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Articuno (JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a dual-type Ice/Flying legendary Pokémon that made its first appearance in the first generation games Red and Blue. Articuno is a part of the legendary birds along with Zapdos and Moltres. In Galar, it is Psychic and Flying.

Physiology and Behaviour

Articuno is a large avian Pokémon with predominantly sky blue plumage and wings said to be made of ice. On its forehead is a crest that consists of three, darker blue rhombus-shaped feathers. It has circular red eyes, a short gray beak, and long, thin gray legs. Each foot has three forward-facing toes and one that faces backward. On its chest is a mass of pale blue, downy feathers. Its long, streamer-like tail is longer than its body and the same shade of blue as its crest.

Articuno has the power to control the ice at will. When Articuno flaps its wings, it can chill the moisture in the air around it, making snow fall. It flies from icy mountain to icy mountain. According to legend, it appears before doomed travelers lost in icy regions. As seen in the anime, Articuno sometimes aids travelers and guides them to safety. Articuno lives in cold, isolated locations such as snowy mountains filled with permafrost.

In Galar, Articuno has a distinct appearance. The main body has lavender coloration with a black marking covering its chest. Its feet are black with lavender talons. The three feathers of its crest, which are longer, fused, and folded to the back, have the same purple color as its beak and tail. Its eyes glow light blue, appear to be mostly closed, and are surrounded by a black, mask-like facial disc. When Articuno utilizes its psychic power, the entire mask glows the same color as its eyes, as do the white, feather-like blades of condensed psychic power at the edges of its wings.

Galarian Articuno keeps itself airborne with its psychic power, almost never having to use its wings for this purpose. Instead, the blades on its wings can be used to slice through iron as easily as paper. Its eyes can fire beams of psychic energy that leave its opponents stuck in place, as if frozen solid - this is what earns this Pokémon the name of its Kantonian counterpart. It also has the ability to create mirages of itself in order to fool its opponent and escape. Its elegant and refined movements belie a cold and callous personality. It can be found in the Crown Tundra once every few decades congregating at the Dyna Tree Hill.

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Pokémon Yellow A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.
Pokémon Stadium A legendary bird Pokémon with long and distinctive tail feathers. Said to appear if you are freezing on a snowy mountain.
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold The magnificent, seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
Pokémon Silver One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Pokémon Crystal Legendary bird Pokémon. As it flies through the sky, it cools the air, causing snow to fall.
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon FireRed One of the legendary bird Pokémon. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.
Pokémon LeafGreen A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pokémon Pearl A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pokémon Platinum A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pokémon HeartGold The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.
Pokémon SoulSilver One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pokémon White A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pokémon Black 2 A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pokémon White 2 A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.
Pokémon Y A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
Pokémon Omega Ruby 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.
Pokémon 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.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Pokémon Yellow
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby
Trade
Pokémon FireRed
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Pokémon LeafGreen
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Platinum
Roaming Sinnoh (Only one)
Pokémon HeartGold
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Pokémon SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands (Only one)
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Sea Spirit's Den* (Only one) (if the player chose Chespin)
Pokémon Y
Sea Spirit's Den* (Only one) (if the player chose Chespin)


Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 90
Attack 85
Defense 100
Sp. Attack 95
Sp. Defense 125
Speed 85
Total 580

Galarian

Base Stats
HP 90
Attack 85
Defense 85
Sp. Attack 125
Sp. Defense 100
Speed 95
Total 580

Moveset

Main article: Articuno/moveset

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