Shuckle (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Shuckle
Mold Pokémon
ツボツボ
Tsubotsubo
#0213
Shuckle



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Rock
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy or Gluttony Cacophony
Cacophony
Contrary
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Shuckle
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Weight
45.2 lbs. 20.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
80
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
177
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Shuckle
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Sp.Def
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Atk
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Def
0
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Shuckle (Japanese: ツボツボ Tsubotsubo) is a dual-type Bug/Rock Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Shuckle in its shell

Shuckle is a Pokémon that resembles a small turtle. Its body is yellow and appears soft. Until they are in use, Shuckle's limbs appear limp. It is encased in a very hard red shell that has many holes in it. The holes in its shell are rimmed with white.

Rather than actively hunting and foraging for food like most other Pokémon, it collects Berries and stores them in its shell. The Berries inside are liquefied and fermented while they decompose by Shuckle's digestive juices, which it then consumes. Its digestive juices are also used to dissolve rocks so Shuckle can hide under them. It can be found in the mountains.

In the anime

Main series

Shuckle in the anime

Major appearances

In A Better Pill to Swallow, an old man was harvesting the Berry Juice that multiple Shuckle make to create medicine. One that he befriended was a purple Shuckle whose Berry Juice attracted Pokémon to anyone who drank it. Because of this, Team Rocket made it their mission to steal it.

In Sleight of Sand!, Butch owns a Shuckle that joined his and Cassidy's motto. It was then used in a battle against James's Carnivine. In the midst of their battle, Shuckle was taken out by Ash's Pikachu and a wild Hippopotas.

In Double-Time Battle Training!, Rebecca's Shuckle battled Zoey's Glameow during the finals of the Brussel Contest. It lost to its Shadow Claw and Iron Tail despite being seemingly powerful.

In Working on a Right Move!, Conway used a Shuckle during his Lily of the Valley Conference match against Ash. Shuckle proved difficult for Noctowl and Donphan to beat, but it was eventually defeated after Gible mastered Draco Meteor.

Minor appearances

Shiny Shuckle in the anime

Shuckle debuted in Pikachu & Pichu as a resident of Big Town.

A Coordinator's Shuckle appeared in Deceit and Assist.

A Shuckle appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

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

In Dressed for Jess Success!, a Coordinator's Shuckle competed in the Battle Stage of the Lilypad Contest.

In DPS01, a Shuckle was outside Professor Rowan's lab.

In Meeting at Terminus Cave!, a Shuckle was living in Terminus Cave.

A Trainer's Shuckle appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, a Trainer's Shuckle was at a marketplace. It was then captured by the Matori Matrix but later freed by Ash and his friends.

A Trainer's Shuckle appeared in Pride of a Champion!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP170 Shuckle Ash's Pokédex Shuckle, the Mold Pokémon. When Shuckle places organic materials in its husk-like shell, the items are transformed into a unique juice. Shuckle are naturally shy and are most often found hiding beneath rocks.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP185 Shuckle Dawn's Pokédex Shuckle, the Mold Pokémon. Shuckle stores Berries inside its shell, and the Berries eventually turn into a delicious juice.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Shuckle appeared in The Gathering of Stars, under the ownership of Gordie.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Shuckle first appeared with Kurt. It helps the Poké Ball craftsman make his special Poké Balls in Teddiursa's Picnic.

A Shuckle was seen as one of the Pokémon Crystal caught and sent to Professor Oak via the Portable Transfer System in Off Course with Corsola.

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

A Shuckle appeared in A Beastly Cold Reception, under the control of Orm. It was seen during his battles against Professor Oak, which he won with ease; and Oak's grandson Blue, which he eventually lost.

A Shuckle was seen under Lucy's command in Moving Past Milotic. She showed off her fair deftness by badly poisoning Emerald's Starmie, as well as taking a number of attacks, before being washed out by a Surf. She hasn't used her since.

A Shuckle appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

A Trainer's Shuckle appeared in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition.

A Shuckle appeared in PS585.

A Shuckle appeared in a flashback in PS589.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

Lucy owns a Shuckle, which she used to battle Enta's Vulpix in The Predestined Battle!.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Trainer's Shuckle appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Shuckle appeared in GDZ61.

