Dragon Claw (move)

Dragon Claw
ドラゴンクロー Dragon Claw
Dragon Claw VIII.png
Dragon Claw VIII 2.png
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.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Dragon Claw (Japanese: ドラゴンクロー Dragon Claw) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation III. It was TM02 from Generation III to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and is TR47 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Dragon Claw inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Dragon Claw can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining two extra appeal points if any of the moves DragonBreath, Dragon Dance or Dragon Rage was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Dragon Claw's PP was changed from 15 to 10 and it has an increased critical hit ratio.

Category  Physical
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  80  60  100
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Crit. stage  +1  +1  +2
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Has a high critical-hit ratio

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.*
DPPtHGSSPBR The user slashes the foe with huge, sharp claws.*
Sharp, huge claws hook and slash the foe quickly and with great power.*
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws.
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user slashes the target with huge sharp claws.
LA The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1SwShBDSP
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 45 45BW
55B2W2
55XY
45ORAS
1, Evo. 1, Evo.SwShBDSP
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon 49 50 50 50XY
29ORAS
29 31SwShBDSP
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon 69 55 55 55XY
29ORAS
29 33SwShBDSP
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon 79 61 61 61XY
29ORAS
29 33SwShBDSP
384   Rayquaza
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20 20DPPt
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon 27 27 27 27 36SwShBDSP
21LA
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon 33 33 33 33 42SwShBDSP
21LA
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon 33 33 33 33 42SwShBDSP
21LA
483   Dialga
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 30DPPt
28HGSS
28 28 28 40SwSh
48BDSP
19LA
484   Palkia
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 30DPPt
28HGSS
28 28 28 40SwSh
48BDSP
19LA
487   Giratina
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 30DPPt
28HGSS
28 28 28 63SwSh
70BDSP
36LA
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 48 48 48 39SwSh
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 56 56 56 41SwSh
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon 28 28 28 18SwSh
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon 28 28 28 18SwSh
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon 28 28 28 18SwSh
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 27 27 27 30SwSh
644   Zekrom
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 54 54 54 32SwSh
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon 37 37 36SwSh
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon 37 37 36SwSh
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon 41 32SwSh
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 43 32SwSh
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 43 32SwSh
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon 48SwSh
895   Regidrago
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36SwSh
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
TM02
IV
TM02
V
TM02
VI
TM02
VII
TM02
VIII
TR47
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 BDSP
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1 BDSP
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1 BDSP
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
380   Latias
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
381   Latios
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
383   Groudon
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
483   Dialga
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
484   Palkia
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
487   Giratina
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
493   Arceus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
643   Reshiram
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered B2W2
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered B2W2
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
717   Yveltal
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
772   Type: Null
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
799   Guzzlord
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
880   Dracozolt
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
895   Regidrago
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
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, Dragon Claw is a move with 16 base power, 88% accuracy, and 10 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front.

In Gates to Infinity, Dragon Claw hits adjacent enemies when used by a Gigantic Pokémon.

Pokémon Conquest

 
>
 
Stars: ★★★★
Power: 43
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Users:      
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 50 60 100% An opponent No additional effect.

Pokémon GO

  Dragon Claw
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.7 seconds
Damage window 1.1 - 1.3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 50
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                   
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 40 → 35
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 35 → 50
    • Energy cost: 50 → 33
    • Duration: 1.5 → 1.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.2 - 1.4 → 1.1 - 1.3 seconds

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Dragon Claw is Garchomp's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 as Gabite and upgrading Bulldoze into it instead of Earthquake. The user viciously claws everything in the designated area twice. The first attack deals damage and pushes enemies. The second attack deals increased damage, in a range slightly larger than the designated area. When using Dragon Rush combo with this move, increase the slow to enemies. At level 13, the move's damage increases.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDGtI
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
Conq. The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws.
MDGtI It damages an enemy.
It damages enemies.*
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

