Clauncher (Pokémon)

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Dragalge #691: Dragalge
Pokémon
#693: Clawitzer Clawitzer
Clauncher
Water Gun Pokémon
ウデッポウ
Udeppou
#692
Clauncher



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Mega Launcher Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
225 (39.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
18.3 lbs. 8.3 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
66
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Clauncher (Japanese: ウデッポウ Udeppou) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Clawitzer starting at level 37.

Biology

Clauncher is a crustacean Pokémon that resembles a bright blue shrimp. It has three pairs of the light gray legs; two pairs have simple blue spikes, while the foremost pair forms a larger set of claws. One claw forms a single, sharp point and the other is much larger and forms a more traditional pincer with a tiny yellow claw. Each front claw has a black stripe across the top. It has a pair of yellow antennae on top of its head, yellow eyes, and three pointed mandibles. There are three black stripes along its back that separate its body into segments, and it has a light gray underside. Two black, rectangular fins form its tail.

Clauncher's large claw gives it a poor sense of balance and makes it difficult to swim straight. Instead, it moves by firing compressed water from this claw. This is achieved through controlled expulsions of internal gas. Additionally, it uses this ability to shoot down flying prey and can shatter rock at close range. Occasionally, its claws will fall off and it keeps a low profile until they grow back. The meat inside its claws is said to be delicious; therefore, it is a popular delicacy in places like Galar.

In the anime

Clauncher in the anime

Major appearances

Clauncher debuted in Going for the Gold!, under the ownership of Rodman. It was originally caught for the purpose of entertaining guests at the Ambrette Aquarium, but it did not like that responsibility and became lazy and unfriendly towards others. Its behavior eventually improved after it helped save Clemont's Dedenne from Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY022 Clauncher Ash's Pokédex Clauncher, the Water Gun Pokémon. Clauncher fires compressed water from the arm gun on its right claw and damages foes with the impact from the water.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Clauncher (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #032
Hoenn
#—
X They knock down flying prey by firing compressed water from their massive claws like shooting a pistol.
Y Through controlled expulsions of internal gas, it can expel water like a pistol shot. At close distances, it can shatter rock.
Omega Ruby They knock down flying prey by firing compressed water from their massive claws like shooting a pistol.
Alpha Sapphire Through controlled expulsions of internal gas, it can expel water like a pistol shot. At close distances, it can shatter rock.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #349
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun Its claws occasionally fall off, and it keeps a low profile until they grow back. The meat of its claws is so delicious!
Ultra Moon It moves around by jetting water from its right pincer. It has a poor sense of balance, so it's terrible at swimming straight.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #196
Sword Clauncher's claws can fall off during battle, but they'll regenerate. The meat inside the claws is popular as a delicacy in Galar.
Shield By detonating gas that accumulates in its right claw, this Pokémon launches water like a bullet. This is how Clauncher defeats its enemies.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X
Route 8, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City (Good Rod)
Y
Trade
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Routes 105, 106, 107, 108, and 109 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Breed Clawitzer
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Workout SeaSw, Stepping-Stone SeaSw, Insular SeaSw, Honeycalm SeaSw, Honeycalm IslandSw

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1We
Shuffle
Prasino Woods: Stage 565
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Moonlit Island (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Upside-Down Island (All Areas)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
Total:
330
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 —% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
055 Vise Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
1010 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
1515 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
2020 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
2525 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
3030 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3535 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
4040 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 —% 20
4545 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
5050 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
5555 Crabhammer Water Physical 100100 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clauncher
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clauncher
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR56Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR78Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clauncher
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clauncher
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckMarill
AzumarillWooperQuagsireMiloticSkrelpDragalge
Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathTentacoolTentacruelKrabby
KinglerHorseaSeadraMarillAzumarillPolitoed
CorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineKingdraLotad
LombreLudicoloCorphishCrawdauntTympolePalpitoad
SeismitoadPopplioBrionnePrimarinaDewpiderAraquanid
Pincurchin
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
DewpiderAraquanid Entrainment Normal Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Clauncher in Generation VIII
  • 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 Clauncher in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clauncher
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clauncher
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh IoA Terrain Pulse Normal Special 50 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clauncher
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clauncher
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT692.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#697
Shuffle692.png

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.


Evolution

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Unevolved
Clauncher
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 37
693Clawitzer.png
First evolution
Clawitzer
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 692.png Spr b 6x 692.png Spr 6x 692.png Spr b 6x 692.png
Spr 6x 692 s.png Spr b 6x 692 s.png Spr 6x 692 s.png Spr b 6x 692 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 692.png Spr b 7s 692.png Spr 7s 692.png Spr b 7s 692.png
Spr 7s 692 s.png Spr b 7s 692 s.png Spr 7s 692 s.png Spr b 7s 692 s.png
Front Back Front Back
692MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Clauncher images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Seeing as how it fires water from its claw, Clauncher is likely based on a pistol shrimp. Its blue color scheme may be based on the Procambarus alleni, though it may also be a reference to mutated American lobsters.

Name origin

Clauncher may be a combination of claw and launcher.

Udeppou is derived from 水鉄砲 mizudeppou (water gun) and 腕 ude (arm).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ウデッポウ Udeppou From 水鉄砲 mizudeppou (water gun) and 腕 ude (arm)
France Flag.png French Flingouste From flingue and langoustine
Spain Flag.png Spanish Clauncher Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Scampisto From Scampi and Pistole
Italy Flag.png Italian Clauncher Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 완철포 Wancheolpo From 완 (腕) wan, 철포 (鉄砲) cheolpo, and possibly launcher
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鐵臂槍蝦 Titbeichēunghàh From 鐵臂 titbei, chēung, and 槍蝦 chēunghàh
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鐵臂槍蝦 Tiěbìqiāngxiā From 鐵臂 tiěbì, qiāng, and 槍蝦 qiāngxiā


External links

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