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 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

#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.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1HardenNormal
5ScratchNormal 40 100
10Sand AttackGround 100
15Aqua JetWater 40 100
20LeerNormal 100
25Mud ShotGround 55 95
30Ancient PowerRock 60 100
35BrineWater 65 100
41ProtectNormal
45Leech LifeBug 80 100
50LiquidationWater 85 100
55Metal SoundSteel 85
60Stone EdgeRock 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 BeamIce 65 100
Bubble BeamWater 65 100
Confuse RayGhost 100
FlailNormal 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Mega DrainGrass 40 100
Rapid SpinNormal 50 100
Take DownNormal 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 BeamRock 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
15DigGround 80 100
16ScreechNormal 85
21RestPsychic
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
23ThiefDark 60 100
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
31AttractNormal 100
32SandstormRock
33Rain DanceWater
35HailIce
36WhirlpoolWater 35 85
39FacadeNormal 70 100
48Rock TombRock 60 95
53Mud ShotGround 55 95
54Rock BlastRock 25 90
55BrineWater 65 100
76RoundNormal 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.
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.
01HeadbuttNormal 70 100
05RestPsychic
07ProtectNormal
08SubstituteNormal
09ReflectPsychic
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 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
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