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Clamperl (Pokémon)

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Clamperl
パールル Pearlulu
#366
130
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Water '
Category
Bivalve Pokémon
Ability
Shell Armor
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#176
Regional Browser numbers
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

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

Biology

Physiology

Clamperl are blue Pokémon which resemble clams or oysters. Inside their tough outer shell is a fragile blue body and a small pink head. When a Clamperl's shell is battered and dented, it is a sure sign that it is prepared for evolution.

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 Template:Type2 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 pearls created by Clamperl can magnify Psychic powers. In fact, the pearls that Spoink carry are the ones that Clamperl make.

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.

Habitat

Clamperl is a sea-dwelling Pokémon.

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

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 as well.

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.

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

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 It is protected by a sturdy shell. Once in a lifetime, it makes a magnificent pearl.
Generation IV
Diamond It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
Pearl It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
Platinum It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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
None Trade
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
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

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.


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

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1branch1

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 the last Generation III Pokémon in National Pokédex order that evolves by trading holding an item.
    • It is also the only Pokémon that evolves by trade holding one of two different items, and the only Pokémon that evolves by trade holding an item that evolves into a Pokémon of the same generation.
  • Along with Wurmple and Burmy, it is one of the only Pokémon whose multiple evolutionary paths were introduced in the same generation as itself.
  • 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.
  • Clamperl is one of two Pokémon to have two different species-specific items associated with it, the other being Ditto.
  • Despite its pearl being able to amplify psychic powers, as seen on Spoink, there has yet to be an item that is introduced that is capable of doing that.
    • Even then, Clamperl can't learn a damaging Template:Type2 move by any means.

Origin

Clamperl's is based on an oyster, but it also looks a lot like a giant clam.

Name origin

Clamperl's name is a combination of clamp or clam and pearl. Its Japanese name is based on the English word pearl.

In other languages

  • German: Perlu
  • French: Coquiperl - From coquille (shell) and perle (pearl).
  • Korean: 진주몽 Jinjumong

External links

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