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Not LC. I may sound crazy, but I have a Deep-Sea-Scale, and Clamperls learn Iron Defense- that means I can make it a wall. I also have Ice Beam for grass-types and Surf and Clamp are good too. Is it strong enough for competetive battling? I have confidence in it!


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Honestly, I'd use Deepseatooth with Clamperl on an NU Trick Room team. Then just put Surf, Ice Beam, and Aqua Ring. with a max Special Attack stat of 572 after DST, Clamperl will be doing really well under the influence of Trick Room.

So competitively, Clamperl can be used in NU (Wouldn't push it with UU, but it's possible), but needs the right support to be a viable option.

EDIT: Sheesh, I only put THREE moves...-_-
For the fourth move, you want Whirlpool / Clamp. You don't the opponent to switch in a stronger Pokemon. BE a clam, and trap your prey.

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Yes, it is considered good enough for use in Neverused. Anything higher though and you will fall (perhaps Underused can use it but highly unlikely.)

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While it is powerful, it's like the situation with pikachu and the light ball: it's good, but there are stronger pokemon out there. There are plenty of water types who can easily outdo Clampearl.

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I know this sounds funny, and like a lie, but I defeated a Arceus-Grass with Clamperl once (Before it got knocked out, though). In Anything Goes.

Moveset depends on your tactic.
The Offensive was the one who took out Arceus. (All by itself)
Item: Deep Sea Tooth
EV's: 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Sp. Defense, 4 Defense
Nature: Modest (+Sp. Attack, -Attack)
Aqua Ring
Ice Beam
Hidden Power Ground

It was also pure luck the Arceus used Ice Beam and then again, and then used Judgement and got knocked out by Clamperl's third Ice Beam.

The Defensive get's an Deep Sea Scale (so only one scale protects you from a Hyper Beam?)
Item: I already mentioned it
EV's 252 HP, 252 Sp. Attack, 4 Sp. Defense
Nature: Bold (+Defense, -Attack)
Aqua Ring
Ice Beam