Cherrim < Shellos > Gastrodon

Species Type
Sea Slug Pokémon Water.png
Number Ability
#422 Sticky Hold/Storm Drain
Sand Force
Height Weight
1′ (0.3m) 13.9 lbs. (6.3kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Gastrodon
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 1/Amorphous 90
Tier EV Yield

Shellos (カラナクシ) is the 60th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and is known as the Sea Slug Pokémon.

Shellos can use one of two Abilities: Sticky Hold, which prevents its hold item from being stolen, knocked away or switched, or Storm Drain, which in Double and Triple Battles, draws all Water-Type Moves to the Pokémon with the ability instead of who it was targeted at, absorbing the move and increasing its Special Attack by one stage. A third Ability is available to Shellos from the Dream World, the Sand Force Ability. This Ability increases the power of its Ground, Rock, and Steel Type moves in a Sandstorm by 33%.

Shellos gain the opportunity to evolve into Gastrodon starting at Level 30.

Shellos is in the Egg Groups Water 1 and Amorphous, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Shellos One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Shellos has two separate forms, the East Sea and the West Sea forms.The west sea form, its upper body is pink, and its lower body is white. There are spikes on its back, and there is a circle of pink sac-looking structures on it. The East Sea version is green on the bottom and blue on the top. It has two wing-looking flaps on its back, and its head has two structures similar to the West Sea Shellos, but turned sideways resembling horns.

[edit] Gender Differences

Shellos has no gender differences.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

The form that Shellos takes in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum depends on the side of Sinnoh that it is encountered in, and its form cannot be changed once captured. Shellos appear at Routes 205, 213, 218, Valley Windworks and Fuego Ironworks in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Shellos also appear at Routes 221 and 224 in Diamond and Pearl, and Route 212, Pastoria City and Canalave City in Platinum. The only way to obtain a Shellos in Heart Gold and Soul Silver is to catch one on the Pokéwalker course Stormy Beach.

A Shellos can be obtained in Black 2 and White 2 as part of an in-game trade in Nimbasa City. The trainer will request any Pokémon in return. Male trainers will receive a West Sea Shellos, while Female trainers will receive an East Sea Shellos. Both will be holding an Old Gateau.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

West Sea Shellos can be found at Drenched Bluff B1-B6, while East Sea Shellos appear at Beach Cave B1-B4 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Shellos appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Secret Archipelago, Secret Highland and Secret Rockmountain 1F-10F, with both East Sea Shellos and West Sea Shellos appearing on different floors.

Shellos can be found at Vientown Beach and Marine Cave in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Shellos appears at Curl Bay on Renbow Island in the Present, but doesn't appear in the Past Missions.

Shellos appears at Desolated Ruins Beach 3-1 and Sunny Seashore Beach 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

East Sea Shellos are listed as Common Cards in the Secret Wonders, Majestic Dawn and Rising Rivals sets, while West Sea Shellos are listed as Common Cards in the Secret Wonders and Rising Rivals sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Zoey would debut a West Sea Shellos in the episode A Stand-Up Sit-Down, and would continue to use it through the episode Double-Time Battle Training!.

A Wild East Sea Shellos appeared during the episode Gateweay to Ruin, the only appearance of a Wild Shellos in the Anime as of writing.

[edit] Movies

Wild East Sea Shellos appeared during the film The Rise of Darkrai, the only appearance for Shellos in the films as of writing.

[edit] Manga

Shellos' Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Shellos is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl 1% Route 224
Diamond/Pearl 10% Route 205: North
Route 213 (Night)
Route 221
Diamond/Pearl 20% Route 218
Fuego Ironworks
Diamond/Pearl 30% Valley Windworks
Diamond/Pearl 40% Route 213
Diamond/Pearl 45% Route 205: South
Platinum 4% Route 213 (Surfing)
Platinum 30% (Surfing) Route 218
Fuego Ironworks
Pastoria City
Canalave City
Platinum 35% Route 213 (Morning & Day)
Platinum 45% Route 212: South
Route 213 (Night)
Valley Windworks
Platinum 60% (Surfing) Route 205: South
Route 212: South
Platinum 65% Route 205: South
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pokéwalker 55% (Group A) Stormy Beach (>5,000 Steps)
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black2/White2 Only One In-Game Trade at Nimbasa City (Trainer requests any Pokémon in return)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond Its color and shapes differ from region to region. In the Sinnoh region, two types are confirmed.
IV Pokémon Pearl It lives along bodies of water. Its body shape has changed to suit its habitat.
IV Pokémon Platinum Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
IV Pokémon HeartGold Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.

V Pokémon Black Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
V Pokémon White Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
V Pokémon Black 2 Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
V Pokémon White 2 Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.

VI Pokémon X Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
VI Pokémon Y Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Speed Full.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 262 356 -
90 101 195 214
90 101 195 214
Sp. Atk
107 119 213 234
Sp. Def
116 129 223 245
65 73 167 183

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100 Special
2 Mud Sport Ground.png N/A N/A Status
4 Harden Normal.png N/A N/A Status
7 Water Pulse Water.png 60 100 Special
11 Mud Bomb Ground.png 65 85 Special
22 Rain Dance Water.png N/A N/A Status
29 Body Slam Normal.png 85 100 Physical
37 Muddy Water Water.png 95 85 Special
46 Recover Normal.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM07 Hail Ice.png -- -- Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM55 Scald Water.png 80 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
HM03 Surf Water.png 95 100 Special
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Mirror Coat Psychic.png  ?? 100% Special
Stockpile Normal.png -- --% Status
Swallow Normal.png -- --% Status
Spit Up Normal.png  ?? 100% Special
Yawn Normal.png -- --% Status
Memento Dark.png -- 100% Status
Curse Ghost.png -- --% Status
Amnesia Psychic.png -- --% Status
Fissure Ground.png  ?? 30% Physical
Trump Card Normal.png  ?? --% Special
Sludge Poison.png 65 100% Special
Clear Smog Poison.png 50 --% Special
Brine Water.png 65 100% Special
Mist Ice.png -- --% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Pain Split Normal.png -- --% Status
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special

[edit] Via Dream World

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Secret Power Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Ancientpower Rock.png 60 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
String Shot Bug.png -- 95% Status
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Shellos Gastrodon
Level 30

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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