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Clamperl (Pokémon)

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Clamperl
Bivalve Pokémon
パールル
Pearlulu
#366
Clamperl

Clamperl

Clamperl

Clamperl
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shell Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Rattled
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Clamperl

Mega Clamperl Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
115.7 lbs. 52.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#366
Kanto
#000
Johto
#176
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#141
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-064
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
142
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
69
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F366.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Gorebyss when traded holding a Deep Sea Scale or into Huntail when traded holding a Deep Sea Tooth.

Biology

Clamperl is an aquatic Pokémon that makes its home on the seafloor. Its bivalve shell is dark blue with a silver rim along the inner edges. The shell is used to clamp down on prey, as well as for protection. A fully-grown shell will have nicks and scratches all over. Inside of the shell is a fragile, light blue body composed of six spherical extensions with a pink, pearl-like head in the center. There is a circular white patch on each cheek. The pearls produced by this Pokémon amplify psychic power, and may be blue as seen in the anime. When it is close to evolution, Clamperl will become too big to fit inside its shell.

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!.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Multiple Clamperl appeared in Going for the Gold!.

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 It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
White 2
Generation VI
X When it evolves, it makes a mysterious pearl that amplifies psychic powers when it's held.
Y It is protected by a sturdy shell. Once in a lifetime, it makes a magnificent pearl.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Underwater on Routes 124 and 126
Emerald
Underwater on Routes 124 and 126
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 219 and 221 (Super Rod)
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 19 (Surfing)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Route 4 (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
Route 4 (Fishing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 12 (Good Rod)

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%)
Black 2 White 2 Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
X Y 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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 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
5050 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeelDewgongMarillAzumarillCorsolaMantine
MiloticGorebyssTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklett
SwannaAlomomola
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Corsola Barrier* Psychic Status —% 30
PoliwagPoliwhirlLaprasSphealSealeoWalrein
ShellosGastrodon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
SeelDewgongHorseaSeadraKingdraLapras
OmanyteOmastarPelipperHuntailPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonTirtougaCarracostaAlomomola
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
LaprasMantine Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
KabutoKabutopsCorsolaStunfisk Endure Normal Status —% 10
WooperQuagsireMudkipRelicanthShellosGastrodon
Stunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon
TympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10
CorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
MantineWingullPelipperTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidMantineWingull
PelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellosGastrodon
DucklettSwannaAlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninja
SkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Clamperl in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

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 
Deep Sea Tooth
Trade
holding Deep Sea Tooth


Huntail
First evolution
Huntail
 Water 
Deep Sea Scale
Trade
holding Deep Sea Scale


Gorebyss
First evolution
Gorebyss
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 366.png Spr b 3r 366.png Spr 3e 366.gif Spr b 3r 366.png Spr 3r 366.png Spr b 3r 366.png
Spr 3r 366 s.png Spr b 3r 366 s.png Spr 3e 366 s.gif Spr b 3r 366 s.png Spr 3r 366 s.png Spr b 3r 366 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 366.png Spr b 4d 366.png Spr 4d 366.png Spr b 4d 366.png Spr 4d 366.png Spr b 4h 366.png
Spr 4d 366 s.png Spr b 4d 366 s.png Spr 4d 366 s.png Spr b 4d 366 s.png Spr 4d 366 s.png Spr b 4d 366 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 366.png Spr b 5b 366.png Spr 5b 366.png Spr b 5b 366.png
Spr 5b 366 s.png Spr b 5b 366 s.png Spr 5b 366 s.png Spr b 5b 366 s.png
Front Back Front Back
366MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Clamperl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Clamperl shares its species name with Shellder and Cloyster. They are all known as the Bivalve Pokémon.
  • Clamperl is the only Pokémon that evolves by trade holding one of two different items.

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 Perl. Similar to Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Clamperl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 진주몽 Jinjumong From 진주 jinju and 몽 (夢) mong, referencing its seemingly "sleeping" appearance.


External links

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