Arceus is known as "The Original One", as it is said that it created Sinnoh and Ransei, and possibly the entire Pokémon universe, along with the lake guardians and creation trio. Arceus can only be found in the wild legitimately with the Azure Flute, which was never distributed at any official event. However, Arceus itself was distributed via multiple Nintendo events in 2009 and 2010 and the Pokémon Global Link in 2012.
Because of its role as the creator in Pokémon mythology, Arceus is commonly used in the Pokémon fandom as a substitute for God. This has extended to some of the PPC Board's Creative Curses, such as "Dear Arceus" or "For Arceus's sake". Some PPC agents from the Pokémon continuum have adopted this custom as well, with Falchion in particular inventing a particularly creative variant: "Arceus's majestic hat hair" (in reference to the flowing mane-like Thing projecting from the back of this Pokémon's head).