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Is Claydol worth training?

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Okay conider this is just a Pokemon that I train for fun so he has no IVs EVs nether correct nature just wondering that if I ever took him to a competitive battle (thing that I probably wont do) it would be a good wall

asked Jan 17 by ℛℯოℯოbℯr
edited Jan 17 by Sempiternus

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It would be a great wall, however, many variables say otherwise.

Firstly, Claydol is a very vulnerable Pokemon. Despite it's high defenses it has about six different, common weaknesses. (Water, Grass, Ice, Bug, Ghost, Dark) So Hydro Pump STAB from a really well-trained sweeper (I'm not gonna say who the Pokemon will be since I know nothing about tiers xD) could quite easily) OHKO or 2HKO.

However, every Pokemon has IVs trained or not. You can use an IV calculator - it might have a very high IV stat in one - if not both - of it's defenses, which can definitely come in handy.

Also, another negative point is most Pokemon that enter a competitive battle are 99% fully trained. So, entering Claydol into a competitive battle wouldn't be the best idea.

Hope I helped. :)

answered Jan 17 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
selected Jan 17 by ℛℯოℯოbℯr