Fossilized Drake

The Fossilized Drake (Japanese: カセキのリュウ Fossilized Dragon) is a Fossil introduced in Generation VIII. It is the counterpart of the Fossilized Dino.

Fossilized Drake
Fossilized Dragon
Bag Fossilized Drake Sprite.png
Fossilized Drake
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 Bird or Fossilized Fish, the Fossilized Drake can be regenerated into a Dracozolt or Dracovish, respectively.

Games Location
SwSh Revival Machine on Route 6


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


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SwSh Stow-on-SideSh Bridge Field (Digging Duo)
Hidden recurring item (Dusty BowlSh)
SwShCT Max Raid Battles (Snowslide Slope)

In the anime

A Fossilized Drake in the anime

A Fossilized Drake 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 Fish and restored into a Dracovish.

In the anime, the appearances of Fossilized Fish and Drake are swapped, making them match the Pokémon they are supposed to restore.

In the manga

Galar Fossils in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

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

In the TCG

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

A Fossilized Drake 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.


  • In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Fossilized Fish and Fossilized Drake appear to have mistakenly swapped sprites. The Fossilized Drake offers the "Draco-" body for Dracozolt and Dracovish but visually looks like the head provided by the Fossilized Fish. In the anime, their appearances are the opposite of their game sprites.
  • The Pokémon revived from the Fossilized Drake have 10 fewer points in their Special Attack and Special Defense stats, and 20 extra points in Speed, compared to their counterparts revived from the Fossilized Dino.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 化石龍 Fasehk Lùhng
Mandarin 化石龍 / 化石龙 Huàshí Lóng
  French Fossile Dragon
  German Drachenfossil
  Italian Dracofossile
  Korean 화석용 Hwaseok Yong
  Spanish Dracofósil

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