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What is a good moveset for Shuckle?

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Mine knows:

Toxic: Stall with Shuckles defense. Inflicts toxic poison.

Sandstorm: To damage foes.

Double Team: To stop foes from hitting Shuckle.

Mud Slap: Lowers accuracy while also doing damage.

Shuckle learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Icant think of a better moveset for Shuckle!
Yeah, I can't wait for this guy to get to level 100 so I don't have to use it anymore. I was thinking Power Trick, but then it would have low defensive stats.
In double battles you can use trick room to your advantage, and actually sweep with shuckle! Plus maybe you can give him a focus sash for defending against moves like bullet punch from scizor!
Shuckle (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 80 HP / 252 Def / 176 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Power Share
- Toxic
- Sandstorm
- Mud-Slap
Im the best of the best when it comes to move sets for shuckle you want:

Toxic: inflicts damage every turn
Protect: to stall when poisened
Sandstorm: to deal more damag each turn
stonde edeg/rockslide: in case you need to clean up with shuckle

WHatever you do dont teach it power swap! its terrible! it may switch its attack and defense and give huge attack but shuckle is one of the slowest pokemon of them all!
so it will just about always attack last.
How aboot this. Power trick power split guard split and gyro ball. Lead with a pokemon that knows baton pass and use moves that up attack and defense pass those to shuckle then use power split then power trick and depending on the pokemon guard split then just spam gyro ball to sweep team, you're welcome
I would stick Power Split or Power Share whatever to troll some Charizard X or Mewtwo or  Gyarados or something like that. Shuckle can do Defense Curl Rollout combo which combined with Power Split means that is one nasty Rollout. Add Rest and Shuckle will destroy everything! OR you could do a Contrary Shell Smash then Power Split rendering sweepers even MORE useless while making Shuckle beyond defensive! OR you could run a Trick Room Shuckle with Power Trick which will turn Shuckle into the ABSOULUTE SWEEPIEST SWEEPER OF ALL TIME!!! AND he has Infestation plus Toxic. Shuckle should be Uber. The peeps at Smogon must've forgoten about Shuckle.

35 Answers

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Shuckle @ Leftovers

Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)

Shell Smash
Power Swap
Rock Slide/Stone Edge/Gyro Ball
Substitute

answered Sep 29, 2012 by Chewy
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Shuckle-Leftovers

EVs:252 Defence, 252 Special Defence
Nature:Impish
Ability:Sturdy

Moves:
Power Trick
Stone Edge
Sandstorm
Power Split

OR

Shuckle-Leftovers

EVs:252 Defence, 252 Special Defence
Nature:Impish
Ability:Contrary

Moves:
Shell Smash
Toxic
Protect
Sandstorm

Have Fun Killing Arceus`

answered Nov 17, 2012 by AegisDatLash
edited Dec 5, 2012 by AegisDatLash
For the first one, Why have power trick but no attacking move? It makes no sense. He can not learn Trick room BTW. Also in #2 why have Gyro ball if your offenses are just shrinking and shrinking, you are not going to kill Arceus with that. I would throw Power split in.
hmm. makes sense, what SF said.
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This should be something for ya:

Shuckle, object: Pasio Berry

Ability: Sturdy

-Stone Edge (STAB, and high power)

-Earthquake (To get rid of Steel types)

-Rock Smash (To get rid of both Steel and Rock types)

-Sunny Day (Decrease Water type atacks)

answered Mar 5, 2013 by VladyAndSamurott
You know Shuckles attack is 10, right? How are you going to use it?
._. Sturdy will help it, plus some MORE ATTACK.
Well, it is unexpected at least.
I know, Flaafy.
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Hehe. Shuckle's Defenses are GIGANTIC, so Swagger will help Shuckle.
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Shuckle @ Lum Berry

Ability: Sturdy

Nature: Hasty (+Speed, -Defense)

-Swagger (SUPER ULTRA GIGA IMPORTANT! Will maximize the foe's Attack, so Bide's useful)

-Bide (Lower defense for Shuckle means that can do a greant quantity of damage)

-Toxic (Stall, stall. Toxic's very useful in every single turn)

-Stealth Rock (YES! Entry Hazard moves are very useful on Shuckle, 'cause of its Attack)

YEAH! A Shuckle that can Stall, give an Entry Hazard and Bide more = EPIC SHUCKLE!

answered Mar 13, 2013 by VladyAndSamurott
Bide is not useful. What if I instead use buffs? Bide is wasted. I hate bide it is unreliable.
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Ability: Contrary - Because sturdy destroys the whole point of this little turtle. If you get 1 shotted you're doing something wrong..

EVS: Max out HP 128 Def and Sdef.

Shell smash. This will raise your defense to.. idk. Let's just say it raises his defense alot.

Toxic. Not much explaining.. it poisons your foe?

Rest. Because turtles need to rest after smashing its shell so many times.

Last slot could be SandTomb. What's more fun than trapping someone and letting it slowly die to poison while you take a nap? Double team works great aswell.. o.o
If double team doesnt work for you use mudslap.

answered Aug 12, 2013 by Mapleflage1
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Personally, a pure stall set bores me, but I know stalling is Shuckle's specialty, so I have a Staller-Offense mix.

