Anorith is based on an ancient ocean-dwelling creature from the pre-cambrian era called anomalocaris. It uses the fins on its back to propel itself through the seas. It has one pair of large eyes, and a pair of claws that eventually would become a Claw Fossil found in the Hoenn region. Small eyes also appear to stick out of its face.
Anorith has the abilities Swift Swim and Battle Armor. Battle Armor prevents Anorith from gaining critical hits while Swift Swim increases Anorith's speed when in rain. They are known to live in the prehistoric times of the Pokémon era and they grab their prey on the sea floor with their sharp claws.
In the anime
Anorith appears in the anime episode AG102: Where's Armaldo? where it, along with other prehistoric Pokémon, were being studied. Many Anorith appear in DP017: Wild in the Streets where they were resurrected by scientists.
Anorith evolves into Armaldo at level 40.
|Ruby/Sapphire||Revive from Claw Fossil||One|
|Emerald||Revive from Claw Fossil||One|
|Diamond/Pearl||Revive from Claw Fossil||One|
|Platinum||Revive from Claw Fossil||One|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Revive from Claw Fossil (HeartGold only)||One|
|Black/White||Revive from Claw Fossil||One|
Side game locations
|Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire||Ocean|
|Pokémon Trozei!||Endless Level 47, 69, Forever Level 8, Mr. Who's Den|
|Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team||Stormy Sea (9-17F), Silver Trench (14-23F), Grand Sea (14-23F), Far-off Sea (14-23F), Marvelous Sea (14-20BF), Fantasy Strait (14-23BF)|
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness||Drenched Bluff (1-6BF)|
|Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs||Oblivia Ruins, Ice Temple|
Its name may be a combination of Anomalocaris, an ancient ocean dweller resembling a shrimp, the creature that this Pokémon is based on, and lith, Latin for stone.
- Despite being based on water creatures, Anorith is not a Armaldo. -type. Anorith shares this trait with its evolution,
- Anorith and Armaldo are the only two Pokémon that are -types with genders that are not in the Bug-egg group.
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- Serebii.net Pokédex data
- Legendary Pokémon data
- The Pokémon Database
- Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
- Psypokes Psydex data