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 3.2 m (10′06″)
Weight 320.0 kg (705.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Multitype
Local № 238 (Legends: Arceus)

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 (30,584–30,840 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.
Brilliant Diamond It is described in mythology as the Pokémon that shaped the universe with its 1,000 arms.
Shining Pearl It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was the first Pokémon born before the universe even existed.
Legends: Arceus It is the heavenly fount from which pours the light that shines across Hisui. Its luminance guides and protects all Pokémon. Hisuian mythology states that Arceus is the creator of all things.

Moves learned by Arceus

Moves learnt by level up

Arceus learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Cosmic PowerPsychicStatus
1Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100
10GravityPsychicStatus
20Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
30Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
40Extreme SpeedNormalPhysical 80 100
50Healing WishPsychicStatus
60Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
70RecoverNormalStatus
80Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
90Perish SongNormalStatus
100JudgmentNormalSpecial 100 100

Egg moves

Arceus does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

Moves learnt by TM

Arceus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
04AgilityPsychicStatus
06Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
07ProtectNormalStatus
11Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
13Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
17Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
20TrailblazeGrassPhysical 50 100
22Chilling WaterWaterSpecial 50 100
23Charge BeamElectricSpecial 50 90
25FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
28BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
29HexGhostSpecial 65 100
30SnarlDarkSpecial 55 95
32SwiftNormalSpecial 60
33Magical LeafGrassSpecial 60
34Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
36Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
41Stored PowerPsychicSpecial 20 100
44Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
46AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100
47EndureNormalStatus
49Sunny DayFireStatus
50Rain DanceWaterStatus
51SandstormRockStatus
54PsyshockPsychicSpecial 80 100
56Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
58Brick BreakFightingPhysical 75 100
59Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
61Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
62Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
64Bulk UpFightingStatus
65Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
66Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
70Sleep TalkNormalStatus
74ReflectPsychicStatus
75Light ScreenPsychicStatus
77WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
78Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
79Dazzling GleamFairySpecial 80 100
81Grass KnotGrassSpecial 100
82Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
83Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
84Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
85RestPsychicStatus
86Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
87TauntDarkStatus 100
88Swords DanceNormalStatus
89Body PressFightingPhysical 80 100
92ImprisonPsychicStatus
93Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
94Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
97FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
99Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
100Dragon DanceDragonStatus
101Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
102Gunk ShotPoisonPhysical 120 80
103SubstituteNormalStatus
104Iron DefenseSteelStatus
105X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
107Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
109TrickPsychicStatus 100
110LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
111Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
112Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80
113TailwindFlyingStatus
114Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
115Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
116Stealth RockRockStatus
117Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
118Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
119Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
120PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
121Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
123SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
125FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
126ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
129Calm MindPsychicStatus
133Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
135Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
136Electric TerrainElectricStatus
137Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
138Psychic TerrainPsychicStatus
139Misty TerrainFairyStatus
141Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85
142Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
143BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
147Wild ChargeElectricPhysical 90 100
148Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
149EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
150Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
151Phantom ForceGhostPhysical 90 100
152Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
156OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
157OverheatFireSpecial 130 90
158Focus BlastFightingSpecial 120 70
160HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
161Trick RoomPsychicStatus
162Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
163Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
165Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100
166ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70
168Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
169Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90
170Steel BeamSteelSpecial 140 95
171Tera BlastNormalSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by level up

Arceus learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
6ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
12Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
19Calm MindPsychicStatus
27RecoverNormalStatus
36ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
46JudgmentNormalSpecial 100 100
57Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90

Move Tutor moves

Arceus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Arceus sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Arceus  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Arceus  sprite from Black & White Arceus  sprite from X & Y Arceus  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Arceus Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Arceus Shiny sprite from Black & White Arceus Shiny sprite from X & Y Arceus Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Temple of Sinnoh
Scarlet
Violet
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Arceus
Japanese アルセウス (Arceus)
German Arceus
French Arceus

Name origin

archaic
ancient
deus
Latin for ‘god’