Armaldo is a dual type Rock and Bug Fossil Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Anorith starting at level 40, after it is revived from a Claw Fossil. Take a look below for 25 amazing and interesting facts about Armaldo.
1. Armaldo is a bipedal, amphibious Pokemon, somewhat resembling a mantis shrimp.
2. It is covered with thick, grayish-blue plates.
3. There are accents of yellow, black, white, and red throughout its body.
4. Its oblong eyes protrude from the sides of its head.
5. A black pattern with two red, teardrop-shaped spots covered the center of its head and a yellow lower jaw.
6. Three pairs of wing-like appendages extend from the sides of its long, thick neck.
7. A plate of armor on its back has four short spikes and two triangular, yellow-rimmed wings extending from underneath.
8. Its scaled chest and belly are rimmed with yellow lines as well, and there are two large yellow plates in the center of its chest.
9. Its segmented arms extend from holes in these plates, each with a large, black claw.
10. The legs are also segmented, with black knees.
11. A pair of black fins tips its long tail.
12. In ancient times, Armaldo lived on land by the water’s-edge, and dived into the ocean to hunt for prey.
13. The large wings on its back were used for swimming, while its thick shell protected it from enemy attacks.
14. Its strong claws can break stones and punch through a steel slab. Furthermore, they can be freely extended or retracted.
15. It is considered to be the ancestor of some Bug-type Pokémon.
16. Armaldo and its pre-evolution are the only Pokémon with the Ability Swift Swim that are also weak to Water.
17. Armaldo appears to be based upon the Anomalocaris, although it shares some physical traits with dinosaurs.
18. Armaldo may be a corruption of armor, or a combination of “armor” and “ald”, an old Saxon word meaning “old”.
19. Armaldo made its main series debut in Lights, Camerupt, Action!, where it was seen in a movie that was shown by Elijah. Its role in the movie was defending a castle where a Kirlia princess was held captive.
20. An Armaldo appeared in Where’s Armaldo?, where, after evolving from Anorith, it was captured by Team Rocket but ended up going on a rampage.
21. An Armaldo appeared in Wild in the Streets!, where it escaped the Oreburgh Mining Museum with the help of a rampaging Aerodactyl. It was briefly captured by Team Rocket, but it was then recalled back into its Poké Ball.
22. An Armaldo appeared in Dealing With Defensive Types!, where it and a Cradily sent Team Rocket blasting off from the Canalave Gym.
23. An Armaldo appeared in League Unleashed!, under the ownership of Nando. It was used in his battle against Ash in the Lily of the Valley Conference. It battled and defeated Staraptor before battling Quilava, which resulted in a double knockout.
24. Armaldo debuted in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.
25. An Armaldo appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as one of the Pokémon living in the Tree of Beginning. Also, another appeared during the opening sequence of the movie.