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Arctovish (ウオチルドン Uochirudon) is a Water/Ice-type introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Arctovish is (or at least appears to be) a combination of a fish-plesiosaur hybrid fossil Pokémon. The plesiosaur half is colored blue and white. It has a blue tail with a fin on top. The flippers are colored blue with white patches on the end and with white spots. The fish half is applied upside down. It has a round blue head with black rectangle pupils, and the mouth is located on top of its head. It has white fins connected to its fish head.

It's unknown what Arctovish looks like if it's a uncombined fossil from two separate fossil Pokémon.

Behavior

Apparently, after the two halves of the fossils were fused to create it, It has trouble eating due to its mouth being on top of its head, even though it captures prey by freezing its surroundings. The skin on Arctovish's face is impervious to attacks., It allegedly became extinct despite this due to breathing difficulties. However, these are likely false, as it is a Pokémon made from two different fossils that each had their niches before going extinct.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Resurrect Fossilized Fish + Fossilized Dino on Route 6 None

Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Though it's able to capture prey by freezing its surroundings, it has trouble eating the prey afterward because its mouth is on top of its head.

  • Shield

    The skin on its face is impervious to attack, but breathing difficulties made this Pokémon go extinct anyway.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
90
Atk
90
Def
100
Sp. Atk
80
Sp. Def
90
Speed
55
Total
505


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Powder Snow Type Ice.gif Special 40 100% 25
1 Water Gun Type Water.gif Special 40 100% 25
7 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
14 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
21 Ancient Power Type Rock.gif Special 60 100% 5
28 Bite Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
35 Aurora Veil Type Ice.gif Status 100% 20
42 Freeze-Dry Type Ice.gif Special 70 100% 20
49 Super Fang Type Normal.gif Physical ? 90% 10
56 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
63 Fishious Rend Type Water.gif Physical 85 100% 10
70 Icicle Crash Type Ice.gif Physical 85 90% 10
77 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM22 Rock Slide Type Rock.gif Physical 75 90% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM27 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM33 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status 100% 5
TM35 Hail Type Ice.gif Status —% 10
TM36 Whirlpool Type Water.gif Special 35 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM45 Dive Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TM48 Rock Tomb Type Rock.gif Physical 60 95% 15
TM51 Icicle Spear Type Ice.gif Physical 25 100% 30
TM54 Rock Blast Type Rock.gif Physical 25 90% 10
TM55 Brine Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM64 Avalanche Type Ice.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM67 Ice Fang Type Ice.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR03 Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special 110 80% 5
TR04 Surf Type Water.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR05 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR06 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
TR16 Waterfall Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR32 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR69 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic.gif Physical 80 90% 15
TR74 Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR75 Stone Edge Type Rock.gif Physical 100 80% 5
TR97 Psychic Fangs Type Psychic.gif Physical 85 100% 10
TR98 Liquidation Type Water.gif Physical 85 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Arctovish learns no moves via breeding.


By tutoring

Arctovish learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

  • Arctovish, alongside the other Galar Fossil Pokémon are the first Fossil Pokémon that:
    • Cannot breed.
    • Lack the Rock-type.
    • Are revived from more than one fossil.
    • Are genderless.
  • Arctovish is the first Pokémon since the Spheal evolutionary family to use the Water and Ice type combination.

Origin

Arctovish appears to be based on the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, a set of dinosaur skeletons that were misconstructed and are now deemed incorrect due to them either being mixes of more than one dinosaur or having incorrectly constructed skeletons altogether.

The head half is based on a Dunkleosteus with its head placed on upside-down while its body half may be based on an aquatic reptile due to the flipper-like appearance of its feet. This may lead it to being based on a Plesiosaur. Some have suggested that it might also simply be based on a Dunkleosteus with its head flipped upside down.

Arctovish (as well as the other Galar Fossil Pokémon) having the inability to breed may reference cross-bred or hybrid animals, which are born infertile (meaning they are unable to breed or have offspring).

Etymology

Arctovish comes from arctic, vicious, and fish and possibly the Russian name suffix -vich (from its Ice-type).

Uochirudon comes from 魚 (uo, fish), "chill," and "don" (Greek for "tooth" or Spanish for "lord").

Gallery

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