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Dragon Claw (move)

Dragon Claw
ドラゴンクロー Dragon Claw
Dragon Claw.png
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Type  Dragon
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.

Dragon Claw (Japanese: ドラゴンクロー Dragon Claw) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation III and has been TM02 since.

Effect

Dragon Claw inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Description

Games Description
RSE Slashes the foe with sharp claws.*
Hooks and slashes the foe with long, sharp claws.*
FRLG Sharp, huge claws hook and slash the foe quickly and with great power.
Colo.XD Scratches the target with sharp claws.*
Hooks and slashes the target with long, sharp claws.*
DPPtHGSS The user slashes the foe with huge, sharp claws.*
Sharp, huge claws hook and slash the foe quickly and with great power.*
BWB2W2Conq
XY
The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying   -- -- --
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon   45 45 55 55
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon 49 45 50 50
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon 69 55 55 55
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying 79 55 61 61
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying 20 20   '
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground   27 27 27
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground   33 33 33
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground   33 33 33
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon   30 28 28 28
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon   30 28 28 28
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon   30 28 28 28
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying     48 48
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying     56 56
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon     28 28
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon     28 28
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon     28 28
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon     27 27
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric     54 54
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon       37
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon       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 breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
158 Totodile Totodile* Water Water CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardDragoniteFeraligatrTyranitarSceptileAggron CharizardGibleGabite Garchomp  
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 Type Machine
I
--
II
--
III
TM02
IV
TM02
V
TM02
VI
TM02
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
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

Dragon Claw is the only move of Gabite and Fraxure.

In the anime

Fraxure Dragon Claw.png Cynthia Garchomp Dragon Claw.png Emmy Druddigon Dragon Claw.png Drake Shelgon Dragon Claw.png
Fraxure Garchomp Druddigon Shelgon
The user slashes the foe with huge, sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
373 Salamence Salamence's claws glow white or bright green and its slashes the opponent with them.
Silver's Salamence The Search for the Legend Debut
Drake's Salamence Vanity Affair None
149 Dragonite Dragonite's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Lance's Dragonite The Scuffle of Legends None
372 Shelgon The tips of Shelgon's front legs glow bright green and it slashes the opponent with them.
Drake's Shelgon Vanity Affair None
487O Giratina The gold part of Giratina's upper spikes glows magenta and it hits the opponent with it.
Giratina (movie) Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
445 Garchomp Garchomp's hand claws glow light green and it slashes the opponent repeatedly.
Cynthia's Garchomp Double Team Turnover! None
444 Gabite One or both of Gabite's claws glow light blue or light green and it slashes the opponent with it. Sometimes, when it slashes, it leaves behind a trail of energy the same color as the glow of its claws.
A wild Gabite Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
Ursula's Gabite Another One Gabites the Dust! None
621 Druddigon Both of the claws on Druddigon's hands glow light blue and it slashes the opponent once with each hand, or the claws on one of Druddigon's hands glow light blue and it slashes the opponent with it.
Emmy's Druddigon The Dragon Master's Path! None
Gail's Druddigon Search for the Clubultimate! None
Drayden's Druddigon Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! None
643 Reshiram The claws on one of Reshiram's wings glow bright pink and Reshiram slashes the opponent with it. As it does, it leaves behind a bright pink trail of energy where it slashed.
Reshiram (M14) White—Victini and Zekrom None
553 Krookodile The claws on one of Krookodile's hands glow light blue and it slashes the opponent with them.
Ash's Krookodile Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three! None
611 Fraxure The claws on both of Fraxure's hands glow light blue and it slashes the opponent with one of them.
A Fraxure Iris borrowed from the Opelucid Trainers' School Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! None
006MX Charizard The claws on both of Mega Charizard X's hands become surrounded in light blue, claw-shaped energies. It then strikes the opponent with one of them.
Alain's Charizard Mega Evolution Special I None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga


In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In other generations

Dragon Claw III.png Dragon Claw IV.png Dragon 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Dragon 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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 龍爪 Lóngzhuǎ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Drakenklauw
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lohikäärmeenkynsi
Tulikoura (AG013)
France Flag.png French Dracogriffe
Germany Flag.png German Drachenklaue
Greece Flag.png Greek Νύχι Δράκου
India Flag.png Hindi द्रगों का पंजा Dragon ka panja
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cakar Naga
Kuku Naga
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragartigli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 드래곤크루 Dragon Claw
Poland Flag.png Polish Pazur Smoka
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Garra do Dragão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Gheara de Dragon
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zmajeva Kandža
Spain Flag.png Spanish Garra Dragón
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Ejderha Pençesi


Variations of the move Strength
Physical StrengthDrill PeckDragon ClawSeed BombX-Scissor
Special Power Gem


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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Last modified on 25 August 2014, at 09:52