Articuno is an Ice, Flying-type Legendary Pokémon from the Kanto region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon. 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
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

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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10 (11)
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12 (10)

Charged attacks

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70 (20)
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130 (42)
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90 (27)
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60 (18)
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110 (41)
(Only caught on Japan Articuno Day, Ultra Bonus Event 2018 and Sep 2020)

Evolution family

Articuno is part of a one-member family.

#144 Articuno


Method Maximum CP Details
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Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 5 CP 40,165

2020 Sep 18 - 25[1]
Ultra Bonus Event 2018: Sep 13 - 20[2]
2017 Aug 12 - 31[3]
2017 Jul 22 - 30[4][5]
Special Raid Challenge:
2018 Jul 7[6]

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Research tasks
1,308 Special 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



  • Before its official release, Articuno had been given to a trainer in Ohio, but Niantic removed it the day after.[7]


  1. Different Legendary Raid Bosses each week, Victini Special Research, and more in September!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-08-27.
  2. Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge Ends with a Power-Packed Ultra Bonus Event!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-09-14.
  3. 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.
  4. Legendary Pokémon are here!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.
  5. PokemonGoApp. (2017, July 22). Legendary Pokémon Articuno and Lugia are here!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.
  6. Unlock Articuno Day during Professor Willow’s Global Challenge!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-07-02.
  7. 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
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