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Articuno (フリーザー, Freezer) is a creature in the Pokémon media franchise.
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.
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, with most characters (except for fast fallers and most heavyweights) being OHKO'd on Final Destination. Articuno's attack cannot harm the summoner.
Articuno only appears as a trophy exclusive to the 3DS version.
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