In the TCG

Main article: Shuckle (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#166
Gold The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Silver It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Crystal The fluid secreted by its toes carves holes in rocks for nesting and can be mixed with Berries to make a drink.
Stadium 2 The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Shuckle quietly hides itself under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its hard shell while eating berries it has stored away. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
Sapphire
Emerald A Shuckle hides under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its shell while eating stored berries. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
FireRed It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
LeafGreen The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#168
Diamond It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
SoulSilver It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #232
Black It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
White
Black 2 The berries stored in its vaselike shell eventually become a thick, pulpy juice.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #014
Hoenn
#—
X The berries stored in its jar-like shell eventually become a thick, pulpy juice.
Y It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Omega Ruby Shuckle quietly hides itself under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its hard shell while eating berries it has stored away. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#227
Galar
Crown Tundra #170
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It stores berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Shield The berries stored in its vaselike shell eventually become a thick, pulpy juice.
Brilliant Diamond It stores berries in its shell. The berries mix with its body fluids to become delicious juices.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Received from a PokéManiac in Cianwood City
Route 40, Cianwood City, Burned Tower, Dark Cave (Rock Smash)
Crystal
Received from a PokéManiac in Cianwood City
Route 40, Cianwood City, Dark Cave (Rock Smash)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Safari Zone extension (Rock Smash)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Deep Colosseum (Shadow)
XD
Trade Surskit to Duking in Pyrite Town
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 224 (Emerald)
Platinum
Route 224 (Emerald)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Received from a PokéManiac in Cianwood City
Safari Zone (tall grass in Marshland with 8 Peak points)
Cianwood City, Vermilion City (Rock Smash)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Route 14
Black 2 White 2
Seaside Cave
Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Route 18, Terminus Cave, Victory Road (Rock Smash)
Friend Safari (Rock)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Dusty Bowl, Galar Mine No. 2, Giant's Cap, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins
Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Ballimere Lake
Fields of Honor, Forest of Focus, Training Lowlands, Potbottom Desert, Workout Sea (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Rocky Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern, Big Bluff Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokedex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Cobalt Coast
Trozei!
Secret Storage 8, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Blaze (5F-9F), Howling Forest (7F-11F), Oddity Cave (B6F-B9F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F), Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F)
MD Sky
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F), Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F)
Ranger: GS
Wireless Tower, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Entranceway: The Hidden Basement
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Su
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#3)
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Revival Mountain (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Volcanic Ravine (All Areas)
Picross
Area 27: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Entei Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Shuckle Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 November 2 to 30, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Gold Silver Berry (25%)
Crystal
Emerald Oran Berry Oran Berry (100%)
Diamond Pearl Oran Berry Oran Berry (100%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Berry Juice Berry Juice (100%)
Black White Berry Juice Berry Juice (100%)
Black 2 White 2 Berry Juice Berry Juice (100%)
X Y Berry Juice Berry Juice (100%)
Sword Shield Berry Juice Berry Juice (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
20
80 - 127 150 - 244
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
230
211 - 310 418 - 614
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
230
211 - 310 418 - 614
5
9 - 62 13 - 119
Total:
505
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
1/2
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
1/2
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
10/15 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation IX.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Shuckle's learnsets from other generations.



TCG-only moves

Move Card
Poison Jab Shuckle (HeartGold & SoulSilver 11)
Sludge Janine's Shuckle (VS 67)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani213.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP If the going gets too rough, I'll retreat within my shell!
26%-50% HP No more tomfoolery! My health is halfway down.
1%-25% HP I think it's hopeless... I want to hide in my shell...
Level up Yes, finally leveled up! I'll beat on my shell like a tom-tom!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 213.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(present)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-109/N-080
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●●●
Speed
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush213Body.png Walking Speed: 1.64 seconds Base HP: 36
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 76 Base Speed: 40
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT213.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#242
Shuffle213.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
GO0213.png Base Stamina: 85 Base Attack: 17 Base Defense: 396
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Struggle Bug, Rock Throw
Charged Attacks: Rock Blast, Stone Edge, Gyro Ball, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution

