Clauncher (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Clauncher
Water Gun Pokémon
ウデッポウ
Udeppou
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Clauncher



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Mega Launcher Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
225 (39.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
18.3 lbs. 8.3 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
66
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
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Def
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Clauncher (Japanese: ウデッポウ Udeppou) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Clawitzer starting at level 37.

Biology

Clauncher is a crustacean Pokémon that resembles a bright blue shrimp. It has three pairs of light gray legs; two pairs have simple blue spikes, while the foremost pair forms a larger set of claws. One claw forms a single, sharp point; and the other is much larger and forms a more traditional pincer, with a tiny yellow lower claw and a yellow circular pattern with two stripes on the back. Each front claw has a black stripe across the top. It has a pair of yellow antennae on top of its head, yellow eyes, and three pointed mandibles. There are three black stripes along its back that separate its body into segments, and it has a light gray underside. Two black, rectangular fins form its tail.

Clauncher's large claw gives it a poor sense of balance and makes it difficult to swim straight. Instead, it moves by firing compressed water from this claw. This is achieved through controlled expulsions of internal gas. Additionally, it uses this ability to shoot down flying prey and can shatter rock at close range. Occasionally, its claws will fall off, causing it to go into hiding until the claws grow back. The meat inside its claws is said to be delicious; however, it has a characteristic taste that is not universally loved. Clauncher's claws are a popular delicacy in places like Galar and Paldea. Dreepy is known to bite on Clauncher, although it does not actually feed on them; this is said to be a behavior carried over from when it was alive.

From Generation VIII onward, Clauncher and its evolved form, Clawitzer, are the only known Pokémon that can have Mega Launcher as an Ability.

Evolution

Clauncher evolves into Clawitzer.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Clauncher
 Water 

 
First evolution
Clawitzer
 Water 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #032
Hoenn
#—
X They knock down flying prey by firing compressed water from their massive claws like shooting a pistol.
Y Through controlled expulsions 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 expulsions of internal gas, it can expel water like a pistol shot. At close distances, it can shatter rock.
Generation VII Alola
 US  UM : #349
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #196
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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.
Generation IX Paldea
#339
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet This Pokémon launches water by detonating gas inside its right claw. It snipes flying Pokémon.
Violet Clauncher's claws will regrow if they fall off. The meat inside the claws is edible, but it has a distinct flavor that doesn't appeal to all tastes.


   
Clauncher in the Alola PokédexUSUM Clauncher in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X
Route 8, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City (Good Rod)
Y
Trade
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Routes 105, 106, 107, 108, and 109 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Breed Clawitzer
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Sword Expansion Pass
Workout Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea, Insular Sea, Honeycalm Sea, Honeycalm Island
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet
Union Circle
Tera Raid Battle Search (2★)
Violet
South Province: South Paldean Sea
East Province: East Paldean Sea
West Province: West Paldean Sea
North Province: North Paldean Sea
Tera Raid Battles (2★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1We
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Moonlit Island (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Upside-Down Island (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Greninja Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Prasino Woods: Stage 565


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
Total:
330
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.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
055 Vise Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
1010 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
1515 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
2020 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
2525 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
3030 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3535 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
4545 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
5050 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
5555 Crabhammer Water Physical 100100 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clauncher
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clauncher
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM021  TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM045  TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM112  TM112 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM196  TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM209  TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TM214  TM214 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clauncher
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Clauncher
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
Entrainment Normal Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Clauncher
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clauncher
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clauncher
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 3.33 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#697
 

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 108 Base Defense: 117
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Smack Down
Charged Attacks: Aqua Jet, Water Pulse, Crabhammer

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Clauncher
 Water 
 
Level 37
 
First evolution
Clawitzer
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Clauncher images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Clauncher in the anime

Major appearances

Misty's Clauncher

Misty caught a Clauncher in A Fated Face-Off!.

Other

Clauncher debuted in Going for the Gold!, under the ownership of Rodman. It was originally caught for the purpose of entertaining guests at the Ambrette Aquarium, but it did not like that responsibility and became lazy and unfriendly towards others. Its behavior eventually improved after it helped save Clemont's Dedenne from Team Rocket after Ash's Pikachu destroyed their submarine.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY022 Clauncher Ash's Pokédex Clauncher, the Water Gun Pokémon. Clauncher fires compressed water from the arm gun on its right claw and damages foes with the impact from the water.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN138 Clauncher Ash's Rotom Phone Clauncher, the Water Gun Pokémon. A Water type. By detonating gas that accumulates inside its right claw, Clauncher shoots water to defeat its enemies.
JN138 Clauncher Team Rocket's Rotom Phone After a Clauncher's claw falls off, it grows back right away, and I hear it's highly sought after.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Clauncher (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Seeing as how it fires water from its claw, Clauncher is likely based on a pistol shrimp. Its blue color scheme may be based on the Procambarus alleni, though it may also be a reference to mutated American lobsters.

Name origin

Clauncher may be a combination of claw and launcher.

Udeppou may be a combination of 水鉄砲 mizudeppou (water gun) and 腕 ude (arm).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ウデッポウ Udeppou From 水鉄砲 mizudeppou and ude
  French Flingouste From flingue and langoustine
  Spanish Clauncher Same as English name
  German Scampisto From Scampi and Pistole
  Italian Clauncher Same as English name
  Korean 완철포 Wancheolpo From 완 (腕) wan, 철포 (鉄砲) cheolpo, and possibly launcher
  Mandarin Chinese 鐵臂槍蝦 / 铁臂枪虾 Tiěbìqiāngxiā From 鐵臂 / 铁臂 tiěbì, 槍 / 枪 qiāng, and 槍蝦 / 枪虾 qiāngxiā
  Cantonese Chinese 鐵臂槍蝦 Titbeichēunghàh From 鐵臂 titbei, chēung, and 槍蝦 chēunghàh


Related articles

External links

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