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Reshiram (tag:レシラム) is a legendary Pokémon appears in the Pokémon series.

Basic Information

Pokédex No.643
Japanese Nameレシラム(reshiramu)
SpeciesVast White Pokémon
Height10'06"/3.2 m
Weight727.5 lbs/330.0 kg

Reshiram does not evolve.


Reshiram is a white-colored, bipedal Pokémon with draconic, avian and mammalian traits. Most of its body parts were covered in fur. Its eyes have blue irises and black pupils.

There's the neck rings and tail band on its long neck and its tail respectively.

It has a jet engine-like tail, which it uses to accelerate itself when flying at high speeds. It can send flames from its tail into the air to incinerate everything around it.

Together with Zekrom and Kyurem, they are known as the Tao Trio, with Reshiram representing the Yang part.

Reshiram has a light, airy, feminine design.

In Games

Reshiram first appears in Pokémon Black and White. In the white version Reshiram is a non-acquirable Pokémon and is the ally of N, while in the black version it is a ally to the player and acquirable as the story progresses.

Reshiram would later appears in the white version of Pokémon Black and White 2, but did not appear in the black version.

Unlike Zekrom who has higher attack and defense stats, Reshiram has higher special attack and special defense stats.

Its ability, Turboblaze, ignores the effects of Abilities that could potentially affect the damage or effects of a move that its user executes. This can be useful in battle.

However, Reshiram becomes less useful in Generation VI games because Dragon type Pokémon are weak against Fairy Type Pokémon, and the Tao Trio, including Reshiram, are no exceptions of it.

Its signature moves are Fusion Flare and Blue Flare. The power of Fusion Flare will be doubled if Zekrom use either Fusion Bolt or Bolt Strike.

Kyurem, one of the member of the Tao Trio, can become White Kyurem upon using the DNA Splicers to fuse it with Reshiram.

In Anime

Reshiram appears in the 14th Pokémon movies, White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram. In the former, it is controlled by Damon, while in the latter, it is controlled by Ash.

※Note: This section contains spoliers from the TV anime series

Reshiram makes its TV anime debut in N's flashback in episode 110 of Pokémon Best Wishes series, and again in flashback in episode 118.

A statue of Reshiram was seen in episode 120. In episode 122, Ghetsis summon Reshiram using the Light Stone and Colress used his machine to take control of it. Ghetsis order Reshiram to attack Ash, N and the others when they tries to resist him, but it was ultimately freed once Ash's Pikachu destroyed Colress's machine. N was then able to convince it that not all humans were evil, and it departed peacefully.

Spoliers ends here

In Manga

In Pokémon Special (Known as Pokémon Adventures in the US)

In the manga, Black owns a Reshiram after awakening it from the Light Stone.

In Pokémon RéBURST

※Note: This section contains spoliers from the manga itself

In Pokémon RéBURST, Fraud, the leader of Great Gavel, has a Burst heart that contains Reshiram in which he can use as a Burst form.

Once Fraud acquired the power of Arcades, however, he abandons Reshiram in favors of the newly acquired power.

Spoliers ends here

On pixiv

On pixiv, due to the aforemention feminine design, some illustrators even depicts Reshiram as a female.

Due to Reshiram's unique roar, a tag '萌えるーわ' was spawned. Said tag is usually uses on illustrations that depicts the cute-looking Reshiram.

Voice Actor

Shousuke Tanihara (White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram)

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See Also

Pokémon - The franchise itself
Zekrom and Kyurem - other members of the Tao Trio

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