Spectrier (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Spectrier
Swift Horse Pokémon
レイスポス
Wraithpos
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Spectrier



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Type
Ghost Unknown
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Ability
Grim Neigh Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
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98.1 lbs. 44.5 kg
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Base experience yield
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IV
290
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
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Spectrier (Japanese: レイスポス Wraithpos) is a Ghost-type Legendary Pokémon introduced during Generation VIII, in The Crown Tundra.

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

Spectrier fuses with Calyrex using the Reins of Unity to become Shadow Rider Calyrex.

Biology

 
Being rode by Calyrex as Shadow Rider Calyrex

Spectrier is an equine Pokémon with black fur and a purple marking covering the right side of its face extending to the base of its ears. Its left eye is closed with thick, mauve-colored eyelashes. It has a wavy purple mane that transitions into mauve towards the tips, with the tips themselves being translucent. Its fringe and tail are completely mauve. It has slender legs marked with a purple sock pattern. Each of its purple hooves is detached from its legs at the pastern, and the rear pair of the hooves are trailed by spectral mist.

As Spectrier desires isolation and silence, it tends to be active during the night where its energy is heightened. Its nocturnal habits resulted in it having weak eyesight, but its other four senses are keenly sharpened; this allows Spectrier to have an accurate sense of the terrain and location of living things. Its kicks are said to separate a soul from its body, and it can steal the life force of sleeping beings. It feeds on the ambient life-force it steals from others and will attack anyone who would try to disturb it.[1]

Spectrier is known to be very proud and arrogant, preferring to serve individuals it deems the strongest. It once ruled over the Crown Tundra, lording over all the other Pokémon living there and terrorizing humans who intrude on its territory.[2] This lasted until it was defeated and tamed by Calyrex using the Reins of Unity. Spectrier has a fondness for carrots, particularly Shaderoot Carrots. It also loves Spectrier Treats made by Snacksworth, who once encountered it in the past.

When fused with Calyrex, Spectrier's speed becomes swift to the point it can run a thousand miles within a single day. The strength of Spectrier's spectral power also increases. By Shadow Rider Calyrex's psychic influence, Spectrier can create countless small will-o'-the-wisps. These wisps have the power to steal the opponent's life-force with burning heat. Calyrex can also transform the steed's spectral aura into a black mass. This mass is powerful enough to absorb the life-force and souls of any being's energy like a black hole.[3]

Spectrier is the only known Pokémon that can have Grim Neigh as its Ability.

Game data

 
Spectrier in The Crown Tundra

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #209
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It probes its surroundings with all its senses save one—it doesn't use its sense of sight. Spectrier's kicks are said to separate soul from body.
Shield As it dashes through the night, Spectrier absorbs the life-force of sleeping creatures. It craves silence and solitude.
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
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Crown Shrine (Only one, if the player obtained the Shaderoot Carrot)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Scarlet)
Glaseado Mountain after receiving the Spectrier Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Group Quest)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Violet)
Glaseado Mountain after receiving the Spectrier Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Solo Quest)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Special sync pair event: Victor & Spectrier


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
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.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1212 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
1818 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
2424 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
3030 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
3636 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4242 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4848 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
5454 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
6060 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
6666 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
7272 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spectrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spectrier

By TM

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
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM037  TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spectrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Spectrier

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
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 Spectrier
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spectrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spectrier

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO897.png Base HP: 225 Base Attack: 300 Base Defense: 161
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Foul Play, Bulldoze

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Spectrier images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the manga

 
Spectrier in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Spectrier debuted at the very end of PASS38. It is revealed it was the former loyal steed of the King Pokémon, Calyrex. In PASS39, Spectrier seeks the Shaderoot Carrot Calyrex grew and after failing to find it, it galloped to Freezington and started causing havoc on the villagers. To protect its people, Calyrex appears to its former steed and powered up by the villagers' belief in its existence, easily blasts Spectrier away, forcing it to flee. In PASS40, Calyrex, Bede, Peonia and Henry, find Spectrier again at the Crown Shrine and as Gigantamax Corviknight and Butterfree appear above the shrine due to the Darkest Day, Calyrex mounts the horse and uses the Reins of Unity to conquer it and both unite into Shadow Ride Calyrex. Spectrier gallops away from the shrine leaving the children to fight by themselves so Calyrex can save the villagers of Freezington, being all saved by Calyrex and Spectrier before they then returned to them, only for Calyrex to faint holding the poisoned Rusted Sword, causing Spectrier to freak out in panic. In PASS41, Spectrier is last seen mounted by Calyrex as it says its goodbyes to Henry and Bede as they leave in a train.

