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.
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.
Cranidos has no gender differences.
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.
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.
Cranidos has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Cranidos's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Cranidos finds itself in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
By Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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