Regular
Shiny
Cloyster
Water Type
Ice Type
Bivalve Pokémon
National Pokedex: #091

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Cloyster is a Water and Ice Type Bivalve Pokémon with a Slow growth rate and a 2 Defense EV Yield. Cloyster can be found with Shell Armor, Skill Link and Overcoat as an Ability; we recommend the Lax Nature, based on 525 total combined Base Stats in Pokemon SV.

Navigate this Cloyster Guide using the links below.

Cloyster Stats and Abilities

Based on Cloyster Base IVs we consider this pokemon B-Tier choice. Cloyster Highest IV Stat is Defense (180) and the Lowest being Special Defense (45).

Cloyster Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
50
C
Attack
95
S
Defense
180
C
Special Attack
85
F
Special Defense
45
E
Speed
70
B
Total
525
Cloyster Details
Cloyster Detail
Best Nature
Lax
+10% Defense
-10% Special Defense
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Bitter
Liked Foods
Catch Rate60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Water 3
EV Yield2 Defense
Growth RateSlow
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Cloyster Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Shell Armor
Shell Armor prevents the Pokémon from receiving a critical hit.
Ability 2
Skill Link
Skill Link causes multi-strike moves to always hit their maximum number of times. The moves affected are listed below; note that moves such as Double Kick that always strike the same number of times are not affected.
Hidden Ability
Overcoat
Overcoat makes the Pokémon immune to residual damage from weather conditions (specifically Hail and Sandstorm).

How To Evolve Cloyster in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Shellder requires (use Water Stone) to evolve into Cloyster.

Cloyster Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Shellder
Water Type
use Water Stone
Cloyster
Water TypeIce Type
Cloyster Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Shellder
305
30
65
45
100
25
40
Stat Change
+220
+20
+30
+40
+80
+20
+30
Cloyster
525
50
95
85
180
45
70

Where To Find Cloyster Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

List of Locations where you can find and catch Cloyster in Pokemon SV.

Pokemon SV Cloyster Weakness

Cloyster is a Water and Ice Type pokemon. This will cause Cloyster to take More Damage from Grass, Electric, Fighting, Rock Type Moves, and Less Damage from Water, Ice Type moves.

Cloyster Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Grass
Electric
Fighting
Rock
0.5x
Less Damage
Water
0.25x
Less Damage
Ice
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Cloyster Weak Against?

Cloyster Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
Rock Type
Dark Type
A
Magnezone
Electric Type
Steel Type
A
Gogoat
Grass Type
B
Jolteon
Electric Type
B
Lucario
Fighting Type
Steel Type

What pokemon is Cloyster Strong Against?

Cloyster Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
A
Gyarados
Water Type
Flying Type
B
Cloyster
Water Type
Ice Type
B
Vaporeon
Water Type
B
Glaceon
Ice Type
B
Cryogonal
Ice Type

Best Cloyster Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
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Pokemon similar to Cloyster based on Water Type
Similar Water Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
A
Gyarados-Pokemon-Image
Gyarados
WATER-Type FLYING-Type 540 95 125 60 79 100 81
B
Cloyster-Pokemon-Image
Cloyster
WATER-Type ICE-Type 525 50 95 85 180 45 70
B
Vaporeon-Pokemon-Image
Vaporeon
WATER-Type 525 130 65 110 60 95 65
B
Golduck-Pokemon-Image
Golduck
WATER-Type 500 80 82 95 78 80 85
B
Clawitzer-Pokemon-Image
Clawitzer
WATER-Type 500 71 73 120 88 89 59
Pokemon similar to Cloyster based on Ice Type
Similar Ice Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
B
Cloyster-Pokemon-Image
Cloyster
WATER-Type ICE-Type 525 50 95 85 180 45 70
B
Glaceon-Pokemon-Image
Glaceon
ICE-Type 525 65 60 130 110 95 65
B
Cryogonal-Pokemon-Image
Cryogonal
ICE-Type 515 80 50 95 50 135 105
B
Beartic-Pokemon-Image
Beartic
ICE-Type 505 95 130 70 80 80 50
C
Glalie-Pokemon-Image
Glalie
ICE-Type 480 80 80 80 80 80 80
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