Crush Claw (move)

Crush Claw
ブレイククロー Break Claw
Crush Claw VIII.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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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. In that Generation, 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.

Crush Claw can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Swords Dance was used in the prior turn.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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
SMUSUM
The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target's Defense.
SwSh The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 22 22 22 1, Evo.SMUSUM 1
335   Zangoose
  Field Field 31 31 31BW
22B2W2
22XY
26ORAS
26
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 55 55 55XY
39ORAS
39 32
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 67 67 1, 67XY
39ORAS
39 32
529   Drilbur
  Field Field 24
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field 24
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 1, Evo.
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
255   Torchic
  Field Field
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
529   Drilbur
  Field Field
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
744   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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
215   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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Shiny Crown Entei
Shinsegae Entei
Korean Crown Entei
GameStop Entei
Winter 2011 Entei
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Crush Claw is a move with 14 base power, 90% accuracy, and 15 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user, and might lower their Defense by one stage.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 63 75 95% An opponent Has a chance (50%) of lowering the target's Defense by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a good chance of lowering the target's Defense

Pokémon GO

  Crush Claw
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power ?
Energy cost ?
Duration 1.9 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 1.7 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power ?
Energy cost ?
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Defense by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで ぼうぎょを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also lower its Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Defense.


In the anime

       
Silvally Eelektross Type: Null Zangoose
The user's claw starts glowing. It then crushes its claw down on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  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 XYS06 None
  Lycanroc Midnight Form Lycanroc's claws glow red and smashes its claws down onto the opponent.
Cross's Lycanroc I Choose You! None
  Type: Null Type: Null's claws glow red and smashes its claws down onto the opponent.
Gladion's Silvally A Masked Warning! None
  Silvally Silvally's claws glow red and smashes its claws down onto the opponent.
Gladion's Silvally Family Determination! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battle Frontier


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

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 *
  Dutch Pletklauw
  Finnish Murskatassu
  French Éclate Griffe*
Éclategriffe*
Eclategriffe*
  German Zermalmklaue
  Greek Νύχια Συντριβής
  Italian Tritartigli
  Korean 브레이크크루 Break Claw
  Polish Niszczący Pazur
Portuguese   Brazil Garra Esmagadora (Pokémon GO, BW103-present, manga)
Garra Brutal (early anime)
  Portugal Garra Brutal
Garra Esmagadora
  Russian Разящий коготь Razyaschyy Kogot
  Serbian Drobeća kandža
Spanish   Latin America Golpe de Garra (AG048)
Garra de Choque (DP051-present)
  Spain Garra Brutal
  Thai กรงเล็บทำลายล้าง
  Vietnamese Vuốt Nghiền


Variations of the move Crush Claw
  Crush ClawRazor Shell


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.