Articuno (フリーザー Furiizaa) is an Ice/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is part of the Kanto Legendary Birds, along with Zapdos and Moltres. In Generation VIII, exclusive to the Crown Tundra, Articuno has a Galarian Form that is a Psychic/Flying-type.

Biology

Physiology

Kantonian

Articuno is a large bird with blue plumage resembling ice crystals. Its coloring is darkest on its head crest and long, streaming tail. Its body is colored sky blue while growing lighter on its front, and its chest is a lighter blue than its body. Its most distinctive trait is its large wings, which are said to be made of ice. Its eyes are a medium shade of red.

Galarian

Galarian Articuno is a large bird with lavender plumage. Its colouring is darkest on its head crest and long, streaming tail. Its body is coloured white, while growing lighter on its front, and its chest is a black. Its most distinctive trait is its large wings with the edges having a border of white on the outer edge (which glow a light blue color any time it's used ice move), on its forehead is a crest that consists of three, darker lavender rhombus-shaped feathers. It has circular light blue eyes and black feathers surround both eyes, making it look like as if it wears a domino mask (which glow a light blue color any time it's used ice move), a short lavender 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 black downy feathers. Each foot has three forward facing lavender toes and one that faces backward. Its long, streamer-like tail is longer than its body and the same shade of lavender as its crest.

Behavior

Kantonian

In terms of physical strength, Articuno is the strongest out of the three Legendary Birds; as shown in the Anime, Articuno is able to lift one of Team Rocket's mechas with its talons.

Galarian

Galarian Articuno is a migratory Pokémon that appears in the Crown Tundra every several decades. For a long time, it was thought to be the same Legendary Pokémon as the Articuno previously discovered in other regions. Though cold and callous in personality, it moves in a highly refined manner. Instead of flapping its wings, it keeps itself airborne through constant use of its psychic powers.

Natural Abilities

Kantonian

When Articuno flaps its wings, the air turns chilly.

Galarian

Galarian Articuno battles using intense psychic powers that act directly on the cells of living beings. The beams of psychic energy fired from its eyes have a particularly potent effect: the slightest touch of these beams leaves the victim totally immobilized as if they are frozen. Articuno then finishes off the immobilized opponents using the condensed psychic power of its wings.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Seafoam Islands One
Yellow Seafoam Islands One
Gold and Silver Time Capsule None
Crystal Time Capsule None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Seafoam Islands One
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Trade None
Platinum Roaming Sinnoh One
HeartGold and SoulSilver Seafoam Islands One
Black and White Trade None
Black 2 and White 2 Trade None
X and Y Roaming Kalos (With Chespin as a Starter Pokémon)
Sea Spirit's Den
One
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) One
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Seafoam Islands One
Sword and Shield Trade None
Sword and Shield
The Crown Tundra
Kantonian Form: Dynamax Adventures
Galarian Form: Roaming Crown Tundra
One
One


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Frosty Grotto (5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Avalanche Summit
Pokémon Rumble Gravel Cave


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    A legendary bird Pokémon said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.

  • Yellow

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.

  • Gold

    The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.

  • Silver

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.

  • Crystal

    Legendary bird Pokémon. As it flies through the sky, it cools the air, causing snow to fall.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FireRed

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon. With its long tail trailing behind, its flying form is magnificent.

  • LeafGreen

    A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.

  • 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.

  • Diamond

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.

  • Pearl

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.

  • Platinum

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.

  • HeartGold

    The magnificent seemingly translucent wings of this legendary bird Pokémon are said to be made of ice.

  • SoulSilver

    One of the legendary bird Pokémon, it chills moisture in the atmosphere to create snow while flying.

  • Black

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.

  • White

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.

  • Black 2

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.

  • White 2

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.

  • X

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It can create blizzards by freezing moisture in the air.

  • Y

    A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Let's Go Pikachu

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.

  • Let's Go Eevee

    A legendary bird Pokémon. It freezes water that is contained in winter air and makes it snow.

  • Sword

    Kantonian Form: It's said that this Pokémon's beautiful blue wings are made of ice. Articuno flies over snowy mountains, its long tail fluttering along behind it.
    Galarian Form: Its feather-like blades are composed of psychic energy and can shear through thick iron sheets as if they were paper.

  • Shield

    Kantonian Form: This Pokémon can control ice at will. Articuno is said to live in snowy mountains riddled with permafrost.
    Galarian Form: Known as Articuno, this Pokémon fires beams that can immobilize opponents as if they had been frozen solid.


