Articuno (5e Creature)

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Medium elemental, neutral good

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 241 (23d8 + 138)
Speed 20 ft., fly 80 ft.

15 (+2) 17 (+3) 22 (+6) 13 (+1) 20 (+5) 11 (+0)

Skills History +6, Insight +10, Perception +10
Damage Immunities cold
Senses passive Perception 20
Languages auran, understands common but cannot speak it.
Challenge 16 (15,000 XP)

Snow Cloak. If the weather is snowing or hailing, Articuno's armor class increases by 5.


Multiattack. Articuno makes 3 ice beam attacks.

Ice Beam. Ranged Spell Attack: +10 to hit, range 90 ft., one target. Hit: 18 (4d8) cold damage and the target must make a DC 18 strength saving throw, being restrained in ice on a failed saving throw. A creature restrained in ice can repeat the saving throw as an action to break free.

Sheer Cold (1/day). Articuno blasts a creature or object with absolute 0 cold. The target must make a DC 18 constitution saving throw, being reduced to 0 hit points and being encased in a foot of ice on a fail.

Ancient Power (5/day). Articuno summons and throws chunks of ancient rock at a creature they can see within range. The target must make a DC 18 dexterity saving throw, taking 7 (2d6) bludgeoning damage on a fail. In addition, if the target fails the save, roll a d20, which on an 11-20 Articuno gains a +2 bonus to its armor class, attack rolls, initiative bonus as well as its saving throw DC's and saving throws it makes. These bonuses last for the next minute.

Snowscape (3/day). Articuno causes the temperature to decrease below freezing and snow to fall in a 5 mile radius from itself for the next hour.


Pressure. When a creature that Articuno can see casts a spell or uses an ability or feature that has multiple uses per short and/or long rest, Articuno can force them to make a DC 18 wisdom save, expending an additional spell slot or use on a failed save.


The can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature's turn. The regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Detect. Articuno makes a perception check.

Roost (Costs 3 Actions). Articuno lands on the ground and regains 26 (4d12) hit points.

Articuno, the Freeze Pokémon
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