articuno Adventures.png
Green's Articuno
Debuts in You Know...Articuno!
Caught in Prior to The Last Battle VIII
Caught at Kanto
Gender Genderless
Ability Pressure
Current location Unknown
Articuno
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Articuno (Japanese: フリーザー Freezer) was the first of the Legendary birds to appear. It was caught by Koga and later Green.

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Koga and Articuno

Articuno first appeared in You Know...Articuno!, where Team Rocket was trying to capture it on the Seafoam Islands. Sensing Team Rocket, Articuno covers itself in a shield of ice, immobilizing itself. Red and Harry battle each other, each trying to capture the Freeze Pokémon. Red quickly starts to lose the fight as his Gyara was forced to relive some painful memories of his experimentation at the hands of Team Rocket, causing him to loss control. Seizing the moment, Harry has his Muk attack Gyara, trying to finish the fight before Articuno breaks itself out of the ice. Articuno frees itself from the ice and and begins to flee from Team Rocket, firing off attacks to keep them at bay. Seeing Red struggling against Muk, Articuno fires off a powerful Blizzard, ignoring all of Red's Pokémon and freezing Muk in a block of ice. Defending Red though caused Articuno to use up an extreme amount of energy, allowing it to be captured by Team Rocket. It was revealed in Holy Moltres to have been given to Koga.

Articuno was later used by Koga in The Art of Articuno, in his fight against Red and Blue. Articuno starts the fight with a powerful Blizzard against Blue, followed up by an Ice Beam. Koga then reveals that Articuno is under his complete control thanks to his Soul Badge. Articuno continues its assault, freezing the majority of the room along with Red and Blue. Thinking the battle is done Koga lets his guard down, and is surprised to see that Red and Blue are already unfrozen thanks to Blue's Charizard heating up the room from the outside. Koga is then defeated by a combination attack from Blue's Porygon and Pika.

Soon after the battle, Articuno was called upon by Sabrina's Kadabra and was fused with Zapdos and Moltres with the fusion machine, using Red's Gym Badges as a power source. The three birds were soon separated by a combined attack from Saur, Blue's Charizard, and Blasty. After being separated Articuno was released into the wild.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Green and Articuno

Prior to the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, Green captured Articuno to help her overcome her fear of birds. Articuno was revealed to have been caught by Green in The Last Battle VIII, where she called it out alongside Zapdos and Moltres to battle the Masked Man's Lugia and Ho-Oh. Green then gets onto Moltres's back, while she has Red command Articuno and Blue command Zapdos. The three birds fire off a combination attack against Ho-Oh, who counters with Sacred Fire. Before Ho-Oh is overwhelmed by the Legendary birds Lugia disperses them with an attack. While trying to think of a way to attack the Tower duo, a large group of Pokémon that exited the Azalea Pokémon Center begin grouping around Ho-Oh and Lugia, each sharing the thoughts of stopping evil with their Trainers. The combined efforts of the Pokémon allow Ho-Oh and Lugia to be freed from the Masked Man's control. With Ho-Oh and Lugia gone, Green returns Articuno to its Poké Ball.

Personality and characteristics

Articuno is a caring Pokémon with a high moral compass, shown when it sacrificed its remaining energy to save Red and Gyara from Team Rocket, despite putting itself in danger of being captured. It also showed regret when having to listen to Koga, knowing it was helping an evil cause. Articuno is also a very powerful Pokémon, able to stand its ground against both Lugia and Ho-Oh. Articuno holds its Trainer in high regards, easily listening to her commands and having no problem following her orders to be commanded by another Trainer.

Moves used

Green Articuno Blizzard.png
Using Blizzard
Move First Used In
Blizzard You Know... Articuno!
Ice Beam The Art of Articuno
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Zapdos

Zapdos
サンダー Thunder
Poké Ball
Lt Surge Zapdos Adventures.png
Green's Zapdos
Debuts in Holy Moltres
Caught in Prior to The Last Battle VIII
Caught at Kanto
Gender Genderless
Ability Pressure
Current location Unknown
Zapdos
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Zapdos (Japanese: サンダー Thunder) was the last of the Legendary birds to appear. It was caught by Lt. Surge and later Green.

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Lt. Surge and Zapdos

Zapdos first appeared in Holy Moltres, where it was revealed to have been captured by Lt. Surge in the Power Plant. Zapdos appeared again in Go for the Golbat, where it was used in Lt. Surge's fight against Red. Zapdos was used to charge Lt. Surge's energy supply, which Lt. Surge was immune to thanks to his electric proof under suit. Using its electric energy, Zapdos was used to give the rest of Lt. Surge's Pokémon an infinite amount of energy to attack with. After wearing down Red's Pika, Zapdos was used against Saur, attacking with a powerful Thunder Shock, causing major damage. After evading multiple Razor Leafs, Lt. Surge had Zapdos charge itself up to its max energy, planning to attack the entire battlefield with a devastating Thunder. Right before the move was executed, Red had Saur uses the remaining leafs to cut Lt. Surges under suit, causing the Thunder attack to damage Lt. Surge instead of Red, ending the battle.

