Clawitzer (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Clawitzer
Howitzer Pokémon
ブロスター
Bloster
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Clawitzer



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Mega Launcher Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
55 (13.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Water 3
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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Weight
77.8 lbs. 35.3 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
100
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Clawitzer (Japanese: ブロスター Bloster) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Clauncher starting at level 37.

Biology

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 divided into parts, and four pointed mandibles. Its tail consists of three pointed 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, as is the inner portion of the pincer's last segment, which has three stripes patterning it.

Clawitzer are a territorial species, known to fiercely battle against each other. Clawitzer's massive claw can suck up water and launch it as compressed cannonballs capable of piercing tanker hulls. By using the gases inside its body, water can also be expelled from the nozzle on the back, which allows it to travel at speeds of up to 60 knots. The feelers on Clawitzer's claws can detect the location of its prey. The claw itself is packed with meat, which can be used as a cooking ingredient.

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

Evolution

Clawitzer evolves from Clauncher.

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

 
Unevolved
Clauncher
 Water 

 
First evolution
Clawitzer
 Water 


In the anime

 
Clawitzer in the anime

Major appearances

Clawitzer made its main series debut in A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!, under the ownership of Sawyer. It was used in a battle against Ash and was able to defeat Noivern and Hawlucha before losing to Greninja. It reappeared in Analysis Versus Passion!, where it defeated Talonflame during another battle against Ash before losing to Pikachu.

A Clawitzer appeared in XYS06, where Bonnie hooked onto it while fishing, and it subsequently attacked her. However, Cilan sent out Stunfisk to protect Bonnie.

A Clawitzer appeared in A Festival Reunion!, under the ownership of Lob. It was used to battle Ash and Pikachu in the World Coronation Series, but it was defeated.

Minor appearances

Clawitzer debuted in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Trainer's Clawitzer appeared in Battle Royal 151!, where it competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but was defeated by Pikachu.

A Clawitzer appeared in HZ031. It reappeared in HZ032.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY119 Clawitzer Ash's Pokédex Clawitzer, the Howitzer Pokémon and the evolved form of Clauncher. Clawitzer can travel at nearly 70 miles an hour when it propels itself by shooting water from the back of its claw.

In the manga

 
Clawitzer in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

In Pinsir Glares, Siebold appeared with a Clawitzer in the Lost Hotel.

In the TCG

Main article: Clawitzer (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Clawitzer makes a cameo appearance in the Kalos Pokémon League stage. When the stage transitions to the Flood Chamber, it can be seen in the background along with Blastoise, Wailord, and Piplup.

Trophy information

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!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Clawitzer returns in the background of the Kalos Pokémon League stage.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #033
Hoenn
#—
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.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #350
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #197
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword After using the feelers on its oversized claw to detect the location of prey, Clawitzer launches a cannonball of water at its target.
Shield Clawitzer's right arm is a cannon that launches projectiles made of seawater. Shots from a Clawitzer's cannon arm can sink a tanker.
Generation IX Paldea
#340
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Clawitzer can move through the water at a speed of 60 knots by using gas inside its body to expel water from the back of its claw.
Violet The cannonballs of seawater that Clawitzer launches from its claw are powerful enough to punch through tanker hulls.


   
Clawitzer in the Alola PokédexUSUM Clawitzer in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X
Route 8, Cyllage City, Ambrette Town (Super Rod)
Y
Trade
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Clauncher
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Poni Breaker Coast (Ambush encounter)
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 (5★, 6★)
Violet
South Province: South Paldean Sea
North Province: North Paldean Sea
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2We
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Upside-Down Island (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Greninja Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Lental SeafloorLevel 2+
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Prasino Woods: Stage 570
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Siebold & Clawitzer


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
71
131 - 178 252 - 346
73
70 - 137 135 - 269
88
83 - 154 162 - 302
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
89
84 - 155 164 - 304
59
57 - 122 110 - 238
Total:
500
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 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
011 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
011 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Vise Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
011 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
4242 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
4949 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
5656 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
6363 Crabhammer Water Physical 100100 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clawitzer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clawitzer
  • 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
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 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
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
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
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
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
TM148  TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 Clawitzer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Clawitzer
  • 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 Clawitzer
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clawitzer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clawitzer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Clawitzer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Clawitzer

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lock-On Clawitzer BREAK (Steam Siege 35)

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.33 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#698
 

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 174 Base Attack: 221 Base Defense: 171
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Smack Down
Charged Attacks: Water Pulse, Dark Pulse, Ice Beam, Crabhammer
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #114
Clawitzer are very territorial, and they are known to fight fiercely among each other. The cannonballs of water that they launch from their claws can break through walls and shatter big boulders.

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 Clawitzer images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

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.

Name origin

Clawitzer may be a combination of claw and howitzer.

Bloster may be a combination of blow, lobster, and blaster. It is also an anagram of lobster.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ブロスター Bloster From blow, lobster, and blaster
  French Gamblast From gambas and blast
  Spanish Clawitzer Same as English name
  German Wummer From Wumme and Hummer
  Italian Clawitzer Same as English name
  Korean 블로스터 Bloster Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 鋼炮臂蝦 / 钢炮臂虾 Gāngpàobìxiā From 鋼炮 / 钢炮 gāngpào, , and 龍蝦 / 龙虾 lóngxiā
  Cantonese Chinese 鋼炮臂蝦 Gōngpaaubeihàh From 鋼炮 gōngpaau, bei, and 龍蝦 lùhnghàh


External links

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