Kabuto

Kabuto is a Rock/Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Shellfish Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 140
Type Rock Water
Species Shellfish Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 11.5 kg (25.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Battle Armor
Weak Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 140 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
222 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
140 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
227 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
229 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
140 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
125 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 71
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 3
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 30 (7,454–7,710 steps)

Base stats

HP 30
170 264
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 90
166 306
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 55
103 229
Total 355 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 Kabuto.

Evolution chart

#140
Kabuto
Rock · Water
(Level 40)

Kabuto changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
A POKéMON that was resurrected from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor eons ago.
Yellow A POKéMON that was recovered from a fossil. It uses the eyes on its back while hiding on the sea floor.
Gold On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
Silver This POKéMON lived in ancient times. On rare occasions, it has been discovered as a living fossil.
Crystal Three hundred million years ago, it hid on the sea floor. It also has eyes on its back that glow.
Ruby
Sapphire
KABUTO is a POKéMON that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The POKéMON has not changed at all for 300 million years.
FireRed This POKéMON was regenerated from the fossil of an ancient creature. It protects itself with a hard shell.
LeafGreen A POKéMON that was regenerated from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor long ago.
Emerald It is a POKéMON that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in rare cases, living examples have been discovered. KABUTO have not changed for 300 million years.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
HeartGold On rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
SoulSilver This Pokémon lived in ancient times. On rare occasions, it has been discovered as a living fossil.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
X It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
Y This Pokémon was regenerated from the fossil of an ancient creature. It protects itself with a hard shell.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Kabuto is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The Pokémon has not changed at all for 300 million years.
Ultra Sun This Pokémon thrived 300 million years ago. It’s said that living specimens can still be seen in a certain region—a rare sight.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon became extinct everywhere, except in a few areas. It protects itself with its hard shell.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
A Pokémon that was recovered from a fossil. It used the eyes on its back while hiding on the seafloor.
Sword This species is almost entirely extinct. Kabuto molt every three days, making their shells harder and harder.
Shield While some say this species has gone extinct, Kabuto sightings are apparently fairly common in some places.

Moves learned by Kabuto

Moves learnt by level up

Kabuto learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1HardenNormalStatus
5ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
10Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
15Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
20LeerNormalStatus 100
25Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
30Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
35BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
41ProtectNormalStatus
45Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
50LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
55Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
60Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80

Egg moves

Kabuto learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Kabuto egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85

Move Tutor moves

Kabuto can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

Kabuto is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
15DigGroundPhysical 80 100
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
21RestPsychicStatus
22Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
32SandstormRockStatus
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
48Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
54Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Kabuto is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Kabuto learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6HardenNormalStatus
12LeerNormalStatus 100
18AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
24Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
30Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
36Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
42Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
48Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Kabuto is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
09ReflectPsychicStatus
10DigGroundPhysical 80 100
12FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
22Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
25WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
29ScaldWaterSpecial 80 100
47SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
51BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
53Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
55Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
56Stealth RockRockStatus

Kabuto sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Kabuto  sprite from Red & Blue Kabuto  sprite from Silver Kabuto  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Kabuto  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Kabuto  sprite from Black & White Kabuto  sprite from X & Y Kabuto  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Kabuto  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Kabuto Shiny sprite from Silver Kabuto Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Kabuto Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Kabuto Shiny sprite from Black & White Kabuto Shiny sprite from X & Y Kabuto Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Kabuto

Red
Blue
Yellow
Cinnabar Island
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Cinnabar Island
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Oreburgh City
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Pewter City
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Nacrene City
X
Y
Ambrette Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Rustboro City
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Cinnabar Island
Sword Location data not yet available
Shield Roaring-Sea Caves

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Kabuto
Japanese カブト (Kabuto)
German Kabuto
French Kabuto

Name origin

kabuto
type of helmet used by ancient Japanese warriors