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While in its crown form, Shellder will periodically release its venom into Slowking's brain. This is actually beneficial to Slowking, as it causes the Regal Pokémon's intelligence to increase. Higher quantities of venom intensify this effect, and Shellder is easily provoked into releasing more whenever Slowking yawns. However, Shellder's poison makes Slowbro more sluggish as it continues to drain nutrients from its host's body.
 
Shellder has two former [[signature move]]s. It can shoot spears of ice by using {{m|Icicle Spear}}, or clamp tightly to its opponents using {{m|Clamp}}. Despite its hard shell, clamping on to an opponent will reveal its vulnerable parts. Because of this, it will only clamp itself to a foe as a last resort. It swims around its {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|seafloor home}} by rapidly opening and closing its shell while facing backward. Prehistoric Shellder were apparently preyed upon by {{p|Omastar}}, whose powerful bites were capable of breaking through its shell. {{p|Kingler}}, {{p|Rufflet}}, and {{p|Bruxish}} are modern predators of Shellder.
 
==In the anime==
:''For a comprehensive list of Shellder's appearances in the {{pkmn|anime}} as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the anime sections of {{DL|Slowbro (Pokémon)|In the anime|Slowbro}} and {{DL|Slowking (Pokémon)|In the anime|Slowking}}.''
[[File:Shellder SM015.png|thumb|250px|left|Shellder in the anime]]
[[File:Solidad Slowbro Shellder.png|thumb|left|220px|Spiral Shellder in the anime]]
[[File:Arthur Shellder crown.png|thumb|220px|right|Crown Shellder in the anime]]
 
===Major appearances===
Multiple Shellder appeared in ''[[EP260|A Crowning Achievement]]'', where they evolved many Slowpoke into Slowbro, as well as a Slowking under [[Alice Telesu|Alice]]'s [[released Pokémon|former ownership]].
 
A Shellder appeared in ''[[DP125|Battling a Cute Drama!]]'', under the ownership of [[Marilyn]]. Despite what other people thought, Marilyn thought Shellder was the cutest andPokémon she ever saw. It was about to battle [[Brock's Happiny]], but the match was interrupted by {{TRT}}.
 
===Minor appearances===
The first time an unevolved Shellder was seen was in ''[[EP036|The Bridge Bike Gang]]''. It was sick and [[Nurse Joy]] sent {{Ash}}, {{an|Misty}}, and {{an|Brock}} over to [[Sunnytown]] (where Shellder was) to deliver some medicine.
 
Multiple Shellder appeared in ''[[EP061|The Misty Mermaid]]'', under the ownership of [[the Sensational Sisters]]. One of them reappeared in ''[[SS002HS02|Cerulean Blues]]'' and in a fantasy in ''[[SM102|Alola, Alola!]]''.
 
A Shellder appeared in ''[[PK01|Pikachu's Vacation]]'' as one of the Pokémon seen at the [[Pokémon Theme Park]].
 
Three Shellder appeared in ''[[SM086|I Choose Paradise!]]'', where they were among the Pokémon seen at the [[Pokémon Paradise Resort]]. Two of them were under the ownership of different Trainers.
 
A Trainer's Shellder appeared in ''[[SM141|Exhibition Unmasked!]]''.
 
Four Shellder appeared in [[SS002]].
 
===Pokédex entries===
:''For a list of Shellder's appearances in the manga as part of Slowbro or Slowking, see the manga sections of [[Slowbro#In the manga|Slowbro]] and [[Slowking (Pokémon)#In the manga|Slowking]].''
[[File:Lorelei Shellder Adventures.png|thumb|150px|Shellder in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
In ''[[ET02|Play Misty For Me]]'', {{an|Misty}} threw a Shellder at {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|EToP|Ash}} after she found him constantly staring at her in her swimsuit.
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
In ''[[PS065|Karate Machop!]]'', [[Lorelei]] owns several Shellder. They were sent to attack [[Kanto]] alongside several other [[Elite Four]] Pokémon.
A Shellder was one of the aquarium Pokémon seen in [[Archie]]'s collection in ''[[PS192|Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I]]''.
 
