Clauncher

Clauncher is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Water Gun Pokémon.

It has an oversized claw on one of its arms. This useful claw can seize prey and shoot water at others as a projectile.

Pokédex data

National № 692
Type Water
Species Water Gun Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 8.3 kg (18.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Mega Launcher
Local № 032 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
349 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
196 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 66
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1, Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 53
99 225
Defense 62
116 245
Sp. Atk 58
108 236
Sp. Def 63
117 247
Speed 44
83 205
Total 330 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 Clauncher.

Evolution chart

(Level 37)

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
They knock down flying prey by firing compressed water from their massive claws like shooting a pistol.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Through controlled explosions of internal gas, it can expel water like a pistol shot. At close distances, it can shatter rock.
Ultra Sun Its claws occasionally fall off, and it keeps a low profile until they grow back. The meat of its claws is so delicious!
Ultra Moon It moves around by jetting water from its right pincer. It has a poor sense of balance, so it’s terrible at swimming straight.
Sword Clauncher’s claws can fall off during battle, but they’ll regenerate. The meat inside the claws is popular as a delicacy in Galar.
Shield By detonating gas that accumulates in its right claw, this Pokémon launches water like a bullet. This is how Clauncher defeats its enemies.

Moves learned by Clauncher

Moves learnt by level up

Clauncher learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1SplashNormal
1Water GunWater 40 100
5Vise GripNormal 55 100
10FlailNormal 100
15Aqua JetWater 40 100
20Smack DownRock 50 100
25Hone ClawsDark
30Water PulseWater 60 100
35Swords DanceNormal
40Aura SphereFighting 80
45BounceFlying 85 85
50Muddy WaterWater 90 85
55CrabhammerWater 100 90

Egg moves

Clauncher learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Clauncher egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
Bubble BeamWater 65 100
EntrainmentNormal 100

Move Tutor moves

Clauncher can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWater 60 100
Terrain PulseNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Clauncher is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychic
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
39FacadeNormal 70 100
41Helping HandNormal
45DiveWater 80 100
52BounceFlying 85 85
56U-turnBug 70 100
74VenoshockPoison 65 100
76RoundNormal 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Clauncher is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1SplashNormal
1Water GunWater 40 100
7Water SportWater
9Vise GripNormal 55 100
12BubbleWater 40 100
16FlailNormal 100
20Bubble BeamWater 65 100
25Swords DanceNormal
30CrabhammerWater 100 90
34Water PulseWater 60 100
39Smack DownRock 50 100
43Aqua JetWater 40 100
48Muddy WaterWater 90 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWater 40 100
CrabhammerWater 100 90
EndureNormal
EntrainmentNormal 100
Helping HandNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BounceFlying 85 85
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Helping HandNormal
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron TailSteel 100 75
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Clauncher 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
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Clauncher sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Clauncher  sprite from X & Y Clauncher  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Clauncher Shiny sprite from X & Y Clauncher Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Clauncher

X Route 8, Cyllage City, Ambrette Town
Y
Omega Ruby
Trade/migrate from another game
Alpha Sapphire Route 105, 106, 107, 108, 109
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Breed Clawitzer
Ultra Moon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea, Insular Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea, Workout Sea
Shield Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Clauncher
Japanese ウデッポウ (Udeppou)
German Scampisto
French Flingouste

Name origin

claw
pincer, talon
launch
throw, project