Metal Claw (move)

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Metal Claw
メタルクロー Metal Claw
Metal Claw V.png
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Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  50
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Metal Claw (Japanese: メタルクロー Metal Claw) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Metal Claw deals damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage.

Metal Claw can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if the move Metal Sound was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Strikes the target with sharp claws. Has a one-in-ten shot at raising the user's Attack.
GSC An attack that may up user's Attack.
RSEColo.XD A claw attack that may raise the user's Attack.
FRLG The foe is attacked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack stat.
BWB2W2 The target is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack stat.
XYORAS
SM
The target is raked with steel claws. This may also raise the user's Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 13FRLG
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 13FRLG
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1, 13FRLG
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 14
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alola Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 21 21 21 21
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 1FRLG 21 21 21 21
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 30 26 21 21 21 21
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 65C 64 42 49BW
22B2W2
22 22
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 9ORAS 9
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38XY
21ORAS
21
304 Aron Aron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10
305 Lairon Lairon
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 25 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 25 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, Evo.
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1,20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
394 Prinplup Prinplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 16 16 16 1, Evo.
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 16 16 16 1
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 42 49BW
22B2W2
22 22
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10DPPt
6HGSS
6 6 6
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 15 15 15
530 Excadrill Excadrill
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 15 15 15
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 14 14 14
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 14 14 14
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 21 21 11
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 1
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field C
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field C
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster
767 Wimpod Wimpod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Island Scan - Seaward Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★
Power = 31 | Accuracy = 95% | Effect = Has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack.
Used by : Aron

Pokémon GO

Metal Claw
Fast Attack
Type Steel
Power 8
Energy boost 7%
Duration 0.7 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
SandslashKinglerUrsaring
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Metal Claw had a power of 12
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Metal Claw had a duration of 0.63 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Metal Claw had a duration of 1.13 seconds.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also boost the user's Attack by one level.
Conq. Scratch the enemy with steel claws. It may also increase the user's Attack.

In the anime

Johnny Aggron Metal Claw.png Cameron Ferrothorn Metal Claw.png Paul Weavile Metal Claw.png Gary Scizor Metal Claw.png
Aggron Ferrothorn Weavile Scizor
The user's claws glow and are used in slashing the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
212 Scizor Scizor's claws become surrounded in a silver aura and it grabs onto the opponent, or one of Scizor's claws glow white and then it punches the opponent with it, or Scizor jumps at the opponent and crosses its pincers. Both pincers become surrounded by a gray aura and gray static appears around them. When Scizor reaches the opponent, it brings its claws forward and slams them together in front of it, creating a large gray energy ball that shoots lightning bolts at the opponent, or both of Scizor's claws glow white and it slams both of them into the opponent at once.
Shingo's Blade Wired for Battle Debut
Gary's Scizor Can't Beat the Heat! None
Unknown Trainer's Scizor Vanity Affair None
Katie's Scizor A Judgment Brawl None
Minnie's Scizor Gymbaliar! None
A Scizor an Unknown Trainer used briefly Camping it Up! None
McCann's Scizor Mastering Current Events! None
Goone's Scizor Zoroark: Ruler of Illusions. None
215 Sneasel Sneasel's claw glows white and then it slashes the opponent.
Harrison's Sneasel Playing with Fire! None
305 Lairon Lairon's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Savannah's Lairon A Fan with a Plan None
348 Armaldo The black parts of Armaldo's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent.
A wild Armaldo Where's Armaldo? None
306 Aggron Aggron's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Johnny's Aggron Shocks and Bonds None
Paul's Aggron Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None
004 Charmander The tips on one of Charmander's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Charmander of Team Go-Getters Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate None
379 Registeel Registeel's fingers glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None
394 Prinplup The light blue parts of Prinplup's flippers glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Kenny's Prinplup Getting the Pre-Contest Titters! None
375 Metang Metang's forearm becomes surrounded by a white aura and light blue sparks surround it. It then hits the opponent with its arm or its claws glow a silver and white color and then the glow grows to form a bigger claw shape of silver and white energy around both claws and then it attacks the opponent with its claws.
Head engineer's Metang Bibarel Gnaws Best! None
Alain's Metang The Synchronicity Test! None
448 Lucario The spikes on the top of Lucario's paws glow white and they grow, transforming into three claws. Lucario then slashes the opponent with them.
Maylene's Lucario Crossing the Battle Line! None
461 Weavile Weavile's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them or its claws glow a silver and white color and then the glow grows to form a bigger claw shape of silver and white energy around both claws and then it attacks the opponent with its claws.
Paul's Weavile Pedal to the Mettle! None
Kagetomo's Weavile A Festival of Decisions! None
Mable's Weavile An Explosive Operation! None
376 Metagross Metagross crosses its two front arms above its head and light blue sparks run up its arms for a moment. Metagross then slams into the opponent with its arms crossed.
A wild Metagross Regaining a Home Advantage! None
Alain's Metagross Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
395 Empoleon The blue parts on the rims of Empoleon's wings glow white and Empoleon slashes the opponent with one or both of them.
Barry's Empoleon Fighting Ire with Fire! None
Kenny's Empoleon Last Call - First Round! None
530 Excadrill Both of Excadrill's claws flash white and then turn into iron. It then repeatedly slashes the opponent with both of its claws.
Iris's Excadrill Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
529 Drilbur Drilbur pulls back one of its claws and it starts to shine white. When the glow fades, its claw turns into iron. Drilbur then slashes the opponent with its claw. Sometimes, when it slashes the opponent, it leaves behind a white trail of energy where it slashed.
Iris's Drilbur Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
Rocko's Drilbur A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
624 Pawniard Pawniard crosses its arms over its chest and the two white claws at the end of its arms turn into silver metal, starting from the base to the tip. It then slashes the opponent in an 'X'-like fashion, or Pawniard's claws flash white for a moment, and then turn into iron. Pawniard then spins around and slashes the opponent with one of its claws.
Georgia's Pawniard Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None
649 Genesect Genesect's claws glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
Chill Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
Shock Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
598 Ferrothorn The spikes on Ferrothorn's feelers turn into iron and it slashes the opponent with them.
Cameron's Ferrothorn Curtain Up, Unova League! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga


In other generations

Core series games

Metal Claw II.png Metal Claw III.png Metal Claw IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Metal Claw Stad2.png Metal Claw Colo.png Metal Claw XD.png Metal Claw PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Metal Claw PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金屬爪 Gāmsuhk Jáau *
合金爪 Hahpgām Jáau *
Mandarin 金屬爪 / 金属爪 Jīnshǔ Zhuǎ *
合金爪 Héjīn Zhuǎ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Metalen klauw
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rautanäppi (EP140)
Rautakoura/Rautakynsi (OS)
Rautakynsi/Teräskynsi (AG series)
France Flag.png French Griffe Acier
Germany Flag.png German Metallklaue
Greece Flag.png Greek Μεταλλόνυχες
India Flag.png Hindi धातु का पूंजा Dhatu Ka Punja
लोहे का पूंजा Lohay Ka Punja
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cakar Besi
Kuku Besi
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferrartigli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메탈크로우 Metal Claw
Poland Flag.png Polish Metalowy Pazur
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Garra de Metal
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Garra Metálica
Romania Flag.png Romanian Gheara de Metal
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Metalna kandža
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Garra de Metal
Spain Flag.png Spain Garra Metal*
Garra-Metal*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Metal Pençe
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Móng Vuốt Sắc
Móng Vuốt Sắt


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