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Articuno is an Ice, Flying-type Legendary Pokémon from the Kanto region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It has a Galarian form that is Psychic, Flying-type. Along with Zapdos and Moltres, it is a member of the Legendary Birds.

Articuno is the mascot Pokémon of Team Mystic.

Pokédex description

Freeze Pokémon
Standard Pokédex description
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.
- Articuno's cry
Galarian Articuno Pokédex description
Its feather-like blades are composed of psychic energy and can shear through thick iron sheets as if they were paper.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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10 (11)
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12 (10)

Charged attacks

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130 (42)
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90 (27)
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60 (18)

Attack availability

Evolution family

Articuno is part of a one-member family.



Method Maximum CP Details
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Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 5 CP 40,165

Mischief Unbound: 2021 Nov 26
Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Jul 18
2021 Feb 20 - Mar 1[1]
2020 Sep 18 - 25[2]
Ultra Bonus Event 2018: Sep 13 - 20[3]
2017 Aug 12 - 31[4]
2017 Jul 22 - 30[5][6]
Special Raid Challenge:
2021 Feb 28[7]
2018 Jul 7[8]

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Research tasks
1,308 Special Research/Timed Research:
GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory - 3rd part: Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff (Shadow)
Research Breakthrough:
2019 Nov - Dec
2018 Dec - 2019 Feb
2018 Jun
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GO Battle League
1,743 Obtainable starting from rank:
20 (2021 Feb 20 - Mar 1)

Galarian Articuno

Galarian Articuno has not been released yet.



  • Before its official release, Articuno had been erroneously given to a Trainer in Ohio, but Niantic removed it the day after.[9]


  1. Feel the love with Pokémon GO’s February events!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-02-02.
  2. Different Legendary Raid Bosses each week, Victini Special Research, and more in September!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-08-27.
  3. Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge Ends with a Power-Packed Ultra Bonus Event!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-09-14.
  4. PokemonGoApp. (2017, August 14). Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Lugia have been spotted in Raid Battles around the world until August 31!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.
  5. Legendary Pokémon are here!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.
  6. PokemonGoApp. (2017, July 22). Legendary Pokémon Articuno and Lugia are here!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.
  7. Close out the Pokémon Day weekend with a Kanto-themed Raid Day!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-02-18.
  8. Unlock Articuno Day during Professor Willow’s Global Challenge!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-07-02.
  9. Legendary Articuno 'Appears' In Ohio, Tears Pokémon Go Community Apart. Kotaku. Retrieved on 2017-02-23.

External links

  • Articuno page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Articuno article, on the Bulbapedia
  • Articuno article, on the Pokémon Wiki