Shuckle (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Scizor #212: Scizor
Pokémon
#214: Heracross Heracross
Shuckle
Mold Pokémon
ツボツボ
Tsubotsubo
#213
Shuckle



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Rock
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy or Gluttony Cacophony
Cacophony
Contrary
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Shuckle
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
45.2 lbs. 20.5 kg
Shuckle
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
80
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
177
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Shuckle
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
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
Shape
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F213.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Shuckle (Japanese: ツボツボ Tsubotsubo) is a dual-type Bug/Rock Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

 
Shuckle in its shell

Shuckle is a Pokémon that resembles a small turtle. Its body is yellow and appears soft. Until they are in use, Shuckle's limbs appear limp. It is encased in a very hard red shell that has many holes in it. The holes in its shell are rimmed with white. Rather than actively hunting and foraging for food like most other Pokémon, it collects Berries and stores them in its shell. The Berries inside are liquefied and fermented while they decompose by Shuckle's digestive juices, which it then consumes. Its digestive juices are also used to dissolve rocks so Shuckle can hide under them. It can be found in the mountains.

In the anime

 
Shuckle in the anime

Major appearances

Shuckle made its main series debut in A Better Pill to Swallow, where an old man was harvesting the Berry Juice that multiple Shuckle make to create medicine. One that he befriended was a purple Shuckle whose Berry Juice attracted Pokémon to anyone who drank it. Because of this, Team Rocket made it their mission to steal it.

A Shuckle in Sleight of Sand! belonging to Butch joined in during the motto before being used in a battle against James's Carnivine. In the midst of their battle, Shuckle was taken out by Ash's Pikachu and a wild Hippopotas.

A Shuckle in Double-Time Battle Training! belonging to Rebecca battled Zoey's Glameow in the finals of the Brussel Contest and lost to its Shadow Claw and Iron Tail despite being seemingly powerful.

In Working on a Right Move!, Conway used it in his Lily of the Valley Conference match against Ash. Shuckle proved hard to beat against Noctowl and Donphan, but it was eventually defeated thanks to Gible mastering Draco Meteor.

Minor appearances

 
Shiny Shuckle in the anime

Shuckle debuted in Pikachu & Pichu living in Big Town.

A Coordinator's Shuckle appeared in Deceit and Assist.

A Shuckle appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Shuckle appeared in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

A Coordinator's Shuckle competed in the Battle Stage of the Lilypad Contest in Dressed for Jess Success!.

A Shuckle was outside Professor Rowan's lab in DPS01.

A Shuckle lived in Terminus Cave in Meeting at Terminus Cave!.

A Trainer's Shuckle appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

A Trainer's Schuckle was first seen at the market in JN024 before being captured by the Matori Matrix, and would fight back against them.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP170 Shuckle Ash's Pokédex Shuckle, the Mold Pokémon. When Shuckle places organic materials in its husk-like shell, the items are transformed into a unique juice. Shuckle are naturally shy and are most often found hiding beneath rocks.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP185 Shuckle Dawn's Pokédex Shuckle, the Mold Pokémon. Shuckle stores Berries inside its shell, and the Berries eventually turn into a delicious juice.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Shuckle first appeared with Kurt. It helps the Poké Ball craftsman make his special Poké Balls in Teddiursa's Picnic.

A Shuckle was seen as one of the Pokémon Crystal caught and sent to Professor Oak via the Portable Transfer System in Off Course with Corsola.

A Shuckle appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Shuckle appeared in A Beastly Cold Reception, under the control of Orm. It was seen during his battles against Professor Oak, which he won with ease; and Oak's grandson Blue, which he eventually lost.

A Shuckle was seen under Pike Queen Lucy's command in Moving Past Milotic. She showed off her fair deftness by badly poisoning Emerald's Starmie, as well as taking a number of attacks, before being washed out by a Surf. She hasn't used her since.

A Shuckle appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

A Trainer's Shuckle appeared in PS547.

A Shuckle appeared in Pinsir Changes.

A Shuckle appeared in a flashback in Charizard Transforms.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Lucy owns a Shuckle, which she used to battle Enta's Vulpix in The Predestined Battle!.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Trainer's Shuckle appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Shuckle appeared in GDZ61.

