In the core series games
If brought to the one of the following locations, the Dome Fossil can be regenerated into an Kabuto.
Generation I and III
In the Generation I and III games, the Dome Fossil is a Key Item.
Generation IV onward
From Generation IV onward, the Dome Fossil is no longer a Key Item, and is a normal item. Therefore, multiples of them can be obtained, they can be held, and sent to other players via trading.
|| A fossil of a Pokémon that lived in prehistoric times.
|| A piece of ancient marine Pokémon's shell.
|| A fossil of an ancient, seafloor-dwelling Pokémon. It appears to be part of a shell.
| A fossil of an ancient Pokémon that lived in the sea. It appears to be part of a shell.
| A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the sea. It could be a shell or carapace.
In the anime
The Dome Fossils in Shell Shock!
A Dome Fossil in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!
In the main series
Dome Fossils were first seen in Shell Shock!. They made up the structure of the island Fukuhara Island No. 4, and were revived into Kabuto in red moonlight, causing the whole island to collapse and sink.
A Dome Fossil made a cameo appearance in Ancient Family Matters! during a visual representation of Roark's love of Fossils in an argument with Byron.
In A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, a Dome Fossil was first seen chasing Hawes, as he claimed it to be doing, but was later seen safely placed in a display case. Hawes later explained what it was to Ash and his friends. It was later revealed that the Yamask in the Nacrene City Museum was using its move Psychic to make the Dome Fossil float and chase after Hawes after he put its mask in a display case, thinking that it was a replica Yamask mask given to him as a gift from the company that made a Cofagrigus replica after purchasing it from them for the museum.
In Pokémon Origins
A Dome Fossil briefly appeared in File 2: Cubone, where it was shown being hogged by a Super Nerd at Mt. Moon.
In the TCG
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