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)
143 (Legends: Arceus)
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.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It rolls across ice floes to reach shore because its body is poorly shaped for swimming.
Legends: Arceus During the season when drift ice approaches the shore, Spheal prefers living on the ice—where fewer predators lurk—rather than the land. Its fur retains heat superbly and resists harsh cold.

Moves learned by Spheal

Moves learnt by level up

Spheal learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl 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 Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. 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
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus
YawnNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Spheal is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Spheal learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
6Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
11Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
18RestPsychicStatus
25LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
34Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
43BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70

Move Tutor moves

Spheal can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
Ice BallIcePhysical 30 90
Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

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
Brilliant Diamond Breed Sealeo/Walrein
Shining Pearl Route 226, 230, Whiteout Cave, Icy Cave, Glacial Cavern
Legends: Arceus Ginkgo Landing

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