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 50 (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)

Clauncher changes

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.
1SplashNormalStatus
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
5Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
10FlailNormalPhysical 100
15Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
20Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
25Hone ClawsDarkStatus
30Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
35Swords DanceNormalStatus
40Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80
45BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
50Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
55CrabhammerWaterPhysical 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 TailWaterPhysical 90 90
Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
EntrainmentNormalStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWaterPhysical 60 100
Terrain PulseNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychicStatus
22Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
41Helping HandNormalStatus
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
52BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
56U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
74VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 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.
1SplashNormalStatus
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
7Water SportWaterStatus
9Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
12BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
16FlailNormalPhysical 100
20Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
25Swords DanceNormalStatus
30CrabhammerWaterPhysical 100 90
34Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
39Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
43Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
48Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 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 JetWaterPhysical 40 100
CrabhammerWaterPhysical 100 90
EndureNormalStatus
EntrainmentNormalStatus 100
Helping HandNormalStatus

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 TailWaterPhysical 90 90
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 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 PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWaterPhysical 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 Clauncher  sprite from Sword & Shield
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 Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea, Insular Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea, Workout Sea
Shield Location data not yet available

Other languages

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

Name origin

claw
pincer, talon
launch
throw, project