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* Shuckle has the highest base {{stat|Defense}} and {{stat|Special Defense}} stats, both being at 230.
 
* Shuckle has the highest base {{stat|Defense}} and {{stat|Special Defense}} stats, both being at 230.
* Shuckle has the lowest {{stat|Attack}} and {{stat|Special Attack}} stat of all {{type|Bug}} Pokémon.
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* Shuckle has the lowest base {{stat|Attack}} and {{stat|Special Attack}} stat of all {{type|Bug}} Pokémon.
 
** By using {{m|Power Trick}}, Shuckle can temporarily reach a pseudo base {{stat|Attack}} stat of 230, which would be the highest of all Pokémon.
 
** By using {{m|Power Trick}}, Shuckle can temporarily reach a pseudo base {{stat|Attack}} stat of 230, which would be the highest of all Pokémon.
 
*** This also gives Shuckle the lowest pseudo {{stat|Defense}} stat [[List of Pokémon by base stats|of all Pokémon]].
 
*** This also gives Shuckle the lowest pseudo {{stat|Defense}} stat [[List of Pokémon by base stats|of all Pokémon]].
* Shuckle is tied with {{p|Munchlax}} for the lowest {{stat|Speed}} of all Pokémon.
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* Shuckle is tied with {{p|Munchlax}} for the lowest {{stat|Speed}} base stat of all Pokémon.
* Shuckle is tied with {{p|Feebas}} and {{p|Bonsly}} for the lowest {{stat|Special Attack}} of all Pokémon.
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* Shuckle is tied with {{p|Feebas}} and {{p|Bonsly}} for the lowest {{stat|Special Attack}} base stat of all Pokémon.
 
* Shuckle is one of the few Pokémon to have official art for its Shiny form. It can also be seen in its Shiny form in a [[Pokémon.com online games#Unnamed Shuckle game|game]] at the Fun Zone section of [[Pokémon.com]].
 
* Shuckle is one of the few Pokémon to have official art for its Shiny form. It can also be seen in its Shiny form in a [[Pokémon.com online games#Unnamed Shuckle game|game]] at the Fun Zone section of [[Pokémon.com]].
 
* Despite being weak to {{type|Water}} moves and being unable to use the move {{m|Surf}}, it appears in the sea in [[Pal Park]].
 
* Despite being weak to {{type|Water}} moves and being unable to use the move {{m|Surf}}, it appears in the sea in [[Pal Park]].

Revision as of 16:19, 20 April 2013

Scizor #212: Scizor
Pokémon
#214: Heracross Heracross
Shuckle
ツボツボ Tsubotsubo
#213
213Shuckle.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Bug Rock
Category
Mold Pokémon
Abilities
Sturdy or Gluttony Contrary
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#168
Hoenn
#356
Unova
#232
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-109 N-080
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
45.2 lbs.
Imperial
20.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F213.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 80 Battle Exp.: 801*

Shuckle (Japanese: ツボツボ Tsubotsubo) is a dual-type Bug/Rock Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Shuckle in its shell

Shuckle bears resemblance to a small turtle. Shuckle is encased in a very hard red shell that has many holes in it. Its body inside the shell is yellow and presumably very soft. Shuckle's limbs appear limp until in use and are completely able.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Shuckle are well known for having high defenses, surpassing all other Pokémon in both physical and Special Defense. However, Shuckle's other stats are incredibly low, being either lowest or very near to lowest of all Pokémon.

In Generation II, if a Shuckle is made to hold a standard Berry, it will in time break down into Berry Juice, which doubles its effectiveness. This functionality was removed from later generations.

Behavior

Rather than actively hunting and foraging for food like most other Pokémon, it tends to collect Berries and store them in its shell. The Berries inside are liquefied and fermented by the Shuckle's digestive juices, which are then consumed by the Shuckle. These juices are also used to dissolve rocks for the Shuckle to hide under.

Habitat

Shuckle tend to hide under rocks and fallen logs for long periods of time.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

This Pokémon's main diet consists of Berries, which it collects and stores in its shell.

In the anime

Shuckle in the anime

Major appearances

In A Better Pill to Swallow, an old man was using the Berry Juice that Shuckle makes to create medicine. One of the Shuckle that he befriended was a purple Shuckle whose Berry Juice attracted Pokémon to anyone who drank it. Because of this, Team Rocket made it their mission to steal it.

Butch's Shuckle debuted in Sleight of Sand!.

Conway used a Shuckle in his battle against Ash in Working on a Right Move!.

