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    Pokémon series character
    First appearancePokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
    First gamePokémon Diamond and Pearl
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    In-universe information

    Arceus (Japanese: アルセウス, Hepburn: Aruseusu) is a Normal-type Mythical Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise, created by Nintendo and Game Freak. The Pokémon serves as the Pokémon universe's creator deity, as depicted in the Sinnoh region myths of the Pokémon video game series.

    It first appeared in the film Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, and has since had central roles in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles, as well as other Pokémon media.

    Concept and creation[edit]

    Design and characteristics[edit]

    Arceus is a white, horse-like Pokémon with a golden arch present on its back. Known as the "Alpha Pokémon", it weighs 705.5 pounds (320.0 kg), and has a height of 10 feet 6 inches (3.20 m).

    In-universe biography[edit]

    According to several of its Pokédex entries, it is told in mythology that the Pokémon emerged from an egg before the universe even existed.[1] After that, it is said to have "shaped all that there is in this world", making it the creator deity of the Pokémon universe.[2]

    It is also said to have created Dialga and Palkia, as well as other legendary Pokémon, with its "1,000 arms".[3][4]


    Arceus has made many appearances in Pokémon media.

    In the video game series[edit]

    Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl[edit]

    Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver[edit]

    Pokémon Legends: Arceus[edit]

    In the anime[edit]

    Pokémon Journeys: The Series[edit]

    "Showdown at the Gates of Warp!"[edit]
    Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles[edit]

    In the films[edit]

    Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life[edit]

    Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages[edit]

    In the manga[edit]

    Arceus and the Jewel of Life (manga adaptation)[edit]

    Pokémon: Adventures[edit]

    Platinum (chapter)[edit]
    HeartGold & SoulSilver (chapter)[edit]

    Trading Card Game[edit]

    Other appearances[edit]

    Super Smash Bros. series[edit]


    Stats, lore and canon abilities, beta: https://www.cbr.com/pokemon-anatomy-arceus/

    Reaction to beta: https://www.polygon.com/2020/7/27/21340391/beta-arceus-pokemon-nintendo-gigaleak-memes-fan-art-diamond-pearl

    A lot of information, including planned debut in DPPt Hall of Origin, Signature move, lore, and type change: https://www.cbr.com/arceus-trivia-facts-pokemon/

    Opinion piece on Arceus' role in PLA: https://www.ign.com/videos/pokemon-legends-arceus-is-pokemons-most-tragic-story-ever

    Some lore: https://www.polygon.com/pokemon/22911014/pokemon-legends-arceus-pronunciation

    Being the Creator: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/pokemon-brilliant-diamond-shining-pearl-add-arceus-encounter/1100-6501541/

    Jewel of Life: https://www.nintendoworldreport.com/feature/26337/pokemarathon-parade-pokemon-arceus-and-the-jewel-of-life

    Initial Jewel of Life distribution: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2022/03/mythical-pokmon-arceus-is-finally-coming-to-brilliant-diamond-and-shining-pearl/

    See also[edit]


    1. ^ Game Freak (2013-08-12). Pokémon Y (Nintendo 3DS). Nintendo. Pokédex: It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
    2. ^ Game Freak (2009-03-22). Pokémon Platinum (Nintendo DS). Nintendo. Pokédex: It is said to have emerged from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world.
    3. ^ Wald, Heather (2021-10-28). "Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Who is Arceus in Pokemon lore?". gamesradar. Retrieved 2022-09-13.
    4. ^ Grindle, Ben (2022-03-21). "Pokemon Legends: Arceus - The Story Behind the Old Verses". Game Rant. Retrieved 2022-09-13.

    External Links[edit]

    Category:Pokémon species Category:Fictional deities