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Clay
(ヤーコン Yacon)
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"The Underground Boss"
General
Hometown Driftveil City
Region Unova
Family Unknown
Badge Quake Badge
Preferred Type Ground
Friends

Unknown

First Appearance

Pokémon Black and White (games)
The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! (anime)

Voice actor

Sean Schemmel (English)
Tsuguo Mogami (Japanese)

Class: Gym Leader
Clay (Japanese: ヤーコン Yacon) is the Gym Leader of the Driftveil City Gym. His gym is the fifth gym to be challenged by the trainer. He specializes in using Ground-type Pokémon. He will award the player the Quake Badge if defeated. His outfit resembles that of a Texan businessman's and he has a Texan accent.

In the games

Clay first appears after Elesa asks him to lower the bridge that links Nimbasa and Driftveil. He later blames the player and Cheren for allowing Team Plasma into Driftveil. Since he blames them, he asks the player to find the Plasma members. They can be found in the Cold Storage. After finding Team Plasma, Clay comes in and arrests Team Plasma but they escape. After that, the player can challenge Clay.

He is later seen helping the player in N's Castle by holding off all of the Sages alongside the other Gym Leaders, excluding Cilan, Chili and Cress.

In Black 2 and White 2, he has redesigned his Gym. After the player defeats him. Clay will question Hugh on his rage towards Team Plasma. If Memory Link is used, it is shown that Clay interrupts a conversation between Burgh and Lenora about bones, by bringing a fossil for her to evaluate as he hopes to sell the piece at a high price. Unfortunately for Clay, the fossil was quite common, however with a rather unusual soil. This brings newfound hope for Clay to keep digging on his tunnel. Burgh questions Clay about what he thinks on bones. Clay replies that bones are what's left when one passes away. The three are seen satisfied with the many opinions on the subject.

Sprites

BW battle sprite


B2W2 battle sprite


VS. Sprite
ClayBWsprite
ClayBWsprite
VSClay

In the anime

Clay anime

Clay in the anime

Clay debuted in The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!, though it was a short cameo. When Ash arrived to challenge him, he respectfully declined because he said he had to check on a mine he owned and left the Gym.


Clay anime2

Clay and his pickaxe

He appeared again in the first part of Stopping the Rage of Legends! where Ash challenged him to a Gym Battle but declined yet again saying he needed Revival herbs.

Ash finally battled Clay in Battling the King of the Mines! and after a hard fought battle and the evolution of Ash's Roggenrola, Ash won battle and the Quake Badge.

Pokémon

In the games

Pokémon Black and White

Krokorok BW
Krokorok
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Palpitoad BW
Palpitoad
 Type Water Type Ground 
Excadrill BW
Excadrill
 Type Ground Type Steel 
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[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 29 Lv. 29 Lv. 31 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Moxie Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Sand Rush Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Crunch Muddy Water Slash - - -
Swagger Aqua Ring Rock Slide - - -
Bulldoze Bulldoze Bulldoze - - -
Torment Bubblebeam Hone Claws - - -


Pokémon Black and White Versions 2

Gym Battle

Krokorok BW
Krokorok
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Sandslash BW
Sandslash
 Type Ground 
Excadrill BW
Excadrill
 Type Ground Type Steel 
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[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 31 Lv. 31 Lv. 33 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: - Ability: Sand Veil Ability: - Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Bulldoze Bulldoze Bulldoze - - -
Crunch Crush Claw Metal Claw - - -
Sand Tomb Rollout Slash - - -
Torment Fury Cutter Rock Slide - - -

Krokorok BW
Krokorok
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Sandslash BW
Sandslash
 Type Ground 
Onix BW
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Excadrill BW
Excadrill
 Type Ground Type Steel 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 34 Lv. 34 Lv. 34 Lv. 36 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: - Ability: Sand Veil Ability: - Ability: - Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ?
Bulldoze Bulldoze Bulldoze Bulldoze - -
Crunch Crush Claw Rock Slide Metal Claw - -
Sandstorm Rock Slide Explosion Slash - -
Torment Hone Claws Rock Polish Rock Slide - -

Driftveil Tournament/Mix Tournament

Excadrill BW
Excadrill
 Type Ground Type Steel 
Claydol BW
Claydol
 Type Ground Type Psychic 
Krokorok BW
Krokorok
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Palpitoad BW
Palpitoad
 Type Water Type Ground 
Krokorok BW
Krokorok
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Palpitoad BW
Palpitoad
 Type Water Type Ground 
Lv. 25 Lv. 25 - Lv. 25 Lv. 25 Lv. 25 Lv. 25
Ability: Sand Force Ability: Levitate Ability: Moxie Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Intimidate Ability: Hydration
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Bulldoze Bulldoze Bulldoze Bubble Beam Sandstorm Aqua Ring
Metal Claw Psybeam Assurance Mud Shot Swagger Mud Shot
Slash Sandstorm Sand Tomb Supersonic Dig Round
Hone Claws Rock Tomb Torment Round Bite Rain Dance

