Competitive Information for Clawitzer [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Clawitzer clawitzer
Base Stats for Clawitzer

Water

Abilities:
Mega LauncherMega Launcher: This Pokemon's pulse moves have 1.5x power. Heal Pulse heals 3/4 target's max HP.


Evolutions / Family:
Clauncher
Clawitzer

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Clawitzer? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Clawitzer in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

CresseliaMawile-MegaEmboarTorterraLopunny-MegaTapu%20BuluXatuHelioliskSeismitoadPiloswineSigilyph


Clawitzer is an interesting Water-typed Pokemon. It's normal to see Clawitzer show up as a Sun/Moon opponent. Clawitzer's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Clawitzer
Item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
Ability: Mega Launcher
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Aura Sphere
- Dark Pulse
- Water Pulse

Special Sweeper Clawitzer (Analytic)

Clawitzer is an interesting Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Clawitzer's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Choice Scarf will increase Clawitzer's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Mega Launcher, Clawitzer's pulse moves have 1.5x power. heal pulse heals 3/4 target's max hp.

Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Aura Sphere is a special 80-base power Fighting-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Water Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).




Species: Clawitzer
Item: Waterium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Mega Launcher
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Ice Beam
- Dragon Pulse

Special Sweeper Clawitzer (Mega Launcher)

Clawitzer is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Clawitzer's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mega Launcher, Clawitzer's pulse moves have 1.5x power. heal pulse heals 3/4 target's max hp.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.




Species: Clawitzer
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Mega Launcher
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 60 Def / 224 SpA / 224 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald
- Dragon Pulse
- Dark Pulse
- Ice Beam / Focus Blast

Clawitzer Special Sweeper (No Pulse?)

Clawitzer is popular Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Clawitzer's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mega Launcher, Clawitzer's pulse moves have 1.5x power. heal pulse heals 3/4 target's max hp.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Focus Blast is a special 120-base power Fighting-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Clawitzer
Item: Assault Vest
Ability: Mega Launcher
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 112 Def / 252 SpA / 144 SpD
Moveset:
- Dragon Pulse
- Dark Pulse
- Aura Sphere
- Water Pulse

Clawitzer Special Tank (Crayfish Pulse)

Clawitzer is a wonderful Special Tank. It tries to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Mega Launcher, Clawitzer's pulse moves have 1.5x power. heal pulse heals 3/4 target's max hp.

Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Aura Sphere is a special 80-base power Fighting-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Water Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Clawitzer? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Clawitzer in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

CresseliaMawile-MegaEmboarTorterraLopunny-MegaTapu%20BuluXatuHelioliskSeismitoadPiloswineSigilyph


Species: Clawitzer
Item: Waterium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Mega Launcher
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Dragon Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Clawitzer (Mega Launcher)

Clawitzer is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Clawitzer's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mega Launcher, Clawitzer's pulse moves have 1.5x power. heal pulse heals 3/4 target's max hp.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Bubble is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Clawitzer 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
Aura Sphere
80
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bubble
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Crabhammer
100
90%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Vice Grip
55
100%
30
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Entrainment
--
100%
15
The target's Ability changes to match the user's.
Heal Pulse
--
--
10
Heals the target by 50% of its max HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Water Sport
--
--
15
For 5 turns, Fire-type attacks have 1/3 power.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Clawitzer can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Clawitzer

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