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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Kabuto

Kabuto
Shellfish Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Kabuto is a Rock and Water Type Shellfish Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Kabuto can be found with Swift Swim, Battle Armor and Weak Armor as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Lax Nature, based on 355 combined Base Stats.

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Kabuto Stats and Abilities

Based on Kabuto Base IVs we consider this pokemon E-Tier choice. Kabuto Highest IV Stat is Defense 90 and the Lowest being Special Defense 45.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP30170264
D
Attack80148284
E
Defense90166306
E
Special Attack55103229
F
Special Defense4585207
F
Speed55103229
E
Total355
Kabuto Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Lax
+10% Defense
-10% Special Defense
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Bitter
EV Yield1 Defense
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsWater 1, Water 3
Egg Cycles30 (7,454–7,710 steps)
Abilities Description
Swift Swim
Ability 1
Swift Swim doubles the ability-bearer's Speed during rain.
Battle Armor
Ability 2
Battle Armor prevents the Pokémon from receiving a critical hit.
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
When a Pokémon with Weak Armor is hit by a physical move, its Defense drops one stage, but its Speed increases by one stage.

How To Evolve Kabuto in BDSP

Kabuto requires (Level 40) to evolve into Kabutops.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Kabuto
Level 40
Kabutops

Where To Find Kabuto in BDSP

Kabuto has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 20 Kabuto, 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
Kabuto
Lv. 20

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Kabuto Weakness

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

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

What pokemon is Kabuto Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou

What pokemon is Kabuto Strong Against?

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

Best Moveset for Kabuto Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
60
Stone Edge
Physical
150
80 5 High critical hit ratio.
50
Liquidation
Physical
127.5
100 10 The user slams into the target using a full-force blast of water. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
45
Leech Life
Physical
80
100 10 User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
35
Brine
Special
97.5
100 10 Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.

Best Moveset for Kabuto TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM14
Blizzard
Special
110
70 5 May freeze opponent.
TM71
Stone Edge
Physical
150
80 5 High critical hit ratio.
TM13
Ice Beam
Special
90
100 10 May freeze opponent.
TM95
Surf
Special
135
100 15 Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
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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Kabuto Level Up Moves

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

Lvl Move Desc
1
Absorb
Power: 20
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
1
Harden
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Defense.
5
Scratch
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

10
Sand Attack
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
15
Aqua Jet
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

User attacks first.
20
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
25
Mud Shot
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
30
Ancient Power
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
35
Brine
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.
41
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
45
Leech Life
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
50
Liquidation
Power:
127.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

The user slams into the target using a full-force blast of water. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
55
Metal Sound
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Special Defense.
60
Stone Edge
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
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Kabuto TM Moves

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

TM Move Desc
TM03
Water Pulse
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM07
Hail
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Non-Ice types are damaged 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.
TM19
Giga Drain
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
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.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power:
90
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
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.
TM49
Scald
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM55
Brine
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
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.
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.
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.
TM95
Surf
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM99
Waterfall
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
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Kabuto Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Kabuto can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Aurora Beam
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May lower opponent's Attack.
Bubble Beam
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May lower opponent's Speed.
Confuse Ray
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Confuses opponent.
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
Knock Off
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Removes opponent's held item for the rest of the battle.
Rapid Spin
Power: 20
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Physical

Removes effects of trap moves.
Take Down
Power: 90
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
Mega Drain
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
Mud Shot
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Icy Wind
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Screech
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
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