Excadrill BW
Excadrill
 Type Ground Type Steel 
Claydol BW
Claydol
 Type Ground Type Psychic 
Krokorok BW
Krokorok
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Palpitoad BW
Palpitoad
 Type Water Type Ground 
Krokorok BW
Krokorok
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Palpitoad BW
Palpitoad
 Type Water Type Ground 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Sand Force Ability: Levitate Ability: Moxie Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Intimidate Ability: Hydration
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Bulldoze Bulldoze Bulldoze Bubble Beam Sandstorm Aqua Ring
Metal Claw Psybeam Assurance Mud Shot Swagger Mud Shot
Slash Sandstorm Sand Tomb Supersonic Dig Round
Hone Claws Rock Tomb Torment Round Bite Rain Dance

Ground-type Tournament
Excadrill BW
Excadrill
 Type Ground Type Steel 
Flygon BW
Flygon
 Type Ground Type Dragon 
Krookodile BW
Krookodile
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Seismitoad BW
Seismitoad
 Type Water Type Ground 
Mamoswine BW
Mamoswine
 Type Ice Type Ground 
Golurk BW
Golurk
 Type Ground Type Ghost 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 -
Ability: Sand Force Ability: Levitate Ability: Moxie Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Oblivious Ability: Iron Fist
Item: Focus Sash Item: Liechi Berry Item: Choice Band Item: Life Orb Item: Ice Gem Item: Leftovers
Drill Run Outrage Earthquake Earth Power Earthquake Substitute
Rock Slide Earth Power Fire Fang Hydro Pump Ice Shard Shadow Punch
Submission Fire Blast Stone Edge Focus Blast Stone Edge Earthquake
Swords Dance Stone Edge Aqua Tail Grass Knot Fissure Focus Punch


Unova Gym Leader Tournament/World Leaders Tournament
Excadrill BW
Excadrill
 Type Ground Type Steel 
Claydol BW
Claydol
 Type Ground Type Psychic 
Krookodile BW
Krookodile
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Seismitoad BW
Seismitoad
 Type Water Type Ground 
Mamoswine BW
Mamoswine
 Type Ice Type Ground 
Golurk BW
Golurk
 Type Ground Type Ghost 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 -
Ability: Sand Force Ability: Levitate Ability: Moxie Ability: Swift Swim Ability: Oblivious Ability: Iron Fist
Item: Liechi Berry Item: Ganlon Berry Item: Chople Berry Item: Rindo Berry Item: Ice Gem Item: Ghost Gem
Drill Run Earth Power Earthquake Earth Power Earthquake Earthquake
Rock Slide Psychic Crunch Muddy Water Ice Shard Shadow Punch
Submission Cosmic Power Outrage Drain Punch Stone Edge Stone Edge
Swords Dance Sandstorm Rock Slide Ice Punch Sand Storm Hammer Arm


In the anime

Pokémon Information
Clay Excadrill
Excadrill is one of Clay's three Pokémon and is the strongest on hand. It appeared during Ash's fifth Gym battle with Clay in BW063 where it battled Ash's Roggenrola.

Excadrill's moves are Drill Run, Rock Smash, Rapid Spin, and Horn Drill.
Excadrill
Pokémon Information
Clay Krokorok
Clay's Krokorok is the first of Clay's three Pokémon that appear during Ash's Gym battle. It appeared in BW063 where it battled Ash's Oshawott.

Krokorok's moves are Dig, Crunch, Stone Edge and Sandstorm.
Krokorok
Pokémon Information
Clay Palpitoad
Clay's Palpitoad is the second of Clay's three Pokémon that appeared during Ash's Gym battle in BW063. It appeared to battle Ash's Oshawott and win,where it proceeded to battle Ash's Snivy, where he was defeated by Attract and Leaf Storm.

Palpitoad's moves are Hydro Pump, Mud Bomb,and Rock Smash.
Palpitoad

Trivia

  • Clay's Japanese Leader title is アンダーグラウンド ボス / Andaaguraundo Bosu. "Underground Boss"
    Young Clay

    Clay when he was younger.

  • Clay is the first Gym Leader from the old west.
  • Clay's name is based on the type of rock found when digging.
  • Clay is the ninth Gym Leader to date to have a younger version of himself in the anime. Others include Kanto's Sabrina and Erika, Johto's Pryce, Hoenn's Norman, and Sinnoh's Roark, Byron, Candice and Volkner.
  • Clay is the first Gym Leader to use Ground Pokémon since Giovanni of Viridian City.
  • All of Clay's Pokémon are the same in both anime & game.

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