Soon after the battle, Zapdos was called upon by Sabrina's Kadabra and was fused with Articuno and Moltres with the fusion machine, using Red's Gym Badges as a power source. The three birds were soon separated by a combined attack from Saur, Blue's Charizard, and Blasty. After being separated Zapdos was released into the wild.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Green and Zapdos

Prior to the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, Green captured Zapdos to help her overcome her fear of birds. Zapdos was revealed to have been caught by Green in The Last Battle VIII, where she called it out alongside Articuno and Moltres to battle the Masked Man's Lugia and Ho-Oh. Green then gets onto Moltres back, while she has Red command Articuno and Blue command Zapdos. The three birds fire off a combination attack against Ho-Oh, who counters with Sacred Fire. Before Ho-Oh is overwhelmed by the Legendary birds Lugia disperses them with an attack. During her fight with Karen atop Moltres's back, Green falls off of Moltres and is saved by Zapdos. While trying to think of a way to attack the Tower duo, a large group of Pokémon that exited the Azalea Pokémon Center begin grouping around Ho-Oh and Lugia, each sharing the thoughts of stopping evil with their Trainers. The combined efforts of the Pokémon allow Ho-Oh and Lugia to be freed from the Masked Man's control. With Ho-Oh and Lugia gone, Green returns Zapdos to its Poké Ball.

Personality and characteristics

Zapdos is a very powerful Pokémon, easily supplying Lt. Surges Electric-types with an infinite amount of energy and was able to stand its ground against both Lugia and Ho-Oh. Zapdos was shown to have little regard for its original Trainer, attacking Lt. Surge with Thunder despite knowing that it would hurt him. Zapdos holds its current Trainer in high regards, easily listening to her commands and having no problem following her orders to be commanded by another Trainer.

Moves used

Green Zapdos Thunder Shock.png
Using Thunder Shock
Move First Used In
ThunderShock Zap! Zap! Zapdos!
Thunder Zap! Zap! Zapdos!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moltres

Moltres
ファイヤー Fire
Poké Ball
Sabrina Moltres Adventures.png
Green's Moltres
Debuts in Holy Moltres
Caught in Prior to The Last Battle VIII
Caught at Mt. Ember
Gender Genderless
Ability Pressure
Current location Unknown
Moltres
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Moltres (Japanese: ファイヤー Fire) was the second of the Legendary birds to appear. It was caught by Sabrina and later Green.

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Sabrina and Moltres

Prior to the start of the series Moltres was captured by Team Rocket at the top of Indigo Plateau and given to Sabrina. Moltres first appeared in Holy Moltres, where it was used by Al to attack Blaine. Once Blaine started to make his escape with Red, Moltres was sent to chase them down. The Flame Pokémon was quickly able to catch up with Blaine's Rapidash and easily withstood the damage from Poli's Water Gun. Moltres then used its overwhelming strength and speed to break Rapidash's Fire Spin and effortlessly dodge Gyara's Hydro Pump. It then countered with a powerful fire attack, burning much of the landscape around it, impressing Red with its strength. Realizing that they are outmatched without a Flying-type, Blaine has Red retreat to his secret laboratory in order to resurrect the ancient Pokémon Aerodactyl. Blaine attempts to keep Moltres at bay with Gyara until Red returned, but is quickly overwhelmed by Moltres's flames. Just when Blaine thinks he's done for, Red returns with Aerodactyl, who catches Moltres off guard with his impressive speed. Red then has Aero attack with Supersonic, while Moltres counters with Flamethrower. The moves collide and Supersonic proves to be more powerful, damaging Moltres's wing. Seeing Moltres at a disadvantage, Al returns Moltres to its Ultra Ball and retreats from the island. Al later heads to Silph Co., returning Moltres to Sabrina.

Moltres was later called upon by Sabrina in A Little Kadabra'll Do It, where it waited for Articuno and Zapdos to be called upon by Sabrina's Kadabra. It was then fused with Articuno and Zapdos with the fusion machine, using Red's Gym Badges as a power source. The three birds were soon separated by a combined attack from Saur, Blue's Charizard, and Blasty. After being separated Moltres was released into the wild.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Green and Moltres

Prior to the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, Green traveled to Mt. Ember and captured Moltres to help her overcome her fear of birds. Moltres was revealed to have been caught by Green in The Last Battle VIII, where she called it out alongside Articuno and Zapdos to battle the Masked Man's Lugia and Ho-Oh. Green then gets onto Moltres's back, while she has Red command Articuno and Blue command Zapdos. The three birds fire off a combination attack against Ho-Oh, who counters with Sacred Fire. Before Ho-Oh is overwhelmed by the Legendary birds Lugia disperses them with an attack. While trying to find an opening to attack, Karen jumps onto Moltres and begins to battle Green on top of Moltres's back. Green is quickly overwhelmed and falls off of Moltres, but is saved by Zapdos. While trying to think of a way to attack the Tower duo, a large group of Pokémon that exited the Azalea Pokémon Center begin grouping around Ho-Oh and Lugia, each sharing the thoughts of stopping evil with their Trainers. The combined efforts of the Pokémon allow Ho-Oh and Lugia to be freed from the Masked Man's control. With Ho-Oh and Lugia gone, Green returns Moltres to its Poké Ball.

