Scratch (move)

Scratch
ひっかく Scratch
Scratch IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Scratch (Japanese: ひっかく Scratch) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Scratch inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Scratch can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Fury Swipes and Slash to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Leer was used in the previous turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. Sharp claws are used to inflict damage on the target.
GSC Scratches with sharp claws.
RSE Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
FRLG Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe.
ColoXD Scratches the target with sharp claws.
DPPtHGSSPBR Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe to inflict damage.
BWB2W2 Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0004     Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0005     Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0006    
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0027     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
0028     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 Rem.
0029     Monster Field 8 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5
0030     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, 8 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0046    
 
Bug Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0047    
 
Bug Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0050     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0050  
Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0051     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0052     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 8 8
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1 1 8 8
0052  
Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field 8 8
0053     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
0054     Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0055     Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0056     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0057     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0140    
 
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5
0141    
 
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0158     Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0159     Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0160     Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0161     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0162     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0190     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0215    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0216     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0217     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0255     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0256    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0257    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0287     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0288     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0289     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0290    
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0291    
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0292    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0335     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
0348    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
0352     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
0359     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
0390     Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1
0391    
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1
0392    
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1
0424     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
0431     Field Field 5 5 5 5 5
0432     Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
0434    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0435    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0461    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0509     Field Field 1 1 1 1
0510     Field Field 1 1 1 1
0511     Field Field 1 1 1
0513     Field Field 1 1 1
0515     Field Field 1 1 1
0529     Field Field 1 1 1 4 4
0530    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
0570     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
0570  
Zorua
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0571     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
0571  
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0610     Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
0611     Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
0612     Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
0621     Dragon Monster 1 1 1 1
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
0653     Field Field 1 1 1
0654     Field Field 1 1 1
0655    
 
Field Field 1 1 1
0677     Field Field 1 1 1 1
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1
0725     Field Field 1 1 1
0726     Field Field 1 1 1
0727    
 
Field Field 1 1 Rem.
0757    
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
0758    
 
Monster Dragon 1 1
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1
0810     Field Grass 1 1
0811     Field Grass 1 1
0812     Field Grass 1 1
0863     Field Field 1 1
0893  
Zarude
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0901    
 
Field Field 1
0901  
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
 
 
Field Field 1
0903    
 
Field Field 1
0906     Field Grass 1
0907     Field Grass 1
0908    
 
Field Grass 1
0921     Field Field 1
0922    
 
Field Field 1
0923    
 
Field Field 1
0944    
 
Field Field 1
0945    
 
Field Field 1
0979    
 
Field Field 1
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
1015    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 8 - 22 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 6 - 28 - 90% - Front Enemy No
BSL 6 - 28 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 4 99 25 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 4 99 25 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

  Scratch
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 4
Duration 0.5 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 2
Turns 1
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: 10 → 6
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 12
    • Duration: 0.5 → 1 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 6
    • Energy boost: 7 → 4
    • Duration: 1 → 0.5 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Scratch
Attack power 19.20681
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

