Articuno (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Articuno (disambiguation).
Articuno
Freeze Pokémon
Cruel Pokémon
フリーザー
Freezer
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Articuno
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
Galarian Articuno



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ice Flying
Articuno
Psychic Flying
Galarian Articuno
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure
Articuno
Competitive
Galarian Articuno
Cacophony
Snow Cloak
Articuno Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Articuno
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
80 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Articuno
0'0" 0 m
Galarian Articuno
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
122.1 lbs. 55.4 kg
Articuno
112.2 lbs. 50.9 kg
Galarian Articuno
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
215
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
261
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Articuno
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Galarian Articuno
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
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
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Footprint
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Galarian Articuno
Pokédex color
Blue
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
35
External Links

Articuno (Japanese: フリーザー Freezer) is a dual-type Ice/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

In Galar, Articuno has a dual-type Psychic/Flying regional form, introduced in The Crown Tundra expansion of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. Neither Kantonian Articuno nor Galarian Artitcuno are known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Zapdos and Moltres, it is one of the three legendary birds of Kanto.

Biology

Articuno is a large avian Pokémon with predominantly sky blue plumage and wings said to be made of ice. On its forehead is a crest that consists of three, darker blue rhombus-shaped feathers. It has circular red eyes, a short gray beak, and long, thin gray legs. Each foot has three forward-facing digits and one facing backward. On its chest is a mass of white, downy feathers. Its long, streamer-like tail is longer than its body and the same shade of blue as its crest.

Articuno has the power to control ice at will. When Articuno flaps its wings, it can chill the moisture in the air around it, making snow fall. It flies from icy mountain to icy mountain. According to legend, it appears before doomed travelers lost in icy regions. As seen in the anime, Articuno sometimes aids travelers and guides them to safety. Articuno lives in cold, isolated locations such as snowy mountains filled with permafrost. Articuno loves Articuno Treats made by Snacksworth, who once encountered and sang with it in the past.

Articuno is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Shadow Chill.

Forms

 
Galarian Articuno firing beams from its eyes

Articuno has a regional form: Galarian Articuno.

In Galar, Articuno has a distinct appearance. Its main body has lavender coloration with a black marking covering its chest. Its feet are black with lavender talons. The three feathers of its crest, which are longer, fused, and folded to the back, have the same purple color as its beak and tail. Its eyes glow light blue, appear to be mostly closed, and are surrounded by a black, mask-like facial disc. When Articuno utilizes its psychic power, the entire mask glows the same color as its eyes, as do the white, feather-like blades of condensed psychic power at the edges of its wings.

Galarian Articuno keeps itself airborne with its psychic power, almost never having to use its wings for this purpose. Instead, the blades on its wings can be used to slice through iron as easily as paper. Its eyes can fire beams of psychic energy that leave its opponents stuck in place as if frozen solid — this is what earns this Pokémon the name of its Kantonian counterpart. It also has the ability to create mirages of itself in order to fool its opponent and escape. Its elegant and refined movements belie a cold and callous personality. It is constantly migrating around the world but can be found in the Crown Tundra once every few decades congregating with the other birds at the Dyna Tree to eat its fruits.[1]

Galarian Articuno is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Freezing Glare.

In the anime

Main series

 
Articuno in the anime

Major appearances

Articuno (M02)

Articuno debuted in The Power of One, where Lawrence III sought it, along with the other two legendary birds and their master Lugia, for his own personal collection.

Articuno (Johto)

Articuno made its main series debut in Moving Pictures, where one was seen flying in the distance. The next episode featured Articuno in the same capacity. Todd had gone to search for Articuno in the Johto region so he could add its photograph to his photo album. In Freeze Frame, he followed it to Snowtop Mountain, where he finally took a snapshot of it.

Noland's Articuno

In Numero Uno Articuno and The Symbol Life, Frontier Brain Noland was revealed to have befriended a wild Articuno that he uses against challengers. He accepted Ash's challenge, and Articuno battled Charizard; it was eventually defeated.

Other

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, the Mirage Master briefly used a Mirage Articuno.

In Battling in the Freezing Raid!, Ash, Goh, Gary, and Horace faced an Articuno in a Raid Battle at the Seafoam Islands.

Minor appearances

In An EGG-sighting Adventure!, Team Rocket's fantasy featured an Articuno.

An Articuno appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, an Articuno was flying across the sky.

An Articuno appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

An Articuno appeared in a fantasy in An Electrifying Rage!.

In the ending credits of I Choose You!, Sorrel and his Lucario witnessed an Articuno flying overhead whilst in a snowy environment.