Careful Nature
EVs: HP 252 Atk 252 (although still terrible attack)
Sturdy
Leftovers

Rollout
Defense Curl
Toxic
Protect

Go with what you want, but this my favorite set on Shuckle. He is still reasonably defensive due to maxing HP, and he's gonna need all the boosts he can get to do damage anyway, so why not Rollout that doubles power every hit for 5 turns rather than a status move? And it still hits taunters, which appear a lot in Black and White.

answered Sep 16, 2013 by Zapdos203
Needs power swap.
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Shuckle @ Leftovers
Role: Defensive Sweeper
Trait: Contrary
EVs: 252 Def/252SDef/6 HP
Bold Nature (+Def,-Atk)
-Shell Smash (With Contrary, you are essentially getting +1 Def and SDef)
-Rest (For HP regen.)
-Gyro Ball (With lowered speed from contrary shell smash, this will be doing some damage)
-Power Split (With already awful Atk stats, and with contrary shell smash, using power split will abolish the other Pokemon's Atk stats. This also boosts your own Atk, for Gyro Ball to do even more damage.)

answered Oct 23, 2013 by TM87
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physical tank,yes,physical tank.

shuckle
trait:sturdy
adamant nature(+atk,-Satk)

rollout
gyro ball
earthquake
powertrick
:D

answered Dec 31, 2013 by mew2002
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This is THE BEST shuckle set ever!!! I have killed entire 6 Pokemon teams with this one Pokemon.

Shuckle @ Leftovers
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 Spd
Modest Nature
- Shell Smash
- Toxic
- Infestation
- Rest

Use shell smash, with contrary, it raises your defense and special defense. Use it 6 times, maxing out you defense, it becomes untouchable. If you get low on health, and your opponent is thinking, finally, i'm going to kill it, use rest, goes to full health. Then use toxic and infestation. Toxic will eventually do massive damage and infestation prevents them from switching and deals with steel types, immune to toxic.

answered Feb 24 by pinny0101
This shuckle would be 1hko by any rock water user without investments into both defenses. Garchomp 1hko 100%. Also greninja 1hko 100%. This list goes on and on and on.
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This build can be used for single battles, but for maximum effect, double battles are the best. Ability doesn't matter, but high IVs in def and spec def, as well as a fast trick room backup are a must. Turn 1: my speed tricker uses trick room, shuckle uses power trick. because shuckle is slowest Pokemon in game (with like 5 base, 0 IVs in speed and 0 Evs, my shuckle has single digit speed), shuckle will go last with power trick, thus all but ensuring that shuckle is not killed. Then shuckle can spam the rock slide/sludge wave/earthquake until other team dies. If you feel threatened by priority moves, make a substitute before you do power trick. Trick room will last for 5 turns. Most teams die in 3/4. (well most die in one cause they ragequit, but hell, I'm not counting the morons.) Some protect users have been able to outlast the trick room, but because they were so focussed on protecting themselves, they couldn't kill either my first trick roomer or my second. So: moves.
1: Power trick
2: Substitute
3: Earthquake/Rock slide/Sludge wave (Earthquake because...Earthquake, Rock slide = instakill STAB, sludge wave because...I like poisons
4: either another wave move or my personal favorite...poison sting. why? BECAUSE I KILLED YOUR LEVEL 100 RAYQUAZA IN ONE HIT WITH A SHUCKLE USING POISON STING! THAT'S WHY! AND IF SPLASH DID ANY DAMAGE, I'D USE THAT INSTEAD!
needless to say, I only actually use poison sting if you only have 1 or 2 Pokemon left, and if I feel like rubbing your face in it.
Unlike a lot of sweeping/trick room strategies, this one only requires one turn of buildup, and unless they can outspeed and 1 hit your trick room guy...its over. Game over, man. Game over. Shuckle should be in the ubers, but until they fix it, I am one of only a few, apparently, who has seen shuckle's sheer potential for a competitive team. I also use two wall shuckles in a real battle, both with 31 IVs and max EVs in def and spec def.
My wall build is as follows. (without contrary) needless to say, max EVs on def and spec def.
1: Toxic. (Do I really need to explain why?)
2: Protect The best single use stalling move
3: Double Team/Safeguard for making shuckle all but impossible to kill, or making it impossible to wear him down safely
4: Rest(if you have a Lum/chesto berry equipped) or Sandstorm to deal that little bit of extra damage
(with Contrary)
1: Toxic(hey, I like poisons!)
2: Shell smash Great when trolling an attack team, for reasons of the next move. or Gastro acid if with one of the greatest tanks of all time Slacking in a double battle. Otherwise put rest here.
3: Either Power split or Sandstorm goes here. Sandstorm helps Shuckle by dealing extra damage, although that may help your enemy if they have a Tyranitar or something of that sort with an evade boost.
4: Rest goes here if you don't have it already, otherwise put protect
so to recap, either
item: Sleep healing berry (Lum or Chesto)
1: Toxic
2: Shell smash
3: Power split
4: Rest
or
item: Sleep healing berry (lum/chesto)
1: Toxic
2: Gastro acid
3: Rest
4: Protect
Note: alternatively, you could forgo rest and put both attract and a leftovers on him, but its rather unreliable. I've played tournaments with over 200 people and won with my shuckles, so I would know.
Peace, shucksters!
Demonic2012

answered Mar 11 by demonic2012
The only good sub on a shuckle is a passed one.
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Don't mess with this guy!
Ability: Gluttony Item: Leftovers/ Sitrus Berry Nature: Sassy (+ Sp. Def. - Speed) Ev's: 165 HP, 165 Def. 165 Sp. Def.

