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Clamp
(からではさむ Clamp with Shell)
Clamp V
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Water
Category: Type Physical
Power: 35
Accuracy: 85%[1]
PP: 10 (Max. 16)
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Temporarily stops the crowd from getting excited.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Clamp is a Water-type move introduced in Generation I. It was the signature move of Shellder in Generation I and Generation II, and was also the signature move of Cloyster, but only in Generation I.

Description

Games Description
GSC Traps the foe for 2-5 turns.
RSE Traps and squeezes the foe for 2 to 5 turns.
FRLG The foe is clamped and squeezed by the user's shell for two to five turns.
DPPtHGSS The foe is clamped and squeezed by the user's very thick and sturdy shell for two to five turns.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The target is clamped and squeezed by the user's very thick and sturdy shell for two to five turns.

Effect

In battle

Clamp does damage, hitting the target two to five times in a turn. In a Double Battle, Clamp can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Clamp can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI VII
090 Shellder water 23 41 41 (RSE)
43 (FRLG
25 25 25 TBA
091 Cloyster water/ice 1 TBA
366 Clamperl water 1 1 1 1 TBA
688 Binacle rock/water 20 TBA
689 Barbaracle rock/water 20 TBA
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Gallery

Main article: Clamp/Gallery

References

  1. ^ As of Generation V, Clamp has an accuracy of 85%, which prior to that had an accuracy of 75%

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