Clawitzer is a crustacean Pokémon that resembles a bright blue shrimp. Its body is divided into several segments by black ridges and there are three small spikes behind its head. It has semicircular, yellow eyes, a black stripe across its face, and three pointed mandibles. Its tail consists of three rectangular fins: two black ones and one bright blue one. It lacks legs but has two clawed arms. The left claw is smaller and is dark blue with a black stripe along the back and a yellow tip. The right claw is a pincer larger than Clawitzer's body. The pincer is dark blue with a pair of thin, yellow antennae on top, three overlapping segments with a black stripe along the back edge, and four black spikes attached to the back of the last segment. The movable lower portion of the pincer is yellow.
Clawitzer's massive claw can suck up water and launch compressed cannonballs capable of piercing tanker hulls. Water can also be expelled from the nozzle on the back, which allows it to travel at speeds up to 60 knots. The feelers on Clawitzer's claws can detect the location of its prey. Its massive claw is packed with meat, which can be used as a cooking ingredient.
NA: Clawitzer's right claw is so massive, we wouldn't be surprised if you thought it was this Pokémon's actual body. The name Howitzer Pokémon is no accident - it can pierce the hull of a ship with the watery cannonballs it fires. Unless you've got a water gun that can match that, we'd suggest skipping the water fight with this one.
PAL: Clawitzer's right claw is so enormous, you might mistake that for its body. As implied by the fact that it's the Howitzer Pokémon, that giant claw launches cannonballs (albeit water ones) with terrifying force. If you come at it with a water pistol, you'll find yourself more than a little outmatched. Clawitzer's blasts can pierce tanker hulls!
Clawitzer appears to be based on a pistol shrimp, with its oversized claw and its ability to expel powerful blasts of water from its claw. Its deep blue coloration may be based upon Procambarus alleni, though it may also be a reference to mutated American lobsters. Its curved body is often seen in real-world shrimps and prawns, typically when moulting or cleaning.