Minor appearances

Shiny Shuckle in the anime

A Shuckle was one of the residents of Big Town in Pikachu & Pichu.

A Shuckle appeared on a poster in Imitation Confrontation.

A picture of a Shuckle appeared in Hocus Pokémon.

A Shuckle appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Shuckle also appeared in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

A Shuckle appeared in Dressed for Jess Success!.

Another Shuckle appeared in Double-Time Battle Training! under the ownership of Rebecca.

A Shuckle made a brief cameo in SS024, outside Professor Rowan's lab.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP170 Shuckle Ash's Pokédex Shuckle, the Mold Pokémon. When Shuckle places organic materials in its husk-like shell, the items are transformed into a unique juice. Shuckle are naturally shy and are most often found hiding beneath rocks.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP185 Shuckle Dawn's Pokédex Shuckle, the Mold Pokémon. Shuckle stores Berries inside its shell, and the Berries eventually turn into a delicious juice.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Orm and his Shuckle

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Shuckle first appeared with Kurt. Kurt's Shuckle helps the Poké Ball craftsman make his special Poké Balls.

Shuckle's most major appearance is in Volume 23, under the control of Orm, in his battles against Professor Oak (which he won with ease) and Oak's grandson Blue (which he lost eventually).

Another Shuckle was seen under Pike Queen Lucy's command, where it showed off its fair deftness by badly poisoning Emerald's Starmie (as well as take a number of attacks) before being washed out by a Surf. She hasn't used it since.

In the TCG

Main article: Shuckle (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Silver It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Crystal The fluid secreted by its toes carves holes in rocks for nesting and can be mixed with Berries to make a drink.
Stadium 2 The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Generation III
Ruby Shuckle quietly hides itself under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its hard shell while eating berries it has stored away. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
Sapphire
Emerald A Shuckle hides under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its shell while eating stored berries. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
FireRed It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
LeafGreen The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Generation IV
Diamond It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
SoulSilver It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Generation V
Black It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
White
Black 2 The berries stored in its vaselike shell eventually become a thick, pulpy juice.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Cianwood City (given away)
Rock Smash boulders in Cianwood City, Route 40, Burned Tower or Dark Cave
Crystal
Rare Cianwood City (given away)
Rock Smash boulders in Cianwood City, Route 40, Burned Tower or Dark Cave
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
Common Safari Zone (Rock Smash boulders)
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
One Deep Colosseum (Shadow)
XD
One Trade Surskit in Pyrite Town
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Dongle Route 224 (Emerald)
Platinum
Dongle Route 224 (Emerald)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Cianwood City (given away), Rock Smash boulders in Cianwood City or Vermilion City
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 14
Black 2 White 2
Rare Seaside Cave
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Cobalt Coast
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 8
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Blaze (5F-9F)
Howling Forest (7F-11F)
Oddity Cave (B6-B9)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F)
Landslide Cave (B1-B12)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Wireless Tower
Fire Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Soothing Shore

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gotta Catch 'Em All #6 Shuckle Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 7, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Gold Silver Berry (50%)
Crystal
Emerald Oran Berry Oran Berry (100%)
Diamond Pearl Oran Berry Oran Berry (100%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Berry Juice Berry Juice (100%)
Black White Berry Juice Berry Juice (100%)
Black 2 White 2 Berry Juice Berry Juice (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 20
80 - 127 150 - 244
Attack: 10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Defense: 230
211 - 310 418 - 614
Sp.Atk: 10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Sp.Def: 230
211 - 310 418 - 614
Speed: 5
9 - 62 13 - 119
Total: 505   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
1/2
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
10/15 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Withdraw Water Status 0000 —}}—% 40
000Start 000Start Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Bide Normal Physical 0000 —}}—% 10
03737 000Start Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
0077 0055 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
01313 0099 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 090}}90% 20
000Start 01212 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
01919 01616 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
02525 02020 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
N/AN/A 02323 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 090}}90% 15
03131 02727 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 10
04343 03131 Power Trick Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
N/AN/A 03434 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
N/AN/A 03838 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
04949 04242 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
05555 04545 Power Split Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
05555 04545 Guard Split Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
N/AN/A 04949 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Shuckle obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shuckle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shuckle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
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 Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
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 Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 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 TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shuckle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shuckle
  • 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 
ShelmetAccelgor Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
SkorupiDrapion Acupressure Normal Status —% 30
ShelmetAccelgor Final Gambit Fighting Special 100% 5
VolbeatLeavanny Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
GligarGliscorSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
NincadaNinjask Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
DwebbleCrustle Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
TrapinchVibravaFlygon Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
SurskitMasquerainCombee Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shuckle 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 Shuckle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shuckle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shuckle
  • 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 After You Normal Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Gastro Acid Poison Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Shuckle can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Shuckle cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shuckle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shuckle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Icy Cave Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
Icy Cave Shell Smash Normal Status —% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Shuckle can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shuckle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shuckle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani213.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP213.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP If the going gets too rough, I'll retreat within my shell!
26%-50% HP No more tomfoolery! My health is halfway down.
1%-25% HP I think it's hopeless... I want to hide in my shell...
Level up Yes, finally leveled up! I'll beat on my shell like a tom-tom!
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 Yes, finally leveled up! I'll beat on my shell like a tom-tom!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP213.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
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:
 Rock  Rock Assist.png
( Rock )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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

