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Carracosta #565: Carracosta
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#567: Archeops Archeops
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Archen (disambiguation).
Archen
First Bird Pokémon
アーケン
Archen
#566
Archen



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Defeatist Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Flying and Water 3
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Archen
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
20.9 lbs. 9.5 kg
Archen
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
71
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Archen
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F566.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Archen (Japanese: アーケン Archen) is a dual-type Rock/Flying Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It is resurrected from a Plume Fossil and evolves into Archeops starting at level 37.

Contents

Biology

Archen is a small, bipedal creature with mixed reptilian and avian traits. Its large, red head is covered in discernible scales, and its neck has blue and red feathers. Its body is covered in untidy, sallow feathers, and it has blue, clawed wings. It has short, thin legs, and a twig-like tail that bears a diamond-shaped blue feather. It has wide white eyes with black pupils and no irises.

Archen is extinct, but can be revived from fossils. It is believed to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon, though recent research of this claim suggests otherwise. Its wings are small and cannot be used for flying; instead, Archen roost on trees, hop branch to branch and glide through long distances to snatch prey. In the anime, it was shown Archen does not like Pokémon food, but can grow a special plant with its cries. It enjoys the Berries grown on this plant.

In the anime

Archen in the anime

Major appearances

Archen debuted in Archeops In The Modern World!, when a female one was revived by Fennel and Professor Juniper. She later evolved into an Archeops in the same episode.

Minor appearances

Multiple Archen appeared in the opening sequence of Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Multiple Archen appeared in flashbacks in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1 and Part 2.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

An Archen was seen amongst N's Pokémon friends as he awakened Zekrom in The Cold Hard Truth. He evolved before N challenged Alder.

In the TCG

Main article: Archen (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #072
Unova
B2W2: #128
Black Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
White Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
Black 2 It was revived from an ancient fossil. Not able to fly, it lived in treetops and hopped from one branch to another.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
Y Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
Omega Ruby Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #192
Alola
USUM: #239
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It is the ancestor of all bird Pokémon. Archen itself could not actually fly but moved by hopping from treetop to treetop.
Moon To all appearances flightless, it was able to glide down from tall treetops to snag its prey.
Ultra Sun Once thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon, some of the latest research suggests that may not be the case.
Ultra Moon Restored from a fossil, this ancient bird Pokémon has wings but can't yet fly.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Plume Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Plume Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Generation VI
X Y
Revive from Plume Fossil at the Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
Omega Ruby
Revive from Plume Fossil at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Receive Plume Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Receive Plume Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Moon
Revive from Plume Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Revive from Plume Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank, World Axle - B2F
MD GTI
Desolate Canyon (1F-7F), Mountain Pass (1F-7F), Inflora Forest (1F-8F), Breezy Meadow (1F-8F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Pokémon Outbreak!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 6
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 452
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Ancient Stronghold (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Archen Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Yache Berry Yache Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
401
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Archen's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT566.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#618
Shuffle566.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO566.png Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 213 Base Defense: 89
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Archen Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Quick Attack, Wing Attack
Charged Attacks: Dragon Claw, Ancient Power, Crunch

Evolution

566Archen.png
Unevolved
Archen
 Rock  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 37
567Archeops.png
First evolution
Archeops
 Rock  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 566.png Spr b 5b 566.png Spr 5b 566.png Spr b 5b 566.png
Spr 5b 566 s.png Spr b 5b 566 s.png Spr 5b 566 s.png Spr b 5b 566 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 566.png Spr b 6x 566.png Spr 6x 566.png Spr b 6x 566.png
Spr 6x 566 s.png Spr b 6x 566 s.png Spr 6x 566 s.png Spr b 6x 566 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 566.png Spr b 7s 566.png Spr 7s 566.png Spr b 7s 566.png
Spr 7s 566 s.png Spr b 7s 566 s.png Spr 7s 566 s.png Spr b 7s 566 s.png
Front Back Front Back
566MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Archen images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same Egg Group combination as Archen and its evolution.
  • Archen is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 401.
  • Archen and its evolution are the only Fossil Pokémon without Hidden Abilities.
  • Archen is the smallest and lightest Fossil Pokémon.

Origin

Archen appears to draw inspiration from Archaeopteryx, believed by scientists to be the earliest of all birds, also referenced by its species as the "First Bird" Pokémon.

Name origin

Archen is derived from Archaeopteryx or the geological eon Archean.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アーケン Archen From Archaeopteryx
France Flag.png French Arkéapti From Archaeopteryx and petit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Archen Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Flapteryx From flattern and Archaeopteryx
Italy Flag.png Italian Archen Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아켄 Aken Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 始祖小鳥 / 始祖小鸟 Shǐzǔxiǎoniǎo From 始祖鳥 Shǐzǔniǎo and xiǎo


Related articles

External links


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