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Basic Info

Introduced Generation 1
Species Bivalve Pokémon
Type Water
Height 0.3m
Weight 4kg
Catch Rate 190
Base Happiness 70
Gender Ratio 50% Female / 50% Male
Pokédex 3D AR AR Marker
Generation 6 Cry

Names

Language Name
Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong) 大舌貝
Chinese (Mandarin Taiwan) 大舌贝
English Shellder
French Kokiyas
German Muschas
Italian Shellder
Japanese シェルダー
Japanese (Romanized) Shellder
Japanese (Trademark) Shellder
Korean 셀러
Spanish Shellder

Dex Numbers

Dex #
National Dex #90
Kanto #90
Johto (G/S) #169
Johto (HG/SS) #171
Kalos (Coastal) #36
Alola #115
Galar #150

Abilities

  • Shell Armor: A hard shell protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
  • Skill Link: Maximizes the number of times multistrike moves hit.
  • Overcoat: Protects the Pokémon from things like sand, hail, and powder. [Hidden Ability]

Evolutionary Chain

Pokemon
Water Stone
Pokemon

Breeding

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Damage Taken

Electric 2x
Fire 0.5x
Grass 2x
Ice 0.5x
Steel 0.5x
Water 0.5x

Base Stats

Gen Type(s) HP ATK DEF SP. ATK SP. DEF SPEED TOTAL
8 Water 30
65
100
45
25
40
305
7 Water 30
65
100
45
25
40
305
6 Water 30
65
100
45
25
40
305

