Shell Smash (move)

Facebook Twitter Google+ Email

Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Shell Smash lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage each, while also raising Attack, Special Attack and Speed by two stages each.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each, or lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user breaks its shell, lowering its Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply raising Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.
X/Y The user breaks its shell, which lowers Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply raises its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shell Smash at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Shellder
#090 / Water
Level 56
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 52
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 67
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 34
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 38
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 1
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Level 51
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 37
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 1
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 38
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 40
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 1