Xerneas (Pokémon)

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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Xerneas (disambiguation).
Xerneas
Life Pokémon
ゼルネアス
Xerneas
#0716
Active Mode
Active Mode
Neutral Mode
Neutral Mode



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fairy Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Neutral Mode
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Fairy Aura Cacophony
Neutral Mode
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Neutral Mode
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
9'10" 3.0 m
Active Mode
0'0" 0 m
Neutral Mode
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
474.0 lbs. 215.0 kg
Active Mode
0 lbs. 0 kg
Neutral Mode
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Active Mode
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Neutral Mode
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
Body08.png
Footprint
F0716.png F000.png
Neutral Mode
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
0
External Links

Xerneas (Japanese: ゼルネアス Xerneas) is a Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Xerneas has two forms, which change depending on its status. When Xerneas is in a battle or a Pokémon Contest, it is in Active Mode and its horns are multicolor; otherwise, it is in Neutral Mode and its horns are cyan.

Along with Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, and Yveltal, Xerneas was one of the first Generation VI Pokémon to be revealed to the public on January 8, 2013, as part of the Pokémon Direct broadcast.

Xerneas is the game mascot of Pokémon X, appearing on its boxart. Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde are often collectively referred to as the Aura trio by fans.

Biology

 
Xerneas's tree form in Pokémon Adventures
 
Xerneas awakening in Pokémon X

Xerneas is a quadrupedal, stag-like Pokémon with four pairs of antlers. Its coloration varies slightly depending on whether it is in Active Mode or Neutral Mode. Regardless of mode, its main body is always black with a blue stripe down its back and a short, bushy tail. Starting at its knees there is a blade-like trim around each leg, which forms a point under each hoof. There is an upside-down, V-shaped marking on its chest in the same color as the trim on its legs. Its head and neck are blue, and there are two large, tufts that extend onto its chest and curve upward. Its first pair of antlers extends onto its head and curves around the underside of its eyes. The eyes are black with X-shaped pupils. There is a short marking on top of its snout and an upward curving horn on each side of its head in place of ears.

In Active Mode, its markings, antlers, and trim on its legs are pale gold. Its antlers have branches and bumps in many colors and there are multicolored spots on its back. Xerneas assumes this Mode during battle or when using its power. Xerneas is at full power when in Active Mode.

In Neutral Mode, its markings and antlers are instead pale blue and the embellishments on its antlers and spots on its back are a darker blue. Xerneas assumes Netural Mode when not battling and traveling. This remains until it needs to use Active Mode.

Xerneas has the power to share eternal life. This occurs when the horns on its head shine in seven colors. Xerneas can use its life energy to create vast forests and restore life to them. It can infuse both humans and Pokémon with energy and vitality. Because of this, Xerneas is highly respected by the ancient people of Kalos for its role in giving life. Xerneas is also known to be able to speak through telepathy. According to legend, Xerneas is known to have rescued wounded Pokémon during an ancient war. Xerneas and Yveltal have the power to transform Evolution stones into Mega Stones as seen with the ultimate weapon's blast shot by AZ 3000 years ago. Both are in charge of taking care of the land in a delicate balance between life and death. Xerneas is capable of calming Yveltal should it get enraged, as seen in the anime. Xerneas's power can also be used to power up machines such as the ultimate weapon.

As seen in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, if it expends too much life energy, it transforms into a tree and sleeps for 1,000 years. Xerneas has the power to revive those who have been petrified by Yveltal. However, as seen in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!, Xerneas cannot always undo it.

A special Xerneas is worshipped in Lental for being one of the seven guardian Illumina Pokémon, in particular for saving the region from a meteorite 2000 years ago. It is also believed to be the originator of the Illumina phenomenon. It resides in the Aurus Island Illumina Spot.

Xerneas is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Geomancy. It is also the only known Pokémon that can have Fairy Aura as an Ability.

Forms

Xerneas has two forms: Active Mode and Neutral Mode.

Neutral Mode Active Mode
   

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Xerneas is the embodiment of the Tree of Life.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #148
Hoenn
#—
X Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Y When the horns on its head shine in seven different colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.
Omega Ruby Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Alpha Sapphire When the horns on its head shine in seven different colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X
Team Flare Secret HQ (Only one)
Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Moon
Trade, Event
Ultra Sun
Ultra Space Wilds (Rocky World) (Only one)
Ultra Moon
Trade, Event
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Sword Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 4
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Pixie Glen (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 16: Stage 10
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Aurus Island Illumina Spot
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 670 (Shiny)
Expert Stage: Stage EX18
Event: Xerneas Appears
Masters EX
Legendary event/Legendary Adventures (Give and Take): Professor Sycamore & Xerneas


