Rampardos is a Rock type Fossil Pokemon introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from Cranidos starting at level 30, after it is revived from a Skull Fossil. Take a look below for 23 fun and fascinating facts about Rampardos.
1. Rampardos is a large, dark gray dinosaur like Pokemon resembling a Pachycephalosaurus.
2. It has a dome head, which obstructs its red eyes.
3. It has blue stripes, one on its tail and one on each of its knees and wrists.
4. It has various spikes: one on each knee, two on its blue collar on its neck, two short ones on its nose, and four on its head.
5. Two of these head spikes are bigger than the other two.
6. Its strength lies within its fierce head-butting attacks.
7. A charging Rampardos can knock down virtually anything with one hit.
8. 100 million years ago, it lived in jungles, where it tore down jungle trees while catching prey.
9. It enjoys barging into objects with its head to train its strength and reflexes.
10. This resulted in its skull becoming harder than steel and a foot thick, which prevents it from fainting if it crashes into anything, even another charging Rampardos.
11. In ancient times, people would dig up its well-developed skull fossil and use it as a helmet. However, because its skull became so thick, its brain also became even smaller than that of Cranidos, lending credence to the theory that its stupidity led to its extinction.
12. Rampardos has the highest base Attack stat of all Rock-type Pokémon.
13. Rampardos and its pre-evolved form are the only Fossil Pokémon of a single type.
14. Rampardos can be seen as a counterpart to Bastiodon. Both are Fossil Pokémon with extreme base stats; Rampardos has one of the highest Attack stats out of all non-Legendary Pokémon but has low defenses, while Bastiodon has great defenses but poor offenses.
15. Rampardos is based on the family of dinosaurs known as Pachycephalosauridae, although the head ornamentation resembles that of the Stygimoloch or the Dracorex because of its height.
16. Rampardos may be a combination of rampart (a defensive wall), ram (to slam into) or rampage and hard. Dos is derived from Cranidos.
17. Roark’s Cranidos evolved into a Rampardos in Wild in the Streets after being trapped in Meowth‘s net. It battled Ash during his rematch Gym battle in the next episode, defeating Aipom and Pikachu before being defeated by Turtwig. It reappeared for a second time in Ancient Family Matters!.
18. A Rampardos appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
19. A fossil of a Rampardos appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, where it was seen in the Pokémon School.
20. Rampardos is the Pokémon Heath controls in Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage – the Comic.
21. A Rampardos was used against Hiori and company during their final assault on Team Galactic’s base in Breaking Into The Enemy’s Lair!. It battled Lily’s Leafeon, compensating its weakness to Grass-type attacks with super-effective moves of its own.
22. Roark’s Cranidos evolved into a Rampardos in Brash Bronzong I, which Mr. Foreman congratulates him for.
23. Two Rampardos were amongst the Pokémon Charon conditioned into vicious fighting machines in Charon Must Be Stopped!.