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Omastar #139: Omastar
Pokémon
#141: Kabutops Kabutops
Kabuto
Shellfish Pokémon
カブト
Kabuto
#140
Kabuto



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Water
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Battle Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Kabuto
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
25.4 lbs. 11.5 kg
Kabuto
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
119
Gen. I-III
99
IV
71
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Kabuto
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F140.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Kabuto (Japanese: カブト Kabuto) is a dual-type Rock/Water Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It is resurrected from a Dome Fossil and evolves into Kabutops starting at level 40.

Contents

Biology

Kabuto is a small Pokémon resembling a horseshoe crab. It is mostly flat with a protective, brown shell covering its body. There are two small, black eyes on top of its shell, which it uses for sight when it hides on the ocean floor. Underneath the shell is a black space that hides the structure of its main body. Only its four short, yellow legs and a second pair of luminescent red eyes are visible on its underside. In its original time, Kabuto was prominently found on beaches, likely aided by its fast and powerful swimming ability. While it is commonly believed to be extinct, isolated populations of Kabuto have been found to be unchanged for 300 million years.

In the anime

Kabuto in the anime

Major appearances

In Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, two Kabuto were among the pack of Fossil Pokémon that attacked Ash and Team Rocket until they were scared off by an Aerodactyl.

In Shell Shock!, Umberto warned that an island full of Kabuto Fossils would sink once the moon cast a red glow. His warnings turned out to be correct, as the Kabuto came to life and the island collapsed without the structural support they provided.

In Dealing With Defensive Types!, a Kabuto caught Team Rocket trying to steal food from the Canalave Gym kitchen. It used Aqua Jet to send them blasting off.

Minor appearances

A Kabuto appeared in a fantasy in A Ruin with a View.

A Kabuto appeared in a fantasy in Where's Armaldo?.

A Kabuto appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Mirage Kabuto appeared in a flashback in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

In Wild in the Streets!, a Kabuto was in a habitat specifically created for revived Fossil Pokémon.

In A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, a Kabuto Fossil was an exhibit in the Nacrene City Museum.

A Kabuto Fossil appeared in Coming Back into the Cold!.

Two Kabuto appeared in The Tiny Caretaker!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP046 Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, and Kabutops Ash's Pokédex Omanyte and Omastar, Kabuto and Kabutops. It is believed these Pokémon became extinct tens of thousands of years ago. The details of their behavior is shrouded in mystery. Though some have speculated that they may still exist, none of these Pokémon have ever been seen alive.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP089 Kabuto Ash's Pokédex Kabuto, the Ancient Pokémon. Though this Pokémon is now believed to be extinct, it had a hard shell that protected its body and is believed to have been a powerful swimmer.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Striking Golduck, Brock rescued the employees of the Pewter City Museum and got a Kabuto as thanks. It eventually evolved into a Kabutops prior to the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In Big Rampage at the Safari Zone!?, a Kabuto evolved into a Kabutops.

A Kabuto appeared in Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!.

A Kabuto appeared in The Ancient Pokémon Discovery!.

In the TCG

Main article: Kabuto (TCG)

