Shelgon

Shelgon is a Dragon type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Endurance Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 372
Type Dragon
Species Endurance Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 110.5 kg (243.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Rock Head
Overcoat (hidden ability)
Local № 188 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
015 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
197 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
118 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
148 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
114 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 147
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 50
94 218
Total 420 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Shelgon.

Evolution chart

(Level 30) (Level 50)

Shelgon changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby Inside SHELGON’s armor-like shell, cells are in the midst of transformation to create an entirely new body. This POKéMON’s shell is extremely heavy, making its movements sluggish.
Sapphire Covering SHELGON’s body are outgrowths much like bones. The shell is very hard and bounces off enemy attacks. When awaiting evolution, this POKéMON hides away in a cavern.
FireRed
LeafGreen
Its armored body makes all attacks bounce off. The armor is too tough, however, making it heavy and somewhat sluggish.
Emerald It hardly eats while it awaits evolution. It becomes hardier by enduring hunger. Its shell peels off the instant it begins to evolve.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It surrounds its body in an iron-hard shell to accumulate enough power to evolve.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.
X Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.
Y Its armored body makes all attacks bounce off. The armor is too tough, however, making it heavy and somewhat sluggish.
Omega Ruby Inside Shelgon’s armor-like shell, cells are in the midst of transformation to create an entirely new body. This Pokémon’s shell is extremely heavy, making its movements sluggish.
Alpha Sapphire Covering Shelgon’s body are outgrowths much like bones. The shell is very hard and bounces off enemy attacks. When awaiting evolution, this Pokémon hides away in a cavern.
Sun The cells within its shell transform with explosive speed, preparing it for evolution.
Moon They lurk deep within caves—motionless, neither eating nor drinking. Why they don’t die is not known.
Ultra Sun The cells within its body are changing at a bewildering pace. Its hard shell is made from the same substance as bone.
Ultra Moon Shelgon lives deep within caves. It stays shut up in its hard shell, dreaming of the day it will be able to fly.
Sword This Pokémon has covered its body in a hard shell that has the same composition as bone. Shelgon stores energy for evolution.
Shield Shelgon ignores its hunger entirely, never eating any food. Apparently, Shelgon will evolve once all its energy stores are used up.

Moves learned by Shelgon

Moves learnt by level up

Shelgon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
15HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
20Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
25CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
33Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
39Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
46Focus EnergyNormalStatus
53FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
60OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
67Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Shelgon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ProtectNormalStatus

Egg moves

Shelgon does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Shelgon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Shelgon is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Shelgon learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
1RageNormalPhysical 20 100
4EmberFireSpecial 40 100
7LeerNormalStatus 100
10BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
13Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
17HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
21Focus EnergyNormalStatus
25CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
29Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
35Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
42Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
49FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
56Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Shelgon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ProtectNormalStatus

Egg moves

Shelgon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Shelgon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Defense CurlNormalStatus
Dragon DanceDragonStatus
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Dragon RageDragonSpecial 100
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
EndureNormalStatus
Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100

Move Tutor moves

Shelgon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Shelgon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Shelgon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Shelgon sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Shelgon  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Shelgon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Shelgon  sprite from Black & White Shelgon  sprite from X & Y Shelgon  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Shelgon  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Shelgon Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Shelgon Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Shelgon Shiny sprite from Black & White Shelgon Shiny sprite from X & Y Shelgon Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Shelgon

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Bagon
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Bagon
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Bagon
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Bagon
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Bagon
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Kala'e Bay
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Evolve Bagon
Shield Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Shelgon
Japanese コモルー (Komoruu)
German Draschel
French Drackhaus

Name origin

shell
hard cover
dragon
mythical fire-breathing creature