- Prevents critical hits.
- Raises Speed one stage when hit by a Bug-, Dark-, or Ghost-type move.
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Tremble in fear as an entity rises from the deep, a mythical, all-powerful, unstoppable being of unspeakable strength and power. Bow down before He-who-must-not-be-named, or He shall smite you with all the power in the universe. Entire worlds are demolished with a single touch, teams and trainers alike vanquished with a single glare; beware, or He shall destroy you, your life, your loved ones, and anything that you ever hoped to be. All hail ... the one, the only, the mighty Clamperl!
Shell Smash is this monstrous beast's boosting move of choice, raising His already dangerously high Special Attack to unfathomable levels. After a single boost, He reaches truly into the heavens, with a Special Attack stat of over 900. Should you be unfortunate enough to be hit by a single attack, you may never see the light of day again. Surf douses even the most powerful of opponents, drenching them with a cataclysmic oceanic wave, riddled with the sight of their imminent defeat. Should the enemy survive this most powerful of onslaughts, Clamperl shall blast any Grass- and Dragon-types foolishly thinking that they can overcome Surf with a freezing Ice Beam that is sure to stop them in their tracks. Clamperl is all-knowing, all-seeing, and all-powerful. No enemy can escape the wrath of Clamperl. Should the enemy resist both attacks, Clamperl shall draw from deep within His Self, His secret, hidden, inner power, which hits any Water-type that dares stand against His other attacks. Proceed with caution, and don't hesitate to retreat, or the unrestrained power of Clamperl shall overcome and annihilate your very soul.
Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
There are virtually no other options Clamperl has other than being the most amazing creation to have ever existed in the history of Pokemon. However, should you choose another hard and forsaken route, you may end up wishing you hadn't in the first place. The strategy of Trick Room works well with the proper slave support and correct EV and nature adjustments, but is nothing more than a hopeful yet futile attempt. If you don't choose to abuse Clamperl's overpowered Shell Smash, you have indeed gone down the incorrect path.
Checks and Counters
Almost nothing can withstand the almighty Clamperl's devastating assaults, and those that survive one hit will never survive another. Only priority can even hope to stop Clamperl's rampage—even then, it may not be enough to overcome the most powerful entity in the history of Pokemon existence.