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Archen #566: Archen
Pokémon
#568: Trubbish Trubbish
Archeops
First Bird Pokémon
アーケオス
Archeos
#567
Archeops



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
4'07" 1.4 m
Archeops
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
70.5 lbs. 32.0 kg
Archeops
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
177
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Archeops
0
HP
2
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
F567.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Archeops (Japanese: アーケオス Archeos) is a dual-type Rock/Flying Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Archen starting at level 37, after it is revived from a Plume Fossil.

Contents

Biology

Archeops is a large, avian Pokémon that bears traits of both birds and reptiles. Its featherless, scaly snake-like head is red with a green stripe running along the top. Its mouth is filled with sharp teeth. Its eyes are white with black pupils and no irises. Its body is covered with frayed-looking, yellow and blue feathers designed for flight on its arms and legs enabling all four of its limbs to act as wings. All of these "wings" bear sharp claws. It has a ring of smaller green feathers on the ankles. Its tail is completely red and featherless except for a fan of blue feathers at the end, and as with the Archaeopterygiformes, it has fully-movable vertebrae in its tail instead of a pygostyle. Its plumage is very delicate.

It is capable of flying, but is more adept at running, taking a running start in order to take flight with its weak wing muscles. It can outrun even an automobile. It has the intelligence to work with its partners in order to catch prey. Archeops is extinct, but can be revived via fossils. Archeops is omnivorous; along with hunting for prey, it has been seen eating fruit in the anime.

In the anime

Archeops in the anime

Major appearances

Archeops debuted in Archeops In The Modern World!, including one that evolved from a revived female Archen. The female Archeops reappeared in a flashback in Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!.

Minor appearances

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

Multiple Archeops appeared in a flashback in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1. They then physically appeared in the second part.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

N befriended an Archeops when it was an Archen. It participated in N's battle against Alder in The Lesson Ends Here.

In the TCG

Main article: Archeops (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #073
Unova
B2W2: #129
Black They are intelligent and will cooperate to catch prey. From the ground, they use a running start to take flight.
White It runs better than it flies. It catches prey by running at speeds comparable to those of an automobile.
Black 2 It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25 mph.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They are intelligent and will cooperate to catch prey. From the ground, they use a running start to take flight.
Y It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25 mph.
Omega Ruby They are intelligent and will cooperate to catch prey. From the ground, they use a running start to take flight.
Alpha Sapphire It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25 mph.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #193
Alola
USUM: #240
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Although apparently able to fly, they tended to run along the ground, averaging speeds of roughly 25 mph.
Moon They hunted in flocks. When one Archeops had the prey cornered, another would swoop on it.
Ultra Sun This ancient Pokémon's plumage is delicate, so if anyone other than an experienced professional tries to restore it, they will fail.
Ultra Moon Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, the muscles it uses to flap its wings are still weak, so it needs a long runway in order to take off.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #150
Sword
Shield

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Archen
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Archen
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Archen
Omega Ruby
Evolve Archen
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Moon
Evolve Archen
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Archen
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: World Axle - B2F
MD GTI
Hazy Pass (Gilded Hall), Stompstump Peak (Gilded Hall), Desolate Canyon (Gilded Hall), Forest Grotto (Gilded Hall), Tempting Path (Gilded Hall), Forest of Shadows (1F-14F), Daybreak Ridge (Gilded Hall), Ochre Quarry (Gilded Hall), Grove of Whispers (Gilded Hall), Freezing Pillar (1F-14F), Canyon Foot (1F-9F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Pokémon Outbreak! (Boss), Conductor Room: King of the Sky
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: Archeops Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Third release)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Ancient Stronghold (Back Boss)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
567
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
011 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
011 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
4141 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
4646 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
5151 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archeops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archeops
  • 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 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
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
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 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
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
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 Archeops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archeops
  • 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 
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 Archeops 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 Archeops in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archeops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archeops
  • 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 IoA Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh IoA Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
Sw Sh IoA Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archeops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archeops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Archeops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archeops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

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

BT567.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#619
Shuffle567.png

Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
GO567.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 292 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Steel Wing, 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 567.png Spr b 5b 567.png Spr 5b 567.png Spr b 5b 567.png
Spr 5b 567 s.png Spr b 5b 567 s.png Spr 5b 567 s.png Spr b 5b 567 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 567.png Spr b 6x 567.png Spr 6x 567.png Spr b 6x 567.png
Spr 6x 567 s.png Spr b 6x 567 s.png Spr 6x 567 s.png Spr b 6x 567 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 567.png Spr b 7s 567.png Spr 7s 567.png Spr b 7s 567.png
Spr 7s 567 s.png Spr b 7s 567 s.png Spr 7s 567 s.png Spr b 7s 567 s.png
Front Back Front Back
567MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Archeops images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Archeops is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 567.
    • It is also the only Pokémon whose base stat total matches its National Pokédex number.
    • This number is also part of the Dewey Decimal number 567.9, the number for feathered dinosaurs.
  • No other Pokémon has the same Egg Group combination as Archeops and its pre-evolution.
  • Archeops and its pre-evolution are the only Fossil Pokémon without Hidden Abilities.

Origin

Archeops appears to draw inspiration from the Archaeopteryx, once believed by scientists to be the earliest of all birds; this is also referenced by its species as the "First Bird" Pokémon. It may also be based on the Feathered Serpents of ancient Mesoamerican mythologies, as well as European dragons in general.

Name origin

Archeops and Archeos may be derived from Archaeopteryx and the suffix -ops, which is common in dinosaur names.

Archeops may also be from Cheops, the Greek name for Egyptian pharaoh Khufu.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アーケオス Archeos From Archaeopteryx
France Flag.png French Aéroptéryx From aero and Archaeopteryx
Spain Flag.png Spanish Archeops Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Aeropteryx From aero and Archaeopteryx
Italy Flag.png Italian Archeops Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아케오스 Akeos Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 始祖大鳥 / 始祖大鸟 Shǐzǔdàniǎo From 始祖鳥 Shǐzǔniǎo and


Related articles

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