Archen #566

Evolution family

Archen is part of a two-member family.


#566 Archen


#567 Archeops


Method Maximum CP Details


(weather boosted)
In wild since 2020 Jan 10

1,052 10-km Eggs since 2022 Sep 1Increased chance/Previously in:
7-km – Adventure Week 2022: Jun 7 – 12
7-km – 2020 Feb 18 – Jun 8
10-km – 2020 Jan 10 – Feb 18

Research tasks
789 Field Research:
Hatch 4 Eggs;
Earn 3 Candies exploring with your buddy: Adventure Week 2022
Special Research/Timed Research:
Legacy 40 Challenge – Completing 4th part


Best moveset for Archen

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Archen’s greatest moves are Wing Attack and Ancient Power. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Wing Attack 12 dps
  Ancient Power 24 dps


  Quick Attack 10 dps
  Ancient Power 24 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Wing Attack 8 11.3 12
  Quick Attack 8 12.5 10
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Ancient Power 70 -9.4 24
  Dragon Claw 50 -19.4 29.4
  Crunch 70 -10.3 21.9

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.


Archen is a tiny, bipedal Pokémon with reptile and avian characteristics. It features a huge, crimson head with noticeable scales and a neck with blue and red feathers. It has blue, clawed wings and a body covered in disordered, sallow feathers. It has tiny, slender legs and a twig-like tail with a diamond-shaped blue feather at the end. It has white eyes with black pupils but no irises.

Archen is extinct, yet it can be resurrected using fossils. It is thought to be the progenitor of all bird Pokémon, but current research shows otherwise. Because its wings are too tiny to fly, Archen roost on trees, bounce from branch to branch, and glide vast distances to catch food. Despite his inability to fly, Archen can leap. Archen is revealed in the anime to dislike Pokémon food but can produce a special plant with its screams. It likes the berries that grow on this plant.