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 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
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)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (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

(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.

Moves learned by Kabuto

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal
1ScratchNormal 40 100
6AbsorbGrass 20 100
11LeerNormal 100
16Mud ShotGround 55 95
21Sand AttackGround 100
26EndureNormal
31Aqua JetWater 40 100
36Mega DrainGrass 40 100
41Metal SoundSteel 85
46Ancient PowerRock 60 100
50Wring OutNormal 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aurora BeamIce 65 100
Bubble BeamWater 65 100
Confuse RayGhost 100
FlailNormal 100
ForesightNormal
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Knock OffDark 65 100
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
ScreechNormal 85
Take DownNormal 90 85

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
69Rock PolishRock
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Kabuto 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Hydro PumpWater 110 80 Generation 1 — Level up
SlashNormal 70 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 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

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.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
6HardenNormal
12LeerNormal 100
18AbsorbGrass 20 100
24Aqua JetWater 40 100
30Rock ThrowRock 50 90
36Sand AttackGround 100
42Rock SlideRock 75 90
48Leech LifeBug 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.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
5RestPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
9ReflectPsychic
10DigGround 80 100
12FacadeNormal 70 100
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
25WaterfallWater 80 100
27ToxicPoison 90
29ScaldWater 80 100
47SurfWater 90 100
51BlizzardIce 110 70
53Mega DrainGrass 40 100
55Ice BeamIce 90 100
56Stealth RockRock

Kabuto sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

Other languages

English Kabuto
Japanese カブト (Kabuto)
German Kabuto
French Kabuto

Name origin

kabuto
type of helmet used by ancient Japanese warriors