Competitive Information for Shellos [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Shellos shellos
Base Stats for Shellos

Water

Abilities:
Sticky HoldSticky Hold: This Pokemon cannot lose its held item due to another Pokemon's attack.
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Storm DrainStorm Drain: This Pokemon draws Water moves to itself to raise Sp. Atk by 1; Water immunity.
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Sand ForceSand Force: This Pokemon's Ground/Rock/Steel attacks do 1.3x in Sandstorm; immunity to it.


Evolutions / Family:
Shellos
Gastrodon

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Shellos? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Shellos is a stupendous Water-typed Pokemon. Shellos is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Shellos's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Shellos
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Body Slam / Facade
- Dive
- Counter
- Recover

Physical Sweeper Shellos (Storm Drain)

Shellos is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Shellos is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. 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 Shellos from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Shellos's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Shellos draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Shellos is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Dive is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Shellos by 50% of its max hp).




Species: Shellos
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam
- Sludge

Special Sweeper Shellos (Storm Drain)

Shellos is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Shellos is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. 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 Shellos from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Shellos's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Shellos draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Sludge is a special 65-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Shellos? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Shellos
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Body Slam / Facade
- Dive
- Counter
- Recover

Doubles Physical Sweeper Shellos (Storm Drain)

Shellos is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Shellos is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite makes it possibly stronger than it's final form. 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 Shellos from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Shellos's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Shellos draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Shellos is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Dive is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Shellos by 50% of its max hp).




Species: Shellos
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Earth Power
- Sludge

Doubles Special Sweeper Shellos (Storm Drain)

Shellos is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Shellos is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. 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 Shellos from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Shellos's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Shellos draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Sludge is a special 65-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Shellos 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Clear Smog
50
--
15
Resets all of the target's stat stages to 0.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Sludge
65
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Acid Armor
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Shellos can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Shellos

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