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Clamperl are blue Pokémon which resemble {{wp|clam}}s or {{wp|oyster}}s. Inside their tough, dark-blue outer shell is a fragile blue body composed of six spherical extensions, surrounding its small, pearl-like spherical pink head. Clamperl’s eyes are usually closed, and it has white, circular patches on the sides of its head, along with a silver coloring on the rim of their shell. A fully grown Clamperl’s shell will be scored with nicks and scratches all over.A Spoink uses the pearl found ina Clamperl to magnify its psyhic power.
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Clamperl are blue Pokémon which resemble {{wp|clam}}s or {{wp|oyster}}s. Inside their tough, dark-blue outer shell is a fragile blue body composed of six spherical extensions, surrounding its small, pearl-like spherical pink head. Clamperl’s eyes are usually closed, and it has white, circular patches on the sides of its head, along with a silver coloring on the rim of their shell. A fully grown Clamperl’s shell will be scored with nicks and scratches all over.A {{bp|Spoink}} uses the pearl found ina Clamperl to magnify its psyhic power.
   
 
====Gender differences====
 
====Gender differences====

Revision as of 20:34, 13 July 2012

Walrein #365: Walrein
Pokémon
#367: Huntail Huntail
Clamperl
パールル Pearlulu
#366
366Clamperl.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Water '
Category
Bivalve Pokémon
Abilities
Shell Armor Rattled
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#176
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-064
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
115.7 lbs.
Imperial
52.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F366.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 142 Battle Exp.: 1421*

Clamperl (Japanese: パールル Pearlulu) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Gorebyss when traded holding a DeepSeaScale or into Huntail when traded holding a DeepSeaTooth.

Biology

Physiology

Clamperl are blue Pokémon which resemble clams or oysters. Inside their tough, dark-blue outer shell is a fragile blue body composed of six spherical extensions, surrounding its small, pearl-like spherical pink head. Clamperl’s eyes are usually closed, and it has white, circular patches on the sides of its head, along with a silver coloring on the rim of their shell. A fully grown Clamperl’s shell will be scored with nicks and scratches all over.A Spoink uses the pearl found ina Clamperl to magnify its psyhic power.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Clamperl mainly use their strong shells to protect themselves from predators. The shell can also be used Clamp down on its foes. Other than that, Clamperl's abilities as a Water-type Pokémon are fairly standard.

While Clamperl is known to evolve while holding a DeepSeaScale or a DeepSeaTooth, the two items can also magnify Clamperl's powers in certain ways (the DeepSeaScale doubles Clamperl's Special Defense while the DeepSeaTooth doubles it Special Attack power).

The magnificent pearls created by Clamperl upon evolution are infused with a mysterious energy. Such pearls can magnify Psychic powers. In fact, the pearls that Spoink carry are the ones that Clamperl make. On rare occasion, as evidenced by the episode Clamperl of Wisdom, a Clamperl can produce a blue pearl instead of the usual pink one (the reason for this is unknown).

Behavior

Clamperl is quite docile, except when confronted with prey or if its pearl is stolen. Once it clamps down it refuses to let go unless it determines that it is clearly outmatched. When Clamperl's body becomes too large to fit inside its shell, it means that Clamperl is getting close to evolution.

Habitat

Clamperl is a sea-dwelling Pokémon that can be found in Kanto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Clamperl are generally filter feeders, and would eat basically anything that floats by them.

In the anime

Clamperl in the anime

Major appearances

Clamperl made its debut in Clamperl of Wisdom. Spoink lost its pearl and took a blue pearl that was created by a Clamperl from Isaiah's lab. Team Rocket also wanted to get their hands on the blue pearl.

Clamperl were also featured in The Evolutionary War!. Trainers that lived on the A-B-C Islands had a rivalry over which Clamperl evolution was stronger.

Minor appearances

A Clamperl appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A coordinator used a Clamperl in New Plot, Odd Lot!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG093 Clamperl May's Pokédex Clamperl, the Bivalve Pokémon. Clamperl holds a powerful shell that's useful in not only protecting itself, but also in clamping down on prey.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Clamperl made a minor appearance as a member of Wallace's party during his ascent to Champion. Little is known about it, not even its gender or nickname.

