Eternatus (Pokémon)

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Eternatus
Gigantic Pokémon
ムゲンダイナ
Mugendina
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Eternatus
Eternatus
Eternamax Eternatus
Eternamax Eternatus



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Type
Poison Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Eternamax Eternatus
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Pressure Cacophony
Eternamax Eternatus
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Eternamax Eternatus
Cacophony
Gender ratio
None (unknown gender)
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
65'07" 20.0 m
Eternatus
328'01" 100.0 m
Eternamax Eternatus
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
2094.4 lbs. 950.0 kg
Eternatus
??? lbs. ??? kg
Eternamax Eternatus
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
345
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Eternatus
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Eternamax Eternatus
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
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Eternatus
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Eternamax Eternatus
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Eternamax Eternatus
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
0
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Eternatus (Japanese: ムゲンダイナ Mugendina) is a dual-type Poison/Dragon Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, the player battles a powered-up form of Eternatus known as Eternamax Eternatus in the climax of Pokémon Sword and Shield. This form is also briefly seen when it uses its signature move, Eternabeam, but cannot be acquired legitimately in-game.

Biology

Eternatus is a gigantic, draconic alien Pokémon. Its body has a vaguely draconic shape and a skeletal appearance, and is largely dark violet with red highlights. Its main body and tail are long, thin, and resemble a spinal column, and it has four small, thin limbs ending in claws formed from spindly appendages attached at right angles. Its torso is formed from a cage of appendages resembling ribs, and inside is a glowing pink core that serves as Eternatus's energy source, absorbing energy to sustain it. The core can also project its absorbed energy into massive blasts. Its head is triangular in shape and has a pair of white, eye-like markings in the form of three connected circles, as well as a spindly lower jaw with several diamond-shaped teeth. Over its head is a translucent red film held between five long spikes extending toward its body's rear. It also has a pair of thin tendrils extending from its back, formed from numerous triangular segments. Eternatus's gigantic size makes it the tallest known Pokémon to ever exist.

If Eternatus absorbs a massive amount of energy at once, it will enter its Eternamax form, becoming far larger in size. Eternatus will also briefly enter this form when using its signature move Eternabeam. In this form, Eternatus's shape drastically changes. Its body becomes incredibly long and serpentine with most of its body forming a massive coil. Its entire body glows red in this form, and present at regular intervals across its length are black rings with spikes extending outward. Its back tendrils now curl around its main body. Its energy core rests at the center of the coil inside a cage of violet spikes. Eternatus's head takes on the form of a giant hand, with its fingers covered in black armor with spikes extending from the back of each segment. At the tip of each finger is a glowing pink eye.

Eternatus serves as the source of the Dynamax and Gigantamax phenomena in Galar due to its power leaking out in the form of Galar Particles following its defeat thousands of years ago by Zacian and Zamazenta. Pieces of its body imbued with its power rain down throughout Galar in the form of Wishing Pieces and Wishing Stars. When it is awake, Eternatus causes a phenomenon dubbed the Darkest Day, in which the massive quantities of Dynamax energy it unleashes causes Pokémon to Dynamax and rampage uncontrollably. It can also sometimes keep other Pokémon from Dynamaxing in its presence. Despite this connection to the phenomenon, it cannot be Dynamaxed itself, as its Eternamax form replaces that effect. Eternatus has been referred to as the Darkest Day. As seen in the anime, Eternatus can use its energy core to target a Pokémon and force it to Dynamax or Gigantamax. The anime also elaborates upon its ability to block other Pokémon from Dynamaxing, depicting this power as Eternatus absorbing the Galar Particles in the area to make them unavailable for other Pokémon to use. It is also shown to be capable of forcibly reverting other Pokémon that have already Dynamaxed or Gigantamaxed through the same process. According to Rose in the anime, he was the one to have coined Eternatus’s name.

In its Eternamax form, Eternatus's power grows so immense that it causes a great storm of Dynamax energy around it, ripping holes in spacetime in the midst of the storm as it releases a virtually infinite amount of energy. Its tremendous power can even prevent opposing Pokémon from attacking it as it gathers energy.

Eternatus is an extraterrestrial Pokémon that came to Earth inside a meteor around 20,000 years ago.

Eternatus is the only known Pokémon capable of using Dynamax Cannon and Eternabeam.

In the anime

 
Eternatus in the anime
 
Eternamax Eternatus in the anime

Major appearances

Eternatus (recurring)

Eternatus debuted in Flash of the Titans!, where it passed by the Galar-bound plane that Ash and Goh boarded, causing interference to it in the process. It reappeared in a flashback in Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!.

In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", it emerged from the containment Macro Cosmos had put it in and began wreaking havoc on the Energy Plant before Leon tried to battle it. When Leon sent out his Charizard, Eternatus escaped, breaking through the plant's ceiling and flying to the top of Hammerlocke Stadium, where it began gathering Galar particles as energy.

In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, Eternatus entered its Eternamax form after Leon's failed attempt at catching it. Ash and Goh proceeded to battle it with their Pokémon, along with Zacian and Zamazenta. They eventually managed to defeat Eternatus, who ended up getting caught by Goh and sealed away deep underground.

Minor appearances

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Eternatus appeared in JNM04.

