Clauncher #692

Evolution family

Clauncher is part of a two-member family.


Clauncher   Clauncher_shiny
#692 Clauncher

50 Clauncher_candy
#693 Clawitzer


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2021 Apr 13Increased spawns in:
6th Anniversary: 2022 Jul 6 – 12
Rivals’ Week: 2021 Apr 13 – 18
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 3,461Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
466 Field Research:
Win a raid: Rivals’ Week



Clauncher is a crustacean Pokémon with the appearance of a brilliant blue shrimp. It has three pairs of light gray legs, two with basic blue spikes and the first with a bigger set of claws. One claw has a single, sharp tip, while the other is considerably broader and has a conventional pincer with a little yellow claw. A black line runs across the top of each front claw. It has three pointed mandibles and three yellow antennas on top of its head. It has three black stripes along its back that divide its body into parts, and its underside is light gray. Its tail is made up of two black, rectangular fins.

Clauncher’s huge claw causes it to lose balance and makes swimming straight difficult. It moves instead by blasting pressurized water from its claw. This is accomplished by controlled gas expulsions from inside the body. This skill is also used to shoot down soaring prey and break rock at close range. When its claws fall off, it maintains a low profile until they grow back. The flesh within its claws is believed to be tasty, making it a favorite delicacy in locations such as Galar.


 Best moveset for Clauncher

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Clauncher’s greatest moves are Water Gun and Crabhammer. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Water Gun 12 dps
  Crabhammer 53.7 dps


  Smack Down 13.3 dps
  Crabhammer 53.7 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Water Gun 5 10 12
  Smack Down 16 6.7 13.3
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Aqua Jet 45 -12.7 20.8
  Water Pulse 70 -15.6 26.3
  Crabhammer 85 -26.3 53.7

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.