Archen (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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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
#0566
Archen



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
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
30 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Archen
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
20.9 lbs. 9.5 kg
Archen
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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
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Footprint
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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.

Biology

Archen is a small, bipedal Pokémon 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 was originally believed to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon, though recent research on 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. Archen is capable of jumping despite being unable to fly. In the anime, it was shown that Archen does not like Pokémon food but can grow a special plant with its cries. It enjoys the Berries grown on this plant.

Archen and its evolved form, Archeops, are the only known Pokémon that can have Defeatist as an Ability.

Evolution

Archen evolves into Archeops.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Archen
 Rock  Flying 

 
First evolution
Archeops
 Rock  Flying 


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

Pokémon Adventures

In The Cold Hard Truth, an Archen was seen amongst N's Pokémon friends as he awakened Zekrom. 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 Galar
Crown Tundra #149
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword This Pokémon was successfully restored from a fossil. As research suggested, Archen is unable to fly. But it's very good at jumping.
Shield Archen is said to be the ancestor of bird Pokémon. It lived in treetops, eating berries and bug Pokémon.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


 
Archen in the Alola Pokédex

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
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Giant's Foot
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
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
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Ancient Stronghold (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 452


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 (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 IX, 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

Archen is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
033 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
066 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
099 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
1212 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
1515 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
1818 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
2121 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
2424 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
2727 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3030 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3333 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3636 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
3939 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
4242 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
4545 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15 TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21 TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22 TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24 TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25 TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26 TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30 TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31 TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32 TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40 TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM48 TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM52 TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM54 TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM56 TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58 TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65 TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78 TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM81 TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR10 TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12 TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20 TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26 TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27 TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31 TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32 TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35 TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36 TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37 TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR46 TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR47 TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62 TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR67 TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69 TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75 TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76 TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR83 TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Defog Flying Status —% 15
Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Head Smash* Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
Switcheroo* Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Archen in Generation VIII
  • 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 Archen in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archen
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#618
 

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


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

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Archen
 Rock  Flying 
 
Level 37
 
First evolution
Archeops
 Rock  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  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.
  • Archen and its evolution are the only Flying-type Pokémon in the Water 3 Egg Group.

Origin

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

Name origin

Archen may be derived from Archaeopteryx or the geological eon Archean.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese アーケン Archen From Archaeopteryx and Archean
  French Arkéapti From Archaeopteryx and petit
  Spanish Archen Same as English/Japanese name
  German Flapteryx From flattern and Archaeopteryx
  Italian Archen Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 아켄 Aken Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 始祖小鳥 / 始祖小鸟 Shǐzǔxiǎoniǎo From 始祖鳥 / 始祖鸟 Shǐzǔniǎo and xiǎo
  Cantonese Chinese 始祖小鳥 Chíjóusíuníuh From 始祖鳥 Chíjóuníuh and síu


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