is a powerful energy conduit and the second
Pokémon to have been brought into existence, after
Possessing the ability to wield all the
natural elements, Arceus was initially created to forge the Pokémon World
and everything upon it. However, their pride became swollen by their own
responsibilities and -some time during the
dynasty- they took it upon themself to create
the region of Sinnoh, partly
rupturing an important
Aura vein in the process. For this
act, Arceus was
creator via the
Agrarian Seers, and
forced to take on an equine form.
As part of this punishment, a yellow chain
was made to suppress Arceus' power; diverting the majority of their Aura harmlessly into the surrounding
atmosphere. It is thought that from this data,
Cyrus Titian of
Team Galactic was able to
develop a red chain - a device which worked in the opposite manner to the
one that bound Arceus, putting powerful creatures under his command.
Following Arceus' punishment,
Jirachi was assigned to take up the position of
energy conduit and keep the Pokémon world's Aura network stable.
It is said to have emerged
from an egg in a place where there was nothing, then shaped the world. Mythology
describes this Pokémon
as bearing one thousand arms.
Following their punishment,
Arceus took refuge in Cyberspace, undergoing a stasis
resembling deep meditation. Arceus later surfaced to defend Sinnoh from an onslaught by
Ho-oh commanding a legion of
Lati wielding Draco Meteor - an
event that thrust forth a chunk of rock big enough to decimate half the
region. While Arceus managed to break the rock into smaller
pieces, they lost a
great deal of their power while doing so, and became an easy
target for traitorous humans.
Saved from death by Damos
who used his psychic
Cho'moken to find and bring back their scattered elemental plates, Arceus
granted the man an orb to restore his homeland to its
previously lush and fertile state. In return, Damos was to
return this 'Jewel of Life' to Arceus by the next solar
eclipse, as it contained several of the elemental plates
which were part of the Pokémon's life force.
However, instead of returning
the Jewel of Life as promised, Damos - having been
hypnotised by a Bronzong belonging to Marcus Ishignus - drew Arceus into a trap in an attempt
to destroy them. The attempt failed, with Arceus destroying
Michina temple and its inhabitants in the process.
Descending into a
recuperative slumber, Arceus' subconscious angered over
mistreatment by the beings they tried to protect. Disregarding
their previous orders, they sought to bring judgement upon
those beings upon reawakening.
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