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View Poll Results: Claw fossil or Root fossil
Claw fossil (Anorith) 30 62.50%
Root fossil (Lileep) 18 37.50%
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Old May 15th, 2013 (02:54 PM).
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Claw fossil or Root fossil
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While Cradily is usually a pretty good defensive Pokemon, I generally take the Claw Fossil which yields Anorith/Armaldo. Armaldo only trails a handful of non-legendary Pokemon in its Attack stat up to its introduction, and its few weaknesses and decent movepool always made it one of my better Pokemon in Hoenn.
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Old May 16th, 2013 (06:58 PM).
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Anorith is definately cooler

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Claw Fossil over Root Fossil any time. Although Cradily is one bulky Pokemon, Anorith/Armaldo looks so much cooler than Cradily, and its high Attack stat puts it in a great advantage along with a much better movepool. I personally don't favour Grass-types, but that's just me lol.

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Claw Fossil for sure. I always thought Anorith and Armaldo were pretty cool and I don't care for Lileep and Cradily's design, although, I haven't used them in battle.
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Claw fossil, for me. The RSE fossil Pokémon look really cool, though I've never really used either (but if I were to use one, it'd be Anorith/Armaldo, for sure). Though Lileep/Cradily would probably be pretty decent if it had the right moves! I just prefer the fact that Armaldo is clearly better for attacking and stuff. :P

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Difficult, I used to prefer Cradily back when I was playing RSE but since playing Mystery Dungeon Explorers of the Sky I've warmed to Armaldo now too. I think it's pretty level but I'll vote for Cradily because I did use it in one of my first playthroughs.
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I always when for Root fossil because I did not like the look of Armalo, so for this question I am pick Cradily.
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I always go claw. I've never used either yet (tried for about 5 minutes, didn't like it), but if I was going to use one it would be Armaldo. Cradily's just...freaky. And way to ineffective offensively. I can use slow pokémon but they have to have some power, I'm not much of a wall type in-game.
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I like Cradily a lot more, so even if I don't end up using either of them, I tend to pick the Root Fossil.

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I've done research this time regarding which fossil to pick and I chose the Root fossil because Cradily is the type of Pokemon I like, one that can be considered an "annoyer" and I love to torment my opponents with Cradily's moveset >=]


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While Anorith comes with the claw Fossil and looks cool when evolved, i prefer Lileep because when it evolves there is hardly any weaknesses for it and if combine Ingrain with Giga-Drain, you have a deadly undersea Pokemon
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When I was young, I would always get Cradily, and my brother would get Armaldo. Then we would breed and trade so we had both. I guess I have always liked grass more than bug. Too bad Cradily was barely a grass type back then.
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While I usually pick offense over defense, I've always liked Cradily more than Armaldo. They're both pretty cool looking Pokemon, but Cradily has a slight edge in appearance and I really like it's unique typing too.
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i'm going with the claw fossil. i never really used either of them, but lileep and cradily are just creepy-looking. and armaldo is awesome-looking and can hit for a lot of damage! a glass cannon (high attack, low defense) pokemon is better than a stone wall (high defense, low attack and/or speed) pokemon, in my opinion.
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I picked the Root Fossil when I played Ruby, probably cos I liked the Lileep line's design better than the Anorith line. Also, I do love Grass-types more than Bug-types.
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Root fossile because I like how it sounds like *_*
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I think the claw fossil is definitely cooler than the root fossil.
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I always went with the Root Fossil. It's crazy awesome how bulky Cradily can be once it evolves from Lileep.

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claw Fossil because i really like Armaldo's typing as well it's stats and don't forget to mention : It's wide range of Attacks
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The claw fossil because I like Armaldo more than Cradily in terms of appearance.
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Originally I went for the Claw Fossil because I liked Anorith and its evolution line, but nowadays I prefer Lileep a bit more. Root is my current choice!
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Old July 14th, 2013 (11:27 AM).
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Claw, but not by far.

I actually used an Armaldo on my E4 team in my first playthrough of Sapphire - it's still one of my favorite physical sweepers, even though it's a bit too slow. Great design, great stats and great movepool.

Cradily is pretty awesome too though, and in an entirely different way. It's a great staller/annoyer and actually hits reasonably hard for as primarily defensive as it is. And personally, I love its design.
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Root fossil for me. I actually am a huge fan of both Armaldo and Cradlily, but I have just been able to use Cradlily better and its bulk is really great in competitive.


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Cradily is much better in battle, but I prefer Armaldo simply based on design. I find Cradily to be honestly, somewhat repulsive, whereas Armaldo is this big cheerful beast with pretty markings and one hell of a slash ready to get you - it's a Pokémon I've always adored and I've always wanted to use. Anorith all the way!
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