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Dome and Helix Fossils

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The Dome Fossil (Japanese: こうらのカセキ Carapace Fossil) and Helix Fossil (Japanese: かいのカセキ Shellfish Fossil) are Fossils which can be regenerated into Kabuto and Omanyte, respectively.

In the games

Helix Fossil artwork from Generation I
In the Generation I and III games, the Dome and Helix Fossils are key items found in Mt. Moon after defeating a Super Nerd. While both are present, players are allowed to choose only one, as the other one will be taken by the Super Nerd. If brought to the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island, the Dome and Helix Fossils can be regenerated into Kabuto and Omanyte, respectively. The Pokémon extracted from the Super Nerd's Fossil is seen in the zoo just outside the Safari Zone.

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. Helix Fossils are more common in Diamond while Dome Fossils are more common in Pearl. If brought to the Oreburgh Mining Museum, the Dome and Helix Fossils can be regenerated into Kabuto and Omanyte, respectively.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Dome and Helix Fossils can be found randomly by smashing rocks at the Ruins of Alph. The Dome Fossil is exclusive to SoulSilver while the Helix Fossil is exclusive to HeartGold. If brought to the Pewter Museum of Science, the Dome and Helix Fossils can be regenerated into Kabuto and Omanyte, 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 Dome and Helix Fossils, once per day. If brought to the Nacrene Museum, the Dome and Helix Fossils can be regenerated into Kabuto and Omanyte, respectively.

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

Both Dome and Helix Fossils can be found via Rock Smash in the Glittering Cave, but they are exclusive to Pokémon Y.

Flavor text

Dome Fossil

Games Description
Stad A fossil of a Pokémon that lived in prehistoric times.
E A piece of ancient marine Pokémon's shell.
FRLG A fossil of an ancient, seafloor-dwelling Pokémon. It appears to be part of a shell.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that lived in the sea. It appears to be part of a shell.
XY A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the sea. It could be a shell or carapace.

Helix Fossil

Games Description
Stad A fossil of a Pokémon that lived in prehistoric times.
E A piece of ancient marine Pokémon's seashell.
FRLG A fossil of an ancient, seafloor-dwelling Pokémon. It appears to be part of a seashell.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that lived in the sea. It appears to be part of a seashell.
XY A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the sea. It might be a piece of a seashell.

In the anime

In the main series

A Dome Fossil in the anime

In the anime, Dome Fossils are seen in Shell Shock!. They make up the structure of an island, and are revived into Kabuto in red moonlight, causing the whole island to collapse and sink.

A Dome Fossil made a cameo appearance in Ancient Family Matters! during a visual representation of Roark's love of Fossils in an argument with Byron.

In A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, a Dome Fossil was first seen chasing Hawes, as he claimed it to be doing, but was later seen safely placed in a display case. Hawes later explained what it was to Ash and his friends. It was later revealed that the Yamask in the Nacrene City Museum was using its move Psychic to make the Dome Fossil float and chase after Hawes after he put its mask in a display case, thinking that it was a replica Yamask mask given to him as a gift from the company that made a Cofagrigus replica after purchasing it from them for the museum.

In Pokémon Origins

Dome and Helix Fossils in Pokémon Origins

Helix and Dome Fossils briefly appeared in the Pokémon Origins episode File 2 - Cubone, where they were shown being hogged by a Super Nerd at Mt. Moon.

In the TCG

Both Fossils appear on the artwork for the Mysterious Fossil card. However, the artwork depicts the Dome Fossil as the Fossil of a Kabutops, Kabuto's evolution, rather than of a Kabuto. The two Fossils were later split off into their own individual cards.

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 #
Mysterious Fossil T Fossil Common 62/62 Mystery of the Fossils Common  
Legendary Collection Common 109/110      
EX Sandstorm Common 91/100      
EX Legend Maker Common 79/92 Mirage Forest Uncommon 078/086
EX Holon Phantoms Common 92/110      
EX Power Keepers Common 85/108 World Champions Pack Common 087/108
Dome Fossil T Majestic Dawn Common 89/100 Dawn Dash Uncommon  
Arceus Common 92/99 Advent of Arceus Uncommon 082/090
Helix Fossil T Majestic Dawn Common 91/100 Moonlit Pursuit Uncommon  
Arceus Common 93/99 Advent of Arceus Uncommon 081/090
 

Artwork

Underground

This is the artwork of the Fossils in The Underground:

Mine Helix Fossil 1.png
Mine Helix Fossil 2.png
Mine Dome Fossil.png
Helix Fossil Dome Fossil

Dream World

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

Dream Helix Fossil Sprite.png Dream Dome Fossil Sprite.png
Helix Fossil Dome Fossil

In other languages

Dome

Language Title
France Flag.png French Fossile Dôme
Germany Flag.png German Domfossil
Italy Flag.png Italian Domofossile
South Korea Flag.png Korean 껍질화석 Kkeopjil Hwaseok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fósil Domo

Helix

Language Title
France Flag.png French Fossile Nautile
Germany Flag.png German Helixfossil
Italy Flag.png Italian Helixfossile
South Korea Flag.png Korean 조개화석 Jogae Hwaseok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fósil Helix


Pokémon Fossils
DomeHelixOld AmberRootClawSkullArmorCoverPlumeJawSail
KabutoKabutopsOmanyteOmastarAerodactylLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon
TirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheopsTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus

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