 
Primeape
 
Chimchar
 
Salandit
 
Golduck
The user scratches the target with its hard, pointed, sharp claws to inflict damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Meowth scratches the opponent with its claws. Sometimes when it uses this move, its claws glow white and leave behind white trails of energy.
Meowth of Team Rocket Challenge of the Samurai Debut
  Primeape puts its hand in a fist and repeatedly scratches the opponent with its fist.
Ash's Primeape The Punchy Pokémon None
  Psyduck charges at the opponent with its claws extended and scratches them.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
  Nidoran♀ repeatedly scratches the opponent with her claws.
Emily's Maria Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon None
  Sandslash repeatedly slashes the opponent with its claws.
Koji's Sandslash Good Quil Hunting None
  Totodile scratches the opponent repeatedly with its claws.
Ash's Totodile The Totodile Duel None
  Vigoroth hits the opponent with its whole hand.
Norman's Vigoroth There's no Place like Hoenn None
Marcel's Vigoroth The Garden of Eatin' None
  Sableye scratches the opponent with its nails.
Cassidy's Sableye Oaknapped! None
  Torchic jumps up and scratches the opponent repeatedly with its two feet.
Nurse Joy's Torchic Having a Wailord of a Time None
  Slakoth scratches the opponent with its claws.
Marcel's Slakoth The Garden of Eatin' None
A Coordinator's Slakoth Playing the Performance Encore! None
  Aipom scratches the opponent with its hands.
Multiple wild Aipom Slaking Kong! None
Ash's Aipom Slaking Kong! None
  Weavile scratches the opponent with its claws.
A wild Weavile Duels of the Jungle! None
  Chimchar scratches the opponent with its fingers, leaving behind white trails of energy.
Ash's Chimchar When Pokémon Worlds Collide! None
  The end of one of Zorua's paws glows light blue and it swings the paw at the opponent, releasing a crescent blade of energy.
Zorua (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  The tips of one or both of Panpour's hands glow white and it scratches the opponent one or more times, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Cress's Panpour Triple Leaders, Team Threats! None
  Axew raises its claws in the air and one of them flashes white and then scratches the opponent one or more times with both claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Iris's Axew The Bloom Is on Axew! None
  Zangoose's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Weiss's Zangoose Saving Braviary! None
  Meowstic extends the claws on one of its paws, or the claws on one of Meowstic's hands glow white and then scratches the opponent.
Astrid's Meowstic Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
Heath's Meowstic Splitting Heirs! None
Blake's Meowstic Splitting Heirs! None
  Fennekin scratches the opponent with one of its front paws, leaving a white trail of energy. Sometimes, it extends the claws.
Mirror Serena's Fennekin The Cave of Mirrors! None
Serena's Fennekin Forging Forest Friendships! None
  Sneasel raises its claws in the air and one of them flashes white and then scratches the opponent one or more times with both claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
A Performer's Sneasel Performing with Fiery Charm! None
  Braixen scratches the opponent with one of its front paws, leaving a white trail of energy.
Serena's Braixen Over the Mountain of Snow! None
  One of the claws on one of Manectric's front paws glows white and it charges toward the opponent to scratch the opponent with the same set of claws
Celosia's Manectric Meeting at Terminus Cave! Japanese version only
Manectric cannot legally learn Scratch.
  Litten scratches the opponent once or multiple times with one of its front paws, leaving a white trail of energy.
Ash's Litten Alolan Open House! None
Professor Kukui's Litten A Timeless Encounter! None
  Alolan Meowth scratches the opponent with one of its claws.
Matori's Meowth Acting True to Form! None
Nanu's Meowth Tough Guy Trials! None
  The claws on one of Torracat's paws extend and turn white before it scratches the opponent with them.
Ash's Torracat Love at First Twirl! None
  Salandit's claws glow white and it scratches the opponent with them.
Tupp's Salandit Real Life...Inquire Within! None
  Charmander's claws glow yellow and it scratches the opponent with them.
Leon's Charmander Partners in Time! None
  Sprigatito's claws glow yellow and it scratches the opponent with them.
Liko's Sprigatito Special Training with Cap! None
  Golduck's claws glow yellow and extend. It then scratches the opponent with them.
Onia's Golduck Charge! Galar Mine! None


Pokémon Origins

 
Charmander
 
Charmeleon
The foe is hit by the user's sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Charmander scratches the opponent with its claws, leaving behind orange trails of energy.
Red's Charmander File 1: Red Debut
  Charmeleon's claws glow white and become surrounded in a yellow-orange aura. It then scratches the opponent with them.
Red's Charmeleon File 2: Cubone None


In the manga

Aim to Be a Card Master!!


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Jáau *
利爪 Leihjáau *
抓癢 Jáauyéuhng *
挍痕 Ngāauhàhn *
Sōu *
搶攻 Chéunggūng *
Mandarin Zhuā *
利爪 Lìzhuǎ *
搔癢 Sāoyǎng *
爪子攻擊 Zhuǎzi Gōngjí *
Sāo *
  Czech Škrábavý útok
  Danish Kradse
  Dutch Krab
  Finnish Raapaisu
Raapiminen (AG series)
  French Griffe
  German Kratzer
  Greek Γρατσουνιά Gratsouniá
  Hindi पंजा मारो Panja Maaro
खरोच मारो Kharoch Maaro
खुजली का हमला Khujli ka hamla
  Indonesian Cakar
  Italian Graffio
  Korean 할퀴기 Halkwigi
  Polish Rysa*
Drapanie*
Portuguese   Brazil Arranhão (games, anime, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Arranhar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Arranhadela
  Romanian Zgârietura
  Russian Царапина Tsarapina
  Serbian Grebanje
Spanish   Latin America Rasguño (EP029-DP)
Arañazo (BW005-present)
  Spain Arañazo
  Swedish Klösattack*
Rivattack*
  Thai ข่วน
  Turkish Tırmalama
  Vietnamese Cào


Variations of the move Pound
  PoundScratchTackleLeafageBranch Poke
  GustFairy Wind


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