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

Biology

Physiology

Clauncher is a small aquatic Pokémon that resembles lobster or shrimp. Its segmented body is a vivid blue color, with yellow antennae and eyes, and black stripes along its claws and back. Its underbelly is white. Its right claw is significantly larger than its left claw. It has four small blue feet. Clauncher bears a slight resemblance to Corphish.

Behavior

Clauncher is able to use its large claw as a pistol, launching spheres of compressed water to defeat opponents. If it loses a claw in battle, Clauncher is able to grow back a new one. The flesh of a Clauncher's claw is somewhat regarded as a delicacy in both Alola and Galar.

Evolution

Clauncher evolves into Clawitzer at level 37.

Game data

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X and Y Ambrette Town, Route 8, Cyllage City (Good Rod) (X only) Uncommon


Pokédex Entries

  • X

    They knock down flying prey by firing compressed water from their massive claws like shooting a pistol.

  • Y

    Through controlled explosions 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 explosions of internal gas, it can expel water like a pistol shot. At close distances, it can shatter rock.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Stats

Clauncher's Stats
HP
50
Attack
53
Defense
62
Sp. Atk
58
Sp. Def
63
Speed
44
Total
330

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Splash —% 40 Normal Status
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
7 Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
9 Vice Grip 55 100% 30 Normal Physical
12 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special
16 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical
20 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
25 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
30 Crabhammer 100 90% 10 Water Physical
34 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
39 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
43 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
48 Muddy Water 90 85% 10 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Splash —% 40 Normal Status Cute 4 0 ♥
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
7 Water Sport —% 15 Water Status Cute 2 0 ♥
9 Vice Grip 55 100% 30 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
12 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
16 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
20 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 2 3 ♥
25 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
30 Crabhammer 100 90% 10 Water Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
34 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
39 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
43 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
48 Muddy Water 90 85% 10 Water Special Tough 2 2 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Jet Golduck, Seel, Dewgong, Kabuto, Kabutops, Surskit, Empoleon, Bibarel, Buizel, Floatzel, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola, Clauncher, Clawitzer, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina 40 100% 20 Water Physical
Crabhammer Krabby, Kingler, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Clauncher, Clawitzer, Crabrawler 100 90% 10 Water Physical
Endure Kabuto, Kabutops, Corsola, Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status
Entrainment Dewpider, Araquanid 100% 15 Normal Status
Helping Hand Marill, Azumarill, Alomomola, Pyukumuku —% 20 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Jet Golduck, Seel, Dewgong, Kabuto, Kabutops, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola, Clauncher, Clawitzer 40 100% 20 Water Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Crabhammer Krabby, Kingler, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Clauncher, Clawitzer 100 90% 10 Water Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Endure Kabuto, Kabutops, Corsola, Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Entrainment * Seel 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 1 ♥
Helping Hand Marill, Azumarill, Alomomola —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Battle Animation Sprites

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Appearances

Anime

Origin

Clauncher is based on a pistol shrimp. In real life, pistol shrimps are incredibly dangerous despite their small size, as they use a specialized claw to create a hot high-speed bubble to attack prey. It may also be based on American lobsters that turn blue as a result of gene mutation.

Etymology

Clauncher is derived from claw and launcher.

Its Japanese name, Udeppō, comes from 腕 (ude, arm) and 鉄砲 (teppō, gun). It may also derive from depth, as it lives underwater.

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