Cranidos (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cranidos (disambiguation).
Cranidos
Head Butt Pokémon
ズガイドス
Zugaidos
#0408
Cranidos



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Mold Breaker Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
30 cycles
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Cranidos
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
69.4 lbs. 31.5 kg
Cranidos
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
99
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
70
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
Cranidos
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
F0408.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Cranidos (Japanese: ズガイドス Zugaidos) is a Rock-type Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It is resurrected from a Skull Fossil and evolves into Rampardos starting at level 30.

Biology

Cranidos is a gray, dinosaur-like Pokémon resembling the Pachycephalosaurus. It has a hooked beak, red irises, and a hard, blue, dome-shaped head with four spikes on its back. The hard skull is considered to be Cranidos's most distinguishing feature. It has stubby arms with three claws; despite the stubbiness, it can attack with them. The back half of its body has a large, spiky pattern of blue and it has a short tail. It has feet with three forward claws and one backward.

Its main attacking prowess involves charging head-first into its opponents. When it lived in dense forests and jungles 100 million years ago, it would use headbutts to snap obstructing trees, down its prey, and combat Pokémon like Aerodactyl and even other Cranidos. The resulting sound of two Cranidos headbutting echoes throughout the area like the sound of the pealing of a bell. It notably lacks any intelligence. Cranidos are considered to be a rare sight to encounter. The fossilized trunks of trees snapped in two are also often found near the fossilized rock layers of Cranidos fossils. It was brought back to life through Skull Fossil. In modern times, Cranidos can be found at the Canyon Biome located at the Terarium.

Evolution

Cranidos evolves into Rampardos.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0408Cranidos.png
Unevolved
Cranidos
 Rock 

0409Rampardos.png
First evolution
Rampardos
 Rock 


In the anime

Main series

Cranidos in the anime

Major appearances

Roark's Cranidos

Cranidos debuted in Shapes of Things to Come!, under the ownership of Roark. In Wild in the Streets!, it evolved into a Rampardos after being trapped in Meowth's net during an attack by Team Rocket.

Other

In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part 2), a Cranidos was under the control of the Pokémon Pinchers. It fought Ben, who later captured it and released it back into the wild.

Minor appearances

In Tag! We're It...!, James's fantasy featured a Cranidos.

In The Mew from Here!, a Cranidos was seen on Faraway Island.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP015 Cranidos Ash's Pokédex Cranidos, the Head Butt Pokémon. Cranidos lived in the deep woods about one hundred million years ago, and its cranium is as hard as steel.

Pokémon Evolutions

Roark's Cranidos

A Cranidos appeared in The Rival under the ownership of Roark. It was used in his Gym battle against Barry and his Piplup and eventually lost.

In the manga

Cranidos in Pocket Monsters DP
A Cranidos Egg in Pokémon Adventures

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

A Cranidos appeared in Behold The Phantom Thief Of Justice.

Pocket Monsters DP

Main article: Roark's Cranidos

A Cranidos appeared under the ownership of Roark in PMDP07.

A wild Cranidos appeared in PMDP06.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Roark's Cranidos

A Cranidos is owned by Roark, which he sends out against Platinum in her Gym match. He seems to be one of the first Pokémon that he owned, having been hatched from an Egg long ago. He later evolved to Rampardos around the three Sinnoh Trainers' arrival on Canalave City. He first appeared in Putting a Crimp in Kricketot.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Roark's Cranidos

Cranidos assisted its Trainer in rescuing Hareta, who had been captured by Team Galactic Grunts in Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!. Later, Cranidos was used in a one-on-one Gym battle with Hareta's Piplup that ended in Hareta's favor with the help of an Oran Berry Roark gave to him earlier.

In the TCG

Main article: Cranidos (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#036
Johto
#—
Diamond It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is as hard as iron.
Pearl It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Platinum A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
HeartGold Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
White
Black 2 A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Y A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
Omega Ruby It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Alpha Sapphire A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #188
Alola
USUM: #235
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It lived in jungles around a hundred million years ago. It used its skillful headbutts to combat Aerodactyl.
Moon In rock layers where Cranidos fossils are found, the fossilized trunks of trees snapped in two are also often found.
Ultra Sun A primeval Pokémon, it possesses a hard and sturdy skull, lacking any intelligence within.
Ultra Moon Its hard skull is its distinguishing feature. It snapped trees by headbutting them, and then it fed on their ripe berries.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#036
Hisui
#208
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is as hard as iron.
Shining Pearl It was resurrected from an iron-ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Legends: Arceus An incredibly rare sight. They duel each other by ramming their heads together, and the resulting sound echoes throughout the area like the pealing of a bell.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#107
Scarlet It lived in jungles around a hundred million years ago. It used its skillful headbutts to combat Aerodactyl.
Violet Cranidos toughen up their already sturdy heads by headbutting one another.


