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Cloyster (Pokémon)

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Shellder #090: Shellder
Pokémon
#092: Gastly Gastly
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cloyster (disambiguation).
Cloyster
Bivalve Pokémon
パルシェン
Parshen
#091
Cloyster

Cloyster

Cloyster

Cloyster
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ice
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shell Armor or Skill Link Cacophony
Cacophony
Overcoat
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Cloyster

Mega Cloyster Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
292.1 lbs. 132.5 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#091
Kanto
#172
Johto
#261
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#037
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
203
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
184
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F091.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Cloyster (Japanese: パルシェン Parshen) is a dual-type Water/Ice Pokémon.

It evolves from Shellder when exposed to a Water Stone.

Biology

Cloyster is a black, pearl-like Pokémon. It is encased inside a light grey shell, which is surrounded by a second jagged, blue-violet outer shell casing. It has one barb-like spike protruding from above its head, and multiple conical horns on its outer shell. Its shell is harder than diamond with spikes that are even harder; harsh tidal currents will affect the size and sharpness of these spikes. On its pearl-like face, it has two white eyes and a mouth. Aside from its face and head, its internal anatomy has never been seen.

It typically only opens its shell to attack an opponent. However, it is fully capable of retaliating against any enemy with its shell tightly closed. With rapid succession, it launches its spikes at the foe, keeping them repelled. Once it has shut itself in, it is impossible to open its shell from the outside. This impressive defense allows it to withstand anything from a bomb blast to even a missile strike. The same projectile system it uses to launch its spikes is also used for swimming. It swallows seawater, and then ejects it towards the rear propelling it through with siphon-jet propulsion. It lives on the sea floor, nestled among the rocks and coral.

In the anime

Cloyster in the anime

Major appearances

Lorelei's Cloyster

Lorelei used a Cloyster against Ash in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

Other

Cloyster debuted in The Bridge Bike Gang, where Misty battled against one owned by Tyra.

Ash battled a Cloyster belonging to Pete Pebbleman during the Indigo League in Fire and Ice. It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End. Also, in the latter episode, another Cloyster under the ownership of an unknown Trainer, appeared during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

Mateo owned a Cloyster in The Crystal Onix.

Butch used a Cloyster during his and Cassidy's attempt to capture Moltres in The Search for the Legend.

A Cloyster appeared in Staging a Heroes Welcome under the ownership of Kyle.

Minor appearances

A Cloyster appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers.

Giovanni's Cloyster first appeared in The Battle of the Badge.

A Cloyster appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, as part of the cast for the movie "Pokémon in Love".

A Cloyster appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

Multiple Cloyster also appeared in The Power of One.

A Trainer used a Cloyster in Hook, Line, and Stinker to aid him in the annual Seaking Catching Competition.

A Cloyster made a cameo in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

A Cloyster can be seen in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP036 Cloyster Ash's Pokédex Cloyster, a Bivalve Pokémon. Its shell is incredibly strong and resistant to a bomb. Its shell only opens when it attacks.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Cloyster in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Giovanni also uses a Cloyster despite it not being the type he specifies in. It was first used in Make Way for Magmar! to freeze two Magmar in solid ice and then killed them by snapping the ice into pieces. It was used again in Golly, Golem! where it froze Red's Poliwrath.

Lorelei owns a Cloyster that she uses as one of her main Pokémon alongside her Dewgong which first appeared in Cloystered.

Another Cloyster was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Lorelei owns a Cloyster in which a running gag involved Clefairy getting hurt by it.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Lorelei's Cloyster is the first opponent Satoshi faces in the Pokémon League.

