Crabhammer (move)

Crabhammer
クラブハンマー Crab Hammer
Crabhammer VIII.png
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Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Crabhammer (Japanese: クラブハンマー Crab Hammer) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of Krabby and Kingler.

Effect

Generations I to IV

Crabhammer deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. Crabhammer has 90 base power and 85% accuracy.

Crabhammer can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if either the move Rain Dance or Swords Dance was used in the prior turn.

Generation V

The accuracy of Crabhammer is increased to 90%.

Generation VI

The base power of Crabhammer is increased to 100.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A move that is used only by Pokémon with pincers. Likely to get a critical hit.
GSC Has a high critical hit ratio.
RSEColo.XD Hammers with a pincer. Has a high critical-hit ratio.
FRLG A large pincer is used to hammer the foe. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is hammered with a large pincer. This move has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is hammered with a large pincer. Critical hits land more easily.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3 35 41 45 41 41 41 41SMUSUM
36PE
44
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3 42 49 57 56 56 56 56SMUSUM
41PE
54
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 35RSE
34FRLG
38 38 38XY
43ORAS
43 44
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 39RSE
38FRLG
44 44 44XY
48ORAS
48 52
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3 30 30 55SwSh
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3 30 30 63SwSh
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3 37
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
098   KrabbyLv. 12
  Water 3 Water 3 Pokéwalker - Blue Lake
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Crabhammer is a move with 18 base power, 88% accuracy, and 12 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front. This move has an increased critical hit ratio.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 77.44%.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Crabhammer is a Charged Attack that has been available since August 23, 2019.

  Crabhammer
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 85
Energy cost 50  
Duration 1.9 seconds
Damage window 1.5 - 1.75 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 85
Energy cost 50  
Secondary effect   2 Attack
Effect chance 12.5%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
    
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • January 11, 2021
    • Power: 75 → 85

In the anime

       
Kingler Corphish Clauncher Clawitzer
The user hammers the target with a large pincer.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Kingler Kingler slams its pincer onto its opponent; or, Kingler slams its claw into the ground, causing a white ball of energy to fly into the opponent.
Giovanni's Kingler The Battle of the Badge Debut
Ash's Kingler Round One - Begin! None
  Crawdaunt Crawdaunt hits the opponent with its claws. Sometimes, the pincers glow white before hitting it; or, one of Crawdaunt's pincers becomes surrounded by water and it hits the opponent with it.
A Team Aqua Grunt's Crawdaunt Stairway to Devon None
Brodie's Ditto in the form of Crawdaunt Unfair Weather Friends Used via Transform
Mr. Saridakis's Crawdaunt On Olden Pond None
Kyle's Crawdaunt Strategy with a Smile! None
A wild Crawdaunt A Fiery Training Camp Trick! None
  Corphish One or both of Corphish's pincers glow white and it hits its opponent with one of them; or, Corphish's pincers glow white and it hits the ground with them, sending an invisible shock wave at the opponent.
A wild Corphish Which Wurmple's Which? None
Ash's Corphish Gone Corphishin' None
A wild Corphish Cheers on Castaways Isle! None
  Clauncher A stream of water spirals around Clauncher's right claw. It then jumps and hits the opponent with its claw.
Rodman's Clauncher Going for the Gold! None
  Clawitzer Clawitzer's big claw becomes surrounded in water and then it charges at the opponent until it strikes the opponent.
Sawyer's Clawitzer A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! None
Lob's Clawitzer A Festival Reunion! None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蟹鉗錘 Háaihkìhm Chèuih *
螃蟹刀 Pòhngháaih Dōu *
Mandarin 蟹钳锤 Xièqián Chuí *
螃蟹拳 Pángxiè Quán*
  Croatian Krablji Čekić
  Czech Kladivo
  Danish Krabbehammer
  Dutch Krabhamer
  Finnish Rapumoukari (EP063)
Rapuvasara (original series)
Saksivasara (RS series)
  French Pince-Masse
  German Krabbhammer
  Greek Σφυρί Οστρακόδερμου
  Indonesian Pukulan Kepiting
  Italian Martellata
  Korean 찝게햄머 Jjipgehaemmeo
  Norwegian Krabbehammer
  Polish Krabomłot*
Młot*
Atak Szczypiec*
Uderzenie Kraba*
Portuguese   Brazil Martelo Caranguejo (Pokémon GO, anime, TCG, manga)
Martelo (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Martelo de Caranguejo (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Martelo Caranguejo
Martelada (XY022)
Spanish   Latin America Martillazo (previously)
Golpe Martillo (present)
  Spain Martillazo
  Swedish Krabbhammare
  Thai ค้อนก้ามปู
  Vietnamese Búa Càng



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