Shell Smash (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
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.

Other languages

English Shell Smash
Japanese からをやぶる (Kara wo Yaburu)
German Hausbruch
French Exuviation
Italian Gettaguscio
Spanish Rompecoraza

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user breaks its shell, which lowers Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply raises its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 27
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 35
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 35
Shellder
#090 / Water
Level 44
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 65
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 60
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 44
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 50
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 40
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 42
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 44
Sinistea
#854 / Ghost
Level 60
Polteageist
#855 / Ghost
Level 60