Competitive Information for Shellder [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Shellder? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Shellder is a stupendous Water-typed Pokemon. Shellder is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Shellder's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
- Double-Edge / Return
Physical Sweeper Shellder (Retro)
Shellder is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Shellder is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Shellder from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Barrier is a status move (raises your Shellder's defense by 2 stages).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
♦ Reflect is a status move (for 5 turns, your Shellder's party has doubled def).
Wondering what moves can Shellder learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Shellder can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Shellder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Shellder that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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