Shuckle (Japanese: ツボツボ Tsubotsubo) is a Bug/Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It is known for having the highest base Defense and Special Defense stats of any Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

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.

Its shiny form stays the same, albeit with a blue shell.

Natural 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.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold and Silver Rock Smash boulders in Cianwood City or Vermilion City Rare
Crystal Rock Smash boulders in Cianwood City or Vermilion City Rare
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Rock Smash boulders in Areas 5-6 Common
Diamond and 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 and SoulSilver Rock Smash boulders in Cianwood City and Vermilion City Rare
Black and White Route 14 Rare
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Colbat Coast
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 8, Trozei Battle, Mr. Fuji (Adventures)
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Travail (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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Black 2

    It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.

  • White 2

    It stores berries in its shell. The berries eventually ferment to become delicious juices.

  • X

    The berries stored in its jar-like shell eventually become a thick, pulpy juice.

  • Y

    It stores berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.

  • Omega 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.

  • Alpha 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.

  • Sword

    It stores berries inside its shell. To avoid attacks, it hides beneath rocks and remains completely still.

  • Shield

    The berries stored in its vase-like shell eventually become a thick, pulpy juice.


Stats

Shuckle's Stats
HP
20
Attack
10
Defense
230
Sp. Atk
10
Sp. Def
230
Speed
5
Total
505

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Sticky Web —% 20 Bug Status
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
5 Encore 100% 5 Normal Status
9 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical
12 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special
16 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
20 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
23 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
27 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status
31 Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status
34 Shell Smash —% 15 Normal Status
38 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
42 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
45 Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status
45 Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status
49 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
53 Sticky Web —% 20 Bug 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Sticky Web —% 20 Bug Status Tough 2 1 ♥
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
1 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
5 Encore 100% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
9 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
12 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 2 0 ♥
16 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
20 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
23 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
27 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status Tough 3 0 ♥
31 Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
34 Shell Smash —% 15 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
38 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
42 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
45 Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
45 Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
49 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
53 Sticky Web —% 20 Bug Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
37BW
1B2W2
Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
7BW
5B2W2
Encore 100% 5 Normal Status
13BW
9B2W2
Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical
1BW
12B2W2
Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
19BW
16B2W2
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
25BW
20B2W2
Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
23 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
31BW
27B2W2
Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status
43BW
31B2W2
Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status
34B2W2 Shell Smash —% 15 Normal Status
38B2W2 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
49BW
42B2W2
Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
55BW
45B2W2
Power Split —% 10 Psychic Status
55BW
45B2W2
Guard Split —% 10 Psychic Status
49B2W2 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 0
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status Cute 2
9DP
1HGSSPt
Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2
14DP
9HGSSPt
Encore 100% 5 Normal Status Cute 1
22DP
14HGSSPt
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
27DP
22HGSSPt
Wrap 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 0
35DP
27HGSSPt
Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
40DP
35HGSSPt
Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status Beauty 2
40HGSSPt Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
48 Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status Cool 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Tough 2 3 ♥
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Cute 1 0 ♥
9 Wrap 15 85% 20 Normal Tough 3 0 ♥
14 Encore 100% 5 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
23 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
28 Bide —% 10 Normal Tough 1 0 ♥
37 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water
9 Wrap 15 85% 20 Normal
14 Encore 100% 5 Normal
23 Safeguard —% 25 Normal
28 Bide —% 10 Normal
37 Rest —% 10 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal 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.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 3 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Beauty 2
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Tough 3 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acid Shelmet 40 100% 30 Poison Special
Acupressure Skorupi, Drapion —% 30 Normal Status
Final Gambit Shelmet, Accelgor 100% 5 Fighting Special
Helping Hand Volbeat, Leavanny —% 20 Normal Status
Knock Off Gligar, Gliscor, Skorupi, Drapion 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Mud-Slap Nincada, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Grubbin, Charjabug, Vikavolt 20 100% 10 Ground Special
Rock Blast Dwebble, Crustle 25 90% 10 Rock Physical
Sand Tomb Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
Sweet Scent Surskit, Masquerain, Combee, Cutiefly, Ribombee 100% 20 Normal 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Acid Shelmet 40 100% 30 Poison Special Clever 3 0 ♥
Acupressure Skorupi, Drapion —% 30 Normal Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Final Gambit Shelmet, Accelgor 100% 5 Fighting Special Tough 8 0 ♥
Helping Hand Volbeat, Leavanny —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Knock Off Gligar, Gliscor, Skorupi, Drapion 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Mud-Slap Nincada, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3 0 ♥
Rock Blast Dwebble, Crustle 25 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Sand Tomb Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 35 85% 15 Ground Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Sweet Scent Surskit, Masquerain, Combee 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acid Shelmet 40 100% 30 Poison Special
Acupressure Skorupi, Drapion —% 30 Normal Status
Final Gambit Shelmet, Accelgor 100% 5 Fighting Special
Helping Hand Volbeat, Leavanny —% 20 Normal Status
Knock Off Gligar, Gliscor, Skorupi, Drapion 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Mud-Slap Nincada, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 20 100% 10 Ground Special
Rock Blast Dwebble, Crustle 25 90% 10 Rock Physical
Sand Tomb Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
Sweet Scent Surskit, Masquerain, Combee 100% 20 Normal 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Acupressure Skorupi, Drapion —% 30 Normal Status Cool 0
Helping Hand Volbeat —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Knock Off Gligar, Gliscor, Skorupi, Drapion 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Mud-Slap Nincada, Ninjask 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Sand Tomb Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon 15 75% 15 Ground Physical Smart 0
Sweet Scent Surskit, Masquerain, Combee 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Sweet Scent Surskit, Masquerain 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 3 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Sweet Scent Beedrill, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Pineco, Forretress * 100% 20 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Bind USUM 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Gastro Acid USUM 100% 10 Poison Status
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Bind ORAS 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Gastro Acid ORAS 100% 10 Poison Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You B2W2 —% 15 Normal Status
Bind B2W2 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Gastro Acid B2W2 100% 10 Poison Status
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Gastro Acid HGSSPt 100% 10 Poison Status Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Smart 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Shuckle learns no moves via tutoring.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

