Metal Claw (move)

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Metal Claw
メタルクロー Metal Claw
Metal Claw IX.png
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Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  50
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 II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Metal Claw (Japanese: メタルクロー Metal Claw) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation II. It is TM031 in Generation IX.

Effect

Metal Claw deals damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage.

Metal Claw can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Metal Sound was used in the previous turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Strikes the target with sharp claws. Has a one-in-ten shot at raising the user's Attack.
GSC An attack that may up user's Attack.
RSEColo.XD A claw attack that may raise the user's Attack.
FRLG The foe is attacked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack stat.
BWB2W2 The target is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The target is raked with steel claws. This may also raise the user's Attack stat.
SV The target is raked with steel claws. This may also boost the user's Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0004     Monster Dragon 13FRLG
0005     Monster Dragon 13FRLG
0006    
 
Monster Dragon 1, 13FRLG
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 14 18 18
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1
0050  
Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1
0052  
Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field 16 16
0098     Water 3 Water 3 21 21 21 21 8
0099     Water 3 Water 3 1FRLG 21 21 21 21 1
0212    
 
Bug Bug 30 26 21 21 21 21 12SwShBDSP 12
0215    
 
Field Field 65C 64 42 49BW
22B2W2
22 22 18SwShBDSP 18
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 18
0227    
 
Flying Flying 9ORAS 9 12 12
0290    
 
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38XY
21ORAS
21 25
0291    
 
Bug Bug 1
0292    
 
Mineral Mineral 1
0304    
 
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 4
0305    
 
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 1
0306    
 
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 1
0335     Field Field 12
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3 25 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17 12
0348    
 
Water 3 Water 3 25 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17 12
0375    
 
Mineral Mineral 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral 1,20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1 1 1
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1 1
0394     Water 1 Field 16 16 16 1, Evo. 1, Evo.BDSP Evo.
0395    
 
Water 1 Field 16 16 16 1 1BDSP 1
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8SwShBDSP 8
0448    
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP 1
0461    
 
Field Field 42 49BW
22B2W2
22 22 18SwShBDSP 18
0483    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 10DPPt
6HGSS
6 6 6 1SwShBDSP 1
0485    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6SwShBDSP 6
0529     Field Field 15 15 15 16 16
0530    
 
Field Field 15 15 15 16 16
0569     Mineral Mineral 1
0597    
 
Grass Mineral 14 14 14 5
0598    
 
Grass Mineral 14 14 14 1
0618  
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 1
0621     Dragon Monster 15
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 10 10
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 1 1
0632    
 
Bug Bug 21 21 11 8
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 13 13 1 7 7
0649    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 14
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1
0800     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1
0800  
Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1 1
0800  
Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1 1
0863     Field Field 16 16
0884    
 
Mineral Dragon 1 1
0888     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0889     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0903    
 
Field Field 18
0950     Water 3 Water 3 17
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy 8
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy 8
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy 8
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
1018    
 
Mineral Dragon 1
1023    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
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 Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
IX
TM031
0004     Monster Dragon
0027     Field Field
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0028     Field Field
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0050  
Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0052     Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0053     Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0158     Monster Water 1
0159     Monster Water 1
0160     Monster Water 1
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0212    
 
Bug Bug
0215    
 
Field Field
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0216     Field Field
0217     Field Field
0227    
 
Flying Flying
0287     Field Field
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0335     Field Field
0341     Water 1 Water 3
0342    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0375    
 
Mineral Mineral
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0394     Water 1 Field
0395    
 
Water 1 Field
0443    
 
Monster Dragon
0444    
 
Monster Dragon
0445    
 
Monster Dragon
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0448    
 
Field Human-Like
0461    
 
Field Field
0464    
 
Monster Field
0472    
 
Bug Bug
0483    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0485    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0529     Field Field
0530    
 
Field Field
0613     Field Field
0614     Field Field
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0628    
 
Flying Flying
0628  
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650     Field Field
0651     Field Field
0652    
 
Field Field
0775     Field Field
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0823    
 
Flying Flying
0863     Field Field
0884    
 
Mineral Dragon
0888     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0889     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0891     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0901    
 
Field Field
0901  
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
 
 
Field Field
0903    
 
Field Field
0921     Field Field
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0950     Water 3 Water 3
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1005    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1018    
 
Mineral Dragon
1023    
 
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 IX
0004     Monster Dragon
0027     Field Field C
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0046    
 