A silhouetted Articuno appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

A shadowed Articuno appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP187 Articuno Ash's Pokédex Articuno, the Freeze Pokémon. This Legendary Pokémon, with wings like thin sheets of ice, is believed to possess the ability to freeze water vapor and create snow.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG135 Articuno May's Pokédex Articuno, the Freeze Pokémon. Articuno lives deep within mountain ranges, and is said to be able to fly by gracefully waving its tail.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN102 Articuno Goh's Rotom Phone Articuno, the Freeze Pokémon. An Ice and Flying type. Articuno is a Legendary Pokémon who can control ice. It's said to inhabit snowy mountains covered in permafrost.

Pokémon Origins

 
Articuno in Pokémon Origins

In File 4: Charizard, Red caught an Articuno in Seafoam Islands. He later used it in his battle with Mewtwo, but it was easily defeated.

GOTCHA!

An Articuno briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In The Gathering of Stars, a Galarian Articuno was seen in the Crown Tundra.

In the manga

 
Galarian Articuno in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

An Articuno appears in One Half Of A Poké Ball.

Main article: Noland's Articuno

Noland's Articuno appears in Off To The Battle Frontier!!.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Articuno (M02)

Articuno appeared in the manga adaptation of The Power of One.

Articuno also appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of the same movie.

Magical Pokémon Journey

Articuno appears in The Legendary Articuno!. It lives atop a mountain used by a ski resort and is rumored to spirit away the lives of lost travelers, but in reality, it is a friendly Pokémon that runs a Snowcone shop. Pikachu, Clefairy and Jigglypuff enter a Snowcone-eating contest at Articuno's shop, and Articuno also rescues an injured Hazel.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Articuno (Adventures)
Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Articuno first appeared in You know... Articuno!, where it was chased by a group of Team Rocket Grunts at Seafoam Islands. Although it managed to defeat their Muk, it spent so much energy in doing this that it was soon caught by the Grunts and placed under Team Rocket Commander Koga's possession. He later used it to battle Blue and Red at Silph Co., where it froze both of them. However, Blue's Charizard quickly melted them, allowing Red and Blue to defeat Koga. Articuno was later merged with Zapdos and Moltres into a combination Pokémon that was defeated by Red, Blue, and Green, causing it to split up again and freeing the legendary birds.

Green later caught Articuno before the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc as a part of overcoming her fear of birds. She used it and the other legendary birds to battle Lugia and Ho-Oh in Ilex Forest.

  Spoilers end here.  

A Galarian Articuno first appeared in PASS36.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

An Articuno appeared in ABM01.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

In The Legendary Pokémon Appears!, an Articuno appeared at the Violet Gym during Gold's Gym battle against Falkner, joining the battle on the Gym Leader's side. With the help of a Pikachu that appeared from a time tunnel, Gold was able to damage the legendary bird enough for it to leave and thus admit defeat.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

An Articuno appeared in GDZ24.

An Articuno appeared in GDZ52, under the ownership of Nagi.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

An Articuno appeared in Battle in a Bitter Cold Land!!. It reappeared in a flashback in Why I Became a Pokémon. The Answer Finally Revealed!!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Articuno debuted in Will You Risk Your Life To Play The Magic Game?!. It was caught by Red in the next chapter.

An Articuno appeared in Get Lugia!.

Pokémon Zensho

A silhouette of an Articuno appeared in PZ07.

Blaine caught an Articuno with Satoshi's help in PZ08.

In the TCG

Main article: Articuno (TCG)

Merchandise

Articuno was one of the first four Pokémon designs revealed when the Pokémon 151 brand was first announced. In the shirt design, an Articuno is rising out of the right side with the number 144 on its chest.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Poké Ball, Articuno will use a Blizzard attack that freezes any opponent that is caught in it for a few seconds.

Trophy information

"Clouds gather, the barometer plunges, and fresh snow falls from the frigid air when this legendary Pokémon takes wing. Graceful and elegant, it boasts long tail feathers that flap in the wind and are lovely to behold. As would be expected, its combat moves are based on its cold nature; they include Ice Beam and Blizzard."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Articuno reappears as a trophy in the 3DS game, but not the Wii U edition.

Trophy information

 
Articuno trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

NA: The air around Articuno is always cool, and it can make snow fall on even the hottest of days. It must be the perfect Pokémon to have around in summer! Then again, do you really want to be the one to use a legendary bird Pokémon as an ice machine? Let's just think this through for a minute.

PAL: The air around Articuno is always cool, and it can make snow fall on even the hottest of days. It must be the perfect Pokémon to have around in summer! Then again, do you really want to be the one to use a legendary bird Pokémon as an ice machine? You'd just get the cold shoulder from the whole Pokémon community.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Articuno appears as a Spirit alongside Zapdos and Moltres.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

In Japanese, the wording 「でんせつの れいとうポケモン」 (Legendary Freezing Pokémon) is found in the Pokédex entry from Pokémon Blue and LeafGreen. This is a reference to Articuno's category (English: Freeze Pokémon; Japanese: れいとうポケモン). However, in the English version of LeafGreen, this was changed to "legendary bird Pokémon" instead, which is an expression also found in several other Pokédex entries of the three legendary birds.

