Fossil Pokémon are some of the coolest and most unique of the set. The Pokémon series is filled with interesting subsets of Pokémon, but the prehistoric ones have always seemed to really captivate the fanbase. When Twitch Plays Pokémon was a craze, quality memes like Lord Helix popped out of nowhere thanks to them.
Lord Helix may be a thing of the past, but Fossil Pokémon are back in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in some new and improved ways. Let’s look at which Fossil Pokémon are exclusive to each game and learn how to get each of them.
How to Get Fossils in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
In past iterations of the series, you’d have to make a careful choice between which fossils you’d want to invest in. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it’s a bit different because you have the option of collecting the five fossils from your version of the game as well as trading for the five fossils in the other version of the game.
Another big difference from previous games in the Pokémon series is that you don’t have to go through the tedious task of making your way through caves and dungeons to find these fossils. Instead, they’re all available in shops in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
In Konikoni City, you can find Olivia’s shop. It’s located at the city’s crossroads, across from the Pokémon Center. Olivia’s shop sells rare stones, including the fossils that can unlock these Fossil Pokémon. All of the fossils cost 7,000 Pokédollars, and you can only purchase one of each fossil.
Depending on which version of the game you’re playing, the old woman in the shop will have five different fossils. In Pokémon Ultra Sun, it’s Claw, Skull, Helix, Cover, and Jaw. In Pokémon Ultra Moon, it’s Sail, Plume, Dome, Root, and Armor. Check out the headings below for each game to discover which Pokémon is unlocked by which fossil.
Pokémon Ultra Sun Fossil Pokémon
Anorith is a Generation III Pokémon of Rock/Bug type that evolves into Armaldo. You can get this Pokémon from the Claw Fossil.
Cranidos is a Generation IV Pokémon of Rock type that evolves into Rampardos. You can get this Pokémon from the Skull Fossil.
Omanyte is a Generation I Pokémon of Rock/Water type that evolves into Omastar. You can get this Pokémon from the Helix Fossil.
Tirtouga is a Generation V Pokémon of Water/Rock type that evolves into Carracosta. You can get this Pokémon from the Cover Fossil.
Tyrunt is a Generation VI Pokémon of Rock/Dragon type that evolves into Tyrantrum. You can get this Pokémon from the Jaw Fossil.
Pokémon Ultra Moon Fossil Pokémon
Amaura is a Generation VI Pokémon of Rock/Ice type that evolves into Aurorus. You can get this Pokémon from the Sail Fossil.
Archen is a Generation V Pokémon of Rock/Water type that evolves into Archeops. You can get this Pokémon from the Plume Fossil.
Kabuto is a Generation I Pokémon of Rock/Water type that evolves into Kabutops. You can get this Pokémon from the Dome Fossil.
Lileep is a Generation III Pokémon of Rock/Grass type that evolves into Cradily. You can get this Pokémon from the Root Fossil.
Shieldon is a Generation IV Pokémon of Rock/Steel type that evolves into Bastiodon. You can get this Pokémon from the Armor Fossil.
How to Get Pokémon from Fossils in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Now that you’re able to pick out which fossil you want, we need to figure out how to get the associated Pokemon from that fossil.
Head to the Pokémon Center on Route 8. From there, you want to go up until you’re able to turn right into a forest. Inside of this forest, you’ll find a man inside of a recreation vehicle that can revive your fossils. This is the Fossil Restoration Center.
His dialogue is a little weird, as you may expect from someone in an RV in the woods, but feel free to come back to him with as many fossils as you want, and he’ll turn them into Pokémon.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon eliminated the stress of having to pick between limited Fossil Pokémon availability, but you’re still going to have to grind and work to get your hands on the ones that belong to the game title opposite of yours.
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