===In Thethe ElectricPokémon TaleGotta ofCatch Pikachu'Em All manga===
InA ''[[ET02|PlayShellder Mistyappeared Forin Me[[GDZ33]]'', {{an|Misty}} threw a Shellder at {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|EToP|Ash}} after he was constantly staring at her in her swimsuit.
 
===In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga===
{{TP|Red|Clefairy}} was attacked by a Shellder in ''[[PM013|The Legendary Pokémon Appears]]''.
 
[[Bruno]] owns fiveMultiple Shellder as seenappeared in ''[[PM034PM018|Clefairy'sWhich UnderOne Training!is the Real Clefairy!?]]''.
 
[[Bruno]] owns five Shellder, as seen in ''[[PM034|Clefairy's Under Training!!]]''.
 
==In the TCG==
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===Learnset===
====By [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go,Level|leveling Eevee!up]]====
=====By [[Level{{learnlist/levelh/8|leveling up]]=====Shellder|Water|Water|1}}
{{learnlist/levelh/7level8|Shellder1|WaterTackle|WaterNormal|1Physical|40|100|35}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|1|TackleWater Gun|NormalWater|PhysicalSpecial|40|100|3525||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|14|Water GunWithdraw|Water|SpecialStatus|40|100|25||'''40}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|48|WithdrawIce Shard|WaterIce|StatusPhysical|40|100|4030||''}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|912|Leer|Normal|Status|—|100|30}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|1316|Ice ShardWhirlpool|IceWater|PhysicalSpecial|4035|10085|3015||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|1820|Supersonic|Normal|Status|—|55|20}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|2224|ClampAurora Beam|WaterIce|PhysicalSpecial|3565|85100|1520||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|2728|Aurora BeamProtect|IceNormal|SpecialStatus|65|100|20||''10}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|3132|ProtectRazor Shell|NormalWater|StatusPhysical|75|95|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|36|IceIron BeamDefense|IceSteel|SpecialStatus|90|100|10||''15}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|40|ShellIce SmashBeam|NormalIce|StatusSpecial|90|100|1510||''}}
{{learnlist/level7level8|4544|HydroShell PumpSmash|WaterNormal|SpecialStatus|110|80|5||'''15}}
{{learnlist/levelf/7level8|Shellder48|WaterHydro Pump|Water|1Special|110|80|5||'''}}
{{learnlist/levelf/8|Shellder|Water|Water|1}}
 
=====By [[TM]]/[[HMTR]]=====
{{learnlist/tmh/78|Shellder|Water|Water|1}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM01TM16|HeadbuttScreech|Normal|PhysicalStatus|70|10085|1540}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM04TM20|TeleportSelf-Destruct|PsychicNormal|StatusPhysical|200|100|205}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM05TM21|Rest|Psychic|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM07TM24|ProtectSnore|Normal|StatusSpecial|50|100|1015}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM08TM25|SubstituteProtect|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM09TM27|ReflectIcy Wind|PsychicIce|StatusSpecial|55|95|2015||''}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM12TM31|FacadeAttract|Normal|PhysicalStatus|70|100|2015}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM27TM33|ToxicRain Dance|PoisonWater|Status|—|90|105}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM28TM35|Tri AttackHail|NormalIce|SpecialStatus|80|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM42TM36|Self-DestructWhirlpool|NormalWater|PhysicalSpecial|20035|10085|515||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM47TM39|SurfFacade|WaterNormal|SpecialPhysical|9070|100|15||'''20}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM51TM40|BlizzardSwift|IceNormal|Special|11060|70|5||''20}}
{{learnlist/tm7tm8|TM55TM45|Ice BeamDive|IceWater|SpecialPhysical|9080|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tmf/7tm8|ShellderTM51|WaterIcicle Spear|WaterIce|1Physical|25|100|30||''}}
{{learnlist/tm8|TM53|Mud Shot|Ground|Special|55|95|15}}
{{learnlist/tm8|TM54|Rock Blast|Rock|Physical|25|90|10}}
{{learnlist/tm8|TM55|Brine|Water|Special|65|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm8|TM57|Payback|Dark|Physical|50|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm8|TM64|Avalanche|Ice|Physical|60|100|10||''}}
{{learnlist/tm8|TM76|Round|Normal|Special|60|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm8|TM83|Razor Shell|Water|Physical|75|95|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR03|Hydro Pump|Water|Special|110|80|5||'''}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR04|Surf|Water|Special|90|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR05|Ice Beam|Ice|Special|90|100|10||''}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR06|Blizzard|Ice|Special|110|70|5||''}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR19|Tri Attack|Normal|Special|80|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR20|Substitute|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR26|Endure|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR27|Sleep Talk|Normal|Status|—|—|10}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR46|Iron Defense|Steel|Status|—|—|15}}
{{learnlist/tr|TR98|Liquidation|Water|Physical|85|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/tmf/8|Shellder|Water|Water|1}}
 
