Kabuto (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Omastar #139: Omastar
Pokémon
#141: Kabutops Kabutops
Kabuto
Shellfish Pokémon
カブト
Kabuto
#140
Kabuto



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Water
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Battle Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Kabuto
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
25.4 lbs. 11.5 kg
Kabuto
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
119
Gen. I-III
99
IV
71
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Kabuto
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body14.png
Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Kabuto (Japanese: カブト Kabuto) is a dual-type Rock/Water Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It is resurrected from a Dome Fossil and evolves into Kabutops starting at level 40.

Biology

Kabuto is a small Pokémon resembling a horseshoe crab. It is mostly flat with a protective, brown shell covering its body. There are two small, black eyes on top of its shell, which it uses for sight when it hides on the ocean floor. Underneath the shell is a black space that hides the structure of its main body. Only its four short, yellow legs and a second pair of luminescent red eyes are visible on its underside. In its original time, Kabuto was prominently found on beaches, likely aided by its fast and powerful swimming ability. While it is commonly believed to be extinct, isolated populations of Kabuto have been found to be unchanged for 300 million years.

In the anime

 
Kabuto in the anime

Major appearances

Two Kabuto debuted in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. They were some of the Fossil Pokémon that attacked Ash and Team Rocket until they were scared off by an Aerodactyl.

Multiple Kabuto appeared in Shell Shock!. In the episode, Umberto was saying that an island full of Kabuto Fossils would sink once the moon cast a red glow. His warnings turned out to be correct, because the Fossils came to life and the island collapsed, since the Fossils kept the island together.

In Dealing With Defensive Types!, a Kabuto caught Team Rocket trying to steal food from the Canalave Gym kitchen. It used Aqua Jet to send them blasting off.

Minor appearances

A Kabuto appeared in a fantasy in A Ruin with a View.

A Kabuto appeared in a fantasy in Where's Armaldo?.

A Kabuto appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Mirage Kabuto appeared in a flashback in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

A Kabuto appeared in Wild in the Streets!, where it was seen along with several other Pokémon within the habitat created for the revived Fossil Pokémon.

A Kabuto Fossil was seen in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum! as an exhibit in the Nacrene City Museum.

A Kabuto Fossil appeared in Coming Back into the Cold!.

Two Kabuto appeared in The Tiny Caretaker!.

A Kabuto appeared in Restore and Renew!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP046 Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, and Kabutops Ash's Pokédex Omanyte and Omastar, Kabuto and Kabutops. It is believed these Pokémon became extinct tens of thousands of years ago. The details of their behavior is shrouded in mystery. Though some have speculated that they may still exist, none of these Pokémon have ever been seen alive.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP089 Kabuto Ash's Pokédex Kabuto, the Ancient Pokémon. Though this Pokémon is now believed to be extinct, it had a hard shell that protected its body and is believed to have been a powerful swimmer.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Striking Golduck, Brock rescued the employees of the Pewter City Museum and got a Kabuto as thanks. It eventually evolved into a Kabutops prior to the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In Big Rampage at the Safari Zone!?, a Kabuto evolved into a Kabutops.

A Kabuto appeared in Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!.

A Kabuto appeared in The Ancient Pokémon Discovery!.

In the TCG

Main article: Kabuto (TCG)

