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|name=Cranidos
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|jname=ズガイドス Zugaidosu
|jname=(ズガイドス ''Zugaidosu'')
 
|image=408Cranidos.png
 
 
|ndex=408
 
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|evofrom=[[Skull Fossil]]
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|atk=125
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|species=Head Butt Pokémon
|def=40
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|type=Rock
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|sdef=30
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|imheight=2'11"
|spd=58
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|metweight=31.5 kg
|total=350
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|imweight=69.4 lbs.
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|ability=[[Mold Breaker]]
|type={{Type|Rock}}
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|dw=Sheer Force
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|body=06
|weight=<span class="explain" title="31.5kg">69.4 lbs.</span>
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|egg1=Monster
|ability=[[Mold Breaker]]<br>[[Sheer Force]] (Dream World)
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|color=Blue
|color=<span style="color:blue;">'''Blue'''</span>
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|male=87.5
|gender=<span class="female">12.5% ♀</span>/<span class="male">87.5% ♂</span>
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|evo=[[File:408.png]][[File:409.png|link=Rampardos]]}}
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'''Cranidos''' (Japanese: '''ズガイドス''' ''Zugaidosu'') is a {{Type|Rock}}-type [[Pokémon]] and a [[Fossil Pokémon]], revived from the [[Skull Fossil]].
 
'''Cranidos''' (Japanese: '''ズガイドス''' ''Zugaidosu'') is a {{Type|Rock}}-type [[Pokémon]] and a [[Fossil Pokémon]], able to be revived from the [[Skull Fossil]].
 
 
==Appearance==
 
   
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==Biology==
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===Physiology===
 
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.
 
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==
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===Special abilities===
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[[File:CranidosHeadbutt.jpg|thumb|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.
[[Image:CranidosHeadbutt.jpg|thumb|left|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==
 
 
[[Image:CranidosVs.Pikachu.jpg|thumb|left|160px|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 Ketchum|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==
 
==Evolution==
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==Game Info==
 
==Game Info==
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===Pokédex Entries===
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{{Pokédexentries
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|type={{Rock}}
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|gen=IV
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|diamond=It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is hard as iron.
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|pearl=It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its head butts.
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|platinum=A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
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|heartgold=Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by [[Headbutt|headbutting]] one another.
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|soulsilver=Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by [[Headbutt|headbutting]] one another.
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|black=A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
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|white=A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
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|black 2=A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
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|white 2=A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
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|x=It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
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|y=A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.}}
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===Locations===
 
===Locations===
{{Game Locations|
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{{Game Locations
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|type={{Rock}}
pokemon=Cranidos|
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|diamondpearl=Revive from [[Skull Fossil]] (<span style="color:lightblue;">Diamond Only</span>)
diamondpearl=Revive from [[Skull Fossil]] (<span style="color:lightblue;">Diamond Only</span>)|
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|dprarity=Fossil
dprarity=Fossil|
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|platinum=Revive from [[Skull Fossil]]
platinum=Revive from [[Skull Fossil]]|
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|ptrarity=Fossil
ptrarity=Fossil|
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|heartgoldsoulsilver=Revive from [[Skull Fossil]]
heartgoldsoulsilver=Revive from [[Skull Fossil]]|
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|hgssrarity=Fossil
hgssrarity=Fossil|
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|blackwhite=Revive from [[Skull Fossil]]
blackwhite=Revive from [[Skull Fossil]]|
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|bwrarity=Fossil}}
bwrarity=Fossil
 
}}
 
   
 
====Side Game Locations====
 
====Side Game Locations====
{{Side Game Locations|
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{{Side Game Locations
backcolor={{Rock}}|
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|type={{Rock}}
Pokemon=Cranidos|
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|PMD2=[[Crystal Cave]] (B5F-B9F)
PMD2=[[Crystal Cave]] (B5F-B9F)|
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|Ranger2=[[Vien Forest]]
Ranger2=[[Vien Forest]]|
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|Rumble=Fiery Furnace}}
Rumble=Fiery Furnace|
 
