Essentials

Kabutops

The Shellfish Pokémon

Kabutops

Rock Water

Abilities

Swift Swim

Doubles Speed during rain.

Battle Armor

Protects against critical hits.

Hidden Ability

Weak Armor

Raises Speed and lowers Defense by one stage each upon being hit by a physical move.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire ¼
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 4
  • Ground 2
  • Ice ½
  • Normal ½
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
141
Kanto
141 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
223 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Updated Johto
228 HeartGold, SoulSilver

Names

Japanese
カブトプス (kabutopusu)
Official roomaji
Kabutops
Korean
투구푸스
Chinese
鐮刀盔
French
Kabutops
German
Kabutops
Spanish
Kabutops
Italian
Kabutops

Breeding

Gender
⅞ male, ⅛ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Water 1
  • Water 3
Search:
Hatch counter
30 Search:
Steps to hatch
7905 / 4080

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
173 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Attack
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Kabuto Kabutops Level up, starting at level 40

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
60
38.7 293 324
Attack
115
87.1 298 329
Defense
105
86.8 278 309
Special Attack
65
49.2 198 229
Special Defense
70
52.9 208 239
Speed
80
65.9 228 259
Total
495
69.1

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯☆☆
Power
★✯✯✯☆
Skill
★✯☆
Stamina
★☆☆
Jump
★★☆
Total
6/12/19

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.

Generation 6
X

In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.

Y

A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.

Sprites

Kabutops Kabutops Kabutops Kabutops

Miscellany

Species
Shellfish Search:
Color
Brown Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
sea Search:
Footprint
Kabutops
Shape
Sciurine Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Kabutops
13

4'3.2"
1.3 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Kabutops
405

89.3 lb
40.5 kg

Locations

Pal Park

Area
Sea
Score
70
Rate
20

Moves

Rock and Water moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Kabutops's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Night Slash Dark physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Feint Normal physical 10 30 100% 2

Hits through Protect and Detect.

Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

Scratch Normal physical 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Harden Normal status 30

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

Absorb Grass special 25 20 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

34 34 10 13 13 6 6 6 6 6 Absorb Grass special 25 20 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

19 19 19 11 11 11 11 11 Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

25 25 16 16 16 16 16 Mud Shot Ground special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

28 31 31 21 21 21 21 21 Sand Attack Ground status 15 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

37 37 37 26 26 26 26 26 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

31 31 31 31 31 Aqua Jet Water physical 20 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

36 36 36 36 36 Mega Drain Grass special 15 40 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

39 39 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 Slash Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

46 46 Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

53 53 Hydro Pump Water special 5 110 80%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

46 46 45 45 45 45 45 Metal Sound Steel status 40 85%

Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.

54 54 54 54 54 Ancient Power Rock special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

63 63 63 63 63 Wring Out Normal special 5 * 100%

Power increases against targets with more HP remaining, up to a maximum of 121 power.

72 72 72 72 72 Night Slash Dark physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

51 55 55 Mega Drain Grass special 15 40 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

65 65 65 Ancient Power Rock special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
Egg, learned by Kabuto but not Kabutops
• • • • • • • • Aurora Beam Ice special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Attack by one stage.

• • • • • • • • Bubble Beam Water special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

• • • • • • • Confuse Ray Ghost status 10 100%

Confuses the target.

• • • • • • Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

• • • • • • • • Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• • Foresight Normal status 40

Forces the target to have no Evade, and allows it to be hit by Normal and Fighting moves even if it's a Ghost.

• • Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

• • • • • Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

• • • • • • • Knock Off Dark physical 20 65 100%

Target drops its held item.

• • • • • Mud Shot Ground special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

• • • • • • • • Rapid Spin Normal physical 40 20 100%

Frees the user from binding moves, removes Leech Seed, and blows away Spikes.

• • • • • Screech Normal status 40 85%

Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.

• Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Emerald
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ancient Power Rock special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Aqua Tail Water physical 10 90 90%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dive Water physical 10 80 100%

User dives underwater, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Earth Power Ground special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Knock Off Dark physical 20 65 100%

Target drops its held item.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Low Kick Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts more damage to heavier targets, with a maximum of 120 power.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mega Kick Normal physical 5 120 75%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Rollout Rock physical 20 30 90%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, resetting after five turns.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Superpower Fighting physical 5 120 100%

Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by one stage after inflicting damage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
03 03 03 03 03 Water Pulse Water special 20 60 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

02 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

04 Rollout Rock physical 20 30 90%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, resetting after five turns.

02 02 Razor Wind Normal special 10 80 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

03 03 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

05 05 Mega Kick Normal physical 5 120 75%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

01 01 Hone Claws Dark status 15

Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by one stage.

06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

08 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

08 08 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

09 09 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

10 10 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

11 11 Bubble Beam Water special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

12 12 Water Gun Water special 25 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

07 07 07 07 07 07 07 Hail Ice status 10

Changes the weather to a hailstorm for five turns.

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 Blizzard Ice special 5 110 70%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

17 17 Submission Fighting physical 20 80 80%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

19 19 Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

20 20 Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

31 31 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

16 Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

19 19 19 19 19 19 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

23 23 Smack Down Rock physical 15 50 100%

Removes any immunity to Ground damage.

27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

28 28 28 28 28 28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

31 31 31 31 31 31 31 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 Sandstorm Rock status 10

Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.

39 39 39 39 39 39 39 Rock Tomb Rock physical 15 60 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

40 40 40 40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

33 33 Reflect Psychic status 20

Reduces damage from physical attacks by half.

34 34 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

40 40 Skull Bash Normal physical 10 130 100%

Raises the user's Defense by one stage. User charges for one turn before attacking.

44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

55 55 55 Brine Water special 10 65 100%

Has double power against Pokémon that have less than half their max HP remaining.

58 58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

49 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

55 55 Scald Water special 15 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to burn the target.

68 68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

69 69 69 69 69 Rock Polish Rock status 20

Raises the user's Speed by two stages.

71 71 71 71 71 Stone Edge Rock physical 5 100 80%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

75 75 75 75 75 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

76 76 76 Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

78 78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

80 80 80 80 80 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

81 81 81 81 81 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

82 82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

87 87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

50 50 90 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

96 Nature Power Normal status 20

Uses a move which depends upon the terrain.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 Surf Water special 15 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dive users.

H5 H5 Waterfall Water physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

H6 H5 Whirlpool Water special 15 35 85%

Prevents the target from leaving battle and inflicts 1/16 its max HP in damage for 2-5 turns.

H6 H6 H6 H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

H7 H7 H7 H7 H7 Waterfall Water physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

H8 H8 H8 Rock Climb Normal physical 20 90 85%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

H8 H8 H6 Dive Water physical 10 80 100%

User dives underwater, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

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