Shellos (Pokémon)

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0421MS.png #0421: Cherrim
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Shellos (disambiguation).
Shellos
Sea Slug Pokémon
カラナクシ
Karanakushi
#0422
Shellos



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sticky Hold or Storm Drain Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Amorphous
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Shellos
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
13.9 lbs. 6.3 kg
Shellos
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
73
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
65
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Shellos
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body02.png
Footprint
F0422.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Shellos (Japanese: カラナクシ Karanakushi) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves into Gastrodon starting at level 30.

Shellos has two different forms: West Sea Shellos, which is pink and white in appearance, and East Sea Shellos, which is blue and green. They are found on the respective sides of Sinnoh's mountain range.

Biology

Shellos is a sea slug-like Pokémon whose appearance changes depending on which part of the sea it is found in. Both forms have amorphous, slug-like bodies, black oval-shaped eyes with yellow outlines, minuscule, dot-shaped noses, and wide yellow lips. Like real-world sea slugs, they have mantles covering the top halves of their bodies. These mantles are outlined in yellow, similar to their eyes. Unlike real sea slugs, however, they have bulbous heads and four small feet rather than one large foot.

The West Sea form's underside is white, and its mantle is pink, with several small spike-like protrusions on its back. On its head is a ring of pink, fleshy knobs resembling the gills of a nudibranch. West Sea Shellos' appearance is theorized to have been influenced by warm ocean waters.

The East Sea form, meanwhile, sports a green underside and a turquoise mantle. Two yellow-lined, flap-like protrusions, resembling cerata, are present along its back. On its head are two white-tipped tentacles resembling rhinophores that extend away from its face. East Sea Shellos's appearance is theorized to have been influenced by cold ocean waters.

Shellos lives along seashores; its color becomes more vibrant the better quality of the waters it lives in. It is also believed that Shellos's diet, which consists of plankton, also influences its form, though this has yet to be proven. The physical differences between both forms appear largely cosmetic; no significant changes in capabilities have been observed. While it can travel onto land, it can only stay on the shore for a limited time before its skin dries out. When Shellos' squishy body is pressed or squeezed, or when Shellos senses imminent danger, a mysterious purple fluid — theorized to be a kind of stress-induced greasy sweat — will ooze out of its body. This fluid is its defense mechanism against enemies; although harmless, it is very sticky and hard to wash off. Shellos has a friendly disposition and is said to have great regenerative capabilities. In the anime, West Sea Shellos can extend their necks to incredible lengths. It is unknown if the East Sea form can do this as well.

This species once had a shell on its back long ago and is considered a close relative to Pokémon such as Shellder. The Nurse Joy featured in Gateway to Ruin! revealed Mount Coronet's formation led to an allopatric speciation event, in which the original population of Shellos was separated into two. As a result, Shellos's color and other physical aspects began to vary due to environmental differences and population isolation over time. The two forms are still able to interbreed; the child normally takes the mother's form but takes the father's if bred with a Ditto. Recently, East Sea Shellos' population has been declining, while West Sea Shellos has become more abundant than before.

Forms

Shellos has two separate forms: West Sea Shellos and East Sea Shellos. The two forms differ in appearance only.

West Sea
0422Shellos-West.png
East Sea
0422Shellos-East.png

Evolution

Shellos evolves into Gastrodon.

West Sea

0422Shellos-West.png
Unevolved
Shellos
West Sea
 Water 

0423Gastrodon-West.png
First evolution
Gastrodon
West Sea
 Water  Ground 

East Sea

0422Shellos-East.png
Unevolved
Shellos
East Sea
 Water 

0423Gastrodon-East.png
First evolution
Gastrodon
East Sea
 Water  Ground 

In the anime

West Sea Shellos in the anime
East Sea Shellos in the anime

Major appearances

Zoey's Shellos

West Sea Shellos debuted in A Stand-Up Sit-Down!, under the ownership of Zoey, where it partnered with her Glameow to show Dawn and her Pokémon a Double Performance. In Last Call — First Round!, it was revealed to have evolved into a Gastrodon.

Other

Multiple Shellos of both kinds appeared in Gateway to Ruin!, which also served as the main series debut for East Sea Shellos.

Minor appearances

East Sea Shellos debuted in The Rise of Darkrai.

Two East Sea Shellos appeared in a fantasy in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!.

In Deceiving Appearances!, three Shellos, two of them West Sea and the third East Sea, were at Aether Paradise.

An East Sea Shellos appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

A Trainer's West Sea Shellos appeared in The Gates of Warp!.

