Attention all Pokémon Scarlet and Violet players, we have a new Poison and Ground type Pokémon to report! The ever-elusive Clodsire has been spotted in the greater Paldea region.
Habitats where Clodsire can be found include the South Province (area four), South Province (area six) and West Province (area three).
Don’t go chasing after it just yet though, because in this article we’ll be covering everything you need to know about the new creature including its Pokedex entry, moveset, evolution and other locations.
So, without wasting any more time, let’s get straight into it.
Clodsire Pokedex Data
Clodsire has separate Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex descriptions, so let’s go through them first before we move onto its general information:
Pokémon Scarlet Entry: When attacked, this Pokémon will retaliate by sticking thick spines out from its body. It’s a risky move that puts everything on the line.
Pokémon Violet Entry: The Pokemon lives at the bottom of ponds and swamps. It’s known to take care of Wooper, who it carries on its back from one shore to another.
Clodsire General Information
- Type: Poison/Ground
- Species: Spiny Fish Pokemon
- Height: 1.8m (5’11’)
- Weight: 223 Kg (491.6 lbs)
- Number on the Pokedex: 0054
- Abilities: Poison Point, Water Absorb
Clodsire Training Information
- EV Yield: 2 HP
- Catch Rate: 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
- Base Friendship: 50 (normal)
- Base Exp: 151
- Growth Rate: Medium Fast
- Egg Groups: Water 1/Field.
- Gender: 50% male, 50% female.
How to Evolve Clodsire
Clodsire is the evolution of Paldean Wooper when it reaches level 20 and it does not have an evolutionary line after that.
Clodsire Base Stats
- Hp: 130
- Attack: 75
- Defense: 60
- Sp.Atk: 45
- Sp.Def: 100
- Speed: 20
Clodsire Strengths and Weaknesses
Each Pokemon in the Scarlet and Violet universe has a few types of Pokemon that they’re strong, weak or resistant to.
So, it only makes sense to learn all of its strengths and weaknesses before you start hunting for it in the wild lands of Paldea.
Poison type Pokémon are by far the best matchup for Clodsire, as the Pokemon is both strong and resistant against them.
Clodsire, as mentioned before, is a Dual-type Pokemon with Poison and Ground affinities. Which essentially means that it possesses an advantage over all of the Pokemon that are weak against Poison-types and weak against Ground-types.
Adding all of that up means that Clodsire is strong against Grass, Fairy, Rock, Fire, Steel, Electric and Poison type Pokemon.
Now, their strength ensures that each of Clodsire’s attacks and abilities will do double their base damage to the types we’ve mentioned.
In addition to strengths and weaknesses, Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet also possess a resistance ability against certain types of Pokemon.
Clodsire also possesses a resistance ability against certain types of Pokemon. These Pokemon types include Electric, Fighting, Bug, Rock, Fairy and Poison. This resistance ensures that the damage Clodsire takes from these types of Pokemon is halved during battle.
All Pokemon have some weaknesses that players can exploit when battling them. Clodsire is unique in that respect, as it’s weak against ground type Pokemon while being a ground type Pokemon itself.
Other weaknesses include Water, Ice and Psychic types. Be careful when going up against any of these types of Pokemon with your Clodsire as their attacks will inflict double their base damage to your Pokemon.
According to its entry on the Pokedex, you’ll usually find Clodsires residing in the ponds and muddy wetlands of Paldea in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
You can find the full list of these habitats (including the ones we mentioned in the intro) here:
- South Province (Area Four).
- South Province (Area Six).
- West Province (Area Three).
- South Province (Area One).
- Glaseado Mountain.
- East Province (Area Three).
- North Province (Area One).
- Tagtree Thicket.
Tips on How to Catch a Clodsire
Even after knowing the general locations of Clodsires on the map, there are some players that might struggle with encountering one.
So another location you can visit to encounter Clodsire is inside area six of the South Province where players need to move towards the Leaking Tower of Paldea.
Upon their arrival they’ll find a small pond that the Pokemon usually resides in. Now, if they don’t see it when they first arrive, they can move a little further away from the pond and come back by which time the Pokemon should respawn.
If all else fails, you can always eat a sandwich that boosts either Ground-type or Poison-type encounter rates, like recipe #49.
And that is everything we have for you about Clodsire, the latest addition to the Pokemon world in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
The Pokemon itself is quite unique in terms of its breeding abilities and strengths and weaknesses making it an impressive creature that can be quite powerful when used against the right opponents.
Lastly, we sincerely hope you’ve absorbed all of the information in this article and now have a better idea of how to catch a Clodsire yourself in addition to if you actually need to have one in your squad. With that said, go out there and catch ‘em all!