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Revision as of 12:47, 15 January 2013

Bag Root Fossil Sprite.png
Bag Claw Fossil Sprite.png

The Root Fossil (Japanese: ねっこのカセキ Root Fossil) and Claw Fossil (Japanese: ツメのカセキ Claw Fossil) are Fossils which can be regenerated into Lileep and Anorith, respectively.

In the games

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Root and Claw Fossils are key items found on Route 111; in these games, there is only one chance to acquire one of the Fossils, as when the chosen one is picked, the other Fossil will sink into the sand forever. However, in Pokémon Emerald, one can be selected in Mirage Tower, and the other one can later be found at the end of the Desert Underpass. If brought to the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City, the Root and Claw Fossils can be regenerated into Lileep and Anorith, respectively.

In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, they are no longer key items, being demoted to simply items. They can be found by mining in the Underground after obtaining the National Pokédex. Claw Fossils are more common in Diamond while Root Fossils are more common in Pearl. If brought to the Oreburgh Mining Museum, the Root and Claw Fossils can be regenerated into Lileep and Anorith, respectively.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Root and Claw Fossils can be found randomly by smashing rocks in Cliff Cave; however, these rocks do not appear until after obtaining the National Pokédex. The Root Fossil is exclusive to SoulSilver while the Claw Fossil is exclusive to HeartGold. If brought to the Pewter Museum of Science, the Root and Claw Fossils can be regenerated into Lileep and Anorith, respectively.

In Black and White, a Worker in the Ice Rock room of Twist Mountain hands out a random Fossil from previous generations, including the Root and Claw Fossils, once per day. If brought to the Nacrene Museum, the Root and Claw Fossils can be regenerated into Lileep and Anorith, respectively.

Flavor text

Games Description
RSE A fossil of an ancient, seafloor-dwelling Pokémon.*
FRLG A fossil of an ancient, seafloor-dwelling Pokémon. It appears to be part of a plant root.*
A fossil of an ancient, seafloor-dwelling Pokémon. It appears to be part of a claw.*
DPPtHGSSBWB2W2 A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that lived in the sea. It appears to be part of a plant root.*
A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that lived in the sea. It appears to be part of a claw.*

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Root Fossil or Claw Fossil.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Root Fossil T EX Sandstorm Common 92/100 Miracle of the Desert Common 048/053
EX Legend Maker Common 80/92 Mirage Forest Uncommon 079/086
EX Holon Phantoms Common 93/110      
EX Power Keepers Common 86/108 World Champions Pack Common 088/108
Legends Awakened Common 139/146 Cry from the Mysterious Uncommon  
Claw Fossil T EX Sandstorm Common 90/100 Miracle of the Desert Common 047/053
EX Legend Maker Common 78/92 Mirage Forest Uncommon 077/086
EX Holon Phantoms Common 91/110      
EX Power Keepers Common 84/108 World Champions Pack Common 086/108
Legends Awakened Common 138/146 Temple of Anger Uncommon  
 

Appearance

Sinnoh Underground

Mine Root Fossil 1.png Mine Claw Fossil 1.png
Root Fossil Claw Fossil

Pokémon Dream World

Dream Root Fossil Sprite.png Dream Claw Fossil Sprite.png
Root Fossil Claw Fossil


Pokémon Fossils
DomeHelixOld AmberRootClawSkullArmorCoverPlumeJawSail
KabutoKabutopsOmanyteOmastarAerodactylLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon
TirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheopsTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus

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