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According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world.
~ Arceus' Pokédex entry in Pokémon Soulsilver
It is described in mythology as the Pokémon that shaped the universe with its 1,000 arms.
~ Arceus' Pokédex entry in Pokémon Diamond

Summary

Arceus is a Mythical Pokémon who is the leader and creator of the "Creation Trio" formed by Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina, as well as the "Lake Trio" formed by Mesprit, Uxie, and Azelf, making it a Trio Master, and the only one who is that of two different trios.

By bringing the trios into existence, Arceus created and shaped the fabric of reality in the Pokémon multiverse, making it the single most powerful known entity in the franchise.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 2-B, likely 2-A | At least 2-B, likely 2-A

Name: Arceus

Origin: Pokémon

Gender: Genderless

Age: Predates existence itself

Classification: Mythical Pokémon, Alpha Pokémon, The Original One, The Original Spirit

Powers and Abilities:

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9), Higher-Dimensional Manipulation (Upscaled from Hoopa), Dimensional Travel, Self-Sustenance (Types 1, 2 and 3), Underwater Breathing (Type 2), Underground Mobility, Social Influencing, Hacking, Supernatural Willpower, Stealth Mastery, Acrobatics, Cosmic Awareness, Aura, Clairvoyance (Upscaled from Giratina), Body Control, True Flight, Spaceflight, Teleportation, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Transmutation, Astral Projection, Invisibility (Upscaled from Palkia), Law Manipulation, Matter Manipulation and Antimatter Manipulation (Upscaled from Giratina), Explosion Manipulation, Nigh-Omniscience, Ectoplasm Manipulation, Accelerated Development, Energy Manipulation, Energy Projection, Incorporeality, Empowerment, Enhanced Senses, Extrasensory Perception, Absolute Zero (Upscales from Sheer Cold), Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1: Upscaled from Dialga and Palkia, who were about to entirely reshape the world in a new one from destroying the concept of spirit), Reality Warping, Elemental Manipulation (Can use a variety of 17 types, which include Fire, Water, Dark, Flying, Normal, Fighting, Grass, Dragon, Ground, Rock, Steel, Ghost, Fairy, Poison, Psychic, Electric, Ice and Bug), Creation (Can create things out of nothing, such as creating one of the members of the Creation Trio), Fate Manipulation (Upscales from Jirachi), Age Manipulation, Breath Attack, Subjective Reality, Portal Creation, Time Manipulation, Time Travel, Spatial Manipulation and Resurrection (Upscales from Dialga and Palkia. Could repair the time distortion caused from the destruction of the Time Tower, which even Dialga itself couldn't repair), Heat Manipulation (Upscales from Necrozma), Pocket Reality Manipulation, Life Manipulation (Created the Jewel of Life from its plates; Scaling from Dialga who returned life to the destroyed future), Magma Manipulation and Earth Manipulation (Via Earth Power. Can also create psychic orbs that bring meteors down), Darkness Manipulation (Able to use the Judgement attack when imbued with darkness from the Dread Plate), Non-Physical Interaction (Attacks Incorporeals: His Omnipotent ability lets him hit all types, including Ghost), Power Bestowal, Rage Power and Adaptation (Upscales from Xerneas), Damage Boost (Upscaled from Cobalion), Damage Reduction (Upscaled from Lugia), Damage Transferal (Upscales from Destiny Bond), Status Effect Inducement, Dynamax, Deconstruction, Mind Manipulation (Upscaled from Hoopa and the Lake Trio), Illusion Creation (Upscaled from the Lake Trio), Attack Reflection, Radiation Manipulation, Memory Manipulation (Upscaled from Uxie), Information Manipulation (Also upscaled from Uxie), Berserk Mode (Via Outrage), Resistance Negation (Its Battle Trozei and