       
Noivern Gabite Druddigon Dragonite
The user slashes the foe with huge, sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Salamence Salamence's claws glow white or bright green and it slashes the opponent with them.
Silver's Salamence The Search for the Legend Debut
Drake's Salamence Vanity Affair None
  Dragonite Dragonite's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them, or a light-green aura forms around one of Dragonite's hands and turns into a claw-like shape. Dragonite then strikes the opponent with the claw.
Lance's Dragonite The Scuffle of Legends None
Ash's Dragonite Raid Battle in The Ruins! None
  Shelgon The tips of Shelgon's front legs glow bright green and it slashes the opponent with them.
Drake's Shelgon Vanity Affair None
  Giratina The gold part of Origin Forme Giratina's upper spikes glows magenta and it hits the opponent with it.
Giratina (movie) Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
  Garchomp Garchomp's hand claws glow light green or light blue and it slashes the opponent repeatedly or a light-green aura forms around each of Garchomp's hands and they turn into a claw like shape and then it strikes its opponent with the claws.
Cynthia's Garchomp Double Team Turnover! None
Professor Sycamore's Garchomp A Towering Takeover! None
A Trainer's Garchomp Legend? Go! Friends? Go! None
  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
  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 or light green and it slashes the opponent with it or a light-green aura forms around one of Druddigon's claws and then it attacks its opponent with its claws.
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
Aliana's Druddigon Coming Apart at the Dreams! None
Ryuki's Druddigon Aiming for the Top Floor! None
  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
  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
  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
  Feraligatr The claws on one of Feraligatr's hands glow light blue and it slashes the opponent with them.
A wild Feraligatr Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  Charizard The claws on both of Mega Charizard X's hands become surrounded in light green, claw-shaped energies. It then strikes the opponent with one of them.
Alain's Charizard Mega Evolution Special I None
  Bagon One of Bagon's hands becomes surrounded in a light green, claw-shaped energy. It then strikes the opponent with one of them.
Sawyer's Bagon Rivals: Today and Tomorrow! None
  Charmeleon One of Charmeleon's hands becomes surrounded in a light green, claw shaped energy. It then strikes the opponent with one of them.
Trevor's Charmeleon A Legendary Photo Op! None
  Charizard Charizard's hands become surrounded in a light green, claw shaped energy. It then strikes the opponent with them.
Alain's Charizard A Meeting of Two Journeys! None
Trevor's Charizard A League of His Own! None
Leon's Charizard Toughing It Out! None
  Noivern A light-green aura forms around each of Noivern's hands and they turn into a claw-like shape. Noivern then strikes the opponent with the claws.
Ash's Noivern A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! None
  Sceptile A light-green aura forms around each of Mega Sceptile's hands and they turn into a claw-like shape. Mega Sceptile strikes its opponent with the claws.
Sawyer's Sceptile Valuable Experience for All! None
  Garchomp A light-green aura forms around each of Mega Garchomp's fins and then it attacks the opponent with its claws.
Remo's Garchoo Analysis Versus Passion! None
  Sceptile A light-green aura forms around each of Sceptile's hands and they turn into a claw-like shape. Sceptile then strikes the opponent with the claws.
Sawyer's Sceptile A Riveting Rivalry! None
  Salazzle Salazzle's claws glow light green and slashes the opponent with them, leaving behind a trail of energy the same color as her claws.
Plumeria's Salazzle Battle Royal 151! None
  Flygon A light-green aura forms around each of Flygon's hands and they turn into a claw-like shape. Flygon then strikes the opponent with the claws.
Goh's Flygon A Crackling Raid Battle! None
Raihan's Flygon JN109 None


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

       
Garchomp
The user slashes the foe with huge, sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Garchomp A light-blue aura forms around each of Garchomp's fins and then Garchomp strikes its opponent with its claws.
Cynthia's Garchomp Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~


Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Image and description of the move


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder


Pokémon Battle Frontier


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍爪 Lùhngjáau
Mandarin 龍爪 / 龙爪 Lóngzhuǎ
  Dutch Drakenklauw
  Finnish Lohikäärmeenkynsi
Tulikoura (AG013)
  French Draco-Griffe*
Dracogriffe*
  German Drachenklaue
  Greek Νύχι Δράκου Nuhi Drakou
  Hindi द्रगों का पंजा Dragon ka panja
  Hungarian Sárkány Karom
  Indonesian Cakar Naga
Kuku Naga
  Italian Dragartigli
  Korean 드래곤크루 Dragon Claw
  Polish Pazur Smoka*
Smoczy Pazur*
  Brazilian Portuguese Garra de Dragão (games, XY086-present, TCG, manga)
Garra do Dragão (early anime)
  Romanian Gheara de Dragon
  Serbian Zmajeva kandža
Spanish   Latin America Garra de Dragón
  Spain Garra Dragón
  Thai ดรากอนคลอว์
  Turkish Ejderha Pençesi
  Vietnamese Vuốt Rồng
Móng Vuốt của Rồng



Variations of the move Strength
  StrengthDrill PeckDragon ClawSeed BombX-Scissor
  Dazzling GleamPower Gem


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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PE
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Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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