Crush Claw (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 75
Accuracy 95
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Crush Claw deals damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Tears at the foe with sharp claws. May lower DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is attacked with sharp claws. It may also lower the foe’s DEFENSE.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user slashes the foe with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target’s Defense.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target’s Defense.
X/Y The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Crush Claw at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 22
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 22
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 55
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 1
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 67
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Level 1
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 46
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 46

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Crush Claw as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Field
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Field
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Field
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Field
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Field
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Crush Claw in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 4 — Special