Fossil Pokémon are Pokémon which can be obtained from specific fossils.
All of these Pokémon are of dual -Type, except for Cranidos. They all evolve at Level 40 with the exception of Cranidos and Shieldon, which evolve at Level 30, then Archen and Tirtouga, which evolve at Level 37, and Aerodactyl, who does not evolve at all. In Generation IV, addtional Fossils can be also found in the Underground or Ruins of Alph. In Generation V, additional Fossils can be also found in Twist Mountain or Antique Shops in Join Avenue. In Generation VI, additional Fossils can be also found in Glittering Cave.
- 1 Generation I Fossil Pokémon
- 2 Generation III Fossil Pokémon
- 3 Generation IV Fossil Pokémon
- 4 Generation V Fossil Pokémon
- 5 Generation VI Fossil Pokémon
Generation I Fossil Pokémon
Kabuto and Kabutops
Omanyte and Omastar
Aerodactyl is a fossil and -Type Pokémon revived from Old Amber. Aerodactyl is the only Fossil Pokémon that doesn't evolve. Its name and design the prehistoric animal, Pterodactyls. Aerodactyl is the only Flying/Rock Type Pokémon until Generation V. In the game and manga it is revived in Cinnabar Island
Generation III Fossil Pokémon
These Fossils can be found in the desert area east of Lavaridge Town in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. They are in the Crumbling Tower which requires a Mach Bike to get to the top. They can be brought back to life by a Devon worker in Rustboro City. You can get the fossil you did not choose after beating the Elite 4 and going to the fossil maniac's house.
Anorith and Armaldo
Lileep and Cradily
Generation IV Fossil Pokémon
Cranidos and Rampardos
Cranidos is a head butt -Type Pokémon revived from a Skull Fossil. It evolves into Rampardos. Its fossil can only be obtained in Pokémon Diamond or in Pokémon Platinum if the last digit of your trainer ID is an odd number. It is the only Fossil Pokémon who only has one type. It is based on the dinosaur Pachycephalosaurus.
Shieldon and Bastiodon
Shieldon is a shield and -Type Pokémon revived from an Armor Fossil. It evolves into Bastiodon. Its fossil can only be obtained in Pokémon Pearl, Pokémon Platinum, and Pokemon Black & White if the last digit of your trainer ID is an even number. It is based on a ceratopsian dinosaur, like Triceratops.
Generation V Fossil Pokémon
These fossil are found inside the Relic Castle the player can bring these Pokémon back to life at the Nacrene Museum.
Tirtouga and Carracosta
Archen and Archeops
Generation VI Fossil Pokémon
These fossil are found inside the Glittering Cave the player can bring these Pokémon back to life at the Fossil Lab.