Shuckle
Does not evolve
Shuckle
 Bug  Rock 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 213.png Spr 2s 213.png Spr 2c 213.gif Spr b 2g 213.png
Spr 2g 213 s.png Spr 2s 213 s.png Spr 2c 213 s.gif Spr b 2g 213 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 213.png Spr 3e 213.png Spr 3r 213.png Spr b 3r 213.png
Spr 3r 213 s.png Spr 3e 213 s.png Spr 3r 213 s.png Spr b 3r 213 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 213.png Spr 4d 213.png Spr 4h 213.png Spr b 4d 213.png
Spr 4d 213 s.png Spr 4d 213 s.png Spr 4h 213 s.png Spr b 4d 213 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 213.png Spr 5b 213.png Spr b 5b 213.png
Spr 5b 213 s.png Spr 5b 213 s.png Spr b 5b 213 s.png
Shuckle For other sprites and images, please see Shuckle images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Shuckle has the highest base Defense and Special Defense stats, both being at 230.
  • Shuckle has the lowest base Attack and Special Attack stat of all Bug-type Pokémon.
    • By using Power Trick, Shuckle can temporarily reach a pseudo base Attack stat of 230, which would be the highest of all Pokémon.
  • Shuckle is tied with Munchlax for the lowest Speed base stat of all Pokémon.
  • Shuckle is tied with Feebas and Bonsly for the lowest Special Attack base stat of all Pokémon.
  • Shuckle is one of the few Pokémon to have official art for its Shiny form. It can also be seen in its Shiny form in a game at the Fun Zone section of Pokémon.com.
  • Despite being weak to Water-type moves and being unable to use the move Surf, it appears in the sea in Pal Park.
  • Shuckle has the most extreme stat distribution, being in the top three or bottom three of every base stat category.
  • A level 100 Shuckle can potentially deal the most damage in one single attack through the use of numerous stat boosters; by receiving the effects of Helping Hand from two allies in a triple battle, holding a Metronome, Power Trick, a Skill Swap to Pure Power, and 6 Attack boosts. Also, both of Shuckle's partners must have the Ability Flower Gift and the weather must be sunny. On the 5th turn of using a Defense Curl boosted Rollout consecutively without any misses, if used against a level 1 Ledyba, Yanma or Combee with minimum Defense stats, that have been hit with negative Defense modifiers (such as Screech), it can deal 481,266,000 damage with a critical hit.

Origin

Shuckle seems to be based on an endolith, an organism that lives inside porous rocks or animal shells or possibly an abalone. Fungi, also known as mold, are common endoliths; this explains why Shuckle is the mold Pokémon. It may also be based on scale insects – small, shelled parasites that produce a sweet fluid called honeydew that attracts other insects. Shuckle may have been based on a variety of mollusks, as it shares some characteristics with them. Some examples of the similar characteristics are the shell, muscular and limp-seeming feet, the use of acids to receive food or to break down obstacles, likes fermented foods, and both also live close to the water. It may also be based on turtles or tortoises, appearance-wise.

Name origin

Shuckle may be a combination of shuck (a husk or pod) and barnacle or turtle.

Tsubotsubo may derive from 壷 tsubo (jar) and 富士壺 fujitsubo (barnacle).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ツボツボ Tsubotsubo From tsubo and 富士壺 fujitsubo
France Flag.png French Caratroc From carapace and troc, referring to its ability of transforming Berries into Berry juice.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shuckle Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pottrott From Pott and verrotten, referring to the fermentation of Berries in its shell.
Italy Flag.png Italian Shuckle Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 단단지 Dandanji


External Links

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