Arceus

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

Pokédex data

National № 493
Type Normal
Species Alpha Pokémon
Height 10′06″ (3.2 m)
Weight 705.5 lbs (320.0 kg)
Abilities Multitype
Local №

Training

EV yield 3 HP
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 324
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (base 30,720 steps)

Base stats

HP 120
350 444
Attack 120
220 372
Defense 120
220 372
Sp. Atk 120
220 372
Sp. Def 120
220 372
Speed 120
220 372
Total 720 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Arceus.

Evolution chart

Arceus changes

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.

Moves learned by Arceus

Moves learnt by level up

Arceus learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Cosmic PowerPsychic
1Natural GiftNormal 100
1PunishmentDark 100
1Seismic TossFighting 100
10GravityPsychic
20Earth PowerGround 90 100
30Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
40Extreme SpeedNormal 80 100
50RefreshNormal
60Future SightPsychic 120 100
70RecoverNormal
80Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
90Perish SongNormal
100JudgmentNormal 100 100

Egg moves

Arceus does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Arceus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Arceus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
2Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
60QuashDark 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
75Swords DanceNormal
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
92Trick RoomPsychic
94SurfWater 90 100
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Arceus can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBug 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Ancient PowerRock 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Arceus learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Cosmic PowerPsychic
1Natural GiftNormal 100
1PunishmentDark 100
1Seismic TossFighting 100
10GravityPsychic
20Earth PowerGround 90 100
30Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
40Extreme SpeedNormal 80 100
50RefreshNormal
60Future SightPsychic 120 100
70RecoverNormal
80Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
90Perish SongNormal
100JudgmentNormal 100 100

Egg moves

Arceus does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Arceus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sun & Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Draco MeteorDragon 130 90

Moves learnt by TM

Arceus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
2Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
60QuashDark 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
75Swords DanceNormal
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
92Trick RoomPsychic
94SurfWater 90 100
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Arceus can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBug 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Ancient PowerRock 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

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

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

Other languages

English Arceus
Japanese アルセウス (Arceus)
German Arceus
French Arceus

Name origin

arch-
prefix signifying authority and power
deus
god