0213Shuckle.png
Unevolved
Shuckle
 Bug  Rock 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 213.png Spr b 2g 213.png Spr 2s 213.png Spr b 2g 213.png Spr 2c 213.png Spr b 2g 213.png
Spr 2g 213 s.png Spr b 2g 213 s.png Spr 2s 213 s.png Spr b 2g 213 s.png Spr 2c 213 s.png Spr b 2g 213 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 213.png Spr b 3r 213.png Spr 3e 213.png Spr b 3r 213.png Spr 3r 213.png Spr b 3r 213.png
Spr 3r 213 s.png Spr b 3r 213 s.png Spr 3e 213 s.png Spr b 3r 213 s.png Spr 3r 213 s.png Spr b 3r 213 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 213.png Spr b 4d 213.png Spr 4d 213.png Spr b 4d 213.png Spr 4h 213.png Spr b 4d 213.png
Spr 4d 213 s.png Spr b 4d 213 s.png Spr 4d 213 s.png Spr b 4p 213 s.png Spr 4h 213 s.png Spr b 4p 213 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 213.png Spr b 5b 213.png Spr 5b 213.png Spr b 5b 213.png
Spr 5b 213 s.png Spr b 5b 213 s.png Spr 5b 213 s.png Spr b 5b 213 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 213.png Spr b 6x 213.png Spr 6x 213.png Spr b 6x 213.png
Spr 6x 213 s.png Spr b 6x 213 s.png Spr 6x 213 s.png Spr b 6x 213 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 213.png Spr b 7s 213.png Spr 7s 213.png Spr b 7s 213.png
Spr 7s 213 s.png Spr b 7s 213 s.png Spr 7s 213 s.png Spr b 7s 213 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 213.png Spr 8s 213 s.png
HOME
HOME0213.png HOME0213 s.png
213MSBDSP.png For other sprites and images, please see Shuckle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Shuckle's stats have the greatest standard deviation of all Pokémon, with 103.21, meaning they're the most uneven out of all Pokémon. Due to this extreme distribution, it is either the best or in the bottom three of every base stat:
    • Shuckle has the lowest base HP stat of all Rock-type Pokémon, with only three other Pokémon, Shedinja, Wiglett and Diglett, having lower base HP.
    • Shuckle has the lowest base Attack stat of all Bug-type and Rock-type Pokémon, with two other Pokémon, Happiny and Chansey, tied for a lower base Attack.
    • Shuckle has the highest base Defense and Special Defense stats of all obtainable Pokémon.
      • Its Defense ties with Mega Steelix and Mega Aggron, but also ties with its Special Defense, which dwarfs the Special Defenses of Mega Steelix and Mega Aggron, granting it the highest average defense stats of all obtainable Pokémon.
      • Eternamax Eternatus has a Defense and Special Defense each at 250, but is not legitimately obtainable.
    • Shuckle has the lowest base Special Attack stat of all Pokémon, tied with Feebas, Bonsly, and Alolan Sandshrew.
    • Shuckle has the lowest base Speed stat of all Pokémon, tied with Munchlax and Pyukumuku.
    • By using Power Trick, Shuckle can temporarily reach a base Attack stat of 230, which would be the highest of all Pokémon.
  • Despite being weak to Water-type moves and being unable to use the move Surf, it appears in the sea in Pal Park.
  • In Generation II, the first Shuckle holding a Berry in the player's party has a 1/16 chance to turn it into a Berry Juice after each battle.
  • According to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Shuckle was designed by Shigeki Morimoto.
  • In Generation II, Shuckle can learn Sweet Scent via breeding, but not via TM.

Origin

Shuckle seems to be based on an endolith, an organism that lives inside porous rocks or animal shells. Given its category, the Mold Pokémon, Shuckle may be based on a fungus or mold variety of endolith. Its category could also allude to fungi such as cedar-apple rust, which bears a strong resemblance to Shuckle, or fungi-like slime molds.

Given its Bug typing, Shuckle may also draw inspiration from scale insects—small, shelled parasites that produce a sweet fluid called honeydew that attracts other insects. In particular, it may be based on the barnacle scale, with characteristics of actual barnacles. This species is part of the Coccidae family, also known as "tortoise scales", which may explain Shuckle's resemblance to a turtle or a tortoise. It could also be seen as a reference to the food fermentation process, with its Rock type alluding to the pottery used to store and ferment aliments in some cultures, and its Pokémon category referring to some fungi used in cultured foods.

Shuckle may also have been based on certain varieties of mollusk, as it shares some characteristics with them, including the shell, the muscular but limp-seeming feet, the use of acids to receive food or to break down obstacles, the liking for fermented foods, and living close to the water. Its worm-like aspect may also take inspiration from a nematode.

Name origin

Shuckle may be a combination of shuck (husk) or shackle and barnacle or turtle.

Tsubotsubo may be derived from 壺 tsubo (jar) and 富士壺 fujitsubo (acorn barnacle).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ツボツボ Tsubotsubo From tsubo and 富士壺 fujitsubo
France Flag.png French Caratroc From carapace and troc or roc
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shuckle Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pottrott From Pott and verrotten
Italy Flag.png Italian Shuckle Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 단단지 Dandanji From 단단하다 dandanhada and 단지 danji
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 壺壺 / 壶壶 Húhú From 壺 / 壶 and 藤壺 / 藤壶 ténghú
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 壺壺 Wùhwùh From wùh and 藤壺 tàhngwùh


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