In GS054: 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. Shuckle also made more minor appearances in the anime.

Trivia

  • Shuckle's base Defense is equal to that of both Mega Aggron and Mega Steelix but it has the highest Special Defense at 230.
  • 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 Pokémon's Attack and Defense. The drawback on those tactics is its 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.
  • Shuckle's Generation II shiny sprite has a purple shell as opposed to a blue one seen in later generations.
  • One of Clemont's contraptions resemble Shuckle. However, it is solid white.

Origins

Shuckle is based on an endolith, a type of fungus that lives in rocks or animal shells. This is shown in its species as the Mold Pokémon. It may also be based on shelled animals such as turtles, tortoises, and more clearly, barnacles. It also shares similarities with mollusks such as donning a shell, moving around slowly, and having a soft internal body.

Its ability to produce Berry Juice from Berries may reference honeydew, a secretion created by some insects that attracts other insects and is considered sweet (which may explain its Bug-typing). This may also play off the endolith fungus aspect, as mold can grow on food such as Berries and dissolve them. It storing these Berries in it's shell and turning them into juice may also make Shuckle based on a jar, more specifically a jam jar. This is also proven by it's coloration in which normal Shuckle is red and its Shiny coloration is blue (resembling strawberry and blueberry jam respectively). It may get its Rock-typing from how some foods are prepared in some cultures, usually by grinding them with stones or possibly referencing the jar-aspect and how pottery is often used to store such substances.

Etymology

Shuckle appears to be derived from shuck, barnacle or the word turtle.

Its Japanese name, Tsubotsubo comes from the word tsubo, meaning jar, but twice. This references how Shuckle is able to store berries in its shell and make Berry Juice out of it. It could also come from fujitsubo (barnacle).

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