Archen < Archeops > Trubbish

Species Type
First Bird Pokémon Rock.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#567 Defeatist
Height Weight
4'7" (1.4m) 70.5 lbs (32kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Archen None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Flying / Water 3 45
Tier EV Yield
RU/UU/OU 2 Attack Points

Archeops (アーケオス) is the 73rd Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Rock/Flying Type, and it is known as the First Bird Pokémon.

Archeops' Ability is Defeatist, which reduces both its Attack and Special Attack by 50% when it's HP falls below half of its maximum.

Archen evolve into Archeops starting at Level 37.

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


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Archeops, like it's pre-evolved form, are both based on the ancient bird, Archaeopteryx.

[edit] Gender Differences

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

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Archeops can only be obtained by reviving a Plume Fossil and evolving Archen in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Archeops appears at World Axle Treetops B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Archeops is listed as a Rare Card in the Noble Victories set, and as a Hidden Ultra Rare Card in the Dark Explorers set.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

After evolving from an Archen during the episode Archeops in the Modern World, Team Rocket would try to capture it, only for Archeops to escape their electrical net by using Dragonbreath. Wild Archeops would also appear in two episodes that take place at Twist Mountain.

[edit] Movies

Wild Archeops appear in the Black version of Pokémon Movie 14.

[edit] Manga

Archeops' Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Archeops is a viable sweeper in the Rarely-Utilized, Under-Utilized and Over-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling thanks to a very high Attack Stat backed with a high Speed. While its Special Attack isn't as high as its Attack, it's high enough to be a threat to opponents expecting physical attacks. The biggest problem that Archeops has is its Ability, because once its HP falls below 50%, Defeatist activates, cutting its Attack and Special Attack in half. Plus, it's low Defenses don't allow it to take too many hits.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Evolve Archen
Black2/White2 None Evolve Archen

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond N/A
IV Pokémon Pearl N/A
IV Pokémon Platinum N/A
IV Pokémon HeartGold N/A
IV Pokémon SoulSilver N/A

V Pokémon Black They are intelligent and will cooperate to catch prey. From the ground, they use a running start to take flight.
V Pokémon White It runs better than it flies. It catches prey by running at speeds comparable to those of an automobile.
V Pokémon Black 2 It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25mph.
V Pokémon White 2 It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25mph.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 260 354 -
256 285 379 416
121 135 229 251
Sp. Atk
206 229 323 355
Sp. Def
121 135 229 251
202 225 319 350

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Quick Attack Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Leer Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Start Wing Attack Flying.png 60 100 Physical
Rock Throw Rock.png 50 90 Physical
8 Double Team Normal.png N/A N/A Status
11 Scary Face Normal.png N/A 100 Status
15 Pluck Flying.png 60 100 Physical
18 Ancientpower Rock.png 60 100 Special
21 Agility Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
25 Quick Guard Fighting.png N/A N/A Status
28 Acrobatics Flying.png 55 100 Physical
31 Dragonbreath Dragon.png 60 100 Special
35 Crunch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
40 Endeavor Normal.png N/A 100 Physical
45 U-turn Bug.png 70 100 Physical
51 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
56 Dragon Claw Dragon.png 80 100 Physical
61 Thrash Normal.png 120 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.png 80 100 Physical
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM23 Smack Down Rock.png 50 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM41 Torment Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.png 55 100 Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.png -- -- Status
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.png 60 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.png -- -- Status
TM89 U-turn Bug.png 70 100 Physical
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM02 Fly Flying.png 90 95 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Steel Wing Steel.png 70 90% Physical
Defog Flying.png -- --% Status
Dragon Pulse Dragon.png 90 100% Special
Head Smash Rock.png 150 80% Physical
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Bite Dark.png 60 100% Physical

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Archen Archeops
Level 37

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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