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* Kabutops has a scientific name: ''Kabutops maximis'', given in ''[[EP163|Fossil Fools]]''. The only other Pokémon with a known scientific name is {{p|Oddish}}, with ''Oddium Wanderus''.
 
* Kabutops has a scientific name: ''Kabutops maximis'', given in ''[[EP163|Fossil Fools]]''. The only other Pokémon with a known scientific name is {{p|Oddish}}, with ''Oddium Wanderus''.
 
* {{p|Kabuto}} and Kabutops learn {{m|Hydro Pump}} by level-up in [[Generation I]]. However, they are no longer able to learn this move by any means.
 
* {{p|Kabuto}} and Kabutops learn {{m|Hydro Pump}} by level-up in [[Generation I]]. However, they are no longer able to learn this move by any means.
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*Kabutops couldn't learn any Rock-type moves in Generation 1 by any means.
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 11:58, 7 February 2013

Kabuto #140: Kabuto
Pokémon
#142: Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Kabutops
カブトプス Kabutops
#141
141Kabutops.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Rock Water
Category
Shellfish Pokémon
Abilities
Swift Swim or Battle Armor Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#141
Johto
#228
Hoenn
#296
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-272 N-116
Height
4'03"
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
89.3 lbs.
Imperial
40.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F141.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
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 199 Battle Exp.: 1991*

Kabutops (Japanese: カブトプス Kabutops) is a dual-type Rock/Water Fossil Pokémon.

It evolves from Kabuto starting at level 40, after it is revived from a Dome Fossil.

Biology

Physiology

Kabuto's four insect-like legs have vanished and two long legs with two toes each stand in their place. Two long sharp claws (or sickles) extend from Kabutops's exoskeleton and several plates close the opening that used to be there. There are six hard spikes going down from the back of its neck, three on each side that lead down towards the beginning of its tail. Its head is covered in a rock-hard, semicircle-shaped armor. A stiff, brown tail protrudes from its back. Its gills have begun to change as it adapts to land.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Kabutops's sleek body enables it to swim faster by tucking in its limbs, folding up its claw-like sickles and wiggling. In battle, Kabutops uses its impressive scythes for offensive attacks. As a result, Kabutops is able to wield a variety of claw-based moves such as Night Slash, X-Scissor and Slash. In addition to this physical means of attacking, Kabutops gains access to health stealing moves such as Mega Drain and Giga Drain. Since Kabutops is now fully evolved, it is capable of learning two powerful moves: Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Behavior

Kabutops is a fierce prehistoric predator. Adaptations in its body permit it to lead a more terrestrial lifestyle than its predecessors. It is also very adaptive as shown when its prey started living on land and Kabutops adapted to living on land as well.

Habitat

The exact habitat of Kabuto is unknown, but so far Dome Fossils are found in all regions but Hoenn. Other facts would leave one to believe that Kabutops and Kabuto may have lived in the sea and in caves, although Kabutops could walk ashore on its newly developed legs.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Kabutops cuts open prey with its claws, then sucks up the spilled bodily fluids. In ancient times, it hunted underwater for its prey.

In the anime

Kabutops in the anime
A Kabutops Fossil in the anime

Major appearances

Kabutops's first true appearance is in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. It was one of the Fossil Pokémon that was awakened by a dynamite explosion in Grampa Canyon.

A giant Kabutops also appeared in Pokémon Heroes. Oakley used ancient DNA to resurrect a Kabutops and an Aerodactyl to chase after Ash and Latias. In the English dub, they were once used by an evil Pokémon Trainer to torment the civilians of Alto Mare, but were drowned when a Latios brought water to the city. They have blank, yellow-tinted eyes with no pupils and are lined with a thick black outline.

Minor appearances

Kabutops first seems to appear in Island of the Giant Pokémon on a theme park island populated with giant mechanical Pokémon.

Dr. Yung uses a Mirage Kabutops in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

A Kabutops appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Another one appeared in Dealing With Defensive Types! at the Canalave Gym.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP046 Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, and Kabutops Ash's Pokédex Omanyte and Omastar, Kabuto and Kabutops. It is believed these Pokémon became extinct tens of thousands of years ago. The details of their behavior are shrouded in mystery. Though some have speculated that they may still exist, none of these Pokémon have ever been seen alive.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Brock's Kabutops as seen in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Volume 13, Brock possesses a Kabutops in his team. He explains that he met Kabutops at the Pewter Museum when Pewter City was invaded during the Elite Four saga, and has since then become a powerful fighter employing ancient attacks.