Sticky web
Stealth Rocks
Substitute
Gyro Ball

So this is a lead (Duh) The first turn you can go for a substitute or you can just go for the entry hazards. His Ev's make him a defensive wall and Gyro Ball is just there to destroy everything and to make your terrible speed stat useful.

answered Apr 3 by iHauntedDinox
Sub is a waste on a shuckle. Argue until your blue in the face, but it is true. His hp does not support it. Sturdy would be better so you can get atleast one of those off because contrary to popular belief Shuckle can and will get 1hkoed.  My favorite passer is drifblim because he can pass a healthy sub with stockpiles and a will-o-wisp support. If you are non compet. you can also minimize with drifblim and make a terror of a shuckle.
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Shuckle @ Leftovers/Lum Berry
Trait: Contrary
Nature: Relaxed

  • Power Split
  • Shell Smash/Sandstorm
  • Gyro Ball
  • Toxic

So easy. Just use power split, then use toxic. After that, set out your sandstorm (If you decide to have it there over Shell smash), but, if not, use Smash at least 2 times. power split one more time, then spam Gyro.

answered Apr 30 by Ayyar
If you are making shellsmash optional then contrary should also be optional with sturdy.
You do realise that Contrary + Shell Smash makes your Attack drop as well...?
Of course I do, but if you drop shell smash for sandstorm then is contrary not useless?
Also power split does not take into account the shell smash when averaging the stats.
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Shuckle@ Binding band
Contrary
252 in both defenses and 4 in hp.
Bold or Careful nature
Moveset
Shell smash(Reversed effect)
Rest(To heal and cancel status effects)
Power split(Lowers damage to you even further)
Infestation(Fixed damage plus band makes your attack not important)

You want to shell smash+ rest until damage pings you. Then you power split, and infest your target. Watch them struggle as you rest off damage while still hitting them with a boosted infestation.

You will need to watch out for his weaknesses as they will shut him down before you can start. Also a good screen user will make this set up sure fire.

answered May 7 by Crayoverlord
I would also like to add I removed toxic because of the steel types becoming more and more common which makes toxic a wasted slot.  You could go with toxic however be warned that steel types will wall your shuckle.
You can also make a surprise sweeper if you have older shuckle.

Shuckle@ Binding band
Sturdy
252 in both defenses 4 in atk
0 Iv's in hp.
Moveset
Endeavor( Cripples anyone)
Infestation( Steady damage no matter what)
Power split( Cripples sweepers)
Open to your tastes.

Pretty simple sturdy lets you cripple with endeavor. If you have a wish passer you can rinse and repeat.
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Shuckle was mostly dislike because of its design but it has the most higest base stat Defense and Special Defense than all Pokemon both reaching up to 230, but it isnt offensive at all with both special and normal attack ase stat up to 10.

Shuckle
Item: Leftovers
Nature: Sassy or Relaxed
Ability: Contray
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 Sp.Def and 4 HP
Role: A bulky staller and switcher abuser
Moveset
-Sticky Web
-Stealth Rock
-Toxic
-Shell Smash

When you use Sticky Web...whenever the opponent switches out, the next Pokemon that it switched in will have its Speed lowered. Use Stealth Rock so when the opponent switche to another it will get some damage. Use Toxic to give your opponent a little nasty surprise that will do more damage each turn but it wont effect other poison types and steel types! Due to haveing Contray as its ability it will raise Defense and Special Defense but lower the useless Attack, Special Attack and Speed this is just for Shuckle's bulk so it will last a bit longer.

answered Aug 11 by Fuzzy Kawaii Raichu
edited Aug 12 by Fuzzy Kawaii Raichu
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Shucklin' (Shuckle) @ Red Card
Trait: Sturdy
Impish Nature
EVS: 216 SP Def, 40 Def and 252 HP
- Sticky Web
- Stealth Rock
- Encore
- Rock Tomb

Okay - Rock Tomb may seem a bit uncommon but I'll get to that in a sec.
Sticky Web and Stealth Rock are merely hazards, and as far as I know
Shuckle is the only Pokemon to get both Stealth Rocks AND Sticky Web (bar Smeargle) plus Shuckles gargantuan defenses gives it a small niche over Forretress
Encore is good in some situations as most people would use Shuckle as setup fodder, and Rock Tomb is not for sweeping, it is a move that lowers speed, to support your team members.

answered Aug 22 by Meeper12346
edited Aug 25 by Meeper12346