#493 Arceus
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Name Other Names No. Gender Ratio Type
Arceus
Japan: Aruseus
アルセウス
French: Arceus
German: Arceus
Korean: 아르세우스
National: #493
BW Unova: #---
B2W2 Unova: #---
Arceus is Genderless
Abilities: Multitype
Multitype: Changes type to match the held Plate.
Classification Height Weight Capture Rate Base Egg Steps
Alpha Pokémon 10’06”
3.2m
705.5lbs
320.0kg
3 30,720
Experience Growth Base Happiness Effort Values Earned Flee FlagEntree Forest Level
1,250,000 Points
Slow
0 3 HP Point(s)
0 Level 100
Damage Taken
*1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *2 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *0 *1 *1 *1
Wild Hold Item Egg Groups
Arceus cannot breed
Evolutionary Chain
Alternate Forms
Normal-typeBug-typeDark-typeDragon-typeElectric-typeFighting-type
No Item
Insect Plate

Dread Plate

Draco Plate

Zap Plate

Fist Plate
Fire-typeFlying-typeGhost-typeGrass-typeGround-typeIce-type

Flame Plate

Sky Plate

Spooky Plate

Meadow Plate

Earth Plate

Icicle Plate
Poison-typePsychic-typeRock-typeSteel-typeWater-type

Toxic Plate

Mind Plate

Stone Plate

Iron Plate

Splash Plate
Arceus' form changes depending upon the plate that it holds
Locations
Black None. PokéTransfer or Dream World
White None. PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black 2 Trade Required
White 2 Trade Required

Flavor Text
Black It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
White
Black 2
White 2

