Competitive Information for Cloyster [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Cloyster cloyster
Base Stats for Cloyster

Water / Ice

Abilities:
Shell ArmorShell Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
,
Skill LinkSkill Link: This Pokemon's multi-hit attacks always hit the maximum number of times.


Evolutions / Family:
Shellder
Cloyster

Weakness Chart for Water/Ice-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
2x
2x
  
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
0.25x
  
  
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cloyster? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Cloyster in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

AbomasnowWeavileMamoswineFroslassWalreinGengarScizorRotom-HeatSmeargleForretressClaydolMiltank


Cloyster is an astounding Water and Ice-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to see Cloyster show up as a Diamond/Pearl opponent. Cloyster is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Cloyster
Item: Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Shell Armor
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Surf
- Spikes
- Toxic Spikes

Physical Wall Cloyster (Analytic)

Cloyster is a remarkable Physical Wall. It is meant to take a mighty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Cloyster last longer regaining it's health every turn. With Shell Armor, Cloyster cannot be struck by a critical hit.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Spikes is a status move (hurts grounded foes on switch-in. max 3 layers).
Toxic Spikes is a status move (poisons grounded foes on switch-in. max 2 layers).




Species: Cloyster
Item: Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Shell Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Moveset:
- Explosion / Rapid Spin
- Ice Shard
- Spikes
- Toxic Spikes

Physical Tank Cloyster (Analytic)

Cloyster is an outstanding Physical Tank. It tries to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Cloyster last longer regaining it's it's life every turn. With Shell Armor, Cloyster cannot be struck by a critical hit.

Explosion is a physical 500-base power Normal-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. your Cloyster faints).
Rapid Spin is a physical 20-base power Normal-type move (frees Cloyster from hazards, binding, leech seed).
Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).
Spikes is a status move (hurts grounded foes on switch-in. max 3 layers).
Toxic Spikes is a status move (poisons grounded foes on switch-in. max 2 layers).




Species: Cloyster
Item: King's Rock / Razor Fang
Ability: Skill Link
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Avalanche / Icicle Spear
- Poison Jab
- Dive

Physical Sweeper Cloyster (Skill Link)

Cloyster is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Cloyster from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Skill Link, Cloyster's multi-hit attacks always hit the maximum number of times.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Cloyster is damaged by the target).
Icicle Spear is a physical STAB-boosted 10-base power Ice-type move (hits 2-5 times in one turn).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Dive is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2).




Species: Cloyster
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shell Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Signal Beam
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Cloyster (Shell Armor)

Cloyster is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Cloyster from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shell Armor, Cloyster cannot be struck by a critical hit.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Aurora Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Cloyster cannot move next turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Cloyster? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Cloyster in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

AbomasnowWeavileMamoswineFroslassWalreinGengarScizorRotom-HeatSmeargleForretressClaydolMiltank


Species: Cloyster
Item: King's Rock / Razor Fang
Ability: Skill Link
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Avalanche / Icicle Spear
- Poison Jab
- Dive

Doubles Physical Sweeper Cloyster (Skill Link)

Cloyster is a decent Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Cloyster from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Skill Link, Cloyster's multi-hit attacks always hit the maximum number of times.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Cloyster is damaged by the target).
Icicle Spear is a physical STAB-boosted 10-base power Ice-type move (hits 2-5 times in one turn).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Dive is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2).




Species: Cloyster
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shell Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Signal Beam
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Cloyster (Shell Armor)

Cloyster is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Cloyster from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shell Armor, Cloyster cannot be struck by a critical hit.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Cloyster cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cloyster learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Clamp
35
75%
10
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Explosion
500
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Icicle Spear
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Blast
25
80%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Self-Destruct
400
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Spike Cannon
20
100%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cloyster can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Cloyster

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