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Shell Smash

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 15 0 - User

Description

Boosts the user's Attack, Special Attack, and Speed by two stages and lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage.

Competitive Use

Shell Smash is, quite arguably, the best boosting move in the entire game. The ability to essentially give the user a Swords Dance, Nasty Plot, and Agility boost in one turn can turn almost any Pokemon into a fearsome sweeper. This is especially true in the case of Cloyster who, with the addition of Shell Smash to its movepool, instantly changed from a UU hazard setter and Rapid Spin user into a fearsome OU sweeper who can even sweep Ubers teams with ease. The combination of Shell Smash and Baton Pass from Pokemon like Gorebyss and Smeargle (commonly referred to as SmashPass) can give these boosts to even more fearsome sweepers such as Dragonite, who can already rip apart teams. The side effects of Shell Smash, the lowered defenses, is commonly remedied by having the user hold a White Herb, which essentially gives the user +2/+2/+2 offenses with no drawbacks, at the cost of being unable to hold another item.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Clamperl Water LC Shell Armor / Rattled 35 64 85 74 55 32 345
Cloyster Water / Ice OU Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 50 95 180 85 45 70 525
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Gorebyss Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 55 84 105 114 75 52 485
Huntail Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Omanyte Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 35 40 100 90 55 35 355
Omastar Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 60 125 115 70 55 495
Shellder Water LC Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 30 65 100 45 25 40 305
Tirtouga Water / Rock LC Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 54 78 103 53 45 22 355
Torkoal Fire NU White Smoke / Shell Armor 70 85 140 85 70 20 470