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Archen (Japanese: アーケン Aaken) is a Rock/Flying-type Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It can be revived from a Plume Fossil.

Biology

Physiology

Archen is a bipedal red, yellow, and blue feathered prehistoric bird-like Pokémon with a large red beak with protruding fangs, 3-taloned feet and a blue tail. It is covered mainly in yellow feathers, with some red and blue plumage on its wings and tail. The back of its head is blue, and it has large round eyes with black pupils. It has claws on its wing-like hands.

Evolution

Archen evolves into Archeops at level 37.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Revive Fossil received in Relic Castle None
Sun/Moon Revive Fossil received at Dream Park None


Pokédex entries

  • Black

    Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.

  • White

    Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.

  • Black 2

    It was revived from an ancient fossil. Not able to fly, it lived in treetops and hopped from one branch to another.

  • White 2

    It was revived from an ancient fossil. Not able to fly, it lived in treetops and hopped from one branch to another.

  • X

    Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.

  • Y

    Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.

  • Omega Ruby

    Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.

  • Sun

    It is the ancestor of all bird Pokémon. Archen itself could not actually fly but moved by hopping from treetop to treetop.

  • Moon

    To all appearances flightless, it was able to glide down from tall treetops to snag its prey.

  • Ultra Sun

    Once thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon, some of the latest research suggests that may not be the case.

  • Ultra Moon

    Restored from a fossil, this ancient bird Pokémon has wings but can't yet fly.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
55
Attack
112
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
74
Sp. Def
45
Speed
70
Total
401

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
5 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
8 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
11 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
15 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
18 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
21 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
25 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
28 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
31 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
35 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
38 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
41 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
45 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
48 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
50 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2 1 ♥
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
5 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
8 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
11 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
15 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
18 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough 1 0 ♥
21 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
25 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
28 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
31 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Type Cool 2 3 ♥
35 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 4 ♥
38 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
41 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
45 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
48 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
50 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
5 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
8 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
11 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
15 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
18 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
21 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
25 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
28 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
31 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
35 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
38 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
41 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
45 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
48 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
51 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch Natu, Xatu —% 15 Psychic Status
Bite Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Omanyte, Omastar, Aerodactyl, Skorupi, Drapion, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Noibat, Noivern 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Defog Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary —% 15 Flying Status
Dragon Pulse Swablu, Altaria, Clawitzer, Noivern 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power Corsola 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Head Smash * Corsola 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
Knock Off Farfetch'd, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Steel Wing Skarmory, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
Switcheroo * Corphish 100% 10 Dark Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Ally Switch Natu, Xatu —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Bite Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Omanyte, Omastar, Aerodactyl, Skorupi, Drapion, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Noibat, Noivern 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 3 ♥
Defog Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary —% 15 Flying Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse Swablu, Altaria, Clawitzer, Noivern 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power Corsola 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Head Smash * Corsola 150 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Knock Off Farfetch'd, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Steel Wing Skarmory, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Switcheroo * Corphish 100% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bite Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Omanyte, Omastar, Aerodactyl, Skorupi, Drapion, Tirtouga, Carracosta 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Defog Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary —% 15 Flying Status
Dragon Pulse Swablu, Altaria 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power Corsola 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Head Smash * Corsola 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
Knock Off Farfetch'd, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Steel Wing Skarmory 70 90% 25 Steel Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Bounce B2W2 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Dragon Pulse B2W2 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Archen BW Archen BW Archen BW Back
Shiny Archen BW Shiny Archen BW Shiny Archen BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Archen XY Archen XY ArchenBackXY
ArchenShinyXY ArchenShinyXY ArchenBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • Archen is one of three fossil Pokémon that has wings, along with Aerodactyl and Archeops.
  • Archen is also one of five fossil Pokémon that start with the letter "A", along with Anorith, Armaldo, and yet again, Aerodactyl and Archeops..
  • Archeops's appearance is scientifically inaccurate as paravian dinosaurs were completely covered in feathers and lacked bright colors.

Origin

Archen is based on maniraptors, specifically Archeopteryx.

Etymology

Archen's name is a shortened version of Archaeopteryx.

Gallery

See also

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