Shellder • Generation VIII Pokédex

Shellder
Pokédex Page for Shellder

This is the Marriland Pokédex page for Shellder, showing its information and moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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Shellder

Shellder
Sprite of Shellder in Pokémon HOME

Shellder's Type

WATER

Shellder's Pokédex #s

National #
90
Galar #
150
Armor #
131
Crown #
--

Shellder's Base Stats

HP:
30
Attack:
65
Defense:
100
Sp. Atk:
45
Sp. Def:
25
Speed:
40
Total:
305

Misc. Info

Height:
1'0" (0.3m)
Weight:
8.8 lbs. (4 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Water 3
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,250,000
EV Yield:
1 Defense
Base EXP:
61
Catch Rate:
190
Base Happiness:
70

Shellder's Abilities

Here are what abilities Shellder can possibly have, along with their effects.
Shell Armor
Damaging moves targeting Shellder cannot inflict critical hits.
Overcoat
Shellder does not take damage from weather.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Shellder's weakness and resistance is to various types.
ELECTRIC
GRASS
½
FIRE
WATER
ICE
STEEL

Shellder's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Shellder evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Shellder
Shellder
starting form
Cloyster
Cloyster
use Water Stone

Shellder's Moves in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Below is a list of all of the moves that Shellder can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Shellder learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Water Gun
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
40 100% 25 One Target
4
Withdraw
Raises Shellder's Defense by one stage.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 40 User
8
Ice Shard
Has higher priority.
ICE
PHYSICAL
40 100% 30 One Target
12
Leer
Lowers all nearby enemies' Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 30 Nearby Enemies
16
Whirlpool
Traps the target for 2–5 turns; does 1/16 max HP per turn. Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
35 85% 15 One Target
20
Supersonic
Confuses the target.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 55% 20 One Target
24
Aurora Beam
10% chance of lowering the target's Attack by one stage.
ICE
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
28
Protect
Protects Shellder from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
32
Razor Shell
50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
WATER
PHYSICAL
75 95% 10 One Target
36
Iron Defense
Raises Shellder's Defense by two stages.
STEEL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
40
Ice Beam
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
ICE
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
44
Shell Smash
Raises Shellder's Attack, Special Attack, and Speed by two stages. Lowers Shellder's Defense and Special Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
48
Hydro Pump
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
110 80% 5 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Shellder can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM16
Screech
Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
TM20
Self-Destruct
Shellder is knocked out after using Self-Destruct.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
200 100% 5 All But Self
TM21
Rest
Shellder restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Shellder from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM27
Icy Wind
100% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Speed by one stage.
ICE
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM35
Hail
Changes the weather to hail for 5 turns.
ICE
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM36
Whirlpool
Traps the target for 2–5 turns; does 1/16 max HP per turn. Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
35 85% 15 One Target
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Shellder is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM40
Swift
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 Nearby Enemies
TM45
Dive
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
WATER
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM51
Icicle Spear
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
ICE
PHYSICAL
25 100% 30 One Target
TM53
Mud Shot
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 One Target
TM54
Rock Blast
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
25 90% 10 One Target
TM55
Brine
Does double damage if the target's HP is 50% or less.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
TM57
Payback
Does double damage if Shellder attacks after the target.
DARK
PHYSICAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM64
Avalanche
Attacks last; if damaged this turn, hits for double damage.
ICE
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM83
Razor Shell
50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
WATER
PHYSICAL
75 95% 10 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Shellder can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR03
Hydro Pump
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
110 80% 5 One Target
TR04
Surf
Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 All But Self
TR05
Ice Beam
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
ICE
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR06
Blizzard
Has a 10% chance to freeze all nearby enemies. 100% accuracy while it is hailing.
ICE
SPECIAL
110 70% 5 Nearby Enemies
TR19
Tri Attack
20% chance of inflicting burn, freeze, or paralysis on the target.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Shellder's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Shellder's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR46
Iron Defense
Raises Shellder's Defense by two stages.
STEEL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TR98
Liquidation
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
WATER
PHYSICAL
85 100% 10 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Shellder can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Shellder.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Bubble Beam
10% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Water Pulse
Has a 20% chance of confusing the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
60 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Aqua Ring
Restores 1/16 the user's max HP between turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Life Dew
Heals Shellder and all of its allies by 25% of their max HP.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 10 All Allies

