Talk:Clauncher (Pokémon)

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It's based on a pistol shrimp. Glad I could help. - unsigned comment from Magic0loc0 (talkcontribs)


Like Magic0loc0 said, it's based off of a pistol shrimp (, 1369663462926.jpg). The asymmetrical claws, along with the Clauncher aspect of it's name make it definitely a source of inspiration, if not the only inspiration. Dakar (talk) 15:04, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Trivia about the Water Gun Pokémon

Since Clauncher is classified as the Water Gun Pokémon, can someone add in the Trivia section that it is one of a few Pokémon whose species name in English is the same as the name of a move? --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 05:28, 13 June 2013 (UTC)


For the physiology section, could the below statement, or something similar to it be added to the article please?

Clauncher are Crustacean-esque Pokémon that are mainly cyan in colour. Their physique resembles that of a shrimp, prawn, lobster, or crayfish. Clauncher have two broad, yellow antennae atop their carapace (head segment). They have two chelae (crustacean claws); one chela does not form a pincer, and is instead, a sharp point and the other chela is significantly larger, with two parts, forming a classic pincer. The lower part of this pincer is smaller, and yellow. They have black-grey stripes along the end of each abdominal segment, and around their chelae. They have small cyan legs that are curved and come to a point. Clauncher have a light grey underside, three pointy mouth-parts, round yellow eyes with a small, black pupil, and two small trapezium-shaped uropods (tail-parts) protruding from their lower abdomen. they have a horizontal line encompassing the front of its carapace, in line with its eyelids, up until a second vertical line that encompasses its carapace completely. They have light grey segments on the parts of legs and chelae closest to their body.

Thank you.--ShinyPatch (talk) 21:14, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Korean name for Clauncher

Its Korean name is 완철포 Wancheolpo.

  • 완철 wancheol sounds like the English word "launcher", but not quite. I'm not sure if this was intentional. I'll sort it out later. -- Nick15 (talk) 18:11, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
  • 완(腕) wan means "forearm"
  • 철포 cheolpo is from the Korean reading of 鉄砲, which is the (specifically?) Japanese word for "gun" (てっぽう teppō)
I also can't shake the feeling that 완철 wancheol was chosen because of its similar sound to 란처 ran'cheo ("launcher"). I mean, otherwise Pokemon Korea would have used 조총(鳥銃) instead... -- Nick15 (talk) 20:08, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Game exclusive

I heard that Clauncher will be exclusive to X and Inkay and Malamar to Y. Has this at all been confirmed? PokefanRだいすきクラブ 02:39, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, but it's Skrelp that'll be exclusive to Y, not Inkay. The other version exclusives known at this point are Swirlix in X / Spritzee in Y and, of course, Xerneas and Yveltal. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 02:49, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. My mistake. PokefanRだいすきクラブ 03:21, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

EV Yield

I caught a Clauncher with a newly hatched Honedge in my party, used a reset bag immediately after, and SpA went down by 1. That should be the base EV yield, shouldn't it? Gadvac (talk) 23:24, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

I believe so. I'll go ahead and add it. Good research. --Wynd Fox 23:35, 9 November 2013 (UTC)