Grapploct (オトスパス Otosupasu) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Grapploct is a blue octopus-like Pokémon. Its face has a design that is similar to masked wrestler that is yellow in color, with 2 light blue eyes. Its tentacles are black on the underside and have yellow suckers on them. This Pokémon has 4 tentacles as arms, 1 wrapped around its belly as a belt, and 3 as feet. Its head has small jet at the side.

Behavior

Grapploct apparently enjoy challenging various Pokémon in feats of strength, usually against terrestrial (land living) Pokémon. They returns to the sea after the battle is over.

Grapploct and Golisopod living in Galar appear to be each other's prey, with the winner eating the loser of their brawls.

Natural Abilities

According to Pokémon Sword's Pokédex, its body is made of pure muscle, which makes its grip very hard.

Diet

Grapploct consume Golisopod that have lost against them during a brawl.

Evolution

It evolves from Clobbopus when levelled up knowing Taunt.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Evolve Clobbopus Unknown


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    A body made up of nothing but muscle makes the grappling moves this Pokémon performs with its tentacles tremendously powerful.

  • Shield

    Searching for an opponent to test its skills against, it emerges onto land. Once the battle is over, it returns to the sea.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
80
Atk
118
Def
90
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
80
Speed
42
Total
480


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Octolock Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 15
1 Octolock Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 15
1 Octazooka Type Water.gif Special 65 85% 10
1 Rock Smash Type Fighting.gif Physical 40 100% 15
1 Leer Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
1 Feint Type Normal.gif Physical 30 100% 10
1 Bind Type Normal.gif Physical 15 85% 20
15 Detect Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 5
20 Brick Break Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 15
25 Bulk Up Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 20
30 Submission Type Fighting.gif Physical 80 80% 20
35 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
40 Reversal Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 15
45 Superpower Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
50 Topsy-Turvy Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM00 Mega Punch Type Normal.gif Physical 80 85% 20
TM04 Ice Punch Type Ice.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM15 Dig Type Ground.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM36 Whirlpool Type Water.gif Special 35 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM42 Revenge Type Fighting.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM43 Brick Break Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM45 Dive Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TM53 Mud Shot Type Ground.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM55 Brine Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM63 Drain Punch Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM97 Brutal Swing Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 20
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground.gif Physical 75 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR03 Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special 110 80% 5
TR04 Surf Type Water.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR16 Waterfall Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR21 Reversal Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 15
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR39 Superpower Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
TR45 Muddy Water Type Water.gif Special 90 85% 10
TR48 Bulk Up Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 20
TR53 Close Combat Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
TR64 Focus Blast Type Fighting.gif Special 120 70% 5
TR85 Work Up Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR98 Liquidation Type Water.gif Physical 85 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Grapploct can learn, refer to Clobbopus.


By tutoring

Grapploct learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites


Appearences

Anime

Bea's Grapploct debuted in PJ034. It made quick work of Ash's Riolu, handing Ash his first World Coronation Series loss and caused him to fall into a slump.

Trivia

  • Grapploct is the 1st Pokémon to learn Topsy Turvy that is not related to Inkay.
    • Grapploct and its pre-evolution are also similar to Inkay and Malamar in that they are cephalopods that may appear to be Water-types at first glance, but are not.

Origin

Grapploct appears to be based on an octopus and a luchador. Its species name also indicates it may be based on the fighting style of jujitsu. Concerning the cross-examinations of species, while Octillery emphasizes on an octopus's ability to fire ink, Grapploct appears to focus on how an octopus grabs its prey or predators with their tentacles and are able to snare themselves around prey and foes with their elasticity. It may also reference Octopus Wrestling, a practice in which a diver wrestles an octopus and tries to bring it to the surface. Grapploct's Shiny coloration bears a vague resemblance to the Homestar Runner character Strong Bad. It losing its boxing gloves when it evolves from Clobbopus may reference Strong Bad's irritation with people emailing him to ask how he types with boxing gloves on.

Etymology

Grapploct comes from the words grapple, locked, and octopus.

Otosupasu comes from 落とす (otosu, to take someone down), "octopus," and possibly 脅す (odosu, to threaten).

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