Kabutops

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

Pokédex data

National № 141
Type Rock Water
Species Shellfish Pokémon
Height 4′03″ (1.3 m)
Weight 89.3 lbs (40.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Battle Armor
Weak Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 141 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
223 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
141 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
228 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
230 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
141 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 173
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 60
230 324
Attack 115
211 361
Defense 105
193 339
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 80
148 284
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 Kabutops.

Evolution chart

(Level 40)

Kabutops changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains the body fluids.
Yellow A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.
Gold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Silver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient POKéMON rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Crystal It was able to swim quickly through the water by compactly folding up its razor-sharp sickles.
Ruby
Sapphire
KABUTOPS swam underwater to hunt for its prey in ancient times. The POKéMON was apparently evolving from being a water-dweller to living on land as evident from the beginnings of change in its gills and legs.
FireRed It swims freely through water. It catches prey with its scythe-like arms and drains the victim’s fluids.
LeafGreen Its sleek shape is perfect for swimming. It slashes prey with its claws and drains their fluids.
Emerald KABUTOPS once swam underwater to hunt for prey. It was apparently evolving from being a water dweller to living on land as evident from changes in its gills and legs.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
HeartGold In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
SoulSilver With sharp claws, this ferocious, ancient Pokémon rips apart prey and sucks their body fluids.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is thought that this Pokémon came onto land because its prey adapted to life on land.
X In the water, it tucks in its limbs to become more compact, then it wiggles its shell to swim fast.
Y A slim and fast swimmer. It slices its prey with its sharp sickles and drinks the body fluids.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Kabutops swam underwater to hunt for its prey in ancient times. The Pokémon was apparently evolving from being a water dweller to living on land as evident from the beginnings of change in its gills and legs.
Ultra Sun Its body had begun to change so it could function on land. But it didn’t adapt in time and went extinct.
Ultra Moon It swims at speeds of roughly 29 knots, quickly closing in on its prey and slashing into them with its scythes to finish them off.

Moves learned by Kabutops

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1FeintNormal 30 100
1HardenNormal
1LeerNormal 100
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SlashNormal 70 100
6AbsorbGrass 20 100
11LeerNormal 100
16Mud ShotGround 55 95
21Sand AttackGround 100
26EndureNormal
31Aqua JetWater 40 100
36Mega DrainGrass 40 100
45Metal SoundSteel 85
54Ancient PowerRock 60 100
63Wring OutNormal 100
72Night SlashDark 70 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Kabutops learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SlashNormal 70 100

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
LiquidationWater 85 100
Low KickFighting 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Kabutops 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
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
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
96Nature PowerNormal
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Kabutops 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
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 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
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 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
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
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
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1Confuse RayGhost 100
1FeintNormal 30 100
1HardenNormal
1LeerNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1ScreechNormal 85
1SlashNormal 70 100
6HardenNormal
12LeerNormal 100
18AbsorbGrass 20 100
24Aqua JetWater 40 100
30Rock ThrowRock 50 90
36Sand AttackGround 100
45Rock SlideRock 75 90
54Leech LifeBug 80 100
63Swords DanceNormal

Moves learnt on evolution

Kabutops learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SlashNormal 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Kabutops 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
13Brick BreakFighting 75 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
24X-ScissorBug 80 100
25WaterfallWater 80 100
27ToxicPoison 90
29ScaldWater 80 100
47SurfWater 90 100
48Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
49SuperpowerFighting 120 100
51BlizzardIce 110 70
53Mega DrainGrass 40 100
55Ice BeamIce 90 100
56Stealth RockRock

Kabutops sprites

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

Where to find Kabutops

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Kabuto
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Kabuto
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Kabuto
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Evolve Kabuto
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Kabuto
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Kabuto

Other languages

English Kabutops
Japanese カブトプス (Kabutops)
German Kabutops
French Kabutops

Name origin

kabuto
type of helmet used by ancient Japanese warriors
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