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Shellos (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Shellos (disambiguation).
Shellos
Sea Slug Pokémon
カラナクシ
Karanakushi
#422
Shellos

Shellos

Shellos

Shellos
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sticky Hold or Storm Drain Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Force
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Shellos

Mega Shellos Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
13.9 lbs. 6.3 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#422
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#060
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-037
Almia
R-086
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
73
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
65
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F422.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Shellos (Japanese: カラナクシ Karanakushi) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Gastrodon starting at level 30.

Shellos have two different appearances: West Sea (pink and white) and East Sea (blue and green), found on the respective sides of Sinnoh's mountain range.

Biology

Shellos is a slug-like Pokémon whose appearance changes drastically depending on where it is found. However, both forms have a shell-like back and an amorphous lower body. Both forms also have yellow lining around their eyes, mouth, and back.

In the West Sea form, the underside is white and its shell is pink. The shell has several small spike-like protrusions on it. On its head is a ring of pink fleshy knobs resembling flower petals that spike up.

In the East Sea form, the underside is green and its shell is blue. The shell has two flap-like protrusions. These flaps are lined in yellow. On its head are two white-tipped knobs resembling horns that extend away from its face.

Shellos and its evolution Gastrodon are examples of allopatric speciation, though the two forms are still able to interbreed (the child takes the mother's form or the father's if bred with a Ditto). If it is pushed or squeezed, a mysterious purple fluid will ooze out of its body. In the anime, West Sea Shellos can extend their necks to incredible lengths. It is unknown if the East Sea form can do this as well. Shellos live along the sea shore.

In the anime

West Sea Shellos in the anime

Major appearances

Zoey's Shellos

Zoey owns a West Sea Shellos, which first appeared in A Stand-Up Sit-Down!. By Last Call — First Round! it had evolved into a Gastrodon.

Other

Several of both kinds of Shellos appeared in Gateway to Ruin!.

Minor appearances

An East Sea Shellos made a cameo in The Rise of Darkrai.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP041 Shellos Dawn's Pokédex Shellos, the Sea Slug Pokémon. Shellos's shape and color varies depending on where it lives. Two different varieties have been confirmed in the Sinnoh region.
DP136 Shellos Dawn's Pokédex Shellos, the Sea Slug Pokémon. A mysterious purple fluid oozes out of its soft body when Shellos is strongly squeezed. Two kinds of Shellos, pink and blue, have been confirmed.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

East Sea Shellos in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Shellos' most notable appearance is that of a companion of Mr. Fuego's. He typically keeps it on his shoulder, continuing to do so even after he accidentally imprisoned himself to avoid Team Galactic.

In the TCG

Main article: Shellos (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Its color and shapes differ from region to region. In the Sinnoh region, two types are confirmed.
Pearl It lives along bodies of water. Its body shape has changed to suit its habitat.
Platinum Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
HeartGold Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
White
Black 2 Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
White 2
Generation VI
X Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
Y Its shape and coloration vary, depending on its habitat.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 218, and 221, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (tall grass; West Sea)
Route 205 (Surfing; West Sea)
Routes 213 and 224 (tall grass; East Sea)
Platinum
Routes 205 and 218, Valley Windworks (tall grass; West Sea)
Routes 205 and 218, Canalave City, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks (Surfing; West Sea)
Routes 212 and 213 (tall grass; East Sea)
Routes 212 and 213, Pastoria City (Surfing; East Sea)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pokéwalker
Stormy Beach (West Sea)
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Trade with Curtis or Yancy in Nimbasa City*
Dream World
Sparkling Sea (East and West Sea)
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Gastrodon

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
West Sea: Drenched Bluff (B1-B6)
East Sea: Beach Cave (B1-B4)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Nabiki Beach
Marine Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Curl Bay
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley *
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Rugged Flats (West)
Beach: Sunny Seashore (East)

