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(シェル Sheru?)
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Magic Defense +1 for 10s. Stacking Cards does not increase value. Can be applied more than once.
Color Type Element Power
Light Green Support Non-element 0

Shell is an ability introduced in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. It allows the user to grant the Shell status to allies or themselves.


In Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Shell is an enemy card effect that reduces damage from magic attacks by 50%. It costs 50 CP to add to the deck and lasts for five hits.

In Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, Shell is an Overclock ability that vastly reduces damage from magic attacks.

Shell KHBBS.png In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Shell is an ability that halves the damage the user takes from Fire-, Blizzard-, Thunder-, and Dark-elemental attacks.

In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Shell is a magic command that gives one ally the Shell status for 20 seconds.

Dream Eater Battle
Yoggy Ram
Sir Kyroo
Tatsu Steed
Iceguin Ace
Cyber Yog
Lord Kyroo
Majik Lapin
Aura Lion

In Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, Shell is a support ability that increases Xehanort's magic defense by +1 for 10 seconds.

Learning Shell[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

  • The Ursula enemy card has Shell as its effect.
  • The Black Fungus enemy card can randomly activate Shell.
  • The Darkside enemy card can mimic an enemy's Shell.

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

  • The Kingdom Key 2.0 and its upgrades have Shell as a level 2 Clock Ability.
  • The Lady Luck and its upgrades have Shell as a level 2 Clock Ability.
  • The Oathkeeper and its upgrades have Shell as a level MAX Clock Ability.
  • The Metal Chocobo: Au and its upgrades have Shell as a level 3 Clock Ability.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

  • Donald's D-Link learns Shell after collecting 2 emblems.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road[edit]


Shell is a recurring status in the Final Fantasy series. It generally increases the affected character's defense against magical attacks, and it is usually applied with the eponymous spell.

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