Shellmon is a minor villain in the anime TV show Digimon Adventures 01. Shellmon was the second bad Digimon that the DigiDestined encountered, the first one being Kuwagamon. Like Kuwagamon, Shellmon only made 2 appearances in the entire season. Another Shellmon appeared along with, Ebidramon and a Gesomon.


Shellmon is a giant Champion Level Digimon with a huge shell hence the name Shellmon. Inside the shell is a pink creature with yellow hair on the top of his head. It's basically a hermit crab-like creature.

Digimon Adventure 01

After the DigiDestined's encounter with Kuwagamon, a Shellmon appeared under the sands of a beach where strange phone booths were lined up. Tai and Agumon engaged Shellmon in battle up to where Agumon Digivolved to Greymon for the first time and defeated Shellmon by knocking it far into the ocean.

After escaping the Dark Masters, the DigiDestined ended up in the same location and encountered the same Shellmon in the water (this time, it had dialogue). Biyomon and Tentomon were able to send it retreating. It's unknown if Shellmon was a minion of MetalSeadramon, or it just wanted revenge (but the latter is more likely).

Digimon Adventure 02

The very same Shellmon was one of the many Digimon that were under the influence of the Digimon Emperor. He attacked Joe, Cody, Gomamon, and Armadillomon while the others were destroying the Control Spire. Eventually, Armadillomon Armor-Digivolved into Digmon and destroyed the Dark Ring controlling Shellmon.

When Digimon began to appear in the Real World, he appeared once more with an Ebidramon and a Gesomon in Australia while they were chasing an Australian Digi-Destined named Derek and his Digimon Partner Crabmon. Ikkakumon, Crabmon and Armadillomon drove them away with thought of them in food. The 3 Digimon later appeared being herded with a Whamon and a Raremon after Zudomon, Submarimon and Coelamon defeated Scorpiomon and took down the Control Spire. They were all sent back to the Digital World after Scorpiomon was defeated.


  • Like Kuwagamon in Digimon Adventure, Shellmon attacked the DigiDestined twice, the only difference is that Shellmon can talk when he reappears.
  • Shellmon doesn't speak during his first appearance but speaks during his second appearance. It's possible that during his first appearance he pretended that he can't speak.


  • Aqua Blaster
  • Slamming Attack