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Claydol (Pokémon)

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Baltoy #343: Baltoy
Pokémon
#345: Lileep Lileep
Claydol
ネンドール Nendoll
#344
344Claydol.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Ground Psychic
Category
Clay Doll Pokémon
Abilities
Levitate Levitate
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#132
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-250
Oblivia
R-174 N-166
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
238.0 lbs.
Imperial
107.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F344.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Mineral group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 189 Battle Exp.: 1891*

Claydol (Japanese: ネンドール Nendoll) is a dual-type Ground/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Baltoy starting at level 36.

Biology

Physiology

Claydol has a large black body with two small, stubby legs. Claydol has a wide, rounded head with a protrusion on the top and a remarkable, encircling pattern. The pattern consists of a wavy white frame on its circular pink eyes, each with a dot-like pupil and seemingly alternating expressions on each eye with small, beak-like yellow segments between each eye. Claydol's chest has white ring-like patterns with extensions of the design pointing downward and yellow circles in the middle. Claydol’s cannon-like arms are kept close to its body although their tips can be removed by levitating them with psychic power.

Gender differences

Claydol is a genderless species.

Special abilities

In addition to being able to float indefinitely using telekinesis, even sleeping hovering in midair, it also can shoot beams from its cannon-like arms. It is able to keep its floating arms close to its body by use of psychic powers.

Behavior

Claydol is not used to exposure to modern humans, since it was created by ancient people. For this reason, it chooses to reside in places where humans do not usually tread, such as the Sky Pillar. It uses its psychic powers constantly to its advantage.

Habitat

Claydol can be found in caves and deserts.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Claydol anime.png
Claydol in the anime

Major appearances

Claydol's first appearance was in Claydol Big and Tall. A giant one was released from a giant, stone Poké Ball and had to be stopped from getting to a village.

In Rhapsody in Drew, Robert used a Claydol against Drew in the final match of the Hoenn Grand Festival.

In Ka Boom with a View!, Spenser used a Claydol against Ash as his final Pokémon. With its Hyper Beam, Psybeam, Rapid Spin and Teleport, it quickly defeated Ash's Swellow, and it proved to be a challenge for his Sceptile. It was later defeated by Sceptile's newly-learned SolarBeam.

Minor appearances

In Bucking the Treasure Trend!, a wild Claydol appeared guarding the treasure near Lily of the Valley Island. It proved to be a strong Pokémon, standing up to Dawn's Piplup and Ash's Torterra. It was eventually captured by Buck.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG104 Claydol Ash's Pokédex Claydol, the Clay Doll Pokémon. Claydol is the evolved form of Baltoy. These ancient Pokémon are said to come alive when a mysterious light enstilled life into clay creatures created in ancient times. Claydol can fly and are able to fire beams from both arms.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP181 Claydol Dawn's Pokédex Claydol, the Clay Doll Pokémon, and the evolved form of Baltoy. Claydol is said to have come to life when an ancient doll made from clay was exposed to mysterious light.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond and Pearl series.

In the manga

In the manga adaptation of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Marcus owned two Claydol. He used them to attack Arceus.

Pokémon Adventures

Wild Clyadol have been seen from time to time, while one of its species was one of the brainwashed rental Pokémon that Guile Hideout stole to manipulate from the Battle Tower.

In the TCG

Main article: Claydol (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 Claydol are said to be dolls of mud made by primitive humans and brought to life by exposure to a mysterious ray. This Pokémon moves about while levitating.
Sapphire Claydol is an enigma that appeared from a clay statue made by an ancient civilization dating back 20,000 years. This Pokémon shoots beams from both its hands.
Emerald A Claydol sleeps while hovering in midair. Its arms are separate from its body. They are kept floating by the Pokémon's manipulation of psychic power.
FireRed It appears to have been born from clay dolls made by ancient people. It uses telekinesis to float and move.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond An ancient clay figurine that came to life as a Pokémon from exposure to a mysterious ray of light.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that it originates from clay dolls made by an ancient civilization.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black こだいの どろにんぎょうが かいこうせんを あびたことで いのちが やどり ポケモンとなった。
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
Uncommon Sky Pillar
Emerald
Uncommon Sky Pillar
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Baltoy
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Baltoy
Platinum
None Evolve Baltoy
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Baltoy  (HeartGold only)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Common Ancient Castle (Sanctum)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Baltoy
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 17
Forever Level 66
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Baltoy
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Oblivia Ruins
Thunder Temple
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Lava Zone, Granite Zone

