Spectrier (レイスポス Reisuposu) is a Ghost-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII, included in Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass.

Biology

Physiology

Spectrier resembles a black horse with deep purple hair resembling wisps on its mane, hooves, and tail. It has eyes that seems to be always closed, each with eyelashes.

Behavior

As stated by Calyrex, Spectrier likes crops, especially Shaderoot Carrots.

Evolution

Spectrier does not evolve.

Game Info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Trade None
SWSH
The Crown Tundra
Defuse from Shadow Rider Calyrex One


Pokédex Entries

  • Sword

    It probes its surroundings with all its senses save one—it doesn't use its sense of sight. Spectrier's kicks are said to separate soul from body.

  • Shield

    As it dashes through the night, Spectrier absorbs the life-force of sleeping creatures. It craves silence and solitude.


Stats

Spectrier's Stats
HP
100
Attack
65
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
145
Sp. Def
80
Speed
130
Total
580

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
6 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
12 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
18 Stomp 65 100% 20 Normal Physical
24 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
30 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
36 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
42 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
48 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
54 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
60 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
66 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
72 Nasty Plot —% 20 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.

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 —% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM38 Will-O-Wisp Type Fire.gif Status 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 20
TM53 Mud Shot Type Ground.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM69 Psycho Cut Type Psychic.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM77 Hex Type Ghost.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM81 Bulldoze Type Ground.gif Physical 60 100% 20
TM85 Snarl Type Dark.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM86 Phantom Force Type Ghost.gif Physical 90 100% 10
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground.gif Physical 75 100% 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.


TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR12 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TR32 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR33 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR35 Uproar Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR49 Calm Mind Type Psychic.gif Status —% 20
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status —% 20
TR81 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 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.


Breeding

Spectrier learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Lash Out Type Dark.gif Physical 75 100% 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.


Sprites

Trivia

Origin

Spectrier possibly draws inspiration from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with Spectrier representing the Black Horse of Famine given its ability to drain the life force of beings around it. It may also be based off of a kelpie, a mythological spirit that is often depicted as a horse and originates from Scotland, which the Crown Tundra is based on. Kelpies in mythology are also stated to hunt those that attempt to ride them. This is shown with how Calyrex is able to tame and ride Spectrier. Alternatively, it could be based on the Púca, a mythological shapeshifting creature ridden by the High King Of Ireland that often took the form of a horse. The Púca was tamed by a bridle made of its tail hair, like the Reigns of Unity, and it tended to come in either black or white, just like Spectrier and Glastrier. It may also take inspiration from the black chess pieces in the game chess, specifically the Knight pieces, which depict a horse's head. Spectrier may also reference the Old English Black, a breed of extinct horse who went on to become the modern Clydesdale and Shire horse breeds. Its hooves being detached from its main body may reference the feathering of the Old English Black as well.

Etymology

Spectrier comes from specter and destrier (a medieval battle horse).

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