Black/White/Black 2/White 2 Level Up
LevelAttack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
Seismic Toss ?? 100 20 --
The target is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.
Cosmic Power -- -- 20 --
The user absorbs a mystical power from space to raise its Defense and Sp. Def stats.
Natural Gift ?? 100 15 --
The user draws power to attack by using its held Berry. The Berry determines its type and power.
Punishment ?? 100 5 --
This attack's power increases the more the target has powered up with stat changes.
10 Gravity -- -- 5 --
Gravity is intensified for five turns, making moves involving flying unusable and negating Levitate.
20 Earth Power 90 100 10 --
The user makes the ground under the target erupt with power. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.
30 Hyper Voice 90 100 10 --
The user lets loose a horribly echoing shout with the power to inflict damage.
40 Extremespeed 80 100 5 --
The user charges the target at blinding speed. This attack always goes before any other move.
50 Refresh -- -- 20 --
The user rests to cure itself of a poisoning, burn, or paralysis.
60 Future Sight 100 100 10 --
Two turns after this move is used, a hunk of psychic energy attacks the target.
70 Recover -- -- 10 --
Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.
80 Hyper Beam 150 90 5 --
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.
90 Perish Song -- -- 5 --
Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.
100 Judgment 100 100 10 --
The user releases countless shots of light at the target. Its type varies with the kind of Plate the user is holding.
TM & HM Attacks
TM/HM #Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
TM01 Hone Claws -- -- 15 --
The user sharpens its claws to boost its Attack stat and accuracy.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100 15 --
The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100 10 --
The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
TM04 Calm Mind -- -- 20 --
The user quietly focuses its mind and calms its spirit to raise its Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats.
TM05 Roar -- 100 20 --
The target is scared off and replaced by another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
TM06 Toxic -- 90 10 --
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
TM07 Hail -- -- 10 --
The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.
TM10 Hidden Power ?? 100 15 --
A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.
TM11 Sunny Day -- -- 5 --
The user intensifies the sun for five turns, powering up Fire-type moves.
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100 10 10
The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. It may also freeze the target solid.
TM14 Blizzard 120 70 5 10
A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the opposing team. It may also freeze them solid.
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90 5 --
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.
TM16 Light Screen -- -- 30 --
A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from special attacks for five turns.
TM17 Protect -- -- 10 --
It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
TM18 Rain Dance -- -- 5 --
The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.
TM19 Telekinesis -- -- 15 --
The user makes the target float with its psychic power. The target is easier to hit for three turns.
TM20 Safeguard -- -- 25 --
The user creates a protective field that prevents status problems for five turns.
TM21 Frustration ?? 100 20 --
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
TM22 Solarbeam 120 100 10 --
A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the second turn.
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100 15 10
A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
TM25 Thunder 120 70 10 30
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
TM26 Earthquake 100 100 10 --
The user sets off an earthquake that strikes those around it.
TM27 Return ?? 100 20 --
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.
TM29 Psychic 90 100 10 --
The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the target's Sp. Def stat.
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100 15 --
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
TM31 Brick Break 75 100 15 --
The user attacks with a swift chop. It can also break any barrier such as Light Screen and Reflect.
TM32 Double Team -- -- 15 --
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
TM33 Reflect -- -- 20 --
A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from physical attacks for five turns.
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100 15 10
The target is scorched with an intense blast of fire. It may also leave the target with a burn.
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100 10 30
Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. It may also poison the target.
TM37 Sandstorm -- -- 10 --
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85 5 10
The target is attacked with an intense blast of all-consuming fire. It may also leave the target with a burn.
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80 10 --
Boulders are hurled at the target. It also lowers the target's Speed by preventing its movement.
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 -- 20 --
The user confounds the target with speed, then slashes. The attack lands without fail.
TM42 Facade 70 100 20 --
An attack move that doubles its power if the user is poisoned, burned, or has paralysis.
TM44 Rest -- -- 10 --
The user goes to sleep for two turns. It fully restores the user's HP and heals any status problem.
TM48 Round 60 100 15 --
The user attacks the target with a song. Others can join in the Round and make the attack do greater damage.
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100 15 --
The user attacks the target with an echoing voice. If this move is used every turn, it does greater damage.
TM50 Overheat 140 90 5 --
The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70 5 --
The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100 10 --
The user draws power from nature and fires it at the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90 10 --
The user attacks with an electric charge. The user may use any remaining electricity to raise its Sp. Atk stat.
TM59 Incinerate 30 100 15 --
The user attacks the target with fire. If the target is holding a Berry, the Berry becomes burnt up and unusable.
TM60 Quash -- 100 15 --
The user suppresses the target and makes its move go last.
TM61 Will-o-wisp -- 75 15 --
The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100 15 --
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.
TM66 Payback 50 100 10 --
If the user moves after the target, this attack's power will be doubled.
TM67 Retaliate 70 100 5 --
The user gets revenge for a fainted ally. If an ally fainted in the previous turn, this attack's damage increases.
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90 5 --
The user charges at the target using every bit of its power. The user must rest on the next turn.
TM70 Flash -- 100 20 --
The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80 5 --
The user stabs the foe with sharpened stones from below. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
TM73 Thunder Wave -- 100 20 --
A weak electric charge is launched at the target. It causes paralysis if it hits.
TM75 Swords Dance -- -- 30 --
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user's Attack stat.
TM77 Psych Up -- -- 10 --
The user hypnotizes itself into copying any stat change made by the target.
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100 20 --
The user stomps down on the ground and attacks everything in the area. Hit Pokémon's Speed stat is reduced.
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90 10 --
Large boulders are hurled at the opposing team to inflict damage. It may also make the targets flinch.
TM81 X-scissor 80 100 15 --
The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.
TM83 Work Up -- -- 30 --
The user is roused, and its Attack and Sp. Atk stats increase.
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100 20 30
The target is stabbed with a tentacle or arm steeped in poison. It may also poison the target.
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100 15 --
The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal the user's HP.
TM86 Grass Knot ?? 100 20 --
The user snares the target with grass and trips it. The heavier the target, the greater the damage.
TM87 Swagger -- 90 15 --
The user enrages and confuses the target. However, it also sharply raises the target's Attack stat.
TM90 Substitute -- -- 10 --
The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user's decoy.
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100 10 --
The user gathers all its light energy and releases it at once. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
TM92 Trick Room -- -- 5 --
The user creates a bizarre area in which slower Pokémon get to move first for five turns.
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100 15 --
The user attacks with a punch that can shatter a rock. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
TM95 Snarl 55 95 15 --
The user yells as if it is ranting about something, making the target's Sp. Atk stat decrease.
HM01 Cut 50 95 30 --
The target is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
HM02 Fly 90 95 15 --
The user soars, then strikes its target on the second turn. It can also be used for flying to any familiar town.
HM03 Surf 95 100 15 --
It swamps the area around the user with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.
HM04 Strength 80 100 15 --
The target is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. It can also be used to move heavy boulders.
HM05 Waterfall 80 100 15 --
The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Move Tutor Attacks
Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
Draco Meteor140905--
Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.When Dragon Plate is Held ONLY

