Archeops (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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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
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Weight
70.5 lbs. 32.0 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
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
0
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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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.

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 to take flight with its weak wing muscles. To achieve flight, Archeops must run nearly 25 mph by building up a speed of 2.5 miles. Archeops can hunt more efficiently when on the ground. Archeops is known to be intelligent, hunting for its prey in packs. One Archeops first corners the prey before another swoops down on it. It can outrun even an automobile. It has the intelligence to work with its partners to catch prey. Archeops is extinct but can be revived via fossils. Archeops is omnivorous; along with hunting for prey such as Omanyte, 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

Pokémon Adventures

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 It needs a running start to take off. If Archeops wants to fly, it first needs to run nearly 25 mph, building speed over a course of about 2.5 miles.
Shield Though capable of flight, Archeops was apparently better at hunting on the ground.


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
Evolve Archen


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Fireflow Volcano, Voluca Island Illumina SpotLevel 2
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout (Emmet's)


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 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
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
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 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
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
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 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 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 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

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 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
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 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 090}}90% 5
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 Archeops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Archeops
  • × 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
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#619
 

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


Pokémon GO
  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
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #146
Archeops is a powerful runner, so it can escape from predators even if it’s on the ground. It’s not great at flying, though, and it needs a running start before it takes off.

Evolution

 
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
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  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's body shape also resembles that of a Microraptor, which notably had feathers on its legs, like this 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. Some of the names of this pharaos have hieroglyphs in them which resemble birds and snakes.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese アーケオス Archeos From Archaeopteryx
  French Aéroptéryx From aéro and Archaeopteryx
  Spanish Archeops Same as English name
  German Aeropteryx From aero and Archaeopteryx
  Italian Archeops Same as English name
  Korean 아케오스 Akeos Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 始祖大鳥 / 始祖大鸟 Shǐzǔdàniǎo From 始祖鳥 Shǐzǔniǎo and


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