Razor Shell (move)

Razor Shell
シェルブレード Shell Blade
Razor Shell IX 2.png
Razor Shell IX.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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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. It was TM83 in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Effect

Razor Shell inflicts damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage. If used by a Pokémon with Sharpness, its power is increased by 50%.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user cuts its target with sharp shells. This attack may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user cuts its target with sharp shells. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
SV The user cuts the target with sharp shells to inflict damage. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0090     Water 3 Water 3 32 32 32 32 32 32
0091    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 5
0098     Water 3 Water 3 32 32
0099     Water 3 Water 3 36 36
0341     Water 1 Water 3 31ORAS 31 32 32 32
0342    
 
Water 1 Water 3 32ORAS 32 34 34 34
0501     Field Field 17 17 17 17
0502     Field Field 17 17 18 18
0503     Field Field 17 17 18 18
0503  
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 18
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3 45 45 36
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3 48 48 36
0768    
 
Bug Water 3 26 32
0834    
 
Monster Water 1 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0080    
 
Monster Water 1
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0090     Water 3 Water 3
0091    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0098     Water 3 Water 3
0099     Water 3 Water 3
0141    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0199    
 
Monster Water 1
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0341     Water 1 Water 3
0342    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0565    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0589    
 
Bug Bug
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0768    
 
Bug Water 3
0834    
 
Monster Water 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0091    
 
Water 3 Water 3 Abram Burrows's Cloyster
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Razor Shell inflicts damage and may lower the target's Defense.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 13 99 15 50 90% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 13 99 15 30 90% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Razor Shell is a Charged Attack that has been available since September 19, 2021.

  Razor Shell
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 45
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.3 seconds
Damage window 0.65 - 1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 35
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
          
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Razor Shell
★★★★
Attack power 28.00632
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May lower the foe's Defense

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Razor Shell Physical 3 103 123 95% An opponent Has a chance (50%) of lowering the target's Defense by one stat rank. Nessa & Drednaw
Rosa & Dewott
Scottie/Bettie & Shellder/CloysterEgg (Tech role only)
Sync move
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
The True Razor Shell Physical Default
6★ EX
250 300 An opponent No additional effect.
The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.
Hilbert & Samurott
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a good chance of lowering the target's Defense.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Defense.


In the anime

 
Oshawott
 
Samurott
 
Barbaracle
 
Dewott
The user cuts the target with sharp shells to inflict damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dewott touches the scalchops on its waist, which proceed to glow yellow and produce a blue curved blade of energy from them; or, Dewott grabs the scalchops, which start glowing blue. Dewott then slashes the opponent with the blades.
A 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
Ann's Dewott HZ046 None
  Oshawott grabs its scalchop, which produces a light blue aura, forming into an energy blade. Oshawott then slashes the opponent with it.
Ash's Oshawott Dreams by the Yard Full! None
  Samurott draws a seamitar from a sheath on one of its arms. The sword glows light blue and grows slightly longer. Samurott then slashes the opponent with the seamitar.
Leeku's Samurott White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
None
Cameron's Samurott The Road to Humilau! None
  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


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 貝殼刃 Buihok Yahn *
貝殼刀 Buihok Dōu *
Mandarin 貝殼刃 / 贝壳刃 Bèiké Rèn *
貝殼刀 Bèiké Dāo *
  Czech Lasturová břitva
  Dutch Messchelp
  French Coqui-LameVIII+
CoquilameVVII
  German Kalkklinge
  Hindi धारदार कवच, Dhardar Kavach
  Indonesian Pedang Kerang
Pisau Kerang
  Italian Conchilama
  Korean 셸블레이드 Syelbeulleideu
  Polish Ostra Muszla
Portuguese   Brazil Concha Navalha (GO, BW115–present, TCG)
Lâmina de Concha (early anime)
  Portugal Concha Navalha
Spanish   Latin America Concha Afilada (prior to BW031)
Caparaconcha Afilada
  Spain Concha Filo
  Thai เชลล์เบลด
  Vietnamese Lưỡi Kiếm Vỏ Sò


Variations of the move Crush Claw
  Crush ClawRazor Shell


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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