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XYORAS XY&Z Xerneas Japanese region Online 100  October 29, 2015 to January 12, 2016
ORAS XY&Z Xerneas Korean region Online 100  March 22 to June 30, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon the Series: XYZ Xerneas American region Online 100  May 11 to 17, 2016
XYORAS Descartes Xerneas PAL region Online 100  May 13 to December 31, 2016
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Xerneas American region Online 60 May 4 to August 28, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Xerneas American region Online 100 May 4 to August 28, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Xerneas PAL region Online 60 May 4 to August 28, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Xerneas PAL region Online 100 May 4 to August 28, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
126
186 - 233 362 - 456
131
122 - 201 240 - 397
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
131
122 - 201 240 - 397
98
92 - 165 180 - 324
99
93 - 166 182 - 326
Total:
680
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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Xerneas is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
055 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
1010 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
1515 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
2525 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
3030 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3535 Horn Leech Grass Physical 07575 100100% 10
4040 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
5050 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
5555 Geomancy Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
6060 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
6565 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
7070 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
7575 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
8080 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
8585 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
   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
TM14 TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
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
TM22 TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24 TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25 TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33 TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34 TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35 TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40 TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM71 TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM87 TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM89 TM89 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM96 TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TR01 TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR08 TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09 TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR11 TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20 TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24 TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR25 TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26 TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27 TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR28 TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR42 TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49 TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53 TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR64 TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR69 TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR70 TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR77 TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR90 TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92 TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Xerneas 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 Xerneas in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Misty Explosion Fairy Special 100 100% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Terrain Pulse Normal Special 50 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VI VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VI VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Xerneas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Xerneas
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

  This article is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this article to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Super Mystery Dungeon information

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.64 seconds Base HP: 64
Base Attack: 86 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fairy
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fairy
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#156
 

Quirky+
Sometimes erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.
  Swappable Skill(s): Power of 4


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fairy
  Attack Power: 80 - 115   5

#156
 

Hyper Drain
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 246 Base Attack: 250 Base Defense: 185
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Zen Headbutt, Geomancy
Charged Attacks: Moonblast, Megahorn, Close Combat, Giga Impact, Thunder
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #214
I believe the Xerneas we saw in the ruins was the very first Illumina Pokémon. It’s been about 2,000 years since it went to sleep after protecting Lental. Do you think it will ever fully reawaken?

Form data

Xerneas has two forms: Neutral Mode and Active Mode. There is no gameplay difference between them; Xerneas appears in Active Mode in battles and Pokémon Contest Spectaculars, and appears in Neutral Mode in other situations, such as in cutscenes, the party and summary screens, the Pokémon Storage System, Pokémon-Amie, Pokémon Refresh, Pokémon Camp, and as a walking Pokémon. According to the Pokédex, Xerneas shares everlasting life while it is in Active Mode.

Xerneas's horns and some highlights in its fur are light blue in Neutral Mode and light gold in Active Mode. In Active Mode, the protrusions on its horns and the spots on its back light up in several different colors.

Out of battle
 
Neutral Mode
Xerneas
 Fairy 


In battle or Contests
 
Active Mode
Xerneas
 Fairy 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Xerneas
 Fairy 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Xerneas images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Xerneas in its Active Mode in the anime
 
Xerneas in its Neutral Mode in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Xerneas (M17)

Xerneas debuted in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. It granted Diancie its Fairy Aura, which Diancie spent the entire movie looking for. Later, it calmed down the awakened Yveltal and restored everything that Yveltal petrified. As a result, Xerneas transformed into a tree.

Other

Xerneas made its main series debut as a silhouette in Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!. However, its antlers could clearly be seen. It reappeared in a flashback in Battling into the Hall of Fame!.

A Xerneas appeared in The Legend of X, Y, and Z! during a flashback, where Jan asked for its help after Yveltal caused trouble upon his kingdom, including turning Aila to stone. Though it restored much of the damage Yveltal inflicted, it could not revive Aila, and thus left.

Minor appearances

A silhouetted Xerneas appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

GOTCHA!

A Xerneas briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Xerneas appeared in The Visionary, under the ownership of Calem. He used it during a battle against Lysandre, quickly defeating his Mega Gyarados.

In the manga

 
Xerneas in Active Mode in Pokémon Adventures
 
Xerneas in Neutral Mode in Pokémon Adventures

Movie adaptations

Main article: Xerneas (M17)

Xerneas appears in the manga adaptation of the first Pokémon the Series: XY movie, Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Manabu used a Xerneas in Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!.

Pocket Monsters XY: The Legend of the Pokémon Dragon King

A Xerneas appeared in LDK1.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Xerxer

Xerneas debuted in An X-cuse to Come Out and Play, alongside Yveltal. The two faced each other in a battle, which caused chaos and destruction in Vaniville Town. The two eventually stopped fighting and returned to their dormant tree and cocoon states, which were sought after by Team Flare to power the ultimate weapon. Later Xerneas awakened and took back most of the energy that had been absorbed from it. Afterwards, it was befriended and caught by Y, who nicknamed it Xerxer. When Malva arrived and revealed that she had captured Yveltal, the two nearly clashed again before Xerosic stopped them, stating that Lysandre ordered a ceasefire, as the powers of the two would cause an endless war. Xerxer agreed with this and escaped carrying Y and her friends. During the final battle against Team Flare, Xerxer and Yveltal clashed again, and eventually chose to return to their dormant states in order to prevent Lysandre from using Zygarde to his own deeds.

