Shadow Claw (move)

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Shadow Claw
シャドークロー Shadow Claw
Shadow Claw.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Shadow Claw (Japanese: シャドークロー Shadow Claw) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV. It has been TM65 since Generation IV.

Effect

Shadow Claw deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like 39 39 39XY
29ORAS
29
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field 55DP
49PtHGSS
49 49XY
33ORAS
33
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered 80DPPt
42HGSS
42 42 42
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Grass Amorphous 55 1
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
Amorphous Amorphous 37
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
TM65
V
TM65
VI
TM65
VII
TM65
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
Field Field
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alola Form
Field Field
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field
030 Nidorina Nidorina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alola Form
Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
Field Field
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster
305 Lairon Lairon
Monster Monster
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon
Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
394 Prinplup Prinplup
Water 1 Field
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
Field Field
443 Gible Gible
Monster Dragon
444 Gabite Gabite
Monster Dragon
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
Field Field
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field
530 Excadrill Excadrill
Field Field
542 Leavanny Leavanny
Bug Bug
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral
566 Archen Archen
Water 3 Flying
567 Archeops Archeops
Water 3 Flying
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral
611 Fraxure Fraxure
Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Field Field
614 Beartic Beartic
Field Field
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Monster Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
679 Honedge Honedge
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral
688 Binacle Binacle
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3
708 Phantump Phantump
Amorphous Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Amorphous Grass
714 Noibat Noibat
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Flying
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
722 Rowlet Rowlet
Flying Flying
723 Dartrix Dartrix
Flying Flying
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying
725 Litten Litten
Field Field
726 Torracat Torracat
Field Field
727 Incineroar Incineroar
Field Field
757 Salandit Salandit
Monster Dragon
758 Salazzle Salazzle
Monster Dragon
760 Bewear Bewear
Field Field
768 Golisopod Golisopod
Bug Water 3
772 Type: Null Type: Null
Undiscovered Undiscovered
773 Silvally Silvally
Undiscovered Undiscovered
775 Komala Komala
Field Field
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
Amorphous Amorphous
780 Drampa Drampa
Monster Dragon
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
Mineral Mineral
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon
792 Lunala Lunala
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799 Guzzlord Guzzlord
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon
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 IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Rescue Kidnapped Riolu!
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

Shadow Claw
Fast Attack
Type Ghost
Power 11
Energy boost 8%
Duration 0.95 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
HaunterGengar

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Shadow Claw had a power of 16 and an energy gain of 7%.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.

In the anime

Zoey Glameow Shadow Claw.png Stephan Liepard Shadow Claw.png Wikstrom Mega Scizor Shadow Claw.png Jessie Mimikyu Shadow Claw.png
Glameow Liepard Mega Scizor Mimikyu
A dark-purple aura shaped into sharp claws envelops the user's paw. The user then strikes the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
431 Glameow Glameow holds out its paw and its lower arm becomes surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a huge claw and Glameow slashes the opponent with it.
Zoey's Glameow Arrival of a Rival! Debut
Johanna's Glameow SS024 None
512 Simisage Simisage's raises its arm before placing its hand on the ground. A shadow of a claw then stretches across the ground and reaches for the opponent. The shadow then rises from the ground and strikes the opponent.
Angus's Simisage The Clubsplosion Begins! None
632 Durant Durant's mandibles become surrounded by black auras with a purple outlines. The auras then extend, and Durant stabs the opponent with them.
Multiple wild Durant Battling the Leaf Thieves! None
646 Kyurem One of Kyurem's claws glows black with a purple outline. The aura grows into a large claw, and Kyurem strikes the opponent with it.
Kyurem (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
053 Persian One of Persian's paws becomes surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Persian slashes the opponent with it.
Giovanni's Persian Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None
510 Liepard One of Liepard's paws becomes surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Liepard slashes the opponent with it.
Stephan's Liepard Strong Strategy Steals the Show! None
Bryony's Liepard Meeting at Terminus Cave! None
612 Haxorus One of Haxorus's hands becomes surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Haxorus slashes the opponent with it.
Rhoder's Haxorus Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation! None
212M Scizor Mega Scizor's claws becomes surrounded by black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Scizor slashes the opponent with it.
Wikstrom's Scizor Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Scizor cannot legally learn Shadow Claw
359M Absol Mega Absol's claw becomes surrounded by black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Trevenant slashes the opponent with it.
Astrid's Absol Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
709 Trevenant Trevenant's claw becomes surrounded by black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Trevenant slashes the opponent with it.
A wild Trevenant Forging Forest Friendships! None
302 Sableye One of Sableye's claws becomes surround by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Sableye slashes the opponent with it.
Carrie's Sableye Cloudy Fate, Bright Future! None
625 Bisharp Both of Bisharp's arms become surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Bisharp slashes the opponent with it.
Heidayu's Bisharp A Festival of Decisions! None
461 Weavile Both of Weavile's arms become surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Weavile slashes the opponent with it.
Kagetomo's Weavile A Festival of Decisions! None
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu creates a black sharp claw with a purple outline from under its rag. Then it slashes the opponent with it.
Jessie's Mimikyu SM004 None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga


In other generations

Shadow Claw IV.png Shadow Claw BW.png Shadow Claw B2W2.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 BW 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

  • Shadow Claw is the only Ghost-type Cute move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 影子鉤爪 Yíngjí Ngāujáau
Mandarin 影子鈎爪 Yǐngzi Gōuzhuǎ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schaduwklauw
France Flag.png French Griffe Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Dunkelklaue
Greece Flag.png Greek Σκοτόνυχες Skontónuches
India Flag.png Hindi छाया का पंजा Chhaya Ka Panja
Italy Flag.png Italian Ombrartigli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도크루 Shadow Claw
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Skyggeklo
Poland Flag.png Polish Cienisty Pazur
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Garra das Sombras
Garra Sombria (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Garra Sombra
Romania Flag.png Romanian Gheara Fantomă
Russia Flag.png Russian Призрачный коготь Prizrachnyy kogot'
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Kandža senke
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Garra de Sombra
Spain Flag.png Spain Garra Umbría


Variations of the move Slash
Physical SlashCross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow Claw
Formerly a variation
Physical Leaf Blade


Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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