Competitive Information for Shellder [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Shellder shellder
Base Stats for Shellder

Water


Evolutions / Family:
Shellder
Cloyster

Weakness Chart for Water-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Shellder? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Shellder is a decent Water-typed Pokemon. Shellder is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Shellder's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Shellder
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Tri Attack
- Toxic
- Reflect
- Substitute

Physical Sweeper Shellder (Retro)

Shellder is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Things definately worked differently in the first generation. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Tri Attack is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Shellder's defense is doubled).
Substitute is a status move (Shellder takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
120
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Clamp
35
75%
10
Prevents the target from moving for 2-5 turns.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Explosion
170
100%
5
The user faints.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Self-Destruct
130
100%
5
The user faints.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
No additional effect.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Shellder can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Shellder

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