Shelmet is a Bug-type Pokémon, and it is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-type moves. Shelmet has a Max CP of 942 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Rainy weather, and it was originally found in the Unova region. Shiny Shelmet can be found in Pokémon GO.

StatsShelmet stats
Max CP942 CP
Attack72 ATK
Defense140 DEF
Stamina137 STA
Pokedex informationPokédex information
Weather Boosted
  • rainRainy
Height0.4 m
Weight7.7 kg
RegionUnova (Gen 5)
Transfer to Pokémon HomeAllowed
InfoBuddy and Mega information
Buddy distance3 km
Capture statsCapture stats
Base Catch Rate20.0%
Base Flee Rate0.0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Second moveSecond move unlock
Charge Move unlock cost
50 Candy
50000 Stardust

Shelmet type chart


Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shelmet moves and movesets


List of best Shelmet moves and movesets in Pokémon GO. Shelmet's best moveset is Acid and Bug Buzz.

Fast Attack
Charged Attack
Score 🔽
PoisonAcid BugBug Buzz 5.3887.9710.8
BugInfestation BugBug Buzz 5.3587.5410.8
PoisonAcid BugSignal Beam 5.0582.5210.1
BugInfestation BugSignal Beam 4.9881.4810.0
PoisonAcid NormalBody Slam 4.7377.379.5
BugInfestation NormalBody Slam 4.6375.749.3

      Fast Moves

      Charged Moves

      More info

      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Moves can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Shelmet has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shelmet Combat Power chart

      CP Chart

      A guide to Shelmet Combat Power values in Pokémon GO. Includes a complete Shelmet Max CP per level chart.

      Useful Combat Power values

      Max CPMax CP942 CP
      Level 50,
      15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch325 CP - 357 CP
      Level 15,
      10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs434 CP - 476 CP
      Level 20,
      10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids434 CP - 476 CP
      Level 20,
      10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather boost
      • rainRainy
      543 CP - 595 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25,
      10/10/10 minimum IVs

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      This table shows maximum Combat Power values that Shelmet can have from Level 1 to Level 50.

      111 CP236 CP362 CP
      487 CP5112 CP6137 CP
      7162 CP8188 CP9213 CP
      10238 CP11262 CP12286 CP
      13309 CP14333 CP15357 CP
      16381 CP17405 CP18428 CP
      19452 CP20476 CP21500 CP
      22524 CP23548 CP24571 CP
      25595 CP26619 CP27643 CP
      28667 CP29691 CP30714 CP
      31726 CP32738 CP33750 CP
      34762 CP35774 CP36786 CP
      37798 CP38810 CP39822 CP
      40834 CP41844 CP42855 CP
      43866 CP44876 CP45887 CP
      46898 CP47909 CP48920 CP
      49931 CP50942 CP
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon encountered in Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Shelmet evolution chart


      Shelmet can be evolved using the following methods:

      • Candy200
      • Trade0 Candy if traded

      Boosted by

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Candy and XL Candy from catching Shelmet.

      Mega HeracrossMega Pokémon iconMega Heracross
      Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega Beedrill
      Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega Pinsir
      Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega Scizor

      Shelmet family

      A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Shelmet. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.


      Unova PokédexUnova Pokédex It evolves when bathed in an electric-like energy along with Karrablast. The reason is still unknown.

      Shelmet Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      Catch Rates for Shelmet in Pokémon GO, calculated for catching a Level 20 Shelmet by default. Catching lower level Shelmet is easier than catching higher level ones - try playing around with the controls above to see how it changes.

      Catch rates

              No Berry
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shelmet, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              Shelmet Sprites


              Explore our comprehensive list of Shelmet sprites page for high-quality in-game images. Perfect for trainers, enthusiasts, and Pokémon art lovers alike. Catch 'em all!

              • #616Shiny ShelmetShiny Shelmet
              • #616ShelmetShelmet

              Shelmet Pokédex entries

              VersionsPokédex entry
              BlackWhen attacked, it defends itself by closing the lid of its shell. It can spit a sticky, poisonous liquid.
              WhiteIt evolves when bathed in an electric-like energy along with Karrablast. The reason is still unknown.
              Black 2, White 2When it and Karrablast are together, and both receive electrical stimulation, they both evolve.
              X, Omega RubyWhen it and Karrablast are together, and both receive electrical stimulation, they both evolve.
              Y, Alpha SapphireIt evolves when bathed in an electric-like energy along with Karrablast. The reason is still unknown.
              SwordWhen attacked, it tightly shuts the lid of its shell. This reaction fails to protect it from Karrablast, however, because they can still get into the shell.
              ShieldIt has a strange physiology that responds to electricity. When together with Karrablast, Shelmet evolves for some reason.