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Type(s)
Type Rock  Type Water
Species Spiral Pokémon
Abilities Swift Swim
Shell Armor
Pokédex
Porygon ← 138 → Omastar
Kanto 138 Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Omastar
Omanyte
138
オムナイト Omunaito
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
138139
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
16.5 lbs 7.5kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Blue Water 1
Water 3
Body Style Footprint
Body10
F138
Cry

Omanyte (Japanese: オムナイト Omunaito) is a Rock/Water-type Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation I that can only be obtained by resurrecting it from a Helix Fossil.

Biology

Physiology

Omanyte is a snail-like Pokémon that died out millions of years ago. It has many tentacles, which it used to crawl along the muddy seafloor. It has two large eyes that just stick out under its curvy shell. It is based on the ancient sea-creatures Ammonites.

Special abilities

Omanyte has the abilities Swift Swim and Shell Armor. Swift Swim allows Omanyte's speed to increase when in the rain while Shell Armor protects Omanyte against Critical Hits.

Evolution

Omanyte evolves into Omastar at level 40.

Game info

Game locations

Omanyte Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Revive from Helix Fossil One
Yellow Revive from Helix Fossil One
Gold/Silver Trade None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Revive from Helix Fossil One
Diamond/ Pearl Revive from Helix Fossil Fossil
Platinum Revive from Helix Fossil Fossil
HeartGold/SoulSilver Revive from Helix Fossil (HeartGold Only) Fossil
Black/White Revive from Helix Fossil Fossil
X/Y Revive from Helix Fossil Fossil


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Although long extinct, in rare cases, it can be genetically resurrected from fossils.
Yellow
An ancient Pokémon that was recovered from a fossil. It swims by cleverly twisting its 10 tentacles about.
Gold
Revived from an ancient fossil, this Pokémon uses air stored in its shell to sink and rise in water.
Silver
This Pokémon from ancient times is said to have navigated the sea by adeptly twisting its 10 tentacles.
Crystal
In prehistoric times, it swam on the sea floor, eating plankton. Its fossils are sometimes found.
Ruby
Omanyte is one of the ancient and long-since-extinct Pokémon that have been regenerated from fossils by people. If attacked by an enemy, it withdraws itself inside its hard shell.
Sapphire
Omanyte is one of the ancient and long-since-extinct Pokémon that have been regenerated from fossils by people. If attacked by an enemy, it withdraws itself inside its hard shell.
Emerald
One of the ancient and long-since-extinct Pokémon that have been regenerated from fossils by humans. If attacked, it withdraws into its hard shell.
FireRed
A prehistoric Pokémon that lived in the primordial sea, it swims by twisting its 10 tentacles about.
LeafGreen
Although long extinct, in rare cases, it can be genetically resurrected from fossils.
Diamond
A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil using modern science. It swam in ancient seas.
Pearl
A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil using modern science. It swam in ancient seas.
Platinum
A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil using modern science. It swam in ancient seas.
HeartGold
Revived from an ancient fossil, this Pokémon uses air stored in its shell to sink and rise in water.
SoulSilver
This Pokémon from ancient times is said to have navigated the sea by adeptly twisting its 10 tentacles.
Black
A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil using modern science. It swam in ancient seas.
White
A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil using modern science. It swam in ancient seas.
Black 2
A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil using modern science. It swam in ancient seas.
White 2
A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil using modern science. It swam in ancient seas.
X
Y
Revived from an ancient fossil, this Pokémon uses air stored in its shell to sink and rise in water.

Trivia

  • Omanyte shares its cry with Machop.
  • If 'Omanyte' is reversed and 'E' letter taken away, Tynamo is the result.

Origins

Omanyte appears to be based on the ammonite, a type of extinct underwater creature.

Sources

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