# 090 Shellder
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Water-Type icon
lvl 110 move: Hydro Cannon
Base Stats
HP 30
Attack 65
Defense 100
Sp. Atk 45
Sp. Def 25
Speed 40
Shell Armor
Skill Link
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Muk Cloyster

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It is encased in a shell that is harder than diamond and can repel any kind of attack. Inside, however, it is surprisingly tender. Thus, it is vulnerable only when its shell is open. Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.

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.

It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.

Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.


Union Cave B2

  • (requires Good Rod)
  • Use Surf on the lake at the bottom left side.
  • Fish on the lake downstairs

Violet City (Sinnoh Invasion)

Ecruteak City (Sinnoh Invasion)


Shellder Cloyster
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Move Set

Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Tackle Normal-Type Physical move 50 1.2 100% Single
4 Withdraw Water-Type Status move - 2.4 Always Always Single
Raises user's Defense by 1.
8 Supersonic Normal-Type Status move - 1.8 55% Single
13 Icicle Spear Ice-Type Physical move 25 25 100% Single
2-5 attacks in a row.
16 Protect Normal-Type Status move - 60 30 Can't Miss Self
Evade all attacks for 10 times.
20 Leer Normal-Type Status move - 2.4 100% 100% Single
Lowers target's Defence by 1.
25 Clamp Water-Type Physical move 35 1.2 85% Single
Traps target for 4-5 game ticks.
Only one trap can happen on each target.
28 Ice Shard Ice-Type Physical move 40 100% 100% Single
(No additional effects.)
32 Razor Shell Water-Type Physical move 75 1.2 95% 50% Single
May lower target's Defense by 1.
37 Aurora Beam Ice-Type Special move 65 1.8 100% 10% Beam
May lower target's Attack by 1.
40 Whirlpool Water-Type Special move 35 1.2 85% Single
Traps target for 4-5 game ticks.
Only one trap can happen on each target.
44 Brine Water-Type Special move 65 1.2 100% Single
Power doubled when user has less than half HP.
49 Iron Defense Steel-Type Status move - 3.6 - --- 100% Self
Raises user's Defense by 2.
52 Ice Beam Ice-Type Special move 95 1.8 100% 10% Beam
May freeze the target.
56 Shell Smash Normal-Type Status move - % Single
61 Hydro Pump Water-Type Special move 120 1.8 80% Beam
(No additional effects.)

TM / HM moves (edit)
Ice Beam
Double Team
Hidden Power
Icy Wind
Rain Dance

Damage Taken

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