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Kabutops (Pokémon)

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Kabuto #140: Kabuto
Pokémon
#142: Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Kabutops
Shellfish Pokémon
カブトプス
Kabutops
#141
Kabutops

Kabutops

Kabutops

Kabutops
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Water
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Battle Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Kabutops

Mega Kabutops Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
7905 - 8159 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
89.3 lbs. 40.5 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
#141
Kanto
#228
Johto
#296
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-272/N-116
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
201
Gen. I-III
199
IV
173
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
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
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Footprint
F141.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Kabutops (Japanese: カブトプス Kabutops) is a dual-type Rock/Water Fossil Pokémon.

It evolves from Kabuto starting at level 40, after it is revived from a Dome Fossil.

Biology

With a body closely resembling a living skeleton, Kabutops has a half-moon, disc shaped head, with two small, forward facing eyes. Its body has a light gray chest plate with a brown shell resembling a visible backbone, containing three ribs protruding on each side and a thick pointed tail. It does not have hands, but large, sharp, gray scythes. Its legs are brown and thin, leading into small feet with two large gray claws.

Kabutops can tuck in its shell to help it swim extremely fast in its ocean home, where it can catch prey. It uses its sharp scythes to cut enemies and drink their internal fluids. Before it went extinct, it was in the process of evolving into a land dweller in order to catch prey that had already evolved into land dwelling species. As seen in the anime, Kabutops greatly prefer to live in seclusion, and will become very hostile when provoked.

In the anime

Kabutops in the anime
A Kabutops Fossil in the anime

Major appearances

Kabutops's first true appearance is in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. It was one of the Fossil Pokémon that was awakened by a dynamite explosion in Grampa Canyon.

A giant Kabutops also appeared in Pokémon Heroes. Oakley used ancient DNA to resurrect a Kabutops and an Aerodactyl to chase after Ash and Latias. In the English dub, they were once used by an evil Pokémon Trainer to torment the civilians of Alto Mare, but were drowned when a Latios brought water to the city. They have blank, yellow-tinted eyes with no pupils and are lined with a thick black outline.

A Kabutops escaped the Oreburgh museum in Wild in the Streets!.

Another one appeared in Dealing With Defensive Types! at the Canalave Gym.

Minor appearances

Kabutops first seems to appear in Island of the Giant Pokémon on a theme park island populated with giant mechanical Pokémon.

Dr. Yung uses a Mirage Kabutops in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

A Kabutops appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP046 Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, and Kabutops Ash's Pokédex Omanyte and Omastar, Kabuto and Kabutops. It is believed these Pokémon became extinct tens of thousands of years ago. The details of their behavior are shrouded in mystery. Though some have speculated that they may still exist, none of these Pokémon have ever been seen alive.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Kabutops debuted in Just a Spearow Carrier where it battled against Red's Poliwrath but was deafeated afterwards.

In Capital Kabutops, Brock possesses a Kabutops in his team. He explains that he met Kabutops at the Pewter Museum when Pewter City was invaded during the Elite Four saga, and has since then become a powerful fighter employing ancient attacks.

In the TCG

Main article: Kabutops (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains the body fluids.
Blue
Yellow A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.
Stadium Swims very quickly. It tears at its foe with sickle-like forelegs and drains the foe's body fluids entirely.
Generation II
Gold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Silver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient Pokémon rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Crystal It was able to swim quickly through the water by compactly folding up its razor-sharp sickles.
Stadium 2 In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Generation III
Ruby Kabutops swam underwater to hunt for its prey in ancient times. The Pokémon was apparently evolving from being a water-dweller to living on land as evident from the beginnings of change in its gills and legs.
Sapphire
Emerald Kabutops once swam underwater to hunt for prey. It was apparently evolving from being a water dweller to living on land as evident from changes in its gills and legs.
FireRed It swims freely through water. It catches prey with its scythe-like arms and drains the victim's fluids.
LeafGreen Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains their fluids.
Generation IV
Diamond It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
SoulSilver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient Pokémon rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Generation V
Black It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
White
Black 2 It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
White 2
Generation VI
X In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Y A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Kabuto
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Kabuto
Yellow
Evolve Kabuto
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule
Crystal
Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Kabuto
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Kabuto
Platinum
Evolve Kabuto
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Evolve Kabuto
Pal Park
Sea
Generation IV
Black White
Evolve Kabuto
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Kabuto
Generation VI
X
Trade
Y
Evolve Kabuto

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Kabuto
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 10
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Kabuto
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Dangerous Cliff
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Misty Edgewater (post ending)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Defense: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 495   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 70.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/19 ★★

