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Mossnail
Shelled Body Pokémon
#285
MossnailFront.png
Type
Bug Rock
Unknown
Abilities
Sap Sipper or Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Shell Armor
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg groups
Amorphous and Water 3
Hatch time
5355 steps
Height
0.8 m
0 m
Weight
47.0 kg
0 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#285
Rikoto
Base experience yield
170
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Serpentine
Footprint
BodyUnknown.png
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70

Mossnail is a dual-type Bug/Rock Pokémon.

It Evolves from Sluggah starting at level 44.

Biology

Physiology

Mossnail is a Pokémon based on a snail. It has a white underbelly, a lime green back, a large brown spiral shell with dark green moss growing on it, and its lime green head has two lime green stalks where its two white eyes with black pupils are located, and yellow in between the lime green and the white. There are also two yellow appendages at the sides of its mouth.

Gender Differences

None.

Special Abilities

Mossnail take pebbles from the ground and combine together with moss, forming its shell. The shell can grow or shrink depending on their needs.

Behavior

Mossnail's shell is made of the moss and pebbles they find on the ground that are combined together. The shell can change size depending on Mossnail's needs.

Habitat

Wild Mossnail are found by walking in the Tropic Cave and by Smashing Rocks in the cave at the Victory Isle, in the Tropic Cave and on Route 20.

Shiny Coloration Differences

For Shiny Mossnail, the lime green and the yellow swap positions, although the green becomes more of a lemon-lime color, while the shell turns a slightly lighter shade of brown.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Pokédex entry
Mossnail take pebbles from the ground and combine them together with moss, forming its shell. The shell can grow or shrink depending on their needs.

Game locations

Availability
None This Pokémon cannot be obtained.
Common Victory Isle (rock smash in the cave), Tropic Cave (cave, rock smash), Route 20 (rock smash)
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Start Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
4 Endure Normal Status —% 10
8 Struggle Bug Bug Special 50 100% 20
11 Bide Normal Physical —% 10
15 Acid Armor Poison Status —% 40
20 Smack Down Rock Physical 50 100% 15
24 Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
29 Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
34 Protect Normal Status —% 10
38 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
43 Geode Cannon Rock Special 90 90% 15
49 Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
56 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
59 Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
64 Recover Normal Status —% 10
68 Rock Wrecker Rock Physical 150 90% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Mossnail obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mossnail
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mossnail

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMPoison.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMPoison.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMNormal.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TMRock.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TMGround.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TMGround.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMPsychic.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMPoison.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TMPoison.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMRock.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMRock.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMRock.png TM49 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
TMGrass.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMDark.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TMGround.png TM60 Quicksand Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TMDark.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TMNormal.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TMRock.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMRock.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TMElectric.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMSteel.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TMBug.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMGround.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TMRock.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TMBug.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMNormal.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM101 Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMPoison.png TM102 Fever Poison Special 06060 100}}100% 25
TMBug.png TM109 Bug Bomb Bug Special 07070 095}}95% 15
TMNormal.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mossnail
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mossnail

By breeding

By tutoring

By Move Tutor
 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Cost 
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 20 Red Shard1
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Red Shard1
Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15 Red Shard2
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Red Shard4
Glacier Crash Ice Physical 100 100% 10 Red Shard5
Recycle Normal Status —% 10 Yellow Shard1
Gastro Acid Poison Status 100% 10 Yellow Shard1
Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15 Yellow Shard2
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20 Yellow Shard2
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20 Yellow Shard4
Block Normal Status —% 5 Green Shard1
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5 Green Shard3
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20 Green Shard4
Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10 Green Shard5
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15 None
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mossnail
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mossnail

Evolution

SluggahFront.png
Unevolved
Sluggah
 Bug 
Level 44
MossnailFront.png
First evolution
Mossnail
 Bug  Rock 


Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png MossnailFront.png MossnailBack.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png MossnailFrontShiny.png MossnailBackShiny.png

Trivia

  • Despite the word "moss" being in its name and moss growing on its shell, Mossnail is not part Grass-type.
  • Prior to Version 1.0.1, Mossnail uses ???'s Cry.
  • Mossnail strongly resembles Magcargo in appearance.

Origin

Mossnail is based on a snail, most likely a moss bladder snail.

Name Origin

Mossnail's name comes from a portmanteau the words Moss and snail.

In Other Languages

Language Title Meaning
Japanese
German
Spanish
French
Italian


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