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Kabutops Pokémon GO: Everything You Need to Know

Here's everything you need to know about Kabutops in Pokémon GO.
Here's everything you need to know about Kabutops in Pokémon GO. / Photo courtesy of Niantic

Kabutops in Pokémon GO remains one of the best Rock-types to use in the current PvE meta for raids, taking down gyms, battling Team GO Rocket and more.

Thanks to Ultra Unlock Part 1 of this year's bonus events, Kabutops' evolution predecessor, Kabuto, is appearing more frequently in the wild and hatching from 7 km Eggs. As such, this is one of the best times for trainers looking for a great Rock-type Pokémon to add to their squads. Here's everything you need to know about Kabutops in Pokémon GO.

Kabutops Pokémon GO: Everything You Need to Know

Classified as a Rock and Water-type shellfish Pokémon, Kabutops is capable of performing Stone Edge and Waterfall, which are heavily effective against Flying, Bug, Fire, and Ice-type Pokémon, as well as Ground, Rock and Fire-type Pokémon, respectively.

Since Kabutops isn't in any eggs, trainers can catch the fully-evolved shellfish Pokémon in the sea, which is more likely to occur in Partly Cloudy or Rainy weather.

If you're looking for Kabutops in the wild, it's recommended to use Incense items in order to increase its spawn rate. Fortunately, players can also encounter a Shiny Kabutops in the game, which has an unmistakable lime green color scheme.

In Raid Battles, Kabutops is vulnerable to Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water and Grass-type moves.

Be sure to get familiar with these counters to Kabutops:

  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Rhyperior
  • Metagross
  • Keldeo
  • Landorus
  • Conkeldurr
  • Rhydon
  • Gyarados
  • Vaporeon
  • Excadrill
  • Tangrowth
  • Manaphy
  • Jurachi
  • Shaymin
  • Hippowdon
  • Donphan
  • Cobalion
  • Virizion
  • Aggron
  • Lapras
  • Milotic

For more on Pokémon GO, feel free to check out our guides on Magcargo and Gigalith.