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(アーケン Aaken)
First Bird Pokémon Pokémon
Ability Gender
Defeatist 12.5% ♀/87.5% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Unknown Unknown
Weight Height
9.5kg. ??? 0.6m ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F566.png
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
55 112 45
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
74 45 70

Archen (Japanese: アーケン Aaken) is a Generation V Rock/Flying-type Fossil Pokémon based off of an Archaeopteryx that can be revived from a Plume Fossil.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Archen is a red, yellow, and blue feathered bird with a large beak, 3-taloned feet and a blue tail. It also has claws on its hands.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

Archen evolves into Archeops at level 37.

Game Info[edit | edit source]

Game Locations[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Location
Black/White Revive Fossil received in Relic Castle

Pokédex Entries[edit | edit source]

Generations I - IV
Archen did not appear during the Generation I - IV games.
Said to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
Revived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Learnset[edit | edit source]

Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical

1 Leer - -% 30 Normal Status

1 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical

5 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical

8 Double Team - -% 15 Normal Status

11 Scary Face - 100% 10 Normal Status

15 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical

18 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special

21 Agility - -% 30 Psychic Status

25 Quick Guard - -% 15 Fighting Status

28 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical

31 Dragonbreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special

35 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical

38 Endeavor - 100% 5 Normal Physical

41 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical

45 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical

48 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical

51 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites[edit | edit source]

I Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Archen did not appear in Generation I
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Archen did not appear in Generation II
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Archen did not appear in Generation III
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Archen did not appear in Generation IV
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Archen BW.gif Archen BW Back.gif
Shiny Archen BW.gif Shiny Archen BW Back.gif

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Archen is one of three fossil Pokémon that is also a bird, along with Aerodactyl and Archeops.
  • Archen is also one of five fossil Pokémon that start with the letter "A", along with Anorith, Armaldo, and yet again, Aerodactyl and Archeops.
  • Archen is based on Archaeopteryx, a prehistoric bird that supposedly lived in the the Late Jurassic period and the first bird animal known, since it has claws on its wings.

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