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)
064 (The Isle of Armor)
097 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 200 (26.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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)

Shelmet changes

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.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
4AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
8CurseGhostStatus
12Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
16Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
20YawnNormalStatus
24Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
32Guard SwapPsychicStatus
36Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
40RecoverNormalStatus
44Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
48Final GambitFightingSpecial 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-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Guard SplitPsychicStatus
Mind ReaderNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Shelmet 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

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
61Guard SwapPsychicStatus
74VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
18Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
20SubstituteNormalStatus
22Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
23SpikesGroundStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
29Baton PassNormalStatus
30EncoreNormalStatus 100
54Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
61Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
65Energy BallGrassSpecial 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.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
4AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
8BideNormalPhysical
13CurseGhostStatus
16Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
20Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
25YawnNormalStatus
28ProtectNormalStatus
32Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
37Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
40Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
44Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
49RecoverNormalStatus
50Guard SwapPsychicStatus
56Final GambitFightingSpecial 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 PassNormalStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Guard SplitPsychicStatus
Mind ReaderNormalStatus
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
SpikesGroundStatus
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus

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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Gastro AcidPoisonStatus 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 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 PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Shelmet sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Shelmet  sprite from Black & White Shelmet  sprite from X & Y Shelmet  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Not available in this game
Sword Route 7, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, Soothing Wetlands, Giant's Bed
Shield Route 7, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, Soothing Wetlands, Giant's Bed

Other languages

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

Name origin

shell
hard cover
helmet
hard covering of the head