Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Introduce Their Fossil Pokémon

By Ishaan . September 20, 2013 . 10:00am

The Pokémon Company have revealed the two fossil Pokémon in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y—Tyrunt and Amaura, obtained by using the Jaw Fossil and Sail Fossil respectively.

Tyrunt is said to be “over one hundred million years old” and will throw a fit when it doesn’t like something. It’s a Rock/Dragon type and evolves into Tyrantrum, a Pokémon with large, powerful jaws.



Meanwhile, Amaura has the Refrigerate ability, which turns Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves. Refrigerate is a new ability being introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Amaura evolves into Aurorus. Both Pokémon are Rock/Ice-types. Like Tyrunt, Amaura is believed to be one hundred million years old. After it evolves, it can blast air to form a wall of ice to shield itself from attacks. It can learn Aurora Beam at an early level and also has a move named Freeze-Dry, which is super-effective against Water-type Pokémon—something that isn’t typical of Ice-type moves.



Fossils can be restored at the Fossil Lab, seen below. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be available on October 12th worldwide.


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  • Renaldi Saputra

    they should’ve made Ice being super effective against Water

    • VenerableSage

      They should have made a bunch of changes to the type chart, that included.

      Heck, I’d rather have more plentiful changes than something that didn’t need done at all like making Electric-types immune to Paralysis.

      • Koibito888

        They did do a bunch of type changes to the chart though. Like how fighting is now super effective on Dragon.

        • VenerableSage

          I assume that this is sarcasm…?

          The only changes to the type chart were Fairy-related or Steel-related. (Steel lost its resistances to Ghost and Dark.)

          • Koibito888

            You know something? maybe I was wrong about that. It was something someone found and through word of mouth we were all talking about it so I actually forgot that there was no proof about it. That one is completely my bad lol. I’m usually better at these things, so sorry bout that lol.

      • VenerableSage

        For the record, prior to the game’s announcement of the Fairy-type addition, this is what I personally came up with for updating the type chart:
        (Normal, Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Ice, Fighting, Poison, Ground, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Ghost, Dragon, Dark, Steel in that order going to the right along the top axis and going down along the left axis.)
        (Red = x0.5, Green = x2, Dark = x0)

        Obviously, this would be from a theoretical standpoint – it would need game-tested to see if it actually worked.

        Ghost is different because, ideally, I’d change the mechanics.
        Ghost Changes:
        > All physical moves except the following types suffer a 2-stage accuracy drop when attacking a Ghost-type Pokemon:
        – Ghost (no accuracy drop)
        – Dark (no accuracy drop)
        – Fire (1-stage accuracy drop)
        > All special moves except the following types suffer a 1-stage accuracy drop when attacking a Ghost-type Pokemon:
        – Ghost (no accuracy drop)
        – Dark (no accuracy drop)
        – Psychic (no accuracy drop)
        > When a Fire-type Pokemon is active, the Sun is intense (Sunny Day/Drought), or Pokemon with certain abilities are active, the accuracy penalty is reduced (amount dependent on which are true). Similarly, Foresight and Lock-On render the penalty null-and-void.

      • AkuLord3

        But it makes sense and add more…its freakin weird for a fire type to get burned or Ice Pokemon to get cold and FREEZE

        • VenerableSage

          Paralysis isn’t exclusively caused by Electric-type attacks, however. Stun Spore and Body Slam are just the first two off of the top of my head that can also cause it.

          • Symbol de Au

            But electricity can’t really be stopped in real life. It goes until it reaches the “ground” or gets spent up. It makes sense that it wouldn’t get paralyzed.

          • VenerableSage

            It makes sense that Electric-type Pokemon can’t be Paralyzed by getting slammed into by another Pokemon or getting covered in plant spores?

          • Symbol de Au

            Yes it makes sense that electricity can’t be stopped by plant spores or a large animal jumping on it. Both are conductors for electricity therefore it would go through both.

          • VenerableSage

            Things being conductors of electricity doesn’t have anything to do with this.

            A Butterfree using Stun Spore on a Jolteon should still paralyze Jolteon, period. Stun Spore has nothing to do with electricity – it’s a seed/powder that locks up a Pokemon’s limbs.

            A Snorlax crushing a Jolteon under its weight with Body Slam and leaving Jolteon stunned in the process should still result in a paralyzed Jolteon, just the same as above.

          • Luno

            When an Arbok uses glare, the Pokémon become paralyzed from fear. Even if it’s an Electric Pokémon it should still be paralyzed from non-electric attacks that cause paralysis such as lick, dragon breath, secret power, stun spore, freeze shock, and body slam.

    • Hunts Rattata

      Ice’s offense is fine, it’s its defense that needs improving; it has four weaknesses and only resists itself.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      why would.
      It wouldn’t reflect the real world water vs ice.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        water freezes if it’s frozen.. so yeah

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          depending on the water temperature. You can’t freeze very hot water.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            but you can freeze with 0 K temperature which is absolute zero

          • Renaldi Saputra

            but you can freeze with 0 K temperature which is absolute zero

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            well that Sheer Cold so it really isn’t needed

          • Renaldi Saputra

            hmm actually both Fire and Ice can beat Water, and vice versa..
            Fire can evaporate it and Ice can freeze it..
            also Water can extinguish Fire and can defrost Ice
            depends on the amount..

  • Chris Yuen

    Bearded t-rex is one of the best designs ever. Easy choice for me.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    LOL this pretty up some pokemon fans, this gen lol

    • HansKisaragi

      I’m no kid.. im 29 years old.

      • You are a kid when compared to a literal fossil XD

      • Symbol de Au

        He’s 100million. You’re a kid.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          hes a Infant

    • Kitestwinblades

      Sounds like every parent over a decade ago xD I love this!

