Spectrier (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#898: Calyrex Calyrex
Spectrier
Swift Horse Pokémon
レイスポス
Wraithpos
#897
Spectrier



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
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Weight
98.1 lbs. 44.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
Unknown
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
35
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Spectrier (Japanese: レイスポス Wraithpos) is a Ghost-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in 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

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Spectrier is an equine Pokémon with black fur and a purple marking covering the right side of its face extending to the back of its ears. Its left eye is closed with thick, mauve-colored eyelashes. Its purple mane is wavy, with the tips of its mane transitioning to mauve, while a fringe and its 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 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 as the lord of all Pokémon.[2] Spectrier was known to terrorize the Crown Tundra for a time due to humans invading its territory; this lasted until it was defeated and tamed by Calyrex. It has a fondness for carrots, particularly Shaderoot Carrots.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #209
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.


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)


In side games

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
None
 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM69  TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM86  TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
  • 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 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 Spectrier 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 Spectrier in that game.
  • 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 tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • 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

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Spectrier
 Ghost 


Sprites

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


Trivia

Origin

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.

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.

Alternatively, Spectrier may be based on Llamrei, a mare owned by King Arthur in the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen. According to local legends of Snowdonia, Llamrei expelled the lake monster of Llyn Barforg (Bearded Lake) and left her footprint on a stone by the lake. 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. Spectrier and Glastrier may also be based on Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend, two chariot horses of the hero Cúchulainn of Irish Mythology.

Spectrier may also be inspired by the Old English Black, an extinct horse breed that influenced the bloodline of modern Shire horses and Clydesdale horses. Its detached hooves may be a stylization of the feathering of these horse breeds.

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's possibly representing Orion itself, specifically Rigel, its brightest star.

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
  Cantonese Chinese 靈幽馬 Lìhngyāumáh From 幽靈 yāulìhng and máh
  Mandarin Chinese 靈幽馬 / 灵幽马 Língyōumǎ From 幽靈 / 幽灵 yōulíng and 馬 / 马


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