Shell Armor (Ability)
Shell Armor prevents Pokémon from receiving a critical hit, even if they would usually always land one such as with Frost Breath, Storm Throw, Wicked Blow, Surging Strikes, or with Merciless (if the target is poisoned).
Outside of battle
Shell Armor has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Shell Armor
Pokémon that formerly had Shell Armor
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Water||Dark||Torrent||None||Shell ArmorGen VIII|
|Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
In other games
In the manga
|A hard shell protects the Pokémon from hits to its weak spots.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Crawdaunt's shell protects it from hits to its weak spots.|
|A wild Crawdaunt||Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt! II||Debut|
- In the Japan Mini-volume 6 for the X & Y arc, Tierno's Crawdaunt was revealed to have Shell Armor as its Ability.
- Giovanni's Cloyster was revealed to have Shell Armor as his Ability in the PokéSPedia data-book.
- Lorelei's Shellder and Wallace's Clamperl were revealed to have Shell Armor as their Ability.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Battle Armor|
|Battle Armor • Shell Armor|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|