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Skull and Armor Fossils

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Bag Armor Fossil Sprite.png

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, White, Black 2, and White 2, 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.

Rocks purchased in Antique Shops of Black 2 and White 2's Join Avenue may contain Skull or Armor Fossils.

In Pokémon X and Y, both can be found in the smashable rocks in Glittering Cave.

Flavor text

Skull Fossil

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that lived on the land. It appears to be part of a head.
XY A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived on the land. It appears as though it's part of a head.

Armor Fossil

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that lived on the land. It appears to be part of a collar.
XY A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived on the land. It looks to be some kind of protective collar.

In the anime

A Skull Fossil in the anime

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 silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
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
 

Artwork

Underground

This is the artwork of the Fossils in The Underground:

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

Dream World

This is the artwork of the Fossils in the Pokémon Dream World:

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


In other languages

Skull

Language Title
France Flag.png French Foss. Crâne
Germany Flag.png German Kopffossil
Italy Flag.png Italian Fossilcranio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 두개의화석 Dugae-ui Hwaseok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fósil Cráneo

Armor

Language Title
France Flag.png French Foss. Armure
Germany Flag.png German Panzerfossil
Italy Flag.png Italian Fossilscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 방패의화석 Bangpae-ui Hwaseok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fósil Coraza


Pokémon Fossils
DomeHelixOld AmberRootClawSkullArmorCoverPlumeJawSail
KabutoKabutopsOmanyteOmastarAerodactylLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon
TirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheopsTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus

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