Conquest ability does normal damage even if the target is resistant), Invulnerability and Forcefield Creation (Protected by a constant shield that protects it from invasive abilities such as Mind Attacks as well as ordinary attacks, can actively create them itself), Statistics Amplification (Via Cosmic Power, Calm Mind, Swords Dance and many more), Death Manipulation and Petrification (Upscaled from Yveltal and Dark Matter), Information Analysis, Pain Manipulation, Summoning (Can call the Creation Trio and/or the Unowns), Water Walking (Upscales from Keldeo and Suicune), Duplication and Afterimage Creation (Upscales from Double Team), Morality Manipulation (Upscaled from Dialga), Absorption (Upscaled from Necrozma, Mesprit and Azelf. Can absorb souls via upscaling from Shedijna and Dusknoir. Can also absorb energy via moves as Giga Drain), Fear Manipulation (Upscales from Arcanine and Mega Absol), Passive Probability Manipulation, Accuracy Amplification and Supernatural Luck (Upscales from Victini), Power Nullification (Can nullify virtually any attack that can falls under an elemental type, making it nigh-impossible to damage Arceus with conventional attacks. Its Metal Barrier can negate any effect [within reason] period. Upscales from the move Disable, Dialga and the Lake Trio), Intangibility, Data Manipulation, Abstract Existence (Type 2: Upscales from Dark Matter), Regeneration (Mid-High; Upscaled from Cryogonal. Mid-Godly over time), Dimensional and Temporal BFR, Sealing, Gravity Manipulation, Existence Erasure, Power Absorption (Can take the powers of its enemies and infuse them with the Plates), Weather Manipulation, Purification (Types 1, 2 and 3 via upscaling from Suicune, Celebi and Refresh), Chi Manipulation, Power Mimicry (Upscales from Smeargle, Marshadow and Dark Matter), Photographic Memory, Light Manipulation, Shapeshifting, Transformation, Self-Destruction (Upscales from Electrode), Technology Manipulation, Psychometry and Reactive Power Level (Upscaled from Mega Alakazam), Statistics Reduction (Upscaling from Uxie's Memento, Mesprit's Charm and other moves), Precognition (Its Pokémon Conquest ability, Omnipotent, allows it to foresee and dodge incoming attacks), Power Modification (Upscales from Soak, Forest's Curse and Trick-or-Treak, moves that change the type of the opponent), Acausality (Types 1, 3 and possibly 4), Can hit Selectibly intangible entities (Due to the aforementioned Omnipotent ability), Sound Manipulation (via Hyper Voice and Perish Song), Can pass through forcefields with Future Sight, Vector Manipulation, Healing (Via Refresh and Recover), Soul Manipulation, Homing Attack, Danmaku (Judgment is depicted as a rapid downpour of dozens of bolts of energy in the games, and most of its attacks in Guardian Signs fall under this), Sleep Manipulation and Dream Manipulation (Upscaled from Darkrai. Likely wakes up Lucas/Dawn in Darkrai's event), Empathic Manipulation (Upscaled from Mesprit and Azelf), Camouflage (Upscaled from Zygarde), Possession, Curse Manipulation and Perception Manipulation (Upscaled from Mega Gengar), Biological Manipulation, Reactive Evolution and Magnetism Manipulation (Upscaled from Deoxys), Size Manipulation, Fungus Manipulation, Fragrance Manipulation and Paralysis Inducement (Upscaled from Venusar), Animal Manipulation (Upscales from Muk), Broadway Force and Smoke Manipulation (Upscaled from Mr. Mime), Void Manipulation (Upscales from Dusknoir), Organic Manipulation (Upscales from Snorlax), Body Puppetry (Upscaled from Spiritomb), Black Hole Creation and Instinctive Reaction (Upscales from Gardevoir), Elasticity (Upscaled from Melmetal), Acid Manipulation and Bone Manipulation (Upscaled from MechaMew2), Corrosion Inducement (Upscales from Garbodor), Disease Manipulation (Upscaled from Mirage Mewtwo), Thread Manipulation and Adhesive Manipulation (Upscaled from Genesect)

