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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Cranidos

Cranidos
Head Butt Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Cranidos is a Rock Type Head Butt Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Cranidos can be found with Mold Breaker as an Ability and has a Erratic growth rate with a 1 Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Adamant Nature, based on 350 combined Base Stats.

Brilliant Diamond Exclusive

Cranidos Stats and Abilities

Based on Cranidos Base IVs we consider this pokemon E-Tier choice. Cranidos Highest IV Stat is Attack 125 and the Lowest being Special Attack 30.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP67244338
A
Attack125229383
F
Defense4076196
F
Special Attack3058174
F
Special Defense3058174
F
Speed58108236
E
Total350
Cranidos Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Adamant
+10% Attack
-10% Special Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Dry
EV Yield1 Attack
Growth RateErratic
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsMonster
Egg Cycles30 (7,454–7,710 steps)
Abilities Description
Mold Breaker
Ability 1
Mold Breaker prevents a target's ability from affecting moves that the Mold Breaker Pokémon uses. It only affects abilities that change the power, accuracy or other effects of moves.
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Sheer Force increases the power of moves that have beneficial secondary effects by 30%, but removes those additional effects.

How To Evolve Cranidos in BDSP

Cranidos requires (Level 30) to evolve into Rampardos.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Cranidos
Level 30
Rampardos

Where To Find Cranidos in BDSP

How To Get Cranidos In Pokemon Brilliant Diamond. Cranidos is a Rock type Fossil Pokemon that evolves into Rampardos, this Pokemon has a higher Attack between the two exclusive Fossil Pokemon.

Location: Mining Museum

  1. Talk to the old man in the house next to the Pokemon Center in Eterna City to obtain an Explorer Kit.
  2. Go outside the building and select the Kit from the Key Items section of your bag to be transported underground.
  3. Shiny dots will appear on your map; those are item locations, you will need to approach them and dig them up.
  4. Once you find the Skull Fossil, go to Orebergh City.
  5. Go to the Mining Museum and speak to the man behind the counter and leave your fossil with him.
  6. Leave the building and then come back inside. After speaking to the man again, your fossil will now be a level 20 Cranidos.
Note: It may take some time to find a Skull Fossil while digging. They are rare. Cranidos is exclusive to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond. If you want Cranidos in Pokemon Shining Pearl, you will need to trade for it.

Cranidos has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 20 Cranidos, within the Mining Museum location using the Fossil method.

Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Mining Museum
Interact
Cranidos
Lv. 20

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Cranidos Weakness

Cranidos is a Rock Type pokemon. This will cause Cranidos to take More Damage from Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Grass Type Moves, and Less Damage from Normal, Flying, Poison, Fire Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Fighting
Ground
Steel
Water
Grass
0.5x
Less Damage
Normal
Flying
Poison
Fire
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Cranidos Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Celebi

What pokemon is Cranidos Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Slaking
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Best Moves Cranidos in BDSP

Best Moveset for Cranidos Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
46
Head Smash
Physical
225
80 5 User receives recoil damage.
15
Take Down
Physical
90
85 20 User receives recoil damage.
37
Zen Headbutt
Physical
80
90 15 May cause flinching.
1
Headbutt
Physical
70
100 15 May cause flinching.

Best Moveset for Cranidos TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM14
Blizzard
Special
110
70 5 May freeze opponent.
TM38
Fire Blast
Special
110
85 5 May burn opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Special
110
70 10 May paralyze opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Physical
100
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Cranidos Level Up Moves

List of Moves Cranidos can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Headbutt
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
1
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
6
Focus Energy
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Increases critical hit ratio.
10
Rock Polish
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
15
Take Down
Power: 90
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
19
Scary Face
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
24
Assurance
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if opponent already took damage in the same turn.
28
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
33
Ancient Power
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
37
Zen Headbutt
Power: 80
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
42
Screech
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
46
Head Smash
Power:
225
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
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Cranidos TM Moves

List of Moves Cranidos can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM24
Thunderbolt
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM34
Shock Wave
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power: 110
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power:
90
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM56
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM59
Dragon Pulse
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth. This attack never misses.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM69
Rock Polish
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
TM71
Stone Edge
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Cranidos Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Cranidos can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Crunch
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Thrash
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User attacks for 2-3 turns but then becomes confused.
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
Slam
Power: 80
Acc: 75
PP: 20
Physical

Stomp
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May cause flinching.
Whirlwind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
Hammer Arm
Power: 100
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

Lowers user's Speed.
Curse
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Ghosts lose 50% of max HP and curse the opponent; Non-Ghosts raise Attack, Defense and lower Speed.
Iron Head
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
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