Archeops

Archeops is a Rock/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the First Bird Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 567
Type Rock Flying
Species First Bird Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 32.0 kg (70.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Defeatist
Local № 073 (Black/White)
129 (Black 2/White 2)
193 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
240 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
150 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 177
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying, Water 3
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 30 (7,454–7,710 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 140
256 416
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 112
206 355
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 110
202 350
Total 567 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 Archeops.

Evolution chart

(Level 37)

Archeops changes

Pokédex entries

Black They are intelligent and will cooperate to catch prey. From the ground, they use a running start to take flight.
White It runs better than it flies. It catches prey by running at speeds comparable to those of an automobile.
Black 2
White 2
It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25 mph.
X
Omega Ruby
They are intelligent and will cooperate to catch prey. From the ground, they use a running start to take flight.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25 mph.
Sun Although apparently able to fly, they tended to run along the ground, averaging speeds of roughly 25 mph.
Moon They hunted in flocks. When one Archeops had the prey cornered, another would swoop on it.
Ultra Sun This ancient Pokémon’s plumage is delicate, so if anyone other than an experienced professional tries to restore it, they will fail.
Ultra Moon Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, the muscles it uses to flap its wings are still weak, so it needs a long runway in order to take off.
Sword It needs a running start to take off. If Archeops wants to fly, it first needs to run nearly 25 mph, building speed over a course of about 2.5 miles.
Shield Though capable of flight, Archeops was apparently better at hunting on the ground.

Moves learned by Archeops

Moves learnt by level up

Archeops learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
1Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
9Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
12Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
15PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100
18Quick GuardFightingStatus
21U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
24Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
27Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
30CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
33AgilityPsychicStatus
36TailwindFlyingStatus
41Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
46ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
51EndeavorNormalPhysical 100

Egg moves

Archeops does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Archeops can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

Archeops is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Archeops is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
1Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
5Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
8Double TeamNormalStatus
11Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
15PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100
18Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
21AgilityPsychicStatus
25Quick GuardFightingStatus
28AcrobaticsFlyingPhysical 55 100
31Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
35CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
40EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
45U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
51Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
56Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
61ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

Archeops learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Archeops egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
DefogFlyingStatus
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Archeops 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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Archeops sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Archeops  sprite from Black & White Archeops  sprite from X & Y Archeops  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Archeops  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Archeops Shiny sprite from Black & White Archeops Shiny sprite from X & Y Archeops Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Archeops

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Evolve Archen
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Archen
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Archen
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Archen

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Archeops
Japanese アーケオス (Archeos)
German Aeropteryx
French Aéroptéryx

Name origin

archaeopteryx
a reptile-like fossil bird