In the TCG

Main article: Spectrier (TCG)

Music

This is a list of music associated with Spectrier in the Pokémon games.

Games Location Song name Composition Arrangement
 Sw  Sh 
 S  V 
When battling Spectrier or Glastrier Battle! (Glastrier / Spectrier) Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda

Trivia

  • Spectrier's Attack and Special Attack stats are the reverse of Glastrier's.
  • Spectrier and Glastrier are the only Pokémon introduced in the Crown Tundra that were not directly revealed to the public.
  • Spectrier is the only pure Ghost-type Pokémon to not have an evolutionary relative.

Origin

Spectrier together with Glastrier may also be based on the Horsehead Nebula, a horse-shaped nebula near the constellation Orion. This would correspond to Calyrex possibly representing Orion itself (specifically Rigel, its brightest star), or Lepus, the "hare" constellation located right below Orion.

Both Spectrier and its counterpart Glastrier's relationship with Calyrex appears to be based on the legend of Brian Boru and the Pooka. Legend has it that Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, is the only person to have ever ridden a Pooka, a mischievous faery in the form of a black horse. Brian tamed the Pooka by using a special bridle that contained three hairs from the Pooka's tail and successfully staying on its back through a wild ride. The king then forced the Pooka not to torment Christian people and to never attack an Irishman ever again. This is similar to how Calyrex, a Pokémon known as a king, can only ride its loyal steed, Glastrier or Spectrier, using the Reins of Unity woven in part from hairs from the steed's mane and had to prove itself by riding through the steed's bucking. It also relates to how, in taming this steed, Calyrex stopped the steed Pokémon from tormenting the people of the Crown Tundra. Spectrier in particular may take direct inspiration from the Pooka, being a black horse that mostly appears at night.

Spectrier appears to be based on the Old English Black, an extinct horse breed that influenced the bloodline of modern Shire horses and Clydesdale horses. The ectoplasm around its detached hooves may be a stylization of the feathering of these horse breeds. Its tail shape without noticeable protusion may be a reference to low tail sets, a common conformation found in heavy draft horses. Given its light weight and Speed together with elaborate manes, it is more similar to the Friesian horse, a light draft horse breed favored in jousting and dressage that have also influenced the bloodline of Shire horses.

Spectrier may draw inspiration from legendary horses in Celtic mythology, such as Llamrei, a mare owned by King Arthur in the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen. Therefore, its ability to prey on the life energy of sleeping creatures may be a wordplay on 'mare', as both a sleep demon and a female horse, though with different etymology, are spelt as 'mare' in modern English. It may also be based on Dub Sainglend, a black chariot horse owned by the hero Cú Chulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish Mythology. It may also take inspiration from other water horses in Celtic and Nordic folklore, particularly Glashtyn in Manx folklore, where it is characterized with reversed hooves in modern renditions.

Alternatively, Spectrier may draw inspiration from the mythological Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Spectrier representing the black horse of Famine given its roaming nature and purported ability to absorb life-force from living creatures, or the ashen horse of death, given its Ghost typing and draining of life. It may also be based on the black-colored knight chess piece. Together with Glastrier, it may also be partly inspired by Ema plaques and horse effigies in Shinto shrines that pray for good harvest.

Name origin

Spectrier may be a combination of spectre and destrier, a type of medieval war horse.

Wraithpos may be a combination of wraith, 霊 rei (spirit), and ἵππος híppos (Greek for horse) or horse.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese レイスポス Wraithpos From wraith, rei and ἵππος híppos or horse
  French Spectreval From spectre and cheval
  Spanish Spectrier Same as English name
  German Phantoross From Phantom and Ross
  Italian Spectrier Same as English name
  Korean 레이스포스 Reiseuposeu Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 靈幽馬 / 灵幽马 Língyōumǎ From 幽靈 / 幽灵 yōulíng and 馬 / 马
  Cantonese Chinese 靈幽馬 Lìhngyāumáh From 幽靈 yāulìhng and máh


Related articles

References

External links


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