Fossilized Bird

The Fossilized Bird (Japanese: カセキのトリ Fossilized Bird) is a Fossil introduced in Generation VIII. It is the counterpart of the Fossilized Fish.

Fossilized Bird
Fossilized Bird
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Fossilized Bird
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Treasures SwSh pocket icon.png Treasures

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
SwSh N/A  2,500


Passive effect

If brought to one of the following locations alongside a Fossilized Drake or Fossilized Dino, the Fossilized Bird can be regenerated into a Dracozolt or Arctozolt, respectively.

Games Location
SwSh Revival Machine on Route 6


Games Description
SwSh The fossil of an ancient Pokémon that once soared through the sky. What it looked like is a mystery.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SwSh Stow-on-SideSw, Dusty BowlSw Bridge Field (Digging Duo)

In the anime

A Fossilized Bird in the anime

A Fossilized Bird appeared in A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, where Ash, Goh, and Chloe helped Cara Liss and Bray Zenn to dig it up in the Wild Area. It was later combined with a Fossilized Dino and restored into an Arctozolt.

In the manga

Galar Fossils in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

A Fossilized Bird appeared in PASS39, where Marnie was shown to discovered one for Cara Liss. Combined with the Fossilized Drake that Marnie had also found, Cara Liss was able to restore it into a Dracozolt.

In the TCG

Fossilized Bird in the TCG
Main article: Rare Fossil (Darkness Ablaze 167)

A Fossilized Bird is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game on the Rare Fossil Item card included in the Darkness Ablaze expansion, first released in the Japanese Infinity Zone expansion. Although it is a Trainer card, it is played as if it were a Colorless-type Basic Pokémon, meaning the player's opponent takes a Prize card when it is Knocked Out. However, Rare Fossil can't be affected by any Special Conditions, can't retreat, and the player may choose to discard it at any time during their turn. It can evolve into any of the Generation VIII Fossil Pokémon: Dracozolt, Arctozolt, Dracovish, or Arctovish.

This card's effect is similar to that of Mysterious Fossil and Unidentified Fossil.


  • The Pokémon revived from the Fossilized Bird have 10 extra points in their Attack and Special Attack Stats, and 10 fewer points in their Defense and Special Defense stats, compared to their counterparts revived from the Fossilized Fish.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 化石鳥 Fasehk Níuh
Mandarin 化石鳥 / 化石鸟 Huàshí Niǎo
  French Fossile Oiseau
  German Vogelfossil
  Italian Ornitofossile
  Korean 화석새 Hwaseok Sae
  Spanish Ornitofósil

Pokémon Fossils
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