Dome Fossil

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Dome Fossil
こうらのカセキ
Carapace Fossil
Dome Fossil
Dome Fossil
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
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Generation III Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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Power 100

The Dome Fossil (Japanese: こうらのカセキ Carapace Fossil) is a Fossil introduced in Generation I that can be regenerated into Kabuto. It is the counterpart of the Helix Fossil.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RBY/RGBY
FRLGE
N/A N/A
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUS
N/A PokémonDollar.png500
UM PokémonDollar.png7,000 PokémonDollar.png500
PE N/A PokémonDollar.png500

Effect

Passive effect

If brought to the one of the following locations, the Dome Fossil can be regenerated into an Kabuto.

Games Location
RBY/RGBY
FRLG
PE
Cinnabar Lab
DPPt Oreburgh Mining Museum
HGSS Pewter Museum of Science
BWB2W2 Nacrene Museum
XY Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
ORAS Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
SMUSUM Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Generation I and III

In the Generation I and III games, the Dome Fossil is a Key Item.

Generation IV onward

From Generation IV onward, the Dome Fossil is no longer a Key Item, and is a normal item. Therefore, multiples of them can be obtained, they can be held, and sent to other players via trading.

Description

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.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the sea. It could be a shell or carapace.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY/RGBY Mt. Moon (choice between this and the Helix Fossil)
FRLG Mt. Moon (choice between this and the Helix Fossil)
DPPt The Underground (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
HGSS Rock Smash (Ruins of Alph)SS
BW Twist Mountain (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
B2W2 Twist Mountain
Join Avenue Antique Shops
XY Rock Smash (Glittering Cave)Y (after entering the Hall of Fame)
ORAS Rock Smash (Mirage spots)OR
SM Trade
USUM Konikoni City (Olivia's jewelry shop)UM Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun: Rare-Treasure Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)
PE Mt. Moon (choice between this and the Helix Fossil) Cerulean Cave

Appearance

RG Dome Fossil.png Mine Dome Fossil.png Dome Fossil PE.png
Artwork from
Generation I
Underground sprite Model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In the anime

The Dome Fossils in Shell Shock!
A Dome Fossil in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!

In the main series

Dome Fossils were first seen in Shell Shock!. They made up the structure of the island Fukuhara Island No. 4, and were 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

A Dome Fossil in Pokémon Origins

A Dome Fossil briefly appeared in File 2: Cubone, where it was shown being hogged by a Super Nerd at Mt. Moon.

In the TCG

Both the Dome and Helix 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
 

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 甲殼化石 Gaaphok Fasehk
Mandarin 甲殼化石 / 甲壳化石 Jiǎké Huàshí / Jiǎqiào Huàshí
France Flag.png French Fossile Dôme
Germany Flag.png German Domfossil
Italy Flag.png Italian Domofossile
South Korea Flag.png Korean 껍질화석 Kkeopjil Hwaseok
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Fóssil Cúpula (TCG)
Fóssil de Redoma (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fósil Domo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hóa thạch giáp xác


Pokémon Fossils
Item
DomeHelixOld AmberRootClawSkullArmorCoverPlumeJawSail
Pokémon
KabutoKabutopsOmanyteOmastarAerodactyl
LileepCradilyAnorithArmaldo
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon
TirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheops
TyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus

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