In the TCG

Main article: Clamperl (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Clamperl's sturdy shell is not only good for protection - it is also used for clamping and catching prey. A fully grown Clamperl's shell will be scored with nicks and scratches all over.
Sapphire Clamperl grows while being protected by its rock-hard shell. When its body becomes too large to fit inside the shell, it is sure evidence that this Pokémon is getting close to evolution.
Emerald A Clamperl slams its shell closed on prey to prevent escape. The pearl it creates upon evolution is said to be infused with a mysterious energy.
FireRed It is protected by a sturdy shell. Once in a lifetime, it makes a magnificent pearl.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When it evolves, it makes a mysterious pearl that amplifies psychic powers when it's held.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Underwater on Routes 124 and 126
Emerald
Common Underwater on Routes 124 and 126
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Routes 219 and 221 (Super Rod)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Swarm Route 19
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Uncommon Route 4 (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Lake (Sapphire Field)
Ocean (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 18
Endless Level 12
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (65F-79F)
Far-off Sea (65F-75F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20)
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Sea of Wailord
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Coral Sea
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Echo Valley

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Blue Shard Blue Shard (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Black White Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Defense: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Atk: 74
71 - 138 137 - 271
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 32
33 - 92 62 - 179
Total: 345   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Clamp Water Physical 03535 08585% 15
00Start Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
00Start Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
5151 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Clamperl obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clamperl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clamperl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clamperl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clamperl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeelDewgongMarillAzumarillCorsolaMantine
MiloticGorebyssTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklett
SwannaAlomomola
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Corsola Barrier* Psychic Status —% 30
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedLaprasSpheal
SealeoWalreinShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
SeelDewgongHorseaSeadraKingdraLapras
OmanyteOmastarHuntailPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
TirtougaCarracostaAlomomola
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
LaprasMantine Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
KabutoKabutopsStunfisk Endure Normal Status —% 10
WooperQuagsireMudkipMarshtompSwampertRelicanth
ShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonStunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosShellos
GastrodonGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Muddy Water Water Special 95 85% 10
CorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
MantineWingullPelipperTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidMantineWingull
PelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellosShellos
GastrodonGastrodonDucklettSwannaAlomomola
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Clamperl in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Clamperl in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clamperl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clamperl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Clamperl can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Clamperl cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clamperl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clamperl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World-only moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream World Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Dream World Captivate Normal Status —% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Clamperl can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clamperl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clamperl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS366.png PinRS366.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani366.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP366.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.5%
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP In my lifetime, I can make one pearl, and that's it!
26%-50% HP My health has dipped to approximately halfway down.
1%-25% HP I can't go on... Please save my pearl at least...
Level up All right! I gained a level! My pearl is growing bigger!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up All right! I gained a level! My pearl is growing bigger!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP366.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Clamperl
Unevolved
Clamperl
 Water 
DeepSeaTooth
Trade
holding DeepSeaTooth


Huntail
First evolution
Huntail
 Water 
DeepSeaScale
Trade
holding DeepSeaScale


Gorebyss
First evolution
Gorebyss
 Water 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 366.png Spr 3e 366.png Spr 3r 366.png Spr b 3r 366.png
Spr 3r 366 s.png Spr 3e 366 s.png Spr 3r 366 s.png Spr b 3r 366 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 366.png Spr 4d 366.png Spr 4d 366.png Spr b 4d 366.png
Spr 4d 366 s.png Spr 4d 366 s.png Spr 4d 366 s.png Spr b 4d 366 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 366.png Spr 5b 366.png Spr b 5b 366.png
Spr 5b 366 s.png Spr 5b 366 s.png Spr b 5b 366 s.png
Clamperl For other sprites and images, please see Clamperl images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Clamperl shares the same species name with Shellder and Cloyster. They are all known as Bivalve Pokémon.
  • Clamperl is one of only three Generation III Pokémon that evolves by trading holding an item. The others are Dusclops and Feebas, though Feebas's trade-evolution item was only introduced in Generation V to compensate for the inability to raise its Beauty in that generation.
    • It is also the only Pokémon that evolves by trade holding one of two different items.
    • It is also the only Pokémon that evolves by trade holding an item into a Pokémon of the same generation in the generation it was introduced, with the exception of Feebas, which could not evolve by trade until Generation V.
  • Although the Sapphire Pokédex entry states that a Clamperl would grow too large for its shell, a sign of near evolution, Clamperl can only evolve if it is traded while holding a certain item, after which it will evolve instantly.
  • Despite its pearl being able to amplify psychic powers, Clamperl can't learn a damaging Psychic-type move by any means.
  • In the main series Generation III games, Clamperl's sprites featured six ridges each on its upper and lower shells despite official artwork revealing only five ridges per shell. This was corrected in Generation IV onward.

Origin

Clamperl is possibly based on an oyster or a giant clam. Clamperl's appearance and its evolutions suggest that it could also be based on roe.

Name origin

Clamperl is a combination of clamp or clam and pearl.

Pearlulu is a combination of pearl and lulu (slang for someone or something that is exceptional or remarkable). It may also involve لؤلؤ lulu (Arabic for pearl).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese パールル Pearlulu From pearl and lulu (slang for someone or something that is exceptional or remarkable). It may also involve لؤلؤ lulu (Arabic for pearl).
France Flag.png French Coquiperl From coquille and perle.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Clamperl Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Perlu From pearl. Similar to Japanese name.
Italy Flag.png Italian Clamperl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 진주몽 Jinjumong


External links

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