Clawitzer (ブロスター Burosutaa) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

Biology

Physiology

Clawitzer is an aquatic Pokémon that bears a resemblance to shrimp and lobsters. Its sky-blue segmented shrimp-like body is relatively small compared to the size of its enormous right claw. Its massive right claw is deep blue in color and resembles the face of a dragon. The claw is segmented and armored, and has two yellow antennae extending out from the back; the bottom part is yellow. This claw functions as an extremely powerful cannon, able to expel cannonballs of water forcefully enough to tear apart tanker hulls. Clawitzer's body is covered in black striped segments.

Behavior

Clawitzer detects prey with the feelers attached to its massive claws before launching cannonballs made out of seawater. These cannonballs have enough strength to not only puncture and submerge a large tanker ship, but also rip through a large metal sheet. Clawitzer uses water released from its rear nozzle to propel forward at 60 knots.

Evolution

Clawitzer evolves from Clauncher at level 37.

Game data

Game locations

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

(X only)

Common


Pokédex entries

  • X

    Their enormous claws launch cannonballs of water powerful enough to pierce tanker hulls.

  • Y

    By expelling water from the nozzle in the back of its claw, it can move at a speed of 60 knots.

  • Omega Ruby

    Their enormous claws launch cannonballs of water powerful enough to pierce tanker hulls.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    By expelling water from the nozzle in the back of its claw, it can move at a speed of 60 knots.

  • Ultra Sun

    It compresses the water it has sucked up and then projects it with enough power to punch a hole right through a thick sheet of iron.

  • Ultra Moon

    Its right arm is packed with meat. When its pincer falls off, it’s exported to be used as a cooking ingredient.


Stats

Clawitzer's Stats
HP
71
Attack
73
Defense
88
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
89
Speed
59
Total
500

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
1 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
1 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
1 Heal Pulse —% 10 Psychic Status
1 Splash —% 40 Normal Status
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
1 Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
1 Vice Grip 55 100% 30 Normal Physical
Evo Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting 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
42 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
49 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
57 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 Heal Pulse —% 10 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
1 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
1 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
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 ♥
42 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
47 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
53 Muddy Water 90 85% 10 Water Special Tough 2 2 ♥
57 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
63 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
67 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special 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.

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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal 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
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
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
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark 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 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 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 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 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 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
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 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 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

To see the Egg Moves that Clawitzer can learn, refer to Clauncher.


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
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Liquidation USUM 85 100% 10 Water 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

Trivia

  • Clawitzer, if compared with Kingler, has a greater sized pincer which is almost four times its own body than Kinger's big pincer which is almost as big as its own body.
  • Clawitzer's physical appearance is very much like the Pistol Shrimp (Alpheidae) . It is unknown if it actually shares the ability to reverse claws, in which the smaller pincer will be the nest dominant pincer if the previously larger pincer is in anyway amputated.
    • Based on its Pokémon Y PokéDex entry, it can creates cavitated (bubbly) water pressure which it can reaches up to 60 knots, on the contrary, pistol shrimps shoots bubbles using their pincer that reaches up to 60 miles per hour instead. Simply put, Clawitzer's bubble-shooting has greater pressure, velocity as well as distance by about 13%.

Origin

Clawitzer is likely based on the pistol shrimp (which have asymmetrical claws, the larger of which can shoot waves of bubbles to stun or kill its prey), mantis shrimp (which can do a similar thing but have symmetrical claws), and lobsters. Its blue-and-cyan color and arm cannon-like claw may also be a reference to Mega Man, whose default color scheme is blue and cyan and whose signature weapon is an arm cannon.

Etymology

Clawitzer's name is directly based from its distinctively humongous claw (biologically a pincer) which is almost four times bigger than its body and the word "howitzer", which is a type of heavy artillery cannon which is also very large in size. Clawitzer's special claw (pincer) which really looks like a howitzer greatly compliments its name.

Burosutā is a portmanteau of "blow," "blaster," and possibly "buster" (from the various Buster weapons in the Mega Man series, which are arm cannons). It's also an anagram of "lobster" written in Japanese (ロブスター, robusutā)

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