Clay (Masters)


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Clay
ヤーコン Yakon
Spr Masters Clay.png
Clay's model
No. 40
English voice actor Unknown
Japanese voice actor Naomi Kusumi[1]
Description This Ground-type Gym Leader runs a mining company in Unova. He is a bit pushy but is admired by his employers and the community for his strong sense of justice.

Clay (Japanese: ヤーコン Yakon) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series games. He forms a sync pair with Palpitoad and its evolved form, Seismitoad. This sync pair has been available since the game release.

Palpitoad → Seismitoad

Palpitoad can evolve into Seismitoad once it has reached level 30 through its sync pair story Palpitoad's Evolution.

    Type   Ground
Move type   Ground
Role   Tech
Base Potential ★★★
Palpitoad Weakness   Grass
When they vibrate the bumps on their heads, they can make waves in water or earthquake-like vibrations on land.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 521 231 160 183 177 270
Lv. 140, Max Potential 641 291 220 243 237 330
Mega Palpitoad
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential


    Type   Ground
Move type   Ground
Role   Tech
Base Potential ★★★
Seismitoad Weakness   Grass
It increases the power of its punches by vibrating the bumps on its fists. It can turn a boulder to rubble with one punch.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 533 250 164 186 181 290
Lv. 140, Max Potential 653 310 224 246 241 350
Mega Seismitoad
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Clay is available in the general sync pair scout, and has been since the game's release.

Moves

Clay's Palpitoad uses Ground Sync Impact as its sync move. Upon evolution, Seismitoad learns the upgraded Rock-Bottom Bulldoze.

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Mud Shot Ground
 
Special 2 39 46 95% An opponent Lowers the target's Speed by 1 stat rank.
X Sp. Def None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2 stat ranks.
Bulldoze Ground
 
Physical 3 80 96 100% All opponents Lowers the target's Speed by 1 stat rank.
It Ain't Over! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Speed by 2 stat ranks. Applies the Enduring effect to the user.
Sync moves
Ground Sync Impact Ground
 
Physical 200 240 An opponent No additional effect.
Rock-Bottom Bulldoze Ground
 
Physical 200 240 An opponent The more the target's Speed has been lowered, the greater the power of this attack.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Antitoxin Prevents the user from getting poisoned or badly poisoned.
Theme Skills
  Ground Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Ground-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
  Unova Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
  Gym Leader Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
  Veteran Trainer Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Rock Lover Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Expedition Skills
 Soothing ↑ 1  Wistful ↑ 1 Raises the following discovery levels by 1:
 Soothing Crystal
 Wistful Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Clay and Palpitoad/Seismitoad is an expanded grid, made available on November 25, 2022.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 2
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 4 48 2
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Mud Shot: Power +4 Mud Shot: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Mud Shot: Power +4 Mud Shot: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Mud Shot: Power +4 Mud Shot: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Mud Shot: Power +4 Mud Shot: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Mud Shot: Power +4 Mud Shot: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Mud Shot: Accuracy Mud Shot: Accuracy ↑ +5 3 36 2
Mud Shot: Move Gauge Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Mud Shot: Trip Up 9 Lowers the target’s Speed by one stat rank when the user’s attack move against it is successful. 10 120 3
Bulldoze: Power +3 Bulldoze: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bulldoze: Power +3 Bulldoze: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bulldoze: Power +3 Bulldoze: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bulldoze: Power +3 Bulldoze: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Bulldoze: Power +3 Bulldoze: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Bulldoze: Move Gauge Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Bulldoze: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a chance (50%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 3
X Sp. Def: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
It Ain't Over!: Berserker 1 Raises the user’s Attack by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 8 96 2
It Ain't Over!: Move Gauge Refresh 9 Charges the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 8 96 3
Haste Speed cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Sand Shelter Protects the user from damage from a sandstorm. 5 60 1
Virulent Toxin 3 Powers up the user’s sync move when the target is poisoned or badly poisoned. 7 84 2
Refreshing Rain 1 Restores the user’s HP whenever its Pokémon takes an action while the weather is rainy. 8 96 2
Racing Rain 2 Quickly charges the move gauge when the weather is rainy. 9 108 2
Toxic Chance 2 Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target poisoned when a move targeting that opponent is successful. 10 120 3
Ramming Speed The more the user’s Speed is raised, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 3
Hunter's Instinct The more the target’s Speed is lowered, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 3
Brute Wits The more the user’s Sp. Def is raised, the more it powers up the user’s sync move. 10 120 3
Sync Burst 1 Restores 1 MP for the user the first time its sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
Rock-Bottom Bulldoze: Power +25 Rock-Bottom Bulldoze: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Rock-Bottom Bulldoze: Power +25 Rock-Bottom Bulldoze: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Battle appearances

Clay and Seismitoad can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Clay appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

  • A Day with Clay

Evolution

Name Trainer Pokémon Price First-Time Rewards
Palpitoad's Evolution  
Hapu
 
Mudsdale
Weakness:  
 Evolution Shard ×5 Palpitoad evolves into Seismitoad
 Gems ×30

Quotes

Main article: Clay/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

     
VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX
Clay and Palpitoad on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Clay's sync move mindscape
(Twist Mountain)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Trivia

Origin

Clay's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. Palpitoad is a Pokémon that Clay uses in his Gym battle with the player in Black and White. Both Palpitoad and Seismitoad are used by Clay in the Pokémon World Tournament in Black 2 and White 2. Palpitoad's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Black. Seismitoad's Dex entry comes from Pokémon White.

In other languages

It Ain't Over!

Language Title
  Japanese へこたれねえよ Hekotarenē yo
Mandarin Chinese 我才不會洩氣! Wǒ cái bùhuì Xièqì!
  French On perdra pas pour si peu !
  German Wirf die Flinte nicht ins Korn!
  Italian Su col morale!
  Korean 주저앉지않아 Jujeo-anji-ana
  Spanish ¡Derrumbarse, jamás!

Rock-Bottom Bulldoze

Language Title
  Japanese ちょっとクセのある じならし Chotto Kuse no Aru Jinarashi
Mandarin Chinese 自我風格略強之 重踏 Zìwǒ Fēnggé lüè Qiáng zhī Zhòngtà
  French Vindiou, ça secoue ! Piétisol !
  German Dampfwalze der Eigenwilligkeit
  Italian Battiterra stravagante
  Korean 조금 별난 땅고르기 Jogeum Byeonnan Ttanggoreugi
  Spanish Terratemblor del As Subterráneo


References

  1. Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)



Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
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Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaineChase
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariReiRileyDahliaVolo
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenora
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDanaKatherineTierno
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEvePetey
Paldea NemonaPennyIonoGrushaGeetaJacq
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckKiyoShadow TriadTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break


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