Shellder

Shellder is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Bivalve Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Yellow The shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.
Gold It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
Silver Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
Crystal Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.
Ruby
Sapphire
At 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.
FireRed It is encased in a shell that is harder than diamond. Inside, however, it is surprisingly tender.
LeafGreen Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
HeartGold It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
SoulSilver Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
X Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Y Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.

Evolution chart

Shellder
#090
Shellder
Water

(use Water Stone)
Cloyster
#091
Cloyster
Water · Ice

Name origin

shell
hard cover
shelter
to protect

Moves learned by Shellder

Shellder sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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