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Shuckle

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Bug
Rock
Shuckle
(ツボツボ Tsubotsubo)
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Mold Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
213
Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary (Dream World)
50% ♀/ 50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Yellow Unknown
Weight Height
45.2 lbs ??? 2'00" ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F213.png
Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
20 10 230
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
10 230 5
Total
505

[[Category:Yellow Pokémon]]


Shuckle (Japanese: ツボツボ Tsubotsubo) is a Bug/Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It has the highest non-legendary base Defense and Special Defense stats, but has very low Attack, HP, Special Attack, and Speed stats. It is usually used as a stalling Wall, with moves such as Sandstorm, Toxic, Gyro Ball (for the sake of a decent offensive move), and Withdraw. A Shiny Shuckle appeared in the episode A Better Pill to Swallow as a purple one, despite shiny Shuckles being blue. It is known for its massive amount of Defense and resembles a turtle or tortoise. It can withdraw into its shell like a tortoise. It is able to make Berry Juice. It may have a massive amount of Speed, Attack, etc. if it uses Power Trick so then it may become very powerful with its attack.

Appearance

Shuckle appears to be a small yellow turtle inside a red shell with many holes in it, fitting all four of its legs out. Some beige-like color surrounds the holes in Shuckle's body.

Special abilities

Shuckle has the abilities Sturdy and Gluttony along with the hidden ability Contrary. Sturdy protects Shuckle from one-hit KOs whilst Gluttony increases the healing restoration of Shuckle when it eats a berry. Finally, Contrary makes stat changes have opposite effects.

In the anime

In JL070: A Better Pill to Swallow, a Shuckle appeared. Butch's Shuckle and Conway's Shuckle appeared in DP065: Sleight of Sand! and DP185: Working on a Right Move! respectively. Shuckles also made more minor appearances in the anime.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Gold/Silver Rock Smash boulders in Cianwood City or Vermilion City Rare
Crystal Rock Smash boulders in Cianwood City or Vermilion City Rare
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Rock Smash boulders in Areas 5-6 Common
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Route 224 (Insert Pokemon Emerald after obtaining the National Pokédex Rare
Platinum Route 224 (Insert Pokemon Emerald after obtaining the National Pokédex Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Rock Smash boulders in Cianwood City and Vermilion City Rare
Black/White Route 14 Rare

Side game locations

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Channel Colbat Coast
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 8, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Blaze (5-9F), Howling Forest (7-11F), Oddity Cave (6-9BF)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Upper Steam Cave (1-7F), Landslide Cave (1-12BF)
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Wireless Tower, Fire Temple


Pokédex entries

Generation I
Shuckle did not appear during the Generation I games.
Gold
The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Silver
It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Crystal
The fluid secreted by its toes carves holes in rocks for nesting and can be mixed with Berries to make a drink.
Ruby
Shuckle quietly hides itself under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its hard shell while eating berries it has stored away. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
Sapphire
Shuckle quietly hides itself under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its hard shell while eating berries it has stored away. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
Emerald
A Shuckle hides under rocks, keeping its body concealed inside its shell while eating stored berries. The berries mix with its body fluids to become a juice.
FireRed
It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
LeafGreen
The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
Diamond
It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
Pearl
It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
Platinum
It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
HeartGold
The Berries it stores in its vase-like shell decompose and become a gooey liquid.
SoulSilver
It stores Berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.
Black
It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
White
It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.
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Learnset

Generation II

Main article: Shuckle/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Shuckle/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Shuckle/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status


1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical


1 Bide ?? —% 10 Normal Physical


1 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special


7 Encore 100% 5 Normal Status


13 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical


19 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status


25 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status


31 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status


37 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical


43 Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status


49 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical


55 Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status


55 Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Origins

Shuckle appears to be based on a tortoise or a turtle. Whilst its names appears to be derived from shuck, barnacle or the word turtle.

Trivia

  • Shuckle has both the highest base defense of all Pokémon and the highest Special Defense of all Pokémon: both peak at a monstrous 614 DEF/SDEF.
  • Shuckle couldn't use any Bug-type moves in Pokémon Platinum despite Bug being its primary type.
  • Shuckle is the only Pokémon with a function that is not an ability (changing of Oran Berry to Berry Juice then finally into a Rare Candy.)
  • It is possible for Shuckle to have the highest attack of all the Pokémon using the move Power Trick which switches a Pokémons Attack and Defense. The drawback on those tactics is his pretty low ATK value, peaking at 130, meaning that he can become pretty defenseless once he inverts ATK and DEF values.
  • Despite Pokédex Entries saying that Shuckle has weak muscles, Shuckle is able to learn Rock Smash and Strength possibly because of its hard defense shell.
  • Shuckle is the only dual-type Pokémon that can naturally have the ability Gluttony.

References