Roserade < Cranidos > Rampardos

Species Type
Head Butt Pokémon Rock.png
Number Ability
#408 Mold Breaker
Sheer Force
Height Weight
2′11″ (0.9m) 69.4 lbs. (31.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Rampardos
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster 45
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Attack

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. A second Ability is available to Cranidos from the Dream World, the Sheer Force Ability. This Ability 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.


[edit] Biology

[edit] 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 it hard and blue with four spikes in the back.

[edit] Gender Differences

Cranidos has no gender differences.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Cranidos can only be obtained by reviving a Skull Fossil, which appears in Diamond, Black, White, Black 2 and White 2. 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] Movies

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

[edit] Manga

Cranidos's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

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

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Platinum N/A Revive Skull Fossil
Pearl None Trade
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White N/A Revive Skull Fossil
Black2/White2 N/A Revive Skull Fossil

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is as hard as iron
IV Pokémon Pearl It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
IV Pokémon Platinum A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees

with headbutts.

IV Pokémon HeartGold Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver Cranidos toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.

V Pokémon Black A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
V Pokémon White A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
V Pokémon Black 2 A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
V Pokémon White 2 A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 244 338 -
229 255 349 383
76 85 179 196
Sp. Atk
58 65 159 174
Sp. Def
58 65 159 174
108 121 215 236

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Headbutt Normal.png 70 100 Physical
Start Leer Normal.png N/A 100 Status
6 Focus Energy Normal.png N/A N/A Status
10 Pursuit Dark.png 40 100 Physical
15 Take Down Normal.png 90 85 Physical
19 Scary Face Normal.png N/A 100 Status
24 Assurance Dark.png 50 100 Physical
28 Chip Away Normal.png 70 100 Physical
33 Ancientpower Rock.png 60 100 Special
37 Zen Headbutt Psychic.png 80 90 Physical
42 Screech Normal.png N/A 85 Status
46 Head Smash Rock.png 150 80 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM23 Smack Down Rock.png 50 100 Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.png 110 85 Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM66 Payback Dark.png 50 100 Physical
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.png -- -- Status
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

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

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

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

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] By TM/HM

[edit] By Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Cranidos Rampardos
Level 30

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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