Cranidos < Rampardos > Shieldon
Species Type
Head Butt Pokémon Rock.gif
Number Ability
#409 Mold Breaker
Sheer Force
Height Weight
5'3″ (1.6m) 226 lbs. (102.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Cranidos None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster 45
Tier EV Yield
NU/RU 2 Attack Points

Rampardos (ラムパルド) is the 37th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Rock-Type, and it is known as the Head Butt Pokémon.

Rampardos uses the Mold Breaker Ability. This Ability allows its moves to work as they normally would regardless of the Ability that the opponent is using. A second Ability is available to Rampardos from the Dream World, the Sheer Force Ability. This Ability increases the power of its attacks that have a secondary effect by 33%, but those secondary effects are lost, which also include Life Orb recoil.

Cranidos can evolve into Rampardos at Level 30.

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




Rampardos very closely resembles a dinosaur. Similar to Cranidos, its body is dark gray, and it has a hard, blue plate on its head. Rampardos also has four spikes in the back of its head and two in the front. There are an additional two spikes on its neck, and on each leg. Rampardos has blue stripes all over its body.

Gender Differences

Rampardos does not have any gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

The only way to obtain a Rampardos is to evolve a Cranidos, which is consistent in both Generation IV and Generation V.

Spin-Off Games

Rampardos appears at Hidden Land 1F-15F & I1F-8F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, but Rampardos cannot be recruited here, which leaves evolution as the only means of obtaining Rampardos in these three games. Rampardos is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Forest 1F-12F.

Rampardos is a Boss Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but can be obtained at Peril Cliff on a subsequent trip after winning the Boss Battle. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Rampardos appears at Rasp Cavern's Exit and within the Submarine after it crashes in the Present, and in the Thunder Temple missions "Pikachu Pursuit!" and "Panic at the Perplexing Temple" by defeating it or its pre-evolved form and obtaining its Slate.

Rampardos can be found at World Axle Cave B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Rampardos is listed in Pokémon Organized Play Series 6 as a Rare Card, and is listed as a Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures, Platinum, and Rising Rivals sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Roark used a Rampardos in Ash's rematch in the Oreburgh Gym. Rampardos defeated Aipom and Pikachu before falling to Turtwig. Roark would also use his Rampardos in a battle against his father Byron, who would best Rampardos with a Bastiodon.


Roark's Rampardos and a Wild Rampardos appear in the film Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Rampardos's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Rampardos boasts the highest Attack Statistic outside the Uber Tier and third highest Attack behind only Black Kyurem and Deoxys Attack Forme, but its defenses and Speed really let it down, relegating it to the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Its high Attack is a legitimate threat to sweep, especially with Trick Room support, but faster Pokémon--especially those that use Special Attacks--could easily defeat it in one hit.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Cranidos
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White None Evolve Cranidos
Black2/White2 None Evolve Cranidos

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV Diamond Its powerful headbutt has enough power to shatter even the most durable things upon impact.
Pearl Its skull is as hard as iron. It is a brute that tears down jungle trees while catching prey.
Platinum If two were to smash their heads together, their foot-thick skulls would keep them from fainting.
HeartGold Its skull withstands impacts of any magnitude. As a result, its brain never gets the chance to grow.
SoulSilver Its skull withstands impacts of any magnitude. As a result, its brain never gets the chance to grow.
V Black If two were to smash their heads together, their foot-thick skulls would keep them from fainting.
White If two were to smash their heads together, their foot-thick skulls would keep them from fainting.
Black 2 If two were to smash their heads together, their foot-thick skulls would keep them from fainting.
White 2 If two were to smash their heads together, their foot-thick skulls would keep them from fainting.
VI X Its skull withstands impacts of any magnitude. As a result, its brain never gets the chance to grow.
Y Its skull is as hard as iron, it is a brute that tears down jungle trees while catching prey.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 304 398 .
301 335 429 471
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
94 105 199 218
108 121 215 236


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
6 Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
10 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
15 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
19 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
24 Assurance Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
28 Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
30 Endeavor Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
36 Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
43 Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
51 Screech Normal.gif N/A 85 Other.png
58 Head Smash Rock.gif 150 80 Physical.png


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
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 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
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 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
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 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
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

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

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
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.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 Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

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

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 30

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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