Fossilized Fish

The Fossilized Fish (Japanese: カセキのサカナ Fossilized Fish) is a Fossil introduced in Generation VIII. It is the counterpart of the Fossilized Bird.

Fossilized Fish
Fossilized Fish
Bag Fossilized Fish Sprite.png
Fossilized Fish
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Treasures 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 Drake or Fossilized Dino, the Fossilized Fish can be regenerated into a Dracovish or Arctovish, respectively.

Games Location
SwSh Revival Machine on Route 6


Games Description
SwShBDSPLA The fossil of an ancient Pokémon that once lived in the sea. What it looked like is a mystery.
SV A fossil piece left behind by a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the sea. What it looked like is a mystery.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SwSh Route 6Sh Bridge Field (Digging Duo)
Hidden recurring item (Dusty BowlSh)
SwShCT Max Raid Battles (Snowslide Slope)

In the anime

A Fossilized Fish in the anime

A Fossilized Fish 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 Drake and restored into a Dracovish.

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

In the TCG

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

A Fossilized Fish 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. It is a Fossil Trainer card, so after it is played it is put onto the Bench as a Colorless-type Basic Pokémon. It can evolve into any of the Generation VIII Fossil Pokémon: Dracozolt, Arctozolt, Dracovish, or Arctovish. .


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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 化石魚 Fasehk Yùh
Mandarin 化石魚 / 化石鱼 Huàshí Yú
  French Fossile Poisson
  German Fischfossil
  Italian Ittiofossile
  Korean 화석물고기 Hwaseok Mulgogi
  Spanish Ictiofósil

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