Stats

Articuno's Stats
HP
90
Attack
85
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
95
Sp. Def
125
Speed
85
Total
580

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special
1 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special
8 Mist —% 30 Ice Status
15 Ice Shard 40 100% 30 Ice Physical
22 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status
29 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
36 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
43 Freeze-Dry 70 100% 20 Ice Special
50 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
57 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
64 Tailwind —% 15 Flying Status
71 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
78 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
85 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
92 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special
99 Sheer Cold —% 5 Ice Special
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LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
1 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special Tough 2 1 ♥
1 Freeze-Dry 70 100% 20 Ice Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
1 Tailwind —% 30 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Sheer Cold —% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
1 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Clever 2 3 ♥
1 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
8 Mist —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
15 Ice Shard 40 100% 30 Ice Physical Beautiful 3 0 ♥
22 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
29 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
36 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 3 0 ♥
43 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
50 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
57 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
64 Tailwind —% 30 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
71 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
78 Sheer Cold —% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
85 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
92 Hurricane 110 70% 10 Flying Special Tough 2 1 ♥
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1BW
1B2W2
Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special
1BW
1B2W2
Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special
8BW
8B2W2
Mist —% 30 Ice Status
15BW
15B2W2
Ice Shard 40 100% 30 Ice Physical
22BW
22B2W2
Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status
29BW
29B2W2
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
36BW
36B2W2
Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
43BW
43B2W2
Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
50BW
50B2W2
Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
57BW
57B2W2
Roost —% 10 Flying Status
64BW
64B2W2
Tailwind —% 30 Flying Status
71BW
71B2W2
Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
78BW
78B2W2
Sheer Cold —% 5 Ice Special
85BW
85B2W2
Hail —% 10 Ice Status
N/ABW
92B2W2
Hurricane 120 70% 10 Flying Special
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LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Smart 3
1 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Special Beauty 3
8 Mist —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
15 Ice Shard 40 100% 30 Ice Physical Beauty 2
22 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Smart 1
29 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
36 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 2
43 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
50 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 2
57 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
64 Tailwind —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
71 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
78 Sheer Cold —% 5 Ice Special Beauty 0
85 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beauty 2
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Smart 3 0 ♥
1 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
13 Mist —% 30 Ice Beauty 1 0 ♥
25 Agility —% 30 Psychic Cool 3 0 ♥
37 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
49 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
61 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Smart 1 0 ♥
73 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
85 Sheer Cold —% 5 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
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LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying
1 Powder Snow 40 100% 25 Ice
13 Mist —% 30 Ice
25 Agility —% 30 Psychic
37 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal
49 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
61 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
73 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
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LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying
1 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
51 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
55 Agility —% 30 Psychic
60 Mist —% 30 Ice
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TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Aurora Veil —% 20 Ice Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special
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
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TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM79 Frost Breath 40 90% 10 Ice Special
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
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
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TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beauty 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Smart 1
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
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TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Smart 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Cool 2 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Smart 1 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
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TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Razor Wind 80 75% 10 Normal
TM04 Whirlwind 85% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
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Breeding

Articuno learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
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Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
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Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sky Attack B2W2 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
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Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 3
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 100% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 2
Sky Attack HGSS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
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Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Sky Attack XD 140 90% 5 Flying Cool 3 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
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Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Ice Beam C 95 100% 10 Ice
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Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Articuno first appears in the Anime when a boy named Todd, who loves to take pictures, takes pictures of Articuno in the episode Freeze Frame. Ash Ketchum and co. befriended Articuno after Articuno's Blizzard blew away Team Rocket.

The same Articuno appears again and is a friend of Factory Head Noland in the episode Numero Uno Articuno. Noland became Articuno's friend when he saved the injured Articuno on his plane. Ash attempted to get the Knowledge Symbol by defeating Articuno, which obeyed Noland's command, and he accomplished this by using Charizard.

Manga

Trivia

  • As of Generation III, Articuno can learn an accuracy focusing move, and a one-hit KO move (Mind Reader and Sheer Cold). It shares this with Smeargle.
    • It is, however, the only Pokémon that can learn them directly by leveling up.
  • Articuno, along with Moltres and Zapdos, are the most common legendaries. With at least one game in every generation having access to them, with the exception being generation V and II.
  • The last time Articuno was available by event was 2006.
  • It is the only member of its trio that can't learn Heat Wave.
  • As it says in name pun, the last few letters were based on Spanish numbers.
  • In Pokémon GO when the player makes the Legendary Pokémon as a Buddy after capturing each of them during the Raid Battle, Articuno along with Lugia, Zapdos and Moltres are the hardest to get their candies which is in 20 km.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Articuno is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Icy Wind.
  • Articuno (alongside Zapdos & Moltes) is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Origin

Articuno is based on the Simurgh, deriving from the Persian رخ rokh, which is a giant arctic bird. Its long tail and small body also may be a reference to the quetzal. In addition, it is anatomically similar to the white-throat magpie-jay.

Galarian Articuno may be based on the Irish goddess Nemain, with elements of the Tragopan family, bird-of-paradise and quetzals. Its appearance in particular is similar to Nemain's depiction in the Shin Megami Tensei games. Its design could also be a reference to Angry Birds Space, specifically Chuck as Lazer Bird, owing to its purple feathers and black goggle-like features on its face, and its signature ability.

Etymology

Articuno's name is a cross of the words "arctic" and "uno", the Spanish word for one. The second part of its name indicates that it is the first in the series of Kanto's Legendary Birds.

Its Japanese name is simply "Freezer".

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