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)
060 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
082 (Legends: Arceus)

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.
Brilliant Diamond Its colors and shapes differ from region to region. In the Sinnoh region, two types are confirmed.
Shining Pearl It lives along bodies of water. Its body shape changed to suit its habitat.
Legends: Arceus Found in abundance on seashores bordering warm waters. Shellos are unexpectedly friendly and will crawl toward any person they see. Take care not to get coated in mucus!

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.

East Sea

Legends: Arceus Found in abundance on seashores bordering cold waters. When pressed upon, the Pokémon will secrete from its body’s surface a purple fluid that will stain one’s clothes.

Moves learned by Shellos

Moves learnt by level up

Shellos learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl 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 Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Shellos gen 8 learnset page.

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

Moves learnt by TM

Shellos is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
03Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
07HailIceStatus
13Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
14BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
17ProtectNormalStatus
18Rain DanceWaterStatus
32Double TeamNormalStatus
42FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
44RestPsychicStatus
45AttractNormalStatus 100
49ScaldWaterSpecial 80 100
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
58EndureNormalStatus
82Sleep TalkNormalStatus
87SwaggerNormalStatus 85
90SubstituteNormalStatus
95SurfWaterSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by level up

Shellos learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
5TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
9Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
15Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
21Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85
29Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
37RecoverNormalStatus
47Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Move Tutor moves

Shellos can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
RestPsychicStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

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
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 205, 213, 218, 221, 224, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks, Fountainspring Cave
Legends: Arceus Sandgem Flats, Ramanas Island, Seagrass Haven, Tranquility Cove

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)