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Clamperl
Bivalve Pokémon
パールル
Pearlulu
#366
Clamperl



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shell Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Rattled
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Clamperl
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Weight
115.7 lbs. 52.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
142
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
69
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
Clamperl
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F366.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Clamperl (Japanese: パールル Pearlulu) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Huntail when traded holding a Deep Sea Tooth or into Gorebyss when traded holding a Deep Sea Scale.

Contents

Biology

Clamperl is an aquatic Pokémon that makes its home on the seafloor. Its bivalve shell is dark blue with a silver rim along the inner edges. The shell is used to clamp down on prey, as well as for protection. A fully-grown shell will have nicks and scratches all over. Inside of the shell is a fragile, light blue body composed of six spherical extensions with a pink, pearl-like head in the center, usually depicted with its eyes closed. There is a circular white patch on each cheek.

The pearls produced by this Pokémon amplify psychic power and can be blue in color as seen in the anime. These pearls are also 10 times more valuable than pearls produced by Shellder. It is carnivorous, clamping down on prey without letting go until it stops moving. When it is close to evolution, Clamperl will become too big to fit inside its shell. Clamperl is the only Pokémon that gains extra effects by holding a Deep Sea Tooth or Deep Sea Scale.

In the anime

In the main series

Clamperl in the anime

Major appearances

Clamperl debuted in Clamperl of Wisdom as a resident of Maisie Island. Spoink lost its pearl and took a blue pearl that was created by a Clamperl from Isaiah's lab, thus causing conflict with the Bivalve Pokémon. Team Rocket also wanted to get their hands on the blue pearl.

In The Evolutionary War!, Nancy and Keith each had a Clamperl. It was revealed that Trainers who live on the A-B-C Islands have rivalries over which of Clamperl's evolved forms was stronger.

Minor appearances

In Saved by the Beldum, a Trainer's Clamperl was at the Ever Grande Conference.

A Clamperl appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In New Plot, Odd Lot!, a Coordinator's Clamperl competed in the Performance Stage of the Mulberry Contest.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Clamperl attended Meloetta's concert.

In Going for the Gold!, multiple Clamperl were living in the Ambrette Aquarium.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG093 Clamperl May's Pokédex Clamperl, the Bivalve Pokémon. Clamperl holds a powerful shell that's useful not only in protecting itself, but also in clamping down on prey.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a Clamperl was in the waters that surrounded the Mossdeep Space Center.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIII, Clamperl was a member of Wallace's team that he used during his ascent to Champion. Little is known about it, not even its gender or nickname.

Similar to his apprentice, Juan owns a Clamperl, as shown on the cover of a volume of the Ruby & Sapphire chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Clamperl (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#176
Kanto
#—
Ruby Clamperl's sturdy shell is not only good for protection - it is also used for clamping and catching prey. A fully grown Clamperl's shell will be scored with nicks and scratches all over.
Sapphire Clamperl grows while being protected by its rock-hard shell. When its body becomes too large to fit inside the shell, it is sure evidence that this Pokémon is getting close to evolution.
Emerald A Clamperl slams its shell closed on prey to prevent escape. The pearl it creates upon evolution is said to be infused with a mysterious energy.
FireRed It is protected by a sturdy shell. Once in a lifetime, it makes a magnificent pearl.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When it evolves, it makes a mysterious pearl that amplifies psychic powers when it's held.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
White
Black 2 It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #141
Hoenn
#185
X When it evolves, it makes a mysterious pearl that amplifies psychic powers when it's held.
Y It is protected by a sturdy shell. Once in a lifetime, it makes a magnificent pearl.
Omega Ruby Clamperl's sturdy shell is not only good for protection—it is also used for clamping and catching prey. A fully grown Clamperl's shell will be scored with nicks and scratches all over.
Alpha Sapphire Clamperl grows while being protected by its rock-hard shell. When its body becomes too large to fit inside the shell, it is sure evidence that this Pokémon is getting close to evolution.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #140
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun Despite its appearance, it's carnivorous. It clamps down on its prey with both sides of its shell and doesn't let go until they stop moving.
Ultra Moon Clamperl's pearls are exceedingly precious. They can be more than 10 times as costly as Shellder's pearls.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Underwater (Routes 124 and 126)
Emerald
Underwater (Routes 124 and 126)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 219 and 221 (Super Rod)
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 19 (Surfing during a Swarm)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Route 4 (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
Route 4 (Fishing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 12 (Good Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 107, 124, 126, 128, 129, 130 (Underwater)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 15, Melemele Sea (Fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Lake, Ocean (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 18, Endless Level 12, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (65F-79F), Far-off Sea (65F-75F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F), Bottomless Sea (1F-25F))
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F), Bottomless Sea (1F-25F)
Ranger: SoA
Sea of Wailord
Ranger: GS
Coral Sea
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Echo Valley
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1We
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 392
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Secret Cove (All Areas), Distortion Land: Vast Ocean (All Areas)
Picross
Area 16: Stage 05
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Blue Shard Blue Shard (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Black White Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
X Y Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Pearl Pearl (50%) Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
35
95 - 142 180 - 274
64
62 - 127 119 - 249
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
32
33 - 92 62 - 179
Total:
345
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/17 ★★

