Shell Smash (move)

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Shell Smash
からをやぶる Shell Smash
Shell Smash.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Shell Smash (Japanese: からをやぶる Shell Smash) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation V.


Shell Smash decreases the user's Defense and Special Defense stat by one level, but increases the user's Attack, Special Attack, and Speed by two levels each.


Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
090 090 Shellder Water 56
138 138 Omanyte Rock Water 52
139 139 Omastar Rock Water 67
219 219 Magcargo Fire Rock 38
324 324 Torkoal Fire 65
366 366 Clamperl Water 51
557 557 Ishizumai Bug Rock 37
558 558 Iwaparesu Bug Rock --
564 564 Purotooga Water Rock 38
565 565 Abagoura Water Rock 40
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

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The user decreases its defense stat and increases its attack and speed stat.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
557 Ishizumai Ishizumai forms a white silhouette with red streaks. The silhouette breaks into chunks, leaving Ishizumai's body glowing red. Its claws absorb the white chunks and grow in size, decreasing its defense stat and increasing its attack and speed stat.
Dent's Ishizumai BW011 Debut

In other languages


  • Shell Smash, along with Coil Around and Butterfly Dance, are the only moves that raise three stats at once.
    • Shell Smash is also the only move that affect more than three stats, other than AncientPower and its variations.

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