Razor Shell (move)

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Razor Shell
シェルブレード Shell Blade
Razor Shell.png
Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Razor Shell (Japanese: シェルブレード Shell Blade) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation V.


Razor Shell inflicts damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stat level.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user cuts its target with sharp shells. This attack may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS The user cuts its target with sharp shells. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water 32 32
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water   31
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark   32
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water 17 17
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water 17 17
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water 17 17
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water   45
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water   48
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
091 091 Cloyster Water Ice Winter Regional Championships 2013 Cloyster
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Saizo Barbaracle Razor Shell.png Ash Oshawott Razor Shell.png Burgundy Dewott Razor Shell.png Cameron Samurott Razor Shell.png
Barbaracle Oshawott Dewott Samurott
The user's shell glows yellow and leaves a blue trail behind, it hits the opponent with great force using it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
502 Dewott Dewott crosses its arms in front of its chest and touches the ends of the two scalchops on its legs using the hand from the opposite side of its body. When it touches the scalchops, they start to glow yellow. Dewott then slashes the opponent with the scalchops in an 'X'-like fashion. As it slashes, the scalchops leave behind a light blue trail of energy, or Dewott crosses its arms in front of its chest and grabs the two scalchops on its legs using the hand from the opposite site from its body. When it grabs the scalchops, they both start to glow yellow and a light blue aura appears around them. The aura then stretches and hardens, forming into two curved blades of energy. Dewott then slashes the opponent with the blades.
Unknown Trainer's Dewott The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice! Debut
Burgundy's Dewott A Connoisseur's Revenge! None
Halsey's Dewott The Pokémon Harbor Patrol! None
Cadbury's Caesar Crowning the Scalchop King! None
501 Oshawott Oshawott grabs the scalchop on its stomach it starts to glow brightly. A light blue aura also appears around the scalchop and Oshawott swings the scalchop once. When it does, the aura around the scalchop stretches and hardens behind it, forming into an energy blade. Oshawott then slashes the opponent with it.
Ash's Oshawott Dreams by the Yard Full! None
503 Samurott Samurott reaches across to its other arm and draws its seamitar from its sheath on the side of it. When it draws it, the whole sword glows light blue and the sword grows slightly longer. Samurott then slashes the opponent with the seamitar.
Leeku's Samurott White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
Cameron's Samurott The Road to Humilau! None
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle's claws on one or two hands start to glow yellow. A light blue aura then appears and hardens around them, forming into one or two curved blades of energy. Barbaracle then slashes the opponent with the blades.
Saizo's Barbaracle A Stealthy Challenge! None

In the manga

Movie adaptations

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Razor Shell V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 貝殼刀 Bèikédāo
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Messchelp
France Flag.png French Coquilame
Germany Flag.png German Kalkklinge
India Flag.png Hindi धारदार कवच, Dhardar Kavach
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pedang Kerang
Pisau Kerang
Italy Flag.png Italian Conchilama
South Korea Flag.png Korean 셸블레이드 Shell Blade
Poland Flag.png Polish Ostra Muszla
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Lâmina de Concha
Concha Navalha (XY series and TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Concha Navalha
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Concha Afilada (prior to BW031)
Caparaconcha Afilada
Spain Flag.png Spain Concha Filo

Variations of the move Crush Claw
Physical Crush ClawRazor Shell

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