Fossilized Dino

The Fossilized Dino (Japanese: カセキのクビナガ Fossilized Plesiosaur) is a Fossil introduced in Generation VIII. It is the counterpart of the Fossilized Drake.

Fossilized Dino
Fossilized Plesiosaur
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Fossilized Dino
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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 Bird or Fossilized Fish, the Fossilized Dino can be regenerated into an Arctozolt or Arctovish, respectively.

Games Location
SwSh Revival Machine on Route 6


Games Description
SwSh The fossil of an ancient Pokémon that once lived in the sea. What it looked like is a mystery.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SwSh Route 6Sw, Dusty BowlSw Bridge Field (Digging Duo)

In the anime

A Fossilized Dino in the anime

A Fossilized Dino 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 Bird and restored into an Arctozolt.

In the manga

Galar Fossils in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

A Fossilized Dino appeared in PASS39, where Marnie was shown to discovered one for Cara Liss. Combined with the Fossilized Fish that Marnie had also found, Cara Liss was able to restore it into an Arctovish.

In the TCG

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

A Fossilized Dino 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.


  • Despite the English name being "Dino", plesiosaurs are not actually dinosaurs; they are marine reptiles.
  • The Pokémon revived from the Fossilized Dino have 10 extra points in their Special Attack and Special Defense stats, and 20 fewer points in Speed, compared to their counterparts revived from the Fossilized Drake.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 化石海獸 Fasehk Hóisau
Mandarin 化石海獸 / 化石海兽 Huàshí Hǎishòu
  French Fossile Aileron
  German Paddelfossil
  Italian Plesiofossile
  Korean 화석긴목 Hwaseok Ginmok
  Spanish Plesiofósil

Pokémon Fossils
HelixDomeOld AmberRootClawSkullArmor

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