Fossilized Dino

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Fossilized Dino
Fossilized Plesiosaur
Bag Fossilized Dino Sprite.png
Fossilized Dino
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Treasures pocket icon.png Treasures

The Fossilized Dino (Japanese: カセキのクビナガ Fossilized Plesiosaur) is a Fossil introduced in Generation VIII. It is the counterpart of the Fossilized Drake.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
SwSh N/A $2,500


Passive effect

If brought to one of the following locations alongside a Fossilized Bird or Fossilized Fish, the Fossilized Dino can be regenerated into an Arctozolt or Arctovish, respectively.

Games Location
SwSh Revival Machine on Route 6


Games Description
SwShBDSPLA The fossil of an ancient Pokémon that once lived in the sea. What it looked like is a mystery.
SV A fossil piece left behind by a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the sea. What it looked like is a mystery.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SwSh Route 6Sw Bridge Field (Digging Duo)
Hidden recurring item (Dusty BowlSw)
SwShCT Max Raid Battles (Snowslide Slope)

In the anime

A Fossilized Dino in the anime

A Fossilized Dino appeared in A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, where Ash, Goh, and Chloe helped Cara Liss and Bray Zenn to dig it up in the Wild Area. It was later combined with a Fossilized Bird and restored into an Arctozolt.

In the manga

Galar Fossils in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

A Fossilized Dino appeared in PASS39, where Marnie was shown to discovered one for Cara Liss. Combined with the Fossilized Fish that Marnie had also found, Cara Liss was able to restore it into an Arctovish.

In the TCG

Fossilized Dino in the TCG
Main article: Rare Fossil (Darkness Ablaze 167)

A Fossilized Dino is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game on the Rare Fossil Item card included in the Darkness Ablaze expansion, first released in the Japanese Infinity Zone expansion. It is a Fossil Trainer card, so after it is played it is put onto the Bench as a Colorless-type Basic Pokémon. It can evolve into any of the Generation VIII Fossil Pokémon: Dracozolt, Arctozolt, Dracovish, or Arctovish.


  • Despite the English name being "Dino", plesiosaurs are not actually dinosaurs; they are marine reptiles.
  • The Pokémon revived from the Fossilized Dino have 10 extra points in their Special Attack and Special Defense stats, and 20 fewer points in Speed, compared to their counterparts revived from the Fossilized Drake.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 化石海獸 Fasehk Hóisau
Mandarin 化石海獸 / 化石海兽 Huàshí Hǎishòu
France Flag.png French Fossile Aileron
Germany Flag.png German Paddelfossil
Italy Flag.png Italian Plesiofossile
South Korea Flag.png Korean 화석긴목 Hwaseok Ginmok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Plesiofósil

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