Clanging Scales (move)

Clanging Scales
スケイルノイズ Scale Noise
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Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  110
Accuracy  100%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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Clanging Scales (Japanese: スケイルノイズ Scale Noise) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is one of the signature moves of Kommo-o. It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Clangorous Soulblaze by Kommo-o holding Kommonium Z in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

Clanging Scales inflicts damage and reduces the user's Defense by one stage. Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof are not affected by this move.

Clanging Scales will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

Clanging Scales will have its power boosted by 30% when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Punk Rock. The damage dealt by Clanging Scales will also be halved when used against a Pokémon with Punk Rock. If the user is holding a Throat Spray, the item will be consumed and the user's Special Attack stat will be raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack the opposing Pokémon. The user's Defense stat goes down after the attack.
SwSh The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack opposing Pokémon. The user's Defense stat goes down after the attack.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 4 176 211 100% All opponents Lowers the user's Defense by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Lowers the user's Defense.

In the anime

       
Kommo-o
The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack the opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Kommo-o Kommo-o folds its arms then unfolds them as it lets out a big roar, sending blue shockwaves towards the opponent.
Totem Kommo-o Family Determination! Debut


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鱗片噪音 Lèuhnpín Chouyām
Mandarin 鱗片噪音 / 鳞片噪音 Línpiàn Zàoyīn
  French Vibrécaille
  German Schuppenrasseln
  Italian Clamorsquame
  Korean 스케일노이즈 Scale Noise
  Polish Dzwoniące Łuski
  Brazilian Portuguese Batida de Escamas
  Russian Лязгающей Чешуе Lyazgayushchey Cheshuye
  Spanish Fragor Escamas



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