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 №

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.

Moves learned by Arceus

Moves learnt by level up

Arceus learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl 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 Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Move Tutor moves

Arceus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90

Moves learnt by TM

Arceus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
02Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
03Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
04Calm MindPsychicStatus
05RoarNormalStatus
07HailIceStatus
09Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
10Work UpNormalStatus
11Sunny DayFireStatus
13Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
14BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychicStatus
17ProtectNormalStatus
18Rain DanceWaterStatus
19Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
20SafeguardNormalStatus
22Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
23Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
24ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
25ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70
26EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
29PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
30Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
31Brick BreakFightingPhysical 75 100
32Double TeamNormalStatus
33ReflectPsychicStatus
34Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
35FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
36Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
37SandstormRockStatus
38Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85
39Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
40Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
42FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
44RestPsychicStatus
50OverheatFireSpecial 130 90
52Focus BlastFightingSpecial 120 70
53Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
57Charge BeamElectricSpecial 50 90
58EndureNormalStatus
59Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
61Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
65Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
66PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
67RecycleNormalStatus
68Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
70FlashNormalStatus 100
71Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
72AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100
73Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
75Swords DanceNormalStatus
76Stealth RockRockStatus
77Psych UpNormalStatus
78SnarlDarkSpecial 55 95
79Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
80Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
81X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
82Sleep TalkNormalStatus
83BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
84Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100
86Grass KnotGrassSpecial 100
87SwaggerNormalStatus 85
90SubstituteNormalStatus
91Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
92Trick RoomPsychicStatus
93CutNormalPhysical 50 95
94FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
95SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
96StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
97DefogFlyingStatus
98Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
99WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
100Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85

Moves learnt by TR

Arceus cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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 PowerPsychicStatus
1Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
1PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
1Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100
10GravityPsychicStatus
20Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
30Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
40Extreme SpeedNormalPhysical 80 100
50RefreshNormalStatus
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 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.
01Work UpNormalStatus
02Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
03PsyshockPsychicSpecial 80 100
04Calm MindPsychicStatus
05RoarNormalStatus
06ToxicPoisonStatus 90
07HailIceStatus
10Hidden PowerNormalSpecial 60 100
11Sunny DayFireStatus
13Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
14BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychicStatus
17ProtectNormalStatus
18Rain DanceWaterStatus
20SafeguardNormalStatus
21FrustrationNormalPhysical 100
22Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
24ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
25ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70
26EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
27ReturnNormalPhysical 100
29PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
30Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
31Brick BreakFightingPhysical 75 100
32Double TeamNormalStatus
33ReflectPsychicStatus
35FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
36Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
37SandstormRockStatus
38Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85
39Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
40Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
42FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
44RestPsychicStatus
48RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial 40 100
50OverheatFireSpecial 130 90
52Focus BlastFightingSpecial 120 70
53Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
57Charge BeamElectricSpecial 50 90
60QuashDarkStatus 100
61Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
65Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
66PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
71Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
73Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
75Swords DanceNormalStatus
76FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
77Psych UpNormalStatus
78BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
80Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
81X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
84Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100
86Grass KnotGrassSpecial 100
87SwaggerNormalStatus 85
88Sleep TalkNormalStatus
90SubstituteNormalStatus
91Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
92Trick RoomPsychicStatus
94SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
95SnarlDarkSpecial 55 95
97Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
98WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
100ConfideNormalStatus

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
AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWaterSpecial 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Arceus sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
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’