Scratch (move)

Scratch
ひっかく Scratch
Scratch VIII.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 also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if Leer was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Fury Swipes and Slash to have their base appeal points doubled.

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.
Colo.XD 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
SwSh
Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1PE 1
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 8 8 1 1 1 1 1 5
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1, 8 8 1 1 1 1 1 1
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1, 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
050   Diglett
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1PE
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1PE
052   Meowth
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1 8
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field 8
053   Persian
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1 1
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
056   Mankey
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
057   Primeape
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
161   Sentret
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
162   Furret
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
190   Aipom
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
255   Torchic
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
287   Slakoth
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
289   Slaking
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1
335   Zangoose
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
359   Absol
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
424   Ambipom
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
431   Glameow
  Field Field 5 5 5 5
432   Purugly
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
510   Liepard
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
511   Pansage
  Field Field 1 1 1
513   Pansear
  Field Field 1 1 1
515   Panpour
  Field Field 1 1 1
529   Drilbur
  Field Field 1 1 1 4
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
570   Zorua
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 1 1 1 1
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
653   Fennekin
  Field Field 1 1
654   Braixen
  Field Field 1 1
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field 1 1
677   Espurr
  Field Field 1 1 1
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field 1 1 1
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 1 1 1
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1
725   Litten
  Field Field 1 1
726   Torracat
  Field Field 1 1
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field 1 1
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 1
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
810   Grookey
  Field Grass 1
811   Thwackey
  Field Grass 1
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass 1
863   Perrserker
  Field Field 1
893   Zarude
 
 
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Scratch is a move with 8 base power, 90% accuracy and 22PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's power has been changed to 6 and its PP to 28.

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

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 Panpour Salandit
The foe is hit by the user's sharp claws
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Meowth 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 Primeape puts its hand in a fist and repeatedly scratches the opponent with its fist.
Ash's Primeape The Punchy Pokémon None
  Psyduck Psyduck charges at the opponent with its claws extended and scratches them.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
  Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ repeatedly scratches the opponent with her claws.
Emily's Maria Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon None
  Sandslash Sandslash repeatedly slashes the opponent with its claws.
Koji's Sandslash Good Quil Hunting None
  Totodile Totodile scratches the opponent repeatedly with its claws.
Ash's Totodile The Totodile Duel None
  Vigoroth 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 Sableye scratches the opponent with its nails.
Cassidy's Sableye Oaknapped! None
  Torchic Torchic jumps up and scratches the opponent repeatedly with its two feet.
Nurse Joy's Torchic Having a Wailord of a Time None
  Slakoth 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 Aipom scratches the opponent with its hands.
Multiple wild Aipom Slaking Kong! None
Ash's Aipom Slaking Kong! None
  Weavile Weavile scratches the opponent with its claws.
A wild Weavile Duels of the Jungle! None
  Chimchar Chimchar scratches the opponent with its fingers, leaving behind white trails of energy.
Ash's Chimchar When Pokémon Worlds Collide! None
  Zorua 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
  Panpour 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 Axew raises its claws in the air and one of them flashes white. It 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 Zangoose's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Weiss's Zangoose Saving Braviary! None
  Meowstic Meowstic extends the claws on one of its paws, or the claws on one of Meowstic's hands glow white. It 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 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 Sneasel raises its claws in the air and one of them flashes white. It 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 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
  Manectric One of the claws on one of Manectric's front paws glows white and it then charges towards 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 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
  Meowth 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
  Torracat 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 Salandit's claws glow white and it scratches the opponent with them.
Tupp's Salandit Real Life...Inquire Within! None


Pokémon Origins

       
Charmander Charmeleon
The foe is hit by the user's sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Charmander Charmander scratches the opponent with its claws.
Red's Charmander File 1: Red Debut
  Charmeleon Charmeleon scratches the opponent with its claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
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*
Atak Pazurami*
Drapiący Atak*
Ściskający Atak*
Portuguese   Brazil Arranhão (games, anime, TCG, 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 Gust
  PoundScratchTackleLeafageBranch Poke
  GustFairy Wind



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