    • AkiraScare

      Damn!!! i remember when getting all 150 was hard now… getting 400+? (0_0) thats gona take a while… (-_-‘)

  • xAtKx

    …I need them.

  • jugss

    I like Tyrunt’s Evo but Amaura has a cool new attack and ability. Imagine if it gets ExtremeSpeed.

  • Learii

    any info what there ability or what kinda moves they can learn?

    • VenerableSage

      The T-Rexes have Strong Jaw, which powers up biting moves (Crunch, Thunder Fang, etc.). They get Dragon Tail and Head Smash.

      The Ice ones have Refrigerate, which converts Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves. They can also learn Aurora Beam and Freeze-Dry (a new move), but whether the latter is learned through Level Up or another means hasn’t been said.

      • JohnNiles

        A Body Slam that does ice damage would please me.

        • VenerableSage

          At first I was thinking that converting Normal to Ice would cause problems, but if it learns Freeze-Dry naturally, then the only type that will resist its STAB combination is Steel, which Normal wouldn’t help against anyway.

          • Link

            Basically, Hyper Beam and Giga Impact w/ Ice STAB.

  • Detrimont

    i was going to get tyrunt, but i like Aurorus more from the evolutions

  • JohnNiles

    I’m pinning my hopes on that ice dino. Come on, decent Ice type!

    I love how that move actually encases the opponent in a block of ice. I must use it!

    • J_Joestar

      I’m guessing that is just the generic “Frozen” status’s appearance.
      Still, i hope it is fast enough to be useful, but guys like Scizor or Lucario with their priority steel/fighting shots are gonna wreck it pretty easily.

  • Charles

    Agumon looks different.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      well this kind of mon doesn’t breath fire it seems..

  • Anime10121

    Aurorus is so…. well damn, I think I want to pinch its cheeks.

  • Suicunesol

    I like them, but Amaura’s evolution is a bit predictable and unexceptional. Like it didn’t “evolve” per say, but rather just grew up. I could say the same about Tyrunt, but Tyrantrum feels very full-featured compared to Aurorus.

    • AkuLord3

      Yeah but you can say that about many forms of pokemons and evolving is technically growing up

      • Suicunesol

        Evolving is technically growing-up… for Pokemon that is. But when actually designing evolved forms, usually Pokemon have something different about them, something that changed to make their physical form more efficient or something. Like their body actually improved and “evolved” somehow. I don’t see that with Aurorus unless those fins are there for something. I guess I’m just used to seeing more radical changes when Pokemon evolve.

  • DarthSithZero

    OMG, that T-rex fossil is AWESOME, that’s why I love Dinosaurs.

  • DarthSithZero

    OMG, that T-rex fossil is AWESOME, that’s why I love Dinosaurs.

  • Natat

    That Nessy-like pokemon looks pretty good. Actually I haven’t really liked the fossil pokemon for a while, but these I actually like quite a bit.

  • NintendoPSX

    They shall be respectfully nicknamed Chomper and Little Foot.

    • VenerableSage

      I can’t press Upvote harder.

    • Lynx

      Tyrunt= Chomper.

      Tyrantrum = Sharptooth.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    I don’t like Tyrantrum. Pokemon don’t need facial hair.

    • Rasputing

      You want Alakazam to shave as well?

  • This would be a cool deviljho skin for MH dlc.

  • T-Rex with a beard, MANLY!

  • ギャビン

    I like them, cute and cool looking at the same time.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Child: “Hey, mommy! Look! It’s Santa!
    Mother: “Honey, th-that’s not Santa! THAT’S…”
    Tyrantrum: *CHOMP*

  • Kami nii

    Gotta Catch that T-Rex! :)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      you’re not catching it, but getting it from fossil..

  • SlickRoach

    Being the hipster I am I gotta go with Aurorus. The typing worries me because of steel and fighting types though :-/

  • J_Joestar

    I’ll probably grab Amaura, then breed it and toss the egg online for Tyrunt.

    Assuming we get access to breeding relatively early on…

  • S- Class Wizard KaRamo

    so only two

  • Just Tim

    Called it!

    • Asura

      Who didn’t know this…?

      • Just Tim

        When I was reading the previous article, it didn’t mention Tyrunt and Amaura’s status as Fossil Pokemon.

  • Kai2591

    But will they have MEGA EVOLUTIONS???

  • natchu96

    Has there ever been a move in this series with the effect of completely overriding type [dis]advantages?

  • XypherCode

    That’s a cool T-Rex beard :))

  • Renaldi Saputra

    the evolved t-rex reminds me of Allomon, but not blue

  • Notquitesure?

    Yeah cause turning normal moves into ice moves is going to be useful. only way i could see it being useful was for double edge. Don’t like the inproportionate arms on tyrunt.

  • Notquitesure?

    Freeze-dry could be useful if it has a high base power maybe 90-95 would be good

  • KOTheWorld

    Amaura and Aurorus…they should give them special Aurora Beams. Amaura Beam and Aurorus Beam!

  • artemisthemp

    I going with Amaura – It’s just so damn cute

  • Vash bane

    a t-rex and lochy cool

    guess i’ll wait and get one of those pokemon themed 3ds then ^_^

  • Steven Higgins

    Bit Off Topic but, I wish they had gone with Xaviar and Yvonne for the MCs instead of changing it to Calem and Serina. Though Personally, I never really liked Xaviar. I would have preferred Xander. I think this may be the fist game since Sapphire, Including the remakes, where I don’t go with the default name. Calem. Yuck.

    Back on topic, I will be getting whichever is in X.

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