Xerneas

Xerneas is a Fairy type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Life Pokémon.

Xerneas is a legendary Pokémon exclusive to Pokémon X.

Pokédex data

National № 716
Type Fairy
Species Life Pokémon
Height 3.0 m (9′10″)
Weight 215.0 kg (474.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Fairy Aura
Local № 148 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)

Training

EV yield 3 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 306
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 126
362 456
Attack 131
240 397
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 131
240 397
Sp. Def 98
180 324
Speed 99
182 326
Total 680 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 Xerneas.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
When the horns on its head shine in seven colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.

Moves learned by Xerneas

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GravityPsychicStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Light ScreenPsychicStatus
10Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
15Nature PowerNormalStatus
20Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
25AromatherapyGrassStatus
30Psych UpNormalStatus
35Horn LeechGrassPhysical 75 100
40Misty TerrainFairyStatus
45IngrainGrassStatus
50Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
55GeomancyFairyStatus
60MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
65Heal PulsePsychicStatus
70MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
75Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
80OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
85Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Misty ExplosionFairySpecial 100 100
Terrain PulseNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AromatherapyGrassStatus
1Heal PulsePsychicStatus
1IngrainGrassStatus
1Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
5Light ScreenPsychicStatus
10Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
18GravityPsychicStatus
26GeomancyFairyStatus
35MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
44MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
51Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
55Horn LeechGrassPhysical 75 100
59Psych UpNormalStatus
63Misty TerrainFairyStatus
72Nature PowerNormalStatus
80Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
88Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
93OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormalStatus
DefogFlyingStatus
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Xerneas 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
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Xerneas sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Xerneas  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Xerneas Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Xerneas

X Team Flare HQ
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Ultra Space Wilds
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Xerneas
Japanese ゼルネアス (Xerneas)
German Xerneas
French Xerneas

Name origin

X
letter; game in which Xerneas appears
Cernunnos
Celtic god based on a deer (itself from the Latin ‘cervus’)