Table of Contents
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Pokemon Ratings
Pokemon Stats
PVE Movesets Grades
Quick  Charge  ATK  DEF 

A 
B 

A 
B 

A 
C 

C 
A 

A 
X 

C 
A 

C 
B 

C 
A 

D 
B 

C 
A 

A 
C 
PVE Offensive Moves Explanation
 Confusion edges out Extrasensory, but they perform similarly.
 Psychic should be paired with the above for a full Psychictype set.
 Mud Slap and Scorching Sands make for Claydol's most optimal Groundtype set.
 Earthquake is not far behind Earth Power in general, but it's still not quite worth considering.
 Gyro Ball has no offensive use.
 Shadow Ball is powerful, but lacks STAB.
 Ice Beam doesn't suit Claydol's role.
 Rock Tomb is even worse.
PVE Defensive Moves Explanation
 Confusion and Mud Slap are the best general choices, though the former is neutrally stronger.
 Extrasensory is entirely outclassed on defense.
 Psychic and Ice Beam are preferred for their relatively early damage windows and 2 bars.
 Shadow Ball is largely unresisted in general, but is relatively easy to dodge.
 Earth Power and Gyro Ball are very slow for 2bar moves, and the latter's coverage isn't particularly valuable either.
 Scorching Sands is on a par with Earth Power, trading a bit of power for a harder dodge window.
 Rock Tomb performs similarly bad on defense.
 Earthquake is unviable for defense.
PVE Overview
Claydol has a few very good movesets available to it, and is one of the few Pokemon blessed with optimal dualSTAB movesets. Without a doubt, it has the moveset to make for a large offensive threat, but its stats just don't allow it to shine like it wants to. That said, it's not all bad for poor Claydol; it's a decent defender with a variable moveset that can keep attackers guessing to a degree, though anything that resists both Psychic and Ground really doesn't see it as much of a threat.
PVP Movesets Grades
Quick  Charge  ATK 

A 

A 

A 

A 
PvP Moveset Explanation
PvP Rating Explanation
Fast Moves
Psychic
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.51x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  EPU  DPS  DPS w/STAB  True DPS 

1.60

1.00

9.38

12.50

15.63

Psychic
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.51x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  EPU  DPS  DPS w/STAB  True DPS 

1.10

0.20

10.91

10.91

13.64

Ground
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.51x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  EPU  DPS  DPS w/STAB  True DPS 

1.40

0.20

8.57

12.86

16.07

Charge Moves
Psychic
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.51x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  DPE  DPS  DPS w/STAB  DPE*DPS 

2.80

1.30

0.00

1.80 
32.14

40.18

57.86 
Ground
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.51x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  DPE  DPS  DPS w/STAB  DPE*DPS 

3.60

0.80

0.00

1.40 
38.89

48.61

54.44 
Steel
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  DPE  DPS  DPS w/STAB  DPE*DPS 

3.30

0.50

0.00

1.60 
24.24

30.30

38.79 
Ground
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.51x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  DPE  DPS  DPS w/STAB  DPE*DPS 

3.60

0.70

0.00

2.00 
27.78

34.72

55.56 
Ghost
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.51x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  DPE  DPS  DPS w/STAB  DPE*DPS 

3.00

0.40

0.00

2.00 
33.33

41.67

66.67 
Ice
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  DPE  DPS  DPS w/STAB  DPE*DPS 

3.30

1.50

0.00

1.80 
27.27

34.09

49.09 
Rock
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  DPE  DPS  DPS w/STAB  DPE*DPS 

3.20

0.75

0.00

1.40 
21.88

27.34

30.63 
Ground
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
1.6x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.714x Damage  VS  
.51x Damage  VS 
CD  DW  EPS  DPE  DPS  DPS w/STAB  DPE*DPS 

3.20

0.90

0.00

1.90 
29.69

37.11

56.41 
Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost
Candy  50 

Stardust  50,000 
Other
Flee Rate  6.0 % 
Buddy Distance  3 km 
Capture Rate  20.0 % 
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
Psychic Medal
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.
Stardust  Level  Min CP  Max CP 

200  1  23  27 
200  1.5  48  57 
200  2  73  87 
200  2.5  97  117 
400  3  122  146 
400  3.5  147  176 
400  4  172  206 
400  4.5  197  236 
600  5  222  265 
600  5.5  247  295 
600  6  271  325 
600  6.5  296  355 
800  7  321  384 
800  7.5  346  414 
800  8  371  444 
800  8.5  396  474 
1000  9  421  504 
1000  9.5  445  533 
1000  10  470  563 
1000  10.5  494  591 
1300  11  517  619 
1300  11.5  541  647 
1300  12  564  676 
1300  12.5  588  704 
1600  13  611  732 
1600  13.5  635  760 
1600  14  659  788 
1600  14.5  682  816 
1900  15  706  845 
1900  15.5  729  873 
1900  16  753  901 
1900  16.5  776  929 
2200  17  800  957 
2200  17.5  823  985 
2200  18  847  1014 
2200  18.5  870  1042 
2500  19  894  1070 
2500  19.5  917  1098 
2500  20  941  1126 
2500  20.5  964  1154 
3000  21  988  1182 
3000  21.5  1011  1211 
3000  22  1035  1239 
3000  22.5  1059  1267 
3500  23  1082  1295 
3500  23.5  1106  1323 
3500  24  1129  1352 
3500  24.5  1153  1380 
4000  25  1176  1408 
4000  25.5  1200  1436 
4000  26  1223  1464 
4000  26.5  1247  1492 
4500  27  1270  1521 
4500  27.5  1294  1549 
4500  28  1317  1577 
4500  28.5  1341  1605 
5000  29  1365  1633 
5000  29.5  1388  1661 
5000  30  1412  1690 
5000  30.5  1423  1704 
6000  31  1435  1718 
6000  31.5  1447  1732 
6000  32  1459  1746 
6000  32.5  1470  1760 
7000  33  1482  1774 
7000  33.5  1494  1788 
7000  34  1506  1802 
7000  34.5  1518  1816 
8000  35  1529  1830 
8000  35.5  1541  1844 
8000  36  1553  1859 
8000  36.5  1565  1873 
9000  37  1576  1887 
9000  37.5  1588  1901 
9000  38  1600  1915 
9000  38.5  1612  1929 
10000  39  1623  1943 
10000  39.5  1635  1957 
10000  40  1647  1971 