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#566 Archen

official Archen artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Archen
Type RockFlying
Species First Bird Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1' 8")
Weight 9.5 kg (20.9 lbs)
Catch rate 45

Archen's description

Archen is a Rock- / Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 5 and has the National Dex number #566. The Pokédex classifies it as the First Bird Pokémon.

Archen's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
아켄 (Aken) Arkéapti Flapteryx アーケン (Archen) 始祖小鳥 / 始祖小鸟 (Shǐzǔxiǎoniǎo)

Archen's resistances & weaknesses

NormalFireWaterElectricIcePoisonFylingBugRockSteel
x ½x ½x 2x 2x 2x ½x ½x ½x 2x 2

Archen's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 1 Attack

Breeding

Gender ratio 87.5%12.5%
Egg Group(s) Flying, Water 3
Egg Cycles 30 (approx. 7680 steps)

Archen's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Defeatist - -

Archen's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 55
115 220 162 314
Attack 112
105 206 180 355
Defense 45
45 85 106 207
Sp. Atk 74
71 137 138 271
Sp. Def 45
45 85 106 207
Speed 70
67 130 134 262
Total 401

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Archen's evolutions

Level 37

Archen's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
5BlackSaid to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
5WhiteRevived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
5Black 2, White 2It was revived from an ancient fossil. Not able to fly, it lived in treetops and hopped from one branch to another.
6XRevived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
6YSaid to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
6Omega RubyRevived from a fossil, this Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon.
6Alpha SapphireSaid to be an ancestor of bird Pokémon, they were unable to fly and moved about by hopping from one branch to another.
7SunIt is the ancestor of all bird Pokémon. Archen itself could not actually fly but moved by hopping from treetop to treetop.
7MoonTo all appearances flightless, it was able to glide down from tall treetops to snag its prey.
7Ultra SunOnce thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon, some of the latest research suggests that may not be the case.
7Ultra MoonRestored from a fossil, this ancient bird Pokémon has wings but can't yet fly.