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Kabuto #140: Kabuto
Pokémon
#142: Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Kabutops
Shellfish Pokémon
カブトプス
Kabutops
#141
Kabutops



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
4'03" 1.3 m
Kabutops
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Kabutops
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
201
Gen. I-III
199
IV
173
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Kabutops
0
HP
2
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F141.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Kabuto starting at level 40, after it is revived from a Dome Fossil.

Contents

Biology

Kabutops is a bipedal Pokémon with a skeletal build. It has a flat, half-circular head with a point on each side and two small eyes on the front. It is mostly brown, except for its light gray chest and abdomen. There is a ridge down its back with three flat spines on either side and it has a flat, pointed tail. Instead of hands, its forearms have large, sharp, gray scythes. Its thin legs are brown lead to small feet with two large gray claws.

Before it went extinct, Kabutops was in the process of evolving into a land dweller as evident by changes in its gills and legs. This change is thought to be due to its prey moving onto land as well. In its ocean home Kabutops could tuck up its limbs to help it swim extremely fast, up to roughly 29 knots. It used its sharp scythes to slice enemies and drink their internal fluids.

In the anime

In the main series

Kabutops in the anime
A Kabutops Fossil in the anime

Major appearances

In Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, multiple Kabutops were among the Fossil Pokémon that were awakened by a dynamite explosion in Grampa Canyon.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, a giant Kabutops was resurrected from a fossil alongside an Aerodactyl by Annie and Oakley. In the English dub, they were used by an evil Trainer to torment the civilians of Alto Mare but drowned when a Latios brought water to the city. After being resurrected, it was sent to chase after Ash and Latias. Its resurrected look had blank, yellow-tinted eyes with no pupils and a thick black outline.

In Wild in the Streets!, a Kabutops escaped the Oreburgh Mining Museum with the help of a rampaging Aerodactyl. It was briefly captured by Team Rocket, but it was then recalled back into its Poké Ball.

In Dealing With Defensive Types!, a Kabutops thwarted Team Rocket's attempt to steal Fossils from the Canalave Gym.

Minor appearances

In Island of the Giant Pokémon, a mechanical Kabutops was a part of Pokémon Land.

A Kabutops appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Kabutops Fossil appeared in Fossil Fools.

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

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, Dr. Yung used a Mirage Kabutops.

A Kabutops appeared in a fantasy in A Gruff Act to Follow!.

A Kabutops appeared in JN038.

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.

In Pokémon Origins

Kabutops in Pokémon Origins

In File 3: Giovanni, Red used a Kabutops during his Gym battle against Giovanni.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Kabutops debuted in Just a Spearow Carrier, used by a Trainer in the Indigo League tournament. It battled Red's Poliwrath, but was quickly defeated.

In Capital Kabutops, Brock was revealed to have a Kabutops in his team. He explained that he met Kabutops as a Kabuto at the Pewter Museum of Science when Pewter City was invaded during the Yellow chapter, and had since then become a powerful fighter, employing ancient attacks. It briefly battled Jasmine's Amphy at the Gym Leader tournament at Indigo Plateau, but both Trainers soon swapped their Pokémon.

In Colress Machine, Blake was revealed to own a Kabutops, nicknamed Kabutott.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Kabutops appeared as a silhouette in Let's Aim For The Goal!.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Kabutops appeared in Big Rampage at the Safari Zone!?, where it evolved from a Kabuto.

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

A Kabutops appeared in The Legendary Moltres Appears!!.

A Kabutops appeared in The Ancient Pokémon Discovery!.

In the TCG

Main article: Kabutops (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#141
Red Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains the body fluids.
Blue
Yellow A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.
Stadium Swims very quickly. It tears at its foe with sickle-like forelegs and drains the foe's body fluids entirely.
Generation II Johto
#223
Gold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Silver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient Pokémon rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Crystal It was able to swim quickly through the water by compactly folding up its razor-sharp sickles.
Stadium 2 In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#141
Ruby Kabutops swam underwater to hunt for its prey in ancient times. The Pokémon was apparently evolving from being a water-dweller to living on land as evident from the beginnings of change in its gills and legs.
Sapphire
Emerald Kabutops once swam underwater to hunt for prey. It was apparently evolving from being a water dweller to living on land as evident from changes in its gills and legs.
FireRed It swims freely through water. It catches prey with its scythe-like arms and drains the victim's fluids.
LeafGreen Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains their fluids.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#228
Diamond It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
SoulSilver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient Pokémon rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
White
Black 2 It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Y A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.
Omega Ruby Kabutops swam underwater to hunt for its prey in ancient times. The Pokémon was apparently evolving from being a water-dweller to living on land as evident from the beginnings of change in its gills and legs.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #230
Kanto
#141
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun and Moon.
Ultra Sun Its body had begun to change so it could function on land. But it didn't adapt in time and went extinct.
Ultra Moon It swims at speeds of roughly 29 knots, quickly closing in on its prey and slashing into them with its scythes to finish them off.
Let's Go Pikachu A slim and fast swimmer. It sliced its prey with its sharp sickles and drank the body fluids.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown of Tundra #126
Sword Kabutops slices its prey apart and sucks out the fluids. The discarded body parts become food for other Pokémon.
Shield The cause behind the extinction of this species is unknown. Kabutops were aggressive Pokémon that inhabited warm seas.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Kabuto
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Kabuto
Yellow
Evolve Kabuto
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule
Crystal
Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Kabuto
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Kabuto
Platinum
Evolve Kabuto
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Evolve Kabuto
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Kabuto
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Kabuto
Generation VI
X
Trade
Y
Evolve Kabuto
Omega Ruby
Evolve Kabuto
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Kabuto
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Kabuto
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Roaring-Sea Caves