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Clamperl's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bubble Clamperl (EX Hidden Legends 58)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS366.png PinRSani366.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani366.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.5%
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP In my lifetime, I can make one pearl, and that's it!
26%-50% HP My health has dipped to approximately halfway down.
1%-25% HP I can't go on... Please save my pearl at least...
Level up All right! I gained a level! My pearl is growing bigger!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 366.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-064
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush366Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 43
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT366.png

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

#538
Shuffle366.png

Mega Boost+
Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.


Pokémon GO
GO366.png Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 133 Base Defense: 135
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Clamperl Candy50
Fast Attacks: Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Body Slam, Ice Beam, Water Pulse

Evolution

Clamperl
Unevolved
Clamperl
 Water 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + Deep Sea Tooth
Trade
holding Deep Sea Tooth
Huntail
First evolution
Huntail
 Water 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + Deep Sea Scale
Trade
holding Deep Sea Scale
Gorebyss
First evolution
Gorebyss
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 366.png Spr b 3r 366.png Spr 3e 366.png Spr b 3r 366.png Spr 3r 366.png Spr b 3r 366.png
Spr 3r 366 s.png Spr b 3r 366 s.png Spr 3e 366 s.png Spr b 3r 366 s.png Spr 3r 366 s.png Spr b 3r 366 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 366.png Spr b 4d 366.png Spr 4d 366.png Spr b 4d 366.png Spr 4d 366.png Spr b 4h 366.png
Spr 4d 366 s.png Spr b 4d 366 s.png Spr 4d 366 s.png Spr b 4d 366 s.png Spr 4d 366 s.png Spr b 4d 366 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 366.png Spr b 5b 366.png Spr 5b 366.png Spr b 5b 366.png
Spr 5b 366 s.png Spr b 5b 366 s.png Spr 5b 366 s.png Spr b 5b 366 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 366.png Spr b 6x 366.png Spr 6x 366.png Spr b 6x 366.png
Spr 6x 366 s.png Spr b 6x 366 s.png Spr 6x 366 s.png Spr b 6x 366 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 366.png Spr b 7s 366.png Spr 7s 366.png Spr b 7s 366.png
Spr 7s 366 s.png Spr b 7s 366 s.png Spr 7s 366 s.png Spr b 7s 366 s.png
Front Back Front Back
366MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Clamperl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Clamperl shares its category with Shellder and Cloyster. They are all known as the Bivalve Pokémon.
  • Clamperl is the only Pokémon that evolves by trade holding one of two different items.

Origin

Clamperl is possibly based on an oyster or a giant clam. Clamperl's appearance and its evolved forms suggest that it could also be based on roe, the eggs of fish and other marine animals.

Name origin

Clamperl is a combination of clamp or clam and pearl.

Pearlulu is a combination of pearl and lulu (slang for someone or something that is exceptional or remarkable). It may also involve لؤلؤ lulu (Arabic for pearl).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese パールル Pearlulu From pearl and lulu (slang for someone or something that is exceptional or remarkable). It may also involve لؤلؤ lulu (Arabic for pearl).
France Flag.png French Coquiperl From coquille and perle
Spain Flag.png Spanish Clamperl Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Perlu From Perle. Similar to Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Clamperl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 진주몽 Zinzumong From 진주 jinju and 몽 (夢) mong, referencing its seemingly "sleeping" appearance
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 珍珠貝 Zhēn Zhū Bèi Literally "Pearl shellfish"


External links


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Pokémon
#367: Huntail Huntail
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