In the TCG

Main article: Xerneas (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Xerneas trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Xerneas appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon. In the 3DS version, it is unlocked after playing Target Blast at least once, while in the Wii U version, it is unlocked by breaking at least 200 blocks in a solo game of Trophy Rush as Pikachu. When released, it uses Geomancy to energize nearby fighters, giving their attacks stronger knockback for a time or giving them stronger defenses.

Xerneas also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA:The horns on Xerneas's head give this Fairy-type Pokémon the power to bestow eternal life. It emanates energy with a move called Geomancy that causes all the fighters to glow. As pretty as it is, this makes everyone more easily launchable. Know when to take advantage and when to lay low.

PAL: The horns on Xerneas's head give this Pokémon the power to bestow eternal life. When summoned in a match, energy will emanate from it and make all fighters glow. Pretty it may be, but this Geomancy move makes everyone much easier to launch. Knowing that, will you take advantage of the situation, or try to stay out of the way?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Xerneas returns as a Poké Ball summon, but it seems to only affect the summoner, who is turned golden. It also appears as a Spirit.

Trivia

  • Xerneas has the same stat distribution as Yveltal.
  • Xerneas, along with Yveltal, was designed by Ken Sugimori and Yusuke Ohmura. The initial designs for the two Legendary Pokémon were started by Sugimori, but he encountered "artist's block". For the first time, he handed the work over to another designer, Ohmura, who furthered the designs, after which Sugimori returned to finish them.[1]
  • Xerneas is the only game mascot whose signature move is a status move.
  • When a Shiny Xerneas is obtained by event, its model on the Mystery Gift screen is incomplete. It appears in its Active Mode, except the multicolored additions to its horns are either missing or the same blue color as on its neck.
  • Xerneas is tied with Galarian Weezing as the tallest Fairy-type Pokémon.
  • Xerneas's Neutral Mode has no special animations that play in the Hoenn Pokédex; however, it plays Active Mode's attack animations if tapped in the summary screen.
  • In Pokémon Camp, Xerneas will not play with the Poké Toy when the player shakes it and will react negatively to it instead. Xerneas is the only Pokémon with this trait.
  • Xerneas, along with Yveltal, are the only game mascots who are unobtainable in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Origin

Xerneas was designed so that its silhouette resembles the letter X,[2] and by extension possibly the saltire symbol in heraldry or the X mark. Appearance-wise, Xerneas resembles a cervid, more specifically the extinct species Eucladoceros.

Xerneas may also be based on Eikþyrnir and the four stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór of Norse mythology. Eikþyrnir resides in Valhalla eating the foliage of Læraðr with glowing horns that drip with dew. According to the Poetic Edda, the four stags resided in the trunk of the World Tree, Yggdrasil, and ate its branches and fresh shoots. Alternatively, Xerneas may be based on Cernunnos of Celtic mythology, a life-giving deity known as the "horned god" and associated with antlers.

Name origin

Xerneas begins with the letter X. It may be derived from cervus (Latin for deer), Cernunnos (a horned Celtic god), Ceryneian Hind, and アース āsu (earth).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ゼルネアス Xerneas From X, cervus, Cernunnos, Ceryneian Hind, and earth
  French Xerneas Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Xerneas Same as English/Japanese name
  German Xerneas Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Xerneas Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 제르네아스 Xerneas Same as English name
  Mandarin Chinese 哲爾尼亞斯 / 哲尔尼亚斯 Zhé'ěrníyǎsī / Zhé'ěrníyàsī Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 哲爾尼亞斯 Jityíhnèihasī Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


Neutral Mode

Language Title
  Japanese リラックスモード Relax Mode
Chinese Cantonese 放鬆模式 Fongsūng Mòuhsīk
Mandarin 放鬆模式 / 放松模式 Fàngsōng Móshì
  French Mode Paisible
  German Ruhe-Modus
  Italian Modo Relax
  Korean 릴랙스모드 Relax Mode
  Spanish Modo Relajado

Active Mode

Language Title
  Japanese アクティブモード Active Mode
Chinese Cantonese 活躍模式 Wuhtyeuk Mòuhsīk
Mandarin 活躍模式 / 活跃模式 Huóyuè Móshì
  French Mode Déchaîné
  German Aktiv-Modus
  Italian Modo Attivo
  Korean 액티브모드 Active Mode
  Spanish Modo Activo


Related articles

References

  1. Ken Sugimori got 'artist's block' during Pokemon X and Y development. Official Nintendo Magazine. Published 24 October 2013.
  2. Iwata Asks - Pokémon X & Pokémon Y - Page 2 (English, Japanese)

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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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