A Trainer's two East Sea Shellos appeared in Showdown at the Gates of Warp!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP041 Shellos Dawn's Pokédex Shellos, the Sea Slug Pokémon. Shellos's shape and color varies depending on where it lives. Two different varieties have been confirmed in the Sinnoh region.
DP136 Shellos Dawn's Pokédex Shellos, the Sea Slug Pokémon. A mysterious purple fluid oozes out of its soft body when Shellos is strongly squeezed. Two kinds of Shellos, pink and blue, have been confirmed.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

East Sea Shellos in Pokémon Adventures
West Sea Shellos in Pokémon Adventures

East Sea Shellos debuted in Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas, under the ownership of a male Ace Trainer seen at the Seven Stars Restaurant.

Shellos's most notable appearance is that of a companion of Mr. Fuego's. He typically keeps his East Sea Shellos on his shoulder, continuing to do so even after he accidentally imprisoned himself to avoid Team Galactic. It first appeared in Maddening Magby.

West Sea Shellos debuted in Movie Panic, where it was at the Pokéstar Studios, presumably under the ownership of one of the visiting Trainers from the Aspertia Trainers' School.

In the TCG

Main article: Shellos (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#060
Johto
#—
Diamond Its color and shapes differ from region to region. In the Sinnoh region, two types are confirmed.
Pearl It lives along bodies of water. Its body shape has changed to suit its habitat.
Platinum Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
HeartGold Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
White
Black 2 Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
Y Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.
Omega Ruby Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
Alpha Sapphire Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #260
Alola
USUM: #341
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
West Sea
Sun For the most part, it makes its home along the seashore. Its color and form differ according to its habitat and the quality of its food.
Moon Purple mucus sticks to the hands of anyone who touches it. Take care, as the substance is troublesome to wash off.
Ultra Sun While they normally live in the sea, they can function on land, too, until their skin dries out.
Ultra Moon When it senses danger, a purple liquid oozes out of it. The liquid is thought to be something like greasy sweat.
East Sea
Sun Shellos lives in the sea and feasts on plankton. The lovelier the ocean where Shellos resides, the more vibrant its color becomes.
Moon The difference in color from one Shellos to another seems to be a result of their diet. No large changes can be seen in their capabilities.
Ultra Sun When it senses danger, it gushes a purple liquid. Some theories suggest this liquid is a greasy sweat induced by stress.
Ultra Moon Scientists interested in its great regenerative capabilities are currently analyzing the materials from which its cells are made.
Generation VIII Galar
#230
Sinnoh
#060
Hisui
#082
Brilliant Diamond Its colors and shapes differ from region to region. In the Sinnoh region, two types are confirmed.
Shining Pearl It lives along bodies of water. Its body shape changed to suit its habitat.
West Sea
Sword This Pokémon's habitat shapes its physique. According to some theories, life in warm ocean waters causes this variation to develop.
Shield Subjecting this Pokémon to a strong force causes it to secrete a strange purple fluid. Though harmless, the fluid is awfully sticky.
Legends: Arceus Found in abundance on seashores bordering warm waters. Shellos are unexpectedly friendly and will crawl toward any person they see. Take care not to get coated in mucus!
East Sea
Sword There's speculation that its appearance is determined by what it eats, but the truth remains elusive.
Shield Its appearance changes depending on the environment. One theory suggests that living in cold seas causes Shellos to take on this form.
Legends: Arceus Found in abundance on seashores bordering cold waters. When pressed upon, the Pokémon will secrete from its body's surface a purple fluid that will stain one's clothes.
Generation IX Paldea
#327
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
West Sea
Scarlet It used to have a shell on its back long ago. This species is closely related to Pokémon like Shellder.
Violet It oozes a purple fluid to deter enemies. Apparently, there are more West Sea Shellos now than there were in the past.
East Sea
Scarlet A recently published research paper states that this form of Shellos is gradually decreasing in number.
Violet This Pokémon can often be seen along seashores. It's capable of spending a limited amount of time on land.


