Kabutops (Pokémon)

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0140MS.png #0140: Kabuto
Pokémon
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Kabutops
Shellfish Pokémon
カブトプス
Kabutops
#0141
Kabutops



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Water
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Battle Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
30 cycles
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Kabutops
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
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Kabutops
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
201
Gen. I-III
199
IV
173
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Kabutops
0
HP
2
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
Body06.png
Footprint
F0141.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Kabutops (Japanese: カブトプス Kabutops) is a dual-type Rock/Water Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Kabuto starting at level 40, after it is revived from a Dome Fossil.

Biology

Kabutops is a bipedal prehistoric arthropod Pokémon with a skeletal, well-armored build. It has a flat, half-circular head with a point on each side and two small eyes on the front. It is mostly brown, except for its light gray chest and abdomen. There is a ridge down its back with three flat spines on either side and it has a flat, pointed tail. Instead of hands, its forearms have large, sharp, gray scythes. Its thin legs are brown lead to small feet with two large gray claws.

Before it went extinct, Kabutops was in the process of evolving into a land dweller as evident by changes in its gills and legs. This change is thought to be due to its prey moving onto land as well. In its ocean home Kabutops could tuck up its limbs to help it swim extremely fast, up to roughly 29 knots. It used its sharp scythes to slice enemies and drink their internal fluids. Any leftovers left behind by Kabutops are consumed by other Pokémon. It is unknown what led to Kabutops's extinction.

Evolution

Kabutops evolves from Kabuto.

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

0140Kabuto.png
Unevolved
Kabuto
 Rock  Water 

0141Kabutops.png
First evolution
Kabutops
 Rock  Water 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#141
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains the body fluids.
Blue
Yellow A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.
Stadium Swims very quickly. It tears at its foe with sickle-like forelegs and drains the foe's body fluids entirely.
Generation II Johto
#223
Gold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Silver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient Pokémon rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Crystal It was able to swim quickly through the water by compactly folding up its razor-sharp sickles.
Stadium 2 In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#141
Ruby Kabutops swam underwater to hunt for its prey in ancient times. The Pokémon was apparently evolving from being a water-dweller to living on land as evident from the beginnings of change in its gills and legs.
Sapphire
Emerald Kabutops once swam underwater to hunt for prey. It was apparently evolving from being a water dweller to living on land as evident from changes in its gills and legs.
FireRed It swims freely through water. It catches prey with its scythe-like arms and drains the victim's fluids.
LeafGreen Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains their fluids.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#228
Diamond It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
SoulSilver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient Pokémon rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
White
Black 2 It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Y A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.
Omega Ruby Kabutops swam underwater to hunt for its prey in ancient times. The Pokémon was apparently evolving from being a water-dweller to living on land as evident from the beginnings of change in its gills and legs.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
 US  UM : #230
Kanto
#141
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun and Moon.
Ultra Sun Its body had begun to change so it could function on land. But it didn't adapt in time and went extinct.
Ultra Moon It swims at speeds of roughly 29 knots, quickly closing in on its prey and slashing into them with its scythes to finish them off.
Let's Go Pikachu A slim and fast swimmer. It sliced its prey with its sharp sickles and drank the body fluids.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #126
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Kabutops slices its prey apart and sucks out the fluids. The discarded body parts become food for other Pokémon.
Shield The cause behind the extinction of this species is unknown. Kabutops were aggressive Pokémon that inhabited warm seas.
Brilliant Diamond It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Pokédex Image Kabutops USUM.png
Kabutops in the Alola PokédexUSUM

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Kabuto
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Kabuto
Yellow
Evolve Kabuto
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule
Crystal
Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Kabuto
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Kabuto
Platinum
Evolve Kabuto
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Evolve Kabuto
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Kabuto
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Kabuto
Generation VI
X
Trade
Y
Evolve Kabuto
Omega Ruby
Evolve Kabuto
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Kabuto
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Kabuto
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Shield Expansion Pass
Roaring-Sea Caves (Wanderer)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Kabuto
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Kabuto
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 10, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Kabuto
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (1F-19F)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode A & S)
Ranger: GS
Dangerous Cliff, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater (post-ending)
Rumble U
Entranceway: A Fateful Showdown!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Th
Rumble World
Dark Land: Murky Cavern (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Stormy Sea (24F-34F), Silver Trench (25F-34F), Grand Sea (24F-29F)
Fainted Pokémon: Mt. Faraway
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Kabutops Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Second release)
Masters EX
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & KabutoEgg


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
495
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 70.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/19 ★★


