Claw Fossil

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Claw Fossil
ツメのカセキ
Claw Fossil
Claw Fossil
Claw Fossil
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
Pocket
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
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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Power 100

The Claw Fossil (Japanese: ツメのカセキ Claw Fossil) is a Fossil introduced in Generation III that can be regenerated into Anorith. It is the counterpart of the Root Fossil.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RSE N/A N/A
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUM
N/A PokémonDollar.png500
US PokémonDollar.png7,000 PokémonDollar.png500

Effect

Passive effect

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

Games Location
RSE Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
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 III

In the Generation III games, the Claw Fossil is a Key Item.

Generation IV onward

From Generation IV onward, the Claw 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
RSE A fossil of an ancient, seafloor-dwelling Pokémon.
FRLG A fossil of an ancient, seafloor-dwelling Pokémon. It appears to be part of a plant root.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that lived in the sea. It appears to be part of a plant root.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the sea. It looks as if it could be part of a plant's root.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RS Route 111 (choice between this and the Root Fossil)
E Mirage Tower (choice between this and the Root Fossil)
Desert Underpass (if not picked up at Mirage Tower)
DPPt The Underground (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
HGSS Rock Smash (Cliff Cave)HG (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
BW Twist Mountain (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
B2W2 Twist Mountain
Join Avenue Antique Shops
XY Rock Smash (Glittering Cave)X (after entering the Hall of Fame)
ORAS Route 111 (choice between this and the Root Fossil)
SM Trade
USUM Konikoni City (Olivia's jewelry shop)US Poké Pelago Isle Aphun: Rare-Treasure Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting

Appearances

Mine Claw Fossil 1.png
Mine Claw Fossil 2.png
Mine Claw Fossil 3.png
Mine Claw Fossil 4.png
Underground

In the anime

A Claw Fossil in the anime

While the fossil itself has not yet physically appeared in the anime, an image of a Claw Fossil was seen in Where's Armaldo?, when Professor Proctor explained Ash and his friends how he had restored several Lileep and Anorith back to life from Root and Claw Fossils.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Claw 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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Claw Fossil T EX Sandstorm Common 90/100 Miracle of the Desert Common 047/053
EX Legend Maker Common 78/92 Mirage Forest Uncommon 077/086
EX Holon Phantoms Common 91/110      
EX Power Keepers Common 84/108 World Champions Pack Common 086/108
Legends Awakened Common 138/146 Temple of Anger Uncommon  
Claw Fossil Anorith I Steam Siege Uncommon 100/114 Cruel Traitor C 049/056
 

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 爪子化石 Záaují Fasehk
Mandarin 爪子化石 Zhuǎzi Huàshí
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kynsifossiili
France Flag.png French Foss. Griffe*
Fossile Griffe*
Germany Flag.png German Klauenfossil
Italy Flag.png Italian Fossilunghia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 발톱화석 Baltop Hwaseok
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Fóssil Garra
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fósil Garra
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hóa thạch móng vuốt


Pokémon Fossils
Item
DomeHelixOld AmberRootClawSkullArmorCoverPlumeJawSail
Pokémon
KabutoKabutopsOmanyteOmastarAerodactyl
LileepCradilyAnorithArmaldo
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon
TirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheops
TyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus

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