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[[File:Type Rock/Bug.gif|link=Rock/Bug type]]  
Species Old Shrimp Pokémon
Abilities Battle Armor
Swift Swim (Dream World)
None ← 347 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into [[Armaldo]]
(アノプス Anopusu)
[[Generation III]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Gray>Gray</font>
Shape Footprint

Anorith (Japanese: アノプス Anopusu) is a Rock/Bug-type Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation III that is capable of being revived from the Claw Fossil.


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.

Special abilities

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.

Game info

Game locations

Anorith Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Revive from Claw Fossil One
Emerald Revive from Claw Fossil One
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
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

Anorith Locations
Game(s) Location
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

Pokédex entries



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 Water-type. Anorith shares this trait with its evolution, Armaldo.
  • Anorith and Armaldo are the only two Pokémon that are Bug-types with genders that are not in the Bug-egg group.


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