====[[PokémonBy Sun and Moon{{pkmn|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]]breeding}}====
=====By [[Level{{learnlist/breedh/8|leveling up]]=====Shellder|Water|Water|2}}
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{{learnlist/level7breed8|1{{MSP|Tackle098|NormalKrabby}}{{MSP|Physical099|40Kingler}}{{MSP|222|Corsola}}{{MSP|341|Corphish}}{{MSP|342|Crawdaunt}}|Bubble Beam|Water|Special|65|100|3520||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7breed8|1{{MSP|Water222|Corsola}}|Life GunDew|Water|Special|40|100Status|25&mdash;|&mdash;|'''10}}
{{learnlist/level7breed8|4{{MSP|Withdraw222|Corsola}}{{MSP|222G|Corsola}}|Water Pulse|Water|Special|60|Status100|&mdash;20|&mdash;*|40'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|breedf/8|Supersonic|Normal|StatusShellder|&mdash;Water|55Water|202}}
{{learnlist/level7|13|Icicle Spear|Ice|Physical|25|100|30||''}}
{{learnlist/level7|16|Protect|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10}}
{{learnlist/level7|20|Leer|Normal|Status|&mdash;|100|30}}
{{learnlist/level7|25|Clamp|Water|Physical|35|85|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|28|Ice Shard|Ice|Physical|40|100|30||''}}
{{learnlist/level7|32|Razor Shell|Water|Physical|75|95|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|37|Aurora Beam|Ice|Special|65|100|20||''}}
{{learnlist/level7|40|Whirlpool|Water|Special|35|85|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|44|Brine|Water|Special|65|100|10||'''}}
{{learnlist/level7|49|Iron Defense|Steel|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|15}}
{{learnlist/level7|52|Ice Beam|Ice|Special|90|100|10||''}}
{{learnlist/level7|56|Shell Smash|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|15}}
{{learnlist/level7|61|Hydro Pump|Water|Special|110|80|5||'''}}
{{learnlist/levelf/7|Shellder|Water|Water|1}}
 
=====By [[TM]]/[[HMMove Tutor|tutoring]]=====
{{learnlist/tmhtutorh/78|Shellder|Water|Water|12}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM06|Toxic|Poison|Status|&mdash;|90|10tutor8null}}
{{learnlist/tm7tutorf/8|TM07Shellder|HailWater|IceWater|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|102}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM10|Hidden Power|Normal|Special|60|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM13|Ice Beam|Ice|Special|90|100|10||''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM14|Blizzard|Ice|Special|110|70|5||''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM17|Protect|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM18|Rain Dance|Water|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM21|Frustration|Normal|Physical|&mdash;|100|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM27|Return|Normal|Physical|&mdash;|100|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM32|Double Team|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM42|Facade|Normal|Physical|70|100|20}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM44|Rest|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM45|Attract|Normal|Status|&mdash;|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM48|Round|Normal|Special|60|100|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM64|Explosion|Normal|Physical|250|100|5}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM66|Payback|Dark|Physical|50|100|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM87|Swagger|Normal|Status|&mdash;|85|15}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM88|Sleep Talk|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM90|Substitute|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM94|Surf|Water|Special|90|100|15||'''}}
{{learnlist/tm7|TM100|Confide|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20}}
{{learnlist/tmf/7|Shellder|Water|Water|1}}
 
