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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Shellder

Shellder
Bivalve Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Shellder is a Water Type Bivalve Pokémon, with a 24.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Shellder can be found with Shell Armor, Skill Link and Overcoat as an Ability and has a Slow growth rate with a 1 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Lax Nature, based on 305 combined Base Stats.

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Shellder Stats and Abilities

Based on Shellder Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Shellder Highest IV Stat is Defense 100 and the Lowest being Special Defense 25.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP30170264
E
Attack65121251
D
Defense100184328
F
Special Attack4585207
F
Special Defense2549163
F
Speed4076196
F
Total305
Shellder Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Lax
+10% Defense
-10% Special Defense
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
50% Pearl
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Bitter
EV Yield1 Defense
Growth RateSlow
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsWater 3
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Shell Armor
Ability 1
Shell Armor prevents the Pokémon from receiving a critical hit.
Skill Link
Ability 2
Skill Link causes multi-strike moves to always hit their maximum number of times. The moves affected are listed below; note that moves such as Double Kick that always strike the same number of times are not affected.
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Overcoat makes the Pokémon immune to residual damage from weather conditions (specifically Hail and Sandstorm).

How To Evolve Shellder in BDSP

Shellder requires (use Water Stone) to evolve into Cloyster.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Shellder
use Water Stone
Cloyster

Where To Find Shellder in BDSP

Shellder has 6 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Shellder, within the Fountainspring 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
Valley Windworks
100 - 20%
Shellder
Lv. 20-40
Route 205
100 - 20%
Shellder
Lv. 20-40
Fuego Ironworks
100 - 20%
Shellder
Lv. 20-40
Still-Water Cavern
National
Shellder
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Shellder
Lv. 16-63
Fountainspring Cave
National
Shellder
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Shellder Weakness

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

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

What pokemon is Shellder Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Celebi
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou
A
Electivire
A
Tangrowth

What pokemon is Shellder Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Ho-Oh
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Metagross
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Best Moves Shellder in BDSP

Best Moveset for Shellder Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
48
Hydro Pump
Special
165
80 5 The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
40
Ice Beam
Special
90
100 10 May freeze opponent.
32
Razor Shell
Physical
112.5
95 10 May lower opponent's Defense.
24
Aurora Beam
Special
65
100 20 May lower opponent's Attack.

Best Moveset for Shellder TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM64
Explosion
Physical
250
100 5 User faints.
TM14
Blizzard
Special
110
70 5 May freeze opponent.
TM13
Ice Beam
Special
90
100 10 May freeze opponent.
TM95
Surf
Special
135
100 15 Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
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
.

Shellder Level Up Moves

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

Lvl Move Desc
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1
Water Gun
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

4
Withdraw
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Defense.
8
Ice Shard
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

User attacks first.
12
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
16
Whirlpool
Power:
52.5
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Special

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
20
Supersonic
Power: —
Acc: 55
PP: 20
Status

Confuses opponent.
24
Aurora Beam
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May lower opponent's Attack.
28
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
32
Razor Shell
Power:
112.5
Acc: 95
PP: 10
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
36
Iron Defense
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Sharply raises user's Defense.
40
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
44
Shell Smash
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack, Special Attack and Speed but lowers Defense and Special Defense.
48
Hydro Pump
Power:
165
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Special

The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
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Shellder TM Moves

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

TM Move Desc
TM03
Water Pulse
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM07
Hail
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
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.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's 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.
TM55
Brine
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM64
Explosion
Power: 250
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User faints.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM72
Avalanche
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if user took damage first.
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.
TM95
Surf
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
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Shellder Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Shellder can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Bubble Beam
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May lower opponent's Speed.
Aqua Ring
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Restores a little HP each turn.
Life Dew
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User and teammates recover HP.
Take Down
Power: 90
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
Rapid Spin
Power: 20
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Physical

Removes effects of trap moves.
Screech
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
Icicle Spear
Power: 25
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Mud Shot
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Rock Blast
Power: 25
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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