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Kabuto
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 10, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Kabuto
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (1F-19F)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode S)
Ranger: GS
Dangerous Cliff, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater (post-ending)
Rumble U
Entranceway: A Fateful Showdown!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Th
Shuffle
Event: Kabutops Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Second release)
Rumble World
Dark Land: Murky Cavern (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Kabuto

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
495
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 70.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/19 ★★

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 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
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
4343 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4949 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
5656 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
6363 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
7070 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • 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 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM69Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM73Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM83Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM83 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR18Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • 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 
ShellderCloysterRemoraidOctillerySphealSealeo
Walrein
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedTentacoolTentacruel
KrabbyKinglerHorseaSeadraKingdraMarill
AzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineLotad
LombreLudicoloCorphishCrawdauntTympolePalpitoad
SeismitoadPopplioBrionnePrimarinaDewpiderAraquanid
Pinchurchin
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
LaprasLileepCradily Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
KrabbyKinglerCorsolaLotadLombreLudicolo
FeebasMiloticRelicanthTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
StunfiskStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
LombreLudicoloCorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
LotadLombreLudicoloLileepCradily Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
MantineMudkipMarshtompSwampertRelicanth Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kabutops 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 Kabutops in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • 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 IoA Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh IoA Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kabutops
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kabutops
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin141.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani141.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm thirsty... Find me some prey!
26%-50% HP Aww... My health is cut in half so soon?
1%-25% HP I fear the worst... I can't begin to wave my scythes...
Level up There! I leveled! My scythes gained sharper edges!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 141.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(present)
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-272/N-116
It triggers rockfalls to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush141Body.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT141.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#476
Shuffle141.png

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO141.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 220 Base Defense: 186
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Rock Smash*, Waterfall*, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Water Pulse, Stone Edge

Evolution

140Kabuto.png
Unevolved
Kabuto
 Rock  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 40
141Kabutops.png
First evolution
Kabutops
 Rock  Water 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 141.png Spr b g1 141.png Spr 1y 141.png Spr b g1 141.png Spr 1g 141.png Spr b g1 141.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 141.png Spr b 2g 141.png Spr 2s 141.png Spr b 2g 141.png Spr 2c 141.png Spr b 2c 141.png
Spr 2g 141 s.png Spr b 2g 141 s.png Spr 2s 141 s.png Spr b 2g 141 s.png Spr 2c 141 s.png Spr b 2g 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 141.png Spr b 3r 141.png Spr 3e 141.png Spr b 3r 141.png Spr 3f 141.png Spr b 3f 141.png
Spr 3r 141 s.png Spr b 3r 141 s.png Spr 3e 141 s.png Spr b 3r 141 s.png Spr 3f 141 s.png Spr b 3r 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 141.png Spr b 4d 141.png Spr 4d 141.png Spr b 4p 141.png Spr 4h 141.png Spr b 4h 141.png
Spr 4d 141 s.png Spr b 4d 141 s.png Spr 4d 141 s.png Spr b 4d 141 s.png Spr 4h 141 s.png Spr b 4d 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 141.png Spr b 5b 141.png Spr 5b 141.png Spr b 5b 141.png
Spr 5b 141 s.png Spr b 5b 141 s.png Spr 5b 141 s.png Spr b 5b 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 141.png Spr b 6x 141.png Spr 6x 141.png Spr b 6x 141.png
Spr 6x 141 s.png Spr b 6x 141 s.png Spr 6x 141 s.png Spr b 6x 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 141.png Spr b 7s 141.png Spr 7s 141.png Spr b 7s 141.png
Spr 7s 141 s.png Spr b 7s 141 s.png Spr 7s 141 s.png Spr b 7s 141 s.png
Front Back Front Back
141MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Kabutops images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Skeletal sprites

Spr 1g 141 f.png Spr 1b 141 f.png Spr 3f 141 f.png
Image from
Red and Green
Image from
Red and Blue
Image from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Kabutops was originally known as "Lantis". This is derived from the word "Atlantis".
  • Kabutops has a scientific name, Kabutops maximus, which was stated in Fossil Fools. The only other Pokémon with a known scientific name is Oddish, with Oddium Wanderus. The name Kabutops maximus does have real meaning; when translated, it means "the largest kabuto-face", referring to the size and shape of Kabutops's head.
  • Kabutops and its pre-evolved form share their category name with Blastoise. They are all known as the Shellfish Pokémon.

Origin

Similar to how Kabuto is based on horseshoe crabs, Kabutops resembles eurypterids, prehistoric arthropods that hunted in seas and rivers and are believed to have been related to modern horseshoe crabs. The large head is also identical to the cephalon in trilobites and the spines down the back resemble their thoracic sections, though the scythes and predatory nature closely resemble eurypterids more. Because of the cross-similarities, it may also be based on the Cheirurus genus of trilobites.

Name origin

Kabutops's name derives from both the Japanese words 兜 kabuto (helmet) and 兜蟹 kabutogani (horseshoe crab). The end of its name may derive from the Greek word ops (face), or it might refer to the living fossil triops or the fact that its helmet is now on the top of its head and no longer covers its whole body.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カブトプス Kabutops From 兜蟹 kabutogani and triops
France Flag.png French Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Kabutops Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 투구푸스 Tooguphus From 투구게 tuguge and triops
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鐮刀蟲 Lìhmdōuchùhng Literally "Sickle bug"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鐮刀盔 / 镰刀盔 Liándāokuī Literally "Sickle helmet"


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