Skull Fossil

Skull Fossil
ずがいのカセキ
Skull Fossil
Skull Fossil
Skull Fossil
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Skull Fossil (Japanese: ずがいのカセキ Skull Fossil) is a Fossil introduced in Generation IV that can be regenerated into Cranidos. It is the counterpart of the Armor Fossil.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A  500
MUM N/A  3,500
SUS  7,000  3,500

Effect

Passive effect

If brought to the one of the following locations, the Skull Fossil can be regenerated into a Cranidos.

Games Location
DPPt Oreburgh Mining Museum
HGSS Pewter Museum of Science
BWB2W2 Nacrene Museum
XY Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
ORAS Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
SMUSUM Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that lived on the land. It appears to be part of a head.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived on the land. It appears as though it's part of a head.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DP The UndergroundD
Pt The Underground (if the last digit on the player's Trainer ID is an odd number)
HGSS Trade
BW Twist Mountain (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
B2W2 Twist Mountain
Join Avenue Antique Shops
XY Rock Smash (Glittering Cave) (after entering the Hall of Fame)
ORAS Rock Smash (Mirage spots)AS
SMUSUM Konikoni City (Olivia's jewelry shop)SUS Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun: Rare-Treasure Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)USUM

Appearances

 
Underground

In the anime

 
A Skull Fossil in the anime

A Skull Fossil was first seen excavated from the Oreburgh Mine in Shapes of Things to Come!. Roark was very interested in it, talking to it and telling it that it would come back to life. He then sent it off to the Oreburgh Mining Museum.

Kiawe found a Skull Fossil in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, during the Stoutland Search treasure hunt set up for Ash and his classmates by Olivia. A Skull Fossil also appeared on a holographic screen during Sophocles's first hunt for treasure.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Skull Fossil.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Skull Fossil T Mysterious Treasures   117/123 Secret of the Lakes    
      Rampardos the Attacker    
Platinum   120/127 Galactic's Conquest   085/096
 


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 頭蓋化石 Tàuhgoi Fasehk
Mandarin 頭蓋化石 / 头盖化石 Tóugài Huàshí
  French Foss. Crâne*
Fossile Crâne*
  German Kopffossil
  Italian Fossilcranio
  Korean 두개의화석 Dugaeui Hwaseok
  Polish Relikt Czaszki*
  Brazilian Portuguese Fóssil Crânio
  Spanish Fósil Cráneo
  Vietnamese Hóa thạch đầu sọ



Pokémon Fossils
Item
DomeHelixOld AmberRootClawSkullArmor
CoverPlumeJawSailBirdFishDrakeDino
Pokémon
KabutoKabutopsOmanyteOmastarAerodactyl
LileepCradilyAnorithArmaldo
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon
TirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheops
TyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
DracozoltArctozoltDracovishArctovish


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