Shellos (Pokémon)

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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
#422
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
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Shellos
0'0" 0 m
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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
F422.png None.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 have two different appearances: West Sea (pink and white) and East Sea (blue and green), found on the respective sides of Sinnoh's mountain range.

Biology

Shellos is a sea slug-like Pokémon whose appearance changes drastically depending on the sea it is found in. However, both forms have amorphous, slug-like bodies. Like real sea slugs, they have mantles covering the top halves of their bodies. Unlike real sea slugs, they have bulbous heads and four small feet rather than one large foot. Both forms also have black oval-shaped eyes, tiny noses, wide yellow lips, and yellow outlines around their eyes and mantles.

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

In the East Sea form, the underside is green and the mantle is blue. The shell has two flap-like protrusions, resembling cerata. These protrusions are lined with yellow. 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 the waters it lives in is. It can travel onto land, although its skin dries out if it stays on land for too long. If Shellos is pushed or squeezed, a mysterious purple fluid similar to greasy sweat will ooze out of its body. This fluid is its defense mechanism against enemies; although it is 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 a long time ago, and as such it is considered a close relative to 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 differences began to vary due to environmental differences and population isolation over time. It is also believed that Shellos's diet, which consists of plankton, also influences its form, but this has yet to be proven. The two forms are still able to interbreed; the child takes the mother's form or the father's if bred with a Ditto. Recently, East Sea Shellos's populations have been declining, while West Sea Shellos has become more abundant than before.

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
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.


Pokedex Image Shellos SV.png
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
Sandgem Flats, Ramanas Island (West Sea)
Tranquility Cove, Seagrass Haven (East 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
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 385 (West Sea)
Prasino Woods: Stage 554 (East Sea)
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)
Cross-Generation
GO
Western Hemisphere (West Sea)
Eastern Hemisphere (East Sea)
Worldwide (only during special events)


Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Ranch Rindo Berry Rindo Berry (100%)

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 VIII, 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
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
Mist Ice Status —% 30
Sludge Poison Special 65 100% 20
Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
Swallow Normal Status —% 10
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shellos in Generation IX
  • 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 Shellos in that game.
  • 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.png
Water
None.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 Stamina: 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.png
Water
None.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 Stamina: 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

Evolution

West Sea

422Shellos-West.png
Unevolved
Shellos
West Sea
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30
423Gastrodon-West.png
First evolution
Gastrodon
West Sea
 Water  Ground 


East Sea

422Shellos-East.png
Unevolved
Shellos
East Sea
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30
423Gastrodon-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
Spr 4d 422.png Spr b 4d 422.png Spr 4p 422.png Spr b 4p 422.png Spr 4p 422.png Spr b 4p 422.png
Spr 4d 422E.png Spr b 4d 422E.png Spr 4p 422E.png Spr b 4p 422E.png Spr 4p 422E.png Spr b 4p 422E.png
Spr 4d 422 s.png Spr b 4d 422 s.png Spr 4p 422 s.png Spr b 4p 422 s.png Spr 4p 422 s.png Spr b 4p 422 s.png
Spr 4d 422E s.png Spr b 4d 422E s.png Spr 4p 422E s.png Spr b 4d 422E s.png Spr 4p 422E s.png Spr b 4d 422E s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 422.png Spr b 5b 422.png Spr 5b2 422.png Spr b 5b2 422.png
Spr 5b 422E.png Spr b 5b 422E.png Spr 5b2 422E.png Spr b 5b2 422E.png
Spr 5b 422 s.png Spr b 5b 422 s.png Spr 5b2 422 s.png Spr b 5b2 422 s.png
Spr 5b 422E s.png Spr b 5b 422E s.png Spr 5b2 422E s.png Spr b 5b2 422E s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 422.png Spr b 6x 422.png Spr 6x 422.png Spr b 6x 422.png
Spr 6x 422E.png Spr b 6x 422E.png Spr 6x 422E.png Spr b 6x 422E.png
Spr 6x 422 s.png Spr b 6x 422 s.png Spr 6x 422 s.png Spr b 6x 422 s.png
Spr 6x 422E s.png Spr b 6x 422E s.png Spr 6x 422E s.png Spr b 6x 422E s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 422.png Spr b 7s 422.png Spr 7s 422.png Spr b 7s 422.png
Spr 7s 422E.png Spr b 7s 422E.png Spr 7s 422E.png Spr b 7s 422E.png
Spr 7s 422 s.png Spr b 7s 422 s.png Spr 7s 422 s.png Spr b 7s 422 s.png
Spr 7s 422E s.png Spr b 7s 422E s.png Spr 7s 422E s.png Spr b 7s 422E s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 422.png Spr 8s 422 s.png
Spr 8s 422E.png Spr 8s 422E s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 422.png Spr 8a 422 s.png
Spr 8a 422E.png Spr 8a 422E s.png
HOME
HOME422.png HOME422 s.png
HOME422E.png HOME422E s.png
422MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Shellos images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Shellos's early back sprite
  • According to an interview in Nintendo Power with Game Freak, Shellos and Gastrodon were originally intended for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.[1]
  • Both Shellos and Gastrodon have early back sprites that can be found in the game data for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl; however, there are no front sprites for these forms.
  • In Diamond and Pearl, no in-game Trainer uses East Sea Shellos in battle, even on the east side of Mount Coronet.
  • Shellos's English Pokédex entry for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver has the fewest words of any Pokédex entry in the core series games, with nine. The Pokédex entry is carried over to Pokémon Y and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Shellos's shape was Body14.png.
  • Shellos and its evolution were accidentally released in Pokémon GO on April 29, 2019, but were removed shortly after. On May 17, 2019, they made their official debut along with various other Pokémon from Generation IV.
  • Shellos is the only Pokémon with Sand Force that benefits from its sandstorm immunity, since every other Pokémon with the Ability are naturally immune to sandstorm damage due to their typing.
  • The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Pokédex entries mentioning an increase in West Sea Shellos and a decrease in East Sea Shellos may be in reference to changes in the populations of real life sea slug species due to climate change — with species that better survive in warmer waters becoming more common.[2]

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.

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
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

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
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


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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