Metal Claw (move)

Metal Claw
メタルクロー Metal Claw
Metal Claw VIII.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. In Pokémon Gold and Silver, it was the signature move of Scizor.

Effect

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

Metal Claw can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if the move Metal Sound was used in the prior 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
SwSh
The target is raked with steel claws. This may also raise the user's Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 13FRLG
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 13FRLG
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1, 13FRLG
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 14 18
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field 16
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3 21 21 21 21 8
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3 1FRLG 21 21 21 21 1
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 30 26 21 21 21 21 12
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field 65C 64 42 49BW
22B2W2
22 22 18
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 9ORAS 9 12
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38XY
21ORAS
21 25
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug 1
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 4
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 1
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 1
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 25 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17 12
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 25 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17 12
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1,20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1 1
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field 16 16 16 1, Evo.
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field 16 16 16 1
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 8
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 42 49BW
22B2W2
22 22 18
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10DPPt
6HGSS
6 6 6 1
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6
529   Drilbur
  Field Field 15 15 15 16
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field 15 15 15 16
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 1
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral 14 14 14 5
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral 14 14 14 1
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 1
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 15
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 10
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 1
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug 21 21 11 8
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 1 7
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 14
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
863   Perrserker
  Field Field 16
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon 1
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field C
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field C
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
767   Wimpod
 
 
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
216   Teddiursa
  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
341   Corphish
  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
158   Totodile
  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.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
098   Krabby
  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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Metal Claw is a move with 10 base power, 90% accuracy, and 15 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user, and might possibly raise user's Attack by one stage.

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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 1 21 25 95% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of raising the user's Attack by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of raising the user's Attack.

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
                             ZacianZamazenta
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

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

       
Duraludon Alolan Sandshrew Weavile Scizor
The user's claws glow and are used in slashing the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Scizor 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 Sneasel's claw glows white and then it slashes the opponent.
Harrison's Sneasel Playing with Fire! None
  Lairon Lairon's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Savannah's Lairon A Fan with a Plan None
  Armaldo 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 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
  Charmander 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 Registeel's fingers glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None
  Prinplup 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 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
  Lucario 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 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 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.
A wild Metagross Regaining a Home Advantage! None
Alain's Metagross Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
  Empoleon 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
  Excadrill 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 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 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 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
  Ferrothorn The spikes on Ferrothorn's feelers turn into iron and it slashes the opponent with them.
Cameron's Ferrothorn Curtain Up, Unova League! None
  Sandshrew 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
  Necrozma Parts of Necrozma's claws one 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
  Necrozma 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 Skarmory's claws glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
A Trainer's Skarmory Battle Royal 151! None
  Duraludon One of Duraludon's arms glows white and it strikes the opponent with it.
Raihan's Duraludon Toughing It Out! None
  Kingler 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


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 메탈크로우 Metal Claw
  Polish Metalowy Pazur*
Żelazny Uścisk*
Żelazne Kleszcze*
Żelazny Chwyt*
Żelazny Cios*
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 Metal*
Garra-Metal*
  Swedish Metallklo
  Thai เมทัลคลอว์
  Turkish Metal Pençe
  Vietnamese Móng Vuốt Sắc
Móng Vuốt Sắt



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