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Rampardos in Pokemon GO: Everything You Need to Know

Rampardos is heading into the spotlight in Pokemon GO as the premiere rock-type of choice for Raids, Trainer Battles, and more.
Rampardos is heading into the spotlight in Pokemon GO as the premiere rock-type of choice for Raids, Trainer Battles, and more. / Niantic Labs, the Pokemon Company

Rampardos is heading into the spotlight in Pokemon GO as the premiere rock-type of choice for Raids, Trainer Battles, and more.

This previously extinct Pokemon is back from prehistoric Sinnoh and making a smashing impact on the battlefield in Pokemon GO. First debuted in late January 2019, Rampardos and its pre-evolved form, Cranidos, joined a host of other Sinnoh releases into local neighborhoods following the unveiling of the Spatial Pokemon, Palkia.

Rampardos in Pokemon GO

Rampardos is the evolved form of the prehistoric Pokemon, Crandios, previously only obtainable through fossils found in the Sinnoh region. In Pokemon GO, however, trainers can occasionally find Cranidos in the wild, in certain egg groups, or even as research breakthrough encounters.

Rampardos can then be evolved from Cranidos using 50 candies. It cannot be caught, found, or given as a reward. This has made both highly sought after, especially given the final form's stats:

  • Maximum CP: 3728
  • Attack: 295
  • Defense: 109
  • Stamina: 219
  • Hit-point Total: 196

Its best moveset contains the quick move Smack Down and charged move Rock Slide. Trainers will likely find the best success using Rampardos in Raids and Gym captures. However, it can be a bit of a glass cannon, so we recommend fleshing out the team with plenty of defense.

Also known as the "Head Butt" Pokemon, Rampardos is best known for its skillful headbutts. According to its in-game description, its brain was "really small, so some theories suggest that its stupidity led to its extinction." Its PokeDex number is 409.