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Revision as of 23:03, 11 January 2013

Muk #089: Muk
Pokémon
#091: Cloyster Cloyster
Shellder
シェルダー Shellder
#090
090Shellder.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Unknown
Category
Bivalve Pokémon
Abilities
Shell Armor or Skill Link Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#090
Johto
#171
Hoenn
#260
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
8.8 lbs.
Imperial
4.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F090.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 3 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 97 Battle Exp.: 971*

Shellder (Japanese: シェルダー Shellder) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Cloyster when exposed to a Water Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Shellder have a two-piece, purplish-blue shell with four spikes, two on the top shell and two on the bottom shell. They use their shell for propulsion in swimming by rapidly closing and opening the two halves. Shellder have a large, red tongue which they use for burrowing. Their inner body is round, black, and shaped similar to a pearl. The body of a Shellder is known to be soft and tender.

After attaching to a Slowpoke's tail and evolving into Slowbro, Shellder's shell becomes a cement-grey color. It transforms into a spiny, spiraled cone with four tiers. In this form, Shellder has a circular mouth lined with sharp teeth, which securely anchor it onto the host Slowbro's tail. On the top side of the lowest segment of its shell, it has two aggressive-looking eyes peeking out and facing Slowbro's back. As can be seen when they blink, the color of the eyelids matches its shell. Slowbro's tail seems to be lodged down its throat, where the Shellder enjoys the sweet taste of Slowbro's sap secretions. Despite having Slowbro's tail in its mouth, it is capable of pronouncing its name. It also seems to possess some ability to manipulate and move Slowbro's tail on its own, possibly by somehow shifting its own weight.

After attaching to a Slowpoke's head and evolving into a Slowking, Shellder's shell becomes a light grey color. It also becomes a spiny, spiraled cone, but with three tiers. In this form, Shellder has a circular mouth lined with several sharp teeth, which securely anchor it onto the host Slowking's head, with at least two pressed into its forehead. On the bottom side of the lowest segment of its shell, it has two aggressive looking eyes peeking out and facing the opposite direction of Slowking. As can be seen when they blink, the color of the eyelids matches its shell.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Shellder's shell is harder than a diamond and can withstand powerful attacks. When sand combines with the body fluids inside of Shellder, beautiful pearls are formed. As clamping on to an opponent reveal their vulnerable parts, they use the move only as a last resort. When a Shellder latches onto the tail of a fishing Slowpoke, the two Pokémon undergo a fusion evolution as a Slowbro is created and the Shellder changes in appearance. Likewise, if a Shellder bites a Slowpoke on the head due to the attraction of a King's Rock or some other reason, that Slowpoke will instead become a Slowking, the poison secreted by the Shellder reaches its head making it extremely intelligent.

Behavior

Its tongue is always hanging out, as it sits on the sea floor. Shellder swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. When Shellder sleeps it uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the sand and then sleeps in it. While Shellder is sleeping, it closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out. Attaching to a Slowpoke and evolving into either Slowbro or Slowking causes the Shellder to become parasitic and using the Slowbro or Slowking as a host. It feeds on Slowbro's sap secretions which taste so sweet it refuses to let go. It will also feed off Slowbro's leftovers. Shellder are apparently attracted to the King's Rock since it is this item that makes the Shellder bite Slowpoke on the head and transform it into a Slowking. Slowking's yawn provokes it to release more toxins, thus causing the Slowking host to become more intelligent.

Habitat

Shellder lives on the sea floor. Their native range includes Kanto and Johto, but it can be fished up in Sinnoh and Unova as well. It can also parasitically inhabit the head of a Slowking or the tail of a Slowbro.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

When Shellder's mouth is clamped on Slowbro's tail, it will feed on Slowbro's sap secretions, as well as the leftovers of food eaten by the host Slowbro. When it's on its own, Shellder is most likely a filter feeder. The Pokédex entry in Pokémon Stadium states that it hides in sand on the seafloor and catches prey with its soft tongue. It is unknown if or how it feeds while attached to Slowking's head.

In the anime

For a list of Shellder's appearances in the anime as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the anime sections of Slowbro and Slowking.
Shellder in the anime
Spiral Shellder in the anime
Crown Shellder in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie captured a Shellder in The Evolution Solution. Later in the episode, it bit on a Slowpoke's tail, making it evolve into a Slowbro and leaving Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

Shellder's first appearance was as part of a Slowbro in Island of the Giant Pokémon.

The first time an unevolved Shellder was seen was in The Bridge Bike Gang. It was sick and Nurse Joy sent Ash, Misty, and Brock over to Sunny Town (where Shellder was) to deliver some medicine.

Multiple Shellder appeared in The Misty Mermaid under the ownership of The Sensational Sisters. One reappeared in Cerulean Blues.

A sick Shellder was treated by Nurse Joy in The Joy of Pokémon.

Multiple Shellder also appeared in The Power of One.

A Shellder living in the ocean surrounding Shamouti Island appeared in Slowking's Day.

A Shellder was one of the Pokémon living at Temacu's father's lab in The Heartbreak of Brock.

Three Shellder appeared in Mantine Overboard! living underwater.

In Octillery The Outcast, Ash's Totodile went up against an unnamed Trainer's Shellder in a qualifying match for the Whirl Cup tournament and won.

In A Parent Trapped!, a Shellder was living underwater.

Pryce of Mahogany Town owns multiple Shellder in Nice Pryce Baby.

A Shellder bit a Slowpoke's tail, evolving it in the process, in Enlighten Up!.

Many Shellder were seen in A Crowning Achievement, evolving many Slowpoke into Slowbro, as well as a Slowking under Alice's former ownership.

A Shellder appeared in the Contest in Old Rivals, New Tricks!.

A Shellder also appeared in Battling a Cute Drama! under the ownership of Marilyn.

Pokédex entries

For Shellder's Pokédex entries as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the Pokédex entries sections of Slowbro and Slowking.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Lorelei owns several Shellder. These Shellder were sent to attack Kanto alongside several other Elite Four Pokémon.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Misty threw a Shellder at Ash after he was constantly staring at her in her swimsuit.

For Shellder's appearances in the manga as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the manga sections of Slowbro and Slowking.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Bruno owns five Shellder as seen in PM034.

In the TCG

Main article: Shellder (TCG)
For Shellder's appearances in the TCG as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see Slowbro (TCG) and Slowking (TCG).

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Three Shellder appear on the Red Table and give the player points when hit. When Catch'em Mode is activated, they also reveal the silhouette of the Pokémon attempting to be captured upon being hit.

Pokédex entries

For Shellder's Pokédex entries as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the Pokédex entries sections of Slowbro and Slowking.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Blue
Yellow The shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.
Stadium Its shell is harder than diamond. It hides in sand on the sea floor and catches prey with its soft tongue.
Generation II
Gold It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
Silver Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
Crystal Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.
Stadium 2 It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
Generation III
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.
Sapphire
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.
FireRed It is encased in a shell that is harder than diamond. Inside, however, it is surprisingly tender.
LeafGreen Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Generation IV
Diamond It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
SoulSilver Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
Generation V
Black It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
White
Black 2 It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Seafoam Islands
Routes 6, 11, 19, 20, and 21, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Seafoam Islands, and Cinnabar Island with Super Rod
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Seafoam Islands
Routes 6, 11, 19, 20, and 21, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Seafoam Islands, and Cinnabar Island with Super Rod
Yellow
Common Vermilion Harbor and Routes 17 and 18 with Super Rod
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 26 and 27, Olivine City*, Vermilion City, Pallet Town, New Bark Town and Union Cave* (Fish with Good Rod or Super Rod)
Crystal
Common Routes 26 and 27, Olivine City*, Vermilion City, Pallet Town, New Bark Town and Union Cave* (Fish with Good Rod or Super Rod)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Pallet Town, Cinnabar Island, Vermilion City, One Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 205 (Floaroma Town side), Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks (Fish with Super Rod)
Platinum
Rare Route 205 (Floaroma Town side), Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks (Fish with Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Routes 20, 21, 26, 27, 41, and 47, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town, and New Bark Town (Fish with Good Rod or Super Rod)
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Blue Lake and Stormy Beach
Generation V
Black White
Uncommon (Super Rod) Common (Rippling Water) Route 13, Undella Town, Undella Bay
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Route 13, Undella Town, Seaside Cave, Humilau City (Fishing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


Side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Pinball Vermilion City Seaside
Vermilion City Streets
Seafoam Islands
Pokémon Trozei! SOL Laboratory 3
Secret Storage 14
Endless Level 33
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Stormy Sea (1F-8F)
Silver Trench (1F-8F)
Far-off Sea (1F-8F)
Marvelous Sea (B1-B5)
Fantasy Strait (B1-B5)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Beach Cave (B1-B4)
Surrounded Sea (1F-20F)
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Challenger's Ground

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Shellder English United States 24 September 25, 2004
RSEFRLG Gotta Catch 'Em All #3 Shellder Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Pearl Pearl (25%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (8%)
Crystal
FireRed LeafGreen Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Diamond Pearl Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Black White Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 30
90 - 137 170 - 264
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 305   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 45.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/14 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
044 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
088 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
1313 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100100% 30
1616 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2020 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
2525 Clamp Water Physical 03535 08585% 15
2828 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
3232 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 09595% 10
3737 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
4040 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
4444 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
4949 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
5252 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100100% 10
5656 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15
6161 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Shellder obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellder
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellder
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellder
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellder
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Corsola Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
CloysterCrawdaunt Avalanche Ice Physical 60 100% 10
TentacoolTentacruel Barrier Psychic Status —% 30
TentacoolTentacruelKrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphish
Crawdaunt
BubbleBeam Water Special 65 100% 20
ShellderCloyster Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
KrabbyKinglerOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutops Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
TentacoolTentacruelKabutoKabutopsAnorithArmaldo Rapid Spin* Normal Physical 20 100% 40
OmanyteOmastarCorsolaAnorithArmaldo Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
TentacoolTentacruel
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
ShellderCloyster Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
SkorupiDrapion Twineedle* Bug Physical 25 100% 20
TentacoolTentacruel Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shellder in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Shellder in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellder
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellder
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Shellder can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Shellder cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellder
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellder
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sparkling Sea Barrier Psychic Status —% 30
Sparkling Sea Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Shellder can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellder
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellder
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 29+ Purified moves
Shadow Blitz Shadow Box XD 090.png Refresh Normal
Shadow Shed Shadow Take Down Normal
-- Surf Water
-- Aurora Beam Ice

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lick Shellder (Expedition 129)
Minimize Shellder (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 79)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin090.png Pin090.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani090.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP090.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.2%
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP My shell is harder than any diamond!
26%-50% HP My HP is down to half...
1%-25% HP No more... I feel faint... Help...
Level up Awesome! I leveled up! I need to work that much harder!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Awesome! I leveled up! I need to work that much harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP090.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Shellder
Unevolved
Shellder
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone


Cloyster
First evolution
Cloyster
 Water  Ice 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 090.png Spr 1y 090.png Spr 1g 090.png Spr b g1 090.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 090.png Spr 2s 090.png Spr 2c 090.gif Spr b 2g 090.png
Spr 2g 090 s.png Spr 2s 090 s.png Spr 2c 090 s.gif Spr b 2g 090 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 090.png Spr 3e 090.png Spr 3f 090.png Spr b 3r 090.png
Spr 3r 090 s.png Spr 3e 090 s.png Spr 3f 090 s.png Spr b 3r 090 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 090.png Spr 4d 090.png Spr 4h 090.png Spr b 4d 090.png
Spr 4d 090 s.png Spr 4d 090 s.png Spr 4h 090 s.png Spr b 4d 090 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 090.png Spr 5b 090.png Spr b 5b 090.png
Spr 5b 090 s.png Spr 5b 090 s.png Spr b 5b 090 s.png
Shellder For other sprites and images, please see Shellder images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Shellder forms

For the remainder of Shellder's sprites as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the sprite sections of Slowbro and Slowking.
Spr 5b 080.pngSpr 5b 080 s.png Spr 5b 199.pngSpr 5b 199 s.png Spr b 5b 080.pngSpr b 5b 080 s.png Spr b 5b 199.pngSpr b 5b 199 s.png
Slowbro form Slowking form Slowbro back sprites Slowking back sprites

Trivia

  • In the anime, Shellder is required to evolve Slowpoke into Slowbro or Slowking. Shellder clamps onto a Slowpoke's tail to evolve into Slowbro, or onto its head while wearing the King's Rock to evolve into a Slowking. Even though Shellder changes form drastically when it bonds with Slowpoke to evolve (see above), it is not considered an evolution in and of itself.
  • Some of Slowbro's Pokédex entries states that if the Shellder becomes detached, it will devolve back into a Slowpoke, one of the very few references to devolution.
    • It is also mentioned that if the Shellder on Slowking's head comes off, it forgets everything it knows. However, unlike Slowbro's entries there is no indication of devolution. It's possible that the Slowking evolution is irreversible for both Pokémon, and that Shellder is not detachable like a crown.
  • Though Slowbro and Slowking's Silver Pokédex entries mentions that Shellder secretes venom, it cannot learn any Poison-type attacks by leveling up. However, it is still able to learn Toxic via TM.
  • Shellder and Cloyster share the same species name with Clamperl. They are all known as the Bivalve Pokémon.
  • Shellder are one of the few Pokémon to show their entire body in a backsprite before Generation V, which it does in Generation II.
  • Shellder were shown to be capable of floating through the air in Pokémon Snap, a trait that has been seen in no other media.
  • In the episode The Evolution Solution, it's revealed that Shellder is still capable of speech as the shell of a Slowbro.

Origin

Shellder is similar to bivalves, more specifically the clam, with its tongue representing a clam's "foot".

Its parasitic relationship to Slowpoke may be inspired by leeches. Interesting enough, Slowbro is known as the Hermit Crab Pokémon and many real-world parasites, including leeches, often target crabs.

Name origin

Shellder is derived from shell. It also may be a pun on shelter, referring to the fact that it lives in a shell.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese シェルダー Shellder From shell
France Flag.png French Kokiyas From coquille and maybe as
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shellder Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Muschas From Muschel
Italy Flag.png Italian Shellder Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 셀러 Selleo



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