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Shellder (Pokémon)

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Muk #089: Muk
Pokémon
#091: Cloyster Cloyster
Shellder
Bivalve Pokémon
シェルダー
Shellder
#090
Shellder

Shellder

Shellder

Shellder
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
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 Shellder

Mega Shellder Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 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
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Weight
8.8 lbs. 4.0 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
#090
Kanto
#171
Johto
#260
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#036
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
97
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
61
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
F090.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Shellder (Japanese: シェルダー Shellder) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Cloyster when exposed to a Water Stone.

Biology

Shellder is a black pearl-like Pokémon encased within a spiky, blue-violet bivalve shell. It has two round white eyes with tiny black pupils. It has an enormously long red tongue, which it uses to burrow itself into sand and to lure and capture prey. Its body is known to be soft and tender; however, its shell is said to be harder than diamond. Prehistoric Shellder were apparently preyed upon by Omastar. Once ensnared by Omastar's tentacles, its hard shell stood no match to the Spiral Pokémon's deadly powerful bite, and its soft insides quickly devoured.

Shellder can develop a symbiotic relationship with Slowpoke. After attaching itself to the Dopey Pokémon's tail, the two undergo a metamorphosis and together evolve into Slowbro. If it attaches to the head of a Slowpoke in possession of a King's Rock, the two will instead evolve into Slowking. These relationships allow it to travel onto land and obtain a new stage in its life cycle.

Regardless of which form the two Pokémon evolve into, Shellder's shell transforms into a spiny, spiraled cone with several tiers. Sharp teeth develop around the rim of the shell to anchor it securely to the evolved Slowpoke, and its eyes now peek out from the bottom rim of the shell. In its crown form, Shellder will have a red jewel on its underside and a large horn on either side of its shell.

While in its crown form, Shellder will periodically release its venom into Slowking's brain. This is actually beneficial to Slowking, as it causes the Regal Pokémon's intelligence to increase. Higher quantities of venom intensify this effect, and Shellder is easily provoked into releasing more whenever Slowking yawns.

Shellder has two former signature moves. It can shoot spears of ice by using Icicle Spear, or clamp tightly to its opponents using Clamp. Despite its hard shell, clamping on to an opponent will reveal its vulnerable parts. Because of this, it will only clamp itself to a foe as a last resort. It swims around its sea floor home by rapidly opening and closing its shell while facing backward.

In the anime

For a list of Shellder's appearances in the anime as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the anime sections of Slowbro and Slowking.
Shellder in the anime
Spiral Shellder in the anime
Crown 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.

Many Shellder were seen in A Crowning Achievement, evolving many Slowpoke into Slowbro, as well as a Slowking under Alice's former ownership.

A Shellder also appeared in Battling a Cute Drama! under the ownership of Marilyn.

Minor appearances

Shellder's first appearance was as part of a Slowbro in Island of the Giant Pokémon.

The first time an unevolved Shellder was seen was in The Bridge Bike Gang. It was sick and Nurse Joy sent Ash, Misty, and Brock over to Sunnytown (where Shellder was) to deliver some medicine.

Multiple Shellder appeared in The Misty Mermaid under the ownership of The Sensational Sisters. One reappeared in Cerulean Blues.

A sick Shellder was treated by Nurse Joy in The Joy of Pokémon.

Multiple Shellder also appeared in The Power of One.

A Shellder living in the ocean surrounding Shamouti Island appeared in Slowking's Day.

A Shellder was one of the Pokémon living at Temacu's father's lab in The Heartbreak of Brock.

Three Shellder appeared in Mantine Overboard! living underwater.

In Octillery The Outcast, Ash's Totodile went up against an unnamed Trainer's Shellder in a qualifying match for the Whirl Cup tournament and won.

In A Parent Trapped!, a Shellder was living underwater.

Pryce of Mahogany Town owns multiple Shellder in Nice Pryce Baby.

A Shellder bit a Slowpoke's tail, evolving it in the process, in Enlighten Up!.

A Shellder appeared in the Contest in Old Rivals, New Tricks!.

Multiple Shellder appeared in Going for the Gold!.

Pokédex entries

For Shellder's Pokédex entries as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the Pokédex entries sections of Slowbro and Slowking.

In the manga

For a list of Shellder's appearances in the manga as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the manga sections of Slowbro and Slowking.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Karate Machop! in Pokémon Adventures, Lorelei owns several Shellder. These Shellder were sent to attack Kanto alongside several other Elite Four Pokémon.

In The Last Battle XIII a Shellder was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Misty threw a Shellder at Ash after he was constantly staring at her in her swimsuit.

For Shellder's appearances in the manga as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the manga sections of Slowbro and Slowking.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Clefairy was attacked by a Shellder in The Legendary Pokémon Appears.

Bruno owns five Shellder as seen in Clefairy's Under Training!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Shellder (TCG)
For Shellder's appearances in the TCG as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see Slowbro (TCG) and Slowking (TCG).

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Three Shellder appear on the Red Table and give the player points when hit. When Catch'em Mode is activated, they also reveal the silhouette of the Pokémon attempting to be captured upon being hit.

