Scratch (move)

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Scratch
ひっかく Scratch
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Scratch (Japanese: ひっかく Scratch) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Scratch inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. Sharp claws are used to inflict damage on the target.
GSC Scratches with sharp claws.
RSE Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
FRLG Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe.
Colo.XD Scratches the target with sharp claws.
DPPtHGSS Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe to inflict damage.
BWB2W2 Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.
XYORAS
SM
Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
Field Field 1
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field 8 8 1 1 1 1 1
030 Nidorina Nidorina
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1, 8 8 1 1 1 1 1
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1, 8 1 1 1 1 1 1
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
047 Parasect Parasect
Bug Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
053 Persian Persian
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
162 Furret Furret
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1
291 Ninjask Ninjask
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
359 Absol Absol
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field 1 1 1 1
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field 5 5 5 5
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field 1 1 1 1
435 Skuntank Skuntank
Field Field 1 1 1 1
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field 1 1 1 1
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field 1 1 1
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field 1 1 1
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field 1 1 1
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field 1 1 1
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field 1 1 1
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field 1 1 1
530 Excadrill Excadrill
Field Field 1 1 1
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field 1 1 1
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field 1 1 1
610 Axew Axew
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
611 Fraxure Fraxure
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Dragon Monster 1 1 1
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
653 Fennekin Fennekin
Field Field 1 1
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field 1 1
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field 1 1
677 Espurr Espurr
Field Field 1 1
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field 1 1
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field 1 1
688 Binacle Binacle
Water 3 Water 3 1 1
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3 1 1
725 Litten Litten
Field Field 1
726 Torracat Torracat
Field Field 1
727 Incineroar Incineroar
Field Field 1
757 Salandit Salandit
Monster Dragon 1
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
Amorphous Amorphous 1
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 GO

Scratch
Fast Attack
Type Normal
Power 6
Energy boost 7%
Duration 0.5 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
CharmanderCharmeleonSandshrewParasDiglettMeowth
PersianMankeyKabuto

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Scratch had a power of 10.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.

In the anime

In the main series

Serena Fennekin Scratch.png Ash Chimchar Scratch.png Cress Panpour Scratch.png Iris Axew Scratch.png
Fennekin Chimchar Panpour Axew
The foe is hit by the user's sharp claws
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
052 Meowth Meowth scratches the opponent with its claws. Sometimes when it uses this move, its claws glow white and leave behind white trails of energy.
Meowth of Team Rocket Challenge of the Samurai Debut
057 Primeape Primeape puts its hand in a fist and repeatedly scratches the opponent with its fist.
Ash's Primeape The Punchy Pokémon None
054 Psyduck Psyduck charges at the opponent with its claws extended and scratches them.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ repeatedly scratches the opponent with its claws.
Emily's Maria Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon None
028 Sandslash Sandslash repeatedly slashes the opponent with its claws.
Koji's Sandslash Good Quil Hunting None
158 Totodile Totodile scratches the opponent repeatedly with its claws.
Ash's Totodile The Totodile Duel None
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth hits the opponent with its whole hand.
Norman's Vigoroth There's no Place like Hoenn None
Marcel's Vigoroth The Garden of Eatin' None
302 Sableye Sableye scratches the opponent with its nails.
Cassidy's Sableye Oaknapped! None
255 Torchic Torchic jumps up and scratches the opponent repeatedly with its two feet.
Nurse Joy's Torchic Having a Wailord of a Time None
287 Slakoth Slakoth scratches the opponent with its claws.
Marcel's Slakoth The Garden of Eatin' None
A Coordinator's Slakoth Playing the Performance Encore! None
190 Aipom Aipom scratches the opponent with its hands.
Multiple wild Aipom Slaking Kong! None
Ash's Aipom Slaking Kong! None
461 Weavile Weavile scratches the opponent with its claws.
A wild Weavile Duels of the Jungle! None
390 Chimchar Chimchar scratches the opponent with its fingers, leaving behind white trails of energy.
Ash's Chimchar When Pokémon Worlds Collide! None
570 Zorua The end of one of Zorua's paws glows light blue and it swings the paw at the opponent, releasing a crescent blade of energy.
Zorua (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
515 Panpour The tips of one or both of Panpour's hands glow white and it scratches the opponent one or more times, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Cress's Panpour Triple Leaders, Team Threats! None
610 Axew Axew raises its claws in the air and one of them flashes white. It then scratches the opponent one or more times with both claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Iris's Axew The Bloom Is on Axew! None
335 Zangoose Zangoose's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Weiss's Zangoose Saving Braviary! None
678 Meowstic Meowstic extends the claws on one of its paws, or the claws on one of Meowstic's hands glow white. It then scratches the opponent.
Astrid's Meowstic Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
Heath's Meowstic Splitting Heirs! None
Blake's Meowstic Splitting Heirs! None
653 Fennekin Fennekin scratches the opponent with one of its front paws, leaving a white trail of energy. Sometimes, it extends the claws.
Mirror Serena's Fennekin The Cave of Mirrors! None
Serena's Fennekin Forging Forest Friendships! None
215 Sneasel Sneasel raises its claws in the air and one of them flashes white. It then scratches the opponent one or more times with both claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
A Performer's Sneasel Performing with Fiery Charm! None
654 Braixen Braixen scratches the opponent with one of its front paws, leaving a white trail of energy.
Serena's Braixen Over the Mountain of Snow! None
310 Manectric One of the claws on one of Manectric's front paws glows white and it then charges towards the opponent to scratch the opponent with the same set of claws
Celosia's Manectric Meeting at Terminus Cave! Japanese version only
Manectric cannot legally learn Scratch.

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Charmander Scratch PO.png Red Charmeleon Scratch PO.png None.png
Charmander Charmeleon
The foe is hit by the user's sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
004 Charmander Charmander scratches the opponent with its claws.
Red's Charmander File 1: Red Debut
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon scratches the opponent with its claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Red's Charmeleon File 2: Cubone None

In the manga

In the Aim to Be a Card Master!! manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Scratch I.png Scratch II.png Scratch III.png Scratch 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
Scratch V.png Scratch 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
Scratch Stad.png Scratch Stad2.png Scratch Colo.png Scratch XD.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 利爪 Lìzhuǎ*
搔癢 Sāoyǎng*
Denmark Flag.png Danish Kradse
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Krab
Finland Flag.png Finnish Raapaisu
Raapiminen (AG series)
France Flag.png French Griffe
Germany Flag.png German Kratzer
Greece Flag.png Greek Γρατσουνιά Gratsouniá
India Flag.png Hindi पंजा मारो Panja Maaro
खरोच मारो Kharoch Maaro
खुजली का हमला Khujli ka hamla
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cakar
Italy Flag.png Italian Graffio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 할퀴기 Halkwigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Rysa
Drapanie (season 11)
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Arranhão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Zgârietura
Russia Flag.png Russian Царапина Tsarapina
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Grebanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Rasguño (EP029-DP)
Arañazo (BW005-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Arañazo
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Rivattack
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Tırmalama
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cào


Variations of the move Gust
Physical PoundScratch
Special GustWater GunFairy Wind



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