Shadow Claw (move)

Shadow Claw
シャドークロー Shadow Claw
Shadow Claw VIII.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Shadow Claw (Japanese: シャドークロー Shadow Claw) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV. It has been TM65 since Generation IV.

Effect

Shadow Claw deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Shadow Claw can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 39 39 39XY
29ORAS
29 33
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 55DP
49PtHGSS
49 49XY
33ORAS
33
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 80DPPt
42HGSS
42 42 42 42
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 1, Evo.
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous 55 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 37 42
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1, Evo.
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
TM65
V
TM65
VI
TM65
VII
TM65
VIII
TM65
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
050   Diglett
  Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
161   Sentret
  Field Field
162   Furret
  Field Field
190   Aipom
  Field Field
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
529   Drilbur
  Field Field
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field
614   Beartic
  Field Field
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
775   Komala
  Field Field
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
828   Thievul
  Field Field
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
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
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Rescue Kidnapped Riolu!
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Shadow Claw is a move with 13 power, 88% accuracy and 10 PP. The user attacks enemy in front. The move has an increased critical hit raito.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 40 48 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.

Pokémon GO

  Shadow Claw
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 9
Energy boost 6
Duration 0.7 seconds
Damage window 0.25 - 0.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 6
Energy boost 8
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: 16 → 11
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 11 → 12
    • Energy boost: 8 → 6
    • Duration: 0.95 → 1.2 seconds
    • Damage window: 0.75 - 0.95 → 0.25 - 0.5 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 9
    • Duration: 1.2 → 0.7 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • January 31, 2019
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

       
Glameow Liepard Persian Mimikyu
A dark-purple aura shaped into sharp claws envelops the user's paw. The user then strikes the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Glameow Glameow holds out its paw and its lower arm becomes surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a huge claw and Glameow slashes the opponent with it.
Zoey's Glameow Arrival of a Rival! Debut
Johanna's Glameow DPS01 None
  Simisage Simisage's raises its arm before placing its hand on the ground. A shadow of a claw then stretches across the ground and reaches for the opponent. The shadow then rises from the ground and strikes the opponent.
Angus's Simisage The Clubsplosion Begins! None
  Durant Durant's mandibles become surrounded by black auras with a purple outlines. The auras then extend, and Durant stabs the opponent with them.
Multiple wild Durant Battling the Leaf Thieves! None
  Kyurem One of Kyurem's claws glows black with a purple outline. The aura grows into a large claw, and Kyurem strikes the opponent with it.
Kyurem (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
  Persian One of Persian's paws becomes surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Persian slashes the opponent with it.
Giovanni's Persian Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None
  Liepard One of Liepard's paws becomes surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Liepard slashes the opponent with it.
Stephan's Liepard Strong Strategy Steals the Show! None
Bryony's Liepard Meeting at Terminus Cave! None
  Haxorus One of Haxorus's hands becomes surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Haxorus slashes the opponent with it.
Rhoder's Haxorus Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation! None
  Absol Mega Absol's claw becomes surrounded by black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Absol slashes the opponent with it.
Astrid's Absol Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
  Trevenant Trevenant's claw becomes surrounded by black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Trevenant slashes the opponent with it.
A wild Trevenant Forging Forest Friendships! None
  Sableye One or both Sableye's claws becomes surround by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Sableye slashes the opponent with it, sometimes leaving behind light purple trails of the claws.
Carrie's Sableye Cloudy Fate, Bright Future! None
Nanu's Sableye Guiding an Awakening! None
  Bisharp Both of Bisharp's arms become surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Bisharp slashes the opponent with it.
Heidayu's Bisharp A Festival of Decisions! None
  Weavile Both of Weavile's arms become surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Weavile slashes the opponent with it.
Kagetomo's Weavile A Festival of Decisions! None
  Mimikyu Mimikyu creates one or two black sharp claws with a purple outline from under its rag. It then slashes the opponent with one or both of them.
Jessie's Mimikyu Loading the Dex! None
Acerola's Mimikins Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime? None
  Zoroark One or both of Zoroark's arms become surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Zoroark slashes the opponent with it.
Gladion's Zoroark Final Rivals! While disguised as Lycanroc
  Zoroark One or both of Zoroark's arms become surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline. The aura then takes the form of a claw and Zoroark slashes the opponent with it.
Gladion's Zoroark Enter the Champion! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Shadow Claw is the only Ghost-type Cute move.
  • Shadow Claw is the only TM move that returned in Generation VIII as the same number it previously was.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影爪 Amyíng Jáau *
影子鉤爪 Yíngjí Ngāujáau
Mandarin 暗影爪 Ànyǐng Zhuǎ *
影子鈎爪 Yǐngzi Gōuzhuǎ *
  Dutch Schaduwklauw
  French Griffe Ombre
  German Dunkelklaue
  Greek Σκοτόνυχες Skontónuches
  Hindi छाया का पंजा Chhaya Ka Panja
  Italian Ombrartigli
  Korean 섀도크루 Shadow Claw
  Norwegian Skyggeklo
  Polish Cienisty Pazur*
Cień Pazura*
Portuguese   Brazil Garra Sombria (games, BW106-present, TCG)
Garra das Sombras (early anime)
  Portugal Garra Sombra
  Romanian Gheara Fantomă
  Russian Коготь тьмы Kogot' T'my
Призрачный коготь Prizrachnyy kogot'
  Serbian Kandža senke
Spanish   Latin America Garra de Sombra
  Spain Garra Umbría
  Thai ชาโดว์คลอว์
  Vietnamese Vuốt Bóng Tối



Variations of the move Slash
  SlashCross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow Claw
Formerly a variation
  Leaf Blade


Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
Alola
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
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