In the TFG

One Kabuto figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#140
Red A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor eons ago.
Blue
Yellow A Pokémon that was recovered from a fossil. It uses the eyes on its back while hiding on the sea floor.
Stadium A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil found in an ancient seabed. Unable to right itself if it is flipped over.
Generation II Johto
#222
Gold On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
Silver This Pokémon lived in ancient times. On rare occasions, it has been discovered as a living fossil.
Crystal Three hundred million years ago, it hid on the sea floor. It also has eyes on its back that glow.
Stadium 2 On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#140
Ruby Kabuto is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The Pokémon has not changed at all for 300 million years.
Sapphire
Emerald It is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in rare cases, living examples have been discovered. Kabuto have not changed for 300 million years.
FireRed This Pokémon was regenerated from the fossil of an ancient creature. It protects itself with a hard shell.
LeafGreen A Pokémon that was regenerated from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor long ago.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#227
Diamond It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
SoulSilver This Pokémon lived in ancient times. On rare occasions, it has been discovered as a living fossil.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
White
Black 2 It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
Y This Pokémon was regenerated from the fossil of an ancient creature. It protects itself with a hard shell.
Omega Ruby Kabuto is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The Pokémon has not changed at all for 300 million years.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #229
Kanto
#140
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun and Moon.
Ultra Sun This Pokémon thrived 300 million years ago. It's said that living specimens can still be seen in a certain region—a rare sight.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon became extinct everywhere, except in a few areas. It protects itself with its hard shell.
Let's Go Pikachu A Pokémon that was recovered from a fossil. It used the eyes on its back while hiding on the seafloor.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Blue (Japan)
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Yellow
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
Platinum
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
HeartGold
Trade
Receive Dome Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
SoulSilver
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pewter Museum of Science in Pewter City
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X
Trade
Receive Dome Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Y
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
Omega Ruby
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Receive Dome Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Receive Dome Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Cinnabar Lab on Cinnabar Island
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Cinnabar Island
Stadium
Gym Leader Castle
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 31, Endless Level 55, Forever Level 15, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (5F-13F), Grand Sea (5F-13F), Fantasy Strait (B5-B13)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Beach Cave (B1-B4), Marine Resort (B1-B19), Final Maze (B1-B48)
MD Sky
Beach Cave (B1-B4), Marine Resort (B1-B19), Final Maze (B1-B48)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode A)
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater
Rumble U
Entranceway: A Fateful Showdown!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 332
Rumble World
Dark Land: Murky Cavern (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Rock Throw Kabuto English United States 5 February 21 to 27, 2003
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Kabuto Japanese Japan 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto Japanese hide 20 April 30, 1999 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto English hide 20 February 29, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto French hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto German hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto Italian hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto Spanish hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Stadium* Normal Box (100%)* Gorgeous Box (100%)*
Events* Chople Berry Chople Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
30
90 - 137 170 - 264
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
355
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 45.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Kabuto's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin140.png Pinani140.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani140.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can't keep up with the latest fashions, but I'll do my best!
26%-50% HP Uh-oh... I'm down to half my HP.
1%-25% HP I can't go on... I have no strength left...
Level up Yes, I did it! Leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 140.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(present)
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-271/N-115
It triggers rockfalls to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush140Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 41
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT140.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#475
Shuffle140.png

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO140.png Base Stamina: 102 Base Attack: 148 Base Defense: 140
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Kabuto Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Aqua Jet, Rock Tomb

Evolution

140Kabuto.png
Unevolved
Kabuto
 Rock  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 40
141Kabutops.png
First evolution
Kabutops
 Rock  Water 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 140.png Spr b g1 140.png Spr 1y 140.png Spr b g1 140.png Spr 1g 140.png Spr b g1 140.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 140.png Spr b 2g 140.png Spr 2s 140.png Spr b 2g 140.png Spr 2c 140.png Spr b 2c 140.png
Spr 2g 140 s.png Spr b 2g 140 s.png Spr 2s 140 s.png Spr b 2g 140 s.png Spr 2c 140 s.png Spr b 2g 140 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 140.png Spr b 3r 140.png Spr 3e 140.png Spr b 3r 140.png Spr 3f 140.png Spr b 3f 140.png
Spr 3r 140 s.png Spr b 3r 140 s.png Spr 3e 140 s.png Spr b 3r 140 s.png Spr 3f 140 s.png Spr b 3r 140 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 140.png Spr b 4d 140.png Spr 4d 140.png Spr b 4p 140.png Spr 4h 140.png Spr b 4h 140.png
Spr 4d 140 s.png Spr b 4d 140 s.png Spr 4d 140 s.png Spr b 4p 140 s.png Spr 4h 140 s.png Spr b 4h 140 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 140.png Spr b 5b 140.png Spr 5b 140.png Spr b 5b 140.png
Spr 5b 140 s.png Spr b 5b 140 s.png Spr 5b 140 s.png Spr b 5b 140 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 140.png Spr b 6x 140.png Spr 6x 140.png Spr b 6x 140.png
Spr 6x 140 s.png Spr b 6x 140 s.png Spr 6x 140 s.png Spr b 6x 140 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 140.png Spr b 7s 140.png Spr 7s 140.png Spr b 7s 140.png
Spr 7s 140 s.png Spr b 7s 140 s.png Spr 7s 140 s.png Spr b 7s 140 s.png
Front Back Front Back
140MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Kabuto images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Kabuto's design consists of a mix of trilobite and the still-living (but considered a living fossil) horseshoe crab.

Name origin

Kabuto is derived from 兜蟹 kabutogani (horseshoe crab). 兜 Kabuto is also the Japanese word for helmet, specifically the traditional helmets samurai wear.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カブト Kabuto From 兜蟹 kabutogani
France Flag.png French Kabuto Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kabuto Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Kabuto Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Kabuto Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 투구 Toogu A shortening of 투구게 tuguge. Note that 투구 tugu means "helmet."
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 萬年蟲 Maahnnìhnchùhng Literally "Ten-thousand year bug"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 化石盔 Huàshíkuī Literally "Fossil helmet"


Related articles

External links

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Pokémon
#141: Kabutops Kabutops


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