Cranidos

Cranidos
ズガイドス
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Roserade < Cranidos > Rampardos
Species
Type
Head Butt Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#408
Height
Weight
2′11″ (0.9m)
69.4 lbs. (31.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Cranidos (ズガイドス) is the 36th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Rock-Type, and it is known as the Head Butt Pokémon.

Cranidos uses the Mold Breaker Ability. This Ability allows its moves to work as they normally would regardless of the Abilities of the opponents. Its Hidden Ability is Sheer Force, which increases the power of its moves that have a secondary effect by 33%, but those secondary effects are lost.

Cranidos gain the opportunity to evolve into Rampardos starting at Level 30.

Cranidos is in the Monster Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 7,680 Steps to hatch. It takes Cranidos 600,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Cranidos is a gray and blue dinosaur-looking Pokémon. The blue half of its body is separated from the gray part with a spiky pattern. Cranidos also has a short tail and stubby hands, each with three claws. It also has short legs, and the top of its head is hard and blue with four spikes in the back.

Gender Differences

Cranidos has no gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

Cranidos can only be obtained by reviving a Skull Fossil, which appears in Diamond, Black, White, Black 2, White 2, X, Y, Alpha Sapphire and Sun. In Platinum, a Skull Fossil can be found in the Underground if the last digit of that game's Trainer ID Number is an Odd Number.

Cranidos can be found in the Dream World location Icy Cave after surpassing 7,500 Dream Points.

Spin-Off Games

Cranidos appear within Crystal Cave B5-B9 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Cranidos is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Island on the odd-numbered floors from B9 to B21.

Cranidos appears within Vien Forest as part of an in-game Quest in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Cranidos appears at Rasp Cavern's Entrance in the Present, and in the Thunder Temple Missions "Pikachu Pursuit!" and "Panic at the Perplexing Temple" by defeating it or its evolved form and obtaining its Slate.

Cranidos can be found at Volcanic Slope Magma 3-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Cranidos is listed in the Diamond/Pearl Promo set, and is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Mysterious Treasures and Platinum sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Roark would use a Cranidos in the episodes A Shape of Things To Come and A Gruff Act To Follow before evolving into a Rampardos during the episode Wild in the Streets.

Movies

Cranidos has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

Manga

Cranidos's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Cranidos finds itself in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Platinum -- Revive Skull Fossil
Pearl None Trade
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White -- Revive Skull Fossil
Black 2/White 2 -- Revive Skull Fossil
X/Y -- Revive Skull Fossil
Omega Ruby None Transfer or Trade
Alpha Sapphire -- Revive Skull Fossil
Sun -- Revive Skull Fossil
Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
IV Diamond It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is as hard as iron
Pearl It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Platinum A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
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.
V Black A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
White A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
Black 2 A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
White 2 A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
VI 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.
VII 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 trees snapped in two are also often found.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
67
. 244 338 .
Atk
125
229 255 349 383
Def
40
76 85 179 196
Sp. Atk
30
58 65 159 174
Sp. Def
30
58 65 159 174
Speed
58
108 121 215 236

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
6 Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
10 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
15 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
19 Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
24 Assurance Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
28 Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
33 Ancient Power Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
37 Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
42 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
46 Head Smash Rock.gif 150 80 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 90 Physical.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
Stomp Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Whirlwind Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 190*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 200*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 185 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 175 -- Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 175 -- Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 160 -- Special.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

By TM/HM

By Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png

Evolution Line

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Cranidos
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Level 30

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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