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Kabuto (Fossil 50)

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Kabuto LV.9
カブト Kabuto
Team Plasma
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
Mysterious Fossil Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Mysterious Fossil
Card name Kabuto
Type Fighting
Hit Points 30
retreat cost
English expansion Fossil
Rarity Common
English card no. 50/62
Japanese expansion Mystery of the Fossils
Japanese rarity Common
Card GB set Mystery
Card GB ID C32
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 ID C38
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 48/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Kabuto.

Kabuto (Japanese: カブト Kabuto) is a Fighting-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It is part of the Fossil expansion.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Kabuto Armor
Whenever an attack (even your own) does damage to Kabuto (after applying Weakness and Resistance), that attack does only half the damage to Kabuto (rounded down to the nearest 10). (Any other effects of attacks still happen.) This power stops working while Kabuto is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.

Pokédex data

Kabuto - Shellfish Pokémon
No. Height Weight
140 1'8" (0.5 m) 25 lbs. (11.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor eons ago.

Release information

This card was released in the English Fossil expansion, originating from the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion. It was later reprinted in the English Legendary Collection expansion. A special W Wizards stamped version of the Fossil print of this card was released in the December 1999 issue of Top Deck Magazine.


Along with Shedinja, this card has the fewest HP of any Stage 1 Pokémon in the TCG.


Kabuto Armor's Japanese name is that of Battle Armor, an Ability later introduced in the Generation III Pokémon games that Kabuto can have. Scratch is a move in the Pokémon games that Kabuto can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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