Shelmet

Shelmet is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Snail Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 616
Type Bug
Species Snail Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 7.7 kg (17.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Hydration
2. Shell Armor
Overcoat (hidden ability)
Local № 122 (Black/White)
157 (Black 2/White 2)
024 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
275 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 200 (26.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 61
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 25
49 163
Total 305 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 Shelmet.

Evolution chart

(Trade with Karrablast)

Pokédex entries

Black When attacked, it defends itself by closing the lid of its shell. It can spit a sticky, poisonous liquid.
White It evolves when bathed in an electric-like energy along with Karrablast. The reason is still unknown.
Black 2
White 2
When it and Karrablast are together, and both receive electrical stimulation, they both evolve.
X
Omega Ruby
When it and Karrablast are together, and both receive electrical stimulation, they both evolve.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It evolves when bathed in an electric-like energy along with Karrablast. The reason is still unknown.
Sword When attacked, it tightly shuts the lid of its shell. This reaction fails to protect it from Karrablast, however, because they can still get into the shell.
Shield It has a strange physiology that responds to electricity. When together with Karrablast, Shelmet evolves for some reason.

Moves learned by Shelmet

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1ProtectNormal
4AcidPoison 40 100
8CurseGhost
12Mega DrainGrass 40 100
16Struggle BugBug 50 100
20YawnNormal
24Acid ArmorPoison
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
32Guard SwapPsychic
36Body SlamNormal 85 100
40RecoverNormal
44Bug BuzzBug 90 100
48Final GambitFighting 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
FeintNormal 30 100
Guard SplitPsychic
Mind ReaderNormal

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
28Giga DrainGrass 75 100
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
39FacadeNormal 70 100
53Mud ShotGround 55 95
61Guard SwapPsychic
74VenoshockPoison 65 100
76RoundNormal 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01Body SlamNormal 85 100
18Leech LifeBug 80 100
20SubstituteNormal
22Sludge BombPoison 90 100
23SpikesGround
26EndureNormal
27Sleep TalkNormal
29Baton PassNormal
30EncoreNormal 100
54Toxic SpikesPoison
61Bug BuzzBug 90 100
65Energy BallGrass 90 100

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
4AcidPoison 40 100
8BideNormal
13CurseGhost
16Struggle BugBug 50 100
20Mega DrainGrass 40 100
25YawnNormal
28ProtectNormal
32Acid ArmorPoison
37Giga DrainGrass 75 100
40Body SlamNormal 85 100
44Bug BuzzBug 90 100
49RecoverNormal
50Guard SwapPsychic
56Final GambitFighting 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormal
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
EncoreNormal 100
EndureNormal
FeintNormal 30 100
Guard SplitPsychic
Mind ReaderNormal
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
PursuitDark 40 100
SpikesGround
Toxic SpikesPoison

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Gastro AcidPoison 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Shelmet 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
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Shelmet sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Shelmet  sprite from Black & White Shelmet  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Shelmet Shiny sprite from Black & White Shelmet Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Shelmet

Black
White
Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus
Black 2
White 2
Route 6, 8, 11, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus
X
Y
Route 14, 19
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available
Sword Route 7, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank
Shield Route 7, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank

Other languages

English Shelmet
Japanese チョボマキ (Chobomaki)
German Schnuthelm
French Escargaume

Name origin

shell
hard cover
helmet
hard covering of the head