Shieldon

Shieldon is a Rock/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Shield Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 410
Type Rock Steel
Species Shield Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 125.7 lbs (57.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Sturdy
Soundproof (hidden ability)
Local № 038 (Diamond/Pearl)
038 (Platinum)
190 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
237 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 70
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 30 (7,454–7,710 steps)

Base stats

HP 30
170 264
Attack 42
80 201
Defense 118
216 368
Sp. Atk 42
80 201
Sp. Def 88
162 302
Speed 30
58 174
Total 350 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 Shieldon.

Evolution chart

(Level 30)

Shieldon changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond A Pokémon that lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its facial hide is extremely hard.
Pearl It habitually polishes its face by rubbing it against tree trunks. It is weak to attacks from behind.
Platinum It is outstandingly armored. As a result, it can eat grass and berries without having to fight.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It was generated from a fossil dug out of a layer of clay that was older than anyone knows. It has a sturdy face.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is outstandingly armored. As a result, it can eat grass and berries without having to fight.
X
Omega Ruby
It habitually polishes its face by rubbing it against tree trunks. It is weak to attacks from behind.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It was generated from a fossil dug out of a layer of clay that was older than anyone knows. It has a sturdy face.
Sun Many fossils of this Pokémon have been found, but almost none have shown signs of damage to the face.
Moon This Pokémon lived in primeval jungles. Few enemies would have been willing to square off against its heavily armored face, so it’s thought.
Ultra Sun A mild-mannered, herbivorous Pokémon, it used its face to dig up tree roots to eat. The skin on its face was plenty tough.
Ultra Moon Although its fossils can be found in layers of primeval rock, nothing but its face has ever been discovered.

Moves learned by Shieldon

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ProtectNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
6TauntDark 100
10Metal SoundSteel 85
15Take DownNormal 90 85
19Iron DefenseSteel
24SwaggerNormal 85
28Ancient PowerRock 60 100
33EndureNormal
37Metal BurstSteel 100
42Iron HeadSteel 80 100
46Heavy SlamSteel 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CounterFighting 100
CurseGhost
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
FissureGround
Focus EnergyNormal
Guard SplitPsychic
HeadbuttNormal 70 100
Rock BlastRock 25 90
Scary FaceNormal 100
ScreechNormal 85
Stealth RockRock
Wide GuardRock

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Magnet RiseElectric
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Shieldon 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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ProtectNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
6TauntDark 100
10Metal SoundSteel 85
15Take DownNormal 90 85
19Iron DefenseSteel
24SwaggerNormal 85
28Ancient PowerRock 60 100
33EndureNormal
37Metal BurstSteel 100
42Iron HeadSteel 80 100
46Heavy SlamSteel 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CounterFighting 100
CurseGhost
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
FissureGround
Focus EnergyNormal
Guard SplitPsychic
HeadbuttNormal 70 100
Rock BlastRock 25 90
Scary FaceNormal 100
ScreechNormal 85
Stealth RockRock
Wide GuardRock

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Shieldon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Shieldon sprites

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

Where to find Shieldon

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Oreburgh City
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Pewter City
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Nacrene City
X
Y
Ambrette Town
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Rustboro City
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 8

Answers to Shieldon questions

Other languages

English Shieldon
Japanese タテトプス (Tatetops)
German Schilterus
French Dinoclier

Name origin

shield
protective armor
-don
common dinosaur suffix