Spheal

Spheal is an Ice/Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Clap Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 363
Type Ice Water
Species Clap Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 39.5 kg (87.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Thick Fat
2. Ice Body
Oblivious (hidden ability)
Local № 173 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
243 (Black 2/White 2)
182 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
159 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 58
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 25
49 163
Total 290 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.

Evolution chart

#363
Spheal
Ice · Water
(Level 32)
#364
Sealeo
Ice · Water
(Level 44)
#365
Walrein
Ice · Water

Spheal changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby SPHEAL is much faster rolling than walking to get around. When groups of this POKéMON eat, they all clap at once to show their pleasure. Because of this, their mealtimes are noisy.
Sapphire SPHEAL always travels by rolling around on its ball-like body. When the season for ice floes arrives, this POKéMON can be seen rolling about on ice and crossing the sea.
FireRed
LeafGreen
Its body is covered in fluffy fur. The fur keeps it from feeling cold while it is rolling on ice.
Emerald It is completely covered with plushy fur. As a result, it never feels the cold even when it is rolling about on ice floes or diving in the sea.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It rolls across ice floes to reach shore because its body is poorly shaped for swimming.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It crosses the oceans by rolling itself on drifting ice. Fluffy fur keeps it warm when the temperature is below freezing.
Black
White
It rolls across ice floes to reach shore because its body is poorly shaped for swimming.
Black 2
White 2
They can’t swim well yet, and they move much faster by rolling. When they’re happy, they clap fins.
X They can’t swim well yet, and they move much faster by rolling. When they’re happy, they clap fins.
Y Its body is covered in fluffy fur. The fur keeps it from feeling cold while it is rolling on ice.
Omega Ruby Spheal is much faster rolling than walking to get around. When groups of this Pokémon eat, they all clap at once to show their pleasure. Because of this, their mealtimes are noisy.
Alpha Sapphire Spheal always travels by rolling around on its ball-like body. When the season for ice floes arrives, this Pokémon can be seen rolling about on ice and crossing the sea.
Sword This Pokémon’s body is covered in blubber and impressively round. It’s faster for Spheal to roll around than walk.
Shield As it drifts among the waves, Spheal probes the sea. As soon as it spots prey, it informs the Walrein in its herd.

Moves learned by Spheal

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Defense CurlNormalStatus
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
12Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
16RestPsychicStatus
20SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
24BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
28Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
33EncoreNormalStatus 100
36Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
40SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
44BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
48HailIceStatus
52Sheer ColdIceSpecial 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Belly DrumNormalStatus
CurseGhostStatus
FissureGroundPhysical 30
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Steel RollerSteelPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

Spheal 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
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
48Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
81BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
04SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
05Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
06BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
10EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
16WaterfallWaterPhysical 80 100
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
30EncoreNormalStatus 100
31Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Defense CurlNormalStatus
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
5RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
9EncoreNormalStatus 100
13Ice BallIcePhysical 30 90
17BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
21Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
26Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
31RestPsychicStatus
31SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
36HailIceStatus
41BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
46Sheer ColdIceSpecial 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Belly DrumNormalStatus
CurseGhostStatus
FissureGroundPhysical 30
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Water SportWaterStatus
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Super FangNormalPhysical 90
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Spheal 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-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Spheal sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Spheal  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Spheal  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Spheal  sprite from Black & White Spheal  sprite from X & Y Spheal  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Spheal Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Spheal Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Spheal Shiny sprite from Black & White Spheal Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Spheal

Ruby
Sapphire
Shoal Cave
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Shoal Cave
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl Route 226, 230
Platinum Breed Sealeo/Walrein
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Undella Bay
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Shoal Cave
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 7
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Frigid Sea

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Spheal
Japanese タマザラシ (Tamazarashi)
German Seemops
French Obalie

Name origin

sphere
ball shape
seal
marine creature