Skull and Armor Fossils
In the games
In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, they can be found by mining in the Underground. Skull Fossils are exclusive to Diamond while Armor Fossils are exclusive to Pearl. In Platinum, only one or the other will be found based on the last digit of the player's Trainer ID number; an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 and 9) will only generate Skull Fossils, while an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8) will only generate Armor Fossils. If brought to the Oreburgh Mining Museum, the Skull and Armor Fossils can be regenerated into Cranidos and Shieldon, respectively.
Unlike the other Fossils, the Skull and Armor Fossils cannot be found by smashing rocks in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. However, if traded to HeartGold or SoulSilver and brought to the Pewter Museum of Science, the Skull and Armor Fossils can be regenerated into Cranidos and Shieldon, respectively.
In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, a Worker in the Ice Rock room of Twist Mountain hands out a random Fossil from previous generations, including the Skull and Armor Fossils, once per day. If brought to the Nacrene Museum, the Skull and Armor Fossils can be regenerated into Cranidos and Shieldon, respectively.
In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, they can be found randomly through Rock Smash in different Mirage spots. However the Armor Fossil is exclusive to Omega Ruby and the Skull Fossil is exclusive to Alpha Sapphire. They can be brought to the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City to regenerate them into Shieldon and Cranidos, respectively.
In the anime
A Skull Fossil appeared in Shapes of Things to Come!. It was excavated from the Oreburgh Mine. Roark was very interested in it, talking to it and telling it that it would come back to life. He then sent it off to the Oreburgh Mining Museum.
Kiawe found a Skull Fossil in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, during the Stoutland Search treasure hunt set up for Ash and his classmates by Olivia. A Skull Fossil also appeared on a holographic screen during Sophocles's first hunt for treasure.
In the TCG
The following is a list of cards named Skull Fossil or Armor 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.
|Skull Fossil||T||Mysterious Treasures||117/123||Secret of the Lakes|
|Rampardos the Attacker|
|Armor Fossil||T||Mysterious Treasures||116/123||Secret of the Lakes|
|Bastiodon the Defender|
This is the artwork of the Fossils in The Underground:
|Skull Fossil||Armor Fossil|
This is the artwork of the Fossils in the Pokémon Dream World:
|Skull Fossil||Armor Fossil|
In other languages
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