Misty's Clauncher

Misty's Clauncher
カスミのウデッポウ Kasumi's Udeppou
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Misty's Clauncher
Debuts in JN138
Caught at Unknown
Gender Male[1]
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
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This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Clauncher Yūji Ueda N/A

Misty's Clauncher (Japanese: カスミウデッポウ Kasumi's Udeppou) was a Pokémon that Misty caught in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, and her twelfth overall.

History

 
Clauncher and Misty

Clauncher first appeared in JN138, when he grabbed Ash's Pikachu's tail with his pincer. Corphish came to his defense, and after a quick scuffle Ash decided he wanted to catch the Water Gun Pokémon. However, he was stopped by Misty, who also wanted to catch him, giving Clauncher a chance to flee. Misty then revealed that she had fished up Clauncher earlier and decided that it was fate that she capture him, having tried and failed multiple times already. Unable to decide who deserved the chance, the two decided to fish for him and see who reeled him in first. Both were able to hook him, but unable to reel him in, so Clauncher suggested the two battle for the right.

Before they could start, however, Team Rocket hooked Clauncher with the intent to eat his meaty claw. Corphish was able to free him, and together they sent the evil trio blasting off. Afterwards, the battle was held between Corphish and Misty's Politoed. Misty won the battle, and as such, Clauncher allowed himself to be caught by her. After being caught, he let himself out of his Poké Ball in order to train Corphish on how to better use Crabhammer.

In JN141, Clauncher was called out alongside Psyduck and Politoed to help the Squirtle Squad stop a rampaging fire.

Personality and characteristics

 
Clauncher and Corphish

Clauncher has a lot of spirit and love for battling, as well as respect for those who can battle. This was shown with his respect for Ash's Corphish, as well as deciding that whomever was the better battler would be his Trainer. He has a slight mischievous nature as well, toying with both Ash and Misty when they were trying to reel him in.

Clauncher and Corphish grew to have a close bond in the short time they were together, sharing a mutual respect for their skills, their battle prowess, and their big claws. This was further shown after his capture, when he released himself from his Poké Ball to give Corphish pointers on how to improve his Crabhammer over celebrating with Misty.

Despite this one moment, Clauncher seems to have completely accepted Misty as his Trainer. When Misty won the battle for him fair and square, he willingly allowed her to capture him and became her Pokémon. As shown in JN141, he loyally follows her commands without hesitation.

Moves used

 
Using Water Gun
Move First Used In
Water Gun JN138
Crabhammer JN138
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Artwork

 
Artwork from "After the story" [2]

Trivia

  • Clauncher is Misty's only Pokémon that was introduced after Generation III.
    • Clauncher is also Misty's only Pokémon to only use moves of his own type.
  • Clauncher is the first Pokémon owned by a main character that was caught onscreen, yet the location of his capture remains unknown.

Related articles

  • For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Clauncher.

References



  This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.