Cradily uses the Suction Cups Ability. This Ability anchors it into the battle, preventing moves that force Pokémon substitutions from working, such as Whirlwind or Dragon Tail. A second Ability is available to Cradily from the Dream World, the Storm Drain Ability. This Ability draws Water-type moves to it in a Double or Triple Battle. Additionally-regardless the battle type-Water type attacks won't do any damage and its Special Attack Statistic increases by one stage.
Lileep evolve into Cradily starting at Level 40.
Cradily is in the Water 3 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 7,680 Steps to hatch. It takes Cradily approximately 600,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Cradily resembles a venus fly trap-like creature that is found on the ocean floor.
Cradily doesn't have any gender differences.
The only way to obtain Cradily is to evolve a Lileep, regardless the game.
Cradily appears at Endless Level 57, Forever Level 7 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Cradily appears at Silver Trench 90F-98F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Cradily appears at Miracle Sea B1-B18 and DPB1-DPB4. Cradily is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Ripple Seas 1F-17F.
Cradily has yet to appear in a game in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.
Cradily can be found at Sunny Seashore Beach 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Cradily appears in six sets. It is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Sandstorm, EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua (EX Card), EX Legend Maker, EX Holon Phantoms (Delta Species Card), EX Power Keepers and Legends Awakened sets.
Dr. Yung was found to be in the ownership of a Cradily in the Special Episode The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. Wild Cradily appear in the episodes Where's Armaldo?, A Gruff Act To Follow and Dealing With Defensive Types.
Cradily has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Cradily's Manga info is unknown at this time.
Cradily finds itself in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. It is best used as a defensive wall, using support moves and setting up Stealth Rock. However, its bulk also gives it a chance to boost its Attack with Swords Dance. (Due to its aforementioned defensive bulk)
Due to Cradily relying so much on setting up entry hazards and using support moves, Taunt will stop its setup attempts cold, while Haze will remove any changes to its Statistics. Haze is the only reliable way to reset its Statistics as it can't be forced out if it's using the Suction Cups Ability. Despite its Defenses, repeated hits from Ice, Fighting, and Steel-Type moves will wear it down and bring it down. Other Defensively-inclined Pokémon will be able to bring it down--Cradily doesn't have the offensive prowess to beat them. Lastly, Cradily is horribly slow due to very low Speed.
Via Dream World (Lileep)
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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