Kabutops (Fossil 9)

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Kabutops LV.30
カブトプス Kabutops
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Kabuto
Card name Kabutops
Type Fighting
Hit Points 60
retreat cost
English expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 9/62
Japanese expansion Mystery of the Fossils
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare
English card no. 24/62
Card GB set Mystery
Card GB ID C33
Card GB 2 set Psychic Battle
Card GB 2 ID D32
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare
English card no. 27/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Kabutops.

Kabutops (Japanese: カブトプス Kabutops) is a Fighting-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Fossil expansion.

Card text

FightingFighting Sharp Sickle
FightingFightingFightingFighting Absorb
Remove a number of damage counters from Kabutops equal to half the damage done to the Defending Pokémon (after applying Weakness and Resistance) (rounded up to the nearest 10). If Kabutops has fewer damage counters than that, remove all of them.

Pokédex data

Kabutops - Shellfish Pokémon
No. Height Weight
141 4'3" (1.3 m) 89 lbs. (40.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains the body fluids.

Release information

This card was included in the Fossil expansion as both a Holofoil and Non Holofoil card, first released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion as a Holofoil card. The Non Holofoil print was later reprinted in the Legendary Collection expansion.


Although this Pokémon is level 30, Kabuto does not evolve into Kabutops until level 40.


Absorb is a move in the Pokémon games that Kabutops can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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