|#372|| Rock Head|
|3'7" (1.1m)||243.6 lbs. (110.5kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU/RU||2 Defense Points|
Shelgon has the Rock Head Ability, which makes it immune to the effects of recoil from moves that cause recoil, with the exception of Struggle. A second Ability is available to Shelgon from the Dream World, the Overcoat Ability. This Ability protects it from taking damage as the result of the effects of the weather, such as Sandstorm or Hail.
Bagon evolves into Shelgon starting at Level 30, and gains the opportunity to evolve a second time at Level 50 into a Salamence. Starting in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Salamence can evolve into a Mega Salamence by using a Mega Stone.
Shelgon is in the Dragon Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Shelgon 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Shelgon takes on the appearance of a dragon encased in a very hard shell.
 Gender Differences
Shelgon doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Shelgon can only be obtained by evolving a Bagon in Generation III, Pearl,Platinum, White, Black 2 and White 2. In addition to evolution, Shelgon can also be found at the Safari Zone's Wetland area in Heart Gold and Soul Silver after placing 21 Peak Objects, then waiting 70 Days.
 Spin-off Games
Shelgon appears at Endless Levels 59 & 61, Forever Level 9 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Shelgon appears at Mt. Freeze 1F-6F, Wish Cave 65F-69F, Wyvern Hill 9F-16F and Joyous Tower 60F-64F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Shelgon appears at Sealed Ruins B1-B8 & IB1-B6 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F. Shelgon is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at the Path to Treasure Valley on the odd-numbered floors from B9-B21.
Shelgon only appears during Missions in Pokémon Ranger. Shelgon appears inside the Volcano Cave in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and returns in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs at the Interior of Faldera Volcano in the Present, and in the Dark Temple Missions Danger! Surrounded by Pokémon and Ground-Shaking Dragon Pokémon in the Past by capturing it and obtaining its Slate. Both missions have difficult bosses to beat (the latter of which features a Salamence as its Boss), making beating the missions to keep those slates a considerably difficult challenge, especially playing solo.
Shelgon can be found at Sunny Seashore Canyon 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Shelgon appears in a total of 11 sets and the Dragon Vault sub-set. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the EX Dragon (2), EX Deoxys, EX Delta Species (2; both Delta Species Cards), EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card), EX Power Keepers, Secret Wonders, Stormfront and Arceus sets. Shelgon's lone listing as a Rare Card is in the EX Dragon set.
 Anime/Manga Information
A trainer's Bagon evolved into a Shelgon towards the end of the episode Let Bagons Be Bagons!. Drake also used a Shelgon in the episode Vanity Affair. Shelgon would defeat Ash's Pikachu in a 2-on-2 battle.
Shelgon has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Shelgon finds itself in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. While it has a good Attack and Defense Statistics, holding Eviolite give both of its Defenses a boost, making Shelgon a capable physical tank that can also hit hard.
If Shelgon doesn't have Brick Break (and Hydro Pump, to a lesser extent) in its move set, Bastiodon and Probopass will be able to wall it, set up against it and either force it to switch out or take it out. Afflicting it with a Burn will lower its Attack and limit the amount of time Shelgon will appear in battle, but the best way to take it out quickly is to hit it with Special Attacks, especially Ice-Type moves.
 Area Location
|Diamond||None||PalPark or Trade|
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||Unknown%||Safari Zone: Wetland (Place 21 Peak Objects; 70 Day Wait|
|Black||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Trade from White|
|White||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Bagon|
|Black 2/White 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Bagon|
 Pokédex Entries
|III||Pokémon Ruby||Inside Shelgon's armor-like shell, cells are in the midst of transformation to create an entirely new body. This Pokémon's shell is extremely heavy, making its movements sluggish.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||Covering Shelgon's body are outgrowths much like bones. The shell is very hard and bounces off enemy attacks. When awaiting evolution, this Pokémon hides away in a cavern.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||It hardly eats while it awaits evolution. It becomes hardier by enduring hunger. Its shell peels off the instant it beings to evolve.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||Its armored body makes all attacks bounce off. The armor is too tough, however, making it heavy and somewhat sluggish.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||Its armored body makes all attacks bounce off. The armor is too tough, however, making it heavy and somewhat sluggish.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It surrounds its body in an iron-hard shell to accumulate enough power to evolve.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||It surrounds its body in an iron-hard shell to accumulate enough power to evolve.|
|V||Pokémon Black||Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.|
|V||Pokémon White||Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.|
|VI||Pokémon X||Within its rugged shell, its cells have begun changing. The shell peels off the instant it evolves.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||Its armored body makes all attacks bounce off. The armor is too tough, however, making it heavy and somewhat sluggish.|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor
 All Generation 5 Games
 Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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