(Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal Versions)

Shellder is a Water-type Pokémon.

No Pokémon evolve into Shellder. Shellder evolves into Cloyster when exposed to the Water Stone.


Red Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
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Base Stats

Special Attack45GSC
Special Defense25GSC


Number 090: Shellder, the Bivalve Pokémon. Height: 1'0", Weight: 9.0lbs.

Red and Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
Its hard shell
repels any kind
of attack.
It is vulnerable
only when its
shell is open.
The shell can
withstand any
attack. However,
when it is open,
the tender body
is exposed.
It swims facing
backward by open-
ing 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
Clamping on to an
opponent reveals
its vulnerable
parts, so it uses
this move only as
a last resort.


Shellder can use the following moves:

Move Learnt
Take Down by breedingGSC
Bubblebeam by breedingGSC
Screech by breedingGSC
Barrier by breedingGSC
Rapid Spin by breedingGSC
Surf from HM03
Whirlpool from HM06GSC
Tackle at level 1
Withdraw at level 1
Supersonic at level 9GSC
Aurora Beam at level 17GSC
Supersonic at level 18RBY
Clamp at level 23RBY
Protect at level 25GSC
Aurora Beam at level 30RBY
Leer at level 33GSC
Leer at level 39RBY
Clamp at level 41GSC
Ice Beam at level 49GSC
Ice Beam at level 50RBY
Curse from TM03GSC
Toxic from TM06
Take Down from TM09RBY
Double-edge from TM10RBY
Hidden Power from TM10GSC
Bubblebeam from TM11RBY
Water Gun from TM12RBY
Ice Beam from TM13RBY
Snore from TM13GSC
Blizzard from TM14
Icy Wind from TM16GSC
Protect from TM17GSC
Rain Dance from TM18GSC
Rage from TM20RBY
Endure from TM20GSC
Frustration from TM21GSC
Return from TM27GSC
Teleport from TM30RBY
Mimic from TM31RBY
Double Team from TM32
Reflect from TM33RBY
Bide from TM34RBY
Swagger from TM34GSC
Sleep Talk from TM35GSC
Selfdestruct from TM36RBY
Swift from TM39
Rest from TM44
Attract from TM45GSC
Explosion from TM47RBY
Tri Attack from TM49RBY
Substitute from TM50RBY
Ice Beam from a Move TutorC

Show information about:
Generation I: Red Blue Yellow
Generation II: Gold Silver Crystal

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