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Shellder

Shellder artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

National Dex No. 090
Type Water

Shellder's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 30
90 170 137 264
Attack 65
63 121 128 251
Defense 100
94 184 167 328
Sp. Atk 45
45 85 106 207
Sp. Def 25
27 49 84 163
Speed 40
40 76 101 196
Total 305

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Shellder's evolutions

Shellder artwork by Ken Sugimori #090
Shellder
Water
Cloyster artwork by Ken Sugimori #091
Cloyster
Water / Ice

use Water Stone

Shellder's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
RedIts hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
BlueIts hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
YellowThe shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.
StadiumIts shell is harder than diamond. It hides in sand on the sea floor and catches prey with its soft tongue.
GoldIt swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
SilverGrains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
CrystalClamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.
Stadium 2It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
RubyAt 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.
SapphireAt 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.
EmeraldAt 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.
Fire RedIt is encased in a shell that is harder than diamond. Inside, however, it is surprisingly tender.
Leaf GreenIts hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
DiamondIt swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
PearlIt swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
PlatinumIt swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
HeartGoldIt swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
SoulSilverGrains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
BlackIt swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
WhiteIt swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Black 2It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
White 2It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
XIts hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
YClamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.
Omega RubyAt 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.
Alpha SapphireAt 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.
SunThe hardness of its shell surpasses the hardness of a diamond. In days gone by, people used the shells to make shields.
MoonThis 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 SunThe 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 MoonEven 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.
Let's Go PikachuThe shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.
Let's Go EeveeThe shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.
SwordIt swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
ShieldIts hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.