Suicune

Suicune
スイクン - Suikun
245Suicune.png
Entei < Suicune > Larvitar
Species Type
Aurora Pokémon Water.gif
Number Ability
#245 Pressure
Water Absorb
Height Weight
6'07" (2m) 412.3 lbs (187 kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
No Eggs 3
Tier EV Yield
UU 1 Def, 2 Speed
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Suicune (Japanese name: スイクン Suicune) is a Water type Pokemon which, was introduced during Generation II. It is one of the three Legendary Beasts, along with Entei and Raikou. It made its debut in Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver.

Suicune can use one of two abilities, one coming from the Dream World. Suicune's first ability, Pressure, makes it so that insted of 1PP is used, 2PP is used, no matter if it hit or not. Suicune's Dream World ability, Water Absorb, makes it so if Suicune gets hir by a Water type move, Suicune's HP heals 1/4 of its maximum.

According to in-game legend, Suicune and its fellow Beasts were re-incarnated by Ho-oh after a Vaporeon, Flareon and Jolteon died in a fire in the Burnt Tower in Ecruteak City. Other in-game myths claim that it comes with the North Wind and purifies pollutes water. It is also hunted by Eusine. Suicune has no possible evolutions or takes on any other form.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Suicune is a Pokemon that is based off many creatures, mostly the Chinese and Japanese Qilin, it also has seemed to be based off big cats, deer, giraffes, unicorns and many other creatures. It has light blue fur with white diamond patches all over. It also has a white snout, chest and it is white at the under part of its body. Suicune has a majestic purple mane which represents an auora. There are two streamer-like tales that are white. It has small feet which have three toes, each foot has a white paw pad underneath. Suicune has teal coloured antlers that came from the idea of the mythical creature Qilin. It has two small-ish eyes that is close to its antlers, Suicune's iris colour is red.

Gender Differences

Suicune is a genderless Pokemon.

Habitat

Suicune doesn't have specific location for where it lives. Though Suicune seems to roam around grassland areas and/or water, typically lakes. Though, we know that Suicune was origanlly from the Brass Tower for a short period of time, as Ho-oh created the Legendary Beasts while the Brass Tower was burning.

Game Information

Original Games

Spin-Off Games

Trading Card Games

Game Appearances

Generation II

Suicune first appeared in the Generation II games, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal. In these games, Suicune was found wandering the Johto region after having been discovered with Entei and Raikou in the basement of the Burnt Tower in Ecruteak City. It is found at level 50, however, it flees as soon as the battle begins.

Generation III

Suicune is found in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, and only if you chose Charmander as your starter. It wanders the mainland Kanto region at level 50. Like in earlier games, it flees when the battle begins. It can also be Snagged from Cipher Admin Venus in The Under in Pokémon Colosseum.

Generation IV

Suicune is only obtainable by transferring to Pal Park (via the DS Dual-Slot feature from a GBA game) or after chasing it around in HGSS on route 25 in Kanto. Suicune can also be obtained by Wifi from someone who has done this.

Generation VI

Suicune is not available in normal Pokemon X and Pokemon Y gameplay, but can be found in Omega Ruby and Alpha Saphire with Lugia or Ho-Oh in your party on a certain day.

Anime Appearances

Anime

Suicunes first arrival into the Animé was the episode called Don't Touch That 'dile when Ash, Brock and Misty saw Suicune standing in the middle of the lake near New Bark Town. When Suicune sighted them, it ran off.

Suicune had more of an important appearance in the episode For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll when one of the Crystal Bells from the Bell Tower in Ecruteak City were destroyed.

Suicune eventually made another appearance into the animé once again, on the episode Drifloon on the Wind!. Suicune was friends with nurse Joys daughters named Marnie and Paige. Suicune rescued Ash and Paige when they were in danger.

Movies

Suicunes first main appearance into the Pokemon movies is Celebi: Voice of the Forest. (Pokemon movie four). When Suicune had to fight against Dark Celebi.

