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The Armor Fossil (Japanese: たてのカセキ Shield Fossil) is a fossil that, when resurrected, becomes Shieldon.
In the Games
Exclusive to Pokémon Pearl, the Armor Fossil is the only fossil available until the player receives the National Pokedéx. They can rarely be found in the Underground through mining, and can be revived at the Oreburgh Mining Museum to form the Pokémon Shieldon. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Armor Fossil is made available by using Rock Smash. Similarly to the method employed in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the player can take the fossil to the Pewter Museum to revive it into Shieldon. In Pokémon Black and White, the Armor Fossil is able to be received by talking to a miner in Twist Mountain, whom distributes a different fossil to passers-by daily. The Armor Fossil can be revived in the Unova region by taking it to the museum in Nacrene City.