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#646 Kyurem
646Kyurem.png
Kyurem's artwork for Pokémon Black and White.
Category Boundary Pokémon
Original Region Unova
National Dex Nr. #646
Unova Dex Nr. #152/297
Generation 5
Pokémon Color Gray
First Appearance Pokémon Black and White
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Dragon/Ice
Ability/ies Pressure
Average Height 9'10"
Average Weight 716.5 lbs.

#646 Black Kyurem
646Kyurem-Black.png
Black Kyurem's artwork for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
Category Boundary
Original Region Unova
National Dex Nr. #646
Unova Dex Nr. #152/297
Type(s) Dragon/Ice
Ability/ies Teravolt
Requirement(s) Use DNA Splicers on Kyurem and Zekrom
To Revert Use DNA Splicers again to split

#646 White Kyurem
646Kyurem-White.png
White Kyurem's artwork for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
Category Boundary
Original Region Unova
National Dex Nr. #646
Unova Dex Nr. #152/297
Type(s) Dragon/Ice
Ability/ies Turboblaze
Requirement(s) Use DNA Splicers on Kyurem and Reshiram
To Revert Use DNA Splicers again to split

Kyurem (Japanese: キュレム Kyurem) is a dual-type Dragon/Ice Legendary Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, it has two other formes, which are activated by using the DNA Splicers on it and either Reshiram or Zekrom, resulting in a process called Absofusion that removes Reshiram or Zekrom from the party until the fusion is undone. It will then become White Kyurem (with Reshiram) or Black Kyurem (with Zekrom). However, it is impossible to own a White Kyurem and a Black Kyurem at the same time, as the game rejects the second fusion of Kyurem with Reshiram/Zekrom.

Along with Reshiram and Zekrom, Kyurem is a member of the Tao trio, which exists in the legends of the Unova region.

As both Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, it is the version mascot of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, respectively.

Biology

Kyurem is a gray and blue, bipedal Pokémon of indefinable but seemingly draconic basis. Clearly related to Reshiram and Zekrom, as it looks just like them, Kyurem has a blue head and snout and has yellow eyes without pupils, has a pair of pointed light bluish horns on its head and a yellow crest on its skull. Three pointed teeth jut out the bottom of either side of its jaws, which are frozen shut by the ice covering its head. Its long, gray neck has lines running around its whole body, legs, arms and tail. It has two arms, each with its own claw and each arm is jointed together from its oddly shaped blue wings, which are believed to be used for flying and storing cold air.

Each wing has two spikes of ice. The ice covering the wings can break, revealing gray tendril-like appendages on Kyurem's back. The right side of its body seems to be damaged in some way, as the wing and horn on its head on that side are shorter; the right side of its head also has a spiked edge near its jaw hinge that is absent from its left. Its legs are somewhat slender, and has three sharp ice-like claws on each enormous foot. Its tail has three blue conical spikes on its tip, and appears to be some sort of propulsion device or a container of energy; exactly what it is based on is unclear, but it may be a damaged turbine.

Ancient Unovan legends imply that Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem were one Pokémon once, but after a conflict, it split apart into Reshiram and Zekrom, with Kyurem representing what was left. It essentially resembles a "broken" version of Reshiram and Zekrom.

However, in Black 2/White 2, Kyurem got a chance to fill in its holes via two alternate forms, White Kyurem and Black Kyurem, which are formed by combining with Reshiram and Zekrom, respectively, and share many aspects of their designs with them. It can use Absofusion on their respective Dragon Stones to change to White or Black Kyurem. When transformed into either, its legs are just like before, but shorter and the middle toe is now ice. As White Kyurem, it has some extra icy details on the legs.

Its tail resembles that of Reshiram or Zekrom, but they are attached to the body with three gray parts of skin. The tail is capable of movement and contains four holes: they are horizontal on White Kyurem and vertical on Black Kyurem. The torsos of each form are similar, but White Kyurem's torso is more slim than Black Kyurem's bulky torso. Its shoulders are covered in 'squares' of ice with two pins protruding from each which can come out and 'plug in' the aforementioned holes. As White Kyurem, it has thin arms with two rings and three claws each, wings between the rings on its forearms, and its right arm and wing are frozen.

As Black Kyurem, it has Zekrom's arms, but more muscular and without wings, and its left arm and wing are frozen. Its neck is the same shape, but is now upright; White Kyurem uses Reshiram's fur and Black Kyurem uses Zekrom's skin. In both forms, the ice covering one of Kyurem's jaws (upper for White Kyurem, lower for Black Kyurem) has partially disappeared, allowing it to move its mouth.

Kyurem generates a powerful, freezing energy inside itself, but its body became frozen when the energy leaked out. Due to an old legend, it may be assumed Kyurem may be hostile towards Pokémon and humans, due to the fact it supposedly ate them if they were found outside at night. Kyurem is an extraterrestrial Pokémon. It is the only Pokémon that can learn Glaciate, while its alternate forms White Kyurem and Black Kyurem can respectively learn Ice Burn and Freeze Shock instead. White Kyurem and Black Kyurem can also learn Reshiram's and Zekrom's signature moves Fusion Flare and Fusion Bolt, respectively.

Kyurem may be extremely infamous for having the shortest Pokédex entry in series history. Its White 1 Pokédex entry states "It can produce ultracold air. Its body is frozen."

Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 125
185 - 232 360 - 454
Attack: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 660   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • The minimum stats were calculated with 0 EV's and IV's, plus a hindering Nature, if applicable.
  • The maximum stats are calculated with 252 EV's, 31 IV's, and a helpful Nature, if applicable.