A shiny Suicune and the other members of Legendary Beasts trio (who are also shiny) appeared in the 13th movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Other Appearances

Suicune appeared in two small cameos at the start of the movies, Arceus and the Jewelof Life and Destiny Deoxys.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Suicune resides in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. Suicune is one of the tier's best Pokémon with amazing defensive stats and good defensive typing, making it one of the premier walls in Underused. Suicune makes for an great check or counter to the majority of the physical threats in the tier as a result of these defensive traits. Suicune can bolster its offensive prowess with Calm Mind and can run its famous CroCune set to provide defensive utility while having the potential to sweep. Suicune can use Roar to phase sweepers like Swords Dance Feraligatr and prevent other set up sweepers to take advantage of Suicune's initial lack of offensive prowess. Suicune can also take a more offensive approach with a Substitute + Calm Mind set or an offensive Calm Mind set with three attacks or Tailwind to compensate for Suicune's lack of speed. Suicune's only real downfall is its lack of power and reliance on Scald to do damage, but it is a phenomenal Pokémon otherwise.

Suicune is also a viable option in the Overused (OU) tier, where the traits that made it shine in Underused apply in Overused as well. Suicune is capable of handling some big threats in the tier, such as Weavile, Mega Metagross, and Heatran. Defensive teams have trouble with Suicune due to Pressure draining the PP of defensive Pokemon that would otherwise outlast Suicune. Suicune does struggle in Overused despite being a decent option for balanced teams as the metagame favors strong, fast threats. It is incredibly one dimensional, either choosing to use a defensive set with Roar or Calm Mind. Suicune does not have a reliable source of recovery, as RestTalk can be unreliable at times and leave Suicune as a sitting duck. It also faces immense competition from Slowbro in the bulky Calm Mind water role, although Suicune has some distinct advantages with Roar and Pressure.

Area Location

PokéDex

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold Said to be the reincarnation of north winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water.
Silver This Pokémon races across the land. It is said that north winds will somehow blow whenever it appears.
Crystal This divine Pokémon blows around the world, always in search of a pure reservoir.
III Ruby Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gracefulness. This Pokémon has the power to purify dirty water.
Sapphire Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gracefulness. This Pokémon has the power to purify dirty water.
Emerald Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gliding elegance. It has the power to purify dirty water.
FireRed This Pokémon races across the land. It is said that north winds will somehow blow whenever it appears.
LeafGreen Said to be the reincarnation of north winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water.
IV Diamond It travels across the world to purify polluted water. It moves together with the north wind.
Pearl It travels across the world to purify polluted water. It moves together with the north wind.
Platinum It travels across the world to purify polluted water. It moves together with the north wind.
HeartGold Said to be the embodiment of north winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water.
SoulSilver This Pokémon races across the land. It is said that north winds will somehow blow whenever it appears.
V Black It travels across the world to purify polluted water. It moves together with the north wind.
White It travels across the world to purify polluted water. It moves together with the north wind.
Black 2 It races around the world to purify fouled water. It dashes away with the north wind.
White 2 It races around the world to purify fouled water. It dashes away with the north wind.
VI X It races around the world to purify fouled water. It dashes away with the north wind.
Y Said to be the embodiment of north winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water.
Omega Ruby Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gracefulness. This Pokémon has the power to purify dirty water.
Alpha Sapphire Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gracefulness. This Pokémon has the power to purify dirty water.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
100
- 341 404 -
Atk
75
167 186 249 273
Def
115
239 266 329 361
SpAtk
90
194 216 279 306
SpDef
115
239 266 329 361
Spe
85
185 206 269 295

Moves

Via Level-up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
8 Bubblebeam Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
15 Rain Dance Water.gif N/A 100 Other.png
22 Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
29 Aurora Beam Ice.gif 65 100 Special.png
36 Mist Ice.gif N/A N/A Other.png
43 Mirror Coat Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
50 Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
57 Tailwind Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
64 Extrasensory Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
71 Hydro Pump Water.gif 120 80 Special.png
78 Calm Mind Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
85 Blizzard Ice.gif 120 70 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM60 Quash Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 95 100 Special.png
HM05 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Suicune


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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