Scratch (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 35  (max. 56)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Scratch is one of the most common and basic moves a Pokémon learns. It deals damage with no additional effects.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Scratches with sharp claws.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
FireRed/LeafGreen Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe to inflict damage.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.
X/Y Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Scratch 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.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 1
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 1
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 1
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 1
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 1
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 1
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 1
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 1
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 1
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 1
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 1
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 1
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 1
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 1
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 1
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 1
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 1
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 1
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Level 1
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 1
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 1
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 1
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 1
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 1
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 1
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 1
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 1
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 1
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 1
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 5
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 1
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 5
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 1
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 1
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Level 1
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 1
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 1
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 1
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 1
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 1
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 1
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 1
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 1
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 1
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 1
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 1
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 1
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 1
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 1