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 ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
00Start Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35 ???  ?  ?
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30 ???  ?  ?
00Start Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25 ???  ?  ?
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
066 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25 ???  ?  ?
1111 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
1616 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15 ???  ?  ?
2121 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
2626 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10 ???  ?  ?
3131 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20 ???  ?  ?
3636 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
4040 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20 ???  ?  ?
4545 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40 ???  ?  ?
5454 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5 ???  ?  ?
6363 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5 ???  ?  ?
7272 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Kabutops obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 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 Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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 Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
SeelDewgongShellderCloysterRemoraidOctillery
SphealSealeoWalrein
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruel
KrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarill
AzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotad
LombreSurskitCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklettSwanna
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
LaprasMantineLileepCradily Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
KrabbyKinglerTotodileCroconawFeraligatrCorsola
FeebasTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Foresight Normal Status —% 40
Lotad Giga Drain* Grass Special 75 100% 10
Seel Dewgong Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
CorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25
PoliwagPoliwhirlKrabbyKinglerOmanyteOmastar
KabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsire
MarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
PsyduckGolduckTentacoolTentacruelTotodileCroconaw
FeraligatrHuntail
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
SeelDewgongMantineMudkipMarshtompSwampert
BidoofBibarel
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kabutops 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 Kabutops in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Kabutops can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Kabutops cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin141.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani141.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP141.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm thirsty... Find me some prey!
26%-50% HP Aww... My health is cut in half so soon?
1%-25% HP I fear the worst... I can't begin to wave my scythes...
Level up There! I leveled! My scythes gained sharper edges!
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 There! I leveled! My scythes gained sharper edges!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP141.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Rock  Rock Assist.png
( Rock )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It triggers rockfalls to attack.
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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

140Kabuto.png
Unevolved
Kabuto
 Rock  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 40
141Kabutops.png
First evolution
Kabutops
 Rock  Water 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 141.png Spr b g1 141.png Spr 1y 141.png Spr b g1 141.png Spr 1g 141.png Spr b g1 141.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 141.png Spr b 2g 141.png Spr 2s 141.png Spr b 2g 141.png Spr 2c 141.gif Spr b 2c 141.png
Spr 2g 141 s.png Spr b 2g 141 s.png Spr 2s 141 s.png Spr b 2g 141 s.png Spr 2c 141 s.gif Spr b 2g 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 141.png Spr b 3r 141.png Spr 3e 141.gif Spr b 3r 141.png Spr 3f 141.png Spr b 3f 141.png
Spr 3r 141 s.png Spr b 3r 141 s.png Spr 3e 141 s.gif Spr b 3r 141 s.png Spr 3f 141 s.png Spr b 3r 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 141.png Spr b 4d 141.png Spr 4d 141.png Spr b 4p 141.png Spr 4h 141.png Spr b 4h 141.png
Spr 4d 141 s.png Spr b 4d 141 s.png Spr 4d 141 s.png Spr b 4d 141 s.png Spr 4h 141 s.png Spr b 4d 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 141.png Spr b 5b 141.png Spr 5b 141.png Spr b 5b 141.png
Spr 5b 141 s.png Spr b 5b 141 s.png Spr 5b 141 s.png Spr b 5b 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back
141MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Kabutops images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Skeletal sprites

Spr 1g 141 f.png Spr 1b 141 f.png Spr 3f 141 f.png
Image from
Red and Green
Image from
Red and Blue
Image from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Kabutops was originally known as "Lantis". This is derived from the word "Atlantis".
  • In Generation I, Kabutops had a large diamond shaped plate on its back that was replaced in Generation II by a horn-like extension of its head.
  • Kabutops has a scientific name: Kabutops maximis, given in Fossil Fools. The only other Pokémon with a known scientific name is Oddish, with Oddium Wanderus.
  • Kabutops and its pre-evolution share their species name with Blastoise. They are all known as the Shellfish Pokémon.

Origin

Similarly to how Kabuto is based on horseshoe crabs, it resembles eurypterids, prehistoric arthropods which hunted in seas and rivers and are believed to have been related to modern horseshoe crabs. The large head is also identical to the cephalon in trilobites and the spines down the back resemble thoracic sections in trilobites, though the scythes and predatory nature much more closely resemble eurypterids. Because of these cross-similarities, it may also be based on the Cheirurus genus of trilobites.

Name origin

Kabutops derives from both 兜 kabuto (helmet) and 兜蟹 kabutogani (horseshoe crab). Tops might refer to the living fossil triops or that its helmet is now on the top of its head and no longer covers its whole body.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カブトプス Kabutops From 兜蟹 kabutogani and triops
France Flag.png French Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 투구푸스 Tugupuseu From 투구게 tuguge and triops



External links

Notes



Kabuto #140: Kabuto
Pokémon
#142: Aerodactyl Aerodactyl


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