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Shellder learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Water Gun
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
40 100% 25 One Target
4
Withdraw
Raises Shellder's Defense by one stage.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 40 User
8
Ice Shard
Has higher priority.
ICE
PHYSICAL
40 100% 30 One Target
12
Leer
Lowers all nearby enemies' Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 30 Nearby Enemies
16
Whirlpool
Traps the target for 2–5 turns; does 1/16 max HP per turn. Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
35 85% 15 One Target
20
Supersonic
Confuses the target.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 55% 20 One Target
24
Aurora Beam
10% chance of lowering the target's Attack by one stage.
ICE
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
28
Protect
Protects Shellder from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
32
Razor Shell
50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
WATER
PHYSICAL
75 95% 10 One Target
36
Iron Defense
Raises Shellder's Defense by two stages.
STEEL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
40
Ice Beam
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
ICE
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
44
Shell Smash
Raises Shellder's Attack, Special Attack, and Speed by two stages. Lowers Shellder's Defense and Special Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
48
Hydro Pump
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
110 80% 5 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Shellder can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught once per use of the TM.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM03
Water Pulse
Has a 20% chance of confusing the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
60 100% 20 One Target
TM07
Hail
Changes the weather to hail for 5 turns.
ICE
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM13
Ice Beam
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
ICE
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TM14
Blizzard
Has a 10% chance to freeze all nearby enemies. 100% accuracy while it is hailing.
ICE
SPECIAL
110 70% 5 Nearby Enemies
TM17
Protect
Protects Shellder from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM18
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM32
Double Team
Raises Shellder's Evasion by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TM42
Facade
Does double damage if Shellder is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM44
Rest
Shellder restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM45
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM55
Brine
Does double damage if the target's HP is 50% or less.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
TM58
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM64
Explosion
Shellder is knocked out after using Explosion.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
250 100% 5 All But Self
TM66
Payback
Does double damage if Shellder attacks after the target.
DARK
PHYSICAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM72
Avalanche
Attacks last; if damaged this turn, hits for double damage.
ICE
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM82
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Shellder's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM87
Swagger
Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses it.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 15 One Target
TM90
Substitute
Costs 25% of Shellder's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM95
Surf
Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 All But Self

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Shellder can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Shellder.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Bubble Beam
10% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Aqua Ring
Restores 1/16 the user's max HP between turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Life Dew
Heals Shellder and all of its allies by 25% of their max HP.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 10 All Allies
EGG
Take Down
Shellder takes 25% of Take Down's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
90 85% 20 One Target
EGG
Rapid Spin
Does damage and removes entry hazards such as Spikes, Stealth Rock, etc.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
50 100% 40 One Target
EGG
Screech
Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
EGG
Icicle Spear
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
ICE
PHYSICAL
25 100% 30 One Target
EGG
Mud Shot
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 One Target
EGG
Rock Blast
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
25 90% 10 One Target

Shellder's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Shellder's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Shellder's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Shellder is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
170 201 233 264 30
Attack
135 166 198 229 65
Defense
205 236 268 299 100
Sp. Atk
95 126 158 189 45
Sp. Def
55 86 118 149 25
Speed
85 116 148 179 40
Total
305

Where to Find Shellder in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

If you're looking for where to find Shellder, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Shellder in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Shellder in the Wild

East Lake Axewell

Fishing Rod Encounters
20% Lv. 8-12
Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
15% 15% 45% 10% 10% 20% 5% 30% 5%
Lv. 40-43 Lv. 40-43 Lv. 40-43 Lv. 40-43 Lv. 40-43 Lv. 40-43 Lv. 40-43 Lv. 40-43 Lv. 40-43

West Lake Axewell

Surfing (w/ Rotom Bike)
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- 25% -- -- --
Lv. 38-40

Giant's Seat

Fishing Rod Encounters
60% Lv. 30-35

Courageous Cavern

Fishing Rod Encounters
40% Lv. 16-21

Loop Lagoon

Fishing Rod Encounters
40% Lv. 19-24
Location information on where to find Shellder in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will be coming to the Marriland Pokédex in a future update! Thank you for your patience!

Pokédex Entries for Shellder

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

Sword
It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
Shield
Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.

Generation 7 Pokédex Entries

Sun
The hardness of its shell surpasses the hardness of a diamond. In days gone by, people used the shells to make shields.
Moon
This Pokémon's tongue is always hanging out. It uses its tongue with great dexterity to dig up sand from the seabed in its search for food.
Ultra Sun
The sand that accumulates inside its shell eventually becomes a pearl. But the pearl gets in the way, so it spits it out and discards it.
Ultra Moon
Even when its shell is closed, its tongue still hangs out. If you give its tongue a good yank, the shock will cause Shellder to open its shell.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

X
Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Y
Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
At night, this Pokémon uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, Shellder closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

Black White Black 2 White 2
It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.

Generation 4 Pokédex Entries

Diamond Pearl Platinum
It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
HeartGold
It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
SoulSilver
Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.

Generation 3 Pokédex Entries

Ruby Sapphire
At night, this POKéMON uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, SHELLDER closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
Emerald
At night, it burrows a hole in the seafloor with its broad tongue to make a place to sleep. While asleep, it closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
FireRed
It is encased in a shell that is harder than diamond. Inside, however, it is surprisingly tender.
LeafGreen
Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.

Generation 2 Pokédex Entries

Gold
It swims facing backward by open­ing and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
Silver
Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
Crystal
Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.

Generation 1 Pokédex Entries

Red Blue
Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Yellow
The shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.
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