Anorith and Armaldo

Pokémon GO Anorith and Pokémon GO Armaldo

Pokémon GO Anorith evolves into a Pokémon GO Armaldo, both having the same dual rock and bug typing. In the core games, these fossil Pokémon are resurrected from an item called Claw Fossil.

Armaldo max CP is 2675 and it’s stats are rather mediocre: DEF (183), STA (150) and ATK (222) is borderline average. Although an interesting addition to the meta game, we don’t expect Armaldo to be a top tier raider or defender.

Fun fact: while Armaldo is known as the “Plate Pokémon”, Anorith is labeled as the “Old Shrimp Pokémon”.

Anorith and Armaldo stats in Pokemon GO
ID Sprite Pokémon ATK DEF HP MAX CP
347 Anorith
bug rock
176 100 90 1310
348 Armaldo
bug rock
222 183 150 2675

Armaldo in the Pokémon GO meta

Compared to other fossil Pokémon, Armaldo has decent stats, but… that typing is more or less awful. Sure, it takes reduced damage from normal and poison moves, but it takes SE damage from water moves!

In other words, Armaldo falls in the same bucket as all other Rock types, the “rekt by Vaporeon” bucket. It’s yet to been seen what moves it can obtain, but we don’t expect too much.

Armaldo is not fortunate enough to have an evolution in any future generation.

Pokémon GO Armaldo Moves

Here are some moves that are expected to be a part of Armaldo’s move pool:

  • Ancient Power rock
  • Body Slam normal
  • Rock Blast rock
  • Rock Slide rock
  • Stone Edge rock
  • X-Scissor bug

Here are some moves that might be added to Armaldo’s move pool:

  • Crush Claw normal
  • Hone Claws dark
  • Smack Down rock

Shiny Anorith and Shiny Armaldo in Pokemon GO

A normal Anorith has greenish-grey color on its body. The middle part of its head is black with two red colored, tear drop shaped markings. On each side of its body are four white colored appendages with red tips.

A normal Armaldo has a body covered with grayish-blue plates. There are accents of yellow, black, white, and red throughout its body. The middle part of its head sill has the black pattern with two red, tear drop shaped markings. It has three pairs of red tipped, white appendages on each side of its neck. It has a plate of armor on its back which has four short spikes and two triangular, yellow-rimmed wings extending from underneath.

A shiny Anorith has goldish-grey color on its body. On each side of its body are four white colored appendages with green red. Notably, a shiny Anorith’s claw appear with a red tip. A shiny Armaldo has a body covered with grey red plates. It has three pairs of red tipped, white appendages on each side of its neck.

Shiny Anorith and Armaldo
  Anorith Armaldo
Normal
Shiny

In the anime

Anorith first appeared on the 376th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 102) titled, “Where’s Armaldo?”. Armaldo first appeared on the 360th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 86) titled, “Lights, Camerupt, Action!”.

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