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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.
Sun The hardness of its shell surpasses the hardness of a diamond. In days gone by, people used the shells to make shields.
Moon This Pokémon’s tongue is always hanging out. It uses its tongue with great dexterity to dig up sand from the seabed in its search for food.

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

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Shellder  sprite from Red & Blue Shellder  sprite from Silver Shellder  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Shellder  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Shellder  sprite from Black & White Shellder  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Shellder Shiny sprite from Silver Shellder Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Shellder Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Shellder Shiny sprite from Black & White Shellder Shiny sprite from X & Y

See all Shellder sprites

Where to find Shellder

Red
Blue
Route 6, 11, 19, 20, 21
Yellow Route 17, 18
Gold
Silver
Route 26, 27, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Union Cave, Vermilion City
Crystal Route 26, 27, New Bark Town, Pallet Town
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave, One Island, Pallet Town, Vermilion City
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 205, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 20, 21, 26, 27, 41, 47, Cinnabar Island, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City
Black
White
Route 13, Undella Bay, Undella Town
Black 2
White 2
Route 13, Undella Town, Humilau City, Seaside Cave
X Trade/migrate from another game
Y Route 8
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Kala'e Bay