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Shelgon (Pokémon)

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Bagon #371: Bagon
Pokémon
#373: Salamence Salamence
Shelgon
Endurance Pokémon
コモルー
Komoruu
#372
Shelgon

Shelgon

Shelgon

Shelgon
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rock Head Cacophony
Cacophony
Overcoat
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Shelgon

Mega Shelgon Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Dragon
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
243.6 lbs. 110.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#372
Kanto
#000
Johto
#188
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#015
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-166
Fiore
R-226
Almia
R-220/N-201
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
144
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
147
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F372.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
35
External Links

Shelgon (Japanese: コモルー Komoruu) is a Dragon-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Bagon starting at level 30 and evolves into Salamence starting at level 50.

Biology

Shelgon is a quadruped Pokémon that resembles a pupal stage. There are bone structures covering its body, which form a shell with two openings and three ridges on top. One opening is in front, revealing two yellow eyes, while the other opening is in the back. This bony covering repels enemy attacks, but it makes Shelgon heavy. As a result, this Pokémon moves sluggishly and hardly eats. Inside the shell, its body is busy forming for its next evolution. The moment this Pokémon evolves, its shell peels away. Its grey legs are visible protruding from underneath the shell, each with a short red stripe on the inner surface. It can be found in caverns.

In the anime

Shelgon in the anime

Major appearances

Shelgon was first seen when Michelle's Bagon evolved in Let Bagons Be Bagons.

Drake used a Shelgon in Vanity Affair. It defeated Pikachu.

Minor appearances

A Shelgon competed in the Hoenn Grand Festival in Hi Ho Silver Wind! and Deceit and Assist.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Drake uses a Shelgon in an attempt to break open the door of the Ancient Tomb containing Registeel.

In the TCG

Main article: Shelgon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Inside Shelgon's armor-like shell, cells are in the midst of transformation to create an entirely new body. This Pokémon's shell is extremely heavy, making its movements sluggish.
Sapphire Covering Shelgon's body are outgrowths much like bones. The shell is very hard and bounces off enemy attacks. When awaiting evolution, this Pokémon hides away in a cavern.
Emerald It hardly eats while it awaits evolution. It becomes hardier by enduring hunger. Its shell peels off the instant it begins to evolve.
FireRed Its armored body makes all attacks bounce off. The armor is too tough, however, making it heavy and somewhat sluggish.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It surrounds its body in an iron-hard shell to accumulate enough power to evolve.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.
White
Black 2 Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.
White 2
Generation VI
X Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.
Y Its armored body makes all attacks bounce off. The armor is too tough, however, making it heavy and somewhat sluggish.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Bagon
Emerald
Evolve Bagon
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Evolve Bagon
Platinum
Evolve Bagon
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Bagon
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Bagon
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Dragon)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Cave
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 59
Endless Level 61
Forever Level 9
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Freeze (1F-6F)
Wish Cave (65F-69F)
Wyvern Hill (9F-16F)
Joyous Tower (60F-64F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Daybreak Ridge, Ochre Quarry, Magnagate dungeons, Freezing Pillar, Windy Shoreline,
Jaws of the Abyss, Rusty Mountain (Golden Chamber), Smoking Mountain (Mapless Street and Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic (during mission)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Volcano
Dark Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Sunny Seashore

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
HeartGold SoulSilver Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 420   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
2/2 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★

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 ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
055 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1010 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1616 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2020 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2525 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
3030 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3232 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3737 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4343 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
5050 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
6161 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Shelgon obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelgon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelgon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 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 Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelgon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelgon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteGibleGabiteGarchompAxewFraxure
HaxorusDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rage Dragon Special 100% 10
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardShelgonSalamence Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxew
FraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonSkrelp
DragalgeGoomySliggooGoodra
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
DeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
Axew Endure* Normal Status —% 10
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardArbokGarchomp Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95% 15
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosMiloticSkrelp
Dragalge
Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
GyaradosTyruntTyrantrum Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteMiloticDragalge
Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shelgon 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 Shelgon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelgon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelgon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Shelgon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Shelgon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelgon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelgon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelgon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelgon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS372.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani372.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP372.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Dragon Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP Everything bounces off my armor! But it's awfully heavy!
26%-50% HP Aww... Half my HP's gone already.
1%-25% HP I can't take it... I'm too weak to move my body...
Level up I leveled up! But I'm still way too heavy!
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 I leveled up! But I'm still way too heavy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP372.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: None Field move: Tackle fm.pngTackle fm.png
(Tackle ×2)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Shelgon launches whirling attacks by cleverly spinning its sturdy body.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
( Dragon )
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry  
It breathes blue flames and attacks while thrashing about.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Dragon  Dragon Assist.png
( Dragon )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching a large blue fireball.
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

371Bagon.png
Unevolved
Bagon
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 30
372Shelgon.png
First evolution
Shelgon
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 50
373Salamence.png
Second evolution
Salamence
 Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 372.png Spr b 3r 372.png Spr 3e 372.gif Spr b 3r 372.png Spr 3r 372.png Spr b 3r 372.png
Spr 3r 372 s.png Spr b 3r 372 s.png Spr 3e 372 s.gif Spr b 3r 372 s.png Spr 3r 372 s.png Spr b 3r 372 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 372.png Spr b 4d 372.png Spr 4d 372.png Spr b 4d 372.png Spr 4d 372.png Spr b 4h 372.png
Spr 4d 372 s.png Spr b 4d 372 s.png Spr 4d 372 s.png Spr b 4d 372 s.png Spr 4d 372 s.png Spr b 4d 372 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 372.png Spr b 5b 372.png Spr 5b 372.png Spr b 5b 372.png
Spr 5b 372 s.png Spr b 5b 372 s.png Spr 5b 372 s.png Spr b 5b 372 s.png
Front Back Front Back
372MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Shelgon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Shelgon is a based on a dragon and a pupa.

Name origin

Shelgon is a combination of shell and dragon.

Komoruu is a corruption of 籠る komoru (to seclude oneself). It is worth noting that 龍 ryū (dragon) resembles part of the kanji for komoru.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コモルー Komoruu From 籠る komoru (to seclude oneself) and 龍 ryū (dragon), which resembles part of the kanji for komoru.
France Flag.png French Drackhaus From dragon and Haus
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shelgon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Draschel From Drache and Schale
Italy Flag.png Italian Shelgon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쉘곤 Swelgon Transliteration of English name


External links

Bagon #371: Bagon
Pokémon
#373: Salamence Salamence


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