Personality and characteristics

Moltres is a very powerful battler, able to take Super effective moves while showing no signs of damage. It was also able to stand its ground against both Lugia and Ho-Oh. Moltres's pure strength impressed Red, as it destroyed a large landscape of forest around it with minimal effort. Moltres is also incredibly fast and agile, easily able to out maneuver any Pokémon that isn't able to fly. Moltres takes great pride in its battling skills, shown to be very satisfied and amused with its advantage over Gyara. Moltres holds its Trainer in high regards, easily listening to her commands.

Moves used

Green Moltres Flamethrower.png
Using Flamethrower
Move First Used In
Flamethrower Holy Moltres
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Thu-Fi-Zer

554Darumaka.png The subject of this article has no official English name.
The name currently in use is a fan romanization of the Japanese name.
Thu-Fi-Zer
サ・ファイ・ザー Thu-Fi-Zer
Ultra Ball
Thu-Fi-Zer.png
Three Legendary birds combined
Debuts in The Winged Legends
Caught at Saffron City
Gender Genderless
Ability Unknown
Nature Unknown
Current location Separated
Thu-Fi-Zer
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

(Japanese: サ・ファイ・ザー Thu-Fi-Zer) was the result of a Team Rocket experiment created by fusing the three Legendary birdsArticuno, Zapdos, and Moltres—in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Prior to the creation of Thu-Fi-Zer, Team Rocket stole an Eevee in order to research the EeveelutionsVaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon—which was a mere beta-test for this creature. To this end, Team Rocket captured Zapdos at the Power Plant, Moltres at the Indigo Plateau, and after its energy reserves were spent on saving Red's Gyara, Articuno was also captured at the Seafoam Islands. With Mewtwo on the run and its creator, Blaine, having defected, this experimental monstrosity was Team Rocket's trump card.

Red's Gym Badges triggered a fusion machine and created this Pokémon when Sabrina's Kadabra called upon Zapdos and Articuno to join Moltres in battle. Red tried battling Thu-Fi-Zer with Saur, but the fused trio sent him flying out of the building with ease. Sabrina commanded it to attack Red, as he served their purpose and could be disposed. Before the creature could attack, Blue interfered with Charizard, only for the two to meet the same fate as Red and Saur. Red came up with a plan to defeat Thu-Fi-Zer, which involved Green's Clefairy—Clefy—to evolve into a Clefable. He accomplished this with the use of a Moon Stone he had obtained on Mt. Moon. After evolving, Clefy attacks Thu-Fi-Zer with Metronome, which resulted in Clefy using Quick Attack to close in on the Legendary bird, and then unleashed a succession of attacks; Comet Punch, Hyper Beam, and Fury Attack. Despite the damage that Thu-Fi-Zer took from this barrage, it was barely hurt and was able to send Red, Blue, and Green flying out of the Silph Co. building with a Sky Attack.

The creature was about to destroy Saffron City until Red, Blue, and Green survived the fall with Saur's vine-woven web. Using their starter Pokémon, they battled with the beast and attacked with Vine Whip, Flamethrower, and Hydro Pump, respectively. In the midst of combat, Red's call for it to attack caused Saur to evolve into a Venusaur, and now stronger than ever, it launched a Solar Beam and the three managed to defeat Thu-Fi-Zer. After being defeated, the three Legendary birds separated into their original forms and fled into the wild.

Personality and characteristics

Thu-Fi-Zer was proven to be unstoppable as it had the combined powers of the three Legendary birds. This was exemplified as it was able to easily knock back Red's Saur without suffering a scratch and was able to take a barrage of attacks from Green's Clefy with little injury. Even Sabrina commented on how she wanted its power.

Moves used

Thu-Fi-Zer Triple Attack.png
Using Thunder, Fire Spin
and Blizzard
Move First Used In
Thunder The Winged Legends
Fire Spin The Winged Legends
Blizzard The Winged Legends
Gust The Winged Legends
Sky Attack The Winged Legends
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

  • In the English language version of Pokémon Adventures, Thu-Fi-Zer does not have an official name. However, Coronis of Serebii.net coined the term "Zapmolcuno," a portmanteau of the Legendary birds' names; this reflects its Japanese name, サ・ファイ・ザー Thu-Fi-Zer, a combination of the Legendary birds' Japanese names Thunder, Fire, and Freezer.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese サ・ファイ・ザー Thu-Fi-Zer From サンダー Thunder (Zapdos), ファイヤー Fire (Moltres), and フリーザー Freezer (Articuno)
Korean 써파이져 Sseo-Pai-Jyeo From 썬더 Sunder (Zapdos), 파이어 Faier (Moltres), and 프리져 Freeser (Articuno)
Vietnamese Thu-Fi-Zer Transliteration of its Japanese name

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