Giant Shelly

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Giant Shelly
Giant Shelly.png Giant Shelly2.png
Type Enemy
Environment Cavern
AI Type Tortoise AI
Damage 16 / 32 (56) Desktop VersionConsole Version
Max Life 50 / 100 (220) Desktop VersionConsole Version
Defense 12
KB Resist 25% / 33 Desktop VersionConsole Version
Immune to: Confused.png
Giant Shelly Banner.png
Coins 120 Copper Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Depth Meter.png
Compass Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.pngOld-gen console version
Rally Desktop VersionConsole Version
Internal NPC ID: 496-497
Desktop VersionConsole Version Desktop/Console-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop and console versions of Terraria.

A Giant Shelly is an enemy found in the Caverns layer. They attack by curling into their shells and hurling themselves at players, though they will stall in midair and drop to the ground if they are damaged during their flight. Giant Shellies attack very quickly and deal high damage for the stage in the game where they are found.

Giant Shellies are unique in that their ability to spawn is connected to two other enemies: the Crawdad and the Salamander. Of these three enemies, a world will choose two types that it can spawn, leaving the third inaccessible. Giant Shellies will never spawn in a world that features both Crawdads and Salamanders together.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Giant Shellies are essentially smaller Giant Tortoises and Ice Tortoises, found at a point where a player has fewer options for movement and evasion and must engage them at close range or with slow, weak projectiles.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Like their aforementioned analogs, Crawdads and Salamanders, Giant Shellies have multiple colored variants. Also like said analogs, these differently colored variants are statistically identical, unlike various Zombie varieties.
  • The Giant Shelly's name may be a reference to Scott Lloyd Shelly, who composed much of Terraria's soundtrack.

History[edit | edit source]

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