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Crabhammer (move)

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Crabhammer
クラブハンマー Crab Hammer
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Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.

Crabhammer (Japanese: クラブハンマー Crab Hammer) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of Krabby and Kingler.

Effect

Generation I to IV

Crabhammer deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. Crabhammer has 90 base power and 85% accuracy.

Generation V

The accuracy of Crabhammer is increased to 90%.

Generation VI

The base power of Crabhammer is increased to 100.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A move that is used only by Pokémon with pincers. Likely to get a critical hit.
GSC Has a high critical hit ratio.
RSEColo.XD Hammers with a pincer. Has a high critical-hit ratio.
FRLG A large pincer is used to hammer the foe. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSS The foe is hammered with a large pincer. This move has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XY
The target is hammered with a large pincer. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water 35 41 45 41 41 41
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water 42 49 57 56 56 56
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water     35 34 38 38 38
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark     39 38 44 44 44
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water           30
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water           30
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water         KrabbyKinglerCorphishCrawdauntClauncherClawitzer
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
098 098 KrabbyLv.12 Water Pokéwalker - Blue Lake
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Ash Kingler Crabhammer.png Ash Corphish Crabhammer.png Rodman Clauncher Crabhammer.png Brodie Ditto Crabhammer.png
Kingler Corphish Clauncher Ditto transformed as Crawdaunt
The foe is hammered with a large pincer.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
099 Kingler Kingler slams its pincer onto its opponent, or Kingler slams its claw into the ground and a round white energy ball slams into the opponent.
Giovanni's Kingler The Battle of the Badge Debut
Ash's Kingler Round One - Begin! None
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt hits the opponent with its claws. Sometimes they glow white before hitting it.
A Team Aqua Grunt's Crawdaunt Stairway to Devon None
Brodie's Ditto in the form of Crawdaunt Unfair-Weather Friends Used via Transform
Mr. Saridakis's Crawdaunt On Olden Pond None
Kyle's Crawdaunt Strategy with a Smile! None
341 Corphish One or both of Corphish's pincer glows white and it hits its opponent with one of them, or Corphish's pincers glow white and it hits the ground, sending an invisible shockwave at the opponent.
A wild Corphish Which Wurmple's Which? None
Ash's Corphish Gone Corphishin' None
A wild Corphish Cheers on Castaways Isle! None
692 Clauncher A stream of water spirals around Clauncher's right claw. It then jumps and hits the opponent with its claw.
Rodman's Clauncher Going for the Gold! None

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Crabhammer I.png Crabhammer II.png Crabhammer III.png Crabhammer IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Crabhammer V.png Crabhammer PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Crabhammer Stad.png Crabhammer Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 螃蟹拳 Pángxiè Quán
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Krablji Čekić
Denmark Flag.png Danish Krabbehammer
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Krabhamer
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rapumoukari (EP063)
Rapuvasara (original series)
Saksivasara (AG series)
France Flag.png French Pince-Masse
Germany Flag.png German Krabbhammer
Greece Flag.png Greek Σφυρί Οστρακόδερμου
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pukulan Kepiting
Italy Flag.png Italian Martellata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 찝게햄머 Jjipge Hammer
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Krabbehammer
Poland Flag.png Polish Krabomłot
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Martelo Caranguejo
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Martelo Caranguejo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Martillazo


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