Resistance to Mind Manipulation and Telepathy (Resisted the combined telepathic technique of Sheena and her ancestor which was able to effect the Creation Trio; Significantly superior to Ghris, a man with only a small facet of it's power, who resisted Hoopa's mind control, which was able to effect the entire Creation Trio and other Mythical Pokémon at once), Space-Time Manipulation, Existence Erasure, Reality Warping, Power Modification (Arceus and Silvally, who's built with an RKS [Arceus] System, are immune to Soak, which changes the type of the user), Sleep Manipulation and Dream Manipulation (Can act in its sleep, upscaled from Dialga, who could use its time abilities while unconscious, and can override Darkrai's control of the dream), Immunity to Absolute Zero and certain status effects (The Icicle Plate turns him into an ice type, making him immune to Sheer Cold, and is immune to paralysis, poison, burns, freezing, binding, powders, and being seeded with the Zap, Toxic, Flame, Icicle, Spooky, and Meadow plate respectively), Extreme Cold and Cosmic Radiations (Completely immune to the effects of outer space)

Same as its avatars, including Higher-Dimensional Existence, Avatar Creation, Large Size (Type 9), Conceptual Creation (Type 1: Created the very concepts of Time, Space, Matter, Antimatter, Emotion, Knowledge and Willpower that shape the Pokémon World directly from its own being), Omnipresence, Abstract Existence (Type 1: Embodies the Reality that shapes all the Pokémon World), Sealing (Sealed True Form Giratina in the Distortion World), Immunity to Soul Manipulation

Attack Potency: At least Multiverse level, likely Multiverse level+ (Easily overpowered the combined might of Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina. Effortlessly recreated a Creation Trio member without any plate just to satisfy/astound Ethan and Cynthia) | At least Multiverse level, likely Multiverse level+ (Superior to its avatars. Was the origin of the creation of the whole Pokémon Reality, with the true forms of the Creation Trio and the Lake Trio being just mere extentions of its being. Controls all the Pokémon Reality, which is made from at least a countless to likely an infinite number of universes and pocket realms)

Speed: At least Massively FTL+, likely Infinite (Should at least be faster than Pokémon like Necrozma) | Omnipresent (Exists beyond traditional space, time and matter. Its consciousness exists all across space and time. All the Pokémon World, including the concepts that shape it like Time, Space and the Distortion World are merely aspects of Arceus)

Lifting Strength: At least Class Z, likely far higher (Immensely superior than the likes of Necrozma) | Immeasurable

Striking Strength: At least Multiversal, likely Multiversal+ | At least Multiversal, likely Multiversal+

Durability: At least Multiverse level, likely Multiverse level+ (Can tank attacks from the Creation Trio without even flinching. Withstood its own attack, due to which two dimensions collided. Its ability to negate attacks using its Plates makes it extremely difficult to damage or defeat) | At least Multiverse level, likely Multiverse level+ (Due to it being the embodiment of all the Pokémon Reality, Arceus is very difficult to kill)

Stamina: Limitless (Arceus had directly fought against Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina, created many things and concepts, including the universe, without losing consciousness and has no need to rest, as it did not become overly weak after losing a few of its Plates) | Limitless

Range: Extended melee range, at least Multiversal, likely Multiversal+ with attacks and abilities | At least Multiversal, likely Multiversal+

Standard Equipment: Its Plates, which represent each of the 17 Pokémon types (Arceus does not possess a Plate representing Normal-type, as it is a Normal-type naturally) (Interestingly enough, Arceus used to possess a form [albeit an unobtainable one, likely only existing as a precaution for hacking] for the old "???" type exclusive to Curse pre Gen V, eggs pre Gen IV, and Weather Ball under the effects of Shadow Sky in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness). Arceus also can use the 18 Z-Crystals as they function the same way as the Plates

Intelligence: Nigh-Omniscient (Created the very concept of knowledge, in the form of Uxie, from itself. Could inform Lucas/Dawn about Darkrai during its endless sleep, while he/she was in Darkrai's nightmare). Hasn't been shown to be used to its fullest capacity, but it's highly likely the precognitive aspect of its ability "Omnipotent" is a derivative of this characteristic

Weaknesses: Depending on which Plates it is missing, it can be hindered or damaged by specific types of attacks (while missing the Earth, Meadow, Draco, Zap, and Splash Plates, Ash's Pikachu was able to momentarily hinder it with Thunderbolt) | None notable

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Multitype: Arceus is able to switch types based on the plates it holds, gaining new powers and resistances.
  • Omnipotent: A series of abilities that appeared in Pokémon Conquest, it grants Arceus the ability to heal minor wounds between trades, strike incorporeal targets, see the immediate future, and ignore defensive bonuses and resistances.
  • Spatial/Temporal Warp: As the creator of Palkia and Dialga, Arceus is capable of wiping things from space-time.

