Cranidos

Cranidos is a Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Head Butt Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Diamond It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its skull is as hard as iron.
Pearl It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its head butts.
Platinum A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
CRANIDOS toughen up their already rock-hard heads by headbutting one another.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with head butts.
X
Omega Ruby
It was resurrected from an iron ball-like fossil. It downs prey with its headbutts.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
A lifelong jungle dweller from 100 million years ago, it would snap obstructing trees with headbutts.
Sun It lived in jungles around a hundred million years ago. It used its skillful headbutts to combat Aerodactyl.
Moon In rock layers where Cranidos fossils are found, the fossilized trunks of trees snapped in two are also often found.

Evolution chart

Cranidos
#408
Cranidos
Rock

(Level 30)
Rampardos
#409
Rampardos
Rock

Name origin

cranium
brain or head, referring to Cranidos’ thick skull
-dos
common dinosaur suffix

Moves learned by Cranidos

Cranidos sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Cranidos  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cranidos  sprite from Black & White Cranidos  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Cranidos Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cranidos Shiny sprite from Black & White Cranidos Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Cranidos

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
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HeartGold
SoulSilver
Pewter City
Black
White
Nacrene City
Black 2
White 2
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X
Y
Ambrette Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
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Sun
Moon
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