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Cranidos (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#409: Rampardos Rampardos
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cranidos (disambiguation).
Cranidos
Head Butt Pokémon
ズガイドス
Zugaidos
#408
Cranidos

Cranidos

Cranidos

Cranidos
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Mold Breaker Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Cranidos

Mega Cranidos Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
7905 - 8159 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
69.4 lbs. 31.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#408
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#036
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-084
Almia
R-050/N-173
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
99
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
70
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F408.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Cranidos (Japanese: ズガイドス Zugaidos) is a Rock-type Fossil Pokémon.

It is resurrected from a Skull Fossil and evolves into Rampardos starting at level 30.

Biology

Cranidos is a gray, dinosaur-like Pokémon resembling the Pachycephalosaurus. It has a hooked beak, red irises, and a hard, blue, dome-shaped head with four spikes on its back. It has stubby arms with three claws; despite the stubbiness, it can attack with them. The back half of its body has a large, spiky pattern of blue and it has a short tail. It has feet with three forward claws and one backward. Its main attacking prowess involves charging head-first into its opponents. When it lived in dense forests and jungles 100 million years ago, it would use headbutts to snap obstructing trees and down its prey.

In the anime

Cranidos in the anime

Major appearances

Roark's Cranidos

A Cranidos appears in both Shapes of Things to Come and A Gruff Act to Follow! under the ownership of Roark. In Wild in the Streets!, Roark's Cranidos evolved into Rampardos.

Other

A Cranidos appeared under the control of the Pokémon Pinchers in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part Two) where it fights against Ben. He later captures it and releases it back into the wild.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP015 Cranidos Ash's Pokédex Cranidos, the Head Butt Pokémon. Cranidos lived in the deep woods about one-hundred million years ago, and its cranium is as hard as steel.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Cranidos in Pocket Monsters DP

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Roark's Cranidos

Cranidos appeared in the fifth and sixth rounds of the Diamond & Pearl chapter Pokémon Adventures.

A Cranidos is owned by Roark, which he sends out against Platinum in her Gym match. It seems to be one of the first Pokémon that he owned, having been hatched from an Egg long ago. It later evolved to Rampardos around the three Sinnoh Trainers' arrival on Canalave City.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Roark's Cranidos

Roark's Cranidos also appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, where it assisted its Trainer in rescuing Hareta, who had been captured by Team Galactic's Grunts. Later, Cranidos was used in a one-on-one Gym battle with Hareta's Piplup that ended in Hareta's favor with the help of an Oran Berry Roark gave to him earlier.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Roark's Cranidos

A Cranidos appeared under the ownership of Roark in PMDP07.

A wild Cranidos appeared in PMDP06.

In the TCG

Main article: Cranidos (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is as hard as iron.
Pearl It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Platinum A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
HeartGold Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
White
Black 2 A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
White 2
Generation VI
X It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Y A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Revive from Skull Fossil
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Revive from Skull Fossil*
HeartGold SoulSilver
Revive from Skull Fossil*
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Skull Fossil
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Skull Fossil
Trade with Curtis in Nimbasa City (If the player is female)
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Revive from Skull Fossil

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crystal Cave (B5-B9)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Scorching Desert, Tyrian Maze, Magnagate dungeons, Rusty Mountain,
Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber), Moonlit Forest (Mapless Street), Smoking Mountain (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rasp Cavern
Thunder Temple
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace Advanced Mode C & B
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lava: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Cavern Zone, Meeting Place *

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Cranidos Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Passho Berry Passho Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 67
127 - 174 244 - 338
Attack: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Total: 350   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1010 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1515 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1919 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2424 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2828 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3737 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4242 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4646 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cranidos obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 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 Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
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 Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarExploudTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchomp
DruddigonTyruntTyrantrumAvalugg
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra
BergmiteAvalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurCuboneMarowakAron
LaironAggronBergmiteAvalugg
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
RhydonRhyperiorSwampert Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
AronLaironAggronShieldonBastiodon Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Nidoran♂NidorinoCuboneMarowakTotodileCroconaw
FeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarTreeckoGrovyle
SceptileTropiusCranidosRampardosAxewFraxure
HaxorusDruddigon
Leer Normal Status 100% 30
LickitungLickilickyTreeckoGrovyleSceptile Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
LickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorWhismur
LoudredExploudTropiusTyruntTyrantrum
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
NidokingCuboneMarowakTotodileCroconawFeraligatr
LarvitarPupitarTyranitarTyruntTyrantrum
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
Tropius Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cranidos in Generation VI
  • 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 Cranidos in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cranidos can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cranidos cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP408.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
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:  Rock  Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
( Rock )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It rams with its rock-hard head.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Rock  Rock Assist.png
( Rock )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
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
PPW408.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Cranidos come to the Cavern Zone to play. They agree that their favorite Attractions are Blaziken's Boulder Bash and Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
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

408Cranidos.png
Unevolved
Cranidos
 Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 30
409Rampardos.png
First evolution
Rampardos
 Rock 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 408.png Spr b 4d 408.png Spr 4p 408.png Spr b 4p 408.png Spr 4p 408.png Spr b 4h 408.png
Spr 4d 408 s.png Spr b 4d 408 s.png Spr 4p 408 s.png Spr b 4p 408 s.png Spr 4p 408 s.png Spr b 4p 408 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 408.png Spr b 5b 408.png Spr 5b 408.png Spr b 5b 408.png
Spr 5b 408 s.png Spr b 5b 408 s.png Spr 5b 408 s.png Spr b 5b 408 s.png
Front Back Front Back
408MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Cranidos images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Cranidos and its evolution are the only Fossil Pokémon with no secondary type.
  • Cranidos has the highest base Attack of all unevolved Pokémon.
  • Cranidos and Shieldon evolve at level 30, the earliest of any Fossil Pokémon.

Origin

Cranidos is based on a Pachycephalosaurus.

Name origin

Cranidos is derived from cranium.

Zugaidos is derived from 頭蓋骨 zugaikotsu (cranium).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ズガイドス Zugaidos From 頭蓋骨 zugaikotsu (cranium)
France Flag.png French Kranidos Similar to English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cranidos Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Koknodon From Kopf, Knochen, and don
Italy Flag.png Italian Cranidos Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 두개도스 Doogaedos From 두개골


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