Shellder - Pokemon #90

Information about the Pokemon Shellder.

Shellder - Ken Sugimori's Official Artwork
Shellder. Nintendo

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Shellder - Pokemon #90

Shellder is known by the following names within the Pokemon series of video games:

  • English: Shellder
  • Japanese: Shellder
  • German: Muschas
  • French: Kokiyas

Here are the numbers that Shellder is represented by in the various Pokedexes.

  • National: 90
  • Hoenn: 260
  • Johto: 169

Shellder Description from the Various Pokemon Games

Pokemon Red/Blue
Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.

Pokemon Yellow
The shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.

Pokemon Gold
It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell.

It is surprisingly fast.

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

Pokemon Crystal
Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.

Pokemon Ruby
At night, this Pokemon 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.

Pokemon Sapphire
At night, this Pokemon 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.

Pokemon 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.

Pokemon Fire Red
It is encased in a shell that is harder than diamond. Inside, however, it is surprisingly tender.

Pokemon Leaf Green
Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.

Pokemon Diamond
It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.

Pokemon Pearl
It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.

Locations - Where to find the Shellder Pokemon

Pokemon Diamond
Route 205 Lower Part, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks (Fish w/ Super Rod) [Uncommon]

Pokemon Pearl
Route 205 Lower Part, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks (Fish w/ Super Rod) [Uncommon]

Shellder Base Stats

  • HP = 30 (ranked 72)
  • ATTACK = 65 (ranked 46)
  • DEFENSE = 100 (ranked 21)
  • SPECIAL ATTACK = 45 (ranked 57)
  • SPECIAL DEFENSE = 25 (ranked 70)
  • SPEED = 40 (ranked 55)
  • Total Base Stats = 305

Shellder Pokemon Type, Egg Group, Height, Weight, and Gender

  • Pokemon Type: Water
  • Egg Type: Water 3
  • Height: 0.3 m / 1' 00"
  • Weight: 4.0 kg / 8.8 lbs.
  • Male: 50%
  • Female: 50%

Shellder Ability - Shell Armor

Game's description
The Pokemon is protected against critical hits.

Battle effect
Opponent's moves cannot Critical Hit.

Additional Info for Shellder

Damage Taken:

  • 50%: Steel, Fire, Water, Ice
  • 200%: Grass, Electric

Pal Park:

  • Area: Ocean
  • Points: 50
  • Encounter rate: 30

Wild Item:

Diamond/Pearl
Pearl (50%)
Big Pearl (5%)

Miscellaneous Info:

  • Species: Bivalve Pokemon
  • Steps to hatch: 5,120
  • Color: Purple
  • Catch Rate: 190
  • Base Tameness: 70
  • Growth Group: Slow
    1,250,000 exp. points to Lv100

For more information on this Pokedex see here. All in all, Shellder is a decent Pokemon to add to any roster. 

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