- Voice actor: Eric Stuart (both English and Japanese)
Kabuto's four insect-like legs have vanished and two long legs with two toes each stand in their place. Two long sharp claws (or sickles) extend from Kabutops's exoskeleton and several plates close the opening that used to be there. There are six hard spikes going down from the back of its neck, three on each side that lead down towards the beginning of its tail. Its head is covered in a rock-hard, semicircle-shaped armor. A stiff, brown tail protrudes from its back. Its gills have begun to change as it adapts to land. Its height is 4'03" and weight is 89.3 lbs.
Kabutops's sleek body enables it to swim faster by tucking in its limbs, folding up its claw-like sickles and wiggling. In battle, Kabutops uses its impressive scythes for offensive attacks. As a result, Kabutops is able to wield a variety of claw-based moves such as Night Slash, X-Scissor and Slash. In addition to this physical means of attacking, Kabutops gains access to health stealing moves such as Mega Drain and Giga Drain. Since Kabutops is now fully evolved, it is capable of learning two powerful moves: Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.
Kabutops is a fierce prehistoric predator. Adaptations in its body permit it to lead a more terrestrial lifestyle than its predecessors. It is also very adaptive as shown when its prey started living on land and Kabutops adapted to living on land as well.
The exact habitat of Kabuto is unknown, but so far Dome Fossils are found in all regions but Hoenn. Other facts would leave one to believe that Kabutops and Kabuto may have lived in the sea and in caves, although Kabutops could walk ashore on its newly developed legs.
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Kabutops cuts open prey with its claws, then sucks up the spilled bodily fluids. In ancient times, it hunted underwater for its prey.
A giant Kabutops also appeared in Pokémon Heroes. Oakley used ancient DNA to resurrect a Kabutops and an Aerodactyl to chase after Ash and Latias. In the English dub, they were once used by an evil Pokémon Trainer to torment the civilians of Alto Mare, but were drowned when a Latios brought water to the city. They have blank, yellow-tinted eyes with no pupils and are lined with a thick black outline.
Kabutops first seems to appear in Island of the Giant Pokémon on a theme park island populated with giant mechanical Pokémon.
A Kabutops appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
Kabutops, Shellfish Pokémon. The evolved form of Kabuto. It is believed this Pokémon became extinct tens of thousands of years ago. The details of its behavior are shrouded in mystery. Though some have speculated that they may still exist, none of this Pokémon have ever been seen alive.