Razor Claw

The Razor Claw (Japanese: するどいツメ Razor Claw) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It allows Sneasel to evolve into Weavile or Sneasler, and also increases the holder's critical hit ratio.

Razor Claw
Razor Claw
Bag Razor Claw Sprite.png
Razor Claw
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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Power 80

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A  1,050
SMUSUM N/A  2,500
SwSh  3,000  2,500
BDSP N/A  1,050
LA  10,000  500
SV  15,000  3,750


In battle

Raises the critical hit ratio of the holder by one stage.

Outside battles

Causes Sneasel to evolve into Weavile when leveled up at night while holding it. This consumes the Razor Claw.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the item causes Hisuian Sneasel to evolve into Sneasler when used during the day, and Johtonian Sneasel into Weavile when used at night. This consumes the Razor Claw.


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a sharply hooked claw that ups the holder's critical-hit ratio.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. This sharply hooked claw increases the holder's critical-hit ratio.
LA A sharp and pointed claw that seems as though it might be able to cut through anything at all. It's loved by a certain Pokémon.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. This sharply hooked claw boosts the critical-hit ratio of the holder's moves.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Route 224, Victory Road, Team Galactic HQPt Battle ParkDP/FrontierPt (48 BP)
HGSS Battle Frontier (48 BP)
BW Route 13 Route 13 (treasure hunter), Battle Subway (48 BP)
B2W2 Giant Chasm Battle Subway/PWT (8 BP)
XY Battle Maison (48 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (48 BP),
Crescent Isle, Mirage Forests (west of Route 105, south of Route 109, north of Route 111, west of Route 114, north of Lilycove City, north of Route 124, east of Mossdeep City, south of Route 132)
PMC Balloon Popping (Lv. 3)
SMUSUM Tapu VillageUSUM Held by wild Jangmo-o , wild Hakamo-o (5% chance each), and wild Kommo-o (50% chance)
SwSh Dusty Bowl (reappears daily)
Stow-on-Side (bargain shop), Hammerlocke (10 BP)
Held by wild Jangmo-o, wild Hakamo-o (5% chance each)Sw, and wild Kommo-o (50% chance)Sw
SwShIoA Cram-o-matic (Ice: 72-80 points)
BDSP Route 224, Victory Road Battle Park (5 BP)
LA Jubilife Village Trading Post (1,400 MP)
Jubilife Village (randomly available from Ginter, as "Mystery Claw")
Space-time distortions
SV Delibird Presents (Mesagoza Branch, after earning 4 Gym Badges)
Porto Marinada auction



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


Bag sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Razor Claw appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.


Games Cost Sell price
MDTDS 1000  1 


If the player offers both a Lunar Ribbon and Razor Claw at Luminous Spring, Sneasel can be evolved into Weavile. This consumes the Lunar Ribbon and Razor Claw.

If thrown, it will deal 1 damage (2 if sticky). Using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.


Games Description
MDTDS A wickedly sharp claw perfect for raking enemies. It allows a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDTDS Treasure Boxes, Job requests (★3-★9)
Happy Outlook (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F), Mt. Mistral (Kecleon Shop: 3F, 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F, 15F, 17F, 19F), Shimmer Hill (Kecleon Shop: 2F, 4F, 6F, 8F, 10F, 12F, 14F, 16F), Lost Wilderness (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F)


Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
, and Sky

Pokémon Conquest

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Reason: Details on the non-evolution effect of the Razor Claw

In Pokémon Conquest, Sneasel evolves into Weavile if its link is improved while its Speed is 175 or higher and its Warrior is equipped with a Razor Claw. The Razor Claw also increases the probability of attacks hitting enemies' weak spots.

Razor Claw can be purchased from the traveling merchant for 5000 gold, and sold for 2500-3250 gold.


Games Description
Conq. Enables certain Pokémon to evolve. Increases the probability of attacks hitting enemies' weak spots.

Pokémon UNITE

Razor Claw in Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, the Razor Claw is a held item. After using a move, the user's next basic attack within 3s deals additional damage to a single target. The damage is equal to 10/15/20 and 40/45/50% of user's Attack at grades 1, 10, and 20 respectively. If the user is classified as a melee attacker, this basic attack also slows enemies by 30% for 1 seconds (with a 1.5s cooldown). On top of that, the item increases Attack and critical hit rate: by 1 and 0.6% at Grade 1, and by 15 and 2.1% at Grade 30.

In the manga

A Razor Claw in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

In Dealing With A Koffing Fit, Silver's Sneasel evolved into a Weavile due to having gained experience while holding a Razor Claw, which had been given to Silver by Green.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 銳利之爪 Yeuihleih-jī Jáau
Mandarin 銳利之爪 / 锐利之爪 Ruìlì-zhī Zhuǎ
  French Griffe Rasoir*
Grif. Rasoir*
  German Scharfklaue
  Italian Affilartigli
  Korean 예리한손톱 Yerihan Sontop
  Brazilian Portuguese Garra de Navalha
  Spanish Garra Afilada
  Vietnamese Vuốt Sắc

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