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Xerneas (Pokémon)

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<!--* Xerneas is the only {{type|Fairy}} [[legendaryLegendary Pokémon]] (other than {{p|Arceus}} holding a [[Plate|Pixie Plate]]).-->
* Xerneas has the highest Attack base stat and the highest base stat total of all Fairy-type Pokémon.
* Xerneas has the same stat distribution as {{p|Yveltal}}.
* Xerneas, along with Yveltal, was designed by art designers [[Ken Sugimori]] and [[Yusuke Ohmura]]. Initial design for the two legendaryLegendary Pokémon was started by Sugimori, but he encountered '[[wp:Writer's block|artist's block]]', having a hard time coming up with concepts. For the first time, he gave the work over to another designer, Ohmura. Ohmura furthered the designs, after which Sugimori resumed to finish them.<ref>[ Ken Sugimori got 'artist's block' during Pokemon X and Y development]. Official Nintendo Magazine. Published 24 October 2013.</ref>
Xerneas's appearance is based on a cervid in the shape of the letter {{wp|X}} (known as a {{wp|saltire}} in heraldry) or an {{wp|X mark}}. It may incorporate elements of {{wp|Eikþyrnir}} and the four stags {{wp|Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór}}. Eikþyrnir resides in {{wp|Valhalla}} eating the foliage of {{wp|Læraðr}} with glowing horns that drip with dew. According to the ''{{wp|Poetic Edda}}'', the four stags resided in the trunk of the World Tree {{wp|Yggdrasill}} and ate its branches and fresh shoots.