In the TFG

One Kabuto figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#140
Red A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor eons ago.
Blue
Yellow A Pokémon that was recovered from a fossil. It uses the eyes on its back while hiding on the sea floor.
Stadium A Pokémon that was resurrected from a fossil found in an ancient seabed. Unable to right itself if it is flipped over.
Generation II Johto
#222
Gold On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
Silver This Pokémon lived in ancient times. On rare occasions, it has been discovered as a living fossil.
Crystal Three hundred million years ago, it hid on the sea floor. It also has eyes on its back that glow.
Stadium 2 On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#140
Ruby Kabuto is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The Pokémon has not changed at all for 300 million years.
Sapphire
Emerald It is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in rare cases, living examples have been discovered. Kabuto have not changed for 300 million years.
FireRed This Pokémon was regenerated from the fossil of an ancient creature. It protects itself with a hard shell.
LeafGreen A Pokémon that was regenerated from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor long ago.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#227
Diamond It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
SoulSilver This Pokémon lived in ancient times. On rare occasions, it has been discovered as a living fossil.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
White
Black 2 It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
Y This Pokémon was regenerated from the fossil of an ancient creature. It protects itself with a hard shell.
Omega Ruby Kabuto is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The Pokémon has not changed at all for 300 million years.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #229
Kanto
#140
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun and Moon.
Ultra Sun This Pokémon thrived 300 million years ago. It's said that living specimens can still be seen in a certain region—a rare sight.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon became extinct everywhere, except in a few areas. It protects itself with its hard shell.
Let's Go Pikachu A Pokémon that was recovered from a fossil. It used the eyes on its back while hiding on the seafloor.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #125
Sword This species is almost entirely extinct. Kabuto molt every three days, making their shells harder and harder.
Shield While some say this species has gone extinct, Kabuto sightings are apparently fairly common in some places.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Blue (Japan)
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Yellow
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
Platinum
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
HeartGold
Trade
Receive Dome Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
SoulSilver
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Pewter Museum of Science in Pewter City
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X
Trade
Receive Dome Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Y
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
Omega Ruby
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Receive Dome Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Receive Dome Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Revive from Dome Fossil at the Cinnabar Lab on Cinnabar Island
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Shield Expansion Pass
Giant's Foot, Roaring-Sea Caves (Surfing)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Cinnabar Island
Stadium
Gym Leader Castle
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 31, Endless Level 55, Forever Level 15, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (5F-13F), Grand Sea (5F-13F), Fantasy Strait (B5-B13)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Beach Cave (B1-B4), Marine Resort (B1-B19), Final Maze (B1-B48)
MD Sky
Beach Cave (B1-B4), Marine Resort (B1-B19), Final Maze (B1-B48)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode A)
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater
Rumble U
Entranceway: A Fateful Showdown!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 332
Rumble World
Dark Land: Murky Cavern (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Rock Throw Kabuto English United States 5 February 21 to 27, 2003
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Kabuto Japanese Japan 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto Japanese hide 20 April 30, 1999 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto English hide 20 February 29, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto French hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto German hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto Italian hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Kabuto Spanish hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Stadium* Normal Box (100%)* Gorgeous Box (100%)*
Events*   Chople Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
30
90 - 137 170 - 264
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
355
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 45.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/17 ★★


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 ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
055 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
1010 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1515 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
2020 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
2525 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
3030 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3535 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
4141 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
5050 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
5555 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
6060 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabuto
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabuto
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR18  TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabuto
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabuto
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
 
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
      
      
      
      
      
 
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
    Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
      
      
    
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
       Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
      Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
      Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
      Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kabuto 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 Kabuto in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabuto
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabuto
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabuto
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabuto
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Foresight × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 090}}90% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Slash Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Wring Out × Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabuto
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabuto
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can't keep up with the latest fashions, but I'll do my best!
26%-50% HP Uh-oh... I'm down to half my HP.
1%-25% HP I can't go on... I have no strength left...
Level up Yes, I did it! Leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
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-271/N-115
It triggers rockfalls to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 41
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#475
 

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 102 Base Attack: 148 Base Defense: 140
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Aqua Jet, Rock Tomb

In Pokémon GO, Kabuto could be obtained by completing 1/5 of the time-limited Special Research, Season of Legends.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Kabuto
 Rock  Water 
 
Level 40
 
First evolution
Kabutops
 Rock  Water 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Kabuto images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Kabuto's design consists of a mix of trilobite and the still-living (but considered a living fossil) horseshoe crab.

Name origin

Kabuto is derived from 兜蟹 kabutogani (horseshoe crab). 兜 Kabuto is also the Japanese word for helmet, specifically the traditional helmets samurai wear.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese カブト Kabuto From 兜蟹 kabutogani
  French Kabuto Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Kabuto Same as English/Japanese name
  German Kabuto Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Kabuto Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 투구 Toogu A shortening of 투구게 tuguge. Note that 투구 tugu means "helmet."
  Cantonese Chinese 萬年蟲 Maahnnìhnchùhng Literally "Ten-thousand year bug"
  Mandarin Chinese 化石盔 Huàshíkuī Literally "Fossil helmet"


Related articles

External links

  #139: Omastar
Pokémon
#141: Kabutops  


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