This Claydol is a Ground/Psychic-type Pokémon and is Palace Maven Spenser's strongest Pokémon.


Scott claimed that Claydol made Spenser's Venusaur seem tame. When Spenser battled Ash, Claydol was the last Pokémon he used. By using Teleport to avoid its opponent's attacks before striking back, Claydol easily defeated Ash's Swellow and very nearly won against Sceptile but Sceptile learned Solar Beam during the battle. While Sceptile was charging its SolarBeam, Claydol attempted to finish it with Hyper Beam but Sceptile dodged the attack at the last moment and then launched its SolarBeam at Claydol, who was recharging from the Hyper Beam and therefore unable to use Teleport, defeating it.

Known moves

Move Episode/Chapter
Spenser Claydol Psybeam
Psybeam Ka Boom With a View!
Teleport Ka Boom With a View!
Rapid Spin Ka Boom With a View!
Sandstorm Ka Boom With a View!
Hyper Beam Ka Boom With a View!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.


Claydol's use of Sandstorm was never actually mentioned, but Claydol whipped up two Sandstorms whilst fighting Swellow and Sceptile, although apparently these Sandstorms were caused by the speed of Claydol's Rapid Spin.