Shell Armor (Ability)

Shell Armor シェルアーマー
Shell Armor
Flavor text
Generation III
Blocks critical hits.
Generation IV
The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
Generation V
The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
Generation VII
A hard shell protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
Generation VIII
A hard shell protects the Pokémon from critical hits.

Shell Armor (Japanese: シェルアーマー Shell Armor) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

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 Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Slowbro
Mega Slowbro
Water Psychic Shell Armor None None
  Shellder Water Water Shell Armor Skill Link Overcoat
  Cloyster Water Ice Shell Armor Skill Link Overcoat
  Krabby Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
  Kingler Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
  Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb Shell Armor Hydration
  Omanyte Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Omastar Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Torkoal Fire Fire White Smoke Drought Shell Armor
  Corphish Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
  Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
  Clamperl Water Water Shell Armor None Rattled
  Turtwig Grass Grass Overgrow None Shell Armor
  Grotle Grass Grass Overgrow None Shell Armor
  Torterra Grass Ground Overgrow None Shell Armor
  Oshawott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
  Dewott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
  Samurott Water Water Torrent None Shell Armor
  Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm Shell Armor Overcoat
  Shelmet Bug Bug Hydration Shell Armor Overcoat
  Turtonator Fire Dragon Shell Armor None None
  Chewtle Water Water Strong Jaw Shell Armor Swift Swim
  Drednaw Water Rock Strong Jaw Shell Armor Swift Swim
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Blocks critical hits.
MDTDS Blocks critical hits on the Pokémon.
BSL こうげきを きゅうしょに うけない
Conq. The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
MDGtI Moves will not make a critical hit.*
Moves don't hit critically! Never ever!*
SMD Moves don't hit the Pokémon critically! Never ever!
MDRTDX Moves are never critical hits against this Pokémon.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 硬殼盔甲 Ngaahnghok Kwāigaap *
貝殼盔甲 Buihok Kwāigaap *
Mandarin 硬殼盔甲 / 硬壳盔甲 Yìngké Kuījiǎ *
貝殼盔甲 Bèiké Kuījiǎ *
  French Coque Armure
  German Panzerhaut
  Italian Guscioscudo
  Korean 조가비 갑옷 Jogabi Gab'ot
  Polish Skorupa
Portuguese   Brazil Armadura de Concha
  Portugal Concharmadura
  Russian Панцирь Pantsir'
  Spanish Caparazón
  Vietnamese Giáp Vỏ



Variations of the Ability Battle Armor
Battle ArmorShell Armor


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