Articuno

Articuno is an Ice/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Freeze Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 144
Type Ice Flying
Species Freeze Pokémon
Height 5′07″ (1.7 m)
Weight 122.1 lbs (55.4 kg)
Abilities 1. Pressure
Snow Cloak (hidden ability)
Local № 144 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
235 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
144 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
240 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
151 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 261
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 80 (base 20,480 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 125
229 383
Speed 85
157 295
Total 580 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 Articuno.

Evolution chart

Articuno changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
A legendary bird POKéMON that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Yellow A legendary bird POKéMON. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.
Gold The magnificent, seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird POKéMON are said to be made of ice.
Silver One of the legendary bird POKéMON, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Crystal Legendary bird POKéMON. As it flies through the sky, it cools the air, causing snow to fall.
Ruby
Sapphire
Emerald
ARTICUNO is a legendary bird POKéMON that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this POKéMON flies, snow will fall.
FireRed One of the legendary bird POKéMON. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.
LeafGreen A legendary bird POKéMON that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
HeartGold The magnificent, seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
SoulSilver One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
X A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Y A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall.

Moves learned by Articuno

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlying 40 100
1Powder SnowIce 40 100
8MistIce
15Ice ShardIce 40 100
22Mind ReaderNormal
29Ancient PowerRock 60 100
36AgilityPsychic
43Freeze-DryIce 70 100
50ReflectPsychic
57HailIce
64TailwindFlying
71Ice BeamIce 90 100
78BlizzardIce 110 70
85RoostFlying
92HurricaneFlying 110 70
99Sheer ColdIce

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
Icy WindIce 55 95
Laser FocusNormal
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
70Aurora VeilIce
76FlyFlying 90 95
79Frost BreathIce 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Articuno 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
PeckFlying 35 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
WhirlwindNormal Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 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
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlying 40 100
1Powder SnowIce 40 100
8MistIce
15Ice ShardIce 40 100
22Mind ReaderNormal
29Ancient PowerRock 60 100
36AgilityPsychic
43Freeze-DryIce 70 100
50ReflectPsychic
57HailIce
64TailwindFlying
71Ice BeamIce 90 100
78BlizzardIce 110 70
85RoostFlying
92HurricaneFlying 110 70
99Sheer ColdIce

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
70Aurora VeilIce
76FlyFlying 90 95
79Frost BreathIce 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Articuno 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
PeckFlying 35 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
WhirlwindNormal Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 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
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Articuno sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Articuno  sprite from Red & Blue Articuno  sprite from Silver Articuno  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Articuno  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Articuno  sprite from Black & White Articuno  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Articuno Shiny sprite from Silver Articuno Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Articuno Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Articuno Shiny sprite from Black & White Articuno Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Articuno

Red
Blue
Yellow
Seafoam Islands
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Seafoam Islands
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Sea Spirit's Den
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds

Other languages

English Articuno
Japanese フリーザー (Freezer)
German Arktos
French Artikodin

Name origin

arctic
relating to the (cold) regions around the North Pole
uno
Spanish for one