In the TCG

Main article: Cloyster (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: A Cloyster appears on the Blue Table. When the pinball can be shot into the Cloyster, Catch'em Mode is activated, allowing for the capture of a Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red When attacked, it launches its horns in quick volleys. Its innards have never been seen.
Blue
Yellow For protection, it uses its harder-than-diamonds shell. It also shoots spikes from the shell.
Stadium Its shell is so hard, it can even withstand a bomb. No one has ever seen what is inside its shell.
Generation II
Gold Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength.
Silver Cloyster that live in seas with harsh tidal currents grow large, sharp spikes on their shells.
Crystal Even a missile can't break the spikes it uses to stab opponents. They're even harder than its shell.
Stadium 2 Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength.
Generation III
Ruby Cloyster is capable of swimming in the sea. It does so by swallowing water, then jetting it out toward the rear. This Pokémon shoots spikes from its shell using the same system.
Sapphire
Emerald It swims in the sea by swallowing water, then jetting it out toward the rear. The Cloyster shoots spikes from its shell using the same system.
FireRed Its shell is extremely hard. It cannot be shattered, even with a bomb. The shell opens only when it is attacking.
LeafGreen When attacked, it launches its horns in quick volleys. Its innards have never been seen.
Generation IV
Diamond It fights by keeping its shell tightly shut for protection and by shooting spikes to repel foes.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength.
SoulSilver Cloyster that live in seas with harsh tidal currents grow large, sharp spikes on their shells.
Generation V
Black It fights by keeping its shell tightly shut for protection and by shooting spikes to repel foes.
White
Black 2 It fights by keeping its shell tightly shut for protection and by shooting spikes to repel foes.
White 2
Generation VI
X Cloyster that live in seas with harsh tidal currents grow large, sharp spikes on their shells.
Y Its shell is extremely hard. It cannot be shattered, even with a bomb. The shell opens only when it is attacking.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Shellder
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Shellder
Yellow
Evolve Shellder
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Shellder
Crystal
Evolve Shellder
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Evolve Shellder
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Shellder
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Shellder
Platinum
Evolve Shellder
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Shellder
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Route 13, Undella Town, Undella Bay (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Route 13, Undella Town, Seaside Cave, Humilau City (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X
Friend Safari (Ice)
Y
Route 8 (Super Rod)
Friend Safari (Ice)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Shellder
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 10
Endless Level 29
Forever Level 59
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Shellder
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Challenger's Ground (post ending)
Lake: All*

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Winter Regional Championships 2013 Cloyster English United States 30 January 20, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald* 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%)
X Y Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Events* Choice Scarf Choice Scarf (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 180
166 - 255 328 - 504
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 525   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 85.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/1
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/14 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
00Start Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15
00Start Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
00Start Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
1313 Spike Cannon Normal Physical 02020 100100% 15
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
5050 Icicle Crash Ice Physical 08585 09090% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cloyster obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 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 TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Shellder Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
OmanyteOmastarCorsolaAnorithArmaldo Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
Kabuto Take Down* Normal Physical 90 85% 20
Skorupi Twineedle* Bug Physical 25 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cloyster in Generation VI
  • 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 Cloyster in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cloyster can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cloyster cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
090 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
090 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 25 100% 30
090 Leer Normal Status 100% 30
090 Clamp Water Physical 35 85% 10
090 Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
090 Razor Shell Water Physical 75 95% 10
090 Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
090 Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
090 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cloyster
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cloyster

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lick Cloyster (Expedition 8)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin091.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani091.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP091.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP My shell can't be broken no matter what attack is thrown!
26%-50% HP Trouble... My health is half gone.
1%-25% HP It's all over... Even my shell is cracking...
Level up My level went up! Hit me with any weapon!
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 My level went up! Hit me with any weapon!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP091.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
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

090Shellder.png
Unevolved
Shellder
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone
091Cloyster.png
First evolution
Cloyster
 Water  Ice 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 091.png Spr b g1 091.png Spr 1y 091.png Spr b g1 091.png Spr 1g 091.png Spr b g1 091.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 091.png Spr b 2g 091.png Spr 2s 091.png Spr b 2g 091.png Spr 2c 091.gif Spr b 2c 091.png
Spr 2g 091 s.png Spr b 2g 091 s.png Spr 2s 091 s.png Spr b 2g 091 s.png Spr 2c 091 s.gif Spr b 2g 091 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 091.png Spr b 3r 091.png Spr 3e 091.gif Spr b 3r 091.png Spr 3f 091.png Spr b 3f 091.png
Spr 3r 091 s.png Spr b 3r 091 s.png Spr 3e 091 s.gif Spr b 3r 091 s.png Spr 3f 091 s.png Spr b 3r 091 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 091.png Spr b 4d 091.png Spr 4d 091.png Spr b 4p 091.png Spr 4h 091.png Spr b 4h 091.png
Spr 4d 091 s.png Spr b 4d 091 s.png Spr 4d 091 s.png Spr b 4d 091 s.png Spr 4h 091 s.png Spr b 4d 091 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 091.png Spr b 5b 091.png Spr 5b 091.png Spr b 5b 091.png
Spr 5b 091 s.png Spr b 5b 091 s.png Spr 5b 091 s.png Spr b 5b 091 s.png
Front Back Front Back
091MS.png For other sprites and images, please see images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

It appears to be based on a bivalve of the genus Spondylus with a black pearl as its head.

Name origin

Cloyster may be a combination of clam and oyster. It may also be a play on cloister (to seclude or shelter oneself).

Parshen may be a combination of パール pearl and シェル shell.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese パルシェン Parshen Possibly from パール and シェル
France Flag.png French Crustabri From crustacé and abri
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cloyster Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Austos From Auster
Italy Flag.png Italian Cloyster Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파르셀 Pareusel Transliteration of Japanese name



Notes


External links

Shellder #090: Shellder
Pokémon
#092: Gastly Gastly


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