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Shell Side Arm (move)
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シェルアームズ Shell Arms
Shell Side Arm (Japanese: シェルアームズ Shell Arms) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Galarian Slowbro.
Shell Side Arm deals damage and has a 20% chance of poisoning the target.
Shell Side Arm forecasts whether its base damage would be higher as a physical move or special move, and becomes the category that it predicts would inflict more damage (chosen randomly if they are tied). For the forecast only, stat modifiers other than stat stages are ignored, and Wonder Room is applied to stat stage modifiers but not to the original stats.
Shell Side Arm has a different animation depending on whether it is a physical or a special move. If it is a physical move, it makes contact; if it is a special move, it does not.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Shell Side Arm cannot be selected in a battle.
By leveling up
||Monster||Water 1||1, Evo.SwSh||Evo.|
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In the anime
|The user fires a stream of poison at the opponent.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Slowbro||Galarian Slowbro fires a stream of purple poison from the tip of the Shellder on its arm at the opponent.|
|A wild Slowbro||An Evolution in Taste!||Debut|
As a physical move
In other languages
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