Arceus

Arceus is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Alpha Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Diamond It is described in mythology as the Pokémon that shaped the universe with its 1,000 arms.
Pearl It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
Platinum It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
Black
White
It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
Black 2
White 2
It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing then shaped the world.
X
Omega Ruby
According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.

Evolution chart

  • Arceus does not evolve.

Name origin

arch-
prefix signifying authority and power
deus
god

Moves learned by Arceus

Arceus sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Arceus  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Arceus  sprite from Black & White Arceus  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Arceus Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Arceus Shiny sprite from Black & White Arceus Shiny sprite from X & Y

See all Arceus sprites

Where to find Arceus

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Hall of Origin
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game