Black 2/White 2 Move Tutor Attacks
Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
Aqua Tail909010--
The user attacks by swinging its tail as if it were a vicious wave in a raging storm.
Dark Pulse8010015--
The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. It may also make the target flinch.
Draco Meteor140905--
Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
Dragon Pulse9010010--
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.
Earth Power9010010--
The user makes the ground under the target erupt with power. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.
Giga Drain7510010--
A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Gravity----5--
Gravity is intensified for five turns, making moves involving flying unusable and negating Levitate.
Heat Wave100901010
The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing team. It may also leave targets with a burn.
Hyper Voice9010010--
The user lets loose a horribly echoing shout with the power to inflict damage.
Icy Wind559515--
The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. It also reduces the targets' Speed stat.
Iron Defense----15--
The user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Iron Head8010015--
The user slams the target with its steel-hard head. It may also make the target flinch.
Iron Tail1007515--
The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
Last Resort1401005--
This move can be used only after the user has used all the other moves it knows in the battle.
Magic Coat----15--
A barrier reflects back to the target moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.
Outrage12010010--
The user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. It then becomes confused, however.
Recycle----10--
The user recycles a held item that has been used in battle so it can be used again.
Signal Beam751001510
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. It may also confuse the target.
Sleep Talk----10--
While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.
Snore4010015--
An attack that can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the target flinch.
Stealth Rock----20--
The user lays a trap of levitating stones around the opponent's team. The trap hurts opponents that switch into battle.
Tailwind----30--
The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed of all party Pokémon for four turns.
Trick--10010--
The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.
Zen Headbutt809015--
The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. It may also make the target flinch.
Gen III & IV Only Moves (Details)
Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %Method
Water Pulse 60 100 20 20 Gen IV TM03
The user attacks the target with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the target.
Bullet Seed 25 100 30 -- Gen IV TM09
The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
Shock Wave 60 -- 20 -- Gen IV TM34
The user strikes the target with a quick jolt of electricity. This attack cannot be evaded.
Secret Power 70 100 20 30 Gen IV TM43
The user attacks the target with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user's environment.
Brine 65 100 10 -- Gen IV TM55
If the target's HP is down to about half, this attack will hit with double the power.
Endure -- -- 10 -- Gen IV TM58
The user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Silver Wind 60 100 5 -- Gen IV TM62
The target is attacked with powdery scales blown by wind. It may also raise all the user's stats.
Avalanche 60 100 10 -- Gen IV TM72
An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.
Defog -- -- 15 -- Gen IV HM05 DPt
A strong wind blows away the target's obstacles such as Reflect or Light Screen. It also lowers the target's evasiveness.
Whirlpool 35 85 15 100 Gen IV HM05 HGSS
Traps foes in a violent swirling whirlpool for four to five turns.
Dive 80 100 10 -- Move Tutor - PtHGSS
Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the second turn. It can be used to dive deep in the ocean.
Fury Cutter 20 95 20 -- Move Tutor - PtHGSS
The target is slashed with scythes or claws. Its power increases if it hits in succession.
Ominous Wind 60 100 5 10 Move Tutor - PtHGSS
The user blasts the target with a gust of repulsive wind. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
Swift 60 -- 20 -- Move Tutor - PtHGSS
Star-shaped rays are shot at the opposing team. This attack never misses.
Ancientpower 60 100 5 -- Move Tutor - PtHGSS
The user attacks with a prehistoric power. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
Mud-slap 20 100 10 -- Move Tutor - PtHGSS
The user hurls mud in the target's face to inflict damage and lower its accuracy.
Twister 40 100 20 -- Move Tutor - PtHGSS
The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing team. It may also make targets flinch.
Role Play -- -- 10 -- Move Tutor - HGSS
The user mimics the target completely, copying the target's natural Ability.
Headbutt 70 100 15 -- Move Tutor - HGSS
The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. It may also make the target flinch.
Stats
  HP Attack Defense Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
Base Stats 120 120 120 120 120 120
Max Stats
Hindering Nature
Lv. 50 180 - 227 112 - 154 112 - 154 112 - 154 112 - 154 112 - 154
Lv. 100 350 - 444 220 - 305 220 - 305 220 - 305 220 - 305 220 - 305
Max Stats
Neutral Nature
Lv. 50 180 - 227 125 - 172 125 - 172 125 - 172 125 - 172 125 - 172
Lv. 100 350 - 444 245 - 339 245 - 339 245 - 339 245 - 339 245 - 339
Max Stats
Beneficial Nature
Lv. 50 180 - 227 137 - 189 137 - 189 137 - 189 137 - 189 137 - 189
Lv. 100 350 - 444 269 - 372 269 - 372 269 - 372 269 - 372 269 - 372

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