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Shellder (Pokémon)

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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 '
Category
Bivalve Pokémon
Abilities
Shell Armor or Skill Link
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Cloyster when exposed to radiation from a Water Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Shellder's two shells are a purplish-blue color and has two spikes on the top and also on the underside. They use their two shells for propulsion by opening and closing them rapidly. Shellder has a large, red tongue which serves as a means for burrowing. It is unknown what Shellder looks like inside its shell, seeing as only its large, disk-like eyes are discernible from within, but what is known is that its body inside is tender.

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. As clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, it uses the move only as a last resort. 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. 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 from the Shellder 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. 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.

Habitat

Shellder lives on the sea floor. Their native range includes Kanto and Johto, but it can be fished up in Sinnoh as well.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

When Shellder's mouth is clamped on Slowbro's tail, it will feed on the leftovers of food eaten by the host Slowbro. When it's on its own, Shellder is most likely a filter feeder.

In the anime

File:Shellderanime.png
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

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.

Many 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.

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
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 {{{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 Seafoam Islands and Routes Route 6, Route 11, Route 19, Route 20, and Route 21, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Seafoam Islands, and Cinnabar Island with Super Rod
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Vermilion Harbor and Routes Route 17 and Route 18 with Super Rod
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 Pallet Town, 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 (Fish with Super Rod)
Platinum
Rare Route 205 (Floaroma Town side), Valley Windworks (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
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/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

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

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

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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:#9DB7F5" | 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

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.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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.

Trivia

  • In the anime, it is needed to evolve Slowpoke into Slowbro or 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 the Bivalve Pokémon.
  • Even though Shellder changes when it bonds with Slowpoke to become Slowbro or Slowking, it is not considered an evolution.
  • Despite always having its 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.
  • It should be noted that the Pokémon that Slowbro and Slowking are bitten by does not resemble the Pokémon Shellder.
  • Shellder is one of three Generation I Pokémon whose tongue is always sticking out while idle. The others are Lickitung and Seel.
    • Also, every one of Shellder's sprites depict it with its tongue out.

Origin

It is similar to Scallops 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 (shell or clam).
  • French: Kokiyas - From coquille (shell).
  • Korean: 셀러 Sella
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 大舌貝 Dà Shé Bèi - Literally means "Big-tongue shell".

Related articles

External links

Notes


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#091: Cloyster Cloyster
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