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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
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
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Archen
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
20.9 lbs. 9.5 kg
Archen
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
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
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F566.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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 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 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. Archen is capable of jumping despite being unable to fly. 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

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
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.

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

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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal

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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 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
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png 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
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylSkorupiDrapion
TirtougaCarracostaNoibatNoivern
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Farfetch'dSirfetch'dRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
NoibatNoivern Double Team Normal Status —% 15
CorsolaCorsolaCursola Head Smash* Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Farfetch'dFarfetch'dSirfetch'dCorphishCrawdauntSkorupi
Drapion
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
CorphishCrawdaunt 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
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Sw Sh EP 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 
 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
  • 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 Generation VIII
  • 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
Rush566Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
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
566MS8.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, once 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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