Pokédex Image Shellos SM.png Pokédex Image Shellos-East SM.png Pokédex Image Shellos SV.png
West Sea Shellos in the Alola Pokédex East Sea Shellos in the Alola Pokédex West Sea Shellos in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 218, and 221, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (tall grass) (West Sea)
Routes 213 and 224 (tall grass) (East Sea)
Platinum
Routes 205 and 218, Valley Windworks (tall grass) (West Sea)
Routes 205 and 218, Canalave City, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks (Surfing) (West Sea)
Routes 212 and 213 (tall grass) (East Sea)
Routes 212 and 213, Pastoria City (Surfing) (East Sea)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker (West Sea)
Trade (East Sea)
Pokéwalker
Stormy Beach (West Sea)
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Trade with Yancy in Nimbasa City (if the player is male) (West Sea)
Trade with Curtis in Nimbasa City (if the player is female) (East Sea)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea (West/East Sea)
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Gastrodon (West Sea)
Trade (East Sea)
Omega Ruby
Routes 103 and 110 (hidden Pokémon*) (West Sea)
Alpha Sapphire
Routes 103 and 110 (hidden Pokémon*) (East Sea)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Gastrodon (East Sea)
Trade (West Sea)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Gastrodon (East Sea)
Trade Granbull in Seafolk Village (West Sea)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME (West Sea)
Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, Galar Mine No. 2 (East Sea)
Bridge Field, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage, South Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle) (East Sea)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 205, 218, and 221, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (tall grass) (West Sea)
Routes 213 and 224 (tall grass) (East Sea)
Grand Underground - Fountainspring Cave
Legends: Arceus
Obsidian Fieldlands: Ramanas Island, Sandgem Flats, massive mass outbreaks (West Sea)
Cobalt Coastlands: Tranquility Cove, Seagrass Haven, massive mass outbreaks (East Sea)
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Five (East Sea)
East Province: Area One (East Sea)
West Province: Area One (West Sea)
Tera Raid Battles (2★) (WestV/EastS Sea)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Drenched Bluff (B1F-B6F) (West Sea)
Miracle Sea (B1F-B5F) (East Sea)
MD Sky
Drenched Bluff (B1F-B6F) (West Sea)
Miracle Sea (B1F-B5F) (East Sea)
Ranger: SoA
Nabiki Beach, Marine Cave
Ranch
Hayley's trades
Rumble
Bright Beach
Ranger: GS
Curl Bay
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Rugged Flats (West Sea)
Beach: Sunny Seashore (East Sea)
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: The Enemies Within (West/East Sea)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 1
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Sa
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Secret Cove (All Areas), Distortion Land: Vast Ocean (All Areas) (West/East Sea)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal (West/East Sea)
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 385 (West Sea)
Prasino Woods: Stage 554 (East Sea)
GO
Western Hemisphere (West Sea)
Eastern Hemisphere (East Sea)
Worldwide (only during special events)


Held Items

Games Held items
Ranch
Rindo Berry Rindo Berry (100%)
Black 2 White 2
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
76
136 - 183 262 - 356
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
57
55 - 119 107 - 234
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
34
35 - 94 65 - 183
Total:
325
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/3 ☆☆
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
8/17 ☆☆


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
055 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1010 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1515 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2020 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2525 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3131 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
3535 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
4040 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM202Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM208Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM209Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TM219Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Shellos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GrimerGrimerMukMuk
Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
KoffingWeezingWeezingSlugmaMagcargo
Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
ChewtleDrednawQuaquaval
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowkingGastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritombLitwickLampentChandelurePhantumpTrevenantPincurchin
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
DewpiderAraquanid
Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicoloWingullPelipperSurskitPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonEiscue
Mist Ice Status —% 30
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingWeezingGulpinSwalot
Sludge Poison Special 65 100% 20
PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblimCramorant
Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblimCramorant
Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblimCramorant
Swallow Normal Status —% 10
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowkingWooperWooperQuagsireClodsireSlugmaMagcargoKingdraGulpinSwalotChimecho
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shellos
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

West Sea

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 422.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry R-037
It spits orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Soak 2 field move.png
(Soak ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-086
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush422Body.png Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT422.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Water
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#528
Shuffle422.png

Cloud Clear
Clears away one black-cloud disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO422.png Base HP: 183 Base Attack: 103 Base Defense: 105
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Shellos Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Hidden Power
Charged Attacks: Water Pulse, Mud Bomb, Body Slam

East Sea

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 422E.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush422EBody.png Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT422E.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Water
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#528
Shuffle422E.png

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO422E.png Base HP: 183 Base Attack: 103 Base Defense: 105
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Shellos Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Hidden Power
Charged Attacks: Water Pulse, Mud Bomb, Body Slam

Form data

Shellos has two different forms: West Sea Shellos and East Sea Shellos. In most cases, where it is encountered in the wild determines its form. This is purely a cosmetic difference, and this Pokémon cannot change between forms.

West Sea Shellos is pink and white in color, whereas East Sea Shellos is blue and green in color. There is also a slight difference in shape depending on the form.

