Grapploct (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Grapploct
Jujitsu Pokémon
オトスパス
Otosupus
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Grapploct



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Unknown
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Abilities
Limber Cacophony
Cacophony
Technician
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Human-Like
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
86.0 lbs. 39.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
168
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
50
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Grapploct (Japanese: オトスパス Otosupus) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Clobbopus when leveled up while knowing Taunt.

Biology

Grapploct is a blue, amphibious, octopus-like Pokémon with a yellow jagged eyemask-like marking, suckers, and what appears to be a breathing organ on the side of its head, which can also be used to squirt out ink and perform special moves. It has a dark blue underside and cyan eyes. Four of its eight tentacles act as arms, three act as legs and one is wrapped round its waist. Its mouth is hidden under the bottom flap of its head.

With a body made of pure muscle, Grapploct possesses very powerful grip strength. It enjoys fighting opponents, and moves onto the land to fight them before returning to its ocean home. Golisopod is the natural predator or prey of Grapploct, depending on who wins the fight.

Grapploct is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Octolock.

In the anime

 
Grapploct in the anime

Major appearances

Grapploct debuted in Solitary and Menacing!, under the ownership of Bea. It was first seen battling the Karate Master of the Fighting Dojo and defeating his Hitmonchan. Bea then used Grapploct as her second Pokémon in her World Coronation Series battle against Ash. It went up against his Riolu and won. Grapploct has since made multiple reappearances.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN034 Grapploct Ash's Rotom Phone Grapploct, the Jujitsu Pokémon. A Fighting type. Grapploct's entire body is made of overlapping muscles. Its tentacles have terrifying power for squeezing attacks.

In the manga

 
Grapploct in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Grapploct appeared in JNM11, under the ownership of Bea.

Pokémon Adventures

Bea's Grapploct first appeared in a fantasy during the Sword & Shield chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Grapploct (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#352
Galar
Isle of Armor #130
Sinnoh
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Sword A body made up of nothing but muscle makes the grappling moves this Pokémon performs with its tentacles tremendously powerful.
Shield Searching for an opponent to test its skills against, it emerges onto land. Once the battle is over, it returns to the sea.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 9, Lake of Outrage, West Lake Axewell (Wanderer)
North Lake Miloch, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable



Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
118
110 - 187 216 - 368
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Total:
480
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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Octolock Fighting Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Octazooka Water Special 06565 08585% 10
011 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
Evo.Evo. Octolock Fighting Status 0000 100100% 15
1515 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
2020 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 15
2525 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 Submission Fighting Physical 08080 08080% 20
3535 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
4040 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
4545 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
5050 Topsy-Turvy Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grapploct
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grapploct

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grapploct
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grapploct

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
     Circle Throw Fighting Physical 60 90% 10
  Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
    Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
     Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
      
     
Soak Water Status 100% 20
      
      
  
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grapploct in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Grapploct in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grapploct
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grapploct

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grapploct
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grapploct

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 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 Grapploct
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grapploct

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 209 Base Defense: 162
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:
Fast Attacks: Rock Smash, Waterfall
Charged Attacks: Brick Break, Ice Punch, Superpower, Surf

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Clobbopus
 Fighting 
  +  
Level up
knowing Taunt
 
First evolution
Grapploct
 Fighting 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Grapploct images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Grapploct appears to be based on an octopus with jujutsu fighter motifs. Its face design appears to be based on a wrestling mask, while the tentacle around its waist resembles a martial artist's belt. It may also reference octopus wrestling practices popular on the West Coast of the United States during the 1960s, which involved a diver grappling with a large octopus in shallow water and dragging it to the surface.

Name origin

Grapploct may be a combination of grapple, octopus, and locked.

Otosupus may be a combination of 落とす otosu (to take someone down) and octopus.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese オトスパス Otosupus From 落とす otosu and octopus
  French Krakos From kraken and possibly Kratos
  Spanish Grapploct Same as English name
  German Kaocto From K.O. and octopus
  Italian Grapploct Same as English name
  Korean 케오퍼스 Keopus From K.O. and octopus
  Cantonese Chinese 八爪武師 Baatjáaumóuhsī From 八爪魚 baatjáauyú and 武師 móuhsī
  Mandarin Chinese 八爪武師 / 八爪武师 Bāzhuǎwǔshī From 八爪魚 / 八爪鱼 bāzhuǎyú and 武師 / 武师 wǔshī


Related articles

External links

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