Xerneas (Kalos Mountain Pokédex. It is a Fairy-Type, and is known as the Life Pokémon.) is the 148th Pokémon in the
Xerneas uses the Fairy Aura Ability, which will power up Fairy-Type moves of all Pokémon that are in battle by one-third.
Xerneas doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.
Xerneas takes on the appearance of an eight-horned deer that's very large by comparison to most deer. Its upper body is blue, and outside of battle the horns are cyan in appearance. In battle, these horns take on the colors of the rainbow.
Xerneas main body is black with cyan markings on its legs and hooves.
Xerneas is a Genderless Pokémon species.
Xerneas can be found at the bottom of Team Flare's Lab in Pokémon X.
Xerneas has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.
Trading Card Game
Xerneas is listed three times as a Rare Card or higher in the XY Set, two of which are EX Cards.
Xerneas has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.
Xerneas is set to appear in the upcoming film The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie.
Xerneas has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.
Xerneas resides in the Uber tier of competitive battling as one of the most threatening offensive presences the tier has ever seen. With great versatility, Xerneas is fully capable of pulling off many different sets. Its Geomancy sweeper set is among the most metagame defining sets with teams forced to prepare heavily for it to prevent being swept. Thanks to an above average HP stat and a good defensive typing, Xerneas has ample opportunities to set up and wreak havoc. Fairy Aura is a great ability that gives Xerneas essentially a Life Orb boost with its Fairy attacks like Moonblast, which is helpful considering that Xerneas has to use a Power Herb to set up with Geomancy. Xerneas's coverage moves allow for it to circumvent certain threats in the tier even though many of them are with shaky accuracy, such as Focus Blast and Thunder without rain. Other notable Xerneas sets are its Choice Scarf set that hits hard with its boosted Moonblasts and gives Xerneas revenge killing ability. An all-out attacker set with a Life Orb or Expert Belt works phenomenally as a top notch wallbreaker that puts heavy pressure on opposing defensive teams without Geomancy and gives Xerneas more room for coverage. With Choice Specs, Xerneas can be a frightening wallbreaker that can heavily damage usual switch-ins like Klefki and Primal Groudon without having the inflexibility of the Geomancy set which only gets one opportunity to to heavy damage. Xerneas can also run a physically defensive set that acts as a good check to huge threats like Mega Salamence while having utility with moves like Aromatherapy or Roar. However, Xerneas is not flawless, as it can be worn down with entry hazards and status ailments. Xerneas is very heavily prepared for, which can be problematic when trying to sweep, especially considering nuisances like Klefki and Primal Groudon can very easily halt its sweep with Thunder Wave. It also lacks reliable recovery for defensive sets, which can be highly problematic due to having to having to rely on the Rest + Sleep Talk combo. Some sets are highly susceptible to Mega Gengar, which can trap Xerneas and effectively remove it with Sludge Wave. Despite all these flaws, they are overshadowed by Xerneas's overwhelming positive traits that make it a top-tier threat.
Xerneas cannot learn any moves by way of Breeding.