Pokédex Image Cranidos SM.png Pokédex Image Cranidos SV Blueberry.png
Cranidos in the Alola Pokédex Cranidos in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
Pearl
Trade
Receive Skull Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Platinum
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City*
HeartGold SoulSilver
Receive Skull Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it at the Pewter Museum of Science
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Trade with Curtis in Nimbasa City (female player character only)
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
Omega Ruby
Trade
Receive Skull Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Alpha Sapphire
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
Generation VII
Sun
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Moon
Trade
Receive Skull Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
Shining Pearl
Trade
Receive Skull Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Legends: Arceus
Coronet Highlands: Space-time distortions
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Scarlet)
Canyon Biome
Tera Raid Battles (3★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Violet)
Union Circle
Tera Raid Battle Search (3★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Cave (B5F-B9F)
MD Sky
Crystal Cave (B5F-B9F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Fiery Furnace Advanced Mode C & B
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone, Meeting Place*
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Volcanic Slope
MD GTI
Scorching Desert (1F-10F), Tyrian Maze (B1-B11), Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land, Model Train Room: Working Gears
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 1
Rumble World
Black Realm: Rugged Flats (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Buzzwole Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 353
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Roark & Cranidos


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Cranidos Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013

Held Items

Games Held items
Black 2 White 2
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
67
127 - 174 244 - 338
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Total:
350
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Cranidos is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1010 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
1515 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1919 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2424 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2828 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3333 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3737 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4242 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4646 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM179Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM191Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM226Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM226 Dragon Cheer Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RhydonRhyperiorSnorlaxSwampert
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
RhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTropius
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitar
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
Tropius
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cranidos
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 408.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
Rock
Field move: None
Browser entry R-084
It rams with its rock-hard head.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(present)
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-050/N-173
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush408Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 43 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW408.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Cranidos come to the Cavern Zone to play. They agree that their favorite Attractions are Blaziken's Boulder Bash and Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT408.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Rock
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#541
Shuffle408.png

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO408.png Base HP: 167 Base Attack: 218 Base Defense: 61
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Cranidos Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Zen Headbutt, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Rock Tomb, Ancient Power, Bulldoze, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution data

0408Cranidos.png
Unevolved
Cranidos
 Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 30
0409Rampardos.png
First evolution
Rampardos
 Rock 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 408.png Spr b 4d 408.png Spr 4p 408.png Spr b 4p 408.png Spr 4h 408.png Spr b 4h 408.png
Spr 4d 408 s.png Spr b 4d 408 s.png Spr 4p 408 s.png Spr b 4p 408 s.png Spr 4h 408 s.png Spr b 4h 408 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 408.png Spr b 5b 408.png Spr 5b2 408.png Spr b 5b2 408.png
Spr 5b 408 s.png Spr b 5b 408 s.png Spr 5b2 408 s.png Spr b 5b2 408 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 408.png
Spr b 6x 408.png
Spr 6o 408.png
Spr b 6o 408.png
Spr 6x 408 s.png
Spr b 6x 408 s.png
Spr 6o 408 s.png
Spr b 6o 408 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 408.png
Spr b 7s 408.png
Spr 7s 408.png
Spr b 7s 408.png
Spr 7s 408 s.png
Spr b 7s 408 s.png
Spr 7s 408 s.png
Spr b 7s 408 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 408.png
Spr 8a 408 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0408.png HOME0408 s.png
408MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Cranidos images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Cranidos and its evolved form are the only Fossil Pokémon of a single type.
  • Cranidos is tied with Rockruff for the lowest base Defense stat of all Rock-type Pokémon.
  • Cranidos and Shieldon evolve at level 30, the earliest of any Fossil Pokémon.

Origin

Cranidos seems to be based on the Pachycephalosaurus.

Name origin

Cranidos may be a combination of cranium and dinosaur.

Zugaidos may be derived from 頭蓋骨 zugaikotsu (cranium).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ズガイドス Zugaidos From 頭蓋骨 zugaikotsu
France Flag.png French Kranidos Similar to English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cranidos Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Koknodon From Kopf, Knochen, and -don
Italy Flag.png Italian Cranidos Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 두개도스 Dugaedos From 두개골 (頭蓋骨) dugaegol and transcription of the Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 頭蓋龍 / 头盖龙 Tóugàilóng From 頭蓋 / 头盖 tóugài and 龍 / 龙 lóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 頭蓋龍 Tàuhgoilùhng From 頭蓋 tàuhgoi and lùhng


Related articles

Pokémon Fossils
Item
HelixDomeOld AmberRootClawSkullArmor
CoverPlumeJawSailBirdFishDrakeDino
Pokémon
OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsAerodactyl
LileepCradilyAnorithArmaldo
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon
TirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheops
TyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
DracozoltArctozoltDracovishArctovish


External links


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