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Kabuto (Pokémon)

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Omastar #139: Omastar
Pokémon
#141: Kabutops Kabutops
Kabuto
カブト Kabuto
#140
140Kabuto.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Rock Water
Category
Shellfish Pokémon
Abilities
Swift Swim or Battle Armor
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#140
Johto
#222
Hoenn
#295
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
25.4 lbs.
Imperial
11.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F140.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Water 3 groups
31 cycles
(7905 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 99 Battle Exp.: 991*

Kabuto (Japanese: カブト Kabuto) is a dual-type Rock/Water Pokémon.

It is resurrected from a Dome fossil and then evolves into Kabutops starting at level 40.

Biology

Kabuto is a fossil Pokémon no longer found in the wild, and must be resurrected from a Dome Fossil.

Physiology

Kabuto is similar to a shellfish with a tan shell. There are two small black dots, which are a second pair of eyes, on the front of its shell. Kabuto uses these eyes when it hides deeper in its shell to protect itself from harm. Its black eyes sense what is going on outside of the shell while it is hiding. Underneath its shell is mostly black, with two red eyes, which glow in the dark, and four yellow-tan legs. Its shell turns to the fossil which is used to resurrect it.

It mostly attacks using its claws, which can scratch or drain energy.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Kabuto and its evolved form, Kabutops, favor using physical moves; whereas the Omanyte-line is more adept at special attacks. Kabuto also happens to be slightly faster than Omanyte while having weaker physical defense. It supposedly also has oils in its shells which can grant immortality; in the Orange Islands, many of their fossils revived in the light of a red moon.

Behavior

Much like a turtle or pill bug, if Kabuto is flipped over onto its back, it becomes defenseless as it cannot flip itself back over on its own.

Habitat

Kabuto are declared to be extinct, however, living samples have been found deep under the sea. Many are resurrected from Dome Fossils.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Bill was trapped in a Kabuto costume at the beginning of Mystery at the Lighthouse.

Kabuto was one of the fossil Pokémon that attack Ash and Team Rocket until being scared off by Aerodactyl in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon.

In Shell Shock, a "deranged old man" named Umberto was saying that an island full of Kabuto fossils would sink once the moon casted a red glow. He was right, because the fossils came to life and the island collapsed, since the fossils kept the island together.

In DP108, a Kabuto, along with an Omanyte and Omastar attacked Team Rocket in the Canalave Gym.

In the TCG

Main article: Kabuto (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor eons ago.
Blue
Yellow A Pokémon that was recovered from a fossil. It uses the eyes on its back while hiding on the sea floor.
Stadium A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil found in an ancient seabed. Unable to right itself if it is flipped over.
Generation II
Gold On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
Silver This Pokémon lived in ancient times. On rare occasions, it has been discovered as a living fossil.
Crystal Three hundred million years ago, it hid on the sea floor. It also has eyes on its back that glow.
Stadium 2 On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
Generation III
Ruby Kabuto is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The Pokémon has not changed at all for 300 million years.
Sapphire Kabuto is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The Pokémon has not changed at all for 300 million years.
Emerald It is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in rare cases, living examples have been discovered. Kabuto have not changed for 300 million years.
FireRed This Pokémon was regenerated from the fossil of an ancient creature. It protects itself with a hard shell.
LeafGreen A Pokémon that was regenerated from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor long ago.
Generation IV
Diamond It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
Pearl It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
Platinum It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Fossil Revive from Dome Fossil
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Fossil Revive from Dome Fossil
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Time Capsule
Crystal
None Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Fossil Revive from Dome Fossil
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Fossil Revive from Dome Fossil
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Stadium Gym Leader Castle
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 31
Endless Level 55
Forever Level 15
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (5F-13F)
Grand Sea (5F-13F)
Fantasy Strait (B5-B13)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Beach Cave (B1-B4)
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Final Maze (B1-B48)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 30
90 - 137 170 - 264
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 355   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 45.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

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By leveling up

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
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Side game data

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Evolution

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 140.png Spr 1y 140.png Spr 1g 140.png Spr b g1 140.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 140.png Spr 2s 140.png Spr 2c 140.gif Spr b 2g 140.png
Spr 2g 140 s.png Spr 2s 140 s.png Spr 2c 140 s.gif Spr b 2g 140 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 140.png Spr 3e 140.png Spr 3f 140.png Spr b 3r 140.png
Spr 3r 140 s.png Spr 3e 140 s.png Spr 3f 140 s.png Spr b 3r 140 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 140.png Spr 4d 140.png Spr 4h 140.png Spr b 4d 140.png
Spr 4d 140 s.png Spr 4d 140 s.png Spr 4h 140 s.png Spr b 4d 140 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 140.png Spr 5b 140.png Spr b 5b 140.png
Spr 5b 140 s.png Spr 5b 140 s.png Spr b 5b 140 s.png
Kabuto For other sprites and images, please see Kabuto images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Kabuto's prototype name was "Att," which is derived from the word "Atlantis."
  • The Red and Blue sprites show that Kabuto has a smooth shell. In subsequent generations, it is shown with dimples in its shell.
  • Kabuto and Kabutops share the same species name with Blastoise. They are all known as Shellfish Pokémon.
  • In Kabuto's Pokémon Red and Blue sprite, its forelegs are significantly larger than its other legs. This never appears in any other depiction.
  • Pokémon Yellow is the only game in which Kabuto can learn Hyper Beam by TM.
  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, its shiny sprite shows that it has a green claw. However, in subsequent generations this has been changed to yellow. This was due, mostly because of the lack of an appropriate color palette in the GSC versions, and was corrected starting with the Ruby and Sapphire versions.

Origin

Kabuto's design consists of a mix of trilobite and the still-living (but considered a living fossil) horseshoe crab.

Name origin

Kabuto's name comes from 兜蟹 kabutogani, horseshoe crab. 兜 Kabuto is also the Japanese word for helmet.

In other languages

External links

Notes


Omastar #139: Omastar
Pokémon
#141: Kabutops Kabutops
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