Generation I Kanto
#144
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Blue
Yellow A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.
Stadium A legendary bird Pokémon with long and distinctive tail feathers. Said to appear if you are freezing on a snowy mountain.
Generation II Johto
#235
Gold The magnificent, seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
Silver One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Crystal Legendary bird Pokémon. As it flies through the sky, it cools the air, causing snow to fall.
Stadium 2 The magnificent, seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#144
Ruby Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
Sapphire
Emerald Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
FireRed One of the legendary bird Pokémon. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.
LeafGreen A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#240
Diamond A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
SoulSilver One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
White
Black 2 A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #151
Hoenn
#—
X A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Y A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Omega Ruby Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#144
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #202
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It's said that this Pokémon's beautiful blue wings are made of ice. Articuno flies over snowy mountains, its long tail fluttering along behind it.
Shield This Pokémon can control ice at will. Articuno is said to live in snowy mountains riddled with permafrost.
Brilliant Diamond This legendary bird Pokémon can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Shining Pearl
Galarian Articuno
Sword Its feather-like blades are composed of psychic energy and can shear through thick iron sheets as if they were paper.
Shield Known as Articuno, this Pokémon fires beams that can immobilize opponents as if they had been frozen solid.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Yellow
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Roaming Sinnoh (Only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Sea Spirit's Den* (Only one) (if the player chose Chespin)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one) (Kantonian Form)
Roaming Crown Tundra (Only one) (Galarian Form)
Brilliant Diamond
Trade (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Galarian Form)
Shining Pearl
Ramanas Park (Kanto Room) (requires Kanto Slate) (Only one) (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Galarian Form)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade (Kantonian Form)
Pokémon HOME (Galarian Form)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Glaseado Mountain after receiving the Articuno Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Solo Quest) (Kantonian Form)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Cave
Pinball
Red Field: Seafoam Islands
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Frosty Grotto (5F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Avalanche (Peak)
MD Sky
Mt. Avalanche (Peak)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode S)
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Glacier: World Axle - B2F (post-ending)
Conquest
Nixtorm (special)
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Race against the Clock (Reward), Verdant Plaza: Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 5
Rumble World
Dark Land: Ice Floe Island (Special Boss)
Super MD
Blue Point
Picross
Area 22: Stage 09
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Castform Sea, Aegislash Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Greninja Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Frosty Forest (14F)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX4
Event: Articuno Appears
Masters EX
Master Fair sync pair scout: Bede (Champion) & Articuno (Galarian Form), Red (Champion) & Articuno (Kantonian Form)


In events

Articuno
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Articuno English United States 50  November 30 to December 20, 2001;
February 15 to 21, 2002
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Articuno English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno English United Kingdom 70 June 10, 2006;
October 14 to November 19, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno Italian Italy 70 June 23 to 25, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno Spanish Spain 70 June 27 to August 27, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Articuno English United States 70 August 8, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno German Germany 70 September 24 to November 5, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Articuno French France 70 September 26, 2006
XYORAS Pokémon Scrap Articuno Japanese region Online 70 March 1 to August 31, 2016
XYORAS Aldora Articuno PAL region Online 70 March 11 to September 30, 2016
ORAS Movie Articuno Korean region Online 70 May 2 to July 31, 2016
XYORAS Aldora Articuno American region Online 70 May 3 to August 31, 2016
Galarian Articuno
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Crown Tundra's Shiny Galarian Articuno All Online 70  February 21, 2022 onwards

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue*   BrightPowder (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Articuno
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
580
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 125.
Galarian Articuno
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
580
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/21 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Articuno

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Galarian Articuno

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Articuno
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
055 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2020 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2525 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3030 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
3535 Freeze-Dry Ice Special 07070 100100% 20
4040 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00——% 10
5555 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
6060 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
6565 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
7070 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 03030% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Galarian Articuno
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
055 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1010 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
2020 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2525 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3030 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
3535 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100100% 20
4040 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Freezing Glare Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
5555 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
6060 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
6565 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
7070 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno

By TM

Articuno
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM040  TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM046  TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM113  TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM160  TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM164  TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM187  TM187 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM212  TM212 Triple Axel Ice Physical 02020 090}}90% 10
TM216  TM216 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Galarian Articuno
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM040  TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM113  TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM160  TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM164  TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM217  TM217 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM228  TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Articuno

By breeding

Articuno
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Articuno
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Galarian Articuno
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Articuno
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Articuno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Articuno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Articuno

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 30%
Friend Area: Legendary Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP I represent the power of ice! I always fight at full power!
26%-50% HP My health is down by half. I must be careful.
1%-25% HP I feel faint... My coldness is weakening...
Level up Leveled up! My coldness increased!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 50%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Boss of Blue Point
Connected to: Moltres
Connection Orb Set: 20

Phrases
Normal I can manipulate ice! I'll help you with the sheer power of cold!
Low HP (< 50%) We are nowhere near the end…
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ice
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Ice
Field move:
(present)
 
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-298
It surrounds itself with blizzards when in danger.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.05 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★★ Move: Blizzard
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Frostbite
Defense: ★★★★★
Speed: ★★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Mitsuhide
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ice
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 70 - 140   20

#149
 

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
  Swappable Skill(s): Freeze


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 207 Base Attack: 192 Base Defense: 236
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Frost Breath, Ice Shard*
Charged Attacks: Ice Beam, Icy Wind, Blizzard, Ancient Power*, Triple Axel*, Hurricane, Frustration , Return 

Galarian Articuno

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 207 Base Attack: 250 Base Defense: 197
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Psycho Cut, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Brave Bird, Future Sight, Ancient Power

Evolution data

Articuno

 
Unevolved
Articuno
 Ice  Flying 



Galarian Articuno

 
Unevolved
Articuno
Galarian Form
 Psychic  Flying 



Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Cross-Generation
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  For other sprites and images, please see Articuno images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Engraving of Articuno (top right) in Pokémon Emergency!
  • Galarian Articuno shares its category with Liepard. They are both known as the Cruel Pokémon.
  • In the second episode of the anime, there is an engraving on a wall in the Viridian City Pokémon Center that depicts the legendary birds. Ash mistakes the Articuno engraving as Ho-Oh. While the blue coloration of the stone indicates the Ice type, and the wings and crest feathers are those of Articuno, the multiple tail feathers look nothing like Articuno's tail, being more similar in appearance to those of Ho-Oh.
  • In Red, Blue, and Yellow, as well as FireRed and LeafGreen, there are binoculars in the gate separating Fuchsia City from Route 15, through which Articuno can be seen flying toward the sea. It is still visible in the binoculars even if it is captured or defeated in the Seafoam Islands.
  • In the opening of Spring Fever, Todd points out a tall mountain that is Articuno's home. This mountain is, on the outside, the same as Ice Island, Articuno's home in The Power of One.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Articuno is the only one in its trio that cannot be encountered unless the player enters an event password.
  • Kantonian Articuno is the only Pokémon other than Poliwrath (Generation II only) and Smeargle that is able to learn Lock-On or Mind Reader and an OHKO move, being able to learn Mind Reader and Sheer Cold. An Articuno using this combination can be fought in the Battle Subway.
  • Articuno and the other two legendary birds had Australian beetle species named after them: Binburrum articuno, Binburrum zapdos, and Binburrum moltres. The three species were first described in 2020, and were collectively named after the legendary birds to reflect their rarity.[2][3]

Origin

Articuno seems to take inspiration from various mythical birds such as the Persian Simurgh, Huma, and Roc, or the Chinese Fenghuang. Many of these rare birds were said to live on high mountain peaks and are symbols of good fortune. Tales of their benevolence might be the inspiration behind Articuno’s reputation for rescuing people. Anatomically, it is very similar to the white-throated magpie-jay, and its streamer-like tail feathers are similar to the resplendent quetzal.

As suggested by the Pokédex entries, the three legendary birds appear to be embodiments of seasons, Articuno represents winter, while Zapdos and Moltres represent summer and spring, respectively. Autumn is however unrepresented.

Galarian Articuno’s facial feathers resemble a mask worn at a masquerade ball as well as some form of protective eyewear such as glasses, goggles, or a visor. Its freezing glare might be a reference to the Cockatrice, a mythical reptile/bird monster that could turn people to stone with its gaze. Its Shiny coloration is similar to Kantonian Articuno's regular coloration.

Name origin

Articuno may be a combination of arctic (northern polar region) and uno (Spanish for one, indicating that it is the first of the Kanto legendary birds).

Freezer is literally freezer (that which freezes).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese フリーザー Freezer From freezer
  French Artikodin From arctique and the Norse god Odin
  Spanish Articuno Same as English name
  German Arktos From Arktis or άρκτος árktos and -os (common suffix for all legendary birds in German)
  Italian Articuno Same as English name
  Korean 프리져 Freeser Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 急凍鳥 / 急冻鸟 Jídòngniǎo From 急凍 / 急冻 jídòng and 鳥 / 鸟 niǎo
  Cantonese Chinese 急凍鳥 Gāpdungníuh From 急凍 gāpdung and níuh


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