Shellos

Shellos is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Sea Slug Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 422
Type Water
Species Sea Slug Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 6.3 kg (13.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sticky Hold
2. Storm Drain
Sand Force (hidden ability)
Local № 060 (Diamond/Pearl)
060 (Platinum)
260 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
341 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
230 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 65
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 76
262 356
Attack 48
90 214
Defense 48
90 214
Sp. Atk 57
107 234
Sp. Def 62
116 245
Speed 34
65 183
Total 325 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 30)

Shellos changes

Pokédex entries

Shellos

Diamond Its colors and shapes differ from region to region. In the Sinnoh region, two types are confirmed.
Pearl It lives along bodies of water. Its body shape has changed to suit its habitat.
Platinum Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
X
Omega Ruby
Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.

East Sea Form

Sun Shellos lives in the sea and feasts on plankton. The lovelier the ocean where Shellos resides, the more vibrant its color becomes.
Moon The difference in color from one Shellos to another seems to be a result of their diet. No large changes can be seen in their capabilities.
Ultra Sun When it senses danger, it gushes a purple liquid. Some theories suggest this liquid is a greasy sweat induced by stress.
Ultra Moon Scientists interested in its great regenerative capabilities are currently analyzing the materials from which its cells are made.
Sword There’s speculation that its appearance is determined by what it eats, but the truth remains elusive.
Shield Its appearance changes depending on the environment. One theory suggests that living in cold seas causes Shellos to take on this form.

West Sea Form

Sun For the most part, it makes its home along the seashore. Its color and form differ according to its habitat and the quality of its food.
Moon Purple mucus sticks to the hands of anyone who touches it. Take care, as the substance is troublesome to wash off.
Ultra Sun While they normally live in the sea, they can function on land, too, until their skin dries out.
Ultra Moon When it senses danger, a purple liquid oozes out of it. The liquid is thought to be something like greasy sweat.
Sword This Pokémon’s habitat shapes its physique. According to some theories, life in warm ocean waters causes this variation to develop.
Shield Subjecting this Pokémon to a strong force causes it to secrete a strange purple fluid. Though harmless, the fluid is awfully sticky.

Moves learned by Shellos

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
5HardenNormalStatus
10RecoverNormalStatus
15Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
20Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
25Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
31Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
35Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
40Rain DanceWaterStatus
45MementoDarkStatus 100

Egg moves

Shellos learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Shellos egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
CounterFightingPhysical 100
CurseGhostStatus
Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
MistIceStatus
SludgePoisonSpecial 65 100
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Shellos can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
03Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
04SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
05Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
06BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
17AmnesiaPsychicStatus
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
45Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
67Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
84ScaldWaterSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
2Mud SportGroundStatus
4HardenNormalStatus
7Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
11Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85
16Hidden PowerNormalSpecial 60 100
22Rain DanceWaterStatus
29Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
37Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
46RecoverNormalStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
CounterFightingPhysical 100
CurseGhostStatus
FissureGroundPhysical 30
MementoDarkStatus 100
Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
MistIceStatus
SludgePoisonSpecial 65 100
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus
Trump CardNormalSpecial
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Pain SplitNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Shellos 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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Shellos sprites

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

Where to find Shellos

Diamond
Pearl
Route 205, 213, 218, 221, 224, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks
Platinum Route 205, 212, 213, 218, Canalave City, Fuego Ironworks, Pastoria City, Valley Windworks
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 103, 110
Sun
Moon
Breed Gastrodon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Seafolk Village
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, Galar Mine No. 2

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Shellos
Japanese カラナクシ (Karanakushi)
German Schalellos
French Sancoki

Name origin

shell
hard cover
lost
missing (it has no shell)