Shell Smash (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Shell Smash turns into Z-Shell Smash and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user breaks its shell, which lowers Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply raises its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.
Sun/Moon 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 numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Level 56
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 50
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 67
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 34
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 1
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 47
ClamperlClamperl
#366 / Water
Level 50
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 37
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 1
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 43
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 38
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 40
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 1
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Minior (Meteor Form)Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Level 45
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 37