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Ranch Rindo Berry Rindo Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 76
136 - 183 262 - 356
Attack: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Defense: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Sp.Atk: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Sp.Def: 62
60 - 125 116 - 245
Speed: 34
35 - 94 65 - 183
Total: 325   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/3 ☆☆
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
8/17 ☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
022 Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
077 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1111 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 08585% 10
1616 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
2222 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
2929 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3737 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
4646 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Shellos obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
GrimerMuk Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroWooperQuagsire
SlugmaMagcargoGulpinSwalotGorebyssBidoof
BibarelDrifloonDrifblim
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SeelDewgongHorseaSeadraKingdraLapras
OmanyteOmastarPelipperHuntailPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonTirtougaCarracostaFrillishJellicentAlomomola
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
KoffingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Wobbuffet Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingGastlyHaunterGengar
ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirBidoof
BibarelSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusTirtougaCarracosta
LitwickLampentPhantumpTrevenant
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Stunfisk Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingSpiritombLitwick
Lampent
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
WobbuffetCorsola Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadWingullPelipper
SurskitPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
Mist Ice Status —% 30
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingGulpinSwalot Sludge Poison Special 65 100% 20
PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Physical 100% 10
PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
Slowking Trump Card Normal Special —% 5
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireSlugma
MagcargoKingdraGulpinSwalotChimechoRelicanth
BidoofBibarel
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shellos in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Shellos in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Shellos can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Shellos cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shellos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shellos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP422.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry  
It spits orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Soak 2 field move.png
(Soak ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

West Sea

West Sea
Shellos
Unevolved
Shellos
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30


West Sea
Gastrodon
First evolution
Gastrodon
 Water  Ground 

East Sea
Shellos
Unevolved
Shellos
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30


East Sea
Gastrodon
First evolution
Gastrodon
 Water  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 422.png Spr b 4d 422.png Spr 4p 422.png Spr b 4p 422.png Spr 4p 422.png Spr b 4p 422.png
Spr 4d 422E.png Spr b 4d 422E.png Spr 4p 422E.png Spr b 4p 422E.png Spr 4p 422E.png Spr b 4p 422E.png
Spr 4d 422 s.png Spr b 4d 422 s.png Spr 4p 422 s.png Spr b 4p 422 s.png Spr 4p 422 s.png Spr b 4p 422 s.png
Spr 4d 422E s.png Spr b 4d 422E s.png Spr 4p 422E s.png Spr b 4d 422E s.png Spr 4p 422E s.png Spr b 4d 422E s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 422.png Spr b 5b 422.png Spr 5b 422.png Spr b 5b 422.png
Spr 5b 422E.png Spr b 5b 422E.png Spr 5b2 422E.png Spr b 5b 422E.png
Spr 5b 422 s.png Spr b 5b 422 s.png Spr 5b 422 s.png Spr b 5b 422 s.png
Spr 5b 422E s.png Spr b 5b 422E s.png Spr 5b2 422E s.png Spr b 5b 422E s.png
Front Back Front Back
422MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Shellos images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Shellos' early back sprite
  • According to an interview in Nintendo Power, Shellos and Gastrodon were originally intended for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire; they were not included due to time constraints.
  • Both Shellos and Gastrodon have early back sprites that can be found in the game data for Diamond and Pearl; however, there are no front sprites for these forms.
  • In Diamond and Pearl, no in-game Trainer uses East Sea Shellos in battle, even if the Trainer's current location is east of Mt. Coronet. This changes in Platinum where all Trainers east of Mt. Coronet may have the eastern variety.
  • When Shellos are bred, their form is always the same as their mother or non-Ditto parent.
  • Shellos's Pokédex entry for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver is the shortest Pokédex entry of any main series game, consisting of only nine words.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Shellos's body style was Body14.png.

Origin

Shellos is based on a sea slug.

Name origin

Shellos may be a combination of shell and loss or lost (referring to its lack of a shell)

Karanakushi is a combination of 殻 kara (shell) and 無くした nakushita (to have lost) or 無し nashi (without).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カラナクシ Karanakushi From 殻 kara (shell) and 無くした nakushita (to have lost) or 無し nashi (without)
France Flag.png French Sancoki From sans coquille
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shellos Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schalellos From schalenlos
Italy Flag.png Italian Shellos Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깝질무 Kkapjilmu From 껍질 kkapjil and 무 (無) mu. Literally "Without shell".


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