Archy was first seen in Slugging It Out with Slugma at Mt. Mortar when Crystal was training to become a capture pro. During her training, Archy was a wild Pokémon out of control due to an eye injury from a Larvitar. Due to his attack, Crystal fell and broke her arms. When she later awoke, a group of wild Pokémon helped her recover. After figuring out what happened, she went looking for Arcanine to see what caused his rampage. When she found him, she noticed his eye and had Parasect nurse his eye back to health. Noticing that he was not naturally aggressive, Crystal decided to add him to her team.
Archy then showed up alongside Crystal's other Pokémon to help prove her capturing skills to Professor Oak.
In Suddenly Suicune II, Archy battled Suicune to try and help Crystal capture it. After failing the capture, Crystal sends Archy and Bonee after it. Bonee rides on Archy and uses False Swipe while Archy tackles it. While it appears Suicune blocked, it soon became obvious that a translucent wall between Suicune and Bonee was made. Archy, alongside Crystal and Bonee, attempt to keep the wall from closing but in the end Suicune closes it and escapes.
In Lively Larvitar, Archy helped with Crystal's training on Mt. Mortar. Suddenly, Archy growls, and the Larvitar that injured him before appears. It then begins attacking Archy, while targeting the right side where he has trouble seeing. Due to this Archy is quickly defeated and Megaree finishes the battle for him.
In Pleased as Punch With Parasect, Archy battled Team Rocket Executive Ariana and her Gloom, attacking with a powerful Flamethrower. Despite putting up a good fight, he was recalled when Crystal left the battle to chase Arceus.
Personality and characteristics
Archy is a very quick-tempered Pokémon and often rushes into battle using his incredible speed. Archy has proven to be a strong battler and is Crystal's main mode of transportation. Due to a Larvitar attacking him he has bad eyesight on the right side. This can be used to his disadvantage, as Pokémon aware of this weakness are able to use this to win against the Legendary Pokémon despite Archy being the stronger Pokémon.
| Using Ember
| A † shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
- Archy is the only one of Crystal's Pokémon whose nickname does not end with 'ee'. However, he was known as "Arckee" in Chuang Yi's translations, which corresponds with the naming pattern.
|| ウインぴょん Winpyon
|| From ウインディ Windie and ～ぴょん -pyon
|| From Arcanine
|| From Arcanine and -ee
|| From Arcanin (Arcanine) and -ou
|| From Arkani (Arcanine)
|| From Arcanine
| European Spanish
|| From Arcanine and -peon
| Latin American Spanish
|| From Arcanine and -pion
|| 윈뿅 Winppyong
|| From 윈디 Windi and ～뿅 -pyong
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 風速蹦跳 Fēngsùbèngtiào*
||From 風速狗 Fēngsùgǒu and ～蹦跳 -bèngtiào
| 阿风 Ā Fēng*
| From 风速狗 Fēngsùgǒu |
From 风速狗 Fēngsùgǒu and ～蹦 -bèng
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 奉神蹦跳 Fuhngsàhnbaahngtiu
|| From 奉神犬 Fuhngsàhnhyún and ～蹦跳 -baahngtiu
||From Arcanine and -chi
||Transliteration of Japanese name
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Arcanine.