In the TCG

Main article: Shuckle (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#166
Gold The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Silver It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Crystal The fluid secreted by its toes carves holes in rocks for nesting and can be mixed with Berries to make a drink.
Stadium 2 The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Shuckle quietly hides itself under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its hard shell while eating berries it has stored away. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
Sapphire
Emerald A Shuckle hides under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its shell while eating stored berries. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
FireRed It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
LeafGreen The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#168
Diamond It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
SoulSilver It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #232
Black It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
White
Black 2 The berries stored in its vaselike shell eventually become a thick, pulpy juice.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #014
Hoenn
#—
X The berries stored in its jar-like shell eventually become a thick, pulpy juice.
Y It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Omega Ruby Shuckle quietly hides itself under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its hard shell while eating berries it has stored away. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#227
Sword It stores berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Shield The berries stored in its vaselike shell eventually become a thick, pulpy juice.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Received from a PokéManiac in Cianwood City
Route 40, Cianwood City, Burned Tower, Dark Cave (Rock Smash)
Crystal
Received from a PokéManiac in Cianwood City
Route 40, Cianwood City, Dark Cave (Rock Smash)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Safari Zone extension (Rock Smash)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Deep Colosseum (Shadow)
XD
Trade Surskit to Duking in Pyrite Town
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 224 (Emerald)
Platinum
Route 224 (Emerald)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Received from a PokéManiac in Cianwood City
Cianwood City, Vermilion City (Rock Smash)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Route 14
Black 2 White 2
Seaside Cave
Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Route 18, Terminus Cave, Victory Road (Rock Smash)
Friend Safari (Rock)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Dusty Bowl, Galar Mine No. 2, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Cobalt Coast
Trozei!
Secret Storage 8, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Blaze (5F-9F), Howling Forest (7F-11F), Oddity Cave (B6F-B9F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F), Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F)
MD Sky
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F), Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F)
Ranger: GS
Wireless Tower, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Entranceway: The Hidden Basement
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Su
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#3)
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Revival Mountain (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Volcanic Ravine (All Areas)
Picross
Area 27: Stage 03


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Shuckle Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Gold Silver Berry (25%)
Crystal
Emerald   Oran Berry (100%)
Diamond Pearl   Oran Berry (100%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Berry Juice (100%)
Black White   Berry Juice (100%)
Black 2 White 2   Berry Juice (100%)
X Y   Berry Juice (100%)
Sword Shield   Berry Juice (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
20
80 - 127 150 - 244
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
230
211 - 310 418 - 614
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
230
211 - 310 418 - 614
5
9 - 62 13 - 119
Total:
505
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
1/2
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
10/15 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
055 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1010 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
1515 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
2020 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
2525 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3030 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
3535 Power Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3535 Guard Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4545 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
5050 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
5555 Power Trick Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
6060 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
6565 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shuckle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shuckle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30  TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shuckle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shuckle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
   Acupressure Normal Status —% 30
  Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
   Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
   Final Gambit Fighting Special 100% 5
    Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
   Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
    Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
    Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shuckle in Generation VIII
  • 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 Shuckle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shuckle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shuckle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shuckle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shuckle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Poison Jab Shuckle (HeartGold & SoulSilver 11)
Sludge Janine's Shuckle (VS 67)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.9%
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP If the going gets too rough, I'll retreat within my shell!
26%-50% HP No more tomfoolery! My health is halfway down.
1%-25% HP I think it's hopeless... I want to hide in my shell...
Level up Yes, finally leveled up! I'll beat on my shell like a tom-tom!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Rock
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Rock
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-109/N-080
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●●●
Speed
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#242
 

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 85 Base Attack: 17 Base Defense: 396
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Struggle Bug, Rock Throw
Charged Attacks: Rock Blast, Stone Edge, Gyro Ball

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Shuckle
 Bug  Rock 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
  For other sprites and images, please see Shuckle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Shuckle seems to be based on an endolith, an organism that lives inside porous rocks or animal shells. Given its category, the Mold Pokémon, Shuckle may be based on a fungus or mold variety of endolith. Its category could also allude to fungi such as cedar-apple rust, which bears a strong resemblance to Shuckle, or fungi-like slime molds.

Given its Bug typing, Shuckle may also draw inspiration from scale insects—small, shelled parasites that produce a sweet fluid called honeydew that attracts other insects. In particular, it may be based on the barnacle scale, with characteristics of actual barnacles. This species is part of the Coccidae family, also known as "tortoise scales", which may explain Shuckle's resemblance to a turtle or a tortoise. It could also be seen as a reference to the food fermentation process, with its Rock type alluding to the pottery used to store and ferment aliments in some cultures, and its Pokémon category referring to some fungi used in cultured foods.

Shuckle may also have been based on certain varieties of mollusk, as it shares some characteristics with them, including the shell, the muscular but limp-seeming feet, the use of acids to receive food or to break down obstacles, the liking for fermented foods, and living close to the water. Its worm-like aspect may also take inspiration from a nematode.

Name origin

Shuckle may be a combination of shuck (a husk or pod) and barnacle or turtle.

Tsubotsubo may derive from 壷 tsubo (jar) and 富士壺 fujitsubo (barnacle).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ツボツボ Tsubotsubo From tsubo and 富士壺 fujitsubo
  French Caratroc From carapace and troc, referring to its ability of transforming Berries into Berry juice
  Spanish Shuckle Same as English name
  German Pottrott From Pott and verrotten, referring to the fermentation of Berries in its shell
  Italian Shuckle Same as English name
  Korean 단단지 Dandanji From 단단하다 dandanhada and 단지 danji
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 壺壺 / 壶壶 Húhú Repetition of the character . Also from 藤壺 ténghú


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