Tough Claws (Ability)

Tough Claws かたいツメ
Tough Claws
Flavor text
Generation VI
Powers up moves that make direct contact.
Generation VII
Powers up moves that make direct contact.
Generation VIII
Powers up moves that make direct contact.

Tough Claws (Japanese: かたいツメ Tough Claws) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI.

Effect

In battle

Tough Claws boosts the power of the Pokémon's contact moves by 30%.

Affected moves

The table below lists the moves affected by Tough Claws, as well as the Pokémon that can have Tough Claws and learn those moves.

Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Tough Claws. They may, however, be used after a Pokémon with Tough Claws learned the move via Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Tough Claws by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.

Outside of battle

Tough Claws has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Tough Claws

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Charizard
Mega Charizard X
Fire Dragon Tough Claws None None
  Meowth
Galarian Form
Steel Steel Pickup Tough Claws Unnerve
  Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl
Rock Flying Tough Claws None None
  Metagross
Mega Metagross
Steel Psychic Tough Claws None None
  Binacle Rock Water Sniper Tough Claws Pickpocket
  Barbaracle Rock Water Sniper Tough Claws Pickpocket
  Lycanroc
Dusk Form
Rock Rock Tough Claws None None
  Perrserker Steel Steel Battle Armor Tough Claws Steely Spirit
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Tough Claws boosts the power of contact moves by 20%.

Description

Games Description
SMD Contact moves such as Take Down and Scratch become more powerful!
MDRTDX Contact moves, such as Take Down and Scratch, become more powerful.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

  • X's Charizard, Salamè, was revealed to have Tough Claws as his Ability when Mega Evolved into Mega Charizard X in the PokéSPedia data-book.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 硬爪 Ngaahngjáau
Mandarin 硬爪 Yìngzhuǎ
  Czech Tvrdé drápy
  French Griffe Dure
  German Krallenwucht
  Italian Unghiedure
  Korean 단단한 발톱 Dandanhan Baltop
  Russian Крепкие Когти Krepkiye Kogti
  Spanish Garra Dura
  Vietnamese Móng vuốt cứng



  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.