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Where to catch Clamperl in Pokémon BDSP

Clamperl can be a tricky Pokémon to come across if players don’t know where to look in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Where to catch Clamperl in Pokémon BDSP

There is a number of ways for players to trip up when trying to complete their National Dex in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. From not knowing how to evolve a certain Pokémon to being unable to find a specific 'mon, the journey to completing the entire Pokédex in Sinnoh is challenging. 

One such Pokémon that could make life difficult for these players is Clamperl. The shell Pokémon isn’t commonly found in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and has proven to be a rare encounter in the places that it is found. However, if players read the guide below, they’ll be catching a Clamperl in no time. 

Catching Clamperl in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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Huntail is one of Clamperl’s evolutions. (Picture: Game Freak)

To start, you will obviously need the National Dex. This is received after seeing all 150 Pokémon in the Sinnoh Dex. 

With that out of the way, you can head to the Grand Underground and begin looking in the following caves to find Clamperl: 

  • Fountainsprint Cave 
  • Riverbank Cave
  • Still-Water Cavern 

Clamperl has a rare chance to spawn inside of these caves, so you might need to exit and re-enter quite a few times to encounter the Pokémon. 

If you don’t want to venture into the underground, you can try your luck at fishing. You’ll need the Super Rod to encounter Clamperl this way, which is given to you in the post-game of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can talk to a fisherman in the Fight Area to receive it. 

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Clamperl can be found in caves in the Grand Underground. (Picture: Game Freak)

With the Super Rod, you can fish on Routes 219 and 221. The chance to encounter Clamperl here is very rare, so be prepared to keep your rod out for some time. 

Once you have a Clamperl, you can evolve it into either Huntail or Gorebyss using two different items and then trading it. So keep that in mind if you’re planning to use either of those Pokémon for your Battle Tower fights. 


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Featured image courtesy of Nintendo / The Pokémon Company.