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total: 500   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
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Teleport Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
077 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
1111 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1515 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
1818 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 08080% 10
2121 Selfdestruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
2626 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3131 Power Trick Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
3434 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
3636 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
3939 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 30
4747 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
5454 Guard Share Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
5454 Power Share Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
5959 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
6464 Heal Block Psychic Status 0000 100100% 15
7272 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Claydol obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Claydol
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Claydol
  • 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 Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psycho Shock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
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 Psychic Sprite.png TM19 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Knock Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
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 TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM51 Side Change Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
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 TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Claydol
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Claydol
  • 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 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Claydol 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 Claydol in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Claydol
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Claydol
  • 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 Claydol can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Claydol cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Claydol
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Claydol
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS344.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani344.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP344.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Ancient Relic
Phrases
51%-100% HP Hovering in the air is quite pleasant, actually.
26%-50% HP This is ominous. My HP is half depleted already.
1%-25% HP I've taken too much damage. It pains me to remain airborne...
Level up Level-up secured! My psychic power grows and grows!
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 Level-up secured! My psychic power grows and grows!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP344.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
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:  Psychic  Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
( Psychic )
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry  
It scatters mysterious energy orbs. It also lets loose psychic energy waves to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Psychic  Psychic Assist.png
( Psychic )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching strange rings that make Pokémon Stopped.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW344.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon lives in the Granite Zone. When it's time to play, you'll find him at either Rhyperior's Bumper Burn or Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up.
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

Baltoy
Unevolved
Baltoy
 Ground  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Claydol
First evolution
Claydol
 Ground  Psychic 

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 344.png Spr 3e 344.png Spr 3r 344.png Spr b 3r 344.png
Spr 3r 344 s.png Spr 3e 344 s.png Spr 3r 344 s.png Spr b 3r 344 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 344.png Spr 4d 344.png Spr 4d 344.png Spr b 4d 344.png
Spr 4d 344 s.png Spr 4d 344 s.png Spr 4d 344 s.png Spr b 4d 344 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 344.png Spr 5b 344.png Spr b 5b 344.png
Spr 5b 344 s.png Spr 5b 344 s.png Spr b 5b 344 s.png
Claydol For other sprites and images, please see Claydol images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Its design is similar to the 遮光器土偶 shakōkidogū - a "spaceman" clay figurine from the Jōmon period of Japanese history. It also seems to look like the Arahabaki, an ancient Japanese god that was worshipped by the Momunofu before the emergence of the Shinto pantheon. The idol was also worshipped by Nagasunehiko, a rebel who was the enemy of the Emperor Jimmu, so he decreed that the Arahabaki was a heretical idol associated with treason. Ironically, Arahabki can now be found commonly in inns all over Japan.

Names

Language Name Name Origin
Japanese ネンドール Nendoll Is probably a combination of 念 nen, thought, and doll. Nen is found in various compounds having to do with ESP-related phenomena, for instance, 念写 nensha, spirit-photography, and 念動 nendō, telekinesis. It may also be (as the English name suggests) a combination of 粘土 nendo, "clay," and doll.
English Claydol A combination of clay, idol, and possibly doll as well. Judging by the pronunciation, it may also be a combination of clay and dreidel, because Claydol and its pre-evolution look like tops.
French Kaorine from kaolin, a type of clay.
German Lepumentas - From Lehm, Puppe, and mentis, Latin for "mind".
Korean 점토도리 Jeomtodori
Chinese (Mandarin) 念力土偶 Niàn Lì Tǔ Ōu "Psychic clay doll". 土偶 may also come from the Japanese 遮光器土偶 shakōkidogū.



External links

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