Bug Grass BDSP
0158     Monster Water 1 BDSP
0207    
 
Bug Bug BDSP
0216     Field Field C BDSP
0335     Field Field BDSP
0341     Water 1 Water 3
0443    
 
Monster Dragon
0621     Dragon Monster
0767    
 
Bug Water 3
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0216     Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0341     Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0158     Monster Water 1 Island Scan - Seaward CaveSM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0922    
 
Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - North Province (Area Three)SV
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0098     Water 3 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
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

Metal Claw inflicts damage and may raise the user's Attack by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 10 - 15 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 10 - 15 - 90% - Front Enemy No
BSL 10 - 15 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 5 99 25 99 90% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 25 99 90% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 31
Accuracy: 95%
Effect: Has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack.
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 GO

  Metal Claw
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 7
Duration 0.7 seconds
Damage window 0.43 - 0.63 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 6
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 12 → 8
  • February 16, 2017
    • Duration: 0.63 → 1.13 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Duration: 1.13 → 0.7 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Metal Claw
★★★
Attack power 19.83077
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May increase Attack

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 1 21 25 95% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of raising the user's Attack by one stat rank. Molayne & Dugtrio*
Hop & Zamazenta*
Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo (Direct link)
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of raising the user's Attack.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Metal Claw is Duraludon's second move. The user sends sharp claws forward; dealing damage to enemies hit and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. After this move is used, the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack. After reaching level 7, this move is replaced by either Dragon Tail or Stealth Rock.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also boost the user's Attack by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also boost the user's Attack 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 じぶんの こうげきを 1だんかいあげる
Conq. Scratch the enemy with steel claws. It may also increase the user's Attack.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Attack. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Attack. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

