But nowhere near as good as you might think. With one of the worst HP stats in the game, much of its bulk is offset by its reduced capacity to take damage. Shuckle is terribly slow, has no offensive presence and has no reliable recovery. It is incredibly vulnerable to moves like Taunt and Trick, the former being responsible for making it use Mental Herb over other options on nearly all its sets. Its support movepool and and high defensive stats make it a favourable Sticky Web and Stealth Rock lead, but it's useful for little more than that due to how passive it is. This is not ban material in any way.