Shell Smash (move)

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Shell Smash
からをやぶる Shell Break
Shell Smash VIII.png
Shell Smash VIII 2.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 Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used last.

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

Effect

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

Shell Smash is a part of Contest Spectacular combination and using it will cause Baton Pass and Electro Ball to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Shell Smash, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user breaks its shell, lowering its Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply raising Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user breaks its shell, which lowers Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply raises its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 27
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 35
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 35
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 56 56 56SMUSUM
40PE
44
091 Cloyster Cloyster
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1SMUSUM 1
138 Omanyte Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 52 50 50SMUSUM
48PE
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 67 67 67SMUSUM
60PE
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug 34B2W2 34 34 65
219 Magcargo Magcargo
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 38 38 1, Evo.
324 Torkoal Torkoal
FireIC Big.png Field Field 65 1, 65XY
47ORAS
47 60
366 Clamperl Clamperl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 51 50 50
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 37 37 37 44
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 1, 43 1, 43 1, 43 50
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 38 38 38
565 Carracosta Carracosta
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 40 40 40
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 40
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 42
774 Minior Minior
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 45
776 Turtonator Turtonator
FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 37 44
854 Sinistea Sinistea
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 60
855 Polteageist Polteageist
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 60
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Icy CaveBW
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It lowers your Defense and Special Defense. But it sharply raises your Attack, Special Attack, and Travel Speed. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
SMD It lowers your Defense and Sp. Def but boosts Attack, Sp. Atk, and Travel Speed.*
It lowers your Defense and Sp. Def while sharply raising your Attack, Sp. Atk, and Travel Speed. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.*
MDRTDX It lowers your Defense and Sp. Def while sharply raising your Attack, Sp. Atk, and Travel Speed. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.

In the anime

Kiawe Turtonator Shell Smash.png Cilan Dwebble Shell Smash.png Cilan Crustle Shell Smash.png None.png
Turtonator Dwebble Crustle
The user decreases its defense stat and increases its attack and speed stat.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
557 Dwebble Dwebble exits its shell and begins to glow white. The energy then cracks and breaks off of Dwebble's body, causing it to glow red. When Dwebble uses another attack while this is in effect, the broken-off energy will fuse with the attack, giving it more power.
Cilan's Dwebble A Home for Dwebble! Debut
558 Crustle Crustle exits its shell and begins to glow white. The energy then cracks and breaks off of Crustle's body, causing it to glow red. When Crustle uses another attack while this is in effect, the broken-off energy will fuse with the attack, giving it more power.
Cilan's Crustle Evolution Exchange Excitement! None
776 Turtonator Turtonator becomes outlined in a white glow while the spikes on its back also glow white. A faint red glow surrounds it and disappears in a burst. Lines of a blue aura shoot down its body and an orange aura shoot up its body, lowering its defenses and increasing its Attack and Speed.
Kiawe's Turtonator A Crowning Moment of Truth! None

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
SM034 Shell Smash Rotom Pokédex That's Shell Smash! It makes Turtonator vulnerable to damage, but in return, it increases power and speed.

In other generations

Shell Smash V.png Shell Smash VI.png
Shell Smash VI 2.png
Shell Smash VII.png
Shell Smash VII 2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Shell Smash causes the greatest overall base stat changes of any move from no changes at all, with 8.
    • However, Belly Drum surpasses this if the user has a -3 stat change in Attack, resulting in a +9 net stat change, and capping at +12 if executed from -6.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 破殼 Pohok
Mandarin 破殼 / 破壳 Pòké
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schelpknal
France Flag.png French Exuviation
Germany Flag.png German Hausbruch
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Menghancurkan Cangkang
Italy Flag.png Italian Gettaguscio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 껍질깨기 Kkeopjilkkaegi
Poland Flag.png Polish Cios Muszli
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Destruição de Concha (SM034-present)
Quebra Concha (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Esmaga Carapaça
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rompecoraza
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đập Vỏ


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