Clawitzer Pokedex Number -  Type(s) - Water Base Stats (estimates) - 71 HP - 73 Atk - 88 Def -120 SpA - 89 SpD -59 Spe Abilities: Mega Launcher Notable (Known) Moves: Water Pulse Dark Pulse Aura Sphere Ice Beam Dragon Pulse Swords Dance Waterfall Toxic Crabhammer Aqua Jet Return Hidden Power Substitute Rock Slide Protect Surf Scald Sludge Bomb U-turn Clawitzer is essentially Gen. 6's shot at the traditional pure Water-type. It has an excellent 130 base SAtk coupled with a good ability and a great attacking movepool to abuse it with, covering most threats well on it's own while hitting decently hard. Despite a paltry 70 Atk stat, Clawitzer has access to Swords Dance and STAB priority on the physical side to surprise specially invested Pokemon. It's awful 55 base speed ruins any dreams Clawitzer has of being a sweeper on either attacking stat. Clawitzer sports usable but not stellar 70/100/100 defenses and a solid pure Water typing. Low speed and average defenses discourages the use of more offensive items such as Life Orb. However, access to U-turn does open up the possibility of a Choice set. All in all, Clawitzer doesn't have a lot to stand out from it's bulky water friends, but an almost unique ability and great movepool might just be enough to cut it as a tank. All-out attacker Mega Launcher @Leftovers/Life Orb 252 SAtk 252 HP 4 Def Modest -Water Pulse -Ice Beam/Dragon Pulse -Aura Sphere -Dark Pulse/Sludge Bomb/U-turn This set gives up any attempt to work with Clawitzer's pitiful Speed and instead aims to give Clawitzer as much firepower and overall bulk as possible. Leftovers is the preferred item to bolster Clawitzer's barely on par defenses and especially with the presence of Mega evolution and Eviolite, Leftovers can make 70/100/100 seem a lot sturdier than it actually is. On the other hand,due to the power creep over the generations (especially concerning Mega evos), 130 SAtk by itself isn't as colossal anymore even with a Modest nature, and the lack of speed also definitely hinders offensive potential, so Life Orb may be used to solidify offensive presence. Mega Launcher-boosted Water Pulse is to use as STAB, Water Pulse is essentially Surf with a chance of confusion and higher PP. Dragon Pulse provides great neutral coverage and is also boosted by Mega Launcher, however, Clawitzer does have access to Ice Beam, which outdamages Dragon Pulse against the common x4 Ice-weak Dragons and also covers Grass types. If you feel you need more power against Dragons that are only x2 weak to Ice such as Haxorus and Goodra, feel free to use Dragon Pulse. Dragon Pulse is also your best option against most other Water types aside from the nerfed Hidden Power. Aura Sphere is another great coverage move boosted by Mega Launcher that hits specific threats such as Ferrothorn,Greninja,Tyranitar, and Barbaracle much harder as well as providing fairly powerful neutral coverage against opposing Water types if not using Dragon Pulse. The last slot can contain several moves. Dark Pulse is boosted by Mega Launcher and discourages Mega-Gengar from switching in and is also Clawitzer's best option against Aegislash and Starmie. On the other hand, Sludge Bomb dents Fairy types such as Florges and can cover Grass types if Clawitzer doesnt use Ice Beam. If neither move is needed, U-turn can turn Clawitzer into an excellent pivot Pokemon. I was also going to post a Choice set in addition to the above set but I got really discouraged upon realizing Scarfed Timid Clawitzer is still slower than unboosted positive natured base 108s, greatly limiting the number of top tier threats it can get the jump on and is certainly not worth sacrificing the extra power that Modest provides. Clawitzer just doesn't enjoy being unable to switch moves in general, as one of its main selling points is its diverse offensive movepool. [EDIT] Expert Belt is also a viable item Personally, I like Clawitzer a lot and I think he has the stats and movepool to get by in Standard, but he simply lacks that -wow- ability, or that -oooooh- typing, or even just a truly outstanding stat/move that other Pokemon likely to make OU exhibit. Mega Launcher is cool and all, but it doesnt make Clawitzer the unstoppable wallbreaker I would've liked it to be and there are several other bulkier Water types ready to out-perform him. However, Clawitzer can be a nifty addition to your team granted that you play by it's strengths. Just like any other remotely-viable Pokemon.