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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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ice
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shell Armor or Skill Link Cacophony
Cacophony
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Cloyster
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
292.1 lbs. 132.5 kg
Cloyster
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
203
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
184
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Cloyster
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
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F091.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Shellder when exposed to a Water Stone.

Biology

Cloyster is a black, pearl-like Pokémon. It is encased inside a light-gray 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. 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.

Cloyster 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. It can also attack by clamping onto an enemy with its former signature move, Clamp. 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. Being the result of an evolution via Evolution stone, Cloyster is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found in the sea floor, nestled among the rocks and coral, but it will actively hunt on land for Slowpoke tails. Kingler is a natural predator of Cloyster.

In the anime

Cloyster in the anime

Major appearances

Prima's Cloyster

Prima was revealed to own a Cloyster in The Mandarin Island Miss Match. It battled Ash and Pikachu, and it won.

Other

Cloyster debuted in The Bridge Bike Gang, owned by Tyra. It lbattled against Misty, who was going to use Starmie. However, Psyduck popped out of its Poké Ball instead, which resulted in Tyra winning the match.

Pete Pebbleman used a Cloyster during the Indigo Plateau Conference in Fire and Ice. Ash battled it with Kingler, who was able to win. It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End, an episode where another Trainer's Cloyster appeared during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

[Mateo]] used his Cloyster in The Crystal Onix to try and capture the Crystal Onix, but Water Gun had no effect and Cloyster was knocked out.

Butch's Cloyster was teamed with Cassidy's Tentacruel in The Search for the Legend, in their attempt to capture a wild Moltres.

A Cloyster was used in the Performance Stage of the Wallace Cup in Staging a Heroes' Welcome!, by its Coordinator Kyle. It impressed the audience with its Spike Cannon.

Jessie tried to catch a Cloyster without battling in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, but it ate her Poké Ball. It splashed Team Rocket before swimming away, spitting the Ball out on the way.

Minor appearances

A Cloyster appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers during the evolution party in Stone Town.

A Cloyster was in a water tank in Viridian Gym's basement in The Battle of the Badge, under the ownership of Giovanni.

A Cloyster was at the Pokémon Theme Park in Pikachu's Vacation.

A Cloyster was cast in the movie Pokémon in Love in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion.

A Cloyster appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

A school of Cloyster sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III in The Power of One.

A Trainer's Cloyster aided him in the annual Seaking Catching Competition in Hook, Line, and Stinker.

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

A Cloyster appeared in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

Kiawe caught a Cloyster whilst fishing in The One That Didn't Get Away!.

A Cloyster appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

A Cloyster appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!.

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

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

A Cloyster appeared in Horsea's Necklace.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Two Cloyster appeared in JNM01.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Giovanni uses a Cloyster despite him not being the type he specializes in. He 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. He was used again in Golly, Golem!, where he froze Red's Poliwrath.

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

A Cloyster appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Lorelei owns a Cloyster, which kept hurting Clefairy, as seen in To the Pokémon League!!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Lorelei's Cloyster

Lorelei's Cloyster is the first opponent Satoshi faces at the Pokémon League in PZ10.

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

Generation I Kanto
#091
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 Johto
#170
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#091
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#172
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #037
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #116
Alola
USUM: #139
Kanto
#091
Sun Its hard shell cannot be shattered—not even by a bomb. The contents of the shell remain unknown.
Moon Excavation of the tombs of ancient hunting tribes has turned up many spears tipped with spikes that had fallen off this Pokémon's shell.
Ultra Sun If areas of Cloyster's very hard shell get damaged, those areas swell, gradually growing into large sharp spikes.
Ultra Moon Slowpoke tails are its favorite food. It has even been known to come up on land to look for Slowpoke from time to time.
Let's Go Pikachu For protection, it uses its harder-than-diamonds shell. It also shoots spikes from the shell.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#151
Sword Its shell is extremely hard. It cannot be shattered, even with a bomb. The shell opens only when it is attacking.
Shield Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength.

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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Shellder
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Shellder
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands (Sea Skim)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Giant's Seat

In side games

Generation I
Snap
River
Pinball
Evolve Shellder
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Secret Cove
Trozei!
Endless Level 10, Endless Level 29, Forever Level 59, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Shellder
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F)
MD Sky
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Challenger's Ground (post-ending), Lake: All*
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 1
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Tenth release)
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Vast Ocean (Center Boss)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Abram Burrows's Cloyster English United States 30 January 20, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf 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%)
Sword Shield 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
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
180
166 - 255 328 - 504
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
525
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100100% 30
011 Icicle Crash Ice Physical 08585 09090% 10
011 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
011 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
011 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 09595% 10
011 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
011 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100100% 30
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM51Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM64Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM83Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM83 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
TM96Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR19Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR19 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR23Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR54Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Corsola Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
KrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphishCrawdaunt Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
Corsola Life Dew Water Status —% 10
CorsolaCorsola Water Pulse* Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cloyster in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 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 moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lick Cloyster (Expedition 8)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin091.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani091.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 091.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT091.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#575
Shuffle091.png

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO091.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 186 Base Defense: 256
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Frost Breath, Ice Shard
Charged Attacks: Aurora Beam*, Hydro Pump, Avalanche*, Icy Wind*, Blizzard

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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 091.png Spr b 6x 091.png Spr 6x 091.png Spr b 6x 091.png
Spr 6x 091 s.png Spr b 6x 091 s.png Spr 6x 091 s.png Spr b 6x 091 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 091.png Spr b 7s 091.png Spr 7s 091.png Spr b 7s 091.png
Spr 7s 091 s.png Spr b 7s 091 s.png Spr 7s 091 s.png Spr b 7s 091 s.png
Front Back Front Back
091XYMS.png For other sprites and images, please see Cloyster images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Cloyster 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 Parsell Similar to Japanese name; from peol and swel
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鐵甲貝 Titgaapbui Means "Armored shell"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鐵甲貝 / 铁甲贝 Tiějiǎbèi Means "Armored shell"


Related articles

External links

Shellder #090: Shellder
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