=====By {{pkmn|breeding}}=====
{{learnlist/breedh/7|Shellder|Water|Water|2}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|222|Corsola}}|Aqua Ring|Water|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|740|Crabominable}}|Avalanche|Ice|Physical|60|100|10||''}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|072|Tentacool}}{{MSP|073|Tentacruel}}|Barrier|Psychic|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|20}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|072|Tentacool}}{{MSP|073|Tentacruel}}{{MSP|098|Krabby}}{{MSP|099|Kingler}}{{MSP|222|Corsola}}{{MSP|341|Corphish}}<br>{{MSP|342|Crawdaunt}}{{MSP|692|Clauncher}}{{MSP|693|Clawitzer}}{{MSP|739|Crabrawler}}{{MSP|740|Crabominable}}|Bubble Beam|Water|Special|65|100|20||'''}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|090|Shellder}}|Icicle Spear|Ice|Physical|25|100|30||''}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|098|Krabby}}{{MSP|099|Kingler}}{{MSP|138|Omanyte}}{{MSP|139|Omastar}}{{MSP|140|Kabuto}}{{MSP|141|Kabutops}}|Mud Shot|Ground|Special|55|95|15}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|072|Tentacool}}{{MSP|140|Kabuto}}{{MSP|347|Anorith}}|Rapid Spin|Normal|Physical|20|100|40|*}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|138|Omanyte}}{{MSP|139|Omastar}}{{MSP|222|Corsola}}{{MSP|347|Anorith}}{{MSP|348|Armaldo}}|Rock Blast|Rock|Physical|25|90|10}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|072|Tentacool}}{{MSP|073|Tentacruel}}|Screech|Normal|Status|&mdash;|85|40}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|140|Kabuto}}|Take Down|Normal|Physical|90|85|20|*}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|451|Skorupi}}|Twineedle|Bug|Physical|25|100|20|*}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|072|Tentacool}}{{MSP|073|Tentacruel}}{{MSP|692|Clauncher}}{{MSP|693|Clawitzer}}|Water Pulse|Water|Special|60|100|20||'''}}
{{learnlist/breedf/7|Shellder|Water|Water|2}}
 
=====By [[Move Tutor|tutoring]]=====
{{learnlist/tutorh/7|Shellder|Water|Water|2}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Icy Wind|Ice|Special|55|95|15||''|no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Iron Defense|Steel|Status|—|—|15|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Liquidation|Water|Physical|85|100|10||'''|no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Snore|Normal|Special|50|100|15|||no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutor7|Water Pulse|Water|Special|60|100|20||'''|no|yes}}
{{learnlist/tutorf/7|Shellder|Water|Water|2}}
 
===={{Trading Card Game}}-only moves====
 
==Trivia==
[[File:Slowking evolution anime.png|thumb|Shellder and {{p|Slowpoke}} evolving into {{p|Slowking}} in ''[[EP260|A Crowning Achievement]]'']]
* In the {{pkmn|anime}}, Shellder is required to [[Evolution|evolve]] {{p|Slowpoke}} into {{p|Slowbro}} or {{p|Slowking}}. Shellder clamps onto a Slowpoke's tail to evolve into Slowbro, or onto its head while wearing the [[King's Rock]] to evolve into a Slowking. Even though Shellder changes form drastically when it bonds with Slowpoke to evolve (see above), it is not considered an evolution in and of itself.
* In the episode ''[[EP066|The Evolution Solution]]'', it is revealed that Shellder is still capable of speech as the shell of a Slowbro.
* Shellder were shown to be capable of floating through the air in {{g|Snap}}, a trait that has been seen in no other media.
* Shellder and {{p|Cloyster}} share their {{pkmn|category}} name with {{p|Clamperl}}. They are all known as the Bivalve Pokémon.
* Shellder can be seen as a counterpart to {{p|Staryu}}. Both are Water-types in the {{OBP|Water 3|Egg Group}} [[Egg Group]], both evolve with a [[Water Stone]], and both gain a second type upon evolution. Cloyster is seen as a slow defensive Pokémon, while Starmie is seen as a fast attacking Pokémon; and Shellder is exclusive to Fire Red and Y, while Staryu is exclusive to Leaf Green and X.
 
===Origin===
Shellder is similar to thea {{wp|clam}}, with its tongue representing a clam's "foot.". Its ability to move by flapping its shell is likely inspired by {{wp|scallop}}s. Scallops are also related to the thorny oysters that resemble its evolved form. The fact that it latches onto {{p|Slowpoke}} and produces a beneficial toxin may be inspired by {{wp|leech}}es.
 
====Name origin====
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==Notes==
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==External links==
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