In Sinnoh and Hisui, West Sea Shellos is encountered west of Mount Coronet, while East Sea Shellos is encountered east of Mount Coronet. In Paldea, West Sea Shellos is encountered in West Province (Area Two), while East Sea Shellos is encountered in East Province (Area One) and South Province (Area Five); both forms can also be found in Tera Raid Battles regardless of location. In other regions, only one form appears in the wild per game (with the other only obtainable via trading or transfer): in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Shellos appears as a hidden Pokémon, with West Sea appearing in Omega Ruby and East Sea appearing in Alpha Sapphire; and in Alola and Galar, only East Sea Shellos appears in the wild.

Bred Shellos are always the same form as their mother, or the same form as the Shellos or Gastrodon parent if bred with Ditto.

Evolution data

West Sea

0422Shellos-West.png
Unevolved
Shellos
West Sea
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30
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First evolution
Gastrodon
West Sea
 Water  Ground 


East Sea

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Unevolved
Shellos
East Sea
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30
0423Gastrodon-East.png
First evolution
Gastrodon
East Sea
 Water  Ground 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Legends: Arceus
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Cross-Generation
HOME
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422MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Shellos images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

Spr 4d 422Sluggo.png Spr 4d 422Wiggy.png Spr 4d 422Zoomer.png
Sluggo in Pokémon Super Contests Wiggy in Pokémon Super Contests Zoomer in Pokémon Super Contests

Trivia

Shellos's early back sprite

Origin

Shellos is based on a sea slug.[1] It resembles various species of nudibranchs, and its ability to secrete purple fluid may be based on sea hares, most of which secrete a purplish ink for self-defense.

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Pokédex entries mentioning an increase in West Sea Shellos and a decrease in East Sea Shellos may be referencing changes in the populations of real sea slug species due to climate change, with species that better survive in warmer waters becoming more common.[2]

Name origin

Shellos may be a combination of shell and loss or lost (referring to its lack of a shell), or the German suffix -los (-less).

Karanakushi may be a combination of 殻 kara (shell), 無くした nakushita (to have lost), and 海牛 umiushi (sea slug; nudibranch).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カラナクシ Karanakushi From kara, 無くした nakushita, and 海牛 umiushi
France Flag.png French Sancoki From sans coquille
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shellos Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schalellos From schalenlos
Italy Flag.png Italian Shellos Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깝질무 Kapjilmu From 껍질 kkapjil and 무 (無) mu
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 無殼海兔 / 无壳海兔 Wúkéhǎitù*
無殼海牛 / 无壳海牛 Wúkéhǎiniú*
From 無殼 / 无壳 wúké and 海兔 hǎitù
From 無殼 / 无壳 wúké and 海牛 hǎiniú
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 無殼海兔 Mòuhhokhóitou*
無殼海牛 Mòuhhokhóingàuh*
From 無殼 mòuhhok and 海兔 hóitou
From 無殼 mòuhhok and 海牛 hóingàuh


West Sea

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese にしのうみ Nishi no Umi
Chinese Cantonese 西海 Sāihói
Mandarin 西海 Xīhǎi
France Flag.png French Mer Occident
Germany Flag.png German Westliches Meer
India Flag.png Hindi वेस्ट-सी West-Sea
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Laut Barat
Italy Flag.png Italian Mare Ovest
South Korea Flag.png Korean 서쪽바다 Seojjok Bada
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Laut Barat
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Mar Ocidental*
Mar Oeste*
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Mar Oeste
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mar Oeste
Thailand Flag.png Thai ทะเลตะวันตก Thale Tawantok
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Batı Denizi

East Sea

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ひがしのうみ Higashi no Umi
Chinese Cantonese 東海 Dūnghói
Mandarin 東海 / 东海 Dōnghǎi
France Flag.png French Mer Orient
Germany Flag.png German Östliches Meer
India Flag.png Hindi ईस्ट-सी East-Sea
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Laut Timur
Italy Flag.png Italian Mare Est
South Korea Flag.png Korean 동쪽바다 Dongjjok Bada
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Laut Timur
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Mar Leste
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mar Este
Thailand Flag.png Thai ทะเลตะวันออก Thale Tawanok
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Doğu Denizi


Related articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Junichi Masuda: There's also a sea-slug Pokémon that we weren't able to put in Ruby and Sapphire that we were able to put in [Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]... | "Pearls of Wisdom", Nintendo Power Issue 215, May 2007, p. 37 (Scan)
  2. Citizen science project counting NSW sea slugs helps map effect of climate change on species (retrieved December 2nd, 2022)

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