Articuno

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Articuno
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Articuno's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Games Melee
Move Icy Wind
Rarity Rare
Article on Bulbapedia Articuno (Pokémon)

Articuno (フリーザー, Freezer) is a fictional creature in the Pokémon media franchise.

Origin[edit]

Articuno's official artwork from Pokémon Red and Blue.

Articuno is an Ice/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #144 as the "Freeze Pokémon". Along with Zapdos and Moltres, Articuno is part of a trio commonly referred to as the legendary birds.

Icy Wind is an Ice-type special move with 55 base power and 95% accuracy, which affects all adjacent foes and reduces by one stage the Speed of every target. Articuno does not learn it naturally, but can learn it by TM16 in Generation II and by Move Tutor in several later games.


In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Articuno on Final Destination.

Articuno is a legendary Pokémon that can be summoned via a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Articuno's appearance is rare due to its status as a legendary Pokémon, and general high power. Its chance of appearing out of a Poké Ball is highly increased in the event match Legendary Pokémon. Articuno uses Icy Wind as its attack, where it will unleash a blast of frost from its body. Any character in Icy Wind's attack radius will take 25% damage and be frozen for a few seconds, much like being affected by a Freezie. Characters that are affected by Articuno's Icy Wind will also be sent towards the top of the screen with very high knockback; lighter characters could potentially be OHKO'd. Articuno's attack cannot harm the summoner.

Trophy information[edit]

Articuno Trophy in Melee.
Articuno
Clouds gather, the barometer plunges, and fresh snow falls from the frigid air when this legendary Pokémon takes wing. Graceful and elegant, it boasts long tail feathers that flap in the wind and are lovely to behold. As would be expected, its combat moves are based on its cold nature; they include Ice Beam and Blizzard. (Pokémon Red & Blue 09/98)

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Articuno only appears as a trophy exclusive to the 3DS version.

Trophy description[edit]

Articuno's trophy in Smash 3DS
Articuno
North America The air around Articuno is always cool, and it can make snow fall on even the hottest of days. It must be the perfect Pokémon to have around in summer! Then again, do you really want to be the one to use a Legendary bird Pokémon as an ice machine? Let's just think this through for a minute.
Europe The air around Articuno is always cool, and it can make snow fall on even the hottest of days. It must be the perfect Pokémon to have around in summer! Then again, do you really want to be the one to use a Legendary Bird Pokémon as an ice machine? You'd just get the cold shoulder from the whole Pokémon community.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Articuno appears alongside Zapdos and Moltres as a primary Spirit.

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Ability Series
462
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Articuno, Zapdos, & Moltres
Attack
★★★★ 3 No Effect Pokémon Series

Trivia[edit]

  • Articuno is the only member of the legendary birds not to appear in Ultimate as a background character.


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