Dex Flavor Text

Game Dex Flavor Text
United States Pokémon Stadium2 It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
United States Pokémon Red Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
United States Pokémon Blue Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Japan Pokémon Stadium カラは ダイヤモンドよりも かたい。 かいていの すなの なかに かくれて やわらかい したで エサを とる。
United States Pokémon Stadium Its shell is harder than diamond. It hides in sand on the sea floor and catches prey with its soft tongue.
United States Pokémon Yellow The shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.
United States Pokémon Gold It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
United States Pokémon Silver Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
United States Pokémon Ruby At night, this Pokemon uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, Shellder closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
United States Pokémon Sapphire At night, this POKeMON uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, SHELLDER closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
United States Pokémon Emerald At night, it burrows a hole in the seafloor with its broad tongue to make a place to sleep. While asleep, it closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
United States Pokémon FireRed It is encased in a shell that is harder than diamond. Inside, however, it is surprisingly tender.
United States Pokémon LeafGreen Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
United States Pokémon Pearl It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
United States Pokémon Diamond It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
United States Pokémon Platinum It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
United States Pokémon HeartGold It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
United States Pokémon SoulSilver Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
United States Pokémon White It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Japan Pokémon White 2まいの カラを あけしめすることで うしろむきに およぐ。どんなときでも おおきな ベロは だしっぱなし。
United States Pokémon Black It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Japan Pokémon Black 2まいの カラを あけしめすることで うしろむきに およぐ。どんなときでも おおきな ベロは だしっぱなし。
United States Pokémon Black 2 It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Japan Pokémon Black 2 2まいの カラを あけしめすることで うしろむきに およぐ。どんなときでも おおきな ベロは だしっぱなし。
United States Pokémon White 2 It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Japan Pokémon White 2 2まいの カラを あけしめすることで うしろむきに およぐ。どんなときでも おおきな ベロは だしっぱなし。
South Korea Pokémon Y 껍데기로 물어 공격하는 것은 부드러운 안쪽이 드러나므로 궁지에 몰렸을 때 쓰는 수단이다.
Italy Pokémon Y Mentre attanaglia il nemico diviene vulnerabile, perciò usa questa tecnica come ultima risorsa.
Spain Pokémon Y Cuando atenaza a sus enemigos, se vuelve vulnerable. Por eso solo utiliza esta técnica como último recurso.
France Pokémon X Protégé par une carapace très résistante, il est vulnérable quand celle-ci s’ouvre.
France Pokémon Y Il se referme sur un ennemi pour attaquer, mais ceci le rend vulnérable et il ne le fait que rarement.
Germany Pokémon Y Da es seine verwundbarste Stelle beim Klammern preisgibt, tut es dies nur in wirklichen Notfällen.
Japan Pokémon Y カラで はさみこむのは やわらかい なかみを さらけだすので いちか ばちかの しゅだん なのだ。
South Korea Pokémon X 단단한 껍데기는 어떤 공격도 튕겨낸다. 껍데기를 벌리고 있을 때 안쪽을 공격당하는 것에는 약하다.
Italy Pokémon X La sua conchiglia dura respinge ogni tipo di attacco. È vulnerabile solo quando apre il guscio.
Spain Pokémon X La concha lo protege de cualquier tipo de ataque. Solo es vulnerable cuando se abre.
Germany Pokémon X Eine harte Schale schützt dieses Pokémon. Nur wenn es diese öffnet, wird es verwundbar.
Japan Pokémon X かたいカラは どんな こうげきも はねかえす。ひらいた ときに なかを こうげき されると よわい。
United States Pokémon X Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
United States Pokémon Y Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.
Italy Pokémon Omega Ruby Di notte Shellder usa la sua lingua larga per scavare una buca sul fondo del mare e infilarcisi per dormire. Quando dorme chiude la conchiglia ma lascia la lingua fuori a penzoloni.
South Korea Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 밤이 되면 큰 혀로 해저의 모래에 구멍을 뚫고 그 안에서 잔다. 혀를 내민 채로 껍질을 닫고 잠든다.
Italy Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Di notte Shellder usa la sua lingua larga per scavare una buca sul fondo del mare e infilarcisi per dormire. Quando dorme chiude la conchiglia ma lascia la lingua fuori a penzoloni.
Spain Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Por la noche, este Pokémon usa la ancha lengua que tiene para hacer un agujero en el fondo del mar y echarse a dormir. Mientras duerme, Shellder cierra la concha, pero deja la lengua por fuera.
France Pokémon Alpha Sapphire La nuit, ce Pokémon utilise sa grande langue pour creuser un trou dans le sable des fonds marins afin d’y dormir. Une fois endormi, Kokiyas referme sa coquille, mais laisse sa langue dépasser.
Germany Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Nachts benutzt dieses Pokémon seine breite Zunge, um ein Loch in den Meeresboden zu graben. Darin schläft es. Dabei schließt es seine Schale, aber die Zunge hängt heraus.
Japan Pokémon Alpha Sapphire よるに なると おおきな ベロで かいていの すなに あなを ほり そのなかで ねむる。 カラを とじて ねむるが ベロは だしたまま。
United States Pokémon Alpha Sapphire At night, this Pokémon uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, Shellder closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
South Korea Pokémon Omega Ruby 밤이 되면 큰 혀로 해저의 모래에 구멍을 뚫고 그 안에서 잔다. 혀를 내민 채로 껍질을 닫고 잠든다.
Spain Pokémon Omega Ruby Por la noche, este Pokémon usa la ancha lengua que tiene para hacer un agujero en el fondo del mar y echarse a dormir. Mientras duerme, Shellder cierra la concha, pero deja la lengua por fuera.
France Pokémon Omega Ruby La nuit, ce Pokémon utilise sa grande langue pour creuser un trou dans le sable des fonds marins afin d’y dormir. Une fois endormi, Kokiyas referme sa coquille, mais laisse sa langue dépasser.
Germany Pokémon Omega Ruby Nachts verwendet dieses Pokémon seine breite Zunge, um ein Loch in den Meeresboden zu graben. Darin schläft es. Dabei schließt es seine Schale, lässt aber seine Zunge heraushängen.
Japan Pokémon Omega Ruby よるに なると おおきな ベロで かいていの すなに あなを ほり そのなかで ねむる。 カラを とじて ねむるが ベロは だしたまま。
United States Pokémon Omega Ruby At night, this Pokémon uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, Shellder closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
United States Pokémon Sun The hardness of its shell surpasses the hardness of a diamond. In days gone by, people used the shells to make shields.
United States Pokémon Moon This Pokémon’s tongue is always hanging out. It uses its tongue with great dexterity to dig up sand from the seabed in its search for food.
United States Pokémon Sword It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
United States Pokémon Shield Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.

Sprite List

Gen/Game Normal Shiny
First Generation
Red and Green (Japan) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Red and Blue (US) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Yellow Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Second Generation
Gold Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Silver Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Crystal Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Third Generation
Ruby/Sapphire Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Emerald Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Fire Red / Leaf Green Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Fourth Generation
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Fifth Generation
Black/White anim anim
Sixth & Seventh Generation
XY
Sun/Moon

anim anim

anim anim
Eighth Generation
Sword/Shield shiny

Character Appearances

Character Thumbnail
  • United States Jessie's Shellder
  • Japan ムサシのシェルダー
  • Japan Musashi no Shellder
  • Japan Musashi's Shellder
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Cerulean Gym's Shellder
  • Japan ハナダジムのシェルダー
  • Japan Hanada Gym no Shellder
  • Japan Hanada Gym's Shellder
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Marilyn's Shellder
  • Japan マリリンのシェルダー
  • Japan Marilyn no Shellder
  • Japan Marilyn's Shellder

Episode Appearances

Ep # Title
SL 36
SL 61
SL 68
OI 12
GS 82
GS 98
GS 99
GS 105
GS 122
GS 128
GS 144
GS 147
AG 15
PSFC 1
SPH 8
DP 123
DP 125
Movie 15
SM 1
SM 5
SM 12
SM 15
SM 22
SM 71
SM 86
SM 141
PM2019 2
PM2019 10
PM2019 20
PM2019 21
PM2019 26
PM2019 31
PM2019 38

