Archen

Archen
アーケン
Archen.png
Carracosta < Archen > Archeops
Species
Type
First Bird Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#566
Height
Weight
1'8" (0.5m)
20.9 lbs (9.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
N/A
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Archen (アーケン) is the 72nd Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Rock/Flying-Type, and it is known as the First Bird Pokémon.

Archen's Ability is Defeatist, which cuts its Attack and Special Attack in half when its HP falls below 50% of its maximum.

Archen gain the opportunity to evolve into Archeops starting at Level 37.

Archen is in the Egg Groups Flying and Water 3, and its Egg takes approximately 7,680 Steps to hatch. It takes Archen One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Archen, like its evolved form are both based on the ancient bird, Archaeopteryx.

Gender Differences

Archen doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Archen can be received by reviving a Plume Fossil in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2. The Plume Fossil can be chosen over the Cover Fossil at Relic Castle in Black and White, but in Black 2 and White 2 the location of receiving the Plume Fossil is entirely different. After defeating the Elite Four, the Plume Fossil or Cover Fossil can be chosen at the Nacrene City Museum by speaking to Lenora.

The Plume Fossil can be obtained in Pokémon X, Y and Omega Ruby by using Rock Smash on breakable rocks in specific areas. They can be found at Glittering Cave in X and Y, and at different Mirage Islands in Omega Ruby.

In Pokémon Moon, a Plume Fossil can be bought at Olivia's shop in Konikoni City.

Spin-off Games

Archen appears at Sun-Dappled Bank Treetops 2-1 and World Axle Treetops B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Archen is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Noble Victories set.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Wild Archen appear during the episode Archeops in the Modern World!, in which a wild Archen needed help learning how to fly. After eating a fruit that grew out of a tree, it evolved into an Archeops. Wild Archen also appear in two episodes that take place at Twist Mountain.

Movies

Archen has yet to make an appearance in the Movies.

Manga

Archen's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Archen is listed in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it hasn't evolved yet.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White -- Revive Plume Fossil
Black 2/White 2 -- Revive Plume Fossil
X/Y -- Revive Plume Fossil
Omega Ruby -- Revive Plume Fossil
Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun None Transfer or Trade
Moon -- Revive Plume Fossil

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V 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.
VI 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.
VII 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.


Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
55
. 220 314 .
Atk
112
206 229 323 355
Def
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Atk
74
137 153 247 271
Sp. Def
45
85 95 189 207
Speed
70
130 145 239 262

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Wing Attack Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
5 Rock Throw Rock.gif 50 90 Physical.png
8 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
11 Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
15 Pluck Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
18 Ancient Power Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
21 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
25 Quick Guard Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
28 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
31 Dragon Breath Dragon.gif 60 100 Special.png
35 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
38 Endeavor Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
41 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
45 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
48 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
50 Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Other.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Ally Switch Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Defog Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 85 100 Special.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Head Smash Rock.gif 150 80 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
Switcheroo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 190*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 200*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 160*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 175 -- Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 175 -- Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Endeavor Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Evolution Line

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Archen
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Level 37

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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