In the TCG

Main article: Eternatus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#400
Sword The core on its chest absorbs energy emanating from the lands of the Galar region. This energy is what allows Eternatus to stay active.
Shield It was inside a meteorite that fell 20,000 years ago. There seems to be a connection between this Pokémon and the Dynamax phenomenon.
Eternamax Eternatus
Sword As a result of Rose's meddling, Eternatus absorbed all the energy in the Galar region. It's now in a state of power overload.
Shield Infinite amounts of energy pour from this Pokémon's enlarged core, warping the surrounding space-time.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Tower Summit


Stats

Base stats

Eternatus
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
140
200 - 247 390 - 484
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total:
690
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.


Eternamax Eternatus
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
255
315 - 362 620 - 714
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
250
229 - 332 454 - 658
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
250
229 - 332 454 - 658
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total:
1125
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
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100100% 25
011 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
011 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
088 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
1616 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
2424 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00——% 20
3232 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100100% 20
4040 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4848 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
5656 Dynamax Cannon Dragon Special 100100 100100% 5
6464 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
7272 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
8080 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
8888 Eternabeam Dragon Special 160160 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Eternatus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Eternatus

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   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
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM73  TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM92  TM92 Mystical Fire Fire Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR44  TR44 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR51  TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR54  TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR91  TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Eternatus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Eternatus

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Eternatus 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 Eternatus in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Eternatus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Eternatus

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Eternatus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Eternatus


Evolution

 
Unevolved
Eternatus
 Poison  Dragon 


Forms

Default
 
Eternatus
Eternatus
 Poison  Dragon 




Eternamax
 
Eternamax Eternatus
Eternatus
 Poison  Dragon 

Trivia

  • Eternatus is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 690.
  • Eternatus, in both of its forms, is the largest Pokémon overall in terms of height.
  • Eternatus is the heaviest Poison- and Dragon-type Pokémon, and also the heaviest Pokémon overall introduced in Generation VIII.
  • Eternatus is the only Poison-type Legendary Pokémon, excluding Arceus holding a Toxic Plate or Silvally holding a Poison Memory.
  • Despite being unable to Dynamax, Eternatus is still capable of using Max Moves in its Eternamax form. This makes it the only non-Dynamax Pokémon that can use Max Moves.
  • If the player has no Poké Balls when they are prompted to capture Eternatus, one will appear in their bag.
    • It is also the first Legendary Pokémon that can be caught with any Poké Ball without the chance of failing.
  • Eternamax Eternatus:
    • Is tied with Blissey for the highest base HP stat of all Pokémon.
    • Has the highest base Defense and Special Defense stats of all Pokémon.
    • Has the highest base stat total of all Pokémon, with 1125.
      • This also makes it the only Pokémon with a four-digit base stat total.
  • Unlike other Pokémon in the anime, Eternatus is animated with 3D animation rather than 2D.
  • In the anime, Chairman Rose is the one who named Eternatus. It had previously shared its name with with the Darkest Day event.
  • Eternatus is the first Legendary Pokémon caught by a main character in the anime.

Origin

Eternatus' extraterrestrial nature and dragon-like appearance may be inspired by Uther Pendragon, King Arthur's father, who acquired his epithet and started using dragons on his standards after witnessing a dragon-shaped comet.

Its overall body shape resembles the skeletal remains of a dragon, with the ribcage shaped like a cannon and the head resembling that of the common nawab or "dragonhead" caterpillar.

Eternamax Eternatus resembles a hand crossed with a serpent. It may be based on the biblical Seven Headed Dragon that, in the Book of Revelation, throws one-third of all stars down to the Earth and is ultimately banished to Earth with the Nephilim, the Hebrew giants, an event that ultimately leads to the end of time. This account may also be the origin of the item Wishing Star and the Darkest Day. It may also be inspired by Ananta Shesha, the king of Nagas in Hindu mythology who is usually portrayed as a giant, coiled serpent with a thousand heads capable of spewing venom and fire, though some depictions simplify his appearance down to five heads. Shesha bears the deity Vishnu on its coils, similar to how Eternamax Eternatus's core is mounted atop its coiled body.

Name origin

Eternatus may be derived from aether, eternal, aeternatus (Latin for immortalized), and Thanatus (Latin transliteration of Thanatos, the personification of death in Greek Mythology).

Mugendina may be a combination of 無限大 mugendai (infinity), ダイマックス Daimax (Dynamax) and possibly dynamic.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ムゲンダイナ Mugendina From 無限大 mugendai, ダイマックス Daimax and possibly dynamic.
  French Éthernatos From éternel, éther, and Thanatos
  Spanish Eternatus Same as English name
  German Endynalos From endlos or Ende and Dynamax
  Italian Eternatus Same as English name
  Korean 무한다이노 Muhandaino From 무한 (無限) muhan, 다이맥스 Daimax, and dino
  Cantonese Chinese 無極汰那 Mòuhgihktaaináh From 無極 mòuhgihk, 極巨化 Gihkgeuihfa, and partial transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 無極汰那 / 无极汰那 Wújítàinà From 無極 / 无极 wújí, 極巨化 / 极巨化 Jíjùhuà, and partial transcription of Japanese name

Eternamax

Language Title
  Japanese ムゲンダイマックス Mugendaimax
Chinese Cantonese 無極巨化 Mòuhgihk Geuihfa
Mandarin 無極巨化 / 无极巨化 Wújí Jùhuà
  French Infinimax
  German Unendynamax
  Italian Dynamax Infinito
  Korean 무한다이맥스 Muhandaimax
  Spanish Dinamax Infinito


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