Shell Side Arm (move)

Shell Side Arm
シェルアームズ Shell Arms
Shell Side Arm VIII.png
Shell Side Arm VIII 2.png
Type  Poison
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Shell Side Arm (Japanese: シェルアームズ Shell Arms) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Galarian Slowbro.

Effect

Shell Side Arm deals damage and has a 20% chance of poisoning the target.

Shell Side Arm forecasts whether its base damage would be higher as a physical move or special move, and becomes the category that it predicts would inflict more damage (chosen randomly if they are tied). For the forecast only, stat modifiers other than stat stages are ignored, and Wonder Room is applied to stat stage modifiers but not to the original stats.

Shell Side Arm has a different animation depending on whether it is a physical or a special move. If it is a physical move, it makes contact; if it is a special move, it does not.

Description

Games Description
SwSh This move inflicts physical or special damage, whichever will be more effective. This may also poison the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 1, Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Appearance

As a physical move

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 臂貝武器 Beibui Móuhhei
Mandarin 臂貝武器 / 臂贝武器 Bìbèi Wǔqì
  Czech Mušlové Paže
  French Kokiyarme
  German Muschelwaffe
  Italian Armaguscio
  Korean 셸암즈 Syel Amjeu
  Russian Панцирная Пушка Pantsirnaya Pushka
  Spanish Moluscañón



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