Cover Fossil

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Cover Fossil
Cover Fossil
Bag Cover Fossil Sprite.png
Cover Fossil
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation V
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The Cover Fossil (Japanese: ふたのカセキ Cover Fossil) is a Fossil introduced in Generation V that can be regenerated into Tirtouga. It is the counterpart of the Plume Fossil.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png500
MUM N/A PokémonDollar.png3,500
SUS PokémonDollar.png7,000 PokémonDollar.png3,500


Passive effect

If brought to the one of the following locations, the Cover Fossil can be regenerated into a Tirtouga.

Games Location
BWB2W2 Nacrene Museum
XY Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
ORAS Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
SMUSUM Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8


Games Description
BWB2W2 A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that lived in the sea in ancient times. It appears to be part of its back.
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the sea. It appears as though it could be part of its back.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
BW Relic Castle (choice between this and the Plume Fossil)
B2W2 Nacrene City (choice between this and the Plume Fossil) Join Avenue Antique Shops

Funfest Mission (found in glowing spots in "Forgotten Lost Items!" and for sale in "What is the Best Price?")B2

XY Rock Smash (Glittering Cave) (after entering the Hall of Fame)
ORAS Rock Smash (Mirage spots)AS
SMUSUM Konikoni City (Olivia's jewelry shop)SUS Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun: Rare-Treasure Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)USUM

In the anime

A Cover Fossil in the anime

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 Professor 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.

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 U 063/066
Plasma Blast Uncommon 79/101 Megalo Cannon U 067/076

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 背蓋化石 Buigoi Fasehk
Mandarin 背蓋化石 / 背盖化石 Bèigài Huàshí
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kuorifossiili
France Flag.png French Foss. Plaque*
Fossile Plaque*
Germany Flag.png German Schildfossil
Italy Flag.png Italian Fossiltappo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 덮개화석 Deopgae Hwaseok
Poland Flag.png Polish Skamielina Skorupy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fóssil Casca
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Fóssil Capa
Russia Flag.png Russian Ископаемый Панцирь Iskopayemyy Pantsir'
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fósil Tapa

Pokémon Fossils
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