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Suicune
Image:Suicune.png
National
Entei - Suicune (#245) - Larvitar

Johto
Entei - Suicune (#240) - Dratini
Japanese name Suikun
Stage Basic
Evolves from None
Evolves to None
Generation Second
Species Aurora Pokémon
Type Water
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 412.0 lb (187 kg)
Ability Pressure

Suicune (スイクン Suikun?) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. It is a Legendary Pokémon, one of the three Legendary Beasts first encountered in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal. It plays a much more prominent role in the last game than in the other two. Image File history File links Suicune. ... This is a complete list of the Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... Entei ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon franchise - a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Larvitar (ヨーギラス Yogiras in Japan, Larvitar in Germany and Embrylex in France) is a fictional character of the Pokémon franchise. ... This is a list of the Pokémon found in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal in the order they are listed in the Johto Regional Pokédex. ... Entei ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon franchise - a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Dratini , Miniryu) is a Dragon Pokémon with a white diamond-shape on its forehead. ... List of Pokémon by English name The following is a list of all fictional Pokémon characters ordered alphabetically by their name in English. ... This chart shows the evolution chains of all 391 fictional Pokémon characters. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... Look up Aurora, aurora in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Pokémon game mechanics. ... // Alien Species (science fiction) List of aliens in fiction List of fictional robots Fantasy Species (fantasy fiction) List of species in fantasy fiction List of dragons in literature Legendary and Mythical Species (folklore/mythology) List of species in folklore and mythology List of species in folklore and mythology by type... The official Pokémon logo. ... A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... It has been suggested that Multiplayer Video Games be merged into this article or section. ... Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation originating in Japan. ... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... A chained book in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University A book is a collection of paper, parchment or other material with text, pictures, or both written on them, bound together along one edge, usually within covers. ... Various trading cards A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card which is intended for trading and collecting. ... Satoshi Tajiri , born on August 28, 1965) is a Japanese electronic game designer and the creator of Pocket Monsters, better known as Pokémon. ... Legendary Pokémon ) are characters in the Pokémon franchise. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


Suicune's name is an anglicized version of the original Japanese Suikun. Since 水 sui means water, and 君 kun means prince, Suikun can be translated as "water prince", referring to Suicune's dominion over the water element.

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Biology

Suicune is one of the three Legendary Pokémon of the Johto region. According to in-game oral tradition, the Legendary Beasts were reincarnated by Ho-Oh from the spirits of three Pokémon that perished in the fire of the Burnt Tower's namesake. Each Beast personifies a force of nature - in Suicune's case, it is said to be the north wind and clear water, and if angered, the destructive force of tsunamis; it can also be as beautiful, graceful, healing, and cleansing as water.


Suicune is said to travel across the land at a speed so fast it is invisible to the human eye. Every once in a while it will stop running, possibly appearing in front of a trainer, and as it stands, the north winds will blow. Suicune runs so fast, it can run on water so it crosses oceans with ease. It is said that Suicune constantly searches for a pure reservoir of water, however it has the power to turn any body of water into such a reservoir. Suicune has the power to instantly purify dirty, muddy, or otherwise polluted water into the clearest of liquids by simply stepping into it. It usually appears next to water regions, or in forests.


In the video games

In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Suicune is captured in the same manner as the other two Legendary Beasts, Raikou and Entei. First, it must be awoken by the player at the basement of the Burnt Tower near Ecruteak City. After that, Suicune wanders everywhere in Johto except for caves and sea routes (although with Suicune being a Water-type Pokémon, it wouldn't have seemed out of place). In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... Raikou ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon Franchise – a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Entei ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon franchise - a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Ecruteak City is a fictional city in the Pokémon games, located in the Johto region. ...


