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Shell Armor (Ability)

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Shell Armor シェルアーマー
Shell Armor
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Generation III
Blocks critical hits.
Generation IV
The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
Generation V
The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from critical hits.

Shell Armor (Japanese: シェルアーマー Shell Armor) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty-one Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Shell Armor prevents Pokémon from receiving a critical hit.

Outside of battle

Shell Armor has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Shell Armor

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Slowbro Slowbro
Mega Slowbro
Water Psychic Shell Armor None None
Shellder Shellder Water Water Shell Armor Skill Link Overcoat
Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice Shell Armor Skill Link Overcoat
Krabby Krabby Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Kingler Kingler Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Lapras Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb Shell Armor Hydration
Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
Omastar Omastar Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire White Smoke None Shell Armor
Corphish Corphish Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Clamperl Clamperl Water Water Shell Armor None Rattled
Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass Overgrow None Shell Armor
Grotle Grotle Grass Grass Overgrow None Shell Armor
Torterra Torterra Grass Ground Overgrow None Shell Armor
Oshawott Oshawott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
Dewott Dewott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
Samurott Samurott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
Crustle Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm Shell Armor Overcoat
Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug Hydration Shell Armor Overcoat
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 貝殼盔甲 Bèiké Kuījiǎ
France Flag.png French Coque Armure
Germany Flag.png German Panzerhaut
Italy Flag.png Italian Guscioscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 조가비 갑옷 Jogabi Gap'eun
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Armadura de Concha
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caparazón


Variations of the Ability Battle Armor
Battle ArmorShell Armor

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