Shell Smash (move)

Shell Smash
からをやぶる Shell Break
Shell Smash IX.png
Shell Smash IX 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used last.

Shell Smash (Japanese: からをやぶる Shell Break) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Shell Smash decreases the user's Defense and Special Defense stat by one stage, but increases the user's Attack, Special Attack, and Speed by two stages each.

Shell Smash is a part of Contest Spectacular combination and using it will cause Baton Pass and Electro Ball to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Shell Smash, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user breaks its shell, lowering its Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply raising Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The user breaks its shell, which lowers Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply raises its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.
SV The user breaks its shell, which lowers its Defense and Sp. Def stats but sharply boosts its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0007     Monster Water 1 - - - - 27 27 27
0008     Monster Water 1 - - - - 35 35 35
0009     Monster Water 1 - - - - 35 35 35
0090     Water 3 Water 3 56 56 56 40 44 44 44
0091    
 
Water 3 Water 3 - 1 1 - 1 1 1
0138    
 
Water 1 Water 3 52 50 50 48 55 55
0139    
 
Water 1 Water 3 67 67 67 60 63 63
0213    
 
Bug Bug 34B2W2 34 34 65 65
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 38 38 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0324     Field Field 65 1, 65XY
47ORAS
47 60 60 60
0366     Water 1 Water 1 51 50 50 50
0367     Water 1 Water 1 - - - 1
0368     Water 1 Water 1 - - - 1
0557    
 
Bug Mineral 37 37 37 44
0558    
 
Bug Mineral 1, 43 1, 43 1, 43 50
0564    
 
Water 1 Water 3 38 38 38 45
0565    
 
Water 1 Water 3 40 40 40 51
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 40
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 42
0774  
Minior
All forms
 
 
Mineral Mineral 45 45
0776    
 
Monster Dragon 37 44
0854  
Sinistea
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous 60 60
0855  
Polteageist
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous 60 60
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0387     Monster Grass
0833     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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0213    
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Icy CaveBW
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0834    
 
Monster Water 1 Wild Tera Pokémon - Casseroya LakeSV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Shell Smash lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by one stage, but raises its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Travel Speed by two stages each.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI - - 20 99 —% - User User -
SMD - - 20 99 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Shell Smash is Crustle's first move. It is obtained by evolving from Dwebble at level 4 and upgrading Rock Slide into it instead of Rock Tomb. The user smashes his shell, setting his Defense and Sp. Defense to 0, gaining a boost to his Attack and Sp. Attack equal to 40% of the Defense and Sp. Defense lost, respectively. Defense and Sp. Defense not from base stats, i.e. from items and buffs (including the user's passive) are exempt. The user also gains a significant speed boost. At level 11, the boost is equal to 50% of the Defense and Sp. Defense.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It lowers your Defense and Special Defense. But it sharply raises your Attack, Special Attack, and Travel Speed. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It lowers your Defense and Sp. Def but boosts Attack, Sp. Atk, and Travel Speed.*
It lowers your Defense and Sp. Def while sharply raising your Attack, Sp. Atk, and Travel Speed. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.*
MDRTDX It lowers your Defense and Sp. Def while sharply raising your Attack, Sp. Atk, and Travel Speed. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.


In the anime

 
Turtonator
 
Dwebble
 
Crustle
The user breaks its shell, which makes it more vulnerable but sharply boosts its attack power and speed.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dwebble exits its shell and begins to glow white. The energy then cracks and breaks off of Dwebble's body, causing it to glow red. When Dwebble uses another attack while this is in effect, the broken-off energy will fuse with the attack, giving it more power and speed.
Cilan's Dwebble A Home for Dwebble! Debut
  Crustle exits its shell and begins to glow white. The energy then cracks and breaks off of Crustle's body, causing it to glow red. When Crustle uses another attack while this is in effect, the broken-off energy will fuse with the attack, giving it more power and speed.
Cilan's Crustle Evolution Exchange Excitement! None
  Turtonator becomes outlined in a white glow while the spikes on its back also glow white. A faint red glow surrounds it and disappears in a burst. Lines of a blue aura shoot down its body and an orange aura shoot up its body, lowering its defenses and increasing its attack power and speed.
Kiawe's Turtonator A Crowning Moment of Truth! None


Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
SM034 Shell Smash Rotom Pokédex That's Shell Smash! It makes Turtonator vulnerable to damage, but in return, it increases power and speed.

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Shell Smash causes the greatest overall base stat changes of any move from no stat changes at all, with 8.
    • However, Belly Drum can surpass a +8 stat change if the user already has at least a -3 change in Attack, capping at a +12 change if executed from -6 Attack.
  • Huntail can use this move, even though it no longer has a visible shell after evolving from Clamperl.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 破殼 Pohok
Mandarin 破殼 / 破壳 Pòké
  Dutch Schelpknal
  French Exuviation
  German Hausbruch
  Indonesian Menghancurkan Cangkang
  Italian Gettaguscio
  Korean 껍질깨기 Kkeopjilkkaegi
  Polish Cios Muszli
Portuguese   Brazil Destruição de Concha (games, SM034-present)
Quebra Concha (early anime)
  Portugal Esmaga Carapaça
  Spanish Rompecoraza
  Vietnamese Đập Vỏ


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