  • Judgement: Arceus can fire powerful beams of energy and light at the sky that fall down and hit its opponents. This attack changes type depending on what type Arceus currently is and is powerful enough to cause the likes of Dialga and Palkia to stagger with a single direct hit.
  • Flamethrower: Arceus can shoot a stream of pure flames from its face.
  • Blizzard: Arceus can shoot ice storms of very low temperatures at its targets.
  • Twister: Arceus can blow one or two powerful Dragon-type twisters from its face at opponents.
  • Time Stop: Arceus can stop time itself.
  • Extreme Speed: Arceus immediately strikes the foes with great force, which is virtually impossible to properly react to.
  • Gravity: Arceus pins its foe down by rapidly increasing gravity around its target.
  • Refresh: Arceus cleanses itself, removing any inhibitory status effects such as paralysis, burns, and poison.
  • Perish Song: Arceus lets out a melody that instantly incapacitates all who hear it (including Arceus itself) after a set amount of time.
  • Earth Power: Arceus shifts the earth under its target to release a massive upheaval of energy.
  • Recover: Arceus concentrates its internal energies, quickly healing most wounds.
  • Future Sight: Arceus prepares a powerful psychic attack which strikes the opponent later on. It ignores moves like Protect and Detect, meaning barriers and precog don't help against it. Future Sight has a second ability that allows the user to see into the future.
  • Cosmic Power: Arceus absorbs a cosmic power to boost its defense and special defense.
  • Punishment: Arceus physically strikes the opponent with a dark attack that increases in power the more the opponent boosts their stats.
  • Hyper Voice: Arceus lets off an extremely loud roar that damages the opponent. It also bypasses moves like Substitute.
  • Natural Gift: Arceus attacks by drawing power from its held berry. The Type and power are dependent on the berry in question. This also consumes the berry.
  • Seismic Toss: The target is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.
  • Hyper Beam: Arceus fires off a destructive beam of energy. Unlike most Pokémon it doesn't appear to need to recharge afterwards.
  • Outrage: Arceus rampages and attacks for a while. If there are multiple opponents each series of attacks will be directed at a random one. This leaves Arceus confused afterwards.
  • Shadow Claw: Arceus slashes at its opponent with a sharp claw made from shadows.

  • Key: Avatars | True Form

    Note 1: The entity Arceus is the physical manifestation of the Original Spirit used to interact with the Pokémon Multiverse.

    Note 2: The personifications of Universal laws, Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina are stated to be, though entirely separate entities, parts of it as stated in the games and manga as are the Lake guardians.

    Note 3: There has been rampant confusion over whether or not Arceus was the one who actively created the Pokémon multiverse due to a statement in the movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life. In the games, the primary canon, it is insisted that Arceus established the fundamental laws of the Multiverse, but the Creation Trio are the ones who actively formed it.

    Note 4: A frequently brought up topic is the fact that Arceus was incapacitated by a simple meteor in the movie, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Given his status in the series, the power of the Creation Trio, and his own feats, this scene has been dismissed as a case of PIS and should not be brought up on any thread in an attempt to downplay Arceus or downgrade its statistics.

    Respect Threads

    Gallery

    Battle!_Arceus!_-_Pokémon_Diamond_&_Pearl_Music_Extended

    Battle! Arceus! - Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Music Extended

    Arceus' theme

    Others

    Notable Victories:

    Notable Losses:

    Inconclusive Matches:

    SCP-682 (SCP Foundation) SCP-682's Profile (Leviathan of the Fourth Bride and True Form Arceus were used, and speed was equalized)

    Discussions

    Discussion threads involving Arceus