Clamperl

Clamperl is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Bivalve Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 366
Type Water
Species Bivalve Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 115.7 lbs (52.5 kg)
Abilities Shell Armor
Rattled (hidden ability)
Local № 176 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
141 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
185 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
140 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
Japanese Paruru

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 69
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 35
180 274
Attack 64
119 249
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 74
137 271
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 32
62 179
Total 345 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Clamperl.

Evolution chart

(trade holding
Deepseatooth)
(trade holding
Deepseascale)

Name origin

clam
hard-shelled marine creature
pearl
gem found in clams/oysters
clamp
to grip or shut tightly

Clamperl changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby CLAMPERL’s sturdy shell is not only good for protection - it is also used for clamping and catching prey. A fully grown CLAMPERL’s shell will be scored with nicks and scratches all over.
Sapphire CLAMPERL grows while being protected by its rock-hard shell. When its body becomes too large to fit inside the shell, it is sure evidence that this POKéMON is getting close to evolution.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It is protected by a sturdy shell. Once in a lifetime, it makes a magnificent pearl.
Emerald A CLAMPERL slams its shell closed on prey to prevent escape. The pearl it creates upon evolution is said to be infused with a mysterious energy.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
When it evolves, it makes a mysterious pearl that amplifies psychic powers when it’s held.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It makes a single pearl during its lifetime. The pearl is said to amplify psychic power.
X When it evolves, it makes a mysterious pearl that amplifies psychic powers when it’s held.
Y It is protected by a sturdy shell. Once in a lifetime, it makes a magnificent pearl.
Omega Ruby Clamperl’s sturdy shell is not only good for protection—it is also used for clamping and catching prey. A fully grown Clamperl’s shell will be scored with nicks and scratches all over.
Alpha Sapphire Clamperl grows while being protected by its rock-hard shell. When its body becomes too large to fit inside the shell, it is sure evidence that this Pokémon is getting close to evolution.
Ultra Sun Despite its appearance, it’s carnivorous. It clamps down on its prey with both sides of its shell and doesn’t let go until they stop moving.
Ultra Moon Clamperl’s pearls are exceedingly precious. They can be more than 10 times as costly as Shellder’s pearls.

Moves learned by Clamperl

Moves learnt by level up

Clamperl learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ClampWater 35 85
1Iron DefenseSteel
1Water GunWater 40 100
1WhirlpoolWater 35 85
50Shell SmashNormal

Egg moves

Clamperl learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Clamperl egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua RingWater
BarrierPsychic
Body SlamNormal 85 100
BrineWater 65 100
Confuse RayGhost 100
EndureNormal
Mud SportGround
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
RefreshNormal
SupersonicNormal 55
Water PulseWater 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Clamperl can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Clamperl is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Clamperl can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Clamperl learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ClampWater 35 85
1Iron DefenseSteel
1Water GunWater 40 100
1WhirlpoolWater 35 85
50Shell SmashNormal

Egg moves

Clamperl learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Clamperl egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua RingWater
BarrierPsychic
Body SlamNormal 85 100
BrineWater 65 100
Confuse RayGhost 100
EndureNormal
Mud SportGround
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
RefreshNormal
SupersonicNormal 55
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Clamperl is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Clamperl can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Clamperl sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Clamperl  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Clamperl  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Clamperl  sprite from Black & White Clamperl  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Clamperl Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Clamperl Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Clamperl Shiny sprite from Black & White Clamperl Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Clamperl

Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Route 219, 221
Platinum Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 19
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Route 4
X
Y
Route 12
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 107, 124, 126, 128, 129, 130
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 15, Melemele Sea, Hau'oli City