Dome Fossil

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Dome Fossil
Carapace Fossil
Bag Dome Fossil Sprite.png
Dome Fossil
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
Generation I Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation III Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items (FRLGE)
Generation IV Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VI Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Treasures SwSh pocket icon.png Treasures (BDSP)
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


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png500
SMUS N/A PokémonDollar.png3,500
UM PokémonDollar.png7,000 PokémonDollar.png3,500
N/A PokémonDollar.png500


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

Games Location
Cinnabar Lab
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.

In Pokémon Emerald, the Dome Fossil (as well as the Helix Fossil and Old Amber) is found in the game data, but it is not legitimately obtainable and has no effect. The player is unable to regenerate this fossil in the Devon Corporation.

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.


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.
A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that lived in the sea. It appears to be part of a shell.
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the sea. It could be a shell or carapace.


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
BDSP Grand Underground (after defeating or capturing DialgaBD/PalkiaSP)



RG Dome Fossil.png
Artwork from
Generation I


MS Fossil I.png Mine Dome Fossil.png Dome Fossil PE.png Mine Dome Fossil BDSP.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Underground sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Grand Underground sprite from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In the anime

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

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.

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

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Dome Fossil in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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 #
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
Dome Fossil Kabuto I Fates Collide Uncommon 96/124 Awakening Psychic King C 070/078

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
Poland Flag.png Polish Skamielina Skorupy
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

See also

Pokémon Fossils
HelixDomeOld AmberRootClawSkullArmor

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