Suicune is found for the first time most commonly south of Ecruteak city in the route traveled after defeating the 1st gym leader. After encountering it for the first time in the wild, the Pokédex will show its current location. Walking to a new location makes Suicune move to an adjacent Route, following a set itinerary. However, using Fly to travel to a new location will change its position completely. The player is supposed to move strategically in order to find himself in the same environs as Suicune. Every time that the player encounters it, it quickly flees, sometimes before even the player takes his turn. Suicune keeps any damage dealt on it. Eventually, it will have received enough damage that it may be caught. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

In Pokémon Crystal Suicune is the star Pokémon, in a similar way that Pokémon Yellow showcased Pikachu and Pokémon Emerald features Rayquaza. A mysterious trainer named Eusine appears a few times during the course of the game - Eusine is set on meeting and catching Suicune, and will battle the player for that honor. Eventually, Suicune can be caught by heading to the Tin Tower after obtaining the Clear Bell key item. Three old men will challenge the player to a battle and if they are defeated, they will allow access to a floor where Suicune waits to battle. Unlike the previous games, it will not run away, thus offering a more conventional Legendary Pokémon capturing challenge. Suicune had Rain Dance. In these two games, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune had Roar, a move that would scare your Pokémon away, in case you used Mean Look, Spider Web, etc. In Pokémon Crystal and other games after it, Suicune would have Rain Dance, which boosts Water-Type abilities. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... Pikachu ) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rayquaza )(Ray-Kway-Zuh) is a mythical creature from the Pokémon franchise. ... Raikou ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon Franchise – a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Entei ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon franchise - a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ...

In Pokémon Colosseum, Suicune is a Shadow Pokémon and can be snagged from Venus, an Administrator of Team Cipher. Pokémon Colosseum is the first GameCube incarnation of the Pokémon video game franchise. ...


In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, if the player chooses Charmander as their starter Pokémon, Suicune will be wandering around Kanto after the player beats the Elite Four for the first time, and if the player has recived the National Pokédex, a manner exactly like that in Gold and Silver. Even though most players might not have experienced it, Suicune can be encountered while surfing. Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... Charmander ) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the Pokémon media franchise. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ... The Elite Four (四天王 shitennō, literally Four heavenly kings in Japanese) is a fictional team of four Pokémon trainers in the Pokémon world. ...


Suicune also appears as a boss in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


Suicune appears as a boss in Pokemon Ranger in which it fires powerful ice beams and can duplicate itself to try to stop you from capturing it Pokémon Ranger is the ninth Pokémon movie, set to be released in Japan in 2006. ...


Suicune also appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as one of the Pokémon to emerge from a Poké Ball item. It attacks by temporarily freezing enemies (with an attack that appears to be Blizzard). Super Smash Bros. ... // The Poké Ball is both the logo for the Pokémon series as a whole as well as an important tool for the fictional handlers of Pokémon. ...


Strategy

As a Legendary Pokémon, Suicune's stats are impressive. Its Defense ratings are especially good, and coupled with its high Hit Points help Suicune remain in battle a long time, while its Pressure ability forces opposing Pokémon to do just the opposite. In many wargames, role-playing games, and combat-oriented video games, hit points are an abstraction for the amount of damage an object or player in the game can take before becoming ineffective. ...


Suicune is widely used where accepted, and one of the most effective archetypes appears to be the "Calm-cune", where the move Calm Mind plays a prominent part, together with Rest, the Leftovers item and a strong Water move like Surf. In this strategy, one uses Calm Mind to fortify Suicune's Special Attack and Defense even more, pausing to use Rest when Leftovers don't heal damage from physical attacks fast enough, and then use Surf to knock out all opposition. You could also presumably use Water Pulse. The preferred nature for Suicune is Bold nature. It is this moveset that makes Suicune one of the best Pokémon in the game. With the "Calm-cune" tactic, Suicune is a generally good sweeper.


In the Anime

Suicune first appears in episode #119 (Don't touch that 'Dile!). Ash and friends catch a fleeting glimpse of it when they begin their journey into Johto, much like Ash saw Ho-oh when he first started his Pokémon journey. Ash Ketchum is a fictional character in the Pokémon line of game products. ...


