Pokemon
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Cranidos
Rock Type
Head Butt Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #208

Pokemon Legends Arceus Cranidos is a Rock Type Head Butt Pokémon with a Erratic growth rate and a 1 Attack EV Yield. Cranidos can be found with Mold Breaker as an Ability; we recommend the Adamant Nature, based on 350 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

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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).

Cranidos Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
67
S
Attack
125
F
Defense
40
F
Special Attack
30
F
Special Defense
30
F
Speed
58
E
Total
350
Cranidos Details
Cranidos Detail
Best Nature
Adamant
+10% Attack
-10% Special Attack
Liked Foods
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Monster
Cranidos Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Mold Breaker
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.
Hidden Ability
Sheer Force
Sheer Force increases the power of moves that have beneficial secondary effects by 30%, but removes those additional effects.

How To Evolve Cranidos in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Cranidos requires (Level 30) to evolve into Rampardos.

Cranidos Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Cranidos
Rock Type
Level 30
Rampardos
Rock Type
Cranidos Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Cranidos
350
67
125
30
40
30
58
Stat Change
+145
+30
+40
+35
+20
+20
+0
Rampardos
495
97
165
65
60
50
58

Where To Find Cranidos Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Cranidos in PLA.

Cranidos has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 35 - 43 Rampardos, within the Stonetooth Rows location via Space-Time Distortions.

Coronet Highlands Cranidos Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Cranidos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 38
Coronet Highlands
Bolderoll Ravine
Space-Time Distortions
Common
Cranidos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 38
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Ruins
Space-Time Distortions
Common
Cranidos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 38
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Trail
Space-Time Distortions
Common
Cranidos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 38
Coronet Highlands
Sacred Plaza
Space-Time Distortions
Common
Cranidos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 38
Coronet Highlands
Stonetooth Rows
Space-Time Distortions
Common
Rampardos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 43
Coronet Highlands
Bolderoll Ravine
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Rampardos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 43
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Ruins
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Rampardos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 43
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Trail
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Rampardos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 43
Coronet Highlands
Sacred Plaza
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Rampardos
Rock Type
Lv. 35 - 43
Coronet Highlands
Stonetooth Rows
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare

Pokemon LA 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.

Cranidos Type Weakness
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?

Cranidos Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Palkia
Water Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Palkia
Water Type
Dragon Type
S
Garchomp
Dragon Type
Ground Type

What pokemon is Cranidos Strong Against?

Cranidos Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
Normal Type
S
Regigigas
Normal Type
S
Tornadus
Flying Type
S
Thundurus
Electric Type
Flying Type
S
Enamorus
Fairy Type
Flying Type

How To Complete Cranidos Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught124610
Number of large specimens caught12345
Times you have seen it use Ancient Power1361225
Number you've evolved1

Best Cranidos Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Cranidos Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Cranidos Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
47
Head Smash
Physical
225
80 5 User receives recoil damage.
37
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
29
Crunch
Physical
80
100 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
21
Iron Head
Physical
80
100 15 May cause flinching.
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 Bold
Red Text
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Cranidos Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Cranidos can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Cranidos Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(9)
Tackle
Normal Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
5
(14)
Ancient Power
Rock Type
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
9
(18)
Bite
Dark Type
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May cause flinching.
15
(25)
Rock Slide
Rock Type
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
21
(31)
Iron Head
Steel Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
29
(40)
Crunch
Dark Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
37
(48)
Double-Edge
Normal Type
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
47
(59)
Head Smash
Rock Type
Power:
225
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
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Cranidos Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Cranidos can learn from the Move Shop.

Cranidos Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Rock Smash
Fighting Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Bulldoze
Ground Type
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Stealth Rock
Rock Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
Focus Energy
Normal Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Increases critical hit ratio.
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
Fire Punch
Fire Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May burn opponent.
Thunder Punch
Electric Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Type
Power: 80
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
Rock Slide
Rock Type
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
Iron Head
Steel Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
Iron Tail
Steel Type
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Earth Power
Ground Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Stone Edge
Rock Type
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
Flamethrower
Fire Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
Thunderbolt
Electric Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
Ice Beam
Ice Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
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TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Hisuian Arcanine-Pokemon-Image
Hisuian Arcanine
FIRE-Type ROCK-Type 555 95 115 95 80 80 90
A
Rhyperior-Pokemon-Image
Rhyperior
GROUND-Type ROCK-Type 535 115 140 55 130 55 40
B
Probopass-Pokemon-Image
Probopass
ROCK-Type STEEL-Type 525 60 55 75 145 150 40
B
Hisuian Avalugg-Pokemon-Image
Hisuian Avalugg
ICE-Type ROCK-Type 514 95 127 34 184 36 38
B
Kleavor-Pokemon-Image
Kleavor
BUG-Type ROCK-Type 505 70 135 45 95 75 85
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