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Type
Rock  
Species Head Butt Pokémon
Abilities Mold Breaker
Sheer Force (DW)
Pokédex
Roserade ← 408 → Rampardos
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 036
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Rampardos
Cranidos
408
ズガイドス Zugaidosu
408Cranidos
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
408409
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
69.4 lbs. 31.5 kg 2'11" 0.9 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Blue Monster
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F408
Cry

Cranidos (Japanese: ズガイドス Zugaidosu) is a Rock-type Pokémon and a Fossil Pokémon, revived from the Skull Fossil.

Appearance

Cranidos is a short, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon. It is very similar to the real life Pachycephalosaurus, having long hindlimbs and short forelimbs, and also having an extremely thick skull roof. The front of Cranidos' body is largely gray, while it's back and the top of its head are blue. From the sides to the back of its head are four large spikes. Cranidos' most notable feature though, is the large blue dome that is its head that it can use to smash down rocks or trees.

Special Abilities

CranidosHeadbutt

Cranidos' dome-like head gives it great power.

Cranidos is one of three Pokémon to have the ability Mold Breaker. This ability allows Cranidos's moves to strike through any opposing abilities. Cranidos also have incredible leg strength, allowing it to move at great speeds so as to hit its opponent. Cranidos's dome-like head is noted as being as hard as iron, making it capable of even breaking through rock.

In Anime

CranidosVs.Pikachu

Roark's Cranidos battles Ash's Pikachu

Cranidos has had a large role as Gym Leader Roark's key Pokémon. He used it in a battle against Paul in Shapes of Things to Come, and against Ash in A Gruff Act to Follow.

During a battle with Team Rocket, in the episode Wild in the Streets, Roark's Cranidos evolved into a Rampardos.

Evolution

Cranidos evolves into Rampardos, once it reaches level 30.

Game Info

Locations

Cranidos Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Diamond/ Pearl Revive from Skull Fossil (Diamond Only) Fossil
Platinum Revive from Skull Fossil Fossil
HeartGold/SoulSilver Revive from Skull Fossil Fossil
Black/White Revive from Skull Fossil Fossil


Side Game Locations

Cranidos Locations
Game(s) Location
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Crystal Cave (B5F-B9F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Vien Forest
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is hard as iron.
Pearl
It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its head butts.
Platinum
A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
HeartGold
Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.
SoulSilver
Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.
Black
A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
White
A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
Black 2
A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
White 2
A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
X
It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Y
A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.


Known Trainers With a Cranidos

Origins

Stygimoloch

A Pachycephalosaurus.

Cranidos's appearance is very similar to the Pachycephalosaurus dinosaur, and is the basis of this Pokémon's looks and abilities.

Cranidos's name comes from the word cranium referring to its thick skull, while similarly its Japanese name Zugaidos comes from the word zugaikotsu, also meaning cranium.

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