Pokémon GO Clamperl can evolve into a Huntail (Max CP 2140) or a Gorebyss (Max CP 2281) in Pokémon GO. The evolution process in the core games included trading a Clamperl holding a Deep Sea Tooth (for Huntail), or a Deep Sea Scale (for Gorebyss), but the exact mechanism in GO is unknown as of the time of this writing.
Both Huntail and Gorebyss are fairly good additions to the Pokémon GO meta, falling right in the middle of the middle tier of water Pokémon with it’s strong Attack and glass-cannon like Stamina. Huntail and Gorebyss have the Swift Swim ability which doubles speed during rain.
Pokémon GO Clamperl is known as the “Bivalve Pokémon”, Pokémon GO Huntail as the “Deep Sea Pokémon” and Pokémon GO Gorebyss as the “South Sea Pokémon”. All of them are pure Water type Pokémon.
Huntail and Gorebyss in Pokémon GO
We must admit, we were very excited for both Huntail and Gorebyss! With their strong Attack stat, they definitely are an interesting twist on the traditionally bulky water Pokémon. Gorebyss benefits slightly more from the current Combat Power formula, as it has 14 more ATK, which in turn translates to 141 more in terms of Max CP. Aside from the interesting stat distribution, the moves they both can learn are an absolute hype-killer.
In addition, the two new evolution items needed to evolve into Huntail or Gorebyss, have been found in the code. When will Niantic release Clamperl and these two evolution items? That still remains to be seen.
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Pokémon GO Gorebyss and Huntail Moves and best movesets
Here are the following move pools for Huntail and Gorebyss since all Gen 3 Pokemon moves have been released in the code.
Huntail – Best move set Water Gun/Aqua Tail
Water Gun Water (fast move)
Bite Dark (fast move)
Aqua Tail Water (charge move, 3 bars)
Ice Beam Ice (charge move, 2 bar)
Crunch Dark (charge move, 3 bars)
Gorebyss – Best move set Water Gun/Water Pulse
Water Gun Water (quick move)
Confusion Psychic (quick move)
Psychic Psychic (charge move, 1 bar)
Water Pulse Water (charge move, 2 bars)
Draining Kiss Fairy (charge move, 2 bars)
Neither Pokemon has access to a good Water type move set. Because of this, it is safe to say Huntail and Gorebyss won’t have much use in the Water meta-game. As mentioned previously, they are glass cannons anyways, so that doesn’t help them much either. We are sad Hydro Pump wasn’t a charge move option.
Shiny Clamperl, Shiny Huntail and Shiny Gorebyss in Pokemon GO
A normal Clamperl has a dark blue colored shell with silver rim on its inner edges. It has a light blue body with 6 spherical extensions, and a pink, pearl-like head in the center. A normal Huntail has a light-blue colored body, it has orange fins on its back, on top of its head and on its lower jaw. Its body and face are dotted with white spots that are bordered by orange rings. A normal Gorebyss has a pink body. Its tail and the top of its head are purple-tipped. It also has 2 purple shells on its body.
A shiny Clamperl has a bright royal purple colored, and has yellow, pearl-like head in the center. A shiny Huntail has a light green colored body, it has yellow fins on its back, on top of its head and on its lower jaw. Its body and face are dotted with white spots that are bordered by yellow rings. A shiny Gorebyss has a bright yellow colored body. Its tail and the top of its head are purple-tipped. It also has 2 purple shells on its body like its normal counterpart.
Where to find Clamperl, Huntail and Gorebyss in Pokémon GO?
Clamperl is known to make its home on the seafloor, while Huntail and Gorebyss live deep under the sea. Trainers, get your diving suits and your mini-subs ready, it’s time to dive!
Jokes aside, these Pokémon can be encountered in the Water Biome. The ocean, beaches and other large bodies of water will be a common place to encounter them.
In the anime
Clamperl, Huntail, and Gorebyss made their major appearance on the 369th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 95) titled, “The Evolutionary War”.