Arctovish (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0882MS.png #0882: Dracovish
Pokémon
#0884: Duraludon 0884MS.png
Arctovish
Fossil Pokémon
ウオチルドン
Uochilldon
#0883
Arctovish



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ice
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Ice Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Slush Rush
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
35 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Arctovish
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
385.8 lbs. 175.0 kg
Arctovish
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
177
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Arctovish
0
HP
0
Atk
2
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
Body03.png
Footprint
F0883.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
50
External Links

Arctovish (Japanese: ウオチルドン Uochilldon) is a dual-type Water/Ice Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It is resurrected from combining a Fossilized Fish and Fossilized Dino, and it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, but it appears to be related to Arctozolt and Dracovish.

Biology

Arctovish is a fish-plesiosaur hybrid fossil Pokémon. The plesiosaur half is colored blue and white. Arctovish has a blue tail with a fin on top. The flippers are colored blue with white patches on the end and with white spots. The fish half is applied upside down. It has a round blue head with black rectangle pupils, and the mouth is located on top of its head. It has white fins connected to its fish head.

It has trouble eating due to its mouth being on top of its head, even though it captures prey by freezing its surroundings. The skin on Arctovish's face is impervious to attacks. It allegedly became extinct despite this due to breathing difficulties, though this is likely not the case due to Arctovish being combined from two separate Pokémon that each had their niches before going extinct.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#377
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Though it's able to capture prey by freezing its surroundings, it has trouble eating the prey afterward because its mouth is on top of its head.
Shield The skin on its face is impervious to attack, but breathing difficulties made this Pokémon go extinct anyway.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Revive from Fossilized Fish and Fossilized Dino by Cara Liss on Route 6
Expansion Pass
Snowslide Slope (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable



Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
505
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
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
077 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1414 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
2121 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2828 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
3535 Aurora Veil Ice Status 0000 00——% 20
4242 Freeze-Dry Ice Special 07070 100100% 20
4949 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 09090% 10
5656 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
6363 Fishious Rend Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
7070 Icicle Crash Ice Physical 08585 09090% 10
7777 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arctovish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arctovish

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08 TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09 TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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
TM27 TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM33 TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35 TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36 TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM45 TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48 TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM51 TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM54 TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55 TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM64 TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM67 TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01 TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03 TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04 TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05 TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06 TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR16 TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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
TR32 TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR46 TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR69 TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74 TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75 TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR97 TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR98 TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arctovish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arctovish

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Arctovish 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 Arctovish in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arctovish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arctovish

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arctovish
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arctovish

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO883.png Base HP: 207 Base Attack: 171 Base Defense: 185
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Powder Snow
Charged Attacks: Brine, Avalanche, Ancient Power

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Arctovish images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Arctovish in the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Arctovish debuted as an image in A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!.

In the manga

 
Arctovish in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Arctovish first appeared in PASS39, where one was restored by Cara Liss.

In the TCG

Main article: Arctovish (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Arctovish, like its counterparts, may be based on the concept of chimera in paleontology, which refers to fossils reconstructed from multiple different species or genus of animals, resulting in an inaccurate and mistaken understanding of the animals's biology. In the case of Arctovish, its top half appears to be based on the fish Dunkleosteus though the frontal pair of fins resemble those possessed by lobe-finned fish such as coelacanths rather than the fins of Dunkleosteus. The upper half may also be based on the Ainiktozoon, an arthropod fossil discovered in Scotland which was reconstructed upside-down. Its bottom half appears to be based on a marine reptile, like a plesiosaur, mosasaur or ichthyosaur. Arctovish and its counterparts may also reference the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, a series of scientifically inaccurate dinosaur sculptures displayed at the Crystal Palace Park.

The Pokédex entries for all the Galarian fossil Pokémon mention them being the cause of their extinction, which may be a reference to the outdated hypothesis that the dinosaurs were evolutionarily inert, which made them get bigger, stupider, and more sluggish, to the point they couldn't sustain themselves.

Arctovish being unable to breed could be a reference to cross-bred animals, which are born infertile (unable to produce offspring).

Name origin

Arctovish may be a combination of arctic, fish, and possibly vicious or Ordovician.

Uochilldon may be a combination of 魚 uo (fish), chill, and -don (common suffix in dinosaur names derived from the Ancient Greek word for tooth).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ウオチルドン Uochilldon From uo, chill, and -don
  French Hydragla From hydro- or Hydre and glagla
  Spanish Arctovish Same as English name
  German Pescryodon From pesce, Kryo-, and -don
  Italian Arctovish Same as English name
  Korean 어치르돈 Eochilldon From 어 (魚) eo, chill, and -don
  Mandarin Chinese 鰓魚海獸 / 鳃鱼海兽 Sāiyúhǎishòu From 鰓 / 鳃 sāi, 魚 / 鱼 , and 海獸 / 海兽 hǎishòu
  Cantonese Chinese 鰓魚海獸 Sōiyùhhóisau From sōi, yùh, and 海獸 hóisau


Related articles

References

External links


  #0882: Dracovish
Pokémon
#0884: Duraludon  
  This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.