ARCEUS - Release date: August 2016
Arceus (Japanese: アルセウス Arceus) Generation IV
DOES POKEMON HAVE A GOD?
This not-entirely-friendly-looking chap is thought to have created the entire Pokemon world, the Sinnoh region, the lake guardians: Uxie, Azelf, Mesprit, and the creation trio: Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Because of this, Arceus is thought to be the oldest of all Pokémon species.
Arceus has the power to recreate the creation trio, presumably to guard the dimensions when a Trainer has caught one of them. According to the anime, its power can also bring back things that it once destroyed, make certain things vanish into thin air, and to halt time. So, don't mess with him.
While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon, it will change type when holding a Plate.
Like Darkrai and Shaymin before it, Arceus was not officially recognized by Nintendo until February 14, 2009, the year of its debut movie. It was officially revealed to international audiences on August 3, 2009.
FILM & ANIME APPEARANCES:
- Arceus and the Jewel of Life
- Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
- Diamond & Pearl series - Episode: The Battle Finale of Legend!