Arceus (アルセウス, Arceus) is a fictional creature from the Pokémon series.
As a Poké Ball Pokémon
Arceus appears as a Poké Ball and a Master Ball summon. When summoned, it produces a large shockwave that acts as a powerful long-range meteor smash. It does so three times before disappearing. Only airborne players will be hit; grounded players are not affected. It does not cause damage, but it possesses a very high set knockback: any off-stage opponent caught by its attack is extremely likely to get KO'd. However, opponents can DI toward the stage wall, allowing them to tech and survive. The damage ratio can affect how powerful the attack is.
When Arceus is out, CPUs will prefer to never jump off the platform, if they are on a platform far away from other fighters, they will sit there spamming attacks.
A Pokémon said to have hatched from an egg that appeared from nothing. Newly hatched, it created the world and the sky. Its Gravity attack will bring any fighter in midair crashing down to earth. No ground below you? Looks like you're going to go plummeting off the stage as if you'd been hit by a Meteor Smash!
Arceus is a Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV, and is the 493rd and final Pokémon in that generation's National Pokédex. In the Sinnoh mythos, it is considered the universe's creator, and the master of the generation's two legendary trios. By holding a matching Plate item, it can change its type from Normal to any other type in the game. Its signature move is Judgment, an attack which changes its type to match Arceus's current type.
Gravity is a non-damaging Psychic move also introduced in Generation IV. Once used, it applies a status effect to the battle field for 5 turns, grounding every Pokémon in the field: this lowers the evasion of all Pokémon by two stages, removes any immunity to Ground-type moves and makes some moves like High Jump Kick impossible to perform. Arceus learns it at level 10, but since every legitimately available Arceus has so far been obtained at a much higher level it needs the Move Reminder or a Move Tutor to get it.
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