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

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 and Pearl Revive from Skull Fossil (Diamond Only) Fossil
Platinum Revive from Skull Fossil Fossil
HeartGold and SoulSilver Revive from Skull Fossil Fossil
Black and 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

Cranidos's 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 Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
6 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
10 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
19 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
24 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
28 Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
33 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
37 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
42 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
46 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical 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 Tough 3
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
6 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 0
10 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
19 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
24 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Beauty 2
28 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
33 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
37 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
43 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical 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 Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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 Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Smart 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical 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 Tough 1 4 ♥
Curse Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Bergmite, Avalugg —% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Double-Edge Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Cubone, Marowak, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Bergmite, Avalugg 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Hammer Arm Rhydon, Rhyperior, Swampert 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Iron Head Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Shieldon, Bastiodon 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail Aron, Lairon, Aggron 100 75% 15 Steel Physical 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 Cool 2 1 ♥
Slam Lickitung, Lickilicky, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Stomp Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Tropius, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum 65 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Thrash Nidoking, Cubone, Marowak, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Whirlwind Tropius —% 20 Normal Status 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 Tough 2
CurseHGSS Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra —% 10 ??? Status Tough 0
Double-Edge Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Cubone, Marowak, Aron, Lairon, Aggron 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 0
Hammer Arm Rhydon, Rhyperior, Swampert 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 2
Slam Lickitung, Lickilicky, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
Stomp Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Tropius 65 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
Thrash Nidoking, Cubone, Marowak, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 90 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 2
Whirlwind Tropius 100% 20 Normal Status 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 Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical 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 Tough 2
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Endeavor HGSSPt 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2
Superpower HGSSPt 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 2
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical 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


Appearances

Anime

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

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' 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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