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Skull and Armor Fossils

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The Skull Fossil (Japanese: ずがいのカセキ Skull Fossil) and Armor Fossil (Japanese: たてのカセキ Shield Fossil) are Fossils which can be regenerated into Cranidos and Shieldon, respectively.

In the games

In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, they can be found by mining in the Underground. Skull Fossils are exclusive to Diamond while Armor Fossils are exclusive to Pearl. In Platinum, only one or the other will be found based on the last digit of the player's Trainer ID number; an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 and 9) will only generate Skull Fossils, while an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8) will only generate Armor Fossils. If brought to the Oreburgh Mining Museum, the Skull and Armor Fossils can be regenerated into Cranidos and Shieldon, respectively.

Unlike the other Fossils, the Skull and Armor Fossils cannot be found by smashing rocks in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. However, if traded to HeartGold or SoulSilver and brought to the Pewter Museum of Science, the Skull and Armor Fossils can be regenerated into Cranidos and Shieldon, 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 Skull and Armor Fossils, once per day. If brought to the Nacrene Museum, the Skull and Armor Fossils can be regenerated into Cranidos and Shieldon, respectively.

In the anime

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A Skull Fossil appeared in Shapes of Things to Come!. It was excavated from the Oreburgh Mine. Roark was very interested in it, talking to it and telling it that it would come back to life. He then sent it off to the Oreburgh Mining Museum.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Skull Fossil or Armor 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 #
Skull Fossil T Mysterious Treasures Common 117/123 Secret of the Lakes Uncommon  
      Rampardos the Attacker    
Platinum Common 120/127 Galactic's Conquest Uncommon 085/096
Armor Fossil T Mysterious Treasures Common 116/123 Secret of the Lakes Uncommon  
      Bastiodon the Defender    
Platinum Common 119/127 Galactic's Conquest Uncommon 086/096
 

Appearance

Sinnoh Underground

Mine Skull Fossil.png Mine Armor Fossil.png
Skull Fossil Armor Fossil

Pokémon Dream World

Dream Skull Fossil Sprite.png Dream Armor Fossil Sprite.png
Skull Fossil Armor Fossil



Pokémon Fossils
DomeHelixOld AmberRootClawSkullArmorCoverPlumeJawSail
KabutoKabutopsOmanyteOmastarAerodactylLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon
TirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheopsTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus

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