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 ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Kabutops is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+ and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
1515 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
2020 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
2525 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
3030 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3535 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
4343 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4949 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
5656 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
6363 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
7070 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM08
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM69
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM73
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM83
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM83 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
TR00
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03
Bag TR Water Sprite.png
TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04
Bag TR Water Sprite.png
TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png
TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR16
Bag TR Water Sprite.png
TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR18
Bag TR Bug Sprite.png
TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR39
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png
TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR46
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR60
Bag TR Bug Sprite.png
TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR67
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75
Bag TR Rock Sprite.png
TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76
Bag TR Rock Sprite.png
TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR84
Bag TR Water Sprite.png
TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98
Bag TR Water Sprite.png
TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM07
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM13
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM19
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM28
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM31
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM37
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM39
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM49
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM49 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM55
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM58
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM68
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM75
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM76
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM81
Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM82
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM95
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM98
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
TM99
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM99 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Shellder
Cloyster
Remoraid
Octillery
Spheal
Sealeo
Walrein
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
Poliwag
Poliwhirl
Poliwrath
Politoed
Tentacool
Tentacruel
Krabby
Kingler
Horsea
Seadra
Kingdra
Marill
Azumarill
Corsola
Remoraid
Octillery
Mantine
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo
Corphish
Crawdaunt
Tympole
Palpitoad
Seismitoad
Popplio
Brionne
Primarina
Dewpider
Araquanid
Pincurchin
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
Lapras
Lileep
Cradily
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Krabby
Kingler
Corsola
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo
Feebas
Milotic
Relicanth
Tympole
Palpitoad
Seismitoad
Stunfisk
Stunfisk
Clauncher
Clawitzer
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Lombre
Ludicolo
Corphish
Crawdaunt
Skorupi
Drapion
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo
Lileep
Cradily
Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
Mantine
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Relicanth
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kabutops in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kabutops in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeelDewgongShellderCloysterRemoraidOctillerySphealSealeoWalrein
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotadLombreLudicoloSurskitMasquerainCorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
LaprasMantineLileepCradily
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
KrabbyKinglerTotodileCroconawFeraligatrCorsolaLotadLombreLudicoloFeebasMiloticRelicanth
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SeelDewgong
Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
LombreLudicoloCorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
LotadLombreLudicoloLileepCradily
Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedKrabbyKinglerOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampert
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
SquirtleWartortleBlastoise
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
PsyduckGolduckTentacoolTentacruelTotodileCroconawFeraligatrMudkipMarshtompSwampertHuntail
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
SeelDewgongMantineMudkipMarshtompSwampertRelicanthBidoofBibarel
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kabutops in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kabutops in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Foresight × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 090}}90% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Wring Out × Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
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Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
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Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm thirsty... Find me some prey!
26%-50% HP Aww... My health is cut in half so soon?
1%-25% HP I fear the worst... I can't begin to wave my scythes...
Level up There! I leveled! My scythes gained sharper edges!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 141.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
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Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle
Connected to: Oddish, Scyther
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal Watch me attack with my awesome sickles!
Low HP (< 50%) This wasn't supposed to go like this…
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
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Rock
Field move:
(present)
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(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
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Rock
Field move:
(past)
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(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-272/N-116
It triggers rockfalls to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush141Body.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Rock
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#476
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Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO141.png Base HP: 155 Base Attack: 220 Base Defense: 186
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Rock Smash*, Waterfall*, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Water Pulse, Stone Edge

Evolution data

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Unevolved
Kabuto
 Rock  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 40
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First evolution
Kabutops
 Rock  Water 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
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Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 141.png Spr b 2g 141.png Spr 2s 141.png Spr b 2s 141.png Spr 2c 141.png Spr b 2c 141.png
Spr 2g 141 s.png Spr b 2g 141 s.png Spr 2s 141 s.png Spr b 2s 141 s.png Spr 2c 141 s.png Spr b 2c 141 s.png
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 141 s.png Spr b 3r 141 s.png Spr 3e 141 s.png Spr b 3e 141 s.png Spr 3f 141 s.png Spr b 3f 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 141.png Spr b 4d 141.png Spr 4p 141.png Spr b 4p 141.png Spr 4h 141.png Spr b 4h 141.png
Spr 4d 141 s.png Spr b 4d 141 s.png Spr 4p 141 s.png Spr b 4p 141 s.png Spr 4h 141 s.png Spr b 4h 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 141 s.png Spr b 5b 141 s.png Spr 5b2 141 s.png Spr b 5b2 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6o 141.png
Spr b 6o 141.png
Spr 6x 141 s.png
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Spr 6o 141 s.png
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Spr 7s 141.png
Spr b 7s 141.png
Spr 7s 141 s.png
Spr b 7s 141 s.png
Spr 7s 141 s.png
Spr b 7s 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 141.png
Spr 7p 141 s.png
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0141.png HOME0141 s.png
141MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Kabutops images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Kabutops in the anime
A Kabutops Fossil in the anime

Major appearances

In Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, multiple Kabutops were among the Fossil Pokémon that were awakened by a dynamite explosion in Grampa Canyon.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, a giant Kabutops was resurrected from a fossil alongside an Aerodactyl by Annie and Oakley. In the English dub, they were used by an evil Trainer to torment the civilians of Alto Mare but drowned when a Latios brought water to the city. After being resurrected, it was sent to chase after Ash and Latias. Its resurrected look had blank, yellow-tinted eyes with no pupils and a thick black outline.