In the TCG

Main article: Kabutops (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains the body fluids.
Blue
Yellow A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.
Stadium Swims very quickly. It tears at its foe with sickle-like forelegs and drains the foe's body fluids entirely.
Generation II
Gold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Silver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient Pokémon rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Crystal It was able to swim quickly through the water by compactly folding up its razor-sharp sickles.
Stadium 2 In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Generation III
Ruby Kabutops swam underwater to hunt for its prey in ancient times. The Pokémon was apparently evolving from being a water-dweller to living on land as evident from the beginnings of change in its gills and legs.
Sapphire
Emerald Kabutops once swam underwater to hunt for prey. It was apparently evolving from being a water dweller to living on land as evident from changes in its gills and legs.
FireRed It swims freely through water. It catches prey with its scythe-like arms and drains the victim's fluids.
LeafGreen Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains their fluids.
Generation IV
Diamond It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
SoulSilver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient Pokémon rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Generation V
Black It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
White
Black 2 It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

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


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Kabuto
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 10
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Kabuto
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Dangerous Cliff
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Misty Edgewater (post ending)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Defense: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 495   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 70.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/19 ★★

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

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
1111 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1616 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
2121 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
2626 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3131 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
3636 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
4040 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4545 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
5454 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
6363 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
7272 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Kabutops obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeelDewgongShellderCloysterRemoraid Octillery
Spheal Sealeo Walrein
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruel
KrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarill
AzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotad
LombreLudicoloSurskitMasquerainCorphishCrawdaunt
PiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
DucklettSwanna
BubbleBeam Water Special 65 100% 20
LaprasMantineLileepCradily Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
KrabbyKinglerTotodileCroconawFeraligatrFeebas
MiloticTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Foresight Normal Status —% 40
LotadLombreLudicolo Giga Drain* Grass Special 75 100% 10
Seel Dewgong Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
CorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedKrabbyKingler
OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsire
MarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
PsyduckGolduckTentacoolTentacruelTotodileCroconaw
FeraligatrHuntail
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kabutops in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kabutops in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Kabutops can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Kabutops cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
140 Stealth RockBW Rock Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin141.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani141.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP141.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm thirsty... Find me some prey!
26%-50% HP Aww... My health is cut in half so soon?
1%-25% HP I fear the worst... I can't begin to wave my scythes...
Level up There! I leveled! My scythes gained sharper edges!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up There! I leveled! My scythes gained sharper edges!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP141.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Rock  Rock Assist.png
( Rock )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It triggers rockfalls to attack.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Kabuto
Unevolved
Kabuto
 Rock  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 40


Kabutops
First evolution
Kabutops
 Rock  Water 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 141.png Spr 1y 141.png Spr 1g 141.png Spr b g1 141.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 141.png Spr 2s 141.png Spr 2c 141.png Spr b 2g 141.png
Spr 2g 141 s.png Spr 2s 141 s.png Spr 2c 141 s.png Spr b 2g 141 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 141.png Spr 3e 141.png Spr 3f 141.png Spr b 3r 141.png
Spr 3r 141 s.png Spr 3e 141 s.png Spr 3f 141 s.png Spr b 3r 141 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 141.png Spr 4d 141.png Spr 4h 141.png Spr b 4d 141.png
Spr 4d 141 s.png Spr 4d 141 s.png Spr 4h 141 s.png Spr b 4d 141 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 141.png Spr 5b 141.png Spr b 5b 141.png
Spr 5b 141 s.png Spr 5b 141 s.png Spr b 5b 141 s.png
Kabutops For other sprites and images, please see Kabutops images on Bulbagarden Archives.
Spr 1g 141 f.png Spr 1b 141 f.png Spr 3f 141 f.png
Image from
Red and Green
Image from
Red and Blue
Image from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Kabutops was originally known as "Lantis". This is derived from the word "Atlantis".
  • In Generation I, Kabutops had a large diamond shaped plate on its back that was replaced in Generation II by a horn-like extension of its head.
  • Kabutops has a scientific name: Kabutops maximis, given in Fossil Fools. The only other Pokémon with a known scientific name is Oddish, with Oddium Wanderus.
  • Kabuto and Kabutops learn Hydro Pump by level-up in Generation I. However, they are no longer able to learn this move by any means.
  • Kabutops couldn't learn any Rock-type moves in Generation 1 by any means.

Origin

Similarly to how Kabuto is based on horseshoe crabs, it resembles eurypterids, prehistoric arthropods which hunted in seas and rivers and are believed to have been related to modern horseshoe crabs. The large head is also identical to the cephlon in trilobites and the spines down the back resemble thoracic sections in trilobites, though the scythes and predatory nature much more closely resemble eurypterids. Because of these cross-similarities, it may also be based on the Cheirurus genus of trilobites.

Name origin

Kabutops derives from both 兜 kabuto (helmet) and 兜蟹 kabutogani (horseshoe crab). Tops might refer to the living fossil triops or that its helmet is now on the top of its head and no longer covers its whole body.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カブトプス Kabutops From 兜蟹 kabutogani and triops
France Flag.png French Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 투구푸스 Tugupuseu From tuguge and triops



External links

Notes


Kabuto #140: Kabuto
Pokémon
#142: Aerodactyl Aerodactyl


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