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 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 40.5 kg (89.3 lbs)
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)
126 (The Crown Tundra)

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

#140
Kabuto
Rock · Water
(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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
A slim and fast swimmer. It sliced its prey with its sharp sickles and drank the body fluids.
Sword Kabutops slices its prey apart and sucks out the fluids. The discarded body parts become food for other Pokémon.
Shield The cause behind the extinction of this species is unknown. Kabutops were aggressive Pokémon that inhabited warm seas.

Moves learned by Kabutops

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1FeintNormal 30 100
1HardenNormal
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1Sand AttackGround 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SlashNormal 70 100
15Aqua JetWater 40 100
20LeerNormal 100
25Mud ShotGround 55 95
30Ancient PowerRock 60 100
35BrineWater 65 100
43ProtectNormal
49Leech LifeBug 80 100
56LiquidationWater 85 100
63Metal SoundSteel 85
70Stone EdgeRock 100 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Kabutops learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SlashNormal 70 100

Egg moves

Kabutops does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWater 60 100
Meteor BeamRock 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

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:

Kabutops sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Sword Location data not yet available
Shield Evolve Kabuto

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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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