Regular
Shiny
Shellder
Water Type
Bivalve Pokémon
National Pokedex: #090

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Shellder is a Water Type Bivalve Pokémon with a Slow growth rate and a 1 Defense EV Yield. Shellder can be found with Shell Armor, Skill Link and Overcoat as an Ability; we recommend the Lax Nature, based on 305 total combined Base Stats in Pokemon SV.

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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).

Shellder Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
30
E
Attack
65
C
Defense
100
E
Special Attack
45
F
Special Defense
25
F
Speed
40
F
Total
305
Shellder Details
Shellder Detail
Best Nature
Lax
+10% Defense
-10% Special Defense
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Bitter
Liked Foods
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Water 3
EV Yield1 Defense
Growth RateSlow
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Shellder Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Shell Armor
Shell Armor prevents the Pokémon from receiving a critical hit.
Ability 2
Skill Link
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.
Hidden Ability
Overcoat
Overcoat makes the Pokémon immune to residual damage from weather conditions (specifically Hail and Sandstorm).

How To Evolve Shellder in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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

Shellder Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Shellder
Water Type
use Water Stone
Cloyster
Water TypeIce Type
Shellder Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Shellder
305
30
65
45
100
25
40
Stat Change
+220
+20
+30
+40
+80
+20
+30
Cloyster
525
50
95
85
180
45
70

Where To Find Shellder Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

List of Locations where you can find and catch Shellder in Pokemon SV.

Pokemon SV 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.

Shellder Type Weakness
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?

Shellder Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
A
Gogoat
Grass Type
B
Jolteon
Electric Type
B
Leafeon
Grass Type
B
Luxray
Electric Type
B
Eelektross
Electric Type

What pokemon is Shellder Strong Against?

Shellder Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Arcanine
Fire Type
A
Gyarados
Water Type
Flying Type
B
Cloyster
Water Type
Ice Type
B
Vaporeon
Water Type
B
Flareon
Fire Type

Best Shellder Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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 Bold
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Pokemon similar to Shellder based on Water Type
Similar Water Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
A
Gyarados-Pokemon-Image
Gyarados
WATER-Type FLYING-Type 540 95 125 60 79 100 81
B
Cloyster-Pokemon-Image
Cloyster
WATER-Type ICE-Type 525 50 95 85 180 45 70
B
Vaporeon-Pokemon-Image
Vaporeon
WATER-Type 525 130 65 110 60 95 65
B
Golduck-Pokemon-Image
Golduck
WATER-Type 500 80 82 95 78 80 85
B
Clawitzer-Pokemon-Image
Clawitzer
WATER-Type 500 71 73 120 88 89 59
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