In Wild in the Streets!, a Kabutops escaped the Oreburgh Mining Museum with the help of a rampaging Aerodactyl. It was briefly captured by Team Rocket, but it was then recalled back into its Poké Ball.

In Dealing With Defensive Types!, a Kabutops thwarted Team Rocket's attempt to steal Fossils from the Canalave Gym.

Minor appearances

In Island of the Giant Pokémon, a mechanical Kabutops was a part of Pokémon Land.

A Kabutops appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Kabutops Fossil appeared in Fossil Fools.

A Kabutops appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, Dr. Yung used a Mirage Kabutops.

A Kabutops appeared in a fantasy in A Gruff Act to Follow!.

A Kabutops appeared in Restore and Renew!.

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

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP046 Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, and Kabutops Ash's Pokédex Omanyte and Omastar, Kabuto and Kabutops. It is believed these Pokémon became extinct tens of thousands of years ago. The detail of their behavior is shrouded in mystery. Though some have speculated that they may still exist, none of these Pokémon have ever been seen alive.

Pokémon Origins

Kabutops in Pokémon Origins

In File 3: Giovanni, Red used a Kabutops during his Gym battle against Giovanni.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In The Gathering of Stars, a silhouetted Kabutops was in the Crown Tundra.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Kabutops debuted in Just a Spearow Carrier, under the ownership of a Trainer competing in the Indigo League tournament. It battled Red's Poliwrath, Poli, but was quickly defeated.

In Capital Kabutops, Brock was revealed to have a Kabutops in his team. He explained that he met Kabutops as a Kabuto at the Pewter Museum of Science when Pewter City was invaded during the Yellow arc, and had since then become a powerful fighter, employing ancient attacks. It briefly battled Jasmine's Ampharos, Amphy, at the Gym Leader tournament at Indigo Plateau, but both Trainers soon swapped their Pokémon.

In Colress Machine, Blake was revealed to own a Kabutops, nicknamed Kabutott.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Kabutops appeared as a silhouette in Let's Aim For The Goal!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Kabutops appeared in Big Rampage at the Safari Zone!?, where it evolved from a Kabuto.

A Kabutops appeared in Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!.

A Kabutops appeared in The Legendary Moltres Appears!!.

A Kabutops appeared in The Ancient Pokémon Discovery!.

In the TCG

Main article: Kabutops (TCG)


Skeletal sprites

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Image from
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Image from
Red and Blue
Image from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Kabutops was originally known as "Lantis". This is derived from the word "Atlantis".
  • The radio drama The Birth of Mewtwo contains an announcement about Kabutops's discovery by a Pokémon academic circle, where it is believed to be the oldest Pokémon discovered and said to have retained its original form since 2 million years ago.
  • Kabutops has a scientific name, Kabutops maximus, which was stated in Fossil Fools. The only other Pokémon with a known scientific name is Oddish, with Oddium Wanderus. The name Kabutops maximus does have real meaning; when translated, it means "the largest kabuto-face", referring to the size and shape of Kabutops's head.
  • Kabutops and its pre-evolved form share their category name with Blastoise. They are all known as the Shellfish Pokémon.

Origin

Similar to how Kabuto is based on horseshoe crabs, Kabutops resembles eurypterids, prehistoric arthropods that hunted in seas and rivers and are believed to have been related to modern horseshoe crabs. The large head is also identical to the cephalon in trilobites and the spines down the back resemble their thoracic sections, though the scythes and predatory nature closely resemble eurypterids more. Because of the cross-similarities, it may also be based on the Cheirurus genus of trilobites.

Name origin

Kabutops may be derived from 兜蝦 kabutoebi (Triops), 兜 kabuto (helmet), Triops and -ops (common suffix in names of prehistoric animals derived from the Ancient Greek word for face).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カブトプス Kabutops From 兜蝦 kabutoebi, kabuto, and Triops
France Flag.png French Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 투구푸스 Tooguphus From 투구새우 tugusaeu and triops
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鐮刀盔 / 镰刀盔 Liándāokuī From 鐮刀 / 镰刀 liándāo and kuī
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鐮刀盔 Fasehkkwāi*
鐮刀蟲 Lìhmdōuchùhng*
From 鐮刀 lìhmdōu and kwāi
From 鐮刀 lìhmdōu and chùhng


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