Shieldon (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Rampardos #409: Rampardos
Pokémon
#411: Bastiodon Bastiodon
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Shieldon (disambiguation).
Shieldon
Shield Pokémon
タテトプス
Tatetops
#410
Shieldon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Steel
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Soundproof
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Shieldon
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
125.7 lbs. 57.0 kg
Shieldon
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
99
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
70
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
Shieldon
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
Body08.png
Footprint
F410.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Shieldon (Japanese: タテトプス Tatetops) is a dual-type Rock/Steel Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It is resurrected from an Armor Fossil and evolves into Bastiodon starting at level 30.

Biology

Shieldon is a small, yellow, ceratopsian-like reptilian Pokémon. It has white toes and a white bump on its back. Shieldon has a dark-gray elliptical face, with a prominent white brow and a white rim on its black snout. Its facial hide is extremely hard; however, it is vulnerable when attacked from behind.

100 million years ago, Shieldon lived in dense forests. It has a habit of polishing its face against tree trunks. It is speculated that few enemies would have considered challenging its armored face. It eats grass, tree roots, and Berries. Its fossils show no sign of damage to its face. Shieldon is described as having a mild-mannered nature and dislikes conflict.

In the anime

 
Shieldon in the anime
 
A Shieldon Egg (right) in the anime

Major appearances

Four Shieldon debuted in Ill-Will Hunting, where J tried to capture all of them. Gary was tasked with protecting them, but J managed to capture one. However, it was soon freed by Ash.

In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Newton Graceland owns a Shieldon. It is always seen outside of its Poké Ball.

Minor appearances

In Tag! We're It...!, James's fantasy featured a Shieldon.

A Shieldon appeared in the boss fantasy of A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!.

A shadowed giant Shieldon appeared in Restore and Renew!. A silhouette of another Shieldon appeared in a fantasy later in the same episode.

In Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, a Trainer's Bastiodon devolved into Shieldon due to Dialga's influence.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP045 Shieldon Ash's Pokédex Shieldon, the Shield Pokémon. The skin on its face is very hard, and it has a habit of polishing it by rubbing it against trees.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

A Shieldon appeared in PMDP08.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Don

Byron has a Shieldon that he was unable to befriend even after carrying him outside of his ball for an extended period. As Diamond was able to do so even without knowing him, he decided to give him to the boy before his training on Iron Island, which he nicknamed Don. He evolved into a Bastiodon later in the showdown against Team Galactic. He first appeared in A Big Stink Over Stunky.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

Two Shieldon appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.

In the TCG

Main article: Shieldon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#038
Johto
#—
Diamond A Pokémon that lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its facial hide is extremely hard.
Pearl It habitually polishes its face by rubbing it against tree trunks. It is weak to attacks from behind.
Platinum It is outstandingly armored. As a result, it can eat grass and berries without having to fight.
HeartGold It was generated from a fossil dug out of a layer of clay that was older than anyone knows. It has a sturdy face.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is outstandingly armored. As a result, it can eat grass and berries without having to fight.
White
Black 2 It is outstandingly armored. As a result, it can eat grass and berries without having to fight.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It habitually polishes its face by rubbing it against tree trunks. It is weak to attacks from behind.
Y It was generated from a fossil dug out of a layer of clay that was older than anyone knows. It has a sturdy face.
Omega Ruby It habitually polishes its face by rubbing it against tree trunks. It is weak to attacks from behind.
Alpha Sapphire It was generated from a fossil dug out of a layer of clay that was older than anyone knows. It has a sturdy face.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #190
Alola
USUM: #237
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Many fossils of this Pokémon have been found, but almost none have shown signs of damage to the face.
Moon This Pokémon lived in primeval jungles. Few enemies would have been willing to square off against its heavily armored face, so it's thought.
Ultra Sun A mild-mannered, herbivorous Pokémon, it used its face to dig up tree roots to eat. The skin on its face was plenty tough.
Ultra Moon Although its fossils can be found in layers of primeval rock, nothing but its face has ever been discovered.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#038
Hisui
#210
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond A Pokémon that lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its facial hide is extremely hard.
Shining Pearl It habitually polishes its face by rubbing it against tree trunks. It is weak to attacks from behind.
Legends: Arceus Much remains unknown about this Pokémon, as few have ever seen it. However, we know that it is calm and dislikes conflict, and it enjoys polishing its face against trees and rocks.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Receive Armor Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Pearl
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City
Platinum
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City*
HeartGold SoulSilver
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Pewter Museum of Science*
Generation V
Black White
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Black 2 White 2
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Nacrene Museum
Trade with Yancy in Nimbasa City (male player character only)
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
Omega Ruby
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Receive Armor Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Receive Armor Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Moon
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond
Trade
Receive Armor Fossil held by a traded Pokémon and revive it
Shining Pearl
Revive from Armor Fossil at the Oreburgh Mining Museum in Oreburgh City


