Shelmet (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Cryogonal #615: Cryogonal
Pokémon
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Shelmet
Snail Pokémon
チョボマキ
Chobomaki
#616
Shelmet



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Hydration or Shell Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (36.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Shelmet
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
17.0 lbs. 7.7 kg
Shelmet
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
61
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Shelmet
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body01.png
Footprint
F616.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Shelmet (Japanese: チョボマキ Chobomaki) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Accelgor when traded for a Karrablast, a Pokémon that evolves into Escavalier simultaneously. Neither evolves if at least one holds an Everstone during the trade.

Biology

Shelmet is a bivalve or snail-like Pokémon. Its gray shell resembles a knight's visor, with a coiling spiral of its shell further back. The shell has protrusions on the underside, which it apparently uses as legs. Its inner body is pink with a long, puckered mouth, and green markings below its eyes.

It closes the lid on its helmet-like shell as a defensive tactic, and can spit a poisonous sticky fluid. However, this strategy doesn't work against its rival and natural predator Karrablast who can open Shelmet's shell. It can evolve around the time as its rival through electrical-like energy. It thrives in moist habitats like bogs and swamps.

In the anime

 
Shelmet in the anime

Major appearances

Shelmet debuted in Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!, under the ownership of Bianca. She used it in her Gym battle with Elesa. However, it was quickly defeated by Elesa's Zebstrika. It reappeared in Evolution Exchange Excitement!, where it was traded with Professor Juniper for her Karrablast, causing it to evolve.

Minor appearances

A Shelmet appeared in a fantasy in Crisis at Chargestone Cave!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW049 Shelmet Ash's Pokédex Shelmet, the Snail Pokémon. Shelmet can spit a sticky poisonous acid when attacking, and it can defend itself by closing its shell.
BW063 Shelmet Ash's Pokédex Shelmet, the Snail Pokémon. Shelmet closes its shell to protect itself from attacks. It also produces and spits out a poisonous, sticky liquid.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

A Shelmet appeared in Challenge the Battle Subway!.

Pokémon Adventures

Shelmet debuted in The Case of the Missing Pokémon, where it was kidnapped by Team Plasma. It was later returned to its Trainer after being found in a stronghold.

Baker Chris owns a Shelmet. It first appeared in Unraveling Mysteries.

A Shelmet liberated by Team Plasma appeared in a flashback in Pokédex Lecture.

In Abyssal Ruins, a Shelmet was caught by Blake. In the same chapter, it was traded to Whitley for her Karrablast and subsequently evolved into Accelgor.

A Shelmet appeared in PS585.

In the TCG

Main article: Shelmet (TCG)

Game data

NPC Appearance

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: He is one of the Students in school and the lackey of Pancham (the school bully), both Pokémon end up befriending the player and partner after they rescue them from the Ancient Barrow, he's shown to have a crush on the School Nurse, Audino.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #122
Unova
B2W2: #157
Black When attacked, it defends itself by closing the lid of its shell. It can spit a sticky, poisonous liquid.
White It evolves when bathed in an electric-like energy along with Karrablast. The reason is still unknown.
Black 2 When it and Karrablast are together, and both receive electrical stimulation, they both evolve.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #024
Hoenn
#—
X When it and Karrablast are together, and both receive electrical stimulation, they both evolve.
Y It evolves when bathed in an electric-like energy along with Karrablast. The reason is still unknown.
Omega Ruby When it and Karrablast are together, and both receive electrical stimulation, they both evolve.
Alpha Sapphire It evolves when bathed in an electric-like energy along with Karrablast. The reason is still unknown.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#275
Galar
Isle of Armor #064
Sword When attacked, it tightly shuts the lid of its shell. This reaction fails to protect it from Karrablast, however, because they can still get into the shell.
Shield It has a strange physiology that responds to electricity. When together with Karrablast, Shelmet evolves for some reason.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of IcirrusSpringSummerAutumn
Black 2 White 2
Routes 6 and 11
Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of IcirrusSpringSummerAutumn
Dream World
Pleasant Forest*
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 14 and 19
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Route 7, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank
Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, South Lake Miloch, Bridge Field (Max Raid Battle)
Shield
Route 7, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, Giant's Cap
Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, South Lake Miloch, Bridge Field (Max Raid Battle)
Sword Expansion Pass
Soothing Wetlands, Giant's Bed
Forest of Focus, Training Lowlands (Wanderer)
Shield Expansion Pass
Soothing Wetlands, Giant's Bed
Training Lowlands (Wanderer)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Soothing Shore, World Axle - B2F
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Su
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 523
Rumble World
Black Realm: Soothing Shore (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Charizard SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Trade for Evolution! Shelmet Japanese Japan 30 October 10 to November 28, 2010
BW Summer 2011 Shelmet English Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Shelmet French Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Shelmet German Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Shelmet Italian Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Shelmet Spanish Europe 50 June 11 to August 27, 2011
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17 March 19 to 25, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Bug Gem (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total:
305
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
044 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
088 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
1212 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1616 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
2020 Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
2828 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3232 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3636 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
4040 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4848 Final Gambit Fighting Special 0000 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelmet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelmet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM61  TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR18  TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR23  TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29  TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR30  TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR54  TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR61  TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelmet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelmet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
 
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
  Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
  Guard Split Psychic Status —% 10
   Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shelmet in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Shelmet in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelmet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelmet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelmet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelmet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shelmet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shelmet
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 50
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#668
 

T-Boost
Increases damage when making a T-shaped match.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 140
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   200 or  
Fast Attacks: Acid, Infestation
Charged Attacks: Bug Buzz, Body Slam, Signal Beam

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Shelmet
 Bug 
  
Trade
for Karrablast
 
First evolution
Accelgor
 Bug 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Shelmet images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Shelmet and Karrablast are the only Pokémon that have to be traded with a specific Pokémon to evolve, having to be traded with each other.
  • Although Escavalier gains a secondary Steel type from its armor, Shelmet is a pure Bug-type despite wearing the same armor.

Origin

Shelmet appears to be based on a combination of a snail, possibly a scaly-foot snail, whose shell's outer layer is made of iron compounds; and a close helmet. This could be a reference to Medieval satirical drawings of snails, which are ironically depicted as giant monsters that knights fought against. It also may also be based on a nautilus.

Due to its bivalve-like shell and long siphon, it may also draw inspiration from geoducks.

Karrablast and Shelmet may be a reference to coevolution, where the evolution of one species is influenced by changes in another species; in this case, the relationship between predator and prey.

Name origin

Shelmet is a combination of shell and helmet.

Chobomaki may be a combination of おちょぼ口 ochoboguchi (puckered-up mouth) and 巻き maki (to coil or roll).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese チョボマキ Chobomaki From おちょぼ口 ochoboguchi and 巻き maki
  French Escargaume From escargot and heaume
  Spanish Shelmet Same as English name
  German Schnuthelm From Schnute and Helm
  Italian Shelmet Same as English name
  Korean 쪼마리 Jjomari Possibly from 쪼다 jjoda, jjok or corruption of 조개 jogae and 말이 mari
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 小嘴蝸 / 小嘴蜗 Xiǎozuǐguā / Xiǎozuǐwō Literally "Small-mouthed snail"


Related articles

External links


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