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*Shuckle couldn't use any Bug-type moves in [[Pokémon Platinum]] despite Bug being its primary type.
 
*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]].)
 
*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 his pretty low ATK value, peaking at 130, meaning that he can become pretty defenseless once he inverts ATK and DEF values.
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*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 his pretty low ATK value, peaking at 130, meaning that he can become pretty defenceless 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.
 
*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 is the only dual-type Pokémon that can naturally have the ability Gluttony.
*Despite it being the mold pokemon it's [[Pokedex]] entry's say nothing about mold.
 
   
 
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Revision as of 23:10, January 21, 2013

Type(s)
[[Bug/Rock type|Bug/Rock]]  
Species Mold Pokémon
Abilities Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary (Dream World)
Pokédex
None ← 213 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Shuckle
213
(ツボツボ Tsubotsubo)
213Shuckle
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Body Style Footprint
F213
Cry

Shuckle (Japanese: ツボツボ Tsubotsubo) is a Bug/Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It has the highest non-legendary base Defense and Special Defense stats, but has very low Attack, HP, Special Attack, and Speed stats. It is usually used as a stalling Wall, with moves such as Sandstorm, Toxic, Gyro Ball (for the sake of a decent offensive move), and Withdraw. A Shiny Shuckle appeared in the episode A Better Pill to Swallow as a purple one, despite shiny Shuckles being blue. It is known for its massive amount of Defense and resembles a turtle or tortoise. It can withdraw into its shell like a tortoise. It is able to make Berry Juice. It may have a massive amount of Speed, Attack, etc. if it uses Power Trick so then it may become very powerful with its attack.

Appearance

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.

Special 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.

In the anime

In JL070: 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. Shuckles also made more minor appearances in the anime.

Game info

Game locations

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


Side game locations

Shuckle Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Channel Colbat Coast
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 8, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Blaze (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

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.
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.
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.
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
Y


Learnset

Generation II

Main article: Shuckle/Learnset Generation II


Generation III

Main article: Shuckle/Learnset Generation III


Generation IV

Main article: Shuckle/Learnset Generation IV


Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Withdraw —% 40 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

1 Constrict 10 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Bide ?? —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

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

]]

7 Encore 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

13 Wrap 15 90% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

19 Safeguard —% 25 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

25 Rest —% 10 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

31 Gastro Acid 100% 10 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

37 Rollout 30 90% 20 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

43 Power Trick —% 10 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

49 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

55 Power Split —% 10 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

55 Guard Split —% 10 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status 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.

Origins

Shuckle appears to be based on a Template:WP or a Template:WP. Whilst its names appears to be derived from shuck, barnacle or the word turtle.

Trivia

  • Shuckle has both the highest base defense of all Pokémon and the highest Special Defense of all Pokémon: both peak at a monstrous 614 DEF/SDEF.
  • 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 Pokémons Attack and Defense. The drawback on those tactics is his pretty low ATK value, peaking at 130, meaning that he can become pretty defenceless 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.

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