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This is a page on the Pokemon Galarian Articuno, including its learnable moves and where it can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on its evolutions, abilities, type advantages, and more.

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How to Get Galarian Articuno

The Crown Tundra

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Galarian Articuno only appears in The Crown Tundra which is included in the Expansion Pass DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Start the Legendary Birds Storyline

Go to the south of the Crown Tundra to Ballimere Lake.
Head around to the east side to reach Dyna Tree Hill where you will witness the three birds fight.
After the scene, you'll be able to go to the Birds' respective areas to catch them.

The main prerequisite for catching Galarian Articuno is starting off the Legendary Birds chapter by visiting Dyna Tree Hill. Once you've done this, you'll be ready to start the hunt!

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How to Catch Galarian Articuno

Galarian Articuno Route.jpegFollow the route above and you will meet Galarian Articuno at the top.
Fly to the lower access point in Snowslide Slope and check that Galarian Articuno is above you.
If Galarian Articuno is not there, fly to the same point again. Otherwise, follow Galarian Articuno to the top of the slope and to the cliff on the left.
When Galarian Articuno splits into 3, check the one which opens its wings and follow it with your eye, then engage it after it spins down to start the battle.
Catch it to update Legendary Clue 3.

1. Fly to the lower point in Snowslide Slope

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When you fly to the access point, you may or may not see Galarian Articuno in front of you, or see its shadow flying directly overhead. If you don't see Galarian Articuno at all when flying here, fly to the same spot again until you encounter it.

2. Go up the slope and through the patch of grass

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At the very top of the slope, when you reach the wall, you'll see a patch of grass on the left. Go through the crass to emerge at a cliffside.

3. Wait for Galarian Articuno at the edge of the cliff

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Galarian Articuno will meet you as you wait on the cliff, so check and make sure that Galarian Articuno is still on its way. If you took too long to reach the top and Galarian Articuno has already passed, fly back to the access point you started at.

4. Choose the Galarian Articuno which opens its wings

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When Galarian Articuno splits into 3, check which one opens its wings before flying down. Afterwards, the three will spin down to the ground in a circle, so be sure to keep your eye on the real Galarian Articuno. After it descends, interact with it and it will disappear for a moment, then the fight will begin.

Battle Strategy

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Galarian Articuno will use Psychic-type moves like Freezing Glare, which has a chance of inflicting freeze, as well as the powerful Flying-type move Hurricane. It's good to employ a defensive Hypnosis user like Bronzong with a high Special Defense and resistance to Psychic and Flying type moves.

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Galarian Articuno - Type and Abilities

Galarian Articuno - Type

Galarian Articuno
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Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Flying Image

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Type Defenses

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
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Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Psychic Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Pokemon Fighting Image
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Ground Image


Name Description
Competitive Raises Special Attack when the Pokemon's stats are lowered.

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Evolution Chart of Galarian Articuno

This Pokemon does not evolve.

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Base Stats of Galarian Articuno

90 90
85 85
85 85
Sp. Atk
125 125
Sp. Def
100 100
95 95
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Learnset of Galarian Articuno

Learnset by Leveling Up

Lv. Move Type Power Acc. PP
Base Gust Pokemon Flying Image 40 100 35
Base Psycho Shift Pokemon Psychic Image - 100 10
5 Confusion Pokemon Psychic Image 50 100 25
10 Reflect Pokemon Psychic Image - - 20
15 Hypnosis Pokemon Psychic Image - 60 20
20 Agility Pokemon Psychic Image - - 30
25 Ancient Power Pokemon Rock Image 60 100 5
30 Tailwind Pokemon Flying Image - - 30
35 Psycho Cut Pokemon Psychic Image 70 100 20
40 Recover Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
45 Freezing Glare Pokemon Psychic Image 90 100 10
50 Dream Eater Pokemon Psychic Image 100 100 15
55 Hurricane Pokemon Flying Image 110 70 10
60 Mind Reader Pokemon Normal Image - - 5
65 Future Sight Pokemon Psychic Image 120 100 10
70 Trick Room Pokemon Psychic Image - - 5

Learnset by TM

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TM06 Fly Pokemon Flying Image 90 95 15
TM08 Hyper Beam Pokemon Normal Image 150 90 5
TM09 Giga Impact Pokemon Normal Image 150 90 5
TM17 Light Screen Pokemon Psychic Image - - 30
TM18 Reflect Pokemon Psychic Image - - 20
TM21 Rest Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TM24 Snore Pokemon Normal Image 50 100 15
TM25 Protect Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TM26 Scary Face Pokemon Normal Image - 100 10
TM30 Steel Wing Pokemon Steel Image 70 90 25
TM39 Facade Pokemon Normal Image 70 100 20
TM40 Swift Pokemon Normal Image 60 - 20
TM56 U-turn Pokemon Bug Image 70 100 20
TM60 Power Swap Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TM61 Guard Swap Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TM70 Trick Room Pokemon Psychic Image - - 5
TM76 Round Pokemon Normal Image 60 100 15
TM95 Air Slash Pokemon Flying Image 75 95 20

Learnset by TR

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TR11 Psychic Pokemon Psychic Image 90 100 10
TR12 Agility Pokemon Psychic Image - - 30
TR20 Substitute Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR25 Psyshock Pokemon Psychic Image 80 100 10
TR26 Endure Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR33 Shadow Ball Pokemon Ghost Image 80 100 15
TR34 Future Sight Pokemon Psychic Image 120 100 10
TR40 Skill Swap Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TR42 Hyper Voice Pokemon Normal Image 90 100 10
TR49 Calm Mind Pokemon Psychic Image - - 20
TR66 Brave Bird Pokemon Flying Image 120 100 15
TR82 Stored Power Pokemon Psychic Image 20 100 10
TR83 Ally Switch Pokemon Psychic Image - - 15
TR89 Hurricane Pokemon Flying Image 110 70 10

Learnset through a Move Tutor

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Dual Wingbeat Pokemon Flying Image 40 90 10
Expanding Force Pokemon Psychic Image 80 100 10

Learnset via Egg Moves

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Basic Information

A Psychic/Flying Type

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Unlike its predecessor, Articuno loses the Arctic in its name to become a Psychic/Flying type like Lugia, Latias and Latios. However, it seems to retain some icy properties in the effect of its move Freezing Glare, and may learn some Ice-type Moves as well.

Freezing Glare

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Galarian Articuno's signature move Freezing Glare is a Special Psychic-type move, and unique among Psychic moves, it has the potential to inflict freezing. Now that's why I call an ice-cold stare!

Obtainable in the Crown Tundra DLC

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Like its brethren Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres, Galarian Articuno is available in The Crown Tundra DLC.

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