Like the Kanto native Tauros, Johto native Wooper got a new regional form in the Paldea region of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. While Paldean Tauros has multiple different forms, Paldean Wooper has an entirely new evolution: Clodsire.
Though Clodsire bears some resemblance to its Johtonian forerunner, Quagsire, it has a different type combination and different weaknesses as a result. Here is what to know about Clodsire and all of its weaknesses in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
All Clodsire weaknesses in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
While Quagsire is a Water/Ground-type, Clodsire is a Poison/Ground-type, just like Paldean Wooper. Because of this, it has a neutral match-up against Grass. This distinguishes it greatly from Quagsire, which has a double weakness to grass and takes quadruple damage from all Grass-type attacks as a result.
However, Quagsire’s only weakness is its extreme weakness to Grass. Clodsire is weak to multiple types, although it doesn’t have any double weaknesses. Here are all of the weaknesses Clodsire has in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:
Despite these weaknesses, Clodsire also has a number of type advantages defensively. It is completely immune to Electric and has a double resistance to Poison. Clodsire also resists Fighting, Rock, Bug, and Fairy.
How to use Clodsire
Clodsire also has several weaknesses in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet when it comes to its stats. For example, it has incredibly low Speed, bad Special Attack and mediocre Attack. However, it also has exceptional HP and good Special Defense. As a result, Clodsire functions best as a tank that slowly whittles away at enemies’ health while taking little damage itself.
Toxic is a great move for Clodsire for this reason, since it allows it to rack up passive damage every turn. It could also run Toxic Spikes in order to poison incoming opponents even after it is no longer in battle. Meanwhile, it can run Gunk Shot and Earthquake as same-type attack bonus moves. Finally, it might opt to run a coverage move like Iron Head, Liquidation, Stone Edge or Megahorn.
Even with its weaknesses, Clodsire can be useful against a number of bosses in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, especially in the early game. Here are important fights where Paldean Wooper and Clodsire have strong type match-ups:
- Gym Leader Kathy
- Stony Cliff Titan Klawf
- Gym Leader Brassius
- Team Star Fire Crew’s Mela
- Gym Leader Iono
- Lurking Steel Titan Orthworm
- Team Star Poison Crew’s Atticus
- Team Star Fairy Crew’s Ortega
- Team Star Fighting Crew’s Eri
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.