Cranidos (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cranidos (disambiguation).
Cranidos
Head Butt Pokémon
ズガイドス
Zugaidos
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Cranidos



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Mold Breaker Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Cranidos
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Weight
69.4 lbs. 31.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
99
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
70
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
Cranidos
0
HP
1
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
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Cranidos (Japanese: ズガイドス Zugaidos) is a Rock-type Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It is resurrected from a Skull Fossil and evolves into Rampardos starting at level 30.

Biology

Cranidos is a gray, dinosaur-like Pokémon resembling the Pachycephalosaurus. It has a hooked beak, red irises, and a hard, blue, dome-shaped head with four spikes on its back. It has stubby arms with three claws; despite the stubbiness, it can attack with them. The back half of its body has a large, spiky pattern of blue and it has a short tail. It has feet with three forward claws and one backward.

Its main attacking prowess involves charging head-first into its opponents. When it lived in dense forests and jungles 100 million years ago, it would use headbutts to snap obstructing trees, down its prey, and combat other Pokémon like Aerodactyl. It notably lacks any intelligence.

In the anime

Main series

 
Cranidos in the anime

Major appearances

Roark's Cranidos

Cranidos debuted in Shapes of Things to Come and A Gruff Act to Follow!, under the ownership of Roark. In Wild in the Streets!, it evolved into a Rampardos after being trapped in Meowth's net during an attack by Team Rocket.

Other

In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part 2), a Cranidos was under the control of the Pokémon Pinchers. It fought Ben, who later captured it and released it back into the wild.

Minor appearances

In Tag! We're It...!, James's fantasy featured a Cranidos.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP015 Cranidos Ash's Pokédex Cranidos, the Head Butt Pokémon. Cranidos lived in the deep woods about one hundred million years ago, and its cranium is as hard as steel.

Pokémon Evolutions

Roark's Cranidos

A Cranidos appeared in The Rival under the ownership of Roark. It was used in his Gym battle against Barry and his Piplup and eventually lost.

In the manga

 
A Cranidos Egg in Pokémon Adventures

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

A Cranidos appeared in Behold The Phantom Thief Of Justice.

Pocket Monsters DP

Main article: Roark's Cranidos

A Cranidos appeared under the ownership of Roark in PMDP07.

A wild Cranidos appeared in PMDP06.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Roark's Cranidos

A Cranidos is owned by Roark, which he sends out against Platinum in her Gym match. He seems to be one of the first Pokémon that he owned, having been hatched from an Egg long ago. He later evolved to Rampardos around the three Sinnoh Trainers' arrival on Canalave City. He first appeared in Putting a Crimp in Kricketot.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Roark's Cranidos

Cranidos assisted its Trainer in rescuing Hareta, who had been captured by Team Galactic Grunts in Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!. Later, Cranidos was used in a one-on-one Gym battle with Hareta's Piplup that ended in Hareta's favor with the help of an Oran Berry Roark gave to him earlier.

In the TCG

Main article: Cranidos (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#036
Johto
#—
Diamond It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is as hard as iron.
Pearl It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Platinum A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
HeartGold Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
White
Black 2 A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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 It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Alpha Sapphire A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #188
Alola
USUM: #235
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It lived in jungles around a hundred million years ago. It used its skillful headbutts to combat Aerodactyl.
Moon In rock layers where Cranidos fossils are found, the fossilized trunks of trees snapped in two are also often found.
Ultra Sun A primeval Pokémon, it possesses a hard and sturdy skull, lacking any intelligence within.
Ultra Moon Its hard skull is its distinguishing feature. It snapped trees by headbutting them, and then it fed on their ripe berries.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#036
Hisui
#208
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is as hard as iron.
Shining Pearl It was resurrected from an iron-ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Legends: Arceus An incredibly rare sight. They duel each other by ramming their heads together, and the resulting sound echoes throughout the area like the pealing of a bell.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
Pearl
Trade
Receive Skull Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Platinum
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City*
HeartGold SoulSilver
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Pewter Museum of Science*
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Trade with Curtis in Nimbasa City (female player character only)
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
Omega Ruby
Trade
Receive Skull Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Alpha Sapphire
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
Generation VII
Sun
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Moon
Trade
Receive Skull Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond
Revive from Skull Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
Shining Pearl
Trade
Receive Skull Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Cave (B5F-B9F)
MD Sky
Crystal Cave (B5F-B9F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Fiery Furnace Advanced Mode C & B
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone, Meeting Place*
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Volcanic Slope
MD GTI
Scorching Desert (1F-10F), Tyrian Maze (B1-B11), Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land, Model Train Room: Working Gears
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 1
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 353
Rumble World
Black Realm: Rugged Flats (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Buzzwole Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Roark's)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Cranidos Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Passho Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
67
127 - 174 244 - 338
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Total:
350
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★


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 ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Cranidos is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1010 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —% 20
1515 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1919 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2424 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2828 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3333 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3737 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4242 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4646 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 9 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 30
5 14 Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 15
9 18 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 20
15 25 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
21 31 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 10
29 40 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 10
37 48 Double-Edge Normal Physical 100 100% 5
47 59 Head Smash Rock Physical 120 80% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM59  TM59 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM69  TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71  TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM75  TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM76  TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
XTM100  TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
       Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
     Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
      Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
      
      
     
Leer Normal Status 100% 30
      Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
      
   
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
      
  
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cranidos in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cranidos in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Focus Energy Normal Status —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Earth Power Ground Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flamethrower Fire Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Thunderbolt Electric Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Ice Beam Ice Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cranidos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cranidos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:  
Rock
Field move: None
Browser entry R-084
It rams with its rock-hard head.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Rock
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Rock
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-050/N-173
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 43 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Cranidos come to the Cavern Zone to play. They agree that their favorite Attractions are Blaziken's Boulder Bash and Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#541
 

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 167 Base Attack: 218 Base Defense: 61
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Zen Headbutt, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Rock Tomb, Ancient Power, Bulldoze

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Cranidos
 Rock 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Rampardos
 Rock 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Cranidos images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Cranidos and its evolved form are the only Fossil Pokémon of a single type.
  • Cranidos is tied with Rockruff for the lowest base Defense stat of all Rock-type Pokémon.
  • Cranidos and Shieldon evolve at level 30, the earliest of any Fossil Pokémon.

Origin

Cranidos seems to be based on the Micropachycephalosaurus.

Name origin

Cranidos may be a combination of cranium and dinosaur.

Zugaidos may be derived from 頭蓋骨 zugaikotsu (cranium).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ズガイドス Zugaidos From 頭蓋骨 zugaikotsu
  French Kranidos Similar to English name
  Spanish Cranidos Same as English name
  German Koknodon From Kopf, Knochen, and -don
  Italian Cranidos Same as English name
  Korean 두개도스 Dugaedos From 두개골 (頭蓋骨) dugaegol and transcription of the Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 頭蓋龍 / 头盖龙 Tóugàilóng From 頭蓋 / 头盖 tóugài and 龍 / 龙 lóng
  Cantonese Chinese 頭蓋龍 Tàuhgoilùhng From 頭蓋 tàuhgoi and lùhng


Related articles

External links


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