TCG Cards

#54: Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
30
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#89: Misty's Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
40
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#129: Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#79: Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#63: Shellder (Delta Species)
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
40
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#105: Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
50
Weakness:
Type
+10
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#31: Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
60
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#22: Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
60
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy Energy
#23: Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
60
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#19: Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
60
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#33: Shellder
Rarity:
Common
Type:
Type
HP:
60
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy Energy

Event Pokemon

Title
Pokémon XD - Michael's Shellder
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Shellder
Started: 2005-10-03
Ended: 0000-00-00
Pokémon Center: Catch 'Em All Event #3 - Shellder
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Shellder
Started: 2006-01-14
Ended: 2006-01-29
Pokémon Trade and Battle Day - Shellder
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Shellder
Started: 2004-09-25
Ended: 2004-09-25
Note: Move names that have a colored checkmark beside the name receive a Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) when used by this Pokémon

Level Up Moves

Tackle Type Icon Physical 35 40 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Withdraw
Type Icon Status 40 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Water Gun
Type Icon Special 25 40 100 1 1
Supersonic Type Icon Status 20 55 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 15 9 9 9 9 18 18
Icicle Spear Type Icon Physical 30 25 100 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 8
Protect Type Icon Status 10 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 29 25 25 25 25
Aurora Beam Type Icon Special 20 65 100 37 37 37 37 37 37 32 32 32 22 17 17 17 17 30 30
Leer Type Icon Status 30 100 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 36 33 33 33 33 39 39
Clamp
Type Icon Physical 15 35 85 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 43 41 41 41 41 23 23
Ice Shard Type Icon Physical 30 40 100 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
Razor Shell
Type Icon Physical 10 75 95 32 32 32 32 32 32
Whirlpool
Type Icon Special 15 35 85 40 40 40 40 40 40 37 37 37
Iron Defense Type Icon Status 15 49 49 49 49 49 49 40 40 40
Brine
Type Icon Special 10 65 100 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44
Ice Beam Type Icon Special 10 90 100 52 52 52 52 52 52 49 49 49 50 49 49 49 49 50 50
Shell Smash Type Icon Status 15 56 56 56 56 56 56
Hydro Pump
Type Icon Special 5 110 80 61 61 61 61 61 61

TM/HM Moves

Confide Type Icon Status 20
Hail Type Icon Status 10
Rain Dance
Type Icon Status 5
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Attract Type Icon Status 15 100
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Protect Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Rest Type Icon Status 10
Double Team Type Icon Status 15
Toxic Type Icon Status 10 90
Captivate Type Icon Status 20 100
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Curse Type Icon Status 10
Reflect Type Icon Status 20
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Teleport Type Icon Status 20
Payback Type Icon Physical 10 50 100
Facade Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Frustration Type Icon Physical 20 100
Return Type Icon Physical 20 100
Explosion Type Icon Physical 5 250 100
Dive
Type Icon Physical 10 80 100
Secret Power Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Natural Gift Type Icon Physical 15 100
Self-Destruct Type Icon Physical 5 200 100
Bide Type Icon Physical 10
Rage Type Icon Physical 20 20 100
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Take Down Type Icon Physical 20 90 85
Round Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Hidden Power Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Blizzard Type Icon Special 5 110 70
Ice Beam Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Surf
Type Icon Special 15 90 100
Brine
Type Icon Special 10 65 100
Water Pulse
Type Icon Special 20 60 100
Whirlpool
Type Icon Special 15 35 85
Icy Wind Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Swift Type Icon Special 20 60
Tri Attack Type Icon Special 10 80 100
Bubble Beam
Type Icon Special 20 65 100
Water Gun
Type Icon Special 25 40 100

Egg Moves

Aqua Ring
Type Icon Status 20
Barrier Type Icon Status 20
Screech Type Icon Status 40 85
Avalanche Type Icon Physical 10 60 100
Rock Blast Type Icon Physical 10 25 90
Icicle Spear Type Icon Physical 30 25 100
Rapid Spin Type Icon Physical 40 20 100
Twineedle Type Icon Physical 20 25 100
Take Down Type Icon Physical 20 90 85
Water Pulse
Type Icon Special 20 60 100
Mud Shot Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Bubble Beam
Type Icon Special 20 65 100

Move Tutors

Iron Defense Type Icon Status 15
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Dive
Type Icon Physical 10 80 100
Explosion Type Icon Physical 5 250 100
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Water Pulse
Type Icon Special 20 60 100
Icy Wind Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Swift Type Icon Special 20 60
Ice Beam Type Icon Special 10 90 100