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Cave (B7F-B11F)
MD Sky
Crystal Cave (B7F-B11F)
Ranger: SoA
Peril Cliffs
Rumble
Fiery Furnace
Ranger: GS
Daybreak Ruins, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Firebreathing Mountain
Conquest
Cragspur, Valora
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Spike Ball Alert!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 1
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 375
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Rock Chasm (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Adventure Camp Shieldon Japan Japanese 15 July 21, 2012 to September 30, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Shuca Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
30
90 - 137 170 - 264
42
42 - 103 80 - 201
118
110 - 187 216 - 368
42
42 - 103 80 - 201
88
83 - 154 162 - 302
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
350
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
14/17 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ¼×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ¼×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ¼×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ¼×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Shieldon is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
066 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1010 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
1515 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1919 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
2424 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2828 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3333 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3737 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
4242 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
4646 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shieldon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shieldon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 9 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 30
5 14 Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 15
9 18 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 20
15 25 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
21 31 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 10
29 40 Earth Power Ground Special 80 100% 10
37 48 Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 100% 20
47 59 Double-Edge Normal Physical 100 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shieldon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shieldon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM69  TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71  TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM76  TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM91  TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shieldon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shieldon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
       Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
      
   
Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
       Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
  Fissure* Ground Physical 30% 5
      
 
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
    Guard Split* Psychic Status —% 10
      
    
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
    Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
      
      
  
Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
      
      
      
 
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
    Wide Guard* Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shieldon 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 Shieldon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shieldon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shieldon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shieldon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shieldon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Focus Energy Normal Status —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Earth Power Ground Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flamethrower Fire Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Thunderbolt Electric Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Ice Beam Ice Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Beam Steel Special 120 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shieldon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shieldon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:  
Steel
Field move: None
Browser entry R-181
It rams with its rock-hard head. It also makes stones drop to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Steel
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Steel
Field move:
(past)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-178/N-099
It attacks by making iron balls fall.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 41
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: Move: Iron Head
Attack: Ability 1: Shield
Ability 2: Last Bastion
Ability 3: Sturdy
Defense: ★★★★
Speed:
Evolves into Bastiodon when its Defense is 113 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Bokuden, Kazumasa, and Ujiteru
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#543
 

Counterattack
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 102 Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 195
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Iron Tail
Charged Attacks: Rock Tomb, Ancient Power, Heavy Slam

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Shieldon
 Rock  Steel 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Bastiodon
 Rock  Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Shieldon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Shieldon and Cranidos evolve at level 30, the earliest of any Fossil Pokémon.

Origin

Shieldon is based on a ceratopsian dinosaur and a shield. Its lack of horns makes it particularly similar to Protoceratops.

Name origin

Shieldon may be a combination of shield and -don (common suffix in dinosaur names derived from the Ancient Greek word for tooth).

Tatetops may be a combination of 盾 tate (shield) and ceratops or -ops (common suffix in dinosaur names derived from the Ancient Greek word for face).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese タテトプス Tatetops From tate and ceratops or -ops
  French Dinoclier From dinosaure and bouclier
  Spanish Shieldon Same as English name
  German Schilterus From Schild, Schulter, and -saurus
  Italian Shieldon Same as English name
  Korean 방패톱스 Bangpaetops From 방패 (防牌) bangpae and 트리케라톱스 Triceratops
  Mandarin Chinese 盾甲龍 / 盾甲龙 Dùnjiǎlóng From dùn, jiǎ, and 龍 / 龙 lóng
  Cantonese Chinese 盾甲龍 Téuhngaaplùhng From téuhn, gaap, and lùhng


Related articles

External links


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