Suicune goes on to have a much larger role in Pokémon 4 Ever (a.k.a Celebi: Voice of the Forest or Celebi: A Timeless Encounter in Japanese.) It appears to help the persecuted Celebi against the evil Iron Masked Marauder of Team Rocket. It uses its water purifying powers to cleanse a contaminated lake so that Celebi can be healed there. Celebi ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon Franchise – a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


After the movie, Suicune makes another appearance in episode #229, set in Ecruteak City. The episode features Eusine meeting Ash and shows his obsession with catching Suicune. Suicune appears before Eusine, but he fails to catch it. Eucine is a fictional hotheaded character in the animated series (& also the game boy color game crystal version)of Pokémon. ...


In Pokémon: Master Quest's theme song/Ready Go!, Suicune is featured along with all of the other legendary Pokémon that were around back then.


In Pokémon: Advanced Battle's theme song/Symphonic Medley, Suicune was running with Raikou and Entei, avoiding the attacks of Kyogre and Groudon. Raikou ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon Franchise – a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Entei ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the Pokémon franchise - a series of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Kyogre ) is a mythical creature from the Pokémon franchise. ... Groudon ) is one of 493 fictional species of the Pokémon franchise. ...


Suicune appears in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as a rocking horse. Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (Japanese: ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ Mew to Hadō no Yūsha Lucario lit. ...


In other properties

Suicune has appered on many cards, all as water-type Basic Pokémon in all the expansions listed below:

  • Neo Revelation
  • Neo Revelation
  • Aquapolis
  • EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua (as Suicune EX)
  • EX Team Rocket Returns (as Rocket's Suicune EX)
  • EX Unseen Forces (as Suicune "star")

In addition, Suicune has come in two promotional cards, one of them was with the Pokémon 4Ever-movie, the second one from Nintendo when participating in Pokémon Leagues and receiving "POP2" booster packs. After that Nintendo reprinted the 4Ever promo and it could be found in "Ex Carry Tin".


References

Publications
  • Barbo, Maria. The Official Pokémon Handbook. Scholastic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-439-15404-9.
  • Loe, Casey, ed. Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition Official Perfect Guide. Sunnydale, CA: Empire 21 Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-930206-15-1.
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., August 2004. ISBN 1-930206-50-X
  • Mylonas, Eric. Pokémon Pokédex Collector’s Edition: Prima’s Official Pokémon Guide. Prima Games, September 21 2004. ISBN 0-7615-4761-4
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon Emerald Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., April 2005. ISBN 1-930206-58-5

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External links

  • Official Pokémon website
  • Bulbapedia (a Pokémon-centric Wiki)’s article about Suicune as a species
  • Serebii.net’s 4th Gen Pokédex entry for Suicune
  • Pokémon Dungeon Pokédex entry, full of statistics analysis
  • PsyPoke - Suicune Pokédex entry and Usage Overview
  • Smogon.com - Suicune Tactical Data
  • WikiKnowledge.net’s entry for Suicune Previously hosted by Wikibooks

  Results from FactBites:
 
Suicune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1401 words)
Suicune is one of the three Legendary Pokémon of the Johto region.
It is possible that Suicune was based on a greyhound (due to its skinny body and speed) or lion (due to its wavy mane).
Suicune is found for the first time most commonly south of Ecruteak city in the route traveled after defeating the 1st gym leader.
Suicune Through the Ages (2117 words)
One of the most appealing aspects of Suicune is just this, his ability to fill two roles, Special sweeper and Phazer, equally well, and at the same time.
Suicune's Defense will still be able to take care of itself, but it won't be crippled quite so badly if left to fight all alone.
Leech Seed causes major problems for Suicune when combined with Blissey, as the rate of HP loss is then so great that you have to Rest constantly just to stay alive.
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