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 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 57.0 kg (125.7 lbs)
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 50 (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.
1ProtectNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6TauntDarkStatus 100
10Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
15Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
19Iron DefenseSteelStatus
24SwaggerNormalStatus 85
28Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
33EndureNormalStatus
37Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
42Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
46Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
CurseGhostStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
FissureGroundPhysical 30
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Guard SplitPsychicStatus
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90
Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Stealth RockRockStatus
Wide GuardRockStatus

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 PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 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.
1ProtectNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6TauntDarkStatus 100
10Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
15Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
19Iron DefenseSteelStatus
24SwaggerNormalStatus 85
28Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
33EndureNormalStatus
37Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
42Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
46Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
CurseGhostStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
FissureGroundPhysical 30
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Guard SplitPsychicStatus
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90
Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Stealth RockRockStatus
Wide GuardRockStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Shieldon sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

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

Name origin

shield
protective armor
-don
common dinosaur suffix