144 Articuno



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Ice Shard, Icy Wind, Ancient Power
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 18.5 1/15/14CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    100,000 Stardust
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Bulky
    Takes hits well.
  • - Low Shield Pressure
    May struggle to draw shields because of its weaker or slower attacks.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Ice Shard 3.33 3.6 3 General
2 Fast Frost Breath 2.5 4.2 2 Heavy Damage
3 Charged Icy Wind 100% chance -1 Atk opponent 45 72 1.6 5 - 4 - 5 Debuff
4 Charged Ancient Power 10% chance +1 Atk +1 Def self 45 60 1.33 5 - 4 - 5 Boost
5 Charged Hurricane* 65 132 2.03 7 - 6 - 7 Nuke
6 Charged Ice Beam 55 108 1.96 6 - 5 - 6 High Energy
7 Charged Blizzard 75 168 2.24 8 - 7 - 8 Nuke

Character Introduction


Articuno is a legendary Ice & Flying Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Rock, Steel, Fire and Electric moves. Articuno's strongest moveset is Frost Breath & Ice Beam and it has a Max CP of 3,051.


"Articuno is a Legendary Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Ice Shard + Icy Wind and Hurricane* or Ancient Power

The greater energy generation from Ice Shard is much more valuable than Frost Breath's edge in damage output. 

Icy Wind is basically the main reason to run Articuno, providing solid damage and an aggravating attack debuff. Ancient Power is a solid option in the Ultra League, giving you a solid hit against other Articuno or Charizard. However, ever since AP got nerfed, Hurricane has seen a rise in play, giving a strong nuke against Fighting-types, and in general a hard hit many players may not expect!

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 1.5 / 5

Articuno doesn't hold much prominence in the Great League. It's threatened by many types, and has issues with a number of big-name Pokemon. Its stat-distribution makes it more defensive in nature, but this is betrayed by a poor defensive typing that's easy to exploit by a huge portion of the metagame. Sadly, Articuno really doesn't have much of a claim to fame here.

Ultra League: 4 / 5

Articuno is an actual threat in the Ultra League. A strong matchup against the ever-prominent Giratina is the primary reason to run it. Pair that with winning matchups against Cresselia, Togekiss, and Swampert, and you can understand why people love Articuno. While you certainly have to work to keep it away from Lapras, Machamp, and Registeel, Articuno is a Pokémon worth running.

Master League: 3 / 5

While Articuno may at first glance seem powerful due to the prevalence of Dragons, Master League is a format largely defined by Steel-types and Kyogre. That's not great for an Ice-type like Articuno. While it could be worth bringing out in Draft, we can't recommend you use Articuno in GBL.

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