Metal Claw (move)

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Move data

Type Steel
Category Physical Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 95
PP 35  (max. 56)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Metal Claw deals damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack by one stage.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may up user's ATTACK.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A claw attack that may raise the user’s ATTACK.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is attacked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s ATTACK.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s Attack stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s Attack stat.
X/Y The target is raked with steel claws. This may also raise the user’s Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Metal 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.

Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 21
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 21
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 21
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 22
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 38
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 11
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 11
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 11
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 19
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 19
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 20
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 20
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 9
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Level 16
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 16
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 22
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 6
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 15
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 15
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 14
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 14
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 25
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 25
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 21
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 13
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Totodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Field
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Corphish
#341 / Water
Water 1, Water 3
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Water 1, Water 3
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster