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==In other languages==
 
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*[[List of German Pokémon names|German]]: Muschas - from ''Muschel'', meaning "shell" or "clam".
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Kokiyas - ''Coquille'' means shell.
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Kokiyas - ''Coquille'' means shell.
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 셀러 ''Sella''
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 셀러 ''Sella''

Revision as of 05:40, 5 December 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Muk
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Cloyster 000
Shellder
シェルダー Shellder
#090
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water '
Category
Bivalve Pokémon
Abilities
Shell Armor or Skill Link
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#090
Johto
#169
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
Genderless
Breeding
Water 3 group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 97 Battle Exp.: 971*

Shellder (Japanese: シェルダー Shellder) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Cloyster by Water Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Shellder's shell is purplish-blue color and has two spikes on the top and also on the underside. It is unknown what Shellder looks like inside its shell. Shellder has a large, red tongue which serves as a means for burrowing.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Shellder's shell is harder than diamond and can withstand powerful attacks. When sand combines with the body fluids inside of Shellder, beautiful pearls are formed. When a Shellder latches onto the tail of a fishing Slowpoke, the two Pokémon undergo a molecular transformation as a Slowbro is created and the Shellder changes in appearance.

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.

Habitat

Shellder lives on the sea floor.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:SickShellder.jpg
A Shellder in the anime

The first time a 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. Once the Sunny Town Nurse Joy gave Shellder the medicine, it got better instantly.

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

In the TCG

Main article: Shellder (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

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 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 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 Template:A2. 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 It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Routes 6, 11, 19, 20, and 21, Vermilion City, Seafoam Islands, and Cinnabar Island
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Routes 17, 18, and S.S. Anne
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 20, 21, 26, 27, and 41, Olivine City, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town, and New Bark Town (Fish with Good Rod or Super Rod)
Crystal
Common Routes 20, 21, 26, 27, and 41, Olivine City, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town, and New Bark Town (Fish with Good Rod or Super Rod)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common One Island, Five Island, Vermilion City (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 205 (Floaroma Town side), Valley Windworks (Fish with Super Rod)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Trozei! SOL Laboratory 3
Secret Storage 14
Endless Level 33
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Stormy Sea (1F-8F)
Silver Trench (1F-8F)
Far-off Sea (1F-8F)
Marvelous Sea (B1-B5)
Fantasy Strait (B1-B5)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Beach Cave (B1-B4)
Surrounded Sea (1F-20F)

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.


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

Template:Learnset introMoves in Italics aren't STAB for Shellder, but are for some/all evolutions.

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

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

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

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.

Trivia

  • It shares a bond with Slowbro and Slowking.
  • The change in Shellder's evolution when linked to a Slowpoke seems to only occur when attached to a 'living' part of the creature, as with the introduction of the item Slowpoketail in Generation II does not force a spiral evolution as one might suspect.
  • Shellder and Cloyster share the same species name with Clamperl. They are all known as Bivalve Pokémon.
  • No sprites have Shellder's tongue unexposed, excluding its back sprites, except a frame in its Crystal sprite.
  • Even though Shellder changes when it bonds with Slowpoke to become Slowbro or Slowking, it is not considered an evolution.
  • Shellder's Generation II shiny sprite gives the impression that its shell is rusty.
  • Despite always having it's tongue exposed, it cannot learn the move Lick.
  • Though Slowbro's Silver Pokédex entry mentions that Shellder secretes venom, it cannot learn any Poison-type attacks by leveling up.

Origin

It is similar to clams and other bivalves.

Name origin

Shellder's name seems to be a corruption of shell. It also sounds like shelter, perhaps referring to Slowbro and hermit crabs.

In other languages

  • German: Muschas - from Muschel, meaning "shell" or "clam".
  • French: Kokiyas - Coquille means shell.
  • Korean: 셀러 Sella

Related articles

Notes


External links

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