Clauncher/Clawitzer: - C Tier (X only) Availability: X Exclusive. Can be found by fishing with Good Rod in Ambrette Town, Route 8, and Cyllage City. Easily hooked by rod. However, the Good Rod is located in Coumarine City, so one has to backtrack to the places it is found to catch it. Stats: Clauncher has lackluster stats, but when it evolves it gets a fantastic base 120 Special Attack to use. Its evolution also has decent Defenses. Its speed, however, is slow at less than base 60. Typing: Water typing is great for team Flare and it only has two weaknesses in Electric and Grass. Movepool: Amazing movepool by level up. Clawitzer gets Water Pulse, Aura Sphere, Dark Pulse, and Dragon Pulse to use with its ability powering them up further. Also learns Ice Beam, Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb, and Flash Cannon by TM. Great Special movepool with the SpA to use it. However, to obtain a lot of these moves at an optimum time in the game, the move reminder is needed. Major Battles: Clauncher/Clawitzer's flaws are very apparent here. It comes after the 3rd gym, since the Good Rod is only obtained in Coumarine City. Ramos: It is destroyed by every single one of his pokemon. Do not use. Clemont: If you're very lucky, you could have a Clawitzer by now, but it is still destroyed in this gym. Valerie: Should be a Clawitzer by now. You still have a shallow movepool since there's not access to the move reminder yet, but water hits all her pokemon neutral so it should cause some damage. However, Mr. Mime and Sylveon have pretty high Special Defense so they sponge your attacks most of the time. Olympia: You should have access to the move reminder now, so Clawitzer can do great in this gym with Dark Pulse. Slowking is kind of tanky, but it can go down after a few Dark Pulses. Wulfric: It can use Aura Sphere here to some extent, but it will get hurt badly if Abomasnow hits it with Grass moves. This gym is generally handled better by other pokes. Malva: Super effective STAB, super effective STAB everywhere... Clawitzer eats her team alive. Drasna: If Clawitzer has Dragon Pulse or Ice Beam, it can be of some help here, otherwise it's not that great. Wikstrom: It does okay here with Aura Sphere, but it will have to take a lot of hits. Siebold: Neutral hits, bar Aura Sphere on Barbaracle and Dark Pulse on Starmie, make Clawitzer pretty lackluster here. Diantha: Destroys her Aurorus with Aura Sphere, Tyrantrum and Gourgeist can be taken out with the right coverage move, but Goodra is a royal pain and Mega Gardevoir isn't much more fun. Hawlucha is neutral. Lysandre: Pyroar is taken out pretty easily. Honchkrow and Gyarados can be taken out if you have the right coverage moves (Ice Beam and Aura Sphere respectively). Additional Comments: LATE evolution at level 37 and it is in the slow experience group. You have to have picked the right coverage moves to do well in some battles. Despite its amazing movepool and SpA, I found its performance to be pretty bad until later in the game, so it should be a C tiered mon.