Armaldo

Armaldo is a Rock/Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Plate Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 348
Type Rock Bug
Species Plate Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 150.4 lbs (68.2 kg)
Abilities 1. Battle Armor
Swift Swim (hidden ability)
Local № 136 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
141 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
234 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 173
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 30 (base 7,680 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 125
229 383
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 45
85 207
Total 495 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Armaldo.

Evolution chart

(Level 40)

Armaldo changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby ARMALDO’s tough armor makes all attacks bounce off. This POKéMON’s two enormous claws can be freely extended or contracted. They have the power to punch right through a steel slab.
Sapphire ARMALDO is a POKéMON species that became extinct in prehistoric times. This POKéMON is said to have walked on its hind legs, which would have been more convenient for life on land.
FireRed
LeafGreen
Protected by a hard shell, its body is very sturdy. It skewers prey with its claws to feed.
Emerald ARMALDO usually lives on land. However, when it hunts for prey, it dives beneath the ocean. It swims around using its two large wings.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It went ashore after evolving. Its entire body is clad in a sturdy armor.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Its enormous, retractable claws can cut through most anything. Its entire body is clad in sturdy plates.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It went ashore after evolving. Its entire body is clad in a sturdy armor.
X Its enormous, retractable claws can cut through most anything. Its entire body is clad in sturdy plates.
Y Protected by a hard shell, its body is very sturdy. It skewers prey with its claws to feed.
Omega Ruby Armaldo’s tough armor makes all attacks bounce off. This Pokémon’s two enormous claws can be freely extended or contracted. They have the power to punch right through a steel slab.
Alpha Sapphire Armaldo is a Pokémon species that became extinct in prehistoric times. This Pokémon is said to have walked on its hind legs, which would have been more convenient for life on land.
Ultra Sun It lived on land and went out into the sea to hunt for prey. Its sharp claws were its greatest weapon.
Ultra Moon Armaldo adapted from living in water to living on land. It has been determined that it is the ancestor of some bug Pokémon.

Moves learned by Armaldo

Moves learnt by level up

Armaldo learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal
1Mud SportGround
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
4Mud SportGround
7Water GunWater 40 100
10Fury CutterBug 40 95
13Smack DownRock 50 100
17Metal ClawSteel 50 95
21Ancient PowerRock 60 100
25Bug BiteBug 60 100
29BrineWater 65 100
34SlashNormal 70 100
39Crush ClawNormal 75 95
46X-ScissorBug 80 100
53ProtectNormal
61Rock BlastRock 25 90

Egg moves

Armaldo learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Armaldo egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWater 40 100
Cross PoisonPoison 70 100
CurseGhost
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
Sand AttackGround 100
ScreechNormal 85
Water PulseWater 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Armaldo can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BlockNormal
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Knock OffDark 65 100
LiquidationWater 85 100
Low KickFighting 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Armaldo is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Armaldo can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Armaldo learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal
1Mud SportGround
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
4Mud SportGround
7Water GunWater 40 100
10Fury CutterBug 40 95
13Smack DownRock 50 100
17Metal ClawSteel 50 95
21Ancient PowerRock 60 100
25SlashNormal 70 100
29BrineWater 65 100
34SlashNormal 70 100
39Crush ClawNormal 75 95
46X-ScissorBug 80 100
53ProtectNormal
61Rock BlastRock 25 90

Egg moves

Armaldo learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Armaldo egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWater 40 100
Cross PoisonPoison 70 100
CurseGhost
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
Sand AttackGround 100
ScreechNormal 85
Water PulseWater 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Armaldo. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bug BiteBug 60 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Armaldo is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Armaldo can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Armaldo sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Armaldo  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Armaldo  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Armaldo  sprite from Black & White Armaldo  sprite from X & Y Armaldo  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Armaldo Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Armaldo Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Armaldo Shiny sprite from Black & White Armaldo Shiny sprite from X & Y Armaldo Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Armaldo

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Anorith
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Anorith
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Anorith
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Evolve Anorith
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Anorith
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Anorith

Other languages

English Armaldo
Japanese アーマルド (Armaldo)
German Armaldo
French Armaldo

Name origin

armor
tough protective shell or clothing
armadilo
mammal with a tough shell