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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Shelgon

Shelgon
Endurance Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Shelgon is a Dragon Type Endurance Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Shelgon can be found with Rock Head as an Ability and has a Slow growth rate with a 2 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Relaxed Nature, based on 420 combined Base Stats.

Shining Pearl Exclusive
National Dex Pokemon

Shelgon Stats and Abilities

Based on Shelgon Base IVs we consider this pokemon D-Tier choice. Shelgon Highest IV Stat is Defense 100 and the Lowest being Speed 50.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP65240334
C
Attack95175317
D
Defense100184328
E
Special Attack60112240
F
Special Defense5094218
F
Speed5094218
D
Total420
Shelgon Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Relaxed
+10% Defense
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield2 Defense
Growth RateSlow
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsDragon
Egg Cycles40 (10,024–10,280 steps)
Abilities Description
Rock Head
Ability 1
Protects the Pokémon from recoil damage.
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Overcoat makes the Pokémon immune to residual damage from weather conditions (specifically Hail and Sandstorm).

How To Evolve Shelgon in BDSP

Bagon requires (Level 30) to evolve into Shelgon and then (Level 50) to evolve into Salamence.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Bagon
Level 30
Shelgon
Level 50
Salamence

Where To Find Shelgon in BDSP

Shelgon has 4 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Shelgon, within the Dazzling Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Route 210
20 - 5%
Bagon
Lv. 25-26
Stargleam Cavern
National
Bagon
Lv. 16-63
Stargleam Cavern
National
Shelgon
Lv. 16-63
Spacious Cave
National
Bagon
Lv. 16-63
Spacious Cave
National
Shelgon
Lv. 16-63
Dazzling Cave
National
Bagon
Lv. 16-63
Dazzling Cave
National
Shelgon
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Shelgon Weakness

Shelgon is a Dragon Type pokemon. This will cause Shelgon to take More Damage from Ice, Dragon, Fairy Type Moves, and Less Damage from Fire, Water, Grass, Electric Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ice
Dragon
Fairy
0.5x
Less Damage
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Shelgon Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Rayquaza
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Dragonite
S
Salamence

What pokemon is Shelgon Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Ho-Oh
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Celebi
S
Heatran
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Best Moves Shelgon in BDSP

Best Moveset for Shelgon Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
67
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
60
Outrage
Physical
180
100 10 User attacks for 2-3 turns but then becomes confused.
53
Flamethrower
Special
90
100 15 May burn opponent.
25
Crunch
Physical
80
100 15 May lower opponent's Defense.

Best Moveset for Shelgon TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM38
Fire Blast
Special
110
85 5 May burn opponent.
TM35
Flamethrower
Special
90
100 15 May burn opponent.
TM59
Dragon Pulse
Special
127.5
100 10 The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth. This attack never misses.
TM02
Dragon Claw
Physical
120
100 15 The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Shelgon Level Up Moves

List of Moves Shelgon can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
1
Ember
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

May burn opponent.
1
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
1
Bite
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May cause flinching.
1
Dragon Breath
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May paralyze opponent.
15
Headbutt
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
20
Scary Face
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
25
Crunch
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
33
Dragon Claw
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
39
Zen Headbutt
Power: 80
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
46
Focus Energy
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Increases critical hit ratio.
53
Flamethrower
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
60
Outrage
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User attacks for 2-3 turns but then becomes confused.
67
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
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Shelgon TM Moves

List of Moves Shelgon can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM02
Dragon Claw
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM31
Brick Break
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power: 110
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM59
Dragon Pulse
Power:
127.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth. This attack never misses.
TM65
Shadow Claw
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Shelgon Tutor Moves

List of Tutor Moves Shelgon can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Draco Meteor
Power:
195
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

Sharply lowers user's Special Attack.
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Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Altaria
Bagon
Salamence
Latias
Latios
Rayquaza
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
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