Archeops

Archeops
アーケオス
Archeops.png
Archen < Archeops > Trubbish
Species
Type
First Bird Pokémon
Rock.gif Flying.gif
Number
Ability
#567
Height
Weight
4'7" (1.4m)
70.5 lbs (32kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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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.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

Original Games

In all of its game appearances, the only way to obtain Archeops is to evolve an Archen.

Spin-off Games

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

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.

Anime/Manga Information

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.

Movies

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

Manga

Archeops' Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Archeops is in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With amazing offensive stats and a great Speed stat, Archeops is one of the tier's best offensive threats. It has a great offensive movepool to work with which allows for it to break through certain counters. STAB Acrobatics is the most notable of the bunch, giving Archeops a powerful STAB attack to work with at the cost of not using an item. It also has numerous other attacks to work with in STAB Stone Edge and Earth Power to smack around certain physically defensive Pokémon harder. Its typing is decent defensively, giving it some useful resistances to Normal, Bug, Fire, and Flying, allowing it to deviate from the normal offensive set and run a more supportive bulky set with Defog, Taunt, and Roost. A suicide lead set is another set that Archeops can run, having Stealth Rock to support a team while using moves like Taunt, Endeavor, and Head Smash to ensure that an entry hazard remover will not be able to get by too easily. However, Archeops has an awful ability in Defeatist, which lowers its attacking stats and renders it nearly useless as a result if it cannot Roost off the damage. Stealth Rock and mediocre bulk do not help Archeops's longevity, as it can be weakened by taking 25% off its health and can be hit hard by various attacks. Rhydon, Steelix, and Regirock are all prominent Pokémon that can take on Archeops without too much trouble, giving it fits if it does not run the appropriate coverage move.

Archeops is also usable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With a great Speed tier and access to moves like Stealth Rock, Taunt, and Endeavor, Archeops makes for an ideal suicide lead for hyper offense teams. It outspeeds many Taunt and Defog users, allowing for it to shut them down and prevent them from removing entry hazards from the field. It can also use Taunt and Endeavor to deal with stall teams, as it can weaken a foe quite a bit when at low health. Archeops does suffer from a bad defensive typing and awful ability in Defeatist, rendering a lot of other sets it could run unviable.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Evolve Archen
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Archen
X/Y None Evolve Archen
Omega Ruby None Evolve Archen
Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun None Transfer or Trade
Moon None Evolve Archen

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
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.
VI X They are intelligent and will cooperate to catch prey. From the ground, they use a running start to take flight.
Y It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25 mph.
Omega Ruby They are intelligent and will cooperate to catch prey. From the ground, they use a running start to take flight.
Alpha Sapphire It runs better than it flies. It takes off into the sky by running at a speed of 25 mph.
VII Sun Although apparently able to fly, they tended to run along the ground, averaging speeds of roughly 25 mph.
Moon They hunted in flocks. When one Archeops had the prey cornered, another would swoop on it.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
75
. 260 354 .
Atk
140
256 285 379 416
Def
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Atk
112
206 229 323 355
Sp. Def
65
121 135 229 251
Speed
110
202 225 319 350

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
Start Rock Throw Rock.gif 50 90 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
40 Endeavor Normal.gif ?? 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

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
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.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
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
TM76 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 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 -- 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 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190 -- Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 175 -- 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
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 200 -- 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
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190 -- 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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Level 37
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Archeops

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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