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 125
185 - 232 360 - 454
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 170
157 - 244 310 - 482
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 700   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • The minimum stats were calculated with 0 EV's and IV's, plus a hindering Nature, if applicable.
  • The maximum stats are calculated with 252 EV's, 31 IV's, and a helpful Nature, if applicable.

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 125
185 - 232 360 - 454
Attack: 170
157 - 244 310 - 482
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 700   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • The minimum stats were calculated with 0 EV's and IV's, plus a hindering Nature, if applicable.
  • The maximum stats are calculated with 252 EV's, 31 IV's, and a helpful Nature, if applicable.

Under normal battle conditions in current Pokémon canon, this Pokémon is...
Neutral to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water ½×
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass ½×
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric ½×
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water ½×
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass ½×
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric ½×
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water ½×
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass ½×
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric ½×
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water ½×
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass ½×
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric ½×
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Notes

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Fanon appearances

St. Clair Publications

  • Kyurem is a possible Poké-Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Stadium.
  • All canon Pokémon appear in Tropes vs. Women in Pokémon Training, including Kyurem. In this game, Kyurem gained a third alternate form, Ultra Kyurem, which is achieved in a way similar to Necrozma's Ultra Form. Kyurem must first be in Black or White Form and hold a Kyurium Z. It then must either use Freeze Shock or Ice Burn, which now become the exclusive Z-Move Radical Centrism, which ironically is a Dragon move despite Freeze Shock and Ice Burn being Ice moves. It assumes this form and deals damage with the move all in one go.

    Many St. Clair Publications works use the Tao Trio as a political allegory, with Reshiram representing conservatives and Zekrom representing liberals. Kyurem is used to represent "burnouts" such as Alex himself who are frustrated with how extremists on both sides have dominated the dialogue, and Ultra Kyurem may very well be a self-insert. Ultra Kyurem's ability is Whiteout, an "extreme" form of Hail along the lines of Desolate Land and Primordial Sea.


Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 125
185 - 232 360 - 454
Attack: 170
157 - 244 310 - 482
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 170
157 - 244 310 - 482
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 760   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • The minimum stats were calculated with 0 EV's and IV's, plus a hindering Nature, if applicable.
  • The maximum stats are calculated with 252 EV's, 31 IV's, and a helpful Nature, if applicable.


Kyurem
#646 Boundary Pokémon

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In the distant past, Unova's three Legendary dragons were once one. This Pokémon represents the leftovers, a broken, down-and-out hack that longs for its former glory.


Black
Kyurem

#646-B Boundary Pokémon

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Fused with Zekrom, this Pokémon sets out to create an ideal world. Unfortunately, certain drama in liberal activist groups shows that there may have been an error in its goal...


White
Kyurem

#646-W Boundary Pokémon

HT: ??? WT: ???

Fused with Reshiram, this Pokémon sets out to create a truthful world. How it's become a favorite of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, then, is unclear...


Ultra
Kyurem

#646-U Boundless Pokémon

HT: ??? WT: ???

Finally sick and tired of waiting for someone to fill in the "holes" in its body, Kyurem decided to patch itself up with an essence that is neither truth nor ideals. It has no concept of good or evil and will kill anything that crosses it.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Kyurem.
  • White Kyurem and Black Kyurem have the highest base stat total of all Ice-type Pokémon.
  • White Kyurem has the highest Special Attack of all Ice-type Pokémon. Black Kyurem has the highest Attack of all Ice-type Pokémon.
  • White Kyurem is the tallest Ice-type Pokémon and the tallest Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
  • Unlike most Pokémon with no evolutionary relatives, Kyurem can learn a move—Imprison—twice with neither instance being at level 1. It shares this trait with Plusle, Palkia, Smeargle, Reshiram, and Zekrom.
  • Kyurem is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 660.
  • Kyurem is the only member of the Tao trio that cannot learn its respective Elemental Fang.
  • Although several Pokémon are the result of two or more individuals combining (Dugtrio, Slowbro, Slowking, Magneton, Metang, Metagross, Weezing), White Kyurem and Black Kyurem are the only ones to be shown doing so in the core series games. They are also the only fusions that are not part of a Pokémon's evolution and are the only fusions which have been shown to be reversible.
  • Kyurem is the only Pokémon to be the version mascot of both versions of a paired version.
  • Despite being larger when fused, both fused forms are lighter than the Pokémon it's fused with.
  • Kyurem has the most separate cries used in-game, with five. It has one for each forme and two longer cries that play in stereo.
  • Kyurem is the only Pokémon that can fuse with another Pokémon.
  • White Kyurem and Black Kyurem cannot be deposited into Pokémon Bank.

Origin

Kyurem and its two counterparts Reshiram and Zekrom are based on the concept of yin and yang in Taoism. Kyurem, however, symbolizes wuji, the absence of yin and yang. In regards to overall design, it appears to be based on a theropod and a European dragon, similar to Zekrom. Its arms in particular seem to be influenced by Tyrannosaurus rex. Kyurem's type, Ice, may allude to the absence of energy and the concept of absolute zero. Kyurem's rock-like body and its origin story of arriving on Earth like a meteor are references to comets, which are largely composed of ice crystals.

Given that its Japanese name contains mu, it may be based on the koan mu.

Name origin

Kyurem may be a combination of 冷 rei (cold), 急冷 kyuurei (rapid cooling), or 雪 yuki (snow) with the kana reversed, and 無 mu (nothing). It may also derive from 零 rei (zero). Rem may also mimic the rom of Zekrom and the ram of Reshiram.

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