Essentials

Cranidos

Head Butt Pokémon

Cranidos

Rock

Abilities

Mold Breaker

Bypasses targets' abilities if they could hinder or prevent a move.

Hidden Ability

Sheer Force

Strengthens moves with extra effects to 1.3× their power, but prevents their extra effects.

Damage Taken

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

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 4
National
408
Original Sinnoh
36 Diamond, Pearl
Extended Sinnoh
36 Platinum

Names

Japanese
ズガイドス (zugaidosu)
ズガイドス
Official roomaji
Zugaidos
Korean
두개도스
Chinese
頭蓋龍
头盖龙
French
Kranidos
German
Koknodon
Spanish
Cranidos
Italian
Cranidos

Breeding

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

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
70 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Attack
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
slow then very fast Search:

Wild held items

Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing
Generation 7 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Cranidos Rampardos Level up, starting at level 30

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
67
51.3 307 338
Attack
125
90.8 318 349
Defense
40
10.6 148 179
Special Attack
30
5.7 128 159
Special Defense
30
3.3 128 159
Speed
58
37.9 184 215
Total
350
30.0

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯☆
Power
★✯✯✯☆
Skill
★✯✯
Stamina
★✯☆
Jump
★★☆
Total
6/14/18

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.

Generation 6
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.

Generation 7
Moon

In rock layers where Cranidos fossils are found, the fossilized trunks of trees snapped in two are also often found.

Sprites

Cranidos Cranidos

Miscellany

Species
Head Butt Pokémon Search:
Color
Blue Search:
Cry
Footprint
Cranidos
Shape
Sciurine Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Cranidos
9

2'11.4"
0.9 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Cranidos
315

69.4 lb
31.5 kg

Locations

Pal Park

Area
Mountain
Score
70
Rate
20

Moves

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

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

Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Generation 7 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

6 6 6 6 6 6 Focus Energy Normal status 30

Increases the user's chance to score a critical hit.

10 10 10 10 10 10 Pursuit Dark physical 20 40 100%

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

15 15 15 15 15 15 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

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

19 19 19 19 19 19 Scary Face Normal status 10 100%

Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

24 24 24 24 24 24 Assurance Dark physical 10 60 100%

Power is doubled if the target has already received damage this turn.

28 28 28 28 Chip Away Normal physical 20 70 100%

Ignores the target's stat modifiers.

28 28 33 33 33 33 Ancient Power Rock special 5 60 100%

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

33 33 37 37 37 37 Zen Headbutt Psychic physical 15 80 90%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

37 37 42 42 42 42 Screech Normal status 40 85%

Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.

43 43 46 46 46 46 Head Smash Rock physical 5 150 80%

User receives 1/2 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Generation 7 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • Crunch Dark physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

• • • • • Curse Ghost status 10

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

• • • • • • Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

• • • • • • Hammer Arm Fighting physical 10 100 90%

Lowers user's Speed by one stage.

• • • • Iron Head Steel physical 15 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

• • • • Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

• • • • • • Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

• • • • • • Slam Normal physical 20 80 75%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

• • • • • • Stomp Normal physical 20 65 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

• • • • • • Thrash Normal physical 10 120 100%

Hits every turn for 2-3 turns, then confuses the user.

• • • • • • Whirlwind Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Generation 7 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Ancient Power Rock special 5 60 100%

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

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Dragon Pulse Dragon special 10 85 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Earth Power Ground special 10 90 100%

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

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Endeavor Normal physical 5 * 100%

Lowers the target's HP to equal the user's.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Fire Punch Fire physical 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Iron Head Steel physical 15 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

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

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Shock Wave Electric special 20 60

Never misses.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Sleep Talk Normal status 10

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

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

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

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Spite Ghost status 10 100%

Lowers the PP of the target's last used move by 4.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Superpower Fighting physical 5 120 100%

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

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Thunder Punch Electric physical 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Uproar Normal special 10 90 100%

Forced to use this move for several turns. Pokémon cannot fall asleep in that time.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Zen Headbutt Psychic physical 15 80 90%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Generation 7 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
05 05 05 05 05 05 Roar Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

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

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

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.

11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

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 Blizzard Ice special 5 110 70%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

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 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

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

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

23 23 23 23 Smack Down Rock physical 15 50 100%

Removes any immunity to Ground damage.

23 23 Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

24 24 24 24 24 24 Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

25 25 25 25 25 25 Thunder Electric special 10 110 70%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

26 26 26 26 26 26 Earthquake Ground physical 10 100 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dig users.

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 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

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

32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 34 Shock Wave Electric special 20 60

Never misses.

35 35 35 35 35 35 Flamethrower Fire special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

37 37 37 37 37 37 Sandstorm Rock status 10

Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.

38 38 38 38 38 38 Fire Blast Fire special 5 110 85%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

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.

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

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

43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

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

44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

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 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

48 48 48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

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

56 56 56 56 56 56 Fling Dark physical 10 * 100%

Throws held item at the target; power depends on the item.

59 59 59 Incinerate Fire special 15 60 100%

Destroys the target's held berry.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

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

59 59 Dragon Pulse Dragon special 10 85 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

66 66 66 66 66 66 Payback Dark physical 10 50 100%

Power is doubled if the target has already moved this turn.

69 69 69 69 69 69 Rock Polish Rock status 20

Raises the user's Speed by two stages.

71 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 75 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

78 78 78 78 Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

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

76 76 Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

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 80 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

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 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

87 87 87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 85%

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

88 88 88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

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

90 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 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

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

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

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

98 98 Power-Up Punch Fighting physical 20 40 100%

Raises the user's Attack by one stage after inflicting damage.

100 100 100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H6 H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

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

H8 H8 Rock Climb Normal physical 20 90 85%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

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