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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating
1 / 5
PvP Attacker Rating
-
Defense Tier
5

Pokemon Stats

107.90 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
1971
ATK 140
DEF 229
STA 155

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Confusion edges out Extrasensory, but they perform similarly.
  • Psychic should be paired with the above for a full Psychic-type set.
  • Earthquake at least has STAB, although it's bad at everything else.
  • Gyro Ball has no offensive use.
  • Earth Power performs better with typing advantage, but doesn't synergize well Claydol's fast moves. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Confusion is way better than Extrasensory on defense.
  • Psychic is preferred for its relatively early damage window.
  • Gyro Ball has 2 bars that keep attackers honest, even if it’s trivial to dodge.
  • Earthquake is unviable for defense.
  • Earth Power is Claydol's overall best charge move for defense thanks to it being a 2-bar move with STAB, and a slightly earlier damage window than Gyro Ball

PVE Overview

Claydol didn’t put its stats in the right places, so it’s bad at attacking and mediocre at defending. The only thing that’s going for it is Confusion.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Confusion + Earth Power and Earthquake or Psychic

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. 

The Sinnoh update in May 2019 gave Claydol the charge Earth Power (1.64 DPE, -55 energy), which is an improvement to its moveset and gives Claydol more wins overall. Earthquake is still a good secondary option to have due to its high power and 1.8 DPE (Damage Per Energy), which allows it to possible KO some opponents. Gyro Ball costs the least energy among Claydol's charge moves, but a poor 1.3 DPE doesn't give it any significant advantages other than maybe threatening some Ice-type counters. Even though Psychic can be paired with Confusion to fulfill a Psychic-type role, its huge 70 energy cost and meh 1.4 DPE rating leaves it undesirable to use.

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 poor 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, but this isn't quite enough to bring Claydol to the top ranks. 

Ultra League: 0 / 5

Claydol is an inferior choice when considering a Psychic-type or Ground-type candidate. Its maximum CP of 1971 limits its use to Great League. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Don't bother. 

Fast Moves

20
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.60
1.00
9.38
12.50
15.63
12
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
10.91
10.91
13.64

Charge Moves

100
More Info

Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
1.30
0.00
1.00
35.71
44.64
35.71
120
More Info

Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.20
33.33
41.67
40.00
80
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
0.50
0.00
1.60
24.24
30.30
38.79
100
More Info

Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.70
0.00
2.00
27.78
34.72
55.56

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Flee Rate 6.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Ground Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Psychic Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012327
2001.54857
20027387
2002.597117
4003122146
4003.5147176
4004172206
4004.5197236
6005222265
6005.5247295
6006271325
6006.5296355
8007321384
8007.5346414
8008371444
8008.5396474
10009421504
10009.5445533
100010470563
100010.5494591
130011517619
130011.5541647
130012564676
130012.5588704
160013611732
160013.5635760
160014659788
160014.5682816
190015706845
190015.5729873
190016753901
190016.5776929
220017800957
220017.5823985
2200188471014
220018.58701042
2500198941070
250019.59171098
2500209411126
250020.59641154
3000219881182
300021.510111211
30002210351239
300022.510591267
35002310821295
350023.511061323
35002411291352
350024.511531380
40002511761408
400025.512001436
40002612231464
400026.512471492
45002712701521
450027.512941549
45002813171577
450028.513411605
50002913651633
500029.513881661
50003014121690
500030.514231704
60003114351718
600031.514471732
60003214591746
600032.514701760
70003314821774
700033.514941788
70003415061802
700034.515181816
80003515291830
800035.515411844
80003615531859
800036.515651873
90003715761887
900037.515881901
90003816001915
900038.516121929
100003916231943
1000039.516351957
100004016471971
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