#090 - Shellder
NamingEnglish: Shellder Romaji: Sherudaa Japanese: シェルダー [?]
Pokédex NumberingNational Dex #090 JohtoDex #171 SinnohDex #--- UnovaDex #--- UnovaDex 2 #---
Ability/iesShell Armor - The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
Skill Link - Increases the frequency of multi-strike moves.
Overcoat - Protects the Pokémon from damage from weather.
|Defensive Capabilities for [iTypeChart]|
|Base Stats [?]||Nature [?]||HP: 30
|31 IV / 252 EV||+||251||328||207||163||196|
|0 IV / 252 EV||+||217||294||173||129||162|
|31 IV / 0 EV||+||182||259||138||94||127|
|0 IV / 0 EV||+||148||225||104||60||93|
|Speed: 3 Power: 3 Technique: 2 Stamina: 4 Jump: 2||
Earn Exp.: @ lvl
Exp. Gain-rate: Slow
Max Exp.: 1,250,000
EV Yield: 1 Defense
Catch Rate: 190
GenIV Held Items: (50%) (5%)
GenV Held Items:
White2: Humilau City, Seaside Cave, Undella Town, Route 13.
Black: Undella Bay, Undella Town, Route 13.
White: Undella Bay, Undella Town, Route 13.
HeartGold: Cinnabar Island, Route 26, Route 27, Sea Route 20, Sea Route 21, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Route 47, Sea Route 41, New Bark Town.
SoulSilver: Cinnabar Island, Route 26, Route 27, Sea Route 20, Sea Route 21, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Route 47, Sea Route 41, New Bark Town.
PokéWalker: Not found, seek trade.
Platinum: Fuego Ironworks, Route 205, Valley Windworks.
Diamond: Fuego Ironworks, Route 205, Valley Windworks.
Pearl: Fuego Ironworks, Route 205, Valley Windworks.
FireRed: Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave, One Island, Pallet Town, S.S. Anne, Vermillion City.
LeafGreen: Not found, seek trade.
Emerald: Not found, seek trade.
Ruby: Not found, seek trade.
Sapphire: Not found, seek trade.
Crystal: Not found, seek trade.
Gold: Not found, seek trade.
Silver: Not found, seek trade.
Yellow: Route 17, Route 18, Vermilion City.
Red: Cinnabar Island, Route 11, Route 6, Sea Route 19, Sea Route 20, Sea Route 21, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City.
Blue: Cinnabar Island, Route 11, Route 6, Sea Route 19, Sea Route 20, Sea Route 21, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City.
Egg-step Counter: 20 [?]
Base Egg-steps: 5,355
Boosted Egg-steps: 2,805
Shellder belongs to only one egg group.
|n||y||Aqua Ring||0||0||0||20||The user envelops itself in a veil made of water. It regains some HP on every turn.|
|n||y||Avalanche||60||100||0||10||An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the foe in the same turn.|
|y||y||Barrier||0||100||0||30||The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.|
|y||y||BubbleBeam||65||100||10||20||A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the foe. It may also lower the target's Speed stat.|
|y||y||Icicle Spear||10||100||0||30||The user launches sharp icicles at the foe. It strikes two to five times in a row.|
|y||y||Mud Shot||55||95||100||15||The user attacks by hurling a blob of mud at the foe. It also reduces the target's Speed.|
|y||y||Rapid Spin||20||100||0||40||A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.|
|y||y||Rock Blast||25||80||0||10||The user hurls hard rocks at the foe. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.|
|y||y||Screech||0||85||0||40||An earsplitting screech is emitted to sharply reduce the foe's Defense stat.|
|y||y||Take Down||90||85||0||20||A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the foe. It also damages the user a little.|
|n||y||Twineedle||25||100||20||20||The foe is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers. It may also poison the target.|
|n||y||Water Pulse||60||100||20||20||The user attacks the foe with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the foe.|
|01||01||01||01||01||Tackle||35||95||0||35||A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the foe with its whole body.|
|04||04||04||04||04||Withdraw||0||100||0||40||The user withdraws its body into its hard shell, raising its Defense stat.|
|08||08||08||08||08||Supersonic||0||55||0||20||The user generates odd sound waves from its body. It may confuse the target.|
|13||13||13||13||13||Icicle Spear||10||100||0||30||The user launches sharp icicles at the foe. It strikes two to five times in a row.|
|16||16||16||16||16||Protect||0||0||0||10||It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.|
|20||20||20||20||20||Leer||0||100||0||30||The foe is given an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The target's Defense stat is reduced.|
|25||25||25||25||25||Clamp||35||75||0||10||The foe is clamped and squeezed by the user's very thick and sturdy shell for two to five turns.|
|28||28||28||28||28||Ice Shard||40||100||0||30||The user flash freezes chunks of ice and hurls them. This move always goes first.|
|-||-||-||32||32||Razor Shell||75||95||50||10||The user cuts its target with sharp shells. This attack may also lower the target's Defense stat.|
|32||32||32||37||37||Aurora Beam||65||100||10||20||The foe is hit with a rainbow-colored beam. It may also lower the target's Attack stat.|
|37||37||37||40||40||Whirlpool||15||70||0||15||The user traps the foe inside a fast, vicious whirlpool that lasts for two to five turns.|
|44||44||44||44||44||Brine||65||100||0||10||If the foe's HP is down to about half, this attack will hit with double the power.|
|40||40||40||49||49||Iron Defense||0||100||0||15||The user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.|
|49||49||49||52||52||Ice Beam||95||100||10||10||The foe is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. It may also freeze the target solid.|
|-||-||-||56||56||Shell Smash||0||--||0||15||The user breaks its shell, lowering its Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply raising Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.|
|-||-||-||61||61||Hydro Pump||120||80||0||5||The foe is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.|
|HM03||HM03||Surf||95||100||0||15||It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water.|
|n||HM06||Dive||80||100||0||10||A two-turn attack. The user dives underwater on the first turn, then hits on the next turn.|
|TM82||n||Sleep Talk||0||100||0||10||While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.|
|TM43||n||Secret Power||70||100||30||20||The user attacks with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user's environment.|
|HM05 (HG/SS)||n||Whirlpool||15||70||0||15||The user traps the foe inside a fast, vicious whirlpool that lasts for two to five turns.|
|TM03||n||Water Pulse||60||100||20||20||The user attacks the foe with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the foe.|
|TM78||n||Captivate||0||100||0||20||If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe is charmed into sharply lowering its Sp. Atk stat.|
|TM83||n||Natural Gift||1||100||0||15||The user draws power to attack by using its held Berry. The Berry determines its type and power.|
|TM55||n||Brine||65||100||0||10||If the foe's HP is down to about half, this attack will hit with double the power.|
|TM58||n||Endure||0||100||0||10||The user endures any attack, leaving 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.|
|TM06||TM06||Toxic||0||85||0||10||A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.|
|TM07||TM07||Hail||0||100||0||10||The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.|
|TM10||TM10||Hidden Power||30||100||0||15||A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.|
|TM13||TM13||Ice Beam||95||100||10||10||The foe is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. It may also freeze the target solid.|
|TM14||TM14||Blizzard||120||70||10||5||A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the foe. It may also freeze the target solid.|
|TM17||TM17||Protect||0||0||0||10||It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.|
|TM18||TM18||Rain Dance||0||0||0||5||The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.|
|TM21||TM21||Frustration||1||100||0||20||A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.|
|TM27||TM27||Return||1-102||100||0||20||A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.|
|TM32||TM32||Double Team||0||100||0||15||By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.|
|TM42||TM42||Facade||70||100||0||20||An attack move that doubles its power if the user is poisoned, paralyzed, or has a burn.|
|TM44||TM44||Rest||0||100||0||10||The user goes to sleep for two turns. It fully restores the user's HP and heals any status problem.|
|TM45||TM45||Attract||0||100||0||15||If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.|
|n||TM48||Round||60||100||0||15||The user attacks the target with a song. Others can join in the Round and make the attack do greater damage.|
|TM64||TM64||Explosion||250||100||0||5||The user explodes to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move.|
|TM66||TM66||Payback||50||100||0||10||If the user can use this attack after the foe attacks, its power is doubled.|
|TM87||TM87||Swagger||0||90||0||15||The user enrages the foe into confusion. However, it also sharply raises the foe's Attack stat.|
|TM90||TM90||Substitute||0||100||0||10||The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user's decoy.|
|n||y||y||n||n||Dive||80||100||0||10||A two-turn attack. The user dives underwater on the first turn, then hits on the next turn.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Icy Wind||55||95||100||15||The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. It also lowers the target's Speed stat.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Iron Defense||0||100||0||15||The user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.|
|n||n||n||n||y||Sleep Talk||0||100||0||10||While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Snore||40||100||30||15||An attack that can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the foe flinch.|
|n||y||y||n||n||Swift||60||--||0||20||Star-shaped rays are shot at the foe. This attack never misses.|
|FR/LG/Em Tutor||Double-Edge||120||100||0||15||A reckless, life-risking tackle. It also damages the user by a fairly large amount, however.|
|FR/LG/Em Tutor||Mimic||0||100||0||10||The user copies the move last used by the foe. The move can be used for the rest of the battle.|
|Emerald Tutor||Selfdestruct||200||100||0||5||The user blows up to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move.|
Height: 0.3m; 0'119"
Weight: 4.0kg; 8.84 .lbs
Species: Bivalve Pokémon
|Sprites (See All)||Flavortext|
Green & Red/Blue||Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It's vulnerable only when its shell is open.|
Yellow||The shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.|
||It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.|
||Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.|
||Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||It is encased in a shell that is harder than diamond. Inside, however, it is surprisingly tender.|
|Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.|
||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.|
Emerald||At night, it burrows a hole in the sea-floor with its broad tongue to make a place to sleep. While asleep, it closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.|
|Diamond/Pearl||It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.|
Platinum||It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.|
|Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.|
|Black/White||It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.|
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- Speed Priority
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