Shellshifting is a term used to describe the unique pivot animation of Squirtle. It serves itself to many applications, from mind-games to more technical endeavors.
To perform it is as simple as to dash forward and dashing in the opposite direction. Initiating a dash in the opposite direction will cancel the animation early.
A demonstrational video was made for this technique.
- Squirtle bcomes smaller during the animation
- Increased speed during animation
- Can be used to confuse or fake-out your opponent (Baiting attacks)
- Almost any action can be done out of it (Grabing, attacking, etc.)