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 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 55.4 kg (122.1 lbs)
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)
144 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
202 (The Crown Tundra)

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 (20,304–20,560 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.

Pokédex data

National № 144
Type Psychic Flying
Species Cruel Pokémon
Height 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 50.9 kg (112.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Competitive
Local № 144 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
235 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
144 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
240 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
151 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
144 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
202 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 290
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

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

Articuno

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.
Sword It’s said that this Pokémon’s beautiful blue wings are made of ice. Articuno flies over snowy mountains, its long tail fluttering along behind it.
Shield This Pokémon can control ice at will. Articuno is said to live in snowy mountains riddled with permafrost.

Galarian Articuno

Sword Its feather-like blades are composed of psychic energy and can shear through thick iron sheets as if they were paper.
Shield Known as Articuno, this Pokémon fires beams that can immobilize opponents as if they had been frozen solid.

Moves learned by Articuno

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1MistIceStatus
5Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
10ReflectPsychicStatus
15Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
20AgilityPsychicStatus
25Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
30TailwindFlyingStatus
35Freeze-DryIceSpecial 70 100
40RoostFlyingStatus
45Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
50HailIceStatus
55HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
60Mind ReaderNormalStatus
65BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
70Sheer ColdIceSpecial 30
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
5ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
10ReflectPsychicStatus
15HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
20AgilityPsychicStatus
25Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
30TailwindFlyingStatus
35Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
40RecoverNormalStatus
45Freezing GlarePsychicSpecial 90 100
50Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100
55HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
60Mind ReaderNormalStatus
65Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
70Trick RoomPsychicStatus

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90
Triple AxelIcePhysical 20 90
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

Articuno learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
8MistIceStatus
16LeerNormalStatus 100
24Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
32Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
40AgilityPsychicStatus
48ReflectPsychicStatus
56RoostFlyingStatus
64BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
72Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90

Moves learnt by TM

Articuno is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
09ReflectPsychicStatus
12FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
14FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
18U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
48Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
50RoostFlyingStatus
51BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
55Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100

Articuno sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Articuno  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Roaming Sinnoh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Sea Spirit's Den, Roaming Kalos
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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