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Cranidos (Japanese: ズガイドス Zugaidosu) is a Rock-type Pokémon and a Fossil Pokémon, revived from the Skull Fossil.

Biology

Physiology

Cranidos is a short, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon. It is very similar to the real life Pachycephalosaurus, having long hindlimbs and short forelimbs, and also having an extremely thick skull roof. The front of Cranidos' body is largely gray, while it's back and the top of its head are blue. From the sides to the back of its head are four large spikes. Cranidos' most notable feature though, is the large blue dome that is its head that it can use to smash down rocks or trees.

Special abilities

CranidosHeadbutt

Cranidos' dome-like head gives it great power.

Cranidos is one of three Pokémon to have the ability Mold Breaker. This ability allows Cranidos's moves to strike through any opposing abilities. Cranidos also have incredible leg strength, allowing it to move at great speeds so as to hit its opponent. Cranidos's dome-like head is noted as being as hard as iron, making it capable of even breaking through rock.

Evolution

Cranidos evolves into Rampardos, once it reaches level 30.

Game Info

Pokédex Entries

  • Diamond

    It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is hard as iron.

  • Pearl

    It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its head butts.

  • Platinum

    A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.

  • HeartGold

    Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.

  • SoulSilver

    Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.

  • Black

    A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.

  • White

    A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.

  • Black 2

    A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.

  • White 2

    A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.

  • X

    It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.

  • Y

    A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.

  • Omega Ruby

    It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.

  • Sun

    It lived in jungles around a hundred million years ago. It used its skillful headbutts to combat Aerodactyl.

  • Moon

    In rock layers where Cranidos fossils are found, the fossilized trunks of tree snapped in two are also often found.

  • Ultra Sun

    A primeval Pokémon, it possesses a hard and sturdy skull, lacking any intelligence within.

  • Ultra Moon

    Its hard skull is its distinguishing feature. It snapped trees by headbutting them, and then it fed on their ripe berries.


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Revive from Skull Fossil (Diamond Only) Fossil
Platinum Revive from Skull Fossil Fossil
HeartGold/SoulSilver Revive from Skull Fossil Fossil
Black/White Revive from Skull Fossil Fossil


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Crystal Cave (B5F-B9F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Vien Forest
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace


Stats

Base Stats
HP
67
Attack
125
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
30
Sp. Def
30
Speed
58
Total
350

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
6 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
10 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
19 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
24 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
28 Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
37 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
42 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
46 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2 1 ♥
6 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
10 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 1 ♥
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
19 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
24 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
28 Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
33 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough 1 0 ♥
37 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
42 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
46 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
6 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
10 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
19 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
24 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
28 Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
37 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
42 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
46 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2
6 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 0
10 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart 1
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
19 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
24 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Beauty 2
28 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough 2
33 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Beauty 2
37 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart 2
43 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Type Smart 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool 1
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Type Tough 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Crunch Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Exploud, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Garchomp, Druddigon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Avalugg 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Curse Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Bergmite, Avalugg —% 10 Ghost Status
Double-Edge Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Cubone, Marowak, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Bergmite, Avalugg 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Hammer Arm Rhydon, Rhyperior, Swampert 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
Iron Head Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Shieldon, Bastiodon 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail Aron, Lairon, Aggron 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Leer Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Cubone, Marowak, Marowak, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Tropius, Cranidos, Rampardos, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Druddigon 100% 30 Normal Status
Slam Lickitung, Lickilicky, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
Stomp Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Tropius, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum 65 100% 20 Normal Physical
Thrash Nidoking, Cubone, Marowak, Marowak, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Whirlwind Tropius —% 20 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Crunch Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Exploud, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Garchomp, Druddigon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Avalugg 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Curse Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Bergmite, Avalugg —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Double-Edge Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Cubone, Marowak, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Bergmite, Avalugg 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Hammer Arm Rhydon, Rhyperior, Swampert 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Iron Head Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Shieldon, Bastiodon 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail Aron, Lairon, Aggron 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Leer Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Cubone, Marowak, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Tropius, Cranidos, Rampardos, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Druddigon 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Slam Lickitung, Lickilicky, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Stomp Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Tropius, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum 65 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Thrash Nidoking, Cubone, Marowak, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Whirlwind Tropius —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Crunch Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Exploud, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Garchomp, Druddigon 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Curse Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra —% 10 Ghost Status
Double-Edge Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Cubone, Marowak, Aron, Lairon, Aggron 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Hammer Arm Rhydon, Rhyperior, Swampert 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
Iron Head Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Shieldon, Bastiodon 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail Aron, Lairon, Aggron 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Leer Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Cubone, Marowak, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Tropius, Cranidos, Rampardos, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Druddigon 100% 30 Normal Status
Slam Lickitung, Lickilicky, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
Stomp Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Tropius 65 100% 20 Normal Physical
Thrash Nidoking, Cubone, Marowak, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Whirlwind Tropius 100% 20 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Crunch Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Exploud, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Garchomp 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 2
CurseHGSS Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra —% 10 ??? Status Type Tough 0
Double-Edge Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Cubone, Marowak, Aron, Lairon, Aggron 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 0
Hammer Arm Rhydon, Rhyperior, Swampert 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2
Slam Lickitung, Lickilicky, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
Stomp Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Tropius 65 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
Thrash Nidoking, Cubone, Marowak, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 90 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 2
Whirlwind Tropius 100% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dragon Pulse B2W2 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough 2
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Smart 2
Endeavor HGSSPt 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Beauty 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2
Superpower HGSSPt 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 2
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 408 front Pt 408 front Pt 408 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Cranidos BW Cranidos BW
BWShinyCranidos BWShinyCranidos
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Cranidos XY Cranidos XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

CranidosVs.Pikachu

Roark's Cranidos battling Ash's Pikachu

Cranidos has had a large role as Gym Leader Roark's key Pokémon. He used it in a battle against Paul in Shapes of Things to Come, and against Ash in A Gruff Act to Follow.

During a battle with Team Rocket, in Wild in the Streets!, Roark's Cranidos evolved into a Rampardos.

Trivia

Origins

Stygimoloch

A Pachycephalosaurus.

Cranidos's appearance is very similar to the Pachycephalosaurus dinosaur, and is the basis of this Pokémon's looks and abilities.

Name Origin

Cranidos's name comes from the word cranium referring to its thick skull, while similarly its Japanese name Zugaidos comes from the word zugaikotsu, also meaning cranium.

Gallery

See also

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