Arctovish is a Water/Ice type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Fossil Pokémon.

Arctovish artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 883
Type Water Ice
Species Fossil Pokémon
Height 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 175.0 kg (385.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Water Absorb
2. Ice Body
Slush Rush (hidden ability)
Local № 377 (Sword/Shield)


EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
Growth Rate Slow


Egg Groups Undiscovered
Egg cycles 35 (8,739–8,995 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 55
103 229
Total 505 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.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries

Sword Though it’s able to capture prey by freezing its surroundings, it has trouble eating the prey afterward because its mouth is on top of its head.
Shield The skin on its face is impervious to attack, but breathing difficulties made this Pokémon go extinct anyway.

Moves learned by Arctovish

Moves learnt by level up

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

1Powder SnowIce 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
14Icy WindIce 55 95
21Ancient PowerRock 60 100
28BiteDark 60 100
35Aurora VeilIce
42Freeze-DryIce 70 100
49Super FangNormal 90
56CrunchDark 80 100
63Fishious RendWater 85 100
70Icicle CrashIce 85 90
77BlizzardIce 110 70

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Arctovish sprites

Type Generation 8
Normal Arctovish  sprite from Sword & Shield

Where to find Arctovish

Trade/migrate from another game

Name origin

icy region around the North Pole
marine creature