The Shellkarn is a Chimera type of Zoid from the fictional Zoids universe. One of over 200 species of biomechanical life forms that provide the basis for TOMY’s model kit, anime, and comic-based Zoids franchise.
Shellkarn is one of the components of the Chimera Dragon. It combines with Flyscissors, Diploguns, and Demonshead to do this. It can also combine with Diploguns, Demonshead, Nightwise, Unenlagia, and Leoblaze to form Gojulox.
The Shellkarn is seen in episode 18 of Zoids Fuzors, where it fused to form the Chimera Dragon. The Zoid was remote controlled by Chimera AI. The Zoid does appear briefly as a separate entity when the Chimera Dragon attacks by de-fusing mid battle, however its role is mostly relegated to being a component of the Chimera Dragon.
The Shellkarn's sole appearance in any manga was in Zoids: Galaxy Quest Planet Zi were it was the main antagonist along with Flyscissors, who fought off agianst Maya and her Liger Zero X and Kugo and his Konig Wolf. After Flyscissors and Shellkarn destroyed both Maya and Kugo's zoids, they later faced off agian, but agianst Maya with a Unenlagia and Kugo with a Leoblaze.
The Shelkarn was first released during the Blox line. The kit was moulded mostly in green and light gray.
The Shelkarn was released as a part of Hasbro's Z-Builders line in the United States. It is mostly identical to the Blox version.
See Chimera Dragon page for details.