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Kabutops (Pokémon)

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Kabuto #140: Kabuto
Pokémon
#142: Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Kabutops
カブトプス Kabutops
#141
141Kabutops.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
#141
Johto
#228
Hoenn
#296
Regional Browser numbers
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 Pokémon.

It evolves from Kabuto starting at level 40.

Biology

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

Physiology

Kabuto's four insect-like legs have vanished and two long feet 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, semicircular shape armor. A tail protrudes from its back, bearing the same color as approximately seventy-five percent of its body. Its gills have also begun to change to make it land compatible.

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.

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 so Kabutops adapted to living on land as well.

Habitat

The exact habitat of Kabuto is unknown, but so far Dome Fossils are only found in the Kanto and Sinnoh regions. But 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

Major Appearances

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

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.

Another one appeared in Dealing With Defensive Types!.

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

Pokémon Adventures

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 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.
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 It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
Platinum It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
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 {{{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
None Evolve Kabuto
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
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 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 Trozei! Secret Storage 10
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Kabuto
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave

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

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By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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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  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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.gif Spr b 2g 141.png
Spr 2g 141 s.png Spr 2s 141 s.png Spr 2c 141 s.gif 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.
Kabutops Fossil Sprites
Spr 1g 141 f.png Spr 1b 141 f.png Spr 3f 141 f.png
Image from
Pokémon Red and Green
Image from
Pokémon Red and Blue
Image from
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Trivia

  • "Lantis," from the word "Atlantis," was the prototype name for Kabutops.
  • 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.
  • It's design shows that it might be related to Scyther being both has claws.

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

The kabuto in Kabutops's name could be derived from 兜 kabuto, helmet, referring to its shape and rock-like properties. Its head has a resemblance to a 兜蟹 kabutogani, horseshoe crab. Tops might be a reference to the extinct creature triceratops, ceratopsidae in general or triops. It could also refer to being "the top" in its evolutionary line.

In other languages

External links

Notes


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Pokémon
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