Cover and Plume Fossils

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The Cover Fossil (Japanese: ふたのカセキ Cover Fossil) and Plume Fossil (Japanese: はねのカセキ Plume Fossil) are Fossils which can be regenerated into Tirtouga and Archen, respectively.

In the games

A Backpacker of the first floor of Relic Castle has found both of the Fossils, but claims they are too heavy and offers one of the Fossils to the player, and the player must choose one of the two Fossils. The Fossil that is not chosen is kept by the Backpacker, and cannot be obtained in-game.In

If brought to the Nacrene Museum, the Cover and Plume Fossils can be regenerated into Tirtouga and Archen, respectively.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the former Gym Leader Lenora will give the player either fossil when they reach Nacrene City later on in the game after defeating the Elite Four.

The item description for the Cover Fossil states "A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that lived in the sea in ancient times" and the item description for the Plume Fossil states "A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that flew in the sky in ancient times. It appears to be part of its wing."

In the anime

A Plume Fossil in the anime
A Cover Fossil in the anime

A Plume Fossil appeared in Archeops In The Modern World!. Prior to the episode, Lenora gave a Plume Fossil to Professor Juniper and Fennel. They successfully resurrected a female Archen from the Fossil using Musharna's dream energy. With the help of Ash and his Tranquill, Archen learned how to fly and then evolved into Archeops.

A Cover Fossil appeared in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1. It was found by Ferris and later stolen by Team Rocket, who, by using the stolen data from Juniper and Fennel's fossil resurrection machine and the stones stolen from the Chargestone Cave, managed to revive it into a Tirtouga. It evolved into a Carracosta in the next episode, and was eventually returned back to its own time through a time gate in Twist Mountain.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Cover Fossil or Plume Fossil.

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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Cover Fossil I Noble Victories Uncommon 90/101 Red Collection Uncommon 063/066
Plume Fossil I Noble Victories Uncommon 93/101 Red Collection Uncommon 062/066


  • While the item description for the Plume Fossil states the Fossil came from a "Pokémon that flew in the sky", the backpacker who gives the Fossils mentions that the Plume Fossil is from a Pokémon that lived in an ancient forest, but could not fly.

Pokémon Fossils
DomeHelixOld AmberRootClawSkullArmorCoverPlumeJawSail

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