|All Shed Shell Locations|
Held item from Wild Pokemon (5% chance):
Shed Shells can only be obtained as held items from wild Scraggy, Seviper, or Venomoth. Each of these Pokémon has a 5% chance of holding a Shed Shell, but you can use your DexNav to improve your odds.
The Shed Shell is a held item that allows the holder to switch out even when trapped by an opponent’s move or ability.
Stealing from Wild Scraggy, Seviper, or Venomoth
The Shed Shell can only be found on these wild Pokémon:
You can encounter Scraggy on Route 113 using the DexNav after obtaining the National Dex.
Seviper can be located on Route 114 exclusively in Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
Venomoth can be spotted on certain Mirage Islands, which can be accessed using the Eon Flute.
When you encounter any of these Pokémon, there’s a 5% chance they will be holding a Shed Shell. To take the item just use a Pokémon that knows TM46 Thief.
Tip: We also have a separate guide explaining how to build an optimized team for held item farming.
Here’s the complete list of Pokémon available in these areas:
Route 113 – DexNav (Post National Dex)
Route 114 (Alpha Sapphire Only)
|Pokemon (Tall Grass)||Chance||Levels|
Since Venomoth can be found in multiple Mirage Islands, check if any of the Mirage Islands shown in the image below are available. Additionally, refer to the table detailing their respective locations and encounter rates for each possible location:
|Mirage Island Locations||Chance||Levels|
|West of Route 104||30%||36-38|
|West of Dewford Town||10%||36-38|
|North of Route 124||30%||36-38|
|South of Route 134||30%||36-38|
Using Detector Mode
To increase the chances of finding a Shed Shell, you can use your DexNav’s Detector Mode.
Here’s how it works:
After catching a specific species of Pokémon, you can use the DexNav to track more of the same species in the wild.
The DexNav’s search level increases with each encounter with this Pokémon, regardless of whether you catch it or not. As this level rises, the likelihood of encountering Pokémon carrying items also increases.
How the Shed Shell Works
The Shed Shell is a held item that gives the holder the ability to switch out of battle, even when the opponent uses trapping moves, binding moves, or abilities that are designed to prevent switching.
Here’s the list of all trapping moves, trapping abilities, and binding moves that the Shed Shell can work on:
|Trapping Moves||Trapping Abilities||Binding Moves|
|Fairy Lock||Magnet Pull||Clamp|
|Ingrain||Shadow Tag||Fire Spin|
|Spider Web||Magma Storm|
Because of how rare trapping moves and abilities are, the Shed Shell isn’t typically recommended as a held item. This goes for both a casual playthrough and in competitive play.
While you may stumble upon Pokémon with Shadow Tag like Mega Gengar once in a while, it’s not a common scenario.
The benefit of being able to switch when trapped doesn’t provide that much of an advantage too, even when such a situation pops up.