344 Claydol

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    71.8
  • Main moves:
    Confusion, Earth Power, Shadow Ball
  • Type
    GROUND
    PSYCHIC
  • Level:
    26.5-33.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 29.5 0/14/15CP 1498
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    102.6
  • Defense:
    173.3
  • Stamina:
    121
  • Overall:
    2153

Sprites

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Bulky
    Takes hits well.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • - Slow
    Takes a long time to reach Charged Moves.
  • - Clumsy
    Uses long animations, is stuck while attacking and may not reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • - Low Shield Pressure
    May struggle to draw shields because of its weaker or slower attacks.
  • - Vulnerable
    Takes super effective damage from a wide variety of types.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Confusion 3 4.8 4 Multipurpose
2 Fast Mud Slap 2.67 4.4 3 Heavy Damage
3 Fast Extrasensory 3.33 3.2 3 General
4 Charged Earth Power 10% chance -1 Def opponent 55 108 1.96 5 - 5 - 4 High Energy Debuff
5 Charged Psychic 10% chance -1 Def opponent 55 108 1.96 5 - 5 - 4 High Energy Debuff
6 Charged Ice Beam 55 90 1.64 5 - 5 - 4 High Energy Coverage
7 Charged Shadow Ball 55 100 1.82 5 - 5 - 4 Coverage Nuke
8 Charged Rock Tomb 100% chance -1 Atk opponent 60 70 1.17 5 - 5 - 5 High Energy Debuff
9 Charged Earthquake 65 144 2.22 6 - 5 - 6 Nuke
10 Charged Gyro Ball 60 80 1.33 5 - 5 - 5 High Energy Coverage
Weaknesses
bug
x1.6
dark
x1.6
ghost
x1.6
grass
x1.6
ice
x1.6
water
x1.6
Resistances
electric
x0.39
rock
x0.625
psychic
x0.625
poison
x0.625
fighting
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Claydol is a Ground & Psychic Pokémon which evolves from Baltoy. It is vulnerable to Bug, Ghost, Water, Grass, Ice and Dark moves. Claydol's strongest moveset is Confusion & Psychic and it has a Max CP of 1,971.

About

"Claydol are said to be dolls of mud made by primitive humans and brought to life by exposure to a mysterious ray. This Pokémon moves about while levitating."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Confusion + Earth Power and Psychic or Shadow Ball or Ice Beam

Confusion is the preferred fast move. While Extrasensory does have a slight 0.33 EPT (Energy Per Turn) advantage over Confusion, it falls significantly behind in raw damage. 

All of Claydol's Charge Moves are moderately costly in terms of energy, making Claydol rather slow with shield pressure. Earth Power and Psychic benefit from STAB to deal strong damage, though the latter might provide redundant coverage due to Claydol's fast move. Shadow Ball is a powerful option that is largely unresisted against the meta, but lacks STAB. Ice Beam provides useful coverage, including against Claydol's weakness to Grass Pokemon. Gyro Ball is a poor move and doesn't provide enough damage for its energy cost, nor is its coverage considered valuable in general. Earthquake demands the most amount of energy, discouraging its use. The addition of Rock Tomb following the GBL Season 10 update is unimpressive, as its poor damage output and high energy cost discourages its use despite its new debuff utility. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Claydol is an odd Pokemon in Great League. Ground/Psychic typing gives Claydol more problems than benefits, being weak to six types and resisting five. A low ATK and high DEF stat distribution makes it a good consideration for Great League, but a slow moveset adds to the difficulty of making Claydol viable. It ultimately loses to many popular meta picks, and is mostly an inferior choice. The May 2019 Sinnoh update gave Claydol a boost with the addition of Earth Power, and the January 2021 GBL Season 6 update added Shadow Ball and Ice Beam options, but these changes don't solve the problem of Claydol's lack of a cheaper Charge Move energy-wise. 

Ultra League: 0 / 5

Claydol is an inferior choice when considering a Psychic-type or Ground-type candidate. Its maximum CP of 2229 at level 50 limits its use to Great League. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Don't bother. 

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