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Arceus(JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Normal Mythical Pokémon that made its first appearance in the fourth generation games Diamond and Pearl.

Physiology and Behaviour

Arceus is a white equine Pokémon resembling a qilin or centaur with a gray, vertically-striated underside. The striated pattern has similar recurrences on the underside of its mane, tail, and face. Its four pointed feet are tipped with gold hooves. Its long mane juts away from its head, and its face is gray, with green eyes and red pupils, and a green circular pattern below its eyes. Arceus also has a streak of gold coloration on its head, and ears that point upward. Its neck is fairly long, with two pairs of extrusions to the sides, and a flap-like feature on the neck's underside that is colored white like much of the body. Arceus also has a golden cross-like wheel attached to its body by its round abdomen, which changes color along with its eyes and hooves based on its current type, which depends on the plate or type-specific Z-Crystal that it wields. The wheel also has four jewels attached to it. The pattern of striated gray of Arceus's underbelly resumes past Arceus's waist. Its limbs have gray undersides and extrusions at the tops of the legs. Arceus's tail is fairly like its mane in terms of shape and coloration. According to legend, it shaped the Pokémon universe using its 1000 arms.

Arceus is thought to have created the Sinnoh region and possibly the entire Pokémon world, the lake guardians Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf; and the creation trio Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Because of this, Arceus is thought to be one of the most long-lived of all Pokémon species. It has the power to recreate the creation trio as well, presumably to guard the dimensions when a Trainer has caught one of them. In the anime, Arceus has been portrayed as having powers such as bringing back things that it once destroyed, making certain things vanish into thin air, and halting time.

Arceus is shown to care for and safeguard the planet in ancient times and protected it from cataclysms such as meteors, and it would show gratitude and compassion in return to those who treated it with equal kindness. Arceus does not suffer fools gladly, and it will attack in a violent rampage if betrayed or deceived. It also holds long grudges if betrayed by those it considered friends. In the movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life, it is said to "feed" off the energy of the elemental plates. It is the only known Pokémon that can learn Judgment.

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

A Pokémon said to have hatched from an egg that appeared from nothing. Newly hatched, it created the world and the sky. Its Gravity attack will bring any fighter in midair crashing down to earth. No ground below you? Looks like you're going to go plummeting off the stage as if you'd been hit by a meteor smash!

In the anime

Arceus played a major role in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with Dialga, Palkia, Giratina and Heatran.

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond It is described in mythology as the Pokémon that shaped the universe with its 1,000 arms.
Pokémon Pearl It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
Pokémon Platinum It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
Pokémon HeartGold According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
Pokémon SoulSilver According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
Pokémon White It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
Pokémon Black 2 It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
Pokémon White 2 It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
Pokémon Y It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
Pokémon Omega Ruby According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.


Game locations

Arceus has only been able to be obtained legitimately through events. However, in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, if players can hack in the Azure Flute item, they can obtain an Arceus from the Hall of Origin.

Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 120
Attack 120
Defense 120
Sp. Attack 120
Sp. Defense 120
Speed 120
Total 720

Moveset

Main article: Arceus/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
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Platinum
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Heart Soul
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