Pokédex entries

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 It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
White
Black 2 It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Y Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands
Routes 6, 11, 19, 20, and 21, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Seafoam Islands, and Cinnabar Island (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands
Routes 6, 11, 19, 20, and 21, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Seafoam Islands, and Cinnabar Island (Super Rod)
Yellow
Vermilion Harbor and Routes 17 and 18 (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 26 and 27, Olivine City*, Vermilion City, Pallet Town, New Bark Town and Union Cave* (Good/Super Rod)
Crystal
Routes 26, 27 and 41, Olivine City*, Vermilion City, Pallet Town, New Bark Town and Union Cave* (Good/Super Rod)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Pallet Town, Cinnabar Island, Vermilion City, One Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave (Super Rod)
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 205 (Floaroma Town side), Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks (Super Rod)
Platinum
Route 205 (Floaroma Town side), Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27, 41, and 47, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town, and New Bark Town (Good/Super Rod)
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Blue Lake and Stormy Beach
Generation V
Black White
Route 13, Undella Town, Undella Bay (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
Route 13, Undella Town, Seaside Cave, Humilau City (Fishing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation IV
X
Breed Cloyster
Y
Route 8 (Good Rod)

Side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Pinball Vermilion City Seaside
Vermilion City Streets
Seafoam Islands
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 (B1-B5)
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Challenger's Ground

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Shellder English United States 24 September 25, 2004
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Shellder Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006

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
HeartGold SoulSilver 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%)

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35 ???  ?  ?
044 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40 ???  ?  ?
088 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20 ???  ?  ?
1313 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
1616 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10 ???  ?  ?
2020 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
2525 Clamp Water Physical 03535 08585% 15 ???  ?  ?
2828 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
3232 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 09595% 10 ???  ?  ?
3737 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20 ???  ?  ?
4040 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15 ???  ?  ?
4444 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
4949 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15 ???  ?  ?
5252 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
5656 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15 ???  ?  ?
6161 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5 ???  ?  ?
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Shellder obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellder
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellder
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellder
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellder
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 Shellder 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 Shellder in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellder
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellder
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Shellder can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Shellder cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellder
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellder
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lick Shellder (Expedition 129)
Minimize Shellder (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 79)

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.
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 090.png Spr b g1 090.png Spr 1y 090.png Spr b g1 090.png Spr 1g 090.png Spr b g1 090.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 090.png Spr b 2g 090.png Spr 2s 090.png Spr b 2g 090.png Spr 2c 090.gif Spr b 2c 090.png
Spr 2g 090 s.png Spr b 2g 090 s.png Spr 2s 090 s.png Spr b 2g 090 s.png Spr 2c 090 s.gif Spr b 2g 090 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 090.png Spr b 3r 090.png Spr 3e 090.gif Spr b 3r 090.png Spr 3f 090.png Spr b 3f 090.png
Spr 3r 090 s.png Spr b 3r 090 s.png Spr 3e 090 s.gif Spr b 3r 090 s.png Spr 3f 090 s.png Spr b 3r 090 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 090.png Spr b 4d 090.png Spr 4d 090.png Spr b 4d 090.png Spr 4h 090.png Spr b 4d 090.png
Spr 4d 090 s.png Spr b 4d 090 s.png Spr 4d 090 s.png Spr b 4d 090 s.png Spr 4h 090 s.png Spr b 4d 090 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 090.png Spr b 5b 090.png Spr 5b 090.png Spr b 5b 090.png
Spr 5b 090 s.png Spr b 5b 090 s.png Spr 5b 090 s.png Spr b 5b 090 s.png
Front Back Front Back
090MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Shellder images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Shellder forms

For the remainder of Shellder's sprites as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the sprite sections of Slowbro and Slowking.
Spr 5b 080.pngSpr 5b 080 s.png Spr 5b 199.pngSpr 5b 199 s.png Spr b 5b 080.pngSpr b 5b 080 s.png Spr b 5b 199.pngSpr b 5b 199 s.png
Slowbro form Slowking form Slowbro back sprites Slowking back sprites

Trivia

Shellder and Slowpoke evolving into Slowking in A Crowning Achievement
  • In the anime, Shellder is required to evolve Slowpoke into Slowbro or Slowking. Shellder clamps onto a Slowpoke's tail to evolve into Slowbro, or onto its head while wearing the King's Rock to evolve into a Slowking. Even though Shellder changes form drastically when it bonds with Slowpoke to evolve (see above), it is not considered an evolution in and of itself.
  • In the episode The Evolution Solution, it is revealed that Shellder is still capable of speech as the shell of a Slowbro.
  • Shellder were shown to be capable of floating through the air in Pokémon Snap, a trait that has been seen in no other media.
  • Shellder and Cloyster share their species name with Clamperl. They are all known as the Bivalve Pokémon.

Origin

Shellder is similar to the clam, with its tongue representing a clam's "foot." The fact that it latches onto Slowpoke and produces a beneficial toxin may be inspired by leeches.

Name origin

Shellder is derived from shell and possibly shelter, referring to the fact that it lives in a shell.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese シェルダー Shellder From shell
France Flag.png French Kokiyas From coquille and maybe as
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shellder Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Muschas From Muschel
Italy Flag.png Italian Shellder Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 셀러 Selleo Corrupted transliteration of English/Japanese name


Related articles

External links

Notes


Muk #089: Muk
Pokémon
#091: Cloyster Cloyster


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