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.

Xerneas artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

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

Training

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

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (base 30,720 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.

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.

Evolution chart

  • Xerneas does not evolve.

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Xerneas

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.
1AromatherapyGrass
1Heal PulsePsychic
1IngrainGrass
1Take DownNormal 90 85
5Light ScreenPsychic
10Aurora BeamIce 65 100
18GravityPsychic
26GeomancyFairy
35MoonblastFairy 95 100
44MegahornBug 120 85
51Night SlashDark 70 100
55Horn LeechGrass 75 100
59Psych UpNormal
63Misty TerrainFairy
72Nature PowerNormal
80Close CombatFighting 120 100
88Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
93OutrageDragon 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.
BlockNormal
DefogFlying
EndeavorNormal 100
GravityPsychic
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Laser FocusNormal
OutrageDragon 120 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Wonder RoomPsychic
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
96Nature PowerNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AromatherapyGrass
1Heal PulsePsychic
1IngrainGrass
1Take DownNormal 90 85
5Light ScreenPsychic
10Aurora BeamIce 65 100
18GravityPsychic
26GeomancyFairy
35MoonblastFairy 95 100
44MegahornBug 120 85
51Night SlashDark 70 100
55Horn LeechGrass 75 100
59Psych UpNormal
63Misty TerrainFairy
72Nature PowerNormal
80Close CombatFighting 120 100
88Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
93OutrageDragon 120 100

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
96Nature PowerNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Xerneas sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7
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