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Cloyster (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Shellder
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Gastly 000
Cloyster
パルシェン Parshen
#091
091Cloyster.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water Ice
Category
Bivalve Pokémon
Abilities
Shell Armor or Skill Link
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#091
Johto
#170
Hoenn
#261
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4′11″
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
292.1 lbs.
Imperial
132.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F091.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 3 group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 203 Battle Exp.: 2031*

Cloyster (Japanese: パルシェン Parshen) is a dual-type Water/Ice Pokémon.

It evolves from Shellder by Water Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Cloyster has a spiky shell, which is used to protect its soft insides from foes. Its "head" and face resemble a black pearl.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Cloyster balance their Defense with their offence. Their defense is very high but their offense is also pretty decent. They fight by clamping their shell tightly while jettisoning spikes from their shell to attack opponents.

Behavior

Cloyster are clever and sneaky Pokémon, they viciously rush at prey shooting at them with spikes. They fight rough because of the nature of their habitat and because their shell is so hard they can stand physical blows easily.

Habitat

Cloyster live deep under the sea, usually on the seabed or amongst coral and rocks.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Cloyster and psyduck.jpg
A Cloyster in the anime.

Misty battled against a Cloyster in The Bridge Bike Gang. Interestingly, its pre-evolution, Shellder, also made its debut in this episode, even though these two were not related or knew each other in any way.

Ash also battled one during the Indigo League in Fire and Ice.

Mateo owned a Cloyster in The Crystal Onix.

Prima used a Cloyster against Ash in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

Butch used a Cloyster during his and Cassidy's attempt to capture Moltres in The Search for the Legend

A Cloyster appeared in Staging a Heroes Welcome under the ownership of Kyle.

In the manga

Cloyster's most predominant appearance is under Lorelei, during the Elite Four saga of Pokémon Special. It kept the voodoo dolls of Blue and Sabrina safely out of reach while Lorelei battled them.

Cloyster reappeared again in Lorelei's attempt to defend Seven Island. It is then remarked that Cloyster is the strongest fighter Lorelei has in her arsenal.

In the TCG

Main article: Cloyster (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red When attacked, it Template:M2 in quick volleys. Its innards have never been seen.
Blue
Yellow For protection, it uses its harder-than-diamonds shell. It also shoots spikes from the shell.
Stadium Its shell is so hard, it can even withstand a bomb. No one has ever seen what is inside its shell.
Generation II
Gold Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength.
Silver Cloyster that live in seas with harsh tidal currents grow large, sharp spikes on their shells.
Crystal Even a missile can't break the spikes it uses to stab opponents. They're even harder than its shell.
Stadium 2 Once it slams its shell shut, it is impossible to open, even by those with superior strength.
Generation III
Ruby Cloyster is capable of swimming in the sea. It does so by swallowing water, then jetting it out toward the rear. This Pokémon shoots spikes from its shell using the same system.
Sapphire Cloyster is capable of swimming in the sea. It does so by swallowing water, then jetting it out toward the rear. This Pokémon shoots spikes from its shell using the same system.
Emerald It swims in the sea by swallowing water, then jetting it out toward the rear. The Cloyster shoots spikes from its shell using the same system.
FireRed Its shell is extremely hard. It cannot be shattered, even with a bomb. The shell opens only when it is attacking.
LeafGreen When attacked, it launches its horns in quick volleys. Its innards have never been seen.
Generation IV
Diamond It fights by keeping its shell tightly shut for protection and by shooting spikes to repel foes.
Pearl It fights by keeping its shell tightly shut for protection and by shooting spikes to repel foes.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
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 I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Shellder
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Shellder
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Shellder
Crystal
None Evolve Shellder
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Shellder (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Shellder
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Shellder
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 Snap River
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 10
Endless Level 29
Forever Level 59
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Evolve from Shellder
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 180
166 - 255 328 - 504
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 525   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 85.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Evolved 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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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,
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TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 091.png Spr 1y 091.png Spr 1g 091.png Spr b g1 091.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 091.png Spr 2s 091.png Spr 2c 091.gif Spr b 2g 091.png
Spr 2g 091 s.png Spr 2s 091 s.png Spr 2c 091 s.gif Spr b 2g 091 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 091.png Spr 3e 091.png Spr 3f 091.png Spr b 3r 091.png
Spr 3r 091 s.png Spr 3e 091 s.png Spr 3f 091 s.png Spr b 3r 091 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 091.png Spr 4d 091.png Spr 4h 091.png Spr b 4d 091.png
Spr 4d 091 s.png Spr 4d 091 s.png Spr 4h 091 s.png Spr b 4d 091 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 091.png Spr 5b 091.png Spr b 5b 091.png
Spr 5b 091 s.png Spr 5b 091 s.png Spr b 5b 091 s.png
Cloyster For other sprites and images, please see Cloyster images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Cloyster's Red and Blue sprites, the shell opens up and down, unlike its later sprites which have the shell going left to right. Also, its horn is missing, although the place where the horn normally is is clearly visible on the left (or Cloyster's right); since the bottom part is normal except that it is on the right, it seems as if the head inside has merely rotated, rather than the body being the wrong way around.
  • Cloyster's core resembles a fangless Gastly. Coincidentally, Gastly comes immediately after Cloyster in the National Pokédex.

Origin

It appears to be based off of a bivalve with a black pearl as its head.

Name origin

Cloyster's name may be a combination of cloister, to seclude or shelter oneself, and oyster. It could also be a combination of clam and oyster. Its Japanese name may be a combination of パール pearl and シェル shell.

In other languages

  • German: Austos - from Auster (oyster).
  • French: Crustabri - Crustacé means crustacean, and abri means shelter.
  • Korean: 파르셀 Pareusel

Notes


External links

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