Claydol uses the Levitate Ability. This Ability gives it an immunity to Ground-type moves and nullifies the trapping effect of Arena Trap. Additionally, Spikes won't damage this Pokémon when it is switched in.
Baltoy can evolve into a Claydol once it reaches Level 36.
Claydol is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Claydol One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
As its name implies, Claydol resembles a doll made out of clay with circular patterns on its midsection.
Claydol doesn't have any gender differences because it is a Genderless Pokémon.
Claydol appears at Endless Level 17, Forever Level 66 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Claydol can only be obtained by evolving Baltoy in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Claydol appears at Dark Hill B1-B15 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F at random. Claydol is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Meadow 11F-19F and Legendary Mountains on floors 26, 28-30, 33-34, 36-37, 41, 43, and 45-47.
Claydol appears in appears at Hippowdon Temple in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Claydol returns in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs patrolling the Oblivia Ruins, which must be evaded or you get warped back to where you entered the room, but Claydol is obtainable at the Top Left Room on the third floor in the Present, and in the Thunder Temple missions Are You for Riolu?, Pikachu's Pursuit and A Shock Everywhere You Turn. In each mission, you have to defeat it, obtain its Slate and defeat the Boss within the time limit to keep it.
Claydol can be found at Firebreathing Mountain Tower 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Claydol appears in 13 sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the EX Team Magma VS Team Aqua, EX Hidden Legends, EX Emerald, EX Holon Phantoms and Dragons Exalted sets. Claydol is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Team Magma VS Team Aqua, EX Hidden Legends, EX Deoxys, EX Power Keepers (EX Card), Great Encounters, and Supreme Victors Sets.
A ginormous Claydol was unleashed in the episode Claydol, Big And Tall, but was eventually sealed in a ginormous stone Poké Ball. A coordinator used a Claydol in the episode Rhapsody In Drew, which was part of a successful effort as Robert would win the Grand Festival in that episode.
At the Battle Palace, Spenser used a Claydol in a battle against Ash. It quickly dispatched his Swellow, but lost to Sceptile after it learned Solarbeam during the course of the battle, ending the battle and earning Ash the Skill Symbol.
Claydol's Manga info is unknown at this time.
Claydol is in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. As one of the few Pokémon in NU with access to Rapid Spin, Claydol makes for a handy entry hazard control Pokémon as one of the better users of the move. It has a resistance to Stealth Rock and immunities to Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Sticky Web thanks to Levitate, making it very resilient against entry hazards. It boasts solid defenses and a good offensive movepool to hit opposing entry hazard setters and spinblockers, allowing for it to perform its role well. Claydol is best used as an offensive Rapid Spin user due to the need to match up well against Pokémon that are meant to hinder its performance. However, its offensive stats are decisively mediocre even with full investment, and it lacks reliable recovery, meaning that it can be worn down rather easily. Claydol also suffers from having numerous common weaknesses which makes it extremely susceptible to a large number of threats in the tier.
Black 2/White 2
Black 2/White 2
Claydol is Genderless and therefore doesn't have any Egg Moves.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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