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

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV Diamond N/A
Pearl N/A
Platinum N/A
HeartGold N/A
SoulSilver N/A
V Black They are intelligent and will cooperate to catch prey. From the ground, they use a running start to take flight.
White It runs better than it flies. It catches prey by running at speeds comparable to those of an automobile.
Black 2 It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25mph.
White 2 It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25mph.

[edit] Statistics

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
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
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.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
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 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
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 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
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
Defog Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Head Smash Rock.gif 150 80 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png

[edit] 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

[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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