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[[File:Type Bug.gif|link=Bug type]]  
Species Snail Pokémon
Abilities Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat (Dream World)
None ← 616 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Accelgor]]
(チョボマキ Chobomaki)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
Shape Footprint

Shelmet (Japanese: チョボマキ Chobomaki) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced the Generation V games Pokemon Black and White. It only evolves into Accelgor when traded with a Karrablast.


Shelmet is pink and green with a long pink proboscis sticking out that looks very much like lips. Its green body is in the armor it's wearing, that looks like a knight's helmet.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Route 8, Moor of Icirrus, Icirrus City Uncommon

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
When attacked, it defends itself by closing the lid of its shell. It can spit a sticky, poisonous liquid.
It evolves when bathed in an electric-like energy along with Karrablast. The reason is still unknown.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Leech Life 20 100% 15 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


4 Acid 40 100% 30 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Special Special


8 Bide - -% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


13 Curse - -% 10 [[Ghost type|Ghost]] [[Move#Status Status


16 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Special Special


20 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


25 Yawn - -% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


28 Protect - -% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


32 Acid Armor - -% 40 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status


37 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


40 Body Slam 85 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


44 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Special Special


49 Recover - -% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


52 Guard Swap - -% 10 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


56 Final Gambit - 100% 5 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Special Special


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


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • Shelmet and Karrablast only evolve when both traders trade that Pokémon. For example, if you trade Shelmet for a Graveler, only Graveler will evolve, not Shelmet. The same is true for Karrablast. Both Shelmet and Karrablast must be traded through the same trade for them to evolve. They are the first Pokémon to do this.
  • Shelmet's appearance resembles a knight's helmet, with the visor open.
    • It also resembles a nautilous.
  • Shelmet's name appears to be a portmanteau of "shell" and "helmet".
  • Despite having the metal "shell", it is not Steel-type.
  • It is shown, when traded with a Karrablast, it takes Shelmet's helmet, deshelling it and causing it to evolve into Accelgor, the Deshelled Pokémon. Karrablast then evolves into Escavalier and wears Shelmet's armor


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