Crush Claw (move)

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Crush Claw
ブレイククロー Break Claw
Crush Claw.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Crush Claw (Japanese: ブレイククロー Break Claw) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Zangoose.

Effect

Crush Claw inflicts damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Tears at the foe with sharp claws. May lower Defense.
FRLG The foe is attacked with sharp claws. It may also lower the foe's Defense.
Colo.XD Slices target with sharp claws. May lower Defense.
DPPtHGSS The user slashes the foe with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target's Defense.
BWB2W2 The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target's Defense.
XYORAS The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target's Defense.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field 22 22 22 1
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field 31 31 31BW
22B2W2
22XY
26ORAS
26
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3 55 55 55XY
39ORAS
39
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3 67 67 1, 67XY
39ORAS
39
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying 46 46 46
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying 46 46 46
772 Type: Null Type: Null
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25
773 Silvally Silvally
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25
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
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
Field Field
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Dragon Monster
744 Rockruff Rockruff
Field Field
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
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field Pokéwalker - Icy Mountain Rd.
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 IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
244 Entei Entei
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13th Movie Event
GameStop Event
English Winter 2011
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Defense by one level.

In the anime

Black Belt Zangoose Crush Claw 1.png Kendrick Eelektross Crush Claw.png Black Belt Zangoose Crush Claw 3.png Nicholai Zangoose Crush Claw.png
Zangoose's claw glowing Eelektross Turtwig stopping Zangoose's Crush Claw Nicholai's Zangoose
The user's claw starts glowing. It then crushes its claw down on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
335 Zangoose Zangoose's claw glows blue-white. It then smashes its claw down onto its opponent, or Zangoose's claws glow blueish-white with white sparks surrounding it and it hits the opponent with it.
Nicholai's Zangoose ZigZag Zangoose! Debut
A Black Belt's Zangoose Glory Blaze! None
604 Eelektross Eelektross's claws glow blue and smashes its claws down onto its opponent. Or a red-crimson aura forms around each of Eelektross's hands and they turn into a claw like shape and then Eelektross strikes its opponent with the claws.
Kendrick's Eelektross Curtain Up, Unova League! None
A wild Eelektross SS037 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In other generations

Crush Claw III.png Crush Claw IV.png Crush Claw V.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
Crush 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
Crush Claw Colo.png Crush Claw 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
Chinese Cantonese 撕裂爪 Sīliht Jáau *
突擊爪 Dahtgīk Jáau *
Mandarin 撕裂爪 Sīliè Zhuǎ *
突擊爪 Tújí Zhuǎ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pletklauw
Finland Flag.png Finnish Murskatassu
France Flag.png French Éclate Griffe*
Éclategriffe*
Eclategriffe*
Germany Flag.png German Zermalmklaue
Greece Flag.png Greek Νύχια Συντριβής
Italy Flag.png Italian Tritartigli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 브레이크크루 Break Claw
Poland Flag.png Polish Niszczący Pazur
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Garra Brutal
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Drobeća kandža
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe de Garra (AG048)
Garra de Choque (DP051-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Garra Brutal

Variations of the move Crush Claw
Physical Crush ClawRazor Shell


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