}}
 
   
===Pokédex Entries===
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===Stats===
{{GenIVPokédex|
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{{Stats
backcolor={{Rock}}|
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|type = rock
name=Cranidos|
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|HP = 67
diamond=It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is hard as iron.|
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|Attack = 125
pearl=It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its head butts.|
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|Defense = 40
platinum=A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.|
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|SpAtk = 30
heartgold=Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by [[Headbutt|headbutting]] one another.|
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|SpDef = 30
soulsilver=Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by [[Headbutt|headbutting]] one another.|
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|Speed = 58}}
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.|
 
|black2= A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
 
|white2= A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
 
}}
 
   
==Known Trainers With a Cranidos==
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===Sprites===
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{{GenIVPokéSprites
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|type= {{Rock}}
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|dpspr=DP 408 front.png
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|dpsprs=
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|ptspr=Pt 408 front.png
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|ptsprs=
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|hgssspr=Pt 408 front.png
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|hgsssprs=
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|IVback=
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|IVbacks=
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|bwspr=Cranidos BW.gif
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|bwsprs=
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|Vback=
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|Vbacks=
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|xyspr=Cranidos XY.gif
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|xysprs=
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|VIback=
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|VIbacks=}}
   
*[[Roark]]
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==Appearances==
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===Anime===
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[[File:CranidosVs.Pikachu.jpg|thumb|160px|Roark's Cranidos battling 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 Ketchum|Ash]] in ''A Gruff Act to Follow''.
   
==Origins==
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During a battle with [[Team Rocket]], in the episode ''[[DP017: Wild In The Streets!|Wild in the Streets!]]'', [[Roark]]'s [[Cranidos]] evolved into a [[Rampardos]].
 
[[Image:Stygimoloch.jpg|thumb|right|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.
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
 
*Cranidos, despite its head being its greatest asset, it could not learn [[Iron Head]] until [[Pokémon Platinum]], and cannot learn [[Skull Bash]]. It also can't have the ability [[Rock Head]].
 
*Cranidos, despite its head being its greatest asset, it could not learn [[Iron Head]] until [[Pokémon Platinum]], and cannot learn [[Skull Bash]]. It also can't have the ability [[Rock Head]].
 
*Cranidos is the first fossil [[Pokémon]] not to have two types.
 
*Cranidos is the first fossil [[Pokémon]] not to have two types.
 
*Cranidos and [[Shieldon]] evolve at Level 30, the earliest of any fossil [[Pokémon]].
 
*Cranidos and [[Shieldon]] evolve at Level 30, the earliest of any fossil [[Pokémon]].
   
{{References|cranidos|408}}
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===Origins===
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[[File:Stygimoloch.jpg|thumb|A Pachycephalosaurus.]] Cranidos's appearance is very similar to the Pachycephalosaurus dinosaur, and is the basis of this Pokémon's looks and abilities.
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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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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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408Cranidos_DP_anime.png
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408Cranidos_Dream.png
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408Cranidos_Pokemon_Ranger_Guardian_Signs.png
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408Cranidos_Pokemon_Ranger_Shadows_of_Almia.png
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408Cranidos_Pokémon_PokéPark.jpg
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</gallery>
   
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[[Category:Fossil Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Monster group Pokémon]]
 
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[[Category:Light Pokémon]]

Latest revision as of 03:50, May 4, 2016

Type(s)
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
Shape Footprint
Shape06
F408
Cry

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

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

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 abilitiesEdit

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.

EvolutionEdit

Cranidos evolves into Rampardos, once it reaches level 30.

Game InfoEdit

Pokédex EntriesEdit

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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


LocationsEdit

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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 LocationsEdit

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


StatsEdit

Stats
HP: 67
Attack: 125
Defense: 40
Sp.Atk: 30
Sp.Def: 30
Speed: 58
Total: 350


SpritesEdit

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 408 front Pt 408 front Pt 408 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Cranidos BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Cranidos XY

AppearancesEdit

AnimeEdit

CranidosVs.Pikachu

Roark's Cranidos battling 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.

TriviaEdit

OriginsEdit

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.

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit

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