Main series

 
Sneasel
 
Excadrill
 
Weavile
 
Duraludon
The user rakes the target with sharp claws of steel.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Scizor's claws become surrounded in a silver aura and it grabs onto the opponent; or, one of Scizor's claws glow white and then it punches the opponent with it; or, Scizor jumps at the opponent and crosses its pincers. Both pincers become surrounded by a gray aura and gray static appears around them. When Scizor reaches the opponent, it brings its claws forward and slams them together in front of it, creating a large gray energy ball that shoots lightning bolts at the opponent; or, both of Scizor's claws glow white and it slams both of them into the opponent at once.
Shingo's Blade Wired for Battle! Debut
Gary's Scizor Can't Beat the Heat! None
A Trainer's Scizor Vanity Affair None
Katie's Scizor A Judgment Brawl None
Minnie's Scizor Gymbaliar! None
A student's rental Scizor Camping it Up! None
McCann's Scizor Mastering Current Events! None
Goone's Scizor Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
Goh's Scizor Leaping Toward the Dream! None
  Sneasel's claw glows white and then it slashes the opponent.
Harrison's Sneasel Playing with Fire! None
  Lairon's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Savannah's Lairon A Fan with a Plan None
  The black parts of Armaldo's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them; or, Armaldo's claws glow light blue and white and it slashes the opponent with them.
A wild Armaldo Where's Armaldo? None
Team Rocket's Armaldo Sobbing Sobble! None
  Aggron's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Johnny's Aggron Shocks and Bonds None
Paul's Aggron Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None
  The tips on one of Charmander's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Charmander of Team Go-Getters Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate None
  Registeel's fingers glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None
  The light blue parts of Prinplup's flippers glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Kenny's Prinplup Getting the Pre-Contest Titters! None
  Metang's forearm becomes surrounded by a white aura and light blue sparks surround it. It then hits the opponent with its arm; or, its claws glow a silver and white color and then the glow grows to form a bigger claw shape of silver and white energy around both claws and then it attacks the opponent with its claw; or, one of Metang's claws becomes surrounded in a claw-shaped silver aura and it attacks the opponent with it; or, Metang attacks the opponent with one of its arms.
Head engineer's Metang Bibarel Gnaws Best! None
Alain's Metang The Synchronicity Test! None
The Ultra Guardians' Metang Sparking Confusion! None
  The spikes on the top of Lucario's paws glow white and they grow, transforming into three claws. Lucario then slashes the opponent with them.
Maylene's Lucario Crossing the Battle Line! None
  Weavile's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them; or, Weavile's claws glow a silver and white color and then the glow grows to form a bigger claw shape of silver and white energy around both claws and then it attacks the opponent with its claws.
Paul's Weavile Pedal to the Mettle! None
Kagetomo's Weavile A Festival of Decisions! None
Mable's Weavile An Explosive Operation! None
  Metagross crosses its two front arms above its head and light blue sparks run up its arms for a moment. Metagross then slams into the opponent with its arms crossed; or, the claws on one one of Metagross's arms turn to iron, and it hits the opponent with them.
A wild Metagross Regaining a Home Advantage! None
Alain's Metagross Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
Orla's Metagross HZ029 None
  The blue parts on the rims of Empoleon's wings glow white or white and light blue and Empoleon slashes the opponent with one or both of them.
Barry's Empoleon Fighting Ire with Fire! None
Kenny's Empoleon Last Call - First Round! None
Professor Kukui's Empoleon A Full Battle Bounty! None
  Both of Excadrill's claws flash white and then turn into iron. It then repeatedly slashes the opponent with both of its claws.
Iris's Excadrill Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
  Drilbur pulls back one of its claws and it starts to shine white. When the glow fades, its claw turns into iron. Drilbur then slashes the opponent with its claw. Sometimes, when it slashes the opponent, it leaves behind a white trail of energy where it slashed.
Iris's Drilbur Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
Rocko's Drilbur A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
  Pawniard crosses its arms over its chest and the two white claws at the end of its arms turn into silver metal, starting from the base to the tip. It then slashes the opponent in an 'X'-like fashion; or, Pawniard's claws flash white for a moment, and then turn into iron. Pawniard then spins around and slashes the opponent with one of its claws.
Georgia's Pawniard Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None
  Genesect's claws glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
Chill Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
Shock Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  The spikes on Ferrothorn's feelers turn into iron and it slashes the opponent with them.
Cameron's Ferrothorn Curtain Up, Unova League! None
  The claws on Alolan Sandshrew's hands turn light blue and grow longer. It then slashes the opponent with them.
A wild Sandshrew Not Caving Under Pressure! None
  Parts of Necrozma's claws or one of its arms turns light blue and it then slashes the arm, sending two light blue crescent-shaped slashes of aura at the opponent.
Necrozma (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
  The claws on one of Dusk Mane Necrozma's paws glows light blue. It then slashes the paw, sending two light blue blades of energy at the opponent.
Necrozma (anime) The Prism Between Light and Darkness! None
  Skarmory's claws glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
A Trainer's Skarmory Battle Royal 151! None
  One of Duraludon's arms glows white and it strikes the opponent with it.
Raihan's Duraludon Toughing It Out! None
  Kingler's pincers glow white and light blue, and it strikes the opponent with one of them.
Team Rocket's Kingler The Cuteness Quotient! None
  One of Corphish's pincers glows white and light blue, and it strikes the opponent with it.
Ash's Corphish A Fated Face-Off! None


Pokémon Evolutions

 
Empoleon


The target is raked with steel claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Empoleon slashes the opponent with the rims of its wings.
Barry's Empoleon The Rival Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金屬爪 Gāmsuhk Jáau *
合金爪 Hahpgām Jáau *
Mandarin 金屬爪 / 金属爪 Jīnshǔ Zhuǎ *
合金爪 Héjīn Zhuǎ *
  Dutch Metalen klauw
  Finnish Rautanäppi (EP140)
Rautakoura/Rautakynsi (OS)
Rautakynsi/Teräskynsi (AG series)
  French Griffe Acier
  German Metallklaue
  Greek Μεταλλόνυχες
  Hindi धातु का पूंजा Dhatu Ka Punja
लोहे का पूंजा Lohay Ka Punja
  Indonesian Cakar Besi
Kuku Besi
  Italian Ferrartigli
  Korean 메탈클로 MetalkeulloIX+
메탈크로우 MetalkeurouII, IVVIII
  Polish Metalowy Pazur
Portuguese   Brazil Garra de Metal
  Portugal Garra Metálica
  Romanian Gheara de Metal
  Serbian Metalna kandža
Spanish   Latin America Garra de Metal
Pinzas Metálicas (EP140)
Pinzas (EP270)
Pinzas de Metal (EP271)
  Spain Garra MetalIII+
Garra-MetalII
  Swedish Metallklo
  Thai เมทัลคลอว์
  Turkish Metal Pençe
  Vietnamese Móng Vuốt Sắc
Móng Vuốt Sắt


Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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