Clamperl Evolution Guide: Stats, Moves, Type, And Location

Clamperl Evolution Guide: Stats, Moves, Type, And Location

Clamperl is a Water-type Pokémon that can be found in the seafloor. In this guide, we will tell you all there is to know about Clamperl’s evolutions, statistics, moves and where to find this clam-like Pokémon! Known as the Bivalve Pokémon, they can be found in the Pokémon X and Y games, Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.

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Base Statistics

  • HP: 35
  • Attack: 64
  • Defense: 85
  • Special Attack: 74
  • Special Defense: 55
  • Speed: 32

Clamperls are not immune to any specific type of damage. Though they do have varying degrees of resistance towards Steel, Fire, Water and Ice-types, this is off set by their weakness towards Grass and Electric Pokémon. The Bivalve Pokémon can be damaged by Normal, Fighting, Flying, Poison, Ground, Rock, Bug, Ghost, Psychic, Dragon, Dark and Fairy types.

List of Moves

The Bivalve Pokémon has a variety of moves that are primarily Water-type. Here are some examples (of the most recent generations) to highlight what we mean.

Moves Obtained by Leveling Up

  • Watergun
  • Whirlpool
  • Iron Defense
  • Shell Smash

Abilities Obtained by Teaching

  • Water Pulse
  • Hail
  • Ice Beam
  • Blizzard
  • Protect
  • Rain Dance
  • Double Team
  • Facade
  • Rest
  • Attract
  • Scald
  • Brine
  • Endure
  • Sleep Talk
  • Swagger
  • Substitute
  • Surf
  • Waterfall

Clamperl Moves Obtained via Breeding

  • Aqua Ring is a Water-type move that Clamperl can only learn if one of the parents was either a Seel, Dewgong, Marill, Azumarill, Corsola, Mantine, Milotic or Gorebyss (one of its possible evolutions.)
  • Body Slam, unlike Aqua Ring, is a Physical and Normal-type move. In order to learn Body Slam, the Clamperl must have had one of the following Pokemons as a parent: Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Politoed, Lapras, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Shellos or a Gastrodon.
  • Confuse Ray is Ghost-type move that is relatively rare among the Bivalve Pokémon since in order to learn it, only two Pokémon could have been its parent. The Clamperl must be the offspring of either a Lapras or a Mantine to learn this move with a 100% accuracy. However, this move has been part of the Clamperl kit since Generation III.
  • Muddy Water is the only Special move in this category. This Water-type ability is a specialty of Clamperls that are descended from either a Wooper, Quagsire, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos or Gastrodon.
  • Supersonic is a Normal-type move that a Clamperl can learn. If one of the parents is either a Mantine, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Wingull, Pelipper or Masquerain, the the Clamperl can also learn this move.

Where to Find Clamperl

Clamperl’s location depended on the game that the player was in. Some places where players can find Clamperl are the following:

  • Ruby and Sapphire: Underwater. Specifically, in Routes 124 and 126.
  • In Emerald, Clamperl is a Water-type Pokemon that has the same location as its Ruby and Sapphire counterparts.
  • Diamond and Pearl: Player has to go to Routes 219 and 221 (Super Rod) in order to find Clamperl.
  • HeartGold and SoulSilver places Clamperls in Route 19. Players must be surfing during a swarm to catch the Bivalve Pokemon.
  • Clamperls are also available in the Sea of PalPark.
  • Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire includes a list of several places where the Pokemon is located. In the Underwater section of Routes 107, 124, 126, 128, 129 and 130 are the locations where Clamperl can be found.
  • Pokémon White and Pokémon Black games have Clamperls located in Route 4. They can be found by fishing.
  • The Bivalve Pokémon can also be found in the Sparkling Sea when playing Dream World.
  • Pokémon X and Y has Clamperls in Route 12.
  • Generation VII features Clamperls in the Melemele Sea located in Route 15. Players must fish the Bivalve Pokémon if they are playing Pokémon Ultra Moon or Pokémon Ultra Sun.
  • As of the writing of this article, there are some games during which you can only obtain Clamperl via trade. Those games would be Pokémon Fire Red, Pokémon Leaf Green, Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon XD, Pokémon Platinum and finally Pokémon Sun and Moon.
  • Unfortunately, Clamperl is not available in either Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and any Generation IX games. Clamperl was not available prior to Generation III.

How to Evolve

It is difficult to guess what a Clamperl will evolve into in Pokemon Go. Essentially, it is all about trial and error–repeatedly. In other games, however, the outcome will depend based on the item that the Clamperl was holding on to while it was being traded. When a Clamperl is traded while it holds a Deep Sea Tooth, it can evolve into a Huntail. If the Clamperl was holding a Deep Sea Scale while it was being traded, then it will evolve into Gorebyss instead.

That’s all from the Clamperl evolution guide. We will be posting more guides featuring different Pokémon species soon enough, so stay tuned!

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