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Articuno
Freeze Pokémon
Cruel Pokémon
フリーザー
Freezer
#144
Kantonian Articuno
Kantonian Articuno
Galarian Articuno
Galarian Articuno



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ice Flying
Kantonian Articuno
Psychic Flying
Galarian Articuno
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure
Kantonian Articuno
Competitive
Galarian Articuno
Cacophony
Snow Cloak
Kantonian Articuno Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Articuno
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
20560 - 20816 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Kantonian Articuno
0'0" 0 m
Galarian Articuno
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
122.1 lbs. 55.4 kg
Kantonian Articuno
112.2 lbs. 50.9 kg
Galarian Articuno
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
215
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
261
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Kantonian Articuno
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Galarian Articuno
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
Galarian Articuno
Footprint
F144.png None.png
Galarian Articuno
Pokédex color
Blue
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.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

In Galar, Articuno has a Psychic/Flying regional form, set to debut in The Crown Tundra expansion of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass.

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

Contents

Biology

Articuno is a large avian Pokémon with predominantly 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 toes and one that faces backward. On its chest is a mass of pale blue, downy feathers. Its long, streamer-like tail is longer than its body and the same shade of blue as its crest.

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.

Galarian Articuno is a light purple with blue eyes and black feet, with a longer tail and a black marking covering its chest and most of its face that resembles a mask. It uses its psychic powers to aid its flight and can fire beams of psychic power from its eyes that can immobilize victims as if they were frozen. It is said to have a cold, callous personality. It can be found in the Crown Tundra once every few decades.[1]

Galarian Articuno is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Freezing Glare.

In the anime

In the main series

Articuno in the anime

Major appearances

Articuno (M02)

In The Power of One, Lawrence III sought an Articuno, the other two Legendary birds, and their master Lugia for his own personal collection.

Articuno (Johto)

In Moving Pictures and Spring Fever, an Articuno was seen flying in the distance. 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, he Frontier Brain Noland 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.

Minor appearances

An Articuno appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in An EGG-sighting Adventure!.

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.

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.

In 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.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

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!!.

In the 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.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

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.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Articuno (Adventures)

Articuno first appeared in You know... Articuno! where it was being chased by several Team Rocket Grunts. It is shown to seal itself in a block of ice when it senses the presence of an enemy. It strongly dislikes confrontation. However, in Pokémon Adventures volume 3, Team Rocket was able to temporary get hold of it, together with Moltres and Zapdos. It was used by the then-Rocket Executive Koga to try to finish Red and Blue and succeeded in freezing them, but that turned out to be a strategy to let the ninja master's guard down and attack him from behind when Blue's Charizard unfroze them. After his defeat, it is called upon by Sabrina's Kadabra with Zapdos and merged to form Thu-Fi-Zer, a combination that proved almost unstoppable until Saur, the Ivysaur it knocked out of the wall, saved its Trainers with a web created using Vine Whip and evolved to Venusaur to deliver the final blow with Charizard and Blasty. It, at last, regains its freedom after the defeat and splits from its fellow birds.

Much later, in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, it reappears under Green's possession with its fellow birds and is lent to Red in the battle against Will and Karen, who nearly overwhelmed the three with Ho-Oh and Lugia. Since it has not been seen since its last appearance, it has either been kept in the box or released, its true status unknown.

In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga

An Articuno appeared in ABM01.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Falkner has an Articuno that debuted in The Legendary Pokémon Appears!. It went up against Gold's Pikachu after it came from another time.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

An Articuno appeared in GDZ24.

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

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

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!!.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

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.

Trophy information

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

Generation I Kanto
#144
Red 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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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
Unobtainable

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
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX4
Event: Articuno Appears
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

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Articuno English United States 50Shiny 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

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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.

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 VIII, 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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Articuno's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin144.png Pinani144.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani144.png
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
MDP RT 144.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 20%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ice
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ice Assist.png
Ice
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(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
Rush144Body.png Walking Speed: 1.05 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP144.png 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: ★★★★

BT144.png

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ice
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 140 Raise Max Level.png 20

#149
Shuffle144.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Freeze
Pokémon GO
GO144.png Base Stamina: 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*, Hurricane, Frustration, Return

Evolution

Articuno

144Articuno.png
Unevolved
Articuno
 Ice  Flying 

Galarian Articuno

144Articuno-Galar.png
Unevolved
Articuno
 Psychic  Flying 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 144.png Spr b g1 144.png Spr 1y 144.png Spr b g1 144.png Spr 1g 144.png Spr b g1 144.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 144.png Spr b 2g 144.png Spr 2s 144.png Spr b 2g 144.png Spr 2c 144.png Spr b 2c 144.png
Spr 2g 144 s.png Spr b 2g 144 s.png Spr 2s 144 s.png Spr b 2g 144 s.png Spr 2c 144 s.png Spr b 2c 144 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 144.png Spr b 3r 144.png Spr 3e 144.png Spr b 3r 144.png Spr 3f 144.png Spr b 3f 144.png
Spr 3r 144 s.png Spr b 3r 144 s.png Spr 3e 144 s.png Spr b 3r 144 s.png Spr 3f 144 s.png Spr b 3f 144 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 144.png Spr b 4d 144.png Spr 4d 144.png Spr b 4p 144.png Spr 4h 144.png Spr b 4h 144.png
Spr 4d 144 s.png Spr b 4d 144 s.png Spr 4d 144 s.png Spr b 4p 144 s.png Spr 4h 144 s.png Spr b 4p 144 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 144.png Spr b 5b 144.png Spr 5b 144.png Spr b 5b 144.png
Spr 5b 144 s.png Spr b 5b 144 s.png Spr 5b 144 s.png Spr b 5b 144 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 144.png Spr b 6x 144.png Spr 6x 144.png Spr b 6x 144.png
Spr 6x 144 s.png Spr b 6x 144 s.png Spr 6x 144 s.png Spr b 6x 144 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 144.png Spr b 7s 144.png Spr 7s 144.png Spr b 7s 144.png
Spr 7s 144 s.png Spr b 7s 144 s.png Spr 7s 144 s.png Spr b 7s 144 s.png
Front Back Front Back
144MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Articuno images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Engraving of Articuno (top right) in EP002
  • 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, it is the only one in its trio that cannot be encountered unless the player enters an event password.
    • Also, it is the only Ice Pokémon in IQ group C.
  • Articuno is the only Pokémon other than Smeargle and Poliwrath* that is able to learn an accuracy-focusing move and a OHKO move, learning Mind Reader and Sheer Cold. An Articuno using this combination can be fought in the Battle Subway.
  • Galarian Articuno shares its category with Liepard. They are both known as the Cruel Pokémon.

Origin

Articuno may be based on the Simurgh, deriving from the Persian رخ rokh, which is a giant arctic bird. Its long tail and small body also may be a reference to the quetzal. In addition, it is anatomically similar to the white-throated magpie-jay.

Galarian Articuno has feathers reminiscent of a mask worn at a masquerade ball. Its facial disc may also be inspired by owls.

Name origin

Articuno is a combination of arctic (far northern regions of the globe) and uno (Spanish for one, indicating that it is the first in the series of Kanto Legendary birds).

Freezer is literally freezer (that which freezes).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フリーザー Freezer From freezer
France Flag.png French Artikodin From arctique and the Norse god Odin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Articuno Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Arktos From arktisch
Italy Flag.png Italian Articuno Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프리져 Peurijya Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 急凍鳥 Gāpdungníuh Literally "Quick-freezing bird"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 急凍鳥 / 急冻鸟 Jídòngniǎo Literally "Quick-freezing bird"


Related articles

Notes

External links

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ReshiramZekromLandorusKyurem
Generation VI: XerneasYveltalZygarde
Generation VII: Type: NullSilvallyTapu KokoTapu LeleTapu BuluTapu Fini
CosmogCosmoemSolgaleoLunalaNecrozma
Generation VIII: ZacianZamazentaEternatus
KubfuUrshifuRegielekiRegidragoCalyrex
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii USuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichu
Pokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninjaIncineroar
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball and Master Ball: AbomasnowAbraAlolan ExeggutorAlolan RaichuAlolan VulpixArceusArticunoBeedrill
BellossomBewearBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChanseyCharizardChespinChikoritaClefairy
CyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysDittoEeveeElectrodeEnteiFennekin
FletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudonGulpinHitmonlee
Ho-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaLunalaManaphyMarillMarshadowMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMimikyu
MoltresMunchlaxOnixOshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2PyukumukuRaikouScizorSnivy
SnorlaxSolgaleoSpewpaStaryuStarmieSuicuneSwirlixTapu KokoTogedemaruTogepi